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BC LIBERAL NOMINATION

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Paralympics champion officially installed as BC Liberal candidate NEIL HORNER

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As of this evening, Parksville Paralympian Michelle Stilwell will be the nominee for the BC Liberals in the Parksville-Qualicum constituency. In a response to reports that Stilwell was the Liberal nominee, constituency association president Bruce Cownden confirmed the withdrawal of Patrick Chenier means Stilwell will be the only candidate for the nomination when the constituency association holds their nomination meeting Tuesday night. However, until that time, she is merely the sole candidate for that nomination. Cownden noted the party’s constitution allows nominations from the floor. However, he said all such nominations must still be vetted by the party prior to the meeting and the deadline for starting that process has come and gone. See ENCOURAGED, page A4

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Big change this week for your local newspaper You don’t have to wait until Friday for your next edition of The Parksville Qualicum Beach News. This is the week we make our publication date change, meaning we now hit the streets and doorsteps on Tuesdays and Thursdays, not Tuesdays and Fridays as it has been for many years. “This change will allow our readers a more timely delivery of local news, and both our readership and advertisers will benefit from having advertised specials, flyers, etc. — delivered one day earlier,” said The NEWS publisher Peter McCully. Editor John Harding said The NEWS will be introducing new features in the coming weeks to coincide with the change while retaining the features readers currently enjoy. We welcome your comments: editor@pqbnews.com. — NEWS Staff

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STARTING POINT Local society tackles dementia stigma If a close friend told you she has dementia, would you avoid her for fear of being embarrassed by what she might say or do? If you answered “yes,� you’re not alone. According to a recent poll by Alzheimer’s Disease International, 40 per cent of people with dementia reported they had been avoided or treated differently after diagnosis. It’s no surprise, then, that one in four respondents cited stigma as a reason to conceal their diagnosis, says Jane Hope, the Oceanside support and education coordinator for the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. That’s why the Society has chosen “See me, not my disease. Let’s talk about dementia� as the theme of the annual Alzheimer Awareness Month, which runs through January nationally. The goal is to address myths about the disease, shift attitudes and make it easier to talk about dementia, says Hope. “Stereotypes and misinformation are what prevent people with dementia from getting the help they need and stop others from taking the disease seriously.� For example, Alzheimer’s disease is more than having the occasional “senior moment� or losing your keys. It is a progressive degenerative brain disorder that affects each person differently. Sadly, it is fatal and there is no cure. Today, 747,000 Canadians have dementia, 70,000 whom are British Columbians. While dementia can affect people as young as 40 years of age, the risk doubles every five years after 65. For information on local assistance, including support and information groups and educational seminars, contact Hope toll-free at 1-800-462-2833 or jhope@alzheimerbc.org. — Submitted by Alzheimer Society of B.C.

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Royal LePage offices in Parksville and Qualicum Beach collected Toys for Hospitalized Tots over the holiday season and delivered them to NRGH Paediatric staff in time for Christmas.

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The Royal LePage offices in Parksville and Qualicum Beach celebrated their fourth annual Toys for Hospitalized Tots drive by delivering approximately 200 toys to the Paediatric Unit at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH). Co-organizer Michele Wuerch, put the call out to fellow Royal LePage realtors in early December and the

response was overwhelming. Dolls, board games, and educational toys were just some of the donations that will give children facing medical challenges a chance to be kids while visiting NRGH. When the group delivered the toys just before Christmas, Wuerch expressed her appreciation to every donor

who supported the toy drive. “This is possible thanks to realtors, but also because of other businesses, our generous clients, as well as many friends who recognized the need and stepped forward�. The toys will increase the NRGH Paediatric team’s ability to provide some respite for young people during a critical time. — Staff/Submitted

Last year, emergency medical dispatchers at B.C. Ambulance Service (BCAS) answered more than 394,000 9-1-1 calls. While many of those calls involved life-threatening situations from cardiac arrests to childbirth to motor vehicle incidents, some, however, were not of an urgent nature and

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Michelle Stilwell is the only person in Parksville history to receive a key to the city. In this file photo above, Stilwell receives the Queen’s Jubilee Medal on Michelle Stilwell Day in Parksville in September, 2012 from Mayor Chris Burger.

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“There is no other candidate,” he said. In an interview Monday, Stilwell said she’s delighted to take on the new challenge and said she is encouraged by the strong show of support she has received from the community. “Isn’t it exciting?” she asked. “It has been quite amazing. Since word went out a week or so ago I keep running into people in the community and they are really excited that I’m willing to take on this new challenge. That makes it a lot more comfortable.” She said her first task, once acclaimed, will be to organize a good

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Off-duty RCMP officer gets his man If there’s a warrant out for your arrest, you just never know when or where you’re going to be caught. That lesson was learned by a former Qualicum Beach resident, who found himself placed under arrest by an off-duty RCMP officer from the Oceanside detachment over the holidays. The action took place on Dec. 23 in Tsawwassen, when the off-duty officer spotted a suspect he had been looking for at the ferry terminal. The officer immediately recognized Qualicum Beach resident Joseph Robert Doyle, who was known to have three outstanding warrants for his arrest stemming from a 2009 incident in Oceanside. He was wanted for fraudulently consuming electricity, production of a controlled substance, and possession for the purpose of trafficking. The officer approached Doyle who was waiting to catch a ferry, and informed him that his travel plans had changed as he was under arrest. — NEWS Staff

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Pacific Brimm owner Renate Child, left, and employee Lindsay Brewster hope the change from HST back to two taxes won’t be a big deal.

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Businesses are now able to register to collect provincial sales tax (PST) in anticipation of the removal of the harmonized sales tax (HST) on April 1. While local businesses don’t have all the details, they don’t appear to be too worried. “I found it fairly easy last time,” said Pacific Brimm co-owner Renate Child of the introduction of the HST in July 2010, but they haven’t received any paperwork or details about the switch back, so she doesn’t know what it will entail. She said assuming the returned PST has the same exemptions, they will not be charging it, meaning a possible seven per cent reduction in the taxes they collect. Several local businesses told The NEWS they are not ready for the switch and have received at most a letter saying more details are coming, but they didn’t want to go on the record and are optimistic the details will be worked out.

down when things change again, the consumer pays,” he said. The province agreed to drop the 12 per cent HST after a referendum in August 2011. The province will return to the five percent GST and seven percent PST. Finance Minister Kevin Falcon recently said the PST would be “improved” but will include all previous exemptions. “It is dramatically improved, simplified, administratively more clear,” he told the CBC. “It’s not like the old piece of whatever you want to call it which was in place before, which was enormously frustrating for a lot of our small business community in particular.” “There will be no PST on purchases like food, restaurant meals, bicycles, gym memberships, movie tickets or for personal services like haircuts, just as it was previously,” Falcon said. There will also be changes in how businesses track and remit PST with a more convenient online system. Details to come.

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Kim Burden, executive director of the Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce, said he hasn’t received any feedback from the business community. He agreed that the transition to the HST “was a bit of work, but it was not onerous,” and he expects the switch back to be similar. “There will be a bit more paperwork,” he said, since businesses will have to remit two sets of paperwork again for the two taxes as they did before the HST. “But it will also be a benefit to some businesses,” he said pointing to those in food services who will be collecting less tax. Others are less optimistic for the consumer. “What happens to the end user? Who always pays? The consumer always pays for it in the end,” said Blue Door Audio Visual sales associate Tony DeMederios speaking on his own behalf. “As soon as there’s a new system things go up and nothing goes back

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Muriel has seen many changes Long-time Oceanside resident Muriel Dash (nee Hewitt) is getting ready to celebrate her 100th birthday. Born in Saskatchewan on January 14, 1913, Muriel Hewitt moved with her parents to Errington in 1922 at the age of nine. Attending classes in a little two-room schoolhouse (offering Grades 1-8), she recalls her first teacher was Mrs. Despard, after whom the street in Parksville is named. Following completion of Grade 8 in Errington, Muriel transferred to Parksville for a couple of years before finishing her formal education at Alberni District High School. In 1936, Muriel moved back to Saskatchewan to work on a large cattle ranch owned by a family friend, Marion Dash. “The Willows”, a farm consisting of 16 quarters (2,560 acres), was run by Mrs. Dash Sr. and her four sons. In 1940, Muriel married one of the Dash brothers, Arthur. They had three sons, Ted, Barry and Harvey. In 1952, Arthur Dash passed away. Four years later, in 1956, Muriel moved with her three boys back to Parksville where she has remained for the past 57 years. Her first home in Parksville was on the corner of Corfield Road and the Island Highway, the present site of the post office. Muriel is currently residing at Arrowsmith Lodge. Her family is pleased to announce that they will be celebrating her 100th birthday at Knox United Church on January 12th. Muriel’s friends are invited to an open house between 2-4 p.m. in the lounge of the church. — Submitted by Donna Dash

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Muriel Dash, pictured here with one of her great-grandsons Jacob, will be 100 years old on January 14.

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Discovery Community College reports 95 per cent of its students find employment Flying in the face of the prevailing economic doom-and-gloom narrative, Discovery Community College has reported that more than 95 per cent of its students are finding employment upon graduation. Each year, Discovery Community College (DCC) is required to file an end-of-year placement report with the Private Career Training Institutes Agency. This year’s report, which came out earlier this month based on responses from 90 per cent of DCC grads, noted that an impressive 95.72 per cent of students found work upon graduation between May 2011 and April 2012. Ten of the college’s 22 career programs boasted 100 per cent employment. “We’re obviously thrilled with these results,” says DCC President Lois McNestry. “It shows that our training is effective and targeted to what employers are looking for. It also confirms that there are jobs out there if you have the right training and expertise.” Established in 1989, Discovery Community College is a private ca-

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ready to admit that your hands. their addiction A bad habit for is wrecking their sure — but an addicBy Arthur Black lives. tion?  That’s what this Absolutely, acget-together is all cording to the exabout.  perts.  A report in It’s billed as a a recent issue of Device-Free Drinks Newsweek magaevent.  The idea zine claims that is to teach people overindulgence in how to survive cell phone use, not without a WMD in to mention texting, their pocket or purse. tweeting and web surfing, can That doesn’t stand for Weap- quite literally rewire human on of Mass Destruction; it stands brain circuits.  Brain scans of adults deemed for Wireless Mobile Device.  These people are going to nomophobic — which is to say attempt to spend the next few people who use their devices hours separated from their more than 38 hours a week — IPhones, IPads, ITouches, Black- display symptoms that are eeBerrys, Androids, smart phones rily similar to those found in the or other digital leg iron of choice. brains of cocaine addicts and Sounds absurd but it’s real hard-core alcoholics.  enough.  Those symptoms range from An estimated 13 million Brits serious anxiety to clinical desuffer from ‘nomophobia’ — the pression — even rage or acute fear of being separated from psychosis. their mobile phone device.  This particular Device-Free It’s even worse on this side of Drinks get-together at the the Atlantic. The average Ameri- lounge has attracted about 250 can mobile user is online 122 digital junkies and they are ofmore hours per year than the fered a variety of diversionary average Brit.  pastimes to help wean them That’s the best part of a week from their toys.  wasted staring at a little box in There’s a glass jar labelled

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A real hero for Aboriginal people VICTORIA — The century-old plight of Canada’s aboriginal people is back in the public eye, thanks to protests dubbed Idle No More. As with Occupy protests last year, the demands are vague. One of the claims, repeated in media coverage of protests, is that the federal government is moving to end the historic Indian Act restriction against selling reserve land. A look at the federal legislation, Bill C-45, shows this is not the case. Amendments ease restrictive provisions for leasing reserve land, which remains property of the Crown held in perpetuity for the aboriginal community. This change was initiated by B.C. aboriginal leaders so they can follow the trail blazed by one of the most entrepreneurial chiefs in Canadian history. His name is Ron Derrickson, and he served six terms as chief of the Westbank First Nation near Kelowna. One of my first big reporting assignments was covering a Royal Commission into his administration’s business affairs in the mid-1980s.

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tried to beat him to There had death with a metal been an asbar. Badly injured, tonishing 17 Derrickson made it federal into his gun cabinet vestigations and shot his assailbefore that, ant, who survived stemming to go to prison. from local Derrickson tesclaims that By Tom tified that his apDerrickson Fletcher proach to the Indiwas just too an Affairs bureaucracy was successful. He drove a big black Mer- simple. He did business, cedes, wore expensive suits, and if they didn’t like it, they and established a bunch of could tell him. Reserve land can’t be enterprises, including Cansold, so he leased it, offering ada’s first water slide. The commission was people a low-cost way to enchaired by John Hall, then joy the sunny Okanagan. His business plan was known as the Crown prosecutor who put serial killer also simple. Drive to CaliClifford Olson away, and fornia and see what they’re now an appeal court judge.  doing. Drive back and do it Derrickson’s suit jacket in B.C. A 2007 profile of Derrickhad a conspicuous bulge as he took the stand each day. son by Greg Fjetland in CaHe was packing a semi-au- nadian Business magazine tomatic pistol, having de- describes how he came by manded and received a his approach to Ottawa. He carry permit after a brutal grew up “dirt poor, living in a tar paper shack.” attempt on his life. His family name was TouThe hit man, an ex-cop, was hired by people who sawasket, until the local Indidn’t like the bottom-line dian Agent drew an Anglo way Derrickson ran West- name out of a hat. He and his brother were bank’s lease-hold mobile the first aboriginal kids to athome parks. He showed up at Der- tend public school in Kelowrickson’s home one day and na.

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After putting all of her little eightyear-old heart into neatly handwriting a fable, Victoria Fabling had created something that would be at the essence of her life’s work. Besides becoming an author, Fabling would become immersed in graphology, the study and analysis of handwriting. It can reveal alot about a person, including aspects of their health and mental state, Fabling explained. And further, by improving their penmanship, Fabling believes people may improve their lives. Fabling was drawn to graphology while working for the fashion company Chanel in London, England. She attended a lecture called Change Your

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Old Jamaica

Dairy Milk Buttons

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Cadbury

99

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99

50gr

2$ for

4

5

4$ for

Aunty’s

Steamed Pudding 2x100gr

2$ for

5

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¢

25

Fresh

Extra Lean Ground Sirloin Beef Minimum 1.2 kg Tray Pack

t A Grea r o Start F Your ! Health

25¢ from participating Dempster’s products will go to the QF Community Health Endowment Fund in support of health care!

Dempster’s

WholeGrains or Body Wise Tortillas 248-488gr

2$ FOR

5

Activia Probiotic Yogurt 650gr

2$ FOR

5

HE A

10

EACH

E x tra Large

1

Mexican “Hot House”

Beefsteak Tomatoes

3.73 per kg

Danone

$

WOW ! Dole

Live Right Bites 170gr

2$ for

4

Bakery Fresh

69

3 Korn Bread

Celloed Wrapp

California “Dole”

Iceberg Lettuce

99

per lb

NEW!

2

99

Danone

Activia Probiotic Yogurt 8x100gr

3

¢ each

99

LT H Y E AT S to WIN An Evening with

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14

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DAILY “HEALTHY EATS” FEATURES!

14

Contest Runs from Jan 7 - 20, 2013

See PHONE APP, Appyhour.ca or stores for details.

PAIRS OF TICKETS TO BE WON!

14

DAILY PRIZE DRAWS

JANUARY 24 AT ROGERS ARENA

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Family Pack, 8.80 per kg

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Family Pack, 15.41 per kg

99 PER

lb

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3

Family Pack, 11.00 per kg

PER

Q

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99

lb

lb

PER

25

Juice Fountain QF# 8100

*

chute for whole fruit motor spins the filter basket at 12,000 RPM for hard fruits and vegetables t Easy assembly and clean design

Flour 10kg

Coconut 200gr

432-461gr

Kelloggʼs Eggo Waffles 280gr

99

3000 Rogers Golden Syrup 750ml

Kraft Cool Whip 500ml

99

¢

Betty Crocker

Hershey’s

340-450gr

200-350gr

Frosting

Chipits

¢

Betty Crocker

Sun-Maid

Natural California Raisins 750gr

Brownie or Cookie Mix 440-550gr

5000 Snowcrest Raspberries In Light Syrup, 425gr

Kraft Dream Whip Topping 170gr

3000

2$ for

4

2$ for

5

Sun-Maid

2$ for

4

Pitted Prunes 250gr

7

77

3

99

2$ for

4

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5000

Q-Points

SAVE 200,000 Q-POINTS

Rogers

Golden Boy

SuperMoist Cake Mix

lb

1,599,000

Offers are in effect from January 7 - 13, 2013.

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PER

Breville

OFF

bonus

3000

3

99

Comox ❖ Courtenay ❖ Port Alberni ❖ Powell River ❖ Qualicum Foods

852gr, Each

10,000

Whole Pork Tenderloin

99

%

lb

8.80 per kg

U P S T A I R S I N S I D E Q U A L I T Y F O O D S , J U S T A B O V E P E R K AV E N U E C A F E , I N :

ALL

PER

Fresh

13.21 per kg

PER

lb

Bonus Q-Points Range Fed Angus Beef Burgers

E

4 5

49

Hertiage Angus

GRAD

Whole Australian Leg of Lamb

Flat Iron Grilling Steak

Family Pack, 7.69 per kg

AA

Fresh

Fresh Canadian

Fresh Stewing Beef

6

99

Fres

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hC

AAA

Strip Loin Grilling Steak

hC

3

Fres

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Outside Round Marinating Steak

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Fresh Whole

Grade A Frying Chicken

Locally Raised BC Poultry

Family Pack, 8.80 per kg

3

2 Pack, 4.83 per kg

2

99

Maple Lodge

Chicken Bacon 375gr

3 99 4 99

PER

lb

Olymel

Olymel

500gr

450gr

Each

Grimm’s

Smokies 450gr

2$ for

Each

FREE

so G re a t P r i c e

Chocolates 131gr

4$ for

Quaker

5

Dipps or Chewy Granola Bars

2$

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for

136-298gr

Prime Chicken Cordons

284-340gr

Pasta

375-454gr A

$2.49 Value

4

2 $5 for

FREE!

for

1kg

Heinz

5

2$ for

Heinz

Lilydale Fully Cooked

Sliced Chicken or Turkey Breast 400-500gr, Each

10,000

Q

points

French Fries

158-233gr

3$

4 99 4

99

bonus

McCain

Hamburger or Tuna Helper

lb

Barilla Bonus Q-Points

n Classic Favourites!

Betty Crocker

PER

Each

Offer is in effect Monday January 7th - Sunday, January 13th

Neilson

Microwave Pop Corn

Maple Leaf

for

& Receive A

19 Each

2$

700ml

Jolly Time

300-375gr

8 6

Healthy Choice 1 BUY Pasta Sauce

Selected, 156-187gr

Harvest Meats

Sausage Rings & Chubs

Wieners

Sliced Bacon

A17

5

Polaris Distilled Water 4lt

3500 Kettle Brand Baked Potato Chips 113gr

Heinz

3000 Oh Henry or Reeseʼs Pieces, 230gr

Beans

Tomato Ketchup

Pasta

Selected, 398ml

750ml-1lt

398ml

Hershey Bites

2500 Summerland Syrup

4 $5 for

2$ for

7

341ml

4 $5 for

5000 Imperial Cinnamon Spread 250gr

3000


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Help build the Quality Foods Community Health Endowment Fund! Black Diamond

Cheddar or Mozzarella Cheese

Campbell’s

500gr

540ml

5

Black Diamond

Cheestrings 336gr

99

4 5 5 99

Primo

Beans 540ml

4 $ Simply Broth 900ml

for

Christie

Black Diamond

Premium Plus Crackers

Cheese Slices 500gr

2

99 2 $ for

Primo

255-311gr

241-283gr

Smart Ones Gourmet

5

4$ for

900gr

5

2$ for

Hellmann’s

Becel

890ml

227gr or 907gr

4

540-650gr

2$ for

2.25kg

3

Washing Machine Cleaner

4 5

3

5

99 For

Quaker

Selected, 288-430gr

3

99

2$ for

4

Life Crunchtime Cereal

2$ for

800ml

1.02lt or 80’s

12-24’s

6x132’s

5

99

3

99

3 Skippy

Peanut Butter

100% Pure & Natural Orange Juice 2.63lt

Naked

Lactantia

450ml

Selected 250gr

100% Fruit Smoothie

Quaker

Harvest Crunch Cereal

4 3

99

for

for

Crispbread 200-275gr

4

for

Clean up on these great deals!

Select-A-Size Paper Towels

5 4

4

2$

4 2$ 4

99 Plus Applicable Fees

Wasa

Cream Cheese Product

2$

Bounty

99

99

Plus Applicable Fees

645-800gr

Facial Tissue

3

2 5

99

5

Tropicana

750gr

99

99

99

500ml

for

Quaker

Royale

99

80-144’s

Cereal

Royale

Bathroom Tissue

325-390gr

2

Pure Jam, Jelly or Marmalade

¢ 2$

6

Orange Pekoe or Green Tea

Selected, 350-500gr

Ultra Downy or Bounce

Fabric Softener

Tetley

99

Smucker’s

Quaker

Febreze

Fabric Refresher

Dr. Oetker

Ristorante Thin Crust Pizza

256-350gr

2for$

99

Instant Oatmeal

Cookies

126-226gr

Apple Cinnamon, 275gr

3x75gr

12

5

Quaker

99

127-214gr

For

Quick Oats

99

Peek Freans

Smart Ones Gourmet or Express

Crispy Minis Rice Cakes

Life or Corn Bran Squares Cereal

Soft Margarine

Mayonnaise

for

s start with Super Grains! y a D t Perfec

Pasta

4

2$

Weight Watchers

2$ for

5

for

925gr

130-138gr

3$

Quaker

Tide

99

4x107ml

Smart Ones Signature

2for$

5

Get a fresh start this year! 57’s

Weight Watchers

Quaker

for

Laundry Pods

Weight Watchers

680ml

3 $

Tide

Plus Applicable Fees

Primo

Thick & Zesty Pasta Sauce

5

for

Original Roast Ground Coffee

Thinsations 100 Calories

Fruit Cups

5$

450-500gr

for

Knorr

4

2$

Maxwell House

Christie

Dole

Premium 100% Juice 1lt

A19

¢ 25 from participating Dempster’s products goes to Health Care!

Dole

Chunky Soup

www.pqbnews.com

Febreze

Air Effects

5

Cascade

Classic, 709ml

1.7kg or 1.36lt

Concentrated Dishwashing Liquid

275gr

6’s

99

Ivory

2

99

2$ for

4

Dishwasher Powder or Gel

3

99


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Help build the Quality Foods Community Health Endowment Fund! Black Diamond

Cheddar or Mozzarella Cheese

Campbell’s

500gr

540ml

5

Black Diamond

Cheestrings 336gr

99

4 5 5 99

Primo

Beans 540ml

4 $ Simply Broth 900ml

for

Christie

Black Diamond

Premium Plus Crackers

Cheese Slices 500gr

2

99 2 $ for

Primo

255-311gr

241-283gr

Smart Ones Gourmet

5

4$ for

900gr

5

2$ for

Hellmann’s

Becel

890ml

227gr or 907gr

4

540-650gr

2$ for

2.25kg

3

Washing Machine Cleaner

4 5

3

5

99 For

Quaker

Selected, 288-430gr

3

99

2$ for

4

Life Crunchtime Cereal

2$ for

800ml

1.02lt or 80’s

12-24’s

6x132’s

5

99

3

99

3 Skippy

Peanut Butter

100% Pure & Natural Orange Juice 2.63lt

Naked

Lactantia

450ml

Selected 250gr

100% Fruit Smoothie

Quaker

Harvest Crunch Cereal

4 3

99

for

for

Crispbread 200-275gr

4

for

Clean up on these great deals!

Select-A-Size Paper Towels

5 4

4

2$

4 2$ 4

99 Plus Applicable Fees

Wasa

Cream Cheese Product

2$

Bounty

99

99

Plus Applicable Fees

645-800gr

Facial Tissue

3

2 5

99

5

Tropicana

750gr

99

99

99

500ml

for

Quaker

Royale

99

80-144’s

Cereal

Royale

Bathroom Tissue

325-390gr

2

Pure Jam, Jelly or Marmalade

¢ 2$

6

Orange Pekoe or Green Tea

Selected, 350-500gr

Ultra Downy or Bounce

Fabric Softener

Tetley

99

Smucker’s

Quaker

Febreze

Fabric Refresher

Dr. Oetker

Ristorante Thin Crust Pizza

256-350gr

2for$

99

Instant Oatmeal

Cookies

126-226gr

Apple Cinnamon, 275gr

3x75gr

12

5

Quaker

99

127-214gr

For

Quick Oats

99

Peek Freans

Smart Ones Gourmet or Express

Crispy Minis Rice Cakes

Life or Corn Bran Squares Cereal

Soft Margarine

Mayonnaise

for

s start with Super Grains! y a D t Perfec

Pasta

4

2$

Weight Watchers

2$ for

5

for

925gr

130-138gr

3$

Quaker

Tide

99

4x107ml

Smart Ones Signature

2for$

5

Get a fresh start this year! 57’s

Weight Watchers

Quaker

for

Laundry Pods

Weight Watchers

680ml

3 $

Tide

Plus Applicable Fees

Primo

Thick & Zesty Pasta Sauce

5

for

Original Roast Ground Coffee

Thinsations 100 Calories

Fruit Cups

5$

450-500gr

for

Knorr

4

2$

Maxwell House

Christie

Dole

Premium 100% Juice 1lt

A19

¢ 25 from participating Dempster’s products goes to Health Care!

Dole

Chunky Soup

www.pqbnews.com

Febreze

Air Effects

5

Cascade

Classic, 709ml

1.7kg or 1.36lt

Concentrated Dishwashing Liquid

275gr

6’s

99

Ivory

2

99

2$ for

4

Dishwasher Powder or Gel

3

99


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New York Style Corned Beef

1

Fresh Deli

Sandwiches & Wraps

Roast Beef

1

49

PER gr

100

Lilydale

Each

454gr

3000

10 Pack

PER

100gr

7

99

Crispy Chicken Drumsticks

Tre Stelle Bocconcini

Imperial Soft Margarine 454gr

3000 Selected, Assorted Sizes

5000 Down Under Naturals Hair Care Products

Original or Sensitive, 10ʼs

3500

Scotties Pocket Pack Tissue 8ʼs

2500 Grannyʼs Liquid Dish Soap 740ml

Alcan Aluminum Foil 12x25ft

3000

Weather Permitting

Egg Roll ............................

149

Available at Select Stores Serving Suggestions

99

¢ PER

100gr

Fresh Ahi Tuna

1

49 PER gr

100

31/40 Size Raw P&D Tail Off

White Tiger Prawns Frozen or Previously Frozen

99 3

¢ PER

100gr

99

1

PER

100gr

69 PER

100gr

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2500

Fresh Sole Fillets

PER

100gr

Frozen or Previously Frozen

Frozen or Previously Frozen

Bic Disposable Razors

69

Basa Fillets

Wild Sockeye Salmon

2500

1

PER

100gr

Boneless Skinless

4-6 lb Average H&G

Assorted Sizes

100

99

100

Family Pack

Childrenʼs or Junior Tylenol

PER gr

¢

PER gr

21

29

Vinaigrette Coleslaw, Traditional Potato or Wild Rice with Blueberries Salad

95

Dinner for Two

1

Marble Cheddar Cheese

Each

200gr

3000

1

79

69

points

bonus

Pillsbury Ready to Bake Cookies

2

PER

100gr

Kentucky Chicken Breast

Oven Roasted or Sundried Tomato

Q

• Local BC Pork • Lactose & Gluten Free • No Added MSG • No Growth Promotants

Lilydale

Fat Free Turkey Breast

5000

Old Fashioned or Honey Ham

Vienna

49

Bonus Q-Points

Continental

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Raisin Bread

2$ for

Bakery Fresh

Bakery Fresh

9” Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Bagels Selected

4

2

for

2

6 49 for

Bakery Fresh

Bonus Q-Points

Cinnamon Buns

for

Bakery Fresh

2

McGavin’s

Bread

Silver Hills

Double Layer

Bread or Bagels

Vanilla or Chocolate Cake

2$ Chocolate Eclairs for 5

9

Triple Layer

Raspberry Truffle Cake .......

So Good

Fortified Soy Beverage

FREE

Shaker Bottle with Purchase Jordans

Clif Bar

454gr

5x42gr

Organic Coconut Oil Save

19

¢ 99

PER 100gr

249-282gr

99 2 Be Pure

Quality Fresh

Family Favourites Trail or Manhattan

2 $5 for

520ml Plus Applicable Fees

99 9

99 3 Quality Fresh

Sweet Treats Gummi Bears or Worms 200gr

99 1

2 $3 for

Quality Fresh

Sweet Treats Chocolate Raisins Dark, 500gr

Flax Multigrain, 375gr

5000

Dempsterʼs WholeGrains Bread Selected, 600gr

5000

Bobʼs Red Mill Gluten Free Biscuit Mix 680gr

7500

Vitamin C Effervescent 100% Natural Powder Coconut Water

500gr

225-250gr

Crunch Granola Bar

99 6 Emergen-C

Cereal

99

for

Omega Nutrition

49 3

2lb

While Supplies Last

4

2$

$5

Whey Protein Powder

points Q

bonus

Dempsterʼs Pita Snackers

6

1.89lt

Edge

5000

5000

1599 2 $4 2 $ for

6 Pack, Each e

6ʼs

WOW

Cream Filled Strudel ......................... for

Mini Danish

Byblos Bakery Pita Bread

500-570gr

430-615gr or 5’s

..

99

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Calabrese Buns

99 6 99 6 99

7

Yogurt Raisins

Bakery Fresh

Back to Basics” Specials! “ y r a u n a J

Bakery Fresh

A21

99 4

Bobʼs Red Mill Gluten Free Pancake Mix 623gr

5000

Bobʼs Red Mill Brown Rice Flour 680gr

5000 Rogerʼs 9 Grain Cereal 750gr

3000 Friskies Dry Cat Food 1.4-1.5kg

5000 Pedigree Vitality + Dog Food 2kg

3000


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Healthy Eats to WIN Oprah Seats! See the QF App, Appyhour.ca or Stores for details

4”

Primula

1

49

California “Blue Jay”

Large Navel Oranges

99 2.18 per kg

Each

Refresh Bouquet

10

99 Each

Chilean “Sugarone”

Green Seedless Grapes

2 6.59 per kg

99

Pr emiu

per lb

Italian “Premium”

5$ for

6oz Clamshell

Chilean Grown

Fresh Blueberries

2$ for

California “Dole Label”

Fresh Celery

6

Mexican Grown

Grape Tomatoes

1.94 per kg

1 Pint Basket

¢

Snap Top Carrots

per lb

2$ for

California Fresh 1.52 per kg

69

Organic

¢

4

per lb

BC Grown “Extra Fancy”

Organic Royal Gala Apples

1 3.28 per kg

California Grown

2$ for

California Grown

Earthbound Farm

Organic Cello Carrots

2lb Bag

2

Large Kiwi Fruit

m

per lb

88

¢

4

3’s

Organic Romaine Hearts

2$ for

6

4lb Bag

“Photos for presentation purposes only”

7 DAYS OF SAVINGS – JANUARY

MON.

TUES.

WED.

THUR.

FRI.

SAT.

SUN.

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES

Qualicum Foods - 705 Memorial 752-9281 Port Alberni - 2943 10th Ave. 723-3397 Nanoose Bay - 2443 Collins Cr. 468-7131 Parksville - 319 E. Island Hwy. 954-2262 Campbell River - 465 Merecroft Rd. 287-2820 Powell River – 4871 Joyce Ave. (604) 485-5481

Organic Navel Oranges

3

99 each

Email Address: customerservice@qualityfoods.com Nanaimo – Beban Plaza – 2220 Bowen Rd. Nanaimo – Harewood Mall – 530 5th St. Nanaimo – Northridge Village – 5800 Turner Rd. Comox Valley – 2275 Guthrie Rd. Courtenay - 1002 -2751 Cliffe Avenue

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758-3733 754-6012 756-3929 890-1005 331-9328

49 per lb


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DAYS! of Briatray i7n th

Monday Janu th 3 1 y r nua to Sunday Ja

3

Cadbury

Dairy Milk

200-230gr

Branston Original Pickle

3

520gr

99

for

Baked Beanz

4

415gr

6

2$

99

for

4 Pack

99

¢ Each

Mint Favourites

Red Cabbage

3

200gr

330gr

99 Each

2$

99

for

Each

5

95gr

or

Farrah’s

Harrogate Toffee 100gr

2$ for

5

2$ for

Pearce Duff’s

3$ for

5

Custard Creams or Garibaldi for Biscuits

3$

100-150gr

5

Lee’s

Macaroon & Scottish Tablet Bar

3$ for

60-70gr

130gr

2

3$ for

Sage & Stuffing Mix

Piccalilli Pickle 275gr

Bisto

5

2$ for

5

Paxo

Heinz

Favourite Gravy Granules

5

170gr

2$ for

5

2$ for

for

Coleman’s

for

5

Hartley’s

Ma Made 850gr

English Mustard 100gr

5 1

Each

2

2

400gr

125gr

99 Each

2

4$

Coconut Covered Marshmallows 4’s

2$ for

3

Some quantities are limited. Shop early for best selection. Photos for Presentation Purposes Only. Sorry No Rainchecks!

Tunnock’s

Caramel Wafer Biscuits Real Milk Chocolate, 8’s

2$ for

5

99 Each

Chocolate Cream, Orange or Peppermint

6’s

Tunnock’s

Each

Favourite Brown Sauce

Yeast Extract

99

3

99

Daddies Marmite

Milk Chocolate Tea Cakes

Pudding

Last! While Supplies

5

4$

Fry’s

Heinz

5

4

300gr

2$

Tunnock’s

for

Each

Each

Bigga or Mushy Peas

170gr

Curly Wurly

for

Batchelors

2

99

Glacier Mints Crawford’s

Cadbury

2$

Each

Strawberrry/Raspberry/ Chocolate/Vanilla,146gr

400gr

285-300gr

99

Fox’s

Classic Cream of Tomato Soup

for

5 2

99

Original, 500gr

Original, 250gr

300gr

3

3$

Taylors of Harrogate

Porrage Oats

Porrage Oats

160-170gr

99

Each

Each

80’s

Blancmange

In Tomato Sauce 410gr

Heinz

¢

Scott’s

Ready Brek

3

400gr or 2x300gr

Yorkshire Tea

Fruit Gums Pastilles or Jelly Tots

Baked Beans

for

30gr

Rowntree’s

Broad Beans

2$

99 99 Flake Bar

¢

Each

Special Toffee Original

Heritage

Branston

Cadbury

330ml

¢

Digestives Milk Chocolate or Rich Tea Cookies

Thorntons Bassett’s

A23

McVitie’s

Cherry Coke

with Fiery Jamaican Root Ginger, 330ml

Hayward’s

3

Each

Heinz

330ml

454gr

99

3

Irn Bru

Onions

Butter Beans

2$

¢

Barr

Ginger Beer

Hayward’s

Crosse & Blackwell 300gr

99

1’s

Each

Crosse & Blackwell

Old Jamaica

Dairy Milk Buttons

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99

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It’s our famous

99

50gr

2$ for

4

5

4$ for

Aunty’s

Steamed Pudding 2x100gr

2$ for

5

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It started as a small group in Eva Grodt’s living room nearly four years ago, dedicated to bringing about a shift in consciousness like that experienced by astronaut Edgar Mitchell — today it is 380 members strong. The group is called Shift in Action and it’s a community group based in Parksville. It is linked to the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), a non-profit research and educational organization founded in 1973 by Mitchell after he experienced a profound sense of universal connectedness on his return trip from the moon. Noetic is a Greek word loosely translated as “inner knowing,” according to the IONS website. There are now about 200 community groups around the world con-

nected to IONS. Shift in Action’s mission statement has an emphasis on healing and understanding the mind-body-spirit connection. The meetings provide a place where like-minded people can gather to grow and learn by listening to speakers, watch movies and have conversations. Grodt said in the past speakers have educated on dreams, hypnosis, raw food and energy modalities like Reiki and the emotional freedom technique (EFT). “It’s all about living a better, healthier life,” she said. The number of members who show up to the meetings at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre vary, depending on what movie is being shown or who is presenting, but there’s one topic

that always draws a full house, she said. “Every time past lives and karma comes up the room is full.” Grodt said the meetings are an opportunity for people in the community to learn and share their own experiences, as well as allow those who practice healing modalities to show the community what they offer. These people can leave business cards or pamphlets on the information table. The next event is called Shadow Energetics, on Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. where Darryl Gurney will explain the energetic dynamics surrounding why people feel challenged by others, and how, if left unresolved, this can sabotage relationships and contribute to illness among other negative effects.

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e have all heard the comment, “He’s an institutional case.� It is usually applied to someone who has been released from a prison or some other institution where he had resided for a long time. While institutionalized, his life was entirely regimented and organized for him. His life in the institution may have been very small and limited, although it felt safe and comfortable.

Now on the outside, he finds just going grocery shopping to be traumatic. The myriad of everyday decisions he faces is often overwhelming. Freedom, yes, but also total discomfort! It is no wonder he finds himself thinking about how simple life was in the institution. I experienced the simplicity of institutional life myself, while confined to the hospital last year. I

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life, but it didn’t was simhave to ple. pay bills, Many drive my- By Dr. Neill Neill former self anylong-term where instituor work. tional It was residents hard on take acmy wife tion to asbecause sure their she had speedy to pick up the slack and do return to their commany of the things fortable little prison that I had handled. I cell. Fortunately for often endured pain or me, my hospital senboredom in my little tence was too short to

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ally for the stresses of middle-age as the average 25-year old. There may have been lots of life events, but they were faced with alcoholic numbness, not full experience and comprehension. Are there other prisons that can psychologically limit people to living small? I’ve seen under-education, unemployment, a bad marriage, and geography, including living on a reserve, all become prisons with the consequent smallness of life and lack of freedom. Even the illusory promise of a small pension can keep a person locked into a small life. What other life-limiting institutions can you think of? You can reach Registered Psychologist Dr. Neill Neill at 250752-8684 or through his website www.neillneill.com

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From Tudors to memoir writing Vancouver Island University’s Elder College courses begin the week of January 14, covering a variety of interests like memoir writing, the Elizabethan Tudors, health and aging and many more at both Nanaimo and Parksville campuses. Why take VIU Elder College courses? Easy— not only is it a fun and fascinating way to keep our brains active, it also helps expand our knowledge base and better understand the world around us. The instructors are passionate about their subject matter and enjoy sharing it with their students, so class discussions can get lively. But relax — there are no exams or compulsory assignments in VIU Elder College courses, just lots of class participation and personal learning. It’s also a great way to meet people who share similar interests to yours, all in an informal atmosphere. What is VIU ElderCollege? It’s a program of Vancouver Island University focused on the lifelong learning needs and interests of persons 50 years old and better. All courses are held during the daytime, at either the VIU Nanaimo campus on Fifth Street, the VIU Parksville campus on Jensen Avenue (civic centre), or select public locations such as The Oceanside Community Arts Council and the Nanaimo Museum. All locations are accessible by bus and have parking nearby. Check the VIU ElderCollege course offerings and register for your preferences this week. You can pick up a course calendar at one of the VIU campuses, or consult www.viu.ca.eldercollege or call 1-866-734-6252. Class sizes are limited. — Submitted by Lynda McCullough


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t was a cold, grey day in the middle of winter, perhaps the best time to be thinking about sun, sand and beach wear. In fact, January can be a great time of the year for sales of bathing suits, says the owner of Brown-Eyed Susan’s on Second Avenue in Qualicum Beach. “Obviously, the summer time is a huge time for us,” said Brenda McConnell. “January and February is also a big time for us because people go on cruises, vacations.” McConnell has owned the Qualicum Beach store for four years. Her and business partner Rick Williams also own a store in Nanaimo. Aside from bathing suits, Brown-Eyed Susan’s is chock full of other kinds of ladies apparel, from lingerie and sleepwear to summer casual wear and accessories. It’s certainly not a No Guys Allowed zone, but it does allow for a place for women to feel comfortable making what can be a difficult purchase. “Bathing suits are the number one item women most dislike shopping for,” said McConnell. “You got that right,” piped up the voice of a nearby customer

who overheard the conversation McConnell was having with a reporter. Brown-Eyed Susan’s has some of the most high-tech bathing suits in the world. That’s right, high-tech bathing suits. “It’s chlorine resistant swim wear, designed to last longer in the pool than the average bathing suit,” said McConnell. McConnell moved to this region from the Ontario cottagecountry town of Bobcaygeon, made famous by a Tragically Hip song. She had visited the Parksville-Qualicum Beach area in the past and her husband worked on the Island for B.C. Ferries in the 1970s. “We fell in love with (the area),” said McConnell. “We always wanted to move out here.” She said they weren’t just going to up and move from Ontario on the information they had gathered during holidays here — they were taking this relocation thing seriously. “We had a checklist,” said McConnell. JOHN HARDING PHOTO They were looking for communities that had reached Brown-Eyed Susan’s owner Brenda McConnell displays some of the beach wear at her shop on Second Five-Bloom status in the Com- Avenue in Qualicum Beach. munities in Bloom program and those with heritage and a good Qualicum Beach area was “not after itself — that was important Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. reputation for volunteerism, only beautiful it had adequate to us.” E-mail: brown.eyed.susans@ During the winter months, resources.” among other things. “It’s a community that looks Brown-Eyed Susan’s is open hotmail.com. They found the Parksville-

British Columbia exploring increased India trade options Business leaders set to meet at March forum Business leaders from India and British Columbia will meet to discuss trade and investment opportunities at the BCIndia Global Business Forum on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre. The opening and expansion of markets for British Colum-

bia’s goods and services, particularly in Asia, and the attraction of investment to grow B.C.’s priority sectors is a key pillar of the BC Jobs Plan. India is identified in the BC Jobs Plan as a priority market. The B.C. government has been spearheading India market outreach efforts to seek new

export and investment opportunities for B.C. businesses, and to create greater awareness of B.C.’s advantages as a trading partner. The BC-India Global Business Forum is a key part of B.C.’s longer-term economic and trade strategy with India. It will profile key sectors that are of mutual priority for both the B.C.

and Indian markets. The forum will include sector-specific discussions and presentations, as well as networking sessions to facilitate business opportunities and business matching. Trade and investment representatives in newly opened offices in Mumbai and Chandigarh, along with the existing trade office in Bangalore, will

identify specific partnership opportunities for Indian and British Columbian business leaders to discuss at the forum. Finance Minister Michael de Jong opened these two new B.C. trade and investment offices last month. After the forum concludes, there will be followup events. — NEWS Staff

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and feel free to add words of celebration at her “condolences” tab. Deepest thanks to all staff at Eagle Park in Qualicum Beach for your care and consideration in Ruth’s last years. Respecting Ruth’s wishes, no service will be held. Donations in Ruth’s memory to the Eagle Park Auxiliary are also gratefully appreciated (777 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach, B.C., V9K 2L1).

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Dec.28, 1939 - Dec.31, 2012 We lost Norm just 3 days after his 73rd birthday. He is at peace now after suffering liver and kidney failure. He is survived and will be deeply missed by loving wife, Judy, daughter Lorelle, stepson Cam Garland (Dona), stepdaughter Karen Garland, grandchildren, a great-grandson, and his sister, Bonnie Hodgson and nieces, nephews and cousins in Ontario, as well as Judy’s extended family. Norm was born in Toronto and joined the Navy there in 1958. He was a musician in military bands in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Victoria for 31 years. He loved being a sailor after spending time on the HMCS Bonaventure in the early 1960’s. He and Judy retired to Qualicum Beach in 2000 and made many close friends there. Norm loved lawn bowling and golf as well as socializing at the Seniors’ Activities Centre. A sincere thank you to the caring and compassionate nursing staff on the First floor, in Medical Imaging, the Dialysis Unit and the Palliative Care Unit at NRGH. Special thanks to Dr’s Glick, Carson and Carr in Nanaimo and to Dr. Waite in Parksville. I especially want to thank my family and friends for their wonderful support. And thank you, Norm, for the memories, the travel and all of the laughter we shared. No service by request. If you wish, you can make a donation in Norm’s name to a charity of your choice.

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Margaret Dorothy Walz November 24, 1930 – December 27, 2012 It is with great sadness that the Walz family announces the peaceful passing of their beloved mother, Margaret Walz, at Trillium Lodge on December 27, 2012. She is survived by her five children: Rick Walz (Teena), Barb Walz (Ron), Brenda Vaughan (Gord), Randy Walz (April), and Greg Walz (Nada); grandchildren: Tanis, Jeremy, Bill Ginny, Stuart, Brittany, Kevin, Sean; great grandchildren: Mya, Elizabeth, Jonathan, Victoria, and Cypress. She had numerous loving nieces, nephews and their families all of whom have many “Auntie Marg” memories. Marg was predeceased by her husband, Alfred (Alf), her sister, Pru Wright, and bothers, Bob, Herb,

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It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Ray Hancock on December 29, 2012 at Nanaimo General Hospital. Ray is survived by his wife of 46 years, Joyce, his daughter, Suzanne (Colin McAdam), son, Jeff (Christy Topolewski) and beloved grandchildren, Jonas and Lola. He is predeceased by his father, William, his mother, Olive (nee Armstrong), and his sister, Sharon. Ray grew up in West Vancouver and remained close to many of his friends from West Van High. He worked as a salesman for Arrow Transfer before becoming co-owner of Bronco Transportation. He was a lover of sports, and excelled at baseball throughout his early life. He was an active member of the North Shore Winter Club for many years. He was a fantastic coach of his children’s ringette and baseball teams, and he also enjoyed coaching curling and baseball with the Special Olympics program. He traveled throughout Europe, to Mexico and Japan, across the US and Canada, and had a soft spot for Las Vegas and Palm Springs. Ray and Joyce lived in North Vancouver before moving to Qualicum Beach where Ray played golf and enjoyed every day of his retirement. He was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, and, with courage and an unending sense of humour, he accepted a difficult reality for almost eighteen years. He was a loving, gentle and devoted father, and he cared and fought for his family until his last day. Ray’s strength and grace will always be remembered, and his ability to live one day at a time will inspire those left to mourn him. To respect his wishes, there will not be a memorial service. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Oceanside Hospice Society in Qualicum Beach would be much appreciated. DEATHS

Stewart, Ronnie, and Gord McDonald. She leaves one brother to mourn: Dick McDonald (Anna) of Burns Lake, along with many dear friends. Marg was raised in Alberta and British Columbia and come to Port Alberni with her family as a young woman. She worked at the plywood mill and had many amusing stories to tell about her job there. She met and married Alf in 1951, and started a family. They opened an Esso gas station and auto body shop in Port Alberni. Medical concerns with one of the children later necessitated a move to the fresher air of Qualicum Beach. They bought 24 acres of raw land on Garrett Road, built a house, and raised their family. Together they developed the Belyea Road subdivision. Marg and Alf also created a boat rental and charter boat business called “The Nomads” based in a huge old barn-like building that had once been used for roller skating dances. They ran it for years as a family business with Marg taking an active role and spending many hours working with the summer customers and guides, many who became good friends. The Sand Pebbles stands on the site today with the beach house having been converted into a restaurant. Marg and Alf were charter members of the Qualicum Curling Club and she love going to bonspiels and

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With broken hearts we announce that Clara our beloved mother, grandmother and oma passed away peacefully on Dec. 27, 2012. She was born in Russia on June 24, 1921. Predeceased by her husband Victor in 1978 and also by special friend Isauro “Rossa” Da Rosa in 2009. Survived by daughters, Ellie (Bob) Hoare, Louise (Reg) Ross; son, Edmund (Petra) Braun all of Vancouver Island. Also survived by grandchildren Mike (Andrea) Hoare, Larry (Evelyn) Hoare, Kathy (Vince) Cenerini, Mark (Selina) Ross, Melissa (Tom) Bond, Kristoffer (Kristiana) Braun, Trevor (Maliheh) Braun; great-grandchildren, Danya Cenerini, Wakely Ross and Charlize Bond who was born in Dec. 2012. She is also survived by a sister Emma Pfeifer and many nieces and nephews in Germany. Mum and Dad came to Canada in 1948 and started raising a family in Winnipeg, Manitoba. After time they moved to a milder climate in the lower mainland, B.C. After Dad died Mum joined her son and his family on Vancouver Island. Eventually both daughters also moved there. Mum was so very happy with having her whole family around her and she always said “I’m the luckiest grandma”. She loved living on the Island and her greatest passions were gardening & dancing and she always said Canada was the best place on earth. A private family memorial will take place at a later date. Rest in Peace Mum, Your family will always love you and miss you

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putting on skits with “the girls”. Marg was also an active member of the Catholic Women’s League, The Rotary-Anns, and a faithful baseball mom. She had packed the kids along to hockey rinks when they were younger to watch Alf play and Hockey Night in Canada would always find her glued to the set. She never shared Alf’s passion for aviation but had to resign herself to it once there were five pilots in the family. Marg spent many enjoyable days fishing with Alf in Barkley Sound, canning the catch, and playing cards with their friends at the big house at Kildonan. Bird hunting trips to Alberta in the motorhome, travelling with the same gang, were a treat. They always returned with more funny stories than fowl. She also enjoyed donning raingear to go mushroom picking with Pru in the woods and she was a dedicated bingo player. Marg lover her gladiolas and flower garden and there was always a crossword and jigsaw puzzle to work on if you visited. She said that she played a trumpet when she was a girl although no one could ever get her to prove it. Her piano organ was a substitute and she enjoyed music till the end. She was a constant knitter of wonderful things and adored her succession of dogs and cats, treating them as well as the people in her life.

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Her kitchen table was the rallying point for her five kids, the extended family, and friends. Relatives often stopped in to visit, sometimes making use of the Belyea “Campsite” on their way through Qualicum. Her hospitality and good eats were legendary. She could preserve, can, or cook anything. Marg had many talents and much love for the people in her life. They, in turn, loved her for her sense of humour and good nature. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date and her ashes, along with Alf’s, will be laid to rest at the Qualicum Beach Cemetery in a private ceremony. The family would like to especially thank the staff at Trillium Lodge for the compassion and care given to Marg during her last years with them. She was very happy during her stay there, making new friends and enjoying the activities and music. In lieu of lowers, donations may be made to the SPCA, a cause dear to Marg’s heart.

“Now twilight lets her curtain down and pins it with a star.” To send a condolence to the family please visit www.yatesfuneral.ca YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.


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April 13, 1927 – Dec. 30, 2012 Predeceased by Thore Howard Sharock (1978). Survived by sisters Violet and Mabel; 4 children – Brenda, Judy, Bruce and Russell; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren (and one on the way). Bea was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and friend to all with whom she was associated. She loved living in a beautiful, oceanfront home and was an active gardener on the property. Throughout most of her life Bea was an avid swimmer, square dancer, and wildlife lover (often feeding birds and deer on her property). Bea was a lover of live, and shared her smile and laughter with everyone she came in contact with. She will be dearly missed by family and friends.

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of

HENRY M. HYMANS (1933-2012)

Henry went peacefully into the arms of his Saviour and Lord, after a lengthy illness. Left to mourn are his wife Rita Hymans and his daughters Malinda Moore (Allan) Tanya Eyssens (Clint) and grandson Riley. Henry has been blessed by many brothers and sisters from his church family and many friends. Our deepest gratitude goes out to our Pastors at the Island Gospel Centre, and our dear friends. A special gratitude goes out to the staff at Stanford Place Care Campus for their compassion and excellent care they provided for Henry. Cremation has already taken place, and in keeping with Henry’s request, no memorial service will be held. If anyone should so desire, memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society in honor of Henry’s great love for animals.

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! Oh what a foretaste of glory divine! Heir of salvation, purchase of God Born of His Spirit, washed in His Blood.

“Uncle Edâ€? Edgar Joseph Theriault, passed away peacefully at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Dec 31, 2012. Ed is survived by his son David, daughter Linda (McMeekin), daughter-in -law Yvonne, son-inlaw Bill and granddaughters Cerise and Gizelle and grandsons Paul and Lanfah. Ed is also survived by three brothers and three sisters living in Quebec, New Brunswick and B.C. Ed was a well known personality of Bowser/ Qualicum. Ed and his wife Pauline moved to Qualicum in 1978 on his retirement. He was an active member of the Bowser Legion and obtained a Life Membership in 2010. Ed was an avid ďŹ sherman and lived for the salmon ďŹ shing off Qualicum Bay, heading out from the former Costa Lotta in his little boat, Kum Wiz Me. He made many friends during his time and was commonly known in the community as “Uncle Edâ€?. The family would like to thank staff of Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for their kindness and comfort to Ed and family. A Memorial service will be held in the Bowser Legion on Saturday, January 12 at 1:30pm. For those wanting to make a donation in lieu of owers the family ask that donations be made to the Bowser Legion.

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Teresa McDonald August 15, 1935January 9, 2010 Nothing can ever take away The love the heart holds dear Fond memories linger everyday Remembrance keeps her near Always in our hearts, Bruce, Sandy, Scott, Ger, Marguerite, Darcy, Neale and Michael

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS INFORMATION Annual General Meeting Arrowsmith Agricultural Assoc. (Coombs Fair Board) to be held on Tues., January 22nd. at 7:30pm in the Fair OfďŹ ce 1014 Ford Rd., Coombs, BC. IF YOU want to drink, that is your business. If you want to STOP, we can help. Alcoholics Anonymous. 1-800-883-3968

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LEGALS NOTICE IS hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Myrette M. Drummond are required under section 38 of the Trustee Act to send them to S.C.Sturgeon, 516 Hall Rd., Qualicum Beach, B.C. V9K 1B7, by January 31st, 2013, after which no claims will be accepted. NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The estate of Peter Hilton Crozier, also known as Peter H. Crozier, Peter Crozier and P.H. Crozier, deceased, formerly of 530 Chester Road, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, (the “Estateâ€?) Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Peter Hilton Crozier, are hereby notiďŹ ed under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the executor at #2 - 707 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach, B.C., V9K 2K1, on or before February 10, 2013, after which date the executor will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executor then has notice. Kenneth G. Walker, Executor By WALKER & WILSON His Solicitors

PERSONALS LADY IN Parksville Career Centre with Beautiful Red Hair Dec. 20th, 2012...Fine Gent, Coffee & Conversation? If interested, Please call me at 250-588-2665 (cell) RETIRED ENGINEER is seeking a senior lady for travel, companionship, with music, dance, poetry, games and perhaps creative cooking in his kitchen. Call (250)752-3327.

TRAVEL GETAWAYS LONG BEACH - Ucluelet Deluxe waterfront cabin,sleeps 6, BBQ. Winter Special. 2 nights $239 or 3 nights $299 Pets Ok. Rick 604-306-0891

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NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Notice is hereby given that the Parksville Downtown Business Association will hold its Annual General Meeting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre, 132 E. Jensen Avenue, Parksville. The order of business will include consideration of a special resolution to “repeal and replace� the association’s existing bylaws with revised bylaws. The substantive changes to the bylaws consist of: changing the current 56 day advance notice of annual general meeting to 30 days; staggering one and two year directors’ terms of office; and clarifying the method by which officers are appointed. Also, election of directors will be held, and the 2012 financial statements and proposed 2013 budget will be presented. Only property owners and business owners/operators within Parksville’s downtown Business Improvement Area have voting privileges.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN Hines Creek, AB 2 yrs minimum experience. Must have good circular saw knowledge. 40 hr/wk. M-F $31-$34/hr. BeneďŹ ts. Resume to: beckiezavisha@hotmail.com or FAX 780-494-3768

CHILDCARE OVER THE Rainbow, Licensed family daycare. Spots available, in Nanoose Bay, But close to Parksville. Call Rachel at 250-468-0177

ESTHETICIAN Modern leading edge Salon looking for an Esthetician & Nail Tech Great business incentive for the right candidate. Please drop off resume to Borealis at Unit 105, 222 West 2nd Ave. (behind TD Bank) in Qualicum Beach. HAIRCARE PROFESSIONALS

CHAIR RENTAL available, hotel location, Parksville. Build your own business. Call (250)228-6650.

HELP WANTED 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. ARCTIC CO-OPERATIVES Ltd. is currently recruiting management positions for various Co-op locations in Nunavut. We provide relocation assistance, subsidized accommodations and group beneďŹ ts. Please forward your resume: fax to: (204) 632-8575. humanresources@ arcticco-op.com Visit www.arcticco-op.com for more information.

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This is a fantastic opportunity to develop a rewarding full time career in advertising and marketing. If you are a highly creative individual with an ability to multi-task in a fast-paced team environment and have good interpersonal and sales skills, a valid drivers licence and reliable vehicle we would like to meet you. The NEWS offers a great working environment with a competitive remuneration plan coupled with a strong benefits package. The Parksville Qualicum Beach News is one of BC's Best Newspapers, the recipient of Gold for Best Community Newspaper in 2010 and Silver in 2011 by the BCYCNA, and it is the paper of record in Parksville Qualicum Beach since 1982. The Parksville Qualicum Beach News is owned by Black Press Ltd., Canada’s largest independent newspaper company, with more than 180 community, daily and urban newspapers and extensive online operations with over 250 websites. To apply, please forward your resume with a cover letter to: Peter McCully, Publisher publisher@pqbnews.com Deadline for applications is: January 15, 2013

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

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PAINTING

FURNITURE

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

HOUSES FOR SALE

JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician. Hanna Chrysler Ltd in Hanna, Alberta needs a few more good people. Busy, modern shop. $25-$31/hour + bonus, beneďŹ ts. Great community. Inquire or send resume. Fax 403-8542845; Email Chrysler@telusplanet.net

IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161.

COMPUTER BUSINESS & Home Support, 30yr IT Tech. Low rates, Seniors Discount. Call John, 250-594-5558.

LEATHER SOFA: dark green. Top quality leather (includes leather care kit). Mint condition (no kids or pets). $400 obo. (250)756-2927

STORE LIQUIDATION

PIPE LAYERS req’d at Locar Industries. Min 5 yrs exp $20$25/hr depending on exp. beneďŹ ts package after 3 months. Local work. Fax resume to 250-751-3314

HOME CARE SUPPORT

A STROKE ABOVE Painting. Commercial & Residential. Interior/Exterior. WCB, liability insurance. All jobs warranted. See what we can do! Dave 250-248-0335, 250-240-2310. OLEG KACHMAZOV Painting (inside & out), power washing, yard clean up, stacking/chopping ďŹ re wood & odd jobs. 250-947-5970 POIRIER PAINTING, Residential / Commercial / Vinyl Siding / Driveway Power Washing/ Driveway Sealing. Fully insured, Guaranteed Workmanship, Free Estimates. Call Dan 250-240-3528. WCB

PYRAMID CORPORATION is now hiring! Instrument Technicians and Electricians for various sites across Alberta. Send resume to: hr@pyramidcorporation.com or fax 780-955-HIRE.

WORK WANTED FOR ALL your drywall and painting needs, reno’s and repairs.Specializing in re-textured ceilings, spray paint. Call a pro, no job too small. Phil 250-954-1859.

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ELDERLY & CHILD CAREGIVERS AVAIL. Live-In / Live Out Full-time / Part-time Care Aides avail. 250-667-0565 Julie’s Home Care Services

Friendly in home Mac/PC support and lessons. CertiďŹ ed tech, 15 + years experience making technology approachable and easy to understand. All my work is guaranteed. Call

LEGAL SERVICES

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PETS

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

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

GARDENING FALL CLEAN-UP, gutters, irrigation system, hedges, garden haul away. Call (250)240-1116 Service Today!

PERSONAL SERVICES

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Call 250-752-3161 or 250-240-0102 Luke Downs

WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE

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MEDICAL HEALTH

FINANCIAL SERVICES

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

APPLIANCES FRIDGIDARE DOUBLE Wall Oven. Convection/Microwave & Standard oven. ($4000.00 new) $1500.00 Please Call 250-594-6332 GAS STOVE Top with 6 burners, center grill with stainless steel front, 4’ long with 4’ Stainless steel hood fan. ($5000.00 new) $1500.00 for both. Call 250-594-6332.

TREE PRUNING

HEALING ARTS

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

WES-COAST YARDBIRDS. Yard Maintenance, Hauling, Pressure Washing, Carpentry. Tree Pruning, Topping, Falling, Snow Removal, Irrigation Winterizing. 250-752-9444.

$$ CASH PAID $$ for NEWER FRIDGES, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS etc.

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CARLEEN’S CLEAN & Green Housecleaning with an eye for detail. Home (250)594-8812.

FREE TOW Away of unwanted vehicles. We also pay $Cash$ for vehicles of value. Call anytime. Norms Towing & Salvage 250-757-8911 or 250954-7543 (cell).

COMPUTER SERVICES

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BUYDENS Computer Services Offering PC Repair and Personal Tutoring From Nanoose to Deep Bay

Call Kevin 250-240-7372

HAULING AND SALVAGE CLEAN-UP SPECIALIST, small or big loads, rubbish, garden, waste, junk. Service today at (250)240-1116. WAYNE’S HAUL-AWAY. Will haul away unwanted whatever. Small engine repair, Bondable, Call 250-752-1639.

EUREKA UPRIGHT vacuum (whirlwind), 12amp, good cond., $50. (250)951-0839 OFFICE DESK Chair $30. 250-738-0138.

FUEL/FIREWOOD

ROUTES AVAILABLE

TODD THE BUILDER. Renos, plumbing. Commercial ofďŹ ces; Custom homes. 250-752-1121

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.

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FURNITURE

HELP WANTED

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The Parksville Qualicum Beach News is looking for a responsible person to deliver in your area! Anyone who is interested in making some extra cash and getting a little exercise at the same time is asked to call the NEWS circulation at 250-905-0017. ASK ABOUT BECOMING A SUBSTITUTE, YOU COULD RECEIVE A GAS ALLOWANCE. It’s so easy to get started... Call Becky

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)951-0010.

FUTON, NEAR New, double, dark wood frame, 8� mattress. New cost $1000. Will sell for $400. Phone (250)758-9654, Nanaimo.

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WOODEN TABLE, apt-sized, round, golden tone with 2 matching chairs, as new, $275. (250)752-1304.

PRETTYTHINGS GIFT SHOPPE (In Wembley Mall)

EVERYTHING MUST GO!

GARAGE SALES

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED

PARKSVILLE, 264 Pioneer Cresc. Jan 12 (9-1). Eagles Hall - Flea Market. 20+ tables.

WANTED FOR New Store (Threads & Treasures) Qualicum Beach (742 Memorial Ave.) Local arts,crafts & gently used women’s fashions & accessories. Clean & current for consignment sales. Receiving: Sat. Jan. 12th., 10-3 or Phone Cathy 250-248-0412.

QUALICUM BAY Lighthouse Community Centre. 240 Lions way, Qualicum Bay, B.C. Date: Jan. 13, 2013: 8 am to 12 noon. Pancake Breakfast and Flea Market. Music & Animal Swap. Tables: $8.00 Rain or Shine. Ph: 250-757-8481 or 250-757-9938.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE BY OWNER

AT LAST! An iron ďŹ lter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, smell, manganese. Sine 1957. Visit our 29 innovative inventions; Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON. www.bigirondrilling.com BIG BUILDING Sale... This is a clearance sale you don’t want to miss! 20x20 $3,985. 25x24 $4,595. 30x36 $6,859. 35x48 $11,200. 40x52 $13,100 47x76 $18,265. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422 www.pioneersteel.ca

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

BRAND NEW Kitchenaide stainless steel 8 piece cookware pots. $180 (ďŹ rm). New cost was $399. (250)729-9978 CLOSING OUT SALE. Due to health reasons we have to close the store. Everything must go by Jan 30th. Over 400 ofďŹ ce chairs, 2 dr lateral ďŹ le cabinets, lockers, drafting tables, pedestals, etc. Open Mon to Saturday 10am-5pm. Coopers Gov’t Surplus 4767 Headquarters Rd, Courtenay 250-218-1665. Some items on line. www.cooperssurplus.com

BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY home in Boat Harbour area. A private natural, peaceful setting on 2.2 acres, bordering a creek and pond. Open oor plan, vaulted ceilings. 2baths, 3bdrms, den, spacious decks, partial bsmnt, shop, RV prkng. $529,000. (250)722-2394

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

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

“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. 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. STEEL BUILDINGS/Metal Buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100. Sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

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

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GREENHOUSE FOR XMAS Also garden sheds, gazebos, pergolas, studios & storage solutions. Call 250-951-0855 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.

Incredible 5 acre treed PARK-LIKE PROPERTY with Well-Maintained Furnished Home 1500 sq.ft, 3-bdrm, 2 bath. Extremely close to Pristine Cowichan Lake, in the town of Caycuse. Perfect for recreational property or full time living. Motivated seller $378,800. Exceptionally low yearly cost. Not leased land. Call 250-745-3387 smartytwo@hotmail.com

WE BUY HOUSES 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/ DOWNTOWN PARKSVILLE Condo: 2bdrm, 2bath, underground parking, 55+ bldg. (250)248-4818

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MOBILE HOMES & PARKS MOBILE HOME in park in Port Alberni, 36 feet, older 1 bdrm, needs work (handyman special). Could rent on site (pad rent $270) or for removal. $1000 obo. Call 1(888)6844290 or (250)751-8906.

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

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APARTMENT/CONDO 14A - 1010 SHEARME RdCoombs, 2 bdrm, $875. Call Ardent Properties (250)7530881. www.ardentproperties.com 14A - 1010 SHEARME RdCoombs, 2 bdrms, $875. Call Ardent Properties (250)7530881. www.ardentproperties.com 255 HIRST Ave- 2 bdrm, $875. Call Ardent Properties. w w w. a r d e n t p r o p e r t i e s . c o m (250)753-0881.


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255 HIRST Ave- 2 bdrms, $875. Call Ardent Properties. w w w. a r d e n t p r o p e r t i e s . c o m (250)753-0881. 297 HIRST Avenue- 2 bdrm + den, 2 bath, $1150/$1350. Ardent Properties. www.ardentproperties.com (250)753-0881. OCEAN SANDS RESORT on Rathtrevor Beach. Fully furnished 2 bdrm condos includes utilities, cable, phone & internet. Units available starting Nov 1. $1000/mo. Call (250)954-0662. PARKSVILLE, Brand new luxury apartments on Weld St. 6 stainless steel appliances, granite c/tops, some with ocean view. Centrally located, small pets ok, N/S bldg. Avail Immed. Call 250-468-9811 PARKSVILLE, centrally located, 1 bdrm senior housing suite in Hustwick Place. Approx. 500 sq.ft. with storage closet & balcony. Large bathroom with walk-in shower. Ocean & mountain views. No vehicle parking, but scooter storage avail. in the building. N/S, N/P. Avail. Feb. 1st. $915 p/month. Call 250-248-9154. PARKSVILLE CONDO2 bdrms, 1 bath, shared laundry, close to downtown. Avail immed. $850/mo inclds water & cable. Call 250-951-3989. PARKSVILLERENO’D 2 bdrm apt, free storage & parking, quiet bldg, heat/hot water included. Available now. $775. Call 250-248-3350. PARKSVILLE SPACIOUS 2 bdrm apt’s. Quiet bldg, centrally located. H/W,storage,parking, $775.00 p/mo. Avail Now & Jan. 1st. Call 250-248-5431 DOWNTOWN QUALICUM: 1 bdrm + den condo, completely reno’d, covered prkg, lrg patio, granite counters, stainless appls. Jan. 1st. $950. Refs, NS/NP. (250)752-3419.

PARKSVILLE- X-LARGE 2 bdrm. Security camera & parking incl’d. D/W, W/D optional. Laminate, new paint. Near beach, downtown. Small pet ok. $775 mo plus. Please call 250-248-8592.

AVAIL NOW - Newer mobile on acreage (not in park). 2 bdrms, small addition, covered porch. Beautiful mountain view, 5 appls. NP/NS. Refs req’d. $850. (250)752-3425. COMFORTABLE SMALLER home, extremely private, NS/NP. $650. (250)248-6554. COOMBS, Bright Clean, 2 bdrm rancher, single garage, new propane f/p, 4 appls on priv acreage in Virginia Estates. N/S, N/P, one small pet OK. $1000/mo. Utils extra. Avail now. Ref’s required. Call Diana @ Bamboozle 250-9542093 or 250-468-7794. NANOOSE BAY- 3047 Matthew Rd., 3 bdrm, 2 bath, on acreage, 15 min to Parksville, 10 min from Nanaimo, bright, 5 appls. $1300. View now & avail Feb. 1. (250)468-1480. NORTH QUALICUM: Feb. 1, $1100/mo, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, lrg fenced yard; pets ok. Private trail for 20min walk, big soaker tub in master bath, W/D, F/S, D/W, wood stove. Comes with riding lawn mower, no garage, N/S. Call (250)752-9699. PARKSVILLE- 3 BDRMS, 2 bath Rancher, 5 appls, woodstove, garage, fenced backyard, near Winchelsea Elem. NS/NP. $1300 + utils. Refs req’d. Call (250)752-9807. QUALICUM BEACH, 3 bdrm manufactured home, within walking distance to QB Middle School and minutes to QB Town Centre. Attractive rural setting with garden, absolutely no smokers, no pets, $875 incl heat. Avail now. 250-752-0997

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The Americans tried some intimidation tactics, but the boys from B.C. let their play on the field do the talking for them. Team B.C., British Columbia’s provincial under-18 tackle football team, closed out the inaugural FBU International Games with a stunning 38-18 win over the United States on Saturday at the Alamodome, which as the site of the televised U.S. Army all American bowl earlier in the day. Part of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Week played out in San Antonio Texas, Dec. 30 - Jan. 6, the tournament was a showcase to be sure with lots of scouts in the stands. Team B.C., which pencilled in two members of the Ballenas Whalers’ varsity team — standout quarterback Liam O’Brien and lineman Brock Mould, left for the Longhorn State Dec. 29 and opened their FBU International Games schedule Thursday, Jan. 3 with a 49-14 romp over Team Europe at Heroe’s Stadium. O’Brien, playing on American soil for the first time in his career, was given the ball as starting quarterback in both games, and didn’t disappoint. According to Daniel Flug, Director of Communications for Football B.C. who made the trip down south with the team, O’Brien rushed for three touchdowns to lead the way against the U.S. while Team B.C. also got touchdowns

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from Game MVP, wide receiver Marcus Davis (31-yard pass catch), and running back Mason Swift (8-yard run). RB Liam Mahara kicked an 18-yard field goal to round out the scoring for Team B.C. With the win, Team B.C. improved their record to two wins and no losses at the FBU International Games to fin-

ish the tournament undefeated. According to Flug, Team B.C. carried over their dominant offensive performance from their game against Europe by scoring on all five of their drives in the opening half of the contest and six of eight overall in the game. Team B.C. scored on their first offensive play of the game when O’Brien threw a 31-

yard TD strike to Davis. The Americans got on the board early in the second quarter when a failed onside kick attempt gave them great field position and allowed them to march down to B.C.’s 1-yard line before punching it in. Team B.C. answered back on their next drive with Swift capping an 88yard drive with an 18-yard touchdown run and also got a field goal from Mahara to lead 31-7 at half-time. The U.S. pulled within 21 points early in the third quarter with a field goal, but BC replied shortly after with  O’Brien’s third touchdown of the night to open up a 38-10 lead. The United States added a late TD off a punt return. After the game Team B.C. head coach Tom Kudaba talked about his team’s performance against the Americans. “I thought our kids showed a lot of poise. They really came out to play,” Kudaba said in a post-game press release. “They’re a very focused group of kids. Because these kids have a good football IQ, they were able to pick up the system really well. We were pretty solid overall. “Very proud,” the former CFLer turned coach said, adding “I wish I could have a group of kids like this on my (high school) team and coach them for more than just a couple of days.” See GREAT, page A35

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Oceanside’s Save-On-Foods Generals split their VIJHL home-and-home with the North Division’s last place Campbell River Storm over the weekend — winning 7-3 on the road Friday and getting blanked 3-0 on home ice Saturday. On Friday in Campbell River for their first game of 2013, the Generals turned in one of, if not their best team game of the season. The Gens out-shot the Storm 18-7 in the opening frame (39-27 on the night) and led 4-1 after 20 minutes. Alex Mastrodonato picked up the win between the pipes. Michael Fretz led the charge for Oceanside with two goals, and newly signed forward Thanvir Bandesha and Quinlan Moore, Taylor Grey, Matthew Biagioni and Cole Schneider all added singles.  Campbell River was 1-for-6 on the power play; Oceanside 0-for-3.

Campbell River changed things up when they came to town Saturday night, giving AP call-up Liam Smith the start in net. Oceanside was without Fretz, who was called up to play for the Nanaimo Clippers of the BCHL. Both teams came out with plenty of jump and this one was played at a torrid pace with the Generals taking the body every chance they got.  The Storm scored the only goal in each period. Campbell River had the slight edge in shots on goal at 37-35 — the Storm were 1-for-8 on the power play the Generals 0-for-7.  GAME ON: The Generals travel to Campbell River Friday for their final regular season meeting against the Storm and return home Saturday to take on the Nanaimo Buccaneers (7:30 p.m. start). THE 2013 VIJHL ALL STAR CLASSIC goes Sunday at Oceanside Place (2:30 p.m. start).

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This year’s long-running Parksville/Qualicum Masters Men’s Open Bonspiel had a decidedly different look, for the first time ever there were some ladies teams in the mix. Three teams actually, rounding out the 28 team event. A men’s bonspiel for players 55 and over that dates back some 15 years (about eight as a co-event), this year’s Open featured a big field of 28 teams and was played out Jan. 4-6 at both the Parksville Curling Club and the Qualicum & District Curling Club, with the main finals all played out Sunday in Parksville. “It was a lot of fun,” well-known local female skip and celebrated ‘Sport Hero’ Irene Creally said smiling after stepping off the ice after their final game Sunday. “Every game, we were right in there, every game we played was close,” she chuckled, her competitive side shining through.  If there was an award for Most Intense it could very well have gone to QB skip Alan Thomas. Thomas, 72, started curling 44 years ago in Winnipeg when he moved to Canada from Britain.  A retired teacher and farmer, Thomas and his wife moved to Oceanside in 2003. His team’s 7-3 win over the Val Fenton rink from Nanaimo to clinch the Lordco C Event final he said “was a very, very good game.” Thomas and his team: Lead John Lajoie, 2nd Geoff Leney, and 3rd Garry Hackman — lost their opening game, tied their second, and ran the table on their final four games.  “I think it was an excellent bonspiel 28 teams is pretty big turnout these days and I think the quality of curling was pretty damned good,” he said Sunday night. Asked about his intensity out on the ice, Thomas relayed the story how earlier that day a fellow curler on next sheet over, “said I should smile more and that I was always scowling. I told him for me the two things don’t work together — if I’m smiling I’m not concentrating, and I was really concentrating.

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Qualicum Beach skip Alan Thomas had his game face on Sunday as his team won the C Event final at the Parksville/Qualicum Masters Men’s Open Bonspiel finals played out at PCC.

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one; Oceanside answered back with two goals early in the second, and the Steelers tied it 2-2 late in the period. Cowichan took a 3-2 lead early in the third and the Blazers tied it up a few minutes later. Cowichan struck for two goals in under two minutes late in the frame, and Oceanside scored with five seconds remaining with their goalie out to make it close. Matt Johns led the charge for the Steelers with a hat trick, and Connor Freeman pitched in with the single. James Brendeland backstopped his team with a strong game in net.  “Oh yeah, it’s a great weekend for our kids,” Stewart answered when asked if the players look forward to this one. “It’s nice for a lot of them, even the out of town kids, because a lot of them their grandparents live here so a lot of family comes out because you get so many games in a short amount of time.” “When we go away to a tournament we usually end up in Port Hardy or Port McNeil,” he chuckled.  On Saturday when The NEWS stopped by the Oceanside Storm were battling hard in a fastpaced game they came up short in a 5-4 final against those same Blazers. “Our only two losses were to the gold medal team and the bronze medal team,” said Stewart. The Blazers won their first game Saturday morning, beating Comox 7-6. Kyle Halvorson scored twice for the Blazers in that one, and Bailey Kaario, Jared Cassidy, Connor Haywood, Michael Stewart and Darian Budd all added singles.   GAME ON: OMHA will be hosting an Initiation, Peewee and Atom tournaments over spring break.

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“we had 13 female teams attend, from Initiation/Novice to Bantam, and our Oceanside teams had a strong finish,” said OMHA’s female coordinator Sue Street. Indeed, as the Atom Icebreakers garnered gold, the Peewee Icebreakers clinched silver, and the Bantam Icebreakers finished fourth.

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“Our O-line played amazing all game — they paved the way for us to win for sure,” O’Brien, in his senior year, said after the game, and made the point getting off to a quick start offensively “was huge. The first three possessions all started inside the 50 I think. Coming out there that fast and quieting them down and taking the motivation out of them was huge.”

On the overall FBU International Games experience, B.C. High School Football’s AA MVP for 2012 said “it’s  huge. Coming down here to Texas and beating them on their own soil — it doesn’t get any bigger than that.” Contacted on his way home from late Sunday night, O’Brien told The News “It was absolutely amazing — one of the best experiences of my life,

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What’s the difference between being in charge of a 70-person research and development department for a major software company and slinging coffee in downtown Parksville? Not as much as you might think, says Pacific Brimm co-owner Gary Child. “I was vice president of research and development for Oracle, one of the big three software companies,” he said. “The experience translates quite well because one of the fundamental goals I had was to create a liaison between the business and technical side of the organization. That’s all about communication skills. It has the same challenges, but just on a smaller scale. However, it’s no less important for the person I’m dealing with.” Those communication skills proved conversational gold when he and wife Renate purchased Pacific Brimm in July of 2006. “If I have any success in this life is my ability to communicate with people at any level,” he said. “It doesn’t

Parksville matter if they sit at head of 300 billion organization or at the head of a minimum wage paycheque. It’s all about being able to successfully communicate with those people.” Child uses that communication to make his coffee shop as welcoming and comfortable as possible. “I look forward to the customers more than anything,” he said. “There’s a saying that business would be great without the pesky customers, but I never feel that way. Yes, sometimes there is a customer who is burdensome, but those people measure in the single percentile. Fully 95 per cent are wonderful people. What keeps me going is I get to come in here and I’m forced to put on a smile, but it takes no time at all for that façade of a smile to turn into a genuine smile. A few minutes letter their grumpy day is made

better and it’s a snowball. It cascades.” Child has shared his knowledge and skill set with the community through his involvement with the Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce, where he served as president for two years, from 2009 to 2010. “It was a very rewarding experience,” he said. I took responsibility to clean up the operational challenges and redefine and redirect chamber efforts less towards community activities and more towards business advocacy.” Part of his knowledge transfer involved the reorganization of the chamber’s committee structure, trimming it down from 27 committees — few of which were very active, he said — to just five. Although still involved with the business community and the chamber, Child has focused his efforts on making his coffee shop the de-facto centre of the city. “We will probably expand our drive-through kiosks,” he said. “However, the Brimm is what it’s going to be — with this room being the downtown part of Parksville.”

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