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life,” said Jarvis. “Nothing was consistent. Some days you would be performing quite normally.” She describes her experience with the disease as like swimming along and then all of a sudden, realizing that you can’t swim anymore, that you’re in dangerous territory and you don’t know how to get out of the situation without looking foolish. Jarvis can remember all of the places she’s lived, but some of the names are gone. Paperwork is her greatest challenge – she has problems understanding business letters, understanding and filling out forms, and keeping track of it all, so she keeps as organized as possible. She sometimes has to set aside a novel because she’ll be halfway through reading a sentence and realize she didn’t remember the sentence before. “Sometimes I have to just leave things for weeks,” said Jarvis. “The secret is not to give up on yourself, not to let the fear take over.” Around family and strangers, she tries to avoid the topic of her disease because she can tell that others are uncomfortable about it. ◆ See ‘BIGGEST’ ‘ /5

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Suspect caught in theft of full propane tanks BY CHRIS BUSH THE NEWS BULLETIN

Nanaimo Mounties have pinched a man suspected of pilfering propane to power his pickup. The arrest happened last week after an investigation was fueled by thefts of propane, acetylene, gasoline and diesel Jan. 2-3 from Nanaimo Ice Centre on Third Street, Emco Plumbing and Heating on Dorman Road and General George R. Pearkes Senior Citizens Housing Society Care Centre on Buttertubs Drive. Eleven 40-lb. propane tanks, used to fuel Zambonis, were stolen from an outside storage shed at Nanaimo Ice Centre. “Members obtained video surveillance of a suspicious blue pickup truck in the area at the time of the theft,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman. “Two days later they found that truck being operated by a 38-year-old male in the Extension area Jan. 5 at about 8:30 at night.” Police found several propane tanks and tools commonly used for break-ins in the back of the 1980 GMC Sierra pickup. Investigators followed up with a search of a residence on Spruston Road, south of Nanaimo, where they found several more

propane tanks. “They weren’t just generic tanks,” O’Brien said. “We were able to match the couplings, that were seized from the truck and the second location on Spruston Road, to those fitting propane tanks at the ice centre, for fitting them to a Zamboni.” Each tank, filled with propane, is worth about $350. Police recovered seven tanks, which were returned to the city. The suspect was allegedly using the propane to run his truck. The suspect is scheduled to appear in Nanaimo Provincial Court April 23 to face a recommended charge of possession of stolen property under $5,000. The investigation is continuing to determine if the suspect was involved in the thefts on Dorman Road and Buttertubs Drive. “We believe this person or others associated to this individual may be involved with other propane thefts, but we haven’t been able to put him to those,” O’Brien said. Anyone with information about these thefts is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www. nanaimocrimestoppers.com. photos@nanaimobulletin.com

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Several angles needed to close city’s infrastructure funding gap BY TOBY GORMAN THE NEWS BULLETIN

Nanaimo’s municipally owned assets are in good shape for the most part according to a recent report, but prudent planning will be required to avoid any unwanted surprises in the future. According to an asset management update provided by the city’s engineering and public works department, of the almost $2.2 billion in city infrastructure assets, $2 billion is considered in good or very good condition, $72 million is in fair condition and $86 million is in poor condition and nearing the end of its serviceable life. Of the infrastructure in need of immediate attention, $30 million is in water services, $18 million in sewers, $13 million in transportation, $11 million in recreational dams and $6 million is in drainage systems. The city’s facilities, however, are mostly sound. Of the $231 million in building assets, only $2 million is needed to replace the Departure Bay Kin Hut and Nanaimo Centre Stage on Victoria Crescent. Brian Clemens, the city’s director of

finance, said for all categories of infrastructure there is annual underfunding of about $19 million. “That sounds like an insurmountable problem to resolve,” said Clemens, noting that the 2013 total budget is $175 million. “It’s hard to believe you can resolve that problem with relatively small incremental increases which is what we’re trying to do. But we’re going at it from a number of different angles because we can’t close the gap just through taxation.” Clemens said increasing taxes and user fees is one part of the solution – city council approved an increase in sewer, water and waste collection user rates on Monday – while receiving grants from senior levels of government is another way to close the funding gap. He also noted that as debt retires, such as paying off the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre and Vancouver Island Conference Centre, that money can be used to fund infrastructure, and so can interest made off of an increasing amount of reserves. For the current five-year financial plan, council is considering a recommendation by staff to add one per cent a year to property taxes to help offset infrastructure

maintenance and replacement. The asset management plan does not include new buildings, like a multiplex, that the city might approve in the future. Coun. Fred Pattje called the issue the “least sexy” but most important pillar of the city’s corporate strategic plan. Tom Hickey, the city’s general manager of community services, said the city has to act now if it wants to be prepared for major infrastructure spending down the road. “We’re looking as far out as 80 years, which is the life expectancy of most new infrastructure,” he said. “But things like drainage and sanitary sewers will be big investments 30 to 50 years out, and roads and sidewalk repair and replacement will need attention around 2025. There are some big questions to consider long term.” Infrastructure underfunding is a concern nationwide. It is estimated that collectively, Canadian municipalities are almost $130 billion behind on repairing and maintaining roads, pipes, buildings, ports and bridges. “This is not a problem unique to Nanaimo,” said Wally Wells, executive

director of Asset Management B.C. “We have 4,000 municipalities in Canada and we have 4,000 problems when it comes to infrastructure, but in B.C. we are well ahead of the equation, our infrastructure is younger in many cases.” He added that municipal responsibilities are only part of the concern, and that a dialogue with taxpayers on how money should be spent will become increasingly important. “The regional district has assets, there are schools, hospital, utilities. There is an ever increasing demand for services and a decreasing pot of money. The issue is very complex,” he said. Hickey said that linking the current and upcoming financial plans to infrastructure repair and replacement will be increasingly important in the future, and that now is the time to develop a renewed asset management policy. “We need to see the big picture,” he said. “But we’ll need to review these numbers every year to ensure we’re on track.” A complete breakdown of the city’s assets and funding gaps are available at www.nanaimo.ca. reporter2@nanaimobulletin.com

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Life Labs facing strike action on Monday (Jan. 21). Job action will target Patient Service Centres, Life Labs’ test and blood collection sites, on a rotating basis. The union is urging patients to call Life Labs prior to going for a test. Please visit www.bcgeu.ca/ LifeLabs121024.

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Nanaimo Realty ANNOUNCEMENT The Directors of Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty are happy to announce the addition to their Royal Service Group, Christi McPhee. Christi has been working in the Real Estate industry for over 8 years now and enjoys every aspect of her career. Christi started her path to becoming a Realtor by taking the Legal Administrative Assistant course, focusing on Real Estate Law. She then took her practicum at a Real Estate Company and was soon hired and worked in all different avenues of Conveyance, Real Estate Assistant and Customer Service. Christi prides herself in being a “people person”. Her capacity to create strong relationships with all her clients is outstanding and she has developed many lasting relationships throughout her career. With her extensive background in Real Estate training before being licensed as an agent, Christi can be trusted to efficiently handle all your Real Estate needs and looks forward to meeting and helping all clients throughout the process. Christi invites her clientele to contact her at her new office at Brooks Landing 250 756-1132

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Biggest risk for dementia is age ◆ From /1 Strangers initially think Jarvis is an interesting person – she’s worn many hats in her life, including hairdresser, professional gardener, draftswoman, practical nurse, a stint in the radar department for the air force and mother of four children – but then they get into a subject that she has difficulty with remembering and she can’t maintain the conversation. “It’s awkward, if you’re sensitive to that sort of thing,” said Jarvis. “You’ve lost a huge part of yourself. You can’t even discuss the things that were meaningful to you.” As soon as people see she is struggling, they remove themselves as politely and as quickly as possible. Jarvis invites people to join her on her journey, to laugh at her when she is laughing at herself, or just be present with her in a serious moment rather than just trying to get away. “It’s a lonely journey and it can be a frightening journey,” she said. Jarvis’s story is not uncommon, said

Jane Hope, support and education coordinator for north and central Island with the Alzheimer Society of B.C. About 70,000 British Columbians have dementia, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s disease, she said. Hope said because the biggest risk factor is age, that number is expected to increase as the population ages, which is why this month – Alzheimer Awareness Month – the society launched an awareness campaign called, “See me, not my disease. Let’s talk about dementia.” The goal of the campaign is to address myths about the disease, shift attitudes and make it easier for people to talk about dementia. Hope said one of the common myths is that someone’s life is over once diagnosed with dementia – the truth is, many people lead meaningful, active lives for many years after diagnosis. Other myths include that everyone with dementia becomes violent, that all people with dementia cannot understand what is

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they continue to tell their doctor that everything is all right. She said researchers know mental and physical exercise maintains plasticity in the brain and having a high level of education can delay the onset of the disease, but they don’t know how to intervene in the case of someone deemed vulnerable to getting dementia. Hope said the key for both dementia patients in the early stages and caregivers is to get educated. The society’s Bowen Road resource centre offers a variety of services, including education programs, support groups for caregivers and those with dementia, and individual support. Jarvis said participation in one of the society’s support groups is important for her. “You don’t have to explain what is going on,” she said. “You don’t have to be apologetic or feel embarrassed or ashamed.” For more information, please visit www. alzheimerbc.org or call Hope at 250-7344170. reporter@nanaimobulletin.com

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Wireless technology Crime Stoppers program expands installed in schools to more locations in district BY JENN M C GARRIGLE THE NEWS BULLETIN

Efforts to install wireless Internet technology in all Nanaimo school district facilities are continuing. The technology upgrades are almost complete in the district’s secondary schools and the goal is to have wireless technology in all elementary schools by the end of next school year, said Steve Sproston, the district’s information systems manager. The upgrades, to cost $600,000 over five years, are more than just wireless technology – it also covers network infrastructure upgrades such as replacing switches and wiring that will boost security and allow staff to monitor and maintain the network centrally, detect some faults before they become a bigger problem and even fix some problems remotely – right now if there is a problem, staff have to travel to the school and diagnose problems manually. “It’s quite big,” said Sproston. “It makes us more efficient. The ultimate goal is to meet the needs of our strategic plan.” Those elementary schools that purchased wireless

access points in recent years will have their technolo g y re placed with this newer technology, he added. As the wireless is installed, teachers will be able to use their own personal devices. “Our outcome is to eventually allow student devices in the classroom and we are currently exploring these possibilities from an educational point of view,” said Sproston. The wireless technology and infrastructure upgrades are the first step in the district’s technology plan, which is based on a review conducted by IBM K-12 consultants two years ago. The review recommends the district buy data projectors for each teacher, two to four desktop computers per classroom and mobile computer labs for each school. Sproston said the wireless technology follows safety guidelines set by Health Canada and the district will review these guidelines on an ongoing basis. For more information on Nanaimo school district, please visit its website at www.sd68.bc.ca. reporter@nanaimobulletin.com

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A crime fighting program is making headway in several Nanaimo secondary schools. Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman and police coordinator for the Crime Stoppers program, introduced the program to students at Dover Bay and Woodlands last school year and John Barsby this school year. Next on the list is Cedar and Wellington, followed by NDSS. “It’s another avenue we use to increase communication with the kids,” he said. O’Brien kicks off the program in each school with a 30-minute presentation delivered to each grade level, outlining the history of the program, how it works, statistics and stories about how anonymous tips have made a difference in the community. “We leave them with the knowledge that they can do more,” he said. “Your community is not only where you live, but also your school.” What students like about the program is that it can be done from the comfort of their iPhone or laptop – students prefer giving web tips to phone tips – and the fact that it is anonymous, said O’Brien. “They don’t want to be seen as working with the administration and we get that,” he said. “They

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don’t have to talk to anybody.” So far, police have received a number of tips about situations in schools that might not have been reported otherwise, including drug dealing, assaults, bullying, thefts and even upcoming events such as parties, which the tipster was worried could get out of control, said O’Brien. While he can’t release any details to protect the anonymity of the program, some of the tips have proved helpful for school liaison officers, he added. The Nanaimo and District Crime Stoppers program is a cooperative program involving the community, media and police and is run by a group of community volunteers. It allows citizens to provide

anonymous information without fear of reprisal, without having to go to court, and they do not have to give their name. An attempt to get the anonymous tip program going in schools has long been a goal of the volunteer organization – several years ago, the group had a member talking with students at Nanaimo District Secondary School, but the initiative stalled. Two years ago, Nanaimo school board asked district staff to help implement the program in all secondary schools on the recommendation of the anti-vandalism committee. For more information, please go to www.nanaimocrimestoppers. com. reporter@nanaimobulletin.com

Spending focus of municipal auditor’s first probe BY JEFF NAGEL BLACK PRESS

B.C.’s new Auditor General for Local Government (AGLG) says her first audits to probe spending in local cities will be underway by the end of April. Basia Ruta started work this week at the newly opened AGLG office in Surrey. The Ontario chartered accountant and senior federal bureaucrat will lead perfor mance audits of municipalities and regional districts and deliver non-binding recommendations to help improve local government efficiency and effectiveness.

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Procurement procedures and policing costs are examples of topics where Ruta said she might examine multiple cities’ practices simultaneously. “It isn’t possible for this office or any office to audit everything of interest,” she said, but added other potential topics include the sustainability of infrastructure, environmental issues and whether cities are making good use of revenue-generating tools. The AGLG was created by the provincial government despite objections from some B.C. cities who feared it could turn into a witch hunt for waste that failed to take into account differing


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Omnibus bills limit debate If the Conservative government hasn’t already thought about its penchant for omnibus bills in Parliament, it needs to. The Idle No More movement has focused its attention on changes to the Navigable Waters Protection Act and Environmental Assessment Act, which are rolled into an omnibus bill. These bills give MPs little chance to debate important issues because there are so many items jammed together. Omnibus bills began appearing during the five years the Conservatives had a minority, and were often crafted to keep at least one opposition party from voting against the government. While this was an understandable strategy, the need for omnibus bills does not exist when there is a majority government. But the government likes the approach, because it limits the usefulness of Parliament and the ability of critics to draw public attention. That worked fine when the critics were solely from the opposition parties. But when they are from outside Parliament and are energized by a variety of causes, omnibus bills have the potential to do a great deal of harm. The harm comes from emasculating legitimate opposition in Parliament, where democratic differences need to be discussed. If too many people believe Parliament doesn’t work, and this leads them to damage Canada’s economy because of their frustration, omnibus bills become very dangerous. The Conservative government has nothing to fear from its opponents in Parliament. It has a majority, and it should be ready and willing to hear criticism of its plans within an elected assembly. Idle No More may be a loose and disorganized movement, but it has the potential to serve as a force for either positive or negative change. The federal government needs to choose a path which is working towards positive change — on all types of issues. 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

Crossroads on the journey of life You may be familiar with them. A lot of my friends are there these days. Maybe it’s our age. Forty-ish, a time when many of us wake up and ask: How did I get here? Most have found a partner, a career, some decent digs and, in many cases, planted a seed or two. And then. Without realizing it, life’s biggest goals have been achieved—at least the ones society pushes on us—before life is even halfway done. Then what? Some go off the rails. Divorces, affairs, alcohol, depression – I see this in my wider circle these days. Great people, smart people, fun people. Suddenly, all muddled up. I get it. I’ve felt some of the same zeitgeist. Happy but unhappy. Sometimes it melds in a strange brew. Crossroads can happen anytime, of course, not just at 40. My last big one was post-high school, entering the adult world. That juncture of life felt overwhelming in scope—so many decisions, too many possible directions. Fear of missing out on something by choosing the wrong one. At 40, it’s different.

Life is so much more entangled, with family, work, bills and community, that the scope of choices can appear forbiddingly narrow. Pop-psych books dismiss this as pessimism. “There are no limits! You can do anything!” Sure. But clear-eyed 40-somethings know there are others to consider should we decide to heed Frost’s advice to take the road less travelled by. There’s a popular saying that says—more or less—the young have time but no money, the middle agers have money but no time, and the oldsters have both time and money, but then their knees give out. It’s a maudlin view of life, but maybe there’s a lesson there. Maybe it means life will never dish up optimum circumstances for anything, so we should savour the fragments of joy that squeeze in the margins of work, struggles and life’s aches and pains. Most crossroads occur when we’re unclear about our sense of purpose. What’s the goal? Where am I headed? What gives my life meaning? The temptation at these times can be strong to jump at something to shake that awful feeling that often accompanies life at

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the crossroads. To quote the teens whose very identity is mired in what is perhaps the longest of life’s crossroads, it can really suck. Like you’ve put on the wrong size underwear, or are saddled with a perpetual head cold. But crossroads are good for us, too. Sometimes they are a space worth dwelling in—inhabiting for a while. Often, without knowing it, we’re saying goodbye. To an old self, to an old life. Perhaps it’s a time to be still, be patient. After all, the new buds don’t burst into flower the day the last leaf falls. And it may not look like it, but that “in-between” time is often filled with tremendous progress and change. Call it chemical, call it psychological. Call it nature doing its silent work of re-tooling. If you’ve been at a crossroads—and I’d argue we all have—you understand. And if you’re there now, take heart. What you’re doing now is important. And if you can, honour it. Crossroads, by definition, remake us. And they’re also a brief stop on the journey. ◆ Chris Bryan is editor of the New Westminter News Leader, a Black Press newspaper.

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Idle movement should change approach To the Editor, Re: Idle No More Protest Set For Maffeo Sutton, Jan 8. F National aboriginal chiefs and the Republican Party share a number of similarities – both have been unable to analyze the constituent groups that make up Canada and the United States. Times are changing and the demographics in each country are very clear as to what are the important issues. For aboriginals, road blocks, train delays and threats are not viewed by the common folk as popular strategies to influence government. Neither the GOP nor the aboriginal chiefs have developed a platform with thoughtful planks to persuade citizens or the government. Both require national conventions where policy can be developed through priority and consensus. Moreover, intensive analysis of today’s

citizens’ beliefs and values must be considered. A paradox has developed whereby the Idle No More protest movement demands change. The vast majority of Canadians agree. Aboriginals have been brutally treated by the white man and it is time to make amends. They will never have more support for change than now. Get organized, sort things out, present a platform that is thoughtful and reasonable. Douglas Wilson Nanaimo

Chief’s actions undermine efforts To the Editor, Re: Idle No More Protest Set For Maffeo Sutton, Jan 8. Chief Spence’s “I’ll die for my people” is a con, and it undermines credibility in legitimate claims Indians and Inuits may have for

more assistance from governments. To suggest that caving in to Chief Spence’s hunger strike would be to save her life is an insult to Canadian taxpayers, who are being taken to the cleaners again. Chief Spence and her close friends and councillors are living high off the hog while the children she is responsible for live-in sewer infested shacks. Gambling on the stock market with the millions of dollars put in her trust, money desperately needed for basic needs, education and health care, should be good for a few years in jail. Andy Thomsen Summerland

Accountability for finances absent To the Editor, Re: Idle No More protest set for Maffeo Sutton, Jan. 8. Do First Nations have any

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idea of what happens to the millions of dollars given to them each year? They seemingly are unaccountable for the ways in which the money is often squandered and certainly not equally distributed. It would be laughable if it wasn’t so tragic that First Nations leaders have never been able to put forth concrete proposals, make the chiefs accountable and taken the next step toward building a true First Nation. Instead, they rally the masses, hoping for sympathy from the true Canadian, because they have said that they are independent from Canada, and are arguing for the same things that they have argued for during the past 50 years. Frankly, I and many people that I have spoken to are fed up. J. Sharpe Nanaimo

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Readers respond: Feedback on news items To the Editor, Re: New teaching strategy aims to reach struggling students earlier, Jan. 8. There is a difference between children who are struggling academically and students whose special needs affect the entire class due to behaviour they are possibly not capable of amending due to no fault of their own. This new strategy sounds like it may really work for the former, but not for the latter. I think there should be consideration to the class as a whole first and foremost. This means children whose behaviour

affects the entire group on a regular basis may need to be moved to a smaller group of students who are working together on similar issues. I don’t see why this is thought of as a bad thing. It’s what makes the most sense for the education of our kids. I really think a designated special needs public classroom (not paid for by the parents) would go a long way. I think the Nanaimo Child Development Centre should offer publicly-funded special needs elementary school classes. Valentina Cardinalli Nanaimo

Mantra fails to serve public To the Editor, ‘You have to pay good money to get good people.’ This is the neverending wail of civil service bureaucrats, be they federal, provincial, civic or other. Also, hired bureaucrats can find ways to make their position very lucrative with salary, benefits, sick days and pensions, many well above the income of the people who have hired and pay them – the taxpayer. Taxpayers hire expensive managers to handle the affairs of taxpayers. We have

recently seen the building of the new city hall, which is another created mess. When the details of the costs were made evident it was inferred that existing office furniture was to be used. Even more unacceptable was that the contract was given to an out-of-city supplier for one-tenth of one per cent in savings. Does this show good taxpayer management? D.F. Connors Nanaimo

Future bleak for B.C. NDP To the Editor, The B.C. NDP aren’t in for a very good

year. I don’t believe that the B.C. NDP are happy about the upcoming B.C. election because of what is happening under NDP rule in Manitoba and Nova Scotia. Also, if you review the results of the B.C. 2009 provincial election and gave the NDP 48 per cent of the popular vote, it would still be the official opposition party. Federally, they are now in third place overall in the polls with the federal Liberals taking second place behind the majority Conservative government. Joe Sawchuk Duncan

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real estate Selling in a Buyer’s Market

The two most important factors after location are PRICE and CONDITION TIM WAIT however FLEXIBILITY is a close fourth. Buyers know that prices have run up during the last several years and that prices are now adjusting to the current market. As many Sellers face the new reality of a Buyers’ market, many are in uncharted waters. To set your listing price at what you can get, not what you think it’s worth you need CURRENT MARKET INFORMATION, and lots of it. Beware of anyone who does a quick walk through of your home and then throws a listing price at you. Other important factors are having an Internet Strategy that includes Professional photographs and Professionally staging your home for that great first impression. Make sure that you hire a full time Realtor to market your home in a Buyers’ Market, call me with your questions, Tim Wait. For information on how to sell your home in a Buyer’s market log onto www. timwait.com and click on Sellers Page.

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I did not make this one up myself; a good old friend of mine Steve challenged me with this a while ago. The answer is I don’t make any of them up they are usually questions people ask myself or my staff throughout the course of the business week. Occasionally I have people send me a question in. My New Years wish is that I would get more people sending me questions. So here’s what I challenge you to do. Email me admin@johnsbedrooms.com your furniture, mattress or upholstery related question and if I use your question I’ll send you a $100 gift certificate! Please put “expert question” in the subject line.

We all have body hair, and many of us spend a lot of time MOREEN REID grooming that hair. Daily shaving and regular waxing is a part of many people’s lives. And while we do this because we like the look and feel of less body hair, it can be time consuming and lead to razor burn or ingrown hairs. At the same time, some of us have body hair in places we are not comfortable with. This includes extensive back hair for men or more pronounced facial hair for menopausal women. Laser hair removal offers permanent reduction in body hair. It reduces the noticeability of any remaining body hair, and decreases the need for regular grooming or maintenance. At Rewind MedSpa I use the BBL Sciton for hair removal. The Sciton uses light pulses to target melanin in the hair follicles. Melanin is the compound that gives hair its pigment. When you break down the melanin, you permanently destroy the hair follicle. A few things you need to know about Laser Hair Removal: - The goal of laser hair removal 60% to 95% hair reduction (not total) - Hair can only be destroyed when it is in an anagenic or “active” phase of hair growth - Not every hair is in the active phase at the same time. That means multiple treatments are necessary to achieve hair reduction. - Most people respond well in five to 10 treatments - Hair may stay in the follicle up to two weeks, before falling out - Side effects include a rubber band snap sensation during treatment, followed by redness or mild swelling. This typically clears up within a few hours. If you would like laser hair removal, you will be asked to avoid tanning beds and not wax, tweeze, thread or receive electrolysis four weeks prior to your treatment. This will ensure effective treatment, and lead to smooth hair-free skin.

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Thrifty Foods supports food bank Thrifty Foods Nanaimo area store managers Dan Zapotichny, Jerry Jaggers and Mikel Knutsson presented Loaves and Fishes Executive Director Peter Sinclair and Operations Manager Alex Counsell with a cheque for $29,667 at the Longwood Station store We d n e s d ay (Jan. 16). The presentation follows a successful finish to the Thrifty Foods six-week Food For Families fundraiser that ran from mid-November to just after New Year’s Day. “Through Food For Families, our staff and customers in all 29

stores raised a record $274,817,” says Jim Dores, Thrifty Foods General Manager. “The program has provided for those in need in our community and we commend those who donated, for their selfless act in p rov i d i n g the gift of fresh food for families during the holiday season.” From Nov. 14 to Jan. 2, customers and staff purchased vouchers and bagged groceries in all 29 Thrifty Foods stores. “The team at Loaves and Fishes is heartened by this suc-

The program provides for those in need.

cess with Food For Families,” says Counsell. “We are grateful to every single individual who donated a voucher or grocery item in the Nanaimo area, because each one makes an incredible difference to the families we serve.” In addition to supporting Loaves and Fishes, the Food For Families program also supports the Salvation Army Parksville Mt. Arrowsmith, Salvation Army Comox Valley Ministries, and the Campbell River & District Food Bank Society. Thrifty Foods (www.thrifty foods.com) was founded in 1977 in Victoria, BC. Today, Thrifty Foods, a banner of Sobeys Inc., has a total of 29 retail grocery stores across the Lower Mainland, throughout Vancouver Island and Saltspring Island.

Most custom furniture is usually North ROBERT BICHLBAUER American made. So right from the get go, there is a time frame that needs to be accounted for with shipping. Usually transportation time is between two to three weeks of your waiting period. When your furniture is made it does go through a series of inspections. Should the workmanship not pass it is brought back to be redone to meet standards that the manufacturer has put into place. There are some great manufacturers right here in British Columbia that have quality and design elements that many other companies offer. The nice part about these manufacturers is that the time frame in regards to transportation is eliminated. As a consumer you can inquire should you have time restraints. I am always a believer in the fact that, all good things are worth waiting for!

My mortgage is up for renewal in 3 months, should I sign what the lender sent me and renew? It’s a good rate and I am really busy so I don’t have a lot of time.

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No. Take 5 minutes and give us a quick call or email, We will take it from there. Either negotiating you a better rate than they originally offered or moving you to a different lender who will offer you a better rate. There is no work from you required at this point. We will call you to discuss the new approval we secured and what your new better rate is and go from there. You will have to provide income proof and sign some documents to finalize the deal but nothing that isn’t worth saving a few thousand dollars! We know we can save you money on your renewal so don’t make the cardinal sin of mortgages and sign your renewal without the help of a professional on your side. We look forward to working for you!

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chiropractor Following back surgery, some people experience complete and long-lasting relief of their symptoms, but many enjoy only partial relief of pain, and for some there is little DR. KAREN MATTERN change at all. While back surgery may eliminate the immediate cause of pain, it does nothing to remedy the pelvic or spinal imbalances which gave rise to the problem in the first place. In a study published in the Canadian Family Physician by a team consisting of an orthopedic surgeon and a chiropractor, 283 patients were selected who were totally disabled by low back pain and leg pain for an average of 8 years. Nearly 25% of these patients had undergone back surgery with little or no relief. They were treated with daily adjustments by an experienced chiropractor for 2 to 3 weeks. At the end of the study, 36 to 87 percent of the patients had returned to full function with no restriction on activities. Even more to the point, none were made worse. If you have already had back surgery, it would be advisable to see a chiropractor to deal with current pain or to avoid future episodes of pain and disability. For more information call our office at 250-7587022 or email drkarin@shaw.ca

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You may want to think twice about buying DR. KAREN L. FRASER your next bottle of perfume or scented lotion. The terms “fragrance” or “parfum” as read on product labels is a proprietary blend of hundreds or even thousands of ingredients that are exempt from labeling requirements in Canada. Even those products labeled as “scent free”, “unscented” or “fragrance free” may actually use a masking agent to cover up fragrance. Most of the ingredients have not been tested for toxicity, however many are well known irritants and may increase allergy or asthma incidence and severity. Some laboratory testing has shown carcinogenic and neurotoxic effects as well as links to breast cancer, early puberty, infertility and altered genital development. Naturopathic consults are covered by most extended health care plans.

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For most bankruptcies, where the person’s financial affairs are not overly complicated and the realizable value of assets available to the creditors is less than $15,000, there is no requirement for a notice to be published in a local newspaper. Nonetheless, a Trustee is not prevented from publishing a notice if he feels there may be a benefit in doing so, such as identifying assets or creditors not disclosed by the bankrupt. All bankruptcies are a matter of public record and the Trustee is required to make a reasonable effort to identify and provide notification to all creditors. Also, a data base of prior bankruptcy information is kept in Ottawa by the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy. For a fee of $8.00 you may request a search for details of any prior bankruptcies for a particular person.

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At this time of year, many people are making New Year’s resolutions: to lose weight, get in to shape, or make other changes in their DR. PAUL GENEAU lives. In optics, we speak of resolution to refer to the ability to discriminate detail. We hear about the “resolution” of digital cameras: 8 megapixels, 12 megapixels, the higher the better to take pictures with sharp detail. The eyes have “resolution” also. The average person sees 20/20 (6/6 in metric). This is the ability to see detail at 20 feet that the average person can see. Some people see 20/15: they can see from 20 feet what “average” people have to move up to 15 feet to see. Others may only see 20/50, having to move up to 20 feet to see what they should be able to see from 50 feet away. In a comprehensive eye examination, the resolution of the eyes is measured, and assessed for potential improvement, with glasses, contact lenses, surgery or other treatment. So don’t take your vision for granted! Have your eyes professionally examined. Make that a resolution!

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Dick is the only member of the Clippers’ blueline corps to have played every game this season. The 6-foot-1, 190 pounder from Kelowna is a defencefirst D-man, but he’s also the team’s top rookie scorer with nine points. He is invariably out on the ice in penalty killing situations. Though 19, he still has two years of junior left.

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COLTON DAHLEN

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Age 19

Dahlen made great strides in the off-season and it’s paying off in 2012-13. The 5-foot-10, 180 pounder from Coldstream is a contributor at both ends of the ice. He has set a new career high with 15 points in 33 games and he is a positionally sound defender, proven by the fact that he has just 12 penalty minutes this season season.

Defenceman Age 19

Newton is one of the more versatile members of the Nanaimo Clippers. He is a natural defenceman, but has skated out of position on the forward lines lately to help the team and hasn’t complained. The 6-foot-1, 210 pounder from Calgary is another player who just turned 19 this month and still has two years of junior eligibility.

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CHRIS NEWTON

MICHAEL McNICHOLAS Forward Age 18

McNicholas was part of the Clippers’ top scoring line before getting injured earlier this month. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound winger from Manhattan Beach, Calif. is third in team scoring with 32 points and is the most sportsmanlike Clipper with only six penalty minutes. He has an NCAA scholarship to the University of New Hampshire. Hampshire

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Grant moved from one neighbouring team to another this season. The 6-foot-3, 205 pounder from Ladysmith played a season and a half with the Cowichan Valley Capitals before coming over to the good guys last month. He is tied for fourth in team scoring with 31 points in 32 games.

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TREVOR FITZGERALD

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Forward Age 20

Fitzgerald is captain and leader of the Clippers. The six-foot, 200-pound centre from Vernon is in his second season wearing the ‘C’ and has never missed a single game during his time in Nanaimo. His 27 points put him sixth in team scoring, he is a reliable faceoff man and he might possess the hardest shot on the team.

BROCK MASCHMEYER

KYLE KRAMER

Defenceman

Forward

Age 20

Age 20

Maschmeyer was one of the centrepieces of the Clippers’ trade-deadline transactions. The 5-foot-8, 170 pounder from Bruderheim, Alta. was a finalist for Top Defenceman each of the last two seasons in Alberta’s junior A loop. He is slated to play in his 250th career game next week. He has a scholarship to Northern Michigan.

COREY RENWICK Forward

Leonard Krog M.L.A.

Age 17

(Nanaimo)

Renwick was brought in both for the present and the future. The six-foot, 170-pound centre from Nanoose Bay joined the Clippers at the trade deadline from the Nanaimo Buccaneers junior B club. In his final junior B game, played at Frank Crane Arena, he scored the game-tying and game-winning goals.

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Kramer has been the Clippers’ most valuable player so far this season. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound winger from Qualicum Beach leads the team with 21 goals and his 38 points are 15th-highest in the BCHL. His 71 penalty minutes are fifth-most in the league. The alternate captain has an NCAA scholarship to Brown University.

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Mitchell has been working his way up the roster the way rookies are supposed to. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound winger from Calgary is primarily a checker, but he played on the Clippers’ first line at times last weekend. His four goals so far this season are most among Clippers rookies.

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Forward Age 20

In his final year of junior hockey, Fraser decided to make a homecoming. The Nanaimo player played four seasons of major junior with the Prince George Cougars before joining the Clippers. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound centre is tied for the team lead in scoring with 38 points and his three short short-handed handed goals lead the BCHL BCHL.

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Bryan is a veteran and rock of the Nanaimo Clippers’ blueline corps. The 6-foot-1, 205 pounder from Sidney is a shutdown defender, physical presence and the team’s topscoring defenceman with five goals and 16 points this season. He is an alternate captain of the Clippers.

NICK GUSHUE

Gushue is another defence-first blueliner who favours the simple play over the flashy one. The 6-foot-3, 190 pounder from West Vancouver was in and out of the lineup earlier this season but has become a regular contributor as the season has gone on. He scored his first goal of the season in the team’s team s first home game of 2013 2013.

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Age 20

AARON HADLEY

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Age 19

REID STUROS

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Sturos is the fastest skater on the team, and after he races to the puck, he knows what to do with it. His 13 goals are secondbest on the team and he has five game-winning goals, third-most in the league. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound winger from Brighton, Mich., has an NCAA scholarship to Michigan Tech for the 2013-14 2013 14 season. season

Forward Age 19

Brandsma didn’t take long to make an impression on fans, scoring a goal in his very first period of hockey with the team last weekend. The 5-foot-11, 160 pounder from Powell River joined the Clips at the trade deadline, coming from the junior B Victoria Cougars. Brandsma had 27 goals in 32 games in junior B this season.

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Forward

GARRETT BRANDSMA

TAYLOR GROBOWSKI Forward Age 18

Grobowski plays a checking and energy role with the Clippers and it’s gotten the rookie in the lineup most nights. The 5-foot-11, 170 pounder from Nanaimo has three goals in 31 games so far in 2012-13. He played junior B last season with the Oceanside Generals, where he scored 23 goals in 34 games Generals games.

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BRENDAN TAYLOR Age 17

Taylor is the youngest player on the Clippers but he has plenty of experience. The six-foot, 175 pounder from Nanaimo is in his second full season in orange and black and recently set a new career high in points, with 10. He has become a more physical forechecker in his sophomore season.

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Defenceman Age 19

Rygus had a good camp, kept it rolling right into the season, and has become a solid top-four blueliner with the Clippers. The 6-foot-3, 220 pounder from Mississauga is the biggest player on the team and he likes to throw his weight around in the defensive zone. His 15 points are second-most second most on the Clippers Clippers’ blueline corps. corps

DEREK DUN

MIKE VANDEKAMP

Goaltender

Head coach

Dun was brought in to push the incumbent No. 1 and try to earn playing time, and he’s done so, immediately. The six-foot, 170 pounder from Surrey gives the Clippers a veteran tandem in goal for the stretch run and playoffs. Dun played the last two seasons with the Cowichan Valley Capitals before joining the Clips over the holidays. holidays

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Vandekamp, from Fort St. John, is in his second season as coach of the Clippers. He coached the Vernon Vipers to a BCHL championship in 2002-03 and led the Grande Prairie Storm to an Alberta Junior Hockey League championship in 2008-09. In between he coached a season and a half of major junior with the Prince George Cougars Cougars.

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Argue was the Clippers’ most trumpeted off-season acquisition and has been a leader from his spot in the goal crease. The six-foot, 175 pounder from Swan River, Man. has posted 16 of the team’s 21 wins this year, including a league-best four shutouts. He was the Goaltender of the Year in 2011-12 2011 12 in the Manitoba junior A loop. loop

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Olson, from Tisdale, Sask., is in his third season as assistant coach. He captained the Clippers to a BCHL championship in 2003-04 and the next season he was the Canadian junior A player of the year. He made it in the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2004 when he scored the winning goal in a best-of-seven best of seven series that went beyond seven games games.

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Forbes is another guy who will get to end his junior career playing for a Western Canada Cup in his hometown. The 5-foot-11, 175 pounder, acquired a year ago at the trade deadline, plays a twoway game. The alternate captain was injured around the holidays but is getting closer to a return to the ice.

Forward

Hadley might be a newcomer to the Clippers, but his new team hopes he’ll be able to bring his leadership and experience to a new environment. The 6-foot-3, 200 pounder from Castlegar played in a Royal Bank Cup with the Vernon Vipers. He has a scholarship to the University of Western Michigan for 2013-14.

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Defenceman Age 19

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AUSTIN DICK

JOSH BRYAN Defenceman Age 19

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Defenceman Age 18

COLTON DAHLEN

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Age 19

Dahlen made great strides in the off-season and it’s paying off in 2012-13. The 5-foot-10, 180 pounder from Coldstream is a contributor at both ends of the ice. He has set a new career high with 15 points in 33 games and he is a positionally sound defender, proven by the fact that he has just 12 penalty minutes this season season.

Defenceman Age 19

Newton is one of the more versatile members of the Nanaimo Clippers. He is a natural defenceman, but has skated out of position on the forward lines lately to help the team and hasn’t complained. The 6-foot-1, 210 pounder from Calgary is another player who just turned 19 this month and still has two years of junior eligibility.

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Defenceman

CHRIS NEWTON

MICHAEL McNICHOLAS Forward Age 18

McNicholas was part of the Clippers’ top scoring line before getting injured earlier this month. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound winger from Manhattan Beach, Calif. is third in team scoring with 32 points and is the most sportsmanlike Clipper with only six penalty minutes. He has an NCAA scholarship to the University of New Hampshire. Hampshire

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MATT GRANT

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Forward Age 19

Grant moved from one neighbouring team to another this season. The 6-foot-3, 205 pounder from Ladysmith played a season and a half with the Cowichan Valley Capitals before coming over to the good guys last month. He is tied for fourth in team scoring with 31 points in 32 games.

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TREVOR FITZGERALD

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Forward Age 20

Fitzgerald is captain and leader of the Clippers. The six-foot, 200-pound centre from Vernon is in his second season wearing the ‘C’ and has never missed a single game during his time in Nanaimo. His 27 points put him sixth in team scoring, he is a reliable faceoff man and he might possess the hardest shot on the team.

BROCK MASCHMEYER

KYLE KRAMER

Defenceman

Forward

Age 20

Age 20

Maschmeyer was one of the centrepieces of the Clippers’ trade-deadline transactions. The 5-foot-8, 170 pounder from Bruderheim, Alta. was a finalist for Top Defenceman each of the last two seasons in Alberta’s junior A loop. He is slated to play in his 250th career game next week. He has a scholarship to Northern Michigan.

COREY RENWICK Forward

Leonard Krog M.L.A.

Age 17

(Nanaimo)

Renwick was brought in both for the present and the future. The six-foot, 170-pound centre from Nanoose Bay joined the Clippers at the trade deadline from the Nanaimo Buccaneers junior B club. In his final junior B game, played at Frank Crane Arena, he scored the game-tying and game-winning goals.

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Kramer has been the Clippers’ most valuable player so far this season. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound winger from Qualicum Beach leads the team with 21 goals and his 38 points are 15th-highest in the BCHL. His 71 penalty minutes are fifth-most in the league. The alternate captain has an NCAA scholarship to Brown University.

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MASON MITCHELL

NANAIMO LANTZVILLE

Forward

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Age 18

Mitchell has been working his way up the roster the way rookies are supposed to. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound winger from Calgary is primarily a checker, but he played on the Clippers’ first line at times last weekend. His four goals so far this season are most among Clippers rookies.

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Forward Age 20

In his final year of junior hockey, Fraser decided to make a homecoming. The Nanaimo player played four seasons of major junior with the Prince George Cougars before joining the Clippers. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound centre is tied for the team lead in scoring with 38 points and his three short short-handed handed goals lead the BCHL BCHL.

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Bryan is a veteran and rock of the Nanaimo Clippers’ blueline corps. The 6-foot-1, 205 pounder from Sidney is a shutdown defender, physical presence and the team’s topscoring defenceman with five goals and 16 points this season. He is an alternate captain of the Clippers.

NICK GUSHUE

Gushue is another defence-first blueliner who favours the simple play over the flashy one. The 6-foot-3, 190 pounder from West Vancouver was in and out of the lineup earlier this season but has become a regular contributor as the season has gone on. He scored his first goal of the season in the team’s team s first home game of 2013 2013.

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LAWYERS

Age 20

AARON HADLEY

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Age 19

REID STUROS

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Age 20

Sturos is the fastest skater on the team, and after he races to the puck, he knows what to do with it. His 13 goals are secondbest on the team and he has five game-winning goals, third-most in the league. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound winger from Brighton, Mich., has an NCAA scholarship to Michigan Tech for the 2013-14 2013 14 season. season

Forward Age 19

Brandsma didn’t take long to make an impression on fans, scoring a goal in his very first period of hockey with the team last weekend. The 5-foot-11, 160 pounder from Powell River joined the Clips at the trade deadline, coming from the junior B Victoria Cougars. Brandsma had 27 goals in 32 games in junior B this season.

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Forward

GARRETT BRANDSMA

TAYLOR GROBOWSKI Forward Age 18

Grobowski plays a checking and energy role with the Clippers and it’s gotten the rookie in the lineup most nights. The 5-foot-11, 170 pounder from Nanaimo has three goals in 31 games so far in 2012-13. He played junior B last season with the Oceanside Generals, where he scored 23 goals in 34 games Generals games.

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BRENDAN TAYLOR Age 17

Taylor is the youngest player on the Clippers but he has plenty of experience. The six-foot, 175 pounder from Nanaimo is in his second full season in orange and black and recently set a new career high in points, with 10. He has become a more physical forechecker in his sophomore season.

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Defenceman Age 19

Rygus had a good camp, kept it rolling right into the season, and has become a solid top-four blueliner with the Clippers. The 6-foot-3, 220 pounder from Mississauga is the biggest player on the team and he likes to throw his weight around in the defensive zone. His 15 points are second-most second most on the Clippers Clippers’ blueline corps. corps

DEREK DUN

MIKE VANDEKAMP

Goaltender

Head coach

Dun was brought in to push the incumbent No. 1 and try to earn playing time, and he’s done so, immediately. The six-foot, 170 pounder from Surrey gives the Clippers a veteran tandem in goal for the stretch run and playoffs. Dun played the last two seasons with the Cowichan Valley Capitals before joining the Clips over the holidays. holidays

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Vandekamp, from Fort St. John, is in his second season as coach of the Clippers. He coached the Vernon Vipers to a BCHL championship in 2002-03 and led the Grande Prairie Storm to an Alberta Junior Hockey League championship in 2008-09. In between he coached a season and a half of major junior with the Prince George Cougars Cougars.

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Argue was the Clippers’ most trumpeted off-season acquisition and has been a leader from his spot in the goal crease. The six-foot, 175 pounder from Swan River, Man. has posted 16 of the team’s 21 wins this year, including a league-best four shutouts. He was the Goaltender of the Year in 2011-12 2011 12 in the Manitoba junior A loop. loop

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Assistant coach

Olson, from Tisdale, Sask., is in his third season as assistant coach. He captained the Clippers to a BCHL championship in 2003-04 and the next season he was the Canadian junior A player of the year. He made it in the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2004 when he scored the winning goal in a best-of-seven best of seven series that went beyond seven games games.

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Forbes is another guy who will get to end his junior career playing for a Western Canada Cup in his hometown. The 5-foot-11, 175 pounder, acquired a year ago at the trade deadline, plays a twoway game. The alternate captain was injured around the holidays but is getting closer to a return to the ice.

Forward

Hadley might be a newcomer to the Clippers, but his new team hopes he’ll be able to bring his leadership and experience to a new environment. The 6-foot-3, 200 pounder from Castlegar played in a Royal Bank Cup with the Vernon Vipers. He has a scholarship to the University of Western Michigan for 2013-14.

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Registration Guide PAGE Nanaimo Minor Baseball .......................19 Nanaimo Riptides ..................................19 Royal Canadian 205 Air Cadets.............19 Malaspina High School..........................19 Harbour Dancentre ...............................19 Sweet Adelines International.................20 Nanaimo Curling Centre .......................20 Nanaimo Ebbtides.................................20 Aspengrove School ...............................20 2422 Army Cadets................................20 Flipside Gymnastics ...............................20 Tom Lee Music Learning Centre ............20

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Register online & www.nanaimocps.org

• Tuesday evenings at VIU • Classical, contemporary, folk, sacred & pop

• Other languages on request • Daytime or evening classes • Conversational approach

Questions? Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons Volunteers Teaching Safe Boating

Dana at 250-758-1041 or Bill at 250-390-1883

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Flying Forks

Nanaimo Skating Club

Winter/Spring p g Skating g Lessons at Cliff McNabb (Beban Park)

Nanaimo’s Newest Cooking Classes

NOW SCHEDULED: Square One: Cooking Basics (Jan. 28) Master the basics and expand your at-home menu! Learn the right way to sauté, blanch, braise, poach, sear and pan fry.

Sauce Workshop (Feb. 5) Escape from the evil grip of pre-packaged sauces! Learn how to make your own, including crème anglaise, béchamel and hollandaise.

Knife Skills 101 (Feb. 11)

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• Skaters progress at their own pace in a fun environment • Professional National certified coach with ratio of 1:10 students

For information on this program or programs for more experienced skaters, please call Brenda at 250-668-4758 or visit our website www.nanaimoskatingclub.com

HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT The HCA program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes and respected members of a health care team, in community and health care facility settings. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: - Home Support Agencies - Acute/Complex Care Facilities - Long Term Care - Private Homes - Special Care Units

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under the direction of Mac Dallman, are welcoming women singers to be part of our exciting regrowth. We meet at the Lantzville Legion on Wednesday nights from 7:00 to 9:30 PM. For more information please call Teresa at 1.866.923.8119 (toll free).

www.nanaimobulletin.com

Nanaimo Curling Centre invites you to Register for

“LEARN TO CURL 101”

6 weeks Thursdays 8pm-10pm January 24 - February 28, 2013 Equipment provided, certified instructors For further details call:

250-753-3474 www.nanaimocurlingclub.ca

Nanaimo Ebbtides Masters Swim Club (19 years +) REGISTRATION

Nanaimo re ic Cent • Want to get in shape? Aquat Swim Times • Want to swim further, (all at NAC): faster and easier? :30 pm We Mon.- d. 7:30-8 am • With great coaching, Sat. 9:30-11:00 beginners & veteran swimmers train for recreational and/or competitive swims.

Come swim with us!

For more information, Margie Sanderson 250-390-3612 www.ebbtides.ca

ASPENGROVE SCHOOL

Join Army Cadets!

OPEN HOUSE

2422 “The Canadian Scottish Regiment” (Princess Mary’s)

invites you to get a closer look at our Jr. Kindergarten to Grade 12 classes in action at our upcoming

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 9 am to 12 noon and 6:30 pm For further information, please contact Elisabeth Reay, Admissions and Marketing Director or visit our school’s website.

Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps is recruiting. Youth 12 to 18 Years – Tues. eves. 6:00 - 9:00 pm NO FEES

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We are located at the Nanaimo Military Camp, at the Brigadier D.R. Sergeant Armoury, 709 Nanaimo Lakes Road. Ad paid by the Corp’s Civilian Sponsoring Committee

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July 12, 1924 - January 14, 2013 Jack died peacefully in the palliative care unit of the Nanaimo General Hospital. He had recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He was born and raised in Brantford Ontario. That’s where he met and married Catherine (Baker). Their ďŹ rst kiss was on their ďŹ rst date on New Year’s Eve 70 years ago in 1942. He enlisted in the RCAF at the age of 19 and was commissioned in 1944. Jack was a co-pilot of a B24 Liberator based in India. He proudly served his country in the Burma Theater during WWll. Jack and Catherine married in October 1946. Their loving relationship thrived for 66 years. He drove a Coca-Cola truck in the Brantford area after high school, went to war, had his own insurance business for six years and then re-enlisted in the RCAF during the Korean conict. He was posted as a ying instructor to the air bases in Summerside PEI, Trenton Ontario and Centralia Ontario. He felt the call to the ministry while in the Air Force. Jack`s ďŹ rst churches were Mt. Brydges Baptist and Caradoc Zion Baptist in southwestern Ontario. Next was Dufferin Street Baptist in Toronto, Grandview Baptist in Vancouver and Crescent Heights BBaptist i in i CCalgary. l Then hhe became Th b the Manitoba Area Minister for the Baptist Union of Western Canada, based in Winnipeg. A return to Calgary had him as Director of Stewardship, Director of the Baptist Union of Western Canada Foundation and Director of Church Growth for the Baptist Union. The next challenge came in Vancouver as Minister of Pastoral Care at First Baptist Church. During the ensuing years, he unretired several times to become Interim Pastor of Calvary Baptist in Chemainus BC on Vancouver Island, a position that resulted in Jack and Catherine`s ďŹ nal move. They settled in Ladysmith. He also served in an interim capacity at churches in Inuvik Northwest Territories, Chemainus again, Duncan and Victoria. Jack is survived by his loving wife Catherine and his children Ted Farr (Terrie), Frances Schneidmiller (Merv), Doug Farr, Shirley Farr and Cathy Kokot (Cal). Jack was proud of his ďŹ ve grandchildren, Jonathan Farr who died tragically in 2008, Natalie (Farr) Murphy, Megan and Nathan Schneidmiller and Jarrod Kokot. His one great grandchild is Jonathan, son of Natalie and Rob Murphy. Jack lived his life with no regrets. He served his God, his family, his church family and his country with pride and purpose. He was a leader in everything he set out to do. The Celebration of his Life will take place Friday, January 18th, 2013, 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, Chemainus, B.C. In lieu of owers, you may make a donation to the Jack and Catherine Farr Endowment Fund at The Baptist Union Development Foundation, #21-2236 Folkestone Way, West Vancouver, B.C. V7S 2X7

Clarance Michael Weston (Mike)

February 14, 1953 - January 5, 2013 It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Mike Weston at the age of 59. Mike was born in Sudbury, Ontario to Mickey & Myrle Weston. He was predeceased by his father in 1989, and by his mother in 2011, which was a very difďŹ cult time for him. He is survived by his two older sisters, Carol Pearson (daughter, Kelly), and Allynn Chromick (Gary) of Calgary; by Lynn & Gary’s three children: Edward (Gerry), Steven (Robin), and Tracy, as well as four great-nephews. Mike is also survived by his stepdaughter, Stephanie Hillier (Jeff) and her family. Stephanie has always considered Mike to be her Dad and refers to him as such; they kept in touch over the years. Also missing Mike very much is his cat, Tommy, whom he loved very dearly. Mike loved to read and had a good mind – he could always beat us at Scrabble! He loved animals and had an afďŹ nity with them. Mike struggled with many things throughout his life. His family hopes he has now found the peace and happiness he so wanted and deserved. He had a good heart and a generous nature and will remain in the loving memories of his family members and friends. Many thanks to the doctors, nurses and pharmacists who cared about Mike and took such good care of him. A Memorial Service will be held for Mike at a later date; time and place to be determined. If anyone so wishes, a donation may be made, in his memory, to the SPCA in Nanaimo.

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES CLEANING SERVICES EMERALD MAID SERVICE Residential/Commercial. Best Cleaning on the Island Guaranteed! 250-327-1864 HOUSEKEEPING, CHILD CARE, PET CARE. Mature, qualiďŹ ed, exp. $15/hr. Call Maid Especially 250-758-2934 maidespecially@hotmail.com KELLIE’S HOUSE Cleaning Service, Clean and disinfect your home leave oors, bathrooms and kitchen sparkling. $20/hour. I supply cleaning supplies, Excellent references available, Call Kellie 250-7515447 LEMON TREE Housekeeping & Handyman. Home and ofďŹ ce + sml repairs. (250)716-0551. TRUSTED CLEANING SERVICES! Let our experienced staff take care of your home so you don’t have to. $20/hr Licensed Call 250-667-0565. Julie’s Home Care Services

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

ALL TRADES- Home updates? Hardwood, Tile, Laminate, Kitchen & Bath Renos. All exterior RooďŹ ng, Siding, Decks & Fencing. References available. 250-722-0131. BLUE OX Home ServicesExpert Renovation & Handyman Services. Refs & Insured. Call-250-713-4409, visit us at: www.Blueoxhomeservices.ca

RENOVATE NOW! Expanding or Renovating your home/bathroom/ kitchen/basement? RooďŹ ng & ďŹ nish carpentry also available. No job too small. Free estimates. Insured

CLOCK/WATCH/JEWELLERY REPAIRS

Richard 250-729-7809

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

ALL YOU NEED IN PRINT AND ONLINE

COMPUTER SERVICES COMPUTER PRO.$30 service call. Mobile CertiďŹ ed Computer Tech. Virus removal. Seniors discount. 250-802-1187.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

MISC SERVICES NANAIMO SHOPPING SERVICE. Busy? Can’t get out? Don’t like shopping? I will shop for you. 250-753-9765 nanaimoshoppingservice.ca

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. SMALL MOVES, Deliveries. “Right Price.� Free Quotes. Call Jason (250)668-6851

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HOUSES FOR SALE

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

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

LAPIDARY WORKSHOP

KITCHENAIDE GAS STOVE top with 6 burners, center grill with stainless steel front, 4’ long with 4’ Stainless steel hood fan. ($5000.00 new) Offers on $1000.00 for both. Call 250-594-6332.

FRIENDLY FRANK CHILD’S 5 drawer white dresser w/matching desk. $35 obo. Call (250)760-0821. COMPUTER DESKTOP Cabinet with doors, black. 52�X31�, like new, $55. 250-390-7773. DANBY DEHUMIDIFIER (Millennium), good working order, $99. Call (250)741-4422. KENMORE ELEGANCE upright vacuum, 12 amp, $30. Panasonic Gaod 29� colour tv w/remote control, $50. Both working & good cond. 1 (250)390-9235

Diamond Laps, Slab Saws, Plus Rocks and Slabs Too much to list! Will sell entire lot! or separately

250-248-5401 NORDIC TRACK Tread Mill, LED display, 2.8hp motor, 8 programs, heart rate monitor, music port, 1 touch speed/incline, used 1/2 yr, mat. Bought $845, sell $350. Call (250)594-7480.

TOWNHOUSES

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.

PARKSVILLE, 2007, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Patio Home. 1426 sq.ft., Large yard & patio. #6 - 161 Shelly Rd. (Estuary Place). Call 250-951-0839

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

FOR SALE BY OWNER

APARTMENT/CONDO 1 & 2 BDRM (Hospital Area)

MICHAEL’S STUDIO decor wall frame, black, 24�x36�, new, $10. (250)758-9447.

Quiet building with security cameras. Free storage & parking. New balcony & paint. Available Now & Feb. 1 From $575 - $770.

FUEL/FIREWOOD

FREE QUOTES: Same Day Rubbish, Pruning, Moving, Deliveries. Jason 250-668-6851

AGILE HOME REPAIR & Improvement. Fully insured, interior/exterior repairs and upgrades. Ian 250-714-8800.

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APPLIANCES

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REAL ESTATE

KITCHENAIDE DOUBLE , Wall Oven. Convection/Microwave & Standard oven. ($4000.00 new) Offers on : $1000.00. Call 250-594-6332

ELECTRICAL

GARDENING

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

BRAD’S HOME Detailing. Cleaning vinyl siding by brush. De-mossing roofs. Gutter cleaning/repairs. Windows. Power Washing. Insured. Free estimates. Brad 250-619-0999

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

PETS AND LIVESTOCK

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

Small Island Painting

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

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

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.

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

FURNITURE FUTON, NEAR New, double, dark wood frame, 8� mattress. New cost $1000. Will sell for $400. Phone (250)758-9654, Nanaimo. LEATHER SOFA: dark green. Top quality leather (includes leather care kit). Mint condition (no kids or pets). $400 obo. (250)756-2927 WOODEN TABLE, apt-sized, round, golden tone with 2 matching chairs, as new, $275. (250)752-1304.

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

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WINDOWS

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

DEALER MANAGER NANAIMO, BC

The Inland Group is an industry-leading group of heavy truck and equipment dealerships in business since 1949 with 1,000 employees and 22 locations in North America. The Dealer Managerr of our Nanaimo location has responsibility for the growth and prosperity of the branch, market share growth, customer and employee retention and the profitability of each department in the dealership. Preference will be given to candidates with several years experience in the heavy truck and/or heavy equipment industries. A post secondary degree or diploma is preferred along with proven leadership skills. Further details can be found under Canada, Job Opportunities at www.inland-group.com. Resumes and covering letters should be emailed to Lori Willcox x at lwillcox@inland-group.com or faxed to 604-608-3156

4-WHEEL SCOOTER Fortress 2000 series, complete with canopy & basket. Blue, very good condition $1500. obo. (250)740-2763.

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

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

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

North Lantzville Estate Sale Virtual waterfront, 4bdrm, lvl entry, walkout bsmnt, panoramic view, high waterfront beach access, new roof, suite or B & B income potential, ample parking on 3/4 acre. Mins from Woodgrove. Pics on usednanaimo.com $524,900. Call 250-585-2620.

301-1600 DUFFERIN Cres- 2 bdrm, $850. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com #304 - 4720 UPLANDS- 1 bdrm, $700. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

3185 BARONS Rd- 2 bdrm $750. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 402-3270 Ross Road. 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath, $775. Ardent Properties www.ardentproperties.com (250)753-0881. 403-1900 Bowen. 2 bdrm, $700. 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 412 BRUCE Ave- 2 bdrms, $750. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

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

HOMES WANTED

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

1BDRM, CLEAN, quiet, centrally located. Close to all amenities. One not to miss. N/P. (250)753-9321

3-1691 & 3-1695 Boundary Ave- 2 bdrm, $650. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

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

1360 GRAHAM Cres- 1 bdrm, $725. Ardent Properties. www.ardentproperties.com (250)753-0881.

412 BRUCE Ave- 2 bdrms, $750. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

53’ CONTAINER for a Semi trailer, $4800. 20’ Coleman Travel Trailer, never used, $15,000. Propane furnace, $800. Brand new Lawn mower, $1000. Call (250)735-3258. BRAND NEW Kitchenaide stainless steel 8 piece cookware pots. $180 (ďŹ rm). New cost was $399. (250)729-9978

250-754-2936 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

SPACIOUS SINGLE family N. Nanaimo 3bdrm, 2bath, open oor plan, family room. Updated kitch & bath, soaker tub, new roof. Near bus, ammen’s. $280,000. 250-756-3593

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.

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430 STEWART- 1 bdrm, $650 to $700. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 4700 UPLANDS 3rd Flr, 2 Bdr, 2 Bath, Gas FP, Deck, 5 Appl, Courtyard, Mature Bldg. Close to Oliver Woods, New Target & New Canadian Tire. NP NS Jan 15 $800 (250) 756-3137

CHARACTER DOWNTOWN building. 1bdrm with large den, in suite laundry, Wi-Fi, N/P, N/S. $900. 1 (250)754-2207 Chemainus: Ashley Court. Ground r unit, 2 bdrm, 5 appliances. Small pet ok, avail. now. $775/mo 250-924-6966. Chemainus: Lockwood Villa, well kept bldg, 1 bdrm Jan 1st or 15th, ocean view top oor $625, 1 bdrm Feb 15, $625 incl. heat & hot water, 1 sm pet welcome. 55 +. Call Karen 250-709-2765, 250-246-1033. Departure Bay: Large, unfurn 1 or 2bdrm + 1 furnished suite all w/VIEW! Quiet adult N/S bldg. Balcony, heat, hw, prkg incl. Avail. now. 250-729-0851 HAWTHORNE CORNER- upscale boutique style townhouse living, new, 6 appls, walk to VIU, on bus route, $1000 mo and up + utils. Call 250-713-1025.


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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. HOSPITAL AREAstudio $580. 1 & 2 bedrooms - $700. & $800. Clean well maintained building. Non-smoking units, no pets. Call on-site manager, 250-716-3305. LONG LAKE MANOR, 3108 Barons Rd. 1 bdrm, close to all amenities. 250-751-1341 NANAIMO: 1275 Dufferin Cres Renovated 2 Bdrms from $750/mo. Call 250-740-1002

NANAIMO- CLEAN, quiet 1 bdrm suites. Available immed & Feb. 1. Hot water included, on bus route. $535/mo. 1 year signed lease required, references & credit check required. Please call 250-754-8411. NANAIMO DOWNTOWN 3 bdrm,1.5 bath, on-site laundry. NS/NP. $900. 250-754-1547. NANAIMO. SPOTLESS, quiet 1 bdrm $650. Feb 1st or 15th. Close to ferry & seawalk. Intercom, elevator. Free hot water. Sauna. N/S, N/P. Ref’s. Call Mark or Don 250-753-8633. N. NANAIMO, $650 mo, 1 bdrm Apt, incls hydro, W/D, avail immed, (250)729-0337. UNIVERSITY AREA. 1 Bdrm Apt, $650 mo + hydro, avail now, small building, cat considered. Steve 250-667-3009.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES 1-BDRM, FULL bath. F/S, W/D - very private. Close to Rutherford Rd - No pets, no smoking. Clean, bright unit. Feb. 1st. (250)758-4871. NANAIMO 1BDRM + den, 1150sq ft unit in 4-plex at 2506 Labieux Rd. for quiet tenant only, $850 + utils. N/P, nr bus stop. (Immed). 250-729-8969. NANAIMO: 1 Bdrm sxs. Selfcontained, W/D, priv yrd, garden shed. Walk to shops, beach, bus. Refs. Feb. 1. $650+ utils. No partiers, N/S, cat ok? Call (250)751-4525. QUARTERWAY AREA- quiet, clean 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, fresh paint, 4 appls, hrdwood rs, near golf course & schools, sundeck, fenced yrd, storage. NS/NP. Refs req’d. $1100 mo. Avail now. 250-758-9548. RUTHERFORD AREA- beautiful sxs Duplex, 3 bdrms, 2 bath, F/S, D/W, F/P, garage, W/D hookup, big fenced yard, mountain views. NP/NS. Jan 1. $1075 mo. Call 250-741-1383, 1-250-727-5687. STEPHENSON PT. Rd. 2 bdrm ocean view. Avail. Jan. 15th. W/D, $900+ utils. Call (250)751-8787.

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HOMES FOR RENT 1436 ROSE Ann Dr- 3 bdrms +den, 3 bath $1500. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 1624 BLACKSTONE- 3 bdrm, 2 bath, $1375. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 1675 KING JOHN Way- 3 bdrms, 3 bath, $1875. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 3372 STEPHENSON Point Rd- 3 bdrm, 3 bath, $2200. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com NANAIMO- 3 bdrm home, with 1 bdrm suite, $1600 will rent separately. Call 250-7166811, 250-753-4749. N. NANAIMO: modern 1 bdrm, 5 appls, shed, nice yard, W/D, $1000/mo utils incl’d + cable internet and phone. Call (250)760-0357. S.Nanaimo 2bdrm, hydro incl. $900. Second 2bdrm, $850. Both new reno’s. N/S, N/P. Ref’s & Security Deposit Req. Avail. now. 1 (250)753-2174 VIU AREA, 4 bdrm house, 2 baths. W/D, N/S. $1500./mo + utils. Ref’s. (250)754-9774. WEST NANAIMO- Newly constructed 3 bdrm house. Avail. March or April. $1200. Call 250-716-6811, 250-245-4546, 250-753-4749.

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

Call 250-245-2277

ROOMS FOR RENT HAREWOOD: AVAIL. Feb. 1st, lrg bdrm & private bath, sep ent., share kitchen/laundry, prkng. 2 blks to VIU, Aquatic Centre & mall. Suites student or young 20’s working person. Ref’s, damage/cleaning deposit, $425/mo. Call 1 (250)754-8150. SMALL ROOM in house, share bath, kitchen, lndy, walk to College Mall. Prefer young working person or student. Ref’s. Damage/cleaning dep. $375. 250-754-8150.

SHARED ACCOMMODATION 1 FURN’D bdrm. Spacious, quiet house w/ ocean views. Utils incl’d, wireless, internet, cable, W/D, N/P, N/S, mature female. $500. 250-751-2454. SHARE WITH young working male, 2 bdrm upper, 5 appls, 2 decks, walking distance to College & mall, incls heat/hydro, ref’s, damage/cleaning deposit, $450. (250)754-8150.

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CENTRAL: LARGE, cozy 1bdrm w/3 separate rooms. separate ent. Close to mall & bus loop. Private patio & yard. N/S, N/P. $800 incl utils. 1 mo. damage dep., refs req. Call 250-758-5130. CINNIBAR VALLEY 2-bdrm, 4 appls. N/S, small pet. Parking. Refs. $900. inclds utils/internet Avail. immed. (250)740-0045 or (250)713-1314 DEPARTURE BAY area: sml 1bdrm. All utils incl. +satellite TV & internet. Shared Lndry. $650. 751-3691 NANAIMO- 1 BDRM suite, self-contained, $600. Call 250-716-6811, 250-753-4749. NANAIMO- (close to ferry) on ocean, 2 bdrm separate entry, W/D, satellite+ internet, $900. NS/NP. Call (250)754-3446. NANAIMO (near VIU) 1 bdrm grnd level, priv. entr. $700. (250)591-8339,(250)751-4791. N. NANAIMO, 2 bdrm suite, near Woodgrove Mall, close to Dover Bay & McGirr Schools, N/S, N/P, avail now, $850 mo incls utils. (250)751-0789. UNIVERSITY AREA: 2bdrm ground level, private entry, insuite laundry, DW, 7x11 storage area, garage, fenced yard. Near schools/bus. $900, util & heat incl. N/S, N/P, Avail immed. Bob 250-618-4775 UPLANDS AREA: Spacious 1 bdrm, NS/NP. $675+ 1/3 hydro. Call 250-585-7613. WALK TO University, 2 bdrm, utils incld, W/D, N/S, N/P, $925 mo. 250-729-5807 or 250-618-3929. WESTWOOD LAKENew 2bdrm, 5 appls, own laundry & hydro, internet wired. NS/NP. $840. (250)591-8414

1966 Ford Mustang 2 door coupe. 6 cyl. 3 spd. manual transmission, 3.2:1 axles ratio,built January 4, 1966 in San Jose California, 26,000 original miles, appraised by a BC Government CertiďŹ ed Vehicle Inspector. Offered below appraised value $14,995. Call Bert Frost 250-248-3281 2004 Toyota Corolla. 4 - door auto. Fully Loaded. Good Condition. Low mileage 38,000. $5,900 OBO. Call 250-3342246

2005 CHEVY Trail Blazer LS Exc cond. 103,000km’s, 6cyl auto, air, cruise, privacy glass, many extras. $10,500. Call after 5pm or leave msg. 1 (250)754-0725 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 ďŹ rm. 250-755-5191.

SUITES, UPPER 205-1900 Bowen- 2 bdrm, $700. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 359 APPLEWOOD Crescent3 bdrm, 2 bath, $1095. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com ADORABLE 2-BDRM English at. near VIU. Inclds wi-ďŹ & utils. $750./mo (250)754-9774 HAMMOND BAY- new sub division, brand new 1 bdrm above garage lrg suite, 6 appls, 4 piece bath, priv entry, lrg kitchen. $950 inclds utils, W/D. N/S. Small pet neg. 6 mo lease. Feb 1. (250)327-4194. N. NANAIMO- 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appls, upgraded, quiet neighbourhood. NS/NP. $980 + utils. Feb. 1. (250)751-1053

TOWNHOUSES #10-1406 JinglePot Road. 1 bdrm, $875. 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 #2-3231 Lauren Mary Place- 2 bdrm, $975. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com #46-1406 JINGLEPOT Rd- 1 bdrm $900. 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. 855 HOWARD- 2 bdrm, $795. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com FULLER STREET area. Reno’d duplex-style 3-bdrm, 1.5 baths. New kitchen, 6 appl’s, NS/NP. Ref’s. $1050.+ utils. Jan.15 or Feb.1 250-390-4879

2007 PONTIAC G5, 4 dr., 1.8L, 4 cyl, auto, p.s., p.b., radio/CD. good on gas. 60/40 backseat, 75,000 km, $5995. Must Sell! (250)597-1092 RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

1994, NOMAD, 5th Wheel, 30 ft. Winter unit. 2 Pull outs. Comes with 8’ x 8’ addition with certiďŹ ed wood stove and skirting. Instant cabin, has been lived in for 3 years. Cheap Living, All $12,500.00 Call 250-248-2747 READY TO go south! 1996 Sportsmaster 5th Wheel, 23.7 ft, excellent condition with 1988 GMC 2500 Pickup; all maintenance records; $8,500. obo. Lorne, Parksville BC. Call 250-954-0511.

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1091 SILVER Mountain Drive1 bdrm, $675 inclds hydro. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com (5 MINS to Woodgrove Mall) 2bdrms, 1bath w/ jetted tub/shower, heated oor, priv entrance/level entry, stackable W/D in suite, bright & spacious, covered deck, avail immed, $1200. (250)756-4219 931 SPRING- 1 bdrm, $650 inclds hydro. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

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Monday â—† SUPPORTING EMPLOYMENT Transitions hosts a free five-session job search workshop. Register at 250-714-0085. â—† NANAIMO HARD of Hearing group meets at 1:30 p.m. at Christ Community Church (corner of Bowen and Northfield roads). All those with hearing problems welcome to attend. Contact 250616-2962 for details. â—† NANAIMO BETTER Breathers group, a support group for people with chronic lung diseases, hosts its regular meeting from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Beban Park Social Centre. Topic includes demonstrated breathing improvement techniques. For details phone 250-753-2529. â—† NANAIMO FAMILY History Society meets at 7 p.m. at Beban Park Social Centre with a presentation on The Canadian Letters and Images Project. All are welcome. â—† ISLAND STITCHERY Guild hosts its monthly meeting and all-hand embroidery session at Christ Community Church, 2221 Bowen Rd., from 7-9 p.m. Details at 250-7539765. â—† HARBOUR CITY Newcomers Club, for any-

VANCOUVER ISLAND – LOWER MAINLAND Ferry schedules are subject to change without notice.

NANAIMO (DUKE POINT) to TSAWWASSEN

Oct. 9, 2012 to Mar. 27, 2013

Leavingg Tsawwassen 5:15 am 12:45 pm 8:15 pm1 7:45 am 3:15 pm 10:45 pm1 10:15 am 5:45 pm1 1993 Ford Explorer 326,914 K’s, 4 door, Greenish Blue, runs great, needs rear tires, Tranny slips a little. $1000 obo. Call 250-954-3372

Leavingg Duke Point 5:15 am 12:45 pm 8:15 pm1 7:45 am 3:15 pm 10:45 pm1 10:15 am 5:45 pm1 Daily except Sat.

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NANAIMO (DEPARTURE BAY) to HORSESHOE BAY Jan. 7 to Mar. 13, 2013

TRANSPORTATION AUTO FINANCING

Saturday, January 19, 2013 Nanaimo News Bulletin

Leave Horseshoe Bayy

1989 NISSAN Pick-Up $3,100. 4-cyl, standard, great on gas, great cond. Full spare and cab, 177,000km. Maintenance records. (250)713-5264 1991 Chev Silverado 2500, 4x4, 140 km. Drives ok. $1050 OBO. (250)748-0814 1991 PLYMOUTH Voyager, runs well, $800. ďŹ rm. Please call (250)710-6568 or (250)743-6543.

6:30 am 12:30 pm 7:00 pm 8:30 am 3:00 pm 9:00 pm2 10:30 am 5:00 pm

Leave Departure p Bayy 6:30 am 12:30 pm 7:00 pm2 8:30 am 3:00 pm 9:00 pm 10:30 am 5:00 pm Fri., Sat., Sun. & Feb. 11 only.

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United returns to pitch

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BY GREG SAKAKI THE NEWS BULLETIN

Nanaimo United is getting back to full strength, just in time for the most important part of the soccer season. The city’s Vancouver Island Soccer League Div. 1 men’s team resumes its regular-season schedule tonight (Jan. 19) with a home game against Castaways. United (8-5-1) had a solid start to the fall, but mounting injuries eventually took a toll and Nanaimo lost its last game before the break. “I’m hoping to see them where they left off – before that last game,” said Allan Jorgensen, club manager. He said the holidays were beneficial to United and players have looked refreshed at practice. “They trained pretty hard this week…” he said. “Everybody’s pretty well back to health now and we picked up a couple of new players, too.” GAME ON … United’s Div. 1 men face Castaways at 7 p.m. at Merle Logan Field after the Div. 2 men take on Gordon Head at 5 p.m. … Admission is always free at United home games.

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Nanaimo Buccaneers forward Will McNamara, middle, goes in on a partial breakaway on Comox Valley Glacier Kings goaltender Michael Hails during Thursday’s Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League game at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.

Bucs create more breathing room

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JUNIOR B team holds off Comox Glacier Kings. BY GREG SAKAKI THE NEWS BULLETIN

The Nanaimo Buccaneers distanced themselves from the opposition with another big win this week. The city’s first-placed Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League team shut out the second-placed Comox Valley Glacier Kings 2-0 on Thursday at

the Nanaimo Ice Centre. Bucs goaltender Cam Large gave his team a chance to win by holding the Glacier Kings at bay, and early in the third period Lynden Eddy got the puck to the blue paint and Beau Blanaru went hard to the net and got his team on the board. “Our message was to get pucks to the net and collaps on the net and we did that and that’s how we got our first goal,” said Glen Smith, assistant coach. He said his team matched lines with the opponents, a tactic that seemed to work.

Large said his teammates tried to win the little battles, since there wasn’t a lot of room for them to skate with the puck. He said the Bucs felt confident going into the third period because they’ve been good all season long in third periods. “It comes down to the urgency,” Large said. “Beating the buzzer, the clock’s ticking; we’re always pushing even harder those last 20 minutes.” With 45 seconds left, Jake Calverley scored an empty netter almost from

his own goal line. “If that hadn’t have gone in I’d be having a talk with him,” joked Smith. “But it went in, so what can you say?” Large’s shutout came in a game in which his team was outshot 36-24. GAME ON … The Buccaneers (22-14-3) and the Glacier Kings (17-18-2) play a rematch tonight (Jan. 19) up Island. The next home game for the Bucs is Thursday (Jan. 24) when they take on the Campbell River Storm at 7:15 p.m. at the NIC. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

For the Nanaimo Clippers to climb the standings, they need to take advantage of these sorts of weekends. The Clippers played the Vernon Vipers on Friday night after press time and tonight (Jan. 19) they visit the Powell River Kings. The Clippers (21-140-2) are ahead of both those teams in the B.C. Hockey League standings. “We’ve just got to stay focused and not really think about who we’re playing, but just make sure that we bring our best game,” said Chris Newton, Clippers rookie. The next home game for the Clips is Wednesday (Jan. 23) when they play the Alberni Valley Bulldogs in a 7 p.m. faceoff at Frank Crane Arena.

Twenty-two man roster all set The Nanaimo Clippers’ roster is set, and now it’s just a matter of the coaches coaching and the players playing. The News Bulletin’s annual Clippers player profiles section can be found in today’s issue on pages 14-15. Interviews with the four newest members of the Clippers can be found on our website at www.nanaimobulletin. com/sports/clippers.


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several Island district teams and Summer Games team. She had also served as a division coordinator and was registrar for the past eight years. Still with awards, it should be mentioned that the B.C. Lacrosse Association this past year named NDLA volunteers Shawna and Darren Angell as Family of the Year for their contributions to box lacrosse. Also honoured by the provincial association was outgoing NDLA president Gord Cawthorne. Cawthorne was named as Zone

6 Coach of the Year for his work as head coach of the B.C. Summer Games box lacrosse team as well as assistant coach with the midget Team B.C. After serving as association president for five years, Cawthorne decided to step back from the position. Bruce Merner agreed to be the acting president in addition to equipment manager, with head coach Brian Boas the acting vice-president. Tracey Lassam was elected secretary and Natalie Cashmore

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