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Association president says results of skills assessments are ‘misused’ LISSA ALEXANDER

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Students in grades 4 and 7 in this district will be taking the annual Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) until Feb. 22, but the local teachers association isn’t happy about what will be done with the results. “We’re fundamentally opposed to the FSA in terms of the way in which the results are misused and used in order to rank schools,” said Mount Arrowsmith Teacher Association president Deb Morran. Morran said the tests are simply a snapshot of where a student is in their reading, writing and math skills on any given day. But a much more complete assessment is always best provided by the classroom teachers, she said, who have a much more complex understanding of where a specific student is. She also said she has trouble with the fact that parents aren’t allowed to withdraw their students from the tests unless they present an application to the principal, who then “adjudicates” and gives a final decision. Morran said MATA stands behinds parents and their ability to know what’s best for their child. See USEFUL TOOL, page A5

Trade in woodstove and get $250 rebate There are quite a few people in the Regional District of Nanaimo who still rely on burning wood to heat their homes — but their neighbours may not appreciate breathing the byproducts of that warmth. The RDN, in partnership with the municipalities of Nanaimo, Lantzville, Parksville and Qualicum Beach, are launching a regionwide Woodstove Exchange and Outreach program. The funding allows the regional partners to offer residents a $250 rebate to replace an existing wood burning appliance with a new high-efficiency wood stove, insert, pellet stove or gas stove/fireplace purchased after the program start date of Jan. 18. See HIGH-EFFICIENCY, page A5

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Quorum kerfuffle ‘gone’ — QB councillor Dave Willie says this “ridiculous” issue is now behind the town council of Qualicum Beach. The town councillor was reacting to questions about a committee of the whole meeting Wednesday when the group dealt with issues surrounding what does, and what does not constitute an official council meeting. Town staff supplied more than 150 pages of lawyer’s opinions and Community Charter excerpts for the meeting. Essentially, it came down to opinions on whether three of the five councillors could be at the same community function or meeting at the same time and whether or not that constituted a quorum and became a de facto meeting of council, one that was not advertised or had an agenda and was therefore illegal or contrary to rules laid out in the Charter. “It really isn’t a meeting unless it’s published as a meeting and a decision is made or vote is taken,” said Willie. “It (the issue) is not only behind us, it’s gone and I don’t ever want to talk about it again.” — NEWS Staff

QB chamber looks at mobile biz licence The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce is asking town council to implement a regional mobile business license in partnership with the regional district and the cities of Nanaimo and Parksville. “A mobile business license allows mobile businesses to operate across participating municipalities and regional districts” said chamber CEO Evelyn Clark. “It streamlines and simplifies the licensing process, reducing costs and making it easier to do business in the region and the province.” Watch future editions of The NEWS for more on this story. — Submitted/NEWS Staff

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Four local Vancouver Island men have taken on the challenge to kite board across the Georgia Straight to raise money for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. What’s more, this story has a link to Virgin Airlines founder Richard Branson, Premier Christy Clark and naked kite boarding. Read on. Months of organization have gone on to launch the epic, strait-crossing event and Ken Droog of Parksville, Harold Grindl of Nanoose Bay, John Stathers of Qualicum Beach and Allan Berry of Nanaimo are counting on Mother Nature to cooperate in the first two weeks of April. The challenge the participants face range

from the required wind and the variable of the Straight known to produce gale force winds, high seas and frigid temperatures all of which can be potentially life threatening conditions. Droog is the one credited for coming up with the idea and he had no trouble convincing his kite-boarding buddies to jump on board so in April when the winds are blowing potentially up to 35 knots per hour they intend to cross the Georgia Straight and back. Ambitious, definitely dangerous — these words don’t even phase the daring dudes who hope their immense challenge will raise a lot of money for a charity that is near and dear to all of them. See BRANSON, page A4

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Droog is a realtor in town who already make it,” he said, but added he hopes the global donates to the Children’s Miracle Network community will pick up on the event and create through every real estate transaction in his their own challenges to raise money. To that end, they have made Sir Richard business with RE/MAX First and he has family and friends who have had the need of the BC Branson an honorary member of kitingforkids, but need some help extending the invitation to Children’s Hospital. The 41 year-old who took up the sport of kite the flamboyant British billionaire to join them boarding just five years ago said it was an easy for the crossing. They would like the help of B.C. Premier decision to take his support of the charity to the next level and that is why they created their Christy Clark to use her connections to Branson and get him on board. website www.kitingforkids.com. When Branson was in the province last May The B.C. Hospital Foundation is officially promoting his airline, he asked supporting the event and has We have put it out there Clark to accept his invitation provided a donation button on to the premier’s office to come for a kite surf ride on their website so people can feel but they have declined to his back but it came with one confident they are donating be involved which is too caveat: she had to be naked. directly to the cause which is bad because we think the He even posted a photo of ultimately to build a new chilcomments that surround- himself on his blog kite surfing dren’s hospital in the province. ed Branson’s tweets to the with a naked young woman on “One hundred per cent of premier could be used for his back, saying he forgot to funds donated will go to the hossomething positive. pital foundation. All of the costs tell Clark about the dress code. KEN DROOG including gear and behind the “Want a ride? Check the scenes are born by the particidress code,” said the title of his pants and volunteers,” Droog said. post. He added that Slingshot Sports, a manufacInitially, Clark’s office issued a statement turer of kite boards based in Oregon, is a major calling Branson’s comments a publicity stunt. sponsor and is donating the equipment. Branson “is well known for his brashness and “They are donating thousands of dollars ability to manipulate media coverage for his worth of gear directly to the cause which will be company,” the statement said. auctioned off afterwards,” he said. Clark went further admitting she didn’t think Droog admitted that it has been a lot of work it was very respectful. finding sponsors and putting their ambitious But in the premier’s New Year’s resolution plan into place for their first annual event, she said, “I will accept Richard Branson’s kind but he pointed out that he and his fellow kite invitation to come water skiing . . . OK that was boarders have even bigger aspirations and are just a joke.” exploring other ways to expand their mission. Droog said they think the premier could use “This is going to be ongoing. We wanted to the exchange of comments that occurred bestart out with a B.C. event but we really want tween the two of them to generate some good the global kite boarding community which is will. “We have put it out there to the premier’s office but they have declined to be involved massive to get on board.” Stathers, whose love for the outdoors led which is too bad because we think the comhim to be an avid sailor as well as a certified ments that surrounded Branson’s tweets to the ski instructor, transitioned to kite boarding two Premier could be used for something positive. years ago. He explained that they want to fo- She should ask him to come and support an cus on this one as their premier challenge even event like this. The end result is raising money for the children’s hospital and it is far more though it has many risks. “It is not going to be an easy feat. The four of beneficial to have people in these powerful pous who are going to attempt the crossing . . . it sitions working towards a good cause instead of is very possible that one or all four of us will not just throwing comments back and forth.”

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“Many students see their level of anxiety increase when they are expected to participate in an assessment such as this,” she said. The B.C. Teachers Federation Website says the four-and-a-half-hour tests are “both educationally unsound and socially damaging,” and encourages parents to withdraw their students from the test. Local school trustee Julie Austin introduced a motion to the board on Sept. 25 last year resolving that the district respect the right and responsibility of parents and guardians to determine whether or not the students participation in the FSAs is in the best interest of the student and that a letter excusing a child from FSA participation be sent home to all parents of Grade 4 and Grade 7 students in the district outlining the ministerial orders around FSAs and including three reasons for a student to be excused from the test. Local District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) chair Renate Child expressed concern at that meeting that such a letter coming from the school board might cause parental concern where there was none before and director of instruction Gillian Wilson stated the FSA was a useful tool in our district that is not used for ranking. Austin then postponed the motion to do further research. Child said Austin attended and discussed her concerns at a DPAC meeting, but further discussions, as well as e-mails from parent representatives, determined there were no issues with parents not being able to remove their children from the test when requested, and other parents appreciated the feedback they got from the tests. Dave Melsness has a son in Grade 4 in Arrowview Elementary School and said he thinks the test is an important check and balance to gage how the children are doing. “It seems more and more that society has got this idea that we shouldn’t put our kids in places where they might fail at something, and I think some of the biggest lessons you learn in life are from your failures. Testing is important,” he said.

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The Old Dutch Inn — soon to be known as the Qualicum Beach Inn — is on schedule for a summer re-opening. Co-owner Noel Hayward said they are “giving it a whole upgrade, down to the bones,” explaining they are stripping it right down and re-doing the

whole thing, but not expanding the footprint. Crews are removing three rooms from the ground floor to add a conference room that will open onto the patio and be available for anything from weddings to large meetings. They are also adding air-conditioning and completely re-doing the pool. The property is owned by the same

owners as Quality Foods, but there is no other direct connection between the companies, Hayward said. The waterfront motel and restaurant, which was serving hot meals to those in need over the holidays, is now closed to give crews full access. They don’t have a firm date, but Hayward said they hope to be open for the summer season.

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The program is made possible by funding from the Province and the BC Lung Association, with support from the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange. “The RDN Board is pleased to continue the popular woodstove exchange program in 2013,” said RDN Chairperson Joe Stanhope. “This program supports several objectives of the RDN board’s

commitment to sustainability, including the protection of local air quality.” Wood smoke contains tiny particles called particulate matter (PM). Particulate matter that is 2.5 microns or less in diameter, called PM2.5, is small enough to be breathed into the deepest parts of the lungs. It is associated with a variety of health problems, from

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Age-friendly office opens Lynne MacFadgen wants to provide this region with “research that has traction” from her new Vancouver Island University outpost in the Parksville civic centre. MacFadgen is the project manager on VIU’s Healthy Aging and Community Engaged Scholarship program. She introduced herself and explained the roles of her office to the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce at the group’s monthly dinner meeting Wednesday night at Deez Bar and Grill. A long-time health administrator and adult educator, MacFadgen said her office aims to provide research, workshops and educational for and about the region’s large senior population and those who will reach that age in the nottoo-distant future. How that manifests itself in action MacFadgen did not make clear, but she did say say it would be “research that has traction and makes an impact in our communities.” As is its custom, the chamber will be making a donation to the charity of MacFadgen’s choice to express its thanks for her presentation Wednesday. — NEWS Staff

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Friends and staff of Forward House in Parksville gathered to unveil the new sign they recently installed to mark their location. The sign was a long-time plan and fundraising effort of Carol Richardson, the long time executive director of the

mental health and addictions recovery facility before she died in December. Her husband and new executive director Gerard Klomp said it was important to see the project through in her absence and he thanked Earl Scott and his team at Scott Signs for their support as well as mayor Chris Burger for the city’s ongoing support.

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e suppose there are times and places for bureaucratic, nonsensical language, but we are hard-pressed to think of them. Decades ago, journalism professors and instructors advised us to write to a Grade 5 level. Thankfully, for all involved, that has changed, although you could argue it hasn’t in some publications (not the one you are holding, of course). There are people, mainly in government-funded jobs it seems, who feel the need to speak in a language that annoys more than communicates, talks down to people. Perhaps they are trying to justify the money they spent on their education, or perhaps they just don’t get it. Our office is full of degrees and diplomas. But it’s our job to communicate. It’s too bad some in positions of real influence don’t put effective communication high on their list of priorities. It’s not quite this mantra we are espousing, but it’s close: don’t use a $10 word when a $1 word will do. Call it double-speak, or bureaucrat-eze, or whatever you like. It’s rampant in society and it hinders the effective communication of important messages. We have heard a lot of these words and phrases lately in our region from various speakers. Here’s a sample: “We are going to mobilize that information” — seriously? Is that what our valued drivers and carriers do every Tuesday and Thursday? “Health-care navigators” — huh? “Communities we are nested in” — ah, come on. “Social inclusion” — perhaps what this writer will not enjoy in certain circles after this is published? “Let’s touch base” — um, why don’t you just call or e-mail instead? “Creative partnerships creating synergies” — to quote a teenager, whatever. While we are admittedly having some fun with this today, there may be a serious side to this discussion. If important messages are not getting to the people for which they are intended, then the people whose salaries are paid by the taxpayer are not performing their jobs effectively. We sure hope we have mobilized this information today in a manner that creates the appropriate synergies in the communities we are nested. — Editorial by John Harding

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Letters MONEY NOT CONSERVATION Tiered water rates are no longer about conservation. They’re about money for added infrastructure the developers need to continue to profit while our small town is swallowed up. It’s not about conservation because since 2009 Parksville residents use less water than the national average. The established standard for determining this is litres/capita/day (Lcd), the litres one person uses each day. Using the figures the city uses, the latest national average is 274 Lcd. In 2009, the city’s metered residential water use, 1,093,977,000 litres, divided by the resident population, 11,577 (Stats Canada), divided by 365 days gives a 258.85 Lcd. That’s 5.5 per cent less than national average. In 2010 we were 3.5 per cent less. 2011 was 12 per cent less. Since 2009, we’ve conserved better than most of Canada. Looking at the tier system, how much water does the city allow us before they charge more to “encourage responsible conservation”? Tier one, up to 60 cubic metres, divided by 365 days is 328.77 Lcd. So if you live alone you can use 20 per cent more than the national average. But, since most homes in Parksville have at least two residents, the likely figure is 164.39 Lcd, 40 per cent less than the national average. If you live with two or three people your Lcd is even less, but the tier system doesn’t recognize individual residents because it’s not

“I don’t ever want to talk about it again” DAVE WILLIE, see story page A3

ALMANAC Government Contacts PROVINCIAL:

about conservation. It recognizes homes, not people, and therefore has nothing to do with user pay. True user pay system is a flat rate per litre, residential and commercial. Pay for what you use, the more you use the more you pay. That’s user pay. Not this smoke and mirrors system where the residents pay for infrastructure the developers need so they can rezone more properties swallowing up Parksville, leaving us with what digestion always leaves. JOHN MANSELL Parksville

MY PUPPY ATTACKED On this past Thursday, at about 3 p.m., my puppy (leashed) was attacked by an offleash dog in the trails near Springwood — closer to the Coldwater road area. My puppy and I approached the large chocolate lab and his owner (who had a bright green leash which was tossed around his neck), the dogs exchanged scents and then, before I knew it, this dog snarled and had my dog’s face in his mouth. The owner did nothing but stand there and simply ask “is she okay?” After a good look over, I thought she was fine. They went on their way — no corrections by the owner or even an apology to us might I add — and we went on ours. However, we got back to the car and my puppy had a swollen and slightly torn-up face. I left her there, called our vet to let them know we would be in and went back

to find this man and his aggressive dog but they were long gone. This is our regular walking spot and I have never seen them before and haven’t seen them since. My puppy is now on antibiotics and doing good. If you’re reading this you’ll know who you are and you can contact me for the vet bill. Please leash your dogs unless you are at a specific off-leash area, that’s what they are for. There is one right down the trail. But then again, it was probably my dog’s fault, because she is a pit bull, the instigator was a lab. Pit bulls are sadly always the vicious ones, right? My eight-month-old marshmallow following at my side, always on leash, would like to argue that.

SCOTT FRASER, MLA Alberni-Pacific Rim

RON CANTELON, MLA Parksville-Qualicum

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TEUNIS WESTBROEK Mayor, Town of Qualicum Beach

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LAUREN IRIS LAUZER Errington

DOCTOR DILEMMA Re: No word on physicians, The NEWS, Jan. 17 I will venture a guess that the optimistic bureaucratic bluster of Sheila Cruikshank — that all will be well, don’t worry, doctors are very interested, we build it and they will come and the universe will unfold in our favour — is pure unadulterated hope, nothing more. If local physicians are skeptical, what does that say about the overall objective and process? Nothing favourable, unfortunately. 

PARKSVILLE: RDN:

DR. WAYNE DWERNYCHUK Parksville See LETTERS, page A31

VIEWS IN THE NEWS We asked: Should smoking be banned in outdoor public spaces?

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CHRIS BURGER Mayor, City of Parksville City Hall office: 250-954-4661 e-mail: chrisburger@ parksville.ca

I don’t think so. I believe in liberties. If you want to kill yourself, go ahead and do it.

I’m a smoker and the answer is yes. As long as I can smoke outside my house, that’s fine.

I think it could be. I’m one of these polite smokers. There should be areas set aside for smokers.

BERNIE SMITH Parksville

VICKI HARDING Parksville

DONNI DEAS

No. There’s lots of fresh air. BILL BEHART Parksville

Parksville

JOE STANHOPE Chairman, Regional District of Nanaimo 250-390-4111 e-mail: corpsrv@ rdn.bc.ca

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for

5for$

5 2

99

Olivieri

5for$

5

Filled Pasta 540-700gr

6

5

99

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Plus Applicable Fees

5

Pasta & Cooking Sauce

Plus Applicable Fees

99

99

Garlic Bread

4

Salad Dressing

Ranchers • 100% Satisfaction

FREE!

99

Kraft

• Produced with Pride by select Canadian

280gr

400gr

99

• Vegetable Grain Fed

Pace

Philadelphia Soft Cream Cheese

Vegetables

antibiotics & growth hormones

Arriba Chunky Salsa Tortilla 1.7lt Chips

24x500ml

3

PER

• Naturally Raised without

A $3.49 Value

Kraft

Arctic Gardens

99

Aquafina

lb

ods helping make meals easy! o F y t i l a u Q

Gatorade

Dole

PER

lb

European Wieners Old Dutch Restaurant Style 500gr, Each Tortilla Chips

99

99

PER

• Canada’s #1 Angus Beef


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Sunrise Farms

gest Caselot Sale of the Year! tI ’s Our Big

Fresh Center Cut Boneless Pork Loin Roast

Fresh Chicken Breast Fillets Family Pack, 13.20 per kg

8.80 per kg

Locally Raised BC Poultry

3

5

99

99

MapleLodge

Chicken Bacon 375gr

Schneiders

3

Garlic, Kielbassa or Ham Ring 300gr

99

2$ for

PER

lb

Schneiders

Schneiders

Sliced Bacon 375-500gr

Each

7 4

DRAGON’S BLEND HOLY CRAP OR SKINNY B CEREAL

3 99 2 99

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Hunt’s

Family Pack Pudding Cups 12x99gr

Value

FREE

4

Michelina’s

Pasta Entree 227-284gr

Case of

24

Cheemo

Perogies 2kg

Freybe

Bavarian Smokies 600gr, Each

10,000 1.6-2kg

6

99 Case of

12

4

99

McCain

Pizza Pockets 800gr

Swanson 200gr

for

3

99 5 $ 5 for

4

99

Meat Pie

El Monterey

5 $5

Each

Bonus Q-Points

12x86gr

Works out to 59¢ each

Each

Super Spirals or Superfries

Bowl Noodle Soup

99

6

99

McCain

Nong Shim

24x85gr

Works out to 21¢ each

284-340gr

499

lb

99

Prime Cordons

A$

Instant Noodles

Bear Paws Family Pack or Original Wagon Wheels 600-630gr

GET 1

PER

4

Maple Leaf

Caselot Sale

Mr Noodles

99

1kg

7

FREE

Breyers Classic

Dare

Each

650gr Tub

Offer is in effect Monday January 21st - Sunday, January 27th

3

for

Olympic Organic Yogurt

1.66lt

Smokies

375-450gr

99 2 $

Rich & Creamy Frozen Dessert

Schneiders

Regular, Chicken or Country Natural Family Wieners

BUY 1 225GR

A15

Burritos or Chimichangas 907gr

3

99


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The Parksville Qualicum Beach News Tuesday, January 22, 2013

It’s our Biggest Caselot Sale of the Year! McCain

Bassili’s Best

International Thin Crust or Crescendo Pizza

Lasagna

9

2.27kg

99

Kraft

Shredded Natural Cheese 380gr

4 465-900gr

Kraft

Kraft

250gr

5

Stagg Chili

Chef Boyardee

Silverado Beef Chili with Beans 6x425gr

99 5 Beef or Mini Ravioli 8x425gr

9

Campbell’s

Case of

6

8

Kraft

5 CASELOT SALE Case of

Works out to 50¢ each

12

Double Roll Bathroom Tissue 24’s

9

99

920gr-1kg

5

99

99

12x284ml

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Works out to 59¢ each

99 6 Case of

12

Hunt’s

Works out to 90¢ each

5

Thick & Rich Pasta Sauce

10x58gr

14 Tomatoes

4for$

Hunt’s

Hunt’s

12x398ml

12x156ml

Tomato Sauce

Selected, 6x398ml

1kg

99 8 Case of

10

Works out to $1.17 each

99 6 Case of

6

Works out to $1 each

99 5 Case of

6

Works out to 84¢ each

5

99 9 Case of

12

Armstrong

6x94-126’s

570gr

1.42lt

Process Cheese Product, 1kg

3$ for

Clorox

5

Ultra Fibregard

Works out to 59¢ each

99 6

4

Elias

Unpasteurized Honey

99 4 Healthy Option

Clingstone Peach Sliced in fruit juice

Becel

Soft Margarine Original, 1.81kg

9

99

Case of

12

4

99

Flaked or Chunk Light Tuna in Water 170gr

Case of

12

1199 Works out to $1 each

4$ for

99 5 Royal City

Steak House

12x341-398ml

12x284ml

Vegetables

Pieces & Stems Mushrooms

6 CASELOT SALE

99 8

Works out to 75¢ each

Ocean’s

Melts Slices

99

8

99

99 6 1kg

12x398ml

Tomato Paste

Hellmann’s

Real Mayonnaise

Selectables Cultivated Blueberries

540-796ml

99

Hunt’s

Skippy

Peanut Butter

Snowcrest

99

1.5kg

99 4

6x680ml

Bread

For

99

Beans, Chick Peas, Lentils or Tomatoes

Wonder

99 5

1.5kg

Unico

Scotties

Facial Tissue

3

POP-UP BOWL

99

Selectables Berry Blend or Raspberries

12-16x100gr

9 454gr

Snowcrest

Yogurt

456-516gr

Emma

4for$

Kraft Dinner Macaroni & Cheese Cup

Danone

Gourmet Popping Corn 6’s

Cookies

Pasta

99 6

Case of

Chicken Noodle or Vegetable Soup

99

Purex

99 8

Works out to $1.13 each

6

9

Orville Redenbacher’s

3lt

Campbell’s

Cream of Mushroom or Tomato Soup 12x284ml

Unico

794-853gr

8

Case of

ial Prices on Big Packs and Caselots c e p S a r t x E

El Monterey

Taquitos

9

700-900gr

99

Works out to $1.67 each

3

99 4

Works out to $1 each

Christie

Selected, 272-552gr

Shredded, 200gr

99

8

1000-1300gr

99

Case of

Organic Whole Bean Coffee

Jumbo Cheerios Original or Honey Nut

Selected, 9x 398ml

99

Kicking Horse

General Mills

Beans

9x398ml

Nature Valley & General Mills Value Granola Bars or Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks

Parmesan Romano Asiago Cheese

Parmesan Cheese

Heinz

Alpha -Getti

Works out to $1 each

A17

Load up the pantry while the prices are HOT!

Heinz

99

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Case of

12

99 8

Works out to 75¢ each

Case of

12

Sponge Towels

5

99

Works out to 59¢ each

12

Sunlight

Ultra Choose-A-Size Paper Towels

Liquid Laundry Detergent

6’s

2.95lt

99 5

Case of

9

99


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The Parksville Qualicum Beach News Tuesday, January 22, 2013

It’s our Biggest Caselot Sale of the Year! McCain

Bassili’s Best

International Thin Crust or Crescendo Pizza

Lasagna

9

2.27kg

99

Kraft

Shredded Natural Cheese 380gr

4 465-900gr

Kraft

Kraft

250gr

5

Stagg Chili

Chef Boyardee

Silverado Beef Chili with Beans 6x425gr

99 5 Beef or Mini Ravioli 8x425gr

9

Campbell’s

Case of

6

8

Kraft

5 CASELOT SALE Case of

Works out to 50¢ each

12

Double Roll Bathroom Tissue 24’s

9

99

920gr-1kg

5

99

99

12x284ml

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Works out to 59¢ each

99 6 Case of

12

Hunt’s

Works out to 90¢ each

5

Thick & Rich Pasta Sauce

10x58gr

14 Tomatoes

4for$

Hunt’s

Hunt’s

12x398ml

12x156ml

Tomato Sauce

Selected, 6x398ml

1kg

99 8 Case of

10

Works out to $1.17 each

99 6 Case of

6

Works out to $1 each

99 5 Case of

6

Works out to 84¢ each

5

99 9 Case of

12

Armstrong

6x94-126’s

570gr

1.42lt

Process Cheese Product, 1kg

3$ for

Clorox

5

Ultra Fibregard

Works out to 59¢ each

99 6

4

Elias

Unpasteurized Honey

99 4 Healthy Option

Clingstone Peach Sliced in fruit juice

Becel

Soft Margarine Original, 1.81kg

9

99

Case of

12

4

99

Flaked or Chunk Light Tuna in Water 170gr

Case of

12

1199 Works out to $1 each

4$ for

99 5 Royal City

Steak House

12x341-398ml

12x284ml

Vegetables

Pieces & Stems Mushrooms

6 CASELOT SALE

99 8

Works out to 75¢ each

Ocean’s

Melts Slices

99

8

99

99 6 1kg

12x398ml

Tomato Paste

Hellmann’s

Real Mayonnaise

Selectables Cultivated Blueberries

540-796ml

99

Hunt’s

Skippy

Peanut Butter

Snowcrest

99

1.5kg

99 4

6x680ml

Bread

For

99

Beans, Chick Peas, Lentils or Tomatoes

Wonder

99 5

1.5kg

Unico

Scotties

Facial Tissue

3

POP-UP BOWL

99

Selectables Berry Blend or Raspberries

12-16x100gr

9 454gr

Snowcrest

Yogurt

456-516gr

Emma

4for$

Kraft Dinner Macaroni & Cheese Cup

Danone

Gourmet Popping Corn 6’s

Cookies

Pasta

99 6

Case of

Chicken Noodle or Vegetable Soup

99

Purex

99 8

Works out to $1.13 each

6

9

Orville Redenbacher’s

3lt

Campbell’s

Cream of Mushroom or Tomato Soup 12x284ml

Unico

794-853gr

8

Case of

ial Prices on Big Packs and Caselots c e p S a r t x E

El Monterey

Taquitos

9

700-900gr

99

Works out to $1.67 each

3

99 4

Works out to $1 each

Christie

Selected, 272-552gr

Shredded, 200gr

99

8

1000-1300gr

99

Case of

Organic Whole Bean Coffee

Jumbo Cheerios Original or Honey Nut

Selected, 9x 398ml

99

Kicking Horse

General Mills

Beans

9x398ml

Nature Valley & General Mills Value Granola Bars or Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks

Parmesan Romano Asiago Cheese

Parmesan Cheese

Heinz

Alpha -Getti

Works out to $1 each

A17

Load up the pantry while the prices are HOT!

Heinz

99

www.pqbnews.com

Case of

12

99 8

Works out to 75¢ each

Case of

12

Sponge Towels

5

99

Works out to 59¢ each

12

Sunlight

Ultra Choose-A-Size Paper Towels

Liquid Laundry Detergent

6’s

2.95lt

99 5

Case of

9

99


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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 The Parksville Qualicum Beach News

gest Caselot Sale of the Year! g i B r u O s ’ It

Our Own Fresh Cooked

Turkey Breast

Continental

Honey or Old Fashioned Ham

Maple Lodge

Cooked or Smoked Chicken Breast

2

PER

100gr

Bonus Q-Points Freybe

Sliced Deli Meats

Our Own Fresh Cooked

2

Pastrami

69

5000

points

bonus

Jarlsberg Light Cheese

3000

Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls Medium

Fried Rice

Becel Soft Margarine 454gr

2000

3

100

95

Medium

Sweet & Sour Chicken Balls ........... Medium

Almond Chicken Chop Suey.....................

7500 Barbasol Shave Cream 300-350ml

225-255gr

3000

Available at Select Stores

Fresh Steelhead Fillets

¢ PER

100gr

Digby Scallops

3

69 PER gr

100

PER

100gr

Fresh Grey Cod Fillets

PEI Mussels

Large 10/20 Size

Frozen or Previously Frozen

2

29

Weather Permitting

99

¢ PER gr

100

1

69 PER

100gr

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Glade Aerosol

119

Serving Suggestions

99

Selected, Assorted Sizes

3000

Spring Roll ....................

Frozen or Previously Frozen

Burtʼs Bees Baby Products

300-354ml

925 895

PER

100gr

Wild Sockeye Salmon

10,000

Dove Body Wash

2

PER

100gr

99

PER gr

4-6lb Average H&G

12-18ʼs

3000

100

99

Q-Tips Cotton Swabs

Cold FX Cold Relief

1

69

PER gr

Single Cream Brie

5

496gr

3500

Greek Salad

Damafro

Norwegian

PER

100gr

Our Own Fresh Made

1

PER

Selected, 1.75lt

400ʼs

1

49

99

100gr

Tropicana Juice or Cocktail

3500

PER

100gr

Schneiders

Roast Beef

125-175gr, Each

Q

1

69

69

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


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iggest Caselot Sale of the Year! It’s Our B

White or 60% Whole Wheat Bread

A19

Bakery Fresh

White or 60% Whole Wheat Kaiser Buns

5 1

4$ for

6 99 for

Bakery Fresh

Bakery Fresh

Homestyle

Two-Bite Brownies

2$

300gr

for

6

Mini Cherry Strudel

2

for

Vanilla Slice.................

10

Cake Wedge............. Annie’s

Olympic

Selected, 12x170gr

French Vanilla or Plain 1.75kg

Macaroni & Cheese

Works out to $1.25 each

Almond Beverage 12x946ml

118

1499 12

Case of

12

Flaxseed Meal, Flaxsead or Steel Cut Oats

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49 PER

100gr

Sweet Treats Soft Jubes

99 2

Sweet Treats Grand Slam 500gr

99 3

2 $4

Whole Almonds

3500

Vega One All in One Nutritional Shake

10,000 Larabar Fruit & Nut Energy Bar 45-51gr

3000

Spectrum Organic Soy Mayonnaise 473ml

99 7

99 5

Quality Fresh

Dempsterʼs Tortillas

for

908gr

4

5000

414-438gr

Raw Shelled Hemp Seeds 227gr

Case of

100% Whole Wheat or Multigrain, 450gr

155-198gr

Everland

99 8

Wonder Hot Dog or Hamburger Buns

Weight Watchers Bread

Barbara’s

4x453-680gr Works out to $2.25 each

points

bonus

Smart or Bodywise, 227-248gr

Manitoba Harvest

Hemp Hearts

5000

2500

Cheez Puffs

99 6

Case of

Quality Fresh

1

Organic Yogurt

Bob’s Red Mill

99

2

Each e

12ʼs

99

Black Forest Cake.............................. Original Cakerie

600gr

Your Choice!

1999 2for$5

Triple Layer

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Salted or Unsalted

Whole Grains Bread

Selected 6’s

Assorted Squares

2 Q

Dempster’s

Bagels

2for $5

99

Cashews from India

for

Dempster’s

Decadent Chocolate Cake

Roasted

Original Cakerie

Selected

6 99 12 99

Double Layer

Works out to $1.59 each

Bonus Q-Points

Cookies

5000

Iams Dry Dog or Puppy Food 1.59 - 1.8kg

5000

Quality Fresh

Purina Cat Chow

White, 300gr

5000

Family Favourites Sesame Seeds

2 $5 for

4kg

MilkBone Large Biscuits 2kg

3000


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E G U H r u O s ’ It

CASELOT Super SALE 20lb Bag

BC Grown “No.1”

Russet Potatoes

5

Snap - Top Carrots

BC Grown “Family Pack”

99

2$

each

for

6

Fresh Parsnip

Floral

7 Floral

3

1

99

Floral

Floral

Floral

Floral

69

16oz Bag

per lb

O

Floral

Floral

Floral

99 Each

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

for

4”

Polyanthus

1

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4lb Bag

Org a 4”

49

Each

Daffodils

2

49

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Organic

2$

3

99 3lb Bag

5

MON.

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WED.

21

22

23

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each

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Organic

Organic Avocadoes

Organic Navel Oranges

Organic Kiwi Fruit

2$

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Mexican “Hass Variety”

California Grown

1lb Bag

3 3ct. Bag

California Grown

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Germini & Alstro Bouquet

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2$

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Consumer Spray Mums

10

Mixed Coloured Peppers

Three Color Cole Slaw Mix

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for

Each

“River Ranch”

Honeycrisp Apples

BC Grown

99

Mexican “Hot House”

Fresh Beets

Washington Grown “No.1”

2$ Floral

2lb Bag

an

2lb Bag

Yellow Cooking Onions

Or g

10lb Bag

4

Washington Grown “Large”

Each

5lb Bag

California Grown “Family Pack”

4

99

10lb Bag

Organic

A20

JANUARY

5

BC “Extra Fancy”

Organic Ambrosia Apples

3

99 each

THUR.

FRI.

SAT.

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24

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26

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ARTS& LIFE

TOUGH TICKET TO GET

Something different consistently sells out LISSA ALEXANDER

reporter@pqbnews.com

SUBMITTED PHOTO/VIRGINIA ANDERSON

Night at the Palace will take place Feb. 21-23 this year at the Errington Hall.

It’s that time of year again, when dozens of local people come together to put on a fantastic spectacle, called Night at the Palace. This is the ninth time the show will be running at the Errington Hall, filled with singing, dancing, comedy, some burlesque, often some circus performances and more. The show has become so popular organizers sell tickets at the hall during certain times on a first-come first-served basis. That day this year was Sunday Jan. 20. “Since I’ve been involved, and a few years before that, I know it sells out every year and I mean usually within the two hours that the tickets are on sale they’re gone,� said Virginia Anderson, one of the organizers. Last year, organizers introduced three separate showings and they still all sold out. Anderson said she thinks the show is so popular because it’s something different in the community, there are a variety of different acts, there are many people involved and it’s slightly different every year. She also thinks people like the Vaudeville theme, including dressing up in the clothing reminiscent of the 1880s-1930s era and listening to music from that period. Night at the Palace runs Feb. 21 to 23 at the Errington Hall, tickets are $25 and the show starts at 8 p.m. If there are any tickets left, they will be available at the Errington General Store.

SPEAKING IN PARKSVILLE JAN. 23

From Canadian Living to Taliban Afghanistan Armstrong now divides her time between Toronto, Salt Spring LISSA ALEXANDER

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Sally Armstrong was on the ground in Afghanistan four months after the Taliban took over and she was the only one reporting what was happening to the country’s women. “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing, but partly I could not believe that the world was looking the other way.� Armstrong, a journalist, best-selling author and human-rights activist, is a three-time Amnesty International Canada award winner

and member of the Order of Canada, among many other achievements. She’ll be speaking in Parksville tomorrow, Jan. 23 at an Oceanside Grandmothers to Grandmothers luncheon. Armstrong began her writing career when she was working as a high school physical education teacher. A colleague at the school recommended her to a man starting up a magazine. At that time she was involved in some innovative projects like teaching fitness to music (now called aerobics). See I’M SCARED, page A23

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Arrowsmith Mountain Bike Club (AMBC) offers the opportunity for riders to participate in sanctioned rides and events (social rides and races). As AMBC is an affiliated club of Cycling BC, a rider who wishes to participate in AMBC events must have both an AMBC membership and a valid Cycling BC license. For further details and forms please view www.arrowsmithmtbclub.com Additionally, on February 2 from 1:00-3:00pm, you can come by Arrowsmith Bike store in Parksville to sign up in person.


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EVENT THURSDAY

Just what is laughter yoga? Admission is by donation at PCCC LISSA ALEXANDER

reporter@pqbnews.com

NEWS FILE PHOTO

An event at the PCCC will include both labyrinths and laughter yoga.

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 69 (QUALICUM) 2013-14 KINDERGARTEN SCHOOL REGISTRATION REGISTRATION: January 28 - 31 and February 4 - 8, 2013 Board Policy 7015 excerpt

“The Board of Education believes that, in general, students should attend their neighbourhood school. Transfer of a student to a school outside of his/her catchment area will be considered upon written application of the parent to the Superintendent of Schools, on or before April 1st each school year.”

Qualifying Age:

To qualify for school enrollment in September 2013, a child must become five years of age on or before December 31, 2013.

Required Documentation:

Proof of Age for student (Birth Certificate or Passport); Proof of Residency (eg: a purchase or rental agreement, cable, hydro, or gas bill).

Helpful Documentation:

Health Documents (Medical Care Card, immunization records, medical condition information). NOTE: While immunization records are not required for registration, a copy may be requested for the student’s file.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION Where to Register:

Please register at your neighbourhood (catchment) elementary school. Attendance boundary information is available at each school or by contacting the School Board Office at 250-248-4241.

Cross Boundary Process:

Parents wishing to enroll their Kindergarten child at an out-of catchment school within the district are to make their request upon registration at their catchment school and complete a Student Transfer Request Form.

Dates and Times for Kindergarten Registration:

Monday, January 28 – Thursday, January 31, 2013 and; Monday, February 4 – Friday, February 8, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Note: False Bay School is unavailable for registration Friday, February 8, 2013

Early French Immerson:

Parents of students eligible to enter Kindergarten may register their child in the Early Immersion Program at Parksville Elementary School. All Kindergarten-aged children in District 69 are eligible to enter. Registration for the Immersion Kindergarten program is limited. Preference will be given to children of families who currently have older children in the Immersion program as long as they have registered on or before January 25, 2013. Information brochures are available at the school.

Find out what labyrinths and laughter yoga exercises are all about on Thursday as Shift in Action hosts an event at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre. Local occupational therapist Holly Carnegie Letcher will be hosting the event called Laughter and Labyrinths — Just for the

Brazilian icon honoured The Old School House Arts Centre is celebrating the 64th birthday of Brazilian pop icon Djavan Caetano Viana with a program of great tunes by Djavan as well as Ivan Lins, Caetano Veloso, Dori Caymmi and more. The program will be performed by internationally esteemed, San Francisco-based vocalist Sandy Cressman. This Music on Sunday event happens at TOSH Jan. 27 from 2:30-4:30 p.m., for $16. Once in a while, an artist is born with an inexplicable connection to a culture far from the artist’s origins. Such is the case with Cressman. Born in New York City of American parents, but with a Brazilian heart, Cressman began her recording career with the highly acclaimed vocal trio Pastiche, with whom she recorded three CDs. In 1992, Cressman began a solo career while still a member of Pastiche, and in 1996 began performing as a duo with Brazilian master keyboardist Marcos Silva. — Submitted by TOSH

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An information evening for parents considering the Early Immersion Kindergarten program will be held Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at Parksville Elementary School (330 Craig Street, Parksville) For more information, please contact Ms. Mary Beil, Principal of Parksville Elementary School at 250-248-5778. CEAP Program

The Collaborative Education Alternative Program provides a blendedtraining kindergarten program that consists of home-schooling in addition to being supported by scheduled student activities at Qualicum Beach Elementary School - CEAP classroom. Learning resources as well as support for parent(s) is provided by the program teacher. An information session for parents considering the CEAP program will be held Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. at Qualicum Beach Elementary School - CEAP classroom. For more information, please contact the program at 250-752-5628 or visit the CEAP website at www.ceap.ca

Health of it!, including laughter yoga exercises, a short introduction to labyrinths and a reflective walk on the circular pathway. Quadra Island musician Peter Jack Rainbird will be playing accompanying music at the event that happens Jan. 24 from 7-9 p.m., with admission by donation. And don’t miss a feature article on Rainbird coming up in The NEWS.

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NEW VEHICLE UNVEILED: Harris Oceanside Chevrolet Buick GMC general manager Andy Lankester, left, and general sales manager Steve Peters, right, flank Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce president Rudi Widdershoven, who is seated in a new 2013 Chevrolet Trax. The vehicle was unveiled during a Business After Business event hosted by the dealership on Thursday. About 70 guests enjoyed music, refreshments, prizes and some impressive demonstrations by the dealership’s mechanics and staff.

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To her surprise, the man hired her, along with a home economics teacher and a recipe developer. “So, the three of us opened a magazine called Canadian Living and that’s how I started,” Armstrong said from her home in Toronto. Armstrong now splits her time between Toronto and Salt Spring Island. Growing up in the 1960s, Armstrong said she quickly became an advocate for women and human rights. After becoming the editor of Homemaker’s magazine she decided to do some unofficial research, she said, and wrote to 300 readers asking them if they were bothered by what was happening to women in zones of conflict. They echoed her feelings, she said, and so she began her career writing about women’s issues. She wrote an article in 1997 called Veiled Threat about the lives of women in Afghanistan under a Taliban regime, and later it became a bestselling book. She has since covered stories in zones of conflict all over the world, including Bosnia, Somalia and Rwanda. It hasn’t been easy, and Armstrong admits she’s been shaken to the bone before. “I’m scared to death sometimes, she said. “I think sometimes my ribs are going to break my heart’s pounding so hard.” But these situations also

produce the best stories, she said, and she feels humbled the women share these remarkable stories with her. Some even ask her to go tell people what is happening to them, to be their “voice.” “That’s pretty powerful stuff for a journalist to be picking up,” she said. Armstrong returned to Afghanistan looking to measure any progress that had been made since her initial visit and reports the results in her book Bitter Roots, Tender Shoots: The Uncertain Fate of Afghanistan’s Women (2008). Despite reports coming from the four southern provinces that not much has changed, Armstrong disagrees. “The fact is there are 34 provinces in Afghanistan and we’re only concentrating on four — in the other 30 provinces there has been a lot of change.” An independent human rights commission has been set up, she said, and although much more needs to happen, women are getting back to work and girls are getting back to school. Despite all the stories Armstrong has delivered on Afghanistan over the years, the one she has just finished (which will be aired on CBC Radio’s Ideas on Feb. 11 at 9 p.m.) is the best news she has heard in the country and one of the best stories she gotten a hold of, she said.

The story is about a group of young women who want change in their country and they believe they have the tools to do so. “These kids are bound and determined,” she said. “I’m just dazzled by them. Young people can change the world — that’s always who does it.” And these women are increasingly being joined by men, she said, dubbing it “the new women’s movement.” Armstrong believes we are nearly at the tipping point of worldwide change and has a new book she’s preparing to release March 5 that will prove her point. It’s called Ascent of Women: Our Turn, Our Way A Remarkable Story of Worldwide Change. During her talk at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre she will discuss where women are in the world today and where they’re going, as well as the grandmothers she encountered during her time in Africa. Oceanside Grandmothers to Grandmothers is an organization in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation assisting grandmothers in Africa whose lives have been affected by the AIDS pandemic. The event runs from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, where there will be a lunch and marketplace with crafts. Tickets are $25 and may still be available by calling Patti at 250-738-0905.


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Qualicum Beach physician Andy Biro wants to shine a light on a heartbreaking condition. That condition is psoriasis, an autoimmune problem that leads to red, itchy and scaly patches of skin that can cover a little, a lot or even nearly all of the body. The light he wants to shine isn’t metaphorical. It’s real and, he said, it makes a very real difference to those who suffer from the condition. Psoriasis has no cure and Biro, who heads up the Elderwood Medical Clinic in Qualicum Beach, said traditional treatments for the condition can be tough on the patient. “People are either given topical therapies such as potent stereoids or expensive creams and ointments, or they can even take oral medications that are anti-cancer agents, which make you feel just terrible for a day or two a week,” he said. “Would you rather go through that or stand in a booth for a few minutes, a few times per week?” That booth is his UVB phototherapy unit, which bathes the sufferer in a special spectrum of ultraviolet light. It makes a difference. “For the last decade or so it has been noted that peo-

ple with psoriasis and certain other skin conditions like eczema get better in the summer time,” he said. “It turns out that part of the ultraviolet spectrum of a specific wavelength suppresses the autoimmune reaction that underpins psoriasis and people get improvement with exposure.” The ultraviolet spectrum of light, he added, is divided into two parts, UVA and UVB. “The UVA has the tanning capability, whereas UVB actually penetrates deeper and is usually the component of our sun’s rays that is responsible for burning,” he said. The treatment involves the use of one of two machines, a large, walk-in unit somewhat akin to an upended tanning booth and a smaller unit that’s designed to treat hands and feet — common sites for psoriasis outbreaks. “Psoriasis is the most common condition treated this way, but certain forms of eczema and other itchy skin conditions nad a smaller list of less common conditions are treated successfully with light,” he said. “Psoriasis makes up about 80 per cent of the treatments and eczema makes another 15 per cent.” The downside of the treatment, he said, is that it needs to be repeated as many as three times per week in the initial stages.

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was first alarmed by the naïve adoption of wireless technology in the form of cell phones. Because the microwaves emitted from such devices increase the permeability of the blood brain barrier, the health implications are staggering. Firstly, brain function can change rapidly due to this kind of alteration of brain biochemistry. Difficulty concentrating, mood disturbance and blood sugar fluctuations induced by microwave devices could be significant enough to disrupt day to day living, especially in those who are susceptible to anxiety, depression and attention deficit. Secondly, this leaky blood brain barrier effect means that heavy metals and other toxins, previously restricted from the brain, can now enter and remain in the central nervous system to wreak havoc repeatedly. As a chelation doctor, I do not view heavy metals in the brain as a good thing. Metals like mercury, for example, are lethal to neurons. Such brain damage is insidious.

That said, I am sure that ers will bear the brunt of whatI am not the only person ever costs are associated with who is unhappy about rehaving both systems running is clearly a bully tactic. ceiving a letter from BC By Dr. Tara Macart Over 1.7 million smart meHydro regarding the threat of an imminent change of ters have been installed since my electricity meter. While July 2011 across BC. Surely my attempt to stop the inwe have accumulated some evidence regarding the health stallation of a smart meter/ hazards of wireless technoltransmitter on my home and business is being recogy, haven’t we? Just because the radiation ognized as a mere delay, I emitted from smart meters am horribly disappointed to find myself being bullied by a monop- is invisible; it doesn’t mean it is benign. EMFs from cell phones, cell towers, Wioly corporation. This letter states that “BC Hydro has Fi, computers, smart meters and even a responsibility to ensure safe, cost ef- some appliances in our homes all confective electricity delivery to homes and tribute to electropollution that affect the businesses all around the province.” If body in negative ways. The stress inthis is true, why replace perfectly good duced by these EMFs disturbs the symfunctioning meters with a new untested pathetic nervous system and disrupts smart meter technology. cell function. Replacing every meter in the province According to the BioInitiative Workis no fiscally conservative move, I dare ing Group, reviewing over 1,800 scientific say. studies, evidence is mounting for the risks The implied threat that those dissent- to health due to electromagnetic devices

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(2012). This report links EMF exposure to many diseases; anything from insomnia to infertility, wireless technology has an unfavorable cumulative influence. We already know that the WHO classifies radiofrequency radiation, used in cell phones and Wi-Fi, as a class 2 carcinogen. This fact is supported by claims from Dr. Lennart Hardell (Orebro University, Sweden) who says that “there is a consistent pattern of increased risk for glioma (a malignant brain tumor) with the use of mobile and cordless phones.” He suggests that “the current public safety limits and reference levels are not adequate to protect public health.” I do not want to be a brain cancer statistic. I do not want to suffer neurological and psychological upset. I do not want to sacrifice my health. How about you? We all have to share this environment. Shouldn’t we keep it clean? We need to be certain that as we adopt new technologies, the incorporation of it into our lives does not cost more than we can handle.

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Edward Ronald (Ron) Parkinson February 12, 1927 – January 10, 2013

Edward Ronald (Ron) Parkinson, born February 12, 1927 and passed away January 10, 2013. He was predeceased by wife Sheila and stepson Daniel. Ron was a devoted & loving husband to Joanne for 25 years; father to Marilou Gwartney of Surrey, Maureen (Gary) Parkinson of Calgary; stepfather to Markus McNerney of Vancouver; grandfather to Dane, Brett, Rene, and Jeffery. He leaves 6 great grandchildren, brother David (Carol); sister Joyce (George) McClusky; Lynda (Ron) Scambler and many nephews & nieces. Ron’s life was devoted to his family, his friends, his pets, but mostly to his trucks. Ron went from the grease pits to Transportation Manager in his 37 years with Woodwards. When he retired, he kept busy with his beautiful yard and enjoyed the company of his many friends. Ron was Joanne’s one true love and will be missed forever. A celebration of Ron’s life will be held in Qualicum Beach towards summer. In the lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer’s Society or your local SPCA. To send a condolence to the family please visit www.yatesfuneral.ca YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

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The Regional District of Nanaimo has a permanent full-time employment opportunity for a Chief Facilities Operator within the Recreation and Parks Department. Providing leadership and dependability, this position is critical to the operations of the Oceanside Place and Ravensong Aquatic Centre recreation facilities. Located in the City of Parksville and Town of Qualicum Beach these facilities contribute to the health and social well - being of all the communities they serve. Visit our website at www.rdn.bc.ca for a complete posting and job description. EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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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.

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

APPLIANCES

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

FOR SALE BY OWNER

HOUSES FOR SALE

APARTMENT/CONDO

OFFICE/RETAIL

AUTO FINANCING

ERRINGTON: 1 bdrm Apt, priv ent, $700./mo. hydro/heat W/D incl’d. close to town. N/P. Avail immed. Call 250-2402774 or 1-403-801-7842.

DOWNTOWN PARKSVILLE, t 800 sq ft adjacent ground level retail/ofďŹ ce space for lease, great location, 124 Middleton Ave. Asking $600 mo + triple nets. Call 250-248-3142 or 250-248-3655.

WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE $$ CASH PAID $$ for NEWER FRIDGES, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS etc.

BELLEVUE RECONDITIONED APPLIANCES Sales & Service. FULL WARRANTY. Large Showroom

1040 BELLEVUE ROAD Parksville 250-248-8251

UNDER $100 INTERLOCKING EXERCISE Mats: 6 professional high density blue with grip top, 1�D x 3.3’ x 3.4’ ea. Makes perfect sparing square, great for yoga & exercise equipment. Paid $40 ea. Asking $100 obo. 250720-5756 (Port Alberni), lv ms

UNDER $300 FISHER WOODSTOVE, Mamabear model: Black with silver trees on front. Made in USA, has ďŹ re screen, 2 doors, bricks in good shape, pipe comes out back. $250 obo. Please Call: 250-720-5756 (Port Alberni), leave message.

FREE ITEMS

AT LAST! An iron ďŹ lter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, smell, manganese. Since 1957. Visit our 29 innovative inventions; www.bigirondrilling.com Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON BIG BUILDING Sale. This is a clearance sale. you don’t want to miss! 20x20 $3,985. 25X24 $4,595. 30X36 $6,859. 35X48 $11,200. 40X52 $13,100. 47X76 $18,265. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422 www.pioneersteel.ca BRAND NEW Kitchenaide stainless steel 8 piece cookware pots. $180 (ďŹ rm). New cost was $399. (250)729-9978 CLOSING OUT SALE. Due to health reasons we have to close the store. Everything must go by Jan 30th. Over 250 ofďŹ ce chairs, 2 dr lateral ďŹ le cabinets,mobile pedestal 3 drawer pedestals, 1 lg. map cabinet, drafting tables, , etc. Open Mon to Saturday 10am5pm. Coopers Gov’t Surplus 4767 Headquarters Rd, Courtenay 250-218-1665. Some items on line. www.cooperssurplus.com

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

or 1-877-581-3311

cfmclean@shaw.ca We Deliver!! SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest ďŹ rewood producer offers ďŹ rewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

FURNITURE 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.

FOR RESTLESS or cramping legs. A fast acting remedy since 1981, sleep at night, proven for 31 years. Mon-Fri 8-4 EST 1-800-765-8660 or www.allcalm.com

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

HILLIERS, 1 bdrm, quiet, rural country setting on acreage, furnished or not, F/P,Deck, WiFi, minutes to Q.B., Miles of walking trails. $650 p/m, Call 250-738-0466

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

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

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/

SAWMILLS FROM only $3997. Make money and save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info and DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT www.NorwoodSawmills.com/ 400OT SHOPRIDER MEDICAL Scooter, only 7 hours use, like new, $3700 obo. 3 piece recliner sofa set, high quality, $500 obo. Very large sofa, reclines, good condition, $125. Call (250)954-0049. STEEL BUILDINGS/ Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x 40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x 150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206. www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

STORE LIQUIDATION

SMART MOVE ESTATE SALE 446 4th Street, Nanaimo, BC. Tues, Wed, Thurs, January 22, 23 & 24, 10-3pm. Friday, January, 25 10-1pm. A wide variety of unique antiques!

(In Wembley Mall)

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

APARTMENT/CONDOS

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FOR SALE BY OWNER

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

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

WHERE BUYERS AND SELLERS MEET

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

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TOWNHOUSES

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

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO 14A - 1010 SHEARME RdCoombs, 2 bdrm, $875. Call Ardent Properties (250)7530881. www.ardentproperties.com

297 HIRST Avenue- 2 bdrm + den, 2 bath. Furnished. $1350. Ardent Properties. w w w. a r d e n t p r o p e r t i e s . c o m (250)753-0881. 297 HIRST Avenue- 2 bdrm + den, 2 bath, $1150. Ardent Properties. www.ardentproperties.com (250)753-0881. EMERALD ESTATES Seniors Supportive Independent Living. Housekeeping incl’d. Meals optional. Walk to shops & beach. Call 250-468-1465. PARKSVILLE, LUXURIOUS 2 bdrm condo, 2 bath, ďŹ replace, patio, prkg incl’d, $1100 mo + utils. Call (250)713-1025.

SHARED ACCOMMODATION PRIVATE ROOM with 3 piece bath/TV. Available Jan 1. NP/NS. Share kitchen & laundry. Call (250)228-6650.

STORAGE

BOWSER- NEWLY renovated 1/2 duplex. Bright 2 bdrm, 4 appls, on 1 acre. Hydro incl’d. Ref’s req’d. NS/NP. $750/mo. Avail Feb. 1. 250-927-1234.

3 BDRM Mobile, rural living 2 mins from Parksville. Ref’s req’d. $750 mo. Avail now. Call Kathy 250-951-9886. HILLIERS- 2 bdrm, 1 bath, cln, carport/deck, new appls, mtn view. $800+utils, LT. No dogs. Pics padmapper.com Refs. Storage. 250-752-0777.

HOMES FOR RENT

Call: 1-250-616-9053

255 HIRST Ave- 2 bdrm, $875. Call Ardent Properties. w w w. a r d e n t p r o p e r t i e s . c o m (250)753-0881.

REAL ESTATE

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

Retail / Professional Location for Lease

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HOUSES FOR SALE

EVERYTHING MUST GO!

OCEANFRONT 2 BDRM + DEN on Parksville Beach. $1500/mo. Furnished. 1yr Lease. Ref req. No Pets, N/S. rauchenelansdell@mac.com

Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We will Buy your House Quick Cash & Private. Mortgage Too High and House won’t sell? Can’t make payments? We will Lease Your House, Make your Payments and Buy it Later!

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

QUALICUM BEACH (2nd Ave.), approx 2000 sq ft, Feb. 1/13, 7 rooms main oor (ofďŹ ce/retail), 3 upstairs possible living space. 250-629-6644.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

MOBILE HOMES & PADS

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

250-248-5401

OFFICE, 1000 Sq. ft. in Bright, Newer Bldg, includes: Showroom, lunchroom & washroom with shower. Located in the Fairdowne Industrial Park; Fairdowne Rd. & Hwy 4a. FIRST MONTH FREE! $575 per month. Call 250-716-6797.

Phone 250 248 6504

COTTAGES

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PRETTYTHINGS GIFT SHOPPE

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.

QUALICUM- 1 BDRM apartments, $475. NS/NP. Please phone 250-248-4656.

HOMES WANTED

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

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

FUEL/FIREWOOD

Chris McLean 250-757-9232

PARKSVILLE SPACIOUS 2 bdrm apt’s. Quiet bldg, centrally located. H/W,storage,parking, $775.00 p/mo. Avail Jan. 15th. Call 250-248-5431

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

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

Clean Burn Pellet Fuel Okanagan Pellet Fuel And Animal Bedding

OCEAN SANDS RESORT on Rathtrevor Beach. Fully furnished 2 bdrm condos includes utilities, cable, phone & internet. Units available starting Nov 1. $1000/mo. Call (250)954-0662.

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Available rentals are on our website: www.remax-anchor.ca Call Sharon Edgell 752-2466 or 1-800-668-3622 AVAIL NOW - Newer mobile on acreage (not in park). 2 bdrms, small addition, covered porch. Beautiful mountain view, 5 appls. NP/NS. Refs req’d. $850. (250)752-3425. COOMBS: 1000 sq ft character home freshly reno’d, downtown Coombs, 2 bdrm+ den, 1 bath, F/S, W/D, wood stove & electric heat, pet? $1000. Avail. now. N/S, ref’s req’d. Call (250)752-6174. ERRINGTON 2600 sq ft, 2 storey, 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, lrg rec rm. f/s, w/d, n/p. $1300 + util. Avail Feb 1. 250-248-3386 ERRINGTON, 3 bdrm Duplex, 2 baths, 3 private decks, sauna, elec wood heat, $1100 mo, avail March. 1. (250)724-5537. PARKSVILLE- 3 BDRMS, 2 bath Rancher, 5 appls, woodstove, garage, fenced backyard, near Winchelsea Elem. NS/NP. $1300 + utils. Refs req’d. Call (250)752-9807. PARKSVILLE (171 CorďŹ eld)2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appls, close to beach & shopping. N/S. $1100 mo + utils. Avail Jan 1. 250-757-9696, 250-927-0818. PARKSVILLE, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, w/d, f/s, pets ok. $1000 p/mo + utils. Avail. Dec 1. 250-5864337 PARKSVILLE. 3-BDRM, 2 bath on main oor of house. Walk to town centre. Private patio. $1200. inclds hydro. Avail immed. (250)248-5540. QUALICUM, 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, close to town, f/s, w/d, small pet on approval. $1200/mo + util. 250-240-5020

OFFICE/RETAIL 868 SQ ft OfďŹ ce or Retail space on Craig Street in busy downtown Parksville, $650 mo plus triple nets. Phone 250-248-3142, 250-248-3655.

MORE SPACE FOR LESS Storage Containers Currently available: 8’ x 20’ $105. + taxes. Open storage for RVs, cars, boats, trailers: $40. + taxes for ďŹ rst 20’ $2 each additional foot.

250-248-7100.

SUITES, LOWER COOMBS: 1 bdrm, NS/NP, $675+ hydro, ref’s req’d. Avail. now. Call (250)752-3090. PARKSVILLE. 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 1000 sq ft, own entry & W/D, private covered patio, fenced large yard, pets ok. $1000 Avail Feb. 1st. (250)947-5426 eves, (250)248-3734 days. PARKSVILLE, 3 bdrm, N/S, N/P, D/W, W/D, Avail. Immed. $1000 p/m incl. sat. TV, Hydro. Call 250-248-4074 QUALICUM. 1-BDRM ground level suite in quiet area, close to beach. NS, NP, utility’s included. W/D & carport parking $750./mo (250) 752-3294. QUALICUM- COUNTRY living close to Qualicum Beach, 1 bdrm suite, wood stove, incl all utils, 3 appls + W/D, satellite TV incl’d. NS/NP. Avail Feb. 1. refs req. $760. 250-752-3557.

SUITES, UPPER PARKSVILLE. Quiet 1 bdrm upper oor of Arbutus Park retail strip. Newly renovated, parking. N/S, N/P $650./mo Feb. 1st. Call (250)748-2942 or lindag@gulfpaciďŹ c.ca CHURCH ROAD,1 bdrm luxury suite, private, quiet, Wembly area, available immed. Call 250-586-4337.

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

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 LOOKING FOR A DEAL ON A NEW VEHICLE? Save up to 40% OFF your next new vehicle... No games or gimmicks, deal direct with local dealerships. www.newcarselloff.com No qr code reader? Text info: 778.786.8271

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.

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

1-BDRM SUITE across from ocean, Qualicum Beach. Utilities incld. Fully furnished. 1 year lease avail. $900/mo. (250)738-0192.

TOWNHOUSES 2 BDRM townhouse for rent in Courtenay. 5 appls, 1.5 baths, carport. NS, NP, quiet and clean renter please. Close to shopping amenities, NIC and CFB Comox. Refs rqrd. Available March 1st. $800/mth. 250-923-2557.

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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

TRUCKS & VANS 2001 CHEVY 3/4 Ton Van, low mileage, good shape. $3,500. Phone (250)714-2804 2006 DODGE Caravan, 7 passenger, runs well, 41,000 kms, $3950 obo. Call (250)618-6800.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 The Parksville Qualicum Beach News

Sports &Rec

DO YOU HAVE LOCAL SPORTS NEWS? Contact: James Clarke, Sports Reporter Email: sports@pqbnews.com Phone: 250-248-4341

Official newspaper of the Save-On-Foods Oceanside Generals

CURLING

Strathcona cup exciting after 110 years Locals take three of four games against Scottish counterparts in Qualicum Beach JAMES CL ARKE

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The teams were all cordial and smiley prior to and during the short opening ceremony, but their game faces came the second their feet hit the ice. Qualicum and District Curling Club was packed with spectators last Monday as the old barn played host to some Strathcona Cup curling action, and in the end the locals won three of the four games against their touring counterparts from Scotland. The Strathcona Cup has been competed for 21 times in the last 110 years, with Canada winning it 11 times and Scotland winning it 10 times. Fast forward to last Monday, and it was, confirmed QBDCC president Bruce Feltham, “a real good turnout. We were very pleased, and based on the comments, I think the spectators really enjoyed the curling, we had a great time with the Scots at the dinner. “And you’re right about the game faces kicking in,” chuckled Feltham. “My teammates accuse me of being very intense

JAMES CLARKE PHOTO  

Team Scotland had a pre-game chant they shared with their hosts in Qualicum Beach recently as part of Strathcona Cup curling action.

when I curl, and they commented that the skip of the team we curled against was even more intense than me.” The Scotts lost to Powell River that same morning, but went into the QB match leading the series by 110 points overall.  The good news is that the local teams were able to win three of the four

games and grab the Canucks some much needed points in the Strathcona Cup series.The cumulative score for the games played in Qualicum Beach would read Canada 29-Scotland 21, which helped cut into Scotland’s overall lead from the previous four locations. From QB the Scots left for a night in Nanaimo and then on to

Victoria. “It’s all good ...we’re having a great time,” an upbeat and smiling Jim Cullen, 66, from Earlston, Scotland, said prior to the start of the games. “It’s a wonderful country,” he said of his first trip to Canada; “and it won’t be my last.” “The tournament has been fantastic -every club we play in they have fun,” said Island organizer Brian Morin from Esquimalt. The afternoon of curling kicked off with a small opening ceremony that saw the teams piped out onto the ice and introduced, and also included an upbeat pregame chant by the Scots. ICE CHIPS:  In head to head action on Monday, Qualicum Beach’s Don Marshall rink edged Scotland’s Jim Cullen 8 - 7 Scotland’s David Hardie got the best of QB’s veteran skip Jack Dixon in an 8-4 final. QB’s Rick Dunn “laid a real beating” on Scotland’s Harry Dodds rink in an 11-2 win, and Feltham and his rink were able to squeak by Scotland’s Billy Howat 6-4 “in a game which came right down to the final rock.”

VIJHL HOCKEY

Generals bounce back with win over Islanders JAMES CL ARKE

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Oceanside’s Save-On-Foods Generals served up a win on home ice Sunday, scoring two unanswered goals in the third period to beat the Kerry Park Islanders 6-3 in VIJHL action. It was a good bounce-back game for the locals, who were in tough in Victoria last Thursday getting out shot 43-16 and losing 5-2 to the first place Cougars. At home for Sunday afternoon, Oceanside led 2-1 after 20 minutes and 4-3 after 40, and nailed it down in the 3rd thanks in no small part to their conditioning, which one fan has taken to calling their G-Force (G for Genesis Boxing & Fitness where the team trains, and Force for the way their able to take it to teams late in the game). “We ran into some penalty trouble in the second — we had them down by two goals a couple times and we

shoulda buried them, we let them hang around too long (but) we got the job done and earned the two points,” Generals’ head coach and GM Brent Demerais said after, and confirmed “our training at Genesis and our skating sessions early in the week gives us a little extra oomph on the third.”  Taylor Gray and  Chandler Bruyckere  paced the Generals with two goals apiece, and  Keenan McConnell and Cole Schneider chipped in with singles. Oceanside swept the three Game Star selections with Michael Fretz picking up 1st Star honors, Bruyckere 2nd, and Gray 3rd. Oceanside outshot KP 13-3 in the 3rd and 38-26 on the night — Alex Mastrodonato made 23 saves to pick up the win in net. The win lists the Generals to 17-20-2 and clinches Oceanside third in the North Division and a berth in the

post season, “but we’re still chasing Comox for second in the North and home ice advantage in the opening round.” IN VICTORIA The Cougs struck for two goals in just under two minutes for a 2-0 lead 5:43 into the game and Marino Somerville cut it to 2-1 at 17:21 which is how it stood after 20 minutes. Fretz scored on the power play 7:05 into the second to knot it 2-2 but that would be as close as they’d get as the Cougars would generate three unanswered goals that period and the two teams battled to a scoreless third.  GAME ON: The Generals are home at Howie Meeker Arean for a two game set this weekend. They host Kerry Park again on Saturday (7:30 p.m. start) and are back at it Sunday against the Comox Valley Glacier Kings (2:30 p.m. start), who at 18-18-2 are currently two points up on Oceanside for second in the North.

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Oceanside’s Bantam Rep Generals ran the table on their regular season Saturday by way of a hard-fought 3-3 tie against the Cowichan Valley Capitals. It was the Generals’ final regular season game and left them unbeaten with a record of 10-0-1 and top of the heap in the seven-team Tier 3 standings. Landon Dziadyk opened the scoring Saturday 10 minutes in on a breakaway. Oceanside led 2-0 after the first period and were up 3-2 with four minutes left in the game. There is no overtime in regular season play.  Austin Hykaway and Owen McDonald rounded out the scoring. Also earning props for their play on the back end were D-men Taylor Olson, Nick McAleer and Nick Kosteckj. WIth the regular season in the can the team now turns its attention to the upcoming playoffs which will see them in the mix alongside Tier 2 teams. “We’re looking forward to it,” Oceanside coach Don Svensen said of the chal-

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Parksville Qualicum Beach News, January 22, 2013