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anaimo Port Authority’s CEO and president Bernie Dumas cited a changing business model and financial loss as contributing factors behind a 30-year lease agreement with Pacific Northwest Marina Group to redevelop the harbour. But the agreement, which has raised the ire of several stakeholder groups in Nanaimo, ensures the marina is being developed for the community without a dime out of the taxpayer’s pocketbook, he said. The Nanaimo Port Authority is the federal agent responsible for the administration of the harbour, waters and foreshore of Georgia Strait in an area adjacent to Nanaimo. It operates as a small business and as such, does not receive subsidies from the government. Dumas said the marina has been losing
money for several years – approximately $230,000 in 2010 and another $180,000 in 2011 – facilitating the need for change. For some time, the port authority has voluntarily subsidized the commercial fishing fleet, which has been slowly eroding, Dumas said. “Back in the late ’90s, there were 50-60 commercial fishing boats in the marina. As of this week, there’s 17,” he said. Based on their new business model, and due to pressure from other marina occupants to be fair, the port authority will no longer be offering those subsidies. “The Port of Nanaimo is the gateway for cargo and freight … it was created as one of the 18 port authorities across Canada to assist companies, exporters and importers, to move their goods, and the port is really focusing on that aspect
and that will produce, hopefully, as we increase the volume of business, new opportunities, employment, relocating companies to Nanaimo to manufacture goods,” Dumas said. “We’re focusing our efforts for the future on those activities.” Those efforts, along with PNMG’s proposal, fall in line with the port’s Path 2025 strategic plan, which calls for commercial and transportation upgrades and modernization over the next decade, Dumas said. Pacific Northwest Marina Group has said its $9-million investment into the downtown marina will provide vital upgrades to the aging 4.5-hectare marina, which would include replacing creosote piling with steel piles and wood floats with concrete finger slips, a second walkway on the water and a venue for seasonal events.
The company has stated that the change will increase public and recreational boater access, and up moorage capacity by 40 per cent. “It’s going to be brand new and very high tech and environmentally friendly,” Dumas said. “There’s going to be a stronger economic impact because there’s going to be more activity in that area … That means there’s going to be more opportunities.” Those words hold little assurance for Michelle Corfield, spokeswoman of a Nanaimo coalition of citizens concerned about privatization of the harbour. The coalition has been supported by local residents and marina stakeholders such as commercial fishermen, Protection Island residents and Snuneymuxw First Nation members. ◆ See ‘COALITION’ /5
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paign we’ve participated in. It’s our chance, first of all, to give back to a charity. It’s also an opportunity for our businesses to create some traffic at a slow period of time.” All sweaters collected will be donated to the Nanaimo Women’s Resource Centre and the Nanaimo Men’s Resource Centre. If all of the participating businesses collect at least a dozen sweaters, Hostetter said the association should have more than 200 to donate. Provincewide, the goal is to collect about 2,700 sweaters. She said businesses will start collecting the sweaters today (Jan. 26) and will turn down the heat the following week.
A draft plan to guide the development and growth of Cedar’s main corridor will be up for review this Tuesday. Based on the results of a community design charrette held last January, the draft Cedar Main Street Village Plan, compiled by the Regional District of Nanaimo, is a 67-page document which outlines and provide options for creating a compact, walkable community in the heart of Cedar. “The plan on Cedar main street is to try and develop a plan to give a focus point to the rural village centre,” said Alec McPherson, regional director for Area A. The area consists of approximately 20.3 hectares, with a focus on Cedar Road between MacMillan Road and Hemer Road. The plan contains various options for land use, such as mixed residential and commercial buildings, and proposed trails. “The idea is not to just densify, but to restore commercial space that was taken,” McPherson said. “At the same time you need to have some method of developing that customer base so that commercial will want to situate itself there.” Other design options in the plan include the installation of an entry monument, establishing an alternate route around Cedar’s main street, and roundabouts to help increase safety and deter excessive speed, which is an ongoing issue, McPherson said. “Police could be there every day and ticket almost every person that goes along that road,” he said. McPherson said it is important to remember the plan is long term and major changes will not come overnight. Once finalized, the plan will take a number of years to implement, he said. He said a couple of things are also pivotal to its implementation, such as the guaranteed provision of water and sewer services. In addition, the RDN has asked the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development for the authority to design, construct and maintain within the highway right away. A decision on that is expected in the next few months, he said. “Then we can put in not just sidewalks within the village, but ultimately we should be able to have a separated pathway in the rural areas that would allow people to walk or cycle into the village,” McPherson said. “I see young women now with strollers on the rural roads, and it makes me cringe when I go by.” Public participation in the Cedar main street plan process is encouraged. Members of the public are welcome to attend the Cedar Main Street Design Project Citizen’s Advisory Group meeting Tuesday (Jan. 29), at 7 p.m. in the Cedar Heritage Centre, 1644 MacMillan Rd. Residents can also view the plan on the RDN website and submit their comments to cedar firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Nanaimo education officials said they were surprised to learn this week of the province’s proposed bargaining framework for teachers and have concerns about various aspects of it. Premier Christy Clark and Education Minister Don McRae unveiled the proposal Thursday, which calls for a series of changes to achieve labour peace and long-term stability to the public education system through a 10-year agreement with teachers. The proposed framework calls for indexing public school teacher salary increases to an average of increases given to other public sector employees and creation of an education policy council with representatives from government, the B.C. Teachers’ Federation and the B.C. School Trustees Association to advise government on policy priorities and allocating a $100-million “priority education investment fund” – available in the third year of the agreement to address education priorities. Clark said the goal of the 10-year agreement is to give Grade 2 students a chance to go through their entire school career without a disruption. Justin Green, president of the Nanaimo District Teachers’ Association, questions the timing of the announcement because the teachers’ federation and the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association have been working on a new bargaining structure, with the BCTF representative assembly meeting in Vancouver this weekend to discuss and possibly ratify the agreement in principal. “Then this came out,” he said. Green said the proposal takes bargaining rights away from the union in that wages would be subject to what other public sector groups get, not negotiated, and there is no indication it would include giving teachers the right to bargain working conditions such as limits on class size and the number of special needs students in each class – a key issue for the union and one the BCTF fought a long court battle over. McRae said provincial legislation allows for these issues to be negotiated and this confusion reinforces how important it is for the parties to sit down together. Jamie Brennan, Nanaimo school board chairman and a member of the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association’s representative council, said the announcement caught him off guard since he was also in Vancouver discussing the agreement in principal between employers and the union. “It’s like we have two parallel universes at work here,” he said. “Here we are talking about guiding principles in bargaining … and we may be moot.” Brennan is also worried the duties of the province’s proposed education policy council could overlap with the authority of local school boards. email@example.com
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Businesses collect sweaters BY JENN M C GARRIGLE THE NEWS BULLETIN
Downtown Nanaimo businesses are dialing down the heat while collecting sweaters to donate to local charities. The Downtown Nanaimo Business Improvement Association is joining about 20 other communities participating in the inaugural Turn Down the Heat Week Feb. 2-9, an environmental and charitable initiative presented by Business Improvement Areas of B.C. in collaboration with FortisBC. “The idea is wear a sweater, give a sweater, turn down the heat,” said Corry Hostetter, DNBIA general manager. “It’s the first provincewide cam-
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Lantzville councillor withdraws motion to investigate colleague Lantzville Coun. Jennifer Millbank has withdrawn her notice of motion calling for an investigation of fellow councillor Brian Dempseyâ€™s tree farm. A news release sent out by the district Thursday cited the need for a structured policy on bylaw enforcement as the motivation behind the dispute resolution. At the districtâ€™s Jan. 14 council meeting, Millbank served the notice of motion, stating that Dempseyâ€™s Christmas tree farm was posing a possible breach of Bylaw 60, which does not permit the sale of agricultural material on residential land. Following a meeting held between Dempsey, Millbank and Lantzville Mayor Jack de Jong on Wednesday, the councillors agreed to settle the dispute in favour of approaching council to amend the portion of the bylaw related to existing home-based businesses to
accommodate small farm operations. The amendments would also include provisions for operators to be considerate, and maintain good practices and neighbour relations. â€œA narrow interpretation of the zoning bylaw would indicate that everyone in the community that has or is growing vegetables, fruit trees, etc., and markets these products may be contravening the bylaw. However, Lantzville has a long and rich agricultural heritage and has rarely, if ever, needed to enforce this particular portion of the zoning bylaw,â€? states the news release. â€œIn fact, small time farming has been encouraged as demonstrated by the recently opened Lantzville Farmers Market.â€? The regularly scheduled Lantzville council meeting on Monday (Jan. 28) has been cancelled due to limited items on the agenda. The next council meeting is Feb. 18.
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Coalition critical of choice of private company ◆ From /1 before putting it out to Protection Island tender. residents asked for “We’re also exploring reassurance of con- all legal options availtinued access to the able to all stakeholdboat basin, while the ers,” Corfield said. commercial fishers While several say they will changes not be able have been to afford the put forth, cost of priCorfield vate moorsaid the a g e. T hey changes are also do nothing concer ned to address that offloadtheir coning facilicerns. ties will be “ I d o n’ t m o ve d t o think any the Assemstakeholder bly Wharf, will agree where there that the BERNIE DUMAS will be no port authoraccess to a crane. ity has listened or According to infor- accommodated their mation provided by interests,” she said. Corfield, there are “You can’t alienate or about 40 commercial ignore every stakefishing boats that use holder that utilizes the Nanaimo har- the harbour, you have bour and another 30 to meet the needs of that moor elsewhere. those who utilize the Additionally, there is space.” a large transient comDumas said he is ponent that offload, concerned that there stage or re-supply in is misinfor mation Nanaimo. Approxi- being circulated in mately 300 Nanaimo the public. He said residents work full- that the port handles a time as commercial large number of lease fishers, Corfield said. arrangements in the Snuneymuxw First harbour each year Nation also expressed and because PNMG concern over a lack approached them for of consultation in the a lease contract, the marina development port authority does process, despite the not have to go through fact that they hold sig- the request for proposnificant rights to the als process. land and fishery under He said the port has the Douglas Treaty. met with Protection Corfield said First Island residents sevNations communities eral times in the past in B.C. are heavily few months. reliant on the marine “The design of the environment for the m a r i n a h a s b e e n production and dis- changed a couple of semination of their times from the original traditional food needs, concept to cover their and that their access needs, and that had to is protected under the do with the ferry locaConstitution. tion and it also has to In addition to those do with a number of issues, members of 20-foot slips for that the coalition have type of boat,” he said. criticized the port He said the only conauthority for choos- cern he is aware of is ing a private company that Protection Island to manage what they residents are seeking see as a public asset a longer term moorage
for their vessels. “Moorage slips in marinas are done on a yearly basis, they’re not something that marinas do for long term,” Dumas said. “This seems to be a problem for Protection Island – they want to ensure that they have access throughout the [30-year] lease. “The spirit of the arrangement we have with Pacific Northwest is catering, to some aspect, to Protection Island people and I don’t think they have to worry about things being changed down the road,” he said, adding, “the lease agreement ... will have some language in there that any major changes to
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Cost of drunk drivingg shifted When B.C. launched Canada’s toughest drinking and driving laws in 2010, not everyone embraced the initiative with open arms. A year after police were given powers to suspend a licence for 90 days on the spot and impound the vehicle for 30 days, a judge ruled the laws went too far and violated the Charter of Rights. Last May, the provincial government eased up on those regulations, slightly, and gave people a better chance to fight what are significant financial penalties. The Office of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles is reviewing 1,200 cases of people caught under the immediate roadside prohibition (IRP) system prior to the laws being thrown out in 2011. But for everyone else, the tough rules are the law of the land. All told, the fines and fees add up to about $4,040. An IRP appears punitive on the driver, and to a large degree it is. But the crux of the system, besides acting as a deterrent, is that it removes drinking and driving from the criminal justice system. Instead of criminal cases gumming up the court system and costing taxpayers money, the financial burden has been downloaded to the accused drunk driver. Being criminally prosecuted for drinking and driving certainly comes with financial penalties, the potential for jail time and a criminal record, but due to the overwhelming caseloads in many jurisdictions, there is always a chance the case could eventually be thrown out of court due to a lack of a speedy trial. The IRP process, “immediate” being the key word, provides a summary punishment and puts the onus on the accused drunk driver to appeal the fines and penalties. The pendulum of law, it seems, has distinctly swung to the side of law and order rather than the assumption of innocence, in terms of drinking and driving. Statistics over the past decade show that drivers in B.C. weren’t getting the message. Perhaps they will now. 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
Nothing fishy about this tiger tale Returning home after two weeks for the shots just the same. of family vacation in Mexico’s I wandered into the store, thinkRiviera Maya left me with no ing it was no life for the monkey doubt why Canada is referred to as even though I realized people have the Great White North. to make a living. Even if it is B.C.’s southwest But when I came upon another coast and these days the only part vendor offering the same photo of the country above freezing, it’s services with a white tiger cub damn cold when you leave blue and a jaguar cub, I was really skies, blue Caribbean waters, turned off. It was nothing short white sand, tropical of abuse of the two cats breezes and 28 C for that deserved to grow up SATURDAY -1 C, fog and the grey free, roaming a jungle. REFLECTION waters of Georgia A tourist was attemptStrait. ing to get the jaguar Chris Hamlyn However, there’s no onto his lap for a photo, Assistant Editor place like home, and and as the cat squirmed after 16 days away, the handler tried to counting travel, we calm it. In doing so, he were ready to come dropped the leash that back to reality. was attached to the tiger It was nice while it and it promptly bolted lasted, and provided a directly toward us. couple of incidents for My wife smartly column fodder even jumped out of the way, though I did my best to not think but figuring I could control this about work. white ball of albeit big fluff, I But, when someone asks how reached for the leash as the tiger was my holiday and I can reply went past my leg. Feeling a tug – “Great, I got bit by a tiger, went on the leash, the cat stopped, nearly nose-to-nose with a barwrapped one paw around my leg racuda and there was a midnight and latched onto my calf with its fight in the plaza bar.” – it does mouth. deserve some explanation. I, in turn, moved equally as fast The tiger bite came about durand escaped with little more than ing a stroll down Fifth Avenue in a couple of pressure marks, but Playa Del Carmen when a vendor can honestly say I survived a tiger approached us with a tiny monattack. key in the palm of his hand. The barracuda sighting came For $10, my daughter could on a snorkeling trip to Akumal take a picture of the monkey on Beach where we expected to see her son’s head. At two-years-old, nothing but turtles. Nathan was a little unsure about But on our return to the boat the photo shoot, but posed bravely we rented, the big fish was gently
floating under the vessel, clearly as interested in us as we were in it. It wasn’t aggressive and I got within a couple metres with the underwater camera. It was big, impressive and dangerous looking, but certainly not what one thinks when you hear the word “barracuda.” The fight in the plaza bar, however, was exactly what one would think when two guests consume too much alcohol and develop an attitude because they were taller than most of the people around them. I don’t mean to imply the fight was a highlight of our trip, but an opportunity to tip my hat to the staff of the Viva Wyndham Azteca resort, who handled the situation in a professional manner, trying their best to defuse the situation. It was quite clear the men were used to getting their way through violence and intimidation, but they grossly underestimated the staff and security who quickly had them on the ground in wrist locks once punches started to fly. The guests in the bar, who up until then were enjoying a fun time, erupted into applause when the police arrived and took the two away in handcuffs to spend the night in a very different allinclusive accommodation. All that excitement occurred in the first four days of the trip and we had to, after that, find our fun in the sun, sand and surf. It wasn't hard to do and it was a vacation none of us will soon forget. firstname.lastname@example.org
Seizure of drugs won’t have impact on supply of product To the Editor, Re: Police seize cocaine, cash in drug arrest, Jan 17. The recent seizure of drugs and weapons by Nanaimo RCMP does nothing to disrupt supply and won’t prevent more illicit drugs from entering the city. The largest drug seizure in Canadian history took place in 2000 when 100 kilograms of heroin was confiscated in Vancouver’s port. Subsequent research published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal in 2003 showed that contrary to law enforcement predictions, the price of heroin actually dropped in Vancouver. A seizure of this magnitude had no impact on supply. Furthermore, the B.C. Coroner reported the number of deaths attributable to heroin overdoses increased three months after the bust. As a former correctional officer in a maximum security prison, I witnessed drug use and near-fatal drug overdoses in the most restrictive environment which the law allowed. It’s hardly surprising that drug trafficking flourishes in open society where our misguided laws created and now sustain a black market. The utter failure of Canada’s drug prohibitionist policies to support health and safety is painfully repeated by the federal government’s willful blindness to decades of impartial research. It is prohibition and not the drugs themselves which place the police and public at risk. If we want to stop people from using deadly drugs, we should heed the successful regulatory and educational efforts by Health Canada to convince young people not to smoke tobacco. A much smaller proportion of youth are smoking today than 30 years ago – all without putting a single person in jail. John Anderson Law Enforcement Against Prohibition Nanaimo
First Nations have benefitted To the Editor, Re: Idle No More protest set for Maffeo Sutton, Jan. 8. We hear mostly about the sore plight of the First Nations. On the other hand, they have received considerable benefits from their colonizers. Among these benefits are things like hospitals, schools, buses, trains, cars, good roads, libraries, churches, housing, theatres, shops, sports places, the use of our widespread language, etc. Compared to the billions of Third and Second World citizens, our aboriginals are very well off. Ralph Forshaw Nanaimo
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Analogy works for climate change To the Editor, Re: True science on climate change is never settled, Letters, Jan. 17. Randy O’Donnell raises many points in his letter challenging my views and approach, but I will limit myself to one: “Equating atmospheric warming with that of a car in the hot sun is just absurd reductionism.” Analogies are sometimes lost on people. So here’s how this one works: Window glass is usually composed of silicon and oxygen. Our atmosphere is principally made up of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen. Radiant heat travels through each in similar ways. Both our atmosphere and window glass allow visible light and the intense near-infrared
heat of the sun to easily pass through, but both absorb more of the cooler heat of far-infrared heat emitting from the surfaces of our planet, the car and building interior. This is how our atmosphere traps enough of the sun’s heat to maintain life, but how window glass of a small contained space, like an automobile, can overheat its occupants. It has been proven that the more carbon we pump into the atmosphere the more our planet traps heat and acts like that car sitting in the summer sun. Thus, while the atmosphere and window glass are not the same, the analogy works. Similarly, I realize all of us have our “lenses” that
only allow certain viewpoints to filter through. Some deny climate change and others deny, say, societal decay. Most of us, though, wish to live in a climate of peace and safety. Ian Gartshore Nanaimo
Global warming facts prove scary To the Editor, Re: True science on climate change is never settled, Letters, Jan 17. Too bad Randy O’Donnell doesn’t recall the famous line used by Jack Webb in the TV series Dragnet: “Just the facts.” I’d suggest he read and comprehend the following article from the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the real experts: http://ca.news. yahoo.com/blogs/geekquinox/september-2012-tiedwarmest-record-acrossglobe-173157042.html. It reads: “September 2012 also marks the 36th consecutive September and 331st consecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th century average.” That line alone should scare the bejesus out of anyone. Ronald Reagan said that a recession was when your neighbour lost his job and a depression was when you lost yours. I suspect O’Donnell will stop denying when cotton is growing in his yard. Grant Maxwell l Nanaimo
Readers respond: Feedback on news items Solutions available a to divert toilet cost To the Editor, Re: City aims to solve public urination with restroom, Jan. 17. In an 8-1 vote (Coun. Bill McKay opposed) council approved an expenditure of approximately $110,000 for a permanent toilet in Diana Krall Plaza. To this must be added an estimated $10,000 per year, every year, for operation and still more for asset management. It was briefly mentioned that the facility would be useful to tourists. But don’t we already have open facilities during the day in our downtown conference centre and our library, not to mention our downtown businesses during the day? And don’t our tourists from the cruise ships leave before sunset and those here for conferences have hotels and rooms to go to? Most of the discussion, quite appropriately, centred on the fact of the drunken habitués of our nightlife
who, after closing hours, are indiscriminate in selecting places to urinate or defecate in the downtown. Council has decided that: ◆ Rather than imposing fines to hire clean up services or build biffys, or imposing clean up sentences on the miscreants, we ask general taxpayers to cover the expense. ◆ Rather than asking those establishments which profit by filling their patrons to the point where they must evacuate indiscriminately to pay to handle the problem which they have, albeit indirectly, brought about, we call upon Nanaimo’s general taxpayers. ◆ Rather than calling upon the Downtown Nanaimo Business Improvement Association, which already receives more than $200,000 a year from general taxpayers and will directly benefit from the installation, we are told that it has other uses for its money. I, for one, am here to inform council that I, too, have other uses for my money.
I share Coun. McKay’s rage against a general taxpayer expenditure for which there are so many better suited alternatives. Ron Bolin Nanaimo
Recycling costs foisted on citizens To the Editor, Re: Recycling unlikely to save the world, Reporter’s Viewpoint, Jan. 22. I agree with Toby Gorman’s reasoning in the article. Change to shift all costs of blue box recycling from civic taxpayers to industry will only cost consumers and taxpayers more. Industry will pass it on and even profit by doing it. The sermon goes that by recycling, gathering kitchen waste, separating stuff in green, yellow, blue or rainbow coloured containers, we are doing something for the future generations and our world. However, it appears that we have unwillingly became part of a clever
arrangement. We pay for the stuff that we get to sort gratis for the recycling corporations. Then we also get to pay for transportation to recycling depot or corporations. All of this for the good cause of saving the world from pollution? One diaper at the time. I am paying for it but I am not buying it. Furthermore, are we not overlooking the fact that some of our actions are actually accelerating the arrival of the polluted future here? The city is paying premium dollars to a recycling corporation to accept the green bin contents, but since that particular “save the world” operation started, the most disgusting odours and air pollution from the Duke Point organic waste recycling and such operations has brought that distinctive and unique Third World slums stink to Cedar, Extension and South Nanaimo. Zlatko Zvekic Nanaimo
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onstruction trends swing like a pendulum in Nanaimo. Building will bow toward residential properties for a few years, then see-saw toward commercial projects for a period. Commercial construction is on the upswing since 2010 with most new projects filling niches in town rather than pushing new development out to the city’s boundaries and beyond. “What we’re seeing generally in the last couple of years in Nanaimo is a fairly strong commercial market with single family residential being relatively flat,” said Dale Lindsay, city manager of building inspections. Lindsay, who has observed the Nanaimo construction market for 18 years, said the situation is not unusual. “Historically Nanaimo has these pendulum swings where residential’s really hot and commercial’s cool, then commercial heats up and residential slows down,” he said. The value of commercial property building permits taken out in 2012 topped $46 million, nearly double the figure for 2010 – one of the highest years for annual commercial building permits on record. Permits for single- and multifamily units still make up the bulk of construction applications, but there have been few big subdivision projects in recent years. “It’s not like in the early ’90s where you’d have subdivisions with 200 lots,” Lindsay said. “Our subdivisions now are closer to six to 15 lots, but we’re still seeing a lot of growth in south Nanaimo. We’re also seeing a lot of in-fill projects.” Looking around town, one can’t
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Workers pump concrete into forms that will shape the walls and pillars of Port Place Shopping Centre’s second phase of construction currently re-shaping a section of downtown Nanaimo. Investment in commercial building continues throughout the city despite uncertain economic forecasts for the central Island.
help but notice plenty of signs advertising commercial space for rent or lease. With so much space already available why build more? Chris Erb, owner of SupErb Construction and chairman of the Vancouver Island Construction Association, said a big driver of commercial construction is low mortgage interest rates, but developers aren’t just building and hoping for buyers. “Most is site specific and most of it being built is for somebody,” he said. “There’s no stuff, in my opinion, being built on spec. It’s all owner-built.” Existing lease space on the other hand remains unattractive because of high commercial property taxes. Erb’s company recently looked
at the investment potential of a 930-square metre lease property, but decided property taxes, $3,000 per month, were too high. “In a lot of these cases when you’re dealing with that, that’s a huge component,” he said. Erb said changes to the building code for 2013 will add higher costs to new construction and skewed 2012 building permit figures. Doug Bromage, president of Insight Development, sees most current construction work in government and infrastructure projects, new and renovation commercial construction and affordable residential. He sees little market enthusiasm for large condominium/commercial projects – Insight’s Seawalk project has been on hold for several years – and homes priced above $450,000.
“As far as major projects, I still don’t seen any reason to be going ahead,” he said. “Inventory is still high, financing is still tough and there’s just not a market. People are just not into spending that kind of money right now.” Bromage also doesn’t foresee long-term sustainability for continued commercial construction unless Nanaimo gets a fresh influx of population. “It’s slow and steady, but there’s certainly no urgency,” he said. Bromage, like Erb, also said additional construction costs from the new building code – which might add several thousand dollars to the price of a new home – and the return to the provincial sales tax will hinder new construction. “If you’re in a price sensitive market already, these things keep
coming on and on and pretty soon the camel doesn’t get up – there are too many straws,” he said. One way to make money is to build as close as possible to the most customers. Canadian Tire is one retailer migrating toward high density populations. The company will open its largest store on the Island in Nanaimo North Town Centre in 2013. Several car dealerships on Bowen Road are renovating extensively, but staying put. “There are a lot of large format retailers that have seen the north end is fairly well serviced – and there’s starting to be more services in the south end – but in central Nanaimo, there was some opportunities there,” Lindsay said. Greenrock Industrial Business Park, where Country Grocer and TD Bank branch opened in 2012, formed a new commercial node on Bowen Road. The site serves an estimated 30,000 people living within a five-kilometre radius. Port Place Shopping Centre downtown continues its transformation. The mall’s second phase of construction is underway and the concrete is being poured for a two-storey home for commercial retail outlets. Pacific Station, built by Westmark Construction, started offering its first units in December. The complex of strata offices for professionals and retailers is expected to eventually form a community business node on Norwell Drive. “What we’ve discovered during the past year is the majority of investors are looking past the current economic situation in the country and saying, ‘Look, central Vancouver Island has a great future ahead of it and it’s a good time for us to be buying and positioning ourselves in the market’,” said Bob Moss, managing broker for DTZ Nanaimo. email@example.com
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he City of Nanaimo’s projects and programs that continue to lower its power bill and cost to the taxpayers are getting the nod from B.C. Hydro and the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians B.C. for. For nearly a decade, the city has installed LED traffic, street and building interior lights in steady moves away from less efficient incandescent and fluorescent lighting.
Water heating purification systems have been upgraded in Nanaimo’s public aquatic centres where ultra-violet water purification has replaced ozone purification which draws more power. It doesn’t take much to add up to big savings when one considers that in 2008 city facilities gobbled up just shy of 23.5 million kilowatt hours of electricity. Heating and moving large volumes of water and air is expensive. Nanaimo’s main recreation
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Bruce Joiner, city energy manager, displays variable speed water pumps used to transfer water through the heating system at the new city hall annex. The pumps cut energy consumption and costs by being able to slow down when demand for water is low.
If a small water turbine is installed at the facility it could produce an additional 450,000 kWh to power the system. “The other thing we’ve got going on is we’re actually
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May 9, 1921 - January 17, 2013 It is with heavy hearts and great sorrow that we announce the death of our beloved husband and father, Bruno Cosmacini, on Januaryy 17th at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 68 years, Margherita; daughter, Patricia; nieces, Stefania and Paola and families in Rome, Italy; Vera and families in Sydney, Australia; and numerous cousins in Canada, Italy, Australia and New Caledonia. A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 11:00 a.m. at St. Peterâ€™s Catholic Church, 301 Machleary Street, Nanaimo, B.C. with a tea in the church basement to follow.
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Betty Yon (nee Ganderton) May 10, 1928 â€“ January 16, 2013 Betty passed awa peacefully with her fami by her side at Nanaimo Regional Gener Hospital on January 16, 2013. Betty wa orn and raised in Nanaimo and proud of She lived life to the fullest and was alway helping others. Her beautiful smile, wit
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HOUSES FOR SALE
AGILE HOME REPAIR & Improvement. Fully insured, interior/exterior repairs and upgrades. Ian 250-714-8800. ALL TRADES- Home updates? Hardwood, Tile, Laminate, Kitchen & Bath Renos. All exterior Rooﬁng, 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
WOMEN’S ROBE, new medium lilac, $8. (250)753-0744.
Attention: Rooﬁng & Siding Installers
PHARMACIST CENTRAL DRUGS (locally owned & operated) requires a professional Pharmacist to join its team. We offer the chance to practice Pharmacy in a diverse, patient focused work environment. Great hours, as well as competitive wage and beneﬁts, compliment a supportive work environment. Reply in conﬁdence to File #345, c/o Nanaimo News Bulletin, 777 Poplar Ave, Nanaimo, V9S 2H7.
WE ARE CURRENTLY SEARCHING FOR:
Help Wanted LADYSMITH PRESS needs physically ﬁt individuals for their continually expanding collating department. Part time positions available 8 - 16 hrs/wk, $10.34/hr. Afternoon and graveyard shifts - must be available Wednesdays. Beneﬁts, proﬁt sharing and advancement opportunities. Please submit your resume between 9 am and 5 pm in person to: Ladysmith Press, 940 Oyster Bay Drive, Ladysmith BC or mail to: Ladysmith Press, PO Box 400, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A3. No phone calls please.
HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD
A REGULAR HVAC TRADES PLUMBER
UMAI SUSHI @ North Town Centre. Waitress (SIR required), Sushi Helper, Kitchen Helper. Drop Resume in person to (#106-1808 Bowen Rd.)
For more details about this job opportunity and how to apply, please visit our website at sd71.bc.ca and click on jobs. Note that only complete application packages received through the makeafuture.ca website no later than 13:00 hrs on the closing date will be considered. HAIRSTYLIST WANTED full time/part time for First Choice Hair Cutters in their Nanaimo location.Guaranteed $11/hour, 25% proﬁt sharing, paid overtime, beneﬁts, paid birthday, vacation pay, annual advanced training and advancement opportunities. Call 1866-472-4339 today for an interview.
Looking for a NEW job?
RENOVATE NOW! Expanding or Renovating your home/bathroom/ kitchen/basement? Rooﬁng & ﬁnish carpentry also available. No job too small. Free estimates. Insured
For more info link on the link: http://www.epicrooﬁng.ca /about-epic/careers.html
We would like to thank in advance all who apply, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.
School District 71 (Comox Valley) 607 Cumberland Road, Courtenay B.C. V9N 7G5
Calgary’s # 1 Exterior’s company will be in your area recruiting for the following positions: skilled Roofers, Siders, Eavestroughers, Foreman & sub crews . Our Rooﬁng & Exteriors Manager’s will be on the Island on Fri, Feb 1st and Sat, Feb 2nd. Please call Donavan at (587) 228-0473 to schedule a interview during those dates.
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
HOUSEKEEPING, CHILD CARE, PET CARE. Mature, qualiﬁed, exp. $15/hr. Call Maid Especially 250-758-2934 email@example.com
PIPE LAYERS req’d at Locar Industries. Min 5 yrs exp $20$25/hr depending on exp. beneﬁts package after 3 months. Local work. Fax resume to 250-751-3314
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
CLOCK & WATCH REPAIRS 3rd generation watch maker. Antique & grandfather clock specialist. Call (250)618-2962.
COMPUTER SERVICES COMPUTER PRO.$30 service call. Mobile Certiﬁed Computer Tech. Virus removal. Seniors discount. 250-802-1187. U-NEED-A-NERD Friendly onsite professional computer, website and design services. Jason is BACK! 250-585-8160 or visit: jasonseale.com
Western Forest Products Inc. is an integrated Canadian forest products company located on Vancouver Island that is committed to the safety of our employees, the culture of performance and the discipline to achieve results. We currently have the following openings:
Certified Millwrights Millwrights/Apprentices Planer Supervisor Certified Circular Saw Filer Administrative Assistant Heavy Duty Mechanic Detailed job postings can be viewed at
http://www.westernforest.com/building-value/our-people-employment/careers p // / g / p p py / WFP offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package. If you believe that you have the skills and qualifications that we are looking for, please reply in confidence to:
Human Resource Department Facsimile: 1.866.840.9611 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest ﬁrewood producer offers ﬁrewood 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
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
TREE PRUNING HEDGE/SHRUB MAINTENANCE Call the qualiﬁed specialist... certiﬁed Garden Designer/Arborist
Ivan 250-758-0371 www.eucalyptusdesign.ca
HANDYPERSONS OLD FASHIONED HANDYMAN Drywall, tile, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting. Quality work. No HST. Reasonable prices. 250-616-9095.
HAULING AND SALVAGE FREE QUOTES: Same Day Rubbish, Pruning, Moving, Deliveries. Jason 250-668-6851 JUNK TO THE DUMP. Jobs Big or small, I haul it all! I recycle & donate any useable items to local charities. Call Sean, 250-741-1159.
DUNCAN, 2 bed, 2 bath adult Condo, #3-370 Cairnsmore St. Level entry, patio, small pet ok. Newly reno’d. $146,000. (250)597-8070 LUXURY Condo in Abbotsford..14th Floor. Wrap around South E/W view spans 270*. 3 BR. 3 Bath. 3 Balc 2475 Sq.Ft. spacious Beauty PH style. CM78CM78@gmail.com, 604-807-5341- $589,000
OCEANFRONT 2 BDRM + DEN on Parksville Beach. $1500/mo. Furnished. 1yr Lease. Ref req. No Pets, N/S. email@example.com
FOR SALE BY OWNER
WOODEN TABLE, apt-sized, round, golden tone with 2 matching chairs, as new, $275. (250)752-1304.
MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 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
LEMON TREE Housekeeping & Handyman. Home and ofﬁce + sml repairs. (250)716-0551.
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FIREWOOD, seasoned, $60 1/3 cord, delivered & stacked. 754-7265 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
EMERALD MAID SERVICE Residential/Commercial. Best Cleaning on the Island Guaranteed! 250-327-1864
GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com
4-WHEEL SCOOTER Fortress 2000 series, complete with canopy & basket. Blue, very good condition $1500. obo. (250)740-2763.
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
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 (ﬁrm). New cost was $399. (250)729-9978
BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY home in Boat Harbour area. A private natural, peaceful setting on 2.2 acres, bordering a creek and pond. Open ﬂoor plan, vaulted ceilings. 2baths, 3bdrms, den, spacious decks, partial bsmnt, shop, RV prkng. $529,000. (250)722-2394
COOKING WOODSTOVE, Good for Cabin or home antique. Must see, Sacriﬁce $500. Also Regular wood stove, glass door, $250.00. Call 250-248-2747
PLUMBING RETIRED PLUMBER Journeyman. Repairs & renovations. Call (250)390-1982.
COURTENAY: WELL maintained 3 bed, 1.5 ba. New roof, G/H, f/p, w/s, garage, green house, fenced yrd. Close to park, suite potential. $249,900. 1-250-338-5479 (780 19th St).
40 years Experience
Reno Windows, Failed Sealed Units, Retractable & Residential Screens ~ Free Estimates Guaranteed Workmanship
GREENHOUSE FOR XMAS Also garden sheds, gazebos, pergolas, studios & storage solutions. Call 250-951-0855
HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?
PET CARE SERVICES
CAT SITTING in my home. No cages. 7day to long term stay. Limited space. 250-740-5554
Diamond Laps, Slab Saws, Plus Rocks and Slabs Too much to list! Will sell entire lot! or separately
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE FRIENDLY FRANK 2 BROWN leather chairs, both recline, both have ottomans. $99. (250)751-8820. BABY CRIB with mattress, perfect condition, $99. Call (250)756-4190. DANBY DEHUMIDIFIER (Millennium), good working order, $95. Call (250)741-4422. HOGAN GOLF club irons, 3TW, graphite regular, $75. Call (250)758-1572. KAHRU CROSS Country snow skis & size 9 shoes. Includes poles. Excellent cond. (250)758-8145 SAMSUNG CELLPHONE GTS5830D Galaxy Ace (android), almost new. $99 obo. (250)802-8240 SAMSUNG COMPUTER 19” ﬂat screen, working & good cond. $40. 1 (250)390-9235
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
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. SHOPRIDER4 WHEEL scooter, never used, brand new condition, ﬁts in trunk of car. $900. obo. Call (250)729-0880. 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.
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS VIOLIN SALE for Adults & children. Also, Cellos. Both very, very nice. Please call (250)701-2035.
SPACIOUS SINGLE family N. Nanaimo 3bdrm, 2bath, open ﬂoor plan, family room. Updated kitch & bath, soaker tub, new roof. Near bus, ammen’s. $280,000. 250-756-3593
543 SEAWARD Way, Qualicum Beach, Almost 1400 sq.ft.,2 bdrm, 2 bath, 2 blocks to ocean. Bare land strata. Completely updated, Granite Countertops, Guest Ensuite, H/W ﬂoors & much more. On site RV Parking Avail. Priced to sell. $345,900.00, Call Daniel at 250-752-5780. 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 email@example.com
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.
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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Saturday, January 26, 2013
HOMES FOR RENT
RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE
WE BUY HOUSES
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.
LARGE, RENO’D top ﬂoor executive, ocean view, close to beach. 1bdrm +den, family, living & dining area. W/D. N/P, N/S. $1,350 incl. all utils. Avail immed. 1 (250)268-3464 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.WELLINGTON AREA New upper 1bdrm + lower 1bdrm. Each with W/D, F/S, DW, Microwave. $750/mo each. N/S, N/P. Refs & DD required. (250)755-1539 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.
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.
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.
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!
Call: 1-250-616-9053 www.webuyhomesbc.com
MOBILE HOMES & PARKS
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. 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.
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.
PARKSVILLE, 2007, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Patio Home. 1426 sq.ft., Large yard & patio. #6 - 161 Shelly Rd. (Estuary Place). Call 250-951-0839
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.
WANT TO GET NOTICED? Prime retail/ofﬁce 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 ﬂooring, A/C
UNIVERSITY AREA. 1 Bdrm Apt, $650 mo + hydro, avail now, small building, cat considered. Steve 250-667-3009.
HAREWOOD: 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. Call (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.
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. QUARTERWAY AREA- quiet, clean 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, fresh paint, 4 appls, hrdwood ﬂrs, near golf course & schools, sundeck, fenced yrd, storage. NS/NP. Refs req’d. $1100 mo. Avail now. 250-758-9548.
MISCELLANEOUS FOR RENT
ROOMS FOR RENT
Quiet building with security cameras. Free storage & parking. New balcony & paint. Available Now & Feb. 1 From $575 - $770.
WALK TO University, 2 bdrm, utils incld, W/D, N/S, N/P, $925 mo. 250-729-5807 or 250-618-3929.
SUITES, UPPER 359 APPLEWOOD Crescent3 bdrm, 2 bath, $1095. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com
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.
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
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HOMES FOR RENT 1675 KING JOHN Way- 3 bdrms, 3 bath, $1875. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 2959 NEYLAND Rd- 4 bdrms, 2.5 bath, $1675. Call 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 LAKE COWICHAN- 2 storey house on large lot, 3 bdrms up, studio & family rm downstairs, 2100sq ft, W/D, 1.5 bath, NS/NP. Available Feb 1. $1100. (604)715-3535. firstname.lastname@example.org
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310-3535 1997 CLASS C 24’ Slumber Queen, great ﬂoor plan, 109,000km, new tires, NP/NS. Well maintained, kept under cover, set up to tow. $16,500. Call for info; (250)746-7808
SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES
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
50/50 DRAW LAUNCHED!
855 HOWARD- 2 bdrms, $850. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com
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
DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals
1-800-961-7022 CARS 1988 CHEVY Caprice Classic, low mileage, 1 owner. $2250. Glass top Kenmore stove, white, $225. Both very nice. Please call (250)701-2035. 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 ﬁrm. 250-755-5191.
NANAIMO ANAIMO NORTH 50/50 0/ 0 TICKETS TICKET $
Tickets on sale at Country Grocer in Nanaimo Draw 7 7:30 pm Tuesday, March 19th at the Old City Station Pub at The Rotary North Beer & Burger event.
#2-3231 Lauren Mary Place- 3 bdrm, 2 bath, $1000. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com
SUITES, LOWER 1091 SILVER Mountain Drive1 bdrm, $675 inclds hydro. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 1BDRM, PRIVATE entry, W/D, quiet Hammond Bay neighborhood, ocean view. N/P, N/S.$700. (250)585-4588 931 SPRING- 1 bdrm, $650 inclds hydro. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com CEDAR: 10 min drive to Nanaimo and VIU. Fully furnished ground level 2 bdrm suite, 4 appl’s. Short term lease avail. NP/NS, seniors friendly. Call (250)722-7273. 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. CINNABAR 1BDRM: Newly reno’d, shared lndry, private entry, prkng, backs on green space. $750 incl. hydro/cable/ internet/phone/HW. Avail. Feb 1st. (250)741-8849 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 NANAIMO- 1 BDRM suite, self-contained, $600. Call 250-716-6811, 250-753-4749. NANAIMO (near VIU) 1 bdrm grnd level, priv. entr. NP/NS. (250)591-8339,(250)751-4791. NANAIMO (Saltwood Dr)smaller 2 bdrm bsmt suite, inclds hyrdo, F/S, W/D. No smoking inside, N/P. $795. Avail Feb 1. (250)739-1071.
ADORABLE 2-BDRM English ﬂat. near VIU. Inclds wi-ﬁ & utils. $750./mo (250)754-9774
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SHARED ACCOMMODATION DEPARTURE BAY, lrg room; shared kitchen, bath, laundry. Cable, hydro, prkg incl. N/S Close to bus. $500/mo. (250)760-0842 Avail. Feb 1st 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.
1 & 2 BDRM (Hospital Area)
1360 GRAHAM Cres- 1 bdrm, $650 & 750. Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 205-99 CHAPEL Street- 1 bdrm, $875. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 3-1691 & 3-1695 Boundary Ave- 2 bdrm, $650. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 3185 BARONS Rd- 1 & 2 bdrms, $695 & $750. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 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 Ave1 & 2 bdrms, $625 & $750. Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 430 STEWART- 1 bdrm, $650. Call Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 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 ﬂr 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 ﬂoor $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 NANAIMO- LRG, quiet, 2nd ﬂr, 2 bdrm, W/D, 55+, $825 inclds heat & parking. 1 blk to shops/transit. 250-616-2513.
N. NANAIMO, off Rutherford. 2-bdrm, Priv entrance, 5 appl’s, gas F/P. Utils incl’d, full Shaw package. Very spacious & bright. NS/NP. Ref’s req’d. $1000. (250)585-1884.
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1991 PLYMOUTH Voyager, runs well, $800. ﬁrm. Please call (250)710-6568 or (250)743-6543. 2001 CHEVY 3/4 Ton Van, low mileage, good shape. $3,500. Phone (250)714-2804
HOT DOG EVENTS • Nanaimo North Rotary will be serving hot dogs and selling 50/50 tickets at the Chase River Country Grocer on Saturday, February 2 and at the Bowen Road Country Grocer on Saturday, February 23 from 11:00 to 3:00 p.m. • Hot dogs will be available by donation and the donations will be used to purchase 50/50 tickets in the name of local charities and community organizations.
Tickets or more info can be requested at
BC Gaming License #48868
Rotary Club of Nanaimo North District 5020 British Columbia Canada Service Above Self
2006 DODGE Caravan, 7 passenger, runs well, 41,000 kms, $3950 obo. Call (250)618-6800.
Mail: P.O. Box 223, Nanaimo BC, V9R 5K9
Make some noise against bullying on Pink Shirt Day February 27th…
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 certiﬁed wood stove and skirting. Instant cabin, has been lived in for 3 years. Cheap Living, All $12,500.00 Call 250-248-2747
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2003 REXAIR CLASS A, 29 ft motor home. Excellent condition. Low mileage. Unique kitchen w/Corian countertops, Garage kept. Tow package & generator, N/P/N/S. $44,900. (250) 746-7808
2013 PRESENTED BY:
2006 20’ Adventure 80,000k. Immaculate condition, lot’s of extras. $30,000 O.B.O Please call 250-338-8206
at the early bird price of $6.00, but only until January 30th
Nanaimo News Bulletin Saturday, January 26, 2013
Nanaimo clips divisional foe Inbrief I
United facing first-place team
CITY’S JR. A hockey team defeats Alberni Valley by 3-1 score.
Nanaimo United thinks it can run with any of the top teams in Div. 1, and tonight (Jan. 26) the city’s soccer team will get its chance. United hosts Cowichan FC in Vancouver Island Soccer League Div. 1 action at Merle Logan FIeld. United (9-5-1) is coming off a 2-0 shutout over Castaways, whereas Cowichan (12-1-1) tied 0-0 with last-placed Saltspring FC last weekend. Tonight’s match is at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
BY GREG SAKAKI THE NEWS BULLETIN
The Nanaimo Clippers bested a divisional foe, and will now try to build on the win. The city’s B.C. Hockey League team defeated the Alberni Valley Bulldogs by a 3-1 score on Wednesday night at Frank Crane Arena. Nanaimo got two goals in a two-minute span late in the first period from Trevor Fitzgerald and Kyle Kramer and goaltender Derek Dun calmly kept the Bulldogs from getting back in the game. Alberni outshot Nanaimo by a 42-36 margin but Clippers players made sure that the majority of those shots were from the outside. “After that, we lifted sticks, took the body and minimized the [scoring chances] that they got,” said Mason Mitchell, Clippers forward. The Bulldogs made it 2-1 midway through the second period on a tipped point shot, but less than two minutes later Mitchell restored his team’s two-goal margin when he got free on a breakaway and put the puck, the opposing goalie and himself in the net. Coach Mike Vandekamp said his players were responsible in their own end but at the other end of the ice, on the forecheck, they were perhaps not as aggres-
Buccaneers win 6-5 in shootout
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Alberni Valley Bulldogs player Eric Walker, left, vies for the puck with Nanaimo Clippers opponent Greg Fraser during Wednesday night’s B.C. Hockey League game at Frank Crane Arena. The home team won 3-1.
sive as he would have liked. “I thought we sat back a little bit more than we wanted to which allowed [the Bulldogs] to mount a little bit of an attack,” he said. Still, the win had the Clippers talking about momentum and
confidence as they prepared for two more home games this weekend. “There’s lots of things we can address, and play better…” Vandekamp said. “And I think we will.”
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Ice sheets heating up, figuratively, at city’s curling centre The past month has been a busy one at the Nanaimo Curling Centre on Wall Street. Local leagues are moving into the final third of their season, while bonspiel and playdown action is quickly heating up. This week we’ll look at the senior men’s division of local curling… The middle of this month was highlighted by the annual Wine Works Interclub open bonspiel, involving members of the CIBC Wood Gundy senior mens’ and senior women’s leagues. A total of 22 teams took part this year, with those teams formed by drawing names from a hat. Organizers of the bonspiel were senior men’s vice president Gord Borbandy and members of the league executive at the club.
of Gerry Adams, Joe Bewley and The result was entertaining and Bob Saunders. evenly-matched competition durThe B event final resulted in ing the two-day bonspiel. In the a 7-3 decision for the squad of final of A event, undefeated teams Brian Scorer, Bernie skipped by Bob FrankWaatainen, Gary lin and Tom Renton THORPE Schenk and Jim Cox faced each other. In the REPORT over skip Val Fenton end it was Franklin and his team of Merv who prevailed with a 6-2 Ian Thorpe Osler, Karen Hungar victory, perhaps buoyed Columnist and Madeline Riley. by an impressive comeEarning third in B from-behind win in was Russ Chase along the semifinal contest. with Harry Whittam, Others on the winning Jim Sharpe and Barry team were Kyle Clifford, second Wally Funk Marklinger. and lead Jay Belinski. It was an 8-4 victory Backing Renton on the in the bonspiel’s C runner-up team were event final for the team Nori Nishio, Norma Bewley and skipped by Bob Davies over that headed by Ron Kaneen. Curling Graham Ramsay. Third place in A event went to with Davies were Vic Brice, Doug skip Denis Heppelle and his team DuFeu and Burnie Smith. Others
on the Kaneen squad were Fred Carter, Roy Richmond and Don Fraser. Skip Jill McGlenen and her team of Lloyd Learmonth, Grant Coghill and Chuck Rogerson took third in C event. This weekend, the Nanaimo Curling Centre is hosting the provincial wheelchair curling championships. Nanaimo’s Corinne Jensen and Ellis Tull are co-chairs for the event and are also players on one of the teams involved. Draw times are 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. today (Jan. 26) and Sunday, with spectators welcome. Whatever your sport, a reminder in closing to play your hardest, play fair, and show good sportsmanship. ◆ Ian Thorpe writes about sports Saturdays.
The game itself was a bit of a shootout, and then it got decided by a shootout. The Nanaimo Buccaneers outscored the Campbell River Storm and won 6-5 on Thursday night in Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League action at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. Will McNamara and Beau Blanaru scored in the shootout and Noah Russi, Dan Foglietta, Lee Orpen, Johnathan Speer and McNamara tallied in regulation. Cam Large was the winning goalie. For the full story, visit www.nanaimobulletin. com/sports. The Bucs played at Peninsula Friday after press time and visit the Victoria Cougars on Sunday.
Silvertips play against rivals The North Island Silvertips have been away from their home rink for some time, and they’re marking their return with a big game. Nanaimo’s B.C. Major Midget League hockey team hosts the South Island Royals today (Jan. 26) at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. The ’Tips (6-18-4) are one placing behind the Royals (9-14-5) in the BCMML standings. Today’s game is at 5:15 p.m. and tomorrow the teams play a rematch in Victoria.
Saturday, January 26, 2013 Nanaimo News Bulletin
Focus on health to help ward off cold and flu season HAND WASHING and vaccines important to decreasing effects of viruses, says health official.
BY NIOMI PEARSON THE NEWS BULLETIN
There are very few things in this world that are certain, but during the winter months you can always count on the cold and flu season to dampen what is already a dreary time of year. It may seem like an odd suggestion, but sometimes the best remedy for staying healthy in these difficult times is simply being healthy. “It turns out our immune system is very much like our muscles, the more we use them, the fitter the immune system becomes,” said Paul Hasselback, medical health officer for the Vancouver Island
to when someone changes their hair colour – most people will recognize a cold or influenza when it presents Health Authority. itself, despite that During a time when there are slightly travelling halfway minor changes in the across the world can genetic structure that take merely hours, make it different. our immune systems “Viruses survive are being exposed to because of the fact many more viruses that they change – if and bugs than we all became immu ever before, immune to av transmitvirus, it w ted in the wouldn’t Healthy hy Yo You b simplest be able tto surof ways A two-part feature v such as vive,” he on fitness and sa handling said. “It dep money, depends nutrition up pon the fact turning a upon that it ch doorknob or changes g ever so sligh even inhaling. slightly, and “Each year we keep enough people come back to a whole ill so that it can keep variety of new bugs. itself alive. Some of them we’ve “It’s a natural proseen before and some cess that it changes, are just different we just have to be versions of what we smarter about it.” already know,” said While there are Hasselback. many theories out He compared it there for keeping
those nasty bugs at bay, it really is as simple as washing your hands. “It is the most important way of protecting yourself, but there are things you can do to protect others as well,” said Hasselback. “Starting with, if you are sick, try not to be so generous in sharing your germs.” That means if you do manage to come down with a cold, influenza or Norovirus, don’t go to work or school, and if you absolutely must, cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow, or arm. “Clothing captures a virus really well and gets cleaned out nicely in the wash,” said Hasselback. Vaccines are also a good way to decrease the odds of getting ill during the coughing and sneezing season, but managing your
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Diet helps brain retain information
Everyone forgets things from time to time. Some people find themselves forgetting things more frequently, a troubling development for those who can’t explain their sudden loss of memory. Sometimes memory loss has a lot to do with a brain that isn’t sharp because of an unhealthy lifestyle. Make some dietary changes. Diet can also have an impact on memory. What you eat is fuel for both your body and your brain, and a poor diet can have a negative impact on your memory. Be
sure to include omega-3 fatty acids, sources of which include salmon, tuna and other cold water fatty fish, in your diet. Foods with antioxidants, including fruits and vegetables, can also protect your brain cells from damage. A diet high in saturated fat, which is found in red meat, whole milk, butter and cheese, has been found to have a negative impact on memory. Those who find themselves becoming forgetful can take steps to improve their memory.
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After that, add in some strength training – do five squats then walk five steps and then eventually add in five pushups to that routine, ending up with five squats, five push-ups and five steps. He recommends ending with some more stretching. “Your muscles want to be lengthened again, especially if you’re going back into a sitting position,” said Wengel. He said ideally, people should set aside more time than 20 or 30 minutes for a workout, but a quick routine like the one suggested above is one good way of getting some exercise in. David Gilks, owner of Core Essentials fitness studio, said an hour of exercise per
day is ideal, but a lot can be accomplished in 20 or 30 minutes with a little planning. He said one solution is taking your running shoes to work and doing a walk or run on your lunch break. “I like power walking because it’s easier on the joints, but it’s harder than it looks,” said Gilks. The basic rule is the shorter the workout, the higher the intensity, and circuit training is one activity well suited to people pressed for time, he said. “In 30 minutes, you can do more than most people do in two days,” said Gilks. “Everything can be done at home if you’re motivated.” email@example.com
Saturday, January 26, 2013 Nanaimo News Bulletin
TTrends don’t make food healthier
APPLES AND berries just as nutritious as popular gogi and acai. BY RACHEL STERN THE NEWS BULLETIN
Any food can be super. Eileen Benewah, a community nutritionist with the Vancouver Island Health Authority, said food producers like to market trendy, expensive foods, such as gogi and acai berries, under the term superfoods, but simple apples and strawberries can be just as nutritious. “These foods have high prices
and have huge marketing campaigns behind them,” she said in a press release. Another item being hailed as a superfood lately is probiotics. Benewah said the right types of probiotics have beneficial health effects. However, researchers are still trying to determine which probiotics are best for certain conditions and how much is needed to achieve “the best health benefits.” A common myth is that eating super foods will keep you super healthy, said Benewah. “The truth is that there are no foods that have super powers,” she said.
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One of the major components we tend to overlook when it comes to our overall health is the health of our minds. But in today’s highstress, fast-paced society, it is more important than ever to keep our mental health in check. Stress is the body’s reaction to any change requiring a response. It reacts to those changes through physical, mental and emotional responses, and can be triggered by environment, body, and internal thoughts. Too much stress can manifest itself physically, causing unpleasant side effects such as ulcers, sleep deprivation, food disorders or headaches. “If we experience a lot of continuous distress
and we don’t take steps to remedy it, it just wears us down gradually,” said Mark Ring, Canadian certified counsellor. The bad news is stress effects everyone, but by engaging in self-care, you can minimize the impact, Ring said. “Life causes stress, there’s no way to avoid it,” he said. “We can do things to minimize it, by taking more realistic view of our expectations.” Sometimes we amplify the amount of stress that we’re feeling just by the way we’re looking at things or thinking about things. Examples of that include taking on too many extra tasks at work, financial worries or getting into an argument with a spouse or partner. All are stresses that can be managed by re-evaluating our expecta-
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“The only way to get the nutrients you need to be healthy is to eat a variety of healthy foods because every type of food offers something different.” The old adage ‘buyers beware’ applies to superfood advertising as well. Benewah recommends people eat a variety of foods from the four food groups in Canada’s Food Guide and look for food in the least processed state. Also, eggs, milks, legumes and fruit and vegetables fresh from the garden or local farms have the potential to be superfoods when eaten in a balanced diet, said the nutritionist.
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