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Local physicians say they want to influence health-care delivery and policy in our region, but they are not willing at this time to comment on the health authority’s plans for the Oceanside Health Centre. The NEWS has asked repeatedly for comment from the Division of Family Practice — an organization comprised of local family doctors — for comment on various issues related to the new health centre, scheduled to open in June. On Feb. 4, the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) issued a call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) “looking for physician partners to join the multidisciplinary team of healthcare providers who will support better health and well-being for Oceanside residents.” The deadline for doctors to respond to the EOI is Friday (Feb. 15). Division of Family Practice coordinator Geri Sera said local doctors didn’t receive the EOI from VIHA until Feb. 5. “After a quick review of the document that afternoon, the Division board met in the evening and realized their membership might want to discuss the EOI as a group,” Sera wrote in an e-mail to The NEWS. “We distributed copies of the EOI document to our members the morning of Feb. 6. We are currently using a ‘Doodle Poll’ to determine a convenient date to meet with our members to provide an opportunity for them to respond to the EOI document. After we meet (date not yet confirmed), we may have more to share about the EOI, but at this time, we’re simply (as a non-profit) organization, seeking consensus from our membership about the document.” See VIHA’S CALL, page A7

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Skip Andrew Bilesky’s rink from the Royal City Curling Club in New Westminster won the Canadian Direct Insurance Men’s Provincial Curling Championship Sunday in Parksville and will now represent B.C. at the Brier.

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Brier getting B.C. rookies New West rink off to its first national championship after big victory on Sunday JAMES CL ARKE

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Ah, the enthusiasm of youth. The smiles really did say it all Sunday as Royal City skip Andrew Bilesky and his young rink knocked off Brent Pierce 7-4 to win the 2013 Canadian Direct Insurance B.C. Men’s Curling Championship in Parksville and advance to the Brier.

“Wow,” a beaming Bilesky marvelled in the moments after his final shot in the 10th end to nail down the win, played out in front of a good-sized appreciative crowd. “We’re going to the Brier.” Team Pierce, also out of Royal City, lost to Kelowna’s Jim Cotter rink in a close one here in Parksville on the exact same sheet of ice in last year’s final.

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Finalists for The Glassies announced

The Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce will honour the outstanding members of our community at The Glassies gala on March 1, and the award finalists have been announced. All residents, employees and businesses of the Parksville district were eligible for nomination. The community awards, called The Glassies, are sponsored by The Parksville Qualicum Beach News, Thrifty Foods, Vancouver Island University, Coastal Community Credit Union and CHEK News. They honour individuals, associations and businesses that have made a significant contribution to the community in 2012. The gala awards ceremony sells out every year, and is held at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre. The awards ceremony will be emceed by Gordie Tupper of CHEK News. For ticket information, call the chamber office at 250-248-3613. The nominees are: Volunteer: Bob and Sheila Dale , Clarence Esslinger, Harold Roth Customer Service: Lonnie Barr (Pharmasave), Anna Earnshaw (Thrifty Foods), Richard Stewart (Harris Oceanside Chevrolet Buick GMC) Community Builder: Arrowsmith Search & Rescue, Oceanside Task Force on Homelessness Entrepreneur: Kerri Isham (Power Up Workshops), Jonathan Michaels (Geeks on the Beach), Kiyomi Schulz (Mi by Kiyo Salon) Business: Bosley’s Pet Food Plus, Mi by Kiyo Salon, The Beach Club Resort Youth of the Year: Nicolaas Annau, Dylan Harrison, Dale Narum Citizen of the Year: Paul Drummond, Jo Dunn, Michelle Stilwell — NEWS Staff

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There were no serious injuries from a fire Wednesday night on Somerset Drive, Nanoose Bay, but the house was destroyed.

HOUSE FIRE

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A Nanoose Bay family escaped, but the house didn’t survive a dramatic fire Wednesday evening on Somerset Drive. Nanoose Volunteer Fire Department Chief Doug Penny said firefighters were called out just before 10:30 p.m. Wednesday and 20 Nanoose members attended, along with two trucks from Lantzville. Penny said the lack of fire hydrants and strong winds made it impossible to stop the fire, which had fully engulfed the home by the time fire crews arrived. “Every time we’d start to get control, we’d run out of water and it would kick back up again,” Penny said, explaining they had a buck-

et brigade of four tanker trucks running back and forth delivering water. They dumped more than 90,000 litres on the fire, but nothing but a shell remains. “It looks like it started in the workshop area,” Penny said, but didn’t have any guess at a specific cause due to the complete destruction. “The resident thought he saw a bit of dust blowing off the house, he went to see and opened the big door and it was like a backdraft situation — it exploded in his face,” Penny said, but added the only injury was “a bit of smoke inhalation.” The strong winds blew the smoke across Highway 19, leading emergency officials to close the highway briefly. The Parksville branch of RBC has set up an account that will take donations for the family.

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VALENTINE’S ROMANCE

A long-running love story A highlight of the week is when Dorothy sits down to play the piano Ed and Dorothy Keen recall passing notes back and forth in a high school French class as the spark for their romance began more than 50 years ago. The path for the couple has taken many turns over the past half century. Dorothy is now a resident of Trillium Lodge in Parksville — one of 60 residential care facilities funded by the Vancouver Island Health Authority. While care needs have created challenges, the couple has developed routines to stay connected. Ed has a van adapted for wheelchair access so he and Dorothy can make frequent outings — especially if there is a classical music concert in the area. He is a regular visitor for afternoon tea and other events at Trillium. Ed said one of the highlights of the week is when Dorothy, a former piano teacher, sits down to play. “Dorothy is paralyzed on her right side but she can still play with her left. A volunteer comes in on Mondays and plays with her right hand. They make beautiful music together,” Ed said. “It is a pleasure to see the residents

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smile when their family member comes in to join them for meals or one of our special events,” said Vivian Albright, activity supervisor at Trillium. Trillium Auxiliary members and other volunteers also play an import-

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News encouraging for 2014 event There may be no Fire and Ice event in Qualicum Beach this year, but things are shaping up well for 2014, says former chair Walter Hoogland. His comments came in light of the group’s annual general meeting, which saw council members, along with dedicated, long-time regulars rubbing elbows with brand new volunteers. “The Fire and Ice annual general meeting was well attended with returning and new community members as well as council representation there to show support,” Hoogland said. “The evening’s proceedings were both positive and imagina-

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BSS GRAD

Parade route approved Street closures in effect for Dry Grad event on June 28 AUREN RUVINSKY

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Parksville city council approved the Ballenas Secondary Dry Grad parade route and street closures for June 28. Grad president Rebeka Thompson, vice president Nicole Weismiller and parent committee chair Sue Street presented to council asking for the required public event approval. They are estimating the grad class of about 225 students will be in 100-150 vehicles in a parade lasting about 90 minutes, following the successful route of the last few years. “Although there were safety and traffic concerns regarding the parade two years ago, enhanced security and traffic procedures put in place allowed last year’s event to proceed without incident,” states the staff report on the item. “There is every reason to believe this year’s event will be run as safely and successfully as least year’s graduation prom parade.” The parade will start around 5 p.m. at Springwood Middle School, head down Moilliet Street and along Morrison Avenue to a big red-carpet arrival at the high school. Carrie Powell Davidson excused herself from the discussion, “Because I am on the committee for the Dry Grad 2013, I’m going to excuse myself for a conflict of interest.” The rest of council unanimously supported the motion.

B.C. CONSERVATIVES

Want to have a good rant? It’s a town hall meeting with a twist, and your opportunity to win a prize for your best rant. On Saturday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Civic Centre in Qualicum Beach, the B.C. Conservative Party candidate for Parksville-Qualicum, Dr. David Coupland, will be hosting a town-hall style forum where the people not only get the opportunity to meet and discuss important issues with the candidate, but also get the opportunity to have the stage. “We’re Conservatives but we’re not all stuffy,” said Audrey Cope, Coupland’s co-campaign chair. “It’s a way to have a little fun.” For more information, visit www.davidcoupland.ca. — NEWS Staff

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DIVE TEAM PRACTICE: The Canadian Naval Reserve Port Inspection Dive Team spent Saturday and Sunday doing exercises in North West Bay, Nanoose. Petty Officer Second Class Igor Sevik identified that there were two teams doing manoeuvres from the entire Canadian Western Region, Manitoba-west. “Recruits are required to dive a minimum of every 90 days to keep up their proficiency,” said Sevik.  Petty Officer Second Class Russ Parker explained that the mandate of the Dive Team is search and recovery and performing underwater inspection of ports and harbour facilities.  Rigorous training as well as physical, medical and mental fitness are essential. “Diving, like any other activity is a perishable skill,” added Parker.  “A regular dive schedule and exercises such as these allows our divers to be relaxed and confident in their skills and familiar with the equipment.”

INNOVATION

Coin-operated garbage disposal NEIL HORNER

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If there was a garbage bin on the star ship Enterprise, Erik Duivenvoorde has a pretty good idea what it would look like. That’s because the Qualicum Beach innovator has designed a device that would fit in very well taking the gum wrappers of either Jean Luc Picard or Captain Kirk. “It’s a unit that can be installed on the front of garbage bins which makes users pay to get rid of their waste by the bag,” Duivenvoorde said. “It would be an application for apartment buildings, parking lots, grocery stores, hardware stores and shopping areas where people would go and conveniently get rid of their waste instead of making separate trips to the landfill or transfer station.” The device involves a rotating drum, he said, which has an opening to allow one bag of garbage to be disposed of, once a $2 coin has been deposited. “It’s like a barbecue door,” he explained. “It has an inner drum and a

space where you have enough room for one bag and when you close it the door locks again and the bag drops.” The device, called a PayDump, could prove a boon to rental housing units, which currently pay to have their bins picked up and emptied, he said. “Right now, if an apartment has a number of units and their waste bill for those units is $500 a month, if you put a pay-as-you-go unit in there, they could turn their trash into cash,” he said. “They would make money from the bin instead of having it as an expense.” Duivenvoorde said the device can be fitted on top of regular garbage bins with minimal modification. “A campground in Port Alberni gave me the idea around two years ago,” he said. “It had high expenses in waste — from $5,000 to $6,000 a month. I wanted to help them and suggested they put a compactor in, so they could go in to empty it once a month instead of twice a week.” The idea, he said, included the sale of tokens at the campground store for trash disposal.

Duivenvoorde got a patent for the idea and, a year and a half ago, took it to the television show, Dragon’s Den, but it didn’t make the cut.

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PLAN PARKSVILLE

A Vision For Our Future

City to Host Public Open Houses to Review Draft OCP The City of Parksville’s draft Official Community Plan (OCP) will be available for public review on February 15. The draft will be posted to the City’s website and available for viewing at the planning department counter and at two public open houses later this month. The draft OCP will be presented to Council at the February 18 Council meeting.

Public Open Houses – February 26 and February 28 The community is invited to drop by one of two scheduled events to review the City’s draft OCP. The open houses will be held on Tuesday, February 26 and Thursday, February 28 from 2 pm to 7 pm at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre at 132 Jensen Avenue East. Display panels will be organized in themes (Land use, Open Space/Parks, Utilities, and Development Permit Areas) and there will be ample opportunity to ask questions and provide comments. Comments on the draft OCP as presented at the February 26 and February 28 open houses are invited until March 14, 2013. Comments may be submitted at the open houses and/or through the City’s website. There will be more opportunities for input as the OCP update moves from draft to adoption. Questions should be directed to Keeva Kehler, Manager of Current Planning, 250 954-4660 or planparksville@parksville.ca

Tuesday, February 26 and Thursday February 28 2 pm to 7 pm Parksville Community and Conference Centre

Water Main Flushing

Wood Chipping Program

The City’s annual water main flushing program runs from February 12 to March 29, from 7 am to 3.30 pm, weekdays. Residents should expect some discolouration of water and intermittent drops in water pressure. During flushing, residents are encouraged to keep a fresh supply of drinking water and to check for discolouration of water before doing laundry. If water is discoloured, run an outside tap (after 3.30 pm) until the water runs clear.

Plans are underway for the City’s 2013 wood chipping program. Due to budget constraints, there will one pick up this year scheduled to begin the first week in April to assist property owners to dispose of tree prunings and debris resulting from winter.

Reminders • Business licence renewal notices for 2013, mailed to existing businesses in January, are now due. Payment may be mailed or paid in person at City Hall. Bylaw 2012, No.1483 requires that all businesses must obtain a valid licence if carrying on business in the City. As a result of the recently adopted new business licence bylaw, business owners will notice a change in fees. Fee increases are based on an average of inflation rates between 1994 and 2011.

Chipping piles should be left on the boulevard. Piles are limited to 5 feet wide by 3 feet high in size and the branches must be less than 6 inches in diameter. One pile per residence will be removed by the chipping crew. Do not combine piles from multiple households as it is more difficult and time consuming for crews to take apart large piles for chipping than to handle many smaller piles. When placing your chipping pile, it is important not to hinder your property’s City water connection box should access be needed for maintenance. Rocks, stumps and construction waste which may cause injury to the chipper operators must not be included in the piles. Please note for safety reasons, materials such as pampas grass and clematis and wisteria vines cannot be chipped and will not be removed by chipping crews. Pampas grass, vines and other compostable vegetation, garden debris, leaves and grass clippings should be taken to the Church Road Transfer Station. The dates for crews to be in your neighbourhood will be posted on the City’s website next week. Please direct questions to Engineering and Operations at 250 248-5412.

Emergency Support Volunteers Needed Disaster can strike at any time. The provincial Emergency Support Services program provides short term disaster relief across BC in the event of fires, floods, earthquakes or other emergencies. Oceanside ESS depends on the dedication of many community volunteers to plan and provide for the essential needs of individuals, families and response workers. This may include food, lodging, clothing, emotional support and finding loved ones.

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Advisory Design Panel Coffee with Council Council and Committee of the Whole Advisory Planning Commission Coffee with Council Draft OCP Public Open House Draft OCP Public Open House Public Hearing (Bylaws 2000.85, 2000.86) Council and Committee of the Whole Coffee with Council Advisory Design Panel Coffee with Council Council and Committee of the Whole

The public is encouraged to attend Council and Committee of the Whole meetings held on the first and third Mondays of the month at 6 pm. The public is welcome to observe the meetings of any advisory committee. Please refer to the City’s website for agendas and to confirm times and dates.

How to Reach Council MAYOR Chris Burger .......................................................... 250 954-4661 COUNCILORS Al Greir.............................................................250 248-1285 Marc Lefebvre .................................................250 248-2292 Peter Morrison .................................................250 240-4050 Bill Neufeld ......................................................250 954-2063 Sue Powell.......................................................250 951-1082 Carrie Powell-Davidson ...................................250 954-3758 citycouncil@parksville.ca City Hall, 100 Jensen Avenue East P O Box 1390, Parksville V9P 2H3 Facebook: facebook.com/cityparksville Twitter: twitter.com/city_parksville Pinterest: pinterest.com/cityparksville

• Bylaw No. 1284 requires all dogs (over the age of six months) in the City to be licenced and wearing a tag. Annual dog licences may be purchased in person at City Hall. Fees are $25 for spayed/neutered and $35 for not spayed/neutered dogs.

February 12, 2013

The Parksville Fire Department invites residents to complete an online survey as part of the process to update their strategic plan. The department’s mission is to provide the most effective and efficient fire protection and fire rescue services to the residents of the Parksville Fire Protection Area. The survey should take 10-15 minutes to complete; your comments and suggestions are welcomed. The survey will be online from February 14 to March 17 on the City’s website and also at www.pvfd.ca.

City Dates

City Services

Applications for the spring grant-in-aid program are now being accepted. Organizations wishing to apply for funding should obtain a copy of the policy to ensure the submission meets criteria and must submit their application on the approved form. Community non-profit organizations in the arts, culture, recreation or social services fields are eligible applicants. The grant-in-aid select committee will make recommendations to Council and funding up to $2,500 is at Council’s discretion. Deadline is 4 pm, March 1 to the administration department.

PVFD Online Survey

Disaster work offers a unique opportunity to help others when help is needed most. No specific skills are required; training and experience is provided. When the unimaginable happens you would want help, find out how you can be that help for someone else. To learn how you can contribute, call Tom Williams at 250 937-0448.

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It’s Your City is published in the PQB News on the second Tuesday of the month with a copy on the City’s website. We are committed to improving communications with our residents and you can help by providing your comments and suggestions to 250 954-3073 or communications@parksville.ca.

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It looks dramatic, as trees come down on the Wembley Mall property in preparation for a new stand alone Save-On-Foods store, but the builders say they are still not sure when actual construction will begin. Michelle Jones of Timberlake Jones Engineering, which is doing the work with ICR Projects on behalf of mall managers Parksville Properties, said they are just clearing the site in preparation for the work. She said the city is doing a building code review to ensure the plans still meet the recently-updated provincial code. “It’s good to see something going on there — people are definitely excited to see it,” she said. Development permits were issued by the city in early December 2012. The permits detailed the construction of a new 4,831 sq.m (52,000 sq. ft.) building in the area of the former Ken-Dor Garden Cen-

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tre and expanded parking to the southeast along Hwy. 19A. The next step will be the

removal of the old Ken-Dor building, but Jones doesn’t know when that will happen.

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In the same e-mail Sera said, in relation to the new health centre, “aim to improve patient care, increase the opportunity for family physicians to: influence health care delivery and policy, and provide professional satisfaction for physicians.” Sera also said the doctors are still suggesting any official comments about the new health centre come from VIHA. “The Oceanside Health Centre (OCH) is a VIHA funded and operated facility,” Sera wrote. “It would be best to contact VIHA for comments or information related to the new centre.” VIHA’s EOI is seeking physicians who want to locate their practice in the new health centre. There are

currently only two family doctors accepting new patients in the entire Parksville Qualicum Beach region, and introductory interviews with potential patients for these doctors are now being scheduled for late March at the earliest. It’s unclear if any local physicians are interested in moving their family practices to the new health centre. The EOI also seeks physicians interested in providing coverage for the OCH’s urgent care service, which will be open seven days a week, 15 hours a day to provide health care services — without an appointment being needed — to individuals with urgent, but non-emergency medical needs, said VIHA’s news release.

As a kick-off event for the Centre for Healthy Aging and Community-Engaged Scholarship, the centre is hosting three free education sessions Feb. 14, Feb. 28 and March 19 for seniors, family caregivers, educators, senior’s organizations, businesses, and health care providers. The first session called Re-

lationships Matter: Engaging Older Adults and their Caregivers as Partners in Care, takes place Feb. 14 at the Parksville Civic Centre from noon to 1:30 pm. There is still room available in each session although space is limited. Register by calling 250-248-2096 or e-mail lynne. macfadgen@viu.ca.

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A sad decision

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h, Family Day, a great time to gather the children, force the teens away from the video games and head to the local ice rink. Thoughts turn to holding the hand of a wobbly toddler just learning to skate, or watching your 12 year-old fumble through awkward, pre-dating contact with a boy or girl he/she might or might not like to kiss some day. Or perhaps you are a little older and decide to drag the old tube skates out of the garage so you can feel the wind rush through you hair as you zip around the rink, getting a chuckle out of the wobbly toddler, the awkward teens and the parents trying deal with all of that. Oceanside Place, what a great place to go on Family Day. Not so much. We are disappointed to report, as you may have found out yourself yesterday, Oceanside Place was closed on Family Day. No worries, you said as you packed away the mittens, helmet and skates, we’ll just head to Ravensong Pool. It’s chilly enough outside and the kids will love to splash around in the pool while I soak in the hot tub or enjoy a good sweat in the sauna. Not so fast, family guy. Ravensong Pool was closed on Family Day, too. Of all the days of the year to be closed, one would think Family Day would be low on the list. That’s exactly what some readers expressed to us in e-mails and calls over the last few days. The Regional District of Nanaimo’s general manager of recreation and parks, Tom Osborne, says those facilities are closed most stat holidays as a “cost-saving measure.” In the RDN’s defence, Family Day is new for 2013. Osborne said the opening of the rink and pool on Family Day 2014 could be reviewed in budget discussions. It’s a double-time staffing bill for the RDN and needs to be worked out with the unions involved, too. Osborne also suggested families could enjoy the “great outdoors” at RDN parks like Moorecroft. Fair enough, but we would like to think the leadership of the RDN and its unions would have been able think on their feet and make a grown-up decision within a budget year. They could have worked out a deal to keep these facilities open on Family Day, and could have used this new holiday as an excellent marketing tool for these facilities. OK, it’s a new holiday, so perhaps our readers are willing to cut the RDN and its unions some slack. We’re hopeful the doors won’t be closed on Family Day 2014. — Editorial by John Harding

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Letters THINK OF THE BEES I attended a positive town hall meeting after Seedy Saturday, Feb. 2, in which NDP candidate Barry Avis and NDP agriculture critic Lana Popham discussed viable initiatives to promote sustainable, local agriculture in B.C. However, we didn’t have time to address something we were all concerned about: bees.   I am a blueberry farmer, currently learning to keep bees, and totally dependent on bees. But bees around the world are disappearing and dying.  Bee Colony Collapse Disorder is a serious threat globally. These small creatures have been our helpers since humanity’s beginning. Our lives depend on them. Albert Einstein has been quoted as saying humanity could survive for four years if the bees disappear. If we want to save the bees, and save ourselves, we must expand our conversation beyond agriculture, for bees are the victims of economics, commerce, development, communications, politics and personal lifestyle choices.  What is happening to the bees? Our native bees need the wild places and diverse native wildflowers to thrive.  To ask bees to survive on a monoculture is like asking children to only eat one month a year. Bees use their own internal radar to find their way to pollen and home again.  But

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electromagnetic radiation from sources like smart meters, the smart grid and cell phone towers confuses them, and bees don’t find their way home. Genetically Modified crops?  Bee bodies — just like our own — were not designed over millennium to deal with strange genes and proteins entering their systems.  Colony Collapse Disorder research shows bees suffer from severe digestive problems (and death) resulting from ingesting terminator GMO pollen. Currently, Bayer has produced a pesticide using neonicotinoids shown to kill bees. The European Parliament is calling for an outright ban, yet Bayer continues with its plans to produce this deadly pesticide.   Has humanity gone crazy?  GMOs, global smart grid, deadly pesticides…    Bees can’t survive in a sea of invisible electromagnetic radiation, or bathed in pesticides and herbicides, or after ingesting GMO crops.  The struggle of the bees is warning us, too.  We can’t survive in that environment either. There are no aliens among us.  It is only humans making short-sighted choices. Those who work for corporations like Bayer, BC Hydro, or developers and planners, could wake up and change things from within.  Those with political power, above all, you are responsible not to investors, but to your constituents’ well-being, your children’s children — and the creator of bees. 

There is no happiness — and no food — without bees. JOANNE SALES Qualicum Beach

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SCOTT FRASER, MLA

Once more I am somewhat bewildered by apparently illusionary current television advertizing. An automobile manufacturer is now extolling the merits and desirability of their new 2014 vehicle model. Here we are less than two months into 2013 and a new 2014 model vehicle is now available. But is it really an actual 2014 assembly line product?  Perhaps the 2014 label at this time is at best just another production model name like deluxe or limited or even special?  This just might work to the consumers’ advantage.  Will the dealership now recognize its left over 2012 vehicles as two-yearold vehicles and offer not one but two years depreciation discounts to buyers?  Come to think of it, would their current 2013 vehicles now be eligible for a one-year depreciation discount? What a   fascinating world we live in.  I now await with bated breath for some manufacturer to announce their new 2015 model vehicle as early as perhaps March or April 1.   These cars are a veritable time machines, eh?

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  JACK BIICKERT    Parksville  See LETTERS, page A13

VIEWS IN THE NEWS We asked: Do you think that graffiti is a problem in Parksville?

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

I don’t really know. I live in Bowser. DON BUCHNER Bowser

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Of course, because it costs people money to fix it. LINDA STOLZ Parksville

I don’t know if it’s a huge problem. I haven’t observed an awful lot.

I don’t see too much anymore. URSULA RIEDEL Nanoose Bay

SUSY WELLS Parksville

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

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PASSPORT PROBLEM I’m in the process of renewing my passport, and still cannot believe this. How is it that WalMart has my address and telephone number, and knows that I bought a television set, toaster and camera from them back in 1997, and yet the federal government is still asking me where I was born and on what date? My birth date you have in my medicare information, and it is on all the income tax forms I’ve filed for the past 40 years. It is also on my driver’s license, on the last eight passports I’ve had  and on all those stupid customs declaration forms I’ve had to fill out before being allowed off planes over the past 30 years. It’s also on all those insufferable census forms that I’ve filled in. Also, would somebody please take note, once and for all, that my mother’s name is Audrey, my father’s name is Jack, and I’d be absolutely astounded if that ever changed between now and when I drop dead. What do you people do with all this information we keep having to provide? You send the application to my house, and you ask me for my address? Would it be so complicated to have all the services in the same spot, to assist in the issuance of a new passport on the same day? Beam me up Scotty, there’s no intelligent life down here. JOHN ST. JOHN Parksville

DOUGHNUT DILEMMA I agree wholeheartedly with Mr. Harding on the shameful display of supposed manliness in slicing donuts on our park lawns. However, one thing is certain, there are those who walk

among us who have the right to vote, but whose intellect does little to support civil, conscientious society. Unfortunately, we all must cope with such ignorance. The recommended approaches to counter such actions are certainly worth a try. However, I fear any countermeasures will fall on deaf ears and eyes when directed at certain members of our society ... we are, basically, stuck with these people and their ingrained mindsets. When confronted by such events, I reflect on what the actor John Wayne said ... “Life is tough, and even tougher when you’re stupid”. DR. WAYNE DWERNYCHUK Parksville

TREATMENT OVERKILL What I have read in our local newspapers concerning the new Parksville water treatment plant is an outrageous, over-expensive overkill of taxpayers money. The water treatment plant will be the state of the art, the best in North America, the envy of all other cities in North America, the most elaborate and probably most expensive water treatment in North America — for a small city like Parksville. Also the volume size of that new proposed water plant is a overkill. We do not need that large of a water treatment plant. The plans for that new water treatment plant should be immediately revised to normal standards for a small city, to eliminate the high costs to taxpayers who will see their taxes skyrocket. Many people here live on pensions or have only a low income and can not afford those elaborate dreams of our city council members. INGO GRUNDMANN Parksville

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Third pet feared poisoned NEIL HORNER

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The death of two pets in Parksville — and a suspected third in the same area — due to antifreeze poisoning is just one more reason why something needs to be done to make engine coolant less attractive to animals, says Scott Fraser. The MLA for Alberni-Pacific Rim lost his own family pet to antifreeze poisoning in 2007 and subsequently began a drive to make antifreeze safer. “I did a lot of research and found out that thousands and thousands of companion animals across North America die a horrible death every year,” Fraser said. “It’s totally preventable.” Fraser sponsored a private member’s bill in the legislature, The Safe Antifreeze Act, which called for the active ingredient in antifreeze to be changed from ethylene glycol to propylene glycol. “Ethylene glycol tastes like candy and is fatal in small amounts,” he said. “Propylene glycol does not taste like candy and it’s not lethal.” Although Fraser said the bill had substantial public support — including a 10,000-name petition and endorsement from numerous groups, such as the B.C. Guide Dog Association, it failed to pass. However, the provincial govern-

ment did pass a measure in 2009 that required a bittering agent to be added to antifreeze sold in the province. The product is designed to make antifreeze less attractive to animals. The legislation came into effect in December of 2011. Parksville SPCA manager Nadine Durante said she would have preferred the propylene glycol alternative, but called the move a good first step. “I think it’s a beginning,” she said. “I would like to see ethylene glycol no longer in existence in our communities, but at least we got some movement towards a safer environment.” Durante said she has heard of a second cat in the same Parksville neighbourhood that succumbed to antifreeze poisoning since the first report two weeks ago. Although she stressed there is no evidence of foul play involved, she reiterated that it is an indictable offense to wilfully poison an animal. “We don’t know what caused these deaths, whether it was inappropriate disposal of the antifreeze or something else,” she said. “The concern I had was the amount that was consumed. It seemed like an awful lot to be just from a puddle on the ground.”

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You put the green side up and the brown side down, so how difficult can planting a garden really be? Quite difficult — and expensive if you don’t know what you’re doing, says Parksville garden coach Harry Sumner. In fact, said the 45-year veteran gardener, a high percentage of beginning gardeners do everything exactly backwards. “There are plants that can grow in Victoria quite well, but above Ladysmith it starts to get colder and as you get closer to Campbell River you start to lose many of the plants you can grow here,” he said. “What grows on Madrona drive might not do well in Little Qualicum River Estates. They need to have different plants. The best thing to do is to look at the location where you want to plant and find out all the growing conditions of that

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MOORECROFT REGIONAL PARK

Students help construct ecosystem saving fence However, at least one resident doesn’t like the new fence — he says it has ‘ruined the whole look of the park’ NEIL HORNER

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The transformation of the former Moorecroft Camp into Moorecroft Regional Park is continuing, with the latest feature being a split-rail fence to keep people on the trail as it meanders through an area of sensitive Garry Oak. The fence at Vespa Point was constructed by the Regional District of Nanaimo, with significant assistance from carpentry students at Ballenas Secondary School. As the students needed to measure angles and lines for this work, they also received math credits for the project. Byron Ayres, who teaches woodwork and construction The kids did a great job. at Ballenas, said the projWe built the whole thing, ect included all done by hand — digthe 23 stuging the rocks and dents in his everything ConstrucBYRON AYRES tion 11 class. They began the work under RDN supervision in early December, two half days a week. “It was great, a really good time,� he said. “The kids did a great job. We built the whole thing, all done by hand — digging the rocks and everything.� Buoyed by the success of this program, Ayres said he hopes to partner with the City of Parksville next year to build picnic benches and planter boxes for a local park. Wendy Marshall, the manager of parks for the RDN, said the need was identified as part of the management planning process. “It is getting more and more popular and we are getting more and more use,� Marshall said. “It was identified as a special area of interest because of the Garry Oak ecosystem . . . and there were a lot of young oaks along the side of the trails that we’ve closed off.� She said the picnic area and viewpoint are also within the Garry Oak ecosystem, but staff opted to continue allowing access because it is a special, scenic point. “Rather than closing off the whole area, we felt if we kept people to the trails we could preserve this lookout,� she said. The public response to the new fence has been mixed. “We did receive one letter about it,� Marshall said. “Staff that were down there received comments. We are going to put signage up there to say it’s a Garry Oak ecosystem and explain why it has to be preserved.� One person who is not happy about the new fence is Peter Hills, who has been walking in the park for years. “It has ruined the whole look of the park,� he said. “I have no problem with the park being protected. The manner of protecting

it is the problem.� Hills said the structure is ugly and intrusive and he likened the now fenced-in path to a cattle pen. “They could have engaged the people and designed a more interesting and acceptable type of fence, with notifications on it about what they were doing and protecting to allow everyone to get involved in keeping the ecosystem correct and nice,� he said. “Instead they put in a big fence.�

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ARTS& LIFE

COMBINING MUSIC AND ART

Artful illumination Bowser resident makes instruments into lamps LISSA ALEXANDER

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Musician Bill Cave admires one of his trumpets crafted into a lamp available from the Salish Sea Market.

The first instrument former band teacher and local trumpet playing legend Bill Cave played now shines brighter than any other baritone horn around. That’s because he made the instrument into a lamp, and it wasn’t the first time. “My neighbour up at the lake, he made a neat lamp out of a blow torch and I thought, gee that would be neat, I could make a lamp out of an instrument, so I did that with a trumpet,” said Cave. That was about five years ago and now Cave has made lamps out of other instruments like trombones and clarinets and is currently making a saxophone for local musician Phil Dwyer. Cave’s lamp instruments can be found at the Salish Sea Market in Bowser. Cave grew up in Vancouver and at age 10 he joined the school band. This led to him securing a spot in the Kitsilano Boys Band, a prestigious group of young musicians, who Cave accompanied to England when he was 16 years old for a five-month tour. In 1957 Cave moved to Victoria and joined the Navy, where he took up the trumpet, and after about seven years he moved to Port Alberni to work at the pulp mill as a machinist. Ten years later he heard a speech that changed his life. The message was to take your profession and your hobby and switch them, and so Cave became a band teacher. Cave taught in Port Alberni before teaching at Qualicum Beach Middle School and Parks-

ville Middle School at the same time. He said it worked out nicely. “When we went on a band trip or had a band concert I didn’t even have to have a mass rehearsal because I taught them both the same way and it just went. It was kinda neat,” he said. Cave taught at Kwalikum Secondary School when it opened and stayed until he retired 10 years later. After that he worked as a substitute teacher for the next 15 years in Port Alberni, Courtenay and Nanaimo. Over the years he has played in a number of local bands, including The Cave Men for 20 years and today continues to play in Just Us Dance Orchestra and the BIll Cave Trio. As a machinist by trade, Cave has all the tools and materials to craft his lamp’s hardwood bases at his home shop, and then he hollows them out and inserts old car disc brakes as a weight. He manages to run wires through the instruments by using magnets and string, in order to make the on-switch for the lamps one of the finger buttons, or other neat locations. “Threading the trumpets are pretty tricky,” he laughed. Cave said he enjoys making the lamps as gifts for friends and can be contacted through the Salish Sea Market if people have a certain instrument they want turned into a lamp. His lamps sell at the Salish Sea Market for about $330. Visit the Salish Sea Market’s Facebook page for directions and more information on the store or call 778-424-2012.

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Costumes and hats to shine at H.M.S Pinafore Dress and hat makers put in long hours to recreate attire worn in the Navy and late 19th century England LISSA ALEXANDER

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There’s a 40-foot rule in the theatre: if you can’t see something from 40 feet away then it doesn’t exist. Celia Wesselman had this rule in mind when she designed and sewed 25 period costumes for Echo Player’s H.M.S. Pinafore, opening Feb. 14 at the Village Theatre. Wesselman said many of her ideas took shape whilst she was working on them. “It’s like a sculptor I guess,” she said. “They have an idea of what they want and then they start working with clay or stone the result comes out. And if you're lucky it’s exactly what you want.” Wesselman found many of the drapery fabrics she used for the costumes in Vancouver. A few of the outfits were deconstructed from existing costumes, and then reconstructed, and many began as an idea in Wesseslman’s head.

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The costumes are bright yellows, mustards, creams and blues, with sailor outfits adorned with gold buttons and shiny, elaborate dresses with bustles, pleats and lace. Colourful old fashioned parasols were also created and one hundred and fifty textured buttons were needed, and bought in Arizona. The work came with its share of challenges and Wesselman was up many a late night for the past two months, working throughout the days. Yvette Toombs is no stranger to the work, as she has been a dressmaker for Echo Players for many years, and for this production made all the ladies hats, as well as assisted in some of the costume making. Making the hats proved to be no easy task as Toombs had to use a piece of fabric from each dress and couldn’t include any brims. This was so the actors didn’t have shadows on their faces. Toombs created the whimsical designs with feathers, flowers, ribbons and pieces of other hats. See CREATING COSTUMES, page A28

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Creating the costumes for Echo Players is a passion for both women, who say it’s all worth it when the show begins. “The feedback is amazing, when I sit back in the audience when the production starts and it looks so together and it looks how I wanted it to look, that’s the feedback,” said

Wesselman. “That’s your payment,” Toombs agreed. Tickets for the musical are $21, $18 for seniors and $10 for students. Stop by the box office in Qualicum Beach or call 250-752-3522, email info@echoplayers.ca or visit www.echoplayers.ca.

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Parksville almost ready to uncork Local resorts get together to offer food and wine events for locals and visitors BY BRENDA GOUGH News Contributor

Parksville’s finest beach resorts are coming together again to feature the best wine, beer and gourmet food from around Vancouver Island and B.C. at the Parksville Uncorked Wine and Food Festival Feb. 21-24. Hosted by The Beach Club Resort and Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort, the culinary event offers many opportunities for those who love fabulous wine, beer and food to sample B.C. products. It is also a chance to promote the region’s bounty and boost local tourism. Parksville Uncorked is the brain child of Shawna Broekhuizen, Beach Club general manager. Broekhuizen learned about wine during her involvement

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Swirl, the signature event of Parksville Uncorked takes place at the Beach Club Feb. 22. Last year guests enjoyed a wide array of B.C. wines and cuisine at Tigh-Na-Mara.

with Cornucopia, Whistler’s wine festival. “It is a great way to stimulate the local hospitality and tourism sector because it attracts a lot of out of town visitors,” she said.

Each year the event grows and this year is no exception with the addition of three new tours on Feb. 24 including one to the Deep Bay Marine Field Station and the Morningstar Golf Course.

There is also a winery epicurean tour that involves an afternoon of touring and tasting at some Vancouver Island wineries. Broekhuizen said they added the new tours to give out of town visitors more things to do while in the area. “We felt we needed something more to do on the Sunday. It will make people stay longer in the area and bring in more revenue.” It’s easy to see why Broekhuizen is so optimistic about the future growth of the festival. The Beach Club’s Burrowing Owl Winemaker’s Dinner on Feb. 23 sold out quickly as did the Road 13 Winemaker’s Dinner at TighNa-Mara. “We sold out before we even started marketing the event. The response to the dinner is the best. Everyone wants to come to the

event,” she said. A lot of the award winning wines produced by Burrowing Owl are not carried in liquor stores and can’t even be purchased at the winery. “Only a very few are licensed to carry it. Our sales for the Coruja have increased because of the winemaker’s dinner last year.” There are still tickets for Feb. 21 at Tigh-Na-Mara. The showcase of regional breweries will feature ale paired with regional cuisine. The Beach Club hosts Swirl on Feb. 22 and the signature event will have wine aficionados exploring the fascinating and ever changing world of wine and food. On Feb. 24 Bubbles and Brunch at Tigh-Na-Mara includes a sumptuous feast. For more information visit www.parksvilleuncorked.com.

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to renovate your principle residence. This way you increase the value of your principle residence and when you eventually sell it the growth will be tax free. Charitable donations — You might have earmarked certain charities in your will to receive bequests on your death. This might be an opportunity to give some money to those charities now and have the pleasure of seeing them receiving it and putting it to work. Please remember to always consult your investment advisor before taking any action. Stuart Kirk is a Wealth Advisor with Precision Wealth Management Ltd. The opinions expressed are those of the author and may not necessarily reflect those of Precision Wealth Management Ltd. For comments or questions Stuart can be reached at stuart@ precisionwealth.ca or 250-954-0247. Website www.precisionwealth.ca.

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

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

CLEANING SERVICES

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

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

Call Kevin 250-240-7372

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

201-170 Wallace Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5B1 Phone: 250-754-2773 Fax: 250-754-1605 www.narsf.org (in employment tab) Family Therapist NARSF Programs is recruiting for a qualified individual for the Family Therapy Program. The FTP Program is funded by MCFD. This 28 hours per week position offers a competitive wage package, a dynamic and supportive learning environment and a positive work culture. If you have a Master of Arts in Counseling, 3 or more years of direct counseling experience working with children, youth and families, and can work within a multi-disciplinary environment, apply in confidence with a resume and cover letter to: Clinical Director, no later than February 18th. A criminal record check and positive work references are requirements for the position. NARSF is an equal opportunity employer and invites applications from all persons. Thank you in advance to all those who apply; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted. HELP WANTED

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

Scott @ 250-821-1994.

CONTRACTORS COMPETITIVE, COMPETENT construction. Everything from renos, decks & concrete. To new construction which is our specialty. No job is too small or big. Call Kevin or Steve @ 250-248-0841.

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TREE PRUNING HEDGE/SHRUB MAINTENANCE Call the qualified specialist... certified Garden Designer/Arborist

Ivan 250-758-0371 WES-COAST YARDBIRDS. Yard Maintenance, Hauling, Pressure Washing, Carpentry. Tree Pruning, Topping, Falling, Snow Removal, Irrigation Winterizing. 250-752-9444.

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

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BICYCLES MATT HOFFMAN 18” BMX with 3 cranks, solid great trick bike. Red. $75 obo. 250-7205756 lv. msg.

FREE ITEMS 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).

Chris McLean 250-757-9232 HAULING AND SALVAGE CLEAN-UP SPECIALIST, snow removal, rubbish, garden, waste, junk. Service today at (250)240-1116. WAYNE’S HAUL-AWAY. Will haul away unwanted whatever. Small engine repair, Bondable, Call 250-752-1639.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

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

Call Rick or Sue 250-468-5733

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PAINTING & REPAIRS

S.R.D. Projects

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

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

PAINTING A STROKE ABOVE Painting. Commercial & Residential. Interior/Exterior. WCB, liability insurance. All jobs warranted. See what we can do! Dave 250-248-0335, 250-240-2310. POIRIER PAINTING, Residential / Commercial / Vinyl Siding / Driveway Power Washing/ Driveway Sealing. Fully insured, Guaranteed Workmanship, Free Estimates. Call Dan 250-240-3528. WCB

PETS PET CARE SERVICES

Dr. Peter Brawn

We thank all applicants but can only contact those scheduled for an interview.

FREE CONSULTATION:

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IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

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TREE PRUNING Fruit trees and ornamentals

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

MISSING TEETH?

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PRUNING, FRUIT & ornamental’s. Winter & Spring yard clean-up. Over 25 years exp. Call Ted (250)228-6682.

2 ANTIQUE stained glass dows, matching pattern. is 2’ 11” x 3’ 3”, the other 11” x 4’ 3”. $50 obo. Lv 250-720-5756

FUEL/FIREWOOD

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

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cfmclean@shaw.ca We Deliver!! COASTAL MOUNTAIN FIREWOOD- Call 250-468-9660. 1-866-768-8886 (Nanoose). 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. WOODEN TABLE, apt-sized, round, golden tone with 2 matching chairs, as new, $275. (250)752-1304.

JEWELS, FURS LADIES FULL length dark mink tail coat. 100% Handmade in Edmonton, AB by Alan Marcus of Regal furs with only tails, beautiful pattern. Cold stored every winter, classic elegant style. Originally purchased $11,500.00 Asking $500. Lv. Msg. 250-720-5756

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE DINETTE SET, 4 chairs, white, $75. Sofa bed, $100, recliner w/ ottoman, brown vinyl, like new, $75. Apartment sized piano (Heitzman) $500, china cabinet, $350. Please call (250)752-4400. HONDA POWERED generator, EM5000, $800. 10” Dewalt 770 radio arm table saw, $75. Call 250)757-8724. 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.

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

FOR SALE BY OWNER

HOUSES FOR SALE

APARTMENT/CONDO

SEASONAL ACCOMMODATION

SUITES, UPPER

CARS

QUALICUM, 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo with yard, 6 appl.’s included, N/S, N/P. Avail. Mar 1st. $900 p/m. 250-248-9177

$449 CABO San Lucas, all inclusive Special! Stay 6 Days in a Luxury Beachfront Resort with Meals & Drinks! For $449! www.luxurycabo hotel.com 1-888-481-9660.

PARKSVILLE- 2 bdrm upper suite, 2 bath, ocean view, pets considered, hydro incld, steps to beach, lots of parking. Avail Feb 15. $1200. 250-338-3169.

SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: www.Norwood Sawmills.com/400OT or call 1800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDINGS/Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

STORE LIQUIDATION PRETTYTHINGS GIFT SHOPPE

CAMPBELL RIVER Beautiful 1765sq ft. 3 bd/2 bth bungalow on cul-de-sac. Large entrance, fam. rm. sun rm, open liv/din rm, 3/4� oak ooring, nicely landscaped, enclosed backyard, covered patio, sideyard RV parking with hookups, HEAT PUMP, 5 appls. $282,000.00. 250-923-7010

HOUSES FOR SALE

(In Wembley Mall)

EVERYTHING MUST GO!

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE BY OWNER

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 oors & 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 smartytwo@hotmail.com

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES

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

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

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PARKSVILLE, 1 bdrm, 500 sq ft, new renos, treed. $750 incl. hydro 250-954-3522 QUALICUM BAY- 1 bdrm cottage, 800sq ft, $700mo, priv setting, all utils incld except heat, N/S, pets neg with dep. Avail Now. (250)240-2335.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES DOWNTOWN QUALICUM- 3 bdrms, 3 bath sxs Duplex, 5 appls, storage shed. NS/NP. Available Mar 1. $950/mo. Call (250)752-9821. ERRINGTON 2-BDRM $750 p/m and 1-Bdrm $700 p/m, full bath, hydro, satellite, laundry facilities incl. References required. Call: 250-248-5166 or 250-668-0580. PARKSVILLE, NEAR estuary, 3 bdrm, 1500 sq ft, parking, 5 appls, ďŹ replace, lge yard, storage. Quiet tenants only, absolutely no smoking, no pets. One year lease. $975 mo. Call 250-954-0193. QUALICUM BEACH: Downtown 1 bdrm+ den duplex. F/S, coin operated laundry. NS/NP 850/mo + util’s, ref’s req’d avail. Mar 1. Call Sian 250752-9833.

MOBILE HOMES & PADS

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APARTMENT/CONDO 10 MINS from Qualicum, recently re-decorated, grd level. $550+ utils. Avail now. Call 1250-954-4018.

ERRINGTON, 3 bdrm Duplex, 2 baths, 3 private decks, sauna, elec wood heat, $1100 mo, avail March. 1. (250)724-5537.

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

PARKSVILLE, 3 bdrm, 2 bath Rancher on priv, fully fenced lot. New kitchen, ooring, 5 appls, immac cond, $1400 mo. Avail Feb. 15. (250)954-7088.

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FENCING

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255 HIRST Ave- 1 & 2 bdrm, $725 & $875. Call Ardent Properties. www.ardentproperties.com (250)753-0881. 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 2 bdrm, 2 bath. Seniors Supportive Independent Living. Best value on Vancouver Island. Free housekeeping. Walk to shops & beach. Call 250-468-1465. PARKSVILLE, Brand new luxury apartments (2 left) on Weld St. 6 stainless steel appliances, granite c/tops, some with ocean view. Centrally located, small pets ok, N/S bldg. Avail Immed. 250-468-9811. PARKSVILLE, LUXURIOUS 2 bdrm condo, 2 bath, ďŹ replace, patio, prkg incl’d, $1100 mo + utils. Call (250)713-1025. PARKSVILLE SPACIOUS 2 bdrm apt. Quiet bldg, centrally located. H/W,storage,parking, $775.00 p/mo. Avail Feb. 1st. Call 250-248-5431 PARKSVILLE- X-LARGE 2 bdrm. Security camera & parking incl’d. D/W, W/D optional. Laminate, new paint. Near beach, downtown. Small pet ok. $800 mo plus. Please call 250-248-8592.

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

STORAGE 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.

QUALICUM BEACH, 2 bdrms, 1200 sq ft, W/D, F/S, D/W, 1.5 bath, newly reno’d, quiet, ocean front, 10 mins to town, $975 mo hydro incl’d. Avail now. Call (250)594-5775.

TOWNHOUSES PARKSVILLE, SPACIOUS 2 bdrm, 2 bath reno’d Townhome, Seniors 55+, wheelchair friendly. N/S, 1 pet ok. Avail Feb. 15th, $1100 mo + utils. Call Ron (250)741-4422 Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty.

TRANSPORTATION

PARKSVILLE (SANDPIPER) clean 1 bdrm entry level, 6 appls, shower. Heat, light, Starchoice, some furn, shed. $800./mo N/S, Quiet. Call: 250-738-0092. Avail immed.

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

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

TRUCKS & VANS

HORSESHOE BAY, fully furn suite, $1200 incls prkg & utils, yard, 2 min walk to ferry & bus. Avail now. 778-898-4263. LITTLE QUALICUM River, bright, spacious 1 bdrm grd r. NS/NP. Refs req’d. $450+ cable. Call (250)240-6833.

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

NEAR WEMBLEY- large 2 bdrm, newly reno’d. Call 250951-3530.

2001 CHEVY 3/4 Ton Van, low mileage, good shape. $3,500. Phone (250)714-2804

PARKSVILLE- new 1 bdrm suite, all inclusive. Refs. Avail Mar 1. $675. 1-(250)999-3513. 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 immed. refs req. $760. 250-752-3557.

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TITAN, 9’ Dinghy, Solid Aluminum bottom. New, never used. $1500.00 Please Call 250738-0060

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SMALLER home, very private, NS/NP. Discount to Seniors or disable. $650. (250)248-6554. SPACIOUS & Comfortable - 4 bdrm home on Eaglecrest Dr. 2600 sqft, 3 bth, 5 appl. Dble gar, NS. NP. Ref’s req. $1,650 /mth. + util. Avail. Mar 1- call Jenn @ 250-228-0182

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OFFICE/RETAIL 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. QUALICUM, 184 West 2nd Ave. 1890 sq ft, air cond. retail / professional. 250-951-8283 QUALICUM BEACH (2nd Ave.), approx 2000 sq ft, 7 rooms main oor (ofďŹ ce/retail), 3 upstairs possible living space. Call 250-629-6644.

2005 CHEVY Trail Blazer LS Exc cond. 103,000km’s, 6cyl auto, air, cruise, privacy glass, many extras. $9,995. Call after 5pm or leave msg. 1 (250)754-0725

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

DEPARTURE BAY spacious 1bdrm open concept, ground level suite. Private entry, F/S/DW, shr’d lndry, prkng. $750 incl. heat/hydro. N/S, N/P, Refs Req. (250)585-1067

QUALICUM BEACH: Little Qualicum River Village. 3 bdrms, 3 bath, new house w/ loft, propane F/P, garage, N/S, small pet ok, $1100/mo + utils. Avail Apr 1st. Call Tracey, 250-752-5505.

WHISKEY CREEK. 4-Bdrm house, mature, responsible person, on acreage, avail March. 1, $1100 mo + hydro. N/P, N/S. 250-753-7834.

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

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COTTAGES

2 BR mobile in Hilliers avail 1 March. New renos. Quiet tenants only. No dogs. $650/mnth. Call John 250 2487953.

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

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1-BDRM CONDO, Downtown Qualicum. Deck, storage, covered parking, gas ďŹ replace, 5 appl’s. NS/NP. Avail Oct. 1st. $800./mo. Call (250)752-3419.

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DIRECT INSURANCE B.C. MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS

‘Best team out there’ from the start Along the way, Bilesky also beat two-time defending champion Jim Cotter CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1

The disappointed foursome left the rink immediately after the final rock and skipped the closing ceremony and medal presentations. Bilesky and the boys on the other hand enjoyed every minute of it, earnestly excited and savouring the moment with family and friends. “To be honest I thought they were the best team out there — from start to finish,” team coach Neil Houston from Port Moody said after. Along the way, Team Bilesky beat the two-time defending champion Jim Cotter twice in the preliminary rounds to help end their run. “It’s what I said earlier, right,” tournament chair Penny Shantz confirmed after the game, referring to an earlier prediction. “They were unstoppable.”  As much a win of attrition as clutch shot-making, Bilesky had to come out of the C Event “so they came the tough way, that’s for sure.” Bilesky and the boys lost out of the A Event, then lost out in the B Event, but third time was the charm as they went unbeaten down the stretch. The team played

10 games from Wednesday morning on. “They came the tough way but they just kept gaining momentum, and you could kind of feel that,” said Shantz. According to the stats board, at one point late in the game Bilesky was shooting in the 90 per cent range. Pierce was in a position to score in the sixth when  Bilesky made a great shot, drawing against three of Pierce’s rocks and parking it right on the bottom to go up 5-1.  “It would have been a totally different game had he missed that,” said Shantz. “It would have allowed Brent back in the game, but he didn’t let him back in the whole game.” “It’s really nice to see that for B.C.; a nice young team like that. It shows that we have some good young curlers.” This is only the team’s second year together. Bilesky (New Westminster), third Steve Kopf (Coquitlam), second Derek Errington (New Westminster) and lead Aaron Watson (Surrey), “have been working towards this game since the day we teamed up,” Bilesky said between hugs and high fives.

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Skip Andrew Bilesky and his rink is heading to Edmonton for the Tim Horton’s Brier March 2-10 as B.C. champion.

“Everybody played great — everybody,” he said. Bilesky and Errington have both been to a national competition as juniors, but this was their debut at the B.C. Mens’. Bilesky and the boys now shift their at-

tention to the 2013 Tim Hortons Brier in Edmonton March 2-10 where they’ll be playing alongside and against the likes of Canadian curling legends Kevin Martin (Alberta), Jeff Stoughton (Manitoba) and Glenn Howard (Ontario).

TENNIS

Racquetman to receive President’s Award JAMES CL ARKE

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Wins and rankings are always nice and the mentoring he does to give back to the game, but being selected as a 2012 Presidents Award recipient by Tennis BC “is really special.” “I didn’t know anything about this — I was absolutely shocked,” Parksville’s most decorated tennis player, Gordon Verge, 78, said when The NEWS caught up with him. “Never in my wildest dreams did I expect something like this,” he said, modest as always. “Someone must have nominated me. I’ll probably never know who it was, but it’s really nice.” Verge, aka Racquetman, is coming off another stellar season which saw him ranked No. 1 in B.C. in Mens 75 singles and No. 3 in doubles. Earlier this year Verge made his eighth straight trip oversees representing Cana-

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Parksville’s Gordon Verge has been named as a recipient of Tennis BC’s prestigious 2012 President’s Award.

da at the World Tennis Championships — this last one in Croatia. It was also the fourth straight year Tennis Canada selected him to be team captain. Verge, who is on the mend from knee surgery and itching to get back out on

the court, only got wind of the award two weeks ago. “I’m getting a bit antsy — I haven’t played for four weeks. I want to get back on the court, but slowly. I’m going to to have to miss the fist tournament Feb. 15 in Richmond,” he groused good-naturedly. In the meantime, he did get a good tennis fix as he was front and centre at the recent Davis Cup action in Vancouver. According to Carey Summerfelt, manager of recognition and stewardship for the provincial government’s viaSport, the annual President’s Awards, now in its 19th year, “promotes and celebrate the spirit of volunteerism by giving member organizations an opportunity to acknowledge and thank an individual who has demonstrated outstanding dedication and commit-

ment to their organization.” A certified tennis instructor since 1995, Gordon has also been a high school tennis coach for 15 years while coaching and mentoring junior players through his involvement at area clubs. Born in 1934, Gord’s mother taught him how to play tennis in the streets of his hometown Sydney, N.S., because kids weren’t allowed at the club until age 10. As he grew older, Gordon showed enough promise the adults wanted to play him. He would play in a few junior national championships, winning Nova Scotia’s provincial championships in 1950. At 20 he became an optician, and after adding a marriage and two sons to his career, Verge didn’t have the time for tennis anymore and in 1965 he hung up his racquet. See STILL GOING, page A35

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The International Selects Hockey Program picked Cody Shepheard from Oceanside Minor Hockey at their annual international peewee tryout camp  to join the Western Canada Selects (WCAN) hockey team. According to ISP’s Brad Church, more than 300 invited players from across North America turned out in St. Albert, Alberta Jan. 2-3 to compete for 68 positions, with those selected invited to the program’s international spring training camp in Stockholm, Sweden and the World Selects U12 Invitational Championship in Helsinki, Finland this April/May.  Shepheard, who plays Tier 2 Peewee Rep for OMHA, leads the local team in scoring with around 50 points in 30 games. “Cody was superb at the tryout,” said Church, head coach and former professional hockey player. “He not only showed he has the skill to be a top hockey prospect but also demonstrated great leadership and passion on the ice.” The selection committee he said consisted of independent hockey evaluators including himself, former pro Nathan Dempsey, Ottawa Senators’ goalie consultant John Stevenson and other professional scouts. According to Church, Selects Hockey is an elite hockey prospect development program owned by Selects Sports Management, Inc. Since 2003, Selects Hockey has worked with top 1216 year old players across North America and Europe to expose them to all avenues of hockey to facilitate opportunities at the NCAA, junior and professional levels.  Selects Hockey’s growing list of NHL alumni is led by future stars Matt Duchene (Colorado Avalanche), Logan Couture (San Jose Sharks), Kevin Shattenkirk (St. Louis Blues), Sam Gagner (Edmonton Oilers) and Ryan O’Reilly (Colorado Avalanche). The program has helped over 175 players receive NCAA scholarships over the past nine years to schools such as Harvard, Boston University, Boston College, University of Michigan and many more. Shepheard, 11, and a student at QBMS, has also earned a spot in the lineup with the Vancouver Selects’ Vancouver Blue team, a high performance AAA hockey association part of the Durham Hockey Institute (DHI) and one of the top three spring teams in B.C. The Blue start up the first week of April and their season runs through to mid-July. Cody and company — all the kids at this level were born in 2001 —  will make the trip over to Vancouver every weekend, and the team will play in some big tournaments, competing against some of the top Peewee teams in North America. All the kids are born 2001 at that level. The Select Blue travel to Toronto for a big tourney May 2-6 that will include teams like the Jr. Anaheim Ducks and Jr. LA Kings as well as a team from Czechoslovakia.

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Shepheard started playing about five years ago, and his favourite NHL player, not surprisingly, is Sid the Kid — Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins. “He’s definitely offensively gifted without a doubt,” Peewee A Gens’ coach Rob Noviello said of his first year Peewee Rep player. “He listens well, he works hard, and he gets along well with his teammates.” His new posting with the Selects in the meantime, is a huge commitment to be sure, but Cody wouldn’t have it any other way. “I just love it ...it’s really fun,” the young sniper shrugged nervously when asked about the busy schedule and what keeps him going.  Closer to home, Cody and his Peewee A Generals’ teammates finished the regular season sitting fifth in their seven team league, and, as reported last week, knocked off two teams above them in the standings last week to advance to their Island finals. GAME ON: The Peewee A Generals were home at Howie Meeker Arena Sunday against the Powell River Kings in their VIAHL North Island final.  Both teams have already advanced to the four-team Peewee A Tier 2 Island finals which start the following week, but Sunday’s game (score unavailable at long weekend deadline) also determined seeding out of the north.

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Oceanside’s Atom Girls Icebreakers hockey team are feeling great about their game after knocking off their Island league’s top two teams. At home for two games last weekend, the local quad of 9-10 year olds carved out an 8-7 win over Campbell River in exhibition action Saturday, and returned to the rink Sunday for a big 5-2 league win over the first place Sooke Thunderbirds. It was Sooke’s first regular season loss. “It was,� said Icebreakers’ coach Vince Hall “by far our best game of the year. The girls played the system that we prepared to a tee.� Violet ‘the scoring machine’ MaCewan paced the Icebreakers with a hat trick, in that one, and Stephanie Beutler and Sammy Lillywhite

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