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A blaze that heavily damaged a townhouse block, left nine people temporarily homeless and sent one man to hospital for smoke inhalation, is the third

fire of 2013 caused by careless smoking. The fire broke out at about 6 a.m. Monday at Madrona Village townhouse complex at 25 Pryde Ave. Ennis Mond, Nanaimo Fire Rescue fire prevention officer, said investigators inspected the building and conducted interviews Monday, and determined the fire was started by a cigarette smouldering in a living room couch the man who was taken to hospital had fallen asleep on.

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Mond said a couple who were guests staying in the townhouse next door were alerted when they heard banging noises. “He looked out the back sliding glass door and saw a big red glow,” Mond said. The couple managed to get everyone up and out of the townhouse and then alerted residents in other units. The man from the townhouse the fire started in was discovered standing disoriented in his front

doorway by his neighbours. “He walks out, turns around and stands in the smoke and looks back in the house,” Mond said. He was released from hospital Monday afternoon. Neither he or the owner of the townhouse had fire insurance. The owners of three of the townhouses had fire insurance, but two sets of tenants did not. Madrona Village strata is insured, Mond said. ◆ See ‘FIRE’ /4

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A major land exchange that will see eight properties swapped between the city and Nanaimo school district was approved in principle Monday night by city council. The school board has also agreed in principle to the deal, and both parties will now enter a public process to begin the exchange that could take just under two years to complete. Ted Swabey, director of community safety and development, said some properties are more complicated than others with respect to the official community plan, zoning, road designations and surveying. In at least one case, an alternate approval process will need to be exercised for public approval to dispose of designated park land. “We’ll be doing this in phases, beginning with the simpler properties that we expect to complete by Sept. 30, 2013, and the second more complicated phase should be done by Dec. 31, 2014,” said Swabey. “Keeping in mind that this is an all or nothing type of exchange.” The school board approached the city last year to discuss the idea of trading properties that would mutually benefit both parties after reviewing its asset management plan. Properties scheduled to go from city ownership to the school board include 421 Franklyn St. (Quennell Square), 260 Irwin St. (former Princess Royal school), 400 Campbell St. (Pauline Haarer school) and 140 View St. (Bayview elementary). ◆ See ‘DEAL’ /6

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Board members named to NEDC Nanaimo city council made the first steps to replace Progress Nanaimo for appointing Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation board members Monday. The new policy will consist of two city councillors, one representative from the Regional District of Nanaimo and two community members. Councillors Fred Pattje and Diana Johnstone, and RDN director Howard Houle, were appointed to sit on the new committee. Two community members will be appointed at a later date. NEDC board members will be recommended to council, which will then consider the recommendations. If satisfied with the performance of current NEDC board members, council will only have to consider approving changes to one-third of the board to allow for continuity.

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The B.C. Liberals plan to balance the books next fiscal year by selling off assets and raising taxes. Finance Minister Mike de Jong tabled a $44-billion budget Tuesday that proposes to bring the province’s budget out of the red using a combination of asset sales, tax hikes, reining in spending and forecasted economic growth. Government expects to finish the current fiscal year ending in March with a $1.2-billion deficit. Budget 2013 identifies savings of close to $1.1 billion in ministries and Crown agencies over the next three years and spending growth is limited to an average of 1.5 per cent per year. Effective April 1, the corporate income tax rate will increase to 11 per cent from 10 per cent, and there will be a two-year, 2.1-per cent increase in the personal income tax rate for individuals earning more than $150,000, starting in 2014. The budget also proposes a fourper cent increase in Medical Services Plan premiums, effective next January, a tobacco tax hike of $2 a carton, and phasing out school property tax credits for light industry for the 2013 tax year. Also included are measures to benefit families, including a onetime grant of $1,200 toward a resident child’s Registered Education Savings Plan; a new B.C. Early Childhood Tax Benefit, giving

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Careful. That old beater pulled up next to you at a traffic light might have a cop behind the wheel. Police in Nanaimo are taking the road less travelled to catch distracted drivers through February by driving cars that don’t look anything like police vehicles. Dodge minivans, old Toyota Camrys, Chevy Cavaliers and other vehicles in Nanaimo RCMP’s fleet have been rolled out to catch people blabbing on cellphones, fiddling

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this before instead of us running deficits for the last four years,” he said. As for the savings in ministries that the budget identifies, Krog said this will mean service cuts and people won’t be so thrilled with a balanced budget if they can’t access basic services. “It appears to be a budget from a government that is stumbling towards an election,” he said, adding it will be hard for people to trust the numbers after the Liberals’ last budget before an election promised a deficit of $495 million and it turned out to be closer to $1.8 billion. Budget 2013 was reviewed by an independent consultant, economist Dr. Tim O’Neill, who ruled the budget well-founded except for the natural gas forecast.

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Nanaimo police go incognito to catch distracted drivers with GPS units and fooling around with other electronic devices in their cars when they’re supposed to be paying attention to their driving. “We’ll have members in those kinds of cars looking for people that are texting or on their cellphones,” said Const. Shawn Parker of Nanaimo RCMP’s municipal traffic unit. “We’re also doing normal enforcement during the course of our duties and we’ll use a spotting scope. They’ve got pretty good distance on them and with that we can certainly see people on their

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Krog also questions the Liberals’ proposal to sell off surplus assets and properties totalling $625 million over the next two years. “These are vacant lands in urban areas where the demand for public facilities is going to increase,” he said. Lisa Trimmer, Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce treasurer, said the chamber is happy to see the province has fulfilled its commitment to return to a balanced budget. “From a business perspective, we know that it’s pretty important to balance your balance sheet,” she said. Trimmer said the chamber is also happy there will no tax increase for small business – the increase affects mid- to large-business and even with the increase, B.C. is still competitive with other provinces. Ellen Oxman, president of the Nanaimo, Duncan and District Labour Council, said in a press release that working and middle class families will continue to bear the brunt of stagnant wages and higher charges for medical services, tuition fees and hydro. Elizabeth Pennell, Nanaimo school district’s coordinator of early learning and community liaison, said the benefits for families are a step in the right direction, but not enough. More child care spaces are needed, but they also need to be more affordable, she said. “Parents are paying as much for child care as they are for their mortgage,” said Pennell. “I think the issues of affordability and sustainability are still there.”

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families with young children up to $55 per child per month, which doesn’t come into effect until 2015; and an Early Years Strategy that will invest $76 million over three years to support the creation of new child-care spaces and improve the quality of child care and other early years services. Parksville-Qualicum Liberal MLA Ron Cantelon called the budget the result of a lot of hard work and fiscal discipline. “Overall, it’s a very responsible budget that puts us in good shape,” he said. “It’s kind of boring, but boring is the new normal. You talk to business people and they recognize it’s a different world now – you can’t expect things to just rebound. I feel very good about it, that we’re not having to saddle our children and grandchildren with debt.” Cantelon said careful management of budgets by health authorities, the new drug pricing regulation and moderate wage increases will keep health care spending increases to an annual average of 2.6 per cent – historically, the average annual increases have been more like six per cent. He expects the tax increases won’t be greeted enthusiastically but will be reasonably well tolerated and emphasized that the personal income tax increase is only temporary. Nanaimo NDP MLA Leonard Krog said the proposal to increase taxes for business and higherincome individuals are similar to what the NDP would do should it form government in May, but he sees this move as the Liberals’ former policy chickens finally coming home to roost. “They should have been doing

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A new program in Nanaimo is diverting perishable food from the landfill to feed hungry people in the community. Food 4U is a partnership between Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank and grocery stores, food wholesalers and trucking companies. Since September, the food bank has provided participating grocery stores with clean plastic donation bins and daily pickup of perishable food items. “It’s not just an initiative to get food to people who are hungry, it’s to get a better food system so we’re not, as a society, wasting thousands of kilograms of food each day,” said Peter Sinclair, Loaves and Fishes executive director. “We’re just super excited about it and the response we’re getting from the community.” The food that ends up in the bins includes a wide range of produce, dairy, deli and meat department products that have either a best before date that has just passed or the items are nearing the best before date, he said.

Sinclair said Food Banks Canada guidelines are followed, which indicate that some items can be consumed safely as much as a week after the best before date as long as the items are stored properly. Often the food bank receives items such as milk that has a best before date about a week in advance of the donation – customers often reach to the back of the fridge to pick the cartons with the later best before dates – or items like pre-packaged boxes of strawberries where one strawberry has gone mouldy, but all the others are fine. Sinclair said donating it to the food bank instead has a financial benefit because the store does not have to pay to recycle packaging and dispose of the product. Haarsma Waste Innovations provides free waste disposal, recycling and compost services for the program. Since September, the program has brought in more than 40,000 kilograms of food with a total value of more than $200,000 and that is just with two stores participating, although a third store recently signed on, said Sinclair. “The potential for growth here is huge,” he said. “It’s not just a financial thing for [stores]. They realize it’s the right thing to do in the community. Often we have so much of it, we’re saying to

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School board looks to expand daycare Trustees want district staff to investigate the potential for putting childcare facilities in secondary schools across the city. The issue came up at a committee meeting last month when Amy Collum from Little Ferns Early Learning Centre gave a presentation to the board on the program, which operates out of a building next to John Barsby Secondary School. The facility, built about six years ago using a $500,000 grant from the province, houses one of 39 young

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Cash, lottery tickets lifted from market Ladysmith RCMP are tracking down the suspects behind an early morning convenience store break and enter. The Chuckwagon Market, in Ladysmith’s North Oyster district at 13672 Cedar Rd. on the south intersection of Cedar and Yellow Point roads, suffered extensive damage and lost an undisclosed amount of cash and lottery tickets when it was broken into early Monday. Police retrieved security footage from the store that showed two men climb onto the roof of the building at about 4:30 a.m. and squeeze through a small window to get into the store. Both suspects wore black balaclavas and black hoodies. One of the hoodies had a logo with writing on the sleeve. One male is described as tall and thin. The second is shorter with an average build. A newer model, ivory colour, fourdoor car be seen outside the store might be associated to the incident. Const. Joanne Ruppenthal with the Ladysmith RCMP detachment said there have been several other break-ins and attempted break-ins in the area in recent weeks. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Ladysmith RCMP at 250-255-2215 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-8477 or online at www.nanaimocrime stoppers.com.

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AcroYoga takes participants to new heights Partner practice blends acrobatics, massage with traditional elements BY NIOMI PEARSON THE NEWS BULLETIN

The ‘Cirque du Soleil’ of yoga has arrived in Nanaimo. Blending the elements of acrobatics with yoga and Thai massage, AcroYoga is not your average run-of-the-mat practice. “It’s ridiculously fun, it’s fantastic for the core and it’s a really neat way of taking your yoga practice and adding in a lot of communication with another person, and a lot of trust,” said Stephanie Green, owner of OmTown Yoga, which has offered workshops in AcroYoga since opening in March 2011. “It’s an amazing practice where you’re using each other’s bodies and playing with balance and strength to create some amazing flows.” From simple poses like the folded leaf or bird, to more advanced poses like the floating camel or scorpion star, AcroYoga is not a solitary exercise like other forms of yoga. The practice is performed with two people – one person who serves as the ‘base’ and the other as the ‘flier.’ Sometimes a third person can participate as a ‘spotter.’ Because AcroYoga requires an up-closeand-personal approach in its poses, it also incorporates the benefits of letting go, playfulness, and building trust and communication with a partner as people work through the movements. The massage element of the practice is not only good for the body but also helps strengthen the bond between partners. Green said she first got a taste for AcroYoga in California and has since tried to bring instructors to Nanaimo. OmTown hosts monthly workshops for beginners, advance workshops every two months, and AcroJam sessions for those who have already participated in a workshop.

ABOVE: From left to right: Stephanie Green, Sarah-Jane Smith and Jennifer Kerluck participate in an AcroYoga workshop held Saturday at OmTown Yoga in downtown Nanaimo. Combining acrobatics, the zen of yoga, and the benefits of Thai Massage, the practice helps people connect with others. LEFT: Xenius Nielsen advances from the ‘Folded Leaf’ position with the help of Lianne Rear. NIOMI PEARSON THE NEWS BULLETIN

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City works with chamber, university on new initiative The City of Nanaimo, Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce and Vancouver Island University announced this week they will collaborate in an effort to install an initiative that will help Nanaimo succeed in the future. Last year, the chamber introduced its Successful Cities initiative, which highlights steps that civic leaders and organizations can take to ensure a prosperous future for Nanaimo and its residents.

Twelve elements of Successful Cities were incorporated into the city’s corporate strategic plan prior to its adoption last July. “VIU supports the notion that Successful Cities requires a solid foundation composed of a wellplanned built environment, vibrant culture and economic sectors, healthy natural environment and resilient social fabric,” said Ralph Nilson, president of the university. “VIU looks forward to continuing

to contribute to the discussion as Nanaimo continues to transition to one of B.C.’s most successful cities.” The chamber’s Successful Cities committee and the city’s Progress Nanaimo committee will join to form a new committee that will help guide the initiative forward. Mike Delves, chairman of the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce, said the final model of the Successful Cities initiative was

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Nanaimo News Bulletin Thursday, February 21, 2013

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Poor judgment not an excuse Monday’s structure fire in a townhouse complex on Pryde Avenue marked Nanaimo’s third blaze this year started by careless smoking. Like the previous two fires in January, this one was started by a cigarette left burning unattended. In all three cases the fires broke out in multiple-family dwellings and not only displaced residents, but endangered lives. So far, luckily, no lives ACTS THAT were lost. put lives or The results of the property at investigation into the cause risk cannot be of Monday’s fire – and tolerated even the discovery that there if an accident. was evidence of only one working smoke alarm in four townhouses affected by the blaze – prompted Ennis Mond, Nanaimo Fire Rescue fire prevention officer, to predict it’s just a matter of time before Nanaimo has another fire fatality. Those words from a man who has seen the results of death by fire first hand and is becoming increasingly frustrated that people just don’t get it when it comes to smoking in bed and non-functioning smoke alarms. Accidents happen, and some people get away with careless behaviour for years, even lifetimes without an incident. But roll the dice enough times and sooner or later the luck runs out with tragic consequences that are preventable. It begs the question: should there be legal consequences for those who smoke in bed and start fires that imperil the lives of innocent people? There already are laws for speeding and drinking or texting while driving. So why not consequences for other forms of behaviour equally dangerous to life and property? It’s clear pounding the message over and over to some people is not working – isn’t it time to consider alternatives?

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Province’s gas boom is real, all right Whether Christy Clark’s numbered for industrial traffic. government survives the May Hydraulic fracturing, already in election or not, the natural gas use when our farm was drilled, has “prosperity fund” idea floated been combined with directional in last week’s throne speech is a drilling to open up new supplies. useful one. A farming community called B.C. is poised to join Alberta Montney is the latest hot play, in the upper rank of energy yielding not only shale gas but producing jurisdictions, with an petroleum liquids, which are expanding network of natural gas valuable for diluting heavy oil collection, refining and among other things. processing into liquid B.C. has never B.C. for export. seen this kind VIEWS Clark’s pre-election of international throne speech proposed investment interest Tom Fletcher a resource fund similar before. Initial projects Black Press to Alberta’s heritage have been joined by fund that would be global players such reserved for debt as British Gas, and reduction and major Mitsubishi, a key player projects, rather than in Japan’s replacement spent on programs, of its devastated which tends to happen nuclear power program. under the political Spectra Energy, which pressure of four-year operates one of North election cycles. America’s biggest gas processing Opposition politicians and media plants at Fort Nelson and has commentators dismissed this as a another one under construction pre-election stunt. They note that nearby, has begun work on a third the LNG industry in B.C. doesn’t plant near Dawson Creek. Spectra exist yet, and may never produce and British Gas have also proposed the hundreds of billions of dollars the latest of several pipelines, projected over the next 30 years. to move all this gas to an LNG I returned for a visit to B.C.’s terminal at Prince Rupert. The northeast earlier this month, and Kitimat-Prince Rupert region I can tell you the gas boom is real. now has at least five proposed My parents homesteaded east of terminals, with investors including Dawson Creek near the Alberta Shell, Chevron, ExxonMobil and border in 1962, and I recall when state players from China and our farm was drilled for gas by Korea. All this is happening as Gulf Canada 40 years ago. shale gas is developed across the Many more gas wells have been U.S. as well. drilled since then, and country As with oil, Canada is a captive roads have been widened and of the U.S. market, and the flood

of new gas supply has the North American price at rock bottom. At least B.C. hopes it’s the bottom. Gas royalties passed forest income to the B.C. treasury many years ago, and now as the forest industry struggles to recover, the province faces tumbling revenues from gas. Why would B.C.’s shale gas be seen as a priority for new global investment in LNG? For one thing, we’re a stable democratic country with a mature industry and competent regulation. Secondly, the shipping advantage of the Kitimat and Prince Rupert ports to the Pacific Rim has finally been recognized internationally, as coal, forest products, grain and container traffic has climbed in recent years. B.C. has another advantage that appears to be increasingly important. The shale gas deposits are deep, under a kilometre or more of solid rock, and most are in remote, sparsely inhabited locations. That adds cost to the pipeline system, but it has a benefit. At the beginning of the year I predicted that the international protest movement that dishonestly targets Alberta oil would soon turn to demonizing natural gas. That pseudo-scientific attack has begun, right here in B.C. I’ll have more in a subsequent column. ◆ Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca


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There are faces behind homelessness To the Editor, Re: Uplands housing project reaches permit stage, Feb. 12. It is so good to hear an update from one of the other supportive housing buildings that will house some of the chronically and frequently homeless in Nanaimo. I recently had two friends, Carol Mickey and

Rowena Mack, die who were among those who spent extended periods of time on the streets and there is no doubt their overall health suffered from it. Carol, Rowena and others are why some of us have been pushing for this housing for years. While their passing has saddened many in the community, both were in the end housed

– among the first to be housed at the Wesley Street complex. They were no longer homeless, they had finally found a home. This type of housing is essential to our community so that we in Nanaimo can proudly say that to the best of our ability, no person will die living on the streets. While there are many

who disagree with providing supportive housing to the homeless, the benefits of doing so far outweigh not. Let Nanaimo be a leading example that other communities can follow in looking after the less fortunate. Carol and Rowena: you will be missed. Gordon W. Fuller Nanaimo

Readers respond: Feedback on news items Station owners part of problem To the Editor, Re: Fill up in Ladysmith, Letters, Feb. 16. Moments after reading Don Porter’s advice to fill up in Ladysmith where gasoline is so much cheaper than Nanaimo, I was driving along Bowen Road when I noticed Husky had suddenly increased its price to $132.9 per litre. Are they crazy? Why is gas so much more expensive in Nanaimo? I, and I’m sure others, would like to know. If you call one of these stations to ask why the price has gone up, they will tell you they are not allowed to discuss the matter. Don’t these gas station owners realize that by putting the price up, sales go down? Some business people don’t seem to understand this fact. Diana Walker Nanaimo

Territory gains done illegally To the Editor, Re: United Nations backed forming state of Israel, Letters, Feb. 16. The United Nations did indeed support the formation of the state

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minations as an established right under international law applies to the territory and to the Palestinian people. Accordingly, the exercise of such right entitles the Palestinian people to a state of their own as originally envisaged in Resolution 181.” Until Israel recognizes the limitations on its borders established by the UN and international law, it remains an illegal regime and the international community, if we are indeed a community of laws rather than warmongering opportunists, should condemn its continuing oppression of the Palestinian people within the occupied territories. Liz Fox Lantzville

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They claim to want justice and “their rights,” however, they refuse to grant the same to the Israelis. There is no way that rational people will continue to support the irrational. There is no possible appeasement of illogical hatred. P. D. Good Nanaimo

To the Editor, Re: United Nations backed forming state of Israel, Letters, Feb. 16. Regrettably, y it’s past time to recognize that the war of words between those who support Israel and those who back the Arabs, is an exercise of futility that will not be resolved in the same manner. It’s been said numerous times that if a madman is advocating genocide, he should be believed and dealt with appropriately. That resolution is seldom peaceful; witness the Second World War and the result of Hitler’s hatred of the Jews. The reality is that Israel will eventually be victorious, even if bloodied. The present people called Palestinians are the same ones called Philistines in the Bible and their hatred of the Israelis is just as real now as it was then. Present personal opinions are totally irrelevant and incapable of resolving anything. Any dispassionate study of the comments of the leading Palestinians will reveal exactly how illogical their reasoning and comments are.

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land base is suitable despite city peoples’ for growing food. efforts to grow food According to a study in community plots, by Statistics Canada, on green roofs and by our spreadguerrilla ing cities gardening. SCIENCE sprawl over Though MATTERS what was there are David Suzuki once mostly strong, with Faisal Moola farmland. sprawlUrban uses busting have conpolicies in sumed more provinces than 7,400 such as square kiloOntario, metres of with its dependable Greenbelt agricultural Act and land in recent decades Greater Golden Horse– an area almost three shoe Growth Plan, times the size of and British Columbia, Prince Edward Island. with its renowned Almost half of CanAgricultural Land ada’s urban base now Reserve, our urbanoccupies land that izing ways aren’t slowonly a few generations ing. ago was farmed. Most A recent study by of it can never be used the David Suzuki for agriculture again, Foundation examined

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February 22, 23, 24, 2013

2013 HOME EXPO Nanaimo’s Building, Renovation and Decor Show! Show Hours:

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anaimo’s premier show of the year starts Friday. See the latest and the best products & services for your home and outdoor living at one location in three big, action-packed days!

On behalf of the Show O Management, over 80 M exhibitors, we would e llike to welcome area rresidents to the 25th Annual Nanaimo Spring n Home Expo. It promises H tto be excellent! You’ll be stimulated, inspired, b and entertained...all for a ffree! Come find decorators, C builders, remodellers, designers, suppliers and other professionals with expertise in the home improvement and design industry. This show emphasizes on the finishing touches that make a house a “home” and the resources to make you home a “masterpiece”!

Save thousands on home improvements and renovations. There are prizes to be won, live demonstrations and get free advice from the region’s professionals to make your home fix ups easy. Come to the 25th Annual Nanaimo Spring Home Expo 2013, Feb. 22-24 at the Beban Park Auditorium, 2300 Bowen Road. Admission is FREE all weekend at Nanaimo’s final spring show. Don Whitman Show Manager Evergreen Exhibitions Ltd.

3 BIG DAYS!!

FEBRUARY 22 - 24, 2013

EXHIBITOR LIST

A Coat of Many Colours Painting..................250-729-9113 Accent Garage Doors .....................................250-812-5615 Alcor Aluminum Van Isle...............................250-589-5863 Bartle & Gibson .............................................250-758-1771 Bath Fitterr ...................................................... 250-418-8827 BC Hydro-Public Affairs and Power Smartt ... 604-623-3802 Budget Blinds of Nanaimo.............................250-751-8564 Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens.................... 250-722-2244 Centra Windows Ltd. ..................................... 604-882-5010 CHIC Liquid Vinyl System............................ 250-740-5225 City Tile ......................................................... 250-729-9766 Coastal Energy Ltd......................................... 250-268-4328 Colonial Countertops Ltd............................... 250-758-5132 Complete Window Service............................. 250-248-5959 Coombs Country Candy................................. 250-724-0033 Crossland Storage Sheds ................................ 250-751-4885 Donnelly Skylights......................................... 250-618-7126 Eclipse Technologies Inc. .............................. 250-758-5477 Enviro Foam Insulation.................................. 250-730-2401 ESCCO Soil & Erosion.................................. 250-753-7161 Eye For Detail Construction Ltd.................... 250-816-1771

First Memorial Funeral Services.................... 250-754-8333 GEM Fabrications .......................................... 250-754-5174 IIS Insulation.................................................. 250-729-9113 Infinite Granite ............................................... 250-729-1447 Interlock Industries ........................................ 604-953-1000 Ironwood Shakes ............................................ 250-898-7008 Island BenderBoard ....................................... 250-927-1200 Island Custom Garage .................................... 250-740-5028 Island Smart Irrigation Systems ..................... 250-667-4424 JW Sales & Marketing .................................. 604-307-3129 Lassman Flooring........................................... 250-667-2146 McLean Mill NHS & Port Alberni Pacific Railway............................................ 250-723-1379 Modern Aluminum & Vinyl Products Ltd. .... 604-485-2451 Nanaimo Hearing Clinic ................................ 250-585-4100 Neighbourhood Sound & Security Ltd. ......... 250-760-2008 Nutri-Lawn ..................................................... 250-954-1140 Options Home & Garden ............................... 250-741-1751 Orca Tubs ....................................................... 250-244-4799 Pacific Homes ................................................ 250-743-5584 Price’s Alarms ................................................ 250-756-0212

Pride Painting ................................................. 250-816-1641 Protesa Cabinet Systems................................ 250-752-8871 Re/Max........................................................... 250-713-1223 Riplee’s Ranch Pet Food ................................ 250-722-2503 Safe & Sound Window Film ........................ 250-339-7003 Sharecost Rentals ........................................... 250-758-2401 Sole Mate ....................................................... 250-766-5444 Student Works Painting .................................. 604-987-6110 Studio Kitchens.............................................. 250-758-2566 Sun Life Financial ......................................... 250-729-7544 The Comfort Group Heating Corp. ................ 250-954-3680 The Kitchen Technician ................................. 250-756-1313 The SoakHouse .............................................. 250-758-7155 Todd Moore Plumbing ................................... 250-739-0440 Torry and Sons Plumbing & Heating Ltd. ..... 250-751-7863 Transitions Design Ltd................................... 250-585-1755 Twilight Wall Beds ......................................... 250-586-5554 Van Houtte Coffee.......................................... 250-753-4107 Van Isle Windows Ltd. ................................... 250-383-7128 VISI Weight Loss ...........................................250-618-7126 Windsor Plywood ........................................... 250-758-5122


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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Nanaimo News Bulletin 13

February 22, 23, 24, 2013

2013 HOME EXPO Nanaimo’s Building, Renovation and Decor Show! Show Hours:

• Over 80 Exhibiting Companies! • Fabulous Kitchens • Big Ideas • Lots of Inspiration • Tons of Information • Energy Saving Ideas • Outdoor Living Ideas • Show Discounts to SAVE YOU THOUSANDS!

Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm Sunday 1 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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NANAIMO SPRING HOME EXPO Message from the Show Manager...

Don Whitman Show Manager, Evergreen Exhibitions Ltd.

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anaimo’s premier show of the year starts Friday. See the latest and the best products & services for your home and outdoor living at one location in three big, action-packed days!

On behalf of the Show O Management, over 80 M exhibitors, we would e llike to welcome area rresidents to the 25th Annual Nanaimo Spring n Home Expo. It promises H tto be excellent! You’ll be stimulated, inspired, b and entertained...all for a ffree! Come find decorators, C builders, remodellers, designers, suppliers and other professionals with expertise in the home improvement and design industry. This show emphasizes on the finishing touches that make a house a “home” and the resources to make you home a “masterpiece”!

Save thousands on home improvements and renovations. There are prizes to be won, live demonstrations and get free advice from the region’s professionals to make your home fix ups easy. Come to the 25th Annual Nanaimo Spring Home Expo 2013, Feb. 22-24 at the Beban Park Auditorium, 2300 Bowen Road. Admission is FREE all weekend at Nanaimo’s final spring show. Don Whitman Show Manager Evergreen Exhibitions Ltd.

3 BIG DAYS!!

FEBRUARY 22 - 24, 2013

EXHIBITOR LIST

A Coat of Many Colours Painting..................250-729-9113 Accent Garage Doors .....................................250-812-5615 Alcor Aluminum Van Isle...............................250-589-5863 Bartle & Gibson .............................................250-758-1771 Bath Fitterr ...................................................... 250-418-8827 BC Hydro-Public Affairs and Power Smartt ... 604-623-3802 Budget Blinds of Nanaimo.............................250-751-8564 Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens.................... 250-722-2244 Centra Windows Ltd. ..................................... 604-882-5010 CHIC Liquid Vinyl System............................ 250-740-5225 City Tile ......................................................... 250-729-9766 Coastal Energy Ltd......................................... 250-268-4328 Colonial Countertops Ltd............................... 250-758-5132 Complete Window Service............................. 250-248-5959 Coombs Country Candy................................. 250-724-0033 Crossland Storage Sheds ................................ 250-751-4885 Donnelly Skylights......................................... 250-618-7126 Eclipse Technologies Inc. .............................. 250-758-5477 Enviro Foam Insulation.................................. 250-730-2401 ESCCO Soil & Erosion.................................. 250-753-7161 Eye For Detail Construction Ltd.................... 250-816-1771

First Memorial Funeral Services.................... 250-754-8333 GEM Fabrications .......................................... 250-754-5174 IIS Insulation.................................................. 250-729-9113 Infinite Granite ............................................... 250-729-1447 Interlock Industries ........................................ 604-953-1000 Ironwood Shakes ............................................ 250-898-7008 Island BenderBoard ....................................... 250-927-1200 Island Custom Garage .................................... 250-740-5028 Island Smart Irrigation Systems ..................... 250-667-4424 JW Sales & Marketing .................................. 604-307-3129 Lassman Flooring........................................... 250-667-2146 McLean Mill NHS & Port Alberni Pacific Railway............................................ 250-723-1379 Modern Aluminum & Vinyl Products Ltd. .... 604-485-2451 Nanaimo Hearing Clinic ................................ 250-585-4100 Neighbourhood Sound & Security Ltd. ......... 250-760-2008 Nutri-Lawn ..................................................... 250-954-1140 Options Home & Garden ............................... 250-741-1751 Orca Tubs ....................................................... 250-244-4799 Pacific Homes ................................................ 250-743-5584 Price’s Alarms ................................................ 250-756-0212

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Isle stewardship leads to awards Protecting the environment or enhancing a community in the Islands Trust area could earn an individual, business or group some recognition. Islands Trust is accepting nominations for its 12th annual Community Stewardship Awards, looking for those who have made a difference to life on the 13 major and more than 450 smaller islands between the B.C. mainland and southern Vancouver Island. “There are so many wonderful people who invest their energy, time and imagination into our communities and environment. This program is a way to acknowledge their work and initiative,” said Sheila Malcolmson, chairwoman

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Nanaimo Family Life Association tackles a full range of human emotions through a series of afternoon workshops this spring. The workshops run Mondays beginning March 4 from 12:30-3 p.m. at 1070 Townsite Rd., and include: healthy self-esteem, March 4; effective communication, March 11; personal boundaries, March 18; assertiveness skills, March 25; stress management, April 8; managing anger, April 15, conflict resolution, April 22; grief and loss, April 22; and creating change, May 6. To pre-register, please call 250-754-3331, ext. 716. Nanaimo Family Life Association was founded in 1967 as a non-profit private society, the first family life centre to operate in B.C. It’s mission is to provide support to children, youth, and families in the community. For more information, please e-mail: reception@nflabc.org or go to www.nflabc.org.

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Family singing group begins A new singing group for families has started in Nanaimo. The group for all ages offers people a chance to sing songs from multicultural traditions. The group meets every other Saturday. The next meetings are March 2, 16 and 30. Fees are $10 per session for an adult and child and $5 for each additional family member. For more information on the singing group or to register please call 250-729-6135 or go to www.moresingingplease. com.

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George Kulai, owner of Smokin’ George’s BBQ Restaurant, left, and John Catucci, host of the Food Network’s You Gotta Eat Here show, whip up something yummy in the restaurant kitchen. The episode starring the Nanaimo restaurant is scheduled to run on the Food Network March. 1.

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he smoking flavours of a Nanaimo restaurant are getting a chance to sizzle in the spotlight on the Food Network’s You Gotta Eat H show. Here Smokin’ George’s BBQ Restaurant will be featured in an episode scheduled to premiere on the network March 1. “It’s extremely humbling

and I feel very fortunate,” said George Kulai, owner of the restaurant. “It’s an absolute honour to even be considered.” The episode will examine three items: the smokin’ loaded baked potato, crispy chicken soft taco and pulled pork lasagna. “We’re looking for a good food story to tell,” said Rachel Horvath, supervising producer of the show. “George, he is doing traditional comfort food but with

a contemporary twist.” Kulai was working at Vancouver Island University as a food and beverage manager when he got the idea. He was previously a culinary instructor, but when the position was cut he took the desk job. But Kulai wanted to get back in the kitchen and create recipes for food lovers. “It’s a concept that isn’t done here to this degree – it is barbecue and barbecue only,” said Kulai. “We don’t

deviate from that style. I have a passion for food it is something I have been doing for 25 years.” The show has a research team that combs through online reviews and guidebooks. The team makes sure people are talking positively about the place. If the researchers feel the restaurant holds up to the series criteria they pitch the idea to the series producers. After that the producers talk to the restaurant to

ensure all the food is made from scratch and nothing is prepackaged. “We are a celebration of Canadian restaurants,” said Horvath. “B.C. really has a great food scene.” You Gotta Eat Heree follows Catucci as he treks across Canada. It showcases eateries and super fans who recommend the establishments. During each episode Catucci visits three cities and restaurants. arts@nanaimobulletin.com

The Nanaimo Arts Council is seeking applications for its 2013 arts education bursary and achievement awards. The awards provide money for tuition, supplies and equipment to individuals pursuing studies in the arts at colleges, universities and through educational workshops. Applicants must either live in the Nanaimo or be taking the course in the area. The application deadline is March 15 at 5:30 p.m. Shorlisted candidates will be notified March 25. For more information or application forms please go to www. nanaimoartscouncil.ca.


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Conservatory hosts spring musical theatre workshops The Nanaimo Conservatory of Music is helping young musicians learn how to make beautiful melodies this spring. The conservatory is hosting its inaugural Spring Break Musical Theatre workshops featuring instructors Joelle Rabu and Rick Scott. The five-day workshop runs March 18-22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The spring break program is designed for children ages seven to 12 years old and is meant to empower them in the performing arts field and help them develop skills such as speaking in public. Rabu’s and Scott’s classes focus on theatrical characterization, vocal technique, performance training, stage movement, teamwork, exploring creativity and problem solving. Rabu recently returned from a series of performances in Mexico. The award-winning singer, actor and writer is a two-time Jessie Award winner, Juno nominee and Touring Artist of the Year recipient. Scott is known around the world for his quirky folk music and stories. He has been honoured at the Canadian Folk Music Awards, Western Canadian Music Awards and the Canadian Book Centre Our Choice Awards. The workshops culminate with a final performance at Nanaimo Centre Stage March 22 at 2 p.m. Admission is by donation. Enrolment in the theatre workshops is limited. For more information or to register please call 250-754-4611.

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Two fans set out to find what happened to their rock hero, Rodriguez, in the film Searching for Sugarman. The film, part of TheatreOne’s Fringe Flicks series, shows Sunday (Feb. 24) and Monday (Feb. 25) at Avalon Cinema. Searching for Sugarman documents the story of two South African fans. Rodriguez was discovered at a Detroit bar in the late ’60s and then recorded an album, which producers believed would earn

SPEECH ARTS Saturday (Feb. 23) 9:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Anglican Church. VOCAL March 1-5 at St. Andrew’s United Church. 9 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. DANCE March 4-16 at Beban Park Social Centre 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. PIANO March 8-13 at St. Andrews United Church. 9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

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Even if the goals are always the same, the experience is just a little bit different for a graduating player. Sandra Veikle, Mariners libero, said she can’t help but feel like there’s a little more on the line in her final year with VIU. “The last league game had extra meaning, provincials, nationals, everything has just a little bit more, because it’s the last kick at the can, essentially,” she said. So when she looks at the possible playoff matches, she’s encouraged about how things could turn out over these final weeks. “If I was a betting person I would bet on us,” Veikle said. “I think player for player we have some of the best skill in the province and in this country.” For a web-exclusive feature article on Veikle, please visit www.nanaimo bulletin.com/sports.

Dani Smith enters final playoff run with VIU BY GREG SAKAKI THE NEWS BULLETIN

television reporter asked VIU Mariners coach Shane Hyde last week if he’ll miss Dani Smith. The short answer is ‘yes,’ he said, and the long answer, well, it also boils down to ‘yes.’ Smith is all-star, an all-Canadian, an athlete of the year, a national champion and a leader on Vancouver Island University’s women’s volleyball team. On Saturday she played her last match at the VIU gym, and tomorrow (Feb. 22) at the Pacific Western Athletic Association championships, she’ll enter her final playoff run as a college athlete. She’s not the sort of player who can be replaced, though credit the Mariners for trying – last week Smith was presented with a life-sized cutout of herself. When she showed up at VIU as a rookie five seasons ago, thencaptain Britt Grydeland’s cutout used to greet fans at the door to the gym. Smith thought it was the coolest thing, and this year she started dropping hints. “I’ve been saying it all year, my career would be complete if I can have a life-sized cutout,” she joked. Of course, Smith’s career isn’t complete yet. There’s still some volleyball to be played, and championships to be contested. “With the team that we have, with the athletic players and tight unit that we have constructed over this season, it would be a huge disappointment for us not to end up on top,” Smith said.

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She knows the makeup of the Mariners as well as anybody. As setter, she touches the ball every single possession, placing it in just the right spot for one of the heavy hitters to go for the kill. “To have that confidence in them that they’re going to put the ball away no matter who I give it to, that’s huge,” she said. She sees that skill first-hand, and she also sees something else on the court – a sort of competitive fire in the M’s women. “Those are the gamers and I think Shane does a really good job of finding those kind of personalities, too, the ones that in crunch time, they’re going to rise to the challenge.” Everyone is motivated to win a championship, she said, and as a graduating player, it isn’t all that different from any other year. “Obviously being my last year it would be a perfect ending and I think anyone in their fifth year would say that, too,” Smith said. “But I believe in this team and I believe we are capable of it so it’s very exciting.” However it ends, she said her five seasons at VIU have been among the most challenging and rewarding of her life. They’ve gone by in the blink of an eye, and left her filled with pride. “It’s great to be a part of something that’s bigger than just my five years that I’ve been a part of here,” she said. She’ll continue to cheer on the M’s, she said. Her life-sized cutout will be there, too, in the corner, a reminder that Dani Smith can be sometimes imitated, but never duplicated. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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The Nanaimo Buccaneers were playoffready at puck drop and they took Game 1. The Bucs defeated the Kerry Park Islanders 5-1 on Tuesday at the Nanaimo Ice Centre as the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League post-season got underway. The Buccaneers struck for three goals in the first period, with Garrett Dunlop scoring twice and Dan Foglietta getting the other. The Islanders drew a bit closer in the second, but come the third period, the home team iced the win as Lynden Eddy and Beau Blanaru added to the lead. Bucs goalie Riley Medves made 26 saves in the win.

“We were more physical then them, we got more shots through, just our patience and our control of the puck is what’s going to make the difference for us,” said Johnathan Speer, Buccaneers forward. The Islanders spent a lot of time in the penalty box, whereas the Bucs mostly kept their cool and enjoyed 11 power plays. “We finished with toughness, to say that we’re not going to be pushed around in the series,” said Brad Knight, Buccaneers coach. “Although we’re an offensive club, we can play physical with any team.” GAME ON … Game 2 of the best-of-seven series will be Thursday (Feb. 21) at 7:15 p.m. at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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The Nanaimo Clippers have a playoff berth wrapped up, but they still have some work to do to earn home-ice advantage. So a game this Friday (Feb. 22) between the second-place Clips and the third-place Alberni Valley Bulldogs looms large. “We approach every game like it’s the biggest game of the year and this one is for us,â€? said Michael Olson, Clippers assistant coach. Nanaimo is coming off back-toback wins, and Olson said the Clippers have been showing they’re a resilient group. Alberni, meanwhile, has kept pace in the standings with a high-scoring style. “They’re a team that can shoot the puck and [they] have a lot of team speed,â€? Olson said. “So how you counter that is you just play sound systematically.â€? That means a grinding forecheck and a puck possession game, he said, and he thinks the Clippers players know what it will take. “It’s going to be a good game and a good test for our team,â€? Olson said. “They’re coming in hot and so are we.â€? GAME ON ‌ Friday’s faceoff is 7 p.m. at Frank Crane Arena. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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High schools host hoops championships High school hoops teams are in the hunt for Island championships. Wellington Secondary School is hosting the senior AA boys’ Island championship and Dover Bay Secondary School is hosting the senior AAA girls’ Islands. Both tourneys

get underway today (Feb. 21). In boys’ action, Wellington plays Shawnigan at 2 p.m., Woodlands faces Lambrick Park at 3:45 p.m. and Nanaimo District plays St. Mike’s at 7:15 p.m. At Dover, the Dolphins girls play Mt. Doug at 5 p.m.

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Panamera sure to get attention

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BY JIM ROBINSON The Panamera GTS can make like a meteor to get you to your destination. But it is more than that. With luxurious seating for four, g round gobbling speed and Porsche’s legendary all-wheeldrive it could also be the ultimate people mover. Fitted out in fire engine red with optional glistening black 20-inch spiderspoke wheels, nothing has the street presence of the 2013 GTS tested here. Chock full of more buttons that any other vehicle I’ve driven not to mention a host

of technologically advanced driver/ safety aids, there is always a little Porsche extra to delight. In this case it’s the exhaust with larger pipes in the GTS exhaust system containing two tuning flaps that, when activated, open additional exhaust vents that add a much deeper, more powerful sound. Road holding, as you would expect, is superlative with standard adaptive air suspension combined with Porsche active suspension management increasing both comfort and driving dynamics by adjusting the spring rate and electrically adjusting the damping system, all combined with a self-levelling height adjustment function. With the air suspen-

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Looking every inch ready to rumble, the 2013 Porsche Panamera GTS transports four people in luxury from 0-100 kilometres per hour in 4.5 seconds.

sion at its normal level the GTS sits lower than the other models in the Panamera range and its damping is designed to be tauter. But if you come to less than perfect road conditions, you can raise the body to let you cruise through snowdrifts on the way to the winter resort or chalet. Optional on most Porsches but standard

on the GTS is the Sport Chrono package – one of my favourites. It lets the driver choose between three drive modes, Normal, Sport and Sport Plus that adjust the engine/ drive/chassis to different response rates. Let’s cut right to Sport Plus that drops the chassis to its lowest setting and hardest spring rate and even chang es the angle of attach on the

real spoiler to its most aggressive setting. The uprated, naturally aspirated, quadcam 4.8-litre V8 really fills the engine bay of the GTS. Producing 430 horsepower, that’s enough to propel the GTS from 0-100 kilometres per hour in 4.5 seconds with a top speed limited to 300 kilometres per hour. Fuel consumption is rated at 11.1 litres per

100km in the city and 8.5L/100km on the highway on premium octane. Where the GTS version of the Panamera stands out from so many other luxury cars/SUVs is the satisfaction derived from the journey. If there are four of you, or maybe just yourself, the GTS proves getting there can be a lot more than half the fun.

Beginning later this year, the Dodge Ram will become the only brand to offer a smalldisplacement diesel engine for its half-ton line of trucks. The 2014 Ram 1500 will offer a new, 3.0-litre EcoDiesel engine, mated with the eight-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission. According to the automaker, the vehicle’s powertrain is expected to deliver best-in-class fuel efficiency, bestin-class torque and impressive capability. The 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel will stretch its best-in-class fuel economy. Dodge says its new 3.0-litre V6 EcoDiesel is among today’s most advanced diesel engines. Its emissions are 60 per cent less than those produced by the diesel powertrains of 25 years ago. The Ram 1500 gas pickup has classleading fuel economy of 7.8 litres per 100 kilometres.

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July 27, 1939 - February 12, 2013 Don was born in Wells, BC and lived throughout BC and the Yukon, settling in Kamloops and finally Nanaimo. He was an outgoing man with a strong personality who loved life and lived it his way. Never to be forgotten by family and his many friends, Don was predeceased by son Rob, survived by wife, Pat, son Dan (Shannon), daughter Beverly (Paul) and grandchildren Justine, Josh, Damon & Taylor. Don did many things throughout his life â&#x20AC;&#x201C; welding, placer l mining, i i trucking, ki bboat bbuilding, ildi mechanic, h i sales, equipment operator, chartering and commercial fishing to name a few fishing few. He was a guy who always had a story to tell about his life and adventures. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great passions were boats, hunting and fishing. He was very grateful to his friends in Kamloops who went out of their way to make those last hunting & fishing trips happen. When those trips were no longer possible, Don & his little buddy Fergus would sit and watch the hunting channel for hours. The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the Nanaimo Dialysis Clinic staff who were all so wonderful and caring to Don over the past 5 years. Along with other patients, these people made Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life a little easier. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Kidney Foundation of Canada would be greatly appreciated. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on March 2nd at the Nanaimo Yacht Club, 400 Newcastle Avenue, Nanaimo.

Passed away in Nanaimo on February 14, 2013. Otto is predeceased by his wife, Frances; son, Clifford; and by his loving companion of 25 years, Thelma; two sisters, Mary and Elsie. He is survived by two brothers and his extended family: Susan and Stan Jarvis, Rae-Lyn and Paul Hennessy, Michele and Mike Wonnacott and two great grandsons, Ryder and Miller Hennessy. A Celebration of Life, for Otto, will be held at the Moose Hall on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 1p.m. Condolences may be offered at telfordn@ shaw.ca or on our webpage www. telfordnanaimo.com Telfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nanaimo 250-591-6644

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January 16, 1930 ~ February 3, 2013 With great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, uncle and friend. Survived by his wife Margaret, sons John (Gina), and Tim (Penny), numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, one sister in England and several nieces and nephews. He will be remembered for the kindness he showed everyone and the pride he felt for his family. Born in London, England and emigrated to Canada in 1964. Owner of Mid-Island Fire Equipment Ltd., Nanaimo, for many years. He was predeceased by two sisters in England. We give thanks to the I.C.U. Ward at Nanaimo Regional Hospital for the tender care he received during his last days. A celebration of Christopherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life will be held at St. Philipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church, Cedar on February 23, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, donations may be made to The First Open Heart Society of B.C., 1580 Pembroke St., Victoria, B.C., V8R 1W2, or St. Philipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church, Cedar.

Oct. 6, 1944 ~ Jan. 23, 2013 A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2013, 1-4 p.m. at The M Th Mount Benson Legion Branch Mo Branch #256, 56 1630 East Wellingto on Rd., R Nanaimo, BC.

Joyce Miller March 8, 1923 February 13, 2013 With great sadness, we announce the passing of Joyce Miller on February 13th, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Jack (John George Miller) in 2009, Joyce will be lovingly remembered by her children: Diane (John), Jack (Nancy), Terry, Cheryl (Mansell), Jim (Lori), and Rick; 12 grandchildren: Rob, Kristy, Rebecca, Rachel, Jeff, Leigh, Chris, Allison, Michael, Kathleen, Noelle and Amanda; 9 great grandchildren; and surviving brother, Jack RafďŹ&#x201A;e. Joyce was born in Seaham Harbour, England and emigrated to Canada on the S.S. Montclare in1928 with her mother and two brothers, joining her father in Nanaimo. Joyce served in the Royal Canadian Navy as a WREN from 1943-45. Joyce and Jack married in 1949 and moved to a 50 acre farm in Departure Bay where they lived for over 55 years and raised their family. Joyce embraced the challenge of raising 6 children in a rural setting with energy and a strong commitment to family values. In later years, Joyce enjoyed knitting for her family, and was an avid and successful bingo player. She particularly enjoyed many visits by grandchildren to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Miller farmâ&#x20AC;?. The family would like to thank the staff of Woodgrove Manor for their support and caring attention. A private memorial service for family will be held on March 23rd at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens. Sands - Nanaimo


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Kenneth John January 28, 1952 ~ February 15, 2013 We are sad to announce the passing of Ken Dendys on Friday, February 15, 2013. A service will be held at a later date. Please visit www.sandsnanaimo.ca for further details and to share memories on Ken’s Memorial Page. Sands ~ Nanaimo (250) 753-2032

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HOLBROOK DYSON LOGGING LIMITED- requires a full time processor operator to run a Tigercat H855C with Waratah HTH624 head. Full year work and union rates/benefits apply. Please fax resumes to 250-287-9259.

CEDAR GROVE Roofing Supply is currently looking for a Branch supervisor in our Parksville location. Please find details on our Website at cgrs.ca

Request for Expressions of Interest Engineering Services Addendum #1 The submission date for expressions of interest for services related to civil, environmental, and geotechnical engineering support has been extended to March 1, 2013 at 2 p.m. Details on this request may be found under Bids and Tenders at cumberland.ca or by contacting info@cumberland.ca. Village of Cumberland 250-336-2291

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IN MEMORIAM

Theodore (Ted) Alfred Dorsay August 3, 1940 - February 21, 1988

It’s been 25 years since we had to say goodbye to our dear husband/father. You are always in our thoughts as we see our own children grow and wish that you were here for them. We know you’re juggling a soccer ball with the angels. Keep smiling down on us. We know we’ll see you again. Love Noreen, Mark, Tim, Steve, Chris, Janine and our families



CALL FOR PROPOSALS The Nanaimo Community Entity, in partnership with the Nanaimo Community Advisory Board (CAB), is currently accepting funding applications for projects addressing Aboriginal homelessness in Nanaimo to achieve the objectives of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) – Aboriginal funding.

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LOST AND FOUND FOUND: SET of Toyota keys, Nanaimo North Town Centre behind London Drugs. Call (250)760-0189.

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

COMPUTER SERVICES U-NEED-A-NERD Friendly onsite professional computer, website and design services. Jason is BACK! 250-585-8160 or visit: jasonseale.com

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BRADâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HOME DETAILING Spring Specials: Up to 40% off Cleaning Windows/Gutters/Vinyl siding(by brush). De-mossing roofs. Power Washing. Insured. Brad 250-619-0999

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

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ALL TRADES- Home updates? Hardwood, Tile, Laminate, Kitchen & Bath Renos. All exterior RooďŹ ng, Siding, Decks & Fencing. References available. 250-722-0131. BLUE OX Home ServicesExpert Renovation & Handyman Services. Refs & Insured. Call-250-713-4409, visit us at: www.Blueoxhomeservices.ca HOME RENOVATIONS: Carpentry, Kitchens & Baths; Plumbing, Ceramic Tile. Free Estimates. Call (250)756-2096

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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:

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250-753-4208 PETS PET CARE SERVICES CAT SITTING in my home. No cages. 7day to long term stay. Limited space. 250-740-5554 PET SITTING in my home. Life experience with All animal types. ALL Furry animals, Fish & Reptiles welcome. Day/Night, Short/Long term, available anytime. Carrie 250668-4717 BCGirlsRock@hotmail.com. MUST be dog friendly.

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

COASTAL MOUNTAIN FIREWOOD- Call 250-468-9660. 1-866-768-8886 (Nanoose). SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest ďŹ rewood producer offers ďŹ rewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

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

JUNK TO THE DUMP. Jobs Big or small, I haul it all! I recycle & donate to local charities. Call Sean 250-741-1159

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MORE THAN 50 lbs glass beads, plus pendants, spacers and more, $700 obo. Call Stella after 5 PM at (250)756-7931

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS VIOLIN SALE for Adults & children. Also, Cellos. Both very, very nice. Please call (250)701-2035.

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MOVING & STORAGE 2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)753-6633.

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Lassonde Industries Inc. is a North American leader in the development, manufacture and sale of innovative and distinctive lines of fruit and vegetable juices and drinks marketed under recognized brands such as Oasis, Everfresh, Fairlee and Rougemont. We are currently looking for an experienced sales representative to cover the Vancouver Island area. The Retail Sales Representative will be responsible for managing all aspects of sales and customer service in a professional and efficient manner. This position will assure distribution of all listed Lassonde products, as well as indentify new business opportunities and increase sales in the respective territory. Lassonde Offers a Competitive Salary, Comprehensive Benefit Package & Company Car. This is your chance to join an innovative and forward looking company! www.lassonde.com fax: 1-450-469-3360 email: mathieu.simard@lassonde.com

LOG LATH, for making log homes or pillars, c/w industrial land lease. (250)743-3198 or 250-732-3239

24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ALUMINUM extension ladder, super heavy duty. $99. Call (250)758-3410. 4 BEIGE upholstered Parsons chairs w/black metal legs, beige slip covers, $75 obo. Call (250)390-1833. 6â&#x20AC;? CAR speakers, brand new, never used, $60, 4â&#x20AC;? sink taps, $35. Call (250)753-3588. ALL IN carry cases, 7 1/4 skil saw, B/D mouse kit, cordless 3/8 drill w/ charger, $99. Call (250)390-2251. ANTIQUE DESK, $99. (250)668-9070 BEER MUGS (4), $8; Pottery wineglasses (6), $7.50; misc bowls, $12. (250)751-0358 BELL PRE-PAID phone card, $25. value. Sell $15. (250)7530744. GARMIN GPS, brand new, $324.79. Used couple of times, $90 obo. (250)585-8240 LADYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DRESS, soft beige, size 12, excellent cond. $99. (250)585-3337. OIL FILLED electric radiator w/built in timer & instructions. $28. 1 (250)729-0124 SAUNA HEATER, $99. (250)714-4604 STEALTH BIKE carrier, bumper mount (holds 2 bikes), like new, $50. (250)390-7773.

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FURNITURE FUTON, NEAR New, double, dark wood frame, 8â&#x20AC;? mattress. New cost $1000. Will sell for $400. Phone (250)758-9654, Nanaimo.

GARAGE SALES C. NANAIMO, 987 Hunter St., Sat., Feb. 23, 9am-1pm. Tools, garden misc, plants, furniture and more. ESTATE SALE Sat. Feb. 23 9am-2pm, 6108 Cedar Gr Dr., Nanaimo. Furniture, tools, art, collectibles and more...

DUNCAN, 2 bed, 2 bath adult Condo, #3-370 Cairnsmore St. Level entry, patio, small pet ok. Newly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. $146,000. (250)597-8070

$217,000 BRECHIN Views Condo. Sunny all day. 2 bdrm, 2 full baths, in-suite lndry/sewing, gas FP, balcony. Small dog OK. Reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vendorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Disclosure Statement.â&#x20AC;? SPA arbitration initiated by owner settled when remedy sought granted by Council. Price reduced from $230,000 because SPA problems ongoing; new complaint lodged with FICOM. Strata managed by Ardent Properties Inc. under a nonexpiry contract. (250)327-4716

BUSINESSES FOR SALE YARD MAINTENANCE Business $4900. Start your own business or grow your client base. Large client list and equipment. Call 250-751-1517

FOR SALE BY OWNER 2000sq.ft. MANUFACTURED home, dry walled throughout, on permanent foundation w/ 4ft. crawlspace. .95 acre level lot, short walk to beach or 5 min. drive to Kin Beach Park. Fruit trees, mature landscaping, garage, woodshed and herb garden. 3 bdr. 2 bath., on-suite has 3 piece w/ walk-in closet. 2nd is 4 piece w/ deep tub. Mudroom, lg. laundry storage room, open kitchen w/ maple cabinets, dining/sitting areas + eat at counter. Lg. family room w/ sliding glass door onto lg. covered deck and private hot tub. Cable to all bedrooms + 2 in family room. Woodstove provides cheap heat. 1500 sq. ft. dream shop, wired 220/110 plumbed with sink + tap, gas heat, 2 13ft. over height bays, ofďŹ ce area + upstairs storage area. Option to buy 2 ton electric hoist on 12 ft. I beams. 16x50 ft. cement pad for possible shop expansion. Moving must sell, price reduced to $299,900 for quick sale. Ph. (250)8901071 for appointment to view.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 4 WINTER snow tires, 5 months wear, as new. Asia Durun 195/50R15, on rims (off Asuna SunďŹ re). $250. (250)748-2070 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. 10â&#x20AC;? Dewalt 770 radio arm table saw, $75. Call 250)757-8724.

40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Citation park model in year round RV park in Parksville. Built on room & patio, carport & shed. Call 250-735-0239. AMAZING GLACIER VIEW 2427 Lomond Place, East Courtenay. 2870 sqft, level entry walk out, 3bdrm, 3 bath. To see http://sandy tonnellier.blogspot.com Call 250-871-4826


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Nanaimo News Bulletin Thursday, February 21, 2013 REAL ESTATE

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HOUSES FOR SALE

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TOWNHOUSES

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BC Real Estate Holding Co. (1989) FOR SALE ...with 1 semi-waterfront Parksville property. Assumable mortgage $350,000.00 ...plus 2 waterfront properties in Qualicum Beach $750,000.00 All income generating properties... Wanted: 1 commercial lot/bldg Call:250-752-3813 for details

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

CAMPBELL RIVER Beautiful 1765sq ft. 3 bd/2 bth bungalow on cul-de-sac. Large entrance, fam. rm. sun rm, open liv/din rm, 3/4â&#x20AC;? oak ďŹ&#x201A;ooring, nicely landscaped, enclosed backyard, covered patio, sideyard RV parking with hookups, HEAT PUMP, 5 appls. $282,000.00. 250-923-7010

LADYSMITH (Davis Rd area) near golf course, shopping, private, ocean/mtn views, 2200 sq ft, 3 bdrms, 2 bath, 2 F/P, in-law suite potential. $275,000. (250)245-4155.

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).

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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.

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Parksville 2.31 hectacres with 3 bdrm modular. Mins. from town. Lots of water, trees & lawn. Reduced to $450,000.00 Drive by 1304 Coldwater Rd. If interested #250-228-7162. Will look at all reasonable offers.

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MOBILE HOMES & PARKS BACHELOR PAD 55+ Park: 980sq.ft. of total comfort. 2bdrms, 6 appliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, some furniture. Lrg covered deck, fruit trees, garden space. $79,500. Just move in!. (250)754-6436

SPACIOUS SINGLE family N. Nanaimo 3bdrm, 2bath, open ďŹ&#x201A;oor plan, family room. Updated kitch & bath, soaker tub, new roof. Near bus, ammenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. $280,000. 250-756-3593 VACATION HOME. Penthouse Condo, great view, La Penita (Mexico), 3 bdrms, 2 bathrooms, 2 balconies. For sale by owner. Please see: www.jaltembasol.com or email ronalddjohnson@hotmail.com

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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

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 ďŹ&#x201A;oors & much more. On site RV Parking Avail. Priced to sell. $345,900.00, Call Daniel at 250-752-5780.

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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

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO #101-550 BRADLEY St- 2 bdrms, $695. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

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1360 GRAHAM Cres- 1 bdrm, $650. Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 205-99 CHAPEL Street- 1 bdrm, $875. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com #307 3270 Ross Rd- 2 bdrm 1.5 bath, $800. 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 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 CLOSE TO Downtown. Large self contained Studio, $600. Wheelchair accessible. Small pet ok. Call 250-668-7462. LUXURIOUS 2BDRM, downtown condo. Ocean view. HW ďŹ&#x201A;oors. Free WiFi. N/S, N/P. $900. 1 (250)754-2207

HOSPITAL AREA 1 & 2 Bdrms, FREE Heat & H/W. Adult building, wheelchair access, security cameras. New carpet, windows and paint. Small pet OK. From $675 plus mo. Call 250-753-6656. HOSPITAL AREA- 1 bdrm $680. & $700. Heat, hot water included. Clean, quiet, well maintained building, close to amenities and bus route. NS/NP. Call onsite manager: 250-716-3305. LONG LAKE MANOR, 3108 Barons Rd. 1 bdrm, close to all amenities. 250-751-134. MODERN 2 BDRM near VIU. Laminate ďŹ&#x201A;oor, new counter. Free heat. Bus stop in front. Avail now or March 1. $775 +. Please call (250)754-4605. NANAIMO: 1275 Dufferin Cres Renovated 2 Bdrm from $750/mth. Call 250-754-5412

NANAIMO DOWNTOWN 3 bdrm,1.5 bath, on-site laundry. NS/NP. $900. 250-754-1547. NANAIMO (DOWNTOWN) condo type apt, brand new, F/S, D/W. $700 to $775+ hydro, sm pet? (250)729-5475. NORTH NANAIMO 3rd ďŹ&#x201A;oor, 2bd., 5 appliances. NP/NS. March 1. $975. 250-729-3838 SOUTH NAN- LRG quiet, 2nd ďŹ&#x201A;r, 2 bdrm, includes heat & insuite laundry, 55+, $795. 1 blk to shops/transit. 250-616-2513 UNIVERSITY AREA- 1 Bdrm $650+ hydro, small building, cat considered. 1 month free. Call Steve, 250-667-3009.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES 1BDRM DUPLEX SxS. Close to college. Electric heat. $500. N/S, N/P. Avail. March 15th. (250)753-6229

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HOMES FOR RENT 1675 KING JOHN Way- 3 bdrms, 3 bath, $1875. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 1713 MOSSY Rd- 4 bdrms, 3 bath, $1550. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 2959 NEYLAND Rd- 4 bdrms, 2.5 bath, $1595. Call Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 2 BEDROOM, 1 bath , clean house for rent. Freshly painted. 213 Finlayson. Very cute. Water views. Fridge and stove. $750 per month. Available for March 1. Call Kirk at 403-703-9478 Able to show this weekend. 301 WOODHAVEN- 4 bdrms, 3 bath, $1875. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 3197 MEXICAN Rd- 3 bdrms, 2 bath, $1450. 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

1-BDRM, FULL bath. F/S, W/D - very private. Close to Rutherford Rd - No pets, no smoking. Clean, bright unit. Avail now. (250)758-4871.

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RENTALS

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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.

S. NANAIMO- New 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 2 lrg parking stalls, sep ent, priv patio w/ fenced backyard, laundry hookup, free wifi, very quiet area, NS/NP. Avail Mar. 1. $850. (250)753-7744.

CENTRAL LOCATION- downstairs brand new 2 bdrm, bath, kitchen, priv entrance, parking. Avail Mar. 15. $900 + shared utils. N/P, smoke outside. Call 250-327-4323, 250-740-5558.

UNIVERSITY AREA: 2 B/R ground level, private entry, insuite laundry, D/W, 7x11 storage area, garage, fenced yard. Near schools/bus. $900/M. util & heat incl. N/S, N/P, Avail immed. Bob 250-618-4775

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

Call 250-245-2277 RECREATION

RV RESORT ON THE LAKE Spots available at great winter rates! Daily, weekly, monthly. Amenities are: club house, laundry, showers, exercise room. Westwood Lake location. 250-754-1975 or admin@resortonthelake.com

ROOMS FOR RENT FURNISHED ROOM, close to VIU & Mall. $400./mo. Perfect for student or working person. No partiers, n/s. 250-754-8214

SHARED ACCOMMODATION DEPARTURE BAY, lrg room; shared kitchen, bath, laundry. Cable, hydro, prkg incl. N/S Close to bus. $450/mo. (250)760-0842 Avail. immed.

SUITES, LOWER 1091 SILVER Mountain Drive1 bdrm, $675 inclds hydro. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 1-BDRM NEWLY reno’d. Quiet, clean. $700. inclds utils. near VIU. Mar.1.250-591-1969 2BDRM $850 F/S, W/D, DW, utils & wifi incl. Fenced yard. Nanaimo 778-269-3012. 931 SPRING- 1 bdrm, $650 inclds hydro. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

C. NANAIMO- Separate entrance, large, bright 2 bdrm lower. Shared laundry. $950 mo inclds utils. NP/NS. Avail now. Call (250)802-0436. 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 DIVERS LAKE area, large 1 bdrm, sep entrance, priv backyard, incls all utils, electric F/P, insuite laundry, $750 mo. Avail March. 1. Call (250)585-6561. HOSPITAL AREA, 1 bdrm suite, level entry, priv ent, avail March. 1, $650 mo incls hydro, N/S, N/P. (250)758-5210 or (250)668-5480. NANAIMO- 1 BDRM suite, self-contained, $600. Call 250-716-6811, 250-753-4749. NANOOSE BAY (Island Hwy), 2 bdrm, all utils incl’d, avail now, N/S, pet friendly. $900 mo. Call (250)468-0235. N. NANAIMO, 2 bdrm, close to North Town Centre, W/D, refs req’d, N/S, N/P, $900 mo utils incl’d, avail now. Call 250390-4692 or 250-618-1893. DEPARTURE BAY: 2 bdrm, patio, bright, gas F/P, parking, NS/NP. Avail March. 1. $950 util’s incld’d. (250)729-9155. OCEAN VIEW, lvl entry suite avail immed, North End on quiet St. Completely self contained. Lrg 1 bdrm w/ laundry. All util’s incl’d. NS/NP, Ref’s req’d. $800. 250-751-2557. UNIVERSITY AREA, 1 bdrm fully furn’d, all inclusive, sep prkg/ent, all utils & cable incl’d, $800,avail now. 250-667-1045

1988 CHEVY Caprice Classic, low mileage, 1 owner. $2250. Glass top Kenmore stove, white, $225. Both very nice. Please call (250)701-2035.

1992 Crown Victoria 123,000 miles, unsurpassed for comfort, safety and reliability. Asking $1800. Please call 250-331-0361

SUITES, UPPER 359 APPLEWOOD Crescent3 bdrm, 2 bath, $1095. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com CENTRAL LOCATION- upstairs brand new 3 bdrm, full bath, kitchen, 3 appls, parking. Avail now. $1150 mo + shared utils . N/P, smoke outside. Call 250-327-4323, 250-740-5558.

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

COLLEGE HEIGHTS- upper executive home w/ocean view, 2 lrg bdrms, 1800sq ft. 1 yr lease. NS/NP. $1350+ 1/2 utils. Call (250)797-6968.

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#12-1600 Morey Rd- 3 bdrms, $850. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

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#2-3231 Lauren Mary Place- 3 bdrm, 2 bath, $1000. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

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2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 firm. 250-755-5191.

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2008 PONTIAC Torrent GXP, 110,000 KMS, all wheel drive, 6 speed automatic, power everything, heated leather, sunroof, bumper to bumper warranty. Fully loaded, asking $16,995 obo. (250)897-1266 or (250)897-2047.

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

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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 2003 REX Air Motor Home. Well maintained, Class A, 29ft, as new. V10 motor, low mileage, garage kept. N/S and N/P $44,900. 1-250-746-7808

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 1992 MAZDA MVP, seats 7, sunroof, loaded, excellent running condition, high mileage. $545. (250)743-3503 1995 G10 CHEVY cargo vanV-6 Vortec engine. $2500. Call (250)746-8182. 2001 CHEVY 3/4 Ton Van, low mileage, good shape. $3,500. Phone (250)714-2804

CARS

855 HOWARD- 2 bdrms, $850. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

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

#9-26 BUTTERTUBS Dr- 3 bdrms, 2 bath $875. Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

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‘06 Chrysler Sebring Touring Sedan. Just inspected; passed all categories. 2.7L V6, PW/PL, sunroof, fog lamps, A/C, snow tires all around, Satin jade colour 173,000 km. $4000. Call (250)715-1236.

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2006 20’ Adventure 80,000k. Immaculate condition, lot’s of extras. $30,000 O.B.O Please call 250-338-8206

2010 CHEVY SILVERADO 4x4, quad cab, loaded, auto, running boards. 50,000 km, lady driven. $24,000. (250)732-5928

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‡No payments for 90 days offer applies to finance offers on all new 2013 Civic models, 2013 Accord models and 2013 CR-V models, purchased and delivered by February 28th, 2013. Offer available only through Honda Financial Services, on approved credit. Monthly payments are deferred for 90 days. Contracts will be extended accordingly. Interest charges (if any) will not accrue during the first 60 days of the contract. After 60 days, interest (if any) starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay principal and interest (if any) monthly over the term of the contract, but not until 90 days after the contract date. Standard rates do not qualify for deferred payment offer. Offer ends February 28th, 2013 and cannot be combined with any other offers. 1Limited time lease offer based on a new 2013 Civic DX 5MT model FB2E2DEX. 3.99% lease APR for 48 months O.A.C. Monthly payment, including freight and PDI, is $178.77. Downpayment of $1,880.00, first monthly payment, environmental fees and $0 security deposit due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $10,460.96. Taxes, license, insurance and registration are extra. 96,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.12/km for excess kilometer. #Limited time lease offer based on a new 2013 Accord LX MT model CR2E3DE. *3.99% lease APR for 48 months O.A.C. Monthly payment, including freight and PDI, is $287.83. Downpayment of $2,200.00, first monthly payment, environmental fees and $0 security deposit due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $16,015.84. Taxes, license, insurance and registration are extra. 96,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.12/km for excess kilometer. †Limited time lease offer based on a new 2013 CR-V LX 2WD model RM3H3DES. ¥2.99% lease APR for 48 months O.A.C. Monthly payment, including freight and PDI, is $289.00. Downpayment of $3,006.55, first monthly payment, environmental fees and $0 security deposit due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $16,878.55. Taxes, license, insurance and registration are extra. 96,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.12/km for excess kilometer. **MSRP is $16,935 / $25,630 / $27,630 including freight and PDI of $1,495 / $1,640 / $1,640 based on a new 2013 Civic DX 5MT model FB2E2DEX / 2013 Accord LX MT model CR2E3DE / 2013 CR-V LX 2WD RM3H3DES. PPSA, license, insurance, taxes, and other dealer charges are extra and may be required at the time of purchase. ‡/#/*/1//¥/†/** Offers valid from February 1st through February 28th, 2013 at participating Honda retailers. Dealer may sell for less. Dealer trade may be necessary on certain vehicles. Offers valid only for British Columbia residents at BC Honda Dealers locations. Offers subject to change or cancellation without notice. Terms and conditions apply. Visit www.bchonda.com or see your Honda retailer for full details.

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Nanaimo News Bulletin, February 21, 2013