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prime examplee of special challenges in developing steep-sloped land in Nanaimo has put a halt to work on a lot in a Dee parture Bay neighbourhood. Excavation had begu un at 2519 Battersea Rd. when a concrete block retaining wall partially collapsed Feb. 22. The steep lot fronts Departure Ba ay Beach and backs onto Seascap pe Manor condominium propertty. John Hessels, site project w kowich manager with Lew Engineering Associates, said an unanticipated zonee of seepage caused the probllem once excavating began. “There’s no safety y issues with neighbouring properties. oblem for It’s not an unusual pro All banks Nanaimo,” he said. “A have seepage, but thiss particular site, for whateverr reason, the excavation uncoverred a fair heavy seepage zone an nd that’s what caused the probleems.” Dale Lindsay, city manager building inspections, said there is not going to be any y further construction on the property until such time as thee bank is stabilized and engineeers figure he house out a plan as to how th is going to be accommodated on the property. “There are specific requirements that if you’re building uilding a

single-family home on a lo ot in in a steep slope area, you neeed to have a geotechnical engin neeerr produce a report,” he sa aid. “That was done on this p pro rro op p-erty to ultimately determ min mine mi nee that the site is safe and suittab ble le for the use intended. “Our immediate concern rn n is bank stability, safety of neeig ghhbouring property owners an nd safety of workers so we assked ked for a revision to that origi giin na al assessment.” Hessels said they are in n th hee process of altering the deesign gn of the home. “We are at a stage of redesi siign gn. We are suggesting to raisee th hee main floor height of the hou use se,” se, ,” he said. “We are too far int nto nt to the cut so we want to bring g th he house up to create a much sa afe fer fer situation.” But Charles Thirkill, a fish sh her eries biologist with years of ex xpe perience with water erosion, sa aiid it’s no surprise the lower half of the slope collapsed and mo orre re care than just the city’s stteep eee p slope development permit areea guidelines are needed in ca ases as es like this. “This area is part of the hishishi storic Cilaire bluffs. The sub sub b-strate is hard pan or sand so o it it’s ’ss inherently unstable and subj bjjec b ect to erosion,” he said. “Thi hiirt r ty trees and the vegetation has as been removed from the slo opee,, op which destabilizes it.” ◆ See ‘STEEP STEEP P’ /4 /4

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School foundation seeks employee support BY JENN MCGARRIGLE THE NEWS BULLETIN

T h e N a n a i m o - L a dy s m i t h Schools Foundation hopes to garner district employee support to help launch a new grant program. The foundation received final approval from trustees at this week’s board meeting for a 50/50 payroll contribution draw, where participating employees would have a chance to win half of the contributions, with the other half going toward the foundation’s new District Initiative Grant. The foundation set aside $25,000 this school year to award grants to schools for community projects starting next school year and the payroll contribution program will help fund the program in following years, said Erin van Steen, executive director. She said the idea behind the

new program, which will give out grants between $2,500 and $5,000 to projects focusing on social responsibility, community development and student leadership, is to get students more involved in the community. Van Steen would like to see more awareness at the student level about local service clubs, many of whom support the foundation’s programs to help students but are not getting the new members needed so charitable work can be continued. “The purpose of it is to start getting kids to build community awareness and enhance student leadership,” she said. “We want to teach kids how important it is to invest in your community because your community is investing in you. It’s time to get these kids out in the community and see what’s going on.” Project ideas can originate from either students or staff, but

a district employee must support it. Information will go out to schools shortly. The plan is to start the payroll program next September with participants committed to it for the whole school year. Van Steen expects interest in the draw to be small at first, but grow over time and estimated annual revenue is about $15,000. “Once we start announcing who the winners are … word will spread,” she said. “We’re hoping it catches on in the district.” Vancouver Island University has a similar program that about 30 per cent of employees participate in, van Steen added. She said if the program turns out to be popular, any extra money to what is needed for the DIG program will be used to top up the foundation’s bursaries program. reporter@nanaimobulletin.com

Nanaimo school officials are reminding administrators to review in advance all content that outside presenters will deliver to students after hearing complaints about materials some students at Wellington Secondary School received recently. On Jan. 31, Grade 8 students attended three rotating presentations as part of the personal health and planning curriculum, including one on sexual health delivered by AIDS Vancouver Island facilitators. Donna Reimer, school district spokeswoman, said the day after the presentation, a parent phoned to complain about a pamphlet on oral sex her child brought home and then this week, another parent went to the media complaining about a flip book with a cartoon illustration of a woman putting a condom on a man and then having sex with him. The book was given to the student as a prize during one of the AVI presentations. Reimer believes school administrators, who didn’t know about the book, would have deemed it inappropriate for that age group. “I think it was maybe a miscommunication thing,” she said. As for the first complaint, Reimer said an administrator attended the first of AVI’s three presentations that day and did not see any inappropriate material, but later on, the administrator saw the oral sex pamphlet and removed it. The school then sent home an apology to parents. Sexual health is an important part of the curriculum and before a presentation,

parents are informed so they have the option of pulling out their child or asking for more information, said Reimer. She said the district tries to strike a balance between giving students the information they need for their health in an age-appropriate manner versus ensuring whatever material they are given is what most parents would be comfortable with. “It is up to each school to decide what material is appropriate,” said Reimer. “We want to make it clear that sexual health is an important part of the curriculum for students, but schools and presenters need to be clear on what information is being distributed to students.” Eric Berndt, a spokesman for AIDS Vancouver Island, said the organization has distributed these materials in the school system for a number of years, but it is not simply handed to students. They are distributed in class, after a facilitator talks to students about a range of options from abstinence to using condoms, he said, and when youth are provided with this information, they are more likely to delay their first sexual encounter and/or use safer sex materials. Berndt said students seem to respond well to the materials that the parents objected to, which is important in terms of the information having an impact on students, but the group is happy to talk with the district and come to a consensus on what can be distributed to students. “We’re definitely willing to talk with the school board and comply with their wishes and guidelines around the materials brought into the school,” he said. reporter@nanaimobulletin.com

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Thirkill is concerned it could happen again. “It might appear minor with just one site affected, but it’s a problem we have as a community given all our development is going to be infill and on this type of site,� he said. “Developments are going to be on properties that require certain sensitivity and a great deal of skill and creativity to develop. “Instead of that, we get this example that could be repeated a hundred times over in the next 10 years unless the city makes sure development is indeed smart. It’s an issue of public safety.� Lindsay said there are a number of areas in the city that are identified as steep slope development per-

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RDN takes position against meters The Regional District of Nanaimo this week went ahead and ratified a series of motions against B.C. Hydro smart meters. Jullian Fell’s first motion passed without comment. However, a second motion – which stated that no person should be involuntarily exposed to EMR, including sources on a neighbour’s property, proved more problematic, but passed once mention of neighbours’ property was removed. Fell’s third motion, which called on the RDN to request RCMP not to interfere in forced installations of smart meters, passed with an amendment saying that no person should suffer trespass for smart meters – and leaving out mention of the RCMP.


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A dog deemed dangerous by a Courtenay judge was released from the Comox Valley SPCA Friday afternoon to a new home, under the condition it never lives within the jurisdiction of the Comox Valley Regional District. Chum, a Newfoundland dog that provincial court Judge R. Sutton ruled to be dangerous following a vicious dog attack last January in Black Creek, has been approved to live with an anonymous owner within the jurisdiction of Nanaimo. During a hearing last Tuesday, lawyers for both the CVRD and the dog’s owner Jacques Manseau argued for separate rehoming options. Sutton granted another 30-day stay, but both parties said they worked quickly to create a consent order, which was approved by both sides. The male dog Champ, which was also involved in the incident but which Sutton ruled was free of any conditions, is now rehomed alongside Chum in

Nanaimo. Leigh Carter, general manager, public affairs and information systems for the CVRD, explained there are conditions to the consent order, which include: ◆ Chum must be muzzled, leashed and under control when in public; ◆ Chum cannot be sold or transferred without approval by the local government; ◆ Chum cannot be within the boundaries of the CVRD, except for veterinary visits. Sue Hughes, manager of the Nanaimo Animal Shelter, said the new owner’s property underwent a fence inspection and was made aware of Nanaimo’s bylaws around animal control. “We’re satisfied the dogs are not a threat to the community,” Hughes said. Carter said she was glad to see the case wrapped up quickly. “The judge did grant a 30-day stay, and both parties could have waited but we really were trying to get (the case) wrapped up early, and everything fell into place with the new offer,” she noted. Manseau was present at the SPCA Friday and said the process had been a long fight. “I promised three things to my wife

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Regional angle boosts tourism Efficiency is a buzzword around government these days, as it is in the private sector. In B.C. that scenario isn’t expected to end any time soon, regardless which party settles into office after the May provincial election. The beleaguered tourism industry in the province continues to be subject to such funding restraints. With sluggish economies prompting people to spend less on travel, local tourism promoters must get even more creative in marketing the area to potential visitors. It means looking at new ways of doing more with less. Time will tell whether the Liberals’ creation of Destination B.C. is just preelection window dressing or a serious effort to enhance the marketing efforts of the many regional and community destination marketing organizations in the province. In the meantime, local and regional groups can take steps to improve their own lot by teaming with neighbouring organizations to market Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland better. Rather than waiting for the post-2010 Olympics ripple to come, why not work together to remind the visitors who came to Vancouver and Whistler, but were focused on the Games, how great our region is? At a time when gaining a share of people’s limited travel budgets is becoming more difficult and competitive, a consistent, joint action plan – perhaps one that casts the net farther – could attract new visitors and provide enough stimulus to help get everyone. We can’t expect government to lay all the groundwork for the industry and create a perfect environment for entrepreneurship. That has to be done by businesspeople who see opportunities and work hard to create a place for themselves in an industry that continues to be one of B.C.’s biggest economic generators. The Nanaimo News Bulletin is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org

Simply recycling is just not enough BY CHARLA HUBER It wasn’t until I was being driven around a landfill that it really hit me about what we put in the ground. The former manager of the Highwest commercial landfill in Highlands matter-of-factly told me it would only last for about 25 more years. As a journalist I am paid to ask why, so I did. “Because it will be full,” he said, giving me the kind of odd look that said I should have known the answer. In all honesty I didn’t. I had never thought about a landfill reaching capacity. After seeing empty craters several metres deep, the knowledge that they would be filled to capacity in that amount of time sickened me. It’s easy to pretend things aren’t happening when you don’t physically see them. I have never been to a landfill before, although I know the Hartland landfill offers annual public tours. The Saanich facility’s clock is ticking, with an estimated 2035 closure. That’s why we are strongly encouraged not to put paper products or other recyclables in our garbage. Food waste is the next to be cut out. Its diversion will extend the life of the dump. As a renter in Langford, I have had little control over kitchen scrap recycling or building a

compost heap in the backyard. That’s been my excuse for a while about throwing food waste in the trash, but it’s not anymore. I have looked into composting businesses that will pick up my food waste, but the cost is more than I can afford. So I made my own little compost bin out of an old garbage can. If I have to move, I’ll bring my compost with me. I rarely buy packaged foods other than the occasional box of crackers for my daughter. In my house we are making all sorts of changes to reduce our waste. Making all of our food from scratch has drastically lowered the amount of items in the blue box. If we make our own crackers there is no box. If I make my own milk kefir in a Mason jar – it’s a cultured dairy food high in probiotics – there is no plastic tub to recycle. But it’s not enough to make the change to recycling instead of dumping it in the landfill. For the past year, I have been making my own laundry soap and storing it in old juice jugs. More recently I have begun making my own dish soap for the sink and dishwasher, as well as my own toothpaste, lotion, salves, shampoo and conditioner. Making these products isn’t for everyone. You have to get over having bubbles in the sink when washing dishes. And the

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To the Editor, When I ask people have they heard that our Nanaimo Boat Basin is being leased out to a private company for 30 years, I’m happy to hear a lot of people answering ‘yes.’ On the other hand, there are still a lot of people who haven’t heard anything about it. On Jan. 7, I attended a public meeting at the Coast Bastion Inn because at that point I had heard about this

lease and I wanted to know more. I wanted to find out for myself what exactly leasing out our marina would look like. I was impressed how well the meeting was run and happy so many people felt as I did – that this deal was not going to be good for the citizens of Nanaimo. I have to get involved in doing whatever I can to help stop this ‘deal’ because I love our working harbour. There is another pub-

lic meeting coming up Monday (March 4) at 7 p.m. at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre downtown. I urge everyone to attend and get informed about this important issue. This is not a done deal, yet, but we will all need to speak up and have our voices heard if we are to have any chance at stopping this agreement from finalizing. The Nanaimo Port Authority has been invited to attend the meeting. In

F-35s Harper’s legacy To the Editor, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is looking for nickels and dimes in the pockets of Canada’s unemployed while wasting billions of dollars on a problem-plagued jet fighter program. Those so-called state-of-the-art F-35 jets will be obsolete long before the horrendously expensive bills stop rolling in. Perhaps Canadian historians will say the Lockheed Martin F-35 program was to Prime Minister Stephen Harper what the Bomarc missile system was to Prime Minister John Diefenbaker. Surely Harper would prefer to avoid being linked to such an embarrassing historical footnote. Lloyd Atkins Vernon

the meantime check out the issues at www.youtube.com/ watch?v=sV--e1IlP2c. Also check out an Oct. 15 city council meeting clip that shows a presentation by the port authority and the Pacific Northwest Marina Group at www. nanaimo.ca/meetings/ VideoPlayer/Index/ C121015V?time=193237. Please help save our harbour. Dorothy Houghton Nanaimo

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Proposals reduce students’ hours of learning To the Editor, Re: District seeks input on calendar changes, Feb. 26. I fail to see how any of the three proposed changes equates to the district’s ‘success for all’ plan. No matter what, the children are actually spending less time with their teachers in all three proposals. I am opposed to them all. Instead of taking the teachers away from the classrooms, why are the school trustees not seeking to find more academic and artistic venues for the children? How about science fairs, more artists in schools to teach workshops, creative writing challenges or visual arts displays in the Nanaimo Art Gallery. You could combine love of sports with drama, creative writing or visual art. A chess club, extra workshops for students who achieve high marks, enrichment programs, debate club … I could offer many suggestions in this vein. Note that each one of my suggestions revolve around including the children. Any one of these sug-

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gestions would directly affect them in a positive way. These are the real things that promote success. The three proposals from the school district do not. Perhaps trustees could have spent money on creative and academic venues for the children instead of a new logo. I still think there is money available for these venues. They could be set up without any monetary expense, aside from the salaries that we as taxpayers are already paying our trustees. What are we paying them for? What have they done for our chil-

dren directly? I think the trustees are focusing in the wrong directions and their behaviour is self serving without benefiting our children at all. Valentina Cardinalli Nanaimo

Letter strikes a health nerve To the Editor, Re: Help available for addictions, Guest Comment, Feb. 23 As an addictions counsellor myself, I understand the problem. The deep stigma associated with mental health or addictions issues is immense. Doctors are quick to judge a patient living with chronic pain, because if he or she says it hurts, it’s probably just to get their hands on painkillers. A client told me that her record is so tainted at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital emergency room, that when she arrived a doctor saw her for five minutes, wrote a prescription for percocet and sent her packing. She was appalled by the way she was treated.

Doctors need to be educated in mental health and addictions issues if they want to be efficient in helping people. No addict is immune to pain, or any other illnesses most people have. They are people too. Thanks to Lorelie Rozzano for pinching a nerve. Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Vancouver Island Health Authority should be doing more to educate their doctors at the ER and family doctors to help people struggling due to an addiction, a mental health condition or both. Valentina Ross Nanaimo

Marina plans derail progress To the Editor, Re: Outcry over basin needs to be heard, Letters, Feb. 12; Boat show sunk this year, Feb. 12. The Nanaimo News Bulletin continues to cover this urgent issue, but where are the voices of citizens and government? Nanaimo’s downtown has come back to us from the brink. It has involved hard

work, persistence of small businesses that have stayed through all the construction and hard times. We lost our downtown once to developers – to malls that dragged business to the north where the concerns were commerce but not community. Now Nanaimo has a working, interesting, beautiful harbour as well as a vibrant, growing downtown. Why would we close off our harbour? Why would we limit access to our harbour to only wealthy boaters and developers? Towns and cities around the world would feel blessed to have a harbour such as ours where all people can walk and shop and interact. Have the concerns of local aboriginal peoples, the fishers, Protection Island residents and local boaters been answered? It is important for citizens to continue to ask questions, expect answers and persist in seeking ways to shape this development. Margaret Litch Nanaimo

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No effective inspection system for organic produce The Romans said ties for carelessness “caveat emptor,” and fraud. meaning “buyer Because “organic” beware,” placing the includes offshore responsias well bility on as local, FOOD consumers “certified MATTERS to protect organic” Marjorie Stewart themselves is not good by using enough good judgfor me. I ment. want both What we organic need from and local governand if I ments are have faith standards in my local using scifarmer I ence-based informaam satisfied to buy tion, transparency in direct even if the labelling and penalproducts are not

“certified organic.” Regulations apply only to producers who want to use the Canada Organic label and to those who sell organic products across provincial, territorial or international borders. Canadian organic standards are based on seven general principles: protect the environment; maintain longterm soil fertility; recycle materials and resources; provide attentive care

for livestock; careful processing, and handling methods; and use of renewable resources in locally organized agricultural systems. Sounds good, but there’s no effective inspection system from soil to customer. At the end of the day we still rely on the integrity of farmers and processors not to cheat us. The closer the operation is to where we live, the more likely it is that our food is

as described. Our best insurance is to eat locally grown foods and get to know our farmers. For example, an Australian beef farmer caught the wrong carcases returned to him from the local abattoir, and tracked down his meat already sold as “organic” although he had not sought organic certification. I doubt it happened to him again. If you can’t visit your local farm, you can take up refer-

ences from local people you trust. We can’t do that with offshore products. Apart from the crimes against the environment of shipping food thousands of miles, we have no way of knowing whether it comes from giant monoculture factory farms using large amounts of trucked in inputs. Individual areas of monoculture within farms may be “certified organic” according to standards about which we know nothing. More than half of all organic food purchased in Canada is imported. Food coming into Canada is not tested. The current B.C. list of approved international organic certifiers included nine from the U.S., and one each from Italy and Argentina. A Canadian list included Albania, Algeria, Burkina Faso, China, Colombia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Mexico and Sierra Leone. In a 2011 set of

The closer the operation is to where we live, the more likely it is that our food is as described.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency spot tests, nearly 24 per cent of 178 organic apples tested contained pesticide residue. It’s a far cry from the days when my grocer and greengrocer knew personally the farmers and market gardeners from whom they bought food. I wonder how they did that in the city of two million where I grew up. ◆ Marjorie Stewart is board chairwoman of the Nanaimo Foodshare Society. She can be reached at: marjorie andalstewart@shaw. ca.

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Mary Alexandra A Hankins April 28, 19951 ~ October 9, 2012 Predeceased byy her parents Gladys Mary H Hopper and William Edwardd Hankins. Left to remembber her is her family by heaart, Alana, Doug, Ryan, SShylo and D i Damion; along l with w ith i h numernumer ous members of her extended family by hearrt and friends through NACL, The Dream to Travel Club and the communnity she resided in. Her last few yea aars rs were spent at Stanford Place Care Cam mpus in Parksville, BC. We would like to tha th thank the staff for their continuingg care for fo Mary while she resided there. Mary loved to tr travel, camp and enjoy social events with the people she loved, and who loved her, she w was always ready for her cup of tea.. Mary will w always be a cherished member er of our lives and our memories. Celebration of life is to be held Sunday, March 3, 2013, 1-4pm at 83 Victoria Crescent, Nanaimo. “You are my Sunshine�

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It is with great saddness we announce the passing of Bruce Dav avidd Rogers. Bruce iiss survived by Bunny, his loving wife of 59 year ars, and his children: Gle lenn (Susan), Susie (Gra rant), SSandi di (Ch (Chris) i ) anndd D David id (Margit). Bruce ce was a proud grandfath ther of his six grandchilddren: Tanya ya, Kaitlyn, Kirsten, Jamie, Cameron and an Brenddan. Bruce loved his fam mily, chhurch, singing in the choir, gardening and an voolunteering with the A.C.T. Service Club.. Hee also travelled many miles over the years to t watch w his family play sports. A Memorial Servicce c e will be held on Wednesday, March 6,, 22013, 1:00 p.m. at St. Andrews United Chhurc rch, 311 Fitzwilliam Street, Nanaimo, B.C. C. In llieu of owers, Bruce has requested you conside co er a donation to the St. Andrews United Church C h Building Fund.

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$217,000 BRECHIN Views Condo. Sunny all day. 2 bdrm, 2 full baths, in-suite lndry/sewing, gas FP, balcony. Small dog OK. Req’d “Vendor’s Disclosure Statement.” 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

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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

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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 Comfortable, Cozy 2bdrm, 980sq.ft. in 55+ Mobile Park. 6 appli’s, some furniture. Lrg vine covered deck, fruit trees, garden space. $79,500. Just move in! (250)754-6436

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.

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

$226,900. 3-BDRM Rancher Completely updated. 2672 12th Ave, Port Alberni. Please call (250)731-4898. 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

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MOBILE HOMES & PARKS #3 - 5659 TOMSWOOD Road. 12’ x 68’ mobile home. 3bdrm, all appliances. Assessed value $40,200. Open to offers. (250)724-5185. 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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1675 KING JOHN Way- 3 bdrms, 3 bath, $1800. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 1713 MOSSY Rd- 4 bdrms, 3 bath, $1500. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 2859 NEYLAND Rd- 4 bdrms 2 ½ bath, $1500. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 301 WOODHAVEN- 4 bdrms, 3 bath, $1875. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 3197 Mexicana Rd- 3 bdrms, 2 bath, $1300. 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 928 TOWNSITE Rd- 3 bdrms, 2 bath, $1300. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com DOWNTOWN, SMALL 2bdrm, 4 appl’s, large lot, N/S, N/P. $850. Avail now. 250-756-6490 NANAIMO- 3 bdrm home, with 1 bdrm suite, $1600 will rent separately. Call 250-7166811, 250-753-4749. NANAIMO, 4 bd rancher, near college, 1 bath, F&S, W/D hookup. Avail now. $1000. N/P, N/S. (250)748-1253

SUITES, UPPER 359 APPLEWOOD Crescent3 bdrm, 2 bath, $1095. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com COLLEGE HEIGHTS- executive home w/ocean view, 2 lrg bdrms, 1800sq ft, 1 yr lease. NS/NP. $1250+ 1/2 utils. 604948-3492, 250-797-6968.

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SCOTT RANGER has trade request granted by T-men. BY GREG SAKAKI THE NEWS BULLETIN

The Nanaimo Timber men traded away their leader, their top scorer, their best player. Scott Ranger was dealt to the Victoria Shamrocks in a blockbuster deal Wednesday. Ranger was the captain of the Coastal Windows Timbermen and led the Western Lacrosse Association in goals and points each of the last two seasons. In exchange, the T-men get rookies Kyle Dexter and Jake Emms, second-round draft choices in 2014 and 2015 and future considerations. Ranger requested the trade. “A few sleepless nights and a few tears shed over it,” he said. “It’s one of those things that you don’t know how much time you have left and it’s really hard to be that close to the playoffs and not make it … My family and I made a decision, it’s kind of now or never.” Earl Nicholson, Timbermen general manager, said Ranger indicated that he might only play another year or two of summer lacrosse. “He’d like to have a chance

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at a Mann Cup ring…” said Nicholson. “For all the service that he’s given us we wanted to give him the shot, as long as we could get a deal that would work for us.”

The T-men also negotiated with a mainland team, but couldn’t work out an arrangement. The Shamrocks were the preferred destination for Ranger.

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once, in 2007. He said he likes the direction the Shamrocks are taking, and their youth and energy, whereas he hadn’t seen any trades or signings by the T-men this off-season to boost his optimism. “We don’t have the right pieces to get to that championship – we’ve got a lot of prospects and a lot of potential,” Ranger said of the Timbermen. “I would love to stick it out for another five years and try and make the team better here but I just don’t know if I have that.” N i ch o l s o n s a i d t r a d i n g Ranger is the hardest move he’s had to make as a general manager. “It was real tough but I’d say it’s a good trade for both clubs.” He said both Dexter and Emms are excited to be coming to the Timbermen organization. Dexter was a standout transition player for the junior T-men in the 2010 season, while Emms captained the junior Shamrocks last year and also plays a two-way game. Ranger’s first game against the Timbermen in Nanaimo will be June 5. It’s going to be tough to come up with a defensive scheme to stop him. “Yeah, you bet it is,” said Nicholson. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK ((14A): ) 1235 315 635 915 BEAUTIFUL CREATURES ((PG): ) 1230 325 630 SIDE EFFECTS ((14A): ) 925 THE MOVIE OUT HERE ((14A): ) 105 310 705 910 HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS 2D ((18A): ) 300 HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS 3D (18A): 1240 640 ZERO DARK THIRTY ((14A): ) 8:40 *Thurs no show* SAFE HAVEN (PG): 1245 320 645 920 *Tues no matinees* *Thurs no 920* HOBBIT 2D ((PG): ) 345 HOBBIT 3D ((PG): ) 1215 715 SNITCH ((PG): ) 100 330 700 930 21 & OVER (14A): ( ) 1250 335 650 935 ADVANCE SCREENING: OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL 3D (PG) Thursday March 7 at 900 and 930

LIFE OF PI 3D (G) (MAY FRIGHTEN YOUNG CHILDREN) FRI 4:15, 7:00, 9:45; SAT 1:20, 4:15, 7:00, 9:45; SUN 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:30; MON-TUE 6:45, 9:30; WED-THURS 9:30 JACK THE GIANT SLAYER 3D (PG) (VIOLENCE,FRIGHTENING SCENES) NO PASSES FRI 4:45, 7:30, 10:15; SAT 11:20, 2:00, 4:45, 7:30, 10:15; SUN 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 9:55; MON-THURS 7:15, 9:55 A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD (14A) (VIOLENCE) FRI 5:20, 8:00, 10:30; SAT 12:30, 2:55, 5:20, 8:00, 10:30; SUN 12:30, 2:55, 5:20, 7:45, 10:10; MON-THURS 7:45, 10:10 ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH 3D (G) FRI 4:45, 7:15, 9:30; SAT 11:10, 2:20, 4:45, 7:15, 9:30; SUN 2:20, 4:45, 7:00, 9:15; MON-THURS 7:00, 9:15 ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH (G) ( ) SAT-SUN 12:00 IDENTITY THIEF (14A) (SEXUALLY SUGGESTIVE SCENES,COARSE LANGUAGE) FRI 5:00, 7:45, 10:20; SAT 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:45, 10:20; SUN 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 10:00; MON-THURS 7:30, 10:00 QUARTET (PG) (COARSE LANGUAGE) FRI 4:10, 6:45, 9:15; SAT 11:20, 1:45, 4:10, 6:45, 9:15; SUN 1:45, 4:10, 6:45, 9:15; MON-THURS 6:45, 9:15 THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: PARSIFAL LIVE () SAT 9:00 DARK SKIES (14A) (FRIGHTENING SCENES) FRI 5:15, 7:45, 10:10; SAT 3:00, 5:15, 7:45, 10:10; SUN 12:15, 2:45, 5:00, 7:30, 9:50; MON-THURS 7:30, 9:50 THE LAST EXORCISM PART II (14A) (FRIGHTENING SCENES) FRI 5:30, 8:00, 10:30; SAT 1:00, 3:15, 5:30, 8:00, 10:30; SUN 1:00, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10:00; MON-THURS 7:45, 10:00 U2 3D (G) ( ) WED-THURS 7:30 SHREK 2 (G) SAT 11:00

team from Ontario. At age 23, skip Rachel Homan was cool and calm and played brilliantly. Her team will now represent Canada at the world women’s curling championships, beginning March 16 in Riga, Latvia. Here in town, curling action recently was also highlighted by women’s play – in this case the annual Nanaimo Senior


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Nanaimo News Bulletin Saturday, March 2, 2013

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Organic Fair Trad Coffee Assorted 350-454g Regular Retail: $14.99 Each

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March 02, 2013 edition of the Nanaimo News Bulletin

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