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A revitalization project that will give Harewood residents a new recreational destination will also see the community lose part of its agricultural heritage. In 2010, the city hosted an improvement planning process for Harewood Centennial Park in an effort to improve the tennis, lacrosse and basketball facilities and determine what the community desired to draw more people to the location. The public responded by requesting an e x p a n d e d p l ay ground and water park, improving the trails system lighting, and washrooms, and installing some public art. While all of those requests will be met over the next several months at a cost of about $600,000 – some existing facilities won’t receive renovations until 2015 – the plan also requires the demolition of the historical Dickinson Barn, an aging south end building that symbolizes the community’s agricultural roots. Built in 1910, the barn originally served as one of the area’s

largest dairy farms, supplying Harewood residents with milk, butter and cheese. It was denied heritage status a few years ago because of its state of disrepair. Preparations began earlier this week to tear the barn down, which will provide another 2.4 usable hectares slated for a playground, improved access to the park from Howard Street and a drop-off area. Jeff Ritchie, Nanaimo’s senior manager for parks and civic facilities, said the focus of the upgrades will remain on the park’s recreational needs, but a nod will be given to the past. “We recognize the historical aspect of the barn but it’s been used as the city’s works yard for storage for the last 40 years,” said Ritchie. “It’s not really even safe anymore. There will be a new trail system through there with interpretive signage to recognize some of that history, we’re not casting it aside. We appreciate the historical significance but the structure is way past its time.” Christine Meutzner, manager at the Nanaimo Community Archives, said it’s unfortunate the barn has to be destroyed, but it opens up an opportunity to educate people on the community once known as Five Acres. ◆ See ‘SIGNAGE’ /6

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ometimes it takes just a little action and a bit of leadership to make life better. Susanne Andrey, Block Watch captain, and her sister and co-captain Nancy Coburn, finally took action after watching a problem worsen for more than a year near their homes at the end of Villa Road, off Uplands Drive. The problem was Morris Lane, a 30-metre long foot path connecting Villa Road and Morris Place. An overgrown laurel hedge formed a canopy over the path, trees, shrubs and blackberry bushes blocked streetlight illumination and sight lines down the pathway and concrete crash barriers served as handy benches. ◆ See ‘PROGRAM’ /4

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Nanaimo Christian School was singled out in the Fraser Institute’s elementary school report card this year as one of the top 20 fastestimproving schools in the province. The think tank’s report, released this week, compares a school’s performance over time and with other schools and the rankings are based on 10 key indicators using data from the Foundation Skills Assessment, a set of provincially mandated tests administered to Grades 4 and 7 students each year. This year, private schools Aspengrove and Nanaimo Christian top the list for the Nanaimo area and public schools in the Harewood area come out on the bottom. About half a dozen schools are missing from the report card, which requires data from a minimum of 15 students in each grade for all three of the FSA tests in reading, writing and numeracy, and, as in previous years, the majority of the Nanaimo schools included in the report fall in the bottom half of the rankings. Darren Spyksma, Nanaimo Christian School’s vice-president of teacher development and learning, said while it is nice to be recognized, the school’s focus is on developing the whole child with an emphasis on leadership, not just the one specific area of academics that the rankings are based on. “It’s great to get this positive affirmation, but it’s a snapshot,” he said. “The FSA is one of many markers we use to track growth over time. It measures certain skills and abilities. The rankings do not affect our programming.” Nanaimo school district officials don’t pay much attention at all to the report card. “We really just don’t find them of any use and don’t think it’s worth a huge discussion,” said spokeswoman Donna Reimer. “We don’t think it will tell parents how their child will do in a school. They don’t take into consideration all the factors that make a difference for students at a school.” She said the focus of the district’s strategic plan is on improving students’ learning outcomes and the Fraser Institute’s report card is not relevant to that work. Peter Cowley, the Fraser Institute’s director of school performance studies, said the rankings were designed for parents, to help them make a more informed decision when choosing a school or advocate for change at their child’s school. “It’s intended to answer one question really: in general, how is this school doing academically compared to other schools?” he said.

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The first draft of the city’s new corporate communication plan was presented for the first time Monday after months of public consultation and a series of meetings between civic leaders, staff, council and communications manager Philip Cooper. Cooper was hired last summer by city hall to establish a communications strategy that met the criteria for responsible government, a priority in the city’s corporate strategic plan. In the draft, Cooper identifies current communication practices employed by the city that have been working, as well as initiatives he intends to introduce to improve the flow of information from city hall to residents and businesses. “In Nanaimo, because they haven’t had the communication manager role, they’ve been able to develop a lot of the consciousness that’s needed to be successful and they’ve been working around getting the message out and doing it in a way that’s timely and responsive. The down side to that approach is you don’t necessarily have a broader lens that’s corporately orientated. So you have a lot of departments putting out their message, but you don’t have any way to cast a larger picture.” While Cooper said city communication has been improving, he added that the new plan will reduce inconsistencies, allow good practices to be adopted to other departments, and generate a strong culture of communication between the city and taxpayers. The four goals of the plan includes communicating with citizens in a meaningful way; recognizing community interests and responding quickly with accurate information; boosting participation in local government and the public process; and developing relationships that bridge differences and foster dialogue. Nanaimo Mayor John Ruttan said the plan mirrors what council had been expecting when it approved the communications manager position last year. “I think this plan is exactly what I had in mind, though I can’t speak for all of council,” said Ruttan. “I think you really need to learn a great deal about the community before you can step up and say ‘OK, I’m the spokesman,’ and I think Philip has done a very good job. One of the things I think we’ve been derelict in doing is communicating with the taxpayers of Nanaimo and this plan addresses that concern. Instead of being reactive, this shows how we can be proactive.” The draft now moves back into the public realm for feedback opportunities during March before it goes before council in April for adoption. Public feedback is welcome by e-mailing commu nicationplanning@nanaimo.ca. To view the draft in its entirety, visit www. nanaimo.ca.

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almost 95 per cent of their entire area,” O’Brien said. “When people see results, like we’ve achieved with Mor ris Lane, they want to get involved and they realize it’s not costing them anything, but a little bit of their time.” The city recently supported the effort by sending out a work crew to trim the laurel hedges, clear out the blackberries, shrubs and trees and remove the concrete barriers. Graffiti on the fence still needs to be cleaned up, but Andrey and Coburn both said young women and mothers with children no longer feel intimidated or afraid to walk through the pathway at night. “Now the light shines down the pathway,” Coburn said. “They got their neighbours together and working with police to solve an issue that was impacting their quality of life,” O’Brien said. “This is just one of many blocks that are experiencing significant changes in quality of life as a result of organizing together and forming a Block Watch.” photos@nanaimobulletin.com

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Skeletal deer remains discovered in Nanaimo River have left slim pickings for investigators to follow up on. Stuart Bates, Environment Ministry conservation officer, said Tuesday he still does not know much more than he did when he investigated the site Feb. 24. About 25 wild deer that appeared to have been harvested for meat were dumped

into the river just upstream from the bridge on Cedar Road. Bates estimated the deer were deboned for their meat and dumped into the river, likely from the back of a pickup truck sometime in January, judging by the state of the mostly skeletal remains. “We’ve had a couple people call, but no witnesses,” Bates said. If caught the person or persons who discarded the remains could be charged for illegal dumping, but Bates pointed out that thousands of salmon and other creatures regularly die in the Nanaimo River and the

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Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation is hoping for a sell-out performance this year. With less than two weeks left before the ticket sales deadline in this year’s Lotto for Life, Maeve O’Byrne, foundation president, said the organization has 900 tickets of its 5,000 ticket run yet to be purchased. “We really, really want to sell out,” O’Byrne said. “Especially since this is the 20th anniversary of the Lotto for Life. We’ve sold 4,100 tickets – approximately 80 per

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Lack of seating cited in decision to withdraw bid for musical ride BY NIOMI PEARSON THE NEWS BULLETIN

Efforts to attract the RCMP Musical Ride to Nanaimo have been unseated due to a lack of bleachers, say organizers. It’s an event that only passes through every four years, as the RCMP rotates the ride through different provinces each year. The family friendly event attracts thousands across the country, offering spectators the majesty of 32 mounted police officers and their horses performing in unison. Nanaimo successfully played host to the ride in 2009, when the event was put on by the Vancouver Island Exhibition. In September, the Rotary Club of Lantzville put in a bid to host the ride on the equestrian grounds at Beban Park, which are jointly leased by the Nanaimo Equestrian Association and VIEX. Following the application process and a site assessment, the bid was deemed successful. Lantzville Rotary had secured enough bleachers for 600 seats from the City of Nanaimo, and began to seek out the additional 400 required. To make the ride economically feasible, Until th 15 March

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Rotary needed to secure about 1,000 seats, although closer to 1,200 would have been ideal, said club president Joy Cameron. “We always assumed that we would be able to secure the bleachers because we knew the ride had happened in 2009,” she said. “We never even thought it was an issue.” On Feb. 12, Cameron said the club received a letter from VIEX stating that the bleachers would not be ready for use in time for the musical ride, which was planned for Aug. 11. The club looked into other alternatives, such as trucking in seating from neighbouring facilities, but doing so would have been too expensive and driven up the cost of the event. “Transporting bleachers on highways does not make sense,” Cameron said. “You have to block off the highway and hire trucks and all that kind of stuff.” With a musical ride community briefing being planned for March 9, Lantzville Rotary needed to provide a final answer to the RCMP, and ultimately the bid was withdrawn. Cameron added that in addition to the ride, Nanaimo will also lose out on any

economic spin-offs the ride would bring. “We would easily have raised $10,000 [from the ride] and our money goes back into things like the Child Development Centre and Nanaimo Community Hospice,” she said. In an official statement released Saturday, VIEX stated it “wholeheartedly supported the endeavor” but that the musical ride would compromise its ability to prepare for the VIEX, which is in its 119th year and takes place Aug. 16-18. Lynne Haley, VIEX president, said the bleachers in question may not even be ready in time for their event, as they are wooden and will need refurbishing. “Four years ago, those bleachers were in bad shape, and there was a liability issue for us when we hosted the musical ride. Spring forward four years and you can only imagine the condition they’re in now. “If we have to get them ready, we need to get them ready for a fair of 30,000 people.” The news is disappointing for Lesley Coultish, president of the equestrian association, which contributed to the bid by offering to provide feed and care for the

horses during their overnight stay on the grounds. “This event failed because Nanaimo doesn’t have sufficient seating for any kind of larger event,” she said. “From our perspective, it would have been nice if VIEX had said yes, but they were under no obligation to let anyone but themselves use those bleachers, and that presents a problem for anybody wanting to organize a bigger outdoor event.” Cameron said the experience was a learning experience for Rotary. “We learned a lot about the different people in the community that have things to offer and how we might better approach it if we were to try again four years from now,” she said. “In 2016, we need to have people thinking in the community about trying to bring this to Nanaimo.” Next year, Nanaimo will host the B.C. Summer Games, with the equestrian portion being held at the Beban Park grounds. Bearing that in mind, the equestrian association is now looking to raise money for its own set of bleachers, and is hoping to partner up with other organizations to make it happen, Coultish said. editor@nanaimobulletin.com


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Voters asking for integrity The ethnic vote scandal currently plaguing the governing B.C. Liberal Party proved one thing – B.C. voters still care about government and the political system. The B.C. Liberals were caught redhanded last month trying to score ‘quick wins’ in the upcoming election by apologizing to ethnic groups for past wrongs, such as the Chinese head tax. Special exception was taken with the plan in the memo, which was leaked by the Opposition NDP P, to use government resources to achieve these ends. It’s not a new tactic in politics to try to capture votes through announcement of special projects, paid for with tax dollars. The B.C. Liberals themselves made fun of the previous NDP government for shovelling money off the back of a truck into the lead up to an election. So why are people getting so bent out of shape over this latest example of pandering to the electorate? Even though everyone is doing it, it doesn’t make it right. Despite the cynicism rampant in today’s society and the lack of faith in the system often voiced by voters, people still care deeply about this province and its elected leaders. People still care whether they are misled. They care where their tax dollars are spent. And there is still an expectation, no matter how naive, that people elected to positions of power act with integrity and honesty. When they don’t, when politicians fail to uphold the trust the people give to them, B.C. voters react swiftly and decisively to remove them from office. Despite B.C.’s reputation as political blood sport, the province includes countless examples of selfless people who dedicated their lives to public service. The ethnic vote scandal might show that we often get less than we ask for from politicians. That doesn’t mean we quit demanding excellence. 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

U.S. still big buyer of Canadian oil Federal Natural Resources light trucks, which are identical Minister Joe Oliver attended last to the U.S., are going to be helpweek’s international conference ful. in Vancouver on liquefied natuAnd also the rules relating ral gas development. to coal-fired electricity. It’s our I spoke with him about Canobjective to see all those coal ada’s energy exports and emisplants closed, and in that regard sions. Here are excerpts from we’re certainly ahead of the U.S. that discussion: Coal is contributing 40 times TF: President Barack Obama’s the greenhouse gas emissions of recent state of union the oil sands. address seemed to hint And actually the oil B.C. at approval for the sands are less than VIEWS Keystone XL pipeline half the emissions from Alberta to U.S. from coal-fired elecTom Fletcher refineries, with pertricity in the state of Black Press haps some measure to Illinois. go along with it like a We’re moving carbon cap-and-trade with the U.S. on the market. Your govover-arching objecernment has backed tive of reducing our North American greenhouse gas emiscap-and-trade before. sions by 17 per cent Would you do it again? from 2005 to 2020, JO: No, we’re not but we’re also doing thinking about that at all. The other things that the U.S. hasn’t U.S. Congress is opposed to that yet decided to do. We’ve been concept from what I understand. approaching the reduction of TF: Your party ran ads targetemissions on a sectoral basis, ing NDP leader Thomas Mulcair and the next area of focus will and equating cap and trade with be regulations in the oil and gas a carbon tax. They’re not the sector. same, are they? TF: You’re comfortable with JO: The end result is that taxes the idea that exporting LNG increase because of how we that replaces coal is an approhandle carbon. It hasn’t been priate step at this time, one successful in Europe at all. that’s doable as opposed to these Anyway, it’s not part of our Kyoto-type gestures? thinking. We are making signifiJO: It is doable. And on a global cant progress on greenhouse gas basis, this would be a very sigemissions. nificant development. Our recent regulations regardIf China, for example, could ing heavy-duty vehicles, the presignificantly move from coal vious rules regarding cars and to gas, that would have a huge

impact. Canada’s small. We’re about two per cent of global emissions. We have to do our part, that’s the responsible thing to do, but it’s the big emitters that are going to make the difference to global emissions. TF: International Energy Agency talks about self-sufficiency in the U.S., oil and gas, by 2035. What does that mean for the Canadian economy? JO: Firstly, I don’t think they’re going to be self-sufficient in oil. North America will be self-sufficient in gas and oil. What it means is, for gas we’re going to have to find new markets, and for oil we’re going to have to find markets to sustain the growth in supply. The United States will still be a big buyer of Canadian oil. We’re shipping about 2.5 million barrels a day, of which a million comes from the oil sands. Right now we’re losing about $50 million a day because of the crude oil bottleneck in the U.S. midwest, compared to international prices. We absolutely must find new markets, which is why our government in principle is supporting the transport of oil and gas to the west, to the east, continuing to the south and possibly even the north. ◆ Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca


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Weak message sent to new driver To the Editor, Re: Driver fined for Parkway crash, Feb. 28. I heard of the horrible crash on the Nanaimo Parkway, causing traffic to be stopped going both ways and tying up many emergency services for several hours on the morning of Feb. 22. I then heard on CBC radio that the driver had been given fines totalling less than $500 and a 24-hour prohibition from driving, all while being a “new driver”. I honestly believed that my beloved CBC radio had gotten this terribly wrong. When the News Bulletin confirmed these details and added that the driver had been charged with driving without due care for driving so fast that he lost control and his vehicle became

airborne, crossing to the oncoming traffic, causing minor injuries to himself another 66-year-old driver, along with very serious facial and pelvic injuries to a third vehicle driven by a 20-year-old, I was incredulous. The crash was so violent it wrote off all three vehicles involved. The 20-year-old driver who sustained major injuries is still in hospital; his injuries will no doubt affect his whole life through no fault of his own as he simply happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. I absolutely cannot believe all the driver received was a very minor slap on the wrist; he is a new driver and the message that was sent to him is very weak and ineffective.

A 24-hour driving suspension is nothing, a minor inconvenience – he should have had his driver’s licence revoked without any chance of return until he has taken some form of counselling. Less than five years ago our son was driving with his ‘N’ status and was caught twice going less than 20 km/h over the speed limit – the infractions were more than a year apart, his driving privileges were removed with no chance of reinstatement for three months and he had to do his two-year ‘N’ status again. We were told they initially considered giving him a sixmonth suspension. These were and are his only infractions. This caused quite a bit of inconvenience for our fam-

ily as he was working fulltime. We thought it a bit harsh at the time but at the end of the day we felt a little more secure knowing that the powers-that-be were taking the education of our young drivers very seriously and must have had a no-tolerance policy. Obviously if this policy ever existed, it has been very, very relaxed. I desperately hope that the driver who caused this crash understands the horrendous nature of his actions and chooses not to get behind the wheel to speed excessively again because the 24-hour suspension is long over – he may be back on the road. Joy Sarauer Nanaimo

To the Editor, Evidence being presented at the trial of the navigating officer who was on watch when the Queen of the North sank is disturbing, to say the least. Media reports of court proceedings indicate that the accused officer was alone on the bridge, except for a helmsman who has admitted that she needed assistance to properly steer the ship on leaving Prince Rupert, and that she didn’t understand the mechanism of the auto pilot. When I first went to sea on ocean-going freighters over a half-century ago, it was standard operating procedure to double-up the bridge watch while traversing congested and narrow waters like the English Channel, or in the usually fog-bound North Sea when approaching very busy ports in Germany or Holland, for example. The master would usually double-up with the second mate, while the chief and third mates shared

Money better spent on arts in schools To the Editor, Re: School trustees urged to investigate gender-neutral washrooms, March 5. I see a simple solution to this problem. Why not change the sign of the handicapped bathroom to “gender neutral” so Jesse Jepson feels comfortable using this bathroom? This is not to say that Jesse has his own private bathroom, but would have to share it with those who also have need for privacy due to special needs or cir-

cumstances. Even considering putting in private gender-neutral bathrooms in schools with money that could go to artistic or academic venues is ridiculous. Everyone wants their own private bathroom, but schools (and all public spaces) don’t work that way. At the mall they do not have gender-neutral stalls. They have men, women and handicapped washrooms. That’s life. Jesse will have to deal.

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Changing the sign on Jesse’s school washroom should put the issue to rest, without more money being spent on bathrooms. Already our tax money might go into a very pricey toilet downtown. Maybe, with the time saved on this issue, Bill

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the other watch. The food fare during the four hours usually consisted of a rather dry sandwich or two; there was never a thought of one of the watch-keepers going below decks to eat, as has been reported at the trial. The helmsman was always one of your most trustworthy able-bodied seaman. Never would a novice be at the steering wheel in such a situation. In fact, most shipmasters I came into contact with during my many years at sea would almost always have a favourite expert helmsman at the wheel when entering and leaving port. That was certainly my own modus operandi when I was master, later on in my career at sea. It’s quite amazing that B.C. Ferries had a million-dollar man running the company, hand-picked from New York City by the B.C. government, no less, and yet corporation apparently lacked some very basics in bridge safety. Bernie Smith Parksville

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Few possessions a matter of freedom

◆ From /12 He’s a radical activist who, in the 1960s, joined the left-wing guerrilla group known as Tupamaros, formed by sugar-cane workers and students. The organization was crushed after a military coup in 1973. Mujica was shot six times and imprisoned for 14 years; he claims incarceration solidified his thinking. In 1985, constitutional democracy was restored to Uruguay and Mujica was released. He ran for office and was elected president in 2009. He’s a vegetarian who lives in his wife’s ramshackle farmhouse where they work together in the fields growing flowers. He turned down the opportunity to move into the presidential palace in Montevideo, preferring to stay on the farm. Under Uruguay’s law, elected officials must declare their personal wealth. In 2010, Mujica’s was $1,800, the value of the 1987 Volkswagen beetle he drives. When

he added a share of his wife’s assets – her house, land and tractor – it brought his declared family wealth to $215,000. Mujica receives $12,000 a month as president but donates 90 per cent of it to the poor and small businesses. “I can live well with what I have,� he says. “I’m called ‘the poorest president’, but I don’t feel poor. Poor people are those who only work to try to keep an expensive lifestyle, and always want more and more.� He added, “This is a matter of freedom. If you don’t have many possessions then you don’t need to work all your life like a slave to sustain them, and therefore you have more time for yourself. I may appear to be an eccentric old man ... but this is a free choice.� Mujica attended Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, in June 2012, where he stated: “Do we want the model of development and

consumption of the rich countries? What would happen to this planet if Indians would have the same proportion of cars per household as Germans? Does this planet have enough resources so seven or eight billion can have the same level of consumption and waste that today is seen in rich societies?� He’s hit a bit of a bump in popularity, dropping below 50 per cent for refusing to veto a bill legal-

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meeting with Paul McCartney changed Jody Tennant’s life. In 2005 he went to see McCartney in Seattle and met him backstage. On the way back to his home in Vancouver he couldn’t get the songs out of his head. He wondered how he could harness the inspirational power of that moment and keep it in his life. “That was absolutely a life changing event for me and my family,” said Tennant. “There was a feeling of euphoria.” It led him to pick up the bass and teach himself how to play. With repetition, determination and time he learned the Beatles’ songs. “If you really want to do something you just do it,” he said. After his studies he joined Fab Fourever in 2006, a Beatles tribute band, and began touring pubs and clubs. The Beatles Fab Fourever tribute act comes to the Port Theatre Tuesday (March 12) at 7:30 p.m. to battle against Satisfaction, a Rolling Stones tribute band. The tribute contest features a theatrical performance that aims to immerse the audience in a real Stones and Beatles concert experience. Both tribute bands work tirelessly to ensure they are creating an auditory and sensory journey for fans. Tennant said sometimes people don’t realize the difference between a cover band and a tribute act. Tribute acts spend hours studying not only the music but the mannerisms of the band members they portray. It is meant to give audience members the sense of watching the Stones and Beatles perform onstage. “I’ve always been engrossed in the artistic group that would take me on the sensory journey,” said Tennant. Members of tribute acts are required to become actors as well. “It’s like preparing yourself to act in a role in a theatrical production,” said Chris LeGrand, who performs as Mick Jagger for Satisfaction: the International Rolling Stones Show. He said it’s challenging to become Jagger onstage because he’s been performing for more than 60 years and his mannerisms, speaking style and movements change over the years. “Getting to portray the greatest front man of all time in rock ’n’ roll is an hon-

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our and a challenge,” said LeGrand. Satisfaction has performed in Nanaimo before and has toured with other Beatles tribute acts over the band’s 13-year career. LeGrand said the night is a chance to see the two biggest groups of all time onstage and that there is something for everyone. Tennant is looking forward to performing in Nanaimo. He has family who lives in Port Alberni that will be travelling to Nanaimo to watch the performance. Each show is different, but when Tennant has a chance to perform Strawberry Fields Forever it’s always a treat. Tickets are $39.75 and are available by calling 250-754-8550, at the Port Theatre box office, located at 125 Front St., or online at www.porttheatre.com. After the performance the two bands will be signing autographs in the lobby. arts@nanaimobulletin.com

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People may leave the production of The Rimers of Eldritch wondering what it was all about. But that’s the point, said Ross Desprez, an instructor for Vancouver Island University’s theatre department and director. “This is a really challenging play, both in its subject matter, which is mature, and from an acting standpoint,” said Desprez. “My hope is that the performance will stay with our audiences and really make them think about what was going on and how the messages might speak to what’s happening in our own society.” The play, written in 1966 by Lanford Wilson, revolves around the murder of the town’s hermit. He’s shot by a citizen of Eldritch who thinks the hermit is attacking a woman. The truth is the hermit was trying to help the young woman who had been sexually assaulted by someone else. The citizens of the town are reluctant to give up their version and, each in their own way, conspire to cover up what happened. Rimers refers to a thick frost alluding to the idea that the truth is buried deep under a layer of ice. I t ’s a p l ay t h at requires its actors to dig deep. “Some of the topics in the play are very emotional – murder, sexual violence, lies, truth. My hope is that it will open people up to really talk about these issues rather than just avoiding them,” said

Jessie Smith, a first year theatre student. Samantha Pawliuk, a second year diploma student, said the material is challenging and the play’s time line is disjointed because of flashbacks between the past and present. The audience has to rely on the actors to convey where the action is taking place. Both Meegin Sullivan, a second year theatre student, and Kyle Thorpe, a first year theatre student, feel the play has required them to collaborate and put a lot of care and attention into preparing for the scenes. “It’s an ensemble piece and there aren’t any real stars. All of us are on stage at the same time and really relying on each other for cues,” said Sullivan. “So we have to work together so that each scene comes together as it should.” The actors put a lot

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Glass creations on display during annual show A menagerie of glass creations will be on display at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre at the end of the month. The centre hosts the third annual Island Glass Art Spring Show and Sale March 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Dodd Narrows room.

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Graham Spencer is becoming the face of Canada’s top mixed martial arts promotion. For the secondstraight pay-perview, Spencer defeated a muchballyhooed Maximum Fighting Championship opponent, earning him a title belt and strengthening his status at the top of the card. The Nanaimo Impact MMA athlete defeated Mukai Maromo last month in Edmonton in the main event of MFC 36: Reality Check, to win the company’s lightweight title. The win boosted Spencer’s record to 10-1 and was one of his most important victories to date. He had beaten Maromo in 2010, but the Afrikan Assassin had won five straight since then and was one of the MFC’s most-hyped fighters. “Before this fight he was that guy,” said Spencer. “They were giving him lots of awards and all sorts of media. It feels good to get some of that expo-

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Graham Spencer of Nanaimo Impact MMA is the Maximum Fighting Championship’s lightweight champion after winning the main event of MFC 36 last month in Edmonton.

sure but it doesn’t matter too much – I do it for the fight, I don’t do it for the exposure.” The Feb. 15 fight went exactly the way Spencer predicted it would, ending with a thirdround submission. “He’s a big, mus-

cular guy so I just wanted to keep pushing the pace on him…” Spencer said. “He got super tired and I just wanted it more than him.” At the end of the second round the Nanaimo fighter connected with

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I knew I was just going to come out hard in the third round and I did.” He caught his opponent in a north-south choke and even though it wasn’t locked in 100 per cent, Maromo was too exhausted to escape. Spencer

cinched in the hold deeper and that was that. “Graham took the opportunity; it was right there for him,” said John Punt, Impact MMA trainer. “In this sport it’s one thing to see the opportunity to finish [but] to really be able to convincingly execute your game, a lot of guys have reluctance to finish. Finishing is another skill on its own.” Following the finish, Spencer was presented with the lightweight championship belt, though he doesn’t intend to defend it. He feels more comfortable at featherweight and would prefer to return to that 145-pound class. He doesn’t yet have a fight booked at MFC 37, but as one of the new faces of the company, his image adorns the advertisements, nevertheless. “He’s very humble. He knows where his roots are. He has a grounded personality,” said Punt. “He sees the accomplishment but he’s looking forward.” FIGHT FACTS … Spencer’s fight with Maromo will be broadcast on TSN2; scheduling is yet to be determined. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

Clippers try to maintain momentum The Nanaimo Clippers are on a win streak that they’d love to carry right into the post-season. The city’s B.C. Hockey League club, winner of four in a row, closes out its regular season with home games Friday (March 8) and Sunday against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs and the West Kelowna Warriors, respectively. The Clippers have locked up second place in their division, but there is still more to play for this weekend. “The points are still important down the road,” said Mike Vandekamp, Clippers coach. “You don’t know who’s going to win in the playoffs and where you’re going to get to, but points are always going to give you a chance to have home-ice possibly down the road.” Friday’s matchup with Alberni is a first-round playoff preview. The Clippers beat the Bulldogs 6-3 on Sunday and will try to maintain that edge. “We gave ourselves the momentum … but it would be nice to keep it prior to the playoffs,” Vandekamp said. Mason Mitchell, Clippers forward, said his team will try to do the same things that worked in last weekend’s win. “We’ve … got to come out with the same mentality like we are going to [have] in playoffs,” he said. GAME ON … Friday’s opening faceoff is at 7 p.m. at Frank Crane Arena. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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The Nanaimo Buccaneers never saw what hit them, but when the ice had cleared, they had lost Game 1. The Bucs fell 2-1 to the Comox Valley Glacier Kings on Tuesday at the Nanaimo Ice Centre in Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League playof f action. With a minute left in the third period, Comox’s Andrew White fired a puck past Nanaimo goalie Cam Large and the visitors celebrated the goal while the home team wondered if the puck actually went in the net. “We had the lead a long way through…” said Glen Smith, Bucs assistant coach. “It was disappointing not to at least go into overtime.” Noah Russi opened the scoring for the Buccaneers on a power play midway through the second period after getting open at the side of the net. Large made a number of quality saves to protect the margin going into the third, but with seven minutes left Comox’s Rylan Ball tied the game on a wrister.

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Comox Valley Glacier Kings player Andrew White, left, is hooked by Nanaimo Buccaneers defenceman Collin Mathieson during Tuesday’s playoff game.

They know it’s going to be a long, tough series. Shots ended up 36-25 in favour of the Yetis with Michael Hails earning the win in goal. Smith said the Buccaneers will need to try to create more offence moving forward.

“We need to get more pucks to the net, we need to get in front of the net with more traffic,” he said. He said the Glacier Kings are a tough team and an experienced team, and said the Bucs know they’re in for a battle. “The boys, they’re disappointed but they know it’s going to be a long, tough series,” Smith said. GAME ON … Game 2 will be played Thursday (March 7) at 7:15 p.m. at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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In a way, the VIU Mariners are just happy to be at nationals. But now that they’re there, they might as well go all out. Vancouver Island University’s men’s vol-

leyball team takes to the court today (March 7) in Welland, Ont., for the start of the Canadian Colleges’ Athletic Association championships. “We’ve just got to play how we can play and we can do some damage,” said Lee Hamilton, M’s all-star. A d a m T i s h e n ko, team captain, said the

Mariners are going in mentally focused. They recognize that against unfamiliar opponents, they’ll have to concern themselves with what they themselves are doing on their own side of the court. “It’s just going to be us going out there and playing our best ball, focusing on fundamentals and really want-

ing to win,” Tishenko said. “I think that’s the really key difference between winning and losing, is wanting it that badly.” Winning a national championship is a lofty goal that a lot of teams set for themselves at the start of the season. The M’s are close, but there are a few steps they need to take.

Wildcats tip off provincials High school basketball season is over for everyone except championship contenders. That includes Wellington Secondary School’s senior AA boys’ and senior AA girls’ teams. Both Wildcats squads tipped off the provincial championships Wednesday in Kamloops. Welly’s senior girls go in ranked No. 4 in B.C., and also take a basketful of experience after participating at provincials last March, too. “The fact that we went last year helps a lot, because the girls will be a little more focused; they’ll know what they’re walking into,” said Nicole McRae, the team’s coach. What they’re walking into will be a gym full of zone champions and other worthy competitors. The Wildcats bounced to blowout wins all season long, but there aren’t a lot of blowouts in the brackets at provincial tournaments. “In the past we’ve been able to get through not playing our best basketball,” said McRae. “But now we’ll need to play 40 minutes of good basketball in order to be successful.” Read more at www.nanaimobulletin.com.

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The North Island Silvertips are back in the playoffs, but now that they’re in, they’ll need to be giant killers. Nanaimo’s B.C. Major Midget League team (11-26-3) qualified for the post-season on the last day of the regular season and now head to the mainland to face the No. 1-seeded Vancouver Northwest Giants (34-2-4). The ’Tips beat the Thompson Blazers 6-0 on Sunday at the Nanaimo Ice Centre to snag the eighth and final seed in the BCMML playoffs. The Blazers had beaten the Silvertips the day before, setting up the final-day drama. Coach Jason Dubyna said his team kept it loose and calm, and was ready for puck drop.

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North Island Silvertips player Curtis McCarrick, right, bangs a puck out of mid-air and into the net Sunday in a B.C. Major Midget League hockey game against the Thompson Blazers at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.

“[From] our first shift, we rolled through all the lines, everybody came out with good energy and was playing hard.” Curtis McCarrick and Liam Shaw each scored twice, Nick Gomerich had a goal and three assists and Kyle MacDonald also tallied in the win.

Liam Giroux earned the shutout win. Dubyna said playoff hockey will be valuable experience for the teens, and the Silvertips are excited to get the opportunity to extend their season. “Obviously we’re really excited about that,” said McCarrick. “[The Giants] are a

good team but maybe we can go in there and surprise them with our work ethic.” GAME ON … The entire best-of-three series will be played on the Lower Mainland, starting Friday (March 8) in North Vancouver and then moving to Burnaby for Game 2. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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The Trax slots below the Equinox in Chevy’s tall wagon lineup and uses the same platform as that brand’s Cruze and Sonic small cars. In size it’s nearly 18 centimetres longer and 13 centimetres taller than a Sonic wagon, which provides plenty of space for up to five passengers and a relatively cavernous cargo area, especially with the rear seat folded flat. In addition, the front-passenger seat folds flat so that lengthy items are more likely to fit inside with the liftgate closed. Exact base and optional content has yet to be announced (the Trax is expected to arrive sometime in the first quarter of 2013), but at least three trim levels and a lengthy list of options are likely, with base models covering the basics plus air conditioning plus the usual power-operated windows, locks and outside mirrors. Standard for all trims is a 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that generates 140 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. A six six-speed speed automatic is the sole

Compared to the larger CTS, the ATS is about 23 centimetres shorter, three centimetres narrower while being vertically challenged by about five centimetres. It also surrenders 10 centimetres between the front and rear wheels, which could make for a tighter cabin space than the CTS. Where the ATS really excels is its 1,500 kg curb weight. Part of the dieting process involved an aluminum hood, natural-fibre door panels and magnesium engine-mount brackets. Although the ATS is available with a relatively potent 321-horsepower 3.6-litre V6 (required when adding the optional allwheel-drive), Cadillac is making available two additional four-cylinder offerings. Base cars get a 202-horsepower, 2.5-litre unit, while a 2.0-litre turbocharged fourcylinder is optional. All powerplants are mated to six-speed automatic transmissions, but in keeping with its performance nature (and to sway Euro-sedan fans) the turbo engine is available with a six-speed manual gearbox. Regardless of drivetrain, the ATS’s sporty demeanor can be amplified with an optional suspension package that includes

Type: Four-door wagon sub-compact tall wagon Base engine (hp): 1.4-litre DOHC I4 (140) Layout: Front-engine, front/all-wheel drive Transmissions: Six-speed automatic l/100 km(city/highway): 7.5/5.2 (est.) Safety: Front airbags; front/rear sideimpact airbags; front knee airbags; sidecurtain airbags; anti-lock brakes; traction control; stability control Weight (kg): 3,000 (est.)

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GMC has given its big wagon a dose of attitude. The squared-off front end takes inspiration from the smaller Terrain and uses neat LED accent lighting in the new headlight clusters. New LED taillights, wraparound glass and a spoiler freshen up the rear end. The interior gets nicer plastics and leathers, highlighted by a new colour touch-screen with optional navigation. All Acadias come with either seven or eight seats and lots of room behind the third row for cargo. The second- and third-row seats can be folded flat for more storage, and, when upright, the second row slides fore and aft with one-hand operation. There’s also a raft of safety features such as side-curtain airbags that run the length of the cabin, an exclusive front centre airbag, blindspot and cross-traffic warning systems for 2013, anti-lock brakes, stability control to prevent a skid or spin, antirollover software and traction control. The carryover 288-horsepower 3.6litre V6 still drives the front wheels (all-wheel-drive is optional) through a revised six-speed automatic transmission with better shift quality. Also new are upgraded dual dual-flow flow suspension dampers

Chevrolet’s popular compact Cruze continues to stretch its value even further with new standard equipment and some attractive option packages. The biggest changes include a MyLink radio (that streams music via Bluetooth), voice recognition and compatibility with Pandora Internet radio. A new 18-centimetre colour touch stereo with navigation and USB port can be had on virtually every model, while new driver convenience packages include a number of useful options such as power seats, auto-dimming rearview mirrors, rear-vision camera and more. The rest of the interior remains a highly attractive seating area that wouldn’t look out of place in a more expensive sedan. The base car is equipped with a 1.8-litre four-cylinder that produces 138 horsepower and 123 pound-feet of torque. Move up to the LT and LTZ models and you’ll get a smaller – less is more here – 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder that’s also rated at 138 horsepower but with 25 pound-feet more torque than the base engine. The 1.8 offers a choice of a six-speed manual transmission, or optional six-speed automatic, while the 1.4 turbo is only available with the automatic. In addition, the standard stability control includes a

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to better handle bumps and thumps. GMC’s luxo Denali sub-brand continues with the revised Acadia, too. The exterior gets unique badges, grille, body pieces, high-intensity-discharge (HID) headlights, 20-inch wheels and dual exhaust, while the cabin gets special heated-and-cooled leather seats, higherquality trimmings, and a rear-seat DVD player with two screens.

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driver-adjustable shocks, larger Brembobrand brakes and magnetic ride control that constantly adjusts the suspension characteristics according to road conditions and driver input.

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June 9, 1950 - February 28, 2013 With profound sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Wayne Douglas Elliott on February 28, 2013 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Wayne was born June 9, 1950 to Ray and Jacky Elliott in Ottawa but grew up in Victoria, and finally settling in Nanaimo. His first love was family, followed closely by a passion for the open road. Wayne spent 45 years driving truck until his illness made it no longer possible. He always kept his unique outlook on life and his keen sense of humour humour. To know Wayne meant you were engulfed by his infectious laugh. Wayne is survived by his soul mate and life partner, Dianne Lambert; the lights of his life, his sons, Daniel and Brett; and cherished grandsons, Caleb and Kayden. He is also survived by his brothers, John (Kris), Robert (Deb), and their families; as well as his aunt Winnie Wood. Wayne will be forever missed by his best friend Bill Rowbottom, who was at his side throughout his illness, as was his little dog Snoop. The family would like to thank the health care p o ess o a s involved professionals vo ved in providing p ov d g Wayne Way e with exceptional care. We would also like to thank the management and staff at Superior Transport in Coquitlam who were like family to Wayne. It was Wayne’s request that no funeral be held, but a gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date. Sands ~ Nanaimo (250)753-2032

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Jack worked for Western Forest Products, Honeymoon Bay; then E.A. Morris, here in Nanaimo, until he opened his own business, Jack Norrish Safety Centre (for fourteen years). In 1989 Jack took very ill and was in hospital for eight months, and for the past twenty-five years has been unable to work. Special thanks to Dr. Lorne Goodall & staff for the care they provided and to the nurses and doctors at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. A big thank you to Gordon Theedom & Blake McGuffie for the many years of kindness and friendship. By request there will be no service.

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

MOVING & STORAGE

WINDOWS

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FUEL/FIREWOOD

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

FOR SALE BY OWNER

AGILE HOME REPAIR & Improvement. Fully insured, interior/exterior repairs and upgrades. Ian 250-714-8800.

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.

3 SETS queen duvet covers, $20 ea, teal, gold, green, 1 bedspread queen, cream $10. Call (250)756-3284.

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.

BOWFLEX XCEED- excellent shape, ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s manual & ďŹ tness guide, $450. Bell X spressvue PVR, $250. Full size ping pong table, collapsible, $50. Call 250-246-2238, 250-466-0323.

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.

ALL TRADES- Home updates? Hardwood, Tile, Laminate, Kitchen & Bath Renos. All exterior RooďŹ ng, Siding, Decks & Fencing. References available. 250-722-0131.

MOVING, Deliveries. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Right Price.â&#x20AC;? Free Quotes. Call Jason (250)668-6851

PETS PET CARE SERVICES

HOME RENOVATIONS: Carpentry, Kitchens & Baths; Plumbing, Ceramic Tile. Free Estimates. Call (250)756-2096

LOCAL LANDSCAPE, Bobcat Maintenance company looking to ďŹ ll two positions, a experienced foreman and a labourer. If you are hard working, career minded and self motivated please send a resume to 27amberjack@gmail.com. Assets for these positions would include a Horticulture ticket, Bobcat experience and irrigation experience. V.I. LOCAL LANDSCAPES Res & Comm Landscape Maintenance. Reliable, quality work. Call Mike (250)616-2410

PAINTING A-ONE PAINTING and Wallpapering. Serving Nanaimo for 28 years . Senior Discount. Free estimates. 250-741-0451

Interior ~ Exterior FREE ESTIMATES. (250) 667-1189

PETERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S MASONRY: 40yrs experience specializing in all types of stonework, brickwork, ďŹ replaces & more. Call Peter (250)756-8569 or 250-4682706 for your free estimate.

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FRIENDLY FRANK 4 PARSONS chairs w/matching table and 36â&#x20AC;? round glass top, $99 obo. (250)390-1833. 50 CHURCH chairs, metal frame with wood seat & back, $99. 250-591-2275. ALL IN carry cases, 7 1/4 skil saw, B/D mouse kit, cordless 3/8 drill w/ charger, $95 obo. Call (250)390-2251. CAT CARRIER: medium size. Good cond; Almost new. $25 (250)753-4701. DVD/CD PLAYER, Panasonic, like new w/ remote, wires and manual, $25. (250)758-1051 GOLF CLUBS, ladies, bag and cart, $99. (250)390-2200 HEAVY DUTY 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; aluminum extension ladder, $99. Call (250)244-4415. LADIES LEATHER brown jacket, medium 3/4 length size, as new from Danier, $95 obo. (250)390-3126. LADYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DRESS, light pink, size 12. Suitable for wedding or New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Excellent cond. $94. (250)585-3337 PEAVEY AMPLIFIER, back stage, 80â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, good condition, $75 obo. (250)390-2577. SHAW MOTOROLA HD digital receiver, DCT 6200, exc cond, $99 obo. (250)753-3588 SKIL SKILL saw, $25. Black & Decker 16â&#x20AC;? electric hedge trimmer,new $40. (250)758-3410. WELDING AND cutting hobby tools, like new, $99. More details: 250-751-1355.

FURNITURE BEAUTYREST Electrically Adjustable, single bed. Excellent cond. $400 obo. (250)7542203

GARAGE SALES COMMUNITY GARAGE Sale Westwood Lake RV Park. 380 Westwood Rd. Sat, Mar 9th, 9am-5pm. Household items, BBQâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, electronics, 2007 JFlight 31â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 5th Wheel, fences, decks, sheds & much more. ESTATE GARAGE SALE. 1705 Rugg Rd (off Holden Corso) Sat, March 9th, 9am3pm. New & old tools, compressors, household items, camping, etc. Wear boots! ESTATE SALE, Saturday, March 9, 8am-2pm and Sunday, March 10, 9am-2pm. 470 Larch Street. Complete contents of house. Antiques, collectibles, china, dishes, furniture, garden tools, costumes and much, much more. No Early Birds! Terms Cash. NORTH NANAIMO: Downsizing/moving clear out garage sale. Every Sat. starting Mar. 2nd, 9-1pm. 6278 McGirr Rd.

BROWN EGG layers available, excellent pullets, quiet and friendly, at point-oflaying. Call (250)753-0358 or email: zzvekic@gmail.com 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. LOG LATH, for making log homes or pillars, c/w industrial land lease. (250)743-3198 or 250-732-3239 LOG SHELLS for sale. Lathed logs, proďŹ led & notched to ďŹ t your plans. Ph. 250-732-3239 or 250-743-3198 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.

REAL ESTATE APARTMENT/CONDOS

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 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

RNs Needed IMMEDIATELY Nanaimo Seniors Village

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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613 BRUCE Ave, Nanaimo. $241,500. Cozy, comfortable 3bdrm, 1.5baths. Lots of updates. Gas heat, W/D, F/S. Call Dave (250)591-1210. 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

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 7YR-OLD OIL furnace; 11 yr old 250gal tank w/aprox, 1000L oil. Can be viewed in operation for limited time. 250758-4344 HONDA POWERED generator, EM5000, $800. 10â&#x20AC;? Dewalt 770 radio arm table saw, $75. Call 250)757-8724.

$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

AUCTIONS

AUCTIONS

KAWASAKI 650 ATV (69 HOURS) . HONDA GENERATOR GX390 (NEW) . MILLER 210 AL. WELDER . LINCOLN 225 ARC. WELDER . BOSCH SHAPER . RIDGID 12 INCH SLIDING COMPOUND SAW (NEW) . RIDGID 13 INCH THICKNESS PLANER (NEW) . RIDGID 6 INCH PLANER . BOSCH 4000 TEN INCH TABLE SAW & STAND . HONDA GX200 POWER WASHER (NEW) . SITE-SAFE TOOL BOX 66X24 INCH . BIZERBA COM. MEAT SLICER . 10 INCH R.A. SAW . HUSKY PRO. COMPRESSOR & OTHERS . STIHL MS 289 CHAINSAW (AS NEW) . OXYGEN & ACYT. TORCH SET . 5 NEW GARDEN SEEDERS . HUSQVARNA GTH2548 RIDE-ON-MOWER (127 HOURS) 48 INCH CUT . G13 ORGANIC SPRAYER . NUMEROUS POWER TOOLS. GOLDONI DIESEL WALK BEHIND TRACTOR PLUS 10 ATTACHMENTS . QUAD TRAILER . LGE. AMT. GREENHOUSE DRIP LINE . HONEY SEPARATORS & NUMEROUS HIVES (APPROX. 30) . STAINLESS SAUSAGE STUFFER . HD. JACKS . MOWERS & GARDEN TOOLS . BUCKEYE BED SHAPER . 250 LINCOLN WELDER . QUALITY APPLE PRESS . 1000 GAL. WATER TANK ON DUAL AXLE TRAILER . 8FT. NELSON DINGY . FENCE POSTS . 10FT. DUMP TRAILER . DUAL WATER TANK ON TRAILER . NUMEROUS AL. LADDERS . 7 AL. WALKWAYS & 5 SETS SCAFFOLDING . AL. & S.S. SHEETS . ROOFING . S.S. TABLES . ž & 3/8 GIS PLYWOOD (APPROX. 40) . SHEETS OF GLASS & WINDOWS . CAST IRON SLIPPER TUB . GRAY BRICK. PLUS MUCH MUCH MORE

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2011 FORTRESS 1700 DT Scooter. New $3500.00, Asking $1500.00 Almost new,used 7 months, excellent shape. Call 250-954-3217

ON SITE ESTATE FARM AUCTION SATURDAY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; MARCH 9TH â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11 :00A.M. 3764 MINTO ROAD - CUMBERLAND

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40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Citation park model in year round RV park in Parksville. Built on room & patio, carport & shed. Call 250-735-0239.

SUBJECT TO ADDITIONS & DELETIONS 10% BUYERS PREMIUM IN EFFECT PAYMENT : CASH OR APPROVED CHEQUE VIEWING : SAT. MARCH 9TH â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9A.M. TO SALE TIME SALE CONDUCTED BY DAVE STEVENS 250-336-8344 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; cvas4@shaw.ca

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 Comfortable, Cozy 2bdrm, 980sq.ft. in 55+ Mobile Park. 6 appliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, some furniture. Lrg vine covered deck, fruit trees, garden space. $79,500. Just move in! (250)754-6436

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). 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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REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

FOR SALE BY OWNER

HOUSES FOR SALE

APARTMENT/CONDO

HOMES FOR RENT

SUITES, LOWER

CARS

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

7-160 STEWART Ave- 1 bdrm 1 bath $525. 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 applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 RUTHERFORD Area. Lrg 3 Br upper, 5 appliances, 1.5 Bathroom, storage shed, NS, Pets OK, $900.00 + 60% Utilities Avail Mar 15. 604-328-3248 SMALL 2 bedroom, 1 bath, clean house for rent. 213 Finlayson. Very cute. Just repainted. Water views. No laundry. $750 per month. Available for March 15th. Call Kirk at 250-703-9478.

DEPARTURE BAY: 2 bdrm, patio, bright, gas F/P, parking, NS/NP. Avail Now. $950 mo utilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s incldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. (250)729-9155. S. NANAIMO- 1 bdrm, private, F/S, fenced yard, w/ views, laundry. Pet ok. Apr 1. $650. Call collect, 1-250-388-7271. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;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.

2006 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Adventure 80,000k. Immaculate condition, lotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of extras. $30,000 O.B.O Please call 250-338-8206

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

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.

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

QUALITY 55+ patio home at Village Green, Courtenay. Covered parking with storage, 2 bdrms, 1.5 baths, Kitchen/eating area. Private patio/ am sun. Large LR with dining area. New paint throughout, new HW ďŹ&#x201A;oors main areas. Immaculate. Immed. possession. $220,000. 250-338-8260

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MOBILE HOMES & PARKS #3 - 5659 TOMSWOOD Road. 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 68â&#x20AC;&#x2122; mobile home. 3bdrm, all appliances. Assessed value $40,200. Open to offers. (250)724-5185.

TOWNHOUSES 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. COMOX: ONE level bright, modern & spacious, 2 bdrms, 8 years old, 2 full baths, dbl. garage, patio, gas f/p, close to beach/downtown. $269,000. 250-339-7263, 250-218-5263.

HOUSES FOR SALE

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO

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. DUNCAN (Kody Place, 6135 Ryall Rd. Unit 18) 3 bdrm Townhouse, 2 bath, fenced backyard, close to all amenities, near bus stop, $195,000 obo. Please call (250)923-0784.

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DOWNTOWN: 2 bdrm Apt, balcony, secure prkg, quiet bldg, W/D, close to shopping and bus, NP/NS, no parties, refs, 1 yr lease, $800 + utils, avail immed 250-756-0516.

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. LADYSMITH - Two bedroom, Top ďŹ&#x201A;oor, in 3-storey bldg with elevator. Harbour view. Washer/ Dryer/storage. Walk to beach. Small dog OK. $950/mo + DD and electric. Call Lindsey 250816-9853 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. $800 mo +. (250)754-4605. NANAIMO DOWNTOWN 3 bdrm,1.5 bath, on-site laundry. NS/NP. $900. 250-754-1547. NANAIMO OCEAN view Downtown. 1 bdrm + den. Senior friendly, secure parking. 6 appls, laundry rm. Refs & lease reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. NS/NP. $850. Avail Apr 1. 250-591-8886. SPACIOUS ADULT orientated condo overlooking Ladysmith harbour, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, gas F/P, W/D, F/S, M/W. 4 blks to dwntwn. N/S. Small dog or cat ok. $1000 ($100 off for the ďŹ rst 3 months). (250)246-2238, 250-667-7107. UNIVERSITY AREA- 1 Bdrm $650+ hydro, small building, cat considered. 1 month free. Call Steve, 250-667-3009.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

SOUTH NANAIMO 3 bdr 2 bth 1850sq 10,000 sq ft lot 2 yrs old granite counter tops stainless kitchen hardwood ďŹ&#x201A;oors $354,900. 250-591-2988. 2390 Ellison rd

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

BOWEN TERRACE- 1 bdrm, heat incld, sm pet ok. $675. Leave msg (250)245-8869.

1-BDRM, BRIGHT Clean, unit. Full bath, very private. Near Rutherford Rd - F/S, W/D, No pets, no smoking. Avail now. (250)758-4871. NANAIMO 1BDRM + den, 1150sq ft unit in 4-plex at 2506 Labieux Rd. for quiet tenant only, $850 + utils. N/P, nr bus stop. (Immed). 250-729-8969.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR RENT

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

1 & 2 BDRM (Terminal Park Mall Hospital Area) Quiet building with security cameras. Free storage & parking. New balcony, paint & carpet. Small pet ok. Avail Now & April. 1 From $645 plus.

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1360 GRAHAM Cres- 1 bdrm, $650. Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

#100-319 Selby Street

#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

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MOBILE HOMES & PADS CASSIDY: TRAILER, (large) 34 ft., very private 1.5 acres, near river, pets ok. Close to Hwy. N/S, no drinking. $700 mo+ hydro. Call 250-245-0014

HOMES FOR RENT

3185 BARONS Rd- 1 & 2 bdrms, $695 & $750. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

1675 KING JOHN Way- 3 bdrms, 3 bath, $1800. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

412 BRUCE Ave1 & 2 bdrms, $625 & $750. 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

430 STEWART- 1 bdrm, $650 & $700. 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

OFFICE/RETAIL

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. HOSPITAL AREA. 3 bdrm, 2 bath. N/S, N/P. $1100./mo + utils. Avail now. 250-756-6172 or 250-619-5446 after 5pm.

1988 CHEVY Caprice Classic, low mileage, 1 owner. Very beautiful condition, $1500 (Firm). Glass top Kenmore stove, white, $225. Both very nice. Please call (250)7012035. COMPLETE CAMPER UNIT with boat & truck, all in mint condition - very clean! Must see, ready to go. $9500. obo. For more info - (250)338 8060. coast.1590@shaw.ca

TOWNHOUSES #12-1600 Morey Rd- 3 bdrms, $850. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com #2-3231 Lauren Mary Place- 3 bdrm, 2 bath, $950. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 855 HOWARD- 2 bdrms, $825. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com #9-26 BUTTERTUBS Dr- 3 bdrms, 2 bath $875. Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

WANT TO GET NOTICED? Prime retail/ofďŹ ce space for rent in highly visible historical building on corner of First and Roberts in Ladysmith. 1687 sq. ft. 2 bathrooms, small kitchen, new ďŹ&#x201A;ooring, A/C. Available June 1st. Call 250-245-2277

TRANSPORTATION AUTO FINANCING

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

2004 FORD TARUS WAGON - SEL, loaded, new tires, low kms, excellent condition & priced to sell at $5800. Call 250-752-0929.

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

1993 Ford Explorer 326,914 Kâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 4 door, Greenish Blue, runs great, needs rear tires, Tranny slips a little. $1000 obo. Call 250-954-3372

TRUCKS & VANS

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

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.

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

SUITES, LOWER

1995 G10 CHEVY cargo vanV-6 Vortec engine. $2500. Call (250)746-8182.

1091 SILVER Mountain Drive1 bdrm, $675 inclds hydro. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 205-99 CHAPEL Street- 1 bdrm, $850. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 2 BDRM pvt g/l entry, bright, clean, own ldry, util Incl. NS, NP APR 1 $800 250-327-4072 931 SPRING- 1 bdrm, $650 inclds hydro. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com BRECHIN- 2 bdrm with laundry Close to bus, shopping, ferries. NS/NP, no parties. $875 +utils. Avail now. (250)390-0264, 250-618-049. C. NANAIMO- bright, large, 2 bdrm lower suite. $850inclds hydro. Call (250)716-1718. DIVERS LAKE area, large 1 bdrm, sep entrance, priv backyard, inclds all utils, electric F/P, insuite laundry, $750 mo. Avail now. Call (250)585-6561. DOCKSIDE WAY- spacious 2 bdrm walkout suite, 5 appls, quiet tenants, gas F/P. NS/NP, $950 heat & electricity incld. Avail April. 1. 250-667-1032. FREE RENT 2bdrm, 1bath, lndry hookup, free wiďŹ , private entry & back yard, 2-stall parking. Must be seen! $850/mo. (250)753-7744. 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. LONGLAKE, WALK on beach. 1 bedroom - private/ bright/ clean bsmnt suite. F/S, W/D. Close to all amenties. No pets/ no smoking. Avail. April 1st - $895. (250)758-4871. NANAIMO- 1 BDRM suite, self-contained, $600. Call 250-716-6811, 250-753-4749. NANAIMO- NEW ocean view 2 bdrm, W/D, $860 + 40% utils. Walking distance to Rutherford School + bus stop, Mar 15 or Apr 1. 250-751-5703 UPLANDS lrg 1 bdrm, NS/NP. $675+ 1/3 hydro, inclds internet/cable. Txt 306-512-2033

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 TOYOTA MATRIX, dark blue. Only 17,000 km. Standard gears, manual windows & doors, diamond body coat, Scotch guard interior, Ziebart undercoating. One elderly driver, no accidents, regularly serviced since new 2005. $10,500. Ladysmith (250)2452673.

2001 CHEVY 3/4 Ton Van, low mileage, good shape. $3,500. Phone (250)714-2804 2003 GMC 4x4 SLE- w/matching Leer canopy, excellent cond, must be seen, gently driven, 150,000 km, extra cab, auto, A/C, P/S, P/B, P/W, PDL, tow package. $12,900. Call (250)743-0910.

MOTORCYCLES Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

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AUTO SERVICES 2007 900 KAWASAKI Vulcan Classic LT Low mileage like new $6800.00 250-941-3697

2007 FORD Ranger, auto with O/D, 2 wheel drive, 6 cyl, 60,000 Km, nice & clean, $7,799. (250)746-7056 or cell (250-701-7254

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

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

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

DOUGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CARS 250-390-4707.

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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.

2003 TITANIUM Glendale RV. 33 ft, Blocked & skirted in Parksville resort in a large fenced yard. Complete with ďŹ re pit & large shed. Unit is fully furnished & ready to move in. $26,500 or reasonable offer. Call 780-910-7838

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Nanaimo News Bulletin B15


B16

COMMUNITY

Nanaimo News Bulletin Thursday, March 7, 2013

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Program guide details exhibits at provincial museum From captivating images from the world’s finest wildlife photographers to a fascinating in-depth look at the 1911-12 race to the South Pole, the Royal B.C. Museum is presenting exhibits truly international in scope this spring and summer. At the same time, both locals and

visitors will also appreciate the detailed look at the cultural celebrations of Victoria’s own Chinatown, along with the many regular family-friendly exhibits for which the museum is renowned. Learn more about these events and more in the Royal B.C. Museum

Spring/Summer Guide. Inside, find details about special lectures, Family Sunday activities, spring break and summer camps, coming exhibits and much more, designed to highlight natural and human history here at home and around the globe.

The guide will be available online through eEditions on individual Black Press newspaper websites, including the News Bulletin. The museum will also have the guide available on site and through its website at www.royalbcmuseum. bc.ca.

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Expert hosts puppy seminar Nanaimo Kennel Club is hosting a seminar and workshop with an expert on canine behaviour and training. Ian Dunbar makes a special presentation Saturday (March 9), 7 p.m., at the Coast Bastion Inn for new and potential puppy owners, plus dog care and sport participants and responsible breeders. The cost of admission is $10. Seminars and workshops continue Sunday and Monday (March 10-11). For more information, please e-mail webmaster@ nanaimokennelclub.ca.

Annual sale helps Barsby The football program at John Barsby Community School hosts its annual fundraiser next weekend (March 16-17). The garden manure sale runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or until supplies last. People can purchase 40-pound bags of cow manure for $5. For every four bags purchased, a fifth is free with pick-up orders. Sale takes place at top of student parking lot on Bruce Avenue. All proceeds go toward uniforms and protective equipment.

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*Terms and conditions apply, see in-store for details. Offer available until May 6, 2013 while quantities last, to TELUS residential customers who have not subscribed to TELUS TV or Internet service in the past 90 days. Minimum system requirements apply. Final eligibility for service will be determined by a TELUS representative. Cannot be combined with any other promotional offers. 1. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price of 40” Samsung HDTV is $849. A cancellation fee applies for early termination of the service agreement,and will be $23/month for the Samsung HDTV multiplied by the number of months remaining in term. 2. Current hardware rental rates will apply at the end of the 3 year term. Rental equipment must be returned upon cancellation of service. TheTELUS logo and Optik TV are trademarks of TELUS Corporation, used under licence. Samsung and the Samsung logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Samsung Canada. © 2013 TELUS

The 2013 Nanaimo Marine Festival and World Championship Bathtub Race pays homage to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital’s 50-year anniversary. “This tribute by the Loyal Nanaimo Bathtub Society is an excellent way to celebrate the important contribution that Nanaimo Regional General Hospital has made to mid-Island residents and visitors over the past 50 years,” said Don Hubbard, board chairman, in a press release. The salute will form the theme for this year’s Bathtub Sail Past On Wheels Fun Parade on July 27. The marine festival starts July 26 and wraps up July 28 with the 47th annual Great International World Championship Bathtub Races.


Nanaimo News Bulletin, March 07, 2013