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NDP candidate Barry Avis says the provincial government is giving “non-answers” about the proposed Raven coal mine and he says that is not giving the people of Parksville Qualicum Beach confidence in the approval process. “There is growing concern that the Liberal government wants to force through the proposed Raven coal mine,” Avis said following an exchange in the provincial Legislature Wednesday afternoon. “The Liberal government did not give any confidence to the people of our region with their nonanswers about the coal mine. This is very disappointing given how much is at stake – including water quality, road safety, and hundreds of longterm, sustainable jobs in the shellfish industry.” Scott Fraser, NDP MLA for Alberni-Pacific Rim, tabled a petition in the legislature on Wednesday signed by more than 5,000 people. “The controversial Raven underground coal mine project highlights serious holes in this government’s gutted environmental assessment process,” Fraser said in the Legislature. Fraser pointed to resolutions expressing concern about the assessment from local governments in the region, including the town of Qualicum Beach. Parksville-Qualicum Liberal candidate Michelle Stilwell said Thursday she “wouldn’t be in favour of any project if it wasn’t going to improve the quality of life for our constituents.” Stilwell wouldn’t directly respond to the NDP’s comments about the process but she did say it’s important to wait until environmental reports are in. See PETITION, page A8

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There was heavy smoke and water damage to this home on Pearce Place in Qualicum Bay after a fire on Friday.

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A house fire Friday in Qualicum Bay tore through the two-story home and left it destroyed. Fire departments Bow Horne Bay, Dashwood and Qualicum Beach attended the scene on Pearce Place at around 1 p.m. The blaze quickly spread to the second story of the house and into the attic, which is a difficult area to approach, said Bow Horne Bay Fire Chief Steve Anderosov. “We eventually got the fire out before it burned the en-

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tire roof off, but there is heavy smoke and water damage to both floors on the one side,” he said. “And the carport, and a bedroom above the carport, were pretty well gone.” Anderosov said there wasn’t anyone in the house at the time of the fire, apparently the occupants of the home had left shortly before the fire was reported. The fire is believed to have started from an electrical component plugged into a workbench in the carport, Anderosov said, but the cause is still being investigated. Pearce Place is near Horne Lake Road.

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Parksville and area residents will get an opportunity to have a first-hand look at the issues of the Idle No More movement from an inside perspective, thanks to the Parksville-Qualicum branch of the Canadian Federation of University Women. Linda Fullalove said her group is sponsoring an information session with high-profile First Nations speaker Kim Recalma-Clutesi, who she said will give her perspective on the movement — where it’s going and where it has been. “We were impressed with her at the International Women’s Day video we showed and people wanted to know more about it, because she had a different perspective on issues for Aboriginal women,” she said. “We thought we wanted to know more about Idle No More.” The free event will be held at the St. Columba Presbyterian Church Hall at 921 Wembley Road on Sunday, March 23 at 2 p.m.

Free science show during spring break Looking for something to do during spring break? Children of all ages will enjoy the free science show, put on by Glenn Kachmar, a science educator, and his Whiz Bang science experiments. The Parksville and Qualicum Beach branches of the VIRL will be hosting this event on Mar. 21. Attend the show in Parksville at 10:30 a.m. and in Qualicum Beach at 2 p.m. For more information about the Parksville show, call Melissa Legacy at 248-3841, and for the Qualicum Beach show, call Helen Stevens at 752-6121. — Hayley Charnock

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The advent of spring weather is going to bring more than robins to the Parksville-Qualicum area. It’s also going to mean more bicycles on the road. That, says Central Island Traffic Services Corporal Mike Elston, means an increased chance of collisions between motorists and cyclists — a situation that never turns out well for the cyclist. “People are starting to get out and about and the bicycles will be getting dusted off,” Elston said. “As the weather gets a little bit nicer we are going to see more bicycles and pedestrians on the roads. It’s important at any time of year, but especially now, for bicyclists to stick to rules of the road and make themselves visible and for drivers to give them the room they need.” Elston said that the rules of the road apply to cyclists, noting that crosswalks are not called “crossrides” for a reason. However, he stressed that a certain amount of common sense — both on the part of drivers and cyclists alike — can go a long way towards keeping people safer this cycling season. “For instance, we don’t want our little ones riding on the road,” he said. “Pedestrians have to be aware that for little kids we make allowances and they are allowed to ride on the side-

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Oceanside kite surfers raising money for B.C. Children’s Hospital get a boost from Virgin founder Kiting for Kids says it is making excellent progress towards its goal to raise $10,000 for B.C. Children’s Hospital and the cause has become global. Currently $5,575 has been raised by Parksville realtor Ken Droog and his team of Vancouver Island men attempting to kite board across the Georgia Straight. As the date to make this immense return crossing nears, so does their deadline to make their equally immense fundraising goal for B.C. Children’s Hospital. “For our first year we are pleased with our progress and the excellent support shown by the Vancouver Island business community for this cause,” Droog said. “Raymond James of Qualicum Beach stepped up on day one as the Platinum Sponsor and the support continues to come in.” He noted every bit helps. “Jim’s Gym in Parksville and personal trainer Mike Bourcier conducted a Spina-thon on February 22 that raised $445 towards Kiting for Kids efforts.” And the cause has truly become global. “We extended the invitation to Sir Richard Branson to join us in our crossing, and to become an honorary member of Kiting for Kids, and are quite happy to report that although Sir Richard can not join us in the crossing, he has accepted his honorary membership with Kiting for Kids” said Droog, who provided this statement from Branson, the founder of the Virgin company empire: “I am delighted to become an honorary member of Kiting for Kids. As a keen kitesurfer, it is great to be part of an organisation that combines love for our sport with a desire to make a difference in the world. Good luck to all of the team in the upcoming challenge, let’s hope for favourable winds and a successful adventure.” The roster of kite boarders attempting the Georgia Strait crossing from Nanaimo to Davis Bay and returning back to Parksville includes: Allan Berry of West Coast Shutters, Blinds and Closets, Harold Grindl of Phat Plank Kiteboards in Errington, Dennis McDonald with Todsen Design & Construction of Qualicum Beach and Ken Droog of Remax First Realty. The latest sponsor to jump on board in the Kiting for Kids cause is the Vancouver Island based business, Ocean Rodeo. The Victoria company manufactures kites, boards and accessories and will be sending a representative to join in the crossing in the first half of April, depending on the winds. Donations can be made through the website www. kitingforkids.com with all donations going through the link to the B.C. Children’s Super Hero page created for Kiting for Kids by B.C. Children’s Hospital. “B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation relies on initiatives like Kiting for Kids to raise critically needed funds. I wish to thank all of the kite boarders, sponsors and everyone else who is involved in Kiting for Kids for their commitment and generosity,” said Veronika Pavlina, Philanthropy Officer at B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation. — Kiting For Kids/NEWS Staff

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There is much that Parksville-Qualicum MLA Ron Cantelon says he will miss about his job when he hangs up his hat at the end of the current mandate. He will miss working in the beautiful surroundings of the B.C. legislature. He will miss interacting with constituents and he will miss being in the centre of power, where everything happens. Most of all, he will miss being able to get things done. “That’s what I like best about this,” he said. “I like getting things done. That’s my whole thing. I like projects and moving things forward.” However, it’s what he most misses right now that is the main impetus for leaving — and he doesn’t regret his decision. He points to a photograph of his children on his office desk at the legislature and then to another photo of the same people on a table across the room. They’re older in the second picture and that’s the whole point. “This was me in 2005 with my family,” he said. “These are the kids now. They’ve grown and I wasn’t there. This job absorbs you. When you are in session you are here five days a week. It takes up so much of your life, but now I will get my life back.”

He stressed his departure comes not because of any political wind blowing or health issue, although he did suffer a heart attack last year. Rather, he said it’s just time to go. “I never planned to be a career politician,” he said. “That wasn’t my goal. Two terms for anybody is really enough. You learn the ropes in the first half of the first term and you get done what you wanted to get done in the second term and then you get out of Dodge.” As he prepares to bow out of the political limelight, Cantelon said he doesn’t plan to entirely disappear from the radar. “I will still do projects to help communities on different things,” he said. “Now though, I will be able to pick my projects.” Cantelon has held numerous positions during his two terms as an MLA, including brief stints as Minister of Agriculture and Lands, Minister of Forests. He has also served as caucus chair and as the parliamentary secretary for seniors, has sat on the Treasury Board and was Chair of the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth and Chair of the Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act. The portfolio he has found the most rewarding however, he said, is the one he holds now.

“I like Innovation and Technology because I passionately believe we have to reconfigure the forestry sector,” he said. “If we don’t change, other people will harvest our trees and process them and we will see wonderful products and ask where it came from and be told it came from our wood.” When thinking back about his accomplishments during his time in the legislature, Cantelon naturally points to the ongoing work at the Oceanside Health Centre as the jewel in the crown. “The health centre is certainly one of the things I’m most proud of,” he said. “We are trying to move care closer to the people. It has been estimated that 80 per cent of the people going to emergency can actually be treated there.” However, it is by no means his sole accomplishment — not by a long shot. “I helped to save Gerald Island,” he remembered. “Some American guy was going to buy it, so I said, let’s do it now. I got hold of Barry Penner and said we need $1.3 million to buy Gerald Island or we are going to lose it to the Americans. Well, it got bought and I take some specific credit for that. Barry and I went out there and did a Flags of our Fathers thing with the B.C. flag, just for fun.”

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With the removal of “resident only parking” signs, The City of Parksville is asking residents about adding other restrictive signs. After it was brought up by residents at a “town-hallstyle” meeting at Ballenas Secondary School (BSS) in May 2012, city council decided to remove unenforceable “resident-only” signs rather than implementing a decal and enforcement pro-

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so the signs are unenforceable. Rather than an expensive decal program, council decided to remove the signs and replace them with “parking restrictive signage,” like no parking at certain times of day, which would be enforceable by the existing bylaw staff. To install the new signs, a 51 per cent majority of the affected residents is required. The city is currently sending letters out looking

for that support, though the details of exactly what signs, including the prohibited times, is not yet clear which has brought one complaint to The NEWS. A staff report said “all current residents have parking alternatives,” such as driveways and parking will only be restricted at certain times of day. Affected residents with questions can call 250-9512488 or e-mail Bsilenieks@ parksville.ca.

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In her report to the board, RDN planner Lisa Bhopalsingh noted concerns had been raised that some rural village centres may not be able to accommodate the anticipated growth because of the significant costs of providing water, sewer and transit services. One of these was Deep Bay, which was ranked as a five out of six in this regard, with one being the highest. In his presentation to the board, Jim Crawford, the project manager for Baynes Sound Investments, noted his company plans to put a new subdivision in the area, but the increased population and tax base that would result were not included in the study.

“The study didn’t include the possibility of buildout in our application,” he said. “This would have moved Deep Bay farther up the list of viable villages.” He urged the RDN to keep the rural village study as it is, with Deep Bay as a designated rural village centre. However, a second delegation, by Deep Bay resident Ian MacDonnell, took the opposite position, calling for Deep Bay to be left as it is, citing a perceived lack of transparency in the process and arguing that giving Deep Bay such status would rip apart the fabric of the community. Deep Bay-Bowser director Bill Veenhof stressed that while he sees it as crucial to remain neutral on the is-

sue, he did have concerns. “The study is rather superficial,” he said. “It measures walkability within existing village centres as if that is somehow a measure of our sustainability, but that misses entirely what rural village centres are.” As well, he said the study only provided a snapshot in time and would be of limited value in determining where communities stand over time. Errington-Coombs director Julian Fell moved to amend the staff recommendation to receive the report, calling instead for it to be received and forwarded to rural area directors for further study. The motion passed.

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The Regional District of Nanaimo this week released funds to pay for its share of the cost of dealing with a vicious dog attack — and it tightened its regulation on problem dogs in hopes of preventing a repeat. The incident took place in November of 2011 when two dogs attacked a dog and its owner in Qualicum Beach. Both dog and owner required medical attention as a result. At last week’s meeting, Tom Armet, the acting general manager for strategic and community development for the RDN said the unprovoked

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Vancouver police believe some people they are investigating in relation to a protest over the Raven coal proposal last spring may live in Parksville Qualicum Beach. In May of 2012, a luncheon hosted at the Four Season’s Hotel in Vancouver by the Canadian Institute of Mining Metallurgy and Petroleum was disrupted by about six protestors, who sprayed what was thought to be decayed herring on attendees and in the banquet room. The protestors were wearing bandanas over their faces and a couple of them were wearing wigs. Vancouver Police Det.

Bert Rainey told The NEWS last week these protestors are wanted in relation to the investigation, which could results in charges of mischief over $5,000. Rainey said the foul-smelling spray did $50,000 in damage to the carpet at the Four Season’s and to the clothes of those who attended the luncheon. “Vancouver police believe (the protestors) may be known in your area,” said Rainey. “We have video footage of them outside without bandanas and their faces are visible.” Rainey is asking anyone who may recognize the people in the photos to call local RCMP (250-248-6111) or Crimestoppers (250-2488477).

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“When that’s complete we will have to make the decisions based on the facts that provides us,” she said. The B.C. Conservative Party candidate for this constituency, David Coupland, said he is “not against projects like this in terms of developing our resources, but we cannot take any risk in damaging the watershed or the aquaculture.” “Each project has to be judged on its merits separately,” said Coupland. “The biggest concern is the environment. But we’ve had lots of coal mines in the past on the Island — with far less environmental scrutiny — and the watersheds have recovered or are fine.” The petition presented in the legislature last week by Fraser was organized by the Comox Valley Water Watch Coalition and Coalwatch, another Comox-based organization. “The 6,000-acre underground mine proposed near Fanny Bay, with a life

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he day is coming soon when those opposed, in favour and undecided about the proposed Raven coal mine will actually have something concrete to debate. Compliance Coal, the owners of the project proposed for about five kilometres west of the Buckley Bay ferry terminal, are expected to make their formal application to the provincial government by the end of the month. That application will have environmental assessments, although there will undoubtedly be arguments over that science, who completed it and its methodology, etc. At least there will be something to deal with, for the government and the general public. Up to now, it’s been about posturing and conjecture. Certainly much of this posturing and conjecture — from all sides of the debate — has been based on history and some science, but until the real application is in the government’s hands and the time for official public debate begins, the arguments can only be general in nature. It’s a political hot potato, at least that is certain. And with a provincial election looming, this will be one of the hottest issues in many constituencies on Vancouver Island. As you can read from our story today, most candidates are being careful about what they say about the project. Regardless of political stripe, they all say the local environment must be protected. Because it’s election time, the NDP are also attacking the process and the B.C. Liberals, but again, the meat of the issue will be in the science. We will not pretend to be scientists. We are, however, attracted by the possibility of hundreds of well-paying jobs in our part of the Island for a couple of decades. However, the creation of these jobs makes absolutely no sense if it has the effect of eliminating hundreds of current jobs in what’s become a fabulous industry here, aquaculture. Safety and wear/tear on our road system from three loaded trucks an hour, 24 hours a day, is also something that needs to be seriously addressed. We don’t believe a huge project like this can be either dismissed, or endorsed, quickly and purely on principals like ‘no coal mines ever again’ or ‘we need the jobs, period.’ That’s pure rhetoric. We are hopeful the submission of the application will provide some meat to the debate for all sides. — Editorial by John Harding

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Lets find coaL consensus People, please focus on the positive future progress of our West Coast communities. Let’s have the concerns with the proposed Raven coal mine and Port Alberni port project calmly addressed. Can we mitigate the concerns with creative resolutions and approve a responsible project? I support it. As a member of the current population of the human race, I think we require coal to make things we need in our economy. I think our coal trade to other countries contributes to our economic wealth so we can afford the way we live, we can afford to enhance the environment, and especially so we can afford to develop new energy sources. Human creativity will master the problems in the environment, hopefully without that creativity being crippled to its knees under a yolk of sustainability demands, and supra-environmentalism. Nothing in human endeavour can have a predestine outcome. Science and scientists can guarantee nothing. They can only give an educated guess as to what is the most favorable pathway of risk for this coal development. Living is a risk and it is filled with risk taking. It has always been that way with mankind’s progress. Ultimately, we have only hope to agree on the best and most responsible avenue.

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Consensus agreement is where each party in this coal controversy is confident that their concern is addressed enough to proceed, hopefully without the politics and the rhetoric. Politics is the art and science concerned with winning and holding control over government and the governed. These activities are often concerned with artful and dishonest practices. The practitioners of politics focus themselves and us on the negative and the fearful. This leads to an entrenched negative “no coal” or a “do nothing” agenda. It’s a choice to proceed in creating together, or entrench in negativity and become fragmented in confusion. Bruce Hornidge Port Alberni

QB needs priorities I have to laugh and cry at the same time when I see some constructive suggestions for controlling traffic and providing better safety for pedestrians provided by a consultant for Qualicum Beach in the Thursday edition of The NEWS. The story indicated council was receptive to the consultant’s report but Mayor Teunis Westbroek may have expressed what others were thinking when he agreed the suggestions were certainly worthy of consideration but “the problem for us is how we are going to fund them.” If QB was not in such a rush to play catch

up with Parksville and blow $3 million on the questionable need for a brand new fire hall, the town would have lots of funds for the recommendations, and maybe upgrading our beautiful beach too. Priorities folks, priorities. dave McLean Qualicum Beach

“smart” danger I’ve been thinking about changes we have made and why we made those changes based on facts. Here are a few of them: We banned lead in paint because it is harmful. We banned lead in gasoline because it is harmful. We banned DDT because it is harmful. We banned smoking in public places for the same reason. We banned asbestos for the exact same reason. There needs to be a ban on a few things, with smart meters topping the list. I believe electromagnetic frequency will prove to be one of the largest health threats in our day. You can type in Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt and research his findings for starters, if you’d like to know more. Proverbs 14:12 “There is a way that seems right to man, but in the end it leads to death.”

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The evil that men do lives after them. brooding hunchback.  Shakespeare has King Richard killing The good is oft interred with their bones.     the Duke of Somerset at the Battle of St. Albans. No mean Shakespeare                        feat. Richard would have been two years old at the time. h yes. The enduring fame of infamy.  Names of Indeed, there is no evidence that Richard was guilty of monsters like Karla Homolka and Clifford Olson any of the  killings Shakespeare attributes to him. As for the are etched on our minds for life, murder of the princes in the tower, experts agree but...that woman who pulled three that no modern court would convict Richard of kids from a burning house – what the crime. Any number of royal court intriguers was her name again? Which brings us to Rich- By Arthur Black could have benefited from the disappearance of ard. the princes – most especially Richard’s succesA time bomb of a handle to lumber a kid with, sor, Henry VII. and not just because of its unfortunate diminuIf Richard had a better PR department he tive, Dick.  ‘Richard’ conjures up the spectre of might be regarded today not as a blot on the royRichard III, one of Shakespeare’s earlier plays. In al escutcheon but as a champion of the people The Bard’s estimation, Richard III was emphati– he abolished press censorship, established the cally Not A Nice Guy. right to bail for people awaiting trial, cleaned In Shakespeare’s telling King Richard has up England’s finances and even performed heHenry VI murdered along with his son. Richard roically in battle, despite his physical frailty.  A also offs his wife Anne Neville, his own brother George, sun- historian of the time records that “to his last breath he held dry other royals and, most infamously, the ‘two little princ- himself nobly in a defending manner.” es’ — 12-year-old Edward and nine-year-old Richard. Unfortunately, Richard not only lost his life at Bosworth, What a beast, n’est-ce pas? he lost the battle too. And it’s the victors who get to write the But what if it never happened? What if Richard III, in- history books. stead of being England’s most vilified monarch, was merely        Reminds me of a certain U.S. President who tried to a victim of Tudor spin-doctors? remake America. He created a vast network of federal grants Could be. The dynasty that replaced Richard III made a to state and local governments that cost billions. He set up a habit of blaming everything they could on ‘the previous ad- national agency to regulate pollution; another to guard workministration’ (sound familiar?) — and when it came to po- ers’ health and safety. He even tried to bring in a guaranteed litical slander, a certain young playwright from Statford-Up- minimum wage and a national health plan for low-income on-Avon who came along a century or so later turned out families. Like Richard III, his time in office was cut short. to be the Karl Rove of his time. Richard suffered from a        Odd thing: his name was Richard too — Richard Milslight curvature of the spine; Shakespeare turned him into a house Nixon.

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In a move to address wider issues, the Measuring Up Committee of Parksville recently changed it’s name to the Oceanside Accessibility Committee (OAC). “There’s a renewed momentum given what’s happening now with the whole sector of healthy aging and aging in place,” Parksville councillor and OAC member Marc Lefebvre told council at their March 4 regular meeting. He explained that the committee, established by Parksville council in January 2008, has expanded naturally over time to include Qualicum Beach and regional district members and is looking at the issues of mobility and accessibility in the wider context.

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NEW ART GALLERY IN QUALICUM BEACH

A meeting place featuring fine art The Art Worx Gallery is a collection of stunning fine art, the majority created by local artists LISSA ALEXANDER reporter@pqbnews.com

While helping build frame shops with art galleries across the country, Marlowe Goring began to formulate how his own shop would look in his mind. Many years later his dreams have come to fruition with the Art Worx Gallery in Qualicum Beach. “I always thought if I was building mine, I‘d do this, I‘d do this and I’d do this — we’ve implemented a lot of the ideas I’ve had in here,” said the owner of the new gallery and frame shop, located across from the Liquor Store in Qualicum Beach. The Art Worx Gallery is a collection of stunning fine art, the majority created by local artists, with West Coast scenes, provocative mixed media, dynamic sculptures and intricate jewelry. Some of the features Goring was thrilled to implement are moveable walls, UV lighting, an angled floor and a bright framing area. Goring was raised in Black

Diamond, Alberta, a small town where he didn’t come in contact with much art. And although he never had the urge to create art himself, he was always drawn to it, he said. “The talent is just awe-inspiring,” he said. “Some make you smile, some make you cry.” After working with U-FrameIt Gallery for years as a custom framer, Goring opened Qualicum Frameworks and ran that gallery and frame shop for 12 years. During that time, Goring attracted top notch artists like the ones he sells today: impressionistic painter Sally Laidlaw, celebrated landscape artist Bill Townsend and the late Norval Morrisseau, an aboriginal artist known as the Picasso of the North. “He’s just an icon,” said Goring. “He started the woodlands movement of art, so we carry more of his stuff than probably anybody else in B.C.” Goring’s most popular artist, however, is local west coast landscape artist, Allan Dunfield. Working with Goring at the new space is his girlfriend and manager Suzanne Tonna and 19-year-old framer (working with Goring for 3 years) Tyson Imber. What Goring is most proud

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Marlowe Goring is the owner of the new Art Worx Gallery in Qualicum Beach.

of with his new location is the incredible meeting place he has created for artists and the public to congregate, he said. A place where the people can come to get to know the artists whose work they buy. “It’s neat that I can facilitate that,” he said. “That’s truly what

it’s all about.” From Friday, April 12 to the 26 Art Worx will host Lush Art Show, featuring local artists Susan McLennan, Chris Kazeil and Leslie Gregory. An opening night to meet the artists, happens at the gallery April 12 from 7 to 10 p.m. In about six months time,

Goring hopes to have a small restaurant and wine bar in the gallery. The Art Worx Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information visit www.artworxgallery.com or call 250-752-7350.

FOLK LEGEND PLAYS ERRINGTON HALL ON FRIDAY

Fearing finishes eighth album LISSA ALEXANDER reporter@pqbnews.com

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Stephen Fearing is playing at the Errington Hall March 22.

Canadian folk legend Stephen Fearing has had a busy and rather chaotic life for the past seven years, and the small respite he recently found himself in meant it was time to make his eighth solo album. It’s called Between Hurricanes and it represents the fact that Fearing was literally in a place where he was trying to write an album and paint his house in Halifax before hurricane season hit, but also he was taking a break from his usually event-filled schedule. “Things had stopped moving around a little bit,” said Fearing over the phone, while driving to his next stop on his cross-country tour. Fearing is playing at the Errington Hall Friday, March 22 at 8 p.m. In the past seven years, Fearing ended his 14-year marriage, his long-standing relationship with True North Records ended when the label was sold, and his manager announced he would be transitioning toward retirement. Fearing then remarried, gaining a young daughter, and moved to Halifax. Fearing, a founding member of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, was born in Vancouver and moved to Dublin when he was six years old. There, he went to

a boarding school while also cranking out British pop chart tunes. “Our radio was dominated by British charts, so whatever was top of the pops I’d kind of have a go at it,” he laughed. He was also drawn to the North American singer songwriter types like Gordon Lightfoot and Paul Simon. When he finished school, Fearing moved to the United States with a friend, an exchange student from Minneapolis. It was there he was first exposed to the coffeehouse circuit, where he said shortcomings in storytelling and entertaining become apparent. But it’s also a steep learning curve and very exciting, he said. “I loved it because it was terrifying, it was nerve wracking — I think anybody who performs, the first time you step up and hang out your shingle, it’s sort of nerve wracking.” And it wasn’t the last time Fearing went out on a limb with his music. As a young artist, he often wrote about relevant issues, such as his time on welfare, and said people appreciated him sticking his neck out, and responded.

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The Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Resort had plenty to celebrate last week. The spa marked it’s 10 year anniversary which included a diamond pendent necklace give away. At a celebration March 12, Spa Director Paulina Alexander acknowledged her staff for their on-going dedication to providing top notch guest experiences and giving them the reputation as one the top spas in North America. It was a great week for Alexander who was also one of the nominees for the Top 20 Under 40 Business and Community Achievement Awards held March 9 in Courtenay. Alexander was one of the top 100 finalists in the inaugural event that celebrated Vancouver Islands best young business professionals. With soulful roots artist Gerry Barnum as the featured performer, every seat was full at the Macmillan Arts Centre in Parksville March 15 for the MACoustic Folk Club. Barnum once again proved why he is so popular and in between playing his harmonica and slide guitar he reminisced about his days as a young boy attending school at the MAC which is celebrating its 100 year anniversary this June. Another highlight of the night was the open mic session which saw several members of the Phil Harmonic’s Jug Band Orchestra perform individually. Two musicians from the jug band, Andrea Jamieson on bajno and Liz Debarros on ukulele played as a duo for the first time ever and impressed the crowd with some Johnny Cash tunes and a unique version of Born to be Wild. The next MACoustic Folk Club features the duo Lemon Tree on April 19. Doors open at 7 p .m. and the cost is $5 at the door. The Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach Sunrise held its second annual Spring Ball at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre March 16. Guests enjoyed a three course dinner prepared by Giovanni’s Ristorante. A huge slice of cheesecake with fresh fruit and strawberry coulee capped off the decadent dinner and sweetened up the crowd who then made generous bids on a wide variety of live auction items. The owners of Bugsy’s restaurant in Parksville gave a final farewell March 16. The eatery which opened at 332 West Island Hwy in 1987 as Captain Jim’s and then relaunched as Bugsy’s in 2005 was been sold to Ming and Helen Tan who ran Tan’s kitchen in Port Alberni for 13 years. The Tan’s will begin serving up Chinese food from the restaurant at the end of April. The first day of spring officially arrives tomorrow but the animals at Tiger Lily Farm in Errington began welcoming guests to the barnyard over the weekend as it opened for the season.

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Grotto Spa Director Paulina Alexander (left) and Paul Drummond, General Manager of Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Resort celebrated the spa’s 10 year anniversary last week which included giving away this diamond pendent necklace.

Hair stylist Aneilla Veselisin was thrilled to cut, colour and style Brenda Gough’s hair for the first edition of Scene & Heard. All hair services at the Hair Salon at the Grotto Spa include access to the Grotto mineral pool and the stunning relaxation lounge.

Andrea Jamieson on banjo and Liz Debarros on ukulele wowed the sold out audience March 15 at the MACoustic Folk Club where Gerry Barnum was headlining. The two talented performers are part of the Phil Harmonic’s Jug Band Orchestra but it was the first time the ladies played as a duo.

On Saturday many families took advantage of the mild Spring weather to check out some frisky baby goats at Tiger Lily Farm in Errington including three year old Tayva Bourelle of Nanaimo who had fun snuggling with the baby goats.

(left to right) Jim Kararrigas, Angela Kararrigas Giannotti and Isabel Kararrigas of Bugsy’s Bar and Grill celebrated the end of and era in Parksville with a farewell party for their loyal customers March 16. In 1987 Jim and Isabel launched the restaurant which used to be called Captain Jim’s Seafood Galley. New owners Helen and Ming Tan will open the doors at the end of April and offer Chinese food.

Lawyer Barbara Day Sort (left) and Dr. Valerie Gunn (right) of Qualicum Beach glammed it up with retro styles for the second annual Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach Sunrise Spring Ball March 16. Barbara who calls herself a “vintagista” finds her one-of-a-kind pieces on-line. Her 50’s inspired outfit Saturday night included a black hat that belonged to her grandmother. Valerie said Barbara was the inspiration behind her floral ensemble.

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The times he played at Massey Hall in Toronto stand out in Fearing’s mind, opening for big names and eventually playing with his group Blackie and the Rodeo Kings last March. That show was an important show, he said, and his mom flew out from Ireland to attend. It’s these types of venues where he’ll simply walk in and become acutely aware of the long line of legends who have played there before him, he said. “When you walk into a venue that you know Duke Ellington played at, that’s a pretty big deal,” he said. “So, Massey Hall has always been one of those places for me.” Although Fearing has won multiple Juno awards and a West Coast Music Award, his biggest moments in his career have come when he’s been amongst excited music fans, the dots align, and something really great happens. “In general it’s when you connect with people and you feel there are no fetters, there’s nothing in the way, and suddenly your fingers start moving and your voice opens up and the whole thing is free, it’s a wonderful feeling.” Fearing played in the central Island area years ago, but has never played in Errington and is looking forward to it, he said. Between Hurricanes was written with the intention of being able to perform with simply his guitar and his voice, he said, with audiences like the one in Errington in mind. Tickets are $20 from Cranky Dog Music in Parksville, Heaven on Earth in Qualicum Beach, and the Errington Store. Youth are $5 at the door, and under 5 are free. Coffee, tea and fresh-baked goods with be available.

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IT’S WORLD STORYTELLING DAY THIS FRIDAY

Emotional and romantic tales LISSA ALEXANDER

a storytelling group while in Ottawa to help her tell her stories, and other tales, better. “You know how when you’re sitting around the kitchen table telling stories with friends? I realized there was a way to tell them that was better, and that there were skills involved and I wanted to learn those skills.” The theme this Friday is Fortune and Fate, tied in with the world event, and will see Blackmore and other local dynamic storytellers, Victoria Fabling and Diane Verheil, each telling a tale.

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A storytelling series is starting up at the MacMillan Arts Centre and the first one, coinciding with World Storytelling Day, happens this Friday. The series, aimed at adults and youth, is being organized by Marva Blackmore, a member of the Storytellers of Canada, the National Storytelling Network and the Around Town Tellers of Nanaimo. Blackmore has always liked to tell stories and said she decided to join

The audience will hear a personal story that night from Fabling, an emotional tale from Verheil and a romantic story from Blackmore called Tristan and Isolde. “It’s a story of two lovers whose fate continually crosses in their journey to find love.” The series will continue on the fourth Friday of every month with a variety of storytellers from near and far. The event happens March 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the McMillan Arts Centre. Admission is $5 at the door.

PHOTO SUBMITTED BY MARV BLACKMORE

Marva Blackmore is hosting a storytelling series at the MAC which starts this Friday, March 22.

Results are in from high school Try A Trade contest LISSA ALEXANDER

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Putting a local face on automotive repair Part of the appeal of the business is its diversity NEIL HORNER news@pqbnews.com

Gary Nickel has only been in Qualicum Bay for about a year, but he’s already making a name for himself. That name is Qualicum Bay Small Power, a new business he started with his partner, Lore Robichaud to put a more local face on automotive repair — meaning people from Qualicum Bay to Bowser can get their gear running again without having to drive to a major centre. Although he deals with what one would generally expect from such a business, small engine repairs on lawnmowers, cultivators and snowblowers, he also repairs motorcycles and has seen an increasing number of scooters come through the shop, located at 2909 Leon Road — just off Horne Lake Road in Qualicum Bay. One item that has really

spiked over the year the company has been in business are motor-assisted bicycles. “I never used to see them at all when I was in Alberta, but when I moved down here I saw some and now I’m seeing more and more of them,” he said. “I buy the motor and the tank and everything else and I install them on a regular bike. They seem to be really popular out here.” Nickel has solid credentials and is a certified small engine repair technician. The company picks up broken equipment and delivers back equipment that Nickel said he tries to make run like new. Part of the appeal of the business is its diversity. To this end, Nickel also sharpens chainsaws. “I found a lot of people don’t know how to sharpen a saw,” he explained. The latest wrinkle to the business is windshield repair. For more information give him a call at 250-757-9409, on his cell at 250-240-4566 or visit qualicumbaysmallpower.ca.

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Speaking with federal minister about natural gas TOM FLETCHER Black Press

Federal Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver attended last week’s international conference in Vancouver on liquefied natural gas development. I spoke with him about Canada’s energy exports and emissions. Here are excerpts from that discussion: TF: President Barack Obama’s recent state of union address seemed to hint at approval for the Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta to U.S. refineries, with perhaps some measure to go along with it like a carbon cap and trade market. Your government has backed North American cap and trade before. Would you do it again? JO: No, we’re not thinking about that at all. The U.S. Congress is opposed to

that concept from what I understand. TF: Your party ran ads targeting NDP leader Thomas Mulcair and equating cap and trade with a carbon tax. They’re not the same, are they? JO: The end result is that taxes increase because of how we handle carbon. It hasn’t been successful in Europe at all. Anyway, it’s not part of our thinking. We are making significant progress on greenhouse gas emissions. Our recent regulations regarding heavy-duty vehicles, the previous rules regarding cars and light trucks, which are identical to the U.S., are going to be helpful. And also the rules relating to coalfired electricity. It’s our objective to see all those coal plants closed, and in that regard we’re certainly ahead of the U.S. Coal is contributing 40 times the

greenhouse gas emissions of the oil sands. And actually the oil sands are less than half the emissions from coal-fired electricity in the state of Illinois. We’re moving with the U.S. on the over-arching objective of reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 17 per cent from 2005 to 2020, but we’re also doing other things that the U.S. hasn’t yet decided to do. We’ve been approaching the reduction of emissions on a sectoral basis, and the next area of focus will be regulations in the oil and gas sector. TF: You’re comfortable with the idea that exporting LNG that replaces coal is an appropriate step at this time, one that’s doable as opposed to these Kyototype gestures? JO: It is doable. And on a global basis, this would be a very significant develop-

ment. If China, for example, could significantly move from coal 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.

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HENWOOD, William “Bill�

Jan. 6, 1914 - March 9, 2013 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bill Henwood on March 9, 2013. Bill is predeceased by his spouse Anna. He will be lovingly remembered by his children Linda Mervyn (David) and Gordon Henwood (Nancy); grandchildren Julie Mervyn, Tammi Mervyn, Lori Jackson and Sharon Henwood; and great granddaughter Alyssa Turner. There will be no service at William’s request.

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FREDERICK BYRAM

January 2, 1921 - March 12, 2013 Frederick Byram passed away peacefully at Stanford Place in Parksville on March 12, 2013 at the age of 92. He was predeceased by his first wife Dorothy and his son Derek in England and later by his new wife Muriel of Qualicum Beach, BC. Fred loved to talk about his years served in the British Merchant Marines and his travels around the world. He was fondly known as the “candy man� throughout Parksville and Qualicum. Fred loved people for who they were and enjoyed putting a smile on everyone’s face with a small candy as a gift. He will be missed. A Memorial Service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Chapel, 591 Arbutus Street, Qualicum Beach on Saturday April 13th at 2:00 PM. Refreshments and a social gathering for family and friends will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a charity of your choice in Fred’s memory. He loved to support services for seniors. To send a condolence to the family please visit www.yatesfuneral.ca YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

FRANCIS EDWARD WARING passed away at Eagle Park Lodge in Qualicum Beach, BC on March 12, 2013. Francis is predeased by his wife Francis Mary Waring; sisters, Dorthy Bishop and Audry Welburne; and brother /Edward (Ted) Waring. He is survived by his son, John Waring of Qualicum Beach as well as grandchildren Nicky Boyle, Tim Waring, Neil Waring, Scott Waring, and Sonya Waring. Francis also leaves his great grandchildren Dionne Boyle, Drew Boyle, Hanna Waring, Matson Waring, Nathan Waring, Maya Waring, Robin Gilmore, and Beau Gilmore. Francis attended Victoria High School and was a member of The Victoria Motorcycle Club. He was an apprentice electrician for Murphy Electric later becoming manager for E B Horsman Electric Supply. Francis was a Captain of the 5th Regiment Canadian Garrison Artillery and also served as a council member for the Municipality of Saanich, BC. Francis was a member of Saint Andrews Masonic Lodge #19 in Victoria, BC. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Yates Funeral Service, 1000 Allsbrook Road in Parksville BC on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 1:00 pm. To send a condolence to the family please visit www.yatesfuneral.ca YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

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Dr Kim Dimond, beloved husband of Bronwyn, died after a long illness on March 13th, a wonderful charming man, a great and caring physician and artist. He is survived by his children John, William, Helen & Nicola.

There will be a memorial service for his friends at St Mark’s Church Qualicum Beach, Friday March 22nd at 2pm and afterwards at home.

ROBERT W. REEVES July 28,1925 – March 14, 2013

Robert passed away peacefully at home in the care of his children after a short illness. Predeceased by his loving wife Sheila, family was very important to Robert and he cherished his extended family. Robert was dearly loved and will be fondly remembered by his children Philip (Mary), Ian (Robin), Simon, Amanda (Stephen), and Melanie; his grandchildren Nigel, Erin, Ian, Brian, Lisa, Scott, Emma, James and Alex; and his great grandchildren Wyatt, Amelia, Scarlet, Josephine, Pippa, Quinn, Emily, Anna, Maya and Noah. Robert was blessed with a long and happy retirement in Qualicum Beach where he enjoyed golf, gardening and being an active member of the community. A service in celebration and thanksgiving for Robert’s life and the many talents he so freely shared will be held at Saint Mark’s Anglican Church in Qualicum Beach on Friday March 22, 2013 at 10:00 am.

GORDON “David� NIXON May 17, 1947 - March 12, 2013

Dave succumbed to cancer early Tuesday morning, passing away peacefully in his sleep. He is predeceased by his parents, Erol and Isabel Nixon. Dave is survived by his loving wife, Barb, of 45 years, sons Shawn (Shannon) and Brad (Jen), grandchildren Candan, Keelin, and Chelsea, siblings Norma, Doug, Joan and families, as well as an extensive network of other family and friends.

Services will be held at Yates Funeral Chapel 1000 Allsbrook Road, Parksville Saturday March 23, 2013 at 1:30pm. Viewing at 12:30pm. In lieu of flowers, Dave requested donations be made to Deep Bay Firefighters, Box 71 Bowser, BC, V0R 1G0 or the Canadian Cancer Society BC and Yukon. To send a condolence to the family please visit www.yatesfuneral.ca YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

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Re: The estate of Lana Mae Sawyer, deceased, (also known as Lana May Sawyer) formerly of Parksville, British Columbia Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Lana Mae Sawyer are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Administrator c/o Landmark Law Group 780 - 1333 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 4C1 on or before April 11, 2013, after which date the Administrator will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Administrator then has notice. PLEASE BE Advised, the 1997 White Ford Ranger P/up, VIN # 1FTCR10U7VTA34003, owned by Brian White (debtor), will be sold to pay the debt for $500.00 to recover storage costs on April 5th, 2013, at 1 pm, at 1622 Grafton Rd, Errington, BC.

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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

MUST SEE: 3 Bdrm, 1 1/2 Bath, sep. office with private entry nestled in Qualicum Woods. Just 5 mins to Village, beach, forest & 2 golf courses. Low maint. gardens, fenced backyard, offers privacy & peaceful surrounding. Lots of updates & reno’s, infra-red sauna in garage. $349,000.00 If interested call:250-594-5654

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.

543 SEAWARD Way, Qualicum Beach, Almost 1400 sq.ft.,2 bdrm, 2 bath, 2 blocks to ocean. Bare land strata. Completely updated, Granite Countertops, Guest Ensuite, H/W floors & much more. On site RV Parking Avail. Priced to sell. $345,900.00, Call Daniel at 250-752-5780.

Incredible 5 acre treed PARK-LIKE PROPERTY with Well-Maintained Furnished Home 1500 sq.ft, 3-bdrm, 2 bath. Extremely close to Pristine Cowichan Lake, in the town of Caycuse. Perfect for recreational property or full time living. Motivated seller $378,800. Exceptionally low yearly cost. Not leased land. Call 250-745-3387 smartytwo@hotmail.com

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ERRINGTON 2-BDRM, 1 full bath, hydro, satellite, laundry facilities incl. References required, no dogs. 250-248-5166 or 250-668-0580, $800 + DD.

10 MINS from Qualicum, recently re-decorated, grd level. $500. NS/NP. Available now. Call 1-250-954-4018.

FRENCH CREEK, Lrg ground floor, newly reno’d 1 bdrm duplex on quiet street. Fireplace, patio, fenced yard, covered parking, W/D. N/S, pets OK. Ready May 1st. $950./mo Ref’s req’d. (250)594-8447 or kaback@storm.ca QUALICUM BEACH: Downtown 1 bdrm+ den duplex. F/S, coin operated laundry. NS/NP 850/mo + util’s, ref’s req’d avail. Mar 1. Call Sian 250752-9833.

COTTAGES ENGLISHMAN RIVER area, spacious 2 bdrm cottage. All appl’s incl., small pet OK, n/s. Avail Apr 15. $950/mo. Call 250-248-4701

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RAAMCO International Properties VICTORIA, B.C. “A sign of distinction� Cubbon Apartments For Seniors - 55+ 1035 North Park Street Bachelor - $600 and up One Bedroom - $800 & up Two Bedroom - $950 & up. Close to sunny downtown Victoria and designated for seniors 55 years or older Amenities include a coffee lounge, games room, exercise room, and library and garden plots available for your green thumb. Pets welcome Please call Dick or Diane at 250-383-1162 or email cub@raamco.ca to view our available suites. Wetherby Apartments For Seniors - 55+ 3205 Wetherby Road Seniors only please - 55+. Bachelor - $750 & up. 1 bdrm - $890 & up 2 bdrm - $1125 & up. This seniors only building has on site laundry, outdoor and covered parking, Shopping at Hillside Mall is just steps away. Pets welcome with some restrictions. Please call Bonny at 250-598-1650 weth@raamco.ca to view our available suites. Gorge View Apartments 258 Gorge Road East 1 bdrm - $860 & up 2 bdrm - $1075 & up 2 bdrm+den - $1160 & up We offer a full size indoor swimming pool, hot tub, exercise room, squash court underground and above ground parking. Pets welcome. Please call Doug or Kidest at 250-380-6566 to view our available suites or email gv@raamco.ca or gvapts@shaw.ca. Hybury House 3868 Shelbourne Street 1 bdrm - $860 1 bdrm+den - $910 2 bdrm - $1050 Hybury House offers an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and on site laundry and outdoor parking. Pets welcome. Please call Sharon at 250-477-1039 or email hh@raamco.ca to view our available suites. Maplewood Green 3255 Cook Street 1 bdrm - $860 & up. 2 bdrm - $1040 & up Extra Lg 2 bdrm- $1250 & up (some w/an in-suite W/D) Maplewood Green offers an indoor swimming pool, on site laundry and outdoor parking. Pets welcome. Please call Sherry at 250-384-3601 or email mw@raamco.ca to view our available suites.

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NANOOSE BAY- 3047 Matthew Rd, 3 bdrms, 2 bath, on acreage, 15 min to Parksville, 10 min from Nanaimo, bright, 5 appls. $1200. N/S, pet? Avail now. (250)468-1480. OCEAN VIEWS & close to Beach 4 bdrm 2 storey on Eaglecrest Dr. - 2600 sqft, 3 bth, 5 appl. Dble gar, NS. Pets Neg, Ref’s req. $1,595/mth. + util. Avail. Apr 1- call Jenn @ 250-228-0182 PARKSVILLE, 2 bdrm home. Available Apr.1st. $900/mo. Call 250-248-3281. PARKSVILLE 367 Rheumer Cres. 3 bdrm, 2 bath $1200 + util. N/S N/P Avail. May 1st. 250-783-9983 PARKSVILLE 3 bdrm, 1.5 baths, lrg family rm, 2 fireplaces,close to downtown N/P N/S $1300. + util. 250-468-5451 PARKSVILLE: 3 bdrm, 1 bath, close to town & beach. Avail. Apr.1st or sooner, NS/NP, seeking long term tenants. $1050/mo + Utils. Call 250954-3683 (aft. 4) 250-9511651 (days til. 4pm). PARKSVILLE- 3 bdrm rancher, mountain view, 1.5 bath, dbl garage, RV parking, gas FP, NS/NP. $1400 - Ask about fee for yard care. (403)719-4700.

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Seagate Apartments 707 Esquimalt Road 1 bdrm - $860 & upsome with a view 2 bdrm -$1100 & up some with a view Seagate offers an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, exercise room, games room, squash court, bus stop outside the building and underground parking. Pets welcome. Please call 250-383-1731 or email sea@raamco.ca to view our avail. suites.

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DOWNTOWN QUALICUM Beach - 2 bedroom, renovated kitchen and bath with hardwood floors. Sunny deck, walk to anywhere. Yard Maintenance included. Avail APRIL 1 $1200/month 250-752-0288

PARKSVILLE, 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath suite in downtown area. Carport. $725/mo. N/P Avail Immed. Call 250-954-1746

FRENCH CREEK / Qualicum Beach, great location on quiet street next to Chartwell, 3-4 bdrm, 2 bath, all appli’, w/d. Fully fenced yard, garden areas, storage shed, pets on approval, N/S. $1500 + utils., 1 yr renewable lease, avail. immed. Call 250-586-4646

PARKSVILLE DOWNTOWN, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, N/S, $980/mo. Call 250-951-9165.

3 BDRM 2 bath house, 2 car garage in Whiskey Creek, 6 Appliances, and Woodstove. $1200/mo. (250)-752-3544

QUALICUM- COUNTRY living close to Qualicum Beach, 1 bdrm suite, wood stove, incl all utils, 3 appls + W/D, satellite TV incl’d. NS/NP. Avail immed. refs req. $760. 250-752-3557.

CHURCH ROAD,1 bdrm suite, private, quiet, Wembly area, available immed. Call 250-586-4337.

Park West Apartments 55 Bay Street 1 bdrm - $785 & up 2 bdrm - $1000 - $1100 Park West offers on site laundry, outdoor and covered parking. Save-On Foods and several other great amenities are only one block away. Park West backs a beautiful park in the heart of Vic West, perfect for pet owners. Please call 250-590-7505 or email pw@raamco.ca to view our avail. suites.

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PARKSVILLE, BRIGHT & sunny seniors complex. 2 bdrm, 2 bath. Housekeeping inc., option dining prog. Close to beach & all amenities. n/s, small pet OK. $1450/mo, Avail Apr 1. Call 250-248-2143

PARKSVILLE, LRG bright 2 bdrm, close to downtown. Suits couple. $930/mo, incl h/w, w/d & yard maint. n/p, n/s. 250-954-8326 QUALICUM BEACH Immaculate 3 bdrm, 2 bath, + 2 bdrm suite, dbl garage. $2400/mo + util. n/s, n/p. Avail Apr 1st. Call 250-752-4842 or 250-9275742.

MORE SPACE FOR LESS Storage Containers Currently available: 8’ x 20’ $105. + taxes. Open storage for RVs, cars, boats, trailers: $40. + taxes for first 20’ $2 each additional foot.

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RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

25.5 FOOT WILDERNESS 5th/Wheel. Lots of wood rot, but everything works good. For parts only. $1000 obo. (250)616-1338 after 2pm.

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SELF STORAGE in River’s Edge Subdn, PV. 12’x24’ from as low as $50 + HST per mo. Call Sandra 250-248-2381 Ext. 240.

SUITES, LOWER FRENCH CREEK: Bright, new 1 bdrm, 6 appl’s w/ own laundry. Incld’s internet, cable & hydro. Close to Wembly Mall & bus. No dogs. $850. Avail. imeed. Call (250)248-2309.

1989 NISSAN Pick-Up $3,000. 4-cyl, standard, great on gas, great cond. Full spare and cab, 177,000km. Maintenance records. (250)713-5264

NORTH QUALICUM small 1 bdrm suite on private, quite acreage. N/S, N/P, Util inc., plus wireless internet $650/mo Call 250-951-2706

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Are low-calorie sodas missing the mark? Even Splenda does not seem to escape this kind of scrutiny

Is the low calorie movement really helping North Americans lose weight? According to Helen Hazuda, researcher at the University of Texas, the term “diet” on food products could actually be misleading? Evidence is mounting that artificially sweetened foods actually do the opposite of what is intended by the consumer. As it turns out, consumption of diet beverages is not as slimming as was once thought. Instead, it is associated with a 70 % increase at the waist, compared to non-consumers. A landmark study out of San Antonio, Texas, found that people who drank more diet sodas gained more

weight over time than those who drank less (Fowler,2008). Consequently, diet soda drinkers were more likely to become obese with a dose dependent relationship. Animal studies support these unfavorable findings. Swithers and Davidson at Perdue University tested rats with high calorie or no-calorie sweet liquids. One group got sugar based sweet drinks and the other group got liquids that alternated between being sweetened by sugar and being sweetened by saccharine (an artificial sweetener). After ten days, the rats in the saccharin group ate more high-calorie chocolate pudding than those in the sugar group (Swithers, 2008). This suggests that the artificial sweetener may stimulate the appetite for sweets.

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The annual World Water Day celebration will take place in Qualicum Beach this Saturday, March 23 at 1 p.m. when people concerned about water issues will gather at the Qualicum Beach Town Hall fountain. At 1:15 p.m., a Water Walk will be led by young Qualicum First Nations drummers to St. Stephen’s Church hall where the Water Day program will begin. There will be welcoming remarks, Trevor Wicks will share his knowledge of the hydrological cycle as it relates to Oceanside watersheds. Wicks has worked for the 13 years as a volunteer in the environmental community promoting intelligent use of fresh water. There will be comments from conservation groups and informational displays. The UN marks World Water Day every March and this year the theme is “The Year of Water Cooperation.“ As the website (www.unwater.org) explains: “The objective of World Water Day 2013 is to raise awareness of the potential for increased cooperation around water, but also to address the challenges facing water management and allocation in light of growing demands for water to satisfy multiple needs.” Parksville/Qualicum KAIROS invites everyone to celebrate and reflect on the amazing resource of water. — Submitted by Parksville/Qualicum KAIROS

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Even Splenda does not seem to escape this kind of scrutiny. Duke university researchers studied rats over 12 and 24 weeks on different daily doses of Splenda. They found that significant increases in body weight were observed in the Splenda groups. Furthermore, the Splenda groups experienced a 50% decrease in beneficial bacteria compared to controls,

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which lasted into the 12 week recovery period (Abou-Donia, 2008). In regards to this collection of science, it does not mean that regular sodas are any healthier when it comes to weight management and risk factors for disease. The Framingham Heart Study analysis determined that soda drinkers were more likely to develop “metabolic syndrome” (Dhingra, 2007). Metabolic syndrome is a collection of disease risk factors that increase the likelihood of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The WHO defines metabolic syndrome as having impaired glucose handling and any two of the following: elevated blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, central obesity or elevated protein loss

in the urine. These paradoxical findings around so called “diet” products are forcing authorities on nutrition to rethink their stance on the use and prevalence of artificial sweeteners for health. I strongly discourage the use of artificial sweeteners and prefer the use of sugar, but wisely. Moderation is challenging when it comes to the temptation of sweetness, but self control is worth mastering when the negative health consequences are grim. Even though diet products like artificially sweetened beverages may be “free of calories,” they are not “free of consequences” says Helen Hazuda (Hazuda,2011). Dr. Tara Macart is a regular columnist with The NEWS.

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Listen up all you bike jockey’s — there’s a new event in town. Slated for this Saturday (March 23) in deep Errington on the Hammerfest trails,  “the event is called Island Bike. It is not a competitive event, it is a coming together of all the mountain bikers on the Island and Gulf Islands and it is an open event for all riders,” explains longtime local bike booster Kebble Sheaff. Those interested in participating simply show up, sign in, then head out for guided group rides tailored to their riding level. “I think it’s going to be a neat event,” said Sheaff, adding that “the racing numbers continue to shrink each year but the riding numbers keep growing, so my feeling is this event will continue to grow. The idea is you go to different towns and go on a ride with their local guides.”  Being the first-ever such event in these parts, Sheaff said they don’t know what to expect on Saturday. “We could get 50 people show up there could be 300.” The ride leaders will be from Arrowsmith Mountain Bike Club. There will be food and music going all day, “and there will also be a bit of a bike expo,” with companies like Giant and Trek on site to show their latest and greatest.  The inaugural Island Bike will be staged at Tranquility Woods camp site starting at 9 a.m., “but you could show up whenever and ride and ride.” “This event,” points out Sheaff, long one of the driving forces behind AMBC and a co-founder of the storied Hammerfest races, “is free.” “If it works out the way we hope, it will be a cool day of hanging out and meeting new people and riding the best trails Hammerfest has to offer.” Looking down the road Sheaff says the plan is to

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The 20th annual Hammerfest XC goes this Sunday in deep Errington — part of a mountain biking double header starting on Saturday put on by AMBC.

move the event to a different community and to be hosted by a different club each year. HAMMER TIME! A heads up the 20th annual Hammerfest XC race goes this Sunday (March 24). The Hammer XC is stop two on the seven race Island Cup series, and Sheaff said he’s hoping to boost the XC numbers with the event the

day before. Cost to ride the Hammerfest XC is $20 per rider. Registration gets underway at 11 a.m. and the race start at noon. There are three categories: Beginner, Intermediate and Expert. Beginners do one lap of the 8.5 km course, Intermediates, two and Experts three. Sheaff said as it’s so early in the season there could very well be some pro riders in the mix.

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It’s official. The long running Hammerfest Downhill “is no longer,” Arrowsmith Mountain Bike Club president Kebble Sheaff confirmed this week. A co-founder of the long-running Hammeferst races, AMBC will now turn its attention to a new event called Enduro Mountain Bike Racing, which will debut the end of May or early June. One hundred and thirty-four riders turned out for the 19th and final Hammerfest DH, run on June of 2012 (weather was cool the course was in great shape). But that was then and this is now. The sport of downhill is changing said Sheaff, and with new B.C.

cycling legislation requiring all downhillers to be buckled up when being transported up to the start of all races, along with the deteriorating roads leading up to the Hammerfest DH course, “we just decided it was time.” And while local riders will no doubt still take to the course on occasion, the decision to cancel the Hammerfest DH, a part of the local bike culture since 1995 was a natural progression in a sport that’s evolving said Sheaff. “It really is, and this new event (the Enduro) we’re putting on  is a lot easier event to run.” “Mountain biking has grown a huge amount, but actual racing, just less and less people are doing it,” he said. In Enduro racing riders are timed only on the downhill sec-

tions of a course and not on the uphill sections. “We’re still working on the course but we’re hoping to have two or three timed descents,” said Sheaff, adding “the whole race might take an hour and half to ride the course, but again, the riders are only timed on the downhill portions.” Enduro racing is huge in Europe and growing by leaps and bounds in the US “and everywhere. It’s got so big they’ve started a World Cup for it,” said Sheaff, adding “for us it makes more sense because that’s the kind of trails we have. The Hammerfest trails are well suited to enduro racing,” he said, explaining that while full suspension mountain bikes are the required ride, JAmes ClArke photo “you don’t need a $5,000 downhill Scenes like this of a rider blasting down the bike to make it happen.” Hammerfest DH trail are a thing of the past as the long running event is being replaced with an Enduro race. Stay tuned.


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Date: Thursday, March 28, 2013 Time: 3:00pm to 6:00pm Location: Parksville Community and Conference Centre Garry Oaks/Arbutus Room 132 E. Jensen Avenue, Parksville, BC The Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) is holding a public information meeting in consideration of VIHA’s zoning amendment applications submitted to the City of Parksville for the following amendments to the Oceanside Health Centre: • • •

Amend the Community Plan Future Use Map designation for the property from ‘Residential’ to ‘Community Use’; and, concurrently amend the Zoning and Development Bylaw from ‘Agricultural A-1’ to ‘Health Care P-3 (zoning designation); and to facilitate an improved parking and access layout and storm water management facility for the Oceanside Health Centre.

The approximate 1.5 acre site that is under application is comprised of the 485 Alberni Highway property and a recently closed road right-of-way. The lands under application are intended to be consolidated into the existing Trillium Lodge/ Oceanside Health Centre property forming an overall 12.587 care facility site. VIHA representatives will be on hand to answer your questions. Refreshments will be available. More information on these applications is available at: www.parksville.ca

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hundred and some odd years, we’ve always been hockey fans,” Bill said when asked about the award, adding how his grandson played goal for the Generals from 2003-2006, and when he was done playing, “his dad and I thought (the award) would be a good thing to do.” “Absolutely,” he answered quickly when asked if Mastrodonato was a deserving candidate. The award is chosen by the coaching staff. Burgoyne started 19 games for the Generals last season, going 10-6-1 on a team that was outshot most evenings with a save percentage of .885, but it was his sportsmanship, “on and off the ice,” that earned him the award. “He’s a really nice kid, exactly the kind of young man we want on our team,” said Yelland.  “When I look at Alex I just see a smart, well-spoken respectful young man,” surmised Oceanside Generals’ secretary Elizabeth Cudmore. “Just a really nice kid that loves to play hockey, and he’s a true sportsman — a real team player.”

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Tyler and Natasha were strolling hand-in-hand with their English Bulldog Bob. Natasha explained that a decade ago she too had been a camper. Her memories of the peace and tranquility of Moorecroft continue to bring her back. Said Tyler, “It’s nature. It’s all around you. It’s awesome”. Added Natasha, “This is where we came to have our engagement photos taken. We took them at Vesper Point. It’s so untouched, so unspoilt. We keep on coming back”. Fay was also walking her dogs, Audi and Tess. She had never been to Moorecroft before and had been told that it would be a perfect place to paddle her kayak on a warmer day. “It’s such an interesting landscape. It’s very beautiful. It will be fun to come back with my kayak and explore some more.” Jane Armstrong lives in neighbouring Schooner Cove. Walking with Gracie, her Wheaten Terrier, she said “I love it here. It’s off the beaten track. It’s always quiet and for me it is an endless source of delight. The movement of the tides is fascinating. In the winter the water reflects the forest in beautiful shades of green. In the off-season there are never too many people and even on the greyest of drizzly days it has a beauty all of its own.” Said Guy Monty, field ornithologist. environmental consultant and park caretaker “In this mild winter a visit to Moorecroft is a great opportunity for a stroll on a quiet and peaceful beach”. What might you see there in January? Moorecroft is a magnet for naturalists and keen observers of nature alike. On this January afternoon there were raucous Glaucous-winged gulls in plenty. A distant solitary heron kept a keen eye on the water and a bald eagle perched high above the bay. Already, as the eagles seek their mates, their courting rituals can be observed. Some are already building nests. In the shallows of the inner bay paddled a small flock of Mallard ducks and, for a while, were joined by a number of pretty white Buffleheads. In the Outer Bay were more ducks as mixed flock of Surf Scoters and Barrow’s Goldeneyes greedily scavenged mussels from the sea bed. For keen observers of nature, head around to Vesper Point where both Stellar and California sea lions will often be seen gracefully looping through the water as they feed just off the rocks. Harbour seals too will often be seen in and around the bay. If you are lucky you may also see Oyster Catchers, Mergansers or Common Loons. The Brant geese have already made an appearance on our shores. Jane Armstrong lives in neighbouring Schooner Cove. Walking with Gracie, her Wheaten Terrier, she said “I love it here. It’s off the beaten track. It’s always quiet and for me it is an endless source of delight. The movement of the tides is fascinating. In the winter the water reflects the forest in beautiful shades of green. In the off-season there are never too many people and even on the greyest of drizzly days it has a beauty all of its own.” Jane Armstrong lives in neighbouring Schooner Cove. Walking with Gracie, her Wheaten Terrier, she said “I love it here. It’s off the beaten track. It’s always quiet and for me it is an endless source of delight. The movement of the tides is fascinating. In the winter the water reflects the forest in beautiful shades of green. In the off-season there are never too many people and even on the greyest of drizzly days it has a beauty all of its own.” Jane Armstrong lives in neighbouring Schooner Cove. Walking with Gracie, her Wheaten Terrier, she said “I love it here. It’s off the beaten track. It’s always quiet and for me it is an endless source of delight. The movement of the tides is fascinating. In the winter the water reflects the forest in beautiful shades of green. In the off-season there are never too many people and even on the greyest of drizzly days it has a beauty all of its own.” To visit Moorecroft in winter is a truly unique experience.

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What to bring ✓ Binoculars, ✓ Camera ✓ Picnic ✓ Book ✓ Paint box If you plan on hiking the forest trails walking shoes are recommended. Dogs are permitted in the park; however, a leash is required. A reminder too: Nothing can be taken from the Park; no driftwood or oysters gathering is permitted.

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Who visits the beach in the middle of winter? It is true that any time of year the beach is a beautiful place to be, but winter is exceptionally spectacular. It allows you to actually hear the sound of the ocean breaking against the shore. That is a sound that has been recorded over and over for it’s relaxing effects. Now you can listen to it in all its glory right in front of you.

Bring your family with you when you go. It is wonderful in solitude, but can be equally great with your family. Bring along a picnic lunch and bundle up in the car. If you park at a spot facing the shore you can all enjoy the sight of the dazzling ocean moving in its timeless and endless rhythm against the shore.

Editor’s note

This is the first in a series of pages that will appear every Tuesday in The NEWS. Every second week, Nanoose Bay writer Jill Davies will provide some information on the beaches of our region, from Nanoose Bay to Deep Bay. On alternating Tuesday’s, a different writer will feature the trails of our region. Enjoy!

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