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FAMILY PLACE FUNDING

Services face cuts Co-ordinator says the news is devastating LISSA ALEXANDER reporter@pqbnews.com

Many services currently being offered at Parksville’s new Family Place will be eliminated in June, as well as other local literacy services, due to funding cuts. Thirty five thousand dollars ($35,000) that was promised to Building Learning Together (BLT) has been pulled and District 69 Community Literacy Co-ordinator and Director of BLT, Deborah Davenport, said the news is devastating. “There’s never easy answers to funding,” she said. “Over all the years we’ve worked very hard to maintain the level and to grow the funding that we’ve had. But this is the first time I’m kind of going hmm‚ now what?” BLT is a local coalition of community partners formed in 1999 to support literacy and build connections between school and family in the pre-school years. For three years, the Ministry of Education has funded a provincial literacy organization called Decoda, created to support Vancouver’s bid for the Olympics. With $2.5 million, the organization was able to send $35,000 each to B.C. communities to fund a literacy outreach co-ordinator. The ministry reduced that funding to $1 million last year, and Decoda added $1.5 million from its reserves to address the shortfall. This year, Decoda can not make up the $1.5 million. This will eliminate funding to 55 B.C. communities, including this region. See SIGNIFICANT, page A9

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SPRING HAS SPRUNG: Leah Petersen with the City of Parksville weeds a garden bed at Community Park on the first day of spring.

NANOOSE BAY

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Although a portion of land containing a globally imperilled ecosystem in Nanoose Bay has been logged, the remainder of the parcel will be protected, at least until 2017. “The rest of DL33 is saved, plus another 600 hectares, so it’s actually some good news finally in the forest,” said Kathy McMaster, who lives near the land and was involved

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stArtinG Point $2 million for 800 metres of Highway 19A AUREN RUVINSKY

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Parksville city council awarded the contract to upgrade about 800 metres of Highway 19A to Knappett Industries for $1,996,004 at Monday’s regular meeting. The safety and infrastructure improvements between Rushton Avenue and Moilliet Street have been planned for years and became a higher priority due to traffic concerns around the new Family Place building. A 2011 Boulevard Transportation Group report estimated the project will add 27 vehicle trips per peak hour through the Bay Avenue intersection. The road work will include widening, the addition of a turning lane and traffic lights at both Moilliet Street and Bay Avenue, which will also be realigned to create a perpendicular intersection. The sewer, water and storm water mains will be replaced, along with new energy saving LED streetlights, sidewalks and other safety and landscaping features. City staff recommended the lowest of the five bids received, with the highest coming in at $2.47 million. The low bid was 14 per cent above the engineer’s cost estimate, but this was deemed due to additional scope added during the process, increased asphalt prices and the requirement to avoid traffic disruptions in July and August. Along with the lowest bid, Nanaimo’s Knapett Industries is praised in the staff report for their completion of many projects in the city including recent work on Moilliet Street.

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The 90-year-old Errington War Memorial Hall is getting a fancy new universal accessible ramp and covered entry with the help of a grant and many donations of labour and material. Charlie Pickard, of Pickard Construction said he’s excited to be working on the hall that he’s been using since he was eight years old. “My father and mother were big in the hall and I guess I see this as a way to give back,” he said of the full ramp facility they’re in the middle of constructing. There used to be a steep little concrete slab at the back entrance that didn’t work well, hall association president David Malek explained during a concrete pour Wednesday morning. “About a year ago, Lane, the vice president and I, decided it was time to get it done and we drew up the first plan on a napkin,” he said. The donated work is was greatly helped by a $34,250 grant from the federal government’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund

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THURSDAY SPOTLIGHT: People, places and issues of the Parksville/Qualicum Beach region CIVIC ACTION GROUP

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group of students at Ballenas Secondary School is making headway on a plan to revitalize a park beside their school in Parksville, and it’s only one of their ideas to make their community a better place. Grade 12 student at BSS Nic Annau, who recently won Youth of the Year at the 2012 Glassies, is the president of the Civic Action Group and one of the leaders of the Nicholls Parks Project. The Civic Action Group was formed by students in 2011 to try and recreate what they had been doing in a Civics 11 course. The group of about 23 youth make presentations to each other weekly on political, global, local and environmental issues, have discussions and take on projects. Annau said he joined the group because he was interested in politics and wanted to learn more. If these kids in the Civic “I really just Action Group are any wanted to learn indication of our leaders more about differof tomorrow, we’re in good ent issues in the hands world and how they Carrie Powell-DaviDson affected us and what we could do to make a difference,” he said. Nicholls Park (known as Burner’s Field because of its reputation as a smoker’s hang out) is the group’s main focus at the moment, an idea hatched by the group last year to revitalize the park. When Annau took over the project he enlisted the help of friend Breezy Russ, who is now also a member of the group. These two are leading the project. To date, the students involved have made surveys about their plans for the park and approached 300 lo-

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The BSS Civic Action Group is working on a project to revitalize Nicholls Park in Parksville. Here, the leaders of the project Nic Annau and Breezy Russ show the park in its current state.

cal houses for input. They then drafted a plan reflecting the feedback they got including a trail, benches, picnic tables, trees and a sign and presented it to Parksville City Council asking for $9,500 to cover the things they couldn’t do themselves. The group was granted their request and also assigned a city liaison, Carrie-Powell-Davidson. Powell-Davidson has now attended some meetings and is helping the youth with requests, such as finding grants. “I’m completely blown away,” Powell-Davidson said of her impression of the group. “I was speaking to

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The Parksville Community and Conference Centre (PCCC) is completely accessible, except the stage. City council received a letter at Monday’s regular meeting from executive director Margaret Spruit pointing out that while the rest of the public facility is wheelchair and scooter accessible, they need a lift to get people onto the stage. “Basically if we want to get someone onto the stage, it’s terrible to say, but we’d have to manhandle them up there,” Spruit told The NEWS. She said they have reviewed the pos-

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McMaster: a small victory but still a victory continued FrOm PagE a1

The band has now finished icil be added to the document logging but has not signed off noting the endangered ecoyson the area yet, McMaster said. tem. She was pleasantly surA Forest Stewardship Plan prised when she discovered (FSP) that includes the land in BCTS actually put the informaDL33 was set to expire last year, tion in the body of the docubefore the cutting license cur- ment and made a commitment rently held by the Nanoose First (along with co-holders of the Nations would expire. FSP) not to harvest any CDF in McMaster said she started the areas covered by the FSP, asking questions of B.C. Timber about 600 hectares. The FSP exSales (BCTS, a division within pires in 2017. the Ministry of “To me it’s Forests, Lands There was absolutely noth- a small victoand Natural Re- ing concerning the CDF or ry but it’s still source Opera- DL33. Which, considering a victory,” said tions), requestMcMaster. what’s happened in the ing to see the Erin Boelklast couple years, I kind of new amender, Planning hit the roof ment that Forester with KAtHY McMASteR would be made, BC Timber with hopes of Sales said this including in was a volunthe document tary committhe sensitivity ment by BCTS of the ecosystem. But when she and the co-holders of the East got her hands on the amended and Southwest Coast FSP: Otter plan she couldn’t believe it, she Point Timber and Snaw-nawsaid. as Forestry Services Ltd. The “There was absolutely noth- change was made after BCTS ing concerning the CDF or considered the public comDL33,” she said. ments in the final FSP amend“Which, considering what’s ment submission, she said in an happened in the last couple e-mail. years, I kind of hit the roof.” Calls to the Nanoose First McMaster wrote a letter to Nations for comment were not BCTS requesting at least a cod- returned.

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Public Information Session - March 28, 2013 As part of ongoing capital upgrades and infrastructure renewal, the City of Parksville and consultants recently completed a preliminary design review of the Temple Street corridor from Bay Avenue to west of Phillips Street. The proposed Temple Street upgrade includes adding missing infrastructure as well as upgrading older infrastructure and providing a continuous pedestrian facility. The capital upgrade is currently scheduled for 2013 and 2014. The City of Parksville will be holding a public information session and all residents are encouraged to drop between 5 pm and 8 pm to learn more about this project. Date: Thursday, March 28, 2013 Time: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Location: In the Forum at the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre 100 Jensen Avenue East, Parksville For more information, please call the Department of Engineering & Operations at 250-248-5412.

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District 69 is unique with regards to literacy because for the past 13 years the area has already had a community literacy co-ordinator, thanks to commitment to literacy from the local school board and the collaboration of two ministries. So instead of funding a literacy co-ordinator with the money, Davenport put it into local programming. The loss of funding means there will no longer be a Technology Learning Centre at Family Place, no BLT2Go Outreach Bus, the Band in a Box won’t visit local seniors’ lodges and the Words and Rhymes program with the middle schools and senior secondary schools will be cancelled. A number of intergenerational programs will also be cancelled, which includes Community Action Networks (CAN) where seniors and youth work on programs for young kids. BLT board member Deidre Bjornson said in a community with a high amount of seniors, local intergenerational programs have been very successful. Davenport added that feedback BLT receives from these programs has been incredible.

“The impact from the reports we get back from both our youth and our seniors is life changing. It’s not minimal, it’s significant.” The cuts will also reduce services to the three local Munchkinland play centres for young children and operational support for BLT. Davenport said if District 69 was in the same position as most districts in the province, programs and services would have been eliminated a couple of months ago. Raising funds to keep the programs running will be very difficult, as BLT already receives funds from a number of local businesses and the economic environment is very difficult, Davenport said. She is hoping the Ministry of Education will step up to the plate, but with recent announcements of fiscal challenges in that ministry, the prospect is unlikely, said BLT board member Aileen Fabris. “It’s very sad for this community that now Family Place is in existence, the thing we hoped for for so many years, is going to fold because there’s not money to fund part of it.”

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The Regional District of Nanaimo has met several of its waste reduction goals, but that doesn’t mean directors or staff can rest on their laurels. What it means, said Dennis Trudeau, the RDN’s general manager of transportation and solid waste services, is that the RDN needs to refocus its solid waste management plan. “We feel we have met our diversion goal,” Trudeau said at last week’s committee of the whole meeting. “Now it is time to review what we have left in the landfill and look for opportunities to use what is left properly.”

He noted the RDN has managed to drop its percentage of organic matter from 35 to 30 per cent, which compares favourably with other jurisdictions across the country and around the world. The total amount of waste disposed has been reduced from 442 kilograms per person to 350, which compares well to Japan, at 371 and Nova Scotia — previously the best in Canada — at just over 400 kilos. The review of the plan, he said, involves a review and analysis of the current system, followed by a review of options to address the region’s future solid waste management needs and then garnering input from the community.

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f panic levels are an indication of how much people really care, there are a few items and issues that have come to the forefront lately that are clearly front and centre in the minds of mid-Islanders. First, the less-than-important. The passion those in B.C. have for the Vancouver Canucks is admirable, but a mini-skid in the middle of the season — short season or not — is no real reason for panic, but if you listen to the talk shows and other forums for prognosticators, you’d think the Canucks were wallowing in last place. A win over a good St. Louis team on Tuesday night has those diehards stepping away from the edge for now, but a loss or two will have them back looking over the cliff. It’s laughable, really, and similar to the kind of panic being experienced in Toronto over the Leafs right now. If nothing else, it shows just how ingrained this game is in our national psyche. Step away from the panic button, Canucks fans, step away. Perhaps this team won’t win the President’s Trophy this season. But how valuable has that piece of hardware been in recent seasons? They just have to make the playoffs so they can focus on the real trophy, Lord Stanley’s mug. Meanwhile, B.C. Hydro’s Gary Murphy might not be near any panic button, but he may be thinking twice about hitting that ‘send’ button on his e-mail program in relation to the letter to the editor he sent to us late last month. We have had at least a dozen responses to Murphy’s letter, and we thank him and those who responded for their contributions to the smart-meter debate. There is, however, an air of panic to some of the letters. Many have been helpful in pointing readers to website and other sources of information on the topic. We can’t pretend to be scientists who have all the answers about any possible harmful emissions. We do, however, have strong feelings about property ownership and the right to allow, or not, access to one’s land and home. And we are increasingly concerned about the stories we are hearing from people whose hydro bills have doubled or tripled since the advent of the meters and the dire straits they face in adjusting household budgets. Now, there’s a reason to panic. — Editorial by John Harding

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Letters mining damage Re: ‘Candidates weigh in on Raven coal mine proposal’, a story by John Harding in the March 19 edition of The NEWS. In response to the claim that watersheds associated with mines on Vancouver Island have recovered from acid mine and heavy metal drainage or “are just fine” — that has no basis in fact. See reports on B.C. water sources and mine pollution compiled by the West Coast Law Clinic that provide ample evidence for the opposite — that rivers do not recover on their own and that due to lack of oversight and fining on the part of the government, mining companies are free to pass the billions needed to pay for cleanup to taxpayers. Vancouver Island examples: • the Tsolum River reclamation from a mine that operated a mere four years cost taxpayers over $6 million. After almost ten years of reclamation activity, fish are only recently returing to the Tsolum. • the Union Bay coal pile cleanup that was just designated a  high health risk area by the government will cost taxpayers more than $14 million to cleanup and continues to poison shellfish in the area. • a watershed associated with a mine near Lake Nimkish that operated just a few years is expected to cost taxpayers milllions to clean. • and finally, watershed groups in Campbell River have been reporting arsenic levels 30 times permitted in Long Lake.

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For more evidence review reports of domestic well contamination from long abandoned coal mines in the Nanaimo area that will cost the community millions to clean up. Finally, the auditor general slammed the environmental assessment office for failing to protect the environment and for failing to secure bonds from mining companies that will cover the billions needed for recovery of contaminated watersheds.    By claiming watersheds either recover from mine toxins or are “just fine” to support the Liberal’s coal mine expansion program on the Island is to promulgate an industry myth that harms us all and passes the debt for reclamation to our children and their children. Sharon E. Small Denman Island

Smart meter SourceS Re: Smart meter hysteria. I have two questions: Are the smart meters a significant source of electromagnetic fields in comparison to other sources that we willingly accept? Are present standards adequate? Here are a few references and there will be contradictions. 1. www.ccst.us/projects/smart/ — a variety of views. 2.www.who.int/peh-emf/about/WhatisEMF/en/index1.html — an easy to read report from the World Health Organization. 3. heartland.org/sites/all/modules/custom/heartland_migration/files/pdfs/29676.

pdf — a highly technical report from EPRI dealing with actual measurements. 4.www.ccst.us/publications/2011/2011smart-final.pdf — California Council on Science and Technology, quite readable. From the point of smart meters being significant sources, numbers do count and there is measured data which indicate that peak levels in power density are low — comparable to cell phones only — if one’s head is in contact with the meter at the time it is transmitting. That is quite uncomfortable. The information written in a recent letter to the editor from B.C. Hydro’s Mr. Murphy is based on actual measurements — as is the EPRI data (3). The protocols and instrumentation are well laid out — one has the data needed to make independent tests. From the adequacy of the standards level, WHO and others do clearly indicate lack of evidence for non-thermal effects at levels much higher than cell or smart meter exposures. In the case of cell phones, it’s as yet unproven, for which we have no solid data at present so that caution is reasonable (i.e. the 2B cancer warning which is also associated with coffee, carpentry and acrylic fibres) because there is no way to prove a negative. Can we eliminate risk altogether? Shut down the major source of EM radiation, the sun, and the rest will follow.

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QB lost at sea? Like a ship which has lost its rudder, the Town of Qualicum Beach seems to be wallowing without direction. Could this be a continuation of the dysfunction that reared its ugly head immediately after the 2011 election? It’s difficult to say, as we are not privy to any proposals that may be being discussed (argued? disputed? squabbled?) secretively behind the scenes. We simply get the results of these activities when they are brought to a conclusion — even when those conclusions are difficult for we peasants to understand. The latest concerns the draft report of the town’s Age-Friendly Transportation Plan, as reported in The NEWS. When was this initiated? How much is it costing? The many excellent recommendations were greeted with uncertainty over availability of funding. And why are no funds available for such overdue necessities? Could it be that all the effort to beg, borrow and redirect money to a multi-million dollar, nice-to-have-but-not-need-to-have new fire hall is going to divert the town from its bigger picture of provision of these measures (and others not mentioned in the report) to improve safety throughout the town? The absence of promised public dialogue over the new fire hall proposal is also of great concern. It is time for the “in the spring” public meeting promise of the town’s CAO in January. This continuing, deafening silence is not acceptable. F.H. Horner Qualicum Beach

legitimate concerns? From the Hon. Christy Clark and the proponents of the Kitimat refinery and Enbridge’s plans, I would like to know: what is the difference between a “legitimate environmental concern” and an environmental concern that is not legitimate? That word is frighteningly familiar. Lenore HeLLum Qualicum Beach

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Where Does The Road Take You? In the Spectacular Northwest Territories, scenic wilderness is everywhere… even just off the highway. Accessible and breathtaking, our parks – such as Twin Falls Gorge Territorial Park – are just steps away from the highway, offering aweinspiring sights such as the incredible Hay River Canyon. Our parks may be mere minutes from the road, but our waterfalls, trails and full-service campgrounds will leave you with memories that will last forever.

V I S I T U S O N L I N E AT

About two years, ago our community began the task of revising our official community plan (OCP). I participated in this process as part of our civic committee. My hope in this task was that we would develop a plan that would be based on sustainable principles and that with work we could begin to develop the foundation of information required in order for us to base our community’s development and economy upon. I had hoped that we would see this beginning in our new OCP. We can not hope to achieve sustainability by remaining ignorant of the foundational knowledge that determines what must be done in order to achieve it. It is time to begin comprehensive and integrated environmental studies into all the types of environments in our area that Parksville has jurisdiction over. Once we have determined what is required in order to sustain the environmental community structures of which we are a part we should be able to plan and develop our own community and economic structures in confidence. It would be better if such studies could be done in association with the rural and ur-

ban communities that comprise our Regional District of Nanaimo so that we could actually determine what is sustainable for our region. But if that is not a possibility we can go it alone and hope our actions transfer to our surrounding urban and rural populations. Any reader of our draft OCP will see much attention is given to the words sustainable, sustainability and environment and that a model is proposed to describe the aspirations of our OCP document. The three legged stool model of what engenders a strong community was discussed during our various meetings, apparently approved and submitted to council. This model proposes that a sustainable community is built upon three foundations — the environment, societal process and economic development. It is nonsense! It implies by its structure that we can continue to develop economically and increase our population outside the bounds of the environment. Most high school children know that this is a fallacious proposition. There is a model that much better indicates whether our actions lead to an enduring process. Only in the centre of this Venn diagram is an action or enterprise undertaken by us enduring across time. Our OCP should be based upon aiming our activities at trying to reach this particular centre as much as is possible. Anything less is to acknowledge defeat and know with certainty that our time as a species will be shortened by our intentional neglect of that which sustains us. I don’t believe that the shortcomings in this draft OCP should be endured and seen as a productive aim for our next generation document. The OCP has to have a chance to succeed. It has to be based upon sound knowledge — not consensus. The current limitations of the draft OCP’s sustainability section prevent us from addressing what must be done, soon enough so that it may make a difference to our future. Sam CoSCo Parksville

liBerals resilient? Come on Christy Clark, the Liberals are “resilient?” (The NEWS, March 12). What else can you say? The Titanic was resilient. Does that tell you anything? Your former cabinet buddies are scrambling off the poop deck faster than liquid mercury on a door knob, bailing on the next election. Hard to figure out why, isn’t it? I’ll give you 2:1 odds that you have already calculated your pension come the day after the election. Wayne DWernyCHuk Parksville

east v. west salmon? Nova Scotia rejects fish farms. That province’s minister of fisheries and aquaculture said that Fisheries and Oceans Canada expressed concern about the salmon farms’ impact on wild salmon. I find it ridiculous that the salmon on the East Coast are of more importance than our salmon. The B.C. government has proclaimed that the Pacific salmon is the provincial fish. Please have a look at Salmon Confidential on the net. GorD GebHarDt Parksville


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Garden Centre Now Open! Flora or Fauna... We’ve got you covered. Area F (Arrowsmith) is managed by the Regional Dis- Act (LGA) and transferred into the Community Charter trict of Nanaimo (RDN). In BC, local government takes (CC). Essentially the Community Charter applies to muthe form of self-governing bodies (cities, towns and municipal districts) which are run by locally elected nicipalities but includes provisions that apply also to councils and mayors. Lands outside the municipalities regional districts and the LGA applies to regional disare administered by Regional Districts. tricts but includes provisions that apply equally to muRegional Districts were created in 1965 to deliver lo- nicipalities. So as it now stands there is a peculiar cross cal functions that are best run on a collective regional reference between the two acts. Constitutionally Canada reserves certain powers to basis. Regional Districts enclose geographically convenient blocks of land and administratively include both the Federal government and gives the rest to the Provthe municipalities and the (unincorporated) surround- inces. Both levels of government have only the powers allowed to them. Individuals are given all powers exing lands. The Regional District lands lying outside municipali- cept those prohibited to them. The latter is called Natuties are divided into wards called Electoral Areas. Each ral Person Powers. Prior to the Community Charter (2004), electoral area provides an elected Director local government was only allowed the that sits on a Board along with Directors powers that the Acts specifically granted appointed from the mayors and councilto them. The Community Charter granted lors of the included municipalities. natural person powers to the local governRegional Districts were originally set up ments which means they now are free to to be super-sized service areas with voting stick their nose into anything they want to, powers in proportion to the service funcsubject only to a limited voter restraint. tion being voted upon. Rural governance The internal affairs and functioning of functions were added to the regional disthe regional districts varies enormously tricts. according to personalities, evolving tradiThe established service voting structures tions, municipal compositions, historical give the municipal directors the power to provenances etc., so it is hard to charvote in rural affairs but not the reverse. Julian Fell, acterize them generically. The directors The Electoral Areas have little control over Area Director themselves can vary substantially. their own affairs and receive attention in Some directors see their roles as that of proportion. Local Government has two components. There is a pulling their areas into a direction that is being promotprofessional staff which includes provincially required ed by the regional district staff or by the province, or by officers. These staff run the day to day and continuous the fad of the day. This results in a more centralized, functions. This bureaucratic component takes direction more regulated, more bureaucratic and more expensive from the Councils/Boards which are made up of peri- local government. Other directors see their role as that of representing odically elected officers (councillors, mayors and directheir constituents’ wishes and resisting the draw of the tors) who represent the opinions or best interests (as trends. The voting structure imposed by provincial statthey see it) of the voting public. Local government in BC used to be under the perpet- ute favours the centralized option. A director cannot be ually revised Municipal Act. In 1999 this underwent a neutral. A director who does not actively vote by holding up major revision and emerged as the Local Government Act (recognizing at last its role in non-municipal re- a hand is counted as voting affirmative. To be neutral, a director must leave the room during a vote. Each digions). In 2004 the Campbell government produced the rector brings unique expertise to the Board, and many Community Charter which was directed at municipal- of us come to rely on the special knowledge of our colities. Much was deleted from the Local Government leagues.

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each other to work on behalf of all of the community residents. What do we do? ART’s main focus is recreation and community development, with special events and recreation programs including sports, arts and culture all contributing to the well being and spirit of Arrowsmith. ART works closely with interested non-profit

The Biggest Little Furniture Store on Vancouver Island Who are we? Known in Arrowsmith (Electoral Area F) as ART, our dedicated team of three is comprised of Reg Nosworthy, the RDN-appointed volunteer Recreation Commissioner for Area F and current D69 Recreation Commission Chair; Marilynn Sims, the Arrowsmith Community Coordinator; and Kim Longmuir,

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The Arrowsmith Recreation Team Marilynn Simms, Kim Longmuir and Reg Nosworthy work together as a team to deliver recreation services to Arrowsmith.

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You’ll find us on Ford Road in downtown Coombs. Turn at the Coombs General Store. Cost: Adult: $5.00, $8.00 two day pass, Child: $1.00 Senior: $3.00, $5.00 two day pass Student: $3.00, $5.00 two day pass Member: $free w/member card

As the first fair of the season and one of the largest 4-H shows on Vancouver Island, our fair is often the first opportunity for many 4-H members to display their projects and sharpen their skills before entering other fairs. There are also many classes for youth who are not involved in 4-H programs. Fair participants come from across Vancouver Island, from Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Courtenay, Campbell River, Duncan, Saanich and Victoria. If you would like to participate in the fair, we’re always looking for exhibitors and volunteers. Suggestions are encouraged, and financial contributions are welcome. We simply couldn’t do this year after year without the generous support of our sponsors, advertisers, groups, organizations and volunteers. To participate as an exhibitor, complete the appropriate entry form, (The 2012 entry form on the website can be used or look for the 2013 one in the June edition of the fair prize book) submit the form by the deadline indicated, and then bring the exhibit to the fair at the appropriate time. Win some bragging rights and enter your homemade jam, your prettiest pumpkin or your flashiest photo. We extend a warm welcome to everyone to come and enjoy the Coombs Fair.

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In 2013, our centennial year, the fair will be held on August 10 and 11, 8am to 5pm. Pancake breakfast 8am to 11am. Please join us in honouring Coombs’ unofficial patron animal, the goat. Since 1913, the Coombs Fair has been celebrating local agriculture and community. We’re a family affair with lots to do and see. From livestock to garden produce, arts & crafts, photography, needlework and domestic science, many hours of work go into the exhibits at the fair. Children and youth are an important part of keeping traditional, local agriculture alive in these ever-changing times, and 4-H is a huge component of our fair. There will be a huge interactive display by the V.I. Goat Association (VIGA) featuring live goats, milking, cheese sampling and much more.

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marimbas in a relaxing and fun atmosphere. Our team is always open to suggestions for new recreation programs and events and looking for community people to share their special skills and talents, or to volunteer by helping at one of the many exciting events. Where can you find us? Reg, Marilynn and Kim work from their home offices, but can often be found meeting with community members in one of the local coffee shops or at community events. Please don’t hesitate to call us, email us, or simply stop by our table to say hello and share your ideas. Building relationships in the community is the foundation of our success and we feel very privileged to have met and continue to meet Arrowsmith community members, all working together for a thriving and happy community. Reg Nosworthy: 250-752-4608 or noz@telus.net Marilynn Sims: 250-752-2300 or mailsims@telus.net Kim Longmuir: 250-248-8515 or ranlong@telus.net Check us out at www.arrowsmithcalendar.com

The Arrowsmith Recreation Team cont’d Arrowsmith groups, Errington Elementary School and French Creek Community School, to identify new recreation opportunities, help to plan and host events, assist with grant writing, and even facilitate programs when needed. One of the recent exciting programs we have been involved in was partnering with the Arrowsmith Agricultural Association for a very successful BC Family Day. Almost 2000 people enjoyed a day of heritage games, demonstrations and displays at the Coombs Fairgrounds. ART works closely with Building Learning Together (BLT) and other community groups to support Mother Goose and Friends, Dads’ Night Out and Coombs Munchkinland. We are also very proud of the free Youth Drop-in Games and Sports night that is offered in the 6000 sq. ft. Activity Building gym at the Coombs Fairgrounds, and the Band in a Box program, three totes full of percussion instruments shared with community groups. The Seniors’ Marimba Program, held in the Bradley Centre, is a flourishing intergenerational program with young adults from the Kumbana Marimba group instructing seniors to play

Englishman River Falls Provincial Park In the adjacent community park, the popular Errington Farmers’ Market bustles with people and wonderful smells on Saturday mornings, May through September. While visiting Errington, stop at the North Island Wildlife Recovery and Education Centre, which cares for ill, injured and orphaned wildlife. www.niwra.org/. On your drive from Errington to Coombs on Alberni Highway (4A) be sure to stop at The Parrot World Refuge. The refuge is an educational facility that provides a home for previously owned pet parrots and has over 700 parrots from over 50 species. www.worldparrotrefuge.org/. Continue down the highway past the Bradley Centre, home to spinners, weavers, quilters, marimba players, and big band music; the Coombs Fairgrounds where you find the Arrowsmith Hall and Activity Building, the Fall Fair and 4 H clubs, www.coombsfair.com/ the Village of Coombs and the Coombs Museum. Plan to stop at the internationally

The geographic expanse of Arrowsmith is extensive and encompasses the five picturesque, rural, neighbourhoods of Errington, Coombs, Hilliers, Whiskey Creek and Meadowood. Each neighbourhood offers a unique history, natural beauty and is the shared home of artisans, musicians, farmers, seniors and young families and with a population of approximately 8000, is one of the fastest growing communities on Vancouver Island. Errington is the gateway to the magnificent Englishman River Falls Provincial Park and also home to The Errington War Memorial Hall, where you can find world class music on the stage many months of the year. www.erringtonhall.bc.ca/.

Continuing west to Whiskey Creek you will enjoy some of the most beautiful natural attractions in the world including: Malcolm Community Park tucked in behind the Whiskey Creek gas station, a popular location to mountain bike and hike, Little Qualicum Falls

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famous Old Country Market, home to the famous “Goats on the Roof”. www.oldcountrymarket.com/. Further down the highway you will see the Coombs Rodeo Grounds which offers rodeos, barrel races, festivals, and music from bluegrass to old time rock and roll. http:// www.chrco.org/. Heading out of Coombs, be sure to visit Butterfly World. www.nature-world.com/ gardens.html. Driving west from Coombs Junction on Highway 4, watch for signs for Hamilton Marsh. The marsh, one of Hilliers hidden treasures is a beautiful wetland, surrounded by second growth forest and home to undisturbed wildlife. It is home to over 120 species of birds, numerous amphibians, several mammals, and is one of the most important habitats on the island for native species of dragonflies.

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Meadowood must be accessed by travelling Highway 19A, as if you were heading to Bowser, taking a left turn at Baylis Road, left again at Dorman Road and then right at Corcan Road. Follow Corcan Rd and turn left at Meadowood Way; a developed access trail off Meadowood Way provides a link between the Little Qualicum River Regional Park and Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park. During safe road conditions, there is a private, not always accessible, gravel access road that will connect travelers from Meadowood back to the Alberni Highway. www.meadowoodresidents. com/. Whether you like to hike, bike, dance, sing, shop, or eat, the Arrowsmith neighbourhoods have something for you and your family to enjoy.

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Provincial Park, the serene beauty of Cameron Lake, the Arrowsmith CPR Regional Trail and MacMillan (Cathedral Grove) Provincial Park, home of ancient Douglas fir trees. Arrowsmith’s newest neighbourhood, Meadowood, is tucked up behind Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park and is an area of breathtaking scenery. Much of the year,

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Free Team Watersmart Workshop: Save it for a Sunny Day: Rainwater Harvesting Options - Saturday, March 30th 10:30am-12:00pm in the Errington War Memorial Hall (1390 Errington Rd) Learn about various rainwater harvesting system designs. Local experts from Rainwater Connection will provide hands-on examples of all components and discuss different options. Please preregister. Registration starts on March 8th at RDN Recreation and Parks 1-888-828-2069 or recparks@rdn.bc.ca Benefit Concert for Layla Zoe - Saturday March 30th, starting at 4:00pm in the Errington War Memorial Hall. Layla is in need of emergency back surgery. Live music by local seasoned musicians and Raines’ Blues Beat band will perform at 8:00pm. Tickets are by donation at the door, bring a food item for a potluck meal. There will be a silent auction with items donated by artists and businesses in the community. Anyone wishing to help out with the event can e-mail Chris Raines at rainesrecords@shaw.ca. For more on Layla Zoe visit www.layla.ca. Big Dance 4-U Featuring Chevy Ray and the Fins – Saturday, March 30th, 8:00pm in the Coombs Rodeo Grounds Hall on Hwy 4A (Alberni Hwy). Tickets are available for $20 at Cranky Dawg Music in Parksville, The Shoe Inn in Qualicum Beach, Back Road Java in Errington, Coombs General Store, Triangle Music in Port Alberni, Arbutus Music, 6324 Metral Drive in Nanaimo and the Meadowwood Store. Cash bar, snacks, coffee, tea and soft drinks available. Buy your tickets early! We have been selling out fast! www.chrco.org/ Check out Facebook too. Tiger Lily Farm: Easter Weekend Family Fun - March 30thApril 1st 10:00am-4:00pm Join in the family fun Easter weekend; Easter Bunny; basket making; collecting and decorating eggs; “Candy in the Hay” game and more. Free with regular barnyard admission. www.tigerlilyfarm.ca or 250-248-2408.

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Cougar Annie Tales – Friday, April 5th in the Errington War Memorial Hall Go to www.erringtonhall.ca for upcoming details. Coffee House – Saturday, April 6th , 7:30pm in the Errington War Memorial Hall. A mix of musical styles from

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Ali Milner in Concert – Saturday, April 13th, 8:00pm in the Errington War Memorial Hall Jazz / Pop vocalist featured in CBC reality music series, “Cover Me Canada”. (alimilner. com) Tickets are $20 from Cranky Dog in Parksville, Heaven on Earth in Qualicum Beach or the Errington General Store. Coffee and refreshments available. Dads’ Night Out – (Ages 0-6) Tuesday, April 16th, 6:307:30pm at French Creek Community School. Dads and Grandpas are invited to come out with their children to enjoy a FREE evening of gym play, facilitated by FCCS principal, Brian Nikula. Further information: BLT 250-9478252 or Kim Longmuir 250-248-8515 or ranlong@telus.net Coombs Country Opera – Friday, April 19, 7:00-10:00pm at the Coombs Rodeo Grounds. Good old time Western music, the third Friday of every month, September through May. Open stage. Adults $5.00 Musicians and children free. Information at 250-248-6075 Coombs Farmers’ Institute Auction – Sunday, April 21st, 11:00am at the Coombs Fairgrounds. Plants, farm equipment and farm animals to be auctioned. Items can be brought to the fairgrounds starting at 8:00am. Contact: Colin Springford 250-468-7510 The Kerplunks – Saturday, April 20th @ 10:30am- 12:00pm. Hosted by The Errington Cooperative Preschool as a Fundraising event. Thekerplunks.com. $12 per person (one and up), $42 per family of 4. Tickets available at Shades of Green, Parksville. The Qualicum Toy Shop, Qualicum Beach. At the door Bradley Centre Pancake Breakfast and Garage Sale Sunday April 21st , 8:30 -11:30am Monthly on the third Sunday, until November 16, 2013 in the Bradley Centre. Come and browse our many items for sale. Some new, some used, always changing displays. Members and invited guests. Breakfast is a steal of a deal at $6.00 per person and served at your table. Cloverpoint Drifters World Tour – Friday, April 26th 7:00pm in the Coombs Hall at the Coombs Rodeo Grounds Tickets at the door. www.cloverpointdrifters.com Morlove in Concert – Saturday, April 27th, 8:00pm in the Errington War Memorial Hall Orchestral folk band. www. morlove.ca Tickets are $20 from Cranky Dog in Parksville, Heaven on Earth in Qualicum Beach or the Errington General Store. Coffee and refreshments available.

May 2012 Mayworks Concert – Friday, May 3rd, 8:00pm in the Errington War Memorial Hall. Featuring John McLachlan, Dr. Phil’s Harmonic Jug Band Orchestra and Trinitude. Coffee and refreshments available. Errington Farmers Market Opening Day – Saturday, May 4th 10:00am-1:00pm. Now in its 40th year! Market runs Saturdays from May to the end of September. Still the same great selection of veggies, baking, plants, crafts, live music and the famous “sticky buns”. Held in the Errington Community Park just across the road from the Hall.

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Coffee House – Saturday, May 4th, 7:30pm in the Errington War Memorial Hall Always a great way to start the month. A mix of musical styles from old to new - come and have a listen. Admission is $5.00 - musicians and entertainers free. Coffee and treats from the kitchen.

Bradley Centre Pancake Breakfast and Garage Sale – Sunday, July 21st, 8:30 -11:30am Monthly on the third Sunday, until November 16, 2013 in the Bradley Centre. Come and browse our many items for sale. Some new, some used, always changing displays. Members and invited guests. Breakfast is a steal of a deal at $6.00 per person and served at your table.

Valdy in Concert – Saturday, May 11th, 8:00pm Canadian folk legend returns to the Errington War Memorial Hall stage with his great repertoire of favourite tunes. www. valdy.com Tickets are $20 from Cranky Dog in Parksville, Heaven on Earth in Qualicum Beach or the Errington General Store. Coffee and refreshments available. Coombs Country Opera – Friday, May 17th, 7:00-10:00pm at the Coombs Rodeo Grounds. Good old time Western music, the third Friday of every month, September through May. Open stage. Adults $5.00 Musicians and children free. Information at 250-248-6075 Bradley Centre Pancake Breakfast and Garage Sale – Sunday, May 19th, 8:30 -11:30am Monthly on the third Sunday, until November 16, 2013 in the Bradley Centre. Another long time favourite for fundraising. Come and browse our many items for sale. Some new, some used, always changing displays. Members and invited guests. Breakfast is a steal of a deal at $6.00 per person and served at your table. Morning Glory School May Festival - Visit MGS students as they dance around the May Pole, play games, and feast to welcome in Spring. Go to www.morninggloryschool.ca/ for date and time details.

June 2012 Parksville Fish and Game Annual Gun Show and Sale – Sunday, June 2nd, 8:00am-3:00pm at the Coombs Fairgrounds. Good quality hunting and fishing items, pancake breakfast and concession. Contact: Graham 250-752-1855 Coombs Community Picnic – Friday, June 7th, 5:008:00pm at the Coombs Fairgrounds. Potluck dinner, games and family fun. Contact: Marlene Stahley 250-954-1944 Bradley Centre Pancake Breakfast and Garage Sale – Sunday, June 16th, 8:30 -11:30am Monthly on the third Sunday, until November 16, 2013 in the Bradley Centre. Come and browse our many items for sale. Some new, some used, always changing displays. Members and invited guests. Breakfast is a steal of a deal at $6.00 per person and served at your table.

July 2012 Island Barrel Racing – Saturday, July 6th 5:00pm and Sunday, July 7th, 11:00am at the Coombs Rodeo Grounds. Come out and see the Island Barrel Racing Club in action. “Box Social” At The Coombs Fairgrounds – Sunday, July 7th 4:00pm-10pm. People will donate packed lunches which will be auctioned off and 100% of the funds raised will go towards building a portable stage for the Arrowsmith Hall. The auction will be followed by an outdoor dance. www.coombsfair.com Sp-Arts Summer Camp – (Ages 9-15) Monday-Friday, July 8th-12th, 1:00-4:00pm, at the Coombs Fairgrounds. Professional and enthusiastic instructors will facilitate a jam-packed week, offering music and arts in The Soundgarden, sports in the Activity Building gym, and plenty of outdoor activities and games. The week will end with a showcase of shared talent and activities. The cost for this camp is $65.00 Register or get more information by contacting Arrowsmith Activity Coordinator, Kim Longmuir,

August 2012 35th Coombs Bluegrass Festival – Thursday, August 1, 7:00pm-Sunday, 10:00pm August 4th at the Coombs Rodeo Grounds, located at 2601 Alberni Hwy, #4A, near the Coombs Junction. Enjoy some of the finest bluegrass on the continent, including The Foggy Hogtown Boys, Mark Phillips and 3rd Generation, and original local Coombs’ group, The BackRoom Boys, at the oldest bluegrass festival in BC. Slow pitch jams, instrument raffle and numerous workshops on how to play bluegrass. The Coombs Festival will be holding workshops with some of the finest musicians in the Bluegrass world showing you how on your favourite instrument. Contact: info@coombsbluegrass. com or www.coombsbluegrass.com/ for the full performance line-up, fees and camping information. “Blast From the Past” Show and Shine – Saturday, August 3rd, 8:00am-3:00pm at The Coombs Fairgrounds. $15.00/ per entry Public entry by donation. Pancake breakfast, vintage cars, burgers and music by Flashback Freddie. T-shirts will be sold for $20.00 during the day. Contact: Clay Thompson 250-752-9615 or lorrclay@shaw.ca Coombs Fair Celebrates 100 Years – Saturday, August 10th-Sunday, August 11th , 8:00am-4:00pm, at the Coombs Fairgrounds. Pancake breakfast each day from 8:0011:00am. Traditional country fair with livestock, garden produce, photography, needlework, domestic science, children’s games and entertainment. The 100th will honour Coombs’ unofficial patron animal, the goat. Contact: Janet 250-752-9757 or www.coombsfair.com First Annual Coombs Country Music Jamboree – Friday, 4:00-10:00pm August 16th- Saturday, 11:00am-8:30pm August 17th at the Coombs Rodeo Grounds. Tickets are $50.00 at the gate and include Friday, Saturday and the dance. The Johnny Cash tribute band, “Big River” headlining two days of fabulous country music, with a Saturday night “Old Country Hoedown” dance. Second stage for aspiring musicians and ongoing jam sessions. Food vendors and a beer garden. Camping is $15.00/night. Contact: Angie Harriott 250-752-7289 or angievh@telus. net to reserve a spot on the second stage, volunteer or get jamboree information. Go to www.coombscountrymusicjamboree.com. 44th Annual Hi Neighbour Day – Starting at 8:00am and going all day, Saturday, August 17th in the Errington War Memorial Hall and Community Park. The day starts with a pancake breakfast with all the trimmings in the hall. The Arts and Crafts Display opens at 9:00am and features fine works from Errington artisans in many formats. At 10:00am the Farmers Market opens, in the Community Park - live music, fresh veggies, bedding plants, baked goods and fine work from local craftsmen. At 12:30 the Hi Neighbour Parade winds its way from the old school site on Memorial Road, around the corner and down the road to the Hall. Lunch follows in the Hall at 1:00pm with the Goods and Services Auction. At 9:00pm the Hi Neighbour Dance ends the day, featuring the band, Carmanah. Contact: Bob Herbison 250-248-9810 or www.erringtonhall.bc

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Free Team Watersmart Workshop: Save it for a Sunny Day: Rainwater Harvesting Options - Saturday, March 30th 10:30am-12:00pm in the Errington War Memorial Hall (1390 Errington Rd) Learn about various rainwater harvesting system designs. Local experts from Rainwater Connection will provide hands-on examples of all components and discuss different options. Please preregister. Registration starts on March 8th at RDN Recreation and Parks 1-888-828-2069 or recparks@rdn.bc.ca Benefit Concert for Layla Zoe - Saturday March 30th, starting at 4:00pm in the Errington War Memorial Hall. Layla is in need of emergency back surgery. Live music by local seasoned musicians and Raines’ Blues Beat band will perform at 8:00pm. Tickets are by donation at the door, bring a food item for a potluck meal. There will be a silent auction with items donated by artists and businesses in the community. Anyone wishing to help out with the event can e-mail Chris Raines at rainesrecords@shaw.ca. For more on Layla Zoe visit www.layla.ca. Big Dance 4-U Featuring Chevy Ray and the Fins – Saturday, March 30th, 8:00pm in the Coombs Rodeo Grounds Hall on Hwy 4A (Alberni Hwy). Tickets are available for $20 at Cranky Dawg Music in Parksville, The Shoe Inn in Qualicum Beach, Back Road Java in Errington, Coombs General Store, Triangle Music in Port Alberni, Arbutus Music, 6324 Metral Drive in Nanaimo and the Meadowwood Store. Cash bar, snacks, coffee, tea and soft drinks available. Buy your tickets early! We have been selling out fast! www.chrco.org/ Check out Facebook too. Tiger Lily Farm: Easter Weekend Family Fun - March 30thApril 1st 10:00am-4:00pm Join in the family fun Easter weekend; Easter Bunny; basket making; collecting and decorating eggs; “Candy in the Hay” game and more. Free with regular barnyard admission. www.tigerlilyfarm.ca or 250-248-2408.

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Ali Milner in Concert – Saturday, April 13th, 8:00pm in the Errington War Memorial Hall Jazz / Pop vocalist featured in CBC reality music series, “Cover Me Canada”. (alimilner. com) Tickets are $20 from Cranky Dog in Parksville, Heaven on Earth in Qualicum Beach or the Errington General Store. Coffee and refreshments available. Dads’ Night Out – (Ages 0-6) Tuesday, April 16th, 6:307:30pm at French Creek Community School. Dads and Grandpas are invited to come out with their children to enjoy a FREE evening of gym play, facilitated by FCCS principal, Brian Nikula. Further information: BLT 250-9478252 or Kim Longmuir 250-248-8515 or ranlong@telus.net Coombs Country Opera – Friday, April 19, 7:00-10:00pm at the Coombs Rodeo Grounds. Good old time Western music, the third Friday of every month, September through May. Open stage. Adults $5.00 Musicians and children free. Information at 250-248-6075 Coombs Farmers’ Institute Auction – Sunday, April 21st, 11:00am at the Coombs Fairgrounds. Plants, farm equipment and farm animals to be auctioned. Items can be brought to the fairgrounds starting at 8:00am. Contact: Colin Springford 250-468-7510 The Kerplunks – Saturday, April 20th @ 10:30am- 12:00pm. Hosted by The Errington Cooperative Preschool as a Fundraising event. Thekerplunks.com. $12 per person (one and up), $42 per family of 4. Tickets available at Shades of Green, Parksville. The Qualicum Toy Shop, Qualicum Beach. At the door Bradley Centre Pancake Breakfast and Garage Sale Sunday April 21st , 8:30 -11:30am Monthly on the third Sunday, until November 16, 2013 in the Bradley Centre. Come and browse our many items for sale. Some new, some used, always changing displays. Members and invited guests. Breakfast is a steal of a deal at $6.00 per person and served at your table. Cloverpoint Drifters World Tour – Friday, April 26th 7:00pm in the Coombs Hall at the Coombs Rodeo Grounds Tickets at the door. www.cloverpointdrifters.com Morlove in Concert – Saturday, April 27th, 8:00pm in the Errington War Memorial Hall Orchestral folk band. www. morlove.ca Tickets are $20 from Cranky Dog in Parksville, Heaven on Earth in Qualicum Beach or the Errington General Store. Coffee and refreshments available.

May 2012 Mayworks Concert – Friday, May 3rd, 8:00pm in the Errington War Memorial Hall. Featuring John McLachlan, Dr. Phil’s Harmonic Jug Band Orchestra and Trinitude. Coffee and refreshments available. Errington Farmers Market Opening Day – Saturday, May 4th 10:00am-1:00pm. Now in its 40th year! Market runs Saturdays from May to the end of September. Still the same great selection of veggies, baking, plants, crafts, live music and the famous “sticky buns”. Held in the Errington Community Park just across the road from the Hall.

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Coffee House – Saturday, May 4th, 7:30pm in the Errington War Memorial Hall Always a great way to start the month. A mix of musical styles from old to new - come and have a listen. Admission is $5.00 - musicians and entertainers free. Coffee and treats from the kitchen.

Bradley Centre Pancake Breakfast and Garage Sale – Sunday, July 21st, 8:30 -11:30am Monthly on the third Sunday, until November 16, 2013 in the Bradley Centre. Come and browse our many items for sale. Some new, some used, always changing displays. Members and invited guests. Breakfast is a steal of a deal at $6.00 per person and served at your table.

Valdy in Concert – Saturday, May 11th, 8:00pm Canadian folk legend returns to the Errington War Memorial Hall stage with his great repertoire of favourite tunes. www. valdy.com Tickets are $20 from Cranky Dog in Parksville, Heaven on Earth in Qualicum Beach or the Errington General Store. Coffee and refreshments available. Coombs Country Opera – Friday, May 17th, 7:00-10:00pm at the Coombs Rodeo Grounds. Good old time Western music, the third Friday of every month, September through May. Open stage. Adults $5.00 Musicians and children free. Information at 250-248-6075 Bradley Centre Pancake Breakfast and Garage Sale – Sunday, May 19th, 8:30 -11:30am Monthly on the third Sunday, until November 16, 2013 in the Bradley Centre. Another long time favourite for fundraising. Come and browse our many items for sale. Some new, some used, always changing displays. Members and invited guests. Breakfast is a steal of a deal at $6.00 per person and served at your table. Morning Glory School May Festival - Visit MGS students as they dance around the May Pole, play games, and feast to welcome in Spring. Go to www.morninggloryschool.ca/ for date and time details.

June 2012 Parksville Fish and Game Annual Gun Show and Sale – Sunday, June 2nd, 8:00am-3:00pm at the Coombs Fairgrounds. Good quality hunting and fishing items, pancake breakfast and concession. Contact: Graham 250-752-1855 Coombs Community Picnic – Friday, June 7th, 5:008:00pm at the Coombs Fairgrounds. Potluck dinner, games and family fun. Contact: Marlene Stahley 250-954-1944 Bradley Centre Pancake Breakfast and Garage Sale – Sunday, June 16th, 8:30 -11:30am Monthly on the third Sunday, until November 16, 2013 in the Bradley Centre. Come and browse our many items for sale. Some new, some used, always changing displays. Members and invited guests. Breakfast is a steal of a deal at $6.00 per person and served at your table.

July 2012 Island Barrel Racing – Saturday, July 6th 5:00pm and Sunday, July 7th, 11:00am at the Coombs Rodeo Grounds. Come out and see the Island Barrel Racing Club in action. “Box Social” At The Coombs Fairgrounds – Sunday, July 7th 4:00pm-10pm. People will donate packed lunches which will be auctioned off and 100% of the funds raised will go towards building a portable stage for the Arrowsmith Hall. The auction will be followed by an outdoor dance. www.coombsfair.com Sp-Arts Summer Camp – (Ages 9-15) Monday-Friday, July 8th-12th, 1:00-4:00pm, at the Coombs Fairgrounds. Professional and enthusiastic instructors will facilitate a jam-packed week, offering music and arts in The Soundgarden, sports in the Activity Building gym, and plenty of outdoor activities and games. The week will end with a showcase of shared talent and activities. The cost for this camp is $65.00 Register or get more information by contacting Arrowsmith Activity Coordinator, Kim Longmuir,

August 2012 35th Coombs Bluegrass Festival – Thursday, August 1, 7:00pm-Sunday, 10:00pm August 4th at the Coombs Rodeo Grounds, located at 2601 Alberni Hwy, #4A, near the Coombs Junction. Enjoy some of the finest bluegrass on the continent, including The Foggy Hogtown Boys, Mark Phillips and 3rd Generation, and original local Coombs’ group, The BackRoom Boys, at the oldest bluegrass festival in BC. Slow pitch jams, instrument raffle and numerous workshops on how to play bluegrass. The Coombs Festival will be holding workshops with some of the finest musicians in the Bluegrass world showing you how on your favourite instrument. Contact: info@coombsbluegrass. com or www.coombsbluegrass.com/ for the full performance line-up, fees and camping information. “Blast From the Past” Show and Shine – Saturday, August 3rd, 8:00am-3:00pm at The Coombs Fairgrounds. $15.00/ per entry Public entry by donation. Pancake breakfast, vintage cars, burgers and music by Flashback Freddie. T-shirts will be sold for $20.00 during the day. Contact: Clay Thompson 250-752-9615 or lorrclay@shaw.ca Coombs Fair Celebrates 100 Years – Saturday, August 10th-Sunday, August 11th , 8:00am-4:00pm, at the Coombs Fairgrounds. Pancake breakfast each day from 8:0011:00am. Traditional country fair with livestock, garden produce, photography, needlework, domestic science, children’s games and entertainment. The 100th will honour Coombs’ unofficial patron animal, the goat. Contact: Janet 250-752-9757 or www.coombsfair.com First Annual Coombs Country Music Jamboree – Friday, 4:00-10:00pm August 16th- Saturday, 11:00am-8:30pm August 17th at the Coombs Rodeo Grounds. Tickets are $50.00 at the gate and include Friday, Saturday and the dance. The Johnny Cash tribute band, “Big River” headlining two days of fabulous country music, with a Saturday night “Old Country Hoedown” dance. Second stage for aspiring musicians and ongoing jam sessions. Food vendors and a beer garden. Camping is $15.00/night. Contact: Angie Harriott 250-752-7289 or angievh@telus. net to reserve a spot on the second stage, volunteer or get jamboree information. Go to www.coombscountrymusicjamboree.com. 44th Annual Hi Neighbour Day – Starting at 8:00am and going all day, Saturday, August 17th in the Errington War Memorial Hall and Community Park. The day starts with a pancake breakfast with all the trimmings in the hall. The Arts and Crafts Display opens at 9:00am and features fine works from Errington artisans in many formats. At 10:00am the Farmers Market opens, in the Community Park - live music, fresh veggies, bedding plants, baked goods and fine work from local craftsmen. At 12:30 the Hi Neighbour Parade winds its way from the old school site on Memorial Road, around the corner and down the road to the Hall. Lunch follows in the Hall at 1:00pm with the Goods and Services Auction. At 9:00pm the Hi Neighbour Dance ends the day, featuring the band, Carmanah. Contact: Bob Herbison 250-248-9810 or www.erringtonhall.bc

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Garden Centre Now Open! Flora or Fauna... We’ve got you covered. Area F (Arrowsmith) is managed by the Regional Dis- Act (LGA) and transferred into the Community Charter trict of Nanaimo (RDN). In BC, local government takes (CC). Essentially the Community Charter applies to muthe form of self-governing bodies (cities, towns and municipal districts) which are run by locally elected nicipalities but includes provisions that apply also to councils and mayors. Lands outside the municipalities regional districts and the LGA applies to regional disare administered by Regional Districts. tricts but includes provisions that apply equally to muRegional Districts were created in 1965 to deliver lo- nicipalities. So as it now stands there is a peculiar cross cal functions that are best run on a collective regional reference between the two acts. Constitutionally Canada reserves certain powers to basis. Regional Districts enclose geographically convenient blocks of land and administratively include both the Federal government and gives the rest to the Provthe municipalities and the (unincorporated) surround- inces. Both levels of government have only the powers allowed to them. Individuals are given all powers exing lands. The Regional District lands lying outside municipali- cept those prohibited to them. The latter is called Natuties are divided into wards called Electoral Areas. Each ral Person Powers. Prior to the Community Charter (2004), electoral area provides an elected Director local government was only allowed the that sits on a Board along with Directors powers that the Acts specifically granted appointed from the mayors and councilto them. The Community Charter granted lors of the included municipalities. natural person powers to the local governRegional Districts were originally set up ments which means they now are free to to be super-sized service areas with voting stick their nose into anything they want to, powers in proportion to the service funcsubject only to a limited voter restraint. tion being voted upon. Rural governance The internal affairs and functioning of functions were added to the regional disthe regional districts varies enormously tricts. according to personalities, evolving tradiThe established service voting structures tions, municipal compositions, historical give the municipal directors the power to provenances etc., so it is hard to charvote in rural affairs but not the reverse. Julian Fell, acterize them generically. The directors The Electoral Areas have little control over Area Director themselves can vary substantially. their own affairs and receive attention in Some directors see their roles as that of proportion. Local Government has two components. There is a pulling their areas into a direction that is being promotprofessional staff which includes provincially required ed by the regional district staff or by the province, or by officers. These staff run the day to day and continuous the fad of the day. This results in a more centralized, functions. This bureaucratic component takes direction more regulated, more bureaucratic and more expensive from the Councils/Boards which are made up of peri- local government. Other directors see their role as that of representing odically elected officers (councillors, mayors and directheir constituents’ wishes and resisting the draw of the tors) who represent the opinions or best interests (as trends. The voting structure imposed by provincial statthey see it) of the voting public. Local government in BC used to be under the perpet- ute favours the centralized option. A director cannot be ually revised Municipal Act. In 1999 this underwent a neutral. A director who does not actively vote by holding up major revision and emerged as the Local Government Act (recognizing at last its role in non-municipal re- a hand is counted as voting affirmative. To be neutral, a director must leave the room during a vote. Each digions). In 2004 the Campbell government produced the rector brings unique expertise to the Board, and many Community Charter which was directed at municipal- of us come to rely on the special knowledge of our colities. Much was deleted from the Local Government leagues.

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each other to work on behalf of all of the community residents. What do we do? ART’s main focus is recreation and community development, with special events and recreation programs including sports, arts and culture all contributing to the well being and spirit of Arrowsmith. ART works closely with interested non-profit

The Biggest Little Furniture Store on Vancouver Island Who are we? Known in Arrowsmith (Electoral Area F) as ART, our dedicated team of three is comprised of Reg Nosworthy, the RDN-appointed volunteer Recreation Commissioner for Area F and current D69 Recreation Commission Chair; Marilynn Sims, the Arrowsmith Community Coordinator; and Kim Longmuir,

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The Arrowsmith Recreation Team Marilynn Simms, Kim Longmuir and Reg Nosworthy work together as a team to deliver recreation services to Arrowsmith.

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You’ll find us on Ford Road in downtown Coombs. Turn at the Coombs General Store. Cost: Adult: $5.00, $8.00 two day pass, Child: $1.00 Senior: $3.00, $5.00 two day pass Student: $3.00, $5.00 two day pass Member: $free w/member card

As the first fair of the season and one of the largest 4-H shows on Vancouver Island, our fair is often the first opportunity for many 4-H members to display their projects and sharpen their skills before entering other fairs. There are also many classes for youth who are not involved in 4-H programs. Fair participants come from across Vancouver Island, from Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Courtenay, Campbell River, Duncan, Saanich and Victoria. If you would like to participate in the fair, we’re always looking for exhibitors and volunteers. Suggestions are encouraged, and financial contributions are welcome. We simply couldn’t do this year after year without the generous support of our sponsors, advertisers, groups, organizations and volunteers. To participate as an exhibitor, complete the appropriate entry form, (The 2012 entry form on the website can be used or look for the 2013 one in the June edition of the fair prize book) submit the form by the deadline indicated, and then bring the exhibit to the fair at the appropriate time. Win some bragging rights and enter your homemade jam, your prettiest pumpkin or your flashiest photo. We extend a warm welcome to everyone to come and enjoy the Coombs Fair.

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In 2013, our centennial year, the fair will be held on August 10 and 11, 8am to 5pm. Pancake breakfast 8am to 11am. Please join us in honouring Coombs’ unofficial patron animal, the goat. Since 1913, the Coombs Fair has been celebrating local agriculture and community. We’re a family affair with lots to do and see. From livestock to garden produce, arts & crafts, photography, needlework and domestic science, many hours of work go into the exhibits at the fair. Children and youth are an important part of keeping traditional, local agriculture alive in these ever-changing times, and 4-H is a huge component of our fair. There will be a huge interactive display by the V.I. Goat Association (VIGA) featuring live goats, milking, cheese sampling and much more.

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marimbas in a relaxing and fun atmosphere. Our team is always open to suggestions for new recreation programs and events and looking for community people to share their special skills and talents, or to volunteer by helping at one of the many exciting events. Where can you find us? Reg, Marilynn and Kim work from their home offices, but can often be found meeting with community members in one of the local coffee shops or at community events. Please don’t hesitate to call us, email us, or simply stop by our table to say hello and share your ideas. Building relationships in the community is the foundation of our success and we feel very privileged to have met and continue to meet Arrowsmith community members, all working together for a thriving and happy community. Reg Nosworthy: 250-752-4608 or noz@telus.net Marilynn Sims: 250-752-2300 or mailsims@telus.net Kim Longmuir: 250-248-8515 or ranlong@telus.net Check us out at www.arrowsmithcalendar.com

The Arrowsmith Recreation Team cont’d Arrowsmith groups, Errington Elementary School and French Creek Community School, to identify new recreation opportunities, help to plan and host events, assist with grant writing, and even facilitate programs when needed. One of the recent exciting programs we have been involved in was partnering with the Arrowsmith Agricultural Association for a very successful BC Family Day. Almost 2000 people enjoyed a day of heritage games, demonstrations and displays at the Coombs Fairgrounds. ART works closely with Building Learning Together (BLT) and other community groups to support Mother Goose and Friends, Dads’ Night Out and Coombs Munchkinland. We are also very proud of the free Youth Drop-in Games and Sports night that is offered in the 6000 sq. ft. Activity Building gym at the Coombs Fairgrounds, and the Band in a Box program, three totes full of percussion instruments shared with community groups. The Seniors’ Marimba Program, held in the Bradley Centre, is a flourishing intergenerational program with young adults from the Kumbana Marimba group instructing seniors to play

Englishman River Falls Provincial Park In the adjacent community park, the popular Errington Farmers’ Market bustles with people and wonderful smells on Saturday mornings, May through September. While visiting Errington, stop at the North Island Wildlife Recovery and Education Centre, which cares for ill, injured and orphaned wildlife. www.niwra.org/. On your drive from Errington to Coombs on Alberni Highway (4A) be sure to stop at The Parrot World Refuge. The refuge is an educational facility that provides a home for previously owned pet parrots and has over 700 parrots from over 50 species. www.worldparrotrefuge.org/. Continue down the highway past the Bradley Centre, home to spinners, weavers, quilters, marimba players, and big band music; the Coombs Fairgrounds where you find the Arrowsmith Hall and Activity Building, the Fall Fair and 4 H clubs, www.coombsfair.com/ the Village of Coombs and the Coombs Museum. Plan to stop at the internationally

The geographic expanse of Arrowsmith is extensive and encompasses the five picturesque, rural, neighbourhoods of Errington, Coombs, Hilliers, Whiskey Creek and Meadowood. Each neighbourhood offers a unique history, natural beauty and is the shared home of artisans, musicians, farmers, seniors and young families and with a population of approximately 8000, is one of the fastest growing communities on Vancouver Island. Errington is the gateway to the magnificent Englishman River Falls Provincial Park and also home to The Errington War Memorial Hall, where you can find world class music on the stage many months of the year. www.erringtonhall.bc.ca/.

Continuing west to Whiskey Creek you will enjoy some of the most beautiful natural attractions in the world including: Malcolm Community Park tucked in behind the Whiskey Creek gas station, a popular location to mountain bike and hike, Little Qualicum Falls

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famous Old Country Market, home to the famous “Goats on the Roof”. www.oldcountrymarket.com/. Further down the highway you will see the Coombs Rodeo Grounds which offers rodeos, barrel races, festivals, and music from bluegrass to old time rock and roll. http:// www.chrco.org/. Heading out of Coombs, be sure to visit Butterfly World. www.nature-world.com/ gardens.html. Driving west from Coombs Junction on Highway 4, watch for signs for Hamilton Marsh. The marsh, one of Hilliers hidden treasures is a beautiful wetland, surrounded by second growth forest and home to undisturbed wildlife. It is home to over 120 species of birds, numerous amphibians, several mammals, and is one of the most important habitats on the island for native species of dragonflies.

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Meadowood must be accessed by travelling Highway 19A, as if you were heading to Bowser, taking a left turn at Baylis Road, left again at Dorman Road and then right at Corcan Road. Follow Corcan Rd and turn left at Meadowood Way; a developed access trail off Meadowood Way provides a link between the Little Qualicum River Regional Park and Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park. During safe road conditions, there is a private, not always accessible, gravel access road that will connect travelers from Meadowood back to the Alberni Highway. www.meadowoodresidents. com/. Whether you like to hike, bike, dance, sing, shop, or eat, the Arrowsmith neighbourhoods have something for you and your family to enjoy.

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Provincial Park, the serene beauty of Cameron Lake, the Arrowsmith CPR Regional Trail and MacMillan (Cathedral Grove) Provincial Park, home of ancient Douglas fir trees. Arrowsmith’s newest neighbourhood, Meadowood, is tucked up behind Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park and is an area of breathtaking scenery. Much of the year,

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On this coming, Sunday churches throughout the world will are doing…. Father, into your hands I commend my spirit…” be commemorating Palm Sunday, the day which commemHis death and the placement of his body in a sealed tomb orates Jesus’ final entry into Jerusalem, being hailed as a king will be the final image on the minds of Christians as we end and as “the one who comes in the name of the Lord.” our solemn week of remembering Jesus’ sacrifice, praying for As people spread their cloaks on the ground before him and the world for whom he died, and giving thanks for the extraorwaved branches in salutation, already the backroom plotting dinary love which is revealed in the way in which he faced that to sway the people’s views and arrange for his arrest were un- final week. derway. Thus began the final week of Jesus’ life on earth and We are left with huge questions to ponder, and puzzlement thus begins our Holy Week of devotion as we remember the over Jesus’ attitude throughout this week. suffering and death of Jesus and prepare for the joy of Easter Why did he apparently go so willingly into his captors’ and its resurrection message. hands? During this week, on Maundy Thursday, we will rememWhy did he so freely accept his impending death? ber the Last Supper, on which is based the Sacrament of Holy Why did he react by speaking about things like sacrifice and Communion. Jesus, we are told, broke bread and love and servanthood at a time when there was shared wine with his followers, and as they ate and so much selfishness and hate and arrogance drank he declared “this is my body” and “this is my around him? blood, given for you.” Then he instructed them “do What did he mean when he said “this is my By Pastor Alan Naylor this in remembrance of me.” body… this is my blood” when he shared bread Different churches celebrate and repeat these acand wine? tions in different ways, but whenever it is done the What relevance or meaning does the recommon thread is that we proclaim Jesus’ real presmembering of these ancient events have for us, ence in and among us as we pray and share it. for the world? At the same meal, St. John tells us that Jesus took When we are weighed down by our own sufa bowl of water and towel, then kneeling like a serfering, puzzled and questioning as to reasons vant at each of his disciples’ feet he washed them. and actions, it is always helpful to reflect on the Again these actions were accompanied with words passion of Christ and his attitude to suffering. of great depth: “…you also ought to wash one another’s feet… I Drawing on the strength on which he drew, accepting the give you a new commandment, that you love one another as I realities he accepted and yielding life to the One who gives life have loved you.” It was immediately after this that Jesus retired — this is the week when we meditate on the pattern Jesus gave to the Garden of Gethsemane where in the middle of the night, us, and renew our commitment knowing that this week is not led by a betrayer, soldiers arrested him and so began his ordeal by any means the end of the story. of trial, torture and execution. Next week is Easter week… the empty tomb… resurrection… The next day, Good Friday, we will commemorate the death new life… transformation… but let’s not jump ahead too quickof Jesus on a wooden cross, mocked and jeered at in the ulti- ly! Let’s remain with the suffering Christ for this week, the one mate of humiliation and indignity. We will remember his words who walks with us in whatever our suffering is, who has known from the cross: “Forgive them, for they do not know what they and experienced it all.

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Management Plan for Benson Creek Falls Regional Park The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking proposals from qualified consultants to prepare a management plan for Benson Creek Falls Regional Park, located west of the City of Nanaimo. The first Management Plan for the park prepared in 1999, will provide background information. The successful consultant will undertake a broad examination of the 31 hectare property, and will inventory bio-physical, resource, recreation, educational and cultural values; consult with stakeholders and the public; and set out an achievable park management plan including a conceptual masterplan and implementation strategy to manage the property for the period 20142024. A completed plan is to be ready for implementation in January 2014. Proposal documents may be obtained from the RDN website: www.rdn.bc.ca or by written request to Margaret Paridaen, Regional Parks Planner at mparidaen@rdn.bc.ca. The RFP package details all submission requirements. Proposals will be accepted until 4:00:00 p.m. PST on Monday, April 15, 2013. Late or electronic submissions will not be accepted. Hard copy proposals are to be submitted to: Regional District of Nanaimo Recreation and Parks Department Oceanside Place 830 W. Island Highway Parksville, B.C. V9P 2X4 Attention: Margaret Paridaen, Regional Park Planner The Regional District of Nanaimo reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to accept the proposal that is deemed most favourable to the interests of the Regional District.

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Tickets still available for awesome opening reception Friday: call 250-248-3613 Families looking for something fun and educational over the Easter weekend may want to check out the open house at the Deep Bay Marine Field Station in Bowser on Saturday, March 30, part of this year’s Brant Festival activities.  (Tickets are still available for the opening reception of the Brant Festival from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, March 22 at the Parksville Civic Centre. For ticket information, call the Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce: 250-248-3613.) Touch tanks and large aquaria  brimming with colorful marine creatures from local waters will delight young and old alike, along with plenty of fun-filled activities throughout the day including artists demonstrations, a First Nations interpretive walk, displays and face painting. An oyster bar, refreshments and snacks will also be available, and door prizes.  “The Open House is part of our contribution to the Brant Festival this year,” says Manager Brian Kingzett. “We know many families have visitors during the Easter long weekend and will be looking for things to do. The Open House provides a perfect day trip from just about anywhere on Vancouver Island.”   The Deep Bay Marine Field Stationis a key research facility for Vancouver Island University and is fast becoming a popular tourism destination for the region.  The facility supports coastal and marine research related to sustainable shellfish aquaculture development, preservation of coastal ecosystems and interdisciplinary projects involving local communities. It is also open to the public

year round as a marine science centre. The touch tanks and aquaria offer hands-on learning opportunities to educate school children, community members and other groups about marine life. The building is an attraction in itself with a distinctive clamshell shaped roof and unique sustainability features. “We’re one of the greenest buildings on the Island,” says Kingzett.  With its stunning panoramic views and on-site culinary facilities, the Field Station is becoming a popular venue for weddings, celebrations, conferences, workshops and other events. Staff at the Field Station are available to help arrange interpretive tours for school and community groups and individuals, customized workshops, birthday parties and even overnight programs.   The Field Station is open to visitors daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can take a self- guided tour of the facility,  learn about what makes the unique building so ‘green’, marine conservation issues and how to help protect the environment. During certain times of the year, visitors can observe research currently underway in labs from the viewing mezzanine. There is free admission during the March 30 Open House. Regular admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children, or $15 for a family of four (two adults, two children). For more information, visit www.viu.ca/deepbay. —Submitted by Vancouver Island University

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The Nanaimo & District Hospital Founda- it is essential and necessary to ensure the best tion recently recognized Thrifty Foods with a healthcare is available. plaque on the Platinum Philanthropist Donor “They are a focused and determined group Wall for their outstanding contributions to that provides the community with lifesaving healthcare on Central Vancouver Island. equipment. They truly do have a vision for betFour stores serve the Center quality healthcare.”    tral Island and host fundraisChristine McAuley, FounIt is a commitment ing events throughout the dation Board Chair, noted, that is integrated in year. Since 1998, Thrifty Foods “The Foundation is grateour philosophy of doing has reached the platinum level ful for our relationship with business in the by giving more than $150,000 Thrifty Foods. It is so heartcommunities we serve. in support of lifesaving equip- ViVian Chenard, ThrifTy foods ening to know that we share a ment and services that will vision for the health and wellbenefit their customers and ness of Vancouver Islanders. staff. “It is a great pleasure for Vivian Chenard, Manager Community Re- the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundalations & Events for Thrifty Foods, said: “Thrifty tion, and its Board of Directors, to pay tribute Foods is proud to have supported the Hospital to the immense generosity of Thrifty Foods Foundation for many years. with a Platinum Philanthropist plaque that “It is a commitment that is integrated in our will honour their contribution permanently.” philosophy of doing business in the commuTo learn more about supporting healthcare nities we serve. in a meaningful way, visit www.nanaimohos“For 36 years, Thrifty Foods has been the pitalfoundation.com. fabric of and contributed to community. The —Submitted by Feron Anne Walker,|NanaiHospital Foundation’s work is so important, as mo & District Hospital Foundation

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The week of March 21-27, 2013 ARIES The best time of the year is about to begin - there’s magic in the air. TAURUS You are having second thoughts about a project you seemed so sure of just a few days ago. GEMINI If you have an opinion about something, by all means let everyone know about it. CANCER Someone new will come into your life this week, someone you find it easy to admire. LEO You know you can’t turn back the clock, but why would you want to when a great new phase is beginning? VIRGO Loved ones will help you if they can this coming week, so ask away. LIBRA Be generous with your ANSWER TO CROSSWORD PUZZLE NO. 659

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Bill was born in Fort Frances, Ontario and moved to the West Coast as a young man to attend the University of British Columbia. He met and then married his wife Edith in July of 1952. They have just celebrated 61 years of marriage this past summer. Bill is survived by his wife and four children: Cathy, Nancy , Janet, and Ruth. He also leaves behind seven grandchildren Adam, Daniel, Chloe, William, Hannah, Jaling, and Lily as well as three son-in-laws: Leo, Ben, and Jeff. Bill led an extraordinary life which he truly lived to the fullest. He was the best Husband, Dad and Papa and we were all blessed to have him. Service to be held at Knox United Church, Parksville on Friday March 22nd at 2pm

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The applicants request a change to the Official Community Plan and zoning to allow the development of a business park. The intent is to attract clean, quiet businesses that will provide services to local residents, create employment, encourage economic development and add to the Town’s tax base. The meeting is being held by the Applicant in compliance with Town of Qualicum Beach policy. The applicant will present details of the application and proposed development, receive input from members of the community, and respond to questions.

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HELP WANTED BARTENDERS, SERVERS & Line Cooks, experienced, P/T or F/T. Call 250-468-1735. ROOM CLEANER, Part-time. Energetic and friendly, experience preferred. Bring resume to office: Casa Grande Motel.

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HAULING AND SALVAGE HAUL AWAY Garden and Yard Waste and Junk. Free Estimates. Call 250-240-1116. JUNK TO THE DUMP. Jobs Big or small, I haul it all! I recycle & donate to local charities. Call Sean 250-741-1159 TERRYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TRUCKING- Haul away yard & construction waste, applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, furniture, junk, etc. Phone: Terry at 250-2484917 & leave a message.

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FRENCH CREEK. MOVING sale. Sat. March 23, 8:30am2pm. Antiques, tools, garden, furniture, household - everything must go! 1322 Lee Rd. GARAGE/MOVING Sale - 686 Chartwell Blvd, QB. Sat., March 23, 8-1. Misc items. Low prices.

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QUALICUM- 1020 Miraloma Dr (Chartwell) Sat, Mar 23, 811am.Clothing,jewelry, housewares, collectibles & misc.

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

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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 & renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, infra-red sauna in garage. $349,000.00 If interested call:250-594-5654

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Spring cleaning? Found some old treasures? The Post Office Antique Mall has some space for you to sell your antiques. Cabinet and floor space is available. Come in to talk to Jerry at 340 Island Hwy, Ladysmith or call 250-245-7984. Open 7 days a week 10:00 - 5:30.

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

2011 FORTRESS 1700 DT Scooter. New $3500.00, Asking $1500.00 Almost new,used 7 months, excellent shape. Call 250-954-3217 WHEELCHAIR RAMP, approximately 5â&#x20AC;&#x2122; long, used but good condition $220. You pick up. Call (250)758-3663.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE HONDA POWERED generator, EM5000, $800. 10â&#x20AC;? Dewalt 770 radio arm table saw, $75. Call 250)757-8724. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper?

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. 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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297 HIRST Avenue- 2 bdrm + den, 2 bath, $1150. Ardent Properties, 250-753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 297 HIRST Avenue- 2 bdrm + den, 2 bath, furnished, $1350. Ardent Properties. Call 250753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

DOWNTOWN QUALICUM Beach. Renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d 1 bdrm + den cottage, new appls. Approx 1000 sq ft $1000/mo. ALSO Renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d comm. prop w/3 office/treatment rms + 1 lrg reception 2 ba, approx 1000 sq ft. $1000 + triple net on 3 yr lease. 250-752-7234.

QUALICUM (Whiskey Creek)choice of 2 bdrms in rural home, internet, cable, utils, W/D incld. Lrg bdrm $450 own entry+ sm deck. Sm room $350. No bus, need vehicle. Call (250)752-1121.

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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.

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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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. 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. 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. 10 MINS from Qualicum, recently re-decorated, grd level. $500. NS/NP. Available now. Call 1-250-954-4018. 14A - 1010 SHEARME RdCoombs, 2 bdrm, $875. Call Ardent Properties, 250-7530881. www.ardentproperties.com 255 HIRST Ave- 1 & 2 bdrm, $725 & $875. Call Ardent Properties, 250-753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

AVAILABLE NOW Adult complex 2 Bdrm Townhome- 5 appls, patio, covered parking. 1 bdrm apt- Avail Apr 1 Walk to Qualicum Village. Small dog ok. 250-752-5233. DOWNTOWN QUALICUM. 2 bdrm + den condo, 5 appls, NS/NP. Available April 1. $950 mo. Call (250)752-3419. ON THE BEACH in Qualicum Beach, 1 bdrm. Avail. June 1, $1600 p/m. 250-752-3813 PARKSVILLE, Brand new luxury apartments (2 left) on Weld St. 6 stainless steel appliances, granite c/tops, some with ocean view. Centrally located, small pets ok, N/S bldg. Avail Immed. 250-468-9811 after 5pm. PARKSVILLE- Furnished ornot, new 1 bdrm , 575sq ft, all inclusive. $675. 250-999-3513. PARKSVILLE NEAR new, Upper,1 bdrm, close to Wembley Mall. N/S, N/P,Incldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Heat, Cable, I/Net, Phone (not including long dist.) & all 5 appliances . $875 p/mo. 250248-3665. Avail. Immed. QUALICUM- 1 BDRM apartments, $550. NS/NP. Please phone 250-248-4656. QUALICUM, 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo with yard, 6 appl.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s included, N/S, N/P. Avail. Immed.$850 p/m. 250-2489177 QUALICUM WATERFRONT 55+ condo. 2-bdrm, 2 bath, secure entry, underground parking, hot tub, gym, F/P. N/S. $1050+ hydro. (250)752-0101

APARTMENTS FURNISHED NANOOSE BAY Fully furnished 2 Bdr entry level suite with fire place Steps to Fairwinds Golf and Scooner Cove Marina. Spacious, light-filled interior with garden and ocean views, 6 Appl. N/S, N/P. Avail April1, $1050/M. Damali@shaw.ca

COTTAGES PARKSVILLE QUIET, 2 bdrm Cottage on acreage. Church Rd. $ 800 Call 250-586-4337

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES BOWSER- NEWLY renovated 1/2 duplex. Bright 2 bdrm, 4 appls, on 1 acre. Hydro incld. Refs reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. NS/NP. $750/mo. Avail Apr 15. 250-927-1234. ERRINGTON 2-BDRM, 1 full bath, hydro, satellite, laundry facilities incl. References required, no dogs. 250-248-5166 or 250-668-0580, $800 + DD. FRENCH CREEK- Lrg ground floor, newly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d 1 bdrm duplex on quiet street. Fireplace, patio, fenced yard, covered parking, W/D. N/S, pets OK. Ready May 1st. $950./mo Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. (250)594-8447 or kaback@storm.ca

MOBILE HOMES & PADS HILLIERS- NICE 2 bdrm, Mtn View, details on kijiji.ca Call 250-752-0777.

HOMES FOR RENT

ENGLISHMAN RIVER area, spacious 2 bdrm cottage. All applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s incl., small pet OK, n/s. Avail Apr 15. $950/mo. Call 250-248-4701 ERRINGTON: 1.5 bdrm, quiet acreage, lrg apt. $650/mo + utilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Call (250)951-2995. ERRINGTON 2brm rancher close to Englishman River Falls, $950. 250-248-8384. FRENCH CREEK / Qualicum Beach, great location on quiet street next to Chartwell, 3-4 bdrm, 2 bath, all appliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 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 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. PARKSVILLE DOWNTOWN, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, N/S, $980/mo. Call 250-951-9165. 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.

STORAGE MORE SPACE FOR LESS Storage Containers Currently available: 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; $105. + taxes. Open storage for RVs, cars, boats, trailers: $40. + taxes for first 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; $2 each additional foot.

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ERRINGTON AND DISTRICT VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT AGM 7pm. Fire hall #1, 960 Errington Road.

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Minor hockey coach up for award Modest Kevin Kivela didn’t want to be nominated but accepted for team’s benefit JAMES CL ARKE sports@pqbnews.com

Local minor hockey boosters would be well served to cast their vote online March 23-24 in support of one of their own. Longtime Oceanside Minor Hockey coach Kevin Kivela, it turns out, has been shortlisted from 1,000 entries from across Canada as one of the 100 finalists representing five regions chosen in Kraft’s Hockey Goes On contest. “I just got word this morning,” said a pleased Erica Bailey, Peewee hockey tournament co-ordinator and Oceanside Peewee Mavericks team mom. “It’s great.” The finalists were all chosen by a panel of judges, but it’s the votes that count now as the top vote-getter in each region will be awarded $100,000 for their Hockey Canada-affiliated minor hockey association of choice, while the  next 20 nation-wide will receive $20,000.  “That could do a lot for any association,” said Bailey, “so the next step is we need to get lots of people on board to go online and vote for him (visit www. krafthockeygoeson.ca).” In the letter submitted by the team, which is now online for all to see, parents of the team talk about his commitment. “He spends countless hours making up new drills, writing a weekly article for the kids; focusing on the positives, and doing all the other things that coaches

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Local minor hockey coach Kevin Kivela, with a few of his players before their tournament game last Sunday, is one of 100 finalists hoping to generate votes to win the association cash as part of Kraft’s Hockey Goes On contest.

do. He makes it fun for the kids while teaching them vital skills.” “He’s awesome,” Bailey said with a big grin between games at Oceanside Place last weekend, adding the team nominated him and she filed the application

March 8. A contractor by trade, Kivela, 42, married and a father of two sons and a daughter, has been a volunteer minor hockey coach for 12 years. His two older boys Wyatt and Brant both played minor hockey

and his daughter Baylee is a spark plug and leading scorer on the Mavericks. “It’s a great age to coach,” an upbeat Kivela, known simply as ‘coach’ to too many kids to count, said Sunday as the Mavericks took to the ice to take on the Campbell River Bears. “It’s nice to be able to draw up drills and then see them execute in game play.” “I didn’t know about it until about 20 minutes ago,” Kivela said later that night when The NEWS caught up with him, and explained how back at the start of the process, when he was approached about providing a photo for the nomination, “I told them no I didn’t want to be in it, I said it’s not about me, it’s about the kids,” he recalled, then conceded: “Now that I realize our association has a chance at that kind of money...I mean yeah, that would be pretty cool.” “He’s the kind of guy who won’t toot his own horn,” Bailey confirmed, explaining how “after he found out about the nomination he said he was thankful, but all he really wants is to be able to coach the kids again next year.” “I am really getting excited thinking about how our kids could benefit from this,” Kivela surmised. “It really has nothing to do with me, I was just lucky enough to make it into the top 100, I don’t know where it’s going to go, but who knows — I can think of lots of things the association could spent the money on.” See MONEY, page A38

Clinic for Oceanside minor baseball coaches League player evaluations and registration lead up to April 27 season start From Oceanside Minor Baseball president Mike Parlow comes a reminder the UBC Thunderbirds will be hosting a player development and coaching clinic April 4 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Kwalikum Secondary School. “While the players run through drills and games, parents will receive coaching instruction from Terry McKaig, head coach of the UBC Thunderbirds baseball program,” said Parlow, adding that the clinic will focus on

first time coaches, “so parents new to baseball or coaching are encouraged to participate.” Other dates of note are the House League player evaluations, with the Bantams April 5, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Arrowview Elementary; Mosquitos and Peewees April 6 at Springwood Park at 10 a.m. The Midget evaluations have yet to be announced, but there will also be a player orientation for the Tadpoles at QB Rec Fields

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April. 8 from 6-7 p.m. and another for the Blastball kids at Springwood Park April 27. Oceanside Minor Baseball’s opening day ceremonies are slated for Saturday, April 27 at Springwood Old. For more information or to register go to www. oceansidebaseball.ca. — James Clarke


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Paralympian Hirschfield busy again “T-Bone” to his teammates, getting back to work after well deserved break JAMES CL ARKE sports@pqbnews.com

Photo submitted (above) by marilyn hirshfield, (below) PQB NEWS file Photo

A dapper Trevor Hirschfield with ‘Mr. Olympics’, (above) CTV anchor Brian Williams at Sport B.C.’s annual awards where he was named 2012 Athlete with a Disability of the Year. And (below) in action against team Sweden.

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There was a period after returning from the Paralympics in London that Parksville’s Trevor Hirschfield found himself with some rare free time, but those days are done. “Oh yeah,” he chuckled over the phone from Vancouver while working out at the gym. “All of a sudden your days are full of nothing; for the first month or so after you don’t know really what to fill your time with, but it didn’t last long,” he said, pointing out “I’ve actually been up to a lot since I  got home. I did some (public) speaking at Qualicum Beach Middle School, went and said hi to the kids, brought my medal over, and I’m going to be back out (to Oceanside) on the 29th to talk to Brent Johnston with the Parksville/Qualicum Foundation about the possibility of starting up a fund to potentially help kids get involved in sport that might not have the financial backing. Oh and I also went out and got a puppy.” Her name is Rootbeer and she’s a seven month old English Bulldog.  “She’s great,” he chuckled over the sound of a weight machine. March 7, Hirschfield, or Hirschy to friends and family here in Parksville and T-Bone to his teammates, was front and centre at the River Rock Show Theatre as part of  Sport B.C.’s Athlete of the Year awards where he was named the 2012 Athlete with a Disability of the Year.  A big evening to be sure honouring B.C.’s best athletes, coaches and officials in 17 categories, this year marked  the 47th annual, making it Canada’s longest-running sport recognition event.  Peter Lawless from Victoria won the Coach of the Year Award and Michelle Stilwell, also of Parksville was a finalist for the Athlete with a Disability of the Year Award.  “That was my first nomination, I was pretty shocked actually, it’s not all the time a team sport athlete is nominated for an individual award.” “It’s a big event that’s for sure,” Hirschfield, a BSS grad, confirmed. “Really well run and it was pretty amazing to see the people taking part in it, and especially with Brian Wil-

liams hosting, I mean Mr. Olympics himself — it was pretty cool.” According to the Canadian Paralympic Committee website Hirschfield  “is considered to be one of the best low-point players in the game of wheelchair rugby. His performance at the London 2012 Paralympics was crucial in Canada’s upset over numberone-ranked USA, which propelled Canada to the gold medal game. Canada finished the Games with a silver medal.”  Now 29, Hirschfield, who played in the World Championships as a rookie in 2006, admits that London “was amazing. Our team really put in a strong effort against the States and pulled it out.” It was his first Paralympic medal “and the first time I’d ever experienced a win over the U.S. in international play so it was pretty special to me.” Fast-forward to March 15-17 T-Bone and his Team B.C. teammates were back in action at the 11-team Vancouver International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament played out at the Richmond Olympic Oval. “It was lots of fun. It’s always good to get back out there,” he said of the tournament which featured teams from across the country in all kinds of different levels. There was an and A pool and a B pool. Team B.C. finished second overall in the A at 3-2 for a silver medal. Fast forward to today and Hirschfield, who also got engaged to longtime girlfriend Lisa Walker in December, says “we’re  back at it now. We just had tryouts last week so our team has officially been selected for this year.” There were 19 players out vying for 18 positions — 12 senior cards and the remaining six for developmental. It’s pretty much the same team that competed in London with a rookie replacing one of their retiring players. The team now turns its attention to training and practicing in preparation for the American Zone 2014 World Cup qualifier late October in Birmingham, Alabama. There will be teams from the U.S., Canada and South America. The top two teams qualify. “So much for the free time,” he laughed. “We’re back at it now.”

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World renowned pianists Avan Yu, seen here, and Eugene Skovorodnikov will perform at TOSH March 23 and 24.

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A little more than 10 years ago concerts at the Old School House Art Centre were performed without a piano. That’s until a donation was made to the centre of a high quality German grand piano. “It was a fantastic boost for our program,” said director of music programming at TOSH, Ron Hadley. “It enabled us to do solo piano classical recitals and classical ensembles that involved piano. Its indescribable what a wonderful step up it was to the (Music on Sunday) series.” The piano was donated by Howie and Leah Meeker, strong supporters of TOSH and its music programming, Hadley said. To celebrate the anniversary TOSH is having a special weekend piano concert featuring two world renowned pianists, Avan Yu and Eugene Skovorodnikov on March 23 and 24. Yu was born in Hong Kong and moved to Vancouver at age 9. He recently won

the prestigious Sydney International Piano Competition, securing $25,000 and a tour around Australia. He currently lives in Germany where he’s taking graduate studies with a famous pianist. “He’s a beautiful pianist, not just technically but he plays with a maturity and understanding of the composer that is far beyond his years,” said Hadley. Yu will perform works by Mozart, Schumann, Beethoven and Liszt on March 23 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Skovorodnikov is well-recognized in the classical world for his stylistic interpretation and his technical brilliance. He was born in the Ukraine and has won the national piano competition in that country. He continues to perform around the world while also teaching with the piano faculty at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver. Skovorodnikov will be performing Haydn, Mozart and Brahms on March 24 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Hadley said it should be a wonderful and festive weekend and a toast will be made to the Meekers during the celebrations. Admission is $16 for each show. For more information visit www.theoldschoolhouse.org.

Renowned sci-fi crime author coming to Qualicum Beach Matt Hughes, one of Canada’s most recognized sci-fi and crime authors with be speaking at the Qualicum Beach branch of the VIRL. He will be reading one of his short stories, and then speaking about the dynamic world of writing and publishing. Come on down to the library on Tuesday, Mar. 26 at 1 p.m. to meet Hughes and ask

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Soundgarden concert to feature Chris Ronald Vancouver singer songwriter releases remastered album and takes on intimate Island tour LISSA ALEXANDER reporter@pqbnews.com

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ancouver folk singer songwriter Chris Ronald is making a stop at Coombs’ Soundgarden on his Vancouver Island tour this Saturday, March 23. Ronald was born and raised in England and has been creating music since he was 15. When he moved to Vancouver a decade ago he was working toward becoming an elementary school teacher when the history and culture of the country and his new home inspired him to write new music. In 2004 he recorded his first album, Pacific Time, which was only circulated among friends and family and at live shows. Now it has been professionally remastered and packaged and will be for sale at his Island shows. His second album released in 2011, Turning Tides, has been given rave reviews by The Georgia Straight and Roots Music Report, and has been aired nationally and internationally on CBC and BBC Radio. He has also performed across Canada and Europe. Ronald is known for being a skilled singer, songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player, but he’s also a dynamic storyteller. Ronald will be performing at the Soundgarden March 23 at 8 p.m., along with blues punk band This is the Shoes, from East Vancouver. Tickets are $20 at the door.

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Chris Ronald is playing at the Soundgarden in Coombs March 23 along with This is The Shoes.

Just US Dance Orchestra concert to run a week early Music lovers who like to dance will have to come a week early to hear the Just Us Dance Orchestra at the Bradley Centre this month. That’s because their regular, last friday of the month gig, has moved to this weekend March 22, because of the long weekend. Group member Gerry Klaassen said the 13-piece dance orchestra plays every-

thing from danceable hits to rock, cha cha, swing and polka. They play a variety of instruments, like saxophone, trumpet and trombone, along with vocalist Mary Nelson. The dance happens March 22 at 8 p.m., tickets are $15 at the door. —News Staff

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How to pay property taxes

Peligren

sales@timpeligren.com 1695 Nahmint Road $469,900

Direct: 250-228-5558

Recreational Lots starting at $45,000+HST

124 CRAIG ST, PARKSVILLE OFFICE: 250-248-2488

1765 Cameron Crescent $275,900

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• Riverfront Recreational Properties • Zoned for a RV, Tent or Yurt • 0.21 acres to 0.53 acres

• 960 sq. ft. rancher • .36 Acre • 2 bdrms, 1½ bthrms • Fenced level yard

1647 Abbey Road $369,900

1680 Peligren Place $298,000

1349 Meadowood Way $369,000

• 1680 sq. ft. main level entry home • 3 bdrms, 3 bthrms • Garage has clean epoxy finished floors • Home is wired for Generator back up • 0.70 acre fully fenced yard

• Established vineyard, trout pond • Ocean & mountain views • Cleared & levelled building site • 36’x36’ shop already built • 3.18 acre MLS # 308194

• 2038 sq ft 3 bdrm, 3 bthrms • 1.2 acre backing on Park • 24’ X 36’ shop • Wood stove

1785 Cameron Crescent $274,800

1557 Pady Place $199,900

MLS # 337254

MLS # 342475

1726 Settler Road $285,000

• 1054 sq.ft. rancher • 3 bdrms, 1 bthrm • 2.5 acres, RV parking • Garden shed & greenhouse

MLS # 344855

•1566 sq. ft. 3 bdrms, 2 full bthrms • .355 acre fenced yard • gated community

MLS # 343334

Your best source of information on how to pay your property taxes is your local government. Remember, you will need to pay by your due date, and include your Home Owner Grant • Online by www.epost.ca: you must first sign up for this free online Canada Post delivery service that lets you pay electronically. When you pay and claim your Home Owner Grant electronically, you’ll receive a receipt with a confirmation number. • In person: take your tax notice and a credit or debit card, your cheque book, a certified cheque or cash to your local government finance department. Check business hours. • At the drop box: located near the front entrance of most City Hall offices. There may be drop boxes in alternate locations as well. • By mail: your payment must arrive at City Hall by the due date on your tax notice. • At a financial institution: most banks and credit unions accept tax payments in person. You can also pay online or by phone through your bank or credit union. Remember to submit your Home Owner Grant form directly to City Hall. • Through your mortgage: your mortgage company can pay your property taxes on your behalf if you arrange for this service beforehand. • By installments: check with your local government to see if prepayment options are offered. This article was prepared by the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board“An Association of Realtors”, for the information and benefit of consumers.

SHOPPING FOR A REALTOR?

Call kevin clayton

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Find the property you have been searching for at: www.timpeligren.com

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*Based on 2011 closed transactions. Source CREA and RE/MAX internal data.

Lois Grant has been successfully selling real estate in the Oceanside community for 19 years and has personally completed over 822 transactions. She is a consistent top producer working with both sellers and buyers and has received some of RE/MAX’S highest awards: LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT, CHAIRMAN AWARD, HALL OF FAME, PLATINUM AWARDS, PRESIDENT AWARDS and recognized in the top 100 in Western Canada. Professional expert, proven real estate marketing system, and committed to assist you with all your real estate needs.

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370 Rupert Road E, Qualicum Qualicum Estate on 2 Acres

$1,999,000

• Tuscan style rich in character • 6,500 sq.ft., 3 bdrms, 2 dens, 6 baths • Exquisite kitchen with 2 islands • Sophisticated with old-world charm • Custom built by Lyons & Noble

1170 Spider Lake, Qualicum Beach Spider Lake Estate – 10 acres

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1795 Harness Road, Qualicum Beach

$1,890,000

Waterfront Home on 5 Acres

444 Namqua Road, Qualicum Beach

$899,000

Deluxe Qualicum Rancher

• Deluxe 2,000 sq.ft. rancher • Spectacular ocean view setting • Zoned for 2 homes, minutes to Qualicum • Beautifully appointed home • Extreme privacy surrounds this home • Incredible value!

• Coastal mountain home, 5,726 sq.ft. • Breathtaking lake views, private beach • Timber frame, stone f/p, 3 levels • Incredible kitchen, 4 bdrms, 5 baths • Surrounded by privacy & nature

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2408 Greenridge Cres., Fairwinds The Million Dollar View!

$639,000

• Stunning panoramic ocean, golf & mtn views • Deluxe townhome with full walk-out bsmt. • High end quality, travertine, douglas fir features • Gourmet style kitchen includes S/S appliances • 3 bdrms, 2 ½ baths, 2,863 sq. ft.

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7426 Lantzville Road, Lantzville Waterfront on 1.66 Acres

Lot A Spider Lake Road, Qualicum

$624,900

10 acres on the Lake

• 2 storey, 2,288 sq.ft., steps to ocean • Spectacular setting, nicely treed • Long term subdivision potential • Includes additional cottage • Estate sale, incredible value

3005 Olympic Road, Qualicum Country Home on 5.25 Acres

$418,000

• Spacious 2 level home, 3 bdrms, 2 1/2 baths • Incredible private setting, beautifully treed • Pasture, detached shop, barn, animal shelter • Fenced garden area, greenhouse, gazebo • Only minutes to Qualicum off Horne Lake Rd

Ocean view in Qualicum Beach

• Incredible value here! Modern design • 3 bdrms, 2 ½ baths, only 6 yrs. old • Breathtaking panoramic mtn. views • Entry level with walk-out bsmt. • Professionally landscaped with hot tub

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265 Hirst Avenue, Parksville $324,900

• Character home on .31 acre downtown • Great ocean views with multi potential • 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, original fir flooring & doors • Kitchen includes all appliances • Detached garage , excellent investment!

$379,000

Excellent 3 level home with large backyard 3 bdrms. plus den, 2 baths 2,130 sq.ft., large backyard Walk to town & ocean Perfect investment opportunity!

#35-1051 Resort Dr, Parksville

Panoramic Ocean Views

$359,000

• Beach Acres Recreational Townhome • 2 bdrms, 1 full bath, fully furnished, 2 levels • Swimming pool, tennis court & restaurant • Managed resort, rental pool options • Original owners, loads of upgrades • Cozy wood fireplace, 1 patio, 1 balcony

116 Wallis Street, Parksville

372 McKillop Drive, Parksville

Lot B Namqua R, Qualicum Beach

Family Home with Ocean Views $319,000 • Completely updated inside and out • Newer roof, vinyl siding, drywall • Updated kitchen, flooring, doors • Includes all appliances, perfect family home • Carport, detached shop, walk to town

½ Acre Lot Plus Detached Garage $319,000 • Beautiful pan handled lot • Private southfacing backyard • New fencing, in area of beautiful homes • House plans available with a build • Rare opportunity, walk to town & beach

• Updated home with newer roof & windows • Additional accommodation on lower level • Beautiful gardens, 3 bdrms, 2 full baths • Workshop, potting shed, gardens • Includes 2 fridges, 2 stoves, washer & dryer

#6-341 Blower Road, Parksville $285,900

• 3 bedrooms 2 ½ baths & spacious loft • Master bedroom on main floor, quiet location • Designer kitchens, fi replace, fully fenced backyard • 1590 sq. ft., small pet allowed • 2, 5, 10 year warranty, close to all amenities

2385 Granville Road, Fairwinds

$199,000 No HST

The perfect lot with some ocean view Exclusive location amongst the finest homes Walk to the Fairwinds Recreational Center Rustic, extra wide lot, beautifully treed Close to golf course & marina & park Come work, play and live!

Patio Home Downtown Qualicum

• Updated home in show home condition • Includes all newer appliances

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#3-172 W. 2nd Ave, Qualicum Beach

#1-575 Arbutus St, Qualicum Beach

For Lease Downtown Qualicum $15.21/sq.ft.

$149,000

• 755 sq.ft. available immediately • Highly visible location, lots of window space • Across from new Home Hardware • Includes a bathroom, street parking • Excellent long term with option to renew • Includes one month free rent

• Excellent opportunity to own your home • 2 bdrms, 1 bath. many upgrades • Newer furnace & appliances • Located at Millstream Haven Park • Low monthly fee of $100/month

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Affordable Living on ½ Acre

$249,900

• 1,080 sq.ft., one level patio home in the heart of QB • Walking distance to all of Qualicum ‘s shopping • 2 bdrms, 2 full baths • Sunny south facing backyard • Rare opportunity in this desirable location

SOLD

Affordable Retirement Living

952 Poplar Way, Parksville

#3 – 144 4th E Ave, Qualicum Beach

$269,900

$419,000

• Executive home with ocean view, heat pump • Gourmet kitchen w/island, granite countertops • Landscaped with sprinkler system, wood floors • 1,664 sq. ft., 3 bdrms, 2 full baths, RV Parking • Walk to the beach!

1670 Nahmint Road, Qualicum North Home on 2.5 Acres $325,000 • Beautifully treed, excellent for horses • 2 bdrms, 2 full baths • Privacy surrounds this home • Motivated sellers! Bring offers!

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$239,900

Spacious home with 3 bdrms, 2 baths 1,540 sq.ft., includes all appliances Detached 30’ x 28’ garage/workshop Fully fenced with gate, garden shed Beautiful level lot, Excellent Value!!!

#2-172 W. 2nd Ave, Qualicum Beach For Lease Downtown Qualicum $15.21/sq.ft.

• 720 sq.ft. available immediately • Highly visible location, lots of window space • Across from new Home Hardware • Includes a bathroom, street parking • Excellent long term with option to renew • Includes one month free rent

848 Lakes Blvd, French Creek Saint Andrews Townhome

$312,000

• Luxury golf frontage home, 1,600 sq.ft. • Spacious 2 bdrm, 2 baths, skylights • Extended ceiling, living & family room • Overlooks park & golf course, heated flooring • Retirement patio home living, incredible value

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271 Hickey Avenue, Parksville Parksville Rancher walk to town

3849 Creekside Drive, Bowser Brand New Rancher on ½ Acre

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Ocean View Home with inlaw suite $319,000

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Breathtaking golf course views privately situated 2,330 sq.ft., 2 bdrms +loft, 2 spacious baths, gas f/p Gourmet style kitchen includes all stainless appliances Hardwood, slate entry, crawl, double garage Only 7 yrs. old, extreme luxury throughout Rare opportunity in this exclusive location

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Ocean View – In OCP for Multi Family

Fairwinds Lot - .65 Acre

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$469,000

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147 Sunningdale W Rd, Qualicum

$385,500

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Newer Townhome

740 Morningstar Close, French Creek Luxury Saint Andrews Townhome

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1861 Martini Way, Qualicum North Deluxe Home on 1.31 Acres

$499,000

• Rare opportunity at a great price! • 186’ of sunny lake frontage • Breathtaking lake views, private beach • Beautifully treed, privacy • Only 15 minutes to Qualicum Beach

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$695,500

• 2,634 sq.ft., 4 bdrms plus den, 3 baths • Chef’s kitchen, granite, 2 fridges • Exquisite master suite, hot tub • Garage plus detached garage/studio • RV parking, lush gardens & pond, .66 acre

VIRTUAL TOURS

1795 Settler Road, Qualicum North Affordable Country Cottage

$239,000

• Spacious 3 bdrms. plus den, 2 baths • Mountain views in a country setting

SOLD

FOR A FREE MARKET EVALUATION call

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Should I sell without a Realtor®?

Homeowners who try to sell their own home generally use a REALTOR®. Whether you are capable of handling a sale of this magnitude or whether you would be better off using a REALTOR® will depend on how you answer these questions: • Are you familiar with the changing real estate market to accurately evaluate your home and set a price that will satisfy you and be attractive to prospective buyers? • Are you familiar with real estate law and all of the regulations that affect property ownership? Will you be ready to reveal known defects of your home and do you know what you are required by law to reveal? Are you prepared to face a lawsuit if the sale of your property is mishandled in any way? • Do you have good selling skills? Do you know how to advertise and market your property to get the best results? Are you prepared to pay months of newspaper advertising and be available on a 24-hour basis to handle calls? • Are you a good negotiator? Can you hold your ground when faced with aggressive buyers looking for bargains? Are you comfortable haggling face-to-face over the price? • Do you have the time to show your home on evenings and weekends? If you take an evening off, will you miss the one chance you have for a sale? • Do you have a network of contacts to produce potential buyers and are you able to screen out unqualified prospects -- people who are just curious? Are you comfortable inviting strangers into your home at 9:00 p.m. because they saw your sign? • Can you qualify a prospective buyer’s financial capability? Do you know what types of financing are available? Do you have the knowledge and contacts necessary to help the buyer arrange mortgages? • Can you write a legally binding contract? Do you have offer forms readily available? Do you have a lawyer to advise you on essential terms that must be in the contract? • Can you close a sale? Are you familiar with the many steps required after an offer has been accepted? • Will you truly save money trying to sell your home yourself? This article was prepared by the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board“An Association of Realtors”, for the information and benefit of consumers. Y EL ETDED L P A M GR COUP

850 Lakes Boulevard, Qualicum Beach

• Private yard on Golf Course • Hardwood floors, new kitchen • Silhouette blinds, newer appliances

$314,900 NG S NI IEW N V U STEAN C O

629 Belyea Road, Qualicum Beach

• Over 2700 sqft, with numerous upgrades • Main level living with beautiful landscape • Oversized double garage, large lot

Personal Real Estate Corporation

*Based on 2011 closed transactions. Source CREA and RE/MAX internal data.

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• Private yard on Golf Course • Hardwood floors, new kitchen • Silhouette blinds, newer appliances

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#204-292 Crescent Rd. Avenue, Qualicum Beach

30-650 HOYLAKE ROAD

Cindy Riera Qualicum Beach

$239,000

867 BARCLAY CRESCENT

$195,900

• Lovely 2 bedroom, plus den, home on its own land • Large .26 acre lot backing onto the Morningstar Golf Course. • Large two tiered covered deck to enjoy on those warm summer nights • Detached garage / workshop and plenty of room for RV parking. • Easy walking distance to the French Creek Marina & stores.

1723 KAREN’S COURT

$279,900

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• Enjoy the privacy & beauty of this meticulously kept, sun drenched home • Large white kitchen w/pantry, bright eating area, 2 bedrooms & den, • Spacious living room with gas fireplace & custom mantle, storage shed • Bathroorm with soaker tub, engineered hardwood floors, heated crawl space • Artfully landscaped, fenced yard, lovely pergola and slate patio extension

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5545 ISLAND HIGHWAY

$424,900

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1051 HARLEQUIN ROAD

$519,900

• Quality built 3 bedroom, 2 bath 2,500 sqft home on .56 acres • Well planned kitchen w/white cabinets, skylight, Jennair stovetop • Large formal dining & lvg rm w/hardwood floors & gas fireplaces • Master bedrm w/large W/I closet & ensuite w/shower & soaker tub • 20’ x 10’ workshop, 10’ x 8’ storage shed, greenhouse & RV pkg

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3131 SWALLOW CRESCENT

$649,000

• Luxury living in the Crown Mansion • Situated next to Memorial Golf Course • Just steps to beach and Park

$366,500

Anchor Realty

$115,000

• Much sought after mobile home in 55+ Vacation Village • Immaculate home w/large addition, many updates throughout • 2 bedrooms + den, 2 full baths w/ensuite having a soaker tub/shower • 2 workshops/storage sheds, fenced & beautifully landscaped backyard • Low pad fees & is pet friendly. Easy stroll to beach

$649,000 D OO T W LE UR AG CO

Ph. (250) 752-2466 Toll Free: 1-800-668-3622 nancybolch@shaw.ca 113 W. 2nd Ave

250-752-2466 / 1-800-668-3622 To view more photos: www.pq-realestate.com

• 5.86 beautiful acres with lovely fence pasture area • 2 large homes, mobile home and carriage home • Includes a 20’ x 22’ shop with large storage area • There is also a 16’ x 16’ detached garage • Great investment property or for extended family

• 3000 sqft home on a .41 acre treed & private lot close to beach • Spectacular ocean views it offers 3 bedrms, 3 bathrms, • Formal living & dining rms, large kitchen w/eating area & pantry • Spacious recreation rm. Wall to wall windows in lvg rm & dining rm • Bonus is the 30’ x 20’ double detached garage & single garage

View on VIRTUAL TOUR: www.nancybolch.ca Recipient of Sales award for the TOP 100 REALTORS IN RE/MAX Western Canada


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923 Glenhale Cresent, FrenCh Creek

1310 Marina Way, nanoose Bay

• Oceanfront, 1year old 3382 sq.ft. 4 bed, 4 bath home with suite • Great room with vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace, well-appointed kitchen. • .57 acre with steps to beach, multiple patios, decks, pond & fountain, RV parking • Hardwood flooring, granite, stainless steel appliances, heat pump

• 3 bed/2.5 +den west coast style home with ocean view in Beachcomber, Nanoose Bay • Updating flooring, bathrooms, natural gas fireplace, immaculately maintained • Master & ensuite take up whole of top floor, providing privacy and amazing ocean views • Beach access /Nature park across street, wonderful neighborhood, great for walking

$1,379,000

$439,000

379 MCkillop Drive, parksville

• 4 bedroom, family rancher in quiet cul-de-sac • 4th bedroom could be an office, workshop or suite as it has a separate entry • Fully fenced landscaped lot with trees on two sides for maximum privacy • Room for a second driveway, RV parking and detached garage or workshop

#505 – 265 Mills street, parksville

• Special retirement community conv loc in a quiet residential area • Light & bright 2 bd, 2 ba home has vaulted ceilings & large windows • Secure bldg w/ central communal recreation, laundry & dining area • On site homemaker prov weekly hsekeeping serv & an opt din prog

$279,000

245 snoWDrop Way, parksville

• Easy-care, with RV parking and sunny back private garden • Large open plan living room/dining area with bay windows & sliders out to back covered deck • Some recent interior upgrades such as flooring and painting • Fully fenced garden is lovely, with fruit trees & a private covered patio

$299,000

$177,000

365 younG street, parksville

• 1536 sq. ft. home with large master bedroom with ensuite and family/recreation room • Many recent upgrades include new flooring, hot water tank, 2 yr. old washer/dryer • Newly painted exterior, 35 year warranty fibre glass shingle roof • Surrounded by tall hedges and trees for privacy, yet, only a short walk to all downtown

Visit our website at www.sandifordhomes.com for further details, www.sandifordhomes.com additional pictures, and virtual tours of these and other properties

$269,900

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Les Pockett

EAGLECREST GOLF COURSE $354,900

• 3383 sq. ft., 3 bed / 3 bath • Light & bright great room design • $30,000 in recent upgrades • Main living areas freshly painted

• 1570 sq.ft, 2 bedroom/ 2 bath • Backs onto Eaglecrest Golf Course • Double car garage, short stroll to ocean

MLS# 347357

Personal Real Estate Corporation VANCOUVER ISLAND

CUTE & COZY $214,900

NEW LISTING $49,900

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2 bedroom 1 bathroom Hardwood, stainless steel appliances, .41 acres w/ mountain views Vaulted ceilings, wood burning stove

• New roof, windows and siding • 2 bedrooms/1 bath, 840 sq.ft. • 2 large sheds, sunny covered patio

MLS# 350701

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NEW LISTING $29,900

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2002 Hornet 5th wheel with one slide Located in family friendly Qualicum Bay Resort Pool, playground, waterslide, recreation room Steps to the ocean

• Fully serviced RV lot • Use of waterfront clubhouse • Short stroll to the beach

• 984 sq. ft., 2 bed / 2 bath • 4 year old, .21 acre mountain view home

WALK ON WATERFRONT $439,900

PANORAMIC OCEANVIEWS $214,900

MLS# 347083

• 1344 sq. ft. on .47 acre • 3 bed / 2 bath • Deep Bay waterfront property MLS# 344082

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MLS# 345976

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Ensure wide sales exposure The Multiple Listing Service (MLS) is a co-operative marketing system that maximizes exposure of properties for sale. It is a central registry of properties used by realtors to match buyers with properties for sale. Most homes sold in Canada are sold via the MLS systems operated by real estate boards across the country. The MLS system includes a sophisticated computer database of properties indexed by price, location, type of home, number of bedrooms, amenities and so forth. The Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) MLS maintains information on between 4,800-7,000 active listings of property for sale on the Island, and typically receives 77 new listings every day. Listings range from undeveloped lots to business opportunities or special properties. Listings are updated throughout the day. • Why does it work? The strength of the MLS system rests in the quality and accuracy of the information. Government, economists, financialinstitutions, appraisers and others all rely on MLS data. This is because realtors who submit the listing information, and MLS staff at real estate boards who conduct quality control, are trained and educated in the complexities of real estate. Realtors know how to describe a property accurately and what information must be disclosed in an MLS listing. For instance, if there is a restriction on the use of a property, something called an easement, this information must appear in the MLS listing. Also, the MLS connects buyers and sellers. If the MLS system did not exist, sellers would have to choose an individual real estate brokerage to list their home and only that brokerage would have the information about it and the ability to show and sell it. If the MLS system did not exist, buyers would have to go from realtor to realtor to view the listings of each individual brokerage. Many alternate systems and services exist to buy and sell homes and they all compete for customers. The MLS is the realtor option. • How does MLS benefit consumers? A large part of the realtors’ job lies in finding properties that meet a buyer’s needs. Using the MLS, a realtor can search the database for homes that suit budgets, location preferences and family requirements, and quickly put together a short list of suitable homes. This way a buyer can decide what home they want to see, what their options are and what types of properties the market has to offer. For sellers, the MLS, matches your property with as many qualified, motivated buyers as possible. The MLS exposes your property to people most likely to purchase it and makes sure you won’t waste your time showing your home to those who are not truly interested. When you make the decision to sell ensure you ask your realtor about an MLS listing. The MLS will ensure wide exposure of your home to a broad range of interested people. This article was prepared by the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board“An Association of Realtors”, for the information and benefit of consumers.

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• Located on 3 legal lots • One of a kind master bedroom/ensuite • Designer home with natural wood/stone finishings

• Large Southwest facing family friendly 13,336 sq. ft. yard • 2000+ sq ft with 3 bdrms, a den + 3 baths • Double car garage, Mount Arrowsmith views & R.V. parking • Close to schools

• Over 2200 sq. ft. with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms • Large 2.5 acre South facing fully fenced yard • Main level entry, living & family room • Many updates throughout • Wired detached workshop

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#15-3920 Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach $82,900

• 3000 sq.ft. home including 600 sq. ft. one bedroom in-law suite • San Pariel .41 acre very private property • Detached wired studio/workshop

• Professionally updated, new kitchen and bath, flooring and windows • Forced air furnace recently replaced, 10x8 detached workshop • No age restriction and small pet allowed with permission

3840 Charlton Drive, Bowser $389,000

#206-130 Sunningdale Rd, Qualicum Beach $129,000

#56-1247 Arbutus Road, Parksville $89,900

• Beautifully partially treed 2.6 acre property • Approximately 1200 sq. ft. home with 2 bdrms and 2 baths • 30 x 24 detached wired workshop with woodstove • Short walk to public beach, walking trails & Nile Creek

• Walk to Qualicum Village Center or waterfront in minutes • 50+ complex with dog or cat allowed • Well managed and maintained (new roof in 2010)

Lt 6, Blower Road, Parksville

1628 Lewis Lane, Little Qualicum River Village $549,000

520 Fourneau Way, Parksville $439,000

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• Own your own piece of paradise! 1030 sqft 3 bedrm/2 bath rancher • Beautifully updated, gourmet kitchen w/new appliances, spa-like bath • New floors, drywall, doors, lights, fixtures, extensive custom tile work • .14 acre, low strata, RV prkg, garage/shop w/220 power & washroom

WHY PAY RENT?

$205,000

• Cozy & comfortable 1056 sqft 3 bed/1 bath country rancher on .5 acre • Great starter home, quiet retreat for downsizers, opportunity to develop • Spacious and open with ceiling vault, triple-skylights, large windows • Private .51 acre, fenced, level lot, O/S entry gates, RV parking, garage

PRIVATE LOT IN QUALICUM

NANOOSE BAY OCEANVIEWS

$259,000

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• Lovely 1366 sqft 2 bed/2 bath minutes from town center & the beach • Large Living/Dining Room w/wood floors, gas FP, & cathedral ceiling • Bright eat-in Kitchen, solarium-style Sunroom, & a sunny patio area • Steps to beautifully landscaped .13 acre yard, minutes to amenities

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• 2878 sqft 4 bed w/views of ocean/forested hills surrounding the bay • Spacious Living/Dining Room with doors to large south-facing deck • Kitchen with newer countertops & pantry cupboard, huge sunroom • Finished basement w/Family Rm, Kitchen & patio, walk to shopping

FULL IN-LAW SUITE

$359,000

• Spacious 1946 sqft 2 bedroom/2 bath in a gated and secure building • Far reaching ocean views over Georgia Strait to mainland mountains • Bright living/dining room w/ nat gas FP, large island kitchen w/ nook • 5 sets of patio doors, exposed aggregate patio overlooks the ocean

LARGEST UNIT IN BUILDING!

FUN, FUNKY, & FABULOUS!

$399,000

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• Captivating and luxurious 1405 sqft 2 bedroom/2 bath on .32 acre • Beautiful tiled floors, triple glazed windows, & built-in wall fireplace • Kitchen with granite countertops and top-line stainless appliances • .32 acre, huge partly covered ocean view deck, near all amenities

OCEAN VIEWS!

SPACIOUS QUALICUM RANCHER

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• Stylish 2761 sqft 3 bed/2 bath multi-level on forested .62 acre setting • Bright and open, soaring ceiling vaults, skylights, interior balconies • Dining room w/ doors to patio/garden, 2 gas FP’s, guest room w/ sink • Large dbl garage/boathouse w/ workshop space, RV & Boat parking

$459,000

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• 2068 sqft 4 bed/2 bath rancher w/shop/garage on 2.5 private acres • Gorgeous hardwood flooring, gas FP with built-in display cabinetry • Kitchen w/maple cabinetry, skylight, eating bar, large walk-in pantry • Spacious deck, hot tub, 23 X 28’ detached shop wired for 220 amp

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• Sizable 3291 sqft 3 bed just steps to the ocean & short walk to town • Large formal Living/Dining Room, huge oak Kitchen w/ eating nook • Family Room, Master Suite w/WI closet/ fabulous ensuite, Rec Room • Landscaped .28 acre, deck & patio, BI sprinkler system, RV parking

BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED

$499,000

FRENCH CREEK EXECUTIVE

• Stunning 2278 sqft 3 bedrm rancher on private landscaped .37 acre • OS windows, FP w/stonework surrounding, hand-scraped oak floors • Maple kitchen w/island, quality stainless appls, WI pantry, and nook • Large master suite w/FP, private patio, fenced yard w/west exposure

MOVE IN AND ENJOY

$439,500

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• Spacious oceanview home, 3220 sqft 4 bed, 3 bath on a quiet street • Walk-on beach access only steps away & just minutes to town! • Living Room w/overheight cathedral ceiling, brick fireplace feature, • Low maintenance yard, raised beds, irrigation system, many extras!

MANY UPDATES!

$529,000

FAIRWINDS GOLF COURSE VIEWS

• Custom 3662 sqft 4 bed with walkout basement (B&B/guest suite) • Large wrap-around deck, sweeping views over lush green fairways • Exceptional quality, gourmet kitchen, finished 3 bedrm lower level • Storage, private landscaped .45 acre, private path to the golf course

EXECUTIVE RETREAT

$699,800


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2 offices serving Oceanside... 1 professional team of realtors! Parksville @250.248.8371 or Qualicum Beach @ 250.752.3375 1.888.954.4433

BRING YOUR TRUCKS, RV’S, OR BOATS • • • • •

Beautifully renovated rancher with 4 beds / 4 baths 34x22 shop with mezzanine Overheight carport and double garage 100x150 lot fully serviced Its a surprise package!

$492,000

Betsy/Fran

1759 ADMIRAL TRYON BLVD, FRENCH CREEK

• Walk-on waterfront • Views East to French Creek • Nicely finished and landscaped • Beautiful rock sea wall and patio

$850,000

John Barnum

1750 CAMERON CRESCENT • Super natural setting on the Little Qualicum River • Recreational lot for your RV, power, water and septic • Gated community, walking trails, fishing hole too

$59,900

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2454 ANDOVER ROAD

2,059 sqft. rancher with open floor plan 9 ft. ceilings, Brazilian cherry hardwood floors Custom cabinetry, Corian countertops Short stroll to beach, golf & trails

$548,800

Prime waterfront lot, .97 of an acre Tremendous ocean & mountain views Entry access to beachfront readily available Located close to all amenities

Aaron Nicklen

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5 acres of pasture & sun 4 stall barn with loft, tack room Riding ring, Bayco fencing, drilled well Area of nice homes, riding trails, equestrian property

$399,000

Premier location in Qualicum Beach Spectacular penthouse at The Gardens 1,600 sqft, 2 beds, 2 baths, library Enjoy all amenities & a stunning park view

Aaron Nicklen

New Price $136,900

Jill Tuggle

563 EAGLECREST DRIVE

• Stunning 2,767 sqft. home • 4 beds, 3 baths, 20 ft. ceilings • Grand staircase, walk to beach • Close to Eaglecrest golf course

$639,000

Ian Mackay

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3452 SINCLAIR PLACE

3,190 sq. ft. Fairwinds home Panoramic ocean/mountain views Upscale finishing, granite fireplace Three car garage, stunning waterfall

$948,000

Aaron Nicklen

SOLD 105-1391 PRICE ROAD

• Over 1200 sq ft of updated living space • 2004, 3 bed/2bath, covered deck • Privacy galore, 55+, allows pets

$144,900

Dale Rumming

PIONEER GARDENS

• Beautiful home in Maple Glen Area • 3 year old, 3 beds, 2 baths, on crawl • Close to schools & shopping • Open floor plan, huge ensuite

• Bare land strata development close to shopping & beach • 1200 sq. ft. with 3 beds/2 baths • Backs onto forest, adjacent to 200 acres of sanctuary • Perfect for retirees who want low costs!

$379,900

Listed at $244,900

Dale Rumming

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PRIVATE LOT

• 1088 sq. ft. 2 bed +den, 1 bath • New roof & heat pump in 2009 • Brand new $20,000 step in tub (used twice) • Private lot at back of park (next to pasture)

$98,900

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• 1248 sq ft , 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 workshops • Huge master with walk in & ensuite • Fireplace, large side deck, New shed • Walk to ocean & town; covered parking, 55+

• top floor, corner unit • 3 bedrooms, gas fireplace, balcony • covered parking, walk to town • rental& pets allowed, no age restriction

Free Pad - 6 mo. Dale Rumming

$169,000

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3257 BLUEBACK DRIVE, NANOOSE BAY Ocean view home in Nanoose. Three bedrooms in this 2832 sq ft home that is well maintained. Landscaped and fully fenced.

847 WRIGHT ROAD

$798,000

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705-261 Mills St, Parksville

Secure, worry-free independent living 2 bed, 2 ensuite bath, 2004 built patio home Weekly housekeeping & optional meal plans Close to all shopping & amenities

$210,000

call kevin clayton

John Milroy $289,000

2950 LINK PLACE

Lovely Garry Oaks west coast home 1,201 sqft, 3 beds, 2 baths Large lot with ocean & mountain views New roof, skylights & garage with 220 amp

$339,000

Aaron Nicklen

#1-1247 ARBUTUS RD

750 SANDERSON ROAD • .89 acre lot, parklike and private • 3 bedroom rancher on crawlspace • sep. shop, easy walk to beach • potential subdivision, super location

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• Open concept, 1056 sq. ft. • Extremely private back yard & deck • Carport, additional parking • Close to shopping & ocean. Pets ok, +55 park

call kevin clayton

$139,900

Dale Rumming

1406 GABRIOLA DR, CRAIG BAY • Sought after Crofton model • Over 2000 sq. ft., freestanding home • Sunny southern exposure

$479,900

Gary Neufeld $220,000

852 EDGEWARE AVENUE

• Immaculate 1,442 sqft. home • 3 beds, 2 baths, recent upgrades • Jacuzzi tub, alarm system • Attached double garage

$334,900

WALK TO DOWNTOWN PARKSVILLE

• 4 bedroom, 1 bath home • Close to downtown Parksville • Large lot, garden space, workshop • Fruit trees, quiet area

Ian Mackay

Dale Rumming

WALK TO TOWN • Walk to shopping and beach • 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, strata 165.00 mo • 55+, Clubhouse, RV parking, no pets

$167,900

Dale Rumming

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Dream home check list

1. How long have you been a REALTOR®? A new REALTOR® can do a wonderful job and will have up- to-date training. Those in the business longer bring practical experience to the table. 2. What is your average list-to-sales ratio? A good REALTOR® should hold a track record for how many properties they have listed compared to how many they have sold within a given time period. In a good market, there would be about six sales for every 10 listings. In a poor market, there would be about four sales for every 10 listings. 3. How will your marketing plan meet my needs? Specifically, how will you sell my home? Where and how often will you advertise? Do you have sample flyer, advertisements, and web copy? 4. Will you provide references? Ask if you can talk to past clients. Then follow up and talk to them. 5. What separates you from your competition? Key phrases to listen for: assertive, available by phone or e-mail, analytical, able to maintain a good sense of humour under trying circumstances. 6. May I review documents that I will be asked to sign? A good REALTOR® makes forms available to you before you are required to sign them. Ask to see agency disclosure, listing agreement, seller disclosure forms. 7. How will you help me find other professionals? Ask for a written list of referring vendors. Get an explanation if you see the term “affiliated.” It could mean the REALTOR® is getting compensation from vendors. 8. How much do you charge? You don’t have to ask if the fee is negotiable, since all real estate fees are negotiated. 9. What kind of guarantee do you offer? If you sign a listing agreement with the REALTOR® and later find that you are unhappy with the arrangement, will the REALTOR® let you cancel the agreement? 10. What haven’t I asked you that I need to know? Pay close attention to how the REALTOR® answers this question, because there is always something you need to know.

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NEW LISTING - 558 Willow, Qualicum Beach $485,000 • Sleek and modern ‘Malibu-style’ rancher!

• Brand new roof

• 2200 square feet, 3 bedrooms

• Prestigious neighborhood; walk to town

• Hardwood floors, contemporary colors

• Beautifully landscaped, flowering shrubs

• Vaulted ceilings, large rooms, airy and bright

• Easy maintenance .27 acre lot

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Even new homes should have a home inspection There is a misconception with home buyers that new homes do not require a pre purchase home inspection because in most cases there is a New Home Warranty involved. In my experience as a former registered contractor and registered home in-

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TOWN OF QUALICUM BEACH Incorporated 1942

NOTICE OF PROVISION OF ASSISTANCE Community Charter s. 24

The Town of Qualicum Beach intends to provide assistance to the: 1. Qualicum Beach Downtown Business Association by issuing a licence of occupation for non-exclusive right to enter onto, occupy, and use the Land to place, use, maintain and operate a community street market on Second Avenue, between Memorial Avenue and Primrose Street, on Thursday evenings from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm (market open 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm) during the term. This block of Second Avenue will be temporarily closed to vehicle traffic and parking during market hours.  The Licence permits occupying an approximate 2,090 square metre area for a licence fee of $1.00, which is less than its market value, during an approximate twomonth term, starting July 4, 2013 and ending August 29, 2013. Trudy Coates, Corporate Administrator Town of Qualicum Beach

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A new playground structure has been chosen for Winchelsea Elementary School (WES) but due to a shortfall of funds, they may loose one of the slides and a wheel-chair accessible interactive panel if they don’t raise more money by March 26. The Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) that is leading the project received a $50,000 grant last year to replace the current aging wooden structure, and have been holding fundraisers and approaching businesses to make up the remaining funds needed to purchase equipment. Most of the structure has been ordered but another $6,000 is needed to complete the desired structure. A Community Build is slated for April 25-27, for which the PAC is looking for volunteers, said Heather Mahoney vice chair of the WES PAC. Due to safety reasons, children are not allowed to help build. The students voted on two free standing play items donated by the Habitat Systems Inc. (the company making the equipment) and a colour palette for the playground was voted on by the school and the community online. The PAC is also hosting a Playground Penny Drive until the end of June, they have Purdy’s Dark chocolate bars on sale for $2 each at the school office, and are planning on holding a Plant & Mulch sale mid-April. Those wishing to donate before Spring Break is over can call 250-248-4634 or email wespac@shaw.ca. Otherwise

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Drum event promotes healing Couple to perform music and meditation said to awaken An evening for exploration and discovery will include pipe and drum meditations, native storytelling and a Language of Light message at the Nanoose Library Hall, April 4. Performing the Medicine Wheel/Shamanic Journey is Metis Wisdom keeper and ceremonial pipe carrier Leonard Eaglecloud and his wife Angelaya. The Shamanic Journey is a deep meditative process where the drum or rattle is said to produce a continuous tone or beat that changes the brain wave to Theta state (just before falling asleep).

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Thursday, March 21, 2013 The Parksville Qualicum Beach News

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Parksville Qualicum Beach News, March 21, 2013  

March 21, 2013 edition of the Parksville Qualicum Beach News

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