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Charged performance Erin Murphy, 9, left, gets a bad case of the frizzies with a little help from science facilitator Ella Simon and her Van der Graaf static electricity generator. Hair styling was just one of the exciting activities for kids when Science World B.C. performed science experiment shows for spring break at Nanaimo North Town Centre. Performances are happening today 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the mall.

Divers recover body from Gabriola terminal BY CHRIS BUSH THE NEWS BULLETIN

Gabriola RCMP confirmed Thursday afternoon they recovered the body of a woman from the vehicle that drove through a B.C. Ferry terminal and off the deck of the ferry M.V. Quinsam Wednesday morning. The incident shut down ferry service between Gabriola and Nanaimo for most of Wednes-

day as coast guard, RCMP and search and rescue units combed the waters and shoreline looking for the car and any occupants. The car, which was driven through a safety barrier at high speed, launched off the Descanso Bay ferry terminal loading ramp and continued across the M.V. Quinsam’s deck before crashing and sinking, was discovered at a depth of about 37

metres about 60 metres off the stern of the Quinsam Wednesday afternoon. B.C. Ferries resumed sailings between Nanaimo and Gabriola at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, but said in a press release sailings could be interrupted Thursday due to dive and recovery operations in Descanso Bay. RCMP divers were back on scene at 8:30 a.m. Thursday. ◆ See ‘FEMALE’ /2

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In total, about $70 billion will be spent across the country on infrastructure over the next decade. The Community Improvement Fund will set aside $21.8 billion from gas tax fund payments beginning next year, municipalities will receive another $10.4 billion over 10 years under incremental GST rebates, First Nations will receive $7 billion for infrastructure needs on reserves, and federal properties will receive $10 billion for upkeep. National Parks will receive $19 million for road and bridge repair. Jean Crowder, NDP MP for Nanaimo-Cowichan, said while infrastructure investment is welcome, the numbers the Conservatives have provided won’t keep up with inflation or the amount of projects required. “Any money will help, but the way it’s being allocated means it won’t keep pace with what has been invested in the past,” said Crowder. “So there will actually be funding available for fewer projects. There is very little new money here, if any. It has all just been rebranded.” Cities will, however, have more flexibility in projects for which they apply for funding. Investments considered infrastructure under the gas tax fund now include highways, local and regional airports, shortline rail, short-sea shipping, disaster mitigation, brownfield redevelopment, culture, tourism, sport and recreation. ◆ See ‘DEFICIT’ /4

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Nanaimo city council voted Monday to use a $2.5-million surplus from last year’s budget to partially fund the removal of two dams at Colliery Dam Park. By reducing the amount of shortterm borrowing for the estimated $7-million project, about half a per cent could be taken off of the 2014 property tax rate increase. Next year’s property tax rate increase is projected to be 4.7 per cent. While city watchdogs have demanded the city return the money to taxpayers to eliminate any tax rate increase, Brian Clemens, the city’s director of finance, said by applying it to reduce bor-

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TTax return poses challenges for business PROVINCIAL SALES tax replaces harmonized sales tax on April 1 in British Columbia.

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The Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce is urging local businesses to register for the upcoming changeover from the harmonized sales tax back to the provincial sales tax as soon as possible. M i c h a e l D e l ve s , chairman of the chamber, said the changeover can present a challenge for smaller businesses, especially ones that haven’t been around long enough to have experienced the PST before the HST was installed July 1, 2010. “Larger companies generally have no problem,” said Delves. “It’s the small business where the owner runs the store or just has a couple of employees that will feel the burden of switching to the

PST. They’re already very busy, and this is just one more thing.” British Columbia will revert back to the PST April 1, though the tax will be implemented under a more streamlined and modern Provincial Sales Tax Act. According to the government website, the new PST will be “clearer, easier to understand and comply with, easier to administer, and better reflect modern technology and business practices.” To help local businesses make the switch, the chamber has provided several seminars for its members to educate business owners. Topics include general PST application, registration and the new online service option called eTax. It has also used social media and its website www.nanaimo

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One person’s trash is another’s treasure, and treasure hunters will be out in force looking for good finds April 6-7 as the city’s annual Reuse Rendezvous takes place. The citywide swap meet often features all kinds of good stuff from toys to sporting goods, and furniture to bicycles, as well as other items taken to the curb. By participating in Reuse Rendezvous, Nanaimo’s longest running reuse event, homeowners can de-clutter their houses while helping the environment by making their discarded items available to others. Simply set the items out and mark with a ‘free’ tag for others to take. Any items not taken should be removed from the curb by the end of April 7. In 2012, the event helped Nanaimo households generate an average of 158 kilograms of waste that had to be landfilled, one of the lowest rates among Canadian cities. Treasure seekers are reminded to drive carefully and respectfully, to park safely, watch for children and pets, and respect private property.

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◆ From /1 The gas tax fund has also been doubled from $1 billion to $2 billion by the Conservatives, and is also indexed which means it will be at $2.9 billion by 2014-15. Overall, the 431-page federal budget was fairly austere with only about $900 million in new spending as the Conservatives attempt to chip away at the deficit. Flaherty, who delivered his eighth and possibly last budget, said the projected deficit will be $18.7 billion for 2013. With modest spending and a little help from the economy, the feds hope to reduce the deficit to $6.6 billion by 2014 before bringing forward a balanced budget – actually an $800 million surplus – for 2015, which also happens to be an election year. Jobs and matching skilled workers with existing vacancies was also a key item in the budget. The government will provide $500 million over four years to help skilled workers fill positions as workers retire. Lunney said apprenticeship programs will help fill the worker void with $5,000 in funding per apprentice from the federal government, matched by the province and employer for a total of $15,000. “We have a lot of skilled trades people who are close to retiring, especially in our part of the country,� said Lunney. “So we’ve expanded opportunities for apprentices which should also be good news for Vancouver Island University.� Currently, there are 240,000 youth between the ages of 18 and 25 currently unemployed in Canada, a higher level than from before the recession began in 2008. An additional $240 million will be spent on aboriginals for skills training. “There is tremendous opportunity for First Nations in our resource sector but they need the skills to obtain those jobs,� said Lunney. An additional $90 million will be spent in internships and filling positions in high-tech areas where there is a high need. Another budget highlight that could benefit the mid-Island region is VIA Rail’s $54.7 million allotment next year for equipment and operations and $58.2 million over five years to improve service to remote communities. Crowder says she doesn’t think the mid-Island qualifies, but Lunney said, “Island Corridor Foundation may well qualify for that,� referring to a move to reintroduce passenger and freight rail services along the E&N rail corridor.

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Colin Guenard, 9, left, Ryleigh Toole, 6, and Damon Baerg, 7, play with parachutes and other paper contraptions floating in a wind tunnel at Country Club Centre Thursday. The mall hosted Science on the March – two days of spring break science activities.

A city employee is credited with preventing an accident from being much worse and a 77-yearold Nanaimo man will have his driver’s licence reviewed for causing a head-on collision by driving the wrong way on the Island Highway Tuesday morning. At about 6:45 a.m., Jim Plasteras, city parks operations manager, was driving to work southbound on the Island Highway between Turner and Mostar roads. Suddenly a pickup truck in front of him swerved for what turned out to be a car, driven by an elderly man, heading northbound in the southbound lanes. The car’s elderly driver had turned left from Mostar Road into the wrong lane on the Island Highway and was driving into oncoming traffic. “There were headlights coming right at us,” Plasteras said. “I continued on – a little slower

and shakier – and I could see in my mirror that (the elderly driver) was continuing to go. There wasn’t any forethought. I just thought this looks like something that isn’t going to end very well.” Plasteras raced to the Mostar Road intersection, pulled a U-turn and raced back to the Turner Road intersection, got out of his car and flagged down the wayward motorist. “I was able to get his attention by waving my hands,” Plasteras said. “I was yelling, ‘Stop the car, stop the car.’” The man stopped when his car ran at low speed into a concrete divider at the intersection. “I saw this little older man staring at me just blankly,” Plasteras said. “I just instructed him to put it in ‘Park’.” Plasteras said the man appeared confused and to not know where he was. As Plasteras was checking on the driver he noticed headlights in his peripheral vision just in time to jump clear before a car driven by a 53-year-old woman collided head-on with the stopped vehicle. Two more southbound cars, driven by two other women,

also crashed into the wreck. The 53-year-old female driver and the elderly man were taken to hospital for minor injuries. Const. Sue Phillips, Nanaimo RCMP spokeswoman, credits Plasteras’s actions with preventing a more serious incident. “Clearly Plasteras’s quick thinking prevented this situation from being much worse even though he put himself in harm’s way,” Phillips said. “This type of crash could have easily resulted in multiple fatalities, however Plasteras’s actions really saved the day and shows his dedication to the people of Nanaimo.” Plasteras, who stayed at the scene to help the four drivers until emergency services arrived, does not consider his actions heroic. “I had my own safety in mind,” Plasteras said. “I was clearheaded in every move I made – I think.” The elderly driver is facing a charge of driving without due care and will have a mandatory review of his driver’s licence. “It got you going before your morning coffee,” Plasteras said. “But it was great that no one got seriously hurt. That’s the bottom line.” photos@nanaimobulletin.com

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A recent Ontario Court of Appeal ruling on police examining the contents of a cellphone upon arrest could have impacts in B.C. in the future, say local lawyers and police. Ontario’s highest court ruled that if a cellphone is not password protected, police making an arrest can open the phone and examine its contents without first obtaining a search warrant. When Kevin Fearon was arrested on suspicion of taking part in a robbery in the Toronto area in 2009, police did a pat down search, found the cellphone and examined the contents, finding photos of a gun and cash and an incriminating text message. At trial, he was convicted of robbery and sentenced to six years jail. Fearon’s appeal argued that the court should carve out a cellphone exception to police power to search upon arrest. The Ontario Court of Appeal decision found that upon arrest,

police can conduct a cursory search of the phone to see if it contained evidence relevant to the alleged crime and that “because the phone was not password protected, the photos and the text message were readily available to other users.” Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, said in B.C., a police officer can search a cellphone seized upon arrest for evidence related to the offence being investigated, regardless of whether it is password protected. He said if this decision is appealed and upheld in Canada’s highest court, it would apply here. “It would slow things down of course,” said O’Brien. “We are reactive to the courts.” In some cases, such as a suspected drug dealer, police will continue to collect evidence from a cellphone after a person has been arrested because the device will continue ringing with people placing orders for drugs, he said. Defence lawyer Stephen Taylor said the ruling won’t have a big impact because police can obtain a warrant in a short period of time. “If they’ve had enough evidence to arrest them and seize the phone, I would think by that point, they would have suf-

ficient grounds to get a search warrant,” he said. “It adds another layer of complexity for the police, I suppose.” Taylor said with the amount of personal data that can be found on a phone, the expectation of privacy has gone up considerably. Micheal Vonn, policy director for the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, said while the Ontario high court decision does not bind a lower court in B.C., it would be possible for a B.C. lawyer to cite the Ontario case when arguing whether to exclude evidence obtained from a cellphone. But there are other cases that go in different directions. “This is just an area of law at this point that we have to get sorted,” she said. “The notion your cellphone isn’t private unless it’s password protected is problematic.” The association does not have an official position on the matter at this time, Vonn added. Leonard Krog, Nanaimo NDP MLA and a lawyer, said the ruling points out how complex it has become for police to pursue criminals in a world where communication is made with all kinds of electronic devices. “How does the law catch up with technology and balance the rights to privacy?” he asked.

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Romance has responsibilities p Pierre Elliot Trudeau once said, “The state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation.” That was in reference to the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1968-69, which decriminalized homosexuality, made way for abortion and contraception, regulated lotteries, gun possession and drinking and driving offences – a scenario we take for granted today. In its latest attempt to poke its nose into our bedrooms, B.C.’s new Family Law Act helps protect those in common-law relationships if the romance dies. While the new rules clarify the partners’ responsibility for their children, they also make division of assets a little easier, a move the government says will keep more unhappy couples out of court. As with any change to the law, it’s the lawyers who will see the biggest benefit. People already living common-law and those thinking of shacking up with a romantic partner will now be drawing up cohabitation agreements – planning well beyond who gets the record collection when it’s over. And while the new rules certainly close a number of loopholes in terms of spousal and child support, there will be unintended consequences, with potentially more at stake financially at the time of a break-up. It’s only human nature to want what you have coming to you – even if it’s only because the government has said you deserve it. It’s this kind of thinking that might well lead more splitting couples to the courtroom than anticipated. The new act gives us all something to think about. Things like purchasing a new car, investing in real estate or RRSPs might best be done before emptying a drawer in your bureau for a new partner. You might also want to think twice before moving in with someone who is going back to school and about to amass student debt – because if you part ways, you’ll get half of that, too. The Nanaimo News Bulletin is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org

Winter sunshine good for the soul For anyone suffering the blues out of us for continually com(or greys) of this past dull and menting on the cold that never got dreary West Coast winter, I have a above -5 C and reached -16 C. solution. I was constantly informed it No, it’s not a trip to some was not cold. True enough – at Caribbean destination, it’s a visit Christmas it was -35 C and about a to Edmonton. month ago the windchill hit -42 C. That’s right, Edmonton, Alta. in Along with being blessed with winter. Colt, we also had a week of barely Actually, our visit was to the any wind. The closest I came to a little town of Tofield, wind chill was a snowabout 45 minutes east mobile ride across a SATURDAY of Edmonton, but the frozen lake. REFLECTION therapeutic value of That’s fine with me. defeating seasonal Baby steps are not only Chris Hamlyn affective disorder still for grandchildren, but Assistant Editor applies. myself as well when it Seven days and not comes to an introduconce did I go anywhere tion to real cold. without sunglasses. And, yes, it is a dry The combination of cold. a bright blue sky and I volunteered to clean snow covered landhorse pens for a friend scape quickly lifted of the kids and while my spirits that were dealing with fresh, and dragged down by day after day very frozen, manure, I was peeling of grey, gloomy, rainy weather in off clothes, sweating even in -7 C. southwest B.C. The snow was so dry it remindThe purpose of the visit was ed me of the fake, plastic ‘snow’ I to meet our new grandson – Colt use every year for my Christmas LaRue, born Feb. 22 and absolutevillage – shiny and wisps away at ly wonderful, I must say. the slightest breath. The arrival of a healthy addiIn fact, we promised our other tion to the family – mom, Krista, grandson, Nathan, a photo of and dad, Peter, are doing well, too an Alberta snowman, but it was – is enough to brighten the spirits, nearly impossible to even make but the entire week was a great a starter snowball without good, holiday. soggy Nanaimo snow. Born and raised in Nanaimo, I The end result was three small have always wanted to experience snowballs – made slightly slushy the prairie cold and see for myself through body heat – piled on top all this talk of a ‘dry cold’ versus of each other for a six-inch snowour ‘wet cold’ was all about. man. First off, the family got a kick Thankfully, a little creative pho-

tography made it look much bigger than it was. One of the highlights of the holiday was for city folk like us having a chance to take in nature right out the back door. Tofield is ranch country and where we were staying, we had access to 16 hectares of forest steps from the house. A look out the window provided a view of deer most days, and a lone coyote scampering across a field on another. Bundling up early one morning and heading into the woods, I came face-to-face with a moose. It would be a tough call to say who was startled more. We stared at each other for a few seconds before it lumbered off over a hill. This is all an everyday occurrence for our family and I could hear the “yeah, no big deal” thoughts running through their heads as we went on and on about it, but it was still pretty exciting. If there was one downside to real winter, it was constantly having to bundle up to go outside. I get that way at home when on the rare occasion the snow sticks around. So now I know the air is indeed dry and the sun shines a lot in between snow storms in Alberta. The challenge now is to go out there – not at the tail end of winter – but deep in the heart of it and experience the true cold. I can’t imagine it, but I think -35 C just might make me long for the warm wet coast. news@nanaimobulletin.com


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To the Editor, The first step in the process of Senate reform would be to acknowledge that Canada is still a colony, and that we are being ruled by an Act of Parliament, not a Constitution: The Queen is our head of state as well as commanderin-chief of our armed forces, and all legislation must have ‘royal assent’ by our Governor General and lieutenant governors before becoming law. The second step in the process would be to ask

Canadians, by virtue of a binding national referendum if they want to accept the 1982 Constitution Act of Canada as their Constitution, or to write a Constitution that will produce democratic governments. Democratic governments elected by the majority of the voting people are stable and productive, and have an honest mandate to govern. A Senate would become redundant. The proposal that a handful of politicians arbitrarily

can amend a Constitution is ridiculous. Insisting on party discipline has devastated our democratic institutions and is now producing dictatorstyle governments that have turned the legislative process into a dog and pony show that is more representative of a banana-republic, where contempt of Parliament has become the rule, not the exception. To amend the Constitution, including the Senate, without going to the people with a binding national referen-

dum, would be nothing less than another act of contempt. In a democracy, a Constitution belongs to the people and can only be adopted, amended, and defeated by the people. That is why the first step in the process of Senate reform would have to begin with severing our colonial ties with the Queen to become a sovereign democratic society, where the people are equal and united in citizenship. Andy Thomsen Summerland

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Council priorities don’t match those of taxpayers To the Editor, Re: Theatre renovation a poor use of cash, Letters, March 16. I agree with George Oliver. City council pays out taxpayers’ monies for different objectives in Nanaimo to the loudest whiners. But when it comes to beautifying suburbs/ city streets through ideas from it’s citizens, it does not have enough money. I contacted public works in regards to cleaning up our boulevards from discarded debris and was told the city would not put extra garbage disposals at appropriate locations around Nanaimo, as it has no money for a project of that size. I donated a garbage can on the 600 block of Bruce Avenue and have maintained it for the last four months to see if it would make a difference. It has made a significant difference. The students/residents have been helpful in keeping the area clean by utilizing the garbage can – I get a full can every week. Do mayor and

council care at all about the city? It is going to cost more to maintain the $100,000 toilet downtown than supply garbage cans. Garbage trucks could stop at them and empty them as needed. I am sure for a few more dollars, the garbage collectors could be convinced to do this. I know the can on Bruce Avenue is doing an excellent job of keeping the area clear of debris. Dave Noble Nanaimo

Teachers need to be teaching To the Editor, Re: School calendar proposals troubling, March 16. These proposals certainly are troubling. The intention seems to be to save money by keeping teachers happy and putting the burden on students, their families and support staff. What justification is there for two further non-instructional days to discuss district-wide learning initiatives?

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Surely enough time is already devoted to teacher development in the form of numerous Pro-D days throughout the year. No one I have spoken to considered the recent “Success for All” conference to be worth the $63,000 that was spent on it. Information about important initiatives can be shared in other ways that cost next to nothing in this electronic age.

Starting an hour later on Wednesday is another bad idea, disrupting learning and family life for very little, if any, gain. Students already come home early on Friday. Isn’t this enough? Instructional time is being whittled (or hacked) away, and “talking about what we do” is a poor substitute for actually “doing.” Teachers need to be in their classrooms as much as possible. The extended spring break will drastically reduce teaching time and put a considerable burden on families in planning and expense. If the Nanaimo school district is serious about saving money, it should trim some of the administrative fat and stop throwing money away on social events (Success for All) and image-making (new logo). These two alone account for at least $87,000 in this supposedly impoverished school district. Gregory Roscow Nanaimo

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To the Editor, Re: Plan aims to make crossing safer, March 1. The crosswalk on the south corner of Foster Street at Wakesiah Avenue is going to be moved to the north side of the intersection. Finally we realize the location was wrong and money is no problem to change warning lights, etc. Fencing may keep students on the school sidewalk from the front door to Wakesiah, but the fence needs to go to the front door to keep the crowd on the side of the fence you desire. And just as we see bus pullouts (Terminal Park shopping centre and Bowen Road/ Quarterway area), they plan to create a median to stop vehicles from passing a bus while it loads its passengers. A great step backward for traffic flow (busy street) and pollution (idling of vehicles). There is room for vehicles Fred Taylor Nanaimo

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Licence required for boat operators Pleasure craft operator competency requirements are now a reality in Canada. As of 2009 all operators are required to carry proof of competency such as a Pleasure Craft Operator Card. The PCOC – also known as a ‘boater licence’ – is not actually a licence, but proof of boating competency. All power boaters regardless of age, engine horsepower or size of boat need a Pleasure Craft Operator Card. Boaters must be aged eight or older to obtain their card. Young boaters also have to abide by horsepower regulations falling under the boating restriction regulations. Children between the ages eight and 12 can operate a vessel with up to a 10hp engine unsupervised. Children between the ages of 13-15 can operate a vessel with up to a 40hp engine unsupervised. No one under the age of 16 can operate a personal water craft. Whoever is operating the vessel will need to have their Pleasure Craft Operator Card or else risk a possible fine. Canadian boaters caught without the card risk a $250 fine. Those who have taken a boating safety course prior to April 1, 1999 will not

be required to take another course or test. A copy of a certificate or a card issued at the completion of courses taken prior to April 1, 1999 will need to be carried on board the pleasure craft. In 2011, Transport Canada raised the requirements for getting a Pleasure Craft Operator Card to improve boating safety in Canada. The number of questions increased to 50 from 36. The test was standardized, with questions set

by the government instead of testing agencies. Also, students using an Internet exam are required to spend at least three hours studying the online course material before writing the exam. Once a boater receives an operating card, it’s good for life. The card doesn’t expire and boaters do not have to rewrite the boat test. For more information, please go to www.theoperatorcard. ca.

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Boating anyone? Dave Maudie, Nanaimo Yacht Club commodore, preps his yacht for the sailing season. The yacht club hosts numerous events throughout the year and membership is open to everyone.

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With spring roaring in like a lion, Diane Evans and all the staff at Harbour Chandler are ready to keep boaters and fishermen dry with the new line of Helly Hansen rain gear including coats, footwear and stay dry under garments.

John Rogers, owner of John’s Bedroom Barn, has an armful of foam and is ready to serve everyone’s boating needs this season. The business can create large foam cushions for Vberth mattresses and new covers, or restuff old ones, for seating.

High seas sales Robert Ksyniuk, of Calibre Yacht Sales, brokers high end watercraft such as a Nordhavn 40 moored at one of Nanaimo’s waterfront marinas. Calibre Yacht Sales is celebrating a particularly successful year by renovating and expanding its Nanaimo offices and hiring two additional brokers.

Having mold problems with your boat or RV? It’s that time of year to start getting the boat, RV or camper ready for a new season of fun. So you take off the tarp, open the door and it smells musty, further inspection reveals there is some mold, not only on some of the walls but into the bed and upholstery! Now what? First off get some heat in there along with air flow, perhaps a fan. Get things aired out and start searching for anything that may have leaked causing the issue and get that fixed if you find one. Mold can be washed off walls and other surfaces; there are many good quality cleaners out there. Covers that are removable can also be washed if they are in decent shape, try cold water and hang to dry, usually not a good idea to get them hot. The exception would be vinyl covers, those have to be scrubbed, and treated with a good quality cleaner and conditioner. I like

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Prepping for kindergarten makes an easier transition Kindergarten used to be a time when kids grabbed a nap in between fingerpainting and playing outside, but today’s coursework is much more rigorous and kindergarteners are now introduced to concepts that were once taught in later years of elementary school. Preparing children who have never attended school for their first day could take a little time prior to the start of school. Signing up for school Each school district has its own requirements to begin kindergarten, so parents should familiarize themselves with their school district as soon as possible. One of the primary requirements is age. Children generally have to meet a certain age requirement (usually age 5), meaning their birthdays have to take place prior to or by a cut-off date. Public schools will also require proof of residence. They often require utility bills with the student’s address on them. Private schools typically have more lenient residence requirements. Most entering students also will need to have received all the necessary vaccinations. If the student

has not received all immunizations, he or she will need to do so before enrolling. Getting prepared Some children are anxious to be “big kids” and begin school. Others may be nervous about what’s in store. The best way to prepare children is to think about enrolling them in some sort of social program. Preschool is the avenue many parents choose, but simply spending time together with other kids in a structured social setting is enough for many kids to get acclimated. Talking about what to expect at school can also ease jitters. Parents can establish a school-like structure at home to illustrate their points. Have set times for meals and snacks, require small chores be done on time and set additional rules and limits. Bed time and wake times should be the same each day as well. Children who are unaccustomed to having structure may find the rigors of the classroom scary. Parents should inquire about touring the school to help calm kids’ nerves. This way children will see exactly what environment they will be working in each day.

Honing skills Children will partake in a variety of activities during kindergarten. They’ll begin learning to write and perform other activities that require fine motor skills. Parents can introduce their children to pencils, crayons, markers, and safety scissors so they can learn the proper grip and how to maneuver these tools. It’s also never too early to read with children. Studies indicate that children who frequently read with their parents or others tend to have greater success in school. The National Education Association says that children who were read to frequently are more likely to: * count to 20, or higher than those who were not * write their own names * read or pretend to read The Educational Testing Services reports that students who do more reading at home are better readers and have higher math scores. Kindergarten is a child’s initial foray into the world of academia. Much has changed in the kindergarten curriculum, and parents can expect their kids to be learning much more in kindergarten than they once did.

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Barnstead, Patricia Lea (Nicol) Pat passed peacefully on Tuesday, Tuesday March 12, 12 2013, 2013 her son at her bedside. Her journey was eased by the gentle care of Nurses & Hospice Volunteers in Palliative Care. She is predeceased by her husband Ernie, parents Dick & Molly Nicol, & sister Jean. She is survived by her son James (Lynn), granddaugher Rebecca Hastings (Richard), grandson Chad Barnstead & her sister Ashala Martell, and nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her great grandchildren Sienna, Cruz & Rio whom she loved dearly. y Pat, “A Very Classy Lady” was born in IOCO, BC on October 26, 1929 and moved to Nanaimo after her marriage to Ernie in the he ea he early a 1950’s. They moved to Ladysmith in 1970 where they h eenj enjoyed enjo njjjoo d many years living on the waterfront. Pat loved her beach bbe ea e h and sw swimming with all the neighbourhood kids 3 or 4 times mes a day in the sum summer. PPat aat w was one of the found ffounding members of the Diggers Club and nd was very very knowledgeable knowledgeableaabout buying and selling antiques. Shee also spent Sh nt many m years with the Bowen Park seniors. She attende aatt at attended tt ded and nd later later taug taught the pine needle needl wea weaving class. Forr tth the hhee last st fo fouur years ea Pat re ea ears resided in HHighgate at the Nan Nanaimo anaim naimo mo Seniors ors VVillage. e SShe h lov llo loved o edd her apartment with the beaauti aut utiful utifu tiful u view vie view ew of o the th ocean cean andd itit wa was w as here ere tthat she met her bes best esst friend frien end andd co com comp ompanion anion Bruce. They shared sha h many happy adventu ddventures nturess together togethe ttog her. er. Thhhee fami The family fa amilyy w wo would ould like to to thank ank the nurses oon the 5th floor and es especially ciallyy the thhe nur th nurses rrses and annd volunteers voluunteers unt nte teers tee eers in i Palliative Palliative ve Car Care. a T ew Ther There will bee a memo memorial me oriiall tea m t for PPat te Pa at Highgate te Seniors nio Village, 60811 UUplands plands lands DDrive Drriivvve onn March arcch 24, 2013 ar 201 013 01 013 13 from 1:30 to 3pm. In lieu of flow owers, e s,, a donatio donati donat donation oon m may be made maa in Pat’s m nam name mee to the NNana Nanaimo anaimoo Ho Hosp Hospital ospital Foundation F or the Nanaimo Communit Community mm itty Hospice Hospicee Society. Soccietty. y y.

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y best best friend and most beloved wife Shaaron-Anne Tallieu, age 56, passed away suddenly and peacefully in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on March 2, 2013. Sharon is survived by her hu usband, Joe, of 36 years and their two daughterss, Erin Bourcier and Jacklyn Locke. Sharon was born in Nottingham, England on January 18, 1957; the daughter of Marion B. Stevenson n and dP Paull B B. S Stevenson. Sh She was a great friend to her brothers, Bill and John and shared a special bon nd with her younger sister, Paulette White. Not big in stature at 5’1”, her warm smile and loving heart toweered mountains. Her life philosophy was simple, “L Love God, Love your fellow man.” One of her favorite favoorite orite lines was, “God God gives give it in my hand because He knows I will pass it on.” A very generous woman indeed, Sharon has sponsored d over a dozen children in poor nations, volunteereed at orphanages in Puerto Vallarta and most receently she ‘adopted’ a young Mexican man, Jorgge, whom she brought to Canada for a year to coomplete his high school and is putting him throu ugh college. He had no family until he met Sharoon. Sharon wiill ill be remembered by many on the soccer ßelds as a great coach, here in the central island as well as in Newmarket Ontario, where she was also co-foundeer of the ßrst Ladies Soccer League. Her career inclluded working in advertising, collections, stocks and d bonds, and real estate. However, she is widely kn nown across North America as “Sharon of Motherrload Transport Services.” She is highly respected in this “man’s industry” noted for her i integrity, i loyalty and never quitting when the going got tough. In keepingg with Sharon’s spirit of helping others, a fund hass been set up. Any donations onss sent se s in lieu of àowerss, thank you, will be given ven n too the ch child chi children and familiies that Sharon so lovingly ving ingly g y supported supported. Donationss can be sent to: S Sh haron’s Blessing B Blessings, s 5941A Nelson Road, Nanai aim mo, BC, V9T V 6P6; 6P6 or througgh your ßnancial al in institution ution to the the Coastal C Community iy C Credit Creed dit Un Union nion nio ion n ((Nanaimo (N Nanaimo anaimo i BC) Acct Name: Sha haron’s haro aron’s Bles Blessiin iings, ngs, gs, A Ac Acct cct No: 100021766041 A Celebration of Sh Sharon Sharon’s on’ss lif life w will be held d aatt Cavallotti Lodge, ge,, 2060 East Wellington W lin n R Rd,, Rd Nanaimo BC, Satu urrday, ay, March 330ttth h at 3pm. 3pm

September 5, 1977-March 23, 2005 We are travellers here, just spirits passing through. Something beautiful remains. Forever missed by Mom (Martha), Dad (Richard), Karen, Derek, Maureen, Jeff, Pam, Theo, Hayden and Kevin.

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NACL We are a non-profit society that has supported adults with developmental disabilities in the Nanaimo area since 1986. We are currently looking for people interested in Home Sharing that have experience supporting people with mental health issues. Specifically, we have a woman who needs communal living (not a separate suite) with a single female with knowledge of Borderline Personality Disorder and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Generous compensation and intensive supports through NACL and partnering agencies are available. For more information, please call: Randy Humchitt 250-741-0224 ext. 26, Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 4:00pm Email: homeshare@nanaimoacl.com


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CDA WANTED for 3-4 days a week to cover maternity leave in busy downtown dental ofďŹ ce. Please drop resume off to the ofďŹ ce manager at Downtown Dental Group, #5-140 Wallace Street.

COASTAL MOUNTAIN Child & Youth Services- P/T & Casual Residential Child & Youth worker wanted. Please send resume & refs Director: cmcys@telus.net or mail Box 605, Duncan, BC VOL 3X9.

CYNTHIAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S WARDROBE & Elizabethâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lingerie Drawer require a mature P/T Salesperson, willing to work some weekends. Retail experience preferred. Fun work environment. 250-753-6336

EXPERIENCED TRUCK & pup & lowbed drivers required for the Parksville/Nanaimo area. Resumes may be faxed to 250-248-2300 or emailed to littlemountaintransport@gmail .com

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FULL-TIME LANDSCAPE Maintenance Personnel required for growing Landscape company. Must have experience in the industry, work well with others and posses a valid D.L. Horticultural training /diploma an asset. Email resume to: acerlandscaping@shaw.ca

JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC Bailey Western Star Trucks Inc is currently seeking a Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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HAIRSTYLIST WANTED full time/part time for First Choice Hair Cutters in their Nanaimo location.Guaranteed $11/hour, 25% proďŹ t sharing, paid overtime, beneďŹ ts, paid birthday, vacation pay, annual advanced training and advancement opportunities. Call 1866-472-4339 today for an interview. HANDYMAN NEEDED. 1 day per week. Variety of outside work. (250)758-4618

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES CLEANING SERVICES MR. SPARKLE CLEANING SERVICES â&#x20AC;&#x153;Since 1992â&#x20AC;? Roof Demossing, Vinyl Siding Window & Gutter Cleaning www.mrsparkle.net 250-714-6739

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

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

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FREE QUOTES: Same Day Rubbish, any Hauling reusable item discount. 250-668-6851 JUNK TO THE DUMP. Jobs Big or small, I haul it all! I recycle & donate to local charities. Call Sean 250-741-1159

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

Island Veterinary Hospital, in beautiful Nanaimo, BC requires a Groomer/Kennel Assistant. The successful candidate will have excellent customer service skills and be a team player. Grooming experience required. Apply to Randy Langelier, Clinic Administrator at careers@islandvet.com

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GARDENING ROBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S YARDWORK. Reliable, honest. No job too small. Lawn maintenance, hedging, power washing, gutters, haul away. Insured. Free estimates. (250)729-5411

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LANDSCAPING TOTAL LAWNCARE SERVICES Professional and reliable lawncare services to homeowners in the Nanaimo area. We provide home and yard maintenance services based on the needs of the home owner. Our rates are reasonable, senior discounts are available and estimates are free. To discuss all your home and lawncare needs, call Larry (250)816-1577 V.I. LOCAL LANDSCAPES Res & Comm Landscape Maintenance. Reliable, quality work. Call Mike (250)616-2410

MOVING & STORAGE 2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)753-6633. MOVING, Deliveries. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Right Price.â&#x20AC;? Job Quotes or hourly rate. Jason (250)668-6851

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PAINTING

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MEDICAL SUPPLIES

RESIDENTIAL PAINTER interior/exterior. 25+ yrs exp. Free estimates. Ref avail. Tim (250)756-1035 leave msg pls.

HP OFFICE Jet V40 Printer, Scanner and Fax, works great, $25 obo. Call (250)729-8879. SET OF Callaway Big Bertha ladies golf clubs, graphite shaft, right handed, exc cond, $99 obo. (250)756-1905.

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3-CORD LOADS of mill slab wood, delivered from Nanoose to Ladysmith, $180. Call Marino 250-619-9109. COASTAL MOUNTAIN FIREWOOD- Call 250-468-9660. 1-866-768-8886 (Nanoose).

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

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Reno Windows, Failed Sealed Units, Retractable & Residential Screens ~ Free Estimates Guaranteed Workmanship

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

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PIANO APARTMENT sizedâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Nordheiner-Heintzmanâ&#x20AC;? comes with bench, $500. Call (250)753-5650.

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

VIOLINS, one Adult & one child. Also, 3/4 size Cello. Very, very nice condition. Please call (250)701-2035.

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.

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LOG LATH, for making log homes or pillars, c/w industrial land lease. (250)743-3198 or 250-732-3239 LOG SHELLS for sale. Lathed logs, proďŹ led & notched to ďŹ t your plans. Ph. 250-732-3239 or 250-743-3198

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

4 WINTER snow tires, 5 months wear, as new. Asia Durun 195/50R15, on rims (off Asuna SunďŹ re). $250. (250)748-2070

POTTERY CERAMIC KILN and all accessories, plus glazes, stains, etc. Will hold 16â&#x20AC;? articles. Please call 1 (250)756-0137

7YR-OLD OIL furnace; 11 yr old 250gal tank w/aprox, 1000L oil. Can be viewed in operation for limited time. 250758-4344 BOWFLEX XCEED- excellent shape, ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s manual & ďŹ tness guide, $450. Bell X spressvue PVR, $250. Full size ping pong table, collapsible, $50. Call 250-246-2238, 250-466-0323. HONDA POWERED generator, EM5000, $800. 10â&#x20AC;? Dewalt 770 radio arm table saw, $75. Call 250)757-8724. H.O. SCALE Model Train, 4-6-4 Hudson, made by Rivassi & track. (250)758-5073

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

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

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AMAZING GLACIER VIEW 2427 Lomond Place, East Courtenay. 2870 sqft, level entry walk out, 3bdrm, 3 bath. To see http://sandy tonnellier.blogspot.com Call 250-871-4826

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

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613 BRUCE Ave, Nanaimo. Reduced $235,000 ďŹ rm. Cozy, comfortable 3bdrm, 1.5baths. Lots of updates. Gas heat, W/D, F/S.Dave 250-591-1210.

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

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

LADYSMITH (Davis Rd area) near golf course, shopping, private, ocean/mtn views, 2200 sq ft, 3 bdrms, 2 bath, 2 F/P, in-law suite potential. Reduced, $260,000. Call (250)245-4155.

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HUGE FISHING Sale, Sat. March 23rd. (10-3) 1265 LefďŹ&#x201A;er Rd. (across from N.I. Wildlife Recovery) 300 Rods, 300 reels, 1000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of pieces of tackle. New/used/antique.

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NANAIMO 1BDRM + den, 1150sq ft unit in 4-plex at 2506 Labieux Rd. for quiet tenant only, $850 + utils. N/P, nr bus stop. (Immed). 250-729-8969.

2576 CYPRESS Bowl Plc., 1 bdrm newer home, quiet, N/S, pet neg, priv level entry/patio, W/D, Apr. 1 or sooner, $750 incls utils/wiďŹ . 250-585-5270.

#10-1360 GRAHAM Cres- 1 bdrm, $650. Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

CAMPBELL RIVER Beautiful 1765sq ft. 3 bd/2 bth rancher on cul-de-sac. Large entrance, fam. rm. sun rm, open liv/din rm, 3/4â&#x20AC;? oak ďŹ&#x201A;ooring, nicely landscaped, enclosed backyard, covered patio, sideyard RV parking with hookups, HEAT PUMP, 5 appls. $278,900.00. 250-923-7010 Comfortable, Cozy 2bdrm, 980sq.ft in 55+ Mobile Park. 6 appliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, furniture. Lrg vine covered deck, fruit trees, garden space. Reduced to $75,000. Move in! 250-754-6436

101-550 BRADLEY St- 2 bdrm, 1 bath, $695. Ardent Properties. 250-753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

NEW PRICE 543 SEAWARD Way, Qualicum Beach, Almost 1400 sq.ft.,2 bdrm, 2 bath, 2 blocks to ocean. Bare land strata. $58/mo. strata fee. Completely updated, Granite Countertops, Guest Ensuite, H/W ďŹ&#x201A;oors & much more. On site RV Parking avail.(free). Priced to sell. $341,900, Call Daniel at 250752-5780.

110-1600 Dufferin Crescent- 1 bdrm, $725. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

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

250-754-2936 205-99 CHAPEL St- 1 bdrm, 1 bath, $850. Call Ardent Properties. 250-753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

GREAT LOCATION, great price! 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, desirable location. Quiet dead end street. Updated. $228,500 3945 McBride St., Port Alberni Call 250-724-0223 for more info: www.arrowsmithlistings.ca

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

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MOBILE HOMES & PARKS #3 - 5659 TOMSWOOD Road. 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 68â&#x20AC;&#x2122; mobile home. 3bdrm, all appliances. Assessed value $40,200. Open to offers. (250)724-5185. Parksville 2.31 hectacres with 3 bdrm modular. Mins. from town. Lots of water, trees & lawn. Reduced to $450,000.00 Drive by 1304 Coldwater Rd. If interested #250-228-7162. Will look at all reasonable offers.

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3-1691 & 3-1695 Boundary Ave- 2 bdrm, $650. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 3185 BARONS Rd- 1 & 2 bdrms, $695 & $750. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 411-550 Bradley St- 2 bdrms, 1 bath, $595. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 412 BRUCE Ave1 & 2 bdrms, $625 & $750. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 430 STEWART- 1 bdrm, $650 & $700. Call Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 7-160 STEWART Ave- Bachelor, 1 bath, $525. Call Ardent Properties. 250-753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com BOUNDARY RIDGE: 1 or2 B/R $660./$760. Free h/w, heat, Free cable or net for 1 yr for new tenants. 616-1175. Chemainus: Ashley Court. Ground ďŹ&#x201A;r unit, 2 bdrm, 5 appliances. Sm pet ok, avail. now. $775/mo 250-924-6966. Chemainus: Lockwood Villa. Well kept bldg, ocean view, 1 bdrm Feb. 15th or Mar. 1st, $625 incl. heat & hot water, N/S, 1 sm pet welcome. 55+ Call Karen 250-709-2765, 250-246-1033.

HOSPITAL AREA 1 & 2 Bdrms, FREE Heat & H/W. Adult building, wheelchair access, security cameras. New carpet, windows and paint. Small pet OK. From $650 plus mo. Call 250-753-6656. HOSPITAL AREA- 1 & 2 bedroom suites, $700 & $800. Free heat, hot water, laundry available onsite. Large suites in clean well maintained building. Call onsite manager at 250-716-3305

PARKSVILLE 420 DAY PL. Bridgewater. Modern 2 bed, 2 bath 1400 sq ft rancher on crawl. No strata, many extras, immaculate. Open house on Saturday (1-4) 250-947-9779

Ladysmith: 1 & 2 bdrm suites from $700/mo incl. heat & hot water, ocean views, sm pets ok. Ask about our incentives. 250-668-9086.

HOUSES FOR SALE

LONG LAKE MANOR, 3108 Barons Rd. 1 bdrm, close to all amenities. 250-751-134. LUXURIOUS 2BDRM, downtown condo. Ocean view. HW ďŹ&#x201A;oors. Free WiFi. N/S, N/P. $900. 1 (250)754-2207 NANAIMO: 1275 Dufferin Cres Renovated 2 Bdrm from $750/mth. Call 250-754-5412

$226,900. 3-BDRM Rancher Completely updated. 2672 12th Ave, Port Alberni. Please call (250)731-4898. DUNCAN (Kody Place, 6135 Ryall Rd. Unit 18) 3 bdrm Townhouse, 2 bath, fenced backyard, close to all amenities, near bus stop, $195,000 obo. Please call (250)923-0784. 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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TOWNHOUSES

NANAIMO- 30 Cavan St., lrg 870 sq ft view suite, completely renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, hrdwd ďŹ&#x201A;rs, new ďŹ xtures & granite tops, new appls, elevator, secure prkg, locker, lrg deck, NS/NP. Avail May. 1. $850. 1-604-720-0775 NANAIMO DOWNTOWN 3 bdrm,1.5 bath, on-site laundry. NS/NP. $900. 250-754-1547.

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

BUYING OR SELLING?

NANAIMO OCEAN view Downtown. 1 bdrm + den. Senior friendly, secure parking. 6 appls, laundry rm. Refs & lease reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. NS/NP. $850. Avail Apr 1. 250-591-8886. UNIVERSITY AREA- 1 Bdrm $650+ hydro, small building, cat considered. 1 month free. Call Steve, 250-667-3009.

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

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES BOTH SIDES DUPLEX, Newly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d 2bdrms. Lndry, water, garbage pick up incl. Fenced yrd. $800. Avail April 1st. Call Jamie (604)789-8242 JINGLEPOT: 1 side of duplex, 3 bdrms, 1.5 baths, near school and Steve Marshall Automotive. Avail April. 1. $995 mo. Call (250)758-7055.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR RENT

931 SPRING- 1 bdrm, $650 inclds hydro. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com BRECHIN- 2 bdrm with laundry. Close to bus, shopping, ferries. NS/NP, no parties. $850 + utils. Avail now. (250)390-0264, 250-618-049.

Rental Properties Available All sizes. All prices Visit our website www.islandrent.com

or call 753-8200 #100-319 Selby Street

MOBILE HOMES & PADS CASSIDY 25â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 5th Wheel- 1.5 acres on river, pets ok. N/S, no drinking. Organic garden, $500 inclds cable. Call 250245-0014.

HOMES FOR RENT 152 BONAVISTA Pl- 4 bdrms, 2 bath, $1500. Call Ardent Properties, 250-753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 1675 KING JOHN Way- 3 bdrms, 3 bath, $1800. Call Ardent Properties, 250-7530881. www.ardentproperties.com 2859 NEYLAND Rd- 4 bdrms 2 ½ bath, $1475 Call Ardent Properties, 250-753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 3651 DEPARTURE Bay Rd- 4 bdrms, 2 bath, $1500. Call Ardent Properties, 250-7530881. www.ardentproperties.com

CENTRAL NANAIMO- own entry, lrg bright 1000sq ft new 2 bdrm, priv yard, shared W/D. $775+ utils. NS/NP. Call 250-729-6164. CHASE RIVER: 1 bdrm ocean front, incldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hydro, heat, TV. NS/NP. $650. (250)230-2771. DEPARTURE BAY: Large 1 bdrm, all inclusive. Utils, wi-ďŹ cable, parking, shared laundry, on bus route. NS/NP. $700/ mo. Call 250-751-3386. FREE RENT 2bdrm, 1bath, lndry hookup, free wiďŹ , private entry & back yard, 2-stall parking. Must be seen! $850/mo. (250)753-7744 or 240-2512

NANAIMO- 1 BDRM suite, self-contained, $600. Call 250-716-6811, 250-753-4749. NORTH NANAIMO. New 1 bdrm, close to Woodgrove Mall & bus routes. heat/hot water included. NP/NS. $600. Avail immediately or April 1st. (250)756-9208.

COOL CHARACTER 2-bdrm home. Lrg kitchen & living rm. W/D, clothesline, 5 min walk to VIU & pool. Veg garden, N/S. $800.+ . Call (250)754-9774.

N.NANAIMO EXECUTIVE 3bdrm +den, 2baths, 6 appliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, gas FP, blinds, laundry, patio, fenced landscaped yard, storage. N/S, N/P, No Parties. RR. $1,300 +utils. Avail. April 1st. (250)729-9263

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

2004 HONDA Accord LX, one owner, 4 cyl, auto, keyless entry, loaded! 89,500 km. Michelin tires. Shop maintained, 65 point inspection, new battery. $8900. (250)748-6161

MOTORCYCLES

SUITES, UPPER

JINGLEPOT/COLLEGE4 bdrms, 2bath, ocean/mountain views, lrg deck, dbl carport, landscaped, park trail close by. F/S, W/D. NS/NP. $1600 + utils. Apr 1. 250-741-1261.

S. NANAIMO4 bdrms, 2 bath, family room. $1350 Avail now. N/P. 250-753-5917

SPORTS & IMPORTS

359 APPLEWOOD Crescent3 bdrm, 2 bath, $1095. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

HOSPITAL AREA. 3 bdrm, 2 bath. N/S, N/P. $1000/mo + utils. Avail now. 250-756-6172 or 250-619-5446 after 5pm.

NORTH NANAIMO- 3 bdrm+ den executive renovated home in Gulf View Estates, yard, extra parking, ocean view. $1575+ utils. NS/NP. Refs a must. Long term lease only. Call (250)268-3464.

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

HOSPITAL AREA, 1 bdrm suite, level entry, priv ent, avail immed, $650 mo incls hydro, N/S, N/P. (250)758-5210 or (250)668-5480.

CHASE RIVER area: Small 2bdrm house, clean, quiet. Located in 55+, close to all amens. Call (250)753-2185.

NANAIMO- 3 bdrm home, with 1 bdrm suite, $1600 will rent separately. Call 250-7166811, 250-753-4749.

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

TOWNHOUSES 2 - 3231 LAUREN Mary Place- 3 bdrm, 2 bath, $900. Call Ardent Properties, 250753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

2002 HARLEY Davidson Road Glide, 95ci, loaded, many extras, set up for touring custom paint, must be seen, $11,900 OBO. 250-871-3126.

2007 900 KAWASAKI Vulcan Classic LT Low mileage like new $6800.00 250-941-3697 RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

855 HOWARD- 2 bdrm, 1 bath $825. Call Ardent Properties. 250-753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com FOR RENT: 3 bedroom, upper unit townhouse ďŹ replace, laundry, balcony $850 per month +hydro, no pets. 250-754-7185 or 250-616-3170.

TRANSPORTATION AUTO FINANCING

1997 31ft Embassy Motor Home Ford 460. Good condition no smoking, no pets, under 80,000 km. $17,000. 250-338-6837 2003 REX Air Motor Home. Well maintained, Class A, 29ft, as new. V10 motor, low mileage, garage kept. N/S and N/P $44,900. 1-250-746-7808

SHARED ACCOMMODATION DEPARTURE BAY, lrg room; shared kitchen, bath, laundry. Cable, hydro, prkg incl. N/S Close to bus. $450/mo. (250)760-0842 Avail. immed. S. NANAIMO, furnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d room, garden level, suits quiet 50 + quiet male, no drinking/drugs, WiďŹ , phone, cable, hydro, W/D inclâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, $450. (250)247-9196.

SUITES, LOWER 1091 SILVER Mountain Drive1 bdrm, $675 inclds hydro. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 1107 SILVER Mtn Drive- 2 bdrms, $695. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 1133 BEECHWOOD Drive- 2 bdrms, $750. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

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

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2003 TITANIUM Glendale RV. 33 ft, Blocked & skirted in Parksville resort in a large fenced yard. Complete with ďŹ re pit & large shed. Unit is fully furnished & ready to move in. $26,500 or reasonable offer. Call 780-910-7838 25.5 FOOT WILDERNESS 5th/Wheel. Lots of wood rot, but everything works good. For parts only. $1000 obo. (250)616-1338 after 2pm.

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


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2003 GMC 4x4 SLE- w/matching Leer canopy, excellent cond, must be seen, gently driven, 150,000 km, extra cab, auto, A/C, P/S, P/B, P/W, PDL, tow package. $12,900. Call (250)743-0910. 1983 GMC 1/2 ton pickup, 4x4, 6.2 diesel, auto. Good condition. $2695. ALSO: Tool box with tools $95. (250) 7467888

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

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

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1969, 32 ft Monk Cruiser. Engine rebuilt and new canvass in 2010. Valued in 2011 survey at $33400. Priced to sell at $16,900. (250)898-4886

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Easter Blessings 

HOLY WEEK SERVICES IN NANAIMO St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Attend The Anglican Church Church Of Your Meeting at Choice This Wellington Community Hall Easter. 29 Church Street

EASTER SERVICES:

Maundy Thursday 7:00 pm. Institution of the Lordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Supper Good Friday - Liturgy of the Hours: 10 am, 11 am (with Choir) and Noon Holy Saturday - 8 pm. The Service of First Light Easter Sunday - 8 am, 10:30 am. Holy Communion

3922 Corunna Ave., Nanaimo 10:00 a.m. every Sunday Non-denominational 250-618-2952

Holy Week at

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St. Philipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s by the Sea Lantzville 7113 Lantzville Road www.stphilipslantzville.org p p g

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March 24 - 10:30 am - Palm Sunday Service March 28 - 7:00 pm - Maundy Thursday Service March 29 - 10:30 am - Good Friday Joint Service at St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s United Church (311 Fitzwilliam St.)

March 31 - 10:30 am - Easter Sunday Service



St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lutheran Church 394 Sheperd Avenue, Nanaimo

Sundayy off the Passion with the liturgy gy off the Palms March 24 - 8am Book of Common Prayer - 10am Contemporary Service - Palm Procession beginning outside Maundyy Thursdayy - March 28, 7pm Foot Washing, Communion, & Stripping of the Altar Good Fridayy - March 29, 10:00am - Stations of the cross Holyy Saturdayy - March 30, 8pm The Great Vigil held at St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Nanaimo Easter Sundayy - March 31 - 8am Sonrise Service at the beach (at Oar Road) 10am Easter Service with the Flower Cross

ST. PETERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PARISH

301 Machleary St. Nanaimo HOLY THURSDAY MARCH 28THH ~ 4:30pm Gabriola Isl. 7:30pm Mass St. Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

Tennebrae (Darkness) Service 7:00 p.m.

Easter Sunday - March 31st

GOOD FRIDAY MARCH 29THH ~ 3pm Liturgy of the Word & Stations of the Cross (no Mass)

Easter Sunday 10:30 a.m.

EASTER VIGIL SATURDAY MARCH 30THH ~ 11am Blessing of the Food, 8pm Easter Vigil Mass

Everyone is Welcome

EASTER SUNDAY MARCH 31STT ~ 8:30am & 10:30am Mass, 4:30pm Gabriola Isl.

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TRINITY CATHOLIC CHURCH 6234 Spartan Road

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HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE with Fr. Jozef Kobos, SDS PALM SUNDAY MASS Mar 23 6:00 pm & Mar 24 8am & 9am HOLY THURSDAY MASS Mar 28 7:30 pm followed by Adoration GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE E Mar 29 3:00 pm followed by individual confession BLESSING OF FOOD Mar 30 noon EASTER VIGIL Mar 30 8:00 pm EASTER DAY MASS Mar 31 8 am & 9 am PARISH MISSION Apr 6-11 with Fr. Larre

Christ Community Church 2221 Bowen at Northfield Rd. 250-758-1513 web: cccnanaimo.com

7:00 pm

Christ Community Church

Sunrise Service Mar. 31

Departure Bay Beach

Easter Celebration

Rev. Paula Ashby ~ 6234 Spartan Road - 250-390-2513 ~

Holyy Week Services Mar. 24 - 11:00 am Palm Sunday Intergenerational Trinity Mar. 28 - 7:00 pm Maundy Thursday - Foot & Hand Washing and Prayer Vigil - Chemainus United Mar. 29 - 10:30 am Good Friday Service 311 Fitzwilliam St. St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s United Mar. 31 - 7:30 am Easter Sunrise Service 7273 Bayview Rd., Lantzville 11:00 am Easter Sunday Intergenerational Communion Service at Trinity

Come and Celebrate the Joy of Easter!

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

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Good Friday - March 29th

Good Friday Mar. 29

TRINITY UNITED CHURCH

6:45 am

10:00 am

Christ Community Church

Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ministry: 10:00 Nursery to Grade 5

Worship Services for a meaningful Easter Week

Woodgrove Christian Community at Lantzville Heritage Church 7244 Lantzville Road



www.woodgrovechurch.ca

250.390.3679

Palm Sunday, 10:00 am Good Friday, 10:00 am Easter Sunday morning 10:00 am

Church Service, Sunday - 10:30 am

Reading Room 11:00 am - 4 pm Friday 20 Chapel Street Downtown

St. Mary the Protectress 594 Karls Way, Parksville

Come join us for our Easter Celebrations May 5th Easter Divine Liturgy and Basket Blessings Starts at 6 a.m. Please contact Fr. Peter Haugen for more information (250)667-5293 www.vanisleparochial.ca

St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s United 311 Fitzwilliam Street â&#x20AC;˘ 753-1924

Palm Sunday March 24th at 10:30 am

Good Friday March 29th at 10:30 am A combined service with Brechin & Trinity United held at St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s United

Easter Sunday March 31st at 10:30 am Please bring a ďŹ&#x201A;ower


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Nanaimo News Bulletin Saturday, March 23, 2013

Clippers lose series, hockey on hiatus

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ALBERNI WINS Game 5 by 2-1 score.

You can’t get any closer than what it was.

BY GREG SAKAKI THE NEWS BULLETIN

Hockey season isn’t over, but it’s on hold for awhile. The Nanaimo Clippers lost 2-1 to the Alberni Valley Bulldogs in Wednesday night’s Game 5 at Frank Crane Arena to drop their first-round playoff series three games to two. Nanaimo led 1-0 going into the third, but the visitors tallied twice in the final frame and the Clippers couldn’t get the equalizer. “It was just a really close game…” said Mike Vandekamp, Clippers coach. “They had very few chances at our end. We just didn’t bear down on a couple of opportunities, I guess.” Reid Sturos opened the scoring on a power play late in the first period. Near the end of the second period the Clippers got a full two-minute five-on-three advantage, but didn’t generate many shots and couldn’t get a goal. Vandekamp and Clippers captain Trevor Fitzgerald both called that a turning point. “I don’t think it affected our mindset, but it definitely affected the score,” Fitzgerald said. Five minutes into the third, three Clippers players got caught up with one

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Nanaimo Clippers player Nick Gushue, front left, checks Alberni Valley Bulldogs opponent Tryg Strand during Wednesday night’s Game 5 at Frank Crane Arena. The Bulldogs won 2-1 to take the series three games to two.

another in the same patch of ice and turned the puck over at their own blueline. It left a couple of Bulldogs open and Alberni’s Manny Gialedakis was able to tie the game. With six minutes to go, the Bulldogs got the goahead goal from Ryan Lough off a rush. The Clippers couldn’t get any more quality chances, despite their best efforts. “Something we wanted to do was leave it all out there and work hard and

I thought the guys did a great job of that,” said Fitzgerald. Lough said his team had an advantage with its speed but Fitzgerald said it was more that the Bulldogs were opportunistic. Vandekamp said the Clippers played well all series long except for some stretches of Game 3. “ We we r e p l ay i n g against a good team. It was only inches separating these two teams in the regular season,” Vandekamp said.

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The Alberni Valley Bulldogs celebrate their series victory on Wednesday at Frank Crane Arena.

“I said to many people that this would be the hardest series that we would play. You can’t get any closer than what it was. It’s just a game of bounces sometimes.” Even though the Clippers didn’t necessarily get eliminated on Wednesday, it might have felt like it – Fitzgerald said the players haven’t spent any time talking about the Western Canada Cup tour nament because they’ve been focused on different goals. “All we’ve talked about is winning our way there…” he said. “We couldn’t close out a series and that’s the way it goes.” The Clippers will hold a team meeting Thursday (March 21) to make plans for the next five weeks leading up to the WCC. “We’ll probably take a bit of a break, but we haven’t thought about it,” said Vandekamp. “We’ve got some time to digest and then we’ll make that decision.” ICE CHIPS … Shots in Game 5 ended up 30-21 in favour of Nanaimo, with Jayson Argue suffering the loss in goal. sports@nanaimobulletin.com


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Curlers prove adaptable at bonspiel The season is now heading into its final stages, but there is still plenty of excellent curling action on tap at this time of year. Bonspiels have been on the slate locally and a world championship is about to get underway just down the roadâ&#x20AC;Ś There was a bit of an upset this year at the Canadian menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s championships. At the Brier in Edmonton, the young team from Northern Ontario skipped by Brad Jacobs surprised the favourites to finish on top. Albertaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kevin Martin didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make the playoffs, defending champion Glenn Howard from Ontario had to settle for third place and Manitobaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jeff Stoughton was swept away 11-4 in the final by a Jacobs team that played brilliantly. This past week the attention shifted to womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s curling, as Canada competes at the world womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s championships being held in Latvia. Repre-

senting our country Dakota Stevens, Don is skip Rachel Homan MacDonald and Mary and her Ontario team, Lou Haines. making their first Claiming third international appearplace was the Hubance. bard team of Jamee A pair of bonspiels Hubbard, Owen have taken place Braun, Bob Franklin, within the past couple Glen Hubbard, Bernie of weeks at our local Hubbard and Laura curling facility. On Braun. March 9, the Nanaimo March 14-15 saw the Curling Centre hosted introduction of a new the 14th bonspiel annual format THORPE Family for local REPORT Bonspiel. curlers. Ian Thorpe Dorina Organized Columnist Medland, by Gord Shaelyn Borbandy, Rice and Craig their comTurnmittee bull, Ron organized Kaneen the event, and other which saw members a dozen of the teams with players of senior menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s division, all ages take part. a Stick Rules bonspiel At the end of the was successfully held dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friendly comat NCC. petition, first place Instead of the trawent to the Franklin ditional four-person family team, consistteams, each team in ing of Kevin Frankthis format consisted lin, Blair Franklin, of just two people, at Steven Franklin, least one of whom Lisa Franklin and had to use a delivery Trevor Franklin. stick when throwing Runner-up was the their rocks. SweepMacDonald team of ing was only allowed John MacDonald, by skips as their

team rocks came into the house. Curlers quickly adapted to the new format and most seemed to really enjoy the unique experience. A total of 24 teams took part. Parksville entries took first and second place, while third in A went to the Nanaimo team of Archie McIntosh and Nori Nishio. Local teams swept top spots in the bonspielâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s B event. In first place was the team of Ron Kaneen and Merv Osler. Second was claimed by Al and Linda Torgerson, with third going to Ron Kulai and Jay Belinski. Top team in C event was that of Ben Sedgewick and Val Fenton of Nanaimo. In D event, Nanaimoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Raeto and Yvonne Schmidhauser were first. Whatever your sport, a reminder in closing to play your hardest, play fair, and show good sportsmanship. â&#x2014;&#x2020; Ian Thorpe writes about sports Saturdays.

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Nanaimo News Bulletin Saturday, March 23, 2013

Go Bananas!

Friday, Saturday & Sunday ONLY! March 22nd–24th, 2013

Bananas Grown in Ecuador 86¢/kg

On Sale Check this Out!

Per lb

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Compli Com mplimentts

Ch hunky, Healthy lth R Requestt or Creations 54 40ml 40ml or Chunky Chili 4225g Se elected Re egular Retail: $2 2.99–$3.49 Each

Selected, 227–907g Regular Retail: eta ail: ill: $6.49 Eac Ea ach h

Asssorted 700g Re egular Retail: $111 11.99 99 Each

On Sale

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Specials in Effect

On Sale

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Previously P i l Frozen F Minimum 98g Each Regular Reta eta tail ta aiill: $6.99 Ea E ach h

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Friday, Saturday & Sunday ONLY! March 22nd–24 4th, 2013

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Nanaimo News Bulletin, March 23, 2013  

March 23, 2013 edition of the Nanaimo News Bulletin