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Enrolment growth key to VIU budget University aims to recruit and retain 500 full-time domestic students next year BY JENN M C GARRIGLE THE NEWS BULLETIN

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Emil Roessingh, site supervisor, and Teresa Pring, Habitat for Humanity Mid-Vancouver Island executive director, are ready to break ground for new digs at the organization’s construction site on Prideaux Street. A groundbreaking ceremony was hosted Wednesday for a new duplex home to house two Nanaimo families needing a hand.

Habitat project turns houses into homes BY CHRIS BUSH THE NEWS BULLETIN

Habitat for Humanity Mid-Vancouver Island has broken ground for a new duplex that will become home for two Nanaimo families needing a hand up. The ceremony was hosted Wednesday afternoon at the construction site at the corner of Prideaux and Hecate Streets, next door to where a duplex was built in 2012. The new duplex will become the 13th and 14th homes built by the organization in Nanaimo and constructed to meet the Built

Green Gold Standard in keeping with the organization’s goal to keep home ownership and operating costs to a minimum. “It’s a duplex, 1,100 square feet per side with three bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms,” said Emil Roessingh, site manager. “We’re shooting for the [Built Green] gold standard this year. We might go for platinum this year and see what happens, so we’re trying to be energy efficient and we’re trying to use as many students as possible in the build.” To keep construction costs down Habitat for Humanity uses

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as many students as possible from Vancouver Island University’s construction trades programs, such as the pre-apprenticeship carpentry program. “This year we’ve also got the [VIU] heavy equipment operators program taking part with an excavator,” said Teresa Pring, Habitat for Humanity mid-Island executive director. “So we want to involve every aspect of VIU’s program, going forward ... We try to involve every aspect of VIU that we can because it gives youth a chance to get a hands-on classroom right on site.” See ‘DONATIONS’ ‘ /5

Growing the student population is one of the main strategies Vancouver Island University aims to use to meet revenue targets in the 2013-14 budget. The university’s board of governors recently approved the $131-million budget, which includes plans to recruit and retain 500 more full-time domestic students next year in programs partially funded by the province; and growing enrolment in cost-recovery programs – those that are entirely paid for through tuition – such as continuing education and international education. “It’s a tough economic environment, the government is cutting us,” said Pat Eagar, vice-president of administration and finance. “The largest challenge was we were definitely committed to supporting investment in our people. We’re doing it by growing and getting more entrepreneurial.” The budget also includes recently negotiated, modest increases to salaries and benefits with its three unions, which translates into an additional $3.4 million in expenditures across all three bargaining units; a two-per cent tuition increase for domestic students and increases of between four

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Civic leaders gathered Wednesday morning at Vancouver Island University to discuss how the city can move forward after undercurrents of racism surfaced in a local newspaper last week. On March 27, the Nanaimo Daily News published a letter that referred to First Nations as primitive and non-contributors to the modern world. The letter, for which the paper has since apologized for printing, prompted an immediate outcry from the public, and more than 250 people protested outside the Daily News’s office the following day, demanding an apology. The event made international news. The meeting at VIU, attended by dozens of business leaders, politicians, and First Nations representatives, aimed to address racism and stem the damage outside perception may cause the city. Snuneymuxw Chief Douglas White III said the incident needs to serve as a starting point to build a more tolerant community. “We need to grasp on to this issue as an opportunity for us to do the hard work of taking steps to build reconciliation,” said White after the two-hour meeting closed. “We need to move away from this negativity as quickly as we can and begin to address the underlying issues in society that the racism illuminates, grab hold of

them and work together to ensure that we do the important work.” A committee will be struck to determine first steps on how to approach addressing racism over the next year, and will likely include a summit in the summer to consider the roles all stakeholders, including media, plays in addressing tolerance. VIU president Ralph Nilson said it will take the entire community to eliminate racism.

There is a clear recognition that there is a commitment on the part of this community to work together.

“As a university in this community we’ve got a responsibility to provide a space for difficult dialogues that can take place in a respectful, supportive way,” said Nilson. “I characterize the tone in this meeting today as a community that recognizes that we’ve got some challenges ... but there is a clear recognition that there is a commitment on the part of this community to work together.” Nilson called Wednesday’s meeting “rich, deep and very, very thoughtful.” Mark MacDonald, the Daily News’s managing editor, addressed the gather-

ing, apologizing again for printing the letter and offering support to move forward. Nanaimo Mayor John Ruttan said the theme he heard the most during the meeting was the need for change and improvement in how people in Nanaimo treat and respect each other. “From that standpoint alone, it was very positive,” said Ruttan. “We want to provide people with the knowledge that Nanaimo is a safe place to be, it’s a place worthy of investment. I’m worried negative thoughts might have gone across Canada and it’s just so wrong. This is the place to be and to enjoy the lifestyle. We have everything here but we do not have racism and I want people to understand that if there are undertones out there, we will do our best to educate the people.” Ruttan added that he has addressed concerns from potential investors, including potential conference centre hotel investors, that the “atmosphere in Nanaimo is somewhat toxic.” “The lone voice of one person, which really perpetrated this whole thing, is not enough to hold a whole community at ransom,” said Ruttan. White said he holds out hope that one incident will not overshadow all of the positive attributes Nanaimo has to offer. “This incident from last week does not in any way reflect the larger segment of our society. The larger segment of society is reflected today in the coming together of a diverse set of people to recognize an important discussion in our society that must unfold,” he said.

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Access to city resources, scaled back programming and more efficient building operations have allowed the Port Theatre Society to rebound from its first and only deficit in 2011 back into black for its 2012 fiscal year. After signing a renewed co-management agreement with the city early last year, one that was unanimously voted in favour of by city council, the Port Theatre Society was able to turn its 2011 $114,000 deficit into a $62,672 surplus for 2012. “We trimmed, we were careful with our spending, we developed a lot of new partnerships, we limited our financial risks in presenting, we presented fewer shows, and made some other partnership deals to share the risks,” said Bruce Halliday, the theatre’s general manager. “It certainly helped.” The Port Theatre Society released its 2012 financials after its annual general meeting on March 26. In 2011, the theatre hosted 225 events that drew 91,000 patrons and resulted in tickets sales of $1.59 million. From January to June, however, it lost $95,000 from programming alone. It was the only deficit the theatre has posted since opening in 1999. That loss resulted in the society asking the city if it could transfer $74,500 from The Port Theatre’s capital funds to its operating budget to balance the year end books. The city agreed while adding $15,000 in additional management fees and reducing $25,000 in capital funds. Under the five-year agreement, the city will maintain the envelope of the theatre while the theatre society continues to manage the interior and programming operations. “We still pay the hydro bill, we still maintain all of the interior, we still raise money for capital upgrades, and we still pay all of the operating costs,” said Halliday. “Using the city’s resources, like their energy manager for example, helps us operate efficiently now.” He added the budget is very affected by presenting and how many large acts the society hires, which resulted in an adjustment in programming for 2012. Still, just under 90,000 people attended programming last year. According to the city’s budget, the Port Theatre Society received a $464,000 management fee and $100,000 in capital toward its $1.9-million budget. reporter2@nanaimobulletin.com

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◆ From /1 The 20212 provincial budget announced a reduction in post-secondary funding of $50 million over two years, which equals a loss of more than half a million for VIU next year, but the 2013 budget – yet to be approved – intends to stretch the cut over the next three years instead of two, meaning a reduction of $150,000 instead of $550,000 in government funding. The university’s budget includes the 2012 numbers to be on the safe side. Eagar said it is a moderate risk budget – while some items are riskier, such as budgeting in growth in the student population, officials have been more conservative with such items as estimating the number of minor grants the institution could receive. With more than 70 per cent of the budget spent on people costs, the majority of the $6.8-million growth in expenditures is also in people, she added. “You can’t get growth without spending money on people,” said Eagar. Steve Beasley, VIU Student’s Union executive director, said the tuition increase means students and families will be paying more for less yet again. He said as the university has expanded, investment in areas such as student services, registration, finance and counselling has not kept pace. “Enrolment is declining because people can’t afford to go and they can’t get the services they need,” said Beasley, adding he believes the growth target is overly ambitious given the current economy. Marni Stanley, faculty association president, said her group is pleased the university has maintained services to students and not cut programs, but it is not sustainable, as provincial investment remains stagnant, forcing the university to absorb inflationary increases. “If the current policies continue, it will soon be the case that a B.C. post-secondary education is only for the rich and those willing to take on punitive debt,” she said.

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areas from our education, businesses, social programs and overall diversity of our province. It is alarming the number of young people that leave B.C. every year for other provinces, particularly Alberta in search of opportunity that they just can’t find at home. This has to change.” Though the meeting is intended to target young people and young professionals aged 16-40, it is open to anyone regardless of age or political affiliation. Prizes will be awarded for the best rant.

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Come prepared to buy, sell or trade your bike or cycling gear this weekend when SlowSpokes cycling group hosts Nanaimo’s first bicycle and cycling gear swap. The event happens on Lois Lane near the China steps Saturday (April 6) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in partnership with Hub City Cycles Community Cooperative. Other shops and cycling organizations are joining in. “The city’s going to be promoting Bike to Work Week and there will be lots of tents because I just checked the weather for the weekend,” said Allen Henderson, SlowSpokes volunteer. Vibe Bikes will be there as well and the China Steps Emporium and Underground Skate & Apparel will be offering specialty products for cycling enthusiasts. “They’re both bike guys,” Henderson said. “One has wartime bikes – the guy from China steps – so he’s going to have a few of them there, really old vintage bikes.” Henderson said the owner of Underground Skate & Apparel is a Schwinn fan who will have a selection of lowrider bikes on hand. SlowSpokes Nanaimo is a group of Nanaimo cyclists interested in organizing and participating in social/ recreational bike rides. There is no age limit and everyone – especially slow riders, hence the name – is welcome to join group rides. For more information about the bike swap, please visit the bike swap website at http://hubcitybikeswap.info. photos@nanaimobulletin.com

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Shannon Bence, a master’s degree student in Vancouver Island University’s Sustainable Leisure Management program, was chosen as one of the top 25 finalists in a national competition organized by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The competition, called Research for a Better Life: the Storyteller’s Challenge, tasked participants with creating a three-minute video describing how their research council-funded project is making an impact. Their challenge was to describe their research in such a way that everyone – not just academics in the field – could understand it. “My research supervisor, Dr. Nicole Vaugeois, encouraged me to enter the competition in February,” Bence said. “I knew they were going to announce the winners this past week and I was so nervous, checking my e-mail constantly. “I worked really hard on this project and to be recognized for that is so great.” Bence’s research examines young adult attraction and retention to rural communities. “There has been research done in this area, but I realized that not many researchers have talked directly to young people about why they’re attracted to living in

rural communities and/or what is keeping them from doing so,” Bence said. She opened her video with a close-up of the phrase ‘Research for a Better Life’ inscribed in the sand on one of Vancouver Island’s beaches, before having the camera pan out to capture her doing cartwheels along the beach. “It sounds silly but the idea was to grab people’s attention and demonstrate that my research is focusing on youth.” Other parts of the film included interviews with young adults addressing her research question. Bence’s supervisor, Vaugeois, who holds the B.C. Regional Innovation Chair in Tourism and Sustainable Rural Development, was thrilled to hear Bence had won. “I’m a supporter of the transformation happening in academia where researchers are shifting the ways that they communicate their work with the public,” Vaugeois said. “It gives me great pride to see our new generation of scholars, like Shannon, embrace the multitude of ways that they can communicate their work. “Bence’s research is extremely important and I have no doubt that she’ll use different forms of technology to make sure her research gets out to those who can benefit from it.” In fact, Bence’s research methodology is also on the cutting-edge as she’s using Facebook as her core data collection method.

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Shannon Bence, a master’s degree student at Vancouver Island University, joins VIU president Ralph Nilson at a recent campus event. Bence’s video about her research reached the final in a nationwide competition.

“I learned from Nicole that the research question should drive the research methodology. With more than one billion people on Facebook, the majority whom are young adults, I felt this would be a great way to collect data.” Bence’s video will be featured on the research council’s website in the next few weeks. She was also awarded $3,000, part of which will be

used to cover travel costs to an exclusive research communications workshop at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Victoria on June 2- 3. There, Bence will take part in ‘Showcase’, a threeminute thesis-style presentation after which five final winners will be awarded a trip to Montreal in October to give a featured presentation at the World Social Sciences Forum.

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Organizations are joining forces to combat hunger in Nanaimo. Save-On-Foods and the Campbell Company Canada are kicking off the sixth annual Help Hunger Disappear Program this Saturday (April 6) to help fill the shelves of the Loaves and Fishes Food Bank. The Nanaimo event is at Save-On-Foods, located at 6901 Island Hwy. North,

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Premier Christy Clark and Environment Minister Terry Lake are expected to announce this week that a B.C. Liberal government will freeze B.C.’s carbon tax on fossil fuels at current rates for five years. Government sources said the freeze is to allow other jurisdictions to catch up to B.C., which taxes carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels at $30 a tonne. Former finance minister Carole Taylor introduced the carbon tax in 2008, covering transportation and heating fuel for homes and businesses. The rate rose over four years and was frozen for this year at seven cents per litre of gasoline, with comparable taxes on diesel, coal, natural gas and other fuels. The carbon tax is budgeted to raise $1.2 billion in the fiscal year that began April 1, with all revenues required to be returned through personal and business income tax reductions. B.C.’s carbon tax was a political battleground before the 2009 election, with former NDP leader Carole James campaigning for it to be scrapped. At the 2008 municipal convention in Penticton, when former premier Gordon Campbell announced grants to offset carbon tax costs for towns and cities, James claimed the grants were to placate local politicians who were in open revolt against the tax. After the 2009 election, the NDP changed its position to support the carbon tax. Leader Adrian Dix has said revenues should go toward transit expansion or energy-saving upgrades in municipal buildings and operations. B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins promises to eliminate the carbon tax. Cummins emphasizes the disproportionate impact the tax has on colder and more remote parts of B.C., but has not yet specified if offsetting income tax cuts would be reversed to make up the revenue to the province. B.C. Green Party leader Jane Sterk has restated her 2009 policy of raising the carbon tax from the current $30 per tonne to $50 a tonne immediately. That would bring the tax to more than 10 cents per litre of gasoline. The Greens would also extend the tax to industrial process emissions such as cement kilns, and cancel the offsetting income tax reductions. The revenues would instead be used to fund transit and possibly energy retrofits for homes and other buildings. The recent focus has been on another climate program to make the provincial government and its agencies buy carbon offsets through the Pacific Carbon Trust. Facing criticism about transferring millions of dollars from school and hospital budgets to fund emission reduction projects in private industry, Lake announced in April 2012 that $5 million a year would be set aside from carbon offset payments to fund school district energy efficiency projects. editor@nanaimobulletin.com

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Carbon offsets beingg misused The audit of the Pacific Carbon Trust raises fundamental questions about the province’s claim to be carbon-neutral. Many have questioned the scheme which forces public agencies to pay funds equalling $25 per tonne of greenhouse gas emission to PCT, a Crown agency. The money comes from operating budgets of schools and hospitals. PCT in turn buys carbon offsets from private organizations, so that a wooded area in the Kootenays was saved from logging, in part through this agency. It is highly questionable to take money from classrooms and emergency rooms to buy carbon offsets. It makes more sense to give capital funds to various provincial agencies to physically reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. However, like many political programs, there is a large element of smoke and mirrors in this. The public is being told that government is reducing emissions, and some actually believe it. What is even more bizarre about this audit is that PCT and others that benefit from carbon offsetting were circulating information ahead of the release of the auditor-general’s report, and actively attempting to debunk it. Environment Minister Terry Lake bought into this, and said at a press conference “Who audits the auditor-general?” He clearly does not believe there is anything wrong with taking money from schools and hospitals and redistributing it to private corporations which, according to the report, would likely undertake programs to reduce emissions anyway. If the government has money it can put toward reducing emissions, it needs to put it toward actual projects within the public sector – not to private corporations and non-profits. Reducing carbon emissions is a worthy goal. Government has a role to play, but must do so in a way that is seen to be an effective and practical use of tax dollars. 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

Trust springs a greenhouse gas leak The Pacific Carbon Trust orches- change program. To make the B.C. trated a months-long campaign government’s operations ‘carbon of calls and letters to discredit a neutral,’ the government and all report from B.C.’s auditor genof its agencies were required to eral on its first two big carbon pay the trust $25 per tonne for offset projects, before it could be their carbon dioxide emissions released. from fuel use. Just as the audit report was In 2011 alone, B.C. universities about to be made public, the trust, paid $4.46 million to the trust. a Crown corporation created at B.C.’s 60 school districts paid a taxpayer expense, partotal of $5.36 million ticipated in the leaking the same year, and the B.C. of selected critical letprovince’s six health VIEWS ters to media outlets. authorities paid $5.79 Then the Speaker of million. Tom Fletcher the B.C. legislature, The money is supBlack Press Bill Barisoff, made a posed to go to projects final, clumsy effort to that capture carbon, delay the release of the thus ‘offsetting’ the report. heating of schools, the As soon as it was out, fuel burned by ambuEnvironment Minister lances and so forth. Terry Lake tried to The 55,000-hectdiscredit it by blusterare forest reserve is ing about all the highly known as Darkwoods. paid experts who swore up and The audit shows that the Nature down that a forest reserve near Conservancy of Canada decided in Kootenay Lake, and a gas flar2006 to buy it, using $25 million of ing reduction project near Fort federal taxpayers’ money. The deal Nelson, were bona fide carbon offclosed in 2008, the same year the sets worth $6 million of taxpayers’ Pacific Carbon Trust was formed. money. From 2008 to 2010, the trust The audit states in plain lanbought 450,000 tonnes of carbon guage, with charts and timelines, offset, based on independent that the $6 million was basically evaluations that all rested on the given away for nothing. I look assumption that Darkwoods would forward to further audits on this be clear-cut logged. carbon offset scheme, assuming Since the forest was already it survives after the May election, owned by Canada’s leading conserbecause these two projects aren’t vancy, this assumption makes no the only boondoggles. sense. Was the conservancy going The Pacific Carbon Trust was set to log it, or flip it to someone who up in 2008 as part of former prewould, after accepting $25 milmier Gordon Campbell’s climate lion in tax money to acquire it?

Legally, it could not. (I would add that the assumption that logging releases all of the carbon in a forest is also false. Lumber actually sequesters carbon longer than trees, which eventually die and rot.) The audit found a similar case against EnCana’s flare reduction program, which the company used on a number of wells before the trust started offering money. EnCana was saving money as well as reducing emissions without collecting offsets. Therefore, the audit concluded, neither of these projects was a credible offset because the emissions savings would have occurred anyway. Here’s the next Pacific Carbon Trust project that should be audited. In a complicated transaction, the trust bought offsets from something called the Great Bear Carbon Credit Limited Partnership. Yes, this is the world-famous forest on B.C.’s North Coast that was subject to a preservation deal hammered out between the Coastal First Nations, the B.C. government and three U.S.-backed environmental groups. That was in 2006. The offset purchases were in 2009 and 2010, years after detailed preservation areas were mapped and codified in law. Again, the trust paid for forest that was already preserved. ◆ Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca


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Floating bridge a solution To the Editor, Re: Conservatives float ferry tax credit, March 28. If anything should float, it should be a floating bridge to adjoin the mainland to Vancouver Island. Building a bridge with pillars is in no way an option to the depths of Georgia Strait. The only thinkable way is a floating bridge engineered in a way to overcome costs. If you look at the many cable-type pillar bridges of today holding up roadway spans hundreds of feet long in midair, this kind of construction is mega dollars. A cable system from a floating bridge to sea bed anchors makes more sense to control wave action and stabilize the entire length of roadway. Design and build the floating concrete structure spans similar to the new Okanagan Bennett Bridge costing $144.5 million and finished ahead of completion date. Just imagine driving 26 kilometres from Vancouver Island to the mainland in about 15 to 20 minutes and not having to wait in lineups, sometimes for

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A floating bridge from Vancouver Island to the Lower Mainland would eliminate the continually rising costs of operating B.C. Ferries, says letter writer.

hours for ferries. Traffic could flow 24 hours a day, commercial trucks could operate through the night. Not only would our tourism industry increase, tourists would come to drive on the world’s longest floating bridge. Using a concrete floating bridge with cable systems of this magnitude would be less costly to construct with less maintenance, no ferry fuel wastes, and environmen-

tal rewards. Provincial and federal funding could complete the highway across Canada at a cost of a few billion dollars. After all, in the last few years, the B.C. Ferry Corporation, as well as NDP and Liberal governments have wasted billions on ferries that have already been sold or sit idle at dock. Michael Mosdell Nanaimo

Buses necessary at Easter To the Editor, If one needs to understand the state of ‘civil service’ these days, one does not have to look any further than the bonehead move to not provide public transit on Good Friday. Yes, it is great for transit workers that the bus system takes a day off, but it leaves those who use the system with only an expensive alternative. I have my suspicions as to why this happened and do not accept any reason for it. It is a public transit system and when someone makes decisions that do not serve the public’s needs, then they cease to be civil servants. I pay taxes for the use and expect service in return and no buses on Good Friday is in no way serving my needs. David Lawford Nanaimo

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Honouring officer should be personal To the Editor, Re: Support shown for grieving Mounties, March 30. While my sincere condolences go out to those who are left to mourn Const. Willi Chou, I cannot understand why it is necessary for emergency service members from across B.C. to come to Nanaimo, presumably at taxpayers’ expense, to show their support for his family and Nanaimo RCMP detachment.

I can understand the family needing support, but the Nanaimo detachment? My father died the same way in 1973 and unfortunately, he was in Ireland and I was in Canada. Having no taxpayer support, I could not afford to go home for the funeral to add my support to the family at that time. Death caused by an aneurysm is swift, usually there is no warning and it is hard on those left behind. However, I would hazard a guess that the emergency service members from across B.C. did not know Const. Chou as well as the members of the Nanaimo RCMP and, to me, it would have been sufficient for the Nanaimo members to honour him and show their support for the family. Diana Walker Nanaimo

I first heard of the Kitimat refinery project concept from David Black a number of years ago. At the time I was skeptical of its chances. My initially negative attitude was based mainly on my experience of 10 years service on the board of directors of Imperial Oil. Since I was accustomed to the discussion of petroleum economics centered in Calgary, I saw no need for a refinery in Kitimat. That attitude was based on the fact that there had not been a new refinery built in North America in many years. And any needed increase in petroleum production was achieved by expansion of existing refineries throughout North America. But after my service with Imperial Oil, I went on to serve four years at Canfor which led to my nine visits to China in search of lumber markets. My exposure to the phenomenal expansion of China’s economy opened my eyes to the true merit of the Kitimat refinery concept. It made me realize that it would not be just another refinery relying on the North America market, but rather a refinery that would supply the vast appetite of China for petroleum products. The challenge will be to draw the attention of Asian investors who would see the value to this investment. It appears that Black, after many years of effort, is nearing an agreement that could provide the vast capital infusion needed to make this refinery initiative a reality. The appetite for oil products for all Asia will continue to grow and the Kitimat refinery is ideally situated to take advantage. Asian countries, especially China, are interested in securing sustainable supply of resources that will flow freely without undue trade barriers like surprises with taxes, regulations or tariffs. Canada has a good reputation as a free trade country that can be relied on as a dependable source of supply. Now is an opportune time to attract the vast investment needed to make the Kitimat refinery go ahead. Black, with his years of diligence,

deserves our appreciation for displaying the foresight and courage to invest his time, money and reputation to help bring along this huge initiative. The positive merits of the Kitimat refinery are so profound that this project is really beyond any political persuasion. Any and all supporters of NDP, Liberal, Conservative or even Green should see the tremendous benefits that would come to B.C. with this project. This initiative will involve the investment of billions of dollars. It’s hard for any of us to visualize a million let alone a billion of anything. So let’s look at the “on the ground” facts of such an undertaking for all of us in B.C. Let’s start with the big picture. When it comes to the benefits of a petroleum cycle from well exploration to the gas station, the jurisdiction that hosts the refining process enjoys a huge portion of the value addition to the raw material. For the refinery project, that would mean several thousand, mostly trade union, jobs for the multi-year term of the construction phase. It would also mean the creation of more than 3,000 permanent jobs for the operation and supply the refinery when running. This refinery would be processing 175 million barrels per year which means the tax revenue that could go toward health care, education, vital services for the disabled and elderly would be immense. But job creation and tax revenue is not the only desirable feature of the refinery. It also would provide much lower risk to the marine environment. The shipments out of the refinery would be finished product like aviation fuel, gasoline and diesel. Based on the huge positive impact this initiative could have on B.C., the question should not be if we want it, but rather how can we help make sure the petroleum world sees this as an attractive way to invest billions of shareholder capital. ◆ Jim Shepard is the retired president of Finning and Canfor, and past director of Imperial Oil.

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Community receives the ‘truth’ on wireless technology To the Editor, Thank you to the citizens, health-care professionals, businesses and organizations who initiated and sponsored Jerry Flynn’s

presentation, Wireless Technology: Nothing But The Truth. They gave people a chance to learn the history of microwave communication,

APPLAUSE opened the doors to informed dialogue and took a brave and honourable stance in

the face of extreme controversy. Thanks for starting a real conversation. To the 250-plus people who heard Flynn say, “It all started in

the 1950s when the Russians microwaved the American embassy in Moscow …” and who stayed for the rest of his riveting presentation of unbiased science, I say thank you for opening your minds and hearts to the hidden truths of our lives. Your donations allowed us to pay our expenses and contribute more than $900 to the class action suit against B.C. Hydro to be heard by the Human Rights Tribunal in November. What happens in B.C. affects the rest of North America, if not the world. To the organizing committee and other volunteers who gave their time, expertise and energy to make this happen, thank You all. As a team, we did an awesome job. Thank you most of all to Jerry Flynn for coming out of retirement and telling the truth about electronic warfare also known as wireless communications.

Thank you for your incredible courage and loyalty to Canada. Christel Martin Nanaimo

Citizens rally to save valley To the Editor, Many thanks to the 120-plus people who joined the Rally for the Valley March 24, braving chilly weather to show their support for protecting Linley Valley West’s fragile ecosystems. It was especially heartening to be joined by many advocates for other at-risk areas in Nanaimo that are important to the lives of residents and creatures who live here. Save Linley Valley West is committed to continuing to work towards protecting the more than 120 hectares of wetland, woodland and cliffs and ensuring a continuous habitat with the eastern side of Linley Valley, preserved a decade

ago by a similar citizen initiative. Thanks are also due to members of the media who continue to inform Nanaimo about Linley West and its potential for our city. Jennifer O’Rourke Save Linley e Valley West

Duck lovers show support To the Editor, Ducks Unlimited Nanaimo would like to thank all of its volunteers, guests, and donors who helped contribute to another successful dinner/auction March 23. With the support from our community, we continue to work on projects like the Buttertubs/West Marsh area. Anyone interested in being a partner in conservation or joining the Nanaimo committee, please e-mail kol.jepson@investorsgroup.com or call 250667-4518. Kol Jepson Ducks Unlimited Nanaimo Committee

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Fraudsters thrive on ‘embarrassed’ victims

“This investment will give you high returns with little or no risk – guaranteed.” “Act now, tomorrow will be too late.” “Don’t tell anyone else – then everyone will know about this loophole.” If you have heard any of these sales pitches, you should beware – they are a few common signs of scams or other forms of fraud. In 2012, the Canadian Anti-F raud Centre received nearly 39,000 complaints about mass marketing fraud, which cost Canadians more than $53 million. In addition, 17,000 cases of identity fraud or identity theft cost victims more than $16 million. In many cases, victims are too embarrassed to report fraud or even tell their family and friends they’ve been scammed. This only makes it easier for fraudsters to scam new victims. It’s time to do something about it, and learning how to spot a possible fraud is one of the most effective ways to keep us all safe. To avoid becoming a victim of fraud: ◆ Don’t share pers o n a l i n fo r m at i o n freely.

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can order it for free). ◆ Make sure websites are secure before transmitting personal information. ◆ Delete e-mails that ask for personal infor-

mation. ◆ Keep computer firewalls and spyware filters up to date. ◆ Keep your computer passwords safe. ◆ Be skeptical – if an

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– Mid Island Branch exists to promote mental health and support the resilience and recovery of people with mental illnesses through education, advocacy, research and services. But it can’t do it alone. If anyone has four hours a month to contribute on the association’s board of directors, and wants to do something that can change the community and change a life, please call Carol Keane at 250-244-4042, ext. 151, or e-mail a resumé to keane@island.net.

Program honours volunteers Nominations are now open for the Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards. The annual program celebrates individuals, nonprofit organizations and businesses that devote time and energy to improving the well-being of families and communities and deserve recognition for volunteer work. Seventeen awards are given at the regional and national levels and recipients are recognized at a ceremony or can identify a non-profit group to receive a grant. Nominations are open until April 15. For more information, please go to www.pm.gc.ca/awards.

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Friday ROYAL CANADIAN Legion Branch 256, 1630 East Wellington Rd., hosts a spring frolic dance beginning at 7:30 p.m. and featuring music by Blue Gambit. Tickets $10. Everybody welcome.

Tuesday SUPPORTING EMPLOYMENT Transitions hosts a free job fair crash course from 1:30-4 p.m. to prepare for WorkBC job fair on April 11. Register at 250-714-0085.

Saturday ISLAND WATER Fly Fishers hosts an open house and fly equipment swap and shop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Oliver Woods Community Centre. Lots of activities for adults and kids. Everybody welcome. For details visit www.iwff1.ca.

B.C. GOVERNMENT Retired Employees Association hosts a pot luck luncheon at 12:30 p.m., followed by a regular monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Fellowship Hall at 595 Township Rd. Guest speaker is Judy Hancock from Hospice on advanced health care planning. More information available at 250-722-3742.

BASTION CITY Wanderers Volkssport Club hosts a 10-km Parksville walk. Registration at 9:30 a.m. at TighNa-Mara Resort parking lot and the walk starts at 10 a.m. For more information call 250-756-9796.

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Ongoing WIDOWHOOD BEYOND Survival, a support group for people under 65 who are past the first anniversary of the death of a spouse, meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. 250585-6283 or 250-7224643 for location and details. HARBOUR CITY SENIORS Writers meet the first and third

Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bowen Park Complex, games room 2. A forum for all aspiring or published writers. To register phone 250-755-7501. PARADISE ISLE Seniors’ Drop-in Centre hosts pool and cribbage tournaments with soup and sandwich, noon Tuesdays and Thursdays at 201 Albert St. For more informationcall 250-754-9566 or

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e-mail paradiseisle_ nanaimo@shaw.ca. SPANISH CONVERSATION Club hosts its regular meeting from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Harbourfront Library. Practice your Spanish in a friendly and welcoming environment. Call 250753-1154 ext. 238 or e-mail ref@virl.bc.ca to register. MORRELL NATURE Sanctuary is looking for volunteers interested in nature and leading elementary school groups to explore the forest setting. Training provided. Phone 250753-5811 or e-mail morrell@shawbiz.ca for details.

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NANAIMO NEWCOMERS Club, for women new to Nanaimo, meets at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Church, 4235 Departure Bay Rd.

POPSICLE STICKS bridge building challenge begins at 11:30 a.m. at Country Club Centre. Kits at lotto booth for $2. Prizes for three strongest bridges.

Wednesday SUPPORTING EMPLOYMENT Transitions hosts a free job fair crash course from 9:30 a.m. to noon to prepare for WorkBC job fair on April 11. For details or to register phone 250-714-0085.

Monday NANAIMO FAMILY Life Association hosts its stress management workshop from 12:30-3 p.m. at 1070 Townsite Rd. To register or for more information phone 250-7543331 ext. 716.

WEDNESDAY MORNING coffee break, hosted at St. Andrew’s United Church, 311 Fitzwilliam St., goes from 10-11:30 a.m. Free coffee, live music by Willie Thrasher and Linda Saddleback. everybody welcome.

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managed to make her way out of the misery,” said Francis. “She was funny, witty and simply adorable. Really striking is that she also chose to be more than an artist. She committed herself to politics by working for the secret service, even risking her life for her beliefs and she somehow tried to give back the love she had received by her audience.” Besides creating electroswing songs Francis also raps and performs operettas on stage. She said she draws from a variety of influences for her music. She performs with swing band the Conn Stewart Hot Seven and DJ All Good at the Queen’s April 11. “I am totally excited to come to Nanaimo … We can’t wait to bring our ‘little family’ to the Island and swing with everybody,” said Francis. The show is a fundraiser for the Vancouver Island Crisis Society’s youth suicide prevention programs. Conn Stewart, from the Conn Stewart Hot Seven, said that many members of his band are donating their remuneration to the crisis society because they believe in supporting the crisis soci-

ety. He said that Francis’ music is a relatively new genre and is very accessible. The music is really starting to take off, he said. “She is kind of bursting on the scene,” he said, adding it will be interesting to see where the genre goes in a couple of years. He started his love affair with music two years ago when he learned to play tenor saxophone. He took lessons with Steve Jones and was hooked on creating music and decided to learn other instruments as well. “I decided this is what I want to do with my life because it was so immersive,” said Stewart. He said he’s glad to be part of the fundraiser and help raise money for the Vancouver Island Crisis Society. The event’s cocktail hour starts at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40/$30 students in advance from the Queen’s or $45 at the door. People can win a pair of tickets to see Alice Francis by clicking on the contests link at www.nanaimobulletin.com.

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Cougar Annie carved herself a home out of the wilderness of the Clayoquot coastal rainforest in the 1900s. Ada Annie Jordan earned the name Cougar Annie for her hunting prowess, having trapped more than 70 cougars in her lifetime. She was a woman of determination who created her homestead in a rainforest bog, opened

a remote post office and outlived four husbands. Katrina Kadoski brings her play, based on the settler’s life, to the Cedar Community Hall Saturday (April 6). The play covers Cougar Annie’s life from childhood to old age. During her senior years Cougar Annie went blind and rigged a rope system around her home to navigate around. Eventually the loss of sight forced her from the home and she died in Port Alberni at

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The play originated with Kadoski’s songs she created while working as a caretaker of Cougar Annie’s garden. It has evolved with the help of Ross Desprez and Kate Rubin and the Other Guys Theatre Company in Victoria. She travelled around the country interviewing people and gathering information about Cougar Annie’s life for the play. It includes a multimedia presentation about Cougar Annie’s

life. After the tale there will be a discussion about the settler. Kadoski said it gives people a glimpse of the sacrifices Cougar Annie made. “I would lovingly welcome anyone who has stories, especially if I haven’t heard them or if they had photos,” said Kadoski. Doors for the play open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door or in advance by calling 250-924-3405.

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Singing is a powerful influence on soprano’s life BY KATHRYN-JANE HAZEL

Like many vocal artists on Vancouver Island, soprano Skye Donald struggles to balance the requirement of earning a living and following her musical dreams. She jug gles r unning an alpaca farm in Errington with her husband, Randy, while working as a choir director at St. Stephen’s United Church in Qualicum Beach and performing. But maintaining the far m can limit the amount of time she can sing, which is why she welcomes the opportunity to perform with groups such as Nanaimo’s Malaspina Choir. “Singing is my calling. It’s one of my spiritual gifts. I have lots of interests and other skills, but none fulfill me like singing does,” she said. Donald is the soloist in Mozart’s Solemn Vespers of the Confessor for the Malaspina Choir’s concert, Jubilate, at the ET Family Church, located at 1300 Princess Royal Ave,

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Sunday (April 7). Born in Nanaimo and raised in Parksville, vocal music had been a powerful influence in Donald’s life since adolescence. It was, she recalls, the cruelty and kindness of others that led her to singing. The transition from elementary to middle school was brutal for

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EVENTS How We Camped exhibit runs at the Nanaimo Museum until April 27. THE LAUGH LOUNGE comedy night at Acme Food Co. Saturday (April 6). Featuring Wes Lord, Tristan Rynsewyn, Jim Maher, Brendan Barlow, Sirtaj Thiara and more. Performances at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tickets $10 available at Acme. NERDLESQUE presented by Naughty and Spice Burlesque Troupe Saturday (April 6) at Nanaimo Centre Stage. Doors 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets $20 advance or $40 for VIP tables available at www. naughtyandspicebur lesque.com. POEM GALLERY unveiling at the Nanaimo Harbourfront Library in celebration of National Poetry month, includes readings by local Poets. Sunday (April 7) 1-3 p.m. ANDREW GROSE performs at the Port Theatre April 11, 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices range in price from $25 to $30 depending on seating location and members/ students and senior discounts and are available by calling 250-754-8550, at the box office or www. porttheatre.com.

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SPRING FROLIC Friday (April 5) 7:30 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 256, featuring the Blue Gambit Show Band. Tickets $10. KING OF HEARTS Singles Club hosts its Spring Fling Dance at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 10 Friday (April 5) featuring Lazy Mike and the Rockin' Recliners. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15

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Superheroes and geeks join forces for show BY RACHEL STERN THE NEWS BULLETIN

Wonder Woman and SheRa are showing a little more skin than their usual heroic costumes reveal this weekend. The iconic characters will join other comic book heroes and pop culture icons on stage during a show, called Nerdlesque, by Naughty and Spice Burlesque Troupe Saturday (April 6). Nerdlesque is a sub-genre of burlesque that fuses the words nerd and burlesque together. It embraces popular movements among nerds and geeks that have been gaining popularity in recent years and pays homage to video games, TV shows and comic book heroes. “There will be Easter eggs for people that are big fans of the characters,” said troupe member Goldie Luxe. “There are a lot of inside jokes for the hard core nerds.” She said there is also a secret routine troupe members are keeping under wraps and to see what it’s all

about people have to attend the performance. The movement of Nerdlesque has also been gaining popularity with shows in Vancouver entirely based off video games and a show in Seattle dedicated to the Game of Thrones series, said Goldie Luxe. She said super heroes are appealing because they already have an established backstory. “It lends itself well to the comedy of burlesque,” she said. The Nerdlesque show is at the Nanaimo Centre Stage and is for people 19 years and older. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20/ or $40 for a seat at one of three VIP tables. VIP tables feature special extras like drink service and a bouquet of bacon flowers that aren’t available to other guests. Tickets are available in advance only from www. NaughtyAndSpiceBurlesque.com or troupe members. arts@nanaimobulletin.com

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Indiekör combines pop songs and choral music Indie-rock and choral classics combine for a high energy concert performed by one of Canada’s top youth choirs Sunday (April 7). Indiekör, a 68-member choir, features the Coastal Sound Youth Choir and special guests

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Vault hosts afternoon concert Bobbi Schram and Sarah Wood are singing in support of charity at the Vault Sunday (April 7). The concert is 2-4 p.m. and admission is by donation. Money collected will be donated to the 7-10 Club. For more information on Schram please go to www.bobbischram.com, for Wood go to www.my space.com/sarahmariewood.

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The Nanaimo Pirates, pennant winners in 2011 and even better in 2012, expect to be a premier team in the premier league again in 2013. The Hub City Paving Pirates step to the plate for their season opener Saturday (April 6) at Serauxmen Stadium against the Victoria Eagles. The start of a new B.C. Premier Baseball League season is always an exciting time for the Pirates and this year is no different. The team had an encouraging pre-season and now it’s brimming with energy to bring to the ballpark on opening day. “Things are going well,” said Doug Rogers, Pirates manager. “I’m happy with what I see so far as far as a completely new group of guys. They’re fairly close already.” There’s a good deal of turnover this year, with a sizable crop of guys moving up from junior and ready to take on everyday roles at the premier level. “It’s a higher level,” said Rogers. “You need to be tougher mentally at this level and you’ve got to be able to deal with failure a lot better.” There’s great potential, said starting

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Nanaimo Hub City Paving Pirates third baseman Owen Kelly, front, backed up on the play by shortstop T.J. Mah, fields a grounder during an exhibition game against the Victoria Mariners on Friday at Serauxmen Stadium.

pitcher Luke Skingle. He said the newcomers are catching on to Pirates baseball, so the rookies and veterans are becoming one team. “Knowing what the league’s like, we could be competitive,” said Braeden Mousseau, veteran catcher. “We have a great staff this year, we’re solid defensively and we’re scrappy at the plate.”

PITCHING The Pirates expect pitching to be a team strength. “That’s going to take us a long way and hopefully that will hide some of our inexperience,” said Rogers. R i g h t - h a n d e d ve t Skingle will get the opening-day start, and fellow righty Alex Rogers has added velocity in the off-season and will

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Senior B T-men get rebranded for new season Another lacrosse season will bring a new name, but the same high expectations for the senior B Timbermen. The city’s West Coast Senior Lacrosse Association club opens training camp today (April 4) at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. The DBL Timbermen will no longer be known by that moniker, as the team is in search of a new title sponsor. Shawn Swanson, the general manager of the senior B team, expressed nothing but gratitude for DBL’s longtime financial support. “There was quite a few years there where they carried the team,” he said. He hopes another business will see the value in backing Nanaimo senior B lacrosse. “It’s pretty big for a company to be seen as a community sponsor and also getting their name out there,” Swanson said. The GM said he’s as excited about this month’s camp as he’s ever been at this time of year because of his expectations for the 2013 senior B Timbermen. Swanson said the team will have as many as 21 returning players, in addition to some new recruits. The mix of veteran leadership and excitement for a new season could make for a productive camp. “Everybody’s expected to be in shape, but it’s very hard to get into lacrosse shape until you actually start playing,” Swanson said. “So the first session or two we’ll probably be focused on stick skills and just getting your legs under you.” LACROSSE TALK … For information about trying out for the senior B Timbermen or sponsoring the team, please contact Swanson at 250-619-8680. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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Championship-calibre hockey is coming to the city, and fans can get their tickets now. The Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup organizing committee announced that it is now selling single-game tickets for all tour nament games. The Nanaimo Clippers are the only team so far to have secured their berth in the tournament

as the host team, and the other four particants will be the champions of the B.C. Hockey League and the junior A loops from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Tickets for round-robin games cost $15 each, and playoff-round games are $20. A full tournament pass to all 13 games costs $159, or $139 for any BCHL season ticket holder. A tournament

pass for children 12 and under costs $99. The Clippers recommend that hockey fans wishing to secure the same seat for every game should purchase their tickets by Friday (April 6). Tickets can be ordered over the phone at 250751-0593 or at the Clippers’ office at Beban House at Beban Park. The tournament will be held April 27-May 5.


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Home park didn’t seem to hold any advantage for the VIBI Mariners, so now they’ll seek their fortune on the road. Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Baseball Institute continues its Canadian College Baseball Conference schedule with games Saturday (April 6) and Sunday in Kamloops against the University of Calgary Dinos and Thompson Rivers University WolfPack. VIBI (1-7) has lost three games by one run, and two more by two runs. It isn’t so much the fundamentals that are the problem, but the focus, said Jordan Blundell, M’s manager. “We have an opportunity to get a little better this week and go into the next weekend and do some things and hopefully re-establish what we are,” he said. “I don’t think we’ve played our best, for sure, so we’re still searching for that.” Jackson McCuaig, Mariners first baseman, said the team has experience recovering

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Mid Isle soccer club captures U21 cup The U21 Mid Isle Highlanders won the George Smith Cup last month in exciting fashion – a 3-2 final over Victoria’s Westcastle FC that took double overtime to decide. “Great feeling – the boys were excited,” said Larry Stefanek, the team’s coach. Connor Williams scored the winner off a free kick. Stefanek said the U21 Highlanders were created in part to give Vancouver Island University recruits a place to play.

“That was one of the reasons,” said Stefanek. “The other is it’s hopefully going to become the … prominent program for the top young players in our region to play on in the winter.” The U21 Highlanders had a phenomenal inaugural season in the Vancouver Island Soccer League, said their coach. “They worked hard, they love to play the game they have a passion for the game which is a huge thing,” he said. -with files from James Clarke

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from a slow start. “We went through the same problems last year. We went out on the road in Kamloops and we played really well and tur ned it around at this point last year,” he said. “It’s just a matter of sticking with it, sticking with our approach, keep working hard, keep doing the little

things that are going to put us there in the end.” GAME ON … All VIBI games are webcast live at www.vibaseball. ca. Saturday’s game against U of C is at 3 p.m. followed by a game against TRU at 6 p.m. Sunday the M’s play the Pack at 9 a.m. and face the Dinos at noon. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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With two games left, both against teams lower in the standings, the Hor nets have the inside track at second place and a home playoff match. The team is also optimistic because of productive training sessions lately and good player numbers. “ We ’ r e l o o k i n g strong at the end of the season, which is

great, because ultimately that’s the be all and end all, right?” asked Nick Scott, player-coach. “You finish on top, you play the finals and you take it home.” GAME ON … Saturday’s match is a 1 p.m. start at Pioneer Park … The Hornets women play the Brit Lions on the road that day in Vancouver.

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BATTING The Pirates pitchers say they don’t need to put too much pressure on themselves, because they’re anticipating plenty of run support. Alex Rogers said he thinks guys up and down the order can offer up good at-bats, make contact, hit for power and run the basepaths. Braeden Mousseau said the Pirates battle at the plate, and that will lead to offence. “It’ll be more getting guys on, put them in motion, play some small ball,” he said. “Productive outs is going to be a big thing for us – putting the ball on the ground in play and letting [opponents] make mistakes.” Alex Rogers is a top-of-the-order guy and rookie Zach Diewert has speed and power and could bat first, second or ninth, which Doug Rogers considers a sort of “second leadoff ” slot. Aidan Goodall will be the cleanup man, Brady Rogers will bat No. 3 or No. 5, and Bryan Borrelli will be another middleof-the-order hitter. DEFENCE The Pirates showed improvement in their defensive chemistry over the course of the exhibition season and will continue to work at it. Mousseau, catching most games, will have to be one of the leaders of the defence, and he’ll be backed up by Lee Martin. Brady Rogers returns as the everyday shortstop and he’ll share the middle of the infield with second baseman Shawn Arabsky. T.J. Mah will also play at second. Tristan Olsen slots in at third base, backed up by Owen Kelly. Borrelli will be the Pirates’

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Nanaimo Pirates pitcher Aidan Goodall throws a strike during an exhibition game Friday afternoon at Serauxmen Stadium.

first baseman, but the team also wants to get Goodall some innings there. Alex Rogers will be the usual centre fielder and Diewert will be an everyday guy in the outfield. Arabsky, Borrelli, Connor Jones and Mah are some of the others who will play outfield. OUTLOOK This year, just like the last two seasons, the Pirates have set a goal of 10 or fewer losses over the course of their 48-game schedule (they lost 14 in 2011 and 12 in 2012). “Our main goal is to finish first in the league…” Doug Rogers said. “We want to be in that mix at the end of the year.” Maintaining the standard they’ve set will be a challenge, he acknowledged, because when a young team gets in a

slump the losses can pile up in a hurry in the premier league. But the Pirates have built a winning program and they’re used to winning, and that attitude will help them in close games. “The Pirates have a history of being a contending team and we don’t expect anything less this year,” said Alex Rogers. GAME ON The Pirates and Eagles play Saturday (April 6) at noon and 2:30 p.m. at Serauxmen Stadium. Admission is $5 per game or $8 for a doubleheader. A season’s pass good for all 24 home games is $30; for information please contact game-day coordinator Ryan Smith at 250713-5801 or e-mail smitty1211@ hotmail.com. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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NCAA coach teaches b-ball An NCAA basketball coach will pass along knowledge to players and coaches next month in Victoria. Dustin Kerns of Santa Clara University will be at Pacific Christian Secondary School May 25-26, where he will lead coaching clinics from 9 a.m.-noon each day followed by player development camps from 1-4 p.m. Players ages nine-16 can participate. Some of the topics in the coaching clinic will be leading drills, developing shooters, and half-court principles. At the player camps, youths will work on passing, ball-handling, footwork, shooting and one-on-one play. For more info, visit www.sportvictoria.com.

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VIU athletics wins aggregate For almost a decade, Malaspina UniversityCollege forgot that the aggregate award even existed. Now there’s a seemingly permanent spot in Vancouver Island University’s trophy case for the hardware. The Mariners athletic program won the Pacific Western Athletic Association Aggregate Award for the seventh straight year in 2012-13. “We have a bit of a stranglehold on it at the moment,” said Bruce Hunter, VIU athletic director. PacWest athletic programs receive points based on how their teams finish in the regular-season standings and the playoffs. Those points are tallied to determine an aggregate winner. Malaspina/VIU has won the award every year since 2006-07. Before that, it hadn’t won since 1997-98. “Over the last few years we’re starting to see more and more of our programs move up to the top,” said Hunter.

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To submit sports news tips, scores, statistics and standings to the News Bulletin, please contact sports editor Greg Sakaki by e-mail at sports@nanaimobulletin.com, by phone at 250734-4623, by fax at 250-753-0788 or send a tweet to @BulletinSports.

Surrey Eagles (1) vs. Alberni Valley Bulldogs (3) Surrey wins 4-0 Game 1: Surrey 1 Alberni 0 Game 2: Surrey 3 Alberni 2 Game 3: Surrey 3 Alberni 2 (OT) Game 4: Surrey 5 Alberni 2 Victoria Grizzlies (1) vs. Alberni Valley Bulldogs (3) Alberni wins 3-2 Game 1: Victoria 3 Alberni 2 Game 2: Alberni 2 Victoria 0 Game 3: Victoria 4 Alberni 1 Game 4: Alberni 4 Victoria 3 (OT) Game 5: Alberni 3 Victoria 2 (OT).

Surrey Eagles (1) vs. Chilliwack Chiefs (2) Surrey wins 3-0 Penticton Vees (1) vs. West Kelowna Warriors (2) Penticton leads 3-1 Game 1: Penticton 6 West Kelowna 4 Game 2: Penticton 5 West Kelowna 1 Game 3: Penticton 5 West Kelowna 4 (OT) Game 4: West Kelowna 5 Penticton 4 (OT) Game 5: Thursday (April 4), South Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton Penticton Vees (1) vs. Salmon Arm (4) Penticton wins 4-0 West Kelowna (2) vs. Merritt (3) West Kelowna wins 4-1

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The creation of the new Dodge Dart has everything to do with both Chrysler/ Dodge and Alfa Romeo being a part of the Italy-based Fiat automotive group. Although the Dart and Alfa’s Giulietta share the same basic platform, the Dart has its own distinctive sheetmetal, interior and powerplant selection. It is also built at a Chrysler assembly plant in Illinois. The Dart’s importance can’t be overstated enough, since Chrysler hasn’t had a compact sedan in play for about seven years. The Dart name will probably resonate with older customers, although many younger car buyers will likely miss the connection completely. Turning a Giulietta into a Dart involved increasing the platform length by 30 centimetres and the width by five cm. The result, claims Dodge, is a car with segment-leading scale, beating small-car luminaries. The cabin design is a standout, with futuristiclooking gauges, non-traditional controlpanel displays and a unique storage area beneath the front passenger seat-cushion. Base Darts are pretty basic, but on par with others in the category. The options list incorporates air conditioning, heated steering wheel, driver driver-selectable selectable informa informa-

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With high gas prices, it’s no wonder that the demand for smaller (in some cases downright tiny) cars is growing. The recently arrived Fiat 500 is managing to cash in on that trend following a getting-to-know-you slow start. For 2013, the 500’s range of powerplants has expanded to include a new Turbo model. Although the top-of-the-line Abarth already comes with a 160-horsepower turbocharged 1.4-litre engine, the Turbo-branded 500’s output is rated at a more modest 135 horses. That doesn’t sound like much, but the number represents a one-third bump compared to the 101-horsepower 1.4. The Turbo’s visual cues include special front bodywork and body side trim, sport-tuned exhaust and exclusive 16-inch wheels. The Turbo joins the 500c Cabrio (convertible), which is actually just a folding fabric sunroof rather than a true drop-top. The bonus is that, unlike the Mini Cooper convertible, the 500c Cabrio doesn’t lose any trunk space, nor does its roof stack high around the rear seats to create blind spots. The 500 hatchback comes in Pop, Lounge and Sport trim

Type: Four-door tall wagon Base engine (hp): 2.4-litre DOHC fourcylinder (173) Optional engine (hp): 3.6-litre DOHC V6 (283) Layout: Front-engine, front/all-wheel drive Transmissions: Four-speed automatic; six-speed automatic (3.6) L/100 km(city/highway): 10.8/7.5 (2.4) Safety: Front airbags; side-impact airbags; side-curtain airbags; anti-lock brakes; traction control; stability control Weight (kg): 1,740

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Eileen was born and raised in Nanaimo, second daughter of Thomas & Mabel Wood. Eileen attended school in Nanaimo and later went to Business School in Nanaimo. She married her schooldays sweetheart, Joseph Frew in 1941 and celebrated their 70th Anniversary in 2011. Eileen was predeceased by her husband, Joseph; parents, Thomas & Mabel Wood; and sister, Dorothy Cook. She leaves to mourn her passing, her son, Ken (Barb); her daughter, Lorraine Fawcett (Bryan); grandchildren: Lisa Frew, Brent Frew, David Fawcett & Chris Fawcett, and numerous great grandchildren. She also leaves her cousin, Kathleen Saunders (Bob Saunders); h niece, her i Lona L C Cookk andd nephew, h Norman N Cook. Eileen will be sadly missed, but happily remembered by her many friends and family. As a young girl, Eileen enjoyed being in the Nanaimo Juvenile Orchestra and tap dancing. Shortly after her marriage, Eileen was a founding member of a sewing club which met weekly for more than 50 years. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the 2nd Floor nursing staff at Nanaimo Seniors Village for the long term care they provided for Eileen. There will be a celebration of life at the Dover Room at Nanaimo Seniors Village on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 2p.m. In lieu of owers, a donation in Eileen’s memory, may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society.

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Waklem, Margaret McKenna (nĂŠe Ritchie)

With great sadness we announce the passing of Marg, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Born in Glasgow, Scotland on April 2, 1926, Marg moved to Canada as a war bride after WWII and was a long-time resident of Nanaimo. She passed away peacefully on March 30th, 2013. Marg is survived by Walter, her loving husband of 67 years. She is also survived by children, Alf and Sandra (Hugh) McCormick; grandchildren: Deanna McCormick, Jody (Jack) Chaston, and Rory (Michelle) McCormick; great-grandchildren: Kyden McCormick, Casydee McCormick, Northrup Rainey, and Julie, Tyler, Rachel, and Alayna McCormick. Marg is also survived by nieces and nephews in Scotland, Alistair (Sheila) Ritchie, Stewart (Stephanie) Ritichie, Amy (Allan) McCabe, Ian (Pam) Ritchie, and Elizabeth (Richard) Ritchie. She is survived by nieces and nephews in Canada, Kathy (Cliff) Green, Bill (Eve) Smith, Darlene Dory, Karen (Glen) Lawrence, Michelle (Wayne) Hollman, Roger and Dennis Smith, and numerous great-great nieces and nephews. Flowers gratefully declined. Please make a donation in Marg’s memory to a charity of your choice. A Celebration of Marg’s Life will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 2:00-4:00 pm at the Wakelem family home. Sands– Nanaimo (250)753-2032

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Irene Louise Humpherville February 26, 1938 – March 29, 2013

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Our beloved Mom/Nanny passed away quietly on March 29th in the Palliative Care Unit of the 26, 1938She – Nanaimo Regional February General Hospital. was surrounded by the loving care of her March 29, 2013 family and friendsOur during her last weeks. beloved Mom/Nanny She is survived bypassed her son, Robert (Barb) away quietly on Humpherville of Nanaimo; her daughter, March 29th in the Palliative Care Unit of the Shannon Regional Friedrichs of Vernon; andShe 3 Nanaimo General Hospital. grandchildren who she simply adored, was surrounded by the loving care of her Tyson and & Toni Humpherville Nanaimo family friends during heroflast weeks. and Malachi Friedrichs of Vernon. She is survived by her son, Robert (Barb) The family would particularly like to Humpherville of Nanaimo; her daughter, acknowledge the trulyof outstanding care Shannon Friedrichs Vernon; and 3 Irene receivedwho at she the Palliative Care grandchildren simply adored, Unit, and our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Tyson & Toni Humpherville of go Nanaimo Robin Love, Friedrichs the oor nurses and hospice and Malachi of Vernon. volunteers for the kindness and compassion The family would particularly like to shown to her and us during her stay. care acknowledge the truly outstanding There will be a memorial service atCare the Irene received at the Palliative Kingdom 1064 Old Victoria Drive Unit, and Hall our on heartfelt thanks go to Dr. at 1:30Love, pm, Saturday, 6, 2013. In lieu Robin the oor April nurses and hospice of owers, for please make aand donation to the volunteers the kindness compassion charity to of her yourand choice in honour of Irene – shown us during her stay. she was all be about helping others! There will a memorial service at the Kingdom Hall on 1064 Old Victoria Drive at 1:30 pm, Saturday, April 6, 2013. In lieu of owers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice in honour of Irene – she was all about helping others!



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NANAIMO NEWS BULLETIN DRIVER NEEDED for Thursday, early mornings. Must have a valid BC Driver’s License and vehicle that can hold a fair amount of bundles. Please apply within the Circulation Department at 777 Poplar Street. Ask for Jessica. OWNER OPERATORS $2500 SIGNING BONUS Van Kam’s Group of Companies require Owner Ops. to be based at our Sidney or Nanaimo terminal for runs throughout Van. Island. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee beneďŹ ts package. To join our team of Professional drivers, email a resume, current driver’s abstract & details of truck to: careers@vankam.com or call John @ 250-514-2432 or Fax: 604-587-9889 Van-Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. We thank you for your interest, however only those of interest to us will be contacted.

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BOOKKEEPER Over sees the accounting function of the organization. Does all data entry & ensures accurate recording & reporting of ďŹ nancial information. Produces ďŹ nancial statements, analyzes ďŹ nancial information & provides advice on ďŹ nancial matters. Must be working towards a professional accounting designation such as CGA or CMA and must be at level 4 or more. MUST HAVE three (3) yrs recent related experience in a fund accounting environment. This position is 4 days/wk & wages will be commensurate with experience. Send resumes to council.qualicum@shaw.ca or fax 250-7579898. Only shortlisted people will be contacted.

SECURITY FOR your property/business. Exp’d & reliable. Has travel trailer to live on your property and caretake. Call Kevin at (250)758-3148.

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FULL TIME/PART TIME Class 1 or 3 driver with air, required immediately for Port Hardy. Bulk fuel/off road exp. an asset. Clean abstract. Competitive wage package w/beneďŹ ts. Send resume by fax to 250-949-6381 or email jdwork@ketacable.net NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

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MOVING Sale: 970-B Brechin Rd. Sat’s & Sun’s throughout April, 8am-2pm. Everything Must Go! Parking at Church. MOVING SALE: Sat, April 6th, 10am-3pm. 427-4th St. Antique furn, 60’s retro 3pc bdrm suite, 8-place setting Royal Albert dinner Set, Crystal, Carnival glass, etc. No EARLY Birds Please! N. NANAIMO. 5276 Catalina Dr., Sat & Sun, April. 6 & 7, 8:30 am. FINAL PURGE. Selling off years of collecting (china, glassware, red glass, punch bowls, vases, vintage salt/pepper, pictures, etc). Also great selection of household, some plants, garden decor and much more. RUTHERFORD AREA: Sat, April 6th, 8:30-Noon. 5644 Dustin Place. No Early Birds!

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

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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.

MUST SEE: 3 Bdrm, 1 1/2 Bath, sep. office with private entry nestled in Qualicum Woods. Just 5 mins to Village, beach, forest & 2 golf courses. Low maint. gardens, fenced backyard, offers privacy & peaceful surrounding. Lots of updates & reno’s, infra-red sauna in garage. $349,000.00 If interested call:250-594-5654 N.NANAIMO: 5bdrm, 4.5bath AND 1bdrm legal suite. Landscaped/fenced yard. Near beach, schools & shopping. Beautifully finished. Hardie planks exterior, dble entrance doors, 5-skylights, front & rear deck w/barbeque hookups, heat pump, 3 luxurious gas FPs. Beautiful ocean views. Furniture included. 6523 Peregraine Rd. $700,000. (250)758-4963 ✓★ FREE SELLERS✓★

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

YEARLY PERENNIAL Plant & Garage Sale! Sat, April 6, 8am-2pm. 2750 Barnes Rd. (Cedar)

REPORT 27 tips to get your home sold fast & for top dollar. 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.

MEDICAL SUPPLIES CAMPBELL RIVER Beautiful 1765sq ft. 3 bd/2 bth rancher on cul-de-sac. Large entrance, fam. rm. sun rm, open liv/din rm, 3/4” oak flooring, nicely landscaped, enclosed backyard, covered patio, sideyard RV parking with hookups, HEAT PUMP, 5 appls. $278,900.00. 250-923-7010

$200 REWARD for return of lost dog. “Peanut” Needs weekly medication. Much loved & missed senior’s pet. Black & grey mix, white paws & chin. Wandered from Chelsea home February 25th. (250)716-1410, 927-0733, or 250-228-2076

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

SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

4 WINTER snow tires, 5 months wear, as new. Asia Durun 195/50R15, on rims (off Asuna Sunfire). $250. (250)748-2070 60’S RETRO Bdrm Suite, 3-piece, $300; Antique living room chairs (2) $50 ea, Dining Rm table/4chairs, $100; Buffet, $200; Bookcase, $75; Roll Top Desk $75; Treddle Sewing Mach. $100. 250-753-0806

Comfortable, Cozy 2bdrm, 980sq.ft in 55+ Mobile Park. 6 appli’s, furniture. Lrg vine covered deck, fruit trees, garden space. Reduced to $75,000. Move in! 250-754-6436

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

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, owner’s manual & fitness guide, $450. Bell X spressvue PVR, $250. Full size ping pong table, collapsible, $50. Call 250-246-2238, 250-466-0323.

FURNITURE

BRAND NEW in box Buffalo Dental machine. Never used. $350 obo, bought for $600. Call (778)422-1909 after 6pm.

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

H.O. SCALE Model Train, 4-6-4 Hudson, made by Rivassi & track. (250)758-5073

COUCH, LOVE seat & chair, like new, never used, excellent quality, $175 obo. Call (250)757-8357.

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

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 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

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

QUALICUM, Very spacious 2 bdrm, 2 bath, Ocean view condo in 55+ secure complex. Close to Village. $395,000.00, Call 250-752-8065 for details.

HOUSES FOR SALE

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

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 floors & much more. On site RV Parking avail.(free). Priced to sell. $341,900, Call Daniel at 250752-5780.

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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

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 floors main areas. Immaculate. Immed. possession. $220,000. 250-338-8260

HOMES WANTED

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


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Thursday, April 4, 2013

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

TOWNHOUSES

MISCELLANEOUS FOR RENT

SUITES, LOWER

MOTORCYCLES

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

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N. NANAIMO 1bdrm, beautiful bsmnt suite. N/S, N/P. Private entry, prkng, utils incl. No lndry. $700/M + DD. Avail May 1st. Ref. req. 250-758-4963

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.

RENTALS

Rental Properties Available All sizes. All prices Visit our website

or call 753-8200

1 & 2 BDRM (Terminal Park Mall Hospital Area)

MOBILE HOMES & PADS

250-754-2936

BOUNDARY RIDGE: 1 or 2 B/R $660./$760. Free h/w, heat, free cable or net for 1 yr for new tenants. 616-1175. DOWNTOWN NANAIMO: Lrg 2bdrm, 1 bath, private balcony/ocean view, $800. 1bdrm also avail. N/P (250)729-1997

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, large 2 bdrms, 2 baths, 4 appls, N/P, N/S. Avail May. 1. $750/mo. Call (250)741-4699. LADYSMITH: 2bdrm apt. 55+ senior block, well maintained, 1000sq.ft., oceanview, drapes, new carpet/cabinets, W/D, F/S. N/P, N/S. Avail. April. $775+utils. 250-758-5816. LADYSMITH, LRG 2 bdrm, 2 bath, adult orientated condo, 5 appls, N/S. Small dog or cat ok. $1000 mo. Avail now. (250)246-2238, 250-667-7107. LONG LAKE MANOR, 3108 Barons Rd. 1 bdrm, close to all amenities. 250-751-134. LUXURIOUS 2BDRM, downtown condo. Ocean view. HW floors. Free WiFi. N/S, N/P. $900. 1 (250)754-2207 MODERN 2 BDRM near VIU. Laminate floor, new counter. Free heat. Bus stop in front. April 1 or May 1st. $800+. (250)754-4605. NANAIMO: 1275 Dufferin Cres Renovated 2 Bdrm from $750/mth. Call 250-740-1002

NANAIMO- 30 Cavan St., lrg 870 sq ft view suite, completely reno’d, hrdwd flrs, new fixtures & granite tops, new appls, elevator, secure prkg, locker, lrg deck, NS/NP. Avail May. 1. $850. 1-604-720-0775 NANAIMO. SPOTLESS, quiet 1 bdrm ground floor with Peeka-boo water view, April 1st. Close to ferry, town, seawalk. Intercom, elevator. Free hot water. N/S, N/P. Ref’s. Call Mark or Don 250-753-8633.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES DEPARTURE BAY, quiet 2 bdrm 4-plex. Partial views, on bus route, covered prkg, lam/tile flrs, heat/hot water incl’d, N/S, N/P firm. Avail now, $690 mo. 250-802-1900.

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WESTWOOD LAKE. Large 2bdrm suite. F/S, W/D. N/P, N/S. Quiet location, avail. immed. $850./mo + utils. 250585-7769.

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APARTMENT/CONDO

Quiet building with security cameras. Free storage & parking. New balcony, paint & carpet. Small pet ok. Avail Now & April. 1 From $645 plus.

NORTH NANAIMO- lrg windows, grd lvl 1 bdrm, 1000sq ft, high ceilings, 3 appls, utils, cable, wireless incld. Parking. $850. N/S. (250)816-4719.

#100-319 Selby Street

CASSIDY 25’ 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 3651 DEPARTURE Bay Rd- 4 bdrms, 2 bath, $1500. Call Ardent Properties, 250-7530881. www.ardentproperties.com

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

TRUCKS & VANS

SUITES, UPPER 3-BDRM ACROSS from Aquatic Centre. Fenced yard. $1100 mo inclds heat, hydro & A/C. N/S, N/P. Avail May. 1st. Call (250)753-8797. COOL CHARACTER 2-bdrm home. Lrg kitchen & living rm. W/D, clothesline, 5 min walk to VIU & pool. Veg garden, N/S. $800 + utils. (250)754-9774.

1987 BIGFOOT (11.5’) and truck. Roomy, comfortable, clean interior. Queen & Dble beds. Good shape. 1 owner. $9,000. (250)758-2067

N.NANAIMO EXECUTIVE 3bdrm +den, 2baths, 6 appli’s, gas FP, laundry, patio, fenced landscaped yard. N/S, N/P, $1,300 +utils. Available now. (250)729-9263

TRANSPORTATION AUTO FINANCING

COLLEGE HEIGHTS: 3 stories, 4bdrm +2bdrm suite, 6baths, 3 living rooms, 3 kitchens, double garage. Great views. 250-753-0160

1995 G10 CHEVY cargo vanV-6 Vortec engine. $2500. Call (250)746-8182. 1997 31ft Embassy Motor Home Ford 460. Good condition no smoking, no pets, under 80,000 km. $17,000. 250-338-6837

1999 Ford F150, long box, V6, 4 wheel dr., new brakes/tires. $6500 firm. (250) 715-5412

GABRIOLA ISL, 2bdrm. May 1st. Sunny 1/2 acre Asphalt Rd., property. Private, cleared back yard. Close to Folk Life Village, and ferry. $700/mo. 1-yr lease. 250-247-9583.

1997 PLYMOUTH Camper Van, pop up roof, clean, fridge, stove, furnace, new Michelin tires, etc. $7900 OBO. 250715-6482, 250-746-8936

LADYSMITH 3 bdrm, 2 storey home, D/W, small yard, NS/NP, $895 mo. Avail April. 15. Call 1-250-248-4816. NANAIMO- 3 bdrm home, with 1 bdrm suite. Call 250716-6811, 250-753-4749. glomarmanagement.com

2003 FORD, F150 Supercrew Ltd, 4x2. 70,500 km, one owner, 5.4 V/8 engine, 4 speed auto trans. with od, towing pkg, canopy and running boards, 4 wheel disc brakes with abs, charcoal gray int, speed control, tilt steering and more. $11,900. 250-248-0587

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

OFFICE/RETAIL

ROOMS FOR RENT NORTH NANAIMOfurnished, hrdwood flrs, south, on bus clean N/S $500 or $780 inclds (250)816-4719.

2003 TITANIUM Glendale RV. 33 ft, Blocked & skirted in Parksville resort in a large fenced yard. Complete with fire pit & large shed. Unit is fully furnished & ready to move in. $26,500 or reasonable offer. Call 780-910-7838 Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

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SHARED ACCOMMODATION S.NANAIMO, FURNISHED room, garden level, suits quiet responsible male, no parties, Wifi, phone, cable, hydro, W/D incl’d, $450. (250)247-9196.

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

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

$39,900 BUYS A BEAUTIFUL Class A 29’ Motorhome, in ex cond., ready to go. Also avail tow vehicle 2003 Chev S10 $7,900. 250-746-7808

NANAIMO- 1 BDRM suite, self-contained, $600. Call 250-716-6811, 250-753-4749.

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

BOATS

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

HAMMOND BAY area- new, level entry large 1 bdrm suite, own entry. NP/NS. 4 appls, laundry & hydro incl’d. Avail April 15. $700. 250-729-0313. 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.

2005 EXT. Venture Van, garaged, 90,300 km’s. Original Owner. Excellent condition. $8,900. 1 (250)758-2078

MARINE

SUITES, LOWER

DOCKSIDE WAY- spacious 2 bdrm walkout suite, 5 appls, quiet tenants, gas F/P. NS/NP, $950 heat & electricity incld. Avail April. 1. 250-667-1032.

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. $11,900. Call (250)743-0910.

25 foot class C Chevy Flyer motor home. 1995, 350 cu.in., 163,000 Km. 1 rear bed, 3 swivel seats, cruise, A/C. $18,000. 250-245-5973.

SPORTS & IMPORTS

1BDRM, PRIVATE entry, W/D, quiet Hammond Bay neighborhood, ocean view. N/P, N/S $700. (250)585-4588 BACHELOR, GROUND level. Close to VIU. 5appli’s.May 1st. $650 utils incl. (250)714-9090

1983 GMC 1/2 ton pickup, 4x4, 6.2 diesel, auto. Good condition. $2695. ALSO: Tool box with tools $95. (250) 7467888 1985 GMC Flatdeck, 3 yr old propane system but motor worn out but still running. $800. (250) 749-4362

NORTH NANAIMO 3bdrm, sep. entry, fully furn, utils incl. N/S, N/P. 250-619-8686

CENTRAL. MODERN Bright 3-bdrm. W/D, garage. N/S, N/P. $1275. (250)585-2235.

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

HIGH quality travel trailer. 2011 Surveyor Sport SP186, little used, new condition. For info call (250)743-6686 or visit www.quitsmokinghelp.ca/trailer/

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

BLOWOUT 2007 DRV Dbl Tree Suites, 36TK3, exc cond, huge living, U-kitchen, king master, superslides. $39,995. www.beautifulrv.net 250-6185138. Truck also avail for sale.

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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

Rare 37’ Bertram Cruiser. $59,000, will consider trades. Survey, pictures, contact info go to: www.bertram37.info 250-758-7105

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

the new sears nanaimo

same location. great new everything else. Grand Re-opening April 13th It’s our Grand Re-opening, and we think you’re going to love the changes. What kind of changes? Well, how about super helpful staff. Shops with more brands. And prices that aren’t pricey. Plus, the first 100 customers through the Rutherford Road entrance will receive a free Sears Cash Card worth up to $500.† So come on in. And don’t worry, Nanaimo. There’s enough new for everyone.

Scan the code or visit Sears.ca/newsears for more details.

†1x$500, 5x$100, 94x$20 Cash Cards will be randomly distributed. While quantities last. No purchase necessary. Limit 1 per family. Cash Cards redeemable Saturday, April 13 to Tuesday, April 30, 2013 toward purchases at Sears Canada and are not redeemable for cash or credit. Some restrictions apply. See Cash Card for details. 2013 Sears Canada Inc.

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April 04, 2013 edition of the Nanaimo News Bulletin

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