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Deep Bay residents are deeply divided over a proposed development in the community that would see the housing density of the area skyrocket. That division, coupled with what was expressed by some residents as a deep distrust of the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN), turned out to be a potent mix at a special meeting with Deep Bay residents and RDN director Bill Veenhof at the Bowser Legion Tuesday night. The proposed Deep Bay strata development by Baynes Sound Investments would see 386 residential units and an RV resort with 292 units, along with park space, trails and a community building. Moderator Robert Legatt was well aware of the tension Tuesday among the approximately 70 people at the meeting, making a plea for civility prior to getting down to business. “We’re all neighbours here,” he said. “Keep it friendly.” Veenhof, the RDN director for Area H (Deep Bay-Bowser), said he needs to remain neutral on the issue, noting there are many people in favour of the development, as well as many opposed. “I made a couple of motions that moved the Baynes Sound application down the road, and some of you are not for that approach,” he said. “It’s a fine line to navigate. Just because in some situations I’m not for you doesn’t mean I am against you. The last thing I can be seen as is a shill for Baynes Sound Investments.” Veenhof said he plans to remain neutral throughout the process until a survey is held in the community. At that time, he said, he will take a stand. See SURVEY, page A9

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WHAT’S OLD BECOMES NEW: The old Ken-Dor Garden Centre building at Wembley Mall was being torn down Wednesday by contractors Parksville Heavy Equipment as work continues preparing the site for a new Save-On Foods store.

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Issues causing ‘distress’ Councillor still intends to introduce motion calling for RCMP involvement JOHN HARDING editor@pqbnews.com

The resolution of issues at the fire hall should be an “extremely high priority” for council and senior management at Qualicum Beach town hall, Coun. Bill Luchtmeijer said this week. “Just about everyone I meet on the street wants to talk about the fire hall,” Luchtmeijer told The NEWS on Tuesday. “It’s something the community is talking about indepth. It has caused an undue amount of distress amongst the public. “The sooner we resolve this the better it will be for the health and well-being of the community.”

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Luchtmeijer was asked what he thought were the next steps in the process, now that the entire Fire Service Report has been made public. “It’s an extremely high priority in the town,” he said. “There is going to be pressure on to see senior management in both the town hall and the fire hall address the issues and rectify them. And that goes for council too.” Luchtmeijer said he believes council’s role could be to make changes to the town’s Fire Services Bylaw, which was passed into law before the fire department had full-time, paid members. See DEPARTMENT, page A9

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stArtinG Point Fire hall info meeting set for Monday in QB The Town of Qualicum Beach will be hosting a public information meeting regarding the proposed fire hall at the upcoming regular council meeting. The council meeting starts at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 22 at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, 747 Jones Street. According to a news release from the town, the public information meeting will include a presentation on the proposed fire hall by the architecture firm, Johnston Davidson Architecture and Planning Inc. The presentation will focus on the space needs and site development options for the proposed fire hall. The public will then have an opportunity to ask questions following the presentation and to view the presentation boards denoting site analysis, site studies and options, according to the release. “As a major project proposed for the community, we want to update residents on where we currently are in planning for a new fire hall,” said the town’s Director of Engineering Bob Weir. “Staff and presenters will provide information about the preferred site and field questions from residents.” — NEWS Staff

Correction

Doreen Warren was not identified correctly under a photograph on page B5 of the April 9 edition of The NEWS. The story below the photo (‘Celebrating 20 years’) may have left readers with the impression the Nanoose Bay Art Group provides ongoing financial support to the daycare next to Nanoose Place. This, The NEWS has been told, is not accurate. The NEWS regrets the errors.

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Parksville is buying a new fire truck, three years after originally planned. With two councillors absent, the rest of council unanimously supported the $474,978 lowest of three bids, going with Abbotsford’s Hub Fire Engines which supplied one of its current vehicles.

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THURSDAY SPOTLIGHT: People, places and issues of the Parksville/Qualicum Beach region PARKSVILLE DENTIST DOING HIS PART TO END SLAVERY IN NORTHERN AFRICA

A fight for those of all faiths A fundraising dinner and silent auction is scheduled for the Christian Fellowship Centre on May 3 NEIL HORNER news@pqbnews.com

When the American Civil War ended in 1865, it meant the end of slavery in the United States of America. Many see the institution of involuntary servitude as a thing of the past, but Parksville dentist Dr. Wiegand Dyck knows that, tragically, this isn’t the case in other parts of the world. “Slavery is still going on,” Dyck said. “It’s alive and well. It’s particularly bad in Sudan — it stands out — but slavery is a problem in several countries in northern Africa, such as Mauritania, Mali and much less in Egypt.” He cites the example of Nyibol Deng Gang, a female survivor of slavery in South Sudan, who was abducted along with other children from a marketplace, repeatedly gang raped and beaten so savagely by her master that her kidneys were damaged. Another young lad, he said, was tasked Slavery is a problem in several countries in north- by his master with ern Africa, such as Mauri- picking hibiscus tania, Mali and much less leaves. “He got them in Egypt.” wet and because Dr. WieganD Dyck of that, along with not saying his prayers with enough passion, he was hung upside down and had peppers rubbed into his eyes until he was totally blind,” he said. “Another young lady said she saw two slaves of her master beheaded right in front of her because they had done something wrong and then the master looked at her and said, ‘realize what happens if you ever try to escape.’” The plight of these innocents, he said, put the fire of righteousness in his heart and he decided to get involved in a push to stop the abuse.

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To this end, he joined a group called Christian Solidarity International, which works to free enslaved people throughout the region. That group, he said, is holding two events in Qualicum Beach and Parksville to raise both funds and awareness about the issue. The first event is a fundraising dinner and silent auction at the Christian Fellowship Centre on Friday, May 3, at 6 p.m. The event will feature modern-day abolitionist Pastor Heidi McGinness, who has worked to free slaves in Sudan for the past eight years. Christian Solidarity International was founded in 1977 in Switzerland

by pastor Hans Stuckelberger and has worked tirelessly to expose religious persecution and battle against the institution of slavery. Although the event is being presented by a Christian organization, Dyck stressed it is open to people of all faiths — or lack thereof. “If you have the heart to fight injustice, I don’t care if you are a Hindu or a Christian or an Atheist,” he said. “Let’s get behind this and help the enslaved people so they can exercise their human rights.” He noted the group is still looking for high-end items to present at the silent auction

“We are looking for things like furniture, exercise equipment, cars, jewelry and businesses that can donate to the cause,” he said. “Even if someone is not able to attend, they can always write a cheque directly.” Tickets for Modern Slavery in the Sudan are $35 per person or $60 per couple and can be purchased online at modernslaverysudan.evenbrite. ca, or drop by Dr. Dyck’s office at 124 Middleton Ave. in Parksville. The event is sponsored by the Christian Fellowship Centre. The second event is an informal presentation on Saturday, May 4 at the Quality Inn Bayside in Parksville, from 1-3:30 p.m. This is a free event.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING A development application has been submitted to the Town of Qualicum Beach for property located at 250 1st Avenue, Qualicum Beach andOF you are invited to joinMEETING NOTICE PUBLIC INFORMATION A development application has been submitted Qualicum-Parksville Kiwanis Housing Society to the Town of Qualicum Beach for property located at (the Applicant) at a meeting to discuss the application st 250 – 1 Avenue, Qualicum Beach and you are invited to join and proposed development. Qualicum-Parksville Kiwanis Housing Society (the Applicant) at a meeting to discuss the application and proposed development.

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Lot 1, District Lot 78, Newcastle District, Plan 27288 The meeting is being held by the Applicant in compliance with Town of Qualicum Beach policy. The applicant will present details of the application and proposed development, Lot 1, District Lot 78, Newcastle District, Plan 27288 receive input from members of the the Applicant community, and respondwith to questions. The meeting is being held by in compliance Town of Qualicum Beach policy. The isapplicant will presenttodetails of thewithin application proposed This notice being distributed residents 50m and of the subjectdevelopment, property. receive input from members of the community, and respond to questions. If you would like more information, contact the Town of Qualicum Beach, This notice is being distributed to residents within 50m of the subject property. If you atwould (250)like 752-6921 or C.A. contact Designthe(Agent forQualicum the applicant) telephoneor more information, Town of Beach, at by (250)752-6921 (250) and/or your questions and(250) comments to and/or the meeting. This C.A. 752-2222 Design (Agent foror thebring applicant) by telephone 752-2222 or bring your is questions not a Public required legislation. will receive a report frombystaff andHearing comments to theby meeting. ThisCouncil is not a Public Hearing required legislation. receive a report staff relating issuesthe raised at the meeting relating issuesCouncil raised will at the meeting and from will formally consider application at a anddate. will formally consider the application at a later date. later

PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS IN PARKSVILLE

Applicants may be forced to demonstrate need Under new policy, organizations that sell liquor or food would not be exempt

portion of a property used for non-profit activities would be exempt and it would exclude organizations that sell liquor or food. Mayor Chris Burger pointed out that council still has discretion, since it is a “permissive taxation” policy. The second part of the proposed policy would cap the total exemptions at 1.55 percent of the city budget, compared to about 2.5 percent in 2012, which would mean a gradual reduction from $250,000 to $180,000 over several years and then adjusting according to the overall city budget. Council sounded supportive of the policy, clarifying that organizations like the SOS Thrift Shop would still be eligible for an exemption because profits go toward its public services, but as the questions continued mayor Chris Burger changed direction. “OK I’m getting a little uncomfortable and I’m sensing some confusion around the table,” Burger said. “I’d make

a suggestion to send it back to staff to evaluate.” “I don’t have any objection, but I think my committee did a tremendous amount of work on this and they’re feeling, unanimously, that these changes should be made,” Greir said. “And if we’re going to have any austerity program we’re going to have to make some strict rules and at the end of the day it’s going to hurt some places and they’re going to have to pick the slack up some other way.” “I’d rather not rush this through since it’s not time sensitive,” said Coun. Peter Morrison. “I’m not getting the sense from council they don’t like what they hear,” Burger said when Greir started to sound defensive about the motion. “I think the committee did a tremendous job, don’t misconstrue it as an insult.” With only Greir opposed, council sent the motion back to staff to review the policy and report back to council.

After a near death experience, KidFest is back on track and was granted approval for use of Community Park council Monday night. “I just have to say how pleased I am,” said Councillor Carrie Powell-Davidson, “The call went out in the media

and the community responded. This event was so close to getting cancelled and I’m really tickled at the help that has stepped up and enabled this event to go forward.” The 21st annual event was saved when volunteer directors and coordinators stepped up at their AGM in March. The family fun and informa-

tion day which attracts hundreds of people every year is now set for Sunday, Aug. 18, the final day of the Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition. Details are yet to be confirmed, but it usually includes dozens of vendors, community booths and live entertainment.

The City of Parksville reminds residents the first public budget deliberation meeting will be held today (April 18) at the civic centre. The meeting is at 5 p.m. is

a chance to discuss the draft 2013 municipal budget currently before council and the city says it is looking for input. There are many other ways to contribute watch and com-

ment online at www.parksville.ca, e-mail communications@parksville.ca, comment at facebook.com/cityparksville or tweet @cityparksville. — Auren Ruvinsky

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Parksville city council considered adopting their advisory committee’s new permissive taxation exemption application policy, but sent it to staff for review first. Committee chair Coun. Al Greir presented the policy guiding which non-profit organizations could apply for property tax exemptions. It was written by Greir and four citizens, a committee formed last summer. The new, two-part policy would adjust the application criteria, including adding a requirement to demonstrate both financial need and evidence of working towards self sufficiency. In additon, under the new policy, only the

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EARTH DAY CELEBRATIONS

Events throughout region Little Qualicum River great place to start NEIL HORNER news@pqbnews.com

Earth Day cake and fun will be served at noon on Saturday, April 20 at the Qualicum Beach Town Hall square followed on Sunday with an easy two-hour walking tour to Canada’s third tallest Sitka Spruce tree in the Qualicum Beach Salmon Forest. “Environmental displays, face-painting, and fun from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. will be highlighted by the cutting of the Earth Day cake at noon on Saturday,” said Annette Tanner, organizer of the event. “The yearly Earth Day tour on Sunday, to Canada’s third tallest Sitka Spruce will showcase the globally identified sensitive ecosystems within the 60-hectare Little Qualicum River floodplain forest.” The Town of Qualicum Beach purchased 3.5 hectares of the forest as protection for

the drinking water wells for the town. Island Timberlands owns the remaining 57.5 hectares that the community has been working for 13 years to protect as a Regional Park. The Little Qualicum River is known as one of the most popular fishing and wildlife viewing rivers that supports all seven species of salmonids. Meet at 1 p.m. at the junction of Kinkade Rd. and Old Island Highway, next to Riverside Resort in Qualicum Beach. The tour is by donation, with proceeds going towards the RDN’s acquisition of the remaining 57.5 hectares of the Salmon Forest, as a regional park. For more information contact Annette Tanner at 250752-6585. That’s not all that will be taking place on the Earth Day weekend however. The North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre is also planning to celebrate.

The fun kicks off on Sunday, with volunteers staffing biofact tables and giving guided tours. As well, glove trained birds available . This family-friendly event is being held at no charge. Organizers noted that the Beach Club is sending out volunteers to help with the festivities. In Fanny Bay, the Sierra Club is organizing an event called Letters from Ground Zero on Saturday, in a bid to solicit letters of support against a proposed coal mine in the area. On April 20 we celebrate Earth Day,” said Sierra Club chairperson Mike Bell. “This year we have an exciting opportunity to help our Comox Valley neighbours save our environment from an immediate and looming threat — the proposed Raven Coal Mine. It is a clear and present danger.” The event is slated to run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Fanny Bay Community Hall.

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Come celebrate Earth Day with the Friends of French Creek at Hamilton Marsh. Bring the whole family to check out the marsh. Kids can scoop water critters with a pond net and learn all about what they find. They’ll become certified bug detectives with certificates signed by the head “Marsh Rat”. By donation. Hamilton Marsh is five minutes from Qualicum Beach. Travel straight out Memorial Dr. from Qualicum Beach. Keep going straight under the main highway. Memorial becomes Hwy. 4. Turn right at the bottom of the first hill onto Hilliers Road S. and follow the signs.

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WELL DONE: The Qualicum Beach Legion presented Neil Horner, the assistant editor of The NEWS, with a certificate of appreciation last weekend. That was just one of the many awards given out. Awards went to Kari Tiitanen, Jack Maclean, Don Taylor, John Humphrey, Barbara Sinclair, John Klaassen, maria Tittanen, Lynn Maclean, Loan Lane, Edward Acott, Bob Drinkwater, Gil Hopkins, the Town of Qualicum Beach, Jim Blanchard, Christine Ross, Joan Wiese and Shirley Layman. Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medals were also awarded to Wilma Stevens, Norm Woodcock and Jim Diack.

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The intersection of Church Road and Highway 4A is about to become safer with the installation of a new traffic signal. The move comes in light of a significant increase in traffic volume and a number of automobile crashes in the past. “This new traffic signal will increase safety at this busy intersection,” said Parksville-Qualicum MLA Ron Cantelon. “It will give drivers a smoother ride en route to their destinations.” The work, slated to begin in May and end in late June, will also include some minor shoulder paving and painting and will cost approximately $200,000. — NEWS Staff

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“That survey will be binding on me,” he said, stressing that if people are strongly in favour or opposed to the plan in the survey, he will take that position to the RDN board. That didn’t sit well with some of those in the packed Legion hall, who noted that Veenhof only has one vote at the RDN, meaning he could easily be overruled by the majority of the board. Although he conceded this could be the case, Veenhof stressed that a rural area director has a great deal of pull on the rest of the board when dealing with issues confined to their region. “I just have one voice, but it’s a pretty strong voice for Area H issues,” he said. “They generally go along with the director for a director’s area. If I’m armed with the results of the survey, it makes it much more difficult to go against it.” Veenhof found himself forced to defended the RDN board after several comments that seethed with distrust of the elected body. “I haven’t seen one scintilla of evi-

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ing the April 8 meeting and the town also sent a news release saying the current fire chief was not yet appointed when the alleged incident occurred. Luchtmeijer, a former member of the RCMP, said Tuesday he had a “little bit of concern” with both the nature of that release from the town and the fact Westbroek called the RCMP without a motion from council instructing him to do so. As for the timing of the alleged illegal incident, as cited in the town’s news release regarding when the current fire chief’s start date, Luchtmeijer told The

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km. At Oceanside Place, in the parking lot behind the Pond, there will be food and drinks, singing by Jessica Kelly, information tables and prizes. This event is co-hosted by the Oceanside Cycling Coalition. For more information, contact RDN Parks at 250-248-3252, 1-888-828-2069, www. rdn.bc.ca; or visit www.oceansidecyclingcoalition.ca. — NEWS Staff

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“The fire department is very different now than when the Fire Services Bylaw was created,” he said. At the April 8 meeting of council, Luchtmeijer said a long-standing crisis at the fire department had become a public safety issue and requires RCMP involvement in regards to an alleged incident. He said he would bring a motion to council April 22 stating the “RCMP be informed of the alleged incident and all relevant evidence be turned over to them as soon as possible.” Mayor Teunis Westbroek said he called the RCMP the morning follow-

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certain phrase comes to mind when we watch and listen to the residents, bureaucrats and politicians of the Parksville Qualicum Beach region debate issues. Rule of law: that individuals, persons and government shall submit to, obey and be regulated by law, and not arbitrary action by an individual or a group of individuals (duhaime.org). Without it, there is anarchy. By no means do we profess to be legal experts, but we believe this is a fairly simple and fundamental concept. If a developer comes to a town or city and proposes something that is clearly in contravention to the rules of a bylaw or bylaws, the project can and should be rejected until such time a bylaw is changed, or a variance is granted, by a duly-elected body. Conversely, if a developer comes to a town or city and proposes something that is well within the rules of the community, it is irresponsible to reject that project. In fact, it’s not only irresponsible, it can become expensive for taxpayers if the matter is pursued through the courts. Even beyond that, if someone proposes something and is playing by the rules, it’s an affront to the rule of law to reject that proposal. Just like in business, municipalities should be straight shooters in all their dealings. The alternative is chaos and simply a terrible, immoral way to operate. Councillors and mayors can retire, choose not to run again or lose an election. Different factions can take control of councils and make/change the law. That’s democracy, something many good Canadians have given their lives to protect. However, the law today is the law today, period. If a municipal bylaw says all new buildings have to be painted purple, well, all new buildings have to painted purple — it’s the law until it is changed. Thankfully, only elected people get to change the law in this country, whether it’s related to how much you can water your lawn or how much time must be spent in prison if convicted of murder. The alternative — unelected people changing the laws of the land without a mandate from the electorate — is scary. There are good people who are experts in their fields (planners, judges) who can suggest or even force he hands of the elected folk to make changes to the law, but in the end it’s up to those who were legally elected who should always have the final say. — Editorial by John Harding

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Letters It’s a monstrosIty Why, when they consider themselves to be the saviours of the Qualicum Beach community, do the members of the cabal of three (councillors Dave Willie, Bill Luchtmeijer and Mary Brouillette) seem to be so intent on getting themselves un-elected at the next civic election? And why do they continue to ignore the wishes of the majority, as embodied in the Official Community Plan, (OCP) when they were elected as representatives for the community as a whole, and not just the developers? I have yet to talk with a local citizen who favours the plan for the empty lot by the town hall. Most people call the proposed building “monstrous” (the nicest word among the words chosen to describe it). Few would argue that this lot should not be developed, but to replace an eyesore with an even worse eyesore is unconscionable. It is patently out of proportion to all nearby developments, including the town hall. Moreover, this building does not fit the local ambiance, something that the residents of Qualicum Beach treasure, but that the three councillors apparently scorn. However, as things appear to be signed, sealed, and delivered, the most we can hope for is that this proposal is a bargaining position, and that to mollify the local citizenry the developer can lop off a storey. Regrettably, that would still leave a hugely ugly building in a prime location in the town.   A thank you must go to Mayor Teunis Westbroek and Coun. Scott Tanner for op-

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quIte a coIncIdence We have been living in Qualicum Beach for almost 12 years and during that time the lot beside the town hall has been empty and I don’t recall ever reading or hearing about any plans or proposals to develop it. Well, the ink is barely dry on the new height restriction bylaw that the three musketeers forced on us and we have a proposal for a four-or-five-storey condo project, complete with architect drawings and plans that I’m sure took some time to prepare. But I suppose that’s just a coincidence .    Barney Feenstra Qualicum Beach

IcBc was not slIck On the morning of Tuesday, April 9, my daughter was involved in a serious head-on car crash due to an oily diesel slick left on the Corcan Road underpass. The oil diesel slick was from a commercial truck I’m told. It was more than 14 kilometres long, from Meadow/Corcan Road to Oceanside and down the street where the truck was finally pulled over and attended by police. My daughter had no way of avoiding this slick as she came down the hill and around the corner. She had no brakes or steering at this point due to the amount of diesel on the road and hit another vehicle in the opposite lane. Yet she has been made the scapegoat. Where is the justice?

We are getting the run around with ICBC and we were told if we don’t like their ruling, we can take it to court. As a student, it was hard enough to buy a car and her own insurance, and now she is supposed to chase everybody at her own expense through the courts? She needs a car to go to school, work and university this September. Meanwhile, the truck driver who allegedly caused this massive spill and accident walks away. I’m told the clean-up bill has been given to ICBC. If my daughter is responsible for the operation of her car, why isn’t the driver of the commercial vehicle held responsible for the proper maintenance of his commercial truck? If ICBC accepts the claim for the spill’s clean-up, why not my daughters claim? After exhausting all avenues with the insurance company and police, we were told to go chase the insurance company or get a lawyer which goes back to: what can a 17-year-old girl afford to pay? The consequences for my daughter are dire: no car, no transportation to and from work or North Island College and a huge blotch on her driving record that will make her insurance not affordable for the next three years, and literally a pain in the back to go with it all. I am looking for anyone who might have information or photos regarding the driver/ owner of the vehicle. I would sincerely appreciate hearing from anyone else that also had an accident or had to have their car brakes serviced as a result of this incident. Please help me find justice for my daughter and contact Susanne at 250-738-0782 or e-mail dieselslick@outlook.com.

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letters John Harding’s editorial in the April 11 edition of The NEWS touched some vital issues. Yes, we do have some excellent candidates, all of which deserve to win. But to what end? I have heard nothing so far on four elementary concerns which dominate the legislature and are seriously damaging our economy. There is a tacitly agreed vacuum, where there should be boiling debates. Our debt now exceeds $50 billion, doubling in the last decade even though huge provincial assets have been sold off to try and balance a budget heavily distorted by usurious interest — there is no other word — while 80 per cent of total interest charges are off-budget so that they don’t attract too much public attention. No plan exists for extinction of these debts — they just go on growing in a numbing silence while necks are broken to try and show a ‘balanced’ budget. The electoral system itself is heavily dysfunctional and regularly disenfranchises millions of voters in ‘owned’ constituencies across the country. For these folk, it is simply a waste of time voting. Lip service is regularly paid to the problem but nothing is done. Our federal government itself, with a handsome majority of votes actually cast (and being a spokesperson for the nation, no less) was established by a mere 25 per cent of the electorate because huge numbers had not enough confidence that their vote would count for anything and stayed at home. Again, there is silence. The totally-accepted system by which purchase of influence is effected by very large donations to parties is a disgrace to a democracy. Large donations from wealthy people and corporations (with tax rebates of course) effectively buy policies and sway legislation, making small donations from earnest party supporters pretty much irrelevant. Why is this pernicious system tolerated? Listen hard — you hear nothing. And the very existence of tax havens is an insolent finger to all those whose tax is deducted at source, and to integrity itself. There should be great penalties for such malarkey, but it doesn’t get a mention. I think our able and pleasant candidates need to do some elementary research on what

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I see commercials on TV that I believe are telling lies and mistruths and have no bearing on the costs that governments bear for whatever reason. One such reason is that during the 90s, immigration to B.C. over a five-year average was 88,487 additional residents per year, which is more than twice the average from 2001 to 2006. This  caused infrastructure costs to balloon in order to accommodate these additions, such as schools, police, social networks, hospitals, highways such as the Inland Island Highway and the two additional lanes to the Port Mann bridge. Remember the 1990s when you could get an operation without waiting six months or a year? If the government of the day was so bad, then why did so many people come to British Columbia? And when they talk about bad times here in the late 90s, how soon we forget the drop in the Japanese yen, which devastated our trade with the Pacific Rim countries. The Liberals have even had to change their own law that required no deficit budgeting. When these commercials talk about the reduction in taxes, don’t people realize we are paying more in the form of tolls for medicine, health care and, for a few years, even down to parking fees in our own beautiful parks.

The Lighthouse Community Centre Society would like to thank the Qualicum Beach Lawn Bowling Club for their kind donation of carpet bowling equipment from their marvellous newly expanded facility on Jones Street.

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tinues in Schooner Cove this weekend, with the kickoff of their annual Bay Race on April 21. The following weekend will see the club hold their Spring Single Handed Race.

• April 18 was just another day at war in 1941, but a tally of the ships lost at sea give an indication of just how tough those days really were. The British Science was sunk in the Kithera Channel by Luftwaffe aircraft on that day, but all the crew were rescued by HMS Hero. The Greek ship CHios was bombed and sunk off the coast of Eretria by Luftwaffe aircraft. The Royal Navy ship HMS Fiona, an armed merchant cruiser, was bombed and sunk by Junkers JU 87 aircraft, with the loss of 53 crew. The Greek cargo ship Fokion was bombed by Luftwaffe aircraft. The Italian cargo ship Franco Martelli was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean by the Royal Navy’s HMS Urge. The Greek cargo ship Moscha L Goulandris was bombed and damaged by Luftwaffe aircraft and was later beached as a total loss. The Vorpostenboot of the Kriegsmarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay. Finally, HMT Young Ernie. a Royal Navy trawler, collided with another vessel in the Tyne and sank.

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The volunteers behind the Dashwood Fire Department Head Shave for Cancer are eager to spread the word about the fast approaching event. “This is our eighth annual head shave, Saturday, April 28 at the Dashwood Fire Hall on the corner of Island Highway and Hobbs Road from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.” said longtime organizer Harvey Twidale. They will have the same two barbers, Evelyn from Evelyn’s Barber Shop and Cheryle from the Bayside Salon on hand to shave anyone looking for a spring cut,

or just to take part for a good cause. The 40 member volunteer department has raised over $33,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society in the previous seven head shaves. Started by a member honouring his family that had encountered cancer, Twidale notes, the event has always been about family in various ways. They have many families who shave their heads together with participants ranging from age six, well into their 80s. Aside from actual family, Twidale said the department and entire community are

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The late Val Cue was eager to raise awareness about lupus and this year’s Parksville Warriors Walk for Lupus will help carry her message.

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Dawson, Douglas Hart

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May 19, 1938 - April 14, 2013

Douglas Hart Dawson (May 19, 1938 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; April 14, 2013) Doug passed away peacefully at Victoria Hospice, after a very long and brave battle with Parkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Disease. Doug was predeceased by his loving wife of 46 years, Louise, his parents Richard and Christine, brothers Richard and Alan, and sister Pearl. He is survived by children Cathy (Doug) of Victoria, BC and Kevin (Pam) of Rigaud, QC and his grandson Sam of Rigaud, QC. He will be missed by many friends in Hudson, QC and Parksville, BC, colleagues and business acquaintances worldwide as well as extended family in Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, BC, and England. A special thanks to Dougâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friend Bill who visited him every week. Many thanks and big hugs to the staff at Halliday House (Catherine, Caroline(s), Gayla, Jennifer, Jessica, Judith, Irene, Millie, Sue, Wendy) who loved and cared for Doug, held his hand, comforted him, and gave him dignity. They were like family to him and he adored them with all his heart. And finally, to all the nurses and doctors at NRGH and those at Victoria Hospice who cared for him in the end. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Dougâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name to Halliday House. Address: 188 McCarter Street, Parksville, BC, V9P 2G6. A celebration of life will take place at Halliday House on Saturday, April 20 at 12:30pm.

Veronica â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ronnieâ&#x20AC;? Joan Connor Oct 11th 1922 - April 13th 2013

Ronnie passed away peacefully at the palliative care facility in Nanaimo in her 91st year. Predeceased by her husband, Jack; brother, John; and sister, Sheila. She is survived by her sister, Mary. Dearly beloved by her son, Paul (Gillian) Connor , grandson, Ben (Cydney), and granddaughter, Jacquie (Patrick) Hole . Whether in Bomber Command in the WAAF or in postwar Palestine where she met her husband Jack, or later as a secretary/bookkeeper, Ronnie always had class and fashionable poise, balancing hard work with fun and laughter. Ronnie and Jack retired to Qualicum from England in 1988 and enjoyed their family, golf, bridge and friends until Jack was cruelly affected by a stroke. Ronnie then became a leader in the Stroke Recovery Club until Jackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death in 2005. Unfortunately she too suffered a stroke in the same year and regardless of her struggles she remained at home at the Gardens and took great comfort in her family, friends and caregivers. The family would like to thank the staff at Halliday House, the Gardens, and particularly Mary, Joan, Angela, Terry and Dorene for their love and support.

A Funeral Mass will be held at the Catholic Church of the Ascension, 887 Wembley Road, Parksville on Friday April 26th at 1:00 pm. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Ronnieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory to the local stroke recovery club. To send a condolence to the family please visit www. yatesfuneral.ca YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

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PLACES OF WORSHIP

PLACES OF WORSHIP

QUALICUM BAPTIST CHURCH 600 Beach Road Qualicum Beach

IN MEMORIAM GIFTS

INFORMATION

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE BC Help Tomorrowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Families Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; leave a gift in your will. legacy@rmhbc.ca

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING EVENTS BRADLEY CENTRE Members & guests. Pancake Breakfast April 21,2013. 8:30-11:30 am CALL FOR ENTRIES 11TH ANNUAL Kitty Coleman Woodland Art & Bloom Festival. Fine Art and Quality Crafts Juried Show. Presented in a spectacular outdoor setting May 18,19,20 Applications for Artisans are available at woodlandgardens.ca 250-338-6901

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God still heals and is the kindest person youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll ever meet! Join us on Sundays

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

WORSHIP SUNDAYS 10:30

SCENT FREE

6:30pm

At the Salvation Army Church

on the Alberni Highway, near the Rod & Gun.

All welcome! More info at:

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FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

LOOKING FOR Artisans for the Parksville Beach Festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Art in the Park event July 27 & 28 (11am-5pm). $50 for 2 days or $30 for 1. Register online at www.parksvillebeachfest.ca

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999 Shearme Road, Coombs

NEW to the area? Call for your FREE package of info, gifts & greetings. Bev: 250-248-4720 PV Ann: 250-248-3390 QB Pat: 250-248-7119 PV The most Famous Baskets in the World! www.welcomewagon.ca

LOST AND FOUND FOUND: KEYS; 6 keys with 4 distinguishing fobs on it. Call Community Policing Office at (250)752-2949 to claim. LOST: DARK brown leather wallet on Sat. April 6th, between the News and Cha Cha Java Coffee house. If found please call 250-739-3311

LEGALS

PROPOSED ROGERS TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITY 45 METRE MONOPOLE STRUCTURE PROPOSED STRUCTURE: As part of the public consultation process required by Industry Canada, Rogers is inviting the public to comment on a proposed telecommunications facility consisting of a 45 metre monopole tower and ancillary radio equipment. LOCATION: 891 Drew Road, Parksville, BC V9P 1X2 (PID: 007-561-547). COORDINATES: Lat: 49° 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 21.15â&#x20AC;?, Long: -124° 22â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 52.61â&#x20AC;? ANY PERSON may comment by close of business day on May 25, 2013 with respect to this matter. ROGERS CONTACT: Further information can be obtained by contacting Kiersten Enemark Standard Land Company Inc. Agents for Rogers Suite 610 - 688 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC V6B 1P1 Tel: 1 (877) 687-1102 Fax: (604) 687-1339 Email: commentsbc@standardland.com

Location of Telecommunications Facility

LOST SINCE March 1st. from Dingo Rd, Coombs. My name is Lexx, I have a tattoo in my right ear with the numbers WC2S, and I am neutered. If you see me, please call: 250248-5095 or the Mid-Isle Veterinary Hospital: 250-752-8969

TRAVEL GETAWAYS LONG BEACH - Ucluelet Deluxe waterfront cabin,sleeps 6, BBQ. Spring Special. 2 nights $239 or 3 nights $299 Pets Ok. Rick 604-306-0891

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Market Share Increase Leads to IMMEDIATE Requirement for SALES PROFESSIONALS at Vancouver Island’s Largest RV Dealership

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Are you currently doing well in Sales but want to grow your prospects and your income? Arbutus RV can offer you the opportunity of selling BC’s Biggest RV Inventory through a 5-Dealership network. We will provide stable year-round work, endless opportunities for growth, income and advancement plus bonuses and benefits. You provide a strong sales background, a positive friendly attitude, a desire to succeed, a willingness to be on a continuous learning program and a genuine desire to help our customers. If you are up to the challenge and see growing your successful career in sales with Arbutus RV, please forward your résumé to nanmanager@arbutusrv.ca.

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HELP WANTED

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MEDICAL HEALTH

HAULING AND SALVAGE

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE / RECEIVABLE Clerk Haylock Bros Paving Ltd is looking for an experienced Accounts Payable/ Receivable/Payroll Clerk. Main job duties include: Processing all payables - Processing all receivables - Job costing and invoicing - Customer relations - Account Reconciliations. Candidates must have a comprehensive understanding of business systems, banking, control procedures and relevant accounting experience. This position requires advanced level computer skills using MS Office and Accounting systems such as Adagio and Paydirt. Please reply to: dm-hbp@shaw.ca with your resume and cover letter.

ASSISTANT HEAD Groundskeeper needed, F/T, (experience helpful) for Arrowsmith Golf Club in Qualicum Beach. Please email resumes to:

HEALTH DIRECTOR required by Kwakiutl Band Council in Pt. Hardy, VI. Enquire for job description /apply to Casey.Larochelle@kwakiutl.bc.ca or fax 250-949-6066 by midnight on April 30, 2013. P/t (0.7 FTE), salary commensurate with experience.

FOOT CARE in your home by certified foot care nurse. 35 years experience. Vets approved. Marg, 250-954-8259.

JUNK TO THE DUMP. Jobs Big or small, I haul it all! I recycle & donate to local charities. Call Sean 250-741-1159.

ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATOR, F/T- OHS McLane is excited to announce we are looking for a F/T administrator to assist with our growing Real Estate business. Must have exceptional computer and communication skills. Please send resume to andrewmclane@shaw.ca

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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN required at Jenner Chevrolet in Victoria BC. Rare opportunity for a top performing, quality & customer focused team player. Email: mgray@jennerchev.com CLUXEWE RESORT Mgr. required by Kwakiutl Band Council in Port Hardy to manage cabins, campground and restaurant. Enquire for job description or apply to manager@kwakiutl.bc.ca or fax 250949-6066 by midnight on April 12, 2013. F/T. Salary commensurate with experience. EXPERIENCED FLORIST is required by Parksville Flowers By the Sea, week starting May 6 Mother’s Day, possible future employment. Call Betty (250)954-3627. GARDEN MAINT. P/T approx 20 hrs/wk. Flex hrs & days. Commercial weeding exp. preferred. Transp. required to get to site & carry hand tools. Wage according to exp. Age not a factor. Forward resume to elcare1@shaw.ca GROUNDS MAINT. F/T start immed. Must have exp. mowing & trimming commercially was well as driving standard shift truck & towing trailer. Wages according to exp. Must be reliable, clean cut & able to deal w/customers while working. Age not a factor. Resume to elcare1@shaw.ca INSULATOR TRAINEE, $12$20/hr depending on exp. Must

have drivers license & able to work in crawl spaces & attics.

Job is based out of Parksville. Fax resume to 250-248-4952.

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

FLOORING SALE Over 300 Choices

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THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Coastal Certified Hand Fallers-camp positions • Coastal Certified Bull Buckers • 980 Operator-Dryland sort • Grader Operator • Line Machine Operator • Heavy Duty Mechanics Fulltime camp with union rates/benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to office@lemare.ca.

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD LINE COOKS at Lefty’s Restaurant’s in Parksville & Qualicum Beach. Experience preferred but willing to train anyone hard working with a passion for food and a positive attitude. Please apply in person to Chris or Phil at either location.

GISBORNE Industrial Construction Ltd is looking for journeyman millwrights for a 5 week project in Chemanius 40hr a week @base wage of $34hr. Start April 29th and end May 31st 2013. Supply own tools. Please send resumes to Greg Martin via fax or email: 1-604-522-0425 or gmartin@gisborne.com

PERSONAL SERVICES FINANCIAL SERVICES

LANDSCAPING

WILL DO basic income tax including small business. Reasonable. Call (250)752-5209.

CLEANING SERVICES ALL CLEAN House Cleaners. Exp. Reliable & Insured. Please Call: 250-668-4642 or email: info@allclean4you.ca EMERALD MAID SERVICE Residential / Commercial Cleaning. Call 250-248-3923 QUALITY HOUSEKEEPING, QB area, ref’s. CVA approved. Reasonable rates. Call Donna Lee (250)738-0990.

COMPUTER SERVICES BUYDENS Computer Services Offering PC Repair and Personal Tutoring From Nanoose to Deep Bay

Call Kevin 250-240-7372

Friendly in home Mac/PC support and lessons. Certified tech, 15 + years experience making technology approachable and easy to understand. All my work is guaranteed. Call

DRYWALL Taping/ Texturing/ Painting. Reno & Repair Specialist. 30 years of fast friendly service. Wayne 250-752-4658 QB

It’s so easy to get started... Call Becky

250-905-0017

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NOW HIRING

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MEDICAL HEALTH CERTIFIED REGISTERED EXPERIENCED MALE CARE AIDE Providing In Home.. Palliative Care/Respite Dementia Care/Respite Security & peace of mind ** Excellent References** Please call/leave message 250-752-5547

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)951-0010.

PAINTING A STROKE ABOVE Painting. Commercial & Residential. Interior/Exterior. WCB, liability insurance. All jobs warranted. See what we can do! Dave 250-248-0335, 250-240-2310. A1 QUALITY PAINTING

Experienced-Insured-References

I love to paint! (250) 248-8450.

Scott @ 250-821-1994.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Arbutus Lawn Maintenance Experienced, Insured, Reliable 250-927-4730.

O.K. THE HANDYMAN Painting (int / ext), power washing, yard clean up, stacking/chopping fire wood & odd jobs. 250-947-5970

GARDENING

A paper route is about so much more than money. These days kids want and need so many things. With a paper route they not only earn the money to buy those things, they also gain a new respect for themselves. They discover a new sense of confidence, power and control by having their very own job, making their own money and paying for their own games, phones and time with friends. After school Tuesday and Thursday. And even better... there are no collections required.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

HOME CARE NURSE required by Kwakiutl Band Council in Pt. Hardy, VI. Enquire for job description / apply to Casey.Larochelle@kwakiutl.bc.ca or fax 250-9496066 by April 30, 2013. F/T, salary commensurate with experience. Good benefits.

HELP WANTED

GIVE THEM A PAPER ROUTE!

WAYNE’S HAUL-AWAY. Will haul away unwanted whatever. Small engine repair, Bondable, Call 250-752-1639.

HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC Duncan, BC- we are looking for a Full-time Heavy Duty Mechanic. Duties will include maintenance to logging trucks and logging equipment. Wages & benefits as per USW Coast Master agreement. Please fax resume to 1-604736-5320 or email: kenfraser@telus.net

TRADES, TECHNICAL

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

VI SI T

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

ACCOUNTING/ BOOKKEEPING

Does joining one of Vancouver Island’s Industry Leaders, with a 25-year history of success, seem like an opportunity too good to miss? Do a competitive compensation package, monthly bonuses and a benefit program appeal to you? If yes, Arbutus RV has a place at their Nanaimo Airport Location for you! This opportunity is immediate and the perfect candidate will have a proven and successful sales management history along with a drive to excel. Although RV experience is ideal, candidates with a strong automotive background will be considered. The successful candidate will work closely with the Branch Manager and effectively play a leadership role in guiding the Sales Team to continued and expanding success. Please submit your résumé in confidence to gbreckon@arbutusrv.ca.

HELP WANTED

PERSONAL SERVICES

Complete Lawn Care, Maintenance, Irrigation, Pavers, Ponds, Electrical Work, Plumbing, Handyman Service, Power Washing, Gutters. Call anytime

(250)752-5815

TREE PRUNING HEDGE/SHRUB MAINTENANCE Call the qualified specialist... certified Garden Designer/Arborist

Ivan 250-758-0371 WES-COAST YARDBIRDS. Lawns, Gardens, Yard Cleanup, Hauling. Pressure Washing, Irrigation, Carpentry. Tree Pruning, Topping, Removal. Please call 250-752-9444.

HAULING AND SALVAGE ALL TYPES of hauling. Small loads, garden waste, construction debris & junk. Call Ron 250-757-2094, 250-228-1320.

Small Island Painting

Interior ~ Exterior FREE ESTIMATES. (250) 667-1189 SPRING SPECIAL! Call Poirier Painting! Residential / Commercial / Vinyl Siding / Driveway Power Washing/ Driveway Sealing. Fully insured, Free Estimates. Call Dan #250-240-3528. WCB

PRESSURE WASHING PRESSURE WASHING, Reliable & insured. Call for a free quote: 250-668-4642

RUBBISH REMOVAL PHONE ANY day. We will Haul Away. Call anytime at 250-468-5733, 250-607-7991.

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE APPLIANCES

BELLEVUE RECONDITIONED APPLIANCES Sales & Service. FULL WARRANTY. Large Showroom

1040 BELLEVUE ROAD Parksville 250-248-8251 COMMERCIAL STAND-UP Kenmore freezer, frost free, white, energy star, excellent working condition. $200. Call (250)927-5797.


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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

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FREE ITEMS

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FREE ENTERTAINMENT centre, light oak, 54hx48wx22dâ&#x20AC;?. You pick-up. (250)752-7853. FREE TOW Away of unwanted vehicles. We also pay $Cash$ for vehicles of value. Call anytime. Norms Towing & Salvage 250-757-8911 or 250954-7543 (cell).

QUALICUM BEACH. Sunday, April 21, 12-4pm. 4-drawer filing cabinet, sound system books & bookcase, vinyl records, discs, sheet music, lamps, kitchenware, household linens, ikea shelving,misc. hardware. 516 Hall Road. Rain or Shine

FUEL/FIREWOOD COASTAL MOUNTAIN FIREWOOD- Call 250-468-9660. 1-866-768-8886 (Nanoose). SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

WHISKEY CREEK, 3515 Hebert Rd. Sat. & Sun. April 20 & 21 (9-4). Tools, plants, books, snowmobile pants, jackets & helmets, girls mtn. bike, large household items. Something for everyone, Rain or shine

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

GOVERNMENT STYLE CAMP FIREPITS $100 ~ without grill $150 ~ with grill

Steel plate & sea containers avail

Steve 604-792-3434

(Chilliwack) targetjackiesales@gmail.com

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? KING SIZE (white) box spring & soft top mattress. Like new. $280. obo. Call 250-594-3919 UPRIGHT PIANO in wood (walnut). Excellent dition by J.D. Langelier matching bench. $1200. 250-752-0005.

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FURNITURE

PLANTS/NURSERY STOCK

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

QUALICUM BEACH, 365 Dorset Rd. April 20-21 (9-4) Trees, shrubs & perennials. Wholesale prices. Call 250752-0176

GARAGE SALES BOWSERQUILT Fabric Sale- fat 1/4 bundles, bolts of fabric. Fri, Apr 26, 9:30-4pm. 5529 Deep Bay Drive. BRADLEY CENTRE, 975 Shearme Rd., Coombs. Apr. 21, 2013, 8:30 - 11:30 AM COOMBS, 1260 Penfold Rd.(off Winchester Rd. ) Sat. April 20 (9-2) Tools, household items, work benches, compressors, shelving, pine hutch, motorcycle workbench...

ESTATE SALE! 481 Balsam Street, Qualicum Beach Wed. April 17th 10am to 3pm Thurs. April 18th 10am to 3pm Fri. April 19 10am to 1pm HOSTED BY SMART MOVE Check out our Website for photos

www.smartmoveservices.ca FRENCH CREEK: 751 Woodland Dr., Sat and Sun, 9am3pm. House furniture and garage sale. Rain or shine. GARAGE SALE Qualicum River Estates, 1356 Meadowood Way. Saturday, April 20th, 10am to 2pm, 2 family combined sale. Lots of Misc. items. Follow signs from Baylis Rd. to past Meadowood Store. Rain or shine. PARKSVILLE, 1030 Bellevue Rd. Sat. & Sun. Apr. 20 & 21 (8-4). Estate Sale, tools, furniture, household misc.,plants. PARKSVILLE, 133 Acacia St. South. April 20 (7-3:30). From household to furniture & everything in between. PARKSVILLE- 646 Brice Ave. Saturday, Apr 20, 9am-2pm. Household items, lots of tools, books, records, lawn mower and more. PARKSVILLE, 806 Gaetjen St., Sat, April. 20, 8am-12pm. Furniture and much more. Some items from grandpas basement. PARKSVILLE, 946 Kasba Circ. Sat. Apr. 20 (8-11)& Sun. April 21(9-11)Appliances, furniture, household items. QUALICUM- 850 Rupert Rd. (Airport end). Sat. April 20, 8:30-2pm. Huge Garage Sale! Garden tools, dahlia bulbs, linens, small furniture, Country Rose china, DVDs, household & more! QUALICUM BEACH, 1014 Miraloma Dr.(Chartwell) Sat Apr. 20th, 8-12 pm. Hundreds of items!Lots for everyone! QUALICUM BEACH- 1169 Wedgewood Close (Eaglecrest) Fri, Apr 19, 9am-11:30. QUALICUM BEACH, 160 Thetis Ave. Sat. April 20, (9-2). Moving sale, some furniture, nick knacks, household items, needlework supplies. QUALICUM BEACH 577 Rye Rd. Apr 20 only (8-3). appliances, exercise bike, golf clubs, craft items, tools & more QUALICUM BEACH, 601 Pine St. Sat. April 20, (9-4).

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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 WHEELCHAIR RAMP, approximately 5â&#x20AC;&#x2122; long, used but good condition $220. You pick up. Call (250)758-3663.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

821 BRISTOL PL. CHART-

WELL 1813 sq ft rancher, excellent cond, built 2002 in quiet cul de sac. 3 bdrm, 2 baths, walk in closet, granite work tops, hardwood/ceramic flooring. Open plan. Lrg kitchen w/island, walk in pantry.S/S appl. RV & boat parking at rear. Private easy care yard. $429,000. Call 250-594-3919

COLLEGE HEIGHTS. 3-level, 4bdrm +1bdrm suite. Beautiful Ocean & City views. 0% Down! Easy to buy. Call (250)753-0160 for more info.

COLLEGE HEIGHTS. Beautiful Ocean & City views. 4bdrms + 2bdrm suite. Easy to buy. 0% down. (250)753-0160 for more info.

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

SPORTING GOODS STATIONARY BIKE model GL35 Freesport. Approx 2 years old. Perfect condition, $300. Call (250)947-9365.

REAL ESTATE ACREAGE 2.5 acre property on Hyde Creek Road, near Port McNeill, B.C. Includes well and approved site for septic field. Hydro, cable and phone lines to lot. $89,000. email dvs@cablerocket.com or phone 250-902-7075

COLLEGE HEIGHTS. 5bdrm +1bdrm suite. Gorgeous Ocean & City views. Easy to buy. 0% Down! Call (250)7530160 for more info. DOWNTOWN COURTENAY, ($145,000), 2 bdrm, 1 bath, modular home on .11 acre. Partly fenced yard, new carpets, forced air heat, 4 appls. Walk to amens and bus. Must See! Call 250-334-3960.

MUST SEE: 3 Bdrm, 1 1/2 Bath, sep. office with private entry nestled in Qualicum Woods. Just 5 mins to Village, beach, forest & 2 golf courses. Low maint. gardens, fenced backyard, offers privacy & peaceful surrounding. Lots of updates & renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, infra-red sauna in garage. $349,000.00 If interested call:250-594-5654

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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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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

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Waterdancers shine in Nanaimo Ravensong synchronized swimming team made a big splash in a recent competition JAMES CL ARKE sports@pqbnews.com

The Ravensong Waterdancers synchronized swimming team turned in a great showing in Nanaimo last weekend at the Regional and Recreational Competition, bringing home a number of medals. According to head coach Carol MacFayden, in the competitive division, the Waterdancers’ Julie Preston grabbed gold in the Solo. In Duet, Allandra Ryhorchuk and Jasmin Ford finished first and Kyra Wilson and Alanna Morton were second. Preston, Ryhorchuk, Ford, Wilson and Morton took first place finish in the team competition, and the Waterdancers swept the figures competition with Preston taking first, Morton second, Ford third, Wilson fifth and Ryhorchuk seventh. In the Recreation division, Emily Mahony, Emma Shillington, Kate Maddex and Kayla Kremer earned top spot in the Team category, and Mahony and Kramer finished first and second respectively in the Figures.

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Waterdancers, back row: coach Carol MacFayden, Jasmin Ford, Alanna Morton and Kyra Wilson. Front row: Julie Preston and Allandra Ryhorchuk.

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KSS Kondor golf team taking on all challengers JAMES CL ARKE

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Kwalikum Secondary School’s golf team is on a roll, having won its first two tournaments of the year. Led by head coach Butch Gayton, this year’s squad is made up of 11 players which drives the point home that the team “has grown in popularity over the years.” The team is almost halfway through their season — beyond the two tournaments they have played eight inter-squad play days since March 8 sponsored by the Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Club. The Kondors opened the season with a strong showing at the Alberni Golf & Country Club April 3, finishing first in the field of eight with a combined score over 18 holes of 308 (each team fields five players, the top four scores count.) Leading the charge that day for KSS

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The Kondors golf team has its sights set on the Island and provincial championships.

was Grade 11 Cole Morrison who shot a tournament low two-over par 74, followed by Santiago Bouyra with 77, the second lowest.

KSS teed off again April 11 at Morningstar for a 14-team tourney hosted by Ballenas Secondary School. The Kondors finished top of the heap

in that one with a team score of 295 — 17 strokes ahead of the second place team Claremont. “That’s a very low score, that’s provincial calibre play,” said Gayton. Bouyra fired a tournament low 3-under 69 in that one, with six birdies, while Morrison finished with an even par 72. Grade 12 Scott Austin came in at 77, and Blair Stewart, part of a strong Grade 9 contingent, shot 79. Gayton said “it’s been a slower start than some of the players had hoped for, but they’re rounding into form. I have to pick five kids out of the 11 to participate in the Islands and provincials, and they’re definitely making it tough on me.” GAME ON: Gayton and nine members of the Kondors’ golf team traveled to Comox Wednesday afternoon for the 12-team Glacier Greens Open.

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Living with bears Renowned bear expert speaking Friday in QB LISSA ALEXANDER

trusted,” he said. “They can be trusted in my opinion. None of these bears ever threatened Charlie Russell wants us to change our atti- me in any way.” tudes towards bears. From that experience Russell wrote a best The award winning author, photographer selling book Grizzly Heart – Living Without Fear and bear expert has spent 50 years research- Among the Brown Bears Of Kamchatka and coing and living with grizzly, black and spirit authored a photo album. A number of films bears and he’ll be coming to Qualicum Beach have been made about his experience there into speak to the public tomorrow night, Friday, cluding the 1997 documentary for PBS Nature: April 19. Walking with Giants: The Grizzlies of Siberia “I want our young people and us to start and the BBC film Bear Man of Kamchatka. thinking about bears in a different way,” RusRussell said he’s not suggesting people do sell said from his home in Southwest Alberta. what he’s done with bears. He said many bears “And that what’s my presentations are around, have been treated badly by humans and thereto show what’s possible if we change what we’re fore the animals don’t like us. This is a probdoing.” lem particularly when people Russell said his first experiYou can’t just go out there come across a mother grizzly ences with bears came in the and her cubs. He thinks manand kill these beautiful ‘60s when he put together a agement of bears is too harsh, animals that I know and film with his father. He came to and that’s because the prevailfeel good about yourself. the conclusion then that bears ing thought is to keep people charlie russell weren’t the ferocious beasts afraid of bears and bears people talk about. He decided afraid of people. It’s not that to observe bears around his cattle, and not difficult to keep bears from damaging things, to take any measures to keep them away. He Russell said, and he found by living with them hasn’t lost any cattle in over 18 years, he said. that they can come to respect property. That got him interested in other myths about One of the things Russell hopes to change is bears, he said, and he began looking into two the hunting culture, he said. very important questions: “You can’t just go out there and kill these Are bears unpredictable? Are they inherently beautiful animals that I know and feel good dangerous if they loose fear of us? After testing about yourself,” he said. these two questions very carefully he believes People continue with the rhetoric that bears they are both false. are horrible dangerous animals so they can Russell spent two years living with bears on continue to kill them, but that’s a “wrong, disPrincess Royal Island, the largest island on the criminatory and silly idea,” he said. North Coast of B.C. There he helped create a Russell will speak at the Qualicum Beach film about the Spirit Bear and following that Civic Centre at 7:30, doors open at 6:30. Tickets his first book Spirit Bear—Encounters with the are $25 at the door or $20 in advance at both White Bear of the Western Rainforest. Mulberry Bush Book Stores and Perks Coffee in From 1996 to 2006 Russell lived in a remote Nanoose Bay. area in Kamchatka, Russia, where hundreds of Booths will be set up from Bear Smart BC, bears roamed. There he raised ten orphaned North Island Wildlife Recovery Association and grizzly cubs rescued from a Russian zoo. They David Suzuki Foundation. Some proceeds from lived peacefully together and Russell bonded the event will be going to Northern Lights Wildlife Society. For more information visit www. with the bears. “I wanted to understand if they could be bearsmatter.com.

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Dance at the Errington Hall benefitting the cadets Wes Weldon and his band The Enablers will be performing at the Errington Hall this Saturday, April 20 in support of the local air cadets. The local band plays everything from A to Z, from AC/DC to ZZ Top, with some reggae, blues and country thrown in the mix, Weldon told The NEWS in January.

The group likes to play the crowd and will get people up and dancing the night away from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m this weekend. Tickets are $20 available from the Errington War Memorial Hall, and won’t be available at the door. —NEWS Staff


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Award winning artist in Nanaimo Juno award winning Indo-Canadian Singer Kiran Ahluwalia will be back performing at the Port Theatre Friday, April 26. The past year has been an exciting one for Ahluwalia, her album Aam Zameen: Common Ground was awarded Canada's prestigious JUNO Award for Best World Music Album of the Year in 2012, and the singer also took home the Canadian Folk Music Award for World Solo Artist of the Year. Born in India, raised in Canada, and now living in New York City, her enchanting and seductive music has garnered glowing praise from critics around the world. Tickets are $40, Students $15, and high school students $5. Call 250-754-8550 or visit www.porttheatre.com. —Submitted by Anisa Barraquias

Contest: Win two tickets to see Kiran Ahluwalia April 26 at the Port Theatre. E-mail where Ahluwalia was primarily raised to reporter@pqbnews.com by the end of the day Monday April 22. Include your name and phone number. The draw will be done April 23.

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Indo-Canadian Singer Kiran Ahluwalia will be performing at the Port Theatre Friday, April 26.

BC Arts and Culture Week is being celebrated locally with a free presentation at the McMillan Arts Centre. The Oceanside Community Arts Council and the Parksville and District Association for Community Living will present a free public presentation Wednesday, April 24 at the MAC with Gale Woodhouse from the Vernon Community Arts Centre, sponsored by ArtsBC. Woodhouse will introduce their successful community development program, Joining Hands; Encouraging Ability in the Arts. Joining Hands is an exemplary program that assists and provides adults living with disabilities varied opportunities to explore and develop their artistic abilities with other people of common interests. The project accommodates beginner, emerging and established artists, giving them the opportunity to be a part of something tangible in their community through artistic and creative expression. After the presentation Woodhouse will facilitate a planning session. The event happens from 7 to 8 p.m., with the planning session from 8:15-9:15 p.m. Please contact Val Dare at 250-586-6583 for more information. —NEWS Staff/Submitted by Val Dare

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KSS Grad Fashion show A big fundraiser for Kwalikum Secondary School graduating students will happen in style next Wednesday. It’s the KSS Grad Fashion Show, hitting the runway April 24, giving a sneak peak of the hottest fashions from regional stores including Nanaimo. Co-ordinator Mimi Shewchuk said it will be a great event to attend while offering local support. “People can see spring and summer outfits and participate in the silent auction, there are some great deals to be had,” she said by e-mail, adding, “And they can support the school we all fought so hard to keep.”

There will be 40 students modeling the clothes from 25 different stores. Students will be performing MC duties and music, and there will be a chocolate concession and refreshments. The event will be held at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, doors open at 6 and the show starts at 7 p.m. Proceeds will support the grad student’s prom, dinner and dry grad celebrations. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for seniors or children under 12, and they can be purchased at Arbutus Emporium and Smithfords in Qualicum Beach. — Lissa Alexander

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BSS selling plants and flowers It may be a bit early yet for serious gardening, but the grads from Ballenas Secondary are hoping for support for their upcoming dry grad/prom celebration by ordering hanging baskets, planters or bedding plants. This fundraiser has been a popular one in the past, with the plants arriving healthy and beautiful just in time for Mother’s Day. To support the grads and get your plants, go to the Ballenas Secondary School website and look under News and Announcements for Grad Fundraiser.

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The Kerplunks will have children of the region laughing, singing and dancing this Saturday as the popular kid’s entertainers come to the Errington War Memorial Hall. The group has won multiple awards for their high energy, colourful performances that often have children singing along and joining in on the actions. The show is being hosted by Errington Co-operative Preschool and starts at 10:30 a.m. on April 20. A decadent array of goodies will be provided by the families of the preschool. Tickets are $12 per person, $42 per family of four and under one year old’s are free. They can be purchased at Shades of Green in Parksville and The Qualicum Toy Shop in Qualicum Beach. People are welcome to bring their own pillows and blankets.

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Plans for the centennial celebrations of the 100th Anniversary of the Qualicum beach Memorial Golf Club are well underway and Monday saw the creation of period outfits and hats. Members of the Qualicum Beach Golf Ladies 18 Hole Club joined period costume expert Celia Wesselman and period hat expert Yvette Toombs from the Echo Theatre to create the look of bye gone days on the links for upcoming events. New creations were born from old hats, flowers, netting, needle and thread. Skirts, vests and lacy blouses found at the SOS,  Sal-

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What documents are involved in buying a home? Working with a Real Estate Agent: Buyers and sellers are presented with the brochure “Working with a Real Estate Agent” when they first meet a REALTOR®. Industry regulations have now made it mandatory for agents to explain immediately the kind of relationship you can have with your REALTOR®, also known as agency. The agent will ask you to sign a statement in the brochure acknowledging this discussion has taken place, tear off and keep the signed statement, and give you the brochure for future reference. Signing the disclosure statement does not give you any obligation to that REALTOR®. It merely confirms that you have discussed your agency representation options. If you decide to buy or sell with that REALTOR® you will sign a contractual agreement: the listing agreement (as a seller) or the exclusive buyers’ agency agreement (as a buyer). Property Disclosure Statement (PDS): A seller is legally responsible to provide accurate information about the property they are selling. This includes all knowledge about the property, defects about which the owner is aware, and any upcoming expenses (such as special assessments in strata-titled properties). This information is provided on the Property Disclosure Statement form, and is filled out by the seller. The REALTOR® is not permitted to fill out the PDS on behalf of the seller. Answers on the PDS must be correct and complete. The buyer will rely on this information if they decide to purchase the property, and any incorrect or incomplete information can make the seller liable. The PDS does not cover every aspect of the property, and the buyer must still make their own inquiries. The buyer can also hire an independent, licensed inspector.

Exclusive Buyer’s Agency Contract: Buyers will sign an Exclusive Buyer’s Agency Contract with their REALTOR®. This contract outlines the services you will receive from your REALTOR®, and the obligations of both you as buyer and the REALTOR® in the buying transaction. Your REALTOR® may also ask you to enter into a written agreement regarding compensation. This is because most listing contracts for properties on the Multiple Listing Service® state compensation will be offered to the agent who obtains a buyer for the property. However, some listing contracts do not provide for the remuneration for the buyer’s agent. In this case, your REALTOR® will ask to be compensated as your buying agent. The remuneration will still come from the transaction and will be able to be financed as part of your mortgage. This commitment on the part of both REALTOR® and client enables better service and a wider selection of property from which to choose. Limited Dual Agency Agreement: When an agent represents a buyer and a seller in a single transaction, it’s necessary to complete a Limited Dual Agency Agreement. This form gives an agent authorization to represent both parties in a limited capacity, while maintaining both parties’ confidences regarding motivation, negotiating positions and personal information (unless either party gives the agent written permission to disclose such information). This form is also used when two salespersons from the same company are involved. Contract of Purchase and Sale: The Contract of Purchase and Sale standard form is the basic contract signed by the parties (the sellers and the buyers). It outlines every aspect of the transaction, including the price, the terms and conditions, the dates, the inclusions and

exclusions, the handling of existing tenancies, the deposit and increase (where applicable) and other legal matters as described in the preprinted contract and added as clauses. Addendum (With Printed Clauses): A special addendum form with preprinted clauses will be added to the basic sales contract if there is either financing to be cleared from the title before the seller can provide clear title, or where there is financing to be put into place after the title is registered in the buyer’s name. Addendum (Without Printed Clauses): A basic blank addendum form is used to write additional clauses on the contract when there is not enough space on the contract itself. When that has been done, the buyer signs this form indicating that this clause is being removed. Amendment to Contract of Purchase and Sale: This form is used to remove conditions (subject removal) when they have been satisfied. An example might be where a buyer has to find financing by a certain date. Leases: A lease is used more often in commercial transactions than in residential ones. However, you may be a landlord or a tenant who prefers to use a lease for stability of tenure. A commercial lease is a complex document and should be drawn up by a specialist in the commercial field and reviewed by a lawyer for each party. A residential lease is less complex and normally involves a standard rental agreement with an outline of the rules

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1. You can appeal property taxes: No. You can appeal your assessment, not your taxes. You annually receive your assessment the first week of January and must appeal by January 31. 2. An appeal will change the market value: The market value may not correlate to the assessed value. BC Assessment typically assesses properties as of the previous July 1. A REALTOR® valuing a home now – 11 months later – may find the market has changed, the home has had an addition or the street has been re-zoned, all of which affect value. 3. If you just bought a home, the previous owners are liable for taxes: No. When you buy a property you become liable for all outstanding taxes. 4. New home owners can claim the Home Owner Grant: No. New home owners cannot claim the Home Owner Grant if the seller paid the taxes or if the new home owner claimed a grant on another property. 5. If you’ve been eligible for the Home Owner Grant and didn’t claim it, you can make a back claim: No, you cannot make a back claim on the Home Owner Grant. The Grant must be used the year it is offered. This article was prepared by the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board“An Association of Realtors”, for the information and benefit of consumers.

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810 Lakes Blvd., French Creek

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$294,900

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1160 Sunrise Dr., Qualicum Beach

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$382,000

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1181 Roberton Blvd., French Creek

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$424,900

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208-220 Island Hwy. W., Parksville

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$249,000

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577 Alder St., Qualicum Beach

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$469,000

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174 Sunningdale Rd. E., Qualicum Beach F5

$469,900

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688 Neden Way, French Creek

$399,000

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$399,900

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3-399 Wembley Rd., Parksville

Q6

$309,900

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607 Morningstar Dr., French Creek

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$549,000

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701 Foster Dr., Parksville

Q5

$329,900

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740 Morningstar Close, French Creek

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$449,000

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1181 Roberton Blvd, French Creek $424,900

Well cared for Oceanside area 2000 sq ft rancher with excellent floor plan. Mike Reeves in attendance


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702 MEMORIAL AVENUE

$14,900

5-1401 PRICE ROAD

$79,900

406B 181 BEACHSIDE DRIVE

$86,000

4-3475 LIONESS BLVD

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• Great opportunity to own your own business in Qualicum Beach • Blue Quill is a tea and gift shop located in the heart of downtown • The shop offers over 300 varieties of tea with tea pots, cups, accessories • A large line of unique imported giftware, clothing and jewelry. • It has great exposure on a busy street. Lots of walk or drive by traffic.

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124-1391 PRICE ROAD

876 BARCLAY CRESCENT

$169,900

Well cared for mobile home in one of the most popular parks in town Open floor plan, efficient layout, vaulted ceilings in kitchen & living rm Oak cabinets w/lots of cupboards, skylight in kitchen, 2 spacious bdrms Large bathrm, 120 sqft, deck, easy care vinyl siding,8x10 storage shed Peaceful & quiet location in a 55+ park, pets are allowed w/approval

$175,900

• OCEANVIEW, 1 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath suite on 4th floor • 1/4 ownership, 12 weeks of usage, enjoy yourself or place in rental pool • Full kitchen w/ granite counter tops, gas fireplace in main lvg area • Full services, spa, fine dining, pool, hot tub & owners lounge

1731 MIAMA COURT

$234,900

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

3888 KING ARTHUR DR, NANAIMO $238,900

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8 Year young, 1728 sq. Ft. Unit is the largest in the park. Huge living room with vaulted ceiling, extra large kitchen Lots of cabinets & walk in pantry & a bright eating area Sliding glass door that takes you outside to a south facing, covered deck Oriental garden is fabulous with bamboo tea house in backyard

3956 VALEWOOD DR, NANAIMO

$238,900

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

3128 DOLPHIN DRIVE

$245,000

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Immaculate home w/open floor plan, spacious living rm w/ gas fireplace Vaulted ceiling in kitchen & living rm, laminate flooring & large windows The yard has lovely landscaping & unbelievable amount of plants and flowers There is a large shed included with this lovely property for your garden tools Added bonus is an off property storage shed for all your storage needs

1723 KAREN’S COURT

$279,900

• Retirement at its best. This 1626 sq.ft. Rancher, 2 bd/den in the prestigious gated community of Deerwood Estates is immaculate in Nanaimo • This home has a lower monthly lease which includes garbage and water costs. Residents have access to a Clubhouse, guest suite, RV parking and mini storage. Pets allowed w/park approval.

600 TAMARACK DRIVE

• Beautiful 2 bdrm, plus large den, 1456 sq ft rancher in Deerwood Estates • Featuring an open kitchen with loads of cupboards, two 4-piece bathrooms, large living room with gas fireplace & bay window. The home is heated by a Maytag high efficiency heat pump. • There is even an extra large insulated garage w/lots of extra space for a workbench, extra tools, storage. • The fenced, low maintenance yard is backing onto a quiet treed area. Pets allowed w/park approval.

• Great starter or weekend getaway home set amongst the trees • 1/4 acre lot with natural landscaping and lots of privacy. • Cozy one or possibly 2 bdrm home w/ 1 ½ bathrooms, new deck • Dining room w/woodstove & a large living room with built ins • Across street from a level pebble beach & close to golf course

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

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133 ACACIA STREET

470 EAGLECREST DRIVE

LOT 170 BAY ROAD

5545 ISLAND HIGHWAY

$334,900

$355,000

$269,900

$300,000

Rancher w/2 spacious bdrms, den/computer area, bright dining rm Large living room with wood fireplace & built in shelving 1-1/2 bathrooms, attached garage & a private fenced backyard Off the dining room there is a large, south facing covered patio In Qualicum Woods on a large landscaped lot w/RV parking

$424,900

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Tastefully appointed 1508 sq. Ft. 3 Bedroom, 2 bath rancher on crawl Laminate floors, a skylight in the entry, bright white kitchen w/skylight, Formal dining room, living room w/cozy gas fireplace & bay window, Bright family room, main bath w/skylight, eating area, double garage Large covered patio in fenced back yard, raised garden beds, mtn view

3895 CHARLTON DRIVE

$434,900

• Modern west coast contemporary home in a wooded creek side setting • Custom home built by Dan Galloway, one of the finest builders in the area • Hardwood floors throughout, vaulted cedar ceilings with custom fans • Custom designed solid oak kitchen, easy care landscaping & hot • The added bonus is the separate 400 sq. Ft log cottage with a loft

175 SUNSHINE PLACE

$549,900

• Custom built home on a .55 acre lot in a quiet cul-de-sac. • Near new 3,100 sq.ft., 2 level home boasts 4 bdrrms + den, 4 baths • Incredible chef’s kitchen w/granite counter tops, island, SS appliances • Spectacular back yard gardens, rock pond w/water feature, • Detached dble garage w/workshop area and attached dble garage

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Immaculate rancher backing onto the Eaglecrest Golf Course 2 Large bedrooms w/master bedrm having a bay window & large closet 2 full baths, family rm off the kitchen w/gas fireplace, formal dining rm Formal living room with vaulted ceilings, large windows and gas fp Newer roof, kitchen counters, paint and new flooring throughout

1225 BUNKER PLACE

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

1583 MCKIBBON ROAD

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$449,000

$575,000

Two lovely homes and a 2 bedroom rental suite on 3.13 acres Main home is approx. 3000 sq.ft. w/3 bedrms, den, 3 full baths Formal dining & living rm, an open kitchen & a large family rm Adjoined to the main home is a bright & spacious 2 bedrm inlaw suite 2nd home is an eclectic design, approx. 1900 sq.ft. 4 bedrm home

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Bright & cozy, 5 bedroom, 1040 sq. ft., lakefront home on Horne Lake Sit on the deck of your cottage overlooking the tranquil setting of a pristine lake 9500 sq. ft., gentle sloping lot that leads to a large beach & lovely lake frontage Perfect for a 2 family purchase as the home can sleep many people comfortably Sandy beach and a dock for your boat. IMAGINE

896 FAIRWAYS DRIVE

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Immaculate 3200 sq ft 2 storey ocean view home Bright kitchen, formal dining & living room, 3bdrms Garage with 220 power, heat pump, security system Huge deck overlooking Eaglecrest Golf Course Bonus-lower one bdrm suite with laundry hookup

1387 WARD ROAD

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$449,700

$639,900

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

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WALK ON WATERFRONT! With 100’ of water frontage Cozy 1645 sq. ft home has a spacious kitchen, large living room 3 spacious bedrooms, ensuite with Jacuzzi tub, large sunroom Also a 554 sq. ft. one bdrm cottage for a rental or extended family It also comes with a boat launch & could come fully furnished

1051 HARLEQUIN ROAD

$519,900

• Beautiful rancher, on a .42 acre lot, backing onto the Eaglecrest Golf Course • Updated home w/open floor plan, bright kitchen w/breakfast bar, formal dining rm • Formal living room, family room with cozy gas fireplace, large sunroom, • 4 spacious bdrms, a lovely bright den & 3 baths. lots of storage • Fenced back yard, an insulated in-garage workshop & detached golf cart garage

3131 SWALLOW CRESCENT

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$649,000

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

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


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Independently Owned and Operated

1-800-668-3622

Personal Real Estate Corporation

www.LoisGrant.com Lois@parksvillehomes.com

250-228-4567

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

Lois Grant has been successfully selling real estate in the Oceanside community for 19 years and has personally completed over 829 transactions. She is a consistent top producer working with both sellers and buyers and has received some of RE/MAX’S highest awards: LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT, CHAIRMAN AWARD, HALL OF FAME, PLATINUM AWARDS, PRESIDENT AWARDS and recognized in the top 100 in Western Canada. Professional expert, proven real estate marketing system, and committed to assist you with all your real estate needs.

When you are thinking about selling or buying, contact Lois Grant.

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370 Rupert Road E, Qualicum Qualicum Estate on 2 Acres

$1,999,000

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

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

1795 Harness Road, Qualicum Beach

$1,890,000

Waterfront Home on 5 Acres

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

444 Namqua Road, Qualicum Beach

$899,000

Deluxe Qualicum Rancher

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

$695,500

• 2,634 sq.ft., 4 bdrms plus den, 3 baths • Chef’s kitchen, granite, 2 fridges

SOLD

OPEN HOUSE

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2408 Greenridge Cres., Fairwinds The Million Dollar View!

$639,000

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

7426 Lantzville Road, Lantzville Waterfront on 1.66 Acres

Lot A Spider Lake Road, Qualicum

$624,900

10 acres on the Lake

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

SUNDAY, APRIL 21 from 2-4pm

190 W 2nd Avenue, Qualicum Beach

$499,000

Development Opportunity

$499,000

• Prime main street location • 2,550 sq.ft. with full bsmt. • OCP allows commercial/or residential • Up to 4 floors allowed, lane access • One of the last homes left on 2nd Ave.!

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

740 Morningstar Close, French Creek Luxury Saint Andrews Townhome • • • • • •

OPEN HOUSE

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1220 Ruffles Road, Errington Errington Acreage - 7.35 Acres

$439,000

• Enchanting 2 storey Westcoast style home • Beautifully treed in a rural setting

SOLD

3005 Olympic Road, Qualicum

3849 Creekside Drive, Bowser Brand New Rancher on ½ Acre

Country Home on 5.25 Acres

$419,000

$418,000

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

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

491 Schley Place, Qualicum Beach Luxury Qualicum Rancher • • • •

$399,900

Deluxe rancher with 3 bdrm, 2 baths Gourmet kitchen includes appliances Incredible landscaping with greenhouse RV parking, show home condition

$449,000

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

1861 Martini Way, Qualicum North Deluxe Home on 1.31 Acres

$375,500

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

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147 Sunningdale W Rd, Qualicum Ocean view in Qualicum Beach • • • • •

$379,000

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

446 Namqua Rd, Qualicum Beach ½ Acre Lot $315,000 • $25k in new fencing, $12k in rock walls • Includes 28’x 24’ detached garage • House plans available by Beachwood Homes • Very private southfacing backyard • Still time to pick colors, rare opportunity!

2385 Granville Road, Fairwinds

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Ocean View – In OCP for Multi Family

$359,000

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

$324,900

• Character home on .31 acre downtown • Great ocean views with multi potential

SOLD

116 Wallis Street, Parksville

372 McKillop Drive, Parksville

Ocean View Home with inlaw suite $309,000

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

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

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Fairwinds Lot - .65 Acre

265 Hirst Avenue, Parksville

#35-1051 Resort Dr, Parksville

Panoramic Ocean Views

$199,000 No HST

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

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848 Lakes Blvd, French Creek Saint Andrews Townhome

#6-341 Blower Road, Parksville

$289,000

Newer Townhome

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

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

For Lease Downtown Qualicum $15.21/sq.ft.

$149,000

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

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

VIRTUAL TOURS

www.LoisGrant.com

952 Poplar Way, Parksville

#3 – 144 4th E Ave, Qualicum Beach Patio Home Downtown Qualicum

$249,900

• 1,080 sq.ft., one level patio home in the heart of QB • Walking distance to all of Qualicum ‘s shopping

SOLD

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

#1-575 Arbutus St, Qualicum Beach Affordable Retirement Living

$285,900

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

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

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Affordable Living on ½ Acre • • • • •

$239,900

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

FOR A FREE MARKET EVALUATION call

LOIS GRANT 250-228-4567


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What about contracts? What is a contract and when is it legally binding? A contract is a legally binding agreement between two or more parties and describes the rights and obligations of the parties to the contract. Where a contract has been properly drafted and signed by the parties to the contract, and where the terms are clear and the contract is not for an illegal purpose, it is likely a Canadian court would consider the contract valid and enforceable. Only the parties to a contract can sue or be sued under the terms of that contract. Before you sign a contract: As a general rule, Canadian courts expect that if you have signed a contract, you have agreed to it and you will therefore be bound by its terms. You may not be protected if you claim you did not understand what you were signing. Always make sure you understand a contract before you sign it. Remember: • Never sign a contract if you don’t understand it. • Before you sign a contract, consult your REALTOR®, your REALTOR®’s managing broker, and/or your lawyer for advice. Standard Form Contracts: The real estate contracts used by REALTORS® are standard form contracts. The wording and terms of these contracts have been prepared by lawyers and have been tested in Canadian courts.

Canceling a Contract: If you have signed a standard form Multiple Listing Contract, Exclusive Listing Contract or Exclusive Buyer Agency Contract and you wish to cancel the contract early, you can only do so if the other party to the contract (your REALTOR®’s company) agrees. The Real Estate Board cannot require its members to cancel listing or buyer agency contracts early. If you have signed a contract to buy or sell a property (contract of purchase and sale) and wish to cancel it you should seek legal advice without delay. REALTORS® are not parties to these contracts and therefore cannot cancel them unless the contracting parties agree, in writing, to do so. If you have a concern about a contract, here is what you should do: 1. Discuss your concerns directly with your REALTOR® and ask for a resolution of the issues that are bothering you. Keep written notes and make your instructions in writing. 2. If your concerns are not addressed, contact your REALTOR®’s managing broker to ask for assistance. Make meeting requests in writing and advise the managing broker why you want to see him/her in advance. 3. If your concerns are not resolved, contact your lawyer to discuss your options. 4. The Real Estate Board cannot unilaterally cancel your listing or buyer

agency contract. It can assist you with problems or disputes by contacting your REALTOR®’s managing broker to make him/her aware of your concerns. What happens if a buyer or seller doesn’t fulfill the terms of a contract? Even though your REALTOR® may have drafted the contract to sell or buy a property for you, s/he is not a party to that contract. A REALTOR® cannot force his/her client to fulfill the terms of a contract with the buyer or seller. If the buyer or seller does not fulfill the commitments they have made in the contract, you may have legal recourse and should seek legal advice. Here are examples of common issues for which the buyer or seller (not the REALTOR®) is responsible: • Buyer does not close the sale. • Buyer does not remove the contract’s subject clauses. • Seller does not close the sale. • Seller does not remove the contract’s subject clauses. • Property is left untidy or dirty by the seller. • Seller has removed items that were included in the contract. • Transaction does not close on time. • Appliances break down or a previously unknown property defect reveals itself after closing.

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250-951-2828 (Direct) $213,800

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NANOOSE BAY - Madrona Heights 1635 Stone Lake Drive

$639,900

• Custom built 2750 sqft rancher • 3 bed/3 bath plus Bonus Room up • Luxury finishing, desirable floor plan • Landscaped, fenced, private .5 acre lot

• 2000 sqft custom “Windward” home • Bonus room with full bath up • Backs onto 15th Fairway at Morningstar • Meticulously kept, shows like new

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• New Fairwinds custom home • 8th Green golf course views • 2600 sqft of contemporary luxury • Hardwood, granite, tile & more

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Your REALTOR® and his/her brokerage may be able to assist you to resolve this type of complaint. Typically your REALTOR® will contact the other party’s REALTOR® or brokerage and let them know about your concerns and ask them for assistance in resolving your concern. As noted, your REALTOR® cannot force the other party to do what they said they would do in the contract. (For this, you need the assistance of a lawyer or the Courts.) This article was prepared by the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board“An Association of Realtors”, for the information and benefit of consumers.

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$369,000 • .96 acre, level, treed lot • Charming rustic 1900 sqft home • Huge workshop, ideal for artist • 2 wells, garden area, large shed

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NEW LISTING $69,900

Les Pockett

EAGLECREST GOLF COURSE $354,900

• 1.22 acres building lot • Hydro and water at road • 12’ x 12’ x 24’ storage unit incl.

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

MLS# 354536

Personal Real Estate Corporation

BOWSER BEAUTY $429,900

FORECLOSURE $269,900

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AVORADO RESORT $49,900

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NEW LISTING $244,900

• 3 bedrooms & den/ 2 baths • 2110 sq.ft./ tastefully finished • Beautifully landscaped .60 acre

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• 1410 sq. ft. rancher on .17 acre

• Fully serviced RV lot

• 3 bed/2 bath w/ hardwood floors

• Use of waterfront clubhouse

• Hardiplank siding, vinyl windows, newer roof

• Short stroll to the beach

MLS# 354529

www.lespockett.com

• 3383 sq. ft., 3 bed / 3 bath • Light & bright great room design • $30,000 in recent upgrades • Main living areas freshly painted MLS# 347357

MLS# 347083

WALK ON WATERFRONT $429,900

• 2 bedroom 1 bathroom • Hardwood, stainless steel appliances, • .41 acres w/ mountain views • Vaulted ceilings, wood burning stove MLS# 350701

NEW LISTING $29,900

PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEWS $214,900

BEST DEAL AROUND $219,900

Parksville Qualicum Beach Realty Independently Owned & Operated

679 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach, BC • 1344 sq. ft. on .47 acre • 3 bed / 2 bath • Deep Bay waterfront property

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

Grant Wildeman

MLS# 345976

Parksville Qualicum Beach Realty Independently Owned & Operated

REALTOR®

www.grantwildeman.ca

• 4 year old, .21 acre mountain view home

MLS# 353040

MLS# 349839

MLS# 354144

• 984 sq. ft., 2 bed / 2 bath

grantwildeman@shaw.ca

Cell: (250) 927-0357 Office: (250) 248-4321 Toll Free: 1-800-694-0357

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$189,000

• Almost 1200 sq. ft with 3 bedrooms • Freshly painted

1628 Lewis Lane, Little Qualicum River Village $549,000 • Located on 3 legal lots • One of a kind master bedroom/ensuite • Designer home with natural wood/stone finishings

$239,000 • All new carpeting and living room flooring • Fabulous central Parksville location

814 Terrien Way, Walk to Rathtrevor Beach $479,000

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

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

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

3840 Charlton Drive, Bowser $389,000 • Beautifully partially treed 2.6 acre property • Approximately 1200 sq. ft. home with 2 bdrms and 2 baths • 30 x 24 detached wired workshop with woodstove • Short walk to public beach, walking trails & Nile Creek

520 Fourneau Way, Parksville $439,000 • Over 2200 sq. ft. with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms • Large 2.5 acre South facing fully fenced yard • Main level entry, living & family room • Many updates throughout • Wired detached workshop

• Super quiet & private south facing •1178 sqft. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Full ensuite with 2 balconies • No age restrictions & pets are allowed

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Lt 6, Blower Road, Parksville $399,000

#56-1247 Arbutus Road, Parksville $89,900 • Immaculate & totally renovated 2 bedroom double wide • Covered sun patio and extensive landscaping • Private and spacious yard


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250-821-0067 1-866-570-0067 250-821-3330

2415 Arbutus CresCent, nAnoose bAy

• Ocean view, private, south facing level entry rancher with lower walk-out level in Nanoose Bay • New kitchen and upgraded bathrooms, large living/dining. Main level has large master suite with den • Lower level boasts guest bedroom/bathroom, rec room with gas fireplace and separate entry • Almost an acre of privacy, sun, ocean and mountain view, yet close to all amenities, golf and marina

$499,900

245 snowdrop wAy, pArksville

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

$294,900

195 thetis Avenue, QuAliCum beACh

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

365 young street, pArksville

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

$324,900

1887 bonito CresCent, nAnoose bAy

$269,900

201-1325 CApe Cod drive, pArksville

• Craig Bay Beach Club where you can relax in the pool/hot tub or work-out in the gym • Take a stroll to the beachfront via the many walking trails of Craig Bay • Well-appointed upscale apartment boasts stainless steel appliances, in-suite laundry and 2 underground parking stalls • Location, location only a short drive to 7 golf courses, a marina, an airport & BC Ferries

• Waterfront 4245 sqft, 3 bed/4 bath home in Nanoose Bay • Panoramic ocean views from every room • Brazilian granite & heated tile in kitchen • Access ocean from an engineered, legal staircase

$1,350,000

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• Custom 2612 sqft 3 bedrm one-level home w/ abundance of extras • Walls of windows showcasing expansive ocean, island, mntn views • Dramatic modern FP, Chef’s Kitchen w/hi-end appls, & BI cabinetry • Luxurious Master Suite, 718 sqft Bonus Room, large private .82 acre

W

W

NE

• Delightful 1534 sqft 3 bed /2 bath with easy care one-level floor plan • Island Kitchen w/eating bar, & breakfast nook, Family Rm w/gas FP • Covered exposed aggregate patio, fenced yard w/western exposure • RV parking w/sani-dump, double garage w/workbench, vinyl siding

NG

NE

NG

L

MINUTES TO ALL AMENITIES

$314,900

PRIVATE NANOOSE ACREAGE

TI IS

SCHOONER RIDGE BEAUTY

LI

STEPS TO THE OCEAN

NG

L

UNFORGETABLE VIEWS

$449,000

• 938 sqft 2 bed/1 bath townhouse w/ocean, island, & mountain views • Fully equipped and furnished, Master Bedroom with private balcony • 2nd bedroom and a hide-a-bed, Kitchen patio overlooking the ocean • Many amenities, steps to Rathtrevor Beach, great rental pool in place

MAPLE GLEN RANCHER

• Bright & inviting 1144 sqft 2 bedroom/2 bath single-level patio home • Living Room w/trayed ceiling, fireplace, & sliding doors to back patio • Storage Room, Master Bedroom with crown moldings and an ensuite • Large, private, & fenced backyard, near beach & downtown amenities

W NE

L

W

• Quality built & lovingly maintained 2546 sqft 4 bed/3 bath on .18 acre • Open plan Living/Dining Room with 3 sided gas FP, bonus room up • Island Kitchen with new fridge, newer dishwasher, and a Dining Nook • Views of 10th fairway of Morningstar Golf Course & Island Mnt range

TI IS

BRIGHT & INVITING

TI IS

NE

NG

W

NG

TI IS

PARKWOOD PLACE

NE

BEACH ACRES RESORT

NG

TI IS

B27

$749,000

S LI

• Brand new quality built 2127 sqft 3 bed/2 bath in a quiet cul-de-sac • Unforgettable views of 2nd fairway of course/ Island Mountain range • Spacious great room, nat gas FP, large floor-ceiling picture windows • Island kitchen w/granite countertops, bonus room, lrg patio, .18 acre

BACKS ONTO MORNINGSTAR!

$499,000


B28

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Thursday, April 18, 2013 The Parksville Qualicum Beach News

Choose to recycle your milk containers.

And choose a better future for all of us.

More people than ever are doing what’s right for the environment. That’s why over 666,000 kg of milk containers were recycled at Return-It™ Depots in 2012. And it’s easy to make the right choice a part of your routine; just bring them in along with your bottles and cans.

For more information and to find a Return-It™ Depot near you, call 1-800-330-9767 or visit return-it.ca/milk Zero deposit paid = zero deposit refunded.

Parksville Qualicum Beach News, April 18, 2013  

April 18, 2013 edition of the Parksville Qualicum Beach News

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