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Qualicum Beach celebrates what’s really important with annual parade and games

Production of Arsenic and Old Lace proves a treat for all those who love great theatre in Qualicum Beach

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Neufeld wants city’s sick leave reviewed Notice of motion touches on Parksville employee collective agreements AUREN RUVINSKY writer@pqbnews.com

Sick leave payouts are an unfunded liability that act as a long-term benefit the city can no longer afford, according to Parksville city councillor Bill Neufeld. “It has become a big burden that we have to pay out as tax payers,” Neufeld explained to The NEWS after presenting a notice of motion at the May 22 regular

meeting. “The idea is not to try to take away any current benefits,” he said, explaining he wants to stop the program for new employees going forward. “We are discussing these things all the time,” said mayor Chris Burger, but cautioned, “we cannot do our collective bargaining through the newspaper.” See STABILITY, page A3

Gas tax wish list off to UBCM Regional District of Nanaimo details needs for the area NEIL HORNER news@pqbnews.com

The Regional District of Nanaimo has a wish list of locally significant projects they would like to fund worth almost $7.5 million. That funding would come from the Regionally Significant Projects Fund, part of the federal government’s Gas Tax Revenue Transfer Program. At this week’s regular RDN board meeting, directors will vote to finalize the wish list, prior to it being sent to Ottawa and the Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM). In a report presented at last week’s

committee of the whole meeting by Wendy Idema, the RDN’s director of finance, a total of $7,451,489 was identified as being available to fund projects in the district. One of the larger proposed projects that could be funded by the program is a section of the E&N Regional Trail, from Alberni Highway to French Creek and from Church Road to Coombs. In her report, Idema said the rail trail would fit nicely with the criteria needed for gas tax funding as it will provide a generally level and comfortable alternate transportation route that will be suitable for use by a range of transportation See PROJECTS, page A7

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Bike To Work Week kicked off on Sunday, May 26. During BTWW, cycle to your local coffee shop to receive a discount on your morning (or afternoon) latte and you can be entered to win some great prizes. Today is the ride with the Mayor and Town Council of Qualicum beach. Head down to the Town Hall at 4 p.m. to join Mayor Westbroek and town council members on some cycling routes in QB. Ride with Mayor Burger and the I’m proud to say Qualicum Parksville City Council on WednesBeach won last year — day at 4 p.m. and we plan to do it again. Thursday is the Bus-Bike-Car Challenge. Starting at 7:30 in the PlAnnEr lukE sAlEs Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, ride your bike, drive your car, or take the bus to the Parksville Civic Centre and compare the cost and travel time of the three modes of transportation with other commuters. On Friday, a Safe Cycling Course is happening in Qualicum from 12:30 to 2:30 in the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre Parking lot. To register for free, e-mail Gord Byers at bikesafe27@yahoo.ca and leave your full name, phone number, and the date that you plan on attending. The Civic Bike Challenge is a friendly competition between Parksville and Qualicum to see which community has more people riding with the mayor, and has the most civic employees biking to work.

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hear Ye! hear Ye!: Qualicum Beach town Crier Len Mustard and wife Marie officially open the Qualicum Beach Museum for the summer season. The official opening on Saturday saw a good crowd of museum supporters, along with politicians and the Coombs Old Time Fiddlers take in the fun.

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Burger pointed to the staff retention issues the city has dealt with in recent years, including a time in 2008/09 when the departure of several senior staff “left the city almost crippled.” “My chief concern, with some major projects including the water works coming up, is stability,” Burger said. “The labour environment is very difficult right now, there are more positions than qualified people to fill them and I want to keep morale high, where it is.” Neufeld said the accumulated sick leave can build up to half a year’s pay over decades and it is an additional benefit that is no longer justified now that city staff are relatively well paid. “This benefit originated when municipal and

teachers positions were relatively low paying, and the sick leave payout was to aid in the retention of employees who could see the payout as a long-term benefit…” Neufeld’s notice of motion states. Lucky Butterworth, Parksville’s chief financial officer said the accumulated liability is currently at $373,000 but it would be very complicated to figure out how much it costs annually since it is tied in with other benefits and based on age and how long people are likely to work for the city. The benefit is only paid when people retire, promoting long-term employment and Butterworth said union negotiators likely wouldn’t give up any benefit easily. Council has more leeway with exempt staff contracts.

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Pat and Tom Currie were thrilled to meet Dawn Wells (right) at Quality Foods at a special autograph signing event on Saturday.

It was probably the happiest Appy Hour Qualicum Foods has ever hosted over the course of the 31 years they’ve been in business. Organizers report that more than 600 people turned up on Saturday, May 25 for a meet and greet with Dawn Wells, who played the wholesome Mary Ann of Gilligan’s Island, the 1960s situation comedy that saw tourists stranded on a desert island after their ship, the Minnow, was wrecked on a deserted tropical island. The connection between the television show and Quality Foods is clear, with Quality Foods partner Ken Schley being the owner of the boat used in the show, the Minnow. The strong response to Wells’ appearance

isn’t surprising. For men of a certain generation, one had but to ask the question: Ginger or Mary Ann? Just about every North American male had an opinion on the subject of who was their favorite. Although the show only ran for 96 episodes, it grew in popularity in the 1970s and 1980s, when it was syndicated and ran in the coveted after school time slot. The title character of Gilligan, played by the late Bob Denver, is considered to be something of an American cultural icon. Similarly, the character of Mary Ann is considered a cultural icon across North America — at least among those of the male gender. Wells, 74, signed autographs and chatted with fans for well over an hour past her scheduled time. — News staff

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would also likely qualify, with a tab of $100,000. The two projects identified are on Gabriola Island and in the Bowser area, which have both been identified as having challenges due to their location. A compressed natural gas refueling station was also identified as a priority for funding. The station would be for buses and the total tab of $2 million would be shared with B.C. Transit, with the RDN taking a $750,000 bite. A wastewater service outfall in Departure Bay has also been identified as a priority, as the current outfall is deteriorating. The tab for this project would be $2 million. Upgrades for the French Creek Pollution Control Centre were also identified, with the need for a fifth digester

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that’s a shame — especially when the brass ring isn’t so far out of reach. James Matthew Barrie, the man who gave us Peter Pan, was By arthur Black pathologically shy. Invited to a dinner with A.E. Housman he sat mute h yes…shyness. beside him — even though he’d It would be hilarious longed to meet the famous poet for if it wasn’t so…excrucia long time. ating. I speak as a cerAfterwards, Barrie wrote this tified Shy Guy. letter: ‘Dear Professor Houseman, Sure, I’m the clown who talks I am sorry about last night, when too loud, warbles off-key and has I sat next to you and did not say a been known to wear a lampshade for a fedora. word. You must have thought I was a very rude It’s all just an act to cover up my basic shyness. man: I am really a very shy man. Sincerely Shy people are not welcome in our society. yours, J.M. Barrie. Well-meaning friends devise plots to ‘bring us Housman wrote back: ‘Dear Sir, I am sorry out of our shells’ and get us to ‘assert ourselves’. about last night, when I sat next to you and did Type A personalities call us wusses, chicken- not say a word. You must have thought I was a bleeps, even cowards. very rude man: I am really a very shy man. SinT’ain’t true, but we’re too shy to correct our cerely yours, A.E. Housman. detractors. P.S. And now you’ve made it worse for you’ve In China, shyness is seen as a welcome and spelled my name wrong.’ respected character trait. There, it bespeaks a I’ll leave the last word to another man of person who thinks before he/she acts; some- letters, Garrison Keillor, who had to overcome one who has control of their impulses and be- painful shyness to become the best-selling auhaves rationally rather than emotionally. thor and story-telling genius that he is. Different story on this continent where we But he never forgot (or vanquished) his shydon’t place much value on introspection. Gas- ness. In the end, he decided he doesn’t want to: bags like Don Cherry get celebrity status; think- Keillor wrote: “Shyness is not a disability or a ers like Michael Ignatieff get the boot. The Bible disease to be overcome. It is simply the way we claims the meek are blessed; try to prove it at are. And in our own quiet way we are secretly a hockey game or on the floor of the Toronto proud of it.” Stock Exchange. Amen to that: I’m shy — wanna make someThe worst thing about shyness? Opportuni- thing of it? ties missed. Shy people don’t go for the brass ring. And Arthur Black is a regular columnist.

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he starting gun hasn’t even sounded, but this athlete-turned MLA is facing a race that has to be peculiar to her experience. Local issues were ignored by candidates during the Parksville Qualicum provincial election campaign, so perhaps now it’s time Michelle Stilwell concentrated on the job at hand as it relates to her constituents, putting some important on-the-ground needs and concerns front and centre. We have some suggestions. Yes, we are helpful that way. • If she doesn’t already, Stilwell needs to have the cell phone number of future Oceanside Health Centre (OHC) boss Sheila Cruickshank on speed dial. We are told the OHC will open on time June 24 but we are also told it will take until at least September for the services, and the promised hours of service (7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., seven days a week, 365 days a year) to be phased in. We would hope our MLA races to get up to speed on the process and can do a better job than the Vancouver Island Health Authority does at telling people of Parksville Qualicum Beach what is going to be available and when. To be fair, VIHA has its hands tied to a degree on what it can release to the public due to the provisions of union contracts, but we would respectfully suggest our new MLA is somewhat less encumbered. • There is a provincial program that provides millions of dollars to resort communities for infrastructure improvements. The theory — and it’s a sound one in our view — is an influx of hundreds of thousands of tourists each year puts a strain on a community’s roads, water systems, etc. When Premier Christy Clark was here during the campaign, we asked her how the formula for inclusion in this program could possibly exclude Parksville Qualicum Beach. The premier told The NEWS she would look into it. “I would be happy to sit down and talk to them about that,” she said. “This community has all the characteristics of any great resort around the world.” Well then, MLA-elect Stilwell, your new boss clearly made a commitment to at least talk to the people involved in the infrastructure program. What’s more, she clearly believes we should be considered a resort community. — Editorial by John Harding

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Letters I lIke Frank FIne

Contrary to recent letter writer Deborah McKinley, I have rather enjoyed Frank Horner’s letters the the editor over the years, finding them down to earth, timely, sometimes provocative and realistic. Because a person’s opinion is different to another’s, I cannot see where that makes them grouchy, rude or disrespectful, but rather shows a keen interest in local affairs, and as McKinley states in her letter, we need many diverse points of views, otherwise Qualicum will die. Qualicum Beach has certainly grown from the sleepy little village I laid eyes on many years ago, but do we really need it to grow into a Vancouver or Victoria? After all, we don’t even have a hospital here. I do like her characterization of Qualicum Beach being known as God’s waiting room — after all we could be living at hell’s gate. Janet Dol Qualicum Beach

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“I’m proud to say Qualicum Beach won last year — and we plan to do it again.” luke sales see story page a3

not been met in full. A further 30 per cent reduction of $187,000 is possible if the development meets “leadership in energy and environmental design,” which is to be  determined by the town planner as to the precise level of achievement. In the case of the Clarion, it required a five-storey building using a full parcel width which encroaches on town land at one point, 99 per cent hard surface coverage, and therefore virtually no permeable land surfaces, in order to reach this target reduction in full. The irony is that had the developer used less land coverage, all they would have needed was to increase the height above the five-storeys proposed to reach the same target. Hence the sky’s the limit. At an assumed average unit tax base of $1,500/year/unit net to the town, it will take up to 10 years to recover the lost revenue that might otherwise have been charged to the developer. This is 20 per cent of the design life of the development. DaviD Golson Qualicum Beach

IronIc development Qualicum Beach Council approved third reading of the Clarion development on May 6 with perhaps some members of council not fully understanding the ramifications of how DCC (development cost charge) revenue reduction factors had influenced a height increase to five storeys. Perhaps a 101 course in understanding Bylaw #682 and simple math is required? The bylaw, introduced in 2012 to encourage downtown development, provides a 70 per cent reduction in normal cost charges if certain housing densities are achieved. This amounts to a removal of up to $624,000 that would have gone into the town coffers had it

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lack oF democracy The story of the recent provincial election was not that one party was shocked they lost and one party was surprised they won. No, the real story is that 75 per cent of the people did not elect a government. Some will say that the 50 per cent who stayed away are careless and without a right to complain, and in doing so show they don’t care. The other 25 per cent made up the NDP and the Green Party vote. So, the real story of this recent election is democracy itself; or the great lack of it. What does it mean if 25 per cent of the people

elect a government? What if it becomes just 10 per cent? Is democracy ‘just’ majority rule? Is democracy responsible to us (if we don’t vote it’s our fault and our loss) or are we responsible to democracy? Is democracy a little bit bigger than just voting? Is democracy a verb? Without our collective, active involvement, does it even exist? When a growing, fragmented middle class begins to lose economic ground and see its voice as silent and irrelevant, who cares? As the common good and common wealth begin to diminish, as budgets begin to tighten, who cares? Does democracy care, as it slowly withers and shrinks and we just put it down to apathy? Should we all be engaged in a deeper conversation? Do you care? Ah, wait till next time.

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adverse change? It was with great interest I listened to the emotional pleas of Qualicum Beach residents regarding the newest development to take place in our town. There were a lot of people there who were very interested in the affairs of Qualicum and how we as residents and taxpayers would be affected by “adverse change.” My question is this: where are those same people each and every council meeting? Why was there a “mass exodus” prior to the council meeting? Those who left will be unaware of the dialogue between councilors regarding the Clarion project  and  the  answers given by Luke Sales (director of planning) that cleared up a lot of misconceptions.

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kristy alMonD Parksville

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we like to go to the park.

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banking suggestion Across Europe, nation after nation remains in default, unable to pay even the interest on their privately-funded debts. The U.S., locked into privatization, hides its deficiencies by the mass printing of new money — inflation on demand. It also keeps dead silence on North Dakota, the one state in the union which has funded itself from its own bank for 90 years, and as a direct result has not run a deficit in 50 years and has no debt at all. All Canadian governments now have debts they do not even pretend to be able to repay — they don’t even mention the possibility. Vast interest charges stifle all programs and cripple all budgets. This is a dire situation, yet it will remain while parties are funded by private donations. Like it or not, the private funding of parties itself invites the purchase of influence; the bigger the donation, the more influence. The private funding of parties, the relentless growth of government debts, and the $63 billion a year of tax revenues paid as interest to private bond-holders is a rotating, self-perpetuating morass. Only through massive adverse publicity will Ottawa rescind this pernicious system, enabling us to escape the usury which has multiplied all these debts some thirty-fold in 38 years, and which will only increase as interest rates gradually return to normal. This is not empty theorizing. China, Malaysia and Germany, Norway, North Dakota and others which fund themselves through their own central banks, are generally progressing. They issue money against their assets instead of debt, escaping not only usury but inflation caused by creation of money borrowed to cover unproductive interest-induced deficits, whose value only appeals to bankers. Will the new cabinet in Victoria act? Russ Vinden Errington

Fish Farms Foreign I for one can not understand why we as a people put up with some foreign owned company polluting our coastal waters. These fish feed lots are spreading diseases and producing large number of sea lice, which kill juvenile salmon as they migrate northward. The provincial government recently declared that the Pacific salmon is now our provincial fish. It would seem that they along with the federal government are bound and determined to make them extinct. The sport fishery produces eight times the income to the province then the fish farms do, as the numbers of fish go down so will the amount that the businesses  will incur. Boat sales, marine employees and commercial fishermen, just to name a few of the spinoff jobs that will be lost. All this just so a foreign business can make a profit. Who will look after our coastal fishery. GoRd GebhaRdt Parksville

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the current changes. Life Labs is reducing hours at the Qualicum branch 10 hours a week and reducing staff hours at the same time that the Parksville branch will be closed until the new clinic is opened in three weeks. Likewise, the X-Ray Clinic will not be operating for three weeks with patients being advised to go to Nanaimo where the Conservative candidate owns a clinic with six machines.  The local X-Ray staff were assured jobs at the new clinic but only half were offered full-time work at reduced wages by VIHA. One local patient being treated by intravenous drugs every four hours in Nanaimo Hospital for an infection in his spine and back was told due to a shortage of beds he was to be discharged and sent home but was to come back every four hours, 24 hours a day. The family looked at getting a hotel room but did not think this constant care a physical possibility for both patient and family on a 24-hour basis. Could this be what someone was referring to as “the same old same old?” Does anyone want to reconsider how they voted or did not take time to vote? a. n. skipsey Qualicum Beach

thanks For the help I wish to thank my dedicated team and unwavering supporters. Thank-you also to those who, understanding that until we reduce the size and cost of government with its convoluted regulations and red tape, we will never be out of the economic woods, voted for me to pursue that end. I am truly grateful. Despite the setback, we won’t let the dream die — here’s to the next time! enid MaRy sanGsteR-kelly Errington

elephant slaughter I found Arthur Blacks’ recent column “Adopt a Sumatran Elephant” interesting — good for Arthur. I’d like to add to his comments about the serious demise of elephants world wide. Poachers in Africa are estimated to have killed over 25000 elephants in 2011. They are killed for their ivory tusks used mostly for religious icons and good luck charms (amulets). Tons of it is smuggled into China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, the Philippines and virtually most of the main countries in the Asia Pacific. China is by far the largest user of illegal ivory. In one incident in January 2012, in a Central African National Park, poachers on horseback killed over 300 elephants at their watering hole with automatic weapons and rocket launchers. The bodies of adults and babies left to rot and their tusks removed. Pre-1980 there were over a   million elephants and today about 400,000. This is truly one of the world’s great conservation tragedies of our times. For more read the October 2012 edition of National Geographic magazine or Google Elephant Poaching on line. GoRdon bRowne Qualicum Beach


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There’s no question that somebody planted the trees on the grounds of the Qualicum Beach Legion over two decades ago, but the question remains about who planted them. That’s the question Legion members are hoping to answer. Lynn MacLean is spearheading a drive to find out anything she can about who

planted each of the trees 23 years ago. The people who planted the seedlings likely know who they were, but nobody wrote down the information and it has been lost in the mists of time. Legion members began labeling plants about two years ago, so that information is not required, but anyone who may have planted a tree at the site prior to that might want to give them a call.

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The fence around an empty lot on the Qualicum Beach waterfront has a whole new look.

Sudsy helpers Qualicum Beach’s culture of volunteerism got a boost last week when Streamkeepers David James and Gord Almond spent several hours pressure washing the fence surrounding the long-time empty lot beside the Sand Pebbles Motel. The project was in preparation for painting and application of murals by local elementary school students. The idea for this project comes from the Communities In Bloom Committee and the work is being

done by members of Stream Keepers. The group is also repainting the Visitor Information Centre. Gord and David between them work on Communities In Bloom, Stream Keepers, Broom Busters, Fire and Ice, Beach Day and Seedy Saturday. There are many more volunteers in the community who work to make Qualicum Beach a wonderful place to live or visit. — by Craig Young

When it comes to newborn wild animals, mother always knows best, and so with fawning and calving season underway, provincial biologists are reminding people that newborn deer, elk or moose should not be touched or moved when encountered. People who find these newborns alone often mistakenly believe they have been abandoned, but usually they have only been left there temporarily by their mother, who will return. Intervening in these situations by “rescuing” the fawn or calf is rarely necessary and will usually do more harm than good. It is normal for mother deer, elk and other ungulates to leave their young alone

for long periods, returning a few times a day to nurse and relying on the newborn’s lack of scent to protect them from predators. Returning mothers that find humans or pets nearby may leave or can become aggressive to defend their offspring from the perceived threat. The mother will return if the young is left alone. Although these newborns may appear abandoned, it is rarely the case, and if they are removed they will be orphaned. While professional wildlife rehabilitation facilities in some areas of B.C. can successfully rear these newborns, there is no maternal care and their chances of survival are low. - Ministry of Environment

Auxiliary member Viola Brown turns 100 ria. Viola served as vice president in 1978 and became president in 1979. She was presented with a Life Membership award in 1985. The Legion Auxiliary wasn’t the only group that saw Brown’s input. She also co-captained the Arthritic Campaign, canvassed for the Red Cross, Cancer and Arthritis societies and she was a good and faithful member of St. Stephens Church. At the birthday event, Brown was treated to congratulations, many thanks and a celebratory cake, which she enjoyed with the many friends she has made in the community — and in particular in the Royal Canadian Legion. — Submitted by the Legion Branch 76

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ity Foods gave an additional $12,500 to the fund. This gift was generated through the sale of Becel and Dempster products at Quality Foods branches in Nanaimo, Nanoose, Parksville and Qualicum Beach. The group was also recognized for reaching the Platinum Philanthropy level by surpassing $150,000 in donations. Quality Foods has raised nearly $200,000 since it began supporting the hospital foundation in 1995. It has also nominated the foundation for a grant

from Newman’s Own Foundation, funds which are generated through the sale of Newman’s Own products. Thanks to their most recent recommendation, Newman’s Own will contribute $10,000 to the new Emergency Department at NRGH. “The commitment Quality Foods has to its customers and employees is truly outstanding,” said Jim Crist, the vicechair of the foundation’s board of directors. “Their partnership in healthcare has made a permanent difference to the Foundation and what we are able to do. We are very grateful for their support.” — submitted by Quality Foods

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Garbage entrepreneur almost ready to turn trash into cash Pay Dump trash system taken for a spin at a Nanaimo mall — and people are using it NEIL HORNER news@pqbnews.com

Who is ever going to pay to dispose of their trash? It’s a question Eric Duivenvoorde has heard more than once, but now, thanks to a successful pilot project in Nanaimo, the Qualicum Beach entrepreneur is starting to find out the answer. That answer, he said, is quite a lot of people, actually. Duivenvoorde is the inventor of a device he calls the Paydump, which acts sort of like a vending machine in reverse, allowing residents to drop off their bags of trash for a nominal fee. The device was featured on the popular television show, Dragon’s Den, and while it didn’t get funding at that time, it got a lot of publicity — and peo-

ple are starting to take notice. “We have placed the first bin out at the Country Club Mall in Nanaimo on Friday and we have a lot of positive feedback on our Facebook page for the Paydump,” he said. “A lot of people were positive about it. I went there and people are using it. I was really, really excited about that. Normally it’s not a good thing when you see other people’s garbage. For me it was a blessing.” The fact that people are using his prototype puts the lie to the many doubters who expressed doubts about whether people would pay to dispose of their trash. “It’s been a long time in the making and you always have the skeptics about who is going to pay for garbage,” he said. “But

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the sound stage near the Beach Hut on July 21. Local celebrities will form a panel of judges at the event to choose the winners, who will receive $500 for first place, $350 for second, $250 for third and $150 for fourth place, among other possible prizes. Beach Day in Qualicum includes a variety of games and entertainment for all ages, including a fashion show, a magic

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MEDICAL/DENTAL One LPN and one MOA required for fast paced medical office. Experience required. Fax resume to 250-752-6582 or Email: ferntreeclinic@shaw.ca or drop off at Suite 1B -219 W. Fern Rd, Qualicum Beach.

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TRADES, TECHNICAL AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIANS. Licensed, 4th year and 3rd year Technicians required. Signing/moving allowance, full company benefits, very aggressive bonus/pay plan. Ford experience preferred, but not required. Denham Ford, Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Email resume: Attention: Dean Brackenbury; dbrackenbury@denhamford.com

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FURNITURE 2 ALMOST new faux leather espresso swivel rocker recliners, in excellent condition, $200 each. (250)752-2274.

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

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. ASK DAN! Spring Special! Call Poirier Painting! Residential / Commercial / Vinyl Siding Fully insured, Free Estimates. Call #250-240-3528. WCB

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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

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

WES-COAST YARDBIRDS. Gardens, Yard Clean-up, Hauling. Pressure Washing, Irrigation, Carpentry. Tree Pruning, Topping, Removal. Please call 250-752-9444.

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HANDYPERSONS EXTENSIVE experience in carpentry, landscaping all aspects for household projects. Call 250 752 7241 evenings or 250 240 4543 Days and ask for Joff. Reasonable rates and reference available.

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

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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.

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LARGE SECTIONAL with Hide-a-bed & recliner; and sep. chair recliner. Ex. cond. $500.00 obo 250-752-8835

GARAGE SALES FRENCH CREEK: 1504 Pacific Crest (off Sunrise Dr), May 30 & 31, 9-4pm. Lots of misc...

POOL TABLE, regulation size, 4x8, solid oak, slate top. Includes light, all cues and balls. Felt in excellent condition. $2800.(250)754-5115.

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

RESTLESS LEG Syndrome and Leg Cramps? Fast relief in one hour. Sleep at night. Proven for over 32 years. www.allcalm.com Mon-Fri 8-4 EST 1-800-765-8660. SOFA, SMALL + Boyes, hardwood frame, re-uphol. $250; coffee table, wood, 2 drawer, mag. shelf $200; 2 lazyboy recliners, dusty blue, 3 yrs, pair $350; Armoire, office behind the door, $200; 2 button back velvet chairs, exc. qual., $300 obo. Call 250-586-4716 STEEL BUILDING - Blowout clearance sale! 20x22 $4,188. 25x26 $4,799. 30x34 $6,860. 32x44 $8,795. 40x50 $12,760. 47x74 $17,888. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca STEEL BUILDINGS, Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x 40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x 150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED FEMALE MANNEQUIN for an art project. Please call 250752-2179

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS ANTIQUE PLAYER Pano Built in 1913. Approx 100 rolls of music beautiful sound, very good condition. $2,500. 250-334-3667

HOBBIES & CRAFTS GRINSHEEP FIBRE Productions. 1265 Leffler Rd. (across from the Wildlife Centre in Errington) Offering felting, spinning, knitting & weaving supplies at reasonable rates. Open Tues - Sat., 1 - 5 or by appt. Call 250-248-6306 or email: grinsheep@gmail.com

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE ANTIQUE MAPLE dining suite, centre claw leg, $200. Wool carpets/Sears, 3-matching. Dusty rose w/pastel edging. $125. 1 (250)753-7397

PIANO, MASON & Excellent condition, overseas. $800. (250)756-6125.

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MOBILE ON own land in Errington- 3 bdrms. $148,000. May Finance. 250-738-0221.

AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/USA. Removes iron, hardness, smell, manganese. Since 1957. Visit our 29 innovative inventions. Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON. www.bigirondrilling.com BBQ, COLEMAN. Even heat, small space, 460 sq.in. 30,000 BTU, Clean, used 1 summer only. Paid $336. Sell $220. (250)751-0467, Nanaimo. CRAFTSMAN LAWNMOWER Briggs & Straton motor, 6.75 series, 21�, key start, front wheel drive. Hardly used. $400 obo. Call (250)248-2605 FREESPIRIT UPRIGHT exercise bike. Mag. flywheel cycle with monitor. “NEW� supports up to 225 lbs. Call 250-2489801 GAS POWER Toro lawn mower, $125. Webber natural gas barbecue, $110. Glass patio table chairs, umbrella & base, $125. Call (250)752-6188. GRANITE COUNTERTOPS. Various colors & price range. Will help move. (250)618-1943 LIGHT OAK entertainment centre,comes with 2 speakers, TV, radio, tape deck, cd player, vhs player, record player & headphones. $150 complete. Also reclining loveseat, $100. Call 250-752-6007 SAWMILLS FROM only $3997. Make money & save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT www.NorwoodSawmills.com/ 400OT STYLUS WHEELCHAIR, appraised at $1595. Will accept closest offer. 250-947-9280

Ladysmith Semi-oceanfront 6.5 acres, 2,600ft, 3bdrm, 1.5 bath home. Thermal windows, etc. $448,000. Agents welcome. (250)245-8950

1090 PEPPER PL., MORNINGSTAR

Executive 2,650 sq ft, plus 960 sq ft in-law suite, double lot behind 15th gold tee, open California style, vaulted ceilings, custom solid oak cabinetry, sunken wet bar, 2 gas fireplaces, oversized 3 dr garage, RV & boat parking, west facing full-width patio. $739,000. Contact: 250-937-7779.

QUALICUM BAY. Revenue opportunity on Vancouver Island, BC with leased out Cafe’ & your home on one property. Ocean front popular cafe’ plus 3 bd / 2 full bath home, 1.11 acres, fully fenced, sewage treatment plant, secure Sea Wall protected, & much more. Call 250-757-8014 for info.

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PARKSVILLE- 3 BDRMS, 2 bath Rancher. 5 appls, carport, fenced backyard, woodstove. NS/NP. $1300+ utils. Refs req’d. (250)752-9807. PARKSVILLE (181 Corfield)3 bdrm, 1 bath, fenced yard. F/S, W/D. NS/NP. $1100./mo + utils. Avail immed. 250-7579696, 250-927-0818.

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RARE FIND Qualicum Beach. Available for rent from June 1st. Lovely, 5 bedroom/3.5 bathroom house. $1600/mth. Contact 250-723-5088.

BEACH CLUB Residences luxury 1 bdrm condo w/lots of amenities, pool, sauna, fitness rm. Long term lease required. Avail June 1 $1200/mo. Call 250-951-1073

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PARKSVILLE: 2 bdrm Condo, 5 appls. Small pet ok. Ref’s. Avail. June 1st. $900/mo + utils. Call 250-248-6784. PARKSVILLERENO’D 2 bdrm Apt, free storage & parking, quiet bldg, heat/hot water included. Avail June. 1. $800. Call 250-248-3350. QUALICUM MANOR Apartments, 2 bdrm, 896 sq ft, grd floor, patio, N/S, N/P, excellent condition, in quiet civilized bldg, mins to all amens, $950 mo. Avail June. 1st. Please call Bill at (250)752-6997.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL ATTRACTIVE COMMERCIAL SPACE - Craig St, in vibrant downtown Parksville. Near Tuesday Night Market and Community Centre. 1160 sq ft. Call Keith - 1 (866) 682-4244 Formerly Curves in Coldstream. 1800 & 1400 sq.ft or sell all including 3000 sq.ft residence, heart of Coldstream Vernon BC. Near schools, store & lake. 250-542-6261

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Thousands converge in Parksville for second annual Mini World Cup of soccer JAMES CL ARKE sports@pqbnews.com

In case you missed them, 1,350 young soccer players (and their parents and coaches) converged on Parksville over the weekend for the second annual Mini World Cup. “It’s like I’m hung over, that’s a big event, man,” a bushed Warren Cudney said Monday morning when The NEWS checked in. Ninety-six teams from as far away as the Yukon and U.S. made the trip for the tournament of U8-U11 boys and girls. Each team played four games, which works out to 384 matches. One of the event organizers and the vice president of Oceanside Youth Soccer Society, Cudney estimates there were 125-plus coaches involved. Oceanside had over 150 players on about a dozen teams. The biggest single soccer tournament ever played in the area, the scope of the Mini World Cup was struck home by the number of little footballers and by the scheduling involved.  “Absolutely,” said Cudney, who has also been a volunteer coach for about eight years. To accommodate the 96 teams and all those games, organizers had six fields in play at Parksville Commu-

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Happy young soccer players were popping up on pitches throughout Parksville on the weekend as part of the Mini Word Cup.

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and four at Ballenas Secondary.  “Soccer is alive and well in Oceanside,” said Cudney, which was evident by the young players in their keepsake Mini World Cup T-shirts that where all over town, and by the spirited opening ceremonies and parade of countries at noon Saturday, when the players and their coaches filed out onto the big field with the hill at Parksville Community Park with the sounds of supporters. Including players, coaches, parents and supporters, an estimated 2,000 people took part of the opening ceremonies. Teams were divided into four continents and the total points this year said Cudney gave the slight edge and the win to ‘The America’s’. The first games got underway Saturday at 8:30 a.m. and the last game ended around 6:30 Sunday evening. “The great spirt of fun and competition was absolutely fantastic, and the OYSS soccer club should be extremely proud of the incredible number of hours of volunteer work that made this a first rate event,” Cudney recapped, confirming, “to date this is the largest turn out and tournament for the Mini World Cup of in the local events history, it definitely helped the community — I’m sure all the restaurants and hotels were pretty impressed.”

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It may be wet but Parksville’s Quality Foods Royals are in the midst of a drought where wins go, punctuated Saturday when they lost both games of their damp double header against the visiting White Rock Tritons.  Thumped 10-0 in the opener, the Royals turned in four errors and were trailing 8-0 after two innings, and the Tritons added two more in the third for the five inning mercy win. The Royals turned in seven errors in the opener, and were out hit 10-0. The pinstripes bounced back with a better game two, wrapping out six hits to White Rock’s, five but, the Tritons burnt the hosts for three unanswered runs

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Senior outfielder Sam Visona had a couple hits, stole a base, and scored a run for the Royals on the weekend in a losing cause.

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Parksville’s U12 Rage girls fastball team savour their silver medal in Sooke, their first tournament medal as a team.

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Parksville tournament has sent 1,000 players Oceanside’s  U12 Rage girls fastball team took to the fields in Sooke last weekend for their first tournament together “to see how they could compete.” Compete they did, as the locals surprised some people and mined themselves a wellearned silver medal. According to longtime local booster/manager Sheryl McNichol, the Rage girls played four games Saturday with two wins, a tie and a loss. “Most of these girls have never played more than two games in a day,” McNichol said after the dust had settled, adding the Rage stood their ground Sunday morning and  beat Lake Hill and then Nanaimo to make it to the gold medal game against the Langford Lightning (the team they lost to on Saturday). “Tired and sore, the battle was about to begin,” said McNichol, explaining there was no time limit, and the girls had to play a full sev-

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Shady Rest Eagles FC is nearing the end of another season, its 39th to be exact, making it one of the oldest football clubs on Vancouver Island. On Sunday up at Kwalikum Secondary School under ideal conditions Shady Rest’s O55 side stormed back from two goals down to win the 27th annual Manly Cup against the Oak Bay Old Boys 6-3. Formed in 1974 and originally known as Parksville/Qualicum United, the club took on its sponsor’s name in the early 80s. The Manly Cup, which dates back to 1986, is an annual home-and-away with each team taking turns hosting it. Sunday’s match held course with tradition as both teams left it all on the field in a fiercely contested match. The time-honoured trophy presentation took place later as always at The Shady Waterfront Restaurant & Pub in QB. “We put a lunch on for the Old Boys and they reciprocate when we go down there,” Jim Cameron, former player and club president said after. The Old Boys won the Manly Cup on their turf back in November in a 2-nil final “and actually we’ve lost the last three or four cup games in Victoria, but we’ve one the last three or four up here, so I guess we’re homers,” he chuckled.   On Sunday at KSS the Old Boys opened the scoring about five minutes in when one of their strikers jumped on a rebound in close and blasted it past Eagles’ keeper Ian Miller, who never had a chance. Miller would go on to make a number of clutch saves in the first half that kept his team in the game. The Shadies tied it up 1-1 at about the 20 minute mark when Keith Watson finished off a nice play set up by Jim Mitchell and Willem Jonkman. Oak Bay scored with about two minutes left in the opening half and the Eagles went into the break trailing 2-1. The visitors struck again early in the second half to go up 3-1, which woke the Eagles up as they stormed back with three goals in under five minutes, and added two more down the stretch. Watson, named Man of the Match, led the charge for Shady Rest FC, scoring two goals and helping set up two others. Gary Richardson started the onslaught when he took the ball in from the side of the box and ripped one home far side low to the corner. Ian Borthwick brought

the Eagles back even at 3-3 when he converted a nice pass in the box from Richardson, and Peter Roland, one of the smaller players on the team, scored what would prove to be the winner when he went up and headed in a corner kick from Richardson. ‘The Bomber’, Terry Brown, also had “a very strong game” with a goal and two helpers.  “I thought throughout the game we dominated possession, and particularly in the first half, we could have been up four goals had it not been for the play of their keeper.” It was, confirmed Cameron, a member of the club since 1988, “probably the best soccer we’ve played all year, a very impressive performance.” IN KEEPING WITH the times, Shady Rest Eagles FC is hoping a new website will help get the word. On the sidelines taking photos and supporting the O55 Eagles Sunday was Ravi Mohabeer, manager of the O35 Eagles team and club booster. “Some of these guys have been playing with the club since ‘74,” he explained, adding “and many others have joined along the way.” Shady Rest Eagles FC currently has teams in three different age divisions: they have an Over 35 side as well as an O45 and O55 teams. The North Island Oldtimers Soccer League, which all three teams compete in, will be changing its age divisions come the fall; staying with the O35 division, but changing the other two to O48 and O60. Shady Rest Eagles FC currently lists about 50 players, but there is always room for more. “Always,” said Cameron. “We’re need some new blood in the club, we’re really welcoming new players.” The long-running six-aside summer league put on by the RDN in conjunction with the Shady Rest Eagles FC, is a great place for players interested in soccer to start. “Some people start in the summer league and don’t realize there’s opportunities to play at a higher level throughout the year. The Eagles, he points out, play from October through April with at least one game a week, “so there’s always an opportunity.” Beyond that Shady Rest Eagles FC also continues to work with Oceanside Youth Soccer in an effort to make soccer a truly community game. For more information on the local club go to shadyresteaglesfc.com.

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THE 26TH ANNUAL BC CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL’S MIRACLE WEEKEND

BC Children’s Hospital helps kids get care closer to home Jonathan Dean recently took up horseback riding and, while climbing onto the back of a huge and powerful animal might intimidate some small children, the five-year-old Nanaimo boy took it in stride. Horseback riding just happens to be his latest achievement and his mother, Grace Dean, credits Errington Therapeutic Riding Association’s riding therapy, which requires balance and core strength, with helping Jonathan learn to walk. Jonathan has a genetic condition called CHARGE syndrome and is deaf and blind and requires specialized care in speech therapy, audiology, respirology and ophthalmology. This means he’s had to overcome a many challenges since birth. Fortunately, one challenge – the frequent and inconvenient trips his family had to make to BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver – was removed with the opening of a pediatric clinic at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital in 2009. Although Jonathan still goes to BC Children’s a least once a year for checkups, most of his care is now managed by caregivers at the Nanaimo facility. “Being able to go to Nanaimo has made such a difference,” says Grace Dean, Jonathan’s mother. “It’s helped our home life. I don’t have to take a full day or two from work. I can’t even put into words how much it’s helped us.” Construction of the pediatric clinic in Nanaimo was supported by Child Health BC, an initiative of BC Children’s Hospital. Among the goals of Child Health BC are improved access to BC Children’s specialists, reduced travel for children requiring treatment, standardized care for children throughout BC, and improved pediatric services in the various regions of the province. “The fact that Jonathan is able to receive specialized care so close to home is exactly what we’re looking for,” says Dr. Maureen O’Donnell, executive director of Child Health BC. Child Health BC’s activities took off after Overwaitea Food Group became the lead benefactor with a pledge of $20 million in support in 2007. TELUS and Scotiabank later made gifts of $5 million and $1 million, respectively. This support had an immediate impact, says O’Donnell. Pediatric clinics established with Child Health BC’s support in Nanaimo and Prince George have thousands of patient visits annually; additional travelling clinics are staffed by BC Children’s caregivers in communities across the province; and over 1,000 health professionals have participated in Child Health BC’s workshops. O’Donnell credits Overwaitea Food Group’s donation with Child Health BC’s growing reach across the province, noting that it’s a perfect fit for an organization with a presence in so many BC communities. Overwaitea Food Group President Darrell Jones agrees. “We’re committed to the health and wellness of kids and families in BC,” says Jones. “We’ve been proud to support BC Children’s Hospital for more than two decades – and

with the help of our communities, we’ve contributed millions of dollars toward hospital improvement projects, advocacy programs and important research initiatives. We’re grateful for the amazing support of our local communities, team members, customers and supplier partners who have all played a key role in making this fundraising success possible.” Child Health BC is part of a larger transformation in the way BC’s children receive care, says Larry Gold, president of BC Children’s Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children. The transformation also includes the construction of a new BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. “We want to ensure children have access to a consistent standard of care, whether they live in Smithers, Campbell River or Castlegar; and there will always be children who need care that’s only available in a children’s hospital,” says Gold. BC Children’s Hospital Foundation has raised close to $170 million, including Overwaitea Food Group’s gift and $25 million from Teck Resources Limited, in its $200-million capital campaign to support construction of the new hospital and Child Health BC. Gold says that the new hospital, which will open in 2018, will be family-friendly, making it easier

for families from outside the Lower Mainland to remain with their children. Beyond the money being raised for the new hospital and Child Health BC, Gold says the hospital also counts on donations of about $14 million a year to support research, equipment purchases and training. On June 1 and 2 BC Children’s Hospital Foundation will hold its annual Miracle Weekend celebration on Global BC, to raise the millions the hospital needs to cover its urgent annual needs. Grace Dean understands the importance of supporting the hospital: “Jonathan has received great care at BC Children’s and at the clinic in Nanaimo. As far as I’m concerned, the fact that my son, despite all his challenges, is walking on his own, is learning to communicate with me, and is even riding horses, shows just how much children can accomplish when they get the right care. BC Children’s Hospital has been there for us every step of the way.”

Between April 2009 and March 2011, approximately 1,200 families made over 3,200 visits to the Nanaimo Pediatric Ambulatory Health Clinic.

JUNE 1 & 2, 2013 On June 1 and 2, tune in to Miracle Weekend, broadcast live from BC Children’s Hospital, on Global BC from 7:00pm on Saturday, June 1 until 5:30pm on Sunday, June 2 The 26th annual BC Children’s Hospital’s Miracle Weekend is a two-day celebration that showcases the best of BC Children’s Hospital: patients, their families, caregivers and supporters who come from every corner of BC. BC Children’s Hospital receives over 200,000 visits from patients from across the province every year. Donations help the hospital deliver the best in care every day, and are helping to prepare for the future by supporting the construction of a new BC Children’s Hospital and better access to care for children in or close to their home communities. Please support BC Children’s Hospital.

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At the Overwaitea Food Group, we’re very proud of our longstanding commitment to investing in the health of kids and their families. We’ve been supporting BC Children’s Hospital for more than two decades, and we’ve raised millions of dollars in support of capital improvement projects, important research initiatives and advocacy programs designed to help keep our kids safe by reducing prevent-able injuries.In 2007, we made a $20 million pledge to support Child Health BC, an initiative of BC Children’s Hospital that helps get kids in BC get the care they need, closer to home. Since then, we’ve raised more than $10.7 million toward our goal. Darrell Jones, President OFG

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Any time time you’re you’re driving driving from from Oceanside Oceanside towards towards Port Port Alberni Alberni Any you’ll notice steep hillsides rising from the North shores of Camyou’ll notice steep hillsides rising from the North shores of Cameron Lake. Th is heavily treed hump is Wesley Ridge, which extends eron Lake. This heavily treed hump is Wesley Ridge, which extends from the the point point where where the the Little Little Qualicum Qualicum River River exits exits Cameron Cameron Lake Lake from to the saddle between Mt. Wesley and Mt. Horne to the West. to the saddle between Mt. Wesley and Mt. Horne to the West. Thee broad broad backed backed ridge ridge rises rises to to just just over over 900 900 metres metres via via aa steep steep Th trail that leads directly off the railway tracks that lead to Port Alberni. trail that leads directly off the railway tracks that lead to Port Alberni. Heading West West on on Hwy Hwy 44 you’ll you’ll see see an an unoffi unofficial cial but but distinct distinct gravel gravel Heading pullout next to Lockwood Creek. After parking carefully to avoid obpullout next to Lockwood Creek. After parking carefully to avoid obstructing vehicles on either road or rail (maintenance and inspecstructing vehicles on either road or rail (maintenance and inspection vehicles vehicles still still use use those those old old tracks!) tracks!) walk walk West West across across the the short short tion wooden bridge and follow the tracks for around 40 metres, keeping wooden bridge and follow the tracks for around 40 metres, keeping your eyes eyes peeled peeled on on the the right right hand hand side side for for aa gap gap in in the the trees trees and and aa your path leading straight into the bush. path leading straight into the bush. Thee climbing climbing starts starts straight straight away away with with no no chance chance to to open open the the Th lungs or stretch out the calves, so pace yourself as you tackle these lungs or stretch out the calves, so pace yourself as you tackle these early slopes. slopes. Th Thee trail trail is is steep, steep, switchbacked switchbacked and and can can be be loose loose and and early slippery in dry weather. Hiking poles and shoes with lugged soles slippery in dry weather. Hiking poles and shoes with lugged soles are aa good good idea, idea, and and will will be be particularly particularly appreciated appreciated when when walking walking are downhill on the return journey. downhill on the return journey. After around around 20 20 minutes minutes you’ll you’ll encounter encounter aa steep steep rocky rocky section section of of After around 20 feet with a rope tied around a tree to assist. Personally, around 20 feet with a rope tied around a tree to assist. Personally, II tend to to avoid avoid putting putting my my weight weight on on ropes ropes ifif II don’t don’t know know their their hishistend tory and will trust my hands and feet in preference. tory and will trust my hands and feet in preference. Another 20 20 to to 30 30 minutes minutes will will bring bring you you aa couple couple of of peek-a-boo peek-a-boo Another views Eastwards over Oceanside then West to the fi rst good viewviewviews Eastwards over Oceanside then West to the first good point overlooking Cameron Lake and across to the fl anks of Mounts point overlooking Cameron Lake and across to the flanks of Mounts Cokely and and Arrowsmith. Arrowsmith. Remarkably, Remarkably, someone someone has has packed packed all all the the Cokely materials to build a proper park bench up here and assembled materials to build a proper park bench up here and assembled itit amongst madrona madrona and and arbutus arbutus trees. trees. It’s It’s engraved engraved “Forever “Forever TuesTuesamongst day” and I wonder if anyone knows the story behind it. day” and I wonder if anyone knows the story behind it. By this this point point you’ve you’ve completed completed most most of of the the day’s day’s sustained sustained climbclimbBy ing and a few short minutes brings you onto the back of the ridge. ing and a few short minutes brings you onto the back of the ridge. You have options for a clockwise or anti-clockwise walk around the You have options for a clockwise or anti-clockwise walk around the two viewpoints or, as many people do, just enjoy the shorter walk to two viewpoints or, as many people do, just enjoy the shorter walk to the fi rst outcrop and then head back down. the first outcrop and then head back down. My preference preference is is to to head head around around anti-clockwise anti-clockwise as as this this allows allows clicliMy ents to enjoy spectacular scenery while they assess their legs and, ents to enjoy spectacular scenery while they assess their legs and, they so so decide, decide, to to turn turn back back early early rather rather than than committing committing to to the the ifif they additional couple of hours it takes to complete the rolling hike out additional couple of hours it takes to complete the rolling hike out to the the main main viewpoint viewpoint and and back. back. to With this in mind, follow the well well worn worn trail trail Westwards Westwards as as itit rises rises With this in mind, follow the and falls through trees, salal and mosses. Th ere is an easily missed and falls through trees, salal and mosses. There is an easily missed right fork fork that that veers veers the the trail trail slightly slightly northwards northwards towards towards the the transtransright mitter towers. Look for a diversion to the right of the trail leading to mitter towers. Look for a diversion to the right of the trail leading to some spectacular wooden bike jumps built by world famous local some spectacular wooden bike jumps built by world famous local mountain biker biker Darren Darren Berrecloth. Berrecloth. Well Well worth worth aa look, look, then then re-join re-join mountain the trail and follow it until it pops you out with an expansive view the trail and follow it until it pops you out with an expansive view stretching from Comox to Nanaimo and beyond. stretching from Comox to Nanaimo and beyond. There ere are are many many local local landmarks landmarks to to pick pick out out from from up up here, here, and and I’ll I’ll Th often take compass bearings to identify features on a map. Th is is often take compass bearings to identify features on a map. This is aa great spot spot for for aa snack snack and and photo photo op, op, but but with with the the second second summit summit in in great mind, head West and join what has unfortunately become an ugly, mind, head West and join what has unfortunately become an ugly, rooted quad quad trail trail for for most most of of the the way. way. Although Although the the trails trails braid braid into into rooted each other, keep heading West and you’ll be heading the right way. each other, keep heading West and you’ll be heading the right way. Thee singletrack singletrack trail trail needed needed to to access access the the summit summit is is quite quite hard hard to to Th

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Hiking shoes/boots Hiking shoes/boots or SUBSTANTIAL trail or SUBSTANTIAL trail runners with lugged runners with lugged soles soles Backpacks should be Backpacks should be large enough to hold large enough to hold essentials PLUS any essentials PLUS any clothing that needs clothing that needs removed as you heat removed as you heat up. up. Lightweight Lightweight waterproof jacket waterproof jacket and, preferably, rain and, preferably, rain pants. pants. Whistle, food (lunch Whistle, food (lunch and snacks), water (2 and snacks), water (2 litres recommended, litres recommended, preferably in a preferably in a hydration bladder hydration bladder rather than a rather than a bottle), small bottle), small personal first aid personal first aid kit, any prescription kit, any prescription medications, medications, lightweight lightweight insulating layer such insulating layer such as a microfleece, sun as a microfleece, sun screen, bug spray, screen, bug spray, sunglasses, a hat sunglasses, a hat with a brim or peak, with a brim or peak, headlamp or small headlamp or small flashlight with fresh flashlight with fresh batteries and a spare batteries and a spare set. set. Check the weather foreCheck the weather forecast the day before and cast the day before and adjust clothing choice if adjust clothing choice if required. required.

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Poles are are aa great great idea idea for for most most all all hikes, hikes, including including one one at at Wesley Wesley Ridge. Ridge. Poles

spot, but but it’s it’s aa distinct distinct intersection intersection where where the the small small footpath footpath crosses crosses spot, the quad trail at around 90 degrees and heads sharply uphill. the quad trail at around 90 degrees and heads sharply uphill. A rocky rocky scramble scramble leads leads out out at at the the summit summit which which has has aa small small cairn cairn A and fantastic 360 degree views stretching around from Mount Arand fantastic 360 degree views stretching around from Mount Arrowsmith, up and down the Strait of Georgia, down onto Spider rowsmith, up and down the Strait of Georgia, down onto Spider Lake and and across across to to the the Beaufort Beaufort Range. Range. Lake On heading back down I follow the singletrack singletrack trails trails and and trend trend to to On heading back down I follow the the South in order to enjoy a more attractive environment to walk the South in order to enjoy a more attractive environment to walk through. Th There ere are are occasional occasional views views of of the the summits summits to to the the South South and and through. down onto the lake and Highway on the opposite side. Th e journey down onto the lake and Highway on the opposite side. The journey back to to the the top top of of the the switchback switchback trail trail takes takes aa little little less less time time than than the the back outward trip, and the descent to the tracks is over in around 2/3 of outward trip, and the descent to the tracks is over in around 2/3 of the time it took to come up. Care is required descending with tired the time it took to come up. Care is required descending with tired legs, though, though, and and those those lugged lugged soles soles and and hiking hiking poles poles II mentioned mentioned legs, earlier will come into their own. earlier will come into their own.

Not essential, but worth Not essential, but worth adding to the list- camera, adding to the list- camera, mini binoculars, compass mini binoculars, compass and/or gps, small mat or and/or gps, small mat or tarp to sit on. tarp to sit on.

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The actors who play two charming little old ladies in Arsenic and Old Lace had no trouble creating an affable and welcoming ambiance in a beautiful old Brooklyn home located on set at the Village Theatre on Friday night. And then, just as skillfully, the two actors show another side, and casually reveal an appalling little hobby in which their characters like to indulge. And they make no bones about it. After all, they truly believe it’s “charity work.” Both of the spinster aunts in the play are quite mad, along with a couple of their nephews, which makes for an entertaining, and at times, hilarious, couple of hours at the Village Theatre. Echo Player’s production of Arsenic and Old Lace plays until June 9 at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. The two darling, elderly aunts are known as the Brewster sisters. Abby Brewster is played by Joan Bryan and Martha Brewster is played by Helen-Margaret Randall. The two make a great team, and seem to really capture the essence of the two guileless, almost childlike characters, who have their own little games going on in the house de-

spite what their neighbours might think. The other main role in the play is their nephew Mortimer Brewster, a drama critic who believes, like everyone else in the community, that his aunts are simply lovely and sweet. Until he makes a gruesome discovery. Mortimer is played by Scott Murray who gives an enthusiastic performance and grabs many laughs with his telling facial expressions. I have to say my favourite character was Teddy Brewster, a wonderfully crazy and unstable nephew who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt, played impeccably by Len Mustard. This character is often digging locks for the Panama Canal in the house’s cellar, or tooting his bugle at inappropriate times and yelling “charge”. Mortimer’s girlfriend, Elaine Harper, adds a bit of normality to the mad house, and Samantha Bau brings style and grace to that role. Charlie Whelton does a good job in his first role with Echo Players as Elaine’s dad who is also a Reverend. Whelton also plays an obtuse police officer nicely. Susan Warner plays the other officer, and does a bangup job, nailing the Boston accent. Mell Frost had a strong performance playing the insane

and creepy brother Jonathan Brewster, who shows us the sinister side of crazy. His partner in crime, the submissive Dr. Einstein, is played superbly by Jim Currey. John Pope, husband to the director of the play, Eileen Pope, and one of the founders of the Village Theatre, captures his roles admirably, as an abrupt traveller looking for lodging and the superintendent of the Happy Dale Sanitorium, for the insane. Eileen’s son Lance also does great work in his role, as the dumbfounded police lieutenant. Although there were a few slip-ups on the lines, which may have affected the delivery of some of the humour, the cast performed well overall and kept me happily entertained. The set is beautifully done, there are many eye-catching outfits and the story is a classic, filled with a great mix of outrageous characters. Tickets for the show are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students. Stop by the box office during office hours at 110 West 2nd Ave, call 250-752-3522 or email info@echoplayers.ca. Contest: Win two tickets to the show. Email reporter@pqbnews.com with the name of one of the Brewster brothers for your chance to win. Draw will be done May 31.

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It was a feast for the eyes with beautiful blooms, whimsical water features and so much more for the 22nd annual Mount Arrowsmith Rhododendron Society (MARS) Garden Tour May 11 and 12. Just under 400 people toured the 13 gorgeous gardens that were on display with a master gardener at each one to answer questions. The stars of the show were the rhododendrons, although John England whose garden was back by popular request admitted his large rhodos were not as floriferous as last year. John’s blooms looked lovely to me but he has been a member of of MARS for 21 years and I would never wrestle with someone who has a green thumb! They call themselves Eddie and the Funk, the local band made up of members from around Parksville and Qualicum Beach are all big supporters of the Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer. A fundraiser for the charity raised $3100 on May 11 when the talented group of musicians performed to a sold out crowd at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre. The band covered tunes from the 50’s & 60’s including the Mamas and Papas, Bob Dylan and the Eagles, all of which proved to be crowd favourites. One of the vocalists, Lori Koop whose day job is Operations Manager at the Parksville Career Centre said members of the Lions Club did a great job running the bar and generated almost half of the revenue. The dance was the first fundraising event of the year in this area for Tour de Rock whose local team was also announced on May 11. There’s nothing like reading a good book while you wiggle your toes in the sand, so the Town of Qualicum Beach along with the local branch of Vancouver Island Regional Library have teamed up to offer Beach Reads, a lending library for the summer. Three bookcases designed to look like large birdhouses were built by the Town’s talented carpenters Dustin Gibson and Byron Smith. Byron said all the wood was recycled, including cedar from old outdoor benches and plywood from an old cabinet in city hall. The hinges and handles were the art work by some of the creative students at Qualicum Beach Elementary School. Look for the bookcases near the visitor’s centre, the Beach Hut and the Brant viewing area from June until September. You’re never too old or infirm to fish. That is the philosophy behind Fishing Forever. The annual fishing event at the Coombs Country Campground organized by the Qualicum Fish and Game Association is designed for elderly residents who are shut in, live in care homes or who suffer from chronic conditions. Headed by Brian Borrett and a host of volunteers it is a day for people to enjoy themselves and on May 24 the trout were biting as several anglers hauled in some whoppers. Kwalikum Secondary School once again hosted a touring International School, Aichi Keisei from Japan. The school has come to visit for many years now and several families in the community billeted the students. Teacher Brad Wilson who helped organize the many activities they participated in said a different Japanese school will be coming this summer and next spring he’s looking forward to taking a group of 20 Grade 11 and 12 KSS students to Japan.

Arlene and John England are long time members of the the Mount Arrowsmith Rhododendron Society and their garden was one of the featured gardens for the 22nd annual Garden Tour May 11 and 12.

This local band made up of folks from Parksville and Qualicum Beach have been jamming for fun for a couple of years, Eddie and the Funk performed before a huge crowd May 11 and raised funds for Cops for Cancer co-sponsored on the island by Black Press.

Qualicum Beach Elementary School students Ethan Domes (front), Harley Tryon (back), Keiyana Sterling and Arden Buechurt added some colourful artwork to one of the towns newly constructed book cases that will be a free lending library this summer as part of the Town’s Beach Reads program..

Town of Qualicum Beach carpenters Byron Smith and Dustin Gibson say the book cases they constructed for Beach Reads were made almost completely with recycled material.

Emily Beauchamp (left) and Judi Van Swieten of the District 69 White Cane Club appreciate volunteers like Chris Nielsen (right) of Our Glass Shop in Parksville who help out in the Fishing Forever event.

Ferd and Judy Hamre hosted students Mayu Yasue and Yuri Segawa when they visited last week from Japan. Their daughter Bridget Hamre is in Grade 10 at Kwalikum Senior Secondary school which put on a BBQ May 24 for the students and the host families.

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A musical event that has been bringing top notch blues to places throughout Europe, the USA and Canada for the past eight years will be making a stop at the Errington Hall Thursday, May 30. It’s called the Blues Caravan:Tomorrow’s Guitar Heroes, an annual tour presented by Ruf Records, and this year features three highly talented musicians, all rising stars in the blues world. Jimmy Bowskill, known as the youngest Juno-nominated artist in Canada’s history (at age 14), was discovered by Jeff Healy at age 11. Today the young Canadian musician has toured Europe several times, bringing his fresh bluesy rock sound to the masses. Bart Walker is a Nashville-based guitarist who took home Best Guitarist at the 2012 International Blues Challenge. The vocal powerhouse

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Qualicum Landing development the surprise winner at 21st Annual Georgie Awards Qualicum Landing, a $35 million waterfront community in Qualicum Beach, was a surprise winner at the 21st Annual Georgie Awards, held at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The Palladian Developments project took home three awards, including the coveted Best Residential Community of the Year. “There’s a lot of activity that happens on Vancouver Island; it’s very high quality but there isn’t a lot of industry recognition,” said Chris Cross, owner of Palladian Developments. “For us to go to the Georgies and represent not just Palladian but all of the great work happening on Vancouver Island, and be recognized for it, is an amazing feeling.” Just as the BC housing market was heading towards a downturn in early 2009, Qualicum Landing was ramping up for its pre-sale launch. The sales and marketing team decided to scrap the original vision of 2,000 plus sq ft homes for affluent buyers and focus instead on a smaller home with more green space, more amenities and a much smaller price tag. The new vision: luxury beach homes from $399,000. Twenty-seven homes sold on opening day but what was more remarkable was the precedent set for residential communities throughout BC. Long before the term ‘downsizing’ became the norm, Qualicum Landing’s vision for a smaller, more containable housing option was gaining attention from buyers in a new demographic. “Our goal with Qualicum Landing was to create a legacy community unlike anything else available in BC. Despite facing a number of challenges, we simply did not waver from that goal,” said developer David Steele. Qualicum Landing is located 10 minutes North of Qualicum Beach and consists of 62 homes on 15 acres

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Qualicum Landing Offers Six Award Winning House Plans. Each home has been carefully designed to maximize space for comfortable living and is finished with top of the line materials. The architecture is led by Vancouver Island based designer, John Larsen of CA Design. of walk-on waterfront. Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness centre, swimming pool, two hot tubs, a games room, community garden, tennis court, acres of green space and a beachfront recreational area with a community fire pit. Qualicum Landing offers six distinct home

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Qualicum Landing development the surprise winner at 21st Annual Georgie Awards Qualicum Landing, a $35 million waterfront community in Qualicum Beach, was a surprise winner at the 21st Annual Georgie Awards, held at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The Palladian Developments project took home three awards, including the coveted Best Residential Community of the Year. “There’s a lot of activity that happens on Vancouver Island; it’s very high quality but there isn’t a lot of industry recognition,” said Chris Cross, owner of Palladian Developments. “For us to go to the Georgies and represent not just Palladian but all of the great work happening on Vancouver Island, and be recognized for it, is an amazing feeling.” Just as the BC housing market was heading towards a downturn in early 2009, Qualicum Landing was ramping up for its pre-sale launch. The sales and marketing team decided to scrap the original vision of 2,000 plus sq ft homes for affluent buyers and focus instead on a smaller home with more green space, more amenities and a much smaller price tag. The new vision: luxury beach homes from $399,000. Twenty-seven homes sold on opening day but what was more remarkable was the precedent set for residential communities throughout BC. Long before the term ‘downsizing’ became the norm, Qualicum Landing’s vision for a smaller, more containable housing option was gaining attention from buyers in a new demographic. “Our goal with Qualicum Landing was to create a legacy community unlike anything else available in BC. Despite facing a number of challenges, we simply did not waver from that goal,” said developer David Steele. Qualicum Landing is located 10 minutes North of Qualicum Beach and consists of 62 homes on 15 acres

Chris Cross, owner of Palladian Developments and Dan McLeod of Camelot Homes celebrate their Georgie wins.

Qualicum Landing Offers Six Award Winning House Plans. Each home has been carefully designed to maximize space for comfortable living and is finished with top of the line materials. The architecture is led by Vancouver Island based designer, John Larsen of CA Design. of walk-on waterfront. Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness centre, swimming pool, two hot tubs, a games room, community garden, tennis court, acres of green space and a beachfront recreational area with a community fire pit. Qualicum Landing offers six distinct home

plans. Beach Homes range from 1065 sq ft for the award winning Seascape floor plan to an expansive 2000 sq ft three bedroom/den bedroom home with garage, and everything in between Qualicum Landing has been honoured with 12 Silver and 3 Gold

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CARE (Construction Achievement & Renovation Excellence) awards for design and environmental achievements. Six homes remain, with prices ranging from $399,000 to $899,000. For more information visit: qualicumlanding.com

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After more than four decades in the music business, Carole Pope can still rock out and she proved it May 24 with an engaging acoustic performance at the Errington Hall. Pope is best known as the lead singer and co-songwriter for the punk/pop/alternative band Rough Trade from 1975 to 1988. Before performing her hit High School Confidential she informed the audience that she is not creeping on high school girls … it is just a song. Pope gave the crowd a wee glimpse into the crazy rock n’ roll life she has lived and shared some tales. Although she poked fun at her sexuality and everyone else’s for that matter, no one seemed to mind because they would not let her leave the stage without an encore. Pope, who now lives in New York, joked about performing in the middle of nowhere but she appreciated the love the Errington audience showed her and her partner Tim Welch, who, by the way, rocked the guitar. Pope played some of her new songs as well as her old hits and with that powerful voice still just as fierce as it was. She proved why she is a Canadian music icon.

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Island Exposures Art Gallery celebrated a milestone May 22, one year in its location at 183 West Island Highway in front of the Beach Club Resort in Parksville. Over the year owner Craig Carmichael has invited many local artists to exhibit their artwork at the gallery, which currently features a variety of paint mediums, photography, forged iron sculptures, wood-turning and more. Carmichael is well know for his photography and he, along with well know shutter-bug Randy Hall, will be offering some of their tips and tricks in a photography workshop/field trip on Saturday, June 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $50 and pre-registration is required. Stops will be made at Little Qualicum Falls, Cameron Lake and Cathedral Grove and a 16x20 print of your best photo taken that day is included. Call 250-586-5225 for more details.

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