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SECTION C QUALICUM BEACH

Boundaries fuel debate Councillors look at aligning urban containment lines with town lines LISSA ALEXANDER reporter@pqbnews.com

Qualicum Beach can work towards changing its urban containment boundary to be the same as the town boundary after a motion narrowly passed at a council meeting Monday night. Coun. Bill Luchtmeijer brought forth the motion, asking staff to bring the information and procedures required to make the change to the September council meeting. He said councillors run into issues where there are multiple layers of government with jurisdiction on private land and he would like it simplified. “For the sake of clarity, the overlapping layers of jurisdiction create confusion,” he said. “Within the town should be governed and controlled by the Town of Qualicum Beach.” Coun. Scott Tanner wanted to make a friendly amendment to change the wording from urban containment boundary to growth containment boundary, as the Regional District of Nanaimo has done, but that was defeated. Tanner then said he was confused by the motion and questioned whether Luchtmeijer was proposing the change to further development outside the current town boundary. See CHECKS, page A7

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After a couple attempts, a petition signed by 130 residents and more than two years, Parksville council awarded the construction contract for stairs to the waterfront at the end of Sunray Road. A public demand for beach access in the northwest corner of the city was identified in the 2005 Parks and Open Space Master Plan and council formally addressed the residents’ petition in April 2011. See STAIRS, page A7

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stArtinG Point Bears spotted in populated QB areas The Town of Qualicum Beach issued a warning to residents this week after some bear sightings. The town, on its website, reported there were sightings in three areas of the town on Monday: Miraloma Drive and Bennett Road; Rupert Road and Memorial Drive; and in the area around the civic centre. “Help increase public safety and prevent conflicts with bears in Qualicum Beach,” the town stated on a one-page posting to its website entitled “Caution!! — bear in area.” The page went on to explain some actions town residents can perform at their homes to reduce conflicts with bears and provided numbers to call, including the Conservation Officer Service to report sightings where public safety is at risk (1-877-952-7277) or for assistance bear-proofing your property (Crystal McMillan (250-951-9453).

Blues concert at Errington Hall cancelled

The Blues Caravan Concert at the Errington Hall May 30 that was featured in The NEWS on May 28 has been cancelled due to performers withdrawing.

Web portal to be created in Qualicum

A motion passed at Qualicum Beach town council Monday night to proceed with creating a web portal as stated in the town’s cultural plan. The portal is one of the items recommended in the town’s Youth, Families, Retention and Attraction Strategy and Making Culture Count! Cultural Plan adopted by council July 8, 2012. The portal development is not to exceed $17,500.

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the Qualicum beach downtown business Association won first prize in the Qualicum beach Family day Parade this past sunday. the float decorated by volunteers from the QbdbA and their families showcased a small part of the ambience of Qualicum beach downtown. one side of the float promoted the uptown summer market held every thursday evening during July and August and the other promoted “our business is blooming” coinciding with the town of Qualicum’s participation in the “Communities in bloom” competition.

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The Little Star Children’s Centre took top spot for best costume in the weekend’s Family Day parade. They were followed in second place by Island Farms and the Parksville Qualicum 4-H Club in third and the PQ Pony Club in fourth spot. The 4H Club rocketed to top spot in the Youth Participation category, followed by Little

Star Children’s Centre in second, Kids Fest in third and Oceanside BMX in fourth. The Qualicum Beach Downtown Business Association took the coveted title of Best Float, followed by the Arrowview Kids Club in second, Pharmasave in third and Hot n Cool Yoga in fourth. Finally, the award for Best Community Spirit went to Sparks, followed by Flying Phil in second, the Children’s Discovery Centre in third and the PQ Shriners in fourth. Organizers say the parade was a great success, with more than 40 entries taking part.

As far as family events go, the fireworks held at Qualicum Beach Saturday night could stand as a good example. Oceanside RCMP Corporal Jesse Foreman said while there was a strong police presence at the event, everyone behaved themselves. “We had two dedicated members there and between 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. three traffic mem-

bers joined for a foot patrol,” he said. “There were absolutely no problems and everyone was extremely well-behaved.” It was a welcome development, he added. “It made us happy that nobody got carried away or out of control and traffic cleared out without problems,” Foreman said. “It was an extremely great family event.”

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Thursday, May 30, 2013 The Parksville Qualicum Beach News

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Peter McCully, Publisher of the Parksville Qualicum Beach News, is pleased to make the following announcement: Lori Hague joins The NEWS as Sales Representative. Lori and her family have lived in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area for almost 10 years. Before moving to Vancouver Island, she held several positions as a sales representative and customer service representative in Vancouver. Lori is familiar with small business as she is the former owner and operator of Qualicum Window Coverings. Most days you’ll see Lori around town, or find her with her family at track meets and volleyball tournaments. Tom Alexander has re-joined the Graphics Department at The NEWS. When Tom joined the paper in 2006 he did so as a graphic designer, and then moved into the sales department a few years later. Tom loves to design ads and bring ideas to print. When Tom is not sitting in front of a computer he is most likely on a daily outing with his wife Paulina and their 4 kids. Recently graphic designer PJ Perdue transferred from The PQB News to our sister paper, The Victoria News to be closer to family.

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to the people of Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Nanoose Bay, Lantzville and North Nanaimo for choosing me to represent you in the Legislature. It is my privilege to serve and I will strive to be a champion in our community for the issues, concerns and needs of residents. My sincere thank you to the other candidates for putting your name forward to serve. In the coming months, my constituency office will open and I look forward to the opportunity to meet with you. We have much work to do.

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One of the Spam-based dishes at the recent Spamfest.

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A different kind of sushi Picnic held at Big Qualicum First Nations Campground AUREN RUVINSKY writer@pqbnews.com

The Vancouver Island Cruisers’ Spamfest has come and gone for another year and the leftover Spambrosia salad, Spam sushi and Spamhenge pizza have been carted away till next year. “It just started as a fun gathering a few years ago of some of us who don’t belong to the other car groups,” said Thomas Russell. More than 130 cars and even more people

gathered for the third annual picnic, this year held at the Big Qualicum First Nations campground last weekend. There was no competition at the fun casual gathering meant purely as a social event that drew a huge variety of cars including Model Ts, classics to roadsters and British cars. “It is amazing how food of questionable origin and disguise can be made to look so appetizing,” Russell said boasting of the Spam concoctions including chocolate chip cookies, potato salad, cheese and meat spreads, shish kabobs, guacamole and a “Saskatchewan seafood dinner.”

PARKSVILLE’S COMMUNITY PARK

Sports field work starts soon Contract worth $388,000 awarded to J.A.D. Enterprises AUREN RUVINSKY writer@pqbnews.com

Parksville council gave the go-ahead to a $388,325 reconstruction of the Community Park sports field this summer. The popular soccer and baseball field will be out of commission for several months as it receives a new irrigation and drainage system and replacement of the top 30 cm (foot) of sand, soil and turf. The irrigation system will be set up for the future addition of a system to re-use rain and water park water and the steep bank down from Highway 19A will be re-graded to improve safety when mowing. The work had been estimated at $348,500 but the report from city staff said the cost of sand is going up and the lower of the two bids is still good value.

The city received a $177,275 federal grant towards the work from the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund, delivered by Western Economic Diversification in December 2012. Director of Operations Alan Metcalf said in the past that while the field has served the city well, it was built in the 1970s and closures due to drainage and other problems are becoming more common. Mayor Chris Burger called the field “very much an important part of our infrastructure,” pointing out that along with a lot of use from locals it also accommodates visiting teams and tourists. Metcalf assured council that the contractor has done this kind of work before and that the specific sports uses will be taken into account in the design. The contract was unanimously awarded to J.A.D. Enterprises, for which council had to advance $29,460 from their accumulated surplus. The work is scheduled to run July 2 to Sep. 15 and Metcalf said local sports groups are aware of the work and have made other arrangements.

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A hotbed for great markets The Parksville Qualicum Beach area is a great place for farmers’ markets — residents and tourists have options for where they want to purchase produce and other items that are locally grown JOHN HARDING editor@pqbnews.com

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arket season is upon us in Parksville Qualicum Beach. Residents and tourists alike have options if they like the sights, sounds and smells of open-air shopping. Local grocery stores have all those things too — including produce, meats and seafood grown or raised or caught nearby — but for some there’s nothing like a stroll outdoors and the chance to talk to the people who hours earlier pulled that carrot or potato out of the earth. The wildly successful Qualicum Beach Farmers’ Market doesn’t restrict itself to certain times of the year. It runs on Veterans’ Way from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday from March through December but it looks like that’s going to expand even further. “We’re able to have enough food vendors to go year-round, so we’re actually talking about going yearround,” said market manager Mimi We wrap it up at noon Shewchuk. “We’re and so they (tourists and locals) spend the rest of the doing really well.” The market curday in the area, which is rently has 58 venawesome dors and Shewchuk MIMI SHEWCHUK said that will likely expand to about 70 in August. She said the market’s non-profit society has set the guideline that 70 per cent of all vendors be related to farms and food. She also said the vast majority of vendors - more than 90 per cent are from the mid-Island. Shewchuk said the timing of the event helps the community and the farmers.

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“We wrap it up at noon so they (tourists and locals) spend the rest of the day in the area, which is awesome,” said Shewchuk. “And the farmers can get back to their fields - it’s hard to get them off their fields.” Starting June 11, Parksville residents will see the return of their downtown market on Craig Street. This year, there will be 160 sites for vendors (there were 120 last year) and organizers expect more farmers to take advantage of the market, which hasn’t had a produce focus in the past. “Last year we sold out all of our sites but we won’t have to turn people away this year,” said parksville and District Chamber of Commerce street market coordinator Linda Schneider. The Craig Street Market is open Tuesday nights from 6-9 p.m. in June and July, and 6-8:30 p.m. in August. As if the fresh, local farm items weren’t enough, farmers’ markets are often a place for area musicians to get some exposure and provide entertainment for the crowd. And the markets always have some special event or another worked into the schedule, too. The Errington Market is in its 40th year and is open every Saturday in the summer from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Errington’s Community Park. August 17 brings one of those special events for this market, Hi Neighbour Day, presented by the Errington War Memorial Hall Society. Perhaps the most famous of markets in Parksville Qualicum Beach, the Old Country Market in Coombs (yes, goats on the roof) is open seven

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A caretaker who currently lives at the Brown property stables in Qualicum Beach is getting an eviction notice from the town, after a three-two vote at a Monday-night council meeting. A long and spirited discussion took place following a motion to put into writing the verbal agreements the town has with the caretaker at the property located in the Heritage Forest. “We  have to look at this and we have to act as a municipality in a business-like fashion,” said councillor Bill Luchtmeijer. “And the minute we start making little deals with people on the side we step outside of our role as good governors of this community.” Luchtmeijer said his other concerns included possible unlicensed vehicles on the property, and the caretaker not paying taxes on the property, among other liability issues. Coun. Dave Willie said he didn’t even understand how the caretaker got this unwritten agreement, since he was never even a staff employee, but a contractor. He said the town needs to find out if the place is even suitable for living in, and he felt the town should start fresh, with an empty building and a new policy. “This has been going on for a year, we’ve talked about it for a year, I’m not happy with it. I don’t think anyone should be happy with it,” said Willie.

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Coun. Bill Luchtmeijer participates in the debate Monday night at Qualicum Beach town council.

“Let’s just deal with a policy. A policy needs to be in place.” Coun. Scott Tanner said the motion to put the agreement in writing would be a good start. “History is history,” he said, adding that instead of getting lawyers involved and making a mountain out of a molehill, he wanted to approve the motion. Chief administrative officer Mark Brown said that although the last four caretakers have had verbal agreements, times change, and if a verbal agreement is no longer suitable for the town and council in this day and age, they should have it in writing. Willie brought forth a new motion to provide 90 days notice to the care-

taker effective May 31 after which staff would prepare a report on the property’s condition and the cost to bring it up to living standards, as well as future potential obligations. Tanner and Mayor Teunis Westbroek voiced that eviction wasn’t the answer, and Westbroek suggested they defer the motion and ask staff to bring back some ideas on how to proceed without big legal bills. Coun. Mary Brouilette said she didn’t want to defer the motion as the situation had gone on for years and was “a bit of a joke around town actually.” Willlie’s motion passed with Luchmeijer and Brouilette in favour and Tanner and Westbroek opposed.

RAVENSBOURNE LANE BUSINESS PARK PROPOSAL

Developer to re-submit this week JOHN HARDING editor@pqbnews.com

The development consultant for owners of land near the Qualicum Beach Airport says he will have an amended plan for Ravensbourne Lane Business Park to the town by the end of this week. Bob Colclough told The NEWS on Wednesday the need for changes has arisen because Don Brown, one of the owners of the three parcels of land slated to be part of the development, has written the town saying he no longer wants to be part of the plan. “He (Brown) has had a change of heart and he wants to withdraw from the

process, which is his perogative,” Colclough said from his Lantzville home. “But I don’t think it changes anything. The other two owners want to proceed.” Colclough said he plans to re-submit to the town by the end of the week. He’s hopeful he will hear from the town about a new zone by the end of next week and another public information meeting could come in two weeks. Colclough said the nature of any development, the types of business that would go on the land, would come from a list provided by the Chartwell Residents’ Association, a list Colclough said was more extensive than one he

could have produced. Town of Qualicum Beach director of planning Luke Sales confirmed this week things have changed in regards to the Ravensbourne development. “The owner (Brown) has stated that he doesn’t have any intention of developing his property,” said Sales. “We are waiting for a new letter of authotization or a change in plans.” Colclough said despite the fact Brown’s property and residence is in the middle of the three parcels of land in question, the multi-phase nature of the plan means much can go ahead without that parcel involved.

Briefly from town council’s meeting Monday night in Qualicum Beach: • The Kiwanis Housing Bylaw in Qualicum Beach was given third reading and adopted Monday night. This will increase the units at the site from 20 to 35 and eliminate the age restriction. • Third reading passed for the Beekeeping Bylaw and the bylaw was ad-

opted. This will legalize beekeeping within non-agricultural zones. • Coun. Dave Willie gave a notice of motion that staff be directed to prepare a report on the legislative requirements with regards to the release of in-camera information and specifically on the release of votes on in-camera resolutions • An update was given on Kwalicum

Secondary School’s multi purpose room becoming a public use facility. Coun. Bill Luchmeijer said the original proposal had the town involved in building modifications to allow the room to become separated from the building, but plans have changed and there are no longer monetary or labour involvements on behalf of the town.

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Mayor Teunis Westbroek said he had concerns changing the urban containment boundary as it is there for a purpose, he said, helping avoid urban sprawl. He doesn’t mind dealing with the other authorities, he said, as it creates more checks and balances. The urban containment boundary also makes sure that lands that are rural residential, farmland and golf courses stay that way, he said. “I don’t want it to be too easy to change the use of those lands,” he said. “That’s long-term planning and we just got an award for long-term planning a couple of months ago.” It would please the landowners currently outside the urban containment boundary, the mayor said, making it easier to change their land use, but he said he doesn’t think the decision would be putting the interest of Qualicum Beach residents first.

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to build the stairs went out in June 2012 they only received two bids, both much higher than the engineer’s estimate. Staff re-evaluated the project and re-tendered in April 2013 receiving three bids, all over the $117,000 estimate, but considered to be good value. On May 22 the contract for the stairs and associated work was finally award-

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Stairs made of marine-grade aluminum Charlotte Reid, who presented the petition, said at the time they were enthusiastic about improving the area and talking about block parties and raising money for benches and a small park. A public information session was held and the city hired Herold Engineering to design and manage the construction, but when the call for tenders

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NOTICE OF DISPOSITION OF LAND AND NOTICE OF INTENTION TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE - LEASE OF THE BUILDING AND LICENCE TO OCCUPY THE LAND Pursuant to Sections 185 and 187 of the Local Government Act, Notice is hereby given that the Regional District of Nanaimo intends to grant a Lease of the Building and a Licence to Occupy the Land to the Cedar School and Community Enhancement Society for a term of two (2) years, seven (7) months, commencing the 1st day of June, 2013, renewable for one additional two (2) year period, for the lands described as that part of Lot A, Section 16, Range 8, Cranberry District and of Section 16, Range 1, Cedar District, Plan 48768, shown as “Lease Area� on Plan VIP 71705 and the building on such land, as shown on the following map:

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t was 25 years ago, but the comment still rings true and relevant today. Preston Manning, in his unmistakably folksy voice smattered with a liberal use of the word “ought,” described the three priorities of the Senate thusly: “Alcohol, protocol and Geritol.” Recent scandals involving senators like Mike Duffy have brought the debate back to the forefront: do we really need a Senate? Prime Minister Stephen Harper was a Manning Reformer back in the day, and he was in favour of scrapping the Upper House. Like many good intentions seem to do, this one went to Ottawa with both Manning and Harper and died. What do Canadians, or more specifically, the people of Parksville Qualicum Beach, get for the tax dollars spent on the Senate? Well, we know what we’re supposed to get — sober second thought on bills sent to that august chamber from the House of Commons. Thing is, with a Senate filled willy-nilly by partisan appointments, exactly what kind of second thought are we getting? And why should a non-elected body full of political appointees, with all due respect to Nancy Greene and, formerly, “The Big M” Frank Mahovlich, have any say on the laws of the land? The answer is they should not. Changing, never mind abolishing, the Senate is tricky, Constitutionchanging business. Why would Quebec or Ontario vote to abolish an institution that has the odds stacked in their favour? So, the next best thing in a bad situation may be the election of senators. Alberta has done it, and Premier Christy Clark promises to follow suit. This process may take a generation or two, but a Senate full of elected senators is preferable to what we have now. Tack the Senate election on to the B.C. municipal elections in 2014. To be a candidate, you must have 10,000 signatures of eligible B.C. voters. If we are forced to keep the alcohol, protocol and Geritol flowing, it would be nice to have some say in who is doing the swilling. — Editorial by John Harding

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Yesterday I went to Victoria for the day, and was absolutely gobsmacked at the heavy broom there and all along the highways. Then when we came to Qualicum Beach area, practically none. I want to thank you Joanne Sales for starting the Broombusters here and for all the volunteers who have been going out cutting broom for years. It is an amazing thing they have done and that they continue to do. It makes such a difference. If you don’t know why Broombusters cut broom, go to Victoria. I will try to get out this weekend. Jackie Ferguson Qualicum Beach

Listen to experience Town of Qualicum Beach councillor and recent letter writer Mary Brouilette should stick to the facts. The paper did a reasonable job reporting what took place at the last council meeting in Qualicum Beach, a meeting that was too crowded, necessitating a move to the civic centre. This town, Qualicum Beach, is populated by many people who have had successful careers in business, government and professions and are capable of running not only this town, but quite possibly this country. Many of them were present that evening. Nothing was being asked of this council other than to slow down and listen a little. You are all bright, intelligent people and all to be lauded for taking time out of your lives to serve in public office. You in particular did a fine job on council last session. You are making fools of yourselves, as

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Respect needed British Columbia and Parksville Qualicum Beach need respectful and democratic leadership. We have not had that from our provincial government in the past 12 years, but I for one would like to work towards having both in the next four years. I congratulate NDP candidate Barry Avis in demonstrating respect in our community in the past 11 years that I have seen him involved publicly. As a candidate in the last election, I saw him work tirelessly to connect with all of our residents, be accessible to listen to every single person and speak with care and compassion. This is admirable. Qualicum Beach would be fortunate to have Avis work for them again if he so chooses. We may be stuck with a government that bullies others and breaks down the essence of our democracy by not engaging in debate and discussions of issues for now. But I call on all people who voted and who did not vote to demand respect and democracy in the next four years. Haida Bolton Parksville

sad commentaRy I was both saddened and angered at the venomous letter from Fox McKinley that was recently published in The NEWS under the heading of ‘Follow the money’. As one of Barry Avis’ key team members, I am compelled to comment on the content of that letter. Firstly, I take full responsibility for not having Michelle Stilwell’s personal phone number so that Avis could congratulate Stilwell on her victory. Avis was recorded by the media in offering congratulations to both Stilwell and David Coupland for well-run campaigns, and for Stilwell’s victory.

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This is on the record. I am to blame for the missed phone call, and I apologize to both Avis and Stilwell for my error. McKinley’s allegations that Avis “refused to take his hat out of the last municipal election ring until he secured the NDP nomination” is false. Barry decided well before the November nomination meeting that he would not run for re-election so that if he won the nomination and subsequently the MLA position, the citizens of Qualicum Beach would be spared a costly $12,000 byelection. By the same reasoning, Avis also stepped down from his vice-chair position on the Association of Vancouver Island Coastal Communities, and gave up his ascension to the chair position. Both of these decisions were highly responsible actions and are above criticism for anyone knowing Avis, his service to our communities and the truth of the matter. I was there listening to the media interviewing a very shocked and disheartened Avis that night when the question of running again in municipal politics arose. Avis’ truthful response was that it might be a consideration. Nothing more, nothing less. McKinley then wrote about the citizens of Qualicum Beach being thrown under the bus with Avis’ decision not to run for municipal re-election, then he rants about the possible re-unification of the “gang of three” being the last nail in QB’s coffin. Which is it? As for McKinley’s comment: “An election brings out the best and worst of people, and often speaks to character or lack of same.” I would strongly agree. What kind of man kicks another when he is down? The provincial election is over. Save your venom and spite for another occasion. To attempt to discredit Avis in anticipation of the possibility that he might serve the community again after nine-

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Hudson said the race may be characterized by light airs and strong currents, often prevalent in the area, making it a challenging event for competitors. Local competitors will include Tim Rann’s 45 foot Amazing Grace, Ken Lott’s 33 foot Sea Lion and Neal Berger’s 36foot Shingebiss. The inshore racing program will include two By or more races Neil on Saturday and Horner one on Sunday. RichaRd hudSon photo Starting and fin- Sailing action continues in Schooner Cove with the Race ishing outside Around the Rocks. Schooner Cove Marina in the Royal Canadian Sea Ca- Island goes through. Nanoose Bay, these races det Corps will strut their The proposal, by Fraswill be around sponsored stuff on Saturday, June 16 at er Surrey Docks, would see marks and local islands and the Qualicum Beach Curling Wyoming coal barged to will encourage more tacti- Rink. The event is the 28th Texada through the Sabine cal racing among 10 closely annual Ceremonial Review, Channel between Lasqueti matched boats, including which will see the cadets and Texada Islands before several light and fast sport and Navy League members being off-loaded at an existboats. demonstrating some of the ing facility owned by Texada An equal number of lo- skills they’ve learned to date. Quarrying Ltd. and loaded cal and visiting boats are again onto deep-sea ships expected to compete in the • Central Island residents for export to Asia. Inshore Racing program. could soon be seeing a lot The facility would handle more coal barges passing by an estimated two million • Local members of the if a proposal to ship coal to metric tons this year, which Navy League of Canada and a handling facility on Texada would double in 2014.

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Prom lessons What lesson is most important? With prom season approaching, I’d like to offer a cautionary tale. Now, it may be true that I graduated high school back in the seventies, but there are certain lessons I learned that are just as germane today: It was the night of our first formal and my girlfriend Jane* and I were ready to party. Tuxedo? Check. Cummerbund? Check. Corsage for Jane? Check. “Mom,” I said. “I keep thinking I’m forgetting something.” “Well, for one thing, you don’t know how to dance.” The blood drained from my face. “Don’t worry,” dad laughed as he head- By ray Smit ed out to the garage. “Nobody ever taught me to dance. There’s nothing to it. Besides, you’re probably a natural like me.” I turned back to mom hopefully. “Is dad a good dancer?” “Shh,” mom whispered. “He thinks he’s Gene Kelly but he’s got two left feet.” Mom tried to show me a simple box step before I left. But from her pained expression and sore feet, I surmised I might be a chip off the old dancing block. On the way to the prom, Jane mentioned that our friend Murray was coming home on furlough that night. Murray had graduated the previous spring and joined the Canadian Armed Forces. He was genuinely nice, if somewhat awkward and skinny. I felt sorry for him coming stag, but Joan and I would make sure he had a good time. A few minutes later we arrived for our magical night. We entered the gymnasium to the pounding beat of the Bee Gees but I wasn’t too worried about my boogie bona fides. After all, I had formal box step training. Jane was exuberant.

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Above: New Fortune Beach in the Beach Club Plaza.

Fortune Beach opens doors at the Beach Club Plaza

Now Open!

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K

en & Anne are happy to announce the grand opening of their new restaurant, Fortune Beach located in the Beach Club Plaza in Parksville. With many years of experience in the restaurant industry, they are proud to bring you authentic Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine enjoyed in modern surroundings. This brand new restaurant provides a warm and inviting atmosphere along with a friendly staff there to provide you the best in service. They will be offering an appetizing all you can eat buffet, as well as a salad bar and an assortment of menu items, giving customers a variety of delicious options to choose from. Located just a short walk from the beach or city centre; it’s the perfect lunch or dinner destination for the whole family. Come on in and try the Fortune Beach!

DIRECTIONS:

All You Can Eat Buffet

• Driving towards Qualicum Beach on Island Hwy, pass Alberni Hwy lights, turn right at Beachside Dr down to large underground parking lot. Free parking lot also available on Island Hwy at Plaza.

Cantonese & Szechuan Cuisine

• Driving towards Parksville on Island Hwy, turn left at McMillan lights (by Bank of Montreal) then right onto Beachside Dr straight to lower underground parking lot.

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From education to recreation, there are plenty of options this Summer for all ages.

Now taking reservations for July & August 2013 camps

Summer Horse Camps Designed especially for children 6 to 14 yrs. old

Vaulting • Pole Bending • Barrel Racing • And Much More

Have fun learning the basics in horsemanship and make new friends.

• One Week Sessions • Monday thru Friday 9 am to 3 pm

(Reserve early as space is limited to 12 children per session)

Call Karen for more information 250-751-4646 2038 Rocking Horse Pl. Nanoose Bay, BC V9P 9C2 www.bluebirdridingsschool.com

OCEANSIDE YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION FALL LEAGUE TACKLE FOOTBALL REGISTRATION

Saturday June 22nd 10 am - 1 pm Oceanside Place Fall Tackle Season Starts: Mid-August Jr. Bantom Boys & Girls (Ages 12-13) Registration: $200

Peewee Boys & Girls (Ages 8-11) Registration: $150 Please bring care card and birth certificate for registration Equipment deposit of $200.00 required for equipment rental. Cheques will not be cashed unless equipment is not returned.

*Financial assistance is available.

Information: Brendan Burns 250-607-9234 or Rome Novak 250-951-0532 O.Y.F.A would like to THANK the following organizations & individuals. Todd Bullock at Roofco, Save On Foods, Thrifty Foods, Jim Lynch at Nanaimo Realty Insurance Services, Jolene Aarbo at Aarbo Graphic Design, Koers & Associates Engineering Ltd., Shoppers Drug Mart, Parksville Bottle Depot, Vic Andrushko at Nanoose Bay Collision, Eaglecrest Golf Club.

Cassandra

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Instructor & Championship-Level Dancer, Cassandra Karras, is accepting enrolment for Lads & Lassies - 4 years and up Traditional & Creative dance

Summer Intro to Highland Dance classes running from

August 19th-22nd Share the joy of highland dance!

It is your continuing support that makes our program such a success!

Contact Cassandra to register

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PARKSVILLE

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tues. June 4 & 18, 10am Healthy Caregiver Group Clinical Counselor, Allison Reeves leads this regular support group for people who look after a relative with health problems. (Meetings are held on the 1st & 3rd Tues of each month at 10am).

Register for Summer Camp and bring back play! Make friends and create great memories.

Tues. June 4, 7pm Diabetes and Heart Health Grocery Tour Meet Dietitian, Colleen Canning, in our seminar room then walk over to QF for a lesson on reading labels and selecting the best foods for your health. (space is limited, book today!)

Wed. June 19, 10am Osteoporosis Group Meeting The Mid Island Chapter of Osteoporosis Canada meets for their final gathering before the summer break. Catch up on the latest news.

Wed. June 19, 4pm Women’s Health Report Our women’s health expert, Lisa Leger, will report on the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research conference she recently attended in New York. Join Lisa to discuss the latest news on women’s health issues.

Thurs. June 20, 2:30pm Confounding Fibromyalgia: Deciphering the Puzzle Join Phyllis Edwards, BioAcoustic Practitioner, to discover how the sound of your own voice can provide clues to the underlying causes of stiff, painful muscles and joints associated with fibromyalgia.

Thurs. June 20, Noon-3 Sun Awareness Day Drop in to discuss how to stay safe in the sun. Learn about products to protect your skin and promote repair of sun-damaged skin. Samples, demos, and fun.

These events are free of charge in the meeting room at Parksville Pharmasave. Please call 951-0243 to register Locally owned. Fully Canadian.

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YOGA FOR BEGINNERS 4 week session starts next week. MONDAYS, June 3, 10, 17, 24 and/or THURSDAYS, June 9, 16, 23, 30

1 to 2 pm Sign up for one class a week for $45 +gst or two classes a week for $75 +gst

TO REGISTER PLEASE call 250 594-0108 or email info@oceansideyoga.com

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SENIOR Ballroom SPECIAL!

Fun NEW Senior Ballroom Classes Ideal for Senior’s who want to get in shape, have fun and socialize! Starting June 11th, 2013 Tuesday Afternoon’s 2:00 - 3:00pm Learn Foxtrot, Waltz and Tango! ONLY $8.50 per class! NO PARTNER REQUIRED!

BEGINNER KIDS & TEEN DANCE CLASSES

Ballroom & Latin

KIDS (age 7 - 10 yrs): Monday’s at 4pm TEEN (age 11 - 16 yrs): Monday’s at 7:15pm Classes run throughout the summer! Call 250 240-0533 for more information or email yungdance@shaw.ca

www.foreveryungdancestudio.com Pioneer Plaza, Parksville Across from Thrifty Foods

Summer School

July 8-12, 5-10 years old, No experience needed.

$100 half day Program which includes craft each day and different style of dance class.


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WORDS WITHOUT BORDERS by Jeanne Denee

Greetings again to readers and players of WWB. The last challenge was to “adjust the name of a breed or type of dog and suggest a trait of the resulting animal”. The winner is: Labradar Retriever, a dog that can locate and retrieve objects in dense fog. Doodle, a dog that has learned to use pencil and paper. Lou Gueho Here are the rest of the entries. German shepherd = sheep manager, the trait is self explanatory. April Steele, Qualicum Beach.

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Irish Netter = a goal tending dog. Johannes Hendrik, Qualicum Beach. beagle : seagle - underwater hunting bird. fox terrier : pox terrier - diseased mutt. labrador : abracadabrador - pet & magician rolled into one. Saint Bernard : faint bernard - my easily frightened friend. Rick Welykochy, Parksville SettLer = the kind of pet you’d like to greet you at the end of a sorely trying day. Mrs. C. Edge, Qualicum Beach Whippet = Shippet – a fast delivery dog. Miriam Winterbottom, Qualicum Bay Labradoor = dog that can open all doors. Poodla---a type of hoopla but more sedate, like a poodle. Oodles--lots and lots and lots of dogs. Buxer--

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Crib or cot Final letter Nero’s garment Function Gather crops Hideous Corn unit Steak order Magnolia, e.g. Paving stuff Makes mad Finch food Fitness place Narrow strip

DOWN 1. Implores 2. Teen affliction 3. Comparative word 4. Ball-game food 5. Patriot Allen 6. Was untruthful 7. Sloppier 8. Unrefined 9. Rabbit’s kin 10. Nog ingredients

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--dog which plays music on the street to earn treats. Bixer----dog which just loves his biscuits. Patricia Anderson Boxer = BOTOXER - helps its owner erase life’s wrinkles. St. Bernard = SAINT BONEYARD - shows an ability to rescue discarded items. Eileen Payne, Qualicum Beach. The new challenge (#3) is: Combine the name of a well-known person and a food item, and describe the new individual. Examples: Sean Penne - he’s known for his short fusilli and is often brought to a rapid boil by paparazzi. Glenn Gouda - keys whiz. Submit entries to jdenee@pqbnews.com with your name and town. The deadline is noon, June 4th.

CROSSWORD PUZZLE NO. 669 ACROSS 1. Tub where you scrub 5. Shade provider 8. Gnaw 12. Mountain feedback 13. Connection 14. Angry frenzy 15. Biting bug 16. Stags and bucks 17. Temptation 18. Transport 19. Magazine fillers 20. Writing table 21. Have title to 23. Freezer cube 25. Exercise target 28. Briny deep 29. Weird 32. Make tracks 33. Enhance 35. Pod inhabitant 36. Japanese money unit 37. Was ahead 38. Regularly

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LIBRA There is still plenty of time to get done what has to be done and panicking won’t make it easier. SCORPIO Try to get friendly with someone you think of as a rival, maybe even an enemy. SAGITTARIUS You know how to say the right thing at the right time and this week you can charm the birds from the trees. CAPRICORN Let your hair down a little. You may have important tasks to complete, but you know they can wait. AQUARIUS Any ideas or insights you get are likely to be important, so don’t dismiss them as wild imaginings. PISCES Identify your priorities and focus on them to the exclusion of everything else.

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BRYDEN ALEXANDER STEWART June 7, 1946 – May 14, 2013 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Bryden on May 14, 2013. He leaves to mourn and honour his memory, Marlene, his wife of 46 years. He was a loving father to, David Stewart Victoria, BC, Andrea Squire (Mike) Parksville, BC, Nathan Stewart (Robin), Sooke, BC, and Taryn Drlik (Mark) Victoria, BC and was a cherished grandfather “Grumps� to his seven grandchildren. Also left to mourn, is his sister Marea Vrooman (Adam) and family in Vancouver, extended family and his many good friends. Bryden was born and raised in Victoria, BC, and enjoyed a long and successful career with the Bank of Nova Scotia, retiring in 2006 as Branch Manager of Parksville. He was an active member of District 69 Benevolent Society serving as President for many years. He was mechanically creative, a jack of all trades, and spent many hours in the garage working on his seemingly endless projects. He was happiest boating with friends, bumping along in his bobcat or reading a good book. Bryden has touched the lives of many with his compassion, generosity and willingness to offer a helping hand. He will forever be in our hearts and thoughts “A true gentleman�. Deepest appreciation and thanks to the compassionate staff at the Palliate Care Unit at NRGH. No Service by request. love

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Carl Gustav Fredrik Henckel Collett Rosen

Born in Denmark March 14th, 1917, Died May 24th, 2013 Carl Gustav passed away in Nanoose Bay on May 24th, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife, June; one Brother, Jorgen; three sons, Jan (Jytte), Erik (Kate), Poul (Melanie); grandchildren, Ann-Louise, NielsHenrik, Christian, Charlotte, Cecilie, and Henrik; and 7 great grandchildren. The Great Dane will be missed by all that knew him. There is no service planned

SYLVIA GIBB

MAUREEN ANN HORGAN

Sylvia was born in Compton Surrey England and passed away on May 10, 2013 at Stanford Place, Parksville, BC. She was predeceased by her husband George Gibb in 1978 and by her brother Douglas Smallridge of Lime Regis, Dorset, England. Sylvia married George Gibb in November 1940 in England. George was a Major in the Canadian Army serving in the war in England. Sylvia came to Canada as a war bride and she and George lived in West Vancouver and later moved to Parksville on Vancouver Island. Sylvia was a very talented women — a renowned batik and watercolour painter, an avid gardener whose garden won many awards, a professional model, and an ardent lawn bowler at which she received many trophies. A get together of friends will be held at the Qualicum Beach Bowling Club, 665 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach on June 5, from 2-4pm. Please plan to be present at 2:30 pm to join together for a toast to Sylvia.

Maureen passed away peacefully at Nanaimo Regional Hospital following a three month, rapidly progressive dementia. She was born and grew up in Vancouver, attending Mackenzie and John Oliver schools, where she was very active in sports. She then began her career with Canadian Pacific Airlines and travelled the world in her younger days. Having lived in Ladner for many years, she moved to Parksville five years ago and enjoyed the serenity of the Island. She was a familiar sight walking on Qualicum and Rathtrevor Beaches. She was the eldest daughter of Marion and Jack Horgan and is survived by her sisters Heather Horgan and Suzie Hedden ; nephews Rob (Dana) Suzukovich, Michael (Jamie) Hedden, Steve (Rosa) Hedden, Ryan (Zoe) Hedden; nieces Charlene (Derek) Taylor, Shannon (Jim) Spencer and seven Great nieces and nephews. Aunty Mo’s passing will leave a huge void in our family. Her sweet and gentle nature will be missed by all. There will be no service at her request.

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DONALD ALFRED HOULE August 4, 1923 – March 26, 2013 Don passed away at the West Coast General Hospital after a heart attack. He is predeceased by his wife Kay Houle. He is sadly missed by son Kevin and daughters Shelley (Mike) Bircsak, Kathy (Bruce) Kingsley and 3 grandchildren, Gregory, Andrea and Warren and his little dog ‘Pepper’. A celebration of life will be on June 6th at 1:00 PM at the Notre Dame Church 4731 Burke Street Port Alberni B.C. In lieu of owers donations can be made to the SPCA or a charity of your choice. “A limb has fallen from the family tree. Remember the best times, the laughter, the song The good life lived when I was strong. Now my mind is at ease and my soul is at rest Remembering now I truly was blessedâ€?

January 27, 1942 - May 24, 2013

Hannam, Margaret It is with regret that we announce the passing of our mother, Margaret, whose end on May 18, 2013 came more quickly than anticipated. She will be missed by Lance (Tiiu) Groner, Brenda Dunlap, Curtis (Nellie) Dahl and their families along with many friends of all ages. Margaret was born to Burton and Gertrude Collins on September 24th, 1920 on the farm in Tuxford, Saskatchewan. She lived for many years in the Dawson Creek area, in Chetwynd and retired with her husband Jack in Parksville, B.C. Margaret was predeceased by her brother, Grant Hoy and in 2005 by her beloved husband Jack. The Appaloosa Club of Canada and the Royal Canadian Legion were a few organizations in which Margaret was active. A memorial is planned in Parksville for July.

Andrea Cooney 1949 - 2013

My lil darlin’ The Sweetest Girl in the Whole World.

Lots of Love, Tim

Henrietta Grace May y March 17, 1931 – May 26, 2013

Sadly we announce the passing of Henrietta May. She peacefully passed away at the home and in the care of her daughter Terri. Henri led a full happy life as a loving wife, mother, sister, nurse and friend. She is predeceased by her husband Larry and partner Doug. She is survived by her partner Bernie, her daughter Terri Hemmerling (Ken), her son Kevin May (Wendy), and her four grandchildren Trevor (Angela), Jarrett (Dorothy), Kyra and Brett. She will be forever lovingly remembered and missed by all her many friends and family.

Many thanks to the home care nurses, home support, hospice, and Dr. Desai. By her request there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Canadian Blood Services or a donation to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

LAURA MARY MUTTER November 13, 1932 – May 19, 2013

Passed away peacefully in her 81st year after a short courageous battle with cancer. Survived by her husband Tom of 60 years, son John (Corrie), grandchildren Kalan (Australia) and Emily (Parksville), and many brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews and friends in England and Canada. Laura was born in the County of Devon, second child of the late Edith and Bill Luscombe and was one of 15 children. She had a very busy life helping to raise her siblings and always worked hard. She met and married Tom and had a son John before emigrating to Canada in 1974. Laura worked at the Island Hall Hotel for 12 years before retiring to become part of the raising of her two beloved grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling back and forth to England to visit relatives and friends, gardening, knitting and crosswords. She also spent 25 years volunteering at Trillium Lodge and became group grandma to her grandchildrens friends and families. The family would like to thank the staff at Eagle Park for their love and care they gave Laura during her short stay, and also Rev. Andrew Twiddy for his time and caring. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Service will be held at St. Edmunds Anglican Church, on Wembley Road, Parksville on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 1:30pm.


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LOST COCKATIELgrey w/orange cheeks. If found please call (250)248-5566.

LEGALS NOTICE IS hereby given to Barbara (Tyna) Hughes that household goods stored at Oceanside Storage Inc. located at 1270 Alberni Hwy. Parksville will disposed on June 13, 2013 unless the outstanding account is settled prior to this date.

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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

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The estate of John Walsh Walsh, Senior also known as John Walsh, Sr. and John Walsh, deceased, formerly of 383 Palm Drive, Qualicum Beach, B.C. (the “Estate”) Creditors and others having claims against the Estate are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executors at #2 - 707 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach, B.C., V9K 2K1, on or before June 21, 2013, after which date the Executors will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executors then have notice. Donna A. Hay Kenneth G. Walker, Executors By WALKER HUBBARD Their Solicitors

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Before & After School Care NOW ACCEPTING REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER CARE CAMP Drop-in’s Welcome Add’l Allowances Avail. for “Students/Low Income Families. 452 E. Island Hwy (Next to Boston Pizza) Tel: 250-248-8128 “Your choice for a good start”

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ESTABLISHED LUCRATIVE Lawn business for sale. Double your investment this year. Call (250)752-9444.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES QUAD L Enterprises Ltd. has a job opening for a: Vegetation Control Supervisor in the Cariboo/Valemount Area. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Planning and implementation of all aspects of control projects. Expertise to provide training and supervision to employees. Following all Health, Safety and Environment policies and procedures. The ideal candidate will have experience in the industryas a Certified Arborist and have current safety certifications Please submit resumes including a current driver’s abstract to: hr@isley.ca

HELP WANTED An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators, Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson,Alta. DAY & EVENING mobile patrol drivers required. FT/PT. Permanent. Must have valid security and drivers licence. Email resume to: hr@footprintssecurity.com

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RIVER FLY FISHING GUIDE Avid fly fisher, jet and drift boats experience an asset. Remote lodge in BC. Email resume and references to: tsylos@tsylos.com

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.

RJAMES WESTERN STAR FREIGHTLINER Journeyman Truck & Equipment Partsperson. Busy commercial transport truck dealership in Kamloops has an immediate opening for a journeyman parts person. This position is permanent full time with competitive wage and benefit package. Resumes to Attn: HR Dept 2072 Falcon Rd., Kamloops BC V2C 4J3 Fax: (250)374-7790 Email: jobapplication@jamesws.com Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Coastal Certified Hand Fallers -camp positions • Coastal Certified Bull Buckers (Falling) – Includes Vehicle/Accommodations • Grapple Yarder Operator • Boom Boat Operator • Chasers • Hooktenders • Hand Buckers – dryland sort experience an asset • Log Loader Operator • Grader Operator • Heavy Duty Mechanics • Off highway truck drivers Fulltime camp with union rates/benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-9564888 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.

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DEATHS

Donald H Benson July 2, 1929 – May 21, 2013

Don is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Dawn; daughters Sheila, Joan (Gary); son, Jeff; grandchildren, Drew, Samantha and Rhys, Jacob and Ryan (Christina), Amanda (Ben), and Jake. He was predeceased by his eldest son, Greg in 2010. After moving to Qualicum Beach in 1991, Don and Dawn enjoyed 16 years in business running Chocolates Plus; they retired in 2007. He was an active member of the Qualicum Beach Rotary Club. Don will always be remembered for his infectious laugh, sense of humour, and his love of family and friends. He will be missed but we will cherish his memory and let it live on in each one of us. 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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David Alan Brown, a.k.a. “Mr. Brown”

A long time resident of Qualicum Beach, died on Friday May 3rd, 2013 at the age of 64. He passed away peacefully in his sleep, the result of heart failure, while residing in Swanzey, New Hampshire. David was born the son of Olga (Semack) and James D. Brown in Bethesda, Maryland on June 30, 1948. He attended public schools in Washington DC, and Rockville, Maryland graduating from Richard Montgomery High School class of 1966. David attended post secondary education at the University of Victoria in 1988 with a Bachelors Degree in Education, later receiving his Masters Degree in Education. David was a veteran of the Vietnam War era. He served as a member of the U.S.

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Air Force from May 1, 1969 until January 12, 1973. He was a long range detection radar operator and served a year in Thule, Greenland. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant. He was a well traveled man, and called many places home. In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s he lived in Hollywood and worked as an equipment and stage manager for many notable popular soul and rock musicians including Rita Coolridge whom he went on tour with to several countries. It was in Hollywood that David met and married, Kathleen Hall. They eventually relocated to Victoria, British Columbia, where they had their daughter, Chelsea Angelena Brown, and pursued their education degrees. David became a teacher of English, History, and Band at Oceanside Middle School in the Qualicum Beach school district. It was here he became, “Mr. Brown.” He was

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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. AAA MASTER PAINTER - 3 rooms $499. 5 yr guarantee 1/2 price paint. WCB. References Call Rick 250-954-9503

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a passionate and talented teacher, and formed many meaningful connections with his students as he inspired them along their pathways through education. He had a unique way of bringing out the best in his students, even those others found to be especially challenging. He retired in 2011 and moved to Swanzey, New Hampshire to care for his elderly father. In his last year, David volunteered at the Castle Center retirement community in Keene where he played his guitar and sang, which regularly had members of the audience up and dancing to the tunes of years gone by. David was a kind and loving man. He had a huge heart and was an amazing father to Chelsea. He had many skills and interests, but music was his primary passion. He was an accomplished musician, songwriter, and poet. His music was a gift, which he shared with many people, and his memory

will certainly live on through his songs. Mr. Brown is survived by his daughter, Chelsea Angelena Brown of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; Kathleen Hall, of Qualicum Beach, his former wife and life-long friend; his father, James D. Brown of Swanzey, brothers John M. Brown and his wife Rebecca of Swanzey, James D. Brown and his wife Kristen of Little River, CA. Thomas D. Brown and his wife Patti Madigan of Comptche, CA., and Paul A. Brown and his wife Toni of Olney, MD. In addition he leaves nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends all over North America. David is pre deceased by his mother Olga Brown who passed on November 25, 1997. A celebration of David’s life will be held at the Arrowsmith Hall on the Coombs fairground, Saturday, June 8, at 2 PM; anyone who would like to share in this celebration is welcome to attend.


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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE ANTIQUES/VINTAGE VIDEO GAMES. $Buy$ Sell Trade. Now open in Parksville! Ralfs Collectibles, 182 East Island Hwy. Mon-Sun, 11-5. Closed Tuesdays. 937-7200

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

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Sales Team Members Required Arbutus RV and Marine Sales is searching for goaloriented individuals interested in joining our successful Sales Team. The perfect candidate will have a desire to be successful and grow their business-within-a-business. If a career that will lead you to professional independence interests you this may be a career that satisfies. We offer competitive commissions, monthly bonus programs and an employee benefit program. If you are searching for an opportunity with growth potential and the strength of an industry-leader with 5 Island Dealerships please forward your resume to: kdigness@arbutusrv.ca or nanmanager@arbutusrv.ca Attn: Kevin Digness or Walker Hunt. VI SI T

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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

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We are currently recruiting for more great sales men and women who are looking to embrace a long term rewarding career as a professional Automotive Sales Consultant. Previous experience in sales, either automotive or nonautomotive, including electronics, furniture, restaurant/server, or advertising is considered an asset but is not mandatory. Joe Cunningham Ford (2012) Ltd. is continuing the 40 year legacy of honesty, integrity and outstanding customer service– before, during and after the sale. We hire people that desire to be the best that they can be and we support them with training, coaching and leadership. If you are personable with a professional appearance and attitude, and possess an inner desire to succeed nancially, we are interested in interviewing you. We are looking for people that are condent in meeting new people. Top salespeople are honest, goal oriented, have self-discipline, determination and real customer empathy. You will enjoy an industry leading pay-plan, employment benets, available demo plan, a fun place to learn, and the most exciting line-up of vehicles in Ford’s 100 year history!! Please forward resumes to Everett Einarson. Everett@joecunninghamford.com Or deliver in person at 419 East Island Highway, Parksville BC.

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PARKSVILLERENO’D 2 bdrm Apt, free storage & parking, quiet bldg, heat/hot water included. Avail June. 1. $800. Call 250-248-3350.

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CHARTWELL, 746 Dover Crt. Sat. June 1st. (10-3). Household items, furniture, Ltd. edition framed prints & more!! COLUMBIA BEACH, 1596 Marine Circle. Friday May 31st (9-3) 2nd Annual Plant & Garage Sale! Tomatoes, geraniums, perennials, PEO fund raising table. Rain or Shine! COLUMBIA BEACH, Admiral Tryon Blvd & Juan de Fuca. Sat. June 1st (9-3). MultiFamily neighbourhood Sale. Furniture, tools, art work & supplies, pottery, LP’s,books, kitchen, garden and more. COOMBS: 1425 Winchester Rd., Sat., June 1st, 8-2pm. Lots of kids stuff and misc... CRAIG BAY, 1245 Saturna Dr. Sat. June 1, (from 10 am). Too many items to list. Canceled if torrential rains. CRAIG BAY, 1255 Gabriola Dr. Sat. June 1st, (8-2). Household items. CRAIG BAY: 1280 Gabriola Dr., Parksville. Sat., June 1st, 9-2pm. Lots of misc items. EAGLE CREST- 458 Troon Close, Sat, June 1, 9-1pm. FRENCH CREEK, 1107 Aery View Way,(off Arrowsmith) Sat. June 1st. (8-2) Household items & furniture, patio sets & other misc. Rain or Shine!! NANOOSE BAY, 2183 Morello Rd. Sat. & Sun. June 1 & 2, (8-3). Moving Sale. NANOOSE BAY: 2191 Florence Dr., Sat., June 1st, 8amnoon. Furniture and plant sale, brick, block and pavers, landscape supplies, misc.

PARKSVILLE, 690 Temple St., Sat. June 1st. (8-3), MultiFamily Sale! Tree peonies, Japanese Iris, Bamboo, grapes, grasses, radial armsaw, safe, “Bamboo Look” dining set, cream sofa & chair, french door, garden swing,etc. PARKSVILLE, 693 Abernathy Pl. (off of Forbes). Sat. June 1st. (8-12). Household items. PARKSVILLE, 715 Temple St. Sat. June 1st. (9-4). Mega Multi-Family. Rain or Shine! PARKSVILLE, 775 Wildgreen Way. Sat. June 1st (10-2). Kayaks, beanie bears, d/u framed prints, fishing gear, printer, automotive, chain saw, BBQs, wheels, banjo, roll up desk, outer clothing, 58 Chev Impala, 39 Chev, etc. PARKSVILLE, 785 Soriel Rd. Sat. June 1st (9-12). Quality household items & clothing. PARKSVILLE BRIDGEWATER LANE. Saturday June 1 (8-2). Multi family sale. Lots of good stuff. Rain or shine. PARKSVILLE- CRAIG Bay. 1224 Gabriola Dr. Multi-family. Sat. June 1, 9am-2pm. PARKSVILLE. SAT. June 1st, 8am-1pm. Household items, art, craft supplies & garden misc. 378 Young Street. PARKSVILLE, SATURDAY, 9am to 4pm. #124-1391 Price Road. Large and small items. QUALICUM 152 Cresc. Rd. E. Jun 1 & 2 (9-3). 3 family sale. Collectables, vintage & costume jewellery, marine toilet, boat cushions, & propane bbq, power & hand tools, lamps, housewares, books, sewing & craft supp., drapes, area rugs, pics, buffet & hutch, & more. QUALICUM- 234 Hoy Lake Rd, West, Sat, June 1, 9-3pm. More stuff, great prices, table saw, $200. Rain or Shine! QUALICUM. 757 Redwood Drive. Sat. June 1st, 8am1pm. Multi-family. Tools, collectibles, household goods. QUALICUM BEACH, 1180 Ganske Rd. Sat. & Sun. June 1st & 2nd (10-3). Large sale, lots of clothes for the whole family, furniture, toys, bikes, shoes, baby items, etc. All quality items. Rain or Shine! QUALICUM BEACH317 Dunsmuir Rd, Fri, May 31 & Sat, June 1, 10-2pm. Surprise Sale! Old, new and unique! QUALICUM BEACH: 360 Cottonwood Dr., June 1, 9-2. Children’s clothes, toys, household QUALICUM BEACH 468 Sangster Dr. Jun 1 (9-12). Household items, air tools, fishing gear. No early birds. QUALICUM BEACH, (Little Qualicum Hall), 1210 Centre Rd. Women’s Institute HUGE GARAGE SALE! Saturday June 1st, 9:00am-1:30pm. Garden, household items, toys, treasures, bake table. Rain or shine! QUALICUM: DOWNSIZING Sat., June 1st, 8am-2pm. 577 Sumac Dr. Furn., house wares, tools, pictures & more. QUALICUM: EAGLECREST Dr., Sat., June 1st. Moving sale. Rain or shine!

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NOTHING BUT BOOKS!! BOWSER 6766 West Island Hwy. Sat. June 1st (9-1). University/Educational texts Health; self healing, yoga, exercise Cook books; diet,herb & healing Travel Gardening Children’s health Like new, gently used.

PARKSVILLE: 106 Stanford Ave. West, (driveway off Craig St), Sat., June 1st, 9am-2pm. Sports, hobbies, tools, etc. PARKSVILLE, 1090 Pepper Pl.(off Mulholland) Sat. June 1st, (8-1) Tow bar, tool rack, sander, jigsaw, planter, inside. PARKSVILLE- 207 Stanford Ave East, Sat, June1, 10am3pm. PARKSVILLE: 240 Butler Ave, Sat, June 1st, 8am-noon. Moving Sale: work tables, CDs, freezer, office supplies, file cabinet, desk, shelving units, sofa, patio table set, BBQ, 2 coffee & end table sets, lamps, kitchen table & chairs, small dresser, upholstered chairs, double bed, & lots of new stuff. PARKSVILLE, 640 Wembley Rd. Sat. June 1st (8-3) Moving sale! Tools to household to misc. Downsizing. PARKSVILLE, 845 Sanderson Rd. Sat. June 1st, (9-1).Commercial table saw $600; furniture, palm tree in pot, kids bikes & pull wagon,misc. items, woodworking & cookbooks, office supplies.

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

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.

HOUSES FOR SALE COLLEGE HEIGHTS. 5bdrm +1bdrm suite. Gorgeous Ocean & City views. Easy to buy. 0% Down! Call (250)7530160 for more info.

Incredible 5 acre treed PARK-LIKE PROPERTY with Well-Maintained Furnished Home 1500 sq.ft, 3-bdrm, 2 bath. Extremely close to Pristine Cowichan Lake, in the town of Caycuse. Perfect for recreational property or full time living. Motivated seller $378,800. Exceptionally low yearly cost. Not leased land. Call 250-745-3387 smartytwo@hotmail.com

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

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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. SCHOONER COVE 1 bdrm oceanfront. Adult bldg., n/s, cats OK. $700/mo + util. Cable incl. Ref’s req. min. 1 yr lease. Avail July 1. 250-468-9774

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

COTTAGES ERRINGTON Quiet Shared Acreage Small 30’x8’ trailer with 20’x15’ 2-room addition, 550sq ft. Lately fully reno’d, new propane heaters. Private yard, 5km to Parksville. No laundry facilities. $580./mo. hydro & propane incld. No extra costs. No dogs. 250-248-7118. Cell 250-954-5045. HILLIERS, SMALL, very clean cottage on rural property. Suits quiet, single person. $550 p/m incld’s. util’s. Avail. now or July 1st. Call 250-752-6964

456 TIMBERLANE PLACE., QUALICUM BEACH

3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, sep. office with private entry nestled in Qualicum Woods. 5 min. to Village, beach, forest & 2 golf courses. Low maint. gardens, fenced backyard, offers privacy & peaceful surrounding. Lots of updates & reno’s, infra-red sauna in garage. $345,000

GARAGE SALES

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Saturday, June 8 th, 2013 9 am - 1 pm Covering Entire Chartwell Neighbourhood Entrances off 19A at Chartwell Blvd. & Bennet Rd. “The Biggest & Best Community Garage Sale on Vancouver Island!”

RENTALS

ERRINGTON- 2 bdrm mobile home, 8 mins from Parksville, recently updated, wood F/P, electric heat, small yard, quiet neighbourhood, NS/NP. $750. Avail. immed. (250)248-3132. QUALICUM BAY: Senior Park, newer 5th wheel with slide, N/S, 1 pet under 20lbs allowed. Water, hydro, sewer and pad rent incld’d, $475/mo. Call (778)424-7784.

3-BDRM, 1 bath. W/D in Eagle Crest. Walking distance to schools & beach. N/S. Pets OK. $1250. Avail immed. (250)586-3636. BOWSER-Waterfront 1100 sf, 2 br, beach, F/P, Carport, N/S, Clean - Beautiful $1100. bhughes2324@gmail.com

APARTMENT/CONDO

Call 1-250-477-6668

DOWNTOWN PARKSVILLE: Near Boardwalk, 2 bdrm, 2 bath adult only condo. NS/NP. 5 appl’s, gas F/P. Avail. July 1st. Call (250)333-8788.

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. PARKSVILLE- 3 bdrm rancher, mountain view, 1.5 bath, dbl garage, RV parking, gas FP, NS/NP. $1350 - Ask about fee for yard care. (403)719-4700. QUALICUM NORTH. 5-BR, 2 bath on 3+ acres. Oceanfront, 2-story with natural trail to beach. N/S. 2500 sq.ft., $1600/month. 250-248-0220. RARE FIND Qualicum Beach. Available for rent from June 1st. Lovely, 5 bedroom/3.5 bathroom house. $1600/mth. Contact 250-723-5088.

RENT YOUR HOME! Owner & Tenant Management Services Nanoose to Bowser View current rentals On our website: www.remax-first-bc.ca 250-248-1071 1-888-243-1071 propmgmt@remax-firstbc.ca Ron Limer Managing Broker Val Lambert Property Manager

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WATERFRONT COACH House (Bachelor suite), totally redone in Columbia Beach. Lrg deck, own entrance. N/S, N/P, incl., cable, hydro & internet. $750/mo. 250-752-7173

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Recently re-decorated Ground level $500 NS/NP Available now

PARKSVILLE- 3 BDRMS, 2 bath Rancher. 5 appls, carport, fenced backyard, woodstove. NS/NP. $1300+ utils. Refs req’d. (250)752-9807.

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HOMES FOR RENT PARKSVILLE 2BDRM. Full bath, 5appli’s, 50’x12’. New deck w/metal roof, fenced yard. Pets OK. Was $60,000 Now $45,000. (250)248-7776

NORTH QUALICUM private on acreage, open concept 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 1100 sq ft, own laundry, single garage, bright & clean. NS/NP. $1100 mo. 12th month free. Avail immed. 250-248-7570 (day)

RV RESORT ON THE LAKE

Call Virginia 250-594-2404 please refer to our website: www.parksvillerealestate.com to view our rental properties PARKSVILLE: ACROSS from Foster Park, 3 bdrm, 2 bath $1175, N/S. 250-951-1827.

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PARKSVILLE, 3 bdrm, 2 bath rancher, close to town, 5 appli’s, garage, N/P, N/S. $1200 p/m, Call 250-228-3442

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

PRIME OFFICE/LIGHT INDUSTRIAL & YARD SPACE AVAILABLE IN PARKSVILLE Parksville Industrial Park • 6500 sq ft Warehouse/Shop with large office space and highway frontage • 2100 sq ft Shop suitable for Machining/Heavy Duty Repair business. • 5 Bedroom home onsite. Church Road area • New steel buildings. • From 1000 to 18,000 sq ft Shop/Warehouse & Yard space available • Design your space to suit the needs of your business!

For additional details email ilbaw@shaw.ca or call 250-713-3939

Spots available at great rates. Daily, weekly, monthly. Pool, Hot tub, exercise room, laundry, putting green, hiking, fishing. Free coffee in one of the best clubhouses on the island. Nanaimo area. www.resortonthelake.com 250-754-1975 or admin@resortonthelake.com

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

250-248-7100.

SUITES, LOWER FRENCH CREEK, 1 bdrm, gr. level suite. 4 appli N/S, N/P, $700 p/m. 250-248-0415. NANOOSE BAY- steps to Fairwinds Golf & Marina. 2 bdrms, 5 appls, furnished. Ocean and garden views. NS/NP. $950. Available June. 1st. Call (250)468-9901 or email: damali@shaw.ca

SUITES, UPPER NEW 1-BDRM suite. Private entrance, sun deck, rural setting with mountain view.Hydro, cable, wi-fi, parking incld. Avail. July 1. $800./mo. N/S, N/P. (250)248-2806.


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2002 BMW-X5 4-Door, 4WD, new front brakes, 1460km, Power package. Great condition. $12,500. (250)618-7589

2001 PONTIAC SUNFIRE: 4/Door. standard. Great on gas. Lots of extras. 2nd owner. $2000 obo. 250-618-3147.

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‘05 - 9’6 OKANAGAN CAMPER Electric levelers, Q/Bed, N/S, mint condition. Fridge/freezer, 3 burner stove/oven, 3 piece bathroom. $17,000. 250-752-0322

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

2002 HONDA S2000

Like new, high performance sports car. 240 hp @ 9000 rpm. Leather air all power grp. $22,000 obo. 250-752-9130

1993 FORD Escort station wagon, 5 speed transmission. 134,000 miles (mostly tow miles). Excellent condition for age. Raodmaster Hitch. $2,500 obo. Call (778)4247784.

25.5, 1989 Citation Supreme, 5th wheel. Good cond., new tires, hot water tank & battery, roof re-sealed last fall. Sleeps 6, queen bed with ensuite, mirrored windows. $5,000 obo. (250)951-1037.

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

2005 Ford E350 Cargo Van, white, 575,000 km. Decent body, 6.0l diesel. Motor does not run. Comes with cargo partition. Spray-in bed liner on cargo floor. Great parts vehicle, as is where is. Best offer takes it home 250-245-0350.

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2006, HONDA Ruckus, 50cc, 340 k’s $2800 obo.Call 250248-6689

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1989 Corvette 350. Super low mileage. Auto, all options, glass roof. Only 33,000 pampered kms. Perfect cosmetically and mechanically. Driven every year, ready to enjoy. $15,000 firm. (250)714-5333 kenjanmack@shaw.ca

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1998 WANDERER Lite 21.5’ fifth wheel trailer in excellent cond. New awning, 3 burner stove with oven, fridge and full bathroom, sleeps 4. Asking $6,500. Call (250)954-1497.

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25’ ALPENLITE 5th wheel. Complete with hitch, fully equipped, aluminum frame, tandem axle. Walk-in shower, solar panels, good cond., must be seen. Asking $6500. obo. (250)335-1796.

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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK

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To submit your activities; e-mail: events@pqbnews.com, fax:250-248-4655 or drop by: #4-154 Middleton Ave THU. MAY 30 FRI. MAY 31 Featured Events for the Week ARSENIC & OLD LACE ECHO Players present at Village Theatre Qualicum Beach, May 28 - June 3. Tickets 250-752-3522 or info@echoplayers.ca

THURSDAY NIGHT DANCES

7:30, Old Time Fiddle music. Rotary House, corner Beach and Fern in Qualicum Beach. $2.50 includes snack. Season ends June 13, resumes Sept. 12. Info 250-586-3743

MOVIES AT THE PCCC May 30-31, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Escape from Planet Earth, Quartet. check our website for dates and times: www.parksvillecentre.com. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Escape From Planet Earth, Quartet. $5 at door

FRI. MAY 31 MUSIC TRIVIA 7pm, Shady Rest www.shadyrest.ca

HITS FROM THE FIFTIES

8:30pm, Just Us Dance Orchestra plays at the Bradley Centre, Coombs Info: 250-468-2700

PETER MASON

5:30-8:30pm, Free music event at Sandbar Cafe, 6087 Island Highway West, Qualicum Bay

PUBLIC RECEPTION FOR CENTENNIAL EXHIBITIONS

7-9pm, Cheese and Wine. Background music. Everyone welcome at McMillan Arts Centre, Parksville

SAT. JUNE 1 BABYSITTERS CERTIFICATION PROGRAM 11-14YRS

9am-4pm. Learn valuable, practical information and become a certified babysitter. At Oceanside Place $43.25 pp Pre-register RDN www.rdn.bc.ca/recreation 250-248-3252

BROOMBUSTING

1-3pm, on Alberni Hwy, Parksville. Meet at Train Station. We have tools. Everyone welcome! www.broombusters.org

PAUL & JESS

8pm Dance, a classic Rock Duo, at the Parksville Legion $5 cover, 19+ www.paulandjessrock.com

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Better Rates than your Bank!

Starting at 1pm. 3pm. 6pm. 8pm. Featuring: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Rated PG13- Drama- 1hr 40 min, Escape From Planet Earth Rated G - action-Adventure/Sci-Fi/Fantasy 1 hr 29min, and Quartet, Rated PG-13 Drama/Comedy - 1hr 37 min $5 at the door, check website for times: www.parksvillecentre.com/events

WED. JUNE 5 7:30-10:30pm. Parksville Legion, 146 W Hirst St.

“true beauty explored in honesty through moving emotions” Hip Hop | Tap | Contemporary | Jazz | Ballet 8pm at Christian Fellowship Centre Tickets : $15 - Adults, $10 - 8 to 15 yrs At the Door [cash, visa, m/c, debit] Online @ www.mirrordance.ca/mirror-tour-tickets Info: mirrordance.ca

SAT. JUNE 1

TUE. JUNE 4

JAZZ/SWING

REMEDY BAND

STRAWBERRY TEA AND CAIRN DEDICATION

ERRINGTON FARMERS’ MARKET

10am-1pm. Music: Kirk & Company. Held in the Errington Community Park just across the rd from Hall. erringtonfarmersmarket.ca

MOTOCROSS NATIONALS

June 1 & 2, 9am-5pm Tixs $40 adult & kids $25 at Nanaimo Wastelands Motocross Park Biggs Road which turns into Weigles Road, Nanaimo VancouverIslandMX.com

ROYALS VS ABBOTSFORD

Double Header: 12:30 pm & 3pm. Come cheer on the Royals, Parksville’s very own Baseball Team at Royals Field 450 Despard Ave, Parksville

250-752-8684

4-5:30pm. At Errington Hall or farm in Coombs. Call for location. Join us in simple, meditative, joyful circle dances based on all the world’s spiritual traditions. joanne@glasswing.com 250-752-4816 / www.islandhealing.ca

2pm, Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Club presents. Tixs $12 and RSVP can be made by contacting the proshop at 250-752-6312

FREE MEDITATION

SUPPORT GROUP

7pm, Deez Bar & Grill, 3353 W. Island Hwy, QB

TENNIS

Every day of the week various times. See www. arrowsmithtennis.ca or 250-248-5702

AUTHOR READING

& Mini Journaling Workshop with Alfred DePew Author & leadership coach Alfred Depew will share his extensive knowledge on journaling and read from his book Wild & Woolly: A Journal Keeper’s Handbook. will share his extensive knowledge on journaling and read from his book Wild & Woolly: A Journal Keeper’s Handbook.

Thursday, May 30th 7pm

Author & leadership coach Alfred DePew will share his extensive knowledge on journaling and read from his book Wild & Woolly: A Journal Keeper’s Handbook

FREE ADMISSION + EVERYONE WELCOME

7-10pm, Shady Rest www.shadyrest.ca

BEAUTY IN OUR BONES

WED. JUNE 5

Author & leadership coach Alfred Depew will share his extensive knowledge on journaling and read from his book Wild & Woolly: A Journal Keeper’s Handbook. will share his extensive knowledge on journaling and read from his book Wild & Woolly: A Journal Keeper’s Handbook.

MULBERRY BUSH BOOKSTORES

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STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE

6:30pm, This musical adventure takes the audience to the whimsical land, Talent Show and fun for the whole family. $28.50 pp at Port Theatre, Nanaimo

Every day from 4 to 6pm go to Quality Foods for crazy low prices on a select product. The Appy Hour deal changes every day!

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DEB & DAVE

in our Parksville store

6:15pm, “Learn how to meditate! Free classes. info. 250- 954-5040 or www.freemeditation.ca at McMillan Arts Centre

OPEN MIC NIGHT

8pm, Mirror Dance Program Vancouver Presents Hip Hop | Tap | Contemporary | Jazz | Ballet at Christian Fellowship Centre, 825 Village Way, QB. 250.752.5513 www.cfcchurch.com

The Oceanside Breast Cancer Support Group meets at The Gardens, 650 Berwick North, Qualicum Beach. Contact 250-7528066 or amen@shaw.ca

6:15-7:45pm, 5-14 yrs. OMHA and the RDN are teaming up to provide girls with the opportunity to try the fabulous game of hockey. Pre-register with RDN, Recreation and Parks 250-248-3252. View recreation programs online at www.rdn.bc.ca/recreation

The Oceanside Prostate Cancer Support Group meets at The Gardens, 650 Berwick North, Qualicum Beach. Contact 250-752-8066 or amen@shaw.ca

MON. JUNE 3

SUPPORT GROUP

TRY GIRLS HOCKEY

SAT. JUNE 1

DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE

2-3pm FREE, Learn about SOS Volunteer opportunities, including new programs. Please RSVP to Andy at 250248-2093 ext. 230 at 245 West Hirst Ave Parksville

5-7pm RDN invites you provide input on preliminary plans that identify opportunities for park and trail expansion. Drop in to view the plans. Lighthouse Community Centre. Contact the RDN, email CPTS@rdn. bc.ca or call Dave Palidwor, 250-947-2569 or 1 888 828-2069.

MIRROR DANCE PROGRAM PRESENTS: BEAUTY IN OUR BONES

SUN. JUNE 2

SOS VOLUNTEER FAIR

COMMUNITY PARKS AND TRAILS

MONDAY, JUNE 3

7-10pm, Shady Rest www.shadyrest.ca

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1-5pm Big Band Jazz and Swing Music, performed by the Arrowsmith Big Band Tickets $12 at Cranky Dog Records, or door. Food & refreshments. Parksville F.O. Eagles Hall, 281A Pioneer Crescent, Parksville

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Family Dentistry

New Patients Welcome! Dr. Denny B. Essig DMD 175 Corfield Street Parksville BC

(Across from Thrifty Foods)

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Helping capable people who feel stuck.

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Flora or Fauna ... we’ve got you covered. 100% BC Owned and Operated HOURS: Mon-Sat 8:30-5:30, Sunday 10:00-4:00

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raw vegan training

Local women in fine form in Kelowna Five from Parksville Qualicum Beach took up bodybuilding challenge on raw food JAMES CL ARKE sports@pqbnews.com

Five local ladies were in fine form at the Kelowna Figure Competition recently as they capped off an inspiring four month journey. In the mix May 18 in Kelowna were Oceanside’s Wanetta Beal, Catherine Mosher, Deanna Later, Kim Wilson and Twyla Graff. “There were over 320 woman — it was a big event,” said Beal, a personal trainer, motivational speaker and co-owner of One on One Fitness in Coombs with her husband Grai, who trained the group. Sanctioned by the B.C. Amateur Bodybuilding Association, Kelowna served as the provincials for both body building and figure competition. The five good friends range in age from 38 to 46 and competed as raw vegans. “Nobody does that because they don’t think they can build muscle on just raw plant based foods,” said Beal, who’s list of amazing athletic accomplishments runs long. “We set out together to build the best bodies we could in four months,” she explained when The NEWS caught up with her. “It was fun, it was challenging; a huge sense of camaraderie...did I say challenging,” she chuckled, adding “it was easier than some of the other stuff I’ve done, but it was still challenging.” Some of her ‘other stuff’ of course includes her Riding Raw cross Canada bike tour, and becoming the first woman to ever successfully complete back-to-back-toback Ironman Triathlons. Earlier this year Wanetta and Grai successfully summited Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa and went downhill mountain biking in Peru. As for the five amigos and their training regime,  “it was hard core,” said Wanetta, adding their workout sessions were about an hour and 20 minutes of weight train-

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Competing at the Kelowna Figure Competition as raw vegans were local ladies from left, Wanetta Beal, Catherine Mosher, Deanna Later, Kim Wilson and Twyla Graff.

ing five days a week — minimal cardio, more anaerobic sprint workouts. “We had five meals a day,” she said. Their diet includ-

ed a minimum of 13 cups of raw fruits and vegetables every day, “and the reason we did this was just to show the See a challenge, page A38

Central island seleCts

Local Selects secure silver at hoops provincials JAMES CL ARKE

sports@pqbnews.com

The Central Island Selects capped off their hoops season in style last weekend with a silver medal at the provincials. The Selects are a U14 Girls rep team with players from Nanaimo, Ladysmith and three girls from Oceanside — shooting guard Kate Reynolds, forward Maya Gayton (who was sidelined at the B.C.’s due to injury), and point guard Makayla Hoey. Their season started after spring break

and ran for one month, with practices three times a week and games on weekends, culminating with the B.C.’s played out in Langley featuring 14 of the top rep girls basketball teams from across the province. The Central Island Selects went 7-2 in exhibition games leading up to the B.C.s. In Langley, CIS opened the 16-team tourney last Friday with an exhibition game against North Central (north of Prince George), winning 50-32. The Central Island squad opened tour-

nament play Saturday morning with a 4837 win over West Van, and followed it up that afternoon with a 45-31 win over North Shore. Sunday morning they knocked off South Island 49-33, then lost in the final against Fraser Vally 49-23 for silver. Hoey and teammates Madeline Hart and Kaesha Milne have been invited to try out for Basketball B.C.’s provincial team at their main camp being held at Brookswood Secondary in Langley this weekend.

“We were a small, very good defensive team that worked really hard in their roles, and played as a team,” said CIS head coach Rick Hart, a teacher at Cedar Secondary School. “I enjoyed working with them a lot,” Hart said of his Oceansiders, adding “they’re awesome girls and they do what they’re asked.” By all accounts this is the highest a central Island team has ever finished in regional rep basketball.

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One person can make a difference. Thats the message founder of the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition (SBYC) will share with a crowd of people in Parksville when he speaks at the Community Centre on June 5. “It’s going to be a night of celebration, celebrating how far we’ve come on behalf of the spirit bear and really trying to share a story of hope,” said Simon Jackson, founder of SBYC. Jackson said he found his passion for bears when he was seven years old and spotted one while on a family camping trip. After learning the Kodiak bear needed help saving its habitat, he put up a lemonade stand to help the cause. “I realized one person can make a difference,” he said. “So at 13 when I found out about the spirit bear, and the more I learned about it the more I realized how threatened it was and that made me want to help.”

Hopefully we can demonstrate to young people that not only is this a great bear worthy of saving but equally they can do the same thing that I’ve done for the spirit bear for any issue they believe in. PHOTO COURTESY DR. BANJO WEBSITE

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Lighthouse festival revered print since 1974, and since then has sold over a half-million instructional books and videos. He invented the Wernick method of teaching bluegrass jamming, which he’ll be teaching at the Lighthouse Bluegrass Festival June 27 and 28. Instead of teaching imitation, where people may only learn a small number of songs, Wernick teaches people how to jam along with many bluegrass songs. Although some of this style of music seems complicated to play, it can be fairly easy to jam to, Wernick explained. “You might think, ‘I’ll never be able to do that its too hard’, but right there you’re looking at the higher rungs of the bluegrass ladder. But the first rungs are right next to the ground, [and] very easy to get on.” Once people learn to jam they can experience a late night bluegrass session at a festival, which can be an incredibly fun experience, he said, lasting to the wee hours of the morning. Sign up for the jam camps at www.drbanjo.com.

Today, 17 years later, the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition has six million members around the world. The focus is trying to protect the spirit bear and its last intact habitat in the Great Bear Rainforest, and keep that area free from trophy hunting and oil spills, he said. The group aims to raise awareness as well as come up with solutions to protect the habitat, in ways that won’t create economic hardships. Jackson has also been a board member for the Jane Goodall Institute for the past decade and his story was featured on a CTV movie called Spirit Bear-The Simon Jackson Story. Jackson has recently been travelling across Canada on a national speaking tour, spreading messages of hope at schools and other centres. “Hopefully we can demonstrate to young people that not only is this a great bear worthy of saving but equally they can do the same thing that I’ve done for the spirit bear for an issue they believe in,” he said. Jackson said the evening in Parksville will be a positive one, sharing what the coalition has achieved and inspiring others to take up worthy causes.

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Dr. Banjo names Lighthouse Bluegrass Festival as a favourite LISSA ALEXANDER reporter@pqbnews.com

Bluegrass legend Pete Wernick continues to play bluegrass festivals around the world but he can’t wait to travel back to Qualicum Bay for the Lighthouse Bluegrass Festival June 27 through 30 this year. “There’s probably bigger and fancier events we could be playing but there’s none better than this one,” said the musician, teacher, songwriter and author, from his home in Colorado. Wernick, aka Dr. Banjo, was the founder of the acclaimed bluegrass band Hot Rize, with which he toured for 12 years around the world. He has performed with music legends like Doc Watson, Bill Monroe and Jerry Garcia and in 2005 he performed on David Letterman with Earl Scruggs and Steve Martin. “I’m 67 now and I’ve had an amazingly interesting life I think as a performing, recording, touring musician.” Wernick wrote a bluegrass banjo instructional book, in

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Two thirds of the land the group has been fighting for has been set aside for protection, he said, and if they work a little bit harder, the rest can also be saved. “I actually feel very optimistic we’ll get it saved this year,” he said. Jackson’s talk is being presented by EcoKidz Forest Parties and Camp Uganda at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre on June 5. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and Jackson will speak at 7. Admission is by a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for students and all proceeds benefits the cause. Fair trade organic Spirit Bear Coffee and tea will be provided by Pacific Brimm and door prizes and other gifts will be up for grabs. For more on SBYC visit www.spiritbearyouth.org, and for more on the event email eco-kidz@shaw.ca or phone 250-951-1558.

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Simon Jackson, founder of the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition, will speak at the Parksville Community Centre June 5.

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Besides teaching at the festival, Wernick will perform with his band Long Road Home, an “excellent, classic, five-piece bluegrass band,” of which Wernick is the oldest member. He’ll also perform with his wife and musician Joan Wernick. Pete said people who have never been to a bluegrass festival may not realize all the benefits of one of these incredible musical experiences. “It’s a beautiful activity, in my mind makes me think of heaven on earth, literally.” The music and environment appeals to all ages, he said, and is very safe for little kids, who often run around and dance to the music. The Lighthouse Bluegrass Festival in particular has a lovely location, it is run by professionals who know what this type of festival should be like, he said, there’s a great sound system, good food vendors and a nice little stage, he added. Also playing at Lighthouse Bluegrass is local award-winning musician Annie Lou Genest, Victoria’s Cloverpoint Drifters, Scout Mountain from Powell River, Maple Mountain Boys from Chemainus, Hub City Ramblers from Victoria and Qualicum Beach’s own Backporch Banjo. There are some free workshops to take part in, draws, and a bluegrass band contest where the winners take home $200 and a paid gig at next year’s event. Saturday and Sunday morning of the festival will see pancake breakfasts at the Lighthouse Community Hall complete with bluegrass entertainment. Both tenting and RV sites are available for the weekend and there are showers and flush toilets on site. Wernick said he hopes the Lighthouse Bluegrass Festival flourishes because a good bluegrass scene is good for any area, he said, bringing people for potentially year round events, as

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Musician and former local teacher returns for show June 8 LISSA ALEXANDER reporter@pqbnews.com

A Californian musician with a strong connection to the area is coming back for a concert at the Errington Hall June 8, playing alongside award-winning guitarist Marc Atkinson. Kit Eakle has been teaching the violin for over 30 years and currently plays in a number of ensembles in the San Francisco Bay Area. Eakle lived in the Parksville Qualicum area, and in Nanaimo, as well as on Malcolm Island in Sointula. He raised his children there and both still live on Vancouver Island. In the 1980s and ‘90s Eakle taught at Nanoose Bay Elementary school, Parksville, Winchelsea and French Creek Elementary schools. He played in a couple music groups on the Island and in Vancouver during those years, before going back to school for music training, focusing on the Kodaly method at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He got his master’s degree in music education from the University of Victoria in 1990. Now retired from full time teaching, Eakle is excited to get back into music full time. He said he’s given a lot in his years as a teacher and has yet to have a real music playing career. “I’ve kept it up long enough and have been playing in side bands for a long time, but I think it’s time for me to get at least a taste of the real musician thing,” Eakle said. He has a number of friends and musical connections in the area and is looking forward to coming back to the area and reintroducing himself musically. Eakle plays in a group called The Hot Club of Marin where they perform gypsy jazz, as well as another group called Djang-O-Sphere involving Django Reinhardt and Thelonious “Sphere” Monk tunes. “I’m trying to move the violin more into the main steam of jazz rather than the gyspy jazz it gets holed into,” he said. Although he loves gypsy jazz, he said the violin is more versatile than just that genre. Eakle will be playing with Juno-nominated musician Marc Atkinson at the Errington Hall,

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Sale slated for June 8 at Wembley Mall also to include CDs and DVDs A large amount of gently used books, CDs and DVDs will be available at a sale June 8 in Parksville, with proceeds going to help grandmothers in sub-Saharan Africa raise their grandchildren. The Oceanside Grandmothers to Grandmothers have been sorting the donated items since January, which have arrived from all over the Island and the Mainland.

There are a variety of items for all ages at the book sale, and the funds will support the Stephen Lewis Foundation, helping grandmothers and those who have been affected by the HIV AIDS pandemic. The fundraiser is being held at Wembley Mall June 8 from 9 to 3 p.m. —NEWS Staff

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The land was purchased with money raised by students at Bowser Elementary and other local elementary schools are currently raising money to buy another piece of land, to build another house as well as buy diapers for babies. On her last visit Sosa took book marks written in spanish for the Mayan children, made by local elementary school students, and returned with english bookmarks for local students. To follow Sosa’s upcoming journey to Guatemala or to get more information on her organization visit www.aldeamaya.ca.

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John Milroy

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

$639,000

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• Member-owned recreational park • High-end 36-ft Jayco Designer RV sleeps 4 • Facilities include swimming and fishing ponds, tennis and basketball courts

$119,900

ian Whitelaw

574 HirST aVENUE

• Great rancher with 3 beds, 2 baths • New windows, hot water tank & heat pump, private south back yard • Freshly painted and ready to move into

$329,900

Dale Rumming

3257 BLuEBACk DRIvE, NANOOSE BAy Ocean view home in Nanoose. Three bedrooms in this 2832 sq ft home that is well maintained. Landscaped and fully fenced.

$449,000

2011 SADDLE DRIvE

• 5 beautiful acres!! • Complete with barn & riding ring • Lots of extras, fencing, well, pond • In popular Rocking Horse Ranch area

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

$89,900

Dale Rumming

852 EDGEWarE aVENUE

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

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• Unobstructed ocean views, 3,670 sqft. • 4 beds, 3 baths, ocean facing master suite • New: counters, appliances, hot water tank • Landscaped garden, stairs to ocean

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• Almost 3 acres of privacy & trees • Older 3 bed/2 bath mobile/poured slab • Septic apprx 6 yrs old, underground wiring

$239,900

Dale Rumming

394 bUrNHaM roaD • Exquisite Qualicum Beach character home • Superior finishes, chef’s kitchen • 3,020 sqft, 4 beds, 2 baths, office suite • Walk to Village & sandy beach

$629,000

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Pick floor plans and colors Pad fees of $295 a month No transfer fees, low taxes

Top floor condo 1 bedroom plus den Formal dining and eating area too! Walk to town

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1019 SHEarME roaD

•Classic 5 bedroom home on 5 acres • Freshly painted, tons of upgrades • Double covered RV shelter • Hot tub, heat pump, totally fenced

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$279,900

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

1.888.954.4433

ROLAND WICKETT, Manager of Parksville and Qualicum Beach branches of Coast Realty Group is pleased to announce that our Oceanside representatives led the TEAM SALES AWARDS for the entire organization at the recent Coast Realty Group Spring Conference held April 18th at Tigh Na Mara. ROLAND WICKETT

Aaron Nicklen

Louise Roy

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Adrianne Meyer

NICKLEN ROY MACKAY NICKLEN ROY MACKAY captured the TOP TEAM SALES PRODUCTION AWARD for all of Coast Realty Group’s Vancouver Island offices. Our DREAMHOMES TEAM was runner-up.

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This year’s conference, with 150 realtors in attendance featured a keynote address from Michelle Stilwell, local Paralympic Gold Medalist. Coast Realty Group is the largest independent real estate company on Vancouver Island. We have 14 offices throughout the central island area, and are dedicated to ethical and professional customer service.


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• 2562 sqft 3 bedrm + Den/Office rancher nestled away on 2.2 acres • 2 FP’s, Kitchen w/warm wood cabinetry & eating bar, 3 suntunnels • 2 patios including sizable back patio w/hot tub & southern exposure • Guest Cottage, workshop, level acreage, RV prkg, minutes to town

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OPEN HOUSE 563 TOURNAMENT TOUR, QUALICUM BEACH SATURDAY JUNE 1 1:30-3:30 PM

OPEN HOUSE 355 SUTHERLAND PLACE, PARKSVILLE SATURDAY JUNE 1 1:30-3:30 PM

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• Brand new 3362 sqft 3 bedrm/3 bath radiates hospitality and charm • Full Basement ready to be finished to your taste, .43 acre, RV parking

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

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OPEN HOUSE #22-447 PYM STREET, PARKSVILLE SAT JUNE 1 11-1 & SUN JUNE 2 1-3PM HOSTED BY SABINE PITT

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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 • New kitchen and upgraded bathrooms, large living & dining, main level has large master suite with den • Lower level guest bedroom & bathroom, rec room with gas fireplace and separate entry • Almost an acre of privacy, sun, ocean and mountain views, yet close to Fairwinds golf, marina and rec centre amenities

$499,900

245 Cortes roAd, QuAliCum beACh

• Over 3100 sq. ft. ocean view 3 bed, 3 bath gated, estate like Camelot Homes custom rancher on 1 acre • Fully fenced landscaped with sprinkler system with ocean views from main rooms & patios • Custom kitchen, central island eating bar, huge master with 5 piece ensuite, large 3rd bedroom with 2 pc. • Built-in vac & sound system, HRV, security system, close to beaches and town of Qualicum Beach

1887 bonito CresCent, nAnoose bAy

• Spectacular waterfront, 4245 sqft, 3 bed, 4 bath home in Nanoose Bay • Panoramic ocean views from every room, capturing amazing sunsets • Carefully crafted with fine finishing and millwork, Brazilian granite, large gourmet island kitchen, planked Beech hardwood flooring, natural gas feature fireplace and French doors • Steps to the ocean, from an engineered, legal, wooden stairway & ‘martini deck’ to take in the amazing views

$1,325,000

lot 20 FAbriCk drive, QuAliCum beACh

• Outstanding Qualicum Beach building lot ready to build your estate • Easy access to Qualicum Beach amenities and beaches • 1/2 acre Estate sized beautifully treed lot with south facing backyard • Newly drilled well

$525,000

2600 lA selvA PlACe, nAnoose bAy

• Beautiful 2012 Georgie & Care Award winning home; private perfection on 3.1 acres, with amazing ocean and mountain views • Sustainable construction practices and materials enhance the natural aspects of this West Coast residence • An entertainers dream, the open kitchen with maple cabinetry, granite eating island, butler’s pantry & wine cellar • Expansive floor plan with beamed, vaulted great room/dining area, fir framed windows & millwork, floor to ceiling stone gas fireplace

$1,750,000

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765 mAriner WAy, PArksville

• Wonderful walk on waterfront on both sides of this unique property • Over 2600 sq. ft. of level living space with ocean views from every window, perfect for entertaining • Updated throughout, refinished maple floors, mahogany mill work, Silestone counter tops, and newer built in appliances • Huge partly finished basement area is a “hobbyists” dream with a workshop to die for

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

$869,000


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One of your biggest financial decisions

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions many people will ever make in their lives. In addition to using the services of a REALTOR®, there are a few questions you can ask yourself to help guide you through the process. Is Home Ownership Right for You? One of the biggest reasons people want to buy is to build equity in their own home, rather than continue to pay rent. However, being a homeowner and being a renter are two very different things. Are you ready to take on the responsibility of all the costs involved in homeownership, including mortgage payments, repairs, and maintenance? Do you have a down payment, or the ability to get one? Can you afford to buy? Media reports on the cost of housing sometimes make it seem like home ownership is impossible for many people. What these reports never mention is there is a wide variety and range of homes on the market. A REALTOR® can help you find a home that fits your needs and budget. And with today’s low interest rates all it takes is some careful planning to make homeownership affordable and possible. What do you want to buy? When buying a home, you want to make sure it meets your actually needs. Size, location, and lifestyle are the most important things to consider. Then there are special features (like storage space or energy savings) and whether or not to buy new or used. Share this information with your REALTOR®. See the Dream

Home Checklist for more information. Should I Use a REALTOR®? A REALTOR® is a licensed real estate professional with the resources and experience to help you buy your home. There are many ways to find a REALTOR®: drive through neighbourhoods that interest you and jot down names, go to open houses, look at advertising, ask friends and family if they have worked with a REALTOR® they like. Interview two or three and pick the one you like best. Click here to find a REALTOR® or to learn more about Why Should I Use a REALTOR®? This article was prepared by the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board.

What is the Multiple Listing Service®? The Multiple Listing Service® is a co-operative marketing system that maximizes exposure of properties for sale. It is a central registry of properties used by REALTORS® to match buyers with properties for sale. Most homes sold in Canada are sold via the MLS® systems operated by real estate boards across the country. The MLS® system includes a sophisticated computer database of properties indexed by price, location, type of home, number of bedrooms, amenities and so forth. The VIREB MLS® maintains information on between 4800-7000 active listings of property for sale on the Island, and typically receives 77 new listings every day. Listings range from undeveloped

lots to business opportunities or special properties. Listings are updated throughout the day. Why does it work? The strength of the MLS® system rests in the quality and accuracy of the information. Government, economists, financial institutions, appraisers and others all rely on MLS® data. This is because REALTORS® who submit the listing information, and MLS® staff at real estate boards who conduct quality control, are trained and educated in the complexities of real estate. REALTORS® know how to describe a property accurately and what information must be disclosed in an MLS® listing. For instance, if there is a restriction on the use of a property, something called

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an easement, this information must appear in the MLS® listing. Also, the MLS® connects buyers and sellers. If the MLS® system did not exist, sellers would have to choose an individual real estate brokerage to list their home and only that brokerage would have the information about it and the ability to show and sell it. If the MLS® system did not exist, buyers would have to go from REALTOR® to REALTOR® to view the listings of each individual brokerage. Many alternate systems and services exist to buy and sell homes and they all compete for customers. The MLS® is the REALTOR® option.

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739 Ermineskin Avenue, Parksville $429,000 • 3 bedroom & 3 bathroom 2000 sq.ft. home • Spectacular Mount Arrowsmith views & R.V. parking • Close to schools

332 Bates Drive, Fanny Bay $319,000

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

• 2.25 acre property backing onto a 50 acre bird sanctuary • 3 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms with over 2800 sq.ft • Short distance to parks, community center with playground

• Immaculate & totally renovated 2 bedroom double wide • Covered sun patio and extensive landscaping • Private and spacious yard

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17-386 Craig Street, Parksville $179,000 • Central Parksville, 55+ age restriction • 1056 sq. ft. double wide 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms • Wired shed, pet friendly fenced yard

1371 Lee Road, French Creek $179,000 • .25 acre backing onto French Creek • Double carport with attached workshop • 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms with approximately 1100 sq.ft

• 8.6 acre property, mostly treed • 2300 sq.ft home with attached 2 car garage • RDN shows 2 homes are allowed

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10 beautiful southern exposed acres 2 Homes – 4 bed 2 bath 2600 sq ft & 1100 sq ft home 2196 sq ft large heated wired workshop Updated kitchen. Main home has heat pump

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

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NEW LISTING $169,900

VIEW ROYAL - VICTORIA $699,900

BUILDING LOT $69,900

EAGLECREST GOLF COURSE $343,800

BOWSER BEAUTY $429,900

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• 5 bed./3 bath, 2667 sq.ft. • 1920’s home extensively renovated in 2004 • Fully fenced backyard, beautifully landscaped • Spacious open country kitchen w/ large • Family friendly park pantry MLS# 357004 Call Les for Details • 10x15 sunroom / 10x10 workshop

• 1.22 acres building lot • Hydro and water at road • 12’ x 12’ x 24’ storage unit incl. MLS# 354536

FORECLOSURE $259,900 !

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• Short stroll to the beach

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MLS# 357014

WALK ON WATERFRONT $429,900

QUALICUM BAY $24,900

PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEWS $214,900

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• 1344 sq.ft., 3 bed / 2 bath • .47 acre adjacent to marina • Deep Bay waterfront property

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5.19 acres w/ ocean views Cleared building site 5 GPM drilled well and power Fully lockable 12’x12’x 24’ storage unit MLS# 349839

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What documents are involved in selling 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). MLS® Listing Contract: Sellers will sign a Multiple Listing Service® Listing Contract with their REALTOR®. This contract outlines the terms of their listing, including the length of time for the listing, the price, the commission to be paid, all the parties to the listing, the address and the legal description of the property to be sold, how the seller is to be paid, the preferred possession date, the financial obligations, and other information regarding the property. The MLS® Listing Contract is the seller's agreement with the listing agency,

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not the salesperson. If the salesperson leaves that company, it is up to the seller and the listing company to decide whether or not the listing will go with the salesperson, or whether it will stay with the original company and be assigned to another salesperson. The standard MLS® Listing Contract explains that the seller is liable to pay a commission if the listing agent or a cooperating agent brings an offer which meets all of the stated terms and conditions of the seller. As with other services, there is HST payable on commission, so when you are calculating your proceeds, take that into consideration. Data Input Form: Your REALTOR® will fill out the Data

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1647 Abbey Road $369,900

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Input Form, which asks for all the necessary information to list your property. This includes the number and size of rooms, lot size, construction type, house style and more. Data from this form is entered into the MLS® database, where other REALTORS® are able to match your home with buyers. Exclusive Listing Contract: You and your REALTOR® will use an Exclusive Listing Contract if you choose not to list your property on the Multiple Listing Service®. An exclusive listing publicizes by advertising and the sign alone, without the benefit of the catalogue/ computer. Sellers sometimes believe an exclusive listing will encourage fewer "lookers," and more buyers. However,

an exclusive listing is often overlooked by REALTORS® working with buyers, because the first place they look is in the MLS® catalogue/computer. The greater the number of people who know about a property the greater the chance a larger number of serious buyers will meet your terms and asking price. Listing Amendment: A Listing Amendment form is used whenever a change is made to the original MLS® or Exclusive Listing Contract. A change may involve extending the listing date, changing the price, altering wording on the print- out, correcting measurements, or tax or financial information to name a few. All the owners and the manager of listing agency will need to sign this form. Listing Cancellation: Sometimes it is necessary to cancel a listing. You and your REALTOR® will need to fill out a Listing Cancellation Form. This form usually has a preprinted clause stating if the property sells within 60 days of cancellation, or before the natural expiry of the listing (whichever comes first), the seller is liable for commission. This is to ensure a REALTOR® receives compensations for the advertising dollars and hours spent showing a home prior to a listing cancellation. If the seller is thinking of canceling a listing because they are dissatisfied with the service of a REALTOR®, the seller should speak to the manager of the listing agency and outline

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

Level Entry • An outstanding 5 bedroom, 3 bath home • Finished walk-out basement with wine cellar • Over 1/2 an acre of beautiful well-planned yard • A Conservatory with heated floor tiles • Hardwood floors, pellet stove & gas fireplace • Over 4100 sq. ft living space for you to enjoy 4547 Thompson Clarke Drive, Bowser

Great Location • Pastoral .57 acre lot • Cleared and level in a quiet area • Just a few minutes to Qualicum Beach • Partially fenced, with hydro, water & cable to lot line Lot 2 Kenmuir Road, Qualicum Bay

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1759 Martini $289,000

• 3 bdrms, 1572 sq. ft. 2 story • Low maintenance yard • Beautiful southern exposure

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

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

1785 Cameron Crescent $274,800

1557 Pady Place $199,900

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

• 892 sq ft 2 bthrms, 2 bdrms • Backing on park trail to river • Completely furnished • Business opportunity

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

Walk-On Waterfront • Over 2000 sq. ft split level home • Spacious & comfortable with 3 bdrms, 3 baths • Extra large attached double car garage • Lots of upgrades including new windows & siding

Natural Beauty • Level, partially treed .61 acre lot • Quiet & private location, in a cul-de-sac • Hydro, water & cable to lot line • Easy access in a well developed area

Arlene Sequoia

5383 Deep Bay Drive

Lot 1 Radke Place, Qualicum Bay

RealtoR®

“Striving to deliver the best results to you. Always.” Call for your free no-obligation consultation office. 250-248-2488 cell. 250-927-3449 email. results@arlenesellshomes.ca

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Documents you’ll need for selling your home DOCUMENTS from page B15

their concerns. The listing agency will make every effort to achieve satisfactory results. Hold Action Form: Sometimes the personal circumstances of a seller changes, and it is necessary to temporarily stop marketing a home. If this happens, your REALTOR® will help you fill out a Hold Action Form. This form tells other REALTORS® who have access to your listing through the MLS® system that you wish to delay the sale of your home. 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. 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 and regulations of the building or complex, or expectations of the owner and tenant above and beyond what the Residential Tenancy Act sets out. If you have any doubts about how to draw a lease or how to interpret specific clauses, consult a lawyer or a REALTOR®. Mortgages: Mortgages come in a wide variety of formats, depending on the lending institution. Many institutions use a simplified form, and refer to the larger form where any deviations from their standard form may occur. The buyer should check that the document matches the commitment letter they signed outlining the terms of their mortgage. This will include the in-

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terest rate, the term, the amortization period, the prepayment privilege ("penalty"), the options (if any) for increasing the number of payments or making lump sum payments, the assumability of the mortgage if the property is sold, and the portability of the mortgage if the seller wishes to use it on another property. If you are a seller who is carrying financing for a buyer of your property, make sure that your lawyer reviews the documents before you sign them. If you are a buyer who is asking a seller to carry financing, make sure your own lawyer reviews the documents as well. Many serious issues may arise where the parties are unfamiliar with the law concerning mortgage financing. 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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702 MEMORIAL AVENUE

$44,900

• Now includes equipment and approx. $43,000 in inventory • 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.

124-1391 PRICE ROAD

$169,900

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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

2285 MORELLO ROAD

$269,900

5-1401 PRICE ROAD

• 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

876 BARCLAY CRESCENT

• Detached garage / workshop and plenty of room for RV parking. • Easy walking distance to the French Creek Marina & stores.

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898 LAKES BLVD.

133 ACACIA STREET

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Immaculate townhome backing onto the Morningstar Golf Course. W/open plan w/large kitchen w/skylight, eating area, formal dining rm Living rm w/vaulted ceilings & gas fp, family room, 2 spacious bedrms 2 full baths w/the luxurious ensuite having a soaker tub, separate shower Hardwood flooring, in floor heating throughout & tile flooring

1361 MEADOWOOD WAY

$395,500

$175,900

• 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

• Cozy 2 bedroom rancher, w/room to add on sits on almost 1 acre • Large living room features a faux stone fireplace w/efficient wood insert, • Hardwood flooring, large window & sliding patio doors to the deck. • Detached workshop/storage building & separate cabin/workshop w/ loft • Very private, beautiful property bordering Nanoose Creek

$329,900

$69,900

$269,900

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

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$334,900

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

896 FAIRWAYS DRIVE

$429,800

406B 181 BEACHSIDE DRIVE

$86,000

• 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

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$234,900

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

4-3475 LIONESS BLVD

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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

3128 DOLPHIN DRIVE

600 TAMARACK DRIVE

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168 THETIS AVENUE

605 VIKING WAY

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Prime location in Hermitage Park, an easy walk to downtown Qualicum Main level entry 2 storey home w/3 spacious bedrms, & ocean view bonus rm Spacious living room with gas fp, formal dining rm w/skylight, RV parking Kitchen w/island/breadfast bar, family room, eating nook w/bay window Updates include slate flring, laminate flrs, updated kitchen & remodeled bathrm

1225 BUNKER PLACE

$449,000

$245,000

• 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

$377,900

$99,900

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$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

$390,000

Immaculate Windward built 2 bedroom + den home w/an open plan Featuring a Great Room with vaulted ceiling and gas fireplace. Kitchen has huge pantry, stainless steel appliances & large island. 5 piece ensuite & walk-in closet are also featured in the master suite. Concrete tile roof, hardwood floors & a gas furnace w/heat pump

1052 HARLEQUIN ROAD

$459,900

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• Immaculate 1642 sqft rancher on a beautiful & completely fenced .69 acres • Bright white kitchen w/skylight & island, open living room & dining room • Separate family room w/gas fireplace, 3 large bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms • Beautiful patio & sunny, private back yard w/picturesque pond • Large double garage, 10x10 garden shed & detached 30 x 24 work shop

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

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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

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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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

1387 WARD ROAD

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$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

• 3 bdrm, 3 full bath, 1898 sq. ft. home on .41 acre lot in Eaglecrest • Main level living, open plan, kitchen w/island & breakfast bar; dining rm • Living rm w/pot lamps & gas fp. Upstairs are 2 bdrms & full bath • Master bdrm on main w/luxurious ensuite w/large soaker tub & sep. shower • Updates include kitchen with stainless steel appliances & a 2 year old roof

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

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What to know 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.

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.

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.

If you have a concern about a contract, here is what you should do: • 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. • 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. • If your concerns are not resolved, contact your lawyer to discuss your op-

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

tions. • 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 previ-

ously unknown property defect reveals itself after closing. 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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The Oceanside Accessibility Committee (OAC) will hold its inaugural fundraising dinner and auction on Friday, June 7 at the Quality Resort Bayside in Parksville. Guest speakers are: • Jim Milina, the first quadriplegic to ascend Mount Kilimanjaro, where he set a world altitude record, a feat which helped garner him a B.C. Community Achievement Award. Jim is a Rick Hansen Foundation ambassador and former Olympic athlete who understands the importance and benefits of accessible tourism for individuals, communities and the world. • Albert Ruel is an EATI Super Navigator and an experienced advocate for people with visual impairments and rehabilitation. He is a certified social service worker, passionate about learning, personal growth and helping people connect with their goals. This new fundraising event includes dinner, guest speakers, auction and door prizes and supports the work of the Oceanside Accessibility Committee, (formerly Measuring Up Committee) which serves the Regional District of Nanaimo electoral areas, Town of Qualicum Beach and City of Parksville. Part of the auction will be a motorized scooter which should be a great deal for someone looking for a scooter for a family member or friend.  The objective of the OAC is to educate, sensitize and inform the community about accessibility. The OAC strives to foster a sense of inclusion that enables people of all ages and abilities to enjoy local amenities, participate in local employment and live a productive lifestyle. Tickets cost $40 and may be purchased at Life Support, Mulberry Books and from OAC members. For more information, call 250-954-0309 or e-mail lifesupport-als@shaw.ca; janetmarc@shaw.ca  — Submitted by the City of Parksville

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Generous donation to Milner A generous donation from the Vancouver Island Botanical Garden Society is the first step in allowing VIU’s Milner Gardens & Woodland to expand their community programming and establish an annual scholarship for VIU’s Horticultural students. The donation of $30,000 was matched by VIU’s Foundation with $0.50 on the dollar, bringing the total amount of funds to $45,000. “We’re very excited about the possibilities this donation opens up,” says Geoff Ball, Executive Director of Milner Gardens & Woodland. “We’ve wanted to expand our Shoots with Roots program but have been confined by our funding. This donation

allows us to start building a foundation so that in the future we will be able to deliver the program to more children – both at the elementary and in time high school levels.” An endowment is a sum of money that’s invested and the interest earned is used on an annual basis to fund programs or support scholarships, awards or bursaries. Ball plans to build on this initial endowment and secure a stable funding stream for the popular Shoots with Roots program, where every year thousands of children come to Milner and learn about the natural world and how to prepare, tend and harvest food. — Submitted by VIU

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