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OCEANSIDE HEALTH CENTRE OPENS

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State-of-the-art, $17M facility opened to the public on Monday JOHN HARDING editor@pqbnews.com

Tom Davies doesn’t see the grand opening of the Oceanside Health Centre as the end of a long road. The spokesman for the citizens’ group that played a big role in the push to improve health-care services in this region said he believes the OHC is just the starting point. “We all agree that five years from now we will not recognize this place,” he said. “It’s going to evolve in such a positive way. This is just the first step in a change in the way we deliver health care services. This is a new way of doing things and I think it’s going to serve as a template.” More than 200 people attended the grand opening Thursday morning of the $17 million facility in Parksville. The ribbon-cutting was led by Health Minister Terry Lake in his first official duty in his new portfolio. The facility opened to the public Monday morning and various services (like urgent care) will be phased in by September. “This facility means easier access to health services, all under one roof,” said Lake, who also said the OHC would ease the strain on emergency departments in neighbouring jurisdictions that see 8,000 visits a year from people of Parksville Qualicum Beach. “I hope we can replicate this in many communities around the province.” Lake, and everyone who spoke Thursday morning, offered thanks to former MLA Ron Cantelon for his support and determination in getting the OHC built. Like Davies, Parksville Mayor Chris Burger said he was viewing this occasion as the start of bigger things for the region. “I see it as a really important turning point,” said Parksville Mayor Chris Burger. “It marks the beginning of a shift, and recognition from the provincial government the important need for enhanced medical service for the Oceanside region.” Parksville-Qualicum MLA Michelle Stilwell did not attend the grand opening — she was competing at the Canadian Track and Field Championships in Moncton — but did supply a video message. See ALL SERVICES, page A9

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Tom Davies, one of the key figures in the push to improve health-care service delivery in the Parksville Qualicum Beach region, was one of many to take a tour of the new Oceanside Health Centre on Thursday. The centre opened to the public Monday. See inside today’s paper — or call the OHC at 250-951-9550 — for more information about what services are available now, and which ones will be phased in by September.

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stArtinG Point Cash Mob at Temple Store Wednesday The local business community is trying to help one of its own through some trying times. The Highway 19A upgrades in Parksville have created a “virtual black hole” around the Temple Store to the point where the owners have seen a 60 per cent reduction in business, says Ideal Images owner Bill McKinney. McKinney, residents, Temple Store customers and the Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce have banded together to create a Cash Mob at Temple Store on Wednesday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Residents are being urged “to make purchases (over and above what existing customers might spend), wish (the owners) well and enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee,” said McKinney. “This is a time where community spirit comes together in support of a merchant who is experiencing reduced sales caused by something outside their control,” said McKinney. “The Temple Store was the first place I went to do business when I moved here in 2000.  They have everything I need, open convenient hours and always have a friendly word and smile for their customers.” McKinney said a Facebook page has been set up for this event (Cash Mob Parksville/Qualicum BC). The chamber of commerce is also supporting this initiative with eFlash announcements to all their members. Despite the fact that The Temple Store are not members, Executive Director Kim Burden said “There are two kinds of businesses here in the Parksville area:  Members and potential members. We are happy to support the Temple Store in anyway we can.” City officials confirmed there will be vehicle access to the Temple Store on Wednesday.

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A panel of experts and 120 residents tossed around ideas for better communication between townsfolk and developers on Thursday night in Qualicum Beach. One of the panelists, architect and former advisory planning commission member Bruce Fleming-Smith, suggested the formation of a Qualicum Beach Building Forum (QBBF), a group that could have representation from all three of the town’s residents’ associations and provide council with input before a proposal got too far down the road of the approval process. Fleming-Smith said for any group like the QBBF, it would be “highly desirable to have the sanction and support of council,” but at the

same time “it would be important the QBBF not become a forum for political partisanship.” Another panelist, realtor/developer Dave Bryan, offered a glimpse into the profit margins and thought process of developers. He said Qualicum Beach needs to better communicate to its council and potential developers just what kind of development is desired in the town. For example, he doubted there would be many people who want to move to Qualicum Beach, or within town, and into an apartment. He said a patio home was likely more desirable for this market. Bryan also said regardless of what kind of development is desired, there is just not much room for any projects in the village neighbourhood. “Qualicum Beach is very tightly nailed down as far as availability of land goes,” said Bryan, a 35year resident of the town. “There is not one piece of land that’s ready to go. That’s what the fight is about. We have nailed it down so tight.” See PLANNER, page A4

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Bryan also offered comment on the heated political debates in town recently. “Quite frankly, I’m tired of it,” said Bryan. “I’d like to see us bring back the Qualicum Beach we love and right now I don’t feel that and it’s a shame. If we could let our hair down for a minute and forget if we are on the left or right side of the room and just throw ideas out here.” The third panelist, the town’s Director of Planning Luke Sales, steered clear from any talk of politics, but he did offer an explanation of the process for builders, residents and council, and he did offer his opinion about one hot topic. “I don’t believe referenda would be appropriate in most cases,” said Sales, who continually pointed to the town’s official community plan as the town’s “visionary guiding document” from which all bylaws are guided. Sales also said the town needs to strike a

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better balance in relation to the time it takes a development to go through the process at town hall. He pointed to the College Inn development, suggesting it took two years and cost the developer $500,000 before work was even done at ground level. “That process took a long time for the developer and time is money,” said Sales. “To them (developers) that (long time frame) starts to get pretty old, pretty fast. We should show them a degree of respect — they are putting their money into the community.” The forum was hosted and organized by the Qualicum Beach Residents Association. The group’s president, Bill Adkins said this was an “educational meeting” that was born out of the debate around The Clarion development slated for the village neighbourhood right beside town hall.

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The Downtown Free Bus, the popular shoppers’ shuttle service provided by the Parksville Downtown Business Association and 100 per cent funded by downtown businesses and property owners, is rolling again this summer. The bus, which brings riders from the resort areas and outlying neighbourhoods to explore and enjoy the shops and services in downtown Parksville, will run Monday to Saturday from July 2 to Aug. 31 inclusive. It will also provide a free shuttle service between downtown and the Community Park on Canada Day. “PDBA is operating the free bus on the same schedule and route as last year,” said PDBA President Michelle Jones. “The feedback we received at the end of last summer indicated that users were happy with both. The route has 15 stops and is a one-hour loop between the Visitors’ Centre and downtown and back. “The bus will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. except on Tuesdays when it operates from noon to 9 p.m. to support the Summer by the Sea Market on Craig Street. The easiest way to find the route and schedule is online.” Many of the bus stop signs feature QR codes which link to the online bus schedule at: parksvilledowntown.ca/free-bus. Schedule brochures will be available beginning this week at the usual locations including downtown businesses, area accommodations, the visitors’ centre, Rathtrevor Park, the Parksville Community and Conference Centre, the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre and at the PDBA’s office. — Submitted by PDBA

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BOCCE ON THE BEACH: Approximately 50 people enjoyed an afternoon on the beach during the Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce’s Bocce on the Beach event Friday. The quickly-approaching tide forced the final couple of games to land, but it seemed everyone was having a great time. For more photos from this event, please see our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/PQBNews

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Another very successful seniors marimba program has wrapped up at the Bradley Centre. The students learning how to play the instrument were fortunate to be taught by exceptional instructor, Fahlon Smith who is best known for being one of the founding members of the ever popular Kumbana Marimba band. If anyone is interested in joining a marimba program in the fall, contact Arrowsmith Activity Coordinator, Kim Longmuir at ranlong@telus.net or 250-248-8515. It’s called Parksville Elementary Connection Mural and the artwork that was painted on the outside wall of the gym at the school is the brainchild teacher Bonnie Finotti. The idea behind her project is to connect the school with the community, nature and First Nations culture. Even some students from the very first French Immersion kindergarten class Bonnie taught who are now in Grade 12 added their brush strokes. Two mural artists from Courtenay as well as local artist Bill Helin also contributed to the project. The Threads and Treasures consignment and fashion store in Qualicum Beach opened January 15 and in that short amount of time collected $350 in donations for the local Haven House. Cathy VanHerwaarden and her partner Jean Young collected the money in several ways including a donation jar, proceeds from sales and donations from local artisans. Renate Sutherland of the SOS said the donation speaks to the need that there are many people who have that kind of concern and want to support the project. Its hoped the local transition house will open its doors in September to provide temporary shelter and support for women and their children who have experienced violence and are seeking safety while exploring their options. The Ballenas Civic Action Group has begun the hard labour on the Nicholls Park Revitalization Project. The goal of the project was to engage students and spruce up the grass field beside the high school on Pym Street. The project price tag, $20,000 came from generous contributions from the City of Parksville, Ballenas Secondary School and the Parksville-Qualicum Beach Foundation. Ballenas Civic Action Group president Nic Annau said it is a great example of the good that can be done in the community when individuals and groups of various disciplines work together towards a common goal, and it encourages students to become involved in similar projects in the future. Nanoose Bay Community Services which runs the food bank and other services for the needy got a welcome donation of $250 through the Coastal Community’s Realtor Referral Program. When realtors refer their clients to the Credit Union for their financing needs, Coastal Community provides the realtor with $250 to donate to a registered charity of their choice. The Vancouver Island Opera will present its tenth full-length feature production in October with the opera Hansel and Gretel at Knox United Church. Members of the Wednesday painters group at the MAC and a few guests volunteered their time to help paint the backdrop for the production which will feature youth and children in supporting roles and as extras.

The seniors intermediate marimba class held their last class of the spring session June 14 at the Bradley Centre in Coombs. A few of the graduating students demonstrated their newly developed skills playing the wooden bars including (left) Judi Forsythe, Anne-Marie Lafleur, instructor Fahlon Smith and Val Dare.

Four year old Hannah Holt liked all of the pretty flowers students, former students, and staff at Parksville Elementary School painted on the outside gymnasium wall June 19 but agreed her favourite was this one.

The Haven Society is close to opening a transition house in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area. Cathy VanHerwaarden of Threads and Treasures in Qualicum Beach collected donations for the home at her store and presented a cheque for $350 to SOS Executive Director Renate Sutherland June 19.

It was pouring rain June 20 but that didn’t deter Ballenas Secondary School students (left to right) Nic Annau, Chloe Bezel, Rebecca Craig and Breezy Russ who began work on the gravel path that will wind through Nicholls Park on Pym Street.

Virginia Brucker, founder of Nanoose Bay Community Services which helps the needy in the area accepted a $250 donation from the Coastal Community’s Realtor Referral Program recently. (left to right) Andrea McCaw, Dianne Kristiansen, Virginia Brucker and Colette Maeers.

The Vancouver Island Opera production of Hansel & Gretel isn’t until October but work is well underway for the production. (left) AJ Messner, (back) Pam Vest and Gillian Walker were among some of the volunteers who gathered at the McMillan Arts Centre to paint the backdrop for the production.

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When the centre opened Monday it was not fully staffed or ready to handle urgent care (set a broken arm, for example) or primary care (family doctor) needs. Urgent care is scheduled to start Sept. 16 and will be available from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., 365 days a year. Primary care will be available starting Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. New patients are welcome, and VIHA says preference will be given to people who currently do not have a family doctor. When the facility opens Monday morning, medical imaging (x-rays), lab services, specialty care, environmental health services and integrated community primary care teams will be available. If you want to book an appointment or need some information, you can call the OHC (250951-9550) or call the medical imaging office directly (250-951-9570). VIHA’s executive medical director Dr. Bob Burns said enough physicians have been hired — about a dozen — to cover the urgent-care shifts, and there should be news about other physicians soon. “We’re doing the interviewing for the primary health care side later this week,” he said. Burns was asked to characterize the relationship between VIHA and Parksville Qualicum Beach physicians. “I think it’s respectful,” said Burns, who pointed to working groups and discussions involving VIHA and the organization that represents local family physicians, the Oceanside Division of Family Practice. “We have some issues, there’s no question, but we’re talking.” Burns said he couldn’t comment on whether local doctors have bought in to the OHC concept. “My sense is there’s now acknowledgement that it’s here and I think there’s acknowledgement we deliberately came in without having a

competitive approach. We don’t want to poach, we don’t want to compete with them for patients.” On the second floor there is also a large room with dozens of work stations and computers. Almost 200 people — clinicians, administrators, etc. — will work with OHC as their base, although with shift work and the in-the-community nature of some jobs, there will never be that many people in this area. This also means a lot of newly-available lease space in Parksville Qualicum Beach, as most every VIHA office in the area will now be working out of the OHC. Burns also said he believes the Parksville walkin clinic will be closing by the end of August. The second floor’s open-concept working area and has only two offices, one for the centre’s general manager, Sheila Cruikshank, and another for the yet-to-be-named medical director. Burns was asked what was happening in regards to the medical director’s position. “We are holding it in abeyance mainly because we are trying to get the primary healthcare-team docs sorted out,” said Burns. “It will likely be one of them.” Davies, the former spokesperson for the Federation of Residents’ Associations, talked about the integration of services at the OHC and he told The NEWS this new approach to providing health care might actually help people reduce their use of these costly services. “I think it’s also an opportunity for folks to have an awareness created that we are really responsible for our own health and if we accept responsibility for our own health we can stay in our homes longer and we don’t have to clog up the hallways and emergency wards of hospitals,” said Davies. Please check our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/PQBNews) and our website (pqbnews.com) for more images and video from the opening Thursday.

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his had the potential to turn into a counterproductive complaint-fest. To the credit of the panelists, the 120 people in attendance and the leadership of the Qualicum Beach Residents’ Association, the forum Thursday night at the civic centre became a constructive dialogue that might yield results. Clearly initiated by The Clarion development and the speed (according to some) it was passed through council, one would not have been alarmist to guess this forum Thursday was going to see a long line of people at the microphone crying over spilt milk and dividing the council and community once again into little camps. Alas, it was not. How refreshing. Some of the suggestions may be entirely unworkable and/or create more problems than they solve, but at least there was some productive, respectful discussion. Much of the credit for the comfortable temperature in the room goes to the three panelists asked to speak and answer questions about development in Qualicum Beach and how better communication can happen between residents and proponents before the project ends up being approved by council. Architect and former advisory planning commission member Bruce Fleming-Smith, the town’s director of planning Luke Sales and local realtor/developer Dave Bryan set the tone with their open, honest approach to the evening. Sales was understandably unwilling to participate in any political parts of the discussion, but he did provide insight into how things work at town hall in regards to development. Fleming-Smith came with a suggestion for a new group — perhaps formed with representation from the town’s three residents’ associations — to provide input for council on development. Bryan was engaging, entertaining and informative, even supplying some numbers and profit margins developers are generally loathe to discuss in public. While we don’t agree the town needs yet another unelected group to advise council, at least this discussion was civil, and perhaps it will alert developers that they must do a better job communicating with the residents of this unique community. — Editorial by John Harding

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Watching broods of quail guided by their protective parents going through my garden areas gave me continuous delight when I lived in Parksville.   Although the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre and the city aren’t able to address the problem (Quail falling through grates, The NEWS, June 20), probably through lack of funds/resources, how about a public appeal for folks to “adopt a grate” with installation starting in those areas that can be readily identified as areas of foraging or nesting? If there is a person who could initiate finding out about the cost/design of sewer grates to save quails and ducks, perhaps the city could approach the shop department at Kwallikum Secondary School and maybe students/volunteers could make the grates at an affordable cost. Maybe there are contractors who would donate or I would be happy to make a donation. Sue JoneS Nanoose Bay

Deal irreSponSible I cannot believe that the Qualicum Beach town staff allowed that person to reside in the caretaker’s cottage at the Heritage Forest free of charge without any written agreement or contract.  What kind of staff member (a representative of the town) would permit such an unprofessional arrangement which, in my opinion, left the town and its taxpayers open to liability? Did that staff member have the authority to let this person reside in a town facility free of charge? I am sure the person was not a squatter.

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Accordingly, he received permission from someone of authority to take up residence and (according to the person living there) act as a caretaker and oversee the day to day happenings in The Heritage Forest  on behalf of the town. Unbelievable. I demand that council undergo a full investigation on how this arrangement came to be six years ago. Who authorized it?  What is the caretaker’s relationship with any staff member?  Was town council of that day made aware of the situation? It boggles my mind that any staff member has the authority to allow someone to stay in town-owned property free of charge  or, did they have the right to make a deal on their own? Scary that a such a thing could happen. I have no sympathy for the caretaker’s present situation — he was given six years of rent-free accommodation. What a wonderful opportunity to save money and he should be grateful that we, as a town, are not asking for back rent at this time. However, I do think that any staff member who authorized this should be asked to reimburse the town for six years of rent as repayment for a bad deal. At $500 a month, this would total $36,000.  Really? No rent? No contract? Incredible.  DenySe WiDDifielD Qualicum Beach

let caretaker Stay On behalf of myself and the friends that I dog-walk with in the Heritage Forest, I would like to say how shocked we are at the seemingly unfair, pending eviction of the caretaker. We are grateful for his presence as he seems to be home a lot. Just knowing he is there makes us feel safer. He keeps the place

splendidly too, in our opinion. Our mayor is right, it could all be settled harmoniously. What on earth is the matter with the notorious gang of three? Do they want to erect another ugly high-rise in the forest? I just hope it all gets turned the right way around and the caretaker will be allowed to stay. RoSemaRy HatHaWay Qualicum Beach

SignatureS matter I read with interest Arthur Black’s recent column in The NEWS on signatures because I am a graphologist, someone who interprets these loops and squiggles.  Signatures represent our public persona, and those who deliberately develop a signature that is illegible are very often wanting to remain a mystery, someone anonymous and unaccountable.  I nearly wrote to the press last week when I saw a high-form level signature on a doctor’s note. I expect  this doctor is a good doctor, why? Because his private values align with his public role. As a mentor, I get people to write in order to tweak a habit which may be self-sabotaging. The most common self-sabotaging habit is that of signing and then crossing through the names. Everyone is important, and your signature says that you matter. It is impossible to forge a signature, even if it is simple, so don’t let this be an excuse to cross yourself out, or get entangled in loops. Vulnerability is a strength; it does take strength to be authentic, and if you want help with re-designing your signature, let me know.

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I am a Qualicum resident who moved across the country years ago to live in what I felt was a unique location. On a recent trip to Edmonton, as I sat down in a coffee shop, I couldn’t help overhearing the conversation at the table next to me. The gentleman described how after driving north of Nanaimo and through Parksville you would arrive at the incredibly unique Qualicum Beach. He went on to describe the human scale of the buildings and that despite having barely one main street, Qualicum   was a true delight. He even likened Qualicum scenery to a Norman Rockwell painting. According to him it was unique, memorable and worth a return visit. Excuse me for not apologizing for liking the Qualicum Beach I moved thousands of miles to live in, and supporting local heroes like Teunis  Westbroek, Barry Avis, Scott Tanner and Paul Kyba who get it. Joanne Hill Qualicum Beach

the sad Reality Hooray for recent letter writer Ren Olsen telling it like it is (An inconvenient truth, The NEWS, June 20). Just look at the the current difficulty in selling a house in Qualicum Beach for confirmation that the community is beginning to fray a bit about the edges. Who wants to live in a senior citizens’ ghetto that has had all personality, vibrancy and life systematically bleached out of it? Who will want a downtown that will soon consist primarily of podiatrist offices, estate planners and medical suppliers? And now, in their drive to remove all colour, taste and fun from the community, the Qualicum Beach puritans have set their sights on their latest victim, a poor, little BBQ outlet on the beach.

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Never mind that the occasional waft of mesquite smoke is hardly a public health threat or we would be looking at a community wide ban of outdoor barbecuing.   The amount of emissions from the traffic along the beachfront create more damage in a day than the Texas BBQ  will do over the entire season. Never mind that this additional outlet will make the beachfront a little more interesting and convenient for residents, young families, teens and visitors. That is precisely why the Qualicum Beach puritans, and their allies on town council, are against it. Somehow, they have convinced many of us that without their constant vigilance and obstructionist tactics we will have a big box store on every corner, panhandlers in front of our doctor’ offices, long-haired teenagers with tattoos hanging around Memorial and Fern and children’s laughter in the streets. I, also, am a 75-year-old codger who is not quite ready for a retirement home, but who would like to be able to sell my home to pay for a good one when the time comes. And while there is still life in me I would like to live in a community that has life in it. ewan Cotterill Qualicum Beach

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desperately needs revitalization. Martie robertson Parksville

BRooming heRoes A big thank you to all the people who worked hard this year to eradicate broom, especially Broom Busters. In addition to Broom Busters there has been a tireless anonymous person or persons removing broom along Northwest Bay Road in Nanoose Bay. I don’t know who it is, but they have maintained all the work we did years ago with a team of teenage volunteers, including many from Ballenas High School,  and that warms my heart. I remember we cleared massive amounts with teams of 6-8 youth, and then when I saw it pop up again in later years and I had no helpers as they had moved on to other towns and cities, I felt disheartened. Then this year and last year I see someone has covered the same tracks and just kept at it, maintaining those stretches perfectly and cutting down new hitherto uncut broom. anita roy Nanoose Bay

Plants come Back Wow!  On Sunday I cycled from Denman Island to Qualicum Beach and am so impressed with the work of your broom troops!  Aside from less broom than I expected to see, I also saw:   Saskatoon berry, Kinnikinnick in abundance, Twinflower, False lily of the valley, Trillium, a beautiful large patch of moss that I know is special, but whose name I don’t know off hand and many more.  It’s not about the absence of broom but the presence of all these wonderful native plants that can’t be there if the broom is.   This work is so valuable.  Thank you, thank you!  beverly vreeswiJk Saturna Island


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Family Pack, 7.69 per kg

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Bonus Q-Points Island Pride

Scallops in Bacon

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Jet-Puffed Marshmallows

Jiffy Pop

Popchips

Butter, 127gr

85gr

Potato Chips

Popcorn

400gr

10,000

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Hobnobs or Digestive Biscuits Selected 300-400gr

Tostitos

Tortilla Chips or Salsa Assorted Sizes

San Pellegrino

Good Host

2 $5

Sparkling Fruit Beverage

Iced Tea or Lemonade Mix

for

99 3

6x330ml

1kg

Carr’s

Crackers Selected 125-150gr

Bacardi Mixers

Frozen Concentrated Fruit Mixer 250ml

for

Plus Applicable Fees

Hint

Unsweetened Essence Water 474ml

99 3

for

Santa Cruz

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Plus Applicable Fees

Milk Chocolate Fingers 125gr

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Plus Applicable Fees

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2$5 for

Planters

4 $5 for

Cashews

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Fresh Center Cut Boneless Pork Loin Roast 8.80 per kg

Fresh Chicken Breast Fillets

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5

Family Pack, 13.20 per kg

99

Locally Raised BC Poultry

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99 per lb

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600gr

99

General Mills

6

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Gourmet Beef Burgers 1.13kg, Each

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Family Pack, 15.41 per kg

Island Pride

99 3

Family Size Cheerios Cereal

Activia Probiotic Yogurt

99

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12’s

Top Sirloin Medallions

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Danone

DanActive Probiotic Drink

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375-450gr

375-450gr

Activia Probiotic Yogurt

8x93ml

Wieners

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99 3

for

Fres

per lb

Butter

Danone

Schneiders

Fried Potatoes Hashbrowns

454gr

for

f

3

each

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69

500gr

Juicy Jumbos & Grill’ems

6

2$

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Naturally Smoked Bacon

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Turkey or Chicken Sausages

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3

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99 4 Jack Frost Plastic Cups 16oz, 50’s

Kellogg’s

Cool Whip

Oatmeal Crisp Cereal

Eggo Waffles

225gr or 1lt

425-505gr

280gr

99 2 Bare by Solo

2$ 99 4 for

5 3

99 2 $ for

5

Clear Cups, Square Bowls or Plates

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Black Diamond

9

250gr

Black Diamond

Cheestrings 336gr

4 3$ 5 3$ 5 Salad Dressing

250ml

Relish

Black Diamond

3

for

4

for

3$

La Grille Marinade

for

350ml

Chapman’s

5

2lt

5

Stoned Wheat Thins

Crackers

2$ for

2$ for

5

4x355ml

5

Kraft

Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spread

4

99

2

4

99

Chapman’s

Assorted Sizes

3

99

2

Clamato Juice

5

325-350gr

245-260gr

710ml

2$ for

6

Orangina

2$

2

99

Dare

for

Plus Applicable Fees

Plus Applicable Fees

4 Brisk

Viva Puffs

Iced Tea, Lemonade or Fruit Punch

300gr

99

1.75lt

2$ for

4 Tortillas

Perform Thirst Quencher

Plus Applicable Fees

Sparkling Orange Beverage

1.89lt

Plus Applicable Fees

Ultimate Cookies

99

Doritos

Gatorade

99

Mott’s

Chapman’s

Assorted Sizes

Plus Applicable Fees

99

with Natural Pulp, 1.75lt

Dare

Plus Applicable Fees

Collection Ice Cream Premium Ice Bars, Cones Cream or Sandwiches 2lt

¢

5

99

1.75lt

Frozen Yogurt Bars, Cones or Sandwiches

3

20x355ml

Beverage

for

Chapman’s

Coke, Sprite or Canada Dry

1.89lt

Five Alive or Nestea

3$

Plus Applicable Fees

99

3

99

99

Plus Applicable Fees

Frozen Yogurt

2$

Brewed Beverage

946ml

Club House

425ml

5

Reed’s or Virgil’s

Organic Lemonade or Limeade

4

300-325gr

2$

2 Ocean Spray

400gr

99

5

99

Cranberry or Blueberry Cocktail

99

Barbecue Sauce

Selected 175-454gr

for

4

Plus Applicable Fees

272-552gr

113-142gr

3x375ml

99

for

2$

9

12x355ml

99

Nature Valley & General Mills Value Size Granola Bars or Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks

Sahale Snacks Blend

Picnic Pack

Bull’s Eye

Crackers

2

5

Snack Better

500-750ml

1lt

99

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2$

for

Premium Sandwich Savers Pickles or Beets

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Pickles

¢ Bick’s

Bick’s

Selected, 1lt

890ml

Christie

¢

Heinz

Miracle Whip or Mayo

3

99

2$

170gr

Bick’s

99

Kraft

for

Imperial Carefully Aged Cheese

99

2

99

375ml

MacLaren’s

4

500gr

340gr

Chunk or Flaked Light Tuna in Water

Macaroni Pasta Salad Mix

200gr

200-225gr

Gold Seal

Kraft

Cheese Slices

Shredded Cheese

for

Bick’s

for

Black Diamond

99 Kraft

2$

Dealcoholized Beer

Bits & Bites

Cream Cheese

99

O’Doul’s

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Lactantia

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210gr

for

Stouffer’s

Lay’s

275-300gr

270gr

Peanuts Resealable Bag

Cheezies

3$

Planters

5

Bistro Crustini

2$ for

5

Family Size Potato Chips

2$ for

5

General Mills

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Black Diamond

9

250gr

Black Diamond

Cheestrings 336gr

4 3$ 5 3$ 5 Salad Dressing

250ml

Relish

Black Diamond

3

for

4

for

3$

La Grille Marinade

for

350ml

Chapman’s

5

2lt

5

Stoned Wheat Thins

Crackers

2$ for

2$ for

5

4x355ml

5

Kraft

Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spread

4

99

2

4

99

Chapman’s

Assorted Sizes

3

99

2

Clamato Juice

5

325-350gr

245-260gr

710ml

2$ for

6

Orangina

2$

2

99

Dare

for

Plus Applicable Fees

Plus Applicable Fees

4 Brisk

Viva Puffs

Iced Tea, Lemonade or Fruit Punch

300gr

99

1.75lt

2$ for

4 Tortillas

Perform Thirst Quencher

Plus Applicable Fees

Sparkling Orange Beverage

1.89lt

Plus Applicable Fees

Ultimate Cookies

99

Doritos

Gatorade

99

Mott’s

Chapman’s

Assorted Sizes

Plus Applicable Fees

99

with Natural Pulp, 1.75lt

Dare

Plus Applicable Fees

Collection Ice Cream Premium Ice Bars, Cones Cream or Sandwiches 2lt

¢

5

99

1.75lt

Frozen Yogurt Bars, Cones or Sandwiches

3

20x355ml

Beverage

for

Chapman’s

Coke, Sprite or Canada Dry

1.89lt

Five Alive or Nestea

3$

Plus Applicable Fees

99

3

99

99

Plus Applicable Fees

Frozen Yogurt

2$

Brewed Beverage

946ml

Club House

425ml

5

Reed’s or Virgil’s

Organic Lemonade or Limeade

4

300-325gr

2$

2 Ocean Spray

400gr

99

5

99

Cranberry or Blueberry Cocktail

99

Barbecue Sauce

Selected 175-454gr

for

4

Plus Applicable Fees

272-552gr

113-142gr

3x375ml

99

for

2$

9

12x355ml

99

Nature Valley & General Mills Value Size Granola Bars or Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks

Sahale Snacks Blend

Picnic Pack

Bull’s Eye

Crackers

2

5

Snack Better

500-750ml

1lt

99

Santa Cruz

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2$

for

Premium Sandwich Savers Pickles or Beets

Premium Pickles

Pickles

¢ Bick’s

Bick’s

Selected, 1lt

890ml

Christie

¢

Heinz

Miracle Whip or Mayo

3

99

2$

170gr

Bick’s

99

Kraft

for

Imperial Carefully Aged Cheese

99

2

99

375ml

MacLaren’s

4

500gr

340gr

Chunk or Flaked Light Tuna in Water

Macaroni Pasta Salad Mix

200gr

200-225gr

Gold Seal

Kraft

Cheese Slices

Shredded Cheese

for

Bick’s

for

Black Diamond

99 Kraft

2$

Dealcoholized Beer

Bits & Bites

Cream Cheese

99

O’Doul’s

Christie

Lactantia

907gr

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3$ for

5

¢

Plus Applicable Fees

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Hawkins

210gr

for

Stouffer’s

Lay’s

275-300gr

270gr

Peanuts Resealable Bag

Cheezies

3$

Planters

5

Bistro Crustini

2$ for

5

Family Size Potato Chips

2$ for

5

General Mills

Bugles or Chex Mix

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3$ for

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Continental

Traditional Irish Smoked Ham

Schneiders

Garlic Sausage 2 Links, Minimum 750gr

6

99

2

Freybe

Smoked Beef Brisket

each

Bonus Q-Points

49 per 100gr

• Local B.C. Pork • Lactose & Gluten Free • No Added MSG • No Growth Promotants

Large Size

Seven Layer Dip

1

49 per 100gr

Minimum 600gr. Each

10,000

Q

points

bonus

Pillsbury Cookies 428gr or 468gr

5000

1

Lilydale

Kentucky Chicken Breast

69 per 100gr

142gr

5000

Crispy Chicken Drumsticks

2

Chow Mein

99

Cow’s Milk

Feta

1

Bocconcini

49

200gr

per 100gr

Greek

4

3

2000

Small

99

per 100gr

Santa Lucia

Dry Garlic Wings..

per 100gr

Kalamata Olives

99

¢

99

per 100gr

each

6

95

Weather Permitting

Fresh Hand Peeled Shrimp

3

29

750ml

5000

Sensodyne Toothpaste Selected, 75-135ml

2000 Sunlight Liquid Dish Soap

PER gr

100

Locally Raised

Fresh Rainbow Trout

500ml

Finish Jet Dry Liquid Rinse Agent

Green Apple, 250ml

10,000

31/40 Size

Cooked White Tiger Prawn Tails Frozen or Previously Frozen

1

99 per 100gr

41/50 Size

Raw White Tiger Prawn Tails 907gr

Medium Medium Vegetable

Chop Suey ....................

Serving Suggestions

Fresh Halibut Fillets

14

99 each

PER

100gr

Produced in Parksville at Eco Smart Trout Lodge

1

1st of the Season

Fresh Wild Pacific Sockeye Salmon Fillets

49 per 100gr

2

49 per 100gr

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Sweet & Sour Pork ..

2

247-397gr

Vidal Sasoon Shampoo or Conditioner

Medium

625 895 650

99

Vidal Sasoon Gel, Hairspray or Mousse

3000

each

Large

Belle Creme

Triple Creme Brie

6

99

Available at Select Stores

Arm & Hammer Whitening Toothpaste Selected, 90-120ml

• Red Potato with Sour Cream • Broccoli & Grape • Kale with Cranberry • Fruit

each

Brie

4x113gr

Castello Crumbled Danish Blue Cheese

88

10 Pack

La Sauvagine

Lactantia Butter Sticks

3500

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White or 60% Whole Wheat Bread

4$ for

Price!

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5

Each

2 $6

Bakery Fresh

Cookies

for

Selected

99 5

Bakery Fresh

White Buttercrust Bread

24 Pack

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12

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300gr

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272gr, 8ʼs

2$ for

5

Canada Icefield

Bottled Spring Water 12x500ml

99 Plus Applicable Fees

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100gr

99 2

Ground Coffee

2 $5 for

Kettle Brand

Nature’s Path

Organic Granola Bars 175-210gr

99 2 Quality Fresh

Family Favourites Flax Seed

300gr

2 $3 for

3500 Flat Oven Traditional Wraps 512gr

5000

Seattle’s Best Olafsonʼs Original Greek Pitas 5ʼs Coffee

Tortilla Chips

340gr

49

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3500

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Nestle

5000

Flat Oven Barbari Flatbread

510gr

6-8’s

99

99 1

Italian Style Bread

Villaggio

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6 Pack

Garlic Bread

300gr

Smarties

99

Bakery Fresh

Brownies

2

Kaiser Buns

Bonus Q-Points

Two-Bite

Strawberry Cheesecake or Shortcake

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Baked Potato Chips 113gr

2$4 for

Quality Fresh

Family Favourites Veggie Crisps

200gr

99 3

99 5

Coconut, Almond, Rice or Oat Dream

Beverage 946ml

99 1

Quality Fresh

Organic Medjool Dates 250gr

99 5

3000

Dempsterʼs Pita Snackers Flax Multigrain, 375gr

3000

Cuisine Camino Organic Cocoa Powder 224gr

5000 Cuisine Camino Organic Instant Chocolate Mix 336gr

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T-ShirTS ThaT Talk

Shirts keep on talking for three years

Three-year anniversary for Hilliers outlet sees free food and lots and lots of colour NEIL HORNER news@pqbnews.com

Curtis Koel and Bill Bokstrom decided to take a chance and give Hilliers a little bit of colour three years ago. That gamble appears to be paying off, with multi-coloured bank notes being exchanged for their brightly-coloured T-shirts. Their business, T-Shirts That Talk, celebrated its third anniversary on the weekend with free hot dogs, a sale and a whole lot of optimism about the future. “My partner, who is the major shareholder in this business, is a faller and I worked in sawmills all my life and we’re both getting older and my body won’t take it any longer,” Koel said. “We are both T-shirt fanatics and we have a hard time finding cool T-shirts, so when we noticed a for-lease sign here, we thought about all the traffic heading to the west coast, so we thought we

would take a chance.” Running a retail outlet is very different from working in a sawmill, but Koel said the pair has learned on the job — and some of those lessons came both early and fortuitously. “The place needed a little colour when we first moved in so we thought we would take a chance and order in a load of tie-dyed T-shirts,” Koel said. “We sold them all in one weekend and since then tie-dye has become 50 per cent of our business.” Seeing that appetite, the team sited a tent outside next to Alberni Highway to display their shirts. Again, that gamble paid off. “You can only drive past that so many times before you have to come and check us out,” Koel said. “People can come in and spend an hour browsing and

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Curtis koel shows off some of the tie-dyed creations available at the outlet on alberni highway.

checking out our shirts.” There’s more than just swirling colour on display. Bokstrom and Koel have solicited the talents of Island screen printers to produce a huge variety of other shirts as well, many of which sport messages and images of what Koel calls an “alternative” nature. “There are not a lot of outlets where you can find these T-shirts with alternate language on them and we have quite a selection of that off-the-wall, edgy

T-shirts,” Koel said. “That has also been great for us.” Bokstrom said they’ve had some great inspiration for their work. “We got our inspiration from Old Nick’s Emporium on Johnston Street in Victoria,” he said. “We share exclusive designs with them and they do a lot of our printing.” He said people can look forward to Labour Day weekend when they will have our backto-school end of the summer

Hummer Sale. However, he added that anyone who missed their anniversary sale can bring in a copy of this article for 25 per cent savings on their favourite design. “We are the best T-shirt shop of its kind on the Island, if not on the planet,” Bokstrom said. Koel and Bokstrom are confident T-Shirts That Talk will be adding a splash of vibrant colour to Vancouver Island — and the rest of the world — for some time to come.

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up your portfolio 5 years ago. Is this the same portfolio he or she would be recommending to a new client today? If not — why not? Why would you continue to hold stocks that are no longer on the “recommended” list? Another option is a hybrid approach. At Raymond James we call them `”Guided Portfolios.” A dividend portfolio, for example, would be comprised of carefully researched Canadian stocks that pay dividends. See hybrid page A22

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Donations to help pay for Halloween event Annual yard sale slated for July 6 at Dashwood fire hall

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here may not be any frost on the pumpkin yet — or indeed, any pumpkins at all at this point, but Nick Acciavatti is already looking for help to raise funds for the Dashwood Fire Hall’s Halloween extravaganza. This week the Dashwood fire chief put out a call to the commununity for donations of yard sale items in preparation for this year’s big fundraiser. The Halloween event has become a must-see for area residents — so much

so that it had to be moved such as silverware to furnito the Meadowood site last ture and even a piano. year because of safety conThe funds raised, Acciacerns. It’s no wonder. The vatti said, don’t only go tofire crew and their supportwards the annual fireworks ers pull out all the stops to and haunted forest fun. provide a top-flight event. In fact it is split three ways The yard sale, held for the between Halloween, the past eight years at the Fire Firefighters Association and hall at the corner of Highthe Muscular Dystrophy Asway 19A and Hobbs Road, sociatio — the firefighters’ is slated to kick off on Saturcharity of choice. day, July 6. Besides some great deals Nick Acciavatti In past years the sale has on a wide variety of goods, featured donated items that ranged ev- the event will feature a vehicle wash — erywhere from small household items staffed by firefighters — and a scrap met-

al drop off. Acciavatti said time and person-power issues have meant there will be at least one change this year however. “We won’t be able to do pickups this year,” he said. “However, people can come by either the Dashwood Fire Hall or the Meadowood Fire Hall between 7 and 9 p.m. Thursday evenings in order to drop off their donations.” The event raised an impressive $2,300 last year and Acciavatti and his team are hoping that this year’s tally meets or even beats that total. For more information, contact the Dashwood Fire Hall at 250-752-5434.

Hybrid portfolios might be a viable option continued from page a21

Stocks are recommended by analysts, but more importantly are monitored with ongoing advice consisting of specific buy and sell recommendations. There are several advantages: • Streamlined fees. An all-inclusive fee usually covers everything – financial planning advice, investment guidance, transaction costs, comprehensive reporting, trustee fees, etc. • New investment recommendations are accompanied by sell recommendations, thus facilitating the ongoing

management of existing client portfolios. • Investment income can be offset by tax-deductible fees – an especially important feature after changes in the latest federal budget. (see Budget 2013: Is the Party Over? at www.ds-online.ca ) • Cash only sits idle for tactical reasons – not to maintain liquidity for investors other than yourself. • Some flexibility in terms of individual investments. While I do not typically recommend second-guessing of our analysts, you know what you own,

and have a say on whether to own it. dend Reinvestment Plans – A Get Rich Guide portfolios are not practical for Slowly Scheme at www.ds-online.ca ) smaller portfolios, hence there typically For more on this or other topics feel are account minimums. free to visit www.ds-online.ca. In addition there is less flexibility when a specific amount of income is reJim Grant, CFP (Certified Financial quired from a portfolio. Planner) is a Financial Advisor with Guided portfolios are most approRaymond James Ltd (RJL). The views priate for investors who are content to of the author do not necessarily reflect receive the true income that a portfolio those of RJL. This article is for informagenerates, while leaving the principal tion only.  Securities are offered through in-tact, or for those who would prefer to Raymond James Ltd., member-Canadian have the income reinvested. (see DiviInvestor Protection Fund. 

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SILVER COINS Canadian Silver Dollars 1967 & prior ........... $11.00 and up .50 cents 1967 & prior................. $5.00 and up .25 cents 1966 & prior................. $2.50 each .25 cents 1967 ............................ $1.75 each .25 cents 1968 Silver .................. $1.50 each .10 cents 1966 & prior................. $1.00 each .10 cents 1967 ............................ $.75 each .10 cents 1968 ............................ $.60 each USA Silver Dollars 1935 & prior ........... $18.00 and up .50 cents 1964 & prior................. $6.00 and up .25 cents 1964 & prior................. $3.00 each .10 cents 1964 & prior................. $1.50 each .50 Kennedy 1970 & prior............ $2.00 each Canadian Gold Maple Leafs 1 oz. $1400 ea. Canadian Silver Maple Leafs 1 oz. $23.00 ea. Prices based on $1400 Can. Gold and $22.00 Can. Silver. Prices subject to daily fluctuations of the market price and may change without notice. EOE COLLECTOR’S COINS One Cent 1922 Canadian 1¢ copper..... $9.00 and up 1923 Canadian 1¢ copper..... $15.00 and up 1924 Canadian 1¢ copper..... $4.00 and up 1925 Canadian 1¢ copper..... $12.00 and up Five Cents 1921 Canadian 5¢ silver ....... $1,500.00 and up 1925 Canadian 5¢ ................ $40.00 and up 1926 Canadian 5¢ Far 6 ....... $60.00 and up Twenty Cents 1858..................................... $25.00 and up Fifty Cents 1947 Canadian M L .............. $12.00 and up 1948 Canadian ..................... $50.00 and up Silver Dollars 1945..................................... $90.00 and up 1947 M L ............................. $100.00 and up 1948 .................................... $600.00 and up

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Todd, Elsie

January 16, 1958 - June 14, 2013 Beloved wife and mother Elsie Todd, aged 55, passed away peacefully on Friday June 14th, at her home in Deep Bay following a struggle with cancer. Elsie is survived by her loving husband of 24 years, John, daughter Amanda, son Hugh, sister Julie and brother Michael.

Her gentle and caring companionship will be greatly missed.

JOHN LIND MOILLIET

October 14, 1924 - June 14, 2013 It is with great sadness we announced the passing of our father John Lind Moilliet. Survived by his loving wife of 64 years June Kathleen Moilliet and their children Mark(Gail)Kerry, James(Melanie)Rory(Shona) Stephen(Shelley) and families. Born in Parksville to Erskine and Janet Moilliet John had a full life working for the Forestry & Highways Depts before moving the family to Morning Star Farm rebuilding & tending to a large dairy herd. After selling the farm his interests lay in flying planes,also owning and operating logging trucks. His mining career spanned 30 years taking him to North and South America well into his late 70’s. John was a wonderful man and well loved by his family and many friends.

Special thanks to the wonderful Staff at Cairnsmore Place Duncan for their dedication to the care and comfort of our Dad. A CELEBRATION of LIFE to be held at the BRADLEY CENTER at 975 Shearme Road Coombs on SATURDAY 2PM, JULY 6th 2013.

PIRILLO, RANDI

On Saturday June 15, 2013 beloved Mother, Daughter, Sister, Grandmother and Aunt. Randi Susan Pirillo (Francis) of Port Alberni passed away suddenly at the age of 67. Randi spent her formative years in North Vancouver but re-located with her family to Parksville in the late 70’s where she worked as a realtor. She also operated her own fashion boutique there. Aside from her Grandchildren, Randi’s greatest pleasures came from her flower gardens or the thrill of scoring a valuable collectible or antique. In recent years Randi resided in Port Alberni. Left behind are her Mother, Dorothy Francis of Vancouver, her son Matthew Pirillo and his partner Tamara Boorman along with their children Christina and Justin of Port Alberni; Daughter Isabella Jensen and her sons; Trevor and Tyler of New Westminster, Brother Tim of Kamloops, Sister Lisa of Vancouver, Brother Mark of North Vancouver and estranged life partner Al Fabris of Port Alberni. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Randi was predeceased by her first husband, Richard Pirillo, her daughter Mary Jane, her Father Hal Francis and her brother Kelly. No formal service by request.

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FREE ITEMS HOME HELP Private Live-in Homemaker offering care for a Senior who wants to stay in their home. Cooking, cleaning, shopping, driving to appointments, dog walking, maintaining the home, traveling companion. Zel Hopson has had a career in compassionate care and will work collaboratively with family members in support of health goals. There are times in a person’s life when extra support is needed to maintain independence. Excellent references. Call 250-616-0574.

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

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FREE TOW Away of unwanted vehicles. We also pay $Cash$ for vehicles of value. Call anytime. Norms Towing & Salvage 250-757-8911 or 250954-7543 (cell).

FRIENDLY FRANK CHESTERFIELD, LARGE Blue Grey. Still good condition. Call 250-248-4348

HONDA SELF-PROPELLED 21� mulching gas mower/ grass bag, like new, $425. (250)738-0455, Qualicum. H.O. SCALE Engines 4-6-2 CNR and a diesel (new), both pullman green, and CN cars w/slanted logos. 250-758-5073 HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, appliances, granite floor tiles, wood flooring, aluminum railings, jacuzzi. (250)753-0160 KILL BED Bugs & Their Eggs! Buy a Harris Bed Bug Kit, Complete Room Treatment Solution. Odorless, Non-Staining. Available online homedepot.com (NOT IN STORES). LIGHT OAK entertainment centre,comes with 2 speakers, TV, radio, tape deck, cd player, vhs player, record player & headphones. $150 complete. Also reclining loveseat, $100. Call 250-752-6007

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

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

MODEL RAILWAY (HO & G) trains, scenery, buildings, wireless, track;Nishiki bike; exercise bike; Toro l/mower; car roof carrier. Call 250-752-0929 QUALICUM BEACH MovingQuality items: 25� electric F/P $55. Nordic Track treadmill $495. Man’s British Genesis Stealth bike $75. Krups espresso/coffee machine $50. Cherrywood jewelry box $60. New luggage set $110. Call 250-752-5457.

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QUALICUM BEACH- 1000sq ft self contained suite lower level ( no stairs ). Spacious w/lots of natural light. F/P for cozy evenings. $ 1200 inclds utils Looking for long term lease. Aug 1. 250-594-7470.

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

COLLEGE HEIGHTS. Beautiful Ocean & City views. 4bdrms + 2bdrm suite. Easy to buy. 10% down. Owner will carry mortgage. 250-753-0160

PROFESSIONAL QUEST Stove with grill top. 12’ 3 Wok Bay, 3 sink system with drainage. (250)714-5866. Nanaimo.

REAL ESTATE APARTMENT/CONDOS MILTON ST, 2bdrm condo. Top floor. Fantastic City & Ocean views. 10% Down; Owner will carry mortgage. (250)753-0160

FOR SALE BY OWNER 3-BDRM RANCHER, between Royston & Courtenay. Large living rm, dining rm, kitchen, etc. Wood burning F/P, oil furnace, baseboard heating. Carport. All this on .64 acre. Ready to move in. $289,900. (250)338-2222.

CENTRAL NANAIMO (close to NRGH) 5 bedrooms, 2 bath family home, $296,000. 250668-8744. timothyvonbarrelmaker@gmail.com

COZY COTTAGE on 2.14 acres a stone’s throw from the ocean. This 800sqft, 2 bedroom home was completely renovated in 2007 with new electric, plumbing, bathroom, kitchen, roof, etc. It is close to schools, a corner store, and neighbourhood pub and is only 5 kms to downtown Courtenay. The property is zoned for 2 dwellings so you could live in the cottage while building your dream home and after rent out the cottage for extra revenue. Gardener’s paradise with several heritage fruit trees, berries, grape vines and beautiful roses. The Royston area received a grant this year to put in sewer. (778)428-1159.

FRENCH CREEK CHARMER 3 bdrm/2 ba on .23 acre. Many updates. Warm, welcoming & move in ready. By appointment 250-752-4741. gardendelight@shaw.ca. Details bcislandhomes.com/1339gillley-crescent-parksville. MOBILE ON own land in Errington- 3 bdrms. $148,000. May Finance. 250-738-0221.

PARKSVILLE, PATIO home 55+. 2 bdrms, 2 bath, min’s from shops & beach. Well kept ready to move in. RV parking. 1 sm pet, strata $210 p/m. Fenced yard, new roof. Call 250-248-2896

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, many recent Cafe’ & home upgrades, equipment & much more. Call 250-757-8014 for more information.

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

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COLLEGE HEIGHTS. 5bdrm +1bdrm suite. Gorgeous Ocean & City views. Easy to buy. 10% Down! Owner will carry mortgage. 250-753-0160 PARKSVILLE. 2-BDRM 2 bath, 1450 sq.ft. home. Large lot, Gardener’s Delight. 747 Camas Way. (250)586-2836.

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Call 1-250-594-3004 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 NEAR new, Upper,1 bdrm, close to Wembley Mall. N/S, N/P,Incld’s Heat, Cable, I/Net, Phone (not including long dist.) & all 5 appliances . $875 p/mo. 250248-3665. Avail. Immed.

HOMES FOR RENT VICTORIA LAKE at Port Alice, north Vancouver Island. One acre with 3 cabins. Only $136,000. (250)668-8744,

GARAGE SALES OPEN AIR Market; Qualicum First Nation Campsite. June 29th, 2013 8-1 Artisans, Treasures, Food... 250-7578772 to reserve a spot (10$) QUALICUM BAY Lighthouse Community Centre, 240 Lions Way, Qualicum Bay. June 29th & 30th. (8-12). Blue Grass Festival Canada Day Pancake breakfasts. Rain or Shine. Phone 250-757-8481 or 250-757-9938.

2006 PONTIAC Pursuit, 98,719k’s. Tinted back windows, new tires, $5,800. (250)390-3820

SANDPIPER AREA: Family home, 4 bdrm, 3 full baths, 2 family rms, living room, bright kitchen, ample parking for RV. $1500./mo + util’s. Damage dep., ref’s req’d. Serious enquires only please. Avail. Aug. 1st. 1(250)723-8510.

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Recently re-decorated COLLEGE HEIGHTS. 3-level, 4bdrm +1bdrm suite. Beautiful Ocean & City views. 10% Down! Owner will carry mortgage. Call (250)753-0160.

QUALICUM NORTH. 5-BR, 2 bath on 3+ acres. Oceanfront, 2-story with natural trail to beach. N/S. 2500 sq.ft., $1500/month. 250-248-0220.

3 bdrm, Parksville. F/S, W/D. Fenced back yard. $1,150. month. steve_elaine@hotmail.com. ph 250-766-4172. BOWSER-Waterfront 2 bdrm 1100 sq.ft, beach, F/P, carport N/S, Clean - Beautiful $1000. bhughes2324@gmail.com or call 1(250)751-1548. COOMBS, EXECUTIVE Home, Amazing 3000 s/f, 3 lvl, 5 bdrm, 3 bath deluxe home on private acreage. Heated floors, huge yard & deck, pets negotiable, N/S, 6 Appli’s, lawn mtce provided. Possible room for horses. $1700 p/m. + utils. Close to QB & PV. Avail. Aug. 1st. Paul 250-954-5413 DASHWOOD- 3bdrm+ den, 2 bath, Rancher, 7 appls, wood stove, electric heat, $1300+ utils. NS/NP. (250)240-3840. ERRINGTON: AVAIL. Aug 1st, 1300sqft 3 bdrm, 1 bath double wide mobile home on shared fully fenced and landscaped acreage. Looking for long term tenant(s), 5 appl’s. $900/mo + utils. Possible rent adjustment for right tenants. Call for details (250)954-3683. NORTH QUALICUM Village, 2 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath UP & Finished in-law-suite down with 1 bdrm. F/s, n/s,d/w, ref’s req’d. $1225. Call 250-950-0550 PARKSVILLE, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, w/d, f/s, pets ok. $1100 p/mo + utils. Avail. Immed. 250-5864337 QUALICUM BEACH- 2 bdrm, center town. N/S, sm pet ok. W/D. Available July 1. $1075+ utils. (250)738-0828.

QUALICUM BEACH. Ready to move in! Reception area & 2 separate office spaces, depending on need. Avail. immediately. Both offices are roomy & bright. Cost depends on space required. For more info call Rob Duncan @ 250-7245717 or rob.duncan@dscp.ca

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2007 FORD Focus SE Automatic. One owner, like new condition. Well maintained. 35,000 km. Asking $7800. 250-752-4670.

1990 DODGE Pleasureway 18ft. van. $9000.00. Self contained, toilet, tub/shower, stove, micro & TV. Good condition. Call 250-752-9396 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. 1993 TRAVELAIRE 30’ 5th Wheel. Sleeps 4-6 comfortably, Full bath/shower, full fridge, A/C, Furnace, Clean. $6900. obo. Ph: 250-616-7609

SPORTS & IMPORTS A1 AUTO Loans. Good, bad or no credit - no problem. We help with rebuilding credit and also offer a first time buyer program. Call 1-855-957-7755.

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

2003 28� Travelair, ford E450,tires, brakes good, no leaks, isl bed, air clean. Consider class B/camp van trade.82K 250-285-2030

2002 HONDA S2000

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

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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COMOX: 2 bdrm condo in Senior residence with supportive services. 4 month introductory rate of $2700/mo with services, extra charge for 2nd person. Call (250)339-2416.

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.

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

TRUCK CAMPER - 2010 Palomino Bronco Pop-Top Camper - Fridge, Stove, Furnace, Queen-size Bed, Sink. Lightly used. 2005 Dodge Dakota - 72000 Km, V-8, Air, Auto, Heavy-duty Springs and Rear Tires, Excellent Condition $ 1 6 , 0 0 0 Firm 250-335-1146

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1985 FORD Security RV, 24’, sleeps 6 comfortably, bath w/full shower, fully generated with a flip of a switch, full kitchen, propane hot water & stove/oven, fridge propane or electric, good condition, no leaks, upgrades, 90,000 kms, mechanically sound & just tuned up. $6000 obo. Call 250-720-5756 pls. leave mess.

1996 GMC 1 Ton Crew Cab Dually 4x4 (price reduction) Newer 6.5 l diesel 256,000 km. Leather interior, Power seat, windows, locks, R.V. Mirror, compass, 2 spare tires, transmission cooler, Delta vinyl tool box, Air, Aluminum bumper, 5th wheel hitch, ball and plate.$7800 obo. Call 250752-2207.

1998 HONDA Valkyrie GL 1500, 6 cyl., water cooled. 15000 km, $6000 firm. Great condition. Call 250-228-1221

2004 CHEVY Express van 2500 V8. 128,000 km, fully shelved, ready for work. $10,500. obo. (250)248-1358.

SUITES, LOWER DOWNTOWN QUALICUM: Level entry, 2 bdrm, 5 appl’s, NS/NP. Avail July 1. $850/mo. Call (250)752-9821. ERRINGTON, BRIGHT & Airy 1 bdrm ground level suite, Close to the General Store, carport, large walk in closet in bdrm, lots of cupboard space in kitchen. Avail. July 15 (poss. July 1st). $700.00 (util’s incld.) Call 250-228-8648 NORTH QUALICUM Village, Cute 1 bdrm, 1 bath, f/s, w/d. Sep. entry, carport, n/s, n/p. Ref’s req’d. $650 Call 250950-0550 N. QUALICUM, Small suite on private, quiet, acreage. N/S, N/P, incld’s util’s. + Wifi, $650 p/mth. Call 250-951-2706

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1997 OLDS 88 - GREEN 159 K. fully load, clean, good cond. 6 cyl, 3800 cc. Runs well. new michelins + 4 good snows on rims. $2900. obo 250-752-7064

5.5’x8’ RAMP Trailer, (suits Quad). $400 obo. Call (250)752-4458.

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. NORTH QUALICUM Village, Cute upper 2bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, deck, d/w, f/s, w/d, g/f, N/S. Sm pet neg. $925, ref’s req’d. Call 250-240-4644.

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1998 PONTIAC Sunfire Convertible, P.S, P.B, P/top 2.4LT Eng. Auto trans 64500km / 40100miles, garage kept. $4500 O.B.O 250-339-0663

PARKSVILLE, 2 Bdrm ground floor suite in new 4 plex. Apprx 900 s/f. Bright, clean, secure. F/S, N/S, N/P. On Hwy 4a & Fairdowne Rd. $800 p/m. Avail. Immed. Ref’s Req’d. Call 250-248-3850 PARKSVILLE, 3 bdrm, N/S, N/P, D/W, W/D, Avail. July 1st. $950 p/m incl. sat. TV, plus 1/2 hydro. Call 250-248-4074

1986 20FT. Winnebago motor home. “Minnie Winnie� 90,500 miles. Good condition, well maintained. $7,500. Call (250)335-2776.

2004 CHRYSLER Intrepid SXP- 69,500 km, power package, exc cond, NS/NP, new battery, good tires/brakes, anti-theft, regular maintained $4,400. (250)751-3344.

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1988 BAYLINER, 24’, 230 HP, in excellent condition and many extras. With or without trailer. Call (250)760-0962. 1986 Terry-Taurus 5th wheel, 21.5ft, awning, canoe loader. All systems good working order. $2,500. (250)585-8271 1987 WILDERNESS 5th Wheel 24.5 ft, 6 new tires, New queen mattress, Newer hot water tank, pressure pump Roof Air/Heater, Furnace (new fan) Rear Couch/Bed/Privacy curtain, 2 Entry Doors, full bath, Sleeps 6, 4 burner stove, large fridge, microwave, good condition, $3,000 obo. 250-752-2207.

1989-DOUBLE EAGLE, 16ft, 60HP & 8HP Evinrude motors, VHF radio, canvas top, depth sounder, fire extinguisher, Road Runner trailer, 2 fuel tanks, 2 adult & 1 child life jackets, 2 downrigger, fishing rod & rod holders, approx. 20 large marine charts of local waters, box of lures & flashers, anchor. $6,900 O.N.A.O. 1 (250)751-0467

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The inaugural Soccer Solstice sixaside soccer tournament looks to have been a hit, and organizers are hoping to make it an annual event. Pulled together by Kwalikum Secondary grad  Madeleine Dwyer and played out at KSS last Saturday, the Soccer Solstice is one part fundraiser for garden projects in Qualicum Beach, and one part tuneup for the summer season. “It went really well — I was very happy with how it went for the first time,” she said after, confirming “we’re hoping to turn it into an annual event,” then pointed out they had just under 40 people register with a number from out of town, and had four teams play three games each, “and a few people stayed on after that and kept playing ...the great thing is we raised just over $200 for garden supplies, seeds and plants trees and shrubs.” The Soccer Solstice also serves as kick-off of sorts to the summer soccer season, more specifically the RDN’s long-running 6-on-6 Summer Soccer co-ed league which starts up Thursday, July 4 and runs every Thursday for seven weeks up at KSS. To get in on the action register at either either Oceanside Place or Ravensong Aquatic Centre.

Sunday’s Qualicum Beach Triathlon turned out to be one for the books, as an event-high 550 participants swam, biked and ran their way to numerous records in a damp but energy-charged event. Organized by Oceanside’s Tri-Athletics Society, the 17th running of the Quality Foods QBT started at 8 a.m. sharp, and the final runner came in just after noon with the awards ceremony wrapping up around 1:30 p.m. “Great day,” QBT’s longtime official  keeper of the times  David Kazakoff said after. “It went very smoothly, especially considering it was a bit damp out there.”  The oldest competitor this year was Parksville’s Sharon Farinha at 72, while the youngest entry honours went to fouryear-olds John Emslie and Levi Achtem.   The QBT featured four divisions for individual or team entries: Adult, Youth, Minor, and TinyTri. The adult division, for those 18 and over, consisted of a 400m swim, 18 km bike and 5 km run. The Youth (12-17) did a 200m swim, 9 km bike and 2.5 km run. The Minors (8-11) had a 100m swim, 4.5 km bike and 1 km run, while the Tiny Tri, for kids aged 4-7, swam one width of the pool then biked and ran a short distance. First overall on Sunday was Byron Trajan from Nanaimo who led the field at 51 minutes 24 seconds. Top female on the day was Teresa Tomchak from North Van with a time of 1:03.51. Parksville provided the top two Oceanside finishers as Jason Hare was the first local to cross the finish line for second overall in his M40-44 category at 59.49, and  Jane Waite was the first local woman to finish when she was first over in her F45-49 category at 1:06.38. Other notable local finishes included the likes of Jasper Edge who finished first in the Youth Male 15-17 category with a time of 36.10, and Abigal Hare who was second in Youth F15-17 at 36.30. Caitlyn Jimmo from Parksville marked her QBT debut with a first place finish in the F18-24 division with a combined time of 1:06.53. Qualicum Beach’s Black Eyed Eagles

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Busy lawn bowling season From Canada Day to War Amps, free events and play for everyone JAMES CL ARKE sports@pqbnews.com

The Parksville Lawn Bowling Club’s schedule is getting tight as it heads into the busy summer peak season. This Saturday (June 29) PLBC hosts the Open Tenderfoot Triples.   “Watch our new bowlers play against other mid-Island clubs,” said PLBC’s Carol Bucyk. Play gets underway at 8:45 a.m. and goes all day. On  Canada Day, Monday July 1, the club  hosts its annual War Amps fundraiser for CHAMPS (child amputees).    “We put the fun in fundraising,” said Bucyk. The day gets underway at  1 p.m. 

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Red and white will be in evidence everywhere  for this event.” From July 5  -  July 7 PLBC will host its  Open  Mixed Pairs tournament with games at 9 and 11 a.m., and 1 and 3 p.m. each day.   “Clubs from up and down mid-Island and beyond take part in this thrilling championship.”  

July 13-14 sees the players take to the greens for the  Club Mixed Pairs tournament. Club members begin play at 9 a.m. in this two day event.   In the meantime, Bucyk wants to remind the public that “we enjoy having visitors to the club.  They’re always welcome to come out and see what this game is about.  Check out the events and tournaments,” she said. “We’d love to see you here.” The club is located at 149 E. Stanford, across from Parksville Elementary and behind Stanford Place. Admission is always free.

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Oceanside Outdoor Sport is expanding its beach volleyball league. “We have had some people express interest in a men’s/women’s adult doubles league, so we are adding one to the schedule,” says organizer Shane Hyde. The new league’s will run July 9 - August 27. Cost is $50/person ($40 if you play in the adult triples league) For more information or to register online go to www.oceansideoutdoorsport.com. — James Clarke

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PUTTING ON A BRAVE face at the first aid tent on Sunday was Laura Byrne from Sooke. In this, her first time tackling the Qualicum Beach Triathlon, Byrne took a spill on her bike during her second and final lap. The crash aside, “I have to say the public works guys that were there... fantastic. They would not let me quit.” We asked if Laura was OK after her spill. “Oh yeah,” she said. “I need a new bike though. I wrecked it.”

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It’s going to be a busy summer for a lot of young field lacrosse players, including Nanoose Bay’s Quinten Donaldson, who has been named to the Boys Varsity Elite team. According to a recent press release from William Howard of Burnaby Mountain Selects Lacrosse, leading up to the summer recruiting season, Brent Hoskins, head coach of the men’s lacrosse team at Simon Fraser University and one of the founders of the Burnaby Mountain Lacrosse Elite Developoment Program, has formally announced the 2013 summer rosters for the BMS elite touring teams. Entering their thirteenth season and about to embark on the programs 54th inter-

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ty-four different communities throughout British Columbia, in addition to five cities across Washington State, will represent the Selects at top tournaments in Colorado, Indiana and Maryland. Each team will attend an international recruiting event, while also receiving organized tours of NCAA college campuses and enjoying additional city sites and attractions. Hoskins is hands-on as head coach of all four boy’s elite teams, and will once again be joined by SFU assistant coaches Chris Fox and Chris Tessarolo, in addition to current college standouts Blake Duncan and Alex Thomson, “who round out a BMS Coaching Staff focused on providing in-depth instruction at all positions.”

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World long drive qualifier coming Pheasant Glen Golf Resort will host RE/MAX prestigious contest to earn way to Vegas JAMES CL ARKE sports@pqbnews.com

So you think you can drive? A heads up to all you heavy hitters out there: Pheasant Glen Golf Resort in Qualicum Beach will be hosting a RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship qualifier July 5-7. A truly international event dating back to 1994 with local and regional qualifiers played out all over the world, the process starts in April and will run through to August culminating with the World Championships slated this year for Mesquite, Nevada (just outside Vegas) Sept. 19-27. So how did ‘the Glen come to be the host we asked  co-organizer Matt Leslie from Victoria. “They were actually the only range we could find that would be suitable for the event,” he said, explaining “they’re long enough, it’s wide enough; they have a nice facility there, and (head pro) Gord Melissa was very happy to help us out.” “It’s exciting,” he said. “There’s never been a qualifier out here (on the Island) as far as I know. “I’ve been to many (qualifiers) myself,” he said,”and there can be anywhere from 20 guys show up to 200 hundred guys ...we’d be pretty pleased if we get a hun-

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Pheasant Glenn will be hosting what may be the first-ever Island qualifier for the World Long Drive Championships. Above, event co-organizer Matt Leslie lets one rip at last year’s world’s in Nevada.

dred trys.” Leslie,  25, first competed in the long drive event as a Junior back in 2006 and made it to the World’s in Dallas, and made it back to the world championships in Ne-

vada last year. The way it works is there will be three local qualifiers on Friday and another three on Saturday, with each session two hours long. 

The longest four hitters of each session (24 in all) advance to the Regional qualifier, which will be back at the ‘Glen on Sunday where the top two from the Open division and the first place finisher in the Sr. division will punch their tickets to the World Championships. Entrants can show up and try as many times as they’d like. Cost to play is $40 per try, which gets you six balls. Proceeds will go to help the junior program at Pheasant Glen. “We have a grid, and we have guys out on the grid that will measure how far the balls are then call it back to us.” The first sessions get underway at 9 a.m. and goes to 11 a.m. Sunday’s regional qualifier will be a double knockout format. Long Ball Inc. is the event’s title clothing sponsor “and we also have some big trophies they’ve done up for us too.” There will be an estimated 196 entries at this year’s world championships. The Golf Channel and NBC will be broadcasting World Log Drive Championship live.  For more information on the local qualifier call Andy Robison at 250-5101455.

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And the smile on Penny Youngash’s face as she crossed the finish line to a wall of high-fives sure captured the moment. Youngash was part of the local team ‘Tri-Ing Not To Act Our Age’, which won the Masters Female category  and set a new QBT record with a combined time

of 1:11.43. Rounding out the team was swimmer Heidi Bromley, and Nancy Patterson on the bike.  “I love the energy out there,” Kazakoff confirmed, adding “we had more kids out then ever before, and they all seemed to be having a great time.” Indeed. Those that cheered on the 82

youngsters aged 4-7 that tackled the Tiny Tri were treated to some big smiles and lots of determination.  One of the other highlights of the day he said “was how well the volunteers did their job and how well it all came together.” All told he says there were some 70 vol-

unteers out on race day helping out, and that “without them it couldn’t happen.” A great example of sport tourism at work, the QBT continues to be money in the bank, as Kazakoff  estimates that over 60 per cent of the field this year were from out of town, the furthest away from Quebec.

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“Where’s a good place to hike?” This is a regular question asked by tourists and newcomers to the area. Hiking, of course, means different things to different people and a 10 minute walk in any of Oceanside’s town trails can feel like an overwhelming wilderness adventure to those unfamiliar with our area’s towering trees and nervous of our bear population . With this in mind, I often recommend Little Qualicum Falls as an ideal place to experience the true majesty of a rugged Vancouver Island riverscape while keeping those less inclined to backwoods travel safely on the beaten path. This Regional Park is a great place to visit throughout the year as the changing conditions in such an environment reward the regular visitor with an awareness of multiple aspects of nature’s seasonal patterns. I have visited in winter when the spray from the falls has frozen like wedding cake icing over everything within several dozen metres of the explosive flumes, and in Summer when the river has subsided enough to display usually submerged logjams, pale, polished and stripped of their bark. Looking around, as you follow the well maintained, signposted route, the rocky gorges, mature trees and damp, Jurassic like understory provide a stimulating backdrop. Add the dramatic thunder of a river forcing its way through the high-sided gorge, however, and the hour and a half circuit offers to reward the senses with memorable experiences for remarkably little effort. The trail does, of course, follow the river’s course as it plunges downhill away from Cameron Lake towards Dashwood, so there are some steep grades to negotiate. These, however, benefit from relatively good gravel surfaces and, where steepest, stairs. The trail is not wheelchair friendly and is more challenging than, for example, the predominantly flat trails at Rathtrevor or Qualicum Beach’s municipal woodchip trails. It does not, however, require anything more than comfortable footwear that is appropriate for the weather and which can cope with some varied grades and surfaces. My preference is to follow the trail in an anti-clockwise direction which leaves the most spectacular parts of the falls to the later part of the hike. Either direction, however, brings its own perspectives along with opportunities to pull into little viewpoints tucked on the river side of the trail. Conveniently, by keeping the river to one side the whole way around, navigation is not an issue. The well-defined nature of the trail keeps you on track. The two turnaround points are unmistakeable as they are defined by the well-constructed bridges that offer their own great views of the fast flowing waters. The main park entrance is accessed from the Alberni Highway just West of Whiskey Creek and is well signposted. A smaller entrance exists on Meadowood Way, near Ashling Road, just downhill from Little Qualicum Village Estates. The parking lot here leads down a trail of a few hundred metres to the upstream bridge and has a popular geocache hidden off to one side (sorry, no more clues!) Crossing this bridge and heading downstream offers an option of climbing some stairs to a large, covered picnic site. This makes packing lunch or a snack worthwhile as an hour or more of walking merits some appropriate replenishment, which you can enjoy conveniently close to the main parking lot, sheltered from the day’s weather, whether that be sun, rain or snow.

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Director brings impressive credentials You may have seen Browning on TV or in films like Watchers LISSA ALEXANDER reporter@pqbnews.com

A big name in theatre is working with Bard to Broadway this summer season in Qualicum Beach. Norman Browning has had an illustrious theatre career around the country, and he’s also made film and television appearances. He’s been a mainstay at the Shaw Festival in Ontario for 22 seasons, he has performed in 36 productions for the Arts Club in Vancouver and 16 with the Vancouver Playhouse until it closed last year. He’s had roles in the TV series Poltergeist: The Legacy and worked with the late Corey Haim in the film Watchers. Browning is directing Sexy Laundry for Bard to Broadway and is also working with the cast from B2B’s other two plays this season, The Drowsy Chaperone and Little Women. Browning was born and raised in Vancouver and became hooked on theatre in high school. He went to Simon Fraser University in its inaugural year looking to pursue a career in law, and noticed the shiny, brand new theatre. “I thought, I should audition. It was A Man For All Seasons and I got the part of Cromwell (the lead role),” he said. “And the next thing you know I’m in the next play.” Browning left university for a couple years and when he returned there was a professor of drama by the name of John Juliani. Browning became his lead male actor. In 1969, there was turmoil on campus with the Vietnam War and the Civil

Rights Movement going on, he said, and a number of professors were dismissed. Juliani quit his position at SFU and Browning found himself marching and protesting in support of his professors. “I thought, to hell with this, and I followed this director and we formed a company and did plays on the street. We did them in cafes (and) at the art gallery.” Browning began to get gigs with the Playhouse Theatre company, but before too long he said he was blacklisted for not joining the Actors’ Equity Association, which was at the time, an American-run association. He wanted little to do with American enterprises, he said, so he took off “in a hippy-state-of-mind” with his first wife to Grand Forks where he lived in a Doukhobor commune for about eight years. Once Equity became a Canadian association he went back to Vancouver and resumed his acting career. A director from the well-known Stratford Festival in Ontario selected him for a show while in Vancouver in 1980, and Browning headed off to work with the likes of Maggie Smith, Brian Bedford and Bill Hut. “I had never seen this kind of theatre before,” he said. “And that’s in no way denigrating what I had done or seen in Vancouver, it’s just that it was Maggie Smith for chrissakes.” Following that stint he did a number of shows in Vancouver and across Canada, including the Shaw Festival located at Niagara-on-the-Lake. It was there he met his current wife Laurie Paton. “I swore I’d never marry an actress. I changed my mind. The most extraordinary woman came into my life at Shaw, and we fell in love.” a Call Anit y or Kath e, e r f for a ion t a no-oblig io t n! consulta

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But life hasn’t been all sunshine and roses. In 2003 Browning was in the emergency ward with spleen failure when he “died a couple of times.” Literally. He remembers being in excruciating pain and suddenly, it went away. He could feel all the turmoil of the room for a fleeting moment while he watched in peace, he said, and then he was back on the table, fighting for his life. But he recovered, and although he missed most of that acting season, he was able to come back and perform in the season closer. These days, Browning and Paton split their time between their apartment in Vancouver and their home in Niagara-on-

the-Lake, depending on where they have work. Paton’s parents lived in Qualicum Beach for many years and her sister and brother-in-law are also in the area and involved in Bard to Broadway. Browning and Paton have been spending winters in Qualicum Beach for years, and this year, Browning was invited to work with Bard to Broadway. He picked two incredible actors to play the two roles in Sexy Laundry, he said, and it’s been quite a journey working with them. The actors are Rosalee Sullivan as Alice Lane and Dave Bigelow as Henry Lane and they pull their parts off like nobody’s business, Browning said. “I’m not blowing smoke here, I cannot say enough about these

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An art show that combines artistic talent with compassion is sure to touch visitors to the McMillan Arts Centre June 25 through 29. It’s called Celebrating African Grandmothers, Heroes of the Continent, and it’s a travelling art show initiated by the Gogo Grannies of New Westminster. The show is touring across Western Canada and will end next year in February. Artists from across Canada have submitted paintings, fabric art and three dimensional pieces to the show. One of the pieces in the show was submitted by local Grandmother to Grandmother member Ann Tardiff. “My piece is from a photo of an African mother and child which I took when I was in Kenya last year,” she said. “I was thrilled to have my art piece juried into the show and I know that everyone who visits the show will be moved by the wonderful artwork.” Tardiff used a technique called photo transfer where she she printed the photo

PHoTo SUBMITTED BY ANN TARDIFF

A photo transfer piece by local Grandmother to Grandmother member Ann Tardiff will be shown at a travelling exhibition coming to the MAC June 25-29.

onto the canvas and then painted it. Tardiff recalled hosting the Merville Grandmother’s fabric art show a few years ago where she saw many people moved to tears by the artwork. Proceeds raised from the show will benefit the Stephen

Lewis Foundation, supporting African grandmothers caring for children who have been orphaned by the AIDS pandemic. Peruse the artwork from 11 a.m. — 3 p.m. June 25-29 at the McMillan Arts Centre at 133 McMillan St. in Parksville.

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Bluegrass music is experiencing a resurgence around the world and a festival beginning this Thursday night in Qualicum Bay will demonstrate why. It’s the third annual Lighthouse Bluegrass Festival, running June 2730, featuring a renowned five-piece classic bluegrass band from Colorado, Long Road Home, as well as eight other highly skilled bands. Leading Long Road Home is Pete Wernick, also known as Dr. Banjo, a bluegrass legend, who will also be performing at the festival with his wife and musician Joan Wernick. Pete, who calls Lighthouse Blue-

grass one of his favourite festivals, will be putting on workshops that teach beginners how to jam along to bluegrass tunes. Register for this jam camp at www.drbanjo.com. There are also some free workshops at the festival. The fun kicks of Thursday night with the Maple Mountain Boys from Chemainus at 7 p.m. and Pete and Joan will play at 8 p.m. A bluegrass jam will finish the evening off. Friday the grand opening takes place at 3:45 and the Bluegrass Band contest/open mic kicks off at 4 p.m. The schedule continues with the Hub City Ramblers from Victoria, Scout Mountain from Powell River, Victoria’s Cloverpoint Drifters, local award-winning musician Annie Lou Genest and at 9 p.m. Long Road Home. Saturday is a full day of music from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. that features the

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Rehearsals will start Tuesday, August 6th Performance dates: October 3 - 20 Cast: Females: 2 early 80s, 1 - 60s, 2 - 20s Cast males: 1 - 60s, 1 - early 20s, 1 or 2 - adult - any age. For further information, contact: Alistair McVey, Producer, (250) 752-1980 email alistair.mcvey@shaw.ca

above musicians plus the Alberni Valley Fiddlers and Qualicum Beach’s own Backporch Banjo. Music on Sunday runs 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. with the addition of Mission Hill from Courtenay. Both Saturday and Sunday mornings there will be pancake breakfasts. Both tenting and RV sites are available for the weekend and there are showers and flush toilets on site. The festival takes place in and around the Lighthouse Community Centre at 240 Lions Way in Qualicum Bay. Tickets are available at the gate. Thursday evening is $20 for adults and $15 for 18 and under, 12 and under are free. A pass for Friday is $25 for adults and passes for Saturday and Sunday are $35 each day for adults. A festival weekend pass is $70 for adults for all four days. For more information visit www.lighthousebluegrass.com.

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The Town of Qualicum Beach will again be welcoming students from the University of Applied Studies in Public Administration in Kehl, Germany, as management interns: October 15, 2013 – January 14, 2014 three females (seeking three bedrooms in one apartment, suite or house) February 14 – May 15, 2014 two females The dates for which accommodation is required may change, subject to approval of vacations. The students are in their mid-twenties, and are fluent in English. Preference will be given to accommodation located close to Town Hall, 660 Primrose Street, or where the landlord or host family can provide some transportation assistance. By 4:30 pm, Friday, June 28, 2013, submit to Town Hall the following information on your accommodation, and we will forward it to the students to contact you directly: • Your name and contact information (including email) • Type of accommodation: independent living rental (house, suite, apartment or motel), shared or room and board • Description of family or others living in house, if shared accommodation • Street address of accommodation • Distance to Town Hall and description of transportation assistance available, if any • Any information you would like to receive before finalizing the rental arrangement

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Work by Red Cod Forge artist Dave Kasprick will be for sale at the Friday Night Artisan Market opening June 28 in Qualicum Beach.

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Artisans’ market returns Many male-dominate art forms will be on display beside TOSH

Manly man is the theme of the fifth annual Qualicum Beach Artisan Market that kicks off June 28 beside the Old School House Arts Centre. Numerous husband and wife teams and male-dominated art forms such as stone carving, wood carvers, metal working, and glass artists will make up more than 30 artisans at the weekly market. “And there won’t be any crushing of beer cans on their foreheads either,” joked QBAM organizer, Dee Aguilar. “Seriously, we have some amazing artists of both sexes, but for the first time ever we have metal workers from across the Island including Cross Heart Forge, Red Cod Forge and Jay Holbrook, not to mention world famous First Nations carver, Jeremy Humperville from Coastal Carvings, Del Mark with his amazing stone carvings, and of course, Ted Jolda, with his new series of glass beer mugs.” Larry and Dee Aguilar won’t be the only husband and wife team at the market this year

either. They will be joined by Josie and Victor Duffhues, JoVic Pottery, from Cedar, and Richard Lonsdale and Janet Moe of Two Fish Pottery. “Richard’s pottery is collected Canada-wide. His specialty is table wear and functional art. You have to see it to believe it,” said Aguilar. To kick off the opening on June 28 classical guitarist Fred Saliani will provide an assortment of acoustic and original songs to enjoy while visitors mingle and chat with the artists. This is a fun family event that everyone can enjoy. And don’t worry ladies, there is still lots of bling. Wendy Maurer, glass bead artist, will be set up and numerous other jewellers, photographers, painters, as well as an up and coming young graphic artist, Shatisha Marari. Visit the Qualicum Beach Artisans Market Facebook page for a full list of artists at: https ://www.facebook.com/groups/ QBAMS. The market runs every Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. until August 30. — Submitted by Laura Hesse

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WALK WITH YOUR DOC: This year’s Walk with your Doc was tremendously successful. Throughout the week of May 6-12 about 250 doctors and 2,700 people from all over B.C. took steps towards a healthier lifestyle. Oceanside hosted three walks with eight physicians and about 80 area residents. The first two walks with doctors Johannes Wagenaar, Peter Haslett and Penelope Bartlett in Qualicum Beach merged with doctors Hugh Fletcher, Ashraf El Karsh and Catherine Edge on Beach Street. Their walkers included recently elected MLA Michelle Stilwell. Parksville physicians, Dr. Satish Desai and Dr. Mark Morris invited patients to meet at the gazebo at the beachfront community park. The Oceanside Division of Family Practice would like to thank area residents for supporting physicians and for bringing their enthusiasm to this annual event.

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Teachers say ‘your limit is your imagination’ The classes are for ages 6-12 from July 8-12 LISSA ALEXANADER reporter@pqbnews.com

Kids can get crafty at the Old School House this summer, making their own magical faeries and faerie accessories. Sarah and Victoria Hunter-Phillips took the class at TOSH for many years, crafting and painting a variety of faeries, and now they’re teaching others what they’ve learned. “When they thought they were too old [to take the class] they started volunteering,” said volunteer faerie helper Tianna Comer. “They couldn’t give it up.” Sarah and Victoria agreed. They said there’s so much to do in the class it never gets old. They craft dolls and elves out of pipe cleaners and they make faerie trees and houses. They use coffee filters and paints to make their own faerie wings and they paint cloth dolls and adorn them with beads, glitter and other materials. “It’s a hands-on course and your limit is your imagination,” said Sarah.

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Sarah and Victoria’s mother Tammi Hunter supervises the class. The Faerie Making class is for ages six through 12 and runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon, July 8-12 at TOSH. The cost is $75. Also happening at TOSH for kids this summer is a Peter Pan Acting Workshop from July 1 to 5. In this course kids will paint a set, make props and perform with Jay Doige. The class is for kids ages six through 12 and they can attend mornings: 9:30 a.m. to noon, afternoons: 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. or stay for both and have lunch at the playground. A similar class with Doige will take place July 29 to August 2, called James and the Giant Peach. Art workshops with art specialist and elementary school teacher Jasmine Sonier take place at TOSH July 15-19. In the morning kids will draw and paint and in the afternoon they will learn printmaking and collage. From August 5-9 The Craft of Storytelling will take place. This course runs half days from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for youth nine to 12 years old where they will learn how to prepare, shape and share a story.

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From left, volunteer Tianna Comer and faerie-making instructors Sarah and Victoria Hunter-Phillips show some of the things that can be made at a faerie-making class at TOSH July 8-12.

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Community Event Photos On-line The NEWS has hundreds of community photos on Facebook. Oceanside Health Centre • Seacruizers Show n Shine Parksville Zombie Walk • MAC Famly Day • KSS Grad Parade Qualicum Beach Family Day • Van Isle 360 • PES Carnival

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