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A local company is shipping their coveted bee venom and bee products around the world, but it’s their bee venom face mask that is causing the real buzz. “We got interested in bee venom because it’s worth 10 times more than gold,” said Alex Fras, a local entrepreneur who currently owns a moving company in Parksville. Fras and his partner Kelly Forest founded Bee U Organics Ltd in 2006 and recently released their first skin care product, the Bee Venom Face Mask. The mask has been very well re-

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The Qualicum Beach Residents’ Association wants better access to council meetings, both inside town hall and from the comfort of the home. The QBRA issued a news release this week asking town council to improve access to its meetings through the provision of auditory aids to visitors and through the streaming of all its meetings on the Internet. “The acoustics of the room (council chambers) and the sound system seem to be inadequate for many visitors to council meetings,” QBRA secretary Janet Raines wrote in a letter to town council. “Many public venues now provide complimentary auditory aides for audience members and this would be very much appreciated in our community.”

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stArtinG Point Sandcastle attendance on record pace

More than 50,000 people have been through the gates to date to view the creations of the professionals in Parksville Community Park at the Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition. The record attendance for the event was set in 2010 when 99,001 people viewed the castles. As of Wednesday morning, the total for this year was 50,649. Last year, 90,194 people went through the gates. The gates are open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. until Aug. 18. — NEWS Staff

July without rain means campfire bans July went by without any precipitation this year, the first time it’s been that way since 1958, which has prompted campfire bans up and down the Island. Effective at noon today, all open fires, including campfires, are banned in all areas of the Coastal Fire Centre, except for the Fog Zone and Haida Gwaii. A map of the area covered by the campfire ban is available online at: http://bcwildfire.ca/ftp/!Project/WildfireNews/7312013~94037_Coastal_Prohibition_20130730.jpg The fire centre said this step is being taken to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety. The fire danger rating is currently “high” to “extreme” throughout the Coastal Fire Centre. — NEWS Staff/Coastal Fire Centre

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A baby seal saved from Schooner Cove appears to be doing well and could eventually be released back into the wild. “At this point I would say we’re cautiously optimistic,” said Lindsaye Akhurst, manager of the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre where the seal is being nursed back to health. She estimated the pup to be two weeks old and said he was quite emaciated, dehydrated and dealing with some other clinical issues when it was flown to them Monday morning by Harbour Air. “He’s a bit quiet, but feisty when he’s fed by tube five times a day,” Akhurst said. Heather Marshall told CHEK News she’d seen the pup trying to climb into boats, including her kayak, and eventually rescued it from a swim pad behind a boat. She said mothers often leave their pups in the bay for protection and go out hunting, but in this case, the mother went hunting around the time a pod of transient killer whales was

seen in the area and she never returned. Akhurst said Marshall got in touch with them and they had her send pictures, which showed the pup to be in poor condition. They will continue to stabilize it with nutrition and hopefully sort out any other medical issues. “Once we get him up to weight he will be weened onto fish and moved into the bigger pools,” she said, concluding that while it is very early and they may not know any underlying conditions, if things go well they should be able to release Io in a few months. The rescue centre helps more than 100 animals a year. Experts point out it is not unusual for a mother to leave baby seals alone while they feed. If you find one, keep a distance of at least 100 metres and keep an eye on it to see if the mother returns. Take note of the animal’s condition, keep pets away and call for help assessing if it needs help. The Marine Mammal Rescue Centre (http:// www.vanaqua.org), which helps more than 150 animals a year, can be reached at 604-258-SEAL (7325) or 604-862-1647 after hours.


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The developers received a relaxation of the required setbacks on the corner, conforming with the existing building, and will pay property tax on the pre-improvement value for five years under Parksville’s downtown revitalization policy. In December, councillors were excited the policy was finally being used and hoped the new building would be the first of many downtown improvements but they expressed disappointment it would remain a single story. The new building will be constructed to allow for the addition of a floor or two in the future, according to the developer. Meanwhile, manager Karyn Lehmann said the Insurance Centre has moved next door to 111 Hirst without an interruption in service. That building is owned by the same company and will be tied into the new building. Check www.viic.ca/parksville/ for more details and for updates on the project.

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The Vancouver Island Insurance Centre in Parksville is being demolished, but the manager says a new building will rise in its place and the business will stay open throughout. Property owner Efihan Enterprises took the city up on a downtown revitalization enticement and successfully applied to replace the building last winter. The demolition process is beginning on the corner of Hirst Avenue and the Alberni Highway and a new building is expected to be complete in around nine months, with a similar size and shape but completely updated design.

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THURSDAY SPOTLIGHT: People, places and issues of the Parksville/Qualicum Beach region regional food

Using the land to capture taste Sloping Hill Farm is nominated for the We Heart Local Awards, a province-wide awards program celebrating the food and agriculture industry in B.C. Vote for it and other local nominees until August 5

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hen the combine harvester empties fresh grains into a trailer at Sloping Hill Farm, something happens

to Bea Graf. “You should see her face,” said her husband and co-owner of the Qualicum Beach farm, Dirk Keller, as he tried to explain his wife’s elation. “It’s one of the biggest rewards when you’re harvesting grain. “Having fought all the odds of growing grains on Vancouver Island, and for human consumption, as far North as we are on the Island, there’s a very short window of harvesting, and oddities you have to fight to get to that point…it’s a major reward.” Sloping Hill Farm is among four regional nominees the We Heart For me, to plant a tiny seed for Local Awards, a in the ground, watch it rovince-wide grow for several months... pcommunity driven it’s absolutely fascinating awards program to celebrate the key Bea Graf players in the food and agriculture industry in B.C. Residents of B.C. can vote for their favourites in the 15 categories by visiting www.facebook.com/buylocaleatnatural and clicking on We Heart Local Awards by August 5. Sloping Hill is nominated as a meat producer. Graf and Keller grew up on family farms in Bavaria, Germany. After leaving home, they both worked long hours at well-paying jobs, Graf managing travel agencies and Keller in the printing industry. In 1993 they decided it was time to take a break and did an extended road trip through the United States and Canada. Vancouver was one of their favourite destinations, and when they returned home they couldn’t stop thinking about their time in Canada. Germany was becoming overcrowded, the streets seemed too narrow and the shops were all closed by 6 p.m., Keller said. It was time for a change. So they packed up their belongings and headed to Vancouver.

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Shortly after the couple moved to Victoria for work, and then settled in Nanaimo. With the idea of returning to farming lingering in their minds, they finally had enough land to start a small operation. The couple began with a flower and berry farm, and then grew vegetables. They had some empty barns on their land, and decided to fill them with pigs because they had always liked the animals. But they were adamant they would not confine their animals to small quarters, and instead allowed them to roam freely, socialize and engage in instinctive behaviour. Their customer base began to grow steadily and in 2001 they began selling their products at the Qualicum Beach Farmer’s Market. In 2005 they purchased land and moved their operation to Qualicum Beach. Today they sell their products around B.C. The couple continues to work on the farm without assistance, seven days a week for up to 15 hours a day. The pigs are heritage breed and aren’t fed any hormones, steroids or antibiotics. They give birth naturally

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and all have free access to the outdoors at all times. There is no teeth clipping, tail docking or ear marking. “They have the greatest life,” said Graf. “They are born here, they don’t know any fear like when they come out of factory farms, this is so different.” Everything the pigs eat is grown on the farm and Keller said the pork ends up with a superior flavour and texture. The couple has won several awards for their pork including the Vancouver Restaurant Award for Product of the Year in 2009 and Producer/Supplier of the Year in 2010. At the farm they also raise a small amount of chickens and they grow grains, with the addition of ancient grains this year. All products can be purchased at their Farm Gate store at 350 Parker Road in Qualicum Beach. The grains at the farm are not processed or heated so that they retain all their nutrients. Graf said oats that people buy in stores have been treated and heated so they can be kept forever, but the majority of the nutri-

tional value has been lost. Graf said it also affects the flavour. “I think it tastes like day and night, the difference,” she said. At Sloping Hill Farm they de-hull and flake their oats everyday, and they use cool mills to avoid heating. Graf said it’s this whole process that gives her such a feeling of satisfaction. “For me, to plant a tiny little seed in the ground, watch it grow for several months, watch it get bigger almost every day, and now, like our spelt and emmer, almost as tall as I am, and changing colour from green to yellow, it is absolutely fascinating.” Other local nominees in the We Heart Local Awards are Little Qualicum Cheeseworks for cheese production, Fanny Bay Seafoods for local seafood and Barbara Ebell as a local food advocate. For more information on Sloping Hill Farm catch them at the Qualicum Beach Farmer’s Market Saturday mornings on Veteran’s Way, or call 250-752-0570 or email slopinghill@ shaw.ca.

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WORDS WITHOUT BORDERS by Jeanne Denee

Hi WWB readers! Last week’s challenge was “to provide good advice based on an inappropriate name”. The winner is, Pharmaceutical companies should think twice before promoting “Randy” to head the Family Planning Sales Division. Don’t bet on a horse with a jockey named “Chase”. The Research Department should avoid statisticians named “Norm”. The

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“Confirmed Bachelorettes” social group should veto “Mary” for their coordinator. I’ve suggested the local TV station replace “Bob” as their “Anchor”. The prairie radio station might spook farmers if they hire a meteorologist named “Hailey”. The local police force might do well to steer away from naming “John” to their morality division. The bank should pass over “Owen” as loans manager. Karen DeBorba, Qualicum Beach Other entries follow. Don’t take the advice of a banker named Swindler. (true story) Lea Butterfield, Palmdale Don’t book Sting to entertain at the beekeepers convention. Lou Gueho,

Parksville Don’t go mountain climbing with The Rolling Stones. Johannes Hendrik, Qualicum Beach Never hire a chef named Bernie. Don’t go to a barber named Shawn. Never hire an acrobat named Dizzy. Patricia May, Parksville The next challenge (#11) is to “alter the title of a book, play, movie or song so it might serve as an advertising slogan”. Examples are: The World According to Gap, Miracle Whip on 34th Street. Send your entries to jdenee@pqbnews.com with your name and town. The deadline is August 6th at noon.

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The week of Aug.1 - Aug.7, 2013 ARIES Some people you encounter may seem exotic but it would be wrong to distrust them just because of that. TAURUS Watch what you spend, if you don’t you could easily get yourself into difficulties. GEMINI What starts out as simple fun could become something more serious. CANCER Life is too short to worry about what may happen in the future, focus on having fun right here and right now. LEO You may wish you could confide in someone but the planets warn if you have a secret you should keep it. VIRGO Someone has let you down and you are perfectly entitled to get angry about it, but is it worth the effort?

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LIBRA Don’t waste time on petty vendettas. If someone has annoyed you, forgive them. If you have annoyed someone else, say sorry and move on. SCORPIO What you need to remember is that other people cannot read your mind. SAGITTARIUS Nothing is beyond your reach or capabilities – all you have to do is put a name to your dream to see it start coming true. CAPRICORN Raise your sights and show what you can do. AQUARIUS If things don’t go as planned over the while it can only be because you have overlooked something. PISCES Speak up and let people know how they can help you to get a positive response.

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The RCMP Musical Ride makes a two-show stop this weekend in Nanoose Bay. The event includes a full troop of 32 RCMP riders and horses performing cavalry drills choreographed to music. A local celebrated equine artist, Joan Larson, will also reveal a new piece in her Musical Ride Series. RCMP Musical Ride helps charities and non-profit organizations raise money, and the event is being co-presented by and benefitting the Parksville Rotary AM Club, which in turn serves the needs of the community. The RCMP Musical Ride takes place Saturday, August 3 at both 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. and Sunday, August 4 at 1 p.m. at the Arbutus Meadows Equestrian Centre in Nanoose Bay. Tickets to the show are $10, and ages three and under are free. Buy them from Marlin Travel, Close to You, Parksville Chamber of Commerce and Oceanside RCMP detachment. People are encouraged to come early, visit the stables and meet the RCMP riders and horses. Arbutus Meadows Equestrian Centre is located at 1515 Island Hwy in Nanoose Bay. — NEWS Staff

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An application for a new liquor primary has been received by the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch from ECHO Players Society. The proposed location for the licence is 110 W 2nd Avenue, Qualicum Beach. Proposed licensed hours are between 6:30 PM to 12:00 Midnight from Monday to Sunday. Person capacity will be limited to 110 persons maximum in the lobby areas. Residents and owners of businesses located within a 0.5 mile (0.8km) radius of the proposed site may comment on this proposal by

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A deficiency of vitamin B12 can lead to a serious condition called pernicious anemia. Pernicious anemia can lead to nerve damage and other symptoms of low B12 can include depression and memory loss. Some people, Lee particularly the elderly, absorb B12 poorly from Pharmacist their diet and may require supplementation via injections. Up to 20% of people over the age of 50 have a vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin D is often recommended these days, but some factors may increase your need for supplements: 1) living further north – less UV rays, 2) air pollution – absorbs & reflects UV rays, 3) sunscreen use – blocks UV from skin, 4) having dark skin – melanin also blocks UV from skin, 5) being overweight or obese – body fat reduces the availability of vitamin D, and 6) advancing age – reduces the ability of the skin to make vitamin D. It is possible to get very technical about your diet – but enjoying a balanced and nutritious diet doesn’t have to be that difficult. First, think “variety” – a variety of colours when it comes to fruits and vegetables, a variety of whole grains and a variety of protein sources (seafood, poultry, lean meats, bean/legumes and nuts). Second, limit sugars (especially from drinks) and refined or processed carbohydrates. Look for “whole” foods – minimize the items on the ingredient list. Pharmacists can advise on a lot more than medications – lifestyle and nutrition are powerful mediators in health and optimizing these factors can optimize your health.

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Shortly after, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, was asked her secret for keeping such young looking skin. Her response made headlines around the world: bee venom facials. “That really was the start of it,” said Forrest. A light went on for Fras and Forrest. “We thought ‘Wow this is big, we have our own venom’,” said Fras. The couple purchased one of the few products out there containing bee venom and they weren’t impressed. It was full of chemicals, Fras said, and they were interested in making something natural and organic. So they began the arduous process of finding a production lab that could capture their vision. Many briefcases full of samples later, they arrived at their goal. The bee venom is located in the stinger of the bees, and it’s collected by stimulating the bees with an electric current, which Fras said is harmless. The bees react by wanting to sting, but since there’s nothing to sting they release a tiny amount of liquid. This evaporates and leaves a residue, which is carefully removed

and made into powder. Other powders collected can be seen online and are a dull green or brown colour, compared to Fras and Forrest pure white powder. “We are the only ones that have the world’s best venom,” said Fras. “Ours is snow white, it’s the highest grade.” How much venom they put in the face mask cream is a trade secret, Fras said, but as Jill Zarin put it the mask is: “lifting, firming, tightening, fabulous.” Fras explained that the venom, spread out in a small amount around the face, causes a flush of blood, which aids in the production of collagen and elastin, which are structural proteins known for anti-aging properties. Fras said people commonly say they feel “a healthy glow” after applying the cream. People can find the products on the Bee U Organics website for $89, but PQB News readers are offered $20 off if they enter the coupon code PQBNEWS. Visit www.beeuorganics.com for more information.

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In her letter, Raines advised council that members of the residents association have complained of difficulty hearing the proceedings from the visitors gallery. According to the news release, the QBRA board of directors has also asked that council meetings be streamed on the Internet for the benefit of local residents and others interested in observing the work of the mayor and council. “Most other municipal jurisdictions now provide this mode of communication to their constituents and we believe that the time has come for Qualicum Beach to follow suit,” Raines wrote. “We expect that there will be a number of serious matters under discussion by council beginning in September and it will be important for residents of the town to keep in touch with the actions of their elected officials. Improved access by residents of the town to the decision-making processes of their local government is a priority of QBRA. The speedy implementation of these two measures would go a long way towards enhancing public awareness and understanding of the work of our town council.” The town responded to a call for comment from The NEWS on the QBRA requests

Wednesday morning. Town spokesperson Patricia Huntsman said there are plans to update the sound system, but no firm timeline for that work is in place. Huntsman also said the town is also planning what it calls “community engagement sessions” related to communications, likely to happen in September. “The aim of these sessions is to address areas of refinement for a formalized town communication plan, and gather specific input on incorporating improved strategies for community consultation and engagement into that plan,” Huntsman wrote in an e-mail. “How the town communicates and engages with the community should be reviewed regularly, and the last time was late in 2007, so we are overdue. These “Talk with the Town” sessions will examine the many ways the community can connect with Council, including aspects such as incorporating video streaming.” Huntsman also said the town is re-developing its website “which will result in increased functionality for residents to stay informed and engaged in the civic life. One example is looking at a live comments feed feature during public information meetings.”

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It was nice to hear that Michele Stilwell has done so well at her competition. It almost seems surreal that our elected representative is off on another junket competing in France for medals. The thing that bothers me the most is the lack of “hue and cry” from constituents about how her focus is not on the job at hand by fully performing her duties as an MLA instead of traveling the world competing in sports. Maybe we expect too much from our elected members — heck, the Senators don’t even have to show up to get their pay cheque, they use direct deposit. Maybe we can save some money by cutting all elected members salary by 80 per cent and only have them show up at their convenience. This lack of seriousness about our democracy and the responsibilities endowed to those who have been elected is very troubling. If you cannot dedicate 100 per cent of your time and effort in the political arena, you should not run for the job. Maybe, we don’t even need an elected MLA, just let the bureaucrats and office staff run the show. BoB TriTschler Parksville

thank the u.s.a. Re: Horner’s Corner column, July 25 edition of The NEWS. Your column has irked this person to finally speak out. Bashing seems to be a most popular theme these days. A saying comes to mind: keep your friends close but your enemies closer. Thank your lucky stars our friends to the

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south patrol along with our pathetic system we call a Coast Guard, and darn well hope they are there when your kayak springs a leak. Climate change? What is a government to do when a complacent society cares squat, refusing the solutions in their backyard. Horner claims to be a proud and patriotic Canadian, which leaves many questions in this person’s mind, but no sense in complaining, no one listens anyway. r. G. sorBin Parksville

value of local ships Your editorial supporting the B.C. government’s decision to open BC Ferries’ construction bids to foreign ship builders missed key points. First, B.C. ship builders are not competing on a level playing field with foreign shipbuilders. These foreign builders benefit from significant government support and subsidies, subsidies not available to B.C. based builders. Second, a significant portion of the cost of ferry construction is in wages. Employing British Columbians returns a significant portion of those wages to government in the form of taxes and in savings on Employment Insurance payments. Third, building locally also involves procuring supplies locally and wages being spent locally, spreading the benefit of ship construction across the B.C. economy. If the B.C. government’s bid process accurately accounted for the benefits of building locally, B.C. builders would be the hands-down winner. Unfortunately, while foreign governments like Germany’s understand the real

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a wonderful world Just to remind us all how fortunate we are to live in Parksville. I was out for a morning walk and met a lady with two little boys, about four and five. They were standing on the sidewalk, as a deer passed by on the other side. I pointed it out to them and the lady said they were only interested in the truck which was coming up the street.  (I should have remembered little boys’ devotion to anything on wheels, as we have four sons!) We all waved to the driver as he passed by. He then stopped — backed up, and asked the boys if they would like to honk the horn.   I wish I could describe the look on their faces, as they were carefully lifted into the cab and honked. What joy we can spread by simply thinking of others. My very sincere thanks to the driver, for brightening the day for so many people. Later that day, we were driving up to Qualicum and spotted a lady in a motorized wheelchair at the side of the highway.  She was busy with a long handled picker, collecting garbage from the roadside and stuffing it into a bay on her machine. What an example to us all, who may think we are getting too old or decrepit to help. I am sure many things of this nature do happen — please take the time to let others know what a wonderful world we live in.

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ruined QB vacation My daughter drove from Kamloops to Victoria last week to meet an old high school friend she’d kept in touch with since their cheerleading days in  Lorne  Park (Mississauga)  in the mid70s.  It was her friend’s first visit to B.C., and a wonderful reunion.  They saw all the highlights of beautiful Victoria and a visit with me in Qualicum Beach, where we enjoyed a sunset and a starry night at the beach. She and my daughter then had a wonderful drive up island, stopping at Cathedral Grove and Little Qualicum Falls en route to Long Beach and Tofino. They enjoyed perfect weather and Vancouver Island hospitality, and after an idyllic holiday, returned to my home  in Qualicum Beach to inquire whether I’d like to see the sandcastles before they returned to Victoria, where our friend was to catch an early morning flight the following day.  We were enjoying a refreshment on the patio when my daughter fortuitously returned to her vehicle, parked 50 feet up my driveway, to find a young man on a bicycle at her vehicle. Two boys nearby were able to provide a full description of the fellow, who had taken our friend’s purse, containing passport, wallet with all her ID, prescription glasses and numerous personal belongings. She and my daughter, after phoning police, drove and walked all over town in hopes of finding these items, and rather than enjoying the sandcastles and the sun, spent hours on the phone with police, the airline and the credit card companies. Within an hour the thief (a circle of four as it has turned out) had made online purchases totaling $1,000 at a store in Errington.  What was to be a leisurely drive to Victoria on the scenic Malahat in daylight, and a relaxing evening at their expensive hotel, became an exhausting late night drive to the airport, police report in hand, to insure our guest could catch her 5 a.m. shuttle and board her 7 a.m. flight. Several wonderful Qualicum Beach good Samaritans aided in the search for the purse and its contents that afternoon, and were on the lookout for the tattooed perpetrator and his distinctive bike helmet, and we thank them very much for that. Someone will eventually find the black

leather purse, undoubtedly discarded. Please return it to the police so we may return it to our friend to ease the pain. Now our friend, a busy business woman, must attend to the time consuming, dreadfully inconvenient, and costly task of replacing all her ID and her only purse, rather than attending to her work, and enjoying the memories of her two-week vacation. The purpose of this letter is to express our  shock and dismay  that our Ontario guest had to experience this in tranquil, near-perfect Qualicum Beach after a perfect B.C. vacation. Audrey CAmeron Qualicum Beach

share your distress Re: Horner’s Corner column, July 25 edition of The NEWS. I’m very proud to say that I am probably on PM Stephen Harper’s enemies list. For many months now, since the scandal broke, I have sent numerous letters of disgust and suggestions to deal harshly with the likes of Senators Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and a couple of others, including Internet caricatures of ‘pigs in troughs’, and the like, to the prime minister, his entire cabinet and select senators. In addition, I e-mail every cartoon, joke or satire regarding the senate to the prime minister and his cronies. I am fully expecting a phone call from someone asking me to cease and desist.   I encourage everyone to do the same. Just maybe there will be a recognition that Canadians are truly ticked with an outdated, useless senate, and the shenanigans of its members. Also, it’s good to see someone has the guts to tell it like it is (B.C. Fed follies, editorial in The NEWS July 25). Of course, any ferries built in B.C. would invariably come in way over budget and have no realistic time frame for completion. The federal government squanders our tax money at every turn. BC Ferries does not have to subscribe to that model. WAyne dWeryChuk Parksville

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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK

To submit your activities; e-mail: events@pqbnews.com, fax:250-248-4655 or drop by: #4-154 Middleton Ave Featured Events for the Week FRI. AuG. 2 thu. AuG. 1 LITTLE WOMEN

Aug 1, 2, 8 and 9. 7:30pm. B2B theatre production. Village Theatre, 110 W 2nd Avenue, Qualicum Beach. www.b2btheatre.com

BUSKERS - BEACHFEST Bob Hiebert, singer. 2:304:30pm. Gazebo in the Parksville Community Park

OS BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

7pm mtg at The Gardens, 650 Berwick North, Qualicum Beach. 250-7528066 or amen@shaw.ca

SOCIAL & DROP-IN DARTS

7-11pm. Parksville Eagles Hall, 281A Pioneer Crescent. 19+ Free.

FISHING FUN FOR KIDS 5-15 YEARS

One hands on session. With their adults. www.rlcparks.ca

PARKSVILLE BEACHFEST

SAT. & SUN., AUG. 3 & 4

35TH ANNUAL COOMBS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL August 1-4. SUMMER MARKET

CHARLES DICKENS ROADSHOW

6-9pm. Every Thursday. Second Avenue, downtown Qualicum Beach.

FRI. AuG. 2 MUSIC TRIVIA NIGHT Every Friday. 7pm start. Shady Rest. 3109 W. Isl. Hwy, Qualicum Beach. www.shadyrest.ca

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Aug. 2, 3 & 4. Dinner Theatres, Champagne Brunch, Theatre only, or Matinees. www.rarevintage.ca

QUALICUM BEACH ARTISAN’S MARKET

3-8pm. The Old School House Arts Centre, 122 Fern Rd W, Qualicum Beach

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10am-1pm. Errington Community Park across the Rd. from Hall. erringtonfarmersmarket.ca

BUSKERS - BEACHFEST Stringbean, transformer robot, Noon-1pm. Andreas Andrasch, marimba music, 2-4pm. Gazebo in the Parksville Community Park

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7:30pm. Matinee Aug. 4 2pm. B2B Theatre. Village Theatre, 110 W 2nd Avenue, Qualicum Beach. www.b2btheatre.com

COUNTRY ARTISAN FAIR

10am-3pm. Pine Ridge Farm Market. 2715 Turnbull Rd. www.pineridgefarm.ca

August 1st- 4th

Camping Available

Show and Shine. Pancake breakfast, burgers, music. Coombs Fairgrounds.

TRIBUTE TO ELVIS

Darren Lee. Dinner show. Doors 6. Dinner 6:30pm. Show 8pm. Mt. Arrowsmith Legion, 146 Hirst Ave, Parksville.

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ORANGE BRIDGE MARKET

BUSKERS - BEACHFEST Too Hot for Cover, classical guitar, 2-4pm. Gazebo in the Parksville Cmty Park

SuN. AuG. 4 BUSKERS - BEACHFEST Yoga, singer/songwriter, 2-4pm. Gazebo in the Parksville Community Park

QUALICUM BEACH FARMERS MARKET

MON. AuG. 5

8:30 to noon. Located beside the QB Community Hall at 644 Memorial Ave.

STATUTORY HOLIDAY

PARKSVILLE BEACHFEST

Dance rock. 7-11pm. Shady Rest. 3109 W. Isl. Hwy, Qualicum Beach. www. shadyrest.ca

BC Day - Civic Holiday.

OPEN MIC NIGHT

Beginners welcome. Qualcum Beach, on grass beside Visitor Centre. Tues/Thur 9:30-10:30am. Parksville Community Park Beach. Wed/Fri 9:3010:30am. By donation/ part proceeds to SPCA & mental health charities. charlottecrowley@shaw.ca 250-951-2538

Oceanside Place Arena. To Aug. 21. 6:45-8:15pm. RDN, Rec and Parks 250-248-3252. www.rdn.bc.ca/recreation

BUSKERS - BEACHFEST

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Summer Sounds of the Island Concert Series: Big Daddy, Country rock. 7-9pm, picnic shelter at the Parksville Community Park. parksvillebeachfest.ca

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Meet 9am. St. Stephen’s Church Hall. Visitors welcome.

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WED. AuG. 7

QUALICUM BEACH PROBUS CLUB

Arbutus Meadows Equestrian Centre. 1515 Island Hwy, Nanoose Bay. Augusut 3: 1pm & 6pm; August. 4: 1pm Tix: (Parksville) Close to You, Marlin Travel, Chamber of Commerce, RCMP Detachment. (Qualicum) Chamber of Commerce

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Up and coming stars, 2-4pm. Gazebo in the Parksville Community Park

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BUSKERS - BEACHFEST Jericho, duo, 2:30-4:30pm. Gazebo in the Parksville Community Park

Arrowsmith Agricultural Association

COOMBS FAIR Join us for our Centennial Fair

Saturday & Sunday August 10 & 11

BUSKERS - BEACHFEST Outlanders, Irish music. 2-4pm. Gazebo in the Parksville Community Park

Dance rock. 7-11pm. Shady Rest. 3109 W. Isl. Hwy, Qualicum Beach. www. shadyrest.ca

Coombs Fairgrounds 1014 Ford Road, Coombs

tuE. AuG. 6

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PV LAWN BOWLING CLUB MIXED TRIPLES

Tues 1-8; Wed 12-7; Thu 10:3am-5:30pm. PV Community Centre, 132 Jensen Ave. www.blood.ca

BONEY FINGER BAND

And Aug. 4. 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm. both days. Public welcome to watch. 149 E. Stanford Avenue, Parksville.

SuN. AuG. 4 SALMON BBQ

3-7pm. Bowser Legion Ladies Auxiliary, 7035 W Island Hwy. All welcome.

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SUMMER BY THE SEA STREET MARKET

6-9pm. Vendors, music, food and more! Craig St, Parksville

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Comox air show Prizes and excitement to be had Excitement is building in the region for the return of the Comox Armed Forces Day and Air Show, Saturday, August 17. Among the new acts planned for the show is the “Smoke N Thunder” jet car and a Canadian Armed Forces tactical operations demonstration by members of 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron and The Canadian Scottish Regiment. “The ‘Smoke N Thunder’ jet car uses the same engine that the Royal Canadian Navy used in its Banshee fighters from 1955-62,” said Major Dwayne Kerr, air show director. “This is an exciting act that will see the car thunder down the runway at 640 km/h as it generates 6,000 lbs of thrust, faster than many of the airplanes we will have at the show.” Spectators will also get an appreciation for the professionalism and cooperation of Canadian Armed Forces members in the tactical operations demonstration featuring Griffon helicopters and soldiers of 39 Canadian Brigade Group (CBG). “The demonstration intends to feature airmobile light infantry operations, with members of 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron from CFB Edmonton working with soldiers of The Canadian Scottish Regiment, Vancouver Island’s Reserve infantry unit,” Kerr said.

During the Armed Forces Day, members of the public will also be able to check out displays and meet members from army units including 5th (B.C.) Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, 11 Field Ambulance, 741 Communications Squadron and other units of 39 CBG. All those in attendance will be entered into a draw for   a pair of WestJet tickets anywhere the airline flies up to a value of $2,000, five Harbour Air one-way tickets between Comox and Vancouver, three pairs of B.C. Lions tickets and one pair of Vancouver Canucks tickets, including accommodations (value $350). People using the B.C. Transit ‘Park and Ride’ service on August 17 will also be entered into a draw for many more prizes. Starting August 6, listeners at 97.3 The Eagle, will have a chance to win even more prizes with B.C. Transit. Cyclists who use the Comox Valley Cycling Coalition’s secure bike lock-up will also be entered into a draw. People who buy tickets at www. comoxairshow.ca will be in a draw for more prizes. Tickets are also available at all Thrifty Foods locations and the Canex store at CFB Comox. — Submitted by 19 Wing Comox

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Saturday & Sunday August 10 & 11 Celebrating 100 Years of Local Agriculture and Community A family affair with lots to see & do! We welcome everyone to celebrate our 100 years & come enjoy the fair!

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Thank You Special Olympics Oceanside recently hosted our annual Fundraiser Golf Tournament, June 22nd. at Pheasant Glen Golf Resort. A big thank-you to Gord Melissa and his staff at Pheasant Glen for their assistance and to our golfers, volunteers, the private donations and the many business supporters. Parksville Physiotherapy Clinic Candace Tasa CRS, Sun Life Financial La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries Wallpepper Sign Shop Lefty’s Restaurant Parksville Beacon Const. Consultants Thrifty Foods Tim Horton’s Full Service Fuels Iris Eyecare Parksville Budget Car & Truck Rental Dr. Michael Patz Borealis Hair Bar LORDCO IKD Appraisal Services Parksville Chrysler Ltd. Harris Oceanside GM DavisAvisMacEwen LLP. InsuranceCentres Chateau Victoria Terminal Autobody McIntosh Norton Williams Crown Mansion Starbucks Pharmasave Qualicum Beach Joe Cunningham Ford Windsor Plywood Save-on –Foods Quality Resort Bayside RE/MAX Anchor Realty The Beach Club Resort Mid Island Mortgage & Savings Ken Dor Garden Centre Lesley’s Aesthetics McGorman MacLean The Source Qualicum Beach Scotia Bank Thalassa Restaurant Marshall & Lamperson NR Insurance

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Firefighters raise $2,038 for neuromuscular disorders Parksville firefighters thank the community for their amazing support during their boot drive on July 27. The firefighters were overwhelmed by the generosity of the public and their supporters. Special thanks to Thrifty Foods for hosting the event and their continued support of the fire department. A big thank you to the residents and visitors of Parksville for their incredible generosity. The event was very successful, surpassing last year by nearly $280, for an amazing $2,038!

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The funds will be donated to improve the quality of life for people with neuromuscular disorders by purchasing mobility equipment, providing support services and funding research into a cure. Without the kindness of the community the firefighters would not be able to support such a worthwhile cause. Thank you for helping us “make muscles move.” — Submitted by the Parksville Volunteer Fire Department

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A lavender farm is now growing at the World Parrot Refuge in Coombs and eventually owner Wendy Huntbach will sell lavender honey in the gift shop.

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The lovely aroma of lavender is in the air at the World Parrot Refuge in Coombs. There are still hundreds of parrots flying in the giant, free-flight aviaries, but founder Wendy Huntbach is hoping her new lavender farm will help raise money for her bird sanctuary, which houses unwanted and abandoned birds. More than 900 rescued parrots call the refuge home. It is a noisy place and Huntbach says since lavender has a calming effect it will be a good addition to the operation. Huntbach plans to grow lavender and make products from it including soaps and sachets that will be sold in the gift shop. She said she has been learning all she can about growing the plant and by next year she hopes to have a great harvest. "We are not using pesticides. It is organic and we have picked some already. My house smells

lovely but it has been an incredible amount of work." Huntbach added she will also be putting three bee hives on the property and eventually will sell lavender, honey and tea. She said the massive project includes an irrigation system that will catch all of the rain water from their large buildings to water the plants. Huntbach, who has been battling cancer, said she started the farm so that the birds will always have income coming in long after she leaves the world. Other fundraising efforts at the centre include the Shell Fuelling Change campaign. People can register online at Shell Canada and then vote for the Parrot Refuge under the $25 K tab. Huntbach said if they win they will use the $25,000 to keep the centre going and initiate a public education campaign. Vote for The World Parrot Refuge at www. fuelingchange.com. Cast votes until October.

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Overdrive show lives on without club Car show now run by student radio station, local businesses, groups and volunteers

Errington

AUREN RUVINSKY

FARMERS’ MARKET

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This weekend Parksville Beach will play host to one of the biggest open car shows on Vancouver Island which more than 500 vehicles have attended in the past. This year, after the Oceanside Overdrive Summer Show and Shine was almost cancelled, it will have the added distinction of not being hosted by a car club. “This is definitely an interesting position, we picked it up late and it really is a huge event,” said Jesse Schroeder who is taking the organizing lead with Nanaimo’s campus radio station CHLY 101.7 FM. Schroeder said he did organize it once about seven years ago when he was vice president of the Kinsmen Club, but this time they don’t have the official organizing involvement of any community group or car club. Despite the lack of formal group involvement, he said it is amazing how many people step up and do their part and almost magically pull everything together.

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“People think that because it’s such a big event it puts itself together, but it takes a huge amount of work,” he said. They are getting help from Thrifty Foods, the Kinsmen Club and many other local businesses, organizations and volunteers, Schroeder said. He sees the 24th annual show on the beach like the community throwing a big party, and once you invite all the guests, he wants to be a good host. He likes the way Qualicum Beach community integrates their big Father’s Day car show into the whole town and hopes Parksville will continue to support the Overdrive Show as an unique event that brings a lot of money and attention to the city with as many as 10,000 spectators on the single day in the past. See EYE-CATCHING, page A21

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Schroeder points out the irony that he is not a big car fan and sees car shows as the sort of nostalgic way we should be looking at the internal combustion engine, but he’s excited about the day as an important community event which he points out lines up nicely with Beachfest, the long weekend and the schedule of other car shows around southwest B.C. As always there will be a whole range of custom, classic and modified cars, trucks, hotrods and motorcycles taking part in the Saturday Night Cruise and the big show Sunday. There will be a live entertainment stage with a range of classic cruising tunes from the CHLY-FM DJ’s plus a live performance by up and coming local blues-rock band The Distributors. Schroeder praises The Distributors as “a huge classic blues-rock sound that does Led Zeppelin better than Led Zeppelin and they have some great originals as well.”

Both days will also be broadcast live on CHLY-FM 101.7 radio and video streamed online at www.tv.chly.ca. The cruise begins Aug. 3, with an assembly of hundreds of vehicles at the Parksville A&W. They will leave at 6 p.m. for a meandering drive through waterfront neighbourhoods to Qualicum Beach. The next day registration starts at 8:30 a.m., the public show opens at 10 a.m., judging starts at 11 a.m. and trophy presentations start at 1 p.m. followed by the live music. Registration is $20 and is open to all classes of vehicles, no charge for spectators. While late comers are invited to show up in Parksville Community Park Sunday morning, pre-registration is encouraged at www.oceansideoverdrive.ca. The sand sculptures of the Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition are also open for viewing next door. Check www. parksvillebeachfest.ca for more information.

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Thursday, August 1, 2013 The Parksville Qualicum Beach News

Overdrive show lives on without club Car show now run by student radio station, local businesses, groups and volunteers

Errington

AUREN RUVINSKY

FARMERS’ MARKET

writer@pqbnews.com

This weekend Parksville Beach will play host to one of the biggest open car shows on Vancouver Island which more than 500 vehicles have attended in the past. This year, after the Oceanside Overdrive Summer Show and Shine was almost cancelled, it will have the added distinction of not being hosted by a car club. “This is definitely an interesting position, we picked it up late and it really is a huge event,” said Jesse Schroeder who is taking the organizing lead with Nanaimo’s campus radio station CHLY 101.7 FM. Schroeder said he did organize it once about seven years ago when he was vice president of the Kinsmen Club, but this time they don’t have the official organizing involvement of any community group or car club. Despite the lack of formal group involvement, he said it is amazing how many people step up and do their part and almost magically pull everything together.

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Sat. 10am-1pm

40th ANNIVERSARY

Live Music by:

Lindi and Company

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“People think that because it’s such a big event it puts itself together, but it takes a huge amount of work,” he said. They are getting help from Thrifty Foods, the Kinsmen Club and many other local businesses, organizations and volunteers, Schroeder said. He sees the 24th annual show on the beach like the community throwing a big party, and once you invite all the guests, he wants to be a good host. He likes the way Qualicum Beach community integrates their big Father’s Day car show into the whole town and hopes Parksville will continue to support the Overdrive Show as an unique event that brings a lot of money and attention to the city with as many as 10,000 spectators on the single day in the past. See EYE-CATCHING, page A21

The Parksville Qualicum Beach News Thursday, August 1, 2013

www.pqbnews.com

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Eye-catching vehicles, music and more Continued from page A20

Watercraft

Schroeder points out the irony that he is not a big car fan and sees car shows as the sort of nostalgic way we should be looking at the internal combustion engine, but he’s excited about the day as an important community event which he points out lines up nicely with Beachfest, the long weekend and the schedule of other car shows around southwest B.C. As always there will be a whole range of custom, classic and modified cars, trucks, hotrods and motorcycles taking part in the Saturday Night Cruise and the big show Sunday. There will be a live entertainment stage with a range of classic cruising tunes from the CHLY-FM DJ’s plus a live performance by up and coming local blues-rock band The Distributors. Schroeder praises The Distributors as “a huge classic blues-rock sound that does Led Zeppelin better than Led Zeppelin and they have some great originals as well.”

Both days will also be broadcast live on CHLY-FM 101.7 radio and video streamed online at www.tv.chly.ca. The cruise begins Aug. 3, with an assembly of hundreds of vehicles at the Parksville A&W. They will leave at 6 p.m. for a meandering drive through waterfront neighbourhoods to Qualicum Beach. The next day registration starts at 8:30 a.m., the public show opens at 10 a.m., judging starts at 11 a.m. and trophy presentations start at 1 p.m. followed by the live music. Registration is $20 and is open to all classes of vehicles, no charge for spectators. While late comers are invited to show up in Parksville Community Park Sunday morning, pre-registration is encouraged at www.oceansideoverdrive.ca. The sand sculptures of the Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition are also open for viewing next door. Check www. parksvillebeachfest.ca for more information.

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don Campbell led after the B.C. Liberal Party formed government in 2001. The new review will focus on identifying functions that don't need to be done by government, and reducing excessive regulation that Clark described as a natural accumulation of all governments over time. Clark led the B.C. Liberals to a 48-seat majority in the May 14 election, but lost her own seat in Vancouver-Point Grey. Westside-Kelowna MLA Ben Stewart agreed to step aside so Clark could run in that seat, which she won handily in a July 10 by-election.

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Second prize went to a French tourist and third to an artist from White Rock Local acrylic painter Cindy Mawle won The Old School House Arts Centre’s 21st Grand Prix d’Art which took place on Saturday. This year 26 painters from across Vancouver Island and beyond took part in the painting race which had them out on the street painting a location around Qualicum Beach. The locations were assigned by lottery, and participants had three hours to finish their pieces. Second prize went to a tourist from the south

of France, Nicholas Ducedame and third prize went to White Rock artist, Judy Jordison. The two honourable mention prizes went to husband and wife painters from Nanaimo (who have both painted in all 21 races) Gerda and John Hofman. The youngest painter was eight-year-old Elecia Poy from Victoria. All the paintings will be on exhibition at TOSH until August 5th. For more on the TOSH visit www.theoldschoolhouse.org or call 250-752-6133. —News staff

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EveryFriday

EveryMonday

EveryTuesday

NORTH ISLAND WILDLIFE RECOVERY CENTRE

QB CRIBBAGE

NEW TAI CHI GROUP

First Monday/mo. 7pm. QB Legion, 250-752-2340

Open for Public Viewing March-December 2013. 1240 Leffler Rd, Errington. niwra.org

QB CARPET BOWLING

Monday & Wednesdays, 12:45pm at the QB Civic Centre. Info: Maggie 250-752-1156

SANDBAR CAFE & ART GALLERY

Music with Peter Mason. 5:30-8:30pm 6087 W. Island Hwy. 778-424-4478

FAMILY HISTORY CENTER

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Open Mondays and Tuesdays, 9am-4pm

Every day of the week - various times. Arrowsmith Tennis Club. 250-248-5702 www.arrowsmithtennis.ca

6:45pm; Qualicum Legion. 250-594-6228

NAVY LEAGUE CADETS

4th Sat. Parksville Legion 250-752-6532

COOMBS COUNTRY OPERA

3rd Fri/mo. ‘til May 2013. 7pm. Rodeo Grounds Hall, 2601 Alberni Hwy. www.chrco.org

ARBUTUS CLUB TOASTMASTERS

Fridays, 11am-1:30pm. St. Columba Hall, 921 Wembley Rd, Parksville. Bring a lunch. Kathleen 250-752-9796.

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7-9pm every Monday (except holidays). PV Community Centre, 132 Jensen Ave, PV. Guests are free! arbutus.toastmastersclubs.org

THE BREAKFAST CLUB—OBISNET

Monday and Wednesday at Springwood Middle School 7-9pm. Cost $7 per session. Phone 250-248-8857 for more information.

QUALICUM BEACH FRIENDLY BRIDGE CLUB

Every Friday 10am; White Spot

MUSIC TRIVIA NIGHT

Every Friday night, at the Shady Rest Pub. 3109 W Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach 250-752-9111.

EverySaturday

BISHOP OF BOWSER CHESS CLUB

Meets 1pm at Henry’s Kitchen, Qualicum Bay. Everyone welcome. Robert 250-757-8709 or bowserchess.pqworks.com

SANDBAR CAFE & ART GALLERY

Music with Bob Hiebert. 5:30-8pm. 6087 W. Island Hwy. 778-424-4478

RAVENSONG MASTERS SWIM CLUB Saturdays 8:30am-noon 250-248-9883

BOXERCISE for EVERYONE

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6am & 6pm. Saturdays at 9:00am, Genesis Boxing & Fitness, Parksville. 250-248-5511

EverySunday BINGO

Fraternal Order of Eagles. PV Legion 6-6:45pm & 9pm. 146 Hirst, PV

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Drop-in social knitting every Sunday from 1-2:30pm. Bring your tea mug and a project and chat with the other knitters. All skill levels welcome.

TAI CHI GROUP

Every Sunday. 9am. Free. 3 Tai Chi sets. Parksville Community Park. Eva 250-954-1002.

every Monday evening at QB Legion, 180 Veterans Way (back door).6:45-10pm. Playing knowledge of Bridge required. Lori Pross : 250-752-0196

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665 Jones St. Coach on duty every Tuesday, 1-3pm for free tryouts. Nothing needed but flat soled shoes.

DARTS FOR SENIORS

1:00pm, Parksville Seniors’ Activity & DropIn Centre, 144 Middleton. 248-3200.

YOGA ON THE BEACH

Qualicum Beach, beside Visitor Centre: Tues/ Thur 9:30-10:30am. Parksville Community Park Beach: Wed/Fri 9:30-10:30am. Contact certified & insured yoga teacher: Charlotte Crowley charlottecrowley@shaw.ca

AIR CADETS REGISTRATION

6:15-9pm at the QB Airport hangar.

OS CONCERT BAND

Every Tuesdays, 7:30pm at KSS High School, New members welcome. Cal 250-752-5909

OCEANSIDE WOOD CARVERS

Meet Tuesdays 8:30-10:30am in the Middle School when school is on. Bob 250-951-3001.

QUALICUM BEACH PROBUS CLUB

MEN’S SNOOKER

Meets 1st Tues/mo. St. Stephen’s Church Hall. 9am

FOOTBALL NIGHT

TTHE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS’ FAMILY HISTORY CENTRE

7pm. Q.B. Legion. 250-753-818 every Monday Deez Bar & Grill 250-752-8055

NAVY LEAGUE CADETS

Meets 6:30pm for 9-12 year old girls and boys. PV Elementary School

PARKSVILLE PROBUS CLUB

Meets third Monday of month. 8:30am. Quality Bayside Resort, Parksville 250-752-1072. parksvilleprobus.ca.

OPEN MIC NIGHT

Every Mon. at The Shady Rest Pub, 7-10pm, 3109 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach.

PV ADULT BADMINTON

Mondays, 7-9pm, Springwood School, $7 drop-i n. 250-248-8857

EveryTuesday PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

Meets at 7pm the first Tuesday/mo. at The Gardens. No fee or requirement. Contact the Breast Group at 250-752-8066 or amen@shaw.ca.

Open Tues. 9am-4pm and Tues. evenings by appt. 591 Arbutus Str. QB. 250-752-2233

PQ LINUX/ANDROID USERS GROUP

Meets at 6:30pm on the 3rd Tuesday/mo. at A & W Restaurant, 540 Island Hwy East, Parksville.Bring your laptop or Android device.

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EveryWednesday OS COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL

Art classes by donation, 11am-3pm. 250248-8185

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HAPPY WANDERERS TRAVEL CLUB

Meets 4th Wed/month, 2pm. St. Columba Church Hall. 250-248-2670.

SANDBAR CAFE & ART GALLERY

Music with Jan Verkerk. 5:30-7pm. 6087 W. Island Hwy. 778-424-4478

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Tuesday mornings, 7 am at Rotary House Fern Dr. and Beach Rd.

QUALICUM ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP Third Tuesdays. 1:30-3pm, Community Room, The Gardens of Qualicum, Qualicum Beach. 1-800-462-2833

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SEA CADETS

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NANOOSE SENIORS

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Meets at 11:30am for lunch at Nanoose Place on Second Wed. of month

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Meetings second Thursday at the Qualicum Beach Legion at 2pm, 250-752-8080

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Popular Vancouver group coming to Errington following their North American tour and travel overseas LISSA ALEXANDER reporter@pqbnews.com

The Boom Booms have been spreading their soulful rock music around the globe recently, and the group is making their way back to the Errington Hall for a show Aug 3. The Vancouver-based group has been growing in popularity since its inception in 2008. The six-piece band plays a mixture of folk, reggae, latin and soul, among other influences. In 2011 The Boom Booms released their debut album Hot Rum and earned a spot in the Peak Performance Project, B.C.’s biggest contest for emerging bands. They snagged second place in that contest and a cash prize of $75,000. The show at the Errington Hall this Saturday is for all ages and starts at 9 p.m. Last year The Boom Booms headed to Brazil for two months to film a pilot for a travel band show, and ended up performing some sold out shows along the way, including one for 1,000 people in Rio de Janeiro. “We went down with minimal bookings but we made our shows by making connections along the way,” said Aaron Ross, who sings lead vocals with the band and plays guitar. The group also got involved protesting the Belo Monte Dam project, a complex slated to be the second-largest hydroelectric dam complex in Brazil and the world's third-largest. Ross said the project would displace 30,000 to 40,000 indigenous people living in that river basin. Members of the Boom Booms travelled up the river and filmed a documentary on the project and the people living traditional lifestyles in the area. The film can be found on Youtube and on the group’s website. Recently The Boom Booms wrapped up a two month tour of North America and a performance at an Earth

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Day Ceremony in Haiti, where they were invited by the ambassador of the environment. Ross said five out of the six people in the band are former tree-planters and they’re all environmentally conscious. The group is interested in participating in a project in Haiti in the future, Ross said. Currently the group is working on its second album, with award-winning Canadian singer, musician, and

music producer Chin Injeti. Their single Real Love is expected out in the coming weeks. Tickets for the show in Errington are $20, available from Cranky Dog Music in Parksville, Heaven on Earth in Qualicum Beach and at the Errington Store, Children under 12 are $5 at the door and under 5’s are free. For more on the Boom Booms visit www.theboombooms. com. 

Continued from Tuesday’s edition of The News: Chaperone Full of Family

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News Contributor

Actors often say the cast of a production felt like a family, but in the case of a current Qualicum Beach play, they actually are family. Bard to Broadway’s musical The Drowsy Chaperone contains four members of the Atkinson family: Jenny Atkinson as Mrs. Tottendale, her husband Rob as Aldolpho, her son Nicholas as George and her daughter Jessica as Janet Van Der Graaff, among a “family” of other actors.

The Drowsy Chaperone plays at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach until August 17. The Atkinson children grew up around singing, dancing and performing. Jenny’s mom started the Parksville Ballet School and all three kids were in vocal lessons when they were young. While their family seems stitched together with the love of performing, the acting bug didn’t bite Jenny and Rob until after Miranda got her first role when she was just 10 years old. She got the lead role in Chemainus Theatre’s produc-

tion of Annie in 2003 and that got the ball rolling for everyone. “We followed in her footsteps,” said Jenny. It was the spring of 2007 when Rob decided to try out for the satirical comedy musical Urinetown. “Miranda dragged Rob into an audition,” recalled Jenny, and the pair both got cast. Miranda, Jessica and Rob were in Guys and Dolls while Nicholas, Rob and Miranda were in Annie Get Your Gun. See ACTing wiTh FAmily, page A27

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Nicholas, now 18-years-old, is in his sixth season with B2B. He has been in The Sound of Music, Oliver, Annie Get Your Gun, Gypsy, Hello Dolly, and had the title character in B2B’s Teen Musical Theatre production of Willy Wonka. Nicholas has been selected more than once for the Provincial Festival of Performing Arts and also trained at the Arts Club’s Musical Theatre Intensive in Vancouver. Jessica’s last performance with the company was in 2007 for Guys and Dolls. She trained for many years at Parksville Ballet School, before moving to Vancouver in grade 11 to join the Arts Umbrella Dance Program. After finishing a two-year grad program Jessica moved to New York for a sixmonth internship with the Gallim Dance Company. Jenny recently performed with Schmooze Productions in Sweeny Todd, and a few years ago with B2B in Oliver. Rob just finished Spring Awakening with Schmooze Productions in Nanaimo. He has also been on-stage with Nanaimo Theatre Group in Godspell, with Echo Players in Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas, and previously performed

with Bard to Broadway in several productions. Each of them recalled the various productions they’ve performed in and all agreed that being in the same musical has been fun. Jessica, who lives in Nanaimo, said she enjoys having dinner with her family and then heading to the Village Theatre together. Nicholas admitted there were a few embarrassing family moments during rehearsals. “I was fine with practicing lines with them. But at the rehearsals we acted like a family and mom used her pet names,” Nicholas said. With an inspiring cast, crew, and band, The Drowsy Chaperone is full of laughs and well worth catching. There are several more performances in the B2B schedule but you only have until August 17 to see The Drowsy Chaperone, Sexy Laundry and Little Women. For details visit: www.b2btheatre.com or call 250-7524470.

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World renowned artist, illustrator and author Charles van Sandwyk will take a local audience to another time and place on Tuesday, as he comes to Bowser for some storytelling, book signings and questions. Van Sandwyk is known for his old-world, whimsical style in creating vivid watercolour art, etchings, cards and hand-bound books. He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1966 and emigrated with his family to Vancouver in 1977. Much of his early work was influenced by the old prints and paintings which hung in his childhood home. He studied graphic design at Capilano College before travelling to the Fiji Islands and falling in love with the remote area. His first book A Selection of Neighbourly Birds, illustrated with etchings and printed on an antique intaglio press, garnered him an Alcan award. He has gone on to win a number of prestigious awards for his work over the years (which includes a number of books) and today his work is collected around the world. The National Library of Canada has maintained archives of his work since 1986. He continues to divide his time between Fiji and Vancouver. Van Sandwyk will be visiting the Salish Sea Market in Bowser August 6 at 2 p.m. Lauri Gwilt, part owner of the Bowser Gallery, said to see his work in person is to truly appreciate how special it is. “Each-book is hand-bound, and every image is inserted by hand. The paper is exquisite, as is the printing. His books become treasured heirlooms, his cards are often more than just given – they become framed so the recipients can enjoy them every day.” A recent CD of his stories and songs transcends people to another time and place, Gwilt said, as if you’re in a rocking chair on the porch beside him, hanging on his every word.

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ANNE MAKARUS It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of our guardian angel, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Anne Makarus on July 13, 2013 at the age of 82 years. Her love, support and wisdom will be cherished by her daughters: Debbie (Wayne), Patti (Derrick); grandchildren: Edd (Pam), Jason (Jody), Michael, David, Mathew, Sarah; great-grandchildren: Ayden, Connor, Alexandra, Daniel; extended family and friends. Anne is predeceased by her husband Walter and son Edward. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 11:00 am in the Unity Church of Edmonton (located in the Westmount Presbyterian Church), 13820-109 A Avenue, Edmonton. Donations in Anne’s memory can be directed to the Edmonton Firefighters Memorial Fund or to the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

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MACHAN, Albert Stewart Family and friends are invited to a memorial service to celebrate the life of Al. This will be held on Friday, August 9, 2013 at Knox United Church, 345 Pym St.. Parksville, BC at 11:00 a.m. with a lunch to follow. Please come and help us celebrate.

Dora Krueger January 30, 1927 July 20, 2013

We regret to announce the passing of Dora Krueger, a long-time resident of Nanoose Bay and Parksville. Dora will be deeply missed and forever remembered by Egon her husband of 64 years, her daughter Irene and her husband Victor, her granddaughter Jessica, her son Guenther and his partner Barry. She was preceded in death by brothers Horst and Paul and is survived by her sister Grethe and brother Guenter in Germany. Dora died very peacefully in the palliative care unit in Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and the family is grateful for the care she received there as well as her final few weeks at Little Mountain Manor. Dora will also be missed by many friends in Parksville, throughout BC and Ontario, and in Germany. The interment service is private for the immediate family. Condolences may be left at yatesfuneral.ca and a celebration of her life reception will be held on Sunday, September 15th at 747 Doehle Avenue in Parksville from 1 pm to 5 pm. Please drop by at any time. No flowers please, but donations to the Parksville or any other Humane Society in her honour would be appreciated. DEATHS

DEATHS

JOYCE BARR

February 10, 1920 – July 22, 2013

Egon Krueger

June 7, 1924 - July 29, 2013 We regret to announce the passing of Egon Krueger, a long-time resident of Nanoose Bay and Parksville. He is predeceased by sisters Wally and Charlotte and brother Hans, and survived by brother Karl Heinz in Cologne, Germany. His wife Dora predeceased him by nine days. Egon is remembered by daughter Irene, her husband Victor, and their daughter Jessica along with his son Guenther and his partner Barry. Friends and family in BC, Ontario and Germany will also remember him fondly. Egon died peacefully at Little Mountain Manor in Parksville and the family is grateful for the excellent care he received there. Once his beloved wife Dora of 64 years was gone, his abiding wish was to be reunited with her. The interment service is private for the immediate family. A reception to celebrate the couple’s life will be held on Sunday, September 15th at 747 Doehle Avenue in Parksville from 1 pm to 5 pm. In lieu of owers, donations to the North Island Wildlife Recovery Assoc. would be appreciated. Condolences may be left at yatesfuneral.ca.

Joyce passed away peacefully on July 22nd at the age of 93. She came to the Island in 1949 with her late husband, Peter Barr, to help her mother build a resort north of Qualicum Beach. They built a house overlooking the ocean on Shaw Hill where she lived until moving to The Gardens in 2006. Joyce will be remembered for her contributions to theatre and music in the community. She was well-known for her comedic solo performances as well as singing with The Island Troubadours and the St. Stephen’s Church Choir. Joyce was a long-time volunteer in the office at The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach. She will be greatly missed by her daughter, Terry Murray; son, Toby (Jane); and grandchildren, Rebecca and Jonathan. The family sends heartfelt thanks to the 3rd floor staff at “The Gardens� for their wonderful kindness and loving care of Joyce. A Celebration of Joyce’s Life will be held on Saturday, September 21st at 2:00 pm at St Stephen’s United Church, 150 Village Way in Qualicum Beach. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Joyce’s memory to The Alzheimer’s Society of BC, #300 – 828 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E2 or Canadian Cancer Society BC & Yukon Division, Attention: Donor Services, 565 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4J4. To send a condolence to the family please visit www.yatesfuneral.ca YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

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RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE BC Help Tomorrow’s Families Today– leave a gift in your will. legacy@rmhbc.ca

IF YOU WANT TO DRINK, that’s your business. Want to STOP, we can help. Alcoholics Anonymous. 1-800-883-3968

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David James Radke Jr. January 9, 1961 - July 29, 2013

On July. 29, 2013, David went to be with his Lord. He is predeceased by his father, David James Sr. and brother Daniel David. David is survived by his mother Kirsti Radke, sisters Jamie Cote and Robin Linn (Egypt), daughter, Rebecca, sons Zachary and Matthew, niece, nephews and great nephews. Funeral services will be held on August 6, 2013 at 2:00 pm. at Yates Funeral Chapel in Parksville.

Clayton Herbert “Herb� Cottrell August 3, 1932 – July 20, 2013

Herb passed away on July 20, 2013 as a result of an accident. He leaves to mourn his loving wife of 55 years, Jean; sons, David (Cathy), Hugh (Theresa), Rob (Michelle); daughter Cathy (Craig); 18 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren; many, many family members and close friends. Herb was born in Toronto, Ontario, the eldest of 9 children. He grew up in South River and served in the Korean War. In 1958, Herb married Jean and they moved to the Kispiox Valley where they ranched for 14 years. In 1972, Herb and his family moved to Vancouver Island where he worked in the forest industry as a faller until his retirement. He studied mathematics as a hobby, and also enjoyed walking, weightlifting and cycling. Herb was an active community volunteer. He will be sadly missed. A Funeral Service was held at St Stephen’s United Church, 150 Village Way in Qualicum Beach on Friday, July 26th, 2013. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Herb’s memory to the CNIB, 2340 Richmond Road, Victoria, BC V8R 4R9 or to a charity of your choosing. To send a condolence to the family please visit www.yatesfuneral.ca YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.


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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING EVENTS CALL FOR ENTRIES 11TH ANNUAL Kitty Coleman Woodland Artisan Festival. Fine Art and Quality Crafts Juried Show. Presented in a spectacular outdoor setting Aug. 31, Sept. 1 and 2 Applications for Artisans are available at woodlandgardens.ca 250-338-6901

LOST AND FOUND FOUND: KEY, entrance to the Bluff’s, July 26th, Call to claim (250)752-2586. LOST: GOLD ribbon style bracelet with diamonds. Lost in the SOS or Salvation Army. Reward if found please call: 250-738-0874 LOST LADIES older Seiko watch. If found please call (250)752-5644.

ADMINISTRATION

School District 69 (Qualicum) invites applications from qualified candidates for the .5 position of International Student Homestay Coordinator. For details about this position and how to apply please visit the Careers tab on our website: www.sd69.bc.ca

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday, August 9, 2013.

WORK WANTED

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EXPERIENCED TILE setter looking for evening & weekend work, I offer top quality work for a reasonable rate. Call Brandon 1-250-618-4073 or email: mrb832@gmail.com

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LEGALS

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The estate of Kathryn Jeanne Bender, Deceased, formerly of 806 Mulholland Drive, Parksville, British Columbia. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Kathryn Jeanne Bender, Deceased are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executors of the Estate, Brian Howard Hagedorn and Susan Ellen Hunter, c/o Rodway & Perry, at P.O. Box 138, Qualicum Beach, B.C. V9K 1S7 on or before August 30,2013, after which date the executors will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. Brian Howard Hagedorn & Susan Ellen Hunter EXECUTORS

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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR SENIOR MANAGER Qualicum First NationQualicum Bay, BC Permanent Full Time Position Qualicum First Nation is seeking applicants for an Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Senior Manager for our brand new daycare; startup date of September 2013. Please call 250 757-9337 for a complete job description DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD F/T LINE COOK required at Gary’s Bistro. Wage negotiable. Apply with resume, 115 2nd Ave, Qualicum.

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 w/ Airbrake • Guaranteed 40hr. Work Week & Overtime • Paid Travel & Lodging • Meal Allowance • 4 Weeks Vacation • Excellent Benefits Package

Must be able to have extended stays away from home. Up to 6 months. Must have valid AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 with airbrake license and have previous commercial driving experience. Apply at:www.sperryrail.com/ careers and then choose the FastTRACK Application.

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

HELP WANTED

GARDENING

FURNITURE

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN required at Jenner Chevrolet in Victoria BC. Rare opportunity for a top performing, quality & customer focused team player. Email: mgray@jennerchev.com

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

HELP WANTED Senior lady or Widow 1 day a week to guide a retired engineer with vision loss to the downsizing of household effects. Located in Emerald Estates, Parksville. Call (250)586-5638.

HANDYPERSONS

ESTATE FURNITURE must go!! Howard Miller grandfather floor clock $2100. queen size metal frame futon $250. lazy boy rocker used 6 wks $550., 3 pce solid oak wall unit $375., small round mahogany end table $60., nice entrance bench seat $60., rectangle mahogany end table $30., nicely framed lrg mirror $100., salton garment press $75. Or best offers. Call 250-752-1460

HANDYMAN: Gardening Painting, Fencing, Power Wash, Clean-up. Skilled, Reliable, Hardworking, Fair prices. Contact Andrew arcook@shaw.ca

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QUALICUM FIRST NATION BAND MANAGER We are looking for a dynamic person for this important position. Qualifications will include a business degree and at least 3 years experience in a First Nations community or organization. Please call 250 757-9337 for a full job description.

HOUSEHOLD SERVICES ANGIE’S ANGELS. Affordable House Cleaning. Great Rates, Free Estimates. Ask for Angie @ 250-752-2120 Fully Bonded

LANDSCAPING

TRADES, TECHNICAL ROOFERS. Cedar Shake Installers in Edmonton, AB. Excellent Rates! Call Daren 1-780-461-8995.

PERSONAL SERVICES FINANCIAL SERVICES

RAY ROBERT BROWN The greatest gift I ever had came from God, and I call him Dad.

Dad (Ray Brown) passed away at his home on July 17th in his 98th year in Nanoose Bay on Vancouver Is. and has joined his dearly missed wife of 71 years (Dolores Margaret) who died Nov. 25, 2008. He often expressed loneliness after her death but took great pride in how he looked after her in her later years—cooking, cleaning and nursing—both of them in their nineties. He is survived by his daughters Beverley Rae Lintott (Keith ) of Coutenay, BC, Sharon Lynne Hubley (Gord) of Nanoose Bay, BC, Wendy Joyce Brown of Burlington Ontario, and his son , Bryan Wayne Brown (Lynne) of 70 Mile House, BC. He also leaves behind 9 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Dad was born June 8, 1916 in Rimbey, Alberta. He was one of 10 children of which only 2 brothers remain (Pat and Elmer). He enjoyed returning to Alberta each November for yearly hunting trips with son Bryan, his brothers and nephews. He often credited growing up and working the family farm with contributing to his strong work ethic and sense of responsibility that he carried with him into the Air Force and on into the automotive business world as an engineer and marketer. Upon retirement, he moved to Vancouver Island to fulfill his dream of owning a marina. After that, never one to rest, he joined the sales team at Joe Cunningham Ford for the next 15 years until he was 83 years young. Dad has lived in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Illinois and British Columbia either doing front line work, in administration or as a consultant. He saw all problems as challenges. He was analytic, driven, and a creative problem solver both at work and at home. He was passionate about sports, politics and his family. He loved the BlueJays, the Canucks, the CFL and all things ‘golf’. He shared his political views with anyone who would listen and was a faithful supporter of the Conservative party. He never stopped learning about the world or trying to improve his golf game. He loved to play with his son-in-law Keith as far back as the 60’s in Brandon Manitoba and continued to this year in Courtenay, B.C. As Late as June of this year he could be seen at Fairwinds Golf Club, where he was a proud member, with his son-inlaw and “best friend” Gord. Cremation has taken place at Yates Funeral Home where he will be interred with Mom. He will be missed by his feral cat and walking companion, Mollie, and missed beyond words by his family. R.I.P. Dad. There will be an informal Celebration of Life at the club house at Fairwinds Golf Course on Aug. 8th from 2 to 4 P.M. No flowers please.

ESTATE SALE; 2 hutches $100 each. Writing desk, TV stand, leather chair, $50 each obo. (250)720-1493 gabbyosborne@shaw.ca OAK ROUND 40” table & 4 chairs, good cond., $275. obo. 2 mirrors, decorative frames, 28”x33”, $60. ea. (250)9510839, Parksville. ROCKER RECLINER chairs (2), mottled tan, exc., cond. $350. for both. 250-752-1229 SOLID HONEY Oak dining set “Contemporary”, 8 years old. Table: 5’long w/2 18” leafs, 6 chairs, 2 w/arms. 2 piece hutch w/lights, seats on chairs sage green. Excellent condition. $7000 new, sacrifice $1450, obo. Call (250)7521973.

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An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators, Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson,Alta.

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SCHWINN EXERCISE bike, $300. Tempo fold up treadmill, $400. Call (250)757-2325.

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

HELP WANTED

PORTER WOOD Recycling is looking for a fully qualified class 1 truck driver with experience pulling a pup and quad. The perfect candidate will have experience running equipment such as loaders & excavators. Mechanical & welding knowledge an asset. Must provide a recent drivers abstract. Fax resumes to (250)248-3694 or email to: porterwood@telus.net

QUALITY GARDEN SHEDS Also gazebos, pergolas, studios & storage solutions. Call 250-951-0855

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

MOVING & STORAGE 2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)951-0010.

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

WALK-IN SIT down tub/shower combo as seen on TV, includes fixtures, ready to install, almost new. $1600 obo. Call (250)594-6550. WHEELCHAIR/RANGE. 2006 Kenmore Elite range, electric, self clean, warming drawer, stainless steel, smooth top, and more $550. Motorized wheelchair, older model but in good condition. $1000. Call 250-334-4394

SPORTING GOODS GOLFERS “LECTRONIC Kaddy” c/w new battery. A bargain $150. Call Don at 250248-4395

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

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MEDICAL HEALTH

ANTIQUES/VINTAGE

KIM’S PROFESSIONAL Mobile Foot Care Nurse. Serving Nanaimo to Qualicum Beach. (250)752-7554, (250)741-6970

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

Borrow Up To $25,000 Cash same day, local office.

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

Call Kevin 250-240-7372

DRYWALL FOR ALL your drywall and painting needs, reno’s and repairs.Specializing in re-textured ceilings, spray paint. Call a pro, no job too small. Phil 250-954-1859. Taping/ Texturing/ Painting. Reno & Repair Specialist. 30 years of fast friendly service. Wayne 250-752-4658 QB

GARDENING CURB APPEAL Yard Care and Junk Removal. Best rates! Sue or Chris, 250-937-1908.

N.NANAIMO Seascape Manor Very unique, 2 story, 2bdrm, 1133 sq.ft., top floor, corner unit. 2 decks, very private rooftop deck overlooks Departure Bay, ferries. Bright, sunny. 17’ vaulted living room ceiling. Outdoor heated swimming pool. $234,000. 250-751-1915

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

APPLIANCES

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

1040 BELLEVUE ROAD Parksville 250-248-8251

BICYCLES 2009 GIO electric bike. Orange, good condition. $500 obo. (250)753-5406.

FUEL/FIREWOOD

FOR SALE BY OWNER DISABILITY VAN with elevator lift for scooter or chair. 1997 Aerostar 156,000 km, incl. winter/summer tires. Installed “Mini Vangator” by “Crow River” elevator lift. (Optional hand brake system). $3500. obo 250-757-8380.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE CEDAR STRIP Canoe. 15’ $450. Very good condition. 250-338-1235. DARK WOOD antique table and 4 chairs, $300. Please call 250-954-0444. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, appliances, granite floor tiles, wood flooring, aluminum railings, jacuzzi. (250)753-0160 NISHIKI BIKE; exercise bike; car roof carrier. Call 250-7520929. 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.

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, see online at: www.Burndrywood.com or call 1-877-902-WOOD.

ROKETA DUNE buggy 2007 Std 4-speed, 2 wd, 4 cyl. disc brakes safety belts. $4,000 obo. Call 250-730-1899.

PARKSVILLE. 2-BDRM 2 bath, 1450 sq.ft. home. Large lot, Gardener’s Delight. 747 Camas Way. (250)586-2836.


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HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

Errington Volunteer Fire Department is seeking a

Part-time Bookkeeper/Office Assistant With current computer and office skills.

• The successful applicant will be available to train and work with our Treasurer, for accounts receivable/payables, and other book keeping duties. • Will be responsible for preparing reports for the Board of Directors at monthly meetings. • Other duties include, but are not limited to: general office duties, data entry, records management, responding to phone calls/inquiries. • Have strong personal skills while working within a team environment. • Motivated and self directed. Requirements: • Minimum 2 years experience in basic bookkeeping/data entry. • Working knowledge of Simply Accounting, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Publisher, and MS Visio. • 3 half days per week, plus 1 evening meeting per month. • May work into more hours. Accepting resumes from August 12 - 23. Please email resume, with references, to, Fire Chief Troy Bater at chief@evfd.ca

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

NOW HIRING

Western Forest Products Inc. is an integrated Canadian forest products company located on Vancouver Island that is committed to the safety of our employees, the culture of performance and the discipline to achieve results. We currently have the following openings:

Area Planner Holberg Pay & Benefits Supervisor Nanaimo Pay & Benefits Specialist Nanaimo Heavy Duty Mechanic North Island Log Truck Driver Campbell River Stacker Operator Campbell River Detailed job postings can be viewed at

http://www.westernforest.com/building-value/our-people-employment/careers WFP offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package. If you believe that you have the skills and qualifications that we are looking for, please reply in confidence to:

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REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

FOR SALE BY OWNER

FOR SALE BY OWNER

FOR SALE BY OWNER

FOR SALE BY OWNER

HOUSES FOR SALE

3-BDRM RANCHER, between Royston & Courtenay. Large living room, dining room, 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. FRENCH CREEK CHARMER 3 bdrm/2 ba on .23 acre. Many updates. Warm, welcoming & move in ready. $337,900. By appt. gardendelight@shaw.ca. 250-752-4741. Details: bcislandhomes.com/1339gillley-crescent-parksville.

APPROX 9.8 acre (Sunny Coombs) Part field/treed, plus room for revenue developmnt. 2 level entry, 2 or 5 bdrm, 3.5 baths, wood boiler heat, lrg shop, in-ground pool, greenhouse, bldg. Fenced garden, lrg storage pond. $745,000. Call to view. 250-248-4495

ERRINGTON MOBILE 3 bdrm, 2 bath on own land in strata title park. Totally renovated. $85/mo strata fee. May finance $145.k. 250-738-0221

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.

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

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

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

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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This is a fantastic opportunity to develop a rewarding full time career in advertising and marketing. If you are a highly creative individual with an ability to multi-task in a fast-paced team environment and have good interpersonal and sales skills, a valid drivers licence and reliable vehicle we would like to meet you. The NEWS offers a great working environment with a competitive remuneration plan coupled with a strong benefits package. The Parksville Qualicum Beach News is one of BC's Best Newspapers, the recipient of Gold for Best Community Newspaper in 2010 and 2012 and Silver in 2011 by the BCYCNA, and it is the paper of record in Parksville Qualicum Beach since 1982. The Parksville Qualicum Beach News is owned by Black Press Ltd., Canada’s largest independent newspaper company, with more than 180 community, daily and urban newspapers and extensive online operations with over 250 websites. To apply, please forward your resume with a cover letter to: Peter McCully, Publisher publisher@pqbnews.com

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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.

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

MOBILE HOME 12’x60’ with small addition; new roof, windows & patio; updated electrical. Worth seeing - it is a sweet deal! $28,000 Call 778421-2888.

RENTALS LABIEUX ROAD: 1392 sq. ft. home in 55+ park. Newly renovated inside & out! 2 B/R + family room, 2 baths, 5 appl. Workshop & fruit trees. Close to Nanaimo Regional Hospital. Call 802-5075 anytime.

RV SITES REDUCED SUMMER pricing. Beachfront Avorado RV Resort. New sites for sale $44,500. Co-op Resort w/Lifetime Ownership! Call (250)228-3586 or online at: www.avorado.com

APARTMENT/CONDO 10 mins from Qualicum

Recently re-decorated

3C 1bdrm $450 NS/NP.

Available now

Call 1-250-594-3004 CENTRAL QUALICUM Beach in quiet, friendly building. 2 br ground floor, 896sq ft apt. in exc. cond. NS/NP, $920/mo. Please call Bill 250-752-6997. PARKSVILLE, NEW 2Bdrm upper floor apt. 1000 sq.ft, partial ocean view,5 appls, w/d, hardwood floors, lrg kitchen, sundeck. NS/NP. Ref’s, $975 mo. Call (250)248-3850 Fairdown Rd. & Hwy 4a area.

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GARAGE SALES

BOWSER 214 Laurel Ct. Aug 3 (8:30-3). Estate sale, 2 hospital beds, oxygen maker, 3 fridges, numerous household appl’s, dishes, Queen Anne chairs and more.

FRENCH CREEK 854 Dickenson Way. Aug 3 (8-?). Pre Moving Sale. Lift recliner chair, household items, clothes, tools, walkers, folding wheel chair, large disposable underpads, invacare electric bed and much more.

COOMBS 911 Shawn Rd. Aug 3 (9-2). Household items, baby items & girls clothing, womens clothing vintage goods, books, white wicker rocking chair, basketball net and more.

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LADYSMITH: SEMI-OCEANFRONT 2,600 sq.ft home on 6.5 treed acres. 5111 Brenton Page Rd. $448,500. Some updating done. (250)245-8950

BOWSER. WILDWOOD Community Church,113 McColl Rd, Sat. Aug. 3, 9am-3pm. Lots of Good Stuff. Proceeds for Missions Trip & Children’s camp.

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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

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

Incredible 5 acre treed PARK-LIKE PROPERTY with Well-Maintained Furnished Home 1500 sq.ft, 3-bdrm, 2 bath. Extremely close to Pristine Cowichan Lake, in the town of Caycuse. Perfect for recreational property or full time living. Motivated seller $358,800. Exceptionally low yearly cost. Not leased land. Call 250-745-3387 smartytwo@hotmail.com

ERRINGTON 1874 Errington Rd (back of prop.) Aug 3 & 4 (9-4). Multi family/moving sale. Chain saws, tools, collectables, old bottles, insulators, antique treadle sewing machine, china cabinet, computer desk w/bunk bed, household items, tvs, vhs tapes, books shelves, books, camper, golf clubs & more. No early birds

ESTATE SALE!

371 Dorset Rd Qualicum Beach Tues, July 30, 10-6pm Wed, July 31, 10-3pm Thurs, Aug. 1, 10-2pm HOSTED BY SMART MOVE Check out our Website for photos

www.smartmoveservices.ca NORTH QUALICUM- 3895 Charlton Dr, Sat, Aug 3, 9-3pm. Lots of furniture, dresser, occassional chairs, end tables, dining room chairs, carpets, leather love seat, tons more!

PARKSVILLE: 110 Meridian Way (off Craig St), Sun., Aug. 4th, 9am. Furniture, GPS, books, binoculars, games... PARKSVILLE 17 & 19 & 23 Magnolia Dr. Aug 3 (8-?). Huge multi family. Household, electric power tools, fishing, antique belsaw, complete sharpening tool outfit w/manual, lawn mower, & much more. PARKSVILLE 219 Chestnut St. Aug 3 (9-3). Lots of miscellaneous items. PARKSVILLE 693 Wedgewood Cresc. Aug 3 (9-1). Furniture, household, craft stuff, seasonal bags & boxes. PARKSVILLE 762 Nanoose Ave. Aug 3 (8-?). Variety of treasures. PARKSVILLE, 8 Trill Dr. Aug 3 (8-2). Girls clothing, books, toys & CD’s. Lots of good stuff PARKSVILLE: GARAGE/ MOVING sale. Saturday, Aug. 3rd, 9am-1pm. Tools, beach, camping, diving, water sports, art supplies, compressor, air brush, drafting table, household, etc. 106 Stanford Ave. West, rear. QUALICUM 440 Cresc. Rd West. Aug 3 (8:30-1). Power washer, misc household, garden stuff, nice linen and more. QUALICUM BEACH479 Seaward Way, Sat, Aug 3, 9am-3pm.

QUALICUM BEACH (Downtown)- Newly renovated 1000 sq ft, 2 bdrm, 1 bath w/new marble sink, 5 appls, lrg living room & deck. $1000./mo. Avail Sept. 1. Min 1 year lease. N/S N/P. 2 ref’s. 250-240-0549, 250-752-3241, 250-752-7904.

COTTAGES DOWNTOWN PARKSVILLE, 2 bdrm, furnished, beach front cottage. Avail. Sept 1/13 until Jun1/14. Suit quiet responsible people $800. Elec. heat, cable & wireless internet incl. n/p,n/s. References required. Ph: 250-248-3171 FRENCH CREEK: Self contained small cottage with full kitchen and bathroom. Close to French Creek Marina. Avail. now. Ref’s req’d. $650/mo. Call (250)586-8285.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES PARKSVILLE: 2-BDRM duplex. Central location. 302 Meadowview Plc. NP/NS, Ref’s. Available Aug. 1st. $1150/mo. 250-724-6082.

MOBILE HOMES & PADS COOMBS: 2 bdrm, newly renovated, on private prop. f/s, w/d, oil heat, n/s, n/dogs. Ref’s $700/mo. + util. 250-248-9579

HOMES FOR RENT 2 BDRM + OFFICE home. W/D D/W woodstove. Fenced yard. Dogs ok, no cats, French Creek. 1050$/month + utilities. No smoking, No parties. Avail. Sept 1st. or Sept 15. 250-2488060 ...3 BEDROOM RANCHER... 3 bedrooms, den, 2 bathrooms, deck, yard, 7 appliances, freshly painted inside, new roof, wood stove (with wood splitter) and electric heat, storage shed, on cul de sac, near walking trails, non smokers only. 250-240-3840 carlaflegel@gmail.com $1200 Available now. Dashwood south. PARKSVILLE, 4 bdrm, 2 bath, fully fenced home with suite. Walk to schools & town. No large pets. Can sublet the full 2 bdrm suite downstairs for rental helper. $1500/mo 250-927-6972.


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RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

CARS

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

TRUCKS & VANS

WATERFRONT COTTAGE, DEEP BAY

1980 OLDS 88, Royale Brougham, royal blue, 157,000 km, all stock, top shape. $2,500. Call (250)752-6690.

1994 K99 TRAVELAIRE camper. Stove, oven, fridge, shower/bathroom. Good condition. $5000. 250-757-9960

3 BR, 3.5 Bath, 2,800 sq. ft. 3-story Fairfield home. Open house Sat Aug 3 & Sun Aug 4 from 1 to 3 PM at 1059 Clare St. $3,100 monthly rent w/1 yr lease. Tenant responsible for all utilities and yard maintenance. Pets & commencement date negotiable. 250-208-1551

23 minutes north of Qualicum Beach. Panoramic views, Private, well insulated. Large 1 bdrm, en-suite w/ guest bath; sundeck. W/D. NS/NP. Avail Aug 1st. $875./mo.

250-757-9125

OFFICE/RETAIL UNIQUE RETAIL space available in Coombs, BC. Interesting setting come have fun. $700. 250-586-1372. Call Virginia 250-594-2404 please refer to our website: www.parksvillerealestate.com to view our rental properties CHARMING fully furnished 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage style home for rent, October thru’ April, in desirable location of Parksville, 3 min. to beach, mini golf, Munchkinland, Quality Bayside Inn & pub, corner store, pleasant walk to downtown, boardwalk, community park. Please view at; http://www.vrbo.com/175653 then email me if interested. bakerkid@gmail.com ERRINGTON- 3 bdrms+ den, 2 bath, wood & electric heat, lrg 2000sq ft duplex w/private deck. Available Oct 1. $1000. Call (250)724-5537. HILLIERS AREA: Aug. 1st, 2 bdrm mobile with covered deck. Mountain and pasture view. Located on private land not in a park. NS/NP. $825. Call (250)752-3425. NANOOSE BAY 3-4 bdrm, 2 bath, lrg private fenced yard. Near walking trails. N/S, pets neg. No parties. 1 yr lease. $1300/mo, Avail Sep 1. Call 250-468-9809. PARKSVILLE 2 bdrm private yard, pets OK. $900/mo. Avail Aug 1. Call 250-752-2772 PARKSVILLE, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, w/d, f/s, pets ok. $1000 p/mo + utils. Avail. Immed. 250-5864337 PARKSVILLE, Lovely 3 Bedroom Rancher, in quiet area, 7 appliances, 2 baths, fenced yard. $1350/mo. Contact: richard630@shaw.ca QUALICUM WOODS- very bright & clean 4 bdrm, 2 bath, den, W/D, 2100sq ft, character house, natural gas supported by heat pump with HRV, priv lot .38 acres. NS/NP. $1600+ utils. (778)679-0665.

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

101-897 W. Island Hwy Parksville, B.C., V9P 2E9

SMALLER home, very private, NS/NP. Discount to Seniors or disable. $650. (250)248-6554

RECREATION

1993 LINCOLN Town car63,000 miles, leather interior, red, tires and vehicle in good shape. $1,500. Call (250)7569282. 1998 DODGE Dakota 4X4. Fully loaded 318 with Raider Deluxe canopy. 282,000 km. $6000. 250-927-5623, 250228-4097. 2001 CHEVY Cavalier, beige in colour, fabric upholstery. Non smoking vehicle. Automatic, A/C, runs well, 140,000 km. $2,650. Call (250)7297335.

2002 SATURN L100, 4 door, automatic, exc. running cond., beautifully clean inside and out. A/C works. 240,000 hwy km. $2000. (250)390-4351.

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S GARDEN & Trolleys 1996 FORD 1-ton Crew Cab custom box, headache rack, $5K front end work done, $2,900 obo. Call 250-7240709.

2003 ADVENTURER Motorhome E-350 Ford, V10 motor, roof & dash a/c, awning, solar panel, 85000 km, good shape, $26,000 obo. 250-723-8070.

2004 CITATION 25RLS 5th wheel Hitch, tripod stabilizer, thermo windows, jacks, 2 skylights, awning, solar panels, 6V fans, air vents, slide outs. $16,000 obo. 250-723-3009.

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.

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RV PADS

MARINE

PARKSVILLE AREA- RV pad. Wooded site. $440./mo, includes utils. Avail. now. Call 250-927-5623, 250-228-4097.

BOATS

PARKSVILLE- SENIOR self contained patio suite, 1 bdrm. Lynn, (250)303-0098.

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.

2006 PONTIAC Pursuit, 98,719k’s. Tinted back windows, new tires, $5,800. (250)390-3820 2007 GRAND Caravan. 145,000 km. $6000. 250-9275623, 250-228-4097. 2008 TOYOTA Prius, exc. cond., 2 sets of wheels, new front breaks, dealer maintained and factory recalls completed. 160,000 km. Asking $16,900 obo. (250)757-8193.

SPORTS & IMPORTS

SUITES, LOWER NORTH QUALICUM, Small suite on private, quiet acreage. N/S, N/P, furnished. $695 p/m utils inc’d. Call 250-951-2706 QUALICUM- COUNTRY living close to Qualicum Beach, 1 bdrm suite, wood stove, inclds all utils, 3 appls+ W/D, satellite TV incl’d. NS/NP. Aug 15. Refs req. $760. 250-752-3557. Shawnigan Lake - Bright Ground Floor Suite, Near Village, 1 BDRM, 600 sq ft, clean, quiet, 3 appls., HD cable, WiFi and util. incl., deck, garden view, n/s, n/p. avail. now, $675/mo. 250743-6754

TOWNHOUSES QUALICUM BEACH: Spacious 2 story townhouse, 55+ building. 2 bdrm, 2 bath, NS/NP. Long term $1100. Call (250)248-7368.

2006 Hyundai Elantra hatchback GT. 128,000 k, Fully loaded, sunroof, 5 speed. One owner, lady driven. $4900. obo. Call 250-752-0429

26’ 1995 Layton 5th Wheel, slide-out, lots of storage, stand up bedroom, A/C, TV, mircowave, excellent condition, hitch available. $7,300. (250)468-9341. Turn-key ready.

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

2003 28” Travelair, $26,900. ford E450,tires, brakes good, no leaks, isl bed, air clean. Consider class B/camp van trade.82K. 250-285-2030.

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2003 JEEP Liberty Ltd. Edition, black, auto, 4WD, 3.7L V6. Recent check up. 123,000km. Leather, power everything, cruise, CD/tape player, spare tire. $8,600. Call 1-250-812-8646.

TRUCKS & VANS

1988 BAYLINER, 24’, 230 HP, in excellent condition and many extras, $10,500. Trailer available for $1,500. Call (250)760-0962.

1993 BAYLINER Ciera 2556. Avail with slip at Comox Bay Marina. Radar, depth sounder, radio, dinghy & more. $21,000. For info call (250)336-8339.

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OasisLife.ca 22’ CATALINA. Swing Keel, All Sails, including Spinnaker. With stove, potpourrie & radio, On brand new custom Roadrunner Trailer with brakes. Volvo Penta longshaft outboard motor. In PERFECT condition $7995. Call 250-757-8688, after 6pm OR Cell 780-916-4218 anytime.

2004 F-150 FORD 2 x 2 Extended cab. 4 door, air, cruise, box liner, 240,000 k, great work truck, in good shape. $6900. 250-752-0429.

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2008 ALJO 17’ Travel trailer. Sleeps 4, 3-pc bath, 3-burner stove & oven, large fridge & freezer. Tandem axle, 2 propane tanks. Lightweight for towing, comes w/breathable winter cover & wheel covers. $11,500. obo. (250)594-5557.

25’ ALPENLITE 5th wheel. Complete with hitch, fully equipped, aluminum frame, tandem axle. Walk-in shower, solar panels, good cond., must be seen. Asking $6000. obo. (250)335-1796.

250-248-7100.

BIGFOOT TRAILER, 1996. 17’. Large fridge/freezer, 4burner stove/oven, hot water, furnace, very nice condition. $10,500. (250)248-7194.

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2002 PONTIAC Montana Mini van. In excellent cond. V6, fully loaded. Seats 7 adults, Asking $3850.00. obo. jaibee@telus.net or call 250-954-3308

SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING

Eco Living

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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

ECUBE

92 CHEV 3/4T Pick Up, 4x4 turbo diesel, auto, winch, canopy, boat rack, tow package, low KM’s, stand cab, extras. Excellent condition $6500. 250-339-3404

36’ COMPOSITE Sleeps 5 Perkins 6, exc. hyd. Anchor/thruster, well found. On land til Aug. launch. trades? $145,000. (250)248-4495

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OTFC bring gold back from B.C.’s Local track athletes excel in provincial championships despite Kamloops heat JAMES CL ARKE sports@pqbnews.com

Oceanside Track & Field Club battled blazing heat and came up big at the B.C. Track and Field Championships. Played in Kamloops July 19-21, the annual event for athletes 14 and older, featured the best in B.C. OTFC sprinter/hurdler coach Laurie Ritchie took five athletes, and leading the charge for the local high performance club  was Felix Richter who “ran several stunning performances over the weekend,” winning all three of his events — the 100m, 200m and 100m hurdles — in which he out-sprinted the B.C. High School Midget boys champion, with personal best times of 11.28, 22.84 and 13.69 for triple gold. Richter’s efforts now have him ranked fourth in Canada in the 100m and first in Canada in Midget boys in the 100m Hurdles. “These performances are magnified by the fact that he just started track in April, and this meet was only the fourth time he has ever raced 100m hurdles,” Ritchie pointed out. Other OTFC highlights had Kyra Blyt bagging bronze in the 14-year-old Midget Girls 100m with a time of 13.45, and tak-

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OTFC medalists, from left, Kyra Blyt, Felix Richter, Steven Schan and Simon Morrison with the medals they mined at the B.C. championships.

ing sixth in the 200m in 27.60 — both personal bests. She also threw a personal best discus at 22.69. Simon Morrison shaved five tenths of a second off his best in the 100m for a time of 12.79 and took almost a full second off his best in the 200m to take bronze in the 14-year-old boys Midget category while also throwing a personal best in javelin.

Steven Schan bettered his times in the 200m and 300m and won gold in the Midget 15-year-old boys 200m hurdles despite falling twice. Schan is currently ranked third in Canada amongst Midget boys in this event. Daniel Stewart, coached by OTFC throwing coach Cathy MacKenzie, competed in the Jr. Men’s hammer and fin-

ished fourth. “It was probably the best showing ever for OTFC sprinters in the time I’ve been coaching, everybody set personal bests, and everybody medaled.  Also in the mix and competing in the searing heat were OTFC’s seven distance runners.  “It was a tough, tough weekend for our distance runners because of the heat — absolutely brutal weather for running distances,” distance coach Kim Longmuir said, pointing out it was over 30C every day, and race time temperature for Saturday afternoon’s 1500m event was 39C. “The kids did the best they could do. All the distance runners were struggling. It’s very, very difficult to reach legion standards in those kind of conditions.” In order to advance to the Royal Canadian Legion Championships, (Midget and Youth Nationals slated for Langley Aug 9-11) as a member of Team B.C., an athlete had to win at the B.C.’s and do so in Legion standard time. Other athletes who achieved Legion standard times at earlier meets, can also qualify for Team B.C. or compete at the nationals representing their clubs. See On tO natiOnalS, page A38

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The 12th annual Royal Canadian Legion Branch 49 Men’s and Ladies Triples Tournament is in the books, and the storyline this year was the abundance of sun and the all-local match-ups in both the Men’s and Women’s A Division finals. “Exceptionally fast greens, great weather and enthusiastic crowds and players made for a picture perfect tournament,” Parksville Lawn Bowling Club’s (PBLC) Carol Bucyk said after the finals.

Thirty-two teams (96 people) from Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Nanaimo and Port Alberni, took to the pitch. “That was an excellent game, back and forth the whole way. Those are the kind of games you want to have, especially when you come out on the winning side,” Qualicum Beach’s Bill Davenport surmised after edging out PLBC skip Martin Fereday 12-11 Sunday morning to advance to the gold medal game. “One bowl could have changed it. It was a nail-biter,” said Bucyk. Davenport and teammates Harry Jackson and Bri-

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Warm-up for Shades of Pink continued from page a36

Parksville swept the final two divisions, with Rick Dolley, Peter Zyboyovsky and Gil Simpson taking the C, and John Badger, John Schofield and David Perry the D.    On the Women’s side of the draw, it was an all-Parksville A  Division final that saw Sandi Mitchell, Gloria Wilcox and Lynne Britz take a14-11 win over their PLBC counterparts Roberta Stets, Barb Fong and Bobbi Cyr. Third place went to Pat Cutt’s team from Courtenay, and the fourth place finishers in the A were Anne Holland, Jan MacNaughton and Gwen Kelly of Parksville. In the B division final between two Nanaimo teams, it was Mary Mulligan’s team beating out June Meaning and company. Mona Haddad’s Nanaimo team won the C Division and Qualicum Beach’s Lynne Chwartacki, Liz Pendleton and Maureen Hanright won the D. NEXT UP: The Club Men’s and Ladies Triples

as well as the ‘Battle of the Sexes’ Salmon Can Trophy this weekend (Aug. 3-4). On Aug. 14 PLBC hosts its annual Shades of Pink Tournament in support of local cancer patients and their families. Bucyk said the women of the club will be dressed in their shades of pink and “will be lawn bowling all day long to raise money for this charity which we have been proud to be a part of for a number of years. The guys of the club will also be in pink, but they’ll be busy in the kitchen keeping us well fed, etc. It’s an important fundraiser.”   MLA Michelle Stilwell will be at the club around 8:30 a.m.  to get the activities underway, “and throughout the day, we’ll be having lots of other fundraising activities away from the greens such as head shaves, ring toss, bocce etc. to raise money for the tournament.” The public is invited to watch and admission is always free. The club is located at 149 E. Stanford in Parksville.

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You can add the name of another local rep team that stepped up to the plate at their Island finals and earned themselves a berth in the B.C.’s. In the mix at the Peewee AA Island championships in Duncan last weekend, the Oceanside Reds rep team of 12 and 13 year olds went 4-0 on the weekend with the smallest margin of victory

by eight runs, posting big wins over Victoria (166), Comox (18-6) and Campbell River (9-1), before blasting the Cowichan Thunder 18-7 in the gold medal game. “It was a complete team effort,” said proud coach Kurt Bowles. BATTER UP: The Reds will now take their game up the road to Comox Aug. 1-5 for the Peewee AA provincials.

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Thomas Oxland, just back from his first experience representing Canada at the  IAAF World Youth Championships in Donetsk, Ukraine, ran the 800 meter event on the Sunday and won it, Natural gas is used safely in B.C. every day. But if you just edging out his brother Peter at the line. smell rotten eggs, go outside first, then call us. “They went one-two, It was so exciting,” said Longmuir. Learn more at fortisbc.com/safety. Peter also placed fourth in the 1500m and just missed out on bronze. This will be Thomas’ second time competing FortisBC uses the FortisBC name and logo under license from Fortis Inc. (13-048.22 06/2013) at the Nationals, he won 800m gold in Ottawa two years ago. Both Oxlands have made Team B.C., 8.22_GasOdourPrintAd_FOR583_4.3125x6.5_PRESS.indd 1 6/14/2013 10:27:03 AM and  Miryam Bassett, 16, who achieved Legion standard time in the 1500 meter earlier in the season, will be competing at the nationals. Bassett  won the National Development 1500m event  at the big Victoria International earlier this season. Also performing well was Tkia King who fin-

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ished sixth in the 2000m steeplechase. Taylor Chestnut finished fifth in the 400m event Rebecca Bassett, 18, finished sixth in the 800m, and eighth in the 1500m, while brother Yosef, 15, was seventh in the 800m. “It was interesting season weather wise,” Longmuir surmised when asked about this most recent campaign “Those kids raced in gale force winds, they raced in monsoons, they raced in heat, but despite it all we had some outstanding performances.” OTFC SENDS SIX athletes to the upcoming Legion Youth and Midget Nationals being held in Langley Aug. 9-11. Felix Richter, and Peter and Thomas Oxland on Team BC, and Miryam Bassett, Steven Schan and  Makayla Hoey, 14, who is too young to be selected to Team BC, will be competing in the Pentathlon event in which she is the BC champion for her age group — will represent OTFC. “It’s pretty cool. It’s a big event and it’s a great experience for them,” said Longmuir.

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