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Balancing charges Debate heating up over city’s plan to increase DCCs JOHN HARDING editor@pqbnews.com

A potential 45 per cent increase to the costs developers must pay the city is sending the wrong message and flies in the face of other Parksville housing policies, says the CEO of the local chamber of commerce. While any actual increase will be a matter of debate for council in the months ahead, the numbers being floated currently in relation to development cost charges (DCCs) would have a city bill for the construction of a single family home jump to almost $21,000 from its current $14,000. “This sends a negative message to developers, which is compounded by the fact that the development process in Parksville remains difficult,” Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce CEO Kim Burden said last week. “Developers are just not going to come.” The last time Parksville raised its DCCs was 2008. In the four years following, the total value of all building permits issued in the city plummeted 58 per cent. It was a bad time for the economy in B.C. and the world, but during the same four years, B.C.’s building permit values dropped 17 per cent in comparison. If Parksville goes ahead with DCC increases as they have been floated (approximately 45 per cent), the city will enter the top 10 of the most expensive DCCs in the province, according to the most recent data from the provincial government (December, 2011), which compiles and lists the DCCs for more than 100 B.C. communities. Parksville would move ahead of communities like Kelowna, Harrison Hot Springs, Whistler and North Vancouver. See MORE ACTIVITY, page A9

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MUSICAL RIDE: Arbutus Meadows in Nanoose Bay was packed with spectators for three shows of the famed RCMP Musical Ride on the long weekend. For more photos from a busy and beautiful holiday weekend in Parksville Qualicum Beach, see inside today’s edition of The NEWS, and check out our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/PQBNews.

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“Nina the Wonderdog” has fought off snakes in Arizona, a protective mother deer in Princeton and a truck that hit her in Parksville last month. Last week, the six-kilogram (13-pound), eight-year-old Chihuahua who recently moved to Qualicum Bay survived what may have been her toughest battle of all — a skirmish with a young cougar.

Joe Sparrow was sitting in his backyard in Dunne’s Mobile Home Park July 29 with Nina close by and on a leash when the cougar came out of the nearby bush and attacked. Joe’s wife Sherry was inside the house when she heard what she called a “terrible noise.” When she ran to the backyard, she saw Nina in the jaws of the big cat and Joe holding on to Nina’s leash. The cougar was dragging all three into the bush. Joe gave Sherry the lease and went

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stArtinG Point Interactive artist with dinner at DBMFS Take in a summer sunset dinner on the deck at the Deep Bay Marine Field Station, while a renowned wood sculptor stimulates your mind. Douglas J. Fisher is celebrated around the world for his thoughtprovoking and inspiring works of art. He will be giving a 90-minute interactive presentation on Friday August 9, as the Vancouver Island University Culinary Institute prepares a gourmet dinner. The presentation is called Ideas Inspiration and Creativity-Thinking Outside the Box. Fisher, known as an entertaining presenter, is regularly invited to lecture and demonstrate around the globe. Tickets for the evening are $40 per person. Dinner begins at 6 p.m., the lecture starts at 7 p.m. Call to reserve tickets at 250-7406611 or get them at the Salish Sea Market in Bowser or at the Deep Bay Marine Field Station. — NEWS Staff

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As a fundraiser for Cortes Island’s not-for-profit, volunteer-run museum, the Cortes Museum & Archives Society sponsors an annual series of summer cruises aboard the motor sailor Misty Isles. While the ship has sailed six museum-sponsored trips since early June 2013, three trips — each of which takes place in August — still remain. For more information — or to reserve a spot on one of these exciting trips — please contact the Cortes Museum (250935-6340; cimas@twincomm.ca), or visit the Museum’s website: cortesmuseum.ca. — NEWS Staff

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MACH 1 WINNER: This 1969 Mustang Mach 1 owned by Randy Forrest of Parksville won the participant’s choice award at the Ocean Idlers Car Club’s annual show, held this weekend at the Coombs Fairgrounds. View photos from the show at: www.facebook.com/PQBNews.

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All open fires prohibited The fire danger is currently rated extreme throughout the region AUREN RUVINSKY writer@pqbnews.com

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While the record stretch of hot dry weather may be perfect for beach days, it is leading to dangerous conditions in the forest. Local authorities have followed the provincial lead, banning all open burning throughout the Parksville Qualicum Beach area and almost the entire Coastal Fire Centre which covers southwest B.C. Effective last Thursday until further notice, all open fires of any size are prohibited. This includes campfires, fireworks, Tiki torches and burning barrels but does not apply to contained gas, propane or briquette cooking stoves or portable campfire apparatus with a CSA or ULC rating not producing a flame higher than

15 cm (6”). “This prohibition is necessary due to dry forest fuels and a forecast for a prolonged period without substantial rain,” said Parksville fire chief Doug Banks in a news release. The fire danger rating is currently extreme throughout the region. The public is urged to exercise caution on forested land, discard cigarettes carefully and limit movement of ATVs and motorcycles through tall grass and undergrowth. This July became the first since 1958 without any rain and while there is a slightly increased chance of precipitation, the long-term outlook is generally warm and dry and experts say it will take a long wet spell to change the fire danger. Check www.bcwildfire.ca for the latest on fire activity, conditions and prohibitions. Report open fires to the local fire department. As usual report fire emergencies to 911.

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“I was just shouting, ‘drop my dog, drop my dog’,” said Joe. “I don’t know how many times I hit it.” Sherry said Joe hit the cougar “dozens of times” before the cat dropped a bloody Nina on the lawn and skulked into the bush. Nina still wasn’t about to back down, however. Sherry said it was a challenge to get the dog into the house. “Full of blood, she is running back toward the bush,” said Sherry. Nina has serious lacerations on her head and neck. She had a drain attached to her skull, which was removed Friday and it seems she is going to survive this close encounter with a cougar. “That’s why we call her Nina the Wonderdog,” said Sherry, who added that she was still shaking when talking about the incident four days after it happened. The Sparrows said Conservation Officer Steve Ackles responded to the scene and eventually the cougar was shot and killed. The Sparrows said the same big cat killed a black lab dog in their neighbourhood earlier the same day as the incident with Nina. The Sparrows did see, and take photos, of the dead cougar in the back of the conservation officer’s truck. The cougar was said to be young, perhaps one year old, and was about four feet long, not including the tail. The NEWS was unable to reach Ackles for comment by press time. The Sparrows and Nina moved to Qualicum Bay only two weeks ago. They spend a large chunk of the year in Arizona, where Sherry said Nina often encounters rattlesnakes.

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ust another hot and sunny weekend in the paradise we call Parksville Qualicum Beach? Well, not really — this B.C. Day long weekend was packed with popular events. The three-show total attendance for the RCMP Musical Ride at Arbutus Meadows was approximately 4,200. Thousands more went to car shows in both Parksville and Coombs. Elvis appeared at the Parksville Legion, Bluegrass Festival music was all around Coombs and it was time for the amateurs to shine at the Quality Foods Canadian Open San Sculpting Competition and Exhibition. For more photos from the weekend, please visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/PQBNews.

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It’s the longest running annual event in Qualicum Beach, but this year’s Ocean Mile Swim promises something just a little bit different. Anne Porteous, the aquatic programmer with the Regional District of Nanaimo said this year’s 56th version will feature a tribute to longtime organizer Doug Taylor, who died in the past year. “We are going to do something special for him in his honour,” she said. “There will be an added trophy and we’ll have a moment of silence.” The swim starts at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11 on Qualicum Beach. Registration for this free event is the same day from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. The Ocean Mile Swim is an individual, as opposed to a team event, with last year’s winner clocking 22 minutes and 12 seconds, although Porteous said most people average between 30 and 40 minutes. She noted though that times can vary wildly, depending on currents and tides. She suggested first-time participants consider swimming a mile at the Ravensong Aquatic Centre first to see if they have the stamina. Then, she said, they might want to consider trying it out at the beach. “Swim parallel to the beach and never swim alone,” she cautioned.

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On swim day, she recommended participants bring towels, a change of clothes and something to put on their feet after they get out of the water. The Ocean Mile Swim is a free event. “We are encouraging participation and active living,” she said. Although the event is staffed by the Regional District of Nanaimo, Porteous said more volunteers are always welcome. For more information, call her at 250-7525014


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Another case of illegal dumping on the side of the road has at least one San Pareil resident annoyed. Peter Kupiak reported a small truck load worth of garbage, including an old refrigerator and kitchen waste, tucked behind a bush on the river side of Plummer Road this week. He said he doesn’t usually walk that way so he doesn’t know how long it’s been there. Regional District of Nanaimo zero waste compliance officer Maude Mackey said they take dumping very seriously. “It’s a very common problem in the RDN, but not common in San Pareil,” she said, though it

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Karena Lawrence of Smashing Glass & Anything Art in Parksville said her daughter Estée Marquis has always been very crafty. Estee and her friend Danica MacDonald joined Karena at Art in the Garden in Nanoose Bay last month. Karena will be closing down her Parksville gallery at the end of the summer but will be continuing with her glass/art classes at her home studio. Exciting things are happening at VIU’s Deep Bay Marine Field Station. Milner Gardens’ summer music program returned to the stunning facility overlooking Baines Sound on July 25 with guitarist, vocalist and comedian Todd Butler. With a stunning combination of musical parody, whimsical wit, outstanding musicianship, and outrageous satire Todd’s performance had the audience laughing and begging for more. Next up is Phil Dwyer’s Adult Jazz Intensive Ensemble August 22 and The Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra on August 30. The doors open at 5:00 p.m. leaving plenty of time to enjoy the view and the delicious food prepared by the talented students in the VIU culinary program before the music starts at 6:30 p.m. Kale has been getting a lot of buzz these days as a superfood. The leafy vegetable is packed with nutrients but it is easy to forget it is healthy when you crunch into a batch of home made kale chips. Ruby Forrester started making her yummy kale chips a couple of years ago and she sells them at the Craig Street Market in Parksville and the Errington Farmers Market. Ruby gets her organic kale from Nanoose Edibles and turns them into crunchy healthy treats with flavours including the Queen of Herbs, Dill Pickle, Cashew Crunch and Aloha. The Hodge brothers who spend their summers in Qualicum Beach may be young but they are not lacking ambition. Back in November they took out a loan and bought a cotton candy vending business. Since then the Cotton Candy Kids have been spinning sugar into sticky sweet floss at school carnivals, corporate events and fairs. 13 year old Robbie and 11 year old twins Dawson and Brandon were vendors at the St. Mark’s Fair July 27. The boys who go to school in Coquitlam are also boy scouts and will no doubt be getting a badge for their entrepreneurial skills. The World Parrot Refuge in Coombs held its second summer garage sale July 27. The Thrift Shop was loaded with treasures to pick from including some lavender products. Wendy Huntbach, founder of the facility which houses hundreds of unwanted and abandoned birds has started a lavender farm on the acreage. Wendy said she is growing the lavender so there will always be income coming in to support the birds long after she is gone. Wendy said she is grateful for all of the support she gets from the community, particularly from Save On Foods in Parksville which she said has been their biggest corporate sponsor since she built the flight centre. There has been a lot of splashing going on at Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort in Parksville. The outdoor pool and hot tub officially opened last month and will remain open through the fall.

11 year old Estée Marquis (left) and 10 year old Danica MacDonald had fun selling their whimsical Fimo clay creations at Art in the Garden in Nanoose Bay last month. Estee will be entering one of her creations into the community exhibit at the Coombs Fair August 10 and 11 with hopes of winning a coveted Rosette.

There was delicious food and great entertainment for the first of the Music by the Bay concert series at VIU’s Deep Bay Marine Field Station. Facilities Coordinator, Stephanie Richards was busy July 25 making sure there were plenty of tasty treats for those who came out for a hilarious performance by Todd Butler.

Six year old Leelee Forrester wore this Hawaiian ensemble at the Errington Farmers Market July 27 to help her mom Ruby promote her Aloha flavoured kale chips made with coconut, pineapple and Manuka Honey. Ruby uses local organic kale from Nanoose Edibles and makes a variety sweet and savoury flavoured chips.

These young entrepreneurs from Coquitlam who spend their summers in Qualicum Beach call themselves the Cotton Candy Kids. 11 year old Dawson Hodge (left), his 13 year old brother Robbie and his twin brother Brandon (right) were doing a booming business July 27 at the St. Mark’s Fair.

Wendy Huntbach owner of the World Parrot Refuge in Coombs and Earl Grey, one of her rescued birds are hoping people will vote for the bird sanctuary in the Shell Fuelling Change online contest. Shell Canada has put up a $25,000 grant for the charity that gets the most votes.

Great news from Robynne Shaw, General Manager of Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort in Parksville. The outdoor pool and hot tub are now open. The project was completed last month and also includes a fitness facility.

Submissions are welcome. Telephone Brenda Gough at 250-248-1188 or email: bgough@pqbnews.com

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Parksville Mayor Chris Burger said the city’s increasing infrastructure costs — especially the much-discussed water treatment facility — are forcing the community to look at all ways to increase revenue. He also said any DCC increases are months and much council debate away and a firm number is yet to be established. “If there’s any issue right now that’s causing me to lose sleep, it’s this one,” said the mayor. “There is a balance we have to strike here. If we end up with a DCC structure that suspends development, we won’t collect any DCCs. There are options for council to consider.” Burger concedes much of the city’s need for more revenue centres around the water treatment facility. Provincial authorities are demanding the city treat its water, much of which comes from the Englishman River. No new treatment facility means the city might not be licensed to draw water from the river. “If we don’t build this plant we won’t have a water supply and there won’t be any development,” said Burger. Chamber boss Burden said drastic increases in the DCCs would be counterproductive in relation to other city policies regarding downtown revitalization and affordable housing. He said a 45 per cent increase in DCCs would “fly in the face” of these other policies. “There are other ways to find that same revenue,” Burden suggested. “This (proposed) DCC

increase is a huge negative message. We are competing with other communities to have this economic input (development).” Burden also said “sometimes you have to recover costs by increasing volume,” pointing to BC Ferries as an example of how increasing charges doesn’t translate into more revenue. “They kept on raising their rates and then wondered why their ridership dropped,” he said. Much of the new-home development in our region has occurred in the regional-district-controlled areas close to, but outside, the boundaries of Parksville and Qualicum Beach. That’s because DCCs there are much less than what is even currently charged in Parksville, said Burden. “It’s way less than what we pay here, probably half,” he said. Burger said his city provides much more in services than what the regional district provides. “I get called all the time from people in the regional district complaining about their level of service,” said Burger, who was asked what kind of services are superior in Parksville to those of the regional district. “Wait ‘til there’s a snowfall,” said the mayor. Burden said the chamber is still working on a formal presentation about DCC increases it expects to make to city council in the weeks ahead.

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ever has a gold medalist been so vilified. Well, since Ben Johnson anyway. Parksville-Qualicum MLA Michelle Stilwell is taking some heat from letter writers and others for continuing her career as a world champion Paralympic athlete. We see both sides to this scenario, perhaps more than two sides. At least one letter writer has beaten us up over the issue too, saying we haven’t done enough to criticize Stilwell over her absences from the constituency. Fair enough. It should be noted we have seen Stilwell at numerous community events in the short time she has been MLA — basically doing an MLA’s job. So, it’s not like she won the election and disappeared. Frankly, we were more troubled with her taking a couple weeks off right after earning the Liberal nomination. She didn’t have the MLA’s job yet — she was auditioning or interviewing for it, if you will — and split to Australia to train. We have to say we thought that showed some disdain for voters, but we accepted her explanation that it was a commitment she felt she needed to honour. But it wasn’t the nationals or the world championships. When she went to Moncton for the national championships about a month ago, Stilwell was in and out in record time, spending more time on a plane than in Moncton. But she basically raced alone in that event and, as a Paralympic champion and world record holder, should have been given a pass straight to the worlds so she could skip the nationals. Stilwell will tell you she feels totally plugged in to her job as MLA and as an active member of the B.C. Liberal caucus who sits on some powerful committees (core review for one). We suspect she believes her phone, tablet and Internet access is all she needs. In fact, she was cheeky about that when asked about her trip to Australia: “Ever hear about technology?” she said. Sure, but not everyone has access to, can understand how to use, or even wants to deal with their elected official through e-mail, Skype, Twitter, Facebook and text. Some people, especially in this, the region with the oldest demographic in the country, would like some face time with their MLA to discuss their issues. And that’s a fair request. We believe Stilwell is a good role model for youth and others. We also believe the optics of Australia, Moncton and France are bad and she needs to spend more time in the area, which will be a battle considering how many cabinet committee responsibilities she has taken on. We suspect this will continue to be an issue for some constituents as long as she is our MLA. — Editorial by John Harding

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“You might want your grandma’s table that you spent every Christmas having dinner on, but you don’t really want your grandma’s table...” Christie Carter-toKairin see page a29

please be more critical of our mla Isn’t it about time your paper became a little more critical of the behaviour of our MLA? It is unbelievable that you cannot write a report in your newspaper that tells both sides of the Paralympic athlete and the disregard for anything MLA. Having said that, let’s congratulate our hero. She has singlehandedly shown by the use of modern technology that there is no need for an MLA office, a legislature and all the government offices and personnel. They can now go anywhere in the world, do as they wish to conduct the business they were elected to do, either lying in the sun or racing their wheelchairs. Wow, what a tax savings to us pensioners, wage earners and families who can’t make enough to keep their heads above water by staying in her constituency. Congratulations “Mickey,” go for it. Get out there and lead the way (as you so often proudly tell us). Hopefully the people who don’t have the electronic gadgets, wages and expense accounts you have, can read a report on what your real achievements are, in a newspaper that can get back to what real reporting is all about. Kevin Wilson Parksville

need mla’s help I would like to offer sincere congratulations to our MLA Michelle Stilwell on her success in the world championships in France.

In recent weeks, I’ve been struggling with a difficult problem in our health care system. Many of my friends/neighbours suggested I contact our MLA. I have never in my 73 years contacted any MLA or MP, but I was getting desperate so I thought I’d give it a try. I e-mailed Stilwell. The e-mail  was returned as undeliverable. I phoned The NEWS and asked about the whereabouts of her office/phone number. I was given the phone number of her administrative assistant. I did contact her and gave her information as to my problems. She replied to me and I forwarded her a letter which I had sent. This took place July 10. As I write this letter, it is July 31 and I have not as yet heard from either our MLA or her administrative assistant. In the meantime, I have solved some of my problems myself. I do however wonder which is more important, winning races or helping constituents? It does make me question the priorities of our MLA. Cathryn Bolton   Qualicum Beach

not a fan of rVs etc. I liked your recent article about RVs, as I am one of those who does not care to see RVs, boats, trailers and excess vehicles parked at the front of residential property. We moved a number of years ago to escape this same situation in Surrey, now we are starting to see the same thing happen here. It wasn’t like that when we first came here 10 years ago. RVs and boats parked right up to, or almost to, the curb or sidewalk. Current city bylaws allow these to

be parked on residential property, not encroaching on public or city property. Some of these units just sit there, year after year. It seems that most folks either don’t know where their property line is, or don’t really care where it is. Ideally, huge oversized units do not belong on small residential lots. That is what storage facilities are for. There are several of these facilities in the local area.  The other issue mentioned in the article has to do with messy and unsightly lots, with uncut grass, weeds and junk. This seems to be increasing over the past several years. The city states that compliance is complaint driven but many residents are hesitant to complain about the actions of friends and neighbours. But in the meantime, the neighbourhood slowly deteriorates. In the corporate world, compliance comes about through inspection and identification of bylaw and regulatory requirements, followed up by corrective action. Shouldn’t the same apply to the municipal environment? It just seems logical that if the bylaw compliance folks spent a bit of time each week cruising through neighbourhoods, they would see the violators and take corrective action. One-half day per week doing this would make a big difference towards bylaw compliance. The city has spent significant dollars erecting signs at the entrances to Parksville selling the concept that this a clean and desirable place to reside. On the surface that would be the case, however, a closer look shows a deteriorating environment of RVs, boats, trailers, and cars loaded with cardboard along with messy lots.   

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Bowser fest has carving

Second annual event approaches LISSA ALEXANDER reporter@pqbnews.com

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Goats will be a big part of the 100th annual Coombs Fair, happening Aug 10 and 11 at the Coombs Fairgrounds.

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100th Coombs Fair coming up Award-winning musicians, horse shows, animals, interactive displays, exhibits LISSA ALEXANDER reporter@pqbnews.com

One hundred years ago a group of farmers from Saanich moved to the Hillers area and decided to hold a fall fair. They wanted to show what could be grown and raised in the area. Since then the Coombs Fair has run annually, except one year during World War II. And this year the fun will continue. The Arrowsmith Agricultural Association is presenting the Coombs Fair August 10 and 11 at the Coombs Fairgrounds. Saturday at 10 a.m. will be the official opening of the fair, and will be attended by local dignitaries and Coombs Fair veterans. The Fair will receive a prestigious award, the Century Farm Award, presented by local MLA Michelle Stilwell. The official 100-year cake cutting ceremony will take place right after the pet parade on Sunday, which happens at 11. This year the featured animal is the goat, and the Vancouver Island Goat Association will have a huge interactive display, with milking, cheese making and other goat-related activities.

The Coombs fair is known for one of the largest 4H shows on the island, and being the first fall fair in the area, many 4Hers make their way to the fair. The club brings a variety of livestock, small engines, crafts, food, photography and more. The Cloverbuds, a pre4H program of 6-8 year olds will also have a display set up. The horse show is also a popular event and this year will include a musical ride around noon on Saturday. Children will have their own fun zone called Doolittle Square, with games, activities, and rides including a bouncy castle. Ladies Nail Driving is a popular event, that will happen Sunday afternoon about 3 p.m. And people won’t want to miss the duck and chicken races, both days at 4 p.m., with the finals taking place Sunday There will be education displays and booths including the needle arts guild, spinners and weavers, rock and gem club and local blacksmiths. People can peruse the fair entries, like baking, vegetables, flowers, arts and crafts, and vendors will be on-site selling locally made wares. See top notch, page A23

Bowser will be a flurry of chainsaws, carving tools and torches this weekend as the second annual Bowser Carving Festival takes place. At least seven professional carvers will be set up with their tools on the grassy area beside the Salish Sea Market August 8 through 11th. Renowned local artist Ken Kirkby hatched the idea because local artists and merchants were complaining to him that the economy was terrible and business was down. “I said, ‘why don’t we have a giant carve fest and fill Bowser with beautiful things made by local humans with local materials,” he said. The idea is to attract tourists as well as locals to the event, who will also spend time in the area. And in about ten years time, have more sculptures per square kilometre than any other place, Kirkby said. He also hopes the event will bring people together, and create an old-fashioned-style community. Last year, four Island carvers spent a weekend carving at the Sand Bar Cafe in Qualicum Bay. The finished pieces were purchased by local businesses and remain in visable areas around the community. This year local businesses have stepped up again to purchase the seven pieces, Kirkby said, but people are encouraged to come watch the wood sculptures take form. The event is driven by the folks at the Sand Bar Cafe to the south of the community and the Salish Sea Market on the north end of the community, and it will alternate at the two locations every year, Kirkby explained. He hopes the event keeps growing larger each year, attracting more and more talented carvers to fill up Lighthouse Country with their work. “We happen to have on this Island an absolute pile of talent and a lot of wood.” The carvers will set up on Thursday August 8 and the sculptures will really take shape August 9 and 10, between 9 a.m. and about 7 p.m. August 11 is the final day where the local businesses will choose their pieces, and it will all be over at around 5 p.m. The Salish Sea Market is located at 6996 W Island Hwy.

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The owners of Brigadoon Golf Course in Parksville are tickled pink after a breast cancer fundraising event last week raised $503. Chris and Ross Rivers who operate the nine hole golf course on Martindale Road have always been contributing to various charities. Recently they decided to get teed off at breast cancer and turned one of their Ladies Day events into a fundraiser for breast cancer research. In all 44 women wearing pink took to the

links and the group effort resulted in a big cash donation for the Breast Cancer Society. Brigadoon donated a portion of the green fees to the cause and provided pink prizes as well as mostly pink refreshments. "We asked the ladies to wear pink and I made pink cupcakes," said Chris. She said they have been hosting a themed Ladies Day every two weeks this summer and she is thrilled that all of their clients were so supportive of the fundraiser. There was a raffle by donation for a 13-round pass which was won by Heather Stewart.

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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.

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TRADES, TECHNICAL ENTREC provides crane services to major industry sectors. We are recruiting for our teams in Terrace, BC, Prince George, BC, Grande Prairie, AB, & Bonnyville, AB. JOURNEYMAN CRANE OPERATORS (PROJECT OR TAXI) The successful candidate must demonstrate good safety consciousness and will be responsible for crane setup, preoperation inspection, crane operation and rigging. The candidate will be experienced with project or taxi work. A Class 3 or better license with a clean abstract is preferred. Journeyman Crane Operator or equivalent is preferred. Preemployment drug and alcohol testing is required. Flight allowance offered. If you are interested, please forward your resume to careers@entrec.com or fax to 780.962.1722. Please note the position and location you are applying for on your email or fax. Please visit our website at www.entrec.com for additional information on this position and our company.

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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. DROWNING IN debt? Cut debts more than 50% and be debt free in half the time! Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. Toll Free 1-877-5563500, BBB Rated A+ www.mydebtsolution.com GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: it’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161.

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

M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 loan and more. No credit refused. Fast, easy, 100% secure. 1-877-776-1660.

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.

FRUIT & VEGETABLES U-PICK RASPBERRIES only! $3lb pre-picked Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries. 2062 Alberni Hwy, Coombs (1 mile before Coombs Market). Open: 7:30am-3:30pm, Daily. Call us 250-248-7698, 250739-2800.

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

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LEGAL SERVICES

HANDYPERSONS

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption, property rental opportunities. For peace of mind and a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

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

HAULING AND SALVAGE

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

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

HOUSEHOLD SERVICES

PERSONAL CARE OVERNIGHT COMPANIONSHIP available for a senior gentlemen in Oceanside. Please respond to Box 1180, Parksville, BC V9P 2H2. Quote File # 41

Looking for a NEW job?

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

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

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

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.

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

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

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

FOR SALE BY OWNER 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.

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

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE BROYHILL CHINA Cabinet, Table, 4 chairs. Must be seen to be appreciated. $950. Call George for viewing. (250)7417717 or (250)741-1312 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

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.

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

COLLEGE HEIGHTS. 5bdrm +1bdrm suite. Gorgeous Ocean & City views. Easy to buy. 10% Down! Owner will carry mortgage. 250-753-0160

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/1339gilley-crescent-parksville.

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

PAINTING HELP 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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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. POIRIER PAINTING: Residential / Commercial / Vinyl Siding. Fully insured, Guaranteed Workmanship, WCB, Call Dan at #250-240-3528.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE ANTIQUES/VINTAGE

ESTATE SALE; 2 hutches $100 each. Writing desk, TV stand, leather chair, $50 each obo. (250)720-1493 gabbyosborne@shaw.ca

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

OAK ROUND 40” table & 4 chairs, good cond., $200. obo. 2 mirrors, decorative frames, 28”x33”, $50/each. obo (250)951-0839, Parksville. QUEEN MATTRESS SET Brand New. Sealed in original plastic. $200. (250)713-9680

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

ROCKER RECLINER chairs (2), mottled tan, exc., cond. $350. for both. 250-752-1229

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

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.

STEEL BUILDINGS/ Metal Buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

GARAGE SALES

WALK-IN SIT down tub/shower combo as seen on TV, includes fixtures, ready to install, almost new. $1600 obo. Call (250)594-6550.

QUALICUM BAY Lighthouse Community Centre, 240 Lions Way, Qualicum Bay. Aug 11th (8-12). Pancake breakfast & flea market. Tables $10. Rain or Shine. Phone 250-757-8481 or 250-757-9938.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

HOUSES FOR SALE

COTTAGES

OFFICE/RETAIL

AUTO FINANCING

CARS

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

TRUCKS & VANS

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.

UNIQUE RETAIL space available in Coombs, BC. Interesting setting come have fun. $700. 250-586-1372.

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

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

QUALICUM BEACH: waterfront 2 bdrm cottage, furnished, wood insert, electric heat, mature, NS/NP. SeptJune. $850 + utils. Call 250741-1577.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES ERRINGTON ACREAGE, Down Town, clean, private 2 bdrm, 2 decks, f/s, w/d. $725, ref’s req’d. Avail immed.Call Alyce 250-248-2488 PARKSVILLE: 2-BDRM duplex. Central location. 302 Meadowview Plc. NP/NS, Ref’s. Available Aug. 1st. $1150/mo. 250-724-6082.

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 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. 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.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL AUTO REPAIR SHOP LOCATION FOR LEASE Thriving Auto repair shop location for lease. No Triple Net, 2200sq ft, lots of parking. $2000/mo. Available Sept 1. Ask for John or Kelly (250)248-3602.

COTTAGES BOWSER, DEEP Bay. 1-bdrm cottage. Tranquil setting, close to ocean. Propane F/P. F/S, W/D, Heat, electricity, internet, cable incld. N/S. $825./mo. + damage dep. 1(250)878-6919. 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

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 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.

RV RESORT ON THE LAKE

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Serving our area since 1972.

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.

MARINE BOATS

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.

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

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

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.

AVAIL SEPT. 1st. 1-bdrm patio home in Parksville, independant living for seniors. Weekly housekeeping included. Optional dining program $1100/mo. (250)248-7612. PARKSVILLE- SENIOR self contained patio suite, 1 bdrm. Lynn, (250)303-0098.

CARS

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

250-248-7100.

SUITES, LOWER NORTH LADYSMITH: 1100 Sq. ft., 2 bdrm. walkout, renovated, c.v, w/d, new f/s, NS, pets, ref. $800. 250-245-4809 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

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

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

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

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.

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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SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 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

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.

1996 FORD 1-ton Crew Cab custom box, headache rack, $1000 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.

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

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Tree Services

2010 CHEVY Malibu, 4 dr, 2.4l, L4 Engine, auto, one owner, 63800 km’s, Asking $10,500 obo. Call 250-2482208

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

AUTO FINANCING

250-757-9125

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

RV PADS

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

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

RECREATION

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. 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.



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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.

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

40’ LONG RANGE Charter Boat. T/C Compliant. $89,000. 250-339-7502. 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 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

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Gardening

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Fencing

BLAIR’S FENCING Specializing in cedar panels, farm fencing & chain link. 14 yrs. expereience. Free estimates.

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Christie Carter-Tokairin furnished her first apartment with old pieces she found in Lethbridge’s alleyways. At that point she was no stranger to upcycling old furniture. When she was about 13, she got a dresser from a buy and sell advertisement. “I remember getting it and it had flowers all over it and I hated it,” she said. “I painted that thing six or seven times in the course of its life. I don’t know if it crumbled from the weight of paint or what,” she laughed. Carter-Tokairin had many hand-me-down furniture items growing up, she said, so her mother would give her a can of paint and she’d get to work making them her own. When it came to furnishing her own place in Lethbridge, she found a kitchen table, chairs, side tables, book shelves and a desk that were bound for the dump. But when she was done with them they were refinished, modern pieces. “All my best pieces were headed for the dump,” she said. While living in Calgary with her husband she continued to give new life to old pieces, and before she knew it friends and family were requesting she make them furniture, and asking to buy her existing pieces. A few years after she sold her first piece of furniture she had a year-long waiting list. “I was pretty proud of it because I was just in my basement in Calgary and I thought, people found me? That was impressive.” Just over a year ago Carter-Tokairin and her husband were on vacation, driving up Island from Victoria. She became car sick and asked her husband to stop at the next town. It was a place she had never even heard of, Qualicum Beach. “We walked around and then I thought, ‘I love it here, we should move,’ so we went home and listed our house and moved here three months later.” Carter-Tokairin recently opened ReVived Vintage in Qualicum Beach, where she sells her one-of-a-kind, artistically inspired refinished furniture. She has made most of the pieces in the store, and there are a couple items by local artisans. She also does custom work for which there’s a bit of a waiting list. A large wooden hutch in the store has been stripped

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Christie Carter-Tokairin opened ReVived Vintage in Qualicum Beach in April, selling artistic refinished furniture.

and re-stained, and water damage in the side panels has been fixed and painted to look like copper. The front drawers have hand-painted stripes and she refinished the inside of all the drawers and cupboards. Finally she sealed it with beeswax from Salt Spring Island. “I seal everything with beeswax. It’s natural, environmentally friendly, it’s super durable and it smells like honey.” Carter-Tokairin also sells Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint from Toronto and Van Gogh Chalk Paint from the Lower Mainland in her store. She currently holds workshops on how to paint furniture with both products. She’ll also offer workshops in the fall on how to upcycle furniture. Carter-Tokairin said she believes everyone has some sort of sentimental attachment to a piece of furniture, and upcycling offers the chance to keep those pieces forever.

“You might want your Grandma’s table that you spent every Christmas having dinner on, but you don’t really want your Grandma’s table,” she said. “You want to make it your own. You want the bones to be the table you sat at.” Old furniture is generally high quality, she said, far better than most things sold today, and will last much longer. The other positive thing about learning to upcycle your own furniture, she said, is your house won’t look like anyone else’s, but will instead show your own personality and character. ReVived Vintage is located at Unit 101-664 Beach Rd. Visit the website for more information on workshops at www.revived-vintage.com, or call 250-927-1308, or find the store on Facebook.

region in July 2013 was $333,056, which is comparable to the $334,530 average sale price recorded in July 2012. In terms of unit sales year-to-year, there continued to be large variances among our different areas: as stated above, Campbell River witnessed huge growth, reporting an 87 per cent increase; Comox Valley unit sales increased by 12 per cent; Nanaimo sales dipped 1 per cent; Parksville/Qualicum sales rose 2 per cent; Cowichan Valley saw a 25 per cent increase, and sales for Port Alberni/

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The 2013 Canadian Age-Group championships are in the can, marking the end of the 11 month swim season for the Ravensong Breakers and once again says the club’s longtime skipper “the attending athletes exceeded expectations.” Qualifying for the big meet from RAC and making the trip back east with head coach John Campbell were  Maran Kokoszka and Laura Romkes, both 17, Richelle Bruyckere, 15, and 13-year-olds  Haley Bennett, Jojo Redenbach and Megan Romkes. Also traveling with the Breakers was Natalia Garriock from Duncan. Campbell makes the point the CAG Championships “is the congregation of Canada’s best AG swimmers up to 18 years old. This year’s showcase was held in Montreal at the Jean Drapeau Aquatic Centre on St. Helen Island, the site of Expo ‘67 and renovated to host the 2005 World Aquatic Championships where Michael Phelps set numerous world records.  There were over 160 teams from all over Canada as well as a few teams from Great Britain, Bermuda and Australia.  “With over 950 swimmers, this is one of the largest AG meets in North America,” said Campbell. Day one of the meet saw a great start for the Breakers with Redenbach winning a bronze medal in the 100 Fly with a personal best time of 1:05.02.  “It was a very tight race with less than a second between first and third.” Competing in her specialty, the 200 Back, Kokoszka

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In the mix in Montreal (from left) RAC Breakers’ head coach John Campbell and his swimmers Maran Kokoszka, Laura Romkes, Megan Romkes, Jojo Redenbach, Haley Bennett and Richelle Bruyckere, along with Natalia Garriock from Duncan and team manager Lise Peters.

made it through heats and finished fourth in the final. Bennett’s morning swim was fast enough to win a bronze in the 1500 Free. No Breakers qualified for finals on day two, but on day three the Breakers had a team high four swimmers in an event, the 200 Fly. Bruyckere and Megan Romkes went through to finals.  In the finals for the 13 year olds, “Megan swam a very close race from start to finish and finished just out of the medals in fourth. Richelle placed sixth in her fi-

nal (15 year olds), both in personal best times. Also just out of the medals was Bennett who finished fourth in the 800 Free. On day four, Bennett, who was originally seeded 21st going into the 200 Free event, qualified ninth with a personal best time in the prelims, and maintained the number nine spot in the final with a PBT of 2:14.21. Day five, the final day of the pool events, saw  Redenbach qualify for the finals in the 50 Fly where she placed fifth with a personal best time of 29.47. See great SeaSon, page A32

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Shady Rest Eagle ‘Boomer’ in Italy Local over-48 soccer star currently at the World Masters Games in Torino JAMES CL ARKE sports@pqbnews.com

It’s just being played out now, but talk about a great ‘what I did on my summer vacation story’: Parksville’s Terry ‘’Boomer’ Brown, 52, is in Torino, Italy this week competing on the soccer pitch at the 2013 World Masters Games, being held Aug. 2-11. According to reports, an estimated 50,000 athletes and fans from around the world will converge on Torino. Held every four years, over 30,000 participants competed in the 2009 WMG’s held in Sydney, Australia. Brown played in that one as well. Second only to the Olympic Games in terms of participants for an international event, the 2013 WMG’s will feature 28 different sports to be staged at 72 venues scattered throughout the provinces of Piemonte. The 15 core sports of the summer World Masters Games are archery, athletics, badminton, basketball,

canoeing, cycling, football (soccer), field hockey, orienteering, rowing, shooting, softball, squash, table tennis, and weightlifting. The organizing committee may choose to activate up to another 15 optional sports at their discretion. Italy marks the eighth edition of the major event, the competitions are open to anyone from the age of 35 (25 for swimming and diving). Just over 22,000 competitors participated in the 2005 WMG’s in Edmonton — beneficial spinoffs from the games were estimated to be over 100 million dollars. According to Boomer’s longtime friend and Shady Rest Eagles’ teammate Jim Cameron, “Terry is a key member of our club. Not only an outstanding player, but he also organizes and manages the over-48 squad. He is a quality person and as a player, quick and has a powerful shot that has stung many goalkeepers hands.”

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On Day Six the meet shifted to the site of the ‘76 Olympic Rowing basin for the Open Water event. The senior swimmers course was two laps around a 2.5 km course, while the juniors (13) did one. Bennett, RAC’s resident distance expert ‘got down to business,’ leading around

three of the four buoys before straying off course and losing a few positions going into the final stretch and finishing sixth out of a field of around 30. “This was the best showing for our little team,” said Campbell, in his 13th season at the helm of the local high performance club, adding the Breakers finished 53rd

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In high summer, when the popular sandy beaches are busy and fun-filled with happy holiday-makers, Buccaneer Beach will amply reward those who travel the extra distance to seek out this remote and beautiful place. Buccaneer Beach sits just north of Bowser, some three km from the highway. Parking is very limited and so the steep winding lane that leads down between the trees to the bay may be best hiked. Once at the bottom of the hill, the wide curve of the bay unfolds and from the road it is just a short step over or around the inevitable log on to the beach. On this hot Sunday afternoon in mid-July the beach was almost deserted. In the peace of the afternoon, the incoming sea lapped against the rocks, the smell of salt and seaweed in the air. A few gauzy white clouds drifted across the blue sky. Nearby a bird called from the woodland that grows down to the foreshore. The seashore is bound first by shingle and small pebbles with occasional patches of course sand. There is a wide strip of dry seaweed and then tennis ball sized pebbles. Beyond these there are huge smooth boulders that invite kids of all ages to clamber and explore. With the tide low, the curve of the bay northwards beckoned exploration. A broad ribbon of brilliant green and mossy seaweed evidenced the Whitman Creek seeping from beneath the stones into one of two wide tidal pools that quickly were merged into one by the incoming tide. To the north and close by lie the islands of Denman and Hornby and in the foreground there is a clear view of the pretty red and white Chrome Island Lighthouse. Further south, almost lost in the heat haze, are the islands of Lasqueti and Texada and further still, the distant coastal mountains. Across the sparkling water, seen as distant dots, were numbers of small boats fishing way off shore. For walkers this beach requires sturdy footwear. South along the curving shoreline of the upper beach you will eventually reach Bowser village. A walk to the north offers seclusion, peace and quiet. Buccaneer Beach is definitely not for those wanting to build sandcastles. It is however a perfect place to come for a swim when the tide is high over the warm rocks. This is a place to bring an evening supper, a good book and perhaps a loved one to share this most peaceful retreat. For lovers of nature, seclusion and Oceanside beauty there may not be a finer place to pass just some of the precious time that has been gifted to us all. WHO WAS ON BUCCANEER BEACH? Elizabeth Hillman, one-time director and curator of the Dawson Creek Art Gallery retired to Bowser with husband and musician Arden. Now they live high above the bay and love to walk the beach through the seasons. On this day they were swimming their four legged companion Doctorie in a pool that at low tide was freshwater and salt. Said Arden, ‘It was time to get away from the snow! We’ve been here now for 18 years’. Elizabeth said, ‘This place chose us. We love the solitude here. The air is fresh; we watch the colours change through the seasons. Just look at that delicious turquoise strip where the beach drops deep into the ocean. It is serene here and oh so majestic’. Sandy McLary was walking her German Shepherd with niece Bethany Naylor on vacation from Canmore. Said Sandy, ‘I live here by the beach. This is home and I walk here every day’. Added Bethany, “I keep coming back. I just love the ocean’.

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Plenty of action in the summer tidal pools Fir, maple, arbutus, alders and Garry oak provide summer shade along the foreshore. Though the wild flowers are shriveling now in the summer heat, among the dune grass the purple flowers of the Beach Pea and broad headed White Yarrow can still be glimpsed. Attracting attention by their distinctive trill were Killdeer feeding among the rocks at the water’s edge. Offshore we spotted a small

flock of Harlequin ducks. Terns and gulls abound. Bald eagles nest in the high trees. In the woodland, crows call back and forth while the graceful profile of a heron returning to its nest on a summer evening is always a joy to observe. In the tidal pools are sculpins and other small fish, hermit crabs, starfish and a variety of marine creatures.

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