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Members of the Parksville Qualicum Beach community are mourning the loss of 17-year-old Lukas Whibley, who died Friday afternoon after a tragic accident at the Little Qualicum Falls Regional Park. The teen and his friends were said to have been jumping off rocks at the upper falls into a pool in the river at around 2 p.m. The teens became stuck and Whibley reportedly started climbing a steep rock face, when he fell and hit the rocks below and was carried into a waterfall. Shortly after, Oceanside RCMP, Arrowsmith Search and Rescue, and BC Ambulance Service Paramedics arrived at the scene. Search and Rescue spokesperson Ken Neden said his team arrived to find three teenagers clinging to a ledge. “They were just above the upper falls,” Neden said. “They couldn’t get out but they were safe where they were and in no imminent danger.” See TRAGEDY, page A7

Community in shock Victim a well-loved student and athlete BRENDA GOUGH NEWS Contributor

There is an abundance of grief and shock in Errington, Parksville, Qualicum Beach and the surrounding area after the tragic accident August 9 that claimed 17-year-old Lukas Whibley. An entire community is mourning and hearts are heavy for those who knew the popular teen, who graduated this year from Ballenas Senior Secondary School in Parksville. Whibley was not only a stellar athlete and student, he was also a great friend and teammate and his death has affected many in a tight-knit community. Jeremy Conn, head coach of the Ballenas Whalers Football team says this is the hardest thing he has ever had to deal with in his 20 years of coaching. See COMMUNITY, page A7

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stArtinG Point Police seek identity of park flasher Police are asking for the public’s assistance in finding out the identity of a suspected flasher. Oceanside RCMP Corporal Jesse Foreman said the request stems from an incident at Little Qualicum Falls Park on Tuesday, August 6. “A woman was hiking with her dogs at Little Qualicum Falls Park at 9:45 a.m., when she spotted a male masturbating in the open and in plain view,” Foreman reported. “When she yelled at the man to stop he did so.” The suspect is described as a 45 to 50-year-old, Caucasian male, six feet tall with a heavy build and longer dark curly hair. He was wearing a blue tank top and black shorts. The police conducted extensive patrols of the area. However, the suspect was not located. Anyone with information about this suspect, call the RCMP at 250-248-6111. — News staff

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The North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre is looking for gift shop volunteers to greet visitors and explain what they do. They are looking for people who can commit longer term, even if it’s just one four hour shift a week. “They will provide cash register training, but previous experience would be an asset and a strong customer service acumen is required,” chief operating officer Thom Howson said. “It is a great place to work and be part of the team that cares for injured, orphaned or ill wildlife.” Applications are available at www.niwra.org, or call Howson at 250-248-8534. — Submitted by NIWRA

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The corner of Bagshaw and Highway 19A near downtown Pakrsville will get an upgrade with the renovation of the former video store. The Pizza Hut will stay but the rest of the building will be converted into an Eat Fresh Urban Market after council unanimously issued a development permit to owner Clayton Baker on Aug. 7. The small parking lot in the front corner will be transformed into a green courtyard area and the larger parking lot further up Bagshaw will be better organized to accommodate all the required 13 parking spaces. The small house in the middle of the parking lot is in great shape and will remain, Baker said. “I am quite pleased with council’s decision,” he later told The NEWS, adding he is looking

forward to starting his business at that location. There will be a small 29 sq.m (314 sq.ft.) addition in the corner and landscaping and facade improvements. The property is already zoned Downtown Commercial C-3 which permits a commercial store and food catering facility. The report from staff said the Advisory Design Panel made several recommendations including reconsidering the cedar post composition, colour scheme and some of the choices around the corner park/terrace. But it concludes that while not all the changes were made, “the project manager has made an informed effort to adhere to the intent of the development permit guidelines.” “I love it, I think this is fantastic,” said mayor Chris Burger, who added that the current small parking lot on the corner is problematic. “I think it’s consistent with what our long term goals have been, a small scale downtown revitalization project. This will be a tremendous improvement to the status quo.”

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It’s official — the communities of Parksville Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island want a relaxation designation to themselves. After lifting the holiday from their U.S. neighbours last year, the communities have taken the additional step of officially recognizing Aug.15 as National Relaxation Day in their communities. “We’re a pretty laid back place and it almost seems to be out of character to get so serious — but if there’s anything we’re serious about it’s relaxing,” said Qualicum Beach Mayor Teunis Westbroek. “When you really want to unwind in Canada, where do you think about: naturally the west coast, Vancouver Island, and Parksville Qualicum Beach.”

Earlier this month both councils officially recognized National Relaxation Day. “There’s no question where Canada’s relaxation destination rightfully belongs,” said Parksville Mayor Chris Burger. “Mellowing out and kicking back is part of our DNA here, and is even imprinted on our business community. We are in the business of relaxation: it’s what we’ve always done and what we do every day.” Burger said being the top Island in the Continental U.S. and Canada, with kilometres of the country’s best sandy beaches, 18 provincial and regional parks, six golf courses, incredible spas, casual farmer’s markets and festivals, Parksville Qualicum Beach is all about “a chilled out lifestyle.”

Staff at the Regional District of Nanaimo know there are some good business ideas out there and they are urging those business and community groups that have them to submit proposals for funding under the Northern Community Economic Development Program. The program provides support for economic development initiatives in the City of Parksville, the Town of Qualicum Beach and Electoral Areas ‘E’, ‘F’, ‘G’, and ‘H’. “The Northern Community Economic Development Program allows the RDN Board of Directors to contribute to eligible projects that advance the Board’s vision for a resilient, thriving and creative local economy,” said RDN Chairperson Joe Stanhope, who also chairs the Northern Community Economic Development Select Committee. Project proposals can be submitted at any time, and will be considered by the committee twice annually. For consideration in fall 2013, submissions must be received by noon on Monday, Sept. 30. For more information contact the RDN Energy and Sustainability Department at 250-390-6510 or 250-954-3798, or e-mail nced@rdn.bc.ca.

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Neden said the tragedy brings The ASAR team lowered a member home the danger of both the site in to the trapped teens and raised them particular and water in general. to safety one by one. “We all did things and made bad “Then we went to search for the one decisions when we were younger and who was missing,” Neden said. “Our this was a mistake,” he said. “People water team was snorkeling at the base go over the fence and jump into these of the falls and they could see him in pools because it seems refreshing about 15 feet of water.” and fun, but you have to watch out The team lowered the RCMP dive for these hazards because it just takes team to the site and the body was reone little slip and you don’t get a secLukas Whibley covered at around 9 p.m. ond chance.” RCMP Victim Services were on Despite the tragedy, Neden said he scene and are available free of charge to anyone was pleased with how well SAR, Coombs-Hillimpacted by this event. To request assistance, iers and Dashwood Fire, EHS, RCMP and call the Oceanside Detachment at 250-248- RCMP dive team all worked together. Everyone 6111. was very professional in doing their tasks and The case has now been handed over to the helping other groups out as necessary. BC Coroners Service. — With files from Lissa Alexander

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Conn, who also is a teacher in School District 69, was the one who recruited Whibley to the football team when he quickly realized what an excellent student and athlete he was. “He was in my science class Grade 9 at Ballenas. Not only was he athletic and smart, but he was funny and got along with everybody,” Conn said. Whibley, who wore number 54 and number 66 during his time with the Whalers, was the type of kid who could do a lot of things well, said Conn. “Everybody liked and respected him,” he said. “He was a good team player and he would lead by example and encourage others.” Conn said Whibley was a major force on the gridiron, playing on the offensive line and defensive line. “He was one of the few starters we had who played on both sides of the ball.” Prior to opening training camp for the 2013 season on Monday Conn said he spent a lot of time thinking about what he was going to say to the players who have been struggling with such a difficult situation. “I want to talk about his memory and how we can honour him and how this can inspire us to appreciate what we have and to do our best. That was the way Lukas was and the way he wanted it to be,” said Conn. Many of this year’s football players have talked about dedicating this season to Whibley but Conn said it is too early to determine what the team will do to commemorate their fallen comrade. A great athlete, a character kid, a super good team mate, and unbelievable friend … are just some of the adjectives being used by Whibley’s coaches to describe the 17-year-old.

Former Ballenas Whalers head coach Sean Hines said Whibley was a fantastic human being and his loss is being felt by many. “It touches a lot of people when something like this happens,” said Hines, who explained that being part of the Whalers football family meant that Whibley was connected to a lot of people. He pointed out that not only does Whibley’s loss touch kids who were his own age, but also kids three and four years older and younger, who would have had a relationship with him at school and in sports. “With the personality he had … he was such a well liked kid, there would have been a lot of friendships and relationships with this guy,” he said. Hines said he has been fielding a lot of calls from former Whaler football players who are struggling with what happened to their friend. “A lot of kids have called me,” he said. “I am doing my part and I am here for the kids. My role right now needs to be for his friends who need somebody to talk to and have some questions answered.” Hines admitted that although he is very sad, he is trying to be strong for the youth in the community. “This loss is being felt on a far bigger spectrum than a student athlete. Lukas was a son, a grandson, a best friend and the loss of a youth is never going to be good. When their lives are cut short, other kids deserve to have someone to talk to them,” Hines said. Hines said it was only a few days ago when he talked to Whibley, who was working at the time at Thrifty Foods in Parksville, about his plans for the future. “I talked to him in the grocery store about his plans down the road. He was real excited because he had an opportunity to try out for a junior A lacrosse team next year. His eyes were electric and full of hope for the future.”

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Understanding Parksville’s Fire Service This is the third article in a series about the PVFD in response to a recent survey in which a need for more information was indicated. Stop by the fire hall or send your comments and questions to info@ parksville.ca. The Parksville Volunteer Fire Department is staffed by three career and up to forty volunteer firefighters. PVFD firefighters are a dedicated and diverse group of highly trained professionals, both women and men, most of whom volunteer their service and who do the same job as paid firefighters. Our firefighters are trained to the NFPA1001 standard for “Firefighter Professional Qualifications” as a minimum level and are trained to provide many services beyond the traditional role of fire suppression. Skills are honed in such disciplines as emergency medical response, auto extrication (motor vehicle accidents with entrapment), hazardous materials response, confined-space and heavy rescue (industrial type accidents), fire safety inspections, fire prevention education programs and other critical tasks relating to emergency response and rescue.

In addition to technical education, being a volunteer firefighter is about community service, teamwork and camaraderie. Members gain personal satisfaction by helping in the community, are active in charitable activities through fundraising and support organizations and events by providing first aid and other specialized services. Most PVFD members invest more than 200 hours of service annually – the equivalent of 25 average workdays per year. Time is spent training, responding to calls for service and providing other services such as public education and equipment maintenance. Members must also balance the time required to maintain a healthy personal life as well as their paid vocation/career. In order to provide this level of committed service to the community, members must have supportive families and employers. Because pagers go off at all times of the day or night, members often experience disruptions to their daily lives at home and at work, such as interrupted sleep and missed family events. The Parksville Fire Protection Area is fortunate to have a team of dedicated professional firefighters who at a moment’s notice, willingly respond to aid a member of their community. We are most grateful for the support of our members and their families and employers.

Qualities of a volunteer firefighter: honest, selfless, committed, courageous, family-oriented and hardworking.

Permissive Tax Exemptions

Under the provisions of the Community Charter, Council may exempt land and/or improvements from municipal

Summertime in the City Did you know… This is the

final week to experience our fabulous Beach Festival, activities wrap on Sunday.

August 13, 2013

Reminder of Level 2 Water Conservation

Water Conservation Level 2 now in effect, allows for a total of four hours watering per watering day (odd numbered addresses on odd numbered days and even numbered addresses on even numbered days). Watering times are 6 am to 10 am and 6 pm to 10 pm for no more than two hours per period.

Highway 19A Improvements

Following the Labour Day weekend, the remainder of the road works which includes paving, sidewalks, line painting, landscaping and activation of the signals at Bay Avenue and Moilliet Street will be completed. The City wishes to remind residents that direct access to the Temple Food Store is now located on Bay Avenue. As Highway 19A is still classified as a construction zone, there are construction signs along the highway to alert traffic and pedestrians to potential hazards - please be aware when driving through this area. We appreciate the public’s patience while the work is stopped during our busy summer months.

Sunray Stairs Project

Located at the north end of Sunray Road, this project will provide safe beach access by replacing the difficult trail to the beach with an aluminum staircase. Although there is no active construction at the site at this time while the staircase sections are being fabricated, there are potential hazards and for this reason, access to the beach remains closed to the public until completion in late September.

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City Notices Subject to the provisions of the City’s Grant-in-Aid applications policy, the City may provide financial assistance to community groups and organizations for events that benefit our citizens and visitors. Community non-profit organizations in the arts, cultural, recreational or social services field are eligible applicants. Deadline is 4 pm, August 30. Information on this program, the policy, application and instructions may be obtained at City Hall or from the website [Mayor and Council/Grant-in-Aid Applications].

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To handle these emergencies effectively, members undergo extensive training and practice. The professional firefighter is a student of the science of fire and hydraulics, building construction, many forms of rescue, emergency medical care, ventilation, salvage and overhaul, hose, rope and ladder procedures and forcible entry. Firefighters also learn to operate and maintain fire apparatus and equipment. To assist in the PVFD’s goal of fire prevention, firefighters study fire origin and cause, conduct building inspections, present fire safety programs and conduct fire hall tours.

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property taxes, subject to meeting certain requirements which in general, restrict exemption to non-profit organizations using the lands for specific non-profit purposes. Deadline for consideration for the 2014 taxation year is noon, August 30. Details as well as an application and policy may be obtained from City Hall or from the website [Public Notices].

Coffee’s on Again in September

Coffee with Council resumes on September 5. Residents are encouraged to stop by City Hall on Thursday afternoons (2-4pm) for an informal chat with members of Council. These sessions provide residents with an informal forum in which to ask questions, discuss concerns and offer comments and suggestions. Please check the website to confirm dates.

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Provided by the Parksville Downtown Business Association runs until August 31, from 9 am to 6 pm and from noon to 9 pm on Tuesdays.

Summer by the Sea Street Market Only three more street markets this year. Always fun with live entertainment, food and great stuff.

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Council and Committee of the Whole Offices closed for Labour Day Holiday Council and Committee of the Whole Coffee with Council Advisory Design Panel Coffee with Council CANCELLED – Council and COTW Council and Committee of the Whole

The public is encouraged to attend Council meetings held on the first and third Mondays of the month and is welcome to observe advisory committee meetings. Please refer to the website for agendas, dates and times as well as Council meeting highlights and minutes.

How to Reach Council MAYOR Chris Burger .......................................................... 250 954-4661 COUNCILLORS Al Greir.............................................................250 248-1285 Marc Lefebvre .................................................250 248-2292 Peter Morrison .................................................250 240-4050 Bill Neufeld ......................................................250 954-2063 Sue Powell.......................................................250 951-1082 Carrie Powell-Davidson ...................................250 954-3758 citycouncil@parksville.ca City Hall, 100 Jensen Avenue East P O Box 1390, Parksville V9P 2H3 Facebook: facebook.com/cityparksville Twitter: twitter.com/city_parksville Pinterest: pinterest.com/cityparksville It’s Your City is published in the PQB News on the second Tuesday of the month with a copy on the City’s website. We are committed to improving communications with our residents and you can help by providing your comments and suggestions to 250 954-3073 or communications@parksville.ca.

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ctor George Takei has started a petition to have the Sochi Olympic Games moved from Russia to Canada. U.S. President Barack Obama has cancelled a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. While Obama’s reasons for cancelling the summit are many, one of them is Russia’s crackdown on civil rights … namely new laws that almost make homosexuality a crime. Takei, a well-known gay rights activist, has that as a specific reason for wanting the Olympics moved from that country. Foreign Affairs Minister has John Baird denounced Russia’s controversial new anti-gay law as hateful. Kudos to Baird, Takei and Obama for taking a stand. It’s time, however, that the International Olympic Committee took a stand. Too often the powers-that-be hold their nose and look the other way when dealing with countries rife with human rights abuses. Or, they rationalize that in doing business with such countries, the abusers will see the folly of their ways and change. That simply doesn’t happen. When it comes to the Olympics, the IOC is the first to tout itself as a worldwide organization touting inclusiveness, etc. In fact, the second principle stated in the Olympic Charter reads: “The goal of Olympism is to place sport at the service of the harmonious development of humankind, with a view to promoting a peaceful society concerned with the preservation of human dignity.” The sixth principle in the charter reads: “Any form of discrimination with regard to a country or a person on grounds of race,  religion, politics, gender or otherwise is incompatible with belonging to the Olympic  Movement.” So what does the International Olympic Committee have to say about Russia instituting homophobic laws? “The International Olympic Committee is clear that sport is a human right and should be available to all regardless of race, sex or sexual orientation. The Games themselves should be open to all, free of discrimination, and that applies to spectators, officials, media and of course athletes. We would oppose in the strongest terms any move that would jeopardize this principle. As you know, this legislation has just been passed into law and it remains to be seen whether and how it will be implemented, particularly as regards the Games in Sochi. As a sporting organization, what we can do is to continue to work to ensure that the Games can take place without discrimination against athletes, officials, spectators and the media. To that end, the IOC has received assurances from the highest level of government in Russia that the legislation will not affect those attending or taking part in the Games.” In other words, hold your nose and dive right in. — Prince George Free Press

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Letters Nobody works 24/7

Oh, come now Bob Tritschler (letter writer from the Aug. 1 edition of The NEWS), Michelle Stilwell is to be available to her constituents 24/7? Even the prime minister of Canada is allowed time for his wife and children and to, oh, I don’t know, relax, read a book, have a holiday. That’s just plain silly. When you worked, did you give your job 24/7? I work hard at my job when I’m there but I see no need to not have a life.  Don’t think I’ll get to my death bed and say “Dang, I wish I’d worked more.” I’m proud that my MLA has a life outside of her public life.  And gosh, a pretty exciting one at that.  How many world records do you hold, Bob Tritschler? Jay NortoN Qualicum Beach

seNiors get assist The Bowser Senior’s Housing Society would like to thank everyone who assisted with and attended their recent Johnny Vallis fundraiser at the Lighthouse Community Hall. It takes many people and a great community to make these events happen. From the board, to volunteers, to sponsors like the Parksville Qualicum Beach NEWS, to those donating auction items and prizes, and finally our audience who came from near and far — the many little pieces all made for a truly wonderful evening to remember. Our fundraising campaign, to create additional senior’s housing in the area is off

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and running. We have a long way to go but thank-you for such a great start. Dick StubbS, chair bowSer SeNiorS houSiNg Society Bowser

bowlers are great A big thank-you to all the volunteers in both Qualicum Beach and Nanaimo lawn bowling clubs who contributed to making the three-day provincial men’s and ladies fours championship held July 12-14 a great success. The weather co-operated, the greens were in great shape and the grounds were just beautiful. The kitchen staff at both clubs came through with flying colors supplying lunches, dinners, snacks and drinks — they kept the participants well fed. The grounds and garden crews and greens set-up guys did an incredible job of working together to make it happen. It was nice to see so many spectators come out to watch some great bowling and they were not disappointed. The positive comments and accolades from the participants  and spectators augers well for future provincial championships being held in our area. A number of bowlers from the Lower Mainland had not been to the Qualicum club before and were in awe of our clubhouse facilities, including our indoor green. It is no easy task putting on this type of tournament so take a bow Qualicum and Nanaimo club members — you did Vancouver Island proud. A job well done.

Quit your cryiNg I am fed up listening to the Chamber of Commerce cries for subsidies and the fact they seem to get what they want somehow. The recent cry is to allow developers to avoid the true cost of services such as sewer, water, roads, lights etc..  It was stated that Parksville will be one of the top 10 cities to charge these costs, if they go ahead with the increase necessary to be revenue neutral. I suggest if you want to live in one of the 10 best places to live you should be ready to pay for it. We already subsidize business water costs and they use most of it during the restricted time for the rest of the taxpayers.  Do we even want anymore development? Water is a problem, the businesses will not be paying the full amount of their share of the treatment plant for six years.

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 william martiN Parksville

it’s time to relax I am also not a fan of messy unkempt residential properties, but why would anyone here on Vancouver Island complain about a neighbour having an RV or a boat parked on their property ? We live in the most beautiful place with near endless opportunity for recreation and it just happens to be an Island, so a boat would almost seem to be a necessity here. Property is expensive enough without having to pay more fees to store your belongings elsewhere because your neighbours don’t like the look of your motorhome, trailer or boat. Just relax, you are on the Island now.  

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Views in the News We asked: What did you like the best about the Coombs Fall Fair?

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chriS burger mayor, city of Parksville city hall office: 250-954-4661 e-mail: chrisburger@ parksville.ca

Joe StaNhoPe chairman, regional District of Nanaimo 250-390-4111 e-mail: corpsrv@ rdn.bc.ca

Rules to write by I would have to say that what I liked best about the fall fair would be the food. John Rumming Coombs

I would say I liked the friendliness of the vendors and the varieties. There were all kinds of varieties. Wendy Robinson

I like the fact that it finally rained. bill ColbouRne

I liked the music best. I liked all the music. ed Janak

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All of this was delivered in a performance of exquisite taste. Nothing crude about Le Petomane. He performed in a red cape and By Arthur Black a tuxedo elegantly set off by an h, yes. One of Shakeivory-coloured cravat and white speare’s most repeated gloves. phrases. We all know Any adjustments that had to be what ‘hoisted by his made (tubes and so on) were done own petard’ means. off stage, out of sight behind the It’s used in the sense of havcurtains. ing something backfire, blow up in In addition to musical numbers one’s face. Le Petomane could produce the That’s apt. A ‘petard’ was a kind of medie- timid toot of a young adolescent girl and follow val land mine employed by soldiers to blow up it with the thundering blast of a peasant farmer gates and fortifications. after a hearty dinner of feves au lard. It comes from — and I’m afraid there’s no He could replicate cannon fire and thungenteel way of saying this — the French word derstorms. He could blow out candles and for fart. deliver a ‘farm tour’ — a running agricultural Which brings us around to a famous French commentary punctuated by anal renditions of artist who, in the mid-nineteenth century, every animal in the barnyard from the sounds played to sold-out crowds in Paris. of sonorous cows through bleating sheep to King Leopold of Belgium even sneaked in to clucking chickens. catch a show, as did Edward, Prince of Wales His piece de resistance was a blistering ten and Sigmund Freud. second glissando described by one writer as His name was Joseph Pujol, but the public “the sound of a dressmaker ripping two metres knew him by his stage name, Le Petomane, of calico cloth”. which translates as — again, euphemisms fail Monsieur Pujol’s artistry made him a rich me – The Fartiste. man. He bought a chateau, complete with serMonsieur Pujol’s musical instrument was lo- vants. cated below decks and well to the aft, as it were. He had ten children and died happy and He carried it with him (as do we all) at all times. wealthy at the age of 88. The difference between Monsieur Pujol and the If there was any justice, Le Petomane’s tombrest of us: he could play his instrument. stone would bear another line from ShakeLike a flute. Literally. speare: As part of his performance Le Petomane All’s well that ends well. would ahh, attach himself, via a flexible tube, Or perhaps from King Lear: to an ocarina, a rather simple wind instrument. Blow winds, and crack your cheeks. He would then favour the audience with a variety of popular tunes, including, patriotically, La Arthur Black is a regular columnist. He lives Marseillaisse. on Salt Spring Island.

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Sunrise Farms

Fresh Whole Grade A Frying Chicken

Locally Raised BC Poultry

2

2 Pack, 5.49 per kg

Locally Raised BC Poultry

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Bernardin

Gourmet Beef Burgers

3

99

Family Pack, 6.59 per kg

99

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1.13kg

each

Bernardin

Liquid Pectin

Fruit Pectin

Freezer Jam Pectin

170ml

49-57gr

45gr

for

5

3$ for

Pizza Minis or Pops

5

for

Bonus Q-Points Island Pride

5

Scallops in Bacon 400gr, Each

10,000

370-400gr

2$

Green Giant

Frozen Vegetables

5

2$ for

5

3$

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Pillsbury

for

49

per lb

Fresh Ground Pork

750gr

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450gr

500gr

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Wieners

Bacon

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2$

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Selected, 300-500gr

2 $4 for

299

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4$

Del Monte

Fruit Stripes

for

108gr

5

Chef Boyardee

Pasta

418-425gr

Kraft

Ragu

Pasta Sauce 630-640ml

Kraft Dinner Macaroni & Cheese

4$ for

5

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Saputo

320gr

4 99 2

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Doritos

1.42lt

907gr

245-260gr

4

3

99

Mezzetta

Bertolli

2

99

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Olive Oil

Primo

Primo

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3

8

Primo

99

Pasta 900gr

680ml

540ml

5

4$

4$ for

5

3$ for

Kraft

Kraft

475ml

Selected, 200gr

Salad Dressing

each

Plus Applicable Fees

5

Island Gold

Shredded Wheat

Veggie Fed White Eggs

425gr

12’s

2$ for

Chapman’s

Frozen Yogurt

Apetina Feta Cheese

2

2

99

5

99

Gourmet Delight Natural Fruit

4

1lt

3

540-550gr

99

¢

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7

Chocolate Bar

90-100gr

5

3$ for

Fruit Cups

each

2$ for

Nature Valley

135-160gr

Selected 160-230gr

2

2$

99

for

2$

7

Kraft

Jet-Puffed Marshmallows

for

99

5

Dairyland

325-500ml

2$ for

Cookies

Lu

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for

5

for

200-225gr

150gr

Selected 248-300gr

2$ for

Stouffer’s

4

Bistro Crustini

Christie

Wafers or Crumbs

Cookies

400gr

3$

4

Bits & Bites

2

99

5

4$

QF’s Special Selection of Super Scrumptious Summer Snacks!

Christie

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Milk 2 Go

Granola Bars

5

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398ml

OMG’s

Clusters

2lt

Pineapple

4x107ml

99

Honeycomb, Alpha-Bits, or Sugar Crisp Cereal

700-750gr

2

Dole

Post

Five Grain Granola

99

99

600gr

340-400gr

400gr

99

Europe’s Best

Chapman’s

99

4

99

Plus Applicable Fees

Premium Ice Cream

2lt

100% Juice

Rogers

Cadbury

Arla

Cheese

2

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Post

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3

5

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SunRype

99

1lt

3

WOW! Shreddies Cereal

100% Pure Apple Juice

99

Thick & Zesty Pasta Sauce

Beans or Chick Peas

99

4

SunRype

99

2

99

99

WOW!

1lt

Selected Assorted Sizes

250ml

141-170gr

Collection Cones, Sandwiches or Ice Cream Bars

220gr

811-931gr

Bertolli

Napa Valley Bistro Olives

Balsamic Vinegar

No-Stick Cooking Spray

Chapman’s

Potato Chips

Pizza

4

Plus Applicable Fees

20x355ml

99

99

¢

Miss Vickie’s

Delissio

Tortillas

Soft Margarine

99

¢

473ml

Assorted Sizes

99

Pam

99

155-163gr

Hellmann’s

Real Mayonnaise

Shredded Cheese

for

4

Pepsi, Diet Pepsi or 7-Up

Non Alcoholic, 6x250ml

Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, Mountain Dew or Brisk Iced Tea King Can

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340gr

99

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245-260gr

4

3

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Mezzetta

Bertolli

2

99

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Olive Oil

Primo

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Post

3

8

Primo

99

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680ml

540ml

5

4$

4$ for

5

3$ for

Kraft

Kraft

475ml

Selected, 200gr

Salad Dressing

each

Plus Applicable Fees

5

Island Gold

Shredded Wheat

Veggie Fed White Eggs

425gr

12’s

2$ for

Chapman’s

Frozen Yogurt

Apetina Feta Cheese

2

2

99

5

99

Gourmet Delight Natural Fruit

4

1lt

3

540-550gr

99

¢

Plus Applicable Fees

7

Chocolate Bar

90-100gr

5

3$ for

Fruit Cups

each

2$ for

Nature Valley

135-160gr

Selected 160-230gr

2

2$

99

for

2$

7

Kraft

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for

99

5

Dairyland

325-500ml

2$ for

Cookies

Lu

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for

5

for

200-225gr

150gr

Selected 248-300gr

2$ for

Stouffer’s

4

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Christie

Wafers or Crumbs

Cookies

400gr

3$

4

Bits & Bites

2

99

5

4$

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Christie

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5

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398ml

OMG’s

Clusters

2lt

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4x107ml

99

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700-750gr

2

Dole

Post

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99

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600gr

340-400gr

400gr

99

Europe’s Best

Chapman’s

99

4

99

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Premium Ice Cream

2lt

100% Juice

Rogers

Cadbury

Arla

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2

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99

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SunRype

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99

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250ml

141-170gr

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220gr

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Balsamic Vinegar

No-Stick Cooking Spray

Chapman’s

Potato Chips

Pizza

4

Plus Applicable Fees

20x355ml

99

99

¢

Miss Vickie’s

Delissio

Tortillas

Soft Margarine

99

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473ml

Assorted Sizes

99

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Real Mayonnaise

Shredded Cheese

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Non Alcoholic, 6x250ml

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Vienna

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1

49 per 100gr

Sunrise

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2

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2000

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3000

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$

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per 100gr

per 100gr

Greek Kalamata Olives

¢

per 100gr

Wet Ones Travel Pack Wipes

Weather Permitting

1000

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Whole BBQ Chicken Dinner

12

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Available at Select Stores

Medium

Fried Rice Medium Medium Chicken

925 895 625

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Dry Garlic Chicken Wings................................

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5000 Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner 675ml

3000 Airwick Aerosol 225-226gr

3500 Arm & Hammer Carpet Meadow Fresh 700gr

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5000

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1

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PER gr

100

Fresh Hand Peeled Shrimp

3

29 per 100gr

Fresh Sole Fillets

99

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Prawn Tail Skewers

Frozen or Previously Frozen

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Sunflower & Flax Buns Seed Bread

2$ for

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Bakery Fresh

49 2

for

8” Banana Cream Pie

Selected

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Cookies

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Each

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Oroweat

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Muffins

Cake Wedge

6

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2 $5

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40gr

¢

Downy

Nature’s Path

99 5

for

Santa Cruz

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750-907gr

99 5

946ml

3 $5

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for

Laundry Detergent

23’s or 1.89lt

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100gr

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Whole Almonds

Organic Goji Trek Mix

454gr

180gr

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2$5

Eco Pac Organic Cereal

Unstopables Inwash Scent Booster 375gr

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Each

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Fresh Nectarines

BC Grown “Ready to Eat”

Fresh Cantaloupe 1.52 per kg

69

¢

per lb

Fresh Green Beans 2.84 per kg

1

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Braeburn Apples 3.28 per kg

1

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First of the Season

BC Grown

3.28 per kg

1

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per lb

Extra Large California “Premium”

49

Extra Large

per lb

California “Premium”

Black Plums 3.28 per kg

1

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4.39 per kg

Bunched Radishes or Green Onions

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10 6 4”

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Music

From Nashville Fan Fair to Rodeo grounds Country singer Beth Marie Anderson’s summer includes a Jamboree in Coombs this weekend LISSA ALEXANDER reporter@pqbnews.com

Local country music singer Beth Marie Anderson has returned from her booth at Nashville’s CMA Fan Fair X and she couldn’t be happier with the results. “It was mind blowing amazing. It was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done in my life.” Anderson was selected as one of the emerging artist exhibitors at the event, which is called one of the biggest fan festival in the world. She was set up amongst starts like Kix Brooks, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum and Wynonna Judd. Anderson said it was initially challenging to attract steady fans to her booth, so she sent her mom, sister and friend out to mingle with the crowd in front of her booth, to hand out some free download cards and pictures and invite people to come and get an autograph and sit down at her listening station. It worked. “So as soon as we figured out to do that halfway through the first day it was crazy, I literally had a line-up for the whole time.” Since she couldn’t really leave her booth, she asked fans to send her their photos through email and social media. When she returned home she was inundated with messages and pictures. “The coolest thing was it was truly a fan fair,” she said. “So if you make a connection with a fan and you’re like, ‘do this’ and they actually do it, then you’ve made a fan.”

And Anderson’s summer will continue to keep her busy. This weekend she’s playing at the first Coombs Country Music Jamboree, featuring rising stars and accomplished musicians from the Island. The event takes places Aug 16 and 17 at the Coombs Rodeo Grounds. Anderson will play on Friday night at 7:45 and will have a full band with her. Tickets are $15 at the gate for that evening. Music starts at 4 p.m. and the evening also includes music by David James and Big River from Nanaimo, Carli and Julie Kennedy from Victoria and the Brett Barrow Band from the mid-Island. Anderson will also play Saturday at 2 p.m. Live music will happen from 10 a.m. to around 8:30 p.m. that day and tickets are $40. A weekend pass is $50. A dance Saturday at 9 p.m. is $10 for festival attendees or $20 at the gate. Camping is available and there will be a beer garden and food on-site. For more information on the event visit www. coombscountrymusicjamboree.com. Anderson is also getting ready to release a new album in the fall. She’ll do an exclusive pre-release show in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area before heading back out to Nashville for some writing and performing. In November she’ll start an acoustic tour in the southern United States and wrap that up in December. Keep updated with Beth Marie Anderson’s musical adventures at www. bethanderson.ca.

suBMiTTED PHOTO BY BETH MARiE ANDERsON

Beth Marie Anderson had an incredible time at the CMA Fan Fair X in Nashville. Here she is pictured with a fan in front of her booth.

Fame Jr. to be a spectacular show by local thespians BRENDA GOUGH

News Contributor

B2B's summer education program at the Village theatre in Qualicum Beach is proving to be fun and fabulous for everyone involved. Twenty three students have spent three weeks in the Teen Musical Theatre program and this week will present their production of Fame Jr. Based on the 1980 film and the television series, the musical will be performed on August 15 and 16 in the evenings and on the 17th as a matinee, as part of B2B's mainstage season. Vocal coach Hilary Whelton and dance instructor Don-

na Wilkins caught up with The News last week to report their young thespians have been working hard and the musical will be spectacular. Whelton and Wilkins jokingly call themselves a dangerous duo when they discuss their B2B educational collaboration which started over four years ago. Wilkins said this year the group consists of some former students and new participants who have barely set foot inside of a theatre, and they have quickly become and incredible ensemble. "Over the course of three weeks it is like a boot camp and they all bring one another along and support each other," said Wilkins.

THANK YOU

All tickets: $11.00

Teen Musical Theatre THEATRE SOCIETY

This year they have three former B2B teen musical theatre students who have joined them to assist in the production. Sean Mueller who started with youth program when he was eight years old and is now in his second year at university flew in from Saskatchewan for a couple of weeks just to help out as assistant director. Also wearing a directors hat is Nick Atkinson who played Willy Wonka in one of B2B's teen musicals. Former student Demitria Rounis is lending her skills as the sound tech. Tickets for Fame Jr. are $11 and can be purchased through the Bard to Broadway box office at 250-752-4470.

August 15th & 16th at 7:30pm August 17th at 2:00pm

Special thank you to patrons and sponsors for a great season!

The Village Theatre, 110 W. 2nd Ave., Qualicum Beach, B.C. • www.b2btheatre.com • b2b@b2btheatre.com

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Every other week, a winner will receive FOUR $10 Gift Certificates to 4 different restaurants!

Dine Out & Win

Historical & Charming...

Join us at the Pub for the Annual Save-On Foods French Creek Salmon Derby, August 23rd - 25th

Open Daily

Lots and lots of prizes, loads of fun, and you can watch the excitement from our patio at the barbecue on Sunday starting at 11am. Everything is by donation with the proceeds going to the French Creek Marion Baker Hatchery. You don’t have to fish to be part of the fun!

Fri., Aug. 23rd & Sat, Aug. 24th — Dawn ’til 9pm Sunday, August 25th — Dawn ’til Noon Prizes and Awards Start at 1pm (Must be present to win)

Located at French Creek Harbour, our cozy pub offers fantastic fresh fish and chips and Vancouver Island’s best seafood chowder swimming with fresh local halibut, ling cod, scallops, and shrimp. We offer a wide range of delicious pub food and a large selection of local and imported beers. The view is amazing and the hospitality is memorable. Great food and great times await you at French Creek Marine Pub. Friday live band: Release, 8pm start. Saturday live band: Hands of Destruction, 8pm start. Open to serve you Monday to Saturday from 11am-Midnight, and Sunday from 11am to 10pm.

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EVERY SUNDAY TO WEDNESDAY

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Reservations Recommended

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 22

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FOUR COURSE DINNER SPECIAL Choose your Soup, Salad, Entrée and Dessert

17

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Your fresh seafood destination 250-954-1010

192 West Island Hwy

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Fun, Casual Family Dining Tuesday’s Lunch SPECIAL Prime Rib Stuffed Yorky with Mashed Potatoes and Vegetables $

9.95

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Open at 8am Daily • Patio Open!

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Kids Eat FREE! Purchase One

Adult Entrée in the Cedar Room and

TUESDAY WEDNESDAY

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 15

Karaoke - 10pm

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 & SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

Get One Meal For Free

Hummer - 10pm

Available between 5:00 - 6:00 pm seatings.

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FALL

FOOTWEAR is arriving!

Brenda GouGh Photo

Beautiful

Kumbana Marimba’s Forrest Carson-Austin (middle) recently taught these youngsters how to drum. This week he is sharing his skills with a group at the Errington World Music Camp.

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Rhythmic African beats can be heard emanating from Errington Hall this week as group of students learn to play drums, marimbas and traditional African dancing. At the end of the fourth annual African drumming, dance, and marimba intensive program, students will be presenting their newly acquired talents at a recital and picnic at the Errington Community park on August 16. The 24 students at the camp are learning a wide range of musical styles from some talented teachers. Cote d'Ivoire master musician, Fana Soro and daughter Nadjema are teaching traditional drum rhythms and dances of West Africa. Sarah Van Borek, a Vancouver musician and filmmaker brings her experience with marimba music and gumboot dancing from her studies in Johannesburg. Her assistant is Kumbana Marimba's Forrest Carson-Austin. We provide the highest level of service in a professional & affordable manner, without compromising our commitment to reliable & respectful service to our families.

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This Friday night the students will perform what they’ve learned for the public at 6:30 p.m. After that their instructors will take to the Community Park stage and perform. Those who attend the event are invited to come at 6 p.m. with their own picnic dinner and chairs. Van Borkek said she is excited to be teaching the gumboot dance which she learned while living in South Africa. "Back in a time when authorities restricted talking for mine workers, they would slap their boots to communicate," she said. The miners would also embellish their boots with bells so that they would ring as they stomped on the ground. She said the dance has now become a widespread art form in South Africa, a country she considers her second home. Van Borek said at the end of the recital the public is welcome to get up and try it.

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“There were so many positives about Parksville, the wonderful people, it’s such a friendly hospitable community, the weather, the pride is infectious,” says former chamber president and Pacific Brimm owner Gary Child from his new home in Washington State. But Child also had some honest criticism of the community he and his wife Renate chose to live in with their family for eight years. He said that while there were several reasons they left, the main one was the educational system and specifically its focus on vocational training. With their children reaching late high school age, he said he and his wife — a former DPAC (district parent advisory council) chair — wanted them to have a better launch into post secondary options, which they wouldn’t get here. Child, president of the Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce in 201011, was also disappointed with the local economy. “The best word for it is stagnant.”

He said while they loved their time here in some ways it felt like a break from their real careers and “Basically it’s time to go back to work,” he said explaining he had worked in high tech and his wife was in business accounting. He said another final straw was a state of the city address mayor Chris Burger gave to the business community in February in which Child said he didn’t discuss the economy. “That alarmed me, what are they doing for the business community?” And so they are off to Kirkland, Washington, a suburb of Seattle where IBM, Google and Microsoft have offices, back to his wife’s home country where there are more oportunities for them. Child is from Toronto, but his wife and children are all U.S. citizens making the transition easy despite the cultural differences that he said people often under estimate. He said they brought their children here when they were young to be immersed in both cultures and “we will take many wonderful things away from our time there.”

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Divorce carries a financial toll, and divorce in later years can carry a greater risk. According to Statistics Canada, the ‘grey divorce’ trend reveals a growing number of seniors over 65 who are divorced (49.7 per cent increase 2006-11). One may speculate that longer life expectancies may be a reason for this. One spouse may decide they do not wish to spend the next 20 to 30 years in an unhappy situation. We often hear not to let our emotions affect our investing decisions; in the case of divorce it is especially important not to let your emotions make decisions that will affect your future finances. You may wish to keep the home you have lived in, but will the trade-off make sense? The assets you give up to buy your spouse’s ownership

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CERTIFIED CARE Aide req. 3-5 days/week for elderly female living at home. Duties include: housekeeping, pet care, driving, meal planning & mental stimulation. Experience in working with Dementias essential. 250-586-6972

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD Casual/On Call Cooks Arrowsmith Lodge is seeking applications for Casual/On call Cooks. Food Safe Level 1 Certificate, Grade 10, successful completion of a recognized course in Cooking or an appropriate work record of similar description, and 3-5 years of satisfactory work experience relating to quality food production required. This position includes: meal preparation, allocating of preparatory work, apportioning & serving therapeutic & regular food items, and other related duties as per the HEU & HEABC Collective agreements Please submit resumes to: Arrowsmith Lodge 266B Moilliet St, Parksville Attention: Sandy Ribeyre

Casual On/Call Food Service Workers Arrowsmith Lodge is seeking applications for Casual/On call Food Service Workers. Food Safe level 1 required and minimum of grade 10. This position includes: assisting the Cook as required, dishwashing, clearing of dining room, replenishing stock, resident nourishment preparation, some stocking, and other related duties as per the HEU and HEABC Collective agreements. Please submit resumes to: Arrowsmith Lodge 266B Moilliet St., Parksville, BC, Attention: Sandy Ribeyre F/T LINE COOK required at Gary’s Bistro. Wage negotiable. Apply with resume, 115 2nd Ave, Qualicum.

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HANDYPERSONS

OFFERS CONSIDERED; Set sofa and matching chair (off green with quiet design). Reclining beige chair. Round coffee table inlay designs. Wood bistro with 2 high back chairs. Standing lamps. By apt. only, call (250)586-8922.

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

MATNew. $200.

BELLEVUE RECONDITIONED APPLIANCES

HAUL AWAY Garden and Yard Waste and Junk. Free Estimates. Call 250-240-1116.

FRIENDLY FRANK

HOUSEHOLD SERVICES

PAINTING A STROKE ABOVE Painting. Commercial & Residential. Interior/Exterior. WCB, liability insurance. All jobs warranted. See what we can do! Dave 250-248-0335, 250-240-2310. POIRIER PAINTING: Residential / Commercial / Vinyl Siding. Fully insured, Guaranteed Workmanship, WCB, Call Dan at #250-240-3528.

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36� TV with stand, (250)248-6791.

$75. Call

POWER LIFT and recline chair, 6 months old, $1000. Transport wheelchair and cushion, brand new, $200. Hitachi 52� projection TV, $250. Tempo treadmill, $250. Call (250)760-7009.

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).

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

FURNITURE 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. OAK ROUND 40� table & 4 chairs, good cond., $200. obo. 2 mirrors, decorative frames, 28�x33�, $50/each. obo (250)951-0839, Parksville.

ROKETA DUNE buggy 2007 Std 4-speed, 2 wd, 4 cyl. disc brakes safety belts. $4,000 obo. Call 250-730-1899. SCHWINN EXERCISE bike, $300. Tempo fold up treadmill, $400. Call (250)757-2325.

COLLEGE HEIGHTS, Nanaimo. 5bdrm +1bdrm suite. Gorgeous ocean/city views. Owner will carry mortgage with reasonable down payment. 250-753-0160

COLLEGE HEIGHTS, Nanaimo. Beautiful ocean/city views. 4bdrms + 2bdrm suite. Owner will carry mortgage/reasonable down payment. 250-753-0160

REAL ESTATE APARTMENT/CONDOS MILTON ST, Nanaimo, 2bdrm condo. Top floor. Fantastic City/Ocean views. Owner will carry mortgage w/$650 monthly payments. (250)753-0160

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

BICYCLES

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.

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

COLLEGE HEIGHTS, Nanaimo. 3-level, 4bdrm +1bdrm suite. Beautiful ocean/city views. Owner will carry mortgage/reasonable down payment. (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.

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

PARK MODEL Westwind RV & Golf Resort Yuma - Arizona 2006 Dutch Park home with a full length sundeck plus shed at end of concrete driveway. This is a move-in ready unit with all expected contents. See Westwind Resort on your computer, site 759 Gardenia. Prime location and set-up. $64,500 US.

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QUALICUM BEACH - Canyon Cresc area: 1400 sq ft rancher on crawl. 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, oak flooring. Heat pump, wood burning fireplace. Ext. has stucco & bevel siding. Single garage + carport. Covered patio. Lot .4 acre, sprinkler, landscaped. $395,000. Call 250-752-7402

SEPTEMBER SERVICE DIRECTORY SERVICE DIRECTORY Get readyCallforTheyourNews 250-248-4341 TODAY! Landscaping

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COMPUTER BUSINESS & Home Support, 30yr IT Tech. Low rates, Seniors Discount. Call John, 250-594-5558.

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

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

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

Call Kevin 250-240-7372

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

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

MOVING & STORAGE

Offering PC Repair and Personal Tutoring From Nanoose to Deep Bay

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

HAULING AND SALVAGE

MEDICAL HEALTH

BUYDENS Computer Services

STEEL BUILDING Sizzling summer savings event! 20x22 $4,188. 25x24 $4,598. 30x36 $6,876. 32x44$8,700. 40x52 $12,990. 47x70 $17,100. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, appliances, granite floor tiles, wood flooring, aluminum railings, jacuzzi. (250)753-0160

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

COMPUTER SERVICES

FOR SALE BY OWNER

FULL WARRANTY. Large Showroom

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.

NUTRITION/DIET

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

DEWALT 10� radial arm saw $150. Steel cattle squeeze, home built, good cond. $400. SS double sink, 32�x21�x8�, new $125. (250)754-4641.

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Interested in Losing Weight & Regaining Optimum Health? Samudra Weight Loss Health & Wellness is looking for individuals to form a beta group to do just that. Operating with great success in the Comox Valley for the past 3 years Samudra Weight Loss has opened their 2nd studio in beautiful downtown Qualicum ~ 702 Beach Road. This medically designed 4 phase program targets fat, spares muscle and has fast and lasting results. Contact owner/operator Kristin Bjarnason, RN & certified Yoga/ Nordic Walking instructor. Read testimonials and obtain further information ~ call Kristin, Ph 250 334-7008 samudraweighloss@gmail.com www.samudraweightloss.com

FURNITURE

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

APPLIANCES

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

LEGAL SERVICES

REAL ESTATE

HOBBIES & CRAFTS

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.

HOME CARE/SUPPORT

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

PILLOWTOP QUEEN TRESS SET. Brand Need to sell ASAP! (250)713-9680

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

M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

GRAVEL MART

• Blue & Multi Driveway Chips • Construction Aggregates • Top Soil • Bark Mulch • Lawn Sand • Compost • River Rock Trucks for Hire • Pick-up or Delivery LICENSED DISPOSAL SITE FOR Yard, Garden & Wood Waste

FREE SCRAP METAL DROP OFF INCL. APPLIANCES

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Tree Services

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WILSON ENTERPRISES THE TREE PEOPLE

TREE SERVICE Free Estimates. Insured.

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Drywall

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RENOVATIONS & REPAIRS 21 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE Insulation & Vapor Barrier, Sound Proofing, Drywall & Drywall Finishing, Paint & Ceiling Texture, Skylite Repair.

WILF @ Parksville: 250-586-3945 250-248-3337

Gardening

Fencing

BETTER LAWN BLAIR’S & YARD CARE FENCING Lawn Mowing Fertilizing Hedge & Shrub Trimming Fence Installation & Repair

On Vacation - Let us look after your lawns. House Sitting Services offered Fully Licensed & Insured

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

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RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

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FOR SALE BY OWNER

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

SHARED ACCOMMODATION

CARS

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

TRUCKS & VANS

ERRINGTON: 1 bdrm, 1 full bath, hydro, satellite, laundry facilities incl. References required, no dogs. 250-248-5166 or 250-668-0580, $750 + DD.

NORTH NANAIMO: Attention Students/Working Professionals: fully furnished room, nice, quiet area. Own bathroom, cable, shared kitchen and laundry. N/S, N/P, no partiers. $550/mo. 250-756-9746.

SOUTH NANAIMO: $235,000. 2bdrms up, 1bdrm down. Lots of updates. 613 Bruce Ave. Call (250)591-1210 for showing, or email for pictures trkrblaz@telus.net

HOUSES FOR SALE 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 FACTORY DIRECT Wholesale CSA Certified Modular Homes, Manufactured/Mobile Homes and Park Model Homes, We ship throughout Western Canada visit us online at www.hbmodular.com or 1-877-976-3737

ERRINGTON ACREAGE, Down Town, clean, private 2 bdrm, 2 decks, f/s, w/d. $725, ref’s req’d. Call 250-228-9049.

FRENCH CREEK CHARMER 3 bdrm/2 ba on .23 acre. Many updates. Warm, welcoming & move in ready. $335,000. By appt. gardendelight@shaw.ca. 250-752-4741. Details: bcislandhomes.com/1339gilley-crescent-parksville.

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO 10 mins from Qualicum

Recently re-decorated

3C 1bdrm $450 NS/NP.

Available now

Call 1-250-594-3004 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 PARKSVILLE. 2-BDRM 2 bath, 1450 sq.ft. home. Large lot, Gardener’s Delight. 747 Camas Way. (250)586-2836.

AVAIL SEPT. 1st. 1-bdrm patio home in Parksville, independent living for seniors. Weekly housekeeping included. Optional dining program $1050/mo. (250)248-7612. EMERALD ESTATES 1 bdrm condo, south facing, private patio, incl. housekeeping. Avail Aug 15. 250-723-6418 or 250-248-7106 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. PARKSVILLE, Nice, spacious 2 bdrm suite avail Sept 1. Great location, walk to everything. NS/NP & Ref’s req’d. $900/mth on 1 yr lease. 604838-9274 Lv. message.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

PETROGLYPH PARK (Nanaimo) 2bdrm, 1bath, new appliances/furnace/oil tank/flooring. Great ocean view! $49,900. (250)753-4065

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 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.

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

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.

MOBILE HOMES & PADS BOWSER: 3-BDRM mobile on half acre. Long term tenants only. N/P, ref’s req. $800 mo, Avail Sept. 1st. 250-951-7473 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 ERRINGTON: 2 bdrm mobile home, 8 mins from Parksville, recently updated, wood F/P, electric heat, W/D, small yard, quiet neighbourhood, NS/NP. $750. Call (250)951-4830.

HOMES FOR RENT ERRINGTON: 1.5 bdrm, quiet acreage, lrg apt. $650/mo + util’s. Sm. Pet ok. Avail. Now. Call (250)951-2995. ERRINGTON- 3 BDRM, 2 bath, 1200sq ft, newly reno’d, newer appls, 5 appls, wood stove, lrg yrd, storage. $1300+ utils. Available Sept 1. Call (250)248-3181, 250-947-5198. 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.

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.

STORAGE

QUALICUM NEWLY renovated duplex. Walk to town, golf, beach, 3 bdrm/2 bath, 5 appl’s $1200/mo 250-757-8862

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. 2007 GRAND Caravan. 145,000 km. $6000. 250-9275623, 250-228-4097.

BOATS

SUITES, LOWER 1-BDRM WATERFRONT Nanoose Bay. $750./mo inclds hydro. Aug. 15. 250-468-5663. 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.

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.

SUITES, UPPER ERRINGTON- 1 BDRM, 1 bath, 600sq ft, 4 appls, fenced yrd, private driveway $700 inclds hydro. Available Sept 1. Call (250)248-3181, 250-947-5198. PARKSVILLE: LEVEL entry, 1255 sq ft, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appls, blocks from schools/library/beach, garage, priv fenced yard, utils incl’d, N/S, ref’s, avail Oct. 1. $1075. Call 778-424-3035.

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

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

DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

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OFFICE/RETAIL

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

SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING PARKSVILLE EMERALD Estates. Independent living for seniors. 1 bdrm patio suite. Weekly housekeeping included. Lynn (250)303-0098.

BUYING - RENTING- SELLING

2010 FORD Escape 4x4 only 33,380 km, 2.5L auto, power everything, AC, CD, ABS, exc. cond. $16,995. Call (250)9331717.

TRUCKS & VANS

1996 FORD 1-ton Crew Cab custom box, headache rack, $1000 front end work done, $2,900 obo. Call 250-7240709.

RV RESORT ON THE LAKE

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

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.

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

RECREATION

RV PADS

1988 BAYLINER, 24’, 230 HP, in excellent condition and many extras, $10,500. Trailer available for $1,500. Call 250585-4009.

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.

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.

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

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

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16 FT ARIMA Sea Explorer 1511- 6 ft cuddy, portapotty, freshwater tank, dual battery, 70HP Johnson, 202 orig hrs, Highliner trailer, mint condition, $18,000. 250-723-8788.

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 1982 PORSCHE 911SC Classic chocolate brown Porsche 911 with Collector plates, lovingly maintained. Summer driven only, great condition, extremely quick. 5 Speed transmission with 3.0 L engine. 183,000 km, $19,900. Call (250)752-0624.

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

26’ 1995 Layton 5th Wheel, slide-out, lots of storage, stand up bedroom, A/C, TV, mircowave, excellent condition, hitch available. $7,300 reduced to $6,600 (250)4689341. Turn-key ready.

SPORTS & IMPORTS

AUTO FINANCING

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

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.

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

TRANSPORTATION

PARKSVILLE: FULLY FURNISHED 2 bdrm, 2 bath home, 2 min walk to Parksville Beach, all utils included. Parking & attached garage included. Just bring a suitcase & groceries. $1375. Doug, 250889-2894.

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

MARINE

250-248-7100.

PARKSVILLE, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, w/d, f/s, pets ok. $1000 p/mo + utils. Avail. Immed. 250-5864337

THREE bedroom with carport and wired shop. 1.5 bath - no tub walk in shower only. Fully fenced backyard. Gas and electric heat. Near library, school and shopping. For rent September 1. $1100 plus utilities. (250)-248-6857

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.

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. 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

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 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

CARS 1993 LINCOLN Town car63,000 miles, leather interior, red, tires and vehicle in good shape. $1,500. Call (250)7569282. 1996 FORD TAURUS. 94,000 kms, keyless entry system, power windows (ABS), antitheft, immaculate condition, no rust. $2000. 250-752-3973. 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.

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.

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. www.silverfoxmarinecharters.com

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56th annual QB Ocean Mile Swim 56 swimmers brave rain and possible storm in popular and tough annual event JAMES CL ARKE

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This year’s Qualicum Beach Ocean Mile Swim was a wet one, as the 56th annual featured lots of liquid sunshine. “It’s never rained like this for the swim before — ever,” a drenched Anne Porteous, RDN recreation programmer and event coorinator and MC surmised as she slogged back up from the shoreline after the 3 p.m. start. Held as always on the Qualicum Beach waterfront by the boat ramp, the rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the 56 swimmers ranging in age from eight to 70. The tide was out, which meant the mass start began quite a ways out from shore. Prior to the start, Porteous informed the entrants of a thunder and lightning alert, and that if there were any signs of either (which there wasn’t), the swimmers would be called back in. There were 14 awards doled out including a new age category for swimmers 5664 in memory of longtime booster Doug Taylor who passed away this year. Also missed Sunday was OMS co-founder Betty Breakwell who passed away last week at the age of 90. “They were definitely on our minds today,” said Porteous.

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Swimmers head out at the start of Sunday’s 56th annual Qualicum Beach Ocean Mile Swim.

Back for their 20-plus consecutive OMS were the Poland’s — Peter (dad), Deb (mom) and their recently married daughter Breanne who made the trip from Squamish where she’s a teacher. In the end, Parksville’s Haley Bennet, 13, who is fresh off the Canadian National Swim Championships in Montreal where she won bronze in the 1,500 Free as part of the RAC Breakers, was the big winner Sunday, as she placed first overall with a time of 28:22, which also secured her the hardware for First Dist. 69 Resident in;

first local lady to finish, and first in the 13U category. OTHER RESULTS: The trophy for Most Senior participant went to 70-yearold Claus Schmidt from Qualicum Beach in 1:20. The youngest participant was eightyear-old Camryn Stannard from Parksville in a time of 1:10.08. 1st Place - Open (wetsuit) Class went to Owen Brown from Port Alberni in 29:05. 1st Place 14-18 yrs.: Joelle Woung from Ft. McMurray in 36.34.

1st Place 19-25: Jesse McCowan from Victoria in 38:01. 1st Place 26-35: Alanna Bochynski from Parksville at 43:19. 1st Place 36-45: Jason Hare from Parksville at 33 minutes. 1st Place 46-55: Qualicum Beach’s Peter Poland at 40:10. 1st Place 56-64: Avila Rodes from Victoria at 38:14.  1st Place 65&over: Erik Warners in 57:50. Results will be posted on www.rdn.bc. ca by Wednesday.

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Oceanside Youth Soccer on solid footing Soccer in Oceanside “is alive and growing stronger.” According to Warren Cudney,  Oceanside Youth Soccer Society (OYSS) “is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with Mid Isle and Gabriola Youth Soccer clubs for the upcoming 2013-2014 House League soccer campaigns for players ages U10-U18. Pony soc-

cer for players aged U6 to U9 will continue to grow as well.   “Following many months of planning in response to changes taking place in youth soccer in the Upper Island (UISA), OYSS, along with our new partners, have developed a way-forward that includes in-league house level play with teams from all three clubs, along with rotating

monthly jamborees (mini tournaments) that will invite clubs from the upper and lower Island including Port Alberni and Comox,” explained Cudney, who sits on the society’s board of directors, adding that with a focus on player development and love of the game, and with registration prices that remain unchanged for the third straight year, the

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There aren’t many kids out there that can say they safely stole second in front of 27,000plus cheering fans at Safeco Field, or any other major league field for that matter, but Parksville’s Ryan Blonski did just that at a recent Seattle Mariner’s game. The way the story goes, the spirited 10-yearold was in the Emerald City July 11 to take in an M’s game with his mom Rhonda and some friends. He and his mom where field level taking in some of the pre-game warm up when one of the event staff approached them and asked if Ryan would like to be part of their Steal-A-Base event, a periodic promo involving randomly selected fans. It’s not the first time they’ve taken in an M’s game, but “definitely” the most memorable. Ryan and his mom were taken below and given a tour of the facility, and he was introduced over the PA system as he waited by an opening in the fence at centre field.  “It was awesome,” Ryan, a student at Winchelsea Elemenatry School said with a big

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