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A new group of citizens in Qualicum Beach says it wants to “take back their town” from the current council. In a news release issued this week, the Concerned Citizens of Qualicum Beach (CCQB) said the current town council “operates in an adversarial, autocratic, discourteous and secretive manner.” In a phone interview Tuesday, one of the contact people listed on the news release, Graham Riches, said the group is “not formally constituted” and is comprised of approximately 10 people who “meet consistently.” He also said 20-30 people have expressed interest in the formation of the group, which will have a public meeting Monday, Sept. 16 (7 p.m. at the Civic Centre). “All residents of Qualicum Beach are invited to explore ways in which they can register their concerns and take back their town,” stated the news release. Riches was asked from whom the group feels the need to take back their town. “From those who see the development process without regard for the particular uniqueness of Qualicum Beach,” he said. Riches refused to be specific about whom the group is targeting, but he did make reference to many 3-2 votes on motions at council regarding specific developments including The Clarion, the official community plan and the urban containment boundary. The Qualicum Beach Residents’ Association (QBRA) has been issuing similar statements and has hosted public meetings regarding The Clarion and development in general. See MANY RESIDENTS, page A7

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Rogue storm hits Parksville Residents and businesses were assessing the damage Tuesday after a “rogue” storm swept through Parksville Monday night, packing with it record amounts of rain and knocking out power to thousands of people. A rain gauge in Community Park recorded 33 mm in 18 minutes around 8 p.m., said Parksville Fire Chief Doug Banks. Reports from neighbouring communities suggested the storm narrowly focused on Parksville. Banks, who has been fire chief for 24 years and has lived in the area his entire life, said the storm was the

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— including Harris Oceanside Chevrolet — but there are no dollar estimates yet of total damage in the city. Power was interrupted at the new Oceanside Health Centre, but there were no lines down. The water overflowed the storm drain capacity, backing up and flooding some basements and businesses. City hall and the fire department were not spared, both receiving less than 25 mm of water in low parts of the buildings when drains were overwhelmed. See NO FIRES, page A7

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Council goes in-camera on caretaker issue The deadline has come and gone, but there’s still no word if the person living rent-free as a caretaker on the Heritage Forest property in Qualicum Beach has honoured a town-issued eviction notice. After a story that broke in The NEWS, town council passed a motion giving the man 90 days notice to vacate the property. The clock starting ticking May 31. “We’re dealing with that in-camera, so I can’t really tell you anything,” Mayor Teunis Westbroek said Wednesday before the behindclosed-doors meeting. The next regular council meeting is Monday. — NEWS Staff

Mother Nature, not crime, keep police busy Police patrolling on the long weekend found themselves faced with a dearth of criminal activity, but that doesn’t mean they were left twiddling their thumbs. Oceanside RCMP Corporal Jesse Foreman said officers had their hands full when Mother Nature let loose her fury on Monday night. “The officers working the night of the flash flood were bombarded with traffic control issues,” he said. “They had thing like trees down all happening at the same time.” Other than that, he said, the Labour Day weekend was quiet, with no instances of note. With Labour Day over though, Foreman stressed the need for drivers to take extra care when heading to and from work in the morning, with students back at school. — NEWS Staff Neil HorNer pHoto

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A Vancouver-based company wants to bring a European sense of community in the form of the first cohousing project in Parksville. “Physically and legally it is the same as a townhouse strata project, socially it is a more community oriented spirit like cooperative housing,” explained Gary Morrison, the president and founder of Livewell Cohousing Developments which has a letter of intent to start the project beside the community centre. Livewell is bringing Charles Durrett to town Sept. 22 to discuss the history, benefits and details of cohousing, which he was instrumental in bringing to the U.S. from Denmark in the 1960s and 70s. “Durrett was a post grad student in architec-

ture when he saw a friendly, active building,” in Denmark in the 1960s and ended up staying for a couple years,” Morrison said. Cohousing is meant as an affordable way to combine the benefits of privately owned homes with extensive the “club house” amenity areas and resources of a community housing project. The residential units would be like regular townhouse or condos — on the smaller side — with additional shared amenities like a dining room, playroom and spare suite that could be used for guests or something like a nurse’s suite. The specific amenities would be chosen by the owners who have an unusual amount of say in the process, Morrison said, with Livewell acting more like consultants, helping the owners develop the housing they want. The club house would feature community activities like movie nights, pot luck dinners and classes like yoga and dance. “We try to create a village-like atmosphere that is friendly and welcoming,” Morrison said. See ZONING, page A4


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The zoning is already in place and Morrison said things could get rolling quickly if potential residents help spur it along. He said they are looking at 1.6 acres on the corner of Jensen Ave. and McCarter St., part of the 6.5 acre vacant lot owned by MacLean Homes beside the Parksville Community and Conference Centre (PCCC). They’d build 25-35 units, which would be somewhat denser than the “patio homes” city council reluctantly approved for MacLean Homes in January. At the time council said they’d prefer higher density, but they didn’t have any leverage on the existing multi-family zoning.

Morrison said MacLean, a local company, fully supports the cohousing as one way to increase density which the market wouldn’t otherwise support. Along with information on the project, the Sept. 22 event will be the first in a series of regular gatherings for the potential residents to start coming together as a community. If things go well, planning workshops will start in the fall with construction expected to start next year, Catch Charles Durrett Sunday, Sept. 22 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre and check ww.livewellcohousing.ca for more information.

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THURSDAY SPOTLIGHT: People, places and issues of the Parksville/Qualicum Beach region Chanterelle season kiCks off

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The recent misty, rainy, wet weather may be a curse for those looking for a sunny day at the beach, but there is at least one group of central Island residents who are rubbing their hands with glee at every thunder clap. That group is the wildcrafters, otherwise known as chanterelle mushroom pickers, who have already begun to stream into the local forests in search of their gourmet prey. That comes as good news for the many people who either pick the mushrooms for their own personal use or for those who do so to earn a little extra spending money. As First Nations Wildcrafters spokesperson Keith Hunter recalls, last year’s mushroom harvest on the central Island was virtually non-existent, due to a prolonged drought that left mushroom pickers with empty bags and wallets. This year, he said, it looks like things will be different. Although he has seen earlier mushroom seasons, the late August For keeping yourself from start this year comes as a welgetting lost, don’t look down all the time and try come relief. “We didn’t do to be more aware of your any mushrooms surroundings. at all last year,” Gordon yelland Hunter said from his office in Port Alberni. “The mushrooms were late and there weren’t that many of them, so we didn’t want to create a commercial market that had an impact on people picking for their personal use. In some years though, we’ve started buying them as early as the first week of August. It’s not all that unusual.” Hunter said he has heard two theories about what gets the mushrooms to pop. “Some think it’s the moisture that gets them to flush, while others think it’s all about the ground cooling off,”

he said. “I think it’s a combination of the two. This year, with the cooler temperatures and the rain further inland, that’s why we are seeing them where they weren’t last year.” Hunter stressed that while the commercial aspect of chanterelle season is important, it is also primarily a crucial local food resource. “It’s an important part of the local food economy,” he said. “It’s good food, healthy food and picking them is good exercise.” Chanterelles are considered one of the most choice mushrooms growing in coastal B.C., along with the morel and the pine mushrooms. When people head out to the bush to pick their chanterelles however, it’s important for pickers to keep their wits about them. That’s because anyone who has ever picked mushrooms knows the urge to always look at the ground while searching for their mycological prey, but Gordon Yelland is hoping they’ll look up a little more often this fall. Yelland, a volunteer with Arrowsmith Search and Rescue, said mushroom pickers need to be careful in the woods. Mushroom pickers have historically been one of the groups most likely to require rescuing and while they’ve been doing better lately, improvement is needed. “In the last few years they’ve pared down that statistic,” Yelland said. “But they are one of the recognized groups of outdoor activities and enough of them get lost in the season that they have their own statistical group.” Yelland said the urge to always look down can lead to problems for pickers. “For keeping yourself from getting lost, don’t look down all the time and try to be more aware of your surroundings,” he said. “Take a map of the area you’re going into and if you have a GPS, learn how to use it — but don’t rely on it. Don’t just count

on that. Learn how to read a map and have a compass.” He said pickers should be prepared to spend more time in the woods than they expect. “Make sure you are dressed for the weather,” he said. “Take some water, snacks, a flashlight — a few things just in case you get into trouble.” While the wide availability of cell phones has proved a blessing for search and rescue technicians, Yelland noted they are useless if their battery is dead. “If you have a cell phone, by all

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arijuana use is often treated as a joke in B.C. The province has earned its reputation as a producer of some of the most potent weed in the world. With that comes the wink, wink, nudge nudge of pot smoking here. Many see it as harmless, or even the divine right of those in B.C. to partake. The woman who came to our office in tears this week does not see it that way. She is at her wits end trying to get help, or some kind of positive attention, for her son, who recently turned 16. She’s disappointed with the police, who she says knows where the pot-selling houses are located in and around Parksville, the ones where teens can get a baggie-full. She’s less than happy with the school district, who she says knows pot use is popular among local high school students. She’s angry with the Ministry of Children and Families, who she says is enabling her son by paying for him to rent a house in Parksville and giving him a clothing allowance. He and his friends, says this mom, sit around most of the day and get blasted. It’s one thing to chuckle and turn a blind eye to adults who smoke pot. Should society turn a blind eye and laugh when 12 year-olds are smoking marijuana? That’s when this women’s son started. We say no, which is the same stance we’d take if we were talking about a 12-year-old drinking alcohol and getting drunk for kicks. Frankly, we didn’t know how to help this woman. But we could empathize with her frustrations. There are challenges in doing any story like this (hence it’s being done, in a fashion, in this opinion space). The Ministry of Children and Families, the school district and the RCMP, mostly for the right reasons, aren’t going to talk to us about underage people. Part of this mother’s frustration was the fact provincially-funded treatment facilities are generally for those 19 years of age and older. “He is going to be so far gone by the time he’s 19,” says the mother. Now, we don’t know what the boy’s home situation was or his history. But it does sound like he could use some help. Zoning out most days on weed isn’t exactly anyone’s idea of a healthy or productive life. It’s even more sad when a young person does it before he/ she has even had a chance at an education or career or trade or hobby or love life or pursuit of anything, frankly. — Editorial by John Harding

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Letters inspect the booths As witnessed by the more than 200 people who fell ill, including 79 cases of confirmed food poisoning, at the 2013 Toronto CNE this August, food safety at temporary events and exhibitions is a very real concern. While travelling in Bolivia a few years ago I was warned not to eat food offered by street vendors. Fair enough, but this is Canada. Our food safety regulations and monitoring systems are first world, not third. Aren’t they? We have had some major hiccups of late: Mad Cow in 2003, Maple Leaf Foods in 2008 and XL Foods last year. But those are other stories. On Vancouver Island we have the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) to protect us, or rather, as their website states “to prevent food borne illnesses through safe food management.” This is achieved primarily through the inspection of restaurants, pubs and lounges, hospitals and care facilities, food carts and coffee outlets, delis and bakeries, grocery stores and more, including temporary events where food is sold. There is a list of inspections performed by VIHA on the North and Central Island, since 2005, available online at: http://www. viha.ca/mho/inspections/ This resource is comprehensive: organized by city and/or community. You can view the inspection results of your favourite restaurant or local corner store. What you will not find however, are the results of any food inspections conducted at the hundreds of temporary events, fairs,

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Michelle is busy I am writing to praise our MLA Michelle Stilwell. She’s had a lot of press lately, a fair bit of it the negative variety, from those complaining that she doesn’t make every meeting and every debate session in the area. I can offer some insight into what she is doing — she is answering the concerns of her constituents quickly, she is actioning their concerns where possible and she is incredibly good at actually getting things done. I wrote a letter to both Stilwell and RDN board chair Joe Stanhope regarding some concerns about a dangerous road in our community. Both answered me back the very same day and Stilwell immediately directed my concerns to the Ministry of Transportation, who contacted me within three days. Less than 48 hours after that phone call, the ministry had done site visits, agreed that the area lacked the necessary safety measures and are now making the necessary changes.

Stilwell’s office also contacted me to let me know the site visits had happened and the community would be a safer place for our school children who walk the road to school each day. I was completely impressed that not only were my concerns read and considered, but actioned in less than a week. I never thought reaching the government would so simple. Sharon todd Parksville

support is lacking In your August 27 edition, Compliance Coal CEO Stephen Ellis stated that the proposed coal mine at Buckley Bay/ Fanny Bay has the support of local residents. Such an assertion demands scrutiny in the light of the facts. Briefly, the facts opposing or expressing concern of this proposed mine are as follows: • Some 65 individual organizations and businesses have registered their opposition/concern (list available upon request). • nine local governments and elected representatives expressed opposition or concern. • two Labor councils.  • two First Nations. • approximately 5,000 submissions with over 95 per cent indicating concern for and/ or opposition to the project. • an estimated 1,500 persons turned out for the three public meetings. The above facts clearly indicate that there is no social license for this mine. They stand in stark contrast to the comments of Ellis.

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LAZY MIKE & THE ROCKIN RECLINERS 7pm. Deez Bar & Grill, 3353 Island Hwy W, QB.

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Parksville Lawn Bowling Club. Draws: 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm both days. 149 E. Stanford Ave.

COOMBS OLD TIME FIDDLERS

7:30pm. Rotary House, Beach and Fern, Qualicum Beach.

BRADLEY CENTRE THURSDAY SPINNERS 7-11am. 975 Shearme Rd, Coombs.

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2-4pm. Parksville Civic & Technology Centre, Rm 100.

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MON. SEPt. 9 MEET AND GREET

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By Neil Horner

Northwest Passage has scuttled an attempt by a group of adventurers to row from Inuvik, Northwest Territories to Pond Inlet in Nunavut. The four-man team experienced strong headwinds and ice-choked channels that eventually made them decide to pull the plug on their attempt.

• Glenn Wakefield may be 63, but the Vancouver Island man still believes he has time to fulfill a lifelong dream. The Victoria resident embarked this week on an adventure that will see him attempt to sail solo around the globe. Wakefield made one other attempt to make the circumnavigation five years ago, but was forced to abandon the attempt due to heavy storms at Cape Horn at the bottom of South America. • The west coast of Vancouver Island has been justifiably called the Graveyard of the Pacific because of all the shipwrecks that took place there, but it’s not the only notorious stretch of coastline on the planet. On the coast of Namibia however lies a stretch of the Namib desert that bears its own well-deserved grim title: the Skeleton Coast. That coastline has claimed everything from Spanish galleons to modern cargo ships, one of which went down on this date in 1904. Shrouded in dense fog, the Eduard Bohlen, a 310-foot, 2,272 gross ton cargo ship ran aground and was wrecked at Conception Bay while steaming from Swakopmund to Table Bay. The rusting remains of the ship remain swathed in sand to this day, laying about 400 metres from the coast. It is one of the most photographed shipwrecks in the world.

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$5,598 – 2013 (for 9 months) $7,613 – 2014 $7,766 – 2015 $7,921 – 2016 2. LEASE a portion of PID # 025-816-241, Strata Lot 1, Plan VIS5454, DL 78, LD 35, located at 703 Memorial Avenue in the downtown core and known as the Seniors’ Centre, as follows: TENANT AREA/PURPOSE TERM ANNUAL RENT $1,267 – 2014 $1,305 – 2015 $1,344 – 2016 $1,385 – 2017 $1,426 – 2018

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4. PROVIDE ASSISTANCE to the Oceanside Hospice Society and to the Qualicum Beach Seniors’ Activities Centre Association by renting 210 Crescent Road West and 703 Memorial Avenue, respectively to each society, for rent which is less than its market value. 5. PROVIDE ASSISTANCE to the Qualicum Beach Downtown Business Association by issuing a licence of occupation for non-exclusive right to use a portion of sidewalks along streets in the Village neighbourhood for local businesses to place, use, maintain and operate a sidewalk sale on Saturday, September 21, 2013 between the hours of 9:00 am and 9:00 pm. This use is conditional on no items being placed on the curb side of the sidewalk and maintaining at least six feet of unobstructed walkway. The Licence permits occupying a portion of sidewalk for a licence fee of $1.00, which is less than its market value for the one-day term. Trudy Coates, Corporate Administrator Town of Qualicum Beach

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abour Day has come and Maybe sitting on the back gone and now we must all porch, watching the Perseid meleave summer behind us. teor shower until all hours of the It’s time to get back to By Neil Horner night was an adventure. Perhaps work, to refocus our efhitching a ride to get ice cream for forts, either at our place of business the first time ever with my son was or at our school. Routine will once an adventure. It sure seemed like again hold sway over our daily lives. one for him. I suppose it’s comforting in a way Normally you wouldn’t de— familiar. scribe the guy at the Chemainus There is a time for adventures, restaurant interrupting the family but that time has passed, at least for of Italian tourists to first go ga-ga now. over their baby and then begin a But what’s that you say? You didn’t have any one-sided conversation about Sylvio Berlussummertime adventures? coni’s bunga-bunga parties as being an advenOh I don’t think so. Whether or not you had ture, but Alex and I would disagree. Talk about adventures this summer really only depends on awkward! Yikes! how low you are willing to set the bar. But that’s the thing. Where do we draw the Was rappelling seven storeys into the black- line? To me, who has been kindly described as ness of the rainbarrell in Horne Lake Caves an having a “rich inner life,” all of these things can adventure? I sure thought so at the time, but re- be seen as adventures. Why? Because they’re alistically I was on a guided tour. memorable. These moments — and there were Was riding the tide with mask and snorkel many of them actually — defined my summer at Manson’s Landing an adventure? It sure felt of 2013. like it as I was swept over the creatures on the I bet every one of you out there has at least bottom like a jet fighter. Realistically though one such favourite moment from the past three Alex and I were being swept into the safety of months that similarly defines your summer. the shallows. Was this another ersatz adven- Maybe it was something at a barbecue or a parture? Maybe. ty. Maybe it was a sunset on the beach, building How about kayaking from Smelt Bay on a sandcastle, moving to the music at a festival Cortes Island to Shark Spit on Marina, and or visiting a friend in a far-away place. from there paddling to explore mysterious CarIt doesn’t have to be a big thing. Maybe it was rington Lagoon? It sure was fun, but it’s not like just an unspoken moment of closeness with we were in the total wilderness or anything. the love of your life or the way your little nephThere was even toilet paper in one of the out- ew or niece laughed that time when you made houses! a funny face. Perhaps going to the airshow in Comox with All of you, I’m almost certain, had at least Alex and his grandpa was an adventure — if one such slice of time that in later years you’ll only in trying to extricate ourselves from the remember as “oh, that was in the summer of parking lot once all the flying was finished. 2013.” How about walking the docks at Cowichan Hold onto that moment. Treasure it. Keep Bay, dreaming about sailboats? It was more of it safe. The word is it’s going to be a long, cold an excursion, really I suppose. hard winter. We’re going to need that little bit of Then there was hunting for octopus on inner warmth. Hornby Island. We didn’t find any — again — Neil Horner is the assistant editor of The but it was sure fun looking! NEWS and a regular columnist.

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Elizabeth May coming to Coombs Green Party leader begins to gear up for the next election

Voters in the Nanaimo-Alberni riding will get an opportunity to talk to a political star this weekend when Green Party leader Elizabeth May comes to visit. May is slated to participate in a potluck barbecue at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Coombs fairgrounds. She will be speaking about current issues for the fall parliamentary sitting, the direction for the Green Party nationally, and what they can

do in preparation for the next federal election in 2015. Discussion will include the impact of changes to the electoral boundaries on Vancouver Island and the potential for cooperation across political boundaries. The potluck barbecue is hosted by the executive of the Nanaimo-Alberni Federal Green Party Association and is open to the public. Elizabeth May is the sole representative of the Green Party of Canada in the House of Commons. — NEWS Staff

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As part of council’s ongoing effort to communicate with residents, the City of Parksville is asking residents about its web presence. They are conducting a survey (www.parksville.ca) from now until Oct. 10 to help guide a “revitalization” of their website and other Internet communications. The website was last updated in 2009 and a news release points out a lot has changed in the digital world since then. Along the way, the city has added the latest media to their website including Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest and video streaming of council meetings, and starting September they will be offering an electronic-newsletter. The regular e-News will complement the “It’s Your City” page published in The NEWS the second Tuesday of each month. Delivered

directly to e-mail in-boxes, it will feature news and updates about services, key projects and seasonal reminders and will be archived on the website. To subscribe text PARKSVILLE to 22828, follow the links on the website or sign up directly at http://bit.ly/15OTz1K. The communications department assures people their e-mail addresses will not be sold or given to any third party or be used for any other reason. Meanwhile, some regular council meeting dates have shifted. The next meeting is 6 p.m. Sept. 4 the regular Parksville Civic and Technology Centre forum, or city hall, followed by a two week break for closed door strategic planning meetings and the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention Sept. 16-20. The next regular meeting is, Sept. 23.

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Enjoying the challenges of abstract View her works at Gallery@ Qualicum Art Supply LISSA ALEXANDER reporter@pqbnews.com

When Eunmi Conacher switched from making large 3D sculptures to painting, she thought it would be a lot more relaxing. “I thought, painting seems easy, you just sit there,” she said. But creating a piece that she was satisfied with would prove to be a difficult challenge. Conacher is from Seoul, South Korea where she attended university and graduated with a fine arts degree majoring in ceramics and art education. She later obtained a post graduate diploma in visual arts at the University of Sydney in Australia and completed a research program in ceramics at Tsukuba University in Japan. She made a number of huge, heavy ceramic creations over the years but all the hammering and machine use was wearing on her. Conacher came to Canada in 1996 and she and her husband ran a video shop in Whistler. Eight years ago they moved to Nanaimo and that’s when she turned her focus to painting. Now she paints seven to eight hours a day, giving much care and attention to each painting. In a day she may complete one, she said, and sometimes one will take her up to three years to complete, until she is satisfied with the piece. Her subject matter will often include cityscapes or trees, but she enjoys doing abstract pieces because of the challenge, she said. “Abstract is harder to do, because it has to be right,” she said. “I’m a very in-

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tuitive person and it has to be right and look nice.” Conacher paints with oils, acrylic and she makes some mixed media pieces. Her favourite part about painting is the colour, she said. While attending a workshop a number of years ago she was told to paint with a limited palette of three colours. When she completed it everyone

told her it was very good but she wasn’t happy with it, she said. “I cried,” she said. “I was frustrated because I could not use the colour my way. But I learned a lot. And then I said, I have to be myself.” Conacher said she wants people to be emotionally connected to her work. Although she hates boring paintings, her

challenge is just the opposite. “Making them not too exciting is challenging,” she said. Conacher is a member of the Arrowsmith Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists and her exciting paintings can be viewed at the Gallery @ Qualicum Art Supply, located at 206 West 1st Ave in Qualicum Beach.

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Nana’s Naughty Knickers opens Echo season Echo Players plans to keep the community entertained this theatre season with comedy, romance, friendship and music. The community theatre society at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach will open the season in October with Nana’s Naughty Knickers by Katherine DiSavino. Directed by Don Harper, the play is

set in New York, where Nana, in her 80s, runs an illegal business selling sexy lingerie for seniors. Mix in a naive young cop, a belligerent landlord and a package intended for a porn studio, and it’s hard to say what will happen. In December, the pantomime Cinderella by Simon Nye will bring all ages together. Directed by Sue Murguly and

Lynne Carrow, this much-loved classic will be the ideal Christmas entertainment for the whole family with plenty of topical jokes, comic antics, lively music and dazzling costumes. A romantic comedy by Ken Ludwig, the author of Lend Me a Tenor, Be My Baby will drive away any mid-winter gloom in February, 2014. Directed by Ei-

leen Butts, the play involves an irascible Scotsman and an uptight Englishwoman who journey to San Francisco to help a young couple adopt a baby. As they cannot stand each other, being stranded in California takes them through a series of misfortunes. See RUFFIAN, page A19


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More than a dozen types of edible berries grow wild in the Oceanside area, but few people know which ones they can safely eat. Local biologist Jessica Wolf is offering a hands-on workshop this Sunday to help people identify edible berries and other wild food plants. While strolling along a forested path in Errington, workshop participants will sample wild berries from the bush, learn about nutritious wild greens and seeds, and make tea from plants they harvest. Some medicinal plants will also be covered. The workshop is Sept. 8, from 1-4pm.  The cost is $35 a person and advance registration is required. For info visit www.jessicawolf.ca  or call 250-327-6931 . PHOTO SUBMITTED BY JESSICA WOLF — Submitted by Jessica Wolf Are the berries you and your loved ones eating safe?

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B.C. has emerged from one of its sunnier summers in recent years with a below-average number of forest fires. As of Sept. 1, the B.C. government’s wildfire management branch record 1,687 reported wildfires for the season, compared to an average year of nearly 2,000 fires. This year’s fires burned a total of 11,434 hectares, far less than the average damage of more than 130,000 hectares. Wet weather returned with school to large parts of the province, after a sunny summer that saw several dry-weather records set. For the first time since records were kept, Vancouver airport recorded no rain for the entire month of July. The number of reported fires so far this year

is slightly higher than the total for last year, but the total area burned in 2012 was nearly 10 times greater. The province spent $133 million on firefighting last year, a total that should be much lower when the bills are added up for 2013. Open burning remains banned for the Southeast Fire Centre region until as late as Sept. 20. Campfire bans were lifted Aug. 26 for the Kamloops and Coastal Fire Centre regions, and earlier in the month for the Northwest, Cariboo and Prince George regions as dry conditions were relieved. Despite public information campaigns and open burning restrictions, provincial statistics continue to show about 40 per cent of wildfires are human caused, with most of the rest sparked by lightning. The relatively quiet fire season allowed B.C. to send crews to help battle wildfires in Washington, Montana and Idaho during August.

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Shanna’s Place restaurant in Errington is marking its fourth anniversary with a “Wheels” event, inviting everyone with vehicles they would like to show off in a mini-car show. “It’s been a long hard battle, but it’s a good location and we’re really getting into shape” said owner Shanna Laporte, who also said the car show was the idea of one of her good customers, Bridget McGuigan. McGuigan, who owns a vintage Mustang, said she noticed many of the regular customers had neat, older cars, so why not make a community event out of it. They invite anyone with cruising cars, vintage cars, motorbikes and any kind of retro-vehicle or nice car to show off this Sunday, Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with admission by donation to the SOS (Society of Organized Services). “Come early for coffee and breakfast and a parking spot for your special wheels,” McGuigan said.

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Toastmasters offer an invitation On Thursday afternoon, August 29, longtime Toastmaster David Gooden hosted club president Kristin Nickells and past president Kirk Walper at  his family home in Parksville, comparing notes with his guests and sharing his memories of Toastmasters. Gooden was instrumental in founding Arbutus Toastmasters Club on December 21, 1994, guiding it though its early growth to become one of the most

successful clubs on Vancouver Island. These days, Monday evening club meetings fill a room at the Parksville Community Centre, drawing a diverse  group of novice speakers, storytellers and developing leaders, attending from  Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Nanaimo and Courtenay. Members of Arbutus Toastmasters are inviting readers of The NEWS to learn about Toastmasters programs at their

Fall Open House, Monday, Sept. 23, from 7 to 9 pm at the Parksville Community Centre. Club members are hoping  that featured guest speaker David Gooden, Distinguished Toastmaster, will answer the question, “What did you and your fellow Toastmasters do when you found yourself locked out of your meeting room?” For more information, contact Kirk Walper 250 228-4275 or online http:// arbutus.toastmastersclubs.org/

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WORDS WITHOUT BORDERS by Jeanne Denee

Greetings! The last challenge was to “suggest a new word or term for something for which there is no word in English, by altering another word or term.” The winner is Frolitics: Moral indiscretions while holding public office. Derivative: Frolitician – One who is caught in a compromising situation while holding public office. Qualitics: Discordant town council. Derivative: Qualitician. Combleat: Adding feta cheese to a

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recipe to improve the final product. Karen DeBorba, Qualicum Beach Bummary: a negative report brief. Muzzlement: Silent confusion, Vexpiration: Annoying deadline. Lea Butterfield, Palmdale Everfasting: always on a diet. Depublican: Changing parties abruptly. Steeroids: bulls on drugs. Whinority: a peevish group that always gets its way. Jobsolete: out of work forever. Sue Westerhausen, Lancaster Donkeyphant: two political parties with the same immoral behavior. Cruminal: one who drops bits of food everywhere. Rapplication: applying for a job using rap songs. Johannes Hendrik, Qualicum Beach Exsponge - a former roommate who

didn’t pay their share of expenses. Telephoney - a telemarketing fraudster. Historacle - one who can discuss any historical event with great authority. Purrgatory - where a mean and nasty cat will spend eternity. Lou Gueho, Parksville The next challenge (#17) is “to suggest ways you can tell that checking into a particular hotel or motel might be a mistake”. Examples: You’re asked if you want a room with a pole. Some of the polka dots on the wallpaper start moving. The peepholes in the doors work from the outside. Send your entries to jdenee@pqbnews.com with your name and town. The deadline is September 10th at noon. Have fun!

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The week of Sept. 5 - Sept. 12, 2013 ARIES Your emotions are all over the place, you are advised not to make any spur-of-the-moment decisions. TAURUS Why are you focusing on the one little thing that appears to be going wrong in your life when so many are going right? GEMINI Over all, things are very much in your favour, so there is no need to panic.

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CANCER You may think you know everything about a certain person, but you don’t know the half of it. You’ll realize it’s a great surprise. LEO People are entitled to be different and if you love them you should give them your full support.

VIRGO Not everyone is as poised and graceful as you LIBRA Whatever else you do, don’t get involved in other people’s personal relationships. SCORPIO The best thing to do is to put a name your problem and then deal with it. SAGITTARIUS What you feel rather than what you think counts. CAPRICORN Be happy. Be warm. Be a friend to the world. AQUARIUS You give off powerful vibrations that attract people. PISCES A little bit of flattery will go a long way.

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A positive influence for youth Parksville man in charge of 60 teens this summer

Sub Lieutenant Spencer Sigouin from Parksville was presented the R.L. Driscoll Award for being the top junior officer aboard Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship QUADRA Cadet Summer Training Centre. Sigouin was employed this summer as the Basic Sail Training Officer, in charge of nearly 60 youth from across Canada, with the task of certifying them all to the Canadian Yachting Association CanSail Standard. The Driscoll Sword is given to the officer who best exemplifies the qualities and expectations of leadership, this year; he was chosen out of a hundred of his peers. Sigouin volunteers countless hours with the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps ESQUIMALT, in Parksville, where he currently holds the Training Officer position. He’s in charge of the all the training the cadets receive throughout the year and in addition, runs the orienteering team and the seamanship team. Even though his summer contract is done with HMCS QUADRA, Sigouin certainly isn’t. He’s just returned from Kingston, Ont. working as the Signals Officer for the National Sea Cadet Regatta where he was in charge of coordinating the timings for the best 50 racers from across Canada.

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“I find it so rewarding to be able to positively influence these youth to become responsible citizens through leadership opportunities and classes on life-skills” says the fourth year Vancouver Island University business student. “I love that feeling of success when you see a cadet becoming more responsible in their decisions and knowing that I played a role in their experience.” Royal Canadian Sea Cadets is a na-

tional youth program sponsored by the Department of National Defence and the Navy League of Canada. The program is offered to all youth in Canada aged 12-18 and is provided at zero cost to families. Adults interested in volunteering or youth interested in joining, are encouraged to contact RCSCC ESQUIMALT Commanding Officer Lt (N) Don Irwin at 296sea@cadets.gc.ca — Submitted by Royal Canadian Sea Cadets

Community Event Photos On-line The NEWS has hundreds of community photos on Facebook. KSS Grad Parade • Qualicum Beach Family Day Van Isle 360 • PES Carnival • Canada Day 2013 Quality Foods Canadian Open Sandcastles Competition St. Mark’s Fair • Qualicum Beach Days 2013 • Kidsfest 2013

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Help with: • Morning Routines • Meal Preparation • Transportation • Errands • Walks • Pets • Companionship • Light house & yard work Leslie Bennett Home: (250) 752-8806 • Cell: (250) 937-0670 email: lesjbennett@gmail.com

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ON BUSINESS Red or Dark • Fine or Coarse • Top Soil • Landscape Supplies

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RETURN THESE & EARN CASH Pop, Juice, Beer Water, Wine, Spirits Automotive Batteries

ARksvillE OTTlE AND REcycliNg

Closed on stat holidays

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Return These and Earn Cash:

Small Appliances, All Milk Containers Plastic Bags, Electronics, Scrap Metal, Household Glass 611A Alberni Hwy., Parksville Ph: 250-248-0224 Hours of Operation: Daily 8am-6pm BOTTLE DRIVES are our SPECIALTY

Parksville Denture Clinic For all your Denture needs Jasmine Cherry R.D. Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00-5:30 Wembley Mall 9A-826 Island Hwy W. Parksville BC parksvilledentureclinic@yahoo.com www.parksvilledentureclinic.ca

ERIC JOHNSON

(250) 248-5959 www.completewindows.ca

Unit 7-1176 Franklin’s Gull Road Parksville, BC V9P 2M9

• Vinyl Windows • Vinyl Wood Clad • Fiberglass Wood Clad • Oceanside’s Colours & Foil Wraps Best Choice Moving • Vinyl Folding Doors Since 1975 • Tilt & Turn Windows & Doors

NEW HOURS

Starting November 3 Monday to Saturday 7am - 7pm CLOSED Sundays & Stat Holidays

✔ Aluminum Cans: Pop, Juice, Beer ✔ Plastics: Water, Pop, Juice, Wine, Spirits (labels on; lids off) ✔ Glass Bottles: Water, Juice, Liquor, Beer (labels on, lids off) ✔ Tetra Paks: Juice only (empty; flattened) ✔ Gabletops: Juice only ✔ Bi-Metals: Juice (empty; labels on) ✔ Non-Ferrous Metals: Aluminum, Copper, Brass ✔ Automotive Batteries

RECYCLING YARD HOURS

250-248-3734

• Vinyl Windows • Vinyl Wood Clad • Fiberglass Wood Clad • Colours & Foil Wraps • Vinyl Folding Doors • Tilt & Turn Windows & Doors

Established 1973 A Complete Dance Training Program Ages 3-Adult Beginner to Pre-Professional Professional Staff Under the Direction of Artistic Director: Linda Klassen, L.I.S.T.D. (C.B.) 425 E. Stanford Ave., Parksville To inquire, please call: 250-248-9522

BOTTLE DEPOT HOURS 7 Days a Week 8am - 6pm

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RETURN THESE & SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT:

usical Theatre Song & Dance Modern Dance

~We Deliver~ or you can pick up

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Parksville Ballet School

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Tap Jazz Hip-Hop Modern Dance Parent & T

Diagnostic Maintenance & Repair

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Focusing on the businesses in our Community!

8:00am - 4:00pm

Return These and Save the Environment:

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ACNE? OILY SKIN? BROWN SPOTS? LASERAGING HAIRSKIN? REMOVAL - Lower Face ~ $139per tx

Free skin care analysis! We treat the following: Our professionals will guide leg youveins, skin tags, milia, ruby points, nail fungal with Botox: the most $10 current products per unit; Latisse: $125 Expires SEPT. 30, 2013 and procedures to achieve your best Canadian skin! IncludesTire matching Plaza (Nanaimo) • 250-390-1160 mineral Satisfying makeup to your shade. for 10 years! our clients www.skinlaserclinc.ca (Expires April 30/11) All PCA Peels 20% OFF

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Sue’s Seniors Care

DEPENDABLE CARE FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING

• Dementia, Paralysis, & Palliative Care • Full Personal Care & Respite • Post Surgery & Rehab Assistance • Meal Prep & Housekeeping • Transportation & Errands

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Specializing in helping women plan for a worry free retirement.

Chris's Carpentry

• Kitchen & Bath Reno’s • Cabinet repairs • Small carpentry projects • Interior finishing • Decks For all your woodworking needs Serving Parksville and Qualicum Beach

30yrs. Exp. Semi Retired Free Estimates • Reasonable Rates

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On your mark, get set…GO! The Gardens at Qualicum Beach is hosting the

SCOOTER INDY 500 ft

Thursday, September 12th, 10:30 am Meet in the front parking lot 650 Berwick Rd North

FREE BBQ LUNCH 12:00 - 1:30pm Live Entertainment featuring “Double Play” Fabulous prizes. Enter to win a gift basket.

Call Qualicum Beach Pharmasave to register at 250.752.3011

Thank you to these generous sponsors THWAITES NORRIS INSURANCE SERVICES LTD

COAST AUTO SERVICE

Call Julie to arrange a personal tour of The Gardens at 250.738.2253 Neil HorNer pHoto

PAUSE THAT REFRESHES: Ayianni Giakoumakis, Drew Foreman and Owen Foreman join Oceanside RCMP Corporal Jesse Foreman at a lemonade stand as they raise money for the Black Press-sponsored Tour de Rock.

Kite Over Moon event Saturday thegardensatqualicum.com

650 Berwick Rd North

“Come Fly with us! It’s all about kids, kites, fun and  learning about  an ancient culture,” say the organizers of this weekend’s Kite Over Moon event in the Kite Field at Parksville Community Park. The event starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 and continues until 5 p.m. The opening ceremonies are at noon. Admission is free.

Kite over Moon, say organizers, is a blending of Kiting, an ancient Chinese art form, and simply fun thing to do, which has been adopted in North America also as a recreational activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family, as well as the Chinese Moon Festival (or Mid-Autumn Festival) which this year is Sept. 19. For more information,visit: www.cicblog.com/KiteOverMoon.htm

SHISEIDO Fall Gift EXCLUSIVELY OURS. Receive a 6-peice gift with any SHISEIDO purchase of $43 or more. A value of $48*. Until September 15th. Your Gift Includes: • • • • • •

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Get More:

Receive a deluxe, travelsized 18 ml sample of Bio-Performance Advanced Super Revitalizer, with any SHISEIDO purchase of $75 or more. A value of over $33*.

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*Before Taxes. While quantities last. One gift to a customer. Values are based on our per ml and/or g price for regular-sized products.

WOODGROVE CENTRE - NANAIMO HOURS: Mon.-Tues. 10:00am-7:00pm. Wed.-Fri. 10:00am-9:00pm Sat. 10:00am-7:00pm Sun. 11:00am-6:00pm

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OPEN HOUSE

realestate find your next home here

Address

Price

Date

Time

NANOOSE BAY 3627 Elginwood Pl., Fairwinds

$659,000

Sunday

1-3 pm

538 Seaward way, qualicum beach

$395,000 1-4 pm

731 Humphrey Rd., Parksville

$315,000

Saturday

1-3 pm

Lisa M., Coldwell Banker/Slegg

14-500 Corfield St., Parksville

$369,900

Sat., Sun.

1-3 pm

Rob Ohs, Graeme Hardy, Royal LePage

500 Corfield St., Parksville - Creekside

from $379,900 Sat., Sun

1-4 pm

John Cooper, Re/Max

459 Craig St., Parksville

$411,900

Sunday

2-4 pm

Joanne Ferreiro, Coast

FRENCH CREEK 878 Lakes Blvd., French Creek

$327,900

Saturday

2-4 pm

Joanne Ferreiro, Coast

607 Morningstar Dr., French Creek

$535,000

Sunday

12-2 pm

826 Mulholland Dr., French Creek

$449,900

Sunday

2-4 pm

Andrew Simons, Royal LePage

Saturday

12-2 pm

Susan Lindsay, Re/Max Anchor

QUALICUM BEACH 210-440 Schley Place, Qualicum Beach $217,500 $318,000

Saturday

2-4 pm

1307 Oceanside Dr., Qualicum Beach

$349,000

Sat., Sun.

2-4 pm Matt Breedlove, Kari Searle, Royal LePage

161 Hoylake Rd. W., Qualicum Beach

$599,900

Sunday

1-3 pm

Cindy Riera, Re/Max Anchor

821 Bluffs Dr., Qualicum Beach

$747,000

Sunday

2:30 - 4:30 pm

Tom Whitfield, Re/Max First

BOWSER 4801 Blue Heron Dr., Bowser

$395,000

Saturday

1-3 pm

OPEN HOUSE

OPEN HOUSE

#210 – 440 Schley Place, Qualicum Beach

161 Hoylake Rd. W., Qualicum Beach

Immaculate 2 bedroom/2 bath Condo backing onto Qualicum Park

217,500

250-752-2466 1-800-668-3622

“See What Your House is Worth... No Cost, No Pressure, No Obligation”

599,900

$

Qualicum Beach

Cindy Riera 250-752-2466 / 1-800-668-3622

To view more photos: www.pq-realestate.com

OPEN HOUSE Saturday September 7th • 1 to 3pm 731 Humphrey Road, Parksville • Located within walking to town, beach & shopping

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• Bright, spacious family home/great for home based business • Immaculate home, landscaped with in-ground sprinklers

$315,000 250-248-2488

Dale Rumming Email: deadlydale@shaw.ca www.dalerumming.ca www.parksvillemobilehomes.com

314 East Island Highway, Parksville, BC V9P 2H1

1-866-386-2735

Vancouver Island Realty

OPEN HOUSE Sunday, September 8 • 1-3pm 3627 elginwood Place, Fairwinds

• Lovely 3,124 sqft 3 bedrm overlooking the 8th green of the course • Architecturally designed, views from many rooms & glass railed deck Hosted by: Gloria Dafoe Each Office Independently Owned and Operated

royal lePage Parksville / qualicum beach realty

OPEN HOUSE

Saturday September 5

2-4pm

from

878 Lakes Blvd, French Creek

$318,000

Call Diane Kellas

OPEN HOUSE

Sun. Sept. 8 from 2:30-4:30pm 821 Bluffs Dr, Qualicum Beach

• Gorgeous 2 level patio home on 12th green • Enjoy serenity and peace from patio and deck • 1800 sf, 2 bedrooms with ensuites • Bright, open plan, great for entertaining!

327,900

$

Hosted by:

• 3,328 sqft 0.27 ac • Ocean views • Craftsman/Cape Cod style

$747,000 Tom Whitfield

101-897 Island Hwy W. Parksville

Joanne Ferreiro

Each Office Independently Owned and Operated.

email homes@tomwhitfield.ca web www.tomwhitfield.ca

250-248-8371

OPEN HOUSE

cell 250.951.4882 toll free 1.888.243.1071

OPEN HOUSE

Sunday September 8 from 2-4pm

Sun Sept. 8 from 12-2pm

459 Craig Street, Parksville

607 Morningstar Dr., French Creek

• Private, in towm, ½ acre lot • 1900 sf. 3 beds 2baths • Huge 24x38 shop/ garage

JUST REDUCED

411,900

• 1,865 sqft 0.18 ac • 2 Bedrooms w/Ensuites + Den • Extra Features & Finishes

$535,000

$

Hosted by:

101-897 W. Island Hwy., Parksville

Joanne Ferreiro

Each Office Independently Owned and Operated.

email homes@tomwhitfield.ca web www.tomwhitfield.ca

250-248-8371

Tom Whitfield cell 250•951•4882 toll free 1 888 243 1071

MUST SEE OPEN HOUSE

www.OhsMclane.com 250-752-SOLD (7653)

Parksville Qualicum Beach Realty Independently Owned & Operated

OPEN HOUSE

Sat Sept 7 & Sun Sept 8 • 2-4pm 1307 Oceanside Dr. Qualicum Beach

Sat Sept 7 & Sun Sept 8 • 1-3pm

#14 500 Corfield Street, Parksville

349,000

$

0 $369,90

Sat Hosted by Rob Ohs

Sunday, September 8 • 2-4pm

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Susan Forrest Phone 250-947-9900 susan@susanforrest.com

Sun Hosted by Graeme Hardy

OPEN HOUSE

$

SHOPPING FOR A REALTOR?

Call kevin clayton

• Bare land strata, low fees

• 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 1410 sq.ft., Double garage

Lisa M.

coastrealty.com

250-248-8371

• 2 bdrm, 2 bath home

250-248-2488

124 Craig Street, Parksville

• Fabulous ocean views in a great location • Over 3-000 sq. ft. with walkout basement • 2 master bdrms with ensuite on main • 2 bdrm suite down with kitchen

$

Anchor Realty

• Sunny private yard backs onto Eaglecrest Golf Course

Arlene Sequoia, Coldwell Banker/Slegg

SUNDAY, SEPT 8 • 1-3PM

Lindsay

Arlene Sequoia

Diane Kellas, Re/Max First

Sat. Sept 7 • 12:00pm-2pm

Susan

• 1/2 acre lot with custom built home • 3 bdrm/4 bath & large bonus room • 2328 sq ft finished plus full basement • Large shop and dbl car garage

Tom Whitfield, Re/Max First

538 Seaward Way, Qualicum Beach

Anchor Realty

4801 Blue Heron Drive, Bowser

Gloria Dafoe, Royal LePage

from $349,000 Daily

113 west 2nd ave, qualicum beach

Sat Sept. 7 from 2-4pm

Realtor/Office

PARKSVILLE 220 McVickers St., Parksville - Stone’s Throw

OPEN HOUSE

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7 • 1-3pm

Parksville Qualicum Beach Realty Independently Owned and Operated

• • • •

1800sq/ft rancher New Heat Pump RV parking Hardwood floors

$449,900 Andrew Simons

250-951-4715

• Immaculate 1498 sq ft 2 bdrm + Den • Eaglecrest Patio Home in Oceanside • Low maintenance

Matt Breedlove 250.752.6926

www.mattbreedlove.com Parksville Qualicum Beach Realty Independently Owned & Operated

Kari Searle 250-954-8222

karilynnsearle@gmail.com

Living in your dream community is the result of following your heart and a touch of expert advice.

Buying or selling, align yourself with a hardworking, honest realtor who has a reputation for results.

JOANNE FERREIRO 250.228.4231

314 E.Island Hwy. Parksville • 248-8371

joanne@joanneferreiro.com

Office: 250-248-8371


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Home Help

Support for Seniors in their Home

Services Offered: *Companionship *Errands & Appointments *Shopping *Cooking & Cleaning *Support in packing for downsizing *Taking a drive on a nice day *In business since 2009

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Sylvia Rose Anderson

74, of Parksville, BC passed away August 22, 2013 Daughter of William and Selena Steel and loving wife of Richard. She is survived by her husband Richard; daughter Elise (Bill), and son Garrin (Rachelle). She is also survived by 5 grandchildren; Rosanna, Richard, Stephanie, Lorraine and Marley. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. Memorial will be held at the Qualicum Legion, 180 Vetrans Way on September 7th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Susan Dougall McLeod (Nee Fulton) July 27, 1929 – August 26, 2013

Passed away peacefully in the palliative care unit at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital after a sudden illness and complications from pneumonia. Susan is survived by her loving husband of 62 years John “Jack� McLeod, 2 sons Dennis (Julie) of Courtenay and Andrew (Marlene) of Parksville, granddaughters Crystal, Jennifer, and Tara, great-granddaughter Adrijana and great-grandsons Joey and Nolan. Born and raised in Rutherglen, Scotland, Susan met her future husband Jack in Glasgow where they married in 1951. They decided to immigrate to Canada in 1966 and settled in Vancouver with their 2 young sons. After their arrival they each began working for the Vancouver General Hospital where they made many friends and stayed there until they retired and moved to Parksville in 1993. Both Susan and Jack have been long time members of the Royal Canadian Legion, first in Richmond and then in Parksville. They shared many wonderful times there with friends playing shuffleboard and Mexican train. The family wishes to thank the nurses and doctors of NRGH & palliative care unit, as well as the care givers and staff of Sue’s Senior Care in Parksville. A very special thank you to Dr. Julia Hickey-Somerville for all the wonderful care she provided to Susan over the past 10 years. It was Susan’s request that there be “no services� and that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to a charity of the donors choice.

KALK, JOAN. A celebration of life in memory of Joan E Kalk will be held on Sat. Sept 7th 2013 from 2 to 4 pm at Carter’s pond (off Horne Lake Rd). Family & friends are welcome to come, share their memories and say farewell.

HELP WANTED

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PARKSVILLE PETRO-CANADA

Service Tech required, open to Skill Level must have Mechanical Aptitude. Apply at Parksville Petro-Canada; 431 E. Island Hwy

Is Hiring Full Time Service Attendants.

Apply in person at 431 East Island Hwy NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

IN MEMORIAM

HELP WANTED

In Memory of Robert Boyd

HELP WANTED

ROUTES AVAILABLE

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. Miss you, love you. Mom, Ellyn & Don

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

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING EVENTS PARKSVILLE LIONESS XMAS CRAFT FAIR November 2, 2013 Parksville Community and Conference Centre Tables $40.00 Contact Noreen 250-248-0082 to book a table

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SINGING LESSONS NEW STYLE in modern recording studio. All ages, all styles. Guitar, keyboards bass and piano. Practicum Music & Art, the new way of music education. Call 250-586-6370

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.

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HOUSE CLEANING Local reliable house cleaner has available openings. Excellent food preparation skills offered if required. Criminal Records Check available on request. Call or Text Barbie at 604-5280728 or by email barbrembold@hotmail.com to arrange appointment.

DRYWALL 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.

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WONDERCOLOR SERVICES Residential & Commercial painting / powerwashing / renos & repairs. 250-248-7252

HOME IMPROVEMENTS TODD THE BUILDER. Reno’s, painting, decks, plumbing, etc. Seniors Discount. (250)951-2755

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

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ALL CONTRACTORS Giant tool sale. Air, electric and hand. Nailers, drills, steps, nails, grinders, generator, power washer and more Fri & Sat Sep 6 & 7 (9-4). 1071 Coldwater Rd. (off Church)

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POIRIER PAINTING: Residential / Commercial. Fully insured, Guaranteed Workmanship, WCB, Call Dan at #250240-3528.

PRESSURE WASHING FOR ALL YOUR outdoor cleaning needs. Please call for free estimate 250-752-6843. Seasonal gutter cleaning special.

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

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

APPLIANCES

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

REAL ESTATE AUSTRALIAN THEMED Christmas Light Display- 6 White Boomers, Emu, Platypus, Koala, Santa and sleigh, $500 obo. (250)756-6125.

BROYHILL CHINA Cabinet, Table, 4 chairs. Must be seen to be appreciated. $950. Call George for viewing. (250)7417717 or (250)741-1312 DEALS DEALS DEALS. Quality sofa & matching chair (off green, quiet design) $550. obo. Reclining beige chair $125.obo. Round coffee table inlay designs $150. obo. Wood bistro w/2 high back chairs $250. Lamps. (250)586-8922. ESTATE SALE Sofa and chair,end tables, bedroom suite, hide-a-bed, dispaly cabinets, transfer pole, shower seat, transfer board. Call 250951-0479. (4pm to 8pm) QUEEN-SIZED box spring mattress, Serta Sleeper, bought at Sleep Country, new condition. $375 obo. Kenmore 30” stove, 3 yrs old, $300 obo. (250)585-7744, 250-741-7703. RECLINING CHESTERFIELD 3-cushion, brown, with matching loveseat $400. Solid wood rectangular kitchen table & 6 chairs $300. (250)758-8844. 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.

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. FLY-FISHING GEAR tall man: Osprey custom tailored (soft wear) magnum 357 waders ($300) $120, Pro Tac waders Highwater Series ($250) $100, Hodgeman river boots (felt bottoms) 19210 Sz 12 $50, Sierra Design rain pants $30. QB, 250-752-5457. HOSPITAL BED Cost $1800. asking $800. 1 Stairlift 8 risers Cost $1600. asking $700. or $900. installed plus other handicap aids. 250-248-4444. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, appliances, granite floor tiles, wood flooring, aluminum railings, jacuzzi. (250)753-0160 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.

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

ESTATE SALES PARKSVILLE 1071 Coldwater Rd (off Church). Sept 6 & 7 (9-4). Upscale items.

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

FUEL/FIREWOOD COASTAL MOUNTAIN FIREWOOD- Call 250-468-9660. 1-866-768-8886 (Nanoose). SEASONED FIREWOOD, CUT & SPLIT Firewood. UPick up. $125/cord. Call 250248-7825

DEPARTURE BAY: Seascape Manor, unique, 2 story, 2bdrm, 1bath, 1133 sq.ft., top floor, corner unit. 2 decks, very private rooftop deck with ocean view. Bright, sunny. 17’ vaulted living room ceiling. Outdoor heated swimming pool. $234,000. 250-751-1915 MILTON ST, Nanaimo, 2bdrm condo. Top floor. Fantastic City/Ocean views. Owner will carry mortgage w/$650 monthly payments. (250)753-0160

FOR SALE BY OWNER 969 ROYAL DORNOCH DR. Eaglecrest. Backing onto golf course with ocean glimpses. 2000 sq.ft. 3 bdrm, 2 bath. $537,000. Call 250-752-4254.

QUALITY GARDEN SHEDS Also gazebos, pergolas, studios & storage solutions. Call 250-951-0855 SOLID WOOD, butterfly leaf, pedestal base, dining table (40” round to 58” oval w/leaf) plus 4 chairs. Light oak finish. $500. (250)591-8959

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

HOBBIES & CRAFTS 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 AQUATEC FORTUNA bath chair. Excellent cond. Rarely used. Orig. $2000 asking $800. Call 250-821-9943

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 15” RIMS aluminum alloy Ford, fits Bronco/Ranger, 4 for $100. 15” tires on rims, GM, 4 for $200. 16” tires, as new, 4 for $350 firm. Call 250-7351949.

ROKETA DUNE buggy 2007 Std 4-speed, 2 wd, 4 cyl. disc brakes safety belts. $4,000 obo. Call 250-730-1899. 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 WINE MAKING equipment includes; filter, carboys, corker, bottles, pales. $150 obo. Call (250)751-3072.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS FENDER TELECASTER (White) and Fender AMP Mustang 2. 2 yrs old $450. obo Call 250-248-3595

COLLEGE HEIGHTS, Nanaimo. Beautiful ocean/city views. 4bdrms + 2bdrm suite. Owner will carry mortgage/reasonable down payment. 250-753-0160 DOWNTOWN NANIAMO: Luxury Waterfront Lifestyle; Elegant 2 Br, 2 bath condo, ocean, mountains, marina views. Lagoon, clubhouse, gym, swimming pool. Walk to Sea wall, near Port Theatre. Call 250-591-7800 agents welcome. Open House: Sept. 7 & 8. (Sat & Sun) 2-4pm.

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PARKSVILLE 694 Wedgewood Cresc. Sep 7 (8-12). Prints, paintings, collectables, household, moldings, etc. Cancel if rain. PARKSVILLE 709 Nanoose Ave. Sep 7 (9-1) No Early Birds. Estate Sale. Tools, shop stuff, furniture, glass ware, kitchen & decor items & more. PARKSVILLE 830 Field Cresc. Sep 7 (9-1). Garage & bake sale for new cat rescue group. Kitty Konnections Rehoming Society serving Parksville & Nanaimo. Something for everyone. Please help support us! Donations accepted 250-947-9404. QUALICUM 265 Crescent Rd West. Sep 7 (8:30-1). No junk/kids, lots new, 2 ton engine crane, hoover steam vac., carpet cleaner, h.p. all-in-one, flat screen monitor, metal cutoff saw, full size shower base, TV’s, ladies motorcycle clothing, boat seats, fishing, gardening, linen, fabrics, sm. appl’s, xmas & canning, etc. QUALICUM 417 Chester Rd. Sep 7 (8-12). Wine making equip/supp., tools, household, and more. QUALICUM. 495 Troon Close Saturday, Sept. 7, 8am-noon. Too much stuff! QUALICUM 568 Tamarack Dr. Sep 7 (8-?). Large variety of items. QUALICUM 841 Woodside Cresc. (Chartwell). Sept 7 (8-12). Multi family. Something for everyone! Sporting goods, household items, furniture, clothing, electric guitar, etc. QUALICUM BAY 6080 Island Hwy West. Sep 7 & 8 (9-4). Multi family yard sale. Something for everybody. QUALICUM BAY Lighthouse Community Centre, 240 Lions Way, Qualicum Bay. Sept. 8th (8-12). Pancake breakfast & flea market.Entertainment small animal swap.Tables $10. Rain or Shine. Phone 250757-8481 or 250-757-9938. QUALICUM BEACH: 586 Pine St., Sat., Sept. 7th, 8noon. Something for everyone!

FRENCH CREEK 838 Reid Rd. Sep 7 (9-2). ESTATE SALE. Tools, garden equip., furn. & lamps, art work, bedding, linens, men clothing, “vintage items”, records, 8 tracks, CD, DVD’s, books, china, household items. Will deliver locally. FRENCH CREEK 838 Wembley Rd. SUNDAY Sep 8 (8:30-2). Humungous sale. Cancel if rain. NANOOSE 1640 Dorcas Point Rd. Sep 7 & 8 (9-3). Rain or shine. Moving sale. Furniture, ATV, motor cycle jackets, garage items, household & more.

NANOOSE BAY Saturday September 7, 8am-2pm. 1559 Arbutus Drive. Lots of Antiques & Collectibles. No junk. COLLEGE HEIGHTS, Nanaimo. 3-level, 4bdrm +1bdrm suite. Beautiful ocean/city views. Owner will carry mortgage/reasonable down payment. (250)753-0160

1040 BELLEVUE ROAD Parksville 250-248-8251 KITCHEN RANGE cream w/glass top. Self cleaning oven w/thermal convection. $300. Call 250-821-9943

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OCEANSIDE, QUALICUM. Multi-family. 1314 Leeward Way. Sept. 7, (8:30-1). Priced to sell: H.O. Train set, electric lawn mowers, books, lamps, Quilter’s Delight - books & good material, household. PARKSVILLE 1041 Sabine Rd. Sep 7 (9-2). Tools, music, household and more. PARKSVILLE 1071 Coldwater Rd (off Church). Sep 7 (9-4). Estate Sale. Upscale items, tools, and more. PARKSVILLE #12-386 Craig St. Sep 7 (8-12). Plus size clothing, household & misc. PARKSVILLE 148 Moss Ave. Sep 7 (8-2). Moving Sale. Fabric (all kinds), fat 1/4’s yardage Brothers PQ1500 quilting machine, avon collectables, china, household and more. PARKSVILLE 171 BUTLER Ave, Sept 7, (8-1). Moving & multi-family! Lots of stuff. PARKSVILLE 401 Young St. Sep 7 (9-2). Furniture, collectables, plumbing, fishing, garden & household. PARKSVILLE 612 Hirst Ave. Sep 6 (4pm-7pm), Sep 7 & 8 (9-1). Lake & ocean fishing equip., tools & accessories, edger & trencher, gas tiller, wood working assorted tools, card table. Major estate/garage clean out.

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OCEAN SANDS RESORT on Rathtrevor Beach. Fully furnished 2 bdrm condos includes utilities, cable, phone & internet. Units available starting Sept 15. $1100/mo. Call (250)954-0662.

OLDER 3-BDRM Rancher, Parksville. Sept. 1st. 4 appl’s, 1 bath, large fenced backyard. Close to town, school & beach. NS/NP. Ref’s. $1000. (250)954-9154, (250)927-1876

1956 CHEV WAGON 350 Auto trans. New floor pans, body mounts and more. A must see. Collector plate I.C.B.C. assessed @ $46,000 asking $26,000. Call Ralph at 250-752-9855.

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.

1993 LINCOLN Town car63,000 miles, leather interior, red, tires and vehicle in good shape. $1,500. Call (250)7569282.

2007 22’ Wildwood Travel Trailer. Sleeps 7, A/C, microwave. Exc. cond. Clean, nonsmoker. 1/2 ton towable. $11,500. firm. (250)722-3535.

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

PETROGLYPH PARK (Nanaimo) Ocean view 2bdrm, 1bath, 900sq.ft. CSA approved. New fuel efficient furnace, copper wiring, ABS plumbing. HW floors, laundry/deep freeze/ kitchen & plumbing fixtures excellent. Tool shed, small garden, some furn. Pets welcome.$59,000. (250)753-4065

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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Generals open season Saturday Tickets for the home opener are free, thanks to major sponsor Save-On-Foods The Save-On-Foods Oceanside Generals start the VIJHL 48-game regular season Friday evening in Campbell River and are back at Oceanside Place Saturday for their big home opener against the Nanaimo Buccaneers. Tickets to the Gens’ home opener are free, thanks to the generosity of the team’s major sponsor, Save-OnFoods. While they last, you can get tickets to Saturday’s game at Save-On-Foods in Wembley Mall.. Local MLA and decorated Paralympian Michelle Stilwell will be dropping the ceremonial faceoff before the game starts at 7:30 p.m.  There will also be a prize caravan, and the Save-OnFoods prize wheel starts at 6 p.m. (everyone’s a winner). The Generals wrapped up the pre-season during a busy long weekend. They took to the ice for three pre-season games in three days, posting a win, a tie and a loss. The Generals opened the 2013/14 preseason at home Friday night with a 3-1 win over the Comox Valley Glacier Kings.  At home at ‘the Place Saturday against the Nanaimo Buccaneers on a night that began with a touching tribute to Lukas Whibley, the two teams were tied 2-2 after 20 minutes and the visitors led 3-2 at the second intermission. Oceanside scored three times in the final frame and the Bucs tallied twice for a 5-5 final. Nanaimo outshot Oceanside 39-35 on the night. In Comox on Sunday for their third game in three days the Generals and ‘Kings were tied 2-2 after 20 minutes, Comox struck for two unanswered goals in the second period and went on to win 6-4 (with an empty-net goal). “We come out really strong on Friday night,” said as-

sistant coach Rob Gaudreault. “I thought it was a good effort. Back at home Saturday against Nanaimo, the Generals found themselves down 2-0 midway through the opening frame but rallied back to knot it 2-2 — home -grown captain Travis Flug steamed in and tied it up with 39.5 seconds left in the opening period — and the two teams turned in a fast-paced exciting game. The Gens were trailing 5-4 late in the game and salvaged the tie with about 13 seconds left. “Another really good effort by our guys,” said Gaudreault. About Sunday’s loss in Comox: “the guys were running out of gas. It was our sixth ice time in six days and third game in three days, but they still put in a good effort.” Line scores from the three games were unavailable, but forwards Dylan Moore, who struck for two goals Saturday night, and Adam Robertson, both showed they’ll be a force for Oceanside this season. Overall, Gaudreault said the scoring “was a good mix, with the vets scoring half and the rookies scoring half so it was a good spread of talent out there. Bright spots “were our two young goalies. I thought they both played really good. It was great to see them both play strong in net, not be intimidated by anything and hold their composure.” Alex Olson got the start in net Saturday night, and local goalie Liam Giroux was between the pipes Saturday.  The two split the duties in net on Sunday, with Giroux allowing only one goal against in his half-game of action. — NEWS Staff

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It was a busy weekend for sports in Oceanside, but for two local teams the games themselves were secondary, as the players and coaches took time to honour the memory of Lukas Whibley. On Friday afternoon, the Ballenas Secondary School Whalers football team hosted the Spectrum Thunder from Victoria (see story page A40). Prior to the opening kickoff, both teams lined up at centre and the players removed their helmets for a minute’s silence.

The Whalers then took to the field with each player’s helmet featuring a specially designed decal on the back depicting a pair of crossing lacrosse sticks through a football with his name and number (50) — which will remain in place for the season, a season dedicated to Whibley, and for years to come. Whibley, who died in a tragic fall at Little Qualicum Falls Aug. 9, played two seasons with the Whalers. “It was surreal,” Whalers’ head coach Jeremy Conn said of the emotions during the moment of silence.

“For a lot of the kids it was about taking pride in honouring his memory, about being respectful, about appreciating the chance to be healthy and be able to play football.” On Saturday evening, close to 300 spectators turned out at Oceanside Place for the Save-On-Foods Generals VIJHL pre-season game against the Nanaimo Buccaneers (see story above). Prior to the opening face-off, Lukas’ mother Sally, along with two of her son’s good friends — Cameron Greeno and Robert Tickell — stood at centre ice

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for a touching tribute. Lukas, a recent Ballenas grad, “participated and excelled in various sports teams in the Parksville, Qualicum and Nanaimo area. His positive attitude, hard work, team spirit and engaging smile won him many friends and built strong relationships.” Lukas’ uncle Terry dropped the ceremonial first puck, and for those in attendance it was, in the words of one spectator, “a heart-wrenching reminder about just how fragile life is.” See tribute, page A42

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The AA Varsity Whalers piled up the points in their big pre-season win over the first year Spectrum Thunder last Friday. Above, Ballenas running back Thomas Franks dives for the endzone. Franks ran for 137 yards and two TDs and had two others called back.

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Running back Thomas Franks rushed for 137 yards and two TDs on 12 carries, and the Ballenas Secondary Whalers rolled over the Spectrum Thunder from Victoria 51-0 in AA BC High School Football preseason action in Parksville last Friday. “It was a good game, we did a lot of things well but we still need to keep working on the fundamentals,” Whalers’ head coach Jeremy Conn said after the dust had settled, adding “Spectrum is a pretty young team, this is their fist year in the league, but they have good numbers and they played with heart.” Rounding out the Whalers scoring were fullback Coltin Laplante who had three carries for 34 yards and a TD.  QB Garrinn McDonnell, who looked sharp in his first varsity start, also ran a TD in on a QB sneak at the goal-line.   McDonnell also found Laplante on a 30 yard touchdown pass. 

AJ Messner peeled off a 12 yard touchdown run, and Tyson Low punched in another TD from one yard out. Brandon German added a sack for a safety, and McDonnell was also stellar kicking the ball on kickoff, and went 7-for-7 on extra points.  On defense the Whalers pitched a shut out led by Laplante who had eight tackles, and Franks with four. “I was happy with our performance as everyone had a chance to get significant playing time and many of our guys really stepped up,” said Conn.  GAMES ON: The JV’s were in Nanaimo at NDSS to take on the Islanders on Wednesday (score unavailabkle at press time). The seniors travel to Richmond Friday to take on the AA Hugh Boyd Trojans. Both teams are home the following Saturday for a double header against the Belmont Bulldogs.

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Seniors scoop medals at B.C. Games The 2013 B.C. Seniors Games are in the books, and as always, Oceanside was well represented. While local results are still rolling in, according to a report from Zone 2 rep Bob Austin, there were only two locals entered in the swimming events — Russell Sharock and Emmy Matte — but boy did they make a splash as they combined for eight gold medals, eight silver and two bronze.

According to Austin, Sharock, who games was Matte, who was competing was competing in the 55-59 age group, in the 80-84 age group. “is new to the games and a powerful Emmy, aka the Emmy-gizer, garswimmer who did very well.” nered gold medals in the 800m Free, Sharock garnered gold in the 100m 400m Free, and 50m Breast, and silver IM, 25m Breast, 4x25m Free Relay, in the 25m Breast, 50m Back, 25m Back, 4x50m Mixed Free Relay and the 4x25m 4x50 Mixed Free Relay, and 4x25 IM ReIM Relay. He garnered silver medals in lay to go along with a bronze medal in the 400m Free, 25m Fly and 50m Fly the 4x25m Free Relay. Peter Kucey of while bagging bronze in the 25m Free.        Qualicum               Beach was a bronze medalist Back for another great showing at the in mens’ 65-plus horseshoes. — Clarke

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Arrowsmith tennis action Local tennis players excel at divisions and provincials If you walk by the tennis courts at Springwood Park in Parksville any day of the week, you may be able to watch members of the Arrowsmith Tennis Club in action. While club tennis dropin sessions are fun, some members are going beyond the club to pursue a more competitive side of the game. A ladies team from ATC participated in the North Island Inter Club Ladies League. According to ATC’s Hans Laue there were 10 ladies on the team who played against three other teams from Nanaimo and Duncan. The Arrowsmith team came in first in the 3.5 division with 235 points, while the Westwood 2 (Nanaimo) team was second with 202 points.   Winning the league qualified ATC to participate in the Miele Team Tennis Provincial Tournament sponsored by Tennis B.C. in Richmond Aug. 9-11.  Arrowsmith fielded a team of eight ladies in singles and doubles. Arrowsmith played four other teams from across the province and came in second in their division.  The first place team from the Interior beat Arrowsmith by only one point, said Laue, adding “there were many close matches and the participants thoroughly enjoyed the event.” In other ATC news, individual club members have also been competing elsewhere.

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Christine Aubin and Mike Bellis won the Mixed Doubles B Division at the Lewis Park Tournament in Comox during the same weekend. And, as in past years, several Arrowsmith members participated in the BC Senior Games which were held this year in Kamloops Aug. 20-23. “They all put in strong performances and were pleased with the experience.” Isabelle Armstrong and her partner Shirley Craddock from Nanaimo won a silver medal.

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A somber Gens’ captain Travis Flug, also a good friend of Lukas’, presented Sally with flowers. “I’m just overwhelmed with the community support,” Sally said after the tribute. “It does help, it really does,” she said. “I don’t think that I would have been able to make it through these last three weeks without all the community support, and I’m sure the family all feels the same. We’ve been so well supported by the community, through hugs and letters and cards, and... it’s just unbelievable what they’re doing. “It’s like we’re all one big family and we all lost someone, I mean the community is so tight, it’s hard,” added Greeno. “The opening ceremonies were very emotional,” Gens’ assistant coach Rob  Gaudreault said after the game. “We had quite a few players on our side that were good friends with Lukas,” he said and pointed out there were also players

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Oceanside Generals captain Travis Flug, left, stands with Sally Whibley and Cameron Greeno (speaking) at centre ice during Saturday’s touching tribute to Lukas Whibley.

on the Buccaneers that were close to Whibley, including their Oceanside captain Noah Russi. “It was emotional on both sides, but overall I think the kids got past it and played for Lukas.” The evening also featured a silent auction to raise money

The Qualicum Beach team of Pam Coward, Lynn Chwartacki, Jane Nielsen and Maureen Hanright did not fair so well at the nationals held in Vancouver Aug. 17-25. According to Nielsen, “the Island ladies were up against some stiff competition, there was some superb bowling. While we only won one game we were in several of the other ones and it did show us the next level of bowling and gave us something to strive for.” “We were the new kids on the block with most provinces having teams who have been there

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many times,” she said, adding “it was also nice to see the younger bowlers getting involved in the sport and they are good at it. There were teams from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick competing in the pairs, triples and fours.” “We hope our going to the nationals will encourage more of our Island bowlers to enter the provincials and hopefully on to the nationals — it was an awesome experience and we hope to do it again.” — Submitted by the team

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for the Lukas Whibley Memorial Scholarship Fund, and the response, confirmed Generals secretary Elizabeth Cudmore “was amazing.” Indeed. While the final numbers are still being tallied, Cudmore says the silent auction along with donations brought in excess of $4,000.

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Black Press is proud to be an official sponsor for the 2013 Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock, with photojournalist Arnold Lim on the 21-member tour team as a media rider. Follow Arnold’s personal story of training for the Tour and the ride itself at tourderock. ca under the blog posts, or on Twitter at @arnoldlimphoto. ON TOUR: This year’s Tour de Rock begins in Port Alice on Saturday, Sept. 21 and ends Friday, Oct. 4 in Victoria. Tour de Rock raises funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research and programs. HELP OUT: Donations can be made at copsforcancer.ca FIND OUT: To catch up on all the Tour de Rock news, photos and videos, go to:

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Motivated by personal experience CHRIS BUSH AND AUREN RUVINSKY Black Press

Few reasons are more compelling to grab a spot on the 2013 Tour de Rock team than to help give your own son and other children a fighting chance to beat cancer. Const. Misty Dmytar, 39, is relatively new to the Nanaimo RCMP detachment, but she and her twoyear-old son, Griffyn, are well known in the Comox Valley where she served until recently, and to Tour de Rock teams from the last couple of years. She is one of two riders from the Nanaimo area, joining Const. Ed de Jong, who is based at the detachment on Gabriola Island. When Griffyn was just four days old he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare form of infant cancer that presents about 50-70 cases a year in Canada. Dmytar and her partner had to get Griffyn into treatment immediately. “Griffyn was the youngest they’d ever seen that had come in with neuroblastoma,” Dmytar said. Surgeons took a tumour the size of a baseball, weighing 230 grams, off of his right adrenal gland. They took the gland too. Initial treatment produced positive results, but an ultrasound taken a few months later revealed a tumour on Griffyn’s other adrenal gland and spots on his liver. Five months of chemotherapy treatment halted the disease. The tumour shrunk to half its size and the spots on his liver are still there, but the disease has been effectively dormant since 2010. For now

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Tour de Rock riders Misty Dmytar, left, with her son Griffyn, a cancer survivor; Ed de Jong; and Jesse Foreman are all motivated to participate in Cops for Cancer by different experiences, but they’re hoping their efforts pay off in improving the lives for children and families who are going through cancer.

and hopefully forever, Griffyn has beaten cancer. He returns for more tests this month. In the meantime, Dmytar is training for the tour, which starts Sept. 21. Combined with fundraising, it’s a big commitment for a mother of two who works 12-hour shifts. Const. Ed de Jong, 43, is a recent arrival to the central Island region. He moved to Gabriola with his family in January after serving in Terrace, B.C. His reason for getting in the saddle for the 2013 Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock is simply to offer something back to the community in which he works. “For me, being in the position I’m in as an RCMP member, the ability to give back to the community is a big thing for me and just the fact that this event supports kids with cancer makes it such an easy decision to do,” de Jong said. With two children – a son, 11,

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and daughter, 14 – who are healthy, de Jong counts his blessings. His father-in-law is a cancer survivor. Living on Gabriola Island means catching a ferry to Nanaimo to meet up with other team members for training rides out of Parksville and Nanaimo. The time and transportation restrictions have translated into de Jong doing most of his training alone on Gabriola roads. A 90-kilometre ride means three laps around the island. Oceanside RCMP’s Tour de Rock rider Cpl. Jesse Foreman said he was inspired to get involved by “looking at my own healthy kids and when I saw some who weren’t healthy I wanted to do something.” His boys are currently seven and nine, making their understanding and support important to Foreman as he squeezes training between his family and full-time job at the Oceanside detachment where he’s in charge of community policing.

Like his fellow riders, he’s been touched by cancer in his family with a grandfather, aunt and uncle all dealing with the disease on some level. He is also inspired by five-yearold Lucas, the junior rider he’s been teamed up with. The local kid was in and out of the hospital for eight months and lost his kidney to cancer, but is now in remission. Foreman said that other than having to go back to Children’s Hospital every four months for tests until he’s 18, “you can’t tell him apart from any other kid.” For these three riders, they say it’s the least they can do to support these kids. “The more money we raise through Tour de Rock, the more chance these kids have and the better the treatments that will come out,” Dmytar said. photos@nanaimobulletin.com writer@pqbnews.com

He’ll be taking it all off at the Rotary “Beer & Burger” Tour De Rock fundraiser at the Bayside Inn, Thursday September 26th. We have all been touched by cancer. Please join me in supporting this worthy cause. Sponsorship info: www.petermccully.com


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