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TROUBLE AT THE MAC

Directors all resign

‘We are artists, we are not business people’ LISSA ALEXANDER reporter@pqbnews.com

The entire board of directors at the McMillan Arts Centre have decided to resign after lively and emotional meeting Monday night. “The building has been completely revamped, there are professional accounting systems in place, there’s money in the bank and we went to the membership and they didn’t like the direction we wanted to go in, and they voiced their opinion quite strongly and so this board will be stepping aside,” said Chris Raines, now-former president of the Oceanside Community Arts Council (OCAC), which owns the McMillan Arts Centre (the MAC.) Since May of this year, four of the board members have resigned and following the Monday night meeting, the five remaining gave their resignations, effective yesterday. Dave Klinger, a member of the OCAC and former vice president of the board, said a special resolution by the membership was seeking the termination of Raines as president and many spoke to that at the Monday night meeting. Klinger said Raines and the current board were too focused on the financial situation at the MAC and in the process lost a lot of “friends” in terms of volunteers and members. He said the board was considering selling the building and laid off the office administrator, but the membership isn’t interested in focusing on finances. “This is never going to be easy to manage, we are artists we are not business people,” Klinger said. “We can get enough money to get by and that’s about all we’re ever going to do, but that’s not a bad thing, that keeps us going.” See MEETING, page A15

SUBMITTED PHOTO BY LARRY MACDOUGALL

WAITING IN COSTUME: On Sunday, local professional photographers Larry MacDougall and Susan Whitney of Photographic Excellence got dressed up in preparation for the Halloween dance held on Sunday evening at the Qualicum Beach Legion and then headed over to the Qualicum Beach train station for some character shots. Their costumes depict an 1890s photographer and his wife greeting the arriving train that contains their friends. MacDougall took the picture by setting up a camera on a tripod and using a wireless device to trip the shutter. Our thanks to the couple for submitting this photo.

MARK BROWN RETIRES AFTER 33 YEARS WITH QUALICUM BEACH

Town looking for new CAO JOHN HARDING

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The Town of Qualicum Beach is looking for a new boss. The town issued a news release Wednesday stating Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Mark Brown is retiring “after more than three decades of dedicated service to the town.” Brown, is only the second CAO of the town since 1966, having succeeded Leo Klees in 1990. Since his first day in

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stArtinG Point Support groups meet at The Gardens AUREN RUVINSKY writer@pqbnews.com

Two local cancer support groups are reaching out to those dealing with cancer in any way, with the disease themselves, or as the loved one, caregiver or friend of someone with cancer. Both groups meet once a month at The Gardens in Qualicum Beach and both are starting November with special guest speakers. The Oceanside Prostate Cancer Support meets the first Tuesday of the month and this month (Nov. 5), “Lucy Churchill will be sharing her knowledge of incontinence with those present,” said Court Brooker. Everyone is invited. For more information call 250-752-7489 or e-mail brook@shaw.ca. The Oceanside Breast Cancer Support Group meets the first Thursday of the month and this month (Nov. 7) they will feature Lisa Leger from Parksville Pharmacy who specializes in women’s health. For more information call 250-752-8066 or e-mail: amen@shaw.ca. Both groups are independent, non-profit, shoe-string support groups serving area for over five years and have helped hundreds of people deal with cancer. All meetings start at 7 p.m. and are at The Gardens, 650 Berwick North, Qualicum Beach.

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GOLDEN MORNING: The sun turned everything golden Thursday morning in Qualicum Beach, as the fog lingered on.

ATTACKS ON LIVESTOCK BY DOGS

MLA decries ‘inaction’ in Hilliers JOHN HARDING

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Two weeks after the slaughter of five sheep in Hilliers, a Regional District of Nanaimo official says a decision to seize pit bulls accused in the killings has not been made because positive identification of the dogs in question has been elusive. That comes as a surprise to Amber Dawes, the owner of the dead sheep. “They got us to ID pictures of the dogs and they have distinctive markings,” said Dawes. “We’re not getting any answers from the RDN. Hopefully we will hear something soon. It would be nice to know if they are going to do something.” Dawes was asked if the dogs she saw chasing her sheep, and the ones who killed her quail some weeks previous, could be a breed other than pit bulls. “Oh, God no, they are pit bulls,” said Dawes, who has operated a dog kennel in the past. It seems everyone in the area knows where the alleged attack dogs live, which makes Dawes wonder why the RDN has not acted. She said she wonders if it’s because the dogs are in a new enclosure. “Nothing is 100 per cent foolproof and these are dangerous dogs,” said Dawes. “And this (the alleged slaughter of the sheep) was not their first offence.” The RDN’s director bylaw services, Tom

Armet, told The NEWS this remains an active investigation. “We’d like to see these dogs off the street, but we have to do it properly,” said Armet. “We’ve been having some challenges with identifying the dogs that did the attack. We can’t go in (to court) and make something up and ask the court to destroy some dogs. We are working hard on it.” Armet confirmed things have changed at the property where the dogs that are suspected of doing the attacks live. “I don’t want to suggest this (the attack on the sheep) was a one-time event,” said Armet. “But the apparent dog owners have taken steps in regards to the ability of the dogs to be atlarge. There doesn’t seem to be any public safety concerns at this point.” Alberni-Pacific Rim MLA Scott Fraser said Wednesday that while there are larger issues that need to be addressed in regards to legislation protecting livestock, he said the fact nothing has been done in relation to the deaths of the Dawes’ sheep more than two weeks ago is “unacceptable.” “The only action we’ve seen so far is inaction,” said Fraser, who attended a meeting Tuesday night in the Hilliers area with local farmers and ranchers that he said lasted more than two hours and was also attended by RDN director Julian Fell. See PITTING, page A4

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Qualicum Beach would like to have a few more volunteers AUREN RUVINSKY writer@pqbnews.com

In the lead up to Remembrance day Legions across the region are busy with their poppy campaigns and could always use some more help. The Qualicum Beach Legion #76 in particular was short of canvassers initially but organizer Brian Kirby said they have had a good response recently and just need a few more people to help over the next two weekends. Organizer Brian Kirby said they were looking short of canvassers but have had a good response recently and are down to need just a few

more people to help them in one of the Legion’s main events of the year. Canvassers will be out the Saturday and Sunday both weekends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at key locations throughout the community in one of their biggest fundraisers of the year and in honour of Canada’s veterans. Canvassers will be at Pharmasave, Qualicum Foods, Coastal Credit Union, the Liquor Store, Royal Bank, Dolly’s Home Hardware, Shell, Home Builders, the farmer’s market and on Nov. 8 at the Civic Centre during the flu shot clinic. Anyone interested in helping should contact Kirby at 250-248-8751. Watch The NEWS for all the details on the Nov. 11, Remembrance Day ceremonies in Parksville, Qualicum Beach and Bowser.

Pitting neighbour vs neighbour continued from page B1

“I can urge the RDN to look at this very seriously,” said Fraser. “Any reasonable interpretation of their (dangerous dogs) bylaw gives them jurisdiction to act.” Fraser also said there are larger issues about the wording and interpretations of both the RDN bylaws and the provincial livestock act. While it seems it would be within a farmers’ rights to shoot dogs that are attacking their

livestock, Fraser said he’s not sure that’s a good idea on the small farms of his constituency that are part of small communities like Hilliers. “That (discharging a firearm) might work if you were in a remote farming area, but these (farms) are in our communities,” said Fraser. “It’s putting all the onus on the livestock owners, the farmers. In essence, it’s also pitting neighbour against neighbour.”


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

A small taste of social assistance Students in the Civic Action Club at BSS recently challenged themselves to eat off $26 for one week in support of Raise the Rates, an initiative to increase welfare support Brenda GouGh

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group of students and their teacher at Ballenas Senior Secondary School know what it tastes like to live off of only what welfare recipients receive for one week. John Preston and some of his Civic Action Club students challenged themselves recently to eat only the food they could afford to buy for $26 from October 16 to October 23. Their class project is in support of Raise the Rates, a coalition of community groups and organizations concerned with the level of poverty and homelessness in British Columbia. Preston and some of his students endured going without meat, milk and other food items for the awareness campaign they hope will result in the government increasing welfare rates. At first, You can’t go out and buy several a $2 snack because that students leaves you with only $24 volunteered left for food for the week. for the elly tomasson challenge but only Katja Dahlstedt, Elly Tomasson and Jasmine Ashmore actually completed it. Dahlstedt’s mother Katrina said it was difficult for her to watch her daughter that week and she was astounded at what very little nutritional value Katja was getting. “No meat, milk and no fresh vegetables, besides six pieces of fruit. I think the interesting part for me as a parent is that there are committed and passionate youth out there who are actively working towards positive change in our society, no matter what the issue. I am very proud of her for getting involved.” Dahlstedt, who is in Grade 10, said she appreciated that her mom was

supportive and in fact helped them out by making food purchases where they discovered the staples they required were the most affordable. “We priced everything out. Fresh fruit is expensive and lentils are more expensive than beans,” explained Dahlstedt. Tomasson agreed and added that if they didn’t do a group shop and eat mostly beans and rice, they would not have made it through the week on their paltry sum of money. “I know that if we had not pooled our money we would not have done so well. If I was totally alone on this venture I would have been completely lost,” said Tomasson. Dahlstedt said her biggest eyeopener was going without simple things. “I missed all the drinks that I usually have like juice and milk, or a slushy and also resisting the urge to pick up a treat from the vending machine.” Tomasson said giving up baked goods was hard for her. “You can’t go out and buy a $2 snack because that leaves you with only $24 left for food for the week … you have such a little amount that everything you eat has to be planned and prepared—you can’t wing it. You need to know exactly what it is you are eating for the week. If you go out and buy something you will run out of money,” said Tomasson. Carrie Powell-Davidson, Parksville city council liaison to the Ballenas Civics Action Group, said she applauds the students for taking on such a huge challenge. “They are very engaged students. They wanted to see what it was like to live like somebody who is on social assistance and the amount of money that is allotted to food after everything else is paid and I am confident there will be a whole gamut of learning they would get from an exercise like this.” She said not only are the students

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Council grapples with roads Public gets input into financial plan; new fire hall in the mix JOHN HARDING editor@pqbnews.com

Has the new fire hall project pushed much-needed road work to the back burner in Qualicum Beach? Answers to that question seem to vary, depending on who is asked. “In the last year the fire hall has gone to the top of the agenda and everything else has gone to the back burner,â€? Tim Pritchard, the president of the Eaglecrest Residents’ Association (ERA), said Tuesday, the day he was scheduled to become past president at the group’s annual general meeting. “But in my mind, the train has left the station on the fire hall — it’s going to happen, it’s a fait accompli. It’s almost to the point it’s motherhood — you can’t go against it.â€? The financial plan currently in front of council is more than a month away from possible adoption. Part of the process this year is opportunity for public input, which included a meeting this week attended by community groups, councillors and town staff. “I think it actually went quite well,â€? said Coun. Bill Luchtmeijer. “Everything seems to be moving in a fairly good direction. There may be some people who may be disappointed because everything they wanted addressed wasn’t addressed.â€? Luchtmeijer pointed to the town enjoying the enviable position of having about $4.3 million in reserves and no debt. “I think our town is in pretty good shape.â€? The last three years, one per cent of the 3.5 per cent increase in taxes to homeowners of Qualicum Beach has been earmarked for road improvements, creating a kitty of about $450,000. Going forward starting in 2014, that one per cent will go to the fire hall project. Pritchard said that realignment of priorities means less attention on the road-improvement priorities presented in the recently-released Age Friendly Transportation Study, like the ERA’s main concern, a roundabout for the intersection of Village Way-Country Club-Highway 19A. “We do think the recommendations of the Age Friendly Transportation Study are being delayed, or deferred, and we can only attribute that, in large part, to the fire hall,â€? said Pritchard. Here are some facts about taxes, revenues and expenditures in the Town of Qualicum Beach: • the town collects $7.1 in taxes, 88 per cent of which come from homeowners. • taxes make up only 54 per cent of the town’s revenue, which totals $15.68 million. The other funds come from debt (19 per cent), fees and charges (14 per cent) and government grants (six per cent). • the town’s expenditure breakdown (it balances at $15.68 million) is led by capital expenditures (32 per cent), public works (15 per cent), protective services (13 per cent) and general government (12 per cent). • the legislative agenda has the 2014-18 financial plan receiving second reading Nov. 4, third reading Nov. 18 and adoption Dec. 2.

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hy is it that B.C., regardless of what party is in power, seems to love social engineering. With a three-month consultation period ending, Richmond-Steveston MLA John Yap said Tuesday about 80 per cent of respondents want the extra convenience that is routine in U.S. grocery stores — people in B.C. clearly want to be able to buy their beer, wine and liquor in the same place they buy their groceries, something that’s commonplace in many jurisdictions in North America. Yap, according to reports from Black Press, says he has heard that message loud and clear. Considering the spin he’s now putting on the results, we suggest he hasn’t heard the message loudly or clearly. Yap is proposing a “store within a store” model with separate staff for alcohol purchases. It’s like the government — the supposed free enterprise, less government, less-red-tape B.C. Liberals for goodness sake — believes it needs to protect us from ourselves. Despite a clear message to the contrary, the B.C. Liberals want to hold on to some control and make things more difficult for consumers and businesses alike. Alcohol use has its inherent dangers. It can destroy families. But there is no evidence to suggest alcohol-related tragedies are more prevalent in jurisdictions that allow a more logical, consumer-friendly way to purchase a bottle of wine or a case of beer. If grocery-store owners don’t want the hassle, or don’t see profit large enough to go along with any aggravation caused by liquor sales, that’s fair — they should have the choice to sell what they please in their places of business. But we are not hearing that, either. Perhaps Yap believes this is such a big shift for the great unwashed that it has to be introduced in phases. Again, that’s social engineering and we take offence to being parented by politicians. We suspect it’s all about money. Or relationships with unions. Perhaps the B.C. Liberals believe the model Yap suggests will allow them to hold on to more of the money they get from liquor sales. Or perhaps they don’t want to engage in the fight that’s surely to emerge if every government-owned and union-staffed liquor store is closed. If that is the case, then say it. Loudly and clearly, would be good. We can take the truth. It’s the mamby-pamby, social engineering, government-knows-best stance we resent. — Editorial by John Harding

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Letters Be Active Have you noticed lots of kids playing more than usual around our district?  I sure hope so.  The Be Active Every Day campaign has 367 students — Nanoose to Qualicum, Errington to Lasqeti — studying and practicing healthy lifestyles.  Why?  Because healthy now is more likely to mean healthy years down the track.  In fact, we all know that being active is a reasonably appropriate response to just about anything that ails thee. So, good on you, kids, for taking on the challenge. To those of us over 10 years old, please notice and encourage the children as they run, hop, skip and jump.  We’ll make it a habit yet! Cathy EdgE Qualicum Beach

DeBt woes In reference to Mayor Chris Burger’s contemplation of casino’s to boost his budgets, surely after 38 years of totally privatized government debt funding it should be crystal clear that as long as this continues, so will all government debts escalate. No government in Canada is now free of crippling debt and municipalities, having the least clout, are on the end of the line. The nation’s central bank, which returns all profits to the nation, is by far the most sensible place to supply such funding, and was a prime reason for the establishment of that bank. Its abandonment as a source triggered the tsunami of debt which has escalated for years and is fast consuming every nation which uses privatized debt funding. A prime reason for the establishment of the Bank of Canada was exactly that — to

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fund the national government’s debt at cost, with profits reverting to the nation. The benefits were distributed as large transfer payments and grants to all provincial governments — which eventually reached the municipalities, but this process was abandoned without explanation in 1975, hence Mayor Burger’s problems. Vast sums of tax revenue have since been passed to the great banks for interest, which used to return to the nation; and would have been had our business-oriented governments looked after the nation rather than the private finance sector. Debt control effectively ended with the abandonment of central bank loan funding, and all government debts — here, in the U.S.A. and across Europe, all using the same system — continue to escalate regardless of six years of record low rates of interest. Six European nations are now in default; the U.S. has incomprehensible, quite un-payable debt; yet the one proven and fundamentally sound funding method is not even contemplated by our national government. It remains the best kept secret in Canadian politics. But many other countries do it — China of course, and Malaysia and India, all developing like crazy; and little Norway has a $600 billion sovereign wealth fund, where we have a $600 billion federal debt — and $56 billion provincially; we can’t pay that either. And alone in the fiscally chaotic U.S.A., little (poor) North Dakota just over our border has no debt at all. I bet they aren’t thinking about casinos to balance their budgets — they haven’t run a deficit in 50 years. Guess why, Mayor Burger. Perhaps you should give them a call.

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Lost souLs Wasn’t it ironic that Prime Minister Stephen Harper chose Monday, Oct. 28, St. Jude’s Day, to make yet another giant blooper in the ongoing and ever-changing Senate scandal cover-up. He told a radio interviewer in Halifax that his Chief-Of-Staff Nigel Wright was dismissed as soon as it came to light that he had cut a personal cheque to repay Senator Mike Duffy’s expenses. Up until those words left his lips on St. Jude’s Day, he had always maintained that he knew nothing about the deal, until Wright had done the honourable thing and resigned. From his rather futile attempts to appear as a regular guy, playing piano and singing, readers know the prime minister is a Beatles fan. Surely he remembers the line “Take a sad song and make it better” from one of their greatest hits, Hey Jude, but he’s taken a sad state of affairs and made it worse. St. Jude is the Patron Saint Of Lost Souls and Canadians have lost all respect for those who have sold their souls in Ottawa — most citizens are completely sickened with the prime minister and all others involved in the shenanigans that we witness daily. Coming to power following the Federal Liberal’s sponsorship scandal, the prime minister promised his government would be accountable and transparent. To give him credit, he’s kept half of that promise — his deception has been very transparent. Now that he’s written a book on the history of hockey, the prime minister may remember the words of another famous author. It was Sir Walter Scott who said: “Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practise to deceive.”

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tanence, he said. “Somehow you’ve got to sit back and say ‘OK, what do we want, where do we want it, when do we want and it and how much is that going to cost?’ And once you figure who much it costs, how do (they) pay for it?”said Lefebvre. The OCAC is the only arts council in B.C. that owns its own building, he said, and if the OCAC wants to keep it, they need to figure out their finances. Klinger said he lived in Calgary for 40 years and never found a place like the MAC, and he’s not keen on getting rid of the building. “We are lucky we have our own building. If we didn’t, everyone would be working on their own,” he said. Since Monday night the MAC community has now rallied beautifully, he said, and he’s inspired by those who love the building and what it does for Parksville and everyone involved. A meeting will take place on Monday, November 4 at 1 p.m. at the MAC to form an interim steering/nomination committee. Members and those interesting in joining the OCAC are invited to attend.

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TestFest quest to find the Canadian Car of the Year Driving 30 vehicles in three days does leave on exceed, gas engine counterparts. exhausted and a numb bum! While I don‘t know which vehicle will win But that’s what 80 auto journalists, including each category, the following vehicles were your truly, endured last week at the annual the top performers in acceleration and Canadian Car of the Year event, which is often braking exercises performed at TestFest or referred to as TestFest. claimed best fuel economy: I’ve attended every one of the gatherings • Acceleration 0 to 100 km/hour: Merstaged by the Automobile Journalists Associcedes-Benz E63 AMG S 4Matic (4.1 seconds) ation of Canada (AJAC) for the past 26 years Styling, occupant • Acceleration 80 to 120 km/hour: Corvette and witnessed many changes the auto industry, environment, Stingray (3.2 seconds) dramatic changes in the cars we drive there. performance, vehbicle • Braking 100 to 0 km/hour: Corvette To start with, Niagara Falls was the new dynamics, price/value, Stingray (34.4 metres) location for TestFest and it was hosted by the market significance, • Fuel economy city: Ford CMAX (1.9 L/100 Niagara Parks Commission. The beautifully landemotional appeal and km) scaped and serene Legends on the Niagara Golf off-road capability are • Fuel economy highway: Honda Accord Course was the staging location. Hybrid (4.0 L/100 km) The age demographic of those AJAC members all incorporated in an ehaustive and detailed • Back-to-back testing, on the same attending was also noticeably lower and the roads, on the same day, under the same enthusiasm level was noticeably higher – great voting procedure conditions, is a fundamental principal of to see. All undertook back-to-back vehicle TestFest, to ensure fair and comparable assessments, on specially prepared evaluation Bob McHugh evaluations. The best vehicle in each of the courses and on public roads. twelve categories will be announced on December 3 and Awaiting their critical approval were 174 vehicles (reprefrom that group the overall 2014 Canadian Car of the Year senting 57 all-new 2014 model year vehicles), and they and 2014 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year will then be were arranged into 12 voting categories. The range of picked. vehicles included everything from a highly fuel-efficient Styling, occupant environment, performance, vehicle dyMitsubishi Mirage with its little 3-cylinder/74 horsepower namics, price/value, market significance, emotional appeal engine to a big and blindingly fast Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG with a bi-turbo V8 that can generate 577 horsepower. and off-road capability (where applicable) are all incorporated in an exhaustive and detailed voting procedure. A flood of full-electric vehicles entered last year – none this Ballots are tabulated by the international accounting firm year. That said, there was the Ford CMAX plug-in hybrid KPMG and the results are kept confidential -- even from and there were some very interesting new full-hybrids like AJAC -- until the following awards press conferences: the brilliantly engineered Honda Accord Hybrid, VW Jetta More online information on Canadian Car of the Year and Hybrid, Infiniti Q50, Lincoln MKZ Hybrid and the Porsche TestFest is available on the AJAC web site: www.ajac.ca. Panamera S e-Hybrid. The performance level of this new breed of hybrid vehicles is much closer to, or can even bob.mchugh@drivewaybc.ca

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1973 Capri By Rob Sass Several years ago, there was a large reward posted for evidence that the Ivory Billed Woodpecker was not extinct as was previously thought. Strangely, the classic car world has yet to respond in like fashion for evidence that breeding pairs of Plymouth Crickets or Mercury Bobcats are still out there. We’re not offering a reward but for what it’s worth, here’s the Hagerty Insurance list of some of our favourite threatened, endangered and extinct cars: 1. 1975-80 Chevrolet Monza: The Monza, based on the infamous Chevy Vega, might well have been the most attractive GM car of the mid-1970s. More than 300,000 were built, and although the styling was a high-quality job, build quality wasn’t any better than anything else of the era, which may explain the extreme scarcity of survivors. Status: Threatened 2. 1971-76 Mercury Capri: The Capri was Ford of Europe’s answer to the Mustang. Like the Mustang, it was built on rather ordinary sedan underpinnings but the result was handsome, well made and, in the case of the V-6 powered cars, fast. It was quite popular in the early 1970s, selling

more than 100,000 units in its first two years. Where they all went is anyone’s guess. Status: Endangered 3. 1984 Plymouth Voyager (Dodge Caravan): Introduced in 1983, Chrysler’s original was powered by a carbureted 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine making just 96 horsepower. Chrysler’s reinvention of the station wagon relegated that very category to “endangered” within a decade. Despite its massive sales, we’re not sure if a single collector-grade example exists outside of Chrysler’s own museum. Status: Extinct 4. 1984-1985 Ford EXP Turbo: The basic idea was simple: Take an Escort coupe, rip out the back seats to make it a “sporty” two-seater. The problem was that the EXP weighed 200 pounds more than the already pathetically slow Escort. It took two years to remedy the issue by giving the EXP an optional turbocharged 1.6-liter that made 120 horsepower. But the car was priced at nearly $10,000, making it more expensive than a Mustang GT 5.0 Status: Endangered 5. 1975-81 Volkswagen Scirocco: The VW Scirocco was a replacement for the popular VW Karmann-Ghia. The VW Rabbit-based, front-wheel drive, water-cooled car had angular styling, courtesy of Italdesign and Giorgetto Giugiaro. As rust-prone as anything of the era, the first-generation has thinned almost to extinction, particularly those first-year cars with pretty chrome bumpers and funky plaid seats. Status: Threatened Rob Sass is the vice-president of content for Hagerty Insurance. Hagerty is the world’s leading specialist provider of classic car and boat insurance. Learn more at hagerty.ca

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Accidental meeting What an incredible difference a single day can make It was Saturday, July 6, 1957 — just another day in a small city somewhere in England. There was a garden fête at the local church By Ray Smit and people were arriving to see the arts and crafts, sample the baked goods and watch the entertainers. Sitting on the back of a lorry as it pulled up to the church was a sixteen-year-old boy with an old acoustic guitar. He and his band mates were going to play a few songs. Winston was a bit of a rebel, although his friends knew he was nicer than he appeared. When he got up to play it was obvious he was no musician. In fact, the only chords he knew were some basic banjo chords, which he improvised. In the crowd was a 15-year-old boy named James. Unlike the rest of the audience, James was impressed by Winston and his little band of amateurs. Winston had a certain charisma and a beautiful singing voice even though he was rude and smelled of beer and cigarettes. James asked if he could join in and showed Winston how to play some actual guitar chords. James was a natural and was soon asked to join the band. Over the next year, the two boys became fast friends sharing their love of music and the sorrow of loss. James’ mother had died of cancer the previous fall and a drunk driver killed Winston’s mother the following summer. Other boys drifted in and out of the band and soon one of James’ best friends asked to join. Although short and only fourteen, Harold had a mastery of the guitar that belied his age. Soon the three boys became inseparable. Drummers came and went until Richard joined the group a few years later. Winston, James, Harold and

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Celebrated artist Mark Hobson has shared his knowledge on painting with artists in Croatia, the Galapagos Islands, Ireland and places around Canada, and he’ll be presenting in Qualicum Bay this weekend. That’s when the fifth Island Arts Expo takes place, featuring Hobson’s paintings and the work of 24 other prominent artists, as well as entertainment, food and raffle prizes. Hobson has been painting since he was three years old, and his mother still has a huge drawer of his paintings from over the years, he said. Growing up, Hobson moved around frequently with his parents to places like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Portugal, as his father was an engineer who set up pulp and paper industries around the world. When he was 13 Hobson attended a boarding school in Northern Ireland for two years. He has wonderful memories of that old stone school building, which was founded in 1618 by King James the first. He took part in a number of sports and also found time to paint while attending the school. “If ever there’s a period in someone’s life where you’re soaking up images and stuff [it is that age]. That’s a pretty rich time in anyone’s life, so I had a great time there,” he said. When he was 13 he entered the British Isles annual school painting competition sponsored by Brooke Bond Tea—along with about one million other students—and snagged first place. That meant he got to go back and visit Sri Lanka, where he had lived when he was five and six, and visit some tea plantations with other students. Despite a bunch of publicity surrounding his win, including television interviews, Hobson said he was still cautious for many years about giving his attention solely to art, and he was still very interested in pursuing a degree in biology. After following that dream he became a high school science teacher for nine years, but when he turned 30 his passion for painting became too strong to ignore. “After about 4 days of being an artist—I lived on Hornby Island that first winter—I thought, Oh my God, if you can make a living at this... it’s a much better way than all the other things I could think of.” Hobson moved to Tofino in 1984 and transitioned to being a full-time artist by working the summer months for Parks Canada. By the end of the fifth winter he was asked to come on full time, but he was itching to paint, so decided instead to dive into his artwork full time. Since then Hobson has won a number of awards and has been honoured for his work in many ways. In 2008

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he designed a coin for the Royal Canadian Mint and in 2009 he placed third in International Artist Magazine’s competition, Seascapes, Rivers and Lakes. In 2010 he won the Salmon Conservation Stamp Competition, sponsored annually by the Pacific Salmon Foundation, and more than 20 of his images have been chosen by Ducks Unlimited Canada as fundraising limited edition prints. He has also been named the organization’s Artist of the Year in the past. Hobson continues to teach a couple of workshops a year in Tofino, usually one in watercolour and one in acrylic, and they are usually sold out. He also enjoys traveling to instruct workshops, like a recent 10-daystint in Croatia where he taught Canadians and Americans. And although he loves teaching, he has to limit those sessions, he said. “I really do need time to paint and be excited about new work myself,” he said. Hobson works in his floathouse studio, a nine km boat ride from Tofino.

The advice Hobson would give to aspiring artists trying to make a living with their artwork to keep in mind two parallel journeys. One is to continue raising skill level, constantly looking for inspiration and new material, and the other is to get work out there and connect with as many people as possible. At the Island Art Expo, happening at the Lighthouse Community Centre, Hobson will give a presentation about his own painting journey and he will show a documentary about a group of painters he organized aimed at keeping the B.C. coast free from oil tankers. The project Art for an Oil Free Coast happened last year, with 50 prominent artists traveling up the B.C. coast. There is now a coffee table book of artwork that was created on the journey and a film documenting the project. For more on the Island Arts Expo, to view other presenters, workshops and artists, visit www.islandartsexpo.ca. For more on Mark Hobson visit www.markhobson.com.

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There’s a local group of artists who meet to share, encourage and inspire one another, and members will be showing their creations to the public starting November 4. The DeCosmos Fine Art Society began in 1966 and today has about 150 members ranging from beginners to professionals who use a variety of different art mediums. The group is having a show at the Gallery @ Qualicum Art Supply from November 6 to December 4 which will include paintings, photography, christmas ornaments, knitted baby hats, prints and more. Margaret Hudson said besides watching the fabulous demos at DeCosmos’ monthly meetings she likes the camaraderie within the group. Some of the members paint weekly and she enjoys that experience, she said. “I think you learn so much from each other,” she said. “If you get stuck on a painting it’s really helpful to get advice and it also gets me kick started, and gets me motivated.” Hudson paints mainly landscapes with oils and hopes that people who come to view her work feel a sense of what she felt when she was creating them. Helen Binns paints with watercolours and pastels and she also makes fimo ornaments like fishes, angels and Christmas bears, which will be featured in the show. She’s been painting since she was a child, taking formal art classes in Winnipeg and on the Island, and paints landscapes and animals these days. She said DeCosmos is a generous bunch of people who are full of ideas. “They are willing to share,” she said, We Have Happy Advertisers! Contact me today.

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“that’s huge.” Jim Branston will also have artwork in the show, mainly acrylic seascapes. He started painting after retirement about six years ago, and after living on a boat up and down the coast with his wife for a number of years, they now live in French Creek. He said he appreciates his time with the people in DeCosmos and enjoys the incredible sense of humour members have. From November 22-24 the Qualicum Beach Winter Art Walk will take place, where community members can walk to ten venues around Qualicum Beach and catch art shows, demos, and more.

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PAINTING THE COAST Renowned Tofino artist, Mark Hobson will show a

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documentary film on the project Art for an Oil Free Coast, from 2-4pm, at the Island Arts Expo. Mark will also talk about his adventures and mishaps in painting the outer coast. Those wishing to register for his presentation at the Island Arts Expo in Qualicum Bay, can do so at www.islandartsexpo.ca for $40. The expo featuring over 20 West Coast artists, takes place Nov. 2-3 at the Lighthouse Community Hall.

7pm, Shady Rest Pub. Prizes 3109 W. Island Hwy, QB.

SAT. NOV. 2 COATS FOR KIDS

10am-2pm, SOS Building, 245 West Hirst Ave. Parksville AM Rotary

CCCU SKATE

2-3:30pm, Oceanside Place Arena, FREE. RDN 250-2483252. Schedules online at www.rdn.bc.ca/recreation.

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10am-3pm, Knox United Church. Ethical & Fair Trade. Lunch available. Sponsored by P/Q KAIROS & Knox Church. 250-248-0310.

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2pm, of the PV Historical Soc., Tryon Room, Parksville Museum, 1245 Is. Hwy.

7-11pm. Cruze Control/Rock & Country Rock. Shady Rest Pub, 3109 W. Is. Hwy, QB.

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10am-5pm. 25 Central Island Artisans open their studios. Maps online www. centralislandartisans.com or call 250-937-1702

RED CROSS FIRST AID

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10-3pm, PV Comm. Ctre., Parksville Lioness for charity, 132 E. Jensen St.

4:30&6pm seatings. Arrowsmith Hall, 2nd Annual, tickets at the door.

DANCE

7:30pm, Parksville Legion. Music from 40’s, 50’s, & 60’s with “Just Us Dance Orchestra”. 19+, $10 Tickets at door.

10-11:30am. SOS, 245 W. Hirst Ave., Parksville. www. smartrecovery.org Jack McNeil 250-752-1052.

12:15-1:45pm, every Sunday in Oct. Free admission & skate rentals. www. rdn.bc.ca/recreation. 250248-3252.

1-4pm, Oceanside Yoga/ Brian Lynn of Victoria. $75. Info & register: westcoastlynn@live.ca 250-598-8992

ALPINE MEETING

11-3, QB Civic Ctre, 747 Jones St. Gardeners of Cent. Van. Is. (AGCVI). Paul Spriggs speaking. Bring lunch, coffee/tea provided. $5 door/prize draw. Valerie, melanson.valerie@gmail. com, 250-594-4423

SUN. NOV. 3 ISLAND ARTS EXPO

10-4pm, Nov 2/3. Lighthouse Comm. Ctre., 240 Lions Way, QB. Food bank donation. Workshops (pre-register). www.islandartsexpo.ca 250-757-8003

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12pm, Oliver Woods Centre. The Nanaimo Chapter/ Kidney Foundation of Canada Meeting. 250-7290664

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Doors open/7pm, meeting at 7:30pm. PCC, 132 Jensen Ave E. Everyone welcome. Free coffee.

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6pm, Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, Arrowsmith Watersheds Coalition. Followed by QB’s Waterfront Plan Presentation at 7pm. Info 250-752-4579

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1:30-3-pm, Stanford Place, 250 Craig St. Caregiver’s support group meeting. Info Jane Hope 1-800-4622833, Helpline: 1-800-9366033, www.alzheimerbc.org

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THANK YOU ALL!! For your advice, support, home deliveries, personal care, transportation & equipment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All just a phone call awayâ&#x20AC;? in my time of need, caring for my father John S. Sailes. Parksville Pharmasave, Connect Hearing, Dr. Duke, Pacific Denture Clinic, Pacific Shore Optical, Sueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Senior Care, Oceanside Stylist, Stanford Auto, Scotia Bank, Save on Foods, Life Support Asst. Living, Centric Health/Motion Spec. (Nanaimo), Parksville Medical Clinic, RC Legion Branch 49. Also friends and neighbours. You all know who you are. THANK YOU SO MUCH. Margo Sailes

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JOHN SAMUEL SAILES Sept. 15, 1923 - Oct. 24, 2013

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best Dad Everâ&#x20AC;? You will be sadly missed for your smile, strength, patience and caring ways. You are at peace now, Dad. You will always be in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. Thank you for being you. Love you always, Margo, John, Cathy, family and friends. xoxo No service at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations to charity of your choice.

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Alfred Charles KILLIP (Charlie) May 6, 1918 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; October 21, 2013

On October 21 Charlie quietly passed away. He will be greatly missed by his wife and life companion of almost seventy years, Gladys. They were married in Vancouver in 1947. Over the following years Gladys and Charlie were inseparable. Charlie was born in 1918 in Vancouver, spending most of his childhood and youth living on Harwood St.  He served in the RCAF during WW II, and was stationed in Canada, England and Europe. After the war he practiced as an accountant, first working at Clarkson Gordon, and then looking after the accounting needs for a number of businesses.  Charlie was always known as a kind man with a warm smile.   Friends and business associates thought the world of him. After residing in Vancouver for their working years, Charlie and Gladys retired to the Qualicum area. He volunteered for community groups including years with the Rotary.  He was involved in the United Church,  being very active with St Andrews Wesley while living in Vancouver, and then serving on the Committee of Stewarts at St Stephens in the Town of Qualicum. The family is very thankful for the thoughtful care provided by all his care givers over the past few years, and in particular his special caregiver, Sheila. Charlie will be missed by the family and in particular his nephew Brian Killip and niece Carolyn Bradford.  All of us will miss Charlieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s warm smile and kind manner. Service to be held November 4 at St. Stephens United Church in Qualicum Beach at 1 pm. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through Qualicum Beach Funeral Centre, P.O. Box 367, 118 Fern Road East, Qualicum Beach V9K 1S7 250-594-0305 or at www.qbfuneralcentre.com.

ROSALIE (BERNARD) ELI

Rosalie Eli passed away peacefully at the age of 99½ years on October 14, 2013. She was born in Victoria on March 27,1914 and raised in Parksville. She later moved to Hawaii for the last 52 years. She leaves behind her four children: Lenore Scotney, Sandy Maddess, Tom Carney and Paul Carney; 8 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Rosalieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life will be held at a later date. She will be taken back to Hawaii and layed to rest beside her husband, Walters Eli. Thank you to the caring staff at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

Clifford Theodore Vestby July 7, 1923 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; October 24, 2013

Cliff passed away on October 24, 2013 at the age of 90. He is survived by his wife, Vi (Violet); children, Dennis, Rodney, Gene, Yvonne, Kevin, Derek, Brian, Kirby; stepchildren, Allen, Dolores, and Chris; 11 grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren, and one step great grand child. Cliff also leaves to mourn his passing his sister, Gladys and many, many wonderful friends and extended family members. Cliff was predeceased by his first wife, Alice; sister, Dorothy; and brother, Ray. Cliff was born in Kelliher, Saskatchewan to Elsie and Benny Vestby. He grew up on the family farm and eventually took over the running of the farm from his parents â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a proud family who took great pride in their connection to the farmland and community. Cliff liked to keep busy and was skilled in many trades: carpentry, mechanics, welding, construction, and metal work to name a few. He love to dance and spent many happy hours square dancing. The family would like to extend a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thank Youâ&#x20AC;? to the medical staff and Home Support workers for their kindness, care, and compassion during this difficult time. Special thanks goes out to Viâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friends and neighbours for their help and thoughtfulness throughout Cliffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s illness and subsequent passing. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Yates Funeral Chapel, 1000 Allsbrook Road In Parksville. In lieu of flowers, please consider honouring Cliffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory by making a donation to a charity of your choice.

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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Taping/ Texturing/ Painting. Reno & Repair Specialist. 30 years of fast friendly service. Wayne 250-752-4658 QB

HOUSECLEANING, lawn & garden care, home organizing and winterizing... Experienced, trustworthy, reliable, thorough. Contact Susan @ goodlifehousecare@gmail.com 250-2282718

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).

MOVING SALE-Sofa & Love Seat. $475. Hi Boy Dresser with desk & drawers (2 pieces) $125. Microwave Panasonic $50. Microwave Salton $25. Indoor fig tree in nice pot $40. Round Maple Coffee Table (36x15h) $40. Round Maple coffee table (24x21h) $25.00 Outdoor Xmas tree lights-offers. Stereo Fisher 5 disc & tape w speakers $65.Stereo Sony 3 disc & tape w speakers $35. Stereo JVC 1 disc & tape w speakers $25.Call 250-7521323

ELECTRICAL GENERATOR: Homelite model, 2500watt. $250. (250)713-6653

NANAIMO WATERFRONT 2nd floor condo. 1500sq.ft., 2bdrm +den, security bldg. 2 underground parking spaces, living/dining room w/view +gas FP. Maintenance fee incl hot water/gas/landscaping. 1 pet OK. $339,900 (250)753-9123

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

MOVING & STORAGE

FALL GARDEN specials inclds yard cleanup, gutters, hedge trimming, lawn care. Call (250)240-1116. 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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2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)951-0010.

PAINTING 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. ASTONISHING PAINTING CO. Residential/Commercial/Repainting. 25 yrs. experience. Call Mike 250-248-8569

No Job to BIG No Job to SMALL Home & Yard Care I will take care of your home and your yard like it is my own! Semi retired carpenter Phone 250-586-3330 Serving Oceanside since 1977 Islandflyfishing@gmail.com

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

PETS

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

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

WAYNEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HAUL-AWAY. Will haul away unwanted whatever. Mowing & leaf raking, Bondable, Call 250-752-1639.

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HOUSEHOLD SERVICES ANGIEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ANGELS. Affordable House Cleaning. Great Rates, Free Estimates. Ask for Angie @ 250-752-2120 Fully Bonded

KITCHENAID STOVE, good cond. $120; microwave & stroke fan, $50; Manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 5-drawer oak dresser, $50. Call (250)754-3561

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FRIENDLY FRANK COMPUTER DESK w/shelves $30.00. Porcelain doll collection. (approx 25 yrs). Exc. cond. $15./ea. Call 250-7521549

FUEL/FIREWOOD COASTAL MOUNTAIN FIREWOOD- Call 250-468-9660. 1-866-768-8886 (Nanoose).

FURNITURE 2 BURGUNDY-Coloured CHAIRS: One electric lift recliner $650., the other is a swivel recliner, $400. obo. New condition. (250)585-7744. CHINA CABINET, tall corner unit (cost $900 new) asking $400. Maroon loveseat hide-abed, $225. Contempary armchair, $75. Radial arm saw, 10â&#x20AC;? Dewalt, $125. Call (250)752-4400. DINING SET with buffet and six chairs (2 captains) plus two leafs. Solid wood. Mediterranean style. Call 250-752-9548 or 250-248-7771 DINING SUITE- table, 6 chairs, solid fruit wood, 5 yrs old, 42â&#x20AC;&#x2122;wx72â&#x20AC;&#x2122;lx84â&#x20AC;&#x2122; extends to 96â&#x20AC;? 2 butterfly leafs, $700 obo. (250)947-9711. DUNCAN PHYFE dining room table, 2 drop leafs, 4 brass claw feet; 4 matching chairs. All in good condition. $500. 1 (250)756-9254 EUROTOP! QUEEN MATTRESS BRAND NEW - NEED TO SELL ASAP!. $200. (250)713-9680 MOVING MUST Sell- 3 seat lazy boy recliner (sage green), $400. Single lazy boy recliner (maroon), $300. Desk, filing cabinet, adjustable desk chair, $250. Bed sofa (flower pattern), $150. middle bar height dining rm table (glass top)+ 8 chairs, $400. Coffee table, 2 end tables & high table all w/marble top set of 4, $350. Beige lounge chair, $75. All in very good condition and reasonably priced. Call (250)5863624 for info and viewing.

FORTRESS 1700-MOBILITY SCOOTER. New 2 batteries w/charger, fully serviced. Adjustable Captains Seat. $990. Del Avail. 250-248-1281(eve)

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Household Services

Gardening

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HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper?

QUEEN SIZE mattress & box spring with frame. Scandinavian design 8 yrs old. $300. Call 250-248-7911

WHEELCHAIR LIKE new Breezy 20x16 (short). New $2370 asking $1600. Call 250752-1923 SOLID WOOD, butterfly leaf, pedestal base, dining table (40â&#x20AC;? round to 58â&#x20AC;? oval w/leaf) plus 4 chairs. Light oak finish. Seats 6 comfortably at full length. $400 obo. Nanaimo, (250)591-8959 SOLID WOOD Rectangle dining table with leaf & 6 matching chairs w/custom-made cushions, 2-drawer 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122; side table, plus fantastic chopping block table, blonde in colour. $275.(250)594-7605 Qualicum

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

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 5â&#x20AC;&#x2122;X8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; WOOL AREA Rug $250. 2 yr. Old wing brocade swoop back couch - $325. Ultnamatic medical bed 4 yrs. old with 25yr. warranty, lifts head, massages-auto. - paid $5,200, selling for $2,200. Smoke free home, all like new. 250-338-2166. BACK 2 Life back massager, (new $250), $150 obo, in new condition. Call (250)390-2428 BRIDGESTONE BLIZZAK tires, 4, on rims 205/65R/15, nearly new, $75 each. Call 250-245-4780. (Ladysmith)

OUTDOOR STAIR LIFT. 2 years old. Paid $5900. Asking $1200. (250)754-2747.

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MEDICHAIR POWER lift chair with 2 motors, nearly new, sell for $650, $2200/new. Call (250)758-7066, Nanaimo. OXYGENATOR for home use. $700. (250)713-6653 WINTER TIRES 225/75/R16. Bolt pattern 5 x 114mm (5-4.5â&#x20AC;?) on rims. Fits Jeep or Ford Ranger. 85% rubber. $490. obo 250-954-3308

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED HAVE A SHOPPING CART OR WAGON you arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t using and want to donate it to the PQB NEWS carriers? If so, give me a call. Laurie in Circulation @ 250-905-0017.

ECOPED BIKE by City Go, (electric bike). Runs well, with charger, $500 obo. Call (250)723-4449, Pt. Alberni.

VICTORIA 2 BDRM CONDO 1380 sq ft. Quiet 55+ bldg near Hillside Mall & Jubilee Hospital. No-step entry. $203,000. Call Claire 1-250858-6775.

FOR SALE BY OWNER 29â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 5TH WHEEL on RV Pad in Qualicum. Close to ocean/river & nature trails.Incl.81 Datsun ZX, workshop/storage shed & fenced yard. Asking $25,500. incl 2 slide outs 250-240-0411. COURTENAY-E RANCHER for sale 1800sqft, custom built, 3 bdrm & den, nice yard. R.V parking. F.M.I 250-338-5962

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS VIOLIN/FIDDLE â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bartoliâ&#x20AC;? w/bow & hard case. Beautiful cond; sounds great. Some instructional music plus music stand. $1,800. (250)585-4009. YAMAHA P-155 Digital Piano. Quality 88 key electronic piano with weighted keys. New $1200. Sell for $450. Includes stand, portable bench, travel case. Call 250-248-9815

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

Honest Hourly Rate. Bark mulch, landscape soils, driveway blue chip, gravel, car and equipment moves, lot clean up. Will do light bobcat and excavator work. General clean up. Carey in Bowser Tel: 250-757-2089 Cel: 250-951-4861

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QUALICUM BEACH 2bdrm, 1bath, 1010sq.ft. condo. living & dining room, kitchen, 1 balcony, elevator. Strata $258, elec. incl. $95,000. Qualicum Place. #206-130 Sunningdale Rd. E. 250-594-5755

MUST SEE to appreciate, well made Chesterfield and chair, quiet forest green, $475. Round coffee table 36â&#x20AC;? across, solid wood, nice tip legs, $140. (250)586-8922.

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Generac back-up power Generator Propane or natural gas. Auto-detects power outage and switches to backup power. Whole home and business, essential circuits only or Off Grid battery bank charger. Never go cold again! 1-250-585-8987

DESIRABLE CEDAR- 1920 sq ft 4 bdrm 2 bath on just under 1/3 acre. Fireplace, woodstove, dbl paved driveway, carport, shop, vinyl deck with roof, garden shed, wood shed. Quiet street close to schools, shops, restaurants, bus. $324,900. 250-722-2032. www.ownersale.info

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REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

FOR SALE BY OWNER

APARTMENT/CONDO

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

RECREATION

AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS

SPORTS & IMPORTS

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

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. Reduced for quick sale $349,000. Call 250-591-7800 agents welcome. Open House: Nov. 2nd and Nov. 3rd. (Sat & Sun) 2-4pm.

HEREâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S YOUR HOME BASED BUSINESS w/2.5 car garage & separate driveway in downtown Parksville. Includes fully remodelled 3 bdrm home with legal 1 bdrm suite ($750/mo) & great tenant who wants to stay. Garden & shed, small studio and exceptional landscaping, separate driveway can park RVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s etc. $352,500. (250) 954-0227.

1bdrm $450 NS/NP.

QUALICUM- COZY, clean 2bdrm suite in duplex, minutes from Qualicum Beach. Country setting, N/P. $750/mo. utils not included. Avail now. Call (250)752-6098, (250)954-8847

Call 1-250-594-3004

MOBILE HOMES & PADS

BEACH CLUB Residencesluxury 1 bdrm condo w/lots of amenities, pool, sauna, fitness rm. Long term lease required. Avail Nov 1 or 15. $1000/mo. Call 250-951-1073.

3 BDRM mobile, nestled in the treeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 1000 sqft, 2 mins from Parksville. W/D, no dogs, no parties. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. $750. Avail now. Call 250-951-9886.

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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. PARKSVILLE 1 bdrm & den apt. in quiet bldg. Hot water, parking, & storage incl. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s req. Avail Nov 1 $735 p/m. Call 250-248-5431. PARKSVILLE: 930 sq.ft. ground level 2 bdrm condo. Insuite laundry, H/W floors, W/D, D/W, gas F/P, parking, NS/NP. Avail. Nov. 1. $900/mo. Lease, refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. 250-947-5151. PARKSVILLE, NEW 2Bdrm upper floor apt. 1000 sq.ft, partial ocean view,5 appls, w/d, hardwood floors, lrg kitchen, sundeck. NS/NP. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, $875 mo. Call (250)248-3850 Fairdown Rd. & Hwy 4a area.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL NORTH NANAIMO- 107 Harpooner Place (off McGirr) 2100sq ft, 4 bdrm, 3 bath, ocean mtn views, cul-de-sac, close to schools, lrg fenced yrd, new kitchen & roof, beautiful deck, lot size 7600sqft. $389,000. (250)756-6125. QUALICUM BEACH half acre lot rural setting on no thru road between QB & Parksville, minutes to Hwy 19 & 19A. Level easy build with room for extra family, storage & big toys. Asking $174,000 (no gst/hst). Call 250-248-1044.

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS HISTORIC

LADYSMITH

Quality manufactured home. Easy living at less than $1,000 per month. Hardiplank exterior. Fridge, stove & dishwasher incl. Pets allowed. Only 45 min. from Victoria & 15 min from Nanaimo. Near transit, community centre, pool & town. Quiet adult community,. $119,900. Call 250-246-0637

LANTZVILLE MOBILE home, dble wide w/upgrades, on lrg lot. 2bdrm, 2bath, W/D, F/S. Kids & pets OK on approval. $70,000 firm. No Agents Please! (250)816-0102

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 ERRINGTON BY the Falls: Bachelor cabin with loft sleeping space, $750/mo. inclds laundry, hydro, internet. Avail now. NS/NP (250)951-9621. ONE bedroom Cottage. $800/mo. Utilities not included, except water. N/P. Kind, Quiet person. Move in ready, call 250-240-8448.

PARKSVILLE: LUXURY all seasons cottage. Indoor pool, hottub. Fully furn, 3 bdrm, 2 bath beside Rathtrevor Beach. 250-334-9443, 250-792-0174

HOMES FOR RENT $900. House for rent Cute 2 bed, 1 bath home for rent available for November 1st 2013. This rancher has been newly renovated throughout entire house, comes with fridge, stove, storage shed, nice covered patio and fenced yard. If you would like to have a look please contact Randy at 250-240-7008. Small dogs are acceptable with pet deposit. BEACHCOMBER - 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 2 min. walk to beach, large deck & hot tub, very quiet, secluded yard. N/S, $1200. Available now. Call 250-927-6972. COOMBS, 02 bdrm, bright newly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. 5 appls, f/p, fenced yard. RV parking, pets neg. n/s. 10 min. to PV or QB. $850. + util. Ref reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Call 250-248-6584 GRAFTON AVE- 20 acre farm, 1500sq ft Rancher, 3 bdrms, 2 bath, room for your horse stall included, fenced and crossed fenced, W/D, F/S. Refs reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. $1650+ utils. Call (250)468-2008.

DOWNT0WN PARKSVILLE2 bdrm unit in 4-plex for Nov. NP/NS. Ref reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. $850 iclds hydro. Call (250)752-3425.

PARKSVILLE 3 bdrm, 1.5 baths, lrg family rm, 2 fireplaces,close to downtown N/P N/S $1200. + util. 250-468-5451

PARKSVILLE Duplex. 3 bdrm, 1 bath. Renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d.Close to medical centre/town. Energy eff.Fenced yard. N/S Pets neg.Avail now. 250-248-0966

QUALICUM 2 bdrm + den, nice yard w/workshop.n/p Avail Nov. 1 $1000/mo. Call 250-594-8615

GARAGE SALES

GARAGE SALES

COOMBS 2031 Pierpont Rd. Nov 2 & 3,Sat & Sun (10-2). Gigantic multi family sale.

NANOOSE BAY(Beachcomber). 1432 Marina Way. Nov 2 (9-12). Fishing goods, household items and more.

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MODULAR HOMES BOWSER, 2 bdrm, fire & elect heat. 1200 sq ft. Avail Dec 1 $800. + util. Call 250-757-9824

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

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MOVING SALE-146 Hickey. Fri (10-12)& Sat (9-1). Furniture, infrared sauna, small freezer, tools, radial saw, fishing tackle & 88 20ft. motor home & 8 foot porta boat.

COOMBS: 3 bdrm, lrg. private yard with fire pit, W/D, F/S, N/S, pets on approv., refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. $850/mo, Avail. Nov. 1st, Call 250-248-0412.

PARKSVILLE. 1-BDRM. $875. 1100 sq.ft. Clean, 2-stories, wood stove, study, storage, parking. Absolutely no smoking. Small pet only, less than 10 lbs firm. Call (250)954-0193.

Garage Sales

ENTRANCE OFF Lundine Lane near Johnstone (FrenchCreek). Wine press & crusher, kayak, tools, household items. Nov 3 (10-2).

BOWSER. 3-BDRM Mobile home on acreage in rural setting. Addition with deck & storage. N/S, N/P preferred. Avail Dec. 1st. $650./mo. Call (250)757-9540.

PARKSVILLE- 703 Kasba Circle, Sat, Nov 2, 8-2pm. Workshop liquidation sale! Everything Must Go! PARKSVILLE - Wembley Mall - Flea Market to support SPCA. Collectables, pet supplies, household & electrical items, bedding, gardening including bulbs & plants, golf balls, puzzles, toys, tools, books, CDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, DVDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, VCR, Xmas & much more. Fri. Nov 1 (9-7). Sat. Nov 2 (9-4).

QUALICUM- 3 BDRM, 2 bath, fully furnished, self-contained, quiet, priv yrd, 1/2 block to beach. Pets upon approval, N/S. Includes hydro, cable, gardener. $1500/mo. Call (250)752-5971. QUALICUM BEACH- 3 bdrm home centrally located, ocean view, F/S, W/D. Avail Dec 1. $1000. 250-954-1521evenings

RENT YOUR HOME! Owner & Tenant Management Services Nanoose to Bowser View current rentals On our website: www.remax-ďŹ rst-bc.ca 250-248-1071 1-888-243-1071 propmgmt@remax-ďŹ rstbc.ca

RV RESORT ON THE LAKE

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

AUTO FINANCING 1990 MERCEDES-BENZ 300E, Red/Cream Leather, 3L, 6CYL, Gas, Superb Condition $7500. Call 752-5573, Craig.

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37â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 1999 Mountain Aire Motor home, dinning room slide. Great for snowbirds heading south. $33,500. Call (250)7520742.

TRUCKS & VANS

RV PADS PARKSVILLE AREA- Spacious RV site in the woods. $440/mo utils incldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Call (250)927-5623. RVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SET up on pads starting$400. Cable & inter-net incld. Rent or Rent to Own. 5 mins to Parksville. (250)954-1355.

2000 BMW 741i Sedan - silver, fully loaded, good condition (like new in & out) next to new extra set of rims & tires (Michelin â&#x20AC;&#x153;Xâ&#x20AC;? Ice Radials) on BMW alloy rims, $10,000. Call (250) 821-9092.

CARS

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Genesis is boxing and a lot more Back from an illness, Rick Rae is eager to keep the ‘club with a conscience’ active JAMES CL ARKE sports@pqbnews.com

Rick’s back, and metaphorically speaking, the gloves are off. “It’s going to be a big year for us God willing. It’s going to be a make or break year,” the dedicated preacher of physical fitness that packs a punch surmised recently. Genesis Boxing & Fitness is heading into its fourth year, and ‘the pastor’ Ric Rae (as non-denominational as they come) is just a guy with a dream and proven insight into the benefits of boxing, is on the rebound from a serious bought of illness and chemo that had him pretty much on the sidelines for most of last year.  Fast forward to today and Rae is on the rebound and back at it, busy as ever at  Genesis, which has everything one could possibly need to get in shape. “Oh yeah,” he chuckled, sounding earnestly stoked about being back.  “We’ve got everything here. We just got a bunch of new stuff, weight room facility equipment, and we just built a TRX system.” Back helping the people that come though his door, he’s grateful for the help of family and staff for keeping Genesis on course. “A lot of old boxers back last night,” Rae said this week. “With my health getting better and some commitment from

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the boxers, I’d like to put a show on (a charity sparring event) of some kind soon.” But Genesis is about a lot more than boxing. With the year end books just completed Rae said Genesis, dubbed the club with a social conscious, has donated $30,000 worth of free memberships and free training classes, while also donating truck loads, thousands of pounds, of non-perishable goods to the Parksville food bank, and another $6-7,000 to the local MS chapter.

“Yes we have a small competitive boxing team that does quite well when they’re out there, but we’re also using boxing as the pulpit for work ethics for kids, and we also use it for stress release for adults. Hitting things is a powerful way to de-stress,” he said, adding “there’s a lot of people coming in for self defence, and I’m  getting feedback from parents that other sports, their kids aren’t getting a workout out of the deal, so they’re bringing them here.”  “We still have people calling

in saying ‘yeah, but I don’t want my kid getting punched in the face, or I don’t want my kid in competitive   boxing, and I tell them all the same thing, that it’s so much more than boxing here, and that’s the side I really want to get out there.” To that end, Genesis offers a broad range of programs. Cardio, strength training, cross-training — the benefits of boxercise have made believers out of a lot of people. Special needs groups have been taking advantage of Rae’s

gym and expertise for years.  Rae was working with a group of women the day The NEWS stopped by, and feedback was easy to come by. “It’s a great outlet for stress,” confirmed Diane Koch from Nanoose  Bay. The  mother of two has been going to Genesis for two years — her youngest son, almost 17, is a member of the club as well “and he loves it.” “It keeps my kid active and busy because I don’t think the PE program in school actually does enough for them; it keeps his mind strong and keeps him out of trouble, keeps him off the street. “We’re here six days a week” she said of her boxing buddy pointing out they do boxercise three days a week “and we work out the other three days a week.” Like a number of parents, she times her workouts for when her son is boxing. Boxercise she said “is such a great cardio workout. It takes a lot of strength and endurance, a lot of mindset and determination to actually stick with it. I think there’s a lot of people that come and go just because they think it’s too hard, but it’s really not. Once you get into it you go at your own pace. When we started out it was really hard, and it’s still difficult because we’re breathing hard at the end of it, but it’s just a great all-round workout.” See empowering, page A34

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“Our D is done. We’re very happy with the depth of our defence, now we just have to bring a little bit more oomph up front.” This week’s announcement from the Save-On-Foods Oceanside Generals’ GM Lou Gravel that the local VIJHL club welcomes another two new players, brings the running tally to eight — five of those blueliners. For one of them it will be  trial by fire this weekend as he takes to the ice looking to help his new team, which has one win in their last 11 games. The 2-15-1 Generals are down Island Friday to tangle with the 7-7-2 Peninsula Panthers, and return home to face their arch rivals the 14-2 Nanaimo Buccaneers in Parksville Saturday (7:30 p.m. puck drop).

On Tuesday the Generals signed Campbell River D-man Tristan DeSwardt, in a deal that sent forward Dom Kolbeins to the KIJHL Sicamous Eagles. DeSwardt will not be in the lineup (upper body injury), but big power forward Gregory Johnson, 18, a 6’’2’, 215 lb left wing, left shot from Alaska due to arrive in town today, will be. A late cut of the WHL’s Prince George Cougars, “he’s a big tough kid. He plays physical, he’s got some experience in the WHL and the AHL, and he brings us some respectability up from physically,” said Gravel.  In other news, forward  Ethan Larson was traded for futures to the KIJHL Princeton Posse as part of a three way deal with Campbell River.  In the meantime, through it all, the

Generals’ homegrown captain, Travis Flug, 19, has kept his foot on the gas. Leading the hometown squad by example every game and on course for a career year offensively with a team-leading seven goals and 12 assists for 19 points in 18 games. So is there more jump in his step now that all the reinforcements are rolling in? “Definitely — having more guys out there, it creates a bigger family,” Flug said after last Saturday’s 2-0 loss to the Saanich Braves. “We have to work every single week to make the lineup. I mean that’s really important, everyone’s given ‘er in practice because they wanna crack that lineup for the weekend, and without that you don’t have that same effort, so I think it’s going to be good having these guys here and looking forward to the rest of the

season. “It’s definitely going to feel good to get the ball rolling here,” he said easily when asked about the win drought, “but I mean the new coaching staff, the new faces, it’s hard, but it’s going to come, we’re getting the losses over with.” “I’m having fun,” he said when asked if he’s still enjoying coming to the rink. “We’ve got a good group of guys here and I mean playing with 16-year-old Brodie Smith there, we’ve been good friends for a long time and it’s great, he’s kind of making us (better on offence).” The 5’11” 215 pounder said the mood in the dressing room “is good.  We gotta definitely stay positive here, I mean in a league where basically every team makes the playoffs, we just have to get a few wins and we’ll be right back in it.”


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Lynne Farrell from Parksville agrees. Her youngest used to be into boxing and got her going over two years ago. “It’s been huge for me,” she said. “I’ve lost over 40 pounds and still working at that. “ “It’s a highlight of my day, definitely. I look forward to coming in and releasing the stress of the day, and even though you’re tired, exhausted, some days dragging your butt out of here, it feels good. It feels really good. And there’s definitely a connection with the girls in boxercise, we do things together outside the gym as well.” Farrell, Koch, and company have tackled the Mud Sweat and Tears event and last year they did The Amazing Race in Nanaimo together. “We loved it. We look at those as rewards for all the hard work that we’ve been putting in here, to be able to complete something like that and love it, it’s really empowering,” said Koch. Farrell confirmed it is a club with a social conscience. “For sure. There’s a few different highlighted causes that the gym promotes and that we all support, that being the local MS Society, the food bank number one I think, and the SPCA, and yeah we’re all eager to help at any level.” Tangible help for a community at large they point out. “And everybody is welcomed with open arms,” Farrell added.  “You know (how) you come in and you feel a bit out of place because you don’t know what you’re doing, you’ve never done this, and all of the girls are instantly around you to help you and get you through it with Rick. “He’s awesome, he really is.” Asked her take on Rae and his club, Lisa Cla-

son, Parksville Salvation Army community services coordinator, was quick to give credit where due. “He’s constantly donating food. He’s always had Rubbermaid bins in his waiting room, he just keeps collecting more and more food and we go in regularly to pick it up. He keeps phoning in and increasing how many bins he has,” she chuckled explaining how he started with two, “then he asked for three and now he’s up to four bins because he has so many people that bring in food at his request, and he’s always a pleasure to deal with as well.” Clason, who has been with the local Sally Ann for 17 years, said the Genesis bins really make a difference. “Because it’s not just what is donated through him, which is a lot, but those that are putting their stuff in the bins become aware that we’re in need too, so then they donate on their own levels as well, so he’s creating awareness for us as well, of the need that’s in Parksville.” Worth noting she said “is that even during his sickness he was still caring about the people in the community. The bins were still there, they were still collecting food for us.” “Oh definitely,” she answered when asked if Genesis does indeed have a social conscience. “You can tell that people that join Genesis become part of a family, they’re not just members of a club, and we’re included in that, which is pretty cool. “The camaraderie and the friendliness of the people here is what blows me away,” surmised the good reverend Rae. “And we want the whole community to be part of the family here. Everyone, and I mean everyone, is welcome here.”

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Ballenas’ varsity football team clinched a playoff spot last Saturday in North Van with a 48-13 win over the Argyle Pipers. And while it was a big win for the blue and white, head coach Jeremy Conn still voiced some concerns. “On  defence  we had too many mistakes and blown assignments,” he said. “We have to play better than that if we are going to be successful in the playoffs.” The win lifts the senior team to 3-2, tied with the Windsor Dukes for third place in the seven-team Western Conference. Leading the way for the Whalers was tailback Thomas Franks, who piled up 158 yards and two TDs on the ground on 11 carries. Fullback Coltin Laplante also had two running touchdowns. Quarterback Garrin McDonnell threw three big TD strikes to receiver Scott Childs — hitting his favourite target on plays of 80, 32 and 65 yards. Childs finished with three catches for 177 yards. Childs was also a ball hawk on defence, intercepting three Argyle passes and returning one 35 yards for another touchdown.

Leading the tacklers was linebacker Josh Bouchard who had nine tackles, and Laplante chipped in with six.   “I was very happy with our offence again,” said Conn, “and Argyle was able to make some good plays on offence and are to be commended for finishing the season strong.”   GAME ON: The Whalers will be looking to improve their playoff positioning on Saturday when they host the 4-1 Carson Graham Eagles in their final home game of the season.   A Western Conference clash for playoff seeding, the game is sure to be a battle. “I’m not sure how it (will) all work out, but right now we need to focus on fixing our mistakes and then we will look at taking on Carson,” said Conn. “They are a very good team and we are the underdogs for sure.” Kickoff is 1 p.m. THINGS DIDN’T GO  quite so well for the JV Whalers who were blasted 45-0 at home by the powerhouse Mt. Doug Rams from Victoria last Wednesday. The JV Whalers, 2-1  in conference play, take to the field for their final home game of the season on Thursday when they host the 0-3 NDSS Islanders. Kickoff is 3 p.m.

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TOTALLY RENOVATED! This 1,886 sqft 4 bed 2 bath home has a fully self contained in-law suite, 2 brand new Kitchens w/granite counter tops, SS appliance package, washer/dryer, laminate flooring through out, all electrical and plumbing fixtures, paint, trim, doors, hardware, window coverings, garage door, huge fully fenced back yard, completely landscaped, newer roof and thermal pane windows, tons of parking with private entrance around the back and so much more! This home is the last home on the no through road. Most completely renovated home in it’s price range in all of Parksville, once you see it you will agree!

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Saturday, Nov. 2 • 1-4pm Winding paved driveway takes you to this 5 acre completely private acreage with large custom built home. Manicured lawns and gardens surround this beautiful main level entry home with walk-out basement. Offering 3000 square feet of living space along with the flexibility of using the lower level for inlaws or extended family members. RV Parking and space for all your toys with the overheight 33’ x 24’ garage. On this property, there are 2 nature trails, fruit trees, chicken coop and plenty of gardening beds. Only 10 minutes to shopping in Nanaimo or Parksville!

Sprawling 1800 square foot custom built rancher on 1/3 of an acre with attached 1 bedroom and den self-contained suite. Spacious living area designed with a “great room” concept. Country kitchen with an abundance of oak cabinetry and eating island, formal dining room with patio doors to covered sunroom area. Vaulted ceilings and woodstove in living room, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and attached double car garage. Self-contained suite has own entrance and is private from the main house.

Fabulous location close to schools and shopping, this 3 bedroom 2 bath rancher has so much to offer. The formal living room has vaulted cedar ceilings giving you that warmth, with an added feature of the brick surround wood fireplace. The kitchen has a large island and is adjacent to the eating nook and cozy family room with a wood stove for extra heating. The master bedroom is large enough for the grand bedroom suite and has a deluxe ensuite with double sinks, large soaker tub, and heated slate floors. The yard is fully fenced with nice southern exposure.

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Walk on waterfront! This spectacular waterfront patio home has the most amazing views from almost every room! The heated sunroom offers beautiful views toward the ocean with an abundance of sunshine all day long. The rooms are all very spacious inside and the master bedroom offers a deluxe ensuite bathroom with jetted tub and triple sided mirrors around the double sink area. The second bedroom and bathroom also has a mini kitchen so it can be locked off as a separate suite.

Cute and cozy character home right in the heart of town. This 2 bedroom home has laminate and tile flooring throughout, woodstove in the living room and the patio doors from the eating nook takes you out to a large sundeck. Private fully fenced .23 acre property which is well treed and feels like you are out in the country. The detached 432 square foot workshop with woodstove could also be used as an extra bonus room or possibly for your home-based business.

SOLD Wonderful property for gardeners, kids, pets & parking your RV. This bright and cheerful 3 bedroom 2 bath rancher has an open plan that you will notice as soon as you enter the front door. Offering a new roof, 2 skylights, gas fireplace in the living room, covered patio off the back dining area, and the location is quiet and peaceful. This is a delightful home that must be seen.


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Address 220 McVickers St., Parksville- Stone’s Throw 210-440 Schley Place, Qualicum Beach 38-120 Finholm St., Parksville 860 Crocus Corner, Parksville 400 Rosewood Close, Parksville 1975 Morello Road, Nanoose Bay 1381 Cape Cod Dr., Parksville 880 Lakes Blvd., Parksville 709 Humphrey Rd., Parksville 10-631 Blenkin Ave., Parksville 1307 Oceanside Dr., Qualicum Beach 940 Wally’s Way, French Creek 500 Corfield St., Parksville - Creekside 1000 Cantebury Place, Qualicum Beach 4268 Wildwood Rd., Bowser 4245 Wildwood Rd., Bowser 1940 Morello, Nanoose Bay 3627 Elginwood Place, Fairwinds 878 Lakes Blvd., French Creek 1204 Lee Rd., French Creek

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1759 Martini $289,000

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How to get approved for a mortgage No matter how many affordable homes are available, if a buyer cannot get approved for a mortgage, then his or her chances of owning a home are slim. In the wake of a tumultuous economy, many lenders tightened restrictions on mortgage lending. And even though the economy has rebounded, many lenders have continued to follow strict guidelines before lending money. In order to secure a mortgage with a good interest rate, buyers must take control of their financial situations and fix problems that could lead to loan rejection. Many things can impact a mortgage application. Here are the ways to overcome liabilities and improve your standing with prospective lenders. * Know your credit rating. Your credit rating is a score that lenders rely on when deciding whether or not to approve your mortgage application. The higher the credit rating, the more attractive you look to prospective lenders. But the lower your score is, the more difficulty you will have getting a loan. Should you get a loan with a low score, you may have to pay a higher interest rate than someone with better credit. Prior to making any big financial decisions, such as applying for a mortgage, it is vital to find out your credit score. * Once you know your score, you can take steps to address any issues on the report. Pay down revolving consumer debts, such as credit card balances and auto loans. Report any errors on your credit report so they can be adjusted. Pay bills on time and address any notices of collections before they make it onto your

permanent record. If you will be applying for a loan soon, avoid opening any other credit accounts for the time being. * Maintain steady employment. Having a job is often vital to getting a mortgage. Lenders tend to look for long-term financial stability, which is best illustrated by maintaining steady employment. Jumping from job to job may be a red flag to lenders, so it’s better to make a switch after you have been approved for a loan. * Save, save, save. Having more money in the bank lowers your loan-to-value ratio, or LTV. This will make you appear less risky to lenders. Individuals who have saved for a considerable down payment on a home are also seen in a better light. * Make sure you have a credit history. Some people are too cautious with their credit and think closing accounts or avoiding credit entirely will make them more attractive to lenders. But this can backfire. Lenders will want to see a strong credit history that indicates your ability to pay your debts on time. * Get a cosigner. If you are uncertain about your ability to secure a loan on your own, then consider a cosigner to make you more attractive to prospective lenders. The cosigner helps guarantee the lender that your mortgage payments will be made. People looking to buy a home in the near future must make themselves attractive to mortgage lenders, many of whom are still reluctant to approve loans for candidates without strong financial backgrounds. This article was prepared by the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board- “An Association of Realtors”, for the information and benefit of consumers.

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Serving the Mobile Customer As consumers begin to move rapidly from PC and regular phones to smartphones, they increase their expectation that everything (especially information) be portable. According to CTIA’s semi-annual wireless industry survey, 90% of Canadian consumers own cell phones - 98% of which are SMS-enabled (Smart Message Service). What is a mobile site and how does this technology work? Mobile sites are designed for the small screen, with the needs of mobile users in mind. A mobile-friendly site will display its content on smartphones across all platforms (iPhones and Androids). In most cases this information is delivered to the end-user by means of a short code. The short codes replaces the traditional mobile phone number is is normally a 5 to 6 digit numerica code (e.g. 71441) Unlike QR (Quick Read) codes the smart phone users don’t have to

download an app this is required to read the code.

Smart Mobile Marketing is purely SMS based- a user simply texts a keyword (e.g. MLS219) to a short code and within seconds the requested information is being displayed on the smart phone.

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• 1/4 ownership, 12 weeks of usage, enjoy yourself or place in rental pool • • Full kitchen w/ granite counter tops, gas • fireplace in main lvg area • Full services, spa, fine dining, pool, hot tub & owners lounge

• Best location at the end of the park beside a lovely treed area & is very private 2 bdrms, 2 full baths, soaker tub, open floor plan, vaulted ceiling, oak cabinets 18’ x 11’, private, covered sundeck, 12’x 8’ shed for garden tools or bikes • Located in a lovely park where you are allowed to have pets & children

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1308 LEEWARD WAY

$299,900

• Immaculate rancher situated within the Eaglecrest Golf Course • Home is light & bright throughout & has a very nice floor plan • Jacuzzi in the master ensuite, patio pre wired for hot tub • Insulated double garage door, easy care landscaping w/ sprinkler system • A short walk to a sandy beach, 5 minute drive to downtown Qualicum

3029 RAYMUR PLACE

$489,000

• Wow Ocean views! plus NEW 3 bedroom suite, Mortgage helper • Over 3000 sq. ft. 5-6 bedrooms. B+B potential, share w/family or friends • Well built (2002) home on .50 acre landscaped lot • In ground irrigation, lots of RV or boat parking • So much to offer with versatility and value

• Bright & cozy, 5 bedroom, 1040 sq. ft., lakefront home on Horne Lake

• Fitness center, indoor pool, hot tub, steam room & workout gym

• Cozy 2 bedroom rancher, w/room to add on sits on almost 1 acre • Large living room features a faux stone fireplace w/ efficient wood insert • Hardwood flooring, large window & sliding patio doors to the deck. • Detached workshop/storage building & separate cabin/ workshop w/loft • Very private, beautiful property bordering Nanoose Creek

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1490 SUNRISE DRIVE

• Revel in luxury & enjoy resort-style living year round • 9-ft ceilings, wood flooring, s/s appliances, granite counter tops, gas fireplace

$369,000

• Well built 3 bedroom home in the waterfront development of “Seascape” • 2700 sqft home offers 2000 sqft of finished space + 700 sqft to finish • Open concept design w/vaulted ceiling, is filled with natural light • Slate floors in bathrm, hardwood & heat pump for efficient heating/cooling • Spacious w/huge 75 inch by 38 inch granite island & large walk in pantry

6-4320 GARROD ROAD

$599,000

• OCEAN FRONT AT ITS BEST ! Panoramic ocean view • High quality construction(2006) excellent condition • Clear views over Georgia Strait, Denman and Hornby Islands • Over 2000 sq. ft. of elegance and relaxation • Full furniture package available • Best value in waterfront, period

$393,000

• Sit on the deck of your cottage overlooking the tranquil setting of a pristine lake • 9500 sq. ft., gentle sloping lot that leads to a large beach & lovely lake frontage • Perfect for a 2 family purchase as the home can sleep many people comfortably • Sandy beach and a dock for your boat. IMAGINE

$487,000

• 1725 sq. ft rancher backing onto the Eaglecrest Golf Course • White kitchen w/loads of cabinetry, living rm w/bay window • Family rm w/gas fireplace & brick hearth, eating area, 3 bedrms • Off family room is 21’ x 14’ private, sunny, partially covered patio • Yard is a gardeners dream, fully fenced & artfully landscaped

• Spacious, updated, 4 Bedroom, 4 bath, 2256 sq. ft rancher • Updates: windows, addition, plumbing, wood stove, etc • South facing back yard w/large patio, fruit trees RV parking • There is a 34’ x 24’ shop w/full mezzanine and 11’ ceilings • Triple carport perfect for over height vehicles & a double garage

1387 WARD ROAD

6079 ISLAND HIGHWAY

$619,500

• 5.86 beautiful acres with lovely fence pasture area • 2 large homes, mobile home and carriage home • Includes a 20’ x 22’ shop with large storage area • There is also a 16’ x 16’ detached garage • Great investment property or for extended family

$699,000

• RARE OPPORTUNITY HERE! UNIQUE PROPERTY! • Over .50 acres of ocean front , commercial zoning • Classic 3 bedroom home with basement in great condition • 1000 sq. ft shop and garage • Live, build a business or just relax and enjoy the spectacular waterfront setting • Many opportunities with this beautiful property w/ fantastic location

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