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Mayor Teunis Westbroek enthusiastically threw his support behind the new fire hall project Monday night. Reading from a prepared statement at a town council meeting, Westbroek cleared the air regarding his support. He has supported it for years, he said, but he has made comments in the past few months that could have led some to believe he was questioning both the need and timing for the building, which could cost as much as $5.8 million. “This plan is a good one,” said Westbroek, who had a heated exchange with Coun. Mary Brouilette earlier in the meeting when the councillor raised comments by the mayor made at the Nov. 4 council meeting about the number of recent calls to which the fire department had responded (three in all of October). “The feeling of safety is important. I see this as an insurance policy for the whole town.” See FUNDS FOR ROUNDABOUT, page A31

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THAT’S A LOT OF FOOD: Firefighters in Qualicum Beach (seen here), Parksville, and Dashwood all beat last year’s totals for food collection during this year’s annual Food Drive for the Salvation Army on the weekend. Parksville Fire Hall beat its all time record of 23,000 pounds of food by 235 pounds, while also collecting $4,537. Qualicum Beach fire hall beat last year’s numbers, collecting 14,696 pounds of food and $2,512. Dashwood doubled last year’s numbers with 2,352 pounds of food and $670. In total that is 40,283 pounds of food and $7,719 for the Salvation Army. Quality Foods donated all the bags, which were distributed in The NEWS free of charge, for the effort.

Local Rotary Clubs are stepping up to help people in The Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan. With more than 3,600 people killed and as many as 600,000 people left homeless by the strongest storm in history, rescue and aid efforts are gearing up around the world. “The Rotary Club of Parksville AM have decided to help by sending 10 Shelter Boxes to help support relief efforts,” said PR committee member Robert Cummings. The $750 Family Survival Packs come in a large wheeled, water proof container and include a complete set of emergency supplies including a UN complaint, seven person dome tent, tools, a stove, kitchen supplies, blankets, rope and a school set.

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stArtInG Point Arts council looks to fill the MAC

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The MAC is open for business. That’s the message the from interim board member Dave Klinger of the Oceanside Community Arts Council, at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville. An official interim board will be elected on November 25, but the current group has already started actively pursuing people and groups in the community to collaborate with the OCAC and rent space at the McMillan Arts Centre (the MAC). “We’ve got a beautiful space here so lets use it,” Klinger said. We’d like to see this place open from nine in the morning to nine at night with groups and all weekend, including churches — we’ve got a pulpit too.” Klinger said the new interim board may look at dividing the umbrella organization, the OCAC, from the MAC and create separate committees. Visual arts exhibitions and series like the MACoustic Folk night and Stories for the Telling will continue to be hosted at the MAC. The only thing that has been cancelled is the newly started pub night, Klinger said. Coun. Mark Lefebvre, the city’s liasion to the MAC, said Wednesday: “If the plan is to keep the building they are going to need a significant source of on-going funding . . . that’s a money pit.” Klinger said last week there had already been 10 people putting their names in to run for the interim board, when only seven are needed. That means an election will take place on November 25 at 7 p.m. at the MAC, where members can vote, and where new memberships will be sold at the door.

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Searching for fairness Parksville will pay $11,000 more a year, while Qualicum Beach pays $6,000 more AUREN RUVINSKY writer@pqbnews.com

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The Regional District of Nanaimo is shifting its funding formula for recreational facilities to something believed to be more fair. “It’s fundamental fairness,” said Parksville mayor Chris Burger, as that city’s council discussed their support for the change. The change will affect the Oceanside Place arena and Ravensong Aquatic Centre and will shift from a purely assessment-based division of funding by different municipalities and RDN areas to a formula based on 50 per cent assessed property value and 50 per cent facility usage. The change will mean that areas jurisdic-

tions where people use the facilities more will pay slightly more, while the others will pay less. Electoral area H, including residents as far from the facilities as Deep Bay, would pay an estimated $20,000 less per year. The amount of funding from Parksville would go up about $11,300, Qualicum Beach would increase about $6,000 and area G (French Creek, Dashwood) would go up $10,500. Area E (Nanoose Bay) would go down $8,000 and area F (Errington, Coombs) would go down $800. The usage rate would be based on an RDN survey and the changes will be phased in over five years. “This is about as fair as you can get,” Burger said. “There was a lot of discussion at the board room table in Nanaimo . . . virtually everyone around the table was in agreement.” Parksville council unanimously supported the RDN request. Qualicum Beach town council did the same Monday night.

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At Pheasant Glen we hope to transform a sand pit into a resort neighbourhood, with 100 Resort Houses, 60 Resort Cabins, a New Club House and Event Pavilion. On November 4th Mayor Teunis Westbroek and Councillor Scott Tanner moved a motion to reject the application.

What would you vote for! $3,500,000 in Development Cost Charges $500,000/year in net new taxes $35 million in construction dollars

Conceptual Rendering “The Clubhouse”

Open Public meeting Monday November 25, 7pm, Qualicum Beach Civic Centre

300,000 hours of construction employment $9,000,000 in wages. Councillors Mary Brouilette, Bill Luchtmeijer and Dave Willie voted to give the project a fair hearing.

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THURSDAY SPOTLIGHT: People, places and issues of the Parksville/Qualicum Beach region GIVING SOME JOY TO CHILDrEN AT CHrISTMAS

A special gift for those in need The annual Toy Drive Breakfast is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 27 at Tigh-Na-Mara Resort — it’s an opportunity to light up a child’s face on Christmas morning with a special gift SUSAN PEDERSON Special to The NEWS

W

hat was the one Christmas gift you dreamed of when you were young? What did it feel like when you found that gift waiting for you under the Christmas tree? For Parksville Mayor Chris Burger, it was a toy poodle he received when he was 12 years old. “It was Christmas Eve, and my parents made me close my eyes. When I opened them, this ball of white fluff came running into my arms,” he says. “That dog was my constant friend until well into my young adulthood.” Peter McCully, publisher of The NEWS, will never forget the day he felt he joined “the big leagues” when he received goalie gloves and a stick. “All the other kids on the street had the Real McCoy; I used a ball glove and a homemade blocker. After that I fit right in with the other kids.” This Christmas, the Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort is asking people in the community: this question: “If As a young child, I was your child was to fascinated by how this receive one gift this machine could be Christmas, what manipulated to create would it be?” It’s images and then magically a god question to make them disappear ask ahead of the fifth annual Toy DAVe GRAHAM Drive Breakfast, which takes place Wednesday, Nov. 27, from 6:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. People in the community are asked to bring that special gift (but no puppies!) to Tigh-Na-Mara to donate to the SOS Caring for Kids at Christmas program. To thank the community for their donation, Tigh Na Mara is offering a free breakfast to anyone who donates a toy. The Toy Drive assists SOS in providing gifts for hundreds of children, whose caregivers are not able to afford a Christmas gift. So it’s ironic

that the first Toy Drive took place five years ago, at a time when the hospitality industry was devastated by the recession. “The whole community was suffering,” says Paul Drummond, general manager of Tigh-Na-Mara. “It was a lot to ask of the community, but they really rallied together and supported it, and have every year since.” Five years later, Drummond still anticipates the Toy Drive with childlike enthusiasm. Drummond himself remembers a highlight of his childhood Christmases involved a new board game, and the whole family would gather around for hours to play. The coveted gift for Island Radio’s morning man Dave Graham was an Etch-A-Sketch. “As a young child, I was fascinated by how this machine could be manipulated to create images and then magically make them disappear. I maintain a fascination with that toy to this day.” Renate Sutherland, executive director with SOS, said she feels grateful that the SOS can create magic for families at Christmas. “I remember one family with a mom and dad, and three kids, and one of our volunteers offered them a new bicycle that someone had donated,” says Sutherland. “The mother couldn’t believe it. And as we were helping to load it into their car, we opened the trunk and could see right through to the ground. The car was held together with rust and prayers, and here these parents were, just trying to create a meaningful Christmas for their kids. The mother told me that her kids would definitely believe in Santa now, because they had already told their kids that there wouldn’t be much under the tree that year.” Every year at SOS, there are hundreds of stories much like this one,

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Terry Edley of Chemainus and young Alexander Johnson help create a gingerbread house at Tigh-Na_Mara resort on Tuesday in anticipation of the Toy Drive Breakfast Nov. 27.

quietly taking place throughout the Christmas season. SOS sets up a Toy Shop with all the toys donated by the community, and parents can chose a gift for their children — perhaps that gift they will never forget. This year, there is a strong need for gifts for youth ages 10-17.

The Toy Drive is co-sponsored and supported by the NEWS, Island Radio and Shaw. If you would like to help create magic for children this year, be sure to drop your gift off at the 5th Annual Tigh-Na-Mara Toy Drive. Santa hats are optional.


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PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AT PHEASANT GLEN GOLF RESORT

‘Confusing’ process continues One councillor wonders aloud if town planner being ‘heavy-handed’ with proponent JOHN HARDING editor@pqbnews.com

The Town of Qualicum Beach needs to make its own decisions about development in the community and pay less attention to the policies and bylaws of the regional district, Coun. Dave Willie said Monday. Willie’s comments came during a town council discussion about a potential development at Pheasant Glen Golf Resort. “This council should decide on things in this community,” said Willie, who is the town’s representative on the Regional District of Nanaimo’s board of directors. The discussion over the Pheasant Glen proposal has grown into a larger debate about growth containment boundaries, 180-day-stay rules and regional growth strategies. At this point, it’s unclear if any of these issues will continue to delay the re-zoning and OCP amendment process Pheasant Glen must complete in order to go ahead with their plan. The Dutton family, owners of

Pheasant Glen, want to build 100 vacation homes, 60 resort cabins, a clubhouse and pavilion on their land adjacent to their championship golf course. The Duttons say the town would receive $3.5 million in development cost charges from the project, along with $500,000 a year in tax revenue.

In my 14 years, it’s probably the most complicated planning framework I’ve seen. What we are doing here isn’t urban or rural — it’s a resort development NIGEL GRAY

Willie said he believes town staff should be more clear with the proponent about what it would favour on the land in question instead of “hiding behind some big bogeyman situation” related to RDN growth strategies and policies. A planning consultant working for Pheasant Glen, Nigel Gray, addressed council and answered their questions at the beginning of the meeting Monday night. There were no decisions for council to make in regards to this development on the

agenda, but there was plenty of discussion about the proposal. Gray agreed there are “confusing” aspects to the process. “In my 14 years, it’s probably the most complicated planning framework I’ve seen,” said Gray. “What we are doing here isn’t urban or rural — it’s a resort development.” Two weeks ago, town planning director Luke Sales recommended council reject the proposal. No decision was made then, as council asked for more information. It received that information Monday, which included a letter from Sales to the proponent explaining that Sales, in his provincial-government-appointed role as approving officer, could refuse to approve a subdivision plan — even if it was approved by council — if he deemed it “against the public interest.” Coun. Bill Luchtmeijer suggested that language from Sales was “heavy-handed” and “could be construed as an underlying threat.” “It’s certainly not a threat,” said Sales. Council and staff will get together with RDN officials in an open meeting at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre Monday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. to discuss issues including the regional growth strategy and the urban containment boundary change procedure.

Health Matters

As if there aren’t enough reasons to be concerned about diabetes, now a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has demonstrated that, specifically, elevated levels of blood sugars are linked to the Darcy development of dementia. Fortunately, reducing Pharmacist blood sugars can be as simple as getting moving. Even as little as a 2-minute walk every hour can make a difference! The costs of diabetes are significant – in terms of health complications and quality of life, public dollars spent on care & research and, now, new numbers showing how much the diabetic individual is “out of pocket.” Findings from the Centres for Disease Control (CDC) show that the average lifetime cost of diabetes is about $85,000. And, this number goes up (as high as $130,000) if you develop diabetes earlier in life. Managing blood sugar levels is the holy grail of diabetes care. Now, in a preliminary trial, a drug related to aspirin has been found to do just that. Salsalate even helped some patients reduce their doses of other diabetic drugs. While promising, the drug was not without side effects – study participants gained weight, had increased LDL (bad) cholesterol and possible kidney issues. More investigation is required – and is already underway! November is Diabetes Awareness Month and our pharmacists are ready to assist you with your diabetes questions. So many factors can influence diabetes management and it’s best to have health care professionals in your corner and ready to help!

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Lighthouse Country has lost one of its brightest lights. The community is in shock after the sudden death of Helen Hallett. The owner of the Sandbar Café in Qualicum Bay died November 19 in hospital after a short but courageous battle with brain cancer. Hallett, who turned 66 last month, was recently diagnosed with a tumor in her brain. She was scheduled for surgery in Victoria but had to be admitted to hospital before her treatment and fell into a coma about a week ago. Her long-time friend Ken Kirkby said it was all very sudden and he is still coming to grips with the loss of Hallett who he said was an extraordinary person. “Not only was she the matriarch of her own family, she became the matriarch of the community,” said Kirkby. Hallet’s commitment to her customers and a number of local causes was unwavering. As the operator of the Sandbar Café, Hallett’s smiling face greeted customers whether it was for an early morning breakfast, lunch or a weekend dinner with live music. Inside the

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ithout a community-dividing referendum or a major tax increase, Qualicum Beach is going to get a new fire hall built to post-disaster standards. This kind of relatively-painless approval process is certainly not a given. And it isn’t a fluke, either. Parksville has gone through failed referenda. Other Island communities, too. However, in about 18 months, up on Rupert Road near the roundabout, Qualicum Beach will have a civic building to be proud of, one that will serve the community for an estimated 50 years. And when (can we say ‘if’ these days?) the big quake hits, this new fire hall will be one of the few buildings in Parksville Qualicum Beach likely to be safe. There remain detractors, but the town is in such an enviable financial position, it’s difficult to argue the timing. Mayor Teunis Westbroek says he has always been in favour of a new hall, and councils he led previous to this one did set in motion the putting aside of tax dollars for the project. But things move very slowly in Qualicum Beach and the project needed to be kicked to the front burner, which it was in the last year by Coun. Dave Willie and others. The price tag of roughly $5.5 million is a moving target, but it’s all in. Sure, the new fire hall in Nanoose Bay was said to cost $3.2 million, but that was a bit deceiving in terms of architect fees, site servicing and other costs that were not included in that price or did not have to be done because the building was going right where the old hall stood. It’s probable the Qualicum Beach project will receive grant monies, which will push the price tag lower, which will mean some other capital projects (read roadwork) will not be pushed aside. And it’s important to take into account the site of the current fire hall and it’s value to the community. It’s a valuable piece of land right in the village and should bring revenue to the town if it is sold, or quality-of-life value to taxpayers if the town retains it. At the very least, some logic will come to the strange network of roadways in that part of the village. We tip our hats to the political leadership and staff of Qualicum Beach for having the both the foresight and the gumption to make good use of tax dollars. — Editorial by John Harding

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Letters QB fire hall costs on shaky ground After a quick visit to the existing Qualicum Beach fire hall I attended the information meeting on November 13 about a new hall. While impressed by the qualifications of the professional architects, civil, mechanical, structural, engineers and the working group, et al, unfortunately I was left with the reality that the “budgeted” amount of $5.8 million will escalate. I heard many comments like: “while there are unknown factors... we might have a problem there... we really don’t know... allowing for... hidden costs... we might be able to get a deal but... we actually don’t know what is underground... and that a contingency of approximately $300,000 has been set aside/included...” This is worrying when they are already making excuses for a rather substantial budget over-run. All projects will have “unknowns” and things that crop up, but do we really need to spend twice what was originally thought to be a budget? I wrote previous that the need was also a question as we had already upgraded to some seismic standard the current hall for $1.5 million and now we are to abandon it. Incidentally, my tour on Nov. 13 noted the existing facility to be in pretty nice shape. So why not just provide an equipment storage building in the new proposed location? In that way should we have a major event as the “experts” predict, our volunteers can respond to the building that is closest to the event and possibly still standing? And as a bonus by spreading the equipment around to say the new “small

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storage building,” the old bus repair facility and the existing hall we gain some elbow room at the existing hall. And further, has anyone noted that if we do have a major earthquake that is capable of knocking down buildings, what about the water lines that burst, roads that are impassable, general power outages and limited access to anything. So let us not put all our eggs in one basket. While there is a great deal of talk about earthquakes and required building codes, seismic upgrades, etc. have we taken into account the oncoming asteroid? AllAn ClArk Qualicum Beach

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Re: Jim Bergot’s letter to the editor of November 5 about wages for town employees. I was actually surprised to read his comments. I am a union worker and have been for 20 years. We all have to start somewhere in our careers. I support paying a decent wage to people because in turn it supports not only our families but also our communities. The cost of living is becoming extreme. The rich are getting richer and the poor, poorer. There is a diminishing middle class in Canada. People are struggling to pay the rents and pay for food for their families. This inequity shouldn’t be allowed in Canada. Canada is one of the richest country in the G8. Our citizens deserve improved wages. Unions in Canada provide security and helps to provide stability for families. Youth unemployment is 30-40 per cent in Canada

— what is this saying for our youth? How can they pay for their education and their dreams when people don’t give them a chance to learn and succeed? If we don’t pay for a decent living wage for our workers we will see a higher turnover in the jobs, less commitment of members, less respect in the work. Income is the biggest health benefit for population health. By paying a decent wages, we are investing in Canadians and our future. TAmmy ronkAinen Nanoose Bay

need more investigative news There are some very serious issues up in the air and yet there has been minimal coverage, anywhere. Both the Trans-Pacific Partnership and CETA are going to have enormous impacts on what happens in Canada. Yet they probably  won’t even get a full review through the legislative chambers. These are corporate interstate agreements to ensure revenues can be sustained and even bolstered by laws governed and judged by non-elected bodies. This is very serious stuff and yet no media coverage, just Rob Ford. It would be great if someone could do some research and write an article on what they really are and what impact they will have on Canada. Our medical costs are going to be going through the roof as we try to comply with these treaties. This is very heady stuff.

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Although I am a resident of Parksville, I make my living working at Pheasant Glen Golf Resort in Qualicum Beach and my daughter goes to school at Kwalikum Secondary. I went to the Qualicum Town Council meeting on Nov. 18 and listened to discussion around schools, school buses and development. It was quite apparent to me that these three things are connected. First, it was noted that the school board is losing money running school buses. Second, was the fact that there are about 2,000 fewer students than capacity. Don’t you think that if we had more students more of them would ride the buses? So where do we get these students? I don’t think they will be moving into town with the retirees? The only way we will get more students is to create more jobs for mom and dad. This is where the development topic comes in. Qualicum Beach currently has an application on the table from Pheasant Glen Golf Resort for a mixed residential and rental cottage community. This project will create jobs now and for many years to come through tourism, hospitality, food and beverage, recreation, home maintenance, etc. Where do you think retirees want to live? Somewhere where they can walk, exercise and somewhere secure if they choose to close their doors and head South of the border four to six months of the year. If retirees move to this type of development, then other residential areas will become available for families to move into, areas where children can play on the streets like they should. Maybe the planning department of Qualicum Beach should look at creating a community from the youth up? Seems like a logical solution for a community that is slowly dying at all ages. Create jobs, life for schools and a place where our retirees can thrive in a secure environment to live and be entertained.

Yes, attendance at a public meeting to discuss the future of District 69 schools was dismal. It was not because of the lack attendees, but because it shows that the public knows with certainty that the B.C. Liberal government will not listen to or respond to the voters. If 300 or 3,000 concerned citizens had shown up offering solutions and demanding that their government resolve the financial crisis that the government was a principal in creating, MLA Michelle Stilwell would have parroted the party line and said no help from government. As all politicians demonstrate, they are not in place to represent the voters who give them office, but the party machine that looks after a narrow minority of friends. Instead of spending a few million on speed radar for highways to maximize road safety, the Liberal government spends billions on highway improvements to promote the needs of developers. Death and destruction never decreases but taxes that should pay for the needs of our children end up in the pockets of the friends who supply the infrastructure and services. The greatest resource possessed by B.C. is the children and youth who will be tomorrow’s problem solvers. Rather than cutting funding to children, this may be the time when all governments use the denial of free ferry passes to seniors as a pivotal point from which the question of giving freebies to seniors without a means test that justifies financial need comes to an end. Children and youth must come before seniors and if one side must lose financial support of services it should never be the next generation. This will not happen because the old vote. I am old and I am a pensioner.  Gladly will I see my services diminish if the savings go to the next generation’s needs.

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Parksville has a new city park. “In my mind it is a park, it has always been a park,” said chief administrative officer Fred Manson when asked for more background after a presentation to council. Mary Beil made the request to council on behalf of the Pioneer Crescent Neighbourhood Residents Association that the Shelly Centre property owned by the city be officially designated as a park. “We were surprised a couple of years ago to realize it was not a park,” she said of the small grassy area around the hall on the corner of Shelly Street and Turner Road. She said there has been some concern that the property might be developed since it is included in an area designated “transitional” be-

tween high density and single family residential in in the new official community plan. Manson said that since the property is owned by the city any development would be at council’s wish, but said all it would take to make it a park would be a council motion. When the city’s works yard was moved from that location to the industrial park around 15 years ago, the move was funded out of the parks budget with the understanding the property would become a park. Director of planning Blane Russell said the property is designated as a mini park in the latest parks plan. Councillor Al Greir asked what kind of park the resident’s group was expecting, adding that he’d support a park as long as it didn’t cost the city money. “It’s not my role this evening to talk about the future of the park,” Beil said adding they would just like to see it formally protected for now. Council unanimously supported a motion to formally designate the property as a park.

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Audi’s road ahead paved with more than good intentions direct injection turbo with 220hp, matched to Cabriolet on the other hand is a more sophistiAudi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system. A sixcated approach thanks to the use of aluminum around the front windshield and trim along the speed automatic is confirmed but the duel-clutch doors and rear quarter panel that make the car S-Tronic transmission might be sold as an option look bigger than it is. in this model. There will be no manual shift and no diesel, which is a shame, as I drove one of Inside Another strength of Audi is interior fit the European versions with this setup and it was and finish and these new products are covered superb. The S3 comes standard with a 300hp in first class materials. The dash has a cenversion of the same 2.0L engine and tre-mounted screen for accessing the duel clutch automatic, and of the easy-to-use computer controller. course, AWD. It’s not as powerful as Unlike the Mercedes CLA, this screen the 355hp Mercedes CLA 45 AMG, can fold into the dash to provide a but I feel it has more usable power. more polished look. Some think the The CLA gets peak horsepower at dash-mounted screens look like an afvery high revs, whereas this new terthought, but this one gets around S3 pulls from very low speeds up this problem. Space is good for such to higher speeds. I experienced this The A3 Cabriolet a compact car. The back seat of the carving the switchback mountain S3 sedan is actually big enough to fit and S3 confirm that roads just above Monaco. Power is adults up to six feet tall and the side good things do come not an issue; I would argue that the windows are much bigger than the S3 is a better everyday car comnew Mercedes CLA, providing a more in small packages pared to the more nervous feeling practical day-to-day sedan. The trunk Zack Spencer AMG competitor. The suspension is is large and the rear seats split and more compliant and the power is a fold for added cargo volume. This is perfect combination of drivability and enthusiasm. true with the Cabriolet but the space is constricted Audi claims a 0-100km/h run will take just 4.9 when the roof is down. The S3 comes with nicely seconds in the S3 and use a combined 6.9L/100km bolstered front seats in contrasting colours, plus (European fuel rating). an optional diamond pattern stitch can be ordered to take the sporty sedan to another level. I found Verdict It is going to be an exciting time to be the seating position very comfortable and outward in the market for an entry-level premium car over visibility is not a problem. The Cabriolet seats are the next year. The A3 Cabriolet and S3 confirm that fitted with a heater that showers the front passengood things do come in small packages. Pricing gers with warm air across their shoulders and neck has not been established for the Cabrio but it for top-down stints. The weather in Monte Carlo was hinted that this model would be roughly the was perfect for the convertible – the sun was same price as the S3, which has been confirmed shining off the Mediterranean, showcasing this car at $44,000, roughly $6,000 cheaper than the CLA of opulence at a more affordable price. AMG. The base A3 sedan will arrive in a few short months with a 1.8L turbo gasoline engine, an Drive The Canadian models have not fully been optional TDI diesel and the same 2.0L turbo found nailed down, as there is still a year to go until the Cabrio and S3 arrive. What is established is in the Cabrio. The S3 really is the sweet spot for the convertible will come with the all-new 2.0L drivers that want to have extra power but with a

very compliant and comfortable ride. The combination of usable trunk space and back seat, simple yet elegant dash, power the driver can use at a lower price than the competition, is something potential buyer might want to wait a year to try first hand. The Lowdown Power: 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder with 220hp or 300hp. Fill-up: 6.9L/100km (combined) Sticker price: $44,000 for S3 zack.spencer@drivewaybc.ca

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Why women can negotiate a better car deal For many people, buying a car His point centres on the is a stressful process. notion that when you know Something worse than going less, you prepare more. to the dentist or for women, a With all the tools out there, Brazilian waxing. Ouch. it’s not as difficult or as It can be a lengthy one too. time-consuming as it has Furthermore, it doesn’t always been in the past. Sites start by going from dealership dedicated to women and to dealership. automobiles are there to The image of In fact, most people have acassist, as well as female car reviews, lifestyle writers, cess to the Internet, so they’re a damsel lost in a mommy bloggers and more. doing their research before- showroom, if it ever He adds that women don’t hand, prior to even leaving actually existed, is shopping around, their home and finding themno longer something mind browsing at various prodselves on a dealer lot, or with salespeople will see.” ucts, taking the information glossy brochures in hand. and then contemplating it. They look at various vehicle – Vijay Jeyapalan. They aren’t always in a hurry reviews, flip through newsAlexandra Straub to buy right then and there. papers (like the one you’re “Many are convinced that reading now) and ask other the forceful tactics men use car owner’s opinions. during negotiations are actually working When they get to the dealership, that’s against them in car buying situations. Men when it becomes real. tend to focus on status and act upon supeYou take the car for a test drive, fall in love riority, which is a poor way of negotiating. with it or walk away from it. “While the man says, ‘Take it or leave it,’ When you find “the one” then comes the the woman might be more collaborative time to sign on the dotted line. and willing to compromise—thus making But before you seal the deal, it’s time to them better negotiators. Listening is the negotiate, unless you’re happy with the key, not aggression and intimidation.” price given. He goes on to say that, “Women underFor women, this can be an even more stand that a common ground is usually the intimidating process. Getting through the dealer’s door is just the first hurdle they feel best platform for a fair negotiation. Empathy plays a large role in that regards. Being they have to overcome. able to view the situation from another perBut for Vijay Jeyapalan, of Unhaggle (www. son’s perspective doesn’t necessarily create unhaggle.com), which helps Canadian car an advantage, but it does allow the person buyers get the best price on their new car to understand why they aren’t getting the by getting dealers to compete to offer the upper hand.” lowest price – he’d argue that women are Statistics show that more women are makbetter negotiators than men; an idea that ing car purchases that ever before. Granted challenges societal norms when it comes to they might not be experts when they walk car buying. in the door, but they generally know what Jeyapalan says, “Before stepping into they want. the showroom or test-driving a vehicle, “The image of a damsel lost in a showmost women are recognized to have done room, if it ever actually existed, is no longer their homework and pre-purchase preparasomething salespeople will see.” tions. This advantage allows them to properly assess what they want upon arrival and alexandra.straub@drivewaybc.ca ask the necessary questions to advance the car buying process.”

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47. Radioactivity unit

1. Leopold’s partner in crime

49. Give a quick reply

5. Black furs

56. Environment

11. Truman’s hometown

58. Gold, quartz or iron

14. Dean residence

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15. Chief Polish port

60. Fellowes’ Masterpiece series

18. Grin

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2. Small integers

28. Small Japanese deer

3. Mild yellow Dutch cheese

29. Denotes past

4. Bolivian savanna

30. Bullfighting maneuver

5. Open air performing for love

32. Deaf signing language

6. No matter what or which

33. Assistance

7. Religious degree

You may be feeling a bit guilty because everything seems to be going well for you at the moment .

1. Box top

CANCER Be careful when dealing with people in positions of power because they are unlikely to be tolerant of criticism.

35. What part of (abbr.)

8. Lower limb

36. Parts per thousand (abbr.)

9. Prefix meaning inside

41. Exclamation of surprise

12. Assail repeatedly 13. Samoyedic (alt. sp.)

44. Moving in a circle

16. Damascus is the capital

46. College army

17. Peeps (Scot.)

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LIBRA

You have higher standards than most people but no one expects you to be perfect. You won’t be able to put a foot wrong today.

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10. Crust covering a wound

ARIES

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42. Extinct European ox

HOROSCOPE

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20. Transaction

37. Prefatory discourse

54. Arbitrageurs

22. Touchdown

38. -frutti

55. Thai language of Khammouane

25. Associated press

40. Biblical Sumerian city 26. An opening between things 43. Criticize harshly

57. Atomic #105

45. 25th state

59. Fleur-de-___

29. Cologne

48. Comedian Carvey

61. The 7th tone

31. Ethiopia (abbr.)

50. A wild disturbance

34. A 24-hour period

51. Pueblo American Indians

36. Kitty sound

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SAGITTARIUS Negative thoughts are counter-productive: the more you worry about something the more likely it is to happen.

CAPRICORN If something goes out of your life don’t try to hold on to it.

AQUARIUS Make an effort to get out and about and meet people.

VIRGO

It’s highly unlikely you will be in a serious mood today and that’s good.

Mars and Jupiter make you unusually decisive, which gives you the edge over those who cannot make up their minds. ANSWER TO CROSSWORD PUZZLE NO. 13C310

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Have you considered diversifying your investment portfolio with private market investments?

No matter what tasks you have to perform over the next 24 hours you will tackle them with gusto.

You have done more than your share of the heavy stuff, both at home and at work.

58. 1st weekday (abbr.)

27. Increasing

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John G Weighill October 26, 1942 ~ November 16, 2013. John is survived by his wife of 44 years Jean (Forbes), his children Cameron (Dorianna & Pietro) and Aggie. In lieu of flowers we ask that donations be made to the Cowichan Bowmen’s Juniors program or a children’s program of your choice. A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday November 24 from 2:00-5:00 pm at the Lake Cowichan Curling Lounge.

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She lived most of her adult life in North Vancouver before moving to Parksville to be near her family. She was predeceased by her first husband Robert Krinks, her son Alan Krinks and her second husband Stanley Kohls. She will always be remembered as a wonderful Mother and “Nana” by her daughter Marilyn (Mike), grandsons Jim (Diana) and Warren, her great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild plus her nieces and their families. The family would like to thank Dr. C. Sulz and the wonderful staff at Trillium Lodge who looked after her in such a caring, compassionate way. There will be no service at her request, but a small family gathering will take place at a later date.

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Julia Thelma Hughes, RobinaKohls (Ruby) McDermid

September 1931 – November 16, 2013 Julia passed 4,peacefully in a lengthy illness with ALS the early hours ofAfter Sunday, Ruby left this world peacefully, November 10th, 2013 at Trillium Lodge in Parksville, with whereRobert she by her side, on November had resided for the last 8 years. 16, 2013. She leaves to mourn her She was born in Vancouver husbandonRobert, in-laws Ken January 19th, 1915. & Ann Hughes of Kilmarnock, Scotland. Gail niece She lived most of her adult life in Brownlee, North Vancouver & husband of Cypress. before moving to Parksville to beBobby near her family. She was a member of the She was predeceased by her firstBeach husband Lawn Robert Qualicum Krinks, her son Alan Krinks and her second husband Bowling Club for 18 years. Stanley Kohls. Extended sincere thanks to VIHA, Home Care, She Care will always a wonderful Home nurses be andremembered occupational as therapists, Dr. C.Mother Biglowand and“Nana” staff, and Rieger. by Dr. herJohn daughter Marilyn (Mike), and Warren, her your great Tograndsons the nursingJim staff(Diana) by the Palliative Care Unit, professional andone caring attitude isgrandchild beyond words. grandchildren, great-great plus her nieces their families. Funeraland Private …. In Lieu of cards or flowers, should you wish recognize by Sulz a donation The family wouldtolike to thankRuby Dr. C. and the to the Palliative CareLodge Unit, Nanaimo, wonderful staff at Trillium who lookedBC after her FOND KISS” in such a caring,“AE compassionate way. There will be no service at her request, but a small family gathering will take place at a later date.

Winnifred Blanche Pertch, née Domoney November 28, 1910 - November 8, 2013.

Just 20 days short of her 103rd birthday, Blanche was called home to be with her Lord and Saviour. Dying peacefully in her sleep, she was predeceased by Michael, her loving husband of 63 years. Born in Chilliwack, she lived most of her life in New Westminster. Blanche loved being “where the action” was. Just before the provincial election of 1952, she joined the Social Credit party and became an active member, but gave up on politics in 1991. That same year she and Mike moved to Qualicum Beach to be near family members. She enjoyed going to church, particularly when they played “the old hymns”. She loved music and picking out tunes by ear on the piano. Keeping in touch with her family and friends was an important part of her life. Gardening was her passion, and even after she lost her eyesight to macular degeneration she could be seen bending down to find the weeds by touch alone. Blanche will be remembered for her laughter, her kindness and generosity of spirit. Her deep faith sustained her throughout her life, and she never felt alone because of it. She is survived by her son Larry (Noella), daughter, Sydney Preston, granddaughter Theresa, grandson, Darren (Karleen) and three great-grandchildren. The family wishes to thank the staff at The Gardens, especially those who appreciated and encouraged her humour and unique character. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 28th at Qualicum Community Baptist Church, 600 Beach Road, at 2 PM.

For those who love, time is not. Missing you today and always.

HOPE (CAMPBELL) RODGER September 18, 1925 - October 24, 2013

After a lengthy struggle with dementia and poor health, Hope’s lively spirit left this world on October 24. The daughter of Scottish immigrants Dave and Susan Campbell, Hope was born in Chemainus on September 18, 1925. She spent her formative years in the Cowichan Valley, moving to Victoria for teacher’s training in 1943. Hope started her lifelong vocation of teaching at Cowichan Station Elementary at the tender age of 19. A marriage to Billy Robinson produced 2 sons, Ian and Glen. When the marriage ended in 1961, Hope and the boys started a new life in northern BC. After teaching stints in Hixon, Prince George, and Taylor Flats, Hope made a final return to Prince George in1965. Hope’s marriage to fellow teacher Lyell Rodger in 1968 anchored their lives together in the north for the next 30 years. Hope and Lyell loved to entertain in their home overlooking the North Nechako River and both were involved in golf at the Prince George Golf and Country Club as well as raising and showing Quarter Horses throughout the Interior. Hope’s love of music and children led her to coach many student choirs including ones from South Fort George Elementary and Quinson Elementary in Prince George. Her work with special needs children filled her heart with joy and she loved them as her own. After retirement in 1987, Lyell and Hope decided to return to Vancouver Island and took up residence in Parksville and membership at Morning Star Golf Course. Hope’s memory will be cherished by her husband of 45 years, Lyell; brothe,r Dave Campbell and sister-in-law Betty; sons, Ian (Margie) Robinson, Glen Robinson; grandson, Sean (Georganne) Robinson; great grandchildren, Lukas, Riley, and Sunshine; special nieces, Barbie and Laura; two nephews, three step children; plus a lifetime of friends. At Hope’s request, there will be no funeral service. A gathering to celebrate her life is planned for next summer. Special thanks to the caring staff of Eagle Park Health Facility in Qualicum Beach. To send a condolence to the family please visit www.yatesfuneral.ca YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

TADEUSZ (TED) JULIAN SOCHA January 8, 1919 – November 13, 2013

Ted passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends. He was comforted by his niece Elizabeth Hyatt and her husband Mike who came from England to share the last weeks of Ted’s life with him. Ted was pre-deceased by his beloved wife, Monica and his only daughter, Lucinda. He will be greatly missed by his extended family in England, Poland, and by his Canadian friends. Ted was born in Maciejowice, Poland. During World War II, he served his country as a Flight Lieutenant flying for the Polish Forces under French command in 1939. When France capitulated in 1940, Ted began flying with the Polish Forces under British command. He was a member of the 315, 317 and 318 Polish Fighter Squadrons. Ted finished has military service in 1949 after 10 years of flying Spitfires, Hurricanes and Austers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa…often with a small dog on his lap called Kim. Ted met Monica in England during the war and they married in 1947. After the war, Ted, Monica and Lucinda immigrated to Ontario. Ted worked at a variety of jobs prior to establishing himself as a research and development engineer. He had a brilliant and creative mind. Ted invented the pressure sensitive labelling system now used widely throughout the world along with many other tools and devices for increasing work efficiency. Ted and Monica retired to Parksville in 1988. In most recent years, Ted was a member of the Stroke Recovery group and a guest member of the local ham radio club. Ted was a survivor…he faced every challenge in life from top to bottom with a conquering spirit. Family and neighbours are very thankful for the loving care provided by his very special care givers over the last 2 years of his life…Vera Chamberland, Marevic Jordan and Cecile Ellen Delos Reyes. A service will be held at the Parksville Fellowship Baptist Church on Friday, November 29, 2013 at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ted’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice. To send a condolence to the family please visit www.yatesfuneral.ca YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.


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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS September 4, 1931 – November 16, 2013 After a lengthy illness with ALS LOST AND FOUND Ruby left this world peacefully, NOTICE TO CREDITORS LOST BLACK Qualiwith Robert by her Lab side,in on AND OTHERS is Hereby Givcum Woods on Nov 11th. 1.5 November 16, 2013. en that Creditors and others, yrs goes by name of Richelle, leaves to black/purple mourn her having claims against the She eslean, wore collar. tate of Gayle Janice ThompCall Robert, 250-240-4633 if found. husband in-laws Ken son, formerly of 371 Dorset & Ann LOST-MOBILE Hughes of Kilmarnock, Road, Qualicum Beach, PHONE- Nov nieceResBCV9K 1H5, Deceased, Scotland. are 7, inGail frontBrownlee, of Gary Bistro hereby required to send &fullhusband taurantBobby in Qualicum Beach. of Cypress. particulars thereof to the unReward Offered! member of the dersigned Executrix at the She ad- was Phonea 250-248-5493 Beach Lawn dress shown below, on or Qualicum beforeBowling December 20, 182013. Club for years. Laurie Thompson, Executrix sincere& Comthanks to VIHA, Home Care, c/o Extended John A. Hossack pany Barristers Solicitors, Home Care and nurses and occupational therapists, Dr. 311C. McKinnon Street, PO and Box Dr. John Rieger. Biglow and staff, 1486, Parksville, BC V9P 2H4, theA.nursing Attn:To John Hossackstaff by the Palliative Care Unit, your professional and caring attitude is beyond words. Funeral Private …. In Lieu of cards or flowers, FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS should you wish to recognizeFAMILY RubyANNOUNCEMENTS by a donation to the Palliative Care Unit, Nanaimo, BC “AE FOND KISS” LEGALS

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with Robert by her side, on Passed away in Nanaimo Regional General November Hospital 16, 2013. She leaves to mourn her three days before his husband Robert, in-laws Ken 98th birthday. Al was & Ann Hughes of Kilmarnock, predeceased by Scotland. his wife Gail Brownlee, niece of sixty years, Wilmah. He Bobby of Cypress. & husband is survived by daughters: She was a member of the Deanna (Jerry Qualicum Didier,) Beach Lawn Lynda Club (Jim forHaylow,) Bowling 18 years.and Janice sincere (Ted thanks Haylow); Extended to VIHA, Home Care, grandchildren: Troy, Home Care nurses andNicole, occupational therapists, Dr. Kim, andand Tanya; C. Biglow staff,as andwell Dr. as John Rieger. five grandchildren: Hunter, Tanner, Ross, To thegreat nursing staff by the Palliative Care Unit, your Jimmy and and Maple. professional caring attitude is beyond words. Funeral Private …. In LieuManitoba of cards and or flowers, Al was born in Winnipeg, moved should you wishinto1937. recognize by a donation to Vancouver He Ruby met and married to the Palliative Unit, Nanaimo, BCthey Wilmah and movedCare to Port Alberni where “AEdaughters. FOND KISS” raised their three Al worked in the logging industry and owned his own company. He later became involved in real estate – developing parcels of land into subdivisions. He was an alderman in Alberni, a member of the Truck Loggers’ Association and very active in the Port Alberni Gyros.

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He thoroughly enjoyed nature, particularly watching the deer, eagles and hummingbirds. Passed away in Nanaimo He loved his poker games Regional General Hospitaland music. three Al was adays family before man and his will be greatly missed 98th birthday. of his Al family. was by all members predeceased by his wife A thankWilmah. you to the of special sixty years, Hehome care workers who dedicatedly cared for Al during the past is survived by daughters: year. Deanna (Jerry Didier,) Lynda (JimService Haylow,) andheld at St Stephen’s A Memorial will be Janice Church, (Ted 150Haylow); United Village Way, in Qualicum grandchildren: Troy, Nicole, 22 at 1:00 p.m. Beach, on Friday, November Kim, and Tanya; as well as In lieu of flowers, donations may be made five great grandchildren: Hunter, Tanner, Ross, to the Cancer Research program, c/o the Jimmy and Maple. Canadian Cancer Society. Al was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and moved Funeral to VancouverFirst in Memorial 1937. He metServices and married Wilmah and moved 250-754-8333 to Port Alberni where they raised their three daughters. Al worked in the logging industry and owned his own company. He later became involved in real estate – developing parcels of land into subdivisions. He was an alderman in Alberni, a member of the Truck Loggers’ Association and very active in the Port Alberni Gyros.

WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK He thoroughly enjoyed nature, particularly watching the deer, eagles and hummingbirds. He loved his poker games and music.

CHILDCARE AVAILABLE

bile foot care nurse. Serving Corp. Member BBB. Nanaimo to Qualicum Beach. 1-877-987-1420 (250)752-7554, (250)741-6970 www.pioneerwest.com 2013 The Beach News Thursday, November 21, 2013, TheParksville ParksvilleQualicum Qualicum Beach News

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Qualicum First Nation ROMANTIC GET AWAY GENERAL LABOURERS Campbell River oceanfront priChild & Family OILCentre & GAS INDUSTRY vate cottage, gas F/P, deck GUARANTEED Job Placement

BOOKKEEPER LIVE-IN sitter for

WANTED, elderly woman with Oversees thedementia. accounting function of the organization. Duties include attending to Does all care data entry and ensures accurate recording and personal needs, 2 days/wk. Email: sdjohannesreporting of financial information. Produces financial statesen@shaw.ca or faxfinancial to: 250ments, analyzes information and provides advice 757-8807. December start.

hot tub, Ourmodern centerkitchen, offerslaungroup daycare for children dry, cable TV, bbq. Bird & aged 30 months to 5 years and a preschool storm watching. www.seasidecottage.com program for children 3-4 years. 1-866-663-1800.

For more information call EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

250-757-9337

LOG SCALERS WANTED Licensed and Qualified. Steady, long-term work available in Campbell River. Please reply to: aretelog services@gmail.com

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ALL CLEAN House Cleaners. Exp. Reliable & Insured. Please Call: 250-668-4642 or email: info@allclean4you.ca Excellent Quality Housecleaning. Hard working, over 10 yrs. exp. Ref’s avail. from Crown Isle Comox. 250-586-3060.

on financial matters. Must be working towards a professional accounting designation such as CGA or CMA and must be TRADES, at level 4 or TECHNICAL more. Must have Three (3) years recent related experience in a fund accounting environment. HEAVY EQUIPMENT Technicians required foriswork in Fortper week and wages will be This position 4 days McMurray. If you are interestwithschedule, experience. edcommensurate in a balanced competitive wages and tobenePlease send resumes council.qualicum@shaw.ca or fax to fits please send your resume to:250-757-9898./ Only shortlisted people will be contacted.

The daycare is open from 8:00am to 5:00pm • Labourers • Tradesmen and preschool program runs • Classfrom 1 Drivers Call 24Hr. Free Recorded 9:00am to 12:00pm. Full-time and part-time Message 1-888-213-2854 spaces are available but space is limited.

INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. SignUp Online! iheschool.com 1-866-399-3853

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hr@gladiatorequipment.com or fax to 1-780-986-7051.

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Christmas Craft Fairs WORK WANTED

EXPERIENCED TILE setter looking for work. Quality work at competitive prices! For a estimate call Brandon: 250618-4073 or email: mrb832@gmail.com

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com

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ALL CLEAN House Cleaners. Exp. Reliable & Insured. Please Call: 250-668-4642 or email: info@allclean4you.ca

Qualicum First The daycare open from 8:00am to 5:00pm Sunday Nov. 24 Nations BandisHall

Excellent Quality Housecleaning. Hard working, over 10 yrs. exp. Ref’s avail. from Crown Isle Comox. 250-586-3060.

reporting of financial information. Produces financial stateFriday Nov. 22 • 12-8pm Sat. Nov. 30 - 10-6to 5 years and aged 30 months a preschool ments, analyzes financial information and provides advice Sun. Dec. 1 - 10-4 program for children 3-4 years. Nov. 23 • 10-6pm Saturday on financial matters. Must be working towards a professional

and preschool (QUALICUM BAY)

accounting designation such as CGA or CMA and must be • 10-4pm

at level 4 or more. Must have Three (3) years recent related program runs from Parksville Community experience in a fund accounting environment. 9:00am to 12:00pm. Full-time and part-time Traditional & contemporary Centre This position is 4 days per week and wages will be areEnjoy available but space&isConference limited. arts,spaces crafts & food. a commensurate with experience. Entertainment • Prizes • Draws

For more information call

festival atmosphere & meet local First Nations artisans.

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Christmas Craft Fairs

Coombs Country

Craft sale Saturday December 7

10am to 3pm

Arrowsmith Hall Coombs Fairgrounds Ford Road, Coombs

First Nations Vendors welcome.

Artisans

250-752-9757 www.coombsfair.com

Festival Sat. Nov. 30 - 10-6 Sun. Dec. 1 - 10-4

CRAFT BAZAAR Qualicum First Nations Band Hall (QUALICUM BAY)

Traditional & contemporary arts, crafts & food. Enjoy ard festival atmosphere & meet am pm local First Nations artisans.

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601 Lowry’s Road Knitting & lots Coombs Country of Christmas gifts and decorations Saturday December 7

Craft sale 10am to 3pm

Arrowsmith Hall Coombs Fairgrounds Ford Road, Coombs Vendors welcome.

250-752-9757 www.coombsfair.com

ARLENE HOWARDS

8th Annual Christmas Craft SALE

Saturday Nov. 23 10am-3pm

St. Stephen’s United Church TEAMSUSANFORREST Qualicum Beach Parksville’s Admission WinterFest FREE & Craft Fair

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* & As New* Women’s Clothing -New Original Art -Over 200 items * Home Decor*-Many*handcrafted * Jewellery -Not just the usual

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Thurs.-Fri.-Sat. - November 28-29-30 10:00am to 4:00pm each day 150 FERNDOWNE RD., QUALICUM BEACH

Shaw Hill area MILRELLA from BISCOTTI DI NOTTE will be here with her baking. A portion of proceeds goes to the SPCA www.facebook.com/livingvinearts

Friday Nov. 22 • 12-8pm Saturday Nov. 23 • 10-6pm Sunday Nov. 24 • 10-4pm Parksville Community nd & Conference Centre Friday, Nov. 22 - 11am - 8pm

Entertainment • Prizes • rdDraws

Saturday, Nov. 23 - 10am - 6pm Sunday, Nov. 24 - 10am - 4pm

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(Memorial Ave. just at the tracks) FREE ADMISSION

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HUGE SALE Women’s Clothing -New & As New Original Art -Over 200 items Home Decor -Many handcrafted Jewellery -Not just the usual

Thurs.-Fri.-Sat. - November 28-29-30 10:00am to 4:00pm each day 150 FERNDOWNE RD., QUALICUM BEACH

Shaw Hill area MILRELLA from BISCOTTI DI NOTTE will be here with her baking. A portion of proceeds goes to the SPCA www.facebook.com/livingvinearts

Al was a family man and will be greatly missed by all members of his family. A special thank you to the home care workers who dedicatedly cared for Al during the past year. A Memorial Service will be held at St Stephen’s United Church, 150 Village Way, in Qualicum To submit your activities our Beach, on Friday, November 22 atinto 1:00 p.m.

weekly Calendar In lieu (Thursday) of flowers, donations mayofbeEvents: made to the Cancer Research program, c/o the Canadian Cancer Society.

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601 Lowry’s Road Knitting & lots of Christmas gifts and decorations

Friday, Nov. 22nd - 11am - 8pm Saturday, Nov. 23rd - 10am - 6pm Sunday, Nov. 24th - 10am - 4pm (Memorial Ave. just at the tracks) FREE ADMISSION

Qualicum Beach Community Hall

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BUYDENS Computer Services

MID-ISLAND CARPENTRYRenovation and Repair specialist. No job too big or small. Simon & Liz (250)740-2972.

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

WHEELCHAIR, 17x15.5, new $175. Stanneh straight chair lift, $1000. Power lift chair, new, $650. (250)760-7009.

SHERATON DINING chairs (5), $400; Piecrust coffee table, $150; Queen Anne bench, $150; 2 Occasional chairs, $150. (250)390-2805

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Offering PC Repair and Personal Tutoring From Nanoose to Deep Bay

Call Kevin 250-240-7372

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.

OCEANSIDE LAWN & GARDEN

Fall, plus winter prep. Sprinkler shut down, gutters, Christmas lights, Yard clean-up and Haul away. Call 250-240-1116.

ORCA TREE & LAWN CARE

Gutters, X-mas lights, Pruning, Snow removal, Landscaping, Maintenance, Irrigation, Lawns, Pavers, Ponds. Call anytime

(250)752-5815

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

HANDYPERSONS DON the HANDYMAN

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

HAULING AND SALVAGE WAYNE’S HAUL-AWAY. Will haul away unwanted whatever. Mowing & leaf raking, Bondable, Call 250-752-1639.

HOUSEHOLD SERVICES ANGIE’S ANGELS. Affordable House Cleaning. Great Rates, Free Estimates. Ask for Angie @ 250-752-2120 Fully Bonded HOUSECLEANING, lawn & garden care, home organizing and winterizing... Experienced, trustworthy, reliable, thorough. Contact Susan @ goodlifehousecare@gmail.com 250-2282718

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

PAINTING 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

WINTER SPECIAL

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

Sales & Service. FULL WARRANTY. Large Showroom

1040 BELLEVUE ROAD Parksville 250-248-8251

UNDER $100 UPRIGHT SCHWINN Exercise bike, $100. New roll-away cot, $100. Call (250)757-2325.

FOOD PRODUCTS ANGUS BEEF - naturally raised local hormone free beef. Farm sales, most cuts available, buy a pound or two or order by the side. Call in at Alder Mountain Farm, 3976 West Island Hwy, or call Don & Judy Alberg 250-752-2473

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). WEST COAST Firewood. Seasoned firewood. Volume discount. 1-877-380-9663.

FURNITURE

PET CARE SERVICES

BRAND NEW MATTRESS! Queen Eurotop set for sale. $200 each. (250)713-9680

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE ANTIQUES/VINTAGE VIDEO GAMES WE $Buy$ Sell Trade. Ralfs Collectibles, 182 East Island Hwy. WedSun, 11-5pm. 250-937-7200

APPLIANCES KITCHENAID STOVE, good cond. $120; microwave & stroke fan, $50; Man’s 5-drawer oak dresser, $50. Call (250)754-3561

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

Classes Start JANUARY in Parksville

SOLID WOOD, butterfly leaf, pedestal base, dining table (40� round to 58� 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 4’ 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

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

PETS

Your Community, Your ClassiďŹ eds. 1-855-310-3535 EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

BELLEVUE RECONDITIONED APPLIANCES

DINING SET with buffet and six chairs (2 captains) plus two leafs. Solid wood. Mediterranean style. Call 250-752-9548 or 250-248-7771

WHEELCHAIR LIKE new Breezy 20x16 (short). New $2370 asking $1200. Call 250752-1923

DINING SUITE- table, 6 chairs, solid fruit wood, 5 yrs old, 42’wx72’lx84’ extends to 96� 2 butterfly leafs, $700 obo. (250)947-9711. MOVING MUST Sell- Metal bar height dining room table (glass top) + 8 chairs, $400. good condition. 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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BLUE RECLINER, several lamps, TV (smaller, ideal for bdrm), small night table, downhill and cross country skis, downhill ski boots, reiki table. Call (250)752-8806. BRIDGESTONE BLIZZAK tires, 4, on rims 205/65R/15, nearly new, $75 each. Call 250-245-4780. (Ladysmith)

COMMODE, $50. Remote control bath seat, 2 yrs old, $500. Sectional couch with pullout bed and recliner, $300. L.R. cabinet, $30. Bed handrail, $40. 6 drawer dresser with mirror, $50. Back 5 motor seat massager with heat, $40. Upright vacuum cleaner, $40. 4-75R14 snow tires, $100. Call (250)724-2517.

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HERE’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 RV’s etc. $359,900. (250) 954-0227.

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 29’ 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.

LADYSMITH: SEMI-OCEANFRONT 6.5 treed acres, 2600 ft. 3bdrm home. Water view every from every room. $419,000. (250)245-8950 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.

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Garage Sales DOUBLE ELECTRIC Bed, with remote control, headboard & mattress. Exc. cond. $1000. (250)751-7941, Nanaimo. ELECTRICAL GENERATOR: Homelite model, 2500watt. $250. (250)713-6653 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? Hunting Gear, hand & elec.tools, Drapery Rods & Glide Rollers, African Animal Carvings,Briefcase,Elk,Deer Hides, pipes & tobacco, men’s jewelry, fireplace insert, Toque’s,Saddle, Seed spreader, McClarys Kootney Wood Stove,Ballantine Flavour Crisp Chicken Machine, Wine btls & filter pump, boat stuff,Childs 4pc kitchen playset, Walnuts,Squash & Garlic! 250248-4495.

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Fri. Nov 22, Sat. Nov 23, Sun. Nov 24 9:00am-3:00pm NEW MERCHANDISE ARRIVING EVERYDAY!

WOODCRAFT SALE -1590 Morello Rd. Nanoose Bay. Wood Turnings by Darrill. Unique gift items pepper & salt mills, pastry pins, toothpick holders, trinket boxes, bowls & trays. NOV 29,30 & Dec 1. 105pm. MOVING SALE-148 MOSS AVE. Sat (8:30-1pm).Fabric of all kinds, boxes of knitting machine yarn, brother pq1500S quilting machine, Bulky knitting machine, sewing scrapbkng, Royal Albert China.& more!

GARAGE SALES ESTATE SALE!

1215 Midiron Close Eaglecrest Tuesday Nov 19 to Thursday Nov 21 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Sale ends Fri, Nov 22 10am - 1pm HOSTED BY SMART MOVE Check out our Website for photos

www.smartmoveservices.ca PARKSVILLE- #7 454 Morison, Sat, Nov 23, 9-3pm. Moving! Lots of everything, priced to sell. PARKSVILLE: RIVER’S EDGE- 2345 Bucktail Pl. (Sat) 10-12noon.

Parksville “Storage Wars�-like Auction

Detailed job postings and closing can be atat Detailed dates job postings canviewed be viewed

Have you ever watched “Storage Wars� on TV? We had so much fun last month, that we’re doing it again, right here in Parksville (minus the cameras)!

Allsave Self Storage at 1304 Alberni Highway

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Human Resource Department Facsimile: 1.866.840.9611 Email: resumes@westernforest.com

NANAIMO WATERFRONT 2nd floor condo. 1500 sq.ft. LR/DR/2bdrms with view, den, gas FP, secure bldg. 2 underground parking spaces. Maintenance fee includes hot water/gas/landscaping. 1 pet OK. $339,900 (250)753-9123

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

Heavy Duty Mechanic

WFP offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package. If you believe that you have the skills and qualifications that we are looking for, please reply in confidence to:

COMOX INDEPENDENT/ supportive living. 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath, full kitchen, downtown Stevenson Place. Immediate possession. 250-338-5563. misk5563@gmail.com

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

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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 obo (must sell). Smoke free home, all like new. 250-338-2166.

BROWNING 2000 Semi-Auto Shot Gun. $550/obo. Arrowsmith Golf Membership. $4800 reg price selling for $3200/obo. Excellent Xmas Gifts. Call 250-240-0007

CHINA CABINET, tall corner unit (cost $900 new) asking $400. Maroon loveseat hide-abed, $225. Contempary armchair, $75. Radial arm saw, 10� Dewalt, $125. Call (250)752-4400. CHRISTMAS SOON come and see a good bargain; loveseat, 2 seater, skirted, high back, well upholstered, medium green $375 and much more. Call (250)586-8922.

29 ROYAL DOLTON Dolls, Ashley, Office Furniture ($2500),Robert Bateman Print, & Bev Doolittle Print, 64� Tall Floor Centurion Safe. Call 250-228-1362

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 23rd and Nov 24th (Sat & Sun) 1-3pm.

QUALITY GARDEN SHEDS Gazebos, pergolas, follies, greenhouses, studios, storage & more. Call 250-951-0855

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(Hwy 4A near Church Rd.- on the way to Coombs) will be auctioning off the contents of abandoned storage units big and small, on November 23rd, 2013 and you could be a part of the fun! The auction will start, rain or shine, at 10 am (no early birds!) and we’ll have coffee and doughnuts to sustain you while you bid and win. This time, we are also accepting non-perishable food donations to the Salvation Army Food Bank - if you donate, you’ll be eligible for one of five prizes to be given out over the course of the auction. Check us out at allsavestorage.com We’ll be ready to accept cash, debit and credit cards (no cheques) as long as you are ready to take away the entire locker contents that day. What treasures lie in store for you? Why not join us to find out?


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REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

FOR SALE BY OWNER

APARTMENT/CONDO

COTTAGES

HOMES FOR RENT

RV PADS

SUITES, LOWER

CARS

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

PARKSVILLE. 2-BDRM large rancher. $1200.+ utilities. Avail Jan. 1st. Call (250)954-0850.

PARKSVILLE AREA- Spacious RV site in the woods. $440./mo. utils incld’d. Call (250)927-5623.

QUALICUM BEACH, Lower, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, W/D,F/P,D/W, Microwave. Private entry, ocean views, minutes from town, close to all amenities. N/S. $975. incl all utils. Call: 250-951-8488

2009 HONDA Civic EXL 4 door automatic. Leather heated seats, sun roof. 52,000 km. Power group, A/C, garage kept. $14,900. (250)722-3535.

MOBILE 14X56 w/8x12 addition in well maintained 55+ Upper Lantzville park. Lrg bdrm, kitchen & living room. 2yr old roof, furnace & oil tank, kitch counters & appliances. 14-6820 Parklands Place. $48,500. (250)390-3200

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.

PARKSVILLESPACIOUS “Windsor Court� 1 level strata patio home, totally updated, 2 bdrm, 2 bath end unit, within walking distance to dwntwn, beach, Oceanside Health Centre and other amenities. Drive by #7 454 Morison Ave or call (250)586-3624 for viewing. $237,900.

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS 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

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO 10 mins from Qualicum

Recently re-decorated

1bdrm $450 NS/NP.

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MOBILE HOMES & PADS 2 bedroom trailer for rent on Alberni hwy, Parksville B.C. $600 to $750 per month. 250954-9547 3 BDRM mobile, nestled in the tree’s, 1000 sqft, 2 mins from Parksville. W/D, F/S, no dogs, no parties. Ref’s req’d. $700. Avail now. Call 250-951-9886. COOMBS: 3 bdrm, lrg. private yard with fire pit, W/D, F/S, N/S, pets on approv., ref’s req’d. $850/mo, Avail. Dec. 1st, Call 250-248-0412.

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A partnership of municipalities and organizations in Parksville, Qualicum Beach and the northern part of the Regional District of Nanaimo says it wants to increase the number of businesses in the region — and it also wants to know what residents think of the idea. An online and in-person survey will take place over the next three weeks to gather residents’ opinions about the local economy and whether the area needs to attract more entrepreneurs, say people involved in the partnership. “Our goal is to create well-paid, long-term jobs that will contribute to the health and sustainability of our region and its high quality of life,” said Parksville Chamber chair Robin Shaw. “To do that, we need the community on board, so we need to know where residents stand.” The group did an economic assessment (to read study go to www.parksvillechamber. com) of the region that found it had below-average employment income (the second lowest among nine similarly-sized communities), the highest housing costs on Vancouver Island outside Victoria, and a municipal tax ratio where 75 per cent of taxes come from residents and 25 per cent come from businesses. In most B.C. communities, the tax ratio is 60/40 – 60 per cent from residents, 40 per cent from businesses. “Right now, most jobs in our region are in the lower-paying service sector — and that’s not economically sustainable,” said Kim Burden, Executive Director of the Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce. Surveys will be conducted in person Saturday, Nov. 23 at Parksville’s WinterFest and Craft Fair at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre, 132 Jensen Avenue West. Surveys may also be filled out online at: www.parksvillechamber.com through Dec. 15. Survey respondents will have an opportunity to be entered in a draw. — NEWS Staff/Chamber of Commerce.

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Young local boxers will spar for local supporters before heading to major events Auren ruvinsky

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Genesis Boxing and Fitness is holding its fourth charity sparring event at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 21. “This will be an in-house sparing event of our club members,” said Rick Rae of Genesis Boxing and Fitness. It will be a great chance for the friends, family and supporters of their members as well as the general public and those interested in boxing to see the kind of work the club is doing, Rae said. They are currently in an intense six-week training regime to gear up for some key tournaments this winter and Rae said the sparring event is a great chance to try out the stuff they have been learning. “These events are new for some of the kids and this is their first chance to get in front of a crowd,” he said. “We have some of our old boxers back, and we have a strong, small team at this point that we know will represent our community well,” Rae said. “Our workouts at this point are extremely intense and we are

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The young boxers of Genesis Boxing and Fitness will spar for the public on December 21 as practice for other big events.

doing extra sparring on some Saturdays, depending upon the young boxer’s schedules.”

With entry by donation (suggested $20) the event will also be a fundraiser for the local food

bank, SPCA and multiple sclerosis sufferers, with representatives of each on site.

They will also be accepting non-perishable food at the door and Rae stressed the money and food will strictly go to the local groups, not to some distant foundation. A portion of the funds will also go to help cover travel costs for the club to travel to many events over the next few months, including the Road to Glory Tournament 2013 in Victoria and the B.C. Boxing Silver Gloves in Richmond. “We have many more events that we will be entering before January 2014.” “This is a big deal for us and a big deal for community and our chosen charities. We will also have some special things happen in the event, such as pad work with Kenyon Shaw who has been with our club in our special needs training for over two years.” He said the sparring event will show that their program “is much, much, more than just boxing, it’s life skills.” For more information stop by the gym at unit 12, 425 Stanford Avenue East, or visit www.genesisboxingandfitness.com.

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Desperate for a victory, the Save-OnFoods Oceanside Generals have only one chance to do that this weekend in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League. The Generals, with only two victories in their first 24 games of the season, play host to the Westshore Wolves on Saturday night at Oceanside Place (7:30 p.m. face-off ). The Wolves are third in the

league’s South Division with eight wins in 24 games. The Generals are led on offence by their captain, 19-year-old Parksville product Travis Flug, who has seven goals and 13 assists for 20 points. Neither of the Generals’ goaltenders have stellar numbers. Qualicum Beach 17-year-old Liam Giroux sports a 4.77 goals against average and an .894 save

percentage, while 18-year-old Evgeuni Makarski has a 4.02 GAA and an .883 save percentage. The Wolves are led on offence by 18-year-old Brett Lervold of Langford, who has 12 goals and 21 assists for 33 points this season. The Wolves’ goaltenders have also struggled statistically this year. Matt Chester, a 20 year-old from Saanich who

sports a 4.25 GAA and .896 save percentage, has had the most work in the nets for the Wolves this season, picking up six of the team’s eight wins. After the game Saturday, the Generals have only two more home games before the Christmas break — Dec. 7 against Nanaimo and Dec. 14 against Campbell River. — NEWS staff

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Big Hayes-Fuller victory League play results as of Sunday, November 17

Oceanside Eagles visited Legion 79 Flyers and came away with a 24-9 victory. Larry Fuller and Ken Hayes both won all five of their games while Barry Hendrickson and Mike Jacobs both won four out of five starts. Another big away win this week was recorded by Cutting Edge Dragons who overcame the Eagle Shooters by a score of 22-11. Steve Collins won all five of his games and Frans Beijk and Daniel Beijk both won four out of five games. Viviane Papineau won three out of six games for the Eagle Shooters and also recorded a Ladies’ High Score of 162. Legion 49 Arrows played hosts to fellow Legion 49 Bristle Bashers and came up short by a margin of 13-20. Roger Schiller won five out of six games for the home side. Alan Paterson won five out of six starts, while Ian Hall and Mike Driscoll both added four wins from six starts.

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Recognizing local athletes The Regional District of Nanaimo District 69 Recreation Commission is pleased to recognize local athletes and artists who have won gold medals at provincial championships this year. Twenty athletes have been invited to an awards presentation and reception next on Thursday, Nov. 28 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. at Oceanside Place. “Through our Performance Recognition Program, the District 69 Recreation Commission strives to recognize members of our community who embrace the concept of active living, and

who contribute to the well-being of our community through their achievements in athletics and the arts,” said chair Scott Tanner. The program is open to individuals and teams who have placed first in a provincial, inter-provincial or national athletic or artistic competition. To qualify, nominees must be amateur participants who live in the City of Parksville, Town of Qualicum Beach or Electoral Area E, F, G or H. For more information call 250-248-3252 or visit www.rdn.bc.ca.

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Chinook returns increased from seven in the early 1980s to over 1,400 in 2010-11 AUREN RUVINSKY & LISSA ALEXANDER writer@pqbnews.com

The Englishman River watershed is in good shape but more volunteers are needed to keep improving it. That was the message of an evening of talks organized by the Mid Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement Society (MVIHES) Tuesday at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre. “If you want to know about the health of a river look at the fish stocks,” said the first of three speakers, fisheries biologist David Clough who’s extensive report on the river’s habitat status was just released. The evening’s MC, MVIHES project coordinator Faye Smith, previously explained to The NEWS that 100 years ago the area was logged right to the banks of the river. In 2001, the Englishman River was the first watershed in the province to get a recovery plan, with funding from the $30 million Pacific Salmon Endowment Fund. The endowment fund paid for a lot of assessment and recovery work until 2006, with MVIHES acting as committee chair, but since then it has been done on a volunteer basis with whatever funds the committee could scrape together, Smith said. They developed specific projects focusing on small manageable areas like tributary Centre Creek where they had a lot of success and are now moving on to Shelly Creek. “What we’re doing now is reacting to the severe cuts to fisheries,” Smith said. “Not only has funding gone from fisheries and oceans and positions lost and shifted around, but weakened environmental regulation has meant that our watersheds are possibly at risk.” Clough spoke to the success of the recovery plan in bringing fish back to the watershed. A chart in his report shows chinook increasing from seven counted in the early 1980s to over 1,400 in 2010-11. Chum increased from

1,800 to 23,000, coho from 660 to 5,300 and pink from 15 to 3,500 while only sockeye have remained flat or decreased. Clough was followed by hydrologist Gilles Wendling with an update on extensive work mapping the region’s ground and surface water interaction. “All of this information is online,” he said of his extensive charts and graphs, adding “it is benefiting people around the world,” as shown by people accessing the data from all over. Wendling has mapped 12 distinct aquifers and produced a lot of information about how they interact — or don’t — with each other, streams and wells, which is all important for things like well water safety and the work starting on a new river water intake and treatment facility. “On a global scale the Englishman River is considered one of the most important of this kind of ecology,” Clough said. To that end, the second half of the evening was an update from Englishman River and Arrowsmith Water Service program manager Mike Squire. He explained the water service history starting with the building of the Arrowsmith Dam in the late 1990s, with half of the water storage being used for fisheries purposes to help increase flows in the dry summer months. The original plan was to build a new water intake around now and a treatment facility ten years later but new Vancouver Island Health Authority requirements to treat all surface water by 2016 led to phases two and three being done at the same time. With the Parksville area population expected to exceed the current water supply by 2022 at the latest, and a “worrisome trend” of declining well field water levels, the water service is also looking at ways to increase the supply during the summer. “It’s not a supply issue but a management issue,” Squire said, explaining there is plenty of water in the region, with enough water coming down the river on a single peak day to supply the population for an entire year, but most of the water comes in the winter when the demand is lowest. in e Jo

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This is a solid project — but it’s also expenOther councillors expressed their pleasure sive.” with the progress of the fire hall project. Council unanimously passed a motion “I’m quite pleased with what I’ve seen with Monday to endorse the preliminary design the process,” said Coun. Bill Luchtmeijer, for the new fire hall on town-owned land on who noted there will likely be funds coming Rupert Road close to the roundabout. The to the town from land made available by the motion also directed staff to proceed with decommissioning of the current hall downworking drawings for the town. “What I think people project. Council also passed a What I think people forget forget is the existing fire hall is the existing fire hall sits sits on a valuable piece of real motion directing staff to tenon a valuable piece der a contract for the clearing estate.” of real estate and grading of the site. Coun. Dave Willie said the The meeting Monday night actual cost to taxpayers for coun. BiLL LucHtMeiJeR ran close to three hours as the new hall is likely to be council debated the fire hall less than the estimated maxiand also gave third reading to mum of $5.8 million. the 2014-18 financial plan bylaw, two items “Hopefully we can whittle it down through that intertwine. some grant applications,” said Willie, who sad Residential taxes will increase 3.5 per he also believes at least one major road project cent next year, but that was always the plan can still get done in 2014, namely work at the regardless of the fate of the fire hall project. intersection of Village Way and Highway 19A. However, one per cent of that increase will be “I think there are funds there to move going to service the debt of the fire hall proj- ahead with the roundabout,” said Willie. “I ect, instead of its original destination, which would like to see a goal of getting that done was capital projects (mostly roadwork). next year.”

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A silent auction will take place to bid on the shell Christmas trees, Hand-crafted illuminating shell which took local Grandmothers trees won’t be the only beautiful many hours to create. The shells item that can be found at the Christ- were collected from local beachmas Craft Extravaganza next week- es, soaked and dried, and glued end. on to a base fitted with lights and It’s the sixth annual event held topped with beads and jewelry. by the Oceanside Grandmothers Starfish were collected from beachto Grandmothers (G2G) and the es to adorn the trees and some were group’s largest annual fundraising crafted out of clay. event. It takes place Friday, Novem“Each little part is like a story if ber 29 from 2 until 7 you really look p.m. and Saturday at them,” said Each little part is like November 30 from Olivia Mennie, a story if you really 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. member of the look at them. All funds collected G2G and local Olivia Mennie at the event, held at artist. Menthe Quality Inn Baynie teaches art side, are in support classes from her of the Stephen Lewis Foundation studio in Parksville, which was used which aids African Grandmothers to make the shell trees. caring for children who have been The Grandmothers will also have orphaned by the AIDS pandemic their Christmas cakes, breads, all and those who have been affected sorts of baking as well as refreshby the disease in that country. ments at the event. Shoppers will find colourful cloth Live music will contribute to a tote bags and the African Christmas fun shopping atmosphere during Angel ornaments, each one hand- the fundraiser, and female country made and named after an African music group Moonshine Mollys child who has died of AIDS. from Cedar will play Friday at 5:30 There will be hand crafted Christ- p.m. There will also be live music on mas wreaths both alive and artifi- Saturday. cial, knitted items, jewelry made by The fundraiser raised $16,000 women in Africa, driftwood bird- last year and Grandmothers are houses, cards, journals, quilts, gin- keen to raise as much as they can gerbread houses and more, includ- this year to help Grandmothers in ing many Christmas stocking ideas. Africa. Kids will love the wizard capes Admission is free. For more with wands that one of the Grand- on the Oceanside G2G visit www. mothers made this year. oceansideg2g.ca.

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Oceanside Grandmothers to Grandmothers members (from left) Ann Tardiff and Olivia Mennie recently made shell Christmas tree lights for the group’s annual Christmas Craft Extravaganza Fundraiser next weekend.

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month will bring well-known storyteller from Nanaimo Margaret Murphy performing her acclaimed storytelling show, Double Life: The Story of E. Pauline Johnson, accompanied by singer and guitar player Sue Averill. Pauline Johnson was of dual heritage: Mohawk and English. From 1892-1909, Johnson performed her own stories, poems and plays across Canada, the United

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Two distinguished horn players will bring the music of Telemann and Leopold Mozart to life this Sunday in Parksville. The Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra (NCO) will play at St. Edmund’s Anglican Church November 24 at 2:30 p.m. Andrew Clark (principal horn) and Heather Walker are both with the Vancouver Island Symphony. Andrew recently re-located to the West Coast from England where he had played with world-class ensembles such as The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. The NCO, directed by Karl Rainer, will perform Horns of Plenty covering a large palette of repertoire for strings.  Georg Philipp Telemann’s

Concerto in E-Flat Major and Leopold Mozart’s Concerto for Two Horns in E-Flat will feature the two soloists. The musical colours extend through Robert Volkmann’s Baroque Serenade No. 1, the very Russian, Theme and Variations, by Aleksandr Glasunov, and two contrasting English works; An English Suite by Hubert Parry and Charterhouse Suite by Vaughan Williams.  Another concert takes place in November 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Brechin United Church. Tickets are $20, $10 for students, and under 12s are free. Buy tickets from the Port Theatre Box Office or at the door. —Submitted by Bruce Farquharson

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Author Ian Robertson wasn’t always fascinated with history, but after discovering thousands of heartfelt letters and diaries from prominent Canadians he’s hooked on the subject. “I think history is so interesting when you dig into individual people and what they did, and you learn about history through them,” said the Nanoose Bay resident. Robertson’s first book, While Bullets Fly, was published in 2008 surrounded the life of a young surgeon and his field surgical unit in the Second World War, delivering medical services to front line troops. Robertson had access to the letters and diaries sent home to the family by Rocke Robertson because he was Ian’s father. He also sent away for his father’s official diaries from Ottawa. Robertson’s second book, The Honourable Aleck, is now complete based on a cache of 6,000 intriguing letters from Alexander Rocke Robertson who was B.C.’s first Canadian-born supreme court judge, mayor of Victoria, and a member of B.C.’s first provincial cabinet. And he also happened to be

Robertson’s great-grandfather. “These are not family books, but these are interesting stories because they were interesting people in the family,” Robertson said. “I didn’t want to write family history.” Robertson has a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University and has worked in international development, trade, technology transfer and marketing. He has managed Canadian development and trade programs in Asia and lived around Canada, in the United Sates, the Philippines, Singapore and India. He said throughout his career he’s always been fond of writing. “My career has involved writing, every job I’ve had there’s been a lot of writing: memos, notes and reports, and I’ve always enjoyed it. But I’ve never had the chance to sit down and just write what I wanted to write until I retired,” he said. Robertson moved to Vancouver Island in 2003 and retired in 2004. The Honourable Aleck follows the life of Aleck and his wife Maggie, and the letters they wrote each other. They were madly in love from a very ear-

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ly age, Robertson said, and the two picked up and moved from Ontario to B.C., which was a big decision in that day. B.C. was a troubled colony at the time and big political changes were taking place. The couple was also bringing up seven sons. The first letter in the book is from 1852 and Robertson used creative non-fiction to add personality and conversation to the story. He did a lot of research to complete the book, in textbooks and online, where he had access to the archives of the British Colonist newspaper. The book includes the politics of the time and the figures of the day, whom Aleck interacted with. Those who read the book will come away with a new appreciation of B.C. history, he said. “The fact is it’s a very interesting and lively history, and if (people) read this book I think they’ll feel they know a fair amount about it.” The Honourable Aleck retails for $20 and is available at the Medicine Centre at the Red Gap Centre in Nanoose Bay, or they can buy it online www. ian-b-robertson.com or by e-mailing ianbr@shaw.ca.

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MASTERLY MUSICIAN: Colin James performed to a sold out crowd at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre Monday night. James thrilled the crowd with a variety of old songs and new, and after an enthusiastic standing ovation, came back out to perform three more tunes.

Embrace December with music During the dark days of December, people around the world celebrate the coming of Christmas with gift giving, prayers and high spirits, while other cultures also embrace the season. Join The Craig Bay Choristers for December is ..., a musical celebration of the many festivals and holidays around the world at this time of year. Under the baton of new director, Alan Whitmore, the Choristers will perform at Knox United Church, Parksville on Friday, December 6 at 7 p.m. Hannukah celebrates the festival of light this time of the year, and Solstice looks to the lengthening of each day. December is ... features music

from many cultures, in styles ranging from calypso to jazz. The audience can join in singing well known Christmas songs such as I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus and Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree. Carl McLuhan will accompany the Choristers, ably assisted by the Craig Bay Musicians and special guest artist Karen Withers Janssen on flute. Tickets are $10 available from Knox United Church office and through Chorister members. Partial proceeds from this concert will go to Oceanside Hospice Society. —Submitted by Colleen Welsh

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Buy or sell some ski and snowboard gear while helping raise funds for youth services in District 69. Sunday, December 1 the Family Resource Association is hosting its third annual Ski and Snowboard Swap from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event provides residents with an opportunity to sell their used ski and snowboarding equipment for a 20 per cent consignment fee and replace it with other equipment at a reduced cost. This makes skiing and snowboarding much more affordable for families as children tend to outgrow

The spine-tingling, jaw-dropping, globe-trotting Cirque de la Symphonie joins the Vancouver Island Symphony for the annual Christmas Cirque Spectacular December 6 and 7 at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo. Conducted by Pierre Simard, the event sold out quickly last year, so organizers encourage people to get tickets now. Catch the world class aerialists, acrobats, jugglers, dancers and contortionists all choreographed to the live symphony performance of Christmas classics from The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and others. Tickets are available now at 250-754-8550 or www.vancouverislandsymphony.com. For more on Cirque de la Symphony visit www.cirquedelasymphonie.com.

their equipment in one or two years. In addition, the association will be accepting gently used and laundered ski and snowboarding apparel. There is no charge for admission. Older style, straight downhill skis will not be accepted because there is no market for them. People can drop off items on Wednesday, November 27 and Thursday, November 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Friday from noon to 6 p.m. For alternate times call the Family Resource Association at 250752-6766 extension 119. The office

is located at 181 Sunningdale Road West in Qualicum Beach, across from the museum. The last two years have been very successful. The community support and participation was great and the Family Resource Association plans to continue to host the event annually. The Family Resource Association is a non-profit agency that serves children, families and youth in a variety of ways. For additional information please visit the website at www.d69fra.org. — Submitted by Donna Jager

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Louise Sosa, founder of Aldea Maya, was seen selling Christmas cards in the community recently benefiting people in need in Guatemala. She will be selling them at the Winterfest & Craft Fair this weekend.

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Purchase a Christmas card this weekend and help change a life in Guatemala. Aldea Maya is a local registered charity and every Christmas the organization sells Christmas cards designed by School District 69 students. Money from the cards buy things like flannel diapers, school supplies, food and gardening supplies for Mayans in Guatemala. Cards start at $15. Louise Sosa, founder of Aldea Maya will be selling the cards along with some bead work and other treasures at the Winterfest & Craft Fair this weekend at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre. The event will also have 70 high-quality crafters selling items like clothing, jewelry, baking, photography, body care products, food, seasonings and spices, pottery and more.

There will be live bands playing throughout the event, highland dancers, kids activities and food. And on Sunday, a Ceilidh celebration with popular local group Celtic Chaos will happen from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Admission for the whole weekend is $4 and $1 of that will be donated to one of the local community groups listed on the event website. The Ceilidh costs $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, and a family pass is $40. Thrifty Foods will be giving away $50 Smile Cards every hour throughout the weekend and there will be door prizes from the vendors given out every hour. The Winterfest & Craft Fair runs Friday, November 22 from noon to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 to 4 p.m. For more information on the event visit the website www.winterfestcraftfair.com. For more on Aldea Maya visit www.aldeamaya.ca.

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Kindred Spirit at SOS SOS Volunteer Pat will never forget the Christmas 47 years ago, when her husband had just walked out on her and her three kids, the youngest of who was seven years old. “My son was still sitting on the fence as far as believing in Santa. Here I was a newly single mother with nothing, and I somehow managed to cobble together a gift for each of the kids, but I knew that Santa would have left something for me under the tree as well. I had just bought a tea kettle, so I wrapped that up and put my name on it.” Her son didn’t buy it. Years later, her maternal instincts were forced into overdrive again when someone close to the family took his own life, and Pat focussed on her children’s well-being instead of her own. More than a decade after that incident, her mental health suffered as a result of putting others first and Pat suffered a complete mental breakdown. “When I got better, I said ‘no one else should ever have to go through that because they aren’t able to deal with

their grief.’ And that’s when I started volunteering at Hospice.” Pat learned about the balance of caring for others while taking care of herself, was soon volunteering at the Salvation Army, then VIHA with Mental Health and Addictions, and most recently joined Society for Organized Services. Three times a week, Pat volunteers in the Child, Youth and Family Centre kitchen, preparing food for daytime programs. She also volunteers as a friendly visitor with SOS Oceanside Better at Home program. Last Christmas, she knitted slippers for all the participants in SOS child and youth programs. “When I see families coming into SOS at Christmas time to choose gifts for their kids, I know exactly how it feels to be there. That was me...Now I am never happier when that alarm goes off at 6:30 in the morning, because I get to spend the day helping someone.” To find out more information about the SOS Caring for Kids at Christmas program, call 250-248-2093, or visit our website at www.sosd69.com.

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Linda Matteson Reynolds.

Francois Mongeau has created large structures, murals and more BRENDA GOUGH News Contributor

A massive door created by Errington wood carver Francois Mongeau now graces a home on Bowen Island. The stunning 12 by 12 foot structure made of old growth natural grain fir that was in the works for six months was dismantled last weekend and installed this week. Featuring an Arbutus tree with many intricately carved leafs, the door even has a wooden branch that cleverly covers the door handle and the key hole has been made to look like a natural knot in the wood. “I always try to camouflage handles into the carving so it looks like a branch,” he explained. Mongeau has been creating artwork out of wood for almost 40 years now but it is the demand for his functional pieces that keep the world class carver very busy these days. The family that commissioned the Arbutus tree door has also ordered another piece from Mongeau. “It is five orcas representing their family with a mother and father breaching out of the water and underneath the water are three little whales swimming around,” he described. Mongeau is passionate about wood and transforming the medium into functional art pieces

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which he ships all over the world. Carving full time since 1982, Mongeau started out with Robert Davidson, a well known Haida carver who was apprenticing with Bill Reid at the time. “He needed a shop built and I agreed to work with him. I was a painter at the time but I could not survive on that so I picked up any kind of work I could get my hands on. I ended up doing construction and carpentry work, tree planting … but always working with wood. I knew that was the medium I wanted to work in.” Mongeau said there is something about trees that inspires him and for as long as he can remember he has felt the energy in the forest. “I came to this coast from Montreal. As a kid we used to go to this lake and there was a lot of forest there and I always have that feeling. We only went there in the summer on holidays so those are my good memories and when I came to the coast I thought it was beautiful.” Mongeau came to B.C. in the 1970’s and since then many of his creations have been commissioned for private and public buildings. The Qualicum Beach Civic Centre is home to a 16-foot wooden mural Mongeau was commissioned to create in 1987. See wood project, page b13

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Errington wood carver Francois Mongeau, seen here, created this door.

Wood project a family affair continued fROm PAGE B11

Another large project includes a mural 24 feet by six feet in Port Hardy that represents all the industries in the area. “It has the natives, fishermen, loggers and miners and at the end of the mural there is a bear going up stream with salmon jumping. I have family in Bella Coola so I often stop by and look at it on my way there.” Mongeau isn’t the only one inspired by his surroundings. His two sons, Beau and Galen also work out of the studio in Errington and both played a role in creating the Arbutus door. “Beau and Galen helped with the project. Ga-

len does refined cabinet work and he is more into furniture. Beau is more into the carving and he helped me out a lot on this door because there are so many leaves on this one.” At 67 years old, Mongeau has no desire to slow down. These days he has also been casting bronze and he admitted there is one project he would like to complete before he opens any more doors. “I have a couple of little projects I am working on right now. One is a bowl and it is an otter on its back. I carved this one for me and it has been on the go for a year now and I have not had a chance to finish it.”

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2013 JEEP COMPASS SPORT 2010 GMC 1500 SL

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✓ Lift Kit ✓ 6 Passenger ✓ Auto ✓ A/C

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19,995

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27,944

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41,753

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V6 Engine ✓ Leather ✓ Top of the Line Options ✓ Convertible

21,900

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2010 CADILLAC SRX AWD

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2008 RAM 2500

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2010 HONDA CIVIC EX-L

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Campbell River 561 11th Ave. 1436 Island Hwy. 1437B 16th Ave. 1690 Island Hwy.

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Duncan Cowichan Commons 951A Canada Ave.

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Woodgrove Centre 3300 Norwell Dr.

Parksville 281 East Island Hwy.

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Deluxe new rancher on 1/2 acre lot backing onto Nile Creek in a serene park like setting and a short walk to the ocean. The quality and finishing is above the crowd in this 3 bedroom, 2 full bath home. Kitchen and Great room open out to a beautiful private backyard setting with covered deck and added electrical for ponds and lights in the yard. Cozy fireplace, 9 ft ceilings throughout, sunny and bright with oversized windows, hardwood flooring. Inviting master bedroom with walk-in closet and 4 piece ensuite. 3rd bedroom/bonus room above the garage, fully landscaped, double size garage, easy access crawl, hardiplank exterior, heat pump, RV parking. New Home Warranty. GST applicable.

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FULLY RENOVATED 3 bdrm,2 bath, 1405 sqft rancher on .19 of an acre! Updates include: granite counter tops,solid Canadian Oak Hardwood floors,brand new SS appliances,new 50 year roof & all baseboard heaters have been replaced by forced air electric heaters.This home boasts a great open concept with vaulted ceilings. TLC was put into every detail including mouldings,elegant light fixtures,a lovely private back deck and so much more. This home is a Must See in a great central location.

Have you been thinking of simplifying your lifestyle and moving to an easier home to care for? We are hosting a free information seminar on May 14th @ 1:00 at the Parksville Travel Lodge (424 W. Island Hwy, Parksville) to help you explore the many housing options available in our community. Perhaps you have been thinking of downsizing to a smaller home, patio home or condo, independent seniors living or assisted living and simply do not know what is available. We want to help you explore your options so that you can make an informed decision when determining Have you been thinking of simplifying your lifestyle and moving to an easier home to your next step. There will be a variety of guest speakers, professionals in their field to Parksville Qualicumseminar Beach Realty care for? We are hosting free information on May 14th @ 1:00 at the discuss everything from possible home choices (such as Hawthorne Place,aEmerald Independently Owned & Operated Estates & The Gardens), Smart Moves who specialize in seniors relocation to an acParksville Travel Lodge (424 W. Island Hwy, Parksville) to help you explore the many countant to discuss tax deferment. Most of us are not aware of the many affordable housing options in our community. Perhaps you have been thinking of housing choices available and avoid making any decision as itavailable may seem overwhelming. We are here to provide information, show you some choices and let youpatio home or condo, independent seniors living or downsizing toofathe smaller home, know there is help every step of the way. This event will be hosted by Karen Roberts assisted living and simply do not know what is available. We want to Unlicensed help you ex(Seniors Real Estate Specialist) & Clinton Miller (owner-manager of Royal Lepage Parksville/Qualicum Beach). Coffee, tea & pastries be served so and that there will be can a plore yourwilloptions you make an informed decision when determining draw for a gift certificate. your next step. There beasaseatvariety of guest speakers, professionals in their field to Please call 250-248-7612 or e-mail seniorsrealestate@shaw.ca to will confirm G G ing is limited. discuss everything from possible home choices N IN (such as Hawthorne Place, Emerald

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• Professionally updated, new kitchen and bath, flooring and windows • Forced air furnace recently replaced, 10x8 detached workshop • No age restriction and small pet allowed with permission


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709 HUMPHREY ROAD, PARKSVILLE

• 2002, 1606 sq. ft., Parksville 3 bed/2 bath rancher, 4 ½ ft. heated crawl, heat pump, electric furnace • Formal living /dining room area, large open plan kitchen & family room with natural gas fireplace • Covered deck, double keyless entry garage, built-in vac, exterior security spotlights, 10’ x 18’ shed • In-ground sprinkler, vinyl siding with brick façade, close to Wembley Mall & all Parksville amenities

$319,900

727 NEWCASTLE AVENUE, PARKSVILLE

• Updated 3bed/2ba rancher w/ family room off kitchen with eating bar & nook • Extensively upgraded: R48 insulation, new roof, custom kitchen, oak hardwood flooring • New millwork fixtures, fittings, plugs, thermostats, faucets and more • Nicely landscaped, privacy fence, RV parking, close to beaches & walking trails

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2600 LA SELVA PLACE, NANOOSE BAY

• Beautiful 2012 Georgie & Care Award winning West Coast Home • Private perfection on 3.1 acres with amazing Ocean & Mountain views • Beamed & vaulted great room/dining area, floor to ceiling stone gas fireplace, bamboo flooring & wine cellar • An open kitchen with solid maple cabinetry, granite, eating island, butler’s pantry & much more

$1,675,000

#64 – 1051 RESORT DRIVE, PARKSVILLE

• 2 bdrm cottage in forest location in oceanfront Beach Acres Resort close to sandy beach • Not currently in rental pool, you can make it rental ready, or have its exclusive use • Comes with complete furniture pkg, owner’s storage space, close to play area, BBQ pit • Resort facility extras are: Swimming pool, Games room, English style pub. 15 min. to Parksville

$309,000

230 SEACROFT ROAD, QUALICUM BEACH

• Walk on waterfront home in Qualicum Beach • 2588 sq ft, 3bed + den, 3bath colonial character home • Detached double garage with boat storage and workshop • Located on a quiet no-through road with a dinghy ramp to beach

$219,000

1417 STONELAKE DRIVE, NANOOSE BAY

• Gorgeous 4 yr old West Coast Craftsman style home on ½ acre in Madrona Heights, Nanoose Bay • Heat pump, triple garage, fully fenced back garden with pasture & distant treed hillside views • Great room concept with hardwood flooring, stone surround fireplace, large picture windows • Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, eating island, high end finishes & fab floor-plan

$749,000

Visit our website at www.sandifordhomes.com for further details, www.sandifordhomes.com additional pictures, and virtual tours of these and other properties

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WALK ON WATERFRONT $399,900

CUTE & COZY $214,900

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PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEWS $199,900

PARKSVILLE CONDO $164,900

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FAMILY FRIENDLY PARK $159,900

QUALICUM BAY $19,900

• 1540 sq.ft./ 3 bed./ 2 full bath • 10x15 sunroom / 10x10 workshop • Fully fenced backyard, beautifully landscaped • Family friendly park

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COSTS OF BUYING A HOME

#1 REALTOR at RE/MAX Anchor Realty in 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012

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11 - 1050 BOWLBY ROAD

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Application/Mortgage Broker Fee: Processing your mortgage application costs lenders money. Consumers may be charged a fee by a lender or a mortgage broker for setting up a mortgage when income or credit issues become more sensitive to the approval process. Appraisal Fee: The money you borrow for your mortgage is usually a percentage of the home’s purchase price, or of the market appraisal -- whichever is lower. The lender will use someone on staff or an independent professional to make this appraisal. You are normally responsible for this cost. Land Survey Fee: A plot plan or survey of the property you want to buy is important to establish exactly where the boundaries are and make sure there are no encroachments such as part of your neighbour’s house or garage sitting on your land. Your lending institution will want to see such a survey and can let you know what their requirements are. Insurance: If you are applying for a high-ratio mortgage – that is, if you are borrowing more than 80 per cent of your home’s purchase price – you will have to pay for mortgage insurance to protect the lender in the event that you fail to make the necessary payments. As your new home will be used as security for your mortgage, the lender will want you to have extend-

ed coverage and fire insurance. You may also wish to check out the cost of buying mortgage life insurance. This insurance ensures that the mortgage balance is paid off if you or a co-borrower dies. Legal Fees: These are the fees charged by a lawyer to help you complete the home-buying process. Disbursements are the costs involved in processes such as conducting a title search, drawing up the title deed and preparing and registering the mortgage. Property Transfer Tax: This is calculated on the property’s purchase price at the rate of one per cent up to $200,000 and two per cent of the price over $200,000. First-time buyers may be exempt from this tax subject to certain restrictions. Ask your REALTOR® for details. HST: When you buy a new home, the entire purchase price is taxable. You may, however, qualify for a partial provincial New Housing Rebate if you plan to live in the home yourself. Ask your REALTOR® for details. A “used” residential home is normally exempt from the HST. Remember that HST is also applied to the REALTOR®’S commission and most other transaction fees such as legal and appraisal costs. Other Costs: When you buy a home you will also want to budget for utility bills, annual property taxes and maintenance costs. This article was prepared by the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board“An Association of Realtors”, for the information and benefit of consumers.

COSTS OF SELLING A HOME Don’t forget to ask your REALTOR® about these and other costs when calculating the total cost of your selling home. • Commission Fee (There is no set commission rate in the real estate profession. All real estate fees are negotiable.) • Adjustments, may include property tax adjustments • Final maintenance and utility costs • Lawyer or notary fees and expenses – attending to execution of documents • Costs of clearing the title, including:

• Discharge fees charged by encumbrance holders • Pre-payment penalties • Insurance – should maintain until the latter of either the date when you receive the proceeds of sale or when you vacate the property • Real estate commission fee • Moving fees This article was prepared by the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board“An Association of Realtors”, for the information and benefit of consumers.

Ph. (250) 752-2466 Toll Free: 1-800-668-3622 nancybolch@shaw.ca 113 W. 2nd Ave

$91,500

Well cared for mobile home w/beautifully landscaped & private, fenced yard 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

606-194 BEACHSIDE DRIVE

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$259,900

• Own your own condo in this lovely waterfront complex. Full ownership. • Revel in luxury & enjoy resort-style living year round • 9-ft ceilings, wood flooring, s/s appliances, granite counter tops, gas fireplace • Fitness center, indoor pool, hot tub, steam room & workout gym

170 BAY ROAD

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

#5-4320 GARROD ROAD

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$269,900

$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

866 FAIRWAYS DRIVE

$393,000

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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

6-4320 GARROD ROAD

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$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

994 RILEY ROAD

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$159,500

Lovely remodelled 2 bedroom mobile home with addition on its own land Features a large living rm w/woodstove, bright kitchen, new laminate Within walking distance to schools, Wembly Mall & Oceanside Place Arena Why pay rent anymore when you can own your own home & start building equity

2285 MORELLO ROAD

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Independently Owned and Operated

$269,900

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

1308 LEEWARD WAY

$299,900

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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 with sprinkler system • Short walk to a sandy beach, 5 min. drive to downtown Qualicum

1097 AERY VIEW DRIVE

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Executive home on quiet cul-de-sac in Morningstar area 2543 sq. ft. 3 full bathrooms, 4 bedrooms & family room Large kitchen with island, stainless steel appliances Open floor plan, living room with vaulted ceiling, gas FP Walter Allen custom built home

1490 SUNRISE DRIVE

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$487,000

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

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$385,000

$619,500

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

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609 Meadow Dr., French Creek

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Rob Ohs, Royal LePage

D-249 Corfield St., Parksville

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Alyce Carney, Coldwell Banker/Slegg

321 Dogwood St., Parksville

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Kari Searle, Royal LePage

1-484 Mill Rd., Qualicum Beach

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$189,900

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400 Rosewood Close, Parksville

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$459,000

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Dan Chase, Kanora Design

198 Hamilton Ave., Parksville

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$349,900

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Melissa MacNeill, Royal LePage

$305,000

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Tom Whitfield, Re/Max First

3-820 Chestnut St., Qualicum Beach 575 Vine Dr., Parksville

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$585,000

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Roland Bechthold, Coast

500 Corfield St., Parksville - Creekside

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878 Lakes Blvd., French Creek

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$319,900

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Joanne Ferreiro, Coast

222 West Jensen Ave., Parksville

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$219,000

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Kari Searle, Royal LePage

584 Sumac Dr., Qualicum Beach

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$319,900

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10-631 Blenkin Ave., Parksville

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$289,900

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Ozeroff, Re/Max First Deb Nicol, Coldwell Banker/Slegg

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Sat Nov. 23 & Sun Nov. 24 from 2-4pm 878 Lakes Blvd, French Creek • 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!

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$689,90

459,000

584 Sumac Drive, Qualicum Beach IDEAL LOCATION

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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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Peligren

sales@timpeligren.com

Walk-On Waterfront • 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

4801 Blue Heron Drive, Bowser

• Over 2000 sq. ft split level home • Spacious & comfortable with 3 bdrms, 3 baths • Extra large attached double car garage • Lots of upgrades including new windows & siding

109,000

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Natural Beauty • Level, partially treed .61 acre lot • Quiet & private location, in a cul-de-sac • Hydro, water & cable to lot line • Easy access in a well developed area

Arlene Sequoia

Lot 2 Kenmuir Road, Qualicum Bay

Lot 1 Radke Place, Qualicum Bay

REALTOR®

“Striving to deliver the best results to you. Always.” Call for your free no-obligation consultation office. 250-248-2488 cell. 250-927-3449 email. arlenesequoia@gmail.com

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Direct: 250-228-5558 18 Acre River Front $238,900

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5383 Deep Bay Drive, Bowser

I donate a percentage of all my sales towards Grandmothers to Grandmothers.

• Pastoral .57 acre lot • Cleared and level in a quiet area • Just a few minutes to Qualicum Beach • Partially fenced, with hydro, water & cable to lot line

1785 Cameron Crescent $274,900

124 CRAIG ST, PARKSVILLE OFFICE: 250-248-2488

• 1566 sq. ft. 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms • .355 acre fenced yard • Gated community

• 1680 sq. ft. main level entry home • 3 bdrms, 3 bthrms • Garage has clean epoxy finished floors • Home is wired for Generator back up • 0.70 acre fully fenced yard

• 2 homes allowed • End of road • 12’ x 24’ storage unit • Southern exposure

MLS # 342475

1759 Martini $289,000

Westwood Road, Nanaimo $898,000.00

1775 Cameron Crescent $244,900

DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL • 3 bedrooms, 1572 sq. ft. 2 story • Low maintenance yard • Beautiful southern exposure

• 6.65 Ac • 4,800 Sq ft log home • Guest cottage

• .27 Acres fenced & landscaped • 2 bedroom, 2 bath home • SHOP 30’X36’ with 2 pc bath

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• Established vineyard, trout pond • Ocean & mountain views • Cleared & levelled building site • 36’x36’ shop already built • 3.18 acre MLS # 308194

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Thursday, November 21, 2013 The Parksville Qualicum Beach News

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2 offices serving Oceanside... 1 professional team of realtors! Parksville @250.248.8371 or Qualicum Beach @ 250.752.3375 1.888.954.4433

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1-3404 MELROSE ROAD

141 E. JENSEN AVE

• Brand new 924 sq ft modular • New development, others to choose • Low pad fee 295.00 mo.

• Commercial/residential, zoned C3 • Almost 1800 sq. ft. rancher on crawlspace • Great downtown location, lane access, garage • Would make a great professional practice

$99,900

$339,000

Dale Rumming

kevin clayton

488 TEMPLE ST, PARKSVILLE

• New 1606 sq.ft rancher • Gourmet kitchen • Luxurious master ensuite • Quality finishing throughout

$409,900

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SL3 - 847 WRIGHT ROAD

Prime waterfront lot, .97 of an acre Tremendous ocean & mountain views Entry access to beachfront readily available Located close to all amenities

$699,000

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John Barnum

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809 RIVER’S EDGE DRIVE

Exquisite 5,855 sqft. rancher on 2.87 acres Quality finishing throughout, chef’s kitchen 2 bedroom in-law suite, mountain views Incredible landscaping, swimming pool

$1,388,000

Louise Roy

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$1,850 PER MONTH • Beautiful furnished Parksville Beach waterfront location • Bright open floor plan with large deck and beach access • Available until June 2014 Coast Realty Group (Parksville) Ltd. Property Management

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4055 ISLAND HIGHWAY W.

2993 HIGGINSON

• 4.71 OCEANVIEW acres with private high-bank trail access to 130 ‘worth-it’ feet of lovely PRIVATE BEACH • Plus 1100sf W-SHOP - loft & wshrm

• 100’ x 210’ walk on waterfront lot • Western exposure, sensational sunsets • Level, cul de sac, a rare find indeed

$779,000

$625,000

• 1200sf 1 bdrm ADDN’L LIVING ACCOMMODATION

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Jill Tuggle

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WAKE UP TO THIS VIEW EVERY MORNING!

509 BEAUTIFUL TIGH NA MARA RESORT

LOT 11 BLUE SKY PLACE

• Deluxe Spa Bungalow – 1 King bed/Murphy in LR • Huge Jacuzzi in bdrm – 2gas river-rock accented F/P’s • Beautifully renovated recently – 100% ownership

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$119,000

$119,900

Jill Tuggle

Choice lot, 0.58 of an acre Water and septic to lot line Building scheme in place Close to marina, shopping, golf

Ian Mackay

• 2002 Park Model in great condition with lots of upgrades. • FABULOUS WATERFRONT SITE with sunset, ocean, mountain, and estuary views to enjoy. • Great sunroom with panoramic view, and lovely patio furniture included. • 2094 expiry on Membership is a bonus for you and your family. • You have to check this one out, it is one of a kind

Now Only $169,000 Tom Dodds

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1925 WIDGEON ROAD

5 acres of waterfront & mountain views Zoned for two homes, mobile on site Incredible 3 bay detached shop Close to golf, fishing, Qualicum Beach

$599,000

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Aaron Nicklen

790 MIDDLEGATE ROAD

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7390 SUNBURY ROAD

Oceanfront splendour on 1.084 acres 3,400 sqft. Lantzville home 4 beds, 4 baths, den, quality finishing 1 bed in-law or nanny suite

$1,800,000

Aaron Nicklen

$59,900

253 SHORELINE ESTATES

13-1401 PRICE ROAD

• 1371sf 2b/2ba TOTALLY renewed • Open kitchen/granite/new cabs/tile back-splash/ floors • Very sought after ocean side complex is a MUST SEE

$425,000

• 55+ Island Park Estate • Natural gas 3 sided fireplace • Extremely private, with lots of decks • Well run park, low pad fees

$319,000

$94,900

Jill Tuggle

Dale Rumming

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871 MIDDLEGATE ROAD, PARKSVILLE Two homes on 5 acres 2186 sq ft 3 bedroom rancher 1275 sq ft 2 bedroom chalet Great horse property

$614,900

Jim/Margo Hoffman

#2 - 450 STANFORD AVENUE

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1,180 sqft., 2 beds, 1.5 baths Gas fireplace, lots of natural light Central location, close to all amenities Quick possession

$75,000

Adrianne Meyer

Dale Rumming

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• Sprawling rancher on 2 1/2 private acres • Vaulted ceilings, 4 bed, 2 bath, large family room • Huge deck, a great place to raise the family

kevin clayton

18-1050 BOWLBY

• 2 bed, 1 bath • 1991 modular, separate dining area • Low maintenance yard, extremely well kept, fast possession possible

17-310 PYM ST, PARKSVILLE • Nicely updated Chelsea Court patio home • Immaculately maintained grounds • Central to shopping and all services

$230,000

Gary Neufeld

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852 EDGEWARE AVENUE

Immaculate 1,442 sqft. home 3 beds, 2 baths, recent upgrades Jacuzzi tub, alarm system Attached double garage

$324,900

Adrianne Meyer

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334 SHORELINE ESTATES

• SPACIOUS 1370sf 2bd/2ba PATIO HOME • Central in lovely oceanside complex • Bright end unit, very private, floral infused patio

$269,000

Jill Tuggle

Parksville Qualicum Beach News, November 21, 2013  

November 21, 2013 edition of the Parksville Qualicum Beach News

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