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Workers, lower left, peer into a coal mine shaft Tuesday to check the progress of a concrete pumping operation to fill a portion of the void discovered under Pine Street several weeks ago. A large lump of concrete, seen just to the left of a new water pipe at lower right, is evidence of a previous attempt to fill the shaft that was discovered during excavation work Monday.

Regional district amends regulations for pot growing By KaRl yu THE NEwS BULLETiN

With changes coming for medicinal marijuana regulations, the Regional District of Nanaimo is proposing amendments to its land-use bylaw around growing marijuana. The Agricultural Land Commission has recognized medicinal marijuana production as a farm use under its regulations. The regional district board directed staff to prepare landuse regulation amendments with all

electoral areas seeking to allow production on agricultural land. Amendments to the land-use bylaw deal with electoral area lands located within the Agricultural Land Reserve. “Essentially ... medical marijuana production is going to be permitted on lands in the [Agricultural Land Reserve] that have agricultural as a permitted use in their zoning,” said Robert Stover, a planner with the regional district who prepared the related staff reports. “We’re also establishing setbacks for structures

used for medical marijuana production at 30 metres from property lines.” He added that the setbacks are consistent with agricultural setbacks for other intensive agricultural uses. Medical marijuana production would not be permitted as a homebased business in residential zones. Stover estimated amendments could come into effect in the new year. “It would hopefully go for third reading and adoption sometime in the new year.” reporter@nanaimobulletin.com

Nanaimo city council says it isn’t ready to demand Metro Vancouver scrap a proposed waste-to-energy incinerator at Duke Point, prompting one area resident to ask: just how long will it take to make a decision? “This has been going on and on and on,” said Barbara McPherson, a Cedar resident. “They keep saying they need more information, but how much? It’s been six months – that’s more than a semester of college – and it’s wearing on people.” Nanaimo city council shelved a decision to oppose a $500-million incinerator at Duke Point in front of a gallery of more than 90 people, which turned out to the open meeting Monday to show opposition and support for the plant. Council has been considering action on a potential incinerator at the industrial park since June, when the board of the Regional District of Nanaimo was made aware of the potential for Metro Vancouver to barge garbage to Vancouver Island. The RDN board – which includes city councillors – voted last summer to oppose the project within its boundaries. Now, with Nanaimo announced as a possible incinerator site, it’s time for Nanaimo council to make a decision on the issue, according to Coun. George Anderson, who made the motion to oppose the burn facility. He also called for Nanaimo to be scratched off Metro Vancouver’s list as a possible candidate, pointing out the city shouldn’t host someone else’s garbage. Councillors Ted Greves and Diane Brennan supported the bid. u See ‘COUNCILLORS’ /13

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The toughest part of the campaign is the physical effort of lifting and carrying containers of heavy coins, but Thorpe said he hopes the larger coin denominations mean the campaign will raise more money than ever before. Coins can be dropped off at InPrint, John’s Bedroom Barn, Northridge Fitness, Canadian Tire, Sink or Swim Scuba, La-Z-Boy, Royal LePage at Brooks Landing, Coast Realty Downtown, ICBC Driver Licensing Centre, Cline Medical Centre and Quality Foods in University Village, or the News Bulletin, 777 Poplar St. The campaign wraps up Dec. 19.

Vancouver Island University students need better access to health care close to campus, says the executive director of the students’ union. “A lot of students who go to VIU come from out of town, certainly a number of them are international,” said Michael Olson, executive director for the university students’ union. “If they are here for the long term – up to four years for a degree – it’s difficult to always use walk-in clinics, especially because of how busy walk-in clinics can be, and not having a personal connection can be troubling for people.” According to university relations, the institution has long recognized health care for staff and students as a priority and is now considering options for new services. University spokespeople are mum on the models being looked at, the funding and location of potential health care services, claiming it’s still too early to make anything public. But the Nanaimo Division of Family Practice – the group helping a lot of the university with a care proposal – students who health says the idea is to hire a nurse practitioner to go to Viu lead a campus clinic come from and help address an student out of town. under-served population. While the university wouldn’t comment on the potential for a nurse practitioner, the prospect of a health care clinic for students is an exciting prospect for the student union, said Olson. The student body numbered 17,000 last year, with 30 per cent coming from other parts of B.C. or out-of-province. They are no longer in an area where they have a family doctor and walk-in clinics near campus can be “backed up for a number of hours,” making it difficult to students to work health care around class schedules, he said. Other universities across Canada offer students on-campus medical clinics, including Thompson Rivers University and the University of Victoria. The student union would like VIU to offer similar services to provide students with more timely and convenient access close to classes and residences. There is also the potential for student-focused clinics to catch campus health trends and created targeted awareness campaigns, Olson said. “We haven’t received a lot of specifics at this time [about] any plans ... coming down the pipe, but certainly there has been increased talk about these needs and we are very excited to potentially work with the university,” he said.

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he News Bulletin’s Pennies for Presents fundraising drive relied on volunteers to pick up and deliver donated coins to more volunteers who counted and rolled the copper. Times have changed; the penny has been pulled from circulation, the drive is now called Coins for Kids, but fundamentals of the program have stayed the same. Volunteers continue to pull their weight for the cause of raising cash to buy Christmas presents for children from Nanaimo’s underprivileged families and stock the shelves of local food banks. Pete MacDonald and Ian Thorpe have been friends since they were young and have had long-standing association with the News Bulletin. MacDonald says he can’t remember when he started helping his dad Tom with the campaign in its early days, but after the heavy lifting got to be too much for his father, MacDonald just carried on. MacDonald’s parents, Tom and Wig, now both 87, continued on with the tedious task of rolling all the larger denominations and left penny rolling to residents at Berwick on the Lake retirement community. The demise of the penny means Berwick residents will sort and roll all denominations from here on. Coins for Kids supports three charities in Nanaimo – the Great Nanaimo Toy Drive, Nanaimo Boys and Girls Club and the Salvation Army. Since its inception in 1996, the annual campaign raised more than $160,000 in Nanaimo alone – Black Press’s Island newspapers also participate in coin drives. Picking up and delivering coins has its challenges. “The hardest part is the snow and the weather and the deadlines to try and get stuff in on time,” MacDonald said. But MacDonald says he believes in the cause and the dedication is there. Even a head-on collision that totalled his van while delivering rolled coins several years ago hasn’t dissuaded him. Thorpe has been a columnist for the paper for several years and pens a Christmas poem each holiday season, too. “I knew [Pete] was involved

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ian Thorpe, left, and Pete MacDonald ship the first load of coins for Kids, which proved a tad heavy for their cart Wednesday, from News Bulletin offices to volunteers at Berwick on the Lake who will roll the coins.

in this Pennies for Presents, so I talked to him one day and offered to help,” Thorpe said. “It seemed like a good cause and because I knew him I thought it would be fun to hang out with him and help him – and it has been a lot of fun.” Thorpe said for him volunteering for Coins for Kids is highly rewarding for not a huge commitment. “I’m really impressed with the program,” Thorpe said. “The people at Berwick who volunteer to do the rolling of the money and the people at TD Bank are extremely friendly, so we just do our part and it’s not a huge commitment and it’s very rewarding.”

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Sweet samples Ken Harper, left, pastry chef instructor for Vancouver Island University’s baking program, Miriam Popma, student, and Mark Pennington, Barry Callebaut Western Canada regional sales manager, check out few chocolate offerings Thursday when Cacao Barry Chocolate, a division of Barry Callebaut, donated 500 kilograms of chocolate to the culinary program.

Regional District of Nanaimo transit has a policy in place to deal with the less-than-ideal driving conditions that could result from the colder weather. In the event of snow, flooding and other natural disasters, the regional district transit system will re-route buses in order to maintain efficiency and passenger and driver safety as part of its Adverse Weather Condition Policy. According to the regional district,

some examples of modifications include no service for Route 1A (Woodgrove to Downtown); no service to the Vancouver Island University exchange for Route 4 and Route 6 buses, with passenger pick up and drop off along Wakesiah Avenue. More information on adverse weather bus routing can be found at www.rdn. bc.ca, transit Twitter feed (@RDN_Transit) and Facebook page (Nanaimo Regional Transit System).

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Driver service kept busy Operation Red Nose opened its holiday season on the weekend by getting dozens of drivers, passengers and vehicles safely home. Organizers reported 32 volunteers gave 32 rides to 70 clients and tallied up 672 km on the road following social events. Early numbers indicate the service will match figures from previous years. Operation Red Nose is a confidential service for anyone operating a vehicle who does not wish to drive their car for any reason. Please call 250-755-6969.

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the money needed to assemble 85 family food hampers or enough food, at $129 for a three-person family hamper, to feed about 256 people for a day. “We’re not really sure why it’s so bad,” Anderson said. “We’re just finding that we’re

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Selling the names of civic facilities to corporate sponsors could pump millions of dollars into city coffers, according to a Nanaimo city councillor supporting a look at naming rights. The City of Nanaimo is exploring the potential to cash in on naming rights for playing fields to public buildings, with aims to fill budget gaps and raise new revenue. It’s not alone. Cash-strapped municipalities across the country are looking to corporate sponsors for alternative revenue to keep taxes down and user fees in line. While there is criticism that the economic returns and CHRIS BUSH/THe NewS BUlleTIN privatization of public spaces Bill Mckay, Nanaimo city councillor, sees corporate sponsorships and naming rights as a way to offset rising isn’t worth the sale of naming rights, local governments maintenance and operating costs of public facilities such as Frank crane Arena. that have partnered with corporations say deals have been Crane [Arena] to the Telus be named after a corporaThese are public buildings, a win. Centre and create revenue tion. But “on the other side it paid for with the public purse, T h e C o w i c h a n Va l l e y from that?” also helps keep that building Rose-Redwood said. Regional District named its Nanaimo city officials will running and operating and “By slapping a corporate Cowichan Community Centre mull the potential to get cor- improvements given without name on it, basically it’s privaafter Island Savings in a $1-mil- porate sponsorships – and having tax dollars invested tizing public space,” he said. lion, 10-year deal that pays the facility names it has avail- into it,” he said. Nanaimo’s mayor, however, for annual capital improve- able to sell – during a workT h e N o r t h O k a n a g a n says the opportunities for corments for the facility while shop this December. regional district would have porate sponsorship should be the Regional District of North According to city staff mem- seen a revenue loss if it hadn’t considered. Okanagan covers the operat- bers sponsorship isn’t a com- signed a deal with Kal-Tire to It would have to be the right ing costs for Kal-Tire Place – a plete departure for Nanaimo, help pay the operating costs. fit for Nanaimo – not “Harry’s multi-purpose arena – with a which has a 20-year naming But Dr. Reuben Rose-Red- Marijuana sponsoring a buildfour-year $145,000 contract. deal for the Port Theatre. wood, a University of Victoria ing or anything,” he said. Coun. Bill McKay and Mayor Arena advertising and third- geographer studying naming But he sees the potential to John Ruttan both see the party events, like skating, are rights across the country, advance the timetable on potential for sponsors to help also part of deals with compa- said not all communities are capital projects sooner with the City of Nanaimo in similar nies. jumping on board. Statistics outside money and upgrades ways. But this would mean taking show just over 14 per cent of for facilities the city currently Naming rights deals for ice naming rights and sponsor- municipalities in Canada have doesn’t have the money to fix, sheets to parks and arenas ships to a bigger level, said some naming right agreement like Caledonia Park. could generate multi-million Suzanne Samborski, the new in place – leaving 78 per cent “If someone came along dollars in new revenue to fund head of the city’s culture without. and said I really want to put more trails, fields rinks and department. Rose-Redwood is convinced money into it. I want to pay facilities without the need for In 2008, the Cowichan Com- there is low economic return half a million dollars and higher taxes, McKay said. munity Centre was named for small and medium-sized really upgrade it and I want to “I know there is a desire for Island Savings, which had its communities, which offer call it Acme Building Caledomore fields in Nanaimo, more logo splashed across the front corporations less visibility nia Park, I don’t see a problem trails, more parks, more rinks, of the building. and smaller entertainment with it,” Ruttan said. more ice – so this could be a Ron Austen, general man- markets than Toronto or The city meets with the great way of just looking out ager of parks, recreation and New York. There could also Sponorship Group to talk of the box and seeing what culture for the Cowichan Val- be costs to create a sponsor- about opportunities Dec.17. opportunities may be out ley Regional District said quite ship campaign and questions The meeting is open to the there,” McKay said. “Could a few people believed the about the limits public spaces public. we change the name of Frank community centre shouldn’t should be commercialized. news@nanaimobulletin.com

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Council silent on incinerator

City council seems to be content with a hazy future when it comes to a waste-toenergy incinerator in Nanaimo. It hasn’t been any sort of secret that companies were considering barging over Vancouver’s garbage to be burned at Duke Point. The municipality has long been aware of the intentions of project bidders Wheelabrator and Urbaser, but has wished to reserve comment. Well, the project has now been longlisted, and we got to hear a smattering of those comments. What we’re still waiting for is a simple yes or no. Council had the opportunity to speak its mind this week when Coun. George Anderson tabled a motion to send Metro Vancouver a letter of rejection. Councillors decided instead to do nothing. They said they don’t have enough information, that there hasn’t been public consultation. The fact is that councillors have a lot of information. City staff have met with the proponents. They know where the plant will be built, what it will look like, how many jobs it will create. They know how much garbage it will burn, how much pollution it will spew. The Regional District of Nanaimo formally opposed an incinerator months ago – if the RDN had enough information then, why doesn’t the municipality have enough info now? Based on the comments that they have publicly murmered, a majority of councillors are against the incinerator. They could take a stand, but taking a stand is rarely smart politics and so instead they’ll hedge, pander and let this public process play out to predictably inconclusive ends. The city’s own strategic plan preaches environmental responsibility. We can be principled and say we don’t want to build Vancouver a giant smokestack and let another community do it. Or we can take the cash and cough. Or maybe Nanaimo won’t even get any say in the matter because our council is content to keep quiet, and instead just sit there, in a haze. The Nanaimo News Bulletin is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

Greenhouse gas trial balloon leaks Last week I described the Squamish and Campbell River. inevitable demise of B.C.’s And with the surge of LNG “carbon neutral government” activity around Kitimat and scheme, which continues to Prince Rupert already changing take millions from hospitals the landscape, questions and schools to fund greenhouse linger about the pollution and gas reduction projects of greenhouse gas impacts. questionable value. As she left for the It’s like the AirCare program, a government’s largest ever pollution solution that sounded trade mission to Asia, Premier great at the time. AirCare soon Christy Clark dismissed a study found itself chasing diminishing that estimated the impact of environmental three LNG plants. returns, made That study, done by B.C. redundant by new Kitimat environment VIEWS vehicle technology group Skeena Wild, and the financial need assumed “direct Tom Fletcher to save fuel. Public drive” technology to Black Press sector carbon offsets chill and compress will suffer the same gas for export. It fate, growing as a concluded that three political liability as plants would burn their effectiveness two and a half times declines. the amount of natural All this is separate gas currently used in from B.C.’s carbon Metro Vancouver. tax and greenhouse Clark and gas reduction program, another Environment Minister Mary environmental trial balloon that Polak relied on the same talking is sinking back to Earth. point to reject the study. Former premier Gordon The technology of powering Campbell’s climate goals LNG is still being negotiated, officially remain in place: 33 per as producers work toward cent greenhouse gas reduction environmental permits, so the by 2020 and a whopping 80 per total can’t be calculated yet. cent by 2050. If the gas boom Clark has repeatedly argued proceeds as planned, B.C. that B.C. LNG should get credit domestic emissions will not be for displacing coal in China down, but up substantially by and elsewhere. I asked Polak 2020. if the international community New liquefied natural gas would accept B.C.’s assertion export proposals continue that emissions from our LNG to pop up, the latest ones on production shouldn’t count. former industrial sites near “We haven’t said we won’t

count them,” Polak replied. “What the premier’s talked about and I’ve talked about is that this whole issue of how one accounts for greenhouse gases in a particular region is one that is constantly evolving. There are regularly changes to the international standards for accounting for these things and reporting them. And certainly the ability for one jurisdiction to impact positively on the GHG emissions of another, we think is appropriately considered in how one accounts for these things.” Clark visited the Jiangsu LNG import facility in China that could be a key export destination. Globe and Mail China correspondent Nathan Vanderklippe covered the premier’s visit. He reports that the gas being imported at Jiangsu isn’t replacing coal. It’s being used in addition to coal in peak demand periods. Clark also visited Japan, another key customer for LNG. The whole world knows why Japan needs new energy sources. It needs to replace production from its disastertainted nuclear facilities. Will B.C. LNG be part of the solution to human-induced climate change? On the evidence so far, the answer is no. u Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalNews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

‘B.C. domestic emissions will not be down, but up substantially by 2020.’


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afford it anymore. Visitors are not coming over as they used to. The few that still occasionally use the ferries are doing all they can to leave their cars behind by walking on. Is it a sin to have worked hard all your life, paying into a pension, then expecting some comfort at the end of it?

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Nanaimo should seize opportunity at Duke Point To the Editor,

Re: Nanaimo cited for incinerator shortlist, Nov. 26. Nanaimo’s economy should not be solely dependent on the future of low-paying tourism jobs. Will the city and the pork barrellers called the Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation ever expand our industrial tax base? Options are few for Duke Point. To miss any new industry offering to come here would just say to the world, Nanaimo is closed and only talks the talk. NEDC has shown me it thinks server jobs will keep young people from leaving town. This waste-to-energy plant will open Duke Point to more business. Don’t blow this opportunity, please. Neil Saunders Nanaimo

Garbage incinerator would set city back To the Editor,

Re: Nanaimo cited for incinerator shortlist, Nov. 26. I strongly oppose the construction of a garbage incinerator at Duke Point. The proponents of this project argue that it will create jobs. But any economic benefit gained from the project will be far outweighed by the damage that it will do to Nanaimo’s reputation, the dicincentive it will be to people who otherwise might choose to live here, and the negative impact it will have on property values. The fact of the

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matter is that no one wants to live in close proximity to a garbage incinerator. I have been encouraged recently by the exciting developments that are taking shape in our city. These have included the airport expansion, the acquisition by the city of lands south of the Gabriola ferry terminal, the downtown hotel project and the proposed foot passenger ferry. The construction of a garbage incinerator at Duke Point would be a huge step backwards. At this stage in our development, the last thing we need is to become known as the city where the garbage from the two and a half million residents of Greater Vancouver goes to be disposed of.

Peter Giovando Nanaimo

Listen before judging on waste-to-energy

To the Editor,

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has completed its meeting, with no general agreement on any of the subjects discussed. The models projected from the data of the historical and recent records were not in line with recent observations and indeed Al Gore’s hockey stick scenario has been broken with the observed temperature rising at an even lower rate than any of the recent forecasts. In March it was forecast by the Atlantic Hurricane Centre, that 2013 would produce 12 or 13 named hurricanes (an aboveaverage number) at least half of which would hit the U.S.A. This season has turned out to be the ‘quietest’ ever and it has been amusing to watch the excuses issued each month from the ‘Hurricane Centre’ as it was forced to reduce its forecasts. I suppose I am a ‘climate denier,’ but as yet there is no scientific proof that CO2 is responsible for global warming, although the interim report from the IPCC thinks the association is “extremely likely” to be causal. ‘Likely’ and even ‘extremely likely’ do not prove anything, they are solely opinions.

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To the Editor, Re: Councillor opposes garbage incinerator, Dec. 3. After council’s Monday agenda had been sent out, Coun. George Anderson slyly fired off an e-mail mentioning he’d be sneaking in some late motion in a couple of short days to kibosh a waste-to-energy facility. No real advance notice given, no time for civic leaders to gather comprehensive facts on a very serious and big project, one way or the other. The councillor had decided this would no doubt be his claim to fame. It backfired. Whether you are for or against such a facility is not the point. The point is, no one should try to halt debate before discussion has begun. By pandering to an assembled crowd for votes, Anderson miscalculated the rest of the city fathers and mothers would not follow in his line like ill-informed sheep. Commendably, they tabled the motion and await detailed information. The whole stupid debacle, shouting for or against, could have easily been avoided by arranging all sides, including the incinerator company, to answer straightforward questions so a process could be rightfully followed. No one should crown themselves judge, jury and executioner. And definitely not before all the facts have been presented and debated.

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The buzzing of razors and snipping of scissors heralded the end of November last week in Nanaimo. With the end of the month came the end of the Movember prostate cancer awareness campaign, which saw men growing various forms of facial hair – moustaches, goatees, beards – during the month. El Martel, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer four years ago, believes strongly in the cause. He grew his hair for two years and moustache for 40, seeing both shorn Saturday at a Movember-end event at the Hammond Bay Road Coastal Community Credit Union with assistance from a stylist from Persona Hair Group. Martel, who raised $1,482 (as of Saturday) and donated his hair, had his cancer detected early and is living with it, side-effect free. He is hoping that people follow his example with early and regular screenings. “The most important reason is to make men and women aware to go see [their] doctor at least once a year for a complete checkup and blood work,” Martel said. “It’s up to the women to tell their men, ‘Go see a doctor every year,’ and the women themselves too. Go see a doctor every year for a complete checkup and early diagnosis of any problems you may have.” SportsBarbers in Nanaimo also had a Movember-end event Saturday, with about

six people getting their hair and moustaches clipped – $540 was raised through 50/50 draws and donations. “We raised money that night at the event and we gave it to (fundraiser) Malcolm Neville ... and he takes it as a single donation from SportsBarbers and adds it to his own fundraising efforts,” said owner Melissa Hoffort. As for Martel, a member of the non-profit service club Kin Canada, he will grow his hair back and is challenging Kinsmen and Kinettes (club members) across the country to follow in his hair-razing footsteps. “Our motto at [Kin Canada] is to support the community’s greatest needs and if we’re alive, we can [do that] but if we’re sick and worse, we can’t so early diagnosis is the biggest thing,” Martel said.

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Councillors ask for more information on project u From /1 B re n n a n a rg u e d a burn facility isn’t compatible with the Harbour City’s push to be a tourism destination and could jeopardize projects, like the proposed passenger ferry. It’s also patently undeniable that there’s citizen opposition to the incinerator, she said, adding she doesn’t think politicians can stand idly by and watch as Nanaimo becomes a repository for the Lower Mainland’s garbage. But in a 6-3 vote, council opted to postpone a decision until Metro Vancouver wraps up public consultation for the sites next year, calling it premature to shut off discussions. Those who supported the delay said they wanted more questions answered and community discussions. Councillors Bill McKay and Bill Bestwick suggested the issue go to referendum next year. “I don’t want to be one of the nine people making a decision. I want 86,000 to make a decision,” McKay said. “I want this to go to referendum next year on election day when ... the community has had plenty of time to digest all the information.” Metro Vancouver, which already has a waste-to-energy facility in Burnaby, is looking for a second site where it can burn 370,000 tonnes of municipal garbage each year. It has made public four sites picked by proponents for the technology, including Nanaimo. Another six sites are expected to be announced in early 2014. Mayor John Ruttan initially said he believed council would likely take a stance on the incinerator if Duke Point was formally proposed as a site by Wheelabrator Technologies and Urbaser. While the community would likely have two or three months to make a decision, “I suggest the public will want a commitment from council much sooner than that,” he said in November. “It is prudent to wait 10 days to see if Duke Point is under final determina-

tion … at that point we will really get at it and support or reject it.” Now – after conversations with Metro Va n c o u v e r – t h e mayor says council

feels there is “more time now available and wants to take a very close second look at the project.” Ruttan, who voted to delay the motion to oppose the incinera-

tor, said he also wants the proponents to hold public meetings – and wait to see if any other Nanaimo sites are pitched as candidates for an incinerator.

Anderson is disappointed council wants to wait when it has had months to learn about the project. He is also concerned a delayed motion could mean a “lost opportu-

nity” if council doesn’t vote to take it off the table next year. “Council members are in a leadership role and are supposed to make a decision on behalf of the commu-

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LOST AND FOUND LOST DOG. Black & white chihuahua mix female. Blue flea collar, name Sadie, in Harewood area. (250)701-3514.

Marcella Nowatzki Executor c/o David Brown, Barrister & Solicitor, #106 - 360 Selby Street, Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R5

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: THE ESTATE of JOSEPH SIMON DECEASED, late of NANAIMO, BC. NOTICE is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the estate of the above deceased are hereby required to send them to the undersigned 2356 Troy Anne Way V9T 3W5, before January 7, 2014, after which date the Executor will distribute the said estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which he then has notice. RON MATTHEWS Executor

DEATHS

DEATHS

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS OF HELMUT NOWATZKI, DECEASED IS HEREBY GIVEN. Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Helmut Nowatzki, Deceased, also known as Helmut Franz Nowatzki, formerly of 463 Berry Point Road, Gabriola, BC V0R 1X1, who died at Gabriola, British Columbia on August 4, 2013, are hereby required to send full particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor at the address shown below, on or before January 17, 2014.

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LOST HEARING Aid North Town Mall or the Hospital. If found please call (250)7411154. LOST: UPPER dentures, Country Club area. Please phone (250)758-2518

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Gertrud Sophie Wilhelmine Gerke

November 2, 1932 – November 30, 2013

July 3, 1925 – November 14, 2013

Sadly, we announce the death of Alan on Saturday, November 30, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jean; children, Linda and Dinah (Craig) of Langley and daughterin-law Tina of Nanaimo; grandchildren, Nikita of Nanaimo, Nastasja of Vancouver, Denis and Amie of Edmonton, and Sydney of Langley; brother, Jeffrey and family of Bulkington, UK; and sister-in-law Yvonne and family of Weston-Supermare, UK. Alan was predeceased by his son Christopher in 1992. Alan was a loving, caring husband, father, and grandfather whose greatest joy was spending time with his family and good friends. He was one of the founding Members of the Nanaimo Riptide Swim Club. Alan was also a very keen runner and cyclist, enjoying those sports and the friends he made participating in them. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt “thanks� to Dr Grace and the nurses of the third floor, staff and nurses in both the Emergency and Daycare Departments at NRGH for all the hours of kindness and care they gave to Alan during the past few years. At Alan’s request, no funeral service will be held. To send a condolence to the family please visit www.yatesfuneral.ca

Peacefully, with her family by her side, Gertrud Gerke died on November 14th in the Palliative Care Unit at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Predeceased by her son, Harald (1980) and her husband, Gerhard (1988). She will be greatly missed by her children: Karin in Kamloops, Gerhard (Colleen) in Lantzville, and Doris (Donald) in Nanoose Bay. Super Omi to Stephanie Wells (Daniel) and Eleanor Wells in Switzerland, Graham Wells (Mary) in Campbell River, Stuart Wells in Kamloops; Jarrett Gerke (Sonja) in Nanaimo and Kyle Gerke (Shannon) in Lantzville, Malcolm Gerke-Johnson in Vancouver, Frederick Gerke-Johnson in Nanoose Bay and Kirsten Gerke-Johnson in Sweden. Proud great-grandmother to baby Linus in Basel, Switzerland. Also mourned by her brothers: Heinrich Brase (Christel) in Parksville, Wilfried Brase (Harmine), Westerstede, Germany; her brother-in-law, Harry Gerke (Gerda) in Montreal and numerous nieces and nephews. Gertrud was born in Westerstede, Germany on July 3, 1925. She met her husband, Gerhard in Stockholm, Sweden and married him in Montreal, Canada in 1953. After suffering through a few harsh winters, in 1959 they packed their Volkswagen van with a few of their belongings and two children and moved to Nanaimo. There they bought the property that would be their home and their business. Together Gertrud and Gerhard built Green Thumb Nurseries. The business started out modestly, raising chickens, selling eggs and strawberries to augment their income from landscaping and growing plants. Through years of perseverance and hard work the business grew to what it is today. Gertrud loved to cook and bake and always welcomed people into her home. If you happened to be there at lunch you would be expected to sit down and enjoy the buffet. If you missed lunch, there was always the afternoon coffee with fresh baked cakes and goodies. She enjoyed lively conversations and discussions on a variety of topics. Gertrud also loved to drive and could often be spotted driving her red Mercedes convertible. We will all miss her daily routine of driving through the nursery and visiting at the Nursery office. The family wishes to thank the Doctors, Nurses and Staff of the fourth floor and the Palliative Care Unit at NRGH for their excellent and compassionate care. Private service will be held in January.

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IN MEMORIAM

IN MEMORIAM

In Loving Memory of

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DEATHS

Donald (Don) Kenneth Fredericks August 24, 1931 ~ November 30, 2013 Born in Round Hill, Nova Scotia, Don passed away at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on November 30, 2013 with his family by his side. He is survived by his loving wife of sixty years, Margaret; and his seven children: Dianne (Robert Cook), Douglas Donald (Sandy), Susan Malone (Dwayne), Melanie Proceviat (Wayne), Robert (Monique Schwarz), and Andrew (Patricia Johnston). He is also survived by many brothers, sisters, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will be missed by his two cats, Joey and Abby, who he adored. Don spent over 15 proud years in the Signal Corps of the Canadian military and participated in the 1963 U.N. peacekeeping mission in the Congo, Africa. He has also been a proud, long time member of the Royal Canadian Legion. A celebration of Don’s life will be held at Hope Lutheran Church, 2174 Departure Bay 106775 Road on Friday, December 6th at 1p.m. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations, in memory of Don, may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 257. The Fredericks family is grateful to Dr. R. Love and the staff at NRGH for the care they provided to Don.


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Mildred Beatrice (Bea) Mildred, 94, passed away of old age November 29, 2013 at her home in Nanaimo, BC. She was born October 6, 1919 in Barrie Ontario. Bea was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, John (Jack); by her parents, Stuart and Pearl Burridge; and by her sister, Margaret Tibbits of New Brunswick. Also by her beloved dog, Mitzy. Bea is survived by her son, Alan, his wife Patricia and daughter Suzanne of Nanaimo; and her older brother of two years, Cecil Burridge of Barrie Ontario. From an early age Bea worked as a sales clerk for F.W. Woolworth in Barrie. During most of her adult life, she was an avid 5-Pin Bowler at Brechin Lanes and only gave it up when she quit driving at 91. She and Jack enjoyed square dancing and were members of The Travelling Squares in Nanaimo. They also golfed for many years, both before moving to Nanaimo and long after. There will be no service at Bea’s request. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Nanaimo SPCA, or the charity of your choice.

An opportunity for a full-time Accountant Level 1 position is available in our Support Services department. This is a full-time position and will commence as soon as possible. The salary grade is that of Group 3 on the union salary scale. If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a covering letter and resume outlining your qualifications by 4:00 pm December 13, 2013 to: Kimberley Judson, CHRP Manager, HR & Communication Ladysmith & District Credit Union kjudson@ldcu.ca For a full description of the job posting, please see our website www.ldcu.ca and click “Careers�.

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August 6, 1953 – November 29, 2013 It is with great sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the untimely passing of beloved husband, father, and brother Bob Gold on Friday, November 29, 2013, with family members by his side. Predeceased by his father James (Jim) Gold in 1992 and his mother Shirley earlier this year, Bob is survived by his loving wife Linda, his stepson Erik Lane, and his daughter Jamie. He is also survived by his sister Anne (Donald), his sister Barbara (Paul), his brother David (Tracey), and a large extended family. Bob was the eldest of four children and was born and raised in Nanaimo. He graduated from Nanaimo District Secondary School and then completed a Bachelor of Physical Education degree at the University of British Columbia. Bob worked briefly in Vancouver and Kelowna before returning to the hometown he loved. His career path took him into marketing and sales, working many years with Hub City Paving and then most recently with Inland Kenworth. Bob was an outgoing, giving person who cared deeply about his family, his friends, and his community. For many years, he was a member of the Nanaimo North Rotary Club. He was an avid athlete and sportsman all his life, playing baseball, lacrosse, and hockey in his youth. In later years, he coached and officiated in several sports. Among other positions, he served as president of Nanaimo Minor Baseball, Nanaimo Baseball Umpires’ Association, Nanaimo Hockey Referees’ Association, and the Nanaimo Riptides Swim Club and was a current board member of Swim  BC. Bob had a wonderful enthusiasm for life. He was devoted to his family and will be greatly missed by many. A memorial service to celebrate Bob’s life will be held at 3  p.m. on Monday, December  16, 2013, at the Nanaimo Golf Club (A.V.  Macan Room), 2800  Highland Boulevard. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity or a local minor sport in Bob’s memory.

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Knitting, Sewing, Jewelry, Handmade Christmas Cards & Baked Goods BC Pensioners & Seniors Hall 2465 Labieaux Rd, Nanaimo

Pre-Christmas Blowout Unique Gifts & Original Art Large Inventory Reasonable Prices

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EAVESTROUGH BRAD’S HOME DETAILING Specializing in Cleaning Windows/Gutters/Vinyl siding (by brush). De-mossing roofs. Power Washing. Insured. Brad 250-619-0999

GARDENING LOCAL LANDSCAPES. Landscape Maintenance, Fall Clean-up & Pruning. Call Mike (250)616-2410.

Help Wanted LADYSMITH PRESS needs physically fit individuals for their continually expanding collating department. Part time positions available 8 - 16 hrs/wk, $10.34/hr. Afternoon and graveyard shifts - must be available Tuesdays or Wednesdays or both. Benefits, profit sharing and advancement opportunities. Please submit your resume between 9 am and 5 pm in person to: Ladysmith Press, 940 Oyster Bay Drive, Ladysmith, BC or mail to: Ladysmith Press, PO Box 400, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A3. No phone calls please. We would like to thank in advance all who apply, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

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LEAD COOK: 6 month contract starting January 10, 2014, possibly extending further. Minimum 5 years culinary experience, retreat experience an asset. Part time; full time during peak operating times. Please forward resume and cover letter by December 2013, 2013 to Judi Malcolm, brcjmalcolm@shaw.ca. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you. Occupational Level 3 First Aid Attendant required for Wednesday night graveyard shift in Ladysmith. This position would be best suited for a physically fit person able to work in a production environment. Please submit your resume with a photocopy of your valid First Aid certificate to: Ladysmith Press, P.O. Box #400 Ladysmith, B.C. V9G 1A3.

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COMPUTER SERVICES COMPUTER PRO.$30 service call. Mobile Certified Computer Tech. Virus removal. Seniors discount. 250-802-1187.

UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE Students wanted for summer management positions with Student Works. Full business training provided. Challenging learning experience, huge resume builder. Average earnings summer 2013 $20,500. Info call 1-800-665-4992 or www.studentworks.ca Deadline October 30.

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS ALL TRADES- Home updates? Hardwood, Tile, Laminate, Kitchen & Bath Reno’s. All exterior Roofing, Siding, Decks & Fencing. References available. 250-722-0131. BLUE OX Home ServicesExpert Renovation & Handyman Services. Refs & Insured. Call 250-713-4409, visit us at: www.Blueoxhomeservices.ca

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A-ONE PAINTING and Wallpapering. Serving Nanaimo for 30 years. Senior Discount. Free estimates. 250-585-6499

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

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FUEL/FIREWOOD APPROX 2.5 CORD loads of dry slab wood. Delivered. $160. Call (250)754-2276. COASTAL MOUNTAIN FIREWOOD- Call 250-468-9660. 1-866-768-8886 (Nanoose).

FURNITURE CHRISTMAS SOON come and see a good bargain; loveseat, 2 seater, skirted, high back, well upholstered, soft sage green $375 and much more. Call (250)586-8922. DINING SET with buffet and six chairs (2 captains) plus two leafs. Solid wood. Mediterranean style. Call 250-752-9548 or 250-248-7771 MOVING MUST Sell- Metal bar height dining room table (glass top) + 8 chairs, $400. good condition. Call (250)5863624 for info and viewing. NEW QUEEN MATTRESS SET. Brand new. In original plastic. $200. (250)713-9680 QUEEN ANN leg 4 seater sea foam green French Provincial sofa tufted back, w/matching chair, like new, $600. Tea wagon fruit wood, w/2 drop leafs & drawer, $99. Computer swivel chair, $45. Large filagree mirror, $100. Wrought iron sofa table, (tiled top), $40. RV cover, 34’ to 37’ Class A or C, new, $300. (250)758-6975. QUEEN SIZE mattress & box spring with frame. Scandinavian design 8 yrs old. $300. Call 250-248-7911 SHERATON DINING chairs (5), $400; Piecrust coffee table, $150; Queen Anne bench, $150; 2 Occasional chairs, $150. (250)390-2805

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STANNEH STRAIGHT chair lift, $1000. Power lift chair, new, $650. (250)760-7009.

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.

DOWNSIZING. Many items 40-65 yrs old are still thoughtful Xmas gifts. Exquisite China/Glass & Crystal,8 pce Punch Bowl Set,hand & elec.tools, Drapery Rods, African Animal Carvings,2 Briefcases, pipes & tobacco, men’s jewelry, fireplace insert, 91/Explorer,Toque’s,Saddle, Air compressor, Seed spreader,Wine btls & filter pump,Childs 4pc kitchen playset, Walnuts,Squash & Garlic! 250-248-4495.

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

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

DOWNSIZING wool rug 5 x 7, collectors 4 porcelain dolls, Denby dish set, Pen Delfin plate, glass salad bowl set, 3 English plates, oak organ stool, Ken Christmas print, star bucks world mugs (14oz), gramophone & variety of records. 250-586-5528 AUSTRALIAN THEMED Christmas Light Display- 6 White Boomers, Emu, Platypus, Koala, Santa and sleigh, $500 obo. (250)756-6125.

DOUBLE ELECTRIC Bed, with remote control, headboard & mattress. Exc. cond. $1000. (250)751-7941, Nanaimo.

CLEANING SERVICES

CLEANING SERVICES

NEAT FREAKS CLEANING SERVICES

INDUSTRIAL BUILT log splitter. 30 ton, pull & electric start, Honda 13 hp with lift table. For more info call Doc 250-2468111 LARGE COLLECTION of rebuilt bicycles. Large quantity of fishing gear. Antique china cabinet w/glass front & other furniture items! 250-748-8270

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

LARGE GLOBE w/light, $20. Webster dictionary 4x11, on stand, $20. Goose down duvet, queen size, $50. Portrait of a pretty lady, gold framed, 30x20, $20. Antique car collection displayed in frame, $50. Hospital bed, hardly used w/linens, $750.(250)751-2142.

ELECTRIC MEDICAL bed, foot, head and height raise, mattress new, has only been used with foam topper and mattress cover on it, has 2 sets of foot and head boards, 1 set dark other light, has attachable side rails. Retail$2500, excellent condition. Sell, $1000. (250)751-1714.

778 350 6889 Grape press, wood w/ metal stand, 21”w27”h. Grinder, fits wheelbarrow. 4’x2’ plastic container. 5gal clear glass bottles. $500 for all. 250-709-9979

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

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Forum Bindings, Forum Boots (Ladies Size 6). Brand New! Used twice on the Bunny Hill! $250 obo. (250)591-8959

REAL ESTATE APARTMENT/CONDOS

POTTER’S WHEEL for sale. Excellent condition. Asking $500.00. Please call to view 250-897-3142. SEARS “FREE Spirit” treadmill, $800 obo. Entertainment centre, solid oak, fits 36” TV, $135 obo. Delco Car dolly, new tires and tilting ramp, $1000 obo. (250)723-8636.

VARIOUS SECOND hand household items at Red’s Emporium. Furniture, tools, dishes, etc. 19 High St, Ladysmith. Call 250-245-7927.

ATTENTION SENIORS Central Duncan 954 sq.ft. second floor. Reduced to $151,900, 55+ building @ 650 Dobson Rd. Call 250-815-0866

DUPLEX/4-PLEX OPEN HOUSE- Sat & Sun, every weekend, 1-4pm. New Duplex’s For Sale 5909 & 5911 Stone haven Rd in Stone Manor Estate’s (behind Hospital). 1850sq ft each, 3 bdrms, 4 bath, 5 appls and much more. $309,000. Call Gord (250)710-1947.

FOR SALE BY OWNER 2-BDRM, 1 bath condo with ocean and mountain views. Corner unit with large deck & gas F/P. Quiet, secure adult bldg with elevator. Includes 5 appliances. For more info or viewing call Jim at (778)4211310 or Ted at (250)723-8089, Pt. Alberni. Asking $175,900. 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

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A lovely 1650 sq ft rancher on .46 acre corner lot in a quiet, friendly rural neighborhood, close to storries beach&oyster rv. nicely landscaped,fenced backyard,garden,dogpen,new flooring,countertops,updated fixtures,bright D/R 3 bdrms,1.5 bth+ fam rm,mud rm,attached 19x11 shop, forced air natural gas heat. $287,000. 250-9233150

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REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

FOR SALE BY OWNER

FOR SALE BY OWNER

FOR SALE BY OWNER

APARTMENT/CONDO

RECREATION

CARS

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

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1956 CHEVROLET WAGON $22,500. 350/Automatic, new floor pans, body mounts, carpets, seat foam, sound proofed floors, one of a kind wooden rear deck, collector plated a must see. Ralph @ 250-752-9855

‘97 SOUTHWIND STORM.34 ft Class A Gas GM 65,000 miles, big slide A/C’s. Levelers, gen.set, queen bed walk around. Too much to list. Come & look. 778-455-4589

CUSTOM BUILT- this house is in its own category! Featuring a covered cedar back deck, stamped concrete surface, accessible from living, kitchen and master bedroom. Granite counter tops, dual wall ovens, 5 burner gas range proudly stand out in an open layout to the living room, formal dining and breakfast nook. 3 bedrooms, main bath, powder room, ensuite & laundry on main floor. Flooring is hardwood & marble. Master bedroom is exotic hardwood and heated marble in the ensuite. Basement boasts 9’ ceilings, walk out, 3 framed bedrooms, two rough plumbed bathrooms & ample space. There is a large concrete room underneath the garage accessible from main area in basement. Above the garage is an attic room just for storage! Homes heating/AC system is geothermal. Basement walls are constructed with ICF (insulated concrete forms) as well as spray foam joist ends, creating an extremely energy efficient home! This home will not disappoint! 1749sqft main flr, 1749sqft bsmt+ 400sq ft concrete rm under garage. Elaine, 250-964-7434, Elenore, 250743-4477. 956 Gillespie Place in Mill Bay, BC

DELUXE 1329 sqft rancher. 2 bedroom + den, 2 bath, dbl garage home. Spacious master bedroom has walk-in closet, ensuite has heated tile floors. Open living concept w/ gas fireplace, house also has a heat pump. Appliances & window coverings included. Landscaped front & back yard w/sprinkler system. Close to hospital & downtown Duncan. 10 yr New Home Warranty is in effect. 1 (778) 429-8645

GARAGE SALES

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.

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.

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

Location, Location! Walk to mall. 2 bed, 2 bath rancher in Ladysmith. Heat pump, wood fp, built-in vac. Sunroom, new windows, great home for seniors. $255,000. 250-245-1484.

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.

HOUSES FOR SALE

(250)618-5188 or (250)-591-4775

HOSPITAL AREA: Bach/1 or 2bdrm. Free h/w, heat. Free cable or net for 1 year for new tenants only. 250-616-1175 Meicor Properties Chemainus: Lockwood Villa. Well kept bldg, 1 bdrm $625, available now. N/S, 1 small pet welcome. 250-246-1033. www.meicorproperties.com Meicor Properties Ladysmith: bachelor unit avail now $590/mo incl. heat & hot water, sm pets ok. 250-9246966. www.meicorproperties.com NANAIMO: CLEAN, quiet 1 bdrm suites. Hot water incl’d, on bus route. $545/mo. 1 yr lease, ref’s & credit check req’d. Avail. Dec 1. Call 250754-8411. NANAIMO: QUIET, clean and comfortable 1 bdrm. Central location, views, intercom, elevator. Free hot water. N/S, N/P. Refs. $650/mo. Call Mark/Don 250-753-8633.

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

33’ CONVERTED Trawler with 6 cylinder Isuzu deisel engine with 2100 hours. Ready to fish or cruise. Good electronics, Survey valued at $25,000. Sell for $8500. Call Jim at (778)421-1310 or Ted at (250)723-8089, Pt. Alberni. For more info or viewing.

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GREAT STARTER or retirement house. 2-bdrm, 1 bath with full walk-out basement. Freshly painted and updated. New roof. Carport in front and alley access to 24x30 garage. Large yard with fruit trees. For info or viewing phone Jim at 778-421-1310 or Ted at 250723-8089. Pt. Alberni. Asking $165,900.

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

INDOOR GARAGE SALE Sat & Sun, December 7th & 8th 10a.m. ~ 3p.m. 2330 McCullough Rd, Nanaimo (off Northfield) Tools, outdoor sports items, quality bird feeders, clothing, household items, yard tools & garden art, snow blower, brand new King Bed!

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

FRIDAY DEC 6TH & SATURDAY DEC 7th 8:30 - 4:30 We’re Retiring. Everything must go... 2093 South Wellington Road Contact John Barker 250.591.2151 Email: john.barker@drobinsoncontracting.com www.drobinsoncontracting.com

SHARED ACCOMMODATION DEPARTURE BAY, lrg room; shared kitchen, bath, laundry. Cable, hydro, prkg incl. N/S Close to bus. $495/mo. (250)760-0842 Avail. immed.

SUITES, LOWER CHEMAINUS: 1 bdrm, lower level, new kitchen cabinets & carpeting, private entrance & patio in quiet setting, ocean view N/P, N/S util. incl. $725 (250) 416-0062 N. NANAIMO lrg 2bdrm bsmnt suite. Near Dover Bay school. $900; cable/internet not incld. N/S, Sm dogs ok. No partiers. Avail now. 250-756-4974. NORTH NANAIMO- 2 bdrm, 1 bath, shared W/D, D/W, no pets or parties. $850-$950. Avail Jan 1. (250)390-6855.

TRANSPORTATION

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

NANAIMO: NEWER 2 bdrm in 4 plex, 1000sqft. Near beach, surrounded by park, $850 & $900/mo inclds utils. NS/NP. (250)751-2918 or (250)7418831 after 6pm.

2004 PONTIAC Sunfire, 93,000 km. Good condition except chip on windshield. $2800 obo. (250) 746-4264 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.

SPORTS & IMPORTS 1990 TOYOTA Camry, 156,000k, recent brakes, good tires, runs excellent. $1895. 1 (250)753-6273 or phone cell (250)797-2671

MOTORCYCLES

Brown Bros Agencies Ltd.

HOSPITAL/BOWEN AREA 1 & 2 Bdrms, adult bldg, security cameras. New windows, flooring. Near shops. Sm pet ok. $695+ FREE Heat & H/W. Call 250-753-6656

1991 FORD P/U F250, 4x4, XLT, Lariat, 351 Auto Tow Package, canopy, boat racks. $2500.00. 250-336-8600 1991 Mazda MPV, seats 7, V6, fully loaded, 1 owner, 218,000 km, $995. Runs well. 250-748-1528 or 250-7327090

CHRIS CRAFT Engines For Sale. 2 Chris Craft 350 cid gasoline engines. Matched pair left hand and right hand rotation. Circa 1965, rebuilt in mid 1980’s and kept in storage ever since. Bore: 030 Mains: 010 Rods: 010 Bore: 030 Mains: 020 Rods: 020. Asking: $1600 for the pair (obo). Contact: (250)245-3004

1999 DODGE Pickup- 6 new tires, front end joints replaced, Cummins diesel engine. 250758-8930, 604-815-9075.

VOYAGER conversion from solo bike to Trike kit. requires further adaptation parts for your bike model. Was $5,000 now $1,500. 1(250)713-6653

2004 F150- 5.4 L, Heavy Duty, tow pkg, 103 , box liner, super cab, truck tires, Island truck, well maintained. $7200. Call 250-586-4716.

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

GOODYEAR SNOW tires (4) 215/60R17, low mileage. $250. (250)758-5585

AUTO FINANCING 1996 SPORTSMASTER 23.5’ 5th Wheel. Lrg 2-door fridge, stove w/oven, microwave, lrg shower, AC, awning, new rubber roof, metal siding. $6,400. 1 (250)740-3935

MISCELLANEOUS FOR RENT

2004 MAZDA B2300, 72,000 km. Mint condition inside & out. Runs perfectly. Automatic, canopy, A/C, overdrive, ABS brakes, alloy wheels, framemounted trailer hitch, AM/FM/CD player, passenger air bag on/off switch. Price $10,500. Bob at 250-743-6686 to view or for further info. 2005 EXT. Venture Van, garaged, 96,000 km’s. Original Owner. Excellent condition. $8,900. 1 (250)758-2078

Seniors Welcome!

CALL TODAY AND START PACKING!

TRUCKS & VANS

2009 SUZUKI Scooter, 650cc, Heated seats/grips, auto/ manual trani. Lots of storage & low mileage. $6,000 obo. 250713-6653

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

Close to Hospital and bus, elevator, wheelchair accessible. Special incentives for seniors. Early move-in on some suites. Free Storage (depends on availability)

Snowbird or Full-time. Well cared for 33.5 ft Montana 5th, 3 slides, huge, bright living space, W/D, lots of storage, generator. (778)418-4000 or email: fsartor@shaw.ca for more info & photos

1998 RANGER 4x4 super cab XLT. V6 standard. Power group. Tow package. No rust, good condition, runs great. $4,500 obo. Estate sale. Call (250)616-6410.

HAREWOOD: 2 bdrm sxs duplex, quiet tenants, F/S, W/D, microwave. $850 incld’s hydro and util’s. NP/NS. Avail imm. Ref’s req’d. (250)753-1657

NANAIMO: 2BDRM in large unit in 4-plex at 2506 Labieux Rd. for quiet tenant only, $850 + utils. N/P, near bus stop. (Immed). 250-729-8969.

ESTATE SALE. 1993 Gulfstream Sun Voyager 34’ widebody deluxe model, Cummins diesel auto. 4-speed. Allison transmission. Power jacks. Refurbished in & out. New fridge 2012 Low miles. Flat-screen TV. Excellent stereo. Awning with privacy curtain & window covers. $25,000. 250-335-1515.

2001 Pontiac Grand AM, 4 dr. Immaculate condition, Gold color, 104K, AM/FM w/CD player, garage kept. Ask $4250. (250) 715-0875

AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS

CLOSE TO VIU and Hospital: large 3 bdrm suite; big, bright & beautiful. 2 bath, W/D, D/W, garage, 2 living rooms, NS/NP $1100. (250) 585-2235.

HAREWOOD SXS, 3bdrm, 1.5baths, F/S, W/D hookup. N/S, N/P. Ref Req. $900. Avail Jan 1st. (250)714-6948

1992 BUICK REGAL, must sell! Ex. running order. Tilt wheel, cruise control, 2 new tires. New alternator, water pump, serpentine belt. AC & heater totally redone. $1100 obo. 250-748-0066 lv msg

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APARTMENT/CONDO

Large 2 BR. Suites

CONSTRUCTION COMPANY USED EQUIPMENT SALE

UPPER LANTZVILLE- 1 bdrm in detached house. F/S, WD, hydro and internet incld. Quiet! NS/NP. Long term, $750. Call 250-716-6797

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DIVER’S LAKE. 1/2 Duplex. 2-bdrm, 1000 sq.ft. Completely renovated, 3/4 acre. Totally fenced. N/S. 5 new appl’s. $900. Jan.1st. (250)741-4912.

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1998 23’ Wanderer Lite 5th wheel. Sleeps 6, N/S, double sinks, tub, shower, microwave, awning. Lots of storage excellent condition. $6000 OBO. 250-748-1304

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QUATERWAY AREA: 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, 1200sqft. $1095/mo+ hydro. Swimming pool. No dogs. Steve (250)667-3009. UNIVERSITY: 2 bdrm house, fenced yard, carport, $875/mo, ref’s req’d. Call (604)940-4521

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VIU & University Square- recently reno’d, 3 bdrm, 2 full baths, 2200sqft. $1195. + utils. Pet? Steve, 250-667-3009.

2005 JIMMY- 2 door, 4x4, 1 owner, 80,000 km, excellent condition. $6000 obo. Call (250)390-9369.

5TH WHEEL: 2001 22’ Komfort, 1 owner, 1 slide, sleeps 6, full bath w/tub & shower, full size fridge w/freezer, $9700 obo. 250-748-8202

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

CARS 2003 5 speed PT Crusier- timing belt, A/C, Michelin tires. $3400. Call (250)746-0007.

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Hoops season tips off The Wellington Wildcats were ready for the tipoff of basketball season, the opposition, not so much. Wellington Secondary School’s senior AA girls’ b-ball team won their first league game of the season Tuesday in their home gym, 89-10 over the Highland Raiders. The ’Cats led by an unheard-of 51-0 score at halftime. “We’ve just got to stay focused and keep mentally strong through it and not just give up in the first when we’re winning by a lot,” said Olivia Mjaaland, who scored 16 points in the win. She said the team can still use blowout games to improve, working on things like executing plays on offence. Be it a close game or a blowout, Mjaaland said basketball season is her favourite time of year. “I think we’re going to have a really good season this year,” she said. Victoria Brown was Wellington’s top scorer with 18 points and Kaitlyn Franklin, Hannah Boas and Amber John each scored 12 points. COURT SHORTS … To submit high school basketball scores and stats, e-mail sports@ nanaimobulletin.com or call 250734-4623.

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Wellington Wildcats player Olivia Mjaaland scores on a layup during a game against the Highland Raiders on Tuesday in senior AA league play at the Wellington Secondary School gym. The ’Cats won 89-10.

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All along, the NDSS Islanders trusted and supported one another. But it wasn’t until the biggest match that the girls’ bond strengthened and it couldn’t be broken and they couldn’t be beaten. Nanaimo District Secondary School’s senior AAA girls’ volleyball team won the provincial championship Saturday in Delta, defeating the host Seaquam Seahawks 25-22, 18-25, 16-25, 25-22, 21-19. “Everyone worked their hardest and we came together and just clicked and it finally pushed us over the top,” said Victoria Behie, tournament MVP. A turning point came Friday night, when the Islanders defeated the Timberline Wolves, the team they had lost to in the Vancouver Island final two weeks earlier. This time Nanaimo won 18-25, 25-22, 25-17, 27-25. “It kind of shot us forward and we all decided that we weren’t going to settle for anything less than first place,” said Behie. NDSS defeated College Heights in Saturday’s semifinal by scores of 26-24, 13-25, 29-27, 22-25, 15-11 to advance to the big game. “We did not want to lose this championship. We’d been looking forward to this match,” said Danya Nieman, a first-team all-star. “We’ve been wanting to play Seaquam in the finals for the past couple of years.”

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So it was a special moment for that to happen, especially with the match being held in Seaquam’s gym. “It was so loud,” said Nieman. “You can’t even hear yourself think,” said Behie. “You communicate with your teammates just by looking at each other. Everyone was roaring. The roar of the crowd just fires you right up. It’s such an adrenalin rush.” The intensity got drawn out over an extra-long final set before Behie delivered a spike that the Seahawks couldn’t handle and had to double hit. Match point, game over. “Wow, it was insane,” Nieman said. “I have never been so happy in my life. Our team was just bawling and it was just the most amazing experience ever.” Behie described the moment as pure, sheer happiness. “It was this exuberant feeling. Wow, we finally did it…” she said. “We are first in B.C. I can’t even express to you how happy we were. It was unbelievable.” The victory was all the more remarkable considering that it was a comparatively turbulent season for the Isles. They had a string of different coaches, but managed to maintain their drive and focus. “I could not have asked for a better group of girls to play volleyball with,” Nieman said. COURT SHORTS … The NDSS senior AA boys finished fifth at provincials in Kelowna. Caleb Harder was a first-team allstar and Jared Parhar was an honourable mention all-star. Dover Bay Secondary School’s senior AAA boys were also in Kelowna, where they placed seventh. Robbie Calvin was a second-team all-star. The Cedar Spartans senior AA girls were 13th at their provincial tournament in Surrey. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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Vancouver Island University basketball teams go into holidays in great shape It wasn’t a perfect fall semester for Vancouver Island University’s basketball program, but it was darn close. VIU’s men’s and women’s basketball teams concluded the first half of the Pacific Western Ath-

letic Association schedule this past weekend on the mainland. The men’s Mariners (7-1) defeated the Douglas Royals 83-79 on Friday, but lost 102-85 to the Langara Falcons on Saturday to slip into a tie with that team

for first place in PacWest. VIU’s women’s team (8-0) defeated Douglas 57-42 and then Langara 63-53. Shayna Worthington, the PacWest Athlete of the Week, led her team both days and on Saturday she scored

16 points and pulled down 16 rebounds. GAME ON … The next league play for the M’s basketball teams isn’t until the new year. VIU will tip off the new year Jan. 10 at Columbia Bible College.

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The Nanaimo Clippers want fans to bring a friend to the game – namely, a teddy bear. The Clippers are hosting Teddy Bear Toss Night on Saturday (Dec. 7) at Frank Crane Arena when they host the Chilliwack Chiefs in B.C. Hockey League action. Fans are asked to bring a new plush toy to the game and then throw it on the ice when the Clips score their first goal of the night. The toys will be gathered up and donated to the Great Nanaimo Toy Drive campaign. It might not be a long wait for that first goal – Nanaimo scored less than five minutes into the first period in its last game, an 8-1 blowout win on Sunday over the Coquitlam Express. “It helps give us confidence that we can score goals and we can create good chances in the offensive zone,” said Bo Brauer, Clippers forward. “If we keep working hard then hopefully it will carry on as momentum for our next game.” Devin Brosseau, Clippers alternate captain, said the blowout win gave his team a lift. “You don’t get many in the season, so it feels good in the room. The guys are really happy,” he said. “But we … know we have to play close hockey in the games that are coming.” Saturday’s matchup against the Chiefs is the only action for the Clippers this weekend, so it’s easy for the team to find its focus. “We’re going to practise hard just for that game, so I think the results will come if we bring our work ethic,” Brosseau said. GAME ON … Saturday’s game between the Clippers and Chiefs starts at 7 p.m. sports@nanaimobulletin.com


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Nanaimo curlers hurrying hard Scoreboard We slide back onto the curling ice this week, hurrying hard to catch up on local league results and bonspiel action… The Tuesday evening men’s league at the Nanaimo Curling Centre is split into three separate sections or squares of competition and the first of those squares was recently completed. Claiming first place in the A division was skip Frank Smith and his team of third Garry Smith, second Ken Wilson and lead Keith Clarke. Winner of the B division was the Cullen foursome, consisting of skip Tim Cullen, third Mike Chahley, second Bill Shaw, lead Dean Mousseau and fifth man Ward Wiltsey. Cullen, Chahley, Mousseau and Wiltsey were in action for a highlight of the first part of the season, as the team scored a rare eight-ender in one of their games. Still from Tuesday men’s league, the top team from C division from the first square was skipped by Fred Carter, along with third Howard Grant, second Gary Thies-

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Bucs on road for two games The Nanaimo Buccaneers will try for a better month, but they’ll have to start it off with a couple of road games. The Bucs visit the Victoria Cougars tonight (Dec. 5), then play the Oceanside Generals on Saturday night in Parksville. It’s a chance for the Buccaneers (17-8-2-0) to test themselves against a range of opponents. The Cougars (20-4-11) are in first in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League while the Gens (3-22-1-1) are last. Nanaimo is winless in its last seven, going 0-52-0 over that span. The next home action for the Bucs isn’t until Dec. 12, when they host the Generals at 7:15 p.m. at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. Tickets will be available at the door.

son and lead Paul and Garry Stuparyk. McDowell. In the From the other divileague’s ìDî division, sion of play, the Qualthe winning team ity Foods Trophy was that of skip Ron was claimed by skip Kaneen, third Colin Graeme Cave and his Kaneen, second Stan team of Ed Greskow, Wheat and lead Mur- Gord Smeeton and ray Renner. Barry Marklinger. The teams in the From the men’s Thursday night 68-plus division, first men’s league play a square winners of 15-game round-robin the Petley-Jones & to begin the season. Co. Law Corp. TroAt the halfway point, phy was the combitwo teams nation of were tied skip Merv thorpe for first Evans, report place in a third Ian Thorpe very tight Henry Columnist race. On Rempel, top after second seven Bert Murgames was ray and skip Craig lead MarMacRae shall Keller. along with Last teammates week, 24 Louis teams took Cavezza, Paul Merkel part in the Nanaimo and Tom Weinreich, Open Master’s together with skip Cash Bonspiel. Bob Daryl Knievel and his Davies was the main team of Dan Schulz, organizer and my Rod Edgeworth and thanks to he and Ron Pat Holubowich. Kaneen for passing The first square along results from of the CIBC Wood the very successful Gundy men’s 55-plus event. league has now been When final games in completed. Winthe three-day compening the Nanaimo tition had been comChrysler Ltd. Trophy pleted, winner of A as top team in their event and the Royal division was skip Canadian Legion Fred Withey and Branch 256 Trophy teammates George was the Nanaimo Taylor, Bill Millward team consisting

of Denis Heppelle, Ed Stumborg, Bill Boyko and Barb Cox. Runners-up were the Jack Holden team from Comox, with third place going to Nanaimo skip Jill McGlenen and her team of Carol Tromans, Sharon Luttrell and Lois Powell. The top team in B event, winning the Yasuko Kaneen Memorial Trophy, was presented to Ralph Hook’s Parksville foursome. In C event, the top three teams were all from Nanaimo. The Alex Schroh Memorial Trophy went to Brian Scorer, George Duffell, Brian McRory and Merv Osler. Local teams also swept the top three places in the bonspiel’s D event, sponsored by Lone Pine Horticulture in memory of Steve Stechishen. In first place was Joanne Phillips and her rink of Susan Barber, Shirley Sloan and Moira Ryan. Whatever your sport, a reminder in closing to play your hardest, play fair, and show good sportsmanship. u Ian Thorpe writes about sports Thursdays.

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For John Barsby Community School drama teacher Tom Rokeby and his students, this year’s winter production strikes an emotional chord. Beginning on Dec. 12, the students at Bulldog Theatre will be performing the 1940s classic film It’s a Wonderful Life at Chandler Hall at John Barsby Community School. The performances also marks the first time that Bulldog The-

atre will perform at the newly named Chandler Hall, which was recently named in honour of former Barsby teacher Bruce Chandler. “I am going to be thinking a lot about this man who gave so much of himself to our kids and this neighbourhood,” Rokeby said. Chandler died this summer after he injured himself while doing yard work. Rokeby said the chef teacher had a significant impact on students and staff members that he encountered throughout the years. “Just by the nature of our neighbourhood we deal with a lot of kids that are really looking for a sense of belonging,” Rokeby said. “Bruce

would be doing It’s a Wonderful Life, they would not be recreating the movie of the same title. “We have to find our own imagery, we have to find our own vision, we have to find our own George Bailey, and our own Bedford Falls,” he said. “The audience will be impressed with the sophisticated design that they will be looking at,” he added. The production of It’s a Wonderful Life is the longest production ever put on by Bulldog Theatre. Aside from the Christmas theme in It’s a Wonderful Life, Rokeby says the production will resonate with a lot of people given the current economic times.

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BILL MINER draws from personal loss to pen play on husband and teens dealing with death.

out their formative years,” Miner said. “She arranged to An everyday famhave them delivered ily dealing with the to them on a special death of loved one day every year.” and their journey The cast includes from bleakness to Miner, Antonio optimism is the Gradanti, Joshua premise behind Bill Holloway, Phoenix Miner’s latest musical Matheson and Diane The Digital Beyond. Verhiel. “It’s about an ordi“I think the audinary family dealing ence will be pleased with a tragic loss of with the cast, para pivotal individual ticularly the young in the lives teens,” of all five of Miner said. the charac“They have ters and the worked so stress that hard and it causes they are to them as doing such a individugreat job.” it all just als and as It also feapoured out tures origia unit and how they nal music by honestly. cope with Miner and the loss Gradanti. eventually,” Miner “These songs, the said. melodies and the lyrThe Digital Beyond, ics, I would put them at Nanaimo Centre up against anything Stage, focuses on a in musical theatre,” husband and his two Miner said. teenage children and The Digital Beyond their ability to cope is the first play or with the death of musical that Miner their mother. has written where he “The mother had created scripts for lost a battle with can- teenage characters. cer and spent the last “They were the two to three months first characters that at home. She decided came alive to me and to write a series of they are in the first letters to her son and scenes,” Miner said. daughter, just things “As soon as I started that she wanted to writing, within the say to them throughfirst three or four By Nicholas Pescod The News BulleTiN

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exchanges of dialogue it just felt like I was coming home and the exchanges just felt so honest.” Miner said that the teenagers’ scripts came to him naturally. “It all just poured out honestly,” he said. “Sometimes you fabricate this great line and you feel that you have to use it but it really doesn’t fit. This flowed out naturally.” The inspiration behind Miner’s newest work came around the time he was organizing the Terry Fox Run on Gabriola Island and had experienced a personal loss. “I knew that I

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is the hope underpinned by family springs eternal,” Miner said. “I think family is the vessel that we all have hopefully. It can be supportive beyond miracles. We don’t need miracles; we just need to rely on the support of ourselves and our family.” The Digital Beyond premieres on Dec. 11-12 at the Nanaimo Centre Stage. Tickets are $15. Doors open at 7 p.m. arts@nanaimobulletin.com

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A missionary who falls in love with a gambler. That is the theme of this year’s student-led musical production at Dover Bay Secondary School.

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featured Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando – is based on the characters from Damon Runyon’s The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown. Set in New York during the 1940s, the musical revolves around Sarah Brown, a missionary, who eventually falls in love with a slick gambler. With more than 80 students helping to run the play this year, Norcutt said the students have been hard at work for months.

“It’s a mad dash right from the beginning,” Norcutt said. “In regular working theatre you have the director, the production manager, the choreographer and the set designer. But when you’re the drama teacher you’re all those roles.” Not only does Norcutt want the audience members to be engaged but he also wants them to walk away thinking a little differently about the production. “I want them going away

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IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE by John Barbsy Secondary School’s Bulldog Theatre on Dec. 12-14. Tickets $10; $5/students; $20/ family.

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The seventh annual Long and McQuade Music Therapy fundraising drive is now underway. All Long and McQuade stores will be collecting donations at branches across the country until Dec. 31. In return, customers will receive a $5 rental coupon. Since initiating the Music Therapy fundraising drive in 2007, Long and McQuade has raised $325,000 for sick kids across Canada. Last year, Nanaimo manager, Jason Friesen, and Victoria Long and McQuade manager Shaun Wilson joined forces and directed

their donations toward the pediatric unit at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. The two managers decided to continue the new tradition by doing the same this year in order to keep their donation local. The Nanaimo hospital does not have a formal music therapy program, so donations will pay for the purchase of music-related items that will give children and youth staying in hospital a musically creative outlet. Visit the Long and McQuade store at 620 Comox Rd. or visit www.long-mcquade.com.

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Oddfellows clock rings Christmas songs Joining the donation of proceeds from the Save-On-Foods Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival to Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation and Nanaimo Hospice are, from left, Bob Buchanan, Jim Turley, Fred Masales, Keith Monsen, Colin Dixon, Bob Lasota, Maeve O’Byrne, and Ian Niamath. Photo contributed

Since its installation in May of this year, the Oddfellows clock has become a waterfront landmark for both citizens and visitors of Nanaimo. Every new hour of the day from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m., this 1800s-style clock plays a chime that bellows through the downtown reminding all who hear it that another hour has begun. Since Nov. 29, the Oddfellows clock has been ringing in the holiday season by trading in its usual chimes for some traditional holidays tunes. Songs will range from more mellow tunes like Away in a Manager and Silent Night to

more playful melodies like Deck the Halls, Jingle Bells and We Wish You a Merry Christmas. “This is the first Christmas season that the clock has been in operation, and we are excited to be able to have the Oddfellows clock play holiday music that will add to the already festive ambience found in Nanaimo’s downtown,” said Ian Blackwood, manager of construction with the City of Nanaimo. The Oddfellows Clock is found at McGregor Park across from The Port Theatre. The holiday music will chime until the end of December.

Festival helps provide equipment The Save-on-Foods Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival is a highlight for many dragon boat teams and every July paddlers arrive from across the Pacific West Coast to compete for a good cause and share a great celebration. Festival organizers recently marked their 2013 success by contributing a total of $32,000 to causes supporting breast cancer patients on

central Vancouver Island – $22,000 was given to the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation and $10,000 to Nanaimo Hospice. The money directed to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital through the foundation will help purchase the new breast MRI, an attachment for the hospital’s new MRI machine that consists of a vacuum biopsy device and

Weekly lunch program at church thrives

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St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church’s weekly Thursday community lunch continues to thrive. We have had as many as 98 students and 54 community folk, but average 148 diners. This endeavour needs about 21 volunteers a week. We have 48 volunteers from 10 churches, as well as the community at large. We have been very grateful to be a recipient of the bread from Food for You (Loaves and Fishes) and to have received funding from the Mid Island Co-op, the Knights of Columbus, the United Way, Trinity United, Departure Bay Baptist and private donors, but we are most grateful for the support of our congregation for their donations and purchases of our extra soup. Thank you for your continued support. Ralph Forshaw Nanaimo

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awareness for early detection of breast cancer on midVancouver Island,” said Bob Buchanan, dragon boat festival society. Maeve O’Byrne, of the hospital foundation agreed. “The Save-OnFoods Dragon Boat Festival has made an incredible difference to the lives of women and their families right here in our community,” O’Byrne said.

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Christmas angels sought to help Nanaimo families in need The following are opportunities at Volunteer Nanaimo. For more information, please call 250-7587121 or go online to www.volunteernanaimo.ca. Volunteer Nanaimo is located at Unit 3-2350 Labieux Rd. u

in need of “adoption” this Christmas. Volunteer Nanaimo will match donors with a non-profit agency, which will then connect donors with needy families. Program runs until Dec. 13. Please call 250758-7121 or e-mail vn@ volunteernanaimo.ca.

CHRISTMAS ANGELS 2013 PROGRAM – Families

GLOBAL VILLAGE NANAIMO – Volunteers required in the store

at 1808 Bowen Rd. for December. Ability to interact with customers, assist on sales floor, some cashier work always with another volunteer. Floor and cashier training provided. Shift of 3.5 hours every other week. No criminal record check required. Please apply to Joan Hiemstra at 250-618-5546 or e-mail gvnanaimo@gmail.com.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – ReStore help. Volunteers with good customer service, friendly and outgoing to assist re-store customers. Contact Judy Huston at 250 -758-8078, fax 250758 8096 or visit the store and ask for Dave Deimling. Commitment of 40 hours per year and steel-toed shoes/ boots are mandatory.

CAMP QUALITY – Puppeteer School Program is a nonprofit organization looking for volunteers – retired teachers, nurses, etc., to join the school program. Puppeteers will perform about once a week in March, April and May 2014. Volunteers are asked to apply now and puppeteer training will be provided in

January. An RCMP criminal record check is required and cost will be reimbursed. Please contact Gerry Prouten at 250-758-9487 or e-mail grbesprout@ shaw.ca.

friendly visits, and much more. Please contact volunteer coordinator, Alanna Larsen, at 250-740-3689 or e-mail volunteers@ kiwanisvillage.ca.

CODE BREW – Volunteers needed for coffee kiosk at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Several three hour shifts available from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to noon; noon to 3 p.m.; 4:30-7:30 p.m. Minimum six-month commitment expected for one regular shift per week. Seasonal flu shot necessary. Casual on call/backup volunteer opportunities also available. Contact Daniel Cayer at 250740-2624 or daniel@ nanaimohospital foundation.com.

KIWANIS VILLAGE – Volunteers support older adults by assisting with recreation and leisure activities, providing

Sawmill inspections continue.

COMMUNITY TAX PROGRAM – Volunteer tax experts needed to join tax program team to prepare tax returns for low income families and seniors. Experience with tax returns or basic accounting required. Commitment needed for Fridays or Saturdays, February to June 2014. Volunteers must have a social insurance number. A criminal record check may be required. Please e-mail vn@volunteernanaimo. ca.

WorkSafeBC Prevention staff have been working with industry, other provincial regulators, and stakeholders to ensure that BC sawmills and other businesses that deal with wood dust are, and continue to be, in compliance with safety requirements. Directive order, follow-up inspections and industry action

targeted inspections of other wood products manufacturing industries, including pellet plants, and plywood and pulp and paper mills. We inspected for compliance for the management

In April 2012, we issued a directive order to all

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assessment for combustible wood dust, and implement a dust-control program. Officers

Ongoing and sustainable compliance

inspected every sawmill in the province for compliance with that order.

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A CEO-led sawmill taskforce and industry advisory group developed safety resources to distribute to industry, including best practice guidelines and an audit tool for dust-control management.

In 2013 and going forward, our officers will continue to address combustible dust as a regular part of their inspectional activity. This winter, a dedicated team of officers will re-inspect sawmills throughout the province. The sawmill industry has made significant progress in

Three new occupational health and safety guidelines related to wood dust were published, along with two hazard alerts to address risks

addressing dust management. We want to ensure that progress and compliance with wood-dust management requirements is being sustained.

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Our officers re-inspected all sawmills to evaluate the industry’s efforts to manage combustible dust.

Safety in BC sawmills is a vitally important issue, firstly to those who work in the industry, and also to their families and communities. Our common goal is to make wood-dust management an

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Hike those highway speed limits, say a third of BC residents suburban highways and A significant number of 120 on the Coquihalla British Columbians clearly is reasonable. In my don’t buy the safety manexperience, it is not tra that speed kills. speed alone but excesIn fact, according to a sive speed combined new Insights West poll, with over-driving the conducted in partnership weather/road condiwith Black Press, 37 tions that kills. It is also percent of residents (and 39 percent of drivers) More than half of true to say that that dramatic speed differbelieve a higher speed those polled believe entials of traffic is also limit should be posted a major contributor to on our major highways. the province should Currently, 100 km/h is the not bring back photo road carnage. However, while that may be true maximum on most freeradar. on congested urban ways, while 110 km/h is roads it is less so on posted on the Coquihalla Keith Morgan the highway where few Highway and parts of the people are travelling Okanagan connector. below the posted limit and I don’t “The fascinating issue on this question see another 10 km/h hike making for is the gender gap,” said Mario Canseco, major mishaps. Vice President, Public Affairs at Insights Not surprisingly, the online survey of a West. “While half of men in BC would representative provincial sample also like to see a higher speed limit, just shows that a majority of residents one-in-four women concur with this believe that photo radar should not view.” be brought back. More than half of However, it was surprising to see that those polled (53 more than half (55 percent) believe percent) believe the speed limits should be left alone. the province should Another five percent want to see not bring back limits lowered. photo radar, which It’s surprising if you read the newswas introduced in paper letters pages and listen to the the 1990s as a province’s radio talk shows, where the measure to curb 100-click limit is commonly referred to speeding, but as unrealistic on today’s well-designed was abandoned highways. in 2001. As a frequent driver of the network, While almost I have to agree that a 110 limit on the

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half of residents aged 55 (48 percent) would like to see photo radar coming back, support is decidedly lower among residents aged 18-to-34 (36 percent) and 35-to-54 (31 percent). I supported photo radar initially because when used in high-collision locations, elsewhere in the world, it has a remarkable record for reducing death and injuries. It never operated that way in BC and soon became public enemy number one where it was perceived as merely a cash cow for greedy provincial government. Residents were also asked about the quality of British Columbia’s roads and infrastructure. More than seven-in-

ten (74 percent) rate it as “good” (68 percent) or “very good” (6 percent), while only 22 per cent deem it “bad” (19 percent) or “very bad” (3 percent). Overall, only 16 percent of British Columbians believe that the province’s roads are “not too safe” or “not safe at all” for motorists, while four-in-five (82 percent) consider them “very safe” or “moderately safe.” This is the first of four surveys Insights West will conduct during the next year in partnership with Black Press. We hope these poll findings will find their way in the current speed limit and traffic safety review by the provincial government. This week in Driveway, our “Question of the Week” and “Drives-U-Crazy” spots focus on speed-related issues please participate online. keith.morgan@drivewaybc.ca About the survey: Results are based on an online study conducted from October 23 to October 27, 2013, among 838 British Columbians who are aged 18+ and are Your Insights panel members. YourInsights.ca is Insights West’s in-house access panel offering on-demand samples for both clients and research suppliers looking for Western Canadian populations. The data has been statistically weighted according to Canadian census figures for age and gender. While statistical margins of error are arguably not applicable to online panels/online studies of this nature, we have assumed that the same margins of error apply as if it were a true unweighted random probability sample with a margin of error of +/- 3.4 percentage points, nineteen times out of twenty. To view the detailed data tabulations go to www.insightswest.com

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Nanaimo News Bulletin B11

Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 is a price buster The Mercedes CLA 250 is here and it is Mercedes has taken this formula and a cause for celebration. applied it to the B-Class platform to This stylish compact car is powerful, produce this coupe-like sedan. The base filled with all kinds of features and model comes with 17-inch wheels but starts at an amazingly low price. What the sport package is great value which this means for the entire car market is a adds 18-inch AMG wheels and extra trend towards more car for less money. AMG exterior trim pieces. If Mercedes Benz can sell such a The AMG look is more aggressive, providing a bigger front air competent car for so intake and chin spoiler little, the pressure will be to complete the look. on non-premium brands to sharpen their pencil, Inside add more features, and One trend I’m not revise their prices lower. sure I like is placing a Mercedes already has a screen in the centre of very affordable hatchback the dash, like putting with the B250, which an iPad Mini in the arrived about a year ago If Mercedesplaced in and is the basis for this Benz can sell such a permanently middle of the dash. It CLA. Both of these cars competent car for so doesn’t look particularly open up Mercedes Benz to a new market of buyers little, the pressure will polished, almost like an afterthought. Audi’s who might have been be on non-premium new A3 sedan, arriving thinking about buying a brands. in March, has the ability non-premium brand but to lower their screen, now realized a CLA is Zack Spencer which I think is a better within reach. approach. The premium package is a must Looks because it includes a huge panoramic Mercedes helped create the “coupe” sunroof, backup camera, automatic 4-door sedan several years ago with climate control and heated front seats. the CLS sedan, which is based on the This is a small car; the roof feels very E-Class sedan. By dropping the roof, low and back seat passengers needs to raking the front and rear windows and be shorter. Rear seat outward visibiladding a more aggressive front end, ity is limited and legroom is also at a produces an eye-catching sedan that looks classy and aggressive at the same premium. The better bet for families is the less time.

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The Mercedez-Benz CLA 250 is a stylish, powerful compact car filled with all kinds of features. expensive B-Class because it offers a bigger back seat and hatchback storage. Drive The power plant is a direct injection turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with a healthy 208hp. The power goes through a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission to the front wheels. The more expensive and powerful 355hp CLA 45 AMG has an all-wheel-drive system as standard equipment but the base

CLA 250 will get this important option sometime in 2014. Power is fantastic, especially if the transmission is placed in the sportier mode. This car cruises effortlessly at highway speeds and passes with ease. Verdict We are heading into a wonderful period of lower priced cars, or vehicle fitted with more standard features. This new CLA 250 is a perfect example of this.

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For the price of a well-equipped nonpremium brand Canadians can now get a premium German sedan for about the same price. I hear that B.C.’s Mercedes dealers have had huge interest in this new CLA with back orders in place as they try to get as many cars as they can. A nice problem for Mercedes to have and they derive it as this is a great car for the money. zack.spencer@drivewaybc.ca

Range Rover filled with forward thinking The 2014 Range Rover sport After seeing many old Range Rovers around navigating the back roads and how bulky and cumbersome they look as they spin out rocks attempting a hill climb or how the passengers seem to be bouncing around uncontrollably on what appears to be a very basic interior, I found myself thinking there must be some kind of special group of people that are attracted to this vehicle. Fast forward to today’s version of the Range Rover and you will find an outstanding front end that is easily recognized with the signature grille and projector style headlights. The trend setting side vents on the front The Range Rover has top-shelf quality inside. PHOTO SUBMITTED fenders that’s is found on other vehicles and copied by the aftermarket. The large rear glass panels that exfer. The terrain response system gives existent. The rear seats had plenty of tend up into the roof line making the the Range Rover outstanding off-road room for adults and the cargo area overall appearance very clean looking capabilities, it adapts the response of was adequate. The heated leather and unique. The engine is a 510 the vehicles engine, transmission, cen- wrapped steering wheel featured all tre coupling and chassis system to the the controls one needed to operate horsepower, supercharged 5.0 litre V8 terrain you’re driving that puts out 461 lb-ft the equipment without distraction. on. It also maintains of torque @2500 RPM The front and rear seats are heated. driver comfort as well with a 6 speed autoPower tilt/slide front sunroof and a My first matic transmission. This as maximizing traction. large glass roof over the rear seats impression after transmission features Terrain response works allow plenty of natural light in. It is Command Shift that ac- climbing into the cab continuously, but the top shelf quality thru and thru. Range tively responds to your was of disbelief. I did driver can change the Rover has a long history of making driving habits and road setting depending on safe vehicles, and the Sport model is conditions by reconfig- not expect that level the terrain condino exception. Driver and passenger uring the shift patterns of comfort. tions, for example: front airbags are designed to provide for optimum drivability mud and ruts, snow, head and chest protection, and the Ian Harwood in all situations and is or sand. Hill descent front seat side airbags protect against mated with a 2 speed control automatically side impacts. There is also a full electronically concontrols and restricts length curtain airbag to help reduce trolled transfer case. the speed downhill, potential of head injury and roll over Four wheel electronic using anti-lock brake ejection for front and rear passengers. traction control, hill descent control, system, and improves driver control Inflatable knee bolster helps protect and four corner air suspension with on slippery descents. My first impresthe driver against leg injury from the sion after climbing into the cab was of steering column. Fuel economy is terrain response not only makes this vehicle maneuver well on the road but disbelief. I did not expect that level of 16.2/10.4 L/100km. comfort. The sight lines are amazing can take you on some of the roughest Ian.harwood@drivewaybc.ca back roads British Columbia has to of- and the blind spot was almost non-

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BOUQUET To Mid Island Auto Collision Ltd. for the excellent repair job to my automobile. A very special thank you to Ralph Lemmon. BEEF To those who use a mall cart to get purchases to their vehicle, then abandon it – mostly in a parking spot. Someone else will clean my mess – I’m too important. BOUQUET To my care provider Pattie. You always drive me to my appointments and make sure I am always well taken care of. I may not say it enough, but I am grateful I have you in my life. BEEF To the condo complex for providing a bin only for recycling cardboard and nothing for paper/plastics, etc. BOUQUET To Julie and Elaine for being there for me. You helped me get into the program at VIU and I am grateful to you both. You are always there for me. BEEF To those jerks who, when having a door held – or a person stepping back to allow passage – completely ignore such courtesy, without thanks, nor acknowledgement. Such persons unwarrantedly think that they are entitled to such finer treatment.

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Saturday TURKEY SHOOT at Nanaimo Fish and Game Club, Dec. 7-8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Nanaimo Lakes Road and Harewood Mines Road. NANAIMO HOSPICE Celebrate a Life Trees at Country Club Centre Dec. 7-21 and at Hospice House until Dec. 24. Call 250-5918811.

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Thursday NANAIMO RHODODENDRON Society meeting and auction Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m., at Beban Park social centre. http://nanaimo.rhodos.ca.

NATURAL AbUNDANCE Native Plant Nursery, 3145 Frost Rd, Cassidy. Nursery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. For information, contact the Nanaimo and Area Land Trust at 250-714-1990 or check www.nalt.bc.ca for an updated inventory. THURSDAY HIKERS depart Bowen Park upper parking lot, 8 a.m. All day hike. Bring hiking boots, raingear and lunch. 250-7553066. ALTRUSA INTERNATIONAL of Nanaimo, providing service to our community, meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. New members welcome. Phone 250585-7990 or visit www. altrusa.org. NANAIMO PROSTATE Cancer Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Canadian Cancer Society office at 777 Poplar St. Newly diagnosed, survivor, or looking for information. Husbands and partners welcome. For more info call 250756-3116. DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES Club meets in Nanoose. New mem-

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13,998

$

120 BIWEEKLY

$

*

72 mths

2010 BMW

335i X-Drive. Stk#D15150

27,998

$

2013 DODGE

Golf. Stk#D15358

17,688

$

133 BIWEEKLY

$

*

84 mths

Charger. Stk#D15377

21,888

$

163 BIWEEKLY

$

*

84 mths

2003 CHEVROLET

2007 JEEP

Cavalier. Stk#D15189B

Liberty. Stk#D15367

4,468

14,998

$

$

2012 GMC Acadia. Stk#P15133

26,898

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2007 FORD F-150. Stk#D14913A

16,998

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2008 FORD

2012 TOYOTA

2011 HONDA

2011 HONDA

F-150. Stk#D15406

21,898

Camry. Stk#D15412

Fit. Stk#T15423

19,998

15,998

Civic. Stk#T15427

16,888

$

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2011 CHEVROLET

2013 DODGE

2009 DODGE

2010 HYUNDAI

Silverado. Stk#D15432

24,998

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Avenger. Stk#D15458

18,998

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Caliber. Stk#D15451

9,998

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

$

Sonata. Stk#T15008A

13,898

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

All payments are based on 4.99% and include the $499 Documentation fee. Subject to approval of credit. *Stk#D15323 , 60 mns, cost to borrow - $2829.18, *Stk#D15336 , 72 mns, cost to borrow - $2559.01,*Stk#D15358, 84 mns, cost to borrow - $3769.01,*Stk#D15377, 84 mns, cost to borrow - $4634.21.

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PRICES IN EFFECT UNTIL WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013

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Nanaimo News Bulletin, December 05, 2013  

December 05, 2013 edition of the Nanaimo News Bulletin