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A presentation to Parksville city council on community food security and strategies from an Island Health representative received a cool reception. Analisa Blake, Island Health project lead for food security and healthy lifestyles, gave a 20 minute Power Point presentation on helpful ways local governments can support healthy food and food security. Coun. Carrie Powell-Davidson, a big advocate of local food security who invited Blake after meeting her at a Union of B.C. Municipalities food event, said she intends to bring a food strategy motion to council. Blake spoke of the breadth and complexity of food issues and their impact on health, the environment, economy, social and cultural issues and security. She also had some complicated charts about how food issues fall under numerous jurisdictions from the city and regional district to the provincial level through the Agricultural Land Commission, health authorities and government. She highlighted the ways the city already addresses food issues through the official community plan (OCP), an urban garden zone and a new backyard hens bylaw. “I’m trying to wrap my head around what we’d actually end up with,” said Coun. Peter Morrison. “To have a strategy that covers everything from production to making sure people can open jars of food, I can’t wrap my head around the economics, the money required to create a strategy like this,” he said. “I can’t see the benefit that outweighs the cost of this.” See A PROVINCIAL, page A6

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FROSTY, AND PERHAPS SOME FLURRIES TODAY: It was a frosty morning on Arrowsmith Golf Course Wednesday. Thursday calls for scattered flurries in the area and the weekend will be mainly sunny with cloudy periods, dipping down to -5 C on Saturday.

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The Qualicum Beach Museum could get a $15,000 present from taxpayers when it celebrates its 30th anniversary next year. Town council passed a motion Monday night to match whatever amount the Qualicum Beach Historical and Museum Society raises in its fundraising efforts in 2014, up to $15,000. Council met with the society about a month ago and heard about plans for marketing, upgrades and anni-

versary celebrations. The $15,000 in matching funds for 2014 would be on top of what the society already gets every year from the town, $35,000. “I think they (the society) are going about it in the right way and I think it’s the right thing to do at this point,” said Coun. Dave Willie. When financial administrator John Marsh put the recommendation forward, he said the society has “an ambitious schedule” for improvements and other projects at the museum. He also said a plan needs

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Mayor Teunis Westbroek opened the Qualicum Beach town council meeting Monday night on a sad note when he reported the community’s loss of long-time resident Frank Horner, who died Saturday at the age of 88 after a courageous battle with leukemia. “Frank will be sadly missed,” said Westbroek. “He was council’s watchdog for 20 years.” Horner was a frequent contributor to the letters to editor pages of The NEWS and the father of former assistant editor Neil Horner. At Frank Horner’s request, there will not be services, but the family said it will have a gathering of friends and family in his honour early in the new year. From our family at The NEWS to the Horner family, we offer our condolences. — John Harding

New treasurer comes from Coquitlam The local school district has a new assistant secretary treasurer. Mr. Ryan Hung is a chartered accountant from the Coquitlam School District where he held the role of Manager of Financial Services. He also brings with him an extensive background in private practice in the roles of Controller and Senior Auditor. — NEWS Staff

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region, or view them on Facebook. People can vote for their favourite by liking them on Facebook and the winner will get a luxury light tour with VI limousines in their stretched limo. LISSA ALEXANDER McGuire said a common thread to easing reporter@pqbnews.com physical and mental suffering is appreciating Register your home in the Oceanside Light something, anything, in the present moment. Tour and brighten up others’ holiday season. “This is how one feels when gazing upon a The tour is being started this year by Penny delightfully-decorated house,” she said. McGuire, a volunteer at the Visit www.pqlights.ca to Kathok Meditation Centre, a register a home or view the We wanted to include it Buddhist Centre in Coombs. map, which is updated every in the local light tour, so I She said her and others at the 24 hours. started investigating and centre lit up the three-tiered The Kathok Centre is a noncouldn’t find one — so we temple as a light offering to profit society run by volunmade one remind people to look on the teers and all of the donations PEnny MCGuirE bright side, and wanted to go to the running of the censhare it with others. tre, McGuire said. The centre “We wanted to include it in the local light provides meditation instruction by the resident tour, so I started investigating and couldn’t find Tibetan teachers and offers end of life services, one — so we made one.” counselling and support, among other services. People can donate any amount to the centre The centre, located at 2800 Grafton Ave., is in Coombs (minimum $20 to receive a tax do- open any clear-weather evening until 7:30 p.m. nation receipt) to register their home and then and from Dec. 18-24 it will be open 5:30 p.m. people can view the addresses on a map online to 7:30 p.m. with free guided tours, apple cider for free, showing all the registered homes in the and tasty treats, and the gift shop will be open.

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SOS Staff and Middle School Nite participants show off the bowls they created for the Empty Bowls Project.

Empty Bowls, Full Bellies When SOS approached the Arrowsmith Potters Guild about the possibility of doing a clay project with the SOS Middle School Nite participants, they didn’t expect that it would involve an international initiative. But that’s just what happened when nine molded, shaped, and painted bowls for the Empty Bowl Project, an international grassroots effort to fight hunger, with events being held across Canada and the U.S. and at least a dozen other countries. In the Oceanside community, the project is part of MayWorks, which celebrates working class culture with events in May. The general public is invited to purchase bowls of soup for $15, and they get to keep the bowl. Nine lucky recipients in our community will be taking home the bowls created by middle school kids at SOS, and the money raised from these, and close to 400 other bowls, will directly benefit the local Salvation Army Food Bank. “It’s a significant contribution,” says Jacie Herbison, a member of the Arrowsmith Potters Guild, who coordinated the bowl project with SOS, and is responsible for glazing the bowls after the kids have

painted them. The Guild also donates all the clay and materials and Herbison volunteers her time to work with the group. “It’s also significant for the kids because this is something that they create, that they don’t get to keep. We said they could make a spoon if they want and they could keep that, as a reminder of the contribution they have made to the community,” adds Herbison, whose grandson attends Middle School Nite at SOS. With the May event a long way off, and most people in the thick of Christmas planning, Herbison insisted on dropping the bowls off to the kids at SOS, so they could see them before she collects them again for safekeeping. “The kid’s bowls are so cool because they are so inventive and free with their creativity. This event is a giant effort on the part of a lot of people, these bowls are part of that, and these kids should be recognized for that.” For more information on Middle School Nite and other SOS programs, call 250248-2093.

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

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ities across the land are looking for new ways to make money to continue providing services while minimizing tax increases, and Parksville is looking to get creative. To that end, city council has been considering casinos, medical marijuana and things like alternative energy generation, selling assets or introducing more fees and fines. “We’re always raising taxes, of course I’d prefer to never raise taxes, but as mayor I’m also chief executive officer looking at the budget and I’m thinking, how do we generate revenue?” Chris Burger said in early October as he floated the casino and medical marijuana ideas. The federal government opened the growth of medical marijuana to private industry on Oct. 1, creating a rush of companies looking to get into what Health Canada estimates will be a $1.3 billion/year industry by 2024 with 450,000 licensed users. On Dec. 2, That’s actually a pretty novel Parksville counidea that makes a lot of sense cil received a detailed report from and it wouldn’t take a lot of effort to do that. their volunteer Council Advisory Chris Burger Committee which basically said it is not a good money-making gamble and council shouldn’t pursue it. The report points out the government is getting out of the business because it was costing them $13.8 million a year to administer, and there are many unknowns about how many licensed users there will be, how much competition there might be and what impact the possibility of legalization might have. Council struggled with the committee’s recommendation, which also asked staff to review bylaws and regulations for the new rules coming

into full effect in April 2014. A motion calling on the city to stop pursuing medical marijuana failed by a single vote. The mayor and councillors Carrie Powell-Davidson, Marc Lefebvre and Sue Powell voted against the motion that would have stopped the city from pursuing the idea. While advisory committee chair Coun. Al Greir expressed his disappointment with the vote, council was strongly in favour of the second recommendation dealing with casinos. When Burger floated the idea in October he said: “There are already casinos in Campbell River, Courtenay, Nanaimo, Cowichan, Port Alberni and View Royal,” which earn their municipalities “$4.1 million to a low in Port Alberni of $426,000 direct revenue into the municipality and they create a lot of jobs.” Council has discussed the down sides of problem gamblers and other social issues and looked at the fact that — aside from canvassing community support — it would be a provincial decision and would require an interested company to come in and establish a casino. So the advisory committee’s recommendation was to jump ahead and do some simple investigation into whether one of the few known casino companies in the province is interested in locating in Parksville in the foreseeable future. “That’s actually a pretty novel idea that makes a lot of sense and it wouldn’t take a lot of effort to do that,” Burger summed up quickly and council unanimously supported the recommendation. Council then worked their way through more than a dozen revenuegenerating ideas from the committee. An idea to add a destination tax to hotel stays was struck from the list by Greir, who said the existing two-percent levy that funds the tourism association is already at the provincial maximum.

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The Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce recently installed combination photovoltaic and heat pump panels on the visitor’s centre from local company Solaris. The city is looking at things like solar energy to save money and maybe get into as a revenue generator.

They discussed a series of new tickets, fines and licenses, or at least enforcing existing ones, but again didn’t get the warmest reception. Greir said that while only about 700 dogs are licensed in the city, there are clearly many more, which could bring in revenue, but CAO Fred Manson said the $25 annual fee doesn’t cover the costs and a campaign to get all the dogs and cats licensed would cost more than it would bring in. Burger suggested the license can be a great investment for owners, who can then get lost pets back much easier. He also pointed out these were basically new taxes and not really the same as other revenue-generating ideas that are meant to avoid increasing taxes.

There was some support for parking meters or charging for the city’s currently free downtown parking lots, but not a lot of details were discussed. They floated the idea of selling the Parksville Community and Conference Centre, which the city owns and is run by a not-for-profit society with a $250,000 annual subsidy from the city, but it was pointed out that community centres don’t generally make money. The best reception came for the idea of city-run solar and/or wind power generation, both for sale and to save the city money. Staff has looked into the idea previously and found the economics are not right yet for that to be a money-making venture, but rising energy costs indicate it could be in the near future.


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A plea for wider review Council sweeps off the table motions to resort application JOHN HARDING editor@pqbnews.com

Motions on the floor deferred from their last regular meeting regarding Pheasant Glen’s proposed development were killed Monday night by town councillors. The recommendations put forward by planning director Luke Sales from the Nov. 4 meeting suggested council refuse Pheasant Glen’s application to amend the zoning and official community plan to permit permanent residences at the golf resort. However, at their committee of the whole meeting last week — which attracted more than 200 people to the civic centre — council voted to start the process of a focussed OCP review that could clear the way for a more streamlined route for Pheasant Glen’s approvals. Coun. Scott Tanner was the only councillor opposed to the motion at the committee of the whole last week and he was also the only one in favour of going ahead with the Nov. 4 recommendations by Sales to refuse the application. When all the smoke cleared, Sales was instructed by council to come up with a timeline and budget for the Pheasant Glen approval process. Council will have a look at that plan at its next regular meeting, which is not until Jan. 13, 2014. All of this happened Monday night prior to

a passionate presentation by Ray Abermann, a resident of Nenzel Road, which runs alongside the area proposed for development. Abermann was calling on council to do a more detailed and expansive OCP review of the area before permitting Pheasant Glen’s development. “Eighteen years ago we found our little piece of heaven in Qualicum Beach,” said Abermann. “And we were content in the knowledge our comfort, lifestyle and value of our home would be protected.” Abermann said he understood Qualicum Beach was “destined to grow,” but he called on council to “safeguard our existing neighbourhoods.” He said he expected all the town’s residents should be given a say in what happens in the Pheasant Glen area, and he also raised the spectre of further development in the area around Pheasant Glen on land owned by Island Timberlands. He also questionned the nature of the proposal, which calls for 100 permanent residences, 60 resort cabins, a clubhouse and pavilion. “Unfortunately, the Pheasant Glen proposal cannot be considered as a resort,” said Abermann. “It’s a high-density housing subdivision wedged in a rural neighbourhood.” Pheasant Glen’s owners say the development would net the town’s coffers $3.5 million in development cost charges and $500,000 a year in net new taxes.

Taking a break from the Bloom JOHN HARDING

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Fresh off a national award, the Town of Qualicum Beach has decided not to be part of the 2014 Communities in Bloom national competition. In October, the town picked up the Home Hardware Outstanding Achievement Award for Community Involvement at the Communities in Bloom Award. On Monday night at its regular meeting, council decided to take a year off from the com-

petition and then let the new council decide whether to get involved for 2015. A municipal election is slated for November, 2014. Briefly from town council’s meeting Monday night: • Coun. Scott Tanner introduced a motion that passed unanimously instructing staff to review the town’s cemetery bylaw, specifically the bylaw’s definition of “non-resident.” See $7M POOL, page A8

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After a fair bit of discussion about the details of creating a city food strategy, including grants available, chief administrative officer Fred Manson chimed in with thoughts that had clearly been building throughout the discussion. “In looking in at the parts of the food system that are itemized there, none of those are really things that as a municipality we have control over.” Despite this, he said, “The city’s already undertaken quite a few initiatives to promote food production and food security,” including support for the community garden and a recent de-

cision to not support an application to remove land from the Agricultural Land Reserve. He said that while there isn’t a formalized plan council often makes decisions based on food security and the overall strategy being discussed would be like a mini-OCP “which could be quite costly.” “Health is a provincial responsibility, this in essence, if we take this on this would be us accepting another provincial download,” Manson summed up, adding that it might be a good idea but, “right now we don’t have the resources.” For more on the Island Health food strategy visit www.planH.ca.

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The annual Coins for Kids charity, formerly known as Pennies for Presents, is back in action this holiday season. Sponsored by The NEWS and various Parksville Qualicum Beach businesses, the Christmas coin drive has generated more than $12,000 over the past two years. Donations go towards both the Society of Organized Services and Salvation Army. “It’s a busy time of the year and hopefully people will remember to stop by and donate some coins while they are doing they’re Christmas shopping,” says Parksville Home Hardware’s Carol Ormiston, whose business is participating in the coin drive. “It’s that time of the year.” The NEWS publisher Peter McCully says he hopes the drive can beat last year’s numbers. “It’s for the kids,” says McCully, who reminds readers that those with large quantities of coins can feel free to drop them off at The NEWS. Coins for Kids will be collecting donations until Dec. 20. Coin jars can be found in

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s the temperature continues to drop, we receive some visits and calls from people who say they are sitting in the cold. With an elderly mother. And a baby. And no heat because they say BC Hydro has cut them off. We call BC Hydro. Or at least one of their media spokespeople, who shall remain nameless here because, well, we’ve seen some pretty vitriolic stuff targeted at BC Hydro in the past year and this person doesn’t set policy. Speaking of policy, we are told BC Hydro won’t cut people off when the temperature dips below the freezing mark. Or right around Christmas. Or if some kind of arrangement can be made. “The last thing we want to do is cut people off,” said the spokesperson. “We try to accommodate people as much as we can. If they let us know it’s a hardship (case), we can work something out. We may be a company but we’re still people.” What about the people who get behind in their bill payments in, say, August, were given a bunch of notices and eventually had their power cut off in October? Now that’s it’s below zero, they’re out of luck? Apparently so. There’s no shortage of people who want to tell you about what they perceive to be BC Hydro’s unfair monopoly. And that may very well be a fair argument. Smart meters? Well this piece isn’t about that lightning-rod issue. Unfair rates and monopoly or not, BC Hydro charges for a service, a commodity, power. You pay for the service, you get the commodity. It’s the same for cable or Internet or gas, isn’t it? Perhaps not. Especially if we’re talking about kids and old ladies freezing to death. You won’t die if you can’t hook up to the Internet It’s a tough issue. The BC Hydro spokesperson suggests those in dire need can work through social services to ensure they have power. The spokesperson even suggested going to your local MLA if things aren’t resolved. We’d like to say it’s a simple, cut-and-dried issue: pay your bill, get the service. It’s just not that simple for many people in our region. — Editorial by John Harding

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Cat in the tree We realized just how much a part of the family our pets are when our one-year-old cat Bella got herself stuck in a tree, 70 feet up, for four days recently. Our family was sick with helplessness as we heard her desperate meows for help. This scary situation did remind us though just how wonderful people can be. Friends, family and neighbours offered advice and assistance on getting her down and calmed the kids (okay, maybe I mean me). We’re thankful to the Parksville Volunteer Fire Department for its concern and willingness to help. But she picked the wrong tree in the wrong location and there was just no way to get to her with any imaginable ladder. On the fourth day, we started getting concerned about her health when the vet confirmed dehydration was a concern — because falling, predators and freezing temperatures weren’t scary enough. Thanks to Bellevue Veterinary Clinic for their sympathetic concern and attempts to find help. However, the big hero of this story is Hud Elgood and his crew from Branching Out Urban Forestry. When I called Hud he was working in Nanaimo, but he didn’t even hesitate to offer assistance at the end of their workday. We weren’t sure this tree could even be climbed, but Hud made a dramatic rescue look easy. Without accepting more then a thankyou, Hud and his guys left to drive to Tofino for another job. I’m not sure that he’ll ever realize just how much his help meant to us but he deserves our heartfelt thanks. For anyone else that finds themselves with a cat stuck in a tree check out www.catinatreerescue.com it

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Follow the bylaws I just read the two recent articles in The NEWS regarding the wind turbine issue in Beachcomber. I would like to add a couple of talking points before this issue is laid to rest. First of all, I want to know why the RDN amended the bylaw to lower the height restriction of wind turbines in the Fairwinds development as laid out in bylaw 500.385 but they approved to a height increase of wind turbines in a building variance application in Beachcomber? I am confounded by RDN director George Holme’s quote in the Dec. 3 edition of The NEWS when he said “most of the opposition live nowhere near the property, and that the turbine does not block the neighbours view.” A petition of over 30 immediate neighbors were in opposition to this variance application with a map showing the location of these residents was brought as evidence showing that the people in beachcomber clearly were opposed as well as 15 e-mailed letters against were written and shown to the board. I thought that the people had spoken. A video of the turbine spinning from our perspective was shown to the board clearly indicating that turbine is a distraction. Several of the board directors asked many poignant questions as to why the turbine couldn’t be moved or as to why solar was not implemented as a better, more economical choice, but in the end, only two directors voted for and none voted against.  Of the seven RDN directors who were able to vote on this

issue, only two actually raised their hands in favour. I am 100 per cent in favour of supporting alternative green energy initiatives, but I believe that bylaws should be upheld.  Bylaws are there for a reason, to protect all of us and when they are broken, I feel that there should be some accountability. andy lankesTer Nanoose Bay

smart meters ok Re: letter in the Nov. 19 edition of The NEWS by Jean Allan (Smart meter costs). I can’t believe we are still hearing about ‘smart meters.’ I was asked if I wanted my 1945-era meter replaced with a new technology smart meter — of course I said yes. If you feel important enough to require someone to walk to your house, OK, instead of a remote reading. No problem, but why should I, at 78, have to pay for your whims. Please don’t say you are afraid of emissions; if a meter bothers you hanging on the outside of your house then you could not tolerate any electrical appliances, so having any meter would be irrelevant. A smart meter has the equivalent emission to a cell phone so a television, electric fan, the fan in your furnace, a microwave oven, fluorescent light, etc. would be impossible to live with. As far as “wishes” go, democracy is missing many times. Nobody asked me if I wanted that silly little sticker on my license plate. I was not asked if I preferred a carburetor over fuel injection for my truck, nor the lights at Church Road and Highway 4A. Actually, I don’t have the time for these questions.

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Rules to write by I usually put up a pencil tree that’s pre-lit and some blanket lights on my shrubs. BRENDA PEACHEY Parksville

We set up a Christmas tree but don’t put any lights outside because we live in a condo. PAUL JEFFERY Cranbrook

My wife and I put lights inside and outside, usually over the bushes. PETER MAHLOW Parksville

We aren’t because we’re going away for Christmas. PAT ROVENSKY Coronation, AB

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letters Help offered In 1968 a few people in Parksville came together; they were concerned about people who were in need of help. Life is that way. Some do very well, while others have a hard time keeping bread on the table and paying the bills. I have been there and it was not easy at times and how blessed I felt when help was offered. As an immigrant in 1971, we entered the Christmas season with me losing my job.  Our three children were too young to understand our situation, however, two members of our congregation fully understood. They saw no traces of any preparations in our home for the upcoming holidays. No tree, no lights and no presents were encircling the missing Christmas tree.  But here again, some caring people came together and provided us with the best Christmas we ever experienced.  A tree with lights and two large boxes filled with food were found outside our front door. It was so overwhelming; our hearts were filled with thankfulness. In 1968, three years prior to our situation, Society of Organized Services was established and offered similar good karma projects, which lasted 45 years and it is now a familiar icon in the community. May we take this example to heart and reach out to those who are in need.  Ary SAlA Fanny Bay

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to fix up or buy a house between July 1, 2010 and March 31, 2013 when the HST was repealed,” he says. It comes down to this: if you built or purchased a new home or did a substantial renovation to an existing home for yourself or for rental during that period, you are entitled to a rebate for a portion of the provincial sales tax embedded within the HST. Canada’s Reno Rebate Inc. handles all the paperwork and follows through with the government until you receive your cheque. Because Sean and his staff know the forms, the processes, and who to call, they efficiently and quickly collect the information and submit exactly what the government agencies need. The company charges no upfront fee and if you don’t receive a rebate, the application costs you nothing. Because all the required paperwork can be done via email and fax, “clients are coming to us from all over this great province,” says Sean. If you know someone who might qualify, you can pick up a postcard at Glen Lake Liquor & More or the Commons Liquor & More store in Duncan and pass it to your friend; if your friend receives a rebate through Canada’s Reno Rebate Inc., you’ll both receive a $50 gift certificate to help celebrate! “Handing people cheques for thousands of dollars that they had no idea they were entitled to is our goal,” Sean says. “We are happy to answer any questions that potential clients have, so give us a call. What have you got to lose?”

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driveway The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 is a stylish price buster The Mercedes CLA 250 is here and it is a Inside cause for celebration. One trend I’m not sure I like is This stylish compact car is powerful, filled placing a screen in the centre with all kinds of features and starts at an of the dash, like putting an amazing $33,900. What this means for the iPad Mini in the permanently entire car market is a trend towards more placed in middle of the dash. car for less money. It doesn’t look particularly If Mercedes Benz can sell such a compepolished, almost like an afterthought. Audi’s new A3 sedan, tent car for so little, the pressure will be If Mercedes in March, has the abilon non-premium brands to sharpen their Benz can sell such a arriving ity to lower their screen, which pencil, add more features, and revise their competent car for so I think is a better approach. prices lower. Mercedes already has a very affordable hatchback with the B250, which little, the pressure will The premium package is a must because it includes a arrived about a year ago and is the basis be on non-premium huge panoramic sunroof, for this CLA. Both of these cars open up backup camera, automatic Mercedes Benz to a new market of buyers brands to sharpen who might have been thinking about buying their pencil, add more climate control and heated front seats; all of this for a non-premium brand but now realized features, and revise $2,800. This is a small car; the a CLA is within reach. This, along with their prices lower. roof feels very low and back Mercedes strong resale value will help to seat passenger’s needs to keep lease rates low, amplifying the value Zack Spencer be children or shorter adults. this car offers. Rear seat outward visibility is Looks limited and legroom is also at a premium. Mercedes helped create the “coupe” 4-door sedan Drive several years ago with the CLS sedan, which is The launch event for this new CLA was held in the based on the E-Class sedan. By dropping the roof, Washington DC area, leaving historic Georgetown raking the front and rear windows and adding a and heading towards Maryland’s ports and navel more aggressive front end, produces an eye-catchacademy. This provided some excellent stop-and-go ing sedan that looks classy and aggressive at the traffic opportunities in Washington’s morning rush same time. Mercedes has taken this formula and hour and then getting to stretch the new CLA’s legs applied it to the B-Class platform to produce this on fabulous Interstate highways. The power plant coupe-like sedan. The base model comes with 17is a direct injection turbocharged 4-cylinder engine inch wheels but the sport package is great value, at with a healthy 208hp. The power goes through a $1,600, which adds 18-inch AMG wheels and extra 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission to the AMG exterior trim pieces. front wheels. The more expensive and powerful The side windows are slim as is the back window 355hp CLA 45 AMG has an all wheel drive (AWD) for limited outward visibility, not so much for the system as standard equipment but the base CLA driver but the rear seat passengers, especially kids.

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FRANK HENRY HORNER 1925-2013

On November 30, Frank took his final flight. He leaves his wife Jean, sons Ian and Neil, grandchildren Tim, Ruth, Kate, Alex, great-grandchildren Aiden, Eli and Elizabeth. Also missing him is his much loved dog, Missy. No service at his request. Donations to the SPCA or the North Island Wildlife Refuge would be appreciated. A gathering of family and friends will be arranged early in the new year.

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With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved parents Ethel Wells on November 20, 2013 and Albert Wells on November 26, 2013. During their 64 years of marriage, they lived for many years in Port Alberni, before residing in Qualicum Beach. Ethel worked for many years in Woodwards Department Store as well as owning her own business the Skate Shop. Abby worked for nearly 40 years for MacMillan Bloedel in the plywood industry. They leave behind their son Brian Wells, daughter Karen Madill (Grant Madill), grandchildren Jeanna Madill, Breanne Madill (Corey McVey) and Emily Wells. They had one great grandson Maddex McVey. No service as requested Internment will be at a later date. Forever in our hearts, they will be missed.

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1927-2013. Passed away peacefully on November 19, 2013. Rita Poole, wife of Douglas Poole for 66 wonderful years. Rita was born in Southend-on Sea, Essex, England. They immigrated to Canada in 1975 and settled in North Vancouver until work took the family to Fort McMurray, Logan Lake and Grand Forks. Finally they retired to Qualicum Beach in 1987. They became instrumental in having the Macintosh building rebuilt at the Qualicum Beach Museum. Then they became involved with moving the original St. Stephens Church up the rail tracks to its present location in Heritage Square. They were among the first group of local citizens to start the successful campaign to save what is now the Heritage Forest. For many years Rita volunteered at the Museum as a Guide and as a Garden Sitter at the annual Mars Garden Tour. Rita was a passionate gardener all her life and could not pass a nursery without checking out the plants. Rita will be missed by her husband Douglas, son Ianwife Kimi, grandson Alex, granddaughter Nikki, daughter Susan, grandson Paul-wife Diane, Great Granddaughter Julie and her many friends. We would like to thank the Vancouver Island Health Authority homecare nurses and staff who have given Rita homecare treatments for her facial cancer for many months. Also thanks to the Nanaimo Hospital staff for their care during her hospital stays. There will be a Memorial Service at Parksville Fellowship Baptist Church, 550 Pym Street, Parksville, on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a tea.

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May 25, 1917 – November 30, 2013 With sad hearts our family announces the passing of our dear mother, Lucille Ward. At 96 years of age, Mom went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on November 30, 2013 at Kiwanis Lodge in Nanaimo, where she had resided for the last several years. Born in Greenwood, Nova Scotia to Frank and Annie Pierce, she was one of five children and enjoyed a wonderful childhood. In 1937, Lucille married Guilford Ward of Tremont, where they farmed together for forty-five years and raised nine children. Our parents were highly respected throughout the Annapolis Valley and beyond. In 1985, Guilford passed away and Lucille moved to Parksville, BC two years later to be closer to her children. She developed many dear friendships while in Parkville, and later in Nanaimo. Lucille enjoyed numerous trips abroad, including Hawaii, Germany, the Caribbean, Arizona, and the Holy Land. Lucille is predeceased by her husband, Guilford; two infant children: son, Brian who passed away in December of 2006. She leaves behind and will be greatly missed by sons, Leroy (Barbara) Ward of Coombs, BC, Warren (Barbara) Ward of Coombs, BC; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Ward of Qualicum Beach, BC; daughters, Carlene (Emerson) Lutz of Brampton, Ontario, Barbara (Lowell) Jett of Downers Grove, Illinois, Brenda (John) Hingston of Nanaimo, BC, Ella Mae (Olaf) Westphal of Kitimat, BC, Marilyn (David) McGrath of Black Creek, BC, and Sherry (Paul) Austin of Delta, BC. Lucille also leaves behind 26 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren, and 9 great, great grandchildren who loved her dearly. A Memorial Service will be held at First Baptist Church, 1650 Waddington Road in Nanaimo, BC on Sunday, December 8th at 2:00 pm. Internment will take place in Tremont, Nova Scotia the following week. Donations in Mom’s memory may be made to Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Project Funding Office, PO Box 57100 RPO East Hastings, Vancouver, BC V5K 5G6 (place WE02 on the memo line if paying by cheque) or on line at www.ywamcanada.org. To send a condolence to the family please visit www.yatesfuneral.ca YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

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Poul passed away in Nanaimo Hospital, Palliative Care, on Thursday November 28, 2013 with family at his side. Poul is survived by his wife Dorothy, son Martin, daughter Karen, his first wife, Jean, 3 grandchildren Dana, Mira, and Jenna, step sons Vincent, Ronald and Anton, and his sister Else (Kurt). Poul was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, the eldest of three. He helped his Dad in business delivering goods on his bicycle. He had perfect attendance in school. After apprenticing in a large department store he emigrated to Canada travelling by train to Victoria where he worked for the City, BC Parks and Simpson Sears in Calgary. He danced to Louis Armstrong and other big bands where he enjoyed the music – a life-long interest. Poul enjoyed entertaining with singing, and Danish Smorgasbords. He loved landscaping, building fish ponds and patios for entertaining guests, as well as camping, bicycling, boating, and fishing. After retiring he and Dorothy travelled widely to Australia, USA, Europe and Mexico. Melaque, Mexico was his favourite. The family would like to thank all the staff and Doctors at Nanaimo Hospital, including hospice for the care and compassion shown to Poul and family. A celebration of life will be held at the Church of Ascension, 887 Wembley Road, Parksville, BC, on Friday December 13 at 11:00 a.m. with lunch and reception to follow in the Parish Hall.

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Gertrud Sophie Wilhelmine Gerke July 3, 1925 - November 14, 2013

Peacefully, with her family by her side Gertrud Gerke died on November 14 in the Palliative Care Unit at NRGH. 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, Frederik 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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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

INFORMATION

TENDERS

LEGALS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

HELP WANTED

WORK WANTED

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Pacific Shores Strata VIS2036 is tendering a Maintenance Service Contract for the common areas of the community. RFP’s can be obtained by email: strata@thekerrgroup.ca Title – VIS2036 Tender Doc. or can be picked up at The Kerr Group office located at 886 Wembley Road, Parksville; tender closes January 3, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS is Hereby Given that Creditors and others, having claims against the estate of Gayle Janice Thompson, formerly of 371 Dorset Road, Qualicum Beach, BCV9K 1H5, Deceased, are hereby required to send full particulars thereof to the undersigned Executrix at the address shown below, on or before December 20, 2013. Laurie Thompson, Executrix c/o John A. Hossack & Company Barristers and Solicitors, 311 McKinnon Street, PO Box 1486, Parksville, BC V9P 2H4, Attn: John A. Hossack

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

SLEGG Construction Materials Ltd. Lantzville location. Full time position avail. for shipper. Prev exp req’d. Valid D/L. Building material knowledge an asset. Resumes accepted M o n - F r i ( 8 - 3 : 3 0 ) Attn:Shawn/Tony

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

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

HELP WANTED

LOST AND FOUND

• Labourers • Tradesmen • Class 1 Drivers

THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: •Heavy Duty Mechanics •Boom man •Chasers •Hooktenders •Grapple Yarder Operators •Off Highway Logging Truck Drivers •Hydraulic Log Loader Operators •Processor Operators •Hand Buckers •Coastal Certified Hand Fallers Fulltime camp with union rate/benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to office@lemare.ca.

NEW to the area? Call for your FREE package of info, gifts & greetings. Bev: 250-248-4720 PV Ann: 250-248-3390 QB Pat: 250-248-7119 PV The most Famous Baskets in the World! www.welcomewagon.ca

ALL YOU NEED IN PRINT AND ONLINE www.bcclassified.com TENDERS

TENDERS

QUALICUM BAY WATERWORKS DISTRICT Invitation to Tender - Water System Operator Contract Position

PERSONAL SERVICES

FOUND. WALKING Stick, with carvings, end of Greig Rd. Call (250)248-5412 to identify. LOST Black Bike older model type at Qualicum BeachBrandt viewing station, on Nov 24 after an accidental marooning. Also a sage green toque & one glove to match and 4 $50.00 bills. REWARD offered. Please Contact if found: Joan 250-594-5451

GENERAL LABOURERS

OIL & GAS INDUSTRY GUARANTEED Job Placement

Call 24Hr. Free Recorded Message 1-888-213-2854

Sears Parksville

Online at:

LOST STERLING silver pendent necklace. If found please call (250)752-1038.

Delivery Truck Assistant wanted Part Time, 12-20 hrs/wk. (could lead to full time).Must have clean driving record. Drop off resume at store.

https://sites.google.com/site/qualicumbaywater/

CRAFT FAIRS

CRAFT FAIRS

Contracts available at: 234 Lions Way, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 2E2

or BC Bid

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

DEATHS

DEATHS

Glen Trevor Porteous

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It is with great sorrow and sadness we announce Leo passed away Wednesday, November 20 peacefully in his sleep after a courageous seven year battle with cancer. Left to mourn him is his loving spouse and best friend of 26.5 years Susan Holtz. He will sadly missed, by sisters Darlene VanSchaik of Parksville and Barbara Brzak of Parksville, his nephews John (Melanie) VanSchaik, Shawn (Karina) and family VanSchaik, 3 great nephews Jordan, Michael and Thomas VanSchaik and one great niece Jenna VanSchaik of Edmonton, AB. Also left to mourn Leo, are many friends and family. Leo will be missed for his great sense of humour as well as his wonderful stories of his life and travels when he was younger. He will be missed for his generous nature and love of life. The family would like to thank the staff at the NGRH as well as special thanks to Dr. Attwell and Cheryl and staff at the Victoria Cancer Centre.

New Show - Sat., Dec. 7, 10am-3pm Original Show - Sat., Dec. 14, 10am-3pm

Or email them to: employment@mnwcga.com

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

LEGALS

LEGALS

A COMMUNITY YULETIDE CELEBRATION An old fashioned Pancake Breakfast with Santa at Cuckoo in Coombs Trattoria & Pizzeria SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 8AM-11AM TICKETS Adult $8 Child $5 Includes Breakfast. Santa Photo by donation TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Cuckoo in Coombs, Qualicum Toy Shop, Discover Montessori School, At the Door for more information, call (250)248-6280

Breakfas t with Sant a Craft tabl e • Live M usic • Santa ph oto Bring your cam era!

... and so much more!

BUYDENS Computer Services Offering PC Repair and Personal Tutoring From Nanoose to Deep Bay

Call Kevin 250-240-7372

DRYWALL DRYWALL PAINTING Retextured ceilings. Call a pro, small jobs OK. 250-954-1859. Taping/ Texturing/ Painting. Reno & Repair Specialist. 30 years of fast friendly service. Wayne 250-752-4658 QB

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

NOTICE TO CREDITORS & OTHERS RE: The Estate of

OCEANSIDE LAWN & Garden- Winter clean-up, gutters, Xmas lights+ we haul garden debris + more. Call for your free estimate. 250-240-1116.

Deceased, formerly of #15-250 W. 1st Ave., Qualicum Beach, BC

STILL TIME. Pruning, Fruit & Ornamentals. Winter & Spring yard clean-up. Over 25 years exp. Call Ted (250)228-6682.

PETER LAWRENCE CRADDOCK Creditors and others having claims against the estate of PETER LAWRENCE CRADDOCK are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the executrix Quynne Paxa at 905-456 Moberly Road, Vancouver, B.C. on or before the 26th day of December 2013, after which date the executrix will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executrix then has notice.

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

HANDYPERSONS

NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE ESTATE OF BERYL ANNE HJORLEIFSON, DECEASED

Errington War Memorial Hall, 1390 Errington Road

presents a fundraiser to support 2014 elementary student bussing programs.

HELP WANTED

McIntosh / Norton / Williams, CGA #102-222 West Second Ave., Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 0A4

Gifts and foods by local artisans. Lunch and refreshments available. Basket draw ticket with purchase.

Discover Montessori School’s Transportation Committee

COMPUTER SERVICES AL’S COMPUTER HELP. Reasonable rates, mobile service. References available. Call 250-951-4633

Please apply by December 16, 2013 to:

250-752-9757 www.coombsfair.com

2 Craft Shows - FREE Admission

CLEANING SERVICES Experienced Housekeeper w/excellent references. Now accepting new clients. Call Sandi 250-927-2449

Accounting firm in Qualicum Beach is seeking an individual to join our team as an Administrative Assistant. It is requested that the applicants have strong organizational and administrative skills; be able to work in a computerized setting, with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office; and be able to work and contribute to a team environment.

Vendors welcome.

September 1, 1941 – November 20, 2013

KIM’S PROFESSIONAL Mobile foot care nurse. Serving Nanaimo to Qualicum Beach. (250)752-7554, (250)741-6970

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/RECEPTION

Arrowsmith Hall Coombs Fairgrounds Ford Road, Coombs

ERRINGTON CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIRES

FINANCIAL SERVICES 1-855-812-6767 Abakhan

HELP WANTED

Craft sale Saturday December 7

MEDICAL HEALTH

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December 18, 1946 – November 28, 2013 Passed away in his sleep on November 28, 2013 at age 66. Glen is survived by his two daughters, Sonya and Tracy, two grandchildren, Vance and Marlo Taylor; siblings Garry, Barb, Gail and Shelley and his mother, Helen Porteous. His hospitality, humour and intellectual philosophy will be greatly missed by all his friends and family.

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LATE OF PARKSVILLE, BC WHO DIED MAY 5, 2013 Creditors and all others having claims against the Estate of BERYL ANNE HJORLEIFSON, are hereby notified pursuant to s. 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims and any security held by them, should be sent to the Executor of the said Estate, c/o the Solicitor for the Estate at the address set out below, on or before the 15tht day of January, 2014, after which date the Executor will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. THOMAS & COMPANY Barristers, Solicitors & Notaries Public #6-162 W. Harrison Ave. P.O. Box 1779 PARKSVILLE, BC V9P 2H6 File No.: 13743

Endless Job Opportunities

No Limits.

DON the HANDYMAN

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

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS MID-ISLAND CARPENTRYReno & Repair specialist. No job too big or small. Senior discount. (250)740-2972.


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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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HOUSEHOLD SERVICES

MOVING & STORAGE

PAINTING

PETS

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

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

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

PAINTING

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

STANDARD POODLES- Big, beautiful, healthy puppies. Smart, calm, hypo-allergenic. Vet checked, vaccinations, house trained. Males, females, Blacks, Apricots, Reds. Delivery available. $1000, 250-5450158. Hiddenhills@shaw.ca

HOUSECLEANING, LAWN and garden care, home organizing and winterizing. Experienced, trustworthy, reliable, thorough. Contact Susan goodlifehousecare@gmail.com Call 250-228-2718.



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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

A STROKE ABOVE Painting LTD- Liven up your space with a splash of colour! Book an Interior Job and receive 10% off invoice. Commercial & Residential. WCB. Insured. Call Dave, 250-240-2310.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

OPEN HOUSE & FRANCHISE INFORMATION NIGHT Stop by for a casual conversation and Refreshments to learn more about taking the first step toward Becoming Your Own Boss! Distributor/Route Sales Franchise • No experience necessary • No Cold Calls • Routes with existing customers available in your local area • Well established brand with a long history • Hear about our top-notch training • Explore available financing options • Find out about our “no obligationâ€? DISCOVERY DAY JOIN US: Thursday, December 12, 7pm to 9pm Best Western Plus Barclay Hotel 4277 Stamp Ave, Port Alberni, BC

WINTER SPECIAL

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

NOW HIRING Western Forest is an integrated Canadian forest Western ForestProducts ProductsInc.Inc. is an integrated Canadian products company located on Vancouver Island that is committed forest products company located on Vancouver Island that to the safety of our employees, the culture of performance and the isdiscipline committed to theresults. safety of our employees, the culture of to achieve performance andthethefollowing discipline to achieve results. We currently have openings:

We currently have the following opening:

Heavy Duty Mechanic Millwright (TQ)

(Chemainus) Detailed job postings and closing can be atat Detailed dates job postings canviewed be viewed

http://www.westernforest.com/business-value/our-people-employment/careers WFP offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package. If you believe that you have the skills and qualifications that we are looking for, please reply in confidence to:

250-468-7777

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APPLIANCES

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

Sales & Service. FULL WARRANTY. Large Showroom

1040 BELLEVUE ROAD Parksville 250-248-8251 KITCHENAID STOVE, good cond. $120; microwave & stroke fan, $50; Man’s 5-drawer oak dresser, $50. Call (250)754-3561

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

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

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

~ITALIAN DESIGN~ 93� square raw hide carpet. 7’ glass table. 6’ round glass table 5 swivel chairs. Approx 24� round glass table+ 2 chairs. Natural wood chest table+ 2 chairs. Figurines. (250)752-5987. MOVING MUST Sell- Metal bar height dining room table (glass top) + 8 chairs, $400. good condition. Call (250)5863624 for info and viewing.

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

Cindy M. Graduate, Health Care Assistant

Graduate into a rewarding career in months, not years.

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

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

2 YR. Old wing brocade swoop back couch - $325. Ultnamatic medical bed 4 yrs. old with 25yr. warranty, lifts head, massages-auto. - paid $5,200, selling for $2,200 obo (must sell). Smoke free home, all like new. 250-338-2166.

UPHOLSTERY SELL OUT!! All upholstery goods, materials, some tools, some machines, hand tools and tables. Too many items to list here. 250-240-3091 or view at #4-147 Fern Rd. E. (behind Windsor Plywood Rentals)

44 CLIVE CUSSIER adventure books, 13 hardcover, 31 paperbacks. Great condition. $225. Barb 250-594-5543

SPORTING GOODS

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

If you’re stuck in a boring job, underpaid, between jobs or just looking for a change, you owe it to yourself to explore what Discovery Community College has to offer.

“I had an interview the day of graduation and was hired on the spot I never thought I would see a paycheck like that!�

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

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

NEW YEAR; NEW CAREER

Accounting & Finance Computerised Business Business Administration Office Administration Health Care Assistant Community Support Worker Practical Nurse Practical Nurse Access (Bridging for HCA’s) Dental Assistant Level II International Trade Management Police Foundations Web Architecture & Media Art Design

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

FUEL/FIREWOOD

NEW QUEEN MATTRESS SET. Brand new. In original plastic. $200. (250)713-9680

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NEW KINECT X Box 360, 250 gb hard drive sensor - includes everything - wireless controller, head set, adventure game, etc. Retail $399.99 asking $325. Call 250-937-1542

BELLEVUE RECONDITIONED APPLIANCES

ESTATE SALE

TRAINING FOR:

Your Career Starts Here

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

(North Island)

GRADUATE JOB EMPLOYMENT RATE (2012)

5 CAMPUSES on VANCOUVER ISLAND and in METRO VANCOUVER

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

FREE ITEMS

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

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

96%

ANTIQUES/VINTAGE



For more info: 778-344-5878 keith.boros@sbdinc.com EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

AUSTRALIAN THEMED Christmas Light Display- 6 White Boomers, Emu, Platypus, Koala, Santa and sleigh, $500 obo. (250)756-6125. 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. 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 CHESS SET (Antique), 1960’s Mod Depose, imported from Italy. Can email photos. $500. Barb 250-594-5543 COMMODE, $50. Remote control bath seat, 2 yrs old, $500. Sectional couch with pullout bed and recliner, $300. L.R. cabinet, $30. Bed handrail, $40. 6 drawer dresser with mirror, $50. Back 5 motor seat massager with heat, $40. Upright vacuum cleaner, $40. 4-75R14 snow tires, $100. Call (250)724-2517.

FIREFLY

SNOWBOARD

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

REAL ESTATE APARTMENT/CONDOS

COMOX INDEPENDENT/ supportive living. 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath, full kitchen, downtown Stevenson Place. Immediate possession. 250-338-5563. misk5563@gmail.com NANAIMO WATERFRONT 2nd floor condo. 1500 sq.ft. LR/DR/2bdrms with view, den, gas FP, secure bldg. 2 underground parking spaces. Maintenance fee includes hot water/gas/landscaping. 1 pet OK. $339,900 (250)753-9123

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

GARAGE SALES

ANGEL ESTATE SALES 1092 Woodduck Place Qualicum Beach Dec. 10th, 11th & 12th 10:00a.m. ~ 3:00pm. www.AngelEstatesSales.com

PARKSVILLE: HUGE moving sale, Dec. 7, 10-3. 870 Marsh Plc. Prints, furniture, Xmas.

HOBBIES & CRAFTS GRINSHEEP FIBRE Productions. 1265 Leffler Rd. (across from the Wildlife Centre in Errington) Offering felting, spinning, knitting & weaving supplies at reasonable rates. Open Tues - Sat., 1 - 5 or by appt. Call 250-248-6306 or email: grinsheep@gmail.com

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



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

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

FOR SALE BY OWNER 6YR old rancher on .5 acre 3bed/2.5bath dbl garage heat pump, open flr plan. $365,000. 250-951-8757 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.

ELECTRICAL GENERATOR: Homelite model, 2500watt. $250. (250)713-6653 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper?

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


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REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

FOR SALE BY OWNER

APARTMENT/CONDO

HOMES FOR RENT

RECREATION

SUITES, LOWER

AUTO FINANCING

CARS

10 mins from Qualicum

Recently re-decorated

1bdrm $450 NS/NP.

Available now

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

Call 1-250-594-3004 1 bedroom suite, brand new, wood and tile floors, wood stove, large covered deck. Includes hydro, cable, internet, firewood. Walk to town or beach. $950/mo. Available Jan 1. 250-752-0288 ERRINGTON- 1BED. Private entry suite. $500/mo plus util. References req’d. Call : 250-954-0191

MOILLIET MANOR 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.

2 bdrm, storage room in suite, on bus route, clean, quiet, secure. heat/hot water included. $850/mo & $875/mo NS/NP 250 248-9322 OCEAN SANDS RESORT on Rathtrevor Beach. Fully furnished 2 bdrm condos includes utilities, cable, phone & internet. Units available starting Sept 15. $1100/mo. Call (250)954-0662. PARKSVILLERENO’D 2 bdrm Apt, free storage & parking, quiet bldg, heat/hot water included. Avail now. $815. Call 250-248-3350.

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.

QUALICUM BEACH FRONT1 bdrm, furnished suite, bright. Available until May. NS/NP. $795 inclds utils/internet. Call 250-757-8682, 250-752-9252.

HOUSES FOR SALE

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

OPEN HOUSE Dec. 7 and 14, 1-3 pm 547 Qualicum Rd. Q.B. 2 bed, 2 bath rancher totally renovated no stairs hardwood floors heated bath. floors 2 car oversize garage. $355,000. 250-738-1021

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

QUALICUM BEACH Oceanfront, 1 bdrm condo, fully furnished w/all amenities incl’d. Short term lease. $2000/mo. Call 250-752-3813.

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

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Hoping for 20 students, new program now has 36 learning the ins and outs of the game

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The Kwalikum Secondary Soccer Academy is in its first year and things have been going better than expected, according to KSS athletic director Butch Gayton. The program, which started in September, runs through the entire school year and gives students a chance to have it as a class during that time. The curriculum revolves around the beautiful game and covers everything from passing and possession of the ball to learning the basic ins and outs of being a coach themselves one day. The academy came into play with hopes of having at least 20 kids enrolled for the start of the year, but that number ended up being over 30. It’s been a pleasant surprise for Gayton as the numbers were larger to begin with and look to be getting bigger for next year. “We were shooting for around

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Students at the KSS Soccer Academy listening to instructions from directors Shel Brodsgaard and Butch Gayton

25 kids but ended up with 36, which was a nice surprise. The kids have been the real story behind all of this though. Their

enthusiasm and drive to get out there on the pitch when we do has been really admirable,” Gayton had to say about the academy.

One of the focal points has been the on-field direction which is being led by former Toronto FC sports performance

analyst and Canadian women’s national team goal-tending coach Shel Brodsgaard. Brodsgaard has been leading the on-field activities and incorporating his knowledge into the planning and layout of drills over the weeks during the course. Recently, the Vancouver Whitecaps sent Kevin Lindo, from their junior program, to lend his skills and teach the kids a thing or two to help improve their game. With the focus being on the field improvements for the students, there is also a wide variety of things that have been put in place to go along with the on field skills and drills. Students will be given the chance to learn CPR, take part in yoga classes, a grassroots coaching program that will give them their level 1 coaching certificate and they can learn how to referee a soccer game and obtain their officiating license as well. See weather, page A39

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Generals still struggling to find some wins The Save–On–Foods Oceanside Generals are coming into this week looking to get back in the win column after suffering two losses last week to Westshore and Kerry Park. The combination of a heartbreaker of a loss and the frustration in the game against Kerry Park came out in the middle frame of last Saturday’s game, which saw a brawl go down with everyone on the ice involved. “It’s nice to see guys having each others backs out there and it really brings us closer as a unit,“ captain Travis Flug had to say of the brawl from Saturday’s game. It’s something that doesn’t happen

too often, but the Generals hope it will be a rallying point for the team heading forward. This week’s matchups come in the form of the Saanich Braves on Friday night in Victoria and then the Generals are back at Oceanside Place to take on the Nanaimo Buccaneers on Saturday evening. Nate Fitzpatrick, a 20-year-old from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, has two goals and three assists over the last three games and is looking to keep it going. “It’s been good. I started off slow but it’s been good to get it going here,“ Fitzpatrick said. Newcomers Michael Markland, a 17-year-old out of Powell River, has

found his name on the score sheet in his first three games as a General. “I think we could be way better than we are, we have a very skilled team and we just need to pull it together. I’m excited to be here and it’s good to be part of a good team. It’s always good to help out, scoring wise, but it’s a team effort and I’m glad I can chip in,“ Markland said. Devin Warfield, an 18-year-old from Raleigh, North Carolina, by way of Rochester, New York, is starting to feel like he’s getting into it after a brief hiatus. “It feels good. I finally feel like I’m back up to game speed and feel like I can hop in and help out where I’m needed,” Warfield said. The Saanich Braves sit in last place in

the south division and are coming off a 4–3 overtime victory over the Campbell River Storm last week. The Generals know it’s going to be another tough test on the road but are up for the challenge. “ I think we learned lots from the Kerry Park game, we’re going to be more prepared right from the puck drop. We just need to execute what we’ve been doing in practice and if we can do that then we should be good,” Flug said of the preparation for Friday’s game against Saanich. Saturday night the Generals are back at home to face the Nanaimo Buccaneers, who sit in first place in the North division. The puck drops at Oceanside Place at 7:30 p.m.

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Oceanside Eagles edge into second

The Oceanside Eagles edged into second after a 26-7 away win over the Eagle Shooters.  Barry Hendrickson and Danne Pearson both won all five of their games, while Larry Fuller, Anne O’Sullivan and Ken Hayes all won four out of five starts for the visitors.   Mike Bowen won three of six games for the Eagle Shooters. Cutting Edge Dragons slipped into third even after a 21-12 win at home over the Short Sighted Crew.  Frans Beijk and Sean Wallington both won all five if their games and Steve Collins chipped in with four wins from five games for the Dragons.  Don Punter, Terry Smith and John Eyre all won three games from six starts for the away side.

Legion 49 Arrows shot down the Legion 76 Flyers at home by a margin of 22-11.  Ray Jones and Roger Schiller both won five out of six starts while Angie Kienas and Vicki Jones both were good on four out of six games for the Arrows.  Peter Spinks won four out of five games for the Flyers. Legion 49 Bristle Bashers visited the Straight Arrows and came away with an 1815 score line. Alan Paterson won five of six starts and Tedd Ducker added four wins from his six games for the visitors.   Don McIlhargey won five out of six games and Louis Schaaf added four wins from six games for the Straight Arrows. — Submitted by Mike Driscoll

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Mount Washington has had to delay it’s Dec. 6 scheduled opening. There is snow on the mountain and temperatures have been favourable, but more snow is needed before it can kick off the 2013 season. “A ridge of high pressure dominated our weather for the better part of November,” said spokesperson Brent Curtain. “We need to see a return to those classic Pacific sys-

tems that cycle through our region at this time of year.” Officials haven’t given an exact date for the opening but are hoping to have everything up and running sooner than later. “We will open the mountain as soon as we have enough snow to operate,” said Don Sharpe, director of business operations and marketing. “If we get the snow, mountain crews will be sent

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well as numerous other sports and events at the provincial championships, received certificates at the presentation. The program is open to individuals and teams who have placed first in provincial, inter-provincial or national athletic or artistic competitions. To qualify for this program, nominees must be amateur participants who live in the City of Parksville, Town of Qualicum Beach or Electoral Area E, F, G or H. For more information contact the recreation and parks department at 250-248-3252 or visit their website at www.rdn.bc.ca. — NEWS Staff

Weather cooperating “It’s been good to be able to just play soccer every day. Not a lot of people get that chance to play every day and it’s been helping a lot with the skills part of things,” Grade 10 student Josh Jai said. “The coaches that are here have helped big time for all of us and it’s pretty cool to have guys who’ve been to the higher levels being here to help us out.”

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Cinderella the most popular pantomime Family-friendly show combines adult and childlike humour with all the magical elements of a fairytale LISSA ALEXANDER reporter@pqbnews.com

Take a break from the stresses of the holiday season with a traditional fairytale pantomime this month, complete with wood nymphs, a dynamic enchanted forest and of course, cross-dressers. Echo Players is presenting Cinderella, the classic British pantomime, an over-the-top musical comedy designed for families, not to be confused with the silent mime-type of theatre. The show begins December 12 at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach and runs to the 29. Co-directing the show is Sue Murguly, who has been directing plays for about 25 years. This show will be a first for her however. “I’ve done musicals, I’ve serious plays, I’ve done comedies and children’s shows, but I have never done a pantomime.” Murguly said Echo Players was looking for a director for its Christmas play, and since people in this area are so fond of pantomimes, she thought she could do Cinderella. Meanwhile her co-director Lynne Carrow was on a beach in the Cook Islands when she heard Echo Players was looking for a director. Carrow said if she was going to direct a show it would be Cinderella, and when she got back she discovered that was exactly what Murguly had decided on. The two had worked together last year when Murguly directed Dancing at Lughnasa, which Carrow choreographed, and they got along well, Carrow said. So they teamed up to co-direct Cinderella and Carrow is also doing the choreography. Carrow has a fine arts degree in theatre and was involved in the film industry in Vancouver for 33 years. When she joined Echo Players two years ago it meant going back to her theatre roots, she said. And a pantomime dives even further into her past. “As a kid musical theatre was what I love to do. And pantomimes are musical theatre, Commedia D'el Arte and a little cross-dressing thrown in,” she said. The story is not based on the Disney movie but in-

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From left, co-directors of Cinderella, a British Pantomime, Sue Murguly and Lynne Carrow on the set of the upcoming production in Qualicum Beach.

stead is the traditional British pantomime by Simon Nye. Murguly said Cinderella is the most popular pantomime ever and she tracked down this script because it’s very cleverly written and has a lot of adult humour, as well as comedy for the kids. The story has all the main elements people will recognize like the ugly stepsisters and the glass slipper, but differs in a lot of ways from the Disney movie, Murguly said. “We don’t even have a blonde Cinderella,” she said. Join in the fun, where audience members are en-

couraged to yell and boo, starting December 12. Tickets are $19 for adults, $16 for seniors, $10 for students and $5 for children 5 and under. Buy tickets at the box office in Qualicum Beach, phone 250-752-3522 or email info@echoplayers.ca. For a performance calendar visit the website www.echoplayers.ca. Contest: Win two tickets to tickets to see Cinderella. E-mail reporter@pqbnews.com with “Send me to Cinderella” in the subject line by the end of the day on Wednesday, Dec. 11. Draw will be done on Dec. 12.

Yuletide celebration to raise money for busing Bring the family to a Community Yuletide Celebration this Sunday in a European setting with the sights and sounds of the season. The event is a fundraiser organized by local families in support of Discover Montessori School’s 2014 school transportation program and will take place at Cuckoo in Coombs Trattoria, located behind the Coombs Country

Market. There will be breakfast with Santa, a craft table, live music, and people can snap photos with Santa. There will also be carollers and hot chocolate. The event takes place December 8 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children, and are available at The Qualicum Toy Shop, and at the door. Discover Montessori School is a non-profit Primary

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Original Christmas Craft Fair has been running for more than 40 years LISSA ALEXANDER reporter@pqbnews.com

The immensely popular Errington Christmas Craft Fair will fill the Hall with two shows again this year, but with more vendors than ever before. This is the second year organizer Susanne Vigneault has added The New Vendor Show, taking place one week before The Original Show, because of the high demand of vendors wanting in as well as shoppers flooding the market. “The fair is very popular, there are people who have been coming to this fair since it started, and people who have grown up going to this fair,” said Vigneault. The fair has been running for over 40 years and began as a place for Errington residents to sell their crafts. It was so busy a few years ago that Vigneault had to remove a couple of tables so people could actually walk, she said. New vendors have been asking for years if they could get in to sell their wares, but the spots were highly coveted and many of the

crafters and artisans have had their spots for decades. So Vigneault created The New Show and it has now filled up with vendors. There will be 33 vendors for The New Show on December 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the same amount for The Original Show on December 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residents can find things like tie dyed clothing (which is Vigneault’s company called Moondance Tie Dye) handcrafted jewelry made from vintage silverware, knitting, pottery, drums, quilts, baking, body creams, scarves, baby wear, herbs, fibre art, glass art, photography and much more. There is free admission and a home-cooked lunch will be available, as well as coffee, tea and goodies. Horse and cart rides through the park will also be available by donation. Proceeds from the vendor tables will go toward the maintenance of the Hall. The Errington Wall Memorial Hall is located at 1390 Errington Road. For more on the Hall and its events visit www.erringtonhall.bc.ca.

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Santa by the Sea PDBA to hold first-time event on Saturday LISSA ALEXANDER reporter@pqbnews.com

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To submit your activities; e-mail: events@pqbnews.com, fax:250-248-4655 or drop by: #4-154 Middleton Ave Featured Events for the Week THU. DEC. 5 FRI. DEC. 6 PARKSVILLE NEWCOMERS CLUB

7pm/Doors open, meeting @ 7:30pm. PCCentre, 132 Jensen Ave E. Guest speaker from Parksville Emergency Services.

COOMBS OLD TIME FIDDLERS DANCE

7:30-10pm, Rotary House, corner Beach & Fern, QB. Adults/Seniors $2.50 p.p. includes snacks. ebfoden@ gmail.com, 250-586-3743.

FRI. DEC. 6

MUSIC TRIVIA

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

CRAIG BAY CHORISTERS

7pm, 345 Pym St, Knox United Church, PV. $10/ Church office & through Chorister members. Colleen Welsh, 250-954-2166, colleenlynnewelsh@gmail.com

SAT. DEC. 7 ERRINGTON CHRISTMAS FAIR

11am-1:30pm. St. Columba Hall, 921 Wembley Rd, Parksville. Bring a lunch. Kathleen 250-586-6766.

10am-3pm, 1390 Errington Rd., ‘The New Vendor Show’ Susanne 250-954-2922, susanneandguy@shaw.ca. Proceeds to Errington War Memorial Hall.

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“Gathering to Remember” Sunday, December 8 - 2:00-3:00pm Parksville Community Centre 132 East Jensen Avenue

Offering a time of music, readings, candlelight remembrance and reflection to honour the life of someone special.

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9am-3pm, Downtown QB. Starts at 9am, Breakfast with Santa at Bailey’s. Info: Anthony Cummings 250-240-8812, anthony@ dostuff.ca, www.qualicumbeachdowntown.ca

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7-11pm. THE ENABLERS. Shady Rest Pub, 3109 W. Is. Hwy, Qualicum Beach.

SUN. DEC. 8 PANCAKES WITH SANTA

8-11-am, Cuckoos Tratoria and Pizzeria in Coombs. Adults $8, Children $5. Fundraiser. Jennifer Janeski 250-594-6798, mossjennifer@yahoo.ca

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9am-12pm, PCCC, 132 E. Jensen Avenue. Donation. Gail Vulliamy 250-2484931, anthony@dostuff.ca, www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/ parksville/

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2.30-4pm, metting at the MAC, 133 McMillan Street, Parksville. Open to all players. Info: parksvillecirclejam@shaw.ca or Liz 250-586-5803. $5/door.

THE VILLAGE VOICES 2:30pm, Knox United Church.$15 at Knox, or Mulberry Bush Stores, PV & QB. Info: 250-752-5956

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8:30-10:30am, meets at the Oceanside Middle School. Bob Klaassen, president. New members welcome.

3:45-4:45pm, 737 Jones St., QB. FREE info session. recparks@rdn.bc.ca. 250752-5014.

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WED. DEC. 11 LIVE MUSIC

Penny, 250-586-5882, pqlighttour@gmail.com, www.pqlights.ca

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9:45am/Doors open, meeting @ 10:15am. Monthly meeting, St. Stephen’s Church on Village Way, QB. qbnewcomers.org

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10am-2pm, Nanoose Library, 2489 Nanoose Road. Fundraiser for the Library Glory Gray (250) 468-9977, glory@mangomediallc.com

10-11:30am. SOS, 245 W. Hirst Ave., PV. Info & assistance re-Alcohol and Drug Use Disorder problems. Jack McNeil 250-752-1052 or 250-714-9703.

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2-3:30pm. The Gardens. $15 at reception or 250752-2818 ext 0. Proceeds donated to the SOS. Bring a food bank item. Reserv. recommended. Dec 6, 1-6pm. Dec 7, 9am-4pm, 140 Renz Rd, PV. WES PAC, All funds raised for Educational Field trips/ District 69/grades, K-5.

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6-9pm, The Shady Rest Pub, 3109 W. Island. Hwy, Qualicum Beach.

2:30-4:30pm, 122 Fern Rd. W. Music, tickets 250-7526133, qbtosh@shaw.ca, www.theoldschoolhouse.org

QB FAMILY HISTORY

7pm, the Qualicum Legion. Monthly meeting & Social. Guests welcome! Lola Cook 250-594-5556, lola.cook@ shaw.ca, qbfhs.ca

LADIES BADMINTON 1:30-3pm, Arrowsmith Activity Hall. Looking for new members. Info: Margaret 250-752-1103

THU. DEC. 12 VILLAGE THEATRE

Dec 12,-Dec 29, 2013, 110 W. Second Ave, QB. Family event. Rose Knabb, 250-821-1421, www. echoplayers.ca, dock.cafe@ shaw.ca

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9am, Parksville Beach Community Park. Neil Robins, 250-954-1928. nmrobins@telus.net, www. thebirdstore.blogspot.com

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9:30-11:30am, St. Edmund’s Church, $20/month. Info 250-954-1002.

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Denman craft fair marks 31 years Come for the crafts and stay for the local food fair. For 31 years, people have been flocking to the annual Denman Island Christmas Craft Faire mainly for the classic crafts like ceramics, jewelry and fabric arts. Visitors roam the two festive halls buying scented candles and stained glass, wooden boxes and willow baskets, wall and bed coverings and more. But they also come for the food. This year, the culinary arts will be highlighted in a new feature: a multi-vendor local food fair.

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The food fair will highlight Denman culinary businesses like Kathy Tolson’s Kathy’s Salsa which is now widely distributed on the Island. For the fair, Tolson is serving fresh corn tortilla tacos, spinach and feta pockets, and humous and pita plates with black olive tapenade. Caterer Magdalene Joli likes to source ingredients from the 40-acre permaculture farm she runs with her husband. Joli will be serving sandwiches using her home-made organic breads, along with curried squash soup and muffins for the early birds.

LeeAndra Jacobs is also a Denman farmer and a perennial favourite at the Denman Farmers’ Market and she will be offering her much-loved samosas, gyoza and kale rolls. Tachi Barker, who runs the popular Curve Cafe at the ferry terminal, will be providing chilli con carne (with local beef) and vegan chili. The fair offers many culinary treats to take home as a gift. There is home-made jam in dozens of flavours, and fudge that is regularly deemed “the best I’ve ever tasted.” There are teas both tasty

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CLIFF STEEN

Born in Victoria, British Columbia July 4,1949 Gone suddenly October 22 2013 in Bowser, British Columbia I just want to express how grateful I am to all of our Bowser / Deep Bay friends, neighbours, golfing and fishing buddies. Thank you for your kindness, cards, flowers and food but mostly for your support. The flying of the flags at half mast at Arrowsmith Golf and Country Club - Cliff would be grinning like he just got "a hole in one "!! Again, with flags flying at half mast at Deep Bay Marina - Lawrence Foort put out a spontaneous invitation to myself, my family, a few friends and members of the boating community to share a goodbye prayer. We gathered together on the dock, we bowed our heads in prayer and turned our eyes to the sky as the doves (a special touch arranged by our dear friends Jan Thevarge & Lauren Ogloff) circled overhead awaiting to give Cliff his angelic escort home. We retired to Vancouver Island after selling our trucking business of twenty one years. Cliff and I have spent seven carefree happy years here. We love the island life and the people in this small close knit community. I have been blessed with thirty two unbelievable years with my soulmate, my husband Cliff. Life will never be the same but the roar of “Thunder and Lightning” will continue to be heard on these waters for a long time to come.

Thank you everyone. Deborah Gene Steen

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Migraines affect about 1 billion people around the world. Identifying what triggers migraine is key to managing them. Keep a migraine diary and focus on looking for links between your migraines and some of the Dean more common triggers: certain foods, hunger, Pharmacist alcohol, dehydration, sleep issues, stress, /Manager hormones and/or menstrual cycle, flickering lights (fluorescents?), odors/fragrances and weather patterns. The best way to treat a migraine is to avoid it – that’s why understanding triggers is so important. Lifestyle changes can help: exercising, getting good sleep, eating right and staying hydrated. Some prescription medications have been shown to reduce the frequency of attacks: beta blockers, tricyclic antidepressants, calcium channel blockers and some seizure medications. Talk to your doctor – up to 80% of migraines can be effectively managed. Migraine sufferers may start with a tension headache that morphs into a migraine. Manage the tension headache quickly to prevent the progression. A warm shower, temple massage, an ice pack on the head or laying down with a cold, damp towel over the forehead and eyes can help. Relax and take a nap – or, take a walk. Sometimes the fresh air is all you need to stop it in its tracks. Our pharmacists have knowledge of the variety of headache treatments – whether for migraine, tension or other headaches. Ask about what would be best for you.

Taking Steps For HEALTHY FEET

Our feet, our foundation – when they aren’t functioning at their best, nothing feels right! Some circumstances need some special care… bunions, corns & calluses, claw toes or hammer toes and dry cracked skin or fissures. And, anyone with diabetes is particularly at risk for complications. We have experienced footcare nurses who can assess your individual needs, teach you how to look after your feet properly and treat your feet especially nicely in the process… addressing any issues, providing nail and skin care and finishing with a revitalizing massage. It truly is good for the sole!

Call us today, or stop by, to find out more about this valuable service.

Follow through in your spiritual life

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chance to have spiritually-focus conversations with all sorts of people. Many of those are out in the community with people who have not been to church or actively engaged with By Dan King their professed faith in years. They will often share about days gone by when faith and spiritual things were incredibly important to them, but that they just got distracted by other important things that push their faith into the background. Most tell me they will likely return to pursuing faith in the years ahead, but right now they are busy with other priorities. These conversations remind me of softball. In the Bible, Jesus shares about a man who is getting

set for a construction proj- It makes all the difference in ect. The story goes like this: the game of golf, in hockey, “For which of you, in- tennis, and in softball. If a tending to build a tower, player has no follow-though does not sit down first and in their swing, they’ll never count the cost, know the full potential of whether he has what could be. enough to finish Follow-though in our it —  lest, after spiritual life is no different. he has laid the Beginning well matters in foundation, and our faith, but finishing well is not able to fin- with a strong follow-though ish, all who see cannot be underestimatit begin to mock ed. It is, ultimately, what him, saying, will make the difference be‘This man began tween having an impact that to build and was sends reverberations into th not able to fin- eternity and one that simish’?” ply becomes a foot-note in a uallife. Nobody likes to see A a nn busy half-built structure that is May you find time in the abandoned and left to be week ahead to work on your th grown-over with weeds and swing, and may the results of al a dream tithtbring nnuIt’s covered inA dust. h life, healing and hope th those around you who of something grand that has to ahlal utu nnn AA never seen its ual in the outfields of life. BI thfull glory reAntndwell vealed. What it could haveAnh tnhualDan King is a pastor to al BIG been is never and Young Adults atBIG Annurealized. M uuaYouth h al l Anntn Follow-through isthan es-Anth Parksville Baptist Church. MO sential element in many E-mail:MO AAnnnnuuaall l a u n n A ttoh play. h we love sportstthat dan@parksvillebaptist.org

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When selling your home, it’s more than purchase price and location that will make or break a deal. How your home looks is also very important. Your REALTOR® can give you an objective opinion of what you need to do. REALTORS® have the experience and knowledge that can help identify problem areas or suggest improvements. In most cases, REALTORS® will not suggest major renovations. A few minor repairs here and there and a thorough cleaning are usually all that are required. Cleaning up the homestead: Almost all buyers are on the lookout for one thing -- a clean home. Many will walk away if a home looks uncared for, or make an offer much lower than the listing price. Ensure your home is spot-

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What documents are involved in buying a home? Working with a Real Estate Agent: Buyers and sellers are presented with the brochure “Working with a Real Estate Agent” when they first meet a REALTOR®. Industry regulations have now made it mandatory for agents to explain immediately the kind of relationship you can have with your REALTOR®, also known as agency. The agent will ask you to sign a statement in the brochure acknowledging this discussion has taken place, tear off and keep the signed statement, and give you the brochure for future reference. Signing the disclosure statement does not give you any obligation to that REALTOR®. It merely confirms that you have discussed your agency representation options. If you decide to buy or sell with that REALTOR® you will sign a contractual agreement: the listing agreement (as a seller) or the exclusive buyers’ agency agreement (as a buyer). Property Disclosure Statement (PDS): A seller is legally responsible to provide accurate information about the property they are selling. This includes all knowledge about the property, defects about which the owner is aware, and any upcoming expenses (such as special assessments in strata-titled properties). This information is provided on the Property Disclosure Statement form, and is filled out by the seller. The REALTOR® is not permitted to fill out the PDS on behalf of the seller. Answers on the PDS must be correct and complete. The buyer will rely on this information if they decide to purchase the property, and any incorrect or incomplete information can make the seller liable. The PDS does not cover every aspect of the property, and the buyer must still make their own in-

quiries. The buyer can also hire an independent, licensed inspector. Exclusive Buyer’s Agency Contract: Buyers will sign an Exclusive Buyer’s Agency Contract with their REALTOR®. This contract outlines the services you will receive from your REALTOR®, and the obligations of both you as buyer and the REALTOR® in the buying transaction. Your REALTOR® may also ask you to enter into a written agreement regarding compensation. This is because most listing contracts for properties on the Multiple Listing Service® state compensation will be offered to the agent who obtains a buyer for the property. However, some listing contracts do not provide for the remuneration for the buyer’s agent. In this case, your REALTOR® will ask to be compensated as your buying agent. The remuneration will still come from the transaction and will be able to be financed as part of your mortgage. This commitment on the part of both REALTOR® and client enables better service and a wider selection of property from which to choose. Limited Dual Agency Agreement: When an agent represents a buyer and a seller in a single transaction, it’s necessary to complete a Limited Dual Agency Agreement. This form gives an agent authorization to represent both parties in a limited capacity, while maintaining both parties’ confidences regarding motivation, negotiating positions and personal information (unless either party gives the agent written permission to disclose such information). This form is also used when two salespersons from the same company are involved. Contract of Purchase and Sale:

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lawyer for each party. A residential lease is less complex and normally involves a standard rental agreement with an outline of the rules and regulations of the building or complex, or expectations of the owner and tenant above and beyond what the Residential Tenancy Act sets out. If you have any doubts about how to draw a lease or how to interpret specific clauses, consult a lawyer or a REALTOR®. Mortgages: Mortgages come in a wide variety of formats, depending on the lending institution. Many institutions use a simplified form, and refer to the larger form where any deviations from their standard form may occur. The buyer should check that the document matches the commitment letter they signed outlining the terms of their mortgage. This will include the interest rate, the term, the amortization period, the prepayment privilege (“penalty”), the options (if any) for increasing the number of payments or making lump sum payments, the assumability of the mortgage if the property is sold, and the portability of the mortgage if the seller wishes to use it on another property. If you are a seller who is carrying financing for a buyer of your property, make sure that your lawyer reviews the documents before you sign them. If you are a buyer who is asking a seller to carry financing, make sure your own lawyer reviews the documents as well. Many serious issues may arise where the parties are unfamiliar with the law concerning mortgage financing. This article was prepared by the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board“An Association of Realtors”, for the information and benefit of consumers.

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TUESDAY WAS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

Breaking barriers, opening doors Public consultation promised, both online and face-to-face

Tuesday, in marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the B.C. government launched a province-wide public consultation on the issues facing people with disabilities in our province. In Nanaimo, festivities marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities were held at Vancouver Island University, with a number of local organizations that work with people with disabilities participating in the event.   “By focusing on abilities, rather than disabilities, we can make our society more inclusive for everyone,” said paralympian and Parksville-Qualicum MLA Michelle Stilwell. “That’s why the theme of this year’s International Day of Persons With Disabilities, breaking barriers and opening doors for an inclusive society and development for all, is so relevant — this is why the public consultation launched today is an important step in working towards that goal.”

 The public consultation, which the government says will be held online and face-to-face in communities throughout the province, is led by a leadership team representing the disability community through the Minister’s Council on Employment and Accessibility, the business community through the President’s Group,  and  government.  The Minister’s Council on Employment and Accessibility includes representatives from business, community, and the families of persons with disabilities, and advises the Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation, as the lead of the Provincial Disability Strategy, on solutions and strategies to increase employment and accessibility for persons with disabilities.   The Presidents Group is an advisory committee to government made up of a network of influential business leaders in B.C. who champion advice, employment and consumer opportunities, and improved outcomes for people with disabilities. — NEWS Staff/B.C. gov’t

Some holiday season safety tips Unlike those tacky Christmas sweaters, safety never goes out of style. Here are some simple, timely tips and reminders to help you and your loved ones stay safe over the holidays. Holiday Entertaining • Regardless of whether you are a guest or the host, make sure everyone has a safe ride home. Don’t drink and drive. Stay the night or call a cab. Other options include calling Operation Red Nose or having a designated driver. • If you are hosting, choose not to drink, or limit your alcohol consumption so you can be aware of how much your guests are drinking. • When preparing for the big dinner, defrost the turkey in the refrigerator – not at room temperature. • Don’t leave perishable foods at room temperature for more than two hours. Take only small portions from the fridge at a time, and replenish frequently. The Christmas Tree • If you are getting a fresh-cut tree, check for freshness by tapping it on the ground. Dropping needles indicate a dry, highly flammable tree, so look for a fresher tree instead. Needles should be hard to pull from branches and shouldn’t break when bent between your fingers.

Place your live tree away from fireplaces, woodstoves and radiators. Also, indoor heat dries out fresh trees, so be sure to replenish the tree-stand with water every day. • If buying an artificial tree, make sure it has a label indicating that it is fire resistant. Although this does not mean the tree won’t catch fire, the tree will resist burning and should extinguish quickly. Keep the tree away from any heat sources. Lights • Use Canadian Standards Association (CSA) approved lights. Use indoor and outdoor lights in their respective environments. • New or old, check light strings for broken or cracked sockets, frayed or bare wires, or loose connections. Throw out damaged sets. Make sure you do this inspection before putting lights up. It is much easier and safer to replace bulbs or entire strands of lights on the ground than on the roof. • Turn off all lights when you go to bed or leave the house. The lights could short out and start a fire. • Don’t overload electrical sockets, and never string more than three sets of lights per single extension cord. — Submitted by Canada Safety Council

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THE TUESDAY BIRD WALK

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The Tuesday bird walk went to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville this week and it was an active morning for birding. The morning was bright and sunny but cool with a biting wind blowing in from the Strait of Georgia. Hundreds of Mallards, American Widgeon, Northern Pintail and Green-wing Teal were feeding on the mudflats at low tide. Four Hooded Mergansers and two Gadwall  were swimming on the River. Several large flocks of Brant Geese, numbering more than 200, flew in and landed on the Strait during the morning. We spotted a Western

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More than 200 Brant geese were seen near the Englishman River on the Tuesday Bird Walk this week.

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53. Jewelry finding

1. Type of health plan

55. Showed intense anger

11. Copycat

57. Sculpture with a head

12. Manpower

58. A single entity

13. Delicate fern genus 15. Diego, Francisco or Anselmo

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The next challenge (#30) is to suggest ways you can tell a court case is heading for a mistrial. Examples: The witnesses are sworn in on The Da Vinci Code. The judge argues that if “double jeopardy” is good enough for Alex Trebek, it’s good enough for him. The deliberating jury requests a Ouija board. At the bail hearing the judge pounds his gavel and says “We’ll start the bidding at…..” Send your entries to jdenee@pqbnews.com with your name and town. The deadline is December 10 at noon.

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LIBRA

59. What part of (abbr.)

One such individual will demand you show them the respect they think they deserve. Let them have it.

You don’t need to make excuses if you want to be by yourself.

60. Before

TAURUS

16. Zanzibar copal

61. Confined condition (abbr.)

Keep travel plans to a minimum over the next 24 hours.

19. Jackie’s 2nd husband

62. Hurrah

Your ideas and opinions will change radically over the next few days Some people may be concerned.

GEMINI

63. Transport faster than sound

22. Calcified tooth tissue 23. Conjoined twins

You seem strangely dissatisfied at the moment. You’ll perk up soon enough.

CANCER

DOWN

24. Mythological birds

Be ready and willing to take a few risks over the next seven days.

1. Sorli’s Tale hero

25. This (Spanish)

2. A musical master

26. Lowest hereditary title

LEO If someone tries to pile lots of work on your shoulders just say “no.”

3. Speech 4. Swiftest

29. Pre-transplant plot

5. Opaque gem

33. Fiddler crab genus

6. Origins

34. Professional legal organization

7. Proceed from a source

35. Most thick

8. Rechristened

40. Sleeve indicator of mourning 44. Far East housemaid

9. Liquorice flavored seed

between E and SE

36. A projecting part

20. A single instance

37. Improved by editing

21. French river

38. Made melodious sounds

26. Undeveloped blossom

39. Treatment

27. One pip domino

40. Agreeableness

28. Fled on foot

41. Bell sound

45. Hmong

13. Small amount

30. Sheep bleat

42. Tennis contests

46. With three uneven sides

14. Mineral aggregate

43. Furnace vessels

17. Prefix for wrong

31. One point N of due E

49. Tempts

18. Point midway

32. Father

46. Sirius Satellite Radio (abbr.)

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CAPRICORN You really must speak your mind today, no matter what the effects may be.

AQUARIUS You find it hard to get along with certain people. Do your own thing in your own way and your own time.

PISCES The more others try to tie you down the more likely it is you will strive to break free.

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Sawmill inspections Sawmill continue.inspections continue.

WorkSafeBCPrevention Preventionstaff staff have have been been working working with with industry, industry, other other provincial provincial WorkSafeBC regulators,and andstakeholders stakeholdersto to ensure ensure that that BC BC sawmills sawmills and and other other businesses businesses that that regulators, dealwith withwood wood dustare, are,staff andcontinue continue toworking be, in in compliance compliance withother safety requirements. deal dust and to be, with safety requirements. WorkSafeBC Prevention have been with industry, provincial regulators, and stakeholders to ensure that BC sawmills and other businesses that

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TIDE GUIDE Pacific Net & Twine Ltd. 1380 Alberni Highway, Parksville • 250-248-6953 THURS., DEC. 5 PST (m) (ft) 00:29 0.3 1.0 07:52 5.0 16.4 13:23 3.3 10.8 18:05 4.3 14.1 FRI., DEC. 6 PST (m) (ft) 01:14 0.4 1.3 08:37 5.0 16.4 14:27 3.1 10.2 19:03 4.0 13.1 SAT., DEC. 7 PST (m) (ft) 02:01 0.7 2.3 09:22 5.0 16.4 15:36 2.9 9.5 20:11 3.7 12.1

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OASIS MAGAZINE PARKSVILLE QUALICUM BEACH LIFE NOVEMBER 2013 ISSUE Oasis Magazine Tells The Stories Of The People Who Make This Very Desirable Area Their Home. Oasis Celebrates Our Local Authors, Our Creative Artists, Our Great Food, Our Unique Homes Our Neighbours. Pickup Locations:

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