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Mounties search a suspect and a stolen car after a double robbery and car chase through Nanaimo that ended on the corner of St. Andrew’s Street and Arbutus Avenue shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday. Two of three suspects involved in the robbery were captured Wednesday with one still at large Monday.

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Police in Nanaimo are still tracking down a third suspect following a double robbery that concluded with a police chase through a residential neighbourhood as suspects fled in a stolen vehicle. Events unfolded shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday when an employee at Matheson Jewellers and Fine Art on Turner Road called 911 saying a man had fled the premises after threatening to smash the store’s display cases. The would-be robber ran off

empty handed and police now had his description and that of the car he was driving from the store’s staff. The next call came at 4:25 p.m. from Central Drugs store staff at Dufferin Crescent where two men, wearing masks, threatened to pepper spray the employees. This time the men robbed the store of drugs – police are not disclosing the quantity and type of drugs taken – and fled in a stolen blue Ford Focus, the same vehicle used in the previous robbery attempt. The car had been reported stolen on Tuesday. “Which helps,” said Const. Gary

O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman. Drug store staff also provided descriptions of the two men. When Mounties spotted the Ford being driven on Waddington Road a short time later the chase was on as more than 24 police officers swarmed into the area. The public got in on the chase too. O’Brien said people out walking their dogs and returning home from work pointed out the direction of the stolen Ford to police as the chase zigzagged through the residential neighbourhood. u See ‘MOUNTIES’ /4

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A Harewood homeowner got a nasty surprise when he went to check on the cause of a power failure in his home on the weekend. The cause lay behind a wall of smoke that greeted the homeowner when he checked in the garage behind his home at 452 Watfield Rd. Saturday morning. Combustible material had ignited after it came in contact with an electric baseboard heater, said Capt. Ennis Mond, fire prevention officer with Nanaimo Fire Rescue. Mond said the fire was minimal and star ted sometime after 6 p.m. Friday, the last time the homeowner was in the garage, but burned itself out overnight. Unfortunately heavy smoke from the fire damaged four cars, including a 1939 Cadillac convertible, and a motorcycle under various stages of restoration in the garage. None of the vehicles were insured. The reason the power went out in the home was because hydro lines connect to the garage first and the house is linked off of a service panel in the garage. “He went to check the garage and it was floor to ceiling smoke,” Mond said. “So he did the right thing and called the fire department right away.” No one was injured in the incident.

The campaign to decriminalize marijuana in B.C. looked like it might end up on a high note, but big numbers of those in favour started turning out too late to force a referendum. The petition drive got off to a slow start, but days before the close of the 90-day effort to get 400,000 petition signatures to force a referendum on the decriminalization of marijuana, the numbers of people willing to put their names behind the cause started ramping up. “We’ve been at Country Club Mall for this past few weeks and it’s been really slow, so we decided to switch to Port Place mall on the 29th, so just last Friday, and we gathered 1,400 signatures,” said Amanda Orum, Sensible B.C. campaign organizer for Nanaimo. “Parksville-Qualicum, Nanaimo, Nanaimo-North Cowichan have all hit their 10 per cent threshold.” The issue proved to be surprisingly divisive as local reaction swung wildly between those for or against. Orum said at Country Club Centre, which allowed Sensible B.C. to set up a campaign table in the mall, campaigners were at times met with scorn, hollered at and spat on. “We got more ridicule at Country Club mall,” Orum said. “My husband got threatened to get gang-beaten by a bunch of 40-year-old guys. We had two retired RCMP officers come and scream at us and somebody tried to light our table on fire and we got spat on a few times. I’m really kind of happy the campaign’s almost done. Nobody really likes body fluids projected onto you.” The campaign table was moved to Port Place Centre and a much more receptive population was found. “In Port Place mall we actually got hugs,” Orum said. “I didn’t realize just how busy that mall really was. Just yesterday (Tuesday) we got over 800 signatures.” The two shopping centre locations combined tallied up 2,350 signatures as of Wednesday and more people signed through the campaign’s final days. Canvassers also went door-todoor gathering more signatures to create a cushion against signatures that might be invalidated by Elec-

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u From /1 The city had anticipated $2.3-million in casino revenue in this year’s budget and is now looking at a potential $2.5 million. The increase will top up the reserve fund for any future losses. The budget is usually based on casino revenue the year previous, but the financial director says the city will have to decide if it bumps the number up to reflect this year’s increase or err on the side of caution. “It could be criticized either way. Some people will say if you know it will be $2.5 million why not automatically increase [the budget] because that means $200,000 less in taxes,” he said. “But given the trends of the last few years I am not confident it will be the same.” Chuck Keeling, executive direc-

tor of stakeholder relations for the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, says the revenue uptick is likely because of last year’s $5-million casino upgrade and a revamped and more pedestrian friendly Port Place Shopping Centre. A proposed passenger ferry and conference centre hotel could also be a boon to the casino, but Keeling said it is waiting to have more confidence in its business case before it contemplates growth. A $50-million expansion has been on hold since 2009. “Is it an anomaly? Is it something temporary? Hopefully not,” he said, of the influx in revenue this year. “Is it significant enough to look at a more significant expansion? Not yet.”

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Harley Rae Jackson, 30, and Raymond Richard Mansfield, 29, both of Nanaimo, were each charged with one count of robbery Thursday. Both men will remain in custody until their next court appearance Tuesday (Dec. 10) when fur ther charges are expected to be laid. Anyone with information is asked to contact Nanaimo RCMP at 250-7532345 or Crime Stoppers at 1-877-222-8477 or online at www. crimestoppers.com. photos@nanaimobulletin.com

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Snuneymuxw First Nation is proceeding with legal action against Nanaimo school district, filing an application for judicial review of the decision to close Cedar-area schools. Snuneymuxw are asking the B.C. Supreme Court to revoke a school district decision to close Cedar Community Secondary, Woodbank Elementary and North Cedar Intermediate schools, part of the district’s 10-year facilities plan. “We’re asking the courts to review the decision of the school district to close down the three schools in Cedar, so it’s called a judicial review, and what it’s aimed at doing is declaring those decisions null and void because of the failure of the school board to live up to its obligations to Snuneymuxw,” said outgoing chief Douglas White III. Snuneymuxw First Nation pays the school district more than $1 million each year for the education of its children and says it has agreements with the district that are “meant to be a foundation for collaboration in providing appropriate education services for [its] children.” White said there is a lawful obligation for the district to consult with Snuneymuxw, something he said didn’t happen with the closure of the schools. Snuneymuxw claims the district never engaged with it when developing the facilities plan and said it learned of the details of the plan only after it had been approved in principle by the school board. Dot Neary, board chairwoman, said she has received notification that court documents have been registered but has not had a chance to review the information. “At this point, I have no comment and the likelihood is, given that this is now going to be a court matter, the likelihood is I’ll have very little comment in the future because it’s going to have to go the course,” Neary said. The Snuneymuxw expect the school district to file a response in the coming weeks. reporter@nanaimobulletin.com

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School support workers ratify new agreement

New process delays initial city budget Nanaimo’s tax-hike debate has been sidelined until next spring as part of a new approach to budgeting. The City of Nanaimo has launched a pilot process this year, giving elected officials a greater role in building the budget. It also means changes for residents, who won’t see a final budget package – and proposed tax increases – until March. Under the old system, city staff members would pitch a near-complete five-year financial plan to politicians and the public in December. The process didn’t seem to work for some city council members, who saw the budget as fait accompli and wanted more participation in its development, said Brian Clemens, the city’s director of finance. The pilot approach, which started in October, has council members scrutinizing priorities, costs and service levels for every city department. When the reviews wrap up next year, councillors will prioritize capital projects and decide on tax increases and service level changes, said Clemens. “I think what it does a little bit is moves a technical exercise to more of a community values exercise,” he said. “Council, as elected officials, are there to provide direction on what is the community value and what is an acceptable level of taxes [and] ... acceptable level of service.” The city will use last year’s five-year financial plan as a guide until council completes its budget process. Staff also expect to seek approval on projects that need to go ahead in early 2014 within the next month.

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With the assistance of Harbour Air, Santa Claus was able to come down to Nanaimo to hear the wishes of boys and girls at his workshop in the bottom level of the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. Santa will be part of the festivities, including trolley rides, crafts, movies and goodies, every weekend until Dec. 22 as part of the Downtown Nanaimo Business Improvement Association’s holiday activities. Please visit www.dnbia.ca.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 606 and Nanaimo school district ratified a new collective bargaining agreement. The agreement includes a framework proposal, which was negotiated between the B.C. Public Schools Employers’ Association – B.C. school board bargaining agent – and the provincial bargaining team for the Canadian Union of Public Employees, as well as an agreement between the district and Local 606 on local issues. The agreement,

which is retroactive to July 2012 and expires June 30, will take effect after the provincial government approves a school district savings plan. It sees a two-per cent wage increase on Feb. 1 and a 0.5-per cent wage increase on May 1, with a one-per cent increase that already occurred in July. Local 606 represents bus drivers, caretakers, maintenance, clerical, educational assistants, noon-hour workers, child and youth care workers in Nanaimo school district.

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Const. David Pompeo is not going to jail. He’s also going to retain his firearm and remain a member of the RCMP, stationed in Nanaimo, following an exemption granted by Judge Josiah Wood that would have otherwise resulted in his dismissal from the force. Pompeo’s sentencing otherwise amounts to a two-year term of probation of 240 hours

of community work service to be completed during the first 18 months of probation. More than four years after the incident and nearly 10 months since his conviction for aggravated assault in the shooting of Bill Gillespie near Chemainus, Pompeo learned his fate Thursday before Wood in Duncan Provincial Court. The circumstances of the case were reviewed in great detail by Wood, with particular attention paid to past decisions for some precedence. Pertaining to police officers, “cases of aggravated assault are difficult to find,’’ conceded Wood. The victim was clearly incensed with the decision.

“I was hoping he would get some sort of jail time and never, ever get his gun back,’’ Gilllespie told a scrum of local, regional and national reporters. When asked if he would be proceeding with a civil case against Pompeo, Gillespie responded: “You bet. “I’m deeply disappointed with Judge Wood’s sentencing – all the time, money taxpayers had to pay for this,’’ Gillespie said. “I think it’s a sad day for justice and it’s open season on our citizens.’’ In his reasons for judgment, Wood took into account the many references received attesting to Pompeo’s fine character, not only from the RCMP but the community.

“Constable Pompeo’s experienced considerable remorse for having shot Mr. Gillespie. I have no doubt Mr. Pompeo’s remorse is genuine.’’ Wood expressed concern over the RCMP’s use-of-force training that Pompeo said he followed before firing a shot. He questioned how the use-offorce training authorizes lethal force against a suspect. Wood suggested that “puts officers’ safety ahead of public safety. Const. Pompeo did what he was trained to do. His moral blameworthiness was reduced by those circumstances. He was not motivated by anything other than selfpreservation.’’ editor@nanaimobulletin.com

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Keep calm during season Is it too soon to urge a little peace and good will this Christmas? Probably not. We’ve all seen the alternative, and it isn’t pretty. Some of us, it seems, are so busy pursuing the material side of the holidays that we’ve lost sight of the spirit. Stressed-out shoppers grimly hunting bargains in the aisles, screaming kids with surly parents and couples who look like they’re going to a funeral instead of experiencing the joy of the season. In short, people who bring their bad mood into a retail outlet to share with the staff and other consumers. While this can be a tough time of year if your finances are tight, it doesn’t have to be a fiscal or emotional crisis. After all, the most expensive items in the store are no gifts at all if the givers are grinding their teeth about the cost and the resulting damage to their credit rating. There’s nothing intrinsically wrong about giving big gifts, but not at the cost of civility and peace of mind. There are any number of inexpensive ways of celebrating the holiday season that don’t require busting your bank balance or losing your mind. Try asking the people in the stores, nicely, and you might discover some clever alternatives. Charity is always an alternative option to the consumerism at Christmas. Donate to local drives like Hamperville or Coins for Kids, or take on a project through Free the Children or World Vision – making the world a better place is always a worthwhile investment. So this Christmas, a suggestion: if you feel yourself starting to get anxious or angry, pause and take a deep breath and try to keep things in their proper perspective. Try smiling. Do something nice like holding a door open or letting a driver merge in front. It doesn’t cost a thing. The Nanaimo News Bulletin is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

MPs hold key to reforming Parliament We can safely assume that A leadership review of the when Nigel Wright cut a cheque prime minister (or the leader to Senator Mike Duffy to repay of any party) can be triggered ill-gotten housing allowances, by 15 per cent of the caucus – neither thought the act would the Members of Parliament. If lead to serious discussions NDP leader Thomas Mulcair’s about parliamentary reform. leadership came into question, Granted, no one thought that 15 NDP MPs are needed from the cheque would ever come to light, party’s current 100 seats to start but it did and created a scandal that review. Canadians haven’t enjoyed since Similarly, to expel an MP from the Paul Martin Liberal caucus (as tends to era. happen when one EdiTor’s One of Prime publicly disagrees noTEbook Minister Stephen with the party and/or Melissa Fryer Harper’s own MPs, leader) would take 15 managing editor Michael Chong, per cent of the caucus put forth a few key members to bring the recommendations issue to a vote among for not only Senate the full caucus. But, reform, but also if a disgraced MP Parliamentary reform. were to suddenly vie Chong’s private once more for prom member’s bill, The queen, 15 per cent Reform Act, aims to of the caucus could amend the Elections Canada Act trigger a majority-rules vote for and the Parliament of Canada reinstatement. Or the MP could Act to give power back to the simply win re-election. Under average elected member of the the Reform Act, there’s nothing House of Commons – people like stopping a riding association him. By making the party leader from chosing a candidate who’s more accountable to the MPs, been ousted by the caucus. the prime minister (or leader of If passed, and there’s a strong the Official Opposition, if you appetite among all parties like) becomes more accountable to look politically tough on to the Canadian people. parliamentary reform, it would Chong’s proposed bill blocks take effect a week after the next the prime minister from general election. overriding the wishes of each You could argue that the local riding association. No rules today were the result of longer can the PM appoint previous reforms – corrupt, a candidate; rather, each mismanaged or incompetent candidate is chosen by its riding riding associations were given association. oversight by the national party,

allowing the potential trainwrecks of candidates (the staunch pro-lifer, anti-women, racist, whatever) to be barred from seeking election under a party’s banner – to remove the soapbox from under folks who add nothing to the political or social commentary. The side effect is that power became concentrated at the top. But does it take reforming the elections act to reverse this? Discussions on how to solve the National Hockey League’s problem of concussions continually revolves around eliminating full-contact hits to the head. They’ve tried everything – banning hits, increasing penalties, supplementary discipline and financial fines – to no avail, when the simplest and most effective solution is right in the hands of the players all along: stop hitting each other in the head. It shouldn’t take an act of Parliament to give MPs a backbone to go along with their backbench. While cynicism prevents me from believing that politicians are solely out for good government, my idealism still argues that we can aspire to better than we have now. Parliamentarians were elected to uphold the values of responsible government, security for society’s most vulnerable and standing up for the rights of Canadians – they should really get to work on that. editor@nanaimobulletin.com

‘The side effect is that power became concentrated at the top.’


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Incinerator would bring energy To the Editor,

Re: Incinerator drama could turn into a tragedy and a farce, Letters, Dec. 3. Scott Littlejohn’s analogy to a drug deal shows his intention to instill fear. The jump to a conclusion is wrong on two counts. First, waste-to-energy does not encourage lack of recycling. The two best recyclers in the world, the Netherland and Germany, have both used WTE for a long time. Having Nanaimo say no is not going to teach Vancouver anything; they will simply select a different site. His second conclusion about Nanaimo being so good at recycling is questionable. Nanaimo waste is shipped off-Island every day. Nanaimo could become an ecofriendly leader, turning waste that is normally buried into energy, reducing what we are importing, bringing the Island a little closer to energy self-sufficiency. Nanaimo currently pays the secondhighest residential taxes per capita, in part because we have no industrial tax base left. This project has the potential to be the largest project in 50 years and bring high paying jobs. I applaud council. At least it is willing to listen and learn.

Tim McGrath via e-mail

Garbage burner too close to city To the Editor,

Re: No decision from council on incinerator, Dec. 5. The proponents for the the proposed Duke Point garbage burner claim pollution controls will make the giant facility almost 100 per cent green. It will be interesting to see, if the project were to go ahead, how the smell from the hundreds of barges of Lower Mainland waste anchored near Duke Point will be controlled. Just look at a Google map of Duke Point and see it is a mere kilometre from our downtown tourist areas. Forget about enjoying a beverage on our waterfront, when that southeaster blows the smell and gulls into our personal spaces. Just say no to the project.

Michael Duff via e-mail

Procedure must be followed To the Editor,

Re: Council silent on incinerator, Editorial, Dec. 5. Your editorial has missed the big picture of the frightening event which unfolded at council. The attempted skullduggery which could have haunted this council and subverted democracy

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for years to come. At the very last minute possible Coun. George Anderson tried to slip a motion, which was not even on the agenda, through the back door before council was even brought up to speed. The 25 placardwaving anti-waste facility protesters should not be concerned Anderson’s motion was tabled. More alarming is how Anderson tried to sneak their motion through without caring what their democratically elected colleagues, all city residents and fairness stand for. I call on council to enact legislation requiring a minimum one months notice be given for motions to be introduced. So there will not be sinister surprises like this in the future.

J.C. Broderick Nanaimo

Council should rewrite bylaws To the Editor,

Re: No decision from council on incinerator, Dec. 5. City council is a position where it can alter bylaws to disallow the import and burning of Metro Vancouver’s garbage. Instead, our mayor and council opted to do nothing until Vancouver is finished with its public consultation process. Yet, I’ve read that enacting a bylaw after the site has already been selected may pose some legal difficulty for the city. During a recent council meeting there was a presentation regarding a new passenger ferry service; reference was made to the possible positive economic benefits of this plan. Perhaps we should consider the sight that ferry passengers will have when they see barges full of trash transiting to be dumped in Nanaimo. Is this what we want Nanaimo to be known for? We all need to give consideration of the health, environmental and public-relations problems this project presents. Council needs to act in a timely manner to enact the necessary changes in our bylaws to block the burning of Metro Vancouver’s garbage

within Nanaimo. They also need to send a clear message to Vancouver that we do not want their garbage incinerator.

Gordon Scott via e-mail

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Polluting winds unpredictable Re: No decision from council on incinerator, Dec. 5. Have you ever noticed that the people who claim facilities like incinerators or nuclear waste storage schemes are safe and good job creators, never put them in their own communities? The City of Vancouver has bylaws making it illegal to build incinerators in their community. What do they know that we don’t? Favouring this proposal because our prevailing wind is from the west is very short-sighted. Much of the time winds are unpredictable. With the quantity of garbage contemplated for this plant, if even one tenth of one percent exits the smoke stack, the contaminant fallout will be measured in tonnes. Vancouver should handle its own garbage problems, not export them to more hard-up cities who are willing to sell out their environment for a few jobs and 30 pieces of silver.

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Victoria-based musician Sam Weber follows his own beat when it comes to his career in the music industry

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am Weber was still a teenager when he was offered a full-time scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. He turned it down. “I decided to build my own recording studio and work on my music from that angle,” Weber said. The Victoria native had previously attended Berklee on a summer scholarship when he was just 17-years-old. However, he felt that that the program was not for him. “It wasn’t really optimized for what I was doing musically and where I wanted to go,” Weber explained. “It was not the right thing to be doing with my time or money.”

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Songwriter climbing to career peak

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lucA fogAle performs show at coffee shop.

By Nicholas Pescod The News BulleTiN

Two years ago, Burnaby native Luca Fogale decided that university was no longer for him. “It was the best decision I ever made,” Fogale said. He was in the middle of a psychology degree at the University of British Columbia when the musician inside him kept calling. “The decision wasn’t tough but the process was tough,” Fogale said. Eventually Fogale decided to drop out of UBC. Although it took his parents some convincing, the singer has begun to climb his way through the heavily populated British Columbia music scene. O n We d n e s d a y (Dec. 11), Fogale will be performing for the first time in the Harbour City at The Buzz Coffee House. Fogale’s pathway into music began when he star ted studying piano at an early age. Eventually he switched to guitar and then tried singing. “I started loving music when I started playing guitar,” he said. The Burnaby North Secondary graduate has a broad range of influences including the likes of B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and Nick Drake. Fogale said he really developed a love for folk artists such as Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. “I just fell in love with the simplicity of it and how honest it can be,” he said about folk music. Fogale released his first EP titled Paths this past July and is currently working on a new record. He said Paths addresses his journey and struggle to find himself and his true passion. “It’s really lyrical, with a lot of stories and a lot of questions,” Fogale said. Fogale, a former lifeguard, explained that he enjoys watching human interaction and incorporates

those interactions in “I felt like I grew his lyrics. immensely in that six “In a lot of songs months. It felt like 10 I’ll ask questions years because they about the way people packed so much into live their lives and it,” Fogale said. explore what people The Peak Perfordo and what makes mance project also people tick,” he said. provides young artHe said ists, such as he often Fogale, with got plenty valuable of ideas workshops for songs and courses while he about all was guardaspects of ing, but was the profespractically i felt like sional music helpless in i grew industry. being able “ T h a t to record immensely was somethose ideas. thing that “I’d get a in that six was incredgood idea months. ibly valuable in my head because I and I’d have didn’t have to try and whistle it any idea about how to myself for about the business works,” 15 minutes,” he said. Fogale said. “I think Earlier this year, it’s made me more Fogale took part in savvy. You have to be the Peak Performance your own manager project, put on by and your own publi102.7 The Peak radio cist until people want station and Music B.C. to start working with The project provides you.” up and coming musiAs part of the projcians from across the ect, the Burnaby province the oppor- native participated tunity to win $102,700 in a week-long boot and other financial c a m p i n P r i n c e rewards. ton, B.C. The camp

focused heavily on the business side of the industry and covered a variety of areas such as social media use, marketing, and budgeting. “I think I learned the most about setting realistic goals and being true to your brand and trying to figure out all the different ways you can make money, because it is kind of a business of pennies,” Fogale said. “You’re trying to make money where you can and through ever y stream you can.” Fogale placed in the top 20 in the project. For his efforts, he received $3,000 as part of a business plan he had to submit while participating in Peak. “Another thing that Peak helped with is it kind of showed people that I was taking this seriously,” he said. For more information on Luca Fogale visit www.lucafogale. com or follow @LucaFogale on Twitter.

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Blues band brings energy to christmas party High energy is the name of the game for Vancouver Island blues band Lazy Mike and the Rockin’ Recliners. The group plays the King of Hearts Singles Club Blues Christmas Party on Friday (Dec.

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Mike and the Rockin’ Recliners at Harewood Legion Friday (Dec. 13), 8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets $12/ advance at Fascinating Rhythm and Arbutus Music; $15/door. Call 250-797-2500.

evenTs NATURE TYKES Explore, play and learn outside about the environment and the creatures we share it with. Bowen Park, 500 Bowen Rd. Tuesday (Dec. 10), 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Music LUCA FOGALE with Sam Weber at Buzz Coffee House, 4515 Uplands Dr. Wednesday (Dec. 11), 7 p.m. BLUES CHRISTMAS PARTY with Lazy

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BANANAFISH DANCE ORCHESTRA plays the Queen’s Friday (Dec. 13). Tickets $8/ advance; $10/door. Call 250-754-6751. A TIDESMAN CHRISTMAS with Tidesmen Barbershop Chorus at Nanaimo Ecumenical Centre Friday (Dec. 13), 7 p.m. Tickets $15; $32/family. Fundraiser for TheatreOne. Call 250-754-7587.

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225-500gr

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99 plus applicable fees

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2$

5

99

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1.75kg

4

99

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Bassili’s Best

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5

915-930gr

Nabob, Maxwell House or Carte Noir Coffee

144’s

2$

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395-450gr

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2

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99

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

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George Alvin, P.Eng George Alvin Fairhurst “Alvie� born March 12, 1920 in Nanaimo, BC, passed away, peacefully at home, November 30, 2013. Survived by his best friend “Burgie #7�; sister, Edith Robinson; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends. Especially Henning, Ann and Sid. Alvie was a lifetime member of the Nanaimo Yacht Club and the #256 Legion. He worked for the Ministry of Recreation and Conservation as systems planner, surveying many parks in British Columbia. No Service by request; cremation. First Memorial Funeral Services 250-754-8333

Thomasene ANDERSON

October 28, 1917 - December 3, 2013 A great lady has passed after a long and happy life. Throughout her lifetime in Nanaimo, Thomasene devoted herself to her career, her church, her family, and her friends. Thomasene started her career as a WHHQDJHU LQ 6SHQFHU¡V Department store and retired in 1982 IURP (DWRQ¡V DV RIÀFH PDQDJHU  ,Q IDFW VKH RSHQHG PDQ\ RI WKH (DWRQ¡V RIÀFHV throughout B.C. Thomasene was a faithful member of Evangelistic Tabernacle (now Generations), using her business skills for 46 years as church treasurer. Her famLO\DQGIULHQGVZLOODIÀUPWKDW7KRPDVHQH loved good food, conversation, travel, à RZHUV DQG PXVLF  6KH FRXOG OLJKW XS D room with her positive, cheery personality. We will miss her. She is survived by her beloved sister, Agnes; her adoring surrogate daughters, Marlene (Don Recchi) and Beverley (Ron Pusey), as well as many other loving relatives and friends. A private burial will be held in December. A memorial service will follow on Saturday, January 11, 2:00 p.m., Generations Church, 1300 Princess Royal Avenue. First Memorial Funeral Services 250-754-8333

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IN MEMORIAM

Joan Theedom Sept. 11, 1930 - Dec. 11, 2006

Sunshine passes, shadows fall, Loves remembrance outlasts all; And though the years be many or few They are filled with remembrance of you. The Theedom Family

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

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

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RENEE KATHLEEN LAIRD On December 3, 2013, Renee Laird (nee Mulligan) passed away peacefully in Nanaimo, BC. She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick Davidson Laird, in 1972, and is survived by her daughter Margaret, son Stephen (Ruth), loving grandchildren Sarah, Eve, and Ross, and numerous nieces and nephews in Great Britain. Renee was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on October 17, 1920. During the Second World War she worked as a volunteer for the British Armed Forces, and in 1949 married Fred, who had fought in the war with the British Airborne. In 1957 the family, including two small children, immigrated to Canada, stopping briey in Edmonton, before moving to St. Albert, where Renee took a job as recreation director with the (then) Town of St. Albert. She thrived in the position, and contributed in numerous ways to the development of the town. For a few years Renee was a director of the Edmonton Y.W.C.A. She was very involved with the Walterdale Playhouse, and for many years had an acting role in the annual Klondike Days melodrama. She was a member of the Seven Arts Club, and after retirement did a great deal of work as a member of the St. Albert Historical society. The family would like to acknowledge with thanks the kind and loving care Renee received in recent years from the wonderful people at Dover House in Nanaimo. A private service for family will be held, followed by cremation. In lieu of owers, contributions may be made to Nanaimo Loaves and Fishes – Hamperville, 1009 Farquhar Street, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2G2.

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Occupational Level 3 First Aid Attendant required for Wednesday night graveyard shift in Ladysmith. This position would be best suited for a physically fit person able to work in a production environment. Please submit your resume with a photocopy of your valid First Aid certificate to: Ladysmith Press, P.O. Box #400 Ladysmith, B.C. V9G 1A3.

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

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

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We would like to thank in advance all who apply, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

BURGER KING at 1150 Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo, BC, needs F/T permanent Food Counter Attendants. No formal education, no experience req’d. Duties: take food orders, take payments, wrap food items, clean work area, etc. Wages $10.50 p/hr. Apply in person or send resume to: jobburgerking@yahoo.ca

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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REAL ESTATE

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BLUE OX Home ServicesExpert Renovation & Handyman Services. Refs & Insured. Call 250-713-4409, visit us at: www.Blueoxhomeservices.ca

HOME RENOVATIONS: Carpentry, Kitchens & Baths; Plumbing, Ceramic Tile. Free Estimates. Call (250)756-2096

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MOVING MUST Sell- Metal bar height dining room table (glass top) + 8 chairs, $400. good condition. Call (250)5863624 for info and viewing. NEW QUEEN MATTRESS SET. Brand new. In original plastic. $200. (250)713-9680 QUEEN ANN leg 4 seater sea foam green French Provincial sofa tufted back, w/matching chair, like new, $600. Tea wagon fruit wood, w/2 drop leafs & drawer, $99. Computer swivel chair, $45. Large filagree mirror, $100. Wrought iron sofa table, (tiled top), $40. RV cover, 34’ to 37’ Class A or C, new, $300. (250)758-6975. SHERATON DINING chairs (5), $400; Piecrust coffee table, $150; Queen Anne bench, $150; 2 Occasional chairs, $150. (250)390-2805

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

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)

HELP WANTED

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Expanding or Renovating your home/bathroom/ kitchen/basement? Painting, Roofing & Finish Carpentry also available. No job too small. Free estimates. Insured

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MOVING & STORAGE

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Part-Time Warehouse person required. Must be able to work with limited supervision. Involves regular lifting of 20+ pound packages.

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)753-6633. MOVING, Deliveries. “Lower Price.� Job Quotes or hourly rate. Jason (250)668-6851

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PETS LOST CAT!! White with caramel. Ear tag: D942W. Missing since Nov 9. Uplands/Turner Road area. Very missed. $300 Reward. Call 250-619-7765.

TEMPUR-PEDIC,Single, Electric Bed. Swedish Mattress, hand control, hardly used. Paid $4400, asking $1250. Call 250-752-8158

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 120 Bass piano accordion $390; 12 Bass piano accordion $95; Electric bass guitar & hard shell case $200; German made student violin & hard shell case $150. Lrg set Royal Albert china “Peti Point� mint cond. $2000; Twin electric bed, clean $500; 2 Lazy Boy recliners, clean $50 ea or $70 pair. 250-748-8270 29 ROYAL DOLTON Dolls, Ashley, Office Furniture ($2500),Robert Bateman Print, & Bev Doolittle Print, 64� Tall Floor Centurion Safe. Call 250-228-1362

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

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

REAL ESTATE APARTMENT/CONDOS

Small Island Painting

With industrial type vehicles only. Vehicle must hold 5000 papers. • Twice weekly Tuesday & Thursday • Pick up newspapers from our warehouse • Deliver newspapers to our carriers

HOSPITAL BED. Elec. Rotec. Multi-Positional. W/ 6� Invicare(waterproof covered) mattress. 4 dual pos. side rails. Head/ft boards. Only used 38 days. $1900 Firm. 250-2873930 STANNEH STRAIGHT chair lift, $1000. Power lift chair, new, $650. (250)760-7009.

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

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

BARBIE DOLLS (3). New, still in boxes. Special $25 each. 1 (250)729-0875 CHRISTMAS LIGHTS LED, 15 boxes, 3 sizes, $4./each. Call (250)756-6125. EXERCISE BIKE- with calorie counter, Paid $150, Selling $95. (250)753-4130. FUNKY CARRYING tote for toy breed dogs. $30 (250)7588145 H.O. SCALE diesel engines (3), like new. $25ea. Tracks (2 packs) $6ea. (250)758-5073 KITCHEN TABLE+ 4 chairs w/leaf rectangle shape, $75. (250)244-4415.

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

INDUSTRIAL BUILT log splitter. 30 ton, pull & electric start, Honda 13 hp with lift table. For more info call Doc 250-2468111 LARGE GLOBE w/light, $20. Webster dictionary 4x11, on stand, $20. Goose down duvet, queen size, $50. Portrait of a pretty lady, gold framed, 30x20, $20. Antique car collection displayed in frame, $50. Hospital bed, hardly used w/linens, $750.(250)751-2142.

ATTENTION SENIORS Central Duncan 954 sq.ft. second floor. Reduced to $151,900, 55+ building @ 650 Dobson Rd. Call 250-815-0866 L-SHAPED jeweler’s showcase, 72�x72�Lx22�Dx44�H, comes complete with lockable display area plus drawers and shelving in one area. The cabinet is very solid however it needs some TLC. Price as is $195 or ask us for a price quote to restore it to its original beauty. (250)246-4409 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 POTTER’S WHEEL for sale. Excellent condition. Asking $500.00. Please call to view 250-897-3142.

TIRE CHAINS, 13�x58�-63� rails. $40. Call (250)245-3307.

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

FURNITURE CHRISTMAS SOON come and see a good bargain; loveseat, 2 seater, skirted, high back, well upholstered, soft sage green $375 and much more. Call (250)586-8922. DINING SET with buffet and six chairs (2 captains) plus two leafs. Solid wood. Mediterranean style. Call 250-752-9548 or 250-248-7771 QUEEN SIZE mattress & box spring with frame. Scandinavian design 8 yrs old. $300. Call 250-248-7911

DOUBLE ELECTRIC Bed, with remote control, headboard & mattress. Exc. cond. $1000. (250)751-7941, Nanaimo. DOWNSIZING Makita 12� planer-jointer Hand & Electric Tools Snooker/Billiard Slate Table Mahogany 4 Gun Rack & gear China/Crystal & punch bowl Birds of B.C. Book Set Child’s 4 pce kitchen playset Wine Corboy Lifter Hardwood African Carvings Tooled Saddle Small Compressor Walnuts, Garlic & Squash And more! 250-248-4495 ELECTRICAL GENERATOR: Homelite model, 2500watt. $250. (250)713-6653

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

QUALITY GARDEN SHEDS Gazebos, pergolas, follies, greenhouses, studios, storage & more. Call 250-951-0855 SEARS “FREE Spirit� treadmill, $800 obo. Entertainment centre, solid oak, fits 36� TV, $135 obo. Delco Car dolly, new tires and tilting ramp, $1000 obo. (250)723-8636.

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

DOWNTOWN NANIAMO: Luxury Waterfront Lifestyle; Elegant 2 Br, 2 bath condo, ocean, mountains, marina views. Lagoon, clubhouse, gym, swimming pool. Walk to Sea wall, near Port Theatre. Reduced for quick sale $349,000. Call 250-591-7800 agents welcome. Open House; Dec. 15th from 1-3pm

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

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

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

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

STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online at: www.crownsteelbuildings.ca STEEL BUILDING. “The big year end clear out!� 20x22 $4,259. 25x24 $4,684. 30x34 $6,895. 35x36 $9,190. 40x48 $12,526. 47x70 $17,200. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422 or online: www.pioneersteel.ca

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

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

NORTH NANAIMO- 107 Harpooner Place (off McGirr) 2100sq ft, 4 bdrm, 3 bath, ocean mtn views, cul-de-sac, close to schools, lrg fenced yrd, new kitchen & roof, beautiful deck, lot size 7600sqft. $389,000. (250)756-6125.

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

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4133 DEPARTURE BAY Rd. 3-bdrm 1.5 baths. Covered garage, near amenities. $975. Avail now. Call 250-758-7055.

NORTH NANAIMO: Attention Students/Working Professionals: semi-furn private suite. New floors & paint. Shared lndry. FREE hydro & cable. N/S, No Partiers. $800/mo. Dec. 15th. 250-756-9746

DIVER’S LAKE. 1/2 Duplex. 2-bdrm, 1000 sq.ft. Completely renovated, 3/4 acre. Totally fenced. N/S. 5 new appl’s. $900. Jan.1st. (250)741-4912. 33’ CONVERTED Trawler with 6 cylinder Isuzu deisel engine with 2100 hours. Ready to fish or cruise. Good electronics, Survey valued at $25,000. Sell for $8500. Call Jim at (778)421-1310 or Ted at (250)723-8089, Pt. Alberni. For more info or viewing.

HAREWOOD: 2 bdrm sxs duplex, quiet tenants, F/S, W/D, microwave. $850 incld’s hydro and util’s. NP/NS. Avail imm. Ref’s req’d. (250)753-1657 NANAIMO: 2BDRM in large unit in 4-plex at 2506 Labieux Rd. for quiet tenant only, $850 + utils. N/P, near bus stop. (Immed). 250-729-8969. NANAIMO: NEWER 2 bdrm in 4 plex, 1000sqft. Near beach, surrounded by park, $850 & $900/mo inclds utils. NS/NP. (250)751-2918 or (250)7418831 after 6pm.

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

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

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO 1681 BOUNDARY AVE Manager 250-618-4510 UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT $600 & UP Large 2 BR. Suites Immed. & Jan. 1 Close to Hospital and bus, elevator, wheelchair accessible. Special incentives for seniors. Early move-in on some suites. Free Storage (depends on availability) CALL TODAY AND START PACKING! ~Ask about move in bonus~ Brown Bros Agencies Ltd.

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HOSPITAL AREA: Bach/1 or 2bdrm. Free h/w, heat. Free cable or net for 1 year for new tenants only. 250-616-1175

HOSPITAL/BOWEN AREA 1 & 2 Bdrms, adult bldg, security cameras. New windows, flooring. Near shops. Sm pet ok. $695+ FREE Heat & H/W. Call 250-753-6656 NANAIMO: CLEAN, quiet 1 bdrm suites. Hot water incl’d, on bus route. $545/mo. 1 yr lease, ref’s & credit check req’d. Avail. Dec 1. Call 250754-8411. NANAIMO: QUIET, clean and comfortable 1 bdrm. Central location, views, intercom, elevator. Free hot water. N/S, N/P. Refs. $650/mo. Call Mark/Don 250-753-8633. UPPER LANTZVILLE- 1 bdrm in detached house. F/S, WD, hydro and internet incld. Quiet! NS/NP. Long term, $750. Call 250-716-6797

S. NANAIMO- 1 bdrm, F/S, fenced yrd, w/views, W/D. Pet ok. $650 inclds hydro. Jan 1. Call collect, 1-250-388-7271.

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HOMES FOR RENT QUATERWAY AREA: 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, 1200sqft. $1095/mo+ hydro. Swimming pool. No dogs. Steve (250)667-3009. UNIVERSITY: 2 bdrm house, fenced yard, carport, $875/mo, ref’s req’d. Call (604)940-4521 VIU & University Square- recently reno’d, 3 bdrm, 2 full baths, 2200sqft. $1195. + utils. Pet? Steve 250-667-3009.

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Spots available at Great Rates. Daily, weekly, monthly. Pool, Hot tub, exercise room, laundry, putting green, hiking, fishing, Pickle Ball Court. Free coffee in one of the best clubhouses on the island. Nanaimo area. www.resortonthelake.com 250-754-1975 or admin@resortonthelake.com

ROOMS FOR RENT SINGLE & DBLE units; some w/kitchenettes. Pets ok. New monthly rates starting at $650; wkly starting at $340; 10% off end of 1st mo. 250-754-2328

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

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

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4 ALL season tires, 195/60/15 Yokohamas (no rims). Less then 10,000 km. $250. Email for more info to: hel2012@telus.net

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

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

HOSPITAL AREA- 1 bdrm suite. Close to malls, bus & VIU. N/P, N/S. Refs req’d. $625. inclds utils. Avail immediately. Call (250)758-1378.

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

GOODYEAR SNOW tires (4) 215/60R17, low mileage. $250. (250)758-5585 1992 Honda Accord LX, 4dr. colour Silver, on winter tires. Cruise control, AC, tilt wheel, AM/FM radio w/CD player. Is in very good condition and runs great! One owner. Asking $1500 OBO (250)715-8051

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

2004 MAZDA B2300, 72,000 km. Mint condition inside & out. Runs perfectly. Automatic, canopy, A/C, overdrive, ABS brakes, alloy wheels, framemounted trailer hitch, AM/FM/CD player, passenger air bag on/off switch. Price $10,500. Bob at 250-743-6686 to view or for further info.

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

2005 EXT. Venture Van, garaged, 96,000 km’s. Original Owner. Excellent condition. $8,900. 1 (250)758-2078 2005 JIMMY- 2 door, 4x4, 1 owner, 80,000 km, excellent condition. $6000 obo. Call (250)390-9369.

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

CHEV high-up 5 ton & Ford 4x4 bush box, for cash or trade on small 2 wheel drive pickup. (250)732-3239

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Coaching changes are coming at Caledonia Park – Coach Snoop won’t be back with the V.I. Raiders. Matthew (Snoop) Blokker announced Thursday that he won’t be re-signing as head coach of Nanaimo’s Canadian Junior Football League team. “I feel in my heart it’s time and I feel good about it,” he said. “I’ve known this throughout pretty much the whole year and it hasn’t changed.” Blokker said he’s looking for a new challenge somewhere where he can coach football as a full-time job. The Raiders club, he said, doesn’t have the financial means to be able to make that kind of offer. “The next level is where there’s definitely opportunities for jobs and I’ve got to work towards that,” he said. “In the junior level there’s only a few clubs that do that.” Blokker won’t be heading to any other B.C. team, he assured. He has an agent to help him in his job hunt and he has the support of his family to make a move. “To pack our bags and move because there’s an opportunity to better ourself as a family and move ahead in a career, that’s life…” he said. “We’re a football family and all they know is football. The hardest thing in the world was trying to explain to my

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Matthew (Snoop) Blokker celebrates with his V.I. Raiders team after winning the B.C. Football Conference championship in October at Caledonia Park.

son that I’m no longer the head coach for the Raiders.” Blokker helped to bring junior football to Nanaimo alongside team owner Hadi Abassi in 2005, first trying to move the Victoria Rebels club and then instead being granted an expansion franchise in the B.C. Football Conference. He coached the team

from 2005-2007 and from 2008-2013, leading the Raiders to six BCFC championships, five Canadian Bowl appearances and three national titles. During that time he also became the winningest coach in B.C. junior football history. After his last win at Caledonia Park, a provincial championship victory in October, Blokker said he didn’t leave

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the field until hours later. “That was a really emotional time for me,” he said. “I spent some time by myself on that field and I knew in my heart and my mind that was probably the last game I was going to coach on that field.” He feels as though he’s leaving the team in great shape, having recruited a young group of players

last year that will continue to develop. The Raiders’ longtime offensive coordinator Daryl Rodgers and defensive coordinator Doug Hocking aren’t expected back, but Blokker said there are other coaches qualified to step into greater roles and he said he hopes the club will promote from within. “In my mind this program really needs to grow,” he said. “It needs to grow at the board level and it needs to grow at the coaching level to continue to have growth at the player level.” Kabel Atwall, vice-president of the V.I. Raiders, said it would be “next to impossible” to have a full-time paid head coach. “The reality is, we’re a society and we live on the money that we raise and gate receipts,” he said. Atwall said he and Raiders president Chris Cross sat down with the head coach and told him they would welcome him to stay on, but would support his decision either way. It will be a challenge to replace Blokker, he said. “He’s been here since Day 1 and if anybody was sort of embedded in the team, it was him.”

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Clippers win with shutout The Nanaimo Clippers are undefeated in December after a shutout win this past weekend. The Clips beat the Chilliwack Chiefs 2-0 on Saturday on Teddy Bear Toss Night at Frank Crane Arena. It wasn’t until late in the second period that Devin Brosseau scored the teddy bear goal, prompting fans to let fly with their donations for the Great Nanaimo Toy Drive. B re n d a n Ta y l o r iced the win with an empty-net goal in the third period and Tanner Kovacs earned the shutout in his first start with the Clips since being acquired late last month. Shots were 28-25 in favour of the home team. Nanaimo is back in action tonight (Dec. 10) and faces a significant challenge as it heads down the Malahat to take on the Victoria Grizzlies. The Grizz have won all six meetings with the Clips this season, but the last one was a narrow 3-2 loss just 11 days ago that came with some positives. “We knew we played well against Victoria in Victoria … We worked hard.” Brosseau said. GAME ON … After tonight’s game against the Grizz, the Clips will prepare for a road trip that will see them visit Coquitlam, Surrey and Langley on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively.


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JR. B HOCKEY team moves into its new locker room at NIC. BY GREG SAKAKI ThE NEWS BuLLETIN

The Nanaimo Buccaneers have a place to build team spirit as they look to string some wins together. The city’s junior B hockey club officially opened its new locker room last month at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. “We’ve been waiting for it since September, so getting in there … it’s exciting,” said

Noah Russi, Bucs captain. “It’s a great facility. Everyone’s really happy.” The team held a ribboncutting ceremony Nov. 29, at which team owners Brenda and Phil Levesque thanked R.W. (Bob) Wall Ltd. and other community sponsors. “It was one of my dreams and it came sooner than I expected,” said Phil Levesque. “Look at this, it’s huge and it’s beautiful. We’re so lucky.” The locker room has laundry facilities and allows the team to care for and store its gear at the rink, so the Bucs can really settle in. The room is about more than just func-

tionality, too. “A lot of these kids have never been in this type of a dressing room,” said Levesque. “So for pride, it’s awesome. The Buccaneers, we’re going to fly now.” ICE CHIPS … The Bucs beat the Oceanside Generals 5-0 on Saturday in Parksville after losing 8-1 to the Victoria Cougars on Thursday down the Malahat. Garrett Dunlop scored in each game and Lee Orpen, Jordan Levesque, Chad Bell and Russi were the other scorers. The Bucs host the Gens this Thursday (Dec. 12) at 7:15 p.m. at the NIC.

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Sisters meet up in cash league The game of the week in the Christensen Collision Cash League was a sister-versussister matchup. Kalia Van Osch’s undefeated Environmental Dynamics Inc. team (9-0) came out ready to throw rocks, scored four in the first end and went on to defeat her older sister Kesa’s team 7-2 on Thursday at the Nanaimo Curling Centre. The night’s best game saw Ian Cook and his Longwood Brewery team steal points in the third, sixth and seventh ends en route to a 5-3 win over Mack Truck. Brenda Ridgway’s Mid-Island Auto team defeated Laird Wheaton 7-1 and Garry Smith’s AC Taxi sped past Super 4 by a 9-0 score. In other club news, the Van Osch sisters will all compete in Curl B.C. provincial championships, Kesa in the women’s division and Kalia and Marika in the junior women’s division.


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Kabel Atwall thinks the club’s national profile will help in the search for a new coach. “We’ll try to do this as quickly and as seamlessly as possible,” Atwall said. “With the reputation the Raiders have, I don’t think we’ll have a problem attracting good candidates for the position … If there’s somebody applying from within, obviously they would get maximum consideration but at the same time, there’s a lot of other good people in the country and even in the city of Nanaimo who might be interested.” The Raiders might shuffle some duties around, as Matt Blokker handled many other roles aside from coaching. But one coaching

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the first part of becoming a fitness instructor, and last January, she took the group fitness component with the City of Nanaimo, through parks and recreation. That BY KARL YU was followed by her practiTHE NEWS BULLETIN cum and by April she had a job with the city. ngel Jones has seen At first, Jones was a subfitness from both the stitute instructor for Sabinstructor and student ourin’s class but in May, she perspective. proposed a Full Body Fitness She had an inkling about for Women class, which is becoming a fitness instructor now offered at Nanaimo while taking rookie bootcamp Aquatic Centre on Tuesdays at Oliver Woods Community and Thursdays from 10:45 to Centre in September 2012 11:45 a.m. and instructor Ruth Sabourin “It’s a well-rounded fitness encouraged her class, and by to pursue it. that I mean we “I wanted to do anything become a fitfrom arms to ness instruclegs, to both, tor to keep to abs and healthy,” Jones we just make I like to see an said. “I used to it fun,” Jones be quite heavy, explained. “We instructor that I joined Weight have a good Watchers and time. I change it can tell you what lost 60 pounds up so we never to do and do it. (20 kilograms) do the same and thought in both Not just tell you thing to myself, ‘If I classes – we want to stay usually never what to do and healthy I have do the same stand there and thing in an to be healthy.’ I’m not giving month.” watch you do it. entire up ‘naughty As somefood’ so I chose one not far a profession that keeps me removed from being a fitness moving. class attendee, Jones likes “Being active keeps you to exhibit characteristics healthier.” she admires in instructors, In December 2012, she had playing an active role in her completed a theory exam, classes.

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Fitness instructor Angel Jones offers women-only classes twice a week at the aquatic centre in Nanaimo. Jones started off as a student in fitness classes with parks and recreation and now leads the classes as an instructor.

“I participate with my class. The biggest thing for me is, when I was working out, I like to see an instructor that can tell you what to do and do it. Not just tell you what to do and stand there and watch you do it,” Jones said. And while she takes her profession seriously, she is

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Jones will also be running a Zumba class in the new year and there is child-minding available for mothers wanting to attend the Full Body Fitness class. For more information on classes offered by parks and rec go to www.nanaimo.ca. reporter@nanaimobulletin.com

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By Tammy Toor I love the holiday season. The tradition of holiday decorations, music, food and gatherings help us reconnect with family, friends and our community. The holiday season is a particularly busy one for the Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture. To help you in your planning and connecting with your community, here is a list of things happening throughout the month of December. We’d love to see you there! Special Holiday Programs – if you have an elementary school child, your child should have been given our “Winter Wonders” flyer full of holiday programs, including our new Camp Frosty Frolic for ages 5 to 10 years old. There are

many other program opportunities to keep you and your family entertained during the Christmas break. Didn’t get one? Check out our website under “What’s New” for a copy. Special Holiday Fitness and Wellness Drop-in Programs at Oliver Woods Community Centre – Between Dec. 9-20, work out for only $8 or bring a non-perishable food donation for Loaves and Fishes and pay only $5. In addition, bring a workout buddy on Dec. 10, 12, 17 and 19 and you get twofor-one admission. Check out our website for full details. Winter Wonderland – From Dec. 26-30, the Frank Crane Arena will be transformed into “Rideau Canal” and all public skating sessions will only cost $1 with free

skate and helmet rentals. Come and see why this annual event has become so popular with the community. Finale 2013 – Yee haw! The city’s biggest and best family New Year’s Eve party takes place at Beban Park with a country theme. There will be an early countdown for the younger ones at 8 p.m., and a second countdown takes place at 10 p.m. Tickets are only $25 for a family of four or $10 individually. Enjoy an evening of swimming, skating and games with Nanaimo’s very own Clippers Hockey Team, crafts with staff from Kool & Child and entertainment from Jake West, Bill Perison, The Big Mess, Vibe Dancers, Sara Raymond

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and Aunti Bobbi the Clown. I can’t think of a better way to bring in 2014 with the entire family. Still looking for that perfect gift? How about a Parks, Recreation and Culture gift card? They can be used for program registrations, drop-in admissions, facility rentals and more. They come in denominations of $20, $50 or $100 and are reloadable. This holiday season, buy a $20 or more gift card for your chance

to win a $50 gift card. Contest ends Dec. 24. For more information on our programs and special events, check out our Activity Guide, visit our website at www. nanaimo.ca or call us at 250-756-5200. From all of us here at parks, recreation and culture, we wish you and your family the best of the holiday season and a happy, healthy new year. u Tammy Toor is a graphics design specialist with Nanaimo Parks, Recreation and Culture.

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Hospice celebrates family Nanaimo Community Hospice gives individuals and families a place to remember loved ones by hanging a memory heart on the Celebration of Life tree. Hospice volunteers will be available at Country Club Centre to assist anyone wishing to place a heart on the tree from now until Dec. 21 during mall hours. A tree is also available at Hospice House from now until Dec. 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hospice House is located at 1080 St. George Cres. SYM WOLF

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Swimming Skating Entertainment  Games  Face Painting  Crafts (sponsored by Kool & Child)

Join us at the Frank Crane Arena where it will be transformed into a “Winter Wonderland” with a RIDEAU CANAL theme. These sessions are only $1, and all skate and rentals are FREE! Drop in during any of our public times or rent the ice for your friends, family or co-workers. Thursday, Dec 26 11:45 am - 3 pm Friday, Dec 27 11:45 am - 4:45 pm 7:45 - 9:30 pm

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December 26-30, 2013

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STORE HOURS: MON.-FRI. 10-5:30 • SAT. 10-5:30 • SUN. 12-4

WE SERVICE MOST SERGERS & SEWING MACHINES

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COMPLETE WASH & VAC RUDRAKSHA BEAD MALAS & JEWELRY

Brand new shipment of beautiful mala beads & bracelets to share with you. For those seeking a calmer mind, body & spirit.

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DIVA DOLLS

“VINTAGE” CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS Lots of styles to choose from. 40% off.

NANAIMO MUSEUM

This Christmas Season

Help Santa Claus Check our flyer every Thursday in the Nanaimo News Bulletin to help Santa finish his Christmas shopping.

4585 Uplands Drive, Nanaimo (Nanaimo North Town Center)

250-585-8045

OPEN: Mon-Fri. 8am-9pm, Sat. 8am-8pm, Sun. 9am-6pm


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ALBERNI OUTPOST

Special Holiday Fitness Schedule at Oliver Woods from Dec. 9 - 20. A great time to try some of our classes at a special drop-in rate. www.nanaimo.ca for all details.

RECEIVE $15 IN-STORE CREDIT

Gold & Silver guy Gold & Silver Coins

Special Tea Blends for the Holiday Season!

HAVE YOU GOT ONE YET?

Celebrate the 24 days of Christmas

with 24 Christmas Tea Surprises in our Tea Advent Calendar! m

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Bring in sweater or coat for Salvation Army and receive $15 in-store credit.

NEWCASTLE NISSAN

SPECIAL HOLIDAY FITNESS SCHEDULE Parks, Recreation & Culture Nanaimo www.nanaimo.ca

For any occasion give the gift of live entertainment.

With over 200 live performances every year GIFT CERTIFICATES are on sale year round and make great holiday, birthday, anniversary, wedding or corporate gifts.

porttheatre.com 250 754 8550

NANAIMO

Judo Club Classes for beginners are held on Monday and Wednesday from 6:30-7:45 pm

REGISTRATION ONGOING Call for Details Coloured Belts Tuesday & Thursday 8 to 12 years old - 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. 13 years old and up - 7:45 to 9:30 p.m.

For More Information Phone Bob or Karen @ 250-758-8863 or @ www.nanaimojudoclub.ca


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“Where the sun always shines”

“A place where life is better...”

For every $100 gift card you buy get a $10 gift card for you.

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Season’s Greetings

During this holiday season and every day of the year, we wish you all the best.

During this holiday season and every day of the year, we wish you all the best.

Kristopher R Huberts Financial Advisor .

2980 Island Hwy N. Unit 430 Nanaimo, BC V9T 5V4 250-758-0081

Member – Canadian Investor Protection Fund

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Christmas Gift Certificates Available

DECEMBER HOURS: Monday to Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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Including: Bradley Digital Smoker $399.99 250-758-7726 NANAIMO OPEN EVERYDAY AT 8 AM

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The phone you want . you want The phone . The network you . The network you can relycan on . rely on “A Healthy Natural Alternative for Your Companion”

Pet Food & Treats

PET SUPPLIES

Featuring:

Zignature Fromm & Horizon Pulsar

Wide selection of dry, canned & raw frozen pet food “The Health Food Store For Your Pet”

Rock City Centre

250-758-2727

Get iPhone 5s on Canada’s most reliable 4G network.* Plus, pair it5s with aon TELUS SharePlus Plan and get: Get iPhone Unlimited nationwide talk & text Canada’s most reliable Ability to add a line for as low as $35/mo. 4G network. Shareable data †

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Get iPhone 5s on Canada’s most reliable 4G network.* †

The New Rock City TELUS Store #530network. - 2980 Island Hwy reliable 4G 250-756-2315

Come check out our growing selection of Health and Wellness products. Bring in this ad to receive 15% off your purchase 250-751-8866 • ROCK CITY CENTRE

*Based on testing of voice-call success rates, data-session completion rates and industry-standard call-quality measures against other national wireless service providers in metropolitan areas across Canada. †Premium and subscription messages are not included. Customers with devices not able to display picture or video messages will receive a text message that includes a web address for viewing. ‡Only one SharePlus Plan subscriber on the account requires * a data option. That data can be shared with up to four additional devices. The first device on each TELUS SharePlus Plan must be a smartphone, Smartphone Lite or other mobile phone. Compatible phone required for BYOD option. TELUS, the TELUS logo, the future is friendly and telusmobility.com are trademarks of TELUS Corporation, used under licence. Apple, the Apple logo and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2013 TELUS.

Get iPhone 5s on Canada’s most

Plus, pair it with a TELUS SharePlus Plan and get:

Nellie’s Deli Our Christmas Stock Is In!

250-729-7044 • Smoked Mackerel • Deli Meats and Cheeses • Dutch Licorice

Party Platters Made To Order

*Based on testing of voice-call success rates, data-session completion rates and industry-standard call-quality measures against other national wireless service providers in metropolitan areas across Canada. †Premium and subscription messages are not included. Customers with devices not able to display picture or video messages will receive a text message that includes a web address for viewing. ‡Only one SharePlus Plan subscriber on the account requires a data option. That data can be shared with up to four additional devices. The first device on each TELUS SharePlus Plan must be a smartphone, Smartphone Lite or other mobile phone. Compatible phone required for BYOD option. TELUS, the TELUS logo, the future is friendly and telusmobility.com are trademarks of TELUS Corporation, used under licence. Apple, the Apple logo and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2013 TELUS.

Unlimited nationwide talk & text

Ability to add a line for as low as $35/mo.

CANADA’S LARGEST ADULT CHAIN

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Magazines

“Adding fun to life and love.”

*Based on testing of voice-call success rates, data-session completion rates and industry-standard call-quality measures against other national wireless service providers in metropolitan areas across Canada. †Premium and subscription messages are not included. Customers with devices not able to display picture or video messages will receive a text message that includes a web address for viewing. ‡Only one SharePlus Plan subscriber on the account requires a data option. That data can be shared with up to four additional devices. The first device on each TELUS SharePlus Plan must be a smartphone, Smartphone Lite or other mobile phone. Compatible phone required for BYOD option. TELUS, the TELUS logo, the future is friendly and telusmobility.com are trademarks of TELUS Corporation, used under licence. Apple, the Apple logo and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2013 TELUS.

Monday - Sunday 8am to 12am

250-751-3770

15% OFF ANY TOY STOCK WITH COUPON

Enjoy your Holiday Season! Accidents Happen! Don’t worry, we are 100% fully covered and ICBC approved with no referral required.

HARBOUR CITY CHIROPRACTIC Rock City Plaza (behind Earl’s) Nanaimo www.harbourcitychiropractic.ca 250 758-1716

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Mon-Wed & Satfrom 10-6 the Casino) The525 Affordable Adventure Store! Terminal Avenue (across Thurs & Fri 10-9 • Sun 12-5

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“You will get luckier here” Extended Christmas Hours: 250-754-3003 10am-9pm daily starting Dec. 16 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Dec. 24 until 5pm Mon-Wed & Sat 10-6 Thurs & Fri 10-9 • Sun 12-5

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