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Christmas is over and if you’re looking for a place to dispose of old trees, the World Parrot Refuge in Errington is a good place to start. “Parrots are comparable to beavers when it comes to chewing wood,” said WPR supervisor Stephanie Martin. “So we’re asking people to bring their used trees here for the parrots.” The non profit organization’s 23,000 square foot building is home to more than 900 birds who enjoy the liberty of free flight and flock orientation. “We’re the only shelter that keeps birds for life,” said Martin, adding that the organization takes in birds from all over the world. The refuge consists of a few large rooms with tall windows letting in lots of sunlight. In an effort to recreate the most natural habitat possible, volunteers and workers have wired together long pieces of wood to resemble a jungle-like setting. Various types of wood hang from the ceiling, nestled together like a tropical rainforest where hundreds of abandoned parrots have found solace. “We’ll accept any type of wood except cedar,” said Martin, noting that cedar contains toxins harmful to many animals. She said old Christmas trees will provide hours of entertainment for the birds. “Anyone who has ever been abandoned as a child can relate,” she said, looking lovingly at one of the many orphaned animals. Those willing to donate their old Christmas trees will be greatly appreciated by the WPR. “Additionally, we’re also accepting used or old toys for the parrots,” said Martin. “Basically we take anything the parrots can chew.” Bring your trees or toys down to World Parrot Refuge located at 2116 Alberni Highway in Coombs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The organization will accept wood donations on a continuous basis.

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stArtinG Point Fees persuade smart meter holdouts BC Hydro’s imposition of manual meter reading fees has persuaded most holdouts to accept a wireless smart meter. BC Hydro imposed a $35 monthly fee starting Dec. 1 for customers who refuse to part with their mechanical meters, after offering the 68,000 customers who still had them the option of accepting the new meter with the radio transmission function on or off. BC Hydro reported the results this week to the B.C. Utilities Commission (BCUC), which is reviewing the fees. More than 48,000 customers chose the smart meter to avoid the fee. Another 450 chose the radio-off meter, which comes with a $100 setup fee and $20 a month starting April 1 to cover costs of collecting readings. Another 6,270 customers chose to keep their mechanical meters, and 13,110 more did not respond to BC Hydro’s letters, so they will have the $35 fee added to their bills until they choose another option. Claims of health effects from wireless meter transmissions have been rejected by health authorities and the BCUC in a review of FortisBC’s wireless meters. BCUC found that the radio frequency signal from a bank of smart meters is less than 10 per cent of the natural background level, and a tiny fraction of the exposure from a cellular phone. — Black Press

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This Cooper’s hawk was one of 57 bird species spotted by the Tuesday bird walk group .

Plethora of birds spotted The Tuesday bird walk group went to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville last week and counted an impressive array of birds. The morning was cloudy and calm with peaks sunshine throughout.  Nine trumpeter swans flew overhead at the community park. We spotted a northern shrike perched on a shrub near the river and we watched as it flew

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out for prey and returned to the perch. Far off shore we spotted ten common murre, four marbled murrelets, forty ancient murrelets, forty western grebes, two pigeon guillemots and hundreds of pacific loons on the Strait of Georgia. A Cooper’s hawk was perched close to the viewing platform.  Eleven birders saw and heard 57 species. — Submitted by Neil Robins

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New video in the pipeline The next installment of a new documentary is online AUREN RUVINSKY writer@pqbnews.com

The second installment of local filmmaker Richard Boyce’s latest project is now available online. Ultimately working towards a feature length documentary on the possibility of oil tankers on the B.C. coast in relation to oil pipelines, Boyce is posting 10-minute segments online to help raise interest in the project and get a more immediate response. The final version will be a complete re-edit, not just the segments strung together, he said. Boyce developed the idea after he spent seven years working on his previous film — Rainforest, the Limit of Splendour, which is still on the festival circuit — and he wanted the fast action the Internet can bring. He said the subject came to him when he saw Enbridge commercials for the pipeline with Islands deleted from the map, so he set out to kayak through those islands. The newest segment focuses on the traffic in Wright Sound, the intersection of five channels where the BC Ferry Queen of the North sank in 2006. See the first two videos and get more information at www.CoastalTarSands.ca.

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Two local teams from PASS Woodwinds Alternate School are among the top ten finalists in B.C. vying for $1,500 in prize money. Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JABC) is hosting a province-wide competition, Winter Business Challenge, which more than 300 senior high school students have participated in. The competition challenges students to work in teams managing a virtual company in a simulated marketplace, where students must respond to changing economic conditions. Students managers must outsmart other companies competing for market share and financial success. Challenges are based on the concepts and strategies students learn in the JA Titan program. The two Parksville teams are the Under Achievers and $GENR8TOR. The winners round will run Jan. 8-16. According to Junior Achievement vice president Andrew Sloan, JA is the world’s largest non profit organization dedicated to educating young people about business and motivating school-aged children and youth to take an active role in their future. — NEWS Staff

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GIVING AT CHRISTMAS: The students of Ballenas Secondary School collected over 900 items of food for the Salvation Army Food Bank to help this holiday season, as gathered by the leadership class (pictured). Mrs. Kent’s class won a pizza party by collecting the most items at 263.

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George Klemm and Patti Whittaker have given more than 60 years combined service CANDACE WU news@pqbnews.com

Errington’s volunteer fire department has some pretty amazing members. Recently, longtime Errington residents George Klemm and Patti Whittaker were recognized by their peers for their outstanding efforts with the fire hall. Klemm received the Governor General’s Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal for 40 years of volunteering and Whittaker received similar recognition for 20 years of service

on the board of directors. “It’s a progressive department,” said Whittaker. “And I feel fortunate to be a small part of the progress.” Whittaker has been instrumental in raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for the department. Though she’s humble about her contribution, her hard work doesn’t go unnoticed. “A big reason I’m part of the department is because of community,” said Whittaker. “Just to be able to do something in your own neighborhood

is really important.” Klemm, whose been on the front line for 40 years and has the number two fire hall named after him, said he finds a lot of satisfaction in just helping people. From barn fires to forest fires to rescuing neighbors and friends, Klemm said he’s happy to give back to the community of Errington. “It’s a really giving community here,” he said. “People really look after each other.”


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province and pick up kids and their families and bring them to hospitals in the States (funded by Shriners), BC Childrens Hospital, BC Women’s Hospital and Sunny Hill Hospital,” said Craig, adding that the buses are equipped with beds, coffee bars and snack bars to make traveling more comfortable for sick children. Craig said the Shriners cover the cost of everything to transport kids back and forth, including gas and food. The cash calendar campaign saw Shriners sell calendars all over B.C. Each day, a person who has one of these calendars will be entered to wish a cash prize ranging from $25 to $1,000. The fundraiser supports more than 500 children in the province.

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Editor’s note: our staff has spent some time looking back at 2013 and we are pleased to present highlights from The NEWS in this 2013—Year in Review special. Today, we wrap up the review with a look at the final quarter of the year, October to December. Thank-you for all your support this year and best wishes to all for a happy and healthy 2014.

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Oct. 1 Mayor Chris Burger voiced his concern over freight trains that cross Englishman River highlighting his frustration with the Island Corridor Foundation leading city councilors to pass a motion empowering RDN director Marc Lefevbre to question the liability and insurance coverage related to the portion of the track that runs through the city. • Corporal Jesse Foreman of the Oceanside RCMP shaved his head raising $4,300 for cancer as part of his fundraising efforts for the Tour de Rock campaign. Foreman, and 21 other riders, cycled from one end of the Island to the next in an epic 14-day journey. Oct. 3 RDN directors approved an Emergency Livestock Evacuation Plan laying out how and by whom animals will be evacuated in the case of a major emergency and where they will be taken. It was developed with input from both the Cedar and Coombs Farmer’s Institutes. Four evacuation sites were deemed to be appropriate to shelter livestock during an emergency including the Coombs Rodeo grounds on Alberni Highway, the Coombs fairgrounds on Ford Road and the Arbutus Meadows Equestrian Center on Island Highway. The cost implications for the RDN in making these designations is minimal — one dollar per year per site. • The Vancouver Island Regional Library presented a cost increase close to seven per cent to the dismay of at least person. RDN director Dave Willie said he was disappointed, “We’re looking at doubling operating costs every 10 years. That’s not something that taxpayers can stomach.” Willie said he was also disappointed with the result of the vote, when only two of the 40 board members voted against the hike.

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appointments until the end of this school year. Koop has been at the board office for five years and since that time the superintendent position has been turned over twice, as has the assistant secretary-treasurer position and the HR manager position. Other leadership roles that have changed hands in the last five years include secretary-treasurer, HR assistant, IT manager and operations manager. There are also four new trustees, only one with experience in the public education sector, Koop said. “That is a great deal of leadership change and presents significant succession issues,” he said in an e-mail. • With water supply, climate change and fish habitat issues hot topics both locally and nationally, the Canadian Association for Rainwater Management (CANARM) introduced a new education and certification program

in rainwater harvesting and management. The not-for-profit association hosted a seminar and certification exam called “From Gutter to Garden, from Rooftop to Tap” in Parksville for anyone working in or interested in anything to do with irrigation, landscaping and development and water issues in general. Oct. 10 Mayor Chris Burger suggested exploring new money-making options, like medical marijuana and a casino. “I know this could bring a strong response,” Burger told The NEWS after the council meeting where he proposed the ideas. “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? REVIEW CONTINUES, page A13

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ith so many levels of government to fund, every year is an election year. Last year it was provincial. Next year, federal. This year, we get to focus on what some believe is the last bastion of participatory democracy, municipal government. The elections for town and city councillors, regional district representatives and school board members is about 11 months away, but you can bet the rhetoric and positioning will begin much sooner. The federal election next year may have a bearing on what happens in municipalities this fall. We’re hearing there are at least a couple of people who currently sit on the municipal councils of Parksville and/or Qualicum Beach considering a leap to the federal stage. It’s unclear when the federal parties will nominate their candidates here for an election that doesn’t come until May, 2015, but we hope those who are going to take a run at those spots are open with the voters about their plans if they also intend to let their names stand on municipal ballots. No current municipal politician has openly declared intentions to run or not run again this year — save Parksville’s Bill Neufeld, who revealed he was going to run for mayor in 2014 seemingly about a half an hour after he was elected as a councillor for the first time. Not knowing the full list right now is fair — we should not expect to know who is going to be on the ballot until the summer, at the earliest. At this stage, all we can ask of prospective candidates is openness and clarity about issues when they do decide to go public about their intentions to run. Voters should not be surprised 18 months down the road about how a councillor is voting on a key issue. When the real campaign begins, we hope municipal and school board candidates will debate with substance and detail, something that was absent in the 2013 provincial election. Voters should know what school board candidates say about school closures. Taxpayers in Parksville Qualicum Beach should be clear about a candidate’s views on development and taxes and revenue streams. Those in Errington and Coombs have a right to know what a candidate says about possible incorporation. It will be a while before it heats up, but we look forward to the debate about the future of our communities. — Editorial by John Harding

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The parrots at the World Parrot Refuge are near and dear to my heart. So, I was absolutely delighted to hear that the World Parrot Refuge won $25,000 from Shell. These competitions are so very important for charitable organizations with little stable funding. With more than 800 parrots to feed and otherwise care for, staff to pay, repairs and maintenance along with day to day supplies to be purchased, that money will not last long. Having said that, to suggest that this community needs  posters to help  citizens understand how important it is to ensure that parrots do not escape, is in my opinion, a frivolous use of even $5 of that grant, to say nothing of the frivolous use of the time and energy of the supporters who helped  the Refuge get that grant.  However, given the stated importance of ensuring that parrots do not escape, perhaps the Refuge should use the grant toward “a double entry system so that there are two doors (or a door and a safety net) between the birds and freedom at all times. The two elements are never open at the same time.” This is one of the Standards For Arboreal/Perching Birds developed by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. See: http://sanctuaryfederation.org/ gfas/for-sanctuaries/standards/  Let’s make sure parrots don’t escape from the Refuge before we tackle homes in the community. pat phiLLips Parksville

CougaR aDViCe Not Quite aCCuRate

In Auren Ruvinsky’s Dec. 17 article (Cougar encounter close to city) the advice regarding cougars was only partially right.

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He was completely wrong about “not making eye contact.” Based on the common wisdom of most authorities including author Paula Wild’s recently published The Cougar and it’s cougar safety checklist appendix, “If you see a cougar, maintain direct eye contact and remove sunglasses.” Wild’s well-researched book cites many other authoritative examples as to the crucial importance of maintaining such eye direct contact. Conversely, Ruvinsky’s advice about not maintaining eye contact is correct, but only when it comes to bears. Statistically, 56 per cent of all known cougar attacks in British Columbia have occurred on Vancouver Island. Out of the 20 provincial fatalities from such attacks, 17 were on Vancouver Island. Knowing what to look directly at, rather than away from, when experiencing one of those very infrequent sightings of such an elusive and beautiful wild creature is an imperative. terrY mOBBerLeY Qualicm Beach BC

NatioNal Debt FuNDeD by ouR baNK

Colin Bartlett’s letter in the Nov. 7, 2013 edition of the NEWS demanded I explain how our national debt could be funded by our own national bank — I suspect he thinks it ridiculous. Well, Bank of Canada year books recorded precisely that process here for 40 straight years, prior to the system being abruptly abandoned after decades of declining debts in 1975. Also, many very successful nations around the world fund themselves today, believing that a nation’s money supply should be a national utility,

not a private banker’s fiefdom. Their national assets are also capitalized through bonds, but the interest doesn’t go to private bondholders — it reverts to the nation. The security is the same, although put to better use — witness widespread private bank gambling failures five years ago. National assets don’t have to be marketable. In Canada ice-free deep water ports on both coasts, a willing and educated work-force, and vast natural resources are permanent, enormously valuable assets on which to issue national credit to ourselves. Instead, we sell valuable resources into foreign ownership through trade deals which are a form of culpable stupidity. So, why were our debts privatized after 40 years of successful practice? Silence. Then, why are no records to be found in our national archives (refer to ex-cabinet minister Paul Hellyer’s three-day search last winter)? Again, silence. Well, what proportion of our un-payable debt is due to accumulated interest on borrowed interest, now costing $63 billion a year? Absolute silence. And why does no major party ever challenge the system? Some do, but it’s quickly shut down. Bartlett’s opinion that government debts are due to “Canadians demand for more and more spending” ignores the $2 trillion or so of revenues paid away for interest since privatization, and it’s great national achievement — chains of deficits and bigger debts under every administration. I would recommend Ellen Brown’s book Web of Debt from the library and Googling “Bank of North Dakota” to anyone with an open mind.

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Oct. 10 Helen Webster and her daughter Lisa Danesin exhibit their show Convergence and Metaphor at the Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach. The paintings show unmistakable coherence likely stemming from the artist’s close relationship. “We were very pleasantly surprised,” she said, despite being nervous about how the paintings would mesh. “And kind of fascinated by how similar so many of our marks are even though we paint in a different way.”

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Oct. 22 The Qualicum Beach Farmer’s Market will now supply food to residents all year round. The market will continue to have outdoor vendors on Veterans Way during the fall and the usual 24 vendors inside the Qualicum Community Centre. And sales will continue on throughout the winter. Oct. 15 • Stacks of local fruit that would A development plan that could normally have gone to waste were have effectively doubled the popu- put to good use, thanks to a lolation of Deep Bay died as the Re- cal gleaner. Gleaning is the act of gional District of collecting a surNanaimo’s board plus food to share It is discouraging, it is of directors vot- terrifying and it’s ludicrous with others and ed unanimously Yvonne Hutchithat trustees have to face to put a stop to son has been dothese challenges... the development ing it for a very debbie Morran application prolong time. Hutchicess. It involved son said she was Baynes Sound Inbrought up to “alvestments (BSI), ways grow more whose plan called for 200 sin- than you need and share.” gle-family homes, a 292-unit RV park, retail/commercial space and Oct. 24 40 hectares of park space. The president of the local teach• The Lighthouse Community ers’ association Debbie Morran Hall celebrated its 30th anniver- was not pleased that local school sary with a bash including a dance districts have to fund the recent with music by the Maloomba Boo- 3.5 per cent raise to CUPE support gie Band and afternoon tea with workers. Bill Cave and Co. The Hall has host“It is discouraging, it is terrifyed various celebrations over its 30 ing and it’s ludicrous that trustees year lifetime in Qualicum Bay and have to face these challenges in the weekend paid tribute to those terms of how are you going to fund who had the foresight and spirit to another $385,000 to pay for an inbuild the facility decades ago. crease when the negotiations were far removed from where you’re all Oct. 17 sitting now,” she said. Five sheep died and three oth• Parksville hosted a town-hall ers — pregnant ewes due for de- style meeting where the hot topics livery — were left fighting for their were improvements to Highway lives after allegedly being attacked 19A and the potential of building by a pack of marauding pit bulls a new casino. Highway 19A goes in Hilliers. The owner of the sheep through downtown Parksville and voiced concern for children in the everyone agreed that it needs imarea who are also at risk of attack. provement, but nobody agreed on • The ninth annual Vancou- how. On the other hand, a casino ver Island One Act Play Festival for Parksville seems to be an idea in Qualicum Beach took to the that is getting some good reviews, stage giving audiences a chance but it is also fraught with concern to see fine acting without any dis- and questions. CONTINUES, page A15

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Oct. 29 The Town of Qualicum Beach picked up the Home Hardware Outstanding Achievement Award for Community Involvement at the Communities in Bloom Award ceremonies in Ottawa. • Over 200 museum professionals from across the province were in Parksville for the B.C. Museum Association’s 57th annual conference. This is the first time the Parksville Museum and Archives hosted the conference and society president Buddy Williams was proud to point to their co-operation with the First Nations and the City of Parksville in developing a professionally run facility.

Nov. 5 Heavy rains and plugged roof drains caused havoc for the Salvation Army Thrift Store on West Island Highway in Parksville leaving employees shocked and surprised when they came into work the next morning. The back half of the store was badly flooded, and though Salvation Army manager Dave Burns did all he could do to get the water out, damage was already done. • Bree-Anna Lehto, a recent grad from John Casablanca’s make up program in Vancouver, hosted a booked up workshop at the Village Theatre teaching attendees some of the techniques she learned at school.

Oct. 31 The entire board of directors at the McMillan Arts Centre resigned after a lively and emotional meeting. Since May of 2013, four of the board members resigned and following the eventful meeting, the five remaining members gave their resignations. • The Town of Qualicum Beach announced it was looking for a new boss as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Mark Brown launches into retirement after more than three decades of dedicated service to the town. Brown, is only the second CAO of the town since 1966, having succeeded Leo Klees in 1990.

Nov. 7 Without discussion, Qualicum Beach council passed a motion instructing staff to demolish the residential portion of the building in the Heritage Forest where a man had been living, rent-free, for years in the town-owned building. • Both Parksville and Qualicum Beach councils unanimously supported the renewal of the hotel room tax, which accounts for 60 per cent of the Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association’s (PQBTA) budget. According to executive director Blain Sepos, visitors spent $104 million in the area in 2012 and that was direct spending on accommodation, food, attractions and shopping.

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Nov. 14 Three related bylaws passed first and second readings regarding Nanoose Bay developments. The bylaws deal with the site-specific zoning and community water and sewer standards which would allow the development. • Local country songstress Beth Marie Anderson hosted a CD Release show in Parksville. Tickets included a copy of her new album, Let it Go. Nov. 19 The school district began a difficult conversation with the public regarding the task of finding $2 million in savings over the next three years. Local school trustees will have to make a decision in January affecting the budget potentially leading to school closures.

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Heinz

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Quickies

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250gr

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10

4

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LET’S MAKE A FRESH START TO 2014!

We’re celebrating “Out with the old 2013”... Kraft

Kraft

Cracker Barrel Cheddar Cheese 907gr

Kraft

9

99 each

Kraft

Cheez Whiz

1kg

Pasta or Rice Sidekicks

630-640ml

2

112-153gr

99

6

5

99

900gr

each

Gold Seal

Kraft Dinner Macaroni & Cheese 200gr

4$ For

Heinz

2

3

99

Kraft

Kraft Dinner Macaroni & Cheese Original, 4x225gr

2

works out to less than For HALF PRICE!

2

99

Aquafina

Ultra Thin or Traditional Crust Pizza

Demineralized Treated Water 24x500ml

900ml

3

99 each

Dad’s

Hunt’s

99

New mobile device? Activate daily deals with the QF App! McCain

Simply Broth

Dole

100% Juice or Sparklers 12x340-355ml

3$ For

5

For

10 3

99

Plus Applicable Fees

3

99

Plus Plus Applicable Applicable Fees Fees

French Fries 1kg

Selected, 398ml

3

99

99

¢

Heinz

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Beans

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250gr

2

Green Giant

Simply Steam Vegetables

Fibre 1 Granola Bars or Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks

3

10

4

each

4

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500ml

1.36kg

2

99

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5x200ml

1.36lt

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2$ for

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99

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plus applicable fees

4$ for

each

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Heinz

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99

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1kg

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plus applicable fees

99

¢

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Smart Ones Entree 126-311gr

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3

99

99

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99 99¢ 99¢ 99 WOW!

Family Size Cheerios Cereal

425-505gr

525-685gr

WOW!

¢

each

General Mills

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272-552gr

¢

¢

Bathroom Tissue

each

General Mills

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99

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226-250gr

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For

915-930gr

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600gr

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McCain

4$

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5

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213gr

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For

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170gr

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99

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1

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per lb

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2$

each

Medium Tub Salad

5

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¢

99

per lb

each

Fresh Chicken Drumsticks

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3.28 per kg

12X100gr

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2

3

4

5

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES

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Yogurt 650-750gr

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Nov. 26 The Parksville Volunteer Fire Department introduced a major review and update of their strategic plan. Conducted internally by department members, the plan will be used by staff and council to determine future needs with a focus on staffing, facilities, apparatus, health and safety and emergency preparedness. Nov. 28 Qualicum Beach town council voted to narrow the focus and take a step towards the approval of a 160-unit residential resort development at Pheasant Glen. During a committee of the whole meeting at the civic centre that drew about 200 people, council and the public heard about contrary legal opinions, regional growth strategy processes and details of the proposed development itself. • The annual Victorian Tea at The Old School House in Qualicum Beach was a feast for eyes as well as the palette. Guests sipped tea from fine china cups and nibbled on finger sandwiches and dainty sweets dolloped with Devonshire cream as models wearing vintage fashions from the 50’s and 60’s strolled through the TOSH gallery. Dec. 3 Education minister Peter Fassbender confirmed there would be no

additional funding coming to school districts this year saying it’s never easy when faced with the challenges this local school district is currently facing. With a trend of declining enrolment and a $1.3 million deficit this year, this district, like others around the province, needs to look at all of the options available to balance a budget. • A new board of directors was announced to lead the McMillan Arts Centre (MAC). The new board members are: Joe Straka, president, Deborah Sears, vice-president, Liz DeBarros, treasurer, Dave Klinger, secretary, Heidi Abbott, June Boggs and MaryAnne Peterson. Dec. 5 The Qualicum Beach town council passed a motion to match whatever amount the Qualicum Beach Historical and Museum Society raises in its fundraising efforts in 2014, up to $15,000. 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. • Cinderella, the classic British pantomime, gears up to take the stage at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. The traditional fairytale pantomime was complete with wood nymphs, a dynamic enchanted forest, a pumpkin carriage, royal ball and of course, cross-dressers.

Dec. 10 The Regional District of Nanaimo put forward a proposal to enact a secondary suite bylaw encouraging affordable housing, standardizing building permits and construction and regulating health and safety issues in certain electoral areas which are currently void of such legislation. • Qualicum Beach resident, Rebekah Robertson, 18, won Best Wedding Jewelry Design-Accessories at the Professional B.C. Wedding Awards in Vancouver. Dec. 12 Mayor Chris Burger and city councilors cut the ribbon introducing a brand new stairway connecting the end of Sunray Road to the oceanfront. The $158,340 project took years of public consultation, construction bids, a well-attended open house and 150 signatures on a petition to bring it to life. • Residents have spoken and Kindergarten through Grade 12 will continue to be offered in the school district’s anchor communities.“ This is a given now, the community has told us now that they want to see K to 12 options in both of our anchor communities, that is the Town of Qualicum Beach and the City of Parksville,” said acting superintendent Rollie Koop at the school board meeting.

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Dec. 17 A local resident had a close encounter with a cougar on Little Mountain near Parksville. Conservation officer Ben York said the sighting served as a good reminder to be aware of the animals and report all incidents. • The Bethlehem Walk attracted thousands of people from Parksville Qualicum Beach, who lined up around the block and waited for hours to get into the Christmas event. Dec. 19 A town official confirmed about one-third of the site where Qualicum Beach’s new fire hall will stand is designated as parkland. That has at least one Qualicum Beach resident unhappy. Site preparation work has already begun on the $6 million focus building project off Rupert Road near the roundabout. Resident Tony Wilde said he believes another piece of town-owned land, near the airport, would be better suited for the fire hall and would cost the town less than the approximately $2 million it will spend on the Rupert Road location to bring services like the sewer to the fire hall site. • A four-meter-tall blow up Santa Claus went missing from the front lawn of the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce. Both the chamber and RCMP promised amnesty to the culprits who stole the iconic Christmas mascot upon a safe return. Dec. 24 The first snowfall of the year hits the Parksville Qualicum Beach region with some outlying areas getting hit with as much as 5 centimetres. • Business leaders and politicians said they have elimi-

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nated some red tape for local entrepreneurs with the launch of the Mid-Island Inter-Community Business Licence, which allows businesses to legally operate in 12 communities from Duncan to Campbell River. Dec. 26 Englishman River Falls Provincial Park is closed due to three cougar encounters de-

scribed as “highly unusual” by conservation office Steve Auckles. • The Morningstar Farm hosted their annual customer appreciation event just before Christmas day, offering lots of treats including mulled wine and aged cheese, as well as live local music. Dec. 31 Happy New Years Eve!

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Five alarm good time slated for the Hall A 10-piece Vancouver-based party funk orchestra will put on high energy entertainment in Errington Jan. 11 LISSA ALEXANDER reproter@pqbnews.com

A bold and boisterous 10-piece band is bringing Afro-beat, funk, Latin and hip hop to the Errington Hall Jan. 11. Five Alarm Funk is based in Vancouver and has been performing at major festivals and clubs around Canada and the United States for over a decade. These include the Vancouver Jazz Festival, the Toronto Jazz Festival, the Ottawa Bluesfest, Shambhala and Sunfest in London, Ontario. The group’s live performance has been described in a review as “a blast of aural power, spiriting away any inclination listeners might have to sit back and relax,” by the Martlet newspaper at UVic. Along with the intricate musical arrangements, group members perform choreographed movements for some added entertainment. The instruments played at the show include guitars, drums, congas, trumpet, tenor saxophone, trombone, timbales and bass. Five Alarm Funk’s fourth studio album, Rock the Sky, is said to combine world inspired rhythms and melodic lines into Western jazz and funk styles. Rock the Sky was nominated for Instrumental Album of the Year at the 2013 Juno Awards and Instrumental Recording of the Year at the Western Canada Music Awards. The show at the Errington Hall starts at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11. All tickets are $25 at this all-ages show, the usual special price for youth does not apply. Find tickets at Cranky Dog Music in Parksville, the Errington Store and Heaven on Earth in Qualicum Beach. For music samples and more visit www.fivealarmfunk.com.

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Bethlehem Walk garners most donations ever in 2013 The Parksville Fellowship Baptist Church event returned in December and collected over $19,000 for charity LISSA ALEXANDER reporter@pqbnews.com

In 2011 the Bethlehem Walk garnered around $12,000 for the local Salvation Army, and a couple of weeks ago a cheque was handed over to that charity for $19,000. The Bethlehem Walk is a gift to the community from the congregation at the Parksville Fellowship Baptist Church. It involves the telling of the Christmas story and depicts an ancient village complete with live animals, shops and shop-

keepers, a live manger, a The church had its Although we didn’t have choir and more. our biggest number of peo- highest number of peoThe entry to the event ple to the event in 2009 ple go through (in 2013) is by donation which with over 9,000 people that is the most generous goes to the local Salva- the people have ever been. and in 2013 8,695 peogail barbero tion Army. ple went through. “Although we didn’t Thanks to the generhave our biggest numous donations received ber of people go through (in 2013) that is last month the church managed to pull the most generous the people have ever in $19,351 and over 1,500 pounds of food been,” said coordinator of the event, Gail for the Salvation Army. Barbero. Some people made comments that the

event in 2013 was the best year ever, Barbero said, and many people were pleased with all the upgrades that were made. The gospel was also very loud and clear at the recent event, spreading the word of Christ, she said, which pleased her. Last year the church and its volunteers took a rest from hosting the event citing overall leadership for the event could not be secured in time. See walk SeeS poSitive, page A25


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This year the Bethlehem Walk returned and ran from Dec. 14 - 17. Major Norman Hamelin of the Salvation Army met with the organizers

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WINTER PLAY: Isla Sommers enjoys some park time along with a slew of other children and their families at the Lion’s Venture Land Playground during a temperate day Parksville on Saturday.

The first show of 2014 at the Old School House Arts Centre is devoted to one of the most well-loved songwriting teams of the twentieth century. Gershwin Galore will take place Jan. 12 and will be a variety of instrumental and vocal combinations from classical as well as jazz numbers penned by the famous brothers George and Ira Gershwin. The program will feature vocalist Miranda Sage with pianist and vocalist Tony Booker, clarinetist Liam Hockley, pianist Ron Hadley, bassist Joey Smith and drummer Hans Verhoeven. Sage released her first CD Standards and Originals in a Jazz Key in 1997 was met with wide critical acclaim. She sings regularly in Victoria with the 18-piece Swiftsure Big Band and in other small combos. Sage’s latest CD Daydream has garnered extensive airplay and enthusiastic acclaim on CBC, KPLU and other major stations. Booker is an accomplished musician, composer and conductor.  Since earning a Masters at UVic in 1984, Tony has worked as a piano/organ accompanist on the UVic faculty and as a freelance pianist and organist.  Hockley graduated from Ballenas Secondary School and holds a Master’s degree from the University of British Columbia. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Victoria, graduating with distinction in clarinet performance. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts in clarinet performance at UBC. Gershwin Galore runs from 2:30 to 4:30 at The Old School House Arts Centre. Tickets are $16 for non-members, $13 for members and can be purchased by phone as the centre doesn’t open until Jan. 12. Call 250-752-6133. For more on this and other upcoming shows visit www.theoldschoolhouse.org.

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Host an International Student in Qualicum Beach! The Qualicum International Student Program is currently looking for families in Qualicum Beach to host international high school students. If your family can provide: A warm and welcoming environment, Three meals per day, A private bedroom with a bed, desk, lamp, closet & a window, A criminal record check from the RCMP for all residents 19 and over. Then hosting a student will offer you: The opportunity to make new friends from around the world, An exciting cultural experience to share with your family, The chance to enrich the life of an international student. SIGN UP TO BECOME A HOST FAMILY TODAY!!! Contact Sandie or Jenny at homestay@sd69.bc.ca

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DEATHS

VERONICA GREENE (formerly GREEN (Ahiers), Lani) of Coombs, British Columbia January 17, 1960 – December 18, 2013

Veronica passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, in her 53rd year. She was born in Swan Hills, Alberta January 17, 1960. During her childhood, teens, and early 20s, Veronica lived in various cities and towns, including Revelstoke, Qualicum Beach, Kaslo, Calgary and Victoria. She spent the previous 31 years living on Vancouver Island, and settled in Coombs in 1997 with her husband, Nathen, and their sons, Harreson and Troy. Veronica was a loving, giving, selfless, and compassionate woman with a witty sense of humour and a beautiful spirit. She was loved, cherished and valued by so many. She was a lively, adventurous, free spirit, and her endless energy was infectious. Highly devoted and committed to relationships and friendships, she was a pillar of strength for all of us and the epitome of unconditional love. Veronica is survived by her loving husband and soulmate of 26 years, Nathen; her sons, Harreson, and Troy (Allisa, and grandchildren Caleb and Heidi); sisters Sharon Hart (Ken), Karen Kelly (Peter) and Roslin Tanner (formerly Karla Baines); brothers Leverne Duckmanton (Jean), Trevor Ahiers, Lance Herriott (Marguerite), Roderick Lachlin (Jane), and Ed Jeune (Sharon); sisters-in-law Marilyn Dingsdale (Larry), Sherry Ballard (Frank), and Sheila Kristjan (Tavi); brothers-in-law Dougal Green, and Roderick Green (Deborah); numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews; and her beloved dogs Molly, Miloh, Gunner, and cat, Jo. She is predeceased by her mother, Phyllis Stalinski (Ahiers) in 1992; her father, Dennis Ahiers in 2007; her sisters, Roni Schlueter in 2004, and Carmen Ahiers in 2005; and her best, furry friend and beloved dog, Fez, in May 2013. Veronica’s wish was to be cremated. A Memorial Service to celebrate her life was held on Monday, December 30th, at Yates Funeral Chapel, 1000 Allsbrook Road in Parksville. For those wishing to donate flowers, please send them to Yates Funeral Service. The family sincerely thanks all of those who loved and cared for Veronica in countless ways. 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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Harry Brian McLaughlin March 18, 1942 - December 20, 2013

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of an amazing man, Harry McLaughlin at home, surrounded by the strong love of his family and friends. He will be profoundly missed by his wife and soul-mate, Barb; his children, Jeannie (John) and Brian (Jennifer) and their families (6 grandkids), his sister Kathy, brother Richard (Penny), Little Sister Tianay (Matt), his many nieces and nephews, and his devoted extended family, friends, neighbours, and pets. Harry had a positive energy and big, caring heart which he shared generously with others. His passion for life, strength of character, and integrity enriched the lives of all that he touched. Harry was an avid runner and triathlete who genuinely enjoyed sharing his experiences. Harry spent over 30 years in the Navy and upon retiring, continued with his love of building and repairing. One of his favourite comments when starting a project was, “It needs to be bigger!� Thank you to the Oceanside Hospice (especially Jean, Ken and the Friday group), Dr. Forrest, Dr. Bell, his caring staff, our HomeCare Nurse Alana, and our thoughtful community, for all your help and support. Harry believed in the importance of helping otherswhenever he saw a need, he did his best to fulfill it. Harry was an active supporter of the Qualicum Cat Rescue, the Oceanside Hospice and acts of kindness to others. Please continue his legacy. We will always feel Harry’s strong hugs comforting us. You will never be forgotten in our hearts. Please join us in honouring Harry on Saturday January 4th at 2pm at Fairwinds Golf Club (3730 Fairwinds Drive, Nanoose Bay).

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

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.

ERRINGTON: 2 bdrm, 5 appliances, N/S, N/P, 4k from Parksville, $750/mo, incls hydro. Ref’s Req’d. Avail. now. Call 250-228-7237.

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FURNITURE MOVING SALE. Matching oval glass top tables (two) $150. Matching 3-seat sofa & armchair $450. 250-586-7655, French Creek. SHERATON DINING chairs (5), $400; Piecrust coffee table, $150; Queen Anne bench, $150; 2 Occasional chairs, $150. (250)390-2805

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.

DOUBLE ELECTRIC Bed, with remote control, headboard & mattress. Exc. cond. $1000. (250)751-7941, Nanaimo. DOWNSIZING Union 20” Planer Hand & Electric Tools Snooker/Billiard Slate Table Mahogany 4 Gun Rack & gear China/Crystal & punch bowl 91 Explorer, 2 briefcases Child’s 4 pce kitchen playset Wine Corboy Lifter 6”x20” Timber Steel Rollers Lrg.Cap. Sawdust Vaccum Tooled Saddle, Mens jewellry Walnuts, Garlic & Squash And more! 250-248-4495 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? LIKE NEW, Lady Jazz golf clubs with 2 hybrids, new golf bag, and used cart $200. Call (250)756-4626.

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

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

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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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DOWNSIZING; Collectors 4 porcelain dolls, Pen Delfin plate, 5x7 carpet, 2 lamps, 3 English plates, Ken Christmas print, star bucks world mugs (14oz). Call 250-586-5528.

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

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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

1 bdrm Apt downtown Parksville $700/mo. Heat & h/w incl’d. Quiet, clean apt bldg, suite has new carpet,paint & appl. In-suite storage. Coin laundry in bldg. N/S, NP & ref’s req’d. Call 250-248-8874 hirstapartments@gmail.com ERRINGTON- 1BED. Private entry suite. $500/mo plus util. References req’d. Call : 250-954-0191

PARKSVILLE: 3 bdrm, mtn view. 1.5 bath, NS/NP. $1350 utils incld’d. 403-278-6857. PARKSVILLE (DOWNTOWN) 3 bdrm bungalow, walking distance to school & shopping. Avail immediately. NS/NP. $1150./mo. + utils. References req’d. Call 250-954-2243. PARKSVILLE, LARGE 3 bed, 2 bath, W/D, D/W, F/S, with separate 2 bed/1 bath basement suite, W/D, F/S. Large lot with garage. Pets considered, N/S. $1750. Avail Jan 1 or Feb 1. Call Wayne@250-954-8503 QUALICUM- 3 bdrm, 2 bath, new appls, garage, patio, near schools & shopping. Avail now. N/S. Lease.$1200.+ utils. 250-248-6629. QUALICUM WOODS 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, 1460 sq ft rancher. Close to town, Kwalicum Sec. & Brown Nature Reserve. f/s, w/d, d/w, microwave. Wood stove, Dbl garage (attach), RV prkng. Storage shed, n/s, pets ok. $1380/mo + util. Avail Jan Phone 250-954-0281. QUALICUM WOODS Rancher- avail Jan 1, 1450sq ft, 3 bdrms, 1.5 bath, dbl garage, RV parking, 2 gas F/P, nice layout. $1300/mo- tenant pays own utils including water. NS/NP preferred; long term available. 250-927-7470.

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.

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

LOTS LAKEVIEW LOT FOR SALE ON BOWRON LAKE, B.C. 2.58 acres, unserviced, small trees on it. 100 ft. from lake. $250,000. Call: 1-250983-2594

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NANAIMO 3 HOUSES. Gorgeous Ocean & City views. Easy to buy. Reasonable Down! Owner will carry mortgage. 250-753-0160

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

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.

RENTALS

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

29 ROYAL DOLTON Dolls, Ashley, Office Furniture ($2500),Robert Bateman Print, & Bev Doolittle Print, 64” Tall Floor Centurion Safe. Call 250-228-1362 2 fridge’s $70 each. 1 stove, $50. 1 Kenmore Dryer with new motor. Needs heat element. Open to offers for all 4. 250-752-0169

Chartwell area. 3 bdrm, basement home, 12 yrs old, gas furnace & f.p. Double garage, large sundeck, close to school. Asking $370k, 250-752-8158

PARKSVILLE: 3 bdrm remodeled home w/ legal in law/rental suite and 2.5 car garage w/separate driveway ideal for a home based business. Immaculate inside and out, great landscaping, garden shed & small studio. Priced to sell at $349,900. Call (250)954-0227.

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. PARKSVILLETOTALLY renovated 2 bdrm apts with assorted floor plans. Free storage & parking, quiet bldg, heat/hot water included. Quiet tenants need only apply! Refs req’d. Available Feb 1. $800. Call 250-248-3350. QUALICUM- 1 bdrm apt w/ocean view, parking at the door. $700/mo inclds heat, lights, water. Available now. Call 250-752-3333.

RENT YOUR HOME! Owner & Tenant Management Services Nanoose to Bowser View current rentals On our website: www.remax-first-bc.ca 250-248-1071 1-888-243-1071 propmgmt@remax-firstbc.ca Ron Limer Managing Broker Val Lambert Property Manager

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OFFICE/RETAIL SMALL DETACHED office is available, located in an Industrial Park. Ample parking & storage. $475. 250-716-6797.

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SUITES, LOWER PARKSVILLE (SANDPIPER) clean 1 bdrm entry level, 6 appls, shower. Heat, light, Starchoice, some furniture. $800./mo N/S, Quiet. Call: 250-738-0092. Avail Jan 1. COOMBS, renovated 2 bdrm basement suite. N/S. Pet considered. $700./mo. 250-2486292 NORTH NANAIMO: Attention Students/Working Professionals: semi-furn private suite. New floors & paint. Shared lndry. FREE hydro & cable. N/S, No Partiers. $850/mo. Available now. 250-756-9746

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CHURCH RD 1 bdrm suite, private, quiet, Wembly area, avail now. 250-586-4337 NEW 1-BDRM suite. Private entrance, sun deck, rural setting with mountain view. Hydro, cable, wi-fi, parking incld. Avail immediately. $800./mo. NS/NP. Call (250)248-2806.

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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

2011 SUBARU. Legacy Sedan. 35K. Silver. Navigation Package, Leather Seats. Back up camera. $22,500. 250-752-8462 RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

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Arthur Black tries some idiot negotiations with the United States

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1:00 - 3:00 pm Have you heard anything about a national see your way clear to slapping Texas plates onTime: Cost: Free An invitation to an OPEN HOUSE + idiot deficiency? his sorry butt, we'd be happy to shred his birthThere will be Tai Chi Demonstrations, Practice Classes, New Class Registration, and Light Refreshments. NEW BEGINNER Class start dates*   I only ask because a couple of C.I's (Certi- certificate at this end. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy an afternoon that fied Idiots) have been rapping at Canada's back Possibly you’re worried about what Canadacould change your life. more information, please call 250-240-3387 or PARKSVILLE door asking for a room for the night – or longer. will do for comic relief.  Please. Have you metForvisit our website at www.taoist.org/parksville Parksville Clubhouse 491A East Island Hwy - across from Tim Horton’s Glenn Beck, for one.  You don't know Glenn Toronto mayor Rob Ford?  Senator Duffy?  SteOPEN HOUSE Beck?  My, you do lead a charmed life.  Mis- phen Harper in a stetson at the Calgary StamSunday, January 12th 1:00pm - 3:00pm ter Beck is an American Open Mouth radio/ pede? Tai Chi demonstrations and light refreshments TV personality of the knuckle-dragging NeWe can do our own comic relief, thank you. New Beginners Classes anderthal Right persuasion.  Each Speaking of which, a cautionWednesday, January 29th 10:00am - Noon week he broadcasts to his countless ary word about a man who's probMonday February 10th 7:00pm - 9:00pm drooling fans, bringing fresh reports ably the tallest idiot in your counQUALICUM BEACH of socialist hordes massing at the By Arthur Black try—Dennis Rodman.  gates eager to destroy the American Yes, that Dennis Rodman, the St. Stephen’s United Church Village Way and Memorial way of life and probably put lipstick ex-basketball dribbler. Dennis New Beginners Class on the Statue of Liberty too. isn't hard to spot.  He's six foot Wednesday, February 5th 9:00am - 11:00am An example of Mister Beck's eight, covered with tattoos, usualQUALICUM BAY thought processes can be found in ly has his mouth open and wears Lighthouse Community Centre 240 Lion’s Way a recent memo he sent out warning green hair plus half a foundry's New Beginners Class that any of his employees caught usworth of metal piercings on his Monday, February 3rd 10:00am - 11:30am ing an energy-saving light bulb will otherwise unemployed head.  be fired.  “I'm dead serious,” he anIn the last photo I saw of Mister *REGISTER at Open House or the first class at location nounced. “If anyone does anything in this com- Rodman he sported two nose rings, at least six of your choice. Phone: 250.240.3387 pany because of global warming, they're fired.” lip studs and enough danglies hanging off his Clearly, the man is an idiot, but that's not ear lobes to qualify as a walking wind chime. what alarms me. Since his pro basketball career cratered, What truly alarms me is that, so fed up is Rodman has appointed himself good-will amGlenn Beck with the US of A, he's...well, he's.... bassador to the murderous and medieval North thinking of moving to Canada. Korean regime of Kim Il Sung.  Please, America, not that.  Send us Dick He spends a lot of time in Pyongyang being Cheney.  Send us Walter White—hell, send us wined and dined by Killer Kim while ordinary what's left of the Soprano mob—you can even North Koreans perish of starvation outside the return Howie Mandel and Celine Dion, no palace gates. questions asked.         So far, Rodman hasn't even noticed CanaBut not Glenn Beck. da, but I fear he might see a travel brochure that (.99¢ extra lines) And while we've got your attention, America, mentions 'Kenora, Northern Ontario', misread could you take Ted Cruz off our hands?  I realize it as 'North Korean' and apply for Canadian citRuns until it sells! (up to 8 weeks) the Tea Party twit lives in Texas but it seems he izenship. ($.99 extra lines) Runs until it sells! (up was, er, born in Calgary.        That would be even worse than Glenn I know—we're embarrassed too.  If you could Beck with a Canadian Health Care card.                                Taoist Tai Chi Mock.indd 1

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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK

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. JAN. 2 FRI. JAN. 3 BRADLEY CENTRE SPINNERS

TEEN SWIM 13-18YRS

10am-2pm, 975 Shearme Rd, Coombs. Group of handspinners, weavers & knitters. Bring your spinning wheels & lunch. $2 ann. fee & $ 2 each time. Call Dawn Ryan @ 250-248-6575.

7-9pm,737 Jones St, Ravensong Aquatic Centre. Games, music and swimming. RDN, Recreation and Parks 250-752-5014, recparks@rdn.bc.ca. Schedules online at www. rdn.bc.ca/recreation.

RAINBOW STEW CLOGGERS

SAT. JAN. 4

5-8pm, EZ 5pm, Int/Adv 6pm, Nanoose Place. Sharon (250) 468 7478.

SATURDAY STITCHING

AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP

SMART MEETING

7:30-8:30pm, St. Mark’s Anglican Church, 138 Hoylake Rd Qualicum Beach. Elaine 250-752-8063.

FRI. JAN. 3 MUSIC TRIVIA

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

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

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1:30-3:30pm, all ages/skills. PV Library. 250-248-3841.

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.

LIVE MUSIC

7-11pm. Live Music with BENT RYMN - Shady Rest Pub, 3109 W. Is. Hwy, Qualicum Beach.

ERRINGTON HALL COFFEE HOUSE

4:30-7pm, 1390 Errington Road. $5, 1/2 price kids under 12, FREE under 5 years. Performers free admission. Coffee & refreshments. Bring

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OIL PAINTING WORKSHOPS

Saturdays, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, McMillan Arts Centre is pleased to host full day workshops in Studio “B” with John Blackmore, C.R.I.®, Certified Ross Instructor. The monthly workshops are Bob Ross, wet on wet, oil on canvas, landscapes and seascapes as you have seen Bob paint on T.V. on the Joy of Painting. Everything supplied for the class. No experience is required. The classes are very small, 8 to 14 people.

JANUARY 4TH

KSS DRY GRADUATION 2014 EVENT Kwalikum Secondary School volunteers made up of grads and their families will be going door to door for a bottle drive & collecting Christmas trees for chipping by donation. With the support of the Town of Qualicum Beach staff and Council, all proceeds will go to the KSS Dry Grad 2014 event. You may leave your tree, along with your bottles, cans and/or monetary donation for pick-up at the end of your driveway before 9am or wait for our visit during the day. You may also drop your tree & donation off at the Town Public Works yard located at the corner of Berwick Road and Fern Road.

SUN. JAN. 5

MON. JAN. 6

TUE. JAN. 7

NANOOSE BAY LIONS TREE CHIPPING

OPEN MIC NIGHT

ROCK AND GEM CLUB

10am-3pm, Nanoose Place. Help support the Community by Donation. Call Mike @ 250-4682368 for pickup. BONUS: mobile sharpening, 20% of fee goes to Nanoose Community Services.

TREE CHIPPING FOR CANCER

Join Us in Song and Worship

Personal Real Estate Corporation

Reputable • Courteous • Service Direct: 250.228.4224 • gls@shaw.ca

10am-4pm. Hudd from Branching Out Urban Forestry/Thrifty’s parking lot. We chip your tree for a donation to Cancer Society. FREE Hot Chocolate & Coffee.

COOMBS OLD TIME FIDDLERS DANCE

2:30pm, Rotary House, corner Beach & Fern, QB. Adults/Seniors $2.50 p.p. includes snacks. ebfoden@ gmail.com, 250-586-3743.

PARKSVILLE TAI CHI

9-10am (3 sets) , Parksville Community Park in the band shelter. On going. FREE. Eva Grodt: 250 954 1002

7-10pm, The Shady Rest Pub, 3109 W. Is. Hwy, QB.

ARBUTUS TOASTMASTERS CLUB 7-9 pm Parksville Community Centre. Learn communication skills. Coffee’s on us. http://arbutus.toastmastersclubs.org/, Kirk Walper: 250 228-4275

TUE. JAN. 7 DAD’S NIGHT OUT: FREE SKATE

6:30-7:30pm, 830 West Is. Hwy, Oceanside Place Arena. Dads, bring the kids & enjoy a skate together on the pond 250-248-3252, recparks@ rdn.bc.ca. Schedules online at www.rdn.bc.ca/recreation.

COMMUNITY CHOIR 7pm/registration. The Parksville & District begins rehearsals/Brahams Requiem. 250-752-8130 .

BIRD WALKS

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

7-9 pm, Arrowsmith Hall, 1014 Ford Road, Coombs. Parksville & District meeting. Contact 248-6177.

PARKSVILLE TAI CHI

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

WED. JAN. 8 LADIES BADMINTON 1:30-3pm, Arrowsmith Activity Hall. Looking for new members. Info: Margaret 250-752-1103

SLEGG REALTY

WED. JAN. 8

THU. JAN. 9

MARS MEETING

COOMBS OLD TIME FIDDLERS DANCE

7:30 pm, Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. Mount Arrowsmith Rhododendron Soc. Info: 752-3694.

QB PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE

10am, (660 Primrose St.), Informal,meet the Mayor. Info: 250-752-6921, tcoates@qualicumbeach. com

OCEANSIDE PHOTOGRAPHERS

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

2 CAN DINE FOR

Jan 2-31. Deez Bar & Grill, 3353 Island Hwy W. QB. (250) 752-8055. Special New Year 2014 menu. Breakfast Lunch & Dinner, 2 for $20.14.

7pm. Club meets in the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. All photographers welcome. Teresa Lange KIngs: 250 248 6842.

PARKSVILLE TAI CHI

SHRINE CLUB

TENNIS

7:30 pm, Masonic Hall 136 Memorial Ave. PV. The Parksville Qualicum/January meeting. All Shriners welcome. Wear your Fez. Fred Collins, 250-752-1401.

9:30-11:30am, St. Edmund’s Church. New Beginner class, $20/month. Eva: 250-954-1002. 1-4pm, Springwood Park, every day. Cynthia Sage 250-248-5702. www. arrowsmithtennis.ca

GLUTEN FREE

TIMBERLINE DANCE

7-10pm, PV Legion, 146 West Hirst St. Adults/FREE, live classic Country & Rock’n Roll music. Info: Bill Wilson 250-752-8542, laveer@ shaw.ca

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ONENESS BLESSINGS & MEDITATION

6pm, at THE Q - 180 Fern Road W, Qualicum Beach, 250-594-6001, by donation. Bonnie: 250-594-6001, Cell/Text: 250-248-7691. www.theqmunity.ca

Every day from 4 to 6pm go to Quality Foods for crazy low prices on a select product. The Appy Hour deal changes every day!

Family Dentistry

New Patients Welcome! Dr. Denny B. Essig DMD 175 Corfield Street Parksville BC

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VIJHL Hockey

Generals fighting for final playoff spot With 15 games remaining, 8 at home, every game counts for the struggling local team T yson Taylor sports@pqbnews.com

It’s back to business this week for the Save-on-Foods Oceanside Generals. After a two week holiday break the Generals are back in action Friday against the Peninsula Panthers. The Panthers sit in second place in the south division while the Gens are looking to gain some ground on the Saanich Braves for the final spot into the VIJHL playoffs. Saanich holds a 12-point lead on the Generals heading into this weekend but the Gens are hoping they can make up some ground in the New Year. “Yeah, the first half of the season was tough on everybody so it’s been good to recharge over the break here,” said Brodie Smith, 16 of Parksville. “It would be good if we could have a fresh start, sort of like a mini season and try to have a winning record here would be nice,” he said. With 15 games left in the season, it’s going to be a playoff

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The Save-on-Foods Oceanside Generals are gearing up for action after their Christmas Break.

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ning some games if they’re to make up the ground they need to in order to reach the playoffs this year. “We definitely have to have that mentality,” said Smith, who is second in scoring for the Generals this season. “We need to string some wins together here and get the ball rolling in order to make the playoffs. Every game is a big game and every one of them counts.” Of the remaining 15 games, 11 of them will take place in January. It’s going to be a busy month but the team will be ready for the challenge. “We don’t need to worry about the number of games we’ve got left. All we need to focus on is just working hard as a team and doing anything we can to win some games,” said Captain Travis Flug, 19 years old from Parksville. “I think the more games we are playing (in a week) the better because it gives us more of a chance come together as a team and to build momentum.” See MoMentuM, page A34

MIxed MartIaL arts

Viedas quick back to the ring after debut fight T yson Taylor sports@pqbnews.com

The cage is calling for Marco “Machete” Viedas again. A quick turn around from his first fight, Marco is heading back to the mainland for the Battlefield Fight League 27 card. Machete will take on David Chan on the Jan. 18 card, which takes place at the River Rock Casino in Richmond. The fight is just a month after Viedas made his debut, winning by unanimous decision. The Battlefield Fight League 27 card will also feature former UFC fighter and former WEC Welterweight Champion “Mr. International” Shonie Carter. The short break doesn’t worry Viedas or his manager and coach Brett Fee as they gear up for training again. “I feel as long as Marco is doing all the right things and training properly, it’s hard to

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Marco “Machete” Viedas after his debut last month.

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haven’t seen anything to tell me he won’t be able to train well for such a quick turn around. Of course, it’s not something we want to get used to but it’s something we’ll be able to manage,” Fee said. Viedas will be ready for a more rounded fight this time around. There was a little bit of everything in that first fight but Machete is hoping for a bit of a different style. “It’s a good opportunity for me this time around. I’ll be facing an opponent who’s going to be a lot smaller than I will be after the weigh — ins so I hope to assert my dominance from the start.” “I’d like to keep this fight standing, look for a knockout or at least land some solid shots. If I can do that and knock him down, I’ll look to try and finish it with a submission,” Viedas said.

Machete will take his training, full time; down to Island Top Team in Nanaimo where he’ll get some of the best on the job training anyone in the MMA game can get on Vancouver Island. A club that specializes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA training, Viedas will have the best of both worlds. “It’s not an MMA gym where anyone just goes and works out. If you don’t have much experience, you don’t last long there.” “You basically get the gloves on and start sparring and that’s where all the training and learning comes from. The coaches will throw stuff in from time to time but it’s a real great place to learn lots of the basics from taking a beating in training,” Fee said. Both coach and combatant are looking forward to this next fight and like Machete’s chances at going 2 – 0.


Milner Thank you to everyone Christmas who came and supported Milner Gardens during Milner Christmas Magic this year. Magic

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The event could not have been offered to the community without the hard work and dedication by our volunteers and staff, as well as the generous support of our sponsors.

Thank you to all of you who hung lights, decorated, created, built, conducted, welcomed, performed, served, sold, poured, washed, shuttled, parked, greeted, read, cleaned, and kept us going with your Christmas spirit. You are an amazing group of people! Thank you as well to the Mid Island Floral Art Club members who brought their creativity and enthusiasm in recycling 1,200 plastic water bottles into a beautiful winter flowering scene. Walk through twinkling trees glowing with dazzling lights, We are also very grateful donations Ted Jolda, Qualicum listen tofor livethe music and visitby Santa. Art Worx and Grant Leier. Story telling and refreshments onsite.

To our sponsors: a big thank you for your fantastic support which December 13-15 & 18-22, • 5-8:30 pm enabled us6-8, to put the event on for2013 the community For more info, visit www.milnergardens.org or call 250.752.6153 2179 W. Island Highway, Qualicum Beach

Thank You!

CREDIT UNION

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The Save-on-Foods Oceanside Generals are gearing up for action after their Christmas Break.

vijhl hockey

Momentum key to Gens finding wins

WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK To submit your activities into our weekly (Thursday) Calendar of Events: events@pqbnews.com I fax:250-248-4655 I #4-154 Middleton Ave, Parksville

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Momentum will be key for the Generals if they want to string together some wins. The Generals have eight games remaining at home, which sits well for them as they’ve struggled to find wins on the road this season. Coming out of the break, Flug hopes the Generals can keep making strides in the right direction. “If we can continue to improve on our

fore-checking, first and foremost, that’s when we’re going to have our best chances to be the most effective. Of course burying our scoring chances goes without saying but we need to make sure we can get that going too,” said Flug. Catch the Friday game live on 88.5 The Beach with Dominic Abassi and Saturday night marks the return home for the Generals as they take on the Kerry Park Islanders. Puck drop is at 7:30 at Oceanside Place.

duplicate bridge

The Winners! Ken Mathieson

Nanoose

$250

Ann Harrison

Qualicum Beach

$150

Simone Halpin

Parksville

$100

Thank you to all who shopped locally and entered our Gift Guide Contest!

Locals learn to play bridge Byrds do it, Bea does it and even Bill Gates and Warren Buffet do it — play duplicate bridge. In fact, people all around the world play bridge. When Qualicum Beach resident Mary Lynn Ghitter was in the Middle East she found a bridge club, where she explained that she was a single white female who wanted to play bridge. She was warmly welcomed — imagine the smile on her face when she found herself surrounded by 23 good looking Arab men. The common system played world wide is Standard American Yellow Card and it allows bridge players to speak the same language and understand each other. Around Parksville Qualicum Beach, there are at least 200 duplicate bridge players — most of whom play in four clubs in Qualicum Beach and Nanoose. And there are more than that who play rubber bridge — some in community centres and a lot in their own homes, affectionately known as kitchen bridge.

The main difference between the two kinds of bridge is the cards that are played. In rubber bridge, hands are dealt each time and so the challenge is to get good cards to get a good score. In duplicate bridge, all the players in first round deal the cards the same as in rubber bridge, but after they have played the hand they put the hands into pockets in boards so the next set of players can bid and play the same hand. A perfect game is when all the players can play all the same boards so the challenge is to see how well you played against everyone else who played the same hand. The best way to improve your bridge game is by taking lessons to get the most practice. In January, Mary Lynn Ghitter plans on running introductory Standard American Yellow Card classes. If you are interested, contact Ghitter at 250-594-8919 or e-mail her at ghittm@ shaw.ca. — Submitted by Al Stacey


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NORTH IS. WILDLIFE RECOVERY CENTRE

FREE SKATE & RENTALS

QB LAWN BOWLING CLUB

Open for Public Viewing March-December 2013. 1240 Leffler Rd, Errington. niwra.org

OCEANSIDE BUILDING LEARNING TOGETHER SOCIETY

12:15-1:45pm, Parksville Lion’s and Save-On Foods sponsoring at Oceanside Place, 830 W. Island Hwy. Under 19yrs must be accompanied by an adult. No hockey during Family Skate. Skate schedules at www.rdn.bc.ca/ recreation. Jan 12-March 9th

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

PARKSVILLE TAI CHI

Free workshops. 494 Bay Ave., Parksville 250-947-8252 10:30-11am, Preschoolers accompanied by a caregiver. Parksville Library. No registration. Sept. 13-Dec. 6. Info: 250-248-3841.

OCEANSIDE STROKE RECOVERY

MUSIC TRIVIA

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

EverySaturday

BISHOP OF BOWSER CHESS CLUB

1pm, Henry’s Kitchen, Qualicum Bay. Everyone welcome. Robert 250-757-8709 or bowserchess.pqworks.com

7pm., 3rd/Wed/mo., QBCC 250-752-6129

7pm, 1st Thurs/mo. at The Gardens. All welocome. Info 250-752-8066 or amen@shaw.ca.

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

Mon-Wed-Fri. 1pm. Shormat season. All club members welcome. 250-752-3341

1-4pm, Lighthouse Comm. Hall, Nordin Rm., 240 Lions Way, Qualicum Beach. Sheila Steele 250-757-8307

OCEANSIDE CONCERT BAND

OCEANSIDE WOOD CARVERS

THE BREAKFAST CLUB—OBISNET BRIDGE CLUB

EveryThursday

1-3pm, Tues. & Thur., Arrowsmith Activity Building/Coombs Fairgrounds, Ford Rd. $5.00 drop-in or monthly. Info 250-752-8760

QUALICUM BEACH CRIBBAGE 7-9pm, QB Legion, 250-752-9632

QUALICUM BEACH PROBUS CLUB

9am,1st Tues/mo. St. Stephen’s Church Hall.

QB LAWN BOWLING CLUB

7-9pm every Monday (except holidays). PV Community Centre, 132 Jensen Ave. Guests are free! arbutus.toastmastersclubs.org 7-9pm, Mon. & Wed. at Springwood Middle School. Info 250-248-8857 6:45-10pm, QB Legion, 180 Veterans Way (back door).Knowledge of Bridge required. Lori Pross 250-752-0196 7pm. QB Legion. 250-752-8178

ROTARY CLUB OF QB SUNRISE

RAVENSONG MASTERS SWIM CLUB

3rd Mon/mo. 8:30am. Quality Bayside Resort, 250-752-1072. parksvilleprobus.ca.

PARKSVILLE ADULT BADMINTON

YOGA FOR ALL AGES

BOXERCISE for EVERYONE

6am & 6pm. Tues.& Thurs./Sat at 9am, Genesis Boxing & Fitness, PV. 250-248-5511

SMART MEETING AT SOS

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

LIVE MUSIC

OPEN MIC NIGHT 7-10pm, The Shady Rest Pub, 3109 W. Is. Hwy, QB.

QUALICUM BEACH FARMERS MARKET

EveryTuesday

7-11pm. Live Local Bands. Shady Rest Pub, 3109 W. Is. Hwy, QB.

8:30am-12:30pm, Veteran’s Way & Memorial. Contact Bobbie Garnons-Williams, www. qbfarmersmarket.com, Qbfmmanager@gmail. com 250-240-1233

COOMBS COUNTRY OPERA

7pm, Coombs Rodeo Grnds. 3rd/Friday/mo., Sept - May. Open stage. $5, Musicians/ child/ FREE. 250-752-3998.

7 am at Rotary House, Fern Dr. & Beach Rd. Kathy Murphy 250-594-0285 www.kathleenyoga777.ca kathleen.murphy777@gmail. com Jaya Studio, 420 Trio Lane, QB

BADMINTON AND PING PONG 7 pm., 19+. Lighthouse Centre in QBay. Equipment provided, beginners welcome. Bob 250-757-8307 or Betsy 250-757-8442

PQ MAC USERS GROUP OCEANSIDE 7pm, 2nd Tues/mo.,The Forum, City Hall, Parksville, 250-954-1348. www.pqmug. wordpress.com

LEARN HOW TO MEDITATE

5:30 pm, FREE at the MAC, 133 McMillan St., PV, every Tues. - Dec. 17. Info 250-9545040 or www.freemeditation.ca.

BIRD WALKS

9am, from the Parksville Beach Community Park. We go to different areas in Oceanside. Neil Robins, 250-954-1928. nmrobins@telus. net, www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP 7pm, 1st Tues/mo. at The Gardens. All welocome. Info 250-752-7489 or brook@shaw.ca.

PARKSVILLE TAI CHI

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

5:30-7:30pm., Eagles Hall, Pioneer Cres. Have fun, meet new people. Delores. 250248-5385 4-5pm, Knox United Church, Parksville. Info: 250-248-3927

OS EMERGENCY SOCIAL SERVICES 9-11am., Intro meetings/Regular meet 2nd/4th/Wed/mo., 10am. 250-954-3411

DANCE TO TIMBERLINE

Beginners 6:30pm. Experienced 7:45. No partner needed. QB Community Centre, Memorial Avenue. www.oceansidescd.net

RAINBOW STEW CLOGGERS

12-3pm, Qualicum Beach Community Hall. SharonLafferty@shaw.ca, cloggers.weebly. com, 250-468-7478

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 6-9pm, Jazz, Blues & Contemporary Music, Shady Rest Pub. 3109 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach.

SINGING IN FRENCH

1:30-3:30pm., with group “Nous Chantons”. For location call 250-248-8714.

PARKSVILLE ADULT BADMINTON

7-9pm, Mon & Wed, Springwood School, 19+, drop-in. Info: 250-248-8857

OCEANSIDE PHOTOGRAPHERS CLUB 7pm., 1st/Wed/mo. Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, oceansidephotographers.ca

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

STUFF NOT TO MISS

11am-noon. Register at oceansidehospice. com or call Jean 250-752-6227

GRANDPARENT SUPPORT GROUP

OIL PAINTING WORKSHOPS AT THE MAC - Jan. 4, Mar 4, April 5.

10am-Noon, 2nd/Wed./mo. ASBC meeting. Family Resource Assoc., 198 Morison Ave, PV. Alexandria 250-714-0801, www.nanaimoautism.org. midisland.asbc@gmail.com

Saturdays, 9-4, No experience required. Small classes.

SKATE WITH THE GENERALS - January 12th.

10am-noon., 2nd Wed/mo. Family Resource Association, 198 Morison Ave, Parksville. www.nanaimoautism.org

OCEANSIDE SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCERS SOCIAL

7pm, 1st & 3rd Tues/mo., 241 Moilliet 250248-5806/250-248-9392

7-9pm, Springwood School, Drop-In. 250248-8857

ASBC MID-ISLAND GRANDPARENT SUPPORT GROUP MEETING

PARKSVILLE LIONS

PARKSVILLE PROBUS CLUB

Info, David Kazakoff 250-752-0017

7am, Beach Club Resort, Parksville 181 Beachside Dr.

7:30-10:30pm, Parksville Legion, 146 West Hirst St. FREE, live classic Country & Rock’n Roll music! 19+. Info, Bill Wilson, laveer@ shaw.ca, 250-752-8542

SATURDAY STITCHING CIRCLE

1:30-3:30pm, all ages & skills. Parksville Library. No registration. Info: 250-248-3841.

ROTARY CLUB OF PARKSVILLE AM

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

6:15-9:15pm. Hanger A3, 1000 Ravensbourne Lane Qualicum Beach Airport. 12-18 years. Info: 893aircadets.ca

MEN’S SNOOKER

2nd/Wed/mo. Ravensong Aquatic Centre. Schedules, www.rdn.bc.ca/recreation.

PQ LINUX/ANDROID USERS GROUP

893 BEAUFORT SQUADRON AIR CADETS

QUALICUM BEACH FRIENDLY BRIDGE CLUB

WACKY WEDNESDAYS

PARKSVILLE T.O.P.S.

6:30pm, 3rd Tues/mo. at A & W Restaurant, 540 Island Hwy East, Parksville. Bring your laptop or Android device.

PARKSVILLE ADULT BADMINTON

EAGLECREST GARDEN CLUB

THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS’ FAMILY HISTORY CENTRE 9am-4pm & Tues. evenings by appt. 591 Arbutus Str. QB. 250-752-2233

ARBUTUS CLUB TOASTMASTERS

OS COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL 10am-3:30pm., Art classes by donation,250-248-8185

SENIORS BADMINTON 50+

EveryMonday

Stuff2do!

EveryWednesday

665 Jones St. New bowlers welcome. Indoor greens. 250-738-0820 7:30pm at KSS High School. New members welcome. Cal 250-752-5909

9-10am, Parksville Community Park/band shelter. FREE. 250-954-1002.

11am-1:30pm. St. Columba Hall, 921 Wembley Rd, Parksville. Bring a lunch. Kathleen 250-586-6766. 10am, Wembley Mall White Spot.

CON’T

FREE skating session, 2-3:30pm at Oceanside Place Arena. Meet the players! 250-248-3252

LADIES BADMINTON

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

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

HAND SPINNERS/WEAVERS/KNITTERS 10am-2pm at Bradley Centre, 975 Shearme Road, Coombs. Bring a lunch, $2 ann. membership. Info, Dawn Ryan @ 250-248-6575

BABYTIME

10:30am. Sept. 12-Dec. 5. Parents with babies 18 mo. and younger. Parksville Library. No registration required. Info: 250-248-3841

COOMBS OLD TIME FIDDLERS

7:30-10pm., Sept 2013-June 2014. Rotary House, corner Beach and Fern, QB. $2.50 p.p. No dance Dec 19, 26, Jan 2, resumes Jan 9/2014. ebfoden@gmail.com

QBEACH CORONATION STREET CLUB 2-4pm, 2nd/Thurs/mo.,QBeach Legion. Visitors welcome. Dorothy 250-752-8080

MACULAR DEGENERATION SUPPORT GROUP

1:30pm., Last Thur/mo. The Gardens, Wellness Rm. Qualicum Beach. Val 250-468-7556.

PARKSVILLE NEWCOMERS CLUB

7pm., 1st/Thurs/mo., Sept-June at PCCC, 132 E. Jensen Ave, parksvillenewcomers.net

NANOOSE BAY LIONS

7pm, 2nd & 4th/Thurs/mo., Nanoose Place. 250-927-0518

RAINBOW STEW CLOGGERS

5-8pm, EZ 5pm, Int/Adv 6pm, Nanoose Place. Sharon (250) 468 7478.

AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP 7:30-8:30pm, St. Mark’s Anglican Church, 138 Hoylake Road Qualicum Beach. Elaine 250-752-8063.

TAOIST TAI CHI

10-11:30am, Health Recovery class (for Special Health Needs), 491A E. Island Hwy., 250-240-3387. www.taoist.org/parksville

SILVER FOXES AEROBICS 50 +

10-11:15am, Tues/Thurs/mo., Bradley Centre. 30min low impact aerobics to music at your pace, followed by 45min strength & stretch. Jeanna 250-248-4840

DEEZ BAR & GRILL

Family Restaurant, Sports Bar & Grill. 3353 Is. Hwy W., QB. 8am/open daily. 7-11pm/ Thurs., live entertainment in the lounge. In our bar CFL, NFL, & NHL. Watch the games on our flat screens. 250.752.8055, deezbarandgrill.com

CARPET BOWLING

1-3pm, Lighthouse Comm. Hall, 240 Lions Way, Qualicum Beach.

ZUMBA

5:30-6:30pm/ Tues., 6:30-7:30pm/ Thurs. at the Bradley Center, 975 Shearme Road, Coombs. Drop in rates are $10/class, or ask about punch cards. Brittany, 250-713-3817 or Brittany@greenhouse-marketing.ca

The total raised this year for the SOS and the Salvation Army in our Coins for Kids Campaign was $2440. Thanks to all who donated. Also thanks to our coin rollers, Brian Stead and Barb McCully and the staff at TD Canada Trust in Parksville for their assistance.


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BULL AN R EVENT! E V O HELD

BULL USED PRICING

CARS

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N

TRUCKs DIESEL

CREW CAB 4x4s

WAS $26,900

2011 HYUNDAI ACCENT

2012 BUICK LACROSSE

Like New, Sporty, Manual

Auto

Auto, Keyless Entry, Bluetooth

Stk #1427

Stk #1367A

Stk #1403

BULL $8,900

WAS $11,900

N

BULL $21,000

Fuel Efficient, Climate Control, Bluetooth

Auto

AWD, 1 Owner, 2nd Row Captain Chairs

Stk #1444

Stk #1443

Stk #1442

N

BULL $25,900

WAS $24,800

N

N

BULL $21,900

2001 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 2500 DIESEL

WAS $35,900

N

BULL $35,900

2012 GMC SIERRA Auto, Fully Equipped, A/C

Stk #13442A

Stk #1423A

N

BULL $34,900

2013 FORD F350 DIESEL Auto, Longbox, Diesel

Stk #13149A

BULL $17,900

WAS $37,900

Fully Equipped, CD Player, A/C

Leather, Local, 1 owner, Power Windows, & Locks

N

BULL $21,900

2011 GMC SIERRA

Stk #13087D

N

N

2011 BUICK ENCLAVE CXL

4x4, Auto, A/C

WAS $18,900

WAS $23,995

2013 JEEP COMPASS

2006 CHEVY 2500 HD

WAS $22,900

BULL $9,500

2013 GMC TERRAIN

SUVS

WAS $11,498

2008 MAZDA 3

WAS $35,685

N

BULL $33,900

2009 CHEVROLET SILVERADO LTZ CREW CAB

Stk #1434

WAS $59,995

N

BULL $56,900

Model not exactly as shown

WAS $30,400

Stk #1456

N

BULL $28,900

BULL USED PRICING Prices do not include admin fees.

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