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ryan Larsen of Mid island towing checks for loose components in the crumpled engine compartment of a Volkswagen station wagon that rear-ended a safety truck belonging to All Power traffic Control. the accident happened at about 10 a.m. Monday on the Nanaimo Parkway, several hundred metres north of the Mostar road intersection. the truck was working with a grader on the side of the highway at the time of the crash, which is under investigation. the female driver of the car and male driver of the safety truck were taken to Nanaimo regional General Hospital with injuries. CHRIS BUSH/THe NewS BUlleTIN

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A 2014 Chevrolet Cruze and $100,000 will be among the prizes up for grabs in the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation’s 2014 Lotto for Life lottery. Proceeds from each $100 ticket sold will go toward Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Only 5,000 tickets will be available. According to Brenda Rositano, foundation

director of corporate relations, the Lotto for Life has been going for 21 years and has raised close to $7 million. Last year’s total of $452,400 went to the regional hospital’s emergency department. And while the lottery hasn’t undergone any major changes during the past two decades, this year’s Lotto for Life will be different than the others as there won’t be an early bird draw. “We just thought we’d try something different,” Rositano said. “We only have one cut-off date and one draw.” Total value of prizes is $190,000 and also includes

cash, shopping sprees, gift cards and certificates and vacations to Hawaii and Mexico. A full prize list can be viewed and more information can be found at the foundation website www.nanaimohospitalfoundation.com. A lottery brochure is included in today’s edition of the News Bulletin. To purchase tickets, please go to Central Island RBC and Coastal Community Credit Union branches, the hospital lobby, the foundation’s office on Bowen Road, Woodgrove Centre’s guest services desk, Nanaimo North Town Centre’s administration office,

hospital auxiliary thrift store and Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut at Country Club Centre. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 250-755-7640 or filling out the entry form in the brochure. Deadline to buy tickets is Feb. 28, with the final draw taking place March 14 at 3 p.m. at North Town Centre. The lottery is important to the community, said Rositano. “It’s a great way for the community to get involved with [its] hospital by supporting it with a ticket purchase and finding out about the foundation,” she said. reporter@nanaimobulletin.com

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Police are warning the public to keep a vigilant lookout for suspicious activity following a spate of burglaries across the city in recent weeks. During the first nine days of January police received reports of 24 confirmed break and enters to homes, businesses and other structures. The figures show a continued upward trend compared with the same time period for 2013 when 21 break-ins were reported, 2012 when there were 20 and 2011 when just eight break-ins were filed. Reasons for the uptick in property crimes for this time of year can include recent releases of offenders into the community who fall back into criminal behaviour. Criminals also take advantage of the post-Christmas season when plenty of new items in homes are there for the picking. Store inventories also tend to be high around this time of year. South Nanaimo is currently being hit the hardest with break-in activity tapering off through central and north Nanaimo. Police are cautioning homeowners to be sure doors are locked at all times, especially bathroom windows and basement doors, which tend to be favourite criminal entry points. It is also imperative people report suspicious activity immediately upon witnessing it, to give police the best chance of catching culprits. “While the recent rash of break-ins is disconcerting, all communities at some time or another experience similar bouts of crime,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman. “We live in a safe community and have police officers dedicated to ensuring the safety of the citizens they serve. We are actively tracking individuals involved in these crimes and hope to announce arrests in the near future of those involved.”

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Parks committee considers stable 4H club funding By Tamara Cunningham The News BulleTiN

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A change of heart by Nanaimo city officials could mean comCaledonia Park is a bit of a mitted funding for the Beban 4H fixer-upper, and the city could Barnyard. be getting to work soon. Nanaimo’s recreation comThe City of Nanaimo’s parks mittee opted to consider ways and rec department will presto secure future funding for the ent options regarding the footCedar 4H Club and its Bowen ball field to councillors in the Park barnyard. It’s a turnaround next few weeks as part of budfrom an earlier bid to see the get talks. agricultural organization slowly Richard Harding, parks weaned off city dollars. and rec director, said staff The club was supposed to see are focusing on interim soluits $5,000 annual contribution tions at Caledonia Park in scaled back by $1,000 each year the $250,000 range. Movable because it no longer qualifies for bleachers and renovations to grant money and city officials the locker rooms are priorities. wanted to encourage the orga“We’re still [working] on a nization to become more selflong-term improvement plan sufficient. for Caledonia,” Harding said. But committee members say “City council’s asking, ‘well, they are now reconsidering the move in the wake of public outcry over funding cutbacks and concern about the collapse of the now cash-strapped petting farm. They asked city staff to come By Chris Bush The News BulleTiN up with a report on how money could be committed to the 4H club, including potentially Cedar won’t be getting a Vandedicating a portion of commucouver Island Regional Library nity development grant money Branch anytime soon. toward the group. The decision to turn down, The Cedar 4H Club has been a least for now, a request operating a $15,000 petting farm for a branch in Cedar was and a summer employment proannounced at a recent regional gram for more than two decades library board of trustees meetafter taking over the program ing. from the City of Nanaimo. C e d a r ’s p ro x i m i t y t o Linda Barnett, barnyard superbranches in Ladysmith and visor for the Cedar 4H Club, was Nanaimo, eight new library “amazed” at the news the city branches built over the past will now consider guaranteed two years, plus about 30 other funding, saying it could allow branches now in need of for long-term planning. It is the upgrades or repairs were cited second positive development as reasons for the denial. for the organization since early Alec McPherson, Regional December when the city tempoDistrict of Nanaimo director rarily paused grant reductions. for South Wellington, Cassidy The staff report on funding and Cedar, said the request for options is expected this year. The a library branch was submitdecision by the recommendation ted in September with a report would need to be approved by detailing Cedar’s eligibility for the Parks, Recreation and Cula library branch. ture Commission and Nanaimo McPherson said Cedar met city council. all the criteria for one 2:45 to bePMcreLMD-NAN-Bulletin-ZEROWinter-103125x35-BW.pdf 1 13-12-17 news@nanaimobulletin.com ated in Cedar Village Square.

what can you do interim?’” The Vancouver Island Raiders play home games at the Wall Street venue, and the Canadian Junior Football League and the B.C. Football Conference have asked the junior football team to get its facility up to standards. Raiders president Chris Cross has been working with city staff on plans for upgrades. His company, Palladian Developments, has offered to partner with the municipality on the project, providing machinery and manpower. “We’ll try to save some money by doing some in-kind stuff and I’ve got some other corporate sponsors that can help out in various ways, hopefully, when we get the word,” Cross said. “It’ll be working together and trying to help out so it takes the burden off the taxpayer.” The Caledonia Park upgrades issue came before council two

months ago, but councillors voted to delay any decisionmaking until budget deliberations. With that process now underway, parks and rec needs to ready its report. Harding said a couple of different options exist for the locker rooms. “Most of the complaints from junior football is that a visiting team should have similar amenities,” he said. “We’ve got some ideas that we’re going to look at, possibly some renos to the existing buildings there. Another option is, do we bring in a temporary building?” There has been talk of demolishing the bleachers, which might be a likely recommendation of the report. Harding suggested that the city might purchase aluminum bleachers similar to the ones that were installed last year at Merle Logan Field. “[They] could either stay there for the long term or be

moved to another location,” he said. Those sort of bleachers might mean that the entire existing grandstand – bleachers, walls and roof – would have to go, a tradeoff of shelter for sightlines. “Sometimes with the new bleachers you can actually get yourself up higher. You are more exposed to the elements, but that’s part of football,” Harding said. He said the report will present a few different choices and will come before council no later than next month. The Raiders, for their part, are holding their breath that something will finally be done about their home field. “I’m hoping that the city will make a decision this month that we can go ahead and start doing some renovations, just to get us through until the big picture gets decided,” Cross said. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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The new $8.6-million Nanaimo North Library could help ease Vancouver Island regional Library’s budget over the long haul by consolidating administration services currently located in leased space elsewhere.

“In our particular case, we had a place for them to go and the rent for that particular place was dramatically low, given the rest of their branches. It was well below the norm,” McPherson said. He also pointed out Cedar’s growing population already meets the minimum level needed for a library branch

and the distances from Cedar Village Square to existing branches in Ladysmith (about 21 kilometres) and downtown Nanaimo, which is just over 9 km. “Eighty per cent of the population the Cedar branch will serve are technically in the Nanaimo area and we’re just about to open in the spring the

new north branch, so we have quite a bit of representation in Nanaimo that we need to fully utilize,” said Natasha Bartlett, regional library spokeswoman. Opening date for the $8.6-million Nanaimo North Branch is loosely set for spring 2014. The regional library’s central services will also be consolidated into the building from their current Poplar Street and Boban Road locations. Bartlett said the regional library also allocated some of its 2013 budget to investing in e-resources, such as e-books, music and even an e-librarian to help service people in rural areas such as Cedar. The library also offers a call-in line and books by mail. The decision to not build a library branch in Cedar is also not a done deal. “The key is it’s not an ended discussion,” Bartlett said. “It’s just that we need to get some things finished first before we can go through it.” photos@nanaimobulletin.com


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More needed from Harper Photos of Prime Minister Stephen Harper strolling the Kinsol Trestle with schoolchildren graced the pages of newspapers across the country this week. It’s no doubt part of a plan to show the PM connecting with citizens as a regular guy, but in reality, it’s the latest sign that Harper’s handlers are doing their best to keep their boss away from the questioning media. The Prime Minister’s Office staff sent out a media advisory at 7:30 a.m. last week asking that any outlets wishing to cover Harper at the Fairmont Empress – again, photo-op only – must be there at 7:20 a.m. A simple scheduling mistake made by people thousands of kilometres away? Perhaps. It might also be easy to chalk up the perceived slight to the fact Greater Victoria has no representation from the Conservative Party of Canada, and thus, has no one “on the inside” to steer the PM in the direction of local groups and media. But this kind of behaviour from the PMO is not reserved to the south-Island area. Last month, a similar tactic was used in Ottawa when a photo opportunity involving Harper was scheduled at a public event, but the regular press corps were not allowed to attend. As the campaigning ramps up to the election next year, expect more of these media events to unfold. We receive daily e-mails from the PMO, whose staffers diligently keep us and other media abreast of where the PM is and with whom he’s hobnobbing all over the country. But when media outlets look for real information from Ottawa, it’s not so easy to get. Controlling and managing of the message comes from the top down and is a poor replacement for transparency and democracy. The next time the PM comes to town he should try talking to local media. It might do his image some good.

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People are the key to any community Has it really been that long? about the last city council meetI keep hearing that sentence, ing can make even the most uttered by folks in response to dogged city hall watcher’s eyes my musing that January marks glaze over. my 10th year at the News BulBut looking back, it’s pretty letin. cool that I interviewed our It doesn’t feel like a decade has prime minister – often the passed. I don’t feel that much national press gallery can’t even wiser than the wide-eyed (all boast that. right, deer caught in headlights) I also interviewed Justin 23-year-old that showed up to Trudeau before he was famous. work on a dark, rainy Tuesday He was boosting the Katimavik morning for the first time in program at Malaspina Univer2004. sity-College and I couldn’t get Even after nearly over how much he two years working in looked like his mom EDITOR’S the Comox Valley, it and sounded like his was still a steep learndad. NOTEBOOK ing curve every day I wrote about tragMelissa Fryer I walked into work. edy, and how a family Managing editor Moving to a new city lost its daughter to for the third time in a Tylenol overdose. I six years was espesat through a sentenccially hard – those ing hearing for a man first six months didn’t who pleaded guilty to have a day where I second-degree murdidn’t think I should der of his wife as his pack up and go home. mother and daughter So what kept me cried on opposite here? The people, of course. sides of the courtroom. The train of thought is long I remember my heart pounding and convoluted so I’ll save the as I dialed the number for Henry trip, but I dug up an old article Rollins, the former frontman for about a whistle-stop on Stepunk legend Black Flag. I hoped phen Harper’s campaign trail I had good questions. He turned in 2005 – before he was elected out to be one of the nicest in a minority government. Nine people I’ve ever interviewed and years on and the rhetoric is still gave me the best quote: the best the same. way to stick it to The Man is to When people ask about my do nice things for people. job, about the famous people The newsroom giggled as I I’ve interviewed, I’m often at a shouted into the phone while loss as to what to say. Talking interviewing the 96-year-old

“Honeyboy” Edwards, the last of the original Delta blues players. And they looked quizzical as I discussed marijuana cultivation and kittens with The Trailer Park Boys. I got to meet hockey legend Howie Meeker, interview the boys from Big Sugar and Wide Mouth Mason multiple times, as well as one of my childhood heros Bif Naked, whose tattoos and black hair made me realize there’s more to the world than the Gap uniform. Reporting has its challenges, like the feeling of walking into work with an acid stomach because you knew the day’s front page story was going to garner some outraged phone calls. Or knowing that because of time, space and budget constraints you could’ve done a better job. It’s a job unlike any other and the only people who truly understand you are those who also worked in the trenches. People who leave, miss it, which is why so many of us in the industry were gutted when the Kamloops Daily News closed without warning last week. The names might change and the stories might stay the same, but at the end of the day it’s the people who make the difference. It’s the people who convinced me to stay. And now when I talk about “going home,” it’s to the Harbour City that I’m referring.

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Health care was better back in the old days To the Editor,

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pital staff and the cleaning and maintenance was also 100 per cent at all times. So I ask, what went wrong in the last 40-50 years? We should learn from our past and not do what we are doing today. Once again it’s a case of the greedy getting rich on the backs of the poor.

If we did things the right way, we should double the amount of RN that we have working in our hospitals and get rid of some of the overpaid chief executive officers of VIHA. The type of care would go up and the costs would go down.

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Peggy Baker was a theatre student when she discovered the world of dance and the Martha Graham techniques at a summer school in Alberta. “I completely fell in love with what my teacher was doing. I basically dropped everything and put all my attention in becoming a dancer,” Baker said. Since that fateful moment, Baker’s discovery has taken her around the world as a dancer and choreographer. It has also landed her a Governor General’s Award and the highest civilian honour in Canada. Baker, 61, along with her dance partner, Larry Hahn, will be displaying her talents at the Port Theatre on Saturday (Jan. 18). The duo will be performing two companion pieces, Coalesce and Armour. The inspiration behind the pieces are Lewis Thomas’ scientific essays about social insects called The Lives of a Cell. Baker was born in Edmonton and became involved in everything from piano to art and choir at a young age. When she reached high school she began to get involved with theatre. “I was born in the ’50s so I grew up at a time when women were really redefining themselves and their roles and how could they proceed in their lives and contemporary dance presented a very different image of women than I had ever seen before,” Baker said. “My attraction to theatre is that it had a huge range of possibilities for the female character.” In 1981, the Alberta native moved to New York where she began dancing with the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. “That was a very important time in my dance life,” Baker said. “I moved there when I was 28 years old, so right in my dancing prime.” Baker spent the next seven years travelling the world and growing as a dancer with the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. She cites her time with the New York based company as one the most important times in her career. “It expanded and deepened my artistry,” Baker said. “Prior to that time I was dancing to works by many different people but when you single-mindedly bring yourself

to the esthetic world of one person it’s very demanding. This is what made me the artist that I am today ... I do believe that if I hadn’t had that opportunity I wouldn’t have been able to meet my potential.” Baker left the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company in 1988 and went on to tour across the United States with Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project. A couple years later, she launched Peggy Baker Dance Project where she focused on a solo dancing and choreographer career. “I think a lot of people think that dance is self-expression and that it is wrapped around feelings and that we’re dancing out how we feel. But dance can respond to and capture influences from every aspect of life, not just our emotional life, but our intellectual life,” Baker said. In 1993, she was named artistin-residence for the National Ballet School of Canada, where she taught. Baker explained that the dance world has been experiencing a massive youth movement since the late 1980s. “I think it has just exploded and I think it is tremendously vibrant,” Baker said. “It’s much more expansive now. It was very, very narrow when I was young dancer; people either chose to focus on Broadway, television work, ballet, or modern dance. Now, people are crossing boundaries left and right and the range is really different now.” In 2006, Baker received the Order of Canada. The following year, she became the first ever winner of the Ontario Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. “It’s just a huge compliment because you are basically being chosen by all your peers ... the fact that dance and dancers are considered to be a form and a style of artistic practice and would be honoured by something like the Order of Canada gives the art form such a huge validation,” Baker said. “It is really quite overwhelming to be chosen for something like that because I practise my art in a mille of tremendous individuals that have all made incredible contributions ... to be singled out at the moment is quite overwhelming. This is what I have given my whole life to and it is deeply reassuring that I spent my life wisely.”

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If burgers, beer, burlesque and benevolence are your thing, then you’re in luck. On Saturday (Jan. 18), The Diva Dolls – Brandi Blaze, Lexis Cummings and Nina Colada – will be performing their first burlesque show of the year at the Foundry Pub. The performance, titled Burger, Beer and Burlesque, will also have an added flavour of philanthropy. The Diva Dolls are raising money to send Colada’s 10-year-old cousin, Jevan Freeman, from Belize to the United States for medical treatment. Freeman suffers from a blood disorder known as Idiopathic (or immune) thrombocytopenic purpura. “It’s very rare and he needs a lot of medication. It’s a disease that causes him to bleed through his pores and eyes,” Colada said. “We need to raise funds for him

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The Diva Dolls, Nina Colada (left), Brandi Blaze, Lexis Cummings perfom on Jan. 18 at The Foundry pub.

to go somewhere in the United States ... so that he can get a surgery that can help him.” IPT is a blood disorder that can develop in children and adults and causes bleeding from various parts of the body. According to AboutKidsHealth. ca, 80 per cent of children diagnosed with IPT are able to recover without treatment in roughly

six months. Children who develop chronic IPT can make a full recovery, but medication is often required. “He’s starting to recover. He ended up going back to school just before the Christmas break,” Colada said. “He actually did pretty good in his grades in school, so he is still being a little trooper.” To help raise money for Freeman the girls

will be holding a 50/50 draw as well as a silent auction. Items available at the auction include a wide range of gift certificates. During the intermission, the girls will be taking photos with the Diva Dolls for a fee of $5. “They will be printed right off at the end of the night and all the proceeds will go to Jevan as well,” Blaze said. The Diva Dolls have been together since 2010 and put on approximately three burlesque shows a year. After four years of performing together, there is no shortage of laughter amongst the trio. “It is always entertaining. We always laugh at each other,” she said. “We work really well together and we are able to come up with our own choreography.” Tickets are available at the door or in advance by calling Blaze at 250-713-1120.

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The basics of boosting metabolism Men and women looking to shed a few pounds and keep those pounds off often look for ways to boost their metabolisms. Some may not know just what metabolism means, and though it is a complicated combination of processes, metabolism is perhaps best explained as the sum of those processes, each of which is instituted to convert food into energy. So it’s no surprise that so many people, especially men and women whose metabolisms have begun to slow down, want to boost their metabolism and turn that food into energy more quickly. Though metabolism is a collection of complicated processes, boosting metabolism can be rather easy. The following are a handful of ways to do so, which can help men and women reach their fitness goals. * Eat the right foods and eat more often. Many adults have been turned on to the concept of grazing, an approach to diet wherein adherents eat small portions of food every two to three hours instead of the more traditional three square meals per day. But grazing is only effective when men and women eat the right foods. Each small meal should still have nutritional value just as if it were a large meal. When eating smaller meals, include healthy sources of protein

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December 18, 1955 – January 7, 2014 Darell left us suddenly on January 7, 2014. He was born December 18, 1955 in Nanaimo, BC. Darell was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many. He is predeceased by his parents Salty (2010) and Lilas (2013), whom he held very close to his heart. He is survived by children Ray (Daniella), Tod, Jennifer (Clay); grand-daughters Alia, Natalie, and Mila; sister Cheryl (Ray), brother Randy (Debbie); nephews, cousins, and many other relatives. Darell grew up in the community of Extension, where he enjoyed outdoor recreation such as hunting, fishing, and motorcycling. Later in his youth, Darell developed a passion for fourwheel drives, muscle cars and hot rods, as well as an enthusiastic love of music. He will be forever remembered for his quick sense of humor and famous one-liners. From the age of 18, Darell was a hard working, dedicated employee at the Harmac Pulp Mill in Cedar, BC. He worked there for nearly 40 years, where he made a lot of life-long friends, and many memories. A service will be held at the Cedar Community Hall on Saturday, January 18th at 1:00 in the afternoon. There will be a bar by donation, snacks are welcome though not expected. Remembrances may be made in the form desired by friends.

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December 26, 1926 ~ January 3, 2014 Born in Paris, France, Andre passed away at Nanaimo Seniors Village at the age of 87. He will be remembered by family and friends in Canada and Romania. Sands ~ Nanaimo (250)753-2032

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HENDERSON, Ivan (Norm)

June 12, 1935 - December 19, 2013 Passed away peacefully at home. He is survived by Jennifer, Audrey, and Helen; children: John (Dawna), Nick (Rita), Charlene (Brad), Phil (Katrina); eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Memorial Service will be held January 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm at 2730 Departure Bay Road, Nanaimo. Condolences may be offered at telfordn@shaw.ca. Telford’s of Nanaimo 250-591-6644

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NEWER 1000 sq.ft. ocean view Apt, located above Tree’s Restaurant on the Alberni Hwy, Parksville $800.00 per month 250-954-9547 UPPER LANTZVILLE- 1 bdrm in detached house. F/S, WD, hydro and internet incld. Quiet! NS/NP. Long term, $750. Call 250-716-6797

CENTRAL- 2 bdrm legal suite, 1000sq ft, level entry, laundry, appls, patio, yard, garage, absolutely NP/NS or partiers, responsible persons preferred. Must be seen. $875+ partial hydro. Available Feb 1. Call 250-758-4286.

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

CHEMAINUS: 1 bdrm, lower level, new kitchen cabinets & carpeting, private entrance & patio in quiet setting, ocean view N/P, N/S util. incl. $725 (250) 416-0062

1993 DUTCHMEN 5th Wheel. 26’. Excellent cond, very well maintained. Completely loaded, lots of extras. $4,800 or trade for 8’ camper in same cond. 1 (250)754-7334

HARVEY EDWARDS limited edition poster, “Ballet Shoesâ€? 2’X3’. $20. (250)756-0645. LIVERPOOL AWAY Soccer shirt, never worn, $tags on, cream, $75. (250)754-8824. LOVELY COFFEE table, glass, extra shelve, excellent cond, 43.5x23.5â€? $50. Call (250)753-4130. NICE ChesterďŹ eld- matching chair, floral design, on casters. $75. Call (250)244-4415.

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Splitkien x-country ski’s Saloman bindings, Karhu boots size 46, $50. (250)756-2406.

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

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).

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DINING ROOM Table with 6 chairs. 4’x4’ square, bar height, glass top. Excellent cond. $350. Please call (250)586-3624. MOVING SALE. Matching oval glass top tables (two) $150. Matching 3-seat sofa & armchair $450. 250-586-7655, French Creek. MOVING SALE - MUST SELL Reclining loveseat, double brass bed, chest of drawers, antique dresser, round pine table w/4 chairs & cushions, corner unit (pine), antique buffet, 3 oak kitchen stools, lamps & 14’ lund w/20 hp 4 stroke new honda motor. 250-757-2007. PILLOWTOP MATTRESS SET. Brand new, queen size for sale. $200. (250)713-9680 Two matching Lazy Boy recliners. Clean, grey-brown fabric. $250 /pair OBO 250-246-1481

MEDICAL SUPPLIES NEXUS WALKER with basket, near new condition, $175 obo. Call (250)802-8244.

TOWNHOUSES LOG LATHE, for making log homes or pillars w/spare parts. Cat power plant - tandem dump truck & fork lifts. Offers. (250)732-3239 (250)743-3198

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 STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or find 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. www.pioneersteel.ca

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 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 13pm LADYSMITH HANDYMAN Special. 3bdrms up, lrg LR, double garage, lrg storage. Ocean & city view. 1bdrm suite down. Owner will carry mortgage. $1200 month; or rent for $1,800 month. (250)753-0160.

1 fridge’s $40. 1 stove, $20. 1 Kenmore Dryer with new motor. Needs heat element. Deep Freeze $80.Open to offers for all 4. 250-752-0169 ADVANTAGE FITNESS. Retirement sale. Buy fitness equipment at cost and save 250-753-7368. 890 Crace St., Downtown. 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. DOWNSIZING Union 20� Planer Hand & Electric Tools Snooker/Billiard Slate Table Mahogany 4 Gun Rack & gear 100 lb Lino Roller Carpet Cutter 91 Explorer, 2 briefcases Wine Corboy Lifter 6�x20� Timber Steel Rollers Lrg.Cap. Sawdust Vaccum Tooled Saddle, Mens jewellry Walnuts, Garlic & Squash And more! 250-248-4495 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.

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ARE YOU paying $1200+ for rent? Rent to Own! Own a new 1600sq ft townhouse with new home warranty for similar payments. Stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, garage & more. If interested, call (250)754-5327.

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO 1681 BOUNDARY AVE Manager 250-618-4510 UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT $600 & UP

UPHOLSTERY SELL OUT!! Shop closing. All goods/ tools/machines/benches/cabinets/etc. to go at highest offer(s). Business closure due to family illness. View at #4-147 Fern Rd. E. (behind Windsor Rentals) Phone 250240-3091.

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

Brown Bros Agencies Ltd. CENTRAL NANAIMO. Quiet bldg. 2-bdrm, 1 den, 2 baths. Ocean view, secure parking. $1550. 250-753-5722. CLOSE TO Town - 1 bdrm, $650 inclds cable. Avail now. (250)618-6800, (250)753-4642

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DOWNTOWN: Large 1bdrm. Available Immed. N/P Ref’s required. (250)729-1997

APARTMENT/CONDOS

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

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

1 bedrooms +den 3 bedrooms Available Jan/Feb 1, 2014 OPEN CONCEPT LIVING WITH in suite laundry, D/W. Fully equipped fitness centre. Close to shopping & transit.

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

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.

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.

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4133 DEPARTURE BAY Rd. 3-bdrm 1.5 baths. Covered garage, near amenities. $975. Avail now. Call 250-758-7055. CLOSE TO College- 1 bdrm duplex sxs. Electric heat. $500. NS/NP. Avail Feb 1. (250)753-6229 after 6pm. CLOSE TO Quarterway Elementary School large 3 bdrm suite; big, bright & beautiful. 2 baths, W/D, D/W, garage, 2 living rooms, NS/NP $1100. (250) 758-7399. S.NANAIMO 3BDRM, full bsmnt, SxS duplex. Spacious parking, front & back yards. Harbour view. Available now. $1,100. RR, Sec.Dep. Req. N/S, N/P. 1 (250)753-2174 UNIVERSITY AREA: 1/2 duplex, 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, 1200sqft. $1095/mo+ hydro. No dogs. Avail. Feb. 1st. Steve (250)667-3009.

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TORO SNOW BLOWER, near new, used only 10 hours. 8HP, with chains, 26� cut. $700. obo. (250)724-1043.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

2 Bedroom trailers for rent, ranging from $600 to $750 per month, located on the Alberni Hwy, Parksville 250-954-9547

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

1 Bedroom cabins for rent, located at 1400 Alberni Hwy $600.00 250-954-9547

Immed. & Jan. 1

~Ask about move in bonus~ 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.

COTTAGES

Large 2 BR. Suites

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MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 120 Bass piano accordion $190 OBO; Singer sewing machine & cabinet $100; Electric bass guitar & hard shell case $200 OBO; Electric “Jay Turser� guitar, as new $150; Student violin $90. Lrg set Royal Albert china “Peti Point� mint cond. $2000 OBO; Vilas maple coffee table $125. 250748-8270

DUNCAN. Have money but can’t qualify? Purchase this new 3BR home on large lot for $339,000. Pay $60,000 (negotiable) down payment and seller will carry mortgage. National New Home Warranty. Mortgage is $279,900 Payment is only $1,100 /mth. Pictures on usedcowichan.com 250-858-4673

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No wins for new-look Nanaimo Clippers I JUNIOR A TEAM loses to Merritt and Powell River. BY GREG SAKAKI THE NEWS BULLETIN

The Nanaimo Clippers made some changes, but they also made too many mistakes to earn a win on the weekend. The Clippers lost 4-3 to the Merritt Centennials on Friday at Frank Crane Arena, then got doubled up 6-3 by the Powell River Kings the following night on the road. “We still have accountability challenges, we still have guys that are inconsistent,” said Mike Vandekamp, Clippers coach. “And it’s hard as a coach because you don’t know what you’re going to get every day from your players.” On Friday, the Clippers got a fast start with two goals in an 11-second span early in the first period from Luke Sandler and Bo Brauer. Sandler, playing in his first game since being traded to Nanaimo, was inserted onto a top scoring line with Brendan Taylor and Sheldon Rempal and got on the scoreboard right away. “That was nice,” Sandler said. “I was just getting a nice shot on net there. It was a great play by Remps to Taylor and we found the back of the net. It sucks we couldn’t

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Nanaimo Clippers forward Mason Mitchell, middle, checks Merritt Centennials opponent Jake Clifford during the third period of Friday night’s B.C. Hockey League game at Frank Crane Arena. The visitors came back for a 4-3 win.

get more; we deserved more, I thought.” Ryan Forbes scored a second-period goal and Nanaimo led 3-2 going into the third, but Merritt tied it on a strange dumpin play that somehow went in, and then won a battle off a faceoff midway through the third for the winning goal. “We had some tough luck today,” Vandekamp said after the game. “We got scored on on a shot that wasn’t even a scoring chance. That hasn’t happened very often

this year but it happened tonight. We hit some posts and crossbars at the other end.” Jayson Argue suffered the loss in goal, making 30 saves as the Clips outshot the Cents 37-34. The next night Sandler tallied again and Taylor and Korey Morgan also scored but Nanaimo was never in that one after Powell River surged ahead 4-0 midway through the game. Tanner Kovacs took the loss as shots were 25-24 for Nanaimo.

The 20-year-old Sandler was traded from the Surrey Eagles in exchange for future considerations. The Clips also acquired 21-year-old defenceman Shay Laurent from the Chilliwack Chiefs, also for futures. To make room for Sandler and Laurent, the Clippers dealt Chris Newton to the Drumheller Dragons of the Alberta Junior Hockey League for futures and released Eric Margo. The finalized roster will now win or lose together.

Vandekamp likened it to Spanish explorers torching their ships upon arriving to settle in the New World. “It’s time to burn the boats and recognize there’s nobody else coming in to help here,” said the coach. “What we’re going to do this year we’re going to do together, as a group.” GAME ON … The Clippers host the Victoria Grizzlies on Wednesday (Jan. 15) at 7 p.m. at Frank Crane Arena. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

Dover boys, Wellington girls win Superball Nanaimo neighbours met in the Superball final, and the north-end boys were a little bit better. The Dover Bay Dolphins senior AAAA boys’ basketball team defeated the Wellington Wildcats AAA boys 63-58 on Saturday afternoon in tournament action at Wellington Secondary School. The game was worthy of a tournament final, as it was 47-47 going into the fourth quarter and 58-58 with a minute and a half to go. “Everybody on our team, we believe every time we make a pass that our buddy’s going to catch it and make the correct play,” said Christian Wig-

more, Dover forward. “And if we believe in each other we’re going to be able to finish the game strong.” Wigmore scored 21 points to lead the Dolphins in the final and his teammate Wes Richardson was picked as tournament MVP. The Nanaimo District Islanders finished third in the boys’ brackets, beating the Gulf Islands Scorpions 51-47. Tyus Barfoot scored a game-high 16. In girls’ action at Superball, the host Wildcats defeated the Mark Isfeld Ice 74-59 in Saturday’s final. Victoria Brown scored 23 points and was selected tournament MVP. The Dover girls finished fifth,

ending with a 61-32 win over the Carihi Tyees. Francesca Maestrello scored 22 points and Emily Shires added 15. The Woodlands Eagles girls and boys teams travelled to play at the Alberni Totem tourney on the weekend. Woodlands’ girls finished with one win, 51-20 over St. Andrews on Saturday. There are a handful of league games in Nanaimo on Tuesday (Jan. 14). The Wellington girls host Ballenas at 5 p.m. and the John Barsby Blazers host the Cedar Spartans, also at 5 p.m. The Woodlands Eagles host the Ladysmith 49ers at 7 p.m. and the Wellington boys host Ballenas at 7:30 p.m. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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Taylor Davies, left, of Dover Bay, and Malcolm Rush of Wellington collide during Saturday’s Superball final.

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Van Osch rink wins at B.C. Scotties Nanaimo skip Kesa Van Osch has arrived on Canadian curling’s biggest stage. Van Osch won the B.C. women’s championship Sunday in Prince George, defeating eight-time champ Kelly Scott 5-4, and gets to go to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. Van Osch scored two in the eighth end to tie the game 4-4 and the ninth end was blanked. Scott had the hammer in the 10th but Van Osch’s team set things up so that Scott had to try to draw in behind a stone to get to the button. The veteran’s rock came up short and the 22-year-old prevailed. Van Osch teamed with Stephanie Baier, Jessie Sanderson and Carley Sandwith. “We’re very honoured and excited for the opportunity to continue our learning at the national level…” said Baier in a Curl B.C. press release. “Our focus has been on learning and making sure that we’re all working as a team to become something that is bigger than the sum of our parts.” The Scotties Tournament of Hearts will be held in Montreal from Feb. 1-9. Ontario’s Rachel Homan is defending champ and will wear Team Canada colours at the event. Other high-profile skips who will be competing include Heather Strong of Newfoundland/ Labrador, Andrea Crawford of New Brunswick, Stefanie Lawton of Saskatchewan, Kim Dolan of Prince Edward Island and Heather Smith of Nova Scotia. Look for more curling in upcoming issues of the News Bulletin.


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Exercise program helps lower cardiac risk

Cardiovascular major activity component as participants ease into increased fitness

The program really is geared to having people comfortable about exercising on their own or getting back to whatever activities they may want to get back to.

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he Take Heart program is allowing people who have or are at risk for cardiac problems to rehabilitate through exercise. The program, a partnership between Island Health and the City of Nanaimo, accepts a range of participants, from heart attack sufferers to those who have high blood pressure and high cholesterol. With a duration of 12 weeks – two sessions a week – it consists of supervised, individualized programming and emphasizes moderate, safe exercise. “Cardiovascular exercise is a large part of the program with the treadmill, either the bike – and we’ve also got at the [Nanaimo Aquatic Centre] a piece of equipment called the NuStep – and we have two seated ellipticals as well as standing ellipticals,” said Take Heart program deliverer Bev Mitchell. “We utilize, depending on the client’s requirements and the level that they are at, any of those pieces of equipment.” The program is designed to get participants on more than one piece of equipment in a session. More time is added as the they progress. “Someone may start at 10

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Take Heart program participant Tonny, left, and program deliverer Bev Mitchell practise exercises at the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre. The Take Heart program is designed for people at risk of cardiac problems.

minutes or eight minutes on a treadmill or five minutes on a bike and then we increase them, so depending on what other conditions they may have – joint problems – one piece of equipment may be better than another piece of equipment for that individual person,” Mitchell said. Each program will also see individuals doing between six to eight functional resistance exercises, although they will be eased into that, Mitchell said.

“We’d start with one upper body, one lower body, appropriate to them, and then through the first few weeks, add, as they’re able to tolerate it, one or two exercises each week until they’ve got six or eight resistance exercises,” said Mitchell, adding that stretching is utilized as well. Mitchell said a lot of people starting the Take Heart program are tentative because they aren’t comfortable in a gym setting or they lack confidence in the amount of exer-

cise they are able to do. It is something they are eventually able to overcome, she said. “Seeing them progress as they go through the program, gain more confidence ... and the program really is geared to having people comfortable about exercising independently on their own or getting back to whatever activities they may want to get back to, even just housework or other activities they may have done in the past, such as kayaking or hiking,” Mitchell said.

One participant, Tonny – surnames are kept confidential in the program – starts her routine on the elliptical, followed by work on the treadmill, bike, then weight training with her upper body and then her legs. Her health has improved greatly. “It’s lowered my blood pressure tremendously to the point where I’m totally off blood pressure medication,” she said. “I’ve lost weight, it has strengthened all my joints that I’ve had surgery on and it’s just made me feel a lot better, energetic.” A referral from a doctor is needed and the program costs $379. In Nanaimo, it is run out of the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre and Northridge Health Performance Centre. For more information, please call 250756-5200 or 250-751-0505. reporter@nanaimobulletin.com

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By Tammy Toor Happy New Year! We hope you all had a fun and safe holiday season. Now that 2014 is here, the City of Nanaimo would like to invite you to our second annual Family Day that takes place on Feb. 9 at Oliver Woods Community Centre. This year, we have added the word ‘play’ to our event, and when you read about all the ‘playful’ activities we have planned, you will understand why. Family Play Day activities include: u Playground games – the gymnasiums at Oliver Woods will be divided into age specific areas. The younger children (2-6 years) will try out the old standards like Go Go Stop and Simon Says. The older children’s zone (ages 6 to 12) will see kids participate in games like ping pong, box hockey, tug-of-war and even get to test their skill levels during some fun physical challenges, including a family boot camp. u Line dancing – if you’ve ever tried it, you know how much fun it is. Come show the kids how Miley’s dad, Billy Ray, made this dance famous during his big hit Achy Breaky Heart. u Board games – what would a play day be without some board games that

the whole family can participate in? How about checkers, Jenga and Lego building? u Outdoor scavenger hunt – the beautiful park setting at Oliver Woods is the perfect place for a family scavenger hunt. Work with your family to gather clues for a chance to win some prizes. u Tunnel construction – what kid doesn’t love making forts? At this event, you can leave your sheets, blankets and furniture in its place and build tunnels and forts with us. Join us for a day full of play, fun and family bonding from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Oliver Woods Community Centre. Tickets are available at our recreation facilities starting Monday (Jan. 20) and are only $10 for a family of 4 or $3 for an individual ticket. Children two years and younger are free. There will be light refreshments served, but bring your own water bottle. For more information on this event or any of our recreation programs, please visit our website at www.nanaimo.ca or call us at 250-7565200. As ParticipAction encourages us, let’s make 2014 the year we “bring back play.” u Tammy Toor is a graphic design specialist with Nanaimo’s parks and recreation department.

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Clippers hope to make new fans with free admission for kids In a way, every day will be family day at Frank Crane Arena for the rest of hockey season. The Nanaimo Clippers announced just before Christmas their decision to offer free admission to children ages 12 and under for the remainder of the B.C. Hockey League regular season. The team also reduced youth ticket prices to $5 per game. “We would love to see all

families in Nanaimo and beyond take advantage of this great offer,” said Jen Kennedy, the team’s marketing director. The Clippers are in the midst of a playoff race in the Island Division as the season enters its stretch run. Devin Brosseau, Clippers alternate captain, said the team wants to play a highenergy style of hockey. “First games back in 2014

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