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Local pharmacies have run out of vaccine in the middle of what’s become a bad year for the flu. Your family physician is your best bet for a vaccine — the Oceanside Health Centre’s urgent care facility does not provide vaccinations. Island Health reports it distributed more than 200,000 doses of vaccine (209,000 as of mid-December) — a 12 per cent increase over last year. Since Dec. 1, 2013, there have been 57 people in Island Health hospitals who have tested positive for influenza. Island Health officials say there are 21 people currently in hospital with lab-confirmed influenza (eight in Nanaimo). Island Health says there have been two deaths in hospitals where influenza is suspected to have been a contributing factor, one in late December and one last week. One patient was aged 20-65 with underlying health conditions and the other patient was over the age of 80. “Supplies are getting low after two months, particularly since seeing a significant spike in demand in the past couple of weeks,” Island Health’s Val Wilson said in an e-mail to The NEWS. “There still is a limited supply of vaccine available at this point. We are monitoring supplies and moving them around to resupply sites as needed. We did distribute a shipment of additional vaccine doses (last) week.” All the local pharmacies that were given vaccines, and Family Place in Parksville, reported Monday they were out of stock. “Any one of them may not have a supply left, but in total we may have a fair bit left on the Island,” said Dr. Paul Hasselback, Central Island medical health officer. See YOUNGER, page A4

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Mayor Chris Burger says he believes school closures are coming to Parksville Qualicum Beach soon and he is trying to start the conversation about how these facilities may be utilized by the community. The local school district has been hosting public meetings and developing reports on what it is going to do to address its multi-milliondollar budget shortfall. The school board is expected to act on the feedback and the reports at its meeting

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The B.C. Coroners Service has released the name of the woman found dead on the beach near Milner Gardens on Dec. 31 as Ingrid Lorenz, 59, of Courtenay. Police had initially asked for the public’s help identifying her since she didn’t have I.D., but said that foul play was not suspected and she hadn’t been there long. Oceanside RCMP spokesman Cpl. Jesse Foreman previously said they’d notified the family but because foul play was not suspected, it was not a police file and they couldn’t release the name. Regional coroner Matt Brown confirmed the name and said an investigation is ongoing. — Auren Ruvinsky

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While the money is still trickling in, the Society of Organized Services’ annual Christmas Campaign is wrapping up for the year. “The good news is we had an indication a while ago that the amount would be down, so we were really cautious,” said SOS executive director Renate Sutherland. “At the end of the day the difference won’t be huge.” The community wide campaign raised just over $98,000 toward their goal of $115,000 to help deliver a Christmas to those in need from Nanoose to Bowser and Errington to Lasqueti. “It’s nice to know the community support is there, we collected almost as much as last year,” she said adding that for the first time ever people heard their request for more presents for teenagers and parents actually had a choice. — Auren Ruvinsky CANDACE WU PHOTO

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The Parksville Beach Festival Society couldn’t hold back tears the morning of Saturday Jan. 11 as they bid farewell to their longest standing director Joan LeMoine, who decided to step down from the local organization after 13 years of service. “It’s just time,” said LeMoine, humbled by the show of compassion from fellow society members. “When you bring in new people, you get new ideas. I’m pushing 84 and I’m handing my position over.” The society presented LeMoine with a framed picture, medal and plaque, as well as a handmade bracelet by John Derek. “These gifts are one of a kind — just like you,” said PBFS president Cheryl Dill. “And you

should know how incredibly special you are to us.” The Society bestowed the title of “Honorary Director” to LeMoine at their weekend meeting in an effort to keep her in arms reach. This is the first time the Society has presented this honor, which allows LeMoine to continue participation with the PBFS, but on her own schedule. “Joan is an extraordinary, dedicated individual with a heart of gold and has made outstanding contributions to our Society since 2000,” said Dill. “She is well deserving of this title.” LeMoine has been the recipient of several awards including the Community Ambassador Award from the City of Parksville in 2013 and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. LeMoine is a prominent figure around Parksville Qualicum Beach, known for her tireless volunteer hours and gregarious personality. When asked why she puts so much into volunteering, without missing a beat she answered: “because I love it, and it’s not the scenery or the weather, it’s people who live here.”

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tions are in the 90 to 95 per cent utilization range. The Facility Condition Index is how the province rates the condition of schools, LISSA ALEXANDER and Parksville Elementary, which is 103 reporter@pqbnews.com years old, has one of the highest FCI facResidents rolled up their sleeves tors, meaning the overall condition is Thursday evening and made what some one of the worst in the district. The FCI would consider rash decisions around is calculated by looking at needed and the inevitable task of having to reconfig- outstanding repairs, required upgrades ure, amalgamate and possibly close dis- etc. and comparing them to the curtrict schools. rent replacement value of the building “We’re facing a dire situation so we components. French Creek Community need to make some compromises,” said School, which is 102 years old, has also local parent Natanja Waddell, after agree- been measured as having one of the ing it was a good idea to close Parksville worst conditions, along with Winchelsea Elementary School and relocate children Elementary, Qualicum Beach Elementato Springwood Middle School. In that ry and Ballenas Secondary. scenario, Springwood Middle would beThe schools with the lowest FCI faccome a dual track (offering both English tor, or that are in the best condition, are and French Immersion programs) Kin- Qualicum Beach Middle School, Springdergarten through Grade 7 school. wood Middle School, Errington ElemenDistrict staff, administration, par- tary and Arrowview Elementary. ents and residents went table-to-table At the meeting Thursday, acting suat the Oceanside Middle perintendent Rollie School library and comKoop presented 10 as(Not offering) K to 12 in mented on scenarios sumption statements both communities, that they thought would be that have been formed was what sunk the the best. The facility reby conversations and consultant’s view process is happen- recommendation last time meetings held suring in order to deal with rounding the facility reout RoLLie KooP a $3.4 million budget view since November. deficit over the next five He also presented the years, declining enrolsupport those assumpment and a substantial underutilization tions received by staff, community memof schools. bers and residents at meetings held on Tables were set up at the meeting Jan. 8 in both the afternoon and evening. with a number of possible scenarios on There were 103 respondents to the aseach, and Waddell was pouring over the sumptions, and the ones with the highest paperwork at one that was dedicated to support included offering Kindergarten reconfiguring schools in the district to be through Grade 12 in both the anchor Kindergarten through Grade 7 and Grade communities of Parksville and Qualicum 8 through 12, which would eliminate Beach. This assumption was reached middle schools. The combined middle early on in the process, Koop said. school student population in the district “(Not offering) K to 12 in both comhas the highest excess capacity (the most munities, that was what sunk the confree space at facilities) currently at 60 sultant’s recommendation last time out,” per cent utilization. The total elementa- Koop said, referring to a 2010 report that ry school student population is currently recommended closing Kwalikum Sec68 per cent utilization and the combined ondary School and was met with outrage secondary schools population sits at 71 by many community members. per cent utilization. Ministry expectaAssumptions where respondents

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School District staff, parents and community members attended another facility review meeting on Jan. 9. Here, from left, trustee Eve Flynn and to her left, Natanja Waddell, among others, discuss the scenario of eliminating a middle school model and having Kindergarten through Grade 7 and Grade 8 through 12 in the district.

were fairly split included retaining Family Place, keeping the CEAP program at KSS, using the lowest FCI schools wherever possible, finding a central location for the French Immersion program and retaining small rural schools. There are five small rural schools in the district and each receives grant money. In the case of False Bay School on Lasqueti Island, the grant money received from the province is higher than the operating and office costs at that school, so it wouldn’t make sense to close some of these facilities that have grants tied to them, said Koop. Residents who attended this Jan. 9 meeting at Oceanside Middle School had an opportunity to respond to the assumptions and the scenarios created at previous meetings. All the information gathered by the district at these facility review meetings will ultimately be used to form a recommendation of which a draft will be presented to the school board on Jan.

23 this year, and a final report on Jan. 28 at the Forum at the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 7 p.m. Another idea that was discussed at length at Thursday night’s meeting was to relocate the PASS/Woodwinds program to another facility. Currently the district has a lease agreement for that facility with Vancouver Island University that costs $79,000 a year and the district is responsible for all the repair work needed. Another scenario that was agreed upon by a number of people at the meeting was closing French Creek Community School and relocating students to Errington Elementary School. “FCES is old and not designed to meet contemporary education needs,” recorded one of the parents on a comment sheet. To view all the presentations from the facility review meetings visit www.sd69. bc.ca and clink on Facility Review under Quick Links.

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“It’s early, I haven’t done a lot of research yet, but I could see an opportunity to get some additional medical-related services or facilities here, perhaps something with medium or short-term stay,” said Burger. “I’ve had a lot of first-hand experience over the past month with my father being at NRGH. One of the things I’ve observed at NRGH is I meet a lot of Parksville Qualicum folk who are in various states of transi-

tion coming out of the hospital and it sure would be nice to have a little more capacity locally to be able to house these people. I haven’t had a chance to look at numbers or anything, I’m just talking anecdotally.” Burger said the school district can’t, and hasn’t, make these decisions in a vacuum. “The school board has to do what the school board must do but it is a partner-

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More than death, public speaking has often been cited as the number one fear of humans. The local Toastmasters club president says her group can provide life-changing experiences for people trying to overcome that fear. On Thursday, Mayor Chris Burger proclaimed February as Toastmasters Month in Parksville. “One of the main reasons people join is to overcome a fear and what they find is a warm, safe environment to do that,” said Arbutus Toastmasters president Kristen Nickells. “It’s a really safe place to fail and people overcome their fears and they change their lives.” Arbutus Toastmasters club welcomes everyone to its third annual soapbox forum, ‘So you think you can speak’ set for Feb. 3 at 6:45pm at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre. “Our soapbox event drew 60 people last year, so we’re encouraging soapbox speakers and guests to come early,” said the local club’s past president Kirk Walper. Some facts about Toastmasters, both locally and worldwide:

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“Students wishing to register for Kindergarten in the Early Immersion Program, who have a sibling already in the program, will be given preference for placement. Such preference is conditional upon registering prior to the district’s announced date for regular “K” registration.”

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To qualify for school enrollment in September 2014, a child must become five years of age on or before December 31, 2014.

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Dates and Times Monday, January 13 – Friday, January 17, 2014 for Sibling Monday, January 20 – Friday, January 24, 2014 Registrations Only: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Registration Dates Students who wish to register for the Early Immersion Program but do not for Non-siblings: have a sibling already in the program, will have the opportunity to register commencing Monday, January 27, 2014 at Parksville Elementary School located at 330 Craig Street in Parksville. For further information please contact: Ms. Mary Beil, Principal Parksville Elementary School 250-248-5778


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Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and MooBerry Winery at Morningstar Farm hosted hundreds of people at the annual Christmas on the Farm open house Dec. 21. There was live music, carolling, wagon rides, hot beverages, delicious cheese snacks and a bonfire at the free community event. It has been 13 years now that the Gourlay family started making their award winning cheese at the local farm and 100% of their cheese is made from their own milk produced by cows on the farm. Recently the Dairy Farmers of Canada chose the farm to profile on their website. A video shot in November at the farm is narrated by Nancy Gourlay who says you can’t make good cheese if you don’t love cheese and her favourite is the Raclette. The characteristic sticky rind is what makes Raclette’s fabulous flavour come out when melted and visitors at the open house were treated to some of the farm’s delicious melted Raclette. Nancy states in the video that it is really important they share their farm with the community and most would agree they do a good job. With self-guided tours, festivals and events, farm animals to see and pet and wine and cheese tastings, the farm is a great place to visit. You can watch the video on the cheese channel at www.dairygoodness.ca. There was a casino, dancing and endless hors d’oeuvres at the Quality Bayside Resort December 31. The New Year’s Eve party was organized by Cheryl Hodgson of An Affair to Remember Event Planning who says next year’s event will have the theme: New Orleans comes to Parksville. Hundreds of people were at Parksville Community Park January 1 for the annual Polar Bear Splash. Volunteers from Arrowsmith Search and Rescue were shoulder deep in the ocean making sure all the participants were safe. On January 16 ASAR begins an 80-hour course to train new members. Visit www.asar.ca for details. Kwalikum Secondary School 2014 grads were busy chipping trees and collecting bottles January 4 for their dry grad fundraiser. The Town of Qualicum Beach offered up the public works yard for the event as well as staff members. Several volunteers participated and by the end of the day they generated just over $3,000. The Silver Spurs Riding Club hosts a Gymkhana event once a month and on January 5 the equestrian games were held under the covered riding ring at Tiger Lily Farm in Errington. Riders of all ages maneuvered their horses around poles and barrels looking for the best time. Ukrainians celebrated Christmas Eve in a special way and on January 6 the parishioners of St. Mary The Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Church enjoyed an incredible Holy Supper which begins when the first star appears in the eastern sky. Organized by Deb Provencher it was the first communal traditional Christmas Eve Holy Supper for church members who each contributed a special dish for the evening. There were 12 meatless dishes symbolizing that Christ has 12 apostles.

Jean Paetkau and Susan Forbes served delicious melted Little Qualicum Cheeseworks Raclette at Morningstar Farm December 21 at the annual Christmas on the farm open house. Hundreds of people turned out for the free community event which also included live music and wagon rides.

Mark and Karen Chandler operaters of the Extreme Eatz food truck were among the revellers who rang in 2014 at a New Year’s Eve party at the Quality Bayside Resort in Parksville. Before parking the food truck for the winter, the Chandlers treated The Save-On-Foods Oceanside Generals to a holiday feast from “The Beast” outside of Oceanside Place last month.

There were plenty of spectators and participants including the Shworan family for the annual Polar Bear Splash Jan. 1 at Parksville Community Park. It was the 9th year Craig (back row), Jimmy, Elaine and McKinley Shworan have braved the chilly water. Jimmy’s friend Cole Stocker (far left) also joined the Parksville family for the plunge.

Kwalikum Secondary School volunteers made up of 2014 grads and their families collected a lot of empties and chipped plenty of Christmas trees at a Dry Grad fundraiser Jan. 4. Among the student helpers were (left to right back row) Mitch Saremba, Dale Anderson, Kyle Frechette, (Left to right front row) Sarah Munro, Becky Newton, Marissa Hanson, Jared Artindale.

Members of the Silver Spurs Riding Club held a Gymkhana event at Tiger Lily Farm in Errington Jan. 5. Several riders took part in the equestrian games including six year old Ava Carpenter riding Christy. Ava’s mom Janis (left) says they recently went to the equestrian spectacular Cavalia’s Odysseo in Vancouver and now Ava knows what she wants to do when she grows up!

Rachel Sokyrka carrying the symbolic first star and Sasha Woldnik carrying the traditional diduh (a sheaf of grain) were among the young parishioners who joined Father Chad Pawlyshyn of St. Mary The Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Columbia Beach for a traditional Christmas Eve Holy Supper January 6.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014 The Parksville Qualicum Beach News THE NEWS is published every Tuesday and Thursday by Black Press Ltd. #4 - 154 Middleton Ave. Parksville, B.C. V9P 2H2 250-248-4341

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usinesses close for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, it has nothing to do with the product or service on offer. There are personal issues, tax issues — a host of other things that can derail a business. So, perhaps the story on our business page today listing five Qualicum Beach/Coombs businesses closing their doors — or announcing an impending closure — is not cause for alarm. It’s possible none of them relate to the economy, or the aging population or the continuous fights over development in that community. Then again, it would be irresponsible to ignore what might be indicators Qualicum Beach needs an influx of new people, young families that can help keep businesses afloat and provide revenue the town needs to survive. Five businesses in the same week? Tough to ignore, one would think. It is an issue of basic math that a community cannot survive without new people. The math is skewed, and more alarming, for Qualicum Beach, the oldest (demographically) town in the country. The town, to its credit, is trying. It’s slow going and may not attract more than a handful of people, but the effort to create a digital-business incubator of sorts at the old train station is laudable. And some town leaders, a few on council and others in the community, are trying to bring forward development ideas that could attract families, or people in general, to both the downtown (the Clarion) and the outskirts (Pheasant Glen). For those who are trying to get these developments happening, people who believe these projects will create jobs and keep businesses and the town strong, it must be tiring and frustrating to constantly find themselves in a fight with those who would put gates up around the community. Perhaps these recent business closures will provide some impetus to get things moving in Qualicum Beach. Perhaps those who say they want people living downtown, but the Clarion is too big, or they want to see new families and/or new money come into town, but Pheasant Glen is too this or that, will acknowledge that their “no” answer to all (couched in process excuses or not) could sound a death knell for what is, and can remain with some growth, one of the most beautiful and unique communities in the country. — Editorial by John Harding

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Letters siCK?: stay at hoMe

To all those people who go out in public when they are sick with a cold or the flu (or companies that extol employees that come in sick), please, for one minute, think about the impact you may have on someone else’s life. The impact on the lady you stood next to in the supermarket who is looking after her ailing mother, that little boy who touched the handle of the door after you who has a new born baby sister at home, that man who cannot afford not to work as he must support his family. The computations are endless. I do understand, and also empathize that you, too, may have to work to earn money, but to what ends if you have infected many more people. I know some people reading this may consider me selfish, or self serving, I consider myself acting responsibly by staying at home. If you take care of yourself you are ultimately taking care of all of us.

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These union employees will also receive pay increases on April 1, 2014, and April 1, 2015. In comparison to the United Steelworkers union contract, a green chain puller in the sawmill is paid $25.93 per hour and a logging chokerman man is paid $26.94 per hour. The union rates of pay on BC Ferries are outrageous in comparison to United Steelworkers workers who have jobs that can cause body injuries. If ferry management employee wages have to be frozen, then the union workers can do the same. What has happened to the days of fair criticisms listing all facts before making propaganda comments, which seems to be the norm today? JOe SAwChuk Duncan

PhotoshoP DaNgeR

Ah, the dangers of Photoshop. As I was reading the Jan. 9 edition of The NEWS and heartily agreeing with Dusty Miller’s letter to the editor regarding the derelict RiCh FeRRy woRKeRs Parksville Beach Resort, I came upon a fullI find reading Alberni-Pacific MLA Scott page advertisement decrying the proposed Fraser’s recent letter to the editor in The Pheasant Glen Golf Resort — an ad  takNEWS, saying that the problem with BC Fer- en out by the Qualicum Beach Taxpayers ries is due to the high expenses of manage- Against Senseless Development group, who, ment staff, insulting and annoying. apparently, have not learned the benefits of Once again, as typical with the NDP brevity in naming an organization.  MLAs, Fraser has not done any research. It appears the QBTASD  have, however, What about the union workers? Presently learned  about Photoshop. The picture in there are more than 900 union employees their ad showing a smörgåsbord of birds, anthat are making more than $75,000 per year imals and humans clumsily  Photoshopped in wages with a 100 per cent, fully-fund- together in a bucolic forest  scene  made me ed benefits plan paid for by the taxpayers. laugh out loud.  And the depressing  photo A gift shop cashier is paid $24.49 per hour, of a 1950s housing tract used to subliminalticket attendant at boarding booth, $24.85 ly illustrate the potential horrors of the proper hour, coffee shop attendant, $23.35 per posed Pheasant Glen Golf Resort is straight hour, and a third cook, $27.51 per hour.  out of a  magazine from the same era. It  is SAShA kAy Nanoose Bay

not comparable in any way to  the  striking, modern and environmentally-tasteful design in the Pheasant Glen Golf Resort proposal. Change is never easy.  Growth can be contentious.  But stasis is not an option.  I do not know if the Pheasant Glen proposal is viable; time will tell. But I am appalled by the QBTASD’s use of misleading and manipulated photographs, as well as their lurid, melodramatic and biased prose, to  further their opinion.   lyNNe rOSe Nanoose

Re: Bernie Smith’s letter to the editor in the Jan. 9 edition of The NEWS (Raising your voice for the province). Fascinating. All this talk of the ratio of sheep to human beings in New Zealand and again the reference to Smith’s maritime career, which we have been hearing about ad nauseum in the local papers for some time. But I would much prefer to see hard facts showing Enbridge’s oil spill recovery plan and the details of the economic gain and job increases for British Columbian’s should the Gateway and LNG proposals go ahead. If Smith has difficulty presenting these facts in writing maybe he’d have benefited from attending Communities to Protect our Coast’s presentation on Nov. 15 where concerned engineers, scientists and master mariners would have been happy to enlighten him. The silent majority? They were there seeking information, all 600 of them. Concerned local citizens looking for facts, your neighbors Smith, not a sheep in sight.

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Historical canadian moments brought to life Bilingual students partake in national performance promoting Canadian history and encouraging the French language LISSA ALEXANDER

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Some local middle and high school students took part in a high-energy bilingual Canadian heritage performance on Thursday. O Canada was presented by Canadian Parents for French (CPF), a national network of volunteers dedicated to the promotion and creation of French-second-language learning opportunities for young Canadians. The BC and Yukon Chapter of CPF recently announced the launch of the West Coast tour of O Canada and Parksville was its fourth stop. O Canada brings to light historical Canadian moments like the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway, women’s suffrage, and Canadian lives lost in battle. The show is meant to promote the country’s two official languages, allow students to engage in some French culture and get young people excited about speaking French, said Glyn Lewis, executive director of CPF’s B.C. and Yukon branch. “What I hope the students take away is to be inspired by our history and recognize the importance and significance of our two official languages.” Local French immersion students got into groups on Thursday and had a short time to practice a bilingual performance, led by two Francophone youth, before they performed to a larger group of students from the school. This included hosting a flashy talk show that tested them on their Canadian knowledge, and reading a number of funny Canadian aphorisms. The show will hit 30 schools in B.C., 25 in Alberta, 5 in Saskatchewan and another 60 in Ontario. The project is financially supported by the Canadian Heritage Youth Take Charge program. For more information visit http://bc-yk.cpf.ca/actvities/youth-activities/o-canada-tour.

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Some local French Immersion students recently took part in a touring bilingual heritage performance presented by Canadian Parents for French.

James Bond more like Rob Ford than 007

Are you old enough to remember when boozing was cool? When the airwaves foamed over with cheery beer ads and Christmas season magazines featured full color depictions of Santa relaxing after a hard night’s work with a noggin of Captain Morgan’s at his elbow? I can remember when ‘drink up, boys’ was what everyone did just before they picked up their car keys and drove home; when the guy at the office party wearing a lampshade and propositioning the receptionist was regarded as amusing, not pathetic and repulsive. I remember the days when most of us thought alcohol was a good buddy and a swell social enabler — not a treacherous weasel out to embarrass and possibly kill us. And I remember the international icon who exemplified elegant boozing in all its glory — James Bond. Sophisticated, unflappable James Bond, ordering — in between offing baddies and boffing beauties —

his martinis 'shaken, not stirred.’ Turns are chronicled, Bond abstained on only out that Mr. Bond wasn’t so cool. He had 48 and a half of them — and 36 of those a bigger problem than the KGB, STD’s or dry days weren’t by choice. Bond was eithe wrath of M. ther in the slammer, recovering in hospiTurns out 007 was a lush. tal or otherwise constrained That’s not my conclusion. from reaching a bottle. You’ll find it in the pages of The researchers further the British Medical Journal. By Arthur Black reckon that, on average, Researchers for the magBond was downing about azine analyzed all of the 75 grams of pure alcohol evBond books written by his ery day — more than twice creator, Sir Ian Fleming, ferthe danger level set out by reting out the hero’s alcohol Bond’s own British National intake. They noted every Health Service. martini, highball, flute of He was also susceptible to champagne, glass of wine bouts of Rob Ford-ian excess. and bottle of beer. They On the third day of Bond’s conservatively factored in every vague adventures in From Russia with Love reference — when Bond ‘called for the researchers extrapolate that the secret drink tray’, ‘got drunk’ or ‘had drinks’ — agent chugged the equivalent of nearly and concluded that Bond’s famous ‘li- 400 grams of pure alcohol. That’s like 14 cence to kill’ was aimed primarily at his vodka martinis or 25 beers. own liver. Of the 123 and a half days that You try aiming a Walther PKK after a

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dozen or so martinis. Or aiming anything else, come to that. The British Medical Journal study notes that Bond’s intake would have him flirting with hypertension, stroke, depression and, ahem, extreme sexual dysfunction. Meanwhile, an article in another medical magazine, The International Journal of Clinical Medicine, chronicles the case of an unnamed 61-year-old Texan who was recently hospitalized for ‘extreme inebriation’. Trouble is, he denied having a single drink. A medical examination revealed that he was telling the truth. The man suffers from a condition known as ‘auto-brewery syndrome’. Simply put, his stomach makes beer. His gut contains yeast that converts all starches (even vegetables and grains) into ethanol. The man can get a buzz from downing a Big Mac. If James Bond existed, he’d be eating his heart out. Having already dispatched his liver. We Have Happy Advertisers! Contact me today.

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Dance legend here to teach, perform Peggy Baker won the Governor General’s award in 2009 LISSA ALEXANDER reporter@pqbnews.com

A Canadian contemporary dance legend is coming to Parskville to teach a dance class tonight. Peggy Baker is in town to perform Coalesce & Armour at the Port Theatre Jan. 18, billed as an audio action tour. Baker is considered a Canadian icon by many. She received the Governor General’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2009, the 2006 Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, the Order of Canada, the Order of Ontario, a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and many other prestigious awards. Coalesce and Armour are companion pieces, both performed in one evening. The show is inspired by the scientific essays of Lewis Thomas in his 70s classic The Lives of a Cell,

and performed to an original electro-acoustic score by Debashis Sinha. Tickets are $32 for general admission. Baker and her team of dancers are also teaching some classes in Nanaimo and Parksville. In Parksville Baker will teach a class called Modern Moves Made Easy at Living Well Body Works Studio in Coombs. This happens tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. It is adult dance for all levels. That same evening Sarah Morimoto, a graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School and who has worked with Baker for the past 14 years, will teach Pilates With Dance In Mind, also for adults of all levels. That will happen from 7:45 to 8:45 at the same location. The classes are $17 each. Living Well Body Works Studio is located at 2701 Alberni Hwy. in Coombs. Register by calling 250-607-9642. For a list of more dance lessons happening in Nanaimo by

PHOTO SUBMITTED BY KIMBERLY PLUMLEY, TAKEN BY CYLLA VON TIEDEMANN

Renowned dancer Peggy Baker is teaching a local dance class tonight and performing at the Port Theatre on Jan. 18.

Baker and her team visit www. crimsoncoastdance.org.

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Country/roots at the MAC on Friday LISSA ALEXANDER reporter@pqbnews.com

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Musical duo Saskia and Darrel, of The Great Plains, will perform at the MACoustic Folk Club this Friday. The Oceanside Womens Business Network (OWBN) presents:

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Head to the MAC this Friday for a musical experience steeped in history. Saskia and Darrel Delaronde, of The Great Plains, will perform their country roots music at the MACoustic Folk club, located at the McMillan Arts Centre (the MAC) in Parksville, Jan. 17. The couple has been performing together for about 13 years. Saskia sang some harmonies on one of Darrel’s albums and after that the two played in a band together, where Saskia sang lead vocals. “Then band sort of fell apart and Darrel and I really were the only ones left standing, the only ones silly

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enough to still play music you know?” she laughed. Today Saskia and Darrel are married and live in Courtenay. They keep very busy performing as a duo and with other celebrated musicians around Canada and Western Europe. Darrel sings and plays the guitar and the mandolin while Saskia sings, plays the guitar, bass and the penny whistles. The duo has won a number of awards over the years including a Top Folk/ Roots Album award in Holland, they’ve taken Artist, Album, and Songwriter of the Year from the Saskatchewan Country Music Association Awards and they

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editor@pqbnews.com

The Board of Education of School District No. 69 (Qualicum) invites staff, parents, students and members of the public to attend its next meeting to discuss School Closure, Amalgamation and Reconfiguration in relation to the District Facilities Review. The meeting will be held: Wednesday, January 15th Multi-Purpose Room at Springwood Middle School at 7:00 p.m. Following this meeting a Special Board Meeting will be held on January 23rd in the Forum of the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre for presentation of a draft report to the Board. The Board welcomes and encourages participation from the school community.


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A wall of powerful images are currently hanging for sale at the Quality Resort Bayside and it’s all work of local talented photographers. The Oceanside Photographers Club has put up the exhibit featuring 11 of its members. Visitors to the resort’s lobby will find everything from landscape, wildlife and flower photography to abstract pieces and photo art. The local club currently has 107 members which is made up of novice photographers, professionals and those in between. The group gets together twice a month or more and has professional speakers come in, optional assignments and field trips.

“The whole idea of the club is focusing on learning and exchanging ideas and encouraging one another,” said Vivienne Bearder, the club’s vice president and its exhibition director. The club members have dabbled with macro-photography, post production software and have even had instruction in iphonography. Bearder said they are always looking for new members because it broadens the expertise, and it’s a very welcoming and wonderful atmosphere, she added. The current exhibition at the Bayside is up until Jan. 31, but the club will be back at that location in March and April. There are also on-going photos being displayed by the club at Cafe Brie in Qualicum Beach, on a rotating basis, and they will have a show at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville in October. For more information visit www.oceansidephotographers.ca.

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She said when they sing about cultural or historical things it wakes the crowd up and many people enjoy talking to the duo about how a song resonated with them at a break. She said every show they do is different depending on how they’re feeling and the audience. “We could sing in German or French or we could yodel, you know, anything could happen on an evening,” she said. Saskia and Darrel have recorded eight albums together, a couple more each as solos, and they will produce another album together this year.

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The duo is enjoying some time at home doing local shows this month and next, but will head off Island and start their touring schedule in March with dates booked in the Okanagan, followed by a tour in the prairies. The MACoustic Folk Club features open mic performances followed by music from Saskia and Darrel. Tickets are $10 at the door, which opens at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30. For more on Saskia and Darrel visit www.thegreatplains.ca. For more on the McMillan Arts Centre visit www.mcmillanartscentre.com.

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‘We have weathered the worst of it’ At least five businesses in Qualicum/Coombs closing JOHN HARDING editor@pqbnews.com

It was not a banner day for business in Qualicum Beach, but at least one community leader says it may not be as bleak as it seems on the surface. Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce CEO Evelyn Clark heard the news all in one day last week. “It was a tough day because I heard of four businesses closing,” said Clark, referring to Arbutus Emporium, Complements Home Accents, Petite Pizzazz and Shaboom’s shutting their doors. “It’s of deep concern to the community and deep concern to the chamber, of course.” Also last week, The Frontiersman Bar and Grill in Coombs closed its doors. There was no sign with any explanation on the pub Saturday, but the beer and wine store had a sign that said “Closed until new owners take over mid-January.” Clark said she remains optimistic about business prospects in Qualicum Beach. “Generally in Canada, the economy is turning around, so we have weathered

the worst of it,” said Clark, whose chamber has about 300 members. “What I’m hearing from business owners is they are seeing more visitors in January this year than other years. Maybe they are looking to move here or maybe they are just visiting.” Clark also said she is sensing a difference in the number, shape and form of Qualicum Beach businesses. “It’s my opinion we are in a change process,” said Clark. “It won’t necessarily be easy but we still have to be optimistic and know that Qualicum is a good place to live and work.” There was no answer, and no voice mail message or options, when The NEWS called Arbutus Emporium on Thursday afternoon. However, The NEWS was able to confirm Monday the business is closed. A staff member at Complements said that store would be open until the end of January. A call to Petite Pizzazz was met with a recording that stated the number was no longer in service, but the store was open on the weekend with a sign indicating a “Closing out - liquidation sale.” Shaboom’s Memorial Avenue location was empty with a For Rent sign in the window on Saturday. Statistics Canada has developed what

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Petite Pizzazz is having a closing out/liquidation sale at its Memorial Avenue store in Qualicum Beach, one of a handful of stores in the town announcing they have or will close their doors soon.

it calls a Survival Curve, a statistic that reveals the percentage of businesses (by size) that survive after one, two, up to seven years. The Stats Can numbers, using 2002 start-ups as a cohort, suggest 89 per cent of businesses survive one year. That number decreases to 44 per cent after seven years.

For businesses with five-10 employees, the survival percentage is 93 per cent after one year, decreasing to 52 per cent after seven years. Businesses with 50-100 employees seem to have the best chance to survive (at least in the cohort used by Stats Can for this chart), with 96 per cent around after year one and 67 per cent after year seven.

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out your RRSPs (by transferring to a RRIF, taxable earnings. You do not even have buying an annutiy, or taking in cash), the to wait until you are about to close your tax benefits associated with RRSP contri- RRSP, you can contribute to a RRSP anytime and deduct in future butions can gain even greatyears. This will be attracer importance. tive to someone who wants Did you know that you to start earning income that can maximize your unused will grow on a tax free basis, RRSP room by making a By Carol Plaisier and use the RRSP deduction lump sum contribution bein a subsequent year when fore you close your RRSP? their income may be higher. Depending upon your speRetirement income plancific circumstance, it may ning is important, the key make sense to get an RRSP word being ‘planning’; you loan in order to make this don’t want to wait and see last deposit, and you do not what you will be getting dehave to use the total tax deposited monthly to your acduction on that year’s tax return. Deductions can be used at any count after retirement. Some of your tax time in the future, whenever they are planning opportunities could be lost, as the most beneficial for you in reducing well as the opportunity to plan which

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pool of money you draw on first – for example, should you start drawing CPP at retirement, or delay until later in order to qualify for a larger monthly amount? This article focused on registered retirement plans, the Tax Free Savings Account is also invaluable for your retirement incoming planning, and can be used to reduce the clawback of government benefits in future years. There are strategies available, a plan will give you peace of mind. Carol Plaisier is an investment advisor with HollisWealth, a division of Scotia Capital Inc. Call 250-248-2399 or e-mail: carol.plaisier@holliswealth.com. The views and opinions, including any recommendations, expressed in this article are those of Carol Plaisier alone and not those of HollisWealth.

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We are saddened to announce the passing of Kerry Greenwood on January 7, 2014, after long standing health issues. Kerry is survived by he and Maureen’s children, daughter Jennifer, of Coldstream, BC and Mike (Cheryl) of Victoria, as well as his three beautiful grandkids, Ronan, Brianna and Ryder. Also survived by his sister Ann and her family and by his good friends, Linda and Randy. Kerry graduated from Mt. Douglas High School and was delighted to attend his 50th Reunion several years ago. With his charismatic personality and wicked sense of humour, Kerry went into Sales, and found good success numerous times, both in Victoria and for a few years, in Toronto. He enjoyed over twenty years of golf at Royal Colwood and in later years, loved river/ lake fishing. The family hopes those who knew Kerry will keep a happy memory of him in their hearts.

Ted Martyniuk April 14, 1936 – January 7, 2014 Ted passed away peacefully at Stanford Place in Parksville on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife, Ollie; daughters, Brenda (Bruce) Wright, Wendy (Christopher) McDowall; sons, Brad (Rita) Martyniuk; grandchildren, Isabella Grace Martyniuk and Luca Bradley Martyniuk. Ted was predeceased by his daughter, Kelly Marie in 1960. Ted was born in Norquay, Saskatchewan to George and Wasylena Martyniuk on April 14, 1936. An electrical dispatcher for over 40 years, he started his career with Saskatchewan Power, transferring to BC Hydro after relocating to British Columbia with his family in 1974. After retiring from BC Hydro in 1996, Ted made a difference in the community by generously contributing his time and energy. He was a member of the Parksville and Nanaimo Councils of the Knights of Columbus, a 15 year member of COPS (Citizens On Patrol), and an active participant of the Nanaimo Scroll Saw Club. He also worked tirelessly within the Church of the Ascension community in Parksville. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Ted’s honour at 11:00 am on Tuesday, January 14th at the Catholic Church of the Ascension, 887 Wembley Road in Parksville, Father Melquiades Bayron, Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Ted’s memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation Parksville/ Qualicum, PO Box 730, Parksville, BC V9P 2G8 or online at www.heartandstroke.bc.ca. 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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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

LEGALS

LEGALS

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: THE ESTATE OF SYLVIA GIBB, Deceased, formerly of 250 Craig Street, Parksville, BC.

Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Sylvia Gibb, Deceased, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to Sarah Mark Boyle, the Executrix of the Estate, c/o Rodway & Perry, at #1-699 Beach Road, Qualicum Beach, BC on or before February 14, 2014, after which date the Executrix will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executrix then has notice. RODWAY & PERRY Barristers and Solicitors

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS IN THE ESTATE OF MATTHEW DAVID WALKER, DECEASED

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS IN THE ESTATE OF GERTRUDE ADELIA MISKOFSKI, DECEASED

LATE OF PARKSVILLE, BC WHO DIED AUGUST 24, 2013 Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of MATTHEW DAVID WALKER, are hereby notified pursuant to s. 38 of the Trustee Act, that particulars of their claims and any security held by them, should be sent to the Executor of the said Estate, c/o the Solicitor for the Estate at the address set out below, on or before the 28th of February, 2014, after which date the Executor will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.

Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of GERTRUDE ADELIA MISKOFSKI, are hereby notified pursuant to s. 38 of the Trustee Act, that particulars of their claims and any security held by them, should be sent to the Executor of the said Estate, c/o the Solicitor for the Estate at the address set out below, on or before the 28th of February, 2014, after which date the Executor will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.

THOMAS & COMPANY Barristers, Solicitors & Notaries Public #6 - 162 W. Harrison Ave. P.O., Box 1779 PARKSVILLE, BC V9P 2H6

THOMAS & COMPANY Barristers, Solicitors & Notaries Public #6 - 162 W. Harrison Ave. P.O., Box 1779 PARKSVILLE, BC V9P 2H6

File # 13788

File # 13788

LATE OF QUALICUM BEACH, BC WHO DIED OCTOBER 3, 2013


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2014 The Tuesday, January 14, 2014, TheParksville ParksvilleQualicum QualicumBeach BeachNews News HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

FOR SALE BY OWNER

LABOURERS

MEDICAL/DENTAL

OFFICE SUPPORT CLERK

GARDENING

APPLIANCES

HANDY Husband for Hire. Custom firewood I cut, split or stack your logs. I do what you don’t want to. Homeowner and builder for over 35 years. Home and property cleanup, maintenance and haul away. Call Glen 250-752-0807

LPN REQUIRED for a busy Dr’s office. Current active registration & current CPR required. P/T (2 days/wk) & flexibility for vacation & sick time coverage. Computer (EMR) & medical office exp would be an asset. Resumes to ferntreeclinic@shaw.ca

PARKSVILLE Accounting office is looking for an accounting technician for corporate year end compilation engagements and individual income tax preparation. This is a full time position other than some work reduction Aug - Oct. Strong computer skills and tax preparation experience are a must. Corporate year end file experience strongly preferred however we may provide training if the applicant possesses extensive bookkeeping knowledge. Submit resume either by fax 250-248-4932 or email to cga@denerobertsinc.ca

OCEANSIDE LAWN & Garden. Tree pruning, hedge shaping & trimming, gutters, and early spring garden cleanups. (250)240-1116.

BELLEVUE RECONDITIONED APPLIANCES

TALISMAN TREE & GARDEN

FULL WARRANTY. Large Showroom

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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DROWNING IN debt? Cut debts more than 60% & debt free in half the time! Avoid bankruptcy! Free Consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1-877-556-3500 BBB Rated A+ GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com

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(250)248-5887

YARD MAINTENANCE Winter clean-up. Shrub removal, trimming, leaves & haul away. Call Don at 250-752-2064.

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

LEGAL SERVICES CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

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

COMPUTER SERVICES BUYDENS Computer Services

Call Kevin 250-240-7372

DRYWALL Taping/ Texturing/ Painting. Reno & Repair Specialist. 30 years of fast friendly service. Wayne 250-752-4658 QB

FURNITURE

HAULING AND SALVAGE

HOME CARE SUPPORT ATTENTION SENIORS! TLC Home Care For Seniors is now looking for new clients. Call Leslie (250)752-8806.

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

HAUL AWAY Junk, washers & dryers, furniture, garden, yard waste & wood. Free Estimates. Call 250-240-1116.

MOVING & STORAGE

PAINTING A STROKE ABOVE Painting LTD- Liven up your space with a splash of colour! Book an Interior Job and receive 10% off invoice. Commercial & Residential. WCB. Insured. Call Dave, 250-240-2310. ASTONISHING PAINTING CO. Residential/Commercial/Repainting. 25 yrs. experience. Call Mike 250-248-8569 POIRIER PAINTING: Residential / Commercial. Fully insured, Guaranteed Workmanship, WCB, Call Dan at #250240-3528.

PETS

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

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

PET CARE SERVICES

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

CAT SITTING in my home. Safe, loving environment. No cages. 7day to long term stay. Limited space. 250-740-5554

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

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Trucks for Hire • Pick-up or Delivery

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911 Church Rd., Parksville Tel: 250-248-3693 Cell: 250-616-3876

LICENSED DISPOSAL SITE FOR Yard, Garden & Wood Waste

Mon-Sat 8-5, Closed Sun

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 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

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 1-3pm

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

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 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.

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.

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED WANTED-30ft Travel Trailer to live in & 4 fibre glass canoes in fair condition. 250-228-7162

REAL ESTATE APARTMENT/CONDOS

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.

REAL ESTATE SERVICES

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 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 ELLIPTICAL TRAINER Cardio style ET150. Like new $100. Call 250-248-3292

SERVICE DIRECTORY Tree Services

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

Cut to 14� length 4 cords for $795.00 delivered.

WAYNE’S HAUL-AWAY. Will haul away unwanted whatever. Bondable. 250-752-1639.

1-800-818-0840

For more information, visit saveonfoods.com

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IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

Offering PC Repair and Personal Tutoring From Nanoose to Deep Bay

Please contact us at or submit your rĂŠsumĂŠ, in confidence, to: Save-on-Foods Pharmacy, 20 - 826 W. Island Highway, Parksville, BC V9P 2B7. F: 250.248.4012. E: pharmacyemployment@owfg.com.

42 PIECE denby dinner set blue/white $75.00 Call 250752-1979.

FINANCIAL SERVICES ANNACIS ISLAND Pawnbrokers open ‘till midnight 7 days a week. 604-540-1122. Cash loans for Jewellery, Computers, Smartphones, Games, Tools etc. #104-1628 Fosters Way at Cliveden. annacis islandpawnbrokers.com

1478 SQ.FT. RANCHER. 6 yrs young. 3bdrm, 2.5bath. Dbl + attached garage, heat pump, 14x40 deck. Bowser/ Deep Bay area. 250-757-8757.

FRIENDLY FRANK

FUEL/FIREWOOD

Overwaitea Food Group, a Canadian-owned company and one of Western Canada’s leading food and consumer-goods retailers, operates more than 100 pharmacies in BC and Alberta under the banners of Save-On-Foods, PriceSmart Foods, Cooper's Foods, Urban Fare and Overwaitea Pharmacy.

We provide a very professional pharmacy practice environment and are committed to: O challenging and growing our staff O caring for people O supporting healthy living for our shoppers and patients O innovation O investing in our future. Join the Overwaitea Food Group and make your career prescription complete!

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

Pharmacy Assistant

We are currently seeking a part-time Pharmacy Assistant for our Save-On-Foods Pharmacy located in Parksville. You must have completed an accredited Pharmacy Assistant Program or have 2 years' dispensary experience. Qualified candidates should possess excellent communication and customer service skills. Kroll computer experience is an asset.

250-821-1867

Sales & Service.

PERSONAL SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Part-time — Parksville

Property Maintenance Certified Arborist Pruning, Hedges & Trees Yard Clean Ups

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.

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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Tuesday, January 14, The Parksville Qualicum Beach News Tuesday, 14,2014 2014 RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

APARTMENT/CONDO

MOBILE HOMES & PADS

SUITES, UPPER

COZY PRIVATE 2-bdrm module home. Country setting, minutes from Qualicum Beach, Avail Feb. 1st. $800./mo (250)752-6098, (250)954-8847

CHURCH RD 1 bdrm suite, private, quiet, Wembly area, avail now. 250-586-4337

10 mins from Qualicum

Recently re-decorated

1bdrm $450 NS/NP.

Available now

Call 1-250-594-3004 AVAIL FEB 1- 1 bdrm apt downtown Qualicum Beach, 5 appls, NS/NP. 2nd flr no elevator. Refs req’d. $675. (250)248-7612. CENTRAL NANAIMO. Quiet bldg. 2-bdrm, 1 den, 2 baths. Ocean view, secure parking. $1550. 250-753-5722.

MOILLIET MANOR 2 bdrm, storage room in suite, on bus route, clean, quiet, secure. heat/hot water included. $875/mo N/S, N/P. Call 250 248-9322 NEWER 1000 sq.ft. ocean view Apt, located above Tree’s Restaurant on the Alberni Hwy, Parksville $800.00 per month 250-954-9547

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.

PARKSVILLE X-LARGE 2 BEDROOM Security camera & parking incl’d. D/W, W/D optional. New paint. Near beach, downtown. Small pet ok. $840.

Please call 250-248-8592.

QUALICUM- 1 bdrm apt w/ocean view, parking at the door. $700/mo inclds heat, lights, water. Available now. Call 250-752-3333. QUALICUM BEACHFRONT 1 bdrm, furnished suite, bright. Available until May. NS/NP. $725 inclds utils/internet. Call 250-757-8682, 250-752-9252.

COTTAGES 1 bed cottage, downtown Parksville.Suit quiet, responsible person or couple. $750/mo.Electricity, heat,cable & wireless internet incl’d N/S. Ref’s req’d.250-248-3171 1 Bedroom cabins for rent, located at 1400 Alberni Hwy $600.00 250-954-9547 2 bdrm, furn, beachfront cottage, downtown Parksville. Avail. Feb 1/14 until May 31/14. Suit quiet,responsible ppl.$800/mo,Elec,heat,cable & wireless internet incl’d N/P,N/S.250-248-3171 PARKSVILLE QUIET, 2 bdrm Cottage on acreage. Church Rd. $ 800 Call 250-586-4337

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES BOWSER- NEWLY renovated 1/2 duplex. Bright 2 bdrm, 4 appls, on 1 acre. Hydro incld. Refs req’d. NS/NP. $750/mo. Jan.15 or Feb.1.250-927-1234 COOMBS- 1BDRM renovated duplex, deck, fenced yrd, F/S, W/D, 5-1027 Virigina Rd. $580+ utils. Avail Feb 1. Call (250)248-2285. PARKSVILLE: 2-BDRM duplex. Central location. 302 Meadowview Plc. NP/NS, Ref’s. Available Feb. 1st. $975./mo. 250-724-6082.

MOBILE HOMES & PADS 2 BDRM mobile, nestled in the tree’s, 1000 sqft, 2 mins from Parksville. W/D, F/S, no dogs, no parties. Ref’s req’d. $700. Avail now. Call 250-951-9886. 2 Bedroom trailers for rent, ranging from $600 to $750 per month, located on the Alberni Hwy, Parksville 250-954-9547 AVAIL IMMEDIATELY. 2 Bdrm newer mobile, not in a park. Hilliers, mountain view. $800./mo. NS/NP. Call (250)752-3425. QUALICUM- Updated 2 bdrm, 5 appls, covered deck, new windows. $760. 250-752-6339.

HOMES FOR RENT NANOOSE BAY-3 bedrooms. Call 250-230-4072 PARKSVILLE: 3 bdrm, mtn view. 1.5 bath, NS/NP. $1350 utils incld’d. 403-278-6857. PARKSVILLE: 3 bdrm, walking distance to town. $1050. Ref’s. Call (250)927-0651. PARKSVILLE (DOWNTOWN) 3 bdrm bungalow, walking distance to school & shopping. Avail immediately. NS/NP. $1150./mo. + utils. References req’d. Call 250-954-2243.

EAGLECREST batchelor suite rancher. Separate entry $650/mo. plus hydro. Contact Richard 250-248-7777 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. Whiskey Creek-1bdrm, 2nd storey suite. F/S, W/D. Quiet single working person with references. $600/mo.Util incl., except phone. Avail Jan 15. D/D req’d. N/P,N/S 250-752-0169/250-240-7999.

TRANSPORTATION

OFFICE/RETAIL

AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS

DOWNTOWN QUALICUM BEACH,

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

702 MEMORIAL AVE. RETAIL / OFFICE 820 SQ.FT

CALL:1-250-594-8898 OR 250-757-9186 QUALICUM BEACH. Great private office space, Approx. 100 sq. ft. Ground floor, shared reception area. Avail. now. Call (250)240-4751 for more info & to view.

GOODYEAR NORDIC P205/55R16 snow tires & alloy rims (4). New. Save $250! Buy at $650. (250)722-2295 WINTER TIRES, 4 mounted. 205/70R-15 Champion 96T Ice Pro. $275. (250)758-7145

AUTO FINANCING

RDN zoNiNg ameNDmeNt

RV PADS PARKSVILLE AREA- Spacious RV site in the woods. $440./mo. utils incld’d. Call (250)927-5623.

SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING

CARS

STORAGE MORE SPACE FOR LESS Storage Containers Currently available: 8’ x 20’ $105. + taxes. Open storage for RVs, cars, boats, trailers: $40. + taxes for first 20’ $2 each additional foot.

250-248-7100.

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 NANOOSE BAY Waterfront, spectacular view, 1100 sq.ft 2Bdrm suite, private entrance, NS/NP. All utils, including cable, no phone, incld. $975. Jan. 15th. (250)468-5758. NORTH NANAIMO: Semi-furn private suite. New floors & paint. Shared laundry. FREE hydro & cable. N/S, No Partiers. $850/mo. Move in now; don’t pay rent until Feb. 1st! 250-756-9746.

2003 TOYOTA 4 Runner Limited Edition, 251,000 km, excellent condition inside and out, recent work, brakes, timing belt, water pump, new belts, winter & summer tires on rims, front and rear bumper re-painted. Blue. $9,750 obo. Call (250)720-1413.

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

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

Your Community

Classifieds can rev you up!

PARKSVILLE, FURN’D level entry, 1329 sq ft, lrg, bright 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appls, blocks from library & beach, private fenced yard, utils incl’d, N/S, ref’s. Avail. Feb. 1st. $1025. mo. 778-424-3035

ALR land for weed The regional district held a public hearing on medical marijuanafi zoning, but few people spoke l here please AUREN RUVINSKY

writer@pqbnews.com

More than 30 people attended a Regional District of Nanaimo public hearing on proposed bylaw amendments to determine where medical marijuana facilities can be located in the regional district, but there didn’t appear to be much excitement over the issue. “You’re doing the right thing, I’m tried of being discriminated against for the prescription I need,” said resident Ken Meuckon, who like many appeared unclear that the amendments being considered would simply determine where federally-licensed facilities could be located. “This bylaw is not an attempt by the RDN to enable medical grow-ops, quite the opposite in fact,” said RDN Area F (Coombs, Errington) director Julian Fell, who chaired the portion of the hearing dealing with his area. Fell said there is a lot of misunderstanding around the bylaws which are “intended to restrict grow-ops to those areas designated and selected by higher levels of government for this purpose.” Fell, RDN chair Joe Stanhope and manager of current planning Jeremy Holm each explained that the medical facilities are being allowed by the federal government and there is little local government can do about it except determine zoning and direct where they can be located.

The proposed bylaw would only allow the facilities on agricultural land reserve (ALR) land in electoral areas A, C, E (Nanoose Bay), G (French Creek) and H (Bowser). In Fell’s Area F they would be allowed on land zoned agriculture (A-1) and industrial (I-2). Fell estimated there could currently be “at least a dozen or two” of the small residential licensed grow-ops in the RDN and that will likely drop to just one or two major facilities under the new laws. The RDN bylaw would only affect areas outside municipalities like Parksville and Qualicum Beach, which are also each working on their own similar amendments. Aside from Meuckon, who spoke at length on the benefits of medical marijuana, only three other members of the public spoke, all briefly and agreeing restricting the facilities to agricultural land was probably best, but that the RDN had to make sure they considered details like odour and neighbourhood safety. The public feedback will be considered when the amended bylaws come back to the Jan. 28 regular board meeting. While no more comment can be received, information is available at the RDN office at 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo and at www.rdn. bc.ca/. Call the planning department at 1-877607-4111 or e-mail planning@rdn.bc.ca.

FeaRs oF NuCLeaR FaLLout

No spike of iodine sales here

PARKSVILLE, newly renovated 1 bdrm, 1 bath, basement suite. W/D, F/S, WiFi,cable. Avail. immed. $750 p/m. Util inc., N/S, N/P. Call 250-9541500 QUALICUM- COUNTRY living close to Qualicum Beach, 1 bdrm suite, wood stove, inclds all utils, 3 appls+ W/D, satellite TV incl’d. NS/NP. Avail now. Refs req. $770. 250-752-3557.

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One of the four people who spoke at a recent RDN public hearing on zoning amendments to allow medical marijuana growing facilities.

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

EMERALD ESTATES. Bright & sunny, spotless,2 bed/2 bath patio home in secure seniors independent living complex. Close to all amenities. Wkly housekeeping incl’d and an optional evening dining program is available. Single occupancy $1250. Double $1300. Ph. (250) 248-2143

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There is no local evidence that sales of potassium iodine is increasing due to new fears of the Fukushima nuclear power plant melting down. NEWS calls to a wide sample of pharmacies in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area found no notable increase in sales in recent weeks.

“Nobody has asked about it since the reactor went a couple years ago,” said Parksville Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacist Mike Biaginoni, who added that people should watch for Health Canada warnings before taking something like that. — Auren Ruvinsky


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Tuesday, January 14, 2014 The Parksville Qualicum Beach News

Do you have local sports news? contact: Tyson Taylor, Sports Reporter email: sports@pqbnews.com phone: 250-951-3809

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KSS girls take third place in Alberni Michelle Waters and Michaela Witte lead Kondors to bronze against Woodlands T yson Taylor sports@pqbnews.com

The KSS senior girls team was back in action last weekend at the 59th Totem Tournament in Port Alberni, where they came in third. Kwalikum Secondary School faced the Woodlands Eagles for third on Saturday in an interesting match as the teams face each other again in league play this week. Michelle Waters and Michaela Witte paced the Kondors in that game as they scored 12 and 13 points to help KSS win. The KSS Kondors were victorious in their first game of the tournament, a 55–41 win over the Vanier Towhees from Courtenay. Waters and Witte earned player of the game honours. “We had a great first game from Michaela, Michelle and Greta Wratislav. We rotated the girls in a bunch and they all filled in and played well. We weren’t as solid defensively as we wanted to be but we picked up the win after our break down to San Diego so it was nice to see the girls pick up where they left off,” coach Jesse Witte said of their first game. The second game saw the Kondors run into reigning tournament MVP in Kristy Gallagher and the Parkland Panthers from Victoria. The Kondors had a good first quarter but trailed early and then it fell apart in the second, with Parkland stretching their lead to 20 points

heading into the break. The Panthers stretched that lead even further half way into the third quarter as their lead went up to 30 before KSS started to make a comeback. The Kondors went on a run to close out the third and then continued to ride that momentum heading into the fourth. With Parkland’s MVP on the bench, KSS closed the gap down to 10 points with four minutes to play. But it was too much for the Kondors to overcome as they fell 70–58 in the end. “I thought we played better on defense as a team than we did our first game. If you take away the 42 points that Gallagher scored, we had the game won. You don’t see a player like that all that often so it’s hard to really come up with a game plan for just the one game we’ll see them for during the season.” Coach Witte credited the girls for sticking with it and fighting to come back in the last half. “It was good to see the girls keep it together out there. They could have folded up and called it a game but they stuck with it and made a game out of it. I thought that Kaylynn Yacoboski had her best game I’ve seen her play out there. She played really well and has been constantly improving each practice and game she plays.” The tournament hosts six boys and girls teams and will expand to 16 teams next year.

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Greta Wratislav drives baseline during play at the 59th Annual Totem Tournament in Port Alberni.

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Gens earn split with Giroux’s great goaltending T yson Taylor sports@pqbnews.com

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YOU OK BUDDY?: Hank Hilts of the Generals checks on a young skater during Sunday’s Skate with the Generals at Oceanside Place.

Liam Giroux stood on his head Saturday night to help the Save-On-Foods Oceanside Generals split their home and home series with the Comox Valley Glacier Kings over the weekend. It was an improvement over Friday’s 4–1 loss to Comox as the Generals came away with a 3–1 victory Saturday night. Wyatt Petryshen gave the Generals a 2–1 lead Saturday off a nice passing play that started with Jonah Pearson, who dropped a pass to Nate Fitzpatrick, who then hit Petryshen with a feed and he made no mistake putting it home. The goal came 41 seconds after Brodie Smith tied the game on a power play. Giroux stopped 29 of the 30 shots he faced on the night and kept the Generals in it with a huge save late in the game. “It felt amazing. It always feels good to make some saves to help keep the team in it,” Giroux, 17-year–old

from Qualicum Beach, who picked up his fourth win on the season. “It was nice to see the boys keep pushing there in the third and to come away with the win was great. It’s nice to feel like I played a good game and to see the team play a good game too was good all around.” Instead the Generals used that momentum to push the team past the breaking point, knotting the game up with less than four minutes to play and then taking the lead from that point on. Smith added an empty net goal to seal the win for the Generals. “I thought we played with guts and courage in the third and it turned out to be a good thing for us. Giroux was spectacular all night and made some sensational saves in the third period. Mikey blocked a big shot for us in the third as well and that was big. You don’t get on the stat sheet for stuff like that but it was big for us. It was nice to see all four lines contributing out there in their own ways tonight and it was a good win,” said head coach Bill Bestwick.

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Oceanside’s Peewee Rep Generals were in Comox (Jan. 3–5) for a five-team tournament that saw them skate their way to silver. Following an exhibition win at home, the Rep Generals headed to the Glacier Gardens in Comox and wound up winning four games and losing two in round robin play. The Gens battled against Campbell River for the right to face Sooke in the final. The game went to a shoot out and saw the Rep Generals win it in the seventh round. In the final against Sooke, the teams played to a 4–4 tie in regulation and needed extra frames. Neither side could win it in overtime though, so it was off to a shootout once again for the peewee squad from Oceanside. It took eight rounds of action to see Sooke come away with the win and the gold

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Friday night saw Jonah Pearson, a 17-year–old from Nanaimo, continue his streak against the Glacier Kings as he scored his third goal in the last two meetings and added an assist Saturday to reach 17 points on the season. “It’s been nice for us lately, the team’s really been gelling with Bill Bestwick behind us and it felt good to

get that win. Giroux bailed us out a few times when we needed it and that was huge for us,� Pearson said. Recently named to the North All Star team, for a game Jan. 26 in Duncan, Brodie Smith scored two goals to help his team to victory. “It was a great game. Liam was unreal tonight, he played great and stood on his head all night for us, that was

                                                                                                                   

        

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     











  

    



                                    

                 

                                                                                       























                        

                                                            

                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                             

      

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