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Technology possible solution to parking problems By Tamara Cunningham THE NEwS BULLETiN

“Smart” technology that helps drivers find empty parkade spaces and sends alerts when meters are about to expire could be the future of parking in downtown Nanaimo. The City of Nanaimo is creating a new parking management strategy to help combat the community’s traffic congestion hot spots, from the hospital area to the downtown core. While the strategy and its recommendations are still in the early stages, it’s expected to outline options to better manage traffic, fill parkades and speed up turnover in popular areas like Commercial Street. Ideas range from resident-only parking to more meters on high-use streets and

“smart technology” in parkades. Rod Davidson, the city’s parking services manager, says his division is looking at LED signs in parkades that tell drivers how many stalls are available and blinking red and green lights that direct people toward empty spots. A new user-pay system and enforcement technology is also on the table, but Davidson said money wouldn’t be spent on upgrades to parkades until the city sees occupancy surge to 85 per cent. The city’s downtown parkades currently range from being 50 to 75 per cent full. “The aim for us is to make the parking experience as easy as we can for people visiting the downtown,” Davidson said. “We don’t want [them] to have to drive around the block six times wait-

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ing for people to leave.” The parking management plan is the latest shift since the city moved parking in-house last year, following an ambassadorial approach to the ticketing and dispute system. Davidson said the strategy will look at recommendations from a 2010 report, and suggestions from stakeholders like the Downtown Nanaimo Business Improvement Association. The biggest complaint seems to be that there is no parking downtown, he said, adding the issue is only perceived. “In reality there is adequate or abundant parking downtown, just not on the main street,” he said. “Our challenge is to try to direct people toward the parkades.” u See ‘PARKADE’ /12

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herring and other food species. Ford said there have been recent sightings of groups of 500 to 1,000 animals in Georgia Strait and pods of up to 2,000 dolphins have been seen around Haida Gwaii. “They’re big-schooling dolphins that often travel in big groups,” Ford said. Monday’s orca hunt was the first ever recorded in Departure Bay and Ford figures it could be a long time before anything like that happens there again. “I would be really surprised to see something like this happen again any time soon,” Ford said. “It’s a fairly rare event. I’ve only seen this kind of predation maybe four or five times in my 30 years of watching killer whales on this coast,” Ford said. “Folks were pretty fortunate to see it right from the ferry and the shore here.”

Gabriola Islanders could get a lesson in wood stove burning, after a ‘snapshot’ air test highlighted potential pollution hot spots. Regional District of Nanaimo officials will consider education for wood stove users on Gabriola Island to help reduce potential health effects of smoke in wake of a surveillance test that appears to show elevated pockets of pollution. The information was presented by environmental advocate Michael Mehta during a board meeting last week. While the Ministry of Environment warns air quality snapshots can’t definitively say if there’s is a health risk, Mehta says the data does show there’s an air quality problem on Gabriola – prompting a call for further testing and better regulation of woodsmoke through awareness campaigns and complaint-driven bylaw enforcement. His data was collected over several days using a B.C. Ministry of Environment nephelometer, which sits on the back of a vehicle and sucks in air every 15 seconds for a reading. It showed eight ‘hot spots’ where particulate matter hit more than 48 micrograms per metre cubed. One area reached 100 micrograms per metre cubed, while the average for the island came in at 12.66, according to Mehta. The provincial air quality objective is 25 micrograms per metre cubed, but the number is based on a daily average not interval readings and isn’t considered directly comparable to the Gabriola test. “This is just a snapshot in time of what was there,” said Mehta. “I hope the Ministry of Environment will come and do a much more comprehensive study of air quality here, but in the meantime, I think [the RDN] should move in the direction of ... much more restrictive rules around burning.” Education is an encouraging first step, he added. The air quality test results are currently being analyzed and mapped by the Regional District of Nanaimo and could show hot spots worth further consideration, according to Earle Plain, air quality meteorologist with the B.C. Ministry of Environment. The ministry provides training and equipment for air quality test to local government interested in collecting snapshot information and worked with Mehta and the Regional District of Nanaimo. The tests are a good first step and can help support different management actions, like wood stove exchange programs, Plain said. “Any time you’ve got elevated numbers it draws attention to the fact there are probably things that can be done to improve it,” Plain said.

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ABOVE: A sailboat in Departure Bay is surrounded by a pod of about 100 Pacific white-sided dolphins in a photo taken by John Ford, a cetacean research scientist with the Pacific Biological Station Monday. Ford took a team of researchers out onto the bay to document the hunting activity of eight orcas that chased and herded the dauphins into Nanaimo waters. RIGHT: A Pacific white-sided dolphin leaps in a last ditch effort to save its life as it is attacked by one of eight Bigg’s Killer Whales that herded and fed on its pod in Departure Bay Monday. JOHN FORD/PaciFic BiOlOgial statiON

windows or from down on the waterfront, seeing it all happen.” Ford said after the killing, employees at the station saw some of the dolphins swim past as they escaped back into the strait shortly after 1 p.m. Others fled through Newcastle Channel and were spotted passing by the Dinghy Dock Pub. The killer whale’s hunting strategy is to work as a pod to herd animals into shallow bays and confuse and even stun animals to make their kills. The pod of dolphins in Monday’s incident wasn’t particularly large, and Ford said dolphin numbers have been on the rise overall. Pacific white-sided dolphins started moving into Georgia Strait around 1990, possibly driven in by competition from groups elsewhere. Their numbers in the strait have risen ever since, possibly because of an abundance of

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ature presented a unexpectedly graphic spectacle for anyone on the waters or the shores of Departure Bay on Monday when killer whales rounded up a pod of dolphins for a meal. The animals’ activity played out over a span of nearly three hours starting at about 10:15 a.m. when a pod of an estimated 100 Pacific whitesided dolphins rushed into Departure Bay. The event was a rare opportunity for cetacean researchers at Nanaimo’s Pacific Biological Station who watched the beginnings of the drama unfold from their office windows. “We suspected right away that they were being chased in by killer whales because of their really tightly packed group and the way they were behaving, going back and forth in the bay in an agitated state,” said John Ford, head of the Cetacean Research Program at the biological station. “We’ve seen killer whales attacking dolphins in other places before and this is typically what happens.” It was after 11 a.m. when researchers were notified that a pod of about eight orcas had entered the bay, at which point Ford and a research team took a boat out on the bay to record the event and gather data. The hunting orcas were a pod of about eight Bigg’s killer whales, otherwise known as transient killer whales that typically feed on smaller marine mammals, such as harbour seals, sea lions, harbour porpoises, white-sided dolphins and sometimes even minke whales. “We don’t know how many [dolphins] they ate,” Ford said. “We know that they ate at least two. We’ve got little bits of tissue that were floating and we might have to do some DNA fingerprinting to see how many individuals were there.” Suspected remains from a Dall’s porpoise were found as well. Dall’s porpoises are common in Georgia Strait and are on the Bigg’s killer whale menu, but aren’t known to swim with Pacific white-sided dolphins, so the find came as somewhat of a surprise to the research team. “It was definitely exciting,” Ford said. “Lots of people here at the biological station were looking out their

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An attempt to slash council salaries a second time this term was scuttled by Lantzville council on Monday. In a 4-2 vote, Lantzville councillors rejected a motion by Coun. Denise Haime to cut one-third of their remuneration. According to Haime, the proposal was aimed at taking the wind out of the financial argument in a recent notice of motion, which calls for the size of council to be cut from seven to five members as a tax-saving measure. The changes would have to get public approval and wouldn’t come into effect until the 2017 election, prompting Haime to ask, if there are financial concerns why is council waiting to make cuts? The district could save $18,000 and preserve representation on council by reducing remuneration, she told councillors during an open committee of the whole meeting. But Coun. Joe Bratkowski disagreed, pointing out that there needs to be a recognition of the work councillors do.

Mayor Jack de Jong said councillors shouldn’t have to see salaries reduced twice in a term. He later said he was ‘somewhat amused’ by the bid to cut wages when four years prior Haime voted for a significant pay hike. In 2010, council opted to increase the mayor’s annual remuneration by 43 per cent over the year previous to $19,296. Councillors would have received a 37-per cent pay hike to $10,094, with the changes coming into full effect by 2012. The scheduled increases were ‘overkill,’ de Jong said, adding the new council voted to downsize the mayor’s paycheck to $14,594 and councillors’ pay to $9,194. The latest increase would have cut the cost to $9,444 and $6,159 – the lowest levels in the municipality’s 10-year history. “[If you] look at comparative rates of every councillor and mayor in B.C., we are good. “We are right at the ... bottom end and you need to leave a bit on the table to create interest for people to run,” the mayor said, adding councillors deserve fair compensation. “So I think the whole concept of reducing it at this stage, after we had done it in 2012, is illconceived.” De Jong also said the support to increase remuneration in one term and propose

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a reduction at the tail end of another is a flexibility that’s questionable. “I think it was politically motivated,” he said. Haime said while she feels remuneration is reasonable compared to other jurisdictions, her motion was meant to address the finances that seemed to be an issue during the proposal to reduce council’s size. In an e-mail, she said that when “looking to reduce spending in order to get to a tax rate that is manageable by the taxpayer, the first place someone should look is council expenses. That is what I did. I will not apologize for it.” news@nanaimobulletin.com

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RCMP discuss crime mapping in north Nanaimo neighbourhood Mounties will host a public meeting to discuss a recent upswing in thefts from motor vehicles, property damage, and break and enters with residents in north Nanaimo. The meeting will be held at

McGirr Elementary School at 6199 McGirr Rd. Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. Officers will be on hand to listen to residents’ concerns and offer advice on how to protect properties and valuables.

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Astronaut tells students to think globally I DR. RoBERT ThIRSk given Doctorate of laws from Viu. By Chris Bush The News BulleTiN

Vancouver Island University held its 2013 Winter Convocation at the Port Theatre last week when hundreds of students in the arts, sciences, business management, technologies and trades received their diplomas. Guest speakers at the ceremonies held Thursday and Friday included Lt.-Gov. of B.C. Judith Guichon, Bruce Williams, CTV Vancouver Island’s manager of community and client relations and host of I Love this Island, who was presented with an outstanding service award, and Dr. Robert Thirsk, retired Canadian astronaut and physician who was presented with an honorary Doctorate of Laws at Friday’s ceremony. Thirsk attended Friday’s event with his mother Eva and Bill Helin, artist, designer and jeweler, who designed the uniform patches for Thirsk’s space missions. Thirsk was born in Coquitlam and grew up in Powell River. He retired from the Canadian Space Agency in 2012 to join the Canadian Institutes of Health Research in Ottawa to become vice-president of public, government and instate affairs and oversees 13 health institutes dedicated to

health care issues, including aging and cancer. “My new job, I’m involved in community engagement,” Thirsk said. “We’re trying to get the community involved in health research, which is what I do right now and VIU does the very same as well.” Thirsk’s address to the graduates focused on the idea that all humankind is interconnected with one another and their environment. He used analogies from ISS Expedition 20/21 when he spent 188 days aboard the International Space Station in 2009 to encourage new graduates to focus on their jobs, but not lose sight of what their role is globally as it relates to everything from human social issues to the ways every person living on this planet places demands on the global environment. “We’re all one ecosystem,” Thirsk said. “The world is one spaceship we need to protect as fragile. We’re alone in the solar system. One aspect of the Earth’s ecosystem depends on every other. When the Amazon rainforest is burned down it affects the entire planet. It doesn’t just affect people in Brazil.” He also advised students to keep reading, writing, travelling, to stay in touch with their teachers and to pause every so often to figure out where they are “situated in the big picture.” photos@nanaimobulletin.com

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Nanaimo city council aims to spread the word about a potential tax loophole for medical marijuana operations during this year’s Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities convention. Nanaimo will pitch three resolutions this April to Island and coastal community leaders, including a bid to see the

province remove the ability for licensed medical marijuana facilities to apply for farm status. Councillors are also proposing legislation changes that would allow B.C. municipalities to regulate the production of medical marijuana within the agricultural land reserve. The move comes on the heels of a decision by Nanaimo city council to prohibit future licensed operations from

who adds discussion is also important around whether the tax loophole can and should be closed. The convention happens April 11-13 in Parksville and Qualicum. Other recommended resolutions that Nanaimo will bring to the conference take aim at telecommunications towers and local wildlife trapping bylaws. news@nanaimobulletin.com

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Distracted driver cases targeted Eating soup while steering with knees is among the worst cases of distracted driving RCMP highway patrol Sgt. André Dentoom has ever seen. The veteran South Island Traffic Services Mountie and his road crew have no appetite for cellphone use, shaving or other potentially deadly moves behind the wheel — especially during February’s blitz planned between Victoria and Nanaimo. “The facts show 27 per cent of fatals in B.C. are caused by distracted drivers,” he said. Provincial stats also say an annual average of 91 people die due to distracted driving-related crashes: 14 on the island; 31 in the Lower Mainland; 12 in northern B.C.; and 34 in the southeast. Even one tragedy is too many to Dentoom. He’s heard all the excuses for talking or doing other stuff behind the wheel – activities carrying a $167 ticket. Motorists texting or emailing while driving are also subject to three driver-penalty points, plus the fine. Dentoom reminds folks to call 911 with licence plates of motorists talking, texting, speeding or doing other dangerous things.

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Parking review isn’t necessary Parking isn’t the problem. City of Nanaimo staff are preparing a report on downtown parking, considering new technology and strategies. The city is taking inventory of its parkades, parking lots and parking spaces and trying to read between the lines, and in doing so, it’s misreading the situation. It sounds more like the municipality is overreacting to a suggestion that there isn’t enough free parking downtown and that’s why shoppers are staying away. Certain merchants believe that if only the city spends a few more tax dollars to shuffle and modernize its parking, then shoppers will decend on the downtown in droves. First of all, free parking is already widely available in and around the downtown. The city’s parkades are so inexpensive – a loonie for two hours – that you can literally come up with the necessary change in your car’s seat cushions. Trying to free up a few parking-meter spots can’t hurt, but smartphone apps, LED displays and digital signage sounds like science fiction that Nanaimoites aren’t asking for. We don’t have enough cars coming and going in our parking lots to justify even examining these expenditures. It’s fine to have a degree of foresight when it comes to traffic and parking infrastructure, but at our city’s rate of growth, by the time we actually run into real parking problems, this year’s technology will be totally out-of-date. There are reasons why our downtown isn’t the retail centre we would like it to be – socio-economics, unsound business models, sluggish revitalization, etc. Pointing a finger at parking misses the big picture and we’re not thinking creatively if we decide the best way to drive retail is to offer up a few more free parking spots. Not to suggest this is just a game, but when you play Monopoly and you roll the dice and you land on the space marked ‘free parking,’ nothing happens. The Nanaimo News Bulletin is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

Time to end bloody B.C. school battle There are two reasons why the reassemble the world of 2002. B.C. government must appeal This union victory began when the latest court ruling that the Supreme Court of Canada damns its conduct, assesses invented a constitutional right damages of $2 million plus to collective bargaining in lawyer bills and appears to hand 2007, based on “freedom of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation association” in the Charter of the keys to the treasury. Rights and Freedoms. The first is practical politics. The BCTF is piggy-backing The legislature reopens Feb. on that landmark decision, 11, ironically right after Family in favour of the Hospital Day. An appeal will give rookie Employees’ Union, after Education Minister Gordon Campbell ran Peter Fassbender the roughshod over their B.C. cover he will need sweetheart contract VIEWS during the daily 30 from the Glen Clark minutes of sniper years. That one was Tom Fletcher fire that is question settled for $85 million, Black Press period. including retroactive Rise. “It’s before payments. the courts, Madam In case there are Speaker.” Sit. parents and taxpayers Even the triggerwho still believe that happy Premier Christy all would be calm had Clark will be staying the NDP won the 2013 in her trench, after election, allow me to the bleeding wound put that to rest. she received from Justice Susan NDP leader Adrian Dix took Griffin last week. to his Facebook page last week, The second reason is practical joining calls for an apology from economics. The 2014 budget Clark. That would be for what has gone to press. Government Justice Griffin characterized lawyers told the court that as deliberately provoking a retroactively returning to 2001 strike to build public support classroom rules could cost for the latest of a long line $500 million, an estimate Griffin of settlements imposed on dismissed as “speculative.” teachers. It could include compensation Within minutes, Dix received to retired teachers for earnings this caustic response from Tara they gave up. This retroactive Ehrcke, president of the Greater lump would be on top of the Victoria teachers’ union. ongoing costs, running to “But where was the NDP hundreds of millions more during the election campaign?” as 60 school districts try to Ehrcke asked. “You committed

a measly $100 million – a third of what it will take to restore class sizes … and only pocket change more than the Liberals’ Learning Improvement Fund of $75 million.” Note the mindset of this prominent member of the radical fringe that controls the BCTF. “A measly $100 million.” An extra $25 million? “Pocket change.” This is the same union boss who demanded that hundreds of teachers be hired this week, reorganizing current classes in the middle of the school year to make them smaller by one or two students. And who needs an increase in rural ambulance service or drug and alcohol treatment for street kids? Let’s get those teacherlibrarians back in schools, and slightly reduce class sizes to offset declining enrolment. No government can let its unions control their own payroll, just as no private company can. That goes double for this union, which had its own obvious role in provoking an illegal strike in 2012. It made outrageous benefit demands and cancelled extra-curriculars for months before it even specified its wage demand. Bargaining, if you can call it that, resumes this week. Both sides need to cease fire. u Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Industry, environment must be balanced To the Editor,

Re: Old man, take a look at your facts, B.C. Views, Jan. 23. The fact that similar environmental destruction exists in the U.S. means Canadians should shut up and ignore what goes on in our country? Would Fletcher at least concede that any industrial development of this size comes at a cost to the environment? I agree the oil sands are extremely important to the Canadian economy and provide high-paying jobs to people across this country, but surely there’s room for a balanced discussion. If Young’s comments lead to discussions at dinner tables then he did us all a great service.

Bob Tanner Campbell River

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Re: Old man, take a look at your facts, B.C. Views, Jan. 23. Tom Fletcher has annoyed, angered, baffled and bored us over the years with his columns. However, to be so condescending and rude about Neil Young’s involvement in the anti-oil sands controversy made me respond. How does he decide which experts’ findings on the environment he judges to be the truth – the whole truth? May I make a suggestion: Fletcher should move to Fort McMurray. Enjoy the scenery! And after looking at his picture, who is calling whom an old man?

Heidi Bumann Surrey

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Re: Old man, take a look at your facts, B.C. Views, Jan. 23. Thanks to Tom Fletcher’s recent column, a few more people know the truth. Using lies to sell a point of view robs any movement of credibility. There is no truth by vote; if enough people believe a lie, it’s still a lie. If we citizens want to fight the good fight, we must use the truth and not recursively quote each other’s untruths. Otherwise, the moment our lies are found out, we are discredited. Neil Young, your lies betrayed the movement you claim to support.

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Re: B.C. company reviving Foothills project, Jan. 28. Ah, so now it’s all becoming clearer – the water from the City of Nanaimo isn’t really for the relatively few people who have water quality/quantity problems from their wells. The strategy of trotting out a few people in the local media who are having issues with their well water harkens back to when we were trying to initiate a frank discussion about the solution to fecal coliforms found in some of our ditches. Local media let themselves be convinced by vested interests that we were ‘literally a cesspool’ and ‘someone was surely going to die.’ The council of the day had absolutely no interest in confirming where the majority of these coliforms were actually coming from – dogs, farm

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animals, deer, birds and septic tanks. They were so convinced that they already knew the answer that they refused to complete a survey of problem areas as a condition of receiving government grant money. You can’t implement effective solutions to problems if you don’t first seek to understand the problem and everything costs money. There are far less expensive ways of dealing with failing septic fields in a

defined area than ‘sewerizing’ the whole community or dealing with geographically limited contamination than by piping by water from 30 kilometres away. But largescale developers need sewers and water and so the convincing begins. We need to be very careful about letting a few large landowners decide the future of our community for all the rest of us.

Hans J. Larsen Lantzville

Last month I read that every Norwegian is worth $1 million kroner or about $180,000 while every Canadian is in debt for about $17,000 as a result of federal mismanagement of our revenues. These sums are not personal money but represent the wealth or indebtedness of respective federal governments. Norwegians enjoy universal day care, excellent health care, free university education and five weeks of paid vacation. Canadians can’t afford these benefits. Norway owns 70 per cent of its oil production and exacts very high royalties on the oil produced by foreign oil companies. What royalties do we exact from the oil producers digging the bitumen from the oil sands? Are our governments working for Canadians or the oil companies?

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Steven Kobayashi, left, Dan Bodden, George Beatteay, chris Linford, allan Kobayashi and Jeremy Buckingham will run the length of Vancouver island in February to raise awareness about post-traumatic stress disorder.

For Allan Kobayashi, endurance running is a key component of his effort to heal from post-traumatic stress disorder, diagnosed after multiple tours in Afghanistan. A 30-kilometre run, he says, provides a “sense of clarity in my mind and heart.”

Kobayashi and four other military colleagues are spring-boarding their passion for endurance training into an effort to raise awareness of PTSD among serving and retired members of the Canadian Armed Forces. The Wounded Warrior Run B.C. will cover the length over Van-

couver Island – 600 km over six days. Kobayashi, a PO2 with the damage control school in Colwood, and fellow runner Sgt. Dan Bodden, an Air Force search and rescue tech, came up with the ambitious project last August through the understanding that many of their colleagues suffer in silence with PTSD, unaware or refusing to acknowledge they have an unseen injury. “I knew I had to come up with a mission to raise awareness of PTSD,” Kobayashi said. “I knew I wanted to do something to give back.” Kobayashi admits he nearly lost his family due to the ill affects of PSTD, and credits his wife Fran for forcing him to seek help. It wasn’t an easy process. “I was scared, terrified. But there is help, and you need to take that step and seek the help that is there,” he said. “Not only in the Canadian Forces, but the rest of our brothers in uniform – police, fire, paramedics – and everyday civilians.” The Wounded Warrior Run B.C. effort kicked off Friday at Saunders Subaru in Colwood, which will provide the finish line for the ultramarathon that starts in Port Hardy on Feb. 16. Lt.-Col. Chris Linford (retired), a Victoria resident and national ambassador for Wounded Warriors Canada, helped convince the Saunders family to support the cause. He has suffered

from PTSD for 20 years after a 1994 mission in Rwanda during that nation’s genocide, as detailed in his book Warrior Rising. “I was a strong, fit soldier, a nursing officer ready and trained. I tell you, of the 200 of us sent in [to Rwanda], 200 returned injured with PTSD,” he told the audience at the kickoff event. “I spent the next 10 years hiding it from everyone because of the stigma. The stigma is powerful, it totally controls you, and PTSD controls you.” Like Kobayashi, Linford’s wife convinced him to seek help offered through the Canadian Armed Forces. “We need to convince veterans who haven’t found their way to come forward and admit they have an injury. That is one of the hardest things you can do. It’s against soldier culture and nature to declare themselves as a casualty. Getting to that point is a lot of work,” Linford said. “The attention these guys will bring to the cause will save people. Bringing attention to this will convince Canadians that work needs to be done and the government needs to provide resources.” The Wounded Warrior B.C. run begins Feb. 16 in Port Hardy, and ends in Colwood on Feb. 21. For more information, please visit www.woundedwarriorrunbc.com for details on the route, donating, or joining a leg of the run. editor@nanaimobulletin.com

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Reports of scammers phoning businesses claiming to be collecting for Yellow Pages advertising have cropped up again in B.C., and there are simple steps to take to protect yourself. It’s a variation on an old trick, sending fake invoices for common business supplies such as printer cartridges and paper in hopes of sliding them by a busy office administrator. Businesses are also concerned about bad credit reports from missed invoices. Some appeared to be coming from the United Kingdom, but the Better Business Bureau is unable to confirm their real location. Yellow Pages Group spokesperson Fiona Story said the company is a frequent target for this kind of fraud because of its long-standing brand. It sponsors an annual fraud awareness campaign in March, and offers downloadable pamphlets and other resources on its website, www.yellowpages360solution.ca/ resources/fraud/. Customers can check invoices by calling the Yellow Pages Group customer service department at 1-877-9099356. For information on similar suspicious bills or phone calls f ro m b u s i n e s s e s other than Yellow Pages Group, contact BBB Vancouver Island at vi.bbb.org.

Cupid, Police seek information on stolen items Dear www.nanaimobulletin.com I’ve got this. Nanaimo RCMP have a number of unsolved files which they hope the public can help solve. Anyone with any information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-8477 or www. nanaimocrimestoppers. com.

No. 2014-1705 A residence on Sixth Street was broken into around Jan. 20. Entry was made through a sliding-glass door. Taken was a 50” Sony flatscreen TV, a grey LG laptop and a small red Nikon camera. No. 2014-1905 Between Jan. 21-23, suspects removed a door to a storage compartment on an RV parked on Prideaux Street and stole a 4000W generator. No. 2014-1747 On Jan. 21, two black and grey Gary Fisher bicycles and a small green BMX were stolen from Mill Street. Both bikes were locked to a pole prior to being stolen.

No. 2014-1921 On Jan. 21 while parked at College Drive and Nanaimo Parkway, suspects drilled a hole from underneath a 1993 Red Dakota and siphoned the gas tank. No. 2014-1861 On Jan. 22, a silver Toyota Matrix aboard a B.C. Ferries sailing into Departure Bay was broken into. Taken was a green and brown American Traveler carry-on bag containing a black Canon D70 camera an H6 sound board, a portable light, a black lapel mike and a black shotgun mike. No. 2014-1930 Around 2:30 a.m. on Jan. 22, two males were observed entering a garage on Oakridge Drive. A male in a lightcolored hoodie was seen trying the door handles of vehicles and looking into the vehicles

with a flash light. A second male, entered a vehicle at that location and an ipod was stolen.

No. 2014-1775 Overnight on Jan. 22, someone broke into a Ford F350 work truck on Marvelle Place and took identification, keys and a Lincoln grease gun. No. 2014-1820 Sometime overnight on Jan. 22 vandals damaged a sprinkler head and spray painted ‘Bad Wolf’ at Nanaimo North Town Centre. No. 2014-1886 Sometime overnight on Jan. 23 a laundry room door on Dufferin Crescent was pried open. Taken was some loose change from the washing machines.

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Parkade occupancy increase needed u From /1 Metered parking where stalls were previously free is one tactic to push people toward underground parking, according to the parking manager, who says they could also consider resident-only parking in downtown neighbourhoods. Other potential changes could include paying for meters by cellphone, apps that alert people to expiring meters and a new user-pay system that would see people punch in their licence plate numbers. Anything to help the parking situation is welcomed by the Downtown Nanaimo Business Improvement Association, which says perceived lack of parking is the No. 1 reason keeping people away from the downtown core. But they aren’t sold on the new ‘smart technology.’ Automated post-pay parking is also an option, says city Coun. Bill McKay. Smart parking seems to be more of the ‘same old’ and sounds expensive with licence-reading technology and “lights over the top the spot that say ‘I am free and you can park here,’” he said. “Next thing you know you have a $50,000 software maintenance contract you have to sign.” The parking management strategy is being worked on in partnership with the city’s transportation advisory committee and is expected to be presented to council in late spring. news@nanaimobulletin.com


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Teaching staff and administrators in Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district will spend Monday afternoons discussing and working on new ideas and teaching practices. At the regular board meeting on Jan. 29, school trustees voted in favour of establishing professional learning communities – groups of educators that focus on student learning – at district schools. The plan will see collaborative sessions focusing on district-wide in-service and related issues. Schools will let out

an hour early for the is that teachers worklearning communities ing and collaborating for three Mondays this together is one of the year (March 31, April best ways to do that,” 28 and May 12). An said school district opportunity for comspokeswoman Donna munity Reimer. feedback Adjustwill follow ments will the three be made sessions. to the Full implebusing mentation schedule will take to accomTeachers don’t place in modate the 2014-15 get enough the sesschool year, time to sit down sions, with learnafter coning commu- and talk with cern was nities taking expressed place every colleagues. about Monday for the early 32 weeks. dismissal during the “It’s an outcome of plan’s development. our strategic plan and Ways to further assist looking at ways we families with early discan systematically, missal were discussed, throughout the district, but Reimer said those system wide, find ways plans are still being to improve student developed and depend learning and one of the on individual schools. things that we do know One of the possible

options could see support staff providing activities for students, she said. Support staff will not lose any working hours as a result of the professional learning communities, Reimer said. Along with the school district, representatives from the teachers’ union, support workers’ union, district parent advisory council and school administrators’ association were involved in the development of the plan. “Teachers don’t get enough time to sit down and talk with colleagues,” said Nanaimo District Teachers’ Association president Mike Ball, who was involved in the process. “The days are long as it is – embedding it in the work day puts more value on it.”

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The Nanaimo teachers’ union doesn’t think the province will have much of an argument for an appeal of a recent B.C. Supreme Court ruling related to collective bargaining. On Tuesday, Education Minister Peter Fassbender announced the province would appeal Justice Susan Griffin’s Jan. 27 ruling, restoring negotiating rights for class size and composition, stating it would be unaffordable for taxpayers and disrupt schools. Griffin also ordered the province to pay $2 million in damages in her ruling. In 2002, the B.C. Liberal government of the

time passed Bill 28, which stripped negotiating rights for classroom composition and it was eventually ruled unconstitutional. The province may not like the decision, but Nanaimo District Teachers’ Association president Mike Ball said Griffin was “on solid ground” and there wouldn’t be much legal ground to appeal. “Are they really going to appeal the $2 million? I mean the $2 million was for them not dealing with the process correctly through Bill 22, wiping out Bill 28 and putting it all back in again. I don’t know that there’s much in there for them to appeal,” Ball said. “Will they stall it? Prob-

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try, according to B.C. Teachers’ Federation union president Jim Iker. The Ministry of Education pegs the cost of that to taxpayers at $1 billion. “Government’s comprehensive legal arguments will be set out in its factum, which in accordance with the Court of Appeal timelines must be filed within 90 days of the notice of appeal,” Fassbender said in a media release.

JudgE SuSaN griffiN ruled legislation that stripped class size and composition from B.C. teachers’ contracts to be unconstitutional. she awarded the B.C. Teachers’ Federation $2 million.

ably, but that’s a costly process and they’ve already spent 12 years of money fighting losing causes. The public should be asking the question, how much money are they going to waste?” About 6,600 teachers would have to be hired to put provincial class sizes on par with the rest of the coun-

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FURNITURE DELUXE GOLDEN Breeza, power-lift recliner, tan leather. New at $3100; Sell $2200 obo. (250)754-3703. MOVING SALE. Matching oval glass top tables (two) $150. Matching 3-seat sofa & armchair $450. 250-586-7655, French Creek. PILLOWTOP QUEEN MATTRESS SET. Brand new. Need to sell ASAP! $200. (250)713-9680 ROXTON MAPLE dinning room set; round table with 2 leaves, 4 chairs with glass door hutch on buffet. Excellent condition. Asking $900. Call (250)722-3204. Two matching Lazy Boy recliners. Clean, grey-brown fabric. $250 /pair OBO 250-246-1481 WHITE CABINET, custom made, base 30� high, 8 feet long, top piece is 60� high. Asking $400 firm. Call (250)586-3339.

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

FORTRESS 2000 Scooter, used 42hrs. New: $4,000. Selling: $2900 obo. Call (250)7543703. NEXUS WALKER with basket, near new condition, $175 obo. Call (250)802-8244.


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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.

LAZY-BOY Reclining Love Seat leather burgundy in good condition. $200. KENMORE side by side door Fridge/Freezer, water & ice dispensers. A1 Condition. $100. Call 250-468-7909 BRAND NEW Wheelchair $2000, Walker $150. and shower stool $40., or $2000 for all 3, obo. 250-248-4064

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

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 1 OMEGA juicer (Model #8003) $200, 1 CPAP breathing machine, like new, $350. Call (250)933-3900. DOWNSIZING Hand & Electric Tools 10 x 5 Billiard Slate Table 100 lb Lino Roller Carpet Cutter 2 briefcases Wine Corboy Lifter 6�x20� Timber Steel Rollers Lrg.Cap. Sawdust Vaccum Tooled Saddle, Mens jewellry And more! 250-248-4495

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 MOVING SALE - MUST SELL Round pine table w/4 chairs & cushions, corner unit (pine), lamps,2 oil filled space heaters, new 4000 watt generator, antique gramma-phone; tall cabinet type. Antique oak cabinet 44�w x 18�d. Misc lamps, mirrors etc. Call 250-757-2007

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.

TOOLS CLEANING OUT Workshop: saws, tools, shop vac, etc. $1500. obo. (250)245-7454

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FISHING RODS (11) and two tackle boxes, loaded; $800 obo. (250)245-7454 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? Queen Box Spring, Mattress & Frame. Cedar Chest, Antique Tea Wagon & Desk. 2 Casual Arm Chairs, BBQ & Misc Items Excellent Condition. Call 250-954-1771

DOWNTOWN NANAIMO: 355 Stewart. Beautiful top floor, ocean view, 2bdrm, 2bath. 1100sq.ft.; vaulted ceilings, block to sea wall & Yacht Club. Complete reno, engineered maple flooring & tiles, granite countertops, new stainless appli’s, slate FP; 2 patios, and 2 underground prkg stalls. $249,900. (250)591-7572

DUPLEX/4-PLEX OPEN HOUSE- Sat & Sun, every weekend, 1-4pm. New Duplex’s For Sale, Duncan, BC at 5909, 5911 Stone Haven Rd in Stone Manor Estate’s (behind Hospital) both properties are 1850sq ft 3 bdrms, 4 bath, 5 appls and much more, $309,000 includes gst. New Home For Sale: 5887 Stone Haven Rd, 2050sq ft, 2 bdrm+ den+ rec room heat pump, 5 appls, built-in vac, $384,000 includes gst, on bus route near hospital. Call Gord (250)710-1947.

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LADYSMITH: OCEAN view updated home on 6.5 acres. 3bdrm up, unfinished basement. Zoned R1. 5111 Brenton Page Road. $429,000. (250)245-8950

NANAIMO 3 HOUSES. Gorgeous Ocean & City views. Easy to buy. Reasonable Down! Owner will carry mortgage. 250-753-0160 SPROAT LAKE; 4 bdrm modular, newly reno’d at Sprout Lake Trailer Park. Private beach with boat slip. Asking $89,900. (250)735-0649.

HERITAGE HOTEL 30 rooms mixed commercial for sale. Asking $399,000. Call (250)735-0649. QUALITY GARDEN SHEDS Gazebos, pergolas, follies, greenhouses, studios, storage & more. Call 250-951-0855

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HOSPITAL AREA- 1 and 2 bedroom suites starting at $700. Offering Seniors Discount! Heat, hot water included, laundry onsite, wheelchair friendly. NS/NP. Large clean suites, long term onsite management. Call 250-716-3305. HOSPITAL AREA, 2 bdrms, 2 baths, clean, bright, spacious, well maintained. 4 appls. N/S, N/P. Refs. $750/mo. Avail now Senior discount 250-741-4699

FRENCH CREEK- 3 bdrm, 2 bath renovated. 5 appl’s, carport, landscaped, across from beach. $1600./mo. Avail. Feb. 1st. 1-(905)634-9144 or mikemacneil937@hotmail.com

WINTER TIRES, 4 mounted. 205/70R-15 Champion 96T Ice Pro. $275. (250)758-7145

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

HOSPITAL/BOWEN AREA 1 & 2 Bdrms, adult bldg, security cameras. New windows, flooring. Near shops. Sm pet ok. $695+ FREE Heat & H/W. Call 250-753-6656 LARGE 1-BDRM. Ocean view, Terminal Park area. NS/NP. Heat/ hot water incld. $675./mo. Avail now. Senior’s discount. Call 250-619-2910. Meicor Properties Chemainus: Lockwood Villa. Well kept bldg, 1 bdrm $625 incl heat & hot water, available now. N/S, 1 small pet welcome. 250-246-1033. www.meicorproperties.com Meicor Properties Ladysmith: 1 bdrm $690/mo and 2 bdrm grnd flr $800/mo. Avail March 1st. Incl. heat & hot water, small pets OK. 250-924-6966. www.meicorproperties.com NANAIMO: 1 bedroom suites avail Jan & Feb rents starting @$525. H/W included, on bus route, close to VIU & shopping, No Smoking & No Pets, 1 yr lease. Call (250)754-8411 NANAIMO: BACHELOR with harbour view. Quiet. Private, spotless. Good building, intercom, elevator. Free hot water. NS/NP. Refs. $585/mo. Call Mark/Don 250-753-8633. NANAIMO: CLEAN, bright and quiet 2 bdrm. Private, spotless. In good building, intercom, elevator. Free hot water. NS/NP. Refs. $750/mo. Call Mark/Don 250-753-8633. NANAIMO: QUIET, clean and comfortable 1 bdrm. Central location, intercom, elevator. Free hot water. N/S, N/P. Refs. $650/mo. Call Mark/Don 250-753-8633. TERMINAL PARK Mall Hospital area- 2 bdrms, quiet building with security cameras. Free storage & parking, renovated, new paint & carpet. Available Mar 1. $750+. Call 250-754-2936. UPPER LANTZVILLE- 1 bdrm in detached house. F/S, WD, hydro and internet incld. Quiet! NS/NP. Long term, $750. Call 250-716-6797 WARM 1BDRM, Kitchen, Dining, Living room, bath, storage, hot water. Bowen Bus to door. $630/m. N/S, N/P, Refs Req. (250)758-9895

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL Commercial space available at Timberlands Mobile Home Park, 3581 Hallberg Rd. Suitable for restaurant or small grocery. Call 250-245-3647.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES S.NANAIMO SPACIOUS 3bdrm, 2.5baths, SxS duplex, full basement, ample parking, yard area, solarium, Harbour views. N/P. Available now. $950. 1 (250)753-2174 UNIVERSITY AREA- 1/2 duplex, 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, 1200sqft. $1095/mo+ hydro. No dogs. Available Feb 1st. Steve (250)667-3009.

HOMES FOR RENT ARE YOU paying $1200+ for rent? Rent to Own! Own a new 1600sq ft, 2 bdrm + den townhouse with new home warranty for similar payments. Stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, garage & more. If interested, call (250)754-5327. CINNABAR 3BDRM upper, 1bath & ensuite, priv entry, near schools. 1/2 acre fenced yard, garage, lrg deck. Heat/ water/sewage/cable incld. F/S, W/D. $1,200+ utils. Refs req’d. (250)754-3703. COLLEGE- 3 BDRM, 1000 sq ft, 5 new appls, windows, fenced yard, sunroom, deck, carport. NS/NP. Refs. $1100. Avail Mar 1. (250)754-1511.

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SUITES, LOWER CENTRAL NANAIMO- own entry, lrg bright 1000sq ft new 2 bdrm, priv yard, shared W/D. $775+ utils. NS/NP. Call 250-729-6164. NORTH NANAIMO: 1 bdrm ground level suite with ocean view. $850 incld’s heat, power, cable, internet, washer/dryer, carport, fireplace & firewood. N/S, pet friendly, ref’s req’d. Avail. Feb 1st. Call 250-7562412 to view. NORTH NANAIMO: 1bdrm private suite. New floors & paint. Shared laundry. Secure, covered parking. FREE cable. N/S, No Partiers. $800/mo. 250-756-9746.

CARS 1988 CAMRY- excellent maintenance, records available, new tires and winter tires. Great gas mileage. Suitable for Student or great 2nd car. $2500. (250)586-4716.

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Mick Foley takes over the Queen’s on Wednesday (Feb. 12) for Tales From Wrestling Past BY GREG SAKAKI The News BulleTiN

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t this stage of Mick Foley’s career, he doesn’t have to get thrown off the top of a steel cage to get the audience’s attention. Pro wrestling’s ‘Hardcore Legend’ is coming to Nanaimo next Wednesday (Feb. 12) to do two shows at the Queen’s as part of his Tales from Wrestling Past tour. It’s not live theatre, it’s not necessarily comedy, and it’s definitely not a pro wrestling match. “I’m a storyteller…” said Foley. “I kind of dread the term ‘standup’ because to my wrestling fans, I think it brings the image of a guy in a bow tie telling oneliners.” The three-time World Wrestling Entertainment champion from Long Island, N.Y. is retired from competition after a hall-of-fame career. During his time in the WWE he wrestled under the aliases Mankind, Cactus Jack and

Dude Love, formed the Rock ‘n’ Sock Connection tag team with the Rock and main-evented Wrestlemania XX. Foley’s careerdefining match came against the Undertaker in 1998, when he was thrown from the top of a five-metre-high ‘Hell in a Cell’ steel cage, then later slammed through the ceiling of the cell and piledriven onto thumbtacks. He finished the match beaten, broken and concussed and the story continues to fascinate fans today. “I talk about a very serious incident and find the humour that surrounds the seriousness,” Foley said. He can tell these stories years later, safe and sound. “It’s a very friendly, warm-hearted feeling,” he said. “That’s the best way to do these shows, given that some of the content revolves around pretty graphic injuries.” He’s been sharing a behind-the-scenes glimpse at professional wrestling for

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years, having written a series of bestselling memoirs. So gigs like the one at the Queen’s simply take things “from the page to the stage,” he said. He thinks people will enjoy the show. “I have four kids, I love being home and I really wouldn’t be coming all the way out to Nanaimo to do a bad job…” Foley said. “I think I will greatly exceed people’s expectations.” Talking about wrestling’s good ol’ days is Foley’s focus right now, but he keeps up with the latest

Quickfacts MICK FOLEY will be at the Queen’s on wednesday (Feb. 12). his 7 p.m. show is sold out; a 10 p.m. show has been added. Tickets $30 or $25 in advance at lucid, The Dog’s ear, the Queen’s or www. ticketzone.com.

happenings, watching Monday Night Raw every week. He was so upset with WWE programming last week he actually smashed his TV set.

“I’m a fan…” Foley said. “I want to be entertained and I want to be surprised and I want to be fulfilled.” He hopes the federation can gain back some goodwill, and in the meantime, Foley will be out and about, telling some of wrestling’s best stories his own way. “In doing so, I’m able to get the same gratification I got from wrestling, without the late-night emergency room visits,” he said. “It feels very much like being in the ring.” sports@nanaimobulletin.com

How to shop for hearing aids! Are you considering hearing aids and beginning to do some research? Are you wondering about things like: • What are the best brands? • What features are important? (i.e. low battery signals, noise reduction, directional microphones, Bluetooth, etc.) • What are the differences between the various styles? • How long do they last? • How do the warranties work? • Why are hearing aids so expensive? • How to choose a hearing clinic? • Why are there so many hearing clinics around these days? There is no escaping the fact that for anything that you want to do in life, there are choices to make. Everything from buying a house to ordering coffee requires mental energy to sort through the options. Hearing aids are no different. You may or may not realize that there is a dizzying amount of choice here too; styles, brands, features, where to buy, prices, just to name a few. When I’m trying to make purchase decisions, I want to sort through the options and educate myself before speaking with a salesperson. However, there usually comes a point when I get confused by all the information available. It’s at these times that I wish that I could get straight information from a professional in the industry. But, who can I trust? Aren’t salespeople biased and only going to tell me what’s good for them? That is why I’m offering a hearing aid information session. I want to give people considering hearing aids some inside information without any “sales pressure”. Now, you may be thinking, “This information session is just a sales pitch.” Let me just say this, of course I’m interested in finding out if I can help you hear better. BUT, I also realize that different service providers are good for different people. I’ll tell you why at the information session.

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So, here is what you will learn: • Simple overview of how hearing works • What to expect with a full hearing exam • How to choose a hearing clinic that’s right for you • All about hearing aids: Styles brands features & benefits prices (and why they are so expensive) • How to shop for the best deal • Common problems & solutions • How to be successful • Question & answer time There will be light refreshments and you will receive a handout of the main points made during the session. Because I want each participant to feel comfortable to ask questions and have the time to do so, I will be limiting the attendees to 10 participants (and the fact that my office can only handle a limited number too). When: Wednesday, February 12, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Where: Nanaimo Hearing Clinic 5015800 Turner Rd. What to bring: Your questions Cost: FREE RSVP required: 250-585-4100 If you are thinking about hearing aids for yourself or for a loved one, call 250-585-4100 today to book your spot. You will feel empowered to make better decisions about your most precious sense...hearing. I look forward to meeting you! - Advertorial


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ife gets busy sometimes and spending time with loved ones can become difficult. Family Day, taking place Feb. 10, is the perfect reason to gather the family and take in some of British Columbia’s best attractions. Start with Big White Ski Resort, just outside of Kelowna. “There’s something for everyone here,” says Katie Balkwill, regional sales manager for Big White Ski Resort. “We’re Canada’s largest ski-in ski-out resort. Anywhere you wake up, you’ll be on the slopes, and the quality of our snow is amazing.” Black Press readers can enter to win a weekend for four (two adults and two children under 18) at Big White Ski Resort, with lift passes and two nights accommodation in a slopeside hotel room. For more information, visit your local Black Press paper’s website and click on the contests link. Big White is about more than skiing and snowboarding though. Balkwill also notes that they have an ice-climbing tower, fireworks every Saturday night over the huge outdoor skating rink and many other activities for the whole family. On Feb. 10, B.C. residents will be able to purchase a single-day lift ticket for 50 per cent off. If you’re looking for a weekend getaway, British Columbians can book any two consecutive nights and two days of skiing, and Big White will give you the third night and third day of skiing at half-price, valid between Feb. 7 and Feb. 13. The Lower Mainland is home to plenty of family-friendly outdoor spots, including Granville Island, numerous beaches and parks. If it’s indoor fun you’re looking for, attractions such as the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, the Museum of Vancouver, Science World at the Telus World of Science, the Vancouver Aquarium and the Vancouver Art Gallery should all be tops on your list. Outdoor activities are also plentiful in B.C. Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is one of Van-

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Cedar Spartans player Braxton Clark, middle, drives past Woodlands Eagles opponent Jordie Cox toward the hoop during senior AA league play Tuesday at the Cedar Secondary School gym. The visitors won 84-76 in overtime.

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The Nanaimo Clippers are in a reasonably comfortable spot in the standings right now. They’re a ways back of the division leaders, but they’re well ahead of the bottom teams. The Clips could still move up or down, but the real focus right now is trying to keep playing good, winning hockey as the B.C. Hockey League playoffs approach. “You want to know where you sit in the standings, but I think right now if we just keep playing our game and just worry about each game, the points will [take care] of themselves,” said Luke Sandler, Clippers forward. Scott Prier, team captain, said the Clippers’ position in the standings is important, in a way. “It is and it isn’t,” he said. “We’re just trying to get better as a team and I don’t think it matters who we play in playoffs first round, second round, whatever. We’re going to be ready to go.” The standings only show so much, because teams have been piling up points

since September and a lot has changed during that time. The Clippers, for instance, have gotten better, won three in a row, and think they’re playing to their potential. “It is our best hockey. I think we’re peaking at the right time, right before playoffs,” Prier said. The team has all facets of the game working. “Our goaltending right now, they’re very strong, our D corps is down a guy but they’ve been very good with just five and I think all four lines right now are finding some chemistry and getting going,” Sandler said. Playing that sort of wellrounded hockey has helped the Clippers beat the Island Division’s top two teams the last two weeks. Now the Shipmen face a team they’re ahead of, the Cowichan Valley Capitals. “ T h e y ’ re b e h i n d u s but you can’t take them lightly…” said Sandler. “We’ve just got to play our game, play simple and just really take control of the game from the drop of the puck.” GAME ON … The Clippers host the Capitals on Friday (Feb. 7) at 7 p.m. at Frank Crane Arena, then play a rematch with the Caps on Wednesday, also a 7 p.m. start at Frank Crane. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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but the team’s fifth, Patti Knezevic, stepped in and led Team B.C. to two wins that day. Van Osch was back Wednesday to lead B.C. to a 6-5 win over Quebec before a 7-3 loss to Team Canada’s Rachel Homan later that day.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS E&N Trail: Coombs to Parksville to French Creek Project Management and Detailed Design The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) invites proposals from qualified consultants for the project management and detailed design of the E&N Trail, which will link Coombs, Parksville and French Creek, BC. A digital PDF of the Request for Proposals and six (6) supporting Attachments can be found online at rdn.bc.ca/RailTrail or bcbid.gov.bc.ca. Deadline for proposal submission is 15:00:00 hours, Wednesday, 26 February, 2014. For information, please contact Kelsey Cramer, RDN Parks Planner Email: kcramer@rdn.bc.ca Phone: 250-248-3252 Regional District of Nanaimo Recreation & Parks

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claim top honours. On the winning team were players Ryan Paproski, Caleb Kotai, Parker Davie, Evan Rumley, Carter Ekland, Emmitt Smith, Carter Smith, Owen Harver, Logan Gilks, Nathan Olson, William Fotiou, Tommy Christian, Fisher Zawasky and Henry Waatainen. Coaching the boys was Mike Drummond, assisted by Stacey Milne and staff sponsor Susann Young. The second-place pennant went to coach Gregg Halfyard and his crew of Fairview players Clayton Hennessy, Derek Houghton, Anthony Comas, Balrajan Minhas, Clyde Kamiya, Mitch Young, Hayden Norberg, Ezra Hutzler, Spencer Dunn and Khang Huyhn. Davis Road Elementary finished third among smaller schools in the district. On the field for Davis Road were Aiden Kirkham, Hunter Livingston, Cody Shepheard, Isaac Liek, Joseph Coyne, Kieren Morneau, Ethan Anderson, Darcy Dawe, Davin Peterson and Oscar Hanke. Coach for the team was Janelle Mould. Whatever your sport, a reminder in closing to play your hardest, play fair and show good sportsmanship. u Ian Thorpe writes about sports Thursdays.

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Cedar 12K runs this weekend Close to 500 people are expected to run past the farms in Cedar during the Cedar 12K road race this Sunday (Feb. 9). Race director John Durkin describes the course, which goes through the Cedar Road and Haslam Road area, as rolling country hills. “You’re surrounded by farms,” he said. “It’s a little bit hilly, but it’s not really, really difficult. A lot of guys use it as a training run for longer races too.” The race starts at 11 a.m. at North Cedar Intermediate School at 2215 Gould Rd. There is a 10:30 a.m. early start for walkers and slower joggers. Racers can register online at www.vira.bc.ca or on race day at the school from 9-10:30 a.m. The Cedar 12K is the third race in the Frontrunners Island Race Series hosted by the Vancouver Island Runners’ Association.


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or six high school students, their friendship was formed during the production of a high school musical, but their musical fate was sealed on a trip to Vancouver Island. Daniel McBurnie, Graham Gomez, Alexa Unwin, Robert Hardie, Sean MacKeigan, Jesse Brook and Blair Hansen – now members of the band Good for Grapes – were all students at Fleetwood Park Secondary School in Surrey, B.C, when they met while working on a student musical of J.K. Rowling’s popular Harry Potter series and became friends. “I started doing the soundtrack for the musical because it was a small drama program and we didn’t have an actual band and that’s where I met Graham. That was the first musical project we did together,” McBurnie said. “We all just became really good friends because we were all drama geeks and we all loved music and we all loved playing music and so we started playing together.” However, it was during a busking trip to Victoria in 2010 that convinced them to form a band. “It definitely wasn’t the busking that convinced us to be a band,” McBurnie said. “I think on that trip it told us that

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we could travel well together and we and just being up at that camp and getreally liked each other and we were ting an opportunity to listen to all those playing and having fun around each teachers ... I just cannot imagine a situother and that’s more valuable than ation where you would get that. There anything.” isn’t a university course where you get On Friday (Feb. 7) the folk band will that,” McBurnie said. be bringing its talents to Nanaimo with Good For Grapes placed fourth in a performance at the Queen’s. McBurthe competition. According McBurnie, nie describes Good For attending the boot camp Grapes, who have perviprovided him additional ously opened for Yukon motivation and insight. Blonde, as a big and ener“A huge feeling that getic band. I came away with was “It’s really energetic motivation to enhance folk music, like acoustic my career ... they teach instruments, big arrangeyou all these things We were playing ments and lots of brass,” about your career like McBurnie said. the 12 different things and having fun Since forming in 2010, you have to balance to Good For Grapes have around each other keep your career intact released two records. because there is so and that’s more Their self-titled EP was much to music nowareleased in April of 2011 days in making it in the valuable than followed by their first business. After all that, full-length album, Man they would always end anything. On the Page, which was with ‘but it all comes released last October. down to your songs. If Last year the band participated in you don’t have good songs then none the Peak Performance Project, where it of that matters.’ It was kind of encourplaced in the top 20. As a result, Good aging because you get so drowned in For Grapes, along with the 19 other that information,” McBurnie said. “It’s finalists, were invited to a week-long like, oh my God I need to write good boot camp held in Princeton, B.C. songs, I need to be a good business “The learning opportunity of being mind, I need to do this, I need to be part of the Peak Performance Project motivated, I need to get up at 8 o’clock

in the morning and work all day, but then they remind you it’s all about the music.” The name Good For Grapes came purely by accident after a series of small exchanges. Prior to their busking trip to Victoria, Unwin asked Gomez if he wanted some grapes, in which he replied, “No I’m good for grapes.” “Somebody laughed and said that would be a funny name for a band. We would always joke about stuff like that,” McBurnie said. Onboard the ferry to Victoria, the sextet began playing music on the ship deck to passengers. “We were playing and a ton of people came out and watched us. We were totally unprepared for that and I think they thought that the ferry had hired a band. So they were watching us and after we had pulled out everything that we could and someone asked us what our band name was and Graham said, ‘Good for Grapes, you can call us Good for Grapes’,” McBurnie said. McBurnie said that while their name doesn’t have a deep meaning, it does symbolize their friendship. “It’s almost like a testament to our friendship and our silly kind of nature,” he said. Good For Grapes performs at the Queen’s this Friday at 7 p.m. arts@nanaimobulletin.com

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It was a chance meeting that got things going for actor Cameron Bright. “I was six years old and we moved from Vic up to Nanaimo and we ended having a chance meeting with a lady at her husband’s golf course and one thing led to another,” Bright said. “She asked my mom if she ever wanted her kids to do modelling for, like, Sears catalogues.” Eventually his mother posed the question to him and he in turn said yes. “She asked us and of course what sixyear-old would say no?” Bright said. “I got into some classes and two weeks later I booked my first role, which was commercial when B.C. Tel merged with Telus and that’s what started it all.” By the time Bright was seven, he landed his first role in a television series called Higher Ground. Since then the Nanaimoite

has appeared in Godsend, The Butterfly Effect, Thank You for Smoking, Running Scared, X-Men: The Last Stand and the Twilight movies. Bright, now 23, will be starring in Floodplain, which showcased at the Vancouver Island Short Film Festival on Friday and Saturday (Feb. 7-8), 7 p.m., at Malaspina Theatre at VIU. Floodplain is based off a series of novels by D.W. Wilson and is about a small-town teenager (Bright) who is forced to let go of his childhood sweetheart, while rafting across a floodplain in the Rockies, after he learns she is moving away to attend school. The short film was shot in Victoria, Port Coquitlam, and Delta and was directed by Jeremey Lutter. “I signed on and had some fun with it,” Bright said. “We had a really nice location.” Bright is best known for his role as Alec in the Twilight saga, which was shot in various locations throughout B.C. Bright, who has acted alongside the likes of Robert De

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cameron bright stars in the short film Floodplain at the Vancouver island Short Film Festival Friday and Saturday (Feb. 7-8) at malaspina Theatre.

Niro, Paul Walker and Vera Farmiga, explained that while filming Twilight he admired the skills of actors Michael Sheen and Christopher Heyerdahl. “[Sheen] was one of the most amazing character actors I’ve ever worked with,” Bright said. “We’d be acting and they would do their part and right after you would be like ‘holy, you’re an actor I want to be one day.’ So I just look at them and I observe and try to take what I can.” Bright said that

although he wasn’t in the movie series for many of the scenes, he still enjoyed his time as a cast member. “We were still travelling around the world doing fan events and ComiCons and you get to meet all these people. Even though I was in the movies collectively for about 15 minutes, if that, it was great to see how many people will still show their appreciation for literally every role in the series. It was crazy,” Bright said. arts@nanaimobulletin.com

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GOOD FOR GRAPES plays The Queen’s Feb. 7. CARA LUFT plays at Simon Holt, 6582 Applecross Rd., on Feb. 14. LEAH HOKANSON plays at First Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo, 595 Townsite Rd. Feb. 15. Tickets $20 at the door. Call 250-5853006 JANE COPE plays at the Port Theatre Feb. 16. For tickets call 250754-8550. CHEAP TRICK plays the Port Theatre Feb. 27. Tickets Call 250-7548550.

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NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING Application No. PL2013-054 3030 Yellow Point Road Electoral Area ‘A’ Pursuant to Sections 890, 891, and 892 of the Local Government Act, we advise you that a public hearing has been scheduled with respect to the proposed “Regional District of Nanaimo Land Use and Subdivision Amendment Bylaw No. 500.391, 2014” and will be held: Date: Location: Time:

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Cedar Community Secondary School, 1640 MacMillan Road, Cedar 6:30 pm

What is the Zoning Amendment about? To rezone a portion of the foreshore adjacent to the property located at 3030 Yellow Point Road (outlined in bold on the may below) from Water 1 Zone (WA1), Subdivision District ‘Z’, to a new Water 5 Zone (WA5), Subdivision District ‘Z’. How will this affect me? If adopted, this Amendment Bylaw will introduce a new Water 5 zone to Zoning Bylaw No. 500, and it will rezone the proposed lease area within the foreshore to allow the construction of a private dock. Where can I get more information? A copy of the proposed bylaw and relevant documents may be inspected at the meeting, or prior to the meeting at the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) office at 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo until February 12, 2014. Office hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, with extended hours on Wednesdays 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, excluding statutory holidays. The public hearing for this bylaw will be chaired by Director McPherson or his alternate as a delegate of the Board. All persons who consider their interest in the property to be affected by the proposed bylaw shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard in person or by written submission at the public hearing. Written submissions can also be provided in advance of the public hearing and must be received at the RDN office by 4:30 pm on Tuesday February 11, 2014 to ensure their inclusion in the public record. Questions or Comments? Please contact the RDN Planning Department Phone: 250-390-6510 or toll free in BC 1-877-607-4111 Fax: 250-390-7511 Email: planning@rdn.bc.ca Mail: 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 6N2

3. at 7 p.m. Tickets call 250-754-8550. JESSE COOK plays at the Port Theatre March 5. LIONA BOYD plays at the Port Theatre March 9. For tickets call 250754-8550. STEVE MARTIN with Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell at the Port Theatre May 11. Tickets $146$165.50. Call 250754-8550. BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE with Barney Bentall at the Port Theatre May 28, at 7 p.m. Tickets $100$125.50. Call 250754-8550.

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LOVE ME, LOVE YOU ladies’ night on Feb. 13 from 4-8 p.m. at 15 downtown businesses in Nanaimo. Special pricing, guest artists, trunk show, massage, makeup and more

FAMILY FEUD LIVE at the Port Theatre on Mar. 13. Tickets $49.50. Call 250-7548550 for more information.

10TH ANNUAL NANAIMO GLOBAL FILM FESTIVAL on Feb. 14-15. Complete lineup www. nanaimofilmfest.org

DRIVING MISS DAISY at the Port Theatre Feb. 8-9. Tickets call 250754-8550 for more information.

REZ JESTERS Native standup comedians Brian Majore and Dawn Dumont perform at The Queens on Feb. 21. Tickets $20. Call 250-754-6751. ART OF STORYTELLING learn the art of storytelling from Margaret Murphy, Laurie (Peck) Hutchinson, Ann Ronald and Sandy Cole. Feb. 21-22. Unitarian Hall, 595 Townsite Rd. Tickets $95. Call 250729-9994. A CAPPELLA PLUS CHOIR presents Love is in the Air on Feb. 23 at 2:30 p.m. at Brechin United Church.

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OngOing PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB The Harbour City Photography Club meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month. St. Andrew’s Church at 7 p.m. ERIC HARPER performs at Fibber Magees Fridays and Saturdays starting at 8:30 p.m.


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John Campbell, left, nicola Lipman and Brian Linds perform Driving Miss Daisy, an Arts Club Theatre Company production, at the Port Theatre Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 8-9). Photo contributed

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dRiving miSS Daisy takes the stage this weekend (Feb. 8-9).

Pulitzer Prize-winning play Driving Miss Daisy will be at the Port Theatre on Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 8-9). The play documents the adventures of a Southern matriarch, played by Nicola Lipman and her chauffeur, played by John Campbell, over the course of their 25-year friendship, and reveals the power of the human heart to overcome prejudices. The play is produced by the Arts Club Theatre Company, based in Vancouver. “I am thrilled and honoured to have been asked to participate in this festive 50th season at the

Arts Club by directing Driving Miss Daisy,” director Mario Crudo, said in a press release. “This show is brimming with heart.” Driving Miss Daisy was written by playwright Alfred Uhry and opened at Playwrights Horizons in New York in 1987. Eventually the play moved to the John Houseman Theatre where it ran for three years and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1988. The film version, which stared Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman, won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1990. It also won for Best Picture. Driving Miss Daisy takes the stage at the Port Theatre on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets $45; $40/members; $15/students. For tickets, please call 250-754-8550 or visit www. porttheatre.com.

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THE OFFICE WILL RE-OPEN TUESDAY, FEB. 11TH AT 8:30 A.M.

An Information Session will be held to present, discuss, and get comments on a proposed amendment to the Electoral Area ‘A’ Official Community Plan (OCP) affecting properties located within the Yellow Point Aquifer Protection Development Permit Area in Electoral Area ‘A’ (see map below). The Information Session will be held at: Cedar Community Secondary School (Multipurpose Room) 1640 MacMillan Road Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 Drop in from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm What is the proposed Amendment about? The proposal is to amend the Yellow Point Aquifer Protection Development Permit as summarized below: 1. To provide a site specific method of determining cistern tank volume. 2. To provide more exemptions (activities which can occur without a Development Permit) including: a. construction of a dwelling unit where there is an approved surface water supply that existed prior to July 26, 2011; b. construction of a secondary suite; c. construction of a dwelling unit where there is a well that existed prior to July 26, 2011 which produces a minimum of 3.5 m3 per day and will be connected to the proposed dwelling unit; and , d. all renovations, alterations to existing dwelling units, and the replacement of a dwelling unit with a new dwelling unit. Comments received at the Information Session will be presented to the RDN Board as part of their consideration of the proposed changes. For more information, please contact the Long Range Planning Department on regular business days between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, with extended business hours on Wednesdays from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, excluding public holidays.

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Honda knows how to make a good, solid car—and for 2014—things just got a little more interesting. Zack Spencer

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From rather ordinary to rather extraordinary Tampa, Florida – Being the best at something is an achievement, and doing it repeatedly is impressive. The Honda Civic’s 16-year streak as the best selling passenger car in Canada is nothing short of astounding. For the introduction the 2014 Civic, Honda chose usually sunny and hot Tampa, to introduce their latest update. It was sunny but anything from hot, with overnight temperatures near freezing. Honda has been improving the Civic continuously since the 7th generation model was introduced as a 2012 model. Last year, for 2013, they updated the styling, handling and interior of the 2013 model and now for 2014 they are at it again. Looks The styling focus for 2014 is on the coupe. Roughly 15 per cent of all Civics are sold as a coupe, the most dominant player in the small coupe market. Last year, this sedan received updates to the front and rear styling to help make it look more upscale and sophisticated, and this year the coupe gets a similar update to the front and back, but the changes are meant to provide a sportier look with a bit more aggression. The most aggressive version of both

addition, the front seats are very supportive and the steering wheel is low and small for a racy feel. What is new for both the sedan and this coupe is the introduction of Display Audio system that is available From fuel on the EX and Touring economy to reliability, models. This is a large iPad-like touch-screen resale value, cost design that lets the driver of ownership and access many functions Inside sportiness the 2014 from the radio to apps One of the reasons that Honda Civic is a good that piggyback off your the Civic is the best iPhone. (No Android apps selling car in Canada is choice yet but they are working the practical, yet sporty Zack Spencer on this.) This taps into the interior in both the sedan power of your phone, in and coupe. Many people, the big screen, with full including me, didn’t integration. I liked the speed and funcinitially like the split dash with the tion of the design but really missed a speedometer on the top and the tarotary dial to adjust the volume over a chometer on the bottom, but over time touch screen volume design. Yes, there this design has proven to be a winner. is a volume control on the steering I was wrong. The split design now wheel but one next to the radio would incorporates more information to see complete the package. without having to take your eyes off the road. The trip computer and other Drive functions like radio station information Honda has made one small change are just below the front window. In and one big change to help with fuel the sedan and coupe is the SI model that gets an even more forceful grille and front bumper design plus a rear spoiler and lower air diffuser. Wheel sizes have also changed with the regular coupe receiving 16-inch wheels, up from 15-inches, and the SI now bumps the size from 17-inches to 18-inches.

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economy. The small one is the exhaust system has been adjusted in both the sedan and coupe to let the engine breath better, improving horsepower slightly from 140hp to 143hp. The big change is the introduction of an inhouse continuously variable transmission (CVT), replacing the old 5-speed automatic. This actually makes this little car more drivable and might be the best CVT on the market. The car snaps away from a stop and cruises with ease on the highway, with quick changes

in the gear ratio that helps mimic a conventional automatic design. In addition, there is a sport mode and paddle shifters on the steering wheel to help liven things up. Honda has done a first rate job here and their efforts have been rewarded with a six per cent improvement in city fuel economy and an overall drop from 6.2L/100km combined to 6.0L, something very hard to do with such a small car. The driving dynamics of the Civic has always been very good due to a fully independent suspension and willing engine. The 143hp is a nice match for this car and the CVT is a great complement. The 5-speed manual is a blast to drive but it could use a 6th gear on the highway, as the high-revving engine can get noisy. The steering is crisp and the car overall instills a high level of confidence. Verdict Honda admits that their Civic might not be the top choice in every reason to buy a compact car but they are near the top in all categories. From fuel economy to reliability, resale value, cost of ownership and sportiness this car is a good choice. The many improvements made to the car over the past three-model-years, has taken the Civic from rather ordinary to rather extraordinary. They know how to make a good, solid, reliable car and for 2014 things just a little bit more interesting. The Lowdown Power: 1.8L 4-cylinder with 143hp or 2.4L with 205hp Fill-up: 6.7L/5.0L/100km (city/highway) Sticker price: $15,690-$26,655 zack.spencer@drivewaybc.ca

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Picture this: You’re a teenager $140,000 sports car. with a driver’s licence, your Life is wunderbar. The best part wealthy parents have left you about this teenage dream is that alone for the day and there has it’s not a teenage dream. just been a huge snowfall. It’s a reality. Turns out, they decided to take For those wanting to learn car the SUV and the Porsche Carrera control on a designated ice/ 4S is sitting all by its lonesome snow track, it’s entirely possible in the garage. thanks to Porsche’s Camp4 training school. The track’s location All your friends are busy so is less than a couple of hours you’ll need to make your own outside of Montreal, Quebec at fun today. But how? Mecaglisse. It’s a playground The key to this stellar coupe, for the German automaker’s which generally remains under rear-wheel drive 911 Carrera armoured guard, somehow S and Cayman, along with the surfaces. Then you hear a voice all-wheel drive 911 calling your name. Carrera 4S. You look around and You’ll have the wonder if you’re Even if you opportunity to drive imagining things or if the milk you drank mess up, you keep all three vehicles in going. It’s part various parts of the for breakfast had facility. Whether you expired. of the learning are learning how to You look down and experience. control over and unthe key fob and it dersteer on the oval, is speaking to you. Alexandra Straub or learning how to Through its German appropriately kick accent you decipher words like, “traction control off,� the back end out by blipping the throttle at the slalom, chances “sliding sideways,� “car control,� and the best of all, “you are, you’ll have a grin on your won’t get in trouble.� face the whole time. Then giddiness overcomes your And if you spin out, you just body. Your eyes widen. Your keep going. smile is uncontrollable. The program commences with Before you know it you’re nesa driver’s briefing and drivers tled cozily in the heated sport are introduced to their instrucdriver’s seat, looking where you tors. Proper seating position is want to go and having the time explained and then it’s time to of your life; sliding sideways hit the track. on a snow and ice track in a Exercises are done with two

The new-generation Mazda3 launched in 2010 was an immediate hit with Canadian compact car buyers. The car, available as a sedan or five-door hatchback, is a nicely proportioned car with curvy styling lines, more defined front fenders and a distinctive ‘happy face’ front air take. The zoom-zoom mindset may not be used in the advertising today but it is still very much alive at Mazda and my enthusiastic assessment following a first drive was that it was “the most refined compact car I’ve ever driven.� This generation Mazda3 initially came in three trim levels GX, GS and GT. There’s also a highperformance edition called Mazdaspeed3. A hood scoop, which directs air flow to a turbocharged engine intercooler, gives the Madaspeed3 a more distinctive frontal appearance. Regardless of price, trim or potency, core elements of this ‘3’ are its light yet rocksolid body platform, combined with a sport-minded engineering theme. For more on the 2010-2013 Mazda3, please visit www. drivewaybc.ca.

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are trying to brake and turn in tandem, chances are you won’t have the maximum amount of traction, and therefore, you can upset the balance of the car and possibly not execute the manoeuvre you were trying to do. Even if you do make a mistake, you just dust off the snow and try again. The Camp4 program originated in Finland in 1996 and has since been executed around the world. It’s hard to believe how much you can learn in such a short amount of time. And how much your face will

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Beefs & bouquets BOUQUET To the Nanoose First Nation artists and crafts fair for your beautiful talented work and to Brian Bob who donated the exquisite ring that I won as a door prize. BEEF To the store. I am 91 years old. Due to my husband’s sickness I get four hours a week to shop, so to enable me to catch a bus I go through fast checkout and I was told five packets of Jell-O was five items. Why make me feel like I was in the wrong pew? BOUQUET To Caleb Hartman of European Specialty Automotive on Northfield Road. When he had finished servicing my car I couldn’t get out of my driveway due to advanced age, snow and a steep driveway, so Caleb brought the car up to our house, then shovelled out the driveway (and steps) so that he could park it in our garage. BEEF To people who ripped the bylaw signs off the walls in our restaurant bathroom. Take your displeasure up with the city, they are the ones who have dictated the necessity of the signs. BOUQUET To the person who found and turned in our son’s Santa photo that was dropped at Country Club Save-on-Foods. BEEF To all the people driving cars that don’t have daytime running lights. Sometimes it’s hard to see you approaching and it is also against the law. If you don’t have running lights turn on your headlights. BOUQUET To Two Chefs To Go for cooking turkey dinner and delivering it to my workplace in the emergency room at NRGH on Christmas Eve as I was working 12-hour shifts. BEEF To my unemployed neighbour. Just because there are two and a half centimetres of snow on the ground, that’s no excuse not to be pounding the pavement looking for a job. The pavement is still there even though it’s covered by 2.5 cm of snow.

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BOUQUET To the two cars that stopped when our dog was hit by a car on Rutherford hill Boxing Day. So glad for kind and helpful people. She is doing remarkably well. BEEF To the gas stations that charge for tire air. BOUQUET To Wal-Mart’s grocery team. Having worked retail before, I know how ridiculous shoppers can be. I was in several times throughout the holiday and the associates were always friendly and helpful amidst the chaos. BEEF To the girl in a red Saturn Vue who gave me and my one-year-old daughter in a stroller the finger as we crossed Dufferin. We were in a crosswalk; you didn’t even have to slow down, let alone stop, and you or your husband would never have the guts to give me the finger if you weren’t safe inside your car. BOUQUET To Larry at the Hammond Bay Road Midas. Thank you for finding and fixing the squeak in my aging 1991 Toyota. BOUQUET High-five to the trucks picking up recycling on the evening of Dec. 31 in north Nanaimo. I saw how hard you guys were working. BOUQUET To my lovely daughter Madison. You are such an amazing person inside and out. Wishing you a year full of excitement, love and laughter. BOUQUET And a gold medal to Ramsay Lampman Rhodes and Harris Mitsubishi, a silver medal to Cindy’s Hairwood Salon and the Duchen Family and a bronze medal to Johnston and Johnston, chartered accountants. Your support of Nanaimo District Secondary School volleyball helped the senior girls to attain their ultimate goal of being the provincial champions for 2013.

blocks later we three tired hikers and our dog gratefully accepted a drive back to our parked vehicle allowing us to get home in time to get the turkey into the oven.

BOUQUET To all of my generous customers on Caldwell, Collishaw, Uplands, Stonewood, Clubhouse and Rutherford. Thank you so much for your kindness. BOUQUET To Steve Lebitshnig, owner of Fascinating Rhythm, for always willing to lend a hand to a friend or stranger when needed. The world needs more Steves. BOUQUET To the man walking on the E&N Trail with his son and three large dogs for successfully helping to find the runaway small white dog on New Year’s Eve. He’s safe. BOUQUET To the person who found my precious diamond pendant and necklace at Pure Body Balance’s parking and returned it before Christmas. Your honesty and kindness restored my faith in humankind.

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BOUQUET To all the hard-working people who gave out samples at Costco this Christmas. BOUQUET To Sam’s Optical owner Sam Lalh for such good service and knowledge. Thank you for all your help. BOUQUET From the Robert family to the “angels” of the palliative care united for the high level of loving care you provided for Ken. BOUQUET To Chase River vet hospital on their compassion and care for our beautiful Bella on her last day. You made this very difficult time so much easier. BOUQUET To Jill, from city hall’s residential planning and development department. Your meticulous guidance and expertise and above all your approachability throughout the variance process is very much appreciated. BOUQUET To Karen and Wayne for cleaning up the litter in Cedar every morning. BOUQUET To the brave young lady who waded the frigid waters of Long Lake twice in rescuing an undernourished great blue heron and delivered it to the North Island Wildlife Recovery Association in Errington. On behalf of bird watchers everywhere, you’re our hero. BOUQUET To the young couple who waited outside the Nanaimo Casino with a senior while waiting for a cab. Being nervous and upset, I neglected to ask the names of these two thoughtful people. Thank you for sharing the cab and seeing me home safely. BOUQUET To the generous man in Superstore who paid for our groceries. I can’t thank you enough for your kindness.

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INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION of Administrative Professionals meet Wednesday (Feb. 12) at Longwood Brew Pub. Guest speaker Lana Dawn Unger, acupuncturist. Call 250749-1626. ThuRSdAy hIkERS depart Bowen Park upper parking lot, 8 a.m. All day hike. Bring hiking boots, raingear and lunch. 250-7553066. ALTRuSA INTERNATIONAL of Nanaimo, providing service to our community, meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. New members welcome. Phone 250585-7990 or visit www. altrusa.org. NANAImO PROSTATE Cancer Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Cana-

dian Cancer Society office at 777 Poplar St. Call 250-7511340. dOLLhOuSE mINIATuRES Club meets in Nanoose. New members welcome. For time and location call 250-468-2364 or 250754-4363. NANAImO WOmEN’S Centre is offering a 16-step group for women healing from addiction and codependency. Meetings are held every Monday evening. Call 250-7530633. PARkINSON SuPPORT Group meets 1-3 p.m. third Tuesday of each month at Buttertubs Recreation Centre at 10 Buttertubs Drive. 250-754-2129. ONTARIO LAdIES meet the second Wednesday of the month for cof-

fee at Longwood Brew Pub. It also meets for lunch the last Monday of the month. Phone 250-751-0415. mALASPINA TOASTmASTERS meets 7 a.m. Tuesdays at ABC Restaurant on Mary Ellen Drive. For more information call 250751-5204.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Nanaimo News Bulletin B13

SCHOOL FUNDRAISER

meets every first and third Wednesday of the month. 7-9:30 p.m., Nanaimo Men’s Resource Centre, 418D Fitzwilliam St., side door. Call 250716-1551 or e-mail info@nanaimomen. com for more information.

The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, Terminal Park

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Screening Dates: Feb 1st to Mar 31st Book appointment at the store or call 250-591-4933

BRECHIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

GET BO SMART FNE BRECHINOR !

Thank you for your support!

ALCOhOLICS ANONymOuS 24-hour meeting list information at 250-753-7513 or www. nanaimoaa.org. NANAImO COmmuNITy Hospice Companions Through Grief drop-in program with trained facilitators for support of people who are grieving the death of a loved one. Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon, 1729 Boundary Ave. 250758-8857. uPLANdS LuNCh Bunch Toastmasters meets Wednesdays noon-1 p.m., 101-5070 Uplands Dr. www. uplandslunchbunch. com. SEPARATION ANd Divorce Support Group

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Time 5:30 - 7:30 Time 5:30 - 7:30 pm pm Place Sands Funeral Chapel & Reception Centre Centre Place Sands Funeral Chapel & Reception 1 Newcastle Avenue, Nanaimo

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In partnership with Mike Robinson - Integrated Therapies & Spiritual Healing and:

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All welcome. $5.00 minimum donation at the door. All proceeds supporting Nanaimo Community Hospice

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COMMUNITY

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Nanaimo News Bulletin B15

Family Day activites on tap at Oliver Woods On Sunday (Feb. 9), the City of Nanaimo hosts Family Day activities at Oliver Woods Community Centre from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The gymnasiums at Oliver Woods will be divided into

age specific areas, featuring games like Simon Says for the little ones and pickleball, ping pong and box hockey for older children. Board games, like Jenga, plus an outdoor scavenger

hunt are also included in the list of actitives for families. Tickets are $10 for a family of four or $3 each with children two years and under admitted free.

KARL YU/The News BULLeTiN

New year celebrations Fiona Yang, clockwise from left, Lyria Yang, Sabrina Shi, Anna Fang, Jae Yu and Daphne Du perform at the Chinese New Year gala at Malaspina Theatre Saturday. The event, which featured singing, dancing and msic from traditional Chinese instruments, was organized by the Nanaimo Chinese Community Association and the Vancouver Island University Chinese Students and Scholars Association.

Film featured during development week tonight (Feb. 6) at 7 p.m. in Building 356, Room 109. This British film from 2007 centres on a group of gardeners who react angrily when a group of refugees are given garden plots at the same site. After they get to know them better, they change their minds. For a full schedule of the week’s events, please visit www.viu.ca/ internationalization/IDW2014.asp.

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February 06, 2014 edition of the Nanaimo News Bulletin

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