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Designs return fountain to former glory By Tamara Cunningham The News bulleTiN

After months of waiting, advocates will soon see the city’s plan for restoring the Nanaimo Centennial Fountain. Nanaimo city officials recently received an engineering report with the details and designs to return the downtown fountain to its former glory. The centennial fountain at Port Place Shopping Centre, with its hand-carved salmon and colourful tile work, was crafted by volunteers and given to the city to mark the province’s centennial birthday just over 50 years ago. It has become a heritage site

and Nanaimo’s only community-built fountain, but it’s now falling apart. The concrete wall is starting to crumble, electrical work has corroded and the pumps have begun to fail. The spray is now more of a bubble than an arch and the underwater lighting no longer works. Advocates blamed the city for not properly taking care of the centennial gift but have offered to help raise the money needed to get repairs done. They have been waiting since September for a tenderready scope of work to show potential donors and said the progress has been frustrating. City officials received the report from Read Jones Christ-

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offersen Consulting Engineers last Friday and Richard Harding, the city’s director of parks, recreation and environment, said the package will be taken to those involved with the project “right away.” Staff members are also working on potential costs, based on the latest plan. Early estimates had pegged the facelift at $250,000 – more than double the initial $100,000 the city budgeted for repairs. City staff members have always acknowledged the potential need for community fundraising to help get the fountain on the road to recovery. u See ‘FOUNTAIN’ /11

The decision to downsize Lantzville council could soon be in the hands of voters. Lantzville councillors took the first step toward approving a referendum for this year’s civic election, voting 4-3 in an open meeting to ask the public whether their numbers should be reduced from seven to five. The move was spurred by Coun. Jennifer Millbank, who pointed out that while the municipality is the size of a town that only requires five representatives, its geographic area and designation as a district mandates it to elect seven. According to Millbank, the district has the same representation as an urban centre of 50,000, and she questioned whether it’s necessary when most of the district is undeveloped. By chopping two council seats, there could be an estimated annual savings of between $25,000 and $30,000 and greater competition in elections, she said. While the idea faced support from those who liked the idea of public choice and cost savings, councillors Denise Haime, Brian Dempsey and Graham Savage raised concerns about the loss of broad representation, especially when Lantzville could be on the cusp of growth. “For the first time since I’ve been on council, we might actu-

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ally have some development happening in Lantzville and I don’t think this is the time to start changing direction,” Dempsey said. Haime called the referendum a red herring to get people to the polls. In her opinion “this isn’t about voters, it’s about politics,” she said. The referendum issue is expected to come back to council in March when politicians will be asked to pass three readings of a new bylaw, aimed at changing council representation required under the B.C. Community Charter. If passed, the question will go to referendum. Any changes would take place in 2017. It is unknown how much a referendum will cost. Residents, who were at the open council meeting Monday, were divided about seeing the issue of council size on the ballot. Doug Parkhurst and Dave Scott pointed out that if the district plans on growth it will want seven councillors. They also raised concerns about the quality of decision making and representation if seats are cut. “I think it’s a disservice to the community ... because having seven people represents a broader range of the community and I think you get better decision making,” Scott said. “I think five is too small.” But Hans Larsen calls a smaller council a positive move. Good representation doesn’t have a number attached to it, it’s the people who sit at the table who matter, he said. u See ‘REDUCING’ /4

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Homeowner bear sprayed One man was beaten and bear sprayed in an early morning home invasion Wednesday. The incident happened at about 3:45 a.m. when a man answered a knock on the door of his condominium, located on Barons Road in Nanaimo. “A guy went to his door, answered it, and two males burst in – faces covered – bear sprayed the place and took nothing,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman. The 25-year-old victim allegedly put up a fight to prevent his assailants from entering the condominium was struck several times with an unknown object, but was not taken to hospital. “Probably due to his resistance the males did not enter the home,” O’Brien said. Both suspects wore black baseball caps and covered their faces with black bandanas. Two other men, ages 67 and 52, living in the home were not involved in the altercation. “When members got to the scene it was very difficult to enter because there was a large cloud of bear spray in the home,” O’Brien said. Police believe it was a targeted incident and are continuing to investigate the home invasion. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www. nanaimocrimestoppers. com.

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Despite recent precipitation, the City of Nanaimo and Regional District of Nanaimo are still expressing concern about the possibility of low water supply in the summer. Regional district water services manager Mike Donnelly and City of Nanaimo manager of water resources Bill Sims were among water officials taking part in a meeting earlier this month to discuss the effect of the drier-than-usual winter. Donnelly said groundwater sources were slow to recover in the fall and reservoirs aren’t being replenished as they normally would. Donnelly said that the

current snowpack is about 28 per cent of normal (the average between 1981 and 2010). He said it was at seven per cent two weeks ago. “Certainly, if we hadn’t seen that switch that came by that started about 10 days ago with increased precipitation and snow, it would be adding concern,” said Donnelly. “We’ve got somewhat of a reprieve there but we’re still watching it because we actually need quite a bit of snowpack to help us through into the summer and quite a bit of precipitation to fill our reservoirs to the level we need them to be at.” He said water managers will begin preaching water conservation earlier this year because of the current situation, although that is the extent of measures for the time being. “We haven’t gone past [earlier water conserva-

if we hadn’t seen that switch that came by that started about 10 days ago with increased precipitation and snow, it would be adding concern.

tion messaging] because we don’t see a need to at this stage,” Donnelly said. “Of course if we really missed out on precipitation and snowfall then we’d be looking at things like the regular tools we would use around sprinkling regulations for example, that sort of thing, as a start.”

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Added air carriers and rising passenger numbers will drive facilities and equipment upgrades at Nanaimo Airport. M o re t h a n 2 5 0 , 0 0 0 people flew to and from the airport in 2013, an increase of more than 21 per cent over 2012 figures. Statistics for January of this year, when more than 17,500 people took off and landed at YCD, are also up more than 35 per cent compared to January 2013. Much of the additional passenger and aircraft movements are the result of new air carriers that have set up shop at the airport and there are hints of more flight destinations being added in the future. Direct flights to Edmonton, Alta., are on the hori-

zon, but Mike Hooper, Nanaimo Airport president and CEO, isn’t ready to talk openly about an exact date or which air carrier is looking at scheduling those. “It would be a new carrier, but that’s really the carrier’s announcement and then there’s a chance the carrier we’re talking to might not do it either,” Hooper said. Since the airport’s runway extension and terminal renovation, it has continually focused on expanding flight services to western Canada and the U.S. Pacific Northwest as its top priorities. The airport will look at farther flung vacation destinations, such as Hawaii and Cuba, once flights to its primary service regions are locked in. “We’re hopeful for some activity going to Edmon-

ton in the next six months or so, but we’ll keep going on a number of locations,” Hooper said. The airport is just the air carriers’ service provider. The carriers establish whether current and future traffic warrants the expenditure of scheduling flights to a given market. Charter air carriers new to YCD are primarily ferrying workers to mills and oil and gas operations in northern B.C. and Alberta, making significant contributions to passenger traffic through Nanaimo. Hawk Air now makes regular charter flights to Terrace, B.C., and other coastal communities, while North Cariboo Air ferries work crews to locations north of Edmonton. Air Canada and West Jet are the main people movers, but charter carriers and freight companies,

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The Regional District of Nanaimo is working its way toward its goal of zero waste. A review of its 2004 Solid Waste Management Plan is currently underway and according to information from the recently completed first stage, which assessed current waste management systems, all major items have been implemented. This includes collecting food waste and prohibiting commercial food scraps at the landfill, leading to one of the lowest per capita landfill disposal rates in the country – 350 kilograms per year. The region is also seeing 68 per cent of waste being diverted from the landfill. While garbage col-

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Lantzville’s potential water deal with Nanaimo is a “bigger issue” than the size of council, according to one politician interested in seeing discussion on a second referendum question. Coun. Denise Haime suggested putting the yet-unseen water deal with Nanaimo on the ballot during debate about a referendum on the size of council at Monday night’s council meeting. “If we are going to put this on the ballot, I’m going to bring a notice of motion that we put the water deal on the ballot,” Haime said, as applause erupted from the gallery. “I think that’s a bigger issue and bigger concern for this community. They want to have a say on what happens with water.” After the meeting – and initial approval of a referendum on council size – Haime told the Nanaimo Bulletin she only said council should look at putting the water deal to public vote, but didn’t say she was putting forward a notice of motion. She said she is waiting to see the terms of the deal and residents’ response to it. A second referendum question, however, is valid, she said, adding it would get people out to vote and see the financial decisions reflect the will of the whole community. But Mayor Jack de Jong calls it premature to discuss putting the water deal to referendum, and believes the agreement is a decision of council. He says there could be “100 people that have problem wells,” making him question if it’s fair to let those on water and without concerns determine if others get relief. “It’s more of a question of fairness to those that are suffering hardship,” he said. The rural district has been waiting for the City of Nanaimo to finalize a water deal since last June. The agreement would see water piped to 225 homes on the condition of limited connections and financial contributions. Lantzville officials have the final decision on the terms. news@nanaimobulletin.com

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CMP reserve constable Craig Smith isn’t a small man, so he can put a lot of force into demonstrating the magnitude of violence needed to kill a baby. The head of a doll the size of a three-month-old gripped in Smith’s hands snaps into its chest and back with every thrust of his arms. This unsettling exhibition lasts four seconds, but even more disturbing is learning that it takes up to 20 seconds of thrashing a baby’s body like this to cause permanent neurological damage or death. Smith, Canada’s leading expert on shaken baby syndrome, has given the same demonstration across Canada, the U.S., Australia, the Philippines, India and Singapore to drive home to other investigators that injuries sustained this way didn’t happen through a mere misstep by a caregiver, a child falling out of a crib or an accidental blow with a plastic toy baseball bat from a sibling. It’s the result of a sustained, violent, assault. “That’s the kind of force we’re dealing with,” Smith said. “The research shows that the child that ends up with severe brain injury or death has been subjected to that for five to 20 seconds.” Smith specialized in child sex abuse investigations with major crimes units in Edmonton and Calgary before he retired from the RCMP in 2000. In 2010 he moved to Nanaimo with his wife, rejoined the force as a reserve constable and now works at the Nanaimo and Ladysmith RCMP detachments. Shaken baby cases are fairly rare, but statistics are grim nonetheless. It happens to about 24 to 30 children in 100,000 according to studies done in Scotland and South Carolina. Most victims are less than one year old, but some are as old as five. Men commit about 70 per cent of the assaults and women account for the remaining 30 per cent. Abusers are often repeat offenders. Doctors find healing fractures and bruises from previous abuses in about 70

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per cent of cases and evidence of previous shaking in one-third of shaken baby cases. About 25 per cent of shaken babies brought to hospitals die. Smith used to get about one fatal case a year in Edmonton. “I really didn’t understand shaken baby syndrome and then we had a fatal case, investigated by our office, which resulted in an acquittal for the accused and a lawsuit against everybody,” Smith said. Smith realized police had to understand the medical science behind shaken baby syndrome cases if they hoped to investigate them effectively and get convictions, so he attended the first shaken baby syndrome conference, held in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1996. The conferences have been hosted there every two years since. Smith attended again in 1998, combining his investigative experience with the medical science presented at conferences

and elsewhere. In 2000 he was invited back to Salt Lake City as a featured guest speaker. “By then I’d had more cases and I sort of became the go-to guy for shaken baby syndrome,” Smith said. “I put together the medical and investigative portions, so I teach police officers, social workers, medical people, prosecutors – those are my primary audiences.” Smith’s investigative guidelines are featured on the National Centre on Shaken Baby Syndrome website. Precipitating factors that trigger the assaults can be financial or marital pressures, unemployment or exhaustion from lack of sleep due to a child’s persistent crying through the night. Pile on enough emotional tension and even normal child behaviour, such as throwing or spilling food, can be the final straw that unleashes a violent reaction from a parent or caregiver.

C h i l d re n ’s b o d i e s a re designed to take a lot of punishment from rough play, falls down stairs, fights, learning to ride a bike, getting hit by a baseball and other mishaps that can send adults to emergency wards. Even learning how to walk is fraught with injury potential. Built-in features for resilience in babies include soft bones, skulls and brains. Adult brains are firm, but a baby’s has the consistency, Smith said, of “half-cooked Jello.” Baby brains also don’t completely fill the skull cavity. Combined with a disproportionately large head and weak neck muscles, the physics of shaking set up a peculiar set of motions that overwhelm a child’s built-in protective mechanisms that cause specific injury and bleeding patterns detectable in brain scans that allow doctors to make a diagnosis and bring in police. Children that survive are often afflicted with life-long disabilities. “And about 50 per cent of them leave hospital with – and I love this term – some neurological deficit,” Smith said. “That can be anything from paralysis to a speech impediment, all the way up to a vegetative state.” Despite the disturbing nature of the crime and in some cases, virtually irrefutable evidence, getting convictions in shaken baby cases can be tough, especially when the perpetrator doesn’t look like society’s preconceived notions of what a killer’s appearance should be. “Judges are human like anybody else. They have the same biases and she didn’t look like a child killer,” Smith said. Knowing such serious consequences are at stake, Smith tells other police officers if a car thief, a burglar or an embezzler doesn’t get caught, crimes have been committed, there are victims of loss of money and property, but life goes on. But they can’t fail to properly investigate child abuse. “If you’re going to pour your heart and your soul into one investigation, it’s child abuse because we see there’s a very high rate of repeating here,” Smith said. “If that little one goes back to the same environment because you didn’t solve it there’s a real good chance they’re going to come back dead, so you cannot afford to fail. You just can’t.” For more information, please visit http://dontshake.org. photos@nanaimobulletin.com

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Referendum offers choice The District of Lantzville is on the cusp of allowing the elecorate decide how much representation they want at the council table. Lantzville council took the first step toward a referendum on Monday, voting to move foward with a bylaw that could reduce the size of council from seven to five. There is still a chance council could nix the bylaw and leave the issue dead in the water, but allowing referendum to happen would be the right move. It could also be the ticket to inspiring more people to get engaged. The number of councillors Lantzville has is decided by the province’s Community Charter, so while the community is the size of a town that only requires five representatives, its designation as a district requires seven. A referendum would give people the chance to decide for themselves how many politicians a community of 3,600 needs and whether they are prepared to spend the money to keep their representatives. Putting the power to decide in the hands of residents could give people another reason to head to the polls this year. And if the bid to reduce council’s size is successful, perhaps voters will make a greater effort to return to the ballot box in the future. There is concern from referendum opponents that the district would lose broad representation and the ability to make good decision with a smaller council. But, as resident Hans Larsen said, good representation doesn’t have a number attached to it. Lantzville isn’t going to see better decisions or more progress just because of council’s size. It is the quality of those who sit at the table that matter. Perhaps by reducing the number of people representing the community, voters will be encouraged to choose who they elect. Give people a chance to steer their own political future. 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.

Question arises over who caused strike

I made an error in a column union pickets, and of the strongtwo weeks ago about the latest arming of unionized government court ruling in favour of the B.C. office staff here in Victoria to Teachers’ Federation. make them join a rally on the I referred to an “illegal” legislature lawn. strike in 2012, and was quickly This was the strike that, reminded that this teacher according to the current media walkout was sanctioned by the and political narrative, the Labour Relations Board. provincial cabinet conspired After months of withholding to bring about. This notion is report cards and refusing to central to the Jan. 27 ruling of meet with administrators, the Justice Susan Griffin. union went to the LRB to seek Government lawyers filed permission for a full-scale strike. an application with the B.C. They got their wish, Court of Appeal on with authorization Friday to suspend B.C. under essential parts of this ruling. services rules for a Imposing Griffin’s VIEWS three-day strike in terms would cause Tom Fletcher the first week, and “irreparable harm to Black Press one day a week after the public interest that until the end of unprecedented of the school year magnitude,” they or a settlement was said in arguments reached. backed up by a series For the record, of affidavits from the last illegal BCTF superintendents who strike was in 2005, have to keep B.C.’s in defiance of a B.C. war-weary public Supreme Court order that schools running. resulted in a $500,000 fine In Surrey, returning to 2002 against the union. conditions would add $40 That was the same year BCTF million to the district payroll lawyers won a split B.C. Court of in year one. That’s one of 60 Appeal ruling allowing teachers school districts. to bring political propaganda The government’s submission into classrooms. Two out of includes affidavits from three judges decided this was superintendents around the appropriate to preserve their province on its likely impact. freedom of expression. Here’s a partial list: The authorized three-day Cancellation of specialty strike went ahead in March programs for vulnerable youth; 2012. Regular readers may recall construction of portables my reports of students being to meet arbitrary class size indoctrinated in classrooms restrictions; transfer of some and in some cases sent out as students to other schools;

closure of daycare and Strong Start preschool programs to free up space reallocated over the years; layoff of non-teaching staff; and cancellation of school participation in the international student program. Premier Christy Clark and Education Minister Peter Fassbender have begun to push back against the conspiracy theory that has taken hold, pointing out that when the BCTF finally did get permission to strike, the cabinet of the day acted to prevent it. Here’s a recap. In late February 2012, nearly 28,000 teachers (90 per cent) voted to go to the full strike allowed by the LRB. The government tabled legislation to impose a cooling-off period with provision for steep fines on the union for any further strike action, and appointed a mediator. This kept schools open, and eventually yielded a two-year deal. In April 2012, the union voted to withdraw all volunteer work by teachers. By this time they had been ordered by the LRB to prepare second-term report cards, in part so students would know if they could apply for post-secondary studies. Once again this mess is before the court of appeal. Perhaps there will be better recognition of the real world this time around. u Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press.

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Re: MP lauds transition budget, Feb. 13. Why do we not simplify the budgeting system? Every year all levels of government and businesses spend millions of dollars budgeting for the coming year. Why do we not just do one and use that as guide for the rest? The federal government, prime minister and minister of finance say they enlist the finest financial minds in planning the budget. We should look at the raises the government and their group of finest

financial minds feel is fair for the average hard-working Canadian. We should then base all budget increases in this amount that all these fine minds feel is enough to maintain their excellent standard of living.

implicit subsidies to oil, gas and coal companies amount to 1.52 per cent of gross domestic product, or about $787 per Canadian. That’s over $3,000 a year for a Canadian family of four. Remarkably, despite cutting spending elsewhere, this budget did nothing to reduce these unnecessary subsidies for one of the world’s most profitable industries. Perhaps Mr. Flaherty considers the fossil fuel sector to be “family?”

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Finance Minister Flaherty says his budget will “support Canadian families.” In January 2013, the International Monetary Fund reported that Canada’s

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Re: Councillor seeks transit system budget increase, Feb. 11. The Bulletin ran a frontpage story of Coun. George Anderson boasting he was going to bring up a motion to get the Regional District of Nanaimo to expand transit service in the city. But at the board meeting he did not. After all the grandstanding, looks like Anderson came to realize he did not have the support from colleagues to commandeer another $170,000 in taxes from residents while the City of Nanaimo is already in the midst of an $800,000 transportation study and the regional district is conduct-

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tion is blindly putting more buses on the road before we know how many people would take them, what routes they’re needed on and the frequency they should run. The homework was not completed.

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Metro Vancouver should burn trash close to home, not in Nanaimo To the Editor,

As I was looking at real estate in the Nanaimo region the topic of the Duke Point incinerator came up. I have looked at the technologies and sites of the different proposals and three things occur to me. First, since incineration creates about 15-20 per cent by weight, incinerating 370,000 tonnes per year would create 55,500 to 74,000 tonnes of ash, the majority of which will need to go to a landfill

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March 9, 1938 ~ Feb. 24, 2011 Those we love can never be more than a thought apart. For as long as there is memory, they will live on in the heart. We will remember and love you always.

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DARBY, Merson October 11, 1926 - February 6, 2014

A former long-time resident of North Vancouver, B.C., Merson passed away, peacefully at the age of 87, in Nanaimo, B.C, his home for the past 12 years. Born in the rugged north of Whitehorse, Yukon, Merson moved with his parents to Basingstoke, England at the age of three. After serving in the British Army at the end of the Second World War, he began his apprenticeship as a telephone installer with GPO Engineering and later Royal Signals in England. His love of travelling and adventure led him back to Canada and a 30 year career with BC Telephone, until his retirement in 1987. Merson will be fondly remembered for his remarkable carving skills, along with a love of sailing and fishing, and the ability to build or fix anything. Predeceased by his wife of 40 years, Diana (1999), and parents Frank and Maude Darby. Merson will be greatly missed by sons, Howard (Whitney), and Barry (Darlene); grandsons, Connor and Ryan; granddaughters, Erin and Kaitlyn; and brother, Norman (Janet); as well as other family and friends. Merson's family would like to thank the staff of Astoria at Origin, Nanaimo for their care and kindness, as well as the support and friendship provided by the staff and residents at Berwick on the Lake where he had previously resided. At Merson's request, his ashes will be returned to North Vancouver to be with those of his wife, Diana, in a small family memorial.

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November 28, 1963 - February 14, 2014 (50 Years Old) It is with great sadness that we accepted Phil’s passing from the physical world this past Friday afternoon. Phil graduated from NDSS, Class of 1982, was born and raised in Nanaimo and recently celebrated his 50th Birthday with family and friends. It was that same family at his side at the time of his quiet, peaceful passing. Phil will be remembered as a passionate hockey fan, proud supporter of the Vancouver Canucks & Nanaimo Clippers, and most admirably a man whose heart was the size of the ocean, especially when it came to family. Phil was pre-deceased by his brother-in-law, Terry; father, Jozef; brother, Frank; and mother, Stella; while being survived by his brothers, Art & Randy; sister, Teresa (Gary); nephews, Darcy & Cory and nieces, Kristina & Andrea. We will miss him dearly, and invite anyone who called Phil their friend or knows the Supernak family to join us at 447 Wharton St on Saturday, February 22nd from 1-3 PM for a celebration of Phil’s life. Stories, laughs and positive energy are encouraged in lieu of flowers, or if you wish, a donation to the Diabetes Association of Canada, in Phil’s name. We would also like to thank Dr. Zuccarro for his years of care for the Supernak family, as well as the amazing team in ICU at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for their outstanding care. I hope you’ve got good seats up there, I will sit next to you once again Phil, until then ‘just drop the damn puck already.’ First Memorial Funeral Services 250-754-8333

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Born September 25, 1925 in Ashcroft, B.C.; passed away after a short decline on December 4, 2013. Beth was an accomplished musician, talented artist and a creative gardener. She was a warm and caring friend to many people in the community. Beth was a resident of Dufferin Place for the last 5 years. Her family would like to thank the devoted staff for their care, especially Shannon and Linda. Beth has gone to join her partner in life, Gordon Bain Dunsmore; her much loved parents, Adam and Nancy; and her sister, Ann (Ron Williams). There has been a joyful reunion in heaven. Beth leaves behind to mourn, her devoted son, Scott Leslie Dunsmore; her cousins, Rosemary, Jane, and David in England; her niece, Alison, and grandnephew, Jake. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Parkinson’s Society of Canada.


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

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

ROYAL DOLTON dishes “Japora� $350. Antique chair, $75. Call (250)933-3900.

LADYSMITH 55+, one-level townhouse, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, nice kitchen, yard, garage. Pet OK. Call 250-924-4398.

FRIENDLY FRANK

BOYD’S BEAR figurine, $10. Disney Store Pooh & Tiger 2 $10. Call (250)616-0898. FORMAL GOWN: Aqua-blue, beaded overlay, size L. $99. 1 (250)722-3988 HAND MADE- Native Vest & sweater, large, exc cond, never worn $85. (250)586-5250.

BRAND NEW Wheelchair $2000, Walker $150. and shower stool $40., or $2000 for all 3, obo. 250-248-4064 DELUXE GOLDEN Breeza, power-lift recliner, tan leather. New at $3100; Sell $2200 obo. (250)754-3703. 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.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 1 OMEGA juicer (Model #8003) $200, 1 CPAP breathing machine, like new, $350. Call (250)933-3900. 1 stove, $20. 1 Kenmore Stacker Dryer with new motor. Needs heat element. $100. Deep freeze $80. 7 white aluminum windows all for $250 or sold separate. Various sizes. Open to offers 250-752-0169

NICE ChesterďŹ eld- matching chair, floral design, on casters. $65. Call (250)244-4415.

ANTIQUES Antique round solid wood coffee table 33� diam. Antique gramma-phone; Victrola tall cabinet type, 2 oak bar stools, bar fridge, oil lamp 18�h, Antique oak cabinet 44�w x 18�d and misc items. Call 250757-2007.

RUGBY SHIRT #7, 2004, England. (never worn) Blue/ red. $60. firm. (250)754-8824.

ARROWSMITH GOLF and Country Club full membership for sale. Call (250)752-1490

SINGLE MATTRESS, $60; Mirror, $20. (250)753-4848

CEDAR CHEST, Antique Tea Wagon & Desk. 2 Casual Arm Chairs, BBQ, patio table, umbrella and 4 chairs. Side tables and lamps. Call 250-954-1771

LOVESEAT: GOOD condition. $75. (250)758-4963

STANLEY PROFESSIONAL hand miter saw in very good condition. $60 obo. Draw Knife for peeling poles, 12� wide, very sturdy, $25 obo. 1 (250)729-9280 WINE BARREL: 10Gal oak wood, $35. (250)753-4848

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

FURNITURE COFFEE TABLE, 60� x 19�, good cond, solid wood construction, $100. 2 end tables, $60 ea. 1 (250)756-2694

FURNITURE LOVESEATS(2) w/Ottoman, $500; Marble table & 2-end tables, $300; 32� Sony TV- VHS + full cabinet (oak), $1,000; Fridge & Freezer (large), $200; China cabinet, table +6 chairs (Rose color), $1,100.; 7-piece bdrm suite, $700; 5-pce bdrm suite, $300; master 7-pce bdrm suite (brand new), $1500. (250)758-4963

DOWNSIZING

TORO SNOW BLOWER, near new, used only 10 hours. 8HP, with chains, 26� cut. $700. obo. (250)724-1043. 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. WOODSTOVE, GREAT condition, nice and clean. Located in Nanaimo (you must be able to pick up). $500 obo. Call (250)933-5223

REAL ESTATE

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 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? KUBOTA TRACTOR 4.5 yrs, 108 hours!, Model B2920 with Loader (50� bucket), backhoe 12� bucket w/thumb, 4’ rotary cutter & full set chains, $25,000 obo. HUSQVARNA RIDING MOWER, 4 yrs, 40� cut, $3,500 obo. TROY-BUILT heavy duty rototiller (model H60), best offer. 250-746-7238 NEW AREA Rug red w/black & white, bought, $300, sell $150. 7’lx5w. (250)585-7744.

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

WANTED TO buy Salal and other Evergreens. Call (604)740-5419.

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

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

QUALICUM BEACH440 Schley Place. 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 1150 sq.ft., top floor. Gas fireplace, elevator, N/S, 1 small pet allowed. $225,000. May consider lease/purchase. Phone 250-594-8097

CLOSE TO Downtown. Large self contained Studio, $595. Small pet ok. 250-668-7462.

DOWNTOWN NANAIMO: Top floor, corner, 2bdrm, ocean view. 5appli’s. Free super-fast wifi throughout bldg. March 1st. $910. 1 (250)754-2207 DOWTOWN NANAIMO: Top floor, corner, 2bdrm, ocean view. 5appli’s. Free super-fast wifi throughout bldg. March 1st. $910. 1 (250)754-2207 HOLLY AVE, top floor, 1bdrm apartment. HW incl. $560. + deposit. (250)754-5397

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED

APARTMENT/CONDOS

APARTMENT/CONDO

DOWNTOWN NANAIMO- 1 bdrm furnished, city/ocean view, quiet bldg. NS/NP. Refs. (250)753-1930.

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

ANTIQUES/VINTAGE

BATH SEAT with adjustable height, $22. Call (250)7530744.

CALL FOR A FREE QUOTE!

FOR SALE BY OWNER

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.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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

Interior • Exterior • Residential • Commercial

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

Queen size sofa bed by Lazy Boy. Hardly used. Comfortable quality mattress, spotless. Slate blue & beige fabric. Cost $900, asking $150. 250-7529200

NANAIMO MOVING Sale- 270 Deer Lane- Sat, Feb 22, 9-3pm.

BRAD’S HOME DETAILING Gutter cleaning/Washing vinyl siding (by brush)/ De-mossing roofs/ Pressure washing/Windows. Brad 250-619-0999 bradshomedetailing@shaw.ca

PAINTING

HOUSES FOR SALE OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS Property has been rented for the past 6 years for $2,000/mo. Now vacant. 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 kitchen, 2 laundries, big deck, large (.19 acre) city lot. Walk to shopping malls, arena, pool, recreation areas and all levels of schooling, including VIU. Pensioner owner has retired, needing a quick sale. Priced below $300K with some creative financing options. Excellent holding property. David 250743-2174

PET CARE SERVICES

FREE CHESTERFIELD; (250)753-4848

PAINTING

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.

GARAGE SALES

ALL TRADES- Home updates? Hardwood, Tile, Laminate, Kitchen & Bath Reno’s. All exterior Roofing, Siding, Decks & Fencing. References available. 250-722-0131.

EAVESTROUGH

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

PETS

BERNESE CKC PUPPIES, ready now! $1500 Call 778240-1860 or 604-897-0485 whitecrosskennel.ca

REAL ESTATE

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

RETIRED PLUMBER Journeyman. Repairs & renovations. Call (250)390-1982.

PETS

REAL ESTATE

FURNITURE

WHITE CABINET, custom made, base 30� high, 8 feet long, top piece is 60� high. Asking $400 firm. Call (250)586-3339.

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

DINING TABLE, glass top, 6 chairs, $500; Washer & Dryer, $350. (250)758-4963 NEW QUEEN MATTRESS. Pillowtop Mattress and box for sale. $200. (250)713-9680

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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

ROYSTON - 4347 Briardale Rd. 1816 sqft (main floor: 1066 spft). 3 bdrm/1 bath up, 1 bdrm/1 bath down. Ph: 250871-5222 Earl or Jeanette

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 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: 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 Feb & Mar., 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: QUIET, clean and comfortable 1 bdrm for March 1. Central location,intercom, elevator. Free hot water. N/S, N/P. Refs. $675/mo. Call Mark/Don 250-753-8633. UPPER LANTZVILLE- Very clean newly reno’d. 1 bdrm detached apt. F/S, WD, NS/NP, $650. Avail. immed. Call 250716-6797.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

SOUTH NANAIMO: $233,900. 613 Bruce Ave. 1700sq.ft. 3bdrm. Older home, lots of updates: flooring, electrical, roof, paint, etc. trkrblaz@telus.net or call Dave (250)591-1210 SPROAT LAKE; Newly reno’d 3 bdrm+den mobile home, private beach & boat slip. Lrg deck & fenced yard. Asking $89,900. Seller may finance. Call 1-250-735-0649 .

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

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES 250-753-6106, $1200/mo plus utilities. 3 Bdrm, 1.5 bath, large fenced yard. Pets neg. No smoking. Central Nanaimo UNIVERSITY AREA: 1/2 duplex, 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, 1200sqft. $1095/mo+ hydro. No dogs. Avail. Feb. 1st. Steve (250)667-3009.

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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. 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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INVITATION TO OFFER Lease of a Residential House Pender Island

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.

The RCMP is inviting offers to lease a detached house in the area of North Pender Island. The house must have a minimum of 3 bedrooms, 2 baths with covered parking; must meet BC Building code (1998). Pets allowed.

2000 FORD EXPLORER XL, under 90,000k, new battery, runs good, clean, good tires. $2950 obo. View at: 413 Selby Nanaimo. (250)618-6800

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Lease term of 3 years with 2 x 3-year renewal option. Required for April 1, 2014. Interested parties, please contact RCMP Leasing E & M Division; and Quote Lease Project # M2989-14-L001 for an Offer package. Tel: (778) 290-2782 Email: ediv_leasing.po1.ediv1@ rcmp-grc.gc.ca All Offers must be received by March 3, 2014 at 1400h. Agents submitting an Offer must provide RCMP with a letter from the owner authorizing them to do so. The RCMP may accept any Offer whether it is the lowest or not, or may reject any or all Offers.

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Website  www.rdnsecondarysuites.ca  2001 Pontiac Grand AM SE, 2.4 L4, 104,200 km, AM/FM, compact disc, cruise and power locks, air cond. $3850. Ex. condition. (250) 715-0875

WANTED: RV Trailer or 5th Wheel, 28’ or longer, 2004 or older. (250)668-4177 RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

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

DEPARTURE BAY, large room; shared kitchen, bath, laundry. Cable, hydro, parking included. N/S. Close to bus. $495/month. (250)760-0842 Available immediately.

TRUCKS & VANS

SUITES, LOWER 2- BDRM newly reno’d, across from Aquatic Centre. Fenced yard, W/D, inclds heat, hydro & A/C. $850/mo, N/S. Mar. 1. 250-753-8797, 250-713-7176

2007 DODGE Ram 3500 SLT Quad Cab, 4x4 longbox 6.7 lt Cummins Diesel. 6-spd auto, exhaust brake, boxliner, recent brakes/tires, tow pkg, exc cond, new batteries, 97000 km, never off road. $29,500 OBO. Call (250)724-3818.

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SECONDARY SUITES PROJECT 

What are the Informa�on Sessions About?  The  RDN  is  hos�ng  two  informa�on  sessions  to  present  a  Public Informa�on Sessions  dra�    secondary  suites  program  that  applies  to  proper�es  located  in  Electoral  Areas  A,  C,  E,  F,  G,  and  H.  Aected  residents  are  invited  to  discuss the dra� with RDN sta and share ideas and concerns.   What are the Informa�on Sessions About?    The  RDN  is  hos�ng  two  informa�on  sessions  to  present  a  Informa�on Sessions are scheduled as follows:  dra�    secondary  suites  program  that  applies  to  proper�es  located  in  Electoral  Areas  A,  C,  E,  F,  G,  and  H.  Aected  residents  are  invited  to  discuss the dra� with RDN sta and share ideas and concerns.   Date  Loca�on    th Coombs Rodeo Grounds (Main Hall)  February 26   Informa�on Sessions are scheduled as follows:  6:00 � 8:30pm  2601 Alberni Highway  Date  Loca�on  (Presenta�on at 7:00pm) 

February 27th  February 26 6:00 � 8:30pm  (Presenta�on at 7:00pm)  (Presenta�on at 7:00 pm) 

Cedar Community Hall   Coombs Rodeo Grounds (Main Hall)  2388 Cedar Road  2601 Alberni Highway 

Cedar Community Hall   February 27th  6:00 � 8:30pm  2388 Cedar Road  Feel free to a�end either session if you cannot a�end the one closest to  (Presenta�on at 7:00 pm)  your area as the content will be the same at both sessions.     What is the current status of the RDN Secondary Suites Project?  Feel free to a�end either session if you cannot a�end the one closest to  The  Secondary  Suites  Project  is  a  region�wide  planning  ini�a�ve  that  your area as the content will be the same at both sessions.   applies  to  Electoral  Areas  A,  C,  E,  F,  G,  and  H.  In  response  to  strong   community  support,  the  RDN  has  developed  a  dra�  secondary  suites  What is the current status of the RDN Secondary Suites Project?  program  that  includes  a  secondary  suites  policy  and  zoning  bylaw  The  Secondary  Suites  Project  is  a  region�wide  planning  ini�a�ve  that  amendments. The Board has given 1st and 2nd reading to the proposed  applies  to  Electoral  Areas  A,  C,  E,  F,  G,  and  H.  In  response  to  strong  zoning bylaw amendments. The next step in the process is to present and  community  support,  the  RDN  has  developed  a  dra�  secondary  suites  receive feedback on the proposed secondary suite program.   program  that  includes  a  secondary  suites  policy  and  zoning  bylaw    amendments. The Board has given 1st and 2nd reading to the proposed  Why should I a�end?  zoning bylaw amendments. The next step in the process is to present and  This is an opportunity for home owners, renters, and those who reside or  receive feedback on the proposed secondary suite program.   conduct business in the aected RDN Electoral Areas to have their say on     the proposed secondary suites program.   Why should I a�end?    This is an opportunity for home owners, renters, and those who reside or  Regional District of Nanaimo sta contact:  conduct business in the aected RDN Electoral Areas to have their say on   Greg Keller, Senior Planner  the proposed secondary suites program.     Regional District of Nanaimo sta contact:  Greg Keller, Senior Planner 

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

CINNIBAR VALLEY2 bdrms+ den, W/D, $850 inclds utils. Call (250)714-2797.

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HAMMOND BAY area: Brand new 2 bdrm suite, laundry & hydro incl’d. $950. NS/NP, ref’s. Avail now. Close to Rutherford school. 250-618-6020.

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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. UNIVERSITY AREA: large 1bdrm, (would suit 2). Near bus, shopping, schools, sep entry. $800 hydro incl. N/P, N/S.(250)753-6273 / 797-2671

SUITES, UPPER BACHELOR Suite for rent located at 1400 Alberni Hwy, Parksville. Hydro, cable and internet included. $500 per month. 250-954-9547

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VEHICLES WANTED

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

2006 DODGE SLT 1500 Quad cab 4x4. 5.7 Hemi, new 20� tires. Excellent condition. Lady driven 98000 Km. $16000, obo. Call 250-730-0346.

1999 BUICK Century Classic, Good Condition, Fully Loaded $2000 OBO. 250-914-0902

2001 MERCURY Grand Marquis. Silver, new Michelin tires, 148,000 km, tinted windows, leather, loaded, dual exhaust. Drive in luxury, immaculate condition, $4900, OBO. Call (250)727-1122 (Cobble Hill)

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DEPARTURE BAY: Large 1bdrm, in-suite lndry, sep. entry. $750 Heat/hydro incl. N/S, N/P. (250)756-0504

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The CRE EDIT Wizard CAR & TR RUCK FINANCING

Credit issuees? CALL LEE NO OW:

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VIU all set up for playoff run

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M’S WOMEN’S volleyball team finishes first.

Clippers fine tune their game prior to playoff start BY KARL YU THE NEWS BULLETIN

BY GREG SAKAKI THE NEWS BULLETIN

This is exactly the way the Vancouver Island University Mariners wanted to go into the playoffs. VIU’s women’s volleyball team begins the Pacific Western Athletic Association championships this week (Feb. 20-22) in North Vancouver as the No. 1 seed and the favourites. What’s more, the Mariners women will bring competitive fire after an emotional final weekend that saw graduating players Leanna Gildersleeve, Paige Wiebe and Ashley Cousens honoured at their last game at the VIU gym. “The girls on the bench couldn’t wait to get onto the court to give the three fifthyears a hug and that’s our team this year,” said Shane Hyde, VIU coach. “Our team is tight.” The last home match of the season came against the Camosun Chargers on Friday, a convincing 25-17, 25-11, 25-20 straightsets victory. The coach liked how his team responded to the challenge of playing a meaningful volleyball game on a special night. “When they play

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Vancouver Island University Mariners player Alyssa Wolf, front, handles a serve as teammates Megan Rosenlund and Leanna Gildersleeve prepare to switch to offence during PacWest play Friday at the VIU gym.

these types of hard matches … emotionalroller-coaster type matches, we’re ready for them,” he said. The win clinched first place in the conference and a firstround bye at provincials. “It’s nice that we came first, it was definitely one of our goals,” said Gildersleeve. “Now we know that anyone we poten-

tially face, it’s going to be a tough match. It should be interesting [this] week.” During the last two weeks of the season, VIU beat not only Camosun but also Columbia Bible College, another possible playoff opponent. That could bode well for the Mariners to have more success this week, said Hyde. “Chances are good,”

said Gildersleeve. “I feel like our team is peaking at the right time and I am so excited to play at provincials.” GAME ON … VIU’s men’s volleyball team will also be competing at provincials in North Van this week, and will start play today (Feb. 20). The VIU women get today off before playing tomorrow. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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With the playoffs approaching, the Nanaimo Clippers will be fine tuning their game in the final three regular season contests. The Clippers hit the ice twice this week, with a road game against the Cowichan Valley Capitals Friday (Feb. 21) and a game at Frank Crane Arena the following night (Feb. 22) versus the Surrey Eagles. Special teams are a premium in the postseason and according to head coach and general manager Mike Vandekamp, the power play and penalty killing will be things the coaching staff will be looking to hone. The Clippers currently own the fourthbest power play (19.15 per cent) and the sixth-best penalty killing (83.46 per cent) units in the B.C. Hockey League. “Special teams, they’re going to be so important in the playoffs. Continuing to have a good penalty kill, our penalty kill has been pretty darn strong the second half of the season, and just continuing that process,” Vandekamp said. “Confidence is such a strong factor in [the power play] and if we can end with a couple of games that our power play does a good job, then I think that builds a little bit of confidence going into the playoffs.” The Capitals will be fighting for their playoff lives, currently tied with Alberni Valley for the final postseason spot in the Island Division, and the Eagles, like the Clips, have already punched a ticket to the playoffs. Vandekamp said staff will ensure that players don’t become complacent. “Our game against Cowichan is a game where they’re a pretty strong rival of ours. It’s an absolutely massive game for them ... we obviously look forward to that challenge,” Vandekamp said.

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The Vancouver Island University Mariners will be tough to beat come playoff time. But they’ll look even more unbeatable if they can complete the perfect regular season. VIU’s women’s basketball team (20-0) has just one game left in the 2013-14 Pacific Western Athletic Association schedule, as it faces the Camosun Chargers on Friday (Feb. 21) in Victoria. The M’s qualified for the post-season long ago, but have managed to maintain their focus, especially on game days, said coach Bill McWhinnie. “There’s still something there for the girls to play for and they should go for that undefeated season,” he said. The team hasn’t shied away from talking about a perfect record; in fact it’s used that goal as inspira-

tion, McWhinnie said. “More recently they’ve talked about it a little bit more,” the coach said. “We just decided not to be afraid of it, let’s embrace it, let’s go after it.” The trick has been for the Mariners to avoid looking past lesser opponents, knowing that the tough Chargers were waiting on the last day of the regular season. “It’s got to be a one-day-at-a-time process,” McWhinnie said. One positive about the pursuit of perfection is it keeps the team sharp. There’s no temptation to rest players and get into bad habits. “We’ve got to do what we’re doing because if I didn’t, the girls would kill me, with us being defeated,” McWhinnie joked. “It’s not good for the rest of the league that are playing for spots if we’re not doing our best to win games. So we don’t want to be like that.” GAME ON … Both VIU basketball teams play at Camosun on Friday … PacWest provincials will be at Douglas College on the Lower Mainland starting Feb. 27. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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Elementary school touch football league added for girls Two weeks ago in Dodd, Ella Van Horne, Carmichael, Hannah this space we passed Aaliyah Ward, Reese Noseda, Izzy Macklin, along Beadall, Jacklin Buckingham, results Sarah Lily Carmichael, thoRpE from the GabrielSadie Warr, Jemma REpoRt past season, Kyah Chadwick, Devon Ian Thorpe son of banAlbion, Burroughs, Kendra Columnist tam touch Sydney Buckingham and Tess football in Ennis, and Hamilton. our local Jada LivIn the larger elementary ingston. schools division, schools. For the girls’ football playoffs That was runner-up resulted in a championly half squad were onship for Mountain the story. players View Elementary. In the Miho CarlPlaying for their past, while the boys son, Sadie Gambrill, school were Taya competed in football, Anais Smith, Cassie Kirk, Kianne Nowicki, girls took part in an inter-school soccer league. As an experiment this year, a touch football league was also offered for bantam (born 200001) girls’ teams. Annette Noble was the coordinator of the new league, and she sends word that the first season of girls’ football was quite successful. A total of 12 teams took part. Following league play, playoffs were held in both Nanaimo & District Minor Fastball groups. In the small Association is now taking registrations! schools division, an exciting playoff final Please visit our website at required overtime to www.nanaimofastball.org determine a winner. Final score was 14-7, or our facebook page at with the girls from www.facebook.com/NanaimoFastball Davis Road Elementary getting past Walk in registration to be held at those from Gabriola Island. Players on the Beban Park Fieldhouse, downstairs championship team Feb 22, Mar 1, & Mar 2 from Davis Road were from 10am-2pm Meghan Alsop, Mary Nicolls, Ava Wilson, Maia O’Donnell, Katie

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t was an 18-hour walk for writer and poet Timothy Merrill that made him realize something was seriously wrong. “I started hearing voices and I took a long walk,” Merrill said. Merrill, who was 30 years old at the time, then did something that nearly cost him his life. “I jumped out in front of a car and it barely missed me,” Merrill said. Police were eventually called to pick up Merrill. However, the writer had other ideas. “The police came and started to tackle me and because the voice said run, I did,” Merrill said. “They pushed my head to the curb and kept pushing. I almost died. I sustained injuries that are with me to this day but I can’t really blame the police because how could they know? They saw me and I ran away. “So my introduction to schizophrenia was a pretty rough one,” Merrill added, laughing. Merrill had been hearing voices for sometime and said he thought he had to obey their commands. “I thought they were guides and I thought I was suppose to do what they said,” Merrill said. “I thought they were a higher power. I thought they would lead me to the thing that was best.” Since then Merrill has received treatment and used writing to help him cope with schizophrenia.The Nanaimo-based poet has written more than 10 books of poetry and has 19 books in total. Merrill’s latest work, titled Distillations, is a 45-page book of poetry with complementary paintings by Clare Singleton. Distillations is currently on display at the Nanaimo Arts Council Gallery until March 2. “When you speak of that book [Distillations] you speak of her [Singleton]. She picked out the poems, she picked out the paintings, she was the mover and shaker all the way through,” Merrill said. Merrill and Singleton met as artists nearly nine years ago at a mental health meeting for the Columbia House Society. Merrill said that Singleton has

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Donna Robinson admires poetry and artwork as part of the Distillations exhibit at the Nanaimo Arts Council Gallery. The poetry was done by by Timothy Merrill and the artwork was done by Clare Singleton and is on display until March 2.

become a close friend to him since their meeting. “She’s an incredible support,” he said. Merrill was born in Moscow, Idaho and spent his early life living in La Grande and Eugene, Ore. As a teenager, Merrill became a hippie and experimented with drugs and alcohol. When he was 17 his family moved from Oregon to Montreal to avoid being drafted into the Vietnam war. “I wanted to stay in Oregon,” Merrill said about his family’s decision to relocate north. “I had tons of friends and I

was very popular.” Shortly after arriving in Montreal, Merrill began working at the Montreal Star as a mailroom clerk. A year later Merrill and his family moved to Nanaimo. Merrill landed a job at the Nanaimo Daily Free Press as a reporter. “They were shorted staffed and they hired me to cover Duncan. Then I studied creative writing at UBC,” Merrill said. It wasn’t until after he graduated from the University of British Columbia that he really began experience symptoms

of schizophrenia. Merrill, who hasn’t let his mental health issues slow him down, said his advice to anyone dealing with schizophrenia is to get help. “Absolutely do not hurt yourself,” he said. “Talk to a doctor first. If voices are telling you to hurt yourself absolutely ignore them and get help. It’s as simple as that.” A copy of Distillations can be purchased for $25 at the Nanaimo Arts Council Gallery Nanaimo located in Nanaimo North Town Centre. arts@nanaimobulletin.com

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Encouragement leads Immaculate on to hip-hop career path

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It was the immaculate amount of encouragement that helped launch one Okanagan hip-hop artist’s career. “In high school I was encouraged by one teacher in particular to pursue poetry,” hip-hop artist Immaculate said. “I just enjoyed making words rhyme.” Immaculate soon began

to develop a love for poetry. By the time he was in Grade 10 he was rapping and was often allowed to complete school projects by rapping. “That teacher allowed me to do essays and projects through rap songs. I would record them and then play the song to the class,” he said. He’ll be hoping for an immaculate reception when he performs at tonight (Feb. 20) at The Cambie as part of the The Golden Tour, which features artists Relic, Fresh Kils, Ghettosocks, and Attikus.

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Immaculate is no stranger to performing. He’s previously shared the stage with some of hip-hop’s most respected artists including, ASAP Rocky, Three6mafia, Xzi-

bit, Swollen Members, Sweatshop Union, Classified and Madchild. “It’s a huge rush. I listened to these guys growing up,” he said. “To share the stage with

them and to meet them is a huge experience.” Immaculate will also be releasing his latest album, Solitude, on Friday. The album follows up his previous records, Fourshadow, My Tall Shadow, and Here and After. He said he feels like he’s come into his own his new album. “I feel like with this one I sound like myself in a lot of ways. So the things I am saying, especially the tone of my voice has gotten a lot more confident and richer,” he said. “It’s a lot more concise and a lot more mature of a sound.”

The Vernon-based artist is anticipating a European tour sometime this spring. “I am really just trying to get behind and build the image and market myself better and not be so much of a basement artist,” he said. “I want to put myself out there and that’s where I am headed. With this album I would really like to do some out-of-country touring.” Immaculate performs at The Cambie at 9 p.m. For more information on Immaculate, please visit www.immaculatemusic.net/. arts@nanaimobulletin.com

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Music raises money for homeless Eighteen-year-old Kennedy Baker is banking on the public’s love of music to help fight hunger. The teen, founder of the organization STAND, is hosting the second annual Songs for Spuds to raise dollars needed to feed the city’s poor one night this year. STAND launched the benefit concert for the first-time last year to support the Potato Project, an initiative that fed bowls of chili and baked potatoes to more than 150 people in a one-day event last April.

With greater awareness of the meal, more of Nanaimo’s impoverished are expected to line up this year, according to Baker, who is looking to collect the donations to keep the initiative going. “It is…one of STAND’s first events,” Baker said. “I worked at the soup kitchen a lot and noticed there [wasn’t] a lot of meals on the weekends and evenings so I wanted to fill the gap on a night there wasn’t food for these people.” STAND – a 20-member organization looking to address poverty – hopes to raise close to $2,000 at this year’s benefit concert, which will go toward food and take-away bags of socks, snacks and hygiene products.

Geneology course assists people investigating history If you’ve ever wondered about your family’s history, or tried to do research but failed, Nanaimo Harbourfront library is hosting a threepart geneology course to help. Over the course of three consecutive Sundays, participants will learn from a seasoned genealogist about the different ways to research and find out about their family’s history. The first geneal-

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Comedians bond over dirty jokes

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The Rez jeSTeRS share the funny side of aboriginal culture at the Queen’s tonight (Feb. 20).

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It was a chance meeting in Victoria in 2007 that brought aboriginal comedians Brian Majore and Dawn Dumont together. “We were contacted to perform for a TV show called The New Canoe and they were having an aboriginal night ... and they also brought in two comedians and because we were the two comedians we kind of bonded over that,” Majore said. Following their encounter, Majore and Dumont decided to form a comedy act called The Rez Jesters and have since seen a few members come and go. Majore said it was dirty humour that formed his bond with Dumont. “We bonded over masturbation jokes,” he said laughing. The Rez Jesters, which includes Majore, Dumont, Chris Gaskin and MC Beverly O’Neil, will be cracking jokes of all kinds at the Queens on Friday (Feb. 21). “We bill ourselves as native comedians and you know we do talk about it [about being aboriginal] but it isn’t exclusively for native audiences,” Majore said. “Dawn and I and Beverley have created our act in comedy clubs. We do talk about being native and native things but everyone can relate to them.” Majore has performed throughout Canada at a handful of various events and comedy clubs. Dumont has previously performed at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival. She has also appeared on CBC’s The Debaters and co-hosted Fish Out of Water on Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. Gaskin has been featured on Laugh Attack, which can be heard on SiriusXM. It wasn’t long ago that aboriginal standup comedy was relatively unheard of

number of aboriginal comedians. “There is a danger of overlap of material. There is only certain things that in Canada. we can talk about “Even as early as 10 being native. You got years ago there were to find your own take maybe two or three on it,” Majore said. native comedians “That’s a big danger. that I knew of. So it I’ve heard a lot of was such a surprise jokes from native to meet Dawn and comedians about find out Indian that she names. I was native even have as well,” one as Majore said. my open“It started ing joke emerging in ... A lot the last few We do talk of native years.” comediCandy Pal- about being ans will mater, Ryan native and make McMahon, jokes like Lorne Carnative things ‘they call dinal, Don Walkbut everyone me Burnstick ing Eagle and Howie can relate to because Miller I’m too are just a fat to fly’ them. handful and stuff of aboriginal jokers like that. So there is in the ever growing a lot overlap when industry. Majore, it comes to stuff like who is considered a that and you need to veteran in the indusfind your own take try, said that there on it.” is a downside to Majore’s pathway the ever increasing to standup comedy

began when he was studying indigenous humour at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George. “I took this course on indigenous humour at the university and we had to do a performance instead of a final exam. So when we got into pairs or groups I was left on my own and I didn’t know what to do.” That’s when Majore decided he would do a standup comedy routine for his performance. “After the first performance I was hooked,” he said. “People said I should keep going so that’s what I did.” Majore, who aced his final performance and the course, has since released a CD and toured across the country. Tickets to the Rez Jesters are $20. Please visit www. facebook.com/the rezjesters for more information.

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Welcome to the driver’s seat

This new 2014 Corolla has been on sale sale here since the fall of 2013 and by the number, I see on the road, it looks to be a hit already. Visit V isit the 2014 Corolla gallery at DrivewayBC.ca

Eco version of world’s top seller stingy on gas Th TToyota C The Corolla ll iis the h best b hi ddesign. i The Th eye-catching lower stance, standard LED selling car of all time, worldprojector headlamps and wide, selling 1.3 million units sleeker bodywork now make in Canada alone since it was this a car people would be introduced in 1966. proud to own. To say the Corolla is a big deal for Toyota is an underInside statement as it represents The dash is wide and flat 47 per cent of all passenger with easy to see, and use, For those that sales for Toyota Canada. But radio and heat controls, place fuel economy the Corolla is also a big deal but the look is fresh and for Canada as it is made in over everything, the contemporary. The seats now Ontario and the Cambridge Corolla Eco might just sit lower in the car to make assembly plant. Cambridge room for the slightly lower was selected as the lead plant be worth a look as it roofline, but I found getting for vehicle development, as takes an already thrifty in and out no problem. it makes cars for all of North car and squeezes even The seats provide excellent America, the Corolla’s biggest and comfort. more out of each litre support market. The back seat has a lot of fuel. This new 2014 Corolla has more legroom because been on sale here since the the wheelbase of this new Zack Spencer fall of 2013 and by the nummodel has been stretched ber I see on the road, it looks by 10 cms. The car is also to be a hit already. slightly wider, making hip room impressive. For those that place fuel economy over Overall the cabin is large and airy and everything, the Corolla Eco might just be nicely put together, considering the price. worth a look as it takes an already thrifty Since the S, LE or Eco models will be the car and squeezes even more out of each sales leaders, Toyota has kitted all three litre of fuel. out with a 6.1-inch touch-screen radio that includes Bluetooth streaming audio, phone Looks connectivity and a backup camera. Faux One major criticism of Toyota as a brand, leather seats are available on the S and LE and the Corolla, in particular, has been drab but not the Eco. The good news is that all styling. Toyota recently has been walking models come with heated front seats. a nice line between updating their lineup

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to be more progressive but also keeping their loyal buyers happy. The Corolla is sold in several different trim levels, starting at $15,995 to get the base CE, but the reality is that most Canadians will upgrade to the $19,215 S (Sport) or the LE for $19,500. To upgrade to this $20,500 LE Eco model is $1,035 over the S model and $750 over the regular LE. I prefer the S trim for its more aggressive 17-inch wheels compared to the LE and LE Eco, which come with smaller 16-inch wheels. Regardless, this model is a massive step forward in terms of delivering an

Drive All but the Eco model come with a 132hp version of the 1.8L 4-cylinder engine carried over from the last car. The Eco gets a 140hp version that comes with Toyota’s Valevematic technology that helps to pump out the extra 8hp, yet improves fuel economy. The base CE is sold with either a 6-speed manual or the 4-speed automatic found in the last model. The only other model to be offered with a manual is the S trim. That leaves the LE and Eco with a standard continuously variable transmission (CVT),

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andd this hi unit i as an option i in i the h S trim. i The upside to buying the Eco is an improved fuel economy score. The regular LE with a CVT has a combined city and highway rating of 5.9L/100km but the Eco model drops that down to 5.7L/100km. The penalty for this economy conomy is a lack of driving spirit. rit. I drove the S model at the Quebec City launch and expected a similar performance because this Eco has eight more horsepower. Not the case. I would take the minor fuel economy P TO G A STOPINK PUTTININ hit and buy the S or regular egular N O G BULLY DAY, FEB. 26 LE instead. SHIRT Verdict The Corolla is a fine update, pdate, Toyota set out to makee a roomier, more stylish and value packed car. The Eco hass no options availavail able so it sticks to the $20,150 base price. I do enjoy the new interior, the styling is an improvement and many families will welcome the space.

This B.C. owned Intermeccanica Roadster wears its colour with pride wherever it shows. It is a faithful reproduction on the 1959 Porsche 356-A Convertible “D”, which the Vancouver-based custom builders began producing in 1982. This car was hand built in 2011 and would cost around $95,000 to reproduce today. It has standard equipment such as Porsche suspension, four-wheel-disc brakes, and 356-type reclining seats. Power is provided by an Audi 1.8-litre, 185 hp turbo fuel injected engine with auto transmission. It has a full leather interior, square weave carpeting in silver blue with pink leather binding. The custom 356 instrument panel has with pink facing and the courtesy lights even provide a pink hue to the interior. It’s a classic in appearance but it does have such contemporary creature comforts as electric windows, power door locks with remote keyless entry, and air conditioning!

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PLEASE READ THE FINE PRINT: Offers valid until February 28, 2014. See toyota.ca for complete details on all cash back offers. In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between Toyota prices, rates and/or other information contained on toyotabc.ca and that contained on toyota.ca, the latter shall prevail. Errors and omissions excepted. 2014 Corolla CE 6M Manual BURCEM-A MSRP is $17,540 and includes $1,545 freight and pre-delivery inspection, tire levy, battery levy and air conditioning federal excise tax. *Lease example: 2014 Corolla CE 6M with a vehicle price of $16,440 (includes $1,100 Toyota Canada Lease Assist, which is deducted from the negotiated selling price after taxes, and $1,545 freight/PDI) leased at 2.9% over 60 months with $0 down payment equals 120 semi-monthly payments of $89 with a total lease obligation of $10,680. Lease 60 mos. based on 100,000 km, excess km charge is $.07. $0 security deposit and first semi-monthly payment due at lease inception. Price and total obligation exclude license, insurance, registration, fees and taxes. Dealer order / trade may be necessary. **Finance example: 1.9% finance for 60 months, upon credit approval, available on 2014 Corolla CE. Applicable taxes are extra. 2014 RAV4 Base FWD LE Automatic ZFREVT-A MSRP is $25,685 and includes $1,815 freight and pre-delivery inspection, tire levy, battery levy and air conditioning federal excise tax. †Lease example: 4.9% Lease APR for 60 months on approved credit. Semi-Monthly payment is $139 with $2,300 down payment. Total Lease obligation is $18,980. Lease 60 mos. based on 100,000 km, excess km charge is $.10. Applicable taxes are extra. Down payment, first semi-monthly payment and security deposit plus GST and PST on first payment and full down payment are due at lease inception. A security deposit is not required on approval of credit. ††Finance example: 2.9% finance for 60 months, upon credit approval, available on 2014 RAV4. Applicable taxes are extra. 2014 Tundra Double Cab SR5 4.6L 4x4 Automatic UM5F1T-A MSRP is $36,640 and includes $1,815 freight and pre-delivery inspection, tire levy, battery levy and air conditioning federal excise tax. ‡Lease example: 2.9% Lease APR for 60 months on approved credit. Semi-Monthly payment is $175 with $4,800 down payment. Total Lease obligation is $25,740. Lease 60 mos. based on 100,000 km, excess km charge is $.15. Applicable taxes are extra. Down payment, first semi-monthly payment and security deposit plus GST and PST on first payment and full down payment are due at lease inception. A security deposit is not required on approval of credit. ‡‡Finance example: 0.9% finance for 36 months, upon credit approval, available on 2014 Tundra. Applicable taxes are extra. ‡‡‡Semi-monthly lease offer available through Toyota Financial Services on approved credit to qualified retail customers on most 48 and 60 month leases (including Stretch leases) of new and demonstrator Toyota vehicles. First semi-monthly payment due at lease inception and next monthly payment due approximately 15 days later and semi-monthly thereafter throughout the term. Toyota Financial Services will waive the final payment. Semi-monthly lease offer can be combined with most other offers excluding the First Payment Free and Encore offers. First Payment Free offer is valid for eligible TFS Lease Renewal customers only. Toyota semi-monthly lease program based on 24 payments per year, on a 60-month lease, equals 120 payments, with the final 120th payment waived by Toyota Financial Services. Competitive bi-weekly lease programs based on 26 payments per year, on a 60-month lease, equals 130 payments. Not open to employees of Toyota Canada, Toyota Financial Services or TMMC/TMMC Vehicle Purchase Plan. Some conditions apply. See your Toyota dealer for complete details. Visit your Toyota BC Dealer or www.toyotabc.ca for more details. Some conditions apply; offers are time limited and may change without notice. Dealer may lease/sell for less.

Yes, you can buy fun cars for under 30 grand. A few weeks ago, I recommended five fun coupes for singles, whose base prices

didn’t start with a three. Readers demanded more so here are five more cars that are a little easier on the wallet in purchase and operation. Disclaimer, you don’t have to be single and willing to mingle to fall in love with these vehicles. In fact, some of them are family friendly. No really, they are. Ford Focus ST- $29,999 Hot hatch? I think so. Ford’s Focus ST (ST meaning Sports Technologies) is quite the exciting ride. As soon as you sit inside the Ford Focus ST cabin, you’re embraced by Recaro sport seats that hug you and don’t let go. There’s a six-speed manual gearbox

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and 270 lb-ft of torque. Yes, that’s a herd of horses under the hood, but driving this sport-tuned version of ST is actually quite agree-

that’s then connected to a 2.0L High-Output EcoBoost I-4 engine. The high-output engine puts out 252 horsepower

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choice of “performance” vehicle on your list, but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t be added. This five-door has some cool features like: a unique RS liftgate-mounted rear spoiler, 17-inch Midnight Silver painted-aluminum wheels, Lane Departure Warning, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with contrasting stitching and flat-bottom design, and leather-appointed seating surfaces with ‘sueded’ microfibre inserts. That’s on top of seating for five and a powerplant comprised of a 1.4L, turbocharged 4-cylinder with 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque. Fiat 500 Abarth - $20,995 Anytime you see a scorpion on something – or in real life – you can count on there being some sort of sting. The Fiat 500 Abarth is no different, except this sting makes you smile. This pint-sized two-door might look somewhat cutesy, but the terrestrial arachnid badging denotes otherwise. Turn the ignition on and the rumble of the dual exhaust comes to life. It’s anything but tame in tone. Put the five-speed, heavy duty manual transmission into gear and hopefully you’ll be able to make good use of the 160 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. That’s the kind of power being generated from its 1.4L, MultiAir turbocharged engine. Along with a performance tuned-suspension, performance brakes and 16-inch wheels, this Fiat might be small, but makes up any “size matters” issues with its dynamic performance. Honda Civic SI (Coupe/Sedan) - $26,245/$26,250

Take the exceptional reliability of Honda, its popular-selling Civic coupe/ sedan, lace it with a potent engine and some cool gadgetry and you have the SI trim. Up until only a few years ago, the Civic SI was only offered in coupe format, but that changed in 2007. Those who wanted performance and practicality would be granted access to such pleasures of life. Setting it apart from its tamer siblings is a 2.4-litre engine producing 201 horsepower and 170 lb.-ft of torque. It also comes standard with 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels and a rear spoiler. Not to mention a 6-speed manual transmission. Whether opting for two or four doors, you can’t go wrong. Scion FR-S - $26,450 The return of the fun-todrive rear-wheel drive sports coupe that’s priced under $30K can be linked to the Scion FR-S. You could also say it is linked with the Subaru BRZ as these four-seater, two-door vehicles were a joint venture product between the two Japanese brands. The FR-S features a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder boxer engine, developed in collaboration with Subaru. It combines Subaru’s horizontally opposed engine and Toyota’s D-4S injection system. The result is 200 naturally aspirated horses and 151 lb-ft of torque and can be matched with either a six-speed manual or a sixspeed automatic transmission. The back seats might not be incredibly comfortable for rear passengers but all the festivities are happening up front anyway. Alexandra.straub@drivewaybc.ca

Drives-U-Crazy. . .

Non- signallers: I want to scream when I am stuck behind a car that fails to signal an intent to turn left until the traffic light turns green. It has to be one of the most inconsiderate acts, especially in congested areas. It’s also an offence, which carries a $121 fine and two-point penalty. Considerate drivers would realize their error and drive on. Ha! They don’t exist. What drives-u-crazy. keith.morgan@drivewaybc.ca

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Non- signallers: I want to scream when I am stuck behind a car that fails to signal an intent to turn left until the traffic light turns green. It has to be one of the most inconsiderate acts, especially in congested areas. It’s also an offence, which carries a $121 fine and two-point penalty. Considerate drivers would realize their error and drive on. Ha! They don’t exist. What drives-u-crazy. keith.morgan@drivewaybc.ca


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Thursday, February 20, 2014

We Salute Nanaimo’s

Truck of the year is a tough gas miser ‘‘

Many innovative improvements were made to this truck to keep up with the consumer demands.

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Ian Harwood

The folks over a GM felt it was time to raise the bar and with this latest incarnation of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado. And indeed it took a major step forward by anybody’s estimation. Competition is fierce in the ½-ton pickup market and with heavy concentration on fuel consumption; it’s tough

to find a balance between fuel economy and a strong capable truck. But the Silverado designers achieved that balance and were recognized very publicly for that achievement. The awards presentation at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit saw GM haul away top honors for the Corvette Stingray and Silverado pickup, which were named North American Car and Truck of the year. You can’t just beef up a suspension and still expect a smooth ride. Chev did: the Silverado utilizes finely tuned shock absorbers that respond to small vibrations and tackle the big bounces with ease. I admit I had my doubts. Driving the Silverado over a potholeladen road did change the dynamics of this truck on how it handled but the shocks adjusted themselves

perfectly. The frame mounts at the back of the cab are hydraulic and this helps to control any vibration. The rear axle size has been increased to handle the larger torque output from the engine. Speaking of engines the Silverado offers three engine choices. The first is a 4.3L V6 with a 285 horsepower and 305 foot pounds of torque. An all-aluminum 5.3L V8 with 355 horsepower and a 6.2L EcoTec V8 that produces 420 horsepower and 450 foot pounds of torque. This engine also has active noise cancellation, very similar to good quality headphones! The transmission is a six-speed electronically controlled automatic with two overdrive gears. It has an estimated combined fuel economy of 13/8.7 L/100 km. Although my real world numbers were not that close, the transmission

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undoubtedly helped push a tank of gas a little farther than I expected. Properly equipped, this Silverado can tow up to 5216 kg (11,500 lb) which is impressive for a ½ ton pickup. The redesigned interior offers more leg room and is easily accessed through the larger doors. Stain resistant cloth seats or optional leather seats are very comfortable. The glove box is a two-piece design and the centre console has plenty of room for files and junk to go missing for years! The steering wheel controls and other knobs on the dash are within reachable distance from the driver and larger enough that they can be used while wearing work gloves. Innovative improvements were made to this truck to keep up with the consumer demands.

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Offer(s) available on select new 2013/2014 models through participating dealers to qualified customers who take delivery by February 28, 2014. Dealers may sell or lease for less. Some conditions apply. See dealer for complete details. All offers are subject to change without notice. Vehicles shown may include optional accessories and upgrades available at extra cost. All pricing includes delivery and destination fees up to $1,665, other fees and certain levies (including tire levies) and $100 A/C charge (where applicable) and excludes licensing, registration, insurance, other taxes and variable dealer administration fees (up to $699). Other dealer charges may be required at the time of purchase. Other lease and financing options also available. ≠Throwback Pricing available O.A.C. on financing offers on new 2013/2014 models. Financing for 84 months example: 2014 Forte LX MT (FO541E)/Optima LX AT (OP742E) with a purchase price of $17,502/$26,202 (including $1,485 freight/PDI) financed at 0%/0.9% for 84-month period equals 32 reduced bi-weekly payments of $76/$109 followed by 150 bi-weekly payments of $96/$149. Cost of borrowing is $0/$838.56 and total obligation is $17,502/$27,041. Throwback Pricing Incentive varies by model and trim level and may be taken as a lump sum or to reduce the financed amount. The Throwback Pricing Incentive for the 2014 Forte LX MT (FO541E)/2014 Optima LX AT (OP742E) shown is $640/$1,280 (a $20/$40 reduction in 32 bi-weekly payments). Limited time offer. See retailer for complete details. Throwback Pricing is a trademark of Kia Canada Inc. 60/84 Amortization Financing example: 2014 Rio LX MT (RO541E) with a purchase price of $15,502 (including $1,485 freight/PDI) financed at 0.99% for 60 months amortized over an 84-month period equals 32 reduced bi-weekly payments of $68 followed by 98 bi-weekly payments of $88 with a principal balance of $4,539 plus applicable taxes due after 60 months. Cost of borrowing is $500.35 and total obligation is $16,002. Throwback Pricing Incentive varies by model and trim level and may be taken as a lump sum or to reduce the financed amount. The Throwback Pricing Incentive for the 2014 Rio LX MT (RO541E) shown is $640 (a $20 reduction in 32 bi-weekly payments). Limited time offer. Offer excludes taxes. See retailer for complete details. 0% purchase financing is available on select new 2013/2014 Kia models O.A.C. Terms vary by model and trim, see dealer for complete details. ΔModel shown Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price for 2014 Forte SX (FO748E)/2014 Optima SX AT (OP749E)/2014 Rio4 SX with Navigation (RO749E) is $26,195/$34,580/$23,602. Highway/city fuel consumption is based on the 2014 Forte 1.8L MPI 4-cyl (M/T)/2014 Optima 2.4L GDI (A/T)/2014 Rio4 1.6L GDI 4-cyl (M/T). These updated estimates are based on the Government of Canada’s approved criteria and testing methods. Refer to the EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors. 2014 Top Safety Pick – U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for model year 2014. U.S. model tested. Information in this advertisement is believed to be accurate at the time of printing. For more information on our 5-year warranty coverage, visit kia.ca or call us at 1-877-542-2886. Kia is a trademark of Kia Motors Corporation.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Driving topless in the Valley of Fire Las Vegas, Nevada – Took the all-new BMW 4 Series Cabriolet on one of those leisurely and slow drives typical of a Sunday through Nevada’s stunningly beautiful Valley of Fire National Park. Problem was that it was a Tuesday and the only other car on the road seemed to be the somewhat inappropriately named pace car ahead that kept our speed to a fraction below the posted 30 mph speed limit (which is 48.280 km/h to be precise). Apparently, the overzealous state troopers, you know the guys with the mirrored sunglasses, had warned the Bavarian hosts that they would hold them responsible for any outrageous road behaviour, hence the so called pace cars ahead of each group of pearl white 435i cabriolets. This topless edition joins its coupe sibling in the new 4 series classification which is really a new name for 3 Series two-door models. Just like the 2 Series coupes are actually two-door 1 Series models. Oh, never mind.

Smokey bears joined the press pack as impromptu pace cars! – One ahead of us pulled off at a donut shop as we hit the highway. Here was our chance to open up. A bit. The 300-hp turbo inline-six swiftly moved through eight-speed auto tranny to 100 klicks in a smidgen under six seconds then I chickened out. (Six-speed manual transmissions will be available in Canada, which should increase sportiness in performance.) Rumours circulated at the evening dinner that a member of the Russian press corps had secured a $1,000 fine on that same stretch of road at about the time my co-driver and I had taken turns to punch the pedal and play briefly with steering-wheel mounted paddle gear changers. Oh, and that’s when he were able to test the true effectiveness of the rear air diffuser (thumbs up) though when it is in place it rules out back seat passengers (thumbs down). And the rush of cooler desert air prompted us to flick the

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Truth is this car is more about looks. How it looks and how you look in it. here.

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Keith Morgan

Anyway, this is a tourer for those with the cash rather than the sports-minded - $67,400 for the test car – so perhaps the afternoon stroll was more appropriate than a blast on the nearby freeway. (A base 428i version starts at $56,600, and comes with a 2.0-litre, 241 hp, turbocharged fourcylinder engine.) If you are looking for feedback through the steering, you are not going to get much but there is no argument that it offers a smooth ride and cornering is effortless at 32 mph – devils aren’t we? Once out of the park, the

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place in the trunk in 20 seconds. We were told it could even be raised in speeds up to 18 km/h. Why would you want to? When that top is in place it truly looks like a coupe. Cool but even cooler when you lower the windows and see it as a pillar-less coupe! When the top is up it offers 370 litres of trunk space (222 litres when topless), which makes it the roomiest

switch on the neck warmers, ah yes, a mark of true luxury. Truth is this car is more about looks. How it looks and how you look in it. And it looks absolutely fabulous, darling, now you ask. Can’t speak for myself. It is simple elegant in profile but a scowling front gives it beastly pretensions. The power hard top rises smoothly from its hiding

in its segment. BMW says it will comfortably stash two sets of golf clubs, if you are that way afflicted. Classy leather interior, with ergonomically correct front seats. Can’t say the same about the back seats but then who wants to share the open top experience with anybody other than one’s beloved? Controls handy though the

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Beefs & bouquets BOUQUET English wildflowers to the secondfloor staff at Nanaimo Seniors Village for the never-ending care and support to dad and I during his final days.

BEEF To the person who took a 10 pound bag of large dog poop along path of Colliery Dam. I hadn’t been there for so long and when I did this is what I saw.

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BOUQUET To Christina, a teacher of smallgroup computer classes at the Nanaimo Disability Resource Centre. She is knowledgeable, patient, current, and provides individualized learning dedicated to each student’s needs. She is equally respectful with her volunteer helpers.

BOUQUET To The Great Canadian Oil Change, who, not only provided me with free air, but took the time to take me into their bay and would have checked all my tires if needed. BEEF To the ferry worker who seemed frustrated with all the luggage, then decided to throw it across the floor shaking his head as if this was an inconvenience. BOUQUET The most beautiful flowers to the generous and thoughtful mom who stepped in to pay the difference for my groceries when I was short. I will pay it forward.

BEEF To those who won’t buy de-icing grit. At the clinic I complained about no de-icing in front of apartment buildings, on sidewalks, and the total parking lot being glare ice with frozen piles of ice, and was met with no comment. BOUQUET A truly heartfelt thank you to Tim’s Automotive and Mobile Repair Service. You have gone above and beyond in customer service to stand behind a vehicle that we bought. We are facing a challenging time and need a reliable vehicle and you have made sure that this is the case.

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BOUQUET To the woman from the audience who asked the woman to turn off her phone. Outstanding performance by the V.I. Symphony, Rick Scott, and the Grade 5 Choir. Too bad that the first 15 minutes were spoiled by the poor manners of the woman in the front row. BEEF To the theatre policy decision maker who couldn’t refund my daughter the difference of an adult ticket, who didn’t ‘initiate’ a highschool student price when tickets were purchased as a Christmas gift. No wonder future generations aren’t going to theatre for a good experience. BOUQUET To whoever is responsible for the Fairy Door Project in Neck Point Park. The site of the doors in the forested area is pleasing and whimsical for the young and old alike. Great idea and thank you very much.

BEEF To the woman who almost killed my husband and me in a crosswalk, then had the nerve to ditch us. We leave our car at home for a healthier lifestyle. With braindead people at the wheel, we may have to rethink our choices.

BOUQUET Natural blooms for volunteer park ambassador, Diana. You are insightful, very knowledgeable, and friendly. Your efforts and enthusiasm for maintaining our parks is a great asset to the many park users and our city. BOUQUET To my amazing boyfriend Mike W. I love you with all my heart, honey, and I’m so happy to find a great guy like you in my life. I appreciate everything you have ever done for me. Never let me go. Love you forever and always. BOUQUET To men who are always well-groomed. This is a sign of selfrespectability and respect for other people. BOUQUET Woodbank Primary School wishes to thank Island Farms Agropur for the donation of chocolate milk and Subway for discounting their yummy sandwiches for our fundraising lunch. We raised money for the Red Cross to benefit the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Thank you for your generous donation to help our worthy cause.

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BOUQUET A heartfelt thanks to Dr. Flesher and ER personnel at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for their care and attention given me.

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BEEF To the apartment managers who have been here almost a year. Who cares what the outside and the lobby looks like? If you don’t start fixing the apartments on the inside no one will want to live here.

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The Nanaimo Community Hospice Society, a local non-profit that provides compassionate care and support to those in the last stages of living, recently received a $50,000 donation from the Nanaimo Foundation toward its Expand the Heart of Hospice campaign. “Hospice is deeply grateful for the support that the Nanaimo Foundation

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“This is only made possible due to the generosity of the citizens of Nanaimo leaving legacies and endowments to the Nanaimo Foundation. We are proud to support Nanaimo Hospice, and appreciate that they have been serving our community for over 30 years, giving compassionate care.” Since 1982, the Nanaimo Foundation has granted more than $1 million to organizations and worthwhile projects in the central Vancouver Island area.

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Friday spagheTTI sUpper at Trinity United Church, 6234 Spartan Rd., Feb. 21 at 5 p.m. $10.

Monday sINgLes TraVeL Club meets Feb. 24, 6-9 p.m., at ABC Restaurant, 6671 Mary Ellen Dr. Call 1-877-5237823, ext. 304.

Wednesday WeDNesDaY MOrNINg Coffee Breaks, 10-11:30 a.m., at St. Andrew’s United Church, 311 Fitzwilliam St. Music by Willie Thrasher and Linda Saddleback.

Ongoing CaregIVers’ sUppOrT Circle. Are you caring for a loved one with a terminal illness? Drop in peer support with trained facilitators. Tuesdays, 1-2:30 p.m., Nanaimo Community Hospice, 1080 St. George Cres. Call 250591-881. harbOUr CITY Toastmasters meet every Thursdsay from noon to 1 p.m. at the Occidental Hotel, 432 Fitzwilliam St., in the basement. 250-7400202 for details.

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group, 0-5 years old, meets every Wednesday 9:30-11:30 a.m., Cedar Heritage Centre, 1644 MacMillan Rd. 250-722-7110.

MCseeDs sOCIeTY Farm market sales, Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2660 Holden Corso Rd. June through October. Call 250-323-3553 for more information. Harbour City Toastmasters NaNaIMO eUChre Club meets for cards Tuesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. New members welcome, teaching available. 250-5854373 for location. IsLaND beL Cantos Singers, an all-women’s choir, is accepting new members. Rehearsals are Tuesdays at 7 p.m. beginning Sept. 11. 250-248-1183 or visit islandbelcanto.com for details. NaNaIMO sUppOrT Group for people living with mood disorders takes place from 7-8:30 p.m. at Church of Nazarene, 2150 Departure Bay Rd. All welcome. 250-7299191 for details. breasT CaNCer sup-

port group meets last Monday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. at Canadian Cancer Society, 777 Poplar St. 250-741-8180 for details. WOMeN’s WeLLNess and Support Group, hosted by Island Counselling. Relationship stress, worries, depression, fears, grief? Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. in a safe, caring environment. By donation. Register at 250754-9988. NaNaIMO beTTer Breathers, a support group for people with chronic lung disease, meets from 1:30-3:30 on the third Monday of the month at the Beban Park Social Centre. Family, friends and caregivers welcome. E-mail ablog@bclung. ca or call 1-800-6655864 for details. WOMeN’s baskeTbaLL looking for players meet Mondays, 7:308:30 p.m. at Forest Park Elementary School gym for scrimmage. Non-competitive. Call 250-7544180. Nar-aNON meets at the Sands Fireside Room Mondays, 7:30-9 p.m. and St. Andrews Presbyterian Hall Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Call 250-390-1216. eaTINg DIsOrDers Anonymous meets every Wednesday, 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Southgate Country Grocer’s upstairs meeting room. Call 250-6182078. CONNeCTINg WIThIN meets Mondays, 7-9 p.m. to explore meditation, chakras, affirmation and intention. Admission by donation. Call 250-751-5851 for address.

NaNaIMO hIsTOrICaL sOCIeTY meets second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Bowen Park meeting room. Call 250-7560931.

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