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Strike action will depend on bargaining I teachers vote 89 per cent in favour of backing contract demands with job action. By KarL yu THE NEwS BULLETiN

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Daniel Bossart frames up the view from the back deck of his home after a section of his next door neighbour’s house collapsed thursday. No one was injured. the city has prohibited occupancy of the house.

No one injured after house partially collapses By Chris Bush THE NEwS BULLETiN

Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene of a home that had partially collapsed in Nanaimo’s Brechin Hill neighbourhood Thursday. The incident happened shortly after 3 p.m. when nearly half of a home at 1950 Estevan Rd. caved in. Daniel Bossart, who has lived next door since 2004, said he watched his neighbour’s house deteriorate for a number of years, and the section that collapsed had been visibly sagging for about the last 18 months. “It started with the deck,” Bossart said. “It started to sag and then some holes formed in the roof and you could see the water getting in

there and then the walls started to buckle.” Bossard said he called the fire department when the section of the house finally sagged in on itself Thursday. Capt. Bill Eggers, of Nanaimo Fire Rescue, said firefighters did an initial investigation and found no one inside, but were unable to determine immediately if anyone might have been trapped in the collapsed portion of the house. Tips from neighbours suggested no one was home. “We’re fairly confident at this point no one was in there,” Eggers said. B.C. Hydro was called in to cut power to the building and Nanaimo city bylaw inspectors were brought

in to investigate whether the house should be condemned. Randy Churchill, city bylaws services manager, said the city has now posted a notice prohibiting occupation of the house on the property. “We’re in contact with the owner,” Churchill said. “What happens then is they have to come to the city. There’s going to be a requirement for a structural engineering report to establish what the issues are and we will work with the owner to make a determination on how to move forward.” An engineering report will help determine whether the portion of the house that remains standing can be salvaged. photos@nanaimobulletin.com

While a recent vote by B.C. teachers saw a majority favouring a strike, job action will be tied to the negotiating table, according to teachers’ union executives. About 89 per cent – 26,053 teachers out of 29,301 who voted – said yes to strike action. The result gives teachers a 90-day window to activate a strike, but no timeline has been set for when, or if, it will begin. Shannon Iverson, first vice-president with Nanaimo District Teachers Association, said the strike vote was a strategy to apply pressure on the government at the bargaining table and negotiations would be the determining factor. If necessary, the strike plan would see three phases: refusal of communication with administrators (unless an emergency situation involved students), rotating strikes across the province and finally a full strike, if mandated by another strike vote. “We’re hoping that we don’t have to even go to the first phase,” said Iverson. Phase 1, if it were to be implemented, would not occur until spring break concluded across the province, she said. In a teleconference, Education Minister Peter Fassbender said he respected that the strike vote was one of the tools of collective bargaining and that the government’s position is to continue the negotiations. He said the province tabled a preliminary offer but has yet to see a comprehensive offer from the teachers’ union.

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A family of four has been forced from its home by a fire that broke out in a Nanaimo home late Wednesday. Firefighters responded shortly after 11 p.m. to a home at 2127 Lang Cres. when one of the residents entered the house and discovered smoke. Capt. Ennis Mond, fire prevention officer, said the interior of the home suffered heavy smoke and heat damage. “Structural damage, there was very little, but it’s going to have to be stripped down,” Mond said. Mond, who was in the early stage of his investigation Thursday morning, had not determined what sparked the fire and was just beginning the process of eliminating a list possible causes. No on was injured and the family has insurance and lodging, Mond said.


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Police look for indecent act suspect A young woman fled for home when a man exposed himself to her on Neyland Road. The incident happened Feb. 27 at about 10 p.m. after a woman, 22, had been dropped off at a bus stop behind Rock City Plaza. She was walking the final few blocks to her home when she noticed the driver of a small, black car that passed her appeared to be staring intently at her. She had also seen the driver at the bus stop and told police he seemed to be lingering nearby when she was dropped off. When she reached Neyland Road, she saw the same black car parked on the side of the road and the driver standing next to it. He exposed his penis as he started to walk toward her. The woman blew a whistle she kept in her purse and ran the rest of the way to her home. Police were unable to find the suspect, who is believed to be an aboriginal man in his 20s or early 30s. He had a moustache and wore a black hooded jacket with the hood up. Anyone with information about this incident or the suspect 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. photos@nanaimobulletin.com

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One of the things that drew RCMP Supt. Mark Fisher to Nanaimo is the level of cooperation within the detachment and with the City of Nanaimo. Nanaimo RCMP detachment’s new commanding officer held a media meet and greet Friday after putting in his first week on the job. He said the eagerness among staff to start on new crime reduction project proposals he delivered when he served as government liaison was another reason he was attracted to the Harbour City. “It was a quite interesting to walk in with the suggestion of a project and watch how well these people worked across the table,” Fisher said. “Nanaimo and Kamloops were examples that I thought did the best job of this across the province, at what we were bringing to the table as a provincial initiative and it was something that was very attractive to me as well, just knowing that there was that level of cooperation and integration in the community.” Fisher, 44, was brought in from Oak Bay Police Department, where he was chief constable, to take over from Supt. Norm McPhail who retired last fall. Fisher was officer-in-

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Supt. Mark Fisher, Nanaimo RCMP detachment’s new commanding officer, wants to familiarized himself with the community before recommending new programs or tweaking existing ones.

charge of the RCMP’s West Shore detachment before he left the RCMP to take over as Oak Bay’s chief constable in 2011. He also has history with Nanaimo from when he worked here in 2008 and 2009 as part of a government liaison committee. Some of the biggest

challenges the Nanaimo detachment faces, Fisher noted, is maintaining the quality level of work in the community and building on successes in times of fiscal restraint. That also means he has no plans to tweak existing programs or start new ones right away. For the

time being his first order of business is to keep his ear to the ground, get out and talk with people and get a feel for what people around Nanaimo think are areas of policing that need attention. “My sense is, in general, they’re quite happy and like what they see, but again, you can’t sit in an office and make judgments based on what you read in reports or assumptions based on that and I’ve never been one to do that,” Fisher said. “So it’ll take some time for me to be in the community and meet with the community leaders and listen to what they have to say about how we’re doing. All of the feedback thus far has been quite positive.” Fisher said a continual focus of policing is engaging youth, starting with pre-school age children, especially those from high-risk families. Programs to tackle high-tech crime and elder abuse are other areas he would like to direct police resources as well. Any plans and programs have to be shoehorned within budget constraints, however, and certain types of crime and how cases have to be prepared for the Crown continue to drive up costs. Changing regulations around medical marijuana legislation will also place more demand on resources as police are tasked to ensure individuals cease cultivating pot to comply with the law. photos@nanaimobulletin.com

Lack of snowfall helps City of Nanaimo stay under budget February’s flurries rung up an estimated $150,000 in snow removal costs, according to the City of Nanaimo. The city spent approximately $257,786 clearing snow and ice since the start of the year, with close to 60 per cent spent on a two-day snowfall in February alone. Last month the city had three-

weeks of ice and an “exceptional” snowfall with 40 centimeters falling in Nanaimo, said Brian Denbigh, the city’s manager of roads and traffic services. Despite the weather, however, the city is close to dead on for its typical winter spend and still under its $600,000 annual budget. “We are pretty well status quo

... and it looks like the trend is for warmer temperatures,” he said, adding the city will be able to work within its budget if there’s no more snow until next winter. The city has been under budget for snow removal over the past two years, thanks to milder winters. Expenses hit $252,096 last year and $453,967 in 2012.

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Coroner identifies fire victim By Chris Bush The News BulleTiN

The B.C. Coroners Service has identified David William Birnie, 55, of Lantzville as the victim of a fatal garage fire in that community. Birnie’s body was found Feb. 25 in a car inside the garage by firefighters who responded to extinguish a fire inside the garage of the home on Myron Street. D o n n a R e i m e r, Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district spokeswoman, confirmed Birnie was the principal of Coal Tyee Elementary School and that he had worked until Feb. 21, the Friday before his death. “It’s been a really tough week for the school,” Reimer said. “The suspicion was that it was him, but until we knew the identity was confirmed we really couldn’t do too much, so it’s been really tough for the school staff and, with the help of parents and staff, they’ve been able to explain it to the children.” Reimer said the school can now plan to hold a memorial for Birnie that will likely also include staff members from other schools in the school district. “We did have extra supports in place at the school last week and we’ll continue to have any required additional support that’s needed there,” Reimer said. The coroners service is still investigating, but have ruled out foul play. photos@nanaimobulletin.com

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Class size and composition are on the table, Fassbender said. “They have characterized our offer as being not appropriate and we appreciate that may be their starting position but it’s very difficult to negotiate when the other party hasn’t put their full offer on the table and [B.C. Teachers Federation president Jim] Iker has been quoted as saying that they’ve had their offer on the table since March. “That is clearly not the case but more importantly, we’re urging them to come to the table in the other days moving forward to get down to serious negotiations and to see if we can find a negotiated solution,” Fassbender said. When asked about Fassbender’s comments, Iverson said while she was not on

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Feedback sought on children’s needs By Tamara Cunningham The News bulleTiN

Residents are being asked to weigh in on the needs of children as the Greater Nanaimo Early Years Partnership revamps its action plan. The Greater Nanaimo Early Years Partnership, a roundtable of local organizations, has launched a community consultation process to help figure out new top priorities and a strategic direction. The partnership has been running for more than a decade with initiatives like Nanaimo Family magazine and an ‘Unplug’ billboard campaign to encourage families to spend more time connecting with each other. Now it’s looking to expand its group and update its direction “with the voices of the community” to guide them,

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according to Amber Bruner, chairwoman of the Nanaimo Early Years Leadership Team and children first early years community coordinator. So far, 600 surveys have been collected from parents on what they believe

children in Nanaimo need to thrive. There will also be an invite-only consultation Wednesday (March. 12). “It’s exciting,” Bruner said. “We are hearing from so many different, diverse sources in Nanaimo so we are really getting a clear and broad picture of what children and families need.” The early years partnership is made up of representatives from organizations like the Boys

and Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island, Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre, the United Way and the Nanaimo school district. The group is looking to have new plans in place for goals and projects within the next three months. Those interested in joining the partnership or giving input into the consultation project can contact Bruner at mthrgoos@telus.net.

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Nanaimo couple gets paid to take a firsthand look at what goes on behind closed doors and get rid of it. Alison and Grant Belbin pulled up roots in 2008 and moved from Kelowna to Vancouver Island. They were drawn by the Island’s climate, scenery and an opportunity to turn other people’s junk into treasure, or at least a living, by purchasing a 1-800-Got-Junk? franchise. It wasn’t that they wanted to get into the junk removal business. It was just something they could apply their skills to – Alison’s background was in marketing and photojournalism and Grant’s in heavy construction and demolition – and work at together. They packed up, sold their house and 24 hours after arriving in Nanaimo they were in the junk-removal business. Unfortunately 2008 was not a great year to start a business. “We bought it from a previous owner and it was a record month and then the taps turned off,” Grant said. For three and a half years. One thing in their favour was a team of employees they inherited from the previous owner who knew the business and their way around the Nanaimo area, but they couldn’t compensate for declining business. Grant took a job in pipeline construction in northern Alberta to supplement their income and the business was forced to downsize to make ends meet. To keep franchises from closing, the parent company helped franchisees where it could, Alison said. “The stress on us was immense,” Grant said. “The stress on our kids, everything.” What got them through, Alison said, was there was never a moment when both of them were prepared to toss in the towel at the same time. When one was ready to give up the other wanted to press on. By the end of 2012 the market began its turnaround and they bought a second franchise in Victoria.

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Grant and Alison Belbin have had a tough row to hoe since they bought their 1-800-Got-Junk? franchise just before the market crashed in 2008. They’ve weathered the worst of the economic downturn and had some interesting experiences clearing out caches of the Island’s unwanted items that have included everything from bicycles and pianos to flaming furniture.

“Now it’s a completely different business because Victoria’s a whole different market than Nanaimo and up [Island],” Alison said. “So we had to market differently, our guys have to have different skill sets. It’s just different jobs.” In Nanaimo and the North Island, people who are overwhelmed by the volume of material they have, call to have rooms full of articles, or even contents of entire homes, cleared out or have or mouldering trailers and campers removed from properties. In Victoria clients frequently call to have a single couch, a TV or a bed taken off their

hands. The business also does city bylaw cleanups and clears illegal dumping sites for the Regional District of Nanaimo. “You see everything from garbage bags to truckloads of roofing material,” Grant said. Sometimes jobs border on the bizarre. A call to pick up a couch on a logging road prompted one employee to phone in and report his find before proceeding. “He called in and said, ‘Yeah, well, it’s a couch alright, but there’s a deer on it and it’s on fire,’” Alison said. Employees sent to pick up a broken freezer three quarters full of meat in an elderly wom-

Cowboys, cowgirls and bowlers are sought for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Vancouver Island’s Bowl for Kids Sake fundraiser. Set for Saturday and Sunday (March 15-16) at Brechin Lanes, money from the country-themed fundraising event will benefit several of the organization’s programs, according to event coordinator Tali Campbell. “It benefits our mentoring programs One-on-One, which is our Big Brother, Big Sister program, it will benefit our inschool mentoring program, our Go Girls program and our Game On program,” said Campbell. Teams of three or four bowlers can register. Twenty five spots are still available. Once teams register and determine a bowling time, each member is encouraged to raise $100 in pledges. The organization is seeking to surpass last year’s total of more than $20,000, with a target of $25,000. Prizes will be up for grabs as well. Campbell said for every $100 a bowler raises, they will be entered into a draw for a WestJet trip for two. A football signed by the B.C. Lions, tickets to Lions games, Pacific National Exhibition and Playland in Vancouver and gift cards will also be among the prizes awarded throughout the event. Each participant will get a Nanaimo Clippers ticket for next season as well. On Saturday, country bar bowling will go from 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and will be for adults with 16 spots available. On Sunday, bowling will take place between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Bowlers are encouraged to come dressed in country attire as per the theme. For more information, please contact Campbell at 250-756-2447 or by e-mail at tali@bigscvi.ca.

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an’s home reported they could smell it as they walked up to the house. Attempts to move the freezer only resulted in the workers becoming violently ill. It was the only job they were ever forced to abandon. Grant said hoarding cases are common. Most times the hoarder’s family or mental health practitioners call for help cleaning up, but in rare occasions the hoarder will reach out for assistance. “As hard as it is to do some of these jobs, it’s fascinating what’s behind closed doors,” Alison said. “We walk into some of these situations and they’re sad, they’re weird, they’re interesting.” Not all unusual finds are simple junk. Grant recovered float plane pontoons from the home of a woman whose husband was a pilot before he died. “Grant picked up a bazooka one time,” Alison said. “A real bazooka.” “I got it from a guy in Comox,” Grant said. “My father-in-law is into military stuff and he said Canadians didn’t even have bazookas, so he must have got it from the States.” Folding bicycles, a piano, wheelchairs, wood sash windows, home electronics and a myriad of items are stacked up around the warehouse. “I’m sure there are people who need beds and kitchen tables and things, but sourcing those out takes a lot of time,” Alison said. Unwanted household items are often given to women’s shelters and charity garage sales, but many charity organizations already have more stock than they can deal with. Charities even call to take away garbage or junk dumped around donation boxes and drop-off points. To divert articles from the landfill, the Belbins operate a wing of their business, called Full Circle, which runs charity garage sales. When the warehouse gets full, charity groups are called in to price items, hold a weekend garage sale and keep the proceeds. “So that’s our way of supporting community groups with our junk,” Alison said.

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Too many of us are left behind

Hopefully Canadians can at least feel a positive sense of self worth, because our actual monetary worth leaves something to be desired. A recent Statistics Canada report trumpeting a 44.5-per cent increase in the worth of Canadians has left many, mostly lower-income Canadians, scratching their heads. According to StatsCan, the net worth of Canadian families jumped to $243,800 in 2012 from $168,700 in 2005. In British Columbia, the median net worth of families is pegged at $344,000. The statistics certainly paint a rosy picture for the Canadian middle class. What most headlines avoid are the statistics for the people in the top and bottom 20 per cent. In 1999, the median net worth of individuals in the bottom 20 per cent was $1,300, while that of individuals in the top 20 per cent was $763,700. In 2012, the median net worth of the bottom 20 per cent was $1,100, a drop of 15.4 per cent from 1999. By contrast, the median net worth of the top 20 per cent in 2012 was $1,380,000, an increase of 80.7 per cent. The report attributes the increase in median net worth for those in the higher percentile to above-average increases in real estate values. This explains why those in the lower percentile have not seen a dramatic increase in their net worth – they can’t afford to own real estate, much less now than in 1999. The headlines may say Canadians are better off in 2012 than they were several years ago, but the reality is too many Canadians are actually worse off. The disparity will continue to exist until an effective jobs plan is put in place, complemented by access to affordable day care and more affordable housing. In this country we can seek our fortune without leaving anyone behind. We’re all worth it. 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.

Canada plays follow the leader on pot laws It seems as though marijuana last five years. isn’t as bad as everyone When medical marijuana was thought. allowed, the government tried Last week the federal Minister to keep total control of the of Justice Peter MacKay floated product. But the expense was the idea of allowing police high and the quality low, and to give tickets to people in most users went to small, local possession of marijuana rather suppliers. than haul them through the Those local suppliers were criminal justice system. He told legitimized with licences to the Ottawa press gallery that grow small amounts. Then he directed his ministry to look Health Canada changed the at the issue and possibly draft rules again, eliminating small legislation because the prime grow-op licences in favour minister was open to the idea. of big ones, contracting pot This could be the growing to companies turning point in like Tilray, which is EDITOR’S federal policy on about to open up shop NOTEBOOK marijuana. at Duke Point once Not long ago this the new regulations Melissa Fryer same Conservative come into effect April Managing editor government was 1. Effectively, pot keen to force harsher production is being sentences on pot treated like other producers, with pharmaceuticals. mandatory six-month All of this has jail terms for people happened without growing as few as six much protest from plants. That it’s now the public, and considering ticketing considerably more as primary enforcement on enthusiasm and excitement. marijuana laws is a significant Tilray estimates it will hire about face. between 40-60 people to work Don’t misunderstand the at the operation at Duke Point. federal government’s intention – More than 400 people contacted it doesn’t want to decriminalize the company as part of a job or legalize marijuana possession, fair a couple of weeks ago, with at least not at this point. more resumes still trickling in. Speeding is illegal, but you won’t Is marijuana simply not a go to jail for doing 95 in an 80 big deal anymore? And did km/h zone. the Tories realize this when Much of the kinder, gentler the (Justin) Trudeau Liberals’ view on pot might come polling numbers didn’t tank from how people’s views on after the leader suggested marijuana have changed in the legalizing earlier this year?

Perhaps it was the marijuanalegalization movement in the U.S., which the Conservative government often looks to for shaping public policy in Canada. In 2012, two U.S. states legalized pot – Colorado and our neighbour Washington state. Last week Washington issued its first processor-possession licence to a business owner who is a veteran at growing medical marijuana. He promised to bring jobs back to eastern Washington with a 21,000-square foot facility. Sounds familiar. Colorado’s governor presented a report to the state government that predicted tax revenues of $133 million in the next fiscal year, according to the Denver Post. The bulk of the revenue is recommended to be earmarked for marijuana prevention and education among youth. A small part of that budget is also set for enforcement. But police are saying it’s not enough to help keep up with the resources already spent on legalizing marijuana. Like cigarettes and liquor, marijuana must be regulated to guard against abuse, impairment while driving and other social ills that might follow in legalization’s wake. Research into marijuana’s potential as medicine is fascinating and compelling. Perhaps easing of federal drug laws will help spur further research on its potential uses.

‘Is marijuana simply not a big deal anymore?’

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Cellular tower wouldn’t be harmful Re: Residents need new cell tower, Editorial, March 6. I live in the ‘dead zone’ that would eliminated by a new tower. I’m a scientist who developed software for AT&T’s cellular system. There are a few very relevant facts that many people may not appreciate. First, cellular technology works because it uses low-powered antennas. Additional users are served by building more towers while reducing the power from each one so that they don’t interfere with each other. Second, the energy from a cell phone tower does not point straight down. It spreads out so that a relatively wide area gets the signal. Health Canada doesn’t see a problem. The National Institute of Health in the United States doesn’t see a problem. The only problem I see is that we don’t have a tower on Hammond Bay Road. The people who oppose the tower are either ignorant of the facts or feel they are special because they know something the rest of us don’t.

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Re: Residents need new cell tower, Editorial, March 6. Our council is woefully ill-informed about the perceived hazards of radio frequency electromagnetic radiation. Our great-grandparents lived in a world with virtually no RFR. Today’s population, on the other hand, has been exposed to RFR from birth through radio, TV, kitchen appliances, modems and routers, cell towers and cellphones and power lines. So if RFR is a hazard, then surely there must have been catastrophic health consequences from being bathed from birth in this insidious radiation, right? Well, surprise, we are living 20 years longer than our great-grandparents. No controlled study anywhere has ever found that RFR is hazardous to our health, except in instances of extreme exposure, far beyond anything we experience in our daily lives. So to reject an application for a badly needed cell tower because of perceived health risks is ridiculous.

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Province putting industry ahead of environment There are thousands of fracking wells in operation in northern B.C. On average less than 40 million litres of chemically treated water is used per well, leaving enough water in the lakes and rivers for workers to drown in prosperity. Some citizens are ignorant that such industries are the backbone of a solid,

sustainable funeral and florist industry growth. The tar sand extractions or fracking is as green and ecological as a grave digging is. The proposed blend of storms, tsunamis, gigantic tankers, and narrow inlet passages guarantees additional oil cleanup jobs for B.C. It is obvious that liquefied natural gas, fracking, pipelines, tankers, tar sands, or such are 2014

To the Editor,

chiefly about job creating. People ungrateful and opposing industry are just lazy characters bent to avoid any prosperity, progress, or jobs offered by well-meaning corporations. Let’s ask ourselves honestly: What did a clean northern lake or river do for any corporations lately?

Council had its reasons for opposing Telus plan

Re: Residents need new cell tower, Editorial, March 6. Your editorial suggested that all of council had been “swayed by fears that this cell tower would radiate harm” upon residents of the area. Had you talked to me or reviewed the debate you would have found that I opposed the application because it required a development variance to allow Telus to disturb the wetland next to the tower. Council’s Advisory Council on Environmental Sustainability has been working on a new policy that if passed would strengthen the restrictions on development along riparian areas in order to protect wildlife. I said clearly at the council meeting that my decision was based on the riparian values of the property and riparian values alone. I appreciate this opportunity to correct the facts.

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LETTERS poLicy: Letters should be no longer than 250 words and will be edited. Preference is given to letters expressing an opinion on issues of local relevance or responding to items published in the News Bulletin. Include your address and phone number (although those won’t be published) and a first name or two initials, and a surname. Unsigned letters or third-party letters (those specifically addressing someone else) will not be published. MaiL: Letters, Nanaimo News Bulletin, 777 Poplar St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9S 2H7 Fax: 250-753-0788 E-MaiL: editor@nanaimobulletin.com

Her very Day 2014 Residents have a right to demand lower property lucky day taxes

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municipalities. We see this comparisons is always the Re: Council facing budget same tactic used time and same. If you’re on a sinking choices, March 6. again by municipal govern- ship with a bunch of other One comment from city ments and trade unions, people, it doesn’t matter councillor Fred Pattje where they try to qualify if they’re all standing on struck me in particular, their demands, whether the floor and you’re standwhere he tries to diminish they be tax hikes or pay ing on a table, you’re still Nanaimo’s 2.8-per cent tax increases, by comparing going down with them all increase by saying it isn’t themselves to others. the same. LMD-NAN-NewsBull-Priceless-103125x35-BW.pdf 14-02-13 9:15 AM bad compared to other My reaction to1 such Or put another way, just To the Editor,

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Johnson saw growth potential within Nanaimo’s cultural sector University graduates. “Nanaimo is the perfect ground for a startup techThe City of Nanaimo has based community,” Johnson honoured one of its outstand- said. “What that means to me ing residents. Shayd Johnson is there are other communities has received the city’s first- like Boulder, Colo., and Portever Emerging Cultural Leader land, Ore., – those communities Award. are similar in terms of a larger He will be honoured on population but they incubate Wednesday (March 12) at the these start-up companies.” Nanaimo Cultural Awards celHe suggested that Nanaimo ebration, which is being held at has the potential to create a the Port Theatre. creative tech cenThe award came tre like the ones in as a complete surlarger markets such prise to Johnson. as Portland. “I was shocked to “Nanaimo has the be quite honest,” ocean, it has the Johnson said. “It is resources, it has a quite an honour to great infrastructure, be the first recipient it is a safe commuof this award firstly, nity and it has some but also to be recogcreative spaces that nized for the differaren’t really being ent variety of things used to their full that I do in the comadvantage.” munity.” Some of NanaiSHAYD JOHNSON Johnson is the como’s advantages founder of Elephant over larger markets Room Creative, a Nanaimo- include a lower cost of living based multi-media firm. He also and close proximity to major co-founded the Green Light urban centres, according to Project, which aimed to create Johnson. awareness for low-barrier hous“In Vancouver there are so ing. many [tech startups]. It’s over “It’s great. I am really excited saturated and it’s expensive,” to have some members of the Johnson said. “Nanaimo’s a community with me and my fam- great place because it’s a lot ily,” Johnson said of the awards cheaper. It’s even cheaper to ceremony. live and work here and hop on Although he and his business a float plane over to Vancouver partner looked at other mar- if you need to, than it is to live kets, the Harbour City became in Vancouver.” an ideal location to launch EleReceiving the city’s first ever phant Room Creative. Emerging Cultural Leader Award “We decided together that has given Johnson additional Nanaimo was a great place to motivation. start our creative design com“It gave me even more motipany based on the fact that it vation to continue what I am had a lot of growth potential,” doing,” he said. “Obviously Johnson said. “I was looking being recognized enhances my around and seeing the improve- motivation to build a vibrant ments going on with the down- arts and culture community and town business association and I to keep inspiring other creative started digging into the business people to step forward and help community and saw an opportu- and create a scene in Nanaimo.” nity for a creative company like arts@nanaimobulletin.com ours to have some success.” Since launching a few years For more on Nanaimo’s culago, Elephant Room Creative tural award winners, please see hired plenty of Vancouver Island page 12. BY NICHOLAS PESCOD THE NEWS BULLETIN

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Lyon, also known as Lauren Malyon, wrote her latest album, Indian Summer, after a period of transition in her life. She performs at the Queen’s this Saturday (March 15) with Wake Owl.

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Singer/songwriter Lyon (Lauren Malyon) was going through a period of transition. Her bandmates had moved away and she was fresh out of a tough relationship. That’s when she decided to put pen to paper and let her emotions take over. “It was very therapeutic,” Lyon said. “I just got it all out.” Those emotions would be the foundation for her debut record, Indian Summer, which was independently released last year. “It was very much a snapshot of what I was going

through,” she said. On Saturday (March 15) Lyon will be performing at the Queen’s alongside Wake Owl. “I am so excited. I’ve been to Nanaimo once before. It was a band trip in, like, Grade 10 or something. All I really got from it was that it is such a beautiful place,” Lyon said. “I knew I wanted to go one day.” The Nanaimo performance is the final stop on a Canadawide tour, which began in St. Catharines, Ont., in late February. It also happens to be Lyon’s first time touring across the country. “I’ve never done this before ... even the parts that are a little bit challenging. I call them ‘good problems’ because I’d rather be on the road and having to problem solve right away than be at home,” Lyon said. Lyon’s involvement with music started at an early age.

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The Port Perry, Ont., native began playing the violin when she was three-years-old and piano when she was six. When Lyon reached her midto late-teens she began to experiment with singing and songwriting. She soon discovered that she wanted a career in music. “I just knew that was the direction that I wanted to go in and so I didn’t really question it,” she said. Lyon is currently working on a new album and has been co-writing with writer and producer Japeth Maw. “I have about three or four songs in the works,” she said. “As soon as I get back to Toronto I’ll be in full force for writing and that’s the main priority.” For more information, please visit www.iamlyon. com. arts@nanaimobulletin.com

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“The gallery is near and dear to me,” he said. “I’ve spent a lot of time on the board, of course it’s not just myself. It’s all the other board members and staff who have done an By Nicholas Pescod incredible job of getting it to The News bulleTiN where we’ve got it.” Niamath along with Shayd When Ian Niamath moved Johnson, Pat Coleman, and from London, England to the Gogo family will be recogNanaimo over 30 years ago nized for their achievements he knew he wanted to get on Wednesday (March 12) at involved with the arts com- the Port Theatre as part of the munity, par city’s annual ticularly the arts and culNanaimo Art ture awards. Gallery. Niamath, “It was one of who is an the things I was architect by always intertrade, has also ested in,” he been involved said. “I always in organizing visited gallerthe annual ies in whichSave-On-Foods ever town or N a n a i m o city I visited. Dragon Boat The public Festival. His gallery was architectural the first place work can be I would norfound throughIAN NIAMATH mally head to out the Harbecause that’s bour City. a reflection on the cultural “I’ve been very fortunate to level of the city or town.” be in Nanaimo during these Niamath soon became years because we’ve been involved with the Nanaimo able to contribute buildings Art Gallery and has since and so on to the architectural dedicated years of his life to theme in the community,” he improving the arts scene in said. “It’s been rather nice the city. and it’s been gratifying to see “I felt that I had something to people using the spaces that offer,” Niamath said. “I wanted we’ve done. For instance, the to help get it established.” waterfront walkway and the More than three decades Pioneer Plaza and that whole later, Niamath, who recently area, which we did some time stepped down as president ago. It’s lovely to see how of the art gallery, received many people are using it. Even the Honour in Culture Award in the winter. It is wonderful to from the City of Nanaimo for see it being loved by the genhis various contributions to eral public.” the community. The Nanaimo Art Gallery has

come a long way over the last three decades since Naimath got involved with the organization, he said. “It has become much more sophisticated. We are basically recognized as an upcoming gallery in Canada, and certainly in B.C.,” he said. “The quality of our exhibitions has improved dramatically and that is because of the staff that we have. They are doing such a fantastic job. We’ve been able to attract very highquality people, who work with us in the gallery.” The Nanaimo Art Gallery is working toward merging its two gallery locations into one downtown location in an effort to make art more accessible. “We’ve been working for a long time and we’re getting to the point where that can happen so we can be open and accessible to the public,” Niamath said. The downtown gallery location is undergoing renovations and is expected to reopen in late April, according to Niamath. “We’re doing some renovations at the gallery right now that is going to increase the accessibility for educational programs at the gallery. This involves students and children and so on,” he said. Niamath believes that winning the Honour in Culture Award from the city will give the art gallery a higher profile. “I feel very proud having gotten the award, which then provides a slightly higher profile for the gallery and all the things that we try to do,” he said. arts@nanaimobulletin.com

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796ml

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630-640ml

99

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900gr

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156gr

473ml

Selected, 600gr

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Special K Cereal

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540ml

680ml

375ml

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960ml

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288-430gr

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Granola

2.25kg

85-99gr

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4

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Oasis

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99

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155-163gr

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340gr

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Corn Flakes Cereal

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550-600gr

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140-200gr

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Organic Tortilla Chips

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280gr

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4

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99

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Rice or Risotto

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Selected, 156-907gr

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4$ for

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890ml

796ml

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630-640ml

99

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900gr

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156gr

473ml

Selected, 600gr

Frozen Fruit

Special K Cereal

5

2

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Thick & Zesty Pasta Sauce

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540ml

680ml

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5

for

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Plus Applicable Fees

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113-142gr

4x107ml

960ml

Fruit Cups

Sahale Snacks

2

5

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5

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1 per QF store. See store for details.

99 ¢ 99 ¢

398ml

2$

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Potato or Tortilla Chips

Quaker

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4$

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2$

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425gr

99

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3

5

2$

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550-600gr

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3000

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3000

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49

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bonus

1

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1

29 per 100gr

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69 PER

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Medium Fried Rice Medium Chicken with Black Bean Sauce Small Szechuan Beef Spring Roll

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99

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30 years since High School Grad LUCILLE VIOLET WILKINSON July 5, 1943 – March 01-2014. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our Mother, Sister and wonderful friend. Lucille left us on March 1, 2014 after a very short but courageous battle with cancer. She will be sadly missed by her sons Douglas Wilkinson, Lorne Wilkinson (Tammy), daughter Susan Young (Jack), grand-daughter Jennifer & great-grand baby Tiffany, her sisters Linda, Florence and Lisa and stepfather Alfie Dickson, numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins and her cherished “lunch brunch” group. She is also survived by her friend Maureen and loving family friend CC who along with her son Doug helped ease her through this final journey with care and love. Lucille was an admin supervisor for the provincial government income assistance office for over 20 years. She was diligent in her job mentoring many to become exceptional public servants. After retirement she volunteered with the elder college and the hospice society where she assisted many families through situations much like her own this past month Lucille was a very spiritual person. She accepted this diagnosis with courage and strength far beyond what most could endure… she was at peace with herself and ready to go with the “angels” “You have earned your wings my dear friend – fly with love and peace. ★Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

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KLYM, Stephen Richard 1922-2014

Stephen Richard Klym, Born April 5, 1922 in Gimli Manitoba, joined his beautiful wife, Jean who he loved deeply and missed profoundly, on February 22, 2014. Stephen was the second youngest of a large prairie family. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Jean Klym; his parents, Michael and Anna Klym; and a total of 16 siblings. He leaves behind a large number of family both in Nanaimo and in Manitoba. Stephen dedicated his life to his Lord Jesus Christ and was a deacon and life-long member of the First Baptist Church for over 65 years, volunteering in endless ways. He loved the old hymns and right to the end would burst into song if he heard a familiar tune. Before retiring he was a long-time employee of CP Transport. With no children of their own, Stephen and Jean opened their hearts and their home to many young people and to many young adults who were just starting their careers who were new in town and came to the Baptist Church. There was always a friendly welcome and a delicious meal to be had at the Klym’s place. Stephen spent the last 3 years of his life residing at Nanaimo Kiwanis Lodge and the family would like to sincerely thank the compassionate and dedicated caregivers for their patient, kind and expert care. You will all be remembered with deep, deep gratitude.

For those who love, time is not.... Missing you today and always.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church on Waddington Rd. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers please give to the Nanaimo Community Hospice, 1080 St George Crescent, Nanaimo V9S 1X1, (250)818-5191. First Memorial Funeral Services 250-754-8333

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HYGH, Violet

Violet Hygh passed away peacefully March 2, 2014, after a short illness. Predeceased by her husband, Bill; and son, David. She is survived by her son, Norman; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild. A special thank you to the staff at the Keeping House for their care and kindness to Mom. No service by request. Donations may be made, in Violet’s memory, to a charity of choice. First Memorial Funeral Services 250-754-8333

ALLEN, Gladys May Passed away March 2, 2014 at the age of 94. Predeceased by her husband Lloyd in 2002. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter Gloria Sharcott (Roy), grandchildren Dean, Lisa (Gord), relatives in Ontario and many dear friends. Gladys gave freely of her time to be of help to others. Her wide circle of friends attests to her generous nature. Her kindness touched the lives of many over the years. Now she is free to enjoy the long rest she had been looking forward to.

Evelyn “Madge” Welby ROBBINS

Many thanks to the caring staff of the Nanaimo Traveller’s Lodge who saw to Mother’s needs during her stay with them.

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Madge on March 1, 2014 with her family by her side. Predeceased by her husband, Don Robbins and her granddaughter, Shauna Brown. Madge will be lovingly remembered by her daughters: Cynthia and her husband Les Melan, Sandra and her husband Bill Russell, and her daughter, Arvilla Theriault; also her step-daughters: Lois and her husband John Campbell, and Bonita and her husband Kees Schaddelee. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. Madge loved entertaining friends and family, boating, traveling, bridge and sewing. She was an extremely kind and generous person with a wonderful sense of humor. She had an undeniably keen attachment to her HAPPY HOUR; please share a CHEERS in memory of Madge. Many thanks to all the wonderful staff at Dufferin Place, you were a blessing during her final hours and we are eternally grateful. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to the Chapel of Memories, Port Alberni, B.C.

(nee Hole, nee Evans) April 20, 1921 ~ March 1, 2014

A celebration of life is planned for a later date at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Port Alberni.

FAULL, Stephen C. December 17, 1960 – March 3, 2014

It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the unexpected passing of Steve, in Victoria, BC. Survived by his mother, Pauline; siblings: Carol, Susan and Adrian; sister-in-law, Effie; nieces, Alexandra and Lauren; nephew, Daniel; Aunt Maureen and partner Dalis; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins around the world. Preceded in death by his father William. Special gratitude to Jack and Angie Harvey and his many friends in Nanaimo, BC. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, April 5th at 2pm at Unity Church, Nanaimo. Burial and Celebration of Life service for family and friends will be held in Port Hope, Ontario in the Spring. Donations to Unity Church, Nanaimo www.unitynanaimo.org and/or the Salvation Army www.salvationarmy.ca would be deeply appreciated.


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Balatti, Victor August (Vic) December 25, 1941 – February 19, 2014

“I’ve had a good life and done more in my one life than a lot of people would do in three.” Were the words of our dear Victor the day he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Victor was born in Vancouver, BC to Dorothy Alice (nee Miles) and Victor Michael Balatti on Christmas day, the eldest of five children. Victor is survived by his children: Victor Jr., Tony, Cathy, Nolan & Megan; along with their spouses and his six grandchildren. Also left to cherish his memory are his sister. Nora Anderson; brother-in-law, John; brothers: Mike, Chris and Ted Balatti; and sister-in-law, Blondie. Victor also leaves behind a great many nieces & nephews and much loved grandnieces & nephews who loved him dearly and will miss, but always remember, the adventures he took them on and the survival skills he taught them. Victor’s life took him on many great adventures throughout BC, sometimes on his own, often with friends or family. Starting work as a teenager driving truck and excavators, logging all over Vancouver Island and in the Terrace area, commercial fishing around Vancouver Island and out of Prince Rupert, owning and operating a trail ride businesses in Lakelse, BC and on Quadra Island, horse logging, even driving cab and being the most fun nanny ever for his darling grand-nieces, Vanessa and Meghan on Quadra Island. Vic also worked as a truck driver and heavy equipment operator on the Nicola Ranch in Merritt, BC, built docks in various areas, owned and ran a log salvage/tug boat along the coast and was always available to stop whatever he was doing to set out on a rescue mission either on or off the water. Vic seldom sat idle unless he was watching a good movie or having a visit with one of his many friends, usually over a delicious meal that he had prepared. Vic had to slow down a bit after kidney disease forced him into dialysis but still managed to deconstruct the Matthews Bay a rather large seine boat at a local ship yard. A man who lived life on his terms, his family didn’t always have contact with him but they were always in his thoughts and in his heart. A true character of the coast just like those of the Balatti & Canessa families before him. Rough and tough in appearance with a softness and gentleness towards children, ladies and animals. “Uncle Vic” to so many and so many will miss him and love him forever. A celebration of Victor’s life will be held on Quadra Island sometime around Easter. Special thanks to the nurses on the 6th floor and Palliative Care ward at NRGH. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Vancouver Island Kidney Patients Association, your local food bank or consider becoming an organ donor.

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION Do you enjoy working with children? Early Childhood Educators not only teach children, they aim to help children develop good habits in learning and in life.

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

Accountant/Controller CLASS 1 DRIVERS Pick-Up & Delivery Van Kam’s Group of Companies requires Class 1 Drivers for the Nanaimo area. Applicants should have LTL & P&D driving experience.

We Offer Above Average Rates! To join our team of professional drivers please drop off a resume and current drivers abstract to: 1151 Milton, Nanaimo, BC V9R 4Z2 Van-Kam is committed to employment equity and environmental responsibility. We thank all applicants for your interest, previous applicants need not to apply.

DRIVERS WANTED

AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 w/ Airbrake • Guaranteed 40hr. Work Week & Overtime • Paid Travel & Lodging • Meal Allowance • 4 Weeks Vacation • Excellent Benefits Package

CALL NANAIMO: 250.754.9600 OR VISIT SPROTTSHAW.COM

We are seeking an Accountant/Controller with strong management skills and full cycle accounting experience. The accountant will become team leader for our accounting department and will play a key role in communicating financial information and performance to management. Our office is located in Parksville and operates two stump to dump logging operations with associated road crews. We offer a challenging but positive work environment and a competitive compensation package.

Please email a resume and cover letter to bllnll064@gmail.com Applications accepted to March 21, 2014. ENSIGN IS looking for Assistant Drillers, Drillers, Night Tour Pushes, and Rig Managers for our Australian Division. Recruiter’s will be in Nisku, Alberta, March 31 - April 9 to conduct interviews. If you want to hear more about our International opportunities please contact our Global group and apply online at www.ensign jobs.com. Call 1-888-3674460.

PERSONAL SERVICES FINANCIAL SERVICES

Must be able to have extended stays away from home. Up to 6 months. Must have valid AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 with airbrake license and have previous commercial driving experience. Apply at:www.sperryrail.com, careers & then choose the FastTRACK Application.

HELP WANTED ARE YOU looking for a new place to work? Do you have cooking experience? Then the Jingle Pot Cafe wants you! Please apply at 2211 Jingle Pot Road. AUTO DETAILER/ clean-up person required. Please apply at Trojan Collision, Nanaimo, 250-756-1266. DWELLING PLACE Health Care Services Ltd requires a Dietary Technician to help with the planning and supervising of food service operations in the health care facility. Full/Part time. Only those short listed will be contacted. Reply: c/o Nanaimo News Bulletin, 777 Poplar St., Nanaimo, BC V9S 2H7 File #360 EXPERIENCED PARTS person required for Trojan Collision. Must know Auto body Industry. Call (250)756-1266 ask for Damien or Daryl. SENIOR NEEDS Cleaning lady 1x month, Doumont Rd. Call 250-390-2167. SWEEPER OPERATOR/ MANAGER for the Cowichan area & north to Nanaimo. Fax resume to: 1(250)655-4895.

RETAIL PHARMASAVE Qualicum Beach - Photo Lab Manager. The qualified candidate will successfully manage a full service Photo Lab. Must be outgoing, organized, work well under deadlines, customer service orientated and familiar with computers, Adobe Photoshop and lab equipment. Must have 3 years experience in the industry, WHMIS and a passion to learn. Reply in confidence with resume, cover letter & references to Sandy Conn Box 970, 720 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach, BC, V9K 1T3 or sandy@qualicumpharmasave.com by Mar 24. Only those short listed will be contacted.

TRADES, TECHNICAL Career Opportunities: Preschools O Strong Start Facilitators O Group Child Care Cruise Ships and Resorts O Supported Child Development

ACCOUNTING/ BOOKKEEPING

TAXIDERMIST full time position required to work in fast pace environment. Must have 5 years experience working on North American and African species and habitat re-creation. $ 25 per hour. Email resume to Kania Industries Inc Nanaimo. info@kania.net

ANNACIS ISLAND Pawnbrokers open ‘till midnight 7 days a week. 604-540-1122. Cash loans for jewellery, computers, smartphones, games, tools etc. #104-1628 Fosters Way at Cliveden. annacisislandpawn brokers.com. DROWNING IN debt? Cut debts more than 60% & debt free in half the time! Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1-877-556-3500 BBB Rated A+ GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES CLEANING SERVICES DUTCH TOUCH Cleaning. Construction, move-outs, residential. Bonded, reliable, ecofriendly products. Call Nel 250591-1619 or 250-802-2140.

MR. SPARKLE CLEANING SERVICES “Since 1992” Roof Demossing, Vinyl Siding Window & Gutter Cleaning

www.mrsparkle.net 250-714-6739

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Nanaimo News Bulletin Tue, Mar 11, 2014 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES CLOCK/WATCH/JEWELLERY REPAIRS CLOCK & WATCH REPAIRS 3rd generation watch maker. Antique & grandfather clock specialist. Call (250)618-2962.

COMPUTER SERVICES COMPUTER PRO.$30 service call. Mobile Certified Computer Tech. Virus removal. Seniors discount. 250-802-1187. U-NEED-A-NERD Friendly onsite professional computer, website and design services. Jason is BACK! 250-585-8160 or visit: jasonseale.com

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

GARDENING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

RELIABLE HANDYMAN Services. Seniors rates avail. Call (250)390-9885.

HAULING AND SALVAGE FREE QUOTES: Same Day Rubbish, any Hauling, Yard Waste. 250-668-6851.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE BY OWNER

ANTIQUES/VINTAGE

FURNITURE

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

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

APPLIANCES

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

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

Counter Microwave $25. 23 white cupboard doors/drawers w/gold knobs $5./ea or $100 for all. Call 1-204-981-6243

NEW QUEEN MATTRESS SET! Brand New. In original plastic. $200. (250)713-9680

CEDAR CHEST- BBQ tools and tank, patio table, umbrella and 4 chairs. 12.5’ Cat boat. Table saw. Ikea bookcase and cupboard. Chesterfield matching loveseat, Steno armchair. Side tables and lamps. Call 250-954-1771.

RENOVATE NOW!

Expanding or Renovating your home/bathroom/ kitchen/basement? Painting, Roofing & Finish Carpentry also available. No job too small. Free estimates. Insured

FIREARMS WANTED: FIREARMS. All types wanted, estates, collections, single items, military. We handle all paperwork and transportation. Licensed Dealer. 1.866.960.0045 website: www.dollars4guns.com.

Richard 250-729-7809

FREE ITEMS

MOVING & STORAGE

DOUBLE BED, box spring, mattress & metal frame, like new. $99. (250)758-4073.

MOVING/ Deliveries. “Lower Price.� Job Quotes or hourly rate. Jason (250)668-6851

FRIENDLY FRANK COMPRESSOR, 3 cubic ft. New, in box; $99. (250)3900500

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. THOMASVILLE 2 piece entertainment unit, cherry wood. Excellent condition. width 45�, height 82� and depth 26�. TV included. $200. Call (250)7292690 (Nanaimo). TWO MATCHING Lazboy recliners. Clean, grey/brown fabric. $200/pair obo. Phone 250246-1481 WHITE CABINET, custom made, base 30� high, 8 feet long, top piece is 60� high. Asking $400 firm. Call (250)586-3339.

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, W/D, F/S, granite tiles, beautiful, 17-pce kitchen cupboards, jacuzzi. (250)753-0160 HUSQVARNA RIDER (18AWD/3 blades) 4 yrs old, $3,200 obo. TROY-BUILT tiller (with manuals), Horse model H60, $400 obo. Construction ladder, 12’-24’ telescoping, $45. Memorex turntable CD/cassette recorder, $40. Variety of fishing rods & reels, best offer. 250-746-7238

FREEZER: 5CU.FT. apartment size. 1/5 years old. $99. Must pick up. (250)741-7717

PAINTING A-ONE PAINTING and Wallpapering. Serving Nanaimo for 30 years. Senior Discount. Free estimates. 250-585-6499

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

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

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HELLY HANSEN lightweight rain jacket, men’s M, exc. cond. $99. obo. 250-753-5589. RECLINER, $50. TV cabinet, $40. Call (250)758-4070. SHOTGUN SHELLS, 12 gauge, lead shot; 4, 5, 6, 7.5. 8 boxes, $8 per box. 1 (250)729-0875 TABLE & 4 Chairs, rectangular+ leaf. $75. Call (250)2444415. WINE MAKING equipment. Carboids, 25L, corks, etc. $85. (250)754-3703

$225,000. Great neighborhood two story home, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath. Completely renovated. See for details.: www.arrowsmithlistings.ca

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS PIANO (SHERLOCK Manning), $600. Beautiful condition. Located in Qualicum Beach. Call (250)752-5373. COLLEGE HEIGHTS, Nanaimo. Beautiful ocean/city views. 4bdrms w/2bdrm suite. Owner will carry mortgage/reasonable down payment. Also LADYSMITH 3bdrm w/1bdrm suite, dble garage +1000 sq.ft. storage area. $25,000 down. 250753-0160

REAL ESTATE APARTMENT/CONDOS

NEW AREA Rug red w/black & white, bought, $300, sell $150. 7’lx5w. (250)585-7744.

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

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 1 OMEGA juicer (Model #8003) $200, 1 CPAP breathing machine, like new, $350. Call (250)933-3900.

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

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

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Power Chair, new batteries, asking $1200. (250)746-8428

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

WOODEN STOOL 28�H $10. (250)753-0744.

WOODSTOVE, GREAT condition, nice and clean. Located in Nanaimo (you must be able to pick up). $500 obo. Call (250)933-5223

MT. ARROWSMITH golf membership for sale. Annual green fees paid for by the corporate passes. Contact for more info. 250-248-2210 or 250-240-0007.

ELECTRIC TRAIN set. HO scale, engine, track & transformer, $40; 3 cars, $5 ea. (250)758-5073

Ivan 250-758-0371

OLD FASHIONED HANDYMAN Drywall, tile, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, full baths, Quality work. Reasonable prices. 250-616-9095.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

ANTIQUE LAMPS, crystal, ceramic smalls, tables, framed prints, dressers. View daily 1pm-4pm. (250)754-3389.

SNOW DAMAGED

HANDYPERSONS

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

SNOW DAMAGED Hedges, trees & shrubs. Trimming & clean-up. 20% Senior Discount. Bill Baines Landscaping, 250-713-3366.

CertiďŹ ed Garden Designer/Arborist

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

LOCAL LANDSCAPES. Residential & Strata Landscape Maintenance. (250)616-2410.

Trees,Hedges,Shrubs. Call for qualiďŹ ed professional help.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

QUALITY GARDEN SHEDS Gazebos, pergolas, follies, greenhouses, studios, storage & more. Call 250-951-0855 ROYAL DOLTON dishes “Japora� $350. Antique chair, $75. Call (250)933-3900. SAWMILLS FROM only $4,897 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw mills.com/400OT 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDING sale. Big year end clear out continued! 20x20 $3,915. 25x28 $4,848. 30x32 $6,339. 32x34 $7,371. 40x50 $12,649. 47x68 $16,691. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-6685422. www.pioneersteel.ca

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

DUNCAN- ONLY $364,500. 2 bdrms+ den, 2.5 bath, supersized rec room, open concept, oak flrs, stainless steel appls. RV parking. (250)710-1947. HERITAGE HOTEL 30 rooms mixed commercial for sale. Asking $399,000. Call (250)735-0649.

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.

LADYSMITH 55+, one-level townhouse, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, nice kitchen, yard, garage. Pet OK. $259,500. 250-924-4398. SPROAT LAKE; Newly reno’d 3 bdrm+den mobile home, private beach & boat slip. Lrg deck & fenced yard. Must Sell! $89,900, 1st reasonable offer. Call 1-250-735-0649 .

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To solve a Sudoku puzzle, every number 1 to 9 must appear in: • Each of the nine vertical columns • Each of the nine horizontal rows • Each of the nine 3 x 3 boxes

Last Week’s Answers

Today’s Answers

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To solve a Sudoku puzzle, every number 1 to 9 must appear in: • Each of the nine vertical columns • Each of the nine horizontal rows • Each of the nine 3 x 3 boxes

Last Week’s Answers

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20. Get free 21. North northeast 22. Uncommon 23. Commit anew 26. Lion, goat & serpent 30. Irregularly notched 31. Lessened 32. Constitution Hall ladies 33. Fidelity

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REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

FOR SALE BY OWNER

HOUSES FOR SALE

APARTMENT/CONDO

RECREATION

CARS

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

TRUCKS & VANS

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

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.

1998 23’ Wanderer Lite 5th wheel. Sleeps 6, N/S, double sinks, tub, shower, microwave, awning. Lots of storage excellent condition. $6000 OBO. 250-748-1304

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.

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

LIVE IN this 3 bdrm house with mortgage helper (legal 1 bdrm suite $750/mo). Have a home based business in the 2.5 car garage w/separate driveway (room for RV). New plumbing, windows, Valor F/P, laminate floors/ carpet, driveway, HW tank, D/W, W & D, all appliances stay. 2 blks to City Hall/Library. Low util’s w/2 natural gas F/Ps, stove, HW and dryer (separate meters). Garden shed/small studio, veg garden and xeriscaping front yard (no watering). A must see @ $349,900. (250)954-0227.

NANAIMO: TOP floor 2 bdrm Apt. Clean and quiet building. Avail. now. Central location, intercom, elevator. Free hot water. NS/NP. Refs. $775/mo. Call Mark/Don 250-753-8633. UPPER LANTZVILLE- Very clean newly reno’d 1 bdrm detached apartment. F/S, W/D, NS/NP, $650. Available now. Call 250-716-6797. UPPER LANTZVILLE- Very clean newly reno’d 1 bdrm detached apartment. F/S, W/D, NS/NP, $650. Available now. Call 250-716-6797.

WILLOW POINT RANCHER Move-In Ready. Mint Cond. $287,000. 250-923-8445 or 250-202-0197. Campbell River

LOTS COMMERCIAL LOT in Downtown Duncan. $170,000. 250247-7208

RECREATIONAL PROPERTY

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

COTTAGES BEAUTIFUL RIVERFRONT private, furnished or not cottage, $700. Wifi, hydro included Avail Apr 1. (250)754-0099.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

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.

Oceanfront, Surfside RV Resort! This 1 bdrm, 40 ft Woodland Park Model sits on one of the most desirable lots in this family orientated park, steps from the pool, hot tub, tennis court, beach & clubhouse. 300 sq.ft. sunroom. 4x6 storage shed, stunning ocean and mountain views & ZERO Maintenance! Membership paid to the end of 2029. $59,900. Live for $260/m. (250) 240-3574

RENTALS

JINGLEPOT: 1 side of duplex, 3 bdrms, 1.5 baths, near school and Steve Marshall Automotive. Avail now. $995/mo. Call (250)758-7055. ROSSTOWN ROAD, 3 bdrm 2 bath SxS duplex. Clean, bright, vacant, large yard, W/D hookup. Avail April 1. $1050. Call Shannon 250-758-4871. UNIVERSITY AREA- 1/2 duplex, 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, 1200sq ft. $1095/mo+ hydro. No dogs. Available now. Call Steve (250)667-3009.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR RENT

APARTMENT/CONDO QUALICUM BEACH Ocean view 1600sqft built 2010. 2 bdrm 3 bath 3 levels walk to town beach. 20x12 shop carport, RV parking low maint high efficient home $485,000. Call 250-228-4623.

Manager 250-618-4510 UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT Large 2 BR. Suites Immed. & Jan. 1

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

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

HOUSES FOR SALE

HOSPITAL AREA: clean 1bdrm, 1 block from NRGH. All appliances. Ref’s Req. Well managed building. $635 (250)591-5937 LADYSMITH- 53+ bldg, newly reno’d 2 bdrm, grd flr, 1000 sq ft, W/D, NS/NP. $800/mo + hydro. Call 250-758-5816.

33’ CONVERTED Trawler with 6 cylinder Isuzu diesel engine with 2100 hours. Ready to fish or cruise. Good electronics, Survey valued at $25,000. Sell for $7,500. Call Jim at (778)421-1310 or Ted at (250)723-8089, Pt. Alberni. For more info or viewing.

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NANAIMO 1-BDRM- $650.+ utilities + $325. deposit. Small pet OK. Security system in building. Call (250)701-3605. NANAIMO: 1 bedroom suites available, 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

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

1999 BUICK Century Classic, Good Condition, Fully Loaded $2000 OBO. 250-914-0902 2001 CHEVROLET Impala. 185,000km. Good cond. Asking $2900. (250)756-9367

SUITES, LOWER 1-BDRM GROUND level suite near College. 2-car parking. Inclds heat/ hydro. No partiers. Damage & ref’s. $650. Avail April or May. (250)754-8150. CENTRAL NANAIMO: 1 bdrm grnd level, W/D, close to shopping and bus route. NS/NP. Quiet. Ref’s. $750 incld’s util’s. 250-758-6968, 250-797-1252. 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.

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

1993 CLASS A WINNEBAGO 23’ Excellent condition. Must be sold. Call 250-752-6484.

2000 FORD EXPLORER XL, under 190,000k, new battery, runs good, clean, good tires. $2950 obo. View at: 413 Selby Nanaimo. (250)618-6800

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UP TO Mar. 18th, 2014

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Don’t feel a need to take charge of others, Aries. People will respond to your cues even when such hints are subtle. Step back from the dictator’s podium.

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Gemini

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Cancer

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you should be able to accomplish your objectives this week, in spite of some early distractions. Things will right themselves before long. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, concern about those closest to you might be foremost on your mind this week. Shift that focus to your own life and responsibilities for the time being. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Your professional life takes precedence this week, Cancer. Allow yourself ample time to tackle all the things on your plate at the office, and you will be glad you did. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Use the power you have carefully, Leo. Sometimes it surprises even you just how great an impact you can make and the widesweeping consequences of some of your actions.

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Clippers fighting for playoff life

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JR. A HOCKEY team down 3-1 in series. BY GREG SAKAKI THE NEWS BULLETIN

The Nanaimo Clippers will need to be at their best now that they’re on the brink. The Clips lost 3-2 to the Powell River Kings on Saturday night at Frank Crane Arena to fall behind three games to one in their bestof-seven B.C. Hockey League playoff series. “It’s a game of inches and unfortunately we lost that battle…” said Devin Brosseau, Clippers alternate captain. “The team that’s going to execute the best is going to win. We worked hard and everything, but we didn’t get the result we wanted.” The contest was another good hockey game, close-checking but with quality chances at both ends of the ice for three periods. The Kings got on the board first, as Lucas Grayson and Ryan Scarfo scored goals a minute apart midway through the opening period, but Sheldon Rempal closed the gap, scoring a power-play goal four minutes before intermission. Brosseau tied things up midway through the second period, completing a pretty passing rush with his linemates. The Kings’ J.J. Coleshaw scored the winning goal midway

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Nanaimo Clippers defenceman Nick Gushue looks to move the puck during Saturday’s B.C. Hockey League playoff game against the Powell River Kings at Frank Crane Arena.

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“A game of bounces, that one was,” said Mike Vandekamp, Clippers coach. “And tough ones, because there wasn’t a lot of inches to be found out there both ways. It was a very close game.”

The Clippers didn’t get deflated after the Kings’ go-ahead goal, but it was difficult to sustain any pressure. “They’re a good defensive team and after they scored their goal they trapped,” Vandekamp said. “I thought we adapted well. We got some time in their end, but we didn’t penetrate to the net. You’ve got to fight for inches in those situations.” The next game now becomes a must-win for the Clippers. At this stage of hockey season, they can’t and won’t change their style as they try to find a way to beat the Kings. “[We’ll] pound ’em all we can, work our tails off, stay physical, be a positive group, have good spirit,” Vandekamp said. Brosseau said the Clippers need to grind it out and wear down the opposition. “We’ve worked hard all series,” he said. “Monday we’re just going to have to work twice as hard and find a way.” GAME ON … The Clippers and Kings played Game 5 on Monday on the road after press time. Game 6, if necessary, will be Tuesday (March 11) at 7 p.m. at Frank Crane Arena and Game 7 would be Wednesday at Powell River … An article on Friday’s Game 3 was published online that night and can be accessed at www. nanaimobulletin.com/ sports. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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VIU women win bronze at nationals T h e Va n c o u v e r Island University Mariners won the last match of the season, and not a lot of teams can say that. VIU’s women’s volleyball team earned bronze medals at the Canadian Colleges’ Athletic Association championships last week at Toronto’s Seneca College. The M’s finished up with a five-set victory over the College F-X Garneau Élans in Saturday’s bronze-medal match, 21-25, 21-25, 25-22, 25-18, 15-12. VIU began the tourney Thursday with a win over the Mount St. Vincent University Mystics, but lost to the Red Deer Queens the next day to drop out of gold-medal contention. The Mariners beat the Seneca Sting to reach the bronzemedal match. Leanna Gildersleeve, who led the M’s with 15 kills in that match, was a first-team all-star at nationals and Alyssa Wolf was selected a second-team all-star. Gildersleeve, Wolf and Tylar Turnbull earned player of the game distinctions and Gildersleeve and Ashley Van Acken were honoured as AllCanadians at a CCAA awards banquet last week. Red Deer went on to win the national championship.

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B.C. Games yield medals

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YOUTHS WIN 11 medals at Mission event.

Nanaimo athletes made it onto the podium at the B.C. Winter Games. A contingent of local youths helped the Vancouver Island zone team at the Games, held last month in Mission. One of the top performers was Lantzville’s Levi Thomas, who won a gold and a silver medal in karate competition. Thomas took gold in his advanced boys’ sparring division and also helped the Island squad to a silver in team sparring. Also winning two medals was freestyle skier Mei Pond, who took gold in moguls and silver in combined events. Gabrielle Courtorielle, who trains at Nanoose Bay, won a gold and a silver in archery competition. Nanaimo’s other gold medallist was judoka Alicia Fiandor

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The Christensen Collision Cash League will end with one final flurry of dollars. The Nanaimo Curling Centre league finishes up this Thursday (March 13) with skins-game action. The Environmental Dynamics Inc. team skipped by Kalia Van Osch leads the cash standings with $700, while Mack Truck skipped by Bob Chlan is in second with $560 and Mid Island Auto’s Brenda Ridgway is in third at $510. Last Thursday, Chlan beat EDI 8-5, Mike Kenefick of Laird Wheaton beat AC Taxi 5-2, Ridgway beat Super 4 by a 7-3 score and Kesa Van Osch beat Longwood Brewery 8-1.

Wildcats girls finish in fourth The Wellington Wildcats put themselves in contention at provincials and came close to medalling. Wellington Secondary School’s senior AA girls’ basketball team placed fourth at the B.C. championships in Langley last week. Welly’s run came to an end with a 57-47 loss to the St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints in the semis. Victoria Brown had 14 points and 10 rebounds in that game and Amber Johns scored 11. Ally Keir was selected a first-team all-star at provincials and Brown was named an honourable-mention allstar.

Team of Year now recruiting B.C. Minor Baseball’s Team of the Year is looking for reinforcements. The Nanaimo Minor Baseball Association’s bantam AAA squad was selected for the award last month, a timely honour considering the team is in the midst of tryouts for 2014. Tryouts continue March 27 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Beban Park Centennial Building. For information about NMBA registration for any boys and girls ages 5-18, please visit www. baseballnanaimo.com.


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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A SP EC IAL INF OR MATIO N SE CT ION TO TH E NA NA IM O NE WS BU LLE TIN

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EDUCATION

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EDUCATION Choices

How to have a safe spring break experience Each spring millions of students from high school and college embark on a pilgrimage to a vacation locale of their choice and proceed to kick up their heels and relax. For some students, the vacation is really a chance to unwind from months of study and is duly deserved. Other students use spring break as an excuse to participate in reckless behavior, including overconsumption of alcohol. Most parents are worried about what their children might do while on spring break. Statistics indicate that 80 percent of parents are worried about their kids drinking, and almost the same amount are worried about unprotected sex fueled by alcohol

consumption. On average, spring breakers consume 10 drinks per day. Some resort towns are the more popular -- not to mention notorious -- for spring break revelry and frenzy. These include Daytona Beach, FL; Cancun, Mexico; Panama City, FL; South Padre Island, TX; and New Orleans, LA. News stations often report incidents that occur during spring break festivities that have gotten out of control. In April 2010, Matt James, a football recruit for the University of Notre Dame, was killed during his senior year of high school after he fell from a hotel balcony while on a spring break vacation. Alcohol was to blame.

Spring break needn’t end in a tragic story. There are safety tips every student can heed to help make their trip fun and safe. * Avoid theft. Spring break draws big crowds every year. Keep your belongings and money safe by always locking doors and windows when leaving the hotel. Try to go to the ATMmachine with friends in groups during daylight hours and always be aware of who is watching while you withdraw cash. If you feel unsafe, go to another machine. * Be cautious in the car. Be especially careful while driving. Many spring-breakers drink excessively and then get behind the wheel, making for dangerous

driving. Always be on the lookout for reckless driving and steer clear of danger. If driving to your spring break location, take turns sharing time behind the wheel with others to avoid growing tired on the road. * Drink responsibly. Most spring-breakers drink to some extent while on vacation. It is OK to have fun if you are of the legal age, but pace yourself and don’t make daily intoxication your goal. Alcohol poisoning is more common than many students know. In addition, the sun can increase the effects of alcohol, so keep this in mind if you’re spending ample time on the beach. Also, remember that being drunk makes you an easier target for theft, assault and even

sexual abuse. * Swim safely. When heading to the beach, always choose a spot on the sand with a lifeguard on duty nearby. Even a very experienced swimmer can be swept up in a rip current. * Always have a buddy system. Whenever going out, be sure you do so with friends and be certain to come home with friends. You can collectively watch out for one another and make sure no trouble ensues. * Recognize not everyone is overindulging. Overindulgence might seem the norm at spring break, but not everyone is engaging in excessive or risky behavior. You never have to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable. Again, this is where the

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Choices

Helpful hints when choosing a college

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Many factors influence your potential choices for secondary education. Keep in mind the following: The time you are willing to invest on furthering your education, cost, location and school reputation.

High school seniors may be preparing for prom or getting ready to receive their diplomas, but high school juniors may be spending their time investigating various colleges.

average score falls significantly below a school’s requirement, applying to that school and paying the application fee might not be in a student’s best interest.

Choosing the right college can help a person start off on the right foot. Here are some helpful hints for students when researching colleges.

* Seek out personal referrals. Students can reach out to alumna of certain schools and get their perspective on a given school. They can then schedule tours at some of the schools that seem the best fits and judge for themselves if the school are right for them.

* Brand-name schools aren’t the be-all, end-all. While the well-known schools, particularly the Ivy League universities, may garner a lot of attention, there are many other lesserknown schools that will provide a quality education. * Think about school size. Students who thrive regardless of class size may not have to worry as much about the size of a school. Those who like an intimate setting and more oneon-one interaction may want to gear their searches to schools that have a smaller population. * Factor in costs. Part of the decision-making process will involve the costs of going to school. A private university will likely be more expensive than a public institution. Although some students deter paying for college by taking out loans, keeping the bigger picture in mind -especially the loan payments that will await students upon graduation -- can help steer school choices. * Be honest with yourself. Students should be honest when assessing their academic history and abilities. Some schools have very stringent acceptance policies and will only accept students who fit a certain academic profile. If a grade point

* Think about personal and academic interests. Some school decisions are made simply by the programs offered. For a student who has a very specific degree in mind, there may be a limited number of schools that specialize in that course of study. However, a liberal arts major can select among a much greater number of options. Also, students should think beyond academics to the athletics or after-class activities offered. * Consider a school’s proximity to home. Some students want to be close to home, and others want to be as far away as possible. If getting away from home to broaden your horizons is important, then keep in mind the cost of travel on holidays and during breaks. While high school seniors are busy choosing prom dates and graduation wardrobes, high school juniors are generally on the hunt for colleges. Scheduling tours and visiting national college fairs can help students narrow down their choices.

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Playing leads to healthy lifestyle

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PLAY AND LEARN offered through parks and rec department. BY KARL YU

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n active lifestyle is said to be a healthy lifestyle and the City of Nanaimo Parks, Recreation and Environment’s Play and Learn program can instil that in children. The program is for three- to five-year-olds and affords them the opportunity to avoid being sedentary, take part in a number of activities and eat healthy. Introducing those habits now are beneficial in the long run and health issues, such as obesity and diabetes can be curbed, according to Tracy Stuart, city recreation coordinator. “For young kids, we know that play is often synonymous for what adults [call] active living,” said Stuart. “That’s their component to really develop their skills in terms of movement and play for later in life. So the Play and Learn program is an ideal situation for that young age group.” The program is offered at Bowen Park, Beban Park, Oliver Woods and Kin Hut at Departure Bay beach and activities consist various forms of play, arts, crafts and music. In terms of the Kin Hut location, there are also additional activities available, according to Play and Learn instructor Bev Short. “During the spring and summer, whenever the weather’s nice, one of the benefits of Kin Hut is the park is just right outside the door, plus [past] the front door, we’ve got the beach,

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Led by instructors Angela Bipond, second left, and Bev Short, Rebecca, left, Manuella and Mia attend a Play and Learn session at Kin Hut at Departure Bay beach. The Play and Learn program encourages children to be active.

so we use that during the spring and summer and as a special bonus to this program, we go over to Departure Bay gym once a month and just go crazy – it’s wonderful,” Short said. Nature study, searching for sea shells, building sandcastles and picnics are some of the things in store for Kin Hut Play and Learn participants. Each session is two hours and can run up to five days a week, depending on location, with

morning and afternoon sessions available. The program runs monthly from September to June and costs $104 a month, with payment plans available for parents wanting to enrol their children for multiple months. “We do register by the month and generally people try and register September to June but there is, in the next few months, March, April, May, June, there are a few spots in various locations so it’s a matter of just

checking in to see where you might be able to find a space,” said Stuart. “Generally people like to have some consistency with the kids, so if they register they tend to try and want September to June but you can register for only one month or pick and choose months,” she said. For more information, please call 250-756-5200 or visit www. nanaimo.ca. reporter@nanaimobulletin.com

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Passion helps fuel activities BY TAMMY TOOR Passion – it’s a word I have been thinking a lot about lately. I heard it mentioned from athletes at the Sochi Olympics, I felt it from the winners of the Oscars as they delivered their acceptance speeches, and I saw it on the faces of the musicians at a concert I attended recently. I’ve always admired people who have found their passion in life. Some people seem to be been born with it while others find it after trying and experiencing many things. According to a definition I found, passion is a “strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something.” I have to admit that I have sometimes envied those people who are passionate because I have never thought of myself as a person with a passion. I have come to realize, however, that I do have passion. The difference perhaps is that mine is not focused in a single area. See ‘PROGRAMS’ /31

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Programs help ignite passions who is obsessed with photography or a family member who is a master chef. Spend time with the people whose abilities could help spark a new passion within you. Their enthusiasm might be contagious. Take up a new hobby – When I was younger, my interests revolved around music and drama. Then, through some encouragement from friends and a keen interest to get healthy, I started to exercise. Being active has since become a big part of my life, and I rarely let a day go by when I don’t set aside some time to pursue my new-found “passion.” One of our objectives at the City of Nanaimo is to provide our community

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I have a multitude of passions, including health and fitness and singing among others, and each of these evokes a strong feeling of enthusiasm and excitement. Maybe you can relate. Maybe you’re like me and have many things that bring you life satisfaction and happiness, and it’s not just about that “one thing.” In any case, here are some ideas for adding to your list of passions: Ask yourself some questions – What have you always wanted to try? What talents of others do you admire? Perhaps these questions will lead you to pursue an area of interest that will lead to a passion. Be sociable – You may have a friend

with a variety of recreation experiences. These experiences could be the gateway to pursuing new interests. If you’re looking for some ideas, pick up a copy of our new Spring and Summer Activity Guide. We have hundreds of options to help you on your pathway to expanding your interests, experiences and perhaps even helping you find a new passion.

I know I’m looking to expand my list of passions. Maybe I’ll try a Spanish class. For information on Parks, Recreation and Environment events and programs, please visit our website at www. nanaimo.ca or call us at 250-756-5200. u Tammy Toor is a communications and graphics specialist with the City of Nanaimo.

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