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Nanaimo RCMP are investigating a stabbing early Sunday in the 200 block of Craig Street. Emergency services received a 911 call shortly after 7 a.m. about a male who had been stabbed multiple times. When police arrived they found a 19-year-old man in an alley with life threatening injuries. He was treated at the scene by paramedics and rushed to Nanaimo

Regional General Hospital. The victim will remain in hospital several days, but is expected to recover. Mounties found one female and three males, age 13 to 19, in a nearby residence and took them into custody. “It appears an altercation ensued in one of the units of the apartment block,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman. The apartment was secured by officers until a search warrant

was granted so the unit could be entered and searched. The investigation is continuing and charges are being considered. O’Brien said one of the suspects was scheduled to appear in Nanaimo Provincial Court Monday. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www. nanaimocrimestoppers.com. photos@nanaimobulletin.com

The City of Nanaimo will contract 911 services to the RCMP, despite a muchcheaper alternative. Nanaimo city councillors voted 7-2 in February to sign a five-year memorandum of understanding with the RCMP to provide 911 services, according to recently released in-camera documents. The contract will cost the Central Island 911 partnership, which includes Nanaimo, Cowichan Valley Regional District and Nanaimo Regional District, $745,000. Nanaimo’s share will be $335,250, with the potential for additional costs if the RCMP needs to upgrade software – a move that could cost up to a halfmillion dollars. According to city staff, Nanaimo had to reconsider how 911 service is provided after the RCMP advised in September the function is no longer part of its core business and would be terminated without a five-year

contract and payment of a new management fee. The RCMP had been providing the service since 1994. The ultimatum had the city – and other B.C. communities whose 911 was handled by the RCMP – mulling alternatives like Vancouver-based E-Comm 911. The call answer service has already been picked up by regional districts like Fraser-Fort George, Cariboo and Kitimat-Stikine as an alternative to the provincial operational communications centre. It takes the initial call before sending it to local dispatch and is considerably cheaper, according to staff members who favoured the shift to the company. E-Comm would have cost the partnership $280,000 and the city $126,000, without future software costs or losses to local jobs. Positions would have been cut through attrition. C o u n c i l l o r s G e o rg e Anderson and Bill McKay, who both voted against going with the RCMP, said the option meant cost savings without risks to service. Money saved could have gone toward other expenses.

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Prove to young people they can influence city decisions, and seats on Nanaimo’s first youth advisory council could start to fill, says city social planner John Horn. The City of Nanaimo has seen a half-dozen people vie for a chance to join the mayor’s new youth advisory committee, leaving another six seats vacant in the weeks leading up to the application deadline. Horn said he hopes to see more candidates and acknowledges it will be a challenge to spread the word and get this “off the ground.” While the response to a youth advisory body is positive, it’s still a novel idea for youths to have the ear of politicians, he said. To fill more seats, he believes the youth council needs to show tangible benefits to young people. “I think some of them have to get their heads around the idea that even though they are not ... [homeowners] they can still have a role in city decision making,” Horn said. The City of Nanaimo created a new youth advisory council last

January, with aims of giving future taxpayers a platform to address issues like urban planning, environment and public safety. The group, made up of young people aged 15 to 24, will have an ‘unprecedented’ level of access to city council for an advisory body, according to the City of Nanaimo. Youths are currently being sought to sit on the council, but so far the city isn’t seeing the same uptake as its other committees. Horn says the challenge is that the advisory body is so new. People want to sit on the environmental or social planning committee because they see them as a way to make positive change. “That hasn’t been established for the youth advisory committee,” Horn said. Coun. George Anderson, who helped spearhead the council, believes the city just needs to do more to get the information to young people. He says there seems to be a desire among youths to have their voices heard and while not a lot of people have applied, he’s encouraged by the numbers so far. Applications are accepted until March 31. For more information, please visit www.nanaimo.ca. news@nanaimobulletin.com

Tourist rescued from rising tide A rope rescue team from Nanaimo Fire Rescue had to retrieve a woman who was stranded by the rising tide on the weekend. Emergency crews were called in shortly before 11 a.m. when witnesses saw a woman on the Nanaimo River Estuary, who had been caught off guard by the speed of the incoming tide, swimming from island to island as she tried to make her way back to shore near the Living Forest Campground on Maki Road. Her path was finally blocked by a 10-metre high bank and the ris-

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Additions to the Nanaimo police force and construction of a $2.4-million fire hall are on hold after the latest wave of budget talks. Nanaimo city council recently approved a list of projects and services for this year’s budget tallying a 2.2-per cent tax hike. Nanaimo politicians have been reviewing 400 decisions with the potential to affect taxes as part of a new approach to financial planning and while no cuts were made, they did alter the list. The majority of changes were to protective services, which will see $86,000 in overtime added to fire services to ensure four-man crews respond to fire calls, and a one-year delay for a police hiring plan and construction of the No. 6 fire station. With crime on the decline and a new top cop, some city politicians say it’s time for the city to review the necessity of adding to the force. They agree with holding off on $543,357 for additional police members for another year. The fire hall also has a new chief and fire services model to consider, which supporters cited as the reason for bumping the $2.4-million Hammond Bay fire hall and $1.09 million in equipment,

trucks and staffing by 12 months. “I’d say council has done its job,” said Coun. George Anderson of this year’s budget decisions. “Council has looked at priorities for the community and said this is what [it] believes ... we need in order to make sure our community is running smoothly.” The City of Nanaimo has been undergoing a new financial approach this year that gives politicians a greater hand in building the budget. This month council members were given the choice of approving a list of decisions – for a total 2.8 per cent tax increase – or making changes that included adding their own priority expenses. Council opted to write in new costs, from increased per capita cultural funding and $50,000 for a new section of E&N Trail. But most of the changes were aimed at protective ser vices, including the RCMP, whose contract is anticipated to take up $20.7 million or approximately 17 per cent of this year’s operating budget. The RCMP can’t expect the municipality to pay for both an increase in its contract, which is 8.3-per cent higher over 2012, and additional staff members, according to Coun. Bill McKay, who agrees with the need to hold off on costs. Anderson says it’s also time to have a discussion with the new officer in charge about whether the previously approved plan to hire more police officers is still necessary when crime

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rates are declining and residents seem to be getting effective service. RCMP Supt. Mark Fisher was not available to comment on what a halt to the staffing plan will mean, but Mike Dietrich, the city’s manager of police support services, says the recent decision to shuffle expenses in the five-year plan will undoubtedly have an impact. The postponement of the fire hall was also held off – a move Coun. Fred Pattje said has happened at least several times before. He disagrees with the move, pointing out that the city promotes development in the Hammond Bay area and fire services should go hand-inhand with it. Other council members, however, say there should be discussions with the new fire chief and a review of the integrated risk management plan. The next step in the financial process will be for city council to pass its financial bylaw, which has a May 15 deadline. news@nanaimobulletin.com

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The Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre is hosting a pair of reconciliation sessions Thursday and Friday (March 27-28). The reconciliation process in Canada stems from physical, mental and sexual abuse committed against aboriginal students in residential schools, and workshops will include videos, testimony from survivors and discussion. “It’s to bring and share awareness and acknowledgement to the many aspects of residential schools experienced and how it’s currently impacting people within our community,” said Claudio Aguilera, part of the Tillicum Lelum centre management team. According to organizer

Randy Fred, himself a survivor of Alberni Indian Residential School, the sessions will pose some basic questions to participants: What are our expectations of reconciliation? What does reconciliation mean to us? What can I do to help work towards true reconciliation in central Vancouver Island? “It’s a two-way process,” Fred said. “The dialogue is stemming from the Indian residential school legacy, which had a really negative impact on aboriginal people, and we’re looking at reconciliation, not as a process of assimilation but more as a process of being able to exist together in a society.” Fred said he is excited to hear and see the input and feedback from the sessions. Speaking about the abuse is therapeutic. During a six-year court case, Fred said that listening to his story over and over again helped him move forward, which wasn’t easy. “It’s difficult because the broad symptoms are insecurity, denial, alcoholism, drug

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But those who decided to go with the status quo had concerns about the effect outsourcing could have on CUPE negotiations, the loss of geographic knowledge and time to consider alternatives. “Sometimes there’s more to things than just money,” said Coun. Fred Pattje, who voted to stay with the RCMP. “There is no doubt E-Comm is cheaper. The truth of the matter is we are dealing with a union, CUPE, whose members would be affected by it.” The RCMP officially served notice it would terminate the provision of 911 services

last September, although staff members say the ultimatum was first broached a year ago. Nanaimo has always paid for the 911 system, which amounted to $632,064 in 2013, but the RCMP managed it through its operational communications centre at no charge, according to Mike Dietrich, the city’s manager of police support services. Now the RCMP says the service is not part of its multimillion-dollar policing contract and the city and its partners should pay to have them manage the operation. With the potential for cost savings, however, Anderson says he feels it would

have been a better decision to turn over the service to E-Comm. There would have been no job losses and the city could reduce the costs of its 911 system, he said. “In our budget process we have talked about spending money wisely and making sure we are providing high levels of service ... and in this case, council has made a decision that provides less service for much more money and that’s a concern to me,” Anderson said. McKay also doesn’t understand why the city didn’t choose cost savings, especially with a purchasing policy that encourages the city to go local only if qual-

ity, service and price are the same. In this case, the city could have seen “significant savings” but opted not to go with an outside contract. “What’s our thinking? If it’s our own employees, even though we can save hundreds by going somewhere else, we will stay?” McKay said. Coun. Diana Johnstone said she decided to stay with the RCMP to keep jobs local and maintain geographic knowledge, which she saw as a safety issue. The memorandum of understanding has a oneyear exit clause. Staff will review other options.

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A new organization is looking to put Nanaimo on the map for more than its namesake treat. It wants the city to become the entrepreneurial capital of Canada. Startup Nanaimo, a grassroots, not-for-profit organization, officially launches this week with a mission to support and grow a community of entrepreneurs and innovators. The organization started earlier this year when parent organization Startup Canada announced the Harbour City as one of five cities allowed to join into its cross-country network. For Startup’s directors, the opportunity means potential. They want to use their new organization to create a vibrant entrepreneurial culture to offer unique ways for startups to network, connect to local resources and support their success. There’s a movement underfoot, they say. More home-based businesses are seeking connections outside the home, baby boomers are building succession plans and local agencies are coming up with new initiatives like co-working spaces to make Nanaimo attractive to professionals. Startup Nanaimo plans to keep the momentum going with hopes of helping to grow 100 new start-ups a year. “The potential is huge,” said Kelsey Wolff, a director, who points to the successes of other startup communities like Prince George that have attracted and retained talent that contributes to the local economy. “I think the potential is almost limitless for Nanaimo ... if we are able

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to work together and collaborate with partner organizations and increase our entrepreneurial leads.” Wolff and three other directors have begun their introduction to Nanaimo with a reading circle and monthly coffee meet up for people to discuss new business ideas. Now they are hosting Startup’s official launch and planning an unConference to discuss the future of entrepreneurialism in the Harbour City. The group also plans to support the work of other agencies by promoting their events on a national scale and helping them connect and collaborate on different projects. The group will bring together positive energy and create chances for motivated, “want-tochange-the-world type people” to create their own opportunities in Nanaimo, says director Ken Hammer. “It’s creating culture and infrastructure where [entrepreneurs] are supported,” he said. The Startup launch happens from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today (March 25) at the Nanaimo Museum. news@nanaimobulletin.com

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Rethink new recycling plan In B.C., we should be leaders and forward thinkers when it comes to recycling. But the province’s producer-pay recycling scheme needs a rethink. The provincial government’s push for a new system is based on the concept of charging manufacturers whose products contribute to the waste stream, such as plastic packaging. The soon to become government-mandated program is going to penalize some unfairly, including citizens. For instance, it will hit the newspaper industry with a 20 cent per kilogram cost for its “packaging” – the very paper the newspapers are printed on. That vested interest aside, it’s debatable whether the new system will achieve its environmental goals, while simultaneously driving up costs for consumers. Although the Multi Material B.C. collection system may have benefits for communities that currently do not have adequate curbside recycling programs, it is not needed in Nanaimo, where the city and the region have been achieving high rates of waste diversion through their own recycling collection. Maintaining Nanaimo’s current program is good for the environment, and residents who receive curbside pickup of glass containers and other recyclables that MMBC wants separated. Local consumers will effectively pay the cost of recycling twice, as producers build the price of the MMBC program into their products, and taxpayers foot the bill for curbside pickup. Though MMBC recently provided exemptions for small businesses, the program will negatively impact some Vancouver Island economic engines such as farming, where consumer preference drives the use of plastic clamshell containers for retail sales – dumping the cost onto farmers, and ultimately, customers. This is a program that needs to be put on hold and reconsidered in its entirety. 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.

Solutions needed to climate change Because nature doesn’t always seemed worthwhile. behave the same in a lab, test Then, for the past few decades, tube or computer program as it a catastrophic consequence of does in the real world, scientists our profligate use of fossil fuels and engineers have come up has loomed. Burning them has with ideas that didn’t turn out as released excessive amounts of expected. carbon dioxide into the atmoDDT was considered a panacea sphere, creating a thick, heatfor a range of insect pest issues, trapping blanket. Along with our from controlling disease to help- destruction of natural carboning farmers. But we storing environments, didn’t understand such as forests and SCIENCE bioaccumulation wetlands, this has MATTERS back then – toxins steadily increased David Suzuki concentrating up the global average temperwith Ian Hanington food chain, risking the atures, causing climate health and survival of change. animals from birds to We’re now faced humans. Chlorofluowith ever-increasing rocarbons, or CFCs, extreme weatherseemed so terrific we related events and put them in everyphenomena such as thing from aerosol ocean acidification, cans to refrigerators. which affects myriad Then we learned they damage marine life, from shellfish to corthe ozone layer, which protects als to plankton. The latter prous from harmful solar radiation. duce oxygen and are at the very We’re now facing the most seri- foundation of the food chain. ous unintended consequence Had we addressed the problem ever: climate change from burnfrom the outset, we could have ing fossil fuels. solutions in place. We could We knew fairly early that pollu- have found ways to burn less tion affected human health, but fossil fuel without massively that didn’t seem insurmountdisrupting our economies and able. We just needed to improve ways of life. But we’ve become fuel efficiency and create better addicted to the lavish benefits pollution-control standards. that fossil fuels have offered, and That reduced rather than elimithe wealth and power they’ve nated the problem and only provided to industrialists and partly addressed an issue that governments. And so there’s appears to have caught us offbeen a concerted effort to deny guard: the limited availability of or downplay the problem. these fuels. But the trade-offs Now that climate change has

become undeniable, with consequences getting worse daily, many experts are eyeing solutions. Some are touting massive technological fixes, such as dumping large amounts of iron filings into the seas to facilitate carbon absorption, pumping nutrient-rich cold waters from the ocean depths to the surface, building giant reflectors to bounce sunlight back into space and irrigating vast deserts. But we’re still running up against those pesky unintended consequences. Scientists at the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel, Germany, studied five geoengineering schemes and concluded they’re “either relatively ineffective with limited warming reductions, or they have potentially severe side effects and cannot be stopped without causing rapid climate change.” That’s partly because we don’t fully understand climate and weather systems and their interactions. That doesn’t mean we should rule out geoengineering. Climate change is so serious that we’ll need to marshal everything we have to confront it, and some methods appear to be more benign than others. But geoengineering isn’t the solution. And it’s no excuse to go on wastefully burning fossil fuels. We must conserve energy and find ways to quickly shift to cleaner sources.

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Recycling a better solution than incinerating To the Editor,

The proposal to build an incinerator at Duke Point to burn garbage from Metro Vancouver must be stopped in its tracks. This project makes no sense for a multitude of reasons. In Europe, as recycling has improved, incinerators require imported waste to continue operation. If the beast is built at Duke Point we will need to feed it and if Metro Vancouver makes serious moves towards zero waste then what? Are we also going to start importing waste? Too much of the debate centres around whether incinerating garbage is better than landfilling. The question of whether we should burn or bury our garbage is the wrong question. We should be asking, how do we reduce the amount of waste we are creating? And how can we better reuse our waste and then recycle what is left over? Over-packaging of consumer goods has increased astronomically. One solution is to tax single-use disposable items and packaging that is not biodegradable or fully recyclable. Higher eco-fees and return deposits are needed for goods that are difficult or expensive to recycle. Incinerating garbage only dumps the problem in the air rather than the landfill. There are serious health

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concerns. The real solution is to reduce, reuse and recycle. The City of Nanaimo and the Regional District of Nanaimo should be saying yes to the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange and saying no to an incinerator at Duke Point.

Paul Manly Nanaimo

B.C. Ferries in need of drastic changes To the Editor,

Re: Options exist to keep ferries afloat, Opinion, March 18. If, as Transportation Minister Todd Stone says, the cut to ferry services and cost reductions are needed to keep fares from rising further, why isn’t he looking at the cost to staff the ferries or the benefits that they get? Why is a person selling ferry tickets from a booth getting paid over $20 an hour? Not to mention the money paid out to the managerial staff as bonuses. In the private sector, if a business is not

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making profit, then good luck trying to get a bonus. There needs to be drastic changes to how the ferries are governed and not by cutting services. This is an essential public service when living on an island. How are the truckers delivering products to these islands going to cope with more cuts to services? This is a ripple effect which will trickle down, slowing the economy to a grinding halt. Tourism included. So, who’s suffering? Everyone.

Deborah Teixeira Nanaimo

To the Editor,

Re: Options exist to keep ferries afloat, Opinion, March 18. In a perfect world, things would never go up in price. In reality, unless people want user fees where people pay for increased service, we are forced to rely on B.C. Ferries to optimize as best it can. Or you can move to the mainland where the problem goes away. Remember, the government is ultimately us so either way we are going to foot the bill.

R. Gillanders via e-mail

I’d like to raise a couple of points with respect to the costs of recycling, and whether taxpayers benefit from non-profit organizations taking on some of the work. In the early 1980s the Recycling Depot, a non-profit society, had the mandate to work for the public’s best interest. The goal of a break-even budget could see marginal materials recycled that would be left behind by profit-making ventures. That is, profits from the recyclables that make money could be re-invested, diverting marginal materials that didn’t produce a return. Non-profit organizations can be as efficient and capable as any business. A number of essential services can be handled just as well by charities who wish to invest their skills, experience and hard work for the betterment of our society. Instead of starving them of very modest operating funds we should be applauding their efforts and trying to enable them to do more. The rewards to society are far and above the relatively minor costs. I would encourage the RDN and city to consider the benefits of the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange, and to do all they can to keep them operating and our taxpayers well served.

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A feisty old lady who refuses to kick the bucket gives the Grim Reaper a run for his money. That’s the storyline of Grim and Fischer, an award-winning theatrical play produced by Wonderheads Theatre that features prominent use of fullfaced masks. Grim and Fischer will be on stage at Vancouver Island University’s Malaspina Theatre Thursday to Saturday (March 27-29). Wonderheads Theatre co-founder and actor Kate Braidwood said “live action Pixar” is a simple way to describe the production style. “That’s sort of our elevator pitch,” Braidwood said. “It’s a bit cartoonish and larger than life and also in tone it’s very funny and very poignant in the way that Pixar can be. It’s just for kids like Pixar is, but Pixar works on different levels, which we do as well for adults and younger folks.” Grim and Fischer, which is about an old lady named Mrs. Fischer who encounters the Grim Reaper, touches on the theme of dying and death in a humorous and emotional way. “We think it is really impor-

tant to laugh even in the hard times in life,” Braidwood, a University of Victoria graduate, said. “So it definitely walks that line of funny and poignant. It’s entertaining and moving, and I hope it is that for people ... I want to make people laugh and cry. That was part of the reason for creating this piece because it is about death.” The Wonderheads Theatre was founded in Portland, Ore., by Braidwood and Andrew Phoenix, specializing in visual storytelling and mask performance. Braidwood, who plays Mrs. Fischer, describes her character as “quite a feisty grandmother.” The inspiration behind Grim and Fischer blossomed out of darker moments in Braidwood and Phoenix’s lives. In fact, Mrs. Fischer is heavily based off of one of Braidwood’s relatives. “It came for me at a time when all my grandparents were really going into various kinds of nursing homes or care. It kind of hit me hard that my grandparents wouldn’t be around forever and Mrs. Fischer herself is pretty inspired by my own nana, who was very fiery,” Braidwood said. “Also for Andrew as well, he had dealt with some death and tragedy in his family and so we were both reeling from that and we wanted to create a piece that was about that, but also again, that we could laugh

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an inconvenience other times of the year, in very cold temperatures, a cold and wet body can be susceptible to hypothermia and even frostbite. Look for shoes that have a mid-height ankle. This height offers support and stability to the ankles when walking on uneven surfaces, such as snow-covered paths. Also, should your foot slip on slick pavement, a taller shoe will protect the ankle against sprains or fractures. Additionally, choose a shoe or boot that has a thick but not too heavy sole for better traction on icy areas.

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Phyllis Crandall March 5, 2014

Phyllis will be laid to rest in the family plot in Lethbridge, Alberta. Special thanks to Denis and Jill for all their help. Donations, in Phyllis’ memory, may be made to the Nanaimo Harbour City Seniors’ Centre. First Memorial Funeral Services 250-754-8333

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Thomas John Timperley July 20, 1937 - March 2, 2014

Peacefully, on a quiet Sunday afternoon, Tom slipped away to begin the next leg of his journey. He leaves behind his loving partner and very best friend, Joanne Staley with whom he shared the best years of his life and who cared for him, laughed with him and eased his spirit during his final days with us. He will be sadly missed by his brother Joe (Mona), nieces Kelly (Rick) Strasser, Tracey (Rick, Taylor, Dani) Giacobbo and  nephew Ken (Jan, Brittney, Nicole) Timperley.  He is predeceased by his father, stepfather, mother and son Casey. Also survived by his daughters Barb Timperley and Jill Beach, grandchildren Morgan (Hannah), Eva Ann, Jack, Cory, Casey, Kate, and six great grandchildren. In Tom’s younger days, he worked as an outfitting guide in Jasper, Alberta, guiding for a very diverse group of people and making good friends along the way. He had many fond memories of his incredible experiences and adventures. Tom also worked  as a conductor for CN Rail for 38 years and retired in 1994.  He had many great “buddies� throughout his life and always enjoyed the reminiscing and laughs as they talked about old times. With Tom’s dedication to physical fitness, he also developed a great circle of friends through Northridge Fitness Centre in Nanaimo. His daily attendance was a constant inspiration and motivation for us all. The family would like to thank Dr. Fletcher, Melanie Young (Director of Care) and all the wonderful staff from The Gardens at Qualicum Beach. The care and compassion shown to Tom and our family was not only appreciated but  also such a blessing for  Tom and all who loved him.  Following his wishes, there will be no service, instead, Tom asked that the next time you’re out having a beer or favourite wine, simply raise your glass and toast to the memories. Donations of remembrance may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

   

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March 17, 1930 - March 15, 2014 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our family patriarch, George Patrick Shephard, P.Eng, early in the morning, Saturday March 15, 2014. George is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 52 years, Karen; younger brother, Edward (Donna); two sons, Trevor and Derk (Elaine); his four grandchildren, Josh, Cody, Danae and Grant; and many nieces, nephews, honorary family members and friends. George was raised in Ontario and graduated in Civil Engineering from U of T in 1957. One of his assignments was working on the Second Narrows Bridge 1958-59 after the initial disaster. He also built bridges in [then] Burma and all across Canada. George was an Engineer by profession but a farmer by heart, he was a fascinating man with many interests, and a passion for environmental sustainability and social rights. Many people remember him as a person with deep feelings and convictions, with a kind heart, ready to help or listen. He will be very much missed. Many thanks to the Doctors and Nurses of Nanaimo Regional General Hospital 6th floor and Dr. Lizinski, for their compassionate care. A celebration of life will be announced in the near future.

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

33333333333 SNOW DAMAGED Trees,Hedges,Shrubs. Graphic Designer RUBBISH REMOVAL 3 3 Call for qualiďŹ ed (Permanent Part Time) professional help. 3 BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK 3 Parksville/Qualicum Beach News CertiďŹ ed Garden Designer/Arborist 3 MAR. 25 3 The Parksville Qualicum Beach News is looking for a Ivan 250-758-0371 Jayden St. Jean graphic designer, on a permanent part time basis, to create TELEPHONE SERVICES 3 Dave Negrin MAR. 28 3 newspaper and web advertising and page layout. A solid HANDYPERSONS understanding of branding principles and the ability to Kaplycz Boh Craig 3 Meredith 3 apply your creativity to generate original ideas is a must. Eva Ryan Cristina Lemeke Required skills and experience: 3 Melissa Fryer Ava Piper 3 • A degree or diploma in graphic design (or equivalent 26 work experience) 3 MAR. 3 MAR. 30 • Minimum 2 years work experience preferred Joe Negrin • In-depth knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite on a Klaus Hanowfki 3 3 MAR. 27 Mac platform MAR. 31 Audrey Zolob • Solid design and conceptual skills PETS 3 Darlene Seifert Erin Murphy 3 • Excellent communication skills, able to multi-task, and the ability to interact with clients. 3 3 PET CARE SERVICES If you pride yourself as a ďŹ rst-rate graphic designer then this is an opportunity for you to become part of our award3 3 winning team. This position is available on a permanent part time basis, plus additional holiday relief and extra 3 ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK 3 HAULING AND SALVAGE hours as needed. Please send a resume with a portfolio showcasing your MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 3 MAR. 28 - Carl & Karen Christensen 3 talent to: Peggy Sidbeck, Creative Services Manager 3 MAR. 31 - Rajinder & Angela Bhatti, 3 ANTIQUES/VINTAGE The Parksville Qualicum Beach News Donna & Klaus Hanowfki production@pqbnews.com 3 3 Closing date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 3 3 HOME IMPROVEMENTS 3 3 3 3 CONNECTING JOB SEEKERS AND EMPLOYERS WE’RE ON THE WEB 3 3 www.bcclassiďŹ ed.com www.localwork.ca 3 3 3 3 EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS 3 3 3 3 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 3 3 Do you enjoy working with children? LAST WEEK’S WINNER: Ronan Morrison 3 3 Early Childhood Educators not only teach 3 3 children, they aim to help children develop NO CHARGE. CALL THE 3 3 good habits in learning and in life. BIRTHDAY LINE AT: 3 250-753-3707 3 Career Opportunities: Preschools Strong Start Facilitators Group Child Care 3 BEFORE 4 P.M. THURSDAY! 3 Cruise Ships and Resorts Supported Child Development 3 (FOR NEXT WEEK’S BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY) 3 33333333333 CALL NANAIMO: 250.754.9600 OR VISIT SPROTTSHAW.COM

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HAPPY HANDYMAN Services - No Job too Small! Junk removal, carpentry, gardening, landscaping and more. Small moves. Also, I pickup & deliver miscellaneous items. Call (250)667-1382. OLD FASHIONED HANDYMAN Drywall, tile, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, full baths, Quality work. Reasonable prices. 250-616-9095. RELIABLE HANDYMAN Services. Seniors rates avail. Call (250)390-9885.

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

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

ANTIQUE LAMPS, crystal, ceramic smalls, tables, framed prints, dressers. View daily 1pm-4pm. (250)754-3389. MILITARIA, Medals, Badges & Coin Collections Wanted. Major collector/dealer will pay cash for your collection. Call CEF 604-727-0137

KING BED 100% natural latex foam 3 1/2 yrs old. Smoke free home, no stains, very clean. Also have the bed frame $550.00, call 250-898-0403 POWER LIFT CHAIR: Golden brand, burgundy colored, like new. Paid $$2000. new, asking $550. Transport wheelchair $287. new Asking $125. 250-758-7614 QUEEN MATTRESS & BOX New in Plastic. Pillowtop. $200. (250)713-9680 ROXTON MAPLE dinning room set; round table with 2 leaves, 4 chairs with glass door hutch on buffet. Excellent condition. Asking $900. Call (250)722-3204. 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

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ANGEL ESTATE SALES 4559 Hammond Bay Rd. Nanaimo March 27th, 28th & 29th 10:00a.m. ~ 3:00pm. www.AngelEstateSales.com

NANAIMO LION’S CLUB SUPER FLEA MARKET 2300 Bowen Rd ~ Beban Park, Centennial Building Saturday, March 29th 9am-1:30pm All kinds of goods on Sale! Fee $1.00 ~ Under 12 Free

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GLASS FUSING Kiln, Evenheat model, 120 volt, manual control, 14.5� x 6.5�. $450, please call for more information, 250-890-9233.

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.

PIANO (SHERLOCK Manning), $600. Beautiful condition. Located in Qualicum Beach. Call (250)752-5373.

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MEDICAL SUPPLIES DELUXE GOLDEN Breeza, power-lift recliner, tan leather. New at $3100; Sell $2200 obo. (250)754-3703.

NEW AREA Rug red w/black & white, bought, $300, sell $100. 7’lx5w. (250)585-7744. Power Chair, new batteries, asking $1200. (250)746-8428

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 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 2 DOOR steel cabinet, $20. 2 golf travel covers (Wilson) $10/each, coffee table (country style) $30. Entertainment centre approx 54wx18dx60h w/glass door, $60. Micro-wave tables w/shelves, $25/each. Call (250)753-7709. ARROWSMITH GOLF and Country Club full membership for sale. Call (250)752-1490 CEDAR CHESTBBQ with tools and tank, patio table, umbrella and 4 chairs. 12.5’ Sail boat. Ikea bookcase and cupboard. Chesterfield with matching loveseat, 20 ft. flagpole, lawn-spreader. Call 250954-1771. 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 MOVING MUST SELL: entrance table & mirror, roof carrier, sewing machine, storage cabinet, chess set, room divider/screen & 2 tables. Cerosun heater, collector plates and Phantom print. See website: www.greatstuffandmore.com (250)248-4393.

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More and more champions are emerging from the Nanaimo Curling Centre. Local curlers were part of the senior women’s and master’s women’s B.C. championship teams in recent weeks. At the end of the month, Lorraine Jeffries’ Port Alberni rink, including Nanaimo’s Zorka Smith and Eilene Mitton, will compete at the Canadian Masters Curling Championships in Coaldale, Alta. The masters women won their B.C. title March 9 in Creston, with a 7-3 win over previously undefeated Carol McFadden of Royal City. “We’re absolutely ecstatic,” said Smith. “Especially in the masters category, there’s not

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Eilene Mitton, left, and Zorka Smith throw rocks for their Longwood Brewery team during the last night of Christensen Collision Cash League play earilier this month at the Nanaimo Curling Centre. Mitton and Smith will curl at nationals.

too many chances that are going to be available. So we’re greatly looking forward to being able to compete at the nationals.” The four ladies – Jeffries, Smith, Mitton and Alberni’s Trudy Beskau – had known each other from the Island curling scene, and have been playing bonspiels together for a few years. This year, Smith and Mit-

stage of her curling career is special, Smith said. “It’s one of those coveted items and it’s pretty unbelievable, I think, to be able to wear one of those to represent the province,” she said. Smith and Mitton compete for Longwood Brewery in Nanaimo’s Christensen Collision Cash League, which wrapped up play earlier this month.

You’ve got to make a lot more shots than you miss. ton reached masters age and so the team decided to enter playdowns. Winning her first B.C. jacket at this

The high-calibre league has kept the team sharp, and the women will need to continue to be on top of their game at nationals. “We’re going to run into some very good teams so you’ve got to be consistent and make your shots – make a lot more than you miss – to be able to prevail at that level…” Smith said. “Just maintain the foucus

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Mine, which is kicking in $1,000 and has already spent thousands of dollars on previous studies. The site has historical significance as the last structure still standing that represents NanaiBY CHRIS BUSH mo’s coal mining heritage and is THE NEWS BULLETIN one of only two such structures still standing in North America. n engineering study for The other is in Muddy, Ill. the 101-year-old Morden The structure was heavily built Mine colliery could be getin 1913 to handle the elevators ting some financial backing from and machinery to lift and lower the city, regional district and the them into the mine’s 183-metre province. deep shaft, but has City council voted been suffering the last week to offer ravages of water $7,500 to help pay and frost damage the cost to prepare a over its 101-year detailed engineering life. study to determine The site was deswhat will be required There’s a lot ignated a provincial to keep the badly park in 1972 and weathered, 101-year- of damage Ricker argues that old colliery head it should be the and damage frame and tipple in province paying to South Wellington accelerates with look after and prestanding standing. serve the site. the passing of That study could The structure is cost between $20,000 time once water the only aboveand $30,0000. ground surviving A further $15,000 relic of B.C.’s coal gets into the might also come mining history and concrete. from the Regional the Friends of the District of Nanaimo, Morden Mine membut that funding is still to be bers want to see it preserved decided on. with an interpretive centre cre“That’s not yet confirmed,” said ated at the site, but time is runErick Ricker, Friends of the Morning out, at least for the head den Mine co-president. “It’s gone frame and tipple. through two stages, but it has to “The structure is on a short clear the final stage March 25.” leash now,” Ricker said. “There’s That money, however, is cona lot of damage and damage ditional upon the other partners accelerates with the passing of contributing money, which time once water gets into the includes the province, the city concrete.” and the Friends of the Morden photos@nanaimobulletin.com

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The BC Government is now off-loading our recycling decisions to Toronto.

Under its new regulations, the BC Government has set up an association led by big corporations to take over the local Blue Box recycling program throughout BC. If you look closely, you’ll see that of seven board members, six are executives of Toronto-based multi-national corporations, with the seventh weighing in from Montreal. How do you like that, British Columbia? This means, unlike the current program run locally by BC municipalities, this new program will be managed not by people whose first responsibility is our local environment, but rather, their Bay St. profits. That can’t be a good thing for BC. The most perplexing thing is that we currently have a Blue Box program that works, is efficient, and costs BC homeowners just

$35 a year on average. The new proposed system does not guarantee to keep our local environment as its first priority, nor does it guarantee that there won’t be job losses here in BC. It doesn’t guarantee service levels, or say anything about how big business will pass along the costs to you when you go to pick up a pizza or buy groceries. Yikes! Perhaps this is why several of BC’s municipalities refuse to sign onto the new program, calling it a “scam.” Given that, maybe it’s time you called Premier Clark to keep BC’s environmental decisions right here in BC where they belong.

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