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One man has died after he was airlifted to Victoria General Hospital when he and his fishing partner fell out of a boat at Westwood Lake. Barb McLintock, of the B.C. Coroners Office, confirmed that the hospital reported to her office Wednesday morning that the victim, a man in his early 60s, had died. No other information was available by press time. Emergency services rushed to Westwood Lake shortly after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday after receiving multiple calls from witnesses on shore and on the water, some of whom rushed to help the men. Witnesses said one man fell in the water and his partner dove in after him, retrieved him and was struggling to hold him on the surface as two other men rushed in to help. The incapacitated man had been underwater about four minutes before he was brought to the surface. Kayla Green, 18, and two friends were on a bluff nearby when they heard cries for help. “We saw the boat and we heard them fall in and a couple moments later we heard them cry out for help,” Green said. Green called 911 and ran back to the main beach to guide emergency crews to the site. “We saw a couple other people trying to help out at the shore,” Green said. The girls did not see the men wearing any life-jackets. Chris Allison, 24, and a friend were walking around the lake when he saw two men in the water.

A tentative deal between Southern Railway and Via Rail could see the return of rail passenger service to Vancouver Island. The new deal, announced at a press conference yesterday, will allow the Island Corridor Foundation and Southern Railway to access more than $20 million in funding for track and bridge improvements through the partnership of federal, provincial and regional governments, according to foundation cochairwoman Mary Ashley. Freight and train operations will be based out of There’s much Nanaimo and will work to do run as far north as Courtenay and before the south as Victoria, passenger train including an earlymorning route whistle blows to the provincial capital. again. The schedule will have to go through some adjustments, however, and there is no set date for when everything will be up and running, said Ashley. “There’s much work to do before the passenger train whistle blows again,” said Ashley. “The agreement is to be ratified by the three respective boards, funding agreements will be signed off, tendering and awarding of bids will proceed and there will be approximately nine months of track work.” The foundation has stated that it will cost more than $100 million for repairs. Island Corridor Foundation chief executive officer Graham Bruce said the repairs will come incrementally over the next few years.

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Rules against bad behaviour, media-only question periods and an end to texting during decision making are measures Nanaimo politicians are considering to improve council meetings. Consultant Eli Mina has pitched a draft procedure bylaw with changes aimed to streamline city meetings and outline expected decorum of council members. The move stems from recommendations in a $75,000 governance review report given to the City of Nanaimo last year. Changes in the draft bylaw include slotting a 10-minute block at the beginning of council meetings for people to comment on the agenda and leaving the question period at the end of the night to media only. Each person will have two minutes to speak. Previously anyone could stand at the podium and ask questions without set time limits. The bylaw also suggests politicians stop texting or sending social networking messages during meetings,

as well as avoid personal attacks and offensive language against each other, staff members and citizens. Enforcement measures are outlined for those who don’t follow the rules. It all boils down to decorum, efficiency and moving the city’s business ahead in a more orderly fashion, according to Mayor John Ruttan. Question periods, for example, have been used to discuss nonagenda issues and harangue council for decisions that have already been made, Ruttan said, adding it was “really an exercise in futility.” The proposed rules would keep people on topic and allow them the chance to sway politicians before they vote. But despite some useful points in the document, city watcher Ron Bolin said it still raises questions about why the city needs to make changes to its procedure bylaw at all. “Until there’s a clear explanation why what we’ve got needs to change, it’s almost distracting to start talking about the details,” he said. “[Though] the details are scary enough when you start looking at them as far as public participation goes.” Bolin said he doesn’t understand why the agenda is being broken up into separate blocks for public comment and media questions and calls limitations around the time and number of people who can speak antidemocratic.

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Transit expansion major expense for regional district By Karl yu The News BulleTiN

Compressed natural gas buses and wages are the biggest expenditures in the Regional District of Nanaimo’s budget for this year. The regional district has 25 compressed natural gas buses and while there was cost sharing with B.C. Transit and gas tax money used for a fuel station at the regional district bus facility, the regional district will see a hit of about $300,000 this year. “That’s for the cost of the buses and for upgrading our shop, so they can work on the CNG buses,” said regional district director of finance Wendy Idema. “They had to get new equipment and better ventilation, all that kind of stuff, gas alarms.” Overall wages for the entire regional district could total $900,000 and are partially due to a transit expansion. Idema said the expansion, which began last year, wrapped up this year with more bus drivers being hired. The wage number could also change when the regional district comes to a new agreement with its unionized workers. Idema said any contract would have to work within the overall budget parameters and absorb any impact of the final agreement within this year’s approved budget. Expenditures add up to a 5.1 per cent tax increase overall. The tax rate breakdown works out to 6.9 per

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“We saw two men in the water and their boat was kind of circling around,” Allison said. One of the men was trying to grab a line on the boat and trying to keep another man from going under the water. Another man in a paddle boat was already helping hold one man, who was holding the incapacitated man, on the surface. “I swam out to their

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paddling and using the electric motor on the victims’ boat to get to shore, but were unable to make any headway against the combined weight of the men and boats. Allison was treated on shore for a cut to his foot that he sustained in the rescue attempt. Firefighters aboard Nanaimo Fire Rescue’s water rescue Zodiac brought the men to shore where emergency crews performed CPR on

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fell in the water. The second man, in his late 50s to early 60s, was taken to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital by B.C. Ambulance Service. The investigation has been turned over to the coroners office. “It’s a very tragic event,” Norman said. “Hopefully people realize that any time you’re out in the water, take all precautions for safety. Lifevests are paramount.”

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after that.” Regional District of Nanaimo directors voted recently to withhold about $945,000 in funding to the foundation until passenger service returns to the Island and according to regional district chairman Joe Stanhope, while the announcement is good news, the funding will not be released yet. “I still think there’s another bridge to cross and that is the infrastructure deficit is well over $20 million,” Stanhope said. Passenger rail was discontinued in spring 2011 due to unsafe track conditions. According to Nanaimo Mayor John Ruttan, also a regional district director, $20 million is not enough to get everything fully operational, but it’s a good start. “While we didn’t get all the money we wanted, $20 million will be enough to start the service and hopefully, as the passenger traffic grows and the freight traffic grows, that will enable the governments to look at a bigger investment, once the business case is built by actually running the train,” Ruttan said. reporter@nanaimobulletin.com

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Layoffs issued to all staff at seniors’ care facility By Tamara Cunningham THe News bulleTIN

More than 100 employees will be axed from a south Nanaimo seniors’ facility thanks to “chronic underfunding” from Island Health, the Good Samaritan Society has announced. The Good Samaritan Society handed out more than 100 pink slips to care and support staff at its Good Samaritan Wexford Creek facility in south Nanaimo on Tuesday, with jobs to be terminated this fall. It has also announced it is considering ending its contract with Island Health to provide residential care services. The decision, made public Wednesday, is being blamed on the health authority’s funding model, which the Good Samaritan Society claims doesn’t match with the market demands for healthcare workers. While labour costs have increased by 19 per cent since the complex and assisted living facility opened in 2008, the health authority’s funding has increased 1.9 per cent. Despite work to find internal efficiencies, “the losses are now too much to bear for any business,” according to the society, which claims financial losses of $3 million. Norm Peters,

director of continuing health services contracts with Island Health, says the recent announcement is “disappointing” especially when the health authority has offered to help the organization find opportunities to be cost-effective. The Good Samaritan’s administration and support labour costs, for example, are 25 per cent higher than all other similar facilities built in 2008, he said. Peters denies chronic underfunding, pointing out that the group bid in a request for proposal process and secured the same funding provided to all facilities built in the same year. “I don’t know what’s going through their mind as to why they wouldn’t want to sit down and talk to us,” he said. “There are differences of opinion for sure in terms of the outcome, but our position is that there are ways we believe they can be more cost effective.” Employees who are terminated as of Sept. 25 will be able to reapply for positions, although the non-profit has warned employment will be on “significantly reduced terms and conditions.” It has also said it has put employees, residents and families on

notice that because of insufficient funding it will consider all alternatives for the use of its facility including termination of its contract with Island Health. Amy Leclerc, a registered nurse at Wexford, said she is concerned for patient care and is angry VIHA isn’t providing the dollars necessary for health care. If the society doesn’t hire back all the employees, the facility could be short-staffed and employees, hired back under reduced wages, could be unhappy. There’s also employees stressed about job stability, she said. “Everybody – all the nursing staff, all the administrative staff, everybody who

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works there is being terminated as of Sept. 25,” she said. “The residents that live there deserve to have the best care and by having the staff be unhappy with their job ... they are not able to provide the best care that the residents need.” Talk of the potential end of the agreement for residential care services is also a concern for Island Health. Peters said the health authority want to discuss with the Good Samaritan Society what it is are considering and what it might look like. Under the agreement, Island Health would get a one year’s notice on a termination of the contract.

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With just 100 days to go until Nanaimo welcomes up to 3,900 participants from around the province for the 2014 B.C. Summer Games, organizers and civic dignitaries invite the local community to join in a spirited celebration in the final countdown to the opening ceremony. The official lighting of the Games torch will take place on April 11, 7-8:30 p.m. at Maffeo Sutton Park. Spectators will be treated to a variety of local entertainment, and will get to hear the first official performance of the 2014 Games theme song, composed by J. Douglas Dodd and Nico Rhodes, and performed by Mikaila Tombe. The ceremony will culminate with a group of four Nanaimo athletes, who are all B.C. Games alumni, taking part in a short torch relay. In true Nanaimo spirit, the torchbearers will arrive onboard the giant bathtub at Bill Mills Pier, and will run relay style to Maffeo Sutton Park. Guests are reminded to bring their smartphones or a flashlight to become part of the ‘lighting’ event. For more information about this event, please contact Arlene Blundell, director of ceremonies, at 250758-5107. The Games will feature athletes, coaches and officials from across the province, competing in 19 different sports. It is estimated that the Games will contribute $2.6 million to the local economy. Approximately 3,200 volunteers will be required when the 2014 B.C. Games roll into Nanaimo this summer from July 17-20. For information about becoming a volunteer, please visit www.bcgames. net/nan2014s/.

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t’s been seven years since Norm Abbey and his neighbours started complaining about the former home of the Spanglish convenience store at 144 Victoria Rd. Since 2007, the property changed hands several times, was heavily damaged by a fire, and is now boarded up and uninhabitable – second-storey rooms were rented before the fire – but it and other derelict properties in the neighbourhood still vex residents. “Our neighbourhood association has complained about that building, in writing, to the RCMP and to Randy Churchill [city manager of bylaw services] ever since 2007,” Abbey said. “We submitted a huge file of personal complaints.” Those complaints concerned suspected drug and prostitution activity in and around the property, which finally resulted in the city labelling it a nuisance property at the time. But seven years later, the building still stands vacant, aside from whoever sneaks through an open back door. A boarded-up, burned-out house at 71 Strickland St. also raises queries as to why it takes so long to do something about derelict structures in Nanaimo. Most cities have abandoned buildings, but there are those in Nanaimo, such as a never-completed concrete structure at 951 Haliburton St. dating back to the 1980s, that just seem to lay dormant for decades. Abbey argues neighbours shouldn’t have to wait years for the city to deal with these structures, especially when they cost the city money for such things as callouts for Nanaimo Fire Rescue to snuff out fires sparked by squatters.

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Victoria Road resident Norm Abbey and his neighbours question why it takes so long for the city to act on Nanaimo’s derelict buildings and properties, but the city says it has a list of addresses it is taking action on.

“Penticton has a bylaw that does deal with derelict buildings and they do it in 60 days,” Abbey said. Provisions in the City of Penticton Good Neighbour Bylaw require vacant buildings to be registered with the city and owners to apply for permits allowing the building to be unoccupied for a specific period. If the building is unsafe or violates bylaw provisions the city will issue an order to bring it into compliance with the bylaw. Failure to do so within 30 days means the city can order buildings demolished and claim cleanup costs against the owner or from the sale of the property. Churchill said Nanaimo already has tools under its community charter to deal with problem properties. The charter requires owners to keep buildings secure, prevent squatting, remove graffiti, keep them from becoming unsightly and unsafe,

We submitted a huge file of personal complaints.

and to keep them structurally sound. “If they’re occupied they have to have passed building inspection and be fit from a fire and building [code] perspective,” Churchill said. “A building that isn’t posing a safety issue can be boarded up and can sit there for a period of time … When it reaches a condition of really being dilapidated to the extreme and it becomes unsafe or structurally unsound, that’s when the city gets involved.” When structures get too run

down they can be brought before city council to determine their fate. “That depends on what it is,” Churchill said. “Is it unsafe? Is it structurally unsound or is it unclean and dilapidated to the point of causing a neighbourhood concern, so that could lead us to demolition. It could lead to someone fixing it, bringing it back into a structurally sound condition. It could be that someone cleans it up so that it is no longer derelict or dilapidated in appearance.” One consideration, among a long list, is whether bringing a building up to code will cost more than 75 per cent of the structure’s value. If so, council can move to have the building taken down. There are also considerations over private property rights and the privacy of the owners or occupants, so due process has to be followed. A building

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with peeling paint and unpleasant looking doesn’t mean it is unsafe or a public safety issue. The city took immediate action March 6, revoking an occupancy permit to a home on Estevan Road that partially collapsed. The city is currently working with the owner to determine if the home can be salvaged. Churchill said each case has its unique set of circumstances. For privacy concerns Churchill won’t publicly discuss what properties are on the city’s list to be dealt with, but many are on the list because of complaints filed by neighbourhood associations. “We did our research and tabulation and gathered the information last year,” Churchill said. “Now we’re in a process where you’ve already got a few of them that are in stream and have already gone through council and you’ve got more coming. That’s where we’re at.” Churchill estimates about one or two buildings will be dealt with per month. Most complaints are brought to the attention of the Safer Nanaimo Advisory Committee, which includes representatives from city council, Island Health, the RCMP, the city, the Downtown Nanaimo Business Improvement Association, Nanaimo’s Working Group on Homelessness and two members of the public. “I happen to know that Randy has a fairly extensive list and it is doable, but it’s considerable and we’re doing them one at a time,” said Coun. Fred Pattje, committee chairman. As for the Penticton bylaw, Pattje said he had not studied it, but is willing to look at ideas from other communities. “If that list of Randy’s becomes too long then obviously, we should be looking at something different if there’s a possibility to do that, provided it fits in with the provision of the community charter,” Pattje said. “That’s still the guiding light.”

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Passenger rail back on track The train will go to and from, instead of from and to, and that might make all the difference. Passenger rail service will return to Vancouver Island’s tracks, as the Island Corridor Foundation announced Wednesday it has reached a tentative agreement with Southern Railway and Via Rail. The foundation can now spend $20.9 million on badly needed track maintenance over the next nine months, and the train will be reborn sometime after that. Nanaimo – the Hub City, after all – is the new grand central station. Exact scheduling is still to be determined, but the train will roll out first thing in the morning for Victoria. For Nanaimoites, that’s an improvement, one that re-establishes rail as an option for commuters. It should work for tourism, too, or even just running errands – more transportation in and out of our city will be appreciated and hopefully utilized. Passenger rail isn’t – and shouldn’t be – about nostalgia. When integrated into public transportation, it can be a environmentally conscious, modern way to be on the move. If we don’t maintain our train tracks now, then they’ll fall further into disrepair, and we won’t ever have the future option of forward-thinking rail transit. Is that what we’ll be getting, when passenger service gets back on track? Maybe not – aside from the train’s direction of travel, there isn’t a whole lot about this new business model to suggest it will succeed where the previous model failed. Tickets will cost a lot more than a bus transfer, and that’s on top of the tax dollars we’re committing to track upgrades and inevitable subsidies in one form or another. There’s a chance – a likelihood? – that passenger rail will be derailed again a decade from now, for the same reasons as last time. But for now, it’s in the best interests of ICF, Southern and Via to try to make it work, and they’re saying, like the Little Engine That Could, “I think I can.” We hope they can. 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.

Land reserve divided, not conquered Kootenay Bill Bennett has done Mainlanders who try to tell what I reported last November northern farmers what to do. he was doing: seizing the horns “My real fear is that they want of the sacred cow that is the to open the door for fracking Agricultural Land Reserve. and natural gas and oil,” Steves Henceforth there shall be two said. land reserves. The Island, South I’ve got bad news for Coast and Okanagan, which the socialist sage of south produce 85 per cent of B.C.’s Richmond. Oil and gas total farm revenue on 10 per companies have operated on cent of protected land, retains farmland since before the ALR its strict anti-development rules. was created in 1974. In the much larger area Conspiracy buffs should Bennett likes to call read the delegation “beyond Hope,” nonagreement that took B.C. farm uses will be effect just weeks after VIEWS considered to help last May’s election, maintain the many giving the Oil and Gas Tom Fletcher economically marginal Commission authority Black Press farmers. This is the to administer wells, Interior, Kootenay pipelines and waste and North, where pits on farmland. If development pressure the ALR interferes is mostly an urban with the prescribed myth. In remote areas, handling of drilling ALR diktats with no waste, it interferes relation to reality are with safety measures. routinely ignored. University of the Political critics were quick to Fraser Valley “food security” call this a B.C. Liberal hidden professor Lenore Newman went agenda to pave the ALR for their on CKNW to refute what she developer pals. Certainly neither called “uninformed arguments,” party’s 2013 platform talked and then offered one of her about the ALR, although B.C. own. This two-zone change is Liberal leadership candidates connected to the exclusion of Kevin Falcon and Mike de Jong large tracts of Peace land for the promised relief from its more Site C dam, she said. senseless bureaucracy to Peace Actually, the government country farmers in 2011. exempted that project last When the zone plan was December using the longrevealed last week, media standing “provincial interest” went to ALR pioneer Harold provision, so this phase of the Steves, the hero of all Lower alleged capitalist plot against

farmland has no effect on Site C. Steves is also concerned about second homes being built beyond Hope, and later sold rather than being destroyed as is the current disastrous rule. He warns that farmers might end up with “non-farm neighbours,” or as we like to call them up north, “neighbours.” Again, this is an urban problem projected onto rural B.C., where costly restrictions mainly serve to accelerate the depopulation of rural and remote areas. Aboriginal entrepreneurs are also starting to force bigbox development on southern Vancouver Island, home of the purest of the pure left. This is where farmers can’t even protect themselves against deer. The most damning charge is that the six regional ALR panels now in place are open to corruption under new rules. Panel members have always been cabinet appointments, but currently they have to be from outside the region so they are less likely to hand out exemptions to their friends. That is certainly something to keep an eye on. So is the status of B.C. farms, where the average farmer age is 56 and rising, and half of farms have income less than $10,000 a year. u Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Hydro meters a health hazard To the Editor,

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Dogs have no place at wildlife sanctuary To the Editor,

I walk Buttertubs Marsh in all seasons. It is the only trail/park/sanctuary in the area that does not allow pets, and for good reason. Recently more and more dogs and owners have been making the rounds at the marsh. All three entrances bear signage, gates, and information boards pleading for respect of the environs and the wildlife that inhabit the area. Domestic animals have no place in wildlife sanctuaries, no matter how well-behaved or cute. Have respect for a diminishing ecosystem, respect for its inhabitants, and respect for those of us who carefully walk its trail.

Fraser Archibald via e-mail

Logging in city’s north end will lead to empty nests To the Editor,

Hey birds, you can nest now; it’s April. According to the City of Nanaimo, you can nest now even though there are few trees left in the north end. The city has been allowing frantic clearing in the area in spite of the nesting activities of birds such as Anna’s Hummingbirds who built their nests in February and survived the extreme snowstorm. For a few days, Bewick’s Wrens have been carrying twigs around the fallen trees adjacent to the Oliver Woods Community Centre. There is a lot of other bird activity in the area of fallen and soonto-be removed trees.

Betty Shaw Nanaimo

Canadian ship builders aren’t competitive enough To the Editor,

The reason for the last three B.C. Ferries being built overseas was to shop for the best dollar value for the B.C. taxpayer, exactly the way taxpayers shop when buying items in their personal lives. In the last bidding process, there were 14 bids, with only three from Canada. The final bid went to a shipyard in Germany because its bid was 40 per cent below the lowest Canadian bid. Included in the contract was personal guarantees on delivery dates and performance. A win-win situation. New ferries will not be built by Canadian companies, unless they become more competitive. Joe Sawchuk Duncan

B.C. Hydro smart meter opponents have pointed out that the radio frequencies emitted by the meters are classified as a 2B possible carcinogen by the World Health Organization, putting them in the same category as lead and DDT. B.C. Hydro’s rebuttal is that dill pickles and coffee fall under the same classification, thereby implying that the microwaves emitted pose no greater danger

Recycling scheme doesn’t work for B.C. in all eight of our locaA few months back, I tions. Municipal governreceived a notification ments don’t yet realize which advised me that I the fees that MMBC is had to declare whether charging to Buckerfields Buckerfields was a ‘proand all the other compaducer’ of printed paper nies amounts to double or packaging material. taxation. If so, we would have to Taxpayers and voters implement an ‘approved are unaware that the stewardship plan’ to fees being charged by deal with the material. MMBC are so onerous I thought it was a scam. that they will cause But I looked into it furnewspaper closures and ther and determined job losses of 300-500 in that according to reguthe newspaper industry lations, Buckerfields in B.C., even though is now a producer of recycled newsprint is printed paper and pack- actually very valuable. aging material, with the I lament the fact that best example being our none of this was introBuckerfields feed bags. duced into the legislaI came to realize that ture for debate because we had no choice but to it means that instead of join the only approved spending my days manstewardship plan in the aging the sale of chicks province, Multi Mateand garden supplies at rial B.C. Several months Buckerfields, I have to later, I have spend my time GUEST discovered the trying to revive following: proCOMMENT democratic MMBC is a cesses in B.C., corporation retroactively. comprised of three My position is this: directors, two of whom we ain’t paying a dime live in Ontario. All of to MMBC and neither the directors represent should anyone else, not large corporate interuntil whatever is going ests. to be done is introduced MMBC is not accountinto the Legislative able to any government Assembly in the form of agency and is not gova bill so that the proper erned by the province’s public debate can occur. Financial Administration Ninety-six per cent of Act which sets out the all printed paper and rules for the administra- packaging material is tion of public monies. already being picked up None of the monies or deposited into municcollected, including the ipally financed facilities. fees Buckerfields is sup- There is no basis for setposed to pay go to the ting up a recycling dicpublic accounts of the tatorship and charging province or any other punitive fees. Recycling government organizais a booming business tion. MMBC is not subwith rapidly increasing ject to oversight by the prices of marketable auditor general of B.C. commodities. We don’t Under MMBC’s plan, have to change a thing it has the authority to to see recycling take off charge companies like in B.C., in the hands of Buckerfields unlimited our elected municipal fees based on whatever officials. it spends, regardless of We need to send the what the actual costs MMBC regime to the are to recycle our feed recycle bin. bags and regardless of u the fact that we already Kelvin McCulloch is pay municipal taxes CEO of Buckerfields. BY KELVIN M c CULLOCH

than consuming coffee or dill pickles. By that logic, I challenge any senior manager of B.C. Hydro to join me at a publicly viewed seating where I will gladly drink a cup of coffee and eat a half dozen dill pickles if they are willing to consume one cup of DDT washed down by a half glass of tetraethyl lead. One cannot compare the destructive nature of chemicals and radio frequency based solely upon the carcinogenicity.

Emerging science in the early days of lead and DDT pointed toward serious issues concerning those materials, just as the emerging science of today is indicating cause for concern around smart meter radio frequency. The exposure to these radio frequencies must be a matter of personal choice until the matter is clearly settled.

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Sgt. Lisa Greenwood of the B.C. Sheriff Services has a handcuffed Big Bad Wolf by the scruff of his neck as she brings him to holding cells in Nanaimo Courthouse. The Wolf will stand trial for alleged dastardly deeds against the Three Little Pigs at a mock trial staged for Law Day this Saturday (April 5).

Judicial and legal staff, sheriffs and emergency services will host activities and exhibits at Nanaimo courthouse for children to get their first experience with the judicial system and for adults to learn more about legal issues. Law Day in Nanaimo is celebrated on Saturday (April 5) as part of Law Week, held annually across Canada to celebrate the signing of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The theme for Law Week 2014 is Access to Justice: What does it mean to you? As with previous Law Day celebrations, one of the highlights for children is the mock trial, in which fairy-tale characters bring their grievances before the court in search of justice over misdeeds. “This year’s mock trial will be the Three Little Pigs,” said Laura Taylor, family law lawyer and one of the event organizers. Staff will host tours of the courthouse library and B.C. Sheriff Services will guide visitors through sheriff vans and

courthouse cells. A Nanaimo RCMP Police Dog Services demonstration will put dogs and their handlers through their paces tracking down bad guys and sniffing out contraband. RMCP will also hold a seminar dealing with the facts and current concerns of drugs on the streets of Nanaimo, plus a demonstration dealing with impaired driving where visitors can strap on a pair of vision impairment goggles and experience how a breath analyzer detects blood alcohol levels. It’s also only appropriate at a Law Day family event to have a panel of experts on hand to review revisions to the new Family Law Act that came into effect in 2013. “The theme of this year is family violence – physical, emotional and financial,” Taylor said. “What the panel’s going to be talking about is their experiences over the past year, with respect to the violence provisions of the new Family Law Act and how they’ve been interpreted and applied.” The act has broadened the interpretation of family violence, but also removes the adversarial nature of dissolving a marital relationship. Michelle Kinney, one of the architects of the new Family

Law Act, will be among the panel members along with Supreme Court Justice Robin Bard, clinical and forensic psychologist Michael Elterman and a provincial court judge yet to be announced. Panel members will speak for five to 10 minutes on their experiences with the new act. “There’s a new focus on trying to settle family disputes out of court,” Kinney said. “One of the reasons for that is, really, the adversarial system doesn’t work for families that have to maintain relationships over time. It just pits them against each other.” The new act provisions are designed to help families find collaborative solutions to work together after separation. “So we’ve stopped talking about custody and access, which give a sort of win-lose kind of perspective to family law,” Kinney said. “We’re talking about parenting arrangements. Parents were both guardians of their children before separation and they’re both guardians after separation and they have ‘parental responsibilities’ and ‘parenting time’ instead of ‘custody’ and ‘access.’” Law Day events happen at Nanaimo courthouse from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. photos@nanaimobulletin.com

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RCMP return cherished cello Four suspects have been arrested in connection with a breakin to a senior’s home, where thousands of dollars of items were stolen, including a muchcherished French cello. irene Field, 75, returned from vacation in mid-March to find the back door to her home on Railway Avenue had been kicked in, rooms ransacked and dozens of her belongings gone, including her late husband’s French cello, which had not been played since his death in 1997. Police started rounding up the suspects when Field’s items began showing up at local pawn shops, ultimately arresting three men, ages 43, 37 and 20, and a 43-yearold woman, all from Nanaimo. All are facing charges of possession of stolen property. One of the first pieces recovered and returned to Field was her prized cello.

SPCA targets feral cats

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The B.C. Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is tackling what it calls “an overwhelming cat overpopulation crisis” as part of its five-year strategic plan. The plan, announced last week, calls for more funding and expansion of spay and neuter programs to control feral cat numbers. “I think it’s about time we focused on it a bit more,” said Leon Davis, Nanaimo SPCA branch manager. “In the ’70s and ’80s it was dogs everywhere and we’ve kind of beaten that down a little bit to where our shelters aren’t overwhelmed with dogs.” Nanaimo’s spay and neuter program has treated about 6,000 cats since 2002. Nanaimo SPCA shelters about 50 cats on average compared to an estimated 2,500 local free-roaming felines that form colonies where 75 per cent of kittens under six months die. Those that survive live about another two years. Sterilizing and treating feral cats for disease and returning

them to their colonies could control populations. Such a program might prove controversial since the animals are left facing harsh environments, said Davis. “But the fact is the populations and the colonies are growing and spreading disease and we’ve got to look at some sort of feral program,” Davis said. Licensing could help return more lost cats to their owners. Provincially, four per cent of lost cats are returned home, compared to 80 per cent for dogs. Licence fees for the 700 cats that the Nanaimo branch adopts annually could cover enforcement costs as they do in Calgary, which has cat licensing. SPCA staff also plan to take education programs into schools and summer camps to teach children about humane pet care. B.C. SPCA’s five-year plan also calls for upgrading and constructing new shelters in key centres, so replacing the 35-year-old shelter on Labieux Road could be in the works, Davis said. For information about B.C. SPCA Nanaimo branch and summer kids’ camps, please visit the shelter website at www.spca.bc.ca/branches/ nanaimo/. photos@nanaimobulletin.com

Thursday, April 3, 2014

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Dog cited for bravery remembered The owner of a Jack Russell terrier that was cited for bravery is mourning the loss of her pet. Louise Wilson, niece of former Nanaimo mayor Victor Harrison, said her dog Vicki passed away in February at the age of 15 and was a faithful companion. Vicki received a commendation for warding off intruders from Wilson’s house around 2011. “She and I were upstairs in bed, it was 3 a.m. and we heard this fearful noise downstairs at one of the windows in my house,” Wilson said. “She then jumped out of bed, ran downstairs and made the most fearful barking.” Wilson, a widow, looked out the window and saw two men running away and after examining the floor below, noticed a big hole in one of the windows. She said the intruders could’ve easily broken in and caused her harm if not for Vicki. Wilson said there had been reports of widows and widowers being attacked in the area where she lived. The idea to nominate her pet for an award occurred through conversation with other dog owners while Wilson and Vicki were out on a walk on the Queen Elizabeth walkway. They suggested Wilson write to an SPCA affiliate in Vancouver. The certificate of bravery

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Louise Wilson holds a News Bulletin clipping of her beloved Jack Russell terrier Vicki, which died in February.

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Middlemass, Ruth Elizabeth (McFarlane) March 11,1925-March 29, 2014

It is with great sadness that Ruth’s family announces her passing on March 29, 2014 at NRGH Palliative Care. Ruth was a caring wife for 68 years to Bob. She was a wonderful mother to Janice and Laurie and a mother-in-law to Dave. Ruth will be remembered always with love as a very special Grandma to Andrea, Catherine, William, Katie, Jennifer, Sean, Cindy and Robert as well as great-grandmother to Lois. Predeceased by her sisters, Isobel and Jean, Ruth is remembered by nieces Anne, Pat, and Gail, nephews Scott and Gary plus sister-in-laws Dorothy and Gladys. Ruth worked at Sears Nanaimo, ran the Cedar Baby Clinic and volunteered in the community. She was enriched by the fellowship of the Cedar Activity Club and the Cedar United Church. At Ruth’s request, no service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations to Memorials Department of B.C. Lung Association, or Palliative Care at NRGH would be appreciated by Ruth and the family. Special thanks to Dr. Collins, Dr. Love, Home Care Nurses, Care Aides, and her angels - Ellen, Annabel, Sandra, Angela, Christine, and Christina at Palliative Care. “Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all.�

Allan Stubbs

March 8, 1933 ~ March 28, 2014 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Allan. He passed away peacefully in the presence of his Lord Jesus Christ. Predeceased by his son Richard Allan (July 17, 2013) parents Herman and Tina Stubbs, one sister and four brothers. Allan is survived by and was a beloved husband of 59 years to Deanna, Loving father to Debra (Paul) and Wendy. He has 8 grandchildren, 8 greatgrandchildren and 2 brothers, Ray and Fred and families. Allan was born in Wembley Alberta and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where he met and married Deanna on October 2, 1954. In his early years he worked as a milkman with the last horse and milk wagon in Saskatoon (early 1950’s). Al and Deana moved to Nanaimo in 1962. Al worked as a logger (faller) with MacMillan Bloedel, North West Bay, Weyherhauser until his retirement in 1995. A job he loved!! We will miss you grandpa but know we will see you again one day. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

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WITTMYER, William Wendell (Bill) August 31 1944 ~ March 30 2014 Bill was born in Baltimore, Maryland to William and Nannie (Teal) Wittmyer. He served in the U.S. Navy on Aircraft Carriers and received the Viet Nam Service Ribbon. Bill worked on the tugboats for 26 years and was proud of his job. He is survived by daughter Danielle Lee, son Brady Dean, sisters Marlene in Canada and Joan and Jennie in Maryland and their families. He will be especially missed by the light of his life granddaughter Sadie Lee. The family wishes to express deep appreciation and thank you to the staff at Wexford Creek who went above and beyond in Bill’s care and support to his family. By Bill’s request there will be no formal service. There will be a gathering of family and friends on April 5, 2014.

JANES, Leonora (Babe)

Mar. 22, 1923 ~Mar. 28, 2014 Babe Janes (nee Menhams) passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness with dementia. Babe was predeceased by her loving husband John in 2007 and infant son Johnnie in 1942. She was also predeceased by her sister Pat Browne in 2004 and brother Jake in 2005 and sister-in-law Ada Janes and brothers in-law George Janes & Ray Janes. Babe is survived by her two daughters Brenda (Gordon) Odgers, Judy (Brian) Mahaffey, five grand children, Celine (Monty), Chelley (Paul), Cherie (Mike), Todd (Lone) and Grant (Sandra). Also surviving her are her six great grandchildren Courteney (Kevin), Carley, Jay, David, Bryan and Nathan. Babe is also survived by her two sister-in-law Mildred Janes and Audrey Menhams. Babe was born and raised in Nanaimo. She was a very loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was always ready to cook a great meal, with love, for her family and friends. She was a great seamstress and knitter, keeping her family in sweaters. Babe will be interred at Nanaimo City Cemetery alongside John and Johnnie. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Babe’s family would like to thank the first and second floor staff for the wonderful care and kindness shown to her over the past seven years at Nanaimo Seniors Village.

Scott, Elizabeth (Beth)

December 16, 1969 - March 21, 2014 It is with great sadness to announce the sudden passing of Beth. She is survived by her two children, Noah, age 14 and Shayla age 12 , “her furry son� Pawko and her mother Marie Tucker as well as many family members here and in England. Predeceased by her father Lisle Scott. Beth was born in Revelstoke B.C. and raised in Nanaimo. She had the opportunity to live and travel in other parts of the world such as Ethiopia, England and Germany just to name a few. Beth enjoyed life, especially times that she spent with her two children. She was always active in their schools, being part of the PAC, coaching soccer teams, helping fundraise and anything else she could do to be involved in their lives. A Celebration of life will take place at the Wellington Hall 3922 Corunna Ave. On Saturday April 5th from 4 P.M - 6 P.M In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to a trust account that has been set up for her two children at the Coastal Community Credit Union Bowen Rd. Trust name is : Scott, Noah and Shayla In Trust For.

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Catherine (Kaye) Helmi Kaarina

Samples

May 14, 1927 March 29, 2014 March 29th was a sad day saying goodbye to our loving devoted mother. She fought a long hard fight with her health, no longer suffering and is at peace. Predeceased by her beloved husband Robert Colin Samples. Catherine leaves behind 3 children, Colleen Pepler (Mike), Greg Samples (Shirley), Susan Foroglou (Alex), 4 grand children, Mia Pepler, Colin & Jordan Samples, Jason Foroglou. Catherine will be missed by many. She was a Veteran, Hairstylist/owner, Dental assistant, involved in dog showing/breeding & Fashion, Hotel owner/manager, had a big love for gardening, cooking, animals, always helping for a good cause. Most importantly she was a loving mother and always there for us ... now always in our hearts. Catherine (and family) wished to thank all the staff at the hospital, she had great care. Catherine would wish in leu of flowers, please make a donation in her memory to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. There will be a tea in memory of Catherine for any one that wishes to attend, at Nanaimo Seniors Village, Tues., April 8th, between 1-4.

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Very much a country girl, Hosanna loved to sing and yodel. Her gardens were spectacular, always growing plenty to share. She welcomed everyone into her home for tea or coffee and before they knew it they were sitting down to a home-cooked meal and baked goodies. She always made time for the children around her, whether it was playing cards or building a kite. She was known for her legendary treats at Halloween; children came for miles for her candy apples and popcorn balls. Her kindness and generosity were endless. Hosanna (lovingly known as Roche) was predeceased by her husband, Eric; brothers, baby Walter, John J., Neil, William, Walter, George; and sisters, Elizabeth (Myhill), Margret (Toivonen) and Joan (Nicholson). She is survived by her youngest brother, John “Jookie� Moore who will miss her greatly; plus numerous nieces and nephews and their families, who feel blessed to have had her in their lives. Special thanks to Dr. Baird, Dr. Uchman, nurses and staff of Dufferin Place, who treated Hosanna like family and made her feel at home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA or charity of your choice. Family and friends are invited to a tea in her honour on April 13, 2014 (2-4 p.m.) at Extension Community Hall, where perhaps you will find a popcorn ball waiting.

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With loving memories, Hosanna left us on February 28, 2014. Hosanna was born (June 2, 1921) and raised in Extension until wed to Eric on New Year’s Eve 1955. They settled a few miles down the road to a home they built with help from family and friends.

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RETAIL PHARMASAVE Qualicum Beach - 2 Positions - Photo Lab Manager & a technician. Must be organized & efficient , having experience on Lab equipment, Photoshop & 3 years in the industry. 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 April 9. Only those short listed will be contacted.

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Gertrud Emma Passed away peacefully on March 26, 2014. Gertrud was pre-deceased by her husband Joe, her sisters Doris, Ruth, Elsie and brother Robert. She is survived and will be greatly missed by her sister Susi and brother Peter both of Switzerland and many nephews, nieces and friends in Nanaimo and Switzerland. Gertrud was a very generous and caring person with a zest for life. She greatly enjoyed the outdoors where she hiked, mountain climbed, skied, fished, canoed and gardened. She loved camping in her motorhome and did so until she was in her 90’s. Her many travels took her throughout Canada, the US, Mexico, central America, Europe and the far east. The family would like to thank Denise, Connie and all the staff of Trillium at Woodgrove Manor for their wonderful and caring support of Gertrud 106775 during the past 2 months. No service by request. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Telford’s of Nanaimo 250-591-6644

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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

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TREE PRUNING CHIPPING HEDGE/SHRUB MAINTENANCE Call the qualified specialist... certified Garden Designer/Arborist Ivan 250-758-0371

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In person at Teal Cedar Products 17897 Trigg Rd. Surrey BC or Fax resume: 604-581-4104 or Call Dwayne Duncan: 604-317-4759

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Interior ~ Exterior FREE ESTIMATES. (250) 667-1189

PLUMBING RETIRED Plumber Journeyman. Repairs, fixture replace, H/W tanks. (250)390-1982.

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

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DYNAMITE DEAN’S Rubbish Removal. Prompt, professional service. “No Messing Around!” 250-616-0625, 250-754-6664.

CEDAR: SUN, April 6th, 9am2pm. 1948 Woodridge Rd. Furniture, and much more!

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PETS NEED loving home for 12 yr old beagle where someone can be home with him throughout the day. Cute, mischievous and in good health. 585-7649.

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We are currently seeking a highly motivated and hardworking person to join our team as an HR Assistant in our Tofino office. This is a full-time permanent position.

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

Cermaq Canada Ltd. is based in Campbell River, BC on Vancouver Island and one of the largest aquaculture companies in Canada. Cermaq Canada produces approximately 25,000 metric tonnes of fresh, farmed Atlantic salmon annually at 27 sea sites. The company operates four hatcheries and two processing plants (one under contract). As part of the five member HR team, you would report to the HR Manager in Campbell River with these position objectives: • Manage the recruitment process from advertising through to orientation for the west coast operations including saltwater and the processing plant • Be the point of contact for employees seeking human resource support and services • Provide guidance and coaching to management on employee relations issues performance management and disciplinary action • Coordinate training to ensure compliance with occupational health and safety and employee development opportunities • Prepare reports and recommendations that ensure monitoring and progress towards established goals whether on an individual or company wide workforce • Support the planning and implementation of the new human resource strategy Skills and requirements • A team player who understands that quality relationships and great service are the foundation of human resource solutions • Completed post-secondary education with a focus on human resources management and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in human resources • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation considered an asset. If you have the skills we are looking for and you would like to become part of our team, please forward a resume to careers.canada@cermaq.com before April 25, 2014 with Human Resource Assistant in the subject line.

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

HAULING AND SALVAGE JUNK TO THE DUMP. Jobs Big or small, I haul it all! I recycle & donate to local charities. Sean (250)741-1159 or (250)667-1382.

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

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Western Forest Products Inc. is an integrated Canadian forest products company located on Vancouver Island that is committed to the safety of our employees, the culture of performance and the discipline to achieve results. The Scale Specialist will provide production and administrative support and vacation relief coverage for our North Island Timberlands Operations. The position will be initially located in Port Alice, B.C., but it is expected that the successful candidate will also support our Port Alice, Port McNeill, Port Hardy and Englewood timberlands operations.

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MASONRY & BRICKWORK EXTENSION MASONRY. Small jobs & repairs. Brick, block or stone. (250)755-6931.

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FREE POOL Table- 1 piece solid slate, excellent felt, 4x8’. You move. (250)756-3114. FREE: QUEEN bed, good condition. You pick up. Call (250)756-2608.

2 CHILI red micro fibre tub chairs, new, $99. Call (250)758-6975. LADIES LEATHER jacket, with removable hood, medium, dark brown, as new, $90. obo. Call (250)390-3126. METAL SHED: 67”W x 44” D x 64” H. Dark brown & cream, good cond. $75. (250)5856499 QUEEN SIZE mattress/box spring w/frame. Clean N/S home. $90. 250-713-6151. QUEEN-SIZE SOFA bed, good cond., dark navy, $80. Bookcase $19. (250)756-4192 WOODEN STOOL 28”H $8. (250)753-0744.

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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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Fri, April 4 - All Day!

Lots of great stuff! Photos posted at:

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N. Nanaimo - 2 family sale, Sat, Apr. 5, 9-1. Home decor, man cave items, camping, furniture, toys, books, kitchen, etc. Priced to sell! 5925 Tweedsmuir Crescent.

2 QUEEN MATTRESS SETS Still New. Never opened. $200. (250)713-9680

DREAM TEAM PAINTERS: Interior/exterior. 30yrs exp. in Nanaimo. 1 (250)739-2819

MASSIVE MOVING SALE 2246 Alberni Hwy, Coombs

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

Over 25 tables Sat. April 5, 9am-1pm. Frank J. Ney Elementary, 5301 Williamson Road. Hammond Bay area. Admission by donation.

NANAIMO- MOVING Sale, 5701 Malibu Terrace. Sat, Apr 5, 8am-12noon.

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FREE: SMALL Sony flat screen TUBE TV, you pickup. Call (250)756-2937.

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C. NANAIMO- 3151 Country Club Dr, Sat, April 5, 8:302pm. Household & much more. No Early Birds!

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

NORTH NANAIMO: 5407 Lost Lake Rd., Sun., Apr. 6, 8-2pm. Team Nanaimo Rides Again hosting garage sale; Household items, canopies and furn. Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting BC Cancer Foundation. OAK Tree Manor’s semi-annual garage sale is Sat, April 5 from 9-1. with furniture, clothing, books, housewares, etc! Corner Hecate & Robarts Streets

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

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

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

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HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, W/D, F/S, granite tiles, beautiful, 17-pce kitchen cupboards, jacuzzi. (250)753-0160

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HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT Our HCA program is for students with strong wills and warm hearts. Learn how to work with a team of health care professionals to identify and address the unique needs of each unique client. Career Opportunities: Community Health Worker O Care Aide Home Support O Acute & Complex Care

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Workstation pod of 4 desks. Offers. Call 250-245-2277


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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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REAL ESTATE

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

NANAIMO WATERFRONT 2nd floor condo. 1500 sq.ft. LR/DR/2bdrms with view, den, gas FP, secure bldg. 2 underground parking spaces. Maintenance fee includes hot water/gas/landscaping. 1 pet OK. View anytime. $339,900 Reduced to $329,000. (250)7539123 108 Timber View Dr$545,000. Georgia Straight ocean view 10 year old, custom built 4200 sqft home on large lot (.46 acres) completely finished with 5 bdrms and den, 4 bathrooms including 2 bdrm suite. Open area vaulted ceilings, 5 skylights, very large family kitchen, main floor laundry, tile and hardwood floors, NG fire place, BBQ, heat pump, NG ht water tank. Master bdrm (18x14) Oak cabinets throughout. Large rear deck (26 x 26) garage, RV storage with room for possible workshop or carriage house. Quiet keyhole location near Westwood lake. Call 250-585-7769.

5654 OCEAN View Terrace $625 000. Breathtaking ocean views in North Nanaimo with executive custom built 2 year old home, 3200sqft. 5 bdrms, 4 bath including 2 bdrm authorized suite. Large open area concept, 3 skylights, living rm, dining rm kitchen, vaulted ceilings. Extraordinary pantry and kitchen set up. All granite countertops with eating bar, Bamboo hard wood and warm cork floors, Ng stove F/P and BBQ. Heat pump for affordable hydro bills. Built in Vacuum system. Large double garage. Convenient main floor laundry, walk in closets in mstrbdrm. Lower level also includes family area lots of storage and wine room. Smaller lot and house are almost mtce. free. providing time for those extra fun activities. Call 250585-7769.

FULL-SIZED 2010 Raleigh Electric bicycle, Unisex frame, comes with a battery and charger, mirror, security chain, speedometer, night light. Bought $1500. Sell $1200. (250)752-4294. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? 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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RED FORTRESS 2000 3 wheeled Scooter, low miles, large custom seat, battery warmer, oxygen holder, well care for in closed garage. $1000. (250)753-5815. ROYAL DOLTON dishes “Japora� $350. Antique chair, $75. Call (250)933-3900. SHIMPO POTTERS wheel for sale, $150. 4-radial tubeless tires, 225/150 ZR 17, 98 W, extra load, Maxtrek, $150. Call (250)756-2608

OPEN HOUSE- Sat & Sun, every weekend, 1-4pm. New Duplex For Sale, Duncan, at 5909 Stonehaven Dr. in Stone Manor Estate’s (near Hospital) 1850sq.ft. 3 bdrms, 3.5 baths, 5 appls and much more, $295,000. Also New Home For Sale: 5887 Stonehaven Dr, 2050 sq ft, 2 bdrm + den + rec room heat pump, 5 appls, central vac, $364,500. near hospital. Quality homes at an affordable price. Call Gord (250)7101947.

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

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.

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

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LADYSMITH 55+ patio the end unit. Immac 2BR 2WR. Spiffy Kit. Jenn-Air Stovetop + Electrolux Wall Oven. 1 pet ok. $259500. 250-924-4398.

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. N. NANAIMO: (Rocky Point) Custom, level entry w/walk out bsmnt, 2493 sq.ft., 4+ bdrms, 3baths. caroldowe@gmail.com 1 (250)751-8511 $489,000.

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COLLEGE TEAM will try again to get in league games.

Timbermen hang tough, need help BY GREG SAKAKI

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The VIBI Mariners gained a little spring in their step this week that they’ll try to carry forward. Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Baseball Institute college ball team will try again Saturday (April 5) and Sunday to play its home openers after getting rained out on opening day last week. Despite the weather woes, the Mariners haven’t been idle. On Tuesday their patience was rewarded with a fine day for baseball, and it was good timing as the Sherwood Park Athletics high school team was visiting from Alberta to check out Nanaimo, Vancouver Island University and the VIBI program. Jordan Blundell, Mariners manager, said his guys did a great job being ambassadors for their ball club and university. “There was some connections made there,” he said. “Some of the guys that are in our program were on that trip three years ago when they first started doing it, so it’s cool to see that come full circle.” There’s still snow in Edmonton, so the A’s were grateful to get on the field for some morning batting practice before playing a doubleheader against the M’s. The men won 11-2 and 8-2 against the boys. “Baseball’s baseball and you still have to hit the ball, throw the ball, catch the ball,” said Cody Pendergast, VIBI shortstop. Whether exhibition games, league games or intra-squad drills, there are always opportunities to improve, Blundell said. “That’s what we’re hoping,

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VIBI Mariners catcher Jeremy Harasymchuk tosses the ball back to the pitcher in between innings of an exhibition game against the Sherwood Park Athletics on Tuesday at Serauxmen Stadium.

that our guys figure something out about themselves every game they play and add it to their repertoire – if they are able to read a ball in the dirt, or do something a little bit better on the basepaths, or … be engaged mentally,” he said. The Mariners have been talking a lot about their mental approach since their last league games. It can be challenging in a sport with a staccato sort of flow. “Being locked in when you

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need to be locked in – that’s the trick in baseball,” the manager said. Pendergast said it’s important to “let the ball come to us” and not try to do too much. “Don’t focus too much on their guys or on any factors we can’t control,” he said. “Go out there, take care of business and put it in our own hands.” So that will be part of the game plan this weekend against the University of Calgary Dinos. The fact that the

visiting team is coming so far to play ball means the Mariners are determined to get the games in. “We’re definitely chomping at the bit here.” said Pendergast. “We can’t wait to get back on the field and get some more season games under our belt.” GAME ON … Saturday’s games are at noon and 2:30 p.m. at Serauxmen Stadium; Sunday’s games are at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Admission is $2.

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The Nanaimo Timbermen say they’re tough enough to handle a little off-season adversity. The city’s senior A Western Lacrosse Association club is looking for new financial backing after Coastal Windows ceased its corporate sponsorship last week, a month before training camp opens. “The split is an amicable one and we’re very happy to move on on our own…” said Farren Ferguson, the club’s new director of operations. “The timing could have been better. It would have been a lot better if this would have happened a couple of months ago. We’re in a time crunch, for sure.” The senior A Timbermen – along with their junior A counterparts, who are also affected – held a press conference Monday at Beban House to stress that they can continue to operate, but also to appeal to new sponsors. Ferguson said it’s “not a question at all” whether the Timbermen will be able to put a team on the floor for the 2014 season, and said there is no chance of the team relocating. “This is the Nanaimo Timbermen. We’re here to stay,” he said. Thanks to Coastal Windows and the Atlas Sports Group, Ferguson said the lacrosse clubs have paid all their bills to date. See ‘T-MEN’ /18

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T-men seeking support

Brechin bowler wins provincials A Brechin Lanes bowler struck gold at provincial championships in the Fraser Valley last month. Mikayla Eby won the B.C. junior girls’ title and advances to nationals in Winnipeg in May. Maranda Eby took silver in her bantam girls’ division. Other locals at provincials included Nathan Maley, Lauren Thompson, Austin Cant, Chevy Carlson, Aiden Arthur Daegan Haapala, Natalie McCallum, Anika Vanwieren, Tabatha Younger, Madison Paquette, Liam Knott, Jesse Brittain, Kody Schwenk, Andrew Rigg, Ellie Seidel, Cheyenne Walker, Chloe Moniz, Carly Sidor, Jared Craven, Jake Harder, Connor Seidel, Justin Therrien, Kathryn Knott, Mikhayla Knott, Emily Hawkins and Teresa Hastings.

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Farren Ferguson suggested the team is in a better position than it was when it joined the WLA as an expansion franchise in 2005. He said there are potential sponsorship deals in the works, and he will continue to pursue partnerships in the community as the club works toward short-term and longterm stability. Earl Nicholson, general manager of the senior A T-men, said the club’s finances haven’t affected recruiting and that things have proceeded as usual on that front. “This gives us a good opportunity to rebrand ourselves and rebuild…” added

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Earl Nicholson, general manager of the senior A Nanaimo Timbermen, left; Kaleb Toth, coach, senior A Timbermen; Jon Nicholson, GM, junior A Timbermen; Farren Ferguson, Timbermen director of operations; and Dan Marshall, the team’s radio voice, prepare for Monday’s press conference.

K a l e b To t h , t h e team’s coach. “It’s going to be really entertaining to watch us play and I truly believe if we can put a good product on the floor, the fans will come out.” Attendance may become more important this season as the T-men might have to rely more heavily

on season ticket sales and gate receipts. It could mean added pressure to have a winning product. “There’s always pressure to win,” said Jon Nicholson, general manager of the junior A Timbermen. “That’s our goal whenever we step on the floor and it’s going to be no differ-

ent this year. We want to be in every game and we want to win.”

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This year’s Udderbowl tournament will really get players moo-ving. The Nanaimo Ultimate Association is hosting its major annual ultimate Frisbee tournament this Saturday (April 5) and

Sunday at the McGirr Sports Fields. “Sportsmanship and good competitive spirit is a primary focus of the game,” said Allison Schein, a Nanaimo Ultimate director, in a press release.

Basketball club hits hardcourt Vancouver Island University’s Junior Mariners basketball team for U14-15 boys will hold tryouts April 14 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the VIU gym. Incorrect information was published last issue. To learn more about the junior Mariners, e-mail viu.jrmariners@gmail.com.

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With the calendar flipped over to April, another season of curling is quickly coming to an end. On the international scene, the world women’s championships wrapped up two weekends ago in St. John, N.B. Canada was represented by Scotties champion skip Rachel Homan and her Ontario squad, who had to settle for the silver medal after losing 9-5 to Binia Feltscher’s Swiss team in the final. This week, the world men’s tournament is underway in Beijing, China, where Brier champ Kevin Koe and his Alberta team are representing our country. Locally, the annual Spring Fling held last weekend was the final bonspiel of the year at the Nanaimo Curling Centre. A total of 32 mixed teams took part in the event, which featured a fun Canadiana theme. The bonspiel was organized by Ross and Tami Barnard and their committee which included Patty Pedersen, Denise Wood and Linda Olsen. My

special thanks go Shearer and her to organizer Kellie teammates Doug Rice for taking time Shearer, Susan to pass along results Chepil and Mark following final games Kirkham. last Sunday. Winner of the The championChristensen Collision ship game in A B event was the Dunevent, sponsored by can/Kerry Park entry Johnston Franklin skipped by Dave Lawyers, featured Shortill. In the final, undefeated Nanaimo Shorthill fell behind teams skipped by 3-0, but then scored Steve Waatainen in four straight and Ian ends for a Cook. Cook 9-5 deciThorpe scored two sion over reporT to tie the Nanaimo Ian Thorpe game 3-3 skip Ken Columnist after the Rafter and seventh his team end and of Sandy appeared Przada, ready to Darren steal the Fargo winning and Lori point in the Heelm. final frame. Local However, Waatainen teams placed third used his final stone and fourth in B for a super run-back event. Taking third shot that gave him was skip Mike a hard-fought 4-3 Kenefick and his victory. Backing Waa- teammates Judy tainen on the winGallacher, Bob Palning team were third ynchuk and Elaine Angela Price, second Cloutier. Keith Clarke and lead Sponsor for the Michelle Waatainen. C event was Laird Others on the runWheaton and the ner-up Cook squad all-Nanaimo final were third Heather resulted in a 7-2 vicLindsay-Lecuyer, sec- tory for skip Howard ond Gary Howk and Jeglum and his team lead Susan Barber. of Brenda Ridgway, Third in A were Ross Barnard and Nanaimo’s Leslie Tami Barnard. Back-

ing Kulai were teammates Jill McGlenen, Jake McGlenen and Lois Powell. Third place went to the Paul Dunkin entry from North Vancouver. The Spring Fling bonspiel’s other event was designated as a novice event, with pairs of experienced local curlers teamed with pairs of beginners. Sponsor for the event was MacDonald Environmental Sciences Ltd. and first place was won by the foursome of Nicole Backe, Jeff Bates, Craig MacRae and Deanna Bates. In the final, the Backe team recorded a 7-4 decision over skip Cheryl Toole and her team of Dan Bailey, Adam Coronica and Alina Abbott. Finishing third in the novice event was Marla Guldbransen and her teammates Jess Pyett, Kelsey Brown and Angela Butcher. Whatever your sport, a reminder in closing to play your hardest, play fair and show good sportsmanship. u Ian Thorpe writes about sports Thursdays.


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“I like kids that work hard, like to compete every day and want to improve each day,” he said. The new coach puts a lot of emphasis on special teams and said a defensiveminded game plan will lead to offence. BY GREG SAKAKI “Playing a defensive game is very THE NEWS BULLETIN important but you’ve also got to give the players some freedom up front The Nanaimo Buccaneers will conin being creative and making plays,” tinue their VIJHL voyage with a new Bachynski said. man at the helm. The junior B hockey The assistant coaching picture is yet club announced Tuesday night that to be determined, but Glen Smith will Derek Bachynski will take over as head continue as the Buccaneers’ general coach. manager. Bachynski said he The 31-year-old has been and Smith have been comassistant coach of the Powmunicating and he expects ell River Kings of the B.C. that their views will align Hockey League the past on player personnel. The two seasons and also has new coach will get a chance experience coaching colto see prospective players lege-level hockey at Ohio at spring camp next month, University. and will be glad to get “I was ready to become a started. head coach and since Day “I look forward to working 1, since I sat down with hard to make a difference [ownership], if felt like it and having fun throughout was a good opportunity the year,” he said. DEREK BACHYNSKI and a good fit,” he said. Brad Knight stepped Brenda Levesque, Buccaneers owner, down this off-season after coaching said the new coach will bring comthe Bucs for their first two seasons in mitment, a desire to win, and a fresh the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey approach. League. Levesque said Knight originally “Not that we want to dump on the agreed to help out the team for its first old guys, but you’ll find that young year, then decided to stick around for a coaches have a different attitude and second year. a different way of doing things,” she “We knew it was a year-to-year said. thing…” she said. “We’ve been very Bachynski said he wants players who grateful to Brad for all his help in the are professional on and off the ice, and last couple of years.” who care. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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Nanaimo’s Faye Tuck, left, competes in a semifinal matchup at the recent B.C. championships in Prince George.

BRECHIN LANES HIGH SCORES March 24-29 Monday 55-plus - Wes Woulds, 707 triple. Monday mixed - Brady Olson, 716 triple. Tuesday 55-plus - Wendy Ebert, 279 single; Luisa Multari, 613 triple. Tuesday mixed - Parry Harder, 306 single. Wednesday classic - Jack Mundy, 325 single; Duane Kravontka, 832 triple; Morgan Theedom, 861 triple. Thursday 55-plus - Hans Lehrke, 292 single. Thursday ladies - Madonna Addis, 295 single; Linda Charbonneau, 735 triple. Thursday youth - Cheyenne Walker, 273 single, 686 triple. Thursday night - Todd Spracklin, 314 single, 877 triple. Saturday youth - Maranda Eby, 234 single; Justin Therrien, 713 triple; Aidan Keller, 223 single; Kevyn Ukoustoff, 267 single. March 17-22 Monday 55-plus - Al Solmie, 318 single, 820 triple. Monday mixed - Jared Craven, 373 single, 925 triple. Tuesday mixed - Alec Miller, 329 single; Lindsay Haverstock,

796 triple. Wednesday classic - Shane Hall, 345 single; Wayne Mazur, 834 triple; Jennie Friskie, 304 single, 771 triple. Thursday 55-plus - Marlene Geiger, 700 triple. Thursday ladies - Mary-Ellen Maltesen, 305 single. Friday 55-plus - Mary Duval, 320 single; Joan Robertson, 747 triple. Special Olympics - Yves Moskaluke, 303 single; Crystal Lussier, 241 single.

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Nanaimo’s Faye Tuck will take to the mats against Canada’s top wrestling competition. The Dover Bay Secondary School grappler left this week for the Canadian Juvenile Wrestling Championships, to be held Friday (April 4) and Saturday in Guelph, Ont.

The Nanaimo BMX Association holds its first race of 2014 on Sunday (April 6) at Marie Davidson BMX Park on Labieux Road. Anyone is welcome to sign up for the race, with registration from 10-11 a.m. Visit www. nanaimobmx.com.

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March 10-15 Monday match play - Rob Patterson, 351 single. Tuesday 55-plus - Bruce Norris, 318 single. Tuesday mixed - Roy Parker, 306 single, 805 triple. Wednesday classic - Larry Cross, 358 single, 915 triple; Janice Keaist, 371 single, 838 triple. Thursday 55-plus - Paul Burchill, 310 single. Thursday ladies - Darlene Parker, 332 single. Thursday youth - Daegan Haapala, 201 single; Selena Spracklin, 279 single. Friday 55-plus - Ed Duerre, 762 triple. Saturday youth - Jared Craven, 302 single, 726 triple.

MASTERS SWIMMING ASSOCIATION OF B.C. Victoria Masters Swim Meet March 1 Joel Lutz, first, 400metre freestyle, first, 100m free, first, 50m backstroke, first, 200m mixed free relay, first, 400m mixed free relay; Kristin MacColl, first, 200m back, first, 50m butterfly, first, 200m free relay, first, 50m free, first, 100m free, first, 200m mixed free relay; Karina Younk, first, 200m back, first, 200m individual medley, first, 200m fly, first, 200m mixed free relay, first, 800m free; Isabelle Booth, first, 100m breaststroke, first, 200m free relay, first, 200m breast, first, 50m breast, first, 400m mixed free relay; Samira Rusman, first, 100m breast, first, 200m free relay,

The Nanaimo District Lacrosse Association wants to fill the arena to overflowing on opening weekend. Minor lacrosse gets started Saturday (April 5) with games, clinics, an equipment swap and other activities. Opening ceremonies are at 11 a.m. at Frank Crane Arena, followed by a hitting clinic at noon, a novice boys’ game at 1 p.m. and Candy Crushers roller derby action starting at 3 p.m. For a full schedule, visit www.nanaimominor lacrosse.ca.

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first, 200m breast, first, 50m breast; James Scantland, first, 100m breast, first, 200m IM, first, 100m back, first, 50m breast, first, 200m mixed free relay; Charlene Jimmo, first, 200m free relay, first, 100m free, first, 200m free, first, 200m mixed free relay, first, 400m mixed free relay; Ian Burvill, first, 200m breast, first, 200m mixed free relay; Brian Staton, first, 50m free, first, 100m free, first, 50m breast, first, 200m mixed free relay, first, 400m mixed free relay; Brittany Arruda, first, 200m free; Nancy Ryan, first, 50m back; Margie Sanderson, first, 200m mixed free relay.

To submit sports news tips, scores or stats to the Bulletin, e-mail sports@nanaimobulletin.com, call 250-734-4623 or tweet to @BulletinSports.

Last month, Tuck placed second at B.C. championships in Prince George. She won three of her matches at provincials by pin and scored 34 points while allowing only four against. She is also entered in national cadet trials in Guelph this weekend.


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ver the course of five decades, the Nanaimo Museum Society and its members have dedicated time to preserving the history of the Harbour City. On Saturday (April 5), the society will celebrate its 50th anniversary and is encouraging the public to mark the occasion by attending the museum’s new permanent exhibit, which features a large collection of artifacts and stories. Debbie Trueman, general manager of the museum, has been involved with the society for more than 25 years and said the message has remained the same since the Nanaimo Museum Society was formed in 1964. “It’s always been to preserve and interpret the artifacts of the community that tell the story of Nanaimo,” Trueman said. “We’ve always been a community history museum.” The museum’s new permanent gallery documents the final series of stories that helped form Nanaimo’s development. According to Trueman, the new gallery features stories on heritage buildings and pays tribute to Nanaimo’s old Chinatown. “The last Chinatown burned down in 1960. A lot of the artifacts that are on display would have been located in many of those buildings. In fact, the paintings that are on the wall were done by a group of students. A class of

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Jordan Jones, left, and Richard Slingerland put the finishing touches on the retail display at the Nanaimo Museum. The display is part of the museum’s new permanent gallery, which will be open to the public on Saturday (April 5).

architecture students from UBC came and did drawings and that happened about two weeks before the fire. So those would have been the last images drawn of the Chinatown before we lost it.” Those who remember the Lotus Hotel will be taken down memory lane when they wander through the new gallery.

“We have mounted a window from the Lotus Motel, which burned down in the 1960s. A lot of people will remember that and will have seen it and been familiar with the building it came from,” Trueman said. One of the other features that visitors will appreciate is the retail section of the gallery.

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“Ever since we have taken out the retail section from the old museum quite a few years ago people have missed it,” Trueman said. “Most museum have a lot of those kinds of artifacts and it is nice to be able to have those on display rather than in storage.”

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EMMA PLANT plays with Robin Mills and Coal Moon at the Dinghy Dock Pub on April 16. Tickets are $20. Includes return ferry ride.

SPOONS plays with Man Made Lake at the Queen’s on May 18.

HOWIE JAMES plays at MGM Restaurant on April 11 at 5 p.m.

BOBBIE WALKER plays at Demeters Coffee on April 17.

LAZY MIKE AND THE ROCKIN’ RECLINERS CD release party at the RCL Branch 10 on April 11. Tickets $12 for branch members.

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BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE with Barney Bentall at the Port Theatre May 28 at 7 p.m. Tickets $100$125.50.

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ISABELLE O’CONNELL with Sarah Hagen as part of the Classical Coffee Series at the Port Theatre April 8. Tickets $30. For more information call 250754-8550. THE BIG MESS plays at ACcme Food Co. restaurant on April 4 at 7 p.m.

FRED SALIANI plays at Acme Food Co. Restaurant on April 11 at 7 p.m. THE WILD ROMANTICS play the Buzz Coffee House on April 11.

TRIBUNE plays the Cambie on May 3. AVIATOR SHADES plays the Cambie on May 9. STEVE MARTIN with Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell at the Port Theatre May 11. Tickets $146$165.50.

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CAlVIn DyCk performs world premiere of Canadian composer Emily Doolittle’s new work. By RosemaRy PhilliPs

The Vancouver Island Symphony comes home on Saturday (April 5), 7:30 p.m., after its musical journey around the world when it presents the last of this season’s Timeless Treasures Series in a unique concert titled Nanaimo – Home. “This city did not exist when the bulk of classical music was written,” said Pierre Simard. So how will Simard, the symphony’s artistic director, present a concert filled with music that represents Nanaimo? “I am sending the ball back into the audience, to make it Nanaimo’s choice. It’s essentially a one-ofa-kind show – rather like a symphonic jukebox,” Simard said. “The orchestra will rehearse the most recognizable tunes in the light classical repertoire, then throughout the evening the audience will choose. I will be doing this in various ways – but I don’t want to reveal too much. “The music is from all the periods – baroque, classical, romantic, Mozart,

and situation music like Pomp and Circumstance.” Before going out to the audience, Simard will warm up the orchestra with the invigorating Toreador. From then on, the audience picks from Air on the G string, Hungarian Dance No. 5, Morning Mood from Peer Gynt, overtures to the Marriage of Figaro, William Tell and Light Cavalry, Can-Can, Pachelbel’s Canon, Blue Danube Waltz, and selections from Swan Lake and La Traviata. “The musicians are so familiar with these pieces,” Simard said. To further honour Nanaimo, the symphony has commissioned a violin concerto by young Canadian composer Emily Doolittle especially for this evening. “To have violinist Calvin Dyck perform Emily’s new composition, Sapling, alongside great classical tunes is a perfect way to celebrate Nanaimo and Home,” Simard said. And how better to describe spring in Nanaimo than with musical movements titled Branching, Bending and Leafy

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Trueman said the new gallery will be open to the public from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is by donation. “Come see the new exhibit and learn some of the history of Nanaimo,” she said. Leading up to its 50th anniversary celebration on Saturday, the museum has been reaching out to the public for various items from 1964. “Whenever we’ve done that in the past we’ve gotten huge response. Unfortunately this time we didn’t and I think it is kind of the same problem that we are facing. People aren’t thinking about saving things from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. They’re not looking at it as being old enough,” Trueman said. “People forget that the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and

’80s, we have to start saving things from those years, too. It was a bit of a challenge because we didn’t get as much as we hoped for but we will continue to work on that. We will use this as an opportunity to continue that drive into collecting stuff from later years.” Since forming in 1964, the society has achieved many things. Two decades ago, the society took over the Nanaimo Bastion, which is the only wooden bastion in North America. The biggest change for the Nanaimo Museum occurred in 2008 when it moved into the Vancouver Island Conference Centre from its former Cameron Road location. Since relocating, the museum has seen an increase in visitors.

NOTICE OF A Public HEARING Secondary Suites Bylaw Amendments Bylaws 500.389, 2014 and 1285.19, 2014 Electoral Areas ‘A’, ‘C’, ‘E’, ‘F’, ‘G’, and ‘H’ Pursuant to Sections 890, 891, and 892 of the Local Government Act, we advise you that a public hearing has been scheduled in your area with respect to the proposed “Regional District of Nanaimo Land Use and Subdivision Amendment Bylaw No. 500.389, 2014” and “Regional District of Nanaimo Electoral Area ‘F’ Zoning and Subdivision Amendment Bylaw No. 1285.19, 2014” and will be held: Date: Monday, April 7, 2014 Time: 7:00 pm Location: Regional District of Nanaimo – Board Room, 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo What are the Zoning Amendments about? If approved Amendment Bylaw No. 500.389, 2014 and Amendment Bylaw No. 1285.19, 2014 would amend the existing land use regulations to allow secondary suites in most rural and residential zones as follows: • In Electoral Areas ‘A,’ ‘C’, ‘E’, ‘G’, and ‘H’ – Residential 1, Residential 1.1, Residential 2, and Rural 1 through Rural 10 (Inclusive). • In Electoral Area ‘F’ – Agriculture 1, Rural 1, Rural Residential 2, and Village Residential 3. In general terms, the proposed zoning Amendment Bylaws include requirements relating to the size, number, type, and location of secondary suites. The proposed amendment bylaws also include requirements for off-street parking and additional restrictions related to Bed and Breakfast and Home Based Business on parcels that contain a secondary suite. Where can I get more information? A copy of the proposed bylaws and relevant documents may be inspected at the meeting, or prior to the meeting at the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) office at 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo until April 7, 2014. Office hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, with extended hours on Wednesdays 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, excluding statutory holidays. For more information please visit www.rdnsecondarysuites.ca. All persons who consider their interest in property to be affected by the proposed bylaws shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard in person or by written submission at the public hearing. Written submissions can also be provided in advance of the public hearing and must be received at the RDN office by 4:30 pm April 6, 2014, to ensure their inclusion in the public record. Questions or Comments? Please contact the RDN Planning Department @ Phone: 250-390-6510 or toll free in BC 1-877-607-4111 Fax: 250-390-7511 Email: planning@rdn.bc.ca Mail: 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 6N2

We will use this as an opportunity to continue that drive into collecting stuff from later years.

“We’re downtown, we get walk-by traffic,” Trueman said. “We get people who find us without even looking, which is good because with the old location you really had to look for us.” While the future remains bright for the museum, Trueman said the society is always trying to bring in new traveling exhibits, but it

has become harder over the years. “We like to bring in exhibits from traveling museums but so many exhibits have stopped doing that so it is hard to bring in feature exhibits,” she said. The next exhibit at the Nanaimo Museum is called Discovering Departure Bay, which opens on April 8. The exhibit showcases stories from the Departure Bay neighbourhood including its roots as a Snuneymuxw winter village, a haunted mansion built by the Dunsmuir family, crimes committed by visiting sailors and the installation of B.C.’s first telephone. The museum is located in the VICC on Commercial Street, next to Serious Coffee. For more information, please visit www.nanaimo museum.ca. arts@nanaimobulletin.com

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Over the two years at VIU, Smith has built a greater appreciation for those who work behind the scenes in stage productions. “When you go to a show you appreciate it so much more because you know the amount of sleepless nights, late nights, hours that went into producing that twohour show,” she said. Following graduation, Smith is hoping to land an internship in stage management at Julliard School in New York City. If New York City doesn’t work out, then she hopes to end up at University of Nevada at Las Vegas. “For me, someone who is trying to stay away from theatre and start to go into show work, then Las Vegas is the perfect place for me to go,” Smith said.

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It was during the Christmas holidays w h e n Va n c o u v e r Island University senior theatre student Cassie Smith realized that she wanted to be a stage manager. “I was actually having a conversation with a stage manager and he was telling me all these stories and as we were talking it made me realize that this is what I wanted to be doing,” Smith said. Recently, Smith, 19, was the stage manager for VIU’s production, Man of La Mancha, which ran in March. Work on the play began in early February and as a stage manager Smith w a s re s p o n s i b l e for everything from blocking positions to scheduling. “The best way I can

describe it is when we work with the director, we’re the left side of the brain. So the director is the right side of the brain with all the creativity and the stage manager is the left. They [stage managers] do the scheduling, they kept track of actors’ schedules ... they do all the really boring things that no one else thinks about doing but enjoys doing it,” Smith said. “Basically what we do is make sure the actors are taken care of.” Smith, who hails from Calgary, is in the final year of a twoyear theatre diploma at VIU. She said VIU offers a professional e n v i ro n m e n t a n d provided her with a wealth of opportunities. “In first year I was already getting work in Chemainus. With the teachers, they really are great at getting you in the school and working in the school, but also on the Island and doing work on the Island,” she said, adding, “you

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA – Kia rounds out its attack on the country’s best-selling cars with the launch of the final two models to the Forte lineup. Last year Kia introduced their all-new Forte sedan to compete with such top sellers as the Honda Civic, Mazda3, Toyota Corolla and Hyundai Elantra. This week, the 5-door hatchback version called Forte5 and the coupe, called Forte Koup begin arriving in dealerships. The launch of these two vehicles took us from Huntington Beach, California, through the mountains and desert to Borrego Springs and then back through the mountains to San Diego. The terrain varies from massive California highways to very twisty mountain passes and vast desert valleys. Stunning scenery and a recommended drive for any sightseer or driving enthusiast. Looks The Forte5 is the more practical of the two new Kias with a hatchback design that sets it apart from the competition. Many competitors don’t offer a hatch so this is sure to be noticed by people who need extra storage and passenger room. Sold with a new base 2.0L engine or an optional 1.6L turbo engine, there are varied looks depending on which trim is chosen. The non-turbo Forte5 gets a front grille similar to the sedan with a smaller lower intake and a larger grille opening. The Forte5 SX turbo gets the same grille as the Koup, with the opposite

front treatment, a bigger lower opening and a injection engine with a solid 201hp and 195 lb.smaller, more aggressive grille. The great news ft. of torque that comes on at a very low 1750 is that all Forte5 and Koup models come with RPM. The turbo also gets a stiffer suspension, alloy wheels; 16-inches on the Forte5 and 18bigger wheels, sharper steering feel and shorter inch alloys on the turbo version. The Koup has gear ratios from first to third gear. This makes 17-inch base alloys or 18-inches on the turbo. the car livelier and handles better but it also Inside makes the car a bit twitchy on the highway I drove the top Turbo version of the Forte5 and when driving straight. the base, non-turbo version of the The base 2.0L would be my choice. Koup. Both have an amazing level 173hp is loads for a car of this of interior refinement. If you have size and the smaller wheels and ever questioned that Kia knows less aggressive suspension might how to make good quality cars, be a better day-to-day driver. Eijust look at these new products. ther way, Kia has kicked things up The switches and dials look and a notch and both are fun to drive feel first rate and the layout is and never feel underpowered. logical and easy to use. Verdict Koup can actually fit adults up Kia has been The Forte5 starts at $19,495 and to six feet. The dash has either a growing steadily since tops out at $28,395 for a turbo conventional radio layout with with navigation. The Koup comes a smaller screen but when the it entered Canada backup camera is added on either fifteen years ago and with a few extra standard features model, the screen jumps to 6-inchand it runs from $20,895-$28,695. with new products es and becomes a touchscreen Some might think that the higher device. If the buyer wants the like the Forte5 and end models are getting expensive navigation system, then the top but they have features such as Koup, there is no turbo model with luxury package reason to believe the dimming rearview mirrors, power is needed. outside mirrors and heated rear trend will end. The front seats sit high off the seats that are not generally availfloor for good outward visibility. able in this class. Zack Spencer What continues to amaze me is Kia has been growing steadily the level of equipment Kia offers since it entered Canada 15 years from standard Bluetooth and satellite radio to ago, and with new products like the Forte5 and optional heated and cooled seats, heated rear Koup, there’s no reason to believe the trend seats, heated steering wheel, power folding will end. outside mirrors and more. True luxury touches. zack.spencer@drivewaybc.ca Drive The Lowdown Kia has put some punch into both the base and Power: 1.8L 4-cylinder with 132hp or 140hp turbo versions of the Forte5 and Koup. The base Fill-up: 8.6L/5.8L/100km engine is a large 2.0L direct injection engine (city/highway Forte5 auto) with 173hp. In comparison, the top selling Civic has 143hp. The turbo model gets a 1.6L direct Sticker price: $19,495-$28,395

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Confessions of a Curber... Meet Walt. He lives with his wife and two teenagers in a quiet neighbourhood. Walt goes to work every morning, provides for his family and chats with his neighbours. Walt has a secret. He’s no Walter White from“Breaking Bad.” But, his love for quick cash and high profits drive him to a sideline that makes us all a little less safe and costs some their savings. Walt is a curber. Walt has no shame! This week he sells a stolen car.

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Grand Cherokee ruggedly handsome The all-new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a luxury sport ute that attracts a lot of attention. The body styling went through some major changes this year and is very different to the previous version that had more chiseled and square edges. This vehicle is refined and more rounded. The first thing you notice is the new LED light-

ing that wraps around the headlamps, it gives it a very sophisticated and contemporary look. Jeep did not sacrifice its off road capabilities. The Quadra-Trac 1 features full time on demand four-wheel drive with single-speed transfer case and equal torque split (50 front/50 rear) with brake control. Visit www.driveway.bc.ca for the full story.

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Noodling on the web one morning I found out that I was selling vehicles illegally. If I was in the business of selling, I need to be licensed as a dealer. Oh well. Everything’s been working out just fine for me. I skated through those recent bad deals. My previous sales were a distant memory – I was eager to start selling more. So, I decided to up my game a bit. I got a low-end truck and a car from an auction and another car from a new parking lot friend. I put ads for all three vehicles on Craigslist. Of course my ads said they were all real gems. You’d think people might see through my ads. “Need to sell fast, so price is flexible. Call with best offer.” And my cell number was the same for all three. Would anybody notice? The first two cheaper vehicles sold quickly. The last one took a bit longer to sell. Of course, it was the one I was most eager to sell. Why, you ask? Well, not that I passed the information along, but the auction provided vehicle history reports for the first two. I had no information on the last. So, I bought ICBC and CarProof vehicle history reports. I wanted to educate myself. To my surprise, there was a statement in both reports that the vehicle was possibly “stolen*.” I knew I had to sell it fast. I mean, I’d paid for it and I knew my new “friend” wouldn’t take it back. Four days later, I got a call from a young

“Apart from being stolen, it was pretty nice!” woman. She asked if the car would fit a family of four. “Definitely!” I practically screamed. I was a wreck during this sale. I just needed to get rid of this car – fast. I told the nice lady the details of the car. Apart from being stolen, it was pretty nice! I told her I was in a hurry to visit my mum in the hospital. She was in a hurry too – her three-year-old was anxious, pulling at her pant legs. She seemed to not want to be there as much as me. Finally, she agreed to buy the car. Phew! I was saved. Whatever happens next, I don’t care. It’s her problem not mine. I quickly changed my phone number (again). Weeks later, I saw her on the news – with kid still at pant legs – talking to a reporter. Apparently, the car was towed away by the police. And yes, she was trying to find me. Had I covered my tracks? I agonized.

*How can a stolen vehicle be sold? Curbers often break the law by bridging a title. Instead of registering a vehicle in their name within 10 days after a purchase, as required, they leave it in the name of the previous owner. This keeps their name out of the chain of title and from being caught with a stolen vehicle or one that would not be able to be registered or insured for another reason.

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Dodge Dart right on target by Alexandra Straub

The Dodge Dart has held its own in a sporty compact segment where competition is fierce. Perhaps it is because of its value, the various engine choices or that it has some pretty cool features (like available under-the-frontseat-cushion storage) and a fresh style – inside and out – the Dart seems to be a hit. Two years in, Chrysler has loaded it up with an engine full of gusto, unique styling cues and added a couple of letters on the back and now we have the Dodge Dart GT. What sets it apart from its siblings are a stretcheddown grille and LED headlights. You’ll find the rear clad with the ‘racetrack’ LED lights that run the full length of the trunk. Then there’s a set of 18inch wheels come standard on this vehicle along with a 2.4-litre, MultiAir, fourcylinder Tigershark engine, matched with a six-speed manual transmission, that brings to the pavement 184 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque. The gear throws are long and the clutch has little weight to it, taking away the performance aspect of

Dart has a fresh style and offers good value for dollar. the GT that it should have. On the flip side, the light clutch works favourably in the urban environment. This setup makes being stuck in traffic bearable. Getting back to the gearbox, I really wanted to like the Dart more. I really did. So I concocted scenarios in my mind to figure out a way to not be so sad about its lack of panache. I think I found one. Buyers of the GT will like what they get for the value. And some buyers of vehicles who want that extra kick don’t necessarily need all the sports sedan-like characteristics. They want power but in a comfortable and affordable package. Furthermore, they enjoy

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After I switched into this mindset, I found I was able to alleviate my frustrations of what the GT didn’t have, but what it did have. Additionally, a feature that I love about the Dart – and all other Dodge/Jeep/Chrysler products – is the Uconnect media interface. The GT comes standard with the 8.4-inch touchscreen and is a dream to work with. Large icons, easy prompts and a no-fuss approach to pairing your handheld device to the Bluetooth system all come standard. Whether taking the GT for a drive in the city or on the open road, it does have some solid legs to stand on. alexandra.straub@drivewaybc.ca

Marvelling at a new Mercedes The mid-sized C-Class is the most popular and affordable Mercedes-Benz sedan and about 8.5 million of them have been produced, since it was originally introduced in 1993. Mercedes engineering typically operates on a seven-year “circle of life” production run and an all-new generation of C-Class will arrive in Canada, as a 2015 model year vehicle, this summer. In brief, it’s a bigger and better C-Class, however, real progress is in the details. This C-Class is lighter, safer, comes with a choice of two more powerful (yet more fuel-efficient) new engines, uses even more advanced technologies, plus its body is more aerodynamic and, to my eyes, better looking. The South of France global launch location, even though I had to share it with over 800 other auto hacks, was another nice bonus - more later... There’s no pricing available at this time, but we do know the initial trim levels offered in Canada will be a C300 and a C400. A sporty AMG edition, called the C63, will also be added to the line in January 2015. Although not official, a diesel edition is also expected to be added in 2015.


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Beefs & bouquets BEEF To all of you who burn fossil fuels. You should follow the example of my unemployed neighbour, who never drives to businesses to apply for jobs and cuts down on a lot of CO2 emissions that way. BOUQUET To my dear neighbours, Ben, Briar and their young daughters, Lily and Ava. Thank you for shovelling the mountains of heavy snow and ice from my driveway and sidewalk and for sweeping off my car and ensuring that everything was safe for me. Since my hip surgery and resulting issues, I was frightened about slipping and overwhelmed at how I would get the snow cleared. BEEF To the mall for allowing the staff at the e-cig kiosk to puff away all day. I realize that e-cigarettes have helped many quit smoking, however it is a terrible example for children and youth. BOUQUET To Al, the backhoe driver travelling along Jingle Pot Road in February who kindly cleared the snow from the front parking area of our group home. You saved us days of shovelling. BEEF To the local trucking company that has truck drivers who use their cellphones while operating heavy-duty equipment on city streets, putting the public in danger. BOUQUET To Patricia and Suzanne at Costco first aid – a huge thank you for your care to our teenage daughter who experienced a dramatic nose bleed during our recent shopping trip. You were so attentive and compassionate to her and although a minor injury, we wanted you to know you were appreciated. BEEF To the beefer telling the neighbour to close their windows to stop beefer’s smelly and impure drift of backyard smoke from entering the neighbour’s clean house air. Smoke originating from your property is your responsibility. BOUQUET To Troy on Rock City Road who snowblowed several of his neighbour’s

driveways and the sidewalks after the huge amount of snow dumped on Nanaimo recently. Also during this same time, a woman in a blue Honda CR-V stopped to give a ride to a stranger with several bags of groceries, who was wet and struggling to navigate the sidewalks before they were cleared. It’s nice to see there are still giving people out there.

BEEF To the street person who entered the laundromat and took my clean towel from the dryer, proceeded into the washroom with it for 45 minutes where you must have had a ‘bath’ with it. A reluctantly given bouquet to you, however, for not putting the towel back in the dryer. BOUQUET For all our good neighbours on Beacon Place. Your help and kind concern during our last big snowstorm was so appreciated. Special thanks to Tracy and Syd who always help so many of us seniors. BEEF To the City of Nanaimo for allowing the build up of advertising boards on the patch of land at Aulds Road and the Island Highway. It really isn’t pretty and actually a driving hazard for people trying to read them while on the road. BOUQUET To the gentleman in the crosswalk at Anderton and Comox Avenue around 6:45 p.m. I would like of offer a sincere apology for nearly running you down. Someone following in the car behind me alerted me to this near miss. I truly did not see you and I thank God that you had the quick reflexes to get out of danger. I will approach crosswalks more cautiously in in future. BEEF To people who leave their dogs out to bark the entire night. A very inconsiderate, irresponsible few. BOUQUET To all our volunteers, sponsors, friends and family and the Well Pub – a big thank you for making our burger and beverage fundraiser for Team Lisa a huge success.

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BOUQUET To Darlene at the Country Club dollar store. You are a delightful salesperson. Your cheerful disposition makes every customer feel at least a little bit happier. It appears that you are appreciated by many customers. I hope your employer appreciates you like we do. BEEF To transit for not cleaning bus shelters better. Too much litter under seats, especially by the hospital. BOUQUET To the gentleman in the truck in front of me at Tim Hortons on Bowen Road and Dufferin Crescent, who paid for my coffee. I honked – hope you heard me.

BEEF To all of those ‘not responsible’ dog owners who invariably allow their dogs to be off leash in on-leash areas, and then when their dog ‘rushes’ face-on in a challenging way toward my dog’s face (a big ‘no no’ in dog language – it is considered rude behaviour), say “Oh, my dog is fine.” BOUQUET To Departure Bay Vet for all their concern, support, and extra measures shown during our difficult time with Ainsley. Your professionalism and caring demeanour was observed always even though he wasn’t always the most ‘polite’ patient. Although he is sadly missed, the sensitivity and kindness shown will always be in our hearts. BEEF to the woman with the black dog at May Richards Bennett Pioneer Park encouraging your dog to chase rabbits. Your actions do not reflect responsible pet ownership nor will they make it easier to create additional off-leash areas in our city parks.

BEEF To fruit-packing companies. You’d think in the year 2014 we’d be able to engineer fruit stickers that come off of pears without peeling away a hunk of pear skin. BOUQUET To the young man who came to my rescue on Sunday, the day the men’s hockey team won the gold. Thank you so much for helping me get my car up Departure Bay Road, and then driving me to work. It is so nice to know there still are men like you out there. BEEF To the hockey coach down one goal with one minute, 17 seconds to go in the third period and a faceoff in the opposing end. He does not pull goalie. Poor coaching. BOUQUET To Craftsman Collision. After my car key quit working, several auto body shops quoted $200 or more to repair it. Craftsman said to leave it for 20 minutes and they would look at it. When I returned it was fixed and they did not charge me. BEEF To the person who tried to steal my car on Dufferin Crescent. You hurt not only me but also the people I drive to schools, hospital and doctor’s appointments.

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•Weight: 177 lbs. •Height: 6’2” •DOB: Sept 17, 1983

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Patrick POULIN

Is Wanted for Theft sec 4 CC, Breach of undertaking Sec. 145 CC & Possession of a controlled substance Sec 4(1) CDSA

•Weight: 161 lbs. •Height: 5’11” •DOB: Apr 5, 1972

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•Weight: 150 lbs. •Height: 5’10” •DOB: Jun 4, 1981 Lisa MCLAUGHLAN

Is Wanted for Driving while Prhobited, Possession of a Controlled substance & Failing to appear.

Is Wanted for Break and enter and committing indictable offence.

•Weight: 141 lbs. •Height: 5’11” •DOB: Aug 10, 1972

•Weight: 115 lbs. •Height: 5’2” •DOB: Aug 17, 1965

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Is Wanted for Failing to appear in court. Sec 145 Criminal Code

•Weight: 150 lbs. •Height: 5’6” •DOB: Jan 2, 1987

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•Weight: 238 lbs. •Height: 6’2” •DOB: Nov 29, 1960

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April 03, 2014 edition of the Nanaimo News Bulletin

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