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Nanaimo-Alberni MP James Lunney said last week he has learned through “high-level discussions” there is a tentative agreement between Southern Rail and VIA Rail for the re-start of passenger rail service on Vancouver Island. While VIA Rail officials say negotiations continue and there is no agreement of any kind to announce, Lunney said he was disappointed VIA didn’t participate in the Island Corridor Foundation’s news conference Wednesday that proclaimed a “tentative agreement” had been reached between VIA and Southern. “It is disappointing that VIA didn’t stand with the ICF at this time,” said Lunney. “I have assurance from both ends that there is a tentative agreement. The agreement is there.” Lunney would not speculate on when any official announcement would come, but he said “there are no excuses for delaying anymore.” A VIA official reached in Montreal on Thursday said the ICF asked for VIA’s permission to use the rail company’s logo at the news conference Wednesday at Nanaimo’s train station. “That was out of the question,” said Jacques Gagnon, VIA’s senior manager of media and community relations. “(We told the ICF) no, we’re not doing that.” “You announce when there is a signed deal,” said Gagnon. “We’re not going to play this out in the public domain. I don’t know when (there will be an announcement), and I won’t speculate.” Gagnon said discussions between VIA and Southern continue and “they (Southern) have to get back to us on some conditions.” See ICF, page A9

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Approximately 100 people rallied Saturday afternoon despite the rainy weather to show support for keeping Qualicum Beach Elementary School open and turning it into a community school.

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About 100 adults, seniors and children took to the rainy streets Saturday afternoon to show their support for keeping Qualicum Beach Elementary School open. The rally and walk around downtown Qualicum Beach was organized by newly-formed Qualicum Beach Community School Steering Commit-

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Skipsy said the steering committee has asked trustees to consider the community school idea at Qualicum Elementary and to give them one year to show them what they can do. In that vein, the committee is currently working on a business plan to present to the Board of Education, she said. Following the 1.8 km walk, refreshments, activities and entertainment was set to take place.

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The provincial government said it is providing $246,952 to three Vancouver Island jurisdictions in recognition of their commitment to support healthier, more sustainable communities Parksville-Qualicum MLA Michelle Stillwell said last week in a news release. The City of Nanaimo received $126,428, the Regional District of Nanaimo $112,558 and the City of Parksville received $7,966.   “Local governments are key players in bringing about positive change in our communities,” Stillwell said. “Our government is committed to communities that are innovators in the field of climate change.” As a signatory of the Climate Action Charter, the local governments received a grant through the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program. — NEWS Staff/provincial government news release

Ending the Silence workshop on Saturday The Prevention of Violence Against Women Week takes place April 13-19, 2014, provincewide. This initiative acknowledges that violence against women is still too prevalent in B.C. communities, and raises awareness about what actions can be taken to ensure violence has no place in relationships or society. In recognition that everyone has a role to play in ending violence against women, Haven Society is joining the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) to present “Ending the Silence: Strategies for Preventing Abuse,” on April 12, 2014. This public workshop will answer the often asked question – “What Can I Do?” Tickets can be purchased at Haven Society, The Thirsty Camel, or by contacting Jenny Webb with CFUW at 250-758-1869. — NEWS Staff/Haven

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WINEFEST: Hundreds of people packed the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre on Saturday night for the Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach’s 12th annual Wine Festival. While wines of all colours, blends and grape varieties were front and centre, the food offerings were also a big hit, including shucked-in-front-of-you oysters from two companies, Stellar Bay Shellfish and Fanny Bay Oysters. Another attraction of the evening was the hard work of Chief Darryl Kohse and members of the Qualicum Beach Volunteer Fire Department, who stayed on their feet the entire evening offering appetizers. Above, Regional District of Nanaimo board of directors chairman Joe Stanhope gets a snack from volunteer firefighter Nancy Marshall. For more photos from the event, visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pqbnews.

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vise on other actions to prevent spread. Prior to this confirmed case, the most recent case of measles on Vancouver Island was in January, 2010. The most effective protection against the virus is two doses of the vaccine which is free to all those born after 1970. Children in need of immunization should contact the Nanaimo Health Unit at 250-755-3342.  Individuals born since 1970 are encouraged to contact their regular health provider to receive the vaccination if they have not been adequately immunized. — NEWS Staff/Island Health

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There are mostly just questions remaining where Parksville’s Brit Foods used to be. “We sold our first pack of wine gums on August 29, 1997 in Qualicum Beach and since then I have either been retailing British products and/or importing them for wholesale,” said Brit Foods owner Tony Badger. “I feel like I’ve had the last 17 years stolen from me.” Badger said that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) started seizing products last October that he and hundreds of other Canadian retailers have been importing for decades without incident, including Irn Bru, Lucozade, Penguin Bars, Marmite, Bovril, Horlicks and Ovaltine. According to Badger, the CFIA told him the products contain meat or added vitamins that are not permitted in Canada. “All I’m requesting is fair treatment,” Badger pled, not hiding his frustration with what he called being singled out, pointing out the products are still widely available in this country. “It is important to note that most of the food products in question are available in Canadian-compliant variations,” CFIA manager of media relations Guy Gravelle e-mailed The NEWS. “Notable exceptions are beef products from the UK, which are not permitted in Canada due to concerns around animal health.” Gravelle directed The NEWS to a Jan. 25 news release explaining how the CFIA had recently detained a shipment from the UK because some of the products did not have the required documentation, but that other products, including Irn Bru and Marmite are allowed. The e-mail says: “the CFIA has met with the owner of Brit Foods on a number of occasions over the past few months to provide guidance on acquiring products that meet Canadian requirements.” Due to the delay in getting many of his main products, Badger closed the Parksville Brit Foods on Feb. 22, the Edmonton branch on March 22 and their final store, in Saskatoon, last weekend. He said the process has been a nightmare and while the stores are now closed, he holds out some hope things can be resolved. Badger’s main complaint at this point is that he feels unfairly targeted and, if those products are dangerous, questions why are other businesses still allowed to import them.

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Bruce Fleming-Smith made a presentation to the Qualicum Beach Residents’ Association Friday afternoon regarding the possible change of the town’s growth containment boundary, which requires an amendment to the OCP.

QUALICUM BEACH LAND-USE PLANNING

Boundary debate heats up First reading of the bylaw amendment aimed at changing the growth containment boundary was expected at last night’s council meeting

include ALR Land, the Pheasant Glen property, the land where the new fire hall will be built and the estate area around Judges Row, among other areas. But if the current proposed amendment goes through, that green zone’s security will not be challenged, he said. However to make this minor amendment (as the town LISSA ALEXANDER is calling it) to the RGS, a full OCP review is meant to take reporter@pqbnews.com place and meetings held by the town to date have not been Bruce Fleming-Smith said he doesn’t think changing adequate, he said. Qualicum Beach’s Growth Containment Boundary would “In the eyes of the RDN (the town) has to have actualnecessarily mean fundamental changes to the outlying ly gone through a full OCP review and to anybody who has “green zone” areas, but he said he’s still not happy about lived in Qualicum for any amount of time and taken part in how the process at the town is unfolding. previous OCP reviews, anyone who’s been Fleming-Smith made a presentation at a through that, knows (this) doesn’t look like . . . anybody who has public information meeting hosted by the it, it doesn’t smell like it, it doesn’t walk like lived in Qualicum for Qualicum Beach Residents’ Association it — it hasn’t lived up to the spirit of former any amount of time and taken part in previous Friday afternoon to about 70 people. The OCP reviews.” OCP reviews . . . knows meeting was meant to provide residents First reading of the Growth Contain(this) doesn’t look like it, with information to the current Official ment Boundary Bylaw amendment was it doesn’t smell like it, it Community Plan review and amendment slated to take place at a Qualicum Beach doesn’t walk like it — it process that could lead to an amendment council meeting last night, April 7 (after hasn’t lived up to the spirit press time). to the Regional Growth Strategy. of former OCP reviews This surrounds the proposal to align the The town’s director of planning, Luke BRUCE FLEMING-SMITH town’s Growth Containment Boundary Sales, was at the meeting on Friday and (GCB) with the town’s Municipal Boundanswered some questions. Mayor Teunis ary, instead of with the town’s Urban ConWestbroek, and councillors Scott Tanner tainment Boundary (UCB), with which it is and Mary Brouilette were also in attencurrently aligned. The GCB is a feature of dance. QBRA spokesman and vice-presiRDN’s Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) and pushing back dent, Dave Golson asked Sales about whether the town had the GCB would mean Qualicum town council would have planned for the possibility of the population doubling due complete autonomy over land-use decisions within town to the changes. boundaries (other than land in the Agricultural Land Re“Dave has implied that this is a significant increase in deserve). The town would therefore no longer have to get ap- velopment potential in the Official Community Plan but just proval from the RDN for development and servicing within for clarification, it’s the Growth Containment Boundary that the town boundaries. we’re talking about here,” Sales said. This will change how Fleming-Smith said many residents are concerned about land-use decisions are made within the town, he said, and the changes that could occur to the outlying areas he calls not increase or decrease development potential at this step. the green zone (which are not currently in the GCB), which See A QUESTION, page A7

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 69 (QUALICUM) SPECIAL PUBLIC BOARD MEETING RE: DRAFT 2014-15 PRELIMINARY BUDGET The Board of Education of School District No. 69 (Qualicum) invites you to attend a Special Public Board Meeting on Tuesday, April 8th at 7:00 pm in the Forum of the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre, 100 Jensen Avenue East, Parksville. The topic of discussion will be the 2014/15 Preliminary Budget.


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What is “A GP for Me?” “A GP for Me” is a program, sometimes known as the “Attachment Initiative.” Attachment recognizes the importance of continuous doctor-patient relationships and is aimed at improving primary care in BC. Announced in February, 2013 at the same time as the Inpatient Care program by Doctors of BC and Ministry of Health, A GP for Me strives to: • Confirm and strengthen the relationship between family physicians and patients; • Better support the needs of vulnerable patients; • Increase capacity within the system; • Enable patients who want a family doctor to find one.

615,000 people in BC have no family physician 176,000 people in BC are actively seeking a family physician.

If you are seeking a family physician, please register your name and needs with staff at the Oceanside Health Centre. Oceanside Division of Family Practice, Research about the importance of our as the host of A GP for Me has partners having a family physician has found that when we do have a physician there are in the “attachment initiative.” the following advantages: Partners include: • Fewer hospitalizations; • Island Health; • Reduced pressure on emergency • General Practice Service Committee; departments at hospitals; • Ministry of Health;

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When individuals are “attached” to a family physician, the cost savings to the overall health system in BC could amount to: $85,000,000 per year. (2007/2008 findings)

How to participate in A GP for Me Please attend A GP for Me Community Forum event to learn more about the initiative and to share your perspectives about current health care services. If you cannot attend a forum, please go on-line to complete a Community Resident Survey. The web addresses to participate in the survey are: • www.OceansideGPforMe.org • www.CoombsGPforMe.org • www.ErringtonGPforMe.org

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The City of Parksville and Town of Qualicum Beach are celebrating their volunteers this week. “Our community would be lost without them (volunteers),” said the city’s communications officer Debbie Tardiff. Parksville city council proclaimed April 6 to 12 volunteer week last night at their regular council meeting. It is also National Volunteer Week “Volunteers contribute significantly to the well-being of our community and without our dedicated volunteers it would be difficult for us to sustain many of the services we all enjoy and take for granted,” said Parksville mayor Chris Burger. “The city is pleased to be able to recognize, in some small way, their enormous contributions to Parksville.” Tardiff said while the city doesn’t have any specific events planned for volunteer week, they have printed bookmarks recognizing the city’s volunteer contributions which are available at the library, city hall, Oceanside Place and the Parksville Community and Conference Centre. In Qualicum Beach, town officials are recognizing volunteer week by putting the call out for nominations for the Above and Beyond award. “Our volunteers are honestly the backbone of our community,” said Qualicum Beach Mayor Teunis Westbroek, adding the award celebrates the tremendous spirit, commitment and contributions of recipients. Westbroek said the town is now ac-

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From left, last year’s Above and Beyond recipient Peter Drummond and Qualicum Beach Mayor Teunis Westbroek put the call out for this year’s nominations in celebration of National Volunteer Week. For more information about how to nominate someone in Qualicum Beach for this award, go to the town’s website, www.qualicumbeach.com

cepting nominations for the award. “Any person actively engaged for at least one year in volunteer activities that have benefited the community of Qualicum Beach is eligible for nomination,” he said. “It may be someone who has demonstrated an extraordinary good character, leadership, selfless-

ness and integrity.” The deadline for nominations is June 6 at 4 p.m. For more information visit www.qualicumbeach.com. For more local stories about National Volunteer Week, please see Thursday’s edition of The NEWS.

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Former Qualicum Beach town councillor and NDP candidate in last year’s provincial election, Barry Avis, argued that the proposal the town was looking at was major and not minor, and by removing involvement by the RDN it would give control of all the town’s lands to a few town councillors. “Now if that’s not a major change to the OCP then tell me what is?” he said to a loud applause from the crowd. Michael Jessen, a representative to the Arrowsmith Parks and Land-Use Council, said that the issue in his eyes is a matter of good planning, rather than a battle of governments as some

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local media have reported. “Are we to follow a path based on good land-use planning or one of reacting to the flavour of the day?” he said. Jessen was referring to the development proposal by the owners of the Pheasant Glen Golf Resort, who want to build 100 vacation homes, 60 resort cabins, a clubhouse and pavilion on their land adjacent to their golf course. It was that proposal that fuelled the discussion around changing the GCB. Currently, if the town wants to make changes to its own UCB (which is in its OCP) to allow proposals like Pheasant

Glen’s to move forward, it has to first apply to the RDN to amend its RGS. That process alone may take one to two years currently. This the first time the RDN has received a minor amendment application to its RGS, Sales said. During a question period, Neil Horner asked if town council was to pass the bylaw amendment, could the decision be reversed by a new council? Sales affirmed that it could. Horner then suggested residents write a letter to the RDN to make this a major amendment and delay the whole process until after the next election.

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The ICF is a federally-registered charity that RDN board as Parksville representative, said owns the rail lines and corridor. It’s board has Wednesday’s news conference staged by the representation from regional districts and First ICF didn’t change his mind. Nations adjacent to the corridor. “It’s obvious from the (comments) VIA The ICF says it has secured $20 million made that the ICF press release wasn’t genuin funding to improve the line to passen- ine,” said Lefebvre. “It further points out the ger-train-bearing safety standards, including lack of credibility the ICF has. I thought when $7.5 million from each of the provincial and you call a (news conference) you’d have somefederal governments and $3.5 million from the thing to say. Why would an executive director regional districts. of a non-profit like the ICF call a (news conferSouthern Rail of Vancouver Island (SVI) is ence) and state what they stated, when in fact it contracted by the ICF to opwasn’t genuine? In fact, it was I thought when you call a disingenuous.” erated the railway. SVI pro(news conference) you’d vides rail freight services to Qualicum Beach town have something to say customers along the railway. It councillor Dave Willie, who also operated daily passenger also sits on the RDN board, MARC LEFEBVRE service from Victoria to Coursaid in an e-mail to his fellow tenay by arrangements with directors the ICF’s news conVIA Rail until that service was ference was directed at Lefebshut down due to unsafe rail conditions in the vre’s non-confidence motion. spring of 2011. “It’s clear that there was an attempt to maICF CEO Graham Bruce said Wednesday the nipulate the RDN Board to rescind, or vote $20 million would be enough to bring the rail to down the motion of non-confidence in the a safe point for passenger service, although no ICF board and its management at (Wednestimelines or schedules were released. day’s) farce,” Willie wrote. “There was never any Meanwhile, Marc Lefebvre said Thursday agreement, no new news, no VIA Rail particihe still intends to introduce a non-confidence- pation and even the province must have had in-the-ICF motion to the Regional District of an inkling as to the dog-and-pony show to be Nanaimo’s board of directors on Tuesday night. played — they didn’t participate as they must Lefebvre, a a city councillor who sits on the have got wind of the ICF manipulation of facts.”

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e believe many, if not all, members of the Island Corridor Foundation’s board of directors have genuine, positive intentions when it comes to re-starting rail service on Vancouver Island. Which is why the contrived, back-patting, no-news conference they staged Wednesday in Nanaimo is troubling. Who, exactly, did they think they were going to fool? Why, exactly, would they stage such an event with no real progress to report? One answer to those questions may seem a tad cynical, but it’s a valid observation: with support from at least one regional district and two communities along the rail line crumbling, the ICF needed a feel-good moment. Tonight in Nanaimo, Parksville Coun. Marc Lefebvre will introduce a motion to the Regional District of Nanaimo’s board of directors expressing non-confidence in the ICF and calling for a task force to re-examine how, or if, rail could be re-started on Vancouver Island. This is not a good development for the ICF and its CEO Graham Bruce. Regional district funding (about $900,000) is contingent upon a return of passenger rail service to where it was before it was shut down due to safety reasons. Wednesday’s no-news conference shed absolutely zero light on that contingency. So, if it was the ICF’s or Bruce’s plan to save that funding through the announcement of a supposed “tentative agreement” neither party (Southern Railway and VIA) would confirm, they failed. In fact, VIA was kind of baffled by the whole news conference plan. The ICF sent an e-mail to VIA asking for permission to use VIA logos and have some kind of VIA participation in the news conference Wednesday, but VIA wanted no part of it. That all said, MP James Lunney told The NEWS he believes an agreement is imminent. We believe a functioning railway to move freight and passengers would be a boost to Vancouver Island’s tourism potential and economy. Some may see it as a romantic, foolish notion, but we see it as an important cog in the Island’s future economy. It would be more reassuring, however, if we felt the ICF had a handle on these matters and wasn’t trying to play political games. — Editorial by John Harding

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Letters SCHOOL OPTIONS

During the school district’s consultation phase of school closures, another option has evolved and has been presented to trustees and district staff: K-4, 5-7, 8-12 (developmentally-focused model). This model is a modified version of the original Plan A. The K-4, 5-7, 8-12 model, provides the trustees with another option from Plan C (K7, 8-12) and it has equal financial advantage for the district. This new option consists of elementary schools being K-4 (primary skill focus), 5-7 (retaining a middle school concept), 8-12 secondary school and maintains our district’s unique, 37-year commitment to middle schools. The K-4, 5-7, 8-12 model minimizes disruption to students, families and teachers. It requires only one middle school to be renovated and allows the elementary schools and two middle schools to be used for their designed purposes, maintaining the opportunities provided by band, home economics, woodworking, drama and art rooms. It is my conviction that the K-4, 5-7, 8-12 model has the greatest potential to meet both the developmental needs of our students and the unique needs of this generation of children. The K-4, 5-7, 8-12 model meets the financial concerns this district faces, in fact, with the reduction in renovation costs, it may well provide a greater savings overall. This option allows us to move into this challenging financial time with optimism. In speaking individually with some primary teachers and middle school teachers, their most hopeful and most energizing conversation come when speaking of a more developmentally-focused plan. These educators see an enhanced value within a developmentally focused model that would

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provide increased opportunities for concentrated social emotional supports and increased experiential opportunities for their students. At the QBMS public consultation meeting, a middle school teacher captured this enthusiasm and optimism about a K-4, 5-7, 8-12 model. She said if she had to, she would look forward to working with excellent primary teachers in Plan C. However, if she really had her choice, she said she is most excited about the educational focus and creative potential of the new 5-7 middle schools. DAVID OSBORN, SCHOOL COUNSELOR Qualicum Beach

KILL THE TRAINS Why is the ICF (Island Corridor Foundation) still trying to push to revive some retro-romantic railway to carry freight and transport residents and tourists on a scenic journey to various Island towns and Victoria? If rail travel had been a practical, money-making proposition it never would have been canceled. But when the service was terminated trains ran mostly empty and freight, other than the occasional tank car, was non-existent, at least to the upper Island. Trying to resurrect the train is folly. If anyone takes the time to walk the tracks it will be evident that the estimate of $140-160 million to refurbish the line is probably low. If the government and the ICF are hell bent on spending this kind of dough to develop the corridor, perhaps they should consider taking a page from the communities in the Kelowna area and develop the right of way similar to the Kettle Valley trail system, thus affording residents of the various Island communities access to a good walking

PYERS MOSTYN Parksville

COAL POLLUTION

PROVINCIAL:

SCOTT FRASER, MLA Alberni-Pacific Rim

Editor John Harding’s story (The NEWS, April 1) announced that Compliance Energy intends to proceed with its application for the proposed coal mine near Buckley Bay. The announcement adds that getting the coal to dockside in Port Alberni means that a 100-ton truck unit will roar through Cathedral Grove every 20 minutes, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That would mean the end of that iconic tourist attraction.  Furthermore, it will cause highway congestion as these monsters grind up the steep grades to the summit and then along Cameron Lake. Is the highway substructure built for this traffic or will taxpayers have to fund major upgrades? Will additional run-outs be necessary to allow for truck brake failures? Or is a bypass for this Provincial Park proposed? If so, will the company pay for it?   If this application is approved, the coal should be shipped by rail. This would avoid any road problems and provide additional employment and would not degrade the tourist industry. As this coal will go to China, where there are few environmental regulations, we will probably get the product returned as pollution in the upper atmosphere.

MICHELLE STILWELL, MLA

1-866-870-4190 e-mail: scott. fraser.mla@leg. bc.ca

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FEDERAL:

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JAMES LUNNEY, MP Nanaimo-Alberni

TEUNIS WESTBROEK Mayor, Town of Qualicum Beach

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Town office: 250-752-6921 e-mail: mayor@ qualicumbeach.com

PARKSVILLE: RDN:

WILLIAM H. ATWOOD Parksville

City Hall office: 250-954-4661 e-mail: chrisburger@ parksville.ca

JOE STANHOPE Chairman, Regional District of Nanaimo 250-390-4111 e-mail: corpsrv@ rdn.bc.ca

Rules to write by I don’t use it that much so it won’t affect me too much. RON MCCLELLAND

It will make it more difficult and costly because I used it often and take my vehicle. DEBRA AGGETT

It will affect seniors a lot.

EMILIE CHARBONNEAU Coombs

It won’t affect me because I take the ferry so infrequently. PETER MACDONALD Lasqueti Island

All LETTERS TO THE EDITOR must be signed and include your full name, home town and contact phone number. Those without these requirements will not be published. Letters must be 300 words or less and are subject to editing. THE NEWS retains the right not to publish any submissions.

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and biking trail and providing an interesting tourist attraction. In fact tie it into the galloping goose trail in Victoria. Stifle the rail idea. It’s wasting the energy of our representatives and there are other more pressing priorities.

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ERWS Public Open House - May 8 Please join us at an open house to update residents on the preliminary design process for the ERWS project. This open house is an opportunity to provide comments and feedback prior to the commencement of detailed design of the intake, treatment plant and distribution facility. The drop-in format will enable residents to review design concepts at their leisure and the design team staff will answer questions. Feedback forms will be available and we hope participants will provide comments. For those with limited time, informal presentations scheduled for 3 pm and 6 pm will provide a quick overview of the project components.

Thursday, May 8, 2-7 pm

(presentations at 3 pm and 6 pm) Parksville Community and Conference Centre 132 Jensen Avenue East

ERWS Project Survey The ERWS is working to improve the water system for the City of Parksville and the Nanoose Peninsula and is gathering feedback so community views can be taken into account when decisions are made on how to proceed with the project. We encourage residents to take a few minutes to provide feedback. The survey is available from the home page of the City’s website or via PlaceSpeak, an online engagement opportunity where residents and business owners in the area served by ERWS can find information, register to receive updates, provide feedback through surveys, discussion forums and polls. The survey deadline is April 18. www.placespeak.com/survey/945

Budget 2014 - Have Your Say The public is invited to participate in the City’s budget deliberations at a special Committee of the Whole meeting on April 9 at 1.30 pm. Public input is important to the financial planning process and Council is interested in your comments. The draft 2014-2018 Provisional Financial Plan and other documents are on the website [Quicklink - Financial Reports] for your review. Comments received by April 17 will be forwarded to Council for their consideration. Whether you attend in person or watch online, we hope you will have a say.

Here’s how you can contribute to the discussion: • Attend in person and have your say. • Watch online or archived on the City’s website. • Comments and questions by email info@parksville.ca (by April 17). • Comment on Facebook or tweet us your questions or comments.

Wednesday, April 9, 1.30 pm Forum, Parksville Civic and Technology Centre 100 Jensen Avenue East

City Services

Notice of Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel

Annual Wood Chipping Program

For those who received written notification from the City, the Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel will meet on April 23 at 5.45 pm (in the Forum, 100 Jensen Avenue East) to hear complaints and review and correct the assessment rolls. The panel will hear complaints as to: • Ensure names and addresses of owners are correct; • Parcels of land not abutting the water and/or sewer mains; • Errors or omissions respecting the inclusion of property on the roll. The revised Water, Sewer and RDN Parks Parcel Tax Rolls will be open for inspection from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday until April 23 in the finance department. The panel will not hear a complaint unless written notice has been submitted to the City at least 48 hours prior to the appointed meeting time.

Details may be found on the website under Newsroom/Public Notices. Now in progress, the program runs weekdays between 8 am and 3 pm until April 17 and is the only wood chipping program this year. Please direct questions to 250 248-5412.

Things to know ... • Mayor Burger has proclaimed April Daffodil Month, Volunteer Week and National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Month in the City of Parksville. • Reminder to residents that utility notices covering water, sewer, garbage and recycling were mailed at the end of March. If you do not receive your notice, please call 250 954-4653. • Our beaches are closed to dogs until April 30 for the protection of visiting Brant geese. • Mark your calendar for our next Public Works open house scheduled for May 29 in the Community Park.

April 8, 2014

Monday, April 7 through Friday, April 11

east of Moilliet Street to Corfield Street, north and south of the highway, including both sides of Corfield Street

Monday, April 14 east of Corfield Street, north and through Thursday, south of Highway 19A, including the resort area, to the eastern April 17 boundary of the City

Water Conservation Water Conservation Level 1 is now in effect with watering 6 to 10 morning and evening for no more than three hours per period with a maximum of six hours total allocated watering per day. Water Conservation Level 2 will be effective May 1 with watering 6 to 10 morning and evening for no more than two hours per period with a maximum of four hours total allocated watering per day. With all levels, odd numbered addresses water on odd numbered days and even numbered addresses on even numbered days. Watering of vegetable gardens, shrubs, trees and flowers is restricted to a hand-held container or a hose with shut-off nozzle if watered outside of permitted times. Quicklinks/Water Conservation.

City News and Views

It’s Volunteer Week in Parksville

At last evening’s meeting, Council proclaimed April 6-12 as Volunteer Week in the City of Parksville. This week we recognize and honour volunteers and community organizations for their outstanding contribution to Parksville. We recognize volunteers are an important partner with government in providing services to citizens. Because of the unselfishness of our many volunteers, Parksville is a more desirable place to live, work and play. We hope our City’s volunteers know they are truly appreciated and that their contributions are important to the well-being of Parksville. We thank you!

City Dates April 9 April 15 April 17 April 17 April 18 & 21 April 23 April 24 April 24 May 1 May 5 May 8 May 8 May 8 May 15 May 15

Budget Deliberation Council Advisory Committee Advisory Design Panel Coffee with Council Easter Statutory Holidays Council Advisory Design Panel Coffee with Council Coffee with Council Council Advisory Design Panel Coffee with Council ERWS Public Open House Advisory Planning Commission Coffee with Council

The public is encouraged to attend Council meetings held on the first and third Mondays of the month and is welcome to observe advisory committee meetings. Please refer to the City’s website for agendas, dates and times as well as Council meeting highlights and minutes.

How to Reach Council MAYOR Chris Burger .......................................................... 250 954-4661 COUNCILLORS Al Greir.............................................................250 248-1285 Marc Lefebvre .................................................250 248-2292 Peter Morrison .................................................250 240-4050 Bill Neufeld ......................................................250 954-2063 Sue Powell.......................................................250 951-1082 Carrie Powell-Davidson ...................................250 954-3758 citycouncil@parksville.ca City Hall, 100 Jensen Avenue East P O Box 1390, Parksville V9P 2H3 Facebook: facebook.com/cityparksville Twitter: twitter.com/city_parksville Pinterest: pinterest.com/cityparksville It’s Your City is published in the PQB News on the second Tuesday of the month with a copy on the City’s website. We are committed to improving communications with our residents and you can help by providing your comments and suggestions to 250 954-3073 or communications@parksville.ca.

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Old El Paso

Dinner Kits 227-510gr

3000 Que Pasa Salsa 454ml

3000 Old El Paso Green Chilies 127ml

3000

650ml

99 3 $5

99

Comox - Port Alberni - Powell River Qualicum Foods - Courtenay

Assorted Sizes

¢

99

UPSTAIRS INSIDE QUALITY FOODS IN:

Restaurante Tortilla Chips or Salsa

Seasoning Mix

4

500gr

Old O ldd Dutch t h

Old O ldd El P Paso

12

Brats or Italiano Sausages

Cushions and Throws

OFF

Jammers

535-600gr

450gr

Wieners

Look for this sticker on select ground beef packagess

for

Cookies

Island Pride

Some restrictions Apply. Not to be combined with other offers

Snack Pak

Dad’s

Olymel

%

Jell-O

4x99gr

10

Min. 1.2kg

Locally Raised BC Poultry

500gr

25

Bonus Q-Points

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Kraft

2.27kg

250gr

Lasagna

9

300-340gr

El Monterey

794-853gr

6

6

99

Lipton Soup Mix 4’s

Pasta or Rice Sidekicks 120-155gr

4

99

5 3

¢

3$ for

Traditional Crust Pizza

890ml

630-640ml

Unico

4 3

99

796ml

700-900gr

Tomatoes

Unico

Pasta

2$ for

Unico

Pasta

Selected, 250-500gr

5

for

334-360gr

for

9

Minute Maid Juice or Nestea Iced Tea 12x341ml

3

McCain

12x500ml

1kg

Water

Vegetable Oil 3lt

5 3

99

Plus Applicable Fees

Saputo

Bari Pizza Mozzarella Cheese

Plus Applicable Fees

Kellogg’s

Selected, 312-445gr

625-670gr

Melitta

5

99

3$ for

5

2$ for

5 4

99

4

Carnation Hot Chocolate Mix 225-500gr

99

3

99

BRING REAL TASTE HOME!

Unico

Unico

Unico

Marinated Artichoke Hearts

454gr

¢

144’s

2

99

Nestle

Orange Pekoe Tea

5

500ml

340gr

3

99

Olive Oil

Cheddar Cheese

Corn Flakes Cereal

99

Red Rose

Single Serve Coffee Cups

Gallo

Armstrong

3

126-132gr

for

Kellogg’s

Bran Cereal

99

Plus Applicable Fees

2$

3

680gr

Fried Potatoes

3

99

99

99

Kellogg’s

99

Dasani

6

1kg

Cereal

Ginger Ale, Club Soda or Tonic Water

3$ 99

Plus Applicable Fees

907gr

3

Canada Dry

12x355ml

Soft Margarine

99

416-433gr

DINNER’S ALWAYS READY WITH UNICO ON HAND! Unico

3

McCain

Mayonnaise

Pasta Sauce

Ultra Thin Crust Pizza

99

99

Hellmann’s

Ragu

5

Unpasteurized Honey

500ml

2$

McCain

12x355ml

900gr

3$ for

for

Elias

Becel

Pure Jam, Jelly or Marmalade

415ml

2$

5

Smucker’s

Medium Salsa

350ml

99

99

Newman’s Own

Most Wanted BBQ Sauce

Coca-Cola or Sprite

Premium Plus Crackers

525-540ml

Newman’s Own

9

454gr

77

Superior Spring Snacking Solutions!

Christie

Ready To Serve Soup

5

for

7

77

2$

3

99

Primo

Knorr

All Natural Dressing 350ml

Knorr

for

7

Newman’s Own

907gr

99

2$

5

Burritos or Chimichangas

Organic Whole Bean Coffee

1kg

99

Taquitos

Kicking Horse

Natural 100% Peanut Butter

900gr

1kg

El Monterey

Shredded or Crumbled Natural Cheese

Adams

Cheez Whiz

Singles Processed Cheese Product

99

Kraft

Kraft

Kraft

Parmesan Cheese

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Fillets of Anchovies

Beans, Chick Peas or Lentils

In Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 50gr

540ml

170ml

2$ for

10

2$ for

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99

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Kraft

2.27kg

250gr

Lasagna

9

300-340gr

El Monterey

794-853gr

6

6

99

Lipton Soup Mix 4’s

Pasta or Rice Sidekicks 120-155gr

4

99

5 3

¢

3$ for

Traditional Crust Pizza

890ml

630-640ml

Unico

4 3

99

796ml

700-900gr

Tomatoes

Unico

Pasta

2$ for

Unico

Pasta

Selected, 250-500gr

5

for

334-360gr

for

9

Minute Maid Juice or Nestea Iced Tea 12x341ml

3

McCain

12x500ml

1kg

Water

Vegetable Oil 3lt

5 3

99

Plus Applicable Fees

Saputo

Bari Pizza Mozzarella Cheese

Plus Applicable Fees

Kellogg’s

Selected, 312-445gr

625-670gr

Melitta

5

99

3$ for

5

2$ for

5 4

99

4

Carnation Hot Chocolate Mix 225-500gr

99

3

99

BRING REAL TASTE HOME!

Unico

Unico

Unico

Marinated Artichoke Hearts

454gr

¢

144’s

2

99

Nestle

Orange Pekoe Tea

5

500ml

340gr

3

99

Olive Oil

Cheddar Cheese

Corn Flakes Cereal

99

Red Rose

Single Serve Coffee Cups

Gallo

Armstrong

3

126-132gr

for

Kellogg’s

Bran Cereal

99

Plus Applicable Fees

2$

3

680gr

Fried Potatoes

3

99

99

99

Kellogg’s

99

Dasani

6

1kg

Cereal

Ginger Ale, Club Soda or Tonic Water

3$ 99

Plus Applicable Fees

907gr

3

Canada Dry

12x355ml

Soft Margarine

99

416-433gr

DINNER’S ALWAYS READY WITH UNICO ON HAND! Unico

3

McCain

Mayonnaise

Pasta Sauce

Ultra Thin Crust Pizza

99

99

Hellmann’s

Ragu

5

Unpasteurized Honey

500ml

2$

McCain

12x355ml

900gr

3$ for

for

Elias

Becel

Pure Jam, Jelly or Marmalade

415ml

2$

5

Smucker’s

Medium Salsa

350ml

99

99

Newman’s Own

Most Wanted BBQ Sauce

Coca-Cola or Sprite

Premium Plus Crackers

525-540ml

Newman’s Own

9

454gr

77

Superior Spring Snacking Solutions!

Christie

Ready To Serve Soup

5

for

7

77

2$

3

99

Primo

Knorr

All Natural Dressing 350ml

Knorr

for

7

Newman’s Own

907gr

99

2$

5

Burritos or Chimichangas

Organic Whole Bean Coffee

1kg

99

Taquitos

Kicking Horse

Natural 100% Peanut Butter

900gr

1kg

El Monterey

Shredded or Crumbled Natural Cheese

Adams

Cheez Whiz

Singles Processed Cheese Product

99

Kraft

Kraft

Kraft

Parmesan Cheese

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Fillets of Anchovies

Beans, Chick Peas or Lentils

In Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 50gr

540ml

170ml

2$ for

10

2$ for

10 3

99

4$ for

5

4$ for

5

3$ for

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YOU’RE GOOD TO GO WITH READY MADE MEALS FROM THE DELI! Grimm’s

Grimm’s

Lyona Sausage

Bavarian or French Herb Meatloaf

1

Bonus Q-Points

Sambra Homous Dips 283gr

per 100gr

Schneiders

2

Q

bonus

Becel Soft Margarine 454gr

Smoked Havarti Cheese

2

Arla Organic Cream Cheese, 200gr

3000

49 per 100gr

49

CHINESE FOOD

Medium

Sweet & Sour Pork Medium

per 100gr

Vegetable Chop Suey Medium

per 100gr

Egg Roll each

Frozen or Previously Frozen

2

White Tiger Prawn Skewers 4 Pack

99

¢

per 100gr

per 100gr

Frozen or Previously Frozen

Breaded Fish

4

Selected, 580-615gr

99

595 895 650 149 Boneless Skinless Basa Fillets

Janes

Frozen or Previously Frozen

5

Frozen or Previously Frozen

49

5000

2$ for

Fried Rice

49 ¢

Deli Salad

Available at Select Stores

per 100gr

Greek Kalamata Olives without Pits

per 100gr

Small

99

Sockeye Salmon Fillets

Nice N Easy Root Touch up 1’s

2000

3

3 4 99

Gruyere Cheese

2500

Reynolds Baking Cups 50-75’s

397-454gr

Swiss

Kotex Pads Selected 14-40’s

5000

Pastrami

Salsa

Swiss Emmenthal Cheese

SEAFOOD CENTRE

1500

Head & Shoulders 700ml

Schneiders

Sabra

per 100gr

Dofino

1000

Bic Disposable Razors Selected, 10’s

per 100gr

49

CHEESE CENTRE

1

69

Maple Ham

29

Fat Free or Savoury Herb Turkey Breast

5000

points

1

49

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A FRESH START TO YOUR SPRING DAY 100% Whole Wheat Bread

2$ for

4

3

Mini Strudel

4

12 pack

99

BAKERY Chocolate Eclairs

12

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Nature’s Path

Selected, 430-615gr

320-400gr

Sprouted Whole Grain Bread

2

12’s

2$ for

HOUSEHOLD

7 4

Organic Peanut Butter

99

Liquid Laundry Detergent

WOW

99

Liquid Fabric Softener 1.47lt

2

Clorox

225gr

4

2

99 Plus Applicable Fees

Dairy Free Coconut Milk Beverage 1.89lt

Tilex

2$ for

7

4

for

2$

5

for

Quality Fresh

Sweet Treats Grand Slam

7

500gr

3

99

Quality Fresh

Family Favourites Cocktail Mix Cranberry, 500gr

Cleaner or Remover 946ml

2$

Ginger Slices, 330gr

So Delicious

99

35’s

99

Family Favourites

1.75lt

99

Organic Qi’a Superfood

5

per 100gr

Quality Fresh

Juice

Disinfecting Wipes

Snuggle

for

49

¢

SunRype

Nature’s Path

Nuts To You 500gr

5

10 , 000 U.S. Grade A Blanched Peanuts

2$

Organic Hot Oatmeal

99

Omega 3 Large O White Eggs

3

for

Silver Hills

Naturegg

Fresh Wave, 3.46lt

2$

6 pack

Roasted

680gr

6’s

Cheese Buns

BULK

Bread

Muffins

for

10 pack

Oroweat

Oroweat

99 2 $ 5

Bonus Q Q-Points

4

99

99

Fresh Fruit Cheesecake

4

99

8” Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Kaiser Buns

Surf

8” Lemon Meringue Pie

299

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Drop in between 4:00 AND 6:00 PM for a fresh

NEW APPY SPECIAL!

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1

Large Navel Oranges 2.84 per kg

99

BC “Hot House”

Long English Cucumbers LARGE

29 per lb

Snap Top Carrots

Fresh Broccoli Crowns

1

1.52 per kg

49 per lb

“Litehouse”

Gourmet Salad Dressing

2$

Selected, 355-384ml

for

Green or Red Leaf Lettuce

7

99 ORGANIC

Earthbound Farm

2$ for

3 9

California Fresh

6” Easter Lily

99

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Organic Grape Tomatoes

29

1pt Basket

for

per lb

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COLUMN

Forget Botox, just smile

A

re you feeling blue?  Out of sorts?  face-splitting, earlobe-to-earlobe grin. Hold for Depressed?  Down at the mouth, as twenty seconds. it were?  Well, here’s a thought: Now I dare you to try and feel bummed out. Why don’t you get your face parYou can’t, can you. alyzed? If you’re feeling really reckless, maintain I’m serious. A study conducted by the your smile and say ‘Hi’ to the next stranger you Georgetown Medical School has found that a meet. significant portion of clinically-depressed paNot my idea. It belongs to Oprah, who retients treated with Botox injections showed im- cently launched her Just Say Hello Campaign.  proved dispositions after the treatment. “You’re telling someone that they exist” she The theory (and it is, so far, just says. “You’re telling them that they a theory) runs something like this: matter.” Botox injections in the subjects’ Oprah’s campaign has been met foreheads which paralyzed the By Arthur Black with a blizzard of scorn and cynimuscles made it impossible for cism from several big- city newsthem to frown. This inability to paper columnists who like to guard facially express their depression their urban turf from questionable caused them within a short period strangers.  The ability to be anonyof time to ‘feel’ less depressed and mous in a crowd is what makes citeventually, improved their spirits. ies special, they argue. People gravSounds woo woo on the face itate to cities to get away from that of it, but it lines up with an evolvcloying, small-town hi, how are ya ing school of thought about menfamiliarity. tal health. The new view suggests that maybe Yeah, well…You say anonymity; I say loneliwe’ve got everything backwards. Maybe we ness. don’t cry because we’re sad; maybe we’re sad When I ride the subway and smile at the because we cry. Maybe we don’t yell at the kids person across the way, I sometimes get a smile because we’re angry; perhaps we’re angry be- back, but more often they look away or even cause we yell at the kids. Extending the idea, move to another seat — but who’s the freak maybe our brain is subconsciously monitoring in this situation?  I’m just saying ‘Hi’ with my our facial expressions and responds by man- eyes. ufacturing the feeling to go with whatever our Just saying ‘Hi’ is a kind of social magic face is broadcasting to the world. anyone can master. Sometimes it’s all it takes If that’s the case, I can save you several hun- to turn a frown into a smile.  Sometimes it’s dred bucks not to mention the pain of getting enough to turn somebody’s day around. needles in the face. Forget the Botox — just And it doesn’t cost a dime. Try it. I dare you. smile.                   — Arthur Black’s Really. Right now. Wherever you are, whatcolumn appears every Tuesday in The NEWS. ever you’re doing, just relax and put on a big, E-mail: arblack43@shaw.ca

BASIC

BLACK

TOWN OF QUALICUM BEACH Incorporated 1942

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 7:00  pm at the Qualicum Beach Council Chambers of the Municipal Office, 660 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, to receive representations from all persons who believe their interest in property to be affected by the proposed amendments to “Town of Qualicum Beach Land Use and Subdivision Bylaw No. 580, 1999” listed below. A copy of the bylaw may be inspected at the Municipal Office of the Town of Qualicum Beach, #201 – 660 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, except statutory holidays, from April 4 to April 14, 2014. Town of Qualicum Beach Land Use and Subdivision Bylaw No. 580, 1999, Amendment (College Heights) Bylaw No. 580.76, 2014 This bylaw will change the requirements for the “College Heights” development, located at 431 College Road. Specifically, “Town of Qualicum Beach Land Use and Subdivision Bylaw No. 580, 1999” would be amended as follows: a.

“Part 6 – Land Use Regulations” Section 6.4.80.5 “Residential 15” is hereby amended by replacing clause (d) (ii), “The design and construction of all buildings meets or exceeds an equivalency to the “Silver” LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standard“ with “All Buildings, with the exception of Building C as designated on the building plans for the Qualicum Heritage Inn Condominium Development prepared by Boni Maddison Architects dated November 1, 2010, achieve Built Green® certification”.

For further information regarding the bylaw amendment, please contact the Planning Department, at the Municipal Office of the Town of Qualicum Beach, #201  660 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia at 250.752.6921 or email lsales@qualicumbeach.com. This Notice is published in accordance with Section 892 of the Local Government Act. Luke Sales, MCIP, RPP Director of Planning

WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK To submit your activities into our weekly (Thursday) Calendar of Events: events@pqbnews.com fax:250-248-4655 #4-154 Middleton Ave, Parksville

PARKSVILLE

AT VIU’S DEEP BAY MARINE STATION THIS THURSDAY

Film and lecture on acidification Are you curious about the term “ocean acidification” and its impact on marine life? Come to Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) next film and speaker event at the Deep Bay Marine Field Station in Bowser on Thursday, April 10, from 7 p.m. to 9 pm as part of the Brant Wildlife Festival. This week’s event features a film entitled SHELLSHOCKED by Emily Driscoll and a lecture by researcher Wiley Evans. SHELLSHOCKED follows efforts to prevent the extinction of wild oyster reefs, which keep oceans healthy by filtering water and engineering ecosystems. Today, because of overfishing and pollution, wild oyster reefs have been declared the most severely impacted marine habitat on Earth and are functionally extinct. The Simm family would like to announce the arrival of their newest addition

Scientists, government officials, artists and environmentalists are fighting to bring oysters back to the former oyster capital of the world — New York Harbor. After the film screening, researcher Wiley Evans will provide insight into ocean acidification and its impact on marine ecosystems. In a presentation called Ocean Acidification: Lessons from the Open Ocean to Coastal Seas, Wiley will explain how ocean acidification is a very real consequence of CO2 emissions going into the atmosphere.   He will describe some of the progress researchers have made to track ocean acidificatin from the coast of California to coastal seas of Alaska.  — Submitted by VIU PARKSVILLE LAWN BOWLING CLUB

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We deliver The NEWS! Allan Lamotte, Carrier

LOCAL BUSINESS PROFILE

Big boats all the rage in sport fishing Location, service and variety make Parksville’s Boathouse a major player in the local market AUREN RUVINSKY writer@pqbnews.com

Boats are hot in the mid-Island right now, and these days people are looking for big power, according to the guys at The Boathouse near Parksville. “The range goes by price, not size and right now it’s all about the big KingFishers,” said sales manager Jes McFarlen. He said while the big fishing boats can start at $180,000, “The other big market is the $25-35,000 — it’s just on fire right now. McFarlen attributes their rise as one of the largest boat sellers in the mid-Island to their location and involvement with the Big Coast sport fishing TV show on the World Fishing Network and CHEK, of which they are one of the founding sponsors. Made by a childhood friend of owners Mike Evans and Greg Reimer, who grew up in Port Alberni, the show has put the store on the map. “It started as a snowboarding show, up and down the coast, but they got socked in and spent the day filming fishing boats,” McFarlen said. The rest, as they say, is history. “Anyone who watches fishing shows has probably seen that and seen our ads splashed all over it,” he said, “so that turned out to be a great move for us.” “When we go to boat shows it’s not just ‘hey there’s the guys who sell KingFisher’, it’s ‘hey there’s the guys from Big Coast’, and we’ve got people trying to get autographs and stuff.” Aside from the celebrity attraction, McFarlen said they have been expanding services, their range of products and making the store a place boat enthusiasts want to hang out. “Boat ownership is about a fun product, it’s a want, more than a have to have like a car,” he said. “This is laughs and giggles — we have customers that have sold their boats, because of age or whatever, but they still come by here just to hang out.”

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Co-owner Greg Reimer and sales manager Jes McFarlen show off one of their more popular models at the Parksville Boathouse lot on Springhill Road in Errington where the 23-year-old business has been located for 10 years.

And while they offer boats at a wide For example, they offer both boat storrange of prices, he said customers from age and valet services in which they can different backgrounds and with very dif- deliver your boat fueled, serviced and ferent boats will cleaned for short hang out and bond excursions and Boat ownership is about a fun over their common then retrieve it product, it’s a want, more than a interest. when you’re done. have to have like a car. He said their Other hot markets include tuna customers are JES MCFARLEN fishing and big generally either wake boarding retirees or younger people making boats, with huge a lot of money in Alberta and looking to power for huge wakes where you can have a bit of fun. control the size and shape. While many customers are serious McFarlen said the tuna fishery is curyear-round fishermen, the Boathouse rently the talk of the industry right now also offers unique services for the more due to warmer El Nino water and big KingFishers that allow people to get 50 casual boat owner.

miles off shore. “We fished the second official tuna derby on the west coast of Canada last September out of Bamfield and came second,” McFarlen said. The episode recently aired on Big Coast and will be re-run several times, he said. They have new and used boats for sale, along with eight service technicians (of which they are always looking for more), and McFarlen said they can order any part or boat. Check out The Boathouse at 1300 Springhill Road off Church Road. For more information call 250-947-9666 or check their website at http://parksvilleboathouse.com/. For more on the TV show check http://www.bigcoast.tv.

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T. Francis “Frank” English March 17, 1939 – February 22, 2014 Frank was born in Nanaimo to Phyllis and Frank English on Saint Patrick’s Day in 1939. During his youth in the 50’s and 60’s he lived in Vancouver. Frank was passionate about playing many sports, particularly softball. His passion for ball, along with work, took him to Kamloops where he met his lifelong partner, Christine in 1964. After marrying, they remained in Kamloops where Robert was born in 1965, and Joe in 1972. Frank worked for the City of Kamloops from 1972 to 1996. In 96, he took early retirement and the family moved to Qualicum Beach. Family, friends, fly fishing were near and dear to Frank’s heart. He loved to introduce others to the sport of fly fishing, including his wife Christine Fly tying and fishing the beaches and the annual trek to Saratoga each fall were the highlights of the year. Family gatherings were always livened up with Frank’s great “memory” stories and his vocal talents whenever there was music – straight shootin’ comments thrown in at no charge! Clan gatherings reigned supreme and, in keeping with his Scottish heritage and tradition, family always came first. Frank truly lived life with a passion and will be deeply missed as a husband, dad, grampa, uncle, brother, and friend. In keeping with his wishes, Frank died at home near all that was dear to him. He is survived by his wife, Christine; sons, Robert (Lorraine), Joe (Xyleeh); grandchildren, Flora and Xyan; brother, Philip, brothers-in-law, John and Gordon (Vanessa); mother-in-law, Helen; nieces and nephews, Philip (Chieko), Cielo (Hans), Andrew (Kim), Jim (Lisa), Jill (Dave), Shannon and Jaxon. Special thanks to our Home Care Nurses, Home Support Aides, and volunteers and staff at Oceanside Hospice. Their gentle care and support made it possible for Frank to remain at home during his final weeks, ending his journey with respect, dignity, and a degree of comfort. The family have said a private “goodbye” to Frank. There will be a Celebration of Life in Frank’s honour at the Rotary Park in Qualicum Beach on August 10th 2014, beginning at noon. Friends and family are asked to bring a memory, favourite photo, or a funny story to share for the “Memory Basket”. Your memories will be put into a book to be shared and treasured for years to come. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Frank’s memory to Oceanside Hospice Society, 210 Crescent Road West, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1J9 or to a charity of your choice. Life is a journey, thanks to all those who made his special!

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Now recruiting for Full & part time positions. We are looking for: mature, friendly, motivated, responsible team players who enjoy working with people. We offer: • flexible hours • free employee meals Please apply in person at Buckley Bay Subway 6856 S Island Highway, Buckley Bay, BC Previous applicants are welcome to re-apply. CLUXEWE RESORT MANAGER needed at Kwakiutl Band in Port Hardy. Competitive salary and free accommodations. Deadline midnight April 15. Email hr@kwakiutl.bc.ca for job description and to apply. FLORAL DESIGNER- with experience is required by Thrifty Foods. Drop resume to the Floral Department, Thrifty Foods, Parksville.

HELP WANTED WANTED: SERVICE TECHNICIAN - SUNNY THOMPSON REGION. Kamloops dealership is currently accepting applications for full-time Journeyman & Apprentice RV Technicians. All applicants must have direct RV experience, possess own tools, have a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and take great pride in the work they perform. It is our goal to provide an exceptional customer experience for all our clients. We place great emphasis on customer satisfaction and quality workmanship and need people who will help us maintain this goal. We truly care about our employees and provide a positive, happy work environment with competitive wages and benefits. Requirements: - Possess Own Tools - Be Journeyman/Red Seal or period 1, 2, 3 Registered Apprentice RV Technician - Possess Valid Class 5 BCDL (Air/51 Endorsement an asset) - Excellent attendance - Self-motivated team player - Keen attention to detail - Maintain a positive attitude under pressure - Committed to lifelong learning If this sounds like a good fit and you possess the above mentioned qualifications we want to hear from you. How to Apply: With resume and references to: Attention: Service Manager By Email: service@jubileerv.com By Fax: (250) 851-9775 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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Edward Lloyd Brown It is with great sadness we announce that Lloyd passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 29, 2014 in Parksville, BC at the age of 86. He was born February 21, 1928 in Winnipeg, MB to John and Hattie Brown. Lloyd and family moved from Manitoba to various farming communities throughout Saskatchewan they were prairie farmers during difficult times which helped mould Lloyd and his siblings into resourceful, hard-working and productive citizens. Lloyd met Lillian Biddle in Tisdale, SK and they married in Surrey, BC in 1953. Lloyd worked as a dairy deliveryman and watched his family grow to include a son and daughter. He moved his family to Winfield, BC then on to Kelowna and finally to Prince George, BC in 1965 in pursuit of entrepreneurial opportunities. It was during his time in Prince George that Lloyd pursued his interests in hunting and fishing trips and enjoyed many rounds of golf with his close friends. Following the passing of his wife Lillian in 1998, Lloyd was once again on the move, relocating to Whiskey Creek on Vancouver Island to be closer to his sister Peggy and escape the harsh Prince George winters. As an avid sportsman, Lloyd took part in BC Senior Games for a number of years successfully in earning medals for horseshoes, pool, and whist. Lloyd was an active member of RCL #76 in Qualicum Beach and enjoyed playing cribbage each week. In 2008, Lloyd and his partner were the BC Yukon Legion Cribbage Champions and represented the Province at the Dominion Championship held in Grand Bend, ON. Lloyd was predeceased by his wife Lillian, and brothers, Gordon and Jack. Lloyd leaves to mourn his passing his son Wayne (Arlene) of Qualicum Beach, BC; daughter, Georgina (Darryl) Dreger of Sherwood Park, AB; his only grandson, Josh Dreger of Sherwood Park, AB. Lloyd is also survived by his sisters who loved him dearly, Audrey Wallington of Tisdale, SK, Peggy (Archie) Bertram of Parksville, BC and Phyllis (Fred) Stone of Montrose, BC. Lloyd enjoyed having family and friends around him – his infectious laugh could be heard and readily identified. Lloyd requested no service be held. Those wishing to honour Lloyd’s memory can do so by raising a glass at Happy Hour and toasting a life well lived. The family would like to thank all those involved in Lloyd’s care especially the Island Health Home Care Staff and BC Ambulance Attendants and Paramedics. You made a positive difference! To send a condolence to the family please visit www.yatesfuneral.ca YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

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GARDENING CURB APPEAL Yard Care & Junk Removal. Best rates! Seniors disc. 250-937-1908 EXPERIENCED COUPLE to help in garden and greenhouse in lieu of produce. Call 250-752-6769. LET BRAD cut your grass and haul refuse. Will even paint rooms. 250-951-2131.


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A STROKE ABOVE Painting LTD- Liven up your space with a splash of colour! Spring is here book your projects now to avoid disappointment. Commercial & Residential. Interior/Exterior. WCB. Insured. Call Dave, 250-240-2310. M&S OXFORD Home/Commercial Reno’s & Painting. Patio’s, Decks, Sheds, Hardwood and Trim. 25 yrs exp. Quality Guar. 250-228-5204. POIRIER PAINTING: Residential / Commercial. Fully insured, Guaranteed Workmanship, WCB, Call Dan at #250240-3528.

GRINSHEEP FIBRE Productions. Felting, spinning, knitting & weaving supplies. Tues Sat., 1 - 5 or by appt. 250-2486306. grinsheep@gmail.com

MEDICAL SUPPLIES WALKER $150.00 & wheelchair $250.00 Brand New. Call 250-248-4064.

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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FREE ITEMS FREE TOW Away of unwanted vehicles. We also pay $Cash$ for vehicles of value. Call anytime. Norms Towing & Salvage 250-757-8911 or 250954-7543 (cell). HOMEMADE GREENHOUSE with lots of glass. Call 250954-1348.

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



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

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March 18, 1929 to April 01, 2014

Mavis was born and raised in Vancouver where she met and married George Murphy. They lived in Haney and then Surrey where they raised four children. After Mom and Dad went their separate ways, Grandma moved in with Mom and they lived together for the next 28 years, initially in the greater Vancouver area and then moved to Parksville in 1983. Mom and Grandma were great companions until Grandma passed in 2003. Mom lived out her days enjoying her grandchildren (very rarely missed a soccer game) and then her great-grandchildren who visited often.

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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Mavis Nancy Murphy, our loving Mom, Grandma, Great-grandma, and dedicated community volunteer.

COFFEE TABLE, 60� x 19�, good cond, solid wood construction, $100. 2 end tables, $60 ea. 1 (250)756-2694 MOVING Must sell- Sofa $400 (6mos old). Beautiful Cherry wood fireplace/media cabinet $400 (new). 250-757-8757. MOVING; SOFA-3 cushion, skirted, well upholstered, rounded arms, muted moss green with quiet design. $375. Circular 3’ coffee table inlaid wood, metal tipped legs, cash and carry. Call (250)586-8922 PILLOWTOP MATTRESS: Brand new, queen size set for sale. Never opened. $200. (250)713-9680 THOMASVILLE 2 piece entertainment unit, cherry wood. Excellent condition. width 45�, height 82� and depth 26�. TV included. $200. Call (250)7292690 (Nanaimo). WILLIS & COMPANY piano, beautiful condition, $1000. Lazy-boy chair, good condition. $300. Glass-top coffee table $150. No reasonable offer refused. (250)338-1970 after 6pm

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. HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, W/D, F/S, granite tiles, beautiful, 17-pce kitchen cupboards, jacuzzi. (250)753-0160 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. 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. NEW AREA Rug red w/black & white, bought, $300, sell $100. 7’lx5w. (250)585-7744. ROYAL DOLTON dishes “Japora� $350. Antique chair, $75. Call (250)933-3900.

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.

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NANAIMO: 1450SQ.FT, Open concept, 2bdrm, 2bath Rancher on 1/2 acre. Dbl garage, mature trees, greenhouse, RV prkg.$359,000. (250)753-5826 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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One of Mom’s great passions was volunteering in the community she was an avid supporter of the SOS but also did a variety of other volunteer work helping kids learn to read, delivering hot meals to housebound people, doing medical driving, and more. Later she was very involved with “seniors are talking� and other senior activities, always having something on the go.

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Proposed Bylaw 27, if adopted, will establish a new Official Community Plan for the Ballenas – Winchelsea Islands Area, located within the Regional District of Nanaimo. The purpose of the BallenasWinchelsea Islands Official Community Plan is to provide direction for decisions of government, nonprofit organizations and individuals, regarding management of the Ballenas-Winchelsea Islands. The Plan is a statement of objectives and policies to guide decisions on planning and land use management and should provide direction for development and consideration within the island communities. Proposed Bylaw 28, if adopted, will establish a new Land Use Bylaw for the Ballenas - Winchelsea Islands Area located within the Regional District of Nanaimo. A Land Use Bylaw will establish regulations and requirements respecting the use of land, including the surface of water, the use, siting and size of buildings and structures, landscaping and the subdivision of land within the BallenasWinchelsea Islands Area. How Do I Get More Information? A copy of the proposed Bylaws and other relevant background documents may be inspected at Islands Trust Northern Office, 700 North Road, Gabriola Island, BC between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays, commencing Tuesday, April 1 to Friday, April 11, 2014. The proposed Bylaws may be viewed on the Islands Trust website (www.islandstrust.bc.ca) under “Islands�, “Local Trust Areas�, “Ballenas-Winchelsea�, or at the following link: http://www.islandstrust. bc.ca/islands/local-trust-areas/ballenas-winchelsea/projects-initiatives/ocp-and-lub-bylawdevelopment-project.aspx Enquiries regarding the proposed Bylaws may be directed to Sonja Zupanec, Island Planner, by email at szupanec@islandstrust.bc.ca or by phone at 250-247-2211. For toll-free access, request a transfer via Enquiry BC: in Vancouver at 604-660-2421 and elsewhere in BC at 1-800-663-7867.

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MMA FIGHT

Machete ready for full MMA fight

Parksville fighter headed to Battlefield Fight League in Richmond July 12 after match cancelled T YSON TAYLOR sports@pqbnews.com

Marco “Machete” Viedas has been added to the Battlefield Fight League card on July 12 at the River Rock Casino in Richmond. Viedas, whose last fight was cancelled due to an injured opponent, will fight Tylor Nicholson. Nicholson (two wins, three losses) will pose a different sort of challenge for Viedas, who will give up a few inches to his opponent. “It’s going to be an interesting matchup for Marco, that’s for sure,” coach Brett Fee said. “I’ve started thinking about different strategies we can incorporate for this fight but of course Marco will start focusing on that as we get a little closer to the fight. For now, he’s just going to continue to work on his game and make sure he’s ready.” There’s a chance that Viedas’ fight against Nicholson will be full MMA (mixed martial arts) rules, which is yet to be determined. Nicholson has already fought the required number of amateur level fights to advance to the full MMA rules. It’s something that Viedas hopes will happen for his next fight. “We’ll see what happens of course but I hope that it’s the case. It would be nice to finally be able to put it all together in a fight after all the training I’ve been doing,” Viedas said. “Throwing in the ground and pound aspect of a fight puts in that much more for me in terms of what I can get done in

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Marco “Machete” Viedas — working hard and with coaches Brock Fee (left) and Brett Fee — has been given his next fight, July 12, and is looking forward to stepping back into the octagon after his last fight was cancelled.

there, so I’m really excited at the possibility it could happen.” Both Viedas and his coach Brett Fee will be watching the next two BFL events in hopes of catching a glimpse of Machete’s next opponent. It’s another

exciting prospect for Machete, who is a part of the BFL Company that will now have its fights shown on The Fight Network. “It’s pretty cool to think that about a month after his fight takes place, we

could do the same thing we’re doing with Tylor’s next fight and sit down to watch it on TV,” Fee said. “You don’t really get the chance to have that kind of exposure at this level, so it’s an exciting time to for Marco for sure.”

FLY-FISHING

Learn fly-fishing and fly-tying this spring

Busy past seasons and high enrollment lead to new course offerings from the Mid-Island Castaways in May T YSON TAYLOR sports@pqbnews.com

The Mid–Island Castaways Fly Fishing Club is gearing up for another season of fun in the water, pushing into May due to strong enrollment. The Castaways Club has expanded its offering of courses for those interested in fly-fishing and has several courses this year. Last year’s beginner’s course in fly-tying, which ran from January to April, was so popular that it has been brought back at the request of several members. Beginning May 2 and running to May 25, classes meet May 2, 4, 10, 18 and 25. An inter-

mediate course has been added as well. Other fly-tying courses aimed at winter steelhead and lake fishing have been added for this spring. The four-week Fundamentals of Fly Fishing course, which was formerly taught in the fall, has been moved to May. This course covers an introduction to fly-fishing equipment, fly-tying, fly-fishing knots and fly-casting and entomology. The Fundamentals of Fly Fishing courses are designed for people who are absolute beginners. Over the years, the number of students in the course has grown to such an

extent that there is now an enrollment cap of 30 people. Increasingly, women and couples find the course a good place to learn how to fly-fish. This year the club is offering a two-part course in the techniques of river fishing and a two-part course in the skills needed for fly-fishing on lakes. For those who aren’t really sure if fly-fishing is their thing and would like to find out, without investing too much money or time, the club is offering an Introduction to Fly Fishing. This is a three-hour course, which only costs $20 and requires no equipment or prior fly-fishing knowledge.

In addition to the fly-tying and beginner’s courses, there are also casting courses for intermediate and advanced casters. Some courses feature the use of single-handed rods and others feature the two-handed or Spey rods. This year the club has created a new course for those who fly-fish, but haven’t fished for a while and feel a bit rusty. The spring tune-up (Faults and Fixes) course ensures that students will have the benefit of learning from International Fly Fishing Federation (IFFF) certified instructor Aaron Goodis, who will be teaching several other courses in the line-up as well.

Individuals intending to take the course should click the Workshops and Courses button on the website and scroll down to May. Each month has courses on various aspects of fly-fishing that are aimed at people with different interests and skill levels. There are a limited number of loaner fly rods available for students. The rods are given out on a first come first serve basis. Students with questions about the course may contact Bruce Morrison, chair of the education committee by phone at 250-248-5914 or by e-mail at rbm123@shaw.ca


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Taekwondo action

spring break

Third annual Island Open at Parksville Curling Club May 3 T YSON TAYLOR sports@pqbnews.com

The 2014 Island Open, hosted by the Parksville Taekwondo Academy, is set to take place May 3 in the Parksville Curling Club. This marks the third year that the Island Open will be held at the Parksville Curling Club, the fifth year of its existence. The event will run all day and will feature a wide range of talent from five year-olds to 60 year-olds. “We’re really excited to be hosting the event again. We’ve re-branded it now to the point where it’s literally an open event, which means that anyone can sign up,” master Brett Fee said. “It’s going to be a great event and we’ll have a lot of great taekwondo action for everyone to check out and enjoy.” The Island Open, which will be contested under World Taekwondo Federation rules, will have three events; poomsae, chanbara and Olympic sparring. With the amount of competitors varying in age, belt rank and weight class, there will be plenty of action starting at 9:30 a.m. on May 3. “It’s nice because we’ve got a different lineup compared to most tournaments that take place in taekwondo,” Fee said. “Usually what happens is there will be an event that takes place first thing in the morning, then someone will have to sit around and wait to have their second or third fight later that afternoon or evening. It’s a good setup and really helps things flow well.”   Poomsae, which judges competitors on their forms, will be open to all ages and belt levels. The Olympic sparring portion of the event will see action similar to that of what’s seen during the Summer Olympics. A point system will be in place to determine the winners and will feature home-grown referees from the Island that will oversee all the action at the Island Open. The chanbara event, which the Parksville Taekwondo School is one of only two in Canada to offer a program in, sees participants sparring with padded weapons. Like the Olympic sparring, chanbara allows them to

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spar, but with the padded weapons. “Chanbara is something that’s huge over in Asia and Europe, so we’re really excited to be one of the two schools in Canada to offer it as a program to our students,” Fee said. “It’s a different form of competition and it allows students to have a different experience with the padded weapons. It’s a lot of fun to take part in and will be great to watch.” There will be schools from all over Vancouver Island taking part in the Island Open. According to Fee, there are schools that he hasn’t even heard of that are coming out of the woodwork to take part in this event. “Being a member of the B.C. Taekwondo board, I pretty much know who everyone is and what events they’re going to,” Fee said. “We’ve got a school out of Comox and I’ve never even heard of them before. They’ll be having 20 students from their club alone so it’s pretty nice to see the numbers that we’re getting.”

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Event will feature mix of vintage clothing, jewelry and more LISSA ALEXANDER reporter@pqbnews.com

Celebrate the chic and charming items of the past at the second annual Vintage-Retro Inspired Faire at the Church of Ascension on April 12. The event, created by Mirella Trozzo of Biscotti Di Notte, will feature an eclectic mix of vintage clothing, jewelry, furniture, homemade cookies and candy, vinyl records, music, and more. There will also be door prizes. Last year around 1,000 people turned up at the event and Trozzo is hoping for a similar turn out this year. “We’re encouraging people to come dressed up if they choose,” she said. “We had a couple people do that last year and it was really fun.” She said people can come

dressed in whichever past era they choose. Admission is by donation and the proceeds will benefit the church’s youth group. There will be 25 vendors selling their wares at the event, including Lexuss Vintage from Nanaimo, selling mid-century household wares and Stellar Jay on the Beach from Qualicum Beach, with a mix of refinished and antique items. Backyard Diva will be there selling up-cycled gardening items and heirloom seeds and Northsouth Bakery and Confectionary in Lantzville will have bread and vintage-style candy. Violet Vintage Treasure Rentals will be on-hand renting garden arches, trunks and old windows for weddings and other events, and Trozzo will have her usual goodies including her pizzelle, the oldest type of cookie in the world, originating in the eighth century. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 887 Wembley Road.

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Charli Cappadona with Kit & Kaboodle Trading Co. Consignment Boutique in Parksville will be one of the vendors at the Vintage-Retro Inspired Faire this weekend. The store will be selling vintage clothing, jewelry, shoes and accessories.

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Deep Bay resident Ian MacDonell is taking part in the Ride to Conquer Cancer in June, even though he is currently battling the disease.

By the time Ian MacDonell starts a 200-plus km bike ride this June he’ll be in his 20th cycle of chemotherapy treatments. The 68-year-old Deep Bay resident has Multiple Myeloma, one of three blood cancers. But the disease won’t stop him from joining his daughter and a team of riders on The Ride to Conquer Cancer, travelling by bike from Vancouver to Seattle June 14 and 15. MacDonnell is happy to be giving back, he said, since the health care system has really come through for him. He’s also hoping that by taking part in the bike ride he’ll help researchers con-

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Marriage re-invigoration Long-married couple visits Paris for first time since honeymoon Beach Flicks wraps up its film season with the hit comedy drama Le WeekEnd on Friday, April 11 at Eaglecrest Golf Course. The film tells the story of a long-married middle-class British couple who attempt to reinvigorate their marriage by visiting Paris for the first time since their honeymoon. The audience will enjoy stunning images of Paris and will be drawn into the characters Meg (Lindsay Duncan) and Nick (Jim Broadbent) as they dance through the realities of their 30-year marriage. While exploring the magnificent city of light, they run into Morgan old friend played by Jeff

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Inspirational documentary screened by Guides Local girl guides are helping to spread an important message about the power of education for women. To that end the First Parksville Girl Guides is hosting a film screening of Girl Rising on April 17, an educational documentary about the lives of impoverished girls living in countries where education for girls isn’t a priority.

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Animals always on the move In North America, more than 300 bird species migrate

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They may not be as valuable as the Royal Collection that kings and queens have amassed for hundreds of years but the artifacts Oceanside resident Gladys Killip has been collecting will soon be the crown jewel at the Qualicum Beach Museum. Gladys who is in her nineties has accumulated a lot of royal memorabilia over the years and she will be gifting her regal stockpile to the Qualicum Beach Historical & Museum Society. Gladys who loves all things connected to the royal family said she starting collecting commemorative items such as china cups and plates for a hobby and she has some good heritage pieces. Some of her heirlooms and curios are souvenirs from her trips to England and many were gifts from her late husband. More than 400 people sampled some of the tasty dishes being served at a few of the areas eateries on March 29 during Taste of Oceanside. The tasty event at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre promotes the local restaurant industry while at the same time raising funds for the charitable works of rotary. This year Chef Eric Edwards of the Cedars Restaurant & Lounge at Tigh-Na-Mara not only impressed with his culinary creations, he also put his money where his mouth is and donated back all of the ticket proceeds from the food coupons collected at his booth to rotary. Chef Rick Davidson of the Pacific Prime Restaurant at the Beach Club Resort served some amazing food at the event and also donated 100 percent of their ticket proceeds back to the Rotary Club of Parksville AM. Serena Jack is one of the many shining stars in the Kwalikum Senior Secondary School music program. The KSS student who has been playing violin since she was six years old also plays the fiddle and studies classical and jazz. Recently the KSS Jazz band competed in Moscow, Idaho and Serena won two awards. On April 4 and 5 at the Upper Island Music Festival she won three awards and as a result of her placements was chosen as the 2014 Upper Island 17 and Under Strings Alternative Representative for Provincials in Penticton this June. On April 29 Serena will be performing with the KSS Senior Concert band at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. The KSS Fine Arts Society’s annual Premiere Performance is an exceptional display of visual arts, dramatic performances and music showcasing talented KSS students. It is also a fundraiser for the KSS Fine Arts Society which supports students pursuing their fine arts education. Val Dare of the Errington War Memorial Hall Association along with Liz Debarros of the Oceanside Community Arts Council were instrumental in bringing ukulele virtuoso James Hill to Oceanside April 6. 20 students spent an afternoon learning with one of the world’s foremost masters of the instrument at the McMillan Arts Centre before Hill’s concert at the Errington Hall. Val said the collaboration was a win-win for both groups and she hopes they will do more partnerships in the future.

KSS band student Serena Jack (middle) who has been playing violin since she was six years old was thrilled to meet violin virtuosos Timothy and Nikki Chooi. The brothers performed the Bach Double Concerto in D Minor together with the Victoria Symphony March 24 for a spring concert at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre.

Gladys Killip who is a member of the Qualicum Beach Historical & Museum Society was among the party guests who celebrated the 30th anniversary of the museum on March 27. Gladys who always wears the colour purple as a symbol of her love of the British monarchy is gifting her significant collection of royal memorabilia to the museum.

Chocolate brownies with mocha icing and warm chocolate ganache were some of the tasty treats created by Chef Eric Edwards of the Cedars Restaurant at Tigh-NaMara for Taste of Oceanside March 29. Lynne Pearson (left) and Eric Walper (right) of Rotary Club of Parksville AM were among the volunteers who helped out at the annual event.

Judy Elliott got some good hearing advice from Doctor Jon Cockcroft of the Parksville Hearing Clinic at the 19th annual Oceanside Family Health and Wellness Fair April 5. The two-day event at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre had a wide range of exhibitors and health practitioners offering useful information, tips and samples.

Herman Vanderbyl of Parksville has been a volunteer at the Marion Baker Fish Hatchery in French Creek since 1982. An open house was held at the facility April 5 and 6 for the Brant Festival and Herman along with several other dedicated volunteers showed the public some of the many things they do to keep our wild salmon fishery healthy.

Herman Vanderbyl of Parksville has been a volunteer at the Marion Baker Fish Hatchery in French Creek since 1982. An open house was held at the facility April 5 and 6 for the Brant Festival and Herman along with several other dedicated volunteers showed the public some of the many things they do to keep our wild salmon fishery healthy.

Submissions are welcome. Telephone Brenda Gough at 250-248-1188 or email: bgough@pqbnews.com

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About two years ago, while my wife was driving our car, she said to me “hmphy,shlrtle gobin fwumiic?” As usual I replied with my standard response to her mumbling,”Yes dear”. She wheeled a quick right onto a freeway on a very confusing and busy interchange. By the time we got off, turned around and found the address of the party we were heading for we were 30 minutes late for dinner. When I asked her why she did it she said “Well I asked you if I should take the freeway entrance and you said, Yes dear”. Shortly after the freeway incident, I heard about the experience of a man who said he was convinced that his wife was losing her hearing, so one day he decided to run a little test. While his wife was at the kitchen sink with her back to him he stepped into the kitchen and called her name in a normal tone, no response, he stepped closer and repeated the process, no response. Finally, he stepped directly behind her and called her name again, she turned and said “What are you doing? I’ve answered you twice. What do you want?” The man went to a hearing specialist the next day.

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MacDonell was never a devoted cyclist but has always lucky because unlike many people it hasn’t spread to his been active. He started riding regularly this January after bones. He is now in partial remission, he said. He credits a he decided to take on this challenge. He said the riding is support group with helping him overcome the initial shock peaceful and relaxing and is a chance to see the world from of his diagnoses, called the North Island Multiple Myeloma Support, and he now co-facilitates that a different angle. group. “I see things I never saw before,” he said. You’re like a deer in “You’re like a deer in headlights [when “It’s a getaway without really going anyheadlights (when first where.” first diagnosed], you don’t know where to diagnosed), you don’t MacDonell has teamed up with Susan turn or what to do,” he said. “And then you know where to turn or Voerman at PowerHouse Fitness Club in go to that group and all those questions get what to do. And then you Bowser to hold a fundraiser this Saturday answered. They’ve all been through it and go to that group and all to help him and his daughter Jen, and her you see people with the disease and they those questions get partner Jeff, reach their fundraising goals answered. They’ve all been are living normal lives.” for the ride. Vancouver Island had the highest numthrough it and you see ber of diagnoses of Multiple Myeloma in The Fundraiser will take place outside people with the disease PowerHouse Fitness in Magnolia Court on and they are living normal 2013, MacDonell said, besides the Fraser lives Valley. Early diagnoses is critical, which is Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. IAN MACDONELL why the support group has created a postMacDonell, Jen and Jeff will be spinning on card with information on the disease and stationary bikes hoping to garner donations the pathway to diagnoses, he said. The group for the cause. MacDonell is hoping to raise will distribute the handouts to as many doc$5,000 and he is already at $4,350. There will be balloons and giveaways and a table with information on tors, chiropractors and physiotherapists as they can. To donate to MacDonell’s campaign in the Ride to Conquer myeloma, with a support group representative on-hand to Cancer stop by the event Saturday or visit www.conquercananswer questions. MacDonell was diagnosed early and considers himself cer.ca and search his name or his team’s name Trail Bicycles.

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Parksville Qualicum Beach News, April 08, 2014