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Serge Vaillancourt, who has Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is using his battle with the disease to raise public awareness about ALS research.

Serge Vaillancourt and his family share their journey of hope and fear with ALS, a fatal, debilitating disease

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erge Vaillancourt coughs, the sudden attack making his blue eyes water. His wife settles a steaming mug of green tea in his hands and he takes a slow sip. He tries to talk, but can’t seem to get the words out so he swallows. His throat works. He takes another sip to soothe his muscles and tries again. “It’s been a bad morning,” he says, his speech slurred and slow. “The worst is, it’s happening more and more.”

The 66-year-old was diagnosed two years ago with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, an incurable disease that destroys the motor neurons that send electric impulses between the muscles and brain. He knows he faces a challenging journey, full of ‘mini deaths’ of things he’ll never be able to experience again – the freedom of roaring down the road on his motorcycle, dressing himself in the morning and eating a homecooked meal. But Serge is determined to find the silver lining. Sure, he can’t clench his fist any longer, but he can still feel the warmth of his wife’s hands, he says. The muscles in his

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throat are weakening, making it hard for him to talk, but he can still sing a few lines of a serenade. He now has a feeding tube attached to his stomach, but at least it means he could be alive for his daughter’s wedding.   “Even with ALS you can find something to be happy about,” he said. “I’m glad for the life I have and the support that I do. I’m not going to go negative.”

Today the News Bulletin begins a four-part series on Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, through the eyes of Serge Vaillancourt and his family, documenting his day-to-day challenges living with the muscle-wasting disease. On Thursday (April 17), readers will learn about medical advances in the fight for a cure for ALS.

ing that could have only been fate, says his wife Nicky, her eyes sparkling behind frothy, blonde bangs. She was going through a divorce and wanted nothing

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Serge calls her his angel. She calls him her prince charming. They met more than two decades ago in Campbell River by chance, in the kind of meet-

to do with men, and he was driving with his son and just happened to spot a friend in his rear-view mirror. He pulled over in a cloud of dirt and dust, nearly hitting Nicky as she crossed the street. When he spotted her, he forgot all about his friend. She was a “goodlooking little honey and I was a single guy,” he said, chuckling. The couple married 23 years ago this spring. Now, as they sit together in their living room, Serge says the disease is out of his hands. All he can do is cope the best he can and thank his lucky stars he has his wife. Having her gives him reason to live.

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Focus on today. Not tomorrow and not what’s coming. It’s the only way Nicky Vaillancourt says she can sleep at night. Two years ago, Nicky’s husband, Serge, was diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, an incurable and rapidly progressing neurodegenerative disease that attacks and paralyzes muscles in the body. It started with twitching and muscle loss. Now he spends a lot of his time in a wheelchair. It’s hard enough to watch the person you love die, Nicky says, but caring for him while it happens is the cruelest part of all. She feels the weight of responsibility to keep her husband alive and give him the best quality of life she can, “but when you are seeing the person you love struggle … mentally they are still the same person, they are still all there, but their bodies are basically dying and there’s nothing you can do, it’s absolutely … it’s devastating,” she said, her voice trembling as she holds back tears. “It’s emotionally and physically and mentally draining and it’s difficult because – knock on wood – I am still hoping for a cure but I know what the reality is and it is …overwhelming.”

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A $3-million pipe upgrade project is scheduled to take place this summer at the Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre off Hammond Bay Road. At its committee of the whole meeting earlier this month, Regional District of Nanaimo directors voted to award Knappett Industries the $2.13-million construction contract. AECOM will be awarded a $240,000 contract to oversee the project to replace the outfall and primary effluent line, which is reaching the end of its service life and failing in some areas. Other associated costs include tree removal and landscape restoration. The project will be paid for primarily by a $2-million federal gas tax grant while the remaining $1 million will come from general and development cost charge reserves. According to Sean De Pol, regional district manager of wastewater services, the current 91-cen-

timetre diameter steel pipe will be replaced by 142-cm synthetic pipe, with capacity for 160,000 people. The project will include work at Morningside Park and a tennis court near Shores Drive, which will have to be rebuilt, according to De Pol. It will also include a new trail and the replacement of a steel culvert, which he said said will be good for aquatic life. There will be traffic disruptions to Morningside Drive. Scheduling will be finalized once the board gives its final approval later this month, said De Pol. “The requirement will be to essentially tear up that road completely and for a period of time, it will be inaccessible to vehicles, so we’re putting plans in place, first of all for the residents on the other side of where this work is being done to allow them to have access to their properties and then secondly the park ... to minimize the impact that we have to people that want to access that park,” said De Pol. The aim is to have road work in the summer to avoid the extra pressure that would be created by school traffic and to work within a fishery time frame, which De Pol said is by Sept. 15. reporter@nanaimobulletin.com

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lighting the fire Don McRae, MLa for Comox Valley and minister of social development and social innovation, attempts to light the B.C. Summer Games torch, marking 100 days until the start of the games in July. the event was hosted in Maffeo Sutton Park Friday before a crowd of about 100 people with entertainment and speeches from dignitaries and local games officials.

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Nanaimo police recover stolen bikes The owner of three stolen highend mountain bikes ended his week on a high note after police called to inform him all three bikes had been recovered. The Nanaimo RMCP Street Crimes Unit hit the streets in search of the bikes when their owner reported them stolen on April 8 and handed pictures of the bikes along with their serial numbers and detailed descriptions to police, which helped investigators track down, recover and ultimately hand the

bikes back to their owner Friday morning. “This unit knows who is involved in thefts and they were confident if they knocked on enough doors and shook enough trees they would find the bikes,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman. “Sure enough, their efforts were rewarded [Thursday] night with the recovery of all three.” No charges were laid, but investigators have not ruled out that charges could be recommended.

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With $5.4-million budget deficit forecast, Nanaimo school district staff is suggesting axing 44 full-time equivalent positions in its initial 2014-15 budget proposal. Reduction of teacher librarian, custodial, bus driver and carpentry positions are among the strategies under discussion and both Rob Zver, CUPE Local 606 president, and Mike Ball, Nanaimo District Teachers’ Association president, wonder why district administration isn’t part of the cuts. “Administration is not taking a part in the decreasing end of it so it’s not equitable,” said Zver. “They want to take away cleanliness of schools, take away clerical time that has value to it and believe they can do with less of that but in their own upper echelon, that they’re not touchable and that’s deploring – it’s just wrong.” Ball echoed Zver’s sentiments, saying management has gone up 35 per cent since 2001, while student enrolment

has decreased close to 10 per cent and the number of teachers has gone down approximately 20 per cent. He said teacher cuts would be detrimental to learning in one way or another, including those to teacher librarians. “Teacher librarians as cuts really make no sense, I mean they’re the heart of the school,” said Ball. “These are the people that work collaboratively with all other teachers trying to make sure that the educational needs of the students are met.” Ball said not having a teacher librarian will put a lot of pressure on classroom teachers. Jamie Brennan, school district trustee and chairman of the business committee, said he didn’t think there was an appetite to go forward with all the proposed cuts. He also said the board is a long way from finalizing the budget, which is expected to take place April 30. There will be a public meeting tonight at Nanaimo District Secondary School as well as meetings at the district board room on Wednesday (April 16), April 22 and 28. As for the lack of administration cuts, he said he wouldn’t comment on it directly but said he agreed with the observation.

“When you look at the NDTA column and you look at the CUPE column, there are significant numbers of people’s jobs that may be affected and when you look at the administration column it’s empty ... I’m sure the bargaining representatives at the table will press for some sharing of the pain amongst the administrators,” Brennan said. He said the public meeting will give an indication of what people think of the proposal. People could come forward with suggestions and trustees could make motions that support the suggestions. “Everything’s on the table. Everything’s up for consideration in terms of cuts,” Brennan said. “Just because we’ve received that document with those numbers of cuts from staff, that’s very much the staff document. It remains to be seen what the business committee and ultimately the board will approve as a final budget.” The impact of the deficit could be softened by a surplus of $1.5 million and $1 million from last year’s budget, which would lessen the shortfall to about $3 million. The initial proposal includes reduction strategies totalling $6.8 million – $1.4 million more than required.

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Bike to Work Week might be more than a month away, but that just means there’s more than enough time to pull that old bike out of the garage, pump up the tires and at least start thinking about cycling to work for a few days. The lunchtime kick-off event for Bike to Work Week was held at the Nanaimo Athletic Club on Wednesday when representatives from city council, Nanaimo RCMP Bike Patrol, parks and recreation, Nanaimo Regional General Hospital physiotherapists, Nanaimo Cycling Coalition, and other cycling-affiliated organizations – not to mention a few cyclists – turned out for information on how to get signed up to take part. Highlight of the event was a five-minute challenge among 14 contestants to see who

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common goals. He has nothing against people who want to continue driving to work, but there should be more opportunities available and better accommodations for people who want to walk or cycle. “When you look at the Nanaimo Transportation Master Plan what they’re saying is, OK, we have this percentage of people cycling now. We want to increase that. What’s the limiting factor?” Boon said. “They know that between 20 and 40 per cent of people are ready to come and cycle, but they just don’t feel it’s comfortable enough. What do we need to do that? Well, we need to build the right infrastructure.” Throughout May there are a number of events promoting cycling including a heritage ride, community rides, bike repair courses, a commuter challenge and more leading up to Bike to Work Week. For more information and to register as a team or a solo rider, please visit www.biketowork.ca/nanaimo.

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She cries a lot when nobody is around, mourning the loss of things he can no longer do. She gets frustrated and angry when he has a bad day, heading out to the garage just to kick the garbage can. And she gets scared. Some days she questions if she can handle the gradual loss of her husband. She hopes and prays for the strength to cope, she says. It’s a roller coaster of emotions. “You have to try to focus in on the good things and try not to think of all the negative things. It’s a challenge and some days are bad days, some days are depressing and you cry a lot and it’s upsetting. Then the next day ... it’s like that was a blip and we are OK again.” Caregivers face a burden when it comes to care from the emotional to the financial, according to the ALS Society of B.C.

Equipment alone can cost the average patient more than $130,000 and the federal government provides little financial support to those who need to stay at home to care for loved ones. The ALS Society of B.C and ALS Canada are pressuring government to provide better compassionate care benefits. While parents can access 52 weeks of pay to remain at home with new babies, those caring for loved ones with a terminal illness can only get six weeks of support – and not without first proving the person has only six months to live, said Wendy Toyer, executive director of the ALS Society of B.C. “So at the end of life, we are not caring for people like we are in the beginning of life,” she said. The ALS Society of B.C. was created in 1981 and generates more than $2 million a year to provide services like equipment

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Nicky Vaillancourt uses a syringe to pump a formula through a feeding tube directly into Serge Vaillancourt’s stomach. As his disease progresses, swallowing solid food becomes more difficult, necessitating other methods to obtain adequate nutrition.

loans and a psychological support program. The hardest thing for caregivers is not knowing how long they will be providing care, Toyer said. “When you stand at the altar ... and say you will love this person through sickness and in health, no one knew you were going to have to become

a nurse 24 hours a day and sometimes for years and years and years without a break,” she said. “The caregiver has a huge burden because they are seeing the person they love, in most cases a spouse, deteriorate, but there’s also the exhaustion of having to be there all the time and care all the time.”

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With plastic gloves Nicky finishes mixing a mug of liquid meal supplement. She gently pulls at the shoelace around her husband’s neck that holds his feeding tube and lifts his shirt. He holds the plastic for her while she gives it a rinse. It’s a team effort. They smile at each other, while she draws the mixture into a syringe and gently injects it into his stomach. She’s slow and gentle. Too fast and he could throw up. There she says, “at least now you have something in your system.” Feeding her husband through his new feeding tube has been one of the tasks Nicky has taken on since Serge was diagnosed with ALS in 2012. She’s also found herself picking up other things she didn’t do before: handling the family finances, dressing her husband in the morning and searching for recipes

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for food he can still swallow. She has become the primary caregiver, with the hope of keeping him at home for as long as possible. It’s the best place for him and where he wants to be, Nicky says. But she knows it won’t be easy. “When I start thinking of what’s coming and the possibilities ... it’s too much. Emotionally, mentally. I can’t deal with it. Some days I just feel like, am I going to be able to cope with it?” she said. “But I will cope with it. I have to cope with it.” It’s a comfort to know the ALS society is there to help, she said. They provide a pool of equipment on loan, from an electric wheelchair to lifts that get him out of bed. But the biggest help is reminding herself to take just one day at a time. Just focus on today. Not tomorrow and not what’s coming.

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“I’m always like … can’t keep my mind off of you,” he sings, pausing to give her a lopsided smile. “Can’t take my eyes off of you. And then, can’t keep my hands off of you.” It was because he wanted to protect his wife that he didn’t tell her about the diagnosis right away, he says. They had gone through a lot together. Fifteen years ago, he was diagnosed with hepatitis C and cirrhosis of the liver. In 2003, the disease caused a varices bleed, a condition that saw the blood vessels in his throat expand until they burst. His doctor warned if it ever happened, not to exert any energy, lest he bleed to death. So he lay still on the floor as his wife called 911. It saved his life. Two years after the bleed, the cirrhosis reached Stage 4 and he needed a liver transplant. The former equipment operator was skeletal thin at 125 pounds and spent a lot of time sleeping. His family wasn’t sure how long he’d live without the transplant. But on Dec. 29, 2005, after making a wish to a mall Santa for a new liver, he got his organ. It was a story of survival that led him to become a community advocate for the B.C. Transplant Society, sharing his experience and urging people to become organ donors.  His life would take yet another turn in January 2012. Serge noticed a change in his muscle tone and made it a New Year’s resolution to get back in shape. It wasn’t long after he started lifting weights that his muscles began to ripple beneath his skin. His wife looked it up on the Internet and saw a link between ALS and persistent muscle twitches, but she pushed the idea aside thinking it was just over-exertion. Serge went searching for answers. By March his doctor referred him to a neurologist on the Lower Mainland.  She tested his nerve impulses, and noted his muscle loss. By the second visit, she looked at him and told him she was sorry – it appeared he had ALS. The neurologist referred him to the G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre in Vancouver for a full MRI to see if he could have anything else. There is no test for ALS. It’s a diagnosis of elimination. The results came back negative.  “I didn’t really question it. I just accepted it. I just dealt with it,” Serge said. “It wasn’t something that I knew exactly you know, what it was going to entail, but I did know that it’s supposed to be devastating. That there is no way out.” His wife had a right to know, but there was nothing she could do for him at that point, he said. Her mother was in the hospital battling cancer and it was getting close to Christmas. “There was always one more thing I didn’t want to ruin for

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Serge Vaillancourt says goodbye to his son Myles, left, daughter Ashley and wife Nicky prior to undergoing a surgical procedure to have a feeding tube implanted at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

her,” he said. The glass coffin disease But Serge also knew he ALS, also known as Lou Gehcouldn’t protect her forever. rig’s disease after the famous She was no fool, he said. American baseball player, Nicky knew he was going to affects 400 people in B.C. today. Vancouver to get tests, but Thirty live in central Vancouver he never said anything about Island. a diagnosis. It was when she It’s a rare neurodegenerative spotted him coming off the disease, but when it comes to roof, out of breath after hangcruel illnesses, it’s considered ing up a string of Christmas one of the heavyweights. lights, that ALS can she knew affect anyone. something In 90 per cent was wrong. It of the cases, wasn’t like him. the person “I was lookhas no faming at him and ily history of just had this the disease. You can’t itch your gut instinct It attacks something the motor nose. You can’t wasn’t right neurons that and I asked transmit move your hand to him, are you electrical scratch it and you keeping someimpulses from thing from me? brain to can’t speak to have the I said, please the voluntary don’t spare someone scratch it muscles in me. Tell me if the body and for you. there’s someas they die, thing going those neurons on,” she said. “And I kind of are gone forever. It means that spoke for him and I said, it’s one day a person might be able not ALS, right? Because that to grip a coffee cup and the was the worst-case scenario next, they’ll never be able to in my mind. I just threw it out hold one again, according to there and he didn’t say anyWendy Toyer, executive directhing, just started to tear up tor of the ALS Society of B.C. and cry. Eventually, as the muscles “Honestly, I just howled are paralyzed people lose the because I was so devastated ... ability to swallow, speak and I thought this was a nightmare. walk. The only things they have I can’t accept it,” she said. left are their senses. Toyer They sat down in the front likens it to living in a glass cofyard and held each other and fin, where they can see, hear cried. Nicky asked him if he and smell, but not move. Toyer knew 100 per cent he had the tried lying still for 20 minutes disease. He backed away from to get a sense of what people the issue, saying he wasn’t with ALS experience every day. sure and she clung to that It’s excruciating not to move, hope, fooling herself everyshe says. thing was OK, she said. “You can’t itch your nose. Two months later, during a You can’t move your hand to trip to the ALS Society of B.C. scratch it and you can’t speak clinic, the couple had it conto have someone scratch it for firmed. He had ALS. you.”

Because no two people experience the disease the same way, the hardest thing seems to be not knowing how quickly it will affect each person, Toyer said. Statistics show people live an average three to five years, but no one can say for sure. Despite the challenges, those who work for the ALS society say after the shock of the diagnosis has worn off, patients with ALS do everything they can to live a full life and give back to others. “You’d think people would be angry and bitter and withdraw but I see the exact opposite. Look at Serge,” Toyer said. “I mean he has ALS and he is going to pass away and yet he has completely dedicated himself to helping others with the disease. It’s extraordinary.” It’s all how you react

It’s surgery day. Serge’s three children are lined up against one side of the ambulatory care unit at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, blue masks covering their faces. He sits across from them, dressed in a grey sweater that tells passersby he’s in the fight to win against ALS. But being there is another sign the disease is progressing. He must get a feeding tube in his stomach – a decision he grappled with. At some point he won’t be able to swallow and if he doesn’t get the tube installed before his breathing capacity is below 50 per cent, the surgery will be too dangerous. He could starve without it. More than a month ago, he thought the idea sounded unnatural. He wasn’t sure he’d be able to sleep on his side if a tube was in the way. But he also knew it could prolong his life, perhaps long enough to see his son and daughter get

married, and he is willing to go through whatever lengths to hang in there, he said.  Matthew Knee, his son from a previous relationship, came down from Campbell River, joining Serge and Nicky’s children, Myles and Ashley, at the hospital. Serge sat across from them in the waiting room, holding Nicky’s hand. When the nurse strode into the hallway, it was more than 30 minutes past the appointment. “I’m looking for Serge,” she said, eyes already zeroed in on her patient.  “Oh,” Serge said, his eyes widening as he pointed down the hall. “He just left.” “Cheeky,” she said, as she ushered him toward the prep room. His family crowded around him. His daughter hugged him first. “Love you, Dad,” she said, kissing his cheek. Myles took his turn, then Matthew and his wife. “Get it while you can,” Serge said, with a big grin. “A tube could be in the way soon.” In the span of a few months, Serge has seen a lot of changes. He has gone from driving his truck to travelling by scooter; eating solid foods to getting liquid supplements through a feeding tube. His speech is slurred. He and Nicky recently visited a speech therapist, who gave them an alphabet chart he can eventually point to when he can no longer speak. When he can no longer lift a finger, he can look at the letters to spell words. His wrists are also starting to hurt, making it hard to type. He spends time on the computer, sending out e-mails to raise money for this June’s MidIsland Walk for ALS and pressing government for changes that would see property transfer taxes eliminated for those forced to move because of their disabilities. The changes are frustrating and a challenge, Serge says. He knows what’s coming. Occasionally he talks about the importance of choosing when to die. He remembers one man at an ALS conference in a wheelchair and hooked up to a breathing machine. Once in awhile someone would help clean the phlegm out of his throat. His family shouldn’t have to see him like that. The last thing he wants is to wake up and see his wife in tears because he’s a vegetable she has to care for, he says. But he is also not afraid of the journey ahead. He still hopes for a cure and plans to raise money for the ALS Society of B.C. so others with the disease have access to counselling and loan equipment programs. He likes to say it’s not what you get that matters, but how you react. “I am in my second year. Some people die within the first year. I am still here and I am not letting it keep me from doing what I can to help others,” he said. news@nanaimobulletin.com


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Distractions cause crashes Make no mistake: reporters hate going to car wrecks and taking pictures of another injured person being helped by our caring paramedics, firefighters, and police officers. These folks see, first-hand, the carnage of careless, distracted driving – using cellphones, texting, eating and even applying makeup – while at the wheel. That tragic stupidity killed 81 people on B.C.’s roads – 14 on the Island – in 2012, compared to 55 deaths from drunk driving. Even one death, or one collision, by preventable reasons is too many. Animals hopping on to highways, a medical emergency, or maybe even just being a 16-year-old new driver with an ‘N’ in the window and not enough experience behind the wheel – these might be acceptable reasons for vehicle accidents. Otherwise, to be blunt, too often there’s an idiot and a victim involved in a two-vehicle incident. No one is forced to call or text a friend while driving. We suggest, and the RCMP urge, citizens to note licence-plate numbers, then call 911 to report distracted drivers and speeders. We also back B.C.’s drive to jack distracted-driving fines to help save lives and property. Frankly, a $167 fine, and perhaps three demerit points, apparently isn’t enough to stop determined cellphone addicts. Let’s boost fines, especially for repeat offenders. Let’s adopt a recent police idea of confiscating offenders’ vehicles, and their licences if they still don’t get the message. This is a life-and-death issue. Costly too, in police time, insurance claims, and lost lives. Distracted driving, at any speed, is unsafe, selfish and stupid. Is it so hard to pull over to answer that call? If you don’t, it could be your last call. The Nanaimo News Bulletin is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

ALS weakens body, but not spirit I knew Serge Vaillancourt “There are people in the world before Amyotrophic lateral scletrapped in a burning building rosis took its toll. I saw him at without any hope of getting out,” the odd city council meeting, on he told me. “I look at what’s TV or in the newsroom – always good. I have a loving wife and a spreading the word about the family who supports me.” B.C. Transplant Society and the And that summed up his perneed for people to make the deci- spective on life. It was also the sion about organ donation. He reason I didn’t want to just write had a strong, compelling voice a story about the fundraiser. I and always spoke from the heart. wanted to write his story and When my editor told me Serge Serge agreed to share his journey was waiting in our meeting room with me. He’d bare his soul if it to talk about a fundraiser, I had meant helping others, he once that picture of him told me, and he hoped in my mind. I nearly the exposure would REPORTER’S didn’t recognize the help the ALS society VIEWPOINT man standing in front and its patients. Tamara Cunningham of me. He was frail. I spent the last three Reporter Not even loose clothes months visiting him could hide that. His and his wife, Nicky, voice was slurred and and I know it wasn’t his fingers were bent easy for them. Nicky and unco-operative. was not only grappling He leaned over a with the physical, binder stuffed with old mental and emotional newspaper clippings exhaustion of seeing of his advocacy work the man she loves and struggled to grip and drag slowly die, but setting aside time the zipper down. to explain those feelings to me. “I’m sorry,” he told me as he There were days she opened the put his entire elbow into the door and I could see tired rings work. “I have ALS.” around her eyes. She’d give me Serge spent the next hour talka strained smile and wave me ing to me about his diagnosis inside. and his new mission to bring I was there at the hospital awareness to ALS and the ALS when he had a feeding tube put Society of B.C. in his stomach. She wanted to It sounded like a devastating go into the prep room to be with disease, so I know I gave him a him a little longer before he went shocked look when he said he into surgery but she hung back, counted himself fortunate. After I found out later, because she all he’s survived, how could he thought it was too crowded with not be angry? a reporter and photographer

already there. She made sacrifices and she did it for him. During my time with Serge, I saw the symptoms of disease advance. He has gone from walking independently to needing the help of a wheelchair, from eating food Nicky cut into pieces to struggling to swallow anything at all. I’ve seen it become difficult for him to speak, his voice become harder to understand. I listened to his concerns about getting a feeding tube and was there when he went into the operating room. We shared laughs when Serge showed off his new scooter, nearly running over our photographer when he hit the accelerator too hard. And there were tears. A lot of them. I never saw Serge waver in his determination to find the silver lining in his daily struggles and he’d always take time to explain his symptoms and the equipment that helped maintain his quality of life. He’d have me touch his leg to feel the twitching muscles or show me the biPAP machine that helped him breathe at night. It was about giving me education in ALS that I could share with others, but I came away with a much larger lesson in life. I learned it’s not what you get, but how you deal with it that counts; that we should live each day to the fullest and that you don’t need a strong voice to be a strong advocate. Thank you, Serge and Nicky, for sharing your story. news@nanaimobulletin.com

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“I do a lot of impressions and impersonations. I talk a lot about travelling as a neurotic self-obsessed comedian,” Bertram said about his routine. The Vancouver native comes BY NICHOLAS PESCOD from a long bloodline of artists. THE NEWS BULLETIN Bertram’s father was a musician, his mother was an artist, It’s funny how a few simple and his grandfather is Order of words can change a comeCanada recipient Toni Onley. dian’s world. His great grandfather, Jim For Vancouver’s Byron BerOnley, was a successful stage tram it was simply “Pam? Pam, actor in the United Kingdom can you call my mom?” during the 1930s and ’40s. Those seven words were “I learned how to juggle in a uttered in a memorable 2012 theatre program when I was a advertisement for NyQuil and teenager,” he said. “I do come turned Bertram into somewhat from an artistic background.” of a celebrity. Bertram, “So many whose routine – people, mainly titled Guilt Ridwomen, come up den Sociopath to me now and – has received are like, ‘Oh my rave reviews, God, you remind has previously me of my boyEverybody wants worked with the friend because of Zach to be the funniest. likes when he’s sick Galifianakis, he’s just like you, Everybody wants Eddie Izzard, a fat pathetic Colin Mochrie piece of crap,’” and the Flight of to feel like they Bertram said. “Or the Conchords. are the star. they’ll be like, “That was ‘oh my God can great. It was I get a picture with you? I love before he kind of hit it big that ad because it shows how but he was still a well-known stupid men are when they are comic,” Bertram said about sick.’ I guess it just promotes Galifianakis. “He’s a nice guy. female sexism but I don’t care.” He was over here (Vancouver) On Wednesday (April 16) filming something. He asked Bertram will be cracking jokes me to introduce him as Chris and doing impressions at the Rock.” Queen’s as part of the Hear No Unlike the music scene, Evil Comedy Tour. which can be very supportive Bertram juggled his way into to newer artists, the comedy the stand-up comedy scene scene can be very intimidating. more than 12 years ago, after “It’s not the most supportspending time as a street perive scene of scenes. It is kind former. of a one-man sport. A lot of

BYRON BERTRAM known for popular NyQuil commercial.

comedians come from kind of a broken, insecure outlook sometimes, not everybody, but there is generally this feeling of your success equals my failure and there is this underlying sense of competitiveness. Everybody wants to be the funniest. Everybody wants to feel like they are the star,” Bertram said. “It’s hard to break in there and feel the sense of welcome to the club, we’re with you and we’re going to groom you, when really it is like, oh look, there is another dickhead on stage. You gotta have a thick skin and really enjoy feeding off of self-indulgent attention.” Despite having success with television commercials and comedy, Bertram is all too familiar with how difficult it is to get a decent paycheque in the business. “There is just tons and tons of competition. Just trying to stand out and just trying to get gigs and trying to get paid what you’re worth, trying to get the recognition,” he said. “You have to be born with a sense of passion and desire. Making good money doing stand-up is quite difficult to do. I’ve preformed in venues that are just quite undesirable.” Bertram has cracked jokes on stages throughout Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Denmark, Holland, Japan and Australia. Of all the places Bertram has performed, he said London, England was his favourite. “London is really quite up there. There is so much with the sense of humour and the alcoholism mixed with the pub

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Byron Bertram is most often recognized for a commercial for NyQuil, which spawned the term ‘man cold.’ The comedian performs at the Queen’s Wednesday (April 16) as part of the Hear No Evil comedy tour.

culture and the proximity of pubs between places and the population density and the history. I find London is the best city I’ve been to in regards to stand-up comedy.” Since the NyQuil advertisement, Bertram has appeared in a Huggies commercial, headlined at the Goldies and

Rio Theatre in Vancouver, appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and recently landed a role as drunk person looking for a toilet in an upcoming Tim Burton filmed called Big Eyes. The show begins at 8 p.m. and tickets are $20 at the door. arts@nanaimobulletin.com

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MUSIC EMMA PLANT plays with Robin Mills and Coal Moon at the Dinghy Dock Pub on April 16. Tickets are $20 and includes ferry ride. SLUM VILLAGE plays the Queen’s on April 19. THE RHYTHM SHARKS play at the Cranberry Arms Hotel on April 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. LITTLE HEAD plays the Well Pub on April 26. SUNPARLOUR PLAYERS play the Globe Hotel on April 28. SHANE COOK plays the St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 100 Chapel St. May 2. TRIBUNE plays the Cambie on May 3. AVIATOR SHADES plays the Cambie on May 9. STEVE MARTIN and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Eddie Brickell play at the Port Theatre on May 11. Call 250-7548550 for more information.

THE GORDS play at Simon Holt on May 16. APPLECAT plays the Spice Lounge on May 27. BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE with Barney Bentall at the Port Theatre on May 28. Tickets $100$125.50. Call the box office at 250-7548550. STEVE EARLE AND THE DUKES at the Port Theatre on June 23. Call 250-754-8550 for info. SCOTT WEILAND plays at the Port Theatre on June 27. Tickets $67.50. Call 250754-8550 for more information. PAT BENATAR plays with Neil Giraldo at the Port Theatre on Aug. 4. Tickets $90.25-$105. Call 250-754-8550 for more information. GORDON LIGHTFOOT plays the Port Theatre Oct. 21. Tickets $85.50-$138. Call 250-754-8550 for more information.

NANAIMO SEARCH AND RESCUE fundraiser at Lucky’s Liquor Store. Live music by David Hart and Narissa Young. April 26. WORDSTORM AGM with Emilia Nielson and Lorne Daniel at The Vault Cafe. April 29. GEMS FOR MOTHERS featuring soprano Alexandra Hill, mezzo soprano Jennifer Lang and pianist Sharon Wishart on May 11 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. WEST COAST ROOTS CELEBRATION with Neil Osborne, Daniel Lapp, Mae Moore and others at the Port Theatre. May 25 at 7:30 p.m.

COMEDY BYRON BERTRAM at the Queens on April 16 as part of the Hear No Evil Comedy Tour. Tickets $20 at the door. RON JAMES at the Port Theatre as part of the Take No Prisoners Tour. May 12 at 7 p.m. Tickets $53. Call 250-754-8550 for more information.

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For teenagers Travis Adams, Hogan Smith and Troy Pawloski, it was pure boredom that brought them together musically. “We were bored and we had nothing else to do,” Adams said. “All of us are huge music fans ... and we’ve all been friends for a quite awhile and we just finally realized that we all liked the same music.” That realization quickly turned into Flipside Cinema, a recently formed alternative-rock band that hails from the Harbour City. On Wednesday (April 16) Flipside Cinema will be performing at Vancouver Island University’s Malaspina Theatre alongside Sherry Smith. “It’s going to be

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Teenagers Travis Adams, Hogan Smith and Troy Pawloski perform at VIU’s Malaspina Theatre alongside Sherry Smith on Wednesday (April 16).

pretty cool,” Adams said about the upcoming gig. “It’s going to be an interesting show because the other band is more folk-blues and we’re alternative rock. So it will mix up the show.” Since forming over a year ago, Flipside Cinema have been continually writing and trying to discover their sound, which has undergone some changes. “We started changing our sound from hard rock into alternative rock,” Adams said. “It’s a really big

mix up. Some songs have got synthesizers and electronic alternative sounds but then we can go into a heavy rock, almost borderline metal sound. It’s kind of interesting.” Adams explained that at this point Flipside Cinema’s lyrical content touches on issues related to being a teenager and the show Twilight Zone. “I am a huge fan of the Twilight Zone and I’ve actually written a few songs that are about the Twilight Zone, and

people who are fans of it will know that by the names of the songs,” Adams said. The Cedar Community Secondary School students are working towards putting out an EP, which they hope to do sometime next year. Adams explained that while they have had no problem finding studio time in the Harbour City, they have had problems coming up with the funds for time. “We got a great guy in Lantzville who gives us time,” Adams said. “It’s actually not hard to find studio time, it’s just hard to get the money for it.” Although Flipside Cinema has yet to play many shows at the various music venues throughout the city, which is due to their age, they said Nanaimo is a supportive community of new music from younger artists. For more information, please visit www.reverbnation. com/flipsidecinema4. arts@nanaimobulletin.com

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3

99

Smarties Hide-Me Eggs

99

4

Non Alcoholic, 6x250ml

Pure Pumpkin

540ml

88

Nestle

Old Tyme Ginger Beer

99

Plus Applicable Fees

E.D. Smith

100-200gr

99

Frozen Vegetables

2$ for

Kinder Surprise

Mini Eggs

Butter

750gr

2$

100gr

Cadbury

Green Giant

Lindor Mini Easter Eggs

88

Products “Picked at the peak of perfection!” Green Giant

5

for

99

Plus Applicable Fees

The Great Jamaican

6x330ml

2$

Lindt

Gold Bunny & Carrot Pack

Quality Foods

3$

99

Plus Applicable Fees

Sparkling Fruit Beverage

Soft Cider

4x330ml

6

99

99

San Pellegrino

500-750ml

2

5

2

Growers

Pickled Beets

Premium Pickles

154gr

7 3

Simply Broth

9

Bick’s

Bick’s

2$

99

Bottles, 6x330ml

99

1lt

for

Non-Alcoholic Beer

1.89lt

EASTER EGG EXTRAVAGANZA!

Kraft

250gr

2$

Selected, 1lt

99

Philadelphia Cream Cheese

Dressing

for

Bick’s

3

99

Kraft

9

Dill Pickles or Hamburger Slices

Beck’s

Clamato Juice

99

Mini Cheese

Kraft

3$

2

220-240gr

Sharp Cold Pack Cheddar, 250gr

4

Babybel

Cracker Barrel Cheese Slices

Mott’s

907gr

99

Kraft

Imperial Carefully Aged Cheese

Melitta

Estate Whole Bean Coffee

Cracker Barrel Cheddar Cheese

600gr

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Kraft

Crackers

Coffee

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Crescents, Rolls or Biscuits

Stuff’n Such Stuffing

Selected, 227-340gr

120gr

170-180gr

2

99

2

99

3$ for

5

3$ for

5

3$ for

4

2$ for

4


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LUNCHES ARE MADE EASY WITH MEAT, CHEESE AND MORE FROM THE DELI! Sunrise

MapleLodge

1

Bonus Q-Points

Large Deli Salad

10,000

Q

points

1

49 per 100gr

Vienna

1

Olivina or Healthy Attitude Margarine

2

Cheese Singles Selected, 250gr

2500 500gr

Applewood

Woolwich Dairy

Chevrai 113gr

99 per 100gr

Mushroom Caps

6

Min. 600gr

Something Special

Gourmet Pepper Jelly 300gr

SEAFOOD CENTRE

2000

3 3 3

99 per 100gr

99 99

per 100gr

Bacon & Onion or Seafood

Large Seven Layer Dip

Smoked Cheddar Cheese

Single Cream Brie Cheese

Kraft

Oikos

In Store Made

per 100gr

Damafro

3000

Danone

per 100gr

49

CHEESE CENTRE

427gr

49

99

Roast Beef or New York Style Corned Beef

bonus

Lactantia

1

Black Forest or Old Fashioned Ham

Roast or Smoked Turkey

Maple or Cajun Chicken Breast

Continental

2

99 CHINESE E FOOD

29 per 100gr

Available at Select Stores

Dinner For Two

2195

Spring Roll

119 each

Fresh

Frozen or Previously Frozen

Digby Scallops

Hand Peeled Shrimp

Cutex

Polish Remover

3

200ml

1500 Axe

Shampoo or Conditioner

Selected, 354-355ml

5000 Always

Infinity Pads

Selected, 12-18’s

3500 Wonder English Muffins 6’s

5000

King & Prince Gourmet Crab or Lobster Cakes Min. 80gr

49

LARGE 10/20 SIZE

Frozen or Previously Frozen

Cooked White Tiger Prawns

1

Tail on, 31/40 Size

99

4

69

per 100gr

2

49 per 100gr

Fresh

per 100gr

Grey Cod Fillets

1

99 per 100gr


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A FRESH START TO YOUR SPRING DAY Dinner or Crusty Buns

Raisin or Chelsea Bread

2

2$

49

Golden West English Muffins

8” Apple Pie

4

99

6 Pack

2$ for

Cream Puffs

7

4

3

99

for

Organic Pasta Sauce

2

739ml

HOUSEHOLD

Double Roll Bathroom Tissue

5

99

Paper Towels 6’s

5

99

Smarties

for

Sensible Portions

Smucker’s

142gr

310ml

5 1

99

Eco Pac Organic Cereal

2

5

Finish

1.6lt or 1.8kg

99

1

Organic Peanut Butter 500gr

Lysol

3

99

Quality Fresh

Sweet Treats Chocolate Pretzels 225gr

2

99

Quality Fresh

Family Favourites Cranberries

3

99

Organically Yours

Roasted & Salted, 200gr

710ml

4

per 100gr

Organic California Pistachios

Toilet Bowl Cleaner

99

49

Dried, 400gr

Maranatha

99

750-907gr

5

No Sugar Added Spread

99

Dishwasher Detergent

SpongeTowels

5

Nature’s Path

Simply Natural

Nestle

2$

Veggie Straws

Selected, 300-375gr

Milk Chocolate, 100gr

5000

Selected, 6’s

for

Pasta

3$

Selected

BULK

Bagels

2$

Catelli

Organic O i Fair Trade Bunny

6 Pack

Original Cakerie Squares

600gr

for

Cuisine C Cu ui Camino

99

Dempsters

Signature or Cinnamon Raisin Bread

5

Bonus Q-Points

3

Dempsters

99 2 $ 5

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12’s

Carrot Muffins

BAKERY

Mini Cake

Purex

for

12 pack

2$ for

5

4

99


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

y p r p e t a s a H E

NEW APPY SPECIAL!

99

California “King Label”

69

California “Dole Label”

Fresh Celery 1.52 per kg

Premium Yams 2.18 per kg

¢

per lb

¢ per lb

CELLO WRAPPED

4

BC Grown “Hot House”

Mixed Colored Peppers

2lb BAG

“Andy Boy”

2

Fresh Cauliflower

Romaine Hearts

99

3’s

2.18 per kg

99

California “Green Giant”

1lb BAG

2$ for

Green Bell Peppers

3

ORGA NIC

3.28 per kg

ORGANI C

ORGANIC

Washington “No 1”

11 16 99

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Organic Russett Potatoes

3lb BAG

Bright and Beautiful Bouqet

99

1

BC Grown “Hot House”

Baby Cut Carrots

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99

California “Dole”

California “Medium”

3

Organic Yams or Sweet Potatoes

99

“Photos for presentation purposes only” Qualicum Foods - 705 Memorial Port Alberni - 2943 10th Ave. Nanoose Bay - 2443 Collins Cr. Parksville - 319 E. Island Hwy. Campbell River - 465 Merecroft Rd. Powell River – 4871 Joyce Ave. (604)

752-9281 723-3397 468-7131 954-2262 287-2820 485-5481

2lb BAG

3

N IC A G OR California Grown

Organic Cello Carrots

for

Email Address: customerservice@qualityfoods.com

www.qualityfoods.com AppyHour.ca

per lb

2$

99

Nanaimo – Beban Plaza – 2220 Bowen Rd. Nanaimo – Harewood Mall – 530 5th St. Nanaimo – Northridge Village – 5800 Turner Rd. Comox Valley – 2275 Guthrie Rd. Courtenay - 1002 -2751 Cliffe Avenue

per lb

49

IC ORGAN

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¢

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results

2013

*as voted by Nanaimo News Bulletin readers in the Best of the City Survey May 2013

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2013

VOTED #

BEST RESTAURANT OVERALL

1

Firehouse Grill 7 Victoria Road Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 4N9 250-716-0323 www.firehousegrillnanaimo.com

BEST MEDITERRANEAN FOOD

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2013

Asteras Greek Taverna Restaurant 347 Wesley Street Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 3A7 250-716-0451 www.asteras.ca

BEST ROMANTIC RESTAURANT

BEST VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT

BEST NACHOS

Gina’s Mexican Café 47 Skinner Nanaimo, BC V9R 5K4 250-753-5411 www.ginasmexicancafe.ca

1

BEST DAYCARE

Jolly Giant Childcare Ltd. 262 Irwin Street Nanaimo, BC V9R 4X5 (250) 753-8845 2521 Nadely Crescent Nanaimo, BC V9T 5T1 (250) 751-8841 436 Selby Street Nanaimo, BC V9R 2R7 (250) 754-8833 14 Strickland Street Nanaimo, BC V9R 4R9 (250) 754-8841 www.jollygiant.ca

2013

RAWMBAS #101-572 Stewart Ave Nanaimo BC V8S 5T5 250-591-2114 #508-6581 Aulds Rd. Nanaimo BC V9T 6J6 250-933-1729 rawmbas.ca

VOTED # NA NEWS BNAIMO ULLETI N

Asteras Greek Taverna Restaurant 347 Wesley Street Nanaimo, BC V9R 3A7 250-716-0451 www.asteras.ca

BEST PUB

Longwood Brew Pub 5775 Turner Road Nanaimo, BC V9T 6L8 250-729-8225 www.longwoodbrewpub.com

BEST WINE MAKING STORE

BEST SUNDAY BRUNCH

The Keg Steakhouse & Bar 350 Robson Street Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2V5 250-741-1111 www.kegsteakhouse.com Pirate Chips 1 Commercial Street Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G1 250-753-2447 www.pirate-chips.com

BEST DELI & PLACE TO BUY MEAT

NESVOGS MEATS AND SAUSAGE CO. Suite 2 - 1533 Estevan Road Nanaimo, B.C. V9S 3Y3 250-753-4248

Quintessential 2 Commercial Street Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G2 (250) 753-1041 www.quintessential.me www.facebook.com/quintessential. fashions

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BEST MARINE SUPPLIER

The Harbour Chandler 52 Esplanade Nanaimo, BC V9R 4Y7 (250) 753-2425 www.harbourchandler.com

BEST LIGHTING STORE

McLaren Lighting Ltd. 105-2520 Bowen Road Nanaimo, BC V9T 3L3 (250) 758-0138 www.mclarenlighting.com

Thank You Nanaimo

Services

ST OF THE CI BE E

1

#

BEST PLUMBING AND HEATING BUSINESS

Archie Johnstone Plumbing and Heating 150 Wallace Street Nanaimo, BC V9R 5B1 (250) 754-2232 www.ajph.com

Mid Island Co-op 2517 Bowen Road 1901 Highland Blvd. 1350 Cranberry Avenue 877 Bruce Avenue 60 Victoria Crescent 6673 Mary Ellen Drive 4750 Hammond Bay Road www.midisland.coop

BEST CARPET CLEANERS

Citrus-O Carpet Care Inc. 5368 Vincent Place Nanaimo, BC V9T 5Z7 (250) 753-7712 www.citrusocarpetcleaning.com

BEST ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR DenMar Electric 1810 Freemont Road Nanaimo, BC V9S 3H4 (250) 758-8464 www.denmarelectric.com

BEST ROOFING COMPANY

Erickson Roofing Ltd. 4201 Jingle Pot Road Nanaimo, BC V9T 5P7 (250) 758-5440 www.ericksonroofing.com

BEST AUTO SERVICING

Bavarian Imports 1712 Kidson Rd Nanaimo, BC V9S 3H2 (250) 729-8993

Health & Beauty

ST OF THE CI BE E

1

#

BEST MASSAGES

Breze Salon and Day Spa 10-3200 N. Island Highway Nanaimo, BC V9T 1W1 (250) 758-6822 www.brezesalonandspa.com

VOTED #

1

2013

BEST FRENCH FRIES

White Spot 130 N. Terminal Avenue Nanaimo, B.C. 250-754-2241 6561 N. Island Highway Nanaimo, B.C. V9T 4T7 250-390-2941 www.whitespot.com

BEST STORE FOR LADIES WEAR

2013

BEST STEAK RESTAURANT

BEST FAMILY RESTAURANT

BEST GAS BAR

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Mrs. Riches Dinner Club Café 199 Fraser Street Nanaimo, BC V9R 5C1 250-753-8311 www.mrsriches.ca

Thrifty Foods 650 Terminal Avenue Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 5E2 250-729-2937 5801 Turner Road Nanaimo, B.C. V9T 6L8 250-729-4950 2000 Island Highway Nanaimo, B.C. V9S 5W3 250-729-2933 www.thriftyfoods.com

Thrifty Foods 650 Terminal Avenue Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 5E2 250-729-2937 5801 Turner Road Nanaimo, B.C. V9T 6L8 250-729-4950 2000 Island Highway Nanaimo, B.C. V9S 5W3 250-729-2933 www.thriftyfoods.com

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BEST HAMBURGERS

BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE STORE

BEST PLACE TO BUY PRODUCE

Living Forest Oceanside Campground & RV 6 Maki Road Nanaimo, BC V9R 6N7 (250) 755-1755 www.livingforest.com

2013

The Oxy Pub 4 - 32 Fitzwilliam Street Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 3B1 250-753-3771

White Spot 6561 N. Island Highway Nanaimo, B.C. V9T 4T7 250-390-2941 130 N. Terminal Avenue Nanaimo, B.C. 250-754-2241 www.whitespot.com

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Wine Kitz Suite 9-1150 Terminal Ave. N Nanaimo, BC V9S 1L6 (250) 753-5118 6581 Aulds Rd, Suite 501 Nanaimo, BC V9T 6J6 (250) 390-1362 www.winekitz.com

TY

BEST CHICKEN WINGS

BEST KID FRIENDLY RESTAURANT

Shopping

NANA IMO NEWS BU LLETIN

Firehouse Grill 7 Victoria Road Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 4N9 250-716-0323 www.firehousegrillnanaimo.com

Wendy’s Restaurant 2980 Island Highway Nanaimo, BC V9T 5V4 620 Terminal Avenue Port Place Shopping Centre Nanaimo, BC V9R 5E2

2013

BEST SUSHI RESTAURANT

BEST FAST FOODS

ST OF THE CI BE E

TY

Longwood Brew Pub 5775 Turner Road Nanaimo, BC V9T 6L8 250-629-8225 www.longwoodbrewpub.com

BEST LOCAL CAMPGROUND

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chiropractor

■ Optometrist

The Canadian Cancer Society is DR. PAUL GENEAU asking us to wear a daffodil in April to elevate awareness of cancer and to help raise funds, to move us one step closer to preventing cancer, detecting it earlier, improving treatments, and helping Canadians live longer, healthier lives. Cancer can affect almost any part of the body.  There are a number of types of tumors that may be found in the eyes, as a primary site, or metastasized from elsewhere.    In the early stages there may be no symptoms, so it is important to have regular routine eye exams to detect disease and treat it as early as possible.

(across from Rock City School)

250-758-7022

1910B Northfield Rd.

■ Shop Manager

drkarinmattern.shawwebspace.ca

Safety features are vital. But they’re not the only consideration when buying with safety in mind. You also need to take into account the vehicle’s GARRY ROGUSKI size and power, driver ability and usage. What to look for - Newer vehicles generally have more safety features than older ones. If you’re shopping used, look for the newest, safest vehicle in your price range. Make sure the vehicle suits the ability and experience of its driver.  Side airbags and electronic stability control are two excellent safety features. Vehicle safety ratings - Not all vehicles are created equal. To find the answers, visit the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) website, www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings.  They rate vehicles  from “poor” to “good” on how well they’ll protect you and recommend   ‘Top Safety Picks for 2006’models and newer. Car Buying Checklist - Compare the safety features and ratings of vehicles you’re interested in, www.icbc.com/vehicle-registration/buying-selling/safer-chklst.pdf Buying a Used Vehicle - Here are the steps to buying a used vehicle: www.icbc.com/registration-licensing/buy-vehicle/buy-used. As well, phone 1-800-464-5050 for ICBC’s vehicle history report. 

250-751-1727

www.mazzeielectric.com

naturopathic Metabolic Detoxification

There’s a lot of confusion out there regarding detoxification. It’s my job to offer my patients a science-based, effective option. There are 3 main phases of detoxification: Phase I DR. KAREN L. FRASER (Functionalization), Phase II ( Conjugation), and Phase III ( Antiporter Activity).  In this process, fat-soluble toxins must undergo transformation and become water-soluble before they can be excreted.  Water-soluble toxins entering the body do not require transformation and are easily eliminated through the stool, sweat, or urine. The water soluble elements are eliminated via the above routes while the fat soluble toxins are transported to the liver.  It is at this level that we can support the phases of detoxification using medical foods, antioxidants and protocols which then supports the proper excretion of the toxins versus the re-circulation in the body.   We can use this process to help lower cholesterol (I’ve seen this work in just 10 days of treatment), treat fibromyalgia, alter pain signals, and support neuromuscular function.  Naturopathic consults are covered by most extended health care plans. 

mortgage brokers

■ Mortgage Consultants

3648 Departure Bay Road

250-390-1447

Buying a Safer Car

If your panel is out of spaces for new BEN MAZZEI breakers sometimes it is as simple as putting in a sub panel fed from you current panel. Another option would be replacing your existing panel with one that has a larger breaker capacity but has an equivalent amperage rating. Prior to doing this you should have an electrical contractor do a load calculation based on the Canadian Electrical Code. If your electrical requirements are higher than the calculated load you will need to upgrade your service. This will require an upgraded feed from BC Hydro, larger conductors, meter base and panel. Most often a service upgrade is straight forward and can be completed in a day. If you have any further questions or would like an estimate for a panel or service upgrade, please call Mazzei Electric.

CHIROPRACTOR

OPTOMETRIST

autobody

DR. KAREN MATTERN

Chiropractors must have 3 to 4 years of undergraduate education at university, followed by 4 years of chiropractic college. This consists of a similar curriculum to medical school, with a couple of exceptions: Instead of surgery, the chiropractor studies chiropractic techniques and x-ray interpretation for 4 years. Also, more emphasis is placed on nutrition than in medical school and less on pharmacology. During fourth year, the student interns in the college clinics. For information call 250-758-7022 or email drkarin@shaw.ca

My panel has no more spaces. What are my options?

Dr. Karin L. Mattern

Dr. Paul Geneau Dover Bay Centre, 202-6330 Dover Road

What is the education required to practice as a chiropractor?

■ Naturopathic Physician

APRIL IS DAFFODIL MONTH

electrical

■ Chiropractor

optometrist

■ Electrician - Owner

Experts’ Advice

What is all this about CMHC fees changing? Good Question! So CMHC, GE KRISTA HENLEY & and CG are the three High Ratio SHARON FAUCHON Insurers in Canada. What the public typically refers to as CMHC insurance is actually high ratio insurance and can be from any of these three places. CMHC only has announced rate increases, we suspect that GE and CG aren’t far behind though. The changes will affect anyone who buys a home with less than 20% down payment on or after May 1 2014. They will on average increase 15%, which looks something like this on a $300,000 purchase with the minimum 5% down payment: Old premium $7,837 and New premium $8,977. Please call with any questions.

Dr. Karen Fraser B.Sc., N.D. Naturopathic Physician

6680 Dickinson Road, Nanaimo www.craftsmancollision.com

250-390-2500

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250-729-4969

bankruptcy

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I live in a water access only location (no roads) while I have a car ($600) I also have a small boat to get to the road. GARETH SLOCOMBE, CA, CIRP If I go bankrupt, will they attach the boat too? Without it I would not be able to get to any land or services.

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In B.C. the exemptions for assets that you can keep are set under the Court Order Enforcement Act. There is an exemption for “one motor vehicle” up to a value of $5,000. The wording of the section is quite specific as to allowing only ”one” motor vehicle. Nonetheless, your circumstances are quite unique. While your car would definitely fit within the exemptions, a second motor vehicle (or boat in this circumstance) would not appear to fit in the exemptions, whether motorized or not. Since the intention of the exemptions are to allow a bankrupt to keep some basic form of transportation, I would expect most trustees and the bankruptcy court, if it went that far, would allow your boat as an exempt asset. So the question would become, which asset do you want to claim as exempt, the car or the boat? If the boat was valued at $2,000 for example, I would claim the boat as exempt and then make an arrangement with the trustee to “buy back” the car from the trustee for $600 prior to your discharge from bankruptcy.

250-758-1200

advertising How can I make sure advertising will work for my company? Message: The essential first step in advertising is to figure out what message to send to your customers. Advertising is simply a way to send a message based on your marketing plan and sound business strategy. Repetition: An advertising campaign is a planned appeal to the client’s potential customers, using the power of repetition. The power of repetition reinforces the advertisers message. Consistency equates with familiarity, familiarity equates with confidence and confidence equates with sales.

G. SLOCOMBE & ASSOCIATES INC. TRUSTEE IN BANKRUPTCY

Unit 13, 6421 Applecross Rd. www.slocombe-trustee.com

250-390-5371

Fax 753-0788 777 Poplar Street

250-753-3707

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Experts’ Advice

What are the benefits of improved hearing? ■

There’s a lot of research on the impact of hearing loss on quality of life and JEFF CAMPBELL, RHIP the benefits of improved hearing are substantial. - Reduced fatigue, frustration and stress. - Greater confidence in the ability to communicate. - Improved personal relationships. - An enhanced sense of awareness, comfort and connection with one’s surroundings. - The renewed ability to hear sounds that have been forgotten. Early detection is key to finding the right solution so you can stay connected and continue getting the most out of life. Call us today to book your complimentary hearing test and consultation.  

granite ■ Notary Public

notary

hearing specialist

Can you confirm whose Will is followed if my husband and I both die in a plane crash?  I was told that the youngest TIAH M. WORKMAN of us would be considered to have died last and that would be the only Will that would be followed.  Since I am the youngest I guess that means only my Will would be used.

There is new estate-planning legislation in BC called the Wills, Estates and Succession Act (“WESA”) which came into effect March 31, 2014, and replaced most of our existing estate-planning legislation.  Under the WESA, each member of a couple who die together will be presumed to survive the other so both Wills would be followed.

Is sealing your granite really necessary? As with any major purchase, protecting your investment is recommended. Granite is porous, so having it sealed helps repel spills that may happen with daily use. Infinite Granite includes a complimentary sealing with every install and recommends having your granite sealed every year to ensure it maintains its beauty.

Tiah M. Workman Notary Public

102–6551 Aulds Rd., (HSBC Bldg.) tiahw@nanaimonotary.ca www.nanaimonotary.ca

250-390-7681

bedroom furniture

hypnotherapy

denturist ■ Owner

Last year I bought a new RV, after minimal use the foam cushions and JOHN ROGERS mattress are all too soft. The dealer assured me it was “high density foam”.

The dealer hasn’t taken advantage of you, the manufacturer is the culprit. It’s very common for RV and boat builders to use cheap hard foam, which is billed as “high density”. Firm low density foams are typically found in these applications. A detailed explanation of density can be found on our website www.johnsbedrooms.com. Our foam experts can easily refoam your cushions with true high density Canadian made foam, which will increase your comfort, and your overnight experience. Please email any foam, furniture or mattress questions to sales@johnsbedrooms.com

■ Registered Clinical Counsellor

I am offering an 8-week psycho-educational work- ANGELA SLADE, MA, RCC shop called “WHY WEIGHT”. The program is recommended for anyone wanting to explore his or her struggles with food, exercise, body image or self-esteem. During the 8-weeks this program offers reassuring guidelines on: • Letting food become a source of pleasure rather than anxiety • Kicking the scale-watching and measurements habit—forever! • Recognizing the difference between physical and emotional hungers • Distinguishing “forbidden foods” from those you truly want • Learning about your relationship with your body and your self-value • Uncovering the conflicts that stand between your desire to lose weight Our eagerness to feel good about our bodies and feel confident in ourselves, coupled with the fact that no one else seems to have a better idea of how to lose weight aside from dieting, leads to one staying on the diet roller coaster. Get off the roller coaster and try something different. For more information or to register call 250-390-2011.

ACCHT, NLP

Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist

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If it’s done correctly, a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) or The Free Home Evaluation TIM WAIT can be the next best thing to an appraisal in approximating the value of a property. The purpose of the CMA is to analyze data from properties similar to the subject property that has sold recently in order to project the realistic price at which the subject property would sell. I’m not an appraiser, but what I’ve always done is make upward and downward adjustments to the projected value of the subject property based on features and characteristics of the comparables I use. Some are based on “gut” feelings while other adjustments come about through rules of thumb I have developed from experience. Putting a value on real estate is an inexact science at best, and this methodology has worked pretty well for me over the years. I use a completely different method for projecting the value of land and property with residential development potential. How can you tell if the CMA you’ve been given is worth more than the piece of paper it’s written on? Call me at 713-1223 or email tim@timwait.com and I will let you know.

TIM WAIT Personal Real Estate Corporation TIM WAIT Direct 250-713-1223

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Ron E. Thompson

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Angela Slade MA RCC 250-390-2011

Trying to lose weight can be a challenging journey. If you’ve ever tried and failed to lose RON E. THOMPSON weight before then you probably know how frustrating it can be especially when feelings like stress, low selfesteem, and sadness and boredom crop up. While fad diets focus on what you put in your mouth and how often, hypnotherapy changes how you feel about what you eat. For instance on a diet you might eat a carrot and wish you were eating a carrot cake, but with hypnotherapy you can learn to enjoy the carrot and not give that cake a second thought. With certain hypnotherapy techniques it may be possible to change your thinking patterns and gain control over cravings in a way that doesn’t depress you. By targeting the unconscious mind with powerful suggestion techniques, a hypnotherapist will help you develop a new, positive relationship with food and exercise helping you feel confident about your body, change any negative thoughts about eating and help you lose weight without impacting your emotional wellbeing. Contact us for a Free Consultation.

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Daily brushing of your dentures is necessary. Try to brush regularly after each meal to TED CARSON avoid problems with appearance, mouth odour, irritation of the tissues under the denture and infections in the mouth. A proper denture paste should be used to avoid scratches. Your gums are important also and should be cleaned daily with a soft toothbrush to remove plaque and debris and to massage and stimulate circulation of tissues. Never soak your dentures in alcohol, abrasive cleaners, bleach, whiteners or boiling water. They should be soaked in a professional strength cleaner. Our office offers ‘Renew’, which is a very effective, economical soak when used just once a week. It works in 20 minutes to prevent or remove build-up of tobacco, coffee, tea, iron, calcium, calculus, plaque and tartar. By the time you are out of the shower, your dentures are clean & fresh. Drop by for a free sample. Yours in the interest of better dental health.

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2156 Akenhead Road, Nanaimo, BC V9X 1T9 Fax: (250) 740-1046

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In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On November 12th, 2013, on Cedar Road near the Trans Canada Highway, Nanaimo, B.C., Peace Officer(s) of the Nanaimo RCMP seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: $6,900 CAD, on or about 14:30 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been obtained by the commission of an offence (or offences) under section 5(2) (Possession for purpose of trafficking) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of Canada (CDSA) and was therefore offencerelated property pursuant to section 11 (Search, seizure and detention) of the CDSA. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2014-1933, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for

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AUTOMOTIVE

MEET SINGLES right now! No paid operators, just real people like you. Browse greetings, exchange messages and connect live. Try it free. Call now: 1-800-712-9851.

CAREER OPPORTUNITYStrathcona Toyota in Campbell River is looking for a Red Seal Technician. Qualities that we are looking for are: Energetic, outgoing, able to work at a fast but quality pace and able to adapt and change as needed. Toyota and Hybrid experience an asset. We are a growing dealership with expansion in the future. Looking for long-term career based employee. Please apply by email or within. service @strathconatoyota.com

LOST AND FOUND 3rd Generation iPod Nano: found on Rosalyn Road, Nanaimo. Please call 250-3900558 to identify. LOST: PURSE with clip and purple flowers, Apr. 5 between The Bay and the car. Call (250)390-2167. LOST. WHITE Gold Bangle w/white & blk diamonds, with 3 rings on bangle. likely North end Nanaimo. (250)756-3806.

TRAVEL TIMESHARE CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. NO Risk Program STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. FREE Consultation. Call Us NOW. We Can Help! 1-888356-5248.

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ABSOLUTE GOLD MINE! Absentee ownership! Candy vending route. 6 new machines placed into 6 new busy stores! $2500 investment, not employment! Call after noon only! 951-763-4828.

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Stanford Place CareCampus Responsible for overall operational management of department, Master Menu & supervision of F.S. staff QualiďŹ cations: • Current CSNM certification • 5 years Food Service exp. Submit resume Attn: Human Resources Mail: 250 Craig Street Parksville, BC V9P 0A7 Fax:(250) 951-0812 jobs@stanfordplace.ca DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

BE YOUR Own Boss Learn to Operate a mini-office outlet from home. Free on-line training.www.freedom-unlimited.info GET FREE Vending Machines. Can earn $100,000 + per year. All cash-retire in just 3 years. Protected Territories. Full details call now 1-866668-6629. Or visit us online: www.tcvend.com

LONG BEACH - Ucluelet Deluxe waterfront cabin, sleeps 6, BBQ. Spring Special. 2 nights $239 or 3 nights $299 Pets Okay. Rick 604-306-0891

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Advertising Representative Nanaimo News Bulletin The Nanaimo News Bulletin has an opening for a Senior Sales Representative to serve the Nanaimo area. We are seeking a “team playerâ€? with organizational skills, sales experience, pleasant telephone skills and an ability and desire to work and learn in a fast paced, busy environment. If you are customer-driven and success-oriented, the right candidate can expect a rewarding compensation package including full company benefits. You will also appreciate a very enjoyable working environment with great staff members. The Nanaimo News Bulletin has a circulation of over 32,000 copies every Tuesday and Thursday. Forward resumĂŠ and cover letter by Friday, April 25, 2014 to: Mr. Sean McCue, Advertising Manager Nanaimo News Bulletin 777 Poplar Street, Nanaimo, B.C., V9S 2H7 fax: 250 753-0788 email: salesmgr@nanaimobulletin.com

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

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PHARMASAVE Qualicum Beach is seeking a full time pharmacy assistant/delivery person to join our team. Excellent people skills are a must. We offer a competitive wage and many opportunities for learning. Duties include blister packing, delivery, prescription intake and filling, as well as other technical activities when required. . If you would like to be part of a fun, progressive workplace, please forward your resume to qbpharmasave@gmail.com

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

Burger King at 1150 Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo & 2751 Cliffe Ave Courtenay,BC, needs P/T & F/T cashiers & cooks. no exp. required. Apply in person between 11 am - 7 pm.

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TRADES, TECHNICAL CONCRETE FINISHERS & Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; Fax 780-444-9165. Jobs@RaidersConcrete.com.

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LEMON TREE Housekeeping. Home and office. Call Heidi (250)802-1984.

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

Call for Nominations

Tourism Leadership Committee (2 Positions) Do you have a passion for tourism and serving your community? Tourism Nanaimo is now accepting applications for the Tourism Leadership Committee (3 year terms). Please visit tourismnanaimo.com/tlc for additional information or email Lesley.Anderson@TourismNanaimo.com.

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

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

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

Full-time day shift positions available for exp. Shingle Sawyers and Shake Packers. GOOD WAGES, MEDICAL & DENTAL PACKAGE

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CLOCK/WATCH/JEWELLERY REPAIRS CLOCK & WATCH REPAIRS 3rd generation watch maker. Antique & grandfather clock specialist. Call (250)618-2962.

TREE PRUNING CHIPPING HEDGE/SHRUB MAINTENANCE Call the qualiďŹ ed specialist... certiďŹ ed Garden Designer/Arborist Ivan 250-758-0371 HANDYPERSONS HOME MAINTENANCE. Interior & Exterior. Paint, tile, window, gutters, garden, fence & yard. No job too small. Reasonable rates. (250)616-1450. OLD FASHIONED HANDYMAN Drywall, tile, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, full baths, Quality work. Reasonable prices. 250-616-9095. RELIABLE HANDYMAN Services. Seniors rates avail. Call (250)390-9885.

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS ALL TRADES- Home updates? Hardwood, Tile, Laminate, Kitchen & Bath Reno’s. All exterior Roofing, Siding, Decks & Fencing. References available. 250-722-0131. BLUE OX Home ServicesExpert Renovation & Handyman Services. Refs & Insured. Call 250-713-4409, visit us at: www.Blueoxhomeservices.ca

MASONRY & BRICKWORK EXTENSION MASONRY. Small jobs & repairs. Brick, block or stone. (250)755-6931. ROMAX MASONRY. Exp’d & Professional. Chimneys, Brick Veneer, Retaining Rock Walls, Cultured Stone, Interlocking Paving. Excavating. Fully insured. Estimates. 250-588-9471

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

COMPUTER PRO.$30 service call. Mobile Certified Computer Tech. Virus removal. Seniors discount. 250-802-1187.

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

Our HCA program is for students with strong wills and warm hearts. Learn how to work with a team of health care professionals to identify and address the unique needs of each unique client.

CALL NANAIMO: 250.754.9600 OR VISIT SPROTTSHAW.COM

LOCAL LANDSCAPES. Residential & Strata Landscape Maintenance. (250)616-2410. THATCHING, AERATING, lime/fertilizing, overseeding and pruning, lawn maintenance. Tony, 250-756-0050.

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HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT

Career Opportunities: Community Health Worker O Care Aide Home Support O Acute & Complex Care

COMPUTER SERVICES U-NEED-A-NERD Friendly onsite professional computer, website and design services. Jason is BACK! 250-585-8160 or visit: jasonseale.com

HAIRSTYLIST WANTED Full time/part time for First Choice Hair Cutters in their Nanaimo location. Guaranteed $11/hour, 25% profit sharing, benefits, paid overtime, paid birthday, vacation pay, annual advanced training and advancement opportunities. Call 1-866-472-4339 for an interview or send resume to careers@fchsk.ca.

HELP WANTED

Just south of Campbell River has workkamper opportunities available for the 2014 season. Full hook-up RV site including Wi-Fi, cable TV and all park facilities exchanged for part-time hours worked. Opportunities available would be pool & hot-tub maintenance, customer service/park monitor and lock-up; housekeeping assistance & watering/yard maintenance. Please email resumes including experience, expectations, availability & references Attn: Monica sales@salmonpoint.com

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A-ONE PAINTING and Wallpapering. Serving Nanaimo for 30 years. Senior Discount. Free estimates. 250-585-6499 DREAM TEAM PAINTERS: Interior/exterior. 30yrs exp. in Nanaimo. 1 (250)739-2819

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.

Small Island Painting

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

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

PETS

SAWMILLS FROM only $4,897 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw mills.com/400OT 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT.

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

PET CARE SERVICES

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

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

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

FREE ITEMS FREE: FRIGIDAIRE Galary washing machine, 17 yr old, works perfectly. You pick up. Call (250)756-2937 FREE LAWN SWING, with no canopy. You pick up. Please call (250)751-8213.

FRIENDLY FRANK BRIGGS & Stratton gas powered vertical shaft pressure washer $99.00 250-758-0415 CANOPY FOR Import truck, $85. Call (250)722-3777. CRAFTSMAN MOWER, 6.75 H.P. Rear bag. All serviced. $99 O.B.O. (250)754-3571. DANBY COMPACT FRIDGE: with thermostat, separate freezer. Works fine $50. HOOVER lynx cordless vacuum, works fine $49. 758-7614 METAL SHED: 67�H x 44� D x 62� W. Good size, good cond. $75. (250)585-6499

3-BDRM UPPER. Departure Bay. 1.5 baths, gas fireplace, F/S, W/D, D/W. Lrg backyard, herb garden. N/S, N/P. Unit is well-maintained with available stair lift. $1000. + utilities. Avail now. Call (250)751-8998.

5654 OCEAN View Terrace $600,000. Breathtaking ocean views in North Nanaimo with executive custom built 2 year old home, 3200sqft. 5 bdrms, 4 bath including 2 bdrm authorized suite. Large open area concept, 3 skylights, living rm, dining rm kitchen, vaulted ceilings. Extraordinary pantry and kitchen set up. All granite countertops with eating bar, Bamboo hard wood and warm cork floors, Ng stove F/P and BBQ. Heat pump for affordable hydro bills. Built in Vacuum system. Large double garage. Convenient main floor laundry, walk in closets in mstrbdrm. Lower level also includes family area lots of storage and wine room. Smaller lot and house are almost mtce. free. providing time for those extra fun activities. Call 250585-7769.

APARTMENT/CONDOS 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

DUPLEX/4-PLEX OPEN HOUSE- Sat & Sun, every weekend, 1-4pm. 5887 Stonehaven Dr, 2050 sq ft, 2 bdrm + den + rec room heat pump, 5 appls, central vac, $364,500. near hospital. Quality home at an affordable price. Call Gord (250)7101947.

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QUEEN MATTRESS SET: Brand new pillowtop. Must sell! Only $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).

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

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, W/D, F/S, granite tiles, beautiful, 17-pce kitchen cupboards, jacuzzi. (250)753-0160 JETUL 2 door gas fire in perfect cond. Best offer gets. Call (250)751-1688. KILL BED BUGS & THEIR EGGS! Buy Harris Bed Bug Killer Complete Treatment Program or Kit. Available: Hardware Stores, Buy Online: homedepot.com KILL ROACHES! Buy Harris Roach Tablets. Eliminate Bugs- Guaranteed. No Mess, Odorless, Long Lasting. Available at Ace Hardware & The Home Depot. 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. Power Chair, new batteries, asking $1200. (250)746-8428

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

COLLEGE HEIGHTS, Nanaimo. Beautiful ocean/city views. 4bdrms w/2bdrm suite. Owner will carry mortgage/reasonable down payment. Also LADYSMITH 3bdrm w/1bdrm suite, dble garage +1000 sq.ft. storage area. $25,000 down. 250753-0160

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Close to Hospital and bus, elevator, wheelchair accessible. Special incentives for seniors. Free Storage (depends on availability) CALL TODAY AND START PACKING! Brown Bros Agencies Ltd.

DUNCAN- ONLY $364,500. 2 bdrms+ den, 2.5 bath, supersized rec room, open concept, oak flrs, stainless steel appls. RV parking. (250)710-1947.

FOR SALE BY ORIGINAL OWNER A rare find in North Nanaimo V. I. this 2003 home has 2 B/R & 2 baths 1300sq ft w/dble garage. Quality built patio retirement home with strata, lge B/Rs, ensuite in the master B/R. Sm pet ok, low strata fees. This non-smokers & pet free affordable home priced at $319,900. For more info. phone or fax 1-250-758-2078. INVESTMENT Opportunity in Lantzville. Minutes from Woodgrove. 1/2 acre property with rented mobile. with 648 sq.ft 220 wired shop. $310,000. Phone (250)6683733 or (250)619-5803.

LADYSMITH: SEMI-OCEAN FRONT home on treed 6.5 acres. 3 B/R, 2 level 2,600 sq.ft 433,000. (250)245-8950

PACIFIC OCEAN View Cabin for Sale. Overlooking the Broken Island Group BC. 2 bdrm, 1 bath, kitchen, living room, deck. 8 by 12 shed. Vinyl siding. finished inside. $170,000. obo. Call 250-585-7769. Motor home and boat trades considered.

HOUSES FOR SALE

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• 1 bedroom +den Open concept, stainless steel appliances, in suite laundry, concierge services and fitness centre. Close to shopping & transit. HOSPITAL AREA- 1 and 2 bedroom suites starting at $700. Offering Seniors Discount! Heat, hot water included, laundry onsite, wheelchair friendly. NS/NP. Large clean suites, long term onsite management. Call 250-716-3305. NANAIMO: 1 bedroom suites available, rents starting @ $525. H/W included, on bus route, close to VIU & shopping, No Smoking & No Pets, 1 yr lease. Call (250)754-8411 NANAIMO: CLEAN comfortable recently renovated 2 bdrm Apt. Quiet building. Central location, intercom, elevator. Free hot water. NS/NP. Refs. $750/mo. Call Mark/Don 250-753-8633.

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

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MOBILE HOMES & PARKS NANAIMO: 1450SQ.FT, Open concept, 2bdrm, 2bath Rancher on 1/2 acre. Dbl garage, mature trees, greenhouse, RV prkg. $359,000. (250)7535826 for more info google search 360264. SPROAT LAKE; Newly reno’d 3 bdrm+den mobile home, private beach & boat slip. Lrg deck & fenced yard. Must Sell! $89,900, 1st reasonable offer. Call 1-250-735-0649 .

2-BDRM, 2 BATH in Lovely adult bldg in quiet neighbourhood near hospital, medical offices & shopping. D/W, balcony, underground parking. Avail May 1st or before. $950./mo. (250)591-3635.

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

NANAIMO: QUIET, clean and comfortable 1 bdrm. Central location, Harbour view, intercom, elevator. Free hot water. N/S, N/P. Refs. $675/mo. Call Mark/Don 250-753-8633.

QUARTERWAY AREA- clean SxS - 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, 4 appls, hardwood flrs, near golf course & schools. sundeck, fenced yard, storage. NS/NP. Refs req’d. $1100./mo. Avail now or May 1. 250-758-9548.

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1993 CLASS A WINNEBAGO 23’ Excellent condition. Must be sold. Call 250-752-6484. 1996 SPORTSMASTER 23.5’ 5th Wheel. Lrg 2-door fridge, stove w/oven, microwave, lrg shower, AC, awning, new rubber roof, metal siding. $6,400. 1 (250)740-3935.

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

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SHARED ACCOMMODATION CEDAR: N.S. person to share 3 B/R home. One dog okay. $425/M or reduced considerably in exchange for some yard work (250)722-3000 ROOM & BATH, share kitchen & laundry. Priv. entrance, wi-fi, near College. 20’s working person or student. Ref’s, damage. $420/mo. (250)754-8150.

SUITES, LOWER CENTRAL NANAIMO- lrg, bright, clean 2 bdrm bsmt suite, $900 includes utils & W/D. NS/NP. 250-716-1618. HAMMOND BAY area: Brand new 2 bdrm suite, laundry, hydro incl’d. $900. NS/NP, ref’s. Close to Rutherford school, & bus route. 250-729-0313. UNIVERSITY AREA: large 1bdrm, newly reno’d. Near bus, shopping, schools, sep entry. $800 hydro incl. N/P, N/S.(250)753-6273 / 797-2671 UNIVERSITY AREA- Large 2 bdrm. Yard, clean, quiet, bright, no laundry. NS/NP. Avail May 1. $750/mo. Call 250-755-9196.

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

2006 ARCTIC FOX, 22H all weather RV. Brand new condition. $12,700. (250)758-7531 or (250)616-8172.

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‘08 SANTA FE GL 3.3 FWD, 107KM Serviced by the book. New tires at 80K - new brake pads at 107km lub, oil, filter at 107k - new battery in 2013. $13,900. Ready for summer vacation. Call 250-954-2364

TOWNHOUSES 3 bedroom townhouse for rent May 1st upper unit in quiet complex butter tubs area w/d fireplace no pets $890 plus hydro. 250-754-7185, 250-6163170

UPPER LANTZVILLE- Very clean newly reno’d 1 bdrm detached apartment. F/S, W/D, NS/NP, $650. Available now. Call 250-716-6797.

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

CARS 1988 BLUE Dodge Daytona Shelby Z. Manual, hatchback, FWD. Very rare turbo charged. Beautiful condition inside & out. Mechanically sound. New all season tires 225-60R15 July 2013. One owner. $3475. Call (250)954-0101. 2001 CHEVROLET Impala. 185,000km. Good cond. Asking $2900. (250)756-9367

TWO Bedroom Two Bathroom north Nanaimo. Corner suite, 5 appliances, fireplace, on bus route shopping and schools. Hot water and parking included. NS. $975 per month. Available now. please call 250-758-6450 or 250-7417938

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL COOMBS 3 BDRM updated clean 14 wide mobile in pet friendly family park. $45,000. Call 250-937-1760.

LANTZVILLE 2-BEDROOM Secluded 55+ Triplex. 4 appl’s, covered parking, storage. N/S, N/P. $750. + utils. Call (250)390-2224.

APARTMENT/CONDO

Large 2 BR. Suites OPEN HOUSE every Sunday 1pm-5pm Courtenay-#26-20 Anderton Ave. Patio Home, Adult Complex, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 1274 sq ft - $249,900. FMI & Pics see KIJIJI or call 250-703-0097

HAMMOND BAY area. 2bdrm in triplex. F/S, W/D, D/W, F/P. Light & heat incld. May 1. N/P. $800./mo.(250)758-4388.

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COMMERCIAL LOT in Downtown Duncan. $170,000. 250247-7208 $339,900- LIVE in this 3 bdrm house with mortgage helper (legal 1 bdrm suite $750/mo). Have a home based business in the 2.5 car garage w/separate driveway (room for RV). New plumbing, windows, Valor F/P, laminate floors/ carpet, driveway, HW tank, D/W, W & D, all appliances stay. 2 blks to City Hall/Library. Low util’s w/2 natural gas F/Ps, stove, HW and dryer (separate meters). Garden shed/small studio, veg garden and xeriscaping front yard (no watering). A must see. (250)954-0227.

20 ACRES $0 Down, Only $119/mo. Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Near El Paso, Texas. Beautiful Mountain Views! Money Back Guarantee. Call 1-866-8825263, Ext. 81. www.sunsetranches.net

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COASTAL MOUNTAIN FIREWOOD- Call 250-468-9660. 1-866-768-8886 (Nanoose). 108 Timber View Dr$495,000. 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.

PARKSVILLE: Surfside RV Resort (Oceanfront)! This 1 bdrm, 400 sqft Woodland Park Model sits on one of the most desirable lots in this family orientated park, steps from the pool, hot tub, tennis court, beach & clubhouse. 352 sqft sunroom. 4x6 shed, ocean glimpses, ZERO Maintenance! Membership paid to 2030. $59,900. 250-240-3574

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N.NANAIMO: (Hammond Bay) $479,000. Exceptional custom Level entry with walk out, finished basement, 2493 sq.ft. 4 + bdrms, 3 baths. Open House every Sunday from 2 4 pm. 250-751-8511 or 250752-2104. caroldowe@gmail.com

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FOR PARTS. 1995 Mustang. Standard. 6 cyl. Motor in great shape. Low mileage. Grey/blk interior as well. Bucket seats. Or Complete car. $3000. OBO. 250-286-3208



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TRUCKS & VANS 2012 CHEV SILVERADO. 1500 4x4 truck. V8 engine, approx 60,000 km. $50 grand. Call (250)741-1431.


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ALOHA 34, 1979, $49,900. In Comox with slip, good condition, well equipped, Yanmar 27 HP 3GM30S. Inflatable dingy. Suzuki 2.5 HP outboard. Call (250)334-2450.

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Close calls, but Mariners beaten Inbrief

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BALL TEAM drops series to Okanagan.

The VIBI Mariners scratched and clawed and might have hoped for better at the ballpark. Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Baseball Institute won one of four games against the Okanagan Coyotes this past weekend at Serauxmen Stadium. The M’s lost 5-3 then won 6-0 on Saturday; the next day they lost 1-0 and 9-5. Sunday’s losses w e re e s p e c i a l l y close, as the Mariners had their chances in the early game and also in the barnburner game, which needed 11 innings to be settled. In the first game the M’s allowed only five hits but made four errors. Steve McKinnon took the loss, allowing one earned run over six innings. Greg Brady had two hits and Tyson Dyck had two runs batted in. Jorhn Kaluzniak

was the winning pitcher in that day’s rematch, allowing just one hit over six innings while striking out 10. Chad Schultz was 3-for-3 at the plate, Mitch Hawkins was 2-for-4, Cody Pendergast hit a triple and drove in two runs and Ty Armstrong also had two RBIs. S u n d a y ’s e a r l y game saw VIBI’s Connor Russell thow a complete nine-inning game, allowing three hits, no earned runs and striking out 13 batters. Brady had two hits in that contest. The series finale was a crazy game, with the teams combining for 31 hits. McKinnon was 3-for-4 with two RBIs, Connor Merilees hit two doubles and Pendergast, Brady, Dyck and Schultz had two hits apiece. Austin Penner was tagged with the loss. GAME ON … VIBI travels to Kelowna to play Okanagan and the Calgar y Dinos on Saturday (April 19) and Sunday.

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Dover wrestler best in Canada Nanaimo’s Faye Tuck wrestled the very best in the country and came out on top. Tuck, a Grade 11 competitor from Dover Bay Secondary School, won her 52-kilogram girls’ division at the Juvenile/Cadet National Wrestling Championships in Guelph, Ont. on April 6. Tuck pinned four opponents and beat two others by technical superiorty, amassing 47 points for and 13 against over her eight matches. She defeated Montreal’s Shaundell Simmons in the goldmedal match. To see an action photo from the competition, please visit www. nanaimobulletin.com/ sports.

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Okanagan Coyotes catcher Clay Davis tags out VIBI Mariners baserunner Greg Brady during Sunday’s Canadian College Baseball Conference game at Serauxmen Stadium. The Coyotes won 1-0.

Mid Isle Highlanders extending soccer season after Cup win The Mid Isle FC Highlanders collected another championship this month and have refocused on trying to win another. The U21 soccer team, representing Ladysmith and Nanaimo, won its first-round B.C. Cup game this past weekend, defeating Surrey on the road Saturday by a 3-0 score. Two weeks ago, Mid Isle FC won its second-straight George Smith

Cup as the Vancouver Island Soccer League’s U21 champions, shutting out Lakehill 5-0 at Royal Athletic Park in Victoria. Blaze Roberts scored two goals in that one, and Ali Adeeb, Keegan Lang and man of the match Jordan de Graaf were the other scorers. Defending the title was nice, said coach Bill Merriman, and now the team is hoping to improve on its

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more serious commitment, but Gould said it’s an easy sell. “They’re die-hard,” she said. The core of the BY GREG SAKAKI team has been The News BulleTiN together for a while, and knows the funIt’s the Candy damentals of roller Crushers versus the derby – the object is Honey Badgers, but to clear a path for a these teams aren’t ‘jammer’ to lap skatquite as sweet as ers while blocking they sound. the opposing team’s Rough-and-tumble jammer from doing junior roller derby the same. action will fill the “We don’t really floor this coming have to work that GREG SAKAKI/ThE NEwS BullETIN Saturday (April 19) at much on skills any Dava (Punky Bruiser) Waller, left, tries to pull herself past Darlene (Dar the Star) Stevens with a Frank Crane Arena, more with them,” little help from teammate Lindsay (Sandra Dee-Spicable) Orr during a Nanaimo Candy Crushers as Nanaimo hosts said the coach. roller derby intra-squad bout earlier this month at Frank Crane Arena. Chilliwack. “We’re getting into “Things are commore of the strategy ing along good,” and what can we do nents and the Crush- the best games of the said Amanda Gould, to shake things up a ers know that and season because this coach of the Candy little.” are game planning team brings a whole Crushers. “We’ve got In past years, she appropriately. new level of competia pretty jam-packed said, the Candy Gould and her tion for us.” season; we’ve got Crushers were just coaching counterpart DERBY DETAILS … What can we do to shake a whole bunch of happy to participate. from Chilliwack have Admission to Satgames.” “This year I thinkDocket: 23302 competed in womurday’s bout is $5 things up a little? Park Drive The team 115 willThorncliffe travel en’s- JWT action before and the action gets Toronto Ontario it’ll be a little differClient: 247 M4H 1M1 a lot this spring and ent because they’ve and some ofAds that underway at 7 p.m. Job Name: Participation summer up Tel and416•696•2853 been playing as aContact: Lara rivalry has translated with a matchup Vanderheide Production down the Island, to team for a couple of to the junior teams. between the ‘training Powell River and years now and I think “It’s all in fun, wheels’ teams from over to the mainit will show.” though,” Gould said. Nanaimo and ChilliB:5.8125” land. A more serious The Honey Badgers “This is probably wack. T:5.8125” schedule means a are capable oppogoing to be one of sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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Timbermen teams will hang out with Clippers at Beban House The Nanaimo Timbermen needed a place to stay and the Nanaimo Clippers are good sports. The Timbermen senior A and junior A lacrosse clubs announced Monday they have moved their

office into Beban House at Beban Park, where they will cozy up beside the Nanaimo Clippers. A press release from the Timbermen expressed thanks, calling the Clippers “a shining example of

how co-operation in sport makes us a stronger community.” The T-men announced at the same time that Jen Kennedy has been hired in a corporate sales and game-day role. Kennedy

is marketing director with the Clippers. The Timbermen are continuing negotiations with sponsors and hope to finalize a deal with a major sponsor. Meanwhile, on-floor

preparations for the 2014 season are underway. The junior A T-men play an exhibition against the Victoria Shamrocks on Wednesday (April 16) at 7 p.m. at Fuller Lake Arena. The team begins the B.C.

Junior A Lacrosse League season on the road April 26 and plays its home opener May 3 at Frank Crane Arena. Look for more on the junior Timbermen in an upcoming issue.

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Big innings beat Pirates

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Nanaimo Diamonds Level 4 provincial-stream synchronized swimmers Paige Wilson, left, Hannah Proud, Maya Scott-Bradley, Jenna Krawchuk, Sarah Warsh and Camrynn Myronuk perform their routine Wednesday night at Beban Pool.

Nanaimo Diamonds synchro team gets chance to gleam Nanaimo Diamonds swimmers got a chance to show what they do so well in the water. The Diamonds synchronized swim team competed at a Synchro B.C. regional meet at Coquitlam’s

City Centre Aquatic Complex this past weekend. Nanaimo’s provincial-stream teams are doing really well, said Brenda Scott, Diamonds coach. The athletes performed a sort of dress rehearsal

last Wednesday night at Beban Pool and were completely in synch. “They are looking really strong for the point of the season,” Scott said. “I think they just have to keep their focus, keep their

energy levels up, have fun.” The Coquitlam meet was a provincial meet for masters swimmers and for the youngest Diamonds, it was a

recreational meet that felt like a big deal. “It’s kind of exciting for them,” said Scott. “They get to go over and experience a big competition.”

BALL TEAM loses two at Victoria.

The Nanaimo Pirates let their problems compound, and it cost them.The Hub City Paving Pirates lost their first two games of the B.C. Premier Baseball League season on Sunday, falling 7-4 and 11-1 against the Victoria Mariners on the road. In both games it was big innings that led to losses. In the season opener, Nanaimo was leading up until the sixth inning, when Vic batted around to score

seven runs. Luke Skingle took the loss on the mound, striking out five. Thomas Negrin led the Pirates offensively with two doubles and two RBIs and Zach Diewert had a hit and two walks. The Mariners broke the second game open with four runs in the fourth inning and five more in the fifth for a mercy-rule win. Garrett Goodall suffered the loss on the mound and he and Adam McLeod had Nanaimo’s hits. The Pirates play their home opener Saturday (April 19) against the Victoria Eagles at Serauxmen Stadium.

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