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Eddie Pokrishevsky, doctoral student at the University of British Columbia, is part of a research team that’s searching for ways to halt Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a fatal muscle-wasting disease.

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icky Vaillancourt prays a cure will be found for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. It has been two years since Nicky’s husband, Serge, was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease – a terminal muscle-wasting illness. She keeps hoping and praying the disease will stop its forward march. That Serge wouldn’t have to use a wheelchair or eat through a feeding tube. That it would go into remission, “not go any further than this,” she said. But there is no known cure for ALS yet. There’s not even an effective treatment. Scientists are well aware that what they’ve discovered isn’t good enough. The only drug for ALS was developed almost two decades ago,

Today the News Bulletin publishes the final two articles in a four-part series on Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, which focus on research for a possible cure. On Tuesday, readers met Serge and Nicky Vaillancourt and learned their story after Serge’s diagnosis with ALS.

according to David Taylor, director of research for ALS Canada. But the tide could be changing. Four recent advances in understanding the disease have experts believing they have a shot at slowing down the disease in the foreseeable future, Taylor said. Despite questions that still plague scientists, like what causes ALS, they now know how to conduct better clinical trials and are looking at tests to help diagnose people

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Incinerator project draws threat of lawsuit from city BY TAMARA CUNNINGHAM THE NEWS BULLETIN

The City of Nanaimo will consider legal action if Metro Vancouver moves ahead with a wasteto-energy incinerator at Duke Point, says Mayor John Ruttan. Nanaimo city politicians unanimously opposed a waste-to-energy incinerator at Duke Point Monday night, to thundering applause and standing ovations from more than 200 people crowded into the Shaw Auditorium at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. Now, two days after the vote, the mayor is also pledging the city will back up its opposition with potential lobbying efforts to the provincial government and legal action if Metro Vancouver opts to build an incinerator in Nanaimo in spite of the public’s wishes. Nanaimo city politicians have been mulling support for a waste-to-energy project for close to a year, but opted last December to hold off on a decision until Metro Vancouver wraps up public consultation. But on Monday, Ruttan said the district’s public outreach offer, set for this May, comes “too little, too late,” and slammed Metro Vancouver’s date for announcing a final site in 2016, calling it “totally unacceptable” to Nanaimo. “In conclusion, I do not want Nanaimo to be known as the garbage dump for Metro Vancouver,” he said. Council’s decision on Monday has been met with disappointment from proponents, Wheelabrator Technologies, Urbaser and Seaspan, but the trio is not willing to concede the project yet. David Garcia de Herreros, representing Urbaser, said they will evaluate their options and weigh the pros and cons for the project in Nanaimo, but ultimately the decision on whether Duke Point remains a site in the procurement process is up to Metro Vancouver. Metro Vancouver says it did not choose Nanaimo as a location and will leave it up to proponents whether they stay in the competition with the site. See ‘INCINERATOR’ /9

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“Either way, I think they’ve got a chance to bring some or give us sort of an understanding of why they’re not able to bring any cuts from there,” she said. Nanaimo District Teachers’ Association president Mike Ball was among those critical about the lack of administration cuts. He said he thinks there will be some administrative cuts offered to the school board. “I hope they look at them, I hope that they can save some direct services positions and do the admin cuts that are needed,” he said. Ball asked how much longer the district could continue putting forward a balanced budget while cutting services. Curley echoed his sentiments, stating that trustees are in a difficult spot, but it all comes down to provincial funding. “The trustees in each of the school districts are given the job of still trying to provide a proper education to our youth but are in an absolutely no-win situation of having to make these dramatic cuts and I think sometimes after 10 years of the kinds of cuts that we’ve seen, we’re past the bone now, we’re into the marrow,” Curley said. The district aims to have a balanced budget by April 30, but has until June 30 under provincial legislation.

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Taylor believes it’s only a matter of time before scientists and research teams find new therapies or treatments to fight ALS and that 2014 could be a year of discovery. It’s as exciting as it is devastating for ALS Canada’s head of research, who says that it all boils down to time – and time is the worst thing to ask for from someone grappling with ALS. “It’s the most rewarding and devastating part of my job to go to support groups and talk about research ... rewarding to be able to bring research to people in a way that is understandable but ... devastating to know I am trying to create hope and excitement about something that won’t help most people in the room. I don’t have words for that.” The cusp of discovery

In the global hunt to find a cure for ALS, Canada is a leader, coming in fourth for impact on the disease ahead of the United Kingdom, France and Germany, according to ALS Canada. Momentum started in the 1980s and 1990s before the discovery of the genes that cause the fatal disease, with researchers helping to build interest in ALS among the scientific community. Research got another boost in 2000 when ALS Canada, the federal government and Muscular Dystrophy Canada banded together under the Neuromuscular Research Partnership to help fund top-scoring ALS and muscular dystrophy-related grant applications. Until then, it hadn’t been easy for the lesser-known ALS to compete against cancer and Alzheimer’s disease for government dollars, Taylor said, adding that under the partnership, labs were able to access dollars over multiple years. By the time the program ended in 2012, more than $43 million was invested into 177 research projects across Canada. Now ALS Canada is confident the country is on the verge of discovery, and it’s

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thanks to work over the past six years. For a long time it was thought that ALS was only a disease of motor neurons, Taylor said. The disease destroys motor neurons, preventing electrical impulses from travelling between the brain to the spinal cord and voluntary muscles. Once those are lost, the muscles waste away. What scientists have learned is that the disease is affected by many cell types, not just motor neurons, giving them a larger target for therapies that might be able to stop the disease. “We’ve learned so much in the past five or six years that I think even the top people in the world really believe we have a ... shot at slowing this disease down in the foreseeable future,” Taylor said.

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It’s organized chaos in the UBC lab where Dr. Cashman and his team are studying neurodegenerative diseases. Bottles, beakers and petrie dishes are crammed onto shelves and spread across tables among weigh scales and sticky notes. Researchers hunker over computers and bend over tables, working on projects or grant applications for the program. Cashman walks into the midst of it all like the master conductor. The neurologist has devoted more than two decades of his life to studying the disease. The interest started when he was a neurology resident working at the University of Chicago’s ALS clinic. Three of his patients – all under the

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age of 21 – died in quick succession from the terminal illness. For six months after their deaths, he couldn’t see any other patients and when he came back, he “wanted more than anything to do something for ALS,” he said, adding he made a lifetime commitment to battle the disease. The challenge with ALS has been that no one knew what caused it. There have been hundreds of theories on what triggers ALS and all of them have been wrong because the treatments tied to those factors didn’t work, Cashman said. He became interested in protein misfolding – a characteristic of prion diseases like Mad Cow – that sees mutated proteins infect healthy ones like a falling line of dominos. He wondered if ALS could act the same way and more than 15 years after asking the question, his team has found the experimental proof linking the way prion diseases are transmitted between cells and ALS. They have also found an antibody that appears to stop the spread. Dr. Les Grad, a research associate at UBC, said people didn’t previously believe the same mechanism in prion diseases could account for what was happening with ALS but the new information at UBC shows there’s a good chance it’s a large cause of the disease – or at the very least, shows how it progresses. “It’s like anything else – the better you understand it, the better you can stop it. The better you can take it down. I think on that level people understand this is something new, this is a ... side of the disease or side of the mechanism that no one has really looked at,” he said. Everything else is looking at protecting the nervous system as a whole rather than stopping the disease and it’s not helping, Grad said. “I think what we are doing is trying to get to the heart of it.”

Nanaimo’s Serge Vaillancourt smiled ear-to-ear as he ambled to the podium to accept the ALS Society of B.C. Exceptional Public Awareness Award last week. The 66-year-old has been living with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, a terminal disease that paralyzes the muscles. When he leaned into the mike at the award ceremony, he told the crowd at Richmond’s Quilchena Golf and Country Club exactly why he was still there: “I am in the fight to win against ALS.” Vaillancourt, an organ donor recipient and advocate, was diagnosed two years ago with ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. In the span of a few months, his condition has gotten worse. He has gone from walking independently to needing the help of a wheelchair, from eating food to getting VAILLANCOURT liquid supplements through a feeding tube. The weakened muscles in his throat have made it hard to speak and swallow. But despite the new challenges, Vaillancourt said he’s determined stay positive, to do what he can to help others and spread the word about ALS. He will not let the disease keep him from doing what he can to help others, he said. At the award ceremony on April 8 the ALS Society of B.C. recognized him for his work, which included promoting the Mid Island Walk for ALS and sharing his journey with the disease with the News Bulletin. Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something and Vaillancourt is a shining example of this, the society wrote in a press release. “I was propelled to do what I could to help,” Serge said, as he accepted the recognition. “I didn’t even know about this award. I am being recognized not because I entered a competition but for doing what I felt was the right thing to do.”

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How Does Hearing Loss Happen?

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Two extraordinary things happened last month: First, I wrote an article for the Nanaimo News Bulletin about how our ears work, somehow thinking it would be titillating reading to . . . well, anyone. But what happened next was truly amazing – you actually read it! Better yet, judging by all the comments I received, you (somewhat inexplicably) loved it. And so, bolstered by your kind words and an unnatural infatuation with all things aural, I’ve decided to write this, the next logical article. How does hearing loss happen? First, a quick recap of our aural anatomy: The outer ear funnels sound into the middle ear, where three tiny bones mechanically amplify and transmit it to the cochlea, or inner ear. The cochlea then transmits the sound signals to the brain via the cochlea nerve. As with any complicated process, there are vulnerabilities every step of the way. Though hearing loss can stem from the outer ear (e.g. wax build-up or narrowing of the ear canal) or middle ear (e.g. burst eardrum or damage to those three bones), the most common type stems from the cochlea, which contains thousands of microscopic hair cells nestled within a warm bath of cochlear fluid. This sort of hearing loss can be caused by: 1. Aging – Over time, the cochlear hair cells that transmit sound signals to the brain can become damaged. Since these hair cells never regrow, this incremental damage slowly decreases our hearing sensitivity. 2. Noise – Exposure to loud noises, either acutely (such as an explosion) or chronically (such as working for years in a loud factory or continually listening to loud music) can also damage hair cells. Though the medical profession has brought us awesome names like Exploding Head Syndrome, Maple Syrup Urine Disease, Smoking Stool Syndrome and, my personal favourite, Jumping Frenchmen of Maine, hearing loss caused by noise exposure is unadventurously known as simply Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL). 3. Pretty much anything else – Including stroke, infection, side-effects of medication, head injury or the incessant gnawing of the cochlear nerve by microscopic ear gremlins. OK, that last one has never been documented – but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen.

So what if I have hearing loss? I hate pop music anyway. Sure, a decrease in hearing sensitivity helps you ignore the rapid degeneration of modern music as it plunges ever deeper into a cacophonous cesspool of electronic drums and synthesizers. On the other hand, we depend on our hearing for many of life’s simple pleasures that we often take for granted. Things like the satisfying crackle of a campfire, or the gentle lapping of waves against a pebbled beach. Hearing loss can even start to subtly strip us of the things we hold most dear – like our relationships. Because hearing loss often strikes the high frequencies first, many people start missing soft consonant sounds, meaning words art to ound ike this. Deciphering speech that sounds like a Bob Dylan song takes a tremendous amount of energy, although it occurs so gradually that you likely won’t notice it as such. Instead, you’ll just feel tired and irritable, avoiding conversations as much as possible and, eventually, retreating into social isolation. You’ll complain that your spouse is mumbling, your spouse will accuse you of not listening, and so goes the relationship. OK fine, so it’s a big deal. How do I know if I have hearing loss? Here are six possible warning signs that your hearing may not be as sharp as it once was: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Your spouse, friends or co-workers accuse you of “selective hearing” You think people around you are mumbling Your family complains that the TV is too loud when you watch it You find the noise of the TV or radio irritating when it’s on in the background You have a hard time understanding children or people with accents You can’t hear anything

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Why do I write these articles? Do I write these hoping you’ll be so entertained that you’ll feel compelled to purchase hearing aids from me just so I finally can buy that family pack of matching kayaks I’ve always wanted? Partly, yes. But primarily, it’s because I love hearing people say “Thank you, Hanan, for changing my life.” Something I hear far too often, though, is “I should have done this a long time ago.” If I can help you improve your quality of life sooner rather than later, this article has served its purpose. If you suspect your hearing, or that of someone you know, might be less than ideal, knowing where to turn for answers is more than half the battle. We’ve provided a few resources to get you started at www.nanaimohearingclinic.com, and we’d be happy to chat more about it if and when you’re ready. Simply call 250-585-4100 or stop in at 501-5800 Turner Road. No pressure. No judgment. Just honest answers.


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Time to tear up incinerator plan Nanaimo isn’t about to become another city’s garbage dump. Council voted this week to express unanimous opposition to a garbage incinerator at Duke Point and ask that Metro Vancouver withdraw the proposal from further consideration. Councillors could have come to this consensus months ago perhaps, but in the end they made the right decision – really the only decision they could have made. By opposing an incinerator, they are representing overwhelming public opinion. The term ‘waste-to-energy facility’ was a euphemism that was never going to catch on, and it didn’t. The blueprints could have had rainbows and glitter and it wouldn’t have made a difference. Here in Nanaimo, B.C., Canada, in 2014, it’s simply impossible to make a garbage incinerator sound like a good idea. Metro Vancouver didn’t help its cause, staying meekly out of the matter and letting the businessmen look like the bad guys. The metropolis could have initiated its own public consultation process sooner, though it’s hard to imagine that the outcome would have been any different. There are valid arguments for a modern waste-to-energy plant and in Nanaimo, at some point, we will have to figure out a way to get rid of our garbage or leave it to future generations to take out the trash. But this Duke Point facility was more about Metro Vancouver solving its problems, not about us solving ours, and that’s what made the plan even more odoriferous to Nanaimoites. City council’s motion this week was well-worded and it was clear: we don’t want this incinerator. If that wish isn’t respected, it will be an interesting test of council’s will. But it shouldn’t come to that. Metro Vancouver should remove the Duke Point plan from its short list immediately. As for those blueprints, they may as well be thrown on the trash heap – somehow, that would seem appropriate. 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.

Farmland fight doesn’t shed much light Detailed debate on changes North America is farming? to the Agricultural Land Do they imagine habitat loss Commission got underway in from subdivisions sprawling the legislature last week, while across the Cariboo? protesters played to urban Forests Minister Steve voters outside. Thomson has been pinch-hitting A couple of West Kootenay for Fort St. John MLA Pat Pimm NDP supporters brought a on the agriculture file as Pimm basket of homegrown veggies undergoes cancer treatment. down to help East Kootenay Thomson took exception when MLA Bill Bennett get NDP agriculture critic through the winter on Nicolas Simons asked B.C. a 100-mile diet. if he is aware people VIEWS A group of mostly think the changes are Tom Fletcher UBC scientists wrote to “neuter the chair of Black Press to Premier Christy the Agricultural Land Clark, embracing the Commission.” popular assumption Thomson, a former that the changes will executive director of mean more exclusions the Kelowna-based of agricultural land, B.C. Agriculture as well as expanded Association, replied secondary uses. This that the changes “jeopardizes species do not reduce the at risk, threatens many common independence of the chair. Under species, and will impact many further questioning, Thomson species prized for hunting,” they allowed that the current ALC wrote. chair, Richard Bullock, has It makes me wonder if these provided no response to the university botanists and bird government on the proposals. experts actually understand Kelowna-Lake Country MLA what farming is. You know, clear- Norm Letnick was appointed cutting a forest and planting Friday to replace Pimm as largely monoculture crops? agriculture minister. But Using big machinery, creating this ALC project is Bennett’s drainage, applying fertilizers, initiative, so I asked him about controlling diseases, pests and his changes to the appointment wild animals? Not backyard process. gardening, real farming of the Bennett said the six regional sort that has fed more people panels, up to three people each, than in all of human history? were set up by then-minister Have they heard that the Stan Hagen in 2003 to provide largest cause of deforestation in local input. That worked well, he

said, until Bullock came on the scene and began exercising his discretion not to appoint people recommended by cabinet. “The chair doesn’t like the regional panels,” Bennett told me. “It’s a pain in the ass for the chair to have to deal with 18 farmers from all over the province in making decisions … “We wanted the regions to have a say on this stuff, so the intention of the legislation, we felt, was actually being defeated, because we hadn’t made it mandatory.” It will be mandatory soon, and Bullock’s days as commission chair appear to be numbered. “There’s no more discretion for any future chair to monkey with it,” Bennett added. One of Bennett’s key issues is denial of secondary residence construction to keep families on the land in the Interior. The legislation also introduces social and economic factors in weighing decisions in the North, Cariboo and Kootenay regions, where in most cases development pressure is an urban myth. The main ALC board will still have authority to revisit a local panel decision if the chair deems it inconsistent with the mandate to protect farmland. u Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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t was the final day of class at John Shaw High School in 1945 when Gordon Theedom got the news he had been dreaming about for years. “The announcement came on over the school just as we were picking up our books and the women announced that the Bastion News announcer for next year will be Gordon Theedom,” he recalled. “I knew nothing about it. Everybody in the class clapped. I was thrilled. It was like being Mickey Rooney in one of the movies or something like that.” Now nearly 70 years later, Theedom, 86, is calling it a career. The longtime Nanaimo resident is one of Canada’s oldest active radio hosts and currently hosts a weekly program called Music from the Past on 101.7 CHLY. On April 21 at 11 a.m., Theedom will make his final broadcast. Theedom was born in Saskatchewan in 1927 and fell in love with radio at an early age. As a kid, he would spend hours listening to the radio, particularly the broadcasts of legendary Toronto Maple Leafs broadcaster Foster Hewitt. “That’s what got me going,” Theedom recalled. “We only had the radio back in those days. Listening to the radio was the only entertainment we had.” Theedom’s journey into the radio business began in the

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early 1940s when he had aspirations of becoming his school’s senior student announcer. “The Bastion News announcer, as they called them, had to be a Grade 12 student and I went to that school when I was Grade 7. Every morning they would have a broadcast for about 15 minutes about news of the day if there was anything happening at the school, like if there was a dance going on or something like that.” After spending his senior year being the school’s top announcer, Theedom wanted to pursue a career in radio. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a radio station in Nanaimo when he graduated in 1946. “I did other jobs,” Theedom said. “I took movie tickets, I worked in an architect’s office and they were boring. From 1946 to 1949 I floated from job to job.” In May of 1949 CHUB was opened in Nanaimo by the province’s premier, Byron Ingemar Johnson. Theedom, who wasted no time applying and was hired on as a broadcaster, recalled his very first day on the job. “The first day one of the chief announcers, as they called them, showed me the controls [and] I never saw the guy again. By 10’ o clock at night I was still working the board and I had no idea what I was doing. I had no training, no nothing and I bet it sounded like that to my listeners. I am still waiting for that chief announcer to come back.”

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Over the course of five years, Theedom interviewed some of the best musicians at the time, including Gene Autry, Lindley Armstrong (Spike) Jones, Stan Kenton, Wilf (Montana Slim) Carter, Tommy Dorsey and Jimmy Dorsey. In 1954, Theedom left CHUB after a dispute over the dismissal of a fellow employee. “It was the dumbest thing I ever did,” Theedom said. His love for radio came roaring back in 2007, when he landed his current radio gig at CHLY. “I was lonely because I just lost my wife. I had to do something to keep me occupied. So I went downtown to see if I would bump into anybody I knew and I saw a little sign there that said CHLY,” Theedom said. “I walked in and sat down and told the lady at the reception that I was lonely and wanted somebody to talk to. She was very nice and I asked her what CHLY did and what they were all about. She told me and I told her I used to be in radio back in 1949.” Following Theedom’s final broadcast, he plans to spend more time in front of his recent purchase. “I went and bought a flatscreen TV two weeks ago,” he said. To listen to Theedom’s final show, please visit http://chly. dailysplice.com/musicfromthepast/. arts@nanaimobulletin.com

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SCOTT WEILAND plays at the Port Theatre on June 27. Tickets $67.50. Call 250-7548550 for more information.

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 250-754-8550 for more information.

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EVENTS 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. THE BIG FISH MUSIC FESTIVAL featuring a variety of musical guests including Leah Hokanson, Michelle Mares, Steve Smith, Dick Smith, Oliver Swain and The Nathan Tinkham Band. May 4-10 on Gabriola Island. For more information on the festival please visit www.thebigfishmusicfestival.ca VANCOUVER ISLAND CHILDREN’S BOOKFESTIVAL featuring authors Marty Chan, Kevin Sylvester, Caroline Woodward, Aubrey Davis, Rachna Gilmore, Cynthia Nugent, Karen Patkau and Sarah Ellis. May 3. Locations throughout downtown Nanaimo. For more information visit www.bookfest.ca/ location.html. 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.

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Drama students put on theatre showcase For the second time in three years the theatre students from John Barsby Secondary School are headed to the Provincial Theatre Festival. To help them get

ot the festival in New Westminster, the students will be hosting the Bulldog Theatre Showcase, a three-night fundraising event, which runs from April 24-26 at the

secondary school’s Chandler Hall. Tickets are $10 or $5 for students. For information about the event, please e-mail Tom Rokeby, trokeby@ hotmail.com.

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The Island Bel Canto Singers, led by artistic director Sharon Sinclair, will perform at Nanaimo Ecumenical Centre on April 27, presenting a concert that expresses the joy of music and singing.

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The Island Bel Canto Singers love singing and they want to share their love for vocal expression with as many people as possible. On April 27 the Island Bel Canto Singers will showcase their joy for singing during a performance at the Nanaimo Ecumenical Centre. Island Bel Canto Singers communic a t i o n s d i re c t o r Laurene Coleman explained that the concert, titled It Sings in Me, expresses the joys of singing and making music. “Singing as part of a group is a pretty special experience because you become

part of something that is larger than yourself. There is a real connection made amongst all the people that are singing,” Coleman said. “When you sing well and you’re expressing emotion there is just so much satisfaction and pleasure in doing that.” The talented group of singers will be performing tunes such as Dream-Singing, Music Spread Thy Voice Around, Singing in the Rain and Stardust. The choir will celebrate the role that music plays in everyday life by performing Il Yat un Coq qui Chante, which is a song about a singing rooster and handful of other tunes. The Island Canto

Singers will be led by recently appointed artistic director Sharon Sinclair. “She’s a very well regarded musician in Nanaimo as a vocal teacher, as a choir director and as a singer herself. We’re just really excited to be having our first concert with Sharon,” Coleman said. The Island Canto Singer’s Chamber Choir will also feature young vocalists from Nanaimo District Secondary School, Maireid Reid and Micalla Wallace. Both girls recently won awards at the Upper Island Music Festivals. “We get a lot of pleasure out of giving performance opportunities to talented young

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Beefs & bouquets BOUQUET To Nanaimo city council for voting against the cell tower in Piper’s Pub parking lot and giving priority to the health hazards cell towers pose. BEEF To all the hustle and bustle and everyone who runs around stressing themselves out. You should follow the example of my unemployed neighbour and just chill out and take it easy for a sec, or for a few years. BOUQUET To Marie at Sheer Agony, the hairdresser who came to a girl’s rescue and did a great job on my lovely head. BEEF To the B.C. government’s decision to move the oncologist at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital’s cancer clinic to Victoria from Monday to Thursday. This leaves Nanaimo with just one day a week of this doctor’s much-needed time and expertise. How does removing this experienced specialist better serve cancer patients in Nanaimo? BOUQUET To a gentleman at Galaxy Cinema who went and bought me popcorn for moving over one seat in the theatre row. BEEF To the management of the store that puts a sign asking to leave bags at front checkout, but especially the audacity of an employee coming up to ask you to do so. Don’t treat all customers as thieves. BOUQUET To the individual who turned my credit cards found in a parking lot in to the bank in March. You will be blessed for your honesty, though I know a kind person like you does not do good deeds for thanks. BEEF To the city for wasting money installing speed bumps on Oliver Road. Fix the potholes instead of creating dangerous and annoying traffic flow disrupters. This city has enough bumps in the road without creating more. BOUQUET To the lady bus driver for taking care of my bag I left on the bus, and to my friend Margo for picking it up for me.

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BEEF To the doctors who keep their patients uninformed if they have been called to the hospital or keep them waiting in the waiting rooms for over an hour. With this modern technology, I think they should be able to inform of delays. BOUQUET To the amazing, thoughtful, helpful, professional and caring staff at Wexford Creek. We knew Bill was in good hands and we’re very comfortable to know that extended to family. BEEF To the manager of the restaurant who couldn’t get off her butt to tend to two extremely unhappy customers. You are paid to deal with things, and on a break or not, you should have dealt with our issue. BOUQUET To my gorgeous husband Phil. Since moving to Canada from the U.K. in October, he has worked tirelessly to secure a life for us in lovely Nanaimo. BEEF To the city. There is a four-storey bylaw for buildings on Stewart Avenue and the waterfront. There is no bylaw for trees. We taxpayers are being robbed of our views, our properties devalued yearly by growth. BOUQUET To Phil, who organized my birthday party, Jennie who kept me distracted, and all my friends who came to surprise me. BEEF To contests that only allow a person to enter by computer. What about us seniors who don’t understand or can’t afford one? BOUQUET To Penta Transport in Nanaimo for allowing me to travel with my husband for almost two years while I healed and recovered. Your support and care have been invaluable to my recovery. Thank you to Ken, Gord, Kendra, Derrick and Cheryl. BEEF To the fireplace company. Next time your contractors make a huge installation error, they should start with saying sorry – it helps a lot with customer service.

BEEF To the city for allowing the decimation of Oliver Woods. The trees have been removed right to the water’s edge of the large pond all for the sake of a tiny new subdivision. BOUQUET To Jill, of city hall’s Residential Planning and Design Department. Your patience, skills, common sense and knowledgeable approach to the variance process, is tremendously appreciated and far from traumatic. BOUQUET To bus driver Paul. With years of service you have always been the best bus driver in Nanaimo – ask any rider. Missed you on bus driver appreciation day. BOUQUET To Little Valley Restoration for its outstanding service. Thank you so much for fixing the scratch on my new van. BOUQUET To the young man at the serving hatch at McDonald’s on Mary Ellen Drive. You were so polite, chatty and friendly when you served me – a pleasure to deal with.

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BOUQUET To the woman who got out of her car at a light on the Old Island Highway to tell me that part of my child’s jacket was outside the van dragging along the side of the road. BOUQUET To the Thrifty Foods pharmacy manager. Didn’t have my meds but called around and they found it. BOUQUET To the person in front of me who paid for my coffee at Tim Hortons at Westhill Centre. Such a thoughtful random act of kindness – this totally made my day and put me in a great mood. BOUQUET To Adrian’s RV Repairs for the great service, and Lisa, you are an angel. BOUQUET To VIU and its CREATE presentation. Three days of undergrad research presentations with ideas to awe Einstein – a delight that we have such brilliant minds. BOUQUET To Don Bonner of Nisa.net for his diligence in helping resolve technological issues caused by an unrelated third party. His thoroughness is much appreciated. BOUQUET To the green house on Labieux Road that decoratively celebrates each month’s ‘holiday.’ Really liked your national pride during the Olympics. BOUQUET To the Nanaimo News Bulletin for the excellent coverage of Lucy the Emu. There were a lot of people concerned for her safety. Truly an act of kindness from the community. BOUQUET To the doctors, staff and nurses at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for such wonderful care during my recent illness. Your professionalism and dedicated hard work was appreciated.

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porting them is as easy as picking up a menu. Dining Out For Life is an annual fundraiser supporting Island programs and services for people living with or affected by HIV and AIDS. People simply getting together for a meal is symbolic of nutrition and its role in keep-

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More than 75 Island restaurants are taking up the fight against HIV and AIDS and sup-

ing symptoms of the disease in check. For one day on April 24 participating restaurants will donate 25 per cent of food sales to AIDS Vancouver Island. This year 14 restaurants in Nanaimo, Parksville and Qualicum are participating with local

favourite dishes and a few new recipes prepared for the day. Since 2005 the annual event has raised more than $200,000 for AID and HIV services Islandwide. Dining Out For Life Vancouver Island is part of an international effort involving AIDS service

organizations serving 60 cities and regions across North America. In 2013, Dining Out For Life events across Canada and the U.S. raised more than $4 million for HIV/AIDS nutrition programs. For more information, please visit www.diningoutfor life.com.

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St. Paul’s Anglican Church 29 Church Street

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There’s no better time than now to embrace your inner motorcyclist and have the time of your life. Alexandra Straub

Feel the rush of riding on two wheels If you have ever looked longingly After getting your “L” permit upon a motorcycle as it whizzed by, you might have been bitten There are two steps in acquiring by the bike bug and didn’t even your full motorcycle license. First, know it. you’ll have to pass the MotorIf you have always dreamed of cycle Skills Test portion of the getting on two wheels but didn’t process. Then you’ll have your full know how to go about it, you road test. I absolutely, have been bitten by the bike bug. Riding training If you are contemplating a perfect 100 percent without I absolutely, 100 per cent without time to do it, the answer is now! a doubt recommend a doubt recommend going to a With spring-like weather manigoing to a good professional school to learn how festing itself and more and more professional school to to ride. I’m not saying your bff motorcycles appearing on the who has selflessly volunteered to roads, it’s time to stop dreaming learn how to ride. teach you everything you need to and start doing. Alexandra Straub know about riding isn’t qualified But where do you start? How do or unfit for the task, but they you go about it and what steps do might not be a “teacher.” Sure you need to go through? they have the skills, but can they communicate Over the next few weeks, we will feature a effectively the points that you need to be safe? four-part series on motorcycling. It will cover If yes, then go for it. everything from schools, to gear to buying a But professional schools have professional teachbike and more. As I said, there’s no better time ers. They also know the ICBC system and will than now to embrace your inner motorcyclist teach you above and beyond what you’ll need to and have the time of your life. execute in order to start riding on your own. And Take the test more importantly, to be safe! In order to get your learner’s license in BC, you They will also help build your confidence and try will need to take the ICBC Motorcycle Knowlto help you eradicate bad habits that you may or edge Test. To attain the handbook that you’ll may not know you are forming. need to familiarize yourself with, you can either Granted, most courses aren’t cheap. But they’re download it from the ICBC website, or visit a worth it and so is your safety. Check out regional branch in person to pick up a hard copy. schools or save up to come to the Lower MainAfter you have studied it from cover-to-cover, land. I wouldn’t have done my license any other you’ll need to take and pass the test at an ICBC way. branch, which will then give you your L. Some schools to check out are: Pacific Riding Visit www.icbc.com and type in “motorcycle” School, V-Twin Motorcycle School, the Justice into the search bar. That is the easiest way to Institute of BC, High Gear Motorcycle Training get you to the pages you’ll need to work with. (private lessons) and more.

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You don’t have to start on the road Many of the top road racers in the world didn’t start on the pavement. They started in the dirt. Why? Because it teaches you how to control a bike in less than ideal traction environments. Also, if you fall, it doesn’t hurt as much! You can certainly get your feet wet when it comes to learning clutch and brake control on a “softer” surface, too. Furthermore, you don’t need a learner’s permit if you are riding off road. When and if you want to transition to the street riding, you’ll need it for that. Check out Popkum Motor Park’s Lessons/Training (www.popkummotorpark.com) program for all ages, as well as the BC Off Road Motorcycle Association’s website (www.bcorma.ca) for upcoming MSF Dirt Bike Schools. Another perk to starting to build your bike confidence on the dirt, training programs aren’t as expensive. So, this is me, the little white angel on your shoulder whispering, “Go on, get on two wheels!” But remember, safety is paramount. Take the test, go to school and thank me later.

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They can’t leap tall buildings in a single bound, but there are plenty of reasons the Fit, Civic and CR-V are best-sellers† in BC.

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FINANCING

YOU PAY WHAT THE DEALER PAYS* †

On select models. *Dealer is reimbursed for holdback included in invoice price. GLS model shownʕ Selling Price: $19,140

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CALL FOR ENTRIES 12TH ANNUAL Kitty Coleman Woodland Art & Bloom Festival. Fine Art and Quality Crafts Juried Show. Presented in a spectacular outdoor setting May 17, 18 and 19 Applications for Artisans are available at woodlandgardens.ca 250-338-6901

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RUBY MAXINE OSTERCAMP (neĂŠ Chalmers)

passed away peacefully after a lengthy struggle with cancer on April 4, 2014. Mom was born in Dodsland Saskatchewan on September 5, 1924. She was predeceased by her husband [Clarence] of 50 years in 1992. Mom will be remembered by her six children, her eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren along with a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents and her seven brothers and sisters. Mom went to school at Hopedale School near Kindersely, Saskatchewan. She married Clarence Ostercamp in November, 1942. They lived in Edmonton until the end of the second world war when they moved to a farm in the Eckville/Sylvan Lake area of Central Alberta. Five of their six children were born while the family lived on this farm. In 1962 there was a brief move to a farm in the Ponoka area of Central Alberta. This was the birth place of Momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s youngest daughter and sixth child. Again in 1965, another move took place back to a farm in the Eckville area. Mom and Dad left the farm in 1970 and moved to Red Deer. While in Red Deer Mom commenced working away from the home and was employed with Grey Hound Bus and later with Electrolux Canada. In 1973 they relocated to Taber, Alberta. While in living in Taber Mom worked for the Robinson Little Retail Store, the Heritage Hotel and for a lengthy period as an Office Manager for a local Plumbing and Heating outlet. Mom worked full time until she was 68 years of age. Following the death of her husband she moved to Calgary in the spring of 1993 and commenced full time retirement. She resided in Calgary until 2007 when she relocated to Nanaimo, BC to be in proximity to other family members. Mom resided in Nanaimo until her passing. The family wish to truly thank the staff at Kiwanis Village Lodge for the outstanding care and support Mom received throughout the four years she resided there, up to and including her last final days. Also a sincere thank you and appreciation goes out to Dr Mary Winder who provided Mom outstanding medical care and comfort throughout the last several months of her life. Mom truly enjoyed and valued the lifestyle she had at Kiwanis Village Lodge and deeply valued and appreciated the excellent friendships she made amongst her fellow residents, staff and volunteers while living there.

   

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Jack Smith Miller

December 26, 1925 - March 11, 2014 It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our father, Jack, who passed away on March 11, 2014 in Cowichan District Hospital at the age of 88. He was such a wonderful father and will be forever missed by his three sons, Michael, Curtis, and Scott (Georgina) and his two daughters, Jackie and Monique, 7 grandchildren: Sky, Amber, LaNae, Nicholas, Scott Jr., Anitra and Daniel, and 7 great-grandchildren: Isabella, Zoey, Jaxon, Michael, Kaylee, Ethan and Briar. He is predeceased by his loving wife of 66 years, Engeline LaNae (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lennieâ&#x20AC;?), 2 years ago and his son-in-law, Nicholas Kauwell, 4 1/2 years ago. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he moved shortly thereafter to Lincoln, Nebraska, where he met his wife, Lennie. Shortly thereafter dad was enlisted in the Air Force as a Pistal Sharpshooter (Tail Gunner) where he stated that the pilot took a very sharp turn and he nearly fell out of the open back of the plane flying over New York City. Following that time the family began to grow very quickly and he then worked for Simpson-Sears and was transferred to Ottawa, Edmonton, Sudbury and eventually to Nanaimo, where he was became the Manager of Simpson-Sears (now Sears) and retired after working for them for 25 years. Our family lived near Lantzville (off Dover Rd.) for 20 years in a big, beautiful log house once known as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Konaway Lodgeâ&#x20AC;?, with 18 acres overlooking the ocean. At the time this area was called the â&#x20AC;&#x153;sticksâ&#x20AC;? - it is now a sea of houses. Dad was very creative person, he built his own family golf course on the property, a cabin at the beach and built his children many pieces of unique furniture which we happily took with us when we moved out of the house. Our parents moved to Victoria for awhile and dad worked for a time for Birkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jewellers. Eventually they settled in Arbutus Ridge, Cobble Hill, BC. This was the perfect setting for them, having a golf course within the community, where they enjoyed many golf tournaments and dinners and met many great friends. This was also a time where dadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most favorite hobby was making fused stained glass - he made everything from bowls to jewellery and coverings for skylights which were just beautiful. His talent was unmeasured. When he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t home making stained glass or golfing, he and mom would take yearly trips to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for a couple of months at a time where he continued to make jewellery on the beach and sell it to the Gringos just like the Mexicanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s do! Dad had such a quick wit and a wicked sense of humour and that is what we will miss every day of our lives. Mom & Dad can now hold hands once again like they always did - may you both rest in peace. We love you xxoo A private family gathering will be taking place. SANDS of DUNCAN 250-746-5212

The Annual General Meeting of the North Cedar Improvement District will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the North Cedar Fire Hall, 2100 Yellow Point Road, Cedar, BC. At this meeting elections will be held for two (2) Trustees for a three-year term. If you are a registered property owner in North Cedar you are encouraged to attend. Registration 6:30 p.m. Meeting 7:00 p.m. Board of Trustees North Cedar Improvement District

ATTENTION CRAFTERS the 25th Annual Nanaimo Professional Craft Fair, Beban Park, Nanaimo, is on Nov 7, 8, & 9th, 2014. Register by May 30th to get a discount. Call 250-797-6544. www.nanaimo professionalcraftfair.com

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Anna Walters (Green)

September 21st 1923 - April 06th 2014 Anna passed away peacefully April 6th. She leaves us: a loving mother, a positive attitude for those who met her, she was always willing to help anyone in need. She loved all those around her. She made a home in Nanaimo for the better part of her life with her husband Weldrick (Wally) predeceased, raising for 4 children, Sherrilee, Ed predeceased, Bill and Cindy. Anna touched the lives of her 13 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and survived by her sister Isa Waugh. A longtime manager at the Robinson Store located in the Harewood Shopping Mall. She was a driven woman who strove to make the world a better place, spending countless hours involved in various community services; a past Grand Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star #43 Nanaimo, and enjoying her time volunteering with the Cancer Dressing Station. The family would like to thank the staff at Dufferin Place for the outstanding care and attention given to her during her residency. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date, in lieu of flowers the family would request donations be made to Dufferin Long Term Care Facility or the charity of your choice. Anna you will be greatly missed.

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Jean Dorothy Pickett (nee Grant) Born June 7, 1919 in Kent, England, passed away peacefully in Nanaimo Hospital on April 7, 2014. She was predeceased by her husband Sidney in 1998. She leaves behind her son and two daughters Campbell (Faye), Dawn (Cliff) and Barbara (Paul), 6 grandchildren Shawn, Kim, Marianne, Keith, Scott and Daniel, 5 great-grandchildren Kyle, Brandon, Alysse, Cameron and Kamryn. She also leaves behind her sister Rose in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. She was a member of the United Church and also Eastern Star for many years. The memorial service will be held at Brechin United Church on Thursday, April 24th at 2:00 p.m. A reception will follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers please donate to either The Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Leonard George Walker December 9, 1921 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; April 13, 2014 Dad passed away quietly on Sunday, April 13, 2014, a beautiful, sunny afternoon, in Nanaimo, BC. Predeceased by his wife, Nanette in 2004, he is survived by his daughter, Lindsay (Norm); son, Brian; grandchildren, Janice (Trevor) and Kimberly (Darren); and precious great grandchildren, Alexis and Olivia. Born in Kelowna, BC on December 9, 1921, he moved to Vancouver at the age of 18 where he met and married Nanette. He worked for Kelly Douglas in Burnaby for 35 years until his retirement. After retiring, Mom and Dad moved to Qualicum Beach to enjoy his two passions â&#x20AC;&#x201C; gardening and fishing. Thanks to Anne and Hank Thompson for the many coffee and dinner dates with Dad to make sure he was alright. Dad moved to Nanaimo Seniors Village in 2011 and lived there until his passing. The family extends many thanks to the wonderful Care Workers at Nanaimo Seniors Village, especially Rona. There will be no service at Dadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request. His ashes will be spread over Knox Mountain in Kelowna at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider honouring Dadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory with a donation to a charity of your choice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dad, you will be forever missed!â&#x20AC;? To send a condolence to the family please visit www.yatesfuneral.ca YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (.877.264.3848) in care of arrangements.

LECHNER, Edwin (Ed) Jan 21, 1943 - Feb 28, 2014 Died suddenly at home with his boots on. A popular horseman,mechanic, sportsman, and friend to everyone he met.Ed was predeceased by his father George, mother Susan, brother George, and his ex wife Carol. He is survived by his wife Bonnie Taylor, his daughters Cheri Cooper & Tracy Lechner as well as his 4 grandchildren Natasha Cooper, Chelsea Cooper, Chantelle Campbell, and Cole Campbell. The family invites friends to a celebration of his life to be held at the farm on April 27th from noon til 4:00PM.

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

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MALTESE PUPS, vet checked, 1st shots. $500. Call (778)421-0668, Pt. Alberni.

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

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HANDYPERSONS HAPPY HANDYMAN Services - No Job too Small! Junk removal, carpentry, gardening, landscaping and more. Small moves. Also, I pickup & deliver miscellaneous items. Call (250)667-1382. 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.

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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 player” 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 resumé 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

FREE QUOTES: Same Day Rubbish, Yard Waste, Recyling, Donating. 250-668-6851. JUNK TO THE DUMP. Jobs Big or small, I haul it all! I recycle & donate to local charities. Sean (250)741-1159 or (250)667-1382.

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

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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

FREE LAWN SWING, with no canopy. You pick up. Please call (250)751-8213.

FRIENDLY FRANK AS NEW plush area rugs, 48”x72”, all 3, $99. Call (250)729-7335. BLACK & DECKER grass hog weed eater, rechargeable battery pack as new, $30. (250)758-9447.

MOVING SALE. 4330 Martin Place - Uplands and Glencraig. Friday Apr 18 and Saturday Apr 19. 7:30 - 3:00 MULTI FAMILY GARAGE SALE: 413 & 415 Lambert Avenue. Household Items, Kids Clothes & Items, Sports Equipment,Tools and MORE... April 19th, 2014 - 9am to 3pm

NANAIMO GARAGE SALE 5431 Alta Vista Dr- (off Lost Lake Rd). Fri, Apr 18th, 12pm-3pm, Sat, 19th, 9am-1pm. Dutch antique wall clock, puzzles, nails, new table saw, QUALITY CEDAR PATIO PLANTERS, PRIVACY SCREENS, wishing wells, nesting boxes. PIPER’S LAGOON 3685 Lagoon Rd. (off Hammond Bay), Sat. April 19, 8am. Collectors. SOUTH NANAIMO- Moving Sale, Everything Must Go! 629 Stirling Ave, Saturday, April 19, 10-2pm.

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

CANOPY FOR Import truck, $85. Call (250)722-3777.

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper?

GROLIER BOOKS of Knowledge; Lands and People and Science + book stand, $50 obo. (250)390-2057.

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

HUMIDIFIER, COOL moisture, 2 gal output, up to 500 sq.ft. as new, $40. (250)756-0645. SUN-MAR 200 Garden Composter – like new; $99. cash; sells for $329 (250)208-2031.

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

FURNITURE 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).

GARAGE SALES N.NANAIMO: 5758 Malibu Terrace. Sat Apr 19 8 am noon. Tools! Big Aluminum. ladder, red tool chest, much more Lots of great stuff! DEPARTURE BAY: 2830 Staffordshire Ter., Apr. 19, 8noon. Moving; all must go!

JETUL 2 door gas fire in perfect cond. Best offer gets. Call (250)751-1688. LOVESEAT SOFA bed, double bed w/headboard, twin bed w/maple headboard, 3-seater sofa, recliner, 2 bedside lamps. Must go, no reasonable offer refused! (250)758-1953. MOVING MUST SELL: entrance table & mirror, roof carrier, sewing machine, storage cabinet, chess set, room divider/screen & 2 tables. Cerosun heater, collector plates and Phantom print. See website: www.greatstuffandmore.com (250)248-4393. MT. ARROWSMITH golf membership for sale. Annual green fees paid for by the corporate passes. Contact for more info. 250-248-2210 or 250-240-0007. Power Chair, new batteries, asking $1200. (250)746-8428

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED LOOKING FOR Electric Trains & tracks, switches, & transformers. Call (250)724-2717

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

HAREWOOD AREA. Saturday, April 19, 8am-2:30pm. Some furniture, antique singer sewing machine & dresser; tools, lots of misc. 1007 Bramblewood Lane

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

LANTZVILLE: SAT & SUN, April 12, 13, 19 & 20. 10am4pm. 6820 Harwood Dr.

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FOR SALE BY OWNER

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

FOR SALE BY ORIGINAL OWNER A rare find in North Nanaimo V. I. this 2003 home has 2 B/R & 2 baths 1300 sq ft w/dble garage. Quality built patio retirement home with strata park, 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.

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

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

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.

FOR SALE BY OWNER

$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 utilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

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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.

1392 sq. FT HOME: in 55 + park. Newly renovated inside & out! 2 B/R + family room, 2 baths, 5 appl. Workshop & fruit trees. Close to Nanaimo Regional Hospital. 2501 Labieux Road Unit 40. 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.

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

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. SPROAT LAKE; Newly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d 3 bdrm+den mobile home, private beach & boat slip. Lrg deck & fenced yard. Must Sell! $89,900, 1st reasonable offer. Call 1-250-735-0649 .

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

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.

HOUSES FOR SALE

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.

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.

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.

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

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WHEELCHAIR-FRIENDLY, 3 BDRM. FAMILY HOME Meticulously maintained, oneowner home, close to schools, VIU,Aquatic Centre, Ice Rink. Fully fenced backyard, lowmaintenance garden, 2 patios, garage. Professionally renovated last year for wheelchair accessibility, but a perfect home for any family. $289,900. 250-619-1928 or YourCastleAwaits@gmail.com

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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

UNIVERSITY AREA- Large 2 bdrm. Yard, clean, quiet, bright, no laundry. NS/NP. Avail May 1. $750/mo. Call 250-755-9196.

REDUCED SPRING pricing. Beachfront Avorado RV Resort. New sites for sale $49,500. Co-op Resort w/Lifetime Ownership! Call (250)228-3586 or online at: www.avorado.com

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

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

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

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO COOMBS 3 BDRM updated clean 14 wide mobile in pet friendly family park. Must sell !! $39,900. Call 250-937-1760.

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1681 BOUNDARY AVE Manager 250-618-4510 UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT $600 & UP Large 2 BR. Suites Close to Hospital and bus, elevator, wheelchair accessible. Special incentives for seniors. Free Storage (depends on availability) CALL TODAY AND START PACKING!

UPPER LANTZVILLE- Very clean newly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d 1 bdrm detached apartment. F/S, W/D, NS/NP, $650. Available now. Call 250-716-6797.

TRANSPORTATION AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS

1999 Adventurer: 8 ft Camper, fits short box. Roof rack, fantastic fan. + bathroom. $6500. Must see! 250-8025075. Unit #40-2501, Labieux Rd, Nanaimo.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES 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. 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. LANTZVILLE 2-BEDROOM Secluded 55+ Triplex. 4 applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, covered parking, storage. N/S, N/P. $750. + utils. Call (250)390-2224.

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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RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR RENT

QUARTERWAY AREA- clean SxS - 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, 4 appls, hardwood flrs, near golf course & schools. sundeck, fenced yard, storage. NS/NP. Refs reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. $1100./mo. Avail now or May 1. 250-758-9548.

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

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DOWNTOWN: Large 1bdrm. Available Immed. N/P Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Also avail. Bachelor apt. Call (250)729-1997.

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DOWNTOWN NANAIMO- 1 bdrm furnished, city/ocean view, quiet bldg. NS/NP. Refs. (250)753-1930. Meicor Properties Chemainus: Lockwood Villa. Well kept bldg, 1 bdrm $625 incl heat & hot water, available now. N/S, 1 small pet welcome. 250-246-1033. www.meicorproperties.com

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Fishing, hiking, hunting, quadding, snowmobiling or just relaxation. Great access within 3 hours of the lower mainland, 40 km from Princeton and steps to Osprey Lake. 2 years new this 3 bedroom, 2 bath open concept chalet has it all & more. Includes a guest cabin with a bedroom, living/sitting area, kitchen & bathroom. New detached garage for storing the toys. Call Adrienne (Royal Lepage Parkside Realty) at 250-809-6322 for a private viewing.

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Meicor Properties Ladysmith: 1 bdrm $700/mo. Avail April 15th. Incl. heat & hot water, small pets OK. 250-924-6966. www.meicorproperties.com 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. 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.

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4861 Loganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Run - North Nanaimo-Hammond Bay Area â&#x20AC;˘ Custom Level Entry with finished walk out lower level, in law suite possible â&#x20AC;˘ Gourmet Kitchen with Island, 2493 sq. ft. â&#x20AC;˘ 4 Bed, 3 Baths with Skylights, 2 Fireplaces â&#x20AC;˘ Extra large deck, backs onto dedicated Walley Creek Green Space â&#x20AC;˘ Grand Piano sized Music Room & Rec room. Call 1-250-752-2104

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Sites available at Great Rates. Daily, weekly, monthly. Pool, Hot tub, exercise room, laundry, putting green, hiking, fishing, Pickle Ball Court. Free coffee in one of the best clubhouses on the island. Nanaimo area. www.resortonthelake.com 250-754-1975 or admin@resortonthelake.com

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. 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s working person or student. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 inclâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. $900. NS/NP, refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Close to Rutherford school, & bus route. 250-729-0313. UNIVERSITY AREA: large 1bdrm, newly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Near bus, shopping, schools, sep entry. $800 hydro incl. N/P, N/S.(250)753-6273 / 797-2671

2004 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREGV8, All-wheel drive Volkswagen Touareg, leather interior, auto transmission, VW trailer package for towing, newer brakes & tire sensors, extremely well maintained clean vehicle, amazing safe ride in all conditions, heated seats, censored wipers, air, amazing sound system, plus many more extras. Locally purchased and serviced. $11,900. Call John 250816-7368.

33â&#x20AC;&#x2122; CONVERTED Trawler with 6 cylinder Isuzu diesel engine with 2100 hours. Ready to fish or cruise. Good electronics, Survey valued at $25,000. Sell for $7,500. Call Jim at (778)421-1310 or Ted at (250)723-8089, Pt. Alberni. For more info or viewing.

TRUCKS & VANS

1999 DODGE Pickup- 6 new tires, front end joints replaced, Cummins diesel engine. 250758-8930, 604-815-9075. 2012 CHEV SILVERADO. 1500 4x4 truck. V8 engine, approx 60,000 km. $50 grand. Call (250)741-1431.

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SMALL 2 bedroom, 1 bath , clean house for rent. 213 Finlayson. Very cute. Just repainted. Water views. No laundry. $750 per month. Utilities Extra. Available for June 1st.. Call Kirk at 403-585-9398. Email. kbeggs62@telus.net

2007 FREESTAR SEL LX, 118,225 km, Loaded, 6 Disc CD/DVD/AM/FM, Leather, all elect. Trailer hitch. $11,500. 250-715-0875

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There’s something special about opening day at the ballpark. The Nanaimo Hub City Paving Pirates and their fans are hoping that will be the case again this Saturday (April 19), as the team hosts its first action of the spring with a doubleheader against the Victoria Eagles at Serauxmen Stadium. “We’ve had some really good home openers in the past and had some exciting times at Serauxmen,” said Keith Radix, Pirates assistant coach. The Pirates have been thinking about these matchups with the Eagles for a long time. The two teams met in the BCPBL final last summer, and Nanaimo was one inning away from victory before Vic managed to snatch the championship. “You never forget the ones that hurt,” said Radix, and although the Pirates have a host of new players in 2014, there are some veterans who will be psyched to play on SatIt should urday. make for a “That’s buzz around obviously going to the ballpark. be a big game for us because we lost to them in the final four last year in the last game,” said Tristan Olsen, Pirates third basemen. Radix said the Pirates will look to their veterans to lead the way in those sorts of games.

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Nanaimo Pirates third baseman Tristan Olsen fields a grounder during practice earlier this month at Serauxmen Stadium. The B.C. Premier Baseball League team holds its home opener Saturday (April 19).

“Learn from losing and learn how to use it to motivate you to win,” said the assistant coach. It might be useful to look back, but at this time of year it’s even more important for the Pirates to look forward. After dropping their first two games of the season on Sunday against the Victoria Mariners, the Pirates recognize there are areas in which they need to be better. “Baseball’s a game where you’re continually looking to improve,” said Radix. “It gave us a good chance to get a couple of games under our belt and have a look at what we have to bring to the table and make the adjustments to keep moving forward, keep getting better.” The Pirates have seven or

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Timbermen juniors get up to speed It takes a little while to get the stick skills back at the start of lacrosse season, but the Nanaimo Timbermen have found their legs right away. The junior A lacrosse team has been hustling at practice as it prepares for the start of the season next week. “So far, so good,” said Ken Morrison, the team’s new head coach. “We look fast. We’ll be a fast team this year, I can see that.” Brad Dougan had to step down as coach due to work commitments, so Morrison was promoted from assistant coach and Todd Manns has been added as an assistant. Jon Nicholson, the team’s general manager, said coaches and management get along well and he foresees good chemistry there. “I think the players are going to be really happy with the coaching that they’re getting and I think they’re going to be able to take us to that next level,” Nicholson said. Brett Fleming, Timbermen veteran, said players have been making the most of their practice slots. He said coaches are emphasizing back-end play at this time of year. “Defence, that’s got to be our No. 1 priority,” he said. “We’ve acquired some players and our coaching is slightly different. I think we’re going to focus on that and be better for it.” Some aspects of the game plan are difficult to practise at the moment, as players are still away at school. See ‘JUNIORS’ /39

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Ken Morrison said the junior Timbermen will just start implementing their system and hope late-comers will be able to pick things up. He’s also stressing that this year’s team is “so much different” and senses that players want to put last year’s difficulties

firmly behind them. “I can tell already the jump in them,” he said. “They’re ready to go; they feel good about it.” The T-men played an exhibition game against the Victoria Shamrocks on Wednesday in Chemainus after press time. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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Diamonds sparkle at regional meet The Nanaimo Diamonds put forth a gem of a performance at regionals. The synchronized swim club’s provincial-stream teams placed first in every event this past weekend in Coquitlam. The Diamonds’ development team also placed first for its routine and masters rec teams had first- and second-place finishes.

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Hockey talent gets identified B.C. Hockey’s highperformance program chose some players it wants to keep an eye on, and that includes a couple of locals. Forwards Lester Rodriguez Alvarez and Will Norman were invited to play in the U16 B.C. Cup tournament starting today (April 17) in Salmon Arm. Rodriguez Alvarez will skate for the Avalanche team and Norman will play for the Penguins. B.C. Hockey coaches and scouts will select top players from the tournament and invite them to provincial camp later in the summer.

Pro wrestlers go at it again Vancouver Island Pro Wrestling will hold a card April 26 at Nanaimo’s Departure Bay Activity Centre. Tickets are $15 or $10 in advance at Popeye’s Supplements, the China Steps Emporium or by calling or texting VIPW at 250619-2216. The show starts at 8 p.m. For more info, search for Vancouver Island Pro Wrestling on Facebook.


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CDN. COLLEGE BASEBALL CONF.

786 triple. Thursday 55-plus - Paul Burchill, 728 triple. Thursday ladies - Mary Ellen Maltesen, 284 single. Thursday night - Todd Spracklin, 323 single. Thursday youth - Lauren Thompson, 319 single, 724 triple; Cheyenne Walker, 318 single, 754 triple. Friday 55-plus - Bernie Dupuis, 288 single, 703 triple; Mary Duval, 285 single, 691 triple.

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April 12-13 11-and-under - Gage Zanette, first, 400-metre freestyle; Michael Houghton, first, 50m breaststroke, first, 100m breast; Griffin Nielsen-Sendy, first, 200m backstroke. 14-15-year-old - Alayna Crane, first, 100m back, first, 400m free, first, 200m back; Maria de Leeuw, first, 200m breast, first, 50m breast, first, 200m free, first,

100m breast; Reid Della Rosa, first, 50m breast. 16-and-over - Mackenzie Crane, first, 100m free, first, 100m back, first, 100m fly, first, 200m back, first, 200m free, first, 200m individual medley; Damon Pedersen, first, 100m back, first, 400m free; Baylee Munro, first, 200m breast, first, 200m back, first, 200m free, first, 200m fly, first, 100m breast; Kara Wilson, first, 50m breast; Taylor SnowdenRichardson, first, 50m free.

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