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RE-STARTING RAIL SERVICE

Positive prediction Train could be arriving in Qualicum by May 2015 JOHN HARDING editor@pqbnews.com

The president of Southern Rail says passenger service will “absolutely” return to Parksville Qualicum Beach. “It’s going to happen — there will be train service north of Nanaimo,” Frank Butzelaar said this week. “There will be service as far as Courtenay, but what the schedule will look like, I don’t know.” When Joe Stanhope looks at the condition of the railway and trestle that crosses French Creek near his home, he says he has a difficult time believing $20 million is going to re-start rail service from Victoria to Courtenay. After he attended the Island Corridor Foundation’s behind-closed-doors annual general meeting last week and listened to a presentation by Butzelaar, Stanhope said he feels a little more confident it can be done. A little. “I’m not a railway guy,” Stanhope, the chairman of the Regional District of Nanaimo’s board of directors, told The NEWS on Tuesday. “He (Butzelaar) is carrying the ball and he figures he can do it for $20 million. But I think the infrastructure deficit is more than $20 million, even considering his presentation. I think $20 million won’t do it and that’s still my opinion.” The federal and provincial governments previously committed $7.5 million each to re-start the rail. Five regional districts on the Island have also committed a total of $5 million. The RDN’s commitment was contingent on passenger rail service — stopped three years ago due to unsafe track conditions — returning to at least its former levels, which included service to and from Parksville and Qualicum Beach. See REPLACING 110,000 TIES, page A7

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CONTROVERSIAL LAND PLANNING DECISION IN QUALICUM BEACH

Boundary bylaw moves forward LISSA ALEXANDER reporter@pqbnews.com

Qualicum Beach council heard impassioned speeches from the public Tuesday night at a hearing centred around changes to the town’s Growth Containment Boundary (GCB). About 30 people got up to speak in

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the packed room of about 200 at the civic centre, the majority against the idea of extending the boundary to meet the municipal boundary, although there were a fair number that spoke in favour of the change. The change requires a review of the Official Community Plan (OCP) to make a minor amendment to

the Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) and would eliminate the need to consult with the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) over land-use issues. After the public hearing, council passed third reading of a bylaw that would extend the GCB to meet the town boundary. See THURSDAY SPOTLIGHT, page A5

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Big decision hangs over all board business AUREN RUVINSKY writer@pqbnews.com

School District 69 trustees are so close to the biggest decision of their term, it’s complicating their usual business. Next Tuesday, April 29, the board will decide whether to accept staff recommendations to close four schools to help mitigate their growing operating deficit. The theme of the night at the regular board meeting Tuesday night was, as trustee Julie Austin summed up: “I can’t see going forward with these in light of the decisions that will be made next week.” She was speaking about the annual facility grant (AFG) application to the provincial government for almost a million dollars worth of building upgrades that aren’t included in the regular budget. The 17 listed projects included everything from $6,500 for security upgrades at Springwood Middle School to $275,000 for heat pump and boiler work at Bowser Elementary. None of the schools facing closure were on the list. Superintendent Rollie Koop said the projects are just proposed and can be adjusted through the year as they have done in the past. Trustee Ross Milligan said he was worried about “the optics of doing this before a decision is made.” Suggesting that getting the paperwork submitted in time was more important, trustee Eve Flynn called for a vote, which was defeated by a 3-2 vote. See CLOSURES, page A23

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STUNNING SUNSET: A beautiful sunset was captured in this photo taken by the visitors’ centre in Qualicum Beach last week.

RDN DISCUSSES NEW RECYCLING PROGRAM FOR B.C.

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Contention and confusion is growing over the province’s push to adjust B.C.’s recycling system. In a close vote at Tuesday night’s regular board meeting, RDN directors voted against a request put forward by The NEWS publisher Peter McCully asking for directors to support a delay in the implementation of the Multi Material British Columbia (MMBC) program slated to come down May 19. “The system that MMBC is developing is very costly and will impact jobs and growth in the province,” said McCully, who estimates the program will cost the newspaper industry alone $10 million per year. “The fundamental issue is that this is not good for B.C. residents.” According to MMBC managing director Alan Langdon, who spoke to directors at Tuesday’s meeting, the new system will shift the responsibility to pay for recycling printed paper and packaging (PPP) from local government to industry — however, director Bill Veenhof argued the financial onus will inevitably fall into the pockets of the consumer. Veenhof said he was “intensely uncomfort-

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COUNCIL INITIATIVE TO RENEW PARKSVILLE DOWNTOWN BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT AREA BYLAW Notice is hereby given that the Council of the City of Parksville will undertake a petition process in accordance with Section 212 and 213 of the Community Charter Act to renew the 2015 -2019 annual charge levied on properties within the Parksville Downtown Business Improvement Area. Property owners will receive notification by mail and, if in opposition to the proposed annual charge, must respond to the petition by 4 pm on Monday, June 2, 2014. Parksville downtown business improvement boundaries are:

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Parksville Qualicum Beach residents are raising funds this Saturday to fund trips like the recent one they did to build a house in the Dominican Republic. Above, sifting sand in the DR, are Austin Gibson, Cole Stanhope, Natasha Collins and Shaleigh Spence.

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Fresh off their own Hero Holiday to help build a house in the Dominican Republic, local participants will be selling fish compost to fundraise for other similar trips. They will be in the Wembley Mall parking lot this Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Contact Lil Rasa at 250-240-0091 or lrasa@sd69.bc.ca for a delivery. Rasa, a KSS teacher, said that after their life-changing spring break trip, some people are

already planning next year’s trip and some are even considering career changes. Rasa has helped local students, parents and school district employees fundraise to participate in Hero Holidays to the Dominican Republic and Mexico for the last 10 years and she’s been on three herself. “Hero Holidays are humanitarian trips facilitated by a Canadian organization called Live Different,” she said, adding that she is trying to get the name changed “because none of us feel like heroes.”


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THURSDAY SPOTLIGHT: People, places and issues of the Parksville/Qualicum Beach region PUBLIC HEARING ON BYLAW TO CHANGE GROWTH CONTAINMENT BOUNDARY IN QUALICUM BEACH

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Residents pack the civic centre to share thoughts at a public hearing regarding a change to the growth containment boundary, which would eliminate the need to get RDN approval on local land-use decisions

LISSA ALEXANDER reporter@pqbnews.com

The vote Tuesday night on third reading of this contentious bylaw was the same as it has been for the first two readings, and the same for many votes facing this council since it took office in 2011: Councillors Mary Brouilette, Bill Luchtmeijer and Dave Willie were in favour; Coun. Scott Tanner and Mayor Teunis Westbroek were opposed. Christina Brown was strongly opposed to the change and urged council to drop the issue. “This is a paradigm shift from our OCP, from our sustainability plan, from and all that work we did as a community,” she said. “It’s a huge shift, it’s not a minor amendment or a housekeeping issue, it’s a major (amendment) and I feel it will impact future generations, the whole town, all of us here, irreversibly.” Rusty Joerin said responsible investors should not be turned Are we not capable of making our own decisions away or else the about what goes on social and in our town? economic health of RUSTY JOERIN the town would suffer. He believes town affairs should be managed within the town. “Are we not capable of making our own decisions about what goes on in our town? Do we really need to pay for duplicated efforts and staff time?” he said. Peter Quily said he felt the town should slow down and take more time with the process. “If we get it through real quick that doesn’t say very much, but if it’s properly done and you happen to be re-elected all of you, what have you lost?” Kevin Monahan said there has been virtually no dialogue with residents on the issue, something echoed by many people at the hearing. “One public meeting was held on March 4; the meeting was poorly advertised and it did it not make clear to anyone the complexities of the proposal.” He said he thinks the consultations that have taken place do not meet the minimum requirements by law. After the hearing, Brouilette said she didin’t understand the comments about

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Peter Quily was one of the residents opposed to changing the Growth Containment Boundary to match the town’s municipal boundary. Quily spoke at a public hearing Tuesday night at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre.

not having had enough opportunity to discuss the change. “I’m at a loss to know what would be another method that would be in the municipal guidelines,” she said. “I know Kevin would like to have more of a debate but we don’t set the rules at this table.” At a previous meeting, Luke Sales, the town’s director of planning, said the OCP review currently underway does meet provincial law requirements, and it is council that defines what the OCP review looks like. Futhermore, a letter from the town’s attorney which was distributed at the meeting said the town could move forward with a policy that would give the Pheasant Glen proposal the green light (the catalyst for the current process) without having to go through the current process of amending the town’s regional context statement. The letter was in response to a request from council to ascertain what implications the recent ruling by the B.C. Supreme Court and the Township of Langley, has on the town’s current process. Lance Nater said that at the end of the attorney’s letter however, it is stated that there was another municipality that was undergoing a similar process. It was aware of the court decision and decided

to refer its OCP amendment until Metro Vancouver’s appeal is complete, he said. “It seems perfectly logical to me given what you’ve heard tonight that council would take a step back and make sure that everything is done accordingly and not open itself up to being challenged in courts.” Wendy Maurer, a former councillor and the town’s 2013 Citizen of the Year, said she trusts council and future councils to follow guidelines and hold public consultation meetings on future developments and was in favour of the change. “I don’t see any purpose in delaying the decision on this question, it’s a sensitive question and you’re not going to make all of us happy.” Following the hearing, Luchtmeijer moved to give third reading to the bylaw and send notification to the RDN, requesting the GCB be amended. He said any future development applications will still have to go through town approval processes. Willie agreed and said, as a representative on the Regional District of Nanaimo’s board, he doesn’t approve land-use decisions in Nanaimo because its GCB already matches its municipal boundary. “All we’re simply saying is in Nanaimo they don’t have to ask us for any

changes outside the Urban Containment Boundary and inside their town boundaries. Parksville doesn’t. Lantzville doesn’t. But in Qualicum Beach we do and it’s fundamentally wrong.” Coun. Tanner challenged the statement and said the GCB in Parksville doesn’t match its town boundary and neither does Lantzville’s. Municipal officials in both Parksville and Lanztville told The NEWS their growth containment boundaries do match their municipal boundaries, with the exception of lands in the Agricultural Land Reserve (in Parksville, they are known as the Ermineskin lands and the Shelley Farm lands). Tanner said the elephant in the room sits with three councillors and future development proposals. “If this is passed there is an opportunity for three of five councillor to approve any kind of development that they choose to that lies within the town boundary,” he said. Mayor Teunis Westbroek echoed some of Tanner’s feelings, adding that the GCB was put in place in 1995 to control rapid growth in the region. “I think this is something going back in time,” he said. “It seems like after one generation we have to learn all over again.”

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Butzelaar said his company — which operates the rail line owned by the ICF — will use the $20 million to replace 110,000 ties and do bridge repairs. Butzelaar said work to get the line up to safety standards will take nine-12 months, will start in Victoria and passenger service will re-start once the improvements are done as far as Nanaimo. Butzelaar said the $20 million in upgrades “will sustain passenger rail for a minimum of 10 years.” He also said he’s confident the RDN will contribute the roughly $900,000 it promised. “I don’t see anything that could put the RDN’s funding in jeopardy.” Butzelaar also repeated what ICF officials declared earlier this month that Southern Rail and VIA Rail have reached a tentative agreement to re-start passenger service, an assertion VIA has not confirmed. “It (the agreement) has to be passed by my board, the VIA board and the ICF board too,” he said. “There are a lot of hurdles to still go over, so that’s why we are calling it a tentative agreement.” While Butzelaar would not provide a time frame on when work on the track would start or

finish, Stanhope said Butzelaar suggested at the ICF AGM that rail and bridge work to Qualicum Beach would be done by May of 2015. “There’s no question they (Southern Rail) figure they are here to stay,” said Stanhope. “It all depends, of course, whether they get the money ($20 million). They sounded pretty confident they are going to get it.” Stanhope said he doesn’t understand why the ICF’s AGM last week was closed to the public and the media. He said there were only three items on the agenda: Butzelaar’s presentation, the confirmation of new board members and a presentation of the foundation’s financial reports. “I don’t know why attendance was restricted because there was nothing there,” said Stanhope. “The agenda was small.” The ICF issued a news release about the AGM on Tuesday. There were no details about funding or schedules for work on the rail or passenger service. “The perseverance of our board and the commitment of our supporters will result in continued success as we finalize agreements,” said Judith Sayers, co-chair of ICF.

Public can help build labyrinth LISSA ALEXANDER reporter@pqbnews.com

Down a long rural road in Coombs, past a small bubbling creek and a blueberry farm, there lies an ancient, winding pathway that is therapeutic for both horses and people. An Equine Labyrinth is currently being completed at a facility that does healing work with horses. The pathway will consist of 7,000 stones that will be big enough for two horses to be walked or ridden through. The project was the brainchild of certified labyrinth facilitator Holly Carnegie Letcher,

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his is the second of two columns addressing what I see as the greatest threat to the B.C. environment in our lifetime. The Alberta oil industry’s Northern Gateway plan is to export bitumen to Asia via tankers from the B.C. coast. Under no circumstances should we allow that to happen. A bitumen spill at sea could destroy our coastline, together with the fish and wildlife that depend on it, for hundreds of years. My first column (in Tuesday’s edition of The NEWS) discussed the light oil spill by the Exxon Valdez and the terrible toll it took on the Alaskan habitat and fishery. It also gave proof that a bitumen spill would be far worse. A bitumen spill would be almost completely unrecoverable because it would sink and stay on the bottom of our seabed. The solution that is best for Canada is to build a refinery in Kitimat. I am promoting and backing this solution. It will convert the bitumen to very light fuels that would float and evaporate if ever spilled. There are other enormous benefits: • There will be a major reduction in greenhouse gases. We will use new cutting-edge Canadian technology in our refinery. It will be so clean that in combination with oilsands extraction there will be less CO2 than in the huge conventional

oilfields and refineries of sands of other jobs created Iraq and Nigeria. In other in spin-off local petrochemwords, the Kitimat refin- ical companies and in indiery will neutralize the extra rect employment throughgreenhouse gases generated out the province. in Canada’s oilsands. This • The Canadian and prorefinery will be built in Asia vincial governments, local if not in Kitimat, and if so it regional districts and muwill emit double the CO2 of nicipalities, and many First our new design. This is the Nations, will share in bilreason that Andrew Weaver lions of new tax dollars each of the B.C. Green Party is in year. favour of a Canadian refinUnfortunately, our Caery. nadian oil companies are • An Asian not interested refinery will in building a also generate new major re100 train cars a finery. They are day of very dirty By David Black focused on excoke (much traction, which fouler than BC is more profitcoal) which will able than refinbe subsequenting. One of them ly burnt in the challenged me atmosphere to to spearhead the create power. refinery myself, The Kitimat reso I am doing finery will not that. We have result in the production of a solid business plan and any coke. As we all live on as a consequence, Chinese one planet, it is far better for banks and other instituthe global environment to tions are prepared to lend us build this refinery in Cana- most of the funds required da. to build the greenest and • Construction of the re- most efficient refinery in finery will create 6,000 jobs the world. We are currently in B.C. for five years. Opera- moving ahead with engitions at the refinery will re- neering design and environsult in more permanent jobs mental work. than any project has ever We will also build a safe created in B.C. with approx- pipeline from Alberta to the imately 3,000 direct jobs. refinery, with the active parThese will be highly-paid, ticipation of First Nations. permanent jobs. These jobs Modern pipelines can be will be available for the life built and operated safely. of the refinery which should Leak data is available for evbe in excess of 50 years. In eryone to see on Canadian addition, there will be thou- and U.S. government web-

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sites and it proves recently constructed pipelines are not leaking. Furthermore, some of the best pipelining companies in the world are based in Canada. In addition, we will build a fleet of new tankers, powered by LNG rather than Bunker C oil, to transport the refined products to Asia. This way we know the tankers will be state-of-theart and as safe as possible. The fleet will be owned by a company based in B.C. so it cannot shirk its legal liability if there ever is a spill at sea. Let me be up front about my biases. I am for creating thousands of good permanent jobs in B.C. I am for creating billions of new tax dollars for government coffers. I am for reducing the planet’s greenhouse gas emissions. I am for building an oil pipeline that will never leak. I am for building a modern tanker fleet that carries only refined fuels that float and evaporate if spilled. I am against shipping bitumen in tankers. If you agree that we should not put bitumen in tankers, please contact your local MP and say so. The Canadian government makes a decision on Northern Gateway next month. David Black is the majority owner of Black Press, the company that owns The Parksville Qualicum Beach News. E-mail: black@kitimatclean.ca.

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Emergency Preparedness Week May 4-10, 2014 72 hours... is your family prepared? The Town of Qualicum Beach, in conjunction with the Regional District of Nanaimo and the City of Parksville, will be hosting an Open House on Emergency Preparedness from 9am-3pm on Friday May 9th at Qualicum Beach Town Hall. See how the Emergency Operations Centre would be set up, meet members of the Emergency Communications and Support Services Teams, and ask the Emergency Program Coordinator any questions you may have on preparing your family’s emergency plan and kit. EP week is a national awareness initiative that encourages Canadians to take three simple steps to become better prepared to face a range of emergencies: • Know the risks • Make a plan • Get an Emergency kit The Town of Qualicum Beach will be posting EP tips on its website and Facebook, and sharing these with resident groups. Visit www.getprepared.ca for more information.

Town Office Summer Hours of Operation Beginning Tuesday, May 20th to Friday, August 29th  Town Office hours of operation will be 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays.

Fire & Ice Street Festival Saturday, May 3rd marks the return of Fire & Ice!   This special event will fill the streets of uptown Qualicum Beach with more food and entertainment choices than ever before. Experience new “hot” and “ice” food options and local musicians while checking out the amazing ice carvings. For more information visit: www.fireandicestreetfestival.com

Secondary and Garden Suites Secondary Suites Bylaw amended to encourage a mix of housing options in our community.

“Town of Qualicum Beach Land Use and Subdivision Bylaw No. 580, 1999” was amended March 17, 2014 to: 1. Increase the maximum size of Garden Suites and Carriage Homes to 90m²; 2. Eliminate the owner-occupancy requirement of all types of suites; 3. Allow for Garden Suites on non- ALR properties (over 1000m²) in zones A1, A3, RR1, R1, and R14, provided that it meets the definition of a “Garden Suite” below, provides one extra parking stall, and meets all requirements of the BC Building Code,  and 4. Provide exemption of Development Cost Charges (DCC’s) for Suites with in the Village Neighbourhood.   All existing and new Carriage Houses, Secondary and Garden Suites require a building permit, and are subject to compliance with all relevant Bylaws, Regulations, and Acts. Homeowners of illegal Carriage Houses, Secondary and Garden Suites will be directed to either have their suite inspected by the Town or removed.  Non-compliance will result in a notice being placed on title, daily fines and or legal action. More general information about Carriage Homes, Secondary and Garden Suites can also be found on the Town’s website www.qualicumbeach.com and the CMHC website www.cmhc.ca

The Town of Qualicum Beach celebrates our  youth on Thursday, May 1st at the Town Hall Square from 11:15 am–noon. National Youth Appreciation Week is May 1-7, 2014. For more info call Town Hall 250.752.6921.

Update on economic development and attraction initiatives

What is the Town doing to attract young families, mobile professionals, and lifestyle entrepreneurs? The answer is a lot. And you can help. Since 2011, Qualicum Beach has accelerated investment in its economic development and attraction initiatives specifically through: ✓ Infrastructure improvements and planning wisely: Airport upgrades, state of the art water treatment systems, electric vehicle charging stations, storm water management; and award-winning Neighbourhood Village Plan, and Waterfront Master Planning process. ✓ Community development projects: Youth, Family, Retention and Attraction Strategy; Making Culture Count! Cultural Plan; Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association Destination Branding; and Oceanside Initiatives.

✓ Assets & resources expansion: • Launching the Qualicum Beach Digital Media Studio; • Supporting the Chamber of Commerce and Qualicum Beach Downtown Business Association activities; • Generating marketing materials and furthering promotion efforts • Creating the Welcome Portal website (soon to be live) and related content highlighting assets (e.g. videos); • Establishing a grassroots Community Ambassadors program; and • Supporting large-scale special events, and our expanding Farmers’ Market.

Our attraction efforts primarily target external audiences, however, with the implementation of these

initiatives now in progress, an important audience that can assist in promoting this work is our local and regional stakeholders — residents like you.

Help us promote the community and welcome new residents to our Town: Become a Community Ambassador by volunteering at the Town’s community table at the Farmer’s Market, at the Visitor’s Centre or at special events. Qualicum Beach is a vibrant community and the list of attractive features is long. Encouraging positive discussion, countering outdated labels, and sharing what you love about our community with people you meet, your friends and family are great ways to promote Qualicum Beach! For more info on being a Community Ambassador, please call Patricia at 250-752-6921.

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Qualicum Beach is celebrated for the tremendous spirit, commitment, contribution and skill of its volunteers. The Award will be presented at the Town’s Annual Volunteer Appreciation Reception in July.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Any person actively engaged for at least one year in volunteer activities that have benefited the community of Qualicum Beach is eligible for nomination. He or she may be someone who has demonstrated an extraordinary good character, leadership, selflessness and integrity. Applications and copies of the policy are available on the Town’s website at www.qualicumbeach.com or may be picked up in person at the Town Office at 201-660 Primrose Street. APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4:00 pm, Friday, June 6, 2014 TOWN OF QUALICUM BEACH, #201 - 660 PRIMROSE STREET PO BOX 130, QUALICUM BEACH, BC 250.752.6921 • www.qualicumbeach.com

Can we find you in an emergency? A visible address could save your life!

In an emergency, police, fire and rescue workers depend on HOUSE NUMBERS to find you as quickly as possible. Finding your home - especially at night - can be challenging if house numbers are unreadable, hidden, unlit or have missing numbers and may delay emergency responders from getting to you as quickly as possible.  The Qualicum Beach Fire Department will be out in the community throughout the spring and summer months checking for visible home addresses, and will be visiting homes where numbers are not clearly marked.  PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR RESIDENTIAL NUMBERS ARE CLEARLY VISIBLE, and are not hidden by hanging baskets or Christmas lights.

Mark your calendar! May 3 Fire & Ice Street Festival May 5 Regular Council Meeting May 9 Emergency Services Open House Fire Hall May 12 Regular Council Meeting May 24 Qualicum Foods Fireworks May 25 Family Day


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e’re still not convinced locals will be able to hop on a train and head to Victoria any time soon. In a story on our front page today, Southern Rail president Frank Butzelaar talks about the return of passenger service to Parksville Qualicum Beach, but details are scarce. He also talks about how the work on the track will start in Victoria, work its way north and when the work is complete to Nanaimo, the train will roll again between those two cities. When we pressed him on service to and from Parksville and Qualicum Beach, Butzelaar had no details or timelines or schedules. On one hand, he boldly stated passenger rail service up to Courtenay will “absolutely” happen. On the other hand, he told us service to Qualicum Beach and Parksville will be based on demand. We’re not sure what that means. We suspect the entire focus of the Island Corridor Foundation and its operator Southern Rail has been centred on the Victoria to Nanaimo portion of the line. It would be nice if the ICF would be honest about this, but we can’t expect transparency from a non-profit society that closes its annual general meeting to the public and media. The Regional District of Nanaimo’s board of directors should not release one penny of the roughly $900,000 it has pledged to the ICF until it gets start dates and schedules related to passenger rail service to and from Parksville and Qualicum Beach. • Those who sit in the RDN offices in Nanaimo can blame the herring all they like — we suspect, like many others who have called us this week, the smell around French Creek this week has nothing to do with fish. More than a week ago, the RDN issued a news release about the rancid smell around French Creek. Staff said it was related to the natural cycle of the herring spawn — eggs washing up and rotting on shore. That may have been true a week or two ago, but it’s not the case this week. Locals know the difference between the smell of herring eggs and sewage. The rancid, gag-inducing odour this week must be related to sewage. In fact, there are many weeks during the year the beautiful area around the creek and the marina smells downright awful. It’s time the RDN addressed this in a realistic and forthright manner. — Editorial by John Harding

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Letters THANKS FOR FOREIGN WORKER STORIES

On behalf of my wife Christina and I, we would like to say thank-you to editor John Harding for both his article and editorial on the Temporary Foreign Workers Program in the April 17 edition of The NEWS. Harding has a journalistic handle on the community that he lives in. Our greatest worry was that the race card would have been perceived and Harding’s story and editorial showed it was not about race but it was about the fair treatment of people and their rights. Harding’s professionalism that is reflected in all of his articles stood out once again in this one. He was fair and knowledgeable with the facts of the issues and all parties involved. Once again, thank you from both of us. ROBERT MORROW Parksville

BETTER BREATHERS HELPING PEOPLE

I would like to acknowledge The NEWS for your coverage of the recent Qualicum Beach Better Breathers meeting. The folks who come together for these meetings gain information and enjoy friendship that help them to enjoy the best possible health and quality of life. A number of people first attended Better Breathers at the April 17 meeting as they learned of it through easily-noticed coverage in your newspaper. We are hopeful these people will return for future monthly meetings and want to thank The NEWS for helping as we all work together for better

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“It’s going to happen — there will be train service north of Nanaimo...” FRANK BUTZELAAR see story page A1

breathing for all. DIANE GILLIS, VANCOUVER ISLAND BETTER BREATHERS COORDINATOR, B.C. LUNG ASSOCIATION Vancouver

RAIL CORRIDOR TOO VALUABLE FOR TRAILS

The arguments pro and con re: use of the ICF corridor continue, but to suggest that a walking trail is the best use is unadulterated crap. But so is an amusement type of rail service between two random points. In my 43 years in the transport infrastructure industry, I was never able to win a case against the railways, who in most cases are senior to road-rail crossings in Canada. That said, the corridor’s future value is so high that ownership and right of usage cannot be economically justified to pass to low value user. Consider what is possible and why. In a domain where land is king, a continuous corridor such as ICF is an absolutely priceless property because of its potential multiple uses if planned specifically for emergency and strategic usage/needs. That may be a water and food supply, transmission of precious commodities and even as a guided ground transport mode. Then too it may be conditionally available for hikers and walkers but not as exclusive usage. That is what such a corridor is capable of being and more. The corridor owners will never surrender ownership at a cost that walkers and hikers as users can afford to pay just to maintain it, so why even try? This is not a gifting proposition, because of its innate value which to this date has never been ad-

dressed. Consider that a 12-inch pipeline costs about $1 million per mile to build and that suddenly changes the equation and your perception of the future potential for this corridor. Lastly, a hiking trail can be built almost anywhere at a fraction of what the corridor is valued. If the communities wants longterm guardianship they should know it’s real worth and act to give it added value. ALEXANDER KOBELAK Parksville

BIG TIDES DISRUPT MOORING BUOYS

Have any of the Qualicum Beach town council members had or used a mooring buoy in our tidal zones? A tidal range of up to five metres means that the buoy must be placed a considerable distance from the high water level. Assume a pleasure craft ties up to the buoy at high tide and comes to shore in their dinghy. As the party is in the downtown village, the tide is going out leaving an exposed tidal flat a minimum of 100 metres from high water mark to the water. The only way back to the vessel is to drag the dinghy to a place where there’s enough water to float it. If the the vessel moors at low tide, the opposite will be true. Other considerations — “jurisdictional and legal issues” — are minor, compared to the effect of the tides. If the town wants to attract “marine tourism,” study the feasibility of building a full service marina.

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SCOTT FRASER, MLA Alberni-Pacific Rim

MICHELLE STILWELL, MLA

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Parksville Qualicum 250-248-2625 e-mail michelle. stilwell.mla@leg. bc.ca

FEDERAL:

QUALICUM:

JAMES LUNNEY, MP Nanaimo-Alberni

TEUNIS WESTBROEK Mayor, Town of Qualicum Beach

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

PARKSVILLE: RDN:

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

We asked:

Ian Lindsay

Government Contacts

WARREN BAILEY Qualicum Beach

VIEWS IN THE NEWS

Frank Fairley

ALMANAC

CHRIS BURGER Mayor, City of Parksville

What do you think about the new MMBC recycling system which will shift costs from tax payers to industry?

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

Rules to write by It sounds like a good idea in theory.

BARBARA BAYNTON

Spruce Grove, AB

I think it is fair that businesses pay for their recycling.

I find our recycling program is good the way it is.

BEV MCLEOD

BECKY FINLAY

Parksville

Coombs

I see why they’re doing it but there’s a cost factor that will get passed down to the consumer.

CODY SALTER Parksville

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OPINION

Immigration lawyer explains programs

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read   editor John Harding’s April 17 editorial (Filipinos Welcome) with a combination of delight and

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relief. Having practiced immigration law for nearly 25 years, it has been my observation that our foreign worker program is largely misunderstood and, sadly, the foreign workers take the brunt of our wrath when issues such as the current concerns about foreign workers at McDonald’s are raised.  In reality, the Filipinos working at McDonald’s may very likely not have come through the foreign worker program and may not even be temporary workers but actual permanent residents or citizens of Canada. When reference is made to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), this is generally describing the process of bringing workers to Canada by way of an employer obtaining a Labour Market Opinion (LMO) from Service Canada. Service Canada is essentially Canada’s own human resources department and it is their mandate to ensure that Canadians have first crack at jobs in Canada. Service Canada will only issue an LMO to an employer who has made an application and demonstrated that they have made the necessary recruitment efforts to hire local Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Currently, the necessary

period of advertising is for a rate branch offices under minimum of four weeks in a the Inter-company transminimum of three different feree category. In addition, sources. For lower-skilled we have work permit opworkers such as food count- tions within our Immigrant er attendants and kitchen program. Persons who are helpers, the married to Caadvertising renadians and quirements are are sponsored more stringent for permanent than this. Once By Catherine Sas residence from Service Canada within Canada reviews the emare eligible for ployer’s appliopen work percation, which mits. includes proof Ca na d a’s of the adverL i ve - i n - Ca retising, an LMO giver program is will be issued also part of Canonly when the officer is sat- ada’s economic immigration isfied there were no suitable stream that allows individuCanadian applicants. al employers to bring forIt is with the LMO that an eign workers to live in  their individual applies for a work home and provide care for permit to come to Canada. children and elderly famiThis application for a work ly members. There are few permit must be made over- such workers in Canada and seas and cannot initially be this program is in high demade from within Canada. mand. Live-in-Caregivers, It is not a who come process that As a professional woman, I to Canada e m p l o y - have had the good fortune on initial ers turn to work perto have had several lightly as it mits under Filipino nannies help me is expensive the TFWP in raising my children CATHERINE SAS and time program, consuming.   are eligible However, to apply for there are many other ways permanent residence after that people may be work- two years of employment. ing in Canada and the LMO Once their application is process is only one facet of approved in principle, they the TFWP. Canada is party are also eligible for open to several bi-lateral trade work permits. Given the agreements which allow for lengthy processing times of the exchange of youth be- the permanent residence tween member nations. We application process, inalso allow for the exchange dividuals may remain on of   workers between corpo- open work permits for many

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years. The greatest number of Live-In-Caregivers to Canada come from the Philippines. These people settle permanently in Canada with their families and make Canada their home. As a professional woman, I have had the good fortune to have had several Filipino nannies help me in raising my children. Many of these women are considered to be extended family members by my family. They have embraced Canada and raised their children and grandchildren here. So it was with relief that I read Harding’s editorial that recognizes their contribution to our communities. As an immigration lawyer, I can also anticipate that many of the workers at the McDonald’s may not even be temporary foreign workers but actual immigrants. Service Canada’s policy of requiring Canadian employers to place jobs with “Canadians first” is a good one. There have been many recent changes to enhance the TFW program and ensure that this policy is fulfilled. However, in the current situation in our community, the individuals involved may already be “Canadians”. Parksville resident Catherine Sas, QC, is a partner in the immigration group of Miller Thomson LLP. She is a past chair of both the B.C. Immigration Law section and National Immigration Law section of the Canadian Bar Association. E-mail: casas@shaw.ca

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DEMOCRACY IS A PROCESS For the current majority on Qualicum Beach’s town council to frame an information meeting of 40 people as a review of the Official Community Plan is disingenuous.  I understand it may fulfill the letter of the law. However, it violates the spirit.  It also negates the hard work invested in the OCP by staff, hundreds of residents over weeks of workshops

as well as the cost of the outside professional facilitators which ran into the many thousands of dollars.   Why did we invest all that time, energy, expertise and tax-dollars for an OCP the current council majority disregards? I am grateful to the volunteers of the Qualicum Beach Residents’ Association who invest numerous hours and generously share their expertise to alert us to the significant and costly implications of what is being presented as “minor house-keeping” boundary

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changes. This should have been done by council.  Given our OCP is an issue for the current council majority, negating it should have been an election issue. It wasn’t. Democracy is a process. It involves full disclosure, transparency and accountability between as well as during elections. Unfortunately, this is increasingly lacking at all levels of government, including our local one. Fortunately, we have the hard working volunteers of the QBRA. YVONNE ZAROWNY, Qualicum Beach

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New Golf family offers quality at the right price The new seventh generation VW the Golf and GTI and will come in at roughly the same price as the Golf arrives later this spring with last R, right around $40,000 but a 2015 model designation. fully loaded. I have already had a chance to drive three examples of the new Inside edition in Europe so I can offer The upside to having a slightly you a sneak peek at what this bigger platform is interior space very popular VW has going for it and the cabin of the latest Golf This new Golf before it arrives here. does feel bigger, especially sideThe all-new car might look like to-side. The centre console is family is set to the previous Golf but it is built on wider and the dash is fitted with take on some very a platform that is shared across all-new switches and dials. Once established players the VW group and represents again, the feel and look is almost in the compact a massive investment for the Audi quality. Having a chance to German manufacturer. drive the base car all the way up segment. This new platform, called MQB, to the Golf R showed just how Zack Spencer enables the engineers to build all good the base car is. The only kinds of new products, be they difference is the sportier seats bigger, smaller, wider or taller. What went into and splashier trim on the more expensive cars, the design of the Golf represents a big step but the overall design is the same from car to forward for Volkswagen as the latest model is car and all exemplify the simple, yet elegant 100kg lighter than the outgoing car but it is approach VW takes with all its interiors. bigger, stiffer and safer than before. Drive Looks Gone is the old 2.5-litre. 5-cylinder, replaced It could be argued that the new Golf looks too by an all-new 1.8-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder much like the older model but interacting with base engine. This engine too produces 170 but this new product quickly displays a level of is more efficient, responsive and features state refinement and finish that might be found in an of the art technology. In the compact set, this upmarket Audi product. (This MQB platform is kind of technology is unheard of at the roughly shared with the all-new Audi A3). $19,000 asking price. Taking it up a notch is Starting at $18,995, the base Golf is priced the legendary Golf GTI, now with 210hp from right in the heart of the compact market but a new 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder. I had this car sports a fully independent suspension, a shot driving this last year in Austria and I direct injection turbocharged engine and more can say without question, this combination is power than much of the competition, at 170hp. fantastic. The Golf R is the ultimate Golf with The Golf GTI is my personal favourite due to roughly 300hp and an all wheel drive system. the bad-boy looks, bigger wheels and improved The same system is used in the all-new Audi engine and suspension. It starts at $27,995. The S3 but this car comes fully loaded and will be hot-hatch Golf R will arrive about a year after roughly $4,000 less than the starting price of

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the S3. A smart shopper might want to wait for the R over the S. Verdict This new Golf family is set to take on some very established players in the compact segment. With a hatchback design, this car has always been a more practical design than sedans like the Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla. With superb road manners, advanced engines and German engineering, the starting price looks like a winner. A big reason for this is the Golf is assembled in Mexico and these cars come into Canada without duty, (Thanks NAFTA) so VW added more content and kept the price low. The good news for diesel lovers is that the TDI engine will be available right out of the gate and now represents about 50 percent of Golf sales. This engine too has been modified to make it as fuel efficient as possible. All told, the Golf is more polished car than much of the competition and offers a trim level and price for all types of buyers, from basic to flat-out performance. zack.spencer@drivewaybc.ca The Lowdown Power: 1.8L turbo with 170hp, 2.0L turbo with 210hp, 2.0L turbo with 300hp and 2.0L diesel. Fill-up: Not available yet. Sticker price: $18,995-$40,000

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

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I’ve been told that even the Like education, the motorcycle gear cheapest helmet that fits perfectly you wear, whether on the road or trails, will do more for you than an expenis vital to your safety. Don’t believe me? Just ask someone sive one that’s just not right for you. who, unfortunately, has had a spill. You only have one head. Use it. Here’s an example. A colleague of And protect it. mine caught gravel around a bend Jackets: There are a couple of while riding in the States. She hit the common materials used in jackets: guardrail then passed out. She was then Alexandra Straub leather and textile. There are more, airlifted to hospital where she suffered but the two listed are quite promia minor concussion, and a few bruises nent. Each have their own benefits. and scrapes. Even the doctors were amazed how Textile jackets tend to be more breathable, while good shape she was in. leather has been said to be better protection. You It was said to her that her gear likely saved her life. can argue each case. She was wearing leathers, gloves, protective boots, Some jackets come with armor (added protection and a helmet. in the back, elbows, and shoulders.) Some don’t. Granted, not everyone is as lucky, but you get my I suggest armor only because it protects you that point. Furthermore, for those who have experienced much more. However, there are accessories you can an accident, and have been in proper attire, I’m pret- purchase if your jacket you choose doesn’t come ty sure you weren’t thinking. “Gee, I really wish I with it built in. Pants: Leather, textile and Kevlar jeans are common wore my shorts and flip flops!” When I ride, I’m in full garb. Depending on what riding pants. Kevlar jeans are getting better and bettype of riding I’m taking on that day, I’ll dress appro- ter as more research and development is conducted. I say, if you’re going for the “cool” look, spend a little priately. I’m an advocate of riding gear. All of it. Helmet: The government in British Columbia only more for the added protection. enforces one piece of safety equipment when riding Boots: Not everyone will want heavily reinforced boots. That’s fine. But if you’re going to ride, get on the road. That’s a helmet. If you’re not going to invest any money in anything leather footwear that at least covers your anklebone. Speaking of which, have you ever hit your ankleelse, protect your noggin’. I’m not suggesting buying the most expensive and fanciest lid out there be- bone on a table leg? Hurts, doesn’t it. Now imagine a cause most of us don’t have thousands of dollars for 220-kilo machine falling on it. Think safety. What’s great about the industry now, is the availa carbon fibre helmet. In fact, I’ll add this too. Make sure it fits properly. ability to cool riding shoes that have reinforced heels Local motorcycle shops generally have trained staff continued on page A19 in fitting helmets. They’re supposed to fit snugly.

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Import manufacturers provide the most sizzle in New York NEW YORK – There was more sizzle in my New York steak dinner than on the show floor at the Big Apple’s international auto show. It seems the Big Four shot their lightning bolts at the preceding Detroit and Los Angeles auto extravaganzas and left it to the import manufacturers to Keith Morgan dazzle here. Nissan did not disappoint with the unveiling of a classy looking crossover in the shape of the all-wheel drive 2015 Nissan Murano. The mid-size model first showed up in 2002 and this new model marks the birth of the third-generation. The Nissan-named V-Motion nose and boomerang-shaped taillights ensure it makes an impression on the observer, coming and going, and distinguishes itself from its rivals. Inside, up to five passengers can expect more of a luxury ride than they might have enjoyed in the outgoing version – heated and cooled front seats will impress those upfront. The trend in this segment to include huge sunroofs continues here. Under the hood, Nissan stays with the trusty 3.5-litre six-cylinder powerplant matched to a continuously variable transmission. Expect to see the Murano in the showrooms at the tail end of the year. Before moving on, the Nissan Sport Sedan Concept should be mentioned as it offers a clue to what the new Maxima might resemble. And boy, is it a looker despite the horrible orange colour of the show car! It too features a panoramic roof stretching almost from the windshield to the rear window. A production model version is expected later in the year, which suggests the L.A. show might benefit from that timetable. Any new Toyota Camry is an instant hit, especially in North America where it’s been the best selling car for 12 years. Despite that, the Japanese manufacturer launched an all-new 2015 model, just three years after introducing a redesign.

It incorporates design touches now appearing in sibling models, including a deeper grille that more resembles an upmarket Lexus. Interior materials are upgraded and a large central display matches the design trend of its competitors. Two trims are added; a sporty XSE with some luxury touches and a Hybrid SE. Toyota sticks with its 2.5-litre, four-cylinder, and 3.5-litre, six-cylinder engines plus its Hybrid Synergy Drive. Hyundai would like to put a serious dent in the Toyota Camry success story with its own mid-size sedan – the redesigned Sonata. It’s likely the introduction of a sharp looking Sonata in 2011 helped prompt Toyota into taking a serious look at upping the ante in the Camry. Other competitors have also risen to the challenge. Now the seventh-generation, newly styled, sharper looking 2015 Sonata raises the bar again with improved ride and handling plus advanced driver assistance and safety equipment. Unlike the Camry, the Sonata stays with purely four-cylinder engines. Standard is a 2.4-litre power plant and a turbocharged 2.0L four is an option. The one domestic manufacturer that did show up with something more exciting than the rest was Jeep, which introduced the compact Renegade. It is the iconic brand’s first foray into the small SUV segment. Its funky looks and fuel efficiency should make it an urban dweller hit but it also boasts best-in-class offroad capability, which may just bring in buyers from the growing outdoor adventure seekers. Two engine choices: a 2.4-litre Tigershark engine with MultiAir2 paired to the segment’s first nine-speed automatic transmission, or a 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo engine with six-speed manual transmission. Prices for all of the above closer to launch when pencils have been sharpened and each figure out how they can undercut competitors! keith.morgan@drivewaybc.ca

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Confessions of a Curber I surprised my family with a trip to Hawaii. They didn’t have a clue how I paid for it. But they thought I was the best dad in the world. While we were away, I bought a car on eBay. It had over 350,000 km on it. No one will want to buy this piece of junk, I thought. Unless. I could just lower the mileage on it a little bit. And it won’t hurt anybody, right? One problem – I had no idea how to change an odometer*. But as it turns out, it’s much easier than I’d expected. With an odometer tool, I changed the reading to 164,500 km. Still a lot, but less than half the real clicks. My ad: “Minivan – old but in great condition! Only 164,500kms - it sat in my garage for the last 5 years. Must sell. If you’re looking for an older, but reliable and safe vehicle, call my cell and we’ll negotiate.” Looking back, I realized I’d knocked almost 200,000 km off the vehicle. But I shined it up and put some newer used tires on it so they wouldn’t give away its true condition. Will this get me in trouble? I wondered. I wasn’t doing anything wrong, really – this just gives me a chance to make some more money on the vehicle. I got a phone call from a young single mom who could only afford an older vehicle. We decided to meet at her son’s school. As I was showing her the car, I noticed the carpet, the door handles and the pedals kind of gave away its true condition. Hopefully she’s too naïve to notice, I thought.

Forty minutes later, our exchange was complete. I probably made an extra $2,000 because of the odometer! If I’d only done this to all the other cars I sold! Suddenly, my mind began processing the implications. That minivan was pretty much at the end of its life. That young mom is expecting the vehicle to last her for a few more years. At best, I see it lasting one more. Parts will start failing, calling for expensive repairs. I’m certain she doesn’t have the money for that. All I’m hoping is that it doesn’t break down on the highway. Maybe there was a reason I never did it before. Maybe, just maybe, I had a conscience up until now. *Odometer: The law allows an odometer to be replaced when broken, but the repair must be recorded and the true mileage needs to be disclosed. CarProof and ICBC vehicle history reports can reveal more about how far a vehicle has really traveled. Even AirCare, where available, can help. And Walt is wrong; altering an odometer is a crime.

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UPCOMING TOURNAMENT

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Hundreds of bridge players come to QB to play cards CANDACE WU

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Janet Woolgar is busy gearing up for the Parksville Qualicum Beach Duplicate Bridge Tournament, which will see more than 200 bridge players from all over the Island at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre May 2-4. The competition is geared towards novice and experienced players and will be organized on a volunteer basis.

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The Parksville Qualicum Beach bridge clubs will host more than 200 seasoned bridge players during their annual duplicate bridge tournament May 2 - 4. “It’s a big event,” said avid bridge player, instructor and tournament organizer Janet Woolgar. “And competition is fierce.” The tournament will be held at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, which Woolgar said “will be transformed into a room of 50 tables so bridge players from novice to expert can compete in both pairs and team games.” Woolgar said the tournament is geared towards novice and experienced duplicate bridge players. “In the pairs events two players compete against all others in the room and in their own stratification,” she said. “Both at their own clubs and at tournaments, players earn points and the stratifications are by point categories.” Woolgar explains if you have zero to 200 points you are in flight C, 201 to 750 you are in flight B and if you have more than 751 points you are in flight A. “In the team games players come as a group of four and again compete against the other teams in the room,” she said. Additionally, Woolgar said on Saturday, May 3 there is a free novice game at noon for those players with zero to 20 points where a trophy will be awarded to the winning pair. For more information contact Janet Woolgar at 250-248-0459 or e-mail woolgarj@yahoo.com.

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Health Matters

There seems to be a link between the incidence of non-melanoma skin cancers and the development of other cancers. A study from Boston of over 170,000 health professionals demonstrated that people with basal cell carcinoma have a 15% risk of other cancers while those with squamous cell carcinoma had a 26% Dean Pharmacist increased risk. Both men and women were at risk for melanoma, but women were also at greater risk for /Manager breast and lung cancers. Use sunscreen! Routine PSA testing to screen for prostate cancer is controversial. This is because the test is not specific enough to detect only cancer – false positives can be caused by benign prostatic enlargement or infection. And, often any cancers detected are so slow-growing, they would never be a factor in the man’s life. As a result, many men are subjected to the significant side-effects of treatment unnecessarily. Experts say money would be better spent developing a better test. Cervical cancer is the third most common gynecological cancer and one-third of women who develop it die as a result. It is often the result of HPV infection, so HPV vaccinations should improve the cervical cancer rate. Scientists are studying 2 drugs generally used for other purposes (one is an antifungal, the other is a blood treatment) that show promise in treating cervical cancer – especially if it is caught early, and that means regular pap tests. April is Cancer Month. A cancer diagnosis can be an overwhelming and frightening experience. You can talk to our pharmacists to help you wade through all the information, or visit www.cancer.ca.

Spring Cleaning Your Medicine Cabinet?

Is it safe to use expired medications? The expiry date on drugs is not the same as the “best before” date on foods - it is the time within which the manufacturer guarantees the potency and quality of a drug. While some drugs can stay safe and effective beyond their expiry date, many don’t - and some can break down to toxic by-products. Always ask your pharmacist first. And, bring us your expired/unneeded medications for safe disposal.

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ACROSS 1. Compartments 5. A fencing sword 10. Curtsies 14. Moonfish 15. U.S. Senator Spector 16. Norse goddess of old age 17. Become stuck in 18. Vestige 19. Beat with a cane

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8. Remembered 9. Midway between NE and E 10. Obscure with mist 11. Earthenware water pot 12. Alliance 13. Breathe deeply and heavily 21. 1936 fishing film 23. Liquefied natural gas 25. UC Berkeley 26. Improvised explosive device 27. Pulled away 28. Arum lilly 29. Take hold of 32. Italian aviator 33. Laud 34. Relating to TV images 36. Relative biological effectiveness (abbr.) 37. Blat 38. Bar bill 40. Ripieno 41. Adventure stories 43. Heat unit 44. Actress Ling 46. Rig 47. Fly 49. Unrefined 50. Born under the Ram sign 51. Civil Rights group 52. Hillside 53. Den 54. Grapefruit and tangerine 57. Indian weaverbird 58. Geological times 59. Gambling town 61. Reciprocal of a sine 62. Hogshead (abbr.)

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Closures could happen in Sept. CONTINUED FROM PAGE A3

The question of school closures was felt in most topics, from a presentation by students who’d recently won top honours at the Skills Canada provincial competition, proving the value of the various school programs like carpentry, cooking and web design. Several times through the evening Koop mentioned other work that is being delayed by staff’s focus on the closure issue, like completing their strategic plan update. Koop explained the process for the April 29 meeting, admitting they are still working out the details, talking to lawyers, the provincial government and districts that have gone through school closures, since this district hasn’t had to close a school. “School closure can only be accomplished through the passing of a bylaw, and if there’s an attempt to close a school, each school individually would have to have an individual bylaw,” he said.

‘Hidden tax’ for consumers CONTINUED FROM PAGE A3

“Without a doubt this program will cost small businesses and their consumers more money,” Klassen told The NEWS in a phone interview Wednesday. “These costs will become a hidden tax for consumers.” Klassen called MMBC’s new system “some of the worst red tape that could ever be conceived” adding the program is only where it is at today due to the confusion surrounding the issue. Langdon said MMBC is a voluntary agency governed by a board of directors — he confirmed board members include multinational firms such as Walmart, Unilever and Proctor and Gamble. Veenhof maintained skepticism saying he “doesn’t see accountability in MMBC.” To date, MMBC said it has reached agreements with more than 170 local governments and other collectors covering approximately 1.25 million British Columbian households.

Baby recovering, family needs help An Errington family whose newborn is recovering from open heart surgery is receiving love and support from friends and family. Living Well Body Works Studio at the Coombs Junction has joined the effort to lend some financial support to the James-Johnson family. All drop-in classes from April 26 to May 2 are by donation with proceeds going towards the family, which has a long road to recovery ahead of them. Their son Tobias was born seven weeks ago but had trouble breathing. He was airlifted to Vancouver for emergency surgery and now his mom Laura is at his bedside at B.C .Children’s Hospital. The surgery for a condition called alcapa was more complicated than doctors had originally thought. Dad Tyrel has taken time off from his job to take care of their two other children. Donations can also be made at: https:// www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/donations-for-baby-tobias-family/167315 • There is also a burger and beer event scheduled for the Errington Hall on Sunday from 2 p.m. - 7 p.. in support of the family. Kids meals and a silent auction will also be available. — Brenda Gough, NEWS Contributor

There will be bylaws presented for each of the elementary schools recommended for closure (Parksville, Winchelsea, Qualicum Beach and French Creek) and trustees will vote on each. The other part of the equation — reconfiguring the district to a K-7 and 8-12 education model, eliminating middle schools and enabling the closures — can be done by district policy. Koop told The NEWS that the closures could take affect this year. “We have done the background work to be in a position to have schools open in a reconfigured way in September,” but he added that there may be temporary arrangements and work to do throughout the year to settle in. The meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in the usual board meeting room in the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre Forum, with the possibility of moving next door if the audience is too big.

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BETTER WATCHES We buy better watches, working or not. Price depends on condition and quality. We buy gold and silver watches, pocket watches, high jewel pocket watches, empty pocket watch cases

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SCRAp JEWELLERY We are interested in purchasing scrap jewellery. Gold, silver and platinum rings, bracelets, lockets, brooches, cameos, necklaces, earrings and other items are all wanted. We buy anything made of gold, silver or platinum that can be recycled.

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SILVER COINS CANADA Silver Dollars 1967 and prior ............$11.00 and up 50¢ 1967 and prior ......................................... $4.50 25¢ 1966 and prior ..........................................$2.25 1967 ......................................................... $1.50 1968 (silver only)..................................... $1.00 10¢ 1966 and prior ......................................... $0.70 1967 ......................................................... $0.50 1968 (silver only)..................................... $0.50 UNITED STATES US Silver dollars 1878-1904.......................................... $16.50 and up 1921.................................................... $14.00 and up 1922-35............................................... $15.00 and up 50¢ 1963 and prior ......................................... $6.00 25¢ 1964 and prior ......................................... $3.00 10¢ 1964 and prior ......................................... $0.75 50¢ Kennedy 1970 and prior ......................... $2.00

COLLECTORS COIN One Cent 1922 Canadian 1¢ copper ................................. $5.00 1923 Canadian 1¢ copper ............................... $10.00 1925 Canadian 1¢ copper ................................. $8.00 Five Cents 1921 Canadian 5¢ silver ..................$3500.00 and up 1925 Canadian 5¢........................................... $25.00 Twenty Cents 1858 ....................................................$30.00 and up Fifty Cents 1921 Canadian. .............................$10,000.00 and up 1948 Canadian .....................................$40.00 and up Silver Dollars 1945 ....................................................$70.00 and up 1947 ....................................................$70.00 and up 1948 ..................................................$700.00 and up We are strong buyers of better quality rare coins and collections. Please offer. All dates and denominations required.

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YOU... probably have damaged, unwanted or unused gold and silver items in your home. Maybe old coins or paper money that sits in a drawer or safety deposit box. Perhaps an old gold watch or family heirloom. Please feel free to bring them in while we are here.

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• We buy gold in any condition or quantity • Gold rings • Gold earrings and charms • Gold chains (any condition) • All other items made of gold • Dental gold • Gold watches • We melt and recycle all gold and silver so condition is unimportant. • Prices based on current market bid prices

INQUIRIES INVITED Please feel free to come in and ask us any questions you may have regarding watches, coins, military items, jewellery, gold and silver items.

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BOATERS CARD!! Three evening classroom discussion and course on safe boating leading up to the exam to qualify for a PCOC, or Pleasure Craft Operators card. Tuesdays and Thursday May 6, 8 and 13. 6:30-9:30. $80/pp Course lead by ISPA qualified YachtMaster Instructor. Ages 15 an up. Class size limited PREREGISTRATION NECESSARY. 250-937-8046

DID YOU KNOW? BBB Accredited Businesses must pass a comprehensive screening process. Look for the 2014 BBB Accredited Business Directory E-edition on your Black Press Community Newspaper website at www.blackpress.ca. You can also go to http://vi.bbb.org/directory/ and click on the 2014 BBB Accredited Business Directory

NASTUR MICHALCHUK Passed away peacefully at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on April 11, 2014 with his son by his side.

Nastur survived by his son Micheal Shayne, step-daughter, Conny, 3 grandchildren, Trevor, Corey, Aarin, 1 great granddaughter, Bella. Nastur was very active in the community of Parksville,helping many elderly in various old folks homes. Nastur will be greatly missed by his son and many others. God Bless you Father Rest in Peace A memorial service will be held April 26, 2014, 11:00 am (sharp), 887 Wembley Road, Catholic Church of the Ascension, Parksville, B.C.

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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SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING

Tues. Apr 29 @ 7:30 pm at Dashwood Fire Dept

230 Hobbs Rd., Qualicum Beach

AGENDA - Approval of 2013 audited statements - Approval of the 2014 operating budget Copies of the budget & audited statements are available at the Dashwood Hall (above address).

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In loving memory of

EDWARD IRWIN October 2, 1917 - April 8, 2014

ARTHUR JOHN GOOD 20 July 1925 - 19 April 2014

Art passed away at home in Qualicum Beach, B.C. He is predeceased by his father Leonard Good, his mother Doris Harris and his sister Irene James. He is survived by his loving wife Bette of 67 years, his sister Doreen (Carl) Carlson, his two daughters Deb Good and Karen (Rick) Franko. He loved and enjoyed his two grandsons Chris and Andy Franko and two great grandchildren Averie and Reese. Art was born in French Creek and raised in Qualicum Beach. He came from three pioneering families the Goods, Wilsons and Sterrikers. At a very young age he moved to the lower mainland. He always loved the sea and worked at a variety of positions on tugs and vessels on the West Coast. After years of hard work and with two young daughters he became a Captain (Masters Certificate) in 1951. He became a partner in Viking Tug which operated in Vancouver until his retirement in 1969. He then returned to his roots in Qualicum Beach and along with his Uncle Dave Sterriker developed Millstream Acres Trailer Park and Art then started A Good Contracting. Up until the last several years Art and Bette spent their winters mostly in Cabo San Lucas and Desert Hot Springs. They loved their 5th wheel and travelled across Canada. Their summers were spent boating up and down the B.C. Coast including Alaska. His children, grandkids and son-in-law thank him for passing on his love of boating. His family have great memories of Art and Bette’s cabin at Deep Bay. The Good Family wishes to thank Sue’s Senior Care and VIHA for the great care and compassionate support they gave Art and his family. There will be no service or celebration of life at ArtsNo request. at Arts request. flowers please.

For those who love, time is not. Missing you today and always.

You will be sadly missed by daughter Valarie, granddaughter Janis (Bob), great-grandchildren Danielle and Lucas, and friends.

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LINE Cook for Lefty’s. Enthusiastic, creative, qualified line cooks needed to work in our positive environment in Qualicum Beach. Please drop off resume or call 250-752-7530 and ask for Joan.

You will always be remembered

Love Valarie

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: THE ESTATE OF GORDON PETER GRIFFITHS, deceased, formerly of 124 Fourth Avenue East, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1N6. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of GORDON PETER GRIFFITHS, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act, that particulars of their claims should be sent to the executors ,c/o VILLANI & COMPANY, #103-7020 Duncan Street, Powell River, BC V8A 1V9, on or before May 23, 2014, after which date, the executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executors then has notice. Executor: Geoffrey Marshall Bedford Solicitor for Executor: Katya S. Buck

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JOURNEYMAN RED SEAL AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC/ TECHNICIAN Due to increased business, Joe Cunningham Ford needs to add an additional technician to their team. Must be a Certified Journeyman Red Seal Automotive Mechanic/Technician. Excellent wage and benefit package to the right candidate. If you want to be part of a winning team, call or email JOHN CASSIDY at 250-240-1288, johnc@joecunninghamford.com

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QUATSINO First Nation is seeking the services of a Band Administrator to oversee all band programs and band related business. PostSecondary education in Business Management, Human Resources or related fields is a preference. A minimum (3) years experience in administration, human resources or related field or setting is required. Please direct any questions and/or your cover letter, resume complete with 3 references, and a criminal record check to: Attn: Rob Cahill 305 Quattishe Rd. Coal Harbour, BC V0N 1K0 Tel: 250-949-6245 Fax: 250-949-6249 Email: kakotlatsi@rocketmail.com

FOOT CARE in your home by certified foot care nurse. 40 years experience. Vets approved. Marg 250-954-8259.

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CLEANING SERVICES

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ALL CLEAN House Cleaners. Exp. Reliable & Insured. Please Call: 250-668-4642 or email: info@allclean4you.ca

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GARDENING CURB APPEAL Yard Care & Junk Removal. Best rates! Seniors disc. 250-937-1908

GROWING CONCERN SERVICES

*Lawn Care. *Hedge & Shrub shaping. *Cleanups. Landscaping & garden care. *Small Haul 4x4 Dumptruck. Est. 1991. Licensed & Insured.

Vernon Service Company requires Journeyman Service Plumbers/Gasfitters, $36.00/hr Call (250)549-4444 or fax 250-549-4416

Call Ken cell 250-927-4769

FLOOR INSTALLER - retired. Small jobs specialty: carpet, vinyl, ceramic, laminate, hardwood. Call Tom for free estimate. 250-586-3173

HAULING AND SALVAGE ALL TYPES of hauling. Small loads, garden waste, construction debris & junk. Call Ron 250-757-2094, 250-951-4625. HAUL AWAY Junk, washers & dryers, furniture, garden, yard waste & wood. Free Estimates. Call 250-240-1116. WAYNE’S HAUL-AWAY. Will haul away unwanted whatever. Bondable. 250-752-1639.

CDA required for busy Qualicum Dental office. Full time position, no evenings or weekends. Wage commensurate with experience. Please fax resume to 250-752-1421.

AAA MASTER PAINTER - 3 rooms $499. 5 yr guarantee 1/2 price paint. WCB. References Call Rick 250-954-9503 M&S OXFORD Home/Commercial Reno’s & Painting. Patio’s, Decks, Sheds, Hardwood and Trim. 25 yrs exp. Quality Guar. 250-228-5204. POIRIER PAINTING: Residential / Commercial. Fully insured, Guaranteed Workmanship, WCB, Call Dan at #250240-3528.

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PRESSURE WASHING

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SPRING CLEAN-UP. Pressure washing, yard clean up, recycling. 250-752-6843.

Port McNeill

The Sharp Design Landscaping Group- Call 250.248.3835

OCEANSIDE Lawn & Garden. Tree pruning, hedge shaping & trimming, gutters, & early spring garden clean-ups, powerwashing. (250)240-1116.

AREA ENGINEER Campbell River

WES-COAST YARDBIRDS Landscaping, Gardening, Clean-up, Hauling. Pressure Washing, Irrigation, Carpentry, Hardscapes, Tree Pruning, Topping, Removal.

Detailed job postings can be viewed at

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We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive beneĂ°ts package. If you believe that you have the skills and qualiĂ°cations, and want to experience the special West Coast lifestyle reply in conĂ°dence to: Human Resources Department Facsimile: 1.866.840.9611 Email: resumes@westernforest.com

No Job to BIG No Job to SMALL Home & Yard Care I will take care of your home and your yard like it is my own! Semi retired carpenter Phone 250-586-3330 Serving Oceanside since 1977 Islandflyfishing@gmail.com

PAINTING

Gold River

TREE SERVICES ISLAND STUMP REMOVAL Professional Efficient Service, Free Estimates, Ref’s Avail. Call Adam 250-228-4817

WATER SERVICES Rain Water Harvesting Rain Barrels; & Gardens. Call us for help @ 250-752-6843

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GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com

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

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A STROKE ABOVE Painting LTD- Liven up your space with a splash of colour! Spring is here book your projects now to avoid disappointment. Commercial & Residential. Interior/Exterior. WCB. Insured. Call Dave, 250-240-2310.

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FREE ITEMS

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MEDICAL/DENTAL

EXCEPTIONAL DENTAL RECEPTIONIST OPPORTUNITY! Do you have great people and phone skills, stay calm when it’s busy, have front desk (plus possibly CDA) experience, and are a team player? F/T mat. leave position. Resumes to: 101-183 Fern Rd W., Qualicum Beach, BC, V9K 1S4. arbutusdental@shaw.ca

Western Forest Products Inc. is an integrated Canadian forest products company located on Vancouver Island that is committed the safety of employees, the culture of performance and the discipline to achieve results.



SOFA, hardly used, neutral colour, $120. Spare tire+ rim, P23560R-17, $60. (250)7380099.

BUYDENS Computer Services

Oceanfront RV Resort & Marina

SEEKING Writer to write life story. Must speak and write German and English. Please respond in writing to Box 48, C/O PQB News, Box 1180, Parksville, BC, V9P 2H2

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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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PETS

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432 Rosewood Close- Sat (9-2pm) MOVING SALE! Antiques, yard stuff, de-thatcher. Errington - Evans Rd. Multifamily garage sale. Sat 9-3pm. Furniture, household items, toys, windows & cabinets. ESTATE Garage Sale, Saturday April 26 9:00am - 1:00pm - Furniture, dishes, small appliances, bikes, small tools, garden tools and more. 512 Juniper Drive, Qualicum GARAGE & WORKSHOP tool sale. Sat. April 26, 8am-3pm. 732 Foster Drive, Parksville. HILLIERS 3035 Rinvold Rd., (off Pratt Rd). April 26 (9-3). Moving sale, multi family, lots for everyone.

NANOOSE BAY- 3768 Mallard Pl (close to Fairwinds Club House) Sat, Apr 26, 9-12noon. Downsizing! Lots of housewares, Supreme Juicer, something for everyone. Canceled if Raining! PARKSVILLE- 206 McKinnon, Sat, Apr 26, 9-1pm. Lots of stuff! Something for everyone. PARKSVILLE - 2 Zengel Way. Apr 26 (8:30-1). Antique bedroom suite & something for everyone.

LIQUIDATION SALE

645 Wildgreen Way, Parksville Top of Corfield St., left on Butler, over tracks 1st right.

April 26th 7am - 4pm

Huge house construction supply sale & moving sale! Over 10,000 new & used items! Over 50% brand NEW

items, 300+ nailers, saws, compressors, tile saws, concrete vibrators, rebar benders, lasers, 300+ small power tools of all kinds, over 10 pallets of new floor, wall, backsplash tiles, hardwood flooring, 300+ new interior lights, 50+ boxes of coil, hand, galvanized, roofing nails, construction supplies poly, roof felt, foundation form clips, ties, air hoses, power cords, electrical breakers & supplies, new vinyl windows, bobcat forks and grapple, paint/drywall mud, tile adhesives, tile grouts, utility trailers. Combined moving sale with top quality household items of all sorts, lots of high quality kids toys, games, clothes, & furniture.

MOVING SALE-1192 Station Rd., Coombs. Sat (9-3) Household contents & more. Moving Sale- #2-641 Pioneer Cr. Fri/Sat/Sun - (7 am-12 pm) Power tools, hand tools, circular saw blades, Canning Equip, juicers & dehydrator. Portable W/D, Freezer, Vacuum cleaner, Mtn. Bike, Trek road bike 56cm, portable gas BBQ, 16ft. triple E travel trailer & much more! All Good Quality, Clean items.

PARKSVILLE 921 Wembley Rd. St. Columba Church. Sat. April 26th, (8-1:30). Many items and bake sale. QUALICUM 1192 Pintail Dr. (Eaglecrest). April 26 (9-12). Glassware, car roof carrier, TV, small appliances & more. QUALICUM 226 West 5th Ave Sat & Sun April 26 & 27 (9-1). Extension ladder, garden bench, household & more. QUALICUM769 Canyon Cres, Sat, Apr 26, 9-1pm. 2 Family Sale, bikes, books, household items. QUALICUM- 855 Royal Dornoch Dr. (Sat & Sun) 9-2pm. Moving/downsizing, tools, work bench, gardening, music scores, filing cabinets, office supplies, books & much more! QUALICUM BEACH526 Cleek Close, Sat, April 26, 8-2pm. Light fixtures, shelving, luggage, bicycles, golf clubs plus more.

QUALICUM ESTATE SALE

504 Maquinna Place Friday April 25 (9-6) Saturday April 26 (9-6) House full of Gibbard furniture, moorcroft pottery, jewellery (costume & gold), 2 Larry Aguilar lamps, oils by local artists, kitchenware, linens and more. Pictures are posted at:

www.estateliquidators.ca

SAT Apr 26, 8am-1pm. 3 Magnolia Dr. Downsizing sale, furniture, leather sofa, single bed, fishing gear, nhl collectibles, tools, bench weights, much more SAT Apr 26 8am-1pm. 3 magnolia Dr. Downsizing sale, furniture, leather sofa, single bed, fishing gear, nhl collectibles, tools, bench weights, much more.

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RENTALS

FUEL/FIREWOOD

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

FOR SALE BY OWNER

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MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

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

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

WEST COAST FIREWOOD seasoned firewood. Volume Discount 1-877-380-9663

REAL ESTATE

FURNITURE

APARTMENT/CONDOS

MOVING Must sell- Sofa $400 (6mos old). Beautiful Cherry wood fireplace/media cabinet $400 (new). 250-757-8757. QUEEN MATTRESS SET: Brand new. Sealed in original plastic. $200. 250-713-9680

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

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

FOR SALE BY OWNER

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE GUITAR, BANJO - 5 string. PC Lap Top, printer & equipment. For more information please call 250-339-7705 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? 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.

N.NANAIMO: (Hammond Bay) Sunny South exposure, extended deck & gardens to green belt of Walley Creek. $479,000. Exceptional custom Level entry with walk out, finished basement, 2493 sq.ft. 4 + bdrms, 3 baths. Open House every Sunday from 1 4 pm. 1-250-752-2104. caroldowe@gmail.com 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.

COOMBS- 1 bdrm duplex, F/S, W/D, deck. Avail. May 1st. $570/mo + util’s. Unit #2-1027 Virginia Rd. Call (250)248-2285.

MOBILE HOMES & PADS 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.

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DO YOU HAVE LOCAL SPORTS NEWS? Contact: Tyson Taylor, Sports Reporter Email: sports@pqbnews.com Phone: 250-951-3809

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BMX track renovated for new season The Erik Goetzinger BMX Park in Qualicum Beach is gearing up for a big season starting with April 28 clinic T YSON TAYLOR sports@pqbnews.com

The Oceanside BMX track is undergoing final preparations for the 2014 season, which kicks off next Tuesday (April 29) at the Erik Goetzinger BMX Park in Qualicum Beach. There will be a new riders clinic on Monday, April 28 with sign up from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Riders can check out the track, get some info on racing and generally have fun before the season kicks off. The track is run completely by volunteers and donations from various local businesses like Highway 4 Rentals and Mayco Mix. All the money goes back into the facility, which is completely renovated for the 2014 season, complete with grading and help from some of the members of Cycling B.C. “It doesn’t require much to get started,” said Rod Spencer, one of the many volunteers. “A BMX race bike is preferable but a quality kid’s bike or mountain bike is completely acceptable. Most bike shops in the Oceanside area carry race bikes and there are plenty of good used race bikes available for sale. If a bike is kept in good condition, quite often it can be sold for the same price it was pur-

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As three-year-old Rosie proved, the Erik Goetzinger BMX Park in Qualicum Beach can be great fun for riders of all ages.

chased when the rider grows out of it.”  Oceanside BMX also holds various

training clinics with certified coaches throughout the season. The dedicated

volunteers are always ready to give pointers and lend a hand. “There are a lot of parents that come out to watch and help out. They’re out here cheering or grabbing a rake or hosing down the track when it’s needed,” Spencer said. “Everyone involved really gives a lot into this park and it’s nice to see the result here.” Racers range in age from three to 40, with tons of different skill levels and divisions for riders of all sizes. For Spencer, it’s especially great because he still races from time to time along with his 10-yearold daughter and 2-year-old son. “Having the chance to come out to the park and have a family night on the race track is great,” Spencer said. “It’s hard to beat it, especially watching them grow right in front of your eyes. You see so many kids out here, from the little guys who are just starting out to the older kids who’ve been doing this for years, it’s pretty cool.” BMX racing was introduced to the Olympics in 2008. With four tracks on the Island (QB, Cumberland, Nanaimo, Victoria), 15 tracks in B.C. and almost 400 tracks across the continent, BMX racing is fast becoming a mainstream sport.

U18 HOCKEY

Goodman aiming high at B.C. hockey camp T YSON TAYLOR

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Elizabeth Goodman is headed back to the U18 B.C. Hockey Tournament Camp for a second time and is looking to make a statement. Goodman, 16 from Parksville, attended the camp last year and was looking to make Team BC when her tournament was cut short by a knee injury three days into the five day camp. “It was tough, for sure,” Goodman said. “I went in to it not really knowing what to expect and

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was having a lot of fun. Then the injury happened and I wasn’t able to finish off the camp. It was hard but I’m excited to get back there again this year and see if I can make the cut.” Goodman is one of 80 young women selected from across B.C. to take part in the five day mini tournament, where they will be evaluated with the chance to be one of 40 to earn a shot at Team B.C. From there, they could make the Team B.C. roster and play for the Canada Cup and the hopes of making the U18 Girls

National Hockey team. “I think that I sort of have an idea of what it takes to make the cut because I was there last year too,” Goodman said. “I feel like if I can stay healthy then I’ll have a really good shot at making the cut down to forty and then who knows from there.” Goodman, who attends Ballenas Secondary, played major midget last season for the Vancouver Island Hurricanes of Campbell River. It was the team’s first year in the league, which was a bit of a challenge at times.

“It was the first time that Vancouver Island has had a major midget girls team, so it was more like a trial run you could say,” Goodman said. “We didn’t have the greatest season as a team but we had a lot of fun and we’re really excited to have a team at that level.” Goodman describes herself as a physical type of player and likes to set up teammates more than scoring goals. A fan of both Ryan Nugent–Hopkins and the Edmonton Oilers, Goodman has seen the ups and downs from the

pros to go along with what she’s been through as well. “The knee injury was really hard for me, especially happening in the middle of the camp last year,” Goodman said. “But I learned a lot from it and spent a lot of time making sure I got back to playing and now I’m ready to really give it my best to make this team.” The camp is underway in Salmon Arm, running for five days. Then it’s a nervous two week wait for Goodman to find out if she made the cut.

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Oceanside BMX

We are located in Qualicum Beach, British Columbia Canada, on Vancouver Island and our track can be found by following 1st Ave. West off of Memorial Blvd. From 1st Ave. West, turn left on Park, which will lead to a parking lot. If you park near the upper right corner of the lot you will see an access road with a yellow gate. Walk along the access road to the BMX track.

NEW RIDER CLINIC MONDAY, APRIL 28th Sign-up: 5:30-6:30 pm

2014 Schedule

First Race-Tuesday, April 29th Racing Tuesdays April-September

Registration: 6:00-6:30 pm

Phone: 250-927-4454

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KSS senior Michaela Witte drives the lane during action in an exhibition between the U16 Central Island girls and a team of Kwalikum and Ballenas Secondary players.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Provincial U16 basketball Ballenas and Kwalikum joined forces against B.C. U16 team T YSON TAYLOR sports@pqbnews.com

The B.C. U16 girls basketball team was in exhibition action at Ballenas Secondary School, facing a combination of Kwalikum and Ballenas Secondary players. The U16 Central Island team has three locals looking to crack the 10-player roster in Kate Reynolds, Makayla Hoey and Maya Gayton. All three are in Grade 9, both Reynolds and Hoey attend BSS while Gayton was in her first year at KSS. Hoey played for the senior team at Ballenas alongside her sister Chelsea and was a key piece in their season. The team will have 13 players, including 10 on the main roster with three on-call in case of injuries or another player not being able to play. The combo team, dubbed Team Oceanside for the exhibition, saw girls from Grades 9 to 12 on the squad. Both high schools were well

represented and it was a strange sight to see Michaela Witte, Gracie Yacoboski, Alex Shaw and Kaylee Melissa donning the blue and white Whalers uniform. Witte is in her final year at KSS, while Yacoboski is in Grade 11 and both Shaw and Melissa are in Grade 9. “It was funny to see them both in the other team’s jersey, I’m sure they had a good chuckle about it,” KSS athletic director Butch Gayton said. (No final score was available at press time.) “It’s good to see all those girls playing together as a team though, it just goes to show the love they all have for the game of basketball which speaks louder than any name on the front of their jersey.” For the three girls looking to make the U16 team, they’ll have a chance to fine tune their skills and look to impress a little bit more before they take part in provincials at the end of May.

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Oceanside BMX

We are located in Qualicum Beach, British Columbia Canada, on Vancouver Island and our track can be found by following 1st Ave. West off of Memorial Blvd. From 1st Ave. West, turn left on Park, which will lead to a parking lot. If you park near the upper right corner of the lot you will see an access road with a yellow gate. Walk along the access road to the BMX track.

NEW RIDER CLINIC MONDAY, APRIL 28th Sign-up: 5:30-6:30 pm

2014 Schedule

First Race-Tuesday, April 29th Racing Tuesdays April-September

Registration: 6:00-6:30 pm

Phone: 250-927-4454

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The Kwalikum Secondary Golf team was shorthanded last week as they took part in another tournament at the Crown Isle Golf Course in Comox. With only three team members available to attend the tournament, the Kondors golf team wasn’t allowed to register a team score for the event. This brought their back-toback tournament win streak to an end but isn’t something they’re too worried about. “Stuff like this can happen. There were a few people that were sick and a couple that also had prior commitments, so things come up that can get in the way,” said Masato Wilson, Grade 10. “We still played some really good golf and I think that if we had one more player out we would have been at the top of this tournament too.” Wilson was one of the three players at the tournament for Kwalikum Secondary, shooting a

These kids are playing some great golf right now and with everyone’s scores improving, we’re going to be hard to beat for that provincial title again. BUTCH GAYTON

round of 78. Carson Arcuri had the low round for the Kondors, shooting a 76. Tony Trozzo rounded out the three Kondors at Crown Isle with a round of 77. Trozzo continues to swing the clubs well after coming off an Achilles injury that sidelined him before the beginning of the season, cutting his practice time down drastically. “He’s been a pleasant surprise so far. Tony’s a good golfer so it’s good to see him not having any lingering effects from his injury,” said coach Butch Gayton. “These kids are playing some great golf right now and with everyone’s scores improving, we’re going to be hard to beat for that provincial title again.”


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From left, Mack Lazzarino and Quinn Proud star in Mrs. Reynolds and the Ruffian playing at the Village Theatre April 24 to May 11.

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Mrs. Reynolds and the Ruffian premieres at the Village Theatre tonight LISSA ALEXANDER reporter@pqbnews.com

Echo Players often finds it tough to find youth to perform on stage, but the Qualicum Beach theatre society has secured three for Mrs. Reynolds and the Ruffian. The play focuses on the relationship between one teen delinquent, played by Mack Lazzarino, and a senior citizen, played by Aviva Fox. “I’m generally a pretty horrible guy,” said Lazzarino of his lead character, explaining that he does drugs, he’s rude and he vandalizes property. Although Lazzarino can’t relate to his British character, he enjoys playing the part, he said. “I love being able to get into a completely nasty character and break loose of the social boundaries,” he said. “It’s a very refreshing experience.” Lazzarino is in Grade 9 at Kwalikum Secondary School. He has been

acting in Summer Theatre classes with Thea Stavroff at the Village Theatre for a number of years and he was encouraged to audition by his drama teacher. Quinn Proud, who plays Lazzarino’s best friend, was in the same drama class. The Grade 10 student has acted previously but said it’s been awhile since he did an out-of-school play. He also auditioned because of his teacher. Proud said that he enjoys the play because of its honesty. “I love the fact that it’s so real,” he said. “It really talks about social and cultural issues that are going on and brings to light two different spectrums of culture.” Lazzarino agreed. “I like that it’s completely gritty and real, not one of those happy-go-lucky guy-gets-the-girl ends to the story— doesn’t happen.” The third teenager is being played by Ally Harris who won best actress at

last year’s One Act Play Festival hosted by Echo Players. The play premiered in England in 2011 and director Arlene Blundell said she enjoys the modern aspect of restorative justice playwright Gary Owen infused into it. Mrs. Reynolds and the Ruffian is playing at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach April 24 to May 11. Tickets are $19 for adults, $16 for seniors, $10 for students and $5 for 12 and under. Get them at the box office located at the theatre at 110 West 2nd Ave., by phone 250-752-3522 or by email info@ echoplayers.ca. For box office hours and more information visit www. echoplayers.ca. Contest- Win two tickets to the play. Email reporter@pqbnews.com with ‘Send me to see the Ruffian’ in the subject line by Monday, April 28. Include your name and phone number. Winners will be notified April 29.

Ticket holders at an event in Qualicum Bay this Saturday will acquire a coveted piece of art after their numbers are drawn at random. The Nile Creek Enhancement Society (NCES) is presenting its sixth annual Paintings, By the Numbers, Saturday, April 26 at the Lighthouse Community Centre. Tickets are $500 and are limited to 50. The ticket holder whose name is drawn first will have the first choice of any of the donated items. These include paintings by Ken Kirkby, who is the president of NCES and organizes the event. “There are 60 pieces of art and all of them are way more valuable than the price of the ticket,” he said. Other paintings donated are from celebrated artists including Mark Hobson, Cindy Mawle, Nana Cook, Bruce Muir, Allan Dunfield, Cecile van Woensel, Clive Powsey and Brian Buckrell. There are also wood carvings and a collectors item fly fishing rod (a Bruce & Walker) which was hand built in England, and Kirkby’s donation of two framed antique split cane rods. Kirkby said people come from all over the world to attend this event and last year that included people from seven European countries, six American states and every province and territory of Canada. All of the $25,000 raised goes directly to projects by NCES. Kirkby said they are one of the only non-profit societies that has zero administration fees. NCES operates a volunteer salmon hatchery at Nile Creek in Bowser and continues to successfully restore salmon numbers there. The group also has a number of projects on the go restoring, rehabilitating and protecting the area streams, rivers and marine habitat. “We’re in the business of restoration from the top of the mountain to the bottom of the sea on the understanding that nature is the standard by which we must govern ourselves,” said Kirkby. A preview of the paintings at the event will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. and the draw commences at 4:15 p.m. followed by hors d’oeuvres and wine. For tickets call 250-757-8597 or 250757-8775 or email nile.creek@shaw.ca.

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Vancouver Island Opera recital in Parksville LISSA ALEXANDER reporter@pqbnews.com

Enjoy an afternoon of operatic arias, art songs and musicals in Parksville this Sunday as the Vancouver Island Opera holds its second recital series of the season. The concert includes three young professionals

from Vancouver Baritone Andrew Andreychik, Soprano Shadan Saul and Tenor Sunny Shams. The recital on Sunday will include selections from Puccini’s La Boheme, as well as a variety of operatic music including La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, and Russians arias.

Sweet treats will be served at intermission courtesy of Quality Foods and VIO member Lois Hayes. The recital happens in Parksville at the MAC, located at 133 McMillan Street at 3 p.m. on April 27. Tickets are $20 at the door. For more information call Tatiana at 250-586-6095.

Premiere Performance showcasing youth of Qualicum Beach Come take in the artistic talents of local youth at the Kwalikum Secondary (KSS) School Fine Arts Society’s annual

Premiere Performance at the Civic Centre Tuesday, April 29. Visual art exhibits open at 6:30 p.m. and performances from the dra-

ma and music programs start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, available at the Mulberry Buch Bookstore in Qualicum Beach or by

The Qualicum Beach Community School Steering Committee asks for your support.

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A new CD being launched by a local group is Pure Dead Brilliant. In fact that’s the name of the CD being released by Celtic Chaos at a concert and dance on Saturday, May 3 in Qualicum Beach. The group has been together for about 12 years and began with Joyce Beaton on fiddle, Dave Barta on accordion and vocals, and Gordon Lafleur on Irish wooden flute and penny whistle. Beaton is from Scotland and, while vacationing on the Isle of Sky, she attended a session with her husband John (who is now also with the band called Celtic Chaos). Joyce loved the name and decided to bring it home for her band. As for the title of the CD, “Pure Dead Brilliant” is a Glaswegian saying and Joyce is from Glasgow, John explained. John has been a poet for many years and instead of contributing musically to the band, he’s a spoken word artist and performs in that realm with the group. One of his poems is on the new CD. “The CD is real mixture: instrumentals fast and slow, songs you can sing along and dance to, and one funny poem,” he said. John has been writing poetry since he was in grade school. He grew up in Inverness in the North of Scotland where he said poetry was part of the culture. In his father’s community there was a village poet who would write about common occurrences. “He would write a poem whenever a cow

died,” John laughed. At the university John attended in Scotland, poetry was also a big thing, he said. “You’d go into one room and there’d be a guy singing Bob Dylan songs with a guitar and there would be a lot of people sitting around and then in another room there would be a guy from the highlands reciting poetry with an equal number of people,” he said. “So it was quite popular.” John and Joyce’s daughter Emma used to be a member of Celtic Chaos, and on their previous CD, Pretty Fair Maid, she won Young Performer of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. She now lives in Boston and sings lead with modern string band Joy Kills Sorrow. Joe Spinelli has joined Celtic Chaos on double bass. The Beatons and Barta are very much involved in the local music scene and organize a number of community musical events and activities including the monthly Qualicum Acoustic Cafe, House Concerts at the Beaton’s home, and Oceanside Jammers classes among others. The CD release party is an all ages event and takes place at the Rotary Hall in Qualicum Beach, at the corner of Fern and Beach roads. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Following the group’s performance there will be a dance with a caller. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance at the Vintage Candy Store in Qualicum Beach. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and dessert will be included in the ticket price. The new CD will be available at reduced price of $10.

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COOMBS OLD TIME FIDDLERS DANCE 7:30-10pm, Rotary House, QB. Adults/$2.50 ebfoden@ gmail.com, 250-586-3743.

PALLIATIVE CAREGIVERS GROUP 2pm, 512 Hawthorne Dr., QB/off Village Way. Caregivers & family. Come share your journey. Carol Dowe: 250-752-2104 , caroldowe@gmail.com

11am-1:30pm, St. Columba Presbyterian Hall, 921 Wembley Rd., PV. Bring lunch. 250-586-6766

SOUL DANCE

7:30-9-pm, 675 Fir St. QB. 19+/$10 advance $12 door. Teresah, 250-634-8258, teresahlynn24@gmail.com.

LUNCHEON 11:45am-1:15pm, Bradley Ctre., 975 Shearme Rd. $6/ Members $2 annual. Info: Gunter, 250-248-2336, bradleycentre@shaw.ca

BIKE TO WORK WEEK 2pm. Meeting/PV Pharmasave Seminar Rm. 281 E Is. Hwy. Jim Swanson: 250-752-5643, j.e.swanson@shaw.ca

Reputable • Courteous • Service Direct: 250.228.4224 • gls@shaw.ca

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RHODODENDRON BLOOM AT MILNER GARDENS

SLEGG REALTY

Enjoy your walk through the woodland garden while the Rhododendrons put on their best display

MON. APR. 28

WED. APR. 30

Gates open 10am-4:30pm, Tea Room 1-4pm. Open daily. milnergardens@shaw.ca, www.milnergardens.org

OPEN MIC NIGHT

7-10pm, The Shady Rest Pub, 3109 W. Is. Hwy, QB.

STORYTELLERS CAFÉ

TEA DANCE

2-3pm, by the Mid-Island StoryTellers. PV Public Library, 100 Jensen Ave. ADULTS. 250-248-3841 or Parksville@virl.bc.ca

APRIL 26 & 27

MILNER GARDENS SPRING PLANT SALE 13th Annual Plant Sale. Come early for best selection!

SAT. APR. 26 COFFEE CHAT

2-4-pm, Cohousing‘Recreate the Village Concept’ QF ‘Step Above’ QB. Miriam Shell, 250-2484512, shellmiriam@gmail. com

SAT. APR. 26

SAT. APR. 26

LADIES AUXILIARY GARAGE & BAKE SALE

SUN. APR. 27

MARINE SWAP

IS. BEL CANTO SINGERS

10am, Monthly gathering/ Rotary House, 211 Fern Rd, QB, Info: 250-757-8755.

Reservations: 250-248-8129 138B Middleton Avenue Parksville www.flixnpixvideo.com

10am-4pm/Show & Sale/April 26 & 27, Nanoose Place, 2925 Northwest Bay Rd.

7-11pm. IDENTITY CRISIS! Shady Rest, 3109 W. Is. Hwy, QB.

RHODO SHOW & PLANT SALE

QB FARMERS MARKET 8:30am-12pm, Veterans Way. The best in local foods & crafts. 250-951-6516.

MENOPAUSE YOGA 4-hour Workshop, 203-891 Island Hwy West, PV. www. barerootsnaturalhealth.com, bare.roots.nhc@gmail.com, 250-954-2273

QB LAWN BOWLING CLUB

PLANT SALE

8am-12pm, Eaglecrest Garden Club, 531 Yambury Rd, QB.

EARTH DAY FILM Dr. Tara Macart

10 years healing Oceanside.

7pm, Knox United Church. Admission/donation.

Naturopathic Physician

WHOLE PERSON, WHOLE FAMILY MEDICINE

Opti-Balance Naturopathic Medicine

GARDEN CENTRE 845 Qualicum Road

10-11:30am, meet/SOS, 245 W. Hirst Ave., PV. Info & assistance re-Alcohol & Drug Use Disorder. Call Ray Deller, 250-714-9703 or smartrecovery@shaw.ca

SATURDAY STITCHING 1:30-3:30pm, PV Library, 100 Jensen Ave. E. All invited. 250-248-3841

SUN. APR. 27 RED CROSS EMERGENCY FIRST AID

9am-5pm, with AED/CPR 14yrs+. Pre-register/$80.35, RDN, 250-752-5014. Online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation

7:30pm, 27th at 6234 Spartan Rd, 29th at 100 Chapel St., Nanaimo. $15. Info/Laurene 250-248-2097, www.islandbelcanto.com

HEAD SHAVE FOR CANCER

10am-2pm, Dashwood Fire Dept./Hall, 230 Hobbs Rd. Info: 250-752-5434.

VI OPERA 3pm, 133 McMillan St, PV. An afternoon of operatic arias/$20/door.

VILLAGE VOICES

2:30pm, “Water of Life” at Christian Fellowship Ctre, 825 Village Way, QB. Donation $10/door. Darla Clarke, 250-752-5956

PARKSVILLE NEWCOMERS

5:30-6:30pm, 975 Shearme Rd, Coombs. 19+/$10. 250-713-3817, brittany@ greenhouse-marketing.ca

WED. APR. 30 TIMBERLINE DANCE

7-10pm, PV Legion, 146 West Hirst St. Adults/FREE. Info: Bill Wilson 250-7528542, laveer@shaw.ca

Doors/7pm/Meeting at 7:30pm, PV Comm. Centre, 132 Jensen Ave E. Guest: Ms Joanne Sales (Broom Busters). All welcome.

INFANT MASSAGE

10-11am, PV PHARMASAVE meeting rm. $80/4 classes. Massage your newborn/pre-crawler. Lita Kaback:250-594-8447, kaback@storm.ca

Need Assistance with Daily Tasks?

Marion’s TLC

Supporting Seniors at Home

Is here for YOU! Reasonable Rates! Call Today! Home: 250-951-0623

Marion Scott Cell: 250-240-0631

MUSIC ON SUNDAY 2:30-4:30pm, The Old School House, QB. Info: 250752-6133, qbtosh@shaw. ca, www.theoldschoolhouse. org/MOSWint2014.html

MON. APR. 28 CARPET BOWLING

8:45am-11:30am, April 28th & 30th, 975 Shearme Rd, Coombs. $2. 250-2480676, cwoods3@shaw.ca

Every day from 4 to 6pm go to Quality Foods for crazy low prices on a select product. The Appy Hour deal changes every day!

#4-161 Fern Road West, QB • 752-2711 www.opti-balance.com

KEN-DOR

10am-2pm, Mt Arrowsmith Rhododendron Soc. at the PV Curling Club. Marilyn Dawson: 250-752-3694.

SMART RECOVERY

12:30-3:30pm/Open House/ April 26 & 27, 665 Jones St @ 1st Avenue. Free tryouts, rain or shine. 250-752-3330

Optimal health is within your grasp.

9am-4pm, Bowser Legion. Deep Bay Yacht Club (DBYC) fundraiser. Rick Nickerson, 250-757-8438, ricknickerson@shaw.ca

NANOOSE BAY ART GROUP

LIVE MUSIC

COME SEE US TODAY!

THU. MAY 1

3-5pm, Location TBD, PV. Bring pencil, paper. Call: Anita Roy, 250-468-5400

ZUMBA

FREEMASONS LODGE

7pm-8pm, The MAC, 133, McMillan St, PV. (12-18 years). FREE/15 limit. Bring instrument. 250-248-8185.

WRITING GROUP

2179 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach milnergardens@shaw.ca, www.milnergardens.org

8am-1pm. Legion Hall. 180. Veterans Way. Q.B.

DROP-IN MUSIC JAM

TUE. APR. 29

April 26 & 27th 10am-4pm. Tea Room 10am-4pm

MUSIC TRIVIA

7pm, Shady Rest Pub. Prizes 3109 W. Island Hwy, QB.

2-5:00pm, Coombs Rodeo Grounds. $5, Musicians free. 250-738-1661; angievh@telus.net; www. chrco.org

Family Dentistry

New Patients Welcome! Dr. Denny B. Essig DMD 175 Corfield Street Parksville BC

(Across from Thrifty Foods)

250-586-4404 www.oceansidedentalcentre.com

Come In On SAT., APRIL 26 from 2pm For TOMATO TALKS with Jesse from Outrageous Edible and Bedibles

Jesse will discuss tomato varieties and will bring a selection of heirloom tomatoes.

Qualicum Beach • 250-594-1117 • Open 7 days a week 9am-5pm


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Accompanied by her cello and evocative vocal music, Kira Van Deusen will tell original stories based in Persian culture and about her own travels in Iran this Friday, April 25, as part of the Tales for the Telling, Stories for Adults series at the McMillan Arts Centre (MAC) in Parksville at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7). Her presentation, called A Persian Carpet Weaver, A Canadian Traveler, and The One Who Waited, explores a young woman’s journey of self discovery and the pressure inherent in a woman’s cultural experience in Iran. For more than twenty years, Van Deusen has delighted audiences in Canada, the Unit-

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ed States and Europe with her storytelling and music. Tickets are $10 at the door or can be purchased in advance at the MAC in Parksville which is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check www.mcmillanartscentre. com for more. — Submitted by Marva Blackmore

FOREVER YUNG

Watch ballroom as a sport A fundraiser raising money for dance scholarships for youth will take place April 25 at the Lighthouse Community Hall from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The event, hosted by Forever Yung Dance Studio in Parksville, will feature young competitors who will be participating in the Island Fantasy Ball in Nanaimo on May 3-4. Admission is by donation to a scholarship fund known as DanceSport. Every year Forever Yung gives out over $2,000 in youth scholarships.

DanceSport used to be referred to as competitive ballroom dancing but has been renamed to suit its modern image as a demanding sport. It consist of physical strength, agility, coordination, stamina, high level of fitness, discipline, teamwork, grace, style and musical interpretation. DanceSport provides opportunity for developing athletic discipline. The April 25 event is a dress rehearsal for local competitors offering them an opportunity to dance in front of an

audience. Both amateur couples and pro-am ladies will be competing. The dress rehearsal runs 6:30-7:45 p.m. and then a social dance for everyone will commence until 9 p.m. Refreshments will be available and people can bring finger foods to share. Prizes will be raffled to raise money for the DanceSport scholarship. For more on the studio visit www.foreveryungdancestudio.com. — NEWS Staff

FITNESS AND CHARITY

Learn tai chi for a good cause Come learn about the spine, posture, chakra, the meridian system and more at a presentation at St. Edmund’s Church in Parksville on April 29. Parksville Tai Chi is bringing in Nanaimo chiropractor Norm Detillieux who will also discuss the benefits the body gets from tai chi. Detillieux owns and operates Lifehouse Chiropractic Studio in Nanaimo. The event happens April 29 at 1:30 p.m. and is by donation to the local food bank.

Parksville Tai Chi is starting a beginner class May 1. Those classes run from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays at St. Edmund’s. Regular classes run Tuesdays at the same time. The cost is $20 per month, $50 for three months and all proceeds go back to the community. There is also a Friday practice class and one at the Community Park band shelter. For more information and to register call Eva Grodt at 250-954-1002 or e-mail evagrodt@telus.net. — Submitted by Parksville Tai Chi

Internationally Celebrated Concert Pianist EUGENE SKOVORODNIKOV Performing Works by Mozart and Schubert Sunday, April 27 2:30 pm Tel: 250-752-6133 www.theoldschoolhouse.org This ad is sponsored by Vivien Sears

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 The Parksville Qualicum Beach News NEW LISTING $239,900

IN-LAW SUITE $359,900

NEW LISTING $559,900

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• 2165 sq.ft/ 3 bed/3 bath • .86 ac private parklike fenced yard • Beautifully finished downstairs suite • Stainless appliances, vaulted ceilings, large deck

• 1722 sq. Ft 2 bed/ 2 bath • Great room design featuring over-height ceilings • Crown mouldings, stone fireplace, maple cabinets • Luxurious master bedroom with 5 piece ensuite

PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEWS $199,900

QUALICUM BAY $19,900

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OCEAN VIEW $439,900

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CENTRAL LOCATION $319,900

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2002 Hornet trailer with one slide Located in family friendly Qualicum Bay Resort Pool, playground, waterslide, recreation room Steps to the ocean

FAMILY FRIENDLY PARK $154,900

• 1010 sq.ft., 2 bed / 1 bath • Spacious 13 x 17 deck • Metal roof, new eavestroughs • 10 x 7 all purpose shed

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WALK ON WATERFRONT $399,900

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Parksville - Qualicum Beach Realty Country livingeach onlyoffice minutes from downtown Qualicum Beach! is independantly owned and operated On 1.94 acres this 3 bed, 3 bath home features oak cabinets and large pantry in kitchen, bright living room with wood stove, pot lights, spacious master bedroom with full ensuite, and a newly added double car garage with bonus room above...perfect extra space for the kids, crafter or guests! Outside enjoy the detached workshop & mountain views.

1007 CARDINAL WAY $349,000

3906 CREEKSIDE DRIVE $479,900 +GST

Immaculate 3 bed home with gas fireplace, maple cabinets, thermal windows and a hard wired generator for when the power goes out. Located a short walk from Arrowview Elementary School, Eaglecrest Golf Course, the beach, and walking trails to the Town of Qualicum Beach.

Beautifully built new home. Bright open plan with 2 bedrooms plus bonus room that could be a third bedroom. Features include hardwood flooring, lots of windows, under cabinet lighting, hardi-plank siding, extra outside electrical for extra lighting or a pond, and the list goes on. Located on a half acre backing on to Nile Creek and across the street from access to the Ocean.

6289 ISLAND HWY $795,000

LOT 2 CREEKSIDE DRIVE $129,900

#3-161 HORNE LAKE ROAD $29,900

Nile Landing is composed of beautifully treed ½ acre lots located along Nile Creek and just across the street from the ocean. This street of new homes is like none other in the area, with underground services to each lot, no ditches, no septic field required and a building scheme to protect your investment.

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A piece of paradise like none other. Nestled between park lands, down a quiet lane-way feeling road, and walking distance to the Town of Qualicum Beach, this newly developed .30 acre level lot is cleared and ready for you to start building your dream home. All services to the lot line, including natural gas. Step out your front door into the Heritage Forrest and stroll to the beach or golf course.....truly the best this area has to offer!

Beautiful walk on waterfront home with views that will leave you breathless. At 3426sqft this west coast designed home has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, an oversized games room along with a spacious kitchen open to the living room. Recent updates and features include hardwood flooring, granite counter tops, etched glass french doors, pellet stove, and your very own boat ramp! A bonus to this warm and inviting home is the swim spa located alongside the generous sized sunroom, and the 24 x 24 accessory building with an attached 3 bay garage perfect for a home based business or workshop.

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923 GLENHALE CRESCENT, FRENCH CREEK

• Oceanfront, steps to beach, 3yr. old 3382 sq. ft. 4 bed/4bath with separate in-law suite • Master on main, great room, gas fireplace, well-appointed kitchen, separate dining room • .57 acre with steps to beach, multiple patios, decks, pond & fountain, RV parking • Hardwood flooring, granite, stainless steel appliances, heat pump, lovely finishing

$1,325,000

1497 MASON TRAIL, FRENCH CREEK

• Renovated 2 bed/1bath mobile on its own .47 acre land in French creek on quiet cul-de-sac • Potentially sub dividable, great investment, rentable as holding property to build, or move in • $15,000 in improvements, new flooring, fridge, stove, washer and dryer, immaculate and clean • Close to beaches and amenities of Parksville and Qualicum Beach, 8 golf courses, walking trails

$209,000

423 CRESCENT ROAD WEST, QUALICUM BEACH

• Breathtaking ½ acre incredible Ocean view Estate Property in Qualicum Beach • Oversized dbl. garage & attached guest quarters w/2 en-suited bed & family room • 2 design building plans available for front part of present original home • Golf, beaches & all the amenities of the quaint town of Qualicum Beach

2600 LA SELVA PLACE, NANOOSE BAY

• Beautiful 2012 Georgie & Care Award winning West Coast Home • Private perfection on 3.1 acres, with amazing Ocean & Mountain views • Beamed & vaulted great room/dining area, floor to ceiling stone gas fireplace, bamboo flooring & wine cellar • Open kitchen with solid maple cabinetry, granite, eating island, butler’s pantry & much more

$1,675,000

3341 SCHOONER COVE, FAIRWINDS

• Private 2400 sq. ft. 3 bed plus den Fairwinds West Coast Contemporary home on ½ acre lot • Large kitchen with copious wood cabinetry, detached eating island, pantry and nook area with mud room • Vaulted ceilings in living room, separate dining, master has grand en-suite and walk-in closet • 2 decks & patio area, det dble garage/workshop, lower level guest bed/bath & large rec room with fireplace

$549,500

175 HOYLAKE ROAD WEST, QUALICUM BEACH

• Ocean view custom built rancher style executive home in Qualicum Beach. • Built with a unique flair by John Collins, designed by the locally renowned architect, Peter Jorgensen • California red tile roof, bright & light spacious interior floor plan with use of large windowscape & skylighting • Quiet cul-de-sac, 10 min walk to town centre amenities, golf course & the sandy beach

$725,000

Visit our website at www.sandifordhomes.com for further details, www.sandifordhomes.com additional pictures, and virtual tours of these and other properties

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Grant Wildeman REALTOR®

Parksville Qualicum Beach Realty Independently Owned & Operated

Cell: (250) 927-0357 Office: (250) 248-4321 Toll Free: 1-800-694-0357

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Centrally located 3 bedroom 2 bathroom rancher High end appliances and granite throughout Heat pump and electric fireplace Tons of RV parking and 5 person hot tub

2376 Chain Way, Nanoose Bay $399,000 • • • •

Spectacular 270 degree Ocean Views 2100 sq ft private retreat 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms 2.1 acres of super private location

*5% Down = $932 MONTHLY PAYMENT

764 Ermineskin Avenue, parksville $374,900 • • • •

4 bedrooms, 3 bathroom family home Living, family and bonus room Updated flooring and paint Fully fenced and RV parking

3-3199 Brooklin Lane, Hilliers $199,000 • 2 bedrooms and 1100 sq. ft., super quiet setting • 5 minutes from Qualicum Beach • Immaculate and 5 appliances included *Rates subject to change without notice. Certain conditions may apply based on OAC, E & OE*

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2066 sq. ft. stand alone Crofton Model Hardwood flooring, gourmet kitchen and custom built ins Bright and sunny southern exposure Oversized garage

2393 Higginson Road, Nanoose $625,000 • • • •

.49 acre walk on waterfront Great neighbourhood of spectacular homes Amazing ocean views and Beachcomber Marina Build your dream home here

What is MLS®? The Multiple Listing Service® is a co-operative marketing system that maximizes exposure of properties for sale. It is a central registry of properties used by REALTORS® to match buyers with properties for sale. Most homes sold in Canada are sold via the MLS® systems operated by real estate boards across the country. The MLS® system includes a sophisticated computer database of properties indexed by price, location, type of home, number of bedrooms, amenities and so forth. The VIREB MLS® maintains information on between 4800-7000 active listings of property for sale on the Island, and typically receives 77 new listings every day. Listings range from undeveloped lots to business opportunities or special properties. Listings are updated throughout the day. Why does it work? The strength of the MLS® system rests in the quality and accuracy of the information. Government, economists, financial institutions, appraisers and others all rely on MLS® data. This is because REALTORS® who submit the listing information, and MLS® staff at real estate boards who conduct quality control, are trained and educated in the complexities of real estate. REALTORS® know how to describe a property accurately and what information must be disclosed in an MLS® listing. For instance, if there is a restriction on the use of a property, something called an easement, this information must appear in the MLS® listing. Also, the MLS® connects buyers and sellers. If the MLS® system did not exist, sellers would have to choose an individual real estate brokerage to list their home and only that brokerage would have the information about it and the ability to show and sell it. If the MLS® system did not exist, buyers would have to go from REALTOR® to REALTOR® to view the listings of each individual brokerage. Many alternate systems and services exist to buy and sell homes and they all compete for customers. The MLS® is the REALTOR® option. How does MLS® benefit consumers? A large part of the REALTORS® job lies in finding properties that meet a buyer's needs. Using the MLS®, a REALTOR® can search the database for homes that suit budgets, location preferences and family requirements, and quickly put together a short list of suitable homes. This way a buyer can decide what home they want to see, what their options are and what types of properties the market has to offer. For sellers, the MLS®,  matches your property with as many qualified, motivated buyers as possible. The MLS® exposes your property to people most likely to purchase See MLS, PAGE B17

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• Lrg Living Rm w/newer woodstove, bright Kitchen w/maple cabinetry

• Spacious open plan Living/Dining Rm, Galley Kitchen, 2 Master Suites

• Spacious Family Rm w/3 pc sauna, Fir floors, huge entertainer’s deck

• Huge deck, WO lower level w/Family Room, Kitchen, Bath, Bedroom

• 526 sqft (approx) detached shop, 2 ponds, greenhouse, RV/ATV prkg

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Sprawling 1800 square foot custom built rancher on 1/3 of an acre with attached 1 bedroom and den self - contained suite. Impressive and spacious living area designed with a “great room” concept, country kitchen with an abundance of oak cabinetry and an eating island. Single gentleman pays $750 per month for suite which would pay for most of your mortgage!

Private south-facing backyard is one of the nice features of this Parksville 3 bedroom 2 bath rancher. Spacious living room with gas fireplace featuring large windows and easy care laminate flooring, formal dining room, spacious kitchen with eating nook and updated main bathroom with skylight. Close to schools and shopping, this home is suitable for both families or retirees. Great Oceanside location on a quiet street.

419-1600 Stroulger Rd, Nanoose Bay $371,900

1935 Morello Rd, Nanoose Bay $599,900

This spectacular waterfront patio home has the most amazing views from almost every room! The heated sunroom offers you the warmth and sunshine all day long. The rooms are all very spacious inside and the master bedroom offers a deluxe ensuite bathroom with jetted tub and triple sided mirrors around the double vanity area. Enjoy cooking in the spacious maple kitchen while looking out towards the back gardens and ocean setting.

Acreage all set up for animal lovers! This private 4 acre property is fully fenced and cross fenced and is perfect for a home based business in the pet industry, i.e. training, grooming, breeding, daycare, etc. There is also a barn and riding ring for horses and trails nearby. This ocean & mountain view rancher offers over 2100 sq. ft of living space with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, several skylights, sun tunnel, and fireplaces in both living and family rooms.


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Saturday, April 26 • Noon-3pm

#17-631 Blenkin Avenue Oceanwood Gardens, Parksville

New Listing 2875 Olympic Road, Qualicum Bay $729,000 Beautiful Family Home With Suites • • • •

Immaculate 3000+ sf home on 4.6 acres Sweeping ocean and mountain views Main level-entry 2 bedroom in law-suite Additional 2 bedrooms + den, 4 bathrooms • 800 sf carriage house

• Detached workshop + Quonset Hut • Quiet equestrian neighbourhood 10 minutes from town • Huge sun-drenched decks • Miles of riding/hiking/biking trails • Ideal site for horse property/ranch

Open House • 2-4pm

Saturday, Apr. 26 and Sunday Apr. 27

$

269,000

• 2004 built, 1084 sq/ft Patio Home on heated crawl. • 2 Bed, 2 bath, natural gas heat & fireplace. • 9 ft & vaulted ceilings, custom sun tunnels. • Large double garage & sunny rear patio.

JM

For more information and pics, go to

www.johnmilroy.com

John Milroy 250.248.8371

jmilroy@shaw.ca

OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY & SUNDAY 1pm to 4pm

Located at 500 Corfield St. Parksville, BC PHASE I & II SOLD OUT • PHASE III & PHASE IV NOW SELLING

Starting at $335,000

PLUS GST

• Beautifully finished single level patio homes.

• Oversized 2 car garage.

• 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, + den.

• 1333 to 1500 sq. ft of living space.

Show Suite Designed by Patti Ransom Interior Design.

CONTACT US 1.866.956.6228 www.creeksideatcorfield.com FOR A FULL INFORMATION PACKAGE CONTACT John Cooper *PREC john@coopermclintock.ca or Sean McLintock *PREC sean@coopermclintock.ca

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Sockeye Place Steelhead Place Spring Place

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Englishman River Englishman River Falls Park

“See What Your House is Worth... No Cost, No Pressure, No Obligation”

Dale Rumming* Email: deadlydale@shaw.ca www.dalerumming.ca www.parksvillemobilehomes.com

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250-248-8371 *P.R.E.C.

314 East Island Highway, Parksville, BC V9P 2H1

West to Port Alberni, Long Beach, Tofino and Ucluelet

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BOWSER 5383 Deep Bay Dr., Bowser QUALICUM BAY 2875 Olympic Rd., Qualicum Bay QUALICUM BEACH 679 Pelorus Pl., Qualicum Beach 3295 Island Hwy. W., Qualicum Beach 105-3132 Island W. Hwy., Qualicum Beach PARKSVILLE 17-631 Blenkin Ave., Parksville 1381 Cape Cod Dr., Craig Bay 575 Vine Dr., Parksville 400 Rosewood Cl., Parksville 500 Corfield St. “Creekside”, Parksville 9-120 Finholm St., Parksville 1351 Cape Cod Dr., Craig Bay 611 Lowrey’s Rd., French Creek 298 Smith Pl., Parksville 4-405 Craig St., Parksville NANOOSE BAY 3032 Matthew Rd., Nanoose Bay 3627 Elginwood Pl., Fairwinds 3739 Ashton Pl., Fairwinds

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Joanne Ferreiro, Coast

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$414,900 Saturday from $129,000 Saturday $259,000 Sunday

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Kari Searle, Royal LePage Matt Breedlove, Royal LePage Dave Kovach, Royal LePage

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$269,000 $399,000

Saturday Saturday Sat., Sun. Sat., Sun. from $335,000 Sat., Sun. $159,900 Sunday $408,000 Sunday $399,900 Sunday $329,900 Sunday $199,900 Sunday

Noon-3 pm 1-3 pm 1-3 pm 1-3 pm 1-4 pm 1-3 pm 1-3 pm 1-3 pm 1-3 pm 1-3 pm

John Milroy, Coast Andrew Simons, Royal LePage Dan Chase, Kanora Design Dan Chase, Kanora Design John Cooper, Re/Max Nanaimo Wes Bennett, Royal LePage Mary-Ann Kennedy, Royal LePage Kari Searle, Royal LePage Rudi Widdershoven, Re/Max First Frank and Tricia Fletcher, Royal LePage

W1 X6 X7

$480,000 $629,000 $789,000

11 am-1 pm 2-4 pm 2-4 pm

Alyce Carney, Coldwell Banker/Slegg Graeme Hardy, Royal LePage Gloria Dafoe, Royal LePage

Living in your dream community is the result of following your heart and a touch of expert advice.

OPEN HOUSES Saturday & Sunday • 1 to 3pm 575 Vine Drive Parksville

Buying or selling, align yourself with a hardworking, honest realtor who has a reputation for results.

JOANNE FERREIRO 250.228.4231

joanne@joanneferreiro.com

Office: 250-248-8371

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400 Rosewood Close Parksville

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3295 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach The Shorewater Condominium Oceanfront Resort

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Royal LePage Parksville / Qualicum Beach Realty

OPEN HOUSE

www.OhsMclane.com 250-752-SOLD (7653)

Parksville Qualicum Beach Realty Independently Owned & Operated

Sun. Apr. 27 • 2:00-4:00pm 3739 Ashton Place, Fairwinds

• Stunning new 2432 sqft 3 bed rancher above 1st green of golf course

679 Pelorus Place, Qualicum Beach

• 2 bed/ 2 bath... Sunroom!

Tricia & Frank Fletcher

Each Office Independently Owned and Operated

Hosted by Kari Searle

OPEN HOUSE

Karen

Roberts

OPEN HOUSE • Sun. April 27 • 1-3pm

Sun. Apr. 27 • 2:00-4:00pm 3627 Elginwood Place, Fairwinds

#9-120 Finholm Street, Parksville

Hosted by: Graeme Hardy

Lovely, updated 2 bedroom patio home.

$159,900

Hosted by Wes Bennett 250-954-7300

Each Office Independently Owned and Operated

Royal LePage Parksville / Qualicum Beach Realty

Royal LePage Parksville / Qualicum Beach Realty

Susan Forrest Phone 250-947-9900 susan@susanforrest.com

OPEN HOUSE Sun. Apr. 27 • 1:00-3:00pm 1351 Cape Cod Drive, Craig Bay

• Architecturally designed, modern feel with views from many rooms

• Spacious open plan, skylights, good-sized deck, lots of privacy

Susan Forrest Phone 250-947-9900 susan@susanforrest.com

Hosted by: Mary-Ann Kennedy Each Office Independently Owned and Operated

Royal LePage Parksville / Qualicum Beach Realty

408,000

Phone 250-947-9900 susan@susanforrest.com

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Arlene Sequoia

550,000

124 Craig Street, Parksville

250-248-2488

OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, APRIL 26 11am - 1pm

3032 MATTHEW ROAD, NANOOSE BAY • Cozy well maintained home • Room to expand • Overheight 860 sq. ft. shop • 2.54 fully fenced acres

$

480,000

Alyce Carney 250-248-2488

124 Craig Street, Parksville

OPEN HOUSE with Rudi WIDDERSHOVEN

298 SMITH PLACE, PARKSVILLE

Sun., April 27 • 1-3pm 329,900

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RESIDENTIAL • COMMERCIAL

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KEN DROOG REALTOR®

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RESIDENTIAL LISTINGS

120 Mills Street, Parksville

1299 Woodlands Drive, Parksville

3-1600 Brynmarl Rd, Nanoose Bay

1973 Island Hwy E, Parksville

• Easy walking to trails, beach & downtown • Stainless steel appliances, tile flooring • Covered RV parking, pull thru garage • Private and spacious yard, beautiful patio

• .35 acre potentially subdividable, or lots of room for a large shop • Modern updates with open floor plan • 4 bedrooms, 2 ensuites, lots of space to expand

• Beautiful views overlooking Beachcomber Marina • Fabulous open floor plan, southern exposure • Ideal location, minutes to Fairwinds Golf Course • Enjoy the scenic ocean view

• 1360 sq. ft. rancher on 0.61 acre, 3 beds,1 bath • Ideal location between, 10 minutes to Nanaimo • Zoned RU5 for excellent use including home based business

$459,900

$323,800

$439,900

$199,900

MLS # 369969

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5693 Malibu Terrace, Nanaimo

739 Newcastle Avenue, Parksville

5-2100 Errington Road, Coombs

3265 Grandon Road, Qualicum Beach

Enjoy the amazing trail systems of Errington Fully renovated by meticulous owners Strata Fee is only $65 / month for common septic and well Shows immaculate, drive thru garage access to back yard

• Privacy is yours with this 1.48 acre property • Full fenced yard with separate double detached garage • Minutes to downtown Qualicum Beach

• Rutherford area with easy walk to amenities and shopping • Beautiful 2 bedroom legal suite • Main floor open plan and some ocean view

• Excellent central location to all levels of schools • Three level split, renovated with 5 bedrooms • Fabulous sun soaked back yard

$459,900

$429,900

$349,900

$185,000

MLS # 371051

MLS # 372415

MLS # 369549

MLS # 368418

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE AUSSIE PET MOBILE

SOLD 1304 Alberni Hwy

1271Kopernick Rd

• 4.3 acres of land • Over 140 mini storage units, 57 covered storage spaces and over 60 open storage spaces $1,550,000

119 2nd W Ave, Qualicum Beach

• 10,000 sq ft industrial building with an additional 2000 sq ft on the mezzanine floor • Located on 5.35 acres, zoned CD-4 $740,000

The Vintage Candy Shop, in operation since July 2010, offers a unique opportunity to purchase an established business right in the heart of Qualicum Beach. The Vintage Candy Shop is undoubtedly one of the finest shops of its kind on Vancouver Island. Tastefully decorated with custom shelving, vintage decor, classic candy jars and more.

$69,900

• Includes Mid Island and Victoria Market • 2 Grooming Vans • Great established clientele $150,000

I am currently working with BC PNP immigration clients and seeking qualified businesses. 1137 Smithers Rd

Commercial lease space in varying sizes up to 5,600 sq ft

P 250.248.1071

1343 Alberni Hwy Commercial • Overheight ceilings available. • 2 separate buildings - 1 up to 5600 sq ft, 2 up to 4000 sq ft $185,000

TF 888.243.1071

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WWW.KENDROOG.COM #101-897 Island Highway West, Parksville, BC V9P 2E9


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2 offices serving Oceanside... 1 professional team of realtors! Parksville @250.248.8371 or Qualicum Beach @ 250.752.3375 1.888.954.4433

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• Custom 3500 sq. ft. home with sep. 1 bed. suite • 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, brazillian cherry floors • Bright open plan, great yard, handy location

$169,000

$479,900

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17 - 631 BLENKIN AVE, PARKSVILLE

686 IRONWOOD AVENUE

kevin clayton

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2004 built, 1084 sq/ft Patio Home on heated crawl. 2 Bed, 2 bath, natural gas heat & fireplace. 9 ft & vaulted ceilings, custom sun tunnels. Large double garage & sunny rear patio

$269,000

17-310 PYM ST, PARKSVILLE

$225,000

Gary Neufeld

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811 FLAMINGO DRIVE

2,294 sqft. beachfront cottage Walk-on beach, close to amenities 0.41 of an acre with out-buildings Glorious sun room, magnificent views

$749,900

• • • •

$589,000

1 - 3704 MELROSE, QUALICUM BEACH

• Brand new - move-in ready! • Just minutes from Qualicum or Coombs

Aaron Nicklen* $99,900

Aaron Nicklen*

24- 631 BLENKIN AVE, PARKSVILLE 2004 built, 1238 sq/ft, End Unit Patio Home. Open Concept Kitchen, Dining & Living Rooms. Southwest Exposure with wrap-around landscaping. Large double garage, lots of storage

$294,000

John Milroy

511 YAMBURY ROAD

Choice Eaglecrest building lot Level lot, plans are available 0.67 of an acre, 5 mins. to sandy beach Close to amenities and shopping

$279,000

Louise Roy

253-330 DOGWOOD STREET • 1371 sf extensively renovated unit • Ocean-side Shoreline Estates • Double garage + storage

$319,000

Jill Tuggle

$649,000

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1880 sq ft home on 5 acres near Spider Lake Detached double garage & 26’ x 36’ shop Sunny spaces, mountain views, forest paths Gardens, fruit trees, berry bushes & trout pond

695,000

13-1401 PRICE ROAD

$94,900

Dale Rumming*

SOLD

488 TEMPLE ST, PARKSVILLE

• New 1606 sq.ft rancher • Gourmet kitchen • Luxurious master ensuite • Quality finishing throughout

$409,900

John Barnum

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Brenda Nicolls*

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238 FOURTH W. AVE.

Close to pool, shops, galleries in Qualicum Beach Private double lot, separate workshop Wood stove, garden area, fruit trees 1,833 sqft., 4 beds, 2 baths

$359,000

Aaron Nicklen*

2014

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1800 sq ft, 3 bed, 2 bath rancher Quality build in 2009, lots of extras Hardwood and tile throughout Fully fenced, irrigated & landscaped

Louise Roy $469,900

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Jim/Margo Hoffman

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Kim and Jo

3 bed, 2 bath New fenced yard Heat pump and wood stove You own the land

$169,900

Dale Rumming*

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862 BALLENAS RD, SAN PAREIL • • • •

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Affordable 1794 sq. ft. split family home 3 beds, 2 full baths, spacious open kitchen Lovely private lot on treed ¼ acre Close to beach, Rathtrevor & Englishman River

$315,000

John Milroy

Ian Whitelaw

202A-181 BEACHSIDE DRIVE

• Best fractional value to own in the Beach Club Resort • 340sf Studio Unit with mini kitchen • Live the beach - and live the life!

$29,900

852 EDGEWARE AVENUE

• • • •

Immaculate 1,442 sqft. home 3 beds, 2 baths, recent upgrades Jacuzzi tub, alarm system Attached double garage

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Renovated top to bottom Dining room overlooks large backyard Generous, private bedrooms 1,650 sqft., 2 beds, 3 baths

$309,000

#2 - 2100 ERRINGTON ROAD

2005 park model in excellent condition. Directly across from the ocean Membership good until 2092 Come to Paradise and check it out now

$98,900

$169,000

654 PHILLIPS • 2 Beds, 2 baths • Quiet & private location! • Near walking trails & beach access

52A SURFSIDE • • • •

Brenda Nicolls*

394 #L CRAIG STREET • Well maintained 3-bdrm mobile home • Share in friendly co-operative park • $150 monthly fee inc. maintenance, water, sewer, land tax

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#3 120 FINHOLM, PARKSVILLE

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very year, members of local Rotary clubs. travel to other countries to work on international service activities. This year a group of Rotarians from Qualicum Beach and other Island clubs worked in a mountainous area of Guatemala on projects with local people in the towns of San Lucas Toliman and San Antonio Palopa. These service projects, undertaken and funded by Island Rotary clubs, were coordinated by Rotarians Jacqueline Mealing and David Sheppard of Qualicum Beach, who spent four months arranging the accommodation and work schedules of Rotary teams from Vancouver island. The teams worked on different projects including the construction of washing stations and sanitation facilities. As By Norm Watts well, Rotarians provided support for a mobile dental clinic and the repair of widows’ homes often requiring the replacement of leaky roofs. There are many rural families in this region of Guatemala that rely upon open fires within the house to supply heating and provide for cooking. Often, older Mayan women are blind from exposure to smoke, and children are at risk of serious burns and respiratory illness. Rotarians have purchased and supply small stoves which are a more efficient heating source while providing an excellent means for cooking and preparing meals. Rotarians work with local people to install these unique stoves. Much of the work directed by Rotarians is intended to assist the Mayan families living in the area, but special efforts are always made to improve life for the children in these communities. During these Rotary visits to Guatemala

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Parental Alienation Awareness Day is Thursday Parental Alienation Awareness Day on April 25 is now marked annually in Nanaimo and many corners of the globe. When parental, extended family, and grandparent alienation occurs, unsuspecting spouses/ partners and grandparents are victimized as well as the children, and often denied contact. Grandparents and grandchildren treated this way are defined as being subject to Elder Abuse and Child Abuse, according to a news release from the Canadian Grandparents Rights Association. As parental alienation behaviour gains more

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there are opportunities to distribute school supplies and to assist children in making education an important part of their lives. As Qualicum Beach Rotarian Dave Bartram stated, “The children are beautiful and show their appreciation with such wonderful smiles at being given an opportunity to go to school. This was a Rotary Moment and makes it all worthwhile.” Wherever possible Rotarians ensure that the men and women of the region are involved in the service activities, and needed supplies are purchased through local suppliers within their country. Rotarians pride themselves on making sure that the work they do is sustainable and can be maintained by members of the local community. Rotary members are committed to the sound stewardship of funds, and so money donated to purchase equipment must go directly to the project. Rotarians travel to the host country at their own expense to ensure that each dollar provided will realize the most benefit to those who need assistance. Notes: Local Rotary members were involved in delivering funds raised at a Qualicum Beach public fund raiser to assist the people of the Philippines after the destructive tsunami. By connecting directly with Rotarians in the Philippines the money was used to assist fishermen in purchasing small boats which were lost. These fishermen are now able to go on earning a living.

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My years at Kwalikum Secondary have been ones that I will remember forever. Playing on the school athletic teams has been a highlight, and friends have always kept things interesting. After graduation, I hope to continue with school at UVIC or Camosun College, and pursue a career in mechanical engineering. I also hope to not give up on my dream of travelling to Barcelona to see a professional soccer match. “Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning.” Orrin Hatch Go Kondors!

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Organizers are optimistic that this Sunday’s ninth annual Dashwood Fire Department Head Shave for Cancer will be a huge success. “We are all geared up and ready to go with the head shave, car wash and penny pot,” said organizer Harvey Twidale who is encouraging people to drop off their old pennies. “It looks like the weather may be cooperating this year,” he added, admitting poor weather hasn’t helped them in the last couple years, but they will go ahead rain or shine. He said there are a number of young people and families already signed up for the event which has raised more than $35,000 all together. “I am aware of one young fellow with long enough hair to be donated to make wigs for

children with cancer,” he said, a program they have contributed to a number of times. They also have at least a few firefighters from other departments joining them again this year. He said that while it is a festive event, “it is also important for families  affected by cancer with them participating to honour and remember their loved ones.” Running from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 27, Evelyn from Evelyn’s Barber Shop and Cheryle from the Bayside Salon will again be on hand to shave anyone, along with an extra cutter available this year. For more information contact the fire department at 230 Hobbs Road, 250-752-5434, Twidale at 250-752-9882, or check the website at www.dashwoodvfd.com. The shaves, car washes and refreshments are all available by donation.

have had here, and the people who have watched me and many others grow up. I will never forget, my loving family and friends at Qualicum Beach School of Dance, which is my second home. “To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream, not only dream, but also believe.” -Anatole France

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hen I was eight, we lived next door to the Gospel Temple. I absolutely loved that church — but not for religious reasons. I loved it because it had a huge parking lot ideal for road hockey. I spent many carefree hours there pretending to be Bobby Orr or Eddie Shack. But I’d never actually gone inside. That all changed in the late spring. A missionary family arrived at the temple with a travel trailer. Soon there were pamphlets at every door inviting us to a puppet show. They could have all the puppets they liked, but I wasn’t going to church, no sir! Sunday mornings By Ray Smit were for watching cartoons. On Saturday night, I didn’t have a care in the world. The next morning mom and dad woke me early and told me I was going to Sunday school. “What?” I yelled reasonably. “Why do I have to go to church? You don’t!” “Never mind that” dad warned ominously. “You’re going!” “Is Jay going too?” “No, your brother and his friend Steve are going swimming at the community pool.” “But that’s not fair! Why doesn’t Jay have to go to church?” “Never mind. You just put on your suit!” A suit? Were they kidding? It was a nightmare! I arrived at Sunday school with a nickel for the collection and an aura of martyrdom. The other boys were similarly morose as we pulled at our ties gasping for breath and tried to ignore toe-pinching dress shoes. The puppet show lasted five minutes and then they started quizzing us about the Bible. It was my first day and there was already a test! Looking back, I suppose they were a little shocked at my answers. “Do you know who Moses was?” “Charlton Heston?” “Who were Jesus’ first two disciples?” “Davey and Goliath. They have their own cartoon show.” “Can you name something God

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created?” “Baseball! It says so right in the first verse of the Bible: In the big inning.” I don’t think they were impressed by my sense of humour. But when I got home, mom and dad seemed in an unusually good mood. “Did you like church?”“No!” “You’ll get used to it,” Mum smiled. “Yes,” dad grinned at my mother, “and it’s a lot cheaper than sending him to the movies.” I guess a lot of people have a negative view of church. I did. But it wasn’t until I started going to Qualicum Baptist a few years ago that I realized how much church has changed! It’s fun! People wear jeans and T-shirts, the sermons are informative and interesting, and we have a nice lunch afterwards. If church was only like this when I was a kid, I’d have been the first one through the doors. Still, something has always bugged me about those early days. Why didn’t Jay have to go? “Easy,” Jay replied with a laugh. “That spring my friend Steve and I were playing Mission Impossible at the church. We had a huge pile of firecrackers and decided to tie them all together with a long fuse. They had a row of tulips along the wall and we put one firecracker in each flower. Then we lit the fuse. One of the church ladies walked around the corner just as the tulips started exploding from one end of the building to the other. It was like slow motion. Naturally, she turned us in. After that mom and dad were too embarrassed to send me to church, so they let me go swimming instead. “So you were rewarded for your mayhem?” I muttered incredulously. “Yup. And I guess that’s why you’re a chaplain and I get to sleep in on Sundays.” Ray Smit’s column appears every second Thursday. Ray serves as the Chaplain to Seniors at Qualicum Beach Community Baptist Church. E-mail is Raymondsmit@shaw.ca.

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Parksville resident Serge Vallaincourt has received the Exceptional Public Awareness Award from the ALS Society of B.C. for his tireless work promoting the society’s work, including the Mid-Island Walk for ALS which is held in Parksville. Presented at the society’s annual awards this month in Richmond, the award is meant to recognize exceptional programs that aim to educate and increase public awareness of ALS. “I am in the fight to win against ALS, and

when I feel down I remind myself where I am,” Vallaincourt said. “I have the support of my wife, daughter and my two sons and I couldn’t do this without them. I can’t move my hands much anymore, but there are people in the world who don’t even have hands and are in a much worse situation than I am. ALS can take my hands, but it can’t take my hope, spirit or determination.” — NEWS Staff/Submitted by the ALS Society of B.C.

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What you need to know about Aboriginal people Stereotypes and myths about Aboriginal people are addressed head-on by 13 Aboriginal students at Vancouver Island University (VIU) who participated in a poster project exploring their personal perspectives. Each of the posters is titled “What you need to know about me,” and includes a photo of the student, their Aboriginal origin and home community, their perspective on a stereotype that needs to be broken, and a statement defining what they hope to achieve in their education. Cassidy Caron is from the Métis Nation of B.C., and in her poster addressed a stereotype that results from a lack of knowledge held by some people when referring to her distinct Aboriginal group. in e Jo

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