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Study will help city better understand mine network By Tamara Cunningham THe NewS BULLeTiN

A study of Nanaimo’s abandoned coal mines is a “baby step” toward understanding the stability of underground tunnels, according to the city’s acting manager of engineering. Nanaimo city council unanimously agreed Monday to engage a team of consultants to map areas of the city’s abandoned mines that could collapse into sinkholes. The municipality will

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for sinkholes to develop. The information is expected to help the city’s engineering department determine high priority areas for “subsidence risk,” whether or not there should be concern for utility work over some mines and identify areas Nanaimo city council could potentially do further fieldwork. “This study is a first step in potentially what could be a longer program,” he said. See ‘CITY’ /5

Nanaimo’s mayor is looking into the possibility of uniting Island municipalities under a single 911 partnership, with a vision to see the city become the call centre for Vancouver Island. Mayor John Ruttan sees the potential to maintain a local service and find cost savings by getting Island communities to buy into a consolidated 911 service based out of Nanaimo. It’s an option the city hasn’t yet pursued, but with a status quo system and one-year exit clause from a contract with the RCMP, Ruttan says there’s now a chance to investigate the possibility of a larger partnership. The move comes on the heels of a decision by Nanaimo city council in February to sign a five-year memorandum of understanding with the RCMP to manage its central Island 911 service. The decision, made in a closed meeting, will cost the city $335,250 a year – an 18-per cent increase over 2013 to help pay for administrative costs and an additional staff person. There is also the potential for the RCMP to charge up to $500,000 to Nanaimo and its two partners, the Cowichan Valley Regional District and Nanaimo Regional District, to upgrade its system in the future. The alternative was to go with Vancouverbased E-Comm, a company that provides service to places like Metro Vancouver and the Sunshine Coast Regional District. It would have cost the city $126,000 a year, but council members were concerned about the loss of geographic knowledge and keeping jobs local. See ‘RUTTAN’ /4

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Motion for referendum on water deal fails An effort to see lantzville residents decide the outcome of a new water supply deal has failed. lantzville Coun. Denise haime called for a new water supply deal with Nanaimo to go to referendum this November. The motion was seconded by no one at a council meeting Monday, leaving it dead in the water. haime said she is “shocked” her colleagues weren’t willing to at least discuss a potential referendum question. The deal with Nanaimo makes it a condition that lantzville electors approve the 20-year agreement. “i found it extremely disappointing,” haime said. “why not have the residents make the decision on their future?” At its open meeting, lantzville council decided to formally receive the proposed water deal with Nanaimo, which was approved by city politicians in February. staff members are expected to prepare a detailed report on the agreement and schedule a public meeting for resident feedback.

Nanaimo powers down for annual Earth Hour Nanaimo will once again join the world in turning off unnecessary lights and electronic equipment for earth hour. The annual event happens saturday (March 29) 8:30-9:30 p.m. when the world turns off its lights for one hour to show it’s possible to take action against climate change. This year, the City of Nanaimo continues its support to raise awareness about what can be done to save energy and lower greenhouse gas emissions, as well as show how everyday actions, like turning off unnecessary lights, add up to make a big difference. For earth hour, lights will be dimmed at the Vancouver island Conference Centre and city hall. earth hour started in sydney, Australia, in 2007 as a campaign on climate change. During earth hour 2013, British Columbians saved 136 megawatt hours of electricity, equivalent to switching off more than 10 million 12.5-watt leD light bulbs. Nanaimo residents reduced their power consumption by 5.3 per cent.

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Pierre Poutine, a.k.a. Council of Canadians B.C./Yukon national board rep Paul Manly, was at the corner of Terminal Avenue and Commercial Street Tuesday as part of a council and leadnow.ca joint protest against Bill C-23, the Fair Elections Act. Opponents say the legislation doesn’t correct problems from the previous federal election.

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The Mid-Island Council of Canadians joined protesters across the country Tuesday, rallying against the Conservative government’s Fair Elections Act legislation, which it said could negatively affect future elections. The federal government said it created Bill C-23 in response to complaints of automated calls, or robocalls, from a phone registered to Pierre Poutine, that led voters to incorrect polling stations, as well as rude calls claiming to be from the federal Liberal Party during the 2011 federal election. But Paul Manly, B.C./Yukon council board representative, said there is much wrong with the legislation, or what he calls the “unfair elections act.” “First of all, it doesn’t correct the problems that we had with the last election, where we had a major voter fraud through the robocall scandal and the judge in that case said that there was evidence to show that it was likely that the Conservative party’s [constituent information management system] database was used to make those robocalls ... the new legislation doesn’t deal with that problem at all,” Manly said. “It doesn’t require that witnesses are compelled to give testimony, it doesn’t compel [political] parties to let the electoral officer access the database to see whether it was used in those kind of fraudulent cases, so there’s a number of things that it doesn’t do,” he said.

Manly said what Bill C-23 does is forbid Elections Canada from promoting voting to school children, which will have a negative impact in getting the next generation of voters out and involved in the electoral process. Another issue is removal of the voucher system, where a voter can have a fellow voter, in the same electoral riding, “vouching” for his or her identity, through an oath. Manly said people who use the system are being disenfranchised. “Mostly those are people who are marginalized in society,” said Manly. “We’re trying to get them out to vote because they should have a say and so that’s the other thing we really object to in this bill.” Nanaimo-Alberni Conservative MP James Lunney was unavailable for comment but did express his views in a statement. He said along with 38 recommendations from the chief electoral officer, Bill C-23 introduces measures that will protect voters from rogue calls and political impostors and will ensure fraudsters are stopped before their ballot is cast. The rules will be concise and easy for voters to follow. Lunney also detailed why he is in favour of voucher elimination. “There are 39 valid [identification] options, such as driver’s licence, health card, utility bill, credit card, residential lease, passport, old age security card, an attestation of residence at a shelter, or provincial ID card, only two of which will be necessary at the polling booth,” he said, adding identification options would be advertised well in advance. It would make Canadian laws tougher, will make life harder for people violating election laws and put the focus back on citizens taking part in democracy, Lunney said.

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Ruttan plans to drum up support for Island 911 service ALMANAC prevents any major cal leaders this April of the CVRD, were native 911 models, From /1

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ICBC upgrades intersections Accident numbers for vehicles and pedestrians should hopefully drop a little this year thanks to safety upgrades partly paid for by the Insurance Corporation of B.C. ICBC spent $87,000 on 17 projects in Nanaimo and on Gabriola Island in 2013 to improve crosswalks, sign visibility, pedestrian crossings and sidewalks. The upgrades were made in partnership with municipalities to improve safety for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists and are part of the corporation’s long-standing road improvement program, which has spent $120 million for road upgrades and safety studies across the province since 1990. Local safety upgrades included installation of pedestrian countdown timers at

the Nanaimo Parkway/Island Highway interchange, the Terminal Avenue/Townsite Road and Departure Bay Road/Norwell Drive intersections. Curb extensions were installed at the Wallace and Bastion streets intersection, Departure Bay at Uplands Drive, Jenkins Road at Everett Road and at the McGirr and Dover roads intersection. New sidewalks were installed at Rock City Elementary School and Woodlands Secondary School, between Lawlor Road and Tenth Street and between Applecross Road and Uplands Drive. A bus stop and crosswalk were upgraded at Nanaimo District Secondary School. A crosswalk was improved at Departure Bay and Argyle Roads. A paved bike path was created along the Island High-

way between Maki and Chase River roads and an advance left turn signal was installed at Wallace Street and Comox Road. Traffic signs were upgraded at various locations across Nanaimo and a lane and road shoulder was widened to give better access for cyclists and pedestrians at Taylor and McConvey roads on Gabriola Island. Evaluation of the road improvement program indicates that, over a two year period, every dollar spent by ICBC results in a five-fold return in lower claims costs. “Everyone benefits from road improvements – from drivers to pedestrians – because safer roads mean fewer crashes, which also translates into lower claim costs,” said John Dickinson, ICBC’s director of road safety.

City wants to partner with province on mine mapping From /1

The recent effort comes after the discovery of a two-storey-deep mine collapse and developing sinkhole beneath Pine Street in south Nanaimo. It was the first time city officials

had encountered a mine that presented an immediate and serious safety issue, prompting plans to search for other dangerous and weakened tunnels. The B.C. Ministry of Energy and Mines has indicated it would be

willing to work with the city to determine the risk of abandoned mines but it’s not yet known what form the partnership will take, according to Rosen. City staff members

will now formally request the partnership and come up with terms of reference for consultants to develop a work plan.

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City councillors make choices every week and very few are life-and-death decisions. When it comes to 911, that all changes. Nanaimo city council was forced to consider a complicated issue last month when it renewed a 911 contract with the RCMP. The police will charge the city $335,000 to run the switchboard, whereas a mainlandbased company called E-Comm was offering a comparative bargain, $126,000, for the same service. Council voted 7-2 to continue with the RCMP, presumably deciding it was worth paying extra to keep jobs local and hope that operators answering 911 would have superior local geographic knowledge. (E-Comm operators could hardly be blamed for hanging up on a surefire prank call from Twiggly Wiggly Road.) It’s hard to argue that public safety must be paramount, within reason, and if a 911 operator’s local knowledge helps save even one life over the next 12 months, then Nanaimo is the better for it. But will we see that sort of value for our dollar? This six-figure contract only guarantees that someone will pick up the phone and direct our 911 call to police, fire or ambulance, before dispatch takes over from there. If we’re not receiving enhanced service, then we shouldn’t be paying for it. A municipality must have a co-operative relationship with its police force, so the RCMP’s input should be valued. But the Mounties must understand a city’s budget pressures. Many B.C. communities and regional districts have considered the pros and cons and hired out-of-town 911 operators. Nanaimo’s newly signed contract with the RCMP has a one-year exit clause. During that time, it’s worth reconsidering how this service should be delivered, and it’s worth investigating the mayor’s idea of a Vancouver Island 911. This doesn’t have to be an either-or proposition. We can have both cost savings and peace of mind when we make the most important phone call we’ll ever make. The Nanaimo News Bulletin is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

New Democrats’ survival on the line The B.C. NDP leadership is simply not credible. She not contest is officially underway, only must have known of her with the entry of Vancouver husband Dan Small’s jet-set Island veteran John Horgan in ways, she participated in at least a reluctant reprise of his 2011 two trips, one to Vienna and run against Port Coquitlam MLA Bristol, England to do “research” Mike Farnworth. and attend a poverty conference Unfortunately for them, from high-end hotels. weekend campaign events were If it wants to retain any shred overshadowed by revelations of credibility as it spouts of flagrant abuse of misleading poverty taxpayers’ money by statistics and B.C. the executive and simplistic solutions, VIEWS board of the Portland the party must get rid Hotel Society. A pair of of Kwan, who has two Tom Fletcher audits finally released years left to max out Black Press last week on this her MLA pension. network of Downtown MLA pensions were Eastside social a factor in the 2010 agencies revealed ouster of Carol James, systematic looting who infuriated the of the $28 million a old guard by trying year in taxpayers’ to defuse a public money that has kept backlash against a this supposed charity generous pay and running. benefits package worked out in Alas for the NDP, local MLA private between the NDP and Jenny Kwan not only failed to the B.C. Liberals. Kwan would keep an eye on it, her recently later take a leading role in the separated husband was one of caucus revolt that forced James the executives who took part out as leader. for years, and she benefited to Long-time political watchers the tune of $35,000 in luxury will see the PHS abuse as a travel. That’s what we know bigger, uglier version of the about, since much of the Nanaimo Commonwealth evidence wasn’t produced for Holdings Society scandal. There the auditors. the siphoning off of bingo When this Lifestyles of the funds from charities cost Mike Rich and Famous scheme finally Harcourt his job as premier. In came to light, Kwan hastily paid that case, NDP MLAs sat on the back the $35,000 and announced board, took their monthly cut she’s taking an unpaid leave of and kept quiet. absence. Her tearful claim that There’s more. Horgan became she believed nothing was wrong enraged last year at the reporter

who took a tip from the B.C. Liberals to reveal the NDP was skimming constituency office budgets to pay for its own “ethnic outreach” operation in Vancouver. Horgan had rubber-stamped the plan with a since-dismissed legislature accountant, and thought he had kept it secret after the AuditorGeneral blew the whistle. His willingness to assess its ethics remains in question to this day. Then there is Craig Keating, who took over as party president from Moe Sihota last year. Did he inherit the $72,000 salary negotiated by Sihota with the B.C. Federation of Labour and two of its largest unions? If so, do Horgan and Farnworth think this is appropriate? Will the party’s joined-atthe-hip relationship with government unions even be discussed in the carefully staged leadership contest that’s about to begin? Then there’s the policy shipwreck left behind by Adrian Dix. His plan to use environmental assessment as a weapon to torpedo industrial projects remains popular with the party’s urban base. The party may wish to consider what would give its next B.C. leader any hope of governing. u Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press newspapers. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Municipal election a chance to have say To the Editor,

We are all responsible for the quality of government we have. The fact that only 27 per cent of the eligible voters even voted in the last city election says volumes. And that was a week after Remembrance Day. Disgraceful. By not voting, people are saying: “I don’t remember why so many died … or, I don’t care.” When we abdicate our civic and citizen responsibilities, others, often with greedy motives, will take advantage. The special interest groups

have an easier time getting their puppet candidates elected. Candidates cater more to the interests who get their vote out. Such groups rarely correlate to the greater community good. All too often their focus is siphoning as much tax money for their pet purposes and colleagues as possible. Slates of puppet candidates are elected by the special interest voting blocks because true independents refuse to pre-commit their votes to questionable budget items. The Victoria Road theatre repair cost decision is a

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I am writing regarding the erosion of services at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital’s cancer clinic. Except for one day a week, our one oncologist has been moved to Victoria to join a team of 17 oncologists there. Our one oncologist serves the population from Ladysmith north on the Island. More than one oncologist is required for the number of patients there are. Why are the tax dollars collected from north Islanders being spent on the Victoria clinic? Many cancer patients from the upper Island are required to go to Victoria for treatment. As well, many requiring radiation are relying on volunteer drivers to drive them to Victoria on a daily or weekly basis. Radiation treatments should be available to north Islanders locally. The population on the Island continues to grow with many retirees moving here. More services are required now, and will be necessary in the future. What is plan B for the north Island if an earthquake or blizzard makes the Malahat impassable?. Let’s keep tax dollars paid by our residents to provide and improve services for patients at NRGH. Donna Newall Nanoose Bay

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energy facility. The letter writer mentions serious health concerns with a WTE facility. We only have to look to Burnaby’s WTE plant – iff there were health issues we would know about them. There are none. WTEs are held to the highest emission standards in the world. The Duke Point plant will have $300 million of pollution controls installed. In 2026 we will run out of room for our waste. This proposal will provide a solution to our waste problems and Metro Vancouver will pay for it. What’s wrong with this picture?

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Earlier this year Chris Sorensen was visiting his dad in Nanaimo Regional General Hospital when he noticed Lotto for Life tickets for sale in the hospital lobby. Knowing his dad would not be able to buy his annual ticket because he was an admitted patient, the younger Sorensen stepped up to make sure someone from the family supported the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation fundraiser. Because the proceeds supported the

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hospital, he was keen to participate and pay tribute to the “exemplary care” his father had received. Sorenson never thought much more about it, until March 14 when he got the call that he and his

wife Laurie had won the $100,000 grand prize in the Lotto for Life final draw. The couple is taking time to decide how to use the payout, but family is foremost on their list. Additionally, the

couple also made a generous donation to the Hospital Foundation as a way to pay if forward. The Sorensens were not alone. Lotto for Life second-prize winners, Betty Armstrong and Art Smith of Parksville, also received keys to their 2014 Chevrolet Cruze recently. Armstrong is a longtime Lotto for Life ticket purchaser, but had never won a prize. She was shocked to learn that she and Art had won a new car. Lotto for Life is the longest running hospital lottery in B.C. To see a full list of prize winners, please visit www. nanaimohospital foundation.com.

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On December 19th, 2013, our then 13 year old daughter Olivia, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. In an instance our lives changed. We were told that Olivia’s treatment (chemotherapy) would run over a course of 2 years. Olivia would not be able to finish the school year and she would not be able to continue with hockey. We were in shock…. scared…fearful… and the very next day our journey began. We knew that we would not be on this journey alone, but never did we know that we would have the strength of a community behind us. To our family, friends, neighbours, acquaintances and strangers. To both QBMS and KSS teachers and students. To Olivia’s Hockey Team (a wonderful group of girls, coaches and parents). To fellow hockey players, coaches, parents and staff from Oceanside Minor Hockey and to hockey communities both up and down the island. To all of the businesses and individuals that donated time, money, or silent auction items to the fundraisers. To Thalassa Restaurant and French Creek Pub who hosted the events. To all of you who have worked so very, very hard in planning, running around and getting everything organized. To everyone that has reached out to us in any way, offering well wishes and words of encouragement. All of you have shown such compassion to our family. You have brought a smile to Olivia’s face and lifted her spirits on many a difficult day. You have kept in touch , rallied for, honoured and raised funds on behalf of Olivia and our family. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude and thank each and everyone of you…for your kindness, for your loving thoughts and prayers, and for your tremendous generosity and unwavering support. Olivia has said to us many times over the past few months….

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On the water 2014

Tips help new boaters feel secure at helm

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Learning to boat or sail is similar to learning to drive an automobile. Neither one happens overnight. Learning to get around on the water can be exciting, but it can also be intimidating to take over the reins of a boat for the first time. Though beginners might be apprehensive when they first start to boat or sail, there are some tips that can make it a little easier for those new to captaining their own ship. Start small. Much like teenagers learning to drive are often more comfortable learning behind the wheel of a compact car, boating beginners might be more comfortable learning to sail on a small boat. Smaller boats are easier to maneuver, making even the most nervous novice a little more comfortable. Choose calm waters in which to practice . Though boating acci-

dents in both the United States and Canada, where the Canadian government expected roughly

200 boaters to die on the water in 2009, have been on the decline, accident statistics illustrate just how dangerous it can be even for fully licensed and experienced sailors to operate a boat. That said, beginners should always practice in calm waters that don’t boast big waves or lots of fellow boaters. Don’t go it alone. Boating and sailing come with their own terminology, which beginners are typically unfamiliar with. Before heading out on the water, learn as much of this terminology as possible, be it by studying manuals or books, or even asking experienced friends for help. Respect other boaters. Boating is a hobby enjoyed by millions, and boaters should always respect that there are other people on the water as well. Whether you’re out in the middle of the ocean or relaxing at the pier on your docked boat, respect the other boaters by keeping the music down and always discard trash in a responsible way. Far too many boaters or boat passengers dump their garbage over the side of the boat, so always be sure you and your passengers are respectful of Mother Nature and other boaters.

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Marinas offer variety of amenities Taking to the seas on a boat is a recreational activity enjoyed by thousands of people. Boat owners who are not able to keep their vessels on their properties due to proximity to water or space constraints must seek out a marina in which to moor their boats for the duration of the season. There are hun-

dreds of marinas from which to choose, and in coastal cities and towns you may be facing some difficult decisions. However, keep in mind that not all marinas will be able to offer the same level of services and amenities. Boat owners must also consider cost when choosing a marina. It is important

to weigh your marina options carefully because once the decision has been made you often have to commit to a certain term of housing your boat there. Certain features available at marinas will help dictate which places will make for a good match. Many boat owners would like a steady supply of

electricity and fresh water available at their slip to charge components and also to make cleanup easier after a day on the water. Some marinas offer electrical hookups as part of the monthly fee. Others may have it available as pay-per-use. Safety is not restricted to whether the boat can be vandalized or the marina can be accessed. It also involves how the vessel is protected from the weather. Make sure that the marina is in a wind and wave protected area. Some marinas have everything from a fueling station to a club house. The marina may offer a snack bar or cafe with a WiFi signal. It is best to know what you absolutely need and what is merely a luxury.

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On the water 2014 Protect skin from sun damage while boating Few activities embody the spirit of summer like sailing. As enjoyable as sailing can be, it’s in the best interests of sailors and their passengers to take certain precautionary measures to ensure everyone

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It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father, son, brother and uncle. Ron, who was born in Powell River and grew up on Texada Island, was a devoted family man and dedicated worker. Following the completion of his electrical ticket, he spent his life working on mining projects around the world in BC, China, Indonesia and Peru. While in China, Ron met his wife, Minda. A friendship blossomed into romance and soon Ron, and his new “instant family�, were headed off to Indonesia with the mining company Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc. Minda, Ron, Antonio and Rachel spent several happy years in Southeast Asia, exploring Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and more. The family returned to Canada to settle in Nanaimo close to Ron’s parents in 2000. Following his return to Canada, Ron worked north at Kemess mine site for a number of years until completion. He then began a project, again with Freeport McMoRan, which would have moved him and Minda to Peru in June. Ron’s best friends were his siblings; he often connected with them in person and online, sharing love and laughter. He made friends all over the world and has kept in contact with many over the years. He loved riding his motorcycle, spending time with his dog Gracie and cats Kitty and Belle, and woodworking. Ron is survived by his wife, Minda (nee Jaballa); and children Antonio and Rachel; his parents, Albert and Anita Movold; sisters, Cindy (Steve) Macdonald and Michelle (Larry) Campbell; brothers, Craig (Diana) and Mark (Margaret); nieces and nephews: Hannah, Liam, Luke, Anna, David, Rozanna, Crystal, and Kevin. There will be a service, to celebrate Ron’s life, at the Trinity Catholic Church, 6234 Spartan Road, Nanaimo, B.C. on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

RYAN, Eva Marie Seraphine “Eva� (Landreville) Ryan was born March 25, 1934 in St. Lupicin, Manitoba. Her francophone family moved to Vancouver Island in 1943, settling in Alberni and Nanaimo. She graduated from St. Anne’s convent, then joined the Air Force and was stationed in Lac St. Denis, Quebec where she met her first husband, Patrick and gave birth to the pride of her life, her daughter, Erin Kellie Ryan. In 1960, they moved back to Nanaimo where Eva chose to establish her career, build friendships and spend the rest of her life close to her two sisters. Eva was pre-deceased by her parents, Clement & Auxilie Landreville; and her brothers, Norbert, Roger, and Romeo Landreville. She is survived by her two beloved sisters, Rita Hillier and Martha (Don) Sundquist; her daughter, Kellie Ryan (Terry Ritchey); many nieces, nephews, two step-grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-greatgrandchildren. Eva Ryan worked at the Bank of Montreal for her entire career, retiring as a Commercial Loans Officer. She saw the transition of an industry from manual systems, through the common usage of automated adding machines and ultimately, computers. During this period she was predeceased by her second husband, Michael Ryan. After her “retirement� Eva found a new passion and advocation in fibre arts. She was a fiber artist and master weaver 106775 who gifted many pieces of her work to friends, family and community. Eva was an active member of the Gabriola Island and Mid-Island Weaving guilds. Weaving was a passion and an outlet for her meticulous precision as well as her strong sense of community. There will be a celebration of Eva’s life and her artwork in the Malaspina Room at the Coast Bastion Hotel on Friday, March 28th from 2-4 p.m. The family will be featuring her vibrant, creative scarfs, afghans, rugs, tapestries... They would enjoy having you share your memories as well as any artistic masterpieces that Eva shared with you. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Sands ~ Nanaimo (250)753-2032

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February 24, 1930 ~ March 17, 2014 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, Frances Becker. Mom was born in Tagham, BC on February 24, 1930 to Anne and Mike Masloff, and spent her youth in Nelson, BC. In 1949 she moved to Ocean Falls, BC where she met and married her husband of 64 years, Floyd. Together in 1950, they moved to Nanaimo where they settled in the Harewood district to raise their family. Her first born, Allan, died in 1954. She is survived by daughters, Brenda (Richard), Janice (Peter), Donna; son, Robert; grandchildren: Michael, Dustin, Laura, and Julia; as well as her sister, Florence Thomson. A good neighbour and loyal friend, she will be remembered for her sparkle and fun-loving nature. Mom’s gift was her nurturing and generous spirit making her a special person in many peoples lives. We will miss her warm smile, loving heart, and all the beauty she brought into our lives. We would like to acknowledge Drs. Carr, Dunne, Bernstein, BalFour and Calvin for their sensitive care throughout Mom’s long and courageous battle with breast cancer. Our special thanks to the Palliative Care nursing teams and Hospice Volunteers for helping Mom to transition with comfort and peace. There is no service by request. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Nanaimo Hospice Society or to a charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated. We will love you, Mom, forever and always...

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UKRAINIAN EASTER EGG Workshop; Sat, April 5th, 10-3. $22 supplies incl. Info/ PreRegistration 250-758-1561

Denied Long-Term Disability Benefits or Other Insurance?

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

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT required immediately at a local construction company. The position will be based in Nanaimo and report to the Controller. Responsibilities will include; month end f/s preparation, account reconciliations, g/l management, collections, ICBC insurance, government remittances, and providing support in other areas of the accounting department as needed. An accounting degree or equivalent is required, along with a minimum of 5 years experience. Preference will be given to those with previous experience in a public accounting firm. If you are a team player wanting to work in a fast paced environment and possess a positive attitude, please forward your resume and salary expectations to: info@copcan.ca. Company website: www.copcan.ca

Burger King at 1150 Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo & 2751 Cliffe Ave Courtenay,BC, needs F/T permanent Food Counter Attendants. No formal education, no exp. required. Duties: take food orders, payments, wrap food items, clean work area, etc. Wages $10.50 p/h. Apply in person or send resume to: jobburgerking@yahoo.ca WHISPERS ADULT Super Store now hiring P/T, on-call, mature Salesperson. Must have excellent customer service skills and cashier experience. Please drop off resume: 525 Terminal Ave, Nanaimo or email: sexynews@hotmail.ca

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RICHARDSON, Maxine Elizabeth (nee Milburn) 1945-2013

Mass offered at Trinity Catholic Church, 6234 Spartan Road, Nanaimo, B.C. April 5th 2014 at 6pm. No service by her request.

NEGRIN,

Joseph (Beppo)

July 20, 1930 ~ March 12, 2014

It is with great sadness, the family announces the passing of Joe. He passed away peacefully sitting in his chair by the fire. Joe was predeceased by his wife, Agnes in 1998; survived by his son, Garry (Dawne) and daughters: Norma-Jean and Beverly (Tim). He also leaves behind 11 grandchildren: Natasha, Britta, Anna, Joseph, Marcus, Alexandra, Sophia, Kathryn, James, Jody and David, along with 3 greatgrandsons, Marcco, Vincent and Alexander. Joe also leaves behind his sister, Mary Dunbar, sisterin-law, Marilyn Negrin and 10 nieces and nephews. Joe was born in New Westminster and moved to the Island as a young teen to work in a Logging Camp in Port Alberni. He had a variety of jobs over the years, retiring from the Nanaimo School Board in 1993. Joe had many friends in the Nanaimo area and will be sadly missed by all who have known him, including his friends at his favorite coffee shops. There will be no service as per Joe’s request.

BAILEY, Edgar Albert (Al) It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of a loyal, kind and loving man, Edgar Albert (Al) Bailey, at home on March 18, 2014, after a valiant fight against cancer. Born on December 22, 1942 in Nanaimo, BC, Albert had an incredible journey with various professions over the years, including a stint in the Canadian Navy, working on the Reid with Fisheries and Oceans and the Pacific Biological Station, as a Guide on the West Coast of BC, Truck Driving and as a Taxi Driver with AC Taxi for a number of years. Predeceased by his parents, he is survived by his best friend and partner Sheila Morley, her children: Nicole (Tony) Tilley and Chris Morley, and grandchildren: Coby, Meghan, and Alanah and extended family and friends. Albert’s memorial will be held on Saturday, March 29,2014 at 2pm at First Memorial Funeral Services, 1720 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo BC. The family would like to thank Dr. Fenton and team at the BC Cancer Clinic in Victoria, Dr. E. Fritsch and Dr. M. Terlingen for their compassion and care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Notice is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the estate of Mary Jane Lois Sharp, late of Unit 117 - 3201 Ross Road, Nanaimo, BC V9T 6L9, are hereby required to send them duly verified to Royal Trust Corporation of Canada, Attention: Nancy Grossert, 502 - 707 Fort Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 3G3, one of the Executors of the Estate, on or before the 25th day of April, 2014, after which date the assets of the said estate will be distributed, having regard only to claims that have been received. Royal Trust Corporation of Canada, Jennifer Ruth Allin, and Susan Palmer, Executors, by their solicitors, Cook Roberts LLP

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GORDON SPICER July 16, 1939 – December 11, 2013 It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we announce the passing of Gordon Spicer on December 11, 2013. Gordon is predeceased by his wife Pat and Daughter Cathy Dupuis. Gordon is survived by four daughters: Kim Reed, Keri Spicer, Carol Hunter, Dianne Moore, and respective spouses. Grandchildren: Kyle, Cory, Brad. Great grandchild: Jake. Sister Joyce and her husband Bill Howitt. A celebration of life will be held for family and friends, Saturday March 29th, 2014 from 1pm to 4pm at: 1415 Boundary Crescent, V9S 4N9.

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Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland opportunities. Top Wages & Benefits. Relocation costs paid to qualified applicants. E-mail: hiring@ parkerjohnston.com or Call: (1)250-382-9181

BAND MANAGER WANTED The Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations seek FT band mgr. This is the senior staff position, reporting directly to Chief + Council. Post-sec education and 5-7 yrs managerial experience (pref. with FNs) required. Must provide criminal record check, and interview in Port Hardy. Posting closes 4pm Apr. 11. Full posting details at www.gwanak.info. Submit resume with 3 refs. + cover letter to finance@gwanak.info

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P/T WAITSTAFF required for Pho-V-Ta Restaurant. Various Shifts. Drop off resume: #1-1601 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo; Phone: 250-591-1746; Email: michaelnhung@hotmail.com

PRIMARY Teachers Wanted in Shanghai Are you tired of being on the TOC list? There are opportunities for BC and Alberta qualified teachers at Shang Yin Canadian International Primary School in Shanghai. Successful applicants will teach Canadian curriculum in English. Contact Brian Butcher at bdbutcher@telus.net for more information.

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FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

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IN MEMORIAM

IN MEMORIAM

ROY, Raymond Joseph April 1, 1933 – March 15, 2014 We are sad to inform you that our beloved father, Ray Roy, passed away March 15, 2014 in Palliative Care at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. His family was by his side to see him on his way to his last journey. Ray is survived by his partner, Leona Smith; daughters, Beverley Whelan (LG), Jackie Lindsay (Dan), Michelle; and grandson Joe Whelan. We all loved him dearly and will miss him forever. He was a great father, who we could always count on to be there for all of us, whether it be fixing a bike tire, building a vegetable garden or falling trees. Dad was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan into a family of 10 children to Joseph and Louisa Roy. Of those siblings, two sisters remain, Blanche O’Leary in Toronto and Cecile Roy in Saskatoon. Dad left Saskatchewan at the age of 16, to meet up with his brother Tom in Vancouver, to work in the Merchant Marines. From there he was involved in construction, where he was a part of the building of the Port Mann Bridge among others. During this time, he met our mother, Joan Nichols (Roy) and they started their family. After living in Squamish, Woodfiber and Castlegar, the family moved to Cedar in 1963. Dad studied to finish his high school diploma so that he could continue studying for his steam engineer tickets. During this time he and Mom worked hard building their dream home and raising their girls. Dad started work at Harmac where he remained until his retirement at the age of 60. While he loved his job and especially his crew at Harmac, he longed to be travelling and canoeing/kayaking and hiking. He and Mom belonged to the Nanaimo Paddlers Canoe/Kayak Club. They were on many trips together up and down the coast of BC as well as many trips abroad. Unfortunately, his battle with prostate cancer was the one thing he couldn’t beat. Most recently, Dad joined the Cancer Survivors Yoga Club and the Cancer Support Group at NRGH where he met many more new friends whom he treasured.

In Loving Memory of Margret Wakelem April 2, 1926 ~ March 30, 2013

We cried when you passed away, We still cry today. Although we love you dearly, We could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, A beautiful smile at rest. God broke our heart to prove, He only takes the best. We love you with all our hearts, and miss you beyond words. Your Loving Husband Walter, Sandra & Hugh, Alf, Deanna, Jody & Jack, Kyden, Cassy, North & Martin, Rory & Family.

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Congratulations Ron and Bev Brown celebrating their

In 2009 Dad met up with long-time family friend, Leona Smith and they fell in love. They lived together in the best place on earth, on the waterfront in Nanaimo. They both loved to look out over the water at all the action. Dad and Lee also did some travelling to foreign lands as well as kayaking and hiking. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Ray’s name can be made to the Palliative Care Ward at NRGH and addressed specifically: For the Benefit of the Nurses. These donations will go directly to the Palliative Care Department and the staff to decide where the funds will be most useful in their department where Dad and his family were treated so well by the Nurses and Dr. Spry. A service, for Dad, will be held April 3rd from 1:00 to 4:00p.m. at the Cottonwood Golf Course, 1975 Haslam Rd., Cassidy, BC (south of Nanaimo) Phone: 250-245-5157. Come join us in our tribute to Ray Roy. Send Condolences to the family at telfordn@shaw.ca. Telford’s of Nanaimo 250-591-6644

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TRADES, TECHNICAL JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC is required for coastal logging operations near Woss, BC. Year round employment with full benefits. Further details can be found at www.hdlogging.com Please fax resume to 250-287-9259. TICKETED WELDER- is required for coastal logging operations near Woss, BC. Year round employment with full benefits. Further details can be found at: www.hdlogging.com Please fax resume to 250-287-9259.

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Crofton, Powell River & Port Alberni At Catalyst Paper, the opportunities are endless. We challenge and reward you to stretch your abilities, improve your personal and career prospects and get ahead. We're a leading producer of paper and pulp, and the largest producer of specialty printing papers and newsprint in western North America. Working in a exible team environment as a key member of our maintenance crews, you will be responsible for a wide variety of duties, including supporting our drive for enhanced performance and improved quality and efďŹ ciency. You can expect a competitive beneďŹ t and salary package, along with the chance to advance your skills, experience and knowledge within a supportive peer environment. Your unique skills and talents will ďŹ nd a good home here. If you are interested in joining us for a strong future together, and you meet the above requirements, see our Trades listings at www.catalystpaper.com/careers.

Projects are “Local� and “Out of Town� Email Resume to: dfoulds@stalkerexc.ca Fax Resume to: 250-9242251 (attn: Daryl)

PERSONAL SERVICES ASTROLOGY/PSYCHICS PSYCHIC & ASTROLOGY readings by Luna. 2 free questions by phone on love, money, family, legal, and more. Toll free 1-866-229-5072; or text 305-842-0733.

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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

LOCAL LANDSCAPES. Residential & Strata Landscape Maintenance. (250)616-2410.

BLUE OX Home ServicesExpert Renovation & Handyman Services. Refs & Insured. Call 250-713-4409, visit us at: www.Blueoxhomeservices.ca

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CRIMINAL RECORD? Pardon Services Canada. Established 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. A+BBB Rating. RCMP Accredited. Employment & Travel Freedom. Free Consultation 1-8NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

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

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

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NYSA BladeRunners information Sessions for Construction and Trades Training and/or Agriculture & Landscaping Training Information Sessions are being held on: April 1, 2014 at 10 am or 2 pm Held at Nanaimo Youth Services Association 290 Bastion St., Nanaimo, BC V9R 3A4

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Expanding or Renovating your home/bathroom/ kitchen/basement? Painting, Roofing & Finish Carpentry also available. No job too small. Free estimates. Insured

Richard 250-729-7809

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

MOVING & STORAGE

DUTCH TOUCH Cleaning. Construction, move-outs, residential. Bonded, reliable, ecofriendly products. Call Nel 250591-1619 or 250-802-2140.

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

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

HANDYPERSONS HAPPY HANDYMAN Services - No Job too Small! Junk removal, carpentry, gardening, landscaping and more. Small moves. Also, I pickup & deliver miscellaneous items. Call (250)667-1382. OLD FASHIONED HANDYMAN Drywall, tile, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, full baths, Quality work. Reasonable prices. 250-616-9095. RELIABLE HANDYMAN Services. Seniors rates avail. Call (250)390-9885.

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

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

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

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

PLUMBING RETIRED PLUMBER Journeyman. Repairs & renovations. Call (250)390-1982.

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

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

ANTIQUE LAMPS, crystal, ceramic smalls, tables, framed prints, dressers. View daily 1pm-4pm. (250)754-3389.

3 COMPOST bins, $18/each obo. Call (250)756-1728.

TWO MATCHING Lazboy recliners. Clean, grey/brown fabric. $200/pair obo. Phone 250246-1481

NANAIMO- MOVING Out Sale 5381 Lost Lake Rd- Sat & Sun, Mar 29 & 30, 9am-2pm. Lots of quality items in good condition, big furniture, couches, chairs, ottomans, teak dining rm table/chairs, wardrobe, bunk bed, dressers, assorted crockery, pots, pans, loads of tools in excellent condition, garden tools+ more Cash only!

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6mo old chair/corner computer stand, casters, 47wx23dx35h, $99. (250)753-1829. COMPUTER OFFICE Desk, $99. Call (250)585-4009. COSTCO BODY pillow, like new, beige micro-fibre, $35 obo. Call (250)714-0712. EARTH MACHINE deluxe composter, as new, $30. (250)758-9447. LIKE NEW Salton countertop pizza oven. Inclds pizza stone, spatula,recipe booklet; in original box $45. (250)619-3794. MEN’S HELLY Hansen- lightweight rain jacket, med exc. cond. $90. obo. 250-753-5589.

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Vancouver Island Insurance Centres Inc. has two positions available in the Nanaimo location. We are looking for an Auto Broker and a Personal Lines Broker. Please see www.ciic.ca/careers for further criteria, required qualifications, closing date and information on how to apply.

RECLINER $30. Cabinet TV $30. Call (250)758-4073.

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

FURNITURE COFFEE TABLE, 60� x 19�, good cond, solid wood construction, $100. 2 end tables, $60 ea. 1 (250)756-2694

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ANGEL ESTATE SALES 4559 Hammond Bay Rd. Nanaimo March 27th, 28th & 29th 10:00a.m. ~ 3:00pm. www.AngelEstateSales.com

CAROL’S CRAFTERS- Craft Fair every Sunday, 10-3pm at North Oyster Community Centre, 13467 Cedar Road. Many Artisans, new crafters welcome. For more info: Nicole (250)754-8905. DEPARTURE BAY area. MOVING sale. Sat. & Sun., Mar 29 & 30, 9am-3pm. Furniture, antiques, household, dishes, ornaments, outdoor furniture, garden tools /pots, etc. 212 Cilaire Drive.

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SCALE SPECIALIST Northern Vancouver Island (One Year Contract Position)

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

Bake sale, Furniture, TV’s, books, beautiful ladies clothes(s/m), tons of misc., treasures to search through :)

KING BED 100% natural latex foam 3 1/2 yrs old. Smoke free home, no stains, very clean. Also have the bed frame $550.00, call 250-898-0403 POWER LIFT CHAIR: Golden brand, burgundy colored, like new. Paid $$2000. new, asking $550. Transport wheelchair $287. new Asking $125. 250-758-7614 QUEEN MATTRESS & BOX New in Plastic. Pillowtop. $200. (250)713-9680 ROXTON MAPLE dinning room set; round table with 2 leaves, 4 chairs with glass door hutch on buffet. Excellent condition. Asking $900. Call (250)722-3204.

LANTZVILLE- 8399 Bayview Park Dr, Apr 5, 8-3pm. Household items, wood working and garden tools, books, china, patio and furniture. NANAIMO: 5431 Alta Vista Dr- (off Lost Lake Rd). Fri, Mar. 28th, 12pm-3pm, Sat., 29th, 9am-1pm. Dutch antique wall clock, tools, nails, new table saw, quality cedar patio planters, garage sale items, wishing well, bird feeders & houses, privacy screens.

NANAIMO LION’S CLUB SUPER FLEA MARKET 2300 Bowen Rd ~ Beban Park, Centennial Building Saturday, March 29th 9am-1:30pm All kinds of goods on Sale! Fee $1.00 ~ Under 12 Free

THOMASVILLE 2 piece entertainment unit, cherry wood. Excellent condition. width 45�, height 82� and depth 26�. TV included. $200. Call (250)7292690 (Nanaimo).

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ROCK CITY. Sat & Sun, March 29 & 30, 10am-3pm. Dining room set, 3 glass tables, kitchen table, leather seats, brass ware, sofa & loveseat, pictures, flooring & lots of misc items - too much to list. 3761 Myrta Place.

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

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

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 1 stove, $20. 1 Kenmore Stacker Dryer with new motor. Needs heat element. $100. Deep freeze $80. 7 white aluminum windows all for $250 or sold separate. Various sizes. Open to offers 250-752-0169 ARROWSMITH GOLF and Country Club full membership for sale. Call (250)752-1490 CEDAR CHESTBBQ with tools and tank, patio table, umbrella and 4 chairs. 12.5’ Sail boat. Ikea bookcase and cupboard. Chesterfield with matching loveseat, 20 ft. flagpole, lawn-spreader. Call 250954-1771. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, W/D, F/S, granite tiles, beautiful, 17-pce kitchen cupboards, jacuzzi. (250)753-0160 HUSQVARNA RIDER (18AWD/3 blades) 4 yrs old, $3,200 obo. TROY-BUILT tiller (with manuals), Horse model H60, $400 obo. Construction ladder, 12’-24’ telescoping, $45. Memorex turntable CD/cassette recorder, $40. Variety of fishing rods & reels, best offer. 250-746-7238 MOVING MUST SELL: entrance table & mirror, roof carrier, sewing machine, storage cabinet, chess set, room divider/screen & 2 tables. Cerosun heater, collector plates and Phantom print. See website: www.greatstuffandmore.com (250)248-4393.

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

RED FORTRESS 2000 3 wheeled Scooter, low miles, large custom seat, battery warmer, oxygen holder, well care for in closed garage. $1000. (250)753-5815. ROYAL DOLTON dishes “Japora� $350. Antique chair, $75. Call (250)933-3900.

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

REAL ESTATE APARTMENT/CONDOS NANAIMO WATERFRONT 2nd floor condo. 1500 sq.ft. LR/DR/2bdrms with view, den, gas FP, secure bldg. 2 underground parking spaces. Maintenance fee includes hot water/gas/landscaping. 1 pet OK. View anytime. $339,900 Reduced to $329,000. (250)7539123

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

DUNCAN- ONLY $364,500. 2 bdrms+ den, 2.5 bath, supersized rec room, open concept, oak flrs, stainless steel appls. RV parking. (250)710-1947. HERITAGE HOTEL 30 rooms mixed commercial for sale. Asking $399,000. Call (250)735-0649.

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.

NEW AREA Rug red w/black & white, bought, $300, sell $100. 7’lx5w. (250)585-7744.

HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC

WOODSTOVE, GREAT condition, nice and clean. Located in Nanaimo (you must be able to pick up). $500 obo. Call (250)933-5223

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

FOR SALE BY OWNER

108 Timber View Dr$545,000. Georgia Straight ocean view 10 year old, custom built 4200 sqft home on large lot (.46 acres) completely finished with 5 bdrms and den, 4 bathrooms including 2 bdrm suite. Open area vaulted ceilings, 5 skylights, very large family kitchen, main floor laundry, tile and hardwood floors, NG fire place, BBQ, heat pump, NG ht water tank. Master bdrm (18x14) Oak cabinets throughout. Large rear deck (26 x 26) garage, RV storage with room for possible workshop or carriage house. Quiet keyhole location near Westwood lake. Call 250-585-7769.

MT. ARROWSMITH golf membership for sale. Annual green fees paid for by the corporate passes. Contact for more info. 250-248-2210 or 250-240-0007.

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

LADYSMITH 55+ patio the end unit. Immac 2BR 2WR. Spiffy Kit. Jenn-Air Stovetop + Electrolux Wall Oven. 1 pet ok. $259500. 250-924-4398. NORTH NANAIMO: 2 bdrm, 2 bath patio home. Walking distance to mall and medical clinic. Asking $314,900. Call 250816-4136.

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MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

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1681 BOUNDARY AVE

❃NEW UPSCALE❃ BUILDING

Manager 250-618-4510 UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT LADYSMITH: SEMI-OCEAN FRONT home on treed 6.5 acres. 3 B/R, 2 level 2,600 sq.ft 433,000. (250)245-8950

LIVE IN this 3 bdrm house with mortgage helper (legal 1 bdrm suite $750/mo). Have a home based business in the 2.5 car garage w/separate driveway (room for RV). New plumbing, windows, Valor F/P, laminate floors/ carpet, driveway, HW tank, D/W, W & D, all appliances stay. 2 blks to City Hall/Library. Low util’s w/2 natural gas F/Ps, stove, HW and dryer (separate meters). Garden shed/small studio, veg garden and xeriscaping front yard (no watering). A must see @ $349,900. (250)954-0227.

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

$600 & UP Large 2 BR. Suites NORTH NANAIMO- 107 Harpooner Place (off McGirr) 2100sq ft, 4 bdrm, 3 bath, ocean mtn views, cul-de-sac, close to schools, lrg fenced yrd, new kitchen & roof, beautiful deck, lot size 7600sqft. $389,000. (250)756-6125.

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

ROYSTON - 4347 Briardale Rd. 1816 sqft (main floor: 1066 spft). 3 bdrm/1 bath up, 1 bdrm/1 bath down. Ph: 250871-5222 Earl or Jeanette

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PACIFIC OCEAN View Cabin for Sale. Overlooking the Broken Island Group BC. 2 bdrm, 1 bath, kitchen, living room, deck. 8 by 12 shed. Vinyl siding. finished inside. $189,000. obo. Call 250-585-7769. Motor home and boat trades considered.

RECREATIONAL PROPERTY

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

HOUSES FOR SALE

Brown Bros Agencies Ltd.

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS Property has been rented for the past 6 years for $2,000/mo. Now vacant. 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 kitchen, 2 laundries, big deck, large (.19 acre) city lot. Walk to shopping malls, arena, pool, recreation areas and all levels of schooling, including VIU. Pensioner owner has retired, needing a quick sale. Priced below $300K with some creative financing options. Excellent holding property. David 250743-2174

CLOSE TO Downtown. Large self contained Studio, $595. Small pet ok. 250-668-7462.

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

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

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PARKSVILLE: Surfside RV Resort (Oceanfront)! This 1 bdrm, 400 sqft Woodland Park Model sits on one of the most desirable lots in this family orientated park, steps from the pool, hot tub, tennis court, beach & clubhouse. 352 sqft sunroom. 4x6 shed, ocean glimpses, ZERO Maintenance! Membership paid to 2030. $59,900. Open House Saturdays 1-4, Site 377. 250-2403574

CLOSE TO Downtown. Lrg 4 bdrm. W/D. $1250. Sm pet ok. Call 250-668-7462. CLOSE TO Town- 1 bdrm, $650 includes cable. Call (250)618-6800, (250)753-4642

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APARTMENT/CONDO

• 1 bedroom +den Open concept, stainless steel appliances, in suite laundry, concierge services and fitness centre. Close to shopping & transit.

NANAIMO: 1 bedroom suites available, rents starting @ $525. H/W included, on bus route, close to VIU & shopping, No Smoking & No Pets, 1 yr lease. Call (250)754-8411

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

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DOWNTOWN: Large 1bdrm. Available Immed. N/P Ref’s. Also avail. Bachelor apt. Call (250)729-1997. DOWNTOWN NANAIMO- 1 bdrm furnished, city/ocean view, quiet bldg. NS/NP. Refs. (250)753-1930. DOWNTOWN NANAIMO: Beautiful 2bdrm, ocean view. 5appl’s. Clean & quiet. $900. Call (250)754-2207. Meicor Properties Chemainus: Lockwood Villa. Well kept bldg, 1 bdrm $625 incl heat & hot water, available now. N/S, 1 small pet welcome. 250-246-1033. www.meicorproperties.com NANAIMO: TOP floor 2 bdrm Apt. Clean and quiet building. Avail. now. Central location, intercom, elevator. Free hot water. NS/NP. Refs. $775/mo. Call Mark/Don 250-753-8633.

TWO BEDROOM Clean and Bright Condo and bsmt suites available! Central Nanaimo and Harewood area. Starting @ $700.00. Call for more details: 250-619-9274.

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SUITES, LOWER

CARS

TRUCKS & VANS

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

LARGE EXECUTIVE 1-BDRM suite - Renovated - sunshine kitchen, on Long Lake. Inclds all utilities, W/D. Priv. entry- no pets please - $785. Avail now. Call Shannon 250-758- 4871.

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

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

NEW 800 sf. 1 bed, 1 bath waterfront in Saltair. Private entrance, new appliances. Nonsmoking. $1000/month. Utilities extra. Bill @ 250-7393714 N.NANAIMO, New, 2bdrm, 1bath, grnd level suite, 5 appli’s, own lndry, lrg, private deck, fenced yrd, storage. Utils not incl. N/S, N/P. RR. $1,100/mth. (250)729-9263

TWO BEDROOM Clean and Bright Condo and bsmt suites available! Central Nanaimo and Harewood area. Starting @ $700.00. Call for more details: 250-619-9274.

ROSSTOWN ROAD, 3 bdrm 2 bath SxS duplex. Clean, bright, vacant, large yard, W/D hookup. Avail April 1. $1050. Call Shannon 250-758-4871.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR RENT

UNIVERSITY AREA: large 1bdrm, newly reno’d. Near bus, shopping, schools, sep entry. $800 hydro incl. N/P, N/S.(250)753-6273 / 797-2671

TRANSPORTATION AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS

1-855-310-3535 1999 BUICK Century Classic, Good Condition, Fully Loaded $2000 OBO. 250-914-0902 2001 CHEVROLET Impala. 185,000km. Good cond. Asking $2900. (250)756-9367

NANAIMO- 1535 White St newly reno’d 2 bdrms, 1 bath, W/D, F/S, D/W. N/S inside. $950. + utils. Refs req’d. Avail April 1st. Call 250-755-1992.

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

RECREATION

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1993 CLASS A WINNEBAGO 23’ Excellent condition. Must be sold. Call 250-752-6484.

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

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

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

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

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ROOMS FOR RENT Auto Loans. All Credit Approved. Bad Credit Guru. www.badcreditguru.com or call 1.844.843.4878

2004 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREGV8, All-wheel drive Volkswagen Touareg, leather interior, auto transmission, VW trailer package for towing, newer brakes & tire sensors, extremely well maintained clean vehicle, amazing safe ride in all conditions, heated seats, censored wipers, air, amazing sound system, plus many more extras. Locally purchased and serviced Call John 250-816-7368.

SHARED ACCOMMODATION DEPARTURE BAY, large room; shared kitchen, bath, laundry. Cable, hydro, parking included. N/S. Close to bus. $495/month. (250)760-0842 Available immediately. ROOM & BATH, share kitchen & laundry. Priv. entrance, near College. 20’s working person or student. Ref’s, damage. $420./mo. (250)754-8150.

TRUCKS & VANS

SUITES, LOWER CENTRAL: CUTE, bright, secure, 2 bdrm. Private ent, personal yard, NS/NP. $780 incld’s everything but laundry and phone. Close to VIU and downtown. Call 250-739-1117.

1999 DODGE Pickup- 6 new tires, front end joints replaced, Cummins diesel engine. 250758-8930, 604-815-9075.

CENTRAL NANAIMO- reno’d 2-bdrm, large, quiet, near bus, hospital, VIU. Parking, shared W/D. $1100. inclds utils+WiFi. Pets welcome. N/S. Available now. 250-797-2156.

HAMMOND BAY area: Brand new 2 bdrm suite, laundry, hydro incl’d. $900. NS/NP, ref’s. Close to Rutherford school, & bus route. 250-729-0313.

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

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DEPARTURE BAY- 2 bdrm, 1 bath, lower level, 1500sq ft, private, quiet, bright, lots of storage, F/S, W/D. N/S. Avail Apr 4. $880 inclds hydro/heat. Call 250-756-6248.

BOATS

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

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

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SINGLE & DBLE units; some w/kitchenettes. Pets ok. New monthly rates starting at $650; wkly starting at $340; 10% off end of 1st mo. 250-754-2328

2007 FREESTAR SEL LX, 118,225 km, Loaded, 6 Disc CD/DVD/AM/FM, Leather, all elect. Trailer hitch. 250-7150875



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CARS 1988 BLUE Dodge Daytona Shelby Z. Manual, hatchback, FWD. Very rare turbo charged. Beautiful condition inside & out. Mechanically sound. New all season tires 225-60R15 July 2013. One owner. $3475. Call (250)954-0101.

2000 FORD EXPLORER XL, under 190,000k, new battery, runs good, clean, good tires. $2950 obo. View at: 413 Selby Nanaimo. (250)618-6800

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Sears Canada Provides Update on SHS Services Management Inc. Proceedings TORONTO – March 21, 2014 – In light of recent reports concerning the status of customers who entered into arrangements with SHS Services Management Inc. (SHS), an Installation Services Org. (ISO) company that was an independent third party provider of home installed products and services licensed under the Sears Home Services banner, Sears Canada is providing an update on proceedings as it relates to customers. On December 13, 2013, PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. (the “Receiver�) was appointed as Receiver pursuant to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, with the mandate to liquidate assets in order to repay outstanding creditors. Since that time, the Receiver has been discharging its duties under the supervision of the Court. Sears apologizes to customers for the inconvenience they may have experienced as a result of the decision of SHS to cease operations and seek the appointment of the Receiver. Sears has operated in Canada for over 60 years by pledging customer satisfaction and is committed to continue seeing the resolution of every SHS transaction so that customers receive the work for which they contracted or are refunded for services not rendered. This has already happened in the majority of cases and Sears is working diligently to see that services are completed or refunds provided to the remaining customers. In a report to the Court, the Receiver stated that the amount owed to customers who had made deposits but did not receive services from SHS was $1,807,702. The vast majority of these customer deposits were made by credit cards. Customers who paid using their Sears Financial credit card were either not charged or have subsequently been credited for the purchase. Customers who paid using third party credit cards have been able to obtain a refund for services not rendered. For those customers who weren’t able to obtain such refunds and for the remaining customers who paid by cash or other means, Sears will ensure that they receive the work for which they contracted or repayment. All customers who made deposits with SHS will receive services or be repaid. Inquiries from customers can be made with Sears toll-free at 1-866-506-7779. Sears will ensure that all Sears Home Services warranties are honoured, regardless of whether Sears or SHS provided the installation. Warranty inquiries can be made with Sears at 1-800-4-MYHOME. Creditors and Liens In a report to the Court, the Receiver stated the amount owed to creditors by SHS as $8,936,036. As part of the Receivership, the Receiver is liquidating SHS assets in order to distribute proceeds to creditors in accordance with the Court-supervised process. Sears understands that there are some reported instances in which creditors who were not paid by SHS have resorted to putting liens on the properties of customers who contracted for their services through SHS. Under Court supervision, the Receiver has now begun a process for lien holders to file their claims with the Receiver. This may lead to a process in the Receivership whereby lien holders will be paid and their liens removed from customers’ homes. Until these liens are lifted, for customers who are selling their home and are impeded from doing so or are otherwise affected by the presence of a lien related to SHS, Sears will work with them to remove this barrier. Personal Information There have been reports of individuals misrepresenting themselves as SHS or the Receiver and contacting customers to offer refunds. Sears encourages customers to exercise caution when giving their personal information and credit card details over the phone. Neither Sears nor the Receiver is calling customers asking for credit card or other personal information. Individuals who receive such calls are asked to email the Receiver at shs.questions@ca.pwc.com with details of such calls. Individuals who have been defrauded should contact the authorities, their bank and the local police to report the incident. Sears Canada is a multi-channel retailer with a network that includes 176 corporate stores, 234 Hometown stores, over 1,400 catalogue and online merchandise pick-up locations, 97 Sears Travel offices and a nationwide repair and service network. The Company also publishes Canada’s most extensive general merchandise catalogue and offers shopping online at www.sears.ca


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nside a cage, three rounds can be an eternity. A war of attrition. A marathon. But it’s just the opposite, too, as Rachael Swatez has come to learn. “You put so much blood and sweat into everything,” she said. “That fight is really short compared to a couple months training for it.” And it’s really short compared to the months, or years, just trying to find a fight. The 24-year-old Swatez is finally active again after spending two years on the outside of the cage looking in. Sometimes fights fell through, but the main reason Swatez wasn’t fighting was because she’s a woman. “It’s been frustrating for her, and [that’s] understandable,” said John Punt, Nanaimo Impact MMA trainer. “The girl fights just aren’t coming up. The promoters don’t seem to want to promote them, pay them, for whatever reason.” The thing is, fans of the sport seem to embrace the female division. In Swatez’s experience, the crowds are every bit as loud when the women take their turn in the cage. “When we do get in there, there’s a lot more

to prove,” she said. That has to factor into the game plan of any female fighter. “This can’t be boring,” Swatez tells herself in the cage. “This can’t be a bad fight, because I’m not going to get another one for who knows how long?” She made her longedfor return a month ago at Conquest of the Cage in Airway Heights, Wash. Fighting Spokane’s Elizabeth Phillips, Swatez was TKO’d by strikes in the third round. “We just threw down really hard,” she said. “The bell rang; we both threw punches to try to knock each other out.” There’s nothing like a flurry of fists to take the rust off. The feel of a real fight came right back to Swatez, which was important. She’s a veteran, but Punt said experience doesn’t mean as much after such a long layoff. So Swatez proved some things to herself over three rounds. “I could tell I’d been in a fight; I got punched a whole bunch, but fitness-wise, I felt really good…” she said. I felt a lot stronger and technically I’ve improved in a lot of different ways and tightened a few things up so it was nice to see that and test that out.” Another challenge looms this Friday (March

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Nanaimo Impact mixed martial arts athlete Rachael Swatez will be competing at a Unified MMA card this Friday (March 28) in Edmonton.

28) at Unified MMA in Edmonton, where she’ll face Calgary’s Kris Pomerleau. The 5-foot-4 Swatez will give up a lot of reach to her 5-foot-10 foe, and will try to force her way inside and make her opponent uncomfortable. “I want her to press forward, engage, and stay there,” said Punt. He wants to squeeze aggression out of Swatez when it isn’t a major part

of her makeup. The Vancouver Island University grad considers herself mild-mannered; she’s never been in a fight outside a cage and people are always surprised to find out she’s a fighter. That’s what she needs to prove, over and over – that she’s a fighter. That’s what all female MMA athletes need to prove, whether they like it or not, in a male-dominated sport.

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Swatez had to punch teammates in the face at practice to gain acceptance. She’ll need to punch MMA crowds in the face, figuratively, to gain attention and to achieve her goals. Swatez, at last, has found some fights. The rest is up to her. “Push comes to shove in that cage, it’s you,” she said. “That outcome’s on you.” sports@nanaimobulletin.com

Baseball fans can expect hear the crack of the bat quite often this weekend. T h e Va n c o u v e r Island Baseball Institute Mariners host opening day this Saturday (March 29) to start a four-game series against the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack. TRU won two against VIBI last weekend in Kamloops to begin the Canadian College Baseball Conference season, but Nanaimo’s college ball team out-hit the Pack and could have hoped for different outcomes. “We played well,” said Tyler Armstrong, Mariners catcher. “We just had to capitalize on a few more situations … we just couldn’t really score the guys that we needed to score at the right time.” Jordan Blundell, VIBI manager, said his team looked solid especially in the first game of the season, a 4-3 loss to Thompson Rivers. “Obviously whenever you lose a game you feel like you could have done something a little bit different,” the manager said. “There was a couple of spots against some guys in their bullpen that we didn’t take advantage of.” See ‘BALL’ /26

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Curlers can throw their first rock The Nanaimo Curling Centre is already looking forward to next season. The club holds an open house event Monday (March 31) through Wednesday. Newcomers can call 250-753-3474 to book a free lesson.

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Nanaimo Track and Field Club members will be looking to light up the track this year – in more ways than one. Another track season is about to start, with registration happening next week, fundraising already underway and a major donation towards putting lights at Rotary Bowl received. Heading up the club again this season will be president Tyler Heisterman, assisted by vice-president Bernie Katzberg, pastpresident Al Johnston, secretary Sue DeShiffart and treasurer Danni Watson. Sherri Clare, Tracy Higgins Jackie Pallard, Terri Doughty, Tracy Mousseau and Jodi Maxwell are other directors. The local club has enjoyed huge success in recent years, thanks to a dedicated team of volunteer coaches and organizers and a large group of gifted athletes. Many athletes have been training throughout the winter, eager for the spring/summer season to begin.

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Returning athletes have tion forms and other club already signed up for the information, are available new season and official at www.nanaimotrackandtraining sessions start next field.com. week. At the same time, Club athletes will have new members are of course the opportunity to take invited to sign up and regpart in a number of track istrations will be taken dur- and field meets during May ing the training sessions through August. The first at Rotary Bowl track from meet in the Island Series 6-7:30 p.m. on will be the Bob Tuesday (April 1) Dailey Memorial, thorpe and Thursday. hosted by Port report Athletes as Alberni on May Ian Thorpe young as six 3-4. Among other Columnist years old can get events, Nanaimo involved in track will host its and field, thanks annual Elwood to the club’s fun, Wylie Memorial non-competitive Meet on May Track Rascals 24-25, as well as program for competition durthose aged 6-8. ing the B.C. SumCompetitive promer Games to be grams begin with the junior held here on July 17-20. development division, comTo help offset costs, the prised of youth aged 9-13. club is fundraising by sellThen come other competiing 18-kilogram (40-pound) tive divisions for midget bags of premium topsoil ages 14-15, youths aged for $5 each, with free deliv16-17, juniors18-19, seniors ery in greater Nanaimo for 20-34, post-secondary athorders of five bags or more. letes 18-22 and masters 35 The ordering deadline is and over. Details regardApril 18, with the topsoil ing costs and practice available for pickup from times for the various age Rotary Bowl on April 26-27. groups, as well as registraAn online order form is

available on the club website. While track club athletes will be hoping to light up the track with excellent performances this coming season, the club is also preparing to light things up in a very literal sense. Underway now is an exciting Light Up the Track campaign with the goal of bringing lights to the Rotary Bowl facility. The success of the project will not only provide athletes an opportunity to extend winter training, but it will also provide greater safety on the track for the many community members who use it as well. A great start to the campaign has been made, thanks to a generous donation pledge of $10,000 from the Nanaimo Rotary Club. It promises to be a busy and exciting season of track and field ahead. Whatever your sport, a reminder in closing to play your hardest, play fair, and show good sportsmanship. u Ian Thorpe writes about sports Thursdays.

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Jordan Blundell said his players need to let the game come to them, rather than try to force things. “Hopefully our guys don’t put too much pressure on themselves,” the manager said. “I think that’s when we’re not successful is when we’re

trying too hard to be the man, or hit this pitch or get a hit here. That’s not how you play baseball. Baseball’s an everyday game and you’ve got to try and keep that same mindset through the good and the bad.” Still, there will be a bit of a different feel

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Saturday (March 29) and Sunday for homeopening weekend. “I could not be more excited about what we have planned at Serauxmen Stadium this season,” said Jonathan Hodgson, VIBI’s communications director, in a press release. “We feel we have stepped up our

game with the game day presentation at the ballpark creating an environment fans will want to be a part of.” GAME ON … Saturday’s doubleheader starts at 1 p.m. and S u n d a y ’s a c t i o n begins at 11 a.m. Admission is $2. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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ERIKA PHILLIPS Quartet performs at Acme Food Co. on Friday (March 28), beginning at 7 p.m.

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former journalism student turned dance instructor and jazz musician will be showcasing her vocal abilities in the Harbour City this week. Nanaimo-based musician Erika Phillips and her band, the Erika Phillips Quartet, will be playing “jazz with a twist” at Acme Food Co. on Friday (March 28). The quartet includes Rob Wilkinson (piano), Richie Jackson (bass), and Jesse McNeill (drums). The quartet was formed in 2010 shortly after Phillips graduated from the jazz program at Vancouver Island University. “I’d been writing originals and arrangements for quite awhile but I just hadn’t had the time to put a group together. So pretty much right when I graduated, I took a break for a month or two, and then I just kind of dove right in there,” she said. Phillips, who has been singing and playing the piano since she was a little girl, originally enrolled in the creative writing and journalism program at VIU. However, her musical side kept calling and she eventually switched into the jazz program. “I started out in journalism actually,” she said. “While I was doing that I took a couple of music classes and I liked them better than my other classes, so I just decided to switch tracks.” While in the jazz program, Phillips studied under respected Canadian jazz artists such as Brad Turner, Pat Coleman, Ken Lister and Bryan Stovell. “It was a really great experience. I had a lot of great teachers and mentors. The summer program that they did at the end of the fourth year when I was doing it was really great ... it was intense, but very positive, lots of

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Erika Phillips was originally studying journalism at Vancouver Island University when she decided to change her area of focus to music. She performs with her quartet at Acme Food Co. Friday (March 28).

support. It’s a very supportive community. It’s not as competitive as some other cities, obviously, but there is a lot of support for fellow artists and from fellow artists,” Phillips said. Phillips originally came from a classical music background, having done choir and theatre, and

said that the switch to jazz was a tough adjustment. “I am also a soprano, I have a high voice, so switching over to jazz was a huge switch stylistically,” Philips said. “It took awhile to develop my sound and get to a place where I liked what I heard on the recording.”

In 2012, The Erika Phillips Quartet released There Goes Love, which garnered Phillips a Vancouver Island Music Award for Female Vocalist of 2012. Phillips said receiving recognition for her work is very encouraging. “You spend a lot of time as an artist doing lots and lots of work and spending hours and hours of practising and writing and composing and never necessarily having anyone know that or appreciate it,” Phillips said. “So, it’s definitely nice to get the recognition of that much work and effort. Especially when it’s original music that is coming from you and your heart. It’s nice to know that other people like it too and that it is not just you.” Phillips has also found other ways to make a living from her musical and creative talents. “I teach and I perform, I accompany and do various things,” she said. “It’s very plausible to think that you’re not going to make a living from just performing anymore, but there is certainly lots of niches and directions that you can take it.” The quartet is currently working on a full-length album, which it hopes to release later this year. “We’ve been working through original material and original arrangements and right now we’re kind of working on a lot of funk and blues-based stuff,” Phillips said. The Erika Phillips Quartet performs at Acme Food Co. on Friday (March 28). For more information, please visit www.erikaphillipsmusic. webs.com. arts@nanaimobulletin.com

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For years, Nova Scotian Molly Thomason struggled for performance opportunities. “For a really long time it was hard for me to play anywhere because it was such a hassle to get the paperwork done and people didn’t want to go through that,” Thomason said. The Antigonish, N.S. singer/songwriter was often rejected by venues because of Nova Scotia’s legal drinking age, which is currently set at 19. “Venues, they just want to get somebody of age in and not have to deal with that,” Thomason said. Thomason, now 19 and no longer worrying about rejection from venues in Canada because of her age, will be in Nanaimo to open for Collective Soul on

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Molly Thomason opens the Collective Soul concert at the Port Theatre Tuesday (April 1).

Tuesday (April 1) at the Port Theatre. Thomason has been surrounded by music and art since she was a little girl. Both of her parents are actors and her uncle was her music teacher in elementary school. Thomason recalled the moment she realized that wanted to be a recording artist. “When I was younger my dad was putting on a show – he’s a theatre director – and he was putting on a tribute to Bob Dylan to raise money for the theatre

and I remember all of us singing You Ain’t Going No Where and the whole audience was singing along with us and everyone was standing up clapping,” Thomason said. “I remember looking around and thinking at that point, that is what I wanted to do.” Thomason moved to Toronto a couple of years ago to study at the University of Toronto, however after three months she decided to drop out and pursue music. In February, she

released her latest record, Columbus Field. The album was produced by JohnAngus MacDonald of The Trews and features him on guitar. “I think Columbus Field is a lot more of a rock record and that’s what I am going for,” Thomason said. “It’s definitely got more of a focus on the guitar sound. I think it is just more of a decided album. I think my other albums kind of had a little bit of everything and that was me trying things out and not being too worried about digging into a genre.” One of the main themes that Thomason wants to communicate through her work is the idea of being young, happy and enjoying life. “I think a big thing for me is taking away a message of being happy and being kind to people and enjoying your time that you have here and helping people enjoy theirs.” The show begins at 7:30 p.m.

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Whisky festival raises money for dance society The 11th annual Nanaimo Whisk(e)y Festival is the place to be Friday (March 28) for scotch sampling. The festival, also referred to as The Wee Tipple Party, is a fundraising event that benefits the Crimson Coast Dance Society and features representatives from various distill-

eries, who will be offering samples of their products in a safe and informative environment. Sampling begins at 7 p.m. and advanced tickets can be purchased for $75 at the Grand Hotel or Crimson Coast. For more, please call 250-716-3230 or visit www.crimsoncoastdance.org.

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bob boSSin researches gambling scene in Canada from the 1930s and ’40s.

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In the 1970s Bob Bossin walked into a deli on Spadina Avenue in Toronto and asked the man at the counter if he knew about the Bossin family. “He reeled off a bunch of names including my dad,” Bossin said. “I told him that Davy was my father and he said ‘yeah, we used to call him Davy the Punk.”’ Although he didn’t know it at the time, the exchange would be the beginning of a long journey of exploration into the history of his father, Davy Bossin. Bossin’s father died in 1963 when he was only 17 years old and over the decades he collected stories and information about his dad. However, it wasn’t until eight years ago that he decided to write a book. “Off and on over the years I always tried to collect stories about my dad and then when I turned 60 ... I just had this little epiphany that if there was always something you wanted to do and you’re 60 years old and you haven’t started it yet,

when do you plan to start it?” Bossin said. At the Gabriola library on Saturday (March 29) Bossin, an author and singer/ songwriter, will be speaking and reading from his newest book titled Davy the Punk, which documents his father and the Canadian gambling scene.

in some ways it’s like the scene out of Guys and dolls.

Davy The Punk is the culmination of countless hours and years that Bossin spent researching about his father and the gambling industry. “I was able to get through freedom of information an inchthick file of police and prosecution documents from trials that [Davy Bossin] had,” Bossin said. “In 1951 there was a Parliamentary Commission looking into crime and they had something like

10,000 pages of testimony but they never reported it because the government fell ... but among those pages of testimony there were hundreds of pages about my dad.” Although not nearly as publicized as the American scene, the Canadian gambling scene was itself similar to the its U.S. counterpart. “In someways it’s like the scene out of Guys and Dolls,” Bossin said. B o s s i n ’s f a t h e r, known as Davy the Punk, would provide instant racing information that came off the telegraph and distribute the information to various bookies either by phone or in person. “If you think about it, it’s pretty bloody innocent but the cops in the ’30s had a theory that was very widespread across North America, which was that racing information was absolutely essential to the bookies. That the bookies were essential to gambling and that gambling was the cash cow for organized crime. If they could knock out the race wire, which is what my dad’s business was called, they could stop organized crime,” Bossin said. Gambling became increasingly popular during the late 1800s and early 1900s and

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was fuelled by the increasing use of the telegraph and a wave of immigration. “One of the absolute main uses of the telegraph was reporting horse race results immediately after the race at the track,” Bossin said. “The thing that was so significant about that was that it ... turned [gambling on horse racing] into an industry because if you couldn’t get the results for a couple of days how would you know if you won or lost? How would the bookie know how he was doing and how much action he could continue to take? But when the telegraph came along they could know that stuff and they could get results.” Bossin has fond memories of his father, who was a quiet and conservative man during the 1950s. He remembered a phrase his father once said. “What you don’t say can’t be held against you.” arts@nanaimobulletin.com

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just can’t keep it anymore,” I lied. In reality, I imported the car from Washington. It came with documents that mentioned New York State. The title was clean, so I assumed it was in good condition. I priced the vehicle quite high – well over its value. But he didn’t know, and he didn’t ask any more questions. I told him I had another buyer interested (another lie), and that he had to make a decision right away. With no hesitation, he got a bank draft and I gave him the keys. Like I promised, I threw in the new tire gauge. Marty gave me a wink and slowly drove off. Another foolish customer, I thought. No history report to keep me on my toes. And worse, he needs to get it inspected, registered and insured within 30 days - I didn’t bother. I just got my buddy in Bellingham to help me get it across. That evening, I took out the papers I’d received with the car. I decided to go over them more thoroughly. I guess I was a bit bored. Turns out, the vehicle had been registered in four U.S. states. Somewhere along the line, the rebuild* status was dropped. Probably intentionally. The inspection and ICBC will catch that. And who knows if the odometer is right? At least it’s no longer mine. *Rebuild – A vehicle written off as a total loss by an insurance company, then rebuilt and certified for use. This term does not describe a vehicle that has a new or repaired motor, transmission or other major part. Rebuilds offer savings when repaired well, but a buyer has a right to know it was rebuilt. But this buyer didn’t and Walt walked away with the cash.

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Everyone remembers his or her first vehicle, especially if it was a monster truck. Giving up my truck for a month was tough and I had to make a few sacrifices to get around. My first car show was a hit. I came in second place and I was determined the following year I would be back with something they have never seen before. I poured most of my paychecks into my truck and took it off the road for two months to prepare for its transformation. I called up the owner of Interco Tire and asked about some Supper Swamper tires. He said he had a set in his office that nobody has seen before. I told him to send them to me; I would figure out what I had to do to fit them under the truck. When

they came in they looked big. So big I was getting worried. The custom leaf springs came back from the spring shop and I knew my calculations were correct. With all the multiple shocks in place, chassis freshly painted, motor work done, a lower gears installed it was ready for the tires. I cleared away the debris pile that accumulated around my truck. Placed the floor jack under the rear axle and started to jack it up. With the rear tires on and clearing the fenders it was time to move to the front. When I started to lift the front I noticed how high the hood was getting, at that point I knew I had built a monster.

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Beefs & bouquets BOUQUET To Aerial Tree Service for cutting down our tree and cleaning up the mess. And when the job took less time than expected, they charged us less than the quote.

BEEF To all the residents and businesses that do not shovel their sidewalks. Have some compassion for the elderly people that walk on those walkways, or I will come there and do it myself.

BEEF To whoever keeps driving in my wraparound driveway in Cedar. It’s a private driveway. Stay off and use the road not mine.

BOUQUET To the gentleman who gave me a break. Thank you. I promise to keep my head on my shoulders.

BOUQUET To the city’s yellow snowplow truck driver who took a second run past our driveway in Brechin/Stewart area in the February snowstorm. BEEF To the person who hit our parked car on Milton Street by Nob Hill Park and drove off without leaving your contact information. Learn how to take responsibility for your actions, or hand in your licence. BOUQUET To the funky fashions on Commercial Street for the greatest selection of dresses to found anywhere. I looked high and low and finally found what I was looking for here. BEEF To every medical person I have dealt with over the phone during my medical ordeal. So rude and unhelpful with so much attitude on the phone. When people are going through these hard times in life, please be caring and have some sympathy. BOUQUET To the lovely young guys who were randomly handing out roses on Commercial Street on Valentine’s Day. You have no idea how much I needed and appreciated this random act of kindness. BEEF To the mayor and council for the changes you made in who qualifies for the LEAP card with parks and rec. It is those who are on social assistance who have the advantage, not seniors or middle class. BOUQUET to Ed Wickwire. You bring a smile to so many people every single day. May the sun shine on you every day, the way you bring sunshine to so many others. We love you, and your love for Motley Crue.

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BEEF To all of you who waste paper. You should follow the example of my unemployed neighbour, who never prints off any resumés or cover letters and saves lots of trees that way. BOUQUET To the woman with long blonde hair and glasses in the light colored Nissan, who was following behind me on the Island highway and gave me the thumbs up because of my big happy white dog. You sure made my day, because only an hour before that, my car was broken into while my dog was in the car. Lucky for him, my dog doesn’t bite.

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BOUQUET To the very many men who were out buying flowers for their womenfolk. True love. BOUQUET To the success of the Sochi Winter Olympics, and the successes of all the athletes.

BOUQUET To Derek who works so hard to keep Port Place shopping centre so nice and clean for all of us to enjoy. BOUQUET To Emily at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns for her generous donation to St. Peter’s Prayer Shawl Ministry.

BOUQUET To Jared and his father Roy who shovelled our driveway this weekend and snuck away without payment. What a wonderful gesture from a young man and his dad. I will be sure to pay it forward. BOUQUET To B.C. Hydro for getting the power back on. BOUQUET To Ariel and her dad. Thank you for helping me when my car was stuck in the snow on Lambert Avenue. I don’t know why you had such a pretty pink carnation on a cold and snowy morning, but it brightened up my day. BOUQUET To our mailman, our paper carrier and especially to our kind neighbour, Doug, who cleared our long driveway during the recent snowstorm.

BOUQUET To the staff at Columbia Bakery and owners for their honesty they displayed regarding the wallet containing a substantial amount of money left at their store and their effort to find the rightful owner.

BOUQUET to Tim and Robin at Big O Tires. Your customer service never ceases to amaze me. You and your staff are always pleasant, patient and professional.

Submit your own Beef or Bouquet

BOUQUET To the Windley Contracting truck driver who was salting Harby Road, from the two women walking their horses. You stopped well back so we could get the horses off the road, then drove by very slowly with the spreader turned off so as not to spook the horses.

Beefs & Bouquets is a free forum to give thanks or express views on issues and events. The News Bulletin reserves the right to edit or refuse submissions. Length is limited to 40 words and two submissions per person per week. A winner will be selected at random to receive a floral bouquet from Turley’s Florist and Potting Shed. Mail or deliver to the News Bulletin, 777B Poplar St., Nanaimo, V9S 2H7 or e-mail to bulletinboard@nanaimobulletin.com. Fax to 250-753-0788.

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BOUQUET To the palliative care unit for the loving care provided to Duncan Cumming. Also to Hospice caregivers for all their help. You are all angels.

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BOUQUET to the young man for the act of kindness at Longwood Thrifty Foods. You have strengthened my belief in compassion and caring for others. I applaud your generosity.

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BOUQUET To our neighbour, Paul, for keeping our driveways clear on Uplands. Truly a great neighbour.

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Friday FIRST OPEN Heart Society Nanaimo Chapter meets March 28, 1:30 p.m., at St. Andrew’s United Church. Guest speaker: Karen Alden from the Lung Association.

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ASTRONOMY SOCIETY meets fourth Thursday monthly at 7 p.m. at Beban Park Social Centre. Public welcome. Visit www.nanaimoastronomy.com. Educational services available for schools and businesses. hEART OF the Island Chorus meets Wednes-

days from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Lantzville Legion. 1-866-9238119 for details. NANAIMO ElKS No. 26 meets third Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 10, 129 Harewood Rd. 250-741-8308 for details.

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