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POPULATION TRENDS

RDN grows, city declines Regional district chair believes it’s all about dollars and cents CANDACE WU

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Parksville and Qualicum Beach have suffered a net outflow of people since 2011, while the surrounding rural areas have bolstered in population growing at nearly the same rate as the province. According to B.C. Stats’ 2013 population estimates, the population in Parksville (11,852) and Qualicum Beach (8,481) dipped 1.1 and 1.9 per cent, respectively, while the unincorporated surrounding areas grew by 1.7 per cent from 2011 to 2013. The population of B.C. increased as a whole by 1.9 per cent in the last two years. Natural attrition could be one explanation according to Wern Grundlingh, a population analyst with People are not moving into B.C. Stats. this area, or being born, at “That’s a subtle way of saying a rate that replenishes the death, ” said Grundlingh. “People are loss of people dying not moving into this area, or being born, at a rate that replenishes the WERN GRUNLINGH loss of people dying.” Statistics Canada shows Parksville’s median age is 58.2, while Qualicum Beach’s median age is 63.9, making the latter notorious for being the oldest community in Canada. Comparatively, electoral areas including Nanoose Bay, Coombs, Errington, French Creek, Deep Bay and Bowser have an average median age of 53.9. Of the outlying regions, Area F — which includes Coombs and Errington — saw the highest population change from 2006 to 2011 according to Stats Canada. Area F also has the lowest median age of 46, approximately ten years lower than its neighboring outskirts. B.C. Stats estimates the average life expectancy on Vancouver Island is 81.8 years. Parksville Mayor Chris Burger echoed Grundlingh’s explanation, saying death rates outnumber birth rates — he also said that attracting more young people to the area is a constant topic of conversation at city hall and the chamber of commerce. See TAXES LOWER IN RURAL AREAS, page A7

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Tax increase is 2.5% in Qualicum Beach

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Taxes for property owners in Qualicum Beach will be going up two-and-a-half per cent. The Town of Qualicum Beach Tax Rates bylaw was adopted at a council meeting last week. John Marsh, financial administrator and acting chief administrative officer, said although the town’s share of taxes went up three and a half per cent, the bottom line for the taxpayer is about 2.5 per cent, and for business owners, taxes are increasing by about one per cent. The average assessed home in Qualicum Beach is $388,000 and a homeowner with a property of that value would pay $2,230 in taxes this year, up $75 from last year. • The Town of Qualicum Beach is keeping its spending in check. The total spending for general municipal purposes is down two per cent from last year, sitting at 22 per cent of the total annual budget, said John Marsh, financial administrator and CAO. “Each per cent is about $94,000 so when I say we’re a couple per cent ahead that’s over 180,000, so it’s looking quite good so far this year.” Spending on transportation is at 19 per cent of the annual budget compared to 23 per cent the town was at this time last year, environmental and public health spending is at 22 per cent compared with 24 per cent last year and in community development the town has spent 22 per cent of its budget compared with 28 per cent last year at this time. Parks and Recreation is also four per cent lower down to 20 per cent this year.

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RDN chair and long-time resident Joe Stanhope is pictured above last week at the French Creek Pollution Control Centre.

FRENCH CREEK ODOURS

Blame it on the herring The smell is expected to get worse as the temperature rises

into the area of the businesses and residences inland from the marina. Any odours from the plant, with that wind direction, would be blown JOHN HARDING in the opposite direction of the area around the editor@pqbnews.com marina. The reek around French Creek in recent The French Creek Pollution Control Centre weeks isn’t related to the sewage treatment takes in human waste from about 26,000 local plant — it’s all about herring roe and one prom- residents who flush their toilets, and about the inent member of the community believes it’s same amount of people who have their septic only going to get worse. tanks emptied and trucked to “In my opinion, June is go- The best instruments in the the facility. Staff say they are ing to be absolutely horrible,” proud of their facility and their world can’t pick up some said Joe Stanhope, the chair ISO certification levels. They odours the human of the regional District of Naalso say they want to hear from nose can naimo’s board of directors and residents who detect a foul SEAN DE POL a long-time French Creek resismell in the area. dent. “Odours are a really comA herring spawn in mid-March right in front plex thing,” said Sean DePol, the RDN’s manof the French Creek Marina has resulted in ager of waste water services. “The best instruankle-deep eggs on the beach near the marina. ments in the world can’t pick up some odours Residents have been complaining about the the human nose can. Odour complaints are smell, and some of them have attributed it to important to us. We monitor the weather — the what the RDN calls its pollution control centre, wind (direction) is important to help us identify which is only a few hundred meters from the where the odours are coming from.” beach. The last expansion at the plant was in 1997 There was proof Thursday — another smelly (it was originally built in 1978). From an odourday around French Creek to be certain — the complaint perspective, it didn’t go well. The odours were not coming from the plant. The RDN received more than 220 odour complaints wind was blowing from the east, carrying the in each of 1998 and 1999. smell of the millions of decomposing eggs See RDN ENCOURAGES, page A4

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several civil servants who did not return home. Lowering the Canadian flag to half-mast at Branch 49’s ceremony was Parksville’s Warren Paterson-Welsh, Operations Officer CANDACE WU 39 Signals Regiment, who served in Afghannews@pqbnews.com istan. Last Friday people around “It was an interesting It was 18-hour days of the county gathered to acexperience,” said Paterknowledge National Day of paperwork and proofread- son-Welsh of his tour which ing and I probably went Honour — a day set aside by lasted from June to Novemthrough 1000 papers in six ber 2011. the Government of Canada to months. But that’s a war mark the end of Canada’s miliDuring the mission, he — you just do it tary mission in Afghanistan. worked as the deputy chair of WARREN PATERSON-WELSH Legion branches in Parksoperations production desk in ville, Qualicum Beach and the intelligence unit. Bowser participated by hosting “It was 18-hour days of paceremonies in their respective perwork and proofreading communities to pay their respects to the 40,000 and I probably went through 1000 papers in six veterans who took part in the war — including months,” he said. 158 soldiers, one diplomat, one journalist and “But that’s a war — you just do it.”

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In comparison, in 2013 there were only 16 complaints logged, the same number that have been received in the first five months of 2014 (half of which on May 1-2 alone). After the 1997 expansion, “odour from the newly-constructed plant became a major issue due to an engineering design oversight,” DePol wrote in an e-mail to The NEWS after taking a reporter on a tour of the facility last week. “To address this issue, extensive odour control measures were undertaken . . . (including) covering and/or enclosing odour-generating areas of the

plant, adding two bioscrubbers, one biofilter, and using ozone to change (oxidize) the chemical composition of odour-causing compounds” More than 10,000 cubic metres of treated effluent is released into the Georgia Strait from the plant every day through a pipe that goes two kilometres off shore from French Creek, 62 metres below the surface of the water at the pipe’s end. The RDN encourages local residents to call them if they detect odours. You can call the pollution control centre’s chief operator, Chris Brown, at 250-248-5794.


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ALEXA’S TEAM

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Eight police officers from Parksville Qualicum Beach were honored at a ceremony in Victoria last week for their efforts in taking drunk drivers off the road. The RCMP are part of Alexa’s Team, a movement to eliminate alcohol-related motor vehicle deaths started in part by Alexa Middelaer’s parents to honour their four-year-old daughter, who was killed by a drunk driver in 2008. The Parksville constables recognized are as follows: Matt Beckett, Cory Smith, Jordan Reid, Tamara Aquilini, Blake Manchur, A.J. Obodzinski, Shawn Parker and Doug Pennington. Since its inception, the program has seen a 52 per cent decrease in deaths related to impaired driving, representing 190 lives saved in the last three years, according to a news release issued by Alexa’s Team media relations. “In a short period of time we have seen such a massive decrease,” said Mike Elston, Operations NCO of Central Vancouver Island Traffic Services. “It’s something none of us truly expected and we continuously go out and enforce drinking and driving laws.” Read the rest of this story at pqbnews.com

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HAVEN HOUSE PLANS ITS FIRST FUNDRAISING EVENT

Violence can be the norm in some relationships

Fashion show, luncheon, guest speakers and more at Tigh-Na-Mara May 31 CANDACE WU news@pqbnews.com

Parksville resident Rita Paul, now 71, volunteers with Haven Society, a transition house for women and children seeking reprieve from domestic abuse. The matter is close to her heart as Paul said she was a victim of countless abusive relationships. She found solace in an SOS program which has since transpired into the Parksville Qualicum Haven House. Today, Paul credits that very community program with her survival and has dedicated her life to helping other women in abusive relationships. And now she’s sharing her story with The NEWS. Paul was born to a 15-year-old mother who she said “was still a child herself when she got pregnant.” Paul was raised by her alcoholic grandmother and workaholic grandfather in northern Alberta. Abuse, she said, was a recurrent theme in her childhood. “My grandmother used to beat up my

grandfather,” Paul explains. “I saw a lot of Eventually, at the end of another tumultuous relationship, Paul decided she violence and it became a norm for me.” Paul said her adolescent years were needed help. In 1990 she picked up the phone and plagued with physical, verbal and sexual abuse — all of which followed her into called an SOS helpline for women in adulthood. abusive relationships. “I started dating when I was 13 be“It was the best decision I have ever cause I didn’t want to feel alone,” she made,” she said. “I went to weekly meetsaid. “I was always attracted to the same ings with other women and we all shared type of person who would abuse me stories — it was the first time I felt accepted.” somehow.” Paul said she went to Paul said she had “a I’ve had a boyfriend hold a distorted idea of love” knife to my throat, another those weekly meetings kill my cat and one who for six years. and throughout her life stole from me constantly “I always looked she was in back-to-back forward to it,” she said. relationships, always tryRITA PAUL ing to escape the feeling “And still today I go for of abandonment, even if coffee with four women I met at those meetmeant putting her own ings.” life at stake. Looking back, Paul said her life has “I’ve had a boyfriend hold a knife to my throat, another kill my cat and one been a roller coaster of highs and lows. However, she said she has found a sense who stole from me constantly.” When asked how many relationships of peace and sanity she wants to share. she had been in, Paul couldn’t even wa- By volunteering with Haven Society, Paul ger a guess. has the opportunity to help women who “Hundreds?” she said hesitantly. “But she can see pieces of herself in. I can’t even remember half of them — I “Nobody deserves to be abused,” she would just date people to avoid feeling said. “But when abuse is all you know, alone.” that can be hard to understand.”

The Parksville Qualicum Haven House opened last October in an effort to provide shelter to women and children fleeing domestic abuse. According to the Nanaimo-based Haven Society resource development co-ordinator Christine Gross, there is a major need in this area. “Haven Society supports about 3,000 women and children per year,” said Gross. “In Parksville, I’d say about 1,500 people utilize our services for various reasons at various times.” Gross explains the Haven House is a safe shelter for women and children to stay in an undisclosed location in Parksville Qualicum Beach. The house can accommodate up to eight people. Food, shelter and safety is provided. On May 31 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Haven Society will host an inaugural fundraiser that will include a fashion show, clothing sale, key note presentations by women of domestic abuse and a luncheon provided by Tigh-Na-Mara, where the event will take place. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased in advance at the SOS or through Haven Society. Proceeds from the clothing sales will be donated directly to Haven Society. For more information contact 250-756-2456.

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Ride with Council – May 26

Health and Fitness Day – June 7

Council invites residents, families and friends to join them in a ride on Monday, May 26 to celebrate Bike to Work Week in Parksville. The 5 km ride, expected to take about 45 minutes, will start at City Hall at 4 pm and travel to Corfield, along Despard Avenue to Chestnut Street, to Hirst and returning for refreshments. Map and info on the City’s website.

Mayor Burger has declared June 7 as Health and Fitness Day in Parksville. Along with Parliamentary Secretary for Healthy Living, MLA Michelle Stilwell, the City encourages residents to participate in physical activities and celebrate the importance of health and fitness. An event will be planned for June 7, so do stay tuned.

Public Works Open House – May 29

Parksville has a new pop-up library located near the outdoor gym in the Community Park thanks to a partnership between the woodworking department and art students at Ballenas Secondary School, the Vancouver Island Regional Library and the City. Help yourself to a good read and leave one for someone else to enjoy. It is hoped community organizations and businesses will consider sponsoring other libraries throughout the City. Contact Councillor Powell-Davidson for more information.

To celebrate Public Works Week, the City will host an open house on May 29 in the Community Park (near the picnic shelter) from 10 am to 2 pm. Activities are free; demonstrations, displays, refreshments and a chance to learn about the world of public works and the effect it has on improving the quality of life in our community. We hope to see you there!

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City Notices

Water Conservation Level 2

2014 Property Taxes

Water Conservation Level 2 is now in effect. Odd numbered addresses water on odd numbered days and even numbered addresses on even numbered days. Watering times are 6 to 10 morning and evening for no more than two hours per period with four hours maximum watering per day. Watering of vegetable gardens, shrubs, trees and flowers is restricted to a hand-held container or a hose with shut-off nozzle if watered outside of permitted times. [Quicklinks/Water Conservation]

Council has set the residential tax increase and the business property tax increase at 2% for 2014 and also approved the 2014-2018 final financial plan now available on the website [Quicklinks/Financial Reports]. Tax notices will be mailed the last week in May and to avoid penalty, payment must be received by the City and the homeowner grant claimed by July 2, 2014.

It’s Easy to View Accounts Online Homeowners and businesses may access their municipal accounts from the City’s website [Online Services]. With MyCity, a secure online service, customers may view previous billings, monitor utility consumption and claim the Provincial Homeowner Grant. MyCity supports licences, property tax and utility accounts. Customers may set up a profile and register each account using the folio or account number and access code from the notice or bill.

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Under the provisions of the Community Charter, Council may exempt land and/or improvements from municipal property taxes for the next calendar year, subject to meeting certain requirements which in general, restrict exemption to non-profit organizations using the lands for specific non-profit purposes. Deadline for consideration for the 2015 taxation year is 4 pm, June 30. Details, application form and policy may be obtained from City Hall or from the website [Mayor and Council/ Permissive Tax Exemptions].

Saturday, November 15 – Mark Your Calendars!

General voting day is set for Saturday, November 15 from 8 am to 8 pm at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre and the Parksville Fellowship Baptist Church. Advanced polls are Wednesday, November 5 and November 12 from 8 am to 8 pm. This year’s voting day format will change. The voters’ list will not be used; we will conduct a “voting book election” which requires voters to bring two pieces of identification to the voting place and register on the spot. The two pieces must contain your name and address and at least one with a signature. If you do not have documentation showing residency, then two pieces of identification (with at least one with a signature) are still required and you will be required to make a “solemn declaration” as to your residency.

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Permissive Tax Exemptions

Documents which may be accepted: • BC driver’s licence • BC identification card issued by Motor Vehicles Branch • Owner’s certificate of insurance and vehicle licence issued by ICBC • BC CareCard or BC Gold CareCard • Birth certificate • SIN card (Human Resources Development Canada) • Canadian passport • Citizenship card (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) • Real property tax notice issued by City of Parksville • Credit card or debit card issued by a savings institution • Utility bill for electricity, natural gas, water, telephone or cable services.

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Information packages have been mailed to Parksville Downtown Business Improvement Area (PDBIA) members regarding the Parksville Council initiative to undertake a petition process to renew the 2015-2019 annual charge levied on commercial properties within the PDBIA. Unfortunately, there is ambiguity in the wording of the petition mailed last week which could be misleading. New petitions have been issued and we sincerely regret the confusion and inconvenience this has caused. For members of the Parksville Downtown Business Improvement Area, if you do not wish the PDBIA to continue operation, a majority of property owners representing at least 50% of the assessed value of the property must sign and return the petition to the City no later than 4 pm, Monday, June 16. If you have questions regarding the process, contact the City’s administration department at 250 954-3068. Questions about PDBA plans and activities should be directed to Pamela Bottomley at 250 248-8079 or www.parksvilledowntown.ca.

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

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

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The 28th annual Home Expo attracted approximately 6,000 people to Oceanside Place on the weekend, where 75 vendors showcased their products and services. “The show’s focus is on renovating, building and designing,” said event manager Darcy Hope of Evergreen Exhibition. “It’s a no-pressure environment for people to get professional advice.” Hope said the show was successful, as it always is in Parksville — Hope’s family has been planning the shows for nearly three decades and he attended his first one at age three. “The Home Expo is really great for both the exhibitors who get to talk with clients face-to-face and also for the attendees who basically get to do the same thing,” said Hope,

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adding that most of the vendors are local to Vancouver Island. Hope said his favorite part of the show is watching people interact with one another and find what they are looking for. “We’re already planning

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“We (Parksville) are not growing nearly as quickly as we once were,” said Burger. “The city is completely dependent on bringing people here.” Grundlingh said population estimates are measured by recording hydro connections and medical service plan enrolments. “Those are the two factors that have historically been the best indicators and most reliable over time,” he said, adding there are various other explanations for population increases and decreases including the cost of living. “It all comes down to dollars and cents — there’s no question about that,” said RDN chair and longtime French Creek resident Joe Stanhope. “A lot of people are going to electoral areas because taxes are lower.” Qualicum Beach Mayor Teunis Westbroek said a cultural shift is occurring which may, in part, explain the population changes. “People are deciding to have families later in life and they tend to have less children,” said Westbroek. “People also find it appealing to live in the country where they still have access to services in

town and they are only a short drive away.” Westbroek said the town is working towards more affordable housing options. Burger said the city’s urban growth strategy is concerned with orientating people into urban centres but the electoral areas boast developable land and “that’s not something you can easily control.” Despite statistics that show a declining population, Burger said the city expects to see the population grow at a rate of 1.5 per cent per year until 2030. Burger said the city is working on maintaining and enhancing their services in an effort to “round out the demographic.” “It’s pretty obvious we’re a retirement mecca and we need to continue services that are geared towards seniors but the catch-22 is that we need to draw younger people in as well,” said Burger. “One way of retaining young families has been the temporary foreign workers program —  that’s something that has really brought families here.” See EDITORIAL, page A10

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BIKE TO WORK WEEK

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The battle is on as Parksville and Qualicum Beach gear up for the annual competition to get the most people out to their respective rides with council for Bike to Work Week. The Oceanside Cycling Coalition is helping organize three events that week, said president Jim Swanson, including the two council rides and the Bike-Bus-Car Community Challenge. The mandate of Bike to Work Week is to encourage and promote the use of the bicycle as transportation to work and to help riders experience the joy of an ever-increasing number of people safely commuting by bicycle, explained Parksville communications officer Debbie Tardiff. The week encourages cycling to promote healthy lifestyles and prevention of health issues through regular exercise. Parksville council invites everyone to join them Monday, May 26 to kick off the week

with their annual ride. Starting and finishing at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre, they will do a casual loop along Despard Avenue and back. The next day (May 27) Qualicum Beach town council will try to top the number of Parksville riders, starting at the PQB Links trail near the LEgion and looping around to town hall. The council with the most riders wins the coveted Pacific Bike Challenge trophy. Both rides start at 4 p.m. and will have “celebration stations” at the end, Swanson said. That Monday is National Bike Day and Swanson said they have permission from Canada Bikes to include both council rides under the official bike day umbrella. Later in the week, but not yet scheduled, there will also be a Bike-Bus-Car Commuter Challenge to compare commute times for the three modes of transportation. The coalition and municipal councils also encourage businesses and individuals to register any cycling that week online for a chance to win prizes. Register and get more information at http://biketowork.ca/oceanside. For more on the local group, which is always looking for volunteers, visit www.oceansidecyclingcoalition.blogspot.ca.

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THE NEWS is published every Tuesday and Thursday by Black Press Ltd. #4 - 154 Middleton Ave. Parksville, B.C. V9P 2H2 250-248-4341

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hen a buyer or builder looks to build a house or subdivision, he/ she is like any other consumer buying any other product. They consider the price, and the value, before making the economic leap. And so it goes in the Parksville Qualicum Beach region, where population is declining in the two big communities (see reporter Candace Wu’s story in today’s edition of The NEWS) and increasing in the regional district lands between and around them. If you decide to build or buy in, say, French Creek or Errington, you have access to the same amenities — pool, rink, shopping, parks — as someone who lives within the boundaries of Parksville or Qualicum Beach. However, your tax bill is hundreds of dollars lower every year than your city and town neighbours. Similarly, if a builder is considering the area, why not produce a product on the lower-taxed land — it’s a good selling point. What’s more, development cost charges are also less on RDN land than the town or city, so it seems a no brainer, a win-win for both the developer and the potential home buyer. We had a conversation recently with a city politician about this who said something to the effect: yeah, but wait until it snows, then they will know the difference. Um, we’re still waiting. Let’s face facts: it doesn’t really snow here. Most of us live within a kilometre or two of the ocean and in the last two winters, snow has stayed on the ground for a grand total of about four days. Is that all you’ve got to show the difference between the city and regional district services, snow clearing? The trend will continue. Both Parksville and Qualicum Beach will talk about strategies to attract more families, more people in general, but until they address the taxation and DCC discrepancies with the RDN, more and more people will build and live in the RDN. In the end, this is not a bad thing for the local economy and job creation. Those who live in the RDN shop in the same places locally as those who live in Parksville or Qualicum Beach. It does, however, further stretch the ability of the town and city to maintain and upgrade the services it currently delivers. — Editorial by John Harding

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Letters TRILLIUM AUXILIARY’S GOOD WORK

After recently attending the 70th Conference of the British Columbia Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries, I was pleased to hear what auxiliaries have accomplished in B.C. Over 7,000 women and men donated 1,626,504 hours of their time in 2013. They donated $8,859,585 to hospitals for equipment, to care facilities and many other needs for health care. In Parksville, the Trillium Lodge Auxiliary Society is a part of the BCAHA and we provide a tuck shop, beauty salon, manicure nails, provide books, do a monthly tea and assist when asked for aid. Saturday, May 10, was declared Auxiliary Day in B.C. and I am proud to promote our local auxiliary. MARY S. SMITH, TRILLIUM AUX. PRESIDENT Parksville

CANADA NOT GREEN The Canadian government has   been downgraded once again by an international study by the Bertlesmann Foundation of Germany. Canada slipped to 20th of 41 countries generally and 38th out of 41 countries in terms of safeguarding the environment. The main culprit:  The Conservative government, they say, has weakened environmental laws, streamlined energy projects and has disregarded  “evidence-based decision making.” In another analysis, by the Carbon Tracker Initiative, $1 trillion in investor

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“People are not moving into this area, or being born, at a rate that replenishes the loss of people dying.” WERN GRUNDLINGH see story page A1

money has been stranded by being invested worldwide in fossil fuel projects that will never show a profit  in a carbon constrained world. Among these projects is the Alberta tar sands, much vaunted and promoted by Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government. This is one of the dirtiest fossil fuel projects in the world along with fracking and coal burning. The objection to “evidence based decision making,” obviously refers to Harper basing his decisions on   his own ideology as opposed to decisions based on hard evidence such as the unprecedented concurrence of scientific knowledge regarding climate change. STAN GAUTHIER Parksville

THANKS FOR LYME MEETING PROMOTION

Thank-you to the staff of The NEWS for choosing to help promote our lyme disease awareness event. We had a great turn out (near capacity) at the PCCC on Saturday and when polled most wrote that they heard of the event through your paper. Thank-you for that. It was also interesting to note that most of those in attendance were effected by lyme disease in one way or another. Considering that we are still being told that you cannot get lyme in B.C., the number was impressive. We would also like to thank our sponsor, The Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation (canlyme.com), Island Naturals for the lovely gift basket plus the numerous volunteers that put in time and effort to make this event a success.

A special thank-you to our speakers Dawn, Nicky, Lana and David plus George who debuted a song at the event. Also a thank-you to Dave at 88.5 The Beach and Pam at 101.7 CHLY radio, plus Lisa at the Pharmasave, who all helped to make this event worth attending. Anyone interested in attending a support group meeting is welcome, we hold them on the second Saturday of each month at the Parksville Pharmasave meeting room at 1:30 p.m. Further information can be received by writing pqblyme@gmail.com SUE ALDOUS Qualicum Beach

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TOUGH, BUT CORRECT SCHOOL DECISION

The elected School Board of District 69, after a lengthy public process, came to a well reasoned and financially responsible decision to close four schools. Congratulations. As a retired school administrator, I know that leadership decisions such as these are seldom easy or popular. The next several months will be challenging as new organizations gradually take hold, but I truly believe the district is at the threshold to do many wonderful things for students from K to 12. Perhaps, with the infusion of new funds (from potential land sales), the district may now be able to implement significant improvements to existing buildings and programs. This would lead to higher levels of student achievement... which is always our primary goal. DOUG EBBETT Qualicum Beach

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PARKSVILLE: RDN:

CHRIS BURGER Mayor, City of Parksville City Hall office: 250-954-4661 e-mail: chrisburger@ parksville.ca

We asked: How can we attract more people to Parksville Qualicum Beach?

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

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More advertising. Maybe host some festivals — music is a great way to bridge the age gap. MICHELLE ALLEN

Affordable housing. It’s way too expensive to buy a house in town. LEIGH HANNAM

A nice nightclub would be cool. LES MAC Errington

More jobs and more recreational activities to do in the winter. DAVID ROSS Parksville

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hat makes us so makes a habit of heating damned smart?  our food before we eat it. Compared with It probably happened by other critters, I mean.  chance a couple of milBy Arthur Black Let’s face it: when it lion years ago when some comes to brain power, hucaveman ancestor — let’s mans are the class nerds call him Thog — accidenon Planet Earth.  Poodles tally dropped a hunk of sadon’t do plane geomebre-tooth tiger haunch in try.  Chimpanzees can’t the campfire, fished it out parse a Petrarchan sonand stuck it in his mouth. net.  Nightingales sing Not only did it taste betand partridges thrum, ter, it was easier to chew but can they toss off a Puccini aria or and digest.  What’s more, it allowed a Ginger Baker drum solo? Not likely. Thog’s body to absorb more nutrition Flamingos do a courting dance, with every bite he took. but can they waltz? Foxtrot? Watusi? I That meant that Thog didn’t have don’t think so. So what is it that makes to spend nine hours a day foraging for Homo sapiens so drop dead smarty and digesting his meals like all the pants? other animals. Result: spare time. Would you believe cooking? Time to invent things like stone Yup.  We’re the only species that tools, fur bikinis and the Hadron

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NEW RESTAURANT OPENS JUNE 2 AT PACIFIC SHORES RESORT

No-tipping concept aims to ‘shake it up’ Owner says current business model for restaurants is broken JOHN HARDING editor@pqbnews.com

David Jones believes he will shake up the hospitality industry when his no-tipping restaurant opens next month at Pacific Shores Resort in Nanoose Bay. The price you see on the menu is the price you will pay — plus appropriate taxes — when the Smoke and Water restaurant opens to the public on June 2. “This is going to create a social change,” Jones said last week while renovations continued on the restaurant. “We are shaking it up. Why do we believe that by tipping someone we are going to get better service?” A newcomer to the restaurant industry, Jones grew up in Southern California but has spent the last 15 years in Oklahoma. He said he was looking for a business opportunity last fall when he saw an advertisement on an website. He had visited Pacific Shore last summer. “There it was, a turn-key lease,” said Jones. He signed deal in April and on May 1 work started, led by lead contractor

Ken Burke and interior designer Alice Munro. Jones said he and his restaurant manager Joe Smith have had no trouble getting staff for the restaurant. “Not one of them has even hesitated when we explained how we are going to do it,” said Jones. “It (the no-tipping plan) takes away from the ‘me’ concept and puts it back into a team, which includes the back of the house (cooks).” In general terms, this is how Jones said it will work. He said he will pay his staff $10.50/hour. At the end of each month, the staff will split 15 per cent of the restaurant’s revenues, receiving a lump sum, pro-rated to how many hours each staff member works. That will likely push most hourly wages at Smoke and Water to more than $20/hour. Jones also said a percentage of revenues will go to staff health and dental plans and a social fund, which the staff can decide to donate to any cause or charity. He said staff will sign confidentiality agreements and be able to see the actual revenues of the restaurant each month. He believes this model will also allow his staff to seek financing for homes or cars like people in

other industries can do, because all their income will be on paper. “I’m going to treat these people (staff) as adults,” said Jones. Smith, the manager, said he doesn’t believe Parksville Qualicum Beach hospitality businesses are in tune with their visitors from places that already have no-tipping restaurants like parts of Europe, Australia, Japan and New Zealand. “I think that the service industry here, compared to other places I’ve been, is not catered to the tourists who are coming here.” said Smith. “They (tourists from those countries that have done away with gratuities) don’t understand the tipping culture.” What does his new staff think of this? “Their excitement level is through the roof,” said Smith. Jones conceded he expects push-back and skepticism about his plan from other restaurants in Parksville Qualicum Beach. “This (tipping) is a broke system, a broken business model,” said Jones. “I hope they (other restaurant owners) look themselves in the mirror. I hope I shake them up. I don’t have any loyalties to anyone other than our staff.” One industry insider isn’t so sure this will shake up the local

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The Smoke and Water Restaurant at Pacific Shores Resort in Nanoose Bay opens June 2 and purports to be the first no-tipping restaurant in Canada. Above, on the restaurant’s deck, are manager Joe Smith, left, and owner David Jones.

restaurant scene. “You’re forcing the customer to tip regardless of how good the service is,” said the local insider. “I understand what he’s trying to do. They’ve had no success doing it the standard way out there so he’s going to try something new. Unless he is going to pay a significantly higher wage, he’s going to get the bottom of the barrel (for staff), a lot of rookies who have little or no experi-

ence. And are they going to have to charge $19 for a hamburger?” Jones said his menu prices will be “fair.” Jones was also asked what would happen if a customer does leave a tip. “We’re going to chase you down and give it back to you,” he said. “If we can’t find you, we will donate it to charity.” Smoke and Water Restaurant in Pacific Shore Resort opens to the public on June 2.

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time homebuyer with a fore the May 1 deadline, $248,000 mortgage and a even if they have a later closfive per cent down paying date. Cheapest isn’t always ment will pay an extra $5 By Carol Plaisier best. Strangely, we know per month in insurance that’s true when we’re shoppremiums. If you are selfping for anything else, but employed, a larger fee may we still tend to believe that apply. A mortgage broker lowest rate is the one and can calculate exactly how only factor in choosing a much the increase will mortgage. Unfortunately, mean to you. that low-rate mortgage The change came into could actually cost you more effect on May 1. The only home buyers that will be able to access in the long run. A cut-rate mortgage could have you the previous lower rates had to have bought a home and were approved be- locked in to a very rigid contract filled

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Mix of genres offers a theatrical feast The best of these six plays will represent this zone in Kamloops in July BRENDA GOUGH News Contributor

If theatre is big on your radar, you won’t want to miss Theatre BC’s North Island Zone Drama Festival at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach from May 17 to 24. ECHO Players is hosting the event that will see six community theatre groups presenting an exciting mix of outstanding performances. With the usual mix of tragedy, comedy and classical works the festival offers a theatrical feast for all audiences. The North Island Zone is one of eleven that operate under the umbrella of Theatre BC and all zones are holding spring festivals that include an awards ceremony. Awards will be handed out in several categories such as best performance by an actor, best direction, best lighting and best play. The best production from each zone will then compete at the Theatre BC Mainstage Festival being held in Kamloops in July. Fran Gebhard who teaches drama at the University of Victoria is this year’s adjudicator. The accomplished actress and director will provide a public adjudication following each performance and a private indepth coffee critique for the cast and crew. Alistair McVey, president of Echo Players said Gebhard is well known in for her professionalism and the audience will get to hear her feedback at the end of each play. He said the next morning the cast and crew will get even more pointers from her.

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Echo Players is entering Mrs. Reynolds and the Ruffian in Theatre B.C.’s North Island Zone Drama Festival at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach from May 17-24. Actors above, from left, are: Mack Lazzarino, Aviva Fox and Kim Bellwood.

“She will go through the entire play and give insight into how we did. We are not professionals but we want to be as good as we can and her critiques are part of the festival.” Rose Knabb, festival chairperson said they are especially excited about having an entry from Vanier Secondary School’s the flying Squirrel Productions which is an insightful and brutally honest look at the cause and effects of homophobia in Canadian high schools. It is based on interviews with high school students and on their real life experiences and it is a collaboration by the community Justice Centre and the Head of Drama for Vanier. The story is told using the actual words woven through one student’s jour-

ney. It was developed in 2011 following a series of high profile and nationally reported teenage suicides resulting from bullying and homophobic abuse. CONTEST

Win two tickets to attend the festival. E-mail reporter@pqbnews.com with Send me to the Zone by Thursday, May 15 at noon. Winners will be notified Thursday On opening night May 17 Echo Players will be presenting Mrs. Reynolds and the Ruffian, a play about a troubled juvenile delinquent who ends up befriending a little old lady after he vandalizes her garden. Two stereotypical generations are locked in battle but eventually

a friendship grows as the tale unfolds on stage. McVey admits their play is a challenging drama and is not for everyone. “The subject is tough. It has adult content and strong language. It deals with disaffected youth … kids from broken homes and poor circumstances and festival dramas don’t attract big crowds,” he explained. He said although their current production is not appealing to some theatre-goers, people have thanked them for putting on the play because they want the full range of theatre presentations. The following other plays will be presented: May 18 - Sticks and Stones and Names May Break Me by Flying Squirrel Productions from Comox

May 19 - God of Carnage presented by the Nanaimo Theatre Group May 21 - On Golden Pond presented by the Courtenay Little Theatre May 22 - Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean by the Portal Players Dramatic Society from Port Alberni May 23 - Over the River and Through the Woods by the River City Players from Campbell River May 24 - Awards celebration at the Thalassa Restaurant at the Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Course 6:30 p.m. dinner awards 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from the Village Theatre Box Office or by phone, 250-752-3522. For information on box office hours visit www.echoplayers.ca.


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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: THE ESTATE OF RONALD WILLIAM TODD, also known as Ron Todd also known as Ronald W. Todd also known as Ron W. Todd, Deceased, formerly of #257-650 Berwick Road N., Qualicum Beach, B.C. Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of RONALD WILLIAM TODD also known as Ron Todd also known as Ronald W. Todd also known as Ron W. Todd, Deceased are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor of the Estate, Darrell Knull, c/o RODWAY & PERRY, at P.O. Box 138, Qualicum Beach, B.C. V9K 1S7 on or before June 27, 2014, after which date the Executor will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. Darrell Knull Executor

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When the Society of Organized Services started offering friendly visiting through the Oceanside Better at Home program, volunteer Elaine Eddy jumped at the chance to volunteer. Eight months and countless cribbage games later, Eddy and the man she visits for an hour each week (who prefers not to be named) have become good friends. As a bonus, Eddy has found a new friend in the man’s daughter as well. “I had heard about the Better at Home program and thought that I would like to help out in some way, especially because I know how valuable it is just to have a regular visitor.� When her mother was still alive, Elaine Eddy’s visits with her became filled with “doing things for her,� she says. “I’d either be taking her to the doctor or helping her in some other

way. We’re all so busy, and my husband was sick and dying of cancer at the time, so there was no time to just visit and enjoy each other’s company.� Then a friend of Eddy’s offered to visit her mother on a regular basis. “It meant the world to me and to my mother,� she says. “My mother had different things to talk about; she had someone who was interested in her stories who hadn’t heard them before, and it was so nice to know that someone was there for her when I couldn’t be.� In fact, it is often the adult children of seniors who first contact Jane Williams, Oceanside Better at Home coordinator, to arrange a friendly visit for their parent. Williams explains that it can initially be a difficult step for seniors to take. “Some people might feel as though there’s something wrong with them if they feel lonely, or don’t have anyone who will come just to visit them,� says Williams. “But it’s not about not having friends, it’s about how busy the world has

become. A friendly visitor is there strictly to visit and spend quality time with you.� Some seniors are also concerned about inviting a stranger into their home. Eddy’s friend’s daughter stayed with her father the first few visits, until everyone was comfortable. All Better at Home volunteers are also carefully screened and must provide a police information check before being approved as volunteers. Williams also ensures that friendly visitors are going to be a good match for specific Better at Home clients. “I think all of us wish we could just stop once in while and take the time for a good visit with someone, just to share a story, have a laugh or play a game,� adds Williams. “that’s what this program is all about.� There is no charge for this service. If you or someone you love could benefit from a friendly visit through Oceanside Better at Home, call Jane at 250-2482093, ext. 248. — Submitted by SOS

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More than 800,000 students across Canada were in the dark on Earth Day, April 22, thanks to a young Parksville woman. “When I was 16 and started this, I had no sense of how big it was going to be,� said Keleigh Annau from Berkley, California where she is finishing her Masters in public policy, with a focus on the environment and sustainability. Annau started Lights Out Canada

nine years ago as a Grade 10 student at Ballenas Secondary after attending a conference on climate change. Where possible, students spend the day with the lights out, learning about climate change and what can be done to conserve energy. “The piece that’s really central to the whole project is the student engagement,� she said. “I love the schools that take a wider approach and do labs or community clean ups and recycling projects. It’s a great way to create that

mindset, like teaching kids in Kindergarten that smoking is bad.� With the symbolic day going stronger than ever in District 69, over 400 schools now register to take part across the country, including 29 on Vancouver Island. And Annau points out the information is free online so not every participating school registers. For more on the initiative, which has just been incorporated as a charity and is thinking big for next year’s 10th anniversary, visit www.lightsoutcanada.org.


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Ballenas Whalers Scott Childs and Brock Mould will be taking their football talents to university fields this fall. Both Childs and Mould, who graduate from BSS this year, will be suiting up in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) for the University of Calgary and McGill University, respectively. Childs, a wide receiver who also played some defensive back in high school, is heading to the University of Calgary where he will continue running routes and hauling in touchdowns. Childs, who stands 6’2” and weighs 170 lbs., led all B.C. Football AA Varsity players in both receiving yards (582) on the offensive side of the ball and interceptions (7) on the defensive side in his senior season with the Whalers. “I’m looking forward to going to Calgary and playing for the Dinos,” Childs said. “They told me that they wanted to use me primarily as a receiver, so that was something that really swayed my choice to go there. I had interest from some schools in California, Washington and Oregon, as well as UBC, but I chose Calgary because I really like running those routes and making big plays.” Both Childs and Mould will be trading in their blue and white uniforms for the hated color of red, something that

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Brock Mould (left) and Scott Childs are heading to university following their Ballenas Whalers football success. Childs will be at the University of Calgary while Mould will suit up at McGill.

Mould laughed about when discussing going to McGill. “Barsby was our rival so we hated seeing those red jerseys when we stepped out on the field,” Mould said. “It’s fun-

ny, looking at it now, to think that we’re both going to be wearing red uniforms playing for McGill and Calgary.” Mould, who played on both the offensive and defensive lines, stands an

even six feet and tips the scales at 310 lbs. He is coming off back-to-back years of making Team B.C., a travel team that participated in the International Bowl in Texas. He’ll be suiting up for the McGill Redmen. “I’m excited about it. I was looking at a lot of options but I really enjoyed the visit I had to McGill,” Mould said. “It feels good knowing that I’m going to be able to continue to play football at the next level and hope that I can continue it beyond that too.” Both get excited about the idea of a career in the game, but know that it’s going to be hard work. “It’ll be a grind, for sure,” Childs said. “I’m happy that I get the chance to keep playing football and I’m equally as happy about being able to get a good education out of this as well. I’m going to work hard to see how far I can go with football but having a back-up plan doesn’t hurt either.” Hoping to follow in the rather large footsteps of Whalers’ alumni Justin Sorenson, the pair know it’s possible. “Knowing that he played on the same field that we did and took his game to the college level and now plays in the CFL is a big boost of confidence,” Mould said. “It lets us know that even though you come from a small place, you still have a shot at making it big.”

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The Ballenas Whalers senior girls soccer team is on its way to the Island Championships after winning the North Islands last week in Powell River. The Whalers won two games and had a draw to give them seven points, winning their group and advancing to the North Island Final. Ballenas went on to beat Mark Isfeld (Comox) 4–0 to win the championship. Sophie Palmer and Emily Robertson led the way up front,

with Palmer finding the back of the net five times and Robertson four times in four games Keeper Olivia Collins earned a clean sheet in three of the four games, as the Whalers beat Brentwood College 5–0, Shawnigan Lake 2–0 and Mark Isfeld 4–0. The draw came against the host Brooks, which ended in a score of 2–2. Game one against Brentwood College saw the Whalers come out of the gates flying. Palmer put the ball in the back of the net twice, while Robertson, Celine

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Tardif and Olivia Friesen each scored for a 5–0 final. Collins stood tall and earned the shutout. The Whalers second test came against Shawnigan Lake. Both Robertson and Palmer bulged the twine, giving the Whalers a 2–0 lead, which they held on to for the win. Collins earned her second straight clean sheet and the Whalers defense made it tough on Shawnigan all game long. “Our girls performed really

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well over the two-day tournament and have improved weekly from the start of the season,” head coach Larry Stefanek said. “We really dominated the North Island final and were strong in possession. The girls really defended well with Olivia Friesen, Heavenly Brock, Bronwyn Kirk and Tianna Squire anchoring the back line and Olivia was excellent in goal.” Game three ended in a draw for the Whalers against the host Brooks team from Powell River. It

was a tight game, with Robertson scoring both times for the Whalers. With the draw, the Whalers advanced to the North Island final to take on Mark Isfeld. Ballenas once again came out firing on all cylinders, as Palmer had another two goal game, with Brock and Lexy Berg pitching in to help lead the Whalers to a 4–0 victory and the North Island championship. Collins earned her third clean sheet of the tournament. See TOUGH, page A34


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Oceanside Hospice kicked off Hospice and Palliative Care Month across Canada with their Hike for Hospice on Sunday, May 4. The groups set out on the 5K trek from Valhalla House in Qualicum Beach after a great send off from the Marimba Boogie Band. The groups headed through the Brown Property trails and down to the beach on Judges Row, then back up Memorial Avenue, along

West Crescent and back to Valhalla. The hike helps raise funds and awareness for the Oceanside Hospice Society. On August 9, Oceanside Hospice will be holding it’s 14th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, at the Eaglecrest Golf Course. There will be a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start, prime rib dinner and silent and live auctions with amazing items. Be sure to sign up early, as spots for the tournament will be filled quickly.

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The Whalers are in Victoria, May 12-13, at Saint Michaels University School for the Island tournament. With three berths from the Island up for grabs to make it to the provincials, the competition is going to be tough. “The Islands are going to be a big challenge,” Stefanek said. “We’ve got Gulf Islands in our first

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“We are ready for your May Long Weekend garden planting!”

Half Oak Barrels $49.97 each 587 Alberni Hwy. Parksville

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10% off Spa Retail on the day of your visit

Hundreds of Community event photos online at:

NORTH ISLAND WILDLIFE RECOVERY CENTRE

The

$169

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JUMPSTART SPORTS

Spring is finally here and with it, the sounds of laughter and kids are in the air. Bike rides, shooting hoops and playground fun are just some of the ways kids get active. But recent reports show that Canadian kids just aren’t getting enough exercise. According to the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology, kids should get at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity every day. Unfortunately, for many children that simply isn’t the case. This spring and summer, consider enrolling your child in an organized sport or physical activity, such as soccer, baseball, swimming or cricket.

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A Family Practice For All Your Family’s Needs

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 The Parksville Qualicum Beach News

ictoria Day Specials Largest Selection of Retail Shrubs & Trees on Vancouver Island

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Parksville Qualicum Beach News, May 13, 2014