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nanaimo District secondary school staff Darlene Carolsfeld, left, stephanie robinson, Chantal Bernier and leila rai were among dozens of nanaimo teachers walking the picket lines tuesday as the B.C. teachers Federation ratchets up pressure on the B.C. government with a series of rotating strikes across the province.

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While some say wages are at the heart of the current teacher dispute, employees of Lantzville’s Seaview Elementary School say it is class size, composition and staffing. Elementary school teachers Sue Trebett, Lindsay Miller, Donna Swerhun, Travis Preston and Jeff Schultz are all expressing concern that students aren’t getting the proper education due to cutbacks and lack of funding. Teachers across the province staged a second round of job action this week with rotating strikes, which happened in Nanaimo on Tues-

day. In response, the provincial government locked out teachers for 45 minutes before and after school, as well as recess and lunch. Miller said prior to 2002, when the government stripped away class size and composition language via Bill 22, the allowable numbers for kindergarten to Grade 3 were 22 students – now it is 24. The allowable for Grades 4 to 7 was 26 for a split class and 29 for a straight grade, a number that has increased to 30. Composition refers to the number of students with special needs in a classroom. She said the increase makes a big difference and staffing cutbacks have not helped.

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“Donna, Sue and I have been teaching for many, many years and we can say for sure that until 13 years ago, things were so much different,” Miller told the News Bulletin. “There were seven or eight [educational assistants] in the school who were dedicated with two or three children. “Now those poor EAs are fragmented, they’re racing from class to class trying to get there at the most opportune times for teaching ... we went from seven to one; in September we had one EA.” Preston said there used to be no ratios but that has changed. See ‘STUDENT’ /6

Nanaimo wants to get moving on getting people moving. City council unanimously adopted on Monday a new transportation master plan that prioritizes walking, cycling and public transit. “This is an ambitious plan in my opinion and it changes the mix…” said Coun. George Anderson, chairman of the transportation advisory committee. “The plan will drive us forward to looking at a variety of potential transportation options and use of sustainable modes of transportation, while reducing our dependency on automobiles.” The plan is intended to guide decision making over the next 25 years. Over that time frame, the city will seek to double the number of pedestrian trips and quintuple bicycle and bus travel. A priority in the plan is a frequent transit network linking downtown Nanaimo, Vancouver Island University, Country Club Centre and Woodgrove Centre. “The focus is to connect the areas with the highest transit potential with the best transit service,” said Gordon Foy, the city’s traffic and transportation engineer. “For every service hour we

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suspect robs corner store Police are investigating an armed robbery of the Fairview Corner Store, located at the intersection of Howard Avenue and Second Street. A m a n e n t e re d the store Tuesday at about 4:40 p.m., approached the male clerk and asked for a loonie in exchange for 10 dimes. When the clerk reached for the loonie, the male produced a knife and demanded money. When the clerk reached for a phone to call 911, the suspect grabbed a small metal container from the counter containing some loose change and fled the store. The suspect is Caucasian, 17-18 years old , 5’ 10” with short, dirty blonde hair. He was wearing a long sleeve sweatshirt and dark pants. Anyone with information about this incident, please call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-2228477 or go online to www.nanaimocrime stoppers.com.

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Port Theatre discusses expansion plan The public is invited to a panel discussion on the Port Theatre’s proposed expansion June 5, 6:30-9 p.m. The Community Performing Arts Centre is in the planning stages at the Port Theatre. The

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The technical committee investigating remediation options for the Colliery dams says the amount of work to bring the structures up to an acceptable risk level is much less than previously thought. The Colliery Dam Technical Committee, made up of city officials and members of the community, released an update this week on its work to investigate remediation options for the century-old dams. The committee asked engineering firm Golder Associates to evaluate the stability of the dams, which indicated that “there is an extremely low risk of sudden or rapid failure of the dams in an earthquake,” according to the report. Because of the new information, the Dam Safety Branch lowered the Colliery dam risk from “extreme consequence” to “high” for the middle dam and “very high” for the lower dam. It means a much lower level of remediation is necessary to maintain safety during an earthquake or high rainfall event, according to Katherine Gordon, the committee’s spokeswoman.

“There is remediation required,” she said. “The spillway capacity must be addressed. “It’s definitely less than if the dams stayed at an extreme consequence rating.” Golder’s assessment concluded that the concrete walls of the dams are in good condition, with limited signs of deterioration, with extremely low probability of an extreme rupture in an earthquake that would put public safety at risk. Damage would likely be limited to slow leaking through cracks rather than a sudden failure. The results are similar for a severe storm with heavy rainfall, but the report notes that spillway capacity must be increased to bring the dams up to the safety level required. The committee can suggest remediation options that will satisfy public safety based on these lowered classifications. “It was a huge opportunity for the committee to use that classification,” Gordon said. She said the technical committee will release a full report on its recommendations for remediation as well as a timeline for the work to be completed in the next four to six weeks. The timing of the release of reports from Golder Associates will also be made then. The committee’s latest update can be found online at www. nanaimo.ca. editor@nanaimobulletin.com

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Jason Daniel Cramer has been found not criminally responsible by way of mental disorder for the 2011 murder of Gabriola Island resident Elaine Schwartz. Cramer was charged with second-degree murder in Schwartz’s death and attempted murder of her son, Trevor. Evidence presented during trial suggested Cramer had consumed methamphetamine around the time of the murder, but in his ruling Monday, Judge Terence Schultes said he was satisfied that Cramer was suffering from a disease of the mind at the time he commit-

ted the offences and not “transitory toxic psychosis” brought on by drug use. According to James Wr i g h t , C r a m e r ’s legal counsel, he will likely be transferred to a forensic psychiatric hospital in the Lower Mainland. He will remain in custody until such time as the board feels he is no longer a public risk, said Wright. He also said Schultes gave a well-reasoned decision on the law. “In some circles it probably won’t be a popular decision, but it’s not meant to be,” said Wright. “You have to do what’s right and when you’re in a free and democratic society, you have to make difficult calls – this is one of them.” Ken Paziuk, Crown counsel, said he would consider the ruling before deciding whether to appeal. Trevor Schwartz said he felt let down by the justice system and that Cramer deserves jail time. He still suffers from numbness in his right foot and sore ribs from surgery. “What keeps me going is the fact that my mom would want me to be happy,” he said. reporter@nanaimobulletin.com

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The bouncer involved in the incident that resulted in the death of Gabriola Island resident Michael Brophy will serve time in prison. In April, Buddha Sadu Gains, 47, pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm related to an October 2006 incident at the nowdefunct Grizzly Bar and was handed a one-year jail sentence by Judge Catherine Bruce on Monday. He is barred from possessing firearms for 10 years and must submit a DNA sample. Brophy was knocked unconscious following an altercation with brothers Timothy and Matthew Maybin and Gains p u n c h e d B ro p h y while he was unconscious. Brophy died from internal bleeding in the brain. According to David Kidd, Crown counsel, Gains demonstrated he could be trusted in the community, but his actions that night weighed in the decision. “At the end of the day, it came down to the fact that [Gains] was trained as a bouncer and reacted in a way that had no plausible explanation,” Kidd said. In April, the Maybins pleaded guilty to manslaughter and assault causing bodily harm, respectively. Bruce issued conditional sentence orders, with Timothy to serve two years less a day and Matthew eight months.

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Nanaimo isn’t just buying a piece of parkland – it’s impacting development of the city, inside and outside the park. City council voted Monday to proceed with the $7.6-million purchase of five properties totalling 89 hectares which will more than double the size of Linley Valley Cottle Lake Park. “It wasn’t that developers might

want to look at it in the future – developers were looking at it [now],” said Mayor John Ruttan. “There were bulldozers going down there, there were trees coming down.” Only Coun. Bill McKay voted against the purchase, maintaining that the issue should have gone to referendum. Coun. Bill Bestwick said he thinks the park purchase will actually save money. City engineers had been suggesting a need for a connector road between Rock City Road and Burma Road. “We were going to drive that 100 line right through there … It would probably have cost us about $12 million,” said Bestwick,

adding that if people have to “drive slower on Hammond Bay to get where you’re going, well, you can thank or criticize us.” Coun. Jim Kipp said the park purchase increases property values, and reducing the land base could lead to density in other parts of town. He said the city’s water supply will now go further than anticipated, and highlighted other potential savings. “Imagine the long-term asset management of that 100 line road, all the sewer pipes, all the water, all the steep property, all the snow removal we’d have to do, all the garbage pickup,” Kipp said. The $7.6 million will come from short-term borrowing and several

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The Nanaimo Graffiti Task Force will host its annual spring cleaning of graffiti tags that have cropped up on utility poles, fences, public buildings and mailboxes around town. Const. Mark Smith, who heads the task force, said unlike some cities, tags in Nanaimo don’t represent gang activity. They’re mostly scribbled by teenagers, but tags make people uneasy, are expensive to clean up and are property damage, not art. The key, Smith said, is to report graffiti to police and clean it up as quickly as possible. Consistent tag removal efforts caused a decline in annual clean-up costs from a high of $116,000 in 2008 to just over $47,000 in 2012. In 2013 costs jumped back up to almost $66,000. “If you’re an artist, you’re an artist. There’s venue for that,” Smith said. “If you’re a graffiti tagger you’re not looking for [art] venues and that’s the subculture I’m trying to ... I wouldn’t say, ‘eradicate,’ but

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keep the weeds down.” Nanaimo ar tist Yvonne Vander Kooi asks why graffiti artists aren’t given public space to express themselves, as has been done in other cities. “I think there’s all kinds of forms of graffiti, the lowest form being tagging, which has no artistry connected to it,” Vander Kooi said. She sees higher forms of graffiti and urban art as a challenge to monopolization of public space by corporate advertisers. “They aren’t the only ones that own public space and we have messages and images to

share even though we don’t have millions of dollars behind an advertising campaign,” Vander Kooi said. Smith said because of the hierarchy of the graffiti culture, a prominent graffiti artist will fill an entire wall, forcing other taggers to use unsanctioned spaces. “In no community has a free wall ever worked,” Smith said. The annual Nanaimo Graffiti Vandalism Cleanup happens Sunday (June 1), 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Port Place Shopping Centre, with Thrifty Foods hosting a hotdog barbecue.

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Alumni, advocates recognized during university convocation Vancouver Island University will recognize distinguished alumni and confer five honorary doctorates at its spring convocation ceremonies next week. Serene Kerpan, 29, will be presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award for early achievement. Kerpan graduated from VIU in 2008 with a bachelor of arts majoring in physical education and history before earning a master’s degree in kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan, where she also co-ordinated an aboriginal health curriculum. She is in the final year of her program to earn her doctorate in kinesiology. Her focus on developing physical activity programs for aboriginal youth and athletes began at VIU. “Cowichan First Nation [was] hosting the North American Indigenous Games that year and they wanted to do some fitness testing with their athletes, so my professor was kind enough to bring me along and connect me to the community,” Kerpan said. Her work with First Nations earned funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. She has taught 10 university courses in kinesiology and education and in 2010 was awarded the University of

Honors granted Five people will receive honorary doctorates of letters from Vancouver island university: children’s entertainer Raffi Cavoukian; filmmaker, writer and photographer wade Davis; painter takao tanabe; broadcast journalist shelagh Rogers; and ecological professor C.s. (Buzz) holling. For detailed biographies, please visit www.viu.ca/ convocation.

Saskatchewan Provost’s Award for outstanding graduate student teacher. Once she earns her doctorate, Kerpan would like to return to Nanaimo. Her dream job would be a faculty or administrative position at VIU that would allow her to work with students and the community. Malerie Meeker will also receive the Distinguished Alumni Award for service to society. Meeker has taught in the Faculty of Health and Human Services at VIU’s Powell River campus since 2002. Spring convocation ceremonies will be held at the Port Theatre Tuesday to Thursday (June 3-4).

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Plan steers city in right direction Nanaimo’s new transportation master plan is all about foresight. This week, city council adopted the city’s first transportation master plan – a road map of goals and strategies to help guide decision-makers over the next 25 years. The big aim is to get more people to travel any way but car by creating more convenient public transit and complete roads with sidewalks and bike paths. By 2041, the city hopes to double the amount of people using sustainable travel. It’s a commendable goal and civic leaders should be applauded for taking the initiative to plan ahead. While some may argue the plan isn’t aggressive enough when it comes to getting people out of their vehicles, it’s a good start and there’s no reason why we can’t continually revisit these targets. The City of Nanaimo needs to make neighbourhoods more walkable. Improvements should be made to make it easier for people to bus, walk and cycle over the short-term. It’s also important to put the infrastructure in place to support sustainable travel in the future when there could be more people prepared to park their cars. There isn’t the incentive to abandon automobiles yet. It’s more convenient to drive than to take public transit and Nanaimo residents can still boast about short commutes and affordable parking. But as the population grows, gas prices rise and traffic becomes more congested, people will consider alternatives and having the right infrastructure in place will help them make the shift. It’s a proactive way of dealing with these sorts of issues, rather than trying to react to future transportation hang-ups. It’s going to take time and investment, but this plan has the potential to drive the city in the direction it wants to go. 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, PO Box 1356, Ladysmith,V9G 1A9. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

Are our B.C. public schools racist? Last week’s column on the “The idea that information proposal to add a mandatory about residential schools is not high school course on the presented to students is entirely effects of Canada’s aboriginal incorrect. The social studies residential school policy curriculum that I went through attracted a range of responses included a large emphasis on – some of which are printable. First Nations culture. I referred to comments made “If aboriginal culture courses by B.C. Teachers’ Federation are poorly attended, I would vice-president Glen Hansman be inclined to suggest that it is at a 2012 aboriginal education because students are tired of conference, where he insisted being taught the same limited that “racism is the norm in perspective over and over.” public schools still Another reply I’d today” because of a like to share is from B.C. colonial perspective Keith Thor Carlson, VIEWS that remains editor of the Stó:lo Tom Fletcher ingrained in our Nation historical Black Press culture. atlas I referred to last Aboriginal education week. Carlson is now has been built a history professor into social studies at the University curriculum for years. of Saskatchewan, It’s come a long way specializing in from my high school the Salish people days, where Mr. of B.C. and the Spillers, my Grade 8 Métis of Northern English teacher, assigned us Saskatchewan. He writes: an essay proposing solutions “We do need to teach the to Canada’s “Indian problem.” history of the First Peoples of That was 1972, and it was the this country in our schools, only time the subject came up. and we do need to keep vigilant How are things now? I about the racism that continues received a thoughtful letter to haunt the hallways and from a young woman who classrooms where our children graduated from high school learn. in the Okanagan last year. She “Of course aboriginal history writes: should never be reduced to

victim history, and with the Stó:lo atlas we sought to show the complexity of aboriginal history, and we sought to show that not only are there aboriginal people in Canada’s history, but that Canada is in aboriginal peoples’ histories. “Knowing that native society was not a Utopia when Europeans arrived does not take away from the importance of learning about the full history of aboriginal people and their relationship with Canadian society. “And … let’s never forget that native rights are not based on race. Rather, they are rights based on prior occupation. And let’s also not forget that it is British and Canadian law that recognizes aboriginal peoples’ inherent rights. “Let’s teach good history to our youth so they can understand the complex relationship between settler society and aboriginal society. Through knowledge comes understanding and through understanding can come reconciliation.” u Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press.

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J.C. Broderick Nanaimo

Get fiscal house in order before buying To the Editor,

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just seems like an unnecessary purchase. Surely Nanaimo is not short on green space. As for the boathouse, while it’s being portrayed as something the community wants, in reality it is something only a small portion of the community would make use of. While some people have time to sit on boards and dream up plans to spend other people’s money, I for one would prefer to spend my money the way I like. I don’t like having to spend money on more taxes so the city can throw it at whatever hare-brained scheme comes its way.

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Difference of opinion doesn’t amount to hatred To the Editor,

Re: Differing opinions shouldn’t be silenced in city, Letters, May 27. Having viewed the council meeting regarding the motion about future use of city-owned facilities, I am left saddened and concerned for the people of this city under the current leadership. It is reprehensible that this motion was passed JATW 2014 so flippantly. The attitude, assumptions, prejudices, and perspective of some councillors is shocking. You stand in judgment of others, whilst you appear to do the very same

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thing you are accusing others of doing. The Bible teaches us to love one another irrespective of gender, race, belief system or sexual orientation. It does not mean that because we may differ on certain beliefs, that we hate each other. Council appears

to have fallen into the trap; either one embraces LGBTQ, or one hates LGBTQ. Wrong! There is another option, one of tolerance and love. However, it would appear that the mayor and council have taken it upon themselves to be the moral judge and jury for the people of Nanaimo. It is reasonable to believe that all events supported by the ‘faith community’ (that support the biblical view of marriage) will be barred from using all cityowned facilities.

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The City of Nanaimo has spent tens of millions of dollars this JATW 2014 year unnecessarily. While in theory I have nothing against the boathouse proposal, or the acquisition of land in Linley Valley, I believe such projects should only be done when the city’s fiscal house is in order. But when property taxes are raised and rates for basic services go up year after year, to me those are clear indications that the city does not have spending under control. Spending $9 million on land that was called the last remaining green space in Nanaimo,

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times the assessed value. I guess if you’re a small group that wants, asks and gets, you’re happy leeching other people’s money. It is time to chuck out the happy public relations releases and utopia letters and ask hard questions like: Why don’t you pay for it and make it work on your own?

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Re: Boathouse what community wants, Letters, May 22. Nanaimo media need to start digging into stories and not relying on promotional handouts, before it’s too late. The City of Nanaimo hierarchy is attempting to inflict almost dictatorshiplike rules on citizens and democratically elected councillors. Paddling centre

proponents are telling the rest of us it’s “what we want.” I read articles about backers of the art gallery, Port Theatre, Centre Stage, conference centre and new park all giddy. But almost nothing about how residents are expected to keep paying for all the expansions, refurbishings, conventions that are not coming and a park that is costing the rest of us three

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Robert (Bob) Harding

February 17, 1920 - May 6, 2014 Bob passed away peacefully at Kiwanis Lodge aged 94 on May 6, 2014. He is sadly missed by his loving wife Thelma and son Michael. We would like to thank the nurses and staff at Kiwanis Lodge for their care and kindness to Bob during the past eight months and to friends and family who have supported us during this sad time. No funeral by Bob’s request.

Tribute to Sidney R. Sharman 1921 to 2014 St. John Society (British Columbia and Yukon), doing business as St. John Ambulance, gratefully recognizes and pays tribute to Sid Sharman who died on April 18, 2014 in Nanaimo. He was a well-known philanthropist who supported many not-forproÀt health-care organizations. In April 2006 Sid Sharman donated $1 Million to St. John Ambulance British Columbia creating the Sidney R. Sharman Legacy Fund which: Š Encourages and supports St. John youth volunteers in

Allen Ziprick

January 1, 1928 - May 25, 2014 Allen Ziprick born January 1, 1928. Allen passed away peacefully at home on May 25, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his great granddaughter, Jessica Rose Simpson in 1998, he is survived by his spouse Eleanore, his children Murray (Linda) Ziprick, Barbara (Terry) Simpson, Sharon (Greg) Willmon, Ron Ziprick, Chiles Ziprick, and daughter-in-law Debbie Ziprick. His grandchildren Michelle Kay, Craig Simpson, Jennifer Ziprick, Jordan Ziprick, Amy Willmon, Jason Willmon, Nadine Ziprick, Corey Ziprick, Ashley Ziprick. He is also blessed with 13 greatgrandchildren. Allen was born in Powell River but grew up in Russell, Manitoba. He moved to Nanaimo in 1965, and worked for over 25 years with the Vancouver Island Gas Company. He had a great passion for his gardens. He loved fishing and camping, and always caught the most fish. He loved sharing his special recipes with his grandchildren. He was a kind gentle man, who will be greatly missed by his family. The family would like to thank the Community Home Care Service and the Red Cross for their guidance, assistance, and support during this time. There will be no service, by request. Those wishing to, can make a donation to the Heart and Stroke Society, the Canadian Cancer Society, or the Canada Red Cross in Allen’s name. Condolences may be offered at telfordn@shaw.ca

BC, trained in leadership and care giving as medical Àrst responders (currently 788 volunteers), by granting annual scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education in health related professions.

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youth divisions and therapy dog programs throughout 25 branches located in BC and The Yukon.

From 2007 to 2014, 93 Sidney R. Sharman Legacy Fund Scholarships have been awarded to St. John Ambulance youth and young adult volunteers pursuing post-secondary education. Each of the 25 St. John branches receives an annual grant from the Sidney R. Sharman Legacy Fund in support of youth volunteers graduating from the Medical First Responder programs and Therapy Dog volunteer community service programs. That legacy lives on and many more will beneÀt in the future. Mr. Sharman was a leading force in the building of St. John House, the S. R. Sharman Centre, in Nanaimo. He was truly devoted to Nanaimo and demonstrated this through his commitment to his community. Nanaimo will forever be indebted to Sid Sharman. He was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his life-long support to volunteer organizations. Thank you Sid, rest in peace. Jean K. Chute, CStJ Chair, St. John Society (British Columbia and Yukon)

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John (Jack) William Scott (Sixy)

Feb. 10, 1926 – May 22, 2014 It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to a husband, father, grandpa, great grandpa, uncle and friend. Jack passed peacefully in his 88th year surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife Dorothy (Dot) of 66 years, also by his sons, Bill (Kathy) of Powell River, Keith (Sandy), Jack (Carrie), Duncan (Vivien), and his daughter Sherrie, all of Nanaimo. He will be fondly remembered by 12 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends. Jack was born in Nanaimo and was a true Native Son. Except for a tour of duty in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II, he spent his entire life in Nanaimo. He was a life-long contributor and participant in sports. Jack spent 26 years of service as a member of the Harewood Volunteer Fire Department. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. Jack worked for BC Hydro and retired in 1984 after 37 years of service. “Happy hunting and good fishing, Dad.� The family wishes to thank Dr. Cancade and the staff at Nanaimo Travellers Lodge for their thoughtfulness and tender care in his last few months. There will be a celebration of life at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 256, 1630 East Wellington Road, Nanaimo on Sunday, June 8, 2014 from 1 to 3:30 pm. In lieu of flowers please give generously to the Nanaimo Travellers Lodge in memory of Jack Scott (Nelson Wing).

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Featuring: Vesna Ukrainian Dancers from Nanaimo and special guests Sunday, June 8, 2014 Nanaimo Centre Stage 25 Victoria Road

Doors open 1:30 pm. Show starts at 2:00 pm

NOW HIRING

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.

CERTIFIED HAND FALLERS Gold River

$8 per person. Children under 5 free

FORESTERS Gold River

Call: Jeanne at 250-758-1561 or Leanne at 250-619-1616 for tickets DEATHS

DEATHS

LOG SCALER/INDUSTRIAL GRADER Beaver Cove

QUALITY CONTROL SUPERVISOR, LUMBER PRODUCTS Port Alberni

Detailed job postings can be viewed at

Ado Francescutto

October 14, 1929 - May 18, 2014 Mr. Ado Francescutto passed away peacefully in Nanaimo, BC on Sunday, May 18th. He will always be remembered by his wife of 59 years, Teresa, son Mark, and daughter-in-law, Joyce. Ado is survived by a younger brother, Caesar, in Kamloops, BC. Two sisters and a brother in Northern  Italy which are Cesarina, Maria, and Rino; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ado was born in Casarsa, Udine, Italy and grew up in the village of San Giovanni di Casara. He started his move west by working in the coal mines of Belgium. He met his wife in a small mining town east of Sparwood, BC called Michel. They got married in Kamloops in 1954 and continued to live there until 2009 when they moved to Nanaimo to join their son and daughter-in-law. Ado worked in all the major construction projects around BC such as W.A.C. Bennett Dam and Mica Dam as a heavy machine operator. He worked for many years with Arrow Bulk Carriers in Kamloops as a professional driver until his retirement. Ado enjoyed renovating his two heritage houses that he lived in and enjoying quality time with family. We would like to extend a very sincere thank you to all the staff of the Cedar Wing Dufferin Place, Dr. Kazanowski, and Dr. Kenward for all the extra care and compassion they gave Ado. By request, there will be no service for Ado. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Sands ~ Nanaimo (250)753-2032

HELP WANTED

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We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive beneðts package. If you believe that you have the skills and qualiðcations, and want to experience the special West Coast lifestyle reply in conðdence to:

CENTRAL DRUGS is looking for a permanent, full-time Pharmacy Assistant. Applicants should have good customer service skills and knowledge of Home Health supplies. We offer competitive wages with benefit package and have great hours. Apply to File #365, c/o Nanaimo News Bulletin, 777 Poplar St., Nanaimo, BC. V9S 2H7

FULL TIME MEAT WRAPPER FULL TIME MEAT WRAPPER have an opening for a full time Meat

We We have This an opening for have a fullvaried time shifts Meat Wrapper. position will Wrapper. This position will have shifts including days and weekends. Wevaried are looking including daysthat andis weekends. We are looking for someone friendly and  enthusiastic, for that is friendly customer and  enthusiastic, thatsomeone can provide excellent service. that can provide customer Experience is an excellent asset.  Through on service. the job Experience is an asset. forThrough the job training will be provided the righton applicant.  training be provided for the right Benefit will package available for applicant.  qualifying Benefit employee.package available for qualifying employee.

FULL TIME AND PART FULL TIME AND PART TIME NUTRITIONAL AND TIME NUTRITIONAL AND SUPPLEMENT CONSULTANT SUPPLEMENT CONSULTANT We are looking for team members who are

We are enthusiastic looking for team members who You are friendly, and knowledgeable. friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. You must have product knowledge and provide must have productservice. knowledge andavailable provide excellent customer You must excellent customer service. YouBenefit must available days, evenings and weekends. package days, evenings and weekends. package available for qualifying full timeBenefit employee. available for qualifying full time employee. Please contact: Please contact:

Janice Anderson

Janice Anderson Human Resources Manager HumanRiver Resources Manager Chase Country Grocer ChaseSt. River Country Grocer 82 Twelfth Nanaimo B.C. V9R 6R6 82 Twelfth St. NanaimoEx: B.C.227 V9R 6R6 250-753-7545

TRADES, TECHNICAL

TRADES, TECHNICAL

HAIRCARE PROFESSIONALS

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

HELP WANTED An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring experienced dozer and excavator operators, meals and lodging provided. Drug testing required. 1-(780)7235051. HD Mechanic/Operator. North Island mine needs HD Mechanic. Maintain & repair equipment as well as operate in production. Certification is an asset. Competitive Salary. Visit http://sn.im/hdmechanic for more information. Email vbrown@imascominerals.com / fax 604-888-5671 OFA 3 / EMR Attendant required for work in the Campbell River region. Please email resume and drivers abstract to Rescue One: raychickite@hotmail.com PRO SHOP MANAGER needed at Arrowsmith Golf: an outgoing person with experience in retail sales, inventory management and computer skills. Competitive wages, great perks, fun people - please forward resume to: essexproperties@shaw.ca Vernon Service Company requires Journeyman Service Plumbers/Gasfitters, $36.00/hr Call (250)549-4444 or fax 250-549-4416

HOME CARE/SUPPORT CAREGIVER caretaker couple seeking live in position. Stay at home, we provide personal and property care. 250218-0099 monicajunck@gmail.com

PERSONAL SERVICES HEALTH PRODUCTS FULL FUNCTION Bidet- replaces toilet seat, remote control,new in box. 250-594-1311.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Human Resources Department Facsimile: 1.866.840.9611 Email: resumes@westernforest.com

DEATHS

DEATHS

June Marie Moser June 8, 1932 – May 3, 2014 June passed away suddenly at her home in Nanaimo, B.C. on May 3, 2014. She was predeceased by her husband John. She is survived by her daughters Charlene (Randy) in Leduc AB, Debbie (Ralph) in Haines Jct. YT and Alanna (Darko) in Delta BC. She had 5 grandchildren & 3 great grandchildren. There will be no service by her request. Her ashes will be buried with her husband’s in Haines Jct. YT later this year. She will be greatly missed and was loved dearly.

In loving memory

SAW FILER – Surrey B.C

We are a leading integrated forest products company searching for a highly motivated and ambitious individual to work and be challenged in their field. Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: • Swedge, shape and sharpen all bandsaws (Armstrong auto swage) • Weld bandsaw teeth • Maintain grinders • Bench 5’ through 8’ band mills • Bench and weld band saw cracks with Mig welder or Tig welder • Operate computerized bench (Iseli ZR-1) • Hammer and sharpen buck saws 60” to 84” • Bench Gang saws, 34” diameter, guided, 0.140” plate • Bench edger saws 20 diameter .140 plate • Bench Vertical Double Arbour edger saws, 17” diameter, 0.090” plate • Operate Kahny tipper and CHF-210 would be an asset • Maintain all circular equipment 970 Simonds auto leveler • Grind chipper knives (reform bed grinder) • Proficiency in welding saw plate Candidates must possess the following qualifications: • Sawmill experience • Must be able to work shift work and weekends • Good communication skills and be able to work in a team environment Competitive Wage And Good Benefit Package Offered Please forward your resume to: Fax: 604-581-4104 Email: careers@tealjones.com

Your Community, Your Classifieds. Call 1-855-310-3535

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES CLEANING SERVICES LEMON TREE Housekeeping. Home and office. Call Heidi (250)802-1984.

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

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


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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

PETS

COMPUTER SERVICES

HAULING AND SALVAGE

PET CARE SERVICES

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

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.

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

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

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

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

MASONRY & BRICKWORK • • • • •

Gutter cleaning Wash vinyl siding De-mossing roofs Pressure washing Windows

Brad 250-619-0999

bradshomedetailing@shaw.ca

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

MOVING/ DELIVERIES. Stuck 4 A Truck. 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 pick up & deliver miscellaneous items. Call (250)667-1382. HOME MAINTENANCE. Interior & Exterior. Paint, tile, window, gutters, garden, fence & yard. No job too small. Reasonable rates. (250)616-1450. OLD FASHIONED HANDYMAN Drywall, tile, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, full baths, Quality work. Reasonable prices. 250-616-9095. RELIABLE HANDYMAN Services. Seniors rates avail. Call (250)390-9885.

2 RICK STEVES Dictionaries and Phrase Books; in French & Italian. $5.ea obo. (250) 468-1416

PAINTING

FOLDING BIKE- 12.5” tires, new condition, $55. Call (250)729-7146.

A-ONE PAINTING and Wallpapering. Serving Nanaimo for 30 years. Senior Discount. Free estimates. 250-585-6499

LARGE ANTIQUE walnut bed. Can be Queen size or double-1840’s. $99.00 (250) 7530584

MARK GRIFFITHS PAINTING 25 yrs exp. interior/exterior. No job too small! Free estimates. References. 250-816-4332

MEDI CHAIR- folding and compact stroller, new condition, $99. Call (250)802-1232.

(250) 667-1189

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE BY OWNER

Large 2 BR. Suites Close to Hospital and bus, elevator, wheelchair accessible. Special incentives for seniors. Free Storage (depends on availability)

LOTS LEVEL Building Lot, 2144 Lark Crescent, 250-714-8631 or jbrugge@shaw.ca $162,000 plus GST

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS Ladysmith: 14 x 70, 3 bdrm mobile home in Timberland Park. Asking $25,000 as is. See management at #43. Phone 250-245-3647. 1392 sq. FT HOME: in 55 + park. Newly renovated inside & out! 2 B/R + family room, 2 baths, 5 appl. Workshop & fruit trees. Close to Nanaimo Regional Hospital. 2501 Labieux Road Unit 40.

REAL ESTATE SERVICES

TOSHIBA COLOR TV: 20” LCD includes accessories. $50. 250-591-6128.

PAVING/SEAL/COATING

FUEL/FIREWOOD

ASPHALT PAVING • Brick Driveways • Retaining Walls • Foundation Repairs 250 751 0310/778 269 1133

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

FURNITURE

HAULING AND SALVAGE

PLUMBING

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

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

PRIDE LIFT CHAIR: Keylock hand control; 120 volt motor, Green fabric,like new. $600. 250-758-5073.

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

NANAIMO: 1450SQ.FT, 2 bdrm, 2 bath rancher on 1/2 acre. Dbl garage, mature trees, greenhouse, RV prkg. $359,000. (250)753-5826. See anytime, 155 Ranchview Dr.

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO

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UNDER NEW MGMT. 1275 Dufferin Cres 2 Bdrm from $750/mth Call 250-740-1002

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

CALL NANAIMO: 250.754.9600 OR VISIT SPROTTSHAW.COM

HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT

Meicor Properties Ladysmith: 1 bdrm $700/mo. Available now. Includes heat & hot water, small pets OK. 250-924-6966. www.meicorproperties.com

Rental Properties Available All sizes. All prices Visit our website

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or call 753-8200 #100-319 Selby Street

HOMES FOR RENT LADYSMITH: 3 bdrm, 2 storey home, D/W, small yard, NS/NP, $895/mo. Avail July 1st. Call 1-250-248-4816. PLEASANT VALLEY: Close to everything. 1600 sq ft, 2 bdrm + den townhouse Stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, hardwood floors, garage & more. If interested, call (250)754-5327.

ROOMS FOR RENT SINGLE & DBLE units; w/kitchenettes. Pets ok. monthly rates starting at $800; wkly starting at Call 250-754-2328.

SUITES, LOWER

SUITES, UPPER

ERRINGTON 2-BDRM, 1 full bath, hydro, satellite, laundry facilities incl. References required, no dogs. 250-248-5166 or 250-668-0580, $800 + DD.

2-BDRM SUITE, 3rd floor. $675./mo inclds utils. Avail June 15. 697 Bruce Ave, near VIU. Call (250)741-1967.

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

Advertising Representative Nanaimo News Bulletin The Nanaimo News Bulletin has an opening for a Senior Sales Representative to serve the Nanaimo area. We are seeking a “team player” with organizational skills, sales experience, pleasant telephone skills and an ability and desire to work and learn in a fast paced, busy environment. If you are customer-driven and success-oriented, the right candidate can expect a rewarding compensation package including full company benefits. You will also appreciate a very enjoyable working environment with great staff members. The Nanaimo News Bulletin has a circulation of over 32,000 copies every Tuesday and Thursday. Forward resumé and cover letter by Friday, June 6, 2014 to: Mr. Sean McCue, Advertising Manager Nanaimo News Bulletin 777 Poplar Street, Nanaimo, B.C., V9S 2H7 fax: 250 753-0788 email: salesmgr@nanaimobulletin.com

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

CALL NANAIMO: 250.754.9600 OR VISIT SPROTTSHAW.COM

some New $650$420.

UNIVERSITY AREA: lrg 2bd + den, bright/new, kitchen/island, W/D, $850 + utils. June 1st, N/P, N/S 250-714-8466

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

CLASS STARTS JULY 7th

*conditions apply

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

COOMBS AUTO Mall- (Albernie Hwy) 1248sq ft, commercial/retail. $850+ utils & gst. Bob, 250-248-1072 or 250752-3090.

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

Career Opportunities: Benefits Liaison O Pay and Benefits Administrator Payroll Officer O Financial Officer O Financial Clerk Accounting Clerk O Personnel Clerk

IF YOU START YOUR PROGRAM BEFORE JUNE 30, 2014

DOWNTOWN NANAIMO: Large 1bdrm, apt avail immed. N/P Ref’s. (250)729-1997.

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

If you are good with numbers and attentive to detail, consider leveraging your strengths towards a career as a Payroll Administrator. No matter which industry you work in, the Accounting and Payroll Administrator program offers you key skills that can save time and resources spent on HR and Accounting.

$1000* OFF TUITION

Brown Bros Agencies Ltd.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

PAYROLL ADMINISTRATOR

UP TO

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NANAIMO: QUIET, clean and comfortable 1 bdrm. Central location, Harbour view, intercom, elevator. Free hot water. N/S, N/P. Refs. $650/mo. Call Mark/Don 250-753-8633.

4538 WOODWINDS Cres, Nanaimo, BC Sunshine Ridge. Just listed! Back yard very private backs on to green belt, new roof/hot water tank, some furniture included. $312,400. Contact Terry, 250-756-9457. Open House: Sunday, June 1, 1-3pm.

SINGER SEWING machine, deluxe cabinet, 3 drawers, foot pedal, $65. (250)244-4415. TEAK DRESSER: 5 drawers. $99. 250-756-2653

LARGE VERY clean, 3-bdrm sxs duplex, 4 appls, large yard, VIU area, near bus stop & school. June 1. Refs $975 + utils. 1(604)318-9322.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR RENT

$600 & UP

Dolphin, view:

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DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

Manager 250-618-4510

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

Necky 754-4982,

RENTALS

1681 BOUNDARY AVE

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

KAKAK, (250)

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO

SET: style.

FRIENDLY FRANK

DAIWA M One Fishing reel, new, $45. Royal Sea King fishing reel $45. 250-758-3410.

Interior ~ Exterior FREE ESTIMATES.

GARDENING

FURNITURE QUEEN MATTRESS Brand New Pillowtop $200. 250-713-9680

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

BLACK BBQ: with cover. Needs propane tank. As is $40. (250)755-3032

Small Island Painting

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS English Springer Spaniels CKC Reg. Puppies Champ lines, tails docked, vet checked, 1st shots, guaranteed. Home raised, well socialized. Ready May 30. $1,200. peterandskye@gmail.com (250) 392-1440 Williams Lake

MOVING & STORAGE

GARDENING

TREE PRUNING CHIPPING HEDGE/SHRUB MAINTENANCE Call the qualified specialist... certified Garden Designer/Arborist Ivan 250-758-0371

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TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

SUITES, UPPER

AUTO FINANCING

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

TRUCKS & VANS

2004 Volkswagen TouaregBeige, V8, 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. Reduced to $11,500. Call John 250-816-7368.

1994 GMC: with canopy; serviced regularly. Includes 4 winter tires on rims. $2,500. OBO 250-816-4690

CLOSE TO town: Ocean view, 1 bdrm, 2 balconies. $695. Incld’s cable. Avail. June 1st. (250)618-6800, (250)753-4642

TRANSPORTATION AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS

Auto Financing - Dream Catcher, Apply Today! Drive Today!

1.800.910.6402

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

ALL YOU NEED IN PRINT AND ONLINE www.bcclassiďŹ ed.com

2002 WINNEBAGO SPIRIT: Class C 22’ motor home. 59,600 miles, (250)758-8449

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COMMUNITY SAFETY AND CRIME PREVENTION

GARAGE SALES

GARAGE SALES

GARAGE SALES

BUTTERTUBS HALL: Spring sale. 10 Buttertubs Drive, Saturday, May 31, 9 am - 2 pm. Various new & used items.

HAMMOND BAY: 3522 Hammond Bay Rd., Sat., May 31st, 9-1pm. Household items, lawn mower, garden shredder, etc.

CENTRAL: 1901 Latimer St., Sat., May 31st, 9-3pm. Estate sale; tools, coffee table, desk, etc. Rain or shine!

LANTZVILLE: 7093 Huddelstone Rd., Sat., May 31st, 8-1pm. Estate/Garage sale; lots of household items, something for everyone!

NORTH NANAIMO- 3 Family Sale! Household goods, rugs, china, jewelry, dolls, garden stuff, plus more. Saturday, May 31, 8am-2pm. 3898 Hammond Bay Road.

CENTRAL: 2212 Jingle Pot Rd (across from pub), Sat., May 31st, 8-2pm. Multi family sale; appliances, Hot Wheels and lots of household items!

NANAIMO- (CILAIRE) 174 Pacific Terrace, Sat, May 31, 8-3pm, Sun, June 1, 8-12. The Garage Sale you won’t want to miss! Vintage toys, kid’s books, household items of all kinds.

CENTRAL: 2240 Bourbon Rd. (near north end of Meredith Rd turn onto Silervalley Rd and then to Bourbon), Sat., May 31st, 8-3pm and Sun., June 1st, 9-2pm. Huge industrial warehouse sale; household and commercial items. Electrical, plumbing, light fixtures, vanity tops, 100’s of light bulbs, low flush toilette tanks and much more! Bring lots of money!

NANAIMO GARAGE SALE 5431 Alta Vista Drive (off Lost Lake Rd). Fri. May 30th 12-3pm Sat. May 31st, 9am-1pm. Variety of items; quality cedar planter boxes, trellises. (250)758-0112

CENTRAL NANAIMO- 1606 Venlaw Rd, Sat, May 31, 9-? Yellow and red cedar, wood working tools. Multi-family household items.

NANAIMO(PARKWOOD) Multi Street Sale- Glacier Way, Tweedsmuir Dr, Cathedral Cres, Parwood, Garibaldi Dr & more. Sat, May 31, 8am-12.

CINNABAR: 1914 Cinnabar Drive. Saturday, May 31, 8 am - 2 pm. Furn, Pictures, household items, etc.

NANAIMO- PLEASANT Ridge Estates Annual Garage Sale Sat, May 31, 8:30am-12noon. 7 sales in 1 block. Please park in Pleasant Valley Elementary School.

COUNTRY CLUB: 3239 Crystal Plc. Indoor estate sale; Widowed, downsizing and retiring. Mostly furniture and small kitchen appliances. Sat., May 31st, 9-3pm. GIGANTIC Garage Sale New and Used items from Many donators. Proceeds to Guatemalan Orphanage. May 31-June 1 8 am- 3pm 110 Timberview Dr. Westwood Lake area.

Convenient & Effective

N.NANAIMO: 380 Summit Dr. (Long Lake Heights), Sat., 8-2pm. Multi family sale; brand name clothes, hard cover books, small appliances, and so much more! Refreshed with lots of great deals!!!! N. NANAIMO: #73-6245 Metral Dr., Sat., May 31st and Sun., June 1st, 10-5pm. 3 family blow out moving sale!

NORTH NANAIMO: 4061 Gulfview Dr., Sat., May 31st, 8-? Various household items in great shape! Have a look! NORTH NANAIMO: 6441 Lasalle Rd., Fri., May 30th and Sat., May 31st, 8-3pm. Multi family sale; Computer desk w/ chair, 3 bdrm dressers, large pedestal sink, kitchen chairs, assorted tools, canning jars, tires, awning, Danish collector’s plates and knick knacks. NORTH NANAIMO6651 Dover Rd, Sat & Sun, May 31 & June 1, 9-3pm. Estate Sale! Collectibles, art & craft supplies, general household. NORTH NANAIMO: Annual Waterbury Rd. Street Sale. Over 10 families. 8:30 am 2:pm. Rain/shine. Uplands to McRobb to Waterbury or Dover to Mystic to Waterbury. “We are selling everything under the sun� NORTH NANAIMO: Art, Craft, Bake and Garage sale; 6527 Ptarmigan Way., Sat., May 31st, 8:30-4pm. NORTH NANAIMO- MultiCondo Sale6738-6728 Dickinson Rd, Sat, May 31, 9-3. Quality items, collectible’s OAKRIDGE: Sat. May 31, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. 312 & 313 Rockridge Pl. Super sale of general hsehld, photography stuff, & specialty items. PLANT SALE: North Nanaimo Saturday 9:am - 2:pm. 4642 Lost lake Rd. Rock garden succulents & dahlias.

No, it’s not a briefcase, it’s the Nanaimo News Bulletin Classifieds. Call today to place your ad

310-3535

JUNE 1 TO SEPTEMBER 30, 10 AM TO 4 PM • EVEN NUMBERED UNIT RESIDENCES, including homes, apartments, strata units, mobile homes, etc. WATER ON EVEN DAYS OF THE MONTH (June 2, 4, 6, etc.) • ODD NUMBERED UNIT RESIDENCES, including homes, apartments, strata units, mobile homes, etc. WATER ON ODD DAYS OF THE MONTH (June 1, 3, 5, etc.)

Why do we have water restrictions? 1989 Sun Runner. 20Ft. power boat. Inboard Volvo-Penta, 6 cylinder, radiator cooled engine w/ outboard leg. Small cuddy at bow. Includes Lowrance GPS system, radio & short wave radio. Seats 4. Also included: excellent Yamaha 9.9 Kicker motor; 2 fine Scotty electric down-riggers, wired & mounted for boat, plus a Scotty Black Box Boat w/ a trailer. Altogether an excellent fishing package! $7,450 obo. (250)743-3503

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Acme T-men defeat rivals The Nanaimo Acme Timbermen went into a tough building in which to play, and won. The senior B T-men defeated the Ladner Pioneers 9-8 on Sunday in Delta after beating the Valley Rebels 10-8 at home the night before. In the win at Ladner, Jon Diplock scored a hat trick and Ryan Clark and Shawn Swanson scored a pair of goals each. Nick Patterson was the winning goalie. The day before, Diplock and Steve Higgs scored twice each and Danny Walters earned the win in net. For an action photo from the game, please visit www. nanaimobulletin.com. This Saturday (May 31) the T-men host Port Moody at 6 p.m. at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.

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his weekend’s motocross will be easy to find – just follow the buzzing. That’s how Nanaimo’s Natasha Bartlett discovered the sport, and it’s led to fast laps, podium finishes and now the Rockstar Energy Motocross Nationals. Living in Victoria a couple of years ago, Bartlett heard a sound that she couldn’t immediately identify, and she followed it to the Westshore Motocross track. She was already a competitive downhill mountain biker, but she’d never really seen bikes like these. “It was awesome. I get goosebumps just thinking about it,” she said. The problem was, she was injured. “It was a real bummer. I was watching this but I knew that I couldn’t even participate for a few more months,” she said. It gave her something to look forward to, though, and by the next season, she was already racing and winning, with half a dozen top-three finishes on Island circuits. Bartlett’s enthusiasm for the sport has also led to coaching and volunteering. Even when her bike was stolen recently, it didn’t slow her down. She borrowed a bigger four-stroke bike, loved it, and made the switch. “As I got a little bit more compeitive it made sense to basically start looking at a bike that could keep me on the same level as the rest of the ladies and in some cases, the guys,” she said. The entire motocross com-

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munity is welcoming, she said, but there’s a special dynamic among the women. “Once the gate drops, there’s absolutely no doubt about it, we are 100 per cent focused and it’s a competitive scenario and we’re all on the edge the whole time,” she said. “But when the race is over and the dust settles, it’s really about the camaraderie and who shares the same passion as you do.” At this weekend’s nationals, Bartlett will not only be sharing

that passion, but also her home track. Wastelands Motocross Park is a well-groomed, fun course with great terrain, she said. She looks forward to facing a full gate of out-of-province riders; she isn’t setting any specific goals other than having fun and being competitive. “It’s going to be really great to see what they have and how I compete, how my bike competes and how it all shakes out,” she said.

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NDSS playing at provincials The Nanaimo District Islanders senior AA girls’ soccer team starts play at provincials today (May 29) in Penticton following a third-place finish at Islands earlier this month. “We just try to keep good spirits out there and each play our hardest, and when we play our hardest we play extremely well,” said Mikaela Hardy, the team’s coach. For more, please visit www.nanaimobulletin. com/sports.

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Volleyball teams play powerfully The indoor volleyball season recently concluded with the Canadian Open National Championships in Edmonton, with a Nanaimo player enjoying success. Which prompts us to look back this week at some of the top local secondary school boys’ and girls’ volleyball teams from this past year. Nanaimo’s Victoria Behie competed at the nationals and earned a silver medal playing with the Victoria Titans U18 squad. It has been quite a season for Behie, who earlier this year was named as tournament MVP after leading the NDSS Islanders AAA senior girls’ squad to a provincial title in Delta. The Islanders defeated host Seaquam Seahawks in the final for the hard-fought win. Also on that championship team were first team all-star Danya Nieman, Brooke Shouldice, Elysiann Redlick, Shelby Johnson, Richelle Ojala, Alana Squires, Morgan Duchen,

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t happened over a decade ago but Brandon Carter remembers when he first met Ryan Forsythe as if it were yesterday. “When we first met, Ryan was playing cover tunes with his little brother at the local watering hole in Fort Langley and I watched him and I was really impressed,” Carter recalled. In fact, Carter was so impressed by Forysthe’s abilities that he said something to him. “The first thing I actually said to him was ‘Great set but you’re wasting your time

doing covers.’ Those were literally the first words out of my mouth,” Carter recalled laughing. It wasn’t long before the two began bonding over their love for music. “I think it was the following day or the day after that, we were jamming together and we haven’t stopped for 11 years.” Since that fateful meeting in Fort Langley over a decade ago, Carter and Forsythe have been playing together as members of We Hunt Buffalo, a self-described “stoner rock” trio that includes bassist Brendan Simpson. “My experience with serious musicians and serious music

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projects have always had Ryan involved,” Carter said. On Saturday (May 31) We Hunt Buffalo will be performing alongside Tokyo Police Club and Yukon Blonde as part of Rockstar Motofest 2014 at the Wastelands. “We’ve played the Cambie a number of times and we love that place. It’s more like a place to go and play shows

and party because there is the hostel upstairs,” Carter said. “We always end up at the poutine place down the street at like two in the morning.” We Hunt Buffalo originally began as a band known as Yesterday’s Forgotten, but changed to their current name in 2009 and following the departure of a bass guitarist, they decided to add Simpson. “After a few auditions we picked Brendan,” Carter said. “He just blows us away every time we play a show. ” We Hunt Buffalo, who are 2012 Fox Seeds competition winners, have released two albums, We Hunt Buffalo and Blood from a Stone and are working on a new record.

“We are actually in the process of getting some demos together. We’ve got about half a dozen songs that are about 80 per cent there,” Carter said. Last year, We Hunt Buffalo opened for Monster Truck on their 2013 tour, which Carter said was long and gruelling, but taught them a lot. “It made us realize that if we can be in a smelly, crappy van with no heat and drive to Winnipeg and back and not kill each other and want to go out and play a show every night, then we can do anything,” Carter recalled. “We’re ready for whatever anyone throws at us.” arts@nanaimobulletin.com

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By the end of the week, a handful of students from a Nanaimo high school will be able to say they’ve performed alongside a jazz legend. Roughly 35 jazz students from Wellington Secondary School will be performing with Grammy award-winning musician John Clayton and musicians Brad Turner and Kelby MacNayr on Friday (May 30) at the Coast Bastion Hotel as part of the Friends of Nanaimo Jazz Society’s Jazz Affair 2014. Wellington band director, Carmella Luvisotto, said her students are thrilled about the opportunity, which caps off an incredible year for them. “John is such a legend in the jazz world that I think for all musicians, student musicians and adult musicians, it’s exciting for both of them,” Luvisotto said. “They’re pretty excited. It’s somebody that they look up to and to be on the same bill as somebody that is a jazz legend is incredible.” Clayton, who won a Grammy in 2007, has worked with some the biggest names in the music industry including Nanaimo’s Diana Krall, Paul McCartney, Yo-Yo Ma, Queen Latifah and Charles Aznavour. In 1990, Clayton did the arrangement for Whitney Houston’s performance of The Star Spangled Banner at the Super Bowl in New Orleans. Clayton is featured as a bassist on Paul McCartney’s album, Kisses On The Bottom. Clayton performs at the Coast Bastion Hotel on Friday (May 30) at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $48 and can be purchased by visiting www.bit.ly/ johnclaytonharbourcity. Ticket price includes includes a gourmet buffet dinner. For more info, please visit www.friendsof nanaimojazz.com/JazzSociety.htm. arts@nanaimobulletin.com

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MUSIC ISLAND ROOTZ REGGAE plays at the Globe on May 30. JOHNNY INAPPROPRIATE plays the Well Pub on May 31. TOKYO POLICE CLUB plays with Yukon Blonde and We Hunt Buffalo at the Wastelands Motocross Track as part of Motofest on May 31. BA JOHNSTON play the Cambie on June 5. BEND SINISTER plays the Queen’s on June 5. SWOLLEN MEMBERS play the Spice Lounge on June 5. Call (250) 739-8933 for more info and tickets.

THEO MASSOP plays the Lois Lane Lunch Break concert series on June 5. Concert is outside of 34 Victoria Cres. and runs from 12-2 p.m. HOWIE JAMES plays MGM Restaurant on June 6. DAWN PEMBERTON plays the Port Theatre on June 8. Call 250754-8550 for tickets. PIGEON HOLE plays the Spice Lounge on June 13. DOCTORS OF ROCK & ROLL play the Harewood Arms Pub on June 13. DAVE HART plays at the Bayshore Restaurant on June 14. MICHAEL JACKSON HISTORY SHOW starring Kenny Wizz at the Port Theatre on June 16. Call (250) 754-8550 for tickets. LANCE LAPOINTE plays the Simon Holt on June 19. VINYL EDGE play the Harewood Arms Pub on June 20.

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STEVE EARLE plays with the Matersons at the Port Theatre on June 23. Tickets call 250754-8550 THE FEMME FATALES play Simon Holt on June 26. CAMILLE MILLER play the Queen’s on June 27. SCOTT WEILAND plays the Port Theatre on June 27. For tickets, please call 250-7548550. IAN TYSON plays the Port Theatre on June 28. Call the box office at 250-754-8550 for tickets. HEAD OF THE HEARD with The Wild Romantics play the Queen’s on June 28. MOONSHINE MOLLYS plays at Fibber Magees Station, 321 Selby St., on July 5.

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HOLLY MCNARLAND plays the Dinghy Dock Pub on July 7. Tickets are $20 and includes ferry ride.

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MOONBOUND runs from June 6-8 at Vancouver Island University’s Malaspina Theatre. Tickets are available by calling 250-7144476.

OPEN MIKE every Wednesday at the Cambie starting at 9 p.m. Free cover charge.

WINE WOMEN AND A SONG hosted by the Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce on May 30 from 6-10 p.m. at the Beban Park Social Centre. A CAPELLA PLUS CHOIR presents their spring concert, From Down Under to Up There on June 1 at St. Andrew’s United Church, 311 Fritzwilliam St. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students.

THEATRE LA CAGE AUX FOLLES runs from May 8-31 at Nanaimo Centre Stage. Tickets cost $25. For more information, please visit www. nanaimocentrestage. ca

Nanaimo News Bulletin B5 ARGENTINE TANGO on Wednesdays at Fibber Magees. Class and practice costs $10. For more information please call 250-7531659.

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WorksafeBC – Workers’ Compensation Board of B.C. hereby gives notice of proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (BC Reg. 296/97, as amended)

The proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (“OHSR”) being taken to public hearings pertain to the following items: • General Conditions, section 4.1.1 Snow avalanche assessment – Resolve the implementation issues with the avalanche risk assessment regulations • General Conditions, section 4.69 Emergency lighting – Update the reference to the BC Fire Code

Public Hearings You are invited to provide feedback on the proposed regulatory amendments. Your views may be presented orally at the public hearings and/or submitted in writing. Please register if you wish to make an oral presentation at the public hearings by telephoning 604.232.7744 or toll free in B.C. 1.866.614.7744 prior to the hearing.

• Chemical Agents and Biological Agents, sections 5.3 Application and 5.27 ignition – Update references to repealed Acts

Information on the proposed amendments and the public hearings, including details of registration/participation procedures, are on WorkSafeBC’s website at worksafebc.com/2014publichearings

• Tools, Machinery and Equipment, new sections – Adopt ANSI standard and add requirements for the safe use of roll on/roll off containers

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• Ladders, Scaffolds and Temporary Work Platforms, section 13.5 Position and Stability – Review the safe positioning and stability requirements of portable ladders • Construction, Excavation and Demolition, section 20.26 Inspections – Clarify when a professional engineer must inspect and certify a gang form • Construction, Excavation and Demolition, section 20.112 Hazardous materials – Clarify the responsibilities of employers, owners and qualified persons for the safe containment or removal of hazardous materials • Diving, Fishing and Other Marine Operations, section 24.40 Minimum crew – Clarify the conditions that must be met for a surface supply diver to serve as a standby in the water • Forestry Operations and Similar Activities, section 26.65 Bullboards – Add new construction, inspection, removal and return to service requirements • Agriculture, section 28.12 Biohazards exception – Remove an obsolete provision • Rope access, new Part 34 – Ensure comprehensive requirements The proposed Respirable Crystalline Silica (“RCS”) regulation will not proceed to the 2014 public hearing. It is intended that WorkSafeBC will work with industry stakeholders to develop acceptable compliance tools, and that the proposed RCS regulation will be introduced at the next scheduled public hearing.

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I’m extremely tempted to use the word cute. But I won’t. It’s small, which definitely contributes to its c-word factor. Alexandra Straub

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Bargain priced Nissan Micra returns to basics Montreal, QC. - Even though the with the same peppy powerplant. days of roll down windows, no air Okay, I realize that “peppy” is a relaconditioning or fancy features aren’t tive term here. There’s 109 horsepower that far behind us, it’s tough to find a and 107 lb-ft of torque generated back-to-basics car in today’s market. from its 1.6L, 4-cylinder engine. But in Enter the 2015 Nissan Micra with a the city and on the highway, it’s still a price tag under $10k. decent amount. As its name suggests, Three trims of Micra it’s not a full-size SUV. are available: S, SV, What it is is a front and SR. Each can be engine, front-wheel paired with either the drive, five-door vehicle. aforementioned 5-speed It’s diminutive in size manual or an available but not lacking in the 4-speed automatic. The personality department. mid-grade SV trim can The Micra Not at all. also be paired with a is affordable You’d think that with a Convenience package starting MSRP of $9,998 transportation with (available both on the for the Micra S (with the amiable drivability, MT and AT). manual transmission) Looking at it, I’m exan easy-on-the you might get shorttremely tempted to use eyes interior and changed on the fun the word “cute.” But I overall a bubbly factor. Again, not the won’t. It’s small, which personality. case. definitely contributes to In fact, of the four modits c-word factor, and Alexandra Straub els I drove (there are comes it some bubbly eight models available) colours, as well as acit happened to be my favourite. cent colours. For example, the SV with The 5-speed manual transmission has the automatic I drove had a white a springy clutch, a gearbox that shifts exterior with purple accents. up and down smoothly, and a personInside, you and your four passengers ality that is waiting to be unleashed. will we greeted with cushy cloth seats. It might not have air conditioning, The driver will then have access to a Bluetooth or a rearview camera (on centre stack that is easy to use and this trim, but they are available on organized ergonomically. other models), but those aren’t deal Describing its aura could best be debreakers for me, nor are they for fined as “welcoming.” And despite its people looking to buy a great car at a size, even taller individuals shouldn’t great price. feel claustrophobic. With a driving What’s more, each Micra model comes partner who stands 6’2”, he still had

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headroom and some room to stretch out either piloting or co-piloting the Micra. Under hard acceleration, primarily from the 4-speed automatic, the Micra is quite vocal. You can really hear the engine noise intrude the cabin. It’s not a performance machine like the Nissan GT-R, where you want to hear as much ruckus as you can. However, when cruising at highway speeds – without the lead foot acceleration – my driving partner and I noticed how quiet the cabin is. Wind noise is kept at bay and it’s serene. Furthermore, it was an incredibly blustery day when we took these pint-sized four-doors out. Needless to say, you could feel the swagger of the car at highway speeds. But in its defense, larger vehicles felt the wrath of Mother Nature’s blow, too.

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While very affordable, the Micra isn’t “cheap” in execution. Even the knobs on the roll down windows have a soft touch to them. And there are metallic accents to break up the otherwise bland black interior. I certainly wasn’t disappointed when captaining the Micra. Even though that might sound like a backhanded compliment, it’s not. As far as small cars go, it’s functional, funky and has great value. Whether you’re looking for a vehicle that gets you from point A to B – minus all the options – or said vehicle with a few extras, the 2015 Micra might be the car for you. Summed up, the Micra is affordable transportation with amiable drivability, an easy-on-the eyes interior and overall a bubbly personality. alexandra.straub@drivewaybc.ca

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The restoration business has changed a great deal – in the past, most auto body repair shops would only take on such work when their collision work dried up. Now it’s very specialist work and I’m often asked if I could recommend a restoration shop. To be honest with you, I would be hard pressed to come up with enough names to fill the fingers of one hand. But I have no hesitation in saying that I doubt there is one in the entire country that restores and builds as many custom cars as 360 Fabrication, in Abbotsford. They control the costs and track the daily progress by using a number of management systems and a Gantt chart. The Mustang is a relatively easy car to restore in terms of obtaining new parts. In this case, by the time the air chisel and plasma cutter was put away the only major sheet metal components left was the roof, A pillars, rocker-panels, bulkhead and the two front frame rails and the rear section of the floor. I have heard the expression “better than new” a few times over the years and have often wondered how can it be better than new? But it can. Today’s restorations have improved with the help of new technology such as compression fit welding equipment, seam sealers and paint products including epoxy primers, spray on polyester fillers and the waterborne color coats with a clear coat finish. These products are far superior to anything that came off the

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Two thirds of BC residents say gas price increases have caused hardship in their household, according to a new Black Press/ Insights West poll. And 55 per cent of those polled say they now drive less than usual due to high gas prices. Gas taxes are too high say 85 per cent and 77 per cent claim they are unfair for 77. A whopping 91 per cent assert drivers are gouged at the pump before long weekends. Those comments were the results of a scientifically conducted poll but it remarkably reflects many sentiments expressed in response to our unscientific Question of the Week, which we posed before the long weekend. We asked if high gas prices would stall planned driving vacation plans and a massive 560 of you were moved to answer online. Specifically, we asked “Would a 10 cents per litre increase in the price of gas at the pump cause you to cancel a driving vacation?” A categorical ‘no’ was the response from 131 readers, a similar number said ‘yes’ but most wavered, saying the increase would have to be more substantial or they

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Gas prices are a painful part of life. might consider shortening their route or holiday’s duration. Shawn, of Maple Ridge, set the tone for those undeterred by the assault on their wallet: “Money isn’t the main focus when it is a well-deserved vacation.” Kay, of Coquitlam, warned: “I would not cancel … however I may change plans and go to the U.S.A. instead of Canada.” Renay, of Richmond, said: “I would still take the vacation and just have to re-adjust the budget to include the increase.” Alyssa, from Mission, remarked: “I have two young children and my husband

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and I are all about making wonderful memories for them. It would also be hard to tell a child that a vacation away has been cancelled due to the cost of gas.” Raylene, of West Kelowna, would take the wheel: “My husband has got a heavy foot. I would still go but my driving would be at the speed limit. I might get better gas mileage if I go slower and not brake as much.” Murray, in Vancouver, has some good advice: “I would minimize fuel consumption by keeping the car maintained, keep tire pressure at the optimum level,

pack all luggage inside the car to reduce air drag, and not drive aggressively. The time to scrimp is during day-to-day use: don’t drive when you could walk or cycle.” Debbie, in Abbotsford, claimed: “It’s cheaper now to fly to Vegas or California, than to drive.” B.C. tourism’s loss is the United States’ gain; with many saying cheaper gas in down south made it a more economical drive vacation destination, even with the current inferior exchange rate. Sandi, of Vancouver, said: “We cancelled our Christmas trip and will not be travelling this summer … groceries are my first priority.” Chris, in Aldergrove, stood alone with his comment: “I think we have some of the lowest gas prices in the world.” Steve, of Port Alberni, pulled out his calculator: “A 1,000-km trip uses less than 100 litres (with an increase of 10 cents per litre) that’s $10 more. I would not tell my family we are cancelling for that amount.” Rodney, of Vernon, also did some math: “A good modern vehicle can get a fuel economy of about 10L/100km. So a 3,000 km driving vacation would cost $417 in gas at a price of $1.39, and the same trip would cost $447 in gas at $1.49.” keith.morgan@drivewaybc.ca


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Nanaimo News Bulletin B11

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Goddess Garden wants people to enjoy the sun, rather than avoid it. Numerous people are allergic to sunscreen so they either get burned or don’t go in the sun. Goddess Garden organic sunscreen protects and nourishes even the most sensitive skin without harsh sunscreen chemicals. Take a look at the ingredients you find in Goddess Garden and you will see why natural sunscreens are the best choice for you and your family. Towing needn’t be nerve-wracking.

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Towing a trailer shouldn’t be stressful Camping season is almost scale by resting the trailer upon us and it will soon be coupler on the scale and time to take that trailer out placing the scale on a box for some fun times. so that the coupler is at its But is it fun for the driver? normal towing height. The Towing a trailer may be one trailer must be fully loaded of the most stressful driving and level. situations for many truck owners. For one thing, it Use the right hitch is not easy to manouevre Just as each vehicle has a around corners and change .maximum towing capacity Drives-U-Crazy. . lanes with that extra length so too does each trailer behind your truck. Backing hitch, hitch ball, ball mount upI want alsotocan bewhen challengsafety scream I am stuck behindand a car that fails chain. to signalTo tow intenttowing to turn left the traffic lightsafely, turns green. ingan and upuntil a steep you need to make It has to be one of the most inconsiderate acts, especially in hillcongested can beareas. tough on an your sure every component you It’s also offence, which carries a $121 fine and two-point penalty. Considerate drivers would realize their error truck. Whether you tow a use is ready to handle the and drive on. Ha! They don’t exist. boat, car, snowmobiles, or weight of your fully loaded What drives-u-crazy. keith.morgan@drivewaybc.ca motorcycles, custom truck trailer. Remember, your accessories can make towtowing capacity is equal to ing less nerve-wracking. the capacity of the weakest link in the system. Drives Don’t tow too much Pulling too much weight Choosing a hitch can be very dangerous. All trailer hitches feature Check your owner’s manual a class rating, as well as Crazy! to find your vehicle’s towa weight rating, so be ing capacity, including the sure the hitch can accommaximum gross trailer modate the loaded trailer. weight and tongue weight For instance, Reese Class 2 it can handle. Tongue hitches have a maximum weight is the downward rated capacity of 158kg force exerted on the hitch tongue weight and 1,580kg ball by the trailer coupler. In gross trailer weight. Class most cases, it is about 10 to IV receiver-style hitches 15 per cent of gross trailer have a maximum capacity weight. Tongue weight of of 540kg tongue weight up to 135 kilograms can be and 5,400kg gross trailer measured on a household weight.

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Beefs & bouquets BOUQUET To all of the staff on the sixth floor at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for the fantastic care I received during my recent knee surgery. The level of professionalism and teamwork displayed by all levels of nursing was truly awesome and I felt very well cared for. BEEF To all of those who dismiss the needs and feelings of others. This is invalidation and it is abuse. Please look up ‘invalidation’ and stop this abusive way of communicating. BOUQUET To all those who removed a lot of junk in the water of the harbour and a beef to the irresponsible and immature people who threw them there. BEEF To my neighbour. I go out every Thursday. So my neighbour waits for me to go so she can come in and help herself to anything. BOUQUET To Canada Post for its detective work in delivering two cards sent from the U.K. One with no street name and incorrect zip code and the other with just the initials of my road. BEEF To the fabric store for letting me buy four regular stock curtain panels and not warning me that when the fifth panel came in, the dye lots might not match. After waiting two months, the colour was so different I had to buy not one but two more panels to finish my curtains. BOUQUET To the Real Canadian Superstore for providing special parking for expectant mothers. BEEF To the city for making all the changes to the garbage and recycling items. Just wait till they are up in their 90s, can’t walk or drive, then they will realize what they have done to seniors. BOUQUET To Tim Hortons for their ‘no littering’ sign and for being an oasis in our busy city.

BEEF To the rude man waving signs during city council meetings. He has no class, is annoying. It’s not free speech, it’s bad manners. BOUQUET To the Lordco driver who saw a man in an electric scooter whose wheel got stuck on a sidewalk on-ramp. She double parked, jumped out of the car and helped him get his scooter up onto the sidewalk. You are the reason that Nanaimo is a great town. BEEF To the person who keeps writing snide and highly offensive comments about the unemployed. Take a look at your own behaviour instead. BOUQUET To Brogran for his 11th birthday on May 3. Your wit, humor, intelligence and laughter brighten everyday. Love Mom. BEEF To the many dog owners who continually take dogs into Mansfield Park, which is a no-dog park. Every entrance to the park has signs reading “no dogs allowed in park.” BOUQUET To Dixie – an angel. Thank you for rescuing our lost and confused Mom and shepherding her home to Protection Island. BEEF To the business downtown. When you walk in there, it smells like a dirty ashtray. Take your smoke outside. BOUQUETS To Calais Spas and Billiards in Nanaimo for offering to re-tip our pool cues for free. Our Cowichan Valley youth group is thrilled to have repaired cues to play pool. BEEF To the little jerks who came through our strata complex on May 19 and stole at least three people’s hanging plants. If you want plants, go to a store and buy them yourselves. BOUQUET To Gary and the Church of the Nazarene for letting the Relay for Life teams have their fundraising garage sale in their parking lot.

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BEEF To the restaurant that lost our business several times recently. Only allowing us to eat our food out of a to-go box is crazy. No other location does this. They let our entire family walk out because of this. BOUQUET To the wonderful volunteers who work so hard every year on BookFest. This year there were nine Canadian children’s authors who were in the schools the week before and on BookFest day at the Diana Krall Plaza. BEEF To this city, its rising crime rates and the apathetic police. Our neighborhood is a consistent hotbed for garage break-ins and car theft, and the most we get from our police force is a shrug and the possible chance of a squad car coming by. I do not feel remotely protected in a city I love. BOUQUET To Robyn of Art Escapes at Nanaimo North Town Centre for a fantastic show of her students’ artwork on May 4. We loved the show and our two grandsons love attending your programs.

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BEEF To the sexist person complaining about the “man” who always beefs about his unemployed neighbour. As far as I can see, beefs are anonymous and there is no way of knowing that the writer is male. Your sexism is worse than someone who is upset about a lazy neighbour. BOUQUET To all the good folks who helped me when my car stalled in Front Street. Young lady visitor with smart phone, a bus driver and four young men who pushed my car out of traffic. Good to know we live in a city where people help in time of need. BEEF To the inconsiderate parents at Dover Bay Secondary School who insist on stopping at the crosswalk to let their kids out. There is a side road or parking lot for dropoffs and 10 feet after the crosswalk is a widening of the road to allow you to pull over. Instead you make the rest of us wait while your little darling exits your vehicle. BOUQUET To the coffee shop for allowing people to continue to smoke on their patios. BEEF Why not move the seldom-used $22-million cruise ship terminal and the seldom-used $75 million conference center to the new $9 million park? That way we would have a new tourist attraction: the Nanaimo White Elephant Rehabilitation Centre. BOUQUET To all unemployed neighbours with a good sense of humour. It brightens our day to read of the antics of these neighbours. BEEF To the individual beefing about the horse riders in Lantzville. Our horses provide your lush walk with greenery via our manure. You’re welcome. I wonder how your vehicle’s emissions are aiding our parks?

Submit your own Beef or Bouquet 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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Games athletes qualify for scholarship The B.C. Games Society and Coast Capital Savings have teamed up to support young athletes’ pursuit of achievement through a new athlete bursary program. Athletes competing at the Nanaimo 2014 BC Summer Games can apply to receive one of 16 bursaries in the amount of $500. The bursary is intended to recognize athletes who have

achieved in athletics and education but go above and beyond in their communities through leadership and volunteer activities. Athletes can apply for the bursary online at www.bcgames. org. The deadline to apply is July 4. Winners will be announced at the Closing Ceremony of the Nanaimo 2014 BC Summer Games on July 20.

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Duck Paterson, right, the News Bulletin’s retired production manager, receives a Silver Quill Award from publisher Maurice Donn. The award, from the Canadian Community Newspapers Association, recognizes service in the print media industry of 25 years or more. Paterson worked in ad design and pagination for Black Press in Nanaimo and Ladysmith for more than 44 years.

Healthy Start to Learning Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools and Island Health hosts this free event for children up to 6 years of age and their families. Come out and meet health professionals who can help you ensure that your child is healthy and ready to learn. There will also be fun activities for children including face painting, photography, games and activities as well as information booths for parents.

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Pet owners reminded to protect animals Bowen Park Community Centre Saturday, May 31 - 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

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get warmer we get hundreds of emergency calls to rescue dogs whose lives are endangered because they are left in hot cars by their guardians,” said Lorie Chortyk, general manager of

community relations for the B.C. SPCA. “Many well-meaning guardians leave their dogs unattended in parked cars while they run errands. Tragically, this can lead to serious heatstroke and even death for their pets.” The temperature in a parked car, even in the shade with windows partly open,

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can rapidly reach a level that will seriously harm or even kill a pet. Pet guardians should be alert to heatstroke symptoms, which include: exaggerated panting (or the sudden stopping of panting), rapid or erratic pulse, salivation, anxious or staring expression, weakness and muscle tremors, lack of coordination, convulsions or vomiting, and collapse. If your dog shows symptoms of heatstroke, you should do the following: Immediately move the animal to a cool, shady place; Wet the dog with cool water; Fan vigorously to promote evaporation. This will cool the blood, which reduces the animal’s core temperature. Do not apply ice. This constricts blood flow, which will inhibit cooling. Allow the dog to drink some cool water (or to lick ice cream if no water is available); Take the dog to a veterinarian as soon as possible for further treatment. “If you’re used to letting your dog accompany you on errands, you might feel guilty leaving him behind on hot days. But your dog will be much happier – and safer -- at home, with shade and plenty of fresh, cool water,” Chortyk said.


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Saturday BASTION CITY Wanderers Volkssport Club five or 12-kilometre seawall, Bowen Park or Buttertubs Marsh walk May 31. Registration 8:45 a.m. at Howard Johnson Hotel lobby. Walk at 9 a.m. Call 250-756-9796. Photo contributed

Nanaimo port Authority donates $10,000 to B.C. Summer games in Nanaimo. from left: Jeff lott, games president; Bernie dumas, port authority president; Andre Sullivan, recognition chairman; richard ringma, Bob Bennie, Mike Hunter, Clem Trombley, Merv Unger, Jeet Manhas, richard Johnston, port authority directors; Bruce Hunter, games vice-president, and rod Milner, games director.

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SpONSOrSHIp gIVeS $10,000 to B.C. Games competition in Nanaimo.

The Nanaimo Port Authority is the latest corporate sponsor to sign on as a Friend of the Games, stepping up with a $10,000 donation for the Nanaimo 2014 BC Summer Games. As a result of its contribution, every athlete who participates in the Games will receive a commemorative pin. This donation will also allow for the successful execution of the sailing competition. “The Nanaimo Port Authority is very excited to be one of the

lead sponsors for the B.C. Games and for the sailing competition,” said Bernie Dumas, president and CEO. “Our opportunity to support the distribution of pins to all B.C. Games participants recognizes their achievements in qualifying for this provincial competition.” The Games will feature approximately 3,900 athletes, coaches and officials from across the province, competing at 19 different venues. Approximately 3,200 volunteers will be required when the 2014 B.C. Games roll into Nanaimo this summer from July 17-20. Information on volunteer opportunities can be accessed by visiting the Games website at www. bcgames.org.

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Pick Up Your Cheque and or Equity Statement & Have a Hotdog On Us from 10am-6pm! Any Cheques Not Picked Up Friday May 30th between 10am-6pm will be mailed out the first week of June.

Monday HUB CITY Stamp club meets June 2, 7 p.m., at Brechin United Church, 1998 Estevan Rd. Call 250-245-8186.

Tuesday NANAIMO COMMUNITY Hospice Society annual general meeting June 3, 7 p.m., at Unitarian Church, 595 Townsite Rd. Call 250-591-8811.

Ongoing THUrSdAY NIgHT cribbage at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 256 on East Wellington. Starts at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. NANAIMO WIdOWS Support Group meets Wednesdays. All widows welcome. 250-7223353 for time and location.

NO-AUdITION fUN singing on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Details at info@ moresingingplease.com or 250729-6135. NANAIMO STrOke Recovery Group meets every Friday at Bowen Park Social Centre at 10:45 a.m. Bring a bag lunch. Contact 250-753-5328. VANISle fIddlerS is a weekly gathering that welcomes fiddlers and all acoustic musicians. Learn traditional music in a fun multi-age group. Every Thursday at Scout Hut. Groups run at 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Call 250-591-3913. SUICIde BereAVeMeNT Support Group. Monthly adult meeting for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Meets first Wednesday of every month. Call 250-753-2495. NANAIMO MOOSe Lodge holds a collectables garage sale last Sunday of every month from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1356 Cranberry Ave. Tables $15. 250816-1233 or 250-754-2853. Sex ANd/Or Love Addicts Anonymous. There is help with

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