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French Creek residents are unhappy about a proposal that could see their water bills increased by more than 45 per cent over the next three years. The private company that supplies water to about 2,000 homes in the French Creek area — Epcor — has applied to the B.C. Comptroller of Water Rights for a rate increase that could see a resident’s monthly bill go to $66.17 in 2017 from $45.30 in 2014. “No one is saying Epcor is dishonest,” said French Creek Residents’ Association (FCRA) vice president Rob Williams. “They know what they are doing — they run water systems all over the world. But we think they spend too much money on niceties and we pay for it.” The association has achieved intervener status with the comptroller on the issue of the rateincrease application. All parties must have their submissions to the comptroller by next week and then a response period, which ends March 23. The comptroller is expected to provide a ruling on the application shortly after March 23. The monthly bill numbers above can fluctuate from home to home depending on usage. The FCRA is disputing the rate increases on three fronts: • Capital costs. “They want to spend too much money — we want to see that reduced,” said Williams. • Riders, a portion of the bill moved forward from year to year to reflect the amount of water Epcor budgeted to deliver, but did not have the need to. Williams said that budget includes profit, and he said he doesn’t believe the profit portion of the riders should be moved forward. See INCREASE CALLED EXCESSIVE, page A9

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PUCKER UP: Shades of Green on Craig Street in Parksville became shades of red Saturday morning in the spirit of Valentine’s Day where Patrick and Heather Ash shared a kiss at the store’s kissing booth. Craig Street was lined with bright red balloons for the occasion and many storefronts offered discounts and sales for Valentine’s Day.

SCARY INCIDENT ON THE ENGLISHMAN RIVER

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A local family wants to use a scary incident at Top Bridge Regional Park near Parksville Feb. 8 as a safety warning, especially around the area’s rainswollen rivers. “My daughter was standing on the

rocks and something slipped under her foot and she fell into the river,” said Dan Mackay, describing the 17-yearold as very careful and responsible. “She wasn’t horsing around or anything, it was just an accident,” he said. “In a flash she was in the raging river struggling in the current and disap-

peared under the surface twice.” A couple of women, one named Carla, were walking their dogs and heard yelling from the water. Mackay said they were instrumental in talking the young woman to the rocks and a spot where they were able to help her climb out. See ALSO, page A9

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Correction We published some incorrect information on our community events page recently in regards to a meeting of the Qualicum Beach Family History Society. Here’s the correct info: The Qualicum Beach Family History Society will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 18 at 7 p.m. at the Qualicum Legion. The guest speaker will be Giselle Roeder on ‘Survival – World War 2’.  Guests are welcome.

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Terry Mobberley points to a tuft of fur on his property in North Qualicum where a cougar dragged his deer kill.

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It was 3:30 a.m. when Terry Mobberley was shaken out of sleep by a haunting noise. Something wasn’t quite right in North Qualicum. “I heard a cat yowl of a volume I’ve never heard before,” Mobberley said last week. He went to his kitchen door and then heard some more disconcerting sounds. “I could hear a bunch of running deer and I could also hear a thumping sound.” Mobberley had suspected by now there was a cougar on his property at the end of Cortes Road near the Little Qualicum River estuary. With children living nearby and a horse-riding facility, Mobberley didn’t wait long to make some calls to neighbours and authorities. When the sun rose, Mobberley decided to investigate. “Certainly I had heightened alert,” he said of his state of mind before and during the walk

around his acreage. “And I did put together a 20-gauge shotgun for my little walkabout.” He found a large deer partially eaten. He, and the conservation officers who got to his place before noon, figured it must have been a large cat because of the size of the deer and the four-foot-high retaining wall over which the deer was carried. Cougars, like many predators, will cache their kills. This big cat had one meal and Mobberley figures the deer was good for at least a few more. “We assumed the cougar would be back,” he said. “But we made the decision that the cougar should be just left alone.” Mobberley said the conservation officers removed the deer carcass. He said he hasn’t heard or seen the cougar since. “I did a morning walkabout (the next day) and I even let our cat out reluctantly, but it was all quiet.”

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The City of Parksville will implement its annual water main flushing program from February 16 to March 27. This is an important part of our ongoing maintenance program to ensure the integrity of the water supply system. Flushing will take place mainly between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:30 pm, Monday to Friday. During these times, customers can expect some discolouration of water and intermittent drops in water pressure. Please follow these guidelines for the duration of the water main flushing program: • Keep a fresh supply of drinking water in your refrigerator. • Check for discolouration of water before doing laundry. • If your water is discoloured, run an outside tap (after 3:30 pm) until the water clears Please direct questions about water main flushing to the Engineering and Operations Department at 250 248-5412.

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Parksville’s chief of police Brian Hunter attempted to clear the haze around medical marijuana in a speech to Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce members Thursday at The Bayside. “There’s nothing grey out there,” Hunter said of medical marijuana regulations. However, he admitted “there’s a lot of folks, including police officers, that should know, but don’t know what the rules are out there” because of two looming court cases and legislation currently in flux. He said the Marijuana Medical Access Regulation (MMAR) program was supposed to end April 1, 2014. It would have stopped home-grown pot production, directing thousands of medical marijuana licencees to purchase from large-scale facilities approved by Health Canada and regulated by the government under the new Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) program.   Hunter said the old system didn’t work because “there were very minimal avenues to keep these folks in check,  including

zero authority within the police.” He said “organized crime grabbed a hold” of lax regulations and illegal grow operations flourished. But a last minute court injunction stopped the change, with some patients claiming it was unfair for existing licence holders to adapt to a new program. A court decision is expected this month. “I 100 per cent support people who need marijuana medicine to make their lives better, 100 per cent, absolutely,” said Hunter. “This is not a ‘medical marijuana, does it help me?’ situation,” he said before explaining the 2009  Owen Smith pot cookie case.  Smith was charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking after police found him with 200 pot-laced cookies. Smith argued that he was licensed by the government under the MMAR program. However, both the MMAR and MMPR programs limit access to marijuana to dried bud, making cannabis products including creams, salves, oils, brownies and cookies illegal.  “It’s going to be interesting and also important and it kind of makes sense… Why should it just be dried marijuana if it’s medicine?” Hunter asked.  “Those are two big court cases that I think have to come to fruition before we see what happens further down the road.”

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Oceanside RCMP Staff Sgt. Brian Hunter makes his annual speech at the Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce dinner at the Quality Bayside Resort Thursday night.

After a long pause, Hunter resumed: “So, under the MMPR how do I get my marijuana?… You don’t go to a dispensary.” He repeated his recent message that “dispensaries, compassion clubs, pain clubs, heaven is awesome clubs — whatever you want to call it — the issue with those is there is absolutely no mechanism in law in Canada, or anywhere, for those to exist.”  Hunter pointed to a list of 15

approved Health Canada facilities that provide medical grade marijuana to licence holders via mail. He noted critics say these facilities cost more and provide lower quality pot than dispensaries, but called that a myth. “There are a lot of myths out there, people talk, you know it’s way more expensive, the quality is horrible… and not having tried it, I’ve done a lot

of reading and those are myths out there. (Marijuana) is actually quite often less expensive to get from Health Canada.” Hunter estimates Alberta has two medical marijuana dispensaries, Manitoba has one, Quebec has four and British Columbia has 95 — 60 in Vancouver, one in Parksville.  Read the full story ONLINE at www.pqbnews.com

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Erosion and sediment transfer are two things being considered as Qualicum Beach develops its waterfront master plan.

Qualicum Beach is wading into a waterfront master plan and considering what to do with the old fire hall site. “Phase one is underway and we hope it will be complete in the spring,” said director of planning Luke Sales of the waterfront plan. He said they are currently looking at the geotechnical aspects of the foreshore like wave action and sediment transfer, which will give them the basic information required for phase two — community consultation. “Then we will look at the results and explore the options,” he said, adding that will then have all the latest possible data including the possible impact of a rising sea level.

“This is the most significant planning project in the near horizon,” he said. On Monday night, after the press deadline, town council was scheduled to consider a motion to initiate the planning process for what to do with the current fire hall property beside town hall once the department moves to the new hall beside the roundabout later this year. He said if council votes for the motion, the planning would start next month with the goal of finishing it by the end of the year, or around the time the old hall is decommissioned. “This is a more localized planning project,” he said, explaining it will be focused on the fire hall property, but will also likely include discussions about

traffic in the immediate area, especially the awkward sharp angle intersection at Harlech Road and First Avenue. “The options may include some street realignments.” Other major planning projects like the South Qualicum Beach plan and what to do with the former school bus garage site beside TOSH are on hold pending council direction, he said. While there have been discussions, there hasn’t been any formal work on those issues, said Sales. Meanwhile other plans await funding. They have long term planning projects ready to go for the reconstruction of Memorial Avenue from the train tracks to the waterfront along with traffic roundabouts at Memorial and Village Way and Qualicum Beach Road and Village Way.

Big cat returns for another meal a few nights later CONTINUED FROM PAGE A3

UPDATE: Mobberley said the big cat returned on Friday night. He found another freshy eaten, partially covered deer kill and a partially

eaten, large racoon. Conservation officers attended and removed the carcasses. “Once again, our discussions con-

cluded that the cougar was behaving naturally and that nothing would be served by attempting to capture this particular animal,” Mobberley wrote in an e-mail to

The NEWS. “So, apart from heightened vigilance, my biggest concern remains the health and well-being of our . . . cat Max.”


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Taxes are expected to increase across the board this year for those living in the Regional District of Nanaimo, according director of finance Wendy Idema, who presented the RDN’s provisional budget last Tuesday. “The biggest hits are around liquid waste and transit,” said Idema, noting “other big hits” are from the various volunteer fire departments in the RDN. Idema said it’s important to remember that “taxpayer profiles” are different within the regional district because not every taxpayer participates in every service. The results vary across municipalities and electoral areas. According to the preliminary numbers released last week, Nanoose Bay property owners will hand over $2.1 million to the RDN, an increase of $71,626 or 3.5 per cent. That means per $100,000 of property value, taxes will increase by $3 from last year to $111.60 plus a flat $27.74 regional par-

cel tax totaling $139.34. According to the Vancouver Island Real Estate board, the average sale price for a single family residential unit in Parksville Qualicum Beach in 2014 was approximately $400,000. This number will be used to calculate the average tax increases in the region. In Nanoose Bay, based on this formula, owners of a $400,000 property would pay $474, an increase of $11 from last year. In Coombs/Errington per $100,000 of property value, taxes will increase by $1 to $177.24. The average property owner will pay $626, an increase of $5. In French Creek the general service cost for $100,000 of property will increase by $3 to $180.84. The average property owner will pay $640, an $11 increase. In Deep Bay/Bowser per $100,000 of property value, taxes will be $174.84, an increase of $3. Based on the average home, property owners will pay $616, a $9 increase. In the City of Parksville per $100,000 of property, residents will pay $205.46, an increase of $8 from last year. Based on the average home Parksville residents will pay $745 in taxes, an increase of $31.

In the Town of Qualicum Beach per $100,000 of property, owners will pay $183.56, an increase of $3 from last year. The average property owner will put forward $657, an $11 increase from last year. The tax impact on Parksville and Qualicum Beach property owners is determined by their own municipal budget processes. Idema said the RDN tax is just one part of the tax bill for municipalities. She said electoral areas will also pay extra for improvement districts they are involved in, school taxes, police taxes and provincial rural taxes. The provisional budget numbers are subject to change in the next few weeks. Idema said RDN staff are hoping to present a bylaw to the board by March 10 and the budget must be finalized by the end of the month. According to the RDN’s 2015 provisional budget, general tax revenues are expected to reach $37.1 million, a seven per cent increase over last year. The five-year plan which spans 2015 to 2019 is set to see tax increases across all jurisdictions of the regional district and will result in a consolidated tax revenue of $50.6 million by 2019.

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possible $230 fines. “The geese see any dog as a predator,” Bates said, adding the Brant’s main predator in the north is the Arctic fox. “If they see a dog from even a distance on a leash they will stop feeding and fly out to sea.” He said it can take hours of feeding to make up for a five-minute-flight like that. The geese are primarily feeding on eelgrass and herring roe to increase their fat stores. The beach closures are in effect in Parksville from Doehle Avenue to the Englishman River, plus Rathtrevor Beach, which is also closed to dogs by a separate provincial park ban. People are still allowed to walk their leashed dogs on the boardwalk at Parksville Beach. Dogs are also banned from the waterfront from the Little Qualicum River delta to Seacroft Road in Qualicum Beach and Columbia Beach in French Creek. Watch The NEWS for more on a variety of Brant Festival events.

Local beaches will be closed to dogs again Feb. 15 to April 15 to give the migrating black Brant geese space to fatten up during their long flight up the coast of North America. “Compliance is up around 95 per cent or higher,” said Vancouver Island University professor Greg Klimes. His resource management students help patrol the beaches during the closure. “People are really good about it and I’d say 99 per cent of the people we do see with dogs on the beach are from out of town and just had no idea,” he said. He said his students provide information and don’t argue if people resist, pointing out they don’t have any authority. They will report details to conservation officers if people continue to disobey the ban. Conservation officer Stuart Bates agrees, praising the compliance of most residents and that they have given out very few of the

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“They shouldn’t be making a profit on something they didn’t deliver,” said Williams. “It’s the only business I’m aware of that makes a guaranteed profit whether or not they do the business.” • FCRA is also asking for Epcor to do more accurate forecasting of the amount of water it expects to deliver each year, which Williams said will do much to reduce or eliminate the contentious riders. “Overhead costs would be reduced as well” with more accurate forecasting, said Williams. The French Creek area serviced by Epcor is unique in the region. Most other residents are serviced by systems that are owned by their local governments — the City of Parksville, the Town of Qualicum Beach or the Regional District of Nanaimo.

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“I think I would rather be with the RDN,” said Williams. “They are more attentive to what we say in the RDN.” The RDN rep for the area, Joe Stanhope, agrees. “Water systems should be owned by local government, not private companies,” said Stanhope. Epcor is owned by the City of Edmonton and has water systems in Sooke, White Rock, Alberta and Arizona. It purchased the water system from Breakwater Utilities in 2006. An Epcor official was not immediately available for comment before press time Monday. What does Stanhope think about the increases in Epcor’s application? “It’s excessive, in my considered opinion,” he said.

PL2015-001 – SMOKE ‘N WATER RESTAURANT The Board of the Regional District of Nanaimo at its regular meeting to be held Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at 7:00 pm in the Board Chambers of the Regional District of Nanaimo Administration Offices, located at 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC, intends to consider a proposed amendment to an existing liquor licencing for the Smoke ‘N Water Restaurant located at 1 - 1600 Stroulger Road in Electoral Area ‘E’ and legally described as Strata Lot 81, District Lot 22, Nanoose District and District Lot 2000, Nanaimo District, Strata Plan VIS2036 (see map below for location). At this meeting the Board will consider passing a resolution to provide the Board’s recommendations to the BC Liquor Control and Licensing Branch with regard to the proposed amendment to the existing liquor licence for the Smoke ‘N Water Restaurant. The applicant has applied to the Provincial Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (LCLB) for a permanent amendment to the Smoke ‘N Water Restaurant liquor licence in order to permit patron participation entertainment (food-primary entertainment endorsement). All persons who consider their interest to be affected by the proposed amendment to the liquor licence shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard in person, by a representative, or by written submission. Written submissions must be received at the Regional District office by 4:00 pm, Monday, February 23, 2015, and will be circulated to the Regional District of Nanaimo Board Directors prior to the meeting. For additional information on this application please contact the Regional District of Nanaimo, Planning Department during any regular business day between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, with extended business hours on Wednesdays from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, excluding public holidays.

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t’s said that everything is bigger in Texas. Apparently, that includes the list of banned and challenged books. Feb. 22-28 is Freedom to Read Week throughout the branches of the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) system, which serves 430,000 people on Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii and Bella Coola through 39 libraries, a virtual branch, books-by-mail service and a total of one million holdings. One of the things being done during Freedom to Read week is the display of “challenged works.” “Canadians have a right to decide for themselves what they choose to read,” said a news release from the VIRL. “Banned books and free expression may not make the headlines, but they affect the lives of every Canadian.” Nanoose Bay author Susan Juby knows what it’s like to face this type of censorship. Her book Miss Smithers was challenged in Texas in 2006. We’re not talking Fifty Shades of Grey here — Miss Smithers is about a young misfit student who becomes the local beauty queen. Then again, it doesn’t take much to be challenged or banned in Texas. For many years in a row, the Harry Potter series was challenged. In one school year (2005-06) alone, 65 books were challenged and about 50 of them banned from 48 independent school districts and charter schools. In a state where football is of higher importance than religion for many, the book published in 2000 about high school football that later became a movie and TV series, Friday Night Lights, was challenged. The American Civil Liberties Association releases studies and lists regarding challenged and banned books (Google ‘ALCU banned books’ for more detail). Good on the VIRL for highlighting the fact there is still some serious censorship going on in our world. Now, we understand there may be some reading material that’s inappropriate for a classroom — we can all agree Playboy or Playgirl shouldn’t be available in a Grade 3 class, can’t we? — but we applaud the VIRL for highlighting the issue. Farenheit 451 or Nazi book burners are the high-profile examples, but the Freedom to Read can be eroded by subtle challenges here and there, and with the VIRL’s help we can all stay on top of this important issue — knowledge is power. — Editorial by John Harding

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HELPING HAND There have been many stories about the significant percentage of donations that are siphoned off to pay the often exorbitant salaries and expenses of well known charities. My wife and I have been donating through Kiva (kiva.org) for a number of years. Aside from the fact that there is little, if any, siphoning involved, this is not a charity. It’s micro financing, helping small entrepreneurs in many different countries. We can read about all potential borrowers and choose who we feel is the most deserving, then loan as little as $25 to them, along with other lenders, through Kiva. The borrower repays the loan back into our account and we can re-loan it to someone else. Not only is our money going directly to the recipient, it instills pride and independence in them by giving them a helping hand rather than a handout. The process is simple and the rewards substantial. JOHN SEELAND Nanoose Bay

LUNNEY & THE COURT So, we have an attack directly on the Supreme Court of Canada by our Conservative MP James Lunney. This attack, of course, has to do with the latest ruling by the court on a person’s right to die with dignity at a time of their choosing. Lunney seems to forget that he represents a democratic country, in which the Supreme Court is a vital part. The Supreme Court of Canada was constituted by an act of Parliament in 1875.  It has jurisdiction over disputes in all areas of the law. It is the finall court of appeal.  It functions independent of government and thereby contributes to a secure, strong and democratic country founded on the rule of law.  It acts as a check to make sure that past and future laws enacted by government do not violate the Constitution of Canada and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Conservative government has run afoul of the Supreme Court before. Lunney’s disdain for the court only shows that he is not a fit representative for democracy and for the people he supposedly represents. I dislike being told how I should think and behave by people who have nothing better to

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do than to foist their moral and religious beliefs onto those that do not share those same beliefs. I am lucky that I have had a life that has been healthy and happy. However, if the time were to come where I was struck down by some extremely painful disability or terminal disease that was to leave me in any kind of state where I had no quality of life or dignity, I would want to make a choice about that life and have it acted upon. I resent the fact that Lunney, and his government, are already trying to tell me how to live based on so many of the policies that they enact. Believe me when I say that the last thing I want from Lunney and his government is to tell me how to die. STEVE LOMBARDO Bowser

CONCENTRATED SMOKE I had just finished reading Donald Gutstein’s book, Harperism about the rise of neo-conservatism in Canada and, feeling a bit depressed, went outside to get my copy of The NEWS for a cleansing check-up on merely local events. I got by the lead story about Coun. Al Grier wanting to rollback municipal taxes (that’s right: it is a rollback when you freeze expenditures during even a mild inflationary period) and moved onto my favourite part of the paper. There editor John Harding predictably used his privileged position to castigate Coun. Kirk Oates for presuming to express his opinion that wood fire effluent is a contaminant when it is concentrated in an urban environment.  (Full disclosure: I love wood heat and used it almost exclusively to heat my farm home in Errington before moving into town.) If anyone doubts the veracity of that view, I invite them to take a drive through Coombs any time there is a temperature inversion. Every time our modern industrial society digs up dirt to get at its minerals, we concentrate such hazardous chemicals as arsenic; when you are turning the earth in your small garden, you are exposing yourself to botulism — fortunately in such small amounts that we can deal with it safely; if you live in a house on a concrete foundation, you are exposing yourself to radon gas. In these and in countless other examples, the unwanted by-prod-

ucts are endurable if we avoid releasing them in too large concentrations. The population density of Parksville is too high to permit unrestricted use of wood smoke — produced in an airtight stove or not. The real calumny is linking Oates’ day job with his ability to function as part of the city’s policy-making body. If we are to apply that standard, what are we to say about Harding’s day job as a minion of one of B.C’s very own one percenters? JOHN OLSEN Parksville

SENIOR ACTIVITIES Re: ‘Parksville is One Sexy City,’ The NEWS, Feb. 10. The article quotes Sheila Abbott, the owner of Sexessories, as saying with respect to our elderly population: “...these retirees aren’t looking to play bingo or the accordion... these people are a generation from the 60s — peace, sex and love.” Abbott leaves out drugs and rock n’ roll, the other two watchwords of the 60s, but the slick edit allows her to segue into an advertisement for her business. She would have us believe Parksville’s seniors have nothing better to do than kick back in some sort of pink geriatric haze when they’re not at the bingo hall or strapping on the squeezebox. Of course, she’s referring to these two specific activities in a figurative sense. But make no mistake, the implication is that what seniors do with their time is inconsequential and deserving of a snicker. It makes me want to stick a finger down my throat to see them characterized in such a trivial, condescending manner. Parksville is a vibrant city, and it is largely so because you will see seniors active in so many ways, from volunteering at soup kitchens or hundreds of other humanitarian endeavours, to golfing, fishing, visiting less mobile friends, square dancing, singing in choirs, dancing at the Legion or local ballroom studio, delivering rocks or bowls at the curling and lawn bowling clubs, playing tennis at Springwood/Community Park etc. Not to say things don’t get a little heated up after bedtime. When they do, I’m sure our lively seniors don’t require the help of a rubber McGuffin or leather accouterments. RAY CHESIN Parksville See LETTERS, page A12

SCOTT FRASER, MLA, Alberni-Pacific Rim

MICHELLE STILWELL, MLA, Parksville Qualicum

1-866-870-4190 e-mail: scott.fraser.mla@ leg.bc.ca

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FEDERAL:

QUALICUM:

JAMES LUNNEY, MP,

TEUNIS WESTBROEK Mayor,

Nanaimo-Alberni

Town of Qualicum Beach

1-866-390-7550 e-mail: nanaimo@ jameslunneymp.ca

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

PARKSVILLE: RDN:

MARC LEFEBVRE, Mayor,

JOE STANHOPE Chairman,

City of Parksville

Regional District of Nanaimo

250-954-4661 e-mail: mayor@ parksville.ca

250-390-4111 e-mail: corpsrv@ rdn.bc.ca

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VIEWS IN THE NEWS We asked:

Is it important to keep dogs off the beach during the Brant Festival?

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I do think it’s important, dogs should be leashed. DANA ROW Parksville

Yeah, I’m aware of the rules and people should respect them. BUD BURRELL Parksville

I think it is, you see birds scattering from the dogs. JAN COLES Qualicum Beach

Yes, we wouldn’t let our dogs off leash when we had them. ANNE BRAILSFORD Qualicum Beach


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Fan: short for fanatic, which they often prove Some sports fanatics take cheering on their favourite team well into past the line of reasonable support

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guy just in front of me in the line up at the coffee shop is sporting a Montreal Canadiens hockey jersey with SUBBAN and the number 76 emblazoned across the back. There are just a couple of things wrong with

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that. This guy is half-bald, about 45 and and numbers on them retail for upweighs maybe 130 pounds soaking wet. wards of $200 apiece.  And some fans Also, he’s white. can’t wait to shuck that jersey off and Last time I checked the Montreal throw it on the ice when their team Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban turns in a bad game. was in his robust 20s, looked to weigh Pretty dumb.  But maybe not quite north of 200 pounds and was built like a as dumb as Victor Thompson.  Mister Newfoundland lighthouse. Thompson is a New England Patriots fan.  More Also, he was black. specifically, he is a fan of What gives with the fan Patriots quarterback Tom sweater thing?  Do wannabes don jerseys with By Arthur Black Brady. So much so that he stars’ names on them in has had tattooed on his the hope that passers-by head (he’s bald) — an exwill mistake them for the act replica of Tom Brady’s real thing? “Wow! Sid Crosfootball helmet. It features by!  Pleased ta meetcha!  I team logos on both sides of thought you’d be taller...” his noggin, Brady’s numOr maybe they think the ber 12 and the word Pasweaters have magical triots on the backside.  He powers.  It could be they fantasize that also has RIDDELL, the name of the wearing the sweater is like putting on helmet manufacturer, inked on his forea Superman cape.  Perhaps it will give head. them a slap shot like Jason Spezza? The Mister Thompson, who appears to be hip checking savvy of Keith Ballard? a few yards short of a first down himself, Whatever the motivation, they must is currently doing time in Florida for be pretty serious about it because of- possession of synthetic marijuana. ficial team jerseys with players names Speaking of losers let me introduce

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you to Robert Dee. Mister Dee is a British professional tennis player. Well, sort of. The fact is, Mister Dee has the unenviable distinction of having lost 54 consecutive international tour matches in a row (each in straight sets). This underachievement prompted the London Daily Telegraph to proclaim Mister Dee as “the world’s worst tennis pro.” Wounded to the quick, Dee sued the newspaper for libel.  A judge listened to testimony from both sides, deliberated judiciously and declared that Mmmmm, actually there was ample evidence that Robert Dee WAS in fact the world’s worst tennis professional.  The judge dismissed the charges. And proving the old adage that you should never get in a public dogfight with institutions that buy their ink by the barrel, The Daily Telegraph gleefully announced the results of the lawsuit under the headline WORLD’S WORST TENNIS PLAYER LOSES AGAIN. — Arthur Black lives on Saltspring Island. His column appears Tuesday in The NEWS. E-mail: arblack43@shaw.ca.

letters OATES ATTACK Leave Coun. Kirk Oates alone. Editor John Harding’s attack was over the top and lacks professionalism. It is one thing for community members to attack people who step up to do an important job but it is another for the editor to do so. Oates is the first intelligent and forward-thinking coun-

cillor we have had for awhile and he is prepared to speak to tough issues. This community needs to step into the modern world whether it likes it or not. SHIRLEY STERLINGER Parksville

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6

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900gr

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Danone

Activia Probiotic Yogurt

650gr

Thick & Zesty Sauce

2

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Patty Shells 300gr

7500

10

341ml

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3000 Heinz

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4$

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Welch's

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2000

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375gr

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3

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6

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5

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5

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24x500ml

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Kraft

Stove Top Stuffing Mix

120gr

4

99

Kraft

5000

¢

Green Gaint

Shake ’n Bake Coating Mix

Canned Vegetables

Selected, 341-398ml

140-184gr

Skippy

Peanut Butter 750gr

5000 Shirriff

Maramlade 375ml

5000

Plus Applicable Fees

Hershey's

Chocolates

Sparklers or 100% Juice 12x340-355ml

3000

175-200gr

Demineralized Treated Water

3

285ml

Potatoes

Kraft Dinner Macaroni & Cheese

Aquafina

99

Heinz

Seafood Sauce

Idahoan

Kraft

Dole

A15

4

99 Plus Applicable Fees

4$ for

5

2$ for

4

4$ for

5

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3000


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Kitchen Basics

Cheddar Cheese

All Natural Cooking Stock

907gr

$ Black Diamond

10

5$ for

Black Diamond

10

Works out to Plus Applicable Fees

Spectrum

336gr

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Cheese Strings

340gr

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414ml

1.8kg

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5

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Organic Soup

7

5

2$

3

99

Texana

China Lily

5

2$ for

400ml

398ml

Quaker

5

for

MJB

A VALUE OF

$

Quaker

Quaker

Instant Oatmeal Family Size 594-776gr

470-600gr

3

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Kraft

3

4

2

99

Gong De Lin

Scotties

204gr

94-126’s

Thai Sweet Chili or Spring Roll Sauce

Noodles

1kg

500ml

1kg

for

5

88

6

¢

Asian Family

Taipan

Rice Noodles

Sauce

250gr

99

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4

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2

Breyers

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for

5

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5

Purex

2$ for

4

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5

9

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for

Asian Family

6’s

100’s

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5

5

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Gung Hay Fat Choy! Panko

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5

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3$

2$

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Paper Towels

Dare

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325-350gr

3

24’s

4$

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99

Feb. 14 - 22 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Double Roll Bathroom Tissue

99

1.66lt

350ml

3$

5

99

280ml

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Peanut Butter

Classic Roast Fine Grind Coffee

2593

regular price

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5

10

New Quaker Products Inside

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Whole young Corn

¢

Asian Family

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Vegetarian Spring Rolls

483ml

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$ Taipan

88

Rice

Chinese New Year “Year of The Sheep” Soya Sauce

5$

7

BUNDLE OF

Selected, 156-187gr

175gr

Tropic Isle

¢

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1lt

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Quaker

Bundle Bag

227ml

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Dipps or Chewy Granola Bars

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1lt

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10

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Emma

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Coconut Milk

Water Chestnuts or Bamboo Shoots

750ml-1lt

for

$

$

Mayonmaise

Tomato Ketchup

Selected,170gr

5

99

Hellman’s

Heinz

Flaked or Chunked Light Tuna in Water

2

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Kitchen Basics

Cheddar Cheese

All Natural Cooking Stock

907gr

$ Black Diamond

10

5$ for

Black Diamond

10

Works out to Plus Applicable Fees

Spectrum

336gr

Becel

Organic Coconut Oil

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Cheese Strings

340gr

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946ml

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414ml

1.8kg

500gr

4

99

4

Clover Leaf

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890ml

Taipan

5

Pacific Foods

946ml-1lt

2$ for

Pacific Foods

Organic Soup

7

5

2$

3

99

Texana

China Lily

5

2$ for

400ml

398ml

Quaker

5

for

MJB

A VALUE OF

$

Quaker

Quaker

Instant Oatmeal Family Size 594-776gr

470-600gr

3

99 Kraft

Kraft

3

4

2

99

Gong De Lin

Scotties

204gr

94-126’s

Thai Sweet Chili or Spring Roll Sauce

Noodles

1kg

500ml

1kg

for

5

88

6

¢

Asian Family

Taipan

Rice Noodles

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250gr

99

2$ for

4

3$

2

Breyers

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5

for

5

Purex

2$ for

4

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5

9

99

for

Asian Family

6’s

100’s

Japanese Style Breading 150gr

5

5

for

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Panko

Napkins

5

4$ for

5

3$

2$

White Swan

99

99

300gr

SpongeTowels

Paper Towels

Dare

Viva Puffs

325-350gr

3

24’s

4$

Dare

Ultimate Cookies

99

Feb. 14 - 22 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Double Roll Bathroom Tissue

99

1.66lt

350ml

3$

5

99

280ml

Facial Tissue

3$

88

99

Jam

Peanut Butter

Classic Roast Fine Grind Coffee

2593

regular price

Harvest Crunch Granola Cereal

5

10

New Quaker Products Inside

$

10

2$

Whole young Corn

¢

Asian Family

Taipan 397gr

Vegetarian Spring Rolls

483ml

for

$ Taipan

88

Rice

Chinese New Year “Year of The Sheep” Soya Sauce

5$

7

BUNDLE OF

Selected, 156-187gr

175gr

Tropic Isle

¢

Selected, 907gr, 2lb or 2kg

1lt

for

Quaker

Bundle Bag

227ml

4$ Organic Broth

Quaker

Dipps or Chewy Granola Bars

Harvest Crunch Granola Bars

1lt

A $100 Quality Foods Gift Card!

WIN

Bundle of 7 Products for Breakfast & on The Go!

3

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

10

AND YOU COULD

each

Emma

¢

Coconut Milk

Water Chestnuts or Bamboo Shoots

750ml-1lt

for

$

$

Mayonmaise

Tomato Ketchup

Selected,170gr

5

99

Hellman’s

Heinz

Flaked or Chunked Light Tuna in Water

2

99

2

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Bonus Q-Points Large

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Maplelodge

Fat Free or Harvest Tyme Turkey Breast

San Daniele

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Rosemary Ham

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New York Style Corned Beef or Roast Beef

69 per 100gr

Medium

Cajun or Black Forest Chicken Breast

Mortadella Sausage

1

99 per 100gr

Salad

Salad

10,000

2

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Arm & Hammer

2x Concentrated Liquid Detergent 2.03lt

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3

$

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Ziploc

100’s

2

99

Canadian

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Air Effects

2

99

Fresh

Belle Cream Brie

Snapper Fillets

Fabric Refresher 800ml

Alexis De Portneuf

1

275gr

Jane’s

Breaded Fish

580-615gr

5

99

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Spring Roll

per 100gr

29

Fresh

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Ling Cod Fillets

2

69 per 100gr

Previously Frozen

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35 95

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Triple Cream

Weather Permitting

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Swiss

5

Dinner for Three

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Sandwich Bags

Febreze

1

49

Machine Peeled Shrimp

1

99 per 100gr

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2

Alpine Bread

Raspberry Swirl Muffins

Large

Kaiser Buns

1

3

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6 Pack

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340-567gr

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Kozy Shack

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6

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Quality Fresh

Sweet Treats Soft Jubes 200gr

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99

Organic Hard Candies

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Get ready to dance through time at the Qualicum Beach Downtown Business Association’s third annual dance party. Victoria’s The Timebenders will be onstage playing the biggest hits from the late 1950s to today. “We take the audience on a trip through the history of rock and pop music,” said guitar player and vocalist Brendan O’Byrne. “We’re really able to offer everything.” For their show, O’Byrne said the six person group starts off with Ray Charles and works their way through Jackson 5, ABBA, Shania Twain, Keith Urban, Michael Jackson of the 80s, Bruno Mars, Maroon 5 and more. The musicians also change their clothes for each era for added effect, and for the few songs that are full-on impersonations, the lead singers come onstage in exact costumes of famous singers. “We like to have fun with it,” said O’Byrne. “We don’t take ourselves too serious.” “They’re a band and more,” said Sherri Verdec, who is organizing the dance. “They’re a show.” According to O’Byrne, The Timebenders have performed as a group for the past 22 years. The line up of musicians, however, has shifted over time. “We have some young blood and fresh ears,”

he said. “We have a lot of depth in our group.” The set list has also changed over the years. “Music is always evolving,” said O’Byrne, adding that the band is always ready with 2.5-3 hours of polished music with plenty more in their “locker.” The Timebenders present a bit of a departure from the usual entertainment found at the QBDBA dance party. For the past two years, Vedec said the entertainment was provided by Zach Stevenson as Buddy Holly, so the night had a distinct 1950s vibe. “I decided I want to be a little more eclectic and branch out,” she said. Aside from The Timebenders, Verdec said the QBDBA dance party will also include a DJ so the music is continuous. “It’s dance, dance, dance,” she said. There will also be 50/50 draws and possibly a costume contest, since party-goers are encouraged to dress up in costume of their favourite era between the ’50s and the ’90s. There will be a late-evening supper of bun-wiches and desserts, which is included in the price of a ticket, and a cash bar will be available. The dance party, which is sponsored by Quality Foods, Lefty’s and Gary’s Bistro, is a fundraiser to the QBDBA “so they can continue to do great things in our community,” said Verdec. The third annual QBDBA dance party will be on Saturday, Apr. 18 at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. Doors open at 7 p.m. and music starts at 8 p.m. “We don’t really have an end time. It’s dance til you drop,” said Verdec. Tickets are $45 per person and may be

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For the past two years, party-goers dressed up in their finest ‘50s costumes for the Qualicum Beach Downtown Business Association’s annual dance. This year, however, guests are invited to come in a costume from their favourite era between the ’50s and the ’90s, said organizer Sherri Verdec. The extension goes in-line with this year’s entertainment The Timebenders, who play music’s biggest hits ranging from the beginning of rock ’n’ roll to today.

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Lately, however, Barnum said he had “been doing a lot of work behind the public eye” instead of touring. In particular, he has taken a lead role in the MyStory project at the Building Learning Together’s Technology Learning Centre, as well as various workshops and music programs at local schools and senior centres. Returning to the MAC has special connotations for Barnum. He went to school there before the building was transformed into the arts centre it is today. “It feels like home here,” he said. Joe Straka, president of the OCAC, has noticed Barnum’s kinship with the building. “Gerry Barnum is always in

and out of the MAC,” he said. “He’s almost a regular fixture there.” “It’s nice to see the MAC take a new lease on life,” said Barnum. “The MAC is doing really great things these days … It’s great to see.” Barnum will perform at the MAC on Friday, Feb. 20. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $12 for OCAC Members, and are available at the MAC. On concert night, doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the performance starts at 7 p.m. For more information on the concert, contact info@mcmillanartscentre.com or 250-248-8185. To learn more about Barnum, visit gerrybarnum.com.

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It may be a little thicker than paint, but it is possible to create two dimensional images with cold wax. “It’s a bit like icing a cake,” said Nicola Morgan, who is showing her cold wax artwork at the Old School House Art Centre this month. “It’s easy to work with and manipulate.” When working in this medium, Morgan said she uses beeswax that has been combined with a little solvent to soften it up. “It’s a natural media to work with,” she said. “It has an organic feeling.” She then mixes the wax with oil paint for to create colours and starts applying it to a solid substrates, such as cradle board, panel board or TerraSkin paper, which is made of stone. Instead of

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Sales activity across the Vancouver Island housing market area was down in January, but the average price continues to inch upward, according to a news release from the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB). In the VIREB coverage area, 196 single-family homes sold on the MLS system in January 2015. This represents an eight per cent decrease from the 212 sales recorded in January 2014 and a 23 pert cent decrease from last month, which posted 257 sales. BCREA’s chief economist, Cameron Muir, said despite January’s numbers showing a decline from last year, it is too early to predict whether they indicate initial signs of uncertainty in the market. “Although sales in January

are down across the province, the recent reduction in interest rates could have a positive impact on the housing market,” said Muir. “As well, affordability in most communities remains strong. Job losses from falling oil prices aside, the economic outlook is encouraging.” With the average price of a single-family home up seven per cent from last year, combined with continued lower inventory levels, VIREB past president Blair Herbert is not concerned by January’s sales drop.  “One month does not make a year,” said Herbert. “The Home Price Index (HPI) in the VIREB coverage area continues to rise, although slowly, and those increases reflect a strengthening market.”   Overall, the housing market in the VIREB area remains in balanced territory, a trend that is not expected to change in the near future.  Herbert also added that Van-

couver Island could very well benefit from lower oil prices and a falling Canadian dollar. “Although reduced oil prices could result in job loss for some British Columbians who work out-of-province in the oil patch, the lower Canadian dollar will make holidaying here more attractive,” said Herbert. “Here on Vancouver Island, vacations sometimes result in ‘staycations.’ As well, there are jobs here at home that need to be filled by qualified workers.”   In January 2015, the benchmark price for a single-family home in the VIREB coverage area was $320,700, up 3.21 per cent from 2014. Benchmark pricing tracks the value of a typical home in the reported area. The average price of a single-family home was $340,753 compared to $318,628 in January 2014, an increase of seven per cent.   The benchmark price of a single-family home in the Campbell River area was

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$271,500, up 4.58 per cent from January 2014. In the Comox Valley, the benchmark price was $320,000, virtually unchanged from last year. Duncan reports a benchmark price of $284,100, an increase of 4.41 per cent over the same month in 2014.

Nanaimo’s benchmark price was $337,200, up a little over four per cent compared to last year. The Parksville-Qualicum area posted a benchmark price of $348,700, which is a 1.28 per cent increase over last year. — NEWS Staff/VIREB release

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HILTZ, HAROLD KENNETH April 22, 1931 – January 28, 2015 Harold passed away, at 83 years old, in hospital after some years of declining health. He is dearly missed by his family.

William J. Davenport August 28, 1932 - January 29, 2015

In lieu of flowers, consider a donation in his memory to the Parkinson Society British Columbia.

With great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Bill Davenport. Predeceased by his loving wife Eileen and his much loved sister Mary. Bill will be forever missed and remembered by Our Angel, his love, Ruth Brodie, son Andrew (Anne), daughter-in-law Deb (Paul), his adored granddaughters Shannon (Josh) and Carly. As well as lifelong friends Pat and Margaret McGovern. Also missing him are his loving family and friends in the U.K. and the many dear friends he met along the way in Vancouver and on the Island. He was a loving, supporting, amazing soul to all who knew him. Dad worked all his life in the trades, earning his Millwright and 4th Class Power Engineering trade certificates. Retiring in Qualicum Beach, Dad was an avid lawn bowler and so enjoyed teaching his prowess to those willing to learn. He will not doubt be missed by all in the lawn bowling community. All invited to a celebration of Bill’s life, Saturday March 7th 1 pm, Qualicum Beach Lawn Bowling Club. Please come and share your stories of Dad in our remembrance book. Such a Good Man. You will so be missed. XOX.

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Harold is survived by Helena (high school sweetheart, wife of 60 years, soul-mate, caregiver), his 3 children sons Brett (Vicki), Mark (Laura), daughter Kelley (Shaun), grandchildren Brooke (Allen), Jordan (Darrel), Megin, great grandchildren Zachary, Blake; brother Merle (Phyllis) and family; predeceased by his brother Elwyn. He was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, middle child to Frank and Anna Hiltz. Harold wished to thank his many colleagues for an enjoyable 37 year career with the International Pacific Salmon Fisheries Commission and Fisheries and Ocean Canada. Some favourite things and places: fishing and hunting, driving, boats, RVing to the warm south, trips and cruises: the Fraser River, Shuswap Lake, Active Pass, the ocean side and pond at Craig Bay. There wasn’t much that Harold couldn’t figure out, fix or build. A celebration of Harold’s life will be held at the Craig Bay Beach Club, Parksville, February 28th from 1:00 – 3:00pm.

July 23, 1954 – February 7, 2015

Sept. 17, 1916 – Feb.7, 2015

Larry Raymond Cote, beloved husband of Janine Sharp, passed away at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Saturday, February 7th after losing his battle to esophageal cancer.

Alice passed away peacefully at Stanford Place Care Campus in Parksville. Alice was predeceased by her loving husband of 53 years, Harley. She was also predeceased by her brothers Johnny (Marcelle) Oeuvray and Peter (Ollie) Oeuvray; her sisters Jeanne (Ludger) Gagnon and Louise (Lawrence) Dakin. She will be lovingly remembered by her nieces; Evelyn (Udo) Nell, Irene (Wayne) Searle, Mary (Alan) Crawshay, Tricia (Hendrik) Maartens, Linda (Norman) Frank and Rhonda (Wayne) Norbirg: her nephews Dave (Maeve) Gagnon, and Paul (Jan) Oeuvray. She was predeceased by four nephews; Ray (Fran) Oeuvray, George (Verlie) Oeuvray, Roger Gagnon, and Bill (Cheryl) Dakin. Alice and Harley lived in a number of communities in British Columbia to accommodate Harley’s numerous transfers with the Forestry. They settled in Parksville in 1970. Alice was an accomplished seamstress. She sewed many of her own clothes, and suits, and did a lot of sewing for others. She donated many of her creative crafts to bazaars and local fairs. She sewed doll clothes, and dolls, for many of the young family members. She and Harley loved the outdoors and were avid hikers and walkers. They spent many hours enjoying the paths in Rathtrevor Park. Alice also devoted much time to community efforts. She was a volunteer at the SOS for over 40 years and also a long time member of the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital Auxiliary. The family wishes to thank the staff of Stanford Place Care Campus for their care and support of Alice. Alice was a kind, lovely, and loving lady who will be dearly missed by her family and friends. By request, there will be no service. In lieu of owers, donations can be made to a charity of choice. Condolences may be offered at ďŹ rstmemorialfuneral.com

He was predeceased by his father, Ray Cote and mother and father-in-law, James and Eileen Sharp. Larry leaves to cherish his memory his wife and soul mate, Janine Sharp; mother, Irene Cote; sister, Charlotte (Don) Berthelette and Darlene (Clint) Miller; brother, Randy (Gisele) Cote; sisters-in-laws, Kathy (Warren) McKinley, Mary Lynn (Ray) May, Brenda (Rob) Deleau, Ann Marie Sharp, Cecelia Sharp; brother-in-law, Tim (Kathyrn) Sharp; many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. Larry was born and raised in Medicine Hat, Alberta where he served with the Police Department. His work in the insurance restoration industry resulted in his becoming an insurance adjuster. Larry enjoyed working as an adjustor very much and in 2004, the family moved to Kelowna to pursue this career path. He and Janine later relocated to Parksville, BC where they lived until his passing. Larry enjoyed golfing and fishing with Brenda and Rob on their many trips to their floating cabin. Larry had a guardian angel in his niece, Carla Snyder. He also had two children Megan Winowski and Andrew Cote. A Funeral Mass was held in Larry’s honour at 11:00 am on Friday, February 13th at the Church of the Ascension in Parksville. To send a condolence to the family please visit www.yatesfuneral.ca YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

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VICTOR HENNE April 13, 1927 – February 4, 2015 Victor Albert Henne of Parksville, BC passed away at the Nanaimo Palliative Care. He leaves to mourn, his loving wife Lou (Lubi), sons Dale, Wayne, daughters Cheryl (Ralph), Laurie (Kit), and Nancy (Terry); 1 grandson, 4 granddaughters, 3 great granddaughters, 3 great grandsons, 1 surviving brother and wife, 2 surviving sisters, special cousins, many nieces, nephews and friends. Rest in peace our precious husband, father and grandfather. With gratitude and many thanks to Dr. R. Carson, Nanaimo Kidney Care Unit, special nurse – Keomee and staff, Oceanside Medical Clinic, the nurses, homecare workers and therapist Penny for the care of Victor while he was ill. Many thanks to the wonderful, loving care of the nurses and staff of the Palliative Care Unit during his last days.


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SENIOR GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Ballenas takes North Island title Parksville’s Whalers beat Comox Isfeld Ice for second straight championship T YSON TAYLOR sports@pqbnews.com

After capturing their second straight regular season title, the Ballenas Whalers senior girls basketball team earned their second straight North Island championship tournament title, beating the Isfeld Ice (Comox) this past weekend. The Whalers girls jumped out to a big first quarter lead, but saw that lead evaporate in the second quarter, thanks to some timely shooting from the Ice. Coming out in the second half, the Whalers erased a slow second quarter from their mind, made some adjustments and Things kind of fell apart on us in the second quarter restored a 20-point lead over and their star player got the Ice, cruising to their second hot at the right time and straight North Island Championbrought them back ship with an 82-58 victory. DARYL BRITZ “We played a real good game,” head coach Daryl Britz said. “Things kind of fell apart on us in the second quarter and their star player got hot at the right time and brought them back.” “We made some adjustments heading in to the third quarter though and managed to put that to a stop before they were able to get any closer.” Grade 12 Chelsea Hoey had herself an excellent final game, putting up a triple-double on the Isfeld Ice to the tune of 29 points, 25 rebounds and 12 assists. Abby Lefaux pitched in with 18 points as well. “We are happy with that win and getting the number one seed again,” Britz said. “But we know that the games we want to win are coming up this week at the Island tournament.” “We’re on the same side of the draw as Brentwood, Wellington and Pacific Christian (Victoria), so hopefully all goes well for us and we’ll finally get over that hump and make the provincials.”

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Chelsea Hoey breaks away from the pack as the Ballenas Whalers took on the Isfeld Ice in the final of the North Island tournament. The Whalers would go on to capture their second straight championship and head in to the Island tournament this weekend as the number one seed from the North.

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With the regular season behind them, the Save-On-Foods Oceanside Generals season comes down to one last shot at the playoffs. The Generals closed out their regular season with a 5-3 loss to the Nanaimo Buccaneers Saturday at home. They had one last wild card kick at the can to make the post season with a game last night (score not available) against the Peninsula Panthers. Saturday, after looking solid in the first period and building a 2-0 lead, the Generals collapsed in the second period, giving up three goals in five minutes. The Generals would tie it, on a goal from Mathieu Jallabert, but would give up two goals just over a minute apart, lead-

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Forward Mathieu Jallabert put the puck in the open net as the Save-On-Foods Oceanside Generals hosted the Nanaimo Buccaneers in what could be their final home game of the season.

ing to the 5-3 loss. “We had a good first and

third period against Nanaimo,” head coach Rob Gaudreault

said. “We stopped playing in the second for about five minutes and they scored three goals on us.” “Again in the third, we had about another five minutes that didn’t look the greatest and we gave up two quick goals after we tied it up.” “If we’re going to make the playoffs, we need to have that full, 60-minute game and we didn’t have it against the Buccaneers.” Saturday night’s game marked what may have been the last for 20-year-old Travis Flug, who was honoured before the game with a ceremonial puck drop to go along with a framed No. 20 jersey. Flug, who was captain of the Generals last season, opened scoring on the power play on Saturday night and will be hoping for more of the same to help

the team keep their season alive. “It’s all about doing what you can to help the team win,” Flug said. “Whether it’s scoring a goal, throwing a big hit or just doing your assignment out on the ice, it’s all about helping the team win games and we need everyone to believe in that to have a chance at playoffs.” Sebastian Powsey, who was converted from forward to defenseman through the season, was honoured before the game as well with the Bob Saunders Community Leadership Award. Powsey, an 18-year-old from Cumberland, said it’s all about playing the team game, not worrying so much about individual efforts that will give the Gens their best shot at getting into the playoffs. See NEED A FULL, page A31


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Qualicum team beats Nanaimo to take regular season title T YSON TAYLOR sports@pqbnews.com

The Kwalikum Kondors stood their ground last week against the Barsby Bulldogs in a rough game that saw the Kondors hang on for a 66-52 victory and their second straight league title. It was a fast start for the Kondors at home last Thursday as they built up a 15-4 lead early in the first quarter against the Nanaimo Bulldogs. A rough second quarter saw the Bulldogs close the gap but the Kondors would go on a few scoring runs at various points in the second half to build their lead back up and shut the door on any hopes Barsby had of coming back. For the second straight season, the Kondors will head in to the North Island Championships as the number one seed. “Ultimately, we’d like to win the North Islands,� head coach Butch Gayton said. “If we can win the North Islands, that puts us in the best possible situation for when it comes to the Islands. If you finish in second, third or fourth, you’ll have to do some special things to beat some of those teams from down south. So we’ll try and set ourselves up for the best possible outcome.� Kondors’ big men Lucas Sposato, Connor Haywood and Wylder Carson-Austin all had good games in the paint for KSS and dominated the Bulldogs down low. Haywood led the way, dropping 19 points while Sposato had 12 points and Carson-Austin pitched in with 10 points of his own. “It’s been great to see the big guys getting involved like that,� Gayton said. “You take a look at the score sheet after a game

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Wylder Carson-Austin (#13) goes up for a layup during action as the Kwalikum Kondors hosted the Barsby Bulldogs last Thursday night. The Kondors would go on to win the game and capture their second straight league title.

like that and realize how nice it is to know that our guards are finding the big guys and allowing them to contribute more and more within the offense. It speaks volumes to running our offense and looking for the best option when we’re out there on the floor.� Now the Kondors will look to make their mark on the North Island tournament before they will host the Island tournament (Feb. 26–28) at KSS. Whether it’s a fast paced game, or it’s slowed right down, even if it gets a little physical, Gayton knows his Kondors are up for any challenge and have shown they can play in just about any situation thrown at them. “Going back to the alumni tournament, we played against

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Whalers football: new coach

Parksville high school team get’s Thunderbird star Dan Smith as new head coach T YSON TAYLOR sports@pqbnews.com

Need a full 60 minutes CONTINUED FROM PAGE A29

“We just have to come out and play a full 60 minutes,” Powsey said. “It’s been a theme for us all season, not playing a full game.” “We just need to keep playing strong as a team and not let things get about being individual efforts. We can’t get lazy and think about everyone getting points in the game. We just have to stop talking about what we should be doing right and just go out there and do it.” Be sure to check www.pqbnews. com today and Thursday’s edition of The NEWS for the result of Monday night’s wild card game between the Save-On-Foods Oceanside Generals and the Peninsula Panthers.

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