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FEDERAL BUDGET

House in order or disappointing? Local candidates’ views are mixed with election on the horizon CANDACE WU news@pqbnews.com

Finance Minister Joe Oliver said “Canada’s fiscal house is in order” upon unveiling a balanced federal budget Tuesday, while critics are calling it “political” given the looming election slated for this fall, or sooner if the government calls a snap election. Oliver tabled the budget promising job creation, growth and longterm prosperity. The budget comes a few months later than usual, but six months before the federal election scheduled for Oct. 19, 2015 and candidates for the new Courtenay-Alberni riding have mixed reviews. Conservative John Duncan, who is the incumbent MP for Vancouver Island North and government whip, said the budget was all-encompassing. “Yes it was balanced and yes it did a lot for small businesses, for seniors and for families, it also dealt with issues in the forestry industry and infrastructure needs, people with disabilities and people caring for those who are gravely ill — so it covered a lot of bases,” Duncan told The NEWS from Ottawa. See JUST ANOTHER, page A14

MLA STILWELL AIMS FOR PAN AM GAMES

The minister of track JOHN HARDING

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Michelle Stilwell will be shifting her focus from the political arena to the track this summer as she aims for a spot on Canada’s Pan Am Games team. Stilwell, MLA for Parksville-Qualicum and the Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation, confirmed this week she intends to be racing in the 100M and 400M events of the Parapan Am Games in Toronto in August. Stilwell, 40, told The NEWS she still needs to complete the qualifying criteria to be named to the team and she said she will compete at the national championships in Edmonton July 2-5. The Canadian PanAm and Parapan Am teams will be announced after the national championships. See RACING THIS WEEKEND, page A7

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TIMEBENDERS: The dance floor was packed for the third annual Dance Party hosted by the Qualicum Beach Downtown Business Association last weekend. The Timebenders provided the entertainment at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, presenting 50 years of hits and more than a dozen costume changes. The six-piece ensemble had the sold-out crowd dancing to every musical genre from ‘50s rock n’ roll to the divas of the ‘90s. Many guests dressed in outfits depicting different eras while band members impersonated some musical legends including Aretha Franklin and Abba (above). For more photos, visit our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/PQBNews.

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School board wrestles with budget shortfall

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School District 69 (Qualicum) still has a $287,217 shortfall to cut from their pending 2015/16 preliminary operating budget. At Tuesday’s special public board meeting, the board approved a recommendation made by secretary treasurer Phil Turin that the district use its unrestricted surplus fund to cover these costs. The other reconciliation options that Turin presented were to increase district revenues or implement reductions in supplies, services and/or staffing. The current draft of the 2015/16 budget estimates the district’s revenue to come in at just over $40.5 million, which represents an overall increase in revenues of $1.255 million from the past year. The balanced budget will be finalized at the next regular school board meeting on April 28. The board also approved the 2015/16 school calendars for False Bay Elementary, CEAP and the remainder of the district at Tuesday’s meeting. All schools will send a copy their final calendars to parents by May 31, said chair Eve Flynn.

City CAO, daughter finish Boston Marathon

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Fred Manson, the City of Parksville’s chief administrative officer, placed 599th in his age group (60-64) at the Boston Marathon on Monday. Manson finished the famous 26-mile-plus race in four hours, 10 minutes and 30 seconds. He was the 20,609th competitor to cross the finish line. There were 27,165 people who started the marathon this year and 26,610 finished. Manson’s daughter Elizabeth finished the marathon in three hours, 34 minutes and 29 seconds, good enough for 2,459th in her age group (18-23) and 11,605th overall.

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Local residents did the right thing contacting the Vancouver aquarium marine mammal Rescue Centre when they found this injured harbour seal on Columbia beach march 31.

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A local resident says she learned important lessons when she and her husband found an injured harbour seal on Columbia Beach last month. “We live on the water and we saw it on the beach right in front of our house,” said French Creek resident Janet Sawatsky, explaining “it was an adult seal in obvious distress.” They called around and it took a bit to reach the Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre, which co-ordinated with a local biologist and asked them to keep an eye on it. “Luckily the beach is closed to dogs right now due to the Brant migration or there would have been a few ugly seal/dog interactions,” she said. “They are very strong and will protect themselves if approached by dogs or humans especially if they are sick, injured and vulnerable.” “They sent a biologist out — I was very surprised by all of this effort,” she said. The seal just lay there and let them approach very close, she said. It moved around some with the tide, but didn’t leave and after a 48-hour observation period, the experts decided to come

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THURSDAY SPOTLIGHT: People, places and issues of the Parksville/Qualicum Beach region NEW WATER TREATMENT AND STORAGE FACILITY FOR PARKSVILLE

10 questions and 10 answers City responds to queries about the scope and cost of this major project

Questions are mounting about the new water facilities Parksville must build to comply with an Island Health order for treatment. The city will try to answer the public’s questions, and listen to their comments, at a public information meeting May 19 and a town hall meeting May 28. How much is it going to cost? How is the city going to pay for it? What does that mean to taxpayers? Have other options been explored? We decided to pose 10 questions about the project to city staff. Here they are, with the city’s responses, provided by Mike Squire, the program manager of the Englishman River Water Service (ERWS) . The NEWS (TN): When and why (mission statement?) was the ERWS formed and how much has it spent to date? City of Parksville (CP): Protection and enhancement of the water supply is a priority for ERWS and is reflected in the mission statement — an environmentally sensitive use of water to improve fish ERWS community habitat and domestic consultation began in 2011 water supply. ERWS is and is ongoing joint venture formed in 2011 between the City of Parksville City of Parksville (74 per cent) and the Regional District of Nanaimo (26 per cent) for a regional water supply system as both require additional water intake capacity and improved surface water treatment by 2016. The Town of Qualicum Beach is not a partner at this time however; there is provision for them to buy back in should they need additional water. Expenditures to date are posted on the ERWS website. TN: Who (staff? consultant?) developed the so-called Plan A, what are the total costs of implementing Plan A ($37 million divided between Parksville and Nanoose Bay?) and when did ERWS board approve Plan A? CP: The concept of an intake further downstream was first brought forward to the AWS Board in a report prepared by Koers and Associ-

ates in 2005 and finalized in 2008. This option determined (Option 2) an intake further downstream of the proposed intake at the confluence of the Englishman River and South Englishman River was less costly. In June 2009, the AWS Board recommended the award of Phase 1 — conceptual planning, budgeting and scheduling for the Englishman River water intake, treatment facilities and supply mains to Associated Engineering. In June 2011, the Phase 1 report was finalized which concluded the best location was for the new intake to be situated above the Inland Island Highway and that membrane water treatment is the best technology for the Englishman River. Phase 2 investigation prepared by Associated Engineering and adopted by the ERWS Board in May 2014 focussed on water treatment pilot testing and aquifer storage and recovery feasibility analysis. The last phase of capital works (Phase 3) preliminary design now complete engaged the services of CH2M Hill and adopted by the ERWS Board in June 2014. Preliminary design services concluded the location and type of water intake, location and treatment technology of the water treatment plant, transmission main upgrades, confirmation of the Arrowsmith Dam release flows for both fish and domestic supply for the next 20 years and engaging the public to incorporate community goals and standards into the intake and water treatment plant design. The costs of the intake, joint distribution and treatment plant will be shared between the City (74%) and RDN (26%) according to the ERWS joint venture partnership. Each partner is entitled to their allotted proportion of water — no more, no less. Costs associated with distribution systems benefiting one partner will be borne solely by the benefiting partner. TN: If all the money was magically available right now, how long would it take to ‘build out’ Plan A? CP: About two years for a first phase completion of June 2018 to meet summer peak demands with the new intake and treatment plant allowing compliance with Island Health’s operating rule for treatment

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of surface water. This option also assumes a positive January 2016 borrowing referendum. Options were presented to the ERWS management board in 2014 with a phased Option B approved. TN: Aside from public ERWS board meetings, what public consultation was done before the ERWS decided to approve Plan A? CP: ERWS community consultation began in 2011 and is ongoing. Extensive consultation occurred in 2014 which captured feedback from

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Process started 20 years ago continued from page a5

In 2014, two open houses updated residents and provided feedback opportunities on the design process for the intake and treatment plant as well as an ASR update, introduction of online engagement platform (PlaceSpeak), a community survey asked residents a series of questions related to design expectations and background and updated information in news releases, brochures mailed to residents and advertising. TN: What senior government grants have been applied for, OR, what has the city and/or ERWS been told about the availability of senior government grants? CP: Grants received to date: $1.7 million (Federal Gas Tax of $1.3 million for ASR research and development and $400,000 for water treatment preliminary design). Grants outstanding include New Building Canada Fund for one-third federal funding ($24 million) and $400,000 Gas Tax Fund application for detailed design of water intake, raw water and transmission mains. Announcements expected in October/ November. TN: Please explain as briefly as you can your interpretation of what VIHA has ordered re: surface/ground water treatment and why that is an issue for Parksville’s water supply. Has the city or ERWS asked for an extension from VIHA? What was the result of that request? CP: The community is fortunate to have two sources of water supply; wells and the Englishman River. The river becomes turbid in the fall/winter and cannot be used as year round source. By 2016, in order to comply with Island Health operating rules, surface water from the Englishman River must be treated to a higher standard to mitigate any potential health risks. After 2016, to meet Drinking Water Protection Act guidelines, the only supply

would be from city and Nanoose wells which currently cannot meet summer demands and are only projected to meet winter demands to 2023. Without the intake facility and treatment plant to supply water from the Englishman River, severe water restrictions will be put in place for the summer tourism season and to a lesser extent over the winter months until additional supply is found. In the event of an emergency, water could be taken from the Englishman River, but only in conjunction with a system-wide boil water advisory.

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TN: Please explain as briefly as you can your interpretation of what the DFO has said about Plan A on the whole, and specifically related to any intake on the Englishman River. CP: Since 1993, there have been many meetings and correspondence with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada about construction of a new water intake. In 2012, a Change of Works application was approved by the province for the new location above Highway 19 on the right bank in Top Bridge Park owned by the City. Following approval, the preliminary design of the new intake commenced and a request to review the project was submitted to the DFO in April 2014. It is anticipated the construction permit will be issued later this year. About half of the water stored in the Arrowsmith reservoir is for fisheries purposes to supplement low summer flows in the river. Along with the water released for consumption and domestic use,

this additional water creates better spawning and mitigation conditions for the fish in the river. In accordance with the requirements of its water licence, the AWS works cooperatively with federal and provincial fisheries departments to manage the additional summer flows. Since the inception of the Arrowsmith Dam in 1999, returning salmon population counts have dramatically increased. TN: Has the ERWS imposed a deadline for learning about senior government funding and what happens at that deadline if there still is no clarity on the amount of senior government funding? CP: Initial indications were that these grants would be announced April or May 2015 and there was reasonable expectation that $24,000,000 applied for being awarded. Current indications are that announcements will not be until October 2016 and the amounts will likely be around $6,000,000. TN: Please explain what money related to Plan A is in the city’s 2015 budget. CP: The ERWS has accounted for all current and future operating costs for this facility as outlined in the 2014 provisional budget and 2014-2018 financial plan. Anticipated future costs are included in the project budgets for future years. Extensive planning and preliminary design works have been undertaken in an effort to maximize project benefits and minimize costs. TN: In your opinion, is the ERWS still open to considering options other than Plan A (or a phased-in Plan A) or is it too late to start over on this process? CP: The process was started 20 years ago; Plan B at a cost of $26 million is a reduced phased option compliant with Island Health directives. The first regional water study started in 1972 looked at alternate future surface water supply sources; Cameron Lake, Englishman River and Jump Creek. See ENGLISHMAN, page A7

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Parskville city council gave three readings Monday to a bylaw that calls for a 1.5 per cent property tax increase in 2015 and also set dates for public engagement on the proposed water treatment and storage facilities. The latter became contentious as Coun. Leanne Salter tried, and failed, to get support for motions related to public meetings. “I speak on behalf of the community,” said Salter. “I speak on behalf of the community as well,” said Mayor Marc Lefebvre. Salter wanted to mandate town-hall meetings every two months “until residents feel they have had enough engagement with council and the city.” Her motion failed 4-3, with councillors Al Greir and Teresa Patterson siding with Salter. Less than two weeks earlier, council had passed a motion to have a town hall meeting related to the water plant. On Monday, Lefebvre set the dates for that meeting and more. There will be public info session in Parksville May 19 (3-7 p.m. at the Parksville Community and Con-

ference Centre) and Nanoose Bay May 20 (7 p.m. Nanoose Place). There will also be a town-hallstyle meeting where residents can ask questions and voice opinions with council and staff present at Knox United Church on May 28. Earlier in the meeting Monday, Salter put forward a motion asking for the Englishman River Water Service (ERWS) to take 90 days to present less costly alternatives to the plans currently on the table. She did not detail what kind of budget staff would have in this process. “There have been other (options) that have been discounted by ERWS all too fast,” said Salter. “We should not have all our eggs in one basket.” ERWS program manager Mike Squires then spent about 10 minutes detailing the history of the ERWS and the process, including the many options considered over the past 20 years. “I’m not prepared to spend any more money,” Coun. Sue Powell said in opposition to Salter’s motion. “We need to move on with it.” Salter’s motion was defeated 5-2, with only Greir on her side. In other council news from Monday night’s regular meeting: • Dr. Paul Hasselback, the medical health officer for Island Health, presented some local health area profile data. See WEMBLEY GETS, page A9

Englishman was in danger continued from page a6

In 1993, the province focused local government to look at a joint venture partnership to consider the Englishman River as a single surface water supply for the region as a “win –win” for both future domestic potable water supply and fisheries enhancements. At this time, the Englishman River was one of the most endangered rivers in B.C. With the Arrowsmith Dam construction, significant salmon returns have occurred. In 2011, after a triple bottom line ap-

proach of weighing environmental and financial risks and social factors which included a full year water quality review and a risk analysis, it was determined that the best location for the new water intake on the Englishman River is upstream of Highway 19A above the majority of urban development including floodplain, bridges, railway and a sewer main crossing. Alternative water withdrawal techniques and locations were considered during planning.

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“If all goes well and my fitness is where it tions in both lower and upper limbs. needs to be I will represent Canada on home Stilwell said she will race in a 10K event this soil,” said Stilwell. weekend in Victoria. She said she has 60 people The Parksville-based wheelchair athlete won on her team competing in the race, a group she two gold medals at the 2008 Paralympic calls the Parliamentary Pacers. Before Games in Beijing in the 200M and 100M being elevated to cabinet in February, events. She defended her 200M gold at Stilwell was the Parliamentary Secretary for Healthy Living and Seniors. the 2012 London Paralympic Games “I still have been supporting members and took silver in the 100M. She also to be healthy and active with my walk earned a gold medal as a member of the and run group Monday and Wednesday Canadian team that won it all in wheelchair basketball at the 2000 Paralympic mornings,” she said. “We meet in front of STILWELL Games in Sydney. the Legislature at 6:30 a.m.” Stilwell currently holds the world record in If she is named to the Canadian team, Stilthe 100M, 200M and 800M distances in the T52 well will race in Toronto on August 10 (100M) class. Athletes in class T52 have activity limita- and August 11 (400M).

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neW SiGnS doWntoWn: Parksville’s downtown is getting new street signs. Above, Parksville Downtown Business Association (PDBA) president Sandy Herle, left, and Mayor Marc Lefebvre help put the first sign up on Alberni Highway and Hirst Street on Tuesday. The total cost for the new signage is $13,675 with $5,200 (plus taxes) as the PDBA’s share. There are about 40 new street signs and seven signalized intersections being replaced with the new BIA/downtown branding.

It showed, among other things, that child poverty is worse in the Parksville Qualicum Beach region than the Island average. The data also showed high school grad rates here are at 69 per cent, which is lower than the Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district (72.5 per cent) and the Island average (84.2 per cent). • Former mayor Chris Burger and Vancouver Island University (VIU) vice-president Dr. David Witty provided council with a presentation related to the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Reserve. • Witty and Dr. Carol Stuart of VIU updated council on plans for the Parksville-based Centre for Healthy Aging, which Stuart said will concentrate on education more than research. • The following organizations will get money from the city in the form of grantsin-aid: Ballenas Secondary Dry Grad Committee ($800), Oceanside Hospice Society ($1,000), Parksville and District Historical Society ($400) and the Parksville and District Musical Association ($300). The only group to apply that did not receive money was the Ravensong Breakers Aquatic Club. Coun. Kirk Oates said the Breakers didn’t meet the grant-in-aid criteria. Twice a year, council doles out $2,500 through this program. • A development permit for Wembley Mall developers was granted by council on Monday, 12 days after they had denied the permit during a previous meeting. Coun. Mary Beil said the proponents, in their new application, went beyond what was required to address the pedestrian access issues that had her vote against the issuing of the permit previously. • Council gave final adoption to a new fence-height bylaw that adds language to the old bylaw related to retaining walls.

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ticker shock is a real thing. Some Parksville residents are understandably upset at the prospect of paying for their share of $37 million water treatment and storage facilities. Upon further review, it’s not that daunting. The first thing to know is Plan A, the $37 million plan put forward by the Englishman River Water Service (ERWS), is just not going to happen. That plan was premised on the customary funding formula that saw the federal, provincial and municipal governments pay one third each. (That’s all from the same taxpayer of course, but government types like to think they are separately gifting us serfs this money, but that’s a rant for another time.) That kind of funding just isn’t going to happen, so the ERWS has a Plan B. It will cost about $26 million, minus the more realistic expectation of $6 million in grants. Parksville pays 76 per cent of the total bill, Nanoose Bay 24 per cent. In Parksville, the cost of the facilities will be recouped through water bills. The average water bill for a single family dwelling is currently about $320/year. To cover the costs of Plan B, there will be a 2.25 per cent increase in the water rates in each year from 2016-2024. So, that $320 water bill in 2015 will be about $328 in 2016 — an increase that’s less than the price of a reasonable lunch at one of our fine local eateries. Thing is, Plan A would have set Parksville up for about 40 years. Plan B will require another phase, and more costs, in 2024. Residents and councillors who can spend some time with city staff and are committed to doing the reading related to the history of Arrowsmith Water Service, the Arrowsmith dam and the ERWS will come to the conclusion that all involved have considered many options. Nothing is being rammed down anyone’s throat here and there are no nefarious agendas we can see. Island Health painted Parksville into a corner with its declaration that all surface water must be treated by Dec. 31, 2016. Island Health doesn’t care about a city’s funding issues — it only cares about the safety of the water for human consumption, and that makes sense. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans doesn’t care about a city’s funding issues — it only cares about fish, and that makes sense. It seems this Plan B is palatable for all, including the taxpayer. It’s time to move on. — Editorial by John Harding

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Militant Christians Read all about it! Militant atheists. Persecuting poor Christians and probably being secretly funded too. Haven’t laughed so hard since granny got her prayer beads caught in a mangle. The last time we checked, it’s militant Christians who’ve been doing all the persecuting, prosecuting and executing. And, we know who’s funding them: we are — every last tax-paying one of us. It was militant Christians who destroyed the lives of generations of aboriginals; it was militant Christians who made the laws, controlled the courts and terrorized citizens of the world for centuries.  And, even today, they still carry a pretty big stick. Militant Christians have managed to adulterate our national anthem, turning it into a prayer.  They’ve made a farce of our Charters of Rights and Freedoms by insisting it be predicated on the assurance that all Canadians are believers in the “supremacy” of their god. Ironically, calling themselves pro-life, they have killed  doctors who performed abortions in order to terrorize women into bearing children they don’t want or can’t afford to raise. Militant Christians lobby to remove funding for medical research that could lead to the vanquishing of crippling diseases. They strive to destroy the credibility of science (evolution) and replace it with fairy tales (creationism) as they work to replace education with indoctrination. And they won’t rest until they are guaranteed  that no person will be legally allowed to end his or her life with any type of outside assistance no  matter how unbearable the pain. We have no problem with the Christian world view — it’s this militant Christian mind set that is so troublesome.

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But, then, they are only following the example of their Jesus who is quoted in Matthew 10: Verse 35 as saying “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth; I come not to send peace but a sword.” Onward, Christian soldiers. Hopefully, there will always be enough of us militant atheists to fight back. Fern and Laurence Wayman Qualicum Beach

triuMph of evil In a recent issue of The NEWS, Bernie Smith declared his opposition to RCAF aircraft firing missiles at ISIS jihadists in Iraq and Syria. Too costly, he said, and besides the Middle East is going through just another of the religious wars that have plagued us over the centuries — so best to stay clear. To support his case, he meanders around a historical/ religious mulberry bush (Mohammed, Irish battles, Henry VIII) trying to establish an impossible moral equivalence between the past and the Middle East situation today. To those of us who believe that Canada is right in taking part in the allied effort to stem the ISIS tide in Iraq and Syria, the justification is simple and straightforward and follows a moral compass. ISIS is unquestionably the most evil force in the world today. Not since Hitler and the Nazis has the world faced the kind of savage brutality that ISIS has imposed on the Middle East with the aim of bringing Iraq/Syria and other regional countries under its rule and of waging war against the non-Muslim world. It has accumulated an army that has already slaughtered (beheading Christians), raped and enslaved thousands of men, women and children that it has encountered, unless they are a particular kind of Muslim. And before Canada even considered sending aircraft in their direction, we, along with the U.S., U.K., Australia and

France were named by ISIS as targets for their ex-Middle East terror attacks. In the  circumstances, for Canada to stand back and not become involved would be a dereliction of a moral and compelling responsibility to act. Obviously, our contribution of CF-18s and Aurora aircraft and those of other countries will not alone win the war with ISIS, but it has already demonstrably helped to stem the tide.  As Edmund Burke,the British philosopher/ parliamentarian once said: “The only  thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” michaeL Berry Qualicum Beach

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Who represents us? Thank you for the story and editorial in your April 14 edition about James Lunney, the newly independent MP for our riding who fled from his own news conference after accusing unknown militant atheists for attacking him on the Internet. Thank you also for the questions at the conclusion of your editorial about who will represent our riding for the duration. John Duncan has been around handing out cheques but he doesn’t seem to stop long enough to hear from local residents about their needs or to answer questions about why he isn’t standing up for us in Stephen Harper’s cabinet on the issue of the inequality of federal subsidies for ferries and other issues that are critical to coastal communities. The federal election and the opportunity it presents for acquiring effective representation for Parksville and Qualicum Beach can’t come soon enough. Hopefully it will include a change of government. eLaine Watson Qualicum Beach See more LETTERS, page A13

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To submit your activities; e-mail: events@pqbnews.com, fax:250-248-4655 or drop by: #4-154 Middleton Ave

THU. APR 23

FRI. APR 24

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COOMBS WESTERN WEEKEND

9TH ANNUAL GOLDEN SHOE HUNT

APR 27TH-29TH

To Apr 26, 2601 Alberni Hwy, Coombs. Sat. night dance/Backstage Whiskey! 8pm/doors, music 9pm1am. Cash Bar/No Minors. See website for time/event details. 250-954-3416, sueincoombs@gmail.com, http://www.chrco.org/chrcoswestern-weekend/

QBEACH LIBRARY

6:30-8pm, 660 Primrose. Giselle Roeder reads her book “We Don’t Talk About That”, a story of Survival. Q & A. 250-752-6121, qualicumbeach@virl.bc.ca

Until May 15th. Clues/ instructions posted weekly to rdn.bc.ca/recreation & on RDN Facebook & Twitter pages. Get your shoes, maps and hiking partners!

BRADLEY CENTRE LUNCHEON

12pm, 975 Shearme Road, Coombs.Enjoy our home made soup, sandwich, desert, coffee or tea. Members and invited guests. $6, served at your table. Socialize with friends.

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CASUAL TENNIS PLAY Would you like to play foursome tennis, 2-3 mornings a week? We are 2 senior guys who just rally for exercise & fun. George 752-3574 or Gerry 752-3304

6:30pm/doors, 7pm/ performance, St. Anne & St. Edmunds Church. Fabulous, foot-stompin’ roots-rocker & boogie-woogie piano player. $12/OCAC members & $15 general. Pre-sale tickets at the church or the MAC, 250-248-8185, info@ mcmillanartscentre.com

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1 & 6 pm, SELMA (Biography/Drama/PG13), 3:30 pm.

6 pm, SELMA (Biography/Drama/PG13), 8 pm. $5/door - Concessions Available. www.parksvillecentre.com

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7-11pm, Smoke ’n Water Restaurant. Alyssa Baker. NO COVER. 1-1600 Stroulger Rd, Nanoose Bay. 250-468-7192. info@smokenwater.com

TECH WORKSHOPS

9:30-10:30am, Family Place, 494 Bay Ave., Parksville. FREE. Get to know your iPad/ iPhone, basics plus Skype. Bring your device & questions. Beginners welcome. DROP IN LAB HOURS, Tues. & Thurs: 9am-12pm. Fri: 10:3012pm (after the workshop). 250-947-8258, blt@sd69. bc.ca, www.blt.sd69.bc.ca, Facebook.com/tlc.blt

TALES FOR TELLING

7pm/doors, 7:30 pm/event, 133 McMillan/Art Ctre, PV. $12/door, $10/OCAC members. Advance tickets at the MAC. Award winning author/storyteller, Marie Bilodeau from Ottawa presents her program, “Stories of Nigh.” Marva Blackmore, 250-594-3221, marva. blackmore@gmail.com. www.talesforthetelling.org/ storytelling-at-the-mac.html

SAT. APR 25 ANNUAL PLANT SALE

Eaglecrest, OS Garden Club. 8am-12pm, 531 Yambury Rd, QBeach. Master Gardeners onsite. Irene Brooks, 250-752-3702, irenebrooks49@hotmail.com

LARRY AGUILAR DEMO

Noon-4pm. Oceanside Village Artist’s Gallery. Raffle for charity.

10:30am-3pm. Church of the Ascension, 887 Wembley Rd, Parksville.

NANOOSE BAY ART GROUP’S 22ND SPRING SHOW

10am-4pm, Apr 25 & 26, Nanoose Place Comm. Ctre, Northwest Bay Rd, Nanoose.

PLANT & BAKE SALE 9am-12pm, Knox United Church, 345 Pym St. Parksville. A variety of Perennials, Shrubs, House Plants, & the best Home Baking in Oceanside! Free & Lots of Parking. Volunteer/250-248-3927.

PARKSVILLE LAWN BOWLING CLUB

1pm. Season underway. Opening with Mayor Lefebvre. 149 E Stanford. Visitors welcome.

LADIES AUXILIARY/ BRANCH 76 QUALICUM LEGION GARAGE SALE

8am-1:30pm. QB Legion, 180 Veterans Way. Donations dropoff Fri after 5.

LIVE MUSIC

7-11pm, Shady Rest Pub. THE CLANNS! Celtic Rock! 3109 W. Is. Hwy, QBeach. 250 752-9111.

GREAT GARAGE SALE 9am-1pm, Oceanside Place, Parksville. FREE entry. Vendors $19/table. RDN Recreation & Parks, recparks@rdn.bc.ca, www.rdn.bc.ca/

7-11pm, Smoke ’n Water Restaurant. Dr’s of Rock & Roll. 1-1600 Stroulger Rd, Nanoose Bay. info@smokenwater.com

FLEA MARKET/CAR BOOT SALE

9-12:30. Eagle Park Health Care Facility, 777 Jones St, QB. $10/car

FREEMASONS MEETING/ LUNCHEON 10-1pm. Qualicum Lodge UD. Sojourning and local Freemasons welcome. 250757-8755.

ESWYN’S ALPINE & ROCK GARDEN OH

10am-2pm, Nanoose Place, 2925 Northwest Bay Rd, Nanoose. Public garden created in 2009. Coffee & tea, small selection of plants to purchase. Funds for garden upkeep. Facebook/Eswyn’s Alpine & Rock Garden.

QB FARMERS MARKET

8:30am-12pm, Veterans Way. Fresh, local produce & crafts. qbfmmanager@gmail.com, qbsspublicity@gmail.com.

14TH ANNUAL MILNER GARDENS SPRING PLANT SALE 10am-4pm, Apr 25 & 26, 2179 W Is Hwy, QBeach. Master gardeners available. milnergardens@shaw.ca, 250-752-6153 www2.viu.ca/milnergardens

RHODODENDRON BLOOMS AT MILNER GARDENS 10am-5pm, last entry 4:30pm. April 25-May 10, 2179 W Is Hwy, QBeach.

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

MON. APR 27 ARROWSMITH NATURALISTS

3pm, McMillan Arts Ctre. $15/door. Elise Boulanger, Soprano and Hugh Sinnott, Tenor.

7:30pm/mtg, Knox United Church, PV. Ecological Reserves by E.McClaren from BC Parks.

MEDIEVAL BANQUET

BIKE SAFETY TALK FOR CHILDREN

6pm/doors, 6:30/start. Arrowsmith Hall 1014 Ford Rd. Costumes mandatory. $38, 2/$70. Avail. from The British Bobby Restaurant, 250-954-3232. thebritishbobby@shaw.ca

ANNUAL SPRING WATER SHOW

5-6pm. Ravensong Aquatic Centre, QB. Local synchronized swimming club.

THE VILLAGE VOICES

2:30pm, Christian Fellowship Ctr., 825 Village Way, QBeach. Music in You. Tix at the door & Mulberry Bush Bookstore.

TUE. APR 28

4:30-5pm, Parksville Library. Presentation with local RCMP. No register. Children accompanied by caregiver.

WED. APR 29

KERRI ISHAM BODY SMART WORKSHOP

6-8pm, 861 Hilliers Rd., QB. Sponsored by Morning Glory School. Reserve 250-7522722, mgs@shawcable.com

THU. APR 30. BRADLEY CTRE SPINNERS 10am-2pm, 975 Shearme Rd. Coombs. Dawn Ryan @ 250-248-6575.

Spring Fling Fashion Show & Tea at the Bowser Legion

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 1pm Doors open at 12:30

Adults: $10, Children 6 & Under: $5 Advance Tickets ONLY Fashion Show, Tea, Bake Sale, Cake Walk, Balloon Pop, Silent Auction & so much more!

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Demon weeD’s Deplorable cultre I share some of recent letter writer Rose Stacey’s concerns regarding the demon weed and grieve with her the anguish of a parent whose child has become enmeshed in that deplorable culture. However, nothing has destroyed our own culture more than the evils of the drug laws. Yes, marijuana is not a harmless substance, but then neither are alcohol and nicotine, both readily available legally. As a retired psychiatrist who actually ran a dual diagnosis unit at a large tertiary care psychiatric institution in Vancouver from 2002 to 2004, I have to tell Stacey that I saw much more tragedy and grief attendant on the misuse of alcohol than from cannabis. As a matter of fact, I have a hard time remembering any patient whose misuse of cannabis caused problems even half as severe as the problems we saw daily from alcohol abuse. The three major commonly abused (illegal) substances in our cities — cannabis, cocaine and heroin — are all extremely cheap to produce and because they are illegal, command astronomical prices on the street. Something that costs about 10 cents a gram to produce may be sold, always adulterated to some degree, at hundreds of dollars a gram.

If I were a wholesaler of illegal drugs, my major nightmare would be legislation, since I could no longer make the kinds of profits I enjoy right now. I don’t care for marijuana personally, and I have a hard time thinking of anyone I ever met who benefited from it, nonetheless, I think it is inappropriate to hurl the power of the state at people who are simply exercising their right to take things that may not be terribly good for them, and in fact may be helping them, who knows? Many jurisdictions in Europe and even a few south of the border have relaxed their controls on cannabis without the sky falling in on them. This is (fortunately) the trend and our local RCMP are way behind the times. Persecuting Phoenix is not making our streets safer. Michael Scott French Creek

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Well folks it’s tax increase time again and here we go. I read as always with trepidation that “due to inflation” the tax rate will increase once again in Qualicum Beach. Say, have any of you fellow retirees noted any inflation in your monthly stipend? As such, I often wonder what a “financial administrator” is administrat-

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A blaze that broke out Sunday night in Whiskey Creek resulted in “hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses,” according to Aaron Poirier, Coombs-Hilliers Volunteer Fire Department fire chief. Poirier said flames engulfed a two-storey commercial “multi-use building” along Chatsworth Road that housed a variety of businesses, from a motor repair shop to a furniture store

to a licenced medical marijuana growing facility. He said nobody was injured in the fire and the source is undetermined. Poirier said — due to damages — it will be difficult to figure out where and why the fire started. Oceanside RCMP Cpl. Jesse Foreman confirmed foul play is not suspected and there is no criminal investigation into the source of the fire. “I believe the building wasn’t insured but there may have been tenants with insurance,” Poirier told The NEWS Tuesday morning. He said this serves as a good reminder to ensure your insurance is up to date.

“It’s sad to see the amount of dollar loss,” said Poirier. “It’ll be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars for sure.” It took firefighters about three hours to put out the flames. Poirier said challenges included water supply given the rural location of the fire, access to the building and “crowd control.” More than 50 firefighters from seven departments responded to the call including Coombs-Hilliers, Dashwood, Bow Horn Bay, Qualicum Beach, Errington, Parksville and Nanoose Bay Volunteer Fire Departments. Poirier said he is grateful for all the support of neighbouring fire departments, the RCMP, B.C. Ambulance Service and BC Hydro.

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COMMUNITIES TO PROTECT OUR COAST (CPOC) AND MID ISLAND CO-OP PRESENT

[ FLOURISHING IN A GREEN ECONOMY FAIRE Sunday, April 26, 2015, 9:45 am - 3:30 pm • Qualicum Beach Civic Centre

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PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY:

ADMISSION BY DONATION

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY, CONSERVATION, LOCAL FOOD PRODUCTION & MORE

MID ISLAND

COMMUNITIES TO PROTECT OUR COAST PRESENTS

FLOURISHING IN A GREEN ECONOMY

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Protecting Our Environment Through Innovative Solutions

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY, CONSERVATION, FOOD SECURITY/PRODUCTION & MORE

Green Building Program

Sunday, April 26, 2015 9:45-3:30 • QUALICUM BEACH CIVIC CENTRE

Drinking Water and

Exhibitors, panelists and organizations will be actively sharing products, services and ideas about renewable energies, “greener” transportation options, food sustainability, reducing our “footprint” and more! Come join us far a day of fun and information. Learn how we can all move into the steadily emerging and rapidly growing “Green Economy.”)

Watershed Protection and other initiatives

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------9:45 am - 10:00 am ~ Main Hall INTRODUCTION & OFFICIAL WELCOME - Chief Michael Recalma, Kwalikum First Nations

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10:00 am – 3:30 pm: Exhibitors – Main Hall, Outdoor Venues front and back of Civic Centre

Happy Trout Lodge

10:30 – 11:30 am: Panel – Green Opportunities, Obstacles & Solutions (WINDSOR ROOM) Moderator: Mary Beil, Parksville City Councillor

Island Enviro Spray Foam serves the entire Vancouver Island Toll-Free:

1-888-9-TO-FOAM Nanaimo:

(250) 729-1998 Islandsprayfoam.com

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

CORE SYSTEMS offers eco-friendly solutions for landscaping, including:

Vanessa Scott, Communications Strategist – BC Green Jobs and Green Education Larissa Stendie, Energy & Climate Campaigner – Creating Resilient Communities in a Carbon-Constrained World Jim Hindson, Victoria Nissan Leaf Car Club – Welcome to the Age of Electric Cars Cristi Sacht, Certified Energy Advisor – Entrepreneurial Business In A Green Economy Barbara Whyte, Komox First Nations – Medicinal Food And Plants

www.happytroutlodge.ca

• CORE gravel – a stable, 100% porous gravel driveway/footpath • CORE glow – in the Recently dark stones to light your installed in FDR Four way naturally Freedoms Park, New York • CORE grass – a stable grass parking surface

See you at the show!

www.coregravel.ca

12:30 - 1:30 pm: THE FUTURE IS NOW/Transitions To A Greener Economy (WINDSOR ROOM) Presenter: Heather Bauer, Co-founder of the International King Tides, Project Director - Environmental Education Actions Programs Society. In her talks, Heather demonstrates artistic expression as a tool to communicate the challenges of transitioning to a Greener Economy. • The future and our part in it • What is real today and likely for tomorrow

Our Trout grow up

HAPPY

2:00 - 3:00 pm: Panel – Green Building Solutions (WINDSOR ROOM) Moderator: Ting Pan, Sustainability Coordinator RDN 1. 2. product • packaging • responsible recycling responsible living Company-wide we recycle over 10 million lbs. of material yearly. London Drugs Nanaimo diverts 81% of store waste and is working towards a 95% diversion rate. Thank you for the support!

An ideal solution for resurfacing your old cracked driveway or walkways with 100% recycled tires

FOR A FREE ESTIMATE CALL

DAVID GILROY 250.616.1053

Come in and visit our booth for a chance to

win a basket valued at $250.00

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Scott Fleenor, Terratek Energy Solutions – Design, Installation and Supply of Solar Photovoltaic Energy Syd Lee, Retired UBC professor in the Field of Technology – Home Solar and Wind Turbine Installation for Emergency Communications Dr. Derrick Grimmer – Solar Energy Home Design Alevtina Akbulatova, Net Metering Specialist BC Hydro – Net Metering Program Information Kerwood Agar, Unlearn Industries: Natural Home Building/Timber Frame Designer/Builder – Tiny Houses

FILM: “THE FUTURE OF ENERGY” – Provided by Sierra Club (LIONS ROOM) Showings Ongoing (10:30 - 3:30) Each showing is approximately ½ hour long The Future of Energy is a powerful documentary that captures the growing movement across the United States of transitioning to renewable energy. It illustrates what ordinary people are doing to help foster the shift.

Earthbank Fish Compost OMRI Listed, Safe & Effective

$60/yd, $7/bag U Pick Up or We Deliver!

250.756.1515 1.877.688.1515

www.newcastlenissan.com 3612 Isl. Hwy. North Nanaimo

www.fishcompost.com • 250-954-0118 1424 Hodges Rd. Parksville

2750 Cumberland Road, Courtenay, BC 1.855.777.2673 (CORE)

Omega Blue Farms

Organically Grown • Heritage Conservation www.aztecoffgrid.com

We are your one-stop shop for living a greener lifestyle: Ò Grid-tied or off grid solar panels for your home, cabin, boat, camper or RV & inverters, batteries, charge controllers & more ÒWind turbines for home & marine Ò Propane fridges, ranges, tankless hot water heaters, freezers & more Let us show you how “Sunny=Money!”, how “The Breeze Can Lower Your Hydro Fees!” & how you can start saving now!

3076 BARONS ROAD, NANAIMO, BC

1-888-754-5054

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For the Best in Quality, Service & Products...

Thursday, April 23, 2015 The Parksville Qualicum Beach News

Best of the Best

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Get Your Vehicle Spring Ready!

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• Passport Photos Get it done Right! • Custom Framing Helping you protect & Display the things that matter the most

2-125 McCarter, Parksville, BC 250-248-8740

QUALICUM ANIMAL HOSPITAL

250-248-1155

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We deliver

• Fence Panels • Premium Stains • Decking • Siding • Rough Lumber • Custom Timbers

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INJURED -- or -- IN PAIN? WE CAN HELP

wwise@aquilacedar.com

CHRONIC PAIN? - Feel like you’ve tried everything but nothing works to relieve it? Consider trying IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation). It is a trigger point dry needling technique which can greatly reduce pain while increasing flexibility and range of motion. Ezra Canfield is our certified practioner for this therapy.

Specializing in helping women plan for a worry free retirement.

Full range of physiotherapy. Specializing in sports, orthopaedic and soft tissue injury, home visits and pool therapy.

In addition, we offer ... • In Clinic - a full range of techniques designed to treat orthopaedic and soft tissue injuries and can tailor a comprehensive program to get you back on your feet and active again.

~ Widowed, Divorced, Married or Single ~ Serving clients for over 30 years

Carol Plaisier,

CFP®, FMA, AMP Investment Advisor

HollisWealth is a division of Scotia Capital Inc., a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada. ™ Trademark of The Bank of Nova Scotia, used under license.

174 Morison Ave, Parksville • (250) 248-2399 carol.plaisier@holliswealth.com www.carolplaisier.com

Gordon D.S. Ball

• Pool Therapy - conducted at Ravensong Pool in the Qualicum Beach Community Centre and supervised by Cory Pahl, this reconditioning therapy is tailored to your individual needs and fitness level so you can return to an active lifestyle. • Gym Therapy - takes place at Body Sculptors with an emphasis on gaining cardiovascular, postural and functional recovery so that you can safely strengthen for sport, work or personal goals.

• Wills & Estates • Family Law Agreements • Enduring Powers of Attorney • Living Wills • Incorporations & Agreements Ph. (250)594-3247 Fax (250)594-3248 gdsball@shaw.ca 564 Hazelwood Place, Qualicum Beach • Personalized Hair Design • Perms • Updos • Highlights • Colour • Cut and Style

OPEN MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

CORY PAHL

B.M.R., P.T.

LAURIE VANDERHOEVEN B.Sc.(P.T.), M.C.P.A., R.C.A.M.T.

www.qualicumphysiotherapyclinic.com 1-140 W. 1st Ave. Qualicum Beach 250-752-3212 • Monday-Friday 7:00am to 6:00pm

250-752-3212

High Quality Watch and Clock Repair Antique Restoration

CORY PAHL B.M.R., P.T. OWNER

LAURIE VANDERHOEVEN B.Sc.(P.T.), M.C.P.A., R.C.A.M.T.

• 30 yrs experience • Swiss Trained – (WORSTEP Cert) • Vintage Watch Specialist • Grandfather Clock house call services • Preparation for moving/storage

EZRA CANFIELD

Open Mon-Fri 9:30am–5pm

B.Sc., Kin., M.Sc.P.T.

Please call for appointment

www.qualicumphysiotherapyclinic.com UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP

250-752-5401

tcotton@telus.net

Parksville Denture Clinic FOR ALL YOUR DENTURE NEEDS

Hours 9-4 Host Special Events Memorable Luncheons Licensed

Since 1978

$500 OFF

Giving you a reason to smile!

ANY SERVICE • EXPIRES MAY 16/15

Catherine

Licenced Esthetician

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Owner/Stylist

Jade Stylist

Magnolia Court, Bowser • 778-424-9200

EZRA CANFIELD

B.Sc., Kin., MCSPT

Doctor referrals not necessary. Services may be covered by MSP, WCB, ICBC, DVA or extended medical.

Call us today to book an appointment

B. Comm., LLB Lawyer & Notary Public

FULL SERVICE HAIR STUDIO

1282 Alberni Hwy., Parksville 250-248-9261

Specialty Tea & Coffee House 1900’s European Inspired Decor #5-177 W 2nd Ave, Qualicum Beach 250-594-2526 • www.cafebrie.com

IT’S OUR DUTY TO YOUR CAR! 449 E. Island Hwy., Parksville 250-248-0585 Monday to Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY

Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00-5:30

250-248-3734

#102-148 Weld St.


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realestate WEEKLY UPDATE

THURSDAY APRIL 23, 2015

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Brenda has been a contributing member of the Oceanside community for over 40 years. She is a strong supporter of the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike Ride and as part of the Coast Realty team, a portion of all her sales is donated to the Oceanside Hospice Society. Her community involvement includes many different organizations from the schools to the Rotary Clubs, and most recently the local Kiwanis affordable housing project. She is also an active member of the local Chamber of Commerce. Brenda applies her passion for helping people to her real estate career. Along with her honesty, organizational skills, and determination to fulfill the task at hand, she works diligently in the best interest of her clients. Whether you are buying or selling, let Brenda assist you with all your real estate needs.

BRENDA’S FEATURE HOME Call Toll Free 1.888.910.1122 • 250.248.5021 www.ArrowsmithMoving.com •• arrowsmithmoving@shaw.ca www.ArrowsmithMoving.com arrowsmithmoving@shaw.ca Business Bureau

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real estate

Mortgages For ANY Purpose Call us (250) 248-4022

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realestate find your next home here Address

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QUALICUM BEACH 102-292 Crescent Road East 3012 Island Highway West

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Better Renewal Rates than Your Bank

OPEN HOUSE

Sat. April 25 • 1pm-3pm 1202 Lee Road-St Andrews Lane • Backs onto Morningstar Golf Course. • Freshly painted, 2 bed, 2 bath patio home, lots of updates. • Open plan, large private patio.

Realtor/Office

590 Elk Trail off Allsbrook Road • New 2100 sqft Custom Rancher • House comes with lots of extras • Over 2 acres, room for shop • 3 Bdrm, open layout, dble garage

$339,900

$359,900 Sunday $1,098,000 Sunday

PARKSVILLE 590 Elk Trail 1085 Roberton Blvd 749 Forsyth 1202 Lee Road 10-309 Molliet Street 1527 Sunrise Drive 375 Sutherland 885 Terrian Way

12-3 pm 1-3pm

Clinton Miller Royal LePage Aaron Nicklen Coast

$639,900 $589,900 $279,900 $339,900 $145,000 $298,800 $725,000 $339,900

NANOOSE 2483 Cross Road 1384 Reef Road

Saturday 1-3pm Wayne Dumbrell Coldwell Banker/Slegg Saturday 10am-2pm Ken Droog ReMax Saturday 2:15-4:15pm Ken Droog ReMax Saturday 1-3pm Denise Dumbrell Coldwell Banker/Slegg Saturday 1-3pm Susan Forrest Royal LePage Saturday 1-3pm Susan Forrest Royal LePage Sunday 12-3pm Alyce Carney Coldwell Banker/Slegg Sunday 1-4pm Ralph Kretzshmar Coast

Cell: 250-951-6396

OPEN HOUSE SUN., APRIL 26 • 1-4pm

Call for a professional evaluation. NO cost. NO obligation. NO pressure!

Saturday Saturday

1-3pm 1-3pm

Alyce Carney Coldwell Banker/Slegg Susan Forrest Royal LePage

Matt Breedlove

Parksville Qualicum Beach Realty Independently Owned & Operated

250.954.9033 sold@mattbreedlove.com

★ ★ ★ ★★

For Every Move You Make Since 1993

• 4 bed, 2.5 bath, 1882 sqft. • Beautiful 17,860 sqft lot. • Completely renovated.

Personal Real Estate Corp.

314 East Island Hwy Parksville, BC

Anchor Realty, Qualicum Beach

SHOPPING FOR A REALTOR?

Call kevin clayton

Spectacular oceanfront home with 180° views of the Georgia Strait & the white sandy beach. The contemporary home features open plan living & an expansive master bedroom on the upper, suite potential.

1,098,000

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In attendance

Aaron Nicklen*

NICKLEN ROY MACKAY

Personal Real Estate Corporation

250-752-3375

OPEN HOUSE

OPEN HOUSE

Sun, April 26 • 12pm- 3pm

2483 Cross Road, Nanoose

375 Sutherland, Parksville

Lovely private 1.81 acre parcell with pond-wak to store, bank, post office & much more. Large family home wit suite, perfect for home based business.

Astounding views. Just like waterfront. Very private lot backing onto park. Path to ocean. Operating as B&B, 5 bdrms, 4 baths & suited, fenced. $

725,000

559,000

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Call Sandy Macrae 250-228-4126 Alyce Carney 250-248-2488

Alyce Carney 250-248-2488

124 Craig Street, Parksville

124 Craig Street, Parksville

OPEN HOUSE

PARKSVILLE TOWNHOME

SUN. MAY 10 • 12-3pm

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Enjoy the oceanview and golf course while sitting on your large covered porch right here in The Crown Mansion Villas! Many exquisite features. Come and have a look for yourself!

Cell: 250-951-4882 www.tomwhitfield.ca

SUNDAY, APRIL 26TH 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Saturday, April 25 • 1-3pm

deadlydale@shaw.ca www.dalerumming.ca parksvillemobilehomes.com

250-248-8371

OPEN HOUSE

455,900

250-619-6254

MY NEW WEBSITE

Call Tom.

Cell: 250-951-4662

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314 Island Highway East, Parksville

breedloverealestate.ca

Dale Rumming

124 Craig St., Parksville

885 TERRIEN WAY, SAN PARIEL

❑✔ OUT

Highly Recommended.

Wayne Dumbrell

3021 ISLAND W. HIGHWAY

Ralph Kretzschmar

$559,000 $639,000

$639,900

Denise Dumbrell 124 Craig St., Parksville

CLINTON

Miller

Office: 250-951-3195 Toll Free: 1-800-224-5838

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Website: CLINTONMILLER.CA

E-Mail: CLINTONMILLER@SHAW.CA

Simpler Lifestyle for Retirees

OPEN HOUSE

Have you been thinking of simplifying your lifestyle and moving to an easier home to care for? We are hosting a free information seminar on May 14th @ 1:00 at the Parksville Travel Lodge (424 W. Island Hwy, Parksville) to help you explore the many housing options available in our community. Perhaps you have been thinking of downsizing to a smaller home, patio home or condo, independent seniors living or assisted living and simply do not know what is available. We want to help you explore your options so that you can make an informed decision when determining your next step. There will be a variety of guest speakers, professionals in their field to discuss everything from possible home choices (such as Hawthorne Place, Emerald Estates & The Gardens), Smart Moves who specialize in seniors relocation to an accountant to discuss tax deferment. Most of us are not aware of the many affordable housing choices available and avoid making any decision as it may seem overwhelming. We are here to provide information, show you some of the choices and let you know there is help every step of the way. This event will be hosted by Karen Roberts (Seniors Real Estate Specialist) & Clinton Miller (owner-manager of Royal Lepage Parksville/Qualicum Beach). Coffee, tea & pastries will be served and there will be a draw for a gift certificate. Please call 250-248-7612 or e-mail seniorsrealestate@shaw.ca to confirm as seating is limited.

145,000

OPEN HOUSE

10-309 MOILLIET STREET, PARKSVILLE SAT APRIL 25 BETWEEN 1-3 PM Hosted by: MARY-ANN KENNEDY

Susan Forrest

Each Office Independently Owned and Operated

REAL ESTATE TEAM

Royal LePage Parksville /Qualicum Beach Realty

Phone 250-947-9900 susan@susanforrest.com

OPEN HOUSE

Sat., Apr. 25 • 10am-2pm

Sat., Apr. 25 • 2:15-4:15pm

1085 Roberton Blvd

749 Forsyth Super Buy!

589,900

$

314 E.Island Hwy. Parksville • 248-8371

OPEN HOUSE

Sat. April 25 • 1pm-3pm

First Realty Each Office Indpendently Owned and Operated

• 4 bedroom and three bathroom 3321 sq ft family home • Overlooking Morning Star Golf Course • Great view of the mountains

cell 250-951-4777 toll free 1-888 243-1071 ken@kendroog.com

WWW.KENDROOG.COM

$

279,900

First Realty Each Office Indpendently Owned and Operated

• 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom (4 piece ensuite) • 1320 sq.ft. rancher • Close to all levels of schools and shopping for family or retiree

cell 250-951-4777 toll free 1-888 243-1071 ken@kendroog.com

WWW.KENDROOG.COM


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What does a realtor® do?

Grant Wildeman REALTOR®

Cell: (250) 927-0357 Office: (250) 248-4321

grantwildeman@shaw.ca

Parksville Qualicum Beach Realty Independently Owned & Operated

#6-340 Young Street, Parksville $269,000 • • • •

2 bedroom and 2 bathroom Parkwood Place Patio Home Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings 5ft crawlspace for plenty of storage Attached garage & close to all amenities

110 Meridian Way, Parksville $269,000 • • • •

1100 sqft, 3 bedroom & den Attached workshop & carport Close to all amenities .30 acre private lot

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206-309 Morison Ave, Parksville $139,000 • One bedroom oceanview condo • Centrally located to all amenities • 55+ complex, no rentals and one small pet allowed *Rates subject to change without notice. Certain conditions may apply based on OAC, E & OE*

868 Reid Road, French Creek $229,900 • 1600 sq ft 3 bedroom & 2 bathroom home • 1/4 acre close to schools, marina & golf course • Attached single car garage

1575 Haida Way, Nanoose Bay $389,000

476 Linden Place, Qualicum Beach $399,900

Over 2000 sq ft 4 bedroom home in Beachcomber Ocean view and beach access just steps away In Law Suite Detached 2 car garage /workshop

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• 360 degree ocean & mountain views • 4,600 Sq. ft 4 BR 3 baths plus • One BR suite MLS # 370244 • Large shop

• 3 bedrooms, 1572 sq. ft. 2 story • Low maintenance yard • Beautiful southern exposure

1725 Settler $549,000

• Side by side Duplex • Double garage between • 1.64 Acres, fenced yard • RV parking

MLS #387642

MLS # 368060

Recreational Riverfront Lot From $35,900 to $57,900 • Across from Little Qualicum Falls Park • Gated Community • 12’x24’ covered storage included • Zoned for a RV, Tent or Yurt • .34 acres

1785 Warn Way $399,900

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124 CRAIG ST, PARKSVILLE OFFICE: 250-248-2488

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RARE OFFERING!!!

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Find the property you have been searching for at: timpeligren.point2agent.com

In the Comox Valley

Janice Leffler

1-800-638-4226 1-250-897-8249

Janiceleffler.com janiceleffler@royallepage.ca


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NEW LISTING

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NEW LISTING - Rancher on 4 ft Crawl

$399,000

385 Baylis Road

$535,000

• Gorgeous ‘2000’ sf custom rancher on 2.86 private acres • Private, park-like setting amidst majestic evergreens • Lots of sun, wrap around porch and covered patio

709 Humphrey Road, Parksville *Built in 2002 and located across the street from Knox Church *Close to Shopping and Recreation and five minutes from the Beach *1600 sq ft 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom with all the I wants including jetted tub. * Electric heatpump and Gas fireplace, built in vac system *Double garage and RV parking on N. side with covered patio. * Low maintenance, easy care landscaping, sprinkler system, security lights. *Perfect for you? Call me right now!

• 3 beds, 3 baths, great room and large country kitchen • Deluxe 22x30’ workshop, heated floors, washroom • Please Call For Appointment to View

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The French Legion of Honour Medal is one of the highest decorations that France can bestow upon veterans and two members of the Qualicum Beach Legion Branch 76 were recipients on April 19. Arthur Bridge, left, and Percy C. DeWolfe were presented the prestigious medal by Jean-Christophe Fleury, the Consul General of France, who came to Qualicum Beach to personally honour the pair for their participation in D-Day operations in France.

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Recital aims to keep opera approachable

Varied program includes a number of familiar pieces jessica skelton reporter@pqbnews.com

Parksville tenor Hugh Sinnott and Nanaimo-based soprano Elise Boulanger admit opera can seem unapproachable to some. However, the classical singers hope that won’t be the case this weekend when they perform a selection of operatic duets, arias and classical pieces for the second performance in the Parksville Recital Series. “You don’t need to be intimidated,” said Boulanger, adding that opera was once a form of entertainment “equivalent to going to the movies.” To help put their audience at ease, Boulanger said she and Sinnott have chosen a set list filled with “approachable” music for their upcoming concert. “They’re going to hear music they can relate too,” said Sinnott. “This is not a heavy opera program.” The set list for the recital includes ehe Flower Duet, Belle Nuit, Bellini’s Prendi and Parigi, o cara by Verdi. There are also pieces by Schubert and Mozart, as

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Parksville tenor Hugh Sinnott, left, and Nanaimo soprano Elise Boulanger will bring an approachable program of operatic duets, arias and art songs to their performance in the Parksville Recital Series this weekend.

well as selections from South Pacific and Moulin Rouge. “It’s a very exciting program,” said Ta-

tiana Vasilieva, director of the Vancouver Island Opera (VIO) and the recital series. “(They’re) songs we enjoy singing,”

said Sinnott. Even though the audience may recognize some of the pieces, both singers said they will provide interpretations throughout the recital to keep everyone on track. For the show, the duo will be accompanied on piano by Nikolai Maloff. They will also be joined by guest soprano Elizabeth Herman, who hails from Nanaimo, for a few pieces. The upcoming concert will be the first time Sinnott, who has 68 years of singing experience, and Boulanger, who has sung for 13 years, perform together as soloists. Before, Sinnott sang with the Victoria Civic Orchestra, the Parksville Community Choir, Pacific Opera Victoria and VIO, of which he is a founding member. Boulanger also sang with VIO, debuting in last fall’s production Rigoletto, after graduating from the Victoria Conservatory of Music with a diploma in classical voice. The duo’s upcoming performance will take place on Sunday, April 26 in the McMillan Arts Centre at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door.

Dancers going to Disneyland Trip to include performance, master classes, workshops and time to play jessica skelton reporter@pqbnews.com

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These young dancers from the Qualicum Beach School of Dance will perform in Disneyland next month.

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The Qualicum Beach School of Dance (QBSD) is going to Disneyland. On May 16, the school is sending a group of 20 dancers to perform on the Hollywood Backlot Stage, which is located just inside the gates of Disney’s California Adventure in Anaheim. “They’re doing really good,” said dance instructor Donna Wilkins of her students’ on-going rehearsals. “We have a lot of work to do, but they know that.” Wilkins said the QBSD dancers will put on a full 30-minute “back to Broadway” themed performance as opposed to the usual set of individual recital pieces. The non-stop performance will include music from Phantom of the Opera, Ain’t Misbehaving, West Side Story and Flashdance and will feature dance styles ranging from point to musical theatre in order to show the students’ versatility. “(It’s) like doing a full show,” said Wilkins of the for-

mat, adding that nobody is off-stage for more than five minutes. “It’s more fun that way.” The performance also gives the students, who range in age from 11-18 and vary in levels of experience from three to 15 years, to dance together. “They’re working together so well,” said owner and artistic director of QBSD Shari Selva. “They’re an accomplished group of kids,” agreed Wilkins, who added that the students all had to audition to join the group, which is run outside of their regular dance classes. Aside from the performance, the trip will also include several workshops and master classes with Disney professionals. “I want them to be inspired by this,” said Wilkins. “It’s fun to work with these professionals.” And then, after all that hard work, the group gets to go play in Disneyland. Of course, this whole opportunity took a lot more than endless rehearsals and a solid audition tape to come to fruition. The students, teachers and parents have also had to do a heap of fundraising. “With these kids came the most amazing set of moms,” said Selva. See Trip, page A34


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Mid-Season General Meeting Monday, April 27 at 7:00pm Village Theatre - 110 W 2nd Avenue, Qualicum Beach All ECHO members and members of the public interested in community theatre are cordially invited for an update on the affairs of our Society. Particular attention will be given to details of our 2015/16 season, with vignettes of the plays being presented on the stage. Social with refreshments to follow in the Green Room. Cost: $5 for non-members.

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Young, local musicians will be introduced to a whole new world of music and dance this August. After five years as a week-long program, the Errington War Memorial Hall Association’s world music camp will expand by two weeks and 48 student spaces. “It’s very popular,” said camp co-ordinator Val Dare of the program. She has the numbers to prove it, too. Last year, the camp had a waiting list. The ability to expand comes thanks to funding support from the B.C. Arts Council, B.C. Gaming Commission and the Regional District of Nanaimo, said a press release from the camp’s organizers. Costs are also offset by registration fees, donated space and instruments from the Errington War Memorial Hall Association, a grant from the Parksville Qualicum Community Foundation and volunteer hours donated by Dare. To fill all this new space and time, the world music camp will expand by four cultural genres. The first week, which runs Aug. 10-14, will feature the camp’s tried-and-true lessons in southern African marimba / gum boot dance and west African drumming / dance. Then the focus will shift in the second week, Aug. 17-21, to Japanese taiko drumming and movement, as well as Celtic fiddle and tin whistle. Finally, the third week, Aug. 24-28, will feature world guitar and Brazilian samba percussion / dance. Each week will be taught by an adult musician working in that genre, and they will be assisted by younger artists. Dare said the camp is open to all youth aged 8-18 who are interested in hands-on learning. “You’re always going to have a variety of levels,” said artistic director Fahlon Smith of the students’ previous experience. “The goal isn’t to make them a virtuoso.” At the end of each week, there will be a free public recital for students to show off what they have learned. Also new this year is the introduction of Smith as the program’s artistic

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Val Dare, left, and Falhon Smith are busy finishing up the plans for this year’s Errington World Music Youth Camps. Thanks to expanded funding, the popular program will offer three separate weeks of classes instead of one.

director. Smith, who is herself a musician and currently studying music performance at UVic, is working with Dare in order to learn how to organize the camp in future years. “For me, this is kind of a succession year,” said Dare. This isn’t the first time Smith has been involved in the program, however. She was an instructor at camp for three years before the program shifted away from a youth-teaching-youth model. “It’s appealing to me to be more involved,” said Smith. Aside from learning administration and acting as one of the youth assistants for the program, Smith said she also plans to keep an eye out for camp participants who might be interested in forming a year-round world music youth performance ensemble. She’s particularly looking for musicians who would be enthusiastic about playing together, creating their own style and continuously learning. Smith, who was formerly involved in a youth marimba group called Afro-Mumanzi, would regularly work with the group. “She’ll be the ideal person to lead this,” said Dare. Dare is also excited about the possi-

bility of forming a world music ensemble due to all the possibilities it offers local youth. She cites the example of Jabulani, another young group that formed after a summer program in Vancouver. After travelling to Cuba for a cultural exchange, that band evolved into a group called Kutapira, who played the Aberdeen International Youth Festival in 2007 and is now a professional band. “It’s given them some great opportunities,” said Dare, who thinks there is no reason that local youth can’t have that as well. But first, of course, the students need to get involved in the world music camps in Errington. As the program is so popular, Dare suggests that students sign up now. Fees are $75 for one week, $140 for two weeks or $195 for all three weeks. There are 24 spaces available each week. Classes start at 10 a.m. and finish at 2 p.m., with supervised activities in the park from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The camp registration form can be found at erringtonhall.bc.ca. For more information, contact Dare at 250-586-6583 or vgdare@gmail. com.

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Maple Blues Award for keyboard/piano player of the year and his 2012 album East Meets Vest was also nominated for best recording of the year by the same organization. He has also been credited with keeping an important part of Americana alive, and his new release Roadhouse Revelation is already receiving accolades. While Alabama-born Vest is currently signed to the Canadian independent label Cordova Bay Records and lives in Victoria, he continues to tour extensively. He can be found from small blues joints to large blues festivals across North America, where he regales crowds with his authentic blues sound and stories about the fascinating life of music on the road. Vest’s local performance will starts at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30p.m. Tickets are $12 for OCAC members and $15 general admission and can be purchased in advance from St. Anne & St. Edmunds Church or the McMillan Arts Centre. For more info, contact the MAC at 250-2488185 or info@mcmillanartscentre.com. —NEWS Staff/OCAC

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raiser on May 8 when the dancers will debut their 30-minute Disney routine. Hosted at the Whalebone Theatre in Ballenas, the night will also feature performances by the QBSD competitive dancers and Eclat, a Courtenay-based pre-professional ballet company that includes some QBSD students. Admission is $15 at the door, which opens at 6:15 p.m. for the performance at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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Young Life has worked with our school district through the significant organizational changes of the past year. Our leaders offer lunchtime programs at  Arrowview Elementary and Qualicum Beach Elementary schools, and also have a presence at Kwalikum Secondary School.   Why do we run these programs? It’s about inclusion and participation. We believe every kid deserves a chance to be a part of something and have somewhere to go that is safe and welcoming through his or her school years. Our  leaders are continually learning how to facilitate our lunchtime, evening and  day-trip programs. We are intentional  ‘community builders’. We always want to invite others to join us and be a part of something that

helps all of us grow: socially, emotional  There have been times when I felt ly and spiritually. That got me thinking. alone,  isolated and undervalued and What if our whole  community was like I now put that down to my own shortthat? What if we were alcoming in not  reaching out, ways trying to get to know and I am so grateful to those someone,  and making new who  reached out and enfriends?  What if we were in- By Douglas Lochhead couraged me.  During those tentional  about checking in times, I did not experience with people? What would life at its fullest and most vithat do for our  communibrant.  Those were dark and ty?  For our own lives? frustrating days that seemed   On the side of the comvery long. munity hall in  Qualicum  As a Christian, I now look Beach, we read:  “it  takes a to the Bible for  wisdom and community to raise a child.” advice for all aspects of my life I’d like to suggest: “it takes a and there are great readings community (all of us) to create a commu- about  living life with others, specifically nity that values and includes everyone.” from Jesus: “This  is my command: Love

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a WW2 vet, passed away peacefully in Maple Ridge, on March 6, 2015. He was 92 years young and survived by Evelyn, his loving wife of 67 years, son Gerry and Lorraine Pinel, daughter Maureen and Don Boos, daughter Patricia Molchan, and predeceased by daughter Sharon Zirk. Family meant everything to him and included 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. His smile will be greatly missed by all. A gathering of friends and family will happen Saturday, May 2, 1pm at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76, 180 Veterans Way, Qualicum Beach, BC.

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April 1, 1961 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; April 8, 2015 It is with heavy hearts that we announce Brianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passing. Born in Montreal, Quebec on April 1st, 1961, Brian died peacefully in the Palliative Care Unit of Nanaimo Regional General Hospital after a short, but courageous battle with cancer. Brian is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Lisa Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Melia; sons, Shawn, Ryan, and Matthew. He also leaves behind to mourn his passing his brother and sister, Larry and Gail Kapusta, many extended family members, and a long list of friends. Brian will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. A Memorial Service will be held in Brianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s honour at 11:00 am on Friday, May 1st at Yates Reception Centre, 1000 Allsbrook Road 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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A private gathering is planned to celebrate her life and happiness. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.

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PLETZ, Alvin Martin With heavy hearts we sadly announce the passing of Alvin Martin Pletz on April 6, 2015. Al fought a courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma cancer and had Tammi and his family by his side. Al is survived by two brothers Don (Connie) Pletz and Ron Pletz; daughter Tammi (Richard) French; four grandchildren Ryan, Sean, Tom & Amber and seven great grandchildren. A small family gathering took place recently to celebrate Alâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life as a wonderful father to Tammi, and terrific grandpa and great grandpa to the kids whom he loved so much.

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Passed away on April 15, 2015. She was born to Roy and Verna Ells on April 21, 1948 and raised in High Prairie, AB with sisters Sharon (Lucas), Shirley (Kuefler) and brother Roy. On May 9, 1970 she married William Hindle. They resided in Grande Prairie, Canmore, Sylvan Lake and Red Deer, AB while Bill served in the RCMP.  While in Canmore, Kimberlee and Kari joined the family. In 2006, Barb retired to Parksville, BC. Her passions included hiking, biking and kayaking.   Many hours were spent upgrading trails on Mt. Arrowsmith.   She is survived by husband Bill, daughter Kim (Conan) Graham and Olivia, daughter Kari Brooks, Taylor and Kaden. At her request there will not be a memorial service. She asked that those who knew her save a place in their hearts for her. Special thanks to Dr. Sulz and the incredible medical team who cared for Barbara.

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GARAGE Sale May 2/3. 1789 Settler Road, North Qualicum. Wide selection of items from tools to house hold items, antique furniture which includes a curio cabinet, two dressers with mirrors a wardrobe cupboard, mission chair etc. I also have a chintz collection that can be viewed upon request. Early birds encouraged. We open at 7:00 am. Any questions can be emailed to harlowg@telus.net.

PARKSVILLE- NEIGHBOURHOOD garage sale on Melon Rd, off Howard, Sat & Sun, 8am. Rabbit hutch, china dolls, furniture+ much, much more.

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LETâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GET THAT MOSS OFF YOUR DRIVEWAY! Green looks great in the yard, not on concrete, metal or siding! Call me for your pressure-washing needs as well as other springtime jobs around the house. Vito: 250-240-9613.

HAULING AND SALVAGE ALL TYPES of hauling. Small loads, garden waste, construction debris & junk. Call Ron 250-757-2094, 250-947-0572. Spring Clean Upâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Haul Away Service. Truck for hire. Call Dan 250-228-3364 WAYNEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HAUL-AWAY. Will haul away unwanted whatever. Also, small engine repair. Bondable. 250-752-1639.

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Parksville/Qualicum Beach News The Parksville Qualicum Beach News has an opening for a part-time, temporary reporter/photographer. Reporting to the editor, the successful candidate will provide top-quality work on a range of news and feature stories covering a variety of beats. The successful candidate will have a proven ability to: â&#x20AC;˘ Adhere to deadlines. â&#x20AC;˘ Write concise, accurate, balanced copy and adhere to Canadian Press style guidelines. â&#x20AC;˘ Take sharp, well-formatted photos that can add to our award-winning record of outstanding presentation and design. Familiarity with video production is an asset. â&#x20AC;˘ Take direction while also contributing original story ideas. â&#x20AC;˘ Produce consistent, attractive pages using InDesign and Photoshop while following The NEWSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; style guidelines. â&#x20AC;˘ Be comfortable doing interviews and taking photos in all settings, from the council chambers to the theatre to ball field. â&#x20AC;˘ Be adept at working with social media and loading websites with content, including video. This position is for 30 hours a week for eight weeks starting the week of June 1, 2015. Candidates should have their own digital camera, a vehicle and a valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s licence. The NEWS offers a great working environment with a competitive remuneration plan coupled with a strong benefits package. The Parksville Qualicum Beach News is one of BCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Best Newspapers, the recipient of Gold for Best Community Newspaper in 2010 and 2012 by the BCYCNA. It is the paper of record in Parksville Qualicum Beach. The Parksville Qualicum Beach News is owned by Black Press Community News Media, an independent and international media group with more than 190 community, daily and urban publications, 14 press facilities and over 160 websites in B.C., Alberta, Washington, Hawaii and Ohio. Interested? Send your resume and samples of your work, by May 8, 2015 to: John Harding, Editor Parksville Qualicum Beach News #4 - 154 Middleton Avenue, Parksville, B.C. V9P 2H2 or e-mail: editor@pqbnews.com Black Press www.blackpress.ca C O M M U N I T Y

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

525 Aspen Rd. Qualicum, BC Thurs., Apr 23, 11-3pm Fri., Apr 24, 10-2pm Sat., Apr 25, 9-1pm Lovely collection of fine china- Fenton, Charlotte, Reid, Flow Blue, Old Ivory, Carnival Glass, Doulton Lambeth and more. Old jugs- Fort Edward, Norton and Co., Vates, Littlefield and Farrar, bronze figurines, Doulton figurines, Beswick, Perthshire paper weights, original art by Trinidad, infrared sauna, pine furniture, kitchen, pewter and silver plate, books, linens, garden, wicker, Stairmaster, and lots more.... Hosted by Karenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Transitions Made Simple Check us out: www.transitionsmade simple.com French Creek - 1388 Sunrise Dr. (Sat & Sun) (9-2). Moving Sale! Cancelled if raining. New ladies mtn bike, computers, household goods & lots more! French Creek- 567 Lowryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rd, (near Morningstar Golf Course) Fri, Apr 24 (3-7), Sat, Apr 25 (9-4) Household goods, hockey equipment & toys.

SINGLE HIDE-A-BED, loveseat size, $39. Sunbeam mixer, $14. Call 250-468-7594.

NANAIMO UNIT 102-320 Selby St. April 25 (9-6) & 26 (9-2). House full of vilas furniture to die for. Lot of good household items & art. For photos go to. www.estateliquidators.ca

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NANOOSE BAY. Sat. April 25, 9am-6pm. Tools, furniture, pottery kiln, 18â&#x20AC;&#x2122; canoe, 13.5â&#x20AC;&#x2122; fibreglass boat on re-built trailer, pond liner. Loads of stuff MOVING - everything has to go! 2452 Summerset Road. No early birds. PARKSVILLE- 1480 Industrial Ave, Apr 25 & 26, 9-1pm. Please park outside. Locker #R133 (South end). Moving sale w/lots of tools & equip. PARKSVILLE #19-129 Meridian Way. (Aurora Mobile Home Park). April 25 & 26 (9-1). Lots of good stuff.

Qualicum - 1156 Wedgewood Close, Eaglecrest. Apr 25 Sat(8-3) Antiques,collectables, books, art, household appliances & lots of good stuff! QUALICUM BEACH- 584 Hall Rd, Sat, Apr 25, 8-1pm. Premoving Sale. Furniture, house wares, shop items, too much list. Everything must go! QUALICUM BEACH- Sun, Apr 26, 10-4pm, #201 3156 Island Hwy (kiddy corner from the Sandy Rest). HUGE SALE! entire contents of condo, priced to sell, far too much to list! QUALICUM - Final Moving Sale! 1014 Miraloma Dr. (Chartwell) Sat Apr 25 (8-2). Hundreds of items! Lots for everyone!

The Great GARAGE SALE

Saturday April 25th 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

PARKSVILLE- 729 Phillips St, Saturday, April 25, 9-1pm.

Oceanside Place Arena 830 W. Island Hwy

Parksville - 769 Phillips St. Sat Apr 25 (9-2) Moving Sale! Everything must go, household stuff, bookshelves & more PARKSVILLE 787 San Malo Cresc. Apr 24 (12-4) Patio sale. Small freezer, love seat, lamps, and much more. PARKSVILLE 921 Wembley Rd. St. Columba Church. Sat. April 25th, (8-1). Many items and bake sale. PARKSVILLE 928 Mistaken Pl. (San Pariel). Apr 25 (9-2). Estate Sale (Multi family) Yard & shop tools, furniture, household items. Something for everyone. PARKSVILLE. DOWNSIZING. Sat. April 25, 10am-2pm. Hand drill, electric nail gun, bread maker, food processor, wine fridge, Christmas decor, books, CDs, DVDs, womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eddie Bauer clothing, shoes, menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s suits, Keurig coffee maker & more. 784 Shorewood Drive.

FREE ENTRY Over 20 tables selling lots of treasures 250-248-3252

V.I. WORKABILITY Massive Summer Garage Sale. 2296 Northwest Bay Rd. Nanoose May 8 & 9 (8-5). Records, furniture, vintage video, books, antiques & collectables, plus a ton of household items.

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

REAL ESTATE MOBILE HOMES & PARKS MOBILE HOME rent to own 14 x 64 $900/mo. & RV rent to own $520/mo & RV pads $375/mo. Call 250-248-2973

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO 1 BDRM furnished designer apt, Qualicum Beach village. $1000 utils incld.250-752-8204

MOILLIET MANOR 2 bdrm, first floor Clean, quiet, secure Heat/hot water included $900/mo NS/NP

Call 250-248-9322 MOILLIET MANOR 2 brm, third floor Large vinyl deck patio Clean, quiet, secure d/w, heat/hot water incl. $1000/mo NS/NP

Call 250-248-9322 PARKSVILLE- Avail May 15, 2 bdrm w/balcony, Seniors orientated building 45+, laundry and storage in suite, sm pet ok. N/S ONLY. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. $950. Call (250)248-9655. PARKSVILLE- RENOVATED, partial ocean view, 2 & 3 bdrm apts. Free storage & parking, quiet bldg, heat/hot water included. Quiet tenants need only apply! Refs reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. May 1. $850, $1100. 250-248-3350.

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SHOPRIDER SCOOTER Very good condition. Asking $750. Call 250-248-1216

PARKSVILLE: (3 mins from)2 bdrm+ office, older home. Electric heat, oil furnace. Cat ok, no parties, N/S. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. $800/mo. Avail. now. Call Kathy (250)951-9886.

PARKSVILLE- Final Garage Sale! 749 Bradbury Ave, Sat, April, 25, only,10am-3pm. Miscellaneous & some furniture.

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RE/MAX First Realty Property Management 101-897 W. Island Hwy, Parksville, B.C. Each office independently owner and operated

Available Rental Properties Bowser House: 3 bdrm, 1½ bath, NS - $1450/mth Suite: 1 bdrm, 1 bath, lower suite, NS, NP - $975/mth

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STORAGE MORE SPACE FOR LESS Storage Containers Currently available: 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; $105. + taxes. Open storage for RVs, cars, boats, trailers: $40. + taxes for first 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; $2 each additional foot.

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SUITES, UPPER HILLIERS- 1 BDRM in upper duplex, NS/NP, W/D+ all other appls $850 incldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hydro. Avail May 1. Call (250)752-9066.

WANTED TO RENT DESPERATELY NEEDED senior mother & daughter require a clean, spacious 2 to 3 bdrm, 2 bath home+ garage with low maintenance for long term renting. Excellent renters. Call (250)927-5208.

TRANSPORTATION CARS

Parksville Cottage: 1 bdrm, 600 sqft, NS, no pets - $650/mth Qualicum Beach - North House: Lower level, 3 bdrm, 2 bath - $1100/mth House: 3 bdrm, 1 bath, available June 1 - $1300/mth

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Join Us in Song and Worship Everyone Welcome Sunday 10:00am Errington Hall 1390 Errington Rd. Info: 250-954-3941 www.livinghopecommunitychurch.ca

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The Clanns Celtic Roots Rock

Sat., April 25th • 7-11pm in the pub

HOROSCOPES

Janice Hehr, AMP Mortgage Planner - British Columbia & Alberta

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For Apr. 23, - Apr. 30, 2015

ACROSS 1. William the Conquerer’s birth city 5. Expired 9. Muslim greeting 11. Hangs cloth in loose folds 13. -__, denotes past 14. Jog 16. Ocean shore 17. Promotion of a product 18. The Constitution State 20. Russian space station 22. Paper mulberry bark cloth 23. Fiddler crabs 24. Drunkards 27. Domestic hog 28. Before 29. Papua New Guinea monetary unit 31. Existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul 33. V.P. Quayle 34. Expression of surprise ANSWER TO CROSSWORD PUZZLE NO. 155110

35. Declares untrue 38. Corn dough 40. Ocean 41. Supply with men 42. Spring tides 44. Spooky month 45. To tie in Spanish 47. Possessed 49. Br. Architect Wren 54. Prosecutor for a district 55. Tribal chieftains 56. Fulfill a command 58. Location of White House 59. Happy facial gestures 60. Cheap showy jewelry or ornament 62. Over again 63. Inhabitants of ancient Media DOWN 1. Coarse woolen braid 2. Gangster Capone 3. Ingest 4. Drug enforcement officer (slang) 5. Expression of annoyance 6. Romanian capital until 1861 7. A person who enjoys good food and drink 8. A way to reason 9. Sewing junction 10. Sound of bovines

11. Metric weight unit 12. Stalk of a moss capsule 15. Explosive 16. Reddish brown 19. Short sleeps 21. Decay 25. Crepe fern genus 26. Actor Connery 28. Wipe out recorded information 30. Imparts motion to 32. Compared to 35. Alight from train 36. N.H. 03832 37. 2 piece clothing fastener 39. Express pleasure 40. A plan, outline or model 43. Give a spanking to 44. NY Times publisher Adolph Simon 46. 17th Greek letter 48. Small, stout cyprinid fish 50. Lazy 51. Merganser 52. Fall back from 53. Enlarge hole 57. Hong Kong dialect 61. Initials of “10” actress

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ARIES You will soon get the

LIBRA You should find it

opportunity to sweep away the past and make a new beginning.

easier to deal with partners & loved ones. See things from their perspective.

TAURUS Slow down and

SCORPIO Over the next

make sure your physical, metal and emotional batteries are recharged.

few days new opportunities will open up. Take them.

GEMINI No matter how

the kind to be serious – you are at your best when there is a smile on your face.

often you have clashed with people in the past you can get on with them now.

CANCER You are so close to success. Soon you will be the person everyone wants to know! LEO Your confidence is returning and those feelings of dread and doubt will completely disappear.

VIRGO If you need to be by yourself for a while then do it and don’t feel guilty about it.

SAGITTARIUS You are not

CAPRICORN

You take certain issues too seriously over the next few days. Passion needs an outlet.

Hugh Fraser Double Juno Award Winner “Trombonist of the Year”

April 26, 7:30 pm

Smoke n’ Water Restaurant Pacific Shores Resort, Nanoose Tickets: $20 Students: $15 250-468-7192 or 1-800-857-1402 sora@shaw.ca www.quadwranglemusic.com

AQUARIUS You have plenty to say. Your message will be short and to the point!

PISCES A commitment you made doesn’t seem such a good idea and you may be wondering how to get out of it.

The Great Garage Sale

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Parksville Recital Series Elise Boulanger, Soprano,

Lounge Specials 1/2 price appies Tuesdays & Wednesdays

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Hugh Sinnott, tenor, Nikolai Maloff, accompanist, Selections from Art songs, Operatic Arias and Musicals.

3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 26th, 2015 McMillan Arts Centre Gallery

Available until May 29, 2015

133 McMillan St., Parksville Tickets $15.00 at the door

* Excludes RMT Massage

Concert Sponsors:

Monday to Friday

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PAMELA HIGHBAUGH ALONI With Pianist BRUCE VOGT Works by Beethoven, Piazzolla Mendelssohn and Franck

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NEW COLUMN

Spuds grown in a pot will work (Editor’s note: welcome to Cultivated Garden, a new column for The NEWS by Shirley Eppler, the owner of Cultivate Garden and Gift in Parksville. Eppler has spent more than 20 years in the horticultural industry, both in retail and wholesale.) Grow potatoes in a pot? Sure, why not!  If you are cramped for space in the garden or live in a condo with only a balcony, that doesn’t mean you have to be without home grown potatoes!  Spuds can be grown quite easily in a container as long they get lots of sun and you’re able to water them.  First you need to choose the type of potato you want to grow and eventually eat. There are a lot of varieties, from purple ones to gourmet French Fingerlings to Yukon Gold to Russet Burbank. If your production will be on a super small scale we usually have a mixed basket of bulk potatoes for those who only need a few.  When you get your selection home you need to ‘chit’ them (get them sprouting). Keep in a dry, slightly warm yet dark place so that the

‘eyes’ can sprout (I use a pa- age more potatoes to grow per bag). Once the sprouts from the stem rather than just have shown signs of life or at the bottom where the seed are about half an inch long is, increasing your harvest. and you’re ready to plant, Water is essential during cut the potatoes with a clean, the growing period so make sharp knife into a few pieces sure the soil is evenly moist, but make sure each piece especially when you’re fertilizing.  I use a has at least a granular vegecouple of good table fertilizer sprouts. every couple of  Choose your By Shirley Eppler weeks alternatcontainer.  It ing with a teacan be as simple as a five-galspoon or so of lon, black nursBetter World ery pot  or as Plant Food fancy as you during active want to go, but growing.  Make make sure it’s sure whatever lightweight. fertilizer you use Use a good, light potting mix doesn’t have a higher first such as Get Up & Grow or My number in the N-P-K rating Soil Organic. Put a few inch- or you will get lots of lovely es of soil in the bottom of the green foliage but not much container and then one of happening under the soil.  the cut pieces of seed potato.   Once the plant flowers Cover with a few more inches and the blossoms die off then of soil.  Sit back and wait. that’s the first sign that you   Once the plant grows can harvest, however, you about six inches you can don’t have to if you’re not add more soil, covering the ready, as the potatoes keep stem until only the top sets really well in the ground.  In of leaves are showing. Do this fact, I’ve left some of my pots a couple more times or un- until Christmas dinner! You til the soil level is near the top just need to make sure there of the pot. This will encour- aren’t any potatoes peaking

CULTIVATED GARDEN

WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK

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up above soil level otherwise they’ll turn green.  Speaking of green, when exposed to sunlight the potato goes through a chemical change that results in turning the skin green (the potatoes, not yours). This green skin is toxic and should be peeled or cut away before cooking or discard the whole spud if you’re particularly cautious.   Harvesting is simple. Just tip the pot over, pull the plant out and start plucking out the new spuds. I usually upend the pot where I need more soil in the garden. Growing potatoes in pots is easy and usually you don’t get the same pest problems as you do in the garden, so if you are running out of space and still want to enjoy home grown potatoes then find yourself some containers!  One of my favourite things…new spuds, herbs, garlic, shallots, a dab of butter, a little water and red wine to help steam them, all wrapped up in foil and placed on the bar-be-que. Yum.  Shirley Eppler is the owner of Cultivate Garden & Gift in Parksville.  E-mail: shirley@cultivategarden.com.

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...we gave ourselves a chance to win every game. I’m very pleased with the way those games went last weekend.

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After a weekend that saw them improve with each game, the Quality Foods Parksville Royals are looking to find the win column again this weekend when they host the Langley Blaze. With the first pitch being moved to 12:30 on Sunday, the Royals will try to keep their momentum from last weekend when they take to the field. It’s going to be a tough task for the Royals as they take on the Blaze, who sit with a 7-1 record in the B.C. Premier Baseball League season. “Langley has been solid for the last four or five years,” head coach Dave Wallace said. “They’re a consistent team and we’re going to have our hands full but if we can play the way we did last weekend and continue to trend in the right direction, we’ll be able to find ourselves in a favourable spot on Sunday.” Last weekend the Royals started hitting better as the games went on. Finding themselves down 6-0 at one point against the Victoria Mariners, the Royals showed a lot of heart by battling back to within one run on two separate occasions, only to come up on the losing end of it all. It’s a great sign in the eyes of coach Wallace, who thought his team played very well throughout. “We showed a lot of heart,” Wallace said. “Being down 6-0 to any team at

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Liam Janzen and the Quality Foods Parksville Royals will be looking to get back in the win column this weekend as they take on the Langley Blaze this Sunday (12:30 and 3:00) at Inouye-Wallace Field at Springwood Park.

any point in a game is a tough test. These guys didn’t let that get to them and they battled back.” “They were hitting the ball very well, our pitching did a great job and we gave

ourselves a chance to win every game. I’m very pleased with the way those games went last weekend.” The Royals could see a returning Ethan Fox in the lineup, who missed all

four games last weekend after an injury while warming up on Saturday cost him a weekends worth of games. “We’re hoping he’ll be ready to go,” Wallace said. “You take Ethan out of the equation, he’s our number three hitter, so we lose a little bit there. But we had guys like Josh Anderson step up, he had to move over to center field instead of playing in right field and he did a great job filling in for Ethan out there. It’s great to have that option when you have a player out of the lineup.” Also returning for the Royals is catcher Cory Bukauskas, who missed action last week with a prior commitment. It’ll be a boost to the lineup as Bukauskas shares catching duty with Dean Leyland, who caught all four games last weekend. “We had some adjustments last weekend,” Wallace said. “Both Owen Kelly and Adam McKillican played shortstop, something they don’t do too much of.” “But again, being able to have guys fill in like that when we’re missing a few players is nothing but great for this team going forward. It gives us the ability to do it again in the future if we ever run in to that again.”

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Parksville’s Richelle Bruyckere has moved from Ravensong Aquatic Centre to the pool at Claremont in Victoria and after high school, she’ll swim the lanes at South Dakota State. Bruyckere, 17, was offered a scholarship last month and after a trip to the campus, decided it was the right place to continue

swimming. “I’m really excited,” Bruyckere said. “I had a few offers to choose from but once I went down there to South Dakota State, I had a real good feeling about it. I was really impressed with everything there and I just basically decided on that trip that this was going to be where I wanted to go next year.” At the age of eight, Bruyck-

ere started as a member of the Ravensong Breakers, but without a training partner, Bruyckere found a home in Victoria at Claremont Secondary School, where she’s currently enrolled in the schools swim academy and excels in the 50 metre freestyle and the 200 metre butterfly. “I would have loved to stay at Ravensong,” Bruyckere said.

“I just ran out of training partners so I moved down to Victoria where I have lots of training partners. Being down at Claremont is nice though, I’ve got all grades where they need to be and being in the swimming academy, it’s nice to be in the pool and have that count towards my grades.” Looking ahead to her post-secondary education,

Bruyckere has a few ideas. “I have a few things in mind,” Bruyckere said. “I have my eyes on being a chiropractor, maybe something to do with physical therapy or even something along the lines of business or marketing. I don’t really have a clear idea of what I want to do but I’ve got a few in mind so I feel good about that.” See Looking, page A42

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“It’ll be a good fight for me to see where I’m at. I can head in there and get the win and Brandon Busby has his first fight back in the put myself right in line for a title shot so that’s ring this weekend on the Sunshine Coast at what I’m looking to do when I step back in the “War on the Shore 3” in Gibring this weekend.” It’ll be a good fight for me sons. Busby hopes to get his feet to see where I’m at Busby, who hails from back under him in his first Parksville, got the word not fight back in over two years. Brandon BusBy too long ago and is making He knows it’s going to be the final preparations to make tough but he’s ready for the weight and be both mentally and physically challenge. ready for the challenge that is ahead of him. “I just have to take it one fight at a time,” His opponent, George Vourtsis, is going Busby said. to be a good challenge for Busby as he’s the “I’m looking forward to getting back in the top ranked amateur fighter at the 160-pound ring and seeing where I stack up against a guy weight class. who’s at the top of the division. It’s going to be “He’s number one at 160 in B.C.,” Busby a good fight and I’m hoping to come away with said. the win.”

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all, so it’s nice to kind of push him aside and enjoy a bit of that spotlight.” With time between graduation and university, she will take part in a couple of meets before high school is finished. She’s headed to Edmonton at the beginning of May and then she’ll return for the Island

Championships in June. “I’m excited about the meet in Edmonton,” Bruyckere said. “I’m going to be in a lot of sprint events, which I don’t usually race in so it’ll be a lot of fun to do that. I’m just hoping it’s going to help with my times when the Island Championships roll around in June.”

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