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Despite disagreement from Qualicum Beach Mayor Teunis Westbroek, regional district directors approved a number of initiatives associated with regional water management at Tuesday night’s regular board meeting. Westbroek voiced concern over the changes when they first came up last month, saying it wasn’t fair for his town to suddenly start sharing water with the region after years of good planning by the municipality. “I trust that the board and CAO (Paul) Thorkelsson want to go ahead with this, and Qualicum Beach doesn’t,” said Westbroek. “We aren’t going to get railroaded in the process.” The changes include: working with regional partners to develop a regional water governance model; developing water pricing and regulation changes for RDN-operated water service areas; updating water requirements for subdivision developments; and standardizing regional drought communication protocols. Parksville Mayor Marc Lefebvre pledged his support behind the changes, quoting an editorial piece praising regional governments experimenting with consensus based management involving multiple stakeholders. Thorkelsson insisted the changes are meant to “start a broad conversation about water” confirming the outcome will be controlled entirely by the RDN board. “The only changes that get made, get made by this board,” he said. “Bylaw changes only get made by the board, not by staff, any changes that come out of this are fully controlled by the board.” See LAND PURCHASE HALTED, page A8

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His bike-riding days may be behind him, and his childhood is certainly well in the rear-view mirror. But Parksville’s Fred Vyse still had plenty of incentive to step up on behalf of sick children at last week’s Cops for Cancer burger and beer fundraiser event at Quality Inn Bayside.

In the midst of cheque donations announced last Thursday during the annual stop by the Tour de Rock riders, Vyse, his right pant leg pinned above a missing knee and leaning on a walker, shuffled slowly to the podium accompanied by his wife, Elaine. “Last year I had two legs,” Vyse said as the 21-member tour team stood in a line behind him. “But, unfortunate-

ly, last December I had to remove my leg. I’ve had cancer twice; I think I’ve beaten it this time. At least I hope so, because I intend to come back next year.” As a full house of donors and supporters in the Quality Inn lounge applauded and cheered, Elaine stepped up beside her husband. See THOUSANDS RAISED, page A7

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The public is invited to join in the celebration to officially re-open the Foster Park playground on Friday, Oct. 2 at 3 p.m. Foster Park is located at 625 Pym Street at Sanderson Road. Extensive upgrades to the playground area of Foster Park started in June are now complete, according to a City of Parksville news release. Upgrades include a softer rubber surface with a concrete border replacing pea gravel and an old wooden border, a roadway design around the perimeter of the rubber, all new playground equipment as well as additional picnic tables and larger pads. Estimated cost of the upgrade is about $100,000 supported by the City of Parksville, a grant from the Tire Stewardship B.C. and donations from the Desai family, the Friends of Foster Park, Highway Four Rentals and NR Pass Construction Ltd. Tucked away just off Pym Street (625 Pym Street), Foster Park is a neighbourhood park of 2.72 hectares. There is a large gazebo which is booked for special events such as birthday parties, family reunions, fitness and preschool programs. Formed in 1995, the Friends of Foster Park organization has provided thousands of volunteer hours to maintain and improve the park, host events such as the Easter Egg Hunt and the Halloween Pumpkin Walk as well as working to fundraise for equipment and upgrades. The Friends of Foster Park will host the annual Halloween Pumpkin Walk on Saturday, October 31 from 7-9 pm. — NEWS Staff/City of Parksville news release

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Don’t let the name fool you — Tofino Bus doesn’t just go to Tofino anymore. As of today, October 1, Island-owned Tofino Bus Service has taken over all Vancouver Island bus routes north of Nanaimo and expanded service on established routes from Campbell River to Victoria. Local residents will benefit from more frequent service, especially heading north, said Tofino Bus founder and president Dylan Green. Daily trips from Parksville south will decrease from four to three, but with better schedules and the addition of service from Qualicum Beach, he said. Service north of Parksville and from Campbell River south to Victoria will increase to three daily trips. “When we saw that the former bus service provider had applied to abandon their routes north of Nanaimo, we saw a great opportunity to not only keep that service going, but also expand it in communities along those routes,” Green said in a news release.

As a Greyhound partner, Tofino Bus uses the same stations, accepts Greyhound tickets and freight and coordinate with Greyhound’s Victoria and Vancouver connections. “Other than passengers getting used to the new name and the more frequent buses between Campbell River and Victoria/Vancouver, it’s going to be a seamless transition,” he said. In addition to the more frequent south Island service, Tofino Bus now also provides daily service to Port Hardy and it still offers express service from Victoria to Port Alberni, Ucluelet and Tofino two to three times a day. Founded in 2002, Tofino Bus grew from that single route and is adding five vehicles and five staff with this expansion, reaching 30 drivers and staff in Tofino and Nanaimo. “Employing local people is just one of our company’s founding philosophies,” Green said. “We’ve always wanted to provide a convenient, car-free way to explore the beauty of the Island, and to do what we can to promote other Island businesses.” For more information including schedules visit www.tofinobus.com or call 1-866-9863466. — NEWS Staff/Tofino Bus

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Health care: always a top issue

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According to national polls and local candidates, health care is among the top few issues in this election. “It seems to be a primary issue — with jobs — when I talk to people at the doorstep in all of our communities,” said Courtenay-Alberni Liberal candidate Carrie Powell-Davidson. Conservative candidate John Duncan said his major advantage on the topic is his personal experience. He said his work as party whip, helping other MPs navigate the system, and his wife’s battle with cancer, which he brought up at a recent all-candidates forum give him perspective. “A panel of doctors in Ottawa agreed unanimously Donna would not benefit from treatment… so we went to the U.S. and got a second opinion,” he said. He said the second opinion was that she would benefit, so they came back to Canada for all her treatments, and things have worked out well. Duncan said that while people have the right to seek medical care wherever, he is confident in Canada’s system. On two tier, or privatizing health care, Duncan At least one per cent of health care costs should be said “philosophicaltargeted towards the pro- ly our government has not been using motion of healthy living our spending power and improved nutrition. to enter into areas Glenn Sollitt of provincial jurisdiction. Most of the discussions of delivery of care are best addressed at the provincial level.” Despite that, he said the federal government has leveled penalties on B.C. “for going astray of the Canada Health Act,” on issues like clinics billing for extra services. “As a government we’ve increased health care funding from $20 billion to $34 billion, in basically 10 years,” he said, adding they committed to keeping up funding, legislating minimum three percent annual increases, tied

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to inflation. “It will likely be closer to the three per cent since our economy is not growing in leaps and bounds.” He said they renewed the health accord in 2005 and increased funding six per cent a year for 10 years, but the provinces stopped increasing as much, leading to an imbalance. “Everyone agrees you can’t just throw more money at health care and make it better,” he said, adding, “the only way you really encourage innovation is to have some constraint on your spending.” But the other parties say they would throw more money at it. NDP candidate Gord Johns said they would reinstate the health accord, commit to six per cent annual increases and “invest $300 million to support building 200 more clinics and recruiting 7,000 more health professionals.” But he said the investments would

pay off. They would spend $2.6 billion over four years to develop a national pharmacare program, which would then save the provinces $3 billion a year in bulk buying and efficiencies. He said the lack of funding is hurting the system and is part of a “slippery slope of privatization.” “Nobody budgeted for two tier health care, so when people retire — they expect to be looked after — they’re finding out there’s two tier health care emerging and people can’t afford to pay that extra bit to get the treatments they need.” He said the NDP “goal is to bring people together. The federal government has literally walked away from health care.” “Our leader, Tom Mulcair, is committed to meeting twice a year with the Council of the Federation, which is the premiers,” he said, adding the NDP would renew the health accord

and the health council which oversaw health care but was eliminated by the government. “We know that Canadians value our health care system, it’s what identifies us as Canadian, certainly the NDP, it’s in our DNA being that Tommy Douglas was the champion that brought it forward.” Green candidate Glenn Sollitt agreed that the health accord needs to be renewed and they have a plan to develop a pharmacare system by 2020. He said they will increase access to medication, especially for the 10 per cent of the population who currently can’t afford their prescriptions. He said by combining more than 100 current purchasing groups they will save around $7 billion. The Green Party goal is “single tier health care at a sufficient level,” suggesting Duncan’s wife’s story is an indication that the funding isn’t enough, that people are turning to private clinics and out of the country. See HealtH care, page A6

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“We need to change the model back, to needs based. When the model moved to per capita, that set the trend to move lower and lower funds.” He said they don’t have a specific annual increase, but “six (per cent) is too low,” and they would develop a new formula as part of a new accord. He said the federal government originally covered half of health care costs, but would be down to 12 per cent after coming cuts. He added that “simple things like nutrition and healthy exercise can help drive down costs… at least one per cent of health care costs should be targeted towards the promotion of healthy living and improved nutrition,” and things like more local, less processed food production would make a huge difference. *** Powell-Davidson said her party’s leader, Justin Trudeau, was scheduled to make a major health announcement Wednesday, after press deadline, which she was “anxious to see…” and couldn’t say much before. She would say the party has been talking about developing a pharmacare plan, “working with the provinces to lower drug costs; the costs are becoming inaccessible to many people.” She didn’t have a specific increase amount, but said “the federal government needs to do more to support caregivers, to support promoting health and First Nations health.” She said that while many see it as a provincial responsibility, “the money comes from the federal government,” and there “needs to be more engagement and more of a partnership with the provinces.” Among her personal priorities are a national

dementia strategy, which is relevant for this riding’s senior population, with dementia cases expected to double over the next 10 years. Asked, she said “I’ve got a lot of concerns with the two-tier system, it gets back to supporting the haves and the have-nots and I worry about what effect a two-tier system would have on our national health care plan.” *** “In a modern society like Canada we recognize that health care is a right, not a privilege,” said Marxist-Leninist candidate Barbara Biley. “It is something that should be provided by the state like education, like all the necessary means for people to live, not on the basis of what you can pay but on the basis of what you need.” “I have worked in the health care system since 1972 and I have witnessed the politicization and privatization of health care, which is quite a dangerous and backward looking phenomenon.” “We have an opportunity in this election to send a message to whoever forms the next government that wrecking public health care is not acceptable to Canadians. That means very much defeating the Harper government because it’s the Harper government that’s really taken up the trend that was started in the ’80s and ’90s by the Liberals of cutting funding, abandoning responsibility and destroying national standards.” She said the government is pushing privatization with hospitals being public private partnerships and 60 private clinics now operating. She summed up that her party would reverse the changes made by the current government. — Voting day is Oct. 19. Contact Elections Canada at www.elections.ca, 1-800-463-6868, 250-947-1090 or #6-160 Corfield, for details.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to Section 227 of the Community Charter, notice is hereby given that the Town of Qualicum Beach intends to exempt, by adopting bylaws prior to October 31, 2015, the following properties from municipal property taxes for: 1. The taxation year 2016 for the estimated amount of taxes shown: Lots 2 and 3, Plan 3414, District Lot 101A, Newcastle Land District; 2945/49 Island Highway West (Welch Park) Estimated taxes for the following years: 2016 $11,914 2017 $12,331 2018 $12,762 Lot 6, Block 10, Plan 1894, District Lot 78, Newcastle Land District; 211 Fern Road West (Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach – Sunrise) Estimated taxes for the following years: 2016 $4,211 2017 $4,358 2018 $4,511 Lot 1, Plan 27288, District Lot 78, Newcastle Land District; 250 First Avenue West (Kiwanis Housing) Estimated taxes for the following years 2016 $11,288 2017 $11,683 2018 $12,092 Lot A, Plan 8548, District Lot 78, Newcastle Land District; 110 Second Avenue West (Village Theatre) Estimated taxes for the following years 2016 $5,548 2017 $5,742 2018 $5,943 Portion of District Lot 101 & 101A, Newcastle Land District, SW PT NE of PL3868; SW PT NE of PL3868; REM SW PT; PT SW of RD; NE PT SW of RD; 2711 Island Highway West (Tourist Bureau) Estimated taxes for the following years: 2016 $1,763 2017 $1,825 2018 $1,889 Portion of Lot B, Plan VIP58293, District Lot 59 & 60, Newcastle Land District, Except Plan VIP59287; 644 Memorial Avenue (Curling Rink) Estimated taxes for the following years: 2016 $3,478 2017 $3,609 2018 $3,735 Portion of Lot 9, Plan 2047, District Lot 78, Newcastle Land District Except Plan 27288, 42165, VIP55424, VIP60676; 665 Jones Street (Lawn Bowling Club) Estimated taxes for the following years: 2016 $14,930 2017 $15,453 2018 $15,993 Portion of Lot A, District Lot 124, Nanoose District, Plan 42657 Except That Part in Plan 44330, Lease A3 – 1000 Ravensbourne Lane (Beaufort Squadron @ Airport) Estimated taxes for the following years: 2016 $5,392 2017 $5,581 2018 $5,776 Lot A, Plan 16180, District Lot 57, Newcastle Land District, Except PART IN PLAN 3022 RW; 587 Beach Road (Museum) Estimated taxes for the following years: 2016 $5,892 2017 $6,099 2018 $6,312 Lot A, Plan 9145, District Lot 63 and remainder of Plan 1026, DL 57-62, Newcastle Land District; 469 Memorial Avenue (Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Club) Estimated taxes for the following years: 2016 $65,028 2017 $67,304 2018 $69,660 Lot 1, Plan 13424, District Lot 57, Newcastle Land District; 210 Crescent Road West - (Valhalla - Hospice) Estimated taxes for the following years 2016 $14,615 2017 $15,126 2018 $15,656 Lot 2, Plan 43567, District Lot 78, Newcastle Land District; 122 Fern Road West (TOSH Arts Centre) Estimated taxes for the following years: 2016 $19,715 2017 $20,405 2018 $21,119 Strata Lot 1, Plan VIS5454, District Lot 78, Newcastle Land District; 703 Memorial Avenue (Qualicum Beach Seniors’ Activity Centre) Estimated taxes for the following years: 2016 $7,245 2017 $7,498 2018 $7,761 Lot 21, Block 8, Plan 1894, District Lot 78, Newcastle Land District; 124 Second Avenue West (Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce Office) Estimated taxes for the following years: 2016 $6,689 2017 $6,923 2018 $7,165 Block 5, Plan 1894, DL 78, Newcastle Land District; 180 Veterans’ Way (Royal Canadian Legion Branch #76) Estimated taxes for the following years: 2016 $11,650 2017 $12,058 2018 $12,480 Lot A, Plan 19140, District Lot 78, Newcastle Land District; 591 Arbutus Street (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) Estimated taxes for the following years: 2016 $2,434 2017 $2,520

2018 $2,608

Lot 12, Block 5, Plan 1835, District Lot 53, Newcastle Land District; 423 First Avenue West (Jehovah’s Witnesses) Estimated taxes for the following years: 2016 $9,117 2017 $9,436 2018 $9,766 Lot A, Plan 50661, District Lot 58/59, Newcastle Land District; 138 Hoylake Road West (St. Mark’s Anglican Church) Estimated taxes for the following years: 2016 $5,540 2017 $5,734 2018 $5,934 Lot A, VIP58293, District Lot 60, Newcastle Land District; 150 Village Way (St. Stephen’s United Church) Estimated taxes for the following years: 2016 $3,617 2017 $3,743 2018 $3,874 Lot 1, Plan 13066, District Lot 122, Nanoose Land District; 825 Village Way (Christian Fellowship Centre) Estimated taxes for the following years: 2016 $17,232 2017 $17,835 2018 $18,460 Plan VIP59287, District Lot 57 & 58, Newcastle Land District, those parts shown as “Road to be Closed”; 600 Beach Road (Qualicum Community Baptist Church) Estimated taxes for the following years: 2016 $6,371 2017 $6,594 2018 $6,825 Heather Svensen Corporate Administrator Town of Qualicum Beach


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“I think there’s been an underlying current that somehow there’s an underlying agenda. This is entirely open and transparent, any changes will come to this board,” said Thorkelsson. Other highlights from Tuesday night’s regular RDN meeting: • Board members voted to replace all 24 existing diesel buses with 24 compressed natural gas (CNG) buses. Qualicum Beach Mayor Teunis Westbroek called it “a great move in the right direction, it will improve our ability to be more cost efficient.” • The RDN board awarded a contract for bird control services at the Regional Landfill to Pacific Coast Raptors for three years starting Oct. 5 for $277,980. • The board directed staff to proceed with an application for Crown Land Nominal Rent Tenure related to the investigation and development of a groundwater supply source for the

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increasing set backs from the natural boundaries of the Strait of Georgia, not approving decreases.” Roach claimed privacy may be compromised, and more importantly, public risk may be increased due to bank instability. However, David Wallace, an agent of the applicant, said the property owner has done his homework hiring a geotechnical engineer and addressing safety concerns. “(The applicant) is replacing a house built in the 1970s,” said Wallace. “All they are asking to do is replace the existing house.” But RDN director Bob Rogers, who represents Nanoose Bay, denied the application saying there needs to be further examination of the set back in question and more consultation with neighbours. — Candace Wu

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peripherals and even thermostat failures that left classrooms in some schools ranging in temTeachers throughout School District 69 were perature from 17 to 28 degrees. left scrambling to plug gaps in a new computing “We were really hopeful for a smooth transiand communications system installed late this tion, but we were marred by a myriad of probsummer, the head of the local teachers’ union lems,” Heinrichs said. “Teachers have worked told the board of trustee in its first meeting of extremely hard to keep it away from the chilthe 2015-16 school year last Tuesday. dren, to make sure the staff has been as positive The new system of servers as it can be, but these issues and new Wi-Fi network, de- We were really hopeful for are causing a lot of strain on a smooth transition, but signed to allow students to my colleagues and on all staff.” we were marred by a connect and learn with their Trustees appeared alarmed myriad of problems own personal computing deby the responses of the teachNORBERTA HEINRICHS vices, is being installed as part ers and asked Heinrichs for of the district’s overall Strategic a copy of her summary of the Plan, assistant superintendent problems. Gillian Wilson said. Wilson said the district is aware of the issues, “In the history of MATA we’ve never received some of which have already been addressed. so many e-mails about (teachers’) concerns, so They arose as the result of the installation of I was quite alarmed,” said Norberta Heinrichs, both new computer servers and a new wi-fi netpresident of the Mount Arrowsmith Teachers’ work, at the same time the district was switchAssociation. “It’s been quoted, ‘It’s a nightmare.’” ing to a new Ministry of Education student inHeinrichs proceeded to tick off an extensive formation system, MyEducation BC. list of challenges faced by teachers and stu“It’s just really unfortunate that it all hapdents in the opening weeks of the school year, pened at once, and MyEducation also came from an inability to access programs, files and along,” said Wilson. other resources online, dropped or inaccessiRead the full story online at ble Wi-Fi signals, classroom computers unable www.pqbnews.com to connect to printers, smart boards and other

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A culvert collapse in Qualicum Beach is being fixed as fast as possible as the weather keeps getting wetter. “There’s almost an emergency repair required on a culvert on Village Way,” Director of Engineering Bob Weir informed town council last week. “The culvert failure is causing the Village Way roadway to slough and the roadway and utilities are threatened,” he said of an eight foot bank that fell away from the side of the road around the downstream end of the culvert carrying Beach Creek under Village Way at Hemsworth Road. Weir said a joint failed in the corroded culvert and as much as 15 feet of backfill sloughed off the bank.

Pictures from inside the culvert show a green tree branch through a gap in the culvert at a spot that should be 14 feet underground, Weir said. He said with fall’s “wet weather approaching it’s unlikely to survive season,” adding that it’s a fish carrying stream. He said because of the urgency they brought in a culvert realigning specialist they have worked with before to asses the situation and either fix it or at least stabilize the bank as fast as possible. The specialist said the first 30 metres of the pipe are fine but the last six metres will have to be replaced. Weir estimated the work at $50,000 to $70,000 but that is an early estimate. He said the work is also complicated by the existence of “a significant buried telephone cable in the area, on that side of the road,” which they have to work around.

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rite about it and they will respond. Without hesitation. In large numbers. With passion from all sides of the debate. You might be wondering what subject matter we are referring to here. The federal election? Nope. Homelessness? No. Health care? Nada. Whenever we, or our valued letters to the editor contributors, write about issues related to dogs, the proverbial poop hits the fan. This subject matter provides an excellent example of how there are often more than two sides to a story. It also serves as an example of how all people in what may seem the same category do not think alike — not all dog owners agree on all issues, for example. Dogs have been with families for thousands of years. They have worked beside their owners, protected them and provided them with companionship. These days, they do all of the above and more. We have seen how dogs light up the faces of the sick, the elderly and even those with dementia who don’t respond to other stimuli. They are a lifeline for the blind and invaluable for law enforcement. We have also seen how dogs get loose and kill livestock, or attack other dogs or threaten and scare people in public. Like the gun control debate, it often comes down to the responsible nature of the owners, or lack thereof. If a dog is properly trained and properly restrained, problems are less likely to occur. However, unlike guns, dogs are living, breathing animals whose reactions cannot be predicted 100 per cent of the time. Local governments have tried to please everyone as they set up dog parks, on and off-leash and the like. We all know what happens when you try to please everyone. Clarity over dog issues would be welcome in Parksville Qualicum Beach. One of the symptoms of an over-governed area is a mishmash of bylaws and regulations. One almost needs to carry a GPS indicator around here to know what jurisdiction one is situated. We have different bylaws in Parksville, Qualicum Beach and the Regional District of Nanaimo. You can be in all three jurisdictions within a three-minute drive near French Creek. There are also provincial and federal regulations to consider when near a park or nature reserve or the ocean. We challenge these governments to work together and produce a clear map of where one can walk a dog (with or without a leash). We will commit to devoting a full colour page for publishing that map. — Editorial by John Harding

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Canvassing in strata buildings Re: ‘Aggressive Politics’ letter to the editor (The NEWS, Sept. 24). The canvassers who came to my strata-owned apartment building earlier this month were polite and non-aggressive. Instead of opening the door with the phone entry system, I directed them to a council member who, together with another council member, escorted the canvassers through the building. The Canada Elections Act (S.C. 2000, c. 9) applies to all strata corporations during a federal election. Under section 81 (1) of the act, strata corporations cannot restrict reasonable access to the property for the purpose of canvassing or distributing election material between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Under section 486 (2) of the Act, anyone who contravenes subsection 81 (1) is guilty of an offence. Under section 322 (1) of the Act, no strata corporation may prohibit the owner, tenant, or occupant of a strata corporation from displaying electoral signs on his or her strata lot, although under subsection (2) a strata corporation may set reasonable conditions relating to the size or type of election advertising posters and may prohibit the display of election posters in common areas of the building. Anyone who is guilty of an offence under subsection 486 (2) above is liable on conviction to a fine of not more than $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or both. With the federal election underway, strata corporations are likely to encounter political canvassers requesting access to their buildings and the posting of election signs in strata lots. They are required to oblige.

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Joggers allowed in all Qb parks

I agree with last week’s letter to the editor that the Qualicum Beach Community Park off-leash area is a jewel in the crown of Qualicum Beach. In fact, I’ve been walking my dogs there almost every day since I moved here almost two years ago. However, in my hundreds of walks in the park I have not had a single confrontation with a jogger. All of the ones I’ve met have been quite courteous. I’ve even met one couple who slow down and walk whenever they pass a dog so as not to startle it or its owner — very thoughtful indeed. Unfortunately, I have met a number of inconsiderate dog owners who allow their dogs to run at other dogs in a dominant/ aggressive manner, jump up on people and bark incessantly for no reason. Such behaviours are annoying, even to other dog walkers, and can be downright frightening to people who are not comfortable around dogs. Yes, even a small dog that barks aggressively can be scary to other people, no matter how much its owner insists that “he is actually very friendly.” The Community Park is not a dog park. It’s simply a public park that allows dogs to be exercised off-leash as long as they are under the control of the owner and not disturbing other trail users. Of course the public have a right to run

(or walk) on any public trail in town, just as I have a right to walk my dog there. I’ve never heard of any public park, off-leash or otherwise, that has a ban on joggers. These are designated multi-use trails and as long as everyone is considerate of, and courteous to, other users there is no reason we can’t all continue to enjoy these beautiful trails. Be careful what you wish for. If it ever came down to dogs vs joggers I’m afraid it would probably be the pooches and their owners who are ultimately excluded. carol doerinG Qualicum Beach

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Why is the media ignoring the Green Party and its leader Elizabeth May? She is smart, answers questions in a comprehensive manner backed up with research and a carefully thought out longterm perspective. She is extremely hardworking and a team player avoiding all the petty political party bickering. She doesn’t make specious promises, or verbal attacks on other party leaders. She truly wants to get on with the job of governing the country. A Green vote is not a wasted vote. With a minority government, the Green Party, with a minimum of 12 seats, could hold the balance of power.  Yes we need a change and wouldn’t a minority government situation with all parties participating at their highest level  be the change we need? sheila crease Parksville See LETTERS, page A13

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They don’t bother They don’t bother me. me. I don’t see too mona Johnson many. Parksville FranK Van ThIene Parksville

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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK

Enthusiastic Responsive Supportive

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

KEVIN CARL

We accept your, Arts & Entertainment, Service Group, Non Profit Organization, Church, Library, Fundraiser, Open to the Public notices on a first come, first served basis.

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THU. OCT 1

Featured Events for the Week

MILNER GARDENS FOREST FANTASIES

2015 COATS FOR KIDS

OCT 7-FREE YOUTH CAREER NIGHT

10am-4:30pm, To Oct 11, 2179 W. Is. Hwy, QBeach. Mid Is. Floral Art Club creations. 250-752-6153, milnergardens@shaw.ca, https://www2.viu.ca/milnergardens/admissions.asp

OCEANSIDE BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

7pm, The Gardens, 650 Berwick N., QBeach. Ladies living with breast cancer are welcome. 250-752-8066 or amen@shaw.ca

THE PARKSVILLE NEWCOMERS’ CLUB

7pm/meeting, 132 Jensen St. Parking. Guest Speaker, Volunteer & Organization Recruitment Fair. www. parksvillenewcomers.net

COOMBS OLD TIME FIDDLERS

7:30pm, Rotary House, QBeach. every Thurs. dance or listen; all ages; $3/includes snacks. Bruce Foden, 250-594-3750.

to Oct 14. cara.macdonaldgray@telus.net, 250-927-3781. QBeach, Susan Stark 250-616-9974, parksvilleamrotary

WHAT IS SHAMANISM

7pm, Parksville Community Ctre. Speaker: Angela Jeffreys from NS. By donation. Shift 954 1002

FRI. OCT 2 SCHOOL’S OUT EVERYONE WELCOME SKATES 1:30-3pm, Oct 2 & 5, Oceanside Place. Reg. Admiss. Rec & Parks, 250-248-3252, recparks@ rdn.bc.ca, www.rdn.bc.ca/ recreation.

PARKSVILLE MUSEUM FARMERS MARKET

5-8-pm, to Oct 9th. 1245 E. Is Hwy. Locally grown/made foods. FREE museum. Nikki Gervais, 250-248-6966, Manager@parksvillemuseum.ca, http://www.parksvillemuseum.ca/Markets/

Oct. 07, 3:30-5:30pm, 15-18yrs. Career Centre. Get the inside scoop on finding employment within the Oceanside area. Find out about local employers. Pizza will also be served. Pre-register RDN, Recreation & Parks 250-248-3252 or www.rdn.bc.ca/recreation.

FRI. OCT 2 VANCOUVER IS. UNIVERSITY’S (VIU) OPEN HOUSE

10am-3pm, Nanaimo campus, 900 Fifth St. Prizes, activities, FREE parking. Learn about all the great programs & events. Info: viu. ca/openhouse

MINDS IN MOTION

1:30-3:30pm, Fridays to Dec 11. PCC, 132 E. Jensen Ave. Fitness & social program for early stage memory loss. Register, 1-800-462-2833 or sstlouis@alzheimerbc.org. Drop-ins accepted if space. www.alzheimerbc.org

SAT. OCT 3 LIVE MUSIC

QUALICUM BEACH ANIMAL HOSPITAL Dr. Ashley Bernauer and staff would like to thank all the people who came out to support our OPEN HOUSE THIS PAST SATURDAY. Thanks to family and friends! And a special thanks to Sue Salter for making special treats for our clients and their four-legged friends. We look forward to hosting regular events in the future. 666B Memorial Ave. (next to Naked Naturals) Qualicum Beach • 752-3622

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Reflexology * RainDropTherapy Massage Facials * IndianHead Massage and more... Nurture your Whole Body with a warm comforting massage and feed your skin with 100% organic, luxurious products. www.zenbody-massage-esthetics.com

7-11pm, Shady Rest Pub. THE KINGMIXERS! New at THE Shady! Seasoned professionals playing live music at it’s best! 3109 W. Is. Hwy, QBeach. !250-752-9111.

INTRO TO GPS

9am-12pm, Arrowview Elementary. 19+/$25. Local Arrowsmith Search & Rescue team show how to use GPS units. How to choose a unit. Dress for outdoors. Pre-register RDN, Rec & Parks, 250-248-3252, recparks@rdn.bc.ca

OPENING RECEPTION & SALE

1-3pm, MAC, 133 McMillan St, Parksville. Refreshments & meet the artists. Photographer Randy Hall, Wednesday Painters & Arrowsmith Artist’s Group show. 250-248-8185, info@ mcmillanartscentre.com

SUN. OCT 4

SAT. OCT 3 BALLENAS WHALERS VS BELMONT HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 12-5pm, Ballenas Sec. School, 135 Pym St. Parksville. FREE. 12pm/Juniors, Seniors/3pm. Support local football. Enjoy a hot dog or two! rayandpaula@shaw.ca

TIBETAN HAPPY FESTIVAL

8am-1pm, 703 Memorial Ave. 20 tables, something for everyone! Refreshments. 250-752-0420, qbseniors@ shawbiz.ca

QUALICUM BEACH FARMERS MARKET

8:30am-12pm, Veterans Way/Memorial. Fresh, local produce. Mimi@1-844843-7236. qbfmmanager@ gmail.com, qbsspublicity@ gmail.com, 250-752-8849.

TUE. OCT 6

PARKSVILLE & DISTRICT ROCK & GEM CLUB

LEARN TO MEDITATE

7-9pm meeting, Arrowsmith Hall, 1014 Ford Rd, Coombs. Guests welcome. 248-6177.

Sundays,12:15-1:45 pm, To Dec 13, OS Place Arena, Courtesy of PV Lions & Save-on-Foods. Children with adult, 19 years+. www. rdn.bc.ca/recreation.

LIBRARY CHESS

MON. OCT 5

OS CONCERT BAND

6-8pm every Tuesday, QBeach Library, 660 Primrose St. FREE. 250752-6121. Ages 7+. www. rooks-on-books.com

5:30-6:30pm, MAC, 133 McMillan St, Parksville. Achieve balance in life. All ages, FREE. 250-954-5040, www.freemeditation.ca.

WED. OCT 7 BUDS TO BLOSSOMS 10:30-11:15am, The Gardens, 650 Berwick Rd N, QB. FREE, Residents & preschoolers share books & songs. Helen 250-7526121, hstevens@virl.bc.ca

CANADIAN FED. UNIV. WOMEN PV/QB

7pm., QB Civic Ctre. ForumChallenges of Meeting Local Social Needs. All Wecome. http/www.cfuwpq.ca

TOPS BC 4248 CLOTHING BAZAAR

7:30-9:30pm weekly practice, Anglican Church, 407 Wembley Rd, PV. $50/year, Gordon Elliott, gordelliott@ shaw.ca, 250-586-9388.

TUESDAY BIRD WALKS

PCCC MOVIES

Oct 7-10, LOVE & MERCY, MAX, SPY. $5/door Concessions Available. www.parksvillecentre.com

EVERYVOICE SINGERS

9am, Parksville Beach Community Park. Neil Robins, 250-390-3669, thebackyard@shaw.ca, thebirdstore.blogspot.ca/

7:15-8:45pm, Errington Hall, $10 drop in. All voices welcome. Songs taught by ear. Kelly, 250-248-8374, errington5_@hotmail.com

10am-12:30pm, St. Anne/ St. Edmunds Church, 407 Wembley Rd, Parksville. Quality used clothing & accessories, reasonable $, white elephant table. 250752-5344.

TUE. OCT 6

OCEANSIDE PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT

7pm, The Gardens, 650 Berwick N., QBeach. Speakers This Night - Dr. Zeid Mohamedali MD, PhD, FRCS(C) & Feloza Mohamedali - Biofeedback & Urostim. Newly diagnosed or affected, family & friends welcome. 250-752-7489 or brook@shaw.ca

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MUSIC ON SUNDAY

2:30-4:30pm The Old School House Arts Centre. The Tom Keenlyside Quartet, Ron Hadley-piano, Sean Drabitt-bass & Hans Verhoeven-drums. 250752-6133, http://www. theoldschoolhouse.org/ MOSFall2015.html

PV & DISTRICT COMMUNITY CHOIR 7pm, Knox United Church, 345 Pym St, Parksville. OS area singers. Ann/$90. No auditions. 250-752-8130.

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Call 250-667-7393

TUE. OCT 6

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10am-3pm, Kathok Ctre, 2800 Grafton Ave. Live musicians, Kids Games, Meditation, Massage, Artisans, Food etc! Happiness on all levels! *Park on Grafton Ave. www. peaceiswithin.ca

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Voting for priVilege?

The world is at a difficult time. Most Canadians have simple wants: a just society where their families can enjoy housing, healthy food, safety and a government that respects them, a democracy that puts their needs before those of the large corporations that threaten to take their wealth elsewhere if their demands are not met. The record of the government in power has resulted in more than 60 per cent calling for change, if you believe recent polls. We were warned several years ago when Prime Minister Stephen Harper spent a billion dollars to host the G20 meeting in Toronto. A large number of people were staging a peaceful protest when things got violent with rocks and bottles being hurled. A young friend of mine who was making a video went to the back of the line where he recorded men with hoods and batons beating up the protesters. These were policemen trying to justify their presence by making the protesters appear violent. His video was later used to expose this rouse. The officer in charge was found guilty and jailed. The young man is now seeking election in Nanaimo. The Conservatives brag about balancing the budget. This is easy to do when you lay off personnel, drop scientists and programs and cut services to vets, all of which I believe the Conservatives have done in their time in office. When I look at the blue signs on lawns I ask: are these people who are active in their communities to help the middle or lower income Canadians or do they seek to retain a position of privilege and power…? Art SkipSey Qualicum Beach

pV needs a nice slum Re: John Harding’s Sept 25 editorial (‘Daniel’s story’). What Parksville needs is a nice slum. It’s about time some level of government designated a significant piece of land, subdivided it into 50-foot lots, leased the land base for a nominal fee and let anyone build anything they want with a maximum footprint of 600 square feet. CrAig MCFeely Parksville

thanks for urn return The family of a very special urn which was stolen from Yates Cemetery in July 2015 would like to extend its heartfelt gratitude to whomever returned the urn to the Oceanside RCMP detachment.

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It means the world to us to have it back. Thank you! We would like to extend our thank you to the RCMP for their media releases and their help in this return and The NEWS for doing stories about the situation.        We truly appreciate everyone who did their part in making this return happen.  We are forever grateful. gAil lAMbourne Nanaimo

“I just want to live somewhere where I touch a button on the wall and it will become nice and warm.” These words of a four year old spoken over 20 years ago have stayed with me. So, today I want to look at Canada to see how we are doing in making this dream a reality. Every year the number of single mothers and children grows. These are our neighbours and citizens of our communities. They are locked out of the dream, and live in poverty most often. Our First Nations people are locked out too. The children seek drugs and suicide for relief from the hopelessness. The mothers seek a future where none exists, often forfeiting their lives. Children are taken away from their culture, and placed in unsafe environments. As our families within communities are torn apart through the need of migrant work, we leave mothers and children to adjust to the disruptive family life. Society loses its members as no one has the time to participate or think about issues. A vacancy is created that leaders cannot fill. Security is an issue, as our future adults are burdened with debt, housing costs beyond their means, low paying jobs with no future. The children of today may well become the new homeless of tomorrow, this the real terror of our times. The children of the past generations are the homeless of today and this reminder strikes terror in our hearts, for this may be the future for our children’s children. So the war on terror and the laws for security can not and have not protected its people. The principles of leadership are neglected in this Canada. During the election listen carefully to the fear mongering and wonder if these are the real issues in the real lives of the people. I for one would like a Canada that cares for its people and the Earth. The health of a nation is not measured by its wealth but by the health and happiness of its citizens. pAuline liSte Parksville

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Walbran Room (main level) ~ Light refreshments will be served!

Tuesday, October 6th • 7pm– 9pm Come join us and learn about Viking Cruises... as they continue to build new long ships and chart a new course in ocean cruising as well. The river cruise experience is continuing to be a hot commodity, and Viking is now translating their fabulous river cruise reputation to allow a Viking style ocean cruise experience.

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Space is limited, so please reserve your seat. RSVP by October 1st

with your name(s) and number attending to Carolyn at 250-390-0220 or Toll Free: 1-800-854-9664 or email: Carolyn@cruiseplus.ca

Big News

CruisePlus will be opening a full service travel agency office in Qualicum Beach in November! (we’ll be located right across the street from the Royal Bank).


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The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the first Qualicum Beach and region Business Walk, taking place on Wednesday, Oct. 14. According to a news release issued by the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Business Walk “aims to take the pulse of the business community by connecting face to face with businesses.” Volunteer teams will be going door to door from 10 a.m. to noon downtown, on the beach along Highway 19A, Qualicum north, Qualicum Bay and Bowser areas. Volunteer walkers (teams of business, civic leaders and business support service providers) will go from business to business asking owners and managers a couple of simple questions about their business. Businesses that express a need for assistance will receive follow-up visits and be provided support. Business Walks are recognized as economic development best practices by the province. Gathering community and business information is a key ingredient in fostering economic growth and expansion potential. Business owners and managers are encouraged to be at their place of business on Wednesday Oct. 14 when the teams are engaged in Business Walks. The walk involves a partnership between the B.C. Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, Michelle Stilwell – Minister of Social Development and Innovation, the Town of Qualicum Beach, the Qualicum Beach Downtown Business Association, the Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association, the Lighthouse Country Business Association and local service providers. The lead for this project is the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce. — Submitted By The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce

Bless your animals Sunday Oct. 4 is the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. A lover of nature, he is considered the patron saint of animals. To mark the date, St. Mark’s Anglican Church in Qualicum Beach is holding a special “blessing of the animals” service. The celebration will start at 10 a.m. followed by a blessing in the car park. If you have an animal close to your heart (and what animal isn’t?) bring them along to St. Marks at Hoylake and Memorial and have them blessed. — Submitted By St. Mark’s Anglican Church in e Jo

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Be prepared when venturing on our trails MICHAEL ADDISCOTT NEWS Contributor

It’s 6:30 on a Wednesday evening and I’m looking forward to dinner after a busy day at work. Just as I load a plate, my phone goes off with a Search and Rescue page. I divert myself from the cutlery drawer to a notepad as I hit the keypad to confirm my identity. A recorded message gives details of the task. “Missing family of 4, lost while walking their dog in Englishman Falls Park. Unprepared for the weather. No flashlight or outdoor safety equipment. Meet at Englishman Falls Parking lot. Press 1 to confirm attendance. Key in estimated number of minutes to arrival.” Quickly, dinner gets scooped into Tupperware, a Thermos gets filled and I run through the mental rehearsal of what I’ll need for an overnight search and rescue in the bush. This is a scenario that, in one form or another, has played out dozens of times over the last few years. The lost people or location will be different, the requirements change with the time of year but, inevitably, another group or individual will be the subjects of a search. Mild Autumn days bring examples of people being caught out by early sunset, unexpectedly adverse weather or simply taking a wrong turn on a gentle forest walk. As a rescuer, I’ve seen the same pattern repeat itself many times with both locals and tourists facing the embarrassment, not to mention danger, of needing found and rescued from the bush as a result of not recognizing that even a “walk in the park” can go awry. Seeing the scale of a search, and realizing how it could have been avoided, makes most rescued people change how they approach outdoor activities. Hopefully, by giving an insight into how a search and rescue call develops, I can encourage more people to avoid being the cause of a callout. As with all qualified searchers in BC, I keep a 24 hour pack ready to go at short notice. This is small enough to allow easy movement in tough terrain, but must contain clothing, food, water, shelter building equipment, firestarting materials, first aid, powerful lighting and anything else that may make life easier in tough wilderness situations. I replenish water and update the food and clothing regularly. I also have a vest with compass, whistle, notepad, leather gloves, eye protection and several other essentials, ready to pull on and relatively comfortable across every season. I note my mileage and time of departure and drive to the rendezvous point where the command vehicle will be setting up. As I arrive and sign in, more volunteers arrive from wherever they were when the RCMP requested SAR assistance. I read the whiteboard on the side of the command vehicle for updated information, sign out a GPS and check with a search manager to see if there are any immediate jobs that I can assist with. As soon as there is enough manpower to put teams to-

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SAR Team Members train for rescues in hard terrain and any weather, day or night.

gether, missions are allocated to groups of searchers, each under the command of a qualified search team leader. All missions require a briefing to make sure every member knows what will be expected of them and is comfortable with the upcoming task. Equipment is signed out, radios checked, maps marked with start points and search areas and transport arranged if necessary. Teams head out into the rain and darkness as quickly as possible, once some idea of probable area is established. Teams head for distant points to create a cordon, while others quickly cover the most likely roads and trails, stopping often to use whistles, vehicle horns and lights to try and attract a response from the lost party. Some areas are well known to searchers after years of people repeating the same errors. Englishman Falls has a big sign at the upstream park boundary, warning the public not to pass as many people have got lost. People continue to pass this sign, get disoriented and mistakenly believe they’ll find a trail by bushwhacking back to the river. As darkness approaches, they realize they will be unable to make further headway. By this point they will be unable to tell emergency services where they are, often depleting their cellphone batteries by using gps

and flashlight apps. By directing teams to a number of likely areas, voice contact is made around 2am and, as several teams take a compass bearing to the shouts and dog barks, the position of the lost party can be triangulated by command. Teams near the subjects are given a set of GPS coordinates to move towards and before long the family is found, soaked to the skin, shivering and terrified in pitch darkness. The first team on site reassures the group, making sure they are all accounted for, then assesses everyone for injuries, hypothermia and any other significant factors as food, hot drinks, heat packs and shelter are provided. All information is carefully relayed back to command. A fire is built, providing heat, light and morale, and extraction plans put in place. The preferred option of walking back out the flagged route cut by one of the teams will not be possible as the family has no reserves left to move. Instead, swiftwater team members are pulled from their teams to rendezvous with the equipment trailer and a boat is deployed to collect the subjects and ferry them to easy trails a short distance from road access. As they are handed over to paramedics, teams retrace steps, carefully checking for garbage and any flagging tape that was used to mark searched areas and routes cut through the bush. Once interviews are carried out to get a picture of what happened, the search is stood down and all equipment heads back to the hall, repacked quickly but, wherever possible, in a way that will allow it to be used should another callout take place. Many items need cleaned and dried before being re-packed. Over the next couple of days everything will be dealt with accordingly, vehicles washed, paperwork filed and reports made. Of course, search and rescue requires more than just those who can handle physical tasks. The group requires administrative personnel, search operations rely on communications, people are needed to sign out equipment, provide transport and carry out other supporting roles. Becoming a searcher is a demanding, but rewarding, way to volunteer in your community. And remember, even if you have no interest in volunteering, you can play a vital part by being prepared when you venture onto our trails. Advice on what to take and how to plan a trip is available on the “Hikes and Bike Trails” section of outsideradventures.com The search described above is not an actual task, but represents many that have taken place locally. Michael Addiscott is a regular contributor to The NEWS. E-mail: mail@outsideradventures.com

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About Ian Warren... Ian was born and raised in British Columbia and while he has enjoyed long stints working overseas and in Canada, in 2007 Ian returned home to the west coast and to his roots. Most recently he was the owner of one of Parksville’s favourite lunch spots. Ian is passionate about showcasing the beauty of Vancouver Island living for both buyers and sellers; the island truly is one of the best places to live in Ian Warren Canada. Having worked in customer service his whole life, Ian believes the key to great service is building solid relationships based on trust, honesty and, most importantly, listening to what the client wants. Service First is his motto. In addition to his Food and Hospitality management experience Ian worked for ten years in the Printing and Graphics Arts industry. Both industries are fast paced: attention to detail is paramount, satisfying the customers wants and needs in a given time-frame a must. Ian thrives under pressure, will always take your call and address issues before they become problems. With extensive training at U.B.C.’s Sauder Business School and thru Royal LePage coupled with his strong customer service background, you can be certain that your real estate needs will be his number one priority. In Ian’s free time he has a passion for photography, food, and renovating his midcentury modern home and his is always on the look-out for a great game of tennis! Ian can be reached at our Parksville office - 250-248-4321

WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK To submit your activities into our weekly (Thursday) Calendar of Events: events@pqbnews.com I fax:250-248-4655 I #4-154 Middleton Ave, Parksville

AUREN RUVINSKY writer@pqbnews.com

Continuing its speakers series on controversial topics, the Northwest Bay PROBUS club is hosting a talk on medical marijuana. “We’ve got another topic… that might possibly stir a little controversy,” quipped communications chair Judy Love-Eastham. Tomorrow (Oct. 2) PROBUS (retired PROfessional BUSiness people) invites the public to hear from Philippe Lucas, vice president of patient research and services at Tilray, one of the country’s few federally approved medical marijuana growing facilities, based in Nanaimo. The company was in the news this summer for laying off 61 of its 200 employees a year after opening, but Lucas will be speaking more personally about the topic. “I found it interesting that his  interest in the area comes from that of a patient,” LoveEastham said. “He was diagnosed with Hepatitis C in 1995 and has found medical cannabis to be the best way to manage this chronic disease.” She reports that, “He felt so strongly about the topic that he left teaching to return to university to earn a masters degree in studies in policy and practice from the University of Victoria.”

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While it seems like summer just ended, organizers are gearing up for the annual Operation Christmas Child, a project of the international Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse, in collecting gift-filled shoeboxes for children in the developing world. Parksville Qualicum Beach area volunteers hope to top last year’s contribution of 1,071 boxes to Canada’s 700,000 and more than 100 million world wide. Local coordinator Anna Cook said they’re looking for any donations, but especially school and hygiene items, toys and small gifts that will be sent to countries like Haiti, the Ukraine, Sier-

ra Leone and Equatorial Guinea. They are looking for all the regular school supplies like pens, pencils, erasers, note books etc. and any non-liquid hygiene items like combs, brushes and soap. Meant for the holiday season, people could also include other fun small gifts like games or toys and some more personalized items like a note or photos. “Most of us probably can’t remember the first gift we ever received, but to these children, the shoebox they receive filled with gifts will never be forgotten,” said a news release. Cook invites the public to their official kickoff Monday, Oct. 5, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Parksville Fellowship Baptist Church, 550 Pym Street, for more information and an empty shoebox to fill. There are also donation stations at most churches, elementary schools and many businesses. People can pick up a box to fill or just drop off items before Nov. 21 for their long journey.

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(PDACL) is currently seeking people to join our volunteer Board of Directors. PDACL is a not-for-profit association which provides a variety of day programs for adults with development disabilities throughout the District 69 community. Currently the Board of Directors meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 3:30pm in Parksville for approximately 1 hour. The Board is seeking individuals who have experience in the following areas, as there are a variety of positions available (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Directors) as well as the following attributes: • Have been on other volunteer not-for-profit boards • Knowledge of the role of a governance board • Able to provide strategic leadership/insight for the association • Able to review/provide feedback of policies, procedures, constitution and bylaws • Fluent with e-mail programs (a Board inter-communication vehicle) • Fluent with Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher (the latter for the Secretary position) • Able to work in a team environment, while contributing/advocating for your opinion • Accept & support overall Board decisions • Able to act in the Association’s best interest • Able to work with the management of the Association • Must be fiducially responsible

The appointments to any of the vacant positions on the Board will be until the 2015 Annual General Meeting when elections are held. If a position with the PDACL Board of Directors sounds of interest to you please contact Heather Mahony secretary@pdacl.ca or leave a message with 250-248-2933.

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“It’s designed to follow the Canada Food Guide,” she said, noting there’s a big emphasis on whole grains and increasing your fruit and vegetable intake. “You will at the very least learn how to incorporate seven to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables into your daily diet.” Cockayne said there’s also an educational component where participants will learn meal planning skills and how to read labels — one day the class even takes a field trip down to Save-On Foods to learn how to navigate grocery stores to find affordable, healthy products. Cockayne is a holistic health practitioner and she said a healthy diet is important to prevent and reduce chronic illnesses. According to a news release issued by ACRA, the program is designed to strengthen your

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You are what you eat. In an effort to promote a healthy lifestyle, the Canadian Diabetes Association in partnership with the Arrowsmith Community Recreation Association (ACRA) is hosting a sixweek program teaching residents how to cook nutritious meals. Food Skills for Families is funded entirely by the Ministry of Health and Regional District of Nanaimo. Miranda Cockayne, who will be teaching the course, said it’s been a huge success since it was introduced to Parksville Qualicum Beach. During the course, Cockayne said participants will learn how to make meals like skillet lasagne and homemade minestrone soup.

cooking confidence while giving you the food knowledge to make sound meal, snack and beverage choices. Participants will receive their own handbook full of cooking tips and delicious recipes. During the course, participants will prepare a fresh home-cooked meal during class and then sit down to share it together. Food Skills for Families is targeted at those cooking for families or groups, on a budget. The course runs Oct. 14 to Nov. 25 every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Arrowsmith Hall. Participants must be 19 years or older. If you are interested in Food Skills for Families please register by contacting Miranda Cockayne at 250-927-3558 or cookforhealth@shaw.ca or Kim Longmuir at 250-248-8515 or kimlongmuir@telus.net.

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Simpler Lifestyle for Retirees Have you been thinking of simplifying your lifestyle and moving to an easier home to care for? We are hosting a free very informative seminar on Tuesday, Oct. 6th at 1:00pm 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, discussing everything from possible home choices (such as Emerald Estates & The Gardens), moving (with Karen’s Transitions Made Simple, experts on seniors relocation), and available financing options (presented by a financial professional). 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, current market conditions, 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. Coffee & cookies will be served. Please call 250-248-7612 or e-mail sold@shaw.ca to confirm as seating is limited and we had a full house @ our last seminar.


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Students bring bit of class to dance Students get credit for studio time, more flexibility in schedule J.R. RaRdon reporter@pqbnews.com

A group of young students passionate about dance can now participate and have a personal life, thanks to a partnership between School District 69 and the Qualicum Beach School of Dance. The self-directed learning program allows the half dozen Grade 8-9 students to attend dance school for three hours each on Monday, Wednesday and Friday while making up missed classroom time through online, distributed learning courses offered through the school district. “Now I have time to do my schoolwork,” said Abby Selva, a Grade 9 student. “I don’t need to stay up until 12 o’clock anymore. I get eight hours of sleep a day and I get to see my dog and my

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Jennifer Walsh, right, leads students at Qualicum Beach school of dance through a series of moves during a recent practice at their Qualicum Commons studio. at right, student ellie obodzinski gets an assist with her body position from Walsh.

brother and my dad.” Previously, the dancers in the high-performance group at QBSD attended five days a week after their regular school day, leaving them precious little time for anything else.

“By April of this year we were finding we were worked off our feet,” said Shari Selva, Abby’s mother and founder of Qualicum Beach School of Dance. “Everybody was so busy. We were having dinners in the car.

The kids were exhausted. They found it hard to organize their schedules.” Shari Selva said she approached the school district and found her school could enrol local students through an indepen-

dent study program approved by the Ministry of Education. “It’s more of a partnership or an arrangement than an academy,” said Rollie Koop, SD69 superintendent. “What it’s doing, through flexible scheduling, is providing those kids an opportunity to get credit for their (dance) work and for them to still be taking academic courses through independent directed study.” The dancers now attend dance three days per week during the school day, earning school credit, where they once attended five full days of school and danced all five evenings per week, Shari Selva said.

third CFMa noMination

Being a musician its own reward for Annie Lou Critically acclaimed bluegrass artist happy with blend of work, home life J.R. RaRdon reporter@pqbnews.com

With just her first two recordings, Anne Louise Genest was nominated for Juno, Western Canada Music and Canadian Folk Music awards. She has yet to bring home the big prize but, frankly, it won’t change her approach to her music or her life if she misses out again. Genest, who performs and records as Annie Lou, was recently nominated for the third time by

the Canadian Folk Music Awards for her third album, Tried and True. The latest recording had previously been nominated for Best Bluegrass Album in the 14th Independent Music Awards. “You know what? It doesn’t matter,” Genest said of having a statuette to place on her mantel. “Of course, if they call your name it would be a wonderful experience. But I’m very honoured to be nominated in the company of some excellent musicians — some of whom are my friends. You’re among your peers.” Playing with and to her peers, and making a living with her music while having a well-balanced

home life, are accomplishment enough for Genest. She performs both solo and with a band, teaches music, and recently has embarked on a series of musical collaborations with fellow players like Archie Bateman, Chris Coole and others. But while she’s always got a guitar or banjo near to hand and another song rattling around in her head, it doesn’t mean she’s locked into the industry grist mill of touring and recording. “I’ve never been a road dog,” Genest said. “I really cherish my time at home with my husband. I don’t want to be on the road 250, 300 days a year.” See annie lou, page 28

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anne Louise Genest of parksville, who performs as annie Lou, has been nominated for a Canadian Folk Music award for her newest album, Tried and True.


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Genest and her husband relocated to Parksville in 2012 after more than 20 years in the Yukon. It was a serendipitous move that happened while the couple was preparing to move to Haida Gwaii. At that time, Genest’s motherin-law, who lived in Parksville, passed away. The two of them came to Parksville to settle her affairs and ended up staying in the home. “We had pulled up our roots, but we hadn’t put them down yet,” she said. “On a personal level, it made things easier, because a lot of my musical life comes here. When we were in the Yukon, I always had to travel out to join my band and play. “My husband never met the the people I play with,” she added with a laugh. Being in the remote Yukon did not stop Genest from establishing a critically acclaimed music career. Despite not picking up a guitar until age 30 — or perhaps because of it — she hit the ground in high gear with her self-titled debut CD, which was nominated for a 2010 Juno Award and a Western Canadian Music Award. Genest lost none of her momentum with her sophomore release, Grandma’s Rules for Drinking, which garnered two Canadian Folk Music Award nominations, for English Songwriter of

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Gordon was born August 18, 1929 in Vancouver BC. He married his love Greta Broadfoot in 1952 who passed before him in 1998. Gordon and Greta had 2 daughters and spent most of their lives between Vancouver Island and Kimberley. Gordon was an avid sailor, skier and card player. He loved to spend time with family and friends. Gordon was well known for his story telling, sense of humour and generosity. He was a beloved Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Uncle and Friend and will be missed by all. Gordon is survived by his Daughters Shirley (Terry) and Barb (John); Grandchildren, Great-Grand Children, Nieces and Nephews. In keeping with Gordonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wishes there will be no service. The family plan a private memorial in Kimberley at a later date. Donations in Gordonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory can be made to the Palliative Care unit at the Nanaimo General Hospital. Messages can be sent to: shirlpaterson@shaw.ca or barb.john.warren@gmail.com.

Gloria Patricia OLSON(nee McNeil) November 8, 1954 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; September 25, 2015

The moment that you died my heart was torn in two one side filled with heartache the other side died with you. I often lie awake at night when the world is fast asleep, and take a walk down memory lane with tears upon my cheeks. Remembering you is easy I do it every day but missing you is heartache that never goes away. I hold you tightly within my heart and there you will remain until the joyous day arrives that we will meet again.

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Gloria with her family by her side. Survived by husband David of 43 years. Deeply loved mother to Denise (David) and Jaime (Brad) and her little dog Mya. Grandmother to Kelsa, Adel, Brynn, Andrew and Ethan. Survived by her brothers Dan McNeil (Sandy), Wayne (Carol), nephews Dan and Jim and nieces Tammy (Craig), and Wendy. Pre-deceased by brother Bill Jr. and parents Bill and Christine McNeil. Heartfelt thanks to all of those who knew and loved Gloria, and supported the family through this extremely difficult time. A celebration of Gloriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life will be held at the Qualicum First Nationsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; band hall on Sunday October 4th at 1 pm. Address: 5859 River Road, Qualicum Beach. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the North Island Wildlife Recovery Association.

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THE ANNUAL General Meeting of The Central Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Society will be held on Tuesday, October, 27, 2015 at 7pm, Nanoose Place, Northwest Bay Rd, Nanaoose, BC.

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COLIN FRANCIS LIPSCOMB MB ChB, DPM, MRCPsych, FRCPC

September 6, 1935 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; September 23, 2015 Having reached the goal of his 80th birthday, Colin died peacefully at home, as he wished, in Qualicum Beach, BC with his loving wife at his side and surrounded by his books, the hallmarks of his life. He died of complications of myelodysplasia, a blood disorder, borne with fortitude for many years. He was predeceased by his parents, Harry Malphus Lipscomb and Louisa Angela (Mason) Lipscomb; his first wife and mother of his children, Claire Lipscomb and his cherished eldest son, John Lipscomb. Beloved sweetheart and husband of Lorraine Peters for forty years; loving father of David Lipscomb of Frederiksberg, Denmark and Margaret (Kevin) Green of Langley, BC; proud and generous grandad of Shae Carter of Richmond, BC, Clara Lynglund of Thisted, Denmark, and Joshua, Julianne, and Jenna Green of Langley, BC; fondly remembered by Shaeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother, Mary Carter and Claraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother, Hanne Lynglund Kristensen. Colin loved and was loved by Lorraineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family; parents, Len and Betty Peters of Chilliwack, BC; siblings and their spouses, Greg and Wilma Peters of Victoria, BC, Ken and Yvonne Peters of Brentwood Bay, BC, and Cynthia and Mark Woodward of Chilliwack, BC; dear uncle of Geoff (April Wozny) Peters, Amy (Tom) Hunter, Aaron (Brandi Harrison) Peters, Laura (David) Sak, and Rachel Peters; great-uncle of Matilda Hunter and Melia Sak. He was deeply touched by the caring and affection of loyal friends and former colleagues and will be remembered by them as a remarkable man, never to be forgotten. Colin was born in Newbury, Berkshire, England and was raised by his much loved paternal grandparents after his motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death when he was nineteen days old. He attended Speenhamland School and St. Bartholomewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grammar School (founded in 1466) and later the University of Bristol where he studied medicine, graduating in 1959. His specialty training, beginning in internal medicine and later psychiatry, took him from Bristol to Portsmouth to Birmingham. Tales of his Uncle Jackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s adventures as a pilot in training in Canada during WWII instilled in Colin a desire to come to this country. Offered the position of senior psychiatrist at the newly established Yorkton Psychiatric Centre, he, his wife and young sons, moved to Yorkton, SK in May of 1967 where Margaret was later born. Later that year, he became Regional Director of the Centre and subsequently moved to a position at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon in 1970. He retained this position following his appointment as Regional Director of the Saskatoon Mental Health Clinic in 1973. Colin taught and practised adult and forensic psychiatry and was dedicated to providing mental health services in the community. He was a respected psychiatrist, a skilled administrator, and a fierce advocate for his patients until his early retirement in 1987. Following retirement, Colin and Lorraine moved to Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island where he enjoyed the beautiful, natural surroundings of their acreage, planting many rare and unusual shrubs and trees before moving into town in 2001. Colin considered himself a stoic humanist. He was greatly influenced by his grandfather and understood implicitly the virtues of courage, self-control, practical wisdom and justice. He was a man of reason, duty, strong convictions, and keen intellect whose passion and quest for learning never ceased. A true scholar and bibliophile, Colin had a broad knowledge of a wide range of subjects including history, Norse mythology, philosophy, religion, quantum physics, herbal medicine, First Nations studies, nutrition, biodiversity, and bohemian culture and was never happier than when he could share that knowledge with others, including his â&#x20AC;&#x153;biased opinions.â&#x20AC;? He was eccentric with a distinctive style in manner and dress, enjoying his many hats and wearing them with a twinkle in his eye. We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to the many friends who have been so supportive throughout Colinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s illness and to the dedicated medical professionals who contributed to his care including Dr Peter Haslett, Dr Jorge Denegri, Dr Pawel Juralowicz, Dr John Atherstone, the staff of the Nanaimo Regional Hospital Medical Day Care Unit, the Home Care nurses and Home Support workers, and the staff and volunteers of the Oceanside Hospice Society. Our deepest gratitude to all of the unnamed blood donors whose contributions provided Colin with the gift of life. A Celebration of Colinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 10th, 2015 at Yates Funeral Chapel, 1000 Allsbrook Road in Parksville, BC. In lieu of flowers, if so desired, donations may be made to the Oceanside Hospice Society, The Salvation Army, or to a charity of your choice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To thine own self be trueâ&#x20AC;? William Shakespeare To send a condolence to the family please visit www.yatesfuneral.ca YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM â&#x20AC;˘ (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

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LEGALS ISLAND SELF STORAGE LTD is hereby giving notice to: PETER BENDZ that household goods, furnishings & personal effects located at 1304 Alberni Highway, Parksville, BC will be auctioned/disposed of accordingly on Saturday, October 17, 2015, unless this account is settled in full prior to this date. Any questions regarding this matter should be directed to: Island Self Storage Ltd. 250248-5810.

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BOOKKEEPER F/T Bookkeeping required for accounting firm in Qualicum Beach. Working knowledge of Sage 50, and payroll. Please apply at email to: debra@bjcga.net marked â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bookkeeperâ&#x20AC;?

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LADYSMITH PRESS needs physically fit individuals for their continually expanding collating department. Part time positions available 8 - 16 hrs/wk, $11.25/hr. Afternoon and evening shifts - must be available Wednesdays. Benefits, profit sharing and advancement opportunities. Please submit your resume between 9 am and 5 pm in person to: Ladysmith Press, 940 Oyster Bay Drive, Ladysmith, BC or mail to: Ladysmith Press, PO Box 400, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A3. No phone calls please. We would like to thank in advance all who apply, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

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POIRIER PAINTING: PHONE FOR FALL SPECIALS. Residential / Commercial. Fully insured, Guaranteed Workmanship, WCB, Call Dan at #250240-3528.

LARGE FUND Borrowers Wanted Start saving hundreds of dollars today! We can easily approve you by phone. 1st, 2nd or 3rd mortgage money is available right now. Rates start at Prime. Equity counts. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t rely on credit, age or income. Call Anytime 1-800-639-2274 or 604-430-1498. Apply online www.capitaldirect.ca

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ALL TYPES of hauling. Small loads, garden waste, construction debris & junk. Call Ron 250-757-2094, 250-947-0572. Danâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Clean-up & Haul Away Service. Truck for hire. Call Dan @ 250-228-3364

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS AV Construction Services. Renovations & home repairs. Large & small projects welcome. Wealth of knowledge in all aspects of residential construction. Enjoy innovative designs & solutions. Provider of quality craftsmanship in Ocean Side for over 14 years. Call Alan (250)927-8799

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PIANO LESSONS; Formal or informal, all ages, a variety of methods. Exercise your brain! Senior Discounts. In your home or mine. Call Gina (250)927-3005.

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CLEANING SERVICES ALL CLEAN House Cleaners. Exp. Reliable & Insured. Please Call: 250-668-4642 or email: info@allclean4you.ca

LANDSCAPING JAMIESON LANDSCAPING Fall Clean Up: Power washing, trimming hedges, gutter cleaning, soil delivery & spreading, & more! Call Michael 250-9470450 or David 1-250-709-7913

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AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS Emcon Services Inc, Road and Bridge Maintenance contractor, is looking for Auxiliary Equipment Operators for the current winter season to perform a variety of winter related road maintenance activities including operating snowplows and sanding trucks. Operators are needed for Parksville, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, and Ucluelet.

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Qualifications include: â&#x20AC;˘ Valid BC Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Licence (minimum Class 3 / air). â&#x20AC;˘ Proven highway trucking experience â&#x20AC;˘ Experience driving tandem axle vehicles and â&#x20AC;˘ Operating a variety of transmissions. â&#x20AC;˘ Pre-employment drug screening Qualified applicants are invited to submit rĂŠsumĂŠs, along with photocopy of driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s licence, an up-to-date driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s abstract, and references to substantiate driving experience to: Emcon Services Inc. 1435 Springhill Road Parksville, BC V9P 2T2 Fax: 250-248-5574 *Please specify the area that you would be able to work*

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PETS REGISTERED PURE bred German Shepard (black female), 5.5 mos., vaccine up to date. Looking for a good home. $850. 250-951-2823.

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COMPUTER TUTOR with lots of experience & patience. Senior rates available. Call Joyce at 250-248-5914.

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St. Mary the Protectress Orthodox Church will be having our annual pie sale on Saturday Oct. 3rd starting at 10AM, 549 Karls Way in Parksville Various flavors of pie, including Apple, Bumbleberry, Peach/Blackberry, Peach/Raspberry, Pumpkin and many more all for $10/pie!! NANOOSE. MUTI-FAMILY Garage sale. Sat. Oct. 3, 9am2pm. 1404 Stone Lake Drive. PARKSVILLE- 127 Acacia St, Sat, Oct 3, 9-1pm. Tools, household, & childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stuff... PARKSVILLE- 170 James St. Oct 3 (9-2). Fabric, tons of lace, notions, crafts, some furniture & much much more!

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CAROUSEL 8 Down: Decline of the Canadian Political Brand, is now available. The book highlights some of the reasons why Canada does not function well politically, economically and socially. The author, Dr. Peter Blaikie lives on Nanoose Bay. The book is available at Friesen Press, Amazon, and Chapters. Email the author if you have questions: setsets2002@yahoo.ca

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COTTAGES QUALICUM BEACH Cottage for rent, in town. 1 bdrm, small unit, newly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, all new applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. $675. (250)752-1111. QUALICUM- NEWER cottage, beautiful gardens on acreage, living next door to owner. Quiet, responible person wanted. $900+ hydro. Call Dave 250-954-7535.

PARKSVILLE LEGION avail. for any function. Coffee, lunches optional. Call Laura for availability 250-248-5633.

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PARKSVILLE. MORNINGSTAR Golf Course. Executive townhome. One level, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 1900 sq.ft. Beautifully Furnished & equipped. Natural gas F/P, in-floor radiant heating, Newly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d & painted including granite throughout. NS/NP. Oversize garage, storage. $1950. 250-468-9200 Go to blog to view pics/ info: 948standrewslane.blogspot.ca QUALICUM BEACH- clean & cozy 2 bdrm modular home, minutes from Qualicum Beach, quiet country setting. No pets. Refs reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Oct 1st. $800. (250)752-6098, (250)954-8847

OFFICE/RETAIL Retail / Professional Location for Lease in Qualicum Beach. 865 sq.ft. good exposure on Beach Road. Phone 250 248 6504

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CARS 1998 CHEV Malibu LS. Good condition. 224,850 km. Serviced regularly. Reduced $2,250. OBO. (250)248-5999. 2003 HYUNDAI Sonata- 4 door, had since new, 2.4 4 cylinder, great mileage, exe cond. $2700. (250)228-4497. 2008 CHEVY Aveo 188,000 kmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Runs well, good on gas, standard transmission, 4 door sedan with hatchback.$4900 obo #250-667-0145 2013 CHEV Cruze, silver. $14,500. obo. 29,000 km, accident free. Loaded. Still covered by manufacturerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s warantee. Call (250)586-9912. RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

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END OF SUMMER SALE!!! All in-stock merchandise – mowers, tractors and more

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Child Car Seats Save Lives! Just like seat belts, child car seats and booster seats save lives. As of July 1, 2008, new laws provide more protection to children in BC. They require all drivers to be responsible for transporting all children in an age - and weight - appropriate child car seat until their 9th birthday unless they have reached the height of 145 cm (4’ 9”) tall. Use a Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (CMVSS) - approved child safety seat - and use it correctly. You will significantly reduce the risk of serious injury or death in the event of a crash. Remember, also, that child restraints have expiry dates! For more information call the Child Seat Info: 1-877-247-5551 or www.tsfbcaa.com/child_safety_seats.

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SCORPIO Think positively

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good thing when you see it and what you see today will get your mind racing.

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CAPRICORN

Despite what some people may say to the contrary there is no need for any type of major change.

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You may not understand how you arrived at a certain conclusion, it will make sense.

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Parksville football

Whalers teams ready for Victoria

Junior and senior Ballenas Secondary football teams prepare for Belmont Bulldogs T yson Taylor sports@pqbnews.com

The Ballenas Whalers Football program will be on full display this Saturday as the Whalers junior and senior teams are set to host to Belmont Bulldogs. Starting at noon on Saturday, October 3, the junior Whalers will take the field against the Bulldogs from Victoria. They’ll be looking for their second straight win after beating Holy Cross 22-2. Following that, the seniors will take their turn against the Bulldogs, whose AAA team will be a challenge, but the Whalers will be up for it. “We’ll be ready for them,” head coach Dan Smith said. “Things are looking good for us, we’ve got a good team.” “I’m interested to see how we’ll be after having a week off, sitting out for a week can sometimes be a dangerous thing,” Smith said. “But I thought we looked

very good against Pitt Meadows, had an excellent game on defence and I’m expecting to see much more of the same.” Smith and the Whalers will look to pound the ball on the ground once again, with a powerful running game at the centre of their offence. They do have some weapons through the air too, something that he feels is very important to balance things out for his team. “We’re a well-rounded team,” Smith said. “Our defence is a good, aggressive defence.” “Our run game is set up similar to last season and we’ve got some good depth at the wide receiver position, so we can take some pressure off the run game with throwing the ball,” Smith said. “We’ve got five good receivers and an excellent quarterback who can throw the ball, so I think we’ll see us throwing tyson taylor Photo the ball a little more than last Quarterback Garrin McDonnell and the Ballenas Whalers are hosting the Belmont Bulldogs this Saturday at Ballenas. The juniors kick off at noon and the seniors at 3 p.m. season too.”

vijhl hockey

Generals already in ‘must win’ territory T yson Taylor

sports@pqbnews.com

Looking to get back to the win column, the Save-On-Foods Oceanside Generals take on the Peninsula Panthers Saturday night at Oceanside Place in Parksville. This marks the first time these two teams will meet this season, with the Panthers sporting a record of three wins, five losses for six points. The Gens sit at one win, five losses and a tie for three points. “It’s a must win game for us,” captain Chandler Bruyckere said. “It sucks to have to say that seven games into the season but it’s a must win. Peninsula hasn’t had that good of a start to their season and we need to show that we’re not the same team we were last season. In a game like

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this, it’s a must win for us and we’ve got to come out ready to play. Plain and simple.” After their 5-2 loss to the Comox Valley Glacier Kings Sunday, the Gens weren’t happy with the outcome and the coaching staff wasn’t happy with the effort. The team will look to change that. “We have to be better all around,” forward Sebastian Powsey said. “We can’t afford to play like individuals, we need to work as a team. We played terrible last weekend against Comox and we deserved that loss.” “After we beat them earlier last week, we came in to that Sunday game way too relaxed and we weren’t ready at all. We need to be ready for every game we play, it

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doesn’t matter if we’re coming off a win or a loss, and we need to be ready. If we don’t come ready, we’re not going to win.” Saturday night’s game is the third for newest Gen, forward Conner Mowatt, who was dealt from the Nanaimo Buccaneers in exchange for defenseman Gibson Doney. Mowatt is excited to be here and looks forward to gelling with his teammates through the season. “It’s a good group of guys here,” Mowatt said. “They welcomed me in nicely, so that’s always good. It’s an exciting opportunity, getting a chance to earn some ice time and show what I can do for the team. I was a little nervous for the first home game here last weekend so hopefully

those jitters will be gone this weekend for me personally.” Mowatt describes himself as a gritty forward, which Bruyckere said they need. “He’s the type of guy you want on your side,” Bruyckere said. “Whenever we played against him, I’d always be watching out and making sure I knew where he was when he was on the ice.” “He’s the kind of player that you don’t enjoy playing against because he gets on opponents. Having him on our team, he brings that energy, he brings that grit and he’s solid defensively, which gives him a lot of versatility against teams in this league.” See photo, page A38


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Gold in The neT

Goalie training in PV T yson Taylor sports@pqbnews.com

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GENERALS AT HOME SATURDAY NIGHT: Jeff Deblois, left, and the Save-On-Foods Oceanside Generals host the Peninsula Panthers at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Oceanside Place.

Next year Gold in the Net will celebrate 30 years of helping goalies develop their skills in Parksville and across Canada. Gold in the Net has had a lot of goaltenders come through its doors and to their camps. With franchises across Canada and Finland, it’s recognized around the world as a leader in setting the standard for the development of goalies. The Parksville branch has everything a goalie needs, from a “pro shop” full of Vaughn goalie gear, their mini ice surface and their newest training device, the Dynavision D2 (helping peripheral vision and cognitive abilities), everything a goalie needs to improve their game. “The Dynavision is a great training device,” Gold in the Net team member Isaac Stevens said. “It’s primarily used as a training device

Celebrating 1 Year in Our New Location and 16 Years in Nanaimo

to help athletes with their peripheral vision and to help improve their reaction speed. But the great thing about it is that it can also be used to help athletes of other sports and... it and can be used for concussion management as well.” Gold in the Net has also introduced mental training courses this year, which are hour-long classroom sessions that go over the mental side of goaltending. Coupled with their on ice training and off-ice movement sessions, they are going strong. “There have been lots of changes in the sport,” Stevens said. “We here at Gold in the Net are not only trying to keep up with the new ways to train but are always trying to stay one step ahead so you can become the best that you can be.” For more call Gold in the Net at 250-248-8143 or visit www.goldinthenet.com

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Tide Guide

All times are PACIFIC STANDARD TIME as per www.waterlevels.gc.ca

THURS., OCT 1 PST (M) (FT) 02:21 1 3.3 08:59 4.4 14.4 14:39 2.5 8.2 20:17 4.4 14.4 FRI., OCT 2 PST (M) (FT) 03:10 1 3.3 10:05 4.4 14.4 15:38 2.8 9.2 21:01 4.2 13.8 SAT., OCT 3 PST (M) (FT) 04:02 1.1 3.6 11:15 4.3 14.1 16:50 3 9.8 21:50 4 13.1

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involved. We’re very happy and honoured to play host to them at our school.” Chico Burrell, born in Harlem, New York, founded the Crowns in the 1950s after 12 years playing for the Harlem Globetrotters. Herb Scaife, manager and player for the Crowns, took over after Burrell retired and has been with the team since. Tickets for the event are $9 in advance ($10 at the door), while kids six and under are free. The funds will go toward the Whalers’ tournaments and other expenses. “It’s more about the entertainment than anything,” McMillen said. “They do have a good amount of talent too, don’t get me wrong, but it’s all about bringing people in to have some fun and enjoy

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The Ballenas Whalers senior boys basketball team is hosting the Harlem Crowns on Oct. 20, in what’s sure to be an entertaining event. With their season not beginning until November, the Whalers are playing in the fundraiser game with the Crowns, who are much like the Harlem Globetrotters and travel to play various teams across North America. “It should be a fun night,” coach Kevin McMillen said about the event. “The Harlem Crowns have been around for a while. I played against them when I was in high school and we had a blast with it. They’re a great, entertaining group of players and it’s a lot of fun for everyone

themselves. We’re very excited to be a part of the Crowns event that they put on and it’ll be a fun way to kick off the season for everyone on our team.” Former Whaler Josh Mullen (now an assistant coach with the VIU Mariners) was on hand last weekend helping players improve their footwork and other aspects of the game. There has been plenty of basketball heading into this season, including two nights of drop-in throughout the summer, one at each Ballenas and Kwalikum secondary schools. “I think it’s great for the kids,” McMillen said. “The more you can get involved and have the chance to better yourself, the better off you will be from it all. As a coach, you can talk and talk about things and sometimes it doesn’t quite sink in.

Then a player will hear it from someone else and boom, it sinks in and they understand it. So having the drop-in basketball, having Josh come and teach them about footwork and that aspect of the game, those are all positive things that they can use to make themselves better.” As for the upcoming basketball season, coach McMillen is optimistic. “We’ve got a good number of seniors,” McMillen said. “I thought last season was a little bit of a let down for all of us, we started late and didn’t have the season we hoped for. I think this season is going to be different for us, the players are excited and I see good things happening for this team.” Contact Kevin McMillen (250-9512514) for tickets or more information.

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