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Geese to be killed City council sets aside $100K for goose cull JOHN HARDING editor@pqbnews.com

The City of Parksville will spend almost $50,000 this year killing geese in the Englishman River estuary. City council voted in favour of the expenditure at a meeting Monday night, a figure that could rise to more than $100,000 over the next few years. “I’ve been fed up now for 12 years; let’s get rid of them,” said Mayor Marc Lefebvre. Council approved an expenditure of $35,000 this year and the city will continue with an eggaddling program, which was approved previously with $13,000 of funding. The $35,000 provided Monday could be repeated for both 2017 and 2018. The city will ask the Regional District of Nanaimo to fund one-third of the program. “In order to get ahead of the geese, we have to proceed with something drastic, which is a cull, over the next three years,” said the city’s chief administrative officer, Debbie Comis. So-called humane cull procedures are set by the provincial veterinarian. “That does’t mean it’s pretty,” said Comis. In June of last year, council adopted in principle the 38 recommendations in a goose management strategy prepared by a group called the Guardians of Mid-island Estuaries Society. On Monday, council put the city’s name behind cull applications from the Guardians to the provincial and federal governments. The vote Monday night was not unanimous. Coun. Al Greir doesn’t seem convinced the Guardians — who will essentially use the city’s money to hire a contractor to kill the geese— are the right people to do the job. See CAN THEY BE USED FOR FOOD?, page A23

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A third group is hoping to bring refugees to the Parksville Qualicum Beach area this winter, but not from Syria. “Given all the media in the last year, it would be impossible not to be aware of the dire needs of the refugees and their desperate drive to achieve a safe and more permanent place to live,” starts an e-mail from Ed and Lilian Mayne. Lilian explained that they started looking into sponsoring refugees in the

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munity Baptist Church, which she said had already considered it “but they are quite limited in resources, so they weren’t sure it was viable.” As they researched, she said they became concerned about a language barrier. “We are not a very diverse community. My concern was if we got refugees that spoke minimal or no English, how would we teach them English if we can’t find a tutor that speaks their language?” See SHOCKED, page A7

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Police say a piece of equipment sticking out of a commercial truck — unbeknownst to the driver — may be responsible for a hit and run that claimed the life of an 80-year-old woman Jan. 13 in the Morningstar neighbourhood of French Creek. According to a news release issued by Oceanside RCMP Tuesday morning, “it is believed that the driver was travelling through the area (Roberton Boulevard) at the time and did not know that there was a piece of equipment sticking out a considerable distance from the side of the truck. It is very likely that the driver did not realize that this equipment had struck the elderly female.” Police declined to elaborate on the type of commercial vehicle or piece of equipment sticking out for fear of “vigilanteism.” Mounties said they do not believe speed or alcohol were factors in this incident. “The driver is very upset and has been fully co-operating with police,” states the release. Police said evidence gathered at the scene along Roberton Boulevard paired with witness accounts led investigators to a commercial truck and operator. Friends and neighbours have identified the victim as Gwendolyn Chisholm. Many told The NEWS last week they were “devastated” about the loss, which has sparked a debate about pedestrian safety in the area. Karen Michalek, a friend who lives nearby, described Chisholm as popular, warm and loving. “She never had a bad word to say about anyone,” said Michalek. A memorial service will be held today (Thursday, January 21) at 2 p.m. at Knox United Church located at 345 Pym Street in Parksville.

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While Qualicum Beach council considers helping a Syrian refugee family, it continues to look into long-term options for the townowned house on Sunningdale Road “The town reported publicly that we were going to pursue a short term and a long-term strategy for the buildings, both the Harlech Road (fire hall) and Sunningdale,” said the town’s chief administrative office Daniel Sailland. “On the short term we’re working with town and community interest groups on the Syrian refugee issue and then on the long term… we’ll take the next 12 to 18 months to narrow that down to a few key ideas.” Sailland said they have sent letters asking the proponents to “continue fleshing out your ideas and we’ll continue working with you.” “This is where this dementia friendly pro-

posal comes in. It’s more of a long-term proposal for us,” that he said may still be a viable option. “Luke Sales (director of planning) is working with each one of the proponents and what we wanted to do is to narrow down those longterm visions by March, so council can revisit the issue,” Sailland said. He said the Sunningdale house has a kitchen and rooms that make it suitable for a temporary family stay, but that is not a long-term solution. “Our focus in the short term has got to be clear — we’re going to move forward to see if there’s an appetite in working with the general community (to bring in refugees) on the 25th, and whether or not the building is suitable and if it is, then that’s the preferred choice for council.” There is a public information meeting on sponsoring a refugee family, Monday, January 25, 4 to 6 p.m. at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre.

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Brent Edwards says he’s still getting used to people calling him “chief.” “There’s a lot of different leaders in our community, people like David (Bob), natural leaders. Those are the folks I’m hoping to lean on,” he told The NEWS shortly after the Snaw-naw-as (Nanoose First Nation) election earlier this month. “I’m still getting used to people calling me chief and what that really means.” Edwards, a 37-year-old father of four boys, ousted long-time chief David Bob in the Jan. 11 election with 57 votes to Bob’s 31. “We have a lot of work to do. I want to try to open some doors with some municipal neighbours and make sure we keep provincial and federal governments in our sight. I want to work with Snuneymuxw and Qualicum First Nation surrounding us on issues of mutual concern… and I want to make sure we’re having some fun and being proactive.” Edwards served on the previous council and was re-elected to council in the recent election alongside Christopher Bob, Gordon Edwards and Lawrence Mitchell. According to the Indian Act, a person can serve as both chief and a councillor if they choose to accept both positions. Edwards confirmed he resigned from his councillor role last week and said a byelection will be held in April. I’m still getting used to Edwards said he’s been nompeople calling me chief and inated for chief in the past, but what that really means formerly declined the nominabrent edwards tion. This time, however, he decided to give it a go. “We’re at a time for our little First Nation where we need to start developing our economic potential,” Edwards said. “For the amount of time I’ve invested in projects, I decided it was time for me to invest my own self into making sure some of these projects move forward.” Asked for specifics, Edwards said “you’ll see at the corner of Lantzville Road we’re starting phase one. That’s getting our infrastructure to water and sewer and drainage… We’re building a retaining wall on the corner to take advantage of highway commercial development opportunities available after the infrastructure is there.” Edwards credited the former chief for moving many of these projects forward. “We worked hard as a team and we still will as a team and a family,” he said. “I’m excited to work with the new council for sure and more excited to work with the community.”

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Snaw-naw-as (Nanoose First Nation) elected Brent Edwards as chief on Jan. 11.

Before getting involved in politics, Edwards, who plays the trumpet, studied music at the University of British Columbia (UBC) with the intention of becoming a music teacher. He also studied geography at Malaspina (now Vancouver Island University) before getting an administrative position with Snawnaw-as in 2007. “I’ve been with the band pretty much since then as a band manager and then I was elected as a councillor,” he explained. “But prior to working here, I worked for Indigenous Northern Affairs in their capitol division… I worked on projects on reserves such as water and sewer plants, roads, schools, bridges… I worked with First Nations around the province to develop their infrastructure and then I worked for the B.C. Treaty Commission… My job was to advise and facilitate treaty negotiations throughout the province.” Edwards called First Nation communities on the Island some of the “last vestiges of community” and said he wants to preserve Snaw-naw-as. “I want to make sure our commitment … is to all the facets that belong under the definition of community: culture, enjoyment of the waterfront, access to our natural resources,” he said. “We also need to improve our economic situation for our future inT:2.81” frastructure projects and eventually provide jobs

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to our members. There’s a lot of pressure on us to make sure we don’t make knee-jerk reactions that will have economic benefits, but impact our sense of community.” Asked how he wants to see the community develop over the next two years, Edwards said it’s not up to him alone. “It’s really not about how I want the community to develop it’s about creating a discussion about how everyone wants to move forward,” he said. “There’s a lot of work to do in improving the socio-economic opportunities for our community and continuing to invest in education and training, commoditizing our natural resources and checking in with the community and with each other making sure we have a mandate to move forward.” Edwards said he also wants to “address some of the havoc the two year (election) cycles create” suggesting extending the election terms to three or four years. “Some of the legislation in the Indian Act is ancient and archaic,” he said. “Some other First Nations do three or four-year rotations so you aren’t changing the leadership every two years. It would be nice to have some political stability for our community so individuals can move forward on three or four year mandates.”

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Parksville joins the growing list of Canadian cities voicing concern over the country’s first federally-run homeless count, which is supposed to generate meaningful results providing a step forward in tackling poverty. However, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary and many others have opted out of what is called a “point-in-time count,” where the number of homeless people are recorded over a 24-hour period using a co-ordinated method. Critics say this alone may paint an incomplete picture of the national poverty problem. Nanaimo, Victoria and Prince George are among the 30 cities that have jumped onboard. “There are a lot more than 30 cities in Canada,” Society of Organized Services (SOS) homeless coordinator Sarah Poole told The NEWS. “Information is always important but you have to look at it in context.” Poole, co-chair of the Oceanside Task Force on Homelessness, said she will take the idea to the task force at their next meeting slated

for Feb. 2. It is unclear at this point if Parksville will participate. Poole said there have already been two point in time counts in Parksville historically — one in 2011 and one in 2013. Poole said point-in-time counts are both expensive and time consuming, adding if the federal government wasn’t conducting a nationwide count the local task force wouldn’t even consider conducting one this year. While she maintains “the more data the better,” Poole pointed out that when you record the number of homeless people over 24 hours your data is reliant on people willing to be interviewed that day. She added: “To set up a pointin-time count over one day you’re missing a large population of homeless people who live in rural areas.” According to Employment and Social Development Canada, the results from the count will build a better understanding of homelessness across Canadian communities. “This information can be used by communities to direct resources to areas of greatest need, and to connect individuals with specific backgrounds to targeted supports to help them achieve stable housing,” explains the Government of Canada website. The count takes place over one day Jan. 1 to April 30.

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She said they asked the Mennonite Committee if it was possible to sponsor refugees who spoke English “and that’s what led us to these two candidates, they are either fluent or have some grasp of English.” The final applications have gone in, she said, and they now hope they are just a month or two away from welcoming the first two of three single men, coming from the small East African country of Eritrea. “I had never heard of this part of Africa, the

state, but when you start to read about it, we were shocked at the conditions. These two gentlemen are in quite as much need as anybody else.” According to the UN High Commission on Refugees, in 2015 more than 40,000 Eritreans applied for asylum from government repression. Mayne said they have experience with foreign workers as the owners of Tim Hortons in Parksville and that’s why they chose single refugees. See 16 effortS underway, page A9

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While summer days make outdoor activities more attractive, I’ve found a whole range of rewarding experiences as a direct result of extending fair weather activities into the winter months. Even if I spend less time out there than I would in the summer, I’m keeping fitness and skills ticking over, allowing me to get back up to speed faster and with less chance of injury when longer days and better weather tempt me into more challenging adventures. The missing piece in this scenario is usually paddling sports where cold water, strong winds and the resulting sea conditions make the consequences of the wrong decisions unpleasant at best. After a couple of years where I’ve felt a bit tippy at the start of paddleboard season, I decided to get a few good cold weather paddles in. Storing, transporting and launching paddleboards is much easier than most other watercraft, especially if an investment is made in a board of good quality fibreglass construction. Even at low tide, I can be down at the beach and on the water within a few minutes of parking. For those on the beachfront promenade, who have spoken to me as I’ve returned to shore, it’s come as a revelation that cold water is not really much of a factor. The phrase I use is that “I’m meant to be on the water, not in it, so I don’t need to dress any warmer than you do.” Of course, there are some caveats to that statement. In an ideal world, a flatwater paddle would only need the same clothing as those beachfront dogwalkers wear (with the possible exception of waterproof footwear). Knowing that a fall from the board is possible, buoyancy, protection from cold water and the subsequent chilling that comes with wet clothing and cold air, mean that regular clothes would not be sufficient. For those who I’ve taken paddling in colder weather, close fitting athletic clothing and a windproof shell will come close to substituting the benefits of neoprene, as they will retain some heat even when wet, allowing a return to shore before the participant loses a dangerous amount of warmth. One essential is a pfd (like a lifejacket, but not designed to turn an unconscious wearer face up.) Wearing one of these, or having one on hand, is a legal requirement in Canada whenever carrying out saltwater activities on a craft outside of the surf zone. At this time of year a pfd also gives extra insulation, negating the need for one extra layer. Another safety aid is a leash to attach the paddler to the board. This means that, should the wind pick up, a falling paddler will not be left floundering if they fall in and lose their board. Prevention is better than cure, however, so staying out of the water is the goal. With a little instruction, that’s not as difficult as most people think. Boards can be very stable, and flatwater paddling provides the opportunity to develop good posture and gently use most of the muscles in the body. The trick is not to fight the board as

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it moves on the water. Footwear should insulate against cold but offer flexibility in the sole. Neoprene booties offer both of these features and are a significant aid to comfort and balance. My choice for clothing is to continue the neoprene theme with a light, flexible wetsuit. When giving lessons, I demonstrate that it’s pretty much impossible to flip a paddleboard, except in surf, but by tensing up is a good way to fall off one. Having ridden Tofino surf, I can tell you that it’s possible to paddle towards an 8 foot wall of water, allow the board’s nose to point skywards, dig hard with the paddle, and just ride up the face and onto the backside of the wave in a way that flatwater beginners could not even imagine. This side of the Island, however, provides more mellow conditions, and Winter months bring unexpected rewards. There’s a noticeable difference in the wildlife that you’ll see, and the flat light of grey skies combine with the additional clarity of cold water to give 360 degree views in every orientation. The feeling of gliding peacefully across the sea with only the splashing of the paddle and the chatter of ripples hitting the board’s nose is one of the most pleasant ways to cover distance. The high perspective of standing allows the paddler to see straight down into the water with minimal reflection, while taking in the surrounding scenery much better than from the cockpit of a kayak. With practice, distances of many miles can be covered, harking back to the ancient Polynesian origins of the activity, as a means of crossing between islands on boards carved from trees. Modern boards are contoured and constructed for

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specific tasks, and should be chosen accordingly. Surf oriented boards are made with curved sides to aid turning, but these paddle poorly compared to flatwater boards, which maximize efficiency when moving across the surface. For many people, their first experience of paddling will be to rent a board, and it’s amazing how many quickly decide to buy their own to be able to take advantage of any day that conditions are favourable. Within a few weeks, they will often realize that their confidence has grown and they can get out on more challenging days. And that brings us nicely around to my own winter paddling exploits, where cold weather and moderate winds no longer deter me from experiencing the joy of being on the water. Where to go- Lakes and sheltered bays on calm days are good places to try paddling in colder months.  What to take- First, check the weather forecast and avoid periods with changeable winds. Always leave a route plan and estimated time of return. Wear a pfd with whistle attached and dress for the weather and intended activity. Use an ankle leash to stay connected to your board should you fall. If paddling any significant distance, carry food, water and a waistpack with basic survival equipment (survival blanket, flashlight, heat packs, knife, firestarter, etc). For longer outings I take a marine 2-way radio. For more advice on Stand-Up-Paddleboarding, contact Outsider Adventures Inc. Michael Addiscott is a regular contributor to The NEWS. E-mail: mail@outsideradventures.com

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“When you’re young and single it’s so much easier to settle in and given that this is our first time we thought we would walk before we lead. We may consider a family in the future but this is what we’re most familiar with and we want to be able to set them up for success.” As business owners, Mayne said, “We are in a position to be able to offer them immediate employment if they choose to work here, if they choose not to, not a problem. This is not an opportunity for us to employ people.” She said this process has no connection to the foreign workers program and added that she is also the chair of the Career Centre in Parksville, which will help the refugees access tutoring, career counselling and all the other services the centre offers. She said one of the men is a high school teacher and the other is an auto mechanic. There are currently two other local efforts relate to bringing refugees here, including the town of Qualicum Beach with St. Marks Anglican Church and the

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adly, it often takes tragedy before real action is taken. The death of an 80-year-old woman in the Morningstar area of French Creek — she was hit by a vehicle whose driver may not have even known that it happened — has brought other issues to light that expand beyond the immediate neighbourhood. However, the issues do start right in Morningstar, specifically as they relate to speed limits. Police say the tragedy last week was not related to speed. Police also tell us they have not identified speeding as an issue on the road in question (Roberton Boulevard). Residents of the area likely disagree with the sentiment expressed in that last sentence. A petition with 169 signatures — collected before the deadly incident last week — was sent to the Ministry of Transportation, MLA Michelle Stilwell and RDN rep Joe Stanhope. Along with the petition was a letter that alleged a “lack of concern” by officials “in providing adequate measures to control the speed of vehicle traffic on the ‘S’ curve of Roberton.” The letter went further, suggesting if action isn’t taken, “we will definitely have a serious injury or worse, a fatality.” Changing a speed limit on a roadway is not a simple procedure. It seems to be a more difficult task for roads that fall outside municipal boundaries, as this neighbourhood does. When a town or city wants a change in speed limit, they can do it through a council motion, as Parksville did recently near Foster Park. It’s not so cut-and-dried for rural areas, which must work through the Ministry of Transportation. Thing is, the Roberton/Morningstar area is hardly rural. Same with Sandpiper. Or Columbia Beach. Lower property taxes and development cost charges in the Regional District of Nanaimo have resulted in a mini building boom on the land around French Creek. It seems more homes have been built there in the last few years than in Parksville and Qualicum Beach combined. Still, the RDN and Ministry of Transportation seem to treat these urban areas with some of the same rules they would for deep, rural Errington. Not too many years ago, in a place where Premier Christy Clark is now the MLA, the province came calling and told the people of West Kelowna they could no longer get the rural discounts, they could no longer be governed by the regional district model and had to choose, through a referendum, to join Kelowna or go it alone. Hmmm… — Editorial by John Harding

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You are welcome to Your suffering Re: ‘Doctors assist leads to hell,’ a letter to the editor in the Jan. 7 edition of The NEWS. The writer states: “Putting up with sufferings for a few years to have an eternity of rewards is something I’ll be happy to go through.” That’s fine with me and I wish him well. As for myself, I’ll settle for the rewards offered by my credit cards, but am not partial to pain and discomfort. To each his own, but I don’t think anyone should expect to impose their personal beliefs/myths on the majority of the population. Since I don’t expect to be floating around in the clouds with my parents and all my cats and favorite aunt, I’d prefer to forgo the pain and discomfort. His God might have a good reason for causing people to suffer and leave the world as they entered it “helpless and mewling” (Shakespeare), but I don’t get it and would prefer to take my chances with as easy an exit as possible. James Paterson Qualicum Beach

Palliative care here Might I suggest recent letter writer Bob Tritschler (The NEWS, Jan. 14) postpones any thoughts of a one-way ticket to Switzerland until he has visited our local palliative care units. He will be in for a pleasant surprise and be equally reassured that as and when his life ebbs away he will be well cared for by an extremely well trained dedicated team of nursing staff. Their first concern is to make sure those facing life’s closure are met with dignity and

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compassion. They monitor levels of comfort 24 hours, making sure their days end peacefully. Family is welcome to stay as long as it takes. At Trillium there is a beautiful new unit set up for this very purpose. Staff care and dedication deserve our wholehearted trust and thanks; and many readers have experienced this already. No one looks forward to dying, but we all die. This process is just as daunting for Christians as those without faith. The fear is pain and helplessness especially for those with long-term illnesses. We can’t pass judgment on why they look for alternative ways to end their lives; but I would suggest it is not the fear of death so much as the process. Ever thought of visiting a local palliative care unit? Get involved in supporting staff and families? If folks did, they certainly would not need to look for alternatives. However, even death is now becoming a quantifiable event and we can give mother nature a helping hand. Is this what we want? To say we have the right to die our way, is an individualistically weak, selfish, fearful, one-way street. Our common civil duty is to protect those who are weak and vulnerable, making sure society’s norms of care are in place for them and eventually us. So far society has not slipped into a routine of making the choices of life and death, per se, but when we do that may well be the end of a compassionate and caring society we have put our trust in. monica stuart Parksville

gas Prices & water Re: John Harding’s recent editorial on gas prices. Harding wrote that the paper does not advocate and won’t support any

boycott of any local businesses. I can understand that stance, but providing us with the quotes he did from a consulting firm is nothing short of insulting our intelligence. If we don’t pump enough gas here, then why are Tofino prices cheaper than ours? We don’t need those same old lame excuses. If Harding doesn’t want us to shop “with our feet” elsewhere, which is the age-old way of fighting back, then as our only local media voice why isn’t he leading the fight to stop us from being shafted. He should get all our local politicians involved also. We deserve better than more of the same old drivel we have had for years. On another subject that affects us all (water) belated “congratulations” to Parksville council on its magnificent referendum win. They so badly scared the voters, less than 20 per cent turned out. What was the point in a vote anyway? We were told even if people voted against it would still go ahead and they would be put on boil water advisories. The only reason this $35 million boondoggle is going ahead is because Island Health has moved the goalposts and changed the regulations. Why? If there isn’t a problem, why create one? The only water issue around here is lack of storage. Why wasn’t that money spent on infrastructure to solve that? I hope this year that all the parties can get together and address this issue once and for all so we can get away from annual gnashing of teeth and cries of water shortage and restrictions. As everyone can plainly see, enough fresh water has fallen and run out to the ocean in the last two months alone to oversupply the whole region for the year. Let’s get on with it. mike Battams Parksville See more LETTERS, page A13 & A14

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8:15-9:30pm, to Mar 24, Coombs Fairgrnds, Kim Longmuir, 250-248-8515 kimlongmuir@telus.net

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10:30-11am, to Mar 17. PV Library, 100 Jensen Ave E. Music, rhymes, lap games. 18 mo. & less. 250.248.3841 x4. FREE. Drop-in.

DECOSMOS FINE ARTS SOCIETY

1-3pm, monthly meeting, MAC, 133 MacMillan St, Parksville. Demo artist Jean Delaney, $5/demo. Guests welcome.

OCEANSIDE BETTER BREATHERS

1:30-3:30pm meeting, Rotary House, 211 Fern Rd W, QB. Speaker, Jamie Logan (RDN) on handyDART, Conventional Bus & Taxi Saver Programs. Diane Gillis, 1-800-665-5864, ablog@ bc.lung.ca, www.bc.lung.ca

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2-4pm, Parksville Civic Technology Ctre, Rm 100.

Jan 22 & 23, Thalassa Restaurant, QB Memorial Golf Club. 6pm/doors, 7pm/ dinner, 8pm/show. Reserve, 250-594-1150/$65 tickets.

1ST OPEN HEART SOCIETY, MID ISLAND CHAPTER

1:30pm meeting, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 4235 Departure Bay Rd., Nanaimo. Guest speaker Bob Uden from Heart Matters. Info: emurphy39@shaw.ca

OCEANSIDE STROKE RECOVERY

11am-1:30pm. St. Columba Hall, 921 Wembley Rd, Parksville. Bring lunch. 250586-6766.

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PV LAWN BOWLING

7:30-9:30pm, MAC, 133 McMillan St, Parksville. Coalmines, Council Houses & Corsets, Life & Times of a Scottish Granny with Norma Cameron. Tickets/door, or Eventbrite.ca. $12. Marva Blackmore, 250-594-3221, marva.blackmore@gmail. com, talesforthetelling.org/ index.html

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1:30-3: 30pm, Parksville Community Ctre., to July 29. Social & fitness program for people with early memory loss & their care partner. 250-734-4170.

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1:05-5:05pm, I86 Shelly Rd, Parksville. 19+/FREE. For Summer Theatre in QBeach. 3 plays: You’re a Good man Charlie Brown, Ladies Man, Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike. Info: b2btheatre.com, Eileen Butts, 250 248-3782, ebutts@shaw.ca

LIVE MUSIC

7-11pm, Shady Rest Pub. 3109 W. Is. Hwy, Qualicum Beach. THE ENABLERS, great dance rock! 250-752-9111.

QUALICUM BEACH INDOOR LAWN BOWLING

Drop-In Open Draw. Tues & Thurs thru Sun. 1:30-4pm. Beginners welcome, bowls supplied. QBLBC.com, 250594-1006.

10-11am, Kathok Ctre. 2800 Grafton Ave. QBeach. Teens+, By Donation. Decrease stress & increase your wellbeing. Beginners welcome! 250 586 5882, penny@kathokcentre.ca, www.peaceiswithin.ca

16YRS + FREE DROPIN VOLLEYBALL 7-9pm, to April 10 Coombs Fairgrounds, Kim Longmuir, 250-248-8515 kimlongmuir@telus.net

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1:30-3:30pm, Arrowsmith Hall. Info: 250-752-9757.

MON. JAN 25 MOVIES AT THE PCCC Jan 25, 26, 27th. MISS YOU ALREADY (PG 13) & PEANUTS MOVIE (G/kids/family). $5/ door - Concessions Available. Check www. parksvillecentre.com for schedule, 132 East Jensen Ave., Parksville.

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7-10pm, Lighthouse Comm. Ctre, Main Hall, 240 Lions Way, QBeach. Drop-in $4. Equip. provided,15 yrs+, all welcome. steelehunt@shaw. ca, or 250-757-8307.

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6:30-8pm drop-in Mondays, 825 Village Way, Christian Fellowship Ctre. Bring racket.

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Drop-in Tues. & Thurs: 9am12pm. Fri: 10:30am-12pm. Family Place, 494 Bay Ave., Parksville. Bring your device & questions. All levels welcome. www.oblt.ca/tlc

PARKSVILLE LITERACY DAY

4-5pm, Parksville library, 100 Jensen Ave. E. Music, crafts, the WOW bus & snacks. Drop-in. Susan Pierce 250.248.3841 x4

ROTARY CLUB OF PARKSVILLE

12pm, Tuesdays, Quality Inn Bayside, Parksville.

TEEN BOARD GAMES To Mar. 22, 5:30-7:30pm, Parksville Library, 100 Jensen Ave E. Bring your game face & join in. FREE. Games provided. 13 yrs+. 250.248.3841 x4. Drop-in.

WED. JAN 27

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10am-8pm, Qualicum Beach library, 660 Primrose St. FREE. Bring your family for quizzes, puzzles & games. Helen Stevens, 250752-6121, hstevens@virl. bc.ca, www.virl.bc.ca

SOLE SISTERS FREE DROP-IN WALKING

10-11am, Location changes each week/ongoing all year. Kim Longmuir, 250-2488515 kimlongmuir@telus. net to be emailed details.

LEARN TO MEDITATE

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

HAPPY WANDERERS’ TRAVEL CLUB Shelley Rd Hall, Parksville. 1pm/Travel desk, 2pm/ meeting. New members welcome. Bring your mug.

Wednesdays, 6:30pm/ Beginners. 7:45pm/ Intermediate. QB Comm. Hall. Partners NOT necessary. Anne: 250-752-5864.

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Gas $ DiscouraGinG Why would anyone buy gas at the highest prices in the country if there are other options? For those who don’t venture far, they may have little choice. Buying locally in a small town is commendable, supporting the community and enabling local businesses to stay viable.  But it works both ways. In order for businesses to thrive, it is hoped that customers are treated with respect and understanding. If local gas stations are able to lower their prices, it is possible that they will attract more customers and in doing so, increase their sales. As for tourism marketing, having notoriety as the place with the highest gas prices in the country does little to promote our area. Gloria Carpenter Qualicum Beach

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In his letter to the editor (The NEWS, Jan. 12), Jack Bickert blames Big Oil and their local agents for high Island gas prices. The dip in light crude from $100 to $43 Cdn. (Jan. 18) should have dropped gas prices by about 30 cents a litre after allowing for refinery yields, which is what has happened in the intervening period ($1.40 before the crash; $1.10 now), so the gas price drop is in line with crude price drop. Not much room for complaint there. Gas stations publish their prices on high neon signs; equal pricing is “meeting the competition.” There will be price leaders and followers. In Courtenay there appears to be a big-boxstore price leader, often offering low gas prices to get folks in the store. There are times when you can save 10 cents per litre, but also times when the price is the same as Parksville, give or take a cent. In our experience, you can gain a price advantage many, but not all times. We check Courtenay prices when there for

other reasons and have had rewarding fill ups. However, a special trip will burn seven litres there and back ($8 or so), making the $6 “saving in the tank” a pretty bad deal. We’ve got enough of those in the equity market. And you’ll not impress the anthropogenic global warming believers by frivolous fossil fuel consumption. Contrast the free market oil pricing with B.C. Hydro. A recent issue of The NEWS lists increases in Hydro of 15 per cent in just two years (2014 -2015) and many more increases to come. Has the cost of water flowing over the dams and in the rivers increased by that much? By all means sharpen your knife, but oil companies are down to the bone. len Flint Qualicum Beach

Gas buyinG habiTs I read with great interest John Harding’s editorial on the price of gas. According to The Kent Group, one of the reasons for our higher gas prices is that smaller communities don’t pump as much gas as larger centres. As I write, the price of gas in Parksville is 109.9/L while the price in Ladysmith is 99.9/L. Ladysmith’s population is 8,000 while Parksville is 12,000. I also found it interesting that Harding chose to protect our gas stations and our economy by discouraging residents to drive elsewhere for gas. It is the age old argument for ‘buy local’ of which I am a very strong proponent. I do not fully understand the reason for the high prices here, but I suspect it may be because of the large number of seniors that do not drive long distances so the gas stations feel they have a captive audience. This means the stations can charge whatever they want without concern for the residents of Oceanside going elsewhere. I have changed my gas-buying habits already. Jerry Filipski Parksville

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I wish to express my dismay at the high level of intervention by all levels of government on behalf of the Middle East refugee immigrants now being brought to our shores and the comparative lack thereof on behalf of homeless Canadian citizens right here on Vancouver Island. How can homes, medical care, counseling, jobs and bright-futures-in-general be promised to these immigrants when the same services cannot be promised to our own chronically disadvantaged people right here in our Island communities? Please don’t get me wrong — I do not have a racist bone in my body. I truly feel for those poor Syrians, etc. However, please tell me (and evidently many others of our equally sincerely concerned neighbours), how can warm, comfortable houses, apartments or even hotel suites

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Open House

sold@shaw.ca

127 Alberni Hwy, Parksville

250.248.7612

672 Gaetjen Street, Parksville

ST. ANDREW’S LANE ONLY $299,900! LOVELY 2 BED/2 BATH PATIO HOME

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812 Lakes Blvd French Crk

$299,900

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1-3 pm

Karen Roberts Royal LePage

885 Juniper Road, San Pariel

$494,000

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1-3pm

Susan Forrest Royal LePage

240 James Street

$269,000

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12-3pm

Personal Real Estate Corporation

www.OhsMarketing.ca 250-752-SOLD (7653)

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www.OhsMarketing.ca 250-752-SOLD (7653) Parksville Qualicum Beach Realty Independently Owned & Operated

Parksville Qualicum Beach Realty Independently Owned & Operated

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1689 Timberwolf Place, Nanoose Bay

#18-447 Pym Street, Parksville

Sat. Jan. 23 & Sun. Jan. 24 • 1-3pm

Sunday January 24 • 1-3pm

PARKSVILLE Hosted by Katherine Wilk

Richard Goldney ReMax Anchor

OPEN HOUSE

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Saturday January 23rd • 12pm-3pm

$329,000

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Richard Goldney ReMax Anchor

672 Gaetjen Street

$945,000

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1-4pm

Brenda Nicolls Royal LePage

205 Lodgepole Drive

$338,800

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1-3pm

Susan Forrest Royal LePage

#8-447 Pym Street

$329,900

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1-3pm

Ohs Marketing Team Royal LePage

240 James Street, Parksville

$269,000 Hosted by: MARK ANDREASEN

NANOOSE BAY

1689 Timberwolf Place

$329,900

Hosted by Ken Bauman

#21- Farrell Drive

2230 Foxrun Place, Fairwinds

$699,800

Saturday January 23rd • 12pm-3pm Sunday January 24th • 12pm-3pm #21 Farrell Drive, Parksville

Rancher on crawl space loads of windows make this home very bright, 2 beds, 2 baths, roof 5 years old, new cement exposed driveway, fenced back yard and lots of sun light, great location. Needs flooring.

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Susan Forrest Royal LePage

$699,800

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Ohs Marketing Team Royal LePage

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Anchor Realty Qualicum Beach

250-248-7777

113 West 2nd Ave, Qualicum Beach

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Anchor Realty Qualicum Beach

250-248-7777

113 West 2nd Ave, Qualicum Beach

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SUNNY UPLANDS RANCHER

Call Tom. • Bright 1320 sqft 3 bed/2 bath rancher on large .20 acre corner lot • SW exposure, covered patio, fenced, RV parking, superb location OPEN HOUSE 205 LODGEPOLE DRIVE, PARKSVILLE

Cell: 250-951-4882 www.tomwhitfield.ca Anchor Realty, Qualicum Beach

SUNDAY JANUARY 24, BETWEEN 1-3 PM Hosted by Sherry Pilkington $338,800

SUSAN FORREST Each Office Independently Owned and Operated

Royal LePage Parksville/Qualicum Beach Realty

Phone 250-947-9900

susan@susanforrest.com

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The Parksville Qualicum Beach News Thursday, January 21, 2016

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See what’s out there Now’s the time to pound the pavement and see what’s available. This step can be either incredibly fun or incredibly exhausting. But with an expert REALTOR® at your side, you’ll be able to sift through to your dream home much more effectively.

can start sending you listings of potential homes right away. Most listings will have multiple photos, and some even have moving 360-degree views! And with the interactive mapping feature, you’ll be amazed how fast and easy it is to zero in on your favourite few homes.

Read and see all about it • Start reading real estate ads in local papers. • Visit the areas you’re considering to get a feel for them. • Make note of surrounding schools, shopping and recreational areas. • Keep an eye out for not-so-great things like large industrial areas, railway tracks and airports. • Visit during the day and at night.

Stay objective when visiting potential homes Walking through a potential home is a thrill, but try not to lose your head. Don’t let a giant kitchen island or swanky hot tub distract you from your real goal, finding a home that meets all your needs and fits your budget.

Ian Lindsay

250.248.1071

1.888.243.1071

www.ianlindsay.ca ian@ianlindsay.ca

Frank Fairley

Each Office Independently Owned & Operated

101 - 897 West Island Highway, Parksville 1111 Paradise Place, Nanoose Bay

345 Sutherland Place

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Open Houses, come on in Open houses are a great way to see inside the homes of your potential neighborhood. If a REALTOR® is hosting the open house, he or she probably knows the local market inside and out, and will be happy to answer your questions - don’t be afraid to ask!

Dramatic waterfront location overlooking Parksville Bay. Offers primary, 1700 sqft residence with second lot for expansion, privacy and/or investment.

40 acre farmland with residence. Current owner has hay production of 4000+ bales. Picturesque property with creek running through.

4737 Maple Guard Drive, Bowser

2690 Turnbull Road

$839,900

Welcome to the wonders of www.REALTOR.ca REALTORS® have access to incredible house-hunting tools called MLS® Systems, which are operated by real estate Boards across Canada. You can view publicly available information about MLS® listings at www. REALTOR.ca. Your REALTOR®

OPEN HOUSE New Listing

$450,000

Eagles, sea lions, the lighthouse, islands and mountains. Experience all from 2-level 3,700 sq.ft. home.

Custom designed stunner near Spider Lake, this 1,870 sq.ft. 3 bed/2 bath home is situated on incredible 5 acre lot with creative features built to reflect nature’s beauty. Quality throughout. A must seel!

866 Marsh Place

169 Garden Road, Qualicum Beach

$359,500

Saturday January 23, 1 - 3pm 882 Temple Street, Parksville

$359,000

SOLD Beautifully kept 2 bed/2 bath 1,250sf rancher with double attached garage in quiet residential area of Parksville close to beach, schools and all amenities & conveniences.

Located an easy walk to village centre, parks, pool and more. 2300 sq. ft., 3 bedroom, 2 bath walk-out basement.

430 Rupert Road, Qualicum Beach

147-730 Barclay Crescent

$869,000

Sharply priced, well maintained Parksville Rancher. 2 or 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1325 sq/ft. Stylish, new interior paint and newer roof. Ideal location, close to beach, golf, shopping.

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John Milroy

250.248.1071

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Your private small acreage on town water, walking distance to village centre. Over 2800 sq. ft. of custom designed living space, triple garage plus, w/upper guest suite/studio space ready for your final touches.

$399,900

Upgraded Quail’s Landing 2 bed/2 bath townhome with low strata fees. Updates include new granite in kitchen and new hardwoods in bedrooms. Over 1400 sq.ft. with double garage and great patio views.

WATERFRONT PROPERTIES

LOTS AND ACREAGES

3319 Island Hwy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,900,000 Hold or develop. Only larger waterfront development site in Qualicum Beach.

Lot 5 Kendon Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . $245,000 4.1 acres just a few minutes north of Qualicum Beach Lot 20, 21 & 22 Grafton Avenue . . . $324,000 2.1 acres unique development opportunity in Errington Village Centre area.

325 Sutherland Crescent . . . . . . . . $425,000 Ready to build 9,148 sq.ft. overlooking amazing Parksville Bay and coastal mountains.

INVESTMENT/COMMERCIAL 629 BEACH ROAD Ideal 70x165 Development Site. $274,900

201 FIRST AVENUE 2 property package including 2 storey side by side duplex. $995,000

637 BEACH ROAD 2 property package, walking distance to Qualicum Beach Village Centre. $749,000

207 FIRST AVENUE 5 property develoment package, walking distance to town. $1,700,000


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Thursday, January 21, 2016 The Parksville Qualicum Beach News

Sell your current home Not very many people can hold onto two homes at the same time, so you’ll probably need to sell the one you have now. When should you sell? Buyer’s and seller’s markets explained When there are lots of people looking for homes but not many for sale, it’s called a ‘seller’s market’. When there are lots of homes for sale and not many people buying them, it’s called a ‘buyer’s market’. Wait for the market to improve? If you’re selling one home and buying another, you don’t really have to worry about playing the market. If you sell your existing home for a ‘low’ price, you’re probably also buying at a low price. Seasonality. Do home sales get frostbite? It’s true. Winter sales tend to be slower, and spring sales are more brisk. If you need to sell fast Ask a REALTOR® for help establishing a price and for making your home look attractive, without making you look desperate. Buy first or sell first? The eternal question. Many people are able to time their sale and purchase so they happen on the same “closing date”. As a buyer, you can make your offer “conditional” on the sale of your existing home, so you’re not paying for the upkeep of two homes. Or when selling, you can try to extend the “closing period” to give yourself more time to find your next home.

Sell with a REALTOR®, or go it alone? In the same way that many people decide not to fix their own cars or do their own dental work, it’s wise to enlist a professional when selling your most valuable asset. Real estate transactions are complex, time consuming and involve a lot of legal documentation. Your REALTOR® is knowledgeable and highly motivated to help you get the most for your home. Before flying solo, truly know what a REALTOR® can offer.

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

timpeligren.point2agent.com

Direct: 250-228-5558

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OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY & SUNDAY 1pm to 4pm Located at # 51 - 500 Corfield St. Parksville, BC

LUXURIOUS AND AFFORDABLE SINGLE LEVEL PATIO HOMES • ONLY 5 UNITS REMAINING • MOVE IN READY

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Show Suite Designed by Patti Ransom Interior Design.

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Unique & spacious 1432 sqft 3 bed/2 bath end-unit in Ocean Sands Unobstructed ocean/beach views fr main living areas & 2 balconies Skylighted Kitchen, 1 shared wall-no neighbors above or below you Pet OK, limited rentals, secured intercom entry, great common areas

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• Lovingly-maintained 2047 sqft 3 bedrm/3 bath rancher on .40 acre • Courtyard, spacious deck, gardens, RV parking, steps to Rathtrevor

• Classic finishing’s! 3854 sqft 3 bedroom on nicely landscaped .36 acre • Oceanview deck, guest level w/ 2 beds, Office, wine cellar, 5 pc ensuite

OPEN HOUSE 885 JUNIPER ROAD, SAN PAREIL SAT JAN 23, 1-3 PM • HOSTED BY SABINE PITT

OPEN HOUSE 2230 FOXRUN PLACE, FAIRWINDS SAT JAN 23, 1-3 PM • HOSTED BY GLORIA DAFOE

1 BLOCK TO THE BEACH

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2415 HOLYROOD DRIVE, NANAIMO, $369,000

D L O S Desirable Lynburn area is where you will find this 6 bedroom 2 bath family home on a large 1/3 acre private lot. The upstairs offers 3 bedrooms, a large living room with gas fireplace, formal dining room and kitchen with eating nook. The sliding doors from dining area takes you out to the large sundeck over top of the single car garage. Gas forced air heating and brand new hot water tank. The lower level offers a self contained inlaw suite with another 3 bedrooms and recreation room. There is also RV parking for your extra vehicles. The tenants have been living here for 5 years and would love to stay, so there is the option to purchase now and have a tenant paying your mortgage until you are ready to move in to the property.

1905 SEA LION CRESCENT, NANOOSE, $394,900

SOLD Nestled amongst the beauty of natural scenic landscape, and on a quiet crescent, you will find this fabulous family home. Close to Schooner Cove Marina for your fishing, and Fairwinds Golf Course to enjoy a day of golfing on the lush greens. Relax in the hot tub on your private back deck overlooking the green space behind where you can walk out your back gate to the Fairwinds Trail System. From here you can walk to Enos Lake, Brickyard Bay for swimming, or many other nature trails. This home has been renovated over the past several years, and has had numerous updates including roof, siding, all new windows and patio doors throughout, flooring, and kitchen upgrades. The 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms upstairs provides a good floor plan for the family.

102-4430 AMBLEWOOD LANE, NANAIMO, $395,000

D L O S Amblewood Village 2 bedroom and den patio home with double garage. Offering 1600 square feet all on one level with an open great room design, 9 foot ceilings throughout, and spacious bedrooms. This lovely 5 year old home is still under the new home warranty. The modern and contemporary kitchen has stainless steel appliances, glass tiled backsplash, and an island with additional deep drawers for storage. The den just off to the left of the entry way offers a transom window above the glass French door and large skylight for natural light. The living room with gas fireplace has the patio door to the back yard that is fenced on both sides for privacy and all grounds have sprinkler system. RI vacuum system, and efficient gas forced air furnace for heating.

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162 HARRISON AVENUE, 25 PARKSVILLE, $1,600,000 YEARS SERVICE

Right in the downtown core of Parksville, here is an opportunity to own the strip mall at 162 Harrison Avenue. In the past, it had been fully occupied for about 10 years. Several tenants of this building have been in business here for 12 + years. Some of the reasons for the success is the building location, along with plenty of parking in the vicinity. Current occupants include a Law office, Financial planners, Hair salon, Esthetics studio, thriving restaurant with great trip advisor reviews, and Craft store. The zoning allows for a 3 storey building so another 2 levels could be built, offering some nice ocean views. Here is an investment that offers great steady income, and is in a choice location close to Parksville beach, businesses, restaurants and shopping.


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Thursday, January 21, 2016 The Parksville Qualicum Beach News

3448 BLUEBACK DRIVE

2000 CARMICHAEL ROAD, HORNBY ISLAND

This 4,206 sqft., 4 bed, 5 bath, contemporary home situated on 0.69 acres, offers floor to ceiling windows, beamed ceilings, acacia wood floors, a luxurious kitchen, 2 master bedrooms, & an elevator. The entertainment terrace with fireplace & BBQ vent hood is ideal for entertaining all 4 seasons.

A 40 acre lot on Hornby Island with 600 feet of waterfront facing the Salish Sea. Bordered by farms to the west (80 ac.) and east (40 ac.), this property has plenty of privacy. Low taxes, in the ALR. Hydro to road, lots of water. Amazing sunrises & sunsets on this landmark estate property.

$1,288,000

Louise Roy*

$998,000

Aaron Nicklen*

789 MEMORIAL AVENUE

388 BURNHAM ROAD

This stylish & sophisticated 3,175 sqft. home with 4 beds, & 4 baths features a courtyard with pergola & water feature, chef’s kitchen, & a separate carriage house suite. Close walking distance to all Qualicum Beach amenities.

$759,900

This exquisite 3,680 sqft. home in the desirable Judges Row neighbourhood sits on 0.32 of an acre, boasting lush gardens, hot tub, gourmet kitchen, 4 beds, 4 baths, plus an 1,100 sqft. 2 beds suite. Fireplaces in both homes, new roof and heat pump, south facing backyard. Perfect for B&B or family.

Aaron Nicklen*

$657,000

Louise Roy*

#233-1175 RESORT DRIVE

710 CANYON CRESCENT Luxury without compromise is offered in this executive home featuring 3,400 sqft. on a large 0.44 of an acre lot. A large family kitchen with access to impressive back yard & patio, the dining room overlooks fire-lit living room, entertain in large family room. Private, highly coveted location, professionally landscaped.

$648,000

Unique opportunity to have full ownership of this 1 bed condo. 3rd floor with ocean view from balcony, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, large walk-in shower, washer/ dryer in unit, radiant heat, air conditioning potential for rental revenue. Turnkey, includes all furnishings.

Aaron Nicklen*

$139,900

Aaron Nicklen*

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• 2 bed/1 bath 1714 sq.ft • Sunny .28ac w/ south facing patio • Family/bedroom upstairs w/ fireplace • Quiet area in North Qualicum

CUTE AS A BUTTON

(250) 927-7653 1-800-224-5906

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• .50 acre flat building lot located in Black Creek • Directly across the road from beautiful Robinson Lake • Allows for additional dwellings, ask Les for details

• 1.17 acre riverfront lot • 1100 sq.ft. footings in place • Located in quiet area of Little Qualicum River Village

MLS# 389663

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• 3 bed/ 2 bath home • 24x30 ft shop w/ 10 ft doors • 1.95 acres, footings in place at rear of property • BC electrical certification in place

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5+ ACRE OCEANVIEW From $149,000!

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• 3 bed/ 3 bath 1918 sq ft. • 4 years old w/ New Home Warranty • Oversized single car garage, .26 acre • Covered south-facing mountain view deck

MLS# 401687

Personal Real Estate Corporation

VANCOUVER ISLAND

WALK-ON WATERFRONT

$359,900

• 4 bed/2 bath 2031 sq.ft. • Spacious in law suite • Centrally located in Parksville • All new vinyl windows, RV parking

MLS# 401407

Les Pockett

NEW LISTING

$319,900

$248,000

MLS# 399298

NEW LISTING

WESLEY RIDGE PLACE 6

Independently Owned & Operated

679 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach, BC

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SOLD $169,900

• 896 sq.ft., 3 beds/1bath • .23 acre backing onto green space • Single car garage with additional ATV parking • No pad fee/own your own land MLS# 398551


The Parksville Qualicum Beach News Thursday, January 21, 2016

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Rentals come to park Orange Bridge Council also passes sewer, water rate hikes JOHN HARDING editor@pqbnews.com

It may not be seen as the bestcase scenario, but the city will now ask for proposals from businesses that want to provide non-motorized recreational equipment rentals this summer in Parksville Community Park. On Monday night, city council took a step back in time, reversing the repeal of a policy that allowed commercial recreational activities in the park. The policy allowing such uses was repealed in March of 2014. “The policy was repealed due to ongoing challenges with the use in the park,” read a report presented to council Monday by the city’s new director of administrative services, Keeva Kehler. Over the years, operators expressed “consistent concerns about the suitability of the lease site (Arbutus Point/former hovercraft site),” Kehler wrote. The city has budgeted for a comprehensive planning process this spring to develop a new Community Park Master Plan. Any new direction from that plan would not likely be in time to allow for commercial rentals — kayaks, paddle boards, etc. — in the park this summer. An operator who offered these rentals in recent years from private land close to the beach was not given permission by the land owner to continue last summer. “We have to look after having something on the beach, the sooner the better,” Coun. Al Greir said Monday night. The city is expected to invite proposals in February for an operation this summer at the old hovercraft site.

In other city council news from Monday’s meeting: • With Coun. Teresa Patterson opposed, council voted 4-1 (Coun. Sue Powell and Coun. Leanne Salter were absent Monday night) in favour of seeking a consultant to prepare a business analysis of the Parksville Community and Conference Centre and its operations. • The city will spend more than $16,000 to purchase two speed reader boards. Discussion Monday night centred around the need to do something to slow drivers on Despard Avenue between the Alberni Highway and Craig Street. Coun. Mary Beil and others expressed safety concerns about that particular stretch of road. One of these reader boards — the signs that flash “Your Speed” — will go on that road soon. • Council passed increases to both the sewer (five per cent) and water (2.5 per cent) rates for each of the next few years. These increases were discussed in recent months in relation to both the budget and the new water treatment plant. Director of Finance Lucky Butterworth said the average residential property owner will see an increase of $6/year from the sewer-rate hike and $9-$10 from the water-rate increase. • Council agreed to endorse a campaign led by the Vancouver Island Students Union asking the provincial government to bring back free adult basic education. The province cut funding for the program in December of 2014. • Council approved a variance permit for a fence on Pioneer Crescent and it also approved development permits for renovations at two city businesses: Joe Cunningham Ford and Tigh-Na-Mara.

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“We have been doing this (working with the Guardians) since 2008 and the estuary gets worse and worse and it’s costing us a lot of money,” said Greir. The Capital Regional District spent $31,500 to cull a total of 43 geese last year — $725 a goose. A related recommendation

passed Monday by council calls for the city to write the federal environment ministry to request legislative changes to allow the use of the culled geese for human or animal consumption. In her report, Comis suggested those changes won’t likely happen in time for the use of the dead geese in Parksville this year.

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JANUARY IS ALZHEIMER AWARENESS MONTH

Residents showing their support for this health issue One out of four area residents know someone living with dementia

Many Oceanside residents are this month making one of their most important New Year’s resolutions ever. They’re becoming Dementia Friends, committing to learning a little bit about dementia so they can be supportive and inclusive toward people with the illness, which has become one of the country’s most pressing health issues. Statistics suggest three out of four area residents know someone living with dementia. “People affected by dementia continue to live in and be a part of our communities, and we can support them to stay

connected in ways that are meaningful for them,” said Jane Hope, regional Education and Support coordinator for the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. for the Central & North Island. “Through individual actions we can raise awareness of dementia and reduce the stigma attached to it.” The Dementia Friend campaign is the cornerstone of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, which runs until the end of January. Becoming a Dementia Friend is easy, says Hope. The process starts by signing up at DementiaFriends.ca. The next step is to understand five simple things about dementia: • It is not a natural part of aging. • It is not just about losing your memory. Dementia can affect thinking, com-

municating and doing everyday activities. • It is possible to live well with dementia. • There is more to a person than a diagnosis of dementia. • The Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s Central & Oceanside branch is here to help people with dementia and their care partners. That knowledge can easily translate into action at home and work, Hope adds. The Society has supported people living with dementia for 35 years. One of its initiatives, First Link, connects people affected by dementia with information, Society support services and programs such as Minds in Motion and dementia education sessions at any stage of the journey.

Oceanside residents can find out about upcoming education sessions by contacting Jane Hope toll-free at 1-800462-2833 or jhope@alzheimerbc.org, and visiting www.alzheimerbc.org. Here are some tips to help you when you are connecting with a person living with dementia: • Patience is key for dementia-friendliness. • Use respectful language. People living with dementia are not “sufferers” or “patients.” • Address the person with dementia, rather than those around them, when talking about their experience living with the disease. — Submitted by the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

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Songwriter right at home on local stage Parksville singer to anchor Acoustic Café series event J.R. RaRdon reporter@pqbnews.com

When Beth Marie Anderson started on her professional music journey in 2009, she envisioned a career as a country recording artist and performer and has recorded a pair of full-length albums in Nashville, Tenn. But with country looking less and less familiar these days, she is getting back to the roots of the music. “I personally think country is going through an identity crisis,” said Anderson. “Because of that, I can’t call myself a country artist. To me, original country music has elements of bluegrass, blues, soul and rootsy folk. Those are the elements in my music.” Anderson, 28, who splits time between her Parksville home and the recording mecca of Nashville, will be right at home next Friday when she performs as the feature artist in the Qualicum Acoustic Café at Rotary House in Qualicum

For this type of audience and venue, I equate it to playing a house concert. It’s not like playing in a bar; you have people who are there to hear what you have to say. Martin Binet

Beach. The Acoustic Café, a monthly mix of open-stage acts and feature artist, takes place Jan. 29 beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets, just $7 each or $5 for open-stage performers, go on sale Saturday at 11 a.m. at Diva Vintage Kandy and Kakes in downtown Qualicum Beach. “When we were looking for someone to feature, we’re looking for more than, ‘Are they good musicians?’” said Joyce Beaton, cofounder and organizer of Acoustic Café. “We also want them to engage with the audience. It’s good to be able to come in and sing the song, but if they can also tell the stories, set the stage for the songs, that’s what lets people, when they leave at the end of the night, feel like they’ve made a connection with the performer.” And Anderson is up to the task.

“For this type of audience and venue, I equate it to playing a house concert,” Anderson said, noting the cozy, 80-seat venue. “Because I’ll be playing by myself and I’m not plugged in, I’ll be showcasing my songwriting and vocal abilities. It’s not like playing in a bar; you have people who are there to hear what you have to say.” Anderson hardly needs to be plugged in to be heard. During a recent interview in the back room of Pacific Brimm Coffee Shop in Parksville, she sang a few original numbers accompanied by acoustic guitar. Upon walking the length of the building to exit, a patron at a table at the front door said, “That sounded great.” Anderson pens lyrics that range from dark — and darkly hilarious — to achingly intimate. They are delivered with a voice that can command as a Joplinesque growl and maintain its power even when delivered as a breathy confession to a lover. “I never get tired,” she said. “My voice is a workhorse.

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Bard to Broadway has already announced its lineup of live theatre productions for its 17th season on the midIsland. Now, it needs a few good actors. Open auditions for each of B2B’s three performances this year will be held this Saturday, Jan. 23, from 1-5 p.m. at the Shelly Road Centre, 186 Shelly Road in Parksville. “It’s wide open to anybody and everybody,” said Eileen Butts, audition orga-

nizer. “It doesn’t matter if you have lots of experience or no experience at all, if you’re up for the opportunity.” Final auditions will be held the following weekend, with one session Jan. 30 in Nanaimo and another at Shelly Road Centre Sunday, Jan. 31 from 1-5 p.m. Roles are available for men and women ages 17 and over. The three plays are the musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; the Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike; and the fast-paced farce The Ladies Man. “The shows offer roles for a wide variety of characters and ages,” said Butts. “If someone is interested in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, it will help if you can sing. The other two are comedies.” See rehearSalS Start, page A28


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NORTHERN COMMUNITY SEARCH AND RESCUE CONTRIBUTION SERVICE ESTABLISHMENT BYLAW NO. 1736, 2015 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) intends to adopt “Northern Community Search and Rescue Contribution Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1736, 2015” (“Bylaw No. 1736”) to establish a Northern Community Search and Rescue Contribution Service within the City of Parksville, the Town of Qualicum Beach, and Electoral Areas E, F, G and H (the “Service Area”) for the purpose of providing a contribution to organizations providing search and rescue in the Service Area.

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“I think I can thank my classical and opera training for a lot of that, but there was always a seed of pop, rock and country in there.” Perhaps most remarkably, she has been singing for fewer than 10 years. After learning piano and, later, flute as a youngster, Anderson decided to take voice lessons when she was 19 years old. After startling her teacher after a few months of lessons, she went on to spend a year in the Conservatory of Music in Vancouver and took additional lessons before electing to embark on a career in music. And her guitar playing is an even more recent development, beginning the year after she started singing. “I actually asked my parents for a piano for Christmas, and I got a guitar. Yay,” she deadpanned sarcastically. “I was so mad, and my fingers got so sore. But they said, ‘You can take it more places.’” As it turns out, they were right, and Anderson is thankful in retrospect. She has since learned ukulele and is beginning to play the mandolin as well. The guitar has also become the staple in her burgeoning songwrit-

ing career. After six years of collaborating with songwriters in Nashville and making contacts through showcases and exhibits in the U.S., France and Canada, she is now teaming up with young, emerging Canadian artists on songwriting collaborations as a way to increase her exposure in the industry. “If you asked me four or five years ago, I would have said I’m a vocalist who writes,” Anderson said. “Now, I’m a songwriter who sings. If I can get on recordings of these young, up-and-coming artists, and one of them hits it big and I have songwriting credits on half of their album, that will benefit me. “It’s like planting all these seeds everywhere. If I can get my ‘in’ through my songwriting, I’ll take it. If I get it through my singing, I’ll do that.” As to that one-time dream of becoming a “commercial” country star, Anderson has put it aside, recognizing she does not fit in the box the industry has constructed for today’s performers. “If you listen to my first album, you hear a lot of twang in my voice,” she said. “I don’t do that anymore. I think it’s time we have real artists with real music behind them.”

FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the RDN Board may proceed with the adoption of Bylaw No. 1736 unless, by the deadline, Elector Response Forms are certified by the Corporate Officer as having been signed by at least 10% of the electors of the Service Area indicating that the Board must obtain the assent of the electors (referendum) before proceeding. Elector Response Forms must be given in the form established by the RDN Board and will be provided to electors of the Service Area upon request. A copy of Bylaw No. 1736 is available for public inspection and Elector Response Forms can be obtained on the RDN website at www.rdn.bc.ca and at the Administration Office of the Regional District of Nanaimo located at 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 6N2, Phone 250-390-4111 or toll free 1-877-607-4111, from January 14, 2016 to February 25, 2016 during regular office hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; and Wednesday from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm, excluding statutory holidays. Deadline – the deadline for delivering the signed Elector Response Forms is 4:30 pm on Thursday, February 25, 2016. Forms must be received by the Corporate Officer at the Regional District of Nanaimo, 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC V9T 6N2 by the deadline to be counted. The Elector Response Form may not be submitted by email or by fax as original signatures are required. Alternative Approval Process The only persons entitled to sign the Elector Response Forms are the electors of the City of Parksville, the Town of Qualicum Beach, and Electoral Areas E, F, G and H, which is the area to which the approval process applies. Eligible electors are persons meeting all of the following Resident or Non-Resident Property Elector qualifications: Resident electors: • age 18 or older; • a Canadian citizen; • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before signing the Elector Response Form; • a resident of the City of Parksville, the Town of Qualicum Beach, or Electoral Areas E, F, G or H for at least 30 days before signing the Elector Response Form; and • not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law. Non-resident property elector: • not entitled to register as a resident elector of the City of Parksville, the Town of Qualicum Beach, or Electoral Areas E, F, G or H; • age 18 or older; • a Canadian citizen; • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before signing the Elector Response Form; • a registered owner of real property in the City of Parksville, the Town of Qualicum Beach, or Electoral Areas E, F, G or H for at least 30 days before signing the Elector Response Form; • the only persons who are registered owners of the real property, either as joint tenants or tenants in common, are individuals who are not holding the property in trust for a corporation or another trust; • not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law; • if there is more than one registered owner of the property (either as joint tenants or tenants in common), only one of those individuals, with the written consent of the majority of the owners, may register as a non-resident property elector; and • a person may only register as a non-resident property elector in relation to one parcel of real property in a jurisdiction. Note: No corporation is entitled to be registered as an elector or have a representative registered as an elector and no corporation is entitled to vote. For the purpose of conducting this elector response opportunity, the number of eligible electors is determined to be 36,826. If less than 10% (3,682) of the electors of the City of Parksville, the Town of Qualicum Beach, and Electoral Areas E, F, G and H sign and submit an Elector Response Form to the Regional District of Nanaimo by the deadline, the RDN Board may proceed to adopt Bylaw No. 1736. If 3,682 or more electors return signed Elector Response Forms by the deadline, the Bylaw cannot be adopted by the RDN Board without obtaining the assent of the electors (referendum). More information about the Alternative Approval Process may be obtained by contacting Jacquie Hill, Corporate Officer, at the Regional District of Nanaimo, 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 6N2 or by telephone at 250-390-4111 or toll free 1-877-607-4111.

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“The Board of Education believes that, in general, students should attend their neighborhood school. Transfer of a student to a school outside of his/ her catchment area will be considered upon written application of the parent to the Superintendent of Schools”

Qualifying Age:

To qualify for school enrollment in September 2016, a child must become five years of age on or before December 31, 2016.

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Proof of Age for student (Birth Certificate or Passport); Proof of Residency (see SD69 website for list of acceptable documentation or contact catchment area school)

Where to Register:

Please register at your neighbourhood (catchment) elementary school. Attendance boundary information is available at each school or by contacting the School Board Office at 250-248-4241.

Cross Boundary Process:

Parents wishing to enroll their Kindergarten child at an out-of catchment school within the district are to make their request upon registration at their catchment school and complete an “Application for Crossboundary Enrollment for Following School Year” Form. All “Application for Cross-boundary Enrollment for Following School Year’ forms must be submitted during the months of February and March (first Monday in February to last Friday in March – prior to Spring Break). Early applications will not be accepted.

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Each prospective actor is asked to prepare a one- to two-minute monologue. If auditioning for the musical, please prepare a song and provide either sheet music for the accompanist or a backing track on CD or iPod. Those planning to audition should wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to stay for about two hours. The musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown has six roles — four men, two women — for actors 17 to 35 years of age. Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike has roles for two males and four females, three in their 50s, two for

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PROGRAMS OF CHOICE School District 69 is proud to offer a range of Programs of Choice that provide unique and innovative learning opportunities for our diverse student population. All Programs of Choice either align with or support the B.C. curriculum. The Board of Education is committed to Programs of Choice placement sustainability to the best extent possible, but must balance this commitment with emergent pressures. All Programs of Choice are reviewed annually as part of the budget process. These types of programs typically generate much interest and are continued each year, however they can be subject to cancellation due to enrollment and budgetary considerations. CEAP Program:

French Immersion:

The Collaborative Education Alternative Program provides a blended-learning kindergarten program that consists of home-schooling in addition to being supported by scheduled student activities at Qualicum Commons – CEAP classroom. Learning resources as well as support for parent(s) is provided by the program teacher. An information session for parents considering the CEAP Kindergarten program will be held Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. in the CEAP classroom at Qualicum Commons, 744 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach. For more information, please contact the program at 250-752-5628 or visit the CEAP website at www.ceap.ca French Immersion is intended to develop fluency in French learning to functional bilingualism. Students study in French while following the regular BC Curriculum Learning Standards.  The French Immersion Program for Grades K – 7 is located at Oceanside Elementary School.  The French Immersion Program for Grades 8 – 12 is located at Ballenas Secondary School. Please apply at appropriate school. NOTE: An information evening for parents considering the Early Immersion Kindergarten program will be held Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at Oceanside Elementary School. For more information, please contact Oceanside Elementary School at 250-248-4662.

Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering & Math (STREAM) Program:

The STREAM program is a comprehensive academic program that engages children in Grades 4 – 7 through the use of science and technology and encourages personal learning and critical thinking across the entire curriculum. The program is located at Arrowview Elementary School. Please apply at the School Board Office in Parksville.

Sustainable Outdoor Learning and Exploration (SOLE) Primary Program:

The SOLE program is a primary program for grades K – 3 that utilizes the use of local woodlands, meadows, streams and ponds as the setting for learning. The program is located at Nanoose Bay Elementary School. Please apply at the School Board Office in Parksville.

For further information or to register for any other District Program of Choice, see the following link and connect with your secondary school regarding process: www.sd69.bc.ca/Programs/Education%20Programs/Pages/default.aspx

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younger performers in their 20s and one female of any age. The Ladies Man boasts a larger cast of eight, with four roles for males ranging from 35 to 60-plus and four roles for women, ranging from 20 to 60-plus. “Nobody should be intimidated by an audition,” Butts said. “Come and be prepared to have fun and enjoy it for the experience it is.” Those interested in auditioning who cannot attend the scheduled sessions should contact Butts at 250-248-3782 or ebutts@shaw.ca. Additional info, including a full list of roles for each performance, is available on the Bard to Broadway website at b2btheatre.com.

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Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on Monday, February 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Qualicum Beach Council Chambers of the Municipal Office, 660 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, to receive representations from all persons who believe their interest in property to be affected by the proposed amendments to “Town of Qualicum Beach Land Use and Subdivision Bylaw No. 580, 1999” listed below. A copy of the bylaw may be inspected at the Municipal Office of the Town of Qualicum Beach, #201 – 660 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except statutory holidays. A Public Information Meeting will be held by the applicant at 6:00 pm, February 1, 2016 at the Town Hall, 660 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, to receive comments prior to the Public Hearing. Amendment Bylaw No. 580.81 (184 First Avenue West) If Bylaw No. 580.81 is adopted, “Town of Qualicum Beach Land Use and Subdivision Bylaw No. 580, 1999” will be amended to permit the construction of two duplexes on the subject property. Specifically, the change is as follows: (a) “Part 6 – Land Use Regulations” is hereby amended by adding Section 6.4.30.50 “Commercial Residential 1 (CR1); (b) “Schedule 6A – Zoning Map” is hereby amended by changing the zoning designation of Lot 1, Plan VIP1894, District Lot 19, Newcastle District (184 First Avenue West) from Commercial 1 (C1) to Commercial Residential 1 (CR1) as shown outlined in a heavy black line on Schedule ‘A’ which is attached to, and forms part of, this Bylaw. For further information regarding the bylaw amendments, please contact the Planning Department, at the Municipal Office of the Town of Qualicum Beach, #201 – 660 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia at 250.752.6921 or email lsales@ qualicumbeach.com.

Schedule ‘A’ - Bylaw No. 580.81

This Notice is published in accordance with Section 892 of the Local Government Act.

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PHILLIP WILLIAM ROBERTSON July 26, 1925 – January 14, 2016

He was beloved and honoured by his family; wife Helen and daughters Claire [Dale] and Christine [Doug], grandchildren: Melissa, Jordan, Sabrina, Jared and Amanda and “almost� 13 great grandchildren. Born and raised in Port Alberni, son of Robert and Hilda, younger brother to Gordon, Hilda and Margaret. He felt privileged to graduate from UBC as an electrical engineer. A man of integrity, Phil served others in many quiet ways including as Helen’s caregiver for several years and as an active member of several United Churches. He was grateful for his 65 year marriage. Although his recent cancer diagnosis was unexpected, he was “ready to go and okay with it�. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.� Dr. Seuss A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, March 24 at 2 pm. Brechin United Church, 1998 Estevan Road, Nanaimo. Phil was most generous with his varied charitable donations – we’d be delighted if you choose to follow his example of giving time or money to the BC Cancer Foundation, Alzheimer Society, Milner Gardens or another of your choice. We wish to thank Dr. Loughead and the compassionate staff at Trillium Hospice for their excellent care! He appreciated you! “I want everyone in the area to know that I had the most wonderful daughters a father could ever ask for! Thank you, Claire and Christine, for the loving care you have given us over the years, especially in the past few months. You two take care of each other. Love, Dad� We love you too, Dad! xoxo

David Benjamin Gooden 1929 - 2016 Dave Gooden passed away peacefully on January 19 at his home in Parksville, lovingly supported by family. He was 86 years old. He is survived by his wife Jill Gooden of 31 years, children Les Gooden, Bryan Gooden, Kevin Gooden, and Elizabeth Taylor, and step-children Robert Graham, Maree Roome and Heather McPhee. He is survived also by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as his first wife Dorothy Gooden and sisters Dora Gooden and Florence Hutchison. Dave was born on a farm near Ituna, Saskatchewan and moved with his parents to Langley, BC in 1946. Dave was Secretary-Treasurer of the Shuswap School District for 26 years, spanning three decades from the 1950’s to the 1980’s, before moving to Golden, BC to finish his career as Secretary-Treasurer there. During his time in Salmon Arm the community saw a lot of growth, and he particularly enjoyed being involved in the building of new schools. He was involved in Shuswap Singers, the Rotary Club, Shuswap Outdoors, and the United Church. In Golden he met and married Jill Graham and was integral in founding the Golden Rotary Club and a local Barbershop Choir. After retiring and moving to Qualicum Beach in 2000 he founded Arrowsmith Toastmasters, and took leadership roles in New Comers, several choirs, and lawn bowling. He and Jill built and maintained a beautiful and productive garden and enjoyed world travels and family time together. After moving to Parksville, he continued his lifelong passions for reading and learning. He was a formidable scrabble and cribbage opponent, and will be remembered especially for his friendliness, keen sense of humour, and above all else his love for his children and family. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Knox United Church in Parksville, BC at 12 noon. Reception to follow.

   

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Elizabeth (Betty) Carless-Jones January 25, 1923 ~ December 3, 2015 She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth, her Grandson, Justin and her son, Glyn. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Janice and three grandchildren, Ashley, Brandon and Joshua. The family would like to thank the wonderful and caring Health Care Team at Eagle Park in Qualicum for the care provided to Mom/Grandma over the years. No service by request.

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MR. JACK LEE of 8600 Granville SE, Port Hardy, BC (last known address) is indebted to Joe Cunningham Ford (2012) Ltd, 410 East Island Hwy, Parksville, B.C. for mechanical repairs and interest totalling $3452.85. Take notice your 2003 Ford F550 Super Duty, VIN 1FDAW57P63EB77660, will be sold as is, where is, on or after February 3, 2016, by Joe Cunningham Ford or otherwise to recover our costs.

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ALEXANDER ERNEST COURQUIN July 5, 1922 – January 10, 2016 It is with great sadness to announce the sudden and peaceful passing of Alec (Corky) on January 10th at Stanford Place. His loving son & daughter in-law were by his side when he took his last breath. Alec was born in Ft. McMurray, grew up in Vancouver and spent most of his working life in Richmond. He was a communication specialist during WWII and later worked at CP Rail as a typist. He retired from BC Tel in 1982 and moved to Qualicum Beach. He was a legion member for 56 years, an avid golfer‌ shot “9 hole-in-onesâ€? in his lifetime, and loved to dance, along with his wife Ev, who pre-deceased him. Alec was a very independent hard working, loyal and generous man and successfully lived in his own home till he was 92. He will be fondly remembered for his wit, charm and his delicious homemade pecan and pumpkin pies. He will be dearly missed by his son, Dale (Rosemary); 3 granddaughters Jasmine (Steve), Carla & Georgia and his great grandson Alexander. A private funeral was held at Yates Funeral Home on January 16, 2016.

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Born 1931, Birmingham England, Passed away Tuesday, December 29th 2015 after a long illness. Soul-mate to Joanne McLuskie. Loving father to son Robert Hollier (Charlene) daughters Judith Pacey (Rick) and Susan Hollier (Adrian Ruigrok). Grandfather to Cecilia, Cobey and Kendra. Predeceased by wife Margaret, mother Ruth and brother John. In life Bob (Dad) was known for his beautiful smile, his charming personality and quick wit. He was a long term member of the Masonic Temple (Harris Lodge #216 - Qualicum Beach #197). A devoted “Old Royalâ€? of the Wolverhampton School of Boys. In his retirement years he enjoyed long walks on the boardwalk, curling, golf, round and social dancing. Upon his request there is to be no funeral. Cremation has taken place and interment will follow at Memory Gardens Breslau Ont. at a later date. “Here’s wishing for green fairways and smooth dance oors!â€?

Allan Michael PRICE January 22, 1955 – January 4, 2016 It is with great sadness and heaviness of heart that we announce the passing of Al Price lovingly remembered as “Poppa Al�, “Almo�, and “AP�. Al will be dearly missed by his wife and partner of 18 years, Dianne; stepdaughter, Jessi (Shawn); grandsons, Liam and Kain; brother, Brian (Sue); Nephew, Michael; sisters-in-law, Cheryl (Burton) and Angie, and many, many friends and extended family members. Al and Dianne moved to Qualicum Beach for semi-retirement in the early spring of 1998 and travelled extensively the first few years to southern California and Mexico. Al loved nothing more than the feeling of warm sun on his face. He was very involved with fitness, playing soccer as a young man and then later golf, going to the gym, and playing ball, the latter with team members half his age. He then decided to pursue a passion for natural health and healing, so with Dianne, they purchased Back To Nature Health Centre in Qualicum Beach. He will be remembered for his genuine concern and warm hugs available to all who came through their doors.

God looked around his garden And found an empty space; He then looked down upon this earth And saw your tired face. He put his arms around you And lifted you to rest, God’s garden must be beautiful, He only takes the best. He knew that you were suffering, He knew you were in pain. He knew you might never Get well upon this earth again. He saw the road was getting rough And the Hills were hard to climb, So He whispered, “Peace be thine.� It broke our hearts to lose you, But you never went alone, For part of us went with you, The day God called you home. A heartfelt thank you to all who helped in making his final journey a loving, caring, and compassionate one. A Celebration of Life will be held in Al’s honour in the spring as the blossoms burst forth into life. Date and location to be announced. In lieu of flowers, please consider honouring Al’s memory by making a donation in his name to the ALS Society of BC. To send a condolence to the family please visit www.yatesfuneral.ca YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

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Robert Sheldon Tait July 31, 1917 to Jan 6, 2016 Robert (Bob) was born in Calgary on July 31, 1917. After completing Normal School and going on to obtain a teaching certificate he taught in one room schoolhouses until the war. He joined the RCAF and became a well respected flying instructor finishing the war assigned to the Empire Flying School established in Canada to train Allied pilots. He married his “dream girl� on December 26, 1941. After the war he moved to North Vancouver and attended UBC and graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. His employment with CIL Industries followed where he worked and traveled the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. He was then approached to set up the Canadian operation of the Rain Bird Sprinkler Corp. which included a factory located in Vancouver. For the next twenty years he traveled extensively throughout Canada and the US overseeing the manufacturing and sales of the business through his associations with government, educational institutions and agribusiness. On Dec 5, 1983 he received the prestigious Crawford Reid award from the Irrigation Association which was presented to him in Denver, Colorado. Following this Bob turned his skills to a two year contract with CIDA, setting up the agricultural faculty in the Polytechnic in Kaduna, Nigeria. This resulted in further 6 month private contract with Alcan (France) in Nigeria. Bob continued his private consulting until he and Sheila retired in 1986 to Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island. Bob and Sheila were early members of the “new� North Shore Winter Club in North Vancouver where he served on the Board of Directors. The move to the Island expanded their involvement now in golf and Bob served as President of the Qualicum Golf Course during their membership. The next adventure was on the West Coast of Vancouver Island where they discovered Ocean Village in Tofino on one of Bob’s leaves from Nigeria. This began a thirty year pilgrimage which was joined by their children and grandchildren over the years. Bob’ final public service was to the Citizens on Patrol and his regular shifts in the Community Policing Office. Bob was happily independent in his home until his 97th year when he moved into Hawthorne Place in QB where he enjoyed the warmth and support of the terrific staff and fellow residents and then his last residence at Stanford Place in Parksville. Predeceased by his wife of nearly 70 years – Sheila Margaret. Survived by four children Barb (Victoria) Judy/Brian (Hinton, AB), Robert/Pat (North Vancouver), Susan (Parksville) and his 6 grandchildren: Sheila (Lee), Jordan (Lisa), Jocelyn, Theresa (Roberto), Jennifer (Chad) and Russell and 6 great grandchildren: Noah, Jordan, Emma, Ava, Katelyn and Owen. A sincere thank you to Dr. Clair Biglow for his care and the conversations he shared with Bob. The family would also like to thank those at Hawthorne who helped him retain his independence for so long and to the staff at Stanford Place who appreciated his wonderful smile and sense of humour to the end. In lieu of cards or flowers a donation to Hope for Wildlife. Bob rarely missed this Knowledge network program and deeply respected their contribution to conservation. To send a condolence to the family please visit www.yatesfuneral.ca YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.


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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Injury-plagued Whalers still win

The Ballenas Secondary senior boys basketball team is playing well despite issues T yson Taylor sports@pqbnews.com

The Ballenas Whalers senior boys basketball team seems like a MASH unit these days, having a hard time staying healthy but still managing to win games. Taking on the Barsby Bulldogs (Nanaimo) on Tuesday evening, the Whalers were looking to rest some of their players and try to pick up another league win in the process, which they did 76-56, bringing their league record to 3-2. “We can’t handle anymore injuries as a team,” head coach Kevin McMillen said. “As it stands right now, we’re hurting for guys and we don’t have a large roster to begin with, so it makes it equally as tough.” “I’d just like to see these kids get healthy, that’s more important to me than picking up another win. But we were able to pull it off, which is the best of both situations. We were able to try some different things on defense in the game against Barsby, so it was nice to see the way things turned out and we escaped without any injuries.” At the G.P Vanier tournament last weekend, the Whalers finished with two wins and two losses, beating the likes of the Mt. Doug Rams out of Victoria, who are one of the top ranked teams on the south Island. The Whalers came into that tourna-

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Aaron Paetkau (with ball) and the Ballenas Whalers beat the Barsby Bulldogs on Tuesday evening 76-56 with a depleted lineup. The Whalers will look to get healthy before their next game on January 29.

ment with a healthy group of players but had more than their fair share of injuries before the tournament was finished.

“We’re depleted right now,” McMillen said. “We haven’t seen a team be hit this hard with injuries in all our combined

seasons of coaching and playing basketball. Luckily, we’ve got a break coming up with exams so we’re hoping to have a few more healthy bodies back in the lineup when we start up again on the 29th.” With no games on the horizon until then, the Whalers will take the time to heal and work on their team game, fine-tuning things in practice. The practice aspect of things has almost been a foreign concept to the Whalers, who’ve lost their practice time to both junior basketball games and tournaments so far this season, having only practised two times in the last few months. “It’s crazy,” McMillen said. “I haven’t seen a team have such little practice in all my years of being involved with basketball.” “We haven’t been able to get in the gym when we’ve got it booked, either because of our juniors having games and we’re away at tournaments on Thursdays when we’re supposed to practice. It’s kind of funny, because I look at it and think of how much better this team could be if we had those two practices a week like we’re supposed to. It’s amazing to think about it like that, we’ve been close in a lot of games against some tough teams and I think that with that regular practice schedule, we could definitely be right there with some of the top teams at the Triple-A level.”

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Midget Generals won the regular season title; take on Campbell River rivals Sunday in Parksville T yson Taylor

The Oceanside Midget Generals hockey team have captured first place in their league, wrapping up the regular season at the top of the Vancouver Island Hockey Association league. Finishing their season with a league record of seven wins, two

losses and four ties, the Midget Generals will bring home the VIHA league banner, winning the league title for the regular season. This Sunday, the Midget Generals squad will be at home to take on their foes from Campbell River, kicking off the first leg

of the VIHA playoffs. Puck drop is slated for 2:15 at Oceanside Place on Sunday, January 24. The following week, the Midget Generals will take on Nanaimo, once again at Oceanside Place, on January 31, puck drop at 2:15 p.m.

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“I’m very proud of this team,” coach Matt Woods said. “The boys have learned how to be teammates and through hard work, have demonstrated the gritty, tough attributes necessary to win games. They’ve never quit, stayed very positive and focused every shift on the ice.”

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OPENING FOR MEMBERS ON ADVISORY PLANNING COMMISSION The term of office for several members of the Advisory Planning Commission (APC) has recently ended. At this time the City will consider applications for new members for the term (2016 - 2017). The City invites applications for a two-year term on the APC. Commission members are appointed pursuant to Section 461 of the Local Government Act and serve without remuneration. The function of the Advisory Planning Commission is to advise Council on matters respecting land use and community planning referred to the Commission by Council or Staff. Applicants with experience in land use planning, architectural design or related fields would be an asset, although this is not a prerequisite. Tyson TayLor PHoTo

Mathieu Jallabert, the longest tenured player for the Save-On-Foods Oceanside Generals, has been with the team through ups and downs.

Anyone interested in serving on the Commission should send their application to the attention of Blaine Russell, Director of Community Planning, City of Parksville, PO Box 1390, 100 Jensen Avenue East, Parksville V9P 2H3, email planning@parksville.ca. Applications will be accepted until March 11, 2016 and will then be referred to Council for consideration.

VIJHL Hockey

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After back-to-back rocky seasons, the SaveOn-Foods Oceanside Generals appear to have righted the ship. At the end of last season, the Gens were basically given an ultimatum by the league to shape up or be shipped out. The club took those words to heart and made the steps immediately following their AGM, starting with the board of directors hiring general manager Rob Gaudreault. From there, the effect trickled down to the team, something that had been missing in prior seasons. “I’m happy with the team and where they’re at,” VIJHL President Myles Parsons said. “They’ve certainly turned everything around, which started right after their AGM. What I’ve witnessed is they’ve brought some people on board who are in the right places, which is working well for them. I’ve had several meetings with the board through the season, much like every other team, but they’ve been compliant with everything they’ve needed to be.” One of the issues that came up at that AGM, along with the direction of the team, was the lack of competition from the team. Other teams in the league said there wasn’t much to the on-ice product, which wasn’t good for the league. That has changed this season as well for the Gens, as they started with a game plan from day one and have stuck to it, which the league has recognized. “Brad Knight is doing a fantastic job with this team,” Parsons said. “They have become a

younger, faster hockey team and somehow more competitive all in the same breath. They’re making a push to gain ground and move out from the bottom of the standings, which is great for everyone but the effort is there and you can see the way they’ve been going about their business.” “Ultimately, this is a developmental league and that’s exactly what they want to do, develop these young men into great people. The hockey is just a by-product of what they’re doing.” Going with a younger roster, including the fact that the Generals only have two players left from the last two seasons (Mathieu Jallabert and Cameron Nickerson), the team is one of the youngest, if not the youngest, team in the league. With just four 20-year-old players and one 19-year-old player, compared to the Campbell River Storm and Victoria Cougars who have the maximum eight players ages 19-20, the Gens are stocking up on young players to develop over the next few seasons. The VIJHL has heard from different teams regarding team rosters and will more than likely be going back to their old format. “We’re looking at it really hard,” Parsons said. “We’re re-evaluating our decision we made with the rosters last season and we’ll be going back to teams only having six 20-year-old players on a roster. We’re looking for ways to entice younger players to come to our league, more 17 and 18 year olds playing in our league. It’ll do teams good and our league good too, which is what the Generals are on track for.”

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Oceanside Running club

ORCA runners started year on the right foot

All 10 local runners finished with impressive times at the Harriers Pioneer Inn 8k race in Saanich recently

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T yson Taylor

The start of 2016 was a good one for the Oceanside Running Club Association (ORCA), starting the year off on the right foot in Saanich. Among more than 500 runners competing in the Harriers Pioneer Inn 8k race, the local club brought home a handful of medals. Jim Mclean took the gold medal in the Men’s 85-89 age division. Sheri Farinha won silver in the Women’s 75-79 and Jill Davies also won silver in the Women’s 70-74 division. Christine Rivers finished ninth in the Women’s 60–64 division and Sarah Larsen finished 10th in the Women’s 30–34 with a fast time of 37 minutes, 14 seconds. Shayne Stokes led the pod of ORCAs with a very quick 33.14 in the highly competitive age group Men’s 40–44 division. With 10 Orcas finishing — all with very good times — it was a promising start to the 2016 race season for the club in the first leg of the Vancouver Island Running series.

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Blowing hot and cold at Motor City’s Big Auto Show which died with the brand. Detroit, MI – A chill wind blew snow outside but It features standard 1.4-litre turbo engine with inside the huge Cobo Hall conference centre, a direct injection and Stop/Start technologies plus great deal of hot air accompanied every new electric power steering. Sayeth Chevy: “More model announcement. standard safety features than any other compact More than 5,000 journalists from 60-plus councar – including Corolla and Civic tries make this annual pilgrimage – with available adaptive features to the North American International including Lane Keep Assist, Rear Auto Show. Dozens of new cars Cross Traffic Alert, Side Blind Zone and trucks are revealed to applause Alert and Rear Park Assist.” and some gasps though not nearly The all-new Ford F-150 Raptor as loudly as in the old days before SuperCrew adds room for passenthe internet. Now carefully orchesgers and gear, in what the manufactrated ‘leaks’ and ‘sneak peeks’ cut turer boasts “expanding choice and surprises to the minimum. Nevertheversatility in the toughest, smartest, less, it’s still the hottest place to be Dozens of new most capable F-150 Raptor ever.” for the auto world despite the frigid cars and trucks See what I mean about hyperboconditions outside. are revealed to le-charged hot air? Space limitations prevent us from parading the dozens of vehicles applause and some In the real world, the Raptor will do its own talking. It has an all-new revealed over the two-day official gasps though not 3.5-litre EcoBoost, all-new 10-speed preview, which follow the ‘spenearly as loudly transmission and torque-on-decial invite only’ previews that the mand transfer case making it more manufacturers offer up in the days as in the old powerful yet efficient and easy to running up to the show! You get days before the drive off-road. the picture: so here’s just a taste of internet. We thought the Chrysler Pacifica what caught our eye on the show crossover would simply leave the floor – detailed specs and prices are Keith Morgan world’s stage, a little embarrassed months away in many cases. about ever seeing the light of day. Nothing Chevrolet introduced the 2017 Cruze Hatchwrong with it other than it’s just a ho-hum kind back, set to go on sale in the fall of this year. The of vehicle. But there it was/they were on the liftgate opens to offer 524 litres of cargo space Detroit stage: the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica and behind the rear seat. With the rear seat folded, Pacifica Hybrid, designed to “revolutionize the cargo space expands to 1,189 litres. Yes! – minivan segment with nearly 40 new minivan Finally, a good replacement for the Pontiac Vibe,

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the entry-level model to the brands renowned M performance line-up. It will feature a newly developed M TwinPower Turbo technology 3-litre, 6-cylinder engine producing 365 hp, capable of soaring to 100 klicks in around 4.2 seconds. The Lexus LC500 is mighty purty. The premium Japanese brand has teased us with its LF-LC Concepts, now we have a production 2+2 coupe. Its all-aluminum, 32-valve V8’s output is expected to generate 467 hp, using a newly developed 10-speed automatic transmission. The Acura Precision Concept model made its world debut and these eyes reckons it’s even more purty than the Lexus. keith.morgan@drivewaybc.ca

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Wise customers read the fine print: *, ★, †, ≥, ♦, §, ≈ The Cold Days Hot Deals Sales Event offers are limited time offers which apply to retail deliveries of selected new and unused models purchased from participating dealers on or after January 11, 2016. Offers subject to change and may be extended without notice. All pricing includes freight ($1,745) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees, other dealer charges and other applicable fees and taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. *Consumer Cash Discounts are offered on select new 2016 vehicles and are deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. ★The Make No Financing Payments for 90 Days offer is available from January 5 – February 1, 2016, and applies to retail customers who finance a new 2015/2016 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram or FIAT vehicle (excludes 2015/2016 Dodge Viper and Alfa Romeo) at a special fixed rate on approved credit up to 96 months through Royal Bank of Canada and TD Auto Finance or up to 90 months through Scotiabank. Monthly/bi-weekly payments will be deferred for 60 days and contracts will be extended accordingly. Interest charges will not accrue during the first 60 days of the contract. After 60 days, interest starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay principal and interest over the term of the contract but not until 90 days after the contract date. Customers will be responsible for any required down payment, license, registration and insurance costs at time of contract. Some conditions apply. See your dealer for complete details. †0% purchase financing available on select new 2016 models to qualified customers on approved credit through RBC, Scotiabank and TD Auto Finance. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Example: 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT with a Purchase Price of $27,790 with a $0 down payment, financed at 0% for 48 months equals 104 bi-weekly payments of $267 with a cost of borrowing of $0 and a total obligation of $27,790. ≥3.99% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on the new 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package/2016 Dodge Journey Canada Value Package/2016 Chrysler 200 LX models through RBC, Scotiabank and TD Auto Finance. Examples: 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package/2016 Dodge Journey Canada Value Package/2016 Chrysler 200 LX with a Purchase Price of $21,998/$20,998/$22,998 (including applicable Consumer Cash Discounts) financed at 3.99% over 96 months with $0 down payment equals 416 weekly payments of $62/$59/$65 with a cost of borrowing of $3,706/$3,537/$3,874 and a total obligation of $25,704/$24,535/$26,872. ♦3.49% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on the new 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Sport through RBC, Scotiabank and TD Auto Finance. Example: 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Sport with a Purchase Price of $26,498 financed at 3.49% over 96 months with $0 down payment equals 416 weekly payments of $73 with a cost of borrowing of $3,880 and a total obligation of $30,378. §Starting from prices for vehicles shown include Consumer Cash Discounts and do not include upgrades (e.g. paint). Upgrades available for additional cost. ≈Sub-prime financing available on approved credit. Finance example: 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT with a purchase price of $27,595 financed at 4.99% over 60 months, equals 130 bi-weekly payments of $240 for a total obligation $31,207. Some conditions apply. Down payment is required. See your dealer for complete details. ^Based on IHS Automotive: Polk Canadian Vehicles in Operation data as of July 1, 2015 for Crossover Segments as defined by FCA Canada Inc. TMThe SiriusXM logo is a registered trademark of SiriusXM Satellite Radio Inc. ®Jeep is a registered trademark of FCA US LLC used under licence by FCA Canada Inc.

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DODGE JOURNEY SXT

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PICKS OF THE WEEK Alma’s Pick

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2008 FORD RANGER

2002 CHEVY SILVERADO

SPORT SUPER CAB

1500 LS 4x4

This truck has been well maintained. Bought and serviced here! Perfect for those small jobs!

Beautiful Z-71 Silverado in super nice shape! This deserves a good home!. 144,888 kms. Stock # 16045X

92,230 kms. Stock # 15349A

Market Price

11,981

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2014 FORD FOCUS SE

2013 FORD EXPLORER 4WD LIMITED

This little Oxford White Focus has over 28,000kms left on full manufacturers warranty!

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Market Price

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2013 FORD FUSION SE

2014 FORD ESCAPE S

This Fusion still has 65,000 kms of warranty left on the powertrain. A great buy at this sale price! 32,130 kms. Stock # 93673

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Live Market Pricing provides realistic competitive prices on all our pre-owned vehicles, all the time. This allows us to price our cars fairly within our market while passing on the savings to you.

Technology Meets Common Sense Pre-owned Live Market Pricing is achieved by polling over 20,000 pre-owned websites every hour to ensure that every single customer receives real-time value pricing on every pre-owned vehicle we sell. Customers search the internet for the most competitive, best value prices and that’s what we provide everyday.

Smart people read the fine print. All loans are open loans that can be paid out early without penalty. Prices and payments are plus applicable taxes and administration of $399.00. Bi-weekly payments calculated at 5.99% with 20% cash or trade as a down payment, other configurations available OAC. Stock number, term and total obligation are: Stock #93674 - 84 mo - $14,521.64, Stock #15353A - 84 mo - $18,612.63, Stock #15349A - 60 mo - $12,620.29, Stock #16078A - 84 mo - $38.274.52 and Stock #93673 - 84 mo - $17,591.85.

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