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City finance department to look into mayor’s legal costs Nanaimo Mayor Bill McKay billed the municipality just over $3,000 in legal fees last year, a move allowed if authorized by council or covered under the city’s conflict of interest policy. In this case, it was neither, but the City of Nanaimo paid the bill anyway. McKay spent $3,068 on legal costs in 2015, a Freedom of Information request shows. According to city staff members,

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t’s not hard to compare suicide to a bomb. Like a bomb, suicide happens with abrupt violence, obliterating the centre and leaving a gaping hole. Like a bomb it creates a jagged pile of rubble that survivors are forced to pick through and repair in its wake. And like a bomb it can spawn clefts and fissures that may not be immediately apparent to the naked eye and take a lifetime to patch. Suicide happens about 100 times a year on Vancouver Island and the community places a great deal of emphasis on stopping these bombs from exploding. But what about those people in the blast radius, those who are left cleaning up the aftermath and picking at the shards? How do they recover?

Dunae lost his dad when MHisatthe was a teenager. brother took his own

life with a rifle blast in 2007, a day after telling Matt over lunch that he had bought a gun. Within two years of that devastating event, Dunae lost two of his best friends. In the immediate aftermath, Dunae drowned his pain with alcohol and lashed out at those around him. He pingponged between anger, sadness and guilt. And yes, taking his own life was something that crossed his mind. It has not been an easy journey. But Dunae is still here. Heather Owen is the community relations co-ordinator for the Vancouver Island Crisis Line and the former facilitator of its suicide bereave-

ment support group. It’s a field she gravitated to after dealing with a suicide in her own life. She said healing is about time, patience and an often lengthy quest for understanding. “It takes a while for people to even reach out. It takes a long time to get to normalcy,” she said. “With suicide, it’s sudden. It’s always sudden and it’s violent. It’s not like an illness when you have a chance to prepare yourself. “The ripple effect is so large, often times the people around the family don’t get help. Maybe it’s a best friend, an exgirlfriend – all of those people that may have had an emotional connection. I’m sure it took me 18 years to get over that guilt.” And there is guilt for most people who have lost a loved one to suicide. And often anger, or shame, or other – sometimes surprising – emotions. People wonder what they could have done differently, or what signs they missed. They point fingers and place blame on others for the things those people did or didn’t do. They feel embarrassed or ashamed that they are being judged by the community for the actions of their loved ones. Sometimes they even feel a sense of relief that the pain preceding the suicide is over. “Obviously anger is one of the first emotions, and definitely guilt,” Dunae said. “[Losing] my bother was devastating. I still have trouble talking about it even though I talk about it all the time. I coped with alcohol for a while. I lashed out. I was just not caring.”

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Nanaimo’s Matt Dunae is living with the spectre of losing a brother and two close friends to suicide.

The Canadian Mental Health Association says people need to acknowledge their feelings in order to move forward. “Not moving forward is dangerous; it can cause mental and physical illness and can tear families and friendships apart. It can stop people from coming to terms with the suicide. You must face your feelings before you can work them out,” reads a statement on the association’s website. Don’t expect your friends and family to react the same way you are, or the way you think they should. “It’s complex. Everyone copes in a different way,” Dunae said. “There is nothing you can do or say.” And then there is that omnipresent question: why? literature it supplies to Itonthose who have lost someone suicide, the Victoria Hos-

pice Society writes that many people will replay the same questions again and again to the exclusion of anything else. “You may have an insatiable need to examine every possible reason why your loved one chose suicide,” the literature states. “You are trying to answer unanswerable questions, trying to understand

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how [they] could have chosen this traumatic final way to solve [their] problems.” Owen said people can fall into the pattern on fixating on one thing – even when the big picture is usually far more complicated – because it helps them make sense of a situation they can’t understand. Suicide is never the result of one thing. “It’s actually the combination of all these things that happened,” she said. “Bad things happen all the time. Relationships end all the time.

People move on.” The complete answer to your ‘why’ may never come, but in time you may discover an answer that allows you to move on. “You just learn to live with it. We tell people to keep asking those questions until you don’t need to ask them anymore,” Owen said. “Do what you need to do to get through that day. Find a moment of peace and try to build on it. If rituals are helpful, keep doing them. If it’s painful, then let those things go.” Dunae credits his friends – and particularly his now-wife – for sticking with him through the darkest times no matter how hard he tried to alienate them. “She just wouldn’t let go. I tried to push her away,” he said. “If I didn’t have my friends, I wouldn’t be here. Surround yourself with as much support as possible.” He also slowly found his ‘thing.’ A hip-hop musician known as SirReal, he poured himself into his art. Others may use therapy sessions with a counsellor, or exercise, or writing to help process their pain. See ‘ISLAND’ /8

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If they do it alone, “a lot of what we’re taking on with the por tfolios has a direct relationship with that,” Pratt said. A policy or procedure for the new portfolio system with guiding principles is currently being crafted. A press release notes that the portfolios will rotate every three months and the system is aimed at giving councillors the opportunity to gain insight and knowledge into each department, allow ing them to become more familiar with city business and improving their interaction with city management. Changes will also see the acting mayor participate at business meetings attended by the mayor and councillors will join the mayor at events where their portfolio is the focus.

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The Nanaimo Port Authority is conducting an audit after logs broke loose from a boom near Protection Island during a recent storm. The port has four can buoys in the area with 90 bundles that broke loose and went into Mark Bay onto the shore on March 10 – they were recovered between March 11 and 12. It was a perfect-storm scenario with the big currents, big tides and big water volume, said David Mailloux, port authority spokesman. Work was done to brace the buoys in anticipation of the

Students connected to training Nanaimo school district students will have assistance when examining high-tech and trades training options, after a $25,000 grant from the provincial government. The money will go to initiate the Shoulder Tappers program, which according to a B.C. government press release, “enlists career coordinators or recruitment specialists” that will work with students in order to help them connect with training and onthe-job experience. The coordinators will mentor elementary and high school students and assist them in accessing courses in industries that include aircraft engineering and heavy-duty mechanics. Coordinators will also work with employers to help students connect with opportunities. For more info, please visit www.workbc.ca.

forecasted weather event and the audit will give the port authority the opportunity to review the situation and see how it can be avoided in the future. “What you’re doing is you’re trying to shore up the booms, making sure that the integrity of the boom is going to be in place,” said Mailloux. “Maybe if there’s more volume than you think, I mean in calm conditions you might say [it’s] OK, but now if we’ve got winds or currents, maybe we need to alleviate some of the weight. “We might need to separate them so that they can withstand some force, but the force of this, the winds were pretty big, the currents were even bigger and it was the currents that really drove the issue because if the winds are part of it, the currents with the volume of the water, at high

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tide, that’s what really makes the difference.” Larry Slogar, a Protection Island resident, said the can buoys were installed years ago and won’t hold “great big acres of logs.” “I wouldn’t say it happens every year, but it does happen. Maybe every five years one of [the can buoys] will break loose,” said Slogar. “They’ve got big cement anchors on them ... they’ll just rot away in the middle of summer time and break loose.” Mailloux said there were reports of damage, but nothing confirmed. Everything is still being investigated, he said. The incident is rare and nobody was hurt, which is great, said Mailloux. He didn’t have a timeline for when the audit would be complete.

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Charity rider climbs back on the bike Geoffrey Coccetti to participate in Ride to Conquer Cancer BY GREG SAKAKI The News BulleTiN

Geoffrey Coccetti only recently got back on a bike, for the first time since his youth. Is it true what they say, that it’s just like riding a bicycle – you never forget? “As long as you don’t fall off, sure it is,” he joked. Coccetti might have some falls, and there are sure to be some ups and downs and a whole lot of kilometres as he begins training for this summer’s Ride to Conquer Cancer. The 51-year-old signed on for the 200-kilometre ride from Vancouver to Seattle to challenge himself. The distance is daunting, but with the right preparation and the help of his Nanaimo Rides Again team, it will be do-able. “Nothing in life worth doing is ever easy…” he said. “If you put in the effort, when you get to the end, you know it was worth it.” It’s advice he’ll keep in

mind, he said, when the hills get steep. Coccetti has come a long way to be here on Vancouver Island, supporting a B.C. charity. He hails from Mandurah, Australia, a city south of Perth on the Indian Ocean. He met his wife Mona, from Winnipeg, over the Internet, a relationship that started with jokes about the weather. “I sent her a message one day saying, ‘hey … I’m on the golf course, it’s a beautiful day.’ She sent me a reply saying, ‘there’s six feet of snow outside my front door. I hate you.’” They got married in 2005 and lived in Ladysmith before coming to Nanaimo for its amenities. He’s brought her back to Australia a couple of times, while she’s converted him into a Winnipeg Jets fan. He never used to know much about hockey, he said, aside from hearing about Wayne Gretzky. “And it’s funny, because in my Canadian citizenship test, there was actu-

ally a question about Wayne Gretzky,” he said. “So I guess I got kind of lucky with that one.” And he considers himself fortunate to be fit and healthy enough to take on this summer’s big bike ride. While he’s riding for himself, he’ll also be riding for people like his sister-in-law back in Australia who has survived two different cancers. “Too many people are losing the battle to this,” Coccetti said. “Somewhere, somehow, someone’s got to be able to do something to find a cure.” It’s useful perspective for someone setting out on a long bike ride. So you fall off your bike. So what? “You get up, get back on and keep going,” he said. To support Coccetti or Nanaimo Rides Again, please visit www.conquer cancer.ca.

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Nanaimo’s member of Parliament had a chance not only to represent her constituents, but to represent her country. Sheila Malcolmson, NDP MP for Nanaimo-Ladysmith, was part of Canada’s delegation at the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women conference in New York, spending five days there last week. Patty Hajdu, Liberal Minister for Status of Women, invited Malcolmson to be part of the contingent, along with other federal, provincial, territorial and First Nations politicians and non-governmental and labour representatives. “It was great to be there in solidarity and not to have it be hyper-partisan,” Malcolmson said. She said it was powerful to see and hear about women who are doing “front-line work” seeking rights in countries where there are consequences for speaking out. But there were also reality checks. The World Economic Forum ranks Canada 30th in its

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When women do better, everybody does better. Malcolmson said women have to leave their jobs and homes due to gender violence, and it creates economic insecurity and disrupts families. “When vulnerable members of our society are made more vulnerable by crime, everybody suffers,” she said. “And when women do better, everybody does better. Economy, community, all of those pieces are very much intertwined.” As the NDP’s status of women critic, Malcolmson

will push for various policies including a gender-based violence strategy, pay equity legislation, implementing recommendations of the inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women, increasing shelter funding and electing more women to Parliament. “All of those things would improve our ranking, but they all take legislative action, every single one of them,” she said. She has a positive working relationship with the minister, she said, and she’s optimistic because the Liberal government is saying the right things about gender equality. “But it won’t make a single difference in the lives of women in Canada unless we turn these words into actions,” Malcolmson said. According to a federal government press release, Canada will run for a seat on the UN Commission on the Status of Women for the 2017-21 term. Canada isn’t currently among the 45 countries with seats. “As Canada seeks to renew its commitment to advancing gender equality globally, we intend to have an even greater role shaping promising futures for women and girls at home and around the world,” said Hajdu. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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Police service dog Arco and his handler Cpl. Dean Muir are being credited with saving the life of a distraught woman. Just before 4:30 p.m. Thursday, police received a report that an 18-year-old woman in the area of Boat Harbour Road in Cedar was threatening to harm herself after some setbacks in her personal life. When members arrived, they were told the woman

had run off into nearby woods and her whereabouts were unknown. Arco quickly picked up her scent and led Muir and Const. Natalie Cuvelle across multiple trails and mud-soaked paths. After about 40 minutes and covering more than three kilometres, the woman was found hiding in extremely dense bush. Wearing only a tank top, tights and runners, she was very scared and had received several cuts and scrapes. After much coaxing, Cuvelle was able to convince the woman to come out of from her hiding spot.

Another officer transported the woman to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for an assessment. “Given her location, temperatures in single digits, her overall condition and lack of appropriate clothing, it is highly unlikely she would have survived the night,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, in a press release. Arco, who will retire in 2017 after six years of police work, received pats from the woman during the long walk out of the woods and was also rewarded with a huge biscuit.

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Dunae also got involved with the Vancouver Island Crisis Society. He initially stumbled into an event it hosted in downtown Nanaimo. Later he started volunteering and he now works for the VICS as a community education trainer, reaching out to schools and the community to bring awareness about suicide. He says that since his new position was created, calls, texts and chats from youth are up 800 per cent. “Helping others is a great way to help yourself,” Dunae said. “I know for a fact we are saving people’s lives.” He says the best things those attempting to support suicide survivors can do is to learn to listen with empathy. “There is nothing you can do to fix them. You can let them know you can relate and help them walk the path.” Years of counselI don’t think ling have taught Owen that a friend’s with a suicide role is neither to you fully ever judge nor to fix; it is simply to be there come to terms. and to listen. “People say ‘I don’t know what to say.’ Don’t say anything. They need to cry. They need to let go. They need the memories,” she said. “It wasn’t about what I said. It was about what I allowed them to say.” Counselling may be helpful, but the key is simply being there when people need to be heard. “I would say support is always good, but we should never force someone to counselling. Let it happen when people are ready,” Owen said.“It’s something we need to talk about. It is not unusual for people to feel overwhelmed.” Dunae says it is hard for him to give advice to survivors since so many people heal in different ways. But there are two things he sees as being common in every recovery: share your burdens and keep moving forward. “I don’t think that with a suicide you fully ever come to terms because they didn’t do it on your terms,” he said. “Don’t give up on yourself and remember that the one who is gone is always with you. Unpack. That’s what it comes down to. It’s not easy. But it can get easier.” If you need support, call the Vancouver Island Crisis line toll-free at 1-888-494-3888. More information is available at www.vicrisis.ca.

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The B.C. government is vowing to thwar t predator y ‘shadow flipping’ where some realtors profit tax-free from rapidly rising real estate prices by inserting themselves or their allies as intermediaries between an initial seller and final buyer. The problem of contract assignment flipping surfaced earlier this year, fueling public outrage and prompting the province to order the Real Estate Council of B.C. to strike an advisory group to investigate licensee conduct and potential conflicts of interest. Premier Christy Clark said new rules w i l l p re v e n t t h e abuse of assignment clauses by returning any profits of middlemen to the original home seller, whose informed consent would be required for any use of contract assignments. “The shady practice that we’ve seen around shadow flipping in Vancouver

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we all know has been driven by greed – pure, naked greed,” Clark told reporters Friday. “The way to end that shady practice for greedy people is take the profit out of it.” In some cases that had come to light previously, the sellers were unaware that their home had not been sold to the initial buyer, but had instead been flipped a number of times before a final offshore buyer paid a much higher price. It’s unclear how widespread shadow flipping has been. But the province has also lost revenue from it because it only charges proper ty transfer tax when title actually changes hands to the final buyer, not on the profits extracted by

intermediaries using assigned contracts. Realtors make extra commissions when a home is shadow flipped – sometimes multiple times during a long closing period – between the seller and final buyer. The resulting price inflation has been blamed for further overheating the real estate market in Vancouver and some suburbs. More recommendations are expected from the Real Estate Council group, which includes the province’s Superintendent of Real Estate. Clark noted there are legitimate reasons for assignments – such as transferring a condo pre-sale contract to a different buyer when the original one can no longer close – but said they

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should now happen only for the right reasons under the promised rules. She also said not all anti-speculation and housing supply measures coming will necessarily be enforced B.C.-wide – some of them will let individual municipalities opt in or out. Clark said most realtors want reform because a few bad apples can otherwise sully the entire profession. Clark’s announcement came a day after the NDP introduced a bill in the legislature to deter real estate speculation and accused the government of failing to close loopholes. The Opposition proposal, patterned after one from a group of business professors, would create a new two per cent levy on the value of homes when the owners don’t pay income tax, with the proceeds going to a housing affordability fund. NDP leader John Horgan said that because investor owners who rent out their units would be exempt, that would encourage more rentals and increase the affordable housing supply.

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Youths need compassion What are the limits of compassion in our society, and specifically B.C.? Can we put a price on it? Does it stop at a certain age? Right now, young people in care in the province are being virtually cut adrift in our society as soon as they reach the age of 19. While children in foster care – or in a youth agreement to receive financial help – may continue to receive some support and referrals after this deadline, government help largely dries up as soon as they ‘age out’ of the system. There are good reasons, often profoundly complex, why these individuals were placed in care as children, but these problems – often the result of generational cycles of poverty and physical abuse – don’t disappear the moment a child is 19. “So what?” our society seems to say. “It’s not my problem and I shouldn’t have to pay for it.” It is Stephanie Cadieux’s problem, however. The Minister of Children and Family Development is well aware of the challenges of young people aging out of the system and says her ministry is doing everything it can to increase support for the transition. But whenever the death of a young person formerly receiving government help is discovered, it serves as a tragic reminder of how the system is failing some of our most vulnerable. Last week we learned of the death of another teen, Patricia Lee Evoy, 19, who was discovered in a Burnaby apartment, the apparent victim of a drug overdose. She was on a youth agreement to receive financial help, but it expired when she turned 19 in October. She was, by many accounts, a bright young woman, who had shown remarkable resilience to the disadvantages of a harsh life. As a society, we can espouse many things, but, ultimately, our level of compassion must be judged by our actions.

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It’s important not to take water for granted Earth’s oceans, lakes, rivers more likely than other Canadians and streams are its circulatory to lack access to clean water. system, providing life’s essenIn B.C., the First Nations tials for people, animals and eco- Health Authority reports that 28 systems. Canada has one-fifth of drinking-water advisories were in the world’s freshwater, a quarter effect in 25 indigenous communiof its remaining wetlands and its ties as of January. longest coastline. With this abunHow can this continue in a dance, it’s easy to take water for water-rich country like Canada? granted. Many of our daily rituals Canada recognized the right require its life-giving force. Yet to water at the United Nations do we recognize our good forConference on Sustainable Develtune in having clean, safe water opment in 2012. Yet our governat the turn of a tap? ment has failed to live Not everyone in up to its commitment. SCIENCE Canada is so lucky. On As a 2015 UN report MATTERS any given day, more points out, “the global David Suzuki than 1,000 boil-water water crisis is one of with Amy Juschka advisories are in place governance, much across the country. more than of resource Imagine having to walk availability, and this to your local church is where the bulk of every morning to fill the action is required plastic jugs with clean in order to achieve a drinking water for water secure world.” your family. Or having We are the only G8 to drive to your town’s country without legally fire station or community centre enforceable national drinkingto collect bottled water. Imagine water-quality standards. Federal having to boil water for everywater policy is more than 25 thing you do at home – cooking, years old and in dire need of cleaning, washing. This is the revision. We have no national sad reality for people who live strategy to address urgent water in communities with boil-water issues and no federal leadership advisories, some for decades at to conserve and protect water. a time. Instead, we rely on a patchwork Indigenous communities conof provincial water policies, tinue to face a widespread drink- some enshrined in law and some ing water crisis, with people on not. Meanwhile, highly intensive First Nations reserves 90 times industrial activities, agribusiness

and pollution are putting water supplies at risk. Today (March 22) is World Water Day. The David Suzuki Foundation’s Blue Dot movement is also taking a stand, calling on the federal government to enact a federal environmental bill of rights. Canada’s environment and climate change minister has a mandate to “treat our freshwater as a precious resource that deserves protection and careful stewardship.” The government could take a big step toward accomplishing this by recognizing our right to a healthy environment, including our right to clean water. The government should also implement legally binding national standards for drinking water quality equal to or better than the highest standards in other industrialized nations, and set timelines to reduce water pollution. And it should address the drinking water crisis in indigenous communities and establishing a Canada Water Fund to foster the clean-water tech industry and create a robust national water quality and quantity monitoring system. Committing to these actions would help ensure all Canadians have access to clean, safe water for generations to come.

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LETTERS

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City hall needs this sort of shakeup To the Editor,

Re: Councillors express non-confidence in Nanaimo’s mayor, March 17. It’s sad – but necessary – it came to this: seven of eight councillors (Coun. Diane Brennan not included) telling Mayor Bill McKay they have no confidence in him to run our city properly. Some people, it seems, change when they are elected to office. They flipflop on issues or values you thought they had – pushing through their own agendas, ignoring the vote of their council. No wonder why the public has little faith in politicians the world over – many go rogue. Here in Nanaimo, many voters had great hope a newly elected leader would help change all the in-camera goings-on, the reckless spending – an executive to really represent the people. Instead we got smiling photo-ops, talk-downs and now word of alleged bullying and harassment. We have gone through that dark day. Seven councillors are now willing to move this city onward and upward on the right track. So too, a reshaping senior staff. Time now for the city to soar.

Kevan Shaw Nanaimo

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To the Editor,

Re: Councillors express non-confidence in Nanaimo’s mayor, March 17. I strongly object to the actions taken by seven city councillors in issuing a confidential letter to Mayor McKay, expressing non-confidence and demanding his resignation. I find it astounding that these councillors think it is appropriate to try to address such serious issues privately, rather than with full transparency. The electorate chose the mayor. If it was a poor choice, the electorate can decide (based upon information from various sources, including the expressed views of council-

lors) to replace him at the next election. In the meantime, any attempt by councillors to usurp the mayor’s powers, without a full and public accounting of the reasons for their actions, is to me totally unacceptable. I understand that Diane Brennan is the only councillor who did not sign the letter. She may well be the only current councillor that I will support at the next election.

Guy Wilson Nanaimo

To the Editor,

Re: Councillors express non-confidence in Nanaimo’s mayor, March 17. I have been following the problem of our city council

on both the news and the social network. It would seem to me that Mayor McKay’s – and many of his supporters’ – biggest problem is that they do not understand the role of the council. First thing that they need to understand is that the are not members of the mayor’s council. They are members of the City of Nanaimo’s council of which the mayor is also a member. Second, they do not understand that all members of the city council are equal and all have only one vote. Yes, the mayor is paid extra money due to the other duties he has to do. He is the figurehead of council and is to take direction from the majority of the council. He may see himself as the captain of the good ship Nanaimo but he only has one vote on the direction that the ship is sailing. The mayor and his supporters must understand that all on the council were equally voted by the taxpayers of Nanaimo to represent all of us. The mayor does not appoint, hire or pay the wages of the council, but we, the taxpayers do. They do not have to like each other, but they do have to work together in a bullyfree enviroment.

No reason not to use clean energy To the Editor,

Re: Try to unplug for Earth Hour, Editorial, March 17. Not only is this editorial simplistic, but it is insulting to our intelligence Human beings are indigenous to this planet. We did not invade from Mars. Therefore, our activities, for example, building dams for hydro electricity are no different from the beavers who build their own dams across this country. Hydro electricity is clean energy and there is no reason not to use it. So Whistler cut seven per cent of its energy usage last year during Earth Hour. So what? This is a minuscule amount of the energy we use every day. So what really is the point of your condescending lecture? That we should all ride bicycles and eschew gas-powered transportation such as buses, ferries and

jets? Should we all go back to living in caves? All your employees should sell their cars, cycle to work, read by candlelight, and eat only locally grown produce. Otherwise, stop the proselytizing and the lectures. They smack of hypocracy.

Linda Keays Nanaimo

To the Editor,

Has anyone noticed a substantial hike in hydro costs and billing? Are families with children, students and others left depending on government assistance more than ever? Yes. And what is one huge cause toward this hardship? B.C Hydro. This letter might bring light to those who are in the dark about B.C. Hydro’s huge rise in rates and costs for consumers. It’s amazing, in fact, how so many people are not aware of the reasons behind the dramatic increase.

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To be frank, B.C. Hydro has been in secrecy about its debt. It is said that contracts imposed on B.C. Hydro mean independent power producers receive more than double market price, up to 10 times more than they produce it for. Such a huge impact for B.C. Hydro. But why are we, the public being left in the dark? And this I mean literally. B.C Hydro is putting families with small children and babies in the poor house. Some in bankruptcy and/or

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left in a position to vacate their homes, to find homes that include hydro, which are becoming obsolete because of the rate increases. This makes financial distress and mental stress. That being said, families now are depending on assistance from the government more than ever. Seems to me that this would be affecting not only government funds, but also tax increases for us. Myself and others seek desperately for a better hydro solution. Hydro needs to be fair again. To stop the struggle, and families’ suffering. How dare B.C. Hydro cause this impact and put it on us? And let me be frank by saying this, yes conserving energy is good, but nevertheless, would, and will not, put a dent in this solution.

Rebecca Brie Cairns Nanaimo

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Blame game doesn’t help dam debacle To the Editor,

Re: Provincial order blamed for costs, Feb. 25. It’s the all-too-very obvious political blame game card that’s being played out when an ongoing Nanaimo taxpaid public project has – not really too big of a surprise – gone over budget to the tune of $300,000 on this so-called auxiliary spillway channel. This whole boondoggle of a money-pit mess still continues to bleed out the money from Nanaimo taxpayers who are still the victims of the political vampires who continue to suck out the economic life force in order to maintain their continuing thirst for their too-footloose and too-fancy-free spendthrift ways. Al Munro Nanaimo

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Fine craftsmanship Woodworkers’ guild allows artisans to share knowledge and connect BY RACHEL STERN

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rtisans have the ability to transform a piece of wood into a table, chest or sculpture. It takes skill and craftsmanship to accomplish the task. For someone interested in the art form a difficulty can be determining where to gain knowledge. For Tony Dobson, a retired teacher, uncovering options in Nanaimo to learn these skills proved difficult. “Nanaimo and the central Island area has no community recreation courses for woodworking. It’s been a disappointment,” said Dobson. Dobson said there are carpentry programs in Nanaimo at Vancouver Island University, but he wanted training in fine woodworking. The VIU carpentry program, according to its website teaches attendees basic carpentry skills to prepare them for employment in the building industry. He wanted to learn the “artisan end of the craft,” said Dobson. He’s been travelling to Victoria to attend fine woodworking classes at Camosun College. Fine woodworking builds on the foundation of carpentry to expand the art form.

I love the beauty of woodworking. The wood itself is lovely to work with.

“Fine woodworking is the artisan end of it, the crafts,” said Dobson. In February he founded the Mid-Island Woodworkers’ Guild. “Since then there has been a really enthusiastic response,” said Dobson. The guild’s goals are to encourage the creation of community recreation programs for teaching woodworking skills; provide a platform for woodworkers to gather and share knowledge, skills and crafts; offer mentoring programs and assist new woodworkers, provide tool exchange and wood working supply purchasing options, share and recycle wood resources in the community, encourage youth to participate in woodworking after high school and support local

charities through the distribution of finished woodworking products. Dobson said not everybody has a shop or the tools to pursue woodworking and he dreams of creating a community woodworking shop. Since creating the group, Dobson said he has connected with other woodworkers around the mid-Island and some of the artistry on pieces people are creating is “amazing.” “There’s some fantastic artists out there,” said Dobson. Dobson said he was always interested in woodworking since he was a teen, but didn’t have the time or financial means to pursue it until he retired. “I love the beauty of woodworking. The wood itself is lovely to work with. I love the smell when I go in there,” said Dobson about stepping into his woodworking shop. There is a $25 initiation fee to join the guild and the annual fee is $50. The guild hosts meetings the second Wednesday of every month at Nanaimo District Secondary School’s meeting room A at 7 p.m. The next meeting is April 13. For more information please go to http://miwg.ca, call Dobson at 250-716-6874 or e-mail tony.dobson@me.com. arts@nanaimobulletin.com

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Tony Dobson uses a lathe to shape a piece of wood in his workshop. He founded the Mid-Island Woodworkers’ Guild to connect people interested in woodworking.

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Families can witness a magical adventure to far-off lands during the upcoming production Koba’s Great Big Show Live. People can watch characters from The Backyardigans, Max and Ruby, Franklin and Mike

the Knight. Each set of characters has their own segment. The entire show features 25 characters and several musical numbers. “People can expect to see non-stop enthusiasm,” said Patti Caplette, director of the production. She said it’s the first time the

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Cryptic Enslavement is bringing its brutal brand of death metal to the Cambie this Saturday (March 26). Guitarist Yue He said the music is a sub-genre. The music has extremely gutteral and screaming vocals.

“It’s all brutal,” said He. “It’s music for metal lovers.” He said people can expect a mosh pit, head banging and to hear the original songs crafted by the band. He writes the lyrics, “mainly personal life experience and a reflection of our daily life and society.” He is also inspired by material from horror movies and books and from the Discovery Channel and watching shows such as ones on sharks. The band formed in 2013 and hails from Nanaimo and con-

sists of Scott Patterson, drums, Kayle Hammel, bass, He, guitar and Jackson Hargrove, lead vocalist. In the fall of 2014, the band released the album, Ascension of Abhorrence. The band is currently working on its latest album slated to be released later this year. Cryptic Enslavement performs with Ogroem and Without Mercy at the Cambie at 9 p.m. The show is for ages 19 and older. Admission is $10 at the door. arts@nanaimobulletin.com

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Franklin will take audience members to the great Canadian wilderness. According to his biography on the Koba website, Frankline is a fun-loving and great friend to everyone he meets. Mike and the Knight

take people on an adventure into the magical land of Glendragon and The Backyardigans travel from a frozen northern landscape to a land near the sea. Koba’s Great Big Show Live is Thursday (March 24) at 6:30 p.m.

at the Port Theatre. “We love coming to the Port Theatre in Nanaimo. It’s one of the highlights and we hope the audience responds and comes to our show,” said Caplette. Tickets to the show are $30.50 for main

floor seats and $28.50 for balcony seats and are available by calling 250-754-8550 or online at www.porttheatre. com. For more information please go to www. koba-entertainment. com. arts@nanaimobulletin.com

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Franklin and friends perform during Koba’s Great Big Show Live.

Jazz students win awards at festival Wellington Jazz Academy students received accolades at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. Twenty students attended the festival in early March. The highest individual honours went to Kenton Dick, alto saxophone player, and Ethan Olynyk, drums. The Wellington Quartet, consisting of Olynyk, Steve Berg, Dick and Erica Hanna, and the DickOlynyk Duo won their senior combo categories. Patrick Thompson, a Grade 11 guitar

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player, and Ian Perry, a Grade 9 guitar player, both received honourable mentions. The Wellington Grade 10-11 Band and Senior Jazz Band also received noteworthy awards. In February, the academy students attended the Surrey Envisions Jazz Festival and was the top band of the festival, selected from 24 senior jazz bands in the province. Wellington was honoured most outstanding senior band of the festival and the rhythm section received most

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COMEDY DESSERTED ISLAND Comedy Tour with Sandy Danto and Kathleen McGee is April 9 at the Lantzville Pub. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets $15 available from the pub.

MUSIC ON THE DOCK with Jim Elder and friends at the Dinghy Dock Pub March 23. Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets $20, includes round-trip ferry, available at Dinghy Dock or www. ticketzone.com. AURON JAMES and Black Water perform at the Nanaimo Bar March 23 at 9 p.m.

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outstanding rhythm section. Most outstanding senior jazz combo was awarded to Dick and Olynyk. In the individual categories, Berg won most outstanding senior guitar player of the year, Olynyk was awarded most outstanding drummer and received a full tuition scholarship to the Comox Valley Youth Music Centre’s camp. Dick was awarded most outstanding senior saxophone player and senior musician and won a $500 scholarship.

CADET HONOUR BAND performs March 23, 7:30 p.m. at the Port Theatre. Concert is free. Tickets must be reserved by calling 250-754-8550. LIVE AT LONGWOOD presents Mercedes Couroreille and Wren Beckley at the Longwood Brew Pub March 24 at 8 p.m. BRANDON STONE performs at the Nanaimo Bar March 24 at 9:30 p.m. Admission $5. THE STACKS, Loomer and Fever Feel perform at the Vault Café March 25 at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $10. DEB PITRE and Ken Ermter performs at the Nanaimo Bar March 25 at 9 p.m. Admission $5. MICHELLE MARES and Mark Anderson, perform at The Haven’s Phoenix Auditorium March 26 from 7:309:30 p.m. Tickets $20, $5 youth from North Road Sport .

STAR 69 plays the Well Pub March 26. AL MEDCALF and Andrea Adams host Blues Jams at the Queen’s March 27, from 4-8 p.m. Admission $5, free for blues jammers. DJ ALL GOOD performs at the Nanaimo Bar March 29 at 9:30 p.m. LIVE AT LONGWOOD presents David Bitonti and Ali Prince at the Longwood Brew Pub March 31. Show starts at 8 p.m. NO OPERATOR plays the Cambie April 1. Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission is $10. ROBERTS HALL debut album release and tour kick off at the Vault Café April 1 at 9 p.m. MANGLEWOOD, Scott Brown and Richard Nott perform at the Nanaimo Bar April 2. JACK MANCOR performs at the Nanaimo Bar April 7 at 9:30 p.m.

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Coastal Pacific Xpress acquired by VersaCold Coastal Pacific Xpress, which has operations in Nanaimo, was acquired last week by VersaCold Logistics Services. Coastal Pacific Xpress, based in Surrey, is B.C.’s largest refrigerated carrier specializing in shipment of per-

ishable goods across North America. The company has a yard on Jackson Road in Duke Point. “We are proud and excited to join VersaCold and to be a key part of the company’s expansion…” said Scott McIntosh, president

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Niki Parker, fashion consultant, left, and Tashe Vitaly, owner of Sartorial Boutique, right, sell product well beyond Nanaimo’s borders through an online marketing service catering to small independent clothing retailers.

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A clothing boutique nestled in Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter is just a mouse click away from customers around the world, thanks to a special invitation. Sartorial Boutique opened in September 2008 and has grown its customer base and retail space ever since. Sartorial, at 418 Fitzwilliam St., specializes in boutique designer women’s clothing brands and accessories. Despite over-thecounter success, Tashe Vitaly, store owner, found breaking into online sales is time-consuming, labour-intensive and generated limited results. “Facebook, e-mail campaigns and Instagram are all media platforms that we’ve utilized since the beginning,” Vitaly said in an e-mail. “Sometimes sales would come from it, even as far away as Alberta and Saskatchewan. Requests for an online store always come up, but I found the whole idea overwhelming and expensive as

it really would be another full-time job – from the gathering of product images, details, shipping, etc.” In November, Vitaly was contacted by Shoptiques, an online marketplace for independent boutiques, created by Olga Vidisheva in 2013 after she discovered most small boutiques didn’t have an online presence.

Our goal is to have the online sales pay for the brick-andmortar store. Shoptiques provides online marketing, including photographic services, packaging materials, shipping arrangements, offers 24-7 customer service, runs promotions on behalf of its clients and handles e-commerce for 1,500 boutiques. Shoptiques takes a percentage of the sale proceeds for its services and shoppers can buy a bracelet in London, a top in Los Angeles and jeans

from Nanaimo with a single transaction. Shoptiques stores must be visually appealing, ship within 24 hours of order placement, sell high-quality-for-price merchandise and carry full-size ranges of clothing lines they sell. Most applicants are rejected. “They wanted to interview me, find out about the brands we carry, our demographic target market, how long we’ve been in business, etc., to see if we were a fit,” Vitaly said. After researching the company, Vitaly accepted the invitation. Sartorial’s online site went live in mid December and the boutique has been shipping products within BC, to Manitoba, Ontario and the U.S. Vitaly said Shoptiques is cost-effective and the online exposure is moving more product. “As of right now, our goal is have the online sales pay for the brick-and-mortar store,” Vitaly said. “At this pace it will, however, I have no doubt that online sales will increase, especially as we grow the amount of products offered.” To view Sartorial’s online site, please visit http://bit. ly/21n4sFW. photos@nanaimobulletin.com

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How to encourage kids to read Reading can have a profound impact on a child’s life in and out of the classroom. Reading can help a young student develop a more extensive vocabulary, and a study from the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics found that reading to young children promotes language acquisition, making it easier for them to learn a foreign language. That’s a significant advantage for children growing up in a world that’s increasingly global. But reading has benefits outside the classroom as well. Reading can provide an escape from the daily grind, which is something even today’s youngsters can appreciate. Reading also is a great way for kids to relax and unwind while simultaneously giving their brains a workout. While many parents recognize the impact reading can have on their children, it’s no secret that getting kids to embrace reading can be difficult. Distractions such as video games, social media and even the great outdoors are all there to draw kids away from reading. But parents who want to instill a love of reading in their children can still take steps to ensure their kids don’t miss out on the benefits of a good book. * Read to your children. Numerous studies have discovered various benefits of reading to children when they are young. The National Center for Education Statistics notes that children whose parents read to them typically become better readers and perform better in

school. Reading to children early on is the first step toward fostering a love of reading kids will develop and continue throughout their lives. Many parents read to their children at night before bedtime, but any time of day will suffice. * Don’t be discouraged if kids are not interested in books. While reading fiction can help develop a youngster’s imagination, parents should not be discouraged if kids don’t want to read books. Reading the newspaper, magazines and even comic books can help kids develop strong reading skills and an extensive vocabulary and, in the case of comic books, inspire their imaginations. Young sports fans might be more inclined to read the sports page than a novel, so let them do so. Kids are more likely to embrace reading if what they’re reading interests them, so encourage kids to read up on those interests, even if that reading does not involve picking up a book. * Get your youngster his or her own library card. Thanks to the popularity of e-readers, many adults would be hard pressed to locate their local library if asked to do so. But

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Vancouver Island University master’s of education graduate students shared what they’ve learned about learning at a conference earlier this month. VIU students talked about groundbreaking mentorship programs in schools, proposing curricula that develop ‘grit’ in children while reducing bullying, and inventing award-winning Internetuse security protocols that protect children. The range of issues that were presented at the Master’s of Education Research Conference on March 5 were as varied as they were impactful.

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Kristin Wiens, left, Rachel Reynolds, conference organizer Dr. Rachel Moll, Breanne Quist, and Louise Panziera contribute to the Master’s of Education Research Conference this month.

While students presented their research to over 80 delegates in breakout sessions throughout the day, four keynote speakers, all VIU master’s of education alumni, opened the conference by talking about how the

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work they did on their thesis carried over into their professional life. Keynote speaker and VIU alumna Kristin Wiens, curriculum coordinator for the Sooke School Distric, talked about the picture book she created that

formed the centerpiece of her master’s work on mindfulness. The book, called My Gratitude Jar, was published in 2014. “It was delightful how VIU embraced my creativity,” Wiens said in a press release. “That made my engagement in my thesis work so much more meaningful for me.” Dr. Rachel Moll, VIU chairwoman of graduate studies in the Faculty of Education, said after five years of holding the conference, depth and breadth of discussion that takes place among educators continues to inspire. “We hold this conference to not only celebrate the research being done by our students but to show the incredible impact they are having across a vast range of educational fields,” said Moll.

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Housewarming gifts Central Island Telus community ambassadors Glen Husband, left, Karen Conway, John Conway and Stan Cameron make a donation of 41 tenant starter kits to Nanaimo Affordable Housing, represented by executive director Jim Spinelli. Tenants will be moving into the new housing complex at 1597 Boundary Cres. next month. Project partners include Nanaimo Affordable Housing, Vancouver Island Mental Health Society and Haven Society.

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FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

June Fandry 1926 to 2016 June passed away with her remaining family in Calgary, she was a long time resident if Parksville. June was predeceased by her Loving husband Allen (Tex) Fandry and her son Wilson Fandry. She will be missed by her daughter Lynne, two grandsons, two granddaughters and ďŹ ve great grandchildren. Service to be in Calgary at a later date.

DEATHS

DEATHS

William T. E. Hardy

February 9, 1924 to March 13, 2016 Bill was born in Wellington, New Zealand. He served in the RAF. After WWII, he worked his way around the world as a stevedore with the Merchant Marines. He and the family moved to Canada in July 1969. He continued his career as a school teacher in Alberta, Yukon then in British Columbia on Lasqueti Island and Powell River. He and his wife, Mary, settled in Nanaimo when they retired. A gentle man and a gentleman, Bill was respected and loved by those who knew him. An avid horticulturist, he specialized in alpines and rhododendrons. He volunteered for Nanaimo’s Horticulture and Rhododendron Societies and VIRAGS. He served in many positions within the Church of Jesus Christ of LDS. He is survived by his wife Mary, and children Suzanne (Ron) Cooper, Graeme (Karen) Hardy, Pene (Steve) Kenny, Robert (Kellie) Hardy, eight grandchildren, five great-grand children and brother, Trevor (Sandy) Hardy of N. Z. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 9, 2016, 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, 2424 Glen Eagle Cres. Nanaimo.

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Turner, Winifred (nee Reay)

Our beloved Winnie passed away in the palliative care unit at Nanaimo Hospital on Wednesday, March16, 2016 with her family by her side. Winnie was born on November 03, 1915 and lived her entire 100+ years in Nanaimo. She is remembered with love by her daughter Debbie Turner Comis, son-in-law Barry Comis, beloved grandson Ben Comis and treasured great-grandson Colsyn Comis as well as many nieces, nephews and friends who were all dearly loved and a very important part of her life. Winnie was predeceased by her husband and love of her life, Bennie Turner, parents Richard and Ruth Reay, sisters Sybil Reay, Ethel Clayton, Alice Guthrie, Gladys Churchfield and brother Dick Reay. Over her lifetime Winnie contributed greatly to the community in a variety of volunteer positions, was an avid and successful duplicate bridge player and teacher, with husband Bennie started the first square dancing club in Nanaimo and spread kindness and friendship wherever she went. Her loss is real, yet unimaginable all at the same time. No one lives forever, but she will live forever in our hearts. No service by request. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Nanaimo Hospice Society or Nanaimo Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

Tom was a logger for many years. He was the son of Jean and Tom Hunter. His family “The Hunters� were one of the first families to settle in Nanaimo, arriving on the ship “Tory�. His daughter Cindy predeceased Tom, April 2015. He leaves behind his son Chris and family, his sister Shirley Peters and family, stepchildren Stacey and Mike Ando. Also many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, as well as Mary Nisbet his beloved companion of thirty years; granddaughter Kristen, great granddaughters Ava and Leah and great grandson Braydan. My thanks to the Cawthorne boys; “Doug you were there when needed�; as well as my niece Cathy and brother John. Always had a shoulder to cry on. Tom had many memories of good times at cabin 44. He specifically asked for no services so I will respect his wishes. Till we meet again

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John W. Buckingham

September 28, 1920 – March 7, 2016 John passed away on Monday, the 7th of March at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. He is survived by Cynthia, his wife of more than 70 years; his children, Jennifer, Kerry, Eric, Andrea, and Deidre; grandchildren, Shelly, Christopher, Johl, Loree, Sean, Eric, Katie, Benjamin, Robert, Elizabeth, and Tina; great-grandchildren, Lenie, Kieran, Georgia, Jessie, Brandon, Matthew, Andrew, Alivia, Jevin, Cade, Rylan, and Kylar; as well as his brother, David. John was a Lieutenant-Commander in the Royal Canadian Navy and served in the North Atlantic in WWII. He was instrumental in the development of Malaspina College (Vancouver Island University), serving as its first registrar (1969) and, in 1974, became the college’s first Continuing Education Director. John was also a founding member of the Nanaimo Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists and a member of the Probus Club. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him.

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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

TRAVEL

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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CELEBRATIONS Ms. Georgina Windle of Nanaimo, BC and Ms. Pam Findlay of Ladysmith, BC announce the marriage of Ms. Windle’s daughter, Christina Windle, to Ms. Findlay’s son, Christopher Findlay. The intimate March 5th, 2016 wedding, performed by Justice of the Peace, Ann Ronald, took place at the Coast Bastion Inn in Nanaimo, BC. Mr. and Mrs. Findlay honeymooned in Victoria, BC. ANNIVERSARIES

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HELP WANTED PACIFICCARE CHILD CARE RESOURCE AND REFERRAL PROGRAM is seeking a Full-Time Child Care Consultant for their Nanaimo Region. Local candidate preferred. This is a unionized position with starting wage of $17.44 Grid 11 of BCGEU Contract. 35 Hours per week. Must be able to do occasional evening or weekend due to the nature of the position. Anticipated Start Date: April 1, 2016. See website: paciďŹ c-care.bc.ca for full job description and application form. Please include resume with submission; fax to 1-250-756-2021 or, email to: sbeam@pacific-care.bc.ca WHISPERS ADULT Super Store now hiring P/T, on-call, mature Salesperson. Must have excellent customer service skills and cashier experience. Please drop off resume: 525 Terminal Ave, Nanaimo

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The Comox Valley Record, a twice-weekly award winning community newspaper, has an immediate opening for a full-time Advertising Consultant. This is a career opportunity for a motivated self-starter that can thrive in a competitive sales environment. Candidates will be required to meet sales targets while deepening relationships with existing clients through superior customer service and strong sales skills. They will be expected to develop new business, employing extensive prospecting and cold-calling techniques.

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CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22 This is a terrific week to sit down and talk with someone you have not seen in a while, Cancer. Enjoy this reunion and all the laughs that come with strolling down Memory Lane.

Leo

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Sagittarius

Capricorn

Aquarius

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SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21 Unresolved issues might crop up this week, Sagittarius. However, you can tackle anything that comes your way if you think out all of the angles. CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, it is important to speak your mind, even when you are not sure how your opinions will be received. Share your opinions and ask others for theirs. AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, communication is your best bet this week. Make an effort to speak openly with loved ones and you will be glad for having made the extra effort. PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20 Now is a great time to work on new relationships, Pisces. Pay extra attention to a newfound friend or love interest.

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Libra

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Nanaimo News Bulletin Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Snuneymuxw Native Sons B.C. champs

Clippers ahead in Round 2 I

BY GREG SABATINO Black Press

NANAIMO WINS first two games of island Division final. BY GREG SAKAKI The News BulleTiN

The Nanaimo Clippers controlled the game and steered themselves to a two-games-tonone series lead. The Clips defeated the Powell River Kings 5-2 in BCHL playoff action Saturday night at Frank Crane Arena. Just like Game 1, Nanaimo never trailed in Game 2. Twice the Powell River Kings closed the gap to one goal, but both times the Shipmen wrested back control of the play soon afterward. “That’s been a major focus for us and a really big discussion item, is learning to swing momentum back in our favour,” said Mike Vandekamp, Clippers coach. “We feel like we have momentum right now and it takes more than one shift to get momentum back away from us. So if you have one good shift, even if it’s a goal, then we’ve got to grab that next shift and we’ve got to turn it back around.”

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Nanaimo Clippers forward Matt Hoover, left, and Powell River Kings forward Jonny Evans get tied up off a faceoff during Saturday’s BCHL playoff game at Frank Crane Arena. The Clippers won 5-2.

Chris Dodero and Matt Hoover scored for Nanaimo in the first period. Powell River responded early in the second period, but Yanni Kaldis restored his team’s lead four minutes later. The Kings again got within one midway through the frame, then Sheldon Rempal got alone in front and roofed a backhander late in the period. The Clippers were efficient in the third and iced the win on an empty-net marker by Devin Brosseau. Evan Johnson made 24 saves for the win. Rempal said the Clippers did

the little things right and won thanks to different facets of their game, from the penalty kill, to their defensive efforts, to finding ways to score on the opposing goalie. “We just want to make it tough around him, get some traffic and luckily we’ve been making some good plays and getting a few past him,” Rempal said. The Clippers won Friday’s Game 1 at Frank Crane Arena by a 4-1 score, with Spencer Hewson, Lucas Finner, Brosseau and Gavin Gould scoring the goals and Johnson making

30 saves for the win. “Our toughest test in the playoffs lies ahead, because of where we’re going and we’re playing a tough team that plays very well in their own arena…” Vandekamp said. “That’s going to be a really fun challenge.” GAME ON … The Clippers and Kings faced off Monday after press time and play again tonight (March 22) at 7 p.m. at Powell River’s Hap Parker Arena. Game 5, if necessary, is at Frank Crane Arena at 7 p.m. on Thursday. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

The Snuneymuxw Native Sons repeated as B.C. champions in front of a raucous crowd Friday in Williams Lake at the Junior All-Native Tournament. The Native Sons boys’ basketball team defeated Syilx 95-81 in the final to top 16 other teams from around the province. “First off, I’d like to thank that other team for playing a great game against us,” said Charles Gladstone, one of the coaches of the Sons. “Playing them year after year is pretty tough.” Syilx had sent Snuneymuxw to the bottom half of the draw just two days prior, but the Native Sons battled through Prince Rupert in the semifinal to earn the rematch in the championship. Hayden Jeffrey scored 35 points to lead his team in the final, Jordan Gladstone scored 19 and Will Nicholls had 16. Trailing 45-40 at the half, Charles Gladstone said his club was getting hammered on the boards and needed to start playing a more team-oriented game. See ‘NATION’ /34

They’re Golden!

VIU Mariners Women’s Volleyball team are national champions.

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Mariners miss out on medals at nationals Vancouver Island University’s basketball teams played well in stretches at national championships, but weren’t in medal contention. The VIU men’s and women’s teams both won one game at their respective Canadian Col-

legiate Athletic Association championship tournaments last week. The Mariners men started their tournament in Fort McMurray, Alta., with a 90-77 win against the Keyano Huskies, but then lost 87-82 to the

eventual champions, the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks, and concluded play with a 96-77 loss to the Nomades de Montmorency. Josh Ross, who scored 38 in the loss to NAIT, was chosen a first-team all-star.

VIU’s women had a tough start to their tourney in Windsor, Ont., losing 74-36 to NAIT. The Mariners responded with a 75-44 win against the St. Mary’s Lightning, but then lost to the No. 1-seeded Dynamiques de Sainte Foy, 61-54, to end their

medal hopes. Lanae Adams was chosen a second-team all-star and the Mariners women received the tournament’s Fair Play Award. Humber won the national championship on a last-second shot.

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Ava Johnson of the Mariners Volleyball Club Blue U15 team spikes the ball during a match against Parksville at a Volleyball B.C. Super Series event at Vancouver Island University March 12.

Club volleyball heating up Mariners Volleyball Club teams are keeping busy on the court as playoffs get closer. Nanaimo has hosted several major Volleyball B.C. club tournaments in recent weeks, including a U16 Super Series

tourney March 12-13 involving four Mariners girls’ teams. The next local club tournament is a U15 girls’ Super Volley series stop April 2-3 and regional championships start the following weekend.

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Ali Hunter, left, and Lindsey O’Donnell of the Mariners Volleyball Club Black team make a block during a match against South Cowichan at a Volleyball B.C. Super Series event at VIU on March 12.


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Timbermen sign tough defender

The senior A Nanaimo Timbermen announced that they have added a physical defender to the mix for the upcoming season. Tanner Theede of Whitby, Ont., 6-foot-3, 230 pounds, has 208 penalty minutes in 33 career games. “Tanner will make it very uncomfortable for opposing forwards,” said Chris Bowman, T-men president.

Athletes golden at Winter Games Nanaimo Special Olympics athletes helped Team B.C. to an impressive medal haul at the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games. B.C. won 120 medals at the games in Corner Brook, Nfld., from March 1-5. Cross-country skier Dennis Lynch took home three medals, winning gold in the 500-metre event and earning silver in the one-kilometre and 2.5km distances. Figure skaters Arianna Phillips and Michael Phillips won gold in Level 1 pairs. Bill Polz and Jason Mills helped their B.C. Vipers team to a silver medal in floor hockey. Also, Art Peck coached a Vancouver Island curling team to a silver medal. “We are so thrilled with the results – the personal bests and medals both,” said Leslie Thornley, Team B.C.’s chef de mission, in a press release.

NINTH ANNUAL event held in memory of Gavin Fletcher. BY GREG SAKAKI THE NEWS BULLETIN

It’s a trail run, it’s a mystery, and it’s a challenge. The ninth annual Fletcher’s Challenge, organized by Nanaimo’s Runners of Compassion, takes place Friday (March 25). “[It’s] probably the best trail race on Vancouver Island, just because it’s point-to-point, mystery, and it’s pretty cool,” said Dan Brady, one of the group’s founders. The event is held in memory of Gavin Fletcher, a sports writer and member of the Runners of Compassion who was killed in a car crash in 2006. The first Fletcher’s Challenge was organized to raise money for his widow and daughters, but the cheque was refused. Over the past nine years, the event has raised $160,000 to help local families in need with sports costs. “Maybe they can’t register their kid for sports, then we’ll do that, or we’ll buy them skates or we’ll buy them a baseball glove. We do all that kind of stuff,” Brady said. Fletcher’s Challenge is unique because it offers the element of the unknown. Runners sign up to race 15 kilometres to the finish line at Westwood Lake Park, but they don’t know what route

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Gary Duncan, left, Sam Wetzel and Orphee Bernard splash through a pond during last year’s Fletcher’s Challenge trail run in Nanaimo. This year’s event will be held Friday (March 25).

they’ll take to get there. They board a bus the morning of race day and head to a mystery start line. “We try and get ’em wet, we try and get ’em muddy, we try and expose them to new trails that they wouldn’t normally see,” said Brady. Last year the route went straight through a puddle so large it was pretty much a pond. There will also be climbs and descents. “It’s not an easy race, but it’s

organizers will fill no more than five buses. Registration for the trail race is $25 in advance, or $30 on race day from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Westwood Lake Park. The bus leaves at 9:30 a.m. and the race starts at 10 a.m. The cookie run/walk, starting at 10 a.m., is $25 per family. For information, please visit Frontrunners Nanaimo on Bowen Road or visit http://fletcherschallenge.blogspot.ca. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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Prepchuk camp back in Nanaimo Everybody wants to play quarterback, and at a camp next month, they get that chance. Prepchuk Quarterback Camp returns to Nanaimo on April 17 at John Barsby Secondary School field. Jay Prepchuk is coach of the Handsworth Royals and former coach of the UBC Thunderbirds. The camp will cover topics such as throwing mechanics, play-action passing, footwork and reading defences. The camp runs from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and costs $100, including t-shirt. For more information, please e-mail jprepchuk@sd44.ca or phone 604-803-2473.

not a killer race, by any means. If you love trail running, this is what it’s all about: ups, downs, wet, mud, big vistas…” said Brady. “This is like Gavin’s challenge. This is his lasting challenge to everybody, like, race this one, you guys.” At the same time as the 15km race, there is also a 6km cookie run/walk around the lake for families, followed by an Easter egg hunt for children. Registration is filling up and

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Snuneymuxw Native Sons player Hayden Jeffrey scores a lay-up against Syilx in the final of the Junior All-Native Tournament in Williams Lake on Friday.

“We knew if we could do that and close the wings off in the second half we’d get the game,” he said. Another coach, Paul Wyse-Seward, said that sort of win shows why the Native Sons are champions. “My thing is, we’ve all got to believe and work as one, sticking together as a team whether you’re on the floor or on the bench,” he said. Jeffrey was selected MVP for a second-straight year and he and Jordan Gladstone were tournament all-stars. Cedric Mack was chosen the tourney’s top defensive player. Wyse-Seward said the Snuneymuxw take a lot of pride in the achievements of the Native Sons. Some family members made the trip to Williams Lake, but those in Nanaimo remained keen supporters. “Our chief and council chambers was full with members that went up to watch it on the big screen. We had members throughout our community watching the live stream, all texting back and forth,

commenting on Facebook,” he said. “It shows how much the community was behind our boys.” The tournament featured upwards of 450 players in both boys’ and girls’ divisions of players aged 13-19. Games were spread across three venues and crowds of more than 500 spectators regularly attended. In the girls’ final, Syilx downed Greenville 71-40 to claim its third-consecutive Junior All-Native Tournament crown. Event organizer Crystal Tallio said she couldn’t have been happier with how the week went. She stressed the importance of the tournament in providing a positive environment and experience for First Nations youth around the province. “It was a really great turnout and all in all a really great week…” Tallio said. “The basketball was all really good calibre and all the kids played their best. We had lots of good feedback from the other teams.” Next year’s Junior AllNative Tournament will be hosted in Kelowna. -with files from Greg Sakaki

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Dwayne Johnston, left, and Robert Biernacki of Island Top Team celebrate at the Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championships in Irvine, Calif.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Nanaimo News Bulletin B3

All mortgages are not created equal Buyer No. 1 has a rate of 2.99 per cent; buyer No. 2 chose a lender with a rate of 3.09 pre cent; and buyer No. 3 went with 3.19 per cent. CAROLINE ROACH Buyer No. 1 is going to pay $13.80 & JOHN WOODS less per month than buyer No. 2, and $27.69 less per month than MORTGAGES buyer No. 3. Our assumption then is that buyer No. 1 is better off because they will Are all mortgages created equally? be paying $165.60 less per year In short the answer is no. than buyer No. 2 and $332.28 per There is a common misunderyear less than Buyer No. 3. standing that the only thing that Life being what it is, things hapdifferentiates one lender from pen – you may be surprised to another is mortgage rate, so the know that 50 per cent of mortgages consumer is left with the percepin Canada are broken before term tion that if they got the lowest rate and result in a penalty. available then Let’s say both they in turn got buyer No. 1 and the best mortbuyer No. 2 need gage available. to sell with two This misconyears remaining ception can be in their five year costly for conterms, which It will always be in your sumers. Let’s means they are turn back the both going to clock a few years best interest to analyze have to pay a and analyze penalty to break all aspects of a mortgage three first-time the mortgages buyers and their before choosing a lender. early. respective mortBuyer No. 1 gages. with the lowest rate was not aware All three buyers are purchasing that their lender considered the property for $275,000 with five per 2.99 per cent a deeply discounted cent down. After default insurance rate from posted and will be applyfees, they have all ended up with a ing the discount of 2.25 per cent mortgage of $268,434.37, all three (the posted five-year rate at the mortgages will be amortized over time of origination was 5.24 per 25 years. cent) to the penalty calculations

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Buyer No. 1

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$12,332.11

resulting in a penalty of $12,332.11. Buyer No. 2 used a lender who did not consider the rate of 3.09 per cent a discount, and therefore did not apply the difference from the five-year posted rate to the calculation. Buyer No. 2’s penalty is $1,907.39. Buyer No. 1 paid $5,961.60 less in monthly payments during the three years of the term than buyer No. 2, but because of the inflated penalty, despite having a higher rate buyer No. 2 is coming out ahead. Now let’s look at buyer No. 3 – nothing has come up that has caused them to break term early, so there is no need to pay a penalty. However, at the end of their fiveyear term, they decided to switch lenders, for whatever reason (maybe to get a lower rate). They will not be seeking additional money, or changing the remaining amortization in any way, so they are confident that they will be able to transfer the mortgage to a new lender without incurring any costs. Unfortunately when they went

$1,907.39

to talk to a mortgage professional, they discovered that their current lender registered the mortgage as a collateral charge as opposed to a conventional mortgage charge, and as such they cannot transfer the mortgage without incurring new legal and possibly an appraisal on the property. As you can see from the examples above, not all mortgages are created equal and there’s much more to a mortgage than just a rate. Ask yourself, if you were in buyer No. 1’s shoes and had known about the inflated penalty calculation, would have chosen that mortgage just because the rate was one-tenth of a per cent lower? We have all heard the saying that “knowledge is power,” it will always be in your best interest to analyze all aspects of a mortgage before choosing a lender. There truly is no one-size-fits-all mortgage. u Caroline Roach and John Woods own Fitzwilliam Mortgage Corporation.

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Nanaimo News Bulletin Tuesday, March 22, 2016

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Insulation options available for an energy-efficient home JASON SCHMIDT ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Every home in Nanaimo is insulated in order to keep residents warm in winter and cool in summer. The effectiveness of your insulation is a product of both the materials used and the installation process. Here are four options to consider when insulating, or re-insulating, a home. Each type comes with its own benefits, and not all options suit all applications. It is important to consult a building professional to determine the best fit for your home before installing insulation.

Insulated concrete form construction – Made from interlocking poly-

styrene forms, this type of insulation stacks like Lego blocks and is reinforced with steel. After the walls are constructed, concrete is poured in their hollow core, and the foam forms remain, providing continuous insulation on both sides of the wall. Perks to this type of insulation include energy conservation (insulated concrete form homes use

40 per cent less energy than conventionally constructed homes), a reduced environmental impact, and an air-tight home that keeps heat in during the winter and heat out during the summer. Fibreglass insulation – This type of insulation is a silicate fibre made primarily from recycled glass (usually 20-35 per cent, depending on the manufacturer). Fibreglass is strong but remains lightweight. Due to its affordability and ease of installation, this option has been particularly popular in Nanaimo. Fibreglass insulation traps pockets of air which in turn keeps the air temperature in your home comfortable throughout the year. Spray foam – Spray Foam insulates homes by providing a permanent seal against air and moisture while simultaneously reducing home energy usage. It is important to consult a professional to match the type of density to your specific application. Cellulose insulation – Made up of 100 per cent recycled paper, a corn starch binder, magnesium sulphate, and non-toxic boric acid, cellulose insulation is another exciting option for home insulation. Cellulose insulation is fire resistant because of the magnesium sulphate, an ingredient often used by fire fighters when putting out forest fires. It is an excellent insulation choice

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Insulated concrete form construction is made from stacking, interlocking polystyrene forms reinforced with steel and filled with concrete.

for pest control, moisture management, and sound suppression and it fits easily into tight corners and around pipes. The right insulation system can save you money, reduce the

amount of energy you use and essentially make your home a more comfortable place to be. u Jason Schmidt is co-owner and project manager of Pheasant Hill Homes.


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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Nanaimo News Bulletin B5

Flooring is the foundation and starting point for any room TIM HARTMAN FLOORING

When beginning the design of any room in your home, you should be designing from the “ground up.” The floor is the foundation of your room and can also be used as the starting point for a beautifully designed space. Try to think of your floor as the fifth wall of your room and maybe even the most important one. As either a home buyer or seller, you want a floor that is as functional as it is visually appealing. If you are renovating to sell your home, new floors are an excellent feature to consider investing in, as they can instantly update the entire look of a space with minimal effort and intrusion. When you are deciding on new flooring, consider these important factors: Will it add value to my home? How long am I planning to stay in this home? Is it practical for not only my family now, but also future owners of the home? Can it easily coordinate with several décor styles? If I was re-purchasing my own home, would I be satisfied with the flooring choices?

Is it easy to maintain? What warranties are included with both material and installation, and are they transferable to the next owner? Is it child-/pet-friendly? Luxury vinyl planks and tiles are an excellent option for any busy household, homes with small children or pets, or any area susceptible to moisture. Luxury vinyl products are taking the flooring industry by storm, being the optimal choice over laminates and hardwoods for their extreme durability and water-resistance, while still getting the look of real wood. Many manufacturers are now introducing a luxury vinyl plank with a layer of cork on the back, adding to the warmth, comfort, and longevity of the floor. What’s most appealing about luxury vinyl products is that they can be installed in all areas of the home, meaning you can create a cohesive look throughout. With the ever-growing popularity of the open concept floor plan, this is an especially key factor. Carpet is still a leading choice for bedrooms, recreational rooms, dens, or home offices. Several brands offer improved stain-resistance and lifetime warranties on wear and texture retention. The majority of home buyers prefer seeing carpet in more casual areas of the home, particularly in secondary bedrooms. Replacing carpet that is past its prime (10 or more years) is one of the most budget-friendly ways to update a room and will definitely attract potential buyers. Depending on budget, hardwood

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Carpet is still a leading choice for bedrooms, recreational rooms, dens and home offices.

floors are often the preferred choice for main living areas, dining rooms and family rooms. Either engineered or solid hardwood floors remain the best return on investment when selling your home. Even adding hardwood flooring to the key areas of your home, such as the living room and dining room, will automatically increase the value of the home, even as time goes on. Hardwood flooring never goes out of style, and it will continue to impress both buyers and sellers alike. This is especially important if you are renovating now but still plan to stay in your home for some time. Whether buying, selling, or just

in the market for new flooring, it is always a good idea to consult a flooring specialist with a reputable company that offers a professional installation service. A flooring specialist should also offer a complimentary in-home consultation to assist you in choosing the best option for your home. The process of choosing material for your “fifth wall” should be fun and exciting – it is an opportunity to enhance the overall look of your home that will be beautiful and practical for years to come. u Tim Hartman is a salesman with United Floors.

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Nanaimo News Bulletin Tuesday, March 22, 2016

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To buy or not to buy – new furniture that is. I hear it all the time: do we purchase new furniture now or wait until we sell our home? If you are considering putting your home on the market in the near future, decorating your home with more up-to-date upholstery designs and accessories will add value to your greatest asset. You can consider this new furniture purchase as part of the staging process, which is a very important step prior to selling. It is what makes that first impression with the potential buyer. So ‘yes’ is the answer. Where do you start? It can be very overwhelming to begin this process. Some of us have not made a furniture purchase in 10 years or more. Because of this, a common

choice a lot of people make is to buy that typical ‘furniture store’ look: sofa, loveseat and chair all in the same upholstery. When you are in the furniture stores shopping, make sure you ask if they have a service that offers you a complimentary inhome design service that would come out to your home and help you make this big decision easier. It can turn a stressful experience back into fun. An in-home designer can assist you to make choices that will enable you to take your new purchase with you into your new home. There are lots of tricks of the trade that can help you create a look that reflects your taste and lifestyle but will be easy to transport with you in your move. One way is to keep all of the bigger furniture in more of a neutral colour, then having some fun with accents or, as I like to call it, the jewelry. Have a good time with the process, but if you can, avail yourself of expert help to achieve the look you want without making any expensive mistakes. u Christine Robinson is a designer with La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries.

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