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2011 was a bit of a tough year, but it looks like 2012 is going to be a steady year.

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There’s reason for quiet optimism in the central Island area, despite lingering effects of economic downturn. That’s the message close to 200 audience members heard at the Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Central Vancouver Island’s construction industry forum Thursday at the Coast Bastion Inn. From the debt crisis in Europe and trade with China, to interest rates and investment opportunities in Nanaimo, speakers talked of a stable B.C. economy with slow growth in a number of sectors expected in 2012. Toby Seward, city director of development, said there are people who want to invest in Nanaimo. “2011 was a bit of a tough year, but it looks like 2012 is going to be a steady year,” he said. “We review the stats, review what’s going forward and the signs are looking good in our one- to five-year forecast.” There are numerous sites in the city in terms of development, including the Sandstone project in Cedar, the Green Thumb Nursery property on Hammond Bay and the Madill property on Bowen Road, he said. “Oceanview is still talking

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Billy Thien, left, Marc Lemieux and Andrew Buckland position a section of roofing Friday atop an apartment building being built by Akal Development. The structure at the corner of Nicol and Farquhar streets is one of several major projects underway across Nanaimo, where the industry is forecasting modest growth in 2012.

about moving ahead as well,” he said. Bill Corsan, city manager of real estate, said investment opportunities are being driven by low interest rates, flattened land values, low vacancy rates and lack of rental products. “We have two rental projects happening right now and I think the last one was in the

1990s,” he said. Travis Archibald, Vancouver Island market analyst with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, said housing starts in Nanaimo fell in 2011, but remain relatively stable and a slight increase is forecast for this year. “We also saw roughly 1,500 MLS transactions in 2011 and

expect a slight increase to that in 2012, but nowhere near past levels,” he said. “Supply is relatively stable and there should be a bit of an increase in demand this year, but it is still a buyer’s market.” Mark Lovick of RBC said Vancouver Island seems to be filtered from the sweeping economic challenges the rest

of the world faces and continued low interest rates are good news. “We don’t see the huge swings up or down,” he said. “On the Island, we’ve had virtually the same sales activity for the last four years.” Doug Wittal, CHBA provincial president, detects a sense of optimism among homebuilders in the central Island and likes what he sees in terms of people stepping outside the box. “We drive the market, we drive the economy and if you’re not willing to change your product and get into the new world, you’re not going to have a market and you’re not going to be working,” he said. Wittal pointed to the Greenrock industrial park between Bowen and Boxwood roads and the Village at Summerhill townhouse project on Dufferin Crescent as two examples. “You have to be innovative in today’s world,” he said. “Green and affordability are key words. That’s where we have to go.”

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Mounties report crime decrease BY TOBY GORMAN THE NEWS BULLETIN

Overall crime was down 26 per cent compared to last quarter in Nanaimo. RCMP Supt. Norm McPhail, officer in charge of the Nanaimo detachment, addressed city council Monday with the crime figures for the period of Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, 2011. Factors that reduced the overall crime rate were drops in mischief, including graffiti offences, which was down to 307 offences from the previous quarter of 347 due mostly to police efforts to mitigate the problem, and traffic offences, due mostly to tougher drinking and driving laws. “We attribute the drop in impaired driving offences to immediate roadside prohibition legislation that was brought in,” said McPhail. “People’s attitudes on driving while impaired have changed for the better and that has shown up in the numbers. That legislation in the province, overall, has reduced fatal crashes by 40 per cent compared to last year.” Motor vehicle thefts across the city were down from 80 over the summer to 38 in the third quarter. Illegal drug activity was also down. Residential break-and-enters across the city, however, are on the rise. That category saw a considerable increase in activity with a 50 per cent rise from 195 break-ins for the year to date last year to 293 for the same period this year. “That can be attributed to some offenders that have been released back from the system and are back active in the community. But we’re up 50 per cent in that area so we’re focusing resources on that to bring it down,” said McPhail. Commercial break-and-enters were down nine per cent. Other crimes that increased were shoplifting, sex offences and weapons offences. McPhail said policing priorities for the past year included crime reduction, youth, traffic and the downtown core. For the upcoming year, Nanaimo RCMP will

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Nanaimo RCMP arrested a man accused of unlawful confinement, threats, assault and breach of probation without incident early Friday. The 20-year-old Nanaimo man was arrested at about 12:35 a.m. at a home in the north end of Nanaimo he is known to frequent, police said in a press release. The man was expected to appear in Nanaimo provincial court Friday. Mounties put out an arrest warrant earlier this week, accusing the man of confining, beating and threatening an 18-year-old woman in his home for more than 15 hours. The warrant was issued after an incident that started early Monday when the accused allegedly held the woman against her will in his north Nanaimo home, where he kicked, punched and threatened her before finally letting her go Monday afternoon. Police said the victim received numerous injuries during her ordeal, but did not require hospitalization.

Lantzville urban agriculture discussion ongoing “It’s a tough process. There are so many tough opinions on both sides,” said de Jong. In June the district created an Urban Food Garden Advisory Committee, which presented its report on the issue in September, although the bylaw remains at second reading. Council proposed some revisions to address outstanding issues. De Jong said the overriding contentious issue is manure and its impacts on water supply. He added that creating opportunities for agriculture is an important issue.

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Lantzville council wants more discussion on the urban food garden bylaw. The bylaw was discussed at Monday’s council meeting, but Lantzville Mayor Jack de Jong said council will look for more advice as to where it is heading on the issue. De Jong said options include the possibility of a public meeting, hearing from experts and examining how other municipalities have handled the issue.

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Eligibility restored for gambling grants BY TOM FLETCHER BLACK PRESS

Adult sports and arts groups, environmental and animal welfare agencies will once again be eligible to apply for grants from the B.C. government’s gambling revenues. Those groups were made ineligible after

the government cut the budget for community grants following the recession of 2008. They can again apply for grants, but the total fund remains at $135 million, where it was set by Premier Christy Clark last year. Kathleen Darby, executive director of the Nanaimo Conserva-

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nity, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Ida Chong released Triplett’s report Wednesday, and promised to keep working on a way to provide multi-year funding for community g roups instead of making them apply every year for grants. Clark said the financial pressure on the B.C. government made it difficult to maintain the grant budget at $135 million, and did not allow restoring it to its 2008 peak of $156 million. The province will also increase support for other organizations that have experienced funding cuts in the past three years, including fairs, festivals, youth arts and community service, as well as the B.C. Summer Games, she said. The announcement reverses decisions made by former minister Rich Coleman in March 2010 to focus grants on organizations helping youth and disabled people. Coleman said the grants were a patchwork that supported some adult groups such as rugby clubs, while adult hockey and other activities received no support.

tory of Music, said she is pleased the government went ahead with the community gaming grants review and that once the report came back, it acknowledged its mistake in cutting the budget so severely. But she added she would like to see a long-ter m commitment, possibly through le gislation, that a stable portion of that gaming money will be reinvested in the community annually. When the Liberal Party came to power in B.C., the government promised to commit more money to community and social programs as it expanded gaming in the province. Darby said she would like to see that social contract with the people of B.C. honoured. “The gover nment needs to go one step further and make that commitment to the people of B.C.,” Darby said. Shortly after taking over as premier, Clark restored $15 million of the $36 million that was cut from the fund, and appointed former Kwantlen University president Skip Triplett to hold hearings around the province. Clark and Commu-

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PREVIOUS COMMITTEE wanted to give some organizations more than they were asking for.

“I think a certain amount of fairness is required,” said Mayor John Ruttan. The “unusual” decisions prompted city manager Al Kenning to recommend the three grants scheduled to receive overfunding be limited to the full amount of their individual requests. Kenning said he made the recommendation, which was supported by council, so the committee “will know for next time.” Zeni Maartman, chairwoman of SPAC, said the committee saw opportunities with the three recipients and recommended funding accordingly. “ We t a k e g r a n t requests very seriously,” said Maartman. “We admit this is a little bit unusual, but it wasn’t about arbitrarily increasing the amount. The type of programs we’re talking about, we saw as having extremely good value for the money, and though they had applied for a limited

“I don’t know what the word is, it’s nonsensical,” he said. “If Nanaimo council- you ask for a certain lors were scratching amount of money and their heads Monday you get the maximum over decisions made you ask for that should by the previous coun- be it.” cil’s Social Planning The John Howard Advisory Committee to Society asked for $2,000 overfund some and was recgrant requests ommended while denying t o r e c e ive another alto$3,600; the gether. Nanaimo and In its most Region Inderecent dispendent Livtribution of ing Resource social developCentre Assoment grants, ciation asked the commitfor $4,350 and tee recomwas recomMAARTMAN mended three mended to organizations receive $5,350; – Nanaimo Re gion and the Tillicum Lelum John Howard Society, Aboriginal Friendship Nanaimo and Region Centre asked for $3,500 Independent Living and was recommended Resource Centre Asso- to receive $4,500. ciation and Tillicum The Chase River EleL e l u m A b o r i g i n a l mentary School PAC Friendship Centre – asked for $2,000 and receive funding that was recommended to exceeded the groups’ receive nothing. respective requests, while other requests re c e ive d l e s s a n d another received nothing. “I was surprised to see the three applicants being awarded more funds than they had asked for,” said Coun. Diane Brennan, who sits on the curNanaimo’s only hearing rent Social Planing Advisory Committee. clinic owned and staffed “I don’t know the full by an audiologist extent of their reasoning ... but I do intend to have a discussion with Park Place the committee as to 110-2124 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo why they thought it was calvorihearing.com important that they do it the way they did.” Coun. Ted Greves was Registered with the College of Speech & Hearing more blunt with his Health Professionals of BC opinion.

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amount of funds, we decided that with additional funds they would be able to enhance these programs to make them even stronger. We believed we could do a better job than what they were asking for.” Maartman said she sees now the committee should have explained the justification for its decisions, adding there was little opportunity to communicate because of the municipal election and Christmas holidays. Since the election, council representatives on SPAC have changed. Council also questioned another slate of grants issued by the same committee. Six funding requests were made by local organizations for $60,000 in Healthy Community Grants for 2012, though only three received any funding. N a n a i m o Re g i o n John Howard Society received $20,000 through the program, as did Nanaimo Women’s Resources Society and Tillicum Lelum

Aboriginal Friendship Centre. Receiving nothing were Nanaimo Men’s Resource Centre, Shore Counselling Society and AVI Enterprises, which provides programs for addicts in the justice system.

Jim Kipp, for mer council representative on the Social Planning Advisory Committee, said no organizations are favoured. “Typically what the committee does is when they review the grants

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B&E suspect busted RCMP in Nanaimo have arrested a man suspected of breaking into the Balmoral Hotel Tuesday. The suspect, 40, and another man allegedly kicked in the front door of the social housing facility at 126 Haliburton St. and stole a 32-inch TV and DVD player. The building, a residence for people with mental health issues, is owned and operated by the Canadian Mental Health Association. The TV and DVD player were purchased by a hotel employee who donated them to the facility’s residents. Investigators used hotel video security footage to identify one suspect, who was found in possession of break-in tools, when members arrested him at about 1 a.m. Wednesday. Charges for possessing break and enter tools have been recommended against him. He was scheduled to appear in Nanaimo provincial court Wednesday. Police are also looking for his accomplice, believed to be a First Nations man with a medium build in his 20s who wore dark clothes and a hoodie with a Nike logo on its back. Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, said investigators are checking to see if the suspects are connected to other recent break and enters.

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The B.C. and federal governments have agreed to a five-year interest-free repayment schedule for the $1.6 billion harmonized sales tax transition fund, but the deal does not change the province’s deficit position. B.C. Finance Minister Kevin Falcon said Wednesday the interest break will save B.C. $118 million in interest costs, since the money doesn’t have to be borrowed all at once to repay by the March 31 deadline.

Instead Ottawa will accept five annual transfers of $320 million each. The entire repayment is still being charged to the province’s books in the current fiscal year, which ends this spring. Combined with reduced provincial revenues and slightly increased spending, B.C.’s deficit for this year is forecast to be $3.1 billion. The terms of the referendum where voters opted out of the HST require the province to restore the PST with the charges and exemptions that existed prior to July 2010. A panel of tax experts has been appointed to review the PST for possible administrative efficiencies when it is reinstated in the spring of 2013. When the HST was

rejected, the finance ministry estimated it would bring in an additional $600 million in revenues in each of the next two years, based on economic growth and extending the seven-per-cent provincial portion of the sales tax to a variety of services. Fo r m e r p re m i e r B i l l Vander Zalm, who spearheaded the petition to repeal the HST, said both the federal and provincial governments are dragging out the transition period to benefit their bottom line and that of businesses. Businesses will have to forgo input tax credits available under the HST, and convert cash registers and accounting systems back to collecting the GST and PST separately. Low-income

B.C. residents will lose HST rebates starting in 2013. The total cost to B.C. of going back to the PST has been estimated at about $3 billion. In addition to the transition fund repayment, and the foregone extra revenue, B.C. has to re-establish a provincial sales tax administration and audit department. About 300 provincial tax collectors were transferred to the federal payroll when the HST took effect in July 2010. Transition rules for businesses switching from the HST back to the former provincial sales tax are expected to be announced by March 31, the end of the current fiscal year. editor@nanaimobulletin.com

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Parent feedback sought by district Nanaimo school officials want to hear what more parents think about the services available for special needs students. The district is collecting feedback on its school-based and district-level student support services through an online survey at www.sd68. bc.ca. Donna Reimer, school district spokeswoman, said the district has extended the deadline for responses from Jan. 16 to Feb. 10 in an effort to reach more parents, as district officials received feedback that some parents were not aware of the survey. Schools have been asked to send out a reminder to parents. So far the district has received 289 responses.

Mechanical failure cancels sailings A mechanical failure on the Queen of Oak Bay Thursday caused a series of cancellations on B.C. Ferries routes between Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. The vessel came to halt 15 minutes out of the Departure Bay terminal on its 5 p.m. sailing to Horseshoe Bay following fire alarms and smoke reported from an engine. The vessel proceeded to Horseshoe Bay on one engine and was taken out of service. That resulted in cancellations of the 7 p.m. sailing from Horseshoe Bay and 9 p.m. from Departure Bay Thursday and Friday’s 6:30 a.m. from Horseshoe Bay and 8:30 a.m. from Nanaimo. The Queen of Coquitlam was pulled off the Departure Bay to Tsawwassen route to replace the Oak Bay, cancelling Friday’s 7:45 a.m. sailing from Tsawwassen and 10:15 a.m. return from Departure Bay. Engineers were investigating the cause of the engine failure Friday. Cancellations were not expected today or Sunday (Jan. 14-15).

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Stone memorial marks Lantzville mining history

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Armand Caillet, a founding member of the Lantzville Historical Society, says mining is an important part of Lantzville’s history but there are few remnants that point to its impact on the community. The society unveiled a mining memorial stone at the end of Jacks Road earlier this month to honour Lantzville’s mining heritage.

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ining helped change Lantzville from a struggling agriculture district to a growing community. But few remnants are left that point to the impact mining had on Lantzville except a few wharf pilings at the end of Jack’s Road. Earlier this month, the Lantzville Historical Society unveiled a mining memorial stone at that location to honour the industry’s contribution. The Lantzville mine, known as Grant’s Mine, ran from 19161926. Armand Caillet is a founding member of the Lantzville Historical Society whose father Abel worked in the mine from 1917 to 1920. He said if it wasn’t for the coal mine, his family and many others wouldn’t have come to the region. “Coal is what made Lantzville,” said Caillet. The community’s name also has its origins in the mining era – it was named after Fraser Lantz, one of the owners of the mine. Brian Blood, Lantzville Historical Society vice-president, said the coal history can be easily forgotten because the mining structures were torn down, but it’s important to recognize the heritage. “It changed the local community completely,” said Blood. The area was thinly populated before the mining boom, with about eight farms scattered across the region. With the influx of miners and their families, more businesses were built to provide services. The mines were sometimes dangerous places to work. Caillet’s father was emptying coal one day when it exploded in his face because other members were blasting in the area.

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the Lantzville Hotel and purchased the mining property for $32,000, later subdividing and selling it. The memorial stone features three etched plaques, two depicting the mining structures and one giving a brief history. The society purchased the plaques for $560, the stone was donated by the owners of Eccleston farm in Pleasant Valley and May Trucking donated its services to move the stone.

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Drivers should stayy off phone p In the first 20 months of British Columbia’s distracted driving law, police issued 46,008 tickets to drivers for using hand-held electronic devices while behind the wheel. Another 1,372 tickets were issued for e-mailing or texting while driving. The Ministry of the Solicitor-General says that means 16 people are still alive thanks to a 12 per cent reduction in motor vehicle accidents involving fatalities and seriPEOPLE ous injuries. FAR more The statistics suggest the likely to be two-year-old ban on talking in crash if on or texting on a cellphone phone while while driving has been effective. But as anyone behind wheel. who spends any amount of time on the province’s roads and highways will likely attest, the reality is somewhat different. Drivers are still talking on their cellphones. Some are just more discreet about doing it. They wait until they’re on quieter side streets, or they look around to ensure no police are nearby. Or they try to hide their activity, keeping their phone out of sight as they press numbers or check their text messages. Others openly seem to be flouting the law, chatting with their cellphone pressed up to their ear as they drive along busy thoroughfares. A recent survey by ICBC says their excuses range from outright defiance at the righteousness of the law, to misguided affection for the feel of the phone in their hand to a wrongheaded belief that making or taking a call while at a red light doesn’t count as driving. The risks presented by distracted driving are very real. In fact, you’re 23 times more likely to get into an accident if you’re using your cellphone while driving. So even though the coast might be clear of vigilant police, stay off the phone while driving.

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Wages one measure of work’s value BY CARA BRADY

Work – paid or unpaid, praised or damned, love it or hate it, everybody does it. Some people work in careers they’ve dreamed of since childhood – others change careers, not just jobs, on average, three to seven times over their work lives. People who are starting or changing careers have a lot to think about. Do they go for the highest paying jobs, the jobs that are most in demand, or what they really want to do? The top 10 jobs in Canada that pay more than $100,000 a year, not surprisingly, take at least a bachelor degree, sometimes as long as 10 or more years of post-secondary education, and a lot of experience to reach peak earning potential. According to Statistics Canada, these jobs are: 10. banking, credit and investment manager: $101,845 per year average (degree in business administration to start); 9. engineering manager: $113,403 (degree in engineering); 8. lawyer: $123,632 (bachelor’s degree plus three years law school); 7. senior manager of trade, broadcasting and other services: $124,000 (bachelor’s degree); 6. dentist $131,552 (bachelor’s degree and four years dental school); 5. general practitioner and family physician: $132,615 (bachelor’s degree plus four years medical

school plus residency of two or more years); 4. senior manager of goods production, utilities, transportation and construction: $160,947 (bachelor’s degree); 3. senior manager of financial, communications and other business services: $162,376 (bachelor’s degree); 2. judge: $178,053 (lawyer with at least 10 years’ experience); 1. specialist physician: $179,514 (bachelor’s degree, medical school, up to six more years residency in specialty). Do high pay and high demand ever coincide? Sometimes. Note: average annual income in Canada 2009, Statistics Canada: family (two or more people) $74,700; single male $37,900; single female $33,800. Canadian Living g hottest jobs: 1. financial manager; 2. skilled tradesperson (pays above national average) 40 per cent of new jobs in the next 20 years will be in the skilled trades; 3. college or vocational school instructor (new technology or skilled trades most in demand). Number of openings exceed number of qualified candidates; 4. dentist or dental hygienist. More job openings than qualified candidates; 5. computer information systems manager, wages double that of national average; 6. university professor; demand expected to grow with demand for an educated work force; 7. human resource specialist or manager; business

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degree, demand expected to stay strong; 8. pharmacist, requires B.Sc. plus pharmacy degree, growing demand, good pay with many pharmacists owning their businesses; 9. registered nurse, bachelor degree, in high demand in Canada and internationally; 10. retail manager; flexible hours, pay above average, needs good people skills but does not require post secondary education. When I was in high school, guidance counselors presented three choices for the girls who weren’t getting married right after graduation – teacher, secretary or nurse. I tried teacher for a number of years. I found the quiz, Find Your Perfect Job, on ivillage.co.uk. I approached it skeptically, remembering a job suitability survey I did many years ago. The perfect jobs for my personality according to the recent quiz: artist, historian, banker, novelist, university professor. All good work choices. With the right education, I think I might have liked any one of the jobs. But I did something that was for me more interesting and enjoyable – if not more profitable. I have combined aspects of many of these jobs. I meet a lot of admirable people and have learned and written about their lives, causes and concerns. And, I like to think that in my own way, I am doing some good. ◆ Cara Brady is a reporter for The Vernon Morning Star.


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Legalization of pot good for society To the Editor, Re: Prohibitionists losing legal debate, Letters, Jan. 10. I read Whelm King and other recent letters in support of the legalization of marijuana with great interest and agree with their primary position, which is that the present illegal status of marijuana inflicts greater harm on society than if it were fully legalized. In the course of my work, I have visited Mexico at least a dozen times over the past few years and it is my fervent wish that those who support the continued illegal status of marijuana should have the opportunity to visit that embattled nation and witness a horror of almost biblical proportion for themselves. We in Canada are disgusted at reading about three or four murders in the Vancouver area over the past couple of weeks. Perhaps we should consider Ciudad Juarez, just south of El Paso, Texas, where the number of murders has soared into the thousands; or Torreon further south where seventeen people were murdered in a restaurant because they were at a birthday party hosted by a drug lord. Perhaps they should visit the area just south of Brownsville, Texas where unmarked graves containing dozens of people have been discovered. Fear stalks that proud nation, poverty is on the increase and businesses located in rural areas are shutting down because they cannot provide adequate security for their workers or management. The tens of billions of illegal

funds pouring into Mexico have allowed inhuman thugs to bribe and control both police and government and those daring to travel by highways in rural areas are open to the possibility of attack from either illegal thugs or police and soldiers brandishing weapons. It is a frightening spectre and it is due solely to the fact that drugs are illegal and therefore out of the realm of normal civil control. If they became legal, the drug lords could find themselves out of business in the same way that bootleggers are gone and for the same reason that there are no illegal tobacco cartels to prey on the vulnerable public. It is well overdue for this status of illegality to be abolished and for the sanity of open, legal and safe manufacturing and distribution to take its place. Leonard Melman Nanoose Bay

Marijuana arguments need less emotion To the Editor, Re: Prohibitionists losing legal debate, Letters, Jan. 10. OK, you’ve had your fun. You’ve sparked a debate where both sides have strong opinions that are long on emotion and short on fact. The writers make sweeping statements such as Whelm King’s, “Cannabis should be legalized because it is relatively harmless and is a potent and effective natural medicine” without referencing any specific study that supports his statement.

Ashley Suggett offers California’s legalization and regulation of medical marijuana as a useful example while seeming to be unaware of similar provision currently available to Canadians. H.B. deWaal is concerned that young people are being saddled with criminal records for a harmless drug when the Youth Justice Act protects all minors from long term implications of youthful indiscretion and in my opinion officers of the law exercise a great deal of leniency with regard to the use of marijuana (nor is the use of restricted to young people). There is more emotion and opinion here than fact. I think it would be helpful if you assigned a reporter, perhaps even two – one who supports the legalization of marijuana and another who is against it – to actually assemble some facts. There is confusion in our society about this drug in particular – some believe legalization will mean the freedom to produce it for themselves without any sort of regulation. Apparently some are unaware that there are provisions for its medicinal use. Many believe that marijuana use brings about much ill. In the introduction to Plato’s Republic, I came across this statement: the diseases of a state are like the heads of a hydra; they multiply when they are cut off. The true remedy for them is not extirpation but prevention. And the way to prevent them is to take care of education and education will take care of the rest.” Your newspaper is a catalyst for

much good in our society when you choose to assist in our education. Susan Schleppe Nanaimo

Policy on marijuana harmful and ridiculous To the Editor, Re: Prohibitionists losing legal debate, Letters, Jan. 10. Thank you for publishing Whelm King’s letter outlining some of the major failings and fallacies of prohibition. I am tempted to go one step further and ask myself why someone would support such a harmful and ridiculous public policy? I believe the answer is that the staunchest supporters of prohibition are people who have a personal problem with drug or alcohol use. The facts show that approximately four per cent of our population is susceptible to addiction to drugs or alcohol and 96 per cent of us can use these substances in moderation or not at all. This addiction characteristic appears to be based on genetic predisposition or some learned behaviour patterns. For those that fall into the four per cent range, it is easier to assume that everyone else is just like me rather than admit that they have personal genetic or behavioral problem, thus they feel the need to prohibit these substances from everyone. Heal thyself, prohibitionist, and leave the rest of us alone. Dave Lane Santa Cruz, CA

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City mayor’s response on tax increases questionable To the Editor, Re: Mayor looks ahead at 2012, term two, Jan. 5. Mayor John Ruttan is quoted as saying: “People say they want a zero increase and our response is always, ‘OK, what are you prepared to give up first?’ I find this response less than satisfying when you consider this time last year, behind closed doors city council decided to spend an amount on a new City Hall Annex that was equal to the tax increase planned for the next five years. Had Ruttan’s council last year asked the question, “OK, are you prepared to give up a new city staff office, so your taxes won’t increase for five years?”, I suspect neither he nor staff would have liked the answer, which is why to this day the whole process is still shrouded in secrecy. Jim Taylor Nanaimo

City’s unemployment numbers fail to paint accurate picture

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To the Editor, When I read that Nanaimo’s unemployment dips below national average, it reminds me that the saying “I can make these numbers say anything you want them to say” could be true. It says in December 2010 the unemployment rate in Nanaimo was 6.1 per cent, with 54,000 residents employed. It then goes on to say last month unemployment was 6.3 per cent with 43,000 residents employed. How is that possible when the per cent employed went down by 20.4 per cent and the unem-

ployment only increased by 0.2 percent? Did the 11,000 employees and jobs just picked everything up and leave Nanaimo? I cannot believe they were all retired and the employers did not see the need to replace any of them. Is it that the new 11,000 people who lost jobs in 2011, just replaced the 11,000 that lost jobs in 2010 and no longer qualify for unemployment? This is the most likely answer. This brings up the second question as to if city council’s plan of reducing business taxes

to save jobs is really working? The last we heard is that our business taxes are 68-per cent lower than the B.C. average and will be going lower yet this year. I would say if we are losing more than 20 per cent of the jobs in Nanaimo in 2011, it is not working and they need to re-think the plan. The politicians compare 2010 and 2011 unemployment rates in Nanaimo, give themselves a big slap on the back for doing a great job and having a plan that works. On the other hand the residents and unem-

ployed look at the 2010 and 2011 employed numbers and all agree that the politicians are all doing a terrible job and their plans are not working. How can the plan be working if we have more than 20 per cent fewer jobs than we had a year ago? If their plan keeps working this way, by 2016 we could still have 6.3 per cent unemployment, 1,200 employed and a business tax that is 97 per cent lower than the average in B.C. Terrance Wagstaff f Nanaimo

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Adult literacy effort assisted The books for Nanaimo’s literacy programs for adults are looking a little better following a funding announcement by the province earlier this week. Through the Community Adult Literacy program, the B.C. government is supporting 72 projects in various communities, including the partnership between Vancouver Island University and Literacy Central Vancouver Island. That effort, which receives

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Food security requires integrated regional policy Recently I listened to an Perhaps because of the interview with a filmmaker Scrooge mentality encourwho visited Africa and found aged by the current dominant some goats he bought through economic politics of neoliberthe Internet. It was heartenalism? ing to know that such proElaine Power, an associgrams are reliable. ate professor in the School Host Rick MacInnes-Rae of Kinesiology and Health seemed disappointed that Studies at Queen’s University, professional international writes: “Food banks can never development workers are not solve the problem of poverty. impressed with It’s time to hold such targeted our governments FOOD charity. accountable to their I agree that acts obligation to ensure MATTERS of individual that all Canadians Marjorie Stewart kindness must have a standard of never be scoffed living adequate for at. The alternative health and wellis denial and we being.” have more than As of March 2011, enough of that food bank use in ‘river in Egypt’ British Columbia attitude around. was 16 per cent But the piecemeal higher compared approach can to 2008, 32 per never do what fairer national cent of those assisted were trade policy changes could children and youth, 41 per accomplish. cent of assisted households Food banks and soup were families with children kitchens should not exist in and more than 16 per cent of Canada. They also represent households receiving food a failure of national and prohad income from current or vincial policy. recent employment. Valery Tarasuk, Department Food Banks Canada’s recof Nutritional Sciences, ommendations to improve the University of Toronto says: situation include: investing “Food banks, meal programs, in more affordable housing community kitchens, etc., do to reduce the need for food little to mitigate the problem; assistance; improving social we don’t know why the politiassistance, especially addresscal will cannot be mobilized ing the forced liquidation of to address the issue.” assets; and protecting single

senior citizens. Food bank board members and volunteers see the thousands of Canadians who are forced to use food banks or soup kitchens to survive. They know that the amount of food handed out is not enough. But they are often reluctant to denounce the main cause of food insecurity, namely the huge income gap between the richest and the poorest. Many donors prefer charity to transfer payments from rich to poor. We need an integrated regional policy for food security. Given the amount of work accomplished by our local nonprofits, people would be startled to know how financially fragile most are. Lack of operational funding has the same effect on agencies that it does on individuals: it stunts growth and inhibits fair treatment for all. In the month of Janus, god of transitions and beginnings, I’d like to see some resolution to take meaningful action on food security policy for all. ◆ Marjorie Stewart is board chairwoman of the Foodshare Society and president of the new multi-stakeholder co-op, Heritage Foodservice. She can be reached at: marjorieandalstewart@shaw.ca.

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Museum roars for Chinese New Year The dragon roars at Nanaimo Museum later this month. Celebrations for the Lunar New Year – the year of the dragon, the mightiest of the signs in the Chinese Zodiac – take place in the museum, along with the Nanaimo Chinese Cultural Society, and Vancouver Island Multicultural Society on Jan. 21 from 1-3 p.m. Celebrations for the annual event feature the stunning Chinese Lion Dance at 1:10 p.m. and 2:50 p.m., as well as Chinese dancers and musicians, and cultural games. Ongoing activities include: Calligraphy, with your name written in Chinese characters; Mahjong, a traditional Chinese game; children’s activities (paper cutting), and refreshments of Chinese tea and fortune cookies. Everyone is welcome and admission is by donation. The Lunar New Year is traditionally a family time. For Chinese families, the New Year lasts for 15 days starting with the second New Moon after the winter solstice.

As part of the celebrations, a religious ceremony is given in honour of Heaven and Earth, the gods of the household and the family ancestors. The Chinese community invites everyone to join in the celebrations.

The Lunar calendar has a cycle of about 29.5 days with an extra month inserted once every few years (seven years out of a cycle of 19) – this is why the Chinese New Year falls on a different date each year.

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Amber Adams, of the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation, left, accepts a $2,000 cheque from Gloria Dunbar, Diana Harvey-Smith, Mary Bowman and Maralyn Pritchard of the ladies auxiliary of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 257 in Lantzville. The donation, for a pediatric crash cart in Nanaimo Regional General Hospital’s new emergency department, brings the auxiliary’s contribution to the foundation since 1995 to more than $21,000.

crash cart fits the group’s mandate to help with pediatrics in the hospital. “We are all mothers so this is important to us,” she said. Amber Adams, of the foundation, said the

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Sunday ◆ TAOIST TAI Chi open house from 1-3 p.m. at 1724 Bowen Rd. All welcome. Phone 250753-9902 for details.

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◆ NANAIMO FAMILY History Club hosts its general meeting from 1:30-4 p.m. at Beban Park Social Centre. Visitors welcome. ◆ HARBOUR CITY Newcomers’ Club, for anybody new to Nanaimo, meets at 7 p.m. at the Oliver Woods Community Centre. For details visit www. harbourcitynewcom ers.ca.

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◆ PARK AVENUE School 50th Anniversary Planning Committee

◆ NANAIMO THEATRE Group hosts auditions at 3:30 p.m. for male and female actors for spring production of Better Living. 250758-7224 for details.

◆ NANAIMO QUILTERS’ Guild holds its monthly meeting at Brechin United Church. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. for the 1 p.m. afternoon meeting and the evening meeting starts at 7 p.m. For details call 250-247-0034.

meets at 7 p.m. in the school’s library. Anybody interested in helping out is welcome to attend. For details e-mail parkavereunion@live.ca or phone 250-754-5591. ◆ NANAIMO FAMILY Life Association hosts its Personal Boundaries workshop from 6:30-9 p.m. at 1070 Townsite Rd. To register phone 250-7543331. ◆ SUPPORTING EMPLOYMENT Transitions is holding a free Resume Foundations

Friday ◆ SUPPORTING EMPLOYMENT Transitions is holding a free The Cover Letter Advantage workshop from 9 a.m. to noon at 101-155 Skinner St. To register or for

www.nanaimobulletin.com more information, contact 250-714-0085. ◆ TRINITY UNITED Church, 6234 Spartan Rd., hosts a spaghetti supper at 5 p.m. Adults $10, youth $5.

Ongoing ◆ NANAIMO GREEN Patrol is accepting individuals or groups to adopt local streets to keep them clean. Contact 250-7512397 or visit www. nanaimogreenpatrol. com. ◆ STOP CHASING Your Mind Group, hosted by Island Counselling. Worries, fears, depression, anger? Mondays from 7-9 p.m. in a safe, confidential environment. By donation. Register at 250-7549988.

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offence, too,” he said. As a 20-year-old scorer on a Trail Smoke Eaters team that is out of the playoff race, Chessa fully expected to be moved at the deadline. Nanaimo, he said, is a good place to be. “I’ve heard great things about the coaching and it’s definitely a hard-working team. We’re not that far out of a playoff spot. We’ll make it…” he said. “Once all the new guys, myself included, get in the mix of things I think we’ll have a really good chance.” Unlike Chessa, both Forbes and Carmola were shocked to be moved, and the two 19-year-olds had qualms about coming to a team lower in the standings.

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“I didn’t really know what to think,” said Forbes. “I feel a lot better now, knowing what I know and meeting everyone and playing [Wednesday] night. I’m looking forward to seeing what will happen in the playoffs.” Long playoff runs have been the norm for Forbes in Powell River, where he reached the BCHL final three straight seasons, but now he and Carmola find themselves in a chase position. “It’s going to be a challenge and challenges are always good, they push people,” Carmola said. Also driving Forbes will be a hometown crowd cheering for him. The Nanaimoite said it

feels as if he’s come “full circle” to suit up in orange and black. “I grew up watching the Clippers, coming to games, supporting them, so it’s nice to be playing for them,” he said. “When I was younger I would dream of playing on the Clippers when I was older.” GAME ON … The Clippers hosted the Cowichan Valley Capitals on Friday after press time … The team visited the Surrey Eagles on Wednesday, losing 5-1. Andrew Gladiuk scored Nanamo’s goal and Billy Faust made 31 saves in defeat … Next action for the Clips is Friday (Jan. 20) when they host the Eagles at 7 p.m. at Frank Crane Arena. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

Pre-season loss still irks VIU Mariners Some players say it’s good to have a short memory after losses, but not the VIU Mariners. Vancouver Island University’s men’s basketball team takes the court today (Jan. 14) against the Capilano Blues still miffed about a pre-season loss, of all things. “I’m hoping some of the guys remember that and try to make amends,” said Tony Bryce, coach of the Mariners. The M’s don’t lose to Canadian college competition often, but in October the Blues came into the VIU gym and left with an 87-64 win. “We got ran out of the gym, in our own gym,” said Brandon Jones, VIU guard. “So I think it’s a little vengeance that’s going to be taken out on Saturday. We’re not holding back.” Now, three months later, the two teams find themselves tied atop the Pacific Western Athletic Association standings with 5-1 records. “They’re a tough matchup for us because they really get up and down the floor,” Bryce said. “Mentally we’ve got to be ready to go and make sure we’re getting back and taking good shots. “It’s going to be a good test … I think it’ll set the tone for what kind of team we’re going to be.” GAME ON … VIU and Cap tip off at 3 p.m. today at the Vancouver Island University gym, immediately following a 1 p.m. matchup between the schools’ women’s teams … Both M’s teams hosted Quest on Friday, after press time. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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Continuing a review of en route to an eight-shot victory. selected sports highlights from The NHL board of governors 2011, we pick things up in June… unanimously approved the sale To start the month, NBA star of the Atlanta Thrashers, pavShaquille O’Neal announced his ing the way for the franchise retirement after a 19-year career. to relocate to Winnipeg and be In the women’s final at the renamed as the Jets. At the NHL French Open tennis tournaawards night held in Las Vegas, ment, China’s Li Na defeated Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Francesca Schiavone from Italy. Perry took home the Hart TroRafael Nadal of Spain won his phy as league MVP. Hockey’s sixth French Open men’s title entry draft saw Burnaby native with a hard-fought victory over Ryan Nugent-Hopkins taken as longtime rival Roger Federer. top pick by the Edmonton Oilers. Ruler on Ice, a 24-1 Last summer began longshot, won the Belwith Serbia’s Novak THORPE mont Stakes, the final Djokovic becoming REPORT jewel of horse racthe new No. 1 ranked Ian Thorpe ing’s Triple Crown. tennis player in the Columnist Basketball playoffs world as he defeated wrapped up with the Nadal to win the Dallas Mavericks Wimbledon men’s upsetting the Miami championship. In the Heat to win the NBA women’s final, Petra championship. It was Kvitova of the Czech 105-95 Dallas in Game Republic downed 6 of the finals, with Russia’s Maria Dirk Nowitzki named Sharapova. the series MVP. Popular 42-year-old Darren NHL hockey playoffs came to Clarke of Northern Ireland won an end when the Boston Bruins the British Open golf tournabroke the hearts of Vancouver ment at Royal St. George’s. Canuck fans, defeating the Japan shocked the U.S. 3-1 on Canucks 4-0 in the seventh and penalty kicks in the final of the deciding game of the Stanley FIFA Women’s World Cup in Cup finals. Bruins goalie Tim Frankfurt, Germany. Thomas received the Conn Roberto Alomar, Bert Blyleven Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. and builder Pat Gillick entered Golf ’s second major of the sea- the Baseball Hall of Fame. son, the U.S. Open, saw personThe Canadian Open golf tourable 22-year-old Irishman Rory nament was won by Sean O’Hair McIlroy set a tournament record and tour rookie Keegan Bradley

won his first major title in a playoff with fellow American Jason Dufner in the PGA Championship. Cadel Evens became the first Australian to win the Tour do France cycling race. Last September, Australia’s Samantha Stosur upset American Serena Williams to win the women’s final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament. In the men’s final, Djokovic outplayed defending champion Nadal to claim the title. In October of 2011 Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo became professional football’s career passing leader with 72,387 yards. In the final race of the IndyCar Series, British driver Dan Wheldon died in a fiery 15-car pileup. British golfer Luke Donald, ranked as world No. 1, added to his laurels by winning the PGA money title and being named as PGA player of the year. New Zealand All-Blacks edged France 8-7 in the final of the World Rugby Cup. After qualifying for the playoffs on the final day of the regular season and twice being one strike away from elimination in the finals, the St. Louis Cardinals rallied to win baseball’s World Series. It was St. Louis 6-2 over Texas in Game 7 of the championship series, with David Freese the MVP. To start November, Kenyan

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runner Geoffrey Mutai set a new record at the New York Marathon, finishing in two hours, five minutes, six seconds.Fastest in the ladies’ division was Firehiwot Dado from Ethiopia. Heavyweight boxing great Joe Frazier died at age 67 from liver cancer. Famed U.S. college football coach Joe Paterno of Penn State was fired for failing to act on allegations of sexual assault by an assistant coach. Former players Doug Gilmour, Mark Howe, Joe Nieuwendyk and Ed Belfour were inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Baseball awards saw slugger Ryan Braun from the Milwaukee Brewers named as the National

League’s Most Valuable Player. Detroit Tigers pitching ace Justin Verlander won the American League MVP. The NBA and its players reached a tentative deal on a new collective bargaining agreement that paved the way for a shortened basketball season to get underway in late December. B.C. Lions quarterback Travis Lulay was named the Canadian Football League’s most outstanding player. Then, after starting the regular season 0-5, the B.C. Lions completed an amazing season by winning the 99th Grey Cup. Lulay led the Lions to a 34-23 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at B.C. Place Stadium and was named as game MVP. In the final month of the year, Lions’ head coach Wally Buono announced his retirement from coaching after a record 254 wins and five Grey Cup victories. Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III captured the Heisman Trophy as the most outstanding player in U.S. college football. As 2011 ended, world figure skating champion Patrick Chan was named as the Canadian male athlete of the year. Freestyle skier Jennifer Heil was the female athlete of the year and the B.C. Lions were named as the team of the year. ◆ Ian Thorpe writes about sports Saturdays.

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◆ Jan. 17 - High school basketball, senior AA boys. Woodlands Eagles vs. Cedar Spartans. Woodlands Secondary School gym, 6:30 p.m.

◆ Jan. 14 - Pacific Western Athletic Association basketball. VIU vs. Capilano. VIU gym. Women, 1 p.m.; men, 3 p.m. ◆ Jan. 15 - Vancouver Island Soccer League. Nanaimo United vs. Gorge FC. Merle Logan Field, 4 p.m.

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Arbutus Music welcomes Susan Schleppe to the Workshop room to start the little ones off with a world of discovery. It is never too early to introduce music to children. The Toddler Tunes and Family Music programs are designed to show the little people how to develop rhythm, melody and learn harmonics. But that isn’t the only reason to join Toddler Tunes. The key purpose of the program is to further develop the bond between parent and child. Music is an adventure to discover for young ones and who better to take the journey with than Mom or Dad! Toddler Tunes is a parent inclusive program. Monday 9:15am - 10:00am or Monday 12:15pm 1:00pm / Registration every eight weeks starting January 16, 2012. 8 Week Registration $96 Materials $15

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CALL FOR ENTRIES 10TH ANNUAL Kitty Coleman Woodland Art & Bloom Festival. Fine Art and Quality Crafts Juried Show. Presented in a spectacular outdoor setting May 19,20, 21 Applications for Artisans are available at woodlandgardens.ca or phone 250-338-6901

ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS to Every Hunter in BC! Advertise in The BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis 2012-2014 publication. Increased circulation 250,000 copies! Tremendous Reach, Two Year Edition! Contact Annemarie at 1 800 661 6335 or hunt@blackpress.ca

Alberta earthmoving company requires a Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. You will work in a modern shop and also have mechanics truck for field work. The job is at Edson, Alberta. We require that you have experience on Cat crawlers and or Deere excavators. Call Lloyd at (780)723-5051.

INFORMATION

OPERATE A Mini-Office Outlet working from your home computer. Free online training. Flexible hours. Great income. www.freedom-unlimited.info

GENERAL GEORGE R. PEARKES SENIOR CITIZEN HOUSING SOCIETY Annual General Meeting Monday January 16 7:00 pm Buttertubs Social Centre #10 Buttertubs Dr Nanaimo

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

LOST BRACELET gold, old fashion style, possibly Brecken United Church parking lot or Brooks Landing parking lot. If found please call (250)7540140.

Become a Psychiatric Nurse - train locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $30.79/hr to $40.42/hr. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Gov’t funding may be available. Toll-free 1-87-STENBERG www.stenbergcollege.com

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

DEATHS

DEATHS

LOST AND FOUND

CHRISTOPHERSON, JOHN FRANCIS (His family and friends knew him as Chris)

January 29, 1918 - January 4, 2012 Chris died peacefully at the Nanaimo Seniors Village, January 4, 2012 with the dignity and grace that marked his life. He was 93. Chris Christopherson was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, January 29, 1918, to parents John and Hilda Christopherson. He was always proud of his Danish and Norwegian roots, his homesteading grandparents and family coming from Scandinavia via Wisconsin to Alberta. Chris married Verna Bassett in Trenton, Ontario in 1944 before he went off to World War 2 in Europe. After the war, Chris and Verna moved to Red Deer, Alberta where he worked as a mechanic and then onto the family farm near Bow Island, Alberta when his step father passed away. Chris worked as a butcher with his business partner until retiring to Lantzville in 1976. A few homes later Chris and Verna finally moved to the Sharman Mobile Home Park in Nanaimo for several years. Chris moved into the Nanaimo Seniors Village in 2008. Chris was predeceased by his parents, John and Hilda Christopherson; his step-father, Byron McDonnell, his loving wife of 57 years, Verna and sister, Ella Hubka (Otto). He is survived by sons, Byron (Sharlene), Robert (Peggy), and daughter, Joanne Whipps (Tom); grandchildren: Steven Whipps (Laura), Matthew Whipps, Alison Van Dyke (Michael) and Kaitlyn Christopherson; great grandchildren: Evan and Bryce Whipps, and Sadie and Leah Van Dyke. Known for his good-natured charm and amiable demeanour, Chris enjoyed his family and many friends. A loyal husband to Verna, and caring and supportive father, grandfather and great grandfather, Chris will be dearly missed. Many thanks to the kind and caring staff that looked after him at the Nanaimo Seniors Village. Upon Chris’ request, there will be no service and the family will hold a celebration in his honour at a later date. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations may be made in his memory to the Nanaimo Hospital Foundation or a charity of choice.

HELP WANTED

MIDNIGHT ANGELS Escorts, hiring ladies. 1-855-68angel. www.midnightangels.ca. BL # 123535 P/T CLEANER, late night, weekends. Must be responsible & have transportation. Criminal record check req’d. 250-616-6639. RESORT MANAGER: Mid Island Resort looking for an On Site Manager immediately. Applicants must have experience & knowledge of general office administration, customer relations, housekeeping, interior & exterior repairs & maintenance. Previous related experience & references are required. Please submit your resume to: File # 27, C/O: PQB News, Box 1180, #4-154 Middleton Ave. , Parksville, BC. V9P 2H2

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

Social Worker

Sunridge Place, a Residential Complex Care facility in Duncan is recruiting for a part-time Social Worker. If you wish to be part of an enthusiastic team who are making a difference in the lives of seniors, please send your resume to apply@sunridgeplace.ca. Thank you to all applicants for your interest in Sunridge Place, however, only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

HOSPITALITY SMITTY’S RESTAURANT is now hiring a Server + Cook. Cooks wages start at $1113/hr. depending on experience. Minimum 2 years kitchen experience in cooking Canadian cuisine especially breakfast. Servers must have Serving It Right, and knowledge of Squirrel. Fax 250-7168742 or bring resume to #117-50 10th St, Southgate Mall.

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

St. John Ambulance

First Aid Training SAVING LIVES at Work, Home and Play!

WCB OCCUPATIONAL FIRST AID • • • •

Level I - Jan. 18, 24, 26 & 28 Level II - Jan. 23-27 Level III - Feb. 6 - 17 Standard with CPR-C & AED

- Jan. 14 & 15

• Transport Endorsement - Jan. 27 • Emergency for Community Care - Feb. 7

• CPRC with AED - Feb. 4 (days) Feb 15 & 16 (eves)

• CPRC for Healthcare Providers - Feb. 4 (days)

• CPRC Renewal with AED - Jan. 26 • Marine Advanced First Aid - Jan. 30 - Feb. 3 • CPRC Renewal for Healthcare Providers - Feb. 19 (10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)

• Standard First Aid for Industry CPRC & AED - Feb. 14 & 15

• Emergency Medical Responder-Accelerated - (please contact the office for pre-requisite information) Feb. 20 - 23 & Mar. 1

• Confined Space Rescue Awareness - Jan. 30 • Fall Protection - Feb. 27

BC Basic Food Safety available online!

• WH I M IS • CH I LD CAR E • R ESI DENTIAL CAR E PHONE 250-729-8889 • FAX 250-729-8911 • 2250 Labieux Road EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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New to the SET Resource Centre? Call us or drop by for an Orientation to find out about all the FREE services we offer.

Call to reserve your seat

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

ACCOUNTING/ BOOKKEEPING

ACCOUNTING/ BOOKKEEPING

227.01.1040

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Business Accountant

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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Register for any Sprott-Shaw Community College program between Dec. 1, 2011 - Feb. 29, 2012 and receive up to $1000* towards tuition. Learn more at sprottshaw.com/gift *Some conditions apply

TRAIN TO BE A HEALTHCARE ASSISTANT IN NANAIMO TODAY! Healthcare Assistants are prepared to work in both healthcare facilities and community agencies. HCA’s provide & maintain the health, safety, independence, comfort & well-being of individuals & families. Train locally for the skills necessary in this rewarding career Àeld.

Chatwin Engineering Ltd. is currently seeking a full time Accountant to join our Nanaimo office team. The successful candidate should have either: • An undergraduate degree in business accounting, or • An accounting designation, or • 5 years experience in accounting without a degree or designation It is mandatory that the candidate has experience in working with an integrated software accounting system. Experience with the “Deltek Vision” software would be beneficial. Salary is commensurate with experience. Chatwin Engineering g is a multi-disciplined engineering and environmental company with offices in Nanaimo and Victoria. We are committed to providing a diverse and positive workplace that encourages our associates to reach their employment goals and potential. Our company provides an excellent employee benefit package and unique opportunity for employee share ownership. How to Apply pp y Send your resume, cover letter and references to carol@chatwinengineering.com g g or fax to 250-754-4459. Deadline to submit resumes is Monday, January 16, 2011 at 4:00pm. www.chatwinengineering.com HELP WANTED

250.754.9600 www.sprottshaw.com

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

Job description can be viewed at our website, www.nysa.bc.ca, or picked up at 290 Bastion St. Nanaimo. Interested applicants can submit a resume and cover letter to Steve Arnett, CEO, at the above location no later than January 20, 2012.

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OPEN NEWSPAPER ROUTES NOW AVAILABLE TOWNSITE AREA: ■ Route 1108 - 65 papers Bluebell Terr., Forest Dr., Honeysuckle Terr., Peyton Pl. ■ Route 1111 - 71 papers Boxwood Rd., Fern Rd., Lark Cres. HAREWOOD AREA: ■ Route 1405 - 83 papers Ashlar Ave., Bowen Rd., Doric Ave., First St., Howard Ave., Kerr St. ■ Route 1421 - 80 papers Foster St., Fourth St., Hillcrest Ave., Third St., Wakesiah Ave. ■ Route 1422 - 83 papers Doric Ave., Howard Ave., Kamp Pl., Herr St., O’Hara Pl., Second St., Thora Pl. ■ Route 1602 - 87 papers Abbey Lane, Fifth St., Harewood Rd., Howard Ave., Lambert Ave., Regal St., Sandy Crt., Sixth St. ■ Route 1619 - 88 papers Ninth St., Plecas Cres., Spring Pl., Yec Pl. DIVERS LAKE AREA: ■ Route 810 - 72 papers Golden Meadows Cres., Pheasant Terr., Rosstown Rd., Starlight Trail, Wild Dove Ave. ■ Route 813 - 56 papers Crystal Brook Way, Goldfinch Cres., Jeans Way, Joanna Terr. ■ Route 815 - 64 papers Ardoon Pl., Cobblestone Pl., Duggan Pl., Labieux Rd., Lundgren Rd. ■ Route 819 - 41 papers Elmwood Dr., Jingle Pot Rd., Old Slope Rd., Verte Pl. WESTWOOD AREA: ■ Route 712 - 34 papers Ashlee Rd., Towerview Cres., Twiggly Wiggly METRAL AREA: ■ Route 540 - 51 papers Metral Dr. UPLANDS AREA: ■ Route 501 - 59 papers Coastview Pl., Crestview Dr., Kenwill Dr., Rutherford Rd., Scenic Pl. DOWNTOWN AREA: ■ Route 1710 - 89 papers Athletic St., Bowman Ave., Connaught Ave., Duke St., Railway Ave. HAMMOND BAY AREA: ■ Route 215 - 74 papers Belle View Pl., Blueback Rd., Icarus Dr., Invermere Rd., Isle View Pl., Sealion Pl., Westview Pl.

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Remuneration is $1250 per month, based on a 25 hour week, and a two bedroom suite, hydro and cable provided, at a nominal rent of $110.

HELP WANTED

CALL NANAIMO:

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Qualifications: Previous residential maintenance experience an asset. An understanding of the Residential Tenancy Act and knowledge of Crisis Intervention is desirable. Education, training and experience in the Social Service field preferred.

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COMMUNITY COLLEGE S i n c e 1 9 0 3

MEDICAL/DENTAL DENTAL HYGIENIST required Wed., Thurs., Fri. for a one year maternity coverage for Dr. Darren Bigs at Chase River Dental Centre. Please drop off or fax (250.754.4326) resumes, atten: Dr. Biggs

NYSA is seeking a part time Live-In Resident Caretaker, with on-call expectations, for their 21 unit Youth Housing Complex. Couples are welcome to apply. Partner can be employed outside the complex.

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD EXPERIENCED COOKS & SERVERS WANTED. Must be able to work days, evenings & weekends. Apply within ABC Country Restaurant, 6671 MaryEllen Drive. No phone calls please.

CALL CIRCULATION @ 753-6837

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

LeTourneau Technologies T h l i Canada Ltd. is the factory authorized dealer for LeTourneau Log Stackers. Our log stackers are located throughout BC and we require a full time Heavy Duty Mechanic to join our team in Prince George, BC. Working primarily in field service your skills and experience will be complimented with LeTourneau factory training to ensure our customer’s Log Stackers operate with minimal downtime and cost. Reporting to the service manager your responsibilities include diagnosing and repairing equipment in a timely manner, following safety guidelines, interacting with customers, preparing service reports and organizing field or shop jobs. While travel is part of the job, working extended hours will be required periodically. Your Interprovincial (Red Seal) Heavy Duty Equipment Technician/Mechanic certificate is ideally suited for this role. Along with your 2 plus years of experience in the heavy equipment industry, experience in electrical systems, hydraulics and diesel engines will be considered an asset. LeTourneau offers an industry competitive wage, comprehensive benefit package including bonus plan, three weeks’ vacation to start, paid overtime, company service truck, expense account (Employer paid), factory training and the opportunity for advancement for the right person. The successful candidate should be a self-starter possessing strong communication skills, experienced with MS office, able to manage & prioritize multiple tasks and willing to learn new methods in a fast paced service driven environment. A valid driver’s license is necessary for this position. Interested applicants are invited to send a brief cover letter and resume outlining qualifications and experience before January 30, 2012 to: Howard Anton, Canadian Regional Manager LeTourneau Technologies Canada Ltd. 101-1558 South Quinn Street Prince George, BC V2N1X3 E-mail - hanton@letourneautechnologies.com Thank you for your interest. Only the candidates selected of an interview will be notified.


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PERSONAL SERVICES

PERSONAL SERVICES

TRADES, TECHNICAL

HEALTH PRODUCTS

FINANCIAL SERVICES

M I L LW R I G H T / M E C H A N I C REQUIRED – Full time position. Vancouver Island Chip Plant. Welding experience an asset. Union wage, full benefit package. Please contact joanne.stone @dctchambers.com

SHAKLEE-SAFEpowerful, green. 250-714-1827. www.dlk.myshaklee.com donnaleekuntz@shaw.ca

FINANCIAL SERVICES

PERSONAL SERVICES ART/MUSIC/DANCING SINGING LESSONS with pro singer-recording artist, Anna Lyman, B.Mus. Christmas GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE. Your mp3 demo included. (250)754-4982 www.annalyman.com UKULELE LESSONS by Anna, (B.Mus.) Hawaiian-trained. Call 250-754-4982 www.ukelessons.ca

HELP WANTED

ALL YOU NEED IN PRINT AND ONLINE

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We Currently have the Following Vacancies: All positions are Union positions Please go to our website for complete information www.d69fra.org VOLUNTEERS

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40 YEARS OF SERVICE

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CLEANING SERVICES MR. SPARKLE CLEANING SERVICES “Since 1992” Roof Demossing, Vinyl Siding, Gutter & Window Cleaning

www.mrsparkle.net Call Jonathan 250-714-6739

CLOCK/WATCH/JEWELLERY REPAIRS CLOCK & WATCH REPAIRS 3rd generation watch maker. Antique & grandfather clock specialist. (250)618-2962.

COMPUTER SERVICES COMPUTER PRO $25 service call for home or office. Mobile Certified Technician. Senior’s Discounts. 250-802-1187.

753-2495 753-2495 VANCOUVER ISLAND CRISIS LINE ISNOW NOWACCEPTING ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS A IS PRIOR APRIL 15, 2011 PRIOR TOTO JANUARY 30, 2012

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CALL

250-753-2495

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

MOVING & STORAGE

FUEL/FIREWOOD

APARTMENT/CONDO

2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)753-6633.

SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

DOWNTOWN, 2 bdrm Apt, balcony, secure prkg, quiet bldg, W/D, close to shopping and bus, NP/NS, no parties, refs, 1 yr lease, $800 + utils, avail immed. 250-756-0516.

HANDYPERSONS

CRIMINAL RECORD?

U-NEED-A-NERD Friendly onsite professional computer, website and design services. Jason is BACK! 250-585-8160 or visit: jasonseale.com

EAVESTROUGH BRAD’S HOME Detailing. Cleaning vinyl siding by brush. De-mossing roofs. Gutter cleaning/repairs. Windows. Power Washing. Insured. Free estimates. Brad 250-619-0999

OLD FASHIONED HANDYMAN Drywall, tile, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting. Quality work. No HST. Reasonable prices. 250-616-9095.

HAULING AND SALVAGE GARY FORTIN’S HAULING. One call does it all. Clean-up and disposal. (250) 618-1413. JUNK TO THE DUMP. Jobs Big or small, I haul it all! I recycle & donate any useable items to local charities. Call Sean, 250-618-7526.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS ACORN HOME SERVICES Home improvements. Repairs. Doors/windows. Custom made arbors, decks, sunrooms, awnings, fences & lots more! Garry, 250-591-7474. www.acornhomeservices.ca AGILE HOME REPAIR & Improvement. Fully insured, interior/exterior repairs and upgrades. Ian 250-714-8800. BLUE OX Home Services. Expert Handyman & Renovation Services: plumbing, electrical, carpentry, drywall, tiling, painting, lawn & garden. Refs avail. Insured. 250-713-4409. BRYAN GRIFFIN CONSTRUCTION Home & Bath Reno’s, Doors & Windows, Vinyl Siding & Soffits, and more. Insured. Free Estimates. 250-390-2601

LANDSCAPING BULLY’S LANDSCAPING. Fall Clean-up Specials: Pruning, yard cleaning, irrigation blow-outs. Bobcat & excavating services & all your landscaping needs. 250-585-7177

MASONRY & BRICKWORK PETER’S MASONRY: 40yrs experience specializing in all types of stonework, brickwork, fireplaces & more. Call Peter (250)756-8569 or 250-4682706 for your free estimate.

Trades & Applied Technology Skills for Life

Open the Door to New Opportunities Are you interested in a career in the rapidly growing trades and applied technology industry?

FREE Information Sessions Power Sports & Marine Technician Wed, Jan 18, 6-8pm Heavy Equipment Operator Thu, Jan 19, 6-8pm Office Careers Training Wed, Jan 25, 6-7:30 pm Automotive Thu, Jan 26, 6-8pm

Reserve your seat today. Call 1-866-734-6252 Room locations are confirmed at time of registration.

GARAGE SALES Giant Families Unite Garage Sale, Sat, Jan 21st. 9am-1pm. Frank J. Ney Elementary Gym, 5301 Williamson Rd. Rent a table for $25. (250)758-6855

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

PAINTING A-ONE PAINTING and Wallpapering. Serving Nanaimo for 28 years . Senior Discount. Free estimates. 250-741-0451

PLUMBING RETIRED PLUMBER Journeyman. Repairs & renovations. (250)390-1982

RUBBISH REMOVAL DYNAMITE DEAN’S Rubbish Removal. Prompt, professional service. “No Messing Around!” 250-616-0625, 250-754-6664.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE FREE ITEMS

SMART MOVE ESTATE SALE 1610 NORTHFIELD ROAD, NANAIMO Tuesday thru Friday January 17 to 20th 10am-3pm 4 looms+ accessories, wool, 20 bins fabric, antique dolls+ china, books, flooring, windows, building materials See our website for photos.

www.smartmoveservices.ca

REAL ESTATE HOUSES FOR SALE

FREE 3 lots of Heather plants you dig up, easy to do. Call (250)758-0112.

4-WHEEL walker $44. Shower transfer bench with back, $45. Call (250)754-3583. CHESTERFIELD & LAZYBOY; good shape, $60. (250)753-4798 FORMICA wood grain chrome oval kitchen table w/1leaf. $15. (250)756-0460. LEATHER RECLINER chair, brown, like new, $50. You pick up. Call (250)753-2093.

Construction Trades (Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC) Wed, Feb 8, 6-8pm Hairdressing Wed, Feb 8, 6-8 pm Culinary Arts & Professional Baking Thu, Feb 9, 6-8pm Esthetics & Nail Technology Thu, Feb 9, 6-8pm

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WETHERBY APTS FOR SENIORS ONLY 55+ Spacious stes Avail. - some immed. Bach $750; 1 bdrm $890; 2 bdrms $1075 & up. Close to buses, Hillside Mall, doctors, dentists all within walking distance. Seniors lifestyle of convenience & comfort. On site laundry, social room. Staff available. Please call Bonny 250-598-1650 Email: weth@ramco.ca

1 & 2 Bedrooms FREE Heat, H/W & storage. New paint, carpet & lino. Secured bldg with security cameras, From $700 & $795

TABLE 32x22x32” w/2 matching stools, $50. Wicker table, $25. (250)585-6672.

FUEL/FIREWOOD HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM COASTAL MOUNTAIN FIREWOOD (SINCE 1999) BEST WAY TO BURN YOUR MONEY!

Call 250-753-6656 HOSPITAL AREA Renovated 1 & 2 BDRM New balcony & paint Free storage & parking Quiet bldg with security cameras. Avail Feb. 1st. From $675 & $770

Call 1-866-768-8886 (Nanoose) 250-468-9660.

SEASONED FIR firewood, cut, split, delivered, $160/cord. Call (250)245-5692.

250-754-2936

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We will Buy your House Quick Cash & Private. Mortgage Too High and House won’t sell? Can’t make payments? We will Lease Your House, Make your Payments and Buy it Later!

MORTGAGES Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO

Information Technology & Applied Systems Wed, Feb 15, 6-7:30 pm

PARK WEST APTS 55 Bay Street Stes avail. - some immed. 1 Bdrms from $875; 2 bdrms from $1125. Close to Victoria downtown, Save-On, Starbucks & transportation. Please Call Wendy 250-590-7505 Email: pw@ramco.ca

HOSPITAL AREA

POT RACK, wall mounted, 54”L, solid wood, custom built, brand new. $94. 250-753-3588

Call: 1-250-616-9053

Heavy Duty/Commercial Transport Thu, Feb 2, 6-7:30pm

GORGE VIEW APT 258 Gorge Road East Stes avail. - Some Immed. 1 Bdrm $860; 2 Bdrms $1120; 2 Bdrm & den $1125. Amenities incl’s indoor pool, fitness facilities, above grnd and parkade pkg, on site laundry. Onsite staff avail. Please call Sue or Elena 250-380-6566 Email: gvapts@shaw.ca

SEAGATE APTS 707 Esquimalt Road Stes avail. - some immed. 1 bdrm $875 & up; 2 bdrms $1010 & up. Indoor pool, exercise rm and many other fitness amenities. Full view of Strait of Juan de Fuca. Please call Sylvia 250-383-1731 Email: sea@ramco.ca

FRIENDLY FRANK

www.webuyhomesbc.com

Welding Wed, Feb 1, 6-8pm

900 Fifth Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

RENTALS

ELECTRICAL

Three full-size plots at Cedar Gardens. 2 side by side. $1200 each. 1 (250)758-0774

LEGAL SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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1A ELECTRICIAN, licenced, bonded, Small Jobs Specialist, panel upgrades and renos. All work guaranteed since 1989. Rob at 250-732-PLUG (7584).

GARDENING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Supported Child Development Assistant - Fulltime Family Social Worker- 28 hrs/week Clinical Counsellor

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

ELECTRICIAN: HOME or BUSINESS. No job too small. Renovations, Additions. Senior and Single Parent discount. Licensed, Bonded. Call George (250)619-1384

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

PIPE LAYERS REQUIRED at Locar Industries. Minimum 5 years experience. Fax resume to 250-751-3314

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Nanaimo News Bulletin

Chemainus: Lockwood Villa, well kept bldg, 1 bdrm $625 incl. heat & hot water, sm pets welcome. Call Karen 250-2461033 or 250-709-2765.

Ladysmith: bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrm suites from $700/mo incl. heat & hot water, ocean views, completely renovated, new management, on trolly route, small pets ok, rent incentives. 250-668-9086. LADYSMITH: BRAND new 3 bdrm, 3 bath, 1600 sq.ft. townhome, 5 appls, pet friendly, $1450/mo. Call 250-245-8997. LADYSMITH, LIKE new, 1 yr old, 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo, 1250 sq ft, 360 degree ocean view, 5 appls, pet friendly, $1195 mo, 250-245-8997. LADYSMITH, LUXURY 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 2 F/P, 5 appls, 2 decks, fab ocean views, pet friendly, $1395, 250-245-8997 NANAIMO, 1275 Dufferin Cres Across Gen Hospital. 1 & 2 Bdrms from $675/mo. Call Carman 250-740-1002 NANAIMO. 1 Bdrm, $675, 5 min to ferry, seawalk, parks. Spotless, sauna, top flr, views, N/S, N/P. Free Hot Water. Elevator. Intercom 250-753-8633. NANAIMO- CLEAN, quiet 1 bdrm suites. Available immed and Jan. 15. Hot water included, on bus route. $525/mo. 1 year signed lease required, ref’s & credit check req’d. Please call 250-754-8411. N. NANAIMO ocean view condo, 2 bdrm, 1 bath. Adult orientated, small dog ok. $925 avail Feb 1st. (250)713-8167 TOWNSITE- 2 bdrms, 2 balconies, light & bright. Storage, shared laundry. NS/NP. $725. Avail. now. (250)758-4871.


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RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

APARTMENT/CONDO

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

HOMES FOR RENT

SHARED ACCOMMODATION

SUITES, LOWER

SUITES, LOWER

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

NORTH NANAIMO

HOLLY HILL- 3 bdrm, 2 bath, F/S, W/D hook-up. Clean, new paint & carpet. Close to amenities. $875. NP/NS. Avail now. (250)758-4871.

$850/MO- 1bdrm new home, lrg yard, view; lake/mnts, country living. Discount $100. for lease. Call 250-753-1200.

1 FURNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;D bdrm, quiet area. Spacious house w/ ocean views. Utils inclâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, wireless, internet, cable, W/D, N/P, N/S, female. $500. 250-751-2454.

DEPARTURE BAY. Furnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d 1 bdrm. Spacious, all inclusive utilities, hi-speed internet, digital TV, basic phone, parking, shared lndry, N/S, N/P. $795. Avail now. 250-751-3386.

WOODGROVE MALL area: Furnished, grd level across from the beach. Ocean/mountain views, large master bdrm w/ bath, NS, small pet ok, quiet/clean, refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Avail now, $795 mo, 250-390-1805.

SCRAP BATTERIES Wanted! We BUY Scrap Batteries from Cars, Trucks etc. $4.00/ea. & up! Free pick-up Island Wide. Min. 10 (1)604.866.9004 Ask for Brad

Bright 1 & 2 Bdrm Apt Free H/W, Parking & Storage, From $715 & $815.

250-729-9253

NORTH NANAIMO Updated top ďŹ&#x201A;oor 2 Bdrm Near Mall. Quiet building. On-site manager.

NORTH NANAIMO. 3 bdrm 2 bath. Clean, bright family home. W/D hookup. Close to amenities. $895. Avail. Feb 1, (250)758-4871

MISCELLANEOUS FOR RENT

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active life Passions passed on to children I

INSTRUCTOR PROVIDES youngsters with introduction to dance, theatre, singing. BY RACHEL STERN THE NEWS BULLETIN

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urrounded by girls in pink tutus waving magic wands, Lesley Lorenz glides across the floor instructing the group in the art of

dance. The rhythm and grace of dance is a passion she delights in sharing with youth. Lorenz taught dance for more than 25 years and has a Royal Academy of Dance teaching certificate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just love dance and I love kids. I just enjoy the work,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are so full of energy, happy and positive. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re so imaginative.â&#x20AC;? Lorenz is teaching several classes this spring through the City of Nanaimoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parks, recreation and culture department. She currently offers ballet and musical theatre where participants can learn the basics of ballet, posture and technique, and choreography. The classes are available for children ages five to seven and eight to 11. Preschool dance and show offers participants a chance to learn basic ballet techniques as well as mime to help children develop balance, co-ordination and movement skills. The preschool classes are for ages three to four and four to five. Both classes are for boys and girls and include an end-of-session performance for family and friends. Current classes began Jan. 11, however, registration continues. Lorenz is also offering a new class called Glee. It offers youth, six to 13, an opportunity to learn dancing, singing, musical theatre and improv skills. Improv exercises are helpful for youth because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great confidence booster. It lets them explore roles outside of their comfort level allowing them to build

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Instructor Lesley Lorenz, centre, Milly Ballard, left, Amber Peterson and Grace Torgerson share a fun moment in the sun during a preschool dance and show class at Beban Park Wednesday.

skills, she said. Participants work toward creating a show performed in front of family and friends at Beban Park. Class dates for Glee will be available in the upcoming spring leisure guide. Variety is the spice of life for Lorenz, who has â&#x20AC;&#x153;dabbledâ&#x20AC;? in many different art forms from dance and theatre to painting. Her painting classes for adults â&#x20AC;&#x201C; still life

in the art studio and discover your medium â&#x20AC;&#x201C; allow people to explore their artistic inclinations in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. She instructs still life classes through the use of acrylics, but students can use any medium they feel comfortable with. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very friendly atmosphere with painters that are beginners, or some that have painted for years,â&#x20AC;? she said. Discover your medium introduces peo-

ple to the use of charcoal, pastels, watercolour, acrylics and more. Lorenz has a teaching certificate from Simon Fraser University and taught in North Vancouver for more than 12 years, working with special needs and ESL students. For more information, please call 250756-5200 or go to www.nanaimo.ca. reporter3@nanaimobulletin.com

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It’s a new year, which for many means new beginnings. The Nanaimo parks, recreation and culture team has compiled a list of resolutions in the form of work plans, budgets, and strategic plans. A passion for planning is an occupational requirement in public recreation, so the past few weeks have been great as we’ve collectively looked toward 2012 and beyond. As excited as we were to be planning, we are even more charged-up about the

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like everything we do, but we are committed to engaging with people. What will these changes mean to you? Hopefully it means you will enjoy a wider array of programming options to choose from, that you are able to connect with community groups more easily, and that you meet more people from across the community. The department wants to work at developing partnerships based on resource sharing rather than just distributing funds. We need to work toward doing more

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with what we have by pooling talents, resources and energies. Experts recommend that to keep on track with new year resolutions you should share them and ask those around you to keep you focused. So we are asking you help us by getting involved, providing us feedback and being patient as we try to get this right. For more information about City of Nanaimo parks, recreation and culture programs, events and services, please call 250-756-5200, visit us online at www. nanaimo.ca and join in the community conversations at twitter. com/cityofnanaimo or facebook.com/cityofnanaimo. Or stop by one of the five community recreation centres in town for a visit in person. ◆ Hannah King is a marketing and communication specialist with Nanaimo parks, recreation and culture.

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Seniors could solve worker shortages

Re t a i n i n g o l d e r employees in the workforce is part of the solution to avoid the skills crisis Canada is on the verge of experiencing. In its discussion p a p e r, I n c e n t i n g Seniors to Continue Working, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce reinforces the argument that the time is right to look at removing disincentives that discourage seniors from working. The paper examines key concerns that need to be addressed in

order to pave the way for retention of older workers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;By the start of the next decade, people old enough to leave the labour force will outnumber those old enough to join it. In Canada, we predict a labour shortage of nearly one million people by 2020,â&#x20AC;? said Perrin Beatty, chamber president and CEO. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have been talking about this challenge for years, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to start looking at concrete solutions.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Seniors possess the essential skills employers need. Many want to continue working and view work as an important part of their life balance.â&#x20AC;? Beatty said the chamber believes a new business culture aimed at retaining, rather than replacing, senior workers is the correct approach to pursue.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Canada, we tend to think of ourselves as a young and growing country,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The hard reality is that we are, in fact, a rapidly aging nation â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one of the most rapidly aging countries in the world. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We must ask ourselves how to best address the impact of this looming demo-

graphic crunch, which, left unmitigated, will result in lost business competitiveness, fiscal pressures on younger generations, declining economic growth, lower per-capita output and a lower quality of life for Canadians. For more information, please go to http://hr50.ca/pdfs/ crunch.pdf.

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