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Erin Laberge sees cougars on her family’s property every year, but a cougar approaching within metres of her was a little too close for comfort. Laberge, 18, was riding her bike home from work Monday and was just minutes away from her home in the Jingle Pot Road area when she happened upon a cougar near Mountain View Elementary School, on East Wellington Road. Laberge saw a car coming her way and what looked like a golden retriever dog in the ditch near the end of a driveway, so she pedalled toward it, concerned the dog might jump out in front of the oncoming car. The car passed and Laberge continued on. “As soon as I biked by, what I thought was the dog looked up at me and LABERGE I just skidded to a stop,” Laberge said. “I thought, ‘Holy, that’s a cougar.’” Laberge said she has had lots of training on how to deal with cougars, but admits she got scared and for a moment thought she could outrun the cat. That proved to be a bad idea when the cougar came after her and at one point got to within about seven metres. “You know how you have a bad dream and you’re running away from something with your legs shaking? It was like that,” she said. Laberge mustered up enough nerve to stop, turn and face the cat, get off her bike and yell at it while ringing her bike bell. The cat halted, but stayed in the ditch across the road and watched her while she pedalled back to the school. Once there she phoned her father to come get her. ◆ See ‘COUGARS’ /4

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the month historically is 15.2 C. This year it was 15.1 C, with below average rainfall. Fewer days reaching 20 C and less than average sunshine might have contributed to June’s poor grade. On average, Nanaimo sees 14 days of at least 20 C weather in June; this year we enjoyed just nine days. There were no days over 25 C. “A little less sunshine often makes a difference in the perception and we just haven’t busted out into that summertime heat yet,” said Jones. For Palen, summertime conditions can’t come soon enough. “On the days it has been nice, it’s been so over the top busy we can hardly keep up,” she said. She might need to get ready. Environment Canada is calling for temperatures of 24 C and sunny skies this weekend.

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An eyeless beast slumbers, filled with fire and strength, waiting for a brush stroke that will awaken it and infuse its power into the assembled dragonboaters. The beast, a dragon, will be roused by Taoist priests performing the Dotting of the Eye ceremony at the Save-On-Foods Dragon Boat Festival Friday (July 8). The ritual is performed at similar festivals around the globe and signifies the emergence of the creature’s spirit and the transference of its strength to the paddlers. The dragon’s strength is mirrored in the courage and perseverance of cancer survivors and their supporters that assemble each year to compete and make a difference in the lives of women fighting breast cancer. The paddlers’ journey ends Sunday evening at the closing ceremonies, but before that last drum beat echoes across the waves, they gather for the annual Dairyland Carnation Ceremony to celebrate the lives of survivors, support women fighting the disease and honour those who have perished. “That is something that moves me time and time again – to see the powerful emotions and the commitment these women have to fight the disease,” said Bob Buchanan, president of the Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival. “Our entire festival is built around recognizing and supporting those afflicted by breast cancer and those who courageously fight the fight and those who have lost the fight.” The festival continues to grow and has transformed into a public festival. It is now recognized as one of the largest festivals on the West Coast, said Buchanan. Back this year is the centre stage entertainment, and there are activities for children, food vendors and a beer garden. The festival is volunteer-run and the society donates all net proceeds to the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation for diagnostic equipment. Since the festival began in 2003, it has raised about $434,000 for the foundation and hopes to bring that total to $500,000 by the end of this year. Organizers expect nearly 100 paddling teams, about 2,500 paddlers, from across North America to compete. The ninth annual Save-On-Foods Dragon Boat Festival is July 8-10 at Maffeo Sutton Park. Opening ceremonies begin at 3 p.m. Friday at Swy-a-lana Lagoon. For a full schedule of events and more information, please go to http://nanaimodragonboat.com.


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Cougars not uncommon sight in city’s rural area ◆ From /1 Laberge has lived in the area since 2004 and has seen cougars every year. “They’re around my property a lot,” she said. “It’s really common to have them around there. It’s just really uncommon to have one bug someone like that.” Sgt. Sheryl Armstrong, Nanaimo RCMP spokeswoman, said police called conservation officers who responded with tracking dogs. “The conservation officers had two hounds with them and they were able to pick up a scent from a cougar, which they tracked for a short period of time before the scent was lost,” Armstrong said. There have been several reports of cougars in Nanaimo this year, but this is the first confirmed sighting in 2011, she said, and people should maintain a keen awareness about the environment they are working or recreating in. If anyone encounters a cougar the best defence is a good offence. “You have to stand up to the cougar,” Armstrong said. “You can’t run away. As soon as you turn your back there’s a strong possibility they will strike.” She said police and conservation officers were impressed with Lab-

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Warni Fernando, a security guard with Casino Nanaimo, was recognized Wednesday for possibly saving the life of an RCMP officer. Fernando, 28, came to the aid of a female RCMP constable who was attacked near the casino in downtown Nanaimo by a man who had called police saying he was assaulted. Fernando received Great Canadian Gaming Corporation’s Chairman’s Award of Merit at the ceremony, which was attended by family, friends, representatives from the RCMP, Nanaimo city council and company executives who presented a plaque recognizing the effort. “I feel greatly, greatly honoured,” Fernando said. “I feel recognized.” Fernando helped the officer subdue the assailant, who punched the Mountie repeatedly in the face, head and stomach as he tried to take her gun. She suffered multiple injuries in the attack, but has since returned to duty. Fernando said he acted instinctively and did not fully realize what he had done until he had the man subdued and looked at the officer’s face. “All I can remember, the moment I gained control of that individual, and I was able to turn around and look at the officer,” Fernando said. “That was the moment I realized what kind of a situation it was, because she was exhausted.” He said the experience has changed the way he looks at life and the world. Rod Baker, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation president, said it was an exceptional event, but it also presented a good opportunity to recognize the work security staff do each day. “Obviously in the entertainment business there are always matters that need to be addressed,” Baker said. “This matter was particularly acute, as there was a gun involved and somebody who was clearly not in a rational frame of mind and was attempting to utilize that firearm, so I think that takes it up a great many notches from what we would see on any particular day running our business.” The assailant, Jason Joseph Speare, 39, is scheduled to appear in court July 19.

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RCMP looking for key witness Nanaimo Mounties want to talk with a man who might be a potential witness in the murder of Brittany Baird. The man – described as caucasian, 50 to 60 years old, with a goatee and a mustache and wearing a baseball cap – was driving an older blue, full-size Chevrolet pickup that was parked on Milford Crescent, May 25, between 10:45 and 11 p.m. on the night of Baird’s murder. The truck was seen leaving northbound on Milford Crescent toward Albert Street as emergency crews were responding to 911 calls to assist Baird, who was found murdered in Nob Hill Park. The driver might not have been aware of what transpired in the park, but police are asking him to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250754-2345. Anyone with information is asked to contact Nanaimo RCMP or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www. nanaimocrimestoppers. com.

House prices, sales decrease Residential real estate sales dropped 13 per cent last month compared to June 2010. Overall across the Island, sales of singlefamily homes dropped one per cent over the same period, numbers from the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board show. While sales numbers dropped, average sale prices in Nanaimo increased by two per cent, while Island-wide prices were down one per cent.

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$10.4-million project to widen Bowen Road and expand the Quarterway Bridge is on schedule to meet its completion date in the fall of 2012. But that is little consolation to Gail Avender, co-owner of the Vancouver Island Thrift Store, who saw business drop 40 per cent since the start of construction in February. Sales are down, staff hours continue to be cut back and Avender said she hasn’t got a clue what she is going to do. Work re-locating B.C. Hydro poles from one side of Bowen Road to MONGARD the other has caused traffic congestion, often preventing customers from using business driveways. Those who do get in are then at the mercy of drivers to let them exit. “Rather than leave room for someone to get in and out, it’s completely blocked,” said Avender. “We’ve seen people wait for 10 or 15 minutes before someone will even let them out. It’s crazy.” Jan Mongard, project manager, said the city provided signage asking drivers not to block driveways. “Occasionally we do support it with a flag person at peak times, but most of the time the signage is there to not block the driveways,” he said. “We expect the travelling public to respect the businesses and give them access in and out.” Avender said the signage is basically ignored by drivers. “We had to go to the bank one Friday and couldn’t get out,” she said. “You would think

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Jack Chaston, of All Power Traffic Control Services, keeps an eye on traffic flow on Bowen Road. Controllers do their best to keep traffic moving, but multiple work sites on the stretch of road undergoing upgrades cause slowdowns throughout the work day.

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Pay heed to wildlife lesson B.C. is blessed with clean air, water and an abundance of wildlife. Drive for a few minutes and the sound and smell of the City of Nanaimo fall away, replaced by singing birds and wind in the trees. Although not far from an urban area, the wilderness bordering Nanaimo is still wild, home to cougars, bears and other predatory animals. No one learned that PROXIMITY lesson more clearly than Erin Laberge, who was TO nature confronted by a stalking puts onus cougar earlier this week on residents near Mountain View to be aware Elementary School. Luckily, someone in and prepared. Laberge’s life taught her how to ward off the big cat, by standing her ground and making noise, instead of jumping on her bike and riding away. The cougar stood down, walked away and Laberge was able to escape, albeit a little shaken up, and call for help. The cougar sighting, coupled with black bear and grizzly attacks on the mainland, is a reminder that for all the province’s beauty, it’s still a wild west frontier. That doesn’t mean residents shouldn’t enjoy the outdoors by camping, canoeing or hiking in the backcountry. But it does mean that people must be aware of their surroundings and the danger that the wilderness poses. The provincial government and conservation service offers a wealth of information on their websites about backcountry safety and what to do when confronted with an animal. Please visit www.gov.bc.ca/env/ for a start. By sharing her story, Laberge is educating fellow residents to avoid serious injury and possibly death. Perhaps everyone can stop for a moment and learn the lesson that Laberge so thankfully did as a youngster.

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A decade later, Nisga’a no panacea Quesnel said he met people who There were high hopes and harsh left the Nisga’a villages for nearby words in 2000 when the provincial Tsimshian communities, before and federal governments signed sales and income taxes take effect Canada’s first modern-day treaty in 2013. According to the study, a with the Nisga’a people. culture of dependency that grew The four villages are now govup during a century of colonialerned by the Nisga’a Lisims style rule remains pervasive. government, which holds broad The authors report many of the authority transferred from the fedsame problems that plague Indian eral and provincial governments. Act reserves, such While Canada’s finanas willful damage to cial support continues to B.C. housing, accusations flow, the Nisga’a Nation of nepotism and failed VIEWS is nearing the stage business investment. where it must begin to Tom Fletcher “More than one key collect taxes and become Black Press informant observed self-sustaining. that old attitudes and A new study by mentalities persist the Winnipeg-based regarding public Frontier Centre for services,” the report Public Policy offers a states. “Expectations at unique look behind the the local level that the scenes of this remote village government will experiment. And judgprovide everything are ing by the hostile still rampant.” response of the Nisga’a governQuesnel said the Nisga’a Nation’s ment to the findings, it may be the recent move to allow fee-simple last one for some time. ownership of municipal-style lots Is the Nisga’a Nation ready to support itself ? The short answer is is a key step. But the land title system is still in development and it’s no, according to polling data and too soon to see results. extensive interviews with unidenThe study notes that economic tified “key informants”. conditions in Nisga’a terriCo-author Joseph Quesnel told tory have become worse. Quesnel me he interviewed 15 influential agreed this has more to do with people, both supporters and critics the decline of forestry and fishing of the treaty. A larger phone surthan any failure of governance. vey by COMPAS Research found Nisga’a Lisims president that more people trust the Nisga’a Mitchell Stevens issued a stategovernment compared to the old ment rejecting the report’s findIndian Act regime. But divisions remain, particularly over giving up ings, citing two factual errors and denying that he participated. aboriginal tax exemptions.

Quesnel, a Quebec Metis with a background in journalism, said he was welcomed on his initial visit and was even invited to attend a Nisga’a Lisims executive meeting. But he said Stevens and other officials “stopped responding” as the project progressed. Stevens described the code of conduct for Nisga’a officials and the complaint process people can use to hold them accountable for decisions. The president dismissed the “colourful commentary” of a few “key informants” who didn’t expect to be quoted. Quesnel says despite the slow progress, he remains convinced the treaty is a positive step. Now investors have only one government to deal with, and the region has electricity, mining and gas development on the drawing board. And there are lessons for other aboriginal communities, such as tackling dependency and addiction problems before a treaty is signed, and bringing in outside experts to set up businesses. “Mitchell Stevens, when I spoke to him, was optimistic about the ability to reduce transfers, even eliminate them,” Quesnel said. “Without financial independence, I think political self-government is really an illusion. Ultimately, you’re still dependent.” ◆ Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca twitter.com/tomfletcherbc

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Urban agriculture Writer’s HST complaint not credible can’t be held back To the Editor, Re: Urban agriculture a complex matter, Guest Comment, June 28. Our mayor frames the Lantzville urban agriculture debate as either a non-conforming zoning issue or regularizing backyard food gardening. But there is a much larger issue. Lantzville pre-dates suburbia, shopping malls and the kind of zoning that separates residences from community life. Current zoning kills community life by replacing public space with suburban sprawl. Most Lantzvillagers would love to buy their food from local producers. Instead, we get a bylaw proposal pursued at indecent speed by a council majority of four to three, forbidding the commercial production of food on larger properties; 600 square metres or 30 per cent of the property is inadequate. Planners and politicians are trying to contain the urban agriculture movement in the face of huge public support for intensive food gardening regardless of residential zoning bylaws. People of every political stripe, income level, and educational attainment are united in their support for urban agriculture. Local farmers are much appreciated. Councillors shouted us agriculture supporters down because a few hotheads at a public hearing rudely demanded instant results. A written statement from Lantzville residents had asked only for consultation to begin immediately. Phone calls were not returned. E-mails were not answered. When we asked for a committee of residents to do in-depth community consultation we were insulted by insinuations of bias. The highly qualified

planner retained by council was ignored when she advised that more research and consideration were necessary before second reading. As of June 30, we could not see the bylaw after second reading, because changes were inserted on June 13, and the minutes have to be approved by the mayor and were not yet available. Third reading and adoption can come anytime within a period of two weeks. The mayor speaks of possible water contamination from runoff; of smell and flies from horse manure; of noise and traffic. Neighbours who walk that road will tell you that they do not notice offensive smells or excessive traffic. The health authority has not been called in. Reintegrating town and country life will not be easy, but suburbia is unsustainable. If complaints are to be laid, we will expect them to be laid by the neighbour affected, not anonymously by a member of our elected council. In the villages I remember, the large estates were a very small percentage of the community. The folks from the big house performed very much the same function as Prince William and his consort are doing for Canada Day: they dressed up, opened bazaars and patronised local artists, craftspeople and tradespeople. Suburbia is an impossible attempt to mimic that small percentage. Madame de Pompadour said, “Après nous le déluge” (Ruin, if you like, when we are dead and gone). Heads may not roll over bad planning decisions, but municipal decision-makers would be ill-advised to try to hold back the incoming tide of urban agriculture. Marjorie Stewart Lantzville

To the Editor, I’ve never believed that Steele Gorosh was a credible contributor. His letter (Keeping HST needed for tax reform, July 2) illustrates this well. In the classic wrong-wing tactic of repeating lies, as to lend authenticity, he complains about the ‘misinformation’ sovereignty issue on the ‘hated sales tax’. His arguments are

completely refuted by Terry Hand in his letter (FightHST not linked to one political party, July 2). In the seventh paragraph, Gorosh repeats that bold-faced lie ‘now with an HST rate of 10 per cent’. That, of course, would be true in 2014 and only if the single most deceitful government this province has ever seen is re-elected. In an obvious attempt

to shift the gauze, the writer states, “the HST referendum is not a referendum on Gordon Campbell.” Wrong. The bottom line is he was sent to London so the yellow stripes don’t have to protect him here. While no mention of Bill Vander Zalm was made, I sense the wrtier is annoyed at how sucessful ‘the Zalm’ has been at blowing up Liberal myths.

When we punt the HST, the Liberals wear it, and will be forced to raise taxes/fees/levies. This will make them second only to ‘Lyin’ Brian’ in terms of the most hated government ever. How fitting for a government that inherited a surplus, then turned it into a deficit. Why doesn’t the famous left-wing biased media ever tell you that? Grant Maxwell Nanaimo

Readers respond: Feedback on news items No tax decreases province’s income To the Editor, In spite of all the advertising both for and against the harmonized sales tax – the stick people were cute – what it all comes down to is very simple. No government in the history of the world has ever replaced a tax with another to decrease government income. If this situation has ever occurred, that government declared bankruptcy. R. Stead Nanaimo

Agriculture issue gets out of hand To the Editor, Re: Urban agriculture a complex matter, Guest Comment, June 28. The situation with the Compassion Farm, and the urban agriculture issue, has taken many turns since it was originally broached. It started off as an Agriculture 101 issue, concentrating on food sustainability, our vulnerable supply on the Island, and people’s “rights” to grow food. It then morphed into a discussion on the rules and regulations of growing food on properties – namely the bylaws con-

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cerning such activity. The issue has now morphed into not about food, not about sustainability, not about one farm versus a bylaw, but about elected officials having to heed the wishes of the people. Last I checked that was called democracy. I’m tired of governmental bodies ignoring the will of the electorate. Councils at whatever level cannot go to the electorate for every little thing. That’s understandable, but when they invite you and they ask

and it’s tilted one way, they’ve got to listen and act accordingly. Ron Lazlock Lantzville

Unions important to keep balance To the Editor, Re: Prosperity comes from competition, Letters, June 28. Some armchair economists should get out more. Stating that our current high standard of living is due to “entrepreneurs who put their capital at risk to create a superior product”, the writer neglects to mention that determining whether you have a market for your product is part of a sensible risk. It doesn’t matter how wonderful the product is if no one can afford to buy it. Henry Ford understood this when he decided to pay his workers enough to buy his cars. Germany, currently the strongest economy in Europe, has constitutionally mandated union representation on corporate boards because they understand that well-paid workers make better consumers than bag ladies or slaves. If a business decides to move production offshore to take advantage of low

wages, it risks the current situation in the U.S. where unemployment, low union representation and low wages seem unable to revive demand. Unions, while not perfect, are important to maintain the balance between supply and demand that is healthy for both consumers and entrepreneurs. Contrary to the writer’s assertion that the presence of unions condemns us all to life as in North Korea, the absence of unions contributes to inequality and imbalance; both bad for a healthy economy. Liz Fox Lantzville

FSA participation not from bullying To the Editor, Re: FSA participation up, results lagging, July 5. Never ever has a principal bullied me into forcing my children to take the FSA test. I have always allowed my children to write it and will continue to do so. I have had kids at the district for the past 12 years and I don’t know of any other parent bullied either. I would sure like to see some proof of this socalled bullying. E. Mckenzie Nanaimo

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Wind blows away alternatives Wind energy is increasingly turbines. These are sounds being considered a viable and that are either difficult to hear attractive power source. or inaudible to humans. But Many countries, includOntario’s Chief Medical Officer ing the U.S., Germany, Spain, of Health did a review of the China and India, are putting scientific literature and found policies into place to drive the no evidence that low frequency development of their wind sound from wind turbines energy industries. In Canada, causes adverse health effects. the amount of wind energy Research from Sweden and being harnessed for use in our the Netherlands may shed some homes, offices and factories has light on the opposition that grown quickly over the past few windmills are facing, despite years, led by Ontario with its the lack of evidence for human Green Energy Act. health impacts. However, a backAt or just under SCIENCE lash has been grow40 decibels, 73 per MATTERS ing in many places cent of people could David Suzuki where wind power is notice the sound and with Faisal Moola being developed. In six per cent were Ontario, one of the annoyed. But those main criticisms of who did not like wind development windmills or found has been its impact them ugly were on human health, more likely to notice mostly because of the sound and were the noise produced. more likely to be Yet the peerannoyed by it. reviewed scientific research Though we should always indicates the sound from windremain open-minded about new mills, which generally falls and emerging research on any into three categories (audible issue, the evidence seems clear sound, low frequency, and infra- that wind turbines built with sound), has little to no impact appropriate setbacks do not on human health. constitute a health hazard. And This is especially true if wind becomes a more attractive windmills are built far enough energy source when you conaway from residences. For sider the health impacts of the example, the required setback main energy alternative, burnin Ontario is 550 metres. At ing coal and other fossil fuels. this distance, the audible sound The Canadian Medical from windmills has been found Association estimated that in to be below 40 decibels, which 2008 Canada’s air pollution was is around the level of sound responsible for 21,000 premayou’d find in most bedrooms ture deaths, 92,000 emergency and living rooms. room visits, and 620,000 visits Studies from the University to a doctor’s office. Even if you of Massachusetts similarly look only at the health impacts found that even if the sound of Ontario coal-fired power were audible, annoyance would plants, the numbers are signifibe minimal. cant and startling. Critics have also pointed When considering whether to low frequency sound and Canada needs to curtail the infrasound as the source of development of its wind health impacts from wind resources or expand wind

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The provincial government had advance warning from a senior official several weeks ago that cuts to the number of sheriffs guarding courthouses could spark trouble in the justice system. In a May 31 letter to B.C.’s chief justices, copied to the deputy Attorney General, Assistant Deputy Minister Rob Wood noted full-time staff levels in the court services branch had already been cut nine per cent since 2008-09. “These fiscal changes have made it progressively more difficult to maintain operational service levels in both court security and court administration,” Wood said. Deeper cuts took effect at the beginning of June and Wood’s letter set out minimum service levels for court registries and sheriffs, including a system of roving sheriffs to spread staff further. Wood’s letter indicated the number of court clerks has also been cut and the ministry would respond by reas-

signing court registry staff about their security conto act as clerks as needed. cerns – pledged to reverse He cautioned those levels the cuts to sheriffs’ hours. would not be sustainable for But the cut hours have not long. been permanently restored Wood also noted it would and are only being schedbe up to judges to gauge the uled a week at a time so far, security risk and decide if said Dean Purdy, spokesman they can operate without a for the union representing dedicated sheriff using the sheriffs. rover system. “We’re concerned “The safety of all that they’re so court participants keyed into the is of paramount budgetary side concern,” he said. of things they’re “We will do everygoing to let the thing we can, in court system slide consultation with rather than truly the judiciary, to fund the system,” ensure the most he said. important matters Purdy said two go forward and that of the most senior KROG the safety and secumanagers in the rity of the courts system are curand court users is mainrently filling in for sheriffs tained.” in Victoria because of the The elimination of the lack of deputy sheriffs. equivalent of 34 full-time “You can’t do justice on the deputy sheriffs caused cheap,” he said, adding the delays in several trials last province needs to hire more month when some judges sheriffs to reverse some of refused to let their trials the loss of more than 100 proceed without a sheriff positions in recent years. present. The NDP lashed the province for allowing By late June, Attorney General Barry Penner – after “chaos” in the courts to continue and failing to find a hearing directly from judges

permanent solution. “It appears that when making this announcement, the Liberals were primarily interested in temporary damage control, not returning security to our courts so they can function again,” said Leonard Krog, Nanaimo MLA and NDP Attorney General critic. Penner said he doesn’t want the shortage of sheriffs to result in trial delays and added his ministry is working to find more money to support staffing levels on an ongoing basis. He said the auxiliary and part-time sheriffs whose hours were cut had always been called out as required. “They will be utilized as required,” Penner said. “The safety and security of our courthouses and the people in them remains our paramount objective.” He said most government ministries remain under pressure to cut costs and streamline processes as a result of health and education spending that has risen faster than government revenues. editor@nanaimobulletin.com


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avid Go go believes there’s two kinds of music in the world – good and bad. Based on the response to his latest album, Soul Bender, which was released in June, it falls into the former category. “You can’t believe all the good reviews or the bad ones really sting,” Gogo said. The Nanaimo blues musician has been performing long enough and recorded enough albums to be confident in his music. What’s made the difference on this album is the good reviews

and feedback from his peers. Gogo met with Rick Salt, owner of Lois Lane recording studio in Nanaimo, and his record company to discuss the vision for the new album. They came away with a similar vibe to Gogo’s earlier work on Skeleton Key. “I’m kind of getting that same feel,” he said. “Let’s just make a record that we like.” A lot changed since Gogo recorded Skeleton Key, although he feels like the same guy he was touring 20 years ago. “Things do change,” he said. “You kind of become an elder statesmen. In my kind of music, that’s not a bad thing.” The aim was to capture a raw

edge that’s often part of blues music. “We managed to capture a live performance in the studio,” Gogo said. “A lot of stuff was first take. “Sometimes it’s better to be raw and emotional.” And while he tries to shy away from too much solo guitar work on albums, this time he went with it – it’s why many of his fans are fans. “It’ll make the guitar wanker fans happy,” he said. The album includes a cover of Michael Jackson’s The Way You Make Me Feel, which may seem like a random pick until you hear the blues shuffle underscoring

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tival and while he scaled back his band to work with a trio, he’ll have a full compliment of musicians for the hometown show. Taking the stage before Downchild Blues Band, one of the best blues bands in the country, may also have something to do with it. “You don’t want to get up and just do a trio before those guys,” he said. The new album, Soul Bender, is available at Fascinating Rhythm and at Gogo’s website www. davidgogo.com. More information on the Summertime Blues Festival can be found at www. nanaimoblues.com. arts@nanaimobulletin.com

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Listen before passing judgment tain whether the grant denial The mainstream view was linked directly to the play. toward terrorism hasn’t Governments have the privichanged much since Sept. 11, lege of funding their own pri2001. orities, and the Conservatives Terrorism is bad. Full stop. made it clear that arts and End of story. culture funding is not one. No one would argue with Except for the $500,000 the that. But what we seem to argue about is whether we can feds granted Canada’s Walk of Fame to promote Canadian have any sympathy or undercelebrities in a glitzy gala standing for the events that in Toronto. The hypocrisy create a terrorist. astounds me. Homegrown, a play about a The issue has woman’s involvesparked debate ment with one of CULTURAL around what’s the members of the CONSUMER appropriate for Toronto 18, a group government to fund of alleged terrorMelissa Fryer and, surprisingly, ists, some of whom Arts Editor what’s appropriate were later confor artists to create. victed, was derided In my final year by federal governof my journalism ment for glorifying degree from Uniterrorism. versity College of Does it? I have the Cariboo (now no idea because I Thompson Rivers haven’t seen it, but University), our program I’ll find out July 15, 7:30 p.m., hosted a discussion about the when Western Edge Theatre World Trade Centre terrorist stages a reading at Nanaimo attacks. Entertainment Centre. We were trying to make The reading is a protest to sense of a senseless tragedy the federal government’s deciand we had the luxury of sion to deny a $45,000 grant to gathering with our professors SummerWorks theatre festito learn and heal from the val in Toronto, which staged debate. Homegrown last year. Of the many viewpoints Other theatre companies presented that day, one faculty across the country followed member spoke about the need Western Edge’s example and for the United States and its are staging protest readings allies, including Canada, to as well. Although it looks suspicious, look internally at the foreign policy factors which may have it’s impossible to say for cer-

fostered the hatred that led to the attacks. To say that the idea was met with resistance once it was reported in the local paper is an understatement. Letter writers vehemently opposed not only the idea but the person’s right to say it, calling for resignations from faculty attending the forum. The university’s president was at the event and no discipline was handed out, at least that I’m aware of. It was a great lesson for a young reporter to be cautious, meticulous and empathetic when writing about complicated issues because they have ramifications for people in the community. We may not want to explore the ideas in Homegrown, but should we simply dismiss the playwright’s message without hearing first what she has to say? It may be uncomfortable and at times offensive, but that is the purpose of art – to question, explore and challenge the way we think about important issues that influence our lives. Only once we’ve seen, heard and listened can we decide. arts@nanaimobulletin.com

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The Nanaimo Island Stone Supply Timbermen have only gotten better since winning a provincial championship a year ago. The competition, though, is better too, and that’s the challenge this week. Nanaimo’s junior women’s lacrosse team is in Port Coquitlam today (July 7) for the start of the B.C. Lacrosse Association championships. The landscape has changed over the past 12 months since Nanaimo defeated Burnaby in the gold-medal match. Burnaby is back in contention, and New Westminster is a double threat with two teams in the tournament. “It’s going to be harder than all the other years because everybody’s so close this year,” said Cassie Livesey, Timbermen veteran. “But we’ve played them all; we all know what everybody’s like. So if we just do what we’re supposed to do I think everything will go perfect.” The junior women know they need to get up to game speed right away this week. Mainland teams have been battling through playoffs lately, whereas Nanaimo has had to keep itself busy with practices, dryland training, team-building and the odd exhibition game. The team has managed to stay sharp.

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Nanaimo Island Stone Supply Timbermen player Marissa Jordan takes a shot on goal during an exhibition game last week at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. The junior women’s lacrosse team will try to defend its provincial championship starting today (July 7) at the B.C. Lacrosse Association championships at Port Coquitlam.

“We’re looking a lot better this year going into provincials than last year, even,” said Toni Angell, team captain. “We’re catching and passing pretty well. We’ve got our offence down pat, which is key, and our defence is coming along as well.” Experience might be the team’s biggest advantage. The Nanaimo squad knows better than any of the other teams what it takes to win gold. “That definitely helps,” said Marissa Jordan, alternate captain. “Having that experience helps us keep our focus and keep our cool.” At such a high-stakes tour-

nament, teams are bound to get caught running around a little bit in the first period. The Nanaimo women might be able to play with more consistency. “Hopefully [our experience] gets our early jitters out of the way a lot quicker this year,” said Angell. “We know what it takes – you have to work hard the whole time.” Harder than any other time of year. “A lot of us get beat up during the games, [but] you have to think, you wait all year for this and it’s the most important thing to all of us,” Livesey said. “You’ve just got to forget about

everything and just focus on the game and think how much you love the game and you’ll be fine.” LACROSSE TALK … The first game for the junior women is today against Port Coquitlam … Nanaimo has three other female teams at provincials in PoCo, too. The midget girls play today against New Westminster, the bantam girls also start off against New West and the peewees begin with a matchup a g a i n s t R i d g e M e a d ow s. Nanaimo’s peewee A2 and peewee C boys’ teams start provincials Friday (July 8) in Vernon. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

The junior A Nanaimo Timbermen are stringing together their best lacrosse at the perfect time. The city’s B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League team clinched a playoff spot on Tuesday with a 12-8 road win against the Victoria Shamrocks. The T-men assured themselves of fifth place, the highest-ever final standing for the franchise. “The coaching staff, the organization, the players are absolutely ecstatic,” said Dave Bremner, coach of Nanaimo’s juniors. He said the team’s thirdstraight win wasn’t an upset. “I consider it two evenly matched teams,” Bremner said. “We’re getting better and better and better.” Goaltender Devon Winter had a “sparkling performance” with 48 saves, said the coach, and benefited from fantastic defence. Ball movement in the offensive end was also working well. Joey Fendick and Kyle Hofer both scored hat tricks and Ethan Garland, Ryan Sage and Cody Bremner had two goals apiece. “We feel as a team we’ve underachieved this year and the guys want to start playing where they should…” said Dave Bremner. “We hope to continue on with it and perhaps win our first playoff series ever. I think we’re in position to do something like that.” GAME ON … The junior T-men (8-11) visit New Westminster (14-5) on Saturday (July 9), then end the regular season Sunday against Delta (11-7) at 5 p.m. at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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◆ July 10 - Pacific North West Junior Lacrosse League playoffs. Round 1, Game 2. Nanaimo vs. Cowichan. Nanaimo Ice Centre, 7:30 p.m. ◆ July 16 - B.C. Premier Baseball League. Nanaimo Pirates vs. White Rock Tritons. Serauxmen Stadium, noon and 2:30 p.m. ◆ July 16 - Western Lacrosse Association. Nanaimo Timbermen vs. Langley. Frank Crane Arena, 7 p.m. ◆ July 16 - West Coast Senior Lacrosse Association. DBL Timbermen vs. Royal City. Nanaimo Ice Centre, 7 p.m.

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tina Proteau. The North Carolina State Wolfpack athlete pushed Proteau throughout the final round of competition Friday, carding a 73 to gain ground after entering the day three strokes off the lead. Joining Proteau and Baker on Team B.C. will be Anica Yoo from Port Coquitlam, who was third at last week’s B.C. Women’s Amateur. Running concurrently to the team competition July 18-22 at Duncan Meadows Golf Course will be singles play with a field of 156 women entered.

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Jr. B T-men start post-season No team was able to beat the Cowichan Thunder during the regular season, but the Nanaimo Timbermen junior B team have a chance to do it in the playoffs. The Pacific North West Junior Lacrosse League teams play Game 1 of their best-of-three series tonight (July 7) at 7:30 p.m. at Kerry Park Arena at Mill Bay. Game 2 will be Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. For more on the junior B Timbermen, please visit www.nanaimobulletin.com.

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• Take medication in prescribed amounts and at intervals specified by your doctor. Avoid any medication that might interfere with your ability to drive. • Don’t drive when feeling ill or tired. • Have a passenger travel with you to help navigate and ask them for tips on your driving. If you are asked to do a re-test, make sure you prepare for it. Seek out professional driver training that specializes in senior driving retests. These really help update your skills as a mature driver and can take away any stress you may feel about being tested.

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A BOUQUET AND IPHONE APP to RCMP Const. Mark Smith for his assistance in recovering the cash from a stolen iPhone. Thief: 0, Good Guys: 1 A BEAUTIFUL BIG BOUQUET to the owners and staff at Gryphon’s Lair for your generous and thoughtful behaviour toward your manager. Truly a wonderful place to work. A HUGE SUMMER BOUQUET to James and another male employee (I didn’t catch his name) at the Real Canadian Superstore. These two men went out of their way to help me find a patio set. I had an arm in a cast and was feeling pretty helpless. James, who was actually off duty and just leaving work, loaded the patio set into his van and drove it to my house because it would not fit in my small car. This kindness was amazing. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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A BIG BEAUTIFUL BOUQUET to the kind, generous gentleman who was working at Pacific Rim Bicycle recently. Thank you for taking the time to fix my son’s tire (the bearings and all) and also for showing him how to fix it for the next time. A BUNDLE OF BEAUTIFUL ORCHIDS AND LILIES to the couple in the dark grey truck who pulled over and assisted my son and I with our firewood to our campsite. Whoever you are, I sincerely appreciate it.

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A HUGE BOUQUET to the Cook’s Nook. You went above and beyond the call of duty in replacing my broken pot when another store would not. I will continue to support your store and tell everyone to shop there, too.

A HUGE BOUQUET to Fairwinds, which provided the use of the Schooner Cove Hotel, and to our generous garage sale donors, customers and volunteers for making our recent Caring and Sharing Garage Sale such a success. A SPECIAL THANK YOU to Gary Dunlop, who donated so much of his time and made the event possible. We raised $21,000 for Nanoose Community Services.

AN APPRECIATIVE BOUQUET to the Nanaimo Telus Ambassadors under Glen H. who “give where we live” in their ongoing community service causes. It was especially appreciated at the recent Van Isle 360 International Yacht Race.

GRATEFUL THANKS to Brian of Van-Isle Aggregates who showed exceptional customer service when I commented on a delivery made to my home. He came personally and the matter was corrected to my great satisfaction.

and knowledgeable individual such as this sweet girl. She was our property manager for a house we rented from her and even after we moved, she helped us through a difficult time with her wisdom and kindness. Thank you Brenda. You are one of a kind and we will be sending many your way.

A BOUQUET to the newly opened Amrikko’s Fish and Chips. Your battered cod and fresh coleslaw were prepared to perfection. Good luck.

A HOUSE FULL OF RADIANT BOUQUETS THAT LAST FOR A LIFETIME to Brenda Gilroy at Coast Realty Group rentals. Never have I dealt with such a pleasant, friendly

A BOUQUET to Richard at Nanaimo Toyota. Very happy with my new car. You are the best.

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bouquets A BOUQUET OF BEAUTIFUL FAWN LILIES to the lovely lady who stopped traffic for a few moments on Hammond Bay Road to usher the doe and her tiny fawns out of traffic and safely to the other side. HEAPS OF GRATITUDE to special friends Norm and Edna for treating us six seniors to a great lunch last week. In this busy world we can never take special friends for granted and that is certainly what you are to us. A BEEF to the woman walking with friends and her dog on Meredith Road recently. I thought you were doing the right thing by picking up the poo in your blue bag, then I watched you go three feet and chuck it in a garbage can at another person’s house on your left. Take it home to your own garbage bin. If you don’t know how to be a responsible dog owner, then maybe you should

give the dog away. A HUGE BEEF to a local store owner. We are digusted with the lack of business skills and we will never be back. A BEEF to those dog owners who allow their dogs to bark all night. Your neighbours have the right to sleep between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. without barking keeping them up all night long. I don’t care if a dog barks during the day, but there are a lot of people out there who work night shifts. Everyone has the right to live in peace in any neighbourhood they choose. A BIG BEEF to the person complaining about junk food at checkouts. Grow up and gain some will power. If you can’t resist, do your shopping online or over the phone. It’s your own fault you can’t resist the urge to buy candy, not the fault of the stores.

A BEEF about dog poo. If you own a dog, you must scoop up the poop it leaves on sidewalks, trails, parks, and highways, but I’ve come across what would seem to be a loophole. I live in an apartment complex that allows pets. I’ve never seen anything on the lawns, but the parking lot is full of little piles of you-know-what. Obviously, what goes for sidewalks should go for parking lots, too. After all, people have to walk in both places. A BEEF to those who fuss over the Empire Days celebration. Some people insist upon being insulted where no insult exists. First off, why it’s called Empire Days here, I don’t know. The rest of the country and most of the Commonwealth calls it Victoria Day. I always thought that made us unique. But that’s what we’re celebrating – Queen Victoria’s birthday. We also celebrate Robbie Burns Day and Chinese New Year here, too. A BEEF to the driver of a Range Rover who nearly took me out on my bike at the Hammond Bay Road/ Uplands Road intersection. I was turning left onto Hammond Bay and the guy gunned it into my lane and cut me off. I have your licence number. Do it again and I’ll report you to the cops. A BIG BEEF to my neighbours who go fishing or crabbing, bring the debris home and swish it in the backyard with their coolers. Do it at the ocean. This attracts rats and mice. A BEEF. Why do some people crank their sound systems up so loud in their homes and/or their vehicles? It isn’t very considerate of other people. I play music. So does my friend in Victoria. But when I put on my radio, I put the volume to where I can hear it, without her being able to hear it as well. A WHO-DO-YOU-THINK-YOU-ARE BEEF to our neighbours. You moved here just months ago and have to be the nosiest, loudest, most obnoxious people. Please have some respect for the neighbourhood.

A BEEF to my neighbours for throwing a loud party that kept me up until 2 a.m. A HUGE SIDE OF BEEF to the guy riding a bike through a crosswalk on Townsite Road the other day. He swore at a car for not stopping for him; if you want to be a pedestrian, get off your bike. Bikes are supposed to ride with traffic – and not use crosswalks.

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Pre-deceased by his father Allan Sr. in 1985. Survived by his loving, mother Mary, and remembered by many loving family members and friends. Allan worked for over 35years in the Government Agents OfďŹ ce ďŹ in Nanaimo. He was an ardent gardener and enjoyed travelling. He was a loving and caring person. His memory will be cherished in the hearts of all those lives he touched. A Memorial Tea will be held at the Independent Order of Oddfellows Hall, 520 Prideaux Street, Nanaimo, BC on Friday, July 8th, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined. In memory of Allan those so desiring may make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 750 Hillside Avenue, Victoria, BC V8T 1Z4, or the Royal Purple, Nanaimo Branch. Condolences may be offered at telfordn@shaw.ca Telfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of Nanaimo 250-591-6644

Passed away surrounded by his loving family in the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on July 1st, 2011 at the age of 80 years. Born on February 18th, 1931 in Deep Bay, BC. Pre-deceased by his wife Frances Joan on September 12th, 2005; sons, Reginald, Kevin, and Rocky. Survived by his loving family sons; Brian, Raymond, Philip, Charles (Veronica), and Richard; daughters, Karen, and Katie (Ken). Many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mr. Bob worked as a logger for MacMillan & Bloedel, was an ardent ďŹ sherman, band administrator for the Nanoose First Nations for many years, and latterly was the Treaty Chief Negotiator for the past 15 years. He was a loving and caring father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. His memory will be cherished in the hearts of all those lives he touched. Prayers were held on Sunday, July 3rd, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral service was held on Monday, July 4th, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. Interment in the Nanoose First Nations Cemetery. Telfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of Nanaimo 250-591-6644


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The Nanaimo Arts Council is seeking an experienced part-time Manager for approximately 15 hours per week. Primary responsibilities include coordinating Arts Council events, proposal writing, fundraising, media relations and publicity. Resumes, w/ references, may be submitted in person to #259 Nanaimo North Town Centre or emailed to: admin@ nanaimoartscouncil.ca Deadline Friday, July 15th PARKSVILLE, TYPESETTER /Layout Graphic Designer position available. Must have an understanding of Illustrator/In Design/Photoshop programs. Offset & Digital printing layout experience would be an asset. email:ruby@coastalcolour.com or call 1-800-811-7300.

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Canadian Mental Health Association CMHA Mid Island Branch has an opening for a casual part-time relief coordinator in the Perppermill Frozen Meal Program to work with trainees and supervise all aspects of the safe production of 200 healthy frozen meals weekly. The successful candidate should have commercial cooking experience, including supervision, an awareness and understanding of mental health issues as well as a sensitivity toward those experiencing them. Food Safe is required. Apply to alexia.penny@cmha.bc.ca by July 11, 2011. A complete job descriptions is available upon request. No phone calls please

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FOR SALE BY OWNER NORTH NANAIMO: $479,000 (No HST). 2 level home on cul-de-sac. Grnd level entr. Ocean/mountain view. Approx. 2560 sq.ft. 5 B/R, 3 bath. Natural gas heat, Built in 2004. Near schools, parks, malls. 756-3855.

HOUSES FOR SALE 3 B/R HOME with 2 B/R suite, Dble lot. New thermopane windows. 24’ x 24 garage off back lane. Carport & work shop, close to schools & shopping $375,000 NO HST 754-0104

EXQUISITE SANCTUARY Fabulous 2.26 private acres with creek in beautiful Alberni Valley. Enchanting 3600 sq.ft. 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom custom built 1995 home. Outstanding 57x40 shop with own bathroom, lots of parking. Features hardwood, tile throughout, custom cabinetry. Gas fireplaces, stove, heat and hot water; ensuite with soaker tub. Thinking of a life style change? Move to Port Alberni, the Salmon Capital of the World! Visit www.albernihomes4u.ca for more information on this “one of a kind” property. Asking $649,000 RE/MAX Mid Island Realty Port Alberni, B.C. John Stilinovic 250-724-4725 Toll Free 1-877-723-5660

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SHOPRIDER SCOOTER, like new, runs great, incl’s manual, $1000 obo. 250-740-3619.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE SAMSUNG: 27” color TV. exc. condition. $150. 751-0013

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Hospital Area 1 & 2 bdrm New floor & paint quiet, adult building, Avail now & Aug 1. near Hospital. $715 + 250-753-6656 HOSPITAL AREA- 1 bdrm apartment, W/D. Manager on site. $680. (250)716-3305. HOSPITAL AREA- 2 bdrm apartment, W/D. Manager on site. $800. (250)716-3305.

HOSPITAL AREA Large 1 & 2 Bdrm with balcony Very bright in reno’d bldg Near Parks & Hospital Now or Aug. 1st. $650 & up 250-754-2936 NANAIMO, 1 Bdrm suite with F/S. Hydro incl’d. Near VIU. $700/mth. N/S, pet neg. Avail Now. Call 250-618-5346. NANAIMO: 1 brdm newly reno’d. $650+ hydro. Available July 15. Call (250)701-3605. NANAIMO- CLEAN, quiet 1 bdrm suites. Available immed. Hot water included, on bus route. $495/mo. 1 year signed lease required, ref’s & credit check req’d. Please call 250754-8411. NANAIMO DOWNTOWN ocean view, corner pent house, senior friendly, beautifully finished, secure prking, 2 bdrms, 1.5 bath, sun room, 7 appls, laundry rm. Refs & lease req’d. NS/NP. $1100/mo. 250-618-4706.

NORTH NANAIMO MOBILE HOMES & PARKS Canadian CSA Modular, Manufactured, and Park Model Homes @ US factory direct wholesale prices. Starting @ 39,824 better features + more options = best value. The Home Boys 877976-3737 or 509-481-9830 www.hbmodular.com We will beat anyone’s price. Guaranteed!

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 1187 SEAFIELD- 2 bdrms $700. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

Seeing is believing! Bright 2 bdrm Apt. New Paint, very clean & quiet in updated bldg. Near Country Club Mall. Prof. mngt. Free H/W. From $815

Call 250-758-1246. TERMINAL PARK area, lge, 1b/r, near all amenities. Heat & hot water incl. N/S, N/P. Avail. July 1. $650/$675 month 754-2484 WORKSHOP/ LIVING SPACE FOR RENT Insulated 700 sq ft workshop- ideal for woodwork. One bedroom loft includes washer, dryer,dish washer. Located on 4 wooded acres in Cobble Hill (Arbutus Ridge area).Available Sept 1, 2011. $1250/m. Call 250-709-2010 for details.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL HIGHWAY FRONTAGE: 1600 sq’ fenced yd. 17-20’ ceiling. 12-14’ Steel roll-up doors. Also 3200 sq’ main area with 1500 sq’ mezzanine offices. 400 amp. power. 713-1087

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HOMES FOR RENT 1 BDRM Character, W/D hookup, private yard, ocean view, downtown, NP/NS, $760 + util’s. Call (250)753-9365. 2-BDRM Character. Ocean view, large patio, fenced yard, W/D hook-up. Downtown. N/P N/S. $850.+util. 250-753-9365 3514 FALCON- 3 bdrms $1400. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 40 ROBARTS- 3 bedrooms $1000. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com DOWNTOWN NANAIMO, 1 bdrm + den, huge lot, deck, large yard, N/S, refs req, avail immed, $950 mo. Call Rick at 250-756-6490. HOSPITAL AREA. 3-bdrm upper level. NP/NS. $1100.+ utils. (250)245-2061 after 5pm. NANAIMO- 1 bdrm home, lrg yrd, mtn views. $850. Discount for LT tenant. (250)7531200 lv msg. NORTH END. Oceanview. 3 level, sunny 3 bdrm. 4 new appliances, newly renovated carport. Ref’s required. $1200. + hydro. 1-778-883-8703. STEPHENSON PT., bright, 1700 sq ft, 2 bdrm cottage, on over half acre of private property, W/D, N/S, refs, avail immed, $1100, 250-268-3464.

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DOWNTOWN- 1 bdrm, 950sq ft, priv W/D, full bath, $800 inclds utils. (250)741-8155. DOWNTOWN NANAIMO- reno’d 1 bdrm, $700 utils incld. Avail Now. 250-591-1927. GULFVIEW ESTATES, bright, clean, 1 bdrm priv walk-out, high ceilings, pets neg, N/S, utils incl’d, $700 for 1, $800 for 2. Call 604-551-7239 (Jim) HAMMOND BAY: New level entry, 1 B/R, 5 app, legal suite. N/S N/P. Ideal for single professional or business person. Quiet area. $895/m all incl. Avail now. Ref’s. 751-9864 LADYSMITH: 2 bdrm, 55+, well maintained 1000 sq.ft., oceanview, drapes-carpet, storage, no elevator, w/d, f/s, n/p, n/s, avail. July. Call 250245-4646, 250-758-5816. N. NANAIMO 1Bdrm basement suite. Close to Woodgrove. Sep entry, F/S. $800/mo. NS/NP July 15th or Aug. 1st. (250)758-6933.

TOWNSITE- 3 bdrms, deck, W/D, all appls, D/W. $1125 inclds utils. Available July 1. (250)616-8755. UNIVERSITY AREA- bright, clean, ground level 2 bdrm suite, shared W/D, lrg yard, mountain view, on bus route, rear parking. Avail Aug 1. $800+ utils. 250-754-2788. WESTWOOD LAKE: Brand new 2 B/R, 5 appl., Sep. laundry & hydro N/S,N/P, wired for internet. Avail now. $900/M. 591-8414.

SUITES, UPPER 1103 SILVER MTN- 3 bdrm $1350. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com RUTHERFORD AREA. Large 3-bdrm upper. 5 appls, 1.5 baths, storage shed. N/S, pets OK. $900./mo + 60% utils. Avail immed. 1(604)328-3248.

TOWNHOUSES UNIVERSITY AREA: 4 bdrm, W/D incld’d, NS/NP. Avail. immed. $1200. (250)755-1743

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N.NANAIMO 1bdrm legal suite 700 sq,2yo,1/2 acre on cul-de-sac,private entrance + parking 1,own laundry d/w,mud room,small pet ok,avail Aug 1,$850/m + utilties 760-0239

BARGE: WOOD Camp 131’LX38’4.5”WX9’8.5” D. c/w: Atco trailer complex mounted on barge deck, 20 rooms, kitchen, pantry, dining room, head, shower facilities, laundry, small repair shop, twin Cummins 60Kw diesel gensets. Survey available. Location: Zeballos. $95,000. For more details, 250-703-3551.

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N. NANAIMO, 2 bdrm, F/S, heat, hydro, shared laundry. N/S, N/P, no parties, $900 mo. Avail July 1st. (250)758-5576.

Vernon: Lakeside Assisted Living Home, licensed, Space Available, Pictures & info by email shason@telus.net or call Steve at (250)306-0734

1097 SILVER MTN- 2 bdrm $725. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 2620 GLENAYR: 2 B/R level entry. Newly Reno’d. View! utils & satellite incl. W/D Hookup. F/S. N/P, N/S. $975/m DD. Avail now. 758-3446 BOWEN ROAD: 2 B/R, 5 Appliances, Private entrance, N/S, N/P. Avail now. $850/m + util. Ref’s. call 667-1628. CINNABAR: 2 B/R + den. legal suite. Shared laundry. Large Yard with fruit trees, large sun-deck. New paint & appliances N/S Util. incl. $975/M 754-6518 CLOSE TO College, reno’d 2 bdrm bsmt suite, $800 mo, incls heat, hydro, laundry, A/C, N/S, N/P, avail immed. Call 250-713-7176.

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NANAIMO- brand new 2 bdrm suite, en-suite laundry hookup, separate entrance/prking. NS/NP. Avail Now. $900. (250)753-7744.

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NANAIMO- (Hospital area) room for rent downstairs in family home. $450 mo. Heat, hydro, laundry, internet, cable priv ent, parking, cat ok. Criminal record check req’d as daycare is on main floor. Responsible working adult or student. No partiers. Avail Now. (250)751-8681 for more info. DEPARTURE BAY: furnished room, quiet home, utils/internet incl. $375/mo or homestay $700 mo, call 250-756-9907. NEAR VIU- $475. 2 rooms, bathroom+ internet, cable. Share kitchen/laundry. Prefer quiet, working person or student. N/S. Available July 15/Aug 1. 250-753-0777. Central Nanaimo. S. NANAIMO Room, fully furn. $450 everything incld’d, except meals. Working preferred. No drugs, no alcohol. Avail Now. Lisa, 250-740-0167. VIU. FURN priv rm, $650 incl hydro, heat, lndry, cable, wifi, prkg, cleaning, patio, N/S, N/P. Avail Now. 250-741-9831.

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NANAIMO1 bdrm near Woodgrove, priv yd/drive. NS/ND. July 15. $650 inclds hydro. W/D. (250)758-4569.

OLD CITY QUARTER: Completely furnished 2 B/R main floor, laundry & util incl. N/S N/P Close to bus & university. $975/m Ref’s. 754-4293

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