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Ridership numbers up on transit Regional bus system experiences increase of 6.4 per cent to reach 2.62 million trips

Quickfacts ◆ 6.4 PER CENT increase in transit ridership (to 2.62 million) in Nanaimo last year. ◆ 5 PER CENT increase in transit ridership (51.2 million) across B.C. last year. ◆ $12.36 MILLION spent to operate the transit system in Nanaimo last year. ◆ $249.4 MILLION spent to operate the entire B.C. Transit system, which includes 81 individual (including handyDART) systems and 1,028 vehicles in 58 cities.

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Improved transit service has resulted in more people riding the bus in Nanaimo. B.C. Transit’s annual report, released Tuesday, indicates ridership in the Harbour City is up 6.4 per cent to 2.62 million riders annually. Daniel Pearce, manager of transit and planning at the Regional District of Nanaimo, said that trend is expected to continue. “We’re trying to improve accessibility and the comfort levels of the transit system, making sure there are exchanges, shelters, proper sidewalks and all the different variables that make the transit system effective,” he said. “But 6.4 is a very good ridership increase. It shows that as the system expands and improves, more people are starting to choose transit and other sustainable forms of transportation.” Over the past year, the RDN added 1,600 hours on Routes 8 and 9, which run north and south

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City buses in Nanaimo saw 6.4 per cent more riders last year, B.C. Transit’s annual report indicates. Across B.C., the average ridership increase was five per cent.

It shows that as the system expands and improves, more people are starting to choose transit.

and connect the bus exchange at Prideaux Street to city malls. Upcoming service increases include routes linked to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and B.C. Ferries, while bus stop improvements have occurred at the Prideaux Street and Vancouver Island University locations. This year, the RDN also plans to install solar-powered lighting at 12 bus stops. Transit users will be able to push a button triggering a flashing light to alert bus drivers they wish to take that bus, an important feature on dark or low-

visibility days. In 2010, public demand resulted in service expansions of 5,000 hours on Routes 5 (Fairview) and 6 (Harewood). In the last fiscal year, the RDN spent $12.36 million on transit. Funding for the system came from transit fares ($3.6 million), provincial funding ($4.75 million), property taxes ($4.12 million) and bus advertising ($50,000). Pearce said while service increases have helped improve ridership, so, too, has educating the public on transit use. ◆ See ‘PUBLIC’ /4

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Coast guard rescues boater One man is safe after his 11-metre sailboat capsized and quickly sunk 12 kilometres north of Entrance Island just before 1 a.m. Friday. Nanaimo Marine Rescue dispatched two boats to the area but the man, equipped with a dry suit and handheld radio, had already been retrieved from the water by a Canadian Coast Guard hovercraft. He was treated at hospital in Vancouver and released. The boat had sunk by the time rescuers arrived, said Steve Jackson, Nanaimo Marine Rescue Society spokesman. “He was the only person on board and fortunately he was well prepared,” said Jackson. What caused the boat to sink is uncertain.

The CRTC has received 13 public submissions on the application. The majority are The Gabriola Radio Society against the application, with is experiencing déjà vu in its three supporting the propursuit of an FM channel for a posal. Judith Graham, in a letter community radio station. The society is again before to the CRTC, said Gabriola the Canadian Radio-television already receives island-wide and Telecommunications coverage from three other staCommission seeking approval tions in the area and there isn’t to use 98.7 FM as its broadcast- a need for another, as the others can provide the emergency ing frequency. Its application was previ- transmission service. Melinda Wilde, from Gabously before the CRTC in 2009, riola, wrote that she but the society withopposes the applidrew it because of cation because of objections from Roghealth ramifications ers Media. Rogers associated with the said the signal would radio tower. She interfere with its asked the CRTC to existing station – The reconsider because Ocean, 98.5 FM. it could cause some After the radio people to leave their society withdrew its homes. application, Rogers “We on Gabriola applied for a repeater are a public that is station on Salt Spring ZAKRESKI concerned with the Island to boost its signal, which could have made environment and our neighthe 98.7 FM channel unusable. bours,” said Wilde. “This tower The society opposed that proj- has serious health threats to ect and Rogers ended up build- both.” Hague said the radio tower ing a smaller repeater that doesn’t interfere with the 98.7 will adhere to Canada’s guidelines on radio frequency FM signal. This time the society is more radiation, as well as Gabriola Trust’s regulations, which are confident. “The champagne will come more stringent than national uncorked eventually, but rules. “The Islands Trust limit is we’re not there yet,” said Ken 10 times more stringent than Zakreski, society president. Zakreski said if the applica- Industry Canada and we will tion is approved, the society be 100 times within the limit,” has chosen a launch date of he said. Hague said it’s a relief to December 2012. “I want us to be on the air be before the CRTC, but he Christmas 2012 with Christmas expects a few people to oppose stories for the kids,” said John the project. “This is Gabriola, any Hague, a radio society director. “That’s the vision that pesters change begets dissenters, even a change with a net economic me to keep going.” He said the technical applica- benefit as this,” he said. It could take several months tion was accepted by Industry Canada and it appeared before for the CRTC to make a decithe CRTC on Monday. If the sion and the society doesn’t application is approved, the expect to hear news until this society will be given a deadline fall. to become operational. reporter3@nanaimobulletin.com

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Suspect points out handiwork The suspect allegedly behind a series of vehicle break-ins in Nanaimo had no problem pointing out which cars he had targeted when police caught him. Police responded to a report of a man breaking into cars at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday on Latimer Road. Members found a man with a pack sack containing a GPS unit, cellphones, a radar detector and more. “He was quite open and honest,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman. “He went around and pointed out every car he’d broken into.” Brent Nogier, 18, was charged with one count of theft from a vehicle. His next appearance in Nanaimo provincial court is Tuesday (July 26).

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Holiday heave Dave McWhir tosses an empty crab trap back into the water from the fishing pier at Maffeo Sutton Park as his wife Vicki, left, and children Jack, 3, Chloe, 7, and Matthew, 5, watch and hope for better luck on the next haul. The family from Calgary was visiting Nanaimo for a week as part of their summer holidays.

Inquest into shooting death begins A coroner’s inquest into the death of Jeffery Scott Hughes gets underway in B.C. Supreme Court Monday (July 25) in Nanaimo. Hughes was shot during a confrontation with Nanaimo RCMP Oct. 23, 2009. The 48-year-old lived in an apartment building in the 500 block of Selby Street. He was shot after police responded to a noise complaint and he allegedly brandished a weapon, escalating the confrontation that lead to the shooting. It was the first shooting death by police in Nanaimo since December 1996 when a man wielding a knife

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to help people with their trip planning, it becomes an easy and enjoyable experience.” Challenges facing transit in Nanaimo include its linear shape, which necessitates longer loops for buses, and relatively low population density, which hinders efficiency.

In Prince George, ridership improved 16.8 per cent to 1.94 million fares, while Kamloops was up 8.2 per cent to 3.5 million riders. Comox Valley improved 17 per cent. Across the province in 58 cities where B.C. Transit operates, overall ridership increased an average of five per cent to 51.2 million trips. “B.C. Transit’s continued focus on delivering efficient transit to the communities we serve resulted in operating costs

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With nine patients and six staff members displaying symptoms of a Norovirus, visitors are discouraged from heading to the fifth floor of Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. The outbreak of the illness, which causes nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain and slight fever, was declared Tuesday following lab confirmation of the virus. So far, it is contained to the fifth floor and no other areas of the hospital are affected. The illness usually begins suddenly and lasts one to three days. It’s transmitted by contact – even indirectly – from con-

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Time is ticking for residents to give Nanaimo city council permission to borrow $22.5 million for a new water treatment facility. An alternative approval process began Thursday, which gives people opposed to borrowing the money until 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 31 to submit a response form. If 10 per cent or more of Nanaimo’s 62,680 registered voters submit a form, council will be forced to

seek approval to borrow through a referendum or find another way of raising the money for water treatment plant, which is required by the Vancouver Island Health Authority. If per mission is not granted to borrow the money, council will have to seek another means to generate the revenue. That would most likely come in the form of raising water rates approximately 80 per cent for the next three years, which could see homeowners across the city paying an increase of about $250 annually in water user rates, said Mayor John Ruttan.

“Council supports borrowing money to help pay for the water treatment plant because future users who will benefit from this investment will be making a financial contribution through loan payments,” said Ruttan in a press release. “If borrowing is not supported, the $22.5 million must be raised over the next two to three years, which puts an unfair burden on current taxpayers for the benefit and use of future generations.” The overall cost of the water treatment plant is expected to be $65 million. Federal and provincial

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Nanaimo MLAs prepared for fall snap election call BY TOBY GORMAN THE NEWS BULLETIN

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Nanaimo Tuesday Hikers Eleanor Miller, left, Claudia Gray, above, and Mollie Walls all celebrate their 80th birthdays this year. Their group threw a birthday party for them this week.

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triple bypass isn’t stopping Mollie Walls from enjoying a good hike with her friends. For the last 25 years, the 80-year-old has hiked with the Nanaimo Tuesday Hikers’ group. She said even though she has slowed down, she still gets out and continues to be active. “You just have to keep moving and it’s important not to give up. You can slow down, but you just have to keep going and enjoy it,” she said. Walls said people should challenge themselves to be active no matter their age. “No matter if it is a slow walk get out and move and try a new challenge if possible,” she said. Walls was one of three members of the hikers celebrating their 80th birthdays at a special

It’s unbelievable. The calendar tells you you’re 80, but you don’t feel any different.

gathering Tuesday at the Departure Bay Kin Hut. Eleanor Miller and Claudia Gray were also celebrating. The women’s birthdays are in July, June and October, but the hiking group decided to hold the event because three members turn 80 this year. Gray said she loves the group because of the friendships she has formed and the great physical exercise it gives her.

“It’s unbelievable. The calendar tells you you’re 80, but you don’t feel any different,” said Gray. Miller said she hopes the hikers can be an example to others. “You have a whole world that you can explore and enjoy,” she said. Gray said the group used to celebrate people turning 70, but now that happens so often it has changed the age to 80. The group hasn’t celebrated a 90th birthday yet, but it is a possibility. For more than 30 years, members have hiked around the Nanaimo area. Ellen Farquhar, 83, is one of the hiking leaders and helped the group continue over the years. “We don’t consider age at this point,” she said. “What we consider is stamina and ability. Age has no bearing on it.” reporter3@nanaimobulletin.com

All three Nanaimo-area MLAs say they are prepared to run again if a provincial election is called. While the next scheduled election is legally slated for May 2013, it is expected Liberal Premier Christy Clark will call an election as early as Sept. 6 to build her own mandate, if she wins the job back. If an election is called, voters could head to the polls in early October. Ron Cantelon, Liberal MLA for Parksville-Qualicum currently in his second term, said he still has plenty of work to do to serve his constituents. “I’ll absolutely run again. We need to work on the health centre in Parksville and see it come to fruition, though it’s headed that way,” said Cantelon, reached while on vacation. “I still want to work with partners in the municipalities with the projects they’re working on. In Nanaimo that means furthering the cruise ship terminal and the airport projects, but I’d like to try to help with the [foot passenger] ferry and a hotel complex.” Issues that could determine the timing of an election include the result of the HST referendum and whether an agreement with the teachers’ union and other unions currently at the bargaining table can be reached. “There are few things that aren’t going Christy’s way at the moment, but I will definitely run again, and we’re preparing for [an election] to be sure we’re ready for anything from September on,” said Doug Routley, NDP MLA for Nanaimo-North Cowichan. “The premier’s record in dealing with teachers is pretty sketchy and I’m not sure they’re interested in having a conflict like that during a campaign, so there are a few factors that affect timing.” Routley said he is disappointed legislation requiring fixed election dates can be so easily discarded. “[The legislation] was sup-

Cantelon no longer caucus chairman After two terms as Liberal caucus chairman, ParksvilleQualicum Liberal MLA Ron Cantelon has stepped away from the position to focus on other projects. Surrey-White Rock MLA Gordon Hogg will take over the position after being elected in a secret ballot by fellow Liberal MLAs earlier this week. “I decided back in June not to run again,” said Cantelon. “I think two terms is about the usual and it’s time to give way to a new face at the head of the table. I’m happy about that.” Responsibilities for the role include chairing meetings and organizing and managing party resources and staff. Cantelon said stepping aside will give him more time to work on a growing field of interest to him – alternative uses for wood fibre. He was recently named to a new bio-energy committee to examine the options. reporter2@nanaimobulletin.com

posed to do away with manipulation by the sitting government and that they would set elections on a set schedule rather than tailoring it to their own interests,” said Routley. Cantelon said it’s unclear when an election might take place. “We’re on a standby; we always have to be ready. Your guess is as good as mine, but we have two new leaders so there is some concern we need a new mandate. I’m ready to serve to 2013 or go tomorrow.” Nanaimo NDP MLA Leonard Krog, who serves as the Opposition Critic for the Attorney General, was unavailable for comment this week, but has indicated he will also run again. Krog, first elected in 1991, is currently serving his third consecutive term. reporter2@nanaimobulletin.com

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Bus benefits need a push Improvements to local transit service have resulted in a small increase in ridership over the past year, but the Regional District of Nanaimo is missing the bus when it comes to building a relationship with potential customers. According to a performance report just released by B.C. Transit, ridership in Nanaimo was up 6.4 per cent over the past year, largely because of service improvements carrying people to and from TRANSIT shopping centres and the MUST city’s south end. do more Improving the transit to convince exchanges at Prideaux public to get Street and Vancouver Island University have also helped, on board. but these investments aren’t maximized unless they attract more people to ride the bus. While an increase in ridership is always good, similar sized B.C. cities have seen far better improvement: Comox Valley improved 17 per cent; Kamloops eight per cent; and Prince George almost 17 per cent. Transit fares account for 30 per cent ($3.6 million) of Nanaimo Regional Transit System’s $12.4 million budget. By informing the public of an improved system, ease of use and cost effectiveness, ridership could improve significantly more than it has. In a time of high gas prices, expensive vehicles, high vehicle insurance premiums, costly maintenance and economic uncertainty, taking the bus for many families instead of using a second vehicle makes good economic sense. Many people recognize alternative transportation is a good idea, but they need to be sure the method they choose will get them to their destination in good time, safely and without confusion. So far, Nanaimo Regional Transit hasn’t advertised enough to the public it can do that.

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A bit of freedom to learn necessary 10:30 p.m. Where have all the children Our parents loved it as much as gone? we did. I was 10. It’s the middle of summer. On those endless summer days, Weather is warm. Skies are fair. some of us would ride our bikes And there are no children playing all over. Down to Fish Creek Park anywhere. – about 10 kilometres away – to I rode my bike past a baseball find a nice waterhole to cool off in. diamond the other day. Nothing. One day, a friend and I decided to Looked down a few streets. be adventurous. We rode our bikes No road hockey, no games of down to the Calgary catch. No lemonade Stampede grounds on a stands. SATURDAY day that just happened No shrieks of delight to coincide with a masBEAT from a water balloon sive gathering of Hells fight. Toby Gorman Angels in the downtown I even passed a playReporter area. Not knowing any ground, a kid’s parabetter, we rode our bicydise. cles right through the One lone child swinglot of them then called ing on a swing with on my dad in his office mom watching closely, in hopes he would buy as if some frightful us lunch. He did, though predator was about to he was surprised to see swoop down from the us so far from home. sky, scoop the kid up We didn’t wear helmets, no and devour it. reflective clothing. We didn’t even It’s like a weird Hollywood really know where we were going. movie. It was fun. It was adventure. It was Has society become so threatenbeing a kid and learning about ing over the past three decades how the world works, the good and that we simply can’t let children the bad. out of our sight? As a younger kid in Ottawa, When I was a kid, my friends my brother and our friend James and I were out there. All the adults would gather our fishing gear on our street knew who we were because they’d see us flopping over every morning and walk down to the canal – about a half hour down their fences playing hide-and-seek. Bank Street – and fish all day long. As a kid in Calgary, 20 or so of the We didn’t check in until we got neighbourhood kids would conhome for supper. gregate in our cul-de-sac virtually One day, during the Ottawa every night and play kick-the-can Exhibition, some bigger kids came until the sun went down, which in around and pushed us around a Calgary in the summer was about

bit. I was terrified. They kicked our worms into the water, threatened to steal our fishing poles, and stole our lunches. Though shaken, we learned a great deal from it. We didn’t go back until the ex was gone, but we returned to our favourite pastime of fishing for perch or catfish. We had lots of situations when we were a little scared. Maybe we’d ventured too far from home, or ran into people we would rather not have. There was more than one time we did something really stupid that got us into trouble. But every day was different. It would start by going from friend’s house to friend’s house, seeing who was around and who wanted to do what. It almost always ended in great exploration, or a lesson learned, or a scolding from mom or dad. But we were alive. We were learning. We couldn’t wait to go and do something, anything. We wanted to taste and touch and smell as much as we could before school started again. Today, kids have to wear helmets when riding a bike. They have planned schedules tighter than a snare drum. They can only skateboard in designated areas. They are constantly chauffeured around. Mom or dad are never far away. Everything always seems to be indoors. Controlled. Planned. Safe. Sanitized. What, I wonder, are they ever going to learn from that? reporter2@nanaimobulletin.com

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Homework needed on socialism To the Editor, Re: Other people’s cash eventually runs out, Letters, July 19. I simply cannot believe what I read. The writer is obviously a capitalist with a capitalists’ recollection of history. Socialism is not about murdering people and capitalism is not about saving the world. The author needs to do some homework. Africa and its current situation is the result of capitalist governments’ rape and pillage of the African people. The murders he identifies at the hands of socialists were the result of autocratic power – not socialism. The government debt of the so-called PIIGS nations has been created by the greed of the wealthy – simply ask the public in each case how many times the

government asked for an opinion from anyone who could not write them a cheque. Was the billion dollars spent on the 2010 Olympics the result of socialism? If so, I wonder how it happened that only the wealthy could afford to go to the Games, and why a fence was put up to keep the common folk out? I suppose it is socialism that has led to talks to build an oil pipeline from Alberta across B.C. to transport tar sands to the U.S. Does the author forget the 200708 debacle of the banks and how the world’s economy collapsed – all socialists were they? I remember an $8-billion cheque given to the banks, paid for by people who cannot afford healthcare for their families or to put food on the table. And forget sending their kids to college –

capitalism has ruled that out. I, too, am against the HST, and am pro minimizing government spending. I, too, am concerned for the future of our children who will enter this world in significant debt created by government, controlled by socialists. As for former British PM Margaret Thatcher, as with Ronald Reagan and so many since, national debt is beyond the fix by the people. The procapitalist mentality that these two spawned was the catalyst that brought us to the abyss. There was only so much in the well and the well’s been dry a long time. In the days of Thatcher and Reagan, no one knew of billionaires. As of this year, there are 1,210 billionaires on the planet, and growing. The wealth of the world literal-

ly in the hands of a mere fraction of the world’s population. Socialism is an economic system by which a country or region’s goods are owned and controlled by the people and dispersed equitably with a goal of common prosperity. In a capitalist economy, the wealthy own everything and dictate the price of goods independent of any issue save the creation of more wealth. Today, those 1,210 billionaires have the ability to control countries. Their gambling crushes nations. I sincerely hope we have a true socialist leader in the future so he/she can begin undoing the damage to future generations created by the greed of capitalism. Brad Wiebe Nanaimo

Readers respond: Feedback on news items Exporting to China includes raw logs To the Editor, Re: China passes U.S. as B.C. lumber buyer, July 19. What is not being reported is how much of those exports are actual manufactured lumber products and how much of those exports are raw logs. A reporter only needs to drive to the docks downtown and out to the old Island Pheonix site to see the large freighters of raw logs and jobs being exported from this province. But Jobs, Tourism and Innovation Minister Pat Bell doesn’t want to talk about that. More raw logs than ever are being exported while our mills and workers sit unemployed and are owed severance by these companies ramping up on raw log exports. Do some research and find out how much an average millworker in China gets paid to process our logs in their plants. The figure I heard was $150 per month. We cannot compete with

those labour costs. In the long run, we will see more mills close and workers lose their jobs with companies looking for any legal angle to avoid paying their workers the severance they owe them. The writing is on the wall. As China ramps up their production, they will need raw logs. Brent Martin Nanaimo

Lantzville looking for farm solutions To the Editor, Re: Handling of garden issue disappointing, Letters, July 19. I’m sorry but I can’t hold back any longer. I have been to the urban farm referred to in this letter and I can only shake my head in disbelief as to why all of you are not tearing up your mother’s backyard and dumping raw manure in it and every other residential zoned piece of properly in Lantzville because that is what you are all saying. If this person can do it on his residential lot, then

so can everyone else. We have bylaws. They are there for a reason. Council has tried on numerous occasions to ask the landowner to comply and has made every attempt to give the landowner as much latitude as possible, yet no one is listening from the agricultural side. It is partly about the manure, but it is also about a residential property being used for a commercial venture. We have given the owner options (use composted materials, apply for a temporary use permit, shelter the rain barrels for sale on the property). Nothing has happened and yet council has even gone so far as to extend the time limit even while in abeyance in order for the land owner to sell the products that have been produced so that they do not go to waste. I watched as the raw manure was dumped not 50 feet from the neighbours’ front door back in the early spring, so do not tell me that I have not been

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to the property. I could only watch in complete horror as three truckloads of manure were brought in and dumped right in front of me. The smell was atrocious and the only thing I asked the landowner was, “why can’t you at least dump the manure on the other side of the property and wheelbarrel it over so that it wouldn’t be as offensive as it is?” His response was “that would take too much time.” The landowner also said the smell would dissipate

in a few hours. I came back a week later – it still smelled. So I have been there at least twice. I do not see a need to go onto the property and have a tour of a garden – I know what a garden is. Yes, it’s beautiful now, but where’s the compassion for the neighbour, where’s the compassion for the community, where is the compassion for all the taxpayers who work within the boundaries of the law and who will now have to foot the bill on this mess? It’s not about being organic, it’s not about saving the planet, it’s not about the food shortage on Vancouver Island, it’s not about council hating food. It’s about when, where, what and how agriculture and urban gardening can co-exist in our community without offending anyone or breaking any laws. It’s possible, but it takes the whole community to understand. Including the urban farmers. Coun. Warren Griffey Lantzville

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Taxpayers said no to HST prior to election To the Editor, There is no need for the HST nor for raising taxes. The problem is too many high-end politicians and their friends being paid such high salaries. It is time to eliminate some of these people who the taxpayers are paying top dollar for. We can start by eliminating so many expenses. What is wrong with conference calls instead of so many trips? That is what you do when money is tight – scrimp like the rest of us. Next, eliminate pension plans. With the salaries politicians are being paid, they can certainly afford to look after their own retirement needs like the rest of us. These threats that we the taxpayers will have to pay to remove the HST and reinstate the PST and GST is B.S. The taxpayers said loud and clear that we didn’t want it at the beginning, but Gordon Campbell and Stephen Harper jammed it down our throats despite our wishes. Any cost involved in reversing this should be paid out of the pockets of the people who put this into effect. Don’t let them use scare tactics to get their way. Vote yes to get rid of the HST. A. Audet Nanaimo What do you think? Give us your comments by fax at 250-753-0788 or by e-mail: editor@ nanaimobulletin.com. Be sure to spell out your first and last names.

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Family pastime Valeen Jules, front, and her sister Selina sand hummingbird carvings, roughed out by their father Aaron, while their mother Regina Charlie sits with a talking stick the family created over several months in their spare time. The family spent a warm afternoon together carving on the seawall steps at Swy-a-lana Lagoon Monday.

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One doesn’t have to look too far in involved two gentlemen from the Nanaimo for good-hearted people, Geo Pearkes Senior community,” and support for Buttertubs Marsh said Merilees. “They took it upon themselves to is a prime example. “We are thrilled with the commu- clean up weeds and resurface the nity support Buttertubs receives area around a viewing area at the entrance to the marsh. and want to express our They did a very fine job.” appreciation to everyone Other types of support who works so hard to keep includes InSight Developthis place special,” said ments’ donation of aerial Doug Walker, CEO of The photographs and fresh Nature Trust of B.C. coats of paint on viewing The Buttertubs Marsh platforms, courtesy of TD Liaison Committee, a group Friends of the Environof neighbours and retired ment Foundation. professionals chaired by The Nature Trust of BC Bill Merilees, is one of the is celebrating 40 years of partners who regularly MERILEES conservation across the solicits and receives gifts of material or money from various province this year. Since 1971, it has acquired 61,000 individuals and companies. Sharecost Rentals and Sales is hectares, including key land at Buttertubs Marsh. such a company. The Nature Trust is a leading non As required, when the committee needs a yard or two of material to profit land conservation organizapatch up a trail, Sharecost obliges tion dedicated to protecting B.C.’s natural diversity of plants and aniby running it out on their truck. And then there are wonderful vol- mals through the acquisition and unteers who chip in with helping conservation of critical habitats and other areas of ecological sighands. “The last delivery from Sharecost nificance.

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Thanks to all the teams who made t h i s s u c h a s u c c e s s f u l eve n t ! TEAM / ORGANIZATION TEAM NAME Coastal Windows........................................Coastal Windows Best Buy Canada ...........................................Best Buy Blues Casino Nanaimo .................................................Card Sharks Child Development Centre......................... CDC Scallywags City of Nanaimo Parks & Rec. .........................Super Savers Coast Capital Savings ..................................Coast Capsizers Costco Wholesale .................................... Costco Connection Council of Canadians ......................................... Gonna Spill Curves - Bowen Rd. ................................................... Curves Discovery College ................................... Discovery College Earl’s Kitchen & Bar..................................Earl’s Gone Wild ET Family Church..........................................ET Ark Angels Foundry Pub ................................................Foundry Imports Franklyn Street ..............................................Franklyn Street Friday Faux ............................................... The Friday Fauxs

Harbour City Rollers ............................Harbour City Rollers Herrington Family & Friends.................. Saved By The Bell Island Savings Credit Union .......................... Island Savings Island Timberlands ..................................Island Timberlands Kiyo Salon & Day Spa.................................... Kiyo Karisma Lakeside Dental Clinic ......................Lakeside Dental Clinic Landmark Fencing .................................. Landmark Fencing Long Lake Chiropractic ............................ Longneck Sailors McDonald’s Restaurants .......................... Ronald’s Revenge MeElhanney Engineers & Surveyors ...........Mac EL Zanney Nanaimo U-Lock Mini Storage - Nanaimo U-Lock Stuffologists Northern Property/Mount Benson Mechanical Palace Hotel .......................................................... Palace Pirates Quality Foods ..........................................................S.S. Minnow Royal Bank of Canada ...............................................Team RBC Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty - Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty Pirates

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Touched by cancer Kyle Slavin News staff

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veryone has a reason to ride. For Steph McFarlane, it’s for her close friend, who died of stomach cancer at age 38. For Andy Harward, it’s for his dad, who he lost to lung cancer while he was still a young boy. For Scott Green and Aaron Murray, both their fathers were recently diagnosed with cancer. Murray’s dad is in remission, while Green’s dad is still undergoing treatment and is doing well. For Steve Robinson, it’s for his family, including his two little girls, after he was diagnosed with testicular cancer two years ago. The five Saanich police officers participating in this year’s Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock have all been intimately touched Special feature by cancer, and are pushing through Black Press their own challenges to do what they newspapers on can to fight back against the disease. Vancouver Island “This is one of the most rewarding will publish this things I’ve ever done in my career,” special feature page Green says, after having barely spotlighting police scratched the surface in the journey to officers taking part in come that is Tour de Rock. this year’s Canadian The 22-member team, made up of law Cancer Society enforcement officials from Vancouver Cops for Cancer Island and three media members, is Tour de Rock. training for September’s 14-day bicycle trek, that will take the team from one tip of Vancouver Island to the other. Every year the tour generates more than $1 million for pediatric cancer research and Camp Goodtimes in Maple Ridge, a medically supported summer camp for kids with cancer and survivors of the disease. “They are children, they are innocent and they are pure,” Kyle Slavin/Black Press Robinson says about why he is participating in Tour de Rock. Saanich police Insp. Scott Green, left, Const. Steve Robinson, Const. “They don’t understand why they can’t go outside to play in Aaron Murray, Const. Andy Harward and Const. Steph McFarlane will fear of catching simple colds that could kill them. They don’t participate in the Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de understand that the countless surgeries and medications that Rock this summer. violate their small bodies are an effort to save them,” “They don’t understand that they are literally fighting for their lives, when they should be learning, laughing and enjoying This is the best way I can be proactive and try to stop this for other them. But we are their protectors, we are their parents, we are their families.” angels who know that childhood cancer is wrong.” The officers are in the midst of training for the physically gruelling The riders all say they are most looking forward to meeting the challenge of cycling 1,000 kilometres, which McFarlane says is going children and families touched by the disease. to help when it comes to dealing with the emotional side of things. “It’s very motivating. It reinforces the need for these types of “I’ve already had moments where I’ve met the families of cancer fundraisers to raise money for pediatric cancer research,” Green patients, cancer survivors, and the way they look and us makes you says. realize that what you do is so important to so many people,” she “It makes you appreciate life that much more … and kids are so says. resilient. It’s amazing how adaptable they are, and what they can “They prepare us well for the physical part so we shouldn’t endure.” be distracted by the emotional part. That’s going to be just McFarlane adds: “As a police officer, we’re trained to be proactive. overwhelming.”

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ON TOUR: This year’s Tour de Rock begins in Port Alice on Saturday, Sept. 24 and ends Friday, Oct. 7 in Victoria. Tour de Rock raises funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research and programs.

HELP OUT: Donations to Tour de Rock can be made at www.copsforcancer.ca.

FIND OUT: To catch up on all the Tour de Rock news, including rider profiles, please go online to:

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Community backing Downtown Rotary president John Heisterman, third from the left, presents a $5,000 cheque to Greg Gaudaur, left, Sharen Plecas, Dave Connolly, George Baker and Mike Herold of Nanaimo Travellers Lodge. The donation goes toward special programs at the lodge, including art, music and horticultural therapy.

Picnics more than a lunch Tina Powell believes picnics are about more than just lunch. In her new book, Picnic in Pisticci, the Vancouver author reflects on her lifelong love of picnics. Beginning with her first picnic as a child, she recounts some of her most memorable picnics throughout her life leading up to a family event in Italy. Along with food, family, and friends, Powell discovers picnics are also packed with idyllic expectations and often unexpected encounters of adventure, love and other life lessons. Powell is in Nanaimo

on Monday (July 25) and opens her basket for stories, quotes, recipes and more at 2 Chefs Affair, 123 B Commercial St. at 3:30 p.m. The book is available through Red Tuque Books, www.redtuquebooks.ca. Powell is donating $2 from the sale of each book to Food Banks Canada. For more information, please go to www. lifeisapicnic.ca.

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We’d also like to thank the Nanaimo RCMP especially Constables Sue Phillips and Andy Rickaby who attended in full Red Surge as guests of NDSS. Thank you to Keith Dawe, Kellie Hardy, Kim Howland, Michelle Fraser, Sharon Smith, Kelly Bixby, Rob Hardy, Lois Stewart, Barb Humpherville, Darin Dean, Meredith Stewart, Treen MacColl, Devan Wybou, Kendra Howland, Vicki Tait, Cindy & Dave Cormons.

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FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Alice Vanderlann It is with the utmost gratitude we offer sincere thanks for the outstanding expressions for sympathy and support. The particular support from Nanaimo Community Hospice Society was very moving. Thank you to our many friends. The Vanderlaan family

DEATHS

STAN THOMAS Please join us in celebrating the life of

Stan on Saturday August 6, 2011 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on the beach at 5362 Bayshore Dr. in Nanaimo. Stories welcome. R.S.V.P. to shannonathomas@gmail.com

DEATHS ANNIVERSARIES

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58 YEARS

JUNE ELIZABETH SALMON (nee Aldred) October 9, 1952 - July 5, 2011 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of June Salmon, due to complications dduring surgery. Predeceased by her father Wilfred Aldred, June is survived by her mother, Vi Aldred, her loving husband of 31 years, y , Jim,, her two sons Matthew (Tina) and Mason (Melissa) and her very special granddaughter, Anna na Leigh, Leigh who was the very light of her life. She is also survived by her brother John (Marilyn) as well as nieces and nephews and numerous other family members. She will also be missed by her faithful and constant S nt companion “Abbey”. June was born in Nanaimo October 9, 1952, and worked as an LPN at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for 36 years. She was well respected by her co-workers and had many dear friends at the hospital. There will be no service by request but a celebration of June’s life will be held at the Cavallotti Hall on East Wellington Road on September 10, 2011, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. A notice will be put in the paper closer to that date with further details. Flowers are gratefully declined but if friends so declined, wish, donation’s may be made to an educational trust fund set up for granddaughter, Anna, by contacting Jim Salmon at (250)753-9943, or can be made to a charity of their choice.

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Ken n & Bea a Brown Have Been Married 58 Years July 24, 2011 With lots of love, their daughters Bonnie, Diane & son-in-law Pete would like to wish them a very

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JACK & MARGA ARGARET GARET SLOAN LOAN would like to invite it friend fri friends & family to help them celebrate their

60th Wedding Anniversary on S Saturday, Saturday t d July 30 30, 2011 at the Wellington Community Hall, 3922 Corunna Avenue from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. m. Your presence is the only gift gif they ey ask for.

His father was born in Ireland and immigrated to Canada where Donald was born in Nanaimo on July 27, 1925. He passed away in Nanaimo on July 17, 2011. He is pre-deceased by one daughter Wendy, and one great-grandchild. He is survived by his loving wife Justina; son John (Tracy); daughters Hazel (Deidre), Theresa (Merv) and Mary Ann (Joe); 13 grandchildren and 7 greatgrand-children. Donald was a hard worker who worked with horses in the woods pulling logs for Johnson Terminal Trucking for many years; finally, owning his own semi which he used for hauling across BC and Alberta. Donald was an avid Nanaimo historian, always with a twinkle in his eye. Humour was important to him as was his wife and family. Private family cremation. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Donald may be made to the SPCA. Online condolences can be made at telfordn@shaw.ca Telford’s of Nanaimo 250-591-6644

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HELP WANTED BUSY COFFEE SHOP looking for dynamic, motivated people to work in a fun, fast paced environment. • Must be a team player • Barista experience an asset, but will train • Competitive wages Bring resume to Blenz Coffee Shop, Woodgrove Mall or email, Attn: Tony: woodgrove@blenz.com

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2 F/T Perm Positions 35-40 HOURS Energetic, reliable and hard working individuals to join our team. Position entails weekend shifts and individuals must enjoy dealing with the public, work in a fast paced environment and be able to motivate and communicate with all employees. Cash handling and open & closing duties an asset. Starting at $10/hr to $11/hr. WE OFFER: -Benefit Package -Permanent part time or full time employment -Monetary Referral Program -Yearly Bonus Plan -Excellent opportunities for advancement Interested candidates please apply in person between 8:30am12noon, Mon-Fri. Nanaimo Bottle Depot, #4- 4151 Mostar Rd

BURGER KING Nanaimo is currently hiring Full-Time Food Counter Attendants. Mature candidates & students welcome to apply. Must be flexible and able to work various shifts incl. days, evenings, weekends and statutory holidays. Wages $10.80 per hour. 1150 Terminal Ave

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COMING EVENTS CALL FOR ENTRIES 9TH ANNUAL Kitty Coleman Woodland Artisan Festival. Fine Art and Quality Crafts Juried Show. Presented in a spectacular outdoor setting SEPT 3,4 & 5 Applications for Artisans are available at woodlandgardens.ca or phone 250-338-6901

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CENTRAL DRUGS requires a professional Pharmacist to join its team. Locally owned & operated. We offer the chance to practice Pharmacy in a diverse, patient focused work environment. Great hours, as well as competitive wage and benefits compliment a supportive work environment. Reply in confidence to File #345, c/o Nanaimo News Bulletin, 777 Poplar Ave, Nanaimo, V9S 2H7.

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Further information at (604) 264-3420. Must be faxed or emailed by July 25, 2011 at 1400hrs. RCMP, “E” Division Leasing Unit Fax: (604) 264-2494 Email: EDIV_LEASING.Admin.EDIV_EHQ@ rcmp-grc.gc.ca Agents responding to this Request for Information must provide the RCMP with a letter from the owner authorizing them to do so or a copy of their Representation Agreement. This is not a tender process, nor a request for proposal, but only an inquiry as to the availability of space to lease. The RCMP will not necessarily invite offers or lease any space. The RCMP reserves the right to issue an invitation to tender for this possible leasing requirement or other leasing requirements based on information it receives as a result of this advertisement or based on any other information which may come to its attention prior to the closing date of the tender; or it may invite offers by way of public tender.


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HELP WANTED CONTROLLER A well established Kelowna based, underground utilities /road contractor has an immediate requirement for a controller. The successful applicant will have over five years of experience in the construction field after completion of their accounting designation, CA, CGA. They will be required to perform all aspects of accounting cycle up to and including financial statements. We are an aggressive company and require a strong aggressive person that is ready to take on new challenges and grow with the company. Remuneration complete with benefit package will be consummate with experience. Please reply to the Administrator by fax at 250-7659603, or phone 250-7659601.

A division of Superior Plus LP 425 Madsen Rd 250-753-3378 FX 250-753-6206 gmorley@winroc.com Winroc Nanaimo is currently seeking a full time Crane Certified Operator w/ air ticket. Must have class 3 or equivalent. Winroc provides a great benefit package and RRSP’S contributions. Applicants are required to bring in a drivers abstract and are subject to a drug and alcohol test upon hire. Please contact Gerry Morley WINROC NANAIMO

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Parksville & District Association for Community Living (PDACL) is currently seeking an outstanding Executive Director for the association. Reporting to the Board of Directors, this position will provide strong leadership to the management team and staff in areas of program management and development, staff performance management and financial accountability. This position communicates effectively with: the Board of Directors, CLBC and other funding agencies, BCACL, Persons with Developmental Disabilities and their families and/ or caregivers, and employees of the Association. For full job description and contact information, see our website at www.pdacl.ca HELP WANTED

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GAS BAR / CONVENIENCE STORE SITE MANAGER Mid Island Co-op is a retail petroleum co-operative based out of Nanaimo serving over 37,000 members in the surrounding area. We currently have an opening for a Site Manager at our new Chemainus location at the corner of Smiley Rd. and Trans Canada Hwy. Reporting to the General Manager, this position is responsible for all operations of the gas bar / convenience store. The ideal candidate must be self-motivated, creative, possess strong organizational skills, multi-tasking abilities and be capable of maintaining a strong working relationship with members, suppliers and staff of the organization. Duties to include: • Oversee day-to-day operation of the site • Hire and supervise staff Qualifications fi to include: • Previous experience in Gas Bar / Convenience store operation • Sales experience is beneficial fi • Strong interpersonal and communication skills If you are interested in the above career opportunity, send your resume in confi fidence by 5:00 PM, Friday, August 5, 2011 to:

Mid Island Co-op Unit 103 – 2517 Bowen Rd. Nanaimo, BC V9T 3L2 Attention: General Manager Email: generalmanager@midisland.coop Fax: (250)729-8426 Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

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EDO Japan@Woodgrove Mall needs FOOD COUNTER ATTENDANT (NOC6641) $11.75/hr. Send resume to applicant@registerednannycanada.com

Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following jobs: 1)Heavy Duty Mechanic. 2)Driller Blaster Details can be seen at http://hdlogging.com/ Fax resume to 250-287-9259

SOUS Chef, Cooks and Dishwashers Wanted for Simonholt Food and Drink in North Nanaimo. Must be able to work in a busy enviroment and work well with others. Please email your resume to nanaimorestaurant@hotmail.com or drop off in person at 6582 Applecross Road. 250-933-3338

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FREE QUOTES, Large Truck: Rubbish Removal, etc. Same day service, Starting $35.- $65/load + disposal fees. Moving, deliveries and odd jobs. Call Jason, 668-6851.

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PETS PETS FREE: 3 yr Shitzu dog to a good home with an elderly couple or an alone person, female, spayed. 250-754-0862.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE FRIENDLY FRANK BIRD CAGE, like new, condo style. 29”Lx22”Hx14”D. $60. (250)754-3499, (250)713-7613 CARD TABLE medium excellent condition $35. 741-0451 DANISH BLACK modern wooden chair $15. 1940’s style wood-folk chairs art projects 3 for $40. 250-751-1918 DINING ROOM table only with 1 foot drop leaf, 3’x4’ 6”, hardwood, $75. 250-729-0444.

SNOW & SKATE small female brand hoodies, like new. 6 @ $15 each. 729-9885 SUMMER MATERNITY clothes (sz L) $5 each, Fisher Price bouncy chair $10, ironing board $10, food processor $20. 758-1453 USED FRIDGE in good condition $99 obo. 250 -751-0961 WHEEL BARREL, $15. Barbecue, 1 burner, 1 full tank, used 1x. $65. (250)751-2244.

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Nanaimo DBL Timbermen player Myles Jeffers, middle, goes for a shot on goal during the third period of Wednesday night’s senior B lacrosse playoff game against the Royal City Capitals at Frank Crane Arena. The Timbermen defeated the Caps 10-9 to move on to the West Coast Senior Lacrosse Association semifinals.

had it won and the focus went [away],” Dubyna said. Beyond Dietterle’s hat trick, the scoring was spread out. Jordan Jarvis had a goal and three assists and Myles Jeffers had a goal and two assists. B.J. Potter, Aaron Vanderhorst, Luke MacNeil, Shawn Swanson and Joey Fendick were the other scorers and Kyle Noble finished with five assists. Danny Walters earned the win in goal as his team outshot the opposition 39-37.

Semifinal series features rivals If the DBL Timbermen are going to extend their playoff run any further, they will have to solve the Ladner Pioneers. The teams meet in a best-of-five series to see who will advance to the league final. Nanaimo’s most longstanding rivals finished first in the WCSLA standings this year and beat the T-men twice along the way. “We didn’t do too well with them in the season,

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but we kind of know their players now and we’ve come together as a team more,” said Jarvis. “We can beat them.” Dubyna said his team has gotten to know some of the Pioneers’ tendencies. “They’re very aggressive defensively. They come after you, they’re always trying to pressure you,” Dubyna said. “[On offence] they have some set plays they run, so we’ve got to learn how to stop those set plays.” T h e P i o n e e r s a re prone to taking penal-

ties, so playoff intensity is likely to spark plenty of rough stuff. “It always seems to get feisty and some stuff happens, so I wouldn’t bet against that,” Dietterle said. G A M E O N … The Timber men and Pioneers play Game 1 on Sunday (July 24) on the mainland. Game 2 will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Frank Crane Arena and Game 3 will be Wednesday in Ladner. Remaining dates and times have yet to be finalized. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

Timbermen top Thunder, look ahead The Nanaimo Timbermen didn’t let the opposition Thunder up and down the floor, like they had in previous games. The Coastal Windows Timbermen held off the Langley Thunder 10-9 on Wednesday night in the Fraser Valley. Langley’s transition game had outrun Nanaimo the last two times the team met in Western Lacrosse Association play, so the Timbermen game-planned accordingly and did enough to win. “It was a good battle. These guys work hard every single night,” said Art Webster, coach of the T-men. “We knew that we had to get this game and they stepped it up and met the challenge.” The Thunder got ahead early in the second period, but Timber men sniper Lewis Ratcliff caught fire and led his team back into it. Ratcliff finished with five goals and two assists and Mat MacLeod had a goal and two helpers. Joel Henry, Mike MacLeod, Jordon Sealock and Sean Nugent were the other scorers. Scott Ranger had four assists and Bubba Westwood had three. Matt King was the winning goalie. GAME ON … The Timbermen (6-7-2) play the Coquitlam Adanacs (4-10) tonight (July 23) on the Lower Mainland.


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The Nanaimo Timbermen bantam A2 team was second best in the province this year. The Island champs took silver at the B.C. Lacrosse Association’s provincials in Vernon last weekend. Nanaimo lost to Kamloops 6-3 in Sunday’s gold-medal game. It was Nanaimo’s only loss in its five games. Jake Mickelson was chosen a tournament all-star and Martin Hermans won the Fair Play Award.

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The pennant-winning Nanaimo Pirates sure didn’t lose many season series in 2011. But one team that managed to get the better of them was the Okanagan Athletics, who face the Pirates in the B.C. Premier Baseball League playoffs starting Sunday (July 24). “We brawled them last time up there; they took three of four from us,” said

Doug Rogers, Pirates manager. “We were banged up, injured, sick, everything. Now we’re not. We’re getting healthy. Our pitching is set; we’re at home. Everything has kind of fallen into place.” The Pirates all predicted they would be better this time against the A’s than they were the last time. The brawl in Kelowna in June led to player ejections, so an undermanned Nanaimo team was stretched even thinner in that series. Pitchers were playing in the outfield and other guys were also shuffled around. That won’t be the case this weekend. “To be honest, they’re not

Playing in Nanaimo this time instead of Kelowna will make a difference. Rogers said the Pirates attract the most fans in the league, and he hopes they’re out in full force for playoffs. “I’d love to see a huge crowd here come Sunday and absolutely scare the [crap] out of Okanagan,” he said. The crowd support is only one aspect of homefield advantage, pointed out Pirates outfielder Liam Goodall. “We don’t have to travel and the other team’s coming in here and they’re tired,” he said. “And they’re intimidated by us being in first.”

Our team’s a million miles ahead of them. that good of a team. They’re average at best,” said Cody Andreychuk, Pirates first baseman. “They can’t hit. They’ve got a good pitching staff, their defence is all right but honestly our team’s a million miles ahead of them and I think we’re going to take it to them.”

The Pirates won’t go in overconfident. Rogers said the A’s are a scrappy and intense group, and his players are preparing for a challenge. “It will be a good series; it will probably be one of the best series,” said Joey Sabo, Pirates third baseman. “They match up well against us, we match up well against them.” GAME ON … The Pirates and Athletics play Sunday (July 24) at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at Serauxmen Stadium. Game 3 of the best-of-three series, if necessary, will be Monday at noon. Admission is $5 for a doubleheader or $3 for a single game. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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Basketball teams bounce through playoffs Continuing our review of school basketball from the past season, we recognize this week some of the top girls’ teams from the younger age levels… In local elementary schools, basketball for bantam (born 1997-98) girls’ teams this year had Alana Lavery coordinate the league for teams from schools enrolling more than 275 students. Following the regular league schedule, playoffs wrapped up with a Final Four tournament hosted by North Cedar Elementary. There, Rutherford emerged as district champions, led by coach Barry French. Players on the winning team were Madeline Hart, Selena Prosperi-Porta, Rachel O’Dwyer, Victoria Shakespeare-Stead, Julie Richards, Shaelynn Ross, Andrea Van Rensburg, Elise Angelucci and Kiera Boutilier. Runners-up were the girls from Rock City Elementary, coached by Marg McLeay, along with Lars Mjaaland and Bruce Harvey. Representing their school were players Sabrina Milligan, Olivia Ericson, Maddy Atherton, Taylor McLeod, Tasha Chubby, Leah Nesselbeck, Hayley Dickenson, Olivia Mjaaland, Claudia Thompson, Hanni Zhao, Emily HoughMartin and Kristina Bagger. Third and fourth places went to teams from Ladysmith Intermediate and Randerson Ridge respectively. On the court for

Coach Lenette Zieber saw Randerson were team members her Park Avenue team capture Hannah Ross, Jade Martyshuk, third place in the playoffs. Team Nyree McGonigle, Rose Plensky, members included Mahala Nohr, Elyse Louie, Ashleigh O’Donnell, Jamie Sampson, D’Andra Hall, Kate Krynowsky, Madison Hailey Anderson, Shaelynn Rosenau, Kassidy Ruelle and Perry, Faith Hewitt, Morgan Kaelyn Dorman. Coaches for the Joanisse, Leila Reyes, McKenzie team were Mark McGonigle and Cruikshank and Emily White. Melissa Kristiansen. The fourth-place pennant went A separate girls’ league for to Fairview, where Cathy Wilson, teams from elementary schools Teri Meredith and enrolling less than Jaspreet Golebans 275 students was coTHORPE handled the coachordinated this year REPORT ing for players Megan by Mike Ireland. Williams, Savanah Post-season playoffs Ian Thorpe Dekuyper, Mikayla resulted in a firstColumnist Lynn, Sienna Goode, place pennant for the Taylor McAlpine, entry from Cilaire. Luissa Tarkirk, Alexis Coached by Mike Loewen, Taylor EtherSilverton, the Cilaire ton, Shi-Anne Elliott, girls got past Frank Samantha Nolan, J. Ney 28-22 in the Claire Corefield, Adrichampionship final. enne Hurley and JanTeam members were essa Swan. Chantel Jones, Sharla Moving from elementary to the Ludvigson, Carmen McCheyne, secondary school level, there was Emily McKinnon, Gen Van Der quite a rivalry this past season Voort, Hana Villeneuve, Alijah between Grade 8 girls’ teams Williams, Emily Coutu, Natasha Jensen, Savanna Jecklin and Jor- from Wellington Secondary and Cedar Community Secondary. dan Labas. During the volleyball season, District runners-up were the Cedar came out on top with Welgirls from Frank J. Ney. Wayne lington second. But it was the Clouthier coached the squad, other way around in basketball. consisting of players Emily Capturing the Nanaimo and Davies, Audrey Mitchell, Sasha District championship for the Pelletier, Amy Smith, Angel Sunfirst time in many years was the nar-Cartagena, Emily Holmes, Wellington Grade 8 girls’ basketJordyn Monaghan, Alice Shin ball team. In the playoffs for the and Rachel Therrien.

title, the Wellington Wildcats won three straight games, defeating the Nanaimo Christian School Eagles, the Dover Bay Dolphins and then the Cedar Spartans in the final. Lorraine Price coached the victorious Wellington team, consisting of players Laya Walker, Jessi McColm, Deryn Davies, Shania Sabbas, Samantha Paule, Michaela Smith, Kelsey Neil, Jaslyn Dhasi, Riley Poystila, Amber John, Hailey Ogston, Emily Rickson, Alana Bury, Hannah Boas, Melissa Craven, Kayla Walczak, Taylor Bassett, Sahara Tom and Shaylynn Esler. Edie Milburn and Taunya Lechthaler were coaches for the district runner-up girls’ team from Cedar. On the court for their school were players Taylor Daneluk, Shelby Dorman Banks, Janean Graham, Marika Grubac, Kelsey Hutt, Eva Jones, Gwynneth Laliberte, Shayleen Magnan, Carly McArthur, Shania Phillips and Paris Robertson. Next week we’ll conclude our review of local basketball achievements with a look back at some of the older boys’ and girls’ teams from the secondary school level. Whatever your sport, a reminder in closing to play your hardest, play fair, and show good sportsmanship. ◆ Ian Thorpe writes about sports Saturdays.

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CALENDAR ◆ July 23 - Pacific International League baseball. Nanaimo Coal Miners vs. Northwest Honkers. Serauxmen Stadium, 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. ◆ July 24 - Great International World Championship Bathtub Race. Nanaimo harbour to Departure Bay Beach, 11 a.m. ◆ July 24 - B.C. Premier Baseball League playoffs. Nanaimo Pirates vs. Okanagan Athletics. Serauxmen Stadium, 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. ◆ July 24 - Softball B.C. midget B girls’ championship final. Gyro Youth Sports Fields, Beban Park, 4 p.m. ◆ July 25 - B.C. Premier Baseball League playoffs (if necessary). Nanaimo vs. Okanagan. Serauxmen Stadium, noon. ◆ July 30 - Western Lacrosse Association. Nanaimo Timbermen vs. Victoria Shamrocks. Frank Crane Arena, 7 p.m.

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