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Withdrawal symptoms Stephanie Davies, left, and Pamela Shakespeare, make little headway before being snapped backward by bungee cords in the Jumparound inflatable horizontal bungee unit. The attraction was part of Frosh Day entertainment and activities at Vancouver Island University Thursday. The annual event hosted by the VIU Students’ Union features fun events to welcome new students. For more, please see page 3.

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The chairman of the Nanaimo 7-10 Club Society is inviting opponents of the city’s latest social housing projects to meet the type

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School startup was relatively smooth in Nanaimo this fall, considering teachers began job action on the first day back to class. Donna Reimer, district spokeswoman, said by the second week, students were settling down in their assigned classrooms and the fullday kindergarten students had their first full day of instruction on Wednesday after a gradual introduction to school the week before. District administrators continue to meet regularly with the teachers’ union to ensure everyone understands what duties teachers will and won’t perform during the teachers’ job action, she said. “There’s lots of little details that we’ve needed to work through and it’s continuing,” said Reimer. “Definitely we’ve had to adjust at the district level and the school level.” District management have to put their regular duties aside and head to schools to help principals and vice-principals with playground supervision duties at different times of the day. “It is disruptive, definitely, for people,” said Reimer. ◆ See ‘ENROLMENT’ /6

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School campaign extended due to donation shortage The remainder goes into the foundation’s student support fund, which gives money to schools for bus passes, clothing, food vouchBY JENN McGARRIGLE ers, sports program THE NEWS BULLETIN fees and other items for needy students. The Nanaimo-LadyVan Steen said last smith Schools Foun- year, the foundation disdation fell short of its tributed about $40,000 goal to raise $60,000 to to schools to help keep help underprivileged underprivileged stustudents through the dents in school and that Stock the Lockers cam- was on top of about paign. $20,000 worth of school The effort, a part- supplies it distributed. nership between the She expects a long foundation and Staples road ahead to ensure a similar Business amount goes Depot, raised to schools $37,756.86 – t h i s y e a r. about $10,000 The foundaless than last tion also had year. to postpone But foundai t s p ay ro l l tion executive contribution director Erin campaign, van Steen said because teachshe’s happy, ers are not given the curVAN STEEN participating rent economic in staff meetchallenges. “It’s enough to get us ings due to union job going in schools,” she action. During the campaign, said. “It’s going to be a challenging year for which ran from Aug. 16 us, no denying that. It to Sept. 6, Staples took means we have to work donations at the checkthat much harder this out and Coastal Community Credit Union year.” Van Steen still holds also accepted donations out hope the campaign on behalf of the founwill pull in some more dation, raising $1,500. dollars – the postal Media sponsors Black strike meant the mail- Press and Island Radio outs to service clubs spread the word to the didn’t get sent until community. Fundraising events the summer, when most groups do not go on year-round for the meet. Several organi- foundation, added van zations have since told Steen, and individuals her donations might or businesses can make be forthcoming, so the a donation at any time foundation extended of the year as well. To make a donation, the campaign period please go to www.nlsf. until October. “Hopefully we’ll raise ca or call the foundation office at 250-753more,” she said. About $20,000 will go 4074. reporter@nanaimobulletin.com toward school supplies.

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DJ All Good, left, and Brodie Ketelson put a beat to vinyl at Vancouver Island University as part of Frosh Day entertainment and activities Thursday. The annual event, hosted by the VIU Students’ Union, features fun events to welcome new students.

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Radio Malaspina Society returned to Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus Thursday. The university banned the society from accessing the campus for one year after the group hosted a Halloween party last year that officials said included “unacceptable behaviour”, such as illegal alcohol and drug use, disrespect toward VIU security and trespassing in closedoff areas. The society, which operates CHLY 101.7 FM, was concerned that since the organization broadcasts offcampus, the ban would jeopardize the society’s licence to broadcast with the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission. The society’s bylaws require it to have 60 per cent student representation on the board of directors and

with limited access to students, the group was worried it would not be able to fulfill this requirement. But after talks this summer, the university lifted the ban as of Sept. 1, said Dylan Perry, CHLY program manager. “The general feeling I got was to move forward,” he said. “Basically they just made sure we understood that they have rules and policies that need to be followed.” The society’s first official appearance back on campus was at the Frosh outdoor concert event hosted by the students’ union. As for the station’s worries that student participation would drop off without access to students, Perry said since news of the ban hit the media last winter, about 10 new student volunteers stepped forward and several others joined the board. “That whole thing almost had a benefit because it raised our profile,” he said. In a referendum last spring, students also voted in favour of raising student fees paid to the society by about 25 cents per month for the next three years, Perry added, which

equals roughly $40,000 in additional revenue by the third year. All VIU students belong to the society and monthly fees are collected by the students’ union. The extra revenue will be a huge help for the station, as it has struggled to run the operation on $70,000 – $20,000 from student fees and $50,000 from pledge drives – for the past several years, Perry said. The long-term vision is to run two studios, possibly one on campus, he added. In other good news, the society finally saved enough money to buy a backup radio transmitter so that the main transmitter, which was running at only half power for the past two years, can be sent for repairs without the station going off-air for a month, he added. Ric Kelm, VIU’s executive director of infrastructure/ancillary services, said university officials are happy to have the society on campus as long as they follow the institution’s policies and procedures. “It adds to the overall VIU experience, which is important,” he said. reporter@nanaimobulletin.com

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More consultation, details needed ◆ From /1 The program provides shelter and access to programs for those in need, but also allows residents to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol while staying there, though drugs and alcohol may or may not be allowed on the premises. As part of the program, the city is required to provide the land for the facilities. Other projects in Nanaimo include an 18-unit development on Tenth Street for aboriginal youth and elders, and a 36-unit on Wesley Street scheduled to open next spring. A 36-unit facility planned for 1406 Bowen Rd. has been put on hold following a series of contentious public hearings surrounding the project’s proximity to an elementary school, increased traffic and effect on property values. Fuller said the reason Nanaimo has a street population is that any accommodation they can get is sub-standard. “Yes, at times, their behaviours do get them evicted, but it’s usually not due to things like theft or drug dealing. Most of the chronic homeless in

Some of them may never change, but by keeping them on the street, it actually costs us far more than giving them housing.

town aren’t drug-addicted, they have alcohol issues,” he said. “Some of them may never change, but by keeping them on the street, it actually costs us far more than giving them housing. “With stable housing, some in active addiction might actually see the supports available and get out of the addiction.” The Uplands Drive site is next door to Nanaimo Seniors Village and Howard Van Impe, manager of assisted and independent living, said the residents have concerns.

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“We are dealing with vulnerable seniors and have two schools and another care facility in the area. That’s an awful lot of vulnerable folks,” he said. “They’re concerned about the increase in potential crime and their ability to be able use the outdoors the same way.” But Van Impe said the biggest issue is a lack of public consultation on the decision. “We’re aware the property is zoned correctly for the project and does not require a public hearing to go ahead, but certainly for public relations and the success of the project you would think they would inform area residents,” he said. “Look what’s happened on Bowen Road. That worked so well it’s on hold. Sometimes communication and education is the better way to promote something and get people behind you as opposed to working against you.” Management at Nanaimo Seniors Village has invited the city to visit and provide details on the project. “We need to know what is the reality. How is the housing project on Tenth

Street doing? Are people in treatment having success? Has crime gone up in the area? said Van Impe. “We need to make an informed opinion. When something is a hot topic, trying to slide it in just doesn’t work. It just makes a bunch of taxpaying citizens angry.” Fuller agrees correct information is vital for everyone involved. “Look at this objectively and not out of fear of property values or increased crimes,” he said. “Connect with someone that will talk to you on an objective basis without bringing defensiveness or aggression into it.” Fuller said there will be people who will never change their minds about social housing and those with mental illness and addictions, but most have legitimate concerns that could be lessened with meaningful discussion. Fuller can be reached at 250-714-0917. news@nanaimobulletin.com

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The equipment needed to make Vancouver Island University’s new International Centre for Sturgeon Studies fully operational will be funded by a federal grant announced Monday. Ottawa is giving the university $717,700 through the Western Diversification Program to equip the centre with freshwater recirculation systems, lab benches, a backup generator and a range of other scientific equipment, said centre director Don Tillapaugh. “It’s the core operating infrastructure for the building,” he said. The 13,000-square-foot, two-storey building houses research labs on the bottom floor and office space and a dry lab upstairs. The centre’s biggest goal is to help the coastal aquaculture industry grow sturgeon for food in freshwater containers. The species has the potential to be highly profitable, as VIU researchers discovered they can grow a 4.5 kg sturgeon in three or four years and more can be grown in the same volume of water than farmed Atlantic salmon. The university has studied white sturgeon for about 25 years. It passed on knowledge of how to spawn and

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Lenora Turcotte, a second-year student in the bachelor of science in fisheries and aquaculture program at Vancouver Island University, checks out a sturgeon kept in one of the tanks in the new International Centre for Sturgeon Studies building.

hatch the eggs of sturgeon – knowledge initially obtained from researchers at the University of California’s Davis campus – to Secheltbased Target Marine Products, which buys eggs and juvenile larvae from VIU to produce caviar. This summer, the university also started working with Taste of B.C. Fine Foods, a Nanaimo company that plans to grow sturgeon for meat. President Steve Atkinson said the brood stock at VIU is the only stock available to the local aquaculture industry. He plans to grow the fish for two years and sell the meat across North America. “I think we’re going to see an industry spawned out of the [centre] here,” said Atkinson.

Andrew Saxton, MP for North Vancouver and a representative for Western Economic Diversification Canada, said developing opportunities in industries such as aquaculture is crucial to the economy. The university also received $1.6 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation – the federal government’s knowledge infrastructure program – $1.6 million from the B.C. Knowledge Development Fund and $1.3 million from the Island Coastal Economic Trust, which funded construction of the sturgeon centre. The centre’s grand opening event is set for Oct. 3 and all of the equipment should be in place by March. reporter@nanaimobulletin.com

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Contract talks are stalled while the B.C. Teachers’ Federation and the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association await a clarification from an arbitrator about the split of issues between local and provincial bargaining tables. Teachers, whose contract expired June 30, are seeking more power at local bargaining tables, as well as increased salaries and benefits and improvements to work conditions. Meanwhile, the union has walked away from discussions with the province at a separate table regarding a Supreme Court ruling on legislation that took away the union’s rights to bargain limits on class sizes and number of special needs students in each class while it awaits clarification on that ruling. A hearing is scheduled for Oct. 11. Last spring, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Susan Griffin ruled certain parts of the 2002 legislation violated

teachers’ rights to freedom of association under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and were unconstitutional and invalid. The Supreme Court gave the province up to a year to address deficiencies in the legislation and the province is consulting with the union to determine how this will be done. Derek DeGear, president of the Nanaimo District Teachers’ Association, said teachers want to negotiate these issues, but so far all the province has proposed is setting up a pool of money, called a “class organization fund” that would address some of the issues, but not have negotiated limits put in teachers’ contracts. “We believe it should be part of contract negotiations,” said DeGear. In an e-mailed statement, Education Minister George Abbott said the union walked away from consultations a day after the province tabled a proposal for setting aside a fund to address some of the concerns heard from teachers. reporter@nanaimobulletin.com

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ers are busy getting to know their students and communicating with parents as usual, said DeGear. While the Labour Relations Board has outlined what teacher job action entails, district and union officials have had to hammer out some of the little details not answered by the ruling – the two parties have spent about 20 hours on different issues not addressed by the board. “We’ve been trying to make sure we’re getting the same message out,” said DeGear. The union has also heard from a couple dozen teachers upset with the size of their classrooms or the number of special needs students in the class. DeGear expects to get a better sense of the number of oversize classrooms over the next few weeks as teachers consult with principals about class size and composition issues. reporter@nanaimobulletin.com

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Les Barley, left, receives a special presentation from Brian McFadden, Vancouver Island Military Museum vice president, and Roger Bird, museum president. Barley, architect of the downtown Centennial Building in Piper Park, was made an honorary member of the museum, which expects to move into the building next year.

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The City of Nanaimo has taken a step in reducing its carbon footprint by adding two electric vehicles to its fleet. The Nissan Leaf zero emission electric cars are expected to provide the city with fuel and maintenance cost savings estimated between $20,000 and $25,000 per car compared to a similar gas-powered compact car over the projected 10-year lifespan of the vehicles. Green house gas emission reductions per year are expected to be 80 per cent compared to traditional vehicles. While electric vehicles are considerably more expensive for the city to purchase, the reduced operating costs offset the increased purchase price. “We look at all fleet vehicles as they come up for replacement and look for opportunities to downsize or go to alternative fuels including electric,” said Bruce Labelle, fleet manager. “The electric option doesn’t meet all the fleet needs today but as technology improves and more options are available, we hope electrics will be a substantial part of the city fleet.” A third vehicle is on order, but due to product demand its arrival has been delayed. Public charging stations will be installed at a number of facilities over the coming months as the city prepares to see more electric vehicles on local roads. Three charging stations have been installed for the fleet cars; two at the Franklyn Street compound and one at public works on Labieux Road. For more information about city fleet vehicles, please e-mail Labelle at bruce. labelle@nanaimo.ca or call 250-756-5312.

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Centennial honours for museum architect V.I. Military Museum presents honorary membership for 100th birthday BY CHRIS BUSH THE NEWS BULLETIN

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urning 100 usually means getting some special presents. For Nanaimo architect Les Barley, seeing the building he designed for Canada’s Centennial spared from the wrecking ball and continuing life as a museum is one of the best gifts he could get. Barley, who turns 100 Monday (Sept. 19), received a framed certificate making him a full-fledged honorary member of the Vancouver Island Military Museum from Roger Bird, museum president, and Brian McFadden, museum vice president, who also presented him with a museum golf shirt. The presentation was made Wednesday in front of the old Nanaimo District Museum building in Piper Park.

Barley was the original architect of the building, the fate of which was uncertain until last month, when it was announced as the new home to the Vancouver Island Military Museum. Barley talked about little-known features built in to the structure that were never finished because of budget constraints, such as a room built to create a camera obscura in the museum’s attic. Ceiling panelling covers the room. “Nobody knows it’s there,” Barley said. “The lens was even cast for the camera.” He said the structure’s octagonal shape was chosen to reflect the shape of the Nanaimo Bastion. “It would cost a lot to tear it down,” Barley said. “It’s built on rock out of reinforced concrete.” Barley also designed or helped design several other notable Nanaimo buildings, such as Nanaimo District Secondary School and the Bowen Park Complex. photos@nanaimobulletin.com

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Candidates can pick up papers Voters in Nanaimo join their provincial counterparts in a trip to the polls for municipal elections Nov. 19. Anyone interested in running for mayor or council can pick up candidate nomination packages at the legislative services office at city hall, 455 Wallace St., between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Nomination documents can be delivered to the chief election officer from 9 a.m. Oct. 4 to 4 p.m. Oct. 14. Candidates wishing to file nomination documents should call the legislative services office at 250-755-4405 to make an appointment for filing. Qualifications to hold office as a member of local government include: ◆ 18 years of age or older on voting day; ◆ a Canadian citizen; ◆ a resident of B.C. for at least six months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; ◆ not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law. For more information on the 2011 municipal election, please call Joan Harrison, chief election officer, or Kris King, deputy chief election officer, at 250755-4405 or visit www. nanaimo.ca.

Provincial energy minister unmoved by power producers’ plea BY TOM FLETCHER BLACK PRESS

Energy Minister Rich Coleman expects to decide this fall on changes to B.C.’s clean energy legislation, including a possible reduction in independent power purchases by B.C. Hydro. Coleman said he plans to have

recommendations within weeks on the findings of a review panel of senior officials this summer. The review identified several ways for B.C. Hydro to hold electricity rate increases to less than four per cent in the next two years, including a change to the definition of self-sufficiency in clean energy imposed by the B.C. government,

to take effect in 2016. Independent producers want the province to maintain the target of self-sufficiency from domestic sources to meet demand even in low-water years. Last week, the Clean Energy Association of B.C. warned that cutting back on domestic supplies may lead B.C. to import more electricity, promoting

further development of coal and natural gas power plants in North America. Coleman said he believes their concerns are premature. Between population growth and new industrial customers, B.C. Hydro projects a 40-per cent increase in electricity demand in the longer term. editor@naniamobulletin.com

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Contract talks could be quiet q Teachers’ contract bargaining should not be a spectator sport with bloodthirsty zealots cheering on their combatants like teens at an after-school fist fight. There are more adult ways to conduct negotiations than fear mongering, rabble rousing and putdowns. With school now underway, both sides in the B.C. public school teachers’ dispute should loudly pronounce their intentions to bargain in good faith and then duck under the cover of silence until there’s something worthwhile to report – like a settlement. The B.C. Teachers’ Federation and the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association could create a teachable moment for thousands of B.C. students by engaging in respectful negotiations. No doubt there are extreme challenges facing both sides in this dispute because the teachers are expected to live within the same “net zero” deal accepted by other public sector unions. With an arbitrator ruling that issues traditionally discussed at the provincial table should remain there, and class size and composition regulations left out of the discussion for now (the province has until next April to contemplate the implications of a Supreme Court ruling that struck down class size and composition regulations), both sides have a narrow range of concerns to deal with. One option is for both to bear down on a few key non-monetary items to obtain a short-term deal or stall for a year or more until the way is clear for a possible return to bargaining of class size and composition, wages and benefits. Regardless, it should be understood by all that teachers have the legal right to bargain and complaints of unreasonable concessions or unrealistic demands are typical opening bargaining positions. With these volleys out of the way, it’s time for some serious bargaining. But, please, let’s do it quietly. The Nanaimo News Bulletin is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org

Violence takes place of hockey skill The National Hockey League would never be known if they doesn’t seem to care much about hadn’t bruised Crosby’s brain? its players so, as a result, I no lonThe NHL, under the guidance of ger care much for the NHL. Gary Bettman, has turned into a I don’t watch it for the same bush league, and it deserves to be reasons I don’t tune in to ultimate treated as such. I can hardly blame fighting; I’ve got better things to do Air Canada for wanting to pull its than watch a bunch of guys pound sponsorship. the living pulp out of each other. Gone are the code of ethics, the What I find most interesting is respect and the admiration of the that the players don’t skilled players. Arrived seem to care much is the era of goons, SATURDAY either. In today’s game, mediocre players who BEAT there is little evidence of make a name for themrespect for one another selves culling the talent Toby Gorman despite some poorly disin the league. Reporter p guised rhetoric. There is We shouldn’t be talkbarely any evidence of ing about guys like teammates sticking up Cooke, Steckel and for one another. Hedman. Where were the other Instead of addressing Pittsburgh Penguins the issue of underwhen Washington’s standing why the David Steckel elbowed sport’s biggest names Sidney Crosby in the – Crosby, Marc Savard, head in the New Year’s Day Winter etc. – are too dizzy to play, the NHL Classic? Where were they the next spent its summer working on a game when Tampa Bay’s Viktor new kind of goal net that improves Hedman drove Crosby’s head into goal line visibility and, get this, the boards? has a “verification line” to deterOh, that’s right. Crosby had Matt mine if the puck fully crossed the Cooke as a teammate. Never mind. goal line. These guys are out there, driftNewsflash: With guys like Crosby ing from team to team in search and Savard sitting on the sidelines of a bigger paycheque, not caring while guys like Cooke, Hedman if they win or lose, not caring who and Steckel suit up, there will be shares the dressing room. far less demand for a ridiculous Fans, however, still don’t mind verification line. shelling out hundreds of dollars to To me, the NHL started its long watch what, despite the violence, is slide to bush league when cheap a dishwater dull game. shot artist Gary Suter of Chicago And to watch who? Steckel and almost took Anaheim’s Paul Hedman? Players whose names Kariya’s head off in the 1997-98

season. Suter, remember, is the same guy who took out Gretzky’s lower back in an international game between the U.S. and Canada. Gretz was never the same. Neither was Kariya. Neither was the game. Since then, players’ elbow pads have turned into cinder blocks, borderline weapons, and the heads of opposing players are open season. You see it every game. All you have to is YouTube Zdeno Chara’s hit on Montreal’s Max Pacioretty last March. Chara cleverly used a fixed stanchion to almost decapitate his opponent. If that’s what the NHL has come to, if actions like that are applauded, and if the culture of the game has changed so that morons rule the ice surface, then I’m no longer going to watch. I have no doubt that stands will be filled again this season and that TV deals will continue to grow. I have no doubt that I’m probably in the minority of fans who would rather watch a good, fast-paced hockey game with skill and precision than Goons on Ice. I have no doubt there are still kids out there who dream of playing in the NHL and hoisting the Stanley Cup above there head as I did when I was playing on a frozen outdoor rink in Calgary. But I can only imagine the builders of the NHL, the men who played and coached with pride, strength and courage, would cringe at the disaster the league has become today. reporter2@nanaimobulletin.com


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TTechnology, time overcame limits of past theories To the Editor, Re: People make choices every day on caring for children and animals, Letters, Sept. 13. I would like to expand on Ian Poole’s reference to Malthus and choice. Malthus was an Anglican minister, economist and social theorist who developed a theory that held the power of population was always greater than the power to produce subsistence, and that no form of social organization could create, or preserve, a just, equitable society. He felt that agricultural growth was arithmetically linear and population growth was geometric, an imbalance that fueled his “catastrophe” theory which held that by the second half of the 19th century, large numbers of people would have outstripped agriculture and starved, returning the remaining population to subsistence conditions. His presumption of societal injustice led him to predict food distribution would always favour the rich, relegating the poor to suffer the misery of famine and disease. He believed all of this was God’s plan to teach us virtue. The subtle underpinning of this was the social condemnation of the poor. Time has undermined the weight of Malthus’s theories, as technology was able to overcome his concept of agricultural limits. Furthermore, education of women brought emancipation and birth control, which radically shifted population dynamics. Societies also proved they were adaptable, responsive and not bound to a concept of divine fate. We know there is a clear relationship between populations and maintaining the ecological systems that support them. Just avoid buying into the fatalistic Malthusian belief that insurmountable physical constraints govern the outcome of humanity. We have choices that can drive behaviour and behaviour can drive change that can forever keep Malthus’s catastrophe from catching up to us. Ron Heusen Nanaimo

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Social housing needed citywide To The Editor, Re: Site unveiled for northend social housing, Sept. 15. While the announcement of the north-end location for supportive social housing is good news, it should have come far sooner. Had it been, much of the discussion would have already taken place and in doing so shown respect to those living and working in the area. By implementing supportive social housing in all areas of the community, Nanaimo continues moving forward toward the goal of decentralization. Poverty is not simply located in one area of the city; all one has to do is open their eyes to the fact that Nanaimo has six satellite food banks dispersed throughout the city, all seeing increased use, to see this as fact. Like poverty, addiction and homelessness are also not limited to any one area. It has been proven that concentrating services and housing does not work; you only have to look to the Downtown Eastside in Vancouver or the problems faced in downtown Victoria as primary examples. Do we want the same in Nanaimo? Smaller scale, decentralized services have less impact. They do not ghettoize an area and offer greater dignity to those whom may have to avail

themselves. Nanaimo is poised at the forefront of change, an example to other communities on how to get it right. We can continue to move forward or we can choose the status quo. I for one choose to move forward. Gordon W. Fuller Nanaimo

Responsibility means helping those in need To the Editor, Re: Somalia needs world attention, Opinion, Sept. 13 Having volunteered to distribute food to the needy at my church’s food pantry, I have witnessed the pain of hunger first hand. I agree that it is past time to act on ending the suffering in Somalia, and help those outside of our existing boarders. The subject of charity is a very controversial issue and many individuals in this country have mixed feelings. Some strongly point out that we should first worry about our own country before going outside to help others. However, after reading this editorial I think many people cannot ignore that something must be done, especially when 750,000 lives are at stake. As a nation, we need to look at all the good things that we have within our reach and

working people. There are four major items in order of importance when it comes to a job. First, is the working conditions, second, is your supervisor, third is job security, but remember, there is no such thing as job security. Job security only exists when the employer has to hire a replacement if you leave your job. If no replacement has to be hired, then it wasn’t really a secure job. Finally, No. 4 is a wage. With these four major items, you can go to work happy and enjoy doing your work. Now look at the opposite workforce that work for $30plus an hour and hate going to work because they have lousy working conditions and an unlikable supervisor. If you walk out of the doctor’s office with a terminal disease, writing a cheque from that $30-an-hour job will not save your life. Two important things to note: the race in life is a long one, but it is only with yourself. Your chances in life are only half mast, but so is everyone else’s. Now wouldn’t it be a nicer world if Jim Sinclair would start thinking this way and be the first one to change his attitude for the better? Joe Sawchuk Duncan

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share them. I believe that we are all brothers and sisters on this planet, and that it is our responsibility to help the ones who are truly in dire straits, the children. Ana Hernandez West Hills, Calif.

Attitude a key factor toward job happiness To the Editor, Re: More freedom would benefit more workers, Letters, Sept. 10. A change must come forward in the attitudes of the

City council must take a good look at its record To the Editor, The tenure of the current Nanaimo mayor and councilors is coming to an end. As the November civic election approaches, it might be a good time for this administration to reflect on whether or not they leave the institution – one of the key governing bodies in our democracy – in better shape than they found it. At the end of their watch, is our city hall more or less respected and trusted by Nanaimo citizens?

They might want to consider some or all of the following: The city’s top public servant – then city manager, Jerry Berry – was allowed to walk away from his post with a rich severance package. The details of which, though often promised, were never made public. The contract to construct an expensive state-of-the-art city hall annex to house city departments and workers was awarded in a closed-door process without consultation with any stakeholders who

might be impacted by this decision. Social housing projects have been imposed on neighbourhoods, again without consultation or attempts to explain and develop support for the policy decisions behind these initiatives. This like it or lump it approach has not surprisingly resulted in loud public opposition to the point where the city has had to retreat and start from scratch. The mid-summer sham ‘reverse billing’ referendums

like the recent ones on financing the water treatment plant and the emergency water connection agreement are seen as cynical and shifty. Just weeks before the municipal election, not a single councilor has declared his or her candidacy and shown an eagerness to engage in the badly needed public conversation about neighbourhood issues, social issues, development issues and the deep economic funk we find ourselves in. Frank Murphy Nanaimo

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Bonds made during ride form lasting friendships I TOUR DE ROCK starts 1,000-km trip down Vancouver Island next Saturday (Sept. 24).

they often turn to their former teammates for a sympathetic and understanding ear. Or, like Oceanside RCMP Const. Dave Kokesch, they turn to the people they met on the Tour, specifically for him a tiny tot not yet old enough to speak but who could still say volumes. Kokesch joined the Tour in 2009, initially inspired by his grandchildren, but the two-week event’s

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also supports Camp Goodtimes, a summer camp with medical support that allows children suffering from cancer to attend. Riders meet children of all ages in various stages of the disease – from fully recovered and cancer free to palliative – in all communities the tour visits. But McDonald was dealing with a more personal story – his baby daughter was born with Costello syndrome, with the nasty side effect of making her more suseptible to childhood cancer. “That made it more important,” McDonald said. McDonald was close to former tour training co-ordinator Penny Durrant, whose duties he took over as training director. In his leadership role,

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McDonald sees his job to prepare new riders for the physical challenge of the ride so that they can focus and prepare for the mental one. “The emotional part – you can’t train anyone for that,” he said. “I’m there for them, without a doubt.” Kokesch, who is also a trainer with the Tour, is proud that research, with support from fundraisers like the Tour de Rock, increased survival odds for childhood cancers to four-out-offive. “The money is saving children,” Kokesch said. “But when your child is one of the five that didn’t make it, it’s not good enough.” Callum was that one out of five. He died in October 2010 at Canuck House in Vancouver. Kokesch is still in touch with Callum’s family and is helping to raise money for Callum House, a palliative care unit for children located in Nanaimo. The Tour de Rock rides through dozens of communities on Vancouver Island, kicking off in Port Alice Sept. 24 and arrives in Victoria Oct. 7. For more information, please visit www. tourderock.ca.

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Green tax changes high on annual UBCM agenda BY TOM FLETCHER BLACK PRESS

Municipal leaders are gathering for their annual convention in Vancouver at the end of September, and they’ll be calling for changes to green taxes imposed by the B.C. government. The Union of B.C. Municipalities executive has given high priority to a resolution from Smithers calling for changes to the province’s carbon offset program. Municipalities and regional districts, along with school districts and health authorities, are required to buy greenhouse gas emission credits to make their operations “carbon neutral,� with proceeds going to cleanup projects such as natural gas and cement plants. Smithers council is calling for carbon offset payments to be retained by each local government, to use for their own building retrofits, fuel-efficient vehicles or other emissions reduction strategies. Environment Minister Terry Lake has indicated he is considering

such a change, after complaints that the carbon offset program is costing cash-strapped schools and hospitals millions every year. The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District is calling for a portion of carbon tax on fossil fuels to be directed to transit funding. That mirrors a proposal considered by Premier Christy Clark, who will be making her first keynote speech at the UBCM convention on Sept. 30. Resolutions from the Cariboo Regional District and the City of Colwood call for the province to reverse its ban on incandescent light bulbs, citing concern about the disposal of compact fluorescent lights. Fort St. John council has a resolution calling for five per cent of B.C.’s liquor store revenues to go to local drug and alcohol awareness and prevention programs for youth and adults. The UBCM passed a similar resolution in 2004, calling for a share of provincial liquor revenues to support homeless shelters and detox facilities.

The District of Metchosin is seeking federal and provincial help to control its population of Canada geese, which has ballooned to between 3,000 and 5,000 with considerable losses to crops. The resolution says geese were introduced to southern Vancouver Island in the 1950s “to provide stock for hunting purposes.� UBCM delegates will also vote on a resolution to allow local governments to offer online voting. The City of Vancouver has a pilot program in the works for advance polls in local elections, which take place across the province this November. Another hot topic at the convention will be Clark’s promise to create a new municipal auditor-general. Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Ida Chong says the auditor will do “performance audits,� such as looking at projects costshared by the B.C. and federal governments to see which communities used them more efficiently.

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Man pepper-sprayed in attempted home invasion Nanaimo RCMP are investigating an attempted home invasion. The incident happened at about 9 p.m. Wednesday at a residence on Summit Drive when the 52-year-old homeowner answered a knock on his front door and was peppersprayed in the face by a

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Students travel abroad through Rotary programs Nanaimo and Lantzville’s five Rotary clubs are actively promoting peace and understanding around the world through the international Rotary Youth Exchange program. This past summer, five students participated in the short term exchange program including Arielle Verhoeks who spent one month hosting a new friend from Finland and then travelled to the Scandanavian country where she spent a month learning about its culture. Nanaimo clubs have four students spending a year in another country as part of Rotary’s long-term exchange program. The youths live with families, attend school, learn the language and meet other exchange students from all over the world.

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Nanaimo residents can help children with special needs simply by turning on their radio and then making a call. Variety – The Children’s Charity’s fourth annual Nanaimo Variety Children’s Radiothon airs live on 102.3 The Wave Wednesday and Thursday (Sept. 21-22) from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. The event introduces listeners to some of the children Variety has helped in Nanaimo as well as projects Variety has supported in the community.

All money raised over the two days stays in Nanaimo and the surrounding areas to help local children who have special needs and organizations that support children. The 2010 event raised $26,686. “It’s great to be partnering with 102.3 The Wave for the fourth straight year and to be back in such a supportive community like Nanaimo,” said Barbie Hislop, executive director of Variety. “The kids in Nanaimo and the surrounding areas will benefit directly from this event so it is a great opportunity for the community to get involved.” Over the last year, Variety has provided more than $30,000 in individual grants

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Even the most safety conscious business can experience a mishap on its premises or away from the premises. Your KAREN TCHAMOURIAN company could suffer financially if they are found liable for a financial loss suffered by another person or company. Even if you are not at fault, the legal expenses associated with your case could be very costly. It is important to note that General liability insurance may also cover legal fees, even if your company is not liable. General liability coverage can help protect your business from a variety of risks, including: •Unintentional injury to a customer caused by an accident on your premises (e.g. a client slipping on a wet floor) •Unintentional injury to another person caused by your product •Unintentional injury or damage caused by an employee while using their personal vehicle to carry out his or her job (e.g. making deliveries) •And more Of course there are many more reasons to insure your business under a Commercial General Liability policy; your best bet is to discuss your specific business operations with a licensed insurance broker to ensure you are covered correctly. In an increasing litigious business environment, liability insurance can protect you, your staff, your customers and even your suppliers. Every business is different and that’s what makes yours special; protect your assets that have taken you a long time to build.

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Make Your Home “Anonymous”. If there is a new home ‘Show Home’ near your home, go visit it. TIM WAIT It doesn’t matter what size the homes are. What you will find are some wonderfully (but sparsely) furnished homes that anyone could live in -- with the emphasis on “anyone.” They are anonymous. There may be a baseball glove in the boy’s room, but no family photos on the walls. There may be “personality” - but no person. The reason you want to make your home “anonymous” is because you want buyers to view it as their potential home. When a potential homebuyer sees your family photos hanging on the wall, it puts your own brand on the home and momentarily shatters their illusions about living in the house themselves. Put away family photos, sports trophies, collectible items, knick-knacks, and souvenirs. Put them in a box. Rent a storage area for a few months and put the box in the storage unit. Do not just put the box in the attic, basement, garage or a closet. Part of preparing a house for sale is to remove “clutter,” and that is the next step in preparing your house for sale. I offer a no charge consultation service that is designed to prepare your home to sell in less time for more money. As Nanaimo’s Full Service Realtor I welcome your call to 713-1223 or email tim@timwait.com.

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notary I would like to do a Section 9 (Enhanced) Representation Agreement so that my family can make TIAH M. WORKMAN personal and health care decisions for me, including end of life decisions, but have been told that I have to see a lawyer to do that particular document?

Until recently, that was the case. However, effective September 1, 2011, there is no longer a requirement for a Solicitor’s Certificate to be attached to a Section 9 (Enhanced) Representation Agreement and you may now see a Notary Public to prepare that document for you.

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There are some great benefits to ROBERT BICHLBAUER purchasing Canadian made furniture. Quality control is a large benefit. Canadian Manufacturers have a Product Inspection Department. Should the product not pass inspection it is put back into production. Canadian Manufacturers also offer Custom Work on their product as well. This allows the client to find furniture that will suit their style and design ideas. Most Canadian Manufacturers are constantly working on protecting the environment, so using eco-friendly products such as water-soluble adhesives and soy based foam are some great ways for them to achieve these goals. Uncle Sam’s Furniture works primarily with Canadian made Furniture and are equally conscious of protecting our environment.

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Whenever you co-sign or guarantee a loan, you are normally taking full responsibility for that debt. The exception would be in cases where your guarantee is for only a specific limited amount. Assuming the guarantee is not limited, the bank or lending institution has full recourse against you for any amounts not collected from your friend, regardless of the bankruptcy. Furthermore, once the loan payments are in default, the bank does not have to first exhaust all collection efforts against your friend prior to commencing any collection proceedings against you. In some instances, you may be able to file a claim in the bankruptcy to the extent that you have paid out the bank under a loan guarantee. In other words, where you have paid off the bank loan, you may then step into the bank’s shoes and assume the claim that the bank would have otherwise had in the bankruptcy estate of your friend. You may then share in any possible distributions from the bankruptcy.

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Dementia workshop covers driving ability For caregivers of a person with dementia, the loss of ability to operate a motor vehicle is a serious concern. Fortunately, Nanaimo families can turn to the Alzheimer Society of B.C. for assistance. The society presents a free Driving and Dementia teleworkshop Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. Family caregivers can explore some of the issues surrounding driving cessation, including how to identify when driving is no longer safe and how to approach discussions on the subject. The workshop also suggests alternative methods of transportation and offers strategies to prevent the use of the car if necessary.

Direct application Amellia Vis, 4, gets her toenails painted by her aunt Kim Vis at Esquimalt’s Lions Park. Amellia along with her twin sister Maya and brother Jacob, from Nanaimo, were spending some time visiting with their aunt Kim and uncle Tom. DON DENTON/BLACK K PRESS

Pre-registration is required by Monday (Sept. 19). Please visit www.alzheimerbc.org or call the society at 1-866-396-2433 to register. Tele-workshops are learning sessions designed for family caregivers, but also open to health-care providers. They can be accessed via telephone, with an optional web component, recognizing that many caregivers are unable to attend in-person workshops. Participants also have a chance to learn and to share with others who are in similar situations. For more information on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, please visit www. alzheimerbc.org.

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A reverse mortgage is when you can take a monthly income out of your home equity, while keeping possession of your home. It is like renting out your basement, or a guest cottage; but without the inconvenience of dealing with tenants. Through a CHIP reverse mortgage, you can borrow up to 50%* of your home equity; which, KRISTA HENLEY & with accumulated interest, only has to repaid when you (or your estate, on death) SHARON FAUCHON sells your home. Then, the remaining equity belongs to you or your estate. Now, with the CHIP Home Income Plan being available to Canadians age 55 and older, it can help Canadians bridge the gap between an early retirement (say at age 55) and receipt of government pensions at age 60 and/or age 65. CHIP will advise you how much you qualify for and then it is up to you to decide how much of that you want to withdraw. Whatever you don’t use right away, will be available for you should you want to withdraw it later. No-one will ask you to make any payments until you or your surviving spouse moves out or sells. Paying interest (for those who don’t want it to accrue and leave less for an estate) is optional and could reduce your interest rate by 0.5%. The way in which the reverse mortgage generates an income stream is one of two ways: (a) You can withdraw a lump sum from your CHIP Home Income Plan and invest it with your financial institution to pay you an income. The extra income you receive in this way will, most likely, not increase your taxable income – thereby not affecting any old age supplements or other low-income benefits you may be entitled to receive; or (b) You can have the CHIP Home Income Plan pay you a monthly income; to continue until your accumulated monthly advances reach the approved limit. At any time you can elect to stop receiving these advances and interest will accrue only on monies advanced to date. The income you draw in this way is also not considered taxable income, because you are using some of the equity in your own home. If you worry that your RRSPs, RRIFs and pensions are not enough to meet your projected living expenses in retirement, don’t despair. Canadians have on average 77% of their net worth tied up in their homes, which can provide them with significant extra income in retirement. This can work by selling the home, downsizing and investing the net difference (after expenses); or it can be achieved by staying in your home and using the CHIP Home Income Plan to withdraw some of your home equity for an income.

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BIA stands for Bioimpedance Analysis. This is a system that assesses tissue DR. KAREN L. FRASER conductivity, and is used to analyze the composition of the human body. The information is specific to age, gender, weight and height, then a conductance test is taken using ECG electrodes on the wrist and ankle. It is then able to provide values for the amount of fat, water and muscle tissue as well as the number of calories you should consume to adjust your weight. It is a non-invasive, simple, painless and quick test for those who are interested in losing weight, gaining muscle, or for those who have started a new work out program and are curious to know how they are improving. We have also been using it in conjunction with our lipo-laser program for an enhanced marker of monitoring success. Naturopathic consults and tests are covered by most extended health care plans.

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After back surgery, some people experience complete and long-lasting relief of their symptoms, but many enjoy only partial relief of pain or little change at all. DR. KARIN MATTERN Sometimes another episode of the same or similar pain may occur months or years later. Many people believe that following back surgery there is nothing that a chiropractor can do for them, or that chiropractic treatment could be harmful. Nothing is farther from the truth. In a study published in the Canadian Family Physician by a team consisting of an orthopedic surgeon and a chiropractor, 25% of the patients in the study had undergone back surgery with little or no relief. After treatment with a two to three week regimen of daily adjustments by an experienced chiropractor, 36 to 87 percent of the patients in the study returned to full function with no restriction on activities. Even more to the point, none were made worse. The doctors who treated these patients concluded that, before surgery is undertaken for relief of back pain, it is advisable to try chiropractic treatment. If you have already had back surgery, it would be advisable to see a chiropractor whether or not you are currently having back pain. You may be able to avoid future episodes of pain and disability. A chiropractor is qualified to evaluate your individual situation and recommend the best course of action for you to take. For more information call our office at 250758-7022 or email drkarin@shaw.ca

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Soft Liners are a wonderful invention that has been around for over 20 years, with significant TED CARSON improvements over that time. They help patients with soreness due to receded, flat gums that cannot bear the stress of dentures. Sometimes patients suffer chronic soreness due to gums with prominent or sharp boney areas or nerve close to the surface. The cushion liner is made of medical grade polymer. Clinical studies have shown that almost everyone tolerates soft liner materials. They act as a shock absorber and allow the patient more comfort in biting and chewing food. Soft Liners do require a little more care to keep them clean & hygienic. In order for them to be softer, they are more porous than the hard acrylic and thus more susceptible to staining. We stock ‘Renew Denture Cleaner’ and ‘Medical Interporous Denture Disinfecting Tablets’ which are both safe for cushion linings and will keep them in good, clean, healthy condition. For personal, professional denture care, contact Ted Carson for a free consultation with no obligation.

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The reasons people are overweight are complex ANGELA SLADE and not very well understood. The tendency to gain weight varies from one person to another, even when food intake, physical activity and lifestyle are the same. Some research indicates that 95% of individuals who diet to lose weight regain the weight within 1-5 years. Diets may work temporarily but they rarely result in permanent weight loss. When individuals are dieting the body will fight to stay within a person’s natural weight range. The body reacts by slowing down metabolism when a person restricts caloric intake. Most dieters regain the weight once the diet ends. Many end up heavier than they were before they started the diet. This happens not only because their metabolism slows down but also because dieters often feel so hungry, deprived and discouraged that they overeat or binge. Some of the consequences to dieting are preoccupation with thoughts about food and weight. In addition, diets can have adverse consequences including fatigue, headaches, depression, anxiety, lack of concentration, bone loss, menstrual irregularities, infertility, cold intolerance, hair loss and may ultimately lead to disordered eating behaviours.

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Nanaimo News Bulletin Saturday, September 17, 2011 tions is holding a free ‘Power Interviews’ workshop from 9 a.m. to noon at 101-155 Skinner St. To register, contact 250-7140085.

Sunday ◆ OPEN MIKE music jam at Serious Coffee Beaufort Centre runs 3:30-6:30 p.m.

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◆ NANAIMO FAMILY History Society hosts its general meeting at 1:30 p.m. at Beban Park Social Centre. Topic is 19th Century agricultural labourers and female servants in England.

◆ NANAIMO FAMILY Life Association hosts its personal boundaries workshop from 12:30-3 p.m. at 1070 Townsite Rd. To preregister phone 250754-3331 ext. 716. ◆ MOODY BLUES Group for men with depression, hosted by the Men’s Resource Centre at 418D Fitzwilliam St. from 6-8 p.m. All men welcome. 250716-1551 for more information. (Mondays)

◆ HARBOUR CITY Newcomers club meets 7 p.m., Oliver Woods Community Centre, 6000 Oliver Rd. The club provides social activities and support for anyone new to Nanaimo. For more info, go to www.harbourcitynewcomers.ca.

◆ NANAIMO HOSPICE offers a grief and loss information session from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Hospice House, 1729 Boundary Ave. For details or to register phone 250-7588857 or e-mail info@ nanaimohospice.com. ◆ SUPPORTING EMPLOYMENT Transi-

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◆ IVAN SAYERS discusses Victoria fashions from 18371901 at the Nanaimo Museum from 2-4 p.m. For details, call 250753-1821. ◆ SUPPORTING EMPLOYMENT Transitions is holding a free ‘Resume Renovator’ workshop from 9 a.m. to noon at 101-155 Skinner St. To register, contact 250-7140085. ◆ SQUARE DANCING for beginners, 7-9 p.m., Nanoose Hall. All ages welcome.

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◆ NANAIMO QUILTERS’ Guild hosts its monthly meetings at Brechin United Church. First meeting begins at 1 p.m., the second at 7 p.m. Call 250-2470034.

◆ CRESCENT CHAPTER No. 10, Order of the Eastern Star meets 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at Morpeth Hall, 620 Morpeth Ave.

◆ SUICIDE BEREAVEMENT Support Group. Monthly adult meeting for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Meets first Wednesday of every month. Call 250-7532495 for more information. ◆ GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS meetings are held from 7-8 p.m. every Tuesday at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, Rm. G-092. ◆ NANAIMO MOOSE Lodge holds a collectables garage sale last Sunday of every month from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1356 Cranberry Ave. Tables $15. 250816-1233. ◆ SEX AND/OR Love Addicts Anonymous. There is help with a closed 12-step program, confidentiality assured. Call 1-888357-8104 for details. ◆ WHIMSICAL SCRIBES, a writer’s group reborn, meets every second and fourth Friday of the month. 250-5853348.

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◆ MUSIC FOR Kids program runs Tuesdays from 9:30-10:15 a.m. for one-to-four yearolds and 3-4 p.m. Fridays for five-plus years. 4235 Departure Bay Rd. More details at 250-758-2676 or www.sapcnanaimobc. ca. ◆ ASTRONOMY SOCIETY meets fourth Thursday monthly at 7 p.m. at Beban Park Social Centre. Public welcome. Visit www. nanaimoastronomy. com. Educational services available for schools and businesses.

Karnail Singh Manhas of Nanaimo’s Miri Piri Gurdwara Sikh Temple presents Christy Leckenby of the Canadian Red Cross with a $2,500 cheque toward Red Cross humanitarian efforts in Somolia.

◆ TEXAS HOLD’EM Poker River Riders host ongoing games Sunday through Thursday at the Wellington Pub. Visit www.riverriderspoker.com or call 250-616-7593 for details.

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lenges to individuals and communities, and prevention is still critical. That’s why, as much as ever, we encourage our community in Nanaimo to support the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life” There are a number of obstacles to overcome when diagnosed with HIV/ AIDS, including facing stigma, the possible loss of relationships with family or friends, job loss and serious illness. Despite the advances in treatment, there is still no cure. All walk proceeds stay in Nanaimo and enable AIDS Vancouver Island to offer programs and services to improve the lives of people living with and affected by HIV/ AIDS. Pledge for ms are available from the VIU student union office at VIU and AIDS Vancouver Island, 201-55 Victoria Rd.

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COMING EVENTS EXHIBITOR booth space still available for the 3rd Annual Health & Wellness Fair on October 6th at Beban Park Auditorium. Call Ellen at 250-739-5768 to reserve.

WEST COAST COLLECTORS 6th Annual celebration of West Coast Historical Artifact. Saturday, September 24, 2011. Beban Park Social Center, 2300 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo. Early Bird 9am-10am, $20.00. General Admission 10am4pm, $2.00 (12 and under free) Strictly Vetted. Close to 100 Sales Tables, including bottles, post cards, photos, ephemera, logging, mining, fishing history, stoneware, breweriana, calendars, signs, advertising, militaria, fishing tackle, and much more. Contact: Wayne Wagar (250)585-8779

LOST AND FOUND FOUND: LITTLE white bunny, Meredith Rd. area, (Nanaimo). Call 250-758-2966.

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

HELP WANTED

Parksville & District Association for Community Living (PDACL) Due to unforeseen circumstances, the job posting for the position of PDACL Executive Director has not yet been filled. Parksville & District Association for Community Living (PDACL) is 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 w/ Developmental Disabilities and their families and/or caregivers, and employees of the Association. Visit www.pdacl.ca for full job description, send resume & cover letter to Rebecca Ryane at: execassistant@pdacl.ca or Fax: (1)250-248-4774 Only those candidates who are short-listed will be contacted.

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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IN MEMORIAM

IN MEMORIAM

RICHARD ALLAN MIRAU In Loving Memory of

FULL-TIME Personnel required for growing Landscape company. Must have experience in the industry, work well with others and posses a valid D.L. Horticultural training /diploma an asset. Email resume to: acerlandscaping@shaw.ca We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051.

High end furniture store in Nanaimo is looking for a fulltime Sales Associate. If you are ambitious, possess great people skills and have a good attitude, we would like you to bring your resume in and ask for the Store Manager, Robert. You have the ability to work flexible hours and enjoy being part of a dynamic team. Wage with potential of higher earnings with commission. We are willing to train the right person. Accepting resumes daily between 2-4pm. 6421 Applecross Rd, Nanaimo

LOG TRUCK mechanic for Kurt Leroy Trucking LTD. Welding an asset. Ben. inc. To start immed. Campbell River. Fax resume to 250-287-9914.

RECRUITING JOLLY Gentlemen for the 2011 Festive season this is a seasonal position within a retail environment. The applicant must be charismatic, jovial, patient and must be great with kids. Criminal Record Check will be req’d. Please email resume to spotlight@shaw.ca or phone Jacqui 250-714-2555. Deadline Oct 1, 2011.

COMING EVENTS

COMING EVENTS

ENJOY EVERY MOMENT OF EVERY DAY!



At this time of reflection, i I would like to thank all family and friends for the donations and time in preparing a memorial picnic table, which will be placed at Morrell Sanctuary, Richard’s favourite spot to walk the dogs. s Thank you from all of Richard’s Family

At Catalyst Paper, the opportunities are endless. We challenge and reward you to stretch your abilities, improve your personal and career prospects and get ahead. We’re a leading producer of paper and pulp, and the largest producer of specialty printing papers and newsprint in Western North America. Our Crofton division is now accepting résumés for:

Site Protection Officers As you report to the Manager, Material Handling & Distribution, your primary responsibilities will be to support the mill site with: ● first aid services ● overall plant protection ● search and rescue ● first responder services ● fire prevention ● site security. A self-starter who requires minimal supervision and thrives in a fast-paced environment, you bring: ● minimum 3 years’ fire/ industrial experience ● Level 2 First Aid (Level 3 preferred) ● minimum 3 years’ HAZMAT training ● confined space and high-angle rescue experience. If you are looking for a challenge and meet these requirements, please apply online by September 30, 2011 at www.catalystpaper.com/careers.

DRAFT BUDGET MEETING The North Cedar Improvement District will be holding a Draft Budget Meeting ready for discussion at the Committee of the Whole meeting to be held on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the District office. Members of the public are invited to attend. Please advise the office one week in advance if you wish to speak. A draft copy of the District’s 2012 Budget will be available to view at the office prior to the meeting.

Board of Trustees North Cedar Improvement District

Sept. 29, 1967 ~ Sept. 19, 2010 WE MISS YOU. Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like: When loved ones come home, always run to greet them. Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy. Take naps. Stretch before rising. Run, romp and play daily. Thrive on attention and let people touch you. Avoid biting when a simple growl will do. On warm days, stop to lie on your back in the grass. On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree. When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body. Delight in the simple joy of a long walk. Be loyal. Never pretend to be something you’re not. If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it. When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.

Come grow with us.

NANAIMO & DISTRICT HOSPITAL FOUNDATION

Annual General Meeting Thursday, October 6th, 2011 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The Grand Hotel Nanaimo – Emerald Room 4898 Rutherford Road, Nanaimo Please RSVP by Friday September 30th, 2011 (Space is limited) Phone: 250-755-7950 or 1-250-947-8212 Email: nancy@nanaimohospitalfoundation.com “Changes to the By Laws will be presented. Members can obtain copies of proposed changes from the Foundation office at 1021801 Bowen Road, prior to the meeting. All members are authorized to vote.”

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Aboriginal Trades Forum 2011 Tues., Sept. 20th - Wed., Sept. 21st Kamloops Convention Centre, 1250 Rogers Way, Kamloops BC

Who Should Attend?

• Aboriginal people in BC interested in & want to work in Trades • Aboriginals involved in Trades • Employment Counsellors • Social Development Workers • Education Coordinators

Free ation! Registr

For info contact:

Leona McKay Ph: (250) 434-9261 ext 201 Fax: (250) 434-9265 • Cell: (250) 318-3177 Email: tradesforum2011@gmail.com www.shuswapnation.org

Increasing the number of Aboriginal people in Trades!


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Calling All Health Enthusiasts! Raw Food Chefs, Prep Chefs, Juice Bar Servers & Cashiers Required. Power House Living Foods Co. is Nanaimo’s Premier Raw Food & Juice Bar. We believe that eating plant based foods in their natural state provides Pure Energy. Vegan - Pure Natural Juices, Superfoods, Smoothies, Fresh Nut Mylks, and a wide range of Salads, Raw Pizza, Desserts & Energy Bars are among the many items prepared daily.

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The first CCAPP accredited program in BC Online program – 10 months - Class work can be done from home - Constant instructor support - 6 weeks of on-campus labs required We also offer an Online Medical Transcription Program 9 months– starts monthly Financial Aid available for qualified students P.C.T.I.A. accredited college

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We are seeking highly motivated, health conscious individuals, with amazingly positive attitudes who are enthusiastic team players. Knowledge of raw food preparation and juice bar service experience an asset, but not required. Foodsafe is required. If this describes you - send a resume to: Box #350 C/O Nanaimo News Bulletin, 777 Poplar St., Nanaimo, BC, V9S 2H7

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Sunridge Place

A Residential Complex Care facility in Duncan is now hiring staff who are wanting to make a difference in the lives of seniors. Positions available include: - Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist - Rehab Assistant - Recreation Programmer (RT diploma preferred) - Registered Nurse - Licensed Practical Nurse - Resident Care Attendant Please send resume to apply@sunridgeplace.ca Thank you to all applicants for your interest in Sunridge Place, however, only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

HOSPITALITY SMITTY’S RESTAURANT is now hiring a Server + Cook. Cooks wages start at $1214.50/hr. depending on experience. Minimum 2 years kitchen experience in cooking Canadian cuisine especially breakfast. Servers must have Serving It Right, and knowledge of Squirrel. Phone or Fax 250-716-8742 or bring resume to #117-50 10th St, Southgate Mall.

LEGAL LEGAL SECRETARY- F/T position available at Nanaimo family law firm. Send resumes to Box 355, c/o Nanaimo News Bulletin, 777 Poplar St, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 2H7.

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PARTS COUNTER PERSON Experienced parts counter person required for North Island Ford Store. We pay competitive wages and offer benefits package. Email resume to: dlsales@telus.net

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Contact: Travis Carmichael or Barry Clark (250) 756-1132. Email: rtcarmichael@shaw.ca www.royallepage.ca y p g “Join our Team”

CUTASC (CU Technical and Administrative Services Corp.) has an exciting employment opportunity for a Junior System Engineer. CUTASC provides strategic, functional and long-term end-to-end IT solutions to financial institutions. Our core strength is the ability to attract and retain employees with deep IT and business expertise to serve our market as a single focused unified team. Working in our Campbell River office, the successful candidate will be bondable with current Microsoft certifications and/or related experience. Familiarity working in development and server environments, virtualized technologies or networking is an asset. If you are interested in joining our team please submit your cover letter and resume by 6:00 pm on Sept 23 to: jobs@cutasc.com

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ORAL SURGEON’S OFFICE has immediate opening for an Office Assistant/Receptionist. Ideal candidate will possess friendly and professional telephone etiquette. Previous office experience a definite asset. This is a permanent part-time position. After initial training period, anticipated hours will be 3-4 hours daily (MondayFriday) with a start time of 3 pm. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Please forward resume to: kcormons@islandoms.ca by Sept 18/11.

RN’s & LPN’s Bayshore Home Health is currently seeking Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses to support our Pediatric clients in the Ladysmith / Nanaimo area. Pediatric experience is an asset, although we do offer client specific training, Trach / Vent courses and other ongoing training supports. If you are an RN or LPN and love working with children, we would love to hear from you. Interested individuals are encouraged to fax or email resume to: 1-866-686-7435 or email pedsvancouver@bayshore.ca (no hypen)

SALES CENTRA Windows an established, employee-owned organization with great working environment is seeking a Window Sales Representative based in our Nanaimo office. This is an excellent opportunity in an established marketplace, for a motivated and individual. This is a sales position, that includes selling renovation windows. Will train the right person. www.centra.ca Please forward resume to careers@centra.ca

TRADES, TECHNICAL HEAVY Duty Mechanic - Good Mechanical Aptitude - Welding an asset - Rate negotiable Benefits after 3 mths - Travel required - Email or fax resume to goatgroup@shawcable.com or Fax 604-485-6380

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

FINANCIAL SERVICES

EAVESTROUGH

HAULING AND SALVAGE

NEED CASH TODAY?

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

GARY FORTIN’S HAULING. One call does it all. Clean-up and disposal. (250) 618-1413.

PIPE LAYERS & Excavator Operators required at Locar Industries. Minimum 5 years experience. Fax resumes to 250-751-3314.

ART/MUSIC/DANCING ORGAN & KEYBOARD LESSONS: In your own home - on your own instrument! Call Keith Clarke, 250-743-9669

FITNESS & TRAINING

Work & learn 3 days a week bridging to Practical Nurse in less than a year.

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No prior experience necessary. Train 4 days a week. LAST OPPORTUNITY to achieve Practical Nursing in ONE year... 2012 year programs available.

ENROLL ENRO OLL TODAY! September & Oc October ctober for this Program.

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

GARDENING

ACORN HOME SERVICES Home improvements. Repairs. Doors/windows. Custom made arbors, decks, sunrooms, awnings, fences & lots more! Garry, 250-591-7474. www.acornhomeservices.ca

QUALITY YARD CARE Clean-up, lawn & garden maintenance, hedge trimming. Free Estimates. Licenced. (250)616-4286, (250)751-1517

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

ROB’S YARD Work. Reliable, honest. No job too small. Lawn maintenance, hedging, power washing, gutters, haul away. Insured. Free estimates. (250)729-5411

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

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

TREE PRUNING HEDGE/SHRUB MAINTENANCE

COMPUTER SERVICES

ALL YOU NEED IN PRINT AND ONLINE

COMPUTER PRO $25 service call for home or ofďŹ ce. Mobile CertiďŹ ed Technician. Senior’s Discounts. 250-802-1187.

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

JUNK TO THE DUMP. Jobs Big or small, I haul it all! I recycle & donate any useable items to local charities. Call Sean, 250-741-1159. N A N A I M O G A R BAG E . C O M Yard & house clean outs, low trimming. Mulch.250-927-6477

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

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

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Ivan 250-758-0371 HANDYPERSONS OLD FASHIONED HANDYMAN Drywall, tile, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting. Quality work. No HST. Reasonable prices. 250-616-9095.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

AGILE HOME REPAIR & Improvement. Fully insured, interior/exterior repairs and upgrades. Ian 250-714-8800. ALL TRADES- Home updates? Hardwood, Tile, Laminate, Kitchen & Bath Renos. All exterior RooďŹ ng, Siding, Decks & Fencing. References available. 250-722-0131. BLUE OX Home Services. Expert Handyman & Renovation Services: plumbing, electrical, carpentry, drywall, tiling, painting, lawn & garden. Refs avail. Insured. 250-713-4409. BRYAN GRIFFIN CONSTRUCTION experienced in new home construction, home renos, doors & windows , vinyl siding & sofďŹ ts and more. Free estimates. 250-390-2601. HOME RENOVATIONS: Carpentry, kitchens & baths; plumbing, ceramic tile. Free Estimates (250)756-2096.

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

BUILDING SUPPLIES

ACREAGE

APARTMENT/CONDO

SHARED ACCOMMODATION

SUITES, LOWER

SUITES, UPPER

RENOVATE NOW! Expanding or renovating your home/bathroom/kitchen/basement? Roofing & finish carpentry also available. No job too small. Free estimates. Guaranteed/ Insured Richard 250-729-7809

Steel Buildings. Reduced Factory Inventory. 30x36 – Reg $15,850 Now $12,600; 36x58 – Reg $21,900 Now $18,800 48x96 – Reg $48,700 Now $41,900. 81x130 – Reg $121,500 Now $103,900 Source# 1G8 800-964-8335

82.8 ACRES, 300’ lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. www.bchomesforsale.com/ view/lonebutte/ann/

S. NANAIMO Furnished room, $450. inclds utils, cable, internet. Suits mature person. Mandatory SOBER LIVING house. Avail now. Call 250740-0167.

N. NANAIMO: 1bdrm, $750$800, utils incl, shrd laundry, ref’s. Oct. 1. (250)758-8386

NORTH NANAIMO- 2 bdrm upper, lrg lot, deck, 5 appls, great location. $1000 spilt hydro. N/S. Call (250)618-9370.

RENOVATION SPECIALIST: Ticketed Carpenter. Concrete, Decks, siding, stairs, framing, doors, windows, wood & laminate flooring. Free estimates. Kevin, 250-585-4871

IRRIGATION/SPRINKLER SYSTEMS IRRIGATION DOCTOR Installations, Repairs. THE WATER CONSERVATION COMPANY. (250)616-3451

MASONRY & BRICKWORK TOFT’S MASONRY 35 years exp. Specializing in all types of stone, brick work, fireplaces Sven 250-585-3097, 619-0203

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

PAINTING A-ONE PAINTING and Wallpapering. Serving Nanaimo for 28 years . Senior Discount. Free estimates. 250-741-0451 Vancouver Island Painting Interior ~ Exterior FREE ESTIMATES. (250) 667-1189

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

RUBBISH REMOVAL FREE QUOTES, Large Truck: Rubbish Removal, yard waste etc. Same day service, starting $35.- $65/load + disposal fees. Moving, deliveries. Jason, 250-668-6851.

PETS PET CARE SERVICES CAT SITTING: I’ll care for your cherished feline(s) in my clean, quiet, loving home (no cages). Now accepting bookings. 7 day minimum stay. Long term rates available. 250-740-5554

CLASSIFIED ADS WORK! Call 310.3535

FRIENDLY FRANK 5 PACKAGES of 30 Depends adult diapers, size large, $60. call (250)756-2578. 6 SOLID Maple dining room chairs, excellent condition, $99. Call 250-758-0112. BENCH GRINDER. Small 4.5”, $25. (250)468-1688 BOOKCASE $50.585-7509 Child Car Seat: Eddie Bauer Alpha Elite, expiry, Dec 2014. ExCond $65obo 250-729-3881 CITIZEN RADIO Record player, $25. USV turntable, like new, $50. (250)758-2102. COMPUTER ARMOIRE $50. Queen-size pine headboard $25. (250)758-3880. EXTERIOR STEEL Door 30”x76” w/ hardware $30. Hankook P20575R15 all season tires, wheel of caravan (like new)$30. 3 Panes of tempered glass 76”x34” $30. 250754-0104 FITNESS BIKE. Silver, good cond. $50. (250)729-7146. FRIDGE, apartment size. $99. (250)753-1075 GAS MOWER, Yard Machine, 22” cut, 4 HP Briggs & Stratton motor. $80. 250-758-3410. HERMIT CRABS (2), 30 gal tank, lights, lots more. Only $65. (250)755-1160 MEDIUM PET portable kennel, like new, $35. Aluminum ladder, $45. 250-754-0709. RADIOFLYER WAGON for 2 very exc cond $60 ($99 value) 250-619-5629 SHAW CABLE HD cable receiver, $90. (250)754-6670. Stereo System: Yamaha tape deck, Sony CD player, Realistic 100w amp, (2) 500 Watt Speakers, plugs/cords. $98. (250)729-9978 THOMAS ORGAN 2 keyboards w/ bench in A-1 condition $85. 250-754-4987 USED DRILL Press, Gorilla LCN14, works fine, a bit of rust, $89. (250)585-2004. WHITE OVAL kitchen table complete w/4 chairs & leaf. $60 obo. (250)585-7593. WHITE WESTINGHOUSE fridge, 30”Wx6’”Hx25”D, clean, runs well, $99. 250-751-5257.

APARTMENT/CONDOS ✓★FIXER UPPER✓★ Bargains! Lowest Prices! Call for a FREE list.

www.BestDeal Nanaimo.com Coast Realty Group Moving must sell $176,000 OR BEST OFFER. Super 2 bedroom condo. Parking, storage, balcony, new appliances, washer, dryer, shelving. 250-754-2552 sandraketchum@gmail.com

FOR SALE BY OWNER SUBSTANTIAL INCOME on 5.89 acres. 2 Fantastic homes + commercial size shop + 3 bdrm carriage house + 3 bdrm mobile with family room, + approx. 4 acres fenced pasture. Min. to Qualicum and Parksville. 1st home: 4 bdrm, 3 full bath, heat pump, garage. 2nd home: 2 story, 3 bdrm, bonus playroom, huge storage. Wood stoves in each. Great tenants wish to remain. Pictures on Kijiji, ad#309669692 250-951-9962. Email: infoplace@shaw.ca

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The Nanaimo Clippers found themselves in a bit of a battle game and were able to respond. The city’s B.C. Hockey League team tied the Cowichan Valley Capitals 2-2 on Wednesday night at Frank Crane Arena to run its preseason record to 1-1-1. The Caps held a 2-1 lead after the first period and the game stayed that way until just over a minute left, when defenceman Graeme McCormack’s shot from the point on the power play found the twine. The teams weren’t able to settle matters over two overtime periods. “There’s some good things that we can pull out of the game. Down the stretch we battled,” said McCormack. “We killed a lot of penalties and we got the late goal.” Ryan Hunter, who scored Nanaimo’s other goal, said his team “really battled” over the last few minutes of the game. “But we have to bring that intensity for the full game and not be in

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Nanaimo Clippers forward Brendan Taylor breaks in on Cowichan Valley Capitals goaltender Jackson Jane on a penalty shot late in double overtime of Wednesday night’s B.C. Hockey League pre-season game at Frank Crane Arena. Taylor was stopped on the play as the Clips and Caps settled for a 2-2 tie.

that situation trying to climb our way back at the end of the game,” he said. Billy Faust played his second-straight full game in goal for the Clippers, making 40-plus saves. The team’s other

goalie, Chris Eiserman, was slated to get the start in Friday’s game against the Victoria Grizzlies, played after press time. The Clips and Grizz play again tonight (Sept. 17) in Sooke in the last preseason game.

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“With the systems that are being instilled into us, we’ve got to really bear down on it,” McCormack said. “We can use these games to start the foundations of all the things that we want to do in the season.”

GAME ON … The Clippers start the regular season with road games ag ainst the Powell River Kings Sept 23-24. The home opener for the Clippers is Sept. 30 when the Capitals visit Frank Crane Arena. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

VIU Mariners set to take on fiercest rivals The Mariners’ first home game might turn out to be the best one of the whole season. Vancouver Island University’s soccer teams play their home openers today (Sept. 17) at Mariner Field against the Douglas Royals, then host the Kwantlen Eagles tomorrow. T h e we e ke n d ’s h e a d l i n e matchup is today’s 3 p.m. tilt between the VIU men and their rivals from Douglas. “They’re always going to be very, very talented and for the last two years, they’ve been our No. 1 rivals in the B.C. conference,” said Chris Arnett, VIU veteran. Two seasons ago, the Royals defeated the Mariners in the B.C. championship game. Last season the teams battled at the top of the table all autumn, though the Royals were upset at provincials before getting a chance to face the M’s. Today, the Mariners (1-0) go into the game with an edge over the Royals (0-1-1) after the visitors suffered an uncharacteristic winless opening weekend. “They’re going to be a strong team,” said Jared Stephens, one of VIU’s team captains. “I don’t think last week’s really indicative of where they’re at right now.” Bill Merriman, VIU coach, said Douglas has a lot of new players who will be better in Week 2 of the Pacific Western Athletic Association schedule. “They’re going to have a whole week of solid training and I think they’ll still end up being one of the best teams in the country,” Merriman said. ◆ See ‘GAME’ /26


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V.I. Raiders aim to lasso Broncos

United excited to start

The V.I. Raiders were able to jump right back into mid-season form last weekend, but now they need to keep it going. Nanaimo’s Canadian Junior Football League team blew out the Westshore Rebels 52-8 last game in what they hope will be a tonesetter for the fall. “It’s good to start this way again and keep it rolling in the second half through to the playoffs,” said Andrew Smith, Raiders receiver. “It’s exciting to think of what’s coming up.” The V.I. team will try to look ahead without overlooking the next few opponents. Tonight (Sept.

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17) the Raiders have a game to play as they face the Kamloops Broncos in the desert. “We’ve been preaching it all year – it’s not about who we’re playing next, it’s about us,” said Tremaine Apperley, Raiders cornerback. “We’ve just got to work on doing the little things to get better for the games that count in the playoffs.” GAME ON … The Raiders and the Broncos play at 7 p.m. and the game will be webcast live at www. viraiders.ca. Next home action for the Raiders will be Sept. 24, when the Chilliwack Huskers visit Caledonia Park for a 2 p.m. game.

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Nanaimo United soccer player Jon McKenzie looks to pass the ball during a friendly against Cowichan earlier this month at Merle Logan Field.

“Even now we’re setting rosters,” said Davison, a few days before game day. “[We’ve] given lots of time for guys to show up and state their purpose.” For the players who will suit up for the Div. 1 side, there are great rewards for making the team – as the season goes on they will get to play games against the VISL’s many storied clubs, such as Gorge and Sooke Celtic. “It’s going to be mind-blowing for some of them,” Davison said. United’s youth might be a positive in those games, Adams said. Since some youngsters don’t know what it’s like to play those premier teams, they don’t know to be intimidated. “There’s lots of kids that are willing to prove themselves and they’re 100 per cent gung ho, full of energy,” Adams said. The captain likes the team’s

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The Nanaimo United Div. 1 men have readied themselves the best they can. Now they can’t wait to see how the season will unfold. The city’s premier Vancouver Island Soccer League team begins a new season tonight (Sept. 17) with a road game in Victoria against Juan de Fuca. “I’m not really sure what to expect,” said Andrew Adams, team captain. “I know we’ll give everything we have.” There is a sense of unknown because this year’s team is basically playing as a group for the first time. The coach said it’s a mix of returning Div. 1 players, Div. 2 players who helped that team earn promotion last season, graduates of the U21 program and a few current U21 standouts. “As with any new task, it’s initally quite a big step for them,” said Scott Davison, the new coach of Div. 1 United. “I anticipate there will be some hardships, there will be some question marks at points, but I’m sure they’ll rise to the occasion. They want to, so that’s the important part.” All the United men trained as one group throughout the summer, with no real differentiation from the Div. 1 guys to the U21 guys.

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pace, he said, but said the young players will learn that there’s more to the men’s game than just foot speed. “Every tackle’s a battle,” Adams said. “Everyone goes in 100 per cent, there’s no just sticking a foot in. There can be some big tackles that they’re not used to.” Davison said he expects his team to play hard, since he sees a “great deal of desire” within the United club. They want to play, they want to play well and they want to win. “At this level, they are totally success-oriented,” the coach said. GAME ON … The first home game for United’s Div. 1 men will be Sept. 24 against Victoria West at 7 p.m. at Merle Logan Field. Please look for a preview of the home opener next week in the News Bulletin. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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Game may become ‘backyard rumble’ ◆ From /24 Playing against some new opponents, VIU’s Chris Arnett said his team will just need to force its own game against Douglas. “We can’t really think about who they’re going to have, we just need to focus on what we’ve got and what we can bring to the table,” he said. “And it should be enough to take them down.” M’s players said games against the Royals are as intense as it gets. “It’s a bit of a backyard rumble, I guess you could say,” Arnett said. The men play today (Sept. 17) at 3 p.m. They are back on the pitch at Mariner Field on Sunday (Sept. 18) for a 2 p.m. game against the Kwantlen Eagles.

Early season brings unknowns for VIU women’s soccer team Vancouver Island University’s women’s soccer team also has a potentially tricky weekend of soccer ahead. The lady M’s face the Douglas Royals women today (Sept. 17) at 1 p.m. at Mariner Field, then host the Kwantlen Eagles Sunday at noon. M’s coach Anup Kang thinks the Royals might be susceptible defensively, but said the Eagles play a defensive style of soccer that could be tough to crack. VIU player Caity Genereaux said her team has had its share of troubles against Kwantlen in recent seasons, but 2011 is a new year. “A lot of the teams in our league right now are pretty equal,” she said. “Everyone has their bad days and their good days. There were some results [last] weekend that were quite odd, so you never know.” sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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Youths deserve top marks for exploits Holidays are done and summer will be officially over within the next week. So it’s back into routine for the Thorpe Report, and also for all students attending local schools. That being the case, we look back this week to acknowledge students who earned top athletic awards from Nanaimo and district secondary schools at the end of last school year… Named as outstanding athletes of the year at Dover Bay Secondary were Grade 8 students Callum Montgomery, Thomas Oxland, Peter Oxland and Faye Tuck. From Grade 9, winners were Andrew de Groot, Robbie Calvin and Emily Shires. Top Grade 10 athletes were Garrett Dunlop, Michael Pereira, Kendra Stoner, Gabby Jeffrey, Carlena Chahley and McKenzie Nicks. From Grade 11, male athlete of the year was Jon Bethell, with the top female athlete award shared by Mari Kondoh, Grace Tuck and Jamie Bassett. Jason McKee-Fortin was chosen as the top Grade 12 athlete for boys while the Grade 12 girls’ honour was shared by Katie Van Hest and

Cass Knievel. Other Katie Kennedy and athletic awards prethe Academic Athlete sented at Dover Bay of the Year was Jorsaw Chris Erickson, dyn Hrenyk. Nathan Valsangkar Chosen as athletes and Emma Hsueh of the year from receive the Neal Woodlands SecondMcCormick Athary last June were letic Spirit Award. Imaan Gill from The Bruce Mitchell Grade 8 girls, Zack Athletic Leadership Williams for Grade Award went to Hanna 8 boys, Darby CroScott. nan for junior girls, Over at WellingAaron Halsall for ton Secondary, that junior boys, Katherschool’s year-end ine Coupland from athletic senior girls banquet and Theo THORPE saw Deryn Stewart REPORT Davies, for senior Emily boys. The Ian Thorpe Rickson Sandra Columnist and Charlie Brown Andrews Memorial recognized Award was as top presented Grade 8 to student athletes of Emma the year, Seward with Grade and volun9 winners teer coach being Vicky Brown Wes Pascoe. and Nicolas KlaasAthlete of the year sen. Outstanding awards handed out athlete among junior at Nanaimo District girls was Julie Zhao, Secondary School with Eric Lam and last year saw Casey Aaron Copley getAnderson named as ting awards as junior top Grade 8 female boys. From Grade while Tyus Barfoot 11, winners were won as top Grade 8 Emma Stewart-Clark male athlete. Jordyn and Kyungjin Han. Taylor was the junior Nathan Brown, Garafemale athlete of line Tom and Jordyn the year and Owen Hrenyk were named Simpson the junior as Wellington’s male winner. Top senior athletes of the senior female athlete year. As well, Coach’s at NDSS was Leigh Awards were given to Richardson with the Sheldon Daynes and senior male award

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going to Forrest Simpson. From John Barsby Community Secondary School, Cole Smith and Deonya Calori were selected as outstanding Grade 8 male and female athletes, while Kyle Vollet and Taylor Sampson were honoured at the junior level. Jenna Keen was the outstanding senior female athlete and Nate Tellier the outstanding senior male athlete. Named as top all-around athlete for the year at Barsby was Jordan Kuziek. Amanda Little and Nathan Tellier were chosen as co-recipients of the Marty Cross Athletics Citizenship Award. Athletic awards presented this past year at Cedar Secondary included honours to Kelsey Hutt as top Grade 8 female athlete and Adam Taylor as top Grade 8 male athlete. At the junior level, top female athlete was Alexa Ellis and top male athlete Braxton Clark. Alicia Stone was the winner for senior female athlete of the year, with Tom Bradley and Non Hozempa sharing honours as top senior male athletes from the school. Down at Ladysmith

Secondary, top athletic awards went to Mandy Kotylak, Aliyah Griffin, Sydney Jordan, Kaylie McKinley, Dayna Bell and Kerys Malli for volleyball. Recognized from basketball were Nic Hayton, Tanner Gresmak, Ronal Finnegan and Ryan Smith. Dallas Jones was chosen from golf and Cheyenne Sykes from cross country. Rugby recipients were Cameron Hall, Mike Needham and Jeannine Fong, with Kerys Malli and Christie Mah named from soccer. The Physical Education Department Award was presented to Andrew Freundlich. Congratulations to all award winners and my thanks to contacts such as David Nelson, Patty Taylor, Debbie Sywak, Josie Webb, Robyn Gray, Dave Travers, Rick Hart, Bill Rounis and Robert Hoban for passing along information from their respective schools. Whatever your sport, a reminder in closing to play your hardest, play fair, and show good sportsmanship. ◆ Ian Thorpe writes about sports Saturdays.

Sports hall makes inductions The Nanaimo Sports Hall of Fame keeps getting better with each class of inductees. Today (Sept. 17), four more names will be added to the hall at the Nanaimo Museum – wheelchair athlete M i ch e l l e S t i lwe l l , parks and rec builder Larry McNabb, hockey

player Alan Hill and soccer player Ernest “Fat” Edmunds. The induction ceremony is from 1-3 p.m. following a private luncheon for inductees and their families and friends. The museum is located in the Port of Nanaimo Centre.

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CALENDAR ◆ Sept. 17 - B.C. Colleges’ Athletic Association soccer. VIU vs. Douglas. Mariner Field. Women, 1 p.m.; men, 3 p.m. ◆ Sept. 17 - B.C. Rugby Union Island First Division. Nanaimo vs. Port Alberni. May Richards Bennett Pioneer Park, 1 p.m. ◆ Sept. 18 - B.C. Colleges’ Athletic Association soccer. VIU vs. Kwantlen. Mariner Field. Women, noon; men, 2 p.m. ◆ Sept. 18 - Vancouver Mainland Football League. Nanaimo Redmen vs. Burnaby Lions. Pioneer Park, 1 p.m. ◆ Sept. 23 - B.C. High School Football exhibition. Barsby Bulldogs vs. Belmont. Canem Field, John Barsby Community Secondary School, 1:45 p.m. ◆ Sept. 23 - B.C. High School Football exhibition. Nanaimo District Islanders vs. G.P P. Vanier. NDSS field, 1:45 p.m.

Academy offers kids alternative There are more places to play soccer than ever in Nanaimo, and one little association is doing its part to get kids in the game. The Central Island Youth Soccer Academy is starting its second season in the area. The development program serves kids at the U10-U15 levels, offering six or more hours a week of training and games. Nick Brandstaetter, a CIYSA director, said the academy welcomes any players, but caters to the kids who are “passionate and dedicated” to the game. “The idea is to bring in players that want to go to that next level,” said Andy Pomeroy, coach of the academy. “You’re committing to six hours a week, right?” The CIYSA is nonprofit and positions itself as a more affordable soccer option.

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BCCAA changes to PacWest The B.C. Colleges’ Athletic Association is building a new brand. The college sports body has changed its name to the Pacific Western Athletic Association, or PacWest for short. “We feel the PacWest name does an excellent job of identifying who we are and what we do and will give us a significant advantage as we implement our marketing plans,” said Bruce Hunter, PacWest president, in a press release. “[The] name and logo will soon be synonymous with athletic excellence in Canada.” Vancouver Island University’s eight sports teams all compete in PacWest.

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