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Nanaimo men represent Canada at Agent Orange conference in Vietnam Young, 63, served with the Royal Canadian Regiment at Gagetown in 1972, Two Nanaimo men are and said the government heading to Vietnam as had by then switched to guest speakers at the Inter- spraying Agent White, national Conference of Vic- which contained hexachlorobenzene, another contims of Agent Orange. Ken Young and Kelly taminant. “When you F r a n k l i n we r e talk about Agent both exposed to Orange or Agent defoliant chemiW h i t e, yo u ’ re cals during sprayt a l k i n g ab o u t ing at Canadian a variety of Forces Base Gagrainbow chemie t ow n i n N ew cals used on Brunswick. the jungle foliAgent Orange age in Vietnam is a defoliant and to destroy known for its use food crops,” said to destroy dense YOUNG Young. “Most vicforests during tims of rainbow the Vietnam War. chemicals refer The mixture conto them as Agent tained equal parts Orange because of chemicals 2,4-D it is the most and 2,4,5-T. During infamous.” the 1970s, veterans retur ning from Both men are Vietnam began to members of the report skin rashes, Agent Orange cancer, psychoAssociation of logical symptoms, Canada B.C. chapbirth defects and ter, and will join FRANKLIN handicaps in their victims, social children, and other activists and scihealth problems. entists from various coun“My father was posted tries at the conference Monto Gagetown in 1958 and day and Tuesday (Aug. 8-9) we lived there until 1964,” in Hanoi, marking the 50th said Franklin, 54. “We anniversary of the first were there for some of the spraying of Agent Orange heaviest spraying of Agent by U.S. forces in Vietnam. Orange.” ◆ See ‘PAIR’ /6

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Artist Yvonne Vander Kooi created a community art project in Pawson Park as part of a revitalization effort that has helped neighbourhood residents make their mark on the space and feel a sense of ownership.

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Residents and city parks crews spent months working to breathe new life into Pawson Park with art, a playground, washrooms, fencing and garden beds. A celebration takes place today (Aug. 4) from 4-7 p.m.

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Nanaimo RCMP are searching for a white male in his 40s following the robbery of the Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel Tuesday. The suspect jumped over the hotel’s front desk at 4:15 p.m., stole an undisclosed amount of money and fled on foot toward the Pearson Bridge. The suspect is described as six feet tall, clean shaven with a slim build. He was wearing a grey, long-sleeved pullover sweater, khaki shorts, brown hiking boots, a grey, flat-brimmed hat and sunglasses. Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Enhanced information sharing between health and police officials in emergency situations is one of five recommendations from a coroner’s inquest into the death of Jeffrey Scott Hughes. Hughes, 48, was shot by RCMP on Oct. 23, 2009 after they responded to a noise complaint at his apartment building on Selby Street. The purpose of the inquest, which took place July 25-29 in B.C. Supreme Court in Nanaimo, was to determine how, when, where and by what means Hughes died and make recommendations to prevent future loss of life in similar circumstances. The jury issued five recommendations, the first of which is to develop a 24-hour link between health and police officials to share mental health information. Evidence given during the fiveday inquest revealed that police were initially unsuccessful in obtaining any mental health information on Hughes from staff at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and then only the detail that Hughes was noted as violent and high risk. The Vancouver Island Health Authority’s crisis response team

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RCMP officers respond in the wake of the Oct. 23, 2009 shooting death of Jeffrey Scott Hughes, 48. A coroner’s inquest into the police shooting fatality took place in Nanaimo last week and made five recommendations.

in Nanaimo was unavailable at the time – the police confrontation with Hughes happened about an hour before the team came on duty – and didn’t respond until after Hughes was shot. On Friday, Kelly Reid, director of mental health and addictions services with VIHA, testified that while health officials and the RCMP in Nanaimo have a close relationship already, both parties

need to continue to strengthen that bond. Health officials have to balance a patient’s right to confidentiality with the need to provide information during emergency situations, said Reid. The health authority has a policy and procedure that covers sharing information when there is an imminent risk to the health and safety of staff or the general public, he added.

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Court proceeding reveals details of 2009 fatal shooting BY JENN McGARRIGLE THE NEWS BULLETIN

The coroner’s inquest last week was the public’s first chance to hear details surrounding the shooting of Jeffrey Scott Hughes. Hughes died on Oct. 23, 2009, but testimony from friends, neighbours and police officers on the scene revealed – despite some inconsistencies – that problems at his apartment complex started the evening before. Noisy partying in a nearby apartment unit angered Hughes and he was punched early on the morning of his death, possibly around 4 a.m., while approaching the noisy suite.

Some time after being punched, Hughes turned his music up loud and the apartment manager called the police at about 5:30 a.m. Police responded and were told by the apartment manager that Hughes was a schizophrenic who kept knives in the apartment. The two responding officers, one of whom was finishing his first shift that morning, called another officer before knocking on Hughes’s door, at which time Hughes responded with threats that led police to believe he had a weapon. As the situation progressed and threats continued, more backup was called, including the emergency response team. An attempt

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to get mental health information on Hughes was initially unsuccessful. While waiting for the emergency response team to show up, Hughes came out of his apartment with what police believed was a gun. It was later revealed to be a flare gun. He went back into the apartment, but came out again shortly before 7 a.m., then walked down the hallway of his complex with his arms raised and the flare gun out in front of him. Four of the officers fired on him while he was heading up the driveway of his apartment complex towards Selby Street. Between 18 and 20 bullets were

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Reid called a 24-hour link between health and police officials a “positive step” and said that it might be just a matter of clarifying structure and protocols for information sharing, since health staff with access to information are already available around the clock. Staff Sgt. Keith Lindner with the Victoria Police, who was in charge of the investigation into the Hughes shooting, said police access to mental health information is crucial and Victoria has an integrated mobile crisis response team that includes a police officer as well as health authority staff. The inquest jury also recommends that: police reports of incidents should be completed in a more timely fashion to reduce inconsistencies; police should be provided with audio and visual equipment so that courts have “real evidence” of critical incidents; and having emergency response team members and negotiators on each police watch – ERT members had to be paged from home and RCMP dispatch was unable to get in touch with negotiators. The fifth recommendation is an expression of support for Bill 12, which proposes to create an independent, civilian-led office to conduct criminal investigations into incidents that involve B.C. police officers and result in death or serious harm.

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Two employees of Zorkin Insurance Brokers were threatened at knifepoint and sprayed with fire extinguisher retardant during an armed robbery Saturday. A man entered Zorkin’s Terminal Park Mall office on Estevan Road shortly before 5 p.m. and poked a knife into a female employee’s back, demanding money. The employee gave the suspect some cash, but he began making stabbing motions, demanding more money. The suspect had also brought a fire extinguisher with him, and when a second employee entered the office, he sprayed both women with fire retardant and fled on foot toward Stewart Avenue. The suspect was wearing a faded-green hoodie, lightcoloured pants and a baseball cap. He is described as mid30s, 5’8”, slim build and scruffy looking. Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www. nanaimocrimestoppers.com.

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Residents returning to Pawson Park BY RACHEL STERN THE NEWS BULLETIN

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anaimo’s old city area residents are reclaiming their neighbourhood park and creating a sense of ownership with renovations and a community art project. Renovations to Pawson Park, located at the corner of Franklyn and Machleary streets, began in early spring. The City of Nanaimo consulted with neighbourhood residents and invited Yvonne Vander Kooi to become an ‘artist in residence’. Residents are celebrating Phase 1 of the park revitalization today (Aug. 4) from 4-7 p.m. The Nanaimo Old City Association also hosts an event Aug. 11 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. T h e p ro j e c t h a s engaged the neigh-

bourhood and residents now feel more invested in the space and recognized by the city, Vander Kooi said. She began her project, painting a mural on the washroom and storage building, in early July. She gathered community stories and incorporated them into her art piece. She wanted residents to have more connection to the renovated space and invited them to help create art pieces, adhering to a flora and fauna theme. “It’s been a brilliant project to be involved in. It’s been a real privilege,” said Vander Kooi. The $70,000 revitalization project was covered through the city’s capital plan. Upgrades include removing an old wading pool, renovating the washrooms, creating more storage for parks and recreation summer drop-in

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Veronica Buck and her daughter Sessaly, 9, said renovations to Pawson Park have created an inviting, positive space now used frequently by neighbourhood residents.

programs, creating a community garden, planting grass, installing new playground equipment and making it wheelchair accessible. Area resident Veronica Buck said the transformation has restored the community feel and made the park functional.

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“It’s just a real blessing now. It’s really heartening to see this happening,” said Buck. “It is now becoming an exceptional park. It’s inviting positive attitudes and inviting positive input.” Prior to the renovations, there was graffiti and parents would find used needles and condoms, Buck said. But now there are always people using the park and those elements are being eliminated.

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Whenever she goes past, she sees families using the park, she said. Doug Creba, a Nanaimo Old City Association director, said when people use the park, it becomes a more comfortable and safe place. “Public space is only valuable when people use it,” he said. With accessibility issues addressed, the park is attracting people from different generations. Jeff Ritchie, senior manager of parks and civic facilities for the city, said because the park is across from Malaspina Gardens and wheelchair accessible, it’s becoming an inter-generational space. “It’s a big improvement from what was there. It’s a real amenity for the neighbourhood,” he said. The Nanaimo Old City Association picnic and barbecue is Thursday from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

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Biological station earns national event honours BY TOBY GORMAN THE NEWS BULLETIN

It’s taken some time, but Nanaimo’s Pacific Biological Station is now considered a national historic event. Federal Environment Minister Peter Kent made the site designation last week. Chris Sholberg, Nanaimo’s heritage planner, and Ted Perry, director of marine ecosystems and aquaculture division for Fisheries and Oceans Canada, now retired, made a submission for nomination in 2008 during the station’s 100th anniversary. The Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada recommended the designation in 2009. “We were advised by the government that there was room for additional site recognition under the national historic site program in this area,” said Sholberg. “After looking at a few possible sites the city’s heritage commission focused in on the Pacific Biological Station as a good candidate and together with the PBS we made a joint submission.” The station’s sister facility, St. Andrew’s Biological Station in New Brunswick, was also declared a national historic event in the same decision. “The idea was to recognize the history of the science at the facility more than the bricks and mortar of the site, which is why it’s an event,” said Sholberg. “A number of the scientists that have worked there have received the Order of Can-

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Man pleads guilty to uttering threats A Nanaimo man will spend 30 days in jail for uttering threats at the Palace Hotel Saturday. Around 1 a.m., employees at the Skinner Street bar received complaints that a man was brandishing an X-acto knife on the dance floor. The man allegedly threatened to “slit the throats” of staff members when he was asked to leave.

He left the bar and threw the knife away. Police arrested the man and a search turned up the knife. Robert William Danard, 51, pleaded guilty to uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm in Nanaimo provincial court Tuesday. He is prohibited from carrying firearms or any type of weapon for five years.

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ada and the work that is done there is something for us as a community to be proud of.” According to minutes from a July 2009 meeting of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, PBS was selected because: it is the first fisheries research institution in the country, established in 1908; it provided necessary facilities for Canada’s foremost fisheries scientists, including William E. Ricker and A.G. Huntsman, to pursue research and allow Canada to become a leader in fishery and aquatic research; and research at PBS was pivotal in advancing the study of commercial fish population dynamics and spawning characteristics. The board also determined work at the station also greatly increased knowledge of the distribution of salmon stocks and

put Canada at the forefront of Pacific fisheries science. In 2008, during the station’s centennial celebrations, the city’s heritage department also recognized the facility with a ceremony and plaque presentation to acknowledge the important role PBS has played in Nanaimo. Currently, the PBS is home to more than 200 scientists, technicians, support staff and ships crews. There are 22 structures on site including a four-storey office and wet lab, specialty storage, freezers and salt water pumping stations. The station is located on the north shore of Departure Bay and is accessible off Hammond Bay Road. A ceremony and plaque presentation will officially take place to commemorate the designation in about 18 months. reporter2@nanaimobulletin.com

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If your census questionnaire is still sitting in a pile of papers on the kitchen counter, don’t be surprised to imminently see a Statistics Canada enumerator at your door, reminding you to fill it out. Last week marked a soft deadline for enumerators to remind as many people as they can, but if you’ve ignored previous reminders, one last one is on the way. “Those who have not yet completed will get another letter from the chief statistician stipulating the importance and legal obligations of completing the census,” said Peter Liang, census spokesman for B.C.

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◆ From /1 Young hopes the conference allows him to tell his story and leads to an exchange of ideas. “We just want to compare notes and show a little bit of solidarity between victims,” he said. “Nobody seems to know that somebody else went through something similar. The Vietnamese don’t know what we went through at Gagetown.” Franklin plans to talk about what he calls a coverup by the producers of Agent Orange. “Producers of Agent Orange made it their business not to let people know about this poison and side effects like birth defects and ruined immune systems,” he said. “There are people in Ontario who don’t know how much was sprayed on them. To me, that’s a coverup.”

Young and Franklin were also invited to stay a week longer in Vietnam to visit other Agent Orange associations in Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang. “Da Nang is considered one of the world’s hot spots for contamination,” said Franklin. “In my opinion, Gagetown would be very close to Da Nang.” The two hope their trip to Southeast Asia will provide some insight into Canada’s role in the spraying of Agent Orange in Vietnam, as well as its effects on those exposed at Gagetown. “We are being treated worse by the Canadian government than the U.S. treated the Vietnamese,” said Franklin. news@nanaimobulletin.com

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Stained bank notes from a July 11 robbery in Okanagan Falls have surfaced at businesses on Vancouver Island, including Nanaimo. The bills are from an ATM robbery during which a stolen Bobcat was used to rip off the front doors to an IGA market. Surveillance cameras showed the Bobcat loading the ATM into a van, which was later recovered with the remains of the money machine. Paint exploded from within the ATM, staining the stolen money. Suspects are using the bills at coin-operated car washes, gas stations and vending machines where they can easily be converted into change. Two men, caught on surveillance cameras, exchanged $900 for $1 and $2 coins July 26 at the Northfield Road Esso gas station. The station operator discovered the fraud when he later emptied the machine and found the stained bills. About $800 in $20 bills was also exchanged for loonies July 25 at Victoria General Hospital, while a male entered a Victoria Mid Island Co-op gas bar and purchased $820 in gift cards using $20 bills. On July 27, a bank in Duncan received more than $2,000 in stained money from a local gas station. Two men suspected of the crimes might be driving an older model Lincoln. They are white, in their 20s or 30s and about 5’10” with short brown hair. Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or go online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.

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“The dressing up is pretty fun, being able to play someone else,” Jesse said. His father is expecting lots of mosquitos and a range of weather conditions. “Every once in a while, people need to experience a bit of discomfort to be able to appreciate what they have,” said MacIntosh. One concession the group will make to modern times is placing geocaches along the route so that GPS enthusiasts can retrace their footsteps. The group will also post to Tracebook, a heritage-minded social media initiative jointly sponsored by Barkerville Historic Town and the New Pathways to Gold Society. The ride is a partnership between the New Pathways to Gold Society, Barkerville Historic Town, the R.E. Living History Group, Aboriginal Tourism B.C. and the District of Wells. It will be filmed by JPS Media Works of Vancouver.

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its founding in 1858. The group will sleep in canvas tents and eat simple foods that would have been available 150 years ago, such as oatmeal, bannock and smoked meats. “If someone were to inadvertently walk into the camp, they would be transported back to 1860,” said MacIntosh. “That’s the idea, to try to bring history a little bit more alive so it’s not stuck in a museum. It brings more of the human side of things.” MacIntosh got interested in historical re-enactments after a Grade 4 field trip to Fort Langley National Historical Site. He’s participated in numerous reenactments along with his son and daughter over the years – he and Jesse just finished camping out for four days at Fort Langley, posing as trappers. The pair plan to camp at Barkerville after the horseback trip, still in their period costume.

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Information sharing crucial Whether Mounties having quicker access to information regarding the mental health of Jeffrey Scott Hughes could have prevented his death can never be known. The fact is that when officers responded to a noise complaint on Oct. 23, 2009, and found an obviously troubled Hughes uttering threats and later brandishing what appeared to be a handgun, they could not immediately get information about his QUICK mental health background. ACCESS The escalating events to mental that ensued ultimately led health details to Hughes’s death. could prevent While knowing more future crises. about Hughes’s troubled past might not have been enough to prevent his death that day, the recommendation of the coroner’s jury that such information sharing be enhanced is of utmost importance. The job of a police officer is far more than catching criminals and handing out speeding tickets. Police are asked to play countless and varied roles every day. The types of calls and complaints to which they respond are numerous, each requiring a different set of skills and expertise. Perhaps chief among those skills is the ability to respond appropriately to mental health issues – many of the people with whom police come in contact are dealing with some form of mental health difficulty. Police are often, by default, front-line mental health workers. While many of those complaints are not criminal, they often require police assistance to diffuse the situation, after which health professionals take the reins. As such, it is vital that mental health professionals and police have a integral communication link. That information could well prove crucial in preventing critical situations.

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Green Party gets lost in the static Organization has listed radioThe election of Elizabeth May frequency waves as a possible as Canada’s first-ever Green Party carcinogen. Radio waves such as MP was supposed to be a breakthose generated by cellphones and through for environmental issues. wireless routers were moved to a Finally embraced by voters in classification called 2B, which also the organic farming region of includes such volatile substances Saanich-Gulf Islands, May was as pickled vegetables. given a mandate to change the What this actually means is that political conversation about sushealth effects can’t be ruled out. tainable development, climate It’s impossible to prove change and pollution. that something’s imposThe breakthrough B.C. sible. But after many might even translate years of study, the eviVIEWS to the provincial level, dence that cellphones where Jane Sterk is the Tom Fletcher and such devices cause latest of a line of B.C. Black Press illness remains at zero. Green leaders to toil in With May alongside, obscurity. Sterk called a news It’s too bad they both conference last week threw away their scito demand a halt to entific credibility last B.C. Hydro’s smart week, by chiming in meter program. The with the tiny tinfoilfirst question from a hat movement and its reporter was, why are trumped-up opposition you reversing the B.C. Greens’ 2009 to B.C. Hydro’s transition to wireelection platform, which called less meters. for installation of smart meters May got the tinfoil ball rolling by 2012, followed by imposition of by decrying the use of wireless time-of-use pricing to reduce conInternet. It might be contributsumption? ing to bee colony collapse, she Sterk expressed surprise, apparmused on Twitter, to much ridiently having forgotten her own cule. Apparently she believes that position from only two years ago. using a computer connected by a Political credibility takes years to wire keeps her free from the radio build but only seconds to destroy. waves that surround us all. They I attended the B.C. Green Party’s are generated not only by comput2007 leadership convention at ers, cellphones and smart meters, which Sterk was elected. It came but all sources of light, including the infrared light that accompanies after a long and divisive debate over whether cellphones could be body heat. used at the meeting. They were May then cited the much-hyped finally allowed, but this ‘issue’ revelation that the World Health

apparently took up more time than any policy discussion. Why is B.C. Hydro putting in smart meters? First, mechanical meters are obsolete and soon won’t be available. Second, B.C. is about twice as big as Germany. Finding, let alone fixing damaged power lines is a monumental task. A smart grid (much more than just digital meters) is not only selfassessing, it can be made self-healing, rerouting power to blacked-out areas when weather, transformer failure or crashes cut power. Do smart meters continuously communicate with a ‘mother ship’ as some claim? Do they record when you get up at night to pee? No and no. These are the kinds of nonsense claims that surround the smart meter issue. B.C. Hydro says four to six transmissions from a smart meter to a local hub each day amount to about a minute in total. Radio wave exposure is equivalent to a half-hour cellphone call every 20 years. The British National Cancer Institute just published an extensive study of children with brain tumours and exposure to cellphones. Like previous studies, it found no correlation. Somebody should send a postcard to the Green Party and tell them. ◆ Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca twitter.com/tomfletcherbc

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Economic problems deferred To the Editor, Ever wonder what happened to our grandparents’ approach of saving money and living within your means? Keynesian economics may be the answer. Keynesian economics was developed by a mathematician in the 1930s and it held that “excessive personal saving” was a serious problem and that personal and government spending was a good thing. It drove Western industrialization until the 1980s monetarist system, a revamped Keynesian theory, replaced it. In the 1960s, the B.C. government had no debt. By 2000-01, total debt was $33.7

billion and by 2013, it will be $55.8 billion. In 1970, Canada’s total debt was $20 billion, by 2008-09, it was $460 billion and by 2010-11, it will be $568 billion. B.C. has the highest personal debt to income ratio in Canada (160 per cent) and we have a negative savings rate. B.C. residents are officially the most vulnerable citizens in Canada to interest rate increases. Canadian’s personal debt to income ratio is on average 127 per cent and growing. When we look across the border and see our poor neighbours in an economic crisis, do we ask ourselves

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if our similar collective spend-no-save approach is working, is it sustainable and could their crisis be an ominous snapshot of our future? There may be proxy indicators found in terms like recession, stagflation, inflation, debt ceilings, hegemony, bankruptcies, unemployment, deficit bud-

gets, corporate crime, urban decay and social economic inequality. Keynesianism has had a tremendous influence on our spending habits; it has influenced our perception of need, moved us away from saving, and licensed government control and spending of money, while ignoring that domestic saving could actually control inflation. We loved this model because it allowed us to buy what we could not afford, have services we did not want to pay for and defer the solutions to our children. Ron Heusen Nanaimo

To the Editor, Re: Current rep serving only second term, Letters, July 30. Mike Hunter’s letter is a dandy illustration of ‘carping’ and ‘negativism’, behaviours he attributes to Leonard Krog; his own tenure in office was marked by his microscopic record of real accomplishment. Krog, on the other hand, is a very hard working representative who takes both his constituency responsibilities and role as a critic in the loyal Opposition and distinguishes himself. What a contrast. Peter Cruise Nanaimo

City’s revitalization an ongoing process To the Editor, Re: Revitalized downtown still requiring money, Letters, July 26. If the downtown is revitalized already, why are there so many closed stores, why are the streets empty in the evening? Why do people from the north part of Nanaimo not come down regularly to shop, sightsee or just enjoy

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the experience? As a business owner on the edge of the downtown who does not get any real benefit from all the events on Commercial Street, it still was a pleasure to see the multitude of people on the streets when the street was closed to traffic on Bathtub Race weekend. Revitalization is an ongoing process. I have seen cities like San Diego and Chicago that revitalized their downtowns and now have citizens as well as tourists

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Capitalist system contains paradoxes To the Editor, Kudos to Anthonie den Boef (Socialism cannot sustain wealth and prosperity, Letters, Aug. 2) for his astute chastising of the former Soviet Union’s state-planned economy but I’m left wondering about the wealth and prosperity to come within the capitalist alternative he commends. What happens when the infrastructures for the population growth required to ensure consumption levels necessary for the all important return on investment have sufficiently transformed the agricultural lands we need to feed ourselves into the turf farms that harvest the soils that we might have instant lawns in the backyards we’re not allowed to farm? Which raises another point: If our ability to feed ourselves with land that we

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own is a matter of privilege that a government can either bestow or withhold, are we really any more free in this investor-driven society than were the emancipated of the Soviet Union? And what of our emancipation from a feudal past, but which still holds us, in law, a subject of the Queen? Curious, no? These being but a few of the ‘paradoxes’ within the capitalists’ framework of freedom and sustainability. David S. Dunaway South Wellington

Capitalism actually similar to socialism To the Editor, Re: Socialism cannot sustain wealth and prosperity, Letters, Aug. 2. I find the capitalism versus socialism debate very amusing, for the difference between them is quite simple. When the government aids and subsidizes the rich and powerful, it is capitalism and is a very good thing. When the government aids and subsidizes working people, that is socialism and is a very bad thing indeed. Larry Gambone, Nanaimo

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Tour outlines exhibit’s subtleties Docent Marie Egan guides a tour of the current exhibition at the campus Nanaimo Art Gallery. Body of Evidence, by Salt Spring Island-based artist Charles Berth, is a ceramic col-

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The senior A Nanaimo Timbermen missed the playoffs by the narrowest of margins. The city’s Western Lacrosse Association club, the Coastal Windows Timbermen (7-9-2), were eliminated from post-season contention on Friday night following a 12-11 road loss to the Victoria Shamrocks. The next night at Frank Crane Arena, with nothing much at stake, Nanaimo won a rematch with the ’Rocks 13-3. The T-men finish in a three-way tie for fourth place, but miss the playoffs based on tiebreaker formulae. “It’s definitely frustrating, there’s no doubt about it,” said Cayle Ratcliff, Timber men veteran. “The progress is coming but unfortunately not as fast as we’d like it.” T- m e n c o a ch A r t Webster said his team “battled very hard” in Friday’s critical game and complained about officiating. “We got into a little bit of penalty trouble and they got the momentum going their way and unfortunately we just weren’t able to get it back,” Ratcliff said. “It wasn’t a lack of effort by any means and it wasn’t a lack of hustle.” ◆ See ‘LACROSSE’ /B5

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Nanaimo Timbermen player Cayle Ratcliff, left, takes a shot on goal while being checked by Victoria Shamrocks opponent Dan MacRae during Saturday’s Western Lacrosse Association game at Frank Crane Arena.

President’s roster subtraction doesn’t produce desired outcome Playing the most important game of the season without one of their best players was a challenge for the senior A Nanaimo Timbermen. The T-men were eliminated from Western Lacrosse Association playoff contention Friday following a 12-11 loss to the Victoria Shamrocks down the Malahat. Nanaimo was without Lewis Ratcliff, its second-leading scorer, for the game as the star was permanently suspended by Coastal Windows Timbermen president Hadi Abassi last week for missing too many games. T-men coach Art Webster said before the game that the team

supports Abassi’s decisions, but after the loss the coach said playing without the left-hander was a handicap. “I’m sure he would chip in a couple of goals. Our left side only got one goal … Any time you have that calibre of player and you take him out of the lineup, it’s going to hurt you, but I thought we handled it very well. We had great ball movement; the other guys stepped it up.” The Timbermen player most affected by last week’s roster move was Lewis’s brother Cayle Ratcliff. Cayle wouldn’t comment on how the situation was handled,

but said he was “extremely disappointed” that Lewis was suspended. “It’s a tough situation for both parties and it’s an even tougher situation for me to be in the middle,” Cayle said. But he remains a dedicated member of the Timbermen. “From the coaching staff down we’re a tight-knit group and I couldn’t envision myself anywhere else in the league. I love it up here and I still make that commute [from Victoria] every year but it’s worth it…” Cayle said. “Family’s family but I still have to stick with my roots here.”

Baseball is a game of percentages, said Nanaimo Pirates manager Doug Rogers, and nothing works 100 per cent of the time. Unfortunately for the Hub City Paving Pirates, the opposing teams fared a few percentage points better at provincials. The pennant-winning Pirates suffered two straight losses Friday and Saturday at Vancouver’s Nat Bailey Stadium and finished out of the medal hunt at the B.C. Premier Baseball League championships. Nanaimo started with a 2-0 loss to the eventual-champion Langley Blaze, then dropped a 1-0 decision to the Coquitlam Reds the next day. “In both games we faced both teams’ No. 1,” said Rogers. “We had really good at bats against both those throwers, but when it came to situations where we needed to move a guy or bunt a guy … it didn’t happen.” Ace Kenton Schroter threw a complete game in the tournament opener. Rogers said he thinks the Pirates were the better team except on the scoreboard. “We had opportunities in every inning, left baserunners in every inning but one,” he said. “All it would have taken is one big hit to open the gates.” Ben Dunbar had two hits to lead the Pirates in that game. The second day was more of the same but with a more emotional finish, since it abruptly ended the Pirates’ season. “It doesn’t take away from the year we had, but it’s disappointing for the kids. All of a sudden it’s over,” the manager said. He tried to stress to the players that their pennant should mean more to them than provincials, since it’s a reflection of a 48-game season rather than one weekend tournament. ◆ See ‘ALL-STAR’ /B7

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The V.I. Raiders are a quick study. Nanaimoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Canadian Junior Football League team got better as the game went on and earned a solid win to start the 2011 season. The Raiders defeated the Langley Rams 39-13 on Saturday evening in the Fraser Valley. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Overall it was a pretty decent effort,â&#x20AC;? said Matthew â&#x20AC;&#x153;Snoopâ&#x20AC;? Blokker, Raiders coach. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come out and play very good in

the first half. We were not anywhere near as physical as what we need to be â&#x20AC;Ś Once the second half started and we played a lot more physical, we were a much better team.â&#x20AC;? The coach said the slow start was more mental than anything. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes the expectations are pretty high with our team and sometimes guys come in and they feel that if you just put the jersey on, that means youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to win,â&#x20AC;? Blokker said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After we had a good talk at halftime we were a completely different football team.â&#x20AC;? The coach was satisfied with the Raidersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; execution, considering

that the gusting winds made the pass game more challenging. Receiver Andrew Smith made six catches for 149 yards and three touchdowns to lead the offence and Dustin Pedersen made four catches for 70 yards. Quarterback Jordan Yantz was 15-of-29 for 276 yards, three TDs and no interceptions. Ta i l b a ck Jo rd a n Botel rushed 14 times for 127 yards and Alex Jobson ran for 75 yards and a TD. Kicker Ryan Jones was 3-for-4 on field goal attempts. Blokker said the Raiders â&#x20AC;&#x153;played great defensivelyâ&#x20AC;? in allowing only two field goals. The Ramsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; only major was a 107-yard

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kick return from star Nick Downey in the second quarter. On defence for the Raiders, Nick Woznesensky had two quar terback sacks and three solo tackles, Ranji Atwall was in on

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plan. The defence has gone to a man-on-man scheme, but mostly the Timbermen are simply learning to play alongside one another. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we play as a team, we have a great c h a n c e, â&#x20AC;? M a c N e i l said. Tonight in Ladner, the T-men will also have to want it more than the Pioneers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Guys are playing hurt right now, they just want to win and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where their heartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kicking in,â&#x20AC;? said Matt Maughan, T-men defender. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hopefully it stays strong for us.â&#x20AC;?

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Lacrosse team believes it’s taking steps forward ◆ From /B1 The Timbermen went out on a positive with Saturday’s blowout win, the most lopsided victory in franchise history. “I walked into the dressing room and I told them this is not a nothing game,” Webster said. “I told them, ‘This game is all about you guys. It’s all about the 25 guys in that locker room.’” Goalie Matt King said all the Timbermen players went “full bore” in their last game of the summer. “It was good to see,” King said. “You definitely don’t want to lose your last game.” The players are already thinking about next season, hoping to build on 2011. “We’re in the same position, so I can’t say we took a step forward,” said King. “But what I do know is that we have probably the strongest nucleus of players that we’ve had.” Webster noted that Nanaimo’s goals against were way down from last year. It’s a reflection of better short-man play and an all-around solid back end, he said. “We are headed in the right direction,” the coach said. “It takes time to build this and we just have to be patient and we will be there.”

Cayle Ratcliff said the Timbermen were better at all positions and said they just need to learn to win the close games. “I don’t think anybody ran away with a game with us. They were all down to the wire,” he said. “That’s part of changing the culture here and having that winner’s mentality.” In Friday’s loss, Scott Ranger and Mat MacLeod each had three goals and two assists and Pat Smith also had a hat trick. Joel Henry and Graham Palmer were the other scorers and King made 41 saves. On Saturday, Ranger had three goals and two assists, Ratcliff had two and two, Myles Kenny scored twice and Henry had a goal and four assists. Ryan Forslund, Simon Stocks, Doug Langlois and MacLeod also scored. King made 33 saves. LACROSSE TALK … Ranger is the WLA scoring champion for 2011 with 54 goals and 95 points in 18 games. The 54-goal season is off the league record of 89 goals, but it is the most in a single season since 2006, when Lewis Ratcliff scored 54 for the Victoria Shamrocks … The record of 89 goals was set by Nanaimo Timbermen player Bob Allan in 1956; he played in 29 games that season. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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The Nanaimo Coal Miners smacked the baseball around all weekend, but fell short of a provincial championship. The city’s Pacific International League men’s ball team placed third at the Baseball B.C. championships in Kelowna over the

long weekend. The Miners won three of five games at the tourney, starting with an 11-9 win over Prince George and a 6-5 loss to Coquitlam on Saturday. On Sunday Nanaimo shut out Kelowna 12-0, then got past Burnaby 7-6. That game ended after midnight, however, and the team lost the next mor ning’s semifinal to Coquitlam 7-2. “We weren’t quite mentally on the ball,” said Dale Ballance, player-manager. “If

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level and it did. You just can’t give some of those teams an opportunity and if you do, they’re going to score,” he said. “You can’t expect your offence to score five, six runs every game, it’s not always going to happen.” BASE LINES … The Victoria Mavericks won the provincial championship … Coal Miners statistics will be added to this article at www.nanaimobulletin.com as they become available. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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Juniors play well in defeat The Nanaimo Palladian Pirates were competitive with all the best teams at provincials. The local juniors hosted the B.C. Junior Premier Baseball League championships at Serauxmen Stadium and the Serauxmen Sports Fields over the long weekend. Nanaimo star ted the tour ney Friday with a 6-3 win over Abbotsford, but lost to Okanagan 5-4 and to Langley 5-3 on Saturday. Sunday morning,

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◆ From /B1 “How proud we are of what we did over a long stretch of time is what counts,” Doug Rogers said. And many of the premier Pirates get to come back and try for the big prize next year. “You lear n more from failure than you do from success and unfortunately we

didn’t succeed here in this tournament,” Rogers said. “But the young guys are going to get way better from it.” BASE LINES … The Hub City Paving Pirates were named the BCPBL’s Team of the Year, and Cody A n d r e yc h u k w a s also recognized for sharing the league lead in home runs in

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North Delta Blue Jays junior players celebrate Sunday at Serauxmen Stadium after winning the B.C. championship with a 3-1 win over the Langley Blaze.

the Palladian Pirates fell 5-1 to Abbotsford. In the team’s win, Bryan Odgers threw a complete game and also went 3-for-4 at the plate. Nate Odgers supplied two RBIs. In Saturday’s loss

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Nanaimo News Bulletin Thursday, August 4, 2011 Advertorial

New pet care center opens in Nanaimo With a business degree as well as her D.V.M. there was never any doubt that Dr. Karen Karsten would open her own veterinary hospital. With pet ownership on the rise and clients having higher expectations of their family veterinarian, the need for a 24 hour hospital became obvious. From this need, Vancouver Island’s first veterinary emergency hospital north of Victoria was born. The Central Island Veterinary Emergency Hospital is located at 6550 Metral Drive and offers the community a resource it has never had before – 24 hour veterinary care. In the past emergency care has been provided by the dedicated local veterinarians with a pager/call-in system. Now your pets have access to 24 hour monitoring and full veterinary care the moment they arrive at Central Island Veterinary Emergency Hospital. That care is available at our facility with a veterinarian and support staff on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In addition to emergency work, the Central Island Veterinary Emergency Hospital is also accepting a limited number of new patients for routine care with appointments available during the day and evenings up to 9pm. Walk-ins are also welcome and a record of your visit is transferred back to your regular veterinarian for follow up. Call our friendly reception team to learn more about how we can help you. The Central Island Veterinary Emergency Hospital is completely wheelchair accessible. The public are invited our open house on Sunday, August 7th from 1 to 4 pm.

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CANADIAN JUNIOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE

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Scoring leaders:

Swimming NANAIMO WHITE RAPIDS North Van Cruisers Hootenanny North Vancouver, July 9-10 Div. 1 - Tayden De Pol, third, 100-metre individual medley, second, 50m freestyle, first, 50m backstroke. Div. 5 - Nora Loyst, third, 100m back; Chris Yates, second, 200m IM, first, 50m free, first, 100m

back, third, 100m breast. Div. 6 - Catherine Carriere Der, third, 200m IM, third, 100m butterfly; Owen Simpson, second, 200m fly. Div. 7 - Vanessa Yates, first, 100m fly, second, 100m back.

Scott Ranger, Nan. Cory Conway, Coq. Curtis Dickson, M.R. Daryl Veltman, Coq. Dane Dobbie, Coq. Corey Small, Vic. Rhys Duch, Vic. Dane Stevens, Bby. Athan Iannucci, Lgy. Colton Clark, Bby. Ilija Gajic, N.W. Lewis Ratcliff, Nan. Joel Henry, Nan. Andrew Potter, Lgy. Scott Tinning, Bby. Jamie Shewchuk, Vic.

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A NEW-SMELLING CAR to Jim Pattison Hyundai Nanaimo for their great service during the purchase of our new car. The sales staff and Malcom from financing made buying a new vehicle a nice experience instead of a nerve-wracking one. We are loving our new Sante Fe.

A HUGE BOUQUET OF THANK YOU BAND-AIDS to Dave, a St. John Ambulance Society volunteer, who came to my 86-year-old mother’s rescue during the Bathtub Race at Departure Bay. Your concern and gentle, professional service were greatly appreciated.

A BOUQUET OF TULIPS to the kind people who went out of their way to not only give directions (not easy since neither spoke the other’s language) to our lost Dutch visitors but also get out their own car and escort them to their destination. It was much appreciated and such a nice introduction to Nanaimo.

MANY THANKS to Susan Carpenter and the Re/Max of Nanaimo team for hosting a stupendous customer appreciation day. What an amazing event this turned out to be and it seems to get bigger and better every year – not only does this realty group give great customer service, but they also know how to put on a party.

A HUGE BOUQUET to Rolf at the Real Canadian Superstore who took the time to personally deliver my new 250-pound barbeque to my house when it wouldn’t fit in my car. He would not accept my offer of money for his time. MANY THANKS to Dave, who picked up my wallet on Metral Drive and turned it in to the RCMP. You are a credit to the human race. I wish I could thank you in person but could only get your first name. My lucky day indeed that you were the one to find it. A big thanks to you once again for your effort and honesty. A HUGE THANKS to our mailman, who went along with a special plan for my two special needs boys and delivered a letter to them from Hogwarts. MANY APOLOGIES to the driver I stepped out in front of behind Country Club Centre. I was trying to catch a bus and it was a stupid thing to do.

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TWO DOZEN BRILLIANT RED ROSES to Diane Irvine, owner of Nanaimo’s Health Shop, for being an amazing boss. Kindness and integrity with compassion and a desire for health and wellness for her staff and for our wonderful customers.

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A BEEF about the rental houses in my neighbourhood. While the rest of the homeowners who live there work hard to maintain their yards and look after their homes, the rental owners collect the rent, but are never around to fix the fences or make sure the lawn is mowed. The houses are all falling apart. Clean up your property and quit driving our property values down.

A MILLION-DOLLAR THANKS to Acer Landscape Maintenance and Workingmen Maintenance for longtime fill delivery. My garden is uplifting. BOUQUETS OF THANKS AND PRAISE to the food committee for

Submit your Beef or Bouquet Beefs & Bouquets is a free forum to give thanks or express views on issues and events. The News Bulletin reserves the right to edit or refuse submissions. Length is limited to 40 words and two submissions per person per week. Two winners will be selected at random to receive a gift certificate from ABC Country Restaurant and a floral bouquet from Turley’s Florist and Potting Shed. Mail or deliver to the News Bulletin, 777B Poplar St., Nanaimo, V9S 2H7 or e-mail to bulletinboard@nanaimobulletin.com. Fax to 250-753-0788. ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ Name ________________________________________________________ Address ______________________________________________________ Phone No _____________________________________________________

A BEEF about a poor, suffering animal. A white/tan dog was left tied to a pickup truck for hours in the blazing hot sun outside a restaurant. You should receive the same treatment. Either treat your animal properly or it will be taken from you. Your licence number was noted.

bouquets the wonderful meal we had at the German Club picnic. A SPECIAL SUMMER BOUQUET to Eda for the lively accordion music. BIG CHEERS for my four-monthold kitten Git. She meets me at my door, curls up on my shoulder and sleeps on my pillow every night. THANK YOU to the people on Starlight Trail who gave her to me. Truly a gift to treasure, love and spoil. My saying now is “what Git wants, Git gets.”

A BEEF to the woman who sits on the picnic bench at the dog park texting rather than watching her dog. Your dog did his business within 10 feet of you and you didn’t even look up. I guess you figure the park staff should clean up after your dog.

ALL THE LOVE IN THE WORLD goes to Lynne, Kirk, Norman, Lisa, Megan, Cody, Courtney, Ryan and D.J. I’m so proud of my kids and grandkids. Love Sandy B.

A LARGE BEEF to a couple in the Woodgrove Centre parking lot. I parked my vintage convertible in a stall that was far away from other vehicles and with several empty spots on either side and yet this couple parked directly beside my car. I guess from now on I will have to take up two parking stalls to prevent people from dinging my car door.

A HUGE BOUQUET to Country Grocer for their continuing support toward our fundraising endeavours. The dream to travel club.

THANK YOU to Mary and Kiyo for letting me use their yard for sorting and bundling my five paper routes in order. Your friendship and patience means more to me than you will ever know. A THANK YOU BOUQUET to all my customers who collect and return to me all the elastics and bags I put on the Nanaimo News Bulletin newspapers I deliver. It saves me from buying more and it saves the planet. It also means they don’t blow away. I love giving the dogs and cats treats. From Sandy B (the teddy bear cart lady). THANKS to a Good Samaritan who picked up the lost shovel, which fell off someone’s truck on the Island highway in the southbound lane between Bowen and Northfield roads.

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A DISCOURAGED BEEF to a grocery store that only had four cashiers working on a busy day recently. There was a long line of shoppers waiting to buy their groceries. If this keeps up, they will definitely lose my business.

A SUMMER BOUQUET to Country Grocer in Chase River for all the beautiful flowers and the lovely landscaping. A HUGE BOUQUET to everyone who helped with, donated to and/ or attended the Island Savings beer and burger fundraiser for the Nanaimo Child Development Centre.

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THREE BOUQUETS go out to my saviours who helped me when I fell with my walker on Metral Drive recently – the rescue crew of firemen, one ambulance guy and Bruce. You all were terrific.

A RETURN BEEF to the person griping about the automated tellers in grocery stores. Don’t beef at me for using them. I have shopped there for more than 20 years and as far as I can see, they have at least one dozen full-service stations, but only two cashiers to run them. With six or seven people in the lineup, my choice is easy.

A BIG BOUQUET OF PEARLY WHITES to Dr. Bruce Senini. May your future be filled with all that makes you healthy, happy and human. My smile is worth every cent and feeling good about it is priceless. A BOUQUET OF FRAGRANT WILDFLOWERS to Karen and Kyle from A -Z Total Home and Yard Care, who recently cleared our yard waste. They were polite and cleaned up after themselves. Good luck to your business.

A BIG BEEF about the parking meters downtown. These machines should accept credit cards.

This Week’s Winners LINDA BRAID wins a bouquet from Turley’s Florist.

A BEEF to the man trying to return milk at a store without a receipt, who was yelling at the teller for refusing to take the product. You need a receipt, otherwise you’re out of luck.

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Nanaimo News Bulletin Thursday, August 4, 2011 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES HELP WANTED

The Lemare Group is currently seeking a heavy duty mechanic for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Email resume to office@lemare.ca or fax to: 250-956-4888.

HELP WANTED

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We are currently seeking a marine mechanic in Port Hardy. Specializing in Honda and Yamaha is an asset. Full time position with benefits. Wages dependant on credentials and experience. Apply in person to Colleen or e-mail resume to: macandal@telus.net.

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.

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD LINE COOK & Server, F/T, P/T. Must have exp. Apply with resume between 2-7: Granary Restaurant, Terminal Park Mall, Nanaimo, BC.

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BRECHIN HILL. 450 Larch St Friday, Aug. 5, 7-9pm. Saturday, Aug. 6, 8am-2pm. A variety of household items, some furniture & antiques, books and some kid’s items. C. NANAIMO, 35 Fourth St., Sat, Aug 6, 8am-3pm. MultiFamily Sale. Collectibles, unique items, good prices. DEPARTURE BAY: 2800 Biscayne Bay, Fri & Sat Aug 5 & 6, 8 am - 5 pm. Tools, military & misc. items. DEPARTURE BAY. ESTATE SALE. Sat & Sun, Aug. 6 & 7, 10am-4pm. Too many items to mention. 2901 Newton Street. DIVERS LAKE: 2555 Nadely Cres. Sat Aug. 6, 8 am - 2 pm. Moving! Furniture, Household. Something for everyone. Everything must go! DOWNTOWN: 450 Prideaux St. Sat & Sun Aug 6, 10 am - 5 pm, Furn, books, tools, hsehld items, etc. decorations, women’s clothes size 10

MULTI-FAMILY: North McGirr & Molecy Lane, Sat, Aug. 6th, 9am-2pm. Household, toys, books, etc.

DUNCAN, 1884 Martin Pl., Aug 5th (11-7), Aug 6th (9-5) & Aug 7th (11-4). Complete contents of THIS HIGH END Home on 2 acres Estate property. ALL ITEMS ARE OF SUEPRIOR QUALITY AND IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. Items include Gibbard Dining Rm suite, tea trolly, STERLING SILVERWARE, Royal Doulton Dishes, Moorcroft vases & other crystal. Living Rm furniture, maple kitchen table & chairs. King size bed & mattress, twin beds, office furniture, casual chairs white wicker, all kitchen equip. and many more items. DIRECTIONS: On the North side of Duncan is HERD RD, turn onto Herd go about 3.5 kms to Lakes Rd. Turn right to Stamps Rd, then right onto Martin Rd and left onto Martin Pl # 1884. DO NOT PARK IN DRIVEWAY PLEASE. Hosted by FINE POINT ANTIQUES & REMEMBER THAT ISLAND TRADER. More info. call Ken 250-9270500 or Wayne 250-5860115. Or -email kenmccloy@telus.net or finepoint_antiques@shaw.ca HAMMOND BAY. SATURDAY, AUG. 6, 8am -2pm. Misc. items. 3699 Planta Rd. HAREWOOD: 478 Deering St. Sat. Aug 6, 9 am - noon. Little Tikes carbed & lots of toys, Household treasures too! HAREWOOD AREA, 20 Durham St., Sat & Sun, Aug 6 & 7, 9am-2pm. Moving Sale. Household items and much more. Rain or shine. HOSPITAL AREA: 1411 Bush St. Sat. Aug 6, 8 am - 4 pm. Sports memorabilia! hockey cards, McFarlanes, Jerseys, pennants,game programs, etc. LANTZVILLE- 7131 Peterson Rd, Sat, Aug 6, 9am-1pm. Furniture, stair climber & more.

NANAIMO- 6125 Carmanah Way, Sat, Aug 6, 9am-2pm. Moving out of province. Wood table w/4 chairs, oak bar stools, 2 desks & much more.

PROFESSIONAL/ MANAGEMENT

NANAIMO Non-Profit Housing Society has an immediate opening for a full-time Buildings Manager. Email a request for additional information to BuildingsManager@gmail.com.

WORK WANTED AN OLD truck. An older man. Were just trying to make a buck. Could you use a hand? Call Gerry at 250-729-8030.

APPLIANCES

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

DEEP FREEZE (Heritage), 22”W x 50” L x 34��� H, perfect shape, $200. 250-758-0267.

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

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

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AGILE HOME REPAIR & Improvement. Fully insured, interior/exterior repairs and upgrades. Ian 250-714-8800. BLUE OX Home Services. Expert Handyman & Renovation Services: plumbing, electrical, carpentry, drywall, tiling, painting, lawn & garden. Refs avail. Insured. 250-713-4409.

Ivan 250-758-0371

FRESHSTART LANDSCAPING for all your IRRIGATION NEEDS

(250) 713-2100 chad.freshstart@gmail.com IRRIGATION DOCTOR Installations, Repairs. THE WATER CONSERVATION COMPANY. (250)616-3451

LANDSCAPING BULLY’S LANDSCAPING Summer clean-up specials: Power washing & pruning Lawn Care Aerating & Power raking. Bobcat & excavating services. All your landscaping needs. 250-585-7177

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.

NORTH NANAIMO 4923 Fillinger Cres, Sat. Aug 6, 7:30 2. Household items, tools, plants, wine fridge etc. NORTH NANAIMO. SAT. Aug. 6, 9am-3pm. Denim slipcovered sofa, washer & dryer, toys, tools, craft materials, kitchenware, staging decor, sporting equipment & tons more! 5843 Sunset Road. OLD CITY, 225 Harvey St., Sat, Aug 6, 9am-2pm. Downsizing Sale. Lot’s must go. Furniture, kitchenware, indoor/outdoor. If you don’t see it, please ask! SAT, AUGUST 6th, 8am-1pm. 179 Black Powder Trail (Cilaire). Beets, beans, CPR items, Native Art, antiques, Planters Peanuts vending mach & misc. 250-758-6756 SAT & SUN, Aug 6 & 7, 8am4pm. 3171 Hertel Rd., off Roberts/ Yellow Point. Everything from classic car parts to bathroom sink. SOUTH NANAIMO- 1950 Cinnibar Dr, Friday, Aug 5, 125pm, Sat, Aug 6, 7am-2pm. Tools, antiques, household, books. SOUTH NANAIMO: Multi Family; 646 + 650 Milton St. Sat. Aug 6, 8 am - 2 pm. Books, tools, furn, canning jars, clothes, House Wares,etc WADDINGTON FLEA MARKET- 1300 Waddington Rd. Every Saturday throughout the summer. Got stuff you want to sell? New vendors every week. Farm fresh produce. Space starts at $10. We do the signage. Call Ryan 250797-9087. or email: ryanson2363@yahoo.ca WOODGROVE ESTATES: Annual park-wide yard sale. Sat Aug 6, 9 am - 3 pm. 5854 Turner Rd. Hot dog Fundraiser for Loaves & Fishes.

INVITE THE WHOLE NEIGHBOURHOOD to your garage sale - Call 250-310-3535

20 POUNDS of rags, beautifully cut, $14. Call (250)753-1924

BUFFET & HUTCH French Provincial $99. 758-8985 DEEP FREEZER, 22”x45” $25. Table & 4 chairs, chrome legs, $25. (250)585-4085. DENTURE BRIGHT, ultra sonic cleaning system, dentures, partials, retainers, ortho appls, new, $20, 250-758-9447. DINING ROOM table only with 1 foot drop leaf, 3’x4’ 6”, hardwood, $45 obo. 250-729-0444. ELECTRIC WEED eater, hedge trimmer and grass hog, $99 (all). Call 250-758-3410. EXERCISE BIKE $40 and Electric grass trimmer $12. 250-753-4798 FOUR VINTAGE wooden port crates + 2 collector bottles (1945 - 1985) rare & unique. $60 obo. 250-729-3881 GOLF CLUBS: Rt. & Lt. hand sets with bags and 1 cart $25/each. 250-758-0964 KENMORE DRYER, white, clean, excellent condition, 4yrs old. $85. (250)751-5257.

PERSIAN-STYLE fringed wool rug, 8’x11’ with underlay. Good cond $65.(250)390-4713

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PAINTING

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

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

HAULING AND SALVAGE 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.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

RUBBISH REMOVAL

JOURNEYMAN CARPENTER new construction, reno’s, 25 yrs. Reliable. (250)616-0990.

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

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PETS

email - mikegogo@shaw.ca Supplying Nanaimo and surrounding area since 1897. 5061779

PETS PUPPIES - WIEIMARANER - purebred CKC registered. All shots, vet checked, microchip. Excellent pedigree. Raised in our home with lots of love. $1300. http://morfitt.wordpress.com for pictures and info. 250-339-0963

GREATER VICTORIA area character 3 bdrm updated home, lrg flat yrd, bsmt suite, on dead end tree lined street. Could be excellent income property. Multi-family zoned. $675,000. 1-604-505-4957. No realtors please.

BEIGE/BROWN recliner, good cond. $70. Call 250-753-0744.

LARGE RED suitcase on wheels, 29”x20”, new $70 but asking, $25. 250-753-4130.

NORTH NANAIMO: 2 Family; 5808 + 5818 Ralston Dr. Sat. Aug 6, 10 am - 2 pm. Household, crafts, xmas items, books, furniture, etc.

FOR SALE BY OWNER HOUSE IN COAL HARBOUR. SEMI-WATER FRONT, GREAT VIEW. 3 BDR. 2 1/2 BATH, LARGE SUNDECK. APRX. 1800 SQUARE FEET. 2 WOOD STOVES, ELEC. HEAT, 2 GARAGES TALL ENOUGH FOR MOTOR HOME, PAVED DRIVEWAY. PHONE 250-949-9515. $265,000 O.BO.

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21” MAGNAVOX TV $10. Pair of speaker stands $25. (250)585-7411.

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16 QUART Presto pressure cooker canner, like new, $55. Call 250-758-8281.

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

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

UNDER $100 4 LARGE golden bamboo plants, $50/each. (250)7542048.

EXP. CARPENTER/Handyman: Renos, Framing, Concrete formed, placed & finished Sheds, decks & fencing. No job too small. Great rates & References. Derrick 816-8646

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GARDENING

N. NANAIMO, 5445 Bayshore Dr., Sat, Aug 6, 8am-2pm. Moving Sale. Variety of items. Trampoline, patio set, etc.

FOR SALE BY OWNER

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

PERSONAL SERVICES

N. JINGLEPOT. SATURDAY, August 6, 9am-1pm. Numerous household items. 3732 Cavendish Blvd. No early birds

REAL ESTATE

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

J & R FENCING: A complete line of fencing. Farm, chain link, deer, electric. We also do Yard Clean-Up and manure sales. Call 250-802-2541.

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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SEAMSTRESSES / GOOD SEWER - Must have an industrial sewing machine or knows how to use one. Piece work, medical bracelets, to view the items go to www.vitalid.ca - Sarah 250 760 0048 9a.m. - 4p.m

NANAIMO- 814 Fitzwilliam St, Sat, Aug 6, 8:30am-2pm. Estate/Garage Sale. Household items, tables, dressers, shelves, LP’s (country, easy listening), sm tools, computers, printers, odds & ends. Everything needs to go!

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Call 1-866-768-8886 (Nanoose) 250-468-9660. SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords, fast delivery. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com or 1877-902-WOOD.

PLANTS/NURSERY STOCK TOP SOIL Lawn & Garden Mix. Screened Sandy Loam. Natural brown earth blended with 50% sand. Great for Lawn seeding, turf and mixing in with garden soils, $18 per yd. Del starting at $35 250-245-8355

REAL ESTATE APARTMENT/CONDOS NANAIMO SOUTH. Move-in ready 2 bedroom condo. New paint, new kitchen appliances, steam cleaned broadloom. Light filled w balcony. Includes parking, storage locker, washer, dryer. Well maintained building. Close to hospital, bus stops, schools & VIU. New price $182,500 www.nanaimocondo4sale. weebly.com 250754-2552 sandraketchum@gmail.com

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THIS HOME HAS IT ALL! This 16 year old custom built 3600 sqft, 3 storey home features 4 bdrms, 4 baths, fabulous kitchen, roomy living room, natural gas fireplace, master bdrm with 4 pce ensuite. Great rec room (31x14) in finished basement. Completely finished 40x57 deluxe shop with separate bath. Property is 2.26 gorgeous, well kept acres. Visit www.albernihomes4u.ca for more information on this “one of a kind” property. Asking $649,000 RE/MAX Mid Island Realty Port Alberni, B.C. John Stilinovic 250-724-4725 Toll Free 1-877-723-5660

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REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

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TOWNHOUSES

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RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, 0.83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake. Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good fishing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $230,000. 250-395-0599. (Please see bchomesforsale.com/70mile/frank.)

WORKSHOP/ LIVING SPACE FOR RENT Insulated 700 sq ft workshop- ideal for woodwork. One bedroom loft includes washer, dryer,dish washer. Located on 4 wooded acres in Cobble Hill (Arbutus Ridge area).Available Sept 1, 2011. $1250/m. Call 250-709-2010 for details.

RENT TO OWN 1 bdrm house, cash back. Msg 250753-1200

1196 SEAFIELD- 3 bdrms, $975. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

SHARED ACCOMMODATION

272 HARWELL- 3 bdrms, $875. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

RENTALS

COTTAGES LANTZVILLE: Waterfront property, Private. Cozy cabin, furnished. Suits single person. Ref’s. Avail now $795/m + util N/S,N/P, 250-390-8006

OCEAN VIEW, bright, quiet 1 bdrm, 4 piece bath, N/S, N/P, utils incl w/ internet/cable, W/D, female. Avail now. $475 mo, call 250-751-2454. S. NANAIMO Furnished room, $450. inclds utils, cable, internet. Working preferred. Mandatory SOBER LIVING house. Avail now. Lisa 250-740-0167.

SUITES, LOWER ACREAGE 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/

APARTMENT/CONDO 1187 SEAFIELD- 2 bdrms $700. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 3270 ROSS RD- 2 bdrms $800. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 412 BRUCE- 1 & 2 bdrms $625 & $700. (250)753-0881. Ardent Properties, www.ardentproperties.com BOWEN TERRACE- 1 bdrm, heat incld, sm pet ok. $690. Leave msg (250)245-8869. CENTRAL NANAIMO. Harbour view, 1 Bedroom suites from $725. Spotless. Quiet. Close to ferry. NP/NS. Ref’s. Mark/Don 250-753-8633 GORGEOUS DOWNTOWN Condo. Character building. 1bdrm + den, 5 appliances, Skylights, WIFI, N/P, N/S $900. 250-754-2207 NANAIMO, 1 Bdrm suite with F/S. Hydro incl’d. Near VIU. $700/mth. N/S, pet neg. Avail Now. Call 250-618-5346.

N/CEN NANAIMO Bright 1 & 2 bdrms Heat & hot water incl. New carpet, sink, paint Quiet park-like setting Video cameras. $700 +

250-753-6656

NORTH NANAIMO Seeing is believing! Bright 1 & 2 bdrm Apt. New Paint, very clean & quiet in updated bldg. Near Country Club Mall. Prof. mngt. Free H/W. From $715 & $810

Call 250-758-1246. WORKSHOP/ LIVING SPACE FOR RENT Insulated 700 sq ft workshop- ideal for woodwork. One bedroom loft includes washer, dryer,dish washer. Located on 4 wooded acres in Cobble Hill (Arbutus Ridge area).Available Sept 1, 2011. $1250/m. Call 250-709-2010 for details.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES CHASE RIVER: 2 bdrm sxs duplex. F/S, W/D. References req’d. $850. (250) 716-3524. NANAIMO- 3 BDRM duplex, nice, clean, new carpet, low maintenance yrd. Available Now. $995+ utils. NS/NP. (250)797-2411. NANAIMO- LRG 1 bdrm, ocean view, renovated, inclds laundry, covered prkging, heat. Refs. Close to Woodgrove Mall & bus. NS/NP. Available Aug 15. $795. 250668-2497. ROSSTOWN RD- SxS 3 bdrm, 2 bath. Fresh, clean, near all amenities, fenced yrd. NS/NP. $995. W/D hookup. Avail immed. 250-758-4871. S. NANAIMO: S x S, 3 B/R 21/2 baths, full basement, 5 appli’s, spacious yards/parking. Harbour/mountain views. Newer homes area. 1007 Haliburton St. N/S, N/P, Ref’s, Sec. Dep. Available immed. $1,100/M (250)753-2174

DEPARTURE BAY. Furnished 1 bdrm, spacious, TV, internet, phone incl’d, F/P. Shared laundry. Utils. incl, NS/NP, $795 Avail Sept 1. 250-751-3386. DEPARTURE BAY- furnished clean 1 bdrm w/ocean view. All utils included. $700. Available now. (250)751-1237. DEPT. BAY 2B/R level entry. N/P, N/S. Reno’d. $950 utils incl. DD. Avail now 758-3446 DOWNTOWN NANAIMO- reno’d 1 bdrm, $700. Utils & laundry incld. 250-591-1927. HALF BLOCK from seawall on Cypress St., unique 1 bdrm level entry, priv park-like hideaway, yard, $850 incls all utils, Aug. 15, 250-616-0389. HAREWOOD AREA, new 2 bdrm bsmt suite, no laundry, N/P, N/S, avail Aug. 1, $850 mo incls utils, 250-618-1401.

MOBILE HOMES & PADS

NANAIMO- BRAND new 2 bdrm suite, en-suite laundry hook-up, separate entrance/parking. NS/NP. Avail Now. $900. (250)753-7744.

CEDAR: ORGANIC gardeners paradise, 5th wheel, very private & quiet, $500 mo. Avail immed, (250)245-0014.

N. NANAIMO (near Woodgrove) 2 bdrm legal, w/d, parking. NP/NS, $950 inclds utils. Avail Aug 15. 250-713-0119.

MODULAR HOMES

UPLANDS AREA. Bright 2 bdrm. Priv. entr., fenced back yard, 4 appls, util. incl. NS/NP. $895. Sept. 1. 250-729-9155.

FRENCH CREEK- bright older 2 bdrm, open concept, 2 decks, laundry, lrg yard, RV parking, shed, $600+ utils. Qualicum Bay- bright older 2 bdrm+ den, 2 decks, laundry, lrg yrd, RV parking, shed, $600+ utils. Might consider pets, children welcome. Call or text to view Tuesday, Aug 2, evenings. 1-(778)999-6127.

HOMES FOR RENT 40 ROBARTS- 3 bdrms, $1000. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com CENTRAL 3 bdrms + den, 2 bath, $1200. mo + util. NS/NP. Refs req. Call 250-758-2772. COLLEGE- 3 BDRM, 1000 sq ft, 5 new appls, windows, fenced yard, sunroom, deck, carport. NS/NP. Refs. Aug 31. $1200. (250)754-1511. HAMMOND BAY, reno’d 1 bdrm cottage on .5 acre property, N/S, $790 + utils, call 250-758-8819. LANTZVILLE. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, upper house for rent. $1,300/mth. Lge fenced yard. 1yr lease avbl. saywelldevelopments@shaw.ca 250-729-7215 OLD CITY 3bdrm, $1100 per month +utils. W/D, N/S. Pets considered. Avail. Sept. 1st. (250)753-7317

NORTH NANAIMO- 1 bdrm, private entrance/patio. NS/NP. $775 inclds utils. Refs req’d. Avail Sept 1. (250)751-2068. UNIVERSITY AREA. Large 2 bdrm. Yard, clean, quiet, bright, no laundry. NS/NP. Avail immediately. $800/mo. Call 250-755-9196. VIU. 2-BDRM. Shared laundry, on bus route. N/S, no partiers, $720. + utils on sep. metre. Sept. 1st. 250-754-6514.

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