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After several consecutive years of building large capital projects, the City of Nanaimo is shifting to a more maintenance-oriented budget. City council got its first look at the provisional 2012 budget and 2012-2016 financial plan Monday night. Al Kenning, Nanaimo’s city manager, said the 2012 budget is a stable one that mostly moves away from growth and centres on paying for future maintenance. “We’re now focusing on repair and maintenance of buildings like the Nanaimo Ice Centre, Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, Oliver Woods Community Centre, rather than planning to build new facilities,” said Kenning. “We’re evolving into a position of upkeep.” The city is responsible for about $2 billion worth of infrastructure, which includes about $1.2 billion in road, water and sewer infrastructure, with the balance in 45 larger city-owned facilities and dozens of smaller service buildings. A residential tax-rate increase of four per cent is projected for 2012 due mostly to additional RCMP officers ($839,000), a portion of the cost of the new $10-million city annex under construction ($920,000), reduced casino revenue ($200,000), reduced building construction revenue ($177,000), and $100,000 for strategic planning. ◆ See ‘AVERAGE’ ‘ /5

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Store flip-flops on eviction of kettle drive BY TOBY GORMAN THE NEWS BULLETIN

An international home improvement chain that once claimed ‘You can do it, we can help’, didn’t feel that way about charities operating on its property in Nanaimo, but has changed its position after public outcry. Earlier this week, The Home Depot in Nanaimo asked the Salvation Army to remove its Christmas kettle from the front of the store, the result of company policy issued from the chain’s Canadian headquarters in Toronto. Dawne Anderson, fundraising and promotions coordinator for the Salvation Army in Nanaimo, said she was surprised at the request because the charity has stationed a kettle at that location for several years without any incident. “Nothing like this has ever happened before,” said Anderson. “We’ve never been asked to move a kettle. It definitely was a surprise because I wasn’t aware that we weren’t able to be there.” Anderson said she received several calls from Nanaimo residents expressing their disagreement with the store’s apparent shift in policy. Nanaimo resident Linda Myers said she learned through a friend that a local minor soccer team was advised its kettle shift was cancelled because the kettle was no longer allowed at the location. “I’m appalled that a corporation, especially this time of year, wouldn’t allow the Salvation Army on its property to fundraise for the needy,” said Myers. ◆ See ‘NANAIMO’ ‘ /4

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Trash calendars coming via mail Nanaimo residents receiving city garbage, recycling and green bin service should start watching their mail for new curbside collection schedules. Canada Post started delivering the lilaccoloured 2012 schedules this week. Households that don’t receive a 2012 schedule by Dec. 23 can either call public works at 250-758-5222 or download a new one at www.nanaimo.ca. City garbage collection routes have not changed since 2000 and growth has added more than 4,300 households, making re-alignment necessary in 2012.

Forest petition gaining support Support for a petition against logging in a Nanoose Bay forest is growing. Kathy McMaster, who lives beside the area, started an online petition and hopes to get 1,000 signatures opposing the logging.

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JOURNAL TAKES issue with meters at hospitals. BY RACHEL STERN THE NEWS BULLETIN

Plugging the parking meter with a handful of coins is a common routine for people visiting the hospital, but are parking fees impeding people’s ability to access care? The Canadian Medical Association Journal says parking fees are a barrier to health care and place avoidable stress on patients. In a recent editorial, the journal said patients are more concerned about feeding the meter to avoid a ticket and some are abruptly ending consultations to avoid paying for more time, which is creating parkingcentred health care instead of patient-centred care. Rajendra Kale, interim editor-in-chief of CMAJ, writes in the editorial that the practice is a user fee in disguise and according to the Canadian health-care policy, residents should have access to services without financial or other barriers. Calvin Chowen, who visited Nanaimo Regional General Hospital Saturday

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afternoon, said he had to stop getting treatment and run out of the hospital to plug the meter because his appointment went longer than expected. “Instead of being in the ER, I’m out here paying for a ticket,” Chowen said as he put more money in the parking ticket machine. “It should be free. We are at a hospital – it’s not like we are on vacation.” Chowen said if fees aren’t eliminated, the health authority should make it easier for people to pay. He suggests people are

given a parking number with their stall and have meters in various locations inside the hospital, as well as in the parking lot. Chowen said he’s seen a similar system in other cities and it’s more convenient. Erik Jory, who also paid for parking while visiting relatives at NRGH, said $2.25 for two hours isn’t unreasonable and he expects to parking fees when he drives. Pay parking has been in effect at NRGH for about 20 years. Parking fees are charged at NRGH and Victoria-area hospitals and care

facilities. All other VIHA facilities have free parking. The majority of pay-parking stalls are for staff use, said Shannon Marshall, a VIHA spokeswoman. The health authority has received complaints about parking, but most were about the lack of availability, she said, adding there are hardship provisions to waive or reduce parking fees if they pose a challenge for families. Free parking permits are available to renal dialysis patients and a family caregiver of a patient in residen-

tial long-term bed. Financial hardship permits might also be available on a caseby-case basis by consulting with a unit social worker. Parking fees represent a small portion of VIHA’s total budget, which was $1.9 billion in 2010-11. Parking fees collected Island-wide in 2010-11 were more than $6.052 million. Money collected at NRGH totalled $931,000. Robbins Parking, which enforces all VIHA pay parking, was paid $694,000. About 57 per cent of revenue collected pays for parking lot maintenance, including repairs, painting, snow ploughing, upkeep of gates, signs and lighting and covering capital costs of the design and construction of new parking lots. The remainder is used to fund patient and general support services. Parking at NRGH costs 25 cents per 15 minutes at the street meters; $2.25 for the first two hours and an additional $1.25 for each hour beyond that at the lot parking meters; and $26.75 for weekly permits. Marshall said VIHA also encourages the use of alternative transportation options, including B.C. Transit programs such as Handy Dart. reporter3@nanaimobulletin.com

Provincial school-funding changes won’t address budget pressure lowered from 100 per cent of the previous autumn’s funding level to at least 98.5 per cent, which means the district could see a $1.7-million reduction next year. Each year thereafter will also see a further reduction of 1.5 per cent. “That’s a budget pressure right away,” Turin said. Earlier this year, Turin predicted the district could be in the hole by about $5.3 million next year if it did not receive any funding protection grant. If the district receives 98.5 per cent of this year’s fund-

ing level, he estimates a shortfall of about $922,000, assuming the district loses 100 students. That could change as enrolment forecasts are revised throughout the year, Turin added. He did not factor in changes to funding for transportation, small/rural schools or vulnerable students – Nanaimo has a good percentage of the latter – because details are not available, but said it will likely not mean an overall gain for the district, as the province is taking money from funding protection grants to pay

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previous years. “We have lots of work to do,” said Turin. “The only thing we can answer at this time is we know we will still get funding protection in the future.” Jamie Brennan, school board chairman, said he was disappointed the province did not address the underfunding of special education programs. He said about 50 per cent of students who require additional services do not receive extra funding for those services. reporter@nanaimobulletin.com

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Nanaimo school district’s secretary-treasurer believes changes to the way the province funds school districts will provide some certainty to finances, but trustees might still have to deal with significant budget pressures. The province announced the changes late last week. They take effect next fall. Changes include: additional money for districts where the number of vulnerable students has increased;

supplementing the CommunityLINK grant, which funds meal programs and other supports for vulnerable students, by $5 million next year and $11 million in 2013-14; more targeted money for small districts and communities; a revised transportation supplement; and a funding protection grant to those districts experiencing enrolment decline. Phil Turin, secretary-treasurer for Nanaimo school district, said it’s good news the province is continuing funding protection grants, but the amounts have been

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Dog owner faces cruelty charges I Staff then alerted the SPCA that a dog was taken to them for treatment of a severe neck wound caused by a collar that was about 10 centimetres too short to go around its neck. The dog was also underweight and malnourished. The puppy, now known as Wilma, underwent surgery Tuesday to remove the collar and close the wound. It is recovering well, said Davis. As far as SPCA officials can tell, the owner had a collar put on the puppy at an early age and that collar wasn’t changed as Wilma grew, he said. “Over weeks and weeks, the collar just grew into her skin,” said Davis. “The wound was pretty large and open. There was a strong

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The B.C. SPCA will recommend animal cruelty charges against the Nanaimo owner of a seven-month-old German shepherd puppy found with a collar deeply embedded in its neck. Leon Davis, manager of the Nanaimo and District SPCA branch, said a city animal control officer attended a Nanaimo house Monday afternoon, found the puppy tied up in the backyard with an injury and brought it to Island Veterinary Hospital.

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smell of blood and rotting flesh.” The veterinary bills for Wilma’s treatment are expected to be more than $1,000 and the SPCA would be grateful for any help from the public to pay those costs, said Davis. Donations can be made at www.spca.bc.ca/support or by calling the Nanaimo branch at 250-758-8444. The SPCA now has legal custody of the dog and hopes to put Wilma up for adoption as early as next week, as it is always better for dogs to recover in a home, Davis said. “She’s just the sweetest dog,” he said. “She’s just so happy to be getting attention from people. She really didn’t deserve this.” reporter@nanaimobulletin.com

Nanaimo Home Depot only one in Canada with kettles cost them anything to let the kettles be there and the amount of good that it does for the community is incalculable. How can they not let them be there?” The kettle had operated without incident

◆ From /1 “I mean, what happened to corporate goodwill and helping out your fellow man, especially in light of how corporations are viewed these days?” Myers added. “It doesn’t

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Auditor eyed for city hall BY TOBY GORMAN THE NEWS BULLETIN

City hall is considering an internal auditor position to ensure that council priorities are met with financial prudence and that every dime of the taxpayers’ money is spent efficiently and with purpose. Nanaimo Mayor John Ruttan said an internal auditor would help build trust between taxpayers and the elected officials who spend the money, and hold council more accountable for its decisions. “I totally support an internal auditor and it is something we should definitely look at,” said Ruttan. “An auditor would be somewhat independent of city staff and could make his or her own assessment of what the city is doing in regards to diligence, while unbiasedly giving opinions back to elected personnel about how they see the city progressing. “Some people still question everything we do, but we are trying, in my opinion, to be very open and very transparent in how we spend taxpayer money.” An internal auditor was recommended as a higher service level in the 2012-2016

There is growing concern as to how the city spends $160 million annually.

financial plan. The position is common in other Canadian municipalities. “An internal auditor is a way to build trust with the community,” said Al Kenning, city manager. “There is growing concern as to how the city spends $160 million annually and this position can address those concerns.” An internal auditor would report directly to top levels of city staff and city council. Kenning noted that the province has also created a municipal auditor position to oversee municipal spending, but said the positions wouldn’t overlap. The provincial auditor is more concerned with municipalities following Local

Government Act regulations and wouldn’t likely have the time to focus on any single municipality, while an internal auditor would have intimate access to Nanaimo’s accounts. “They’re not necessarily the same mandate,” said Kenning. It is estimated the position would cost as much as $100,000 and would be a union-exempt position. Coun. Jim Kipp said considering the amount of money council is responsible for and increasingly complicated financial transactions, it makes sense to have another pair of eyes on the books. “As a councillor, I’ve spent about $750 million,” said Kipp. Ruttan said if the position is approved by council, the city will move quickly to fill the position. “We’re trying to move along as quickly as we can,” he said. “It’s certainly on the radar to get it going and get that position activated as early as we can and we see this as an important step. It should be seen by the public as our interest in making sure we are accountable for what happens.” reporter2@nanaimobulletin.com

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Average tax increase almost $100 ◆ From /1 There will also be a five-per cent increase in water rates to help pay for the $61-million South Fork water treatment facility and potentially a new dam within 10 years to meet demand of a growing population. That means an average house assessment of $350,000 will see an increase of $71.41 for city taxes, a $15.83 increase in water rates and $7 for curbside garbage removal, bringing the total increase to $94.24. “That’s where it sits now at first blush. We’ll have to see where council wants to take it,” said Mayor John Ruttan. City staff noted that it is difficult to estimate final property tax rates now because of the amount collected, only 60 per cent is the city’s portion and other agencies the city collects on behalf of, such as the regional district, hospital and Vancouver Island public library, don’t set their rates until later. For the 2011 budget, council whittled down the residential tax-rate increase from a projected 4.2 per cent to 2.5 per cent through service reductions. Commercial tax-rate increases are projected at three per cent, while industrial rates will drop 20 per cent from last year’s level. City reserves are at about $90 million. While the focus is generally status quo, Ruttan said there are still significant projects underway or scheduled, including the completion of the $10-million Bowen Road and Quarterway Bridge expansion, ongoing preparation for the South Forks water treatment facility expected to be completed in the spring of 2015, and a $5.4-million Boxwood

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Road connector project that will be paid for mostly through development cost charges. “We still have some massive projects ahead of us,” said Ruttan. “But still, the budget we have in front of us is still a cautious budget and it’s important we don’t spend any more than we absolutely have to.” The public will have an opportunity to address council throughout January and February, or through an online forum at www.nanaimo.ca/residents under budgets and financial reports. reporter2@nanaimobulletin.com

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NDP hopeful Nash aims to build momentum BY CHRIS HAMLYN THE NEWS BULLETIN

Federal NDP leadership hopeful Peggy Nash sees an opportunity to continue the success the party enjoyed when forming the official Opposition in the spring federal election.

But it’s going to take some work. T he Ontario MP spoke to more than 50 supporters at Nanaimo’s MGM restaurant Tuesday, providing some background on herself and outlining her ideas for the future of the party and Canada.

Nash, the NDP’s finance critic under the late Jack Layton, who died of cancer in August, said the party needs a leader who can bring people together. “We have an historic opportunity to inspire people to get involved, to sign up new members, build our momen-

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nomic security, but is for a clean environment, respects human rights and respects culture. Questions from the floor ranged from taxation and the economy, to the environment

and a possible merge with the federal Liberals. “Taxation is one tool in the overall economic approach, but creating quality jobs is at the core,” she said. “Personal debt is at an all

time high and people are wondering how they are going to pay more.” Nash said one of her first acts if elected prime minister would be to cancel subsidizes to the oil and gas industry and make it responsible for its environmental footprint. A s fo r a m e r g e between political parties, Nash said the NDP has its own principles and they differ from the Liberals. “Saying that, if we can work together to get something done, I’ll work with anybody,” she said. “I don’t think we need to get support by moving to the middle, we need to inspire the middle to move to us.” Nash is the third NDP candidate to make a stop in Nanaimo with Brian Topp visiting last week and SkeenaBuckley Valley MP Nathan Cullen here in November. Other candidates for party leader include Paul Dewar of Ontario, Thomas Mulcair and Romeo Saganash of Quebec, Niki Ashton of Manitoba, and Robert Chisholm and Martin Singh of Nova Scotia. The leader will be elected at a party convention in Toronto March 24. news@nanaimobulletin.com


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Regional sustainability is at the top of the minds of the Regional District of Nanaimo’s recently elected chairman and deputy chairwoman. Joe Stanhope said he was pleased to be re-elected as chairman at Tuesday’s meeting, where Nanaimo Coun. Diane Brennan was appointed deputy chairwoman. Brennan previously sat on the RDN board from 2005-08. “It’s really an honour to have the confidence of my city council and the regional board,” said Brennan. Stanhope has chaired the board STANHOPE for the past nine years and says he wants to continue working toward a sustainable future by continuing to enhance programs such as the recycling and solid waste initiatives. “We’re on the leading edge in Canada on solid waste diversion. We are diverting more stuff out of our landfills than anywhere else in Canada,” said Stanhope. “Our green bin and recycling programs are really paying off.” Stanhope says he hopes those programs will be reexamined to work on further improvements and to have consultations with the public to see what is working for them. Water is also another important issue the RDN board will tackle this term. Stanhope said drinking water and watershed protection are important for the sustainability of the region. “What are the dangers to our aquifers?” asked Stanhope. “Are we really mining our aquifers – taking out more than what is going in?” reporter3@nanaimobulletin.com

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grams donated Monday.” Hamper distribution takes place next week (Dec. 20-22) and espite more than donations are accepted until the 25,000 kilograms of last day at 867 Bruce St., Monday food collected so far at to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nanaimo’s Christmas The public can also go to www. Hamper Program, more will be hampervillenanaimo.org to find needed to help feed the city’s other donation depots. hungry over the holidays. “We have a lot of people “If we’re going to get anywhere supporting our cause,” said near to last year’s 53,000 Duddridge. “There are kilograms, we’re going food drives at schools, to need a real blitz this every supermarket in last week,” said Jim town is taking donaDuddridge, program tions and of course the spokesman. Big Boys Toys [motor “In the past we would home] is downtown at get to this last week and Diana Krall Plaza on wonder if we’re going to Thursday gathering make it and every year money and food donathe community comes tions.” through.” Last year close to 2,000 DUDDRIDGE Also known as hampers were distribHamperville, the prouted to feed 4,200 people. gram was developed in 2004 by This year’s numbers are already the Salvation Army and Loaves higher and still increasing. and Fishes Community Food “Registration is ongoing to Dec. Bank to help the disadvantaged 22 and we will never turn anyone of Nanaimo. away,” said Duddridge. “The only Duddridge said a number of problem with last-minute would large contributions are expected be supplying fresh produce and in the coming days as individumeat.” als and organizations wrap up For registration information, their food drives. please call 250-591-8650 or e-mail “We want people to keep gathchristmas.hampers@hotmail. ering as long as they can,” he com. news@nanaimobulletin.com said. “We had close to 4,000 kilo-

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nly nine more sleeps until Christmas morning. We’re a little anxious to get all the pennies counted in time to help families with our annual Pennies for Presents fundraising drive, which ends tomorrow (Dec. 16). Volunteers at Berwick on the Lake are rolling the coins donated so far, while Pete MacDonald and Ian Thorpe stop off at the many community drop off points to pick up donations. Money raised from the annual drive helps three charities – the Great Nanaimo Toy Drive, the Salvation Army and the Nanaimo Boys and Girls Club – buy gifts for children at Christmas. Pennies for Presents, supported by Black Press Vancouver Island, the News Bulletin’s parent company, began in 1996 with the goal to ensure no child is left empty handed on Christmas morning. Schools, businesses, community groups and individuals from across the city participate annually, raising an average of $10,000 each year. Last year, we raised more than $8,000 and are hoping to get back up to that $10,000 level again. There’s still time to contribute to Pennies for Presents – simply drop off donations at the News Bulletin office, 777 Poplar St., or InPrint downtown, John’s Bedroom Barn, Northridge Fitness, Canadian Tire, Sink or Swim Scuba, La-Z-Boy, Royal LePage at Brooks Landing, Coast Realty downtown, Cline medical centre or Quality Foods University Village/Harewood. For more information, please call 250-734-4627. For previous stories, or to upload photos of you collecting for Pennies for Presents, please visit www. facebook.com/penniesforpresents. arts@nanaimobulletin.com

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The kettle bells are ringing and nonperishable food is piling up in offices and businesses across the city. The season of giving is in full swing and none too soon for many of the charities in Nanaimo, which rely on citizens’ charitable mood around Christmas to ensure they have the means to help the community’s less fortunate year-round. Donations made in December to organizations SEASON OF GIVING like the Salvation Army and the Loaves and Fishes is in full Community Food Bank swing for extend throughout out the many worthy year, providing many city organizations. residents with necessities in spring, summer and fall when donations tend to drop. With a still-fragile economy and many residents out of work or under-employed, people are feeling the pinch more than ever at Christmas, but hopefully that doesn’t extend to charitable contributions. People might just have to get creative this year – rather than give yet another Secret Santa item to gather dust on a shelf, donate money in the person’s name to their favourite charity. Gather up your spare change and drop it in a Pennies for Presents container. Those small donations add up to big money for the Great Nanaimo Toy Drive, the Salvation Army and the Nanaimo Boys and Girls Club – the three charities supported by the News Bulletin’s annual Pennies for Presents fundraising drive. Or simply volunteer your time at a Sally Ann kettle, packing food at Hamperville or sorting gifts with the toy drive. Giving your spare time won’t cost anything, but is incredibly valuable to the people you help. Nanaimo’s proud history of charity is one Christmas tradition that should be practised for a long time to come.

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B.C. justice system’s third leg shaky

Attorney General Shirley Bond office headlined its news release is coming off another busy week, “Opportunities for improvement in announcing new sheriff and clerk community corrections.” training for B.C.’s constipated You have likely heard about the court system. overflowing B.C. jail system, where Then Bond joined Premier even segregation inmates are now Christy Clark to introduce B.C. to being doubled up, as the long wait another kind of sheriff, the former continues for a new jail in the Los Angeles district attorney best Okanagan. known for busting up one of the But as Doyle’s report sets out, biggest nests of crooked nine of 10 convicted cops in U.S. history. adult offenders aren’t B.C. Richard Rosenthal in custody. They’re VIEWS went on to clean house on house arrest or as independent moniprobation, many with Tom Fletcher tor of police forces in court-ordered condiBlack Press Portland and Denver, tions to report their and now he takes on whereabouts, stay away B.C.’s troubled police from their victims, stay patchwork, which has sober and complete been losing the public’s various rehabilitation confidence along with programs. Many are the court’s. violent. There are 24,000 Bond’s other minisof them, an all-time try, Public Safety and high and an increase of Solicitor General, announced its 28 per cent in the past six years. senior officials had selected the As with the jail population, a next commanding officer for the larger proportion have mental RCMP in B.C. It is unprecedented illness as well as addiction. And for a province to do that, but as Doyle found that only about a third B.C. gets ready to sign a new of them actually complete the pro20-year contract with the federal grams they are supposed to take to force, Bond and Clark are trying to prevent re-offending. demonstrate that they, not Ottawa, Corrections branch officials say are now wearing the pants in this their program for male spousal relationship. We’ll see. abusers has a success rate of up As the police and court legs of to 50 per cent. That’s a pretty good B.C.’s justice system were being result for an awful crime, the strengthened, Auditor General second-largest category of offendJohn Doyle released his latest ers after impaired driving. But report on the shaky third leg, that success rate only applies to corrections. In a masterpiece offenders who actually complete of understatement, Doyle’s the program.

Doyle found several cases where convicted abusers breached their orders to stay away from a spouse, and were not returned to court. There are undoubtedly more, but B.C.’s 450 probation officers can’t keep all the files up to date, much less punish every breach of conditions. Training hasn’t kept up either – fewer than half of probation officers completed the ministry’s anti-spousal abuse course. The NDP deplores all of this and has decades of practice doing so. The part about offenders not completing their rehabilitation reminded me of Dave Barrett in the late 1960s. In his autobiography, Barrett tells how he got into politics because prisoners in B.C. jails weren’t able to complete vocational programs. Barrett was a social worker at the old Haney Correctional Institution. By 1970 he was Opposition leader, demanding that the W.A.C. Bennett government shut down Haney, by then notorious for trades training that prisoners weren’t locked up long enough to finish. Each inmate was costing B.C. more than $4,000 a year, a huge sum wasted, Barrett thundered in the legislature. Today, Doyle calculates B.C. jails cost $71,000 per inmate per year, or $194 a day. Community supervision spending works out to $7 a day. ◆ Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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TTrustee’s past not something to laugh off To the Editor, Re: Trustee resigns to battle ffor record checks, Dec. 3. Newly elected school trustee Bill Bard’s criminal conviction for growing marijuana, and his public dismissal of the seriousness of that, does indeed have something to do with children. He blamed it on a tenant, who I guess reported it. Why did the tenant report it? We don’t know that part. If Bard thinks it meant nothing, if it is just laughable, does he continue to grow it? If not, why not? Now I am wondering if other school trustees are habitual pot smokers too. Nothing has been made clear on these points. Carol Falkowski, a senior research analyst for Hazeldon, a renowned drug and alcohol rehab centre, states that about 100,000 people seek treatment for marijuana addiction every year. In Minneapolis, half of these patients are under 18. The chairman of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, Joseph Califano, says that parents who smoke marijuana with kids should be considered child abusers. Since Bard believes that growing marijuana illegally is OK, and presumably so do the other school trustees, we need to hear from them how old new users of marijuana should be, and why, in their opinions. If it is such an innocuous drug, why shouldn’t we all grow it and smoke it, all day long, starting at age two? Donna Allen is bravely providing a priceless service to this community by drawing a line in the sand on this issue. Nothing is more important than the future health and freedom from addiction of our children. Madeline Bruce Nanaimo

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Co-operation key to move forward To the Editor, Re: Society’s playbook needs tweaking, Saturday Beat, Dec. 10. First, I would like to commend Toby Gorman on a good, thoughtprovoking article. He shows us the contrast between the four-year-olds and the busines clones. He doesn’t really like the method of protest taken by the Occupiers and suggests that they take a more positive stance. I think we can all agree with that, including members of the Occupiers, but what to do? Economists guiding

government actions seem to make matters worse. I feel that we are going to have to abandon orthodox economic thinking and start thinking ‘outside the box’. One thing I am mulling over is replacing our present ‘corporatocracy’, where we are all ruled by the huge corporate structures that control the wealth and the power, and replace it with a ‘co-operatocracy’, where we join together as co-ops and structure our society in a co-operative manner. I am not an expert on co-ops and credit

unions, but I would ask those who do know, to enter the battle and give us guidance. Owen Kennedy Nanaimo

Peaceful protests over historic heist To the Editor, Peaceful protests are being held in over 190 countries worldwide. One by one, people are standing up against the one percent who own and control the vast riches of the world. Thirty years ago, huge corporations began amalgamating. These multi-national conglomerates then

proceeded to infiltrate various countries. They bought off many politicians or ran their own people. They then proceeded to change the environmental laws and the labour codes. They stripped countries of their natural resources and put the masses into poverty. At one time, corporations got a tax break, with the understanding that they provide jobs. These conglomerates pocket the money, paying little or no taxes, and provide little or no jobs. They have no loyalty to any country, let alone their people. They are a

unit, loyal only to greed, and they couldn’t care less who or what they destroy in their quest. The ongoing protests are against this one per cent. They are not against business or corporations loyal to their countries and that pay their dues. There are a few people who don’t fully understand the issues and seem to be always highlighted in the news. But the vast majority of the protesters worldwide understand the magnitude of the biggest heist in history. Irene Jacobson Nanaimo

Readers respond: Feedback on news items Special interest groups political To the Editor, Re: Environmental groups unfairly represented, Letters, Dec. 13. Liz Fox is being just as silly trying to represent environmental groups as ‘holier than thou’ halowearers. All special interest groups have their own agendas based on the way they think the world should be. That’s why they are called special interest groups, and environmentalists are just as adept (some perhaps even more so) at playing the propaganda game as any other, so it’s natural that when those groups get funding from corporate entities, that funding carries baggage and question marks with it. The more serious problem with the major environmental groups is, they seem more about politics than the environment. If they weren’t, then there are more than

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enough cases of environmental destruction going on all over the world at this moment, that are far, far worse than the construction of a pipeline that will be under an environmental microscope every inch of the way, Charles Reid Nanaimo

Telus secretive about tower plan To the Editor, Re: Another cell tower proposed for city’s south end, Dec. 13. I wonder what Telus and Alcatel-Lucent (manufacturers of microwave antennas)

are trying to hide when they buy a teeny-tiny ad, with teeny-tiny print so pale one can barely read it, to announce the construction of a new cell tower at 21 Cadillac Pl. (off Southside and Tenth Street). This wonder of advertising appeared in the News Bulletin on Dec. 3. Why hide under faint print that Telus is planning to microwave, on low, the people living in the new long-term care home on the other side of Tenth Street, the Applewood subdivision at the end of Ninth Street, both south end shopping malls, vets’ and chiropractors’

offices, the employees of St. Jean’s Cannery and Smokehouse and anyone else within reach of the carcinogenic, pulsating microwaves? Why hide that these same pulsating microwaves cause very nasty cancers, DNA damage and sterility, and have been classified by the World Health Organization as a Class 2B carcinogen? That exposing workers to Class 2B carcinogens is forbidden under WorkSafe B.C. regulation 5.57 if safer options are available? That you’re ignoring Canadian Human Rights legislation that guarantees safety of the person, especially in their own homes? We have 30 days to appeal to AlcatelLucent, in Burnaby, not to build it. Thirty days, starting on Dec. 3, just when everyone is frantically Christmas shopping or going away on vacation. Christel Martin Nanaimo

Smart metering reduces footprint To the Editor, Re: Peer-reviewed study on meters needed, Letters, Dec. 10. The negative radiation problem with smart meters needs to be addressed. But other jurisdictions have similar setups and they charge consumers more for using power during peak periods. For example, my aunt in Ottawa lectures me every time I go there and need to do laundry: “Only on Sunday,” she chastises, “that’s when the rates are the lowest.” That aspect of smart meters is good and absolutely necessary. We need to drastically reduce our footprint. I wonder if half the folks screaming about smart meters are, by their own accord, doing things like their laundry on Sunday only. I doubt it. C. Marv West Nanaimo

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Harper’s stance not engendering pride BY RON HEUSEN

On Sept. 8, I watched Peter Mansbridge interview Stephen Harper. He asked what the biggest threat to Canadians was and whether Canadians were safer today than 10 years ago. Harper’s response that “Islamicism” was the biggest threat we face was disconcerting to me. The use of Islamicism seemed to be a deliberate attempt to conjoin terrorism to the Islamic faith; otherwise, he would have simply stated “terrorism” was the biggest threat. Harper also stated he felt we were safer. I read a book titled Dying to Win by Robert Pape, an American political scientist at the University of Chicago and director of the Chicago Project on Suicide Terrorism. Pape studied suicideterrorist attacks around the world and came up with some conclusions. Suicide-terrorism

was mainly a located between Saudi response to direct or Arabia and Iran at indirect foreign occuthe top of the Persian pation in lands perGulf, making it an ceived as the homeexcellent strategic land of the terrorist, military location. Iraq and that once foreign is also sitting in the occupation ended, middle of the heavithe suicide-terrorism est concentration tended to stop. of oil in the world Pape sees suicideand its vast reserves terrorism have been as an virtually APPEAL extreme untouched. TO REASON strategy America for nationhad conal liberation that trol of Middle East employs martyrdom oil until nationalisto commit acts of tic regimes united murder on behalf of under OPEC, and the the terrorist’s comOrganization of Arab munity. Pape conPetroleum Exporting cludes that suicideCountries, of which terrorism has little Iraq became a memto do with Islamic ber. fundamentalism. In 2003, after failed I have a keen interattempts to garner est in the history of UN Security Council the Middle East. authorization, the The influence of the American led “coaliRoman and Persian tion of the willing” Empires, developattacked Iraq to root ment of Christianity, out alleged weapons spread of Islam, of mass destruccrusades, rise of the tion that threatened Ottoman Turks and international and the changing balance American security. of power between Legal experts state Muslim and Christian the war was illegal worlds, has shaped under international the Middle East today. law as set out in Iraq is centrally the United Nations

Charter, an interpretation that Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, confirmed. The insertion of the Coalition Provisional Authority that followed, combined with the illegal nature of the war, have defined the coalition presence in Iraq as one of “military occupier”. Interestingly Pape’s study determined that before the American invasion of Iraq, Iraq never had one single suicide-terrorist attack in its history and now they are a fact of Iraqi life. Canada’s role in the Middle East has become actively combative as we hitched our military to American interests. Over time, our international position as an autonomous peace loving nation will be lost if this present ideological shift in military behavior and political thinking erases the legacy of justice and diplomacy left us by Prime Minister

Lester B. Pearson. Harper’s responses did nothing to engender pride or a sense of safety in me. ◆ Retired Nanaimo resident Ron Heusen writes every second week. He can be reached through the News Bulletin at editor@nanaimobulletin.com.

Occupiers not freeloaders To the Editor, Re: Constructive action necessary, Letters, Dec. 6. Local Occupiers are being referred to as non-constructive freeloaders. The local Occupiers are peacefully raising awareness in a very constructive way as to the suffering of the many caused by the few. The few are clearly identifiable by the corruption they use to sustain their greed within our money-based economy. The Occupiers have joined with the global Occupiers in advocating for a true democracy. G. Gomerich, Nanaimo

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Nanaimo school district wants to know what parents think about the suppor t and services available for special needs students. The district is collecting feedback on its school-based and district-level student support services prog rams through an online survey at www. sd68.bc.ca. “It’s just a way to check in with parents to see how they’re feeling about student support services,” said Donna Reimer, district spokeswoman. “The survey is the best way to get a broad perspective from lots of parents.” Student support services includes programs for students with: physical, intellectual or lear ning disabilities; chronic health, visual, and hearing impairments; and autism. It also includes programs for gifted students and those requiring behavioural interventions or with mental illnesses. The survey includes questions about

technolo g y use in classrooms, how the services could be improved within the existing budget and current strengths of the programs. It also includes a section specifically for parents of children with Ministry of Education special needs designations. The information will be used to help develop a strategic plan for the district, of which improving service delivery for special needs students is one important component, Reimer said. “The strategic plan is going to address all of our education service delivery models,” she said. The survey is not a specific reaction to the provincial audit last spring that resulted in the district losing more than $500,000 in funding for special needs students, but staff are expecting to hear from parents frustrated by the lower level of supports available, particularly education assistants, Reimer said. “Definitely that’s one of the factors that needs to be taken into consideration,” she said. T he district has already received 180 responses. The survey is available until Jan. 16. reporter@nanaimobulletin.com

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Commission visiting Island The Truth and Reconciliation Commission is coming to four Vancouver Island communities in the new year. Commission officials are visiting Port Alberni on March 12-13 after making stops in Port Hardy and Campbell River. The commission will go on to Cowichan, then wrap up with a regional event in Victoria in April.

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Blood donors help food bank Nanaimo residents are being urged to do two good deeds at once by donating a non-perishable food item when donating blood at the Nanaimo ‘bleed & feed’

donor clinic this holiday season. In December, Canadian Blood Services will need 9,750 blood donors to give blood at clinics across the prov-

ince and Food Banks British Columbia will need enough food to feed 70,000 people. “The needs of both the blood bank and the food bank are great,” said Ed Yee, of Canadian Blood Services. “But by rallying together, British Columbians can help fill up both of these banks at blood donor clinics across the province this December.” Bleed and feed food collection boxes will be at the front reception desk at all B.C. blood donor clinics from Dec. 1 to 31. Food collected at each clinic will go to that community’s local food bank. In Nanaimo, food collected will be donated to Loaves and Fishes C o m m u n i t y Fo o d Bank. “We’re thrilled that Canadian Blood Services is partnering with us for a second year in a row,” said Don Arm-

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strong, Food Banks B.C. president. “By acting as a food drop-off location, they’re making it very simple for British Columbians to do two good deeds at once – bleed and feed.” Blood is not only needed for trauma victims over the holiday season, but for patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments, cardiac

surgeries and organ transplants – procedures that all routinely take place around the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. For more information on Canadian Blood Services, please visit www. blood.ca. To learn more about the local food bank, please visit www.foodbanksbc.ca.

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Ottawa’s decision to withdraw from the international treaty on climate change doesn’t change B.C.’s determination to reach its ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets, Environment Minister Terry Lake says.

Lake spent last week at the international climate conference in Durban, South Africa, where the focus was on trying to extend the 2005 Kyoto Protocol. Federal Environment Minister Peter Kent announced Monday that Canada will be the first country to formally withdraw from

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PUBLIC WORKS - CITY OF NANAIMO - 250-758-5222 MESSAGE TO PROPERTY OWNERS RE: MAINTENANCE OF PRIVATE/DRAINAGE SYSTEMS Before winter rainstorms arrive is the time for homeowners to check gutters, downspouts and perimeter drains around the house to ensure everything is working properly. 1. Clear your gutters and downspouts of all leaves and debris. Ensure that they remain clear through the winter. 2. Have your drain system cleaned and repaired if necessary. Remember, drain tiles will plug over time with mud, silt, or roots and in some cases, may even have failed due to age. 3. Ensure that any surface drains, such as those located at the bottom of driveways and stairwells are clear of mud and debris and remain clear through the winter.

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CITY OF NANAIMO MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT REPORT

2012 - 2016 FINANCIAL PLAN The 2012 - 2016 Financial Plan is currently under review. The plan will be reviewed at the following Council and Finance Policy Committee of the Whole meetings: December 19

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Members of the public are encouraged to provide input into the Five Year Financial Plan. The opportunity to speak regarding the budget is available at all Regular Council and Committee of the Whole meetings. The Financial Plan is available on the City’s website at www.nanaimo.ca or copies are available for pick up at the City Hall Finance Department. An online forum for questions is also available on the website. If you have any questions regarding the Financial Plan, please call 250-755-4414 for assistance.

CITY HAPPENINGS COUNCIL KEY DATE CALENDAR - 2011

All City of Nanaimo Council Meetings and Public Hearings commence at 7:00 p.m., and will be held in the Shaw Auditorium, Port of Nanaimo Centre, located at 80 Commercial Street. All City of Nanaimo Finance/Policy Committee of the Whole Meetings commence at 4:30 p.m., and will be held in the City Hall Board Room located on the 2nd Floor at 455 Wallace Street.

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST #1264 LARGE SCALE TEMPORARY PUBLIC ART CALL EXPRESSION OF INTEREST #1265 SMALL SCALE TEMPORARY PUBLIC ART CALL The City of Nanaimo and the Nanaimo Art Gallery are seeking both large and small scale temporary public art pieces to be installed in high profile locations such as Maffeo Sutton and McGregor Park Plaza from May 2012 to April 2013. Expression of interest documents are available by contacting the City of Nanaimo Purchasing Office 2020 Labieux Road, Nanaimo BC Phone: 250.756.5318 or can be downloaded from the City of Nanaimo website www.nanaimo.ca under Bid Opportunities www.nanaimo.ca or the BC Bid website www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca g . Expression of Interest Responses will be received only up to 2:00 p.m. (14:00 hrs) Pacific Time, Friday, January 13, 2012 (the closing date & time). All inquiries regarding specifications shall be directed to Kirsty MacDonald, Parks and Open Space Planner, Phone: 250.755.7506 or email kirsty.macdonald@nanaimo.ca The City of Nanaimo reserves the right to waive informalities in, or reject or accept any Expression of Interest Response or cancel this process at any time before or after the closing date without award. SILVIA REID, SCMP BUYER PURCHASING & STORES 2020 LABIEUX ROAD NANAIMO, BC V9T 6J9

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STOPPERS 1-800-222-8477 Jacquelyn NEUWIRTH

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THIS CRIME Home invasion on Rosstown Road

Nanaimo Mounties are trying to track down three armed m involved in a home invasion. men The incident happened about 2:30 p.m. Dec. 11, when tthree Asian men, brandishing handguns, forced their way iinto a home in the 2400 block of Rosstown Road, pushed ttwo men and a woman to the floor and bound their wrists with zap straps. w One of the men in the home broke free, jumped from a ssecond-storey window and ran to nearby homes, pounding on doors screaming he was being chased by armed men. o People at one of the households he went to called 911, but P tthe man had continued his flight. About 20 minutes later, the man and woman remaining iin the house had also freed themselves and called 911 to rreport the home invasion. Nothing was taken and the only description is of three Asian men wearing bandanas over their faces. A

Man in wheelchair beaten and robbed

A 61-year-old male confined to a wheelchair was beaten and robbed Dec. 2 at approximately 10:30 p.m. a The victim lives in the 900 block of Hecate Street and was out for a cigarette near his residence when two w males approached on foot. m They demanded he turn over what money he had in his wallet. When he refused, he was thrown out of his h cchair and beaten. He was kicked and punched repeatedly then struck numerous times with a blunt object. He received multiple cuts and bruises to his face and upper body and later required hospitalization. The two suspects are described as First Nations males with large builds. One had long hair and the other wore a bandana around his neck.

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Rules meant to protect people working at night in British Columbia have been changed to allow gas station and convenience store clerks to work alone, without barriers. WorkSafeBC announced amendments to Grant’s Law last week, finding it wasn’t “practicable,” or feasible, for retailers to hire additional workers or erect protective barriers. Convenience stores can follow other safety procedures, including time-lock safes that can’t be opened during late night hours, video surveillance, as well as keeping limited amounts of cash and lottery tickets at hand. In addition, employers will be required to do regular security audits to confirm that all the controls have been implemented. “Our priority continues to be protecting late night retail workers from acts of violence,” said Roberta Ellis, senior vice-president of corporate affairs for WorkSafeBC, in a press release announcing the amendment. The change has outraged the family of Grant De Patie, who fought hard to implement Grant’s Law after he was killed in 2005. The law made British Columbia the first province in Canada to make drivers pay before they pump gas, and required employers to have two workers or barriers for those who work retail graveyard shifts. “It is a portion of Grant’s Law that we fought for,” said his father, Doug. “It addressed the underlying causes of what led to Grant’s death.” Grant De Patie, 24, was working alone when he was killed in 2005 while trying to prevent a gasand-dash robbery at an Esso station in Maple Ridge. The B.C. Federation of Labour also criticized the changes. “It is extremely disappointing to see WorkSafeBC sacrifice evidence-based safety regulations after a lobby based only on the profit motive of late-night employers,” said president Jim Sinclair. But the Western Convenience Store Association, which lobbied for the change, believes money can

now be saved and spent on better security. “It sets a standard for late-night retailers and provides them with an opportunity for them to have someone do a security audit at their store to ensure it has a good, safe environment for their customers and employees to enjoy,” said association chairman Len McGeouch. McGeouch noted that experts have found that having more than one person on staff doesn’t stop criminals from committing robbery. “If there is a predisposition to committing a criminal act, having one, two or three people won’t stop a person from doing it,” he added. editor@nanaimobulletin.com

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Christian ministry hopes to raise money to sponsor children living in poverty through a concert with Grammy Award-winning musician Geoff Moore. Compassion Canada aims to permanently eliminate the root causes of poverty for children around the globe. Moore and his band, The Distance, released eight albums prior to going their separate ways in 1998. During that time, the band had several hits on Christian radio and won four Grammys. Moore continued his solo career, most recently releasing Saying Grace in August of this year. Moore worked with Compassion International for more than 25 years. Each child sponsored under Compassion Canada receives access to: Learning opportunities – this can include school attendance, regular participation in alternative educational activities as well as opportunities to learn life skills. Health treatment and training – this includes regular physical examinations, dental care, vaccinations and referrals to appropriate medical professionals. It also includes instruction in physical and dental hygiene, exercise, nutrition and preventive health-care strategies. ◆ See ‘CHARITY’ Y /25

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They made Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeerr a Christmas staple and now the Irish Rovers release their first album of Christmas music in more than a decade. The song was a little known Randy Brooks tune until the Rovers put their spin on it, making it a top 20 hit within weeks of hitting the airwaves. The group of Irish ex-pats in Canada has released Merry Merry Time of Year, featuring Deck the Halls, Rudolph the Red-Nosed

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Julie Sabiston is the featured artist at Art 10 Gallery in Nanaimo North Town Centre in January. Her paintings will be on display throughout the month.

Poets sought for laureate position

Nominations are open for the City of Nanaimo’s first poet laureate. Serving a three-year term, the poet laureate will be a “people’s poet,” raising awareness of the positive impact literature and poetry can have on community life. It’s an honorary position, with up to $1,000 allocated annually for expenses. The poet laureate will be selected by a five-member committee, made up of members of the city’s cultural committee, literary community and Vancouver Island University’s creative writing faculty, based on:

◆ the excellence of the poet’s work demonstrated by peer and/or public recognition; ◆ publication of at least one book of poetry and other publications that display literary excellence; ◆ the poet must live and/or work in the City of Nanaimo and have made a significant contribution toward enriching the literary life of Nanaimo; ◆ possession of a good knowledge and understanding of the history and cultural life of the city. The committee will recommend a candidate to the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Commission and city council for

appointment. The poet laureate is expected to serve as a literary ambassador, by participating in important city events and presenting works that are of special significance to Nanaimo. They would be expected to produce at least one original work per year of their three-year term. Nomination deadline is Jan. 31, with selection made at the end of February. Self nominations are accepted. Nomination forms are available online at www.nanaimo. ca. For more information, please call Bob Kuhn at 250755-7512 or e-mail bob.kuhn@ nanaimo.ca.

Reindeerr and the Hawaiian tune Mele Kalikimaka among the selections. Band leader George Millar penned the original tune Have You Heard, a Christmas song with oldworld beauty. Millar also produced the album, which was recorded at Rick Salt’s Lois Lane Studios in Nanaimo, as well as Wilcil McDowell Studio in Northern Ireland. The band will be on tour this season in eastern Canada and the U.S. Their latest television special marking their 45th anniversary as a band, called Home in Ireland, is airing on PBS. For more information, please visit www.irishroversmusic.com.

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Kymatica joins The Steady and Dirty Harriet at the Cambie Friday (Dec. 16) to help raise money and non-perishable donations for the Loaves and Fishes community food bank. Admission is $5. Guests can also help decorate the Tree of Wishes for children in Nanaimo by purchasing a Cambie gift tag for someone special. That fundraiser continues until Dec. 22. For more information, please call 250-754-5323.

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Four students from Nanaimo’s Brigadoon Dance Academy competed in a scholarship competition, with one earning top marks. Jillian Peacock won gold for her senior dance solo at the British Association of Teachers of Dancing Sadie Simpson Scholarship Competition in Chicago, Ill. She finished third overall in the class.

Joining Peacock were Zoya Lehrke, Fallon Benson and Caileigh Clark, nominated for the scholarship class based on their marks on the spring 2011 theory exams. Kaileigh Ainsworth, Emma Penley and Emily White were also nominated but could not attend.

Heather Harbord describes Texada Island as rich in both minerals and human history. Prospectors were attracted first to the rich iron ore deposits, then the gold rush, which brought people from all over the world, as gold rushes are wont to do, including cookie tycoon William Christie. Those rich ore deposits were also the catalyst for B.C.’s first major political scandal, which saw squabbles over an iron ore claim force the resignation of Premier Amor De Cosmos in 1874. Three boom towns offered everything, including an opera house, as the population of the island ebbed and flowed with mineral prices. Once miners were done digging up the ground, loggers came to reap the rewards above ground. So did those in the illegal intoxicant trade, discovered in 1928 when the biggest whiskey still north of Vancouver was busted. Add in a workers’ strike, followed by a bloody riot and a stand-off with the Vancouver regional district over dumping metropolitan garbage in the old Texada Mine and the island’s history becomes almost as rich as its soil. Harbord intersperses the island’s history with colourful stories of the people who settled on the island and concludes with a brief look at Texada today. Published by: Harbour Publishing Available at: local bookstores List price: $32.95


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A country Christmas concert helps Nanaimo Community Hospice Society raise money for its programs. Duane Steele, Jake Mathews, Samantha King, Pear and Gary Fjellgaard perform Monday (Dec. 19) at the Port Theatre. Steele is among Canada’s top country recording artists and songwriters, know for his voice and natural stage presence. Mathews’ first single If I Had It My Way became a Top H 10 hit, staying for 36 weeks on the charts. The ‘sweet yet gritty’ music of the country/blues duo, Pear, has entertained festival goers around the world, including Big Valley Jamboree, the PNE and Merritt Mountain Music Fest. Canadian Country Music Hall of Famer Fjellgaard has been making a living on the road with a guitar and a song for more than 40 years. He delights his audiences throughout North America and Europe with his masterful acoustic guitar, gentle vocals, riveting yodeling and tales of his life in the woods. King’s music is often described as dusky, soulful, rockin’ country. With her bluesy set of pipes, King’s music reaches both sides of the spectrum and her youth

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and powerhouse vocals warm any crowd. The concert also concludes Celebrate a Life, a national initiative for hospices across the country to give people who experienced the loss of a loved one the opportunity to celebrate their life. The holidays can often be a difficult time for people who

experienced a death. Celebrate a Life trees are on display at Woodgrove Mall. Two trees are dedicated to people, while a third is dedicated to pets. Hospice volunteers help people remember their loved one by writing the name on a memory card and placing it on the tree.

The trees will then be put on the stage at the concert on Monday to continue the celebration of life. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $27; $22/students; $12/children 12 and under. Please call 250-754-8550 or visit www.porttheatre.com for information.

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THEATRE SNOW WHITE annual pantomime by Nanaimo Theatre Group at the Bailey Studio Dec. 18-31 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15. Call 250-758-7224.

SING-A-LONG SOUND OF MUSIC at Nanaimo Centre Stage Dec. 27. Doors 6:30 p.m. Call 250-754-2264.

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ONGOING SUNDAY JAM at Patricia Hotel with Nightwatch from 3:30-7:30 p.m. OPEN JAM at the Queen’s Monday, hosted by Kings Without. LADIES NIGHT at the Queen’s Tuesdays. JAZZ JAM at the Diners Rendezvous Tuesdays.

GEOFF MOORE performs at Vancouver Island Conference Centre Dec. 23-24, 6:30 p.m., as a fundraiser for Compassion Canada.

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High school basketball bounced into the holiday break with two allNanaimo matchups. On Tuesday, the last day of league play until the new year, the Wellington Wildcats defeated the Woodlands Eagles 72-46 in senior AA boys’ action and the Cedar Spartans handled the Barsby Blazers 71-45, also in senior AA boys’ play. Eagles coach Joey Spillman said after the game at Woodlands Secondary School that he takes his hat off to Wellington. “They’re well-coached and they’re a really good team, they’ve put a lot of time in, it looks like,” he said. Spillman said he’ll go back to the drawing board after the loss to try to help his players find better results. “They were pretty upset about the loss and I told them it’s about accountability, coming into practice and working and staying together, staying positive and staying focused.” Bryson Cox led Woodlands with 18 points. Over at John Barsby Community Secondary School, the visiting Spartans built a 45-24 halftime lead and maintained the advantage. B r e n d a n M c C a r t hy scored a game-high 18 points for Cedar and Jake Crow had 13. For Barsby, Austin Lyle scored 15 points and Jordan Kuziek supplied 13. ◆ See ‘SCHOOL’ /B3

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Enough with these 40-minute road trips, say the Nanaimo Clippers. It’s all well and good to play a road game in Duncan or Port Alberni and be back home by bedtime. But at the B.C. Hockey League season’s midway mark, the Clippers (14-11-0-5) could use a rallying point and it’s arrived this week in the form of a three-game road swing leading into the Christmas break. “We’ve got to get out on the road here with the team, actually spend some time out on the road together…” said Mike Vandekamp, Clippers coach. “That’s one of the things we don’t get to do here, enough.” Nanaimo played on the mainland against the Coquitlam Express on Wednesday after press time, and takes on the Westside Warriors tonight (Dec. 15) in West Kelowna. On Saturday the Clips face the Trail Smoke Eaters in the Kootenays. “It’s going to be a little bit different,” said Ryan Wells, Clippers defenceman. “We haven’t been on the road in a while and the attitude kind of changes because all the guys are together, we’re

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Nanaimo Clippers forward Kyle Kramer, left, tries to gain a step on Penticton Vees defenceman Troy Stecher during Sunday’s B.C. Hockey League game at Frank Crane Arena. The Clips play only road games now until the new year.

always thinking about hockey.” Vandekamp said the structured itinerary of a road trip is beneficial. “You tend to focus more on the games because you’re around your teammates all the time, you just tend to be talking more about the game,” he said. The coach said he thinks road trips are good for team chemistry, and players suggested the same. Team captain Trevor Fitzgerald said road trips are a bonding experience

Everyone’s on the same page, everyone’s focused on hockey. and defenceman Josh Bryan said the Clippers, already a close-knit team, will only be more so on the road.

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Barsby Blazers player Robert Morris, left, puts up a shot against the Cedar Spartans including Brendan McCarthy during Tuesday’s game at the John Barsby Community Secondary School gym.

◆ From /B1 Barsby coach Kirstin Polz was encouraged by his team’s play in defeat, noting the Blazers had only practised twice before the game. “To be able to score 45 points with a real limited offence that we’ve put in, they’re coming along,” he said. In senior AA girls’ action, the Wellington Wildcats had a dominant performance on the road, beating the Highland Raiders 89-17 in Comox. Ally Keir led the ’Cats with an unusual double-double of 16 points and 10 steals. Sara Simovic had 16 points, as well. “We were trying to adjust our defence to what their offence was providing us,” said Nicole McRae, coach of the Wildcats. “So we gave a bit of space, but reacted when we needed to, to steal passes but to try not to run up the score too much.” Also on the road, the Woodlands Eagles senior AA girls beat the Kwalikum Kondors 48-35. Ksenia Malenica and Raechell Sywak were the top scorers for the Eagles. On Monday the Cedar Spartans senior A girls won their home opener 46-40 over Duncan Christian. Megan Cawthorne’s 21 points led the way. GAME ON … The Dover Bay senior AAA girls host a tournament starting Friday (Dec. 16). Dover’s first game is against Isfeld at 11:15 a.m.

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urday and then 7-1 on Sunday. Garrett Dunlop led the ’Tips offensively on the weekend with back-to-back four-point games, scoring twice in Saturday’s victory and once on Sunday. Chase

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The VIU Mariners expected all along that this season would be a process. That process is coming along, and as a bonus, the team is winning almost all its games, too. Vancouver Island University’s men’s basketball team reaches the holiday break of the Pacific Western Athletic Association season with a 5-1 record, good for second place. “We’re making steps in the right direction. Guys are starting to understand and trust our systems a little more, which is nice,” said Tony Bryce, coach of the Mariners. He’s giving his players some time off now to ste p away from the court and get refreshed, because basketball starts back up in no time.

CALENDAR ◆ Dec. 16 - High school basketball, senior girls exhibition. Dover Bay Dolphins vs. Isfeld Ice. Dover Bay Secondary School gym, 11:15 a.m. ◆ Dec. 17 - High school basketball, senior girls exhibition. Woodlands Eagles vs. Cedar Spartans. Woodlands Secondary School gym, 2 p.m. ◆ Dec. 17 - B.C. Major Midget League hockey. North Island Silvertips vs. Greater Vancouver Canadians. Nanaimo Ice Centre, 5:15 p.m. ◆ Dec. 18 - B.C. Major Midget League hockey. North Island Silvertips vs. Greater Vancouver Canadians. Nanaimo Ice Centre, 10:30 a.m. ◆ Jan. 6 - B.C. Hockey League. Nanaimo Clippers vs. Langley Rivermen. Frank Crane Arena, 7 p.m. ◆ Jan. 13 - Pacific Western Athletic Association basketball. VIU Mariners vs. Quest Kermodes. Vancouver Island University gym. Women, 6 p.m.; men, 8 p.m.

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The M’s travel Dec. 27 to Califor nia to play exhibition games against NAIA schools in Fullerton and Costa Mesa. Bryce said the trip is important, not only to

get the guys back up to speed on the court, but also to build off the court. “If you want to be a championshiptype team, I think something like this

is exactly what is needed,” he said. “That kind of bonding and spending a lot of time off the court and mixing business with pleasure, I think that just helps build a tighter-knit group, a group that’s willing to sacrifice more for each other, to win.” And second-half wins this PacWest season will be perhaps more important than ever before, said Bryce, as his team pursues a toptwo finish and a firstround playoff bye. “The league is so balanced and difficult this year that if you can have the advantage heading into the playoffs of possibly playing one less game, I think that could end up being big,” said the coach. “That’s going to be our goal in the second half and it’s going to be a struggle to obtain it.” GAME ON … VIU resumes the regular season Jan. 13 with a home game against the Quest Kermodes … For an article on the VIU women, see page B7. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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Dec. 5-10 Monday mixed - Alex Kotai, 728 triple. Tuesday 55-plus - Sheila Solmie, 279 single; Mike Turner, 736 triple; Gisela Sekoranja, 650 triple. Tuesday mixed - Alec Miller, 308 single, 789 triple; Colleen Hinchliffe, 785 triple. Wednesday ladies - May Purney, 258 single. Wednesday classic - Colin Keir, 350 single; Jennie Friskie, 346 single, 835 triple; Frazer Johnson, 868 triple. Thursday 55-plus - Paul Burchill, 341 single, 822 triple.

Thursday ladies - Ellen Maltesen, 311 single; Linda Charbonneau, 733 triple. Thursday Pleasant Valley - Todd Spracklin, 713 single; Linda Edgar, 258 single. Thursday youth - Devon Cowie, 294 single, 687 triple; Liam Knott, 159 single. Friday 55-plus - Fred Gardiner, 758 triple. Saturday youth - Carla Kukler, 270 single; Justin Therrien, 770 triple; Maranda Eby, 204 single; Courtnee Dunn, 231 single; Cameron Berry, 275 single. Special Olympics - Bill Polz, 272 single; Leanne Hewitt, 244 single.

Basketball PACIFIC WESTERN ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION Men’s Capilano VIU UNBC Camosun Langara Douglas Kwantlen Columbia Quest

GP 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 6

W 5 5 4 4 4 4 2 1 0

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W 6 5 5 4 4 3 2 0 0

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GP 31 30 28 30 30 32 31 28

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GP 33 32 28 29 30 30 30 30

W L 28 3 17 9 18 9 14 12 13 12 10 14 10 15 5 21

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T 1 2 1 0 2 0 1 2

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T 0 2 0 1 2 1 0 1

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GA 87 99 88 90 102 106 115 153

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GP 22 21 20 22 22 22 22 22 22 21 22

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T 3 5 2 4 0 5 2 4 3 4 2

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GF 106 73 107 74 95 90 74 79 74 57 53

GA 64 41 60 66 79 77 83 84 102 81 145

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An adult-oriented show takes place in the Blue Lounge from 10 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $15 or $25 for both shows and available at Artworks on Gabriola and Fascinating Rhythm in Nanaimo. Memberships to the radio society, souvenir CKGI hats and T-shirts wil be on sale. For more information, please go to www.ckgi.ca.

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Shawn Hildebrandt, foreground, of Steve Marshall Ford, donates $1,740 to Michelle Berti, left, Margaret Edwardson, Adriana Medeiros and Carl Macdonald of the Woodlands Secondary School senior girls basketball team. The money was raised during the recent Drive One 4UR School fundraiser that saw Ford donate $20 for every test drive taken during the event. The next test drive fundraiser is in May at Randerson Ridge Elementary School.

POOR CHOICES being made over holiday season.

The number of deaths and serious injuries caused by impaired drivers may be down by almost 50 per cent in the past year, but it is still important to remind people not to drive while impaired. Allan Lamb, president of the BCAA Road Safety Foundation, said a significant number of drivers still get behind the wheel of a vehicle after they’ve become impaired by alcohol or drugs. “There is an increase in social events at this time of year and a large number

of those driving impaired are coming from the company of friends, colleagues and family,” said Lamb. “It is simply not an option to drive impaired or to allow someone you know may be impaired to leave your company and get behind the wheel of a car.” Referring to a recent court ruling on the immediate roadside prohibition ruling, Lamb reminds drivers police are enforcing impaired driving laws and any driver who blows over .08 will still face the possibility of charges under the Criminal Code. Here are a few tips from the foundation to keep people safe on the roads this holiday season: Plan your night out – Leave

the car at home and take public transit, taxis or arrange for a designated driver service. You can even call a tow truck to take you and your car home. If the party is at a friend’s house, plan to spend the night and drive home the next day after the effects of the alcohol have worn off. Be a designated driver – Take turns being the designated driver. When it’s your turn, stick to beverages without alcohol. Be a good host – Make sure your friends live to remember the good cheer. Have a variety of alcohol-free beverages like pop, juice, coffee, tea or ‘mocktails’ on hand. If you are concerned any of your guests are impaired, call a taxi or offer the spare

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Seeing a Christmas tree through to its environmentally-friendly end can pay dividends for the Nanaimo and District SPCA. The SPCA is hosting its annual Christmas Tree Chipping fundraiser at Brooks Landing, Jan. 7-8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsors M & J Tree Service and Marty’s Complete Yard Maintenance are donating time and services once again with all proceeds benefiting the homeless pets at the shelter. Chipping is by donation. For more information, please telephone 250758-0351 or go to www.spca.bc.ca/branches/ nanaimo.

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Partnership enhances career opportunities

Rick Colbourne, Ch’nook Indigenous Business Education director, front row at left, celebrates a new regional partnership agreement with Dave Twynam, Vancouver Island Univerity dean of management, front row at centre, and Ralph Nilson, VIU president, front row at right. Joining in the signing ceremony are VIU Ch’nook scholars Elaine Kwandibens, back row at left, Lyndsey Colleen Bell, Savanah Celine Seaton and former scholar Brock Endean.

There was added reason to celebrate at the First Nations Christmas feast Dec. 7 at Vancouver Island University. The lunch-hour event at Shq’apthut: A Gathering Place, marked a new partnership between Vancouver Island University and Ch’nook Indigenous Business Education. Ch’nook encourages First Nations students

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Roadshow is now in Nanaimo: 4 More Days! TERRY INKLER Canadian Collectors Roadshow Staff Writer

After very successful shows in White Rock and Victoria, The Roadshow is now in Nanaimo. So you had better search through your attics and garages, go through your lock boxes and jewellery, because you may be sitting on a small fortune and not even know it! Roadshow experts are here to examine all your antiques, collectibles, gold and silver.

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noticed a substantial increase in the amount of precious metals such as gold and silver coming to the Roadshow, which makes sense considering how high it’s currently trading at. He added, “The Roadshow is great because it puts money in people’s pockets, especially during such hard times. Lots of items that are just sitting around collecting dust in basements and jewellery boxes can be exchanged for money, on the spot!”

At another Roadshow event, a woman, named Mira Kovalchek, walked in with a tin full of hundreds of old coins that During a show near Toronto, a woman were given to her as a young child by her came in with a jewellery box that she grandfather. She Ànally decided to come had just inherited from her late aunt. “I in to the Roadshow and see what he don’t wear jewellery,” explained Barbara had given her. She was ecstatic to learn Engles, “so it was an easy decision to she had coins dating back to the late come down to the Roadshow to sell it”. 1800’s, some of which were extremely She was very excited when she was able rare. Roadshow consultant Perry Bruce to walk away with a cheque for over explains “We had uncovered an 1871 $2,100 for jewellery she was never going Queen Victoria 50 Cent piece, valued at to wear anyway. over $2,000!! She had a nice assortment of coins that were not rare dates, but Expert Elijah Gold explains, “We have

she was able to sell them for their silver content”. She explains, “I never would have thought that my old tin of coins was worth so much! I can Ànally afford to renovate my kitchen”. Perry Bruce continued, “Canadian coins prior to 1967, and American coins prior to 1964 are all made with silver, and we have noticed a large increase of customers coming to the Roadshow with coins and cashing them in for their silver value”. Experts at the Roadshow will evaluate and examine your items, FREE OF CHARGE, as well as educate you on them. The Roadshow sees hundreds of people during a one week event, and they have been travelling across Canada to different cities and towns, searching for your forgotten treasures. Trains, dolls, toys, old advertising signs, pocket watches, porcelain and bisque dolls, pretty much everything can be sold at the Roadshow. Any early edition Barbie’s are sought after by the Roadshow collectors, as well as a variety of

Dinky Toys and Matchbox cars. Lionel Trains and a variety of tin toys can also fetch a price, especially if they are in their original box or in mint condition. If a collector is looking for one of your collectibles, they can always make an offer to buy it. A man brought in a 1950’s Marx Tin Toy Robot, in fairly good condition, still in its original box. They were able to locate a collector for that speciÀc toy within minutes, and that gentleman went home with over $700 for his Toy Robot and a few other small toys. So whether you have an old toy car, a broken gold chain, or a Barbie sitting in the closet, bring it down to the Roadshow, they will take a look at it for FREE and it could put money in your pocket!

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The university’s role as a regional partner with Ch’nook will also increase awareness about business and management career opportunities among First Nations high school students through the Ch’nook Cousins program. Through the Cousins initiative, Ch’nook scholars visit high schools and share their experiences with First Nations students who may not realize the array of employment possibilities in marketing, accounting, mana g ement, finance and other specialties. Eight VIU students have been accepted as Ch’nook scholars for 2012 . They receive $1,000 initially and $1,000 upon completion of their year’s studies. This year’s Ch’nook scholars in the bachelor of business administration program at VIU include Lyndsey Colleen Bell, Renee Debra Bryant, Nicola Lee-Ann Hall, Savanah Celine Seaton, Ian Blake Simson, Rhea Clair Simpson and Early Timothy Tatoosh. Elaine Kwandibens is this year’s Ch’nook scholar in the master of business administration.

Island coin machines replace task of rolling

In Nanaimo: December 15, 16, 17, 18 Bring in your old unwanted or broken jewelry, coins, antiques & collectibles for the cash you need to help pay off those holiday season bills.

to pursue educational opportunities in business and related fields through scholarships, networking events, high school outreach, advanced management training and other programs. The Ch’nook initiative – aimed at increasing First Nations participation in postsecondary business education – originated a decade ago at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business. It has evolved with the support of the provincial government, postsecondary business education programs in B.C., corporations and other sponsors. “We’re proud to be partners with Ch’nook and value its contribution to students through scholarships, mentoring and networking,” said Ralph Nilson, VIU president. “The business and management skills that First Nations students develop will enrich their lives, open up new opportunities and support them in strengthening their communities.” VIU, through the faculty of management, has been affiliated with Ch’nook for several years, but will now expand its role as a regional partner.

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At a time of year when every penny counts, Island Savings Credit Union has a service to help make it easier to save. I s l a n d S av i n g s ’ Woodg rove Centre branch unveiled a coincounting machine that doesn’t require the tedious task of rolling coins. Islanders simply put their saved coin into the machine, which quickly and accurately sorts and counts it. A receipt is issued, which can be exchanged for cash via an ATM or at a teller in the branch. The funds can also be deposited into members’ accounts. Island Savings is the

first financial institution on the Island to offer this service. The service is free for members and for a small fee to non-member transactions. “ We a r e a lw ay s thinking of new ways to make our members’ lives easier,” said Karen Colquhoun, senior manager, operations at Island Savings. “We have already begun using the coin drop with local nonprofits as part of their holiday drives. This is a busy time of year for them, and they often have limited resources.” Another machine is also available at Island S av i n g s ’ D u n c a n branch.


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Haven promotes respect

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Aboriginal youth program addresses cultural issues B.C. Métis communities have tapped into a unique program aimed at addressing some of the challenges facing aboriginal youth. Fifteen Métis communities, including the Mid-Island Métis Nation/Alberni Clayqout Métis Association, have launched Cultural Connections for Aboriginal Youth to support culturallyfocused, communitybased, youth-led activities. The program connects aboriginal youth with their culture, build self-confidence and self-esteem, motivate them to make positive life choices, and to participate in

Canadian society. Projects range from Métis traditional hunting camps, jigging workshops, canoeing, snowshoeing, horseback riding, moccasin making, capote (blanket) making and more. “As Métis political leaders, we need to ensure we are meeting the needs of our Metis youth,” said Bruce Dumont, Métis Nation B.C. president. According to the 2006 Census, of the nearly 60,000 Métis living in B.C., approximately 26,000 are Métis youth 24 years old and under. For more information, please go to www. mnbc.ca.

‘Tis the season to be the

Men wanting to stop their use of abuse in personal relationships and choose respect and equality with their partner have an avenue to seek help. Nanaimo’s Haven Society has started work on a pilot project working with abusive men. The Men Choose Respect program is 16 group sessions and includes discussions around taking responsibility for the use of abuse against an intimate partner, power imbalances, goal setting and setting targets for preferred behaviour. Interviews for the program begin early in the new year. The program is scheduled to start around the third week of January. For more information, times

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Students pass national exam Six Nanaimo students are on their way to careers as chartered accountants after passing the national Uniform Evaluation exam over three days in September. Incorrect information was published in the Saturday, Dec. 10 News Bulletin. The News Bulletin regrets the error and any inconvenience it might have caused.

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A BEAUTIFUL BOUQUET OF DREAMS for every star in the sky. A definite explanation if you’ll please come back.

CARNATIONS AND ROSES for Cathy. We all miss you, girl, at the front desk. Sure you are on to better things. Stay well and happy.

TWO BEAUTIFUL AUTUMN BOUQUETS to the gentleman who picked me up when I fell on the bus to Woodgrove Centre and to the young woman who helped me into the mall and stayed with me until my next bus arrived.

SINCERE APPRECIATION to Wayne, our mailman, and his supervisor for making a disabled senior’s life easier by providing exceptional delivery service.

A BOUQUET to the friendly and efficient young man serving at the recycle depot on Mostar Road. THANKS to Cindy and Lanny for being the best grandparents ever. Your support for the grandkids and the mama is so appreciated. A BOUQUET OF ROSES to the thoughtful lady who picks up the litter along the fence at Woodlands Secondary School and in the tunnel that leads to Brooks Landing. There are many of us who appreciate your work to try to keep the area clean. A HUGE BOUQUET to Dee at Home Outfitters. She is the most helpful saleswoman in the whole of Nanaimo. I hope they appreciate her. THANK YOU to Bastion Trophies for replacing the ribbon on our grandfather’s service medal. Our appreciation, as always, for a job well done. MANY, MANY THANKS to the ladies who escorted me home after my car had been rear-ended on Third Street. I’m sorry I did not get your names. Also thanks to Derek. There are caring people out there.

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A BEEF F to a City of Nanaimo road crew for not noticing a tree blocking the view of the road near the corner of Hammond Bay Road and the Island Highway. A HUGE BEEF F to a business owner who retired recently. At your closing out sale, I wanted to buy four items from the owner, which were all put together in a corner of the store. As one of these items was large and I needed help to load it, I arranged with the owner to return within two hours with help. When I returned, the item had been sold for $15 more than what I arranged to buy it for. A BEEF F to Asian restaurants serving lukewarm food at opening, then bringing out the more palatable stuff once the lukewarm stuff is gone. Never again will I get conned.

HEARTFELT THANKS to all those who came to my husband’s aid when he collapsed on Dover Road: the bus driver who stopped, the lady who phoned me, Terry and Todd, and the kind young man who gave up a shirt to put under my husband’s head. He now has a pacemaker. A BOUQUET to the nurses at the lab in Beaufort Centre who realized I don’t like having blood drawn and made the process a lot easier for me.

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A BOUQUET OF RED ROSES AND MY GRATEFUL THANKS to the lady who came to my assistance when I had a fall at Country Grocer. Also a thanks to the Country Grocer employee who was there to help. A HUGE BOUQUET to a Save-OnFoods employee at Country Club Centre. After putting my groceries in the car, he gave me back a quarter and took my empty cart all the way back to the store. A BIG BOUQUET to the staff at Persona Hair Group and Balloons and Bears Florist for providing a drop off location for Christmas gifts for the Kiwanis Sunrisers Christmas party for special needs children. When we were in need, you were friends indeed. A GLORIOUS BOUQUET OF IRISES to Robyn and Tim and the staff of Big O Tires for the affordable winter tires they recommended to help keep a mom and two teenagers safe on the roads. Thank you for the speedy installation so we could leave on time. A LOVELY BUNCH OF VIOLETS to Jasmine J. at London Drugs. I came in to use a coupon for a free promotional item and I never considered having to pay for tax, so I didn’t have a cent on me. Jasmine

A HUGE BEEF F to the person who talked loudly during the playing of Amazing Grace by the pipers. How disrespectful to our fallen vets. Shame, shame on you. Those around you were appalled by your rude behaviour.

told me that she would put the $1.20 owing into the till from her own wallet because she didn’t need to take the bus that night, as she was getting a ride. A LUSCIOUS SPRAY OF PURPLE IRISES to Dr. Neil Rogers and Dr. Cobus Smith for the efficient diagnosis and quick surgery to resolve my 17-year-old son’s knee injury. We were so impressed with the speedy, concerned care you provided. AN APPRECIATIVE BOUQUET to Dr. Kazanowski, family physician extraordinaire. When our beloved Dr. Weight retired you assumed the care of my daughter and myself and you have continued to give excellent care. Thank you for your eternal kindness, empathy and vigilance with regard to our health. Dr. Kaz ... you rock the free world. ENDLESS BOUQUETS to the amazing parents at Seaview Elementary School. This core of dedicated people volunteer countless hours in fundraising activities that build school spirit as well as pad the coffers to allow enriching activities for all children. THANKS to the Nanaimo News Bulletin for allowing us our opinions and comments. I look forward to the Beefs & Bouquets every week.

A BIG BEEF F to dog owners who bring their pets to crowded venues such as the recent Remembrance Day service. This is no place for dogs. A BEEF. I thought smoking was banned at the bingo hall, but every time I go, someone has preceded me into the women’s washroom to smoke. I have reported this to staff and management four times, but it is still happening. A DISAPPOINTED BEEF F to the July newlyweds who planned everything for the wedding to a T, but forgot to send out thank you cards afterward. We are all still waiting. SHAME ON the person who advertised a child’s rocking horse as “with saddle”. Yes, you did take the saddle off. The clean markings and ridges are obvious on the back of the horse. You lied and took my gas money for delivery.

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In Memory of David Maday The entire Maday family, along with many close friends and colleagues, mourn the passing of David Maday on October 15, 2011. David is survived by his wife Penny Maday; stepsons, Benjamin and Samuel Wall; sister, Lorraine (Bill) Rutledge; his brother Derek; nieces, Jillian & Jennifer, and nephew Jonathan (Erin). David was born and raised in Edmonton and moved to Nanaimo with his wife & sons in 2008 to begin an exciting new chapter in their lives. David loved the island lifestyle - its crabbing & ďŹ shing, meeting new people and traveling around the island for his work as well as leisure. He loved to cook and was famous for his exceptional gourmet creations. He cherished spending time with family and friends, and especially the love of his life, Penny. For 15 months, Dave fought with bravery and dignity against the fear, pain and confusion of cancer and passed very suddenly at home. He will be forever loved. We will remember his bright spirit, kindness and generosity, his beautiful smile, infectious laugh, sense of humor, loyalty and dedication to his family and his great big heart. His life made a difference and touched so many people. He is greatly missed and we are lost without him. He was our bright star, our shining sun and our hearts are broken. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Paul Klimo & his team at Lionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, Dr. Walter Lemmo (Vancouver) and Dr. Melissa Oberholster in Nanaimo for their excellent care and in supporting David in his ďŹ ght as a great warrior against this disease. Penny would like to thank Davidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family at Keller Equipment (where he worked for 15 years) for their outpouring of love & caring, Davidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fellow Serauxmen for their kindness in this time of sorrow, and their many kind neighbors and friends and the clients of Island Girl Art Studio for their thoughtful notes, food, ďŹ&#x201A;owers and messages of support.

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The purpose of this call for an Expression of Interest is to seek interested parties that have a desire to rent space in the building situated at 2290 Bowen Road, Nanaimo,BC (Beban House). An optional site visit is being held on January 11, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at 2290 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC (Beban House) which will provide an opportunity to inspect the building and ask questions. Documents clearly marked â&#x20AC;&#x153;EOI 1278 Beban Houseâ&#x20AC;? will be received by the Purchasing Manager, Purchasing Department up to 2:00 PM local time, January 19, 2012 at the Purchasing OfďŹ ce, City of Nanaimo 2020 Labieux Road, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 6J9. Documents received after the noted due time will not be considered. It is the sole responsibility of the person(s) submitting to deliver the documents to the City of Nanaimo Purchasing OfďŹ ce before the closing time. Documents are available on the City of Nanaimo Purchasing website at: www. nanaimo.ca,â&#x20AC;&#x153;Businessâ&#x20AC;?, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bid Opportuntiesâ&#x20AC;?. All inquiries shall be directed to Bob Kuhn, Manager, Recreation and Cultural Services, at (250) 755-7512 or email bob. kuhn@nanaimo.ca. KURTIS FELKER, SCMP PURCHASING MANAGER 2020 LABIEUX ROAD NANAIMO BC V9T 6J9


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Experienced Bookkeeper, part time, flexible hours. Duties include producing financial statements with Simply Accounting, answering the phone and general office duties. Please reply to File #330, Nanaimo News Bulletin, 777 Poplar St., Nanaimo V9S 2H7

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

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We require 1) operators and owners operators for processors, 2) owner operators and truck drivers. Work in the Vanderhoof, Fort St. James & Prince George areas. Call or send your resume. Gulbranson Logging Ltd. 250-567-4505 Fax: 250-567-9232 email: jgulbranson@gulbranson.ca

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WFP is currently seeking a fully qualified Hooktender to join our Holberg Forest Operation. This is a perm. USW hourly union position required on a full time basis. If you believe that you have the skills and qualifications that we are looking for, please reply in confidence: Marty Gage - General Foreman Facsimile: 250.288.2764 Email: mgage@ westernforest.com For more info. Visit: www.western forest.com

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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

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

ELECTRICAL 1A ELECTRICIAN, licenced, bonded, Small Jobs Specialist, panel upgrades and renos. All work guaranteed since 1989. Rob at 250-732-PLUG (7584). ELECTRICIAN: HOME or BUSINESS. No job too small. Renovations, Additions. Senior and Single Parent discount. Licensed, Bonded. Call George (250)619-1384

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AGILE HOME REPAIR & Improvement. Fully insured, interior/exterior repairs & upgrades. “Now installing Christmas lights”. Ian 250-714-8800 ALL MANNER of Home Repairs, New Construction, Reno’s, Framing, Sheds, Decks, Fencing. Great rates & Refs. Call Derrick (250)816-8646 BLUE OX Home Services. Expert Handyman & Renovation Services: plumbing, electrical, carpentry, drywall, tiling, painting, lawn & garden. Refs avail. Insured. 250-713-4409. BRYAN GRIFFIN CONSTRUCTION Home & Bath Reno’s, Doors & Windows, Vinyl Siding & Soffits, and more. Insured. Free Estimates. 250-390-2601

BULLY’S LANDSCAPING. Fall Clean-up Specials: Pruning, yard cleaning, irrigation blow-outs. Bobcat & excavating services. Christmas light installation & takedown. 250585-7177

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.

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

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

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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

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Do you have a way with the written w word and a natural curiosity about issues and people? The Cowichan News Leader Pictorial, the Duncan area’s news source of record since 19 905, is seeking a part-time reporter to fill a year-long vacaancy due to a maternity leave. The successful applicant will deemonstrate the ability to turn in engaging, accurate, objectivee news stories and features on tight deadlines for both ourr website and print product. Journalistic experience and kno owledge of Canadian Press standards are assets. Photography skill and a reliable vehicle are required. The position opens in January and offers a flexible schedule. It requires about 15 hours a week, with the possibility of additional hours aas situations demand. The News Leader Pictorial is paart of Black Press, Canada’s largest independent newspaper newspapeer group with more than 150 newspapers located in B.C., Albeerta, Washington State, Hawaii and Ohio. Please forward your cover letterr and resumé — including writing and photography samplees as well as references — by Friday, December 16 to:

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

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

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7’ ARTIFICIAL CHRISTMAS tree, excellent condition, $70 obo. Call (250)390-0665. ATTRACTIVE, 3 candle set on base. Never used. Price tag still on. $10. Includes tea lights & rocks. 250-753-0253. BEAUTIFUL MEDIUM Oak rocking chair, good condition, green chair pads, $50. Call 250-585-5890.

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

CHRISTMAS/HALLOWEEN projector, brand new, never used, half price at $40. Please call 250-390-9506.

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DOWNHILL SKIS: Solomon 186 & bindings; Solomon boots(91/2) & poles. $60. Call Bill @ 758-0964

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

PETS PET CARE SERVICES CAT SITTING - NO CAGES. I will care for your much loved cat(s) in my home. They get their own room with a home setting. Min. 7-day or long term stay. Limited space, book ahead! (250)740-5554

PETS MINI SCHNAUZER Pups. white, black/silver, salt/pepper. Non shed, non allergenic, great apartment pups. First shots, deworming provided, vet checked, tails & dewclaw’s done. $650. 250-923-2517.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE UNDER $200 KENMORE RANGE2 yrs old, white, self-clean, like new, $200. Call (250)390-6852.

UNDER $400 GE FRIDGE- white, 2 yrs, freezer bottom New, $1500. Sell, $380. (250)390-6852.

FREE ITEMS FREE: 2 Manual crank standard hospital beds. Phone 250-760-2150 8am-6pm

FRIENDLY FRANK 12 VOLT car battery, new condition. $35. (250) 714-5716. 2 BOOK shelves, medium brown, 29.5”w x 72”h x 12”d, $20 each. Call 250-758-1652. 2 CHRISTMAS tree stands, 1 heavy-duty (good for lrg tree), $45, $25. Call 250-753-3588. 4-WHEEL walker $45 and a 5’ pre lit Christmas tree, $10. Call (250)754-3583 after 5pm.

HOTPOINT DRYERwhite, clean, excellent condition, $95. (250)751-5257. HOT WHEELS Collection; Carded. 199 for $99 or 50 cents each. 758-4473 NEW PAIR Black pumps, sz 8 combo 4A / 2A, $40. Lrg back pack $10. (250)754-5710. PANASONIC GENIUS microwave, 1200 watts. New cond. $25. 1 (250)753-2883 RECLINING SOFA w/folddown table and matching rec. chair. $99.(250)390-0780 VINTAGE DRESSER, kitchen table w/5 chairs, child’s table w/2 chairs, All 3 for $75 obo. (250)756-2398 WHITE VELCO size 7 Tender Tootsies, very clean, $35. 250-753-0744.

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

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad & get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-981-5990.

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1363 CEDARWOOD- (Ladysmith) 3 bdrms, $1195. w w w. a r d e n t p r o p e r t i e s. c o m Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881.

SINGLE & DOUBLE units; some with kitchenettes. Pets ok. New monthly rates starting at $650 & weekly starting at $250. (250)754-2328

VIU/UNIV AREA: Brand new 2 bdrm bsmt suite, sep ent & prkg, very spacious, small patio, NS/NP. $875/mo, utils & cable incl’d. Avail immed. Call (250)619-7097.

1 & 2 Bedrooms Heat & H/W incl’d. New carpet + lino, 3rd floor, double sink. Adult building. Secured entrance with cameras, small pet ok.

Call 250-753-6656 HOSPITAL AREA- 1 bdrm apartment, W/D. Manager on site. $700. (250)716-3305. HOSPITAL AREA- 2 bdrm apartment, W/D. Manager on site. $750. (250)716-3305.

HOSPITAL AREA Reno’d 2 Bdrm, new balcony, paint. Quiet bldg, near park, Prof. on-site mgmt. Prkg incl’d. Avail Jan. 1 From $775/mo. Call 250-754-2936 NANAIMO, 1275 Dufferin Cres Across Gen Hospital. 1 & 2 Bdrms from $675/mo. Call Carman 250-740-1002 NANAIMO- TOTALLY reno’d 3 bdrms. Avail immed. Nice, clean, W/D. NS/NP. 1 yr lease req’d. (250)797-2411. N NANAIMO: large, quiet 2bdrm corner unit, 4th flr with view, 4720 Uplands. Avail Jan 1st. $950. (250)741-4706.

NORTH NANAIMO RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO 1187 SEAFIELD- 2 bdrms, $700. Call Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 3270 ROSS- 2 bdrm, $775. Call Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

2 bdrm Apt. In-suite laundry. New flooring & paint. Large balcony. Avail Now or Jan. 1st. $865 mo. 250-729-9253

NORTH NANAIMO: large, quiet 2 bdrm, 3rd floor, 4720 Uplands. Avail Jan 1st. $850. (250)741-4706.

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152 BONAVISTA- 4 bdrms, $1675. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 2 SEPARATE complete well kept homes. $1500/mo ea. Both have 3-4bdrms and 1.5baths. Clean. Updated. Nice views. Quiet streets. Garage. F/S,D/W,W/D, 2400sqft. Bluebell Tc or Thetis Pl. Avail Jan 1st. N/S. Pets nego. 250616-8188 422 DAVIS- (Ladysmith) 1 bdrm, $500. Call Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 481 MILTON- 3 bdrms, $1100. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com CEDAR 4-BDRM exec, 2500 sqft, acreage, dble gar. Lease for $1950. Ref’s.250-729-0074 DIVERS LAKE area, 3 bdrm upper level of home, 1.5 bath, new flooring & countertops throughout, new appls, shared lndry, small pet ok, $1200 mo hydro incl’d, avail immed. 250-585-7022, 250-327-9386.

LADYSMITH 6BDRM, 2bath or split 3-1. Near shopping & Golf Course. 250-240-7622 NANOOSE BAY, recently reno’d 3 bdrm Rancher, 2 bath on shared 5 acres, F/P, D/W, W/D, lrg deck, very quiet area w/ easy access to hwy & only N/S, N/P, refs req’d, $1225, avail immed. 250-729-8772 or email: tasko487@aol.com

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BEBAN PARK remodelled 2bdrm, sep. entry, prkg, storage room, shared lndry. $900 utils incl. 1 (250)756-0801 BRIGHT, QUIET, lower 1-bedroom suite for rent, with private washer/dryer. Cinnabar Valley/Chase River area. No smoking and no pets. All utilities included (wireless internet, cable, heat and hydro). $700. Ph. 250-619-9134

HAMMOND BAY- 2 bdrm executive on acreage. W/D, $1050 incls utils, pets neg. Avail. now. (250)616-8755

550 BRADLEY- 2 bdrm, $700. Call Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

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6583 JENKINS- 2 bdrms, $675. Call Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

HAMMOND BAY area, near new 3 bdrm, ocean view, upper home, 5 appls, fireplace, lam flrs/ceramic tile, garage, deck, views of Georgia Strait, small pets ok. $1545 mo. Roger at 250-713-1025.

NORTH END. Oceanview. 3 level, sunny 3 bdrm. 4 new appliances, newly renovated carport. Ref’s required. $1150. + hydro. 1-778-883-8703.

CLASSY DOWNTOWN 2bdrm Condo. Great building. 5appli’s plus fireplace & internet. $850. (250)754-2207

422 DAVIS- (Ladysmith) 1 bdrm, $500. Call Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

FIRST MONTH FREE with 6 mos lease. 3-bdrm, walk to hospital. H/W floors, heat pump, wood stove. $1400/mo Jan. 1st. (250)668-5954.

HOLLY HILL- 3 bdrm, 2 bath, F/S, W/D hook-up. Clean, new paint & carpet. Close to amenities. $975. NP/NS. Avail now. (250)758-4871.

CENTRAL NANAIMO. For Jan 1st, 3rd floor Bachelor $585 or 1 bedroom with view $685. Quiet, spotless, good bldg. Mark/Don 250-753-8633.

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DEPARTURE BAY. Furnished 1 bdrm. Spacious, all inclusive - utilities, hi-speed internet, digital TV, basic phone, parking, shared laundry. $795. Jan. 1st. 250-751-3386.

412 BRUCE- 1 bdrm, $625. 2 bdrms, $700. Call Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

CENTRAL NANAIMO. For Jan. 1, 1 bdrm, $685, 2 bdrm, $785. Quiet, clean, close to ferry and seawall walk. Call Mark/Don 250-753-8633.

SHARED ACCOMMODATION CEDAR: QUIET acreage, 2 br, bath, tv room upstairs. Share hot tub, indoor pool, kitchen, BBQ, organic garden, orchard. $1200. Working person(s). Call (250)734-1103 mornings.

Spacious 2-level family home on peaceful, private, treed 1/4 acre lot on Camosun Drive. Lovely living & dining area with vaulted ceilings & 2 wood stoves; ocean view through huge floor-toceiling windows, nice deck, 2-car garage, with a lower level that could easily be suited. Only 3 minutes to VI University! Deposit Required Monthly Rent: $1,800 $2,000 www.wesellhomesbc.com Call: 250-616-9053

ROOMS FOR RENT CENTRAL NANAIMO: furn. $425. Chris 250-740-5332 contact_me@chrislesley.com

NANAIMO- (close to University) lake front suite, spacious 2 bdrm, quiet neighbourhood, walk-in shower, elevator, fully equipped kitchen, W/D. $900. Call Wayne (250)755-1926 or (250)802-3577.

BRIGHT, NEW 2bdrm, private entry & patio, 5appli’s and utils all included. $1,000/m Avail Dec. 15th or Jan. 1st. Contact Deb at 250-751-9640 or Kent at 250-740-1727 to view. CINNABAR 2-BDRM, Private entry. W/D incld. N/S, no partiers. $850.+ hydro. Avail. now. 250-741-1049, 250-667-0886. C. NANAIMO, large 3 bdrm, close to shopping & bus, $950 mo + utils, avail Jan. 1, 250729-9278 or 250-668-3274. COUNTRY CLUB area, 3 bdrm, authorized suite, 5 appls, deck, fenced yard, new carpet/paint, N/S, N/P, $1150 + utils, (Immed) 250-713-8065. OLD CITY QUARTER: Lge 2bdrm No Smokers, N/P, $850 Util incl. (250)753-3337

TOWNHOUSES AQUATIC CENTRE 2 Bdrm Townhome near VIU & Aquatic Centre, family-friendly, lots of greenspace, Avail Jan. 1 From $820 mo. (250) 754-4605

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N. NANAIMO: bright and beautiful 2 bdrm main level suite w/ garden area, 6 appls, 1 block from ocean, priv ent & lndry, $950 mo utils incl’d, NS/NP, ref’s. (250)760-0990. N.NANAIMO. NEW 2-BDRM suite, utilities incld. N/P. $850. Also 1-bdrm $700. Call 250732-3522 or (250)585-4689.

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N. NANAIMO- 2 bdrm. Close to Woodgrove Mall. NS/NP. Refs req. $900. utils/cable/hydro included. 250-390-4692.

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TRUCKS & VANS 2004 GMC 6.6 Duramax Diesel Truck. Full mechanical & safety inspection. 2WD w/posi rear wheel drive, 6 passenger, 4 door crew cab, leather interior, 8ft. box w/sprayed liner, exhaust brake, new tires, towing pckg. $16,500. (250)816-5728

NORTH NANAIMO- (Neck Point) 1 bdrm legal suite, 950sq ft newly reno’d, lrg living/dining rooms w/gas F/P, private W/D, separate kitchen w/den or storage (11x13), covered prking/separate driveway. Available Now. Must See! $950. Call (250)585-6079.

CASH BUYER of junk cars and trucks. Over the phone price quotes. 1-250-954-7843.

S NANAIMO 2bdrm, newly reno’d, 3mins to VIU & high schools, lrg fenced yard, prkg, W/D, $825 incl. utils. N/S, Sml pet ok. Jan 1st 250-544-0755

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n the automotive business, having the right product at the right time is the key. Ford has been among the best in the industry in updating and adding to its product lineup in recent years and for that reason, the firm’s fortunes have been on a tremendous upswing of late. Just when nearly everyone was writing off Detroit’s Big Three, a reversal of fortunes was beginning for Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. Ford was the first to make its way out of the doldrums, thanks in large part to its refreshed lineup. And helping lead the way was the Oakville, Ont.-built Ford Edge mid-size crossover utility vehicle. Since it debuted as a 2007 model in late 2006, more than 400,000 Edges have been sold in North America, including more than 40,000 here in Canada. So when a refresh of the Edge was in the works for 2011, Ford engineers knew they had to get it right. Members of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada certainly think they did as the Edge was voted the 2011 Best New SUV/CUV in its class.

But the real test is the marketplace, and early indications are that the public is embracing the new design of the Edge as well. So what changes has Ford made to the new Edge? Well, several to be exact. On the outside are new front and rear fascias. The interior craftsmanship and materials have been upgraded significantly and many new goodies are offered, include the MyFord Touch driver connect technology.

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An all-new powertrain lineup promises more power as well as improved fuel economy. My tester was a 2011 Edge AWD Limited with Touring Package (panoramic roof and voice activated navigation system), Vision Package (blind spot monitoring system) and more.

Built on the same platform used for the Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans and the Lincoln MKX crossover, the Edge has a car-like ride and handling, thanks in part to four-wheel independent suspension. Four trim levels are available: SE, SEL, Limited and Sport. SEL and Limited are offered with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, while SE is FWD only and Sport is AWD only. Standard on the SE, SEL and Limited is the 285-horsepower 3.5litre Duratec V6 engine. New on this engine for 2011 is Ti-VCT (twin independent variable camshaft timing) technology that boosts horsepower and improves fuel economy. Horsepower is up 20 from the previous model, while fuel economy numbers are also improved. With FWD and the six-speed automatic transmission, ratings are 11.2L per 100km in the city and 7.6L/100km on the highway. Add the sixspeed SelectShift automatic and the highway numbers improve even more. Meanwhile, the Edge Sport boasts a 3.7-litre Duratec engine with the same Ti-VCT technology that makes 305 hp and 280 lb/ft of torque. This means the Edge for 2011 goes from offering only one engine and one transmission to three powertrains. ◆ See ‘CUV’ /B26


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Offer(s) available on all new 2011 and 2012 models through participating dealers to qualified customers who take delivery by January 3, 2012. Dealers may sell for less. Some conditions apply. Retailer order/trade may be necessary. Offers are subject to change and may be extended without notice. See dealer for completee details. Vehicle images shown may include optional accessories and upgrades. All offers exclude licensing, registration, insurance, other taxes, down payment and dealer administration fees. Other dealer charges may be required at the time of purchase. Other lease and financing options also available. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Prices subject to change without notice. Certain restrictions may apply. TEvery eligible contestant automatically wins a prize of $500 up to $10,000 towards the purchase or lease of any new 2011 or 2012 Kia vehicle, plus one lucky winner will be randomly selected to win $25,000 at the conclusion of the contest. Contest ends January 3, 2012. No purchase necessary to enter. Contest open to Canadian residents with a valid driver’s licence, who have reached the age of majority in the province of their residence. Odds of winning vary per prize. Potential prize recipients must correctly answer a skill-testing question. Other restrictions apply, please see your participating Kia dealer for complete contest rules. **0% purchase financing is available on all 2011 and 2012 Kia models on approved credit (OAC). Terms vary by model and trim, see dealer for details. Representative financing example based on 2012 Sorento (SR75BC) with a selling price of $28,245, financed at 0% APR for 60 months. Includes delivery and destination fees of $1,650. Monthly payments equal $470.75 with a down payment/equivalent trade of $0. Cost of borrowing is $0, for a total obligation of $28,245. Financing example includes a $1,250 loan credit (includes $500 loan credit and $750 loyalty bonus¥). Other taxes, registration, insurance, licensing, PPSA ($79) and dealer fees are excluded. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. x“Don’t Pay Until Spring” on select models (120-day payment deferral) applies to purchase financing offers on select 2011 and 2012 models on approved credit (OAC) (Sportage/Sorento/Sedona/Borrego excluded). No interest will accrue during the first 90 days of the finance contract. After this period, interest starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay the principal interest monthly over the term of the contract. ††FlexChoice Financing for 36-, 48- and 60-month terms on approved credit through TD Financing Services is available at participating dealerships to qualified retail customers on select new 2011 and 2012 Kia vehicles. Taxes on the full negotiated purchase price are payable at the beginning of the contract term, resulting in higher payments than payments taxed on a periodic basis, and are not reflected in advertised payments. The following terms apply to TD Financing Services contracts. Vehicles are financed over a 36-, 48- or 60-month term with payments amortized over a term of up to 96 months and the pre-determined residual balance payable at the end of the contract. At contract’s end, customers have the choice of: (i) returning their vehicle through a Kia dealership with no further obligations (except payment of a $199 return fee and excess wear and tear, mileage and similar charges if exceeding 24,000 km per year allowance); (ii) financing the remaining balance for the rest of the amortization period at then-current standard rates; or (iii) paying the residual balance indicated on the bill of sale in full. Some conditions apply. FlexChoice Financing offered by TD in Quebec is subject to different terms and conditions. All advertised FlexChoice Financing offers are TD offers. Delivery and destination fees (up to $1,650) are included. Taxes, licence, insurance, registration, excess mileage, wear and tear charges, any retailer administration fees and other applicable fees and charges are not included. FlexChoice Financing is provided on approved credit through TD Financing Services. Your Option Date is set out on your TD Financing Services Payment Advantage Loan Certificate (the “Certificate”), which contains the terms and conditions governing your Return Value Option. If you exercise your Return Value Option, a return fee of $199 must be paid by you (not applicable in the province of Quebec) and you will be responsible for excess kilometre charges, excess wear and tear, and any other amounts as specified in your Certificate. The remaining loan balance will be subject to then-applicable TD Financing Services rates and fees. Retailers may sell for less. See participating retailers for complete details. Representative example based on 2012 Sportage (SP551C)/2012 Forte (FO540C)/2012 Soul (SO550C) with a purchase price of $23,645/$17,450/$18,245 financed at 2.49%/3.39%/1.49% APR over 48/60/48 months with $0 down, bi-weekly payments of $147/$98/$115 for a cost of borrowing of $1,590/$1,808/$699 and a total obligation of $24,235/$17,758/$17,944, including delivery and destination fees ($1,650/$1,455/$1,650). Sportage (SP551C)/Soul (SO550C) includes a $500 FlexChoice credit and $500 WINterfest Everybody Wins credit. Forte (FO540C) includes $500 dealer contribution, $500 FlexChoice credit and $500 WINterfest Everybody Wins credit. Certain restrictions apply. Taxes, licence, insurance, registration, excess mileage, wear and tear charges, any administration or other applicable fees or charges are not included. Dealer may sell for less. See dealer for details. ‡ Loan credit for 2012 Kia Sorento LX AT (SR75BC) is $1,250 (includes $500 loan credit and $750 loyalty bonus¥), and is available on purchase financing only on approved credit (OAC). Loan credit varies by model and trim. ¥Loyalty Bonus offer available on 2012 Kia Sorento at a value of $750 for any current Kia owners towards the purchase or lease of a new 2012MY Sorento. Loyalty Bonus offer applicable to cash purchase, lease and purchase financing only before January 3, 2012. Offer is transferrable within same household only (must provide proof of address). Limit of one bonus per customer or household. Certain restrictions apply. See dealer for details. ÇHighway/city fuel consumption of these vehicles may vary. These estimates are based on the Government of Canada’s approved criteria and testing methods. Refer to the Government of Canada publication EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide. 1Visit auto123.com/en/awards for more details. 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