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There are alternatives to protect a portion of Linley Valley from development without the city having to pay market value. Save Linley Valley West, a group of Nanaimo residents concerned that privately owned parcels of the unique ecosystem could be lost forever because they are zoned for residential development, suggests city council has several options beyond purchasing the property outright. Ben Arsenault, from the University of Victoria’s Environmental

Law Clinic, told council Monday there is financial value in protecting the land, and that rezoning Linley Valley West with a parks and open spaces designation would be consistent with the city’s official community plan. “No one has ever regretted establishing Stanley Park in Vancouver,” said Arsenault. “The founders of Beacon Hill are now unanimously praised for their foresight. Similarly, future generations of Nanaimo residents will thank councillors that take such a visionary view of the future of Linley Valley.” ◆ See ‘PROPERTY’ /5

UNDISGUISED ENTHUSIASM Simone Bell, left, Denise Conway, Gina Prescott, Sarah Dymock, Dawn Clark, Tracy Myers and Anne Spilker check out Haven Society’s mask selection for this year’s masquerade fundraiser gala. The black tie event Who’s Behind the Mask will be held at the Coast Bastion Inn Feb. 24. Tickets are $125 each or $1,000 for a table of 10. Money raised supports Haven Society programs for women and children. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call Shelley Anderson, event planner, at 250-268-2522 or send an e-mail to sanderson@itcomputers.ca. CHRIS BUSH/THE NEWS BULLETIN

The federal government is legally obligated to protect killer whale habitat, not just the animals themselves, the federal Court of Appeal confirmed last week. Ecojustice, a group of nine environmental agencies, successfully argued in federal court more than a year ago that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans did not meet its legal obligation to protect the endangered species. There were 13 rulings in that case, and the federal government appealed one, claiming provisions in the Fisheries Act protect the marine environment for the killer whale and other marine animals. The Fisheries Act, however, does not make critical habitat protection mandatory, according to the Feb. 9 ruling, and gives Fisheries Minister Keith Ashfield broad discretion to authorize activities that could destroy marine habitat. Thursday’s ruling means Ottawa will now have to protect killer whales under the Species at Risk Act, which requires protection of the whale’s food supply and the quality of its marine environment, including noise and water pollution. “The original ruling, and now the Court of Appeal’s judgment, have confirmed that the fate of killer whales should not be left to the discretion of politicians,” said Margot Venton, a lawyer for Ecojustice, in a press release. “It’s time to get on with the business of actually protecting these killer whales.” The ruling also means the federal government has to pay more than $80,000 to cover Ecojustice’s original court costs, as well as appeal costs. ◆ See ‘RULING’ ‘ /4


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enovations to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital’s cancer clinic allow the clinic to handle more patients. The $1.8-million project, cost-shared by the province and the Regional Hospital District of Nanaimo, includes one more clinic room, a larger pharmacy with state-of-the-art equipment to handle increased patient volumes, and an improved atmosphere for patients and staff. “It’s a really comfortable atmosphere, in spite of the fact we have all these chemicals pouring into our bodies,” said patient Lynn Bonner, 70, who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment in the clinic for the second time. Linda Burrows, clinical coordinator, said the clinic’s pharmacy was upgraded from a 144-square-foot room to a four-room, 742-squarefoot facility in compliance with current regulations. The new pharmacy includes a stainless steel anteroom, a patient counselling room, a room for pharmacists to check orders and do computer work and

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a drug preparation room with two biohazard mixing cabinets to prepare the chemotherapy drugs. Burrows said the old pharmacy only had one biohazard cabinet and it wasn’t isolated or on a separate ventilation system as is the case now, which reduces the risk of exposure to biohazardous chemicals. The Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation donated $16,500 to buy the second cabinet.

Prior to the renovations, Burrows said the clinic was seeing almost 3,000 patients per year, but the health authority hired a new medical oncologist last spring, increasing the clinic’s patient load and putting a strain on the old facility. “We’re seeing over 3,500 patients per year now so it was unacceptable,” she said. The clinic has the ability to expand further, added Burrows, but more staff would be needed, as staffing levels have not changed since the expansion, with the exception of the new oncologist. “It’s a stretch now to keep things going,” she said. “This is a state-of-the-art pharmacy that will take us into the future, but you can only do so much as the human resources budget allows you to do.” Dr. Randy Barmack, a general practice oncology physician who has worked at the clinic for 11 years, said prior to renovations, the clinic was sending 20-30 per cent of its patients to Victoria for chemotherapy treatment – at least for the start of their treatment – and he believes the expanded capacity will meet the demand for chemotherapy services for mid-Island patients for now. Some people will still have to go to Victoria, as the Nanaimo clinic does not offer radiation treatments. reporter@nanaimobulletin.com

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◆ From /1 “This is the second judgment in a row where the court has assigned costs,” said Christianne Wilhelmson, spokeswoman for the Georgia Strait Alliance, part of the E c o j u s t i c e g ro u p. “That’s unusual. The cour ts have been quite disgusted with the behaviour of the government in wasting the court’s time on this issue, in that the gover nment should be following its own laws.” The federal government has 90 days to appeal the case once more to the Supreme Court of Canada. “We’re hoping this is done,” said Wil-

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landowners for any reduction in the value of land or for any loss or damage that results from adopting an OCP or zoning bylaw,” and that “changing zoning for legitimate community purposes will not attract any liability.” “It can be rezoned but still left in private hands, which can keep development uses at bay while we raise money to protect the land,” said O’Rourke. She added that by developing the property, the city would likely have to spend as much or more as the land is worth today in future city services, such as a fire truck apparatus built to handle fires for buildings and houses on steep slopes. Arsenault suggests the city initiate a parcel tax of $10 annually for residents to generate a parkland acquisition fund, noting that in the long run, green spaces have been proven to be economically beneficial to municipalities because they provide a better quality of life and increase the city’s tax base through higher property values. He also pointed out that protecting Linley Valley meets several goals of the OCP, including: Goal 1, to manage urban growth; Goal 4, to promote a thriving community; and Goal 5, to protect and enhance the environment. “I think council treated us as potential partners in this initiative and we’re on the first step of the first rung of the ladder,” said O’Rourke. “It’s up to us to show council the alternatives.”

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Occupy Nanaimo cost taxpayers $24,054.10, but those who took part in the movement say the majority of that money was spent needlessly on litigation fees. A b re a k d ow n o f the total money spent released by the city on Monday indictes city hall spent $18,954.10 on lawyers, $4,000 on porta-potties, $850 in staff overtime and $250 in garbage bags and other supplies. Occupiers, after several meetings with Mayor John Ruttan and city managers during the protest, were given a civil injunction in early December, demanding they remove their tents and other structures from Diana Krall Plaza, where the 20-30 occupiers had camped out since Oct. 15. The B.C. Supreme

Court approved the injunction and with help from city employees and RCMP, the tent city was removed on Dec. 9. Matthew O’Donnell, Occupy Nanaimo spokesman, said the city shouldn’t have w a s t e d t a x p aye r s ’ money. “Negotiations with the City of Nanaimo were important and treated very seriously by Occupy Nanaimo,” said O’Donnell. “We felt together we could bring real, positive change to the less fortunate of Nanaimo, while the city quietly compiled a court case going against Mayor John Ruttan’s public and often televised election pledges to keep us fully aware and involved in a legal process. The city needn’t have wasted money on legal fees.” He added that a price tag cannot be attached

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The Occupy Nanaimo protest, which began with a demonstration in Diana Krall Plaza in October, cost the city more than $24,000 by December.

to some of the services Occupy Nanaimo provided to underprivileged people, which included shelter, more than 3,000 meals, sleeping bags, and a sense of community. “They were invited to be a part of our community, whether they wanted to be a part of the Occupy movement or whether they just needed shelter,” said O’Donnell. “The only

thing we asked is that they be sober.” The global occupy movement was protesting growing financial disparities between the world’s financial elite and increasing amounts of poor citizens, as well as a disappearing middle class. In some cities, police used force to oust protesters. Ruttan said after a timeline to dismantle the illegal tents fell

apart in negotiations, the city had no choice but to consider legal action. “Here in Nanaimo, we were one of the last communities still working with the occupiers. We were working along the path of settlement and I think it would have happened but as it appeared to me, toward the end, there was a change in [the occupiers’ thinking]. At one point there was a timeline, we were trying to work with that timeline, and at the end there was no departure date. That’s where the policy started changing.” Coun. Jim Kipp said he appreciated the occupiers’ attempt at peaceful protest, especially in light of violence in Syria where people are being killed for speaking out. “I’m disappointed we spent $18,000 on lawyers,” said Kipp. “I believe Occupy Nanaimo intrinsically knew this world has to change ... I wish we could have left a tent there with a message that this was Occupy Nanaimo so people wouldn’t forget the economy is collapsing and that people are having a tough time.” reporter2@nanaimobulletin.com

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Kate Flynn, left, Jonathan Przybyl, Zoey Poulsen and Jason Nenzel plan to spread kindness, love and positivity to unsuspecting Nanaimo residents next week. The Vancouver Island University students are part of a spirituality class of 30 participating in the project.

It’s the simple things that usually make all the difference in the world. Jonathan Przybyl and his classmates in a spirituality class at Vancouver Island University intend to spread goodwill during the coming week by leaving positive messages on car windshields, carrying groceries or holding umbrellas on rainy days. The students hope that the positive energy will spread as more people perform random acts of kindness, said Przybyl. “Hopefully, we can start making a shift,” Przybyl said. “Hopefully, they can do something for someone else.” Performing random acts of kindness is an annual project in Les Malbon’s fourth-year Health of the Human Spirit class. Students last year gave out free hugs,

which might be on the list this year as well. Thirty students in the class will divide up into groups of five. The class is part of the physical education degree program requirements and is an elective for nursing students. During class, students sit in a circle and discuss religious topics, often from their own experiences. Guest speakers also offer information and insight. Przybyl said the class provides a different perspective on learning and the subject matter. “The class is definitely learning by experience,” he said. “It’s opening up my eyes.” Przybyl’s group will have matching T-shirts and hit the streets this weekend. “It’s going to be a great experience,” Przybyl said. arts@nanaimobulletin.com

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Harbour Authority representatives steered into Nanaimo last week to discuss issues facing the industry. The Harbour Authority Association of B.C. Conference attracted 109 delegates from Vancouver Island and B.C. coastal communities. The majority of issues discussed revolved around small craft harbours, but addressing changing regulations, issues of liability and creating and sharing plans for future economic growth were also on the table. David Mailloux, Nanaimo Port Authority spokesman, said although discussion on small craft harbours doesn’t apply to Nanaimo, there were other benefits from

attending, such as showcasing what’s working in Nanaimo and sharing best practices between organizations. The Nanaimo Port Authority is a federal agency mandated to administer, control, manage and protect navigation and safety in Nanaimo Harbour. “It’s a great opportunity to learn from each other, said Mailloux. Changing regulations and issues of liability are issues that affect all ports, said Art Childs, president of the Harbour Association of B.C. All harbour facilities have a significant public presence, especially during tourist season, and operators must be aware of insurance and liability issues. The conference has been in Nanaimo for three consecutive years and marked the first conference of the year for the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. Denise Tacon, VICC general manager, said there are 18 confirmed bookings this year, 19 were booked last year and nine in 2009. reporter3@nanaimobulletin.com

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Legalization’s time has come With former attorneys general, ex-municipal mayors and a host of medical health officers all advocating for the legalization of marijuana, the public should start to wonder what politicians are smoking to make inaction seem like the right decision. Former B.C. Attorney General Geoff Plant and his colleagues are the latest to lobby the province for reforms to its marijuana laws by ending prohibition on B.C.’s unofficial cash crop. Like prohibition of alcohol during the Great Depression made millionaires out of bootleggers and gangsters, marijuana laws financially benefit both organized crime and petty criminals, while punishing taxpaying, law-abiding citizens for inhaling in the privacy of their homes. The framework for restriction, regulation and taxation of marijuana exists, through our extensive alcohol and tobacco legislation. Impairment laws currently apply to marijuana. The federal Conservative government wants to increase the minimum penalty for pot offences, yet B.C.’s court system faces such a backlog that the vast majority of those charges would be dismissed before ever reaching court. Legalizing – and regulating – marijuana would ease that court burden, erasing minor drug possession charges to free up court time for serious offences, such as drunk driving. It would also impact the international drug trade, which sees harder drugs cross the border in exchange for B.C. marijuana. Where the face of the argument for legalization was once a grungy, hippie-ish fellow sparking a spliff, the movement now has top medical professionals, former municipal leaders and provincial ministers cutting through the haze with a clean image and a clear-cut case. B.C. has the opportunity to show leadership on a national scale by taking the profits of crime and returning it to society. The Nanaimo News Bulletin is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org

Province floats on sea of shale gas

Premier Christy Clark’s recent much of it gas fired, after an elecfanfare about developing a natutricity crisis that caused brownral gas export industry in northouts more than a decade ago. ern B.C. included a major change Today, Washington state producin electricity policy. ers are actually paying B.C. Hydro Last year Clark’s government to take their excess power because forced B.C. Hydro to trim its they need to move it into the grid, operations and keep its next two and B.C. is the only place that can annual rate increases below four store it using dam capacity. per cent. Part of the savings will NDP energy critic John Horgan come from redefinis celebrating this ing former premier change in B.C. Hydro B.C. Gordon Campbell’s policy. VIEWS climate strategy, which He says the governrequired B.C. Hydro ment made a multiTom Fletcher to be self-sufficient in billion-dollar miscalBlack Press even low-water years, culation by assuming with no net electricity California’s electricity imports. shortage would conThe target is now selftinue indefinitely, and sufficiency in averagesurplus power would water years, limiting be profitable. He says expansion of indepenindependent power dent power projects. It contracts are part of also means B.C. will B.C. Hydro’s current import more gas-fired electricity financial problems, but political in the coming years, and burn interference in planning is the some of its own abundant gas to bigger issue. generate new power up north. Horgan would not endorse the North America finds itself floatWilderness Committee’s call to ing on a sea of shale gas. cancel electricity purchase conCampbell’s plan entailed using tracts B.C. Hydro has signed for B.C.’s big dams to stabilize and more run-of-river developments. store power from new intermitAdditional projects are planned tent sources of hydro and wind, for the Upper Lillooet, Upper Toba building the Site C dam on the and Harrison rivers in southern Peace River and exporting clean B.C., and the Kokish River on energy at a premium in a carbonnorthern Vancouver Island. Most priced North American market. are aboriginal partnerships. Both the carbon market and the Energy Minister Rich Coleman export market have evaporated. told me no contracts will be canWhile B.C. was developing runcelled, and he rejected my sugof-river to sell to California, the gestion that B.C. Hydro could end U.S. west coast built new capacity, up with too much power in the

wrong places and at the wrong time of year. B.C. Hydro can move power around as well as store it, and that ability will improve when the smart grid is completed. Independent power doesn’t end there. It shifts to northern B.C., where three liquefied natural gas projects will need output equivalent to two and a half Site C dams to operate. Coleman confirmed that at least one modern gas-fired power plant will be needed to develop LNG, which is expected to be in business before Site C could be built. That powerhouse will likely be built by the LNG developers, and used to back up new intermittent sources of offshore and land-based wind and any river or geothermal sites available along a new northwest power line. B.C. will likely have a second gas-fired power plant in the northeast corner, to supply the Horn River shale gas development and processing plant now underway. Coleman says that plant should be able to capture carbon dioxide and sequester it deep underground. Fort Nelson and points north will remain off the B.C. Hydro grid. Even with carbon capture in the northeast, Campbell’s greenhouse gas targets look to be the next part of his legacy to be abandoned. ◆ Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Canadian justice system in crisis To the Editor, Re: Justice needs major overhaul, Opinion, Feb. 9. When I first moved to Nanaimo I witnessed something strange and peculiar. Outside of witty bedtime rhymes and the occasional tale, I had never seen or heard of bedbugs before. As I watched my neighbours panic over this frustrating dilemma they were forced to endure, I did not understand why they did not simply find a solution.

Instead, they gossiped on the problem affecting others and simply gossiped about everyone else’s problem and hid their own. There were simple solutions to this issue that was rapidly growing out of control. We face a similar problem in our judicial system. Canada is experiencing overcrowded prisons, court backlogs, insufficient staffing in all areas of the criminal justice system and the expensive short-term solutions to these problems. And that just

scrapes the surface of this ever growing disaster. In Michel Foucault’s book Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison, he states that, “we are aware of all the inconveniences of prison, and that it is dangerous when not useless. And yet we cannot see how to replace it. It is this detestable solution that one cannot see without.” I can see from Thursday’s News Bulletin that our current situation regarding the Canadian judicial system is of

great importance. There was not one, but four articles regarding the backlog in our court system and again, the short-term solution provided. In essence, Canada is spraying our ‘bedbug problem’ with a few judges here, and a few prisons there, but it is only costing Canadian citizens obscene amounts money for a problem that will surely return. Brandon P. Blond Nanaimo

Readers respond: Feedback on news items Sustainability lost on most politicians To the Editor, Re: Continued growth comes at a price, Saturday Beat, Feb. 4. You’re darn tootin’ it does and good for you reminding everyone of that undeniable fact. I often think of the human body and how, if it continually grew in girth, how messy it would be when it eventually exploded. The outlying rural communities have been warning both the City of Nanaimo and the Regional District of Nanaimo for years just how serious the consequences of unrestricted and continual growth are on the water resources alone within our areas. Those who actually live on the land know what is going on, but we are not considered ‘stakeholders’, only a nuisance factor. The City of Nanaimo does not own its own watershed. A logging company does. Therefore, why is the city putting the cart before the horse? How about actually owning Nanaimo’s watershed before the pie-in-the-sky mentality of pouring taxpayers dollars endlessly into something it doesn’t even own? The green-wash spewing from municipal and regional district mouthings emphatically prove they have no idea what sustainability means. It’s so simple. Maybe too sim-

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Arts requires support directly from patrons To the Editor, Re: Theatre success can’t be denied, Letters, Feb. 9. I love these think-they’reelitist scribes who waste ink by writing drivel. While trumpeting the Port Theatre as a “well-managed facility”, Bruce Farquharson failed to disclose he’s director of the Island Consort Chamber Choir and that he’s been

involved in musical groups in Nanaimo since 1977. Therefore, of course he wants the money-drain on the rest of us to continue for he and his friend’s benefit. It is these types of people, thinking everyone else’s money is theirs, who cause countries to go bankrupt. If Farquharson loves the arts, which I do too, then please support it with your own spare money. Everyone should have hobbies and interests, but not through constant public subsidies. As for the convention centre, fill it with University of Vancouver Island classes and students so the delegate total will truly be at capacity each and every year to come. John Malcolm Peterson Nanaimo

Water-sharing deals frought with risks To the Editor, Re: City, Harmac eye watersharing options, Feb. 9. In regards to water licences issued to the Greater Nanaimo Water District (now City of Nanaimo) and the original M&B Harmac mill. The GNWD licence is issued on Jump Creek which is a tributary to the South Nanaimo River and has a designated waterworks purpose. It also has a long list of conditions. On the other side of Green Mountain is Sadie Creek,

which is tributary to the Nanaimo River, which is a different watershed and to which Harmac has a water licence. This licence has a long list of conditions. You can change purpose, appurtenancy, and works on a water licence, however, one must make application, pay fees, post notifications, inform downstream users, and to which any person in Canada can make a written objection to. If we see a deal is struck between the above mentioned parties without due process, then we know that the Water Act has been subverted. It is also worthy to note, that if the water is not consumed as stated in the Conditional Water Licence, then it is subject to cancellation for non-beneficial use. That way any surplus water does not go to corporations who can make the most amount of money from it, but can be applied for by First Nations and small communities who live by the Nanaimo River without a waterworks system. The problem lies in the fact that a corporation owns the works (dam) that creates the surplus, since historically, the Nanaimo River ran dry in the summer before the dam was created. The Water Act is structured to be benevolent and corporations are structured to enhance shareholders’ wealth. Mario Maibach Nanaimo

B.C. Liberals drive province into ground To the Editor, I am a long-time teacher finding myself yet again mired in conflict with the B.C. government and its misguided and harmful management of the provinces affairs. When Gordon Campbell came to power some years ago, I commented to colleagues how in a few short years we would not even recognize the B.C. we had grown up in. Here we are over a decade into the Campbell/Christy Clark regime and what do we have? Schools crumbling into the ground, bursting at the seams with overcrowding even in a time of declining enrolment, technology that will serve our students well for the 1990s, and ever increasing public tax-dollar funding for private schools for the elite of B.C. After all, those schools perform better as demonstrated by the Fraser Institute’s unethical publishing of misleading FSA results, designed to disparage and demoralize our most vulnerable communites and children. We should be ashamed. I know I am. To live in a province of such wealth concurrently with the most underpriviledged and impoverished children in Canada. So what do we have a decade or so post-Campbell/Clarke? A premier in defiance of Canadian parliamentary tradition who clings to power unelected and without the mandate of the people she governs, a Ministry of Education with complete and utter disdain for our constitution, ignoring the court’s order to reverse its illegal limitations on bargaining of class size and composition, a Ministry of Health that seems quite satisfied with Tim Hortons Health Care, a B.C. Ferries Corporation that we need a mortgage to ride on. But wait, all is not lost. We have the lowest corporate taxes in the G8. No wonder the premier has no money to provide the essential programs for the taxpayers that did not elect her. Daniel Companion Nanaimo

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Dry grad helpers needed BY JENN McGARRIGLE THE NEWS BULLETIN

Organizers of the largest year-end party for graduating students in Nanaimo are seeking volunteers to help ensure the event continues in the future. Wayne Cooper, chairman of the Nanaimo Dry Grad Society, said the group has about a dozen volunteers helping out so far, when normally about 25 are involved by now. “We’re needing probably another dozen to come on board just at this stage of the game,” he said. “The workers are spread thin.” The concern is that

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About 900 graduating students from all of Nanaimo’s public and private schools (and Ladysmith Secondary students) and 300 volunteers will take over Beban Park social centre from 8 p.m. on June 29 to 5 a.m. June 30 – hours after students don cap and gown to attend graduation ceremonies. Activities including rock climbing, scuba diving, kayak races, karaoke, movies, music, prizes and inflatable toys. For those who stay all night, larger prizes such as iPads and MP3 players are drawn from a basket contain-

ing students’ wrist tag numbers. The party also includes plenty of food, of course. Students pay half the cost of putting on the party through the $50 ticket price, but once they’re in, all the activities are free. Parent volunteers have organized the event for the past 23 years. Cooper said the goal is to show students that a good time can be had without alcohol or drugs – purses and bags are searched before entry and those under the influence will be turned away.

And the event is popular. “About 80 per cent of the grad class comes,” said Cooper, adding that volunteering to help organize and being there on the actual night of the event is also rewarding for community members. “They get to see the excitement of the Grade 12 class,” said Cooper. “The kids are pretty respectful of all the volunteers.” For more information or to volunteer, please go to www.nanaimo drygrad.ca.

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Play provides lesson, laughs for theatre students Vancouver Island University offers A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum for its spring production BY MELISSA FRYER THE NEWS BULLETIN

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hen the economy gets tough, the people get laughing. Vancouver Island University theatre department is one of about a half-dozen companies producing A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, a light-hearted musical from the 1960s. The Sound of Music is another uplifting production popping up around the province. Ross Desprez, director of the VIU production and instructor in the theatre department, said it’s a typical trend in hard times that people seek out something funny and happy. “This one’s as silly as they come,” he said. A Funny Thing g takes place in ancient Rome, where the slave Pseudolus is willing to cheat, steal or bargain for his freedom from Hero, his owner. Hero, however, is in love with the girl next door – a courtesan from a house of ill repute. Hero grants Pseudolus his freedom on the condition that the slave can arrange for Hero to win his love, who just happens to be promised to a renowned warrior. A Funny Thing was one of Stephen Sondheim’s earliest works. He also wrote Sweeney Todd and West Side Story. It’s based on an ancient Roman play and includes some of today’s most popular comedic aspects of a farce, from slamming doors to mistaken identity. It’s an effective teaching tool for theatre history. “These traditions all go back to ancient Rome,” Desprez said.

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Percy Gledhill, left, Jamie Gibson, Samantha Pawlick and Jennifer McNevin rehearse a scene from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way W to the Forum, a musical by Vancouver Island University’s theatre department.

He cast three women as proteans, who, like the origin of the word, change from soldiers to eunuchs and other characters. “They’re like The Three Stooges who play everyone,” Desprez said. “There’s no real chorus in this – it’s not like a traditional musical.” Despite its humour, it is, however, a product of the era it was written. “I’m amazed at how sexist it is,” Desprez said. “But the students seem to enjoy it – they take it for what it is.”

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The production is also a collaboration with the university’s music department, with professor Greg Bush as musical

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They were once just a bunch of high school band geeks who hung out in the garage making music. Now they sell millions of albums, tour the country and are nominated for two national awards in music. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what kind of music Down With Webster plays, but the

band will perform it during their trademark high-energy show at the Port Theatre Wednesday (Feb. 22). “It was just a bunch of kids having fun after school,” said Cam Hunter. “It was all over the place – it didn’t really have a direction.” They were almost teens when the group started playing together in Tyler Armes’s garage in

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– Hunter, Armes, Dave Ferris, Patrick Gillett, Andrew Martino and Martin Seja. Hunter was enrolled in university when the band started touring and he realized that school wasn’t teaching him what he wanted to learn. “I thought, ‘I gotta get on this boat full time’,” he said. “I dropped out of school to do this.” Their first album, Time to Win Vol. I, I led to Warped Tour and Virgin Festival in 2009, plus appearances at the Much Music Video Awards, where they performed on the same bill as Lady Gaga and Drake. They had offers to work with Timbaland and Gene Simmons, which they turned down to follow their own path. “Even with all the success, it’s still a crazy, unsure thing,”

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Hunter said. “It definitely keeps us motivated.” Their second album, Time to Win Vol. II, I saw the boys work with Boi-1da. The collaboration was a success, earning the band two Juno Award nominations for Pop Album of the Year and Group of the Year.

The awards will be given out April 1. “We really clicked with him,” Hunter said. “The stuff we created with him was some of my favourite stuff I’ve ever done.” Because their music can’t be neatly packaged into a particular genre, collaborations with other artists

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EVIL EBENEZER and Suitable Ties play allages show at Headliners Saturday (Feb. 18) at 8 p.m. Tickets $15. Call 250-753-2323.

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MUSIC IN MEDIAS RES with Atlas Collapses at the Queen’s Thursday (Feb. 16). Doors 9 p.m.

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Cowichan Secondary School’s Randi Thomas, top, tries to pin down John Barsby’s Inga Holmgeirsson during a match at the Vancouver Island high school wrestling championships at Dover Bay Secondary School on Saturday.

Nanaimo wrestlers clinch Island championships Nanaimo wrestlers grappled on the mats at Island championships, and for the most part, came out on top. Athletes from Dover Bay, Nanaimo District

and John Barsby secondary schools, as well as Aspengrove School, competed at the zone tournament at the Dover Bay Secondary School gym on Saturday.

Dover’s Nathan Valsangkar, Avery Gibson, Kimberly van Hest and Cameron Liptrot and NDSS’s Kyle Clare are all Island champions after winning their divisions.

Van Hest was named the tournament’s outstanding female wrestler. Also faring well at zones were Dover’s Danny Klatt and Grace Tuck, who both placed third.

VIU men’s hoops team simply looking to keep sharp BY GREG SAKAKI THE NEWS BULLETIN

The Vancouver Island University Mariners have clinched first place in the standings and a first-round bye in the playoffs. Still, they haven’t achieved all their goals for the regular season. There’s one more thing for the M’s (13-1) to do over this last weekend of

the Pacific Western Athletic Association campaign – stay sharp for the postseason. “There’s two weeks after our last league game, so if you start resting guys too early I think the break in between, it’s too long,” said Tony Bryce, coach of the Mariners. VIU goes to the mainland to play the Capilano Blues on Friday (Feb. 17) and the Quest Kermodes on Saturday.

“I don’t think we’ll over-rest guys,” Bryce said. “We’ll be cautious; we’re not going to play anybody tired but we don’t like to lose. We want to go into the playoffs playing well.” This weekend’s games are more significant to VIU’s women’s team (13-1), who probably have to beat both Cap (11-3) and Quest (9-5) to clinch first place in PacWest. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

There’s a saying in sports, that there’s always next season. But that’s not exactly the case for some of the Nanaimo Clippers. While most or all of the team’s six graduating 20-year-olds will go on to play at the college level next season, this is their last chance in junior hockey. And they’re well aware of that. “I think about it all the time, to be honest,” said Billy Faust, the team’s No. 1 goalie. “Junior, it’s a lot of fun and a big experience of our lives here and we don’t want to go out on a sour note. We want to give it all we’ve got here on our last go.” Defenceman Josh Phillips said the knowledge that this playoff push is his last one in junior is on his mind every day. “Being my last year as a 20-year-old it would be really nice to make the playoffs and have a good run,” he said. “That’s what I’m

hoping for and the rest of the team is, too.” Even out on the ice, these thoughts enter players’ minds. “I’ve just got to keep playing my game,” Phillips said. “But obviously it makes you want to work harder, it’s definitely something you want to strive for.” Graeme McCorm a ck , g r a d u at i n g defenceman, said the fact that it’s his final year is something that’s been in his thoughts right from the start of the season. “And there’s a handful of guys that are in the same boat as me,” he said. “If there’s going to be anybody that steps up and leads the way into some wins it’s going to be us. So you take that upon yourself and you’ve got to really elevate your game and hopefully the other guys in the room follow your lead.” Andrew Gladiuk, Dan Correale and Clayton Chessa are the team’s other 20-year-olds. GAME ON … The Clippers play at Vernon tonight (Feb. 16). The Clips faced Coquitlam on the road Wednesday after press time. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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Nanaimo United U21 player Gavin Leung fires a shot during a shootout against Gorge FC on Sunday at Merle Logan Field. United won the playoff game 4-3 on penalty kicks after the teams were tied 1-1 after regulation and 2-2 after overtime.

The league’s hottest team faced the league’s last-placed team, and it wasn’t much of a game. Nanaimo United’s Div. 1 men pummeled Juan de Fuca 15-1 on Sunday at Merle Logan Field to conclude the Vancouver Island Soccer League regular season. JDF played with an undermanned lineup. Andrew Adams and Jon McKenzie both scored hat tricks for United, Tony Maestrello and Dan Cato

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It’s that time of the season when the games matter most. Most of Nanaimo’s high school basketball teams tip off playoffs this week. The biggest b-ball games in town will be at the Wellington Secondary School gym, where three local teams qualified to compete in the North Island senior AA boys’

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THESE CRIMES Cat burglar interrupted On Monday February 13 at 1 a.m., a female residing in an apartment at 1480 Boundary Crescent awoke to find a male standing in her bedroom. The male then shone a flashlight in her eyes and escaped by running out through her sliding glass door. Police Dog Services were called and tracked the suspect to the exterior of the apartment building and beyond but were not able to continue the track. Neighbours reported seeing the male, approximately 6 ft with a slim build, dressed all in black and wearing a black balaclava, creeping outside their apt. When they yelled at him, he took off on foot and was last seen running toward Townsite Rd.

Attempted arson at Uplands elementary On February 11 at 1:30 a.m., City of Nanaimo Fire and Rescue crews requested police assistance with a deliberately set fire at Uplands elementary located on Stronach Drive. When officers arrived, they found a plastic bottle smouldering next to the school. The bottle had been set on fire and the heat and flames had scorched the side of the school. Fortunately there was no permanent damage sustained to the school. Earlier in the evening, a report was received of teenagers attempting to set a fire in the playground at Uplands elementary. Patrols were made but no fire or suspects were located.

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Nanaimo InsuranceCentre Clippers peewee Tier 2 team will face the Nanaimo Kasjac Clippers peewee Tier 3 team in semifinal action, with the winner advancing to a best-of-three Island final. The Kasjac Clippers recently clinched their league title with an undefeated record. The teams play at 1:45 p.m. at Frank Crane Arena.

Other big playoff games will be contested out of town. The Nanaimo Clippers midget T1 team starts the Island finals this Saturday (Feb. 18) with its best-ofthree series against C ow i c h a n g e t t i n g underway with Game 1 in Duncan. Game 2 won’t be until Feb. 25 at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. The midget Clippers reached the Island

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finals on the strength of a 4-3 victory over Campbell River on Sunday up Island. The Nanaimo Clippers bantam T1 team is also starting its best-of-three Island final on the weekend, with Game 1 slated for Sunday (Feb. 19) at the Victoria Racquet Club. Game 2 will be Feb. 25 at the NIC. Nanaimo’s bantams made it to the finals after handling Comox 4-1 on Saturday on the road. Another Nanaimo Minor Hockey Association rep team in the playoff hunt is the bantam B2 boys, who start their Island final against Comox on Feb. 25 at the NIC.

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Nanaimo InsuranceCentres Clippers peewee B player Ryan Polywkan, front, looks for a shot on goal in an exhibition game against the North Island Edge bantam girls earlier this month at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. The peewee Clips won 7-1.

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Feb. 6-11 Monday mixed - Lino Cardoso, 747 triple. Tuesday mixed - Gord Coulson, 315 single, 880 triple; Colleen Hinchliffe, 312 single, 793 triple. Wednesday classic - Shawn Eby, 380 single; Iain Bull, 963 triple; Angie Krahn, 360 single, 860 triple. Thursday 55-plus - Bruce Norris, 753 triple; Rolande Harrison, 718 triple. Thursday ladies - Brenda Anderson, 730 triple. Thursday night - Bill Ritchie, 371 single, 813 triple. Saturday youth - Maranda Eby, 221 single, 407 double.

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Lois Pelletier, left, and Brenda Dutton, of the Beta Nu Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, right, give Mountain View Elementary School Grade 1 student Meadow Work a hand with a donation of books to the school library. Part of Beta’s commitment to Family Literacy Week, the contribution marks 12 years of donations to libraries in the Nanaimo school district.

Model boats change name, elect new president While it’s frowned upon with the big vessels, a name change could be good luck for model boaters. The Mid Vancouver Island Marine Modellers recently simplified its name to Nanaimo Boat Modellers. At the same time, John Pineau was elected club

president, replacing long-serving Ron Walker. Members build both static and radio-controlled models, which can be viewed on the water of Long Lake from the dock at the Inn on Long Lake Sundays at 9 a.m. For more information please, contact 250-3909240.


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Children with St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church display $585 in rolled coin raised to help the people in East Africa who are suffering from the severe drought and famine. The kids also contributed $200 toward the purchase of soccer balls for children in Malawi, Africa.

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that are ongoing or have been completed within the previous 12 months. Awards will be given to at least two individuals and two organizations in the fall of this year. The Islands Trust Council is a federation that regulates land use, development management, education and land conservation of the islands and water between the B.C. mainland and southern Vancouver Island. For more information and to download nomination for ms, please visit www. islandstrust.bc.ca.

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A BOUQUET OF PUSSY WILLOWS for the generous folks who keep our cat food donation box at Southgate mall’s Country Grocery loaded up. A BOUQUET to the Salvation Army for the Christmas meals program for shut-ins, singles and people without families. This is our second year and the four-course meal was just beautiful. They are very generous with the portions. THANK YOU to everyone who treated me so well over the holidays. I loved the gifts from the little girl on Chelsea, and the one on Cadogan. My customers are wonderful. From Sandy, the teddy bear cart lady. THANK YOU to Mary and Kiyo, for letting me, Sandy, take over your carport while getting my five paper routes in order. You treat me so well and I truly appreciate it. THANKS to the people who gave me my precious baby kitten, Git, last year. She is the love of my life. She is fixed and has been given a clean bill of health from her vet. BOUQUETS to M&J Tree Service and Marty’s Complete Yard Maintenance for giving their time and equipment in making our Nanaimo and District SPCA tree chipping event a success once again. Also thanks to volunteers and those who brought their trees. We’re always happy to see so many dogs with their owners at this event. SINCERE THANKS to the Lantzville Volunteer Fire Department and Legion 257 (Ladies Auxiliary) for my Christmas food hamper.

THANKS to the following businesses that donated to the Buttertubs Senior Social Committee’s Christmas Dinner raffle: Superstore, Dairy Queen, Shoppers, Pharmasave, Rexall, Central Drugs, Thrifty’s (Longwood), Quality Foods (Northridge), Save-On Foods (Country Club), Tim Hortons, First Choice Haircutters (Bowen Road), Wellington Hotel Pub, and the Quarterway Pub.

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A BIG BOUQUET to Chris from Vanderleek Roofing for coming the day we called and fixing our roof before a large rainstorm. We are also happy the Nanaimo News Bulletin is delivered on our street once more. A WARM CUP OF HOT CHOCOLATE to Dave at Tim’s Mobile for fixing the four-wheel drive function in my vehicle. When the snow fell, I was thankful I had visited your shop. You didn’t empty my wallet, but stayed late to fix the problem. A BIG DOG BOUQUET to Kathy and the staff at the Oxy Liquor Store. Not only are they friendly to customers, but to dogs, too. Our four-legged friends love you. A BIG BOUQUET OF ROSES to the lady who gave me the balance of her gift card while I was shopping at Alia N Tan Jay in Woodgrove Centre. A HUGE THANK YOU to the man who helped me on Departure Bay Road. I got stuck in the snow and you were kind enough to stop and lend a hand. I am very grateful. A BIG BOUQUET to the firefighters who came to help me

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q when I slipped on the ice and fell. They made sure I was OK and took me home. We are so lucky to have people like you. SINCERE THANKS to my family and friends for helping me through the loss of my baby brother Lenny. Your love and care mean so much to me and I love you baby junior. BIG BOUQUETS to our principal Karina Younk at Park Avenue Elementary School. You always go beyond the call of duty. Our students and parents truly appreciate all you do. A BUNCH OF QUARTZ ROSES to Mike from Colonial Countertops for going above and beyond to make our kitchen reno perfect. A GRATEFUL THANKS to the lovely couple who came to the aid of two very tired, older ladies who couldn’t find their car in the downtown parkade. Your help was appreciated. A PLATE FULL OF FRESH CRAB to the Fisheries officers for being prompt after my phone call and catching two crab poachers at the fishing pier in Maffeo Sutton Park. SMOOTH RIDING to the RCMP bike patrol officers for checking fishing licences at the fishing pier.

A BOUQUET about the relocation of the visitor information centre to the rest area at Northfield Road and the Parkway. A perfect place. Have you ever tried to direct a visitor to Beban Place? THANKS to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, Wal-Mart, St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Mr. DJ (Sid Bumatay), Quality Foods and the Nanaimo chapter of the Canadian Red Cross for all of the support during the Vancouver Island Visayan Association’s fundraiser for people impacted by the typhoons that hit the Philippines. A BOUQUET OF FRESH CANADIAN FLOWERS to someone I talked with recently. Everything you buy is Canadian made, even your furniture. It is wonderful to hear how you support our economy. All Canadians should think about this instead of buying cheaply made, imported junk. In future I am going to do the same. AN OVERDUE BOUQUET to my community heroes. To Devan and Brian for your efforts in assisting a fellow citizen. Also thanks to Alexx, Jo and David for your intuition and quick actions, which saved Brian and Devan’s lives. A third bouquet to 911 operators, RCMP P, firefighters, paramedics, emergency room staff, victim services and legal aid for your assistance. From the bottom of a mother’s heart.

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A GLASS OF COLD SAKE to the elderly lady who catches undersize crabs, cuts off the big claws, throws them back and puts the claws in her purse. I hope I’m there next time you do it. A FLAT TIRE to the bylaw that dictates a fine for poaching crab is $100, but for having a dog off-leash the fine is $150. What’s wrong with this picture? A BEEF F to the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters. I understand what they are trying to do, and – for the most part – I agree with them. But they are failing in their mission. They aren’t punishing big business. By blocking doorways and roadways, they are punishing those who work for a living and need to get there. They’re actually punishing the 99 per cent. Instead, boycott these companies and anyone who deals with them. A BEEF F to the makers of some infomercials and the networks that show them. Numerous consumer reports have proved that many of these products don’t work, or don’t work as advertised, yet the commercials are still being shown. A BEEF F to a neighbour who has too much time on his hands. Why don’t you complain about noises caused by humans such as sirens, float planes and annoying trains instead of seagulls? Get a life and wear earplugs. A BEEF F to a local store. Staff helped me with one purchase and when I asked about something else, I was directed to a product with an accompanying recipe card. When I decided not to buy the second product, the card was snatched from my hand. A BEEF F to the liquor store’s 48bottle return limit. I understand the reason for the policy – to deter bums – but I feel exceptions should be made for upstanding folks like myself who come into the store clean, wearing a collared shirt, bearing neatly stacked empties that have all been rinsed under hot water.

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Champagne-Botting Agathe It is with deep regret we announce the sudden, but peaceful passing of Agathe ChampagneBotting on February 8, 2012. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Ken Botting, and siblings: Leon, Andre, Paul, Lorraine, Joseph and John; she leaves to mourn her step daughters, Vanessa and Antonia (Marusha): step grandson, Adrian (Tamara) and step great grandchildren, Spencer and Hudsyn. She is survived by her sister, Rosa; brothers: Ivan (Bernie), Larry (Cecile), and Lou (Rosemary): and sisters-in-law, June and Anita. Agathe was born on March 19, 1933 and grew up in St. Anne, Manitoba. She taught for 29 years in Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan, focusing on French and Religious Studies. Her passion for learning remained throughout her life. Agathe met the love of her life, Kenneth in Saskatoon. Married for 18 years, they retired to Qualicum Beach and spent their remaining joyful years together travelling, golďŹ ng and embracing life on the Island. Agathe will be sorely missed by her treasured nieces, nephews, and devoted friends from coast to coast. Agathe nurtured and valued all of her relationships and always spoke lovingly of her family and friends. She was especially touched by the outpouring of support after the loss of Ken. A multi-talented woman, Agathe possessed a keen intellect and boundless creative spirit. She was deeply devoted to her church and her faith. Her integrity, strength of character and delightful sense of humor will remain a touchstone to those who will hold her in their hearts. The funeral will take place at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 17th at the Church of the Ascension, 887 Wembley Rd. in Parksville, BC. Inter ment will take place at Cedar Valley memorial Gardens in Cedar, BC following a reception at the church. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to the Vancouver Island University Foundation, c/o VIU Development & Alumni OfďŹ ce, 114-59 Wharf Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2X3. Please direct the donation to the Agathe & Kenneth Botting Education Award. Sands ~ Nanaimo (250)753-2032

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FRIES (Nee James), Elizabeth Sadie It is with heavy hearts we announce Betty’s passing on February 10, 2012. She is predeceased by her father Stan James Sr., mother Katherine, brother Stan Jr., sisters Doreen, Lillian, Lydia and Hazel. She is survived by her spouse Serge Gelinas; daughters Rachel (Jessie), Jenny (Gilbert), Michelle, Naomi; sons Danny and David Fries Jr.; sisters Eleanor White (Joe), Nancy Vincent (John) Beverly; and many nieces, nephews and extended family. Prayers to be held on February 16, 2012 at 7pm at Telfords Nanaimo. Service will be held February 17, 2012 at 9:30am at Telfords Nanaimo followed by interment at Cedar Valley. A luncheon will be held after the interment at the Longhouse Kitchen. Telford’s of Nanaimo 250-591-6644

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Sammy Evans Born Olive Grac Samson in St. John Newfoundland o August 10 1928 died in Nanaimo o February 10 2012 Predeceased by her son, Peter Daven port; survived by sons: Barry, Steve an Mike Davenport; grandsons, Dylan an Aaron and two great granddaughters. Sammy also leaves her long time de sons, Gordon, Butch and Samson. Sammy enjoyed having a good tim square dancing and camping with he friends, and travelled around the cont nent, including driving three times acros Canada, home to Newfoundland. The family especially wishes to acknow edge and thank the wonderful staff a Nanaimo Travellers Lodge that took

September 16, 1928 ~ February 4, 2012 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Husband, Dad, Papa, Uncle and friend on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at NRGH with family by his side. Predeceased by his parents John and Elizabeth; brother, Andrew and sister, Lillian Ranger. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Hilda; daughters, Karen, Vicki (Brett) and his precious grandchildren, Cory and Ashley; numerous special nieces and nephews and many dear lifelong friends. Jack was born in Belfast, Ireland and came to Canada when he was 2. At 16 he started his apprenticeship at PaciďŹ c Sheet Metal where he worked his way up to Management, for a total of 45 years of service. He then worked at Inter-Kraft Contracting Ltd. until his retirement. Always thinking of his family ďŹ rst in his kind and gentle manner, his infectious laugh and sense of humour will never be forgotten forgotten. Many years were spent doing what he loved, ďŹ shing at China Creek, being an avid bowler and never turning down a round of golf. Jack’s love of animals was always dear to his heart.

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PETERSEN Erling Brandt

July 17, 1927 – February 13, 2012 Beloved Husband, Grandfather & Great father passed away fully at Travellers from complications pneumonia.

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He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Aase; son, Ole (Sue); daughters, Lisbeth and Sandra (Barry); 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Erling was born in Roskilde, Denmark and emigrated to Vancouver, B.C. with his wife and 2 children where he worked as a Journeyman Carpenter for 9 years. Erling later moved his family to Nanaimo, B.C. In 1966 where he worked as an independent Carpentry Contracter until his retirement in 1992.

The family would like to thank Dr. Irvine and the amazing staff in ICU for their compassionate care. In lieu of owers, donations would be greatly appreciated to the SPCA, 2200 Labieux Road, Nanaimo, B.C.

Erling was a happy man with many friends and was very proud of his 50 year membership in the Canadian Carpenter’s Union.

A Celebration of Life will be held for family and friends on Saturday, February 18 at Deerwood Place Estates (Clubhouse), 3950 Biggs Road from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Many thanks to Dr. Andrew Baird for all his help and comfort over the years and thank you to all of the many caregivers and staff at Travellers Lodge who took wonderful care of Erling in his last days.

LOVED FOREVER

There will be no Service - A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

He was an avid bowler for many years at Fiesta Lanes in Nanaimo, B.C.


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Page, Elaine

Jan. 4, 1963 ~ Feb. 3, 2012 It is with immense sadness we announce the loss of an amazing wife, mother and friend. Left with a hole in their lives and hearts are husband, Greg and son, Aaron. So many others mourn the passing of a gentle soul. Her presence in our lives is a gift we will always be grateful for. We miss her smile, humour, loyalty, loving touch and one of the most positive and brave spirits we will ever have the pleasure to know. We would like to extend deepest appreciation to our family and friends for your incredible love, support and acts of kindness. A special thank you to the Nanaimo Home Care Nurses and Nanaimo Home Support for their gentle caring. A Celebration of Life to follow at a later date.

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PROFESSIONAL SALES ASSOCIATES Interested in SALES? Outgoing? Motivated? LEMARE LAKE is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Processor Operator • Line Machine Operator • Heavy Duty Mechanics • Welders • Machinists Full time permanent, union wages and camp positions. Please fax resume to 250956-4888 or email office@lemare.ca.

THE LEMARE GROUP has an opening for an Administrative Assistant/Receptionist. This is a permanent fulltime position located in Port McNeill. The position requires organization, accuracy and multitasking. Must be friendly, energetic and proficient with switchboards/computers. Full benefit package. Fax resumes to 250-9564888 or email: office@lemare.ca.

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An earthmoving company based in Edson Alberta requires a full time Heavy Duty Mechanic for field and shop work. We require Cat Dozer/Deere excavator experience. You will work a set schedule for days on and off. Call Lloyd @ 780723-5051

EXPERIENCED COOKS required. Must be able to work days, evenings & weekends. Apply within ABC Country Restaurant, 6671 MaryEllen Drive. No phone calls please.

BOOKKEEPER REQUIRED for busy automotive collision repair facility in the Ladysmith area. Must be proficient in Quick Books, payroll, remittance, accounts receivable & payable. Email resume to lvrcjr@shaw.ca or Fax 250245-3042.

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C&E ROAD Builders is seeking an experienced driller blaster. Minimum 5 years experience. Please fax resume 250-956-4888 or email employment@lemare.ca.

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C&E ROAD Builders is accepting resumes for hoe operators. Minimum 5 years experience. Please fax resume 250-956-4888 or email employment@lemare.ca. DIRECT SALES REPRESENTATIVES. Canada’s premiere home automation and Security Company is NOW hiring AprilAugust. No experience necessary. Travel Required. E-mail resume: kkurtze@vivint.com Visit: www.vivint.ca F/T OR P/T position available. Must be skilled in varied areas specially Control Electronics. Also, metal fabrication and installation. Very interesting and diverse work. Fax resume to 250-754-5174 or george@gemfabractions.com SEASONAL/FT/PT staff required for busy garden centre. Cashiers, general labour/carry out and plant people. Drop resume off at Cultivate Garden & Gift, 609 E.Island Hwy, Parksville, across from Chrysler Jeep. No phone calls.

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

LINE COOK needed at Black Bear Pub, nights & weekends. Must have at least 2yrs experience. Apply anytime, Black Bear Pub.

We are proud to launch Nanaimo Pest Control, an extension of the largest, locally owned pest control company on Vancouver Island. For a full job description and how to apply please go to www.victoriapestcontrol.com/careers.aspx CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

MEDICAL/DENTAL CDA Family dental practice in Parksville area is searching for a Certified Dental Assistant to help with chair side duties. must be motivated & work well in a team environment.

Send resumes to rhonda1@shaw.ca EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

TRADES, TECHNICAL 2 POSITIONS available for Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics. In town and camp. Please email resume to: js29bd@shaw.ca or fax to 250-248-5410. EXPERIENCED Construction Labourers needed for high walls concrete forming in Nanaimo. Good wages. Resume: majka99@telus.net or fax to 604-864-2796.

HOOKTENDER

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

Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic Required F/T for a metal recycling facility in Burnaby. Must have inter-provincial Red Seal.

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, INFRASTRUCTURE AND Victoria, BC OPERATIONAL SERVICES Information Technology Branch

Please e-mail: recruiting @abcrecycling.com

WORK WANTED EFFICIENT Housekeeping, $25/hr includes supplies. Ref’s avail. Call (250)585-3768

PERSONAL SERVICES HEALTH PRODUCTS SHAKLEE- over 55 years of scientific research. Your results guaranteed. Please Visit: www.dlk.myshaklee.com

The Pension Corporation is one of Canada’s largest pension benełt administrators, serving the boards of trustees for the largest public sector pension plans in British Columbia, and representing over 440,000 active and retired plan members, and about 900 plan employers. The Assistant Director of Infrastructure and Operational Services oversees data centre operations, database and mid-tier support, Help Desk, and production control that align with the ITIL services management framework. Approximately 1000 devices and 500 staff and

Gregg distributors (BC) Ltd. is looking for individuals to fill Outside Sales positions. We offer excellent growth & compensation possibilities. Knowledge of the Industrial and H.D. industries are an asset. Training will be provided to help achieve your full potential. Please fax resumes: (1)250-756-1170 or Visit employment opportunities: www.greggdistributors.ca

SUSHI CHEF, Sushi helper and Cashier needed at Tomo Sushi, experience required. Apply with resume to: 1808 Bowen Rd.

Full Time Position Position: Regional Supervisor (Technician/Sales) Area: Nanaimo & surrounding areas Package: $40k+ - see details

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contractors are supported by the department. The position is a member of the corporation’s Management Committee and liaises with executive, directors and senior and middle management to develop, communicate and implement standards and policy.

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Black Press – Victoria Black Press-Vancouver Island requires a temporary full-time summer intern for its Victoria-based community newspapers. The job term runs for 13 weeks from June through to the end of August. The successful candidate will do general assignment reporting and photography. Night and weekend work is involved and a valid driver’s licence and car is mandatory.

Qualifications fi This position is open to students and recent graduates (within the last year or two) who are ambitious and who have a strong work ethic and a passion for journalism. Qualifications include a firm grasp of grammar, spelling and newspaper style. Previous reporting experience is an asset. The student is expected to be web savvy, both in their use of social media as a reporting tool, and their ability to tell stories in a multi-platform environment, using video, podcasting and other tools. Interested candidates should send resume, clippings and cover letter by Feb. 29, 2012 to: Kevin Laird Editorial Director-Greater Victoria Black Press 818 Broughton Street Victoria, B.C. V8W 1E4 or e-mail: klaird@blackpress.ca Thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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

JUNK TO THE DUMP. Jobs Big or small, I haul it all! I recycle & donate any useable items to local charities. Call Sean, 250-741-1159.

H.O. Scale train track & transformer, $25 set. Water tanks, $10 ea; freight cars, $4-10. Turn outs with manual and electric switch, $10 ea. Switches & logging by rail books. (250)758-5073

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CEDAR: SML cottage for rent. $775/mo. all inclusive. DD. Available immed. Phone Nick 604-649-4606/ 250-323-0803

LEGAL SERVICES CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES CLEANING SERVICES MR. SPARKLE CLEANING SERVICES “Since 1992” Roof Demossing, Vinyl Siding, Gutter & Window Cleaning www.mrsparkle.net 250-714-6739

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

COMPUTER SERVICES COMPUTER PRO $30 service call for home or office. Mobile Certified Technician. Senior’s Discounts. 250-802-1187. 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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EAVESTROUGH BRAD’S HOME Detailing. Cleaning vinyl siding by brush. De-mossing roofs. Gutter cleaning/repairs. Windows. Power Washing. Insured. Free estimates. Brad 250-619-0999

HOME IMPROVEMENTS ACORN HOME SERVICES Home improvements. Repairs. Doors/windows. Custom made arbors, decks, sunrooms, awnings, fences & lots more! Garry, 250-591-7474. www.acornhomeservices.ca AGILE HOME REPAIR & Improvement. Fully insured, interior/exterior repairs and upgrades. 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 FENCING, SUNDECK lumber, siding, timbers. Sold wholesale to the public. Delivery also avail. Ph: (250)754-2276 Fax: (250)754-1754 www. mikegogocedarproducts.ca

RENOVATE NOW! Expanding or Renovating your home/bathroom/ kitchen/basement? Roofing & finish carpentry also available. No job too small. Free estimates. Guaranteed/Insured

Richard 250-729-7809

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. HUBCITY MOVERS: 2 men in cube van. $69p/hr. (250)7530112 hubcitymovers@live.ca

ELECTRICAL

GARDENING

PAINTING

TREE PRUNING HEDGE/SHRUB MAINTENANCE

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

Ivan 250-758-0371

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

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE HANDYPERSONS GENERAL HANDYMAN looking for projects. Please see website: spindriftventures.com or call (250)714-6654. OLD FASHIONED HANDYMAN Drywall, tile, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting. Quality work. No HST. Reasonable prices. 250-616-9095.

HAULING AND SALVAGE FREE QUOTES, Large Truck: Rubbish Removal, yard waste etc. Same day service, starting $40 - $70/load + disposal fees. Moving, deliveries. Jason, 250-668-6851.

TABLE W/4CHAIRS, $55obo. 4-Drawer Dresser, $14. (250)591-8907 or 616-3149

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TREADLE SEWING machine. $50. obo. (250)245-3307.

OPEN HOUSE

YOUTH BIKE, 18 spd. good cond. $50. obo. (250)7539421.

EAGLE POINT: 1600sqft fully reno’d rancher, 3bdrm, 2bath. Open house, every Sun., 123pm, 6315 Groveland Dr.

FUEL/FIREWOOD 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.

FURNITURE

APPLIANCES GE FRIDGE, stove and dishwasher, stainless steel. Great cond. Call (250)585-6935.

FRIENDLY FRANK 26” CITIZEN TV, semi flat screen w/remote, works well, $50 obo. Call 250-729-7146. CAR CARGO carrier, 3’x3.5’, nice shape, $95. Call (250)754-1344. COFFEE TABLE, walnut color, 4’x19”, very good cond. $25. (250)751-2240 DINING ROOM table with leaf in middle, 6 place settings, medium oak, $99 obo. Call 250-360-2559.

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RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO 2BDRM SPACIOUS, grnd lvl suite in senior’s oriented complex. $875 incl. heat, prkng, insuite WD. On bus route, close to University Village mall. Call Graham at 250-714-8297

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES 1BDRM DUPLEX SxS. Close to college. Oil heat. $500. N/S, N/P. (250)753-6229 LARGE VERY clean, 3-bdrm sxs duplex, 4 appl’s, large yard, VIU area, near bus stop & school. March. 1st. Ref’s $975 + utils. 1(604)318-9322. BEBAN PARK, avail now, S x S duplex, 3 bdrms, 2 bath, insuite lndry, large fenced yard, extra storage, 2 prkg spots, family friendly, N/S, N/P refs please, $1095. 250-715-6049. CEDAR: 2BDRM duplex rancher, older heritage bldg. Lrg yard, fruit trees, close to shopping/bus. $765/mo. Pets ok. Avail. immed. Longer lease pref. Refs Req. Robyn 1-778829-5771 DEPARTURE BAY area. 3bdrm duplex, covered carport, large yard, W/D. $1100. Avail Mar 1. NP/NS. Call Karen at (250)619-1272.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR RENT

JORDAN’S FURNITURE French Country dining table, 6 chairs and server, $850. Moving, must sell. 1(250)743-7743

GARAGE SALES NORTH NANAIMO: 5213 Kaitlyns Way., Sat., Feb. 18th, 8am. Moving sale.

Rental Properties Available All sizes. All prices Visit our website

Rutherford Area:

Huge Garage Sale Power tools, hand tools, puzzles, plants, privacy screens, quality cedar products, & various household items. Fri., Feb. 17th, 10am-2pm Sat., Feb. 18th, 9am-2pm

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HOMES FOR RENT

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE BY OWNER DEEP BAY, BEAUTIFUL Location. 1 level, 1826 s/f, luxury townhome. Shows like new. $349k. Call 250-757-8429 GRAND HERITAGE HomeCraftmans style, original stain glass, fir flrs, excellent wood detailing, claw ft tub, electrical upgrades, oil heat, 1350sq ft on main flr, 3 stories. $389,900. (250)716-9340.

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

Call the qualified specialist... certified Garden Designer/Arborist

STOVE- WHITE, clean, top coil element, good condition, $70. Call (250)751-5257.

Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We will Buy your House Quick Cash & Private. Mortgage Too High and House won’t sell? Can’t make payments? We will Lease Your House, Make your Payments and Buy it Later!

HOUSES FOR SALE

GORGEOUS OLD City condo. 1bdrm +den (bdrm). Upscale bldg. 5appli’s, FP, internet. N/P, N/S $900. 250-754-2207

HOSPITAL AREA 1 & 2 Bedrooms FREE Heat, H/W & storage. New paint, carpet & lino. Secured bldg with security cameras, From $700 & $795

CEDAR: 3BDRM 2bath, semifin bsmnt, fully fncd yrd. Close to shopping/bus. $1050/mo. Pets ok. Avail. immed. Longer lease pref. Refs Req. Robyn 1-778-829-5771 NANAIMO- (near VIU) 3 bdrm upper w/1 bdrm lower suite. F/P, 7 appls, security system, fenced yrd, deck, new floors/bath & recent upgrades. $1575/whole house. Call 778686-8526. UPLANDS AREA 2 B/R house w/ garage, 4 appls, family room, N/S, N/P. Avail. Mar. 1st $1200. 250-756-1074

Call 250-753-6656

ROOMS FOR RENT

HOSPITAL AREA- 1 bdrm apartment, W/D. Manager on site. $680. (250)716-3305.

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

HOSPITAL AREA- 2 bdrm apartment, W/D. Manager on site. $760. (250)716-3305.

SINGLE & DBLE units; some w/kitchenettes. Pets ok. New monthly rates starting at $650; wkly starting at $250; 10% off 1st month. 250-754-2328

NANAIMO. 1 Bdrm, $675, 5 min to ferry, seawalk, parks. Spotless, sauna, nice views, N/S, N/P. Free Hot Water. Elevator. Intercom 250-753-8633 NANAIMO- CLEAN, quiet 1 bdrm suites. Available March. 1st. Hot water included, on bus route. $525/mo. 1 year signed lease required, ref’s & credit check req’d. Please call 250-754-8411.

NORTH NANAIMO Updated 2 bdrm Near Mall. Quiet adult bldg. On-site manager Elevator. Free H/W. Avail Now. From $810

250-758-1246 TERMINAL PARK/Hospital area, 1 & 2 bdrms, ocean view, close to all amenities, avail immed, N/S, N/P. Call (250)741-4699.

SHARED ACCOMMODATION 1 FURN’D bdrm. Spacious, quiet house w/ ocean views. Utils incl’d, wireless, internet, cable, W/D, N/P, N/S, mature female. $500. 250-751-2454. CEDAR, LRG room for rent. Beautiful views. $475 all inclusive. DD. Avail. immediately. 604-649-4606/ 250-323-0803

SUITES, LOWER CENTRAL LOCATION- downstairs brand new 2 bdrm, bath, kitchen, priv entrance, parking. Available Now. $900 inclds utils. N/P, smoke outside. Call 250-740-5558, 250-667-1379. CENTRAL NANAIMO 2-bdrm, large, quiet, near bus, hospital, VIU. Parking, shared W/D. $1050./mo. includes utils. Pets welcome. N/S. Available immediately. 250-797-2156.

TOWNSITE- 2 bdrms, 2 balconies, light & bright. Storage, shared laundry. NS/NP. $725. Avail. now. (250)758-4871.

CENTRAL NANAIMO reno’d 2bdrm legal suite. Quiet, near bus & shopping, private entry, W/D, prkng. N/S, N/P. $950 + 1/2 hydro. Mar. 1st. 250-6161857 after 6pm.

TWO 1BDRM suites, shared laundry, level entry. Quarterway area. Special Senior Rates. (250)753-0046

CHASE RIVER, 2 bdrm, 5 appls, N/S, N/P, priv entry, parking, $950 mo incls hydro, avail March. 1, 250-591-1651.


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Nanaimo News Bulletin Thursday, February 16, 2012 RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

SUITES, LOWER

CARS

CINNABAR VALLEY clean, spacious 1bdrm suite. Close to bus route. Heat, HW, hydro incl. N/S, N/P. $600 +DD. (250)591-8228 Avail. immed.

1998 ACCENT Corolla, 208,940 kms, $3,500. In exc. cond. Call (250)933-5672.

DEPARTURE BAY: Close to schools and bus, 1 bdrm + den. 4 appls, totally private. Hydro, TV incl. Sorry - NS/NP. $770. Mar. 1st (250)754-9284. DEPARTURE BAY. Bright & spacious, fully furn’d 1 bdrm. utils, hi-speed internet, digital TV, basic phone, parking, shared laundry all incl’d, on bus route, N/S, N/P. $795 mo. 250-751-3386. HOSPITAL AREA: 2-bdrm, NS/NP. $750. + 1/3 hydro. March 1st. 250-751-0586. N. NANAIMO 1bdrm, beautiful bsmnt suite. N/S, N/P. Private entry, prkng, utils incl. No lndry. $700/M + DD. Avail immed. Ref. req.250-758-4963 N. NANAIMO: Furn’d waterfront, lrg master bdrm w/ bath, NS/NP, quiet & clean, ref’s. $800 mo. Call 250-390-1805. NORTH NANAIMO: new 2bdrm, ground level in quiet, safe neighbourhood. 6 new appli’s, sep entry, prkg, own lndry, storage. N/P, N/S, RR. $1100 +utils. (250)729-9263 OLD CITY Quarter 2B/R Prk’ng, sep. entry N/S. 1 cat ok + DD. $750/mo +1/2 hydro. Avail immed. 250-754-3909

SUITES, UPPER BRIGHT & SPACIOUS, near new, 2 bdrm, upper suite near Parksville train station.1000 s/f, 5 appli’s, deck with partial ocean view, NS, NP. Suit mature couple. $1050 p/mo + util’s. Call: 1-250-716-6797 CENTRAL LOCATION- upstairs brand new 3 bdrm, full bath, kitchen, 3 appls, parking. Available Feb 29. $1150 inclds utils. N/P, smoke outside. Call 250-740-5558, 250-667-1379. DEP. BAY/ Brechin, bright, clean, 1350sq.ft. upper level house on cul-de-sac. 3bdrm, HW floors, nat’l gas FP, W/D, level prking. Hydro incl. $1300/mo. N/S, N/P. Ref’s Req. March 1. (250)755-9329 NANAIMO- (close to Woodgrove Mall) 3 bdrm upper, private yard, 2 full baths, ocean view balcony, jacuzzi tub, laundry, 2 F/P, garage. Avail March 1. NP/NS. $1295+ gas & hydro. Free cable & internet. Call 250-634-3298. NANAIMO (NEAR University) 1400sq ft, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, upper suite, hrdwood flrs & tile, natural gas F/P, inclds heat, hydro, water. NP/NS. $1095. Call (250)739-1071. OLD CITY 3bdrm. Huge, bright, reno’d. 5appli’s. Near ammen. $1100. 250-248-6853

TOWNHOUSES 1, 2 & 3B/R TOWNHOUSE. Newly Reno’d. Close to shopping in nice area. Incl heat & h/w. $725/M, $975/M & $1195/M. (250) 619-9244. NANAIMO(CENTRAL) 2 bdrm Townhome, on bus route, cover garage, 5 appls, $1200. Avail Mar 1. Call (250)758-3765, 250-802-1632.

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2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 firm. 250-755-5191. TOP DOLLAR Paid! Want To Buy Junk Cars & Trucks for cash. 1-250-954-7843. RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

1992, 26 ft TRAVELAIRE. Bright, clean, sleeps 4. Twin beds in back & fold down double bed. Immaculate condition. Full shower with skylight, generator, air conditioning, 91,000 km. $16,500. (250) 743-6036

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL SCRAP BATTERIES Wanted We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 & up each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Toll Free 1.877.334.2288.

TRUCKS & VANS CASH BUYER of junk cars and trucks. Over the phone price quotes. 1-250-954-7843. COMMUNITY SAFETY AND CRIME PREVENTION

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Friday ◆ TRINITY UNITED Church, 6234 Spartan Rd., hosts a spaghetti supper at 5 p.m. Adults $10, youth $5.

Saturday ◆ PRE-MARRIAGE oneday workshop for single parents planning to remarry. To register or for more information phone 250-591-8181 or e-mail dianne@diannemartinandassociates.com. ◆ AMALGAMEIGHTERS SQUARE Dance Club hosts its Valentines Day Sweetheart Dance at 7:30 p.m. at Costin Hall in Lantzville. All square dancers welcome. Call 250758-4561 or 250-3901899 for details. ◆ CENTRAL VANCOUVER Island Orchid Society meets at noon at the Harewood Activity Centre, 195 Fourth St. Program and sales and guests are welcome. ◆ BASTION CITY Wanderers Volkssport Club hosts a five- or 10-km Nanaimo walk. Registration at 9:45 a.m. in the front lobby of the Howard Johnson hotel and the walk starts

www.nanaimobulletin.com from 1-4 p.m. to allow people to learn more about its community art studio space. Visit www.startwithart.ca for details.

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at 10 a.m. For more information call 250756-9796. ◆ LADIES’ AUXILIARY 257 Legion hosts a pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m. at 7225 Lantzville Rd. $5 adults and $3 children. Proceeds to be donated for new emergency paediatric ward at NRGH.

Monday ◆ NANAIMO FAMILY History Society hosts its general meeting at Beban Park Social Centre from 1:304:30 p.m. Roger Bird will discuss military medals of the Commonwealth. Visitors welcome.

50th Anniversary Planning Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the school’s library. Anybody interested in helping out is welcome to attend. For details e-mail parkavereunion@live.ca or phone 250-754-5591.

◆ SENIOR PEER counselling recruiting volunteers 60-plus years of age. Training begins Sept. 15 at Nanaimo Family Life Association. 250-754-3331.

◆ ST. PAUL’S ANGLICAN Church (Chapel St.) hosts its annual pancake supper from 5-6:30 p.m. with proceeds going to local outreach projects. Tickets at 250-753-2523.

◆ NANAIMO LIONS Club meets first and third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Kiwanis Village at 1233 Kiwanis Cres. Prospective members are welcome to attend a meeting for a meal and an evening of fellowship. 250-3900730.

◆ NANAIMO FAMILY Life Association conflict resolution workshop, 6:30-9 p.m., 1070 Townsite Rd. Pre-register at 250-754-3331, ext. 716.

◆ HARBOUR CITY Newcomers social club for people new to Nanaimo meets at 7 p.m. at Oliver Woods Community Centre. For details visit www.harbourcitynewcomers.ca.

Ongoing

Tuesday

◆ STUDIO 366 hosts an open house fourth Saturday of each month

◆ PARK AVENUE School

◆ COUNCIL OF F Senior Citizens Organizations is an advocacy group devoted to improving the quality of life for all seniors. Organizations or individuals wishing to affiliate can contact 604-576-9734 or e-mail ecbayer@ shaw.ca.

◆ CAMERATA SINGERS welcome new members who have ability to read music and some singing experience. 250-758-0263.

◆ DEALING WITH the Dragon anger management course for men. An eight-week course with flexible start times. Runs every Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., Nanaimo Men’s

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Earn money while you exercise. Apply Today! HAMMOND BAY AREA: ■ Route 208: 69 papers Harpooner Pl., Icarus Dr., La Marche Pl., McGirr Rd., Sechelt Dr., Waldbank Rd. ■ Route 209: 69 papers Cheryl Pl, Christopher Rd., Desmond Rd., Icarus Dr., McGirr Rd., Nona Pl., Sharon Pl. ■ Route 215: 74 papers Belle View Pl., Blueback Rd., Icarus Dr., Invermere Rd., Isle View Pl., Sealion Pl., Westview Pl. ■ Route 220: 69 papers Redonda Pl, Ruxton Rd, Saturna Ave, Savary St, Thurlow Pl. ■ Route 307: 64 papers Fillinger Cres., Sand Piper Pl., Seven Oaks Pl. ■ Route 309: 52 papers Bayshore Dr., Fairhaven Pl., Springfield Pl., Sunhaven Pl. ■ Route 333: 54 papers Dewar Rd., Lost Lake Rd., Redmond Rd., Tanya Dr. ■ Route 335: 45 papers Big Whale Lookout, Hiquebran Rd., Lost Lake Rd., Porpoise Pl. ■ Route 336: 95 papers Fill in c Dustin Pl., Lost Lake Rd., Malibu Terrr., with own arriers Vanderneuk Rd. needed a vehicle ■ Route 344: 38 papers s well. Lost Lake Rd. TOWNSITE AREA: ■ Route 1201: 75 papers Beach Dr., Cortez Pl., Galiano Pl., Malaspina Cres., Ocean Terr., Valdezz Pl Pl. ■ Route 1108: 65 papers Bluebell Terr., Forest Dr., Honeysuckle Terr., Peyton Pl. UPLANDS AREA: ■ Route 608: 44 papers Brighton Pl, Collishaw Rd, Fledgeling Pl, Ross Rd, Salal Dr, Trillium Lane. ■ Route 624: 85 papers Maveric Rd, Morris Pl, Radha Way, Rock City Rd, Sandra Rd. LANTZVILLE AREA: ■ Route 109 - 23 papers Caillet Rd, Myron Rd, Saxon Cross Rd. ■ Route 112 - 23 papers Caillet Rd, Jacks Rd, Lantzville Rd, Lavender Rd.

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Resource Centre, 418D Fitzwilliam St. Pre-registration required at 250-7161551 or e-mail info@ nanaimomen.com. ◆ ALATEEN HOSTS meetings for teens aged 12-18 from 8-9 p.m. in the basement of the Church of Christ, 1720 Meredith Rd., each Tuesday. Visit www.alateen.org for details. ◆ WELLINGTON ACTION Committee meets the first Thursday of each month at 8 p.m. in the Wellington Community Hall, 3922 Corunna Ave. Visit www.wellingtonbc.ca/wac/ for more info. ◆ CEDAR HERITAGE Duplicate Bridge Group fall session begins. Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. at Cedar Heritage Centre, 1644 MacMillan Rd. Newcomers welcome. 250-722-2656. ◆ NANAIMO ACCORDION Band meets Tuesdays at 1 p.m. at the Old Harewood Firehall on Fourth Street. 250-753-2730. ◆ DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES Club meets in Nanoose. New members welcome. For time and location call 250468-2364.


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