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Pepper spray used in lotto booth attack I SIMILAR INCIDENT occurred one month ago at Country Club. BY CHRIS BUSH THE NEWS BULLETIN

A lottery booth clerk in Nanaimo is recovering from being pepper sprayed. The incident happened shortly before 10 a.m., Tuesday, when a man walked up to the B.C. Lotto booth in Nanaimo North Town Centre, jumped the counter and pepper sprayed the clerk while attempting to reach into the till. It is the second pepper-spray attack against a lottery booth clerk in Nanaimo in less than a month. Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, said witnesses told police the woman was sprayed for about 15 seconds before the man fled through the mall and out the east entrance. “He got nothing,” O’Brien said. “He jumped back over the counter and booked it. He was chased by two people, one being a mall worker.” The worker gave up after the assailant sprayed him. The lottery booth clerk, Lise Villeneuve, 47, was treated by paramedics and taken home

by the lottery booth franchise owner. A third man affected by the spraying during the chase was tended to by paramedics, who also checked at least six elderly people who inhaled pepper spray as the suspect ran through the mall. Several businesses around the lottery booth and the suspect’s flight route were closed until the air was cleared. A police dog was unable to establish a track on the suspect because of the heavy foot traffic in the mall and the widely dispersed pepper spray. “The suspect was seen coming in the mall with big, thick black sunglasses on and then what alerted people’s suspicions is that he was pulling his hoodie up at the same time,” O’Brien said. The suspect is Caucasian, in his mid-20s, approximately sixfoot-two and wearing a dark gray hoodie, dark pants, black bandana or balaclava, and black sunglasses. Police are reviewing video security tapes from several stores in the mall for clues. O’Brien said Mounties are looking at similarities between this attack and an attempted robbery of a lottery booth at Country Club Centre Oct. 3. ◆ See ‘MOUNTIES’ /4

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Report cards to be delivered mostly empty BY JENN McGARRIGLE THE NEWS BULLETIN

$7.9M contract awarded for water filtration “GE came out ahead in most of the criteria as well as having the lowest capital cost,” said Sims. The South Fork Water Treatment “Each supplier has a different Plant can advance to the design way of using membrane filters stage after a clear winner emerged because they have different conto provide the most critical com- figurations. The plant ends up ponent – the membrane filtration getting designed around how the membrane works.” system. City staff travelled to City staff sifted through several other Canadian three responses to its cities that employ simirequest for proposals for lar processes. While the a membrane system, setthree companies that tling on GE Water and responded to Nanaimo’s Process Technologies, RFP are the key manwhich proposed a total ufacturers in North capital cost, excluding America, Sims said HST, of $7.89 million. many municipalities Pall Canada and Siethey visited used the GE mens Industry had proSIMS system. posal costs of $10.4 milSecuring a membrane lion and $10.8 million, filtration contract is a critical respectively. Bill Sims, manager of water step in continuing with the design resources for the City of Nanaimo, phase of the water treatment facilsaid GE’s product floated to the top ity, which is mandated by Vancouin most of the evaluation criteria. ver Island Health Authority to

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ensure clean drinking water for Nanaimo residents well into the future by meeting the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality. The $65-million facility is expected to be completed in the spring of 2015. Sims said the city was familiar with GE’s product, as it worked with the company two years ago during pilot testing. GE will now be required to give one final demonstration beginning next month before the contract is finalized. Once that is established, the design process, commissioned to Associated Engineering, can move ahead. The membranes are expected to last 10 years and come with a twoyear workmanship guarantee. The city is expected to receive $17.8 million through the federal Building Canada Fund. About $22 million will be borrowed. reporter2@nanaimobulletin.com

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Justin Green, Nanaimo District Teachers’ Association first vice-president, said the union expects teachers to communicate how students are doing with parents – just not in the form of a formal report card – and he finds it odd districts are being told to issue report cards even if they contain no information about student progress. As for the application to reimburse districts 15 per cent for work not done due to job action, Green said communicating with parents in alternative ways to the administrator-organized parent-teacher nights and report cards is more time consuming. “I’m not sure you could find any teacher out there working less during the strike,” he said. reporter@nanaimobulletin.com

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A negotiated settlement with teachers – collective agreements expired last June and the two parties have been at the bargaining table on and off since March – is still a long way off, said Deborah Stewart, BCPSEA spokeswoman. Discussions between the employers and the teachers’ union have centred around what issues can be bargained at local tables and what should be provincially bargained matters since the start of school, she said, and the two parties still have to discuss $2.1 billion worth of BCTF proposals. Justin Green of the NDTA said the parties have not yet reached agreement on any issue.

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Nanaimo students will receive report cards this fall, but how much information will be included on these documents is yet to be determined. Since September, teachers have refused administrative duties such as report cards or playground supervision. The B.C. Public School Employers’ Association is seeking a Labour Relations Board ruling that would require teachers to prepare and distribute report cards. The application also included a request that the B.C. Teachers’ Federation reimburse school districts 15 per cent of teachers’ gross salary and benefits per month for work that teachers are not performing as part of the strike. Deborah Stewart, association spokeswoman, said the BCTF has until Nov. 14 to provide the LRB with a submission on the application, then the employers’ association has until Nov. 18 to respond to that submission. The board will then decide whether the matter requires a hearing, she added. Dave Hutchinson, superintendent of schools, said the district was informed by the Education Ministry that school administrators will be expected to issue report cards even if the only information on them is attendance as required under the School Act. In some cases, if the labour board does not rule in the employers’ favour, the report cards will be nearly blank, but student progress information will be available on those students taught by principals or vice-principals, he said. Parents will receive a letter explaining the situation. Report cards are typically distributed around the end of November.

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Mounties investigating recent similar incident ◆ From /1 A 26-year-old Nanaimo man was arrested on suspicion of committing that crime, but charges against him were dropped when he could not be positively identified by witnesses. “That file is still active,� O’Brien said. He said police are not worried this might have been a copy cat crime, but characterized the attack as brazen and that police are not certain if the suspect actually attempted to take anything from the booth. Pe pper spray was used in Nanaimo robberies before, but

prior to these two incidents police have not seen it used in a mall or to fend off bystanders who tried to intervene. Pepper spray irritates eyes, the respiratory system and skin, causing coughing, tearing and a severe burning sensation. Its effects last about 45 minutes. After-effects can include headaches. “You have to get fresh air and have it flushed out with a saline solution – that’s all you can do,� O’Brien said. “A lot of [police officers] say they’d rather be hit with a Taser than with pepper spray.� photos@nanaimobulletin.com

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Budget, buildings dominate discussion provincial government. She said current trustees and district staff are working on a strategic plan for the district that will assist trustees in making sound budget decisions and stressed the importance of moving from vision to action. Noah Routley criticized the current board for finding money for two new human resources positions, but not for extra resources for special needs students – a recent audit resulted in the province pulling $600,000 in special needs funding. “Special needs students in our community have really fallen through the cracks,” he said. “We need to push back against these constant funding cuts.” Incumbent Sharon Welch said the best way to advocate for more funding is to show the province that the district is doing the best it can with what it gets. She said she believes millions of dollars are being wasted in the district. “We need to get our house in order,” said Welch. “What we’re doing right now isn’t good enough.” Bill Bard criticized the board’s decision three years ago not to go ahead with a

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are in desperate need of renovation, upgrading and replacement. The old plan is gone and we’ve got to really start from scratch.” While it is nice to have new paint, the most important thing is the learning going on in classrooms, said incumbent David Murchie, who voted against closing the two secondary schools. He said the latest seismic audit determined schools are safer than government officials initially thought they were. Preparing students for future jobs in the community was also discussed. Kim Howland said the district needs to find new ways of doing things because the current education system is not preparing students for jobs in the 21st century. Incumbent Jamie Brennan said school shops need upgrading so that students can start the training they need to get the jobs expected to materialize in Nanaimo from federal ship building contracts. Another all-candidates meeting was held after deadline Wednesday at John Barsby Secondary School.

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Social housing delay rejected BY TOBY GORMAN THE NEWS BULLETIN

A bid to delay development of a lowbarrier facility on Uplands Drive was rejected by Nanaimo council Monday. Council voted down a motion put forward by Coun. Bill Bestwick to put a freeze on the controversial development and submit a review for other site options. In a seven-minute pre pared address, Bestwick said he is not opposed to sup-

portive housing, but is opposed to the process that ultimately chose the Uplands site to house up to 35 people. “My opposition is with regard to the process – the lack of public consultation, the size of the operation and the composition, or tenants as proposed,” said Bestwick, adding he is not simply using the issue to “pander for votes” for the upcoming municipal election. Bestwick said he supported similar housing facilities on 10th

and Wesley streets, as well as at Bowen and Meredith roads, but has been opposed to the Uplands site since last year because it was not in the original agreement. “I want to correct those members of the community who have the notion that I am opposed to supportive housing in the City of Nanaimo. That notion is simply not true or accurate,” said Bestwick. Council voted against Bestwick’s motion 8-1. Coun. Jim Kipp, who seconded Bestwick’s motion to open up debate, said society’s most vulnerable shouldn’t be punished by not building supportive housing at the site because city hall has “at times, issues communicating with residents.” “I totally don’t want to confuse the issue of homelessness with what Coun. Bestwick is really getting at – that we are pathetic sometimes in our communication ... let’s not confuse the issue of homelessness and a strategy that is on the table,” said Kipp. Kipp added that council has listened to the public by delaying the construction of a supportive housing facility on Bowen Road, after that site was strongly contested by hospitalarea residents.

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“We have to re-envision our community now and it starts with taking care of our most vulnerable,” said Kipp. Fo r t h e s e c o n d straight council meeting, several delegations both for and against the Uplands p ro j e c t a d d re s s e d council. Coun. Bill Holdom said he disag reed entirely that the public did not have opportunity to discuss supportive housing. When a memorandum of understanding was signed with the province in 2008 for the Housing First strategy and prior to that in 2004, when former mayor Gary Korpan first attracted provincial funding to build housing for Nanaimo’s homeless, Holdom said the city’s residents appeared to be onside with the strategy. “It’s not that there weren’t opportunities

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for people to talk about the issue. It’s interesting to me though, that as soon as a site is announced, that’s when we hear from the public, especially the public surrounding that particular site. I think we have provided all kinds of opportunities for consultation,” said Holdom. He said he voted against the motion because “I’m not as convinced there have been great flaws in the procedure or process.” Using a rare personal privilege request through Mayor John Ruttan, Holdom also asked for an apology from Bestwick for comments he made two weeks ago at an information session organized by the Concer ned Citizens of Nanaimo, a group that has challenged city hall on the Uplands supportive housing project. At the session, Bestwick said publicly he thought his colleagues on council were acting “dishonest at best, deceitful at worst” on the Housing First strategy and that council and staff were acting “without common sense.” Bestwick said he did not intend to offend his colleagues with his recent remarks. “The intention was not to offend anybody. It was my thoughts and my thoughts alone. It was not directed at any individual or individuals. It was no direct attack and no offence should be taken. I do apologize,” he said. reporter2@nanaimobulletin.com

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City celebrating best street award The city’s planning department is using World Town Planning Day to celebrate Canada’s greatest street – Nanaimo’s Commercial Street. In the inaugural Great Places in Canada contest, organized by the Canadian Institute of Planners, Commercial Street was named the greatest street in the country for historic character and its ability to rejuvenate itself despite pressures from urban sprawl over entries from across Canada. To celebrate, on Tuesday (Nov. 8) from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of the Nanaimo Museum, city staff will be on hand to discuss Nanaimo’s planning strategy and provide free heritage tours at noon, 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. Nanaimo bars and coffee will also be available, and visitors can cast votes for their favourite Nanaimo building and historical photos.

The Vancouver Island Regional Library has a balanced operating budget of more than $18 million for 2012. This year, the province provided $1.27 million – $79,294 more than last year – which included grants for B.C. One Card and Literacy Equity that were expected to be eliminated after 2010. Municipal and rural levies will contribute $16.5 million, which includes increases to cover expenditures due to provincial minimum wage and pension rate adjustments, and expenditures for future new or expanded facilities. The remainder of budgeted revenues come from overdue and other fees, and investment income. Budget expenditures include $2.23 million for purchase of library materials, up three per cent over last year.

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TIGHTER RULES for selling scrap metal proposed. BY TOM FLETCHER BLACK PRESS

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In the spirit Patrick Evans, of Campbell River-based Shelter Point Distillery, shows off a tiny working still capable of producing about a couple thimbles of alcohol at a time. The distillery, which went into business in May to produce single malt whiskey, was one of more than a dozen exhibitors at the Mid-Island Science Technology and Innovation Council’s Innovation technology trade show at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre Wednesday.

With copper trading at more than $3 a pound, thefts of phone wire have become a daily occurrence in B.C., and the B.C. government is tightening rules for scrap metal sales in an effort to stop it. Police say it’s not just power and phone lines being targeted now. Aluminum ladders, billboards, grave markers, street signs and even manhole covers are being stolen. Construction sites are targeted for plumbing and wiring. A bill before the B.C. legislature will require metal sellers to register for a “customer code” that must be recorded along with the description of any metal sold. The approach is simi-

lar to that taken with B.C. pawn shops, where operators must have transaction records to show police. Public Safety Minister Shirley Bond said the phone and electric grids are vulnerable, as well as 911 service, and she wants the federal government to consider new penalties for theft from critical infrastructure. “Good security and surveillance equipment doesn’t always stop the thieves from coming back again and again, especially when your metals are necessarily in remote locations, or distributed along hundreds of kilometres of roads,” Bond said. “Even though many scrupulous recyclers consistently turn away shady characters, somebody keeps buying, and that has to stop.” Telus executive Dave Cunningham said 2011 has been a particularly bad year, with 325 wire thefts so far. editor@nanaimobulletin.com

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Lighting up on any cityowned trail, plaza, park, beach, playground or recreation facility could now cost smokers $150. Council unanimously passed an amendment to the city’s parks bylaw Monday, expanding current no-smoking zones to all recreational properties managed by the city.

In June, city staf f launched a public input process to deter mine residents’ appetites for a smoking ban with the support of the Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission. More than 75 per cent of 608 survey responses indicated strong support for a ban. The intent of the bylaw is to promote healthier lifestyles in Nanaimo and increase the quality of the environment where people gather for recreation, said Mayor John Ruttan. “We understand it is

going to take some time for the public to get used to this new bylaw,” he said. “City staff will be installing and updating signage within our parks over the next few months to help get the word out there.” There will be designated areas for smokers at facilities like the Beban Park Social Centre, Nanaimo Ice Centre and Nanaimo Aquatic Centre. Along with added signage, the city will undertake an initial public awareness phase to inform residents of the change. Ultimately, bylaw

officers will issue tickets for non-compliance. Municipalities in B.C. have worked to create smoke-free areas since the 1980s, beginning with workplace bans. Banning smoking at recreational facilities was already implemented by cities such as Vancouver, White Rock, Whistler, Richmond and Kelowna. reporter2@nanaimobulletin.com

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Sizable cost for riot justice It has been more than four months since the Stanley Cup riots erupted in downtown Vancouver, an event that not only destroyed vehicles, storefronts and other private property, but left an entire city’s reputation tarnished. It was, by any measure, the province’s largest single crime spree. Because of that, Vancouver’s population felt violated and demanded justice. A decision was made to pursue those responsible. In the ensuing weeks and months, Vancouver Police Department’s 50-member Integrated Riot Investigation Team has pored over video, still photos and social media to bring those responsible before the courts. Millions of dollars and countless man hours are being spent, and earlier this week it was announced that 60 people were identified and a total of 163 charges were laid. More are coming. Many of the charges include mischief, jumping on vehicles, break-and-enter, assault, and participating in a riot. Over the last few months the cry for justice has not calmed. Society wants to see those responsible brought before the courts and punished for their actions on the night of June 15, and, over time, we will get just that. But at what cost? Break and enters happen every day in Vancouver. Indeed, much worse crimes take place like murder, drinking and driving causing death, and robberies with weapons. Should we not be pursuing those criminals with equal persistence? Should society not be outraged by those actions? Those of us who were not part of the riot on June 15 were all victims, but the resources and money spent to pursue these people who, for the most part, committed minor crimes, should be kept in perspective. 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

Zalm joins the Hydro conspiracy club Vander Zalm asserts that smart The smart meter installation van meters and appliances create such arrived on my street last week, as a powerful surveillance network, B.C. Hydro’s smart grid project “they’ll even know what you’re heads toward the halfway mark. cooking.” This system will not only detect There are those who claim smart outages, electricity loss and theft, meters can tell what channel your it enables a voluntary time-of-use TV is on, but this is the first I’ve system where users can get a disheard about them detecting whethcount by shifting consumption to er you’re having eggs or oatmeal low-peak times. You could even set for breakfast. And who up wind or solar genmight “they” be? eration that the meter B.C. “The big picture is, would record and subof course, that we’re VIEWS tract from your bill. moving to globalizaBut apparently no one Tom Fletcher tion,” Vander Zalm wants to talk about that. Black Press intones. “Eventually Black Press papers conwe’ll be governed out tinue to run letters with of Brussels, Belgium exaggerated or false or someplace like that. claims that stoke baseAnd this all ties into less fear of radio waves. that. They can moniWhere is this coming tor what’s happening from? I’m grateful to the anywhere in the world. anonymous smart-meter It’s Big Brother. We’ll be foe who started sending totally controlled.” me updates from “Citizens for Safe He stops short of what I’ll call Technology,” a loose collection of the Full Tinfoil, a belief that these U.S. and Canadian activists that radio waves control minds directly. claims to include doctors, lawyers Wildlife artist Robert Bateman and other professionals. also makes an ass of himself in Not much is professional about a brief video, where he describes the Canadian content on their hiring someone to come in and website. detect “hot” wiring in his Salt A video starts with a juvenile Spring Island mansion. (A surunion parody showing execuprising number of self-appointed tives plotting to sell B.C. Hydro to smart meter experts sell measurGeneral Electric. Then it moves ing and “shielding” services.) to an apparently serious interA reader sent me a local newsview with Bill Vander Zalm, who paper commentary by Nelsonexpands on his earlier conspiracy Creston MLA Michelle Mungall, theory about the harmonized basically a vague summary of NDP sales tax being part of a European talking points about smart meters Union plot for world domination.

being too expensive and a possible health threat. This is interesting, because the City of Nelson owns its own power utility, which started installing wireless meters in 2004. They finished last year, with no protest. I asked Mungall why. She was on the city council that chose a different model, a “drive-by” meter. They broadcast readings every 15 seconds and still need meter readers, who no longer have get out of their trucks. B.C. Hydro’s meters signal only three or four times a day, but one of the often-repeated false claims about them is that they secretly transmit much more often with some sort of damaging energy pulses. And yet these granolaloving West Kootenay folks cheerfully endure a 24/7 bombardment of what are essentially brief cellphone signals. Mungall said Nelson council specifically rejected a smart grid system, “because of the cost.” Somehow retaining meter readers saves the city money. She noted that rural parts of her constituency are serviced by B.C. Hydro, and some people are very concerned. I’ll bet they are. Not just in West Kootenay, but a few other remote areas known for production of B.C.’s No. 1 cash crop. ◆ Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com

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Previous facilities plan had considerable merit To the Editor, Re: School plan decision was unanimous choice, Letters, Oct. 25. In my humble opinion, the Nanaimo school district facilities renewal plan that was passed by the 2006-2008 board of trustees was not a “financially and educationally unsound plan” as the letter writer states. This was a plan that would have, if its approved project agreements were not turned down by a 6-3 vote on Jan. 14, 2009, by the current board, provided some optimism and renewal in the school district both financially and – more importantly – educationally. Apparently, the letter writer’s definition of “unanimous” excluded counting the votes of trustees Brennan, Dale and Neary, who voted in favour of the plan’s project agreements. The most significant aspect of the plan (other than the potential $87 million in construction work that would have occurred in our community) was the positive impact of ongoing annual savings in operational funding for the school district’s educational programs for students. Obviously, when you move from an organization serving well over 17,000 students in 1999-2000 to an organization serving about 14,000 students now, the amount of space (i.e. schools) required for this service would drop significantly. I think the “devil in this detail” (to use the letter writer’s term) would be the 3,000 fewer students needing service. To use a medical analogy, why would you run two half-empty, old hospitals in the community if you could create one new, improved hospital serving the same number of citizens in a modern, more effective, less costly to maintain facility – and use the annual operational savings to provide even better service to citizens? There exists the sad irony of the current board of trustees turning down the district renewal plan’s significant annual operational savings as they started their term, then having them regularly stating in the past few years that

“there is not enough money”. If this was not so sad, it would be laughable. It is interesting, too, that the report our management team of the day brought forward as an attempt to support the school district and improve the quality of service to students for years to come was approved at every level of the Ministry of Education, yet Ms. Humpherville tells us she knows that it was “seriously flawed” in its details and that it continues to be supported by people “repeating tired and discredited myths”. Would not the Ministry of Education ‘catch on’ to the flaws in this plan in their multiple analyses and numerous levels of decisionmaking before agreeing to expend significant funds from the provincial treasury? The letter goes on to say “we have the current board to thank” for the situation in which we now live. While we may disagree on everything else on this topic, I must agree here with the writer, (other than trustees Brennan, Dale, and Neary – who were outvoted 6-3) for this sad state of the district as it struggles to meet the needs of every student it serves. This is highlighted even more today as the B.C. Ministry of Education announces $353 million in funding for new schools across the province – nothing for Nanaimo students. This plan is “done” thanks to the decision of this board of trustees and I do not see it coming back to life. This is unfortunate for all students being served in Ladysmith and Nanaimo, and for the professionals who work so hard each and every day to support these students without the additional funds this plan would have provided each year. Although I have no hope of this plan coming back to life, I have not forgotten the magnitude of this funding decision and will very much keep this in mind on Nov. 19 when I exercise my democratic right and cast my vote for nine school trustees. J. Phipps Nanaimo

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Truth lacking on environment To the Editor, Re: Reality demands public participation, Saturday Beat, Oct. 29. My Saturdays are usually tame stuff, but the Saturday Beat marvellously roused me from my slumber, primed my brain to think and provoked a letter. The choice of pills in The Matrix as carnal knowledge or antidote to reality is true cinema vision. Hollywood rarely asks us to think about the picture. I don’t recall it having an actual plot to fall back on, but culture is as much fruit for zombies as it is food for the soul. But who decides who the sleepers are?

I have dived into the rabbit hole to spear the truth about climate change and the environment, and found that there is progress, but mostly there’s confusion. Example: Why do people still hark back to the Kyoto Protocol of 1997? It was a poor agreement that would have shaved six years off the results of doing nothing: business as usual, 2094, same as full implementation of Kyoto, year 2100. Two-thirds of the American cost of implementing Kyoto could provide clean water and sanitation to everyone on the planet who doesn’t have it (figures are 2001 estimates, not from corporate shills). Am I a zombie for thinking it

better to extend life expectancy in the developing world than to sign an agreement that would impact the media more than reality? Why is Al Gore an icon of the environment? Because he made a movie. And it’s very impressive. But wait. Wasn’t this guy vice-president of the United States for eight years? Odd no one refers to his accomplishments while in office. Am I popping blue pills by the industrial unit for thinking that being vice-president might have been a good time to do something? Physician, heal thyself. Michael Dance Nanaimo

Planet suffering due to human garbage To the Editor, Re: Art shares environmental message, Oct. 27. It is difficult to believe how much garbage goes into the ocean. And as humans, we are the one to blame. We need to cut back waste and clean up our oceans. I’m sure Emily Rigney would be delighted to not find enough material to work with on the shore. Jacqueline Stoddard Environment California

Vancouver airport’s plan suits ferry link To the Editor, I noticed that Vancouver International Airport is planning a new runway that will be built on a causeway extending into the ocean, west of the airport. This presents an ideal opportunity for a new ferry connection directly to YVR from Nanaimo. A passenger only ferry from Nanaimo to YVR would provide a faster, cheaper and more convenient link to both YVR and downtown Vancouver than any of the existing routes. Ultimately, a connection from the terminal that should be built on the east side of Gabriola (or Valdes) would likely provide the most cost effective way to move passengers to Vancouver but, in the meantime, the new YVR facility presents an opportunity that should be explored. Fred McCreath Nanaimo

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Downtown association operating in secrecy To the Editor, The Downtown Nanaimo Business Improvement Association has decided, from its glass-tinted ivory tower far above us, to withhold the voting results of this year’s election of our board of directors. A higher up from the association has said that not disclosing the vote tally is for the purpose of not exposing those who ran and lost from undue humiliation. What is going on here? If, for example, the City of Nanaimo refused municipal election results from being released to the populace after an election, wouldn’t we all scratch our heads in disbelief ? The rabble doesn’t need to know? This improvement associaton is again sliding into undemocratic ways just like its predecessor, the Downtown Nanaimo

Partnership Society, and needs to willingly operate in a fair manner or be disbanded. The extra tax I pay as a landowner in the downtown to support this group does not slip easily out of my wallet to pay for these shenanigans. Nanaimo council could save us all money in these tough economic times by withdrawing its support for this group. Wouldn’t the few events this improvement association is tasked to carry out during the year be handled more efficiently by hiring an events organizer? One person. Not four salaried lay-abouts. It would save us all about $400,000 and end the constant trouble the DNBIA seems to get itself into. G.A. Oliver Nanaimo

Government cost B.C. well-paid union jobs To the Editor, Re: Ship shape, Oct. 22. A contract the B.C. Liberals had control over, the building of the B.C. ferries, was awarded to a German company because there wasn’t, according to them, enough skilled labour in B.C.’s shipbuilding industry. Now the federal government has awarded the building of military ships to these same unskilled workers. Think of all those high paying union jobs. Dean Pilling Nanaimo

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JOE BRATKOWSKI Joe Bratkowski wants Lantzville to have a responsible fiscal plan that protects current residents and future generations. Bratkowski, 58, said it’s a challenging financial time for residents, and council needs a better balanced budget and less government to keep costs low. “We do a good job but I think we can do better,” said Bratkowski. “We spend too much and need to do with less government.” He also wants core services in the district, including water and sewers, roads and fire protection, reviewed and improved. BRATKOWSKI Government needs to listen and learn from residents while taking a leadership role in the community, said Bratkowski. He said leaders need to be inclusive, conciliatory and forward thinking about finding solutions. He would also like to create plans for Lantzville’s waterfront, the foothills area and the village centre to protect marine resources and ecological and recreational values. Bratkowski has lived in Lantzville for more than 30 years and is a past member of the Lantzville Fire Department, a member of the Vancouver Island Regional Library Board and has a long history of volunteering for events in the community including the annual breakfast with Santa at Costin Hall and Minetown Days celebrations. FOR MORE INFO: Joe Bratkowski @joebratkowski on Twitter 250-390-2767 joebratkowski@shaw.ca

Where to vote On Nov. 19, Lantzville residents can vote at Costin Hall, located at 7232 Lantzville Rd., between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Advance voting is on Nov. 9 and Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the second floor of the District of Lantzville Office, located at 7192 Lantzville Rd. For more information, please contact Donna Smith, chief election officer for Lantzville, at 250-390-4006 or go to www.lantzville.ca.

Brian Dempsey is seeking election for his third term on Lantzville council and wants to continue to build on bring amenities and services to residents. Dempsey, 65, has a long history of being involved in Lantzville politics. He served for 12 years on

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the Lantzville Improvement District as a trustee before incorporation. “I’ve got the experi-

JOHN DUNN Ensuring Lantzville remains a semirural sustainable community with affordable taxes for residents are important issues for John Dunn. Dunn said debt reduction and restraint should be the goal of any councillor. “Fiscal responsibility comes from living

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ence and I’ve shown I’m dedicated,” he said. “I enjoy what I’m doing. It’s something I can do for my community.” Key issues for Dempsey in this election include water, seniors housing and building the necessary infrastructure to bring services such as a sewer system to residents. He said the community needs seniors housing and other

forms of affordable housing for residents, but development hinges on water. He said acquiring sources of water is essential not only for current residents, but for future development. Lantzville council has been negotiating with the City of Nanaimo to purchase water to open up more opportunities for the community,

and Dempsey said buying water would be the only real true solution for Lantzville. He has received calls from residents concerned about the quality and quantity of water in their wells and he wants to connect people to those services.

in a press release. “Common sense and an open mind will guide me if elected to council and I will work for all residents on all issue with equal vigor for the best outcome for all.” As a volunteer on the Parks and Recreation Commission and with the Nanoose Streamkeepers Society, Dunn said he wants Lantzville to remain as green

as possible. He wants to continue working on the trail system for residents to enjoy and hopes to encourage residents to participate in village core beautification initiatives on roadsides and in public spaces. He said by engaging residents in stewardship projects it will give them a sense of ownership

while creating an inviting atmosphere for residents and visitors. Dunn wants to create an inclusive community where all residents have and equal voice. “Only through real community involvement can we make the choices that benefit all,” he said.

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Jordan Gail wants to involve the community in district decisions by consulting residents and forming community-based committees and community projects. “The foundation of a community is enhancing the connections of people within the community,” he said. A social worker, Gail said he’d like to reduce barriers for community involvement in local government. Three important election issues for the 30-year-old are water, revitalizing the downtown core and providing services and housing for seniors and families. Issues addressing downtown revitalization include a plan to guide development and attract a tax base to the area, create more sidewalks and gathering spaces in the community and develop access through trails. Gail would like to see an assessment of current water sources

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in the district and create a plan for storm water and grey-water projects. He also wants to pursue environmental grants and create incentive-based conservation programs for residents. To create more housing, he would legalize secondary suites for residents residing in them who are 65 years and older. He would also encourage water retrofits in the suites. Gail also wants more bus shelters so children and seniors don’t have to stand in the rain. FOR MORE INFO: Jordan Gail 250-933-4204 jordan.gail@hotmail. com

Michael Geselbracht Creating a sustainable and revitalized community while ensuring a wellrounded age demographic are important issues Lantzville candidate Michael Geselbracht hopes to address if elected Nov. 19. Geselbracht, 27, wants to use the upcoming Official Community Plan review to include a 100-year vision for Lantzville to ensure it goes beyond the interests of current residents and addresses the needs of future generations. His platform includes: improving water resource management such as more grey-water systems before pursuing external sources; encouraging a well-rounded age demographic in the community by encouraging the construction of seniors’ housing and the creation of employment opportunities for young adults; revising and creating bylaws to promote agriculture in rural and suburban areas; and improving communication mechanisms between

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council members and residents through community forums. Geselbracht said he’s running for council because he wants to increase his political involvement in Lantzville after working on community development and activism projects on the Island. “It’s just a way to be involved in part of the positive change in the community,” he said. Geselbracht proposes Lantzville pursue a healthy, vibrant and resilient community by using a framework of inclusive community engagements. He said the economy must also be relocalized by exploring options for local food production and energy sources. FOR MORE INFO: Michael Geselbracht www.wix.com/ michaelgeselbracht/ cover


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Denise Haime Denise Haime wants the opportunity to continue working for Lantzville residents to keep taxes low and build on community projects already underway. Haime, 51, has served as a Lantzville councillor for the past six years. She’s a chartered accountant and says she has the skills to ensure and carry out the effective management of the district. She wants to see the continued construction of the E&N Trail system that creates recreational opportunities and alternative means of travel for residents. As chairwoman of Lantzville’s parks and recreation commission, she helped spearhead HAIME the parks and trails plan. Water is a key issue facing Lantzville and is crucial for the future sustainability of the community, said Haime. Council is negotiating with the City of Nanaimo on a water deal and Haime said completing it would allow council to implement the goals outlined in the Official Community Plan including creating seniors housing and revitalizing downtown Lantzville. She said her experience, dedication and knowledge will provide the continuity required by council to meet the goals of the community. Haime also wants to use social media and the Internet to bring additional local information to the community and develop an emergency alert system. FOR MORE INFO: Denise Haime www.denisehaime.ca denisehaime@shaw.ca

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Jennifer Millbank Water and development are big campaign issues for Jennifer Millbank. The 35-year-old said the current council is negotiating a water deal with the City of Nanaimo and Regional District of Nanaimo,

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NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given to the electors of the District of Lantzville that an election by voting is necessary to elect a Mayor and six (6) Councillors, and that the persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are: Surname de JONG HAIME Surname BRATKOWSKI DEMPSEY DUNN GAIL GESELBRACHT GRIFFEY HAIME MILLBANK MOSTAD PARKHURST SAVAGE WALLACE

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with the public on other important issues as well. While Millbank is seeking election for her first term as a councillor, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not new to politics. In university she cut her teeth in political processes as a page in Ralph Kleinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alberta government and the experience let her take an inside look at the everyday decisions needed in politics. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll also bring her analytical and communication skills to the table. Millbank has been a litigation lawyer since 2002 and works for Ramsay Lampman Rhodes. She says her background has given her the skills to bring people together. Millbank believes Lantzville has an allstar candidate lineup to choose from in this election. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is finally the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opportunity to come out and have a say in what is going on,â&#x20AC;? she said.

Andrew Mostad

and more capable of handling development issues.â&#x20AC;? He said urban agriculture is Andrew Mostad promises also an important component fiscal responsibility, community of revitalizing Lantzville and revitalization and community ensuring it retains a semi-rural involvement in the urban atmosphere. agriculture issue if Mostad said he elected to council. wants to bring more The 23-yeartransparency and old B.C. Institute accountability to of Technology council. He promises graduate has a fiscal responsibility bachelor in business and district management and administration costs administration with should be examined a focus on finance as well as costs of and strategy and is the water deal being the spokesman for MOSTAD negotiated with the the Friends of Urban City of Nanaimo. Agriculture. Mostad would also like to see He said a committee needs to be created on urban agriculture, an independent community committee formed overseeing but without a constrictive council wage increases instead time frame so the issue can be of council controlling it. explored fully. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a great opportunity to build our community FOR MORE INFO: and create a more unique Andrew Mostad community feel through urban 250-327-2285 agriculture,â&#x20AC;? said Mostad. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To andrewmostad@gmail.com build a healthier community or search Facebook for â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;elect that is more self-sufficient Andrew Mostadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

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Doug Parkhurst believes in bringing a balanced researched view to council decisions and creating a flourishing community that embraces all members of the community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The community needs balance. It needs people not running on a single issue and a knowledgeable, steady hand,â&#x20AC;? said Parkhurst. The 49-year-old chartered accountant wants Lantzville to retain its semirural character and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dedicated to transparency and fiscal responsibility, ensuring budgets are increasing no more than the rate of inflation. He wants to ensure amenities such as sewer, recreational opportunities and the expansion of trail systems are available for residents. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s served on council since incorporation in 2003 and prior to that was a member of Lantzvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s improvement district. For Lantzville to develop, the district needs to secure another source of water besides wells. Parkhurst said

Graham Savage says water supply is an important issue that will determine Lantzvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future. Savage, 68, said important issues such as creating seniorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; housing in the downtown core, accomplishing Official Community Plan goals and supporting urban gardening are tied to the availability of water. If elected Savage wants a review of existing groundwater source, which also examines other options to increase water capacity. He said revitalization is dependent on securing water. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lantzville is pretty much dormant in terms of development because of lack of water,â&#x20AC;? said Savage. He says development is needed but must be kept in check to preserve the semi-rural style SAVAGE of the district. He also wants a scientific study on the effects of urban gardening on water safety and more recreational activities available to Lantzville residents that will solidify a more cohesive community. He said Minetown Days is the only community-wide event and more needs to be done to ensure Lantzville isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t viewed as a bedroom community. Savage worked for 30 years as a government consultant advising on land development, municipal engineering, public works projects and planning. He spent 25 years with the City of Nanaimo as a manager of development.

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of Nanaimo. He wants more measures in place to conserve current water sources, such Jamie Wallace says one of as low-flow toilets and shower the most critical issues facing head installations, building Lantzville is the lack of public codes requiring grey water use consultation on important and more. He said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worried matters that affect the that Lantzville may be forced to community. develop to recoup revenue used If elected Wallace, 48, in the water deal. wants more The village core transparency also needs to be on issues and strengthened to more interaction ensure itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an inviting between council members and area for residents, he residents. said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We should He said it could be looking be an inviting area for feedback with a cohesive look from residents that may make an of Lantzville ideal location for WALLACE regarding what a farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; market. they think and Wallace would also want,â&#x20AC;? said Wallace. like to see the formation of a Key issues for Wallace this Food Advisory Committee to election are food security discuss ways to encourage local and sustainability, village food production. core planning and water conservation. FOR MORE INFO: Wallace said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s concerned Jamie Wallace with the transparency of the www.jamiewallace.ca current councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s negotiations jfcwallace@shaw.ca regarding water with the City 250-390-0029

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Body painters compete Wherefore art thou Romeo? Vancouver Island University theatre students Meegin Sullivan and Jon Greenway perform in the title roles of the school’s production of Romeo and Juliet. William Shakespeare’s classic play about forbidden love opens Thursday (Nov. 3) and continues Nov. 4-5, 9-10 and 12 at 8 p.m.; Nov. 8 at 4 p.m.; and Nov. 7, 9-10 at noon at Malaspina Theatre. Tickets $12; $10/students and seniors. Please call 250-740-6100. MELISSA FRYER/THE NEWS BULLETIN

Dance band creates Tron experience A full-scale, danceable theatrical experience and light show by techno band Top Men is slated for Nanaimo Centre Stage Friday (Nov. 4). It’s basically the movie Tron, but on stage with musicians, neon lights and black light. The People of the Grid are enslaved by the tyrannical Master Control Program, and the revolution needs every able bodied program to join in the fight. Top Men present the latest chapter in the ever unfolding epic that is

their lives. Enter the Digital Frontier that will reshape the Human Condition and help save it from oppression. Top Men recently performed at Nanaimo’s Fringetastic Theatre Festival in September. Opening the show are Gold and Shadow, followed by DJ T. I. Am hosting an aftershow dance party. The show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets $8/ advance at Lucid and Fascinating Rhythm; $10/door.

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Nanaimo Pottery Co-op member Virginia Dunseith selects pieces for the group’s annual show and sale at Beban Park this weekend. Nineteen local potters are involved in the event. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

Pottery makes personal pieces More than 19 potters will have their wares for show and sale this weekend, showcasing the character and variety available in the art form. “Plastic has no individuality but pottery is individual and each piece of a set is an individual,” said longtime Nanaimo Pottery Co-op member Virginia Dunseith. “Each is made with loving care. Handmade things have aesthetic value. Buying a form of art enriches your life. It brings a bit of the potter who made it and you know you are buying something unique and special.” Dunseith has been a potter since high school, going on to teach at Cedar and Woodlands secondary schools until retirement in 1998. “Pottery is individual – you could display a selection of bowls and you would be able to tell the maker,” Dunseith said. “My pottery is thin and

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light and my personality is such that I pay attention to detail and I love colour. You will see every colour under the sun going on in my pottery and I particularly love the painterly effect.” Dunseith mixes her own glazes and all her pieces are suitable for daily use. She makes between 12 and 20 mugs per session – throwing one day, trimming and applying handles the next – allowing the pieces to dry under plastic for two weeks. She then bisque fires them, glazes and re-fires the mugs.

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Another two to three hours is spent sanding rough bottoms and edges. She said compared to pottery mass produced for department stores, handmade pottery is reasonably priced. “A handmade mug is handled 17 different times and when you take into account the cost of the clay, glazes, electricity, tools and the years of skill – a $16 mug is a great purchase,” Dunseith said. “Pottery brings a history, a connection into one’s life. I have a collection of mugs from fellow potters and each brings a fond memory or a fine example of beauty.” The pottery co-op’s winter sale is set for Friday (Nov. 4), noon to 8 p.m.; Saturday (Nov. 5), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday (Nov. 6), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Beban Park. Admission is free. For more information, please visit www.nanaimopottery.com.

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â&#x2014;&#x2020; From /18 Cuba is constantly working on music but by focusing on his own rather than listening to others, he stays true to what inspires him. His family, based in Smithers, B.C., helps him stay positive, healthy and continually pushing forward amid the business of music. Cuba is writing a recording a new album to be released next year. He and his Vancouverbased band perform selections from that, as well as choices from Cubaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s self-titled disc, at the Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nov. 12. The early show starts at 8:30 p.m. with Nanaimo guitarist Eric Harper opening. Tickets $18/advance from Headliners and the Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; $20/door. Please call 250-7546751.

EveryBodySings, a community singing circle, celebrates its 10th year. In the fall of 2001, founders Cyndi Doell and Shirley Whitelaw started teaching unaccompanied world music to Lantzville students, followed two years later by a second group in downtown Nanaimo. None of the groups are performancedriven, although the singers occasionally like to share their songs and joy with the community, and these sing-outs are completely voluntary. Doell and Whitelaw believe that singing is for everyone, fun and stress-free. Everyone can sing, some just havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t found their voices yet. By providing a supportive and fun learning environment, EveryBodySings aims to give people confidence in their voices. All songs are taught by ear and participants donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to read music or be an experienced singer. Songs are chosen from a wide range of material including traditional folk, global, gospel/spiritual songs. The choir is looking for new members and meets Tuesday night at St. Philipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church in Lantzville, or Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. at St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s United Church in Nanaimo. Fees are $32 for four consecutive weeks or drop-in for $10. For more information, please visit www. moresingingplease.com.

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MUSIC INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT with Brian Gore, Lulo Reinhardt, Adrian Legg and Marco Pereira at the Port Theatre Thursday (Nov. 3) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $36; $31/members; $15/students. Call 250-754-8550. REMEMBERING with Nanaimo Youth Choir and Vancouver Orpheus Men’s Chorus at St. Andrew’s United Church Friday (Nov. 4) at 8 p.m. Tickets $18 at Nanaimo Conservatory of Music, Tom Lee Music or the church. Call 250-753-1924.

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DOUG THRING and Marty Howe play Acme Food Co. Friday (Nov. 4), 7-10 p.m. EVERYBODY LEFT Dope Soda and We Are Tragedy play the Cambie Friday (Nov. 4). IF YOU’RE IRISH with Tidesmen Chorus at the Port Theatre Saturday (Nov. 5) at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets $20-25; $10/ students. Call 250754-8550.

WENDELL FERGUSON award-winning guitarist plays house concert Sunday (Nov. 6), 2-4 p.m. Tickets $15. Call 250-716-3242.

JO AND THE BROS play the Well Pub Saturday (Nov. 5).

MUSIC AT MIDDAY music composed by Orlando Gibbons with readings from King James Bible Wednesday (Nov. 9) at 12:15 p.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church. By donation.

MELISSA HILL plays Acme Food Co. Saturday (Nov. 5), 7-10 p.m.

HOWIE JAMES BAND plays Lantzville Legion Nov. 11, 3-8 p.m.

DOC plays Harewood Arms Saturday (Nov. 5).

THE LUKE BLU GUTHRIE BAND plays Acme Food Co. Nov. 11, 7-10 p.m.

RODEO DRIVE with Dave Marco play Diners Rendezvous Saturday (Nov. 5). Tickets $15/ advance; $20/door. Call 250-740-1133. BATTLE OF THE BANDS with Alex Hicks, Cottonmouth Jones and Epic at the Cambie Saturday (Nov. 5). NANAIMO CONCERT BAND annual fall concert at the Port Theatre Sunday (Nov. 6) at 2:30 p.m. Tickets $15. Call 250-7548550. C.R. AVERY and Wil perform at the Queen’s Sunday (Nov. 6) at

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V.I. Raiders defensive back Skylor Letcher knocks the ball away from a Saskatoon Hilltops receiver during Saturday’s Canadian Junior Football League semifinal playoff game at Caledonia Park.

work ethic than I’ve ever seen before and a different team spirit. We’re going to build on it.” Atwall pointed out that many starters will return on both sides of the ball, and said the huge contributions from rookies also bode well. “This team’s going to be good for a long time,” he said.

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locker room,” Blokker said. “But they’ll be Raiders for life.” And they’ll have a lot of positive memories of 2011. “It’s always funner to end it out on a win, but it didn’t happen…” said Botel. “It was fun, to get to spend time with these guys, it’s always a good time.” ◆ See ‘FOOTBALL’ /B5

The Nanaimo Clippers made it five straight wins, and this one vaulted them to the top of the standings. The city’s B.C. Hockey L e a g u e cl u b ( 8 - 4 - 0 - 3 ) claimed a share of first place in the Coastal Conference with a 7-3 win down the Malahat on Tuesday against the Victoria Grizzlies. Nanaimo’s latest win wasn’t a perfect game, but it ended up being a convincing one. After giving up two goals in the first seven minutes and surviving a wild first period that ended 3-3, the Clippers took control. “I kind of thought whoever would settle in and get their heads in it the quickest would end up winning the hockey game and that’s kind of how it played out,” said Mike Vandekamp, Clippers coach. “We did a good job of refocusing a little bit towards the end of the first period.” Kyle Kramer continued his torrid scoring pace with two goals and two assists, Trevor Fitzgerald also had two goals and David Iacono, Brendan Taylor and Colton Dahlen were credited with the others. Andrew Gladiuk, Brett Hartskamp and Mason Blacklock had two assists each and Billy Faust made 21 saves for his fifth straight win. Vandekamp said the team’s confidence is at a high right now. ◆ See ‘CLIPPERS’ /B5

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to that streak with two first-quarter touchdowns for a 12-2 lead. F rom there, the Isles settled down, answering back with touchdown run from Cory Guizzetti and a touchdown catch from Dustin Wall to gain a 15-12 halftime lead. Jacob Cheng’s fourthquarter TD catch pro-

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Nanaimoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jennifer Park bowled over almost all the competition at the Pan American Games and won a silver medal. Park, who bowls out of Splitsville Entertainment, was one of only four bowlers to make up the Canadian contingent at the games in Guadalajara, Mexico this month. She qualified for the playoff round as the No. 7 seed, but won two playoff matchups to set up an all-Canadian semifinal against Montrealâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Caroline Lagrange. It

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Football team envisions different result next time â&#x2014;&#x2020; From /B1 The Raiders put together their bestever regular season, going a perfect 10-0 in the B.C. Football Conference and establishing a league record in points scored (551) and a team record for points against (83). Fourth-year quarterback Jordan Yantz had another standout season, establishing career touchdown records en route to being named the conferenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Offensive Player of the Year. He and eight of his teammates collected all-star nods and Matt Blokker won the coach of the year hardware. The 2011 season was also notable in that the Raidersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; rivalry with the Okanagan Sun grew more heated than ever. Okie accused V.I. of tampering with a player and even filed a grievance with the league that was eventually dismissed. On the field of play, neither the Sun nor any other team could

truly challenge the Raiders. Not a single game in 2011 was decided by less than two touchdowns, so the V.I. team wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t as experienced as the Hilltops when Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s playoff game reached crunch time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To take the best team in the country for 57 minutes, I thought we did a great job and gave ourself a chance to win and we just didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pull it out,â&#x20AC;? said Blokker. The team will add â&#x20AC;&#x153;a couple pieces here and thereâ&#x20AC;? this off-season, he said, and set about trying to figure out how to beat the Hilltops in 2012, when B.C. takes its turn hosting the Canadian Bowl. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With the coaching staff they have here, they always have an excellent chance to go all the way,â&#x20AC;? Botel said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With players that buy into the system and believe in it, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s there for them every year. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just got to keep working towards it.â&#x20AC;?

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Clippers realize capabilities â&#x2014;&#x2020; From /B1 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve built a lot stronger understanding of what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re capable of doing as a team here in the last couple of weeks,â&#x20AC;? said Mike Vandekamp. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s led to a good-looking record at the quarter pole of the BCHL season, but ultimately, said the coach, firstplace doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean much right now. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of work still to doâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve

improved a lot as a team, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for sure, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re focused on, is continued improvement and worry about the standings later.â&#x20AC;? GAME ON â&#x20AC;Ś The Clippers face the Alberni Valley Bulldogs in a home-and-home series starting Friday (Nov. 4) at 7 p.m. at Frank Crane Arena and continuing Saturday at 7 p.m. at Port Alberniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Weyerhaeuser Arena. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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Dover cross-country builds tradition Dover Bay’s cross-country team has put in a lot of kilometres to earn its nameplate on the Island championship trophy. Bob Saunders, the team’s coach, said his team’s achievement last week was the result of years of work. The school developed a tradition of podium finishes at Islands and provincials, and finally broke through this year, snapping Oak

Bay’s streak of nine straight Island titles. Now Dover, led by Thomas and Peter Oxland, Garrett Dunlop, Nic Ascui and Trent Arnott, goes into provincials Saturday (Nov. 5) in Kelowna at full speed. “Our expectations are to go up there and everybody try their best and whatever happens, happens,” said Saunders.

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Nanaimo girl leads the pack Miryam Bassett Island’s fastest in cross-country BY GREG SAKAKI THE NEWS BULLETIN

ut of 165 girls circling the trails at Island cross-country championships in Victoria last week, Miryam Bassett was the fastest of them all. The 15-year-old Nanaimo District Secondary School student earned the title of Vancouver Island’s fastest teen, barely, reaching the finish line half a second ahead of Nanaimo Christian School’s Marita DeSchiffart. “It didn’t really cross my mind that she was so close behind me,” Bassett said. “I was sort of in the zone and I knew I could win it with 100 [metres] or so left.” But she must have heard footsteps, right? “I did, but I didn’t think about it. Just ‘run faster’ is what was going through my head.” ‘Run faster’ is often what’s going through her head. To have the drive to finish first in a field of 165 runners, it takes a competitive mindset and Bassett has that, said her

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Miryam Bassett of Nanaimo District Secondary School is Island champion in cross-country running and will be in the mix at provincials Saturday (Nov. 5).

coach at NDSS, Dave Matte. He recalls her being “devastated” last year after a silvermedal finish in the 800 metres at track and field provincials.

Some of that competitive spirit is in the Bassett genes. Miryam is third-youngest of nine siblings, several of them runners. She said when her family

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really started to get into the sport, she was only six years old, one year too young for sanctioned competition. “So I always wanted to do it because they were doing it and I wasn’t allowed to,” she said. “It’s always been something that I’ve always wanted to do, but my mom and my dad, they’re always really happy that I am doing it and they like to encourage me and push me to do better.” It’s pushed her to an Island championship – and NDSS to its first cross-country crown since 1984 – and now both the star runner and her team will be contenders at provincials Saturday (Nov. 5) in Kelowna. Bassett will be running an unfamiliar course, but she excels on all types of crosscountry terrain. “Miryam just flies up the hills, she just takes off,” said Matte. “So she’s got some good strength to really kick it, and she’s got good endurance, too.” Bassett has the confidence and the training, she said, to win big races. She’s run in enough of them to recognize when she’s really feeling it. “It all depends on the race day,” she said. sports@nanaimobulletin.com


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Bowling

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BRECHIN LANES HIGH SCORES

L 4 5 4 8 5 5 6 10

T OTL Pts 0 3 19 1 0 19 0 2 18 0 0 18 1 0 17 1 0 15 1 1 12 0 0 10

GF 62 48 43 72 55 52 43 30

GA 49 34 41 70 44 41 51 55

L 2 4 5 6 6 5 8 9

T OTL Pts 0 1 23 0 0 18 1 3 16 0 1 15 0 1 15 0 1 13 0 3 9 1 2 7

GF 75 46 47 50 54 42 42 34

GA 39 39 56 50 56 38 60 72

Interior Conference Penticton Vernon Merritt Westside Prince George Chilliwack Salmon Arm Trail

GP 14 13 15 14 14 12 14 14

W 11 9 6 7 7 6 3 2

Football

Thursday 55-plus - Ron Jones, 304 single. Thursday Pleasant V. - Bill Ritchie, 725 triple. Thursday youth - Josh Burgmann, 707 triple. Friday 55-plus - Don Slatten, 301 single; Joyce Crawford, 281 single; Sharon Redlick, 698 triple. Saturday youth - Brandon Seabloom, 256 single; Justin Therrien, 343 single, 783 triple; Liam Knott, 204 single. Special Olympics - Bill Polz, 265 single; Crystal Lussier, 474 double.

Coastal Conference W 8 9 8 9 8 7 5 5

Oct. 17-22 Monday 55-plus - Bruce Norris, 745 triple. Monday mixed - Pearl McMullin, 259 single. Tuesday mixed - Gord Miller, 300 single; Ray Brittain, 811 triple. Wednesday classic Frazer Johnson, 376 single, 879 triple; Leanne Wasden, 320 single; Amanda Bell, 838 triple. Wednesday ladies - Ethel Trudeau, 248 single.

Soccer

L 0 3 3 4 6 6 6 8

T Pts 0 18 0 14 1 13 0 10 1 7 1 5 1 5 0 4

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GA 20 37 45 46 59 64 69 61

White Rock Coquitlam Nanaimo North Surrey Langley North Delta Victoria Chilliwack Meadow Ridge Cloverdale Cowichan Vancouver Richmond Burnaby

W 9 7 7 6 6 6 4 5 4 2 2 2 1 0

L 0 1 2 2 3 3 3 4 5 7 7 7 8 9

T 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pts 333 225 248 273 244 232 159 206 115 163 119 102 35 30

F 81 131 46 82 145 153 122 190 183 193 264 300 267 327

A 18 15 14 13 12 12 10 10 8 4 4 4 2 0

AA Western Conference

VANCOUVER ISLAND SOCCER LEAGUE

NANAIMO REC LEAGUE GP W 9 9 10 7 10 6 9 5 10 3 9 2 9 2 10 2

VANCOUVER MAINLAND FOOTBALL LEAGUE

B.C. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

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Quarterway Leafs Splitsville Shockers Sabo Cross Trappers Timberkings Islanders Wellington Whalers Canadiens United Rentals Jets

Cowichan FC Bays United FC Vic West FC Gordon Head Sooke Celtic Nanaimo United Prospect Lake Lakehill Gorge FC Juan de Fuca

GP 8 6 7 6 6 7 8 8 5 7

W 7 5 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 1

L 1 1 2 2 1 3 4 6 4 6

T 0 0 1 0 2 2 2 1 0 0

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GF 3 4 6 8 5 10 11 22 11 29

GA 21 15 13 12 11 8 8 4 3 3

John Barsby Ballenas Handsworth South Delta Windsor

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A 34 74 80 59 89

Pts 8 6 6 2 2 0

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E&N Trail opens in Lantzville Central Vancouver Island’s trail system is a little bit longer following the completion of Lantzville’s E&N Trail. The 1.6 kilometre route runs from Aulds Road to Ware Road. The official opening takes place Saturday (Nov. 5) at 10 a.m. at the Aulds Road end. The District of Lantzville received a $400,000 Towns for Tomorrow grant to fund the project and is considering applying for a provincial recreational grant to complete the next phase of the trail from Ware Road to Superior Road. Canadian Tire donated a bicycle for a draw prize at the grand opening.

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Work restoring the forest sur rounding Pioneer Park continues with a work party scheduled for Nov. 12. Over the past year, nearly one hectare of forest land along Dickinson Road – from the Nanaimo Hornets Rugby Club to the football fields – have been thinned out to improve the ecosystem. Students from Dover Bay Secondary School’s Ecoclub lent a hand

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Boolathon raises $1 million for Kids Help Phone Nanaimo bowlers were at their scariest best during the annual BMO Boolathon fundraiser at Splitsville Entertainment Saturday. Harbour City participants joined

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VIU culinary students host dining adventure Students and their instructors at the Culinary Institute of Vancouver Island are looking to North Africa, the Middle East and neighbouring regions for the theme of a fall dining adventure at Vancouver Island University. Students will prepare and serve dishes such as spicy beef stew and flat bread from Ethiopia, lamb tagine with preserved lemons from Morocco, ratatouille from southern France and a Mediterranean fish dish or stew with sea bass as the starting point. “We’re really striving for authentic dishes,” said VIU culinary arts program director Craig Rogers. Some specialties will be served on platters with others on small plates at the Mediterranean-themed dinner. The culinary event takes place 6 p.m. Wednesday, (Nov. 9) in the Royal Arbutus Room on the top floor of Bldg. 300 on the

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TONS OF SWEETPEAS to Lakeside Gardens for once again hosting the Nanaimo branch Kidney Foundation of Canada’s bake sale this fall. Thank you for the space, tea and coffee. Thanks also to everyone who helped support the foundation. A HUGE BOUQUET OF SWEETPEAS to Bill, Braden and Gerry for the wonderful leading spot at the Kidney Foundation’s fundraising walk in Nanaimo this fall. Thanks for the bagpipes, Sidney the Kidney mascot and the water carrier. From all the participants in the Gift of Life walk and paddle. A SHOULD-HAVE-BEENWATCHING-INSTEAD-OF-TALKING BOUQUET OF THANKS to two ladies and one gentleman who took the time to make sure I was OK after I fell on Front Street. I did not get your names, but wanted to say your help was much appreciated. A BOUQUET OF BLACK ROSES to the ladies at the haunted house in Beban Park for helping my brother get through this year’s production. He was scared and wanted to leave, but you stayed with him and made sure his experience was a success. We’ll be back next year. Matt and Shamu. BOUQUETS OF PUPPY KISSES AND WAGGING TAILS to the staff at Central Island Veterinary Emergency Hospital. Your kindness during our emergency with our best friend was greatly appreciated. We are lucky to have this place in town. Hope you will be here for years, as you fill a huge void for all pet owners.

A REFRESHING BOUQUET OF ROSES to Leith at Kelly’s Kitchen Cafè. The bacon cheesburger was above expectation. Glad you’re back. You and your staff are great. Keep up the good work. A GREAT BIG FALL BOUQUET to everyone who helped and showed concern in locating Bob after his 23-hour runaway adventure from an unexpected encounter with a horse on Smith’s Trail. A happy ending – thanks to all.

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bouquets the shop. Everyone in the shop turned to look at us and the poor girl taking our order was beet red with embarrassment. Needless to say, we left and will never go back. Our mortgage broker will never take her clients there again. A BIG BEEF to grocery stores that double stack their products on shelves that are too high for customers to reach. You should not have to locate staff to assist you in obtaining what you want to purchase. If the store wants your business, the product should be accessible. I was hurt trying to reach a double-stacked item. No assistance was offered when I reported to staff that cans had fallen on my face. Shop at your own risk. A BAD PUNCH LINE to a radio station. Your jokes stink and they’ve killed the genuinely spontaneous and funny banter that used to happen between the morning show hosts. I’ve suffered through them every morning for months, but I can’t take it anymore. Moving on down the dial. I’ll tune back in when you start reading jokes that are actually funny. A BEEF to my neighbour in the Departure Bay area. If you want to make monkey sounds in your backyard, I would suggest moving to a farm. Normal people live in the city.

A BEEF to the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre. As a parent, I’m excited when my kids want to do something active instead of being sucked in by electronics. We go for a swim at the pool to find a movie playing on a huge screen. I didn’t pay for a movie and certainly didn’t appreciate my kids being distracted by one. Shame on you. THE UNEMPLOYMENT LINE to our city councillors for abusing their power – 24 per cent for wage parity? If the job is too hard for your current wage, you need to step aside. I am sure that you are all replaceable. AN EXPLOSIVE BEEF about the fireworks ban enforcement in Nanaimo. It seems loud explosions and the rockets’ red glare are not enough to get the attention of the RCMP. Only if they get a complaint with an exact address do they take any action and even then they just tell the offenders to stop. A HUGE PILE OF BIRD-PECKED GARBAGE BAGS to the worker who continues to put our empty can in the middle of our driveway. We have to stop, get out, move the can, then get back in the vehicle to park. None of our other neighbours get this special treatment. We have even asked you nicely not to do this. Please be considerate and put it back on the grass.

A BEEF to the B.C. Liberal Party. Seniors and low income families planning to buy an inexpensive electric chopper for $9.99 get an enviro charge of $2.25 added on. But wait – there is more. On top of that you are charged HST on both $9.99 and $2.25 for $1.47 more. Cost: $13.71. AN ANIMAL CONTROL BEEF. Dog owners around Mansfield Park have turned the park into an offleash dog park even though a sign on every entrance reads ‘no dogs allowed on playfield’. The city does nothing. There is an off-leash dog park only three blocks away. A MAPLE LEAF BEEF to some city businesses and to the city itself for not replacing the flags – Canadian, B.C. and other flags – that are flapping about in a tattered, torn and faded state. A FRIENDLY TRAFFIC BEEF REMINDER to people who drive with a disabled parking sign on the rear view mirror. I was told when I received my sign that it is illegal to drive with it on the mirror, as it can block your view. I see a lot of people driving around with it up. Apparently, you can receive a $100 fine. Please take the signs down while driving and keep our roads safe. A BIG BEEF to irresponsible pet owners. Sure you use the green bags for the poo, but then you dispose of them in bushes or on other people’s properties. Grow up, take your crap home and phone your regional district to find out how to dispose of it. A HUGE BEEF to a mechanic shop for not doing the work you charged me for. There are many good, honest shops in Nanaimo and I had thought this shop was among them. A BEEF to the city’s parks department. This year’s Halloween display at Beban Park looks cheap and boring. This was once a labour of love for all the children to enjoy. This year’s effort is simply not good enough.

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Alwine Ostermann

Peter passed away at home from cancer at the age of 74. He is now at peace with the Savior he loved. Peter was born in Ukraine and immigrated to Canada in 1948 with his mother and two siblings. He spent his youth in Arnold, BC and went to MEI High School where he met his wife, Mary. Peter and Mary both attended Columbia Bible College, called MBBI then. Peter and Mary were married on August 15, 1964 in Aldergrove, BC and they moved to Nanaimo in the summer of 1965. Peter graduated from UBC with his elementary teaching certiĂ&#x20AC; Ă&#x20AC;cate in 1966 and later with his professional teaching degree in 1969. He worked for the local school board as an elementary school teacher for 29 years until he retired in 1994. He worked at Departure Bay Elementary, Princess Royal Elementary and Dufferin Crescent Elementary. Peter was an active member of Departure Bay Baptist Church for 46 years and was involved as a deacon, Sunday School teacher and, after his retirement, with the maintenance on the church property. He could be seen at the church most days with his red truck, working and doing whatever needed to be done, all for the glory of God. Peter is survived by his wife, Mary, of 47 years, children Lynne, Brian (Lana) and Lori (Karl), grandchildren Alexander, Kaitlyn, Hudson, Jenna, Elizabeth and Mikaila. He is also survived by his brother John (Laura) and his sister Helen (John). A memorial service will be held at Departure Bay Baptist Church on November 5, 2011 at 1 PM. 3510 Departure Bay Road, Nanaimo. In lieu of Ă owers, donations in memory of Peter may be made to World Vision Canada.

August 21, 1929 ~ October 22, 2011

October 15, 1937 - October 29, 2011

Ronald A. McDonald Feb. 22,1956 Oct. 21, 2011 Ron passed away peacefully at his home on Oct. 21/2011. Predeceased by his father Donald and survived by his mother Irene, common law wife, Angela, daughters Andrea (Matt), Theresa (Randy), son Nick, granddaughter Taya. Angelaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s children Bryce (Melanie), Alicia (Dustin), Sarah, and grandson Colin. Sister Shirley (Dave), Donna (John), Karen (Charlie), brothers Bob (Brenda), and Gary, along with many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by all. A celebration of life is being planned for the spring.

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MAYOVSKY, Renate E.

September 19, 1936 ~ October 28, 2011 Born in Germany in 1936, Renate immigrated to Canada in 1960. She is predeceased by her husband, Harold John in 1992. Renate is survived by her sons: Gary and Grant (Samantha); and her grandson, Carter James. She also leaves behind her sister, Ellen Dorman and family; as well as many special and dear friends. A Celebration of Life service for Renate will take place on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 1:00 pm, in Sands Funeral Chapel, 1 Newcastle Avenue, Nanaimo, BC. Flowers gratefully declined. For those so desiring, donations may be made, in Renateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory, to the Canadian Cancer Association. Sands of Nanaimo 250-753-2032

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Alwine passed away peacefully in Nanaimo, BC after a short illness. She lives on in the memories of family and friends. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like the memory of me to be a happy one. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to leave an echo, whispering down the ways of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.â&#x20AC;?

Jeanne Halsall April 27, 1916 - October 27, 2011 Jeanne passed away peacefully at Dufferin Place in Nanaimo on October 27, 2011. She was predeceased by her husband, Stanley Halsall, and missing her dearly, are her four loving children: Jack (Wendy), Marie (Ray), Suzanne and Michelle (Brook); six grandchildren: Tom (Cori), Joan (Mike), Sharlene (Paul), Pamela (Ricardino), Justin and Brianna; and eight great grandchildren: Robert, Aaron, Matthew, Rebecca, Sara, Kelsey, Aaron and Jonah. She was born in Frasertown, Alberta, and moved to Vancouver Island, with her husband and two eldest children in 1947, making Lantzville her hometown until 2010, then moved to Lakeside Gardens, Nanaimo. Jeanne was described as having â&#x20AC;&#x153;joie de vieâ&#x20AC;? (a zest for life), and was characterized as a humble and caring person, with a great sense of humor. She had great determination and will and this was very evident until her ďŹ nal days. Over the years, Jeanne became an avid bowler, line dancer and was noted by many, for her daily walking along the roads in Lantzville. She loved her family very much and was extremely proud of everyone. She will remain in the hearts of all her family, as we remember her with love and pride. A special thank you to all the staff at Dufferin Place for the wonderful care they gave our mother. Jeanneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life was celebrated on Tuesday, November 1st, at 11:00 a.m. at the Ecumenical Center, 6234 Spartan Road, Nanaimo. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, donations in Jeanneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051.

EXPERIENCED SERVER and dishwasher required Part Time, evening shift 5-9 PM. Bring resume, in person, to Saigon Kitchen Restaurant, Unit 2, 5148 Metral Dr., Nanaimo. saigonkitchen@shaw.ca

ONSITE SECURITY or caretaker. Have own small trailer. Bondable, refs. available. Prefer Nanaimo/Ladysmith. 250734-2915 leave message.

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

MEDICAL/DENTAL THE LEMARE GROUP is currently seeking: • Chaser • Hook Tender • Off Highway Logging Truck Driver • Boom Man • Loader Operator • Hoe Chucker • Heavy Duty Mechanic • 2nd Loader Bucker man All positions are camp-based for the Northern Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Fax resumes to : 250-956-4888 or email office@lemare.ca.

CDA Family dental practice in Parksville area is searching for a Certified Dental Assistant to help with chair side duties. The successful candidate must be enthusiastic, positive, work well in a team environment.

Send resumes to nskida@shaw.ca

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

PERSONAL SERVICES ART/MUSIC/DANCING

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EXPERIENCED C.D.A. required. Mondays thru Thursdays, for busy patient-centered practice. Must be well organized and possess a team-oriented attitude. Submit resumes in person to 4555 Uplands Drive, Nanaimo.

ORGAN & KEYBOARD LESSONS In your own home on your own instrument KEITH CLARKE 1-250-743-9669

TRADES, TECHNICAL

FINANCIAL SERVICES

EXPERIENCED Machinist needed for a busy shop in Penticton. Must be able to weld and line bore in addition to machining. Contact us at: (250)492-2412 or ashley@bandlmachine.com

$10 MILLION AVAILABLE for Land Purchase/Development and Joint Ventures. Management Consulting and Business Plan services. Call 1-866-402-6464.

MEDICAL/DENTAL

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RV TECH - certified, professional & have Gas Ticket. Fax resumes & ref to CountrySide RV at (250)746-1604, email to bestrvdeals@telus.net, phone (250)746-1699

CLEANING SERVICES 20/20 Home Detail Cleaning Services: Since 1990 Gutter cleaning system. Interior/Exterior frames & windows. for Results call us first for Estimates Call Glynn 760-2020 cell: 729-6924

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

DENTAL ASSISTANT

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

DUTCH TOUCH Cleaning. Construction, move-outs, residential. Bonded, reliable, ecofriendly products. Call Nel 250591-1619 or 250-802-2140.

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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

ELECTRICAL

TREE PRUNING HEDGE/SHRUB MAINTENANCE

VANCOUV ER ISLAND U N I V E R S I T Y

HELP WANTED

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

Ivan 250-758-0371

HANDYPERSONS MY HANDYMAN! Home, Marine, general repairs, carpentry. Fair, reliable, responsible. Insured. Ref’s. Cowichan to Nanaimo. Norm 250-714-6654 OLD FASHIONED HANDYMAN Drywall, tile, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting. Quality work. No HST. Reasonable prices. 250-616-9095.

HAULING AND SALVAGE GARY FORTIN’S HAULING. One call does it all. Clean-up and disposal. (250) 618-1413. JUNK TO THE DUMP. Jobs Big or small, I haul it all! I recycle & donate any useable items to local charities. Call Sean, 250-741-1159.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS 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 TRADES- Home updates? Hardwood, Tile, Laminate, Kitchen & Bath Renos. All exterior Roofing, Siding, Decks & Fencing. References available. 250-722-0131. BLUE OX Home Services. Expert Handyman & Renovation Services: plumbing, electrical, carpentry, drywall, tiling, painting, lawn & garden. Refs avail. Insured. 250-713-4409. BRYAN GRIFFIN CONSTRUCTION experienced in new home construction, home renos, doors & windows , vinyl siding & soffits and more. Free estimates. 250-390-2601. EXP. CARPENTER/Handyman: Renos, Framing, Concrete formed, placed & finished Sheds, decks & fencing. No job too small. Great rates & References. Derrick 816-8646

HELP WANTED

• Finiishing & Renovations

The Insurance Manager is responsible for managing the overall operation of the Insurance Services division and will have extensive knowledge of ICBC, personal lines, and commercial lines. Experience with ICBC Driver Services is also preferred.

SARY $2000 BUR IPLOMA FOR FULL D

The successful candidate will have completed all courses to hold a Nominee Insurance license as well as related experience within the industry.

PROGRAM STARTS NOVEMBER IN NANAIMO

If you are interested in this position, contact John DeLeeuw PO Box 430, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A3 or jdeleeuw@ldcu.ca by Nov. 4, 2011.

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

Insurance Manager Position Available

250-740-0115

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

PEONIES SALE! Beautiful, scented peonies in your garden, or as a gift! Fall planting is best. Wholesale or retail, Dudinks Gardens. 740-0302

• Forming & Framing Program1 Year App prenticeship to ITA Qualifi fication as aan RCFT, complete with certtifi fication and wallet card.

Funding may be available.

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

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

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

250-740-0115

CONSTR RUCTION INDUSTRY

CLOCK/WATCH/JEWELLERY REPAIRS

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THERE ARE a lot of people out there that say they are housecleaners, but may not do the type of cleaning you like your house to look like when they’re done. I usually take over from those cleaners when the homeowners have had enough and want to have their home cleaned properly. Give me a call at 250-618-7992. You’ll be glad you did!

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

PROGRAM STARTS JANUARY IN PARKSVILLE

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KAT’S CLEANING Service. Professional Housekeeping. Environmental, allergy friendly products. 250-753-7379

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DEPARTURE BAY: Fri, Nov 4th & Sat, Nov 5th, 9am-4pm. Outdoor Christmas figures, lights, window silhouettes, decor & much more. 2800 Biscayne Bay

Moving Sale: Sat & Sun, Nov 5 & 6, 9am-4pm. Doll collection, Barbie clothes, X-mas, household & craft items, furniture, etc. 712 Hamilton Ave.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Fund Raiser: Saturday, Nov 5, 8 am - 2 pm. 5257 Hammond Bay Rd. Quality new & used power tools & hand tools, ladders, work benches, shelving, drill, router & ratchet bit sets, clamps, boxes of screws, nails, nuts & bolts, cedar/hardwood planks, & countless other hardware. Cash only.

NORTHFIELD. Multi-family Saturday Nov. 5, 8am-noon. Household items, tools, books, craft stuff, lots of misc. 2320 McCullough Rd, off Northfield. NORTH NANAIMO5545 Turner Rd, Sat, Nov 5, 9am2pm. Christmas Garage Sale! 56 year collection of trains, trees & ornaments.


COMMUNITY

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RENTALS

RENTALS

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

FUEL/FIREWOOD

APARTMENT/CONDO

SUITES, LOWER

HOME RENOVATIONS: Carpentry, kitchens & baths; plumbing, ceramic tile. Free Estimates (250)756-2096.

SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords, fast delivery. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com or 1877-902-WOOD.

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

IRRIGATION/SPRINKLER SYSTEMS IRRIGATION DOCTOR Now Winterizing! (250)616-3451

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.

FURNITURE MOVING SALE: Coffee Table & end table, $145; swivel micro fibre chair & foot stool, $125; sml dining table & 4 padded chairs, $150; Yamaha keyboard & stand, $220. Miscellaneous other items. Isabel (250)729-3645 or 616-3964

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.

REAL ESTATE APARTMENT/CONDOS

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

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

RUBBISH REMOVAL DYNAMITE DEAN’S Rubbish Removal. Prompt, professional service. “No Messing Around!” 250-616-0625, 250-754-6664. FREE QUOTES, Large Truck: Rubbish Removal, yard waste etc. Same day service, starting $35.- $65/load + disposal fees. Moving, deliveries. Jason, 250-668-6851.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE FREE ITEMS SINGLE PANE windows in aluminum frame, assorted sizes. Call (250)390-1833.

FRIENDLY FRANK 123 EIGHT Track tapes with player. Perfect for collectors. $55 obo. Pierre 250-390-9016. 1 LITER Benjamin Moore, new, (funky orange) child’s rm, teenager? $12. 250-758-1051. 3 SETS of icicles lights, all working, $10. Black TV stand, $60. (250)753-4130. ARTIFICIAL XMAS Tree, 7’ like new. Lights and xmas balls incld. $50. 250-758-6577 BLACK & DECKER hedge trimmer, 16”, $35. Industrial aluminum pole, adjustable to 16’, for painting & washing, $45. 250-758-3410. COMPUTER - all accessories, $25. Size 18-22 ladies clothes, $25 obo. Call (250)758-7686. KELVINATOR Electric range, coil element, clean. Good cond. $99. (250)751-5257. QUEEN SIZED box spring & mattress, $99. (250)754-5710. SAMSUNG 20” colour TV w/remote & manual, like new, $25. (250)390-9226. SINGER FREE arm sewing machine, extra foots & instruction book, $85. 250-390-6661 SUNBEAM QUEEN heated mattress pad. Dual controls, like new, $65. 250-619-3794 TV STAND, Future shop, new, tinted glass & metal. Up to 60” TV, $75. (250)758-9447. WHITE CHEST drawers $10 7 drawer desk $10 Hoop shower frame $20 2 teak coffee tables $10ea 250-758-8651 WINE MAKING kit. Complete with carboys, hoses, etc. $85. 250-753-3728.

BUYING - RENTING- SELLING Call 310.3535

MOVING must sell $172,000. Move-in ready 2 bedroom condo. Parking, storage, balcony, new appliances, washer,dryer,shelving. 250 754-2552 sandraketchum@gmail.com

HOSPITAL AREA Reno’d 1 & 2 bdrm suites. New balconies, paint etc. Quiet bldg. Prof. on-site mngt. Parking incld. Avail Dec1st. 1 bdrm from $625. 2 bdrm from $775. Call 250-754-2936 NANAIMO- TOTALLY reno’d 3 bdrms. Avail immed. Nice, clean, W/D. NS/NP. 1 yr lease req’d. (250)797-2411. TOWNSITE- ADULT bldg, 2 bdrms, 2 balconies, clean & fresh. NS/NP. Available now. $750. 1/2 month free rent with lease. (250)758-4871

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES (DEPARTURE BAY) 4 bdrms, 2 bath, 1800sq ft, sxs, 5 appls. RV parking, pets ok. $1299. Now. 1-250-598-6034. NANAIMO (DIVER Lake) upper 2bdrm duplex, 1000sqft, W/D, D/W, near bus, lrg yrd. Avail. Dec. 1st, $1000 + utils. NS/NP. Call 250-751-1809.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR RENT

WE BUY HOUSES

Call: 1-250-616-9053 www.webuyhomesbc.com

MORTGAGES Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

OTHER AREAS ARIZONA BUILDING Lots! 50% OFF! 15, AAA+ View Lots. $0 Down! Starting $99/mo! Guaranteed Financing! Near Tucson’s Int’l Airport www.sunsiteslandrush.com Call 1-800-659-9957 Mention Code 7.

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO CENTRAL NANAIMO, Top floor Studio Apt for Nov 1. Quiet, spotless, good bldg. $595 mo includes Heat/Hydro. Call Mark/Don 250-753-8633. COUNTRY GARDENS, Central: 2bdrm, ground Lvl in 55+ complex. $825 inclds heat, covered prkg, in suite W/D. Close to bus & shopping. To view Graham 250-714-8297. DOWNTOWN, 2 bdrm Apt, balcony, secure prkg, quiet bldg, W/D, close to shopping and bus, NP/NS, no parties, refs, 1 yr lease, $850 + utils, avail Nov. 2. 250-756-0516 DOWNTOWN NANAIMO. 1bdrm. On-site laundry, parking NS/NP. $550. 250-754-1547. GORGEOUS DOWNTOWN Condo. Character building. 2bdrm, 5 appliances, WIFI, N/P, N/S $900. 250-754-2207 HOSPITAL AREA- 2 bdrm apartment, W/D. Manager on site. $800. (250)716-3305.

HOSPITAL AREA $700 & up 1 Bdrm, Nov. 1st. Quiet, facing forest, HT & H/W incl’d. Extra large balcony. New lino, carpet, paint. Free early move in. Security cameras. Small pet ok. 250-753-6656. NANAIMO DOWNTOWN 3 bdrm,1.5 bath, on-site laundry. NS/NP. $900. 250-754-1547.

FULLY FURNISHED 2 bdrm, ground floor suite. $1000./mo + utils. Departure Bay area. (250)729-7075. LOVELY, lrg 2-bdrm ste, N. Nanaimo. Private patio . Off road parking. Dec.1st. $900/m. shared laundry, all utilities included. (250)758-5368.

NANAIMO- (close to VIU, Schools) 2 bdrm suite. NS/NP. $775 incls util (250)754-3769. NANAIMO (near VIU) 1 bdrm grnd level, priv. entr. $700. (250)591-8339, (250)751-4791 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- 2 bdrm. Close to Woodgrove Mall. NS/NP. Refs req. $900. utils/cable/hydro included. 250-390-4692. N. NANAIMO- furn’d lower suite, cable, laundry. NS/NP. Sep entrance. $750. Call 250390-9113 or 250-246-8115. N. NANAIMO: New 2-bdrm suite, own laundry. N/P. $900 utils incld. Avail Dec. 1. Call 250-732-3522, 250-585-4689.

HOMES WANTED 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!

DEPARTURE BAY- lrg, bright, lower level walkout 1 bdrm, lrg kitchen, living room, bath, priv covered patio, fenced yrd, shared laundry, private entrance. Cable, utils, bus route. N/S, small pet? Available Now $800. Call (250)751-8698.

Rental Properties Available All sizes. All prices Visit our website www.islandrent.com

or call 753-8200 #100-319 Selby Street

HOMES FOR RENT 3 bdrm 1.5 bath. Close to schools, shopping and bus. NS, References required. $1400/mth (250)729.0610 Cedar 4bdrm exec, 2500 sqft, acreage, dble gar. Lease for $2,250 RR. 250-729-0074 HAMMOND BAY- 1 bdrm sxs duplex, private, clean, F/S, W/D, quiet area. NS,NP. Avail immed. $595. 250-758-4871. NANAIMO- (near VIU) 3 bdrm upper w/1 bdrm lower suite. F/P, 7 appls, security system, fenced yrd, deck, new bath & recent upgrades. $1575/whole house. 778-686-8526. NANAIMO- Downtown character bright 1 bdrm, ocean view, W/D,fenced yrd/prking. ns/np. $760+utils. 250-753-9365. 2BR UPPER house, on Sabiston St, on bus route, fenced yard, $850. (604)848-5719.

OFFICE/RETAIL OLD CITY Quarter: Character, 300 sqft, street frontage, court yard. $775. (250)754-5174.

N. NANAIMO- (Norasea Rd) 1 bdrm, separate entrance, close to shops, $750. utils incld. NS/NP. 250-713-0861. NORTH NANAIMO: 1 bdrm ground level, modern new home with separate ent., private backyard, quiet beautiful location, incld’s heat, hydro, shared laundry, NS/NP. Cable extra. Ref’s req’d, avail. Dec. 1st, $750/mo. (250)667-1551. SOUTH Nanaimo Bsmt Suite, Includes W/D, F/S, WiFi, cable. N/S, N/P, $700/m + part hydro Please call after 5 P.M. Avail. immediately 753-8284

SUITES, UPPER BRECHIN 3BDRM, close to shop/bus/ferries. Ocean views. Lrg deck, family area. N/P. $995/mo. (250)753-6681 CEDAR AREA: 2bdrm, 1bath, 1000sq.ft. On bus route. $750/mo. (250)722-2783 CINNABAR 2-BDRM, private entry, hydro, W/D incld. N/S, no partiers. $950. Avail now. 250-741-1049, 250-667-0886. COUNTRY CLUB. Long Lake/ Mall 2 blks. Heritge house - 2 suites: One new 1 bdrm loft, 700 sq.ft., sunken tub, breakfast bar, $795. One small 1 bdrm ground level, private patio, $695. Non-smoking Also have one room $525. See Kjiji ads. 250-668-2291. NANAIMO LAKES. Large Bach loft NS/NP. VIU - 15min drive $750. incl. 250-753-9365 NORTH NANAIMO- 2 bdrm upper, lrg lot, deck, 5 appls, great location. $995 split hydro. N/S. Call (250)618-9370.

ROOMS FOR RENT

TOWNHOUSES

CENTRAL NANAIMO: furn. $450. Chris 250-740-5332 contact_me@chrislesley.com N.NANAIMO. N/S. Lrg clean, reno’d, private. Fridge, micro, laundry. $400. (250)390-2212.

2 & 3 B/R TOWNHOUSE. Newly Reno’d. Close to shopping in nice area. Incl heat & h/w. 1/2 mth free rent. $975/M & $1145/M. (250) 619-9244.

SHARED ACCOMMODATION

RUTHERFORD AREA or North. 1 bdrm Apt on the top floor, prefer a corner unit. 2 bdrm with 2 baths, W/D, dishwasher on top floor. Long term Call 250 754-8350.

OCEAN VIEW- bright, quiet, 1 bdrm, 4 piece bath, NS/NP. Utils incld w/internet & cable, W/D. Professional female. $475/mo. 250-751-2454. UNIVERSITY VILLAGE, unfurn’d room, shared kitchen & bath, lndry & utils incl’d with wi-fi, senior preferred, avail immed, $425, 250-753-4036.

SUITES, LOWER 1 BDRM + den, full bath, priv ent/patio + W/D, newer home, Diver Lake, N/S, N/P, quiet, $850 mo incls utils & internet. Avail Nov. 1. 250-585-5270. N. NANAIMO. 1 bdrm bsmnt suite. Private level entry, near Woodgrove Mall. Cable/hydro incld. Lrg kitchen, living room & bdrm. Insuite W/D + storage. NS/NP. Avail. immed. $850. (250)390-2467.

WANTED TO RENT

TRANSPORTATION CARS TOP DOLLAR Paid! Want To Buy Junk Cars & Trucks for cash. 1-250-954-7843.

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.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Saturday ◆ BASTION CITY Wanderers Volkssport Club’s six or 10 km Nanaimo walk. Registration at 9:45 a.m., back gravel parking lot at Westwood Lake. Walk starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 250-756-9796. ◆ KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS hosts a fundraiser featuring quality new and used power tools, hand tools, ladders and other construction items. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 5257 Hammond Bay Rd. Cash only. ◆ SATURDAY NIGHT Dance Society hosts its November dance from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Departure Bay Activity Centre, 1415 Wingrove St. Tickets at Petro-Cananda (Country Club Centre) or the Smoke Shop, 38b Commercial St. or by calling 250-585-4154. ◆ UNITY CENTRE of Nanaimo hostsa metaphysical holistic fair at 2325 East Wellington Rd. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Energy healing, massage, Reiki, tarot, craniosacral treatments, clairvoyant energy/chakra readings. 250-753-7857, 250-753-5971 or www.unitynanaimo.org.

Monday ◆ HUB CITY Stamp Club meets 7 p.m. at Brechin United Church, 1998 Estavan Rd. All collectors welcome. 250-245-8186 for information.

Tuesday ◆ BCGREA HOSTS a potluck lunch at noon at Unitarian Fellowship Hall, 595 Townsite Rd. Regular monthly meeting follows. 250-7223742. ◆ NANAIMO POTTERY Co-op meets 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room cross from the pottery studio, lower level Bowen Park Recreation Centre. New members welcome. For more information, www. nanaimopottery.com. ◆ NANAIMO NEWCOMERS’ Club, a social group for women new to Nanaimo, meets 7 p.m., St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Hall, 4235 Departure Bay Rd. 250-585-2031 for information.

Ongoing ◆ CRESCENT CHAPTER No. 10, Order of the Eastern Star meets 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thurs-

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day of each month at Morpeth Hall, 620 Morpeth Ave. ◆ ORDER OF the Eastern Star Nanaimo chapter No. 43 meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Ashlar Masonic building at 101 Commercial St. ◆ WOODGROVE TOASTMASTERS Wednesdays 7:15-8:30 a.m. Improve communication and leadership skills at 5070 Uplands Dr. at Turner Road. Call 250-741-4264. ◆ NANAIMO BUDDHIST Group meets Saturdays 10-11:30 a.m. 587 Seventh St., Nanaimo. 250-7562127 or e-mail susanjwilson@shaw.ca. ◆ SONS OF Norway Lodge meets first Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m., Bowen Park Activity Room 1. 250-756-2406. ◆ MOODY BLUES Group for men with depression runs from 6-8 p.m. at Mens Resource Centre, 418D Fitzwilliam St. For further information, call 250-716-1551. ◆ MID VANCOUVER Island Marine Modelers meet every Sunday at the north dock of Inn on Long Lake from 9-10 a.m. with radio controlled sail and power boats. 250-7544338 for details. ◆ HARBOUR CITY Senior Quilters meet Tuesdays from noon to 3 p.m. at Bowen Park. No experience necessary, all supplies provided. Please call Lucy at 250-756-9149 for information. ◆ THURSDAY NIGHT cribbage at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 256 on East Wellington Road. Starts at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. ◆ TROUBLE HEARING? Canadian Hard of Hearing - Nanaimo meets third Monday of each month at Christ Community Church, corner of Bowen and Northfield roads, at 1:30 p.m. For details phone 250-591-6206. ◆ NANAIMO WIDOWS Support Group meets Wednesdays at 1 p.m. in the Cavalier Room of the Howard Johnson’s Hotel. All widows welcome. 250-716-2032 for details.

◆ NO-AUDITION FUN singing on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Details at info@moresingingplease.com or 250729-6135. ◆ NANAIMO STROKE Recovery Group meets every Friday at Bowen Park Social Centre at 10:45 a.m. Bring a bag lunch. Contact 250-753-5328. ◆ WEAVING OUR VOICES Haven Society support group – for women who have experienced abuse – meets Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. Please call Cindy at 250-756-2452, ext. 228 for information or to book child care. ◆ NANAIMO GREEN Patrol is accepting individuals or groups to adopt local streets to keep them clean. Contact 250-751-2397 or visit www.nanaimogreenpatrol.com. ◆ STRESSED, WORRIED, depressed, angry? Island Counselling offers a small, confidential group Wednesdays from 2-3 p.m. or 7-9 p.m. By donation. 250-754-9988. ◆ VANISLE FIDDLERS is a weekly gathering that welcomes fiddlers and all acoustic musicians. Learn traditional music in a fun, multi-age group. Every Thursday at Scout Hut. Groups run at 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. 250-591-3913. ◆ NANAIMO MEN’S Centre hosts Dads Make a Difference program Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. at the Princess Royal Family Centre at 260 Irwin St. 250-7161551. ◆ PRINCESS PATRICIA veterans interested in creating a PPCLI Association Chapter in Nanaimo are invited to call 250-754-4897 or 250-754-3703. Once established, funds will be raised to help injured Afghan war veterans who have returned to Canada. ◆ PARADISE ISLE Seniors at 201 Albert St. hosts a light lunch, pool tables, crib tournament, arts groups and other activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday. Group is looking for new members. 250754-9566.


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Nanaimo News Bulletin Thursday, November 3, 2011

22nd Annual Nanaimo Professional

CRAFT FAIR

Christmas Shopping in a Unique Setting for One-of-a-Kind Gifts by BC Artisans! Friday, Nov. 4 - 12 noon - 8 pm • Saturday, Nov. 5 - 10 am - 5 pm Sunday, Nov. 6 - 10 am - 4 pm

Beban Park Centre 2300 Bowen Road

GRAND DOOR PRIZE Nintendo Wii Family Fun & Fitness System

$4.00 Admission Includes Repeat Admission

• Hourly Door Prizes • • Refreshments Available •

Do your Christmas Shopping early at the Nanaimo Fair! Y will find a wonderful selection of “one of a kind” expertly hand-crafted You iitems by some of B.C.’s finest artisans. From fudge to candy, from coffees to sspices and soups, infant wear to hand painted silks, jewelry, something for b best pet friend and so much more! There is bound to be a special gift to m match loved ones on your list. We welcome Sandy’s Ukrainian Kitchen this year with a fine assortment of W rrefreshments and goodies for your enjoyment, so come sit awhile and take iin the sights and sounds, tastes and touches of the Nanaimo Professional C Craft Fair.

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Pajamas for children as well as baby items. Come see us at Booth #25 (250) 723-4819

Visit us at booth #36 to taste our products.

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Brent Campbell Jewelry

Watercolour Paintings by

Carol Schulz Originals & Prints Priced to Sell Onsite all 3 Days

Hand Carved Native Designed Silver and/or Gold Jewelry Also Jewelry by Nancy Dawson Come see me at Booth #27.

COME SEE US AT BOOTH #54

250-380-2546 email: campbelljewelry@shaw.ca

22nd Annual Nanaimo Professional Craft Fair November 4-6, 2011

Friday 12-8, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4 Beban Park Centre

2300 Bowen Rd. Nanaimo

GRAND DOOR PRIZE Nintendo Wii Family Fun & Fitness System

• Hourly Door Prizes • Lunch & Refreshments Available $4 Admission includes return Admittance Children under 12 accompanied by an adult - FREE

Present this ad for $1.00 OFF one Admission

Info: 250-390-3995 or lindaknecht @shaw.ca

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Nanaimo Professional Craft Fair Vender’s List 2011 1. Marcy’s Creations - Stuffed toys & purses 2. Henigman Enterprise - Sheepskin & fleece Slippers 3. Crofton by the Sea Weaving Studio - Hand woven items 4. Dragonfly Signature Designs - Jewelry 5. Klondike Apothecary - Ointments, lotions, oils & teas 6. Terrific Creations - Sewn cotton household items 7. Kaarina’s Custom Knits - Hand knitting & felting 8. Silver & Stones - Semi-precious Jewelry 9. Island Sweets - Bouquets from chocolate & candies 10. Joyce Sandilands & Robert Whittle - Authors & Self Publishing 11. Golden Maples Farm - Gourmet jam, jellies, chutney, syrup 12. Metal Mermaid Welding - Welded Art from recycled metal 13. McCrindle Table Décor - Table coverings & napkins 14. Graham Walker - Children’s music CD’s & rhythm items 15. Snug Bug Clothing - Baby items & nursing accessories 16. Indian Summer Leather Design - Soft leather purses & bags 17. Free Spirit Botanicals - Olive Oil soaps & body products 18. The Mushroom’s Door - Fabric Art Dolls & hand painted bags 19. Bloomfield Flats Custom Cedar Furniture 20. Steve Williamson Photography - Wild Life Photography 21. I’ve Been Craving… - Gourmet Antipasto 22. Creedation Wear - Children’s Specialty Clothing 23. The Turning Point /Enchanted Acres - Wood work – turned & more 24. Catherine Symington - Pasta & Artisan Italian Breads 25. Jamm-eez - PJ’s for children as well as baby items 26. Bernadette McCormack - Paintings-limited edition prints 27. Brent Campbell Jewelry - Native Design Silver & Gold Jewelry 28. Top Drawer Designs - Jewelry & watches 29. Beaver House Fudge Company Inc. - Organic Cream & Butter Fudge 30. Daksha’s Gourmet Spices - East Indian Spices, Cookbooks

31. Soulprint Designs - Hand painted children’s furniture, magnets etc 32. Jane Perala Designs - Hand made Bead Jewelry 33. Linda Currey - Sewn Christmas Decorations 34. Gloria & Marco Art Designs - Original Oil Paintings-whimsical folk art 35. All the Time in the World - Pendant & earrings from cross cut Arbutus 36. Cranberry Mama - Cranberry Preserves 37. V. Eva Designs - Hand painted Silk, hand made Hats & accessories 38. Sandy’s Old-Fashioned Bathworks - Cold process Goat-Milk Soap 39. J&K Ceramics and Jewellery - Jewellery & hand-made Ceramic Art 40. The Metropolitan Chef - Seasoning Rubs 41. Island Highlander Co. - Scottish Shortbread & other treats 42. Wild Harvest Native Teas - Therapeutic Native Herbal Teas 43. Mitchells Soup Co - Soup, Pilaf, Salad & Dessert mixes 44. Silver Lynx - Jewellery 45. Salt Spring Wooden Toys - Toys made from recycled/reclaimed wood 46. Misty Ridge Coffee Roasting Co - Custom Roasted Coffee Beans 47. Rhythms Artglass - Blown Glass Art 48. Recycle & Resused - Aroma Therapy Towers & More 49. D’dance Glass - Blown Glass Art 50. I Be Jammin - Jam, Jelly, Chutney 51. Ceramic Art by Franziska - Ceramic Jewellery, Buttons & Christmas Ornaments 52. Taylore Made Designs - Clothing made from Recycled Clothing 53. Suds n’ Soaks - Body Products 54. Carol Schulz - Water colour Paintings 55. Dog Cookies by Iris Corp. - Gourmet Dog & Cat Treats 56. A Crafty Couple - Intarsia Woodwork & Knitted, Sewn toys & Sweaters 57. Ragged Art - Recycled Copper Art Jewellery 58. Trial by Fire - Stoneware Pottery 59. Connie’s Country Christmas - Christmas Tree Decorations, wall hangings, Socks 60.& 61. 4GetMeKnotz - Painted wooden Wreaths, Wall Hangings, Ornaments 62. Dogsbody - Pet Care Products

FAIR INFO 250-390-3995 or www.nanaimoprofessionalcraftfair.com


Thursday, November 3, 2011