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A group of north end Nanaimo residents are digging in against a proposed 35-unit low-barrier housing unit scheduled to be built in their neighbourhood. But there’s also a movement of support among neighbours. A group called Concerned Citizens of Nanaimo plans to hold politicians accountable in the upcoming election and issued a mail-out of a controversial pamphlet. The group released about 16,000 pamphlets to north-end residences in an effort to stop a supportive housing project at 6025 Uplands Dr. At first glance, the pamphlet shows a happy, nuclear family strolling through an affluent neighbourhood. A closer look reveals a drug addict in the background, back against a white picket fence, injecting herself with a needle. Above the photo, bold white lettering on a red background asks ‘What’s wrong with this picture?’ Organizers did not return requests from the News Bulletin for comment, but on the Concerned Citizens of Nanaimo Facebook page, the group says it would hold accountable politicians who voted in favour of supportive housing at the Uplands site. “If the sitting council members are up for re-election, then we have a duty to call them on their

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Jim Routledge, whose first-hand research made him a proponent of low-barrier housing, takes his dog Rufus for a walk on a proposed housing site on Uplands Drive near Hammond Bay Road.

actions,” the post said. “Voting in a wet house in such an inappropriate area, without the right consultation and support services, is unacceptable ... if any councillor says they voted on the new site in full knowledge of the issues, then do we really want them representing us as a population? If they lose their seat as a result, that’s good news. Council should reflect the needs of their constituents.” While Concerned Citizens of Nanaimo collected about 75 sig-

natures on its online petition, north-end resident and developer Jim Routledge took it upon himself to learn more about supportive housing. On his own time and money, Routledge travelled to Victoria three times to see for himself how supportive housing works in communities south of the Malahat and to interview people who live in similar units there, as well as staff and neighbours. He also visited Nanaimo’s Balmoral lowbarrier housing site.

Skeptical of supportive housing at first, Routledge said his research changed his mind. “From what I have seen, I believe that the necessary support can be provided, that management can prevent problems and can manage the health and safety of the residents and the residents can contribute positively to the neighbourhood,” said Routledge, who has developed 14 properties and owns three more within one kilometre of the proposed site. ◆ See ‘RESIDENTS’ /6

More than 150 health-care workers at Nanaimo’s Malaspina Gardens face an uncertain future as they worry their jobs could be contracted out. The Hospital Employees’ Union alleges Chartwell Seniors’ Housing REIT, which operates the seniors’ care facility, intends to contract out work. The change would affect nurses, care aides, clerical workers, housekeepers and dietary workers. “It’s really about privatization of the service,” said Bonnie Pearson, HEU spokeswoman. She said it’s too early to speculate the outcome of the situation, but that the two parties are arranging meetings to discuss the issue. Pearson said contracting out could impact patients, workers and the local economy through wage or job losses. It isn’t clear yet if some or all employees at Malaspina Gardens would be transferred to the new contract, but she said privatization means lower wages and benefits and less protection for workers. Staff and patients also form strong bonds and changes aren’t good for the well-being of the residents, she added. “It is destabilizing and upsetting for seniors when they see the continuous change of faces,” she said. ◆ See ‘COMPANY’ /4

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Nancy Harvey, chief lab technologist, left, Teresa O’Callaghan, manager of surgical services, Dr. Paul Hasselback, central Island medical health officer, and Chris Crabtree, public health nurse, line up for a practice volley of flu shots at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital Wednesday.

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ith influenza season just around the corner, the Vancouver Island Health Authority has stockpiled ammunition to go another round with the flu bug. Peak flu season typically runs from December through January, but in a bad year it can get underway as early as November and hang on until April. People most at risk for suffering worst from the flu virus are those over 65, people with pre-existing medical conditions that have compromised their immune systems and children six months to 23 months old whose respiratory systems are less able to deal with congestion caused by the virus. The health authority has 68,000 vaccine doses for the central Island. “Right now things are

actually very quiet,” said Dr. Paul Hasselback, central Island medical health officer. “The problem with influenza is all of a sudden you’re sitting there in this lull of belief that things aren’t going too far and then it just takes off. The best protection anybody can do is get their annual flu shots.” In the most severe cases, influenza can trigger vomiting, diarrhea, pneumonia and even death. This year’s vaccines are designed to target the California, Perth and Brisbane strains of the virus. Hasselback said these strains are fairly typical of a normal flu season. Influenza strains are named for the places where the strains are isolated, not for where they originated. Hasselback said the immunizations provide additional protection against other strains and mutations of strains since the vaccines trigger the body to ramp up its antibody production. Vaccinations also help prevent the spread of the virus, which is why health workers and emergency responders who deal regularly with

high risk patients are all immunized. Vaccines are provided free of charge for people who fall within the high risk groups. For all others there is a charge of $20 to $30 per vaccination. Because the influenza virus continually mutates, people must receive new vaccinations annually. “The vaccine produces a reasonably good immune response, but it’s not long lasting,” Hasselback said. Chris Crabtree, public health nurse, is emphasizing people with infants get their children immunized. “We’re really concerned about the six- to 23-montholds and their household contacts because we don’t get a huge uptake of that population,” Crabtree said. Flu shot clinics in Nanaimo are being held from Oct. 18 to Nov. 19. For more information about influenza, please call the Flu Information Line at 250-740-6947. To find out if you qualify for free immunization, please call the Flu Qualification Line at 250755-6252.

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Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page said he regrets having to cancel Tuesday’s planned address to a Vancouver Island University political youth group, but said he had no alternative after learning admission fees would be used for political fundraising, which goes against his office’s policy. Page said he was invited to speak to the Young Liberals by Mike McDowall, event organizer and vice-president of the Nanaimo-Alberni Federal Liberal Riding Association, in August under the premise it was a non-partisan event open to the public and sponsored by the university. Page’s non-partisan office serves as a watchdog on federal spending. Page is Canada’s first PBO, appointed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in March 2008. He had planned to speak to the students about his 2011 report on fiscal sustainability while Parliament was on a week-long break. “I feel sincerely disappointed the event was cancelled,” Page wrote to the News Bulletin while waiting to board a flight to Winnipeg Wednesday morning. “I truly look forward to speaking to students and others outside of Ottawa on economic and fiscal issues. I find it personally very energizing and it is also very important that

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A Fort McMurray, Alta., man is charged for an alleged sex assault in Nanaimo. Police said the suspect, who checked in to the Days Inn two days prior to the Sunday incident, asked the front desk clerk, 21, for directions. While she was looking them up online, the suspect came around the counter to stand next to her and then started pushing against her and rubbing her back in a sexual manner. The woman broke free, fled the office and told another employee who called police. Brian Arnold Maclean, 62, was arrested and appeared before a provincial court judge Monday charged with one count of sexual assault.

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Police in Nanaimo tracked down and arrested a man suspected of bear-spraying several people in a shopping mall last week. Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, said the suspect, 26, was arrested without incident at 9 p.m. Monday. Randon Lloyd Broostrom, of Nanaimo, appeared in Nanaimo provincial court Tuesday charged with assault with a weapon and robbery. The charges stem from an attempt to rob a B.C. Lottery booth in Country Club Centre Oct. 3, when he allegedly used pepper spray to subdue the lottery booth clerk and to fight off several customers who tried to prevent him from fleeing the mall.

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Fire victim seeks help, offers advice BY JENN M C GARRIGLE THE NEWS BULLETIN

Kathy Lennstrom lost everything in a fire that burned through her townhouse last week. The 46-year-old was just about to go to bed around 8:30 p.m. when she smelled smoke and opened her bedroom door to a wall of thick, black smoke. She ran to the window, on the second floor of the Highland Boulevard townhouse, and yelled for help. A neighbour urged her to jump, but Lennstrom was scared. By the time she lifted her leg to get over the window frame, the smoke was getting to her and she tumbled out. “All I remember is waking up in the parking lot,” she said. Lennstrom was released

from hospital Saturday, but she is unable to work due to injuries from the fall – internal bleeding, bruises and cuts on her legs, a swollen left knee and badly bruised and pulled muscles in her right shoulder and back. “I can’t sleep at night because there’s too much pain,” she said. Lennstrom had no fire insurance. “I have nowhere to go and I have to start from scratch,” she said. Lennstrom wants others to learn from her story. While the strata’s insurance will cover repairs to the building itself, neither Lennstrom nor the owner of the townhouse, whom she was renting a room from, had contents insurance.

Had she taken out a policy, she would have lost wages covered and her belongings replaced, said Lennstrom. “It’s only $22 a month, I found out,” she said. “If I knew that, I would have probably gotten it. Now I’m just hooped for so many things.” Lennstrom said people should also remember to test their smoke alarms and change the batteries every six months so that the devices work when you need them to. “It would have taken 10 minutes to get batteries into those fire alarms,” she said. Lennstrom is seeking help from the public to replace her belongings and find a place to live. If anyone is able to help, please e-mail her at kathy_402006@hotmail.com. reporter@nanaimobulletin.com

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Company ALMANAC looking Weather at options ◆ From /1 Chartwell says the building needs significant reinvestment to continue delivering care, services and prog ramming for residents and it needs to operate in a more financially sustainable way. The company, which purchased the 133bed facility in 2005, is exploring a variety of sustainability measures. “Our highest priority is to ensure we continue delivering the care, programming and services at Malaspina Gardens that Nanaimo seniors deserve,” said Donna Marasco, Chartwell’s acting chief operating officer, in a press release. “We look forward to input from our employees and their unions as to how we can best achieve that while helping to prepare for the future needs of the home.” The company says it is attempting to engage in a “fair and respectful consultation process” with the union so all options can be explored. reporter3@nanaimobulletin.com

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Mom seeks help after fire BY JENN McGARRIGLE THE NEWS BULLETIN

Kathleen Arsenault just wants clothing for her children and a roof over their heads. That’s what the single mother of two young children lost Friday in a fire in her son’s bedroom. Arsenault, 24, her son, 3, and daughter, 2, were napping on Friday morning in the Fifth Street duplex the family moved into recently when she was awoken shortly after 11 a.m. by the smoke alarm. She ran into her son’s bedroom and saw his bed ablaze. Dazed and still half asleep, she grabbed her son and ran out. “We were all supposed to be sleeping,” said Arsenault. “All I could hear was the smoke alarm. I just remember dragging my kids out of there.” Arsenault and her two children got out unhar med, but the contents of her son’s room were torched and there is heavy smoke

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can move back in. Arsenault does not have fire insurance and she used the last of her social assistance money paying rent for the month. “I don’t have any furniture, anything,” she said. “I’m not sure what to do.” Rick Kwasnecha, fire investigator with Nanaimo Fire Rescue, said he’s still investigating the cause of the blaze. “It definitely started in the bedroom on his bed, but other than that, I can’t say,” he said. “It’s not suspicious.” Kw a s n e c h a s a i d Arsenault will have to find another place to live because restoration work will take some time. “Most of the stuff on the upper floor is destroyed,” he said. Arsenault is looking for help with rent, as well as donations of food, clothing and furniture. She can be reached by calling 250618-1260.

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Residents mobilizing Deadline nearing both for and against for candidates to ◆ From /1 Fred Kardel, who lives about one kilometre from the site, said he reserves his thoughts on the social aspect of the housing, but questions the democratic process. “It just doesn’t seem right,” said Kardel, who said he is not part of Concer ned Citizens group. “It seems city hall has taken the easy way out of this. What really got me concerned about this issue was the process of selecting this site and announcing it seemed very undemocratic and very unlike what municipal politics should be.” Kardel said the issue caused him to pay closer attention to local government. “I’ve gone through the Local Government Act and it talks an awful lot about transparency and I’m just not seeing that in this process,” he said. Routledge said the city’s new zoning

It may come down to hiring a bus and taking people down and showing them that it works.

bylaw, coupled with the Uplands site announcement, forced him to get involved. He started his own petition in response to the ‘What’s wrong with this picture?’ pamphlet that arrived on his doorstep. So far he has, through conversation derived from going door-to-door, about 45 signatures. He also started a blog at http://jimsworld2012. blogspot.com/2011/10/ new-nor th-end-wethouse-index.html. “I wasn’t prepared to accept anything until I found something that I liked and that happened in Langford and Saan-

ich where I found two places, Fairway Woods and Olympic Vista, and they are accepted within the community, one is right beside a seniors care facility, another is right beside new condos that are all sold out,” Routledge said. “Very similar situations and they fit in, it’s working. I’m not sure what I have to do to show people. It may come down to hiring a bus and taking people down and showing them that it works.” The issue is expected to be discussed publicly at Monday’s (Oct. 17) council meeting at 7 p.m. in the Shaw Auditorium in the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. Holly Groess, who lives a block away from the site with her young family, said she wants to learn more before coming to any conclusions. “It’s a bit of a concern because of the children and we’re so close, and my brotherin-law is right beside it, but we’re just so busy to really get involved even though we know it’s important,” she said. reporter2@nanaimobulletin.com

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Eleven candidates running for the position of city councillor have officially filed their nomination papers as the starting gun for November’s municipal election campaign is set to go off, though more are expected to add to the list as the deadline nears. As of noon Wednesday (Oct. 12), the only council incumbents to officially announce their intentions to seek re-election were Fred Pattje, Jim Kipp and Ted Greves. Others who are in the race for a council ◆ CANDIDATES MUST file seat include: their nomination papers George Anderby 4 p.m. Friday (Oct. son, Diane 14) in order to run in Brennan, Bruthe Nanaimo, Lantzville, n i e B r u n i e, RDN and school board Chris Cathers, elections. Gord Fuller, Zeni Maartman, Darcy Olsen and Trent Snikkers. Nanaimo Mayor John Ruttan formally announced earlier this month he will seek a second term, but according to Kris King, deputy election officer, no nomination papers for the position of mayor were filed by any mayoral hopeful as of Wednesday morning. The deadline for nomination documents is Friday (Oct. 14) at 4 p.m. A person is qualified to be nominated, elected and to hold office as a member of local government if they are a Canadian citizen; are 18 years of age or older on voting day; have been a resident of B.C. for at least six months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; and are not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting or running in a municipal election. Nomination packages are available at the Legislative Services Department at city hall, 455 Wallace St., between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock leaves Black Press representative with new insights

Ride experience changes participants BY CHRIS BUSH THE NEWS BULLETIN

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hey say there’s a point at which every Tour De Rock rider gets “it”. I and a few other riders got our first hint of “it” in Port Hardy, on our first day on the road. We were about to leave for Port McNeill when Janelle Canning, one of our tour support team, who also served as event MC and photographer, gathered us into a tight circle, arms around our shoulders. Then she told us to look up and visualize whatever or whomever was meaningful to us. This was one those times I was reminded why I don’t join clubs and if this wasn’t uncomfortable enough, she then played Sarah McLachlan’s I Will Remember You – the whole song, which is unmercifully long under the best circumstances. It was about the time we started swaying to the music and smirking as a way to get through this when I saw the hairdresser and her husband in the background, framed between the riders. He cradled her as she leaned on him weeping. She’s a breast cancer survivor. I’d watched her earlier as young members of a Junior Canadian Ranger regiment had their heads shaved to raise money against cancer. During breaks when no one was in her chair she’d step out of sight of the crowd and cry, wipe her eyes, then come back for the next shave. Watching the couple from within the circle of riders reminded me of times in the last few years I’d seen friends and relatives fighting cancer break down, grateful for another Christmas or birthday, another day with their children or a dinner out with friends. Crying with joy for being alive and from the fear of losing the fight. Our awkward feeling little circle and the song provided this moment for this couple and

LEFT: Black Press’s Chris Bush, left, and the Tour de Rock team line up at the first stop in Greater Victoria. ABOVE: Bush reacts to the total funds raised ($79,912.83) by Reynolds Secondary School in Victoria. ADRIANA DURIAN/DON DENTON PHOTOS

It’s impossible to fully describe what it really is or means other than to say it’s the most rewarding two weeks they will likely ever experience.

Janelle Canning, who rode with the 2009 team, got “it”. I was extremely fortunate to get on this year’s tour. It was only because of my job that I had a chance to get on at all. Police officers might apply for several years before getting on the team. It started for me as a personal

challenge to see if I could surmount the physical demands of the training and tour itself. What the trainers – all former riders – can’t prepare you for is the emotional impact you’re hit with at each stop in every town and the realization of how much the tour means to cancer survivors, their families and those who lost loved ones to the disease. They come to you and share their stories in simple statements – “I’ve survived cancer twice – colon and breast cancer.” In Lake Cowichan a woman turned to me, “I lost my daughter 17 years ago. She was 14,” and the tears welled up in her eyes. A woman in her 40s in Oak Bay walked up to me outside a grocery store with tears in her eyes and said, “I’m so grateful to all of you. I lost my auntie.” Sharing their pain is their way of giving you strength and maybe that’s why as a team we felt so strong over the hills and through the long

hours in the saddle. Then there were the construction workers, road crews, hydro linemen, truckers and commuters everywhere, blowing their horns, cheering us on, snapping photos with cellphones and digital cameras. Some stopping our support team to hand them cash. People rushed out of their homes to wave as we passed by. Crowds of children screamed and cheered at every school we visited. Whole towns took us in, sheltered and fed us. As we rode down the Island, we were treated like heroes – a surreal feeling for a group of ordinary people riding bicycles, but the tour is like a travelling event that takes on a life of its own beyond any individual rider or the group. “We’re like a circus,” one rider said to me on the road from Campbell River. Perhaps that’s what a group of perplexed tourists from Delaware thought when they were awakened by our morning warm-up with music and sirens blaring

in the motel parking lot in Port McNeil. How would I describe the tour? Practically speaking, it’s an 1,100-kilometre, high-output and, at times, physically gruelling bike ride that collects money to fight cancer and send children with cancer to Camp Goodtimes. But anyone fortunate enough to ride with the tour knows it’s impossible to fully describe what it really is or means other than to say it’s the most rewarding two weeks they will likely ever experience. One thing for certain, there’s nothing quite like the Tour de Rock anywhere else. It’s life, energy and response from the public comes from and, I believe, is unique to Vancouver Island. And the tour changes everyone who takes part in it. photos@nanaimobulletin.com

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Resident takes leadership role Nanaimo resident and developer Jim Routledge may be on to something when he says it might be worthwhile to hire a bus to take people concerned about a proposed supportive housing project in the north end – or others around Nanaimo – to check out similar facilities in Victoria. Routledge, who is invested in several properties near the Uplands Drive supportive housing NORTH-END location, said he had some reservations about the lowneighbour housing proposal delves into barrier before making three trips to social housing similar Victoria facilities and issue on his one to Nanaimo’s Balmoral site. own time. Upon completion of his research, Routledge deduced the province’s Housing First strategy will work and said he hopes others will form their opinion on the issue after performing similar due diligence instead of accepting rumour and misinformation as fact. It is this kind of leadership and thoroughness that will, in the end, lead to better decisions and understanding of the various issues facing Nanaimo for all residents, both now and in the future. While Routledge’s experience armed him with facts and a better understanding leading him to accept city council’s decision, it doesn’t necessarily mean that whomever visits low-barrier sites should return in favour of supportive housing. But it does raise the bar in the ongoing community debate. By being upfront, well-researched and accountable in his public statement that he approves of low-barrier housing at 6025 Uplands Dr., Routledge has set an excellent example for everyone who hopes to voice an opinion, or has already done so, on the highly controversial supportive housing issue. Here’s hoping others follow his lead.

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TV stunts won’t solve court issues bargained sentence for James Roy Premier Christy Clark handed Taylor, the former Fraser Health her opponents more ammunition technology manager caught with last week with her latest “ready, fire, aim” episode, calling for radio his hand in the cookie jar for the second time in his career. and TV coverage of Stanley Cup Crown and defence lawyers riot prosecutions. exchanged legalese barely above a The day after this half-baked whisper, congratulating each other idea was announced, in the for the elegance of the tap on the throne speech no less, Public wrist they were giving Taylor Safety Minister Shirley Bond had for accepting multiple to sign an executive benefits in exchange for order directing Crown B.C. approving fraudulent prosecutors to ask invoices for a doctor VIEWS judges for broadcast supplying questionable coverage. Prosecutors Tom Fletcher electronic health have enough trouble Black Press services. Taylor has to getting convictions in do community service, our stumbling, delaypay back the lolly he plagued court system admits to accepting, without spending time and take a reduced on TV applications for government pension on minor cases. account of being fired Bond referred as a crook. Poor fellow. reporters to the long Anyone who has sat list of conditions under in court for long sees the endless which broadcasting may be done parade of adjournments and from court. In the unlikely event excuses that often substitute for a judge consents to broadcast progress. access, nothing can be aired Years ago I worked with a until at least two hours after a pioneering group of youth court morning or afternoon session observers, ordinary citizens has been adjourned. Absurdly, everyone involved, from lawyers to horrified by the sluggish pace of witnesses to defendants, has a veto proceedings. Day after day they saw smirking teens watch lawyers over their image or voice being compare schedules before heading broadcast. No accused people off to lunch. Those citizens’ efforts would consent to that. The rules led to a diversion program for are designed to fail. first-time offenders to provide I’m all in favour of televising some kind of timely consequences court, not so much to shame for first-time offenders. perpetrators as to show what Don’t take it from me on the a cozy little closed shop it is. state of our courts. Gov. Gen. I recently sat in on the plea-

David Johnston, a law professor before being appointed the Queen’s representative in Canada, gave a speech in August in which he ripped lawyers for violating their social contract with the public with unacceptable delays. “We enjoy a monopoly to practise law,” Johnston told the Canadian Bar Association’s annual meeting. “In return, we are duty-bound to serve our clients competently, to improve justice and to continuously create the good. That’s the deal.” As usual, the political debate is nearly sterile. The NDP wants more judges, prosecutors, sheriffs and courthouses. Pour more money in, just like the school and health systems, says the party that hasn’t had a new idea in 30 years. Bond did propose a new idea last week, and it has the potential to make a difference. She is creating a new charge of public drunkenness under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act. This is similar to the recent revision of impaired driving laws, giving police the ability to assess steep fines and impound vehicles on the roadside. Perhaps by the time the next big drunken riot starts to brew, cops will actually be able to do something about it. Going around the court system is their best bet these days. ◆ Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Columnist swallows party line on meters To the Editor, Re: Dumb leaders attack smart meters, B.C. Views, Oct. 6. Tom Fletcher’s article shows us how a party’s line can be swallowed along with the sinker and the hook. If Fletcher had followed the principles of good news reporting he might have asked the all important question: “why?” Why did it take an act of legislation by the B.C. Liberal government (the Clean Energy Act) to force B.C. Hydro to initiate the smart meter program? Our Crown corporation would not be able to financially justify its engagement with the smart meter program were it not for the political directive forcing them to disregard the interests of shareholders (the people of B.C.) and embrace a fiscally irresponsible program. The act also ensures the smart meter program cannot be reviewed by the B.C. Utilities Commission, which would insist on due diligence before implementation. The spending of close to $1 billion on the new meters all at once, instead of bringing them in slowly over an extended period of time, has more than doubled the cost. The major benefit touted by the pundits is that hydro will be better able to identify and improve their infrastructure problems. Imagine if that billion dollars was spent on the upgrades B.C. Hydro’s competent engineers already know about. The due diligence that B.C. Hydro would have needed to do before accepting the smart

And what are they doing with the analog meters that had years of service yet to provide at no extra cost? I urge readers to inform themselves and look up smart meters wherever they can. Precautionary measures must be taken. The dumb leaders will just push forward at any cost. Serge Vaillancourt Nanaimo

More research needed into smart meters To the Editor, Re: School trustees take stand against smart meters, Oct. 6. I find it extremely frustrating that someone has given B.C. Hydro so much power that it can impose these wireless devices on our homes, schools and businesses without any concern to the public’s health or safety. Who do they think they are? It has been proven in the U.S. already that putting on these smart meters will cost us more money in the long run on our bills. As well as the drain on the medical resources because of all the illnesses these can cause. B.C. Hydro expects us all to just take what it says as the truth without any long-term research on the effects this will have on us. Again I ask, who do they think they are? We need more research into this meter and B.C. Hydro needs to stop trying to shove it down our throats without any consideration for the public. Lynn Foster Nanaimo

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meter program was bypassed, and we can be sure that the legislators who implemented it did not know or understand what they were doing. So it was the politicians who are to blame for the costs of imposing this dangerous, unreliable and vulnerable technology on us and we are the ones who will pay in the end. With the politicians meddling in hydro’s business for who knows who’s reasons, I am reminded of a similar major faux pas the politicians made. That would be the ‘fast ferries’. Alan MacKinnon Nanaimo

Lots of questions left on smart meter plans To the Editor, Re: Dumb leaders attack smart meters, B.C. Views, Oct. 6. Ironically enough, directly

above B.C. Views from Tom Fletcher’s picture is a cartoon depicting none other than Christy Clark, the dumb leader supporting smart meters. It should be noted there are some errors in Fletcher’s views. Rich Coleman said at the UBCM they had spent $400 million so far – sounds like the HST having to pay back $1.6 billion when they hadn’t collected it all yet. I pray for another citizen’s initiative. Simply put, if B.C. Hydro has to sneak around B.C. Utilities Commission, they are hiding something, end of story. No more bought-and-paid-for comments will convince the public that bad is good. If you want to believe B.C. Hydro’s commercials, think again. Remember those stick man commercials? More wasted tax dollars.

City council spending taxpayers’ money wastefully To the Editor, There is an election coming up in Nanaimo for council and mayor and I think it is time we evaluated the present and past council. First of all the Bowen Road expansion was and is a waste of taxpayers’ money. Did we reallly need to spend that much money to widen a secondary road? We have the bypass and the Island Highway. I use Bowen Road a lot

and I for one never had any problems with the way it was. The millions of dollars of our money should have been spent on something that would have been more structural to everyone. Second, the former city manager’s severance and pension – shouldn’t we as citizens have been made aware of the fantastic amount of money that man was awarded?

Why did city council refuse to let us in on the ridiculous reason for their decision? Third, should council have given itself a 24-per cent raise in an unsound economy? It seems very unprofesssional to me. Come election time, it is imperative that we get out there and vote for a better Nanaimo, with a new mayor and council. Dave Noble Nanaimo

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Tax defaults could build city land bank To the Editor, Re: City takes possession of Oceanview properties, Oct. 11. I have been taught that it is fundamental for any business to keep its costs down. For this reason I can only infer that it is less expensive for Oceanview to refuse to pay their taxes year after year for three years and even pay the minor penalties involved than it would be to either spend their own capital or borrow the sum needed at commercial investment rates and pay those taxes. How much greater must be the savings to let them risk exposure to a tax sale? Surely it is misguided to let Nanaimo homeowners provide financial cover to commercial operators, i.e. landlords and developers; businessmen who may neither inhabit their properties nor even live in Nanaimo to enjoy yet another risk free tax year. While it is understandable why the city may wish to protect its resident residential property owners, why should the city also provide such cover to commercial interests? It is my understanding that the redemption of property sold at a tax sale includes interest on the price of the property over and above the costs associated with the taxes and related charges owing. It appears the city has the option to acquire a property at a commercial cost over and above the back taxes and charges and that as a result taxpayers will either collect a reasonable rate of interest on its investment for the year in which redemption is possible or, alternatively, at the end of the year find itself in full ownership of that property. In the case of the Oceanview parcels, they could well provide the basis for a land bank, which would give the city options in the future when development there becomes feasible. In dealing with commercial property tax refusers, Nanaimo needs a business-like approach. Ron Bolin Nanaimo

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To the Editor, Re: Dumb leaders attack smart meters, B.C. Views, Oct. 6. The smart meter program being foisted on us in B.C. is, without a doubt, evil. People are finding that smart meters pose three major problems – huge adverse health impacts, financial costs and loss of privacy. We are to be exposed to short bursts of high-energy radiation every one to four minutes, and in some locations, on a continual basis. The most dangerous area is up to one metre from the meter. The next most dangerous area is within a 30-metre diameter. Avoid sleeping in a room with a meter on the outside wall. Children up to age 18 and the elderly are most at risk, but in general, three per cent of the population is deemed to be super sensitive to this type of radiation. In B.C. this amounts to 120,000 people, and another 35 per cent will be moderately affected. Data from California shows a huge spike in leukemia and other diseases. This is just for starters. The financial costs come from the unnecessary $1 billion installation plus the debt interest charges. Then there will be huge unexplored future health-care costs. The loss of privacy comes from the fact that these meters will be used for time-ofday billing. This technology is of absolutely no use to the consumer, no use to the government and can only enrich some in the private sector. The whole exercise makes no sense, is expensive and evil. People’s safety and rights must come first. Beware of the snake oil salesmen who try to tell you otherwise. Phil Marchant Gabriola Island

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Fraser Institute report ranking schools flawed To the Editor, The beginning of this school year has many questions regarding the state of public education to it. Some of this has been generated by increasing questions about the effectiveness of public education. Increasingly, the mantra of standards and accountability are being used. In British Columbia during the last decade, there has been growing awareness of school rankings both at the elementary and secondary level based on the Foundation Skills Assessment. These rankings are provided via the Fraser Institute, a think tank that is based in the Fraser Valley. The rankings are generally provided wide coverage by the media each spring. Following the release of the rankings to the media there are intense debates from both sides of the issue. Unfortunately, the rankings themselves are flawed for a variety of reasons. This has rarely been a topic for discussion and yet it should be a basis for debate. First, parents assume the school rankings are based

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entirely on test scores. This is not the case at the elementary level. The FSAs make up only 45 percent of an elementary schools rank. The school’s rank is a composite of tests and other indicators. Students from lower socio-economic areas are penalized. Part of the school ranking is wrapped up in the number of students who were absent or choose not to write the test. Absenteeism is higher in lower socio-economic groups and in some areas greater numbers of parents prefer not to have their children write the tests. For high school there is similar bias in the standardized assessments. Lower socio-economic schools have lower advancement rates. There is a solid body of research indicating that students dropping out of schools are not solely based on their experiences in school but that there are other triggering events – such as conditions at home – that impact students’ decision to leave school. The government has always wanted some report card on student achievement in the province. The

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taxpayers of the province deserve some information on how their money is spent. Unfortunately, the Fraser Institute draws unfair comparisons. There are other examples of school rankings which are more effective by comparing similar schools, rather than schools with greater differences. Each year Maclean’s ranks universities across the country. However, rather than compare a mid-sized university like the University of Victoria to the University of British Columbia the magazine compares other mid-sized comprehensive universities. Vancouver Island University should not be compared with institutions such as UVic for similar reasons. Despite the rhetoric and genuflecting by many who see the sky falling, we should acknowledge a recent OECD study ranking the public education system in Canada among the 10 best in the world. Keep in mind the nations that finished ahead of Canada all possess a national education office, a much smaller geography, and nowhere near the racial or linguistic diversity of Canada. We should not be standing pat with these results.Rather, we should strive to be best. But do so with more accurate results and not penalize schools for ‘failing’ to meet the Ministry of Education objectives. These schools need support, not scoldings. Brian Lennox NDSS teacher

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CITY OF NANAIMO MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT REPORT

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

ADVANCE NOTICE OF THE NEXT REVIEW PERIOD FOR OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDMENTS APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE 2011-NOV-01

TRICK OR TREAT SAFETY TIPS Halloween Pedestrian Safety Tips for Children • Wear light-coloured costumes and carry or wear reflective items • Stay on well-lit streets and use a flashlight • Use the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk, walk on the left side of the road facing traffic • Use face make-up rather than a mask to ensure unobstructed vision • Trick or treat with an adult

Council adopted planNanaimo as the City’s Official Community Plan (OCP) 2008 Bylaw No. 6500 on 2008-SEP-08. Council’s policy under Goal Seven - Work Towards A Sustainable Nanaimo, is to consider general OCP amendment applications twice a year. Under the approved process, Council will consider applications received by 2011-NOV-01 for general Official Community Plan amendments. The final decision regarding bylaws before Council in this review period will normally occur prior to 2012-MAY-31. General Plan amendment applications received after 2011-NOV-01 will not be considered for a Plan amendment until the next review period. Information and application forms are available by contacting: Community Planning Section Community Safety and Development Division City Hall Annex 238 Franklyn Street, Nanaimo Ph (250) 755-4483

Grant Applications For: CULTURAL OPERATING GRANTS ARTS, CULTURE & FESTIVAL EVENT GRANTS SPORT TOURNAMENT GRANTS The City of Nanaimo 2012 grant applications for Cultural Operating Grant, Arts, Culture & Festival Event Grant and the Sport Tournament are now being accepted. Application deadline is 2011-NOV-01. Interested organizations can pick up an application form at Beban Park Recreation Centre; Bowen Park Recreation Centre, Nanaimo Aquatic Centre or view online at www.nanaimo.ca. Eligibility and evaluation guidelines are included within the application forms. The City of Nanaimo recognizes the contribution generated by arts, cultural and sporting activities to the City’s economic and social progress. The City of Nanaimo continues to support organizations through the grant program. For more information contact Bob Kuhn or Liz Williams at Parks, Recreation and Culture, 756-5200.

• Walk, don’t run, from house to house and across driveways and streets • Make sure costumes allow unrestricted movement and aren’t so long they could cause a child to trip

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• Complete one side of the street before crossing to the other. Cross only at corners or intersections, not in the middle of the block or between parked cars

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All City of Nanaimo Council Meetings and Public Hearings commence at 7:00 p.m., and will be held in the Shaw Auditorium, Port of Nanaimo Centre, located at 80 Commercial Street. All City of Nanaimo Finance/Policy Committee of the Whole Meetings commence at 4:30 p.m., and will be held in the City Hall Board Room located on the 2nd Floor at 455 Wallace Street. October 17.......................... Council Meeting October 24 ............................. Finance/Policy Committee of the Whole October 31.......................... Council Meeting November 3 ........................... Public Hearing November 7 ........................... Finance/Policy Committee of the Whole November 11 ............. REMEMBRANCE DAY November 14 ...................... Council Meeting November 19 ........................ ELECTION DAY November 21 ......................... Finance/Policy Committee of the Whole November 28 ...................... Council Meeting December 1 ........................... Public Hearing December 5 ....... Inaugural Council Meeting December 12 ......................... Finance/Policy Committee of the Whole December 19 ...................... Council Meeting


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Occupy Wall Street reflects increasing frustration I’m not the only one unhappy with economic systems based on constant growth and endlessly increasing exploitation of finite resources – systems that concentrate wealth in the hands of a few while so many people struggle. Since Sept. 17, protests have spread from New York to a growing number of cities across the United States, Europe and Canada, in a movement dubbed “Occupy Wall Street.� The protesters’ aims aren’t always clear; in some case they seem downright incoherent or absurd – such as calls for open border policies and increased trade tariffs at the same time. It’s interesting that those credited with spurring the movement did so with a single question: “What is our one demand?� The question was first posed in my hometown of Vancouver by Adbusters magazine. Editor Kalle

why have governments Lasn said the campaign not at least demanded was launched as an that the institutions invitation to act more demonstrate some than an attempt to get an ecological and social answer. responsibility in return? Focusing on a single Why do developed demand may or may not nations still give tax be a useful exercise, but breaks to the wealthiest the conversation itself few while is necessary. children go Thanks to the SCIENCE hungry and attention these MATTERS working protests are people and the generating, David Suzuki unemployed union leaders, with Faisal Moola see wages, students, benefits, and workers and opportunities others have a dwindle – public forum to and while raise questions infrastructure about our crumbles and current access to good economic health care and education systems. diminishes? Why have governments Why are we rapidly spent trillions of dollars exploiting finite in taxpayers’ money resources and destroying to bail out financial precious natural systems institutions, many of for the sake of short-term which fought any notion of government regulation profit and unsustainable or social assistance, while economic growth? doing nothing for people What will we do when oil who had life savings runs out or becomes too wiped out or lost homes difficult or expensive to through foreclosure? And extract if we haven’t taken

the time to reduce our demands for energy and shift to cleaner sources? Why does our economic system place a higher value on disposable and often unnecessary goods and services than on the things we really need to survive and be healthy, like clean air, clean water, and productive soil? Sure, there’s some contradiction in protesters carrying iPhones while railing against the consumer system. But this is not just about making personal changes and sacrifices; it’s about questioning our place on this planet. In less than a century, the human population has grown exponentially, from 1.5 to seven billion. That’s been matched by rapid growth in technology and products, resource exploitation, and knowledge. The pace and manner of development have led to a reliance on fossil fuels, to the extent that much

of our infrastructure supports products such as cars and their fuels to keep the cycle of profits and wealth concentration going. Our current economic systems are relatively new – methods we’ve devised both to deal with the challenge of production and distribution for rapidly expanding populations and to exploit the opportunities. It may seem like there’s no hope for change, but we have to remember that most of these developments are recent, and that humans are capable of innovation, creativity, and foresight. Despite considerable opposition, most countries recognized at some point that abolishing slavery had goals that transcended economic considerations, such as enhancing human rights and dignity – and it didn’t destroy the economy in the end, as supporters of slavery

feared. I don’t know if the Occupy Wall Street protests will lead to anything. Surely there will be backlash. And although I wouldn’t compare these protests to those taking place in the Middle East, they all show that when people have had enough of inequality, of the negative and destructive consequences of decisions made by people in power, we have a responsibility to come together and speak out. The course of human history is constantly changing. It’s up to all of us to join the conversation to help steer it to a better path than the one we are on. Maybe our one demand should be of ourselves: Care enough to do something. ◆ Written with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation editorial and communications specialist Ian Hanington. www.davidsuzuki.org

Fairness needed in city tax exemptions To the Editor, I read the list of properties not being charged tax with interest. As long as there is not taxpayer subsidization of the organization or business, nor profits generated for personal gain, then I can see the worthiness of this decision. However, several organizations popped up that get money from the

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Added duties given to NDP MP Crowder Nanaimo-Cowichan NDP MP Jean Crowder will take on additional responsibilities in the Official Opposition’s shadow cabinet. Interim party leader Nycole Turmel announced last week that Crowder will take over as chairwoman of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, while remaining NDP critic of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. In addition, NDP MP Hélene Laverdiere will become Foreign Affairs Critic, while Jinny Sims was appointed Critic for International Cooperation and associate critic of foreign affairs. Burnaby-Douglas MP Kennedy Stewart will take over as associate natural resources critic for Western Canada. “These changes show the strength and depth of the New Democrat caucus,” said Turmel in a press release. “Our team is united and has a wide range of experience to draw from.”

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Pro-D Day edification Jill Christie of Sail Red Sky, left, shows Gina Goertzen, a Nanaimo teacher, how to tie off an anchor Tuesday. Goertzen spent the day in the rain near Newcastle Avenue learning how to rescue canoes, kayaks, sailboats and their occupants so she can apply the techniques with students in school recreation programs. Christie teaches the boat rescue training program in partnership with Nanaimo Yacht Club.

Cedar residents and business owners have an opportunity to influence how their community will look in the future through a community workshop hosted by the Regional District of Nanaimo. The RDN is inviting people to participate in the free workshop that launches the Cedar Main Street Design Project, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cedar Community Secondary School, located at 1640 MacMillan Rd. The purpose of the workshop is to start developing a vision for what Cedar main street will look like in the future and establish design preferences for the area that extends along both sides of Cedar Road between MacMillan and Hemer roads. The workshop is the first in a series, leading up to a multi-day community design workshop in January 2012. Participants are asked to dress appropriately for the weather as the group will take a walking tour of the planning area. Space is limited and people interested in attending must register before Friday (Oct. 14) by calling Greg Keller, an RDN senior planner, at 250-390-6510 or e-mailing cedar mainstreet@rdn.bc.ca.

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Close inspection Rick Kwasnecha, a fire investigator with Nanaimo Fire Rescue, inspects the burned shell of a camper trailer that caught fire Friday afternoon in the backyard of a property in the 600 block of Nicol Street. It was on the property of a house that has caught fire twice in the past six months.

Suspect sought in sub shop robbery He wore a yellow reflective jacket with the hood pulled up and a black mask to cover his mouth and nose. Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, said extensive patrols of the area failed to turn up the suspect. A nyo n e w i t h i n fo r m at i o n about this incident is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-7542345 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www. nanaimocrimestoppers.com.

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New cast of guitarists joins annual touring concert A new slate of guitarists joins founder Brian Gore for the latest version of International Guitar Night. The concert is a touring guitar festival, each show bringing together the most interesting and innovative acoustic guitarists to exchange musical ideas in a public concert setting. For each tour, founder Brian Gore invites a new cast of guitar luminaries to join him for special evenings of solos, duets and quartets that highlight the dexterity and diversity within the world of acoustic guitar. Gore founded International Guitar Night in 1995 as a forum for the world’s finest guitarists and composers to play their latest original songs and share musical ideas and talent with their peers. The 11th North American tour features Adrian Legg, Lulo Reinhardt and Marco Pereira along with Gore. Gore, the San Francisco-based guitar poet, is a musical romantic, his compositions drawing inspiration from myth and modern literature. Reinhardt is a spontaneous and spirited musician whose guitar has led him on many a musical voyage of discovery. His curiosity has taken him everywhere from southern Spain in search of fla-

menco roots, to South America, exploring the various musical styles of Latin jazz. Reinhardt expresses his artistic personality in his gypsy influences, reflecting his character. Since the 1990 release of his first U.S. recording Guitars and Other Cathedrals, Legg has more than lived up to the expectations stirred by an ongoing avalanche of praise from critics, fans, top guitar magazines and peers alike. All this has led him to be voted ‘Best Fingerstyle Guitarist’ four years straight by the readers of Guitar Player magazine. Pereira lived in France for five years and received a classical guitar master’s degree in performance from the Université Musicale Internationale of Paris, as well as a master’s degree in musicology from the University of Paris-Sorbonne with his thesis on Hector Villa-Lobos and his guitar work. In Paris, he was strongly influenced by jazz and Latin-American music which characterizes his compositional work, in addition to Brazilian styles. The concert is set for Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. A pre-performance chat with Gore is set for 6:45 p.m. in the Harmac room. Tickets are $36; $31/members; $15/students. Please call 250-7548550.

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The choir practises regularly at St. Paul’s church. Island Consort was founded in 2007 with only nine singers whose repertoire emphasized early music. It has grown to 20 singers and the repertoire expanded to include later and contemporary works. Founder and music director is Bruce Farquharson. St. Paul’s Church Choir has a long history in the city. Nanaimo’s first mayor, Mark Bate, was a member of St. Paul’s Choir in the 1870s. The current 20-voice choir has been under the leadership of music director Peter Orme for the past six years. Orme was born and raised in England, having received his training as an organ scholar at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and the Royal Academy of Music in London. Coming to Canada in 1969, he served as director of

Professor discusses politics of romance Keith Harrison, a professor of literature, film and writing at Vancouver Island University, draws on two interests to discuss elements of Deepa Mehta’s film Water. Harrison published research on Shakespeare and has worked for the National Film Board of Canada – two interests that will converge in his presentation on the use of Shakespeare’s tragedy in the Indo-Canadian director’s 2005 film. In Water, set in 1938 during the Raj, Mehta fuses Shakespearean romantic loss with the historical narrative of India’s journey towards Independence. Because the experience of romantic love activates a broader resistance to intolerance and oppression, the Shakespearean references in Water take on a political definition and, ultimately, act as a liberating force. Harrison’s presentation is Friday (Oct. 14), 10-11:30 a.m. at the Malaspina Theatre. It is open to the public and free of charge. For more information, please e-mail Katharina.Rout@viu.ca

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music at two churches in Ontario, before becoming an Anglican priest. After 30 years he retired in 2005 to Nanaimo to pursue his true love, church music. While here, he has appeared on several occasions as harpsichordist and organist with various instrumental and choral groups, and for the last four years has been offering the Music at Midday organ recitals at St. Paul’s on the second Wednesday of each month. The event is open to all. Donations through free-will offering will go toward the church’s roof repair fund.

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Alyssa Reid is like any other Canadian teenager. She recently graduated from her Brampton, Ont., high school where she was a dedicated player on the girl’s rugby team and until recently she poured coffee part-time at a local Tim

what ironic twist of fate, Reid was discovered by her record label through a YouTube performance that she posted of her own interpretation of the Justin Bieber hit One Less Lonely Girl, written from a girl’s perspective and re-titled One More Lonely

album, The Game, is also climbing. Reid performs with Neverest at the Port Theatre Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. Nanaimo father-son trio Braeden Marshal also open the show. Tickets $27. Please call 250-754-8550.

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Vancouver Island University Mariners player Tamara Rosenlund demonstrates technique for youngsters during a summer day camp at the VIU gym in August. The Pacific Western Athletic Association volleyball season starts Saturday (Oct. 15) with matches against the College of the Rockies at the VIU gym.

core returns, but the group has been reinforced with rookies and transfer players. All-stars Smith, at setter, and Jacqueline Doleman, in the middle, are two of the leaders along with libero Tamara Rosenlund. Sandra Veikle, another libero, and rightside Shenise Power are other key returnees. The power position is all-new, with highly touted

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Mariners highly motivated I It’s hard to argue that there’s anyone more deserving of a championship than the VIU Mariners women’s volleyball team. Last winter they came as close to a national title as is literally possible. They scored match point against Mount Royal in the Canadian Colleges’ Athletic Association gold-medal final in St. John, N.B., and celebrated their victory – only to have their championship embrace rudely interrupted by an official reversing a call. The M’s were dumbfounded. They were dazed. The game got away from them. The championship was wrenched from their arms. “We talk about it a lot … We learn from the good experiences and the bad experiences,” said Dani Smith, VIU veteran. “If anything, we’ve turned last year’s nationals into a really motivating thing.” It took a long time for coach Shane Hyde to bring himself to watch the game film of that last match of 2010-11. The Mariners watched it together as a team just recently. “It was a quiet night after that,” said Hyde. But did they find closure? Well, kind of. “It’s not forgotten, by any means,” said the coach. Although last year might provide motivation, it really isn’t the focus now, seven months later. Much of the

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athleticism,” said Hyde. What’s yet to be determined is their teamwork on the court. With the Pacific Western Athletic Association boosting the schedule to 24 matches this season, the coach decided to go with more depth on the roster and he’s tried to get everyone a share of playing time during the pre-season. ◆ See ‘VIU’ /B6

rookie Alyssa Wolf ready to contribute along with transfers Jenn Clayton and Leanna Gildersleeve. Rookie middle Tylar Turnball and Nanaimo’s Bryanne Baynes are two other newcomers expected to get a share of playing time. Veteran Paige Wiebe, hurt last season, will see an expanded role. “I really like the attitude of these girls; I really like the

High-energy men’s team goes to net The college volleyball season, more than ever, is going to be a grind. The schedule makers at the Pacific Western Athletic Association upped the number of matches for 2011-12, from 14 all the way to 24. Teams will respond to the challenge in various ways. The Vancouver Island University Mariners men’s team has dedicated itself to superior conditioning. “The guys have bought into it, to stay fit and stay solid, where you don’t run into injuries after 24 matches,” said Abe Avender, coach of the M’s. Even with the additional focus on conditioning, the game-play preparations haven’t suffered. Avender said he’s happier than ever with what he’s seeing from the 2011-12 Mariners. It’s a veteran group. Lee Hamilton, in the middle, and leftside hitter Joe Holder are the returning all-stars and leftside Nigel Proch and setter Brett Weninger are two veteran leaders. Milo Warren, returning from a stint with the UBC Thunderbirds, has a chance to be a dominant force in PacWest. The conference looks to have a lot of parity this season, so VIU can definitely help its cause with a couple of victories this weekend as the College of the Rockies Avalanche visit the VIU gym. “It’ll be a good challenge but if we play well we’ll come out on top,” said the coach. “We’re a deep enough team and we’ve got enough tools, I think, that they can go to work.” GAME ON … VIU’s men’s volleyball team faces COTR on Saturday (Oct. 15) at 7:45 p.m. The rematch is Sunday at 12:45 p.m. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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The Nanaimo Clippers might have been the best dressed team on Sunday, but unfortunately they don’t give out style points in the B.C. Hockey League. The Clippers’ three-game win streak came to an end in a 4-3 loss to the Surrey Eagles at Frank Crane Arena, with the home team sporting its pink breast cancer awareness jerseys. Nanaimo was coming off a big win Friday, 7-4 against the Victoria Grizzlies, also at Frank Crane. “We had good starts in both games,” said Colton Cyr, alternate captain. “Friday we got off to a good lead. We’re still learning to stay on the pressure when we get up by a couple.” Nanaimo led 4-1 after 20 minutes, then let the Grizz get back in the game before closing it out in the third.

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Nanaimo Clippers forward Brodie Jamieson, middle, battles for the puck against Surrey Eagles opponents Ben Greiner, left, Charles Orzetti and Beau Orser during Sunday’s B.C. Hockey League game at Frank Crane Arena.

Seven different Clippers scored in the win, with Trevor Fitzgerald, Tanner Clarkson, Andrew Gladiuk, Brett Hartskamp, David Iacono, Jesse Neher and Kyle Kramer finding the twine. Billy Faust needed to make only 13 saves for the win. On Sunday, Cyr scored powerplay goals in the first and second periods, but each time the Eagles tied it up. Surrey took control

in the third period, clamping down and keeping Nanaimo from breaking out of its own zone. Kramer scored a late goal to draw his team within one, but time ran out on the Clips. Chris Eiserman suffered the loss in a 26-save effort. “We had a couple opportunities on Sunday to take the lead and build with it, but we just kept letting them back in and eventu-

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The Nanaimo Clippers have had the Victoria Grizzlies’ number this season. So far, that number has been seven or eight. The Clips have scored a boatload of goals against the Grizz this month, winning by scores of 8-6 and 7-4. The teams met Wednesday in Victoria after press time, and play again on Sunday (Oct. 16) at Frank Crane Arena. Clips alter nate captain Graeme McCormack said the Grizz are “pretty soft”. “We need to take advantage of that and keep the pace pretty high and basically just dictate how the play’s going to go with how ready we are for the game,” he said. Josh Bryan, Clippers D-man and a former Grizzlies player, had a two-goal game against his old team earlier this month and will be looking to provide more goals and hits. “Their D corps, we’ve exposed them quite a bit, working down low and grind them out and then we get a quick play,” he said. GAME ON … Nanaimo and Victoria face off at 3 p.m. Sunday at Frank Crane Arena.

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Sportsbriefs VIU basketball hosting tournament Vancouver Island University’s basketball teams are getting closer to the tipoff of another season. Right now they’re in preparation mode, with an exhibition tournament starting today (Oct. 13) at the VIU gym. All the action is at VIU except one game at Dover Bay Secondary School. For a tournament schedule, please see page B6.

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Barsby, NDSS both win first games

The VIU soccer teams have been taking road trips for three straight weekends, but now they get their opportunity at home-field advantage at Mariner Field. The women (4-4) and men (5-1-2) host the Capilano Blues on Saturday (Oct. 15) at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., respectively. This past weekend the VIU teams played on the mainland, facing Langara and Quest. The women lost 3-2 to Langara Saturday but beat Quest 1-0 the next day. Jolene Nagy scored in each game and Jessica Burma also scored. In men’s action, VIU beat Langara 3-1 before tying Quest 0-0. Matt Mehrassa, Chris Arnett and Jared Stephens scored.

The kickoff to the high school football season was a successful one for both of Nanaimo’s varsity teams. The AA varsity Barsby Bulldogs defeated the Ballenas Whalers on Friday at John Barsby Community Secondary School’s Canem Field by a 41-21 score. The Tier 2 varsity Nanaimo District Islanders shut out the Argyle Pipers 45-0 on Friday at NDSS field. Barsby is on the road against the Handsworth Royals on Friday (Oct. 14) in a rematch of last winter’s B.C. final. NDSS hosts the Moscrop Panthers on Friday at 1:45 p.m. at the school field.

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The V.I. Raiders proved they’re B.C.’s best junior football team. But the thing about playoff time is that now they’ve got to keep proving it every game. “We have to feel good,” said Jordan Botel, Raiders tailback. “It’s playoffs, a whole new game, but we’re bringing in everything we’ve done so far.” What they’ve done so far this B.C. Football Conference season is finish a perfect 10-0, culminating in Sunday’s dominant 35-3 blowout over the Okanagan Sun at Kelowna’s Apple Bowl stadium. “We prepared like it was the biggest game of the year and it looks like only one team did…” said Tremaine Apperley, Raiders cornerback. “It’s definitely a good game to have going into playoffs. Confidence is going to be high.” Not that confidence is ever really a problem for the Raiders. “We know who we are,” said Andrew Smith, Raiders receiver. “We know what we’re capable of.” Still, Sunday’s win was positive reinforcement. The Sun wanted to win badly; so did the Raiders. Yet the outcome wasn’t close. “They were supposed to be the team to beat us,” said Mark Mueller, Raiders kicker. “And then to come out and beat them 35-3 in the final game of the season, it means a lot coming right into playoffs.” It gives the team a sense of accomplishment, said Botel. “With all the pressure on the game, to bring playoffs back home, to finish on such a positive note was a great feeling,” he said.

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Raiders wreck Sun The B.C. Football Conference’s top two teams collided in Kelowna on Sunday and the Sun served up a Thanksgiving turkey for the 2,700 fans in attendance. The Raiders recovered a fumble on the Sun’s opening drive, then turned around and scored an early touchdown. Jordan Yantz’s six-yard TD strike to Mike Schaper proved to be all the points the visiting team needed on the day. The Sun were thinking about point differential in the season series, said Matthew “Snoop” Blokker, Raiders coach, so that first touchdown made the task even more daunting. “[It] went from a 13-point lead to a 20-point lead [in point dif-

The V.I. Raiders’ perfect season has led to the perfect playoff matchup. Nanaimo’s Canadian Junior Football League team (10-0) plays the Westshore Rebels (5-5) on Saturday (Oct. 15) at 1 p.m. at Caledonia Park. For a preview of the game, please visit www. nanaimobulletin.com on Friday (Oct. 14) or pick up the next issue of the News Bulletin.

ferential] right away and you could see them get deflated,” he said. The Sun kicked a field goal to make it 7-3, but were forced to concede a safety and then Yantz and Schaper connected for another TD to make it 16-3 at halftime. Two Mark Mueller field goals extended the lead in the third quarter, then Yantz hit Whitman Tomusiak for another passing TD in the fourth. Ranji Atwall recorded a season-high nine tackles and Dylan Chapdelaine had six tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery. GRID BITS … A game report was published online an hour after the final whistle and the story can still be accessed at www.nanaimobulletin.com. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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For now, they’ll take it a match at a time, starting with the season opener Saturday (Oct. 15) at the VIU gym against the College of the Rockies Avalanche. “Shane tells us to focus on the process, and we never want to get ahead of ourselves,” said Dani Smith. “We want to win a national final and get to that point in our season, but there’s a lot of things that we need to do to get there.” GAME ON … The VIU Mariners women’s volleyball team faces COTR on Saturday at 6 p.m. The rematch goes Sunday at 11 a.m. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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◆ From /B1 “We haven’t even tried to create a starting line,” Shane Hyde said. “We’ve been mixing up our lineups like crazy, always having a new six out on the court. That’s probably hurt us for the short term but my goal this season is all about the long term.” That’s because the Mariners can already map out almost exactly where the season is headed. Vancouver Island University has been selected as host of the 2012 CCAA women’s national championships, so the M’s get an automatic berth. When they get there, they can set about trying to right a wrong.

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quite effectively. We just can’t seem to be consistent enough to finish off drives,” said Sean Roden, the team’s coach. GRID BITS … More at www.nanaimobulletin. com … Nanaimo visits the Cowichan Bulldogs on Sunday (Oct. 16).

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Registration at 9:30 a.m. at Top Bridge Park parking lot and the walk starts at 10 a.m. For more information call 250-756-9796. ◆ NANAIMO GLOBAL Film Festival features 30 films from the Traveling World Community Film Festival at Vancouver Island Univeristy, building 355-356. Ticket info at www.nanaimofilmfest. org.

Monday ◆ SUPPORTING EMPLOYMENT Transitions hosts its free Power Interviews workshop from 9 a.m. to noon at 101-155 Skinner St. To register, contact 250-714-0085. ◆ NANAIMO FAMILY History Society hosts its general meeting at Beban Park Social Centre beginning at 1 p.m. Speaker is Jeannie Powell on the Legacy Family Tree program. Visitors welcome. ◆ NANAIMO FAMILY Life Association stress management workshop, 12:30-3 p.m., 1070 Townsite Rd. 250-754-3331, ext. 716. ◆ SEVEN-WEEK ALPHA course with dinner begins at 6 p.m. at Christ Community Church. For reservations phone 250-7293925 or 250-758-

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Tuesday ◆ NANAIMO FAMILY Life Association personal boundaries workshop, 6:30-9 p.m., 1070 Townsite Rd. 250-7543331, ext. 716. ◆ PARK AVENUE Community School planning meeting for 50th annivesary celebration. 7-8:30 p.m. at the school. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. 250-741-8150.

Wednesday ◆ NANAIMO QUILTERS’ Guild hosts its monthly meetings at Brechin United Church. Afternoon meeting starts at 1 p.m. and evening meeting begins at 7 p.m. 250-247-0034. ◆ SUPPORTING EMPLOYMENT Transitions hosts its free Resumé Renovator workshop from 9 a.m. to noon at 101-155 Skinner St. To register, contact 250-7140085.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

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

first Thursday of each month at 8 p.m. in the Wellington Community Hall, 3922 Corunna Ave.

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◆ CEDAR HERITAGE Duplicate Bridge Group fall session begins. Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. at Cedar Heritage Centre, 1644 MacMillan Rd. Newcomers welcome. 250-722-2656.

◆ DEALING WITH the Dragon anger management course for men. An eight-week course with flexible start times. Runs every Tuesday, 7-9:30 p.m., Nanaimo Men’s Resource Centre, 418D Fitzwilliam St. Pre-registration required at 250-7161551.

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◆ NANAIMO ACCORDION Band meets Tuesdays at 1 p.m. at the Old Harewood Firehall on Fourth Street. 250-753-2730.

COUNTRY CLUB Saturday, October 15th 10am - 4pm • Cost: $2000 + HST For business clinics, call: 250-339-6293

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◆ ALATEEN HOSTS meetings for teens aged 12-18 from 8-9 p.m. in the basement of the Church of Christ, 1720 Meredith Rd., each Tuesday. Visit www.alateen.org for details.

After over 88 years of service to Nanaimo the Kiwanis Club of Nanaimo is unfortunately ending an era.

◆ MID ISLAND Nautical Song Circle meets 7 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month at Benson Meadows Market, 3452 Jingle pot Rd. Free admission, Tom@ theblackdogs.ca for more info.

We have organized a final member reunion for 6:00 p.m. Wednesday October 19 in the Firth-Radcliffe Auditorium at Kiwanis House, 1233 Nelson Street, Nanaimo. We invite all past members to come and celebrate the 88 years of service that the club has given to Nanaimo. We will have some appies. We hope that you will contact any past members to come and join us in a celebration thanking the club for 88 years of service to Nanaimo.

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◆ BOWEN PARK Tennis Club plays doubles tennis under the lights Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 pm. Lower courts, Bowen Park. All skill levels welcome. 250-7586841.

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ALL SALES FINAL SORRY NO HOLDS OR APPROVALS ALL SALES FINAL CASH AND CARRY ALL MERCHANDISE SOLD ‘AS IS’

To our customers: After 7 years in our Bowen Road location we have decided to focus our energies on our Canada-wide shoes and lingerie wholesale market and are closing this retail location. Ursula, Lidia and I have enjoyed working with our thousands of fine clients and hope that the experience has been as satisfying for you as it has been for all of us here at Ula’s. Ula’s beautiful furniture and accessories are placed in hundreds of residences throughout British Columbia. We invite you to take advantage of the lowest prices we have ever had as we liquidate our complete inventory. Prices are marked down to the bone. Enjoy savings to 80%! Shop early to take advantage of the best selection! ~ Michael Sissons

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Mall going pink and green Woodgrove Centre is hosting a special recycling drive this weekend in support of the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation. The “Think Pink When You Think Green” event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday to Sunday, (Oct. 14-16) and is organized in partnership with the Nanaimo Wave Babes dragon boating team. Proceeds will be used to assist with the purchase of new breast cancer screening equipment. People are encouraged to bring recyclable electronics, scrap metal, and bottles to the large pink bins located in the southeast corner of the

Quickfacts ◆ THINK PINK recycling event at Woodgrove Centre takes place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday to Sunday (Oct. 14-16) in support of the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation.

Woodgrove parking lot. The items will be processed by DBL Disposal and the Nanaimo Bottle Depot. On each of the three days of the event, the first 30 donors will receive a $10 coupon for a Woodgrove Centre gift card. In addition, everyone who donates will be

entered into a draw to win an 18-speed, unisex Norco mountain bike generously donated by the Nanaimo Bottle Depot. The draw for the bike will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday (Oct. 16). “Woogrove Centre is proud to join with other communityminded groups to do something tangible for Breast Cancer Awareness month,” said Jonathan Dallison, mall spokesman. “More than two-thirds of our shoppers are women and we want them to know that we support them in the fight against this disease.” Mark Fenwick, mall manager, added that

the initiative also aligns perfectly with Woodgrove Centre’s environmental focus. “It’s one of several things we’re doing to increase sustainability,” he said. “In the summer, we dramatically reduced seasonal irrigation and saved five million litres of water from that alone. We’re also setting up a rainwater harvesting system and we’re stepping up our conversion to low-flow toilets. Collectively, these initiatives will have a significant impact. But this is just in the area of water conservation alone – we have several other things up our sleeves for the coming months.”

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New phone supports cancer research Canadians can go pink with their phones to help raise money for breast cancer research. Telus and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation have teamed up to launch the Go Pink campaign. For every purchase of a pink BlackBerry Curve, Telus will donate $25 to the foundation and an additional $5 with each purchase of select pink phone accessories. Canadians can also visit Telus’s Facebook page at facebook.com/

TELUS to create their own Pink Network – an online photo gallery of their best friends, their support network and the people they cherish. For every new photo gallery created, Telus will contribute $1 to the foundation. The campaign runs until the end of December, or until the maximum contribution amount of $375,000 is reached. For more information about the foundation, please go to www.cbcf. org.

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BOUQUETS OF WILDFLOWERS to our grandson. Thank you for being our “little man”, helping all summer to water the plants, bake muffins with nana, pick blackberries and walk the puppy with papa. Now you have started kindergarten. A new world for you. A BOUQUET OF THANKS to the Shaw employee who was such a help when a senior was having trouble when her phones weren’t working. Together we solved the problem and with many laughs. BOUQUETS OF ECO-DRIVES to Sharon at Peoples Jewellers in Woodgrove Centre for the unusual comparison request. Thanks for continued great service. A BOUQUET OF CATNIP to the staff at Chase River Veterinary Hospital for the wonderful care Rosie received. She’s in kitty heaven, eating tuna and scratching furniture. MANY, MANY THANKS to the person who returned my wallet from the shopping cart to Quality Foods in University Village recently. Your honesty is much appreciated. A BOUQUET to enlighten the person wishing for smaller cabbages. They are here – they are called brussels sprouts. Enjoy. A BIG, SPORTY BOUQUET to Kyla and her team at Long Lake Physiotherapy. In four months, they have turned my life around by fixing a nasty frozen shoulder. Kyla, the pain was worth it. I can go back to dog grooming. My clients will be happy about this.

BOUQUETS OF KIBBLE to Dr. Damon and staff of Nanaimo Veterinary Hospital for their kindness to Abby and I on a very difficult day. A HUGE BOUQUET to the staff at Quality Foods in Harewood. Friendly people, great service, great prices.

A CLOSET FULL OF CARNATIONS to Betsy’s Boutique on Fitzwilliam Street. Beverlee, the owner, has the most beautiful assortment of ladies’ clothing and accessories at reasonable prices. She is super honest when taking consignment clothing and selling it for you. I have been her client for years and I love shopping there. Everything is gently used and well priced. ONE BOUQUET OF THANK YOUS to the two great ladies who gave us a ride after I locked my keys in the car at the Salvation Army thrift store.

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SKUNK STEW to a motorist on Commercial Street who couldn’t see a crosswalk or anyone in it. You missed me by about five feet. What were you thinking?

bouquets TUBS OF ROSES for Steve Duckett of Bitrate Computer Services for his generous and skilled support when my Microsoft Outlook Express crashed. Not only did Steve solve my problems, but he also did it without charging an arm and a leg and he gave me advice on how to prevent further down times. A HUGE BASKET OF ROSES to Jacqueline, Wendy and the team at Literacy Central Vancouver Island, who created a wonderful celebration party for learners and tutors. My deepest regrets for mixing up the dates and missing the event and all the wonderful stories in the new book. I didn’t get it until Wendy said, ”It was yesterday.” Oops, forgive me please. BOUQUETS OF ROSES to the grocery stores and other public places that do not use scented sprays, atomizers, etc. in their public washrooms. Clearly, these managers are mindful of the struggle for people (children and adults alike) with respiratory issues like asthma. Know that you are preventing serious asthma attacks. A BOUQUET OF WINNING LOTTERY TICKETS to Scott, who helped me get my car to a shop in time. Also thanks to my friend in Victoria, who did the thinking for me, and Nanaimo Chrysler for taking care of my car’s problem. I was lucky

on Tuesday afternoon, thanks to all. From a very grateful woman. A KING SIZE BED OF ROSES to the counsellors at the Vancouver Island Health Authority’s Mental Health and Addictions facility. Your respect, knowledge and encouraging support are so vital to the success of people trying to change their lives. No words can convey our deep appreciation. BOUQUETS OF THANKFULNESS to Valerie at Wal-Mart. In September our grandson JT wandered away from his Poppa. We were frantic. JT had wandered to the jewelry department, where Valerie saw him and sat him on the counter. JT was quiet, enjoying himself surrounded by beautiful clerks. Thank you for your quick thinking, Valerie. You are an angel. From JT, Auda and Poppa. A BIG BOUQUET to R-U Computing Company on Haliburton Street. They fixed my ultra-slow, five-year-old computer by installing a used component for a minimum service charge. I saved money by not having to buy a new computer and the recycled parts saved the environment. Great service from a company with integrity.

A HUGE BEEF to the person complaining about people voicing their concerns regarding the lowbarier housing site on Uplands Drive. You should be outraged at the fact that city council voted behind closed doors for something that might affect your community without consulting you. We do not disagree with the need for low-barrier housing, just the appropriateness of the location between two seniors’ communities and a high school. A BEEF to the person who was critical of me staying with the dying fawn. Why do you think the officer was at the scene? He was just going to put him down when he passed. Would you have liked me to hit him with a rock perhaps or suffocate him? Don’t judge people unless you know exactly how it went down. A BEEF to politicians. A person with a broken leg will be taken to hospital, treated and cared for until healed. People with broken minds will be dumped at the doorsteps of old folks’ homes for them to deal with the outfall. A BEEF to people who feel the need to thank business owners/ employees profusely for providing them with services that they paid for. It is their job to provide you with these services.

This Week’s Winner JOYCE PRITCHARD wins a bouquet from Turley’s Florist.

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A BEEF to the person who was complaining about pedestrians in crosswalks. Sounds to me like you need to slow down and take a look. Pedestrians have the right-of-way in a crosswalk.

A YOU-JUST-LOST-A-CUSTOMER BEEF to a Nanaimo business. I can’t believe the fuss over not wanting to live up to your own guarantees.

A BIG BOUQUET to Quality Foods on Turner Road for your donations. It made the K-40 Kinsmen’s annual summer picnic such a huge success. Thank you from Randy and staff.

Beefs & Bouquets is a free forum to give thanks or express views on issues and events. The News Bulletin reserves the right to edit or refuse submissions. Length is limited to 40 words and two submissions per person per week. A winner will be selected at random to receive a floral bouquet from Turley’s Florist and Potting Shed. Mail or deliver to the News Bulletin, 777B Poplar St., Nanaimo, V9S 2H7 or e-mail to bulletinboard@nanaimobulletin.com. Fax to 250-753-0788.

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A BEEF to all the tailgaters and speeders. Yes, you will be late for work or school, but it doesn’t make it all the other drivers’ problem. Share the road safely.

MANY HAPPY, UNINTERRUPTED FAMILY GATHERINGS to the Shaw Cable employee who came to my house over the Thanksgiving long weekend to hook up phones, Internet and cable. He was polite and efficient, despite having to work when everyone else was at home with their families.

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BY ROB BEINTEMA anadians might already be vaguely aware of Scion, probably spotting distinctively styled models that were purchased south of the border by die-hard Scion fans. Since Scion’s 2002 launch in the U.S., sales there have swelled, which explains Toyota Canada’s interest in bringing the marque north. Although our “Echoboomer” and “Generation Y” demographic bumps are apparently peaking later than in the U.S., the ranks of under-35 customers here are slated to swell to 40 per cent of all auto sales by 2020. “The world is changing and brands that don’t change with it will be left behind,” said Stephen Beatty, Toyota Canada’s managing director. Scion is responding to this new and demanding audience with a threemodel selection – the xD, xB and tC. Those three sets of initials might seem

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confusing at first, but I developed a few mental tricks to separate the three models. Think of the xD as “extra doors”, a sub-compact five-door hatchback that combines versatility with nimble handling. The xB, “extra boxy, extra big”, is also a five-door hatchback but it is a larger compact

urban utility vehicle, squarely styled with the shape that has become the iconic trademark of the brand. And picture the tC as “the coupe”, a driver-oriented sporty car that adds extra levels of performance and equipment. All three vehicles are “monospec” models. “The only choices

are transmission and colour,” Beatty said. “And I can tell you that beige ain’t one of them.” But all three models come already-equipped with a superior slate of standard equipment, including air conditioning, sport seats, keyless entry, tilt steering and cruise, power windows/ locks/mirrors, split fold-

ing rear seats and premium audio system. And, with those wellloaded vehicles as a starting point, buyers can personalize their rides from a selection of more than 75 parts and accessories, including Toyota Racing Development performance gear that, unlike aftermarket additions, will be cov-

ered under the car warranty. Designed specifically for that youth market, all three models share common styling elements, a face that starts with thin, angular headlamps leading into a horizontally slatted grille above a big lower air dam, the front end look bracketed by turn signals in the side view mirrors. But there are differences, so let’s touch on each model briefly. The xD five-door subcompact hatchback, smallest in the lineup, is based on the Yaris platform, powered by a 128-horsepower 1.8litre four-cylinder with a five-speed manual or optional four-speed automatic. Fuel economy is rated 7.4 litres per 100 kilometres in the city and 5.9L/100km on the highway. The xD features few neat utility tricks to complement its nimble and sporty style – dual dash storage compartments, versatile fold-flat rear seats and a cargo capacity of 310L. Aftermarket conversions could pimp this econo grocery-getter into anything from a streetwise custom machine to fully equipped rally racer. ◆ See ‘NEW’ /B22

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Representative financing example based on 2012 Sorento (SR75BC) with a selling price of $28,245, financed at 0% APR for 60 months. Includes delivery and destination fees of $1,650. Monthly payments equal $395 with a down payment/equivalent trade of $0. Cost of borrowing is $0, for a total obligation of $28,245. Financing example includes a $1,250 loan credit (includes $500 loan credit and $750 loyalty bonus ¥). Other taxes, registration, insurance, licensing, PPSA ($79) and dealer fees are excluded. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. ‹“Don’t Pay Until 2012” on select models (90-day payment deferral) applies to purchase financing offers on select 2011 and 2012 models on approved credit (OAC) (2011/2012 Sportage/Sorento/Sedona/Borrego excluded). No interest will accrue during the first 60 days of the finance contract. 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At contract’s end, customers have the choice of: (i) returning their vehicle through a Kia dealership with no further obligations (except payment of a $199 return fee and excess wear and tear, mileage and similar charges if exceeding 24,000 km per year allowance); (ii) financing the remaining balance for the rest of the amortization period at then-current standard rates; or (iii) paying the residual balance indicated on the bill of sale in full. Some conditions apply. FlexChoice Financing offered by TD in Quebec is subject to different terms and conditions. All advertised FlexChoice Financing offers are TD offers. Delivery and destination fees (up to $1,650) are included. Taxes, licence, insurance, registration, excess mileage, wear and tear charges, any retailer administration fees and other applicable fees and charges are not included. FlexChoice Financing is provided on approved credit through TD Financing Services. 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WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. *Purchase a new 2011 Ranger Super Cab Sport 4X2/2011 F-150 Super Cab XLT 4X4/2011 F-250 Super Cab XLT 4X4 Western Edition/2011 F-350 Crew Cab XLT 4X4 Lariat diesel engine for $14,999/$29,999/$39,999/$57,999 after Total Manufacturer Rebate of $6,000/$7,500/$8,000/$10,000 deducted. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,450/$1,550/$1,550/$1,550 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. 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Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR. **Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2011 Ranger 4X2 4.0L V6 5-speed Manual transmission: [13.5L/100km (21MPG) City, 9.8L/100km (29MPG) Hwy]/ 2011 F-150 4X4 5.0L V6 6-speed Automatic transmission: [15L/100km (19MPG) City, 10.5L/100km (27MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading and driving habits. ‡Remember that even advanced technology cannot overcome the laws of physics. It’s always possible to lose control of a vehicle due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions. ‡‡Some mobile phones and some digital media players may not be fully compatible – check www.syncmyride.com for a listing of mobile phones, media players, and features supported. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. Ford recommends that drivers use caution when using mobile phones, even with voice commands. Only use mobile phones and other devices, even with voice commands, not essential to driving when it is safe to do so. SYNC is optional on most new Ford vehicles. ††© 2011 Sirius Canada Inc. “SIRIUS”, the SIRIUS dog logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. and are used under licence. ▲Offer only valid from September 1, 2011 to October 31, 2011 (the “Offer Period”) to resident Canadians with a Costco membership on or before August 31, 2011. Use this $1,000CDN Costco member offer towards the purchase or lease of a new 2011/2012 Ford/Lincoln vehicle (excluding Fiesta, Focus, Ranger, Raptor, GT500, Mustang Boss 302, Transit Connect EV & Medium Truck) (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). The Eligible Vehicle must be delivered and/or factory-ordered from your participating Ford/Lincoln dealer within the Offer Period. Offer is only valid at participating dealers, is subject to vehicle availability, and may be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. Only one (1) offer may be applied towards the purchase or lease of one (1) Eligible Vehicle, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales per Costco Membership Number. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with an eligible Costco member. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford Motor Company of Canada at either the time of factory order (if ordered within the Offer Period) or delivery, but not both. Offer is not combinable with any CPA/GPC or Daily Rental incentives, the Commercial Upfit Program or the Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP). Applicable taxes calculated before $1,000CDN offer is deducted. WProgram in effect from October 1, 2011 to January 3, 2012 (the “Program Period”) To qualify, customer must turn in a 2005 model year or older vehicle that is in running condition (able to start and move and without missing parts) and has been properly registered/plated or insured for the last 3 months (the “Criteria”). Eligible customers will receive [$500]/[$1,000]/[$2,500]/[$3,000] towards the purchase or lease of a new 2011/2012 Ford [Fiesta (excluding S), Focus (excluding S)]/[Fusion (excluding SE), Taurus (excluding SE), Mustang (excluding Value Leader), Escape (excluding XLT I4 Manual), Transit Connect (excluding EV), Ranger (excluding Regular Cab 4x2 XL), Edge (excluding SE), Flex (excluding SE), Explorer (excluding base)]/[F-150 (excluding Regular Cab 4x2 XL), Expedition, E-Series]/[F250-550] – all Raptor, GT500, BOSS302, and Medium Truck models excluded (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). Taxes payable before Rebate amount is deducted. To qualify: (i) customer must, at the time of the Eligible Vehicle sale, provide the Dealer with (a)sufficient proof of Criteria, and (b) signed original ownership transferring customer vehicle to the Authorized Recycler; and (ii) Eligible Vehicle must be purchased, leased, or factory ordered during the Program Period. Offer only available to residents of Canada and payable in Canadian dollars. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with the owner of the recycled vehicle. Offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Offer not available on any vehicle receiving CPA, GPC, or Daily Rental Rebates and the Commercial Fleet Rebate Program (CFIP). Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ©2011 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.

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Concept meant to suggest evolution of Ford cars rol engine to deliver performance every bit as breathtaking as the vehicle’s striking design. For the ST Concept, the 1.6-litre Ford EcoBoost engine achieves a target power output of 180 horsepower to propel the car from 0-100 kilometres per hour in less than seven seconds.


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New brand building identity ◆ From /B19 When you’re talking customization, the real blank canvas in the lineup is the funky xB with a squared-off style. The xB compact urban utility vehicle was recently revised and is based on the Toyota Matrix platform, powered by a 158hp 2.4-litre four-cylinder with, again, the choice of either the five-speed manual or optional four-speed automatic tranny.

The boxy body and bulbous fender lines are instantly recognizable and the layout and dimension translate into maximum headroom and interior space for a compact vehicle. At first glance the tC sport coupe, with its traditional carshaped architecture, seems the least original entry in the lineup. But when you think about it, Toyota hasn’t had a coupe in their lineup since the Celica was dropped in 2005.

And those last Celicas, with power ratings comparable to the tC, listed with a much higher price tag. In fact, value for money should be the main theme here with eight airbags instead of six, eight-speaker audio instead of six speakers, and an included panoramic moonroof. The launch of Scion in Canada should prove an enticing lure for new drivers looking to make a statement.

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Car Care Month marked by safe-driving campaign Fall is here, and each October brings National Car Safety Month. Be Car Care Aware Canada is urging Canadians to look down the road, both literally and symbolically to address safety needs before they occur. This October, much of the focus will be on children. Even a slow speed crash can cause severe injury or even death to children if they are not properly restrained. To ensure a child’s safety, Be Car Care Aware urges you to follow these simple steps regarding child safety seats: ◆ Properly install your child seats. ◆ Ensure harness straps fit snugly around the child’s body. ◆ A rear-facing infant seat should never be installed in a seating position equipped with an air bag. ◆ Canadian law says that the forward-facing child restraint must be secured to the vehicle frame using the tether strap at the top of the seat. Booster seats are required for children under the age of eight or who weigh between 40-80 pounds or who stand less than 4-foot-9. Children 12 and under should be properly restrained in the back seat, especially if there is a passenger-side air bag. Finally, always set a good example and make sure everyone in the car wears his or her own seat belt.

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anaimo’s final show of the year starts Friday. See the newest and the best products & services for your home and outdoor living at one location in three big, action-packed days! On behalf of the Show Management, over 70 exhibitors, we would like to welcome area residents to the 22nd Annual Fall Home Expo. You’ll be stimulated, inspired, and entertained...all for free! Come find decorators, builders, remodelers, designers, suppliers and other professionals with expertise in the home improvement and design

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PALM SPRINGS/DESERT HOT SPRINGSWagner’s Trailer Park/55+. Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Apr. (250)756-4937.

J U N I O R / I N T E R M E D I AT E CIVIL TECHNICIAN - PENTICTON, BC McElhanney seeks a Civil Engineering Technician in our Penticton ofďŹ ce. ProďŹ ciency in AutoCAD & Civil 3D is required. Visit www.mcelhanney.com for info, or contact Craig Dusel (CDusel@mcelhanney.com).

Courtenay Fish & Game Comox Logging Road BUY, SELL & TRADE Sunday October 16th 9 am - 2pm Breakfast & Lunch available BRING THE FAMILY For more information call Bob 1-250-339-1179 Comox

LOST AND FOUND LOST: BRECHIN boat ramp Oct. 5. 2 bags w/ kayak gear and jackets. 250-758-0979.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES DIGITAL PHONE SERVICE Reps/Nanaimo. Work from home. barryfoster.acnrep.com

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

Terry Oldham December 10, 1943 ~ August 26, 2011

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

IN MEMORIAM

IN MEMORIAM



FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

In Loving Memory Of Narzan (Norm Singh) Beadall

ANNIVERSARIES

ANNIVERSARIES

June 26, 1926-October 13, 2008

Forever missed by your loving family.



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DEATHS

DEATHS

MANSON (William) Michael

September 16 1950 – October 9 2011

CITY OF NANAIMO 2012

Grant Applications For: CULTURAL OPERATING GRANTS ARTS, CULTURE & FESTIVAL EVENT GRANTS SPORT TOURNAMENT GRANTS The City of Nanaimo 2012 grant applications for Cultural Operating Grant, Arts, Culture & Festival Event Grant and the Sport Tournament are now being accepted. Application deadline is 2011-NOV-01. Interested organizations can pick up an application form at Beban Park Recreation Centre; Bowen Park Recreation Centre, Nanaimo Aquatic Centre or view online at www.nanaimo.ca. Eligibility and evaluation guidelines are included within the application forms. The City of Nanaimo recognizes the contribution generated by arts, cultural and sporting activities to the City’s economic and social progress. The City of Nanaimo continues to support organizations through the grant program. For more information contact Bob Kuhn or Liz Williams at Parks, Recreation and Culture, 756-5200.

Terry passed away August 26, 2011. We invite family & friends to a Celebration of his Life on Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 2-4 p.m. at the Lantzville Royal Canadian Legion. DEATHS

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Time takes away the edge of grief, But memory turns back every leaf. Gone from our lives one so dear, But in our hearts forever near.

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Michael passed away suddenly into the arms of Jesus Sunday morning. He traded his earthly treasures for the heavenly promises of God that he so faithfully served. Although his stay was too short we have been so blessed to have such an amazing father, grandfather, brother, friend, son and husband that anyone could ask for. He leaves behind his wife, Louise, of 39 years; son, Shane; daughter-in-law, Raylene; grandchildren: Stephanie and Jonah; mother, Alma; brother, Jim (Toom); sisters: Elizabeth and Tricia (Terry); so many cherished nieces, nephews, friends and family. Michael lived in the Nanaimo/Ladysmith area for 61 years. He worked for BC ferries for 34 years. His favourite pastimes were hanging out with family and friends, riding his Harley and helping others. There are no words to describe how much he will be missed. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday October 15, 2011 at 2:00pm at the Nanaimo Christian School gymnasium. Refreshments to follow.



that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Edna May Phillips of Ladysmith, British Columbia, on September 28, 2011. Edna was pre-deceased by her parents Florence and James Douglas and husband Leslie Phillips and brother Bill Douglas (Wug). Survived by son Harry and ( Joan) Phillips, daughter Donna and (Floyd) South and grandchildren Kelly, Shawn and Todd. She was a regular for many years at the Cassidy Flea Market (known as “the pie lady�). She enjoyed her Thursday lunch with the ladies and also enjoyed an Th occasional round of golf. There will be no service by request. The family wishes to thank Doctor Kennedy and the 6th floor staff ff at NRGH.

Louis Henri Jean Duhamel February 26, 1936 ~ October 3, 2011 Born in Montreal, Quebec in 1936, Louis left us at the age of 75 years. He has moved on to be reunited with the love of his life, Kathleen Ann Duhamel. Left to remember him; his earthly family that will one day join their parents in heaven: Cindy (Scott), Steven, Mike and Sean (Sherri) along with their grandchildren, whom Louis and Kate were so very proud of and enjoyed so many precious memories with. Louis also leaved behind many loyal, dear friends and co-workers that will miss him. A service will be held Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Maranatha Church, 6553 Portsmouth Rd., Nanaimo.


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HAIRCARE PROFESSIONALS

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GREAT CLIPS Hair Stylists Needed! 1 Full Time and 1 Part Time immediately. Must be Flexible. Call 250-751-8633 Ask for Troy.

HELP WANTED Alberta earthmoving company requires a journeyman heavy duty mechanic. You will work in a modern shop and also have mechanics truck for field work. The job is at Edson, Alberta. We require that you have experience on Cat crawlers and or Deere excavators. Call Lloyd at (780)723-5051.

CHILDCARE MANAGER: dynamic, experienced administrator required full-time for 40 space campus-based childcare centre in Campbell River commencing November. Visit www.forestcirclesociety.com for more information. Please submit letter of introduction and resume to: apply2forestcircle@gmail.com

SUB - CONTRACTORS Emcon Services Inc., Road & Bridge Maintenance contractor is looking for sub-contractors with snow removal equipment available for the 2011/2012-winter season to operate from Nanaimo, Parksville, Port Alberni and Ucluelet. Expressions of Interest should be submitted no later than October 21, 2011 and include type of equipment, hourly rates, and WCB number to: Emcon Services Inc. 1435 Springhill Road Parksville, BC V9P 2T2 Fax: 250-248-5574

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AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS Emcon Services Inc., Road & Bridge Maintenance contractor is looking for Auxiliary Equipment Operators for the current winter season, preferably with experience operating snowplows and sanding trucks. Operators are needed for Parksville, Nanaimo, Port Alberni and Ucluelet. Qualifications include: Valid BC Driver’s Licence (minimum Class 3 /air). Proven highway trucking experience. Experience driving tandem axle vehicles and operating a variety of transmissions. Pre-employment drug screening. Qualified applicants are invited to submit résumés, along with photocopy of drivers licence, an up-to-date drivers abstract and references to substantiate driving experience to: Emcon Services Inc. 1435 Springhill Road Parksville, BC V9P 2T2 Fax: 250-248-5574 *Please specify the area that you would be able to work*

Nanaimo News Bulletin

Thursday, October 13, 2011

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

The Lemare Group is currently seeking an Executive Assistant with excellent verbal and written communication skills to support one of the principle owners. Primary duties of this position include managing calendars, coordinating travel arrangements, preparing and insuring that required documents and other materials are provided in advance of meetings. An advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word and Excel is required, as well as excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple confidential and important responsibilities simultaneously. Competitive salary is commensurate with experience. Applicant must be willing to relocate to Port McNeill, Vancouver Island. Please fax resumes to 250-9564888 or email: office@lemare.ca.

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

HOME CARE/SUPPORT

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD

GROUP Home requires auxiliary Residential Care Worker to work with Developmentally Disabled Adults.Availability for all shifts required, including nights and weekends. Criminal Record check, Emergency First Aid and full driver’s license and relevant experience and education. Forward resumés by fax or email only to: 250-585-7728 or kdjalliances@shaw.ca by Oct.21.11. No phone calls or dropins.

COOK NEEDED at Black Bear Pub. Must have at least 3 years experience. Full time. Please apply with resume to the Black Bear Pub.

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EXPERIENCED COOKS & SERVERS WANTED. Must be able to work days, evenings & weekends. Please apply in person with resume to ABC Country Restaurant, 6671 Mary Ellen Drive. No phone calls please.

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD • First Cook $18.75/hr (up to $1950/wk) • Second Cook $15.75/hr. (up to $1635/wk) • Camp Attendant $14.75/hr. (up to $1530/wk). LRG Catering has seasonal remote location job openings starting in October. Room & Board & Transportation Included while working in camp. Please fax resume to: (1)780-462-0676, or apply online @ www.toughnecks.com

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LEGAL Legal Secretary required for busy downtown Nanaimo law ďŹ rm. Litigation experience an asset. Competitive salary. Wages commensurate with experience. Forward resume to: Debby@blgn.ca

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Send resumes to nskida@shaw.ca OFFICE SUPPORT CLERK LEGAL SECRETARY required F/T for maternity leave in busy Nanaimo general practice law ďŹ rm. Litigation, family law, and wills experience is an asset. Email resume to: jackie@lobaylaw.com

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PAIR ELEGANT Living room armchairs, French style, wooden w/fabric seats. exc. cond. $180. obo. (250)755-1981.

ALL TRADES- Home updates? Hardwood, Tile, Laminate, Kitchen & Bath Renos. All exterior RooďŹ ng, Siding, Decks & Fencing. References available. 250-722-0131.

SOFA, EMERALD Green, 3-seat. $350. obo. (250)7551981.

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DRYER, IN good working order (Heavy duty Hotpoint). You pick up. (250)758-7354.

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MOVING SALE: Saturday, October 15th, 8am-1pm. 187 Wildlife Place.

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FRIENDLY FRANK 27â&#x20AC;? TV & stand (JVC), in good condition, $45. E-mail: sycwnanaimobc@gmail.com ENTERTAINMENT CABINET$35. 250-740-2783. FISKAR POLE Tree Pruner, extendible to 14â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, $50. Black & decker hedge trimmer, 16â&#x20AC;?, $39. 250-758-3410. FREE TRASH good working (250)585-7433.

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NANAIMO DOWNTOWN 3 bdrm,1.5 bath, on-site laundry. NS/NP. $900. 250-754-1547.

NEWLY RENOD 5Bdrm character home close downtown w/d, d/w $1500. 250-668-7462

NANAIMO (DOWNTOWN) ocean view, furnished luxury, 1 bdrm w/den condo, 3 yrs old “Vivo Bldg” $975, inclds utils & underground parking. Call 250-510-6555.

CINNABAR- 2 BDRM, private entry, hydro, W/D incld. N/S, no partiers. $950. Avail now. 250-741-1049, 250-667-0886.

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

THIS HOME HAS IT ALL! This 16 year old custom built 3600 sqft, 3 storey home features 4 bdrms, 4 baths, fabulous kitchen, roomy living room, natural gas fireplace, master bdrm with 4 pce ensuite. Great rec room (31x14) in finished basement. Completely finished 40x57 deluxe shop with separate bath. Property is 2.26 gorgeous, well kept acres. Visit www.albernihomes4u.ca for more information on this “one of a kind” property. Asking $629,000 RE/MAX Mid Island Realty Port Alberni, B.C. John Stilinovic 250-724-4725 Toll Free 1-877-723-5660

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RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO BOWEN TERRACE- 1 bdrm, heat incld, sm pet ok. $675. Leave msg (250)245-8869. CLOSE TO downtown large self contained studio $600. Small pet ok. 250-668-7462 COUNTRY GARDENS, Central: 2bdrm, ground Level suite in 55+ complex. $825 inclds heat, covered prkg, in suite W/D. Close to bus & shopping. To view, Peter (250)616-2513.

N. NANAIMO: large, quiet 1 bdrm corner unit, 3rd floor, 4720 Uplands. Avail Nov 1. $775 mo. (250)741-4706.

NORTH NANAIMO Must see! Updated 2 bdrm Apt, new flooring. Near Country Club Mall. Avail now or Nov. 1. Quiet bldg, intercom entry, on-site manager. Free H/W, From $815.

Call 250-758-1246. OLD CITY: 1 & 2 bdrm, adult oriented, storage, NS/NP, $675-$775. 250-245-8413. OLD CITY Charm, unmatched, beautiful building. Fabulous style. Clean & quiet 2bdrm condo. 5 appli’s and fireplace. N/S, N/P. $850. (250)754-2207. 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 2bdrm or 3bdrm Duplex, 4yrs old. Very clean, 5 appls, private fenced yard. NS/NP. $750/$1200. 250-716-5812 HOSPITAL AREA$900+ utils, newly reno’d 2 bdrm duplex, D/W, W/D, microwave, covered parking, storage. NS/NP, Refs. (250)755-5121. NANAIMO- 3 bdrm duplex, nice, clean, new carpet, low maintenance yrd. Available Now. $950+ utils. NS/NP. (250)797-2411. NANAIMO- COZY 3 bdrm rancher style, large kitchen, private yard & patio, W/D, close to school & bus N/S. $1000+ utils. (250)758-9745. NANAIMO (Departure Bay)- 4 bdrms, 2 bath, 1800sq ft, sxs, 5 appls. RV parking. $1365. Avail Nov 1. 1-250-598-6034. NEAR VIU. 4 large bdrms, 2 baths, W/D, F/S. New paint, laminate floors. lrg backyard, carport, thermal windows. Near bus, schools. N/P. Ref’s. $1050. Avail. now. 250-7515257, 250-390-6852.

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DEPARTURE BAY, 2 bdrm Apt, ocean view, $600 mo + utils, hot water & covered prkg incl’d, avail immed. Call 250756-2101. DOWNTOWN: Lge 1B/R. Avail. Immed. N/P Ref’s. $650/m. Also avail. Bachelor apt. $550/m 729-1997 DOWNTOWN NANAIMO. 1bdrm. On-site laundry, parking NS/NP. $550. 250-754-1547. DOWNTOWN NANAIMO: Lge 2 B/R, 1 bath, private balcony/ocean view. N/P $750/M. 250-729-1997

Ocean & Harbour Views 55+ Building 2 Bdrm Suite Ladysmith 385 Davis Road

250-246-5688 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. 250-753-6656. NANAIMO3 BDRMS. Available Nov 1. Nice, clean, W/D. NS/NP. 1 yr lease req’d. (250)797-2411. NANAIMO DOWNTOWN- 2 bdrm ocean view, senior friendly, beautifully finished, secure prking, 6 appls, laundry rm. Refs & lease req’d. NS/NP. $1050/mo. 250-6184706, 250-591-8886.

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SHARED ACCOMMODATION COUNTRY CLUB Mall- 1 blk, 1 small room, priv ent, share kitchen/bath, utils incl’d, quiet, semi furn, $420. 250-668-2291 S. NANAIMO. 2 rooms, one furnished $450., one partial furnished $400. inclds utils, cable, internet. Suits mature person, optional lower rent for house & yard help. Mandatory SOBER LIVING house. Avail now. Call 250-740-0167.

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. C. NANAIMO, quiet area, new bsmt suite, 10 min walk to ammens, incls utils, N/S, N/P, No Parties, $700 mo. Avail Nov. 1. Call (250)751-8630. DEPARTURE BAY: 1b/r suite, private entry, priv. patio $750 utilities incl. 250-751-2405 HAMMOND BAY area: private 3bdrm, incl. internet/cable/utils /prking. $1050.(250)729-0074

COUNTRY CLUB Loft- Heritage House, Long Lake/mall 2 blks, new 700 sq ft open layout w/1 sm bdrm fits queen bed, sunken tub/slate tile, breakfast bar. $825mo + share utils, call 250-668-2291. LONG LAKE, 2 bdrm, 900 sq ft upper on Corunna Ave. near beach on Long Lake, 5 appls, nice deck, garden ok, N/S, N/P, Nov. 1, 250-667-1467. NANAIMO LAKES. Large Bach loft NS/NP. VIU - 15min drive $750. incl. 250-753-9365 S. WELLINGTON, 1000 sq ft 1bdrm suite above detached garage on 1 acre, W/D, hydro incl’d. $700 mo. N/S. Avail now. Call 250-755-1622.

TOWNHOUSES 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. UNIV. AREA 3bdrm 1.5 bath, 2 level cozy, clean townhouse, patio, w/d. N/S $950 +utils. Avail. Oct 15. 616-1539

TRANSPORTATION AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS

NANAIMO1 bdrm suite, newly reno’d, partly furnished close to VIU & downtown. $600 inclds hydro & cable. (250)618-7110.

SNOW TIRES (4) on rims, Model 17570R14, radials, tubeless, used 4 mths. $350. (250)758-3220.

NANAIMO (near VIU) 1 bdrm grd level bsmt suite. $700. (250)591-8339, 250-751-4791.

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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- (Norasea Rd) 1 bdrm, separate entrance, close to shops, $750 utils incld. NS/NP. 250-713-0861. S. NANAIMO- 1 bdrm, private, F/S, fenced yard, w/views, laundry. Pet ok. Nov 1. $595. Call collect, 1-250-388-7271. UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS Westwood lake area: bright 1 bdrm. F/S, D/W, wood stove. $775 incl. hydro, cbl, internet. Refs. Avail Nov 1. (250)754-1420.

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Assistance needed at annual Bite event The following are opportunities at Volunteer Nanaimo. For more information, please call 250-758-7121 or go online to www.volunteernanaimo.ca. Volunteer Nanaimo is located at Unit 3-2350 Labieux Rd. ◆ Theatre One – Help is needed for the Bite of Nanaimo, Oct. 21 at Beban Park. Activities include moving tables and chairs, clean up, separating recyclables and composting and busing. Times include 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 3-7 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. Please call Nadine at 250-754-7587 or e-mail info@theatreone.org. Nanaimo Organization of the Vision Impaired – A volunteer secretary is required to assist this organization to record minutes of monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of every month from 1:30-3:30 p.m until June at Maffeo Hall, 285 Prideaux St. Location is situated across the road from the downtown bus exchange. Please call Carolyn at 250-716-9053. Kiwanis Village – Volunteers are needed to serve on a board of directors to help guide and serve this agency. If you have leadership skills and have a passion to serve the needs of seniors in the community, please call Kathy Eliasen at 250-740-3689 or e-mail kathyelia-

VOLUNTEERS sen@kiwanisvillage.ca. Georgia Basin Ecological Assessment and Restoration Society – A volunteer with marketing experienc is needed to help with promoting the B.C. Purple Martin Recovery Program charity dinner and silent auction Nov. 12 at the Coast Bastion Inn. Anyone interested is asked to please call Charlene Lee at 250-758-2922 or e-mail gbears@island.net. Heart and Stroke Foundation – Three positions are required in preparation for February’s Heart Month campaign. Positions include volunteer leaders, volunteer recruiters and Heart Month canvassers. Please go to www. heartandstroke.ca/help for full details. For all positions, please visit Sarah Ward, community development coordinator, at 401495 Dunsmuir St. or call Marica Benvin at 250-754-5274. MS Society – Volunteers are required for various duties. Hours and days are flexible. For more information and/or to apply, please call Yvonne at 250-754-6321 or visit www.mssociety.ca/centralisland.

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HOMES FOR RENT 2BDRM, FULLY fenced yard. N/S, N/P. 64 Rainer St. $850/mo +DD. References required. 1 (250)753-2174 CEDAR, 4 bdrm house on acreage, $1200 mo + utils, avail Nov. 1, 250-722-3181. DOWNTOWN. CHARACTER 1-bdrm, ocean view, bright w/ woodwork, priv yard, NS/NP. $780 + util. 250-753-9365. 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. NANOOSE: FAM. home, reno’d, 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, 10mins to Nanaimo. Pets ok, on bus route. $1569. 250-947-5629.

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The best and biggest gourds in the pumpkin patch are going on display this weekend during the Vancouver Island Exhibition’s fourth annual Pumpkin Festival Sunday (Oct. 16). Every year pumpkin growers from across the province vie for the prize for heaviest pumpkin. Last year’s winning pumpkin weighed more than 453 kilograms. “The growers are all so proud of the pumpkins,” said Karen Streeter, VIEX vice-president and festival coordinator. Streeter said one of her favourite parts of the festival is when children’s eyes light up and they get excited to see the massive pumpkins. The event is from noon to 4 p.m. at the VIEX grounds at Beban Park. Admission is free. The family event features arts and crafts, a children’s costume contest, a farmers’ market, face painting and various activities. The costume contest begins at 2 p.m. at the agriplex. People can also carve a pumpkin for $6, which includes a free hayride. Without purchasing a pumpkin, the hay rides are $2. The Wellington school band will provide musical entertainment and Farmer Vicki and Daisy the Cow will thrill and delight children of all ages. For more information on the Pumpkin Festival, please call the VIEX at 250-758-3247 or go to www. nanaimopumpkinfestival.com. reporter3@nanaimobulletin.com

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