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The Nanaimo District Teachers’ Association is attempting to take its case against the superintendent’s class-size report to an arbitrator for a third time. Two different arbitrators have ruled that the union’s dispute with the district is not something that can be dealt with through the arbitration process. Between the two arbitrators’ decisions not to hear the case, the union took its case to the Supreme Court, but asked for an adjournment when an arbitrator’s ruling in another district led lawyers to believe the matter could be dealt with by an arbitrator after all. Now the NDTA and the B.C. Teachers’ Federation have taken the second arbitrator’s decision to the B.C. Court of Appeal and are asking that the decision be set aside and the matter referred to a new arbitrator. Derek DeGear, NDTA president, said the union believes the arbitrator’s decision not to hear the case – the ruling was that the matter had to do with the relationship between trustees and the superintendent and cannot be grieved by teachers – was incorrect. He said the report is a part of the process outlined in Bill 33, a process which teachers are involved in. ◆ See ‘ARBITRATION’ /4

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Paddlers want a louder voice on the Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival Society board and input on how the event progresses in the future. Ken McVay, a paddler, coach and prostate cancer survivor, was one of about 20 people who attended the society’s AGM Tuesday at the Ramada Inn. McVay said there is a lot of dissatisfaction in the paddling community about how the festival is being run. “The athletes felt they needed more input,” he said. McVay said a dragon boat advisory group was recently formed by coaches and stakeholders to address issues they say are holding the sport back, including the high profile of dragon boat festivals raising money for breast cancer. He said it’s difficult attracting men to the sport because of the connection and dragon

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She said it’s not an issue about supporting breast cancer survivors, adding that numerous pieces of equipment were purchased for the hospital for breast cancer treatment and early detection and with that equipment in place, it’s time to look at funding other areas. “We want to do as much as we can,” she said. “We love breast cancer survivors and have incredible respect for them.” She also said paddlers feel as if their needs aren’t being met in terms of addressing competition at the festival. Addison said dragon boating is one of the fastest growing water sports in the world and paddlers want to work to fundraise, but also raise the profile of the sport itself. Calls to Bob Buchanan, president of the Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival Society, weren’t returned by press time.

Lantzville council meets Thursday (Oct. 27) to determine if it will adopt controversial urban farming bylaws. Council will deliberate on the bylaws’ fate during a special council meeting, starting at 7 p.m. at the District of Lantzville office, located at 7192 Lantzville Rd. Council will consider if it will go to the third reading and final adoption of the zoning bylaws. Opponents say more time is needed to discuss the issue and the bylaws don’t serve the needs of the community. About 100 people attended the public hearing Tuesday at Costin Hall to comment on the issue. Lantzville resident Marjorie Stewart said the formation of the bylaws was done too quickly. She also disagrees with how residential zoning is being examined. She said the agriSTEWART ... cultural land reserve ‘process too was put aside to guarrushed’. antee the protection of the most fertile land, but that doesn’t mean farming can’t be done or isn’t permitted on residentially zoned land. “The disagreement is about the kind of diversity we want in Lantzville,” said Stewart. Andrew Mostad, who was on the committee tasked with making recommendations on the urban agriculture bylaws and is also running in the Nov. 19 election, said the proposals are too restrictive to address the needs of Lantzville. He said more time and more public consultation is needed. “Ideally, I’d like to see the bylaw scrapped entirely,” said Mostad. Coun. Warren Griffey, who was also on the urban farming recommendation committee, said he couldn’t comment on the bylaw because the public hearing process was closed and the issue was going before council for a vote. Mayor Colin Haime could not be reached before press time.

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Longlake Chateau retirement community is aiming to help veterans through a two-month fundraising campaign to benefit the Outward Bound Canada Veterans Program. The program helps returning servicemen and women readjust to life at home. Many, hardened by the realities of war, face depression, drug and alcohol abuse, failed personal relationships and unemployment as they struggle to readjust to civilian life. Longlake Chateau, at 3035 Ross Rd., will be hosting various fundraising events until Nov. 30. To learn more, please call 250-7561411.

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Arbitration sought Student designations a third time on a work in progress class-size report ◆ From /1 The union alleges that the superintendent’s annual class size report for trustees fails to include a rationale for all classrooms in the district with more than 30 students – the report gives two general reasons for oversize classrooms. The union wants a separate rationale for each oversized class. “Ultimately, it could have been solved if the board had provided more information on the class size reports,” said DeGear. But the report that trustees passed on to the Education Ministry two weeks ago contained no more information than previous reports, he added. DEGEAR There are 122.5 classes that exceed 30 students in the district this fall, up from 84 last fall. The report states that 104 of these classrooms are over the limit so the district can offer “a full array of programs and services”, and 18.5 are oversized because a larger grouping of students supports the needs of the program. Nanaimo school district officials did not have a comment on the appeal by press time. reporter@nanaimobulletin.com

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Nanaimo school officials are still determining how many students in the district qualify for extra funding this year for special needs designations. An audit last February resulted in the Ministry of Education pulling about $600,000 in funding for special needs students after the review found students were put in the wrong designation category, a piece of evidence was missing from their files or their designation was outdated. The audit resulted in the loss of roughly 30 education assistants. Bob Esliger, district principal of student s u p p o r t s e r v i c e s,

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of support workers is having huge impacts on classrooms this fall. He has launched an awareness campaign, with plans to lobby provincial gover nment officials, to try to get these positions restored. Derek DeGear, president of the Nanaimo District Teachers’ Association, said the loss of EAs this fall has exacerbated an already big problem in the district – continual underfunding from the province. “Everybody’s reporting that when you’re going to meet one [student’s] need, you see the ball being dropped on another [student’s] need,” he said. When an EA takes five or 10 minutes to help a student get started on his or her day in the morning, DeGear said there are sometimes two or three other students in the class who previously received support who are left struggling and it can disrupt the whole class if some students are not getting the support they need. editor@nanaimobulletin.com

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Treasure hunters Billy Freem, left, looks at the spot marked out by his metal detector as his friend Kel MacDonald churns the sand in the Bowen Park volleyball courts in a search for buried treasure. The men spent Tuesday morning riding around town to poke around in spots where people might have dropped valuable items over the summer.

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Parents, school trustee candidates and anyone else with bur ning questions for Nanaimo teachers are invited to attend a series of open houses at the union’s headquarters. Derek DeGear, president of the Nanaimo District Teachers’ Association, said union staff are inviting the public to come talk with them at the union office on Barons Road. The open houses began Tuesday and wrap up today (Oct. 27) from 3-6 p.m. A myriad of phone calls about teacher job action that union staff have fielded since the beginning of the school year partly prompted the open house, but DeGear said the event is to discuss any type of educational issues. “The agenda is determined by the people who come in,” said DeGear. “We have no problems with tough questions or deep discussions.” This week was

in other ways, said DeGear. The NDTA office is at 3137 Barons Rd. Please call 250-756-1237 for more information.

Due to the job action, formal parent-teacher meetings and report cards are not happening, but teachers are expected to communicate with parents

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Alex Campbell’s life celebrated The celebration of life for Thrifty Foods founder Alex Campbell takes place Sunday (Oct. 30) at the Victoria Conference Centre. The ceremony is open to the public. The space can accommodate nearly 2,000 people, but parking at the centre is limited. Campbell died at age 70 on Oct. 11 after a lengthy illness. He was born in Victoria and co-founded the grocery chain in 1977. He later championed many charitable causes, including the B.C. Cancer Foundation, and won many awards including the Order of B.C.

Results coming with green bins By putting food and kitchen waste in their green bins, Nanaimo households are saving landfill space, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and making their city and region a national leader in waste diversion. “Overall, households that joined the Green Bin Program in October have adjusted well to the changes in their collection service,” said Gary Franssen, manager of sanitation and recycling. In 2012, it’s estimated city residents will reduce their per capita waste disposal to 354 kilograms and divert 70 per cent of their garbage, the lowest disposal rate and highest diversion rate in Canada. Households needing a new collection schedule or a list of materials accepted in green bins can go to www.nanaimo. ca or call 250-7585222.

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eople who find themselves mired in debt might not need a lawyer, just a little advice. Street Legal Nanaimo now runs free legal advice clinics for people struggling with debt and consumer issues. Clinics were started in early October by Clodagh O’Connell, Street Legal executive director. O’Connell is a recent University of Victoria law graduate who recognized a need for the clinics when she worked at Access Pro Bono in Nanaimo through the summer. The clinics, staffed by O’Connell and trained community advocates, are held Saturday mornings around a kitchen table and a pot of coffee, rather than across an office desk, to create a relaxed atmosphere. “In a legal setting, I think it’s pretty unique,” O’Connell said. “When you have debt trouble you need legal advice, information and you also need support. It’s professional advice, but the setting is informal and comfortable.” Street Legal Nanaimo

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Denice Barrie, Street Legal founder and board chairwoman, left, and Clodagh O’Connell, executive director, have pushed office desks aside to work with clients’ debt and consumer issues over a kitchen table and a cup of coffee to create a relaxed atmosphere during Street Legal Nanaimo’s free legal clinics.

– a non-profit organization founded last year by Nanaimo lawyer Denice Barrie – is the only group in the city offering free legal advice for debt issues. The clinics do not deal with bankruptcies or foreclosures, but are designed to help people understand their options and rights when dealing with banks

and collection agencies and negotiating debt repayment. “Every situation is unique, but we can let them know what their options are and then if they want help moving forward, dealing with creditors, sending letters to creditors. We also refer them on to other places.” If clients need a lawyer,

staff can refer them to the lawyer referral service or a pro bono legal clinic. O’Connell said most people simply need information and direction and the majority of clients want to pay their debts and do not come to the clinics looking for ways to avoid repayment. A high percentage of clients are seniors who have

fallen behind on utilities payments or are struggling with high property taxes. Other people have fallen victim to job loss and other economic factors beyond their control, which led to a downward debt spiral. “It’s something that just happens in life,” O’Connell said. “There shouldn’t be any blame or judgment attached. Most people run into debt issues at some point in their lives.” To be eligible for clinics, people must be living on a low to moderate income. The next debt clinic is scheduled for Saturday (Oct. 29), 10 a.m. at the Street Legal Nanaimo offices at 210 Milton St. For more information, please visit the organization’s website at www. streetlegalnanaimo.org. Street Legal Nanaimo also offers training for people who want to work with the organization as clinic advocates who are supervised by legal staff. The training is free and new sessions start in January. To learn more about becoming a clinic advocate, please contact O’Connell at info@ streetlegalnanaimo.org. photos@nanaimobulletin.com

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A blind venture into using social networking as a tool has turned into a success for the City of Nanaimo. A staffer in Nanaimo opened a Facebook page for the city two years ago as a way to connect with residents who were already

active on social networking sites. Last week, the city’s Facebook page surpassed the 4,000-member mark. “We started not quite knowing what we were getting into and it slowly built into a very powerful tool,” said Jason Birch, city senior application analyst. The city employs a Facebook page, Twitter and YouTube to connect with the public. Twitter is active and questions get responses almost immediately. The sites are monitored by

an existing staff member. They are used to showcase city initiatives, remind people about municipal tax deadlines, inform citizens about public works projects and promote parks and rec programs. And recently a contest was held that saw the parks and recreation department post three pictures on its Facebook page, with the public voting on one for the cover of the department’s fall active living guide. The city’s parks and recreation department also uses

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Gun registry should be kept If ever there was a campaign promise to be broken, it’s the federal Conservatives’ decision to scrap the long-gun registry. The government says it’s doing lawabiding Canadians and rural residents a favour by eliminating the controversial and expensive registry, and destroying all evidence of its existence so it can’t be easily resurrected. While the move (made now that the party GETTING finally has a majority in RID of Parliament) carries through registry a on a political promise, it’s political move starkly at odds with the that defies party’s own ‘tough-on-crime’ stance, which includes good logic. spending billions on new prisons to house small-time criminals who will receive big-time sentences. The main arguments against the registry are the cost (some $2 billion already spent to set up the system that can’t be recovered) and the fact it places an additional red-tape burden on law-abiding citizen (hardly onerous for deadly weapons, regardless of how they’re used). Let’s be clear on the questionable logic. The Conservatives are scrapping legislation they say was costly and ineffective, while at the same time enacting new crime legislation that necessitates massive spending on new jails even as the national crime rate continues to fall. Wasteful spending? Ineffective legislation? The Conservatives’ omnibus crime bill appears far more at fault. Furthermore, police across the country praise the registry as helping them do their job better, protect themselves and track down stolen firearms. They use it thousands of times each day. The gun registry was a massively expensive and complicated undertaking. Eliminating it and all evidence of its existence is a massive mistake.

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It’s a long road to ‘community living’ nurses, before staff agreed to work My first glimpse of B.C.’s care on the system that would replace it system for developmentally disa year later. abled people was as a teen in the Some patients did go back to early 1970s. their families, with support serMy grandfather brought me to his workplace, Tranquille “school.” vices. And today B.C. has a network of 700 group homes, essenThe Kamloops institution that tially smaller institutions. Their began life as a tuberculosis sanitorium in 1907 was by then converted provincewide union contract was just renewed under the B.C. govto warehouse a different group of ernment’s “net zero” society’s outcasts. wage mandate, with an Ambulatory inmateB.C. additional $18 million patients wearing lockedto enroll employees in VIEWS on football helmets dozens of contracted wandered the courtyard Tom Fletcher agencies to a pension of a sprawling prisonBlack Press plan for municipal hospital complex that employees. had its own fire station. Lobbying and court Tranquille would hit action have forced the headlines a decade expansion of provinlater, when Human cial services to those Resources Minister diagnosed with autism Grace McCarthy and fetal alcohol condiannounced that she was tions. People with Down enacting a plan, years in the making, to close such places. syndrome and other disabilities now live much longer, to the point Tranquille, with 323 inmate-pawhere some develop dementia as tients and 675 staff, would be first. well. All this is on top of the many A 1983 newspaper report previously independent seniors captured the mood: “Mentally developing dementia and other disretarded persons in institutions abling conditions. must not be ‘dumped back on the Stephanie Cadieux, the latest doorstep of their natural families’ minister of what is now called when these institutions are closed, Social Development, has asked for the executive director of the B.C. a multi-ministry examination of Association for the Mentally the adult care agency, Community Retarded warned Monday.” The B.C. Government Employees’ Living B.C. As CLBC’s budget rises past $710 million, there are serUnion began an occupation of vices from the health and children Tranquille buildings the next and families ministries going to day, expelling managers. The disabled people as well. sit-in lasted three weeks, joined The political focus has been on by Tranquille’s 120 psychiatric

CLBC’s closure of 65 group homes with only 200 residents, and its push for adult adoptions rather than institutions with shift workers. This is true “community living” that should be established where practical, with appropriate inspections. The NDP wants a moratorium on group home closures, even if they’re decrepit or mostly empty. It wants a backlog of 2,800 applications for new or increased service eliminated, apparently without any efficiency moves. It wants an “independent review” of CLBC followed by a full-time independent advocate for developmentally disabled people. Cadieux says CLBC’s internal service quality advocate has a high success rate resolving family complaints. A toll-free line has been set up to direct service issues to a new client support group. On Friday Cadieux announced that a bonus program for CLBC management has been terminated. “In a people-first organization like CLBC, an incentive plan based on targets and measures is, quite simply, not appropriate,” said a statement from the ministry. No targets or measures. As Premier Christy Clark was recently reminded on health care, even talk of defined cost control is too politically risky. ◆ Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Tennis club aims to run respectable restaurant To the Editor, Re: Tennis club, neighbourhood at deuce over land use issue, Oct. 22. Some people have expressed concern about increase in traffic that our restaurant brings to the neighbourhood. I would like to bring attention to additional causes in the traffic volume of the Westwood Lake area and express that our business will operate with utmost professionalism. Westwood Lake Road is the primary access road to Westwood Lake Park, beaches, and Westwood Lake Camping Ground. Arbot Road, where we are located, is also the main road to access a mobile home park, an RV campground and resort, the Westwood Lake Tennis Club, the Bethlehem Retreat Center, a parking lot for access to the lake, and the Mill Road neighbourhood. We truly believe that the 20-25 cars a night that our restaurant brings over a period of three hours is negligible. In the history of the Westwood Tennis Club (more than 30 years), never have the RCMP come to the premises for any sort of infraction, whether it be liquor intoxication, rowdiness, excessive noise or noncompliance with our liquor licence. I presently own, along with my wife, two other licensed establishments in our city with an impeccable record. We will operate this business at Westwood Lake with the same respect to our neighbours and clientele as we do the Wesley Street Café and the Café Bakery Mon Petit Choux. Gaetan Brousseau Nanaimo

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Recess an important aspect of well-being To the Editor, Re: Parents unhappy with rescheduled elementary recess, Oct. 22. Starting Oct. 31, School District 68 will be moving recess to the end of the elementary school day. This left me wondering about the nature and purpose of recess. As adults, recess is a period of time away from the task at hand: an interlude, a change of pace. It is a time to remove oneself from the tedium of your desk to stretch, walk around, get a cup

of coffee, or socialize with a colleague. It is unstructured, and it is fun. As a person who now works in an office environment which requires a high degree of concentration for significant periods of time, I do need time during the work day in which I can change the pace. It helps me to refocus and get through the day, while avoiding fatigue and burnout. Ask any adult – we need recess. With the removal of recess from our elementary schools, we

are about to witness children as young as four years old no longer able to engage in an unstructured and fun interlude. Elementary students will now be expected to engage in a structured environment for as long as three hours in the morning, take a 30-minute lunch break and work for a further two hours. Research has demonstrated that regular recess for children is not only good for their academic performance, but also for their social development and

classroom behaviour. When I, like many adults, reminisce on my schooling, I vividly recall my time on the playground. It was a time of play, exploration and fun. I continue to incorporate the idea of recess into my adult life. If we find recess to be a necessary component of our daily mental and physical well-being, shouldn’t we afford children that same opportunity? Justin Green NDTA first vice-president

Readers respond: Feedback on news items Corporate capitalism too good for too few To the Editor, Re: Too many people expect handouts from society, Letters, Oct. 25. There is an old fable about a few blind men describing an elephant by relating to a body part they have touched. So elephant was either like a rope (tail), a hose (trunk) or a column (leg). Many letters to the editor contributors are doing this time after time. They mean well, but still it is often amusing to tears to read some of that fragmented stuff. Presently the criticism is that the people in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street need to state in a sentence or two what they want. Or should we rather ask them what they do not want? To me it seems they are saying that all around the world most financial, judicial, moral, ecological and political norms and values are broken or spinning wildly. The corporate capitalism has created small elite of obscenely rich (one per cent) and has hurt or threatened the rest. It has corrupted all decency and perverted ideals of humanity. It fashions its wars and controls governments. The corporate capitalism is too good to a few to be good for all. So here is our elephant called the corporate capitalism and the masses trying to express their frustrations. Seems people are saying that they had enough of it and that they would gladly try

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doing without it. And that is a sentence, isn’t it? Zlatko Zvekich Nanaimo

‘Occupy’ participants urge others to wake up To the Editor, Re: Attitudes are main issue, Letters, Oct. 20. I’ve just read a couple of letters to the editor that miss the mark so badly regarding the Occupy Nanaimo movement which is a world wide phenomenon in sympathy with the U.S. Occupy Wall Street movement. People all over the world are finally waking up to and disgusted by the complete corruption of their respective governments by the rich and powerful one per cent. There is a class war going on as Warren Buffett has stated

between the rich and everyone else and we (the rich) are winning. These people who are finally standing up to power are merely reflecting in a peaceful way that the greed and corruption of unfettered capitalism powered by their almost total corruption of their respective government must come to an end for this planet and humanity to survive. We have no problems that cannot be resolved rather quickly but greed and corruption of the few stands in the way of the solutions. The reality is that we are all in this together, if we look up to or down at another person then we truly do not even have a clue who we are. Truth and love are really one thing, you can’t have truth without love nor love without truth. We are living in a reality that reflects lies not truth, cleverness not wisdom, selfishness not caring, duality not oneness. Mind without heart cannot long survive and as Eckhart Tolle wrote: “it’s time to evolve or die,” and these Occupy people are trying to say to the closed mind and heart, it’s time to wake up. Clyde Kaufman Nanaimo

Province up for sale and people benefit To the Editor, Re: Energy misspent on low priorities, Letters, Oct. 22. S. Brimble highlights concerns over the overcrowding of special needs children in the classrooms resulting in at least one teacher

from Duncan tearfully admitting that despite her best effort, she was unable to provide a proper education to her students. I wholeheartedly agree this is a high priority concern that has been ignored by government. Education is fundamental to understanding needs and direction for our future. This $1-billion government is wasting on the so-called smart meter program would fund those special needs children’s education and many other programs arrogantly ignored by this government. I urge your readers to inform themselves on the misguided criminal attempt at rewarding political insiders. There is no wasted energy here, just a commitment to keep what we have that is working well. Forget this new technology. Let’s keep the classroom sizes down like they used to be and stop back room deals. Past practice and old technology sometimes is best. If it isn’t broke, keep it. People seem quick at dismissing health concerns because they may not be electromagnetic sensitive themselves, but the reality is you don’t need to be electromagnetic sensitive to be negatively impacted by dumb meters. Benefactors of this technology infiltrate and corrupt governments. What happened to human rights and our constitution? B.C. is for sale and not for the benefit of its citizens. No trickledown effect here. Corporations and government get it all. Serge Vaillancourt Nanaimo

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Virus shows failure to protect salmon In 2007 and 2008, a virus wiped out millions of salmon on fish farms in Chile, slamming the country’s aquaculture industry with $2 billion in losses, farm and processing-plant closures, and layoffs of 2,000 workers. Now that same virus, infectious salmon anemia, has been found in wild salmon from B.C.’s Rivers Inlet. The virus normally affects Atlantic salmon, which is what most salmon farms on B.C.’s coast raise, but it can spread and mutate quickly. Scientists confirm that the virus found in the sockeye salmon from River’s Inlet was the European strain, which means it almost certainly came from a fish farm. We don’t yet know what its effect on Pacific sockeye salmon will be, but it could be catastrophic, especially considering all the other threats B.C.’s wild salmon are facing. There is no vaccine or treatment for infectious salmon anemia (which does not affect humans). Salmon are more than just a commodity; they are an integral part of West Coast ecosystems and culture. They provide food for marine predators and bears, eagles, and other animals along the rivers and lakes where they spawn.

will report to government at The nitrogen and other the end of June 2012. nutrients they bring from The David Suzuki the ocean are spread to the Foundation, as part of the coastal forests by animals Conservation Coalition repthat feed on the fish. resented by Ecojustice, subSalmon also provide a mitted recommendations on healthy source of nutrition Oct. 17. One of the coalition’s for people and have been an main conclusions was that important element of First we can’t protect Nations cultures wild salmon until for many generaSCIENCE we change the tions. Losing them way government would be devastatMATTERS and Fisheries and ing to local econoDavid Suzuki Oceans Canada mies and would with Faisal Moola operate. have a profound To begin, impact on coastal Fisheries and ecosystems. Oceans is charged Infectious salmon with promoting anemia is just the the fish-farming latest in a list of industry, which is threats identified absurd. It should during the Cohen focus on its primaCommission of ry mandate of using strong Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser science and monitoring and enforcement to conserve fish. River. It’s also one of several Canada has a strong conthat have been linked to open servation tool with its Wild net-pen fish farms. Salmon Policy. But even The problem of declining though it was released in salmon populations is obvi2005, it has yet to be impleously bigger than the sum mented. Without the policy, of its threats. Overfishing, and with conflicting manhabitat destruction, polludates and budget cutbacks, tion, and fish farms are all the DFO has not been able to issues that can only be dealt with by addressing the larger do its job properly. The government should structural challenges that plague fisheries management restore the independence and transparency of science by in Canada. re-establishing an indepenThe Cohen Commission is wrapping up its hearings and dent fisheries research board.

Instead of cutting budgets, it should provide money and resources to monitor and enforce regulations to protect fish and habitat. It could start by putting money now used to promote industry into science and conservation. The government should also address major threats to wild salmon by getting open net-cage salmon farms off wild salmon migration routes and making sure endangered stocks are not overfished. But that’s just a start. We need to move from open net-pen fish farming to closed-containment systems that eliminate interaction between farmed and wild salmon. The government should also do more to confront climate change, which will have an impact on salmon and all marine species. The problems may seem overwhelming, but with strong policies and regulations, adequate resources, and a Fisheries and Oceans department focused on protecting fish, we can start to address them. ◆ Written with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation aquatic biologist Jeffery Young. www.davidsuzuki.org

Low-barrier furor based on fear of the unknown To the Editor, I have been reading with interest and concern the letters and editorials surrounding the low-barrier housing issue in Nanaimo. It seems to me that there is much furor totally based on fear of the unknown and a lot of assumptions as to what “might happen� if the low-barrier housing project goes ahead. When we allow fear to rule we debase ourselves as a society. Author Joan Chittister says, “Courage is not the lost part of ourselves; it is the hidden part of ourselves that only fear can energize. Fear is not the opposite of courage. Fear is the catalyst of courage.� I work with people in addictions and see tremendous courage as they struggle against huge obstacles to manage their disease. It could be you or me or our children who are “down on their luck�. Surely as a compassionate society we need to face our fears and use them as a catalyst of courage and give these people a chance. Low-barrier housing is a step in that direction. Let’s give it a chance. Marian Lord Nanaimo What do you think? Give us your comments by fax at 250-753-0788 or by e-mail: editor@nanaimobulletin.com. Be sure to spell out your first and last names.

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Transparency questions Island rail line promised to run ‘in perpetuity’ in city’s contract awards To the Editor, Re: Ship shape, Oct. 22. With the newspapers full of congratulatory stories on Seaspan’s successful bid to bring $8 billion in naval and coast guard construction work to B.C. shipyards, including Nanaimo’s, it’s worth noting that the outcome was based strictly on merit within the publicly-stated terms of competition. Individual bids were known only by code designation to the adjudicators and the entire process was supervised by two reputable private firms to ensure fairness. Contrast that laudatory situation with the recent decision taken by city council to award a contract of $12 million for an annex office building without a call for tenders, as is normally required by the city’s purchasing policy guidelines. Council made this decision in camera and it therefore remains shrouded in secrecy. However, a senior member of staff was permitted to inform the press that “proposals� had been solicited for the project so that the “magic� of the private sector could be put to work to provide the best possible outcome. That this was the best outcome for senior city staff, who will soon occupy a facility to their liking rather than be forced to live with the more chancy outcome of a tendering process – or, heaven forbid, be obliged to get by with a substantially less costly earthquakeproofing retrofit of their present facility – cannot be denied. And it’s certainly a wonderful

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deal for the Windley corporate interests which, not for the first time, have been handed a city contract without benefit of competition. But the taxpayer will never know whether this deal makes sense. Indeed, that a senior member of staff would advance such a patently silly, self-serving explanation should caution councillors who supported the deal that things just aren’t as they should be at city hall, despite some much welcome improvements in a number of areas under the present mayor’s watch. In this year’s election anyone who cares about our tax rates – which are among the highest of comparable communities in B.C. – should support candidates who will “walk the walk� on openness, transparency and accountability when it comes to spending our hard-earned money. Eric Ricker Naniamo

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Lighthouse Bistro cook Aleda Quadfass, left, and head chef Jason Harbo placed second in the seafood category for their cedar plank salmon with creamed leeks and salmon caviar at the 19th Annual Bite of Nanaimo Friday. ROY OSTLING

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From the lines at food and drink purveyor booths to heads bowed over plates of scrumptious portions of skilfully prepared dishes, the Bite of Nanaimo was a culinary success story. Along with showcasing Nanaimo’s diverse dining experiences, proceeds from the event – nearly $18,000 – help fund Theatre One: Nanaimo’s Professional Theatre Company. Billed as the city’s Gourmet Food Festival, the 19th annual Bite attracted a near sell-out crowd of 875 foodies. Among the meat dish favourites was a Montana Cookhouse plate of barbecued ribs, served with house-made coleslaw and corn bread, which won the Best Meat or Poultry prize. For seafood, Acme Food Co.’s sushi was voted Best

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and imagination. The university’s palmier (palm-leaf or heart-shaped) pastries and gateaux parisienne or French-style chocolate cake, helped the team earn the Best Sweet prize. Mayes transforms the comfort food cupcake baked at her Fitzwilliam St. shop into something that belongs on a gourmet restaurant’s dessert table. For the “Bite” she topped her caramel, chocolate macaroon, pumpkin pie and Nanaimo bar cupcakes with organic candied crab apples. Bite organizers and EnviroCore Recycling helped make the event easy on the landfill – compostable food and soiled paper waste, along with paper, metal, and glass recyclables were collected in designated bins for local processing. For a full list of winners and information on the upcoming Theatre One season, please visit www.theatreone.org.

School trustees on the business committee have created an annual work plan to ensure there is predictability and order to the committee’s work. David Murchie, committee chairman, said he suggested a schedule so issues do not fall under the radar and topics are discussed at appropriate times of the year. For example, the plan states that program or initiative reviews will be discussed in November because making a motion to review a program in May is too late in the year, as staff and trustees are in the middle of budget discussions followed by the summer break. The plan also outlines when the committee should receive certain reports from staff, such as enrolment numbers, budget forecasts and the district’s capital plan. “For trustees, you know when you’ re going to get information, when to make motions,” Murchie

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The B.C. government has revamped its tourism marketing strategy to focus on areas of strength, with a more modest growth target than the one set before the 2010 Olympics. Premier Christy Clark announced a new five-year strategy at a tourism industry conference in Victoria Tuesday. Its goal is to increase B.C. tourism revenues five per cent each year until 2015, rather than doubling tourism by that time as was ambitiously projected before the Olympics. “It recognizes that the world economy is in rough shape, and I think we need to be more real about the goals that we set,” Clark told reporters after the speech. The strategy focuses on eight kinds of tourism where B.C. has an advantage: touring vacations, city experiences, skiing and snowboarding, aboriginal tourism, conventions and outdoor adventure-ecotourism. “It’s a switch from promoting B.C. generically to promoting specific activities, the reasons why people come to British Columbia,” said Pat Bell, minister of jobs, tourism and innovation. This winter’s ski promotion has a budget of $1.1 million, half of which will go to advertising in Ontario. The rest will be shared

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Jane Saunders, a music teacher at Ladysmith’s Ecole Davis Road Elementary School, was surprised with a Day Made Better award from Grand and Toy on Oct. 4. She shared her award and her $1,500 of school supplies with some of her students.

Teacher’s efforts earn recognition BY NIOMI PEARSON BLACK PRESS

A music teacher’s dedication to her students and her fellow colleagues was rewarded with more than $1,500 in school supplies. Jane Saunders, of Ladysmith’s Ecole Davis Road Elementary School, was one of 17 teachers across Canada to receive a surprise visit from the ‘A Day Made Better’ program earlier this month. The Grand and Toy campaign, in its third year, awards exceptional teachers (kindergarten to Grade 8) who go the extra mile in the classroom. Saunders, a Nanaimo resident, was surprised with the presentation at a special school assembly where Grand and Toy employees Ken Harasyn and Dana Way presented a large box full of creative school supplies, including a $500 ergonomic chair from Safco. Way said the supplies are provided to offset costs that teachers might take on themselves so they can focus on the wonderful work they do. “Statistically, they say most teach-

ers spend about $500 of their own money per school year on supplies for their classroom,” Way said. Saunders was nominated for the award by Darleen Michell, a former administrative assistant at the school. Her entry was selected from 47 nominations, a record number for the company. In her nomination, Michell wrote that Saunders teaches young minds the importance and beauty of music, all the while making the learning experience fun. When not teaching, Saunders is hard at work putting on presentations, Christmas concerts, teaching choir and organizing other performances at the school. After the ceremony, a tearful Saunders said she felt honoured both by the award and the fortune of being in a career she enjoys every day. “I’m overwhelmed,” said Saunders, who has taught at Ecole Davis for more than eight years. “We have a lovely camaraderie here in the staff and any one of us could have got this award really. I don’t know why they picked me.” editor@nanaimobulletin.com

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Campaign buys coats, blankets A Nanaimo business is celebrating its third anniversary by helping the community’s less fortunate. Tru Spa Institute of Aesthetics is kicking off its seasonal Warming up Nanaimo campaign Nov. 10 with 30 per cent of all sales from services going toward the purchase of blankets and coats for those in need this winter. The campaign continues until Dec. 16 with 10 per cent of all Christmas packages sold going to help with the coat and blanket purchases. For more information, please call 250-5911874 or e-mail yolanda. truspa@shaw.ca.


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Art shares environmental message BY BRUCE PATTERSON

The shimmering replicas of jellyfish may look fanciful but Vancouver Island University biology and art student Emily Rigney makes a serious statement with her sculpture created from shoreline trash. “I live near the

Pacific Biological Station and spend a lot of time on the beach. There is so much garbage, it’s astounding,” Rigney said. Rigney, a fourthyear student at VIU, is majoring in biology with a minor in visual arts. Her latest arts assignment gave her a chance to combine her

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how easily garbage can look like jellyfish to humans. One can imagine how deceptive it can be to sea animals,” Rigney said. Sea turtles, tuna, shark, swordfish and at least one species of Pacific salmon (chum) feed on jellyfish and they can easily mistake a floating bag for a jellyfish. According to the Californiabased Sea Turtle Restoration Project, plastic marine debris kills 100,000 marine animals each year. The toll on birds is even greater. “Emily’s sculpture is an excellent demonstration of how current issues in science affect artists,” said Fran Benton, VIU art and design professor. “Emily has carefully constructed the jellyfish out of materials that are the opposite of what we usually use in sculpture. Rather than glass, bronze, or wood, she has meticulously crafted the work from pop bottles. Her use of the bottles is humor-

ous but reminds us of the fragility of the marine environment and the dangers human culture poses to it.” Rigney’s sculpture will be displayed at VIU’s new Deep Bay Marine Field Station. Rigney worked at the field station last summer on a research project aimed at restoring the Olympic oyster population in Baynes Sound. “It is estimated that a staggering six million tons of trash enter the world’s oceans every year,” said Brian Kingzett, field station manager, who supervised Emily during her summer science position. “Emily’s evocative sculpture is an impressive way of engaging in this dialogue.” While her jellyfish project is complete, Rigney continues to collect garbage washed up on the shoreline of Nanaimo. “Every day, there’s a garbage bag full to pick up.”

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Children’s group racks up another award The awards continue to pile up for Gabriola’s children’s entertainers The Kerplunks. The quartet earned a Western Canadian Music Award for Chil-

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the ceremony. The 10-song DVD, which will be released early next year, features a song commissioned by the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of B.C. about technology. The Kerplunks earned three consecutive Juno Award nominations, along with a previous Western Canadian award win in 2008. “We always strive to produce music that won’t drive parents nuts, while maintaining the goofy factor essential for good kids’ music,” said Dinah D. For more information, please visit www. thekerplunks.com.

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Part social commentary, part emotional exposĂŠ, and full of tongue-in-cheek humour, Carla Stein’s new acrylic series, A Gesture of Pears, explores body language, the unspoken component of human communication. Each painting uses pears as stand-ins for human subjects and looks at postures which suggest emotions such as love, pride, envy and suspicion. The pieces are hallmarked by intense colour and bold brushwork. Some pieces also incorporate palette knife work and sgraffito (scratching into the paint). “I chose to use various varieties of pears in order to keep the focus on movement and gesture rather than on personality,â€? Stein said. “Pears have versatile shapes and contours. I think that’s one of the reasons many artists have chosen to paint them. They can also be very sexy, without being sexual. “I have an affinity for surrealism and fantasy, so it was fun to create compositions with fruit that moved away from traditional still life.â€? Stein was born in Chicago, Ill., and immigrated to Ontario in 1975. She lived in four Canadian provinces and currently resides with her family in Nanaimo.

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MARTINA GOVEDNIK brings touring show to Nanaimo.

Opera singer Martina Govednik completed a tour of Europe singing the classics of Mozart, Rossini, Schumann and Rachmaninoff. She performs her Tales of Love in Seven Languages concert for Nanaimo audiences Sunday (Oct. 30) at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, on Chapel Street in downtown Nanaimo, accompanied by Donna Falconer. The program is a selection of operatic and song selections in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian and Serbian Govednik began her opera career in 2009 when she debuted in the title role of Carmen in an opera production which toured

Germany, France and Poland. Based in Montreal, Govednik was born in Belgrade, Serbia, into a musical family. Her mother is a violinist, and father Anton, a former composer and conductor at the Belgrade Conservatory of Music. Govednik completed her master’s degree in voice at McGill University and has performed extensively in Quebec with Opera McGill, OpÊra de Saguenay, OpÊra de Rimouski, McGill Symphony and McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble. Falconer relocated from Vancouver to Nanaimo after many years of celebrating a successful performing career and operating a teaching studio. She was on faculty as a pianist and vocal coach at UBC and the Vancouver Academy of Music. The concert begins at 3 p.m. Tickets $20; $15/students at the door.

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Play includes focus on worker pride in all occupations ◆ From /19 It also highlights so-called menial work and how people take pride in whatever they do. “There’s a lot of talk about pride in this play,” March said. As Emmett learns the job, he sees that his co-workers have ambitions and goals, too, but they might differ from his own. He leads the workers to establish their rights with the restaurant owner. “There’s elements of class warfare in there,” Swanson said.

Swanson, who lives in Vancouver, is commuting between the two cities as actor in The Dishwashers and director in a production on the Lower Mainland. Swanson attended Vancouver Island University and finished his schooling at Simon Fraser University. Growing up in Nanaimo, he was heavily involved in not only theatre – performing with Nanaimo Theatre Group, on Gabriola with Antony Holland and at John Barsby high school

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EVENTS MAD HATTER TEA PARTY Tiger Lily Events hosts fundraiser for Crimson Coast Dance Society at Mon Petit Choux on Friday (Oct. 28), 3-5:30 p.m. Tickets $25; $15/children. Costumes encouraged. SHANE KOYCZAN and the Short Story Long perform at the Port Theatre Saturday (Oct. 29) at 8 p.m. Tickets $36; $31/members; $15/students. Call 250-754-8550.

Naughty and Spice Burlesque at Nanaimo Centre Stage Saturday (Oct. 29). Doors 7 p.m. Tickets $20 at Black and Blue Tattoo, Woodgrove lotto booth and the Clubhouse. HALLOWEEN BLUES BALL with David Gogo at Beban Park Saturday (Oct. 29). Fundraiser for Serauxmen Club and VI Raiders scholarship fund. Tickets $25. Call 250616-0716. STORYTIME FOR ADULTS at Harbourfront library Sunday (Oct. 30) at 1 p.m. ROCKY CULTURE CRAZE HORROR SHOW with gorelesque by Roxee Lee and Lalani Electrica at the Cambie Monday (Oct. 31) at 8:30 p.m. Tickets $12/advance at Culture Craze and the Cambie; $15/door.

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V.I. Raiders Dance Team members Madison Leigh, left, Tatiana Jahromi, Martina Knappett, Heather Mathieson, McRae Berrow and Karley Gill cheer on Nanaimo’s junior football team at a game earlier this season at Caledonia Park.

10 years, the Hilltops have won five national championships; the Raiders have won three. Saskatoon and Nanaimo played in last year’s Canadian Bowl in Saskatchewan, a game the home team won 34-23. “Losing to them last year left a nasty taste in some of our mouths, and getting them again is awesome,” said V.I. linebacker Ranji Atwall. “It kind of feels like the stars are aligned that we get

them back in Cali (Caledonia Park) so we’re really pumped about it. It’s going to be a hell of a game.” Both combatants are champions with an exclamation point this fall. The Raiders (12-0) won the B.C. title last weekend in a 44-0 shutout over the Langley Rams while the Hilltops (10-1) won the Prairie Football Conference crown in a 32-3 blowout of the Calgary Colts. “It’s going to be one of the most

entertaining games to watch,” said Mike Schaper, Raiders receiver. “Both teams have got high-calibre offences, very good defences, good special teams, so there’s guaranteed big plays on both sides of the ball.” If the football teams are evenly matched, then the little field on Wall Street might be a deciding factor. The Raiders have won 44 straight home games, a streak that dates back to 2005.

Graduating veteran Atwall will be playing his last game there and said he can’t explain the venue’s mystique. “Getting them on the grass, and the fall trees surrounding us, I think it’s going to be a really special moment for a lot of us…” he said. “We love playing there and we take a lot of pride playing in front of our fans and we don’t like to lose in front of them.” ◆ See ‘RAIDERS’ /B3

Quickfacts ◆ V.I. RAIDERS play the Saskatoon Hilltops Saturday (Oct. 29) at 1 p.m. in the Jostens Cup national semifinal. The winner goes to the Canadian Bowl in Ontario. ◆ TICKETS, $15, will be available at the gate. ◆ FANS ARE ASKED to wear black for the game.

Clippers wary of Grizzlies The Nanaimo Clippers were proud of their defensive efforts in their last game, a 2-0 win against the Chilliwack Chiefs. Now that defensive prowess will really be tested – the Clips face the Coastal Conference’s highest-scoring team, the Victoria Grizzlies, this Friday (Oct. 28) at Frank Crane Arena. The Grizz boast three of the league’s top point-getters in Wade Murphy, Jarryd Ten Vaanholt and Wesley Myron. “That’s going to be a major key, to shut their top line down,” said Kyle Kramer, Clippers alternate captain. “You’ve just got to be more aware and think defence first. Maybe you wouldn’t make a risk that you would against another line because their top guys are going to capitalize if the risk doesn’t work out.” Each team has won two games of the season series so far and all four games have been high-scoring affairs. GAME ON … The Clippers and the Grizzlies play Friday at 7 p.m. at Frank Crane Arena. It’s the first of four games in five days for Nanaimo … To read another article on the Clippers, please see page B7. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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season, the Mariners have been led offensively by transfer player Leanna Gildersleeve, who leads the Pacific Western Athletic Association in kills with 3.88 per game. Veteran Jacqueline Doleman is third in PacWest in blocks with 0.78 per game and rookie Alyssa Wolf is third in aces with 1.10 per game. The men are getting offence from Milo Warren, who has marked his return to college volleyball with 3.55 kills per game so far, fifth best in PacWest. Joe Holder is second in the conference in digs with 3.29 and Nigel Proch is the league leader in aces with 0.80 per game. GAME ON … The Mariners host the Douglas Royals this Friday (Oct. 28) and Saturday at the VIU gym. The women play at 6 p.m. Friday followed by the men at 7:45 p.m. Saturday’s rematches are slated for 1 p.m. and 2:45 p.m., respectively

VIU MARINERS women and men both perfect so far this season.

Vancouver Island University’s volleyball teams are off to a perfect start so far this season and they’re only getting better. The VIU Mariners women’s and men’s squads swept their matches on the road at Camosun College this past weekend in Victoria. The women’s M’s defeated the Chargers in straight sets on Friday, then took four games to win Saturday’s match. Scores were 25-15, 25-23, 25-20 and 26-24, 25-20, 16-25, 25-18. The men, meanwhile, needed five hard-fought games to win Friday, but won in straight games Saturday. Scores were 25-18, 18-25, 25-23, 22-25, 15-13 and then 25-22, 25-15, 25-23. Through the early stages of the

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Raiders, Hilltops build saga ◆ From /B1 Neither fifth-year Raider Ranji Atwall nor any of his teammates have ever lost at Caledonia Park, but they may have never hosted an opponent at the level of the Hilltops, either. Mike Schaper said Saturday’s contest is “another chapter in the Hilltops-Raiders saga” and could be the biggest game some of the Raiders play in their entire career. It’s like the national championship game has come early. No Eastern Canadian team has won the

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M’s women will bring toughness Technically, the postseason gets underway tomorrow (Oct. 28). But the VIU Mariners women’s soccer players have a head start – they’ve been in playoff mode the last half of the season. “We’ve been playing almost do-or-die soccer,” said Anup Kang, the team’s coach. “Three weeks ago we were sitting last in our pool and needed to get some results and the girls really stepped it up.” The Mariners (5-5-1) ended the regular season strongly this past weekend with a 1-1 tie against a Thompson Rivers University squad that is undefeated over its last 10 games. It shows the parity in the league, said Kang. Any one of the six teams in the playoffs could prevail. “We’ll be ready,” he said. “We’re playing some good soccer and we’re going to give it our best shot and with a bit of luck, we’ll come back with something around our necks.” GAME ON … The M’s women face Kwantlen on Friday to start provincials in Kelowna.

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Thompson Rivers WolfPack player Joseph Rose, left, and VIU Mariners opponent Davis Stupich push and shove during Sunday’s game at Mariner Field.

There’s nothing to suggest that the Vancouver Island University Mariners shouldn’t be heavy favourites heading into provincials. The men’s soccer M’s (8-0-3) are defending champs and they just wrapped up an undefeated season. (Their only loss was reversed on an ineligible-player sanction.) They’ll be an intimidating opponent for whichever team comes out of the quarter-finals at the Pacific Wester n Athletic Association championships this weekend (Oct. 28-30) in Kelowna. That intimidation factor might work in the Mariners’ favour, said coach Bill Merriman. “On the other [hand], I’ve been the underdog with a team before and it’s a big motivation,” he said.

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So the VIU team can’t be overconfident against the best competition the PacWest has to offer. “Every game that we play, anyone can win and there’s going to be tight games that we’re going to have at provincials and hopefully nationals,” said Jared Stephens, one of the team captains. “So we know we’ve got to stay humble and we’ve got to work. The moment we relax and think we’re going to take it, we’ll probably get kicked in the ass.” The M’s don’t intend to let that happen. More than any other team at provincials, VIU knows how to win. It takes work rate, said Stephens, greater speed of play, teamwork, desire and physicality. “We’re confident that we’re going to keep our work rate and we’re going to put that effort out there,” he said. “That’s the key to our team and as long as we stay with that and work as a team, we’ll do fine.” SOCCER TALK … To read an expanded version of this article, visit www.nanaimobulletin.com.

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The newest member of the Nanaimo Clippers will try to make up for lost time. Mason Blacklock, acquired last week from the Langley Rivermen in exchange for Brodie Jamieson, made his debut this past weekend in a win and a loss for the Clips. Blacklock wasn’t just getting used to a new team, he was getting used to game speed, too – the 17-year-old from White Rock had hardly played this month, awaiting a trade. “I just didn’t think I fit in well with the [Rivermen],” he said. “I’m really happy to be here in Nanaimo; I’ve loved it so far and I’m sure I’m going to like it even more each day.”

He was immediately thrown into the lineup last Friday against his former team with only limited practice time with the Clippers. “The first game I felt my timing was off a bit,” he said. “I definitely felt a lot better the second game. It’s still going to take a few more games for me to get back into it.” He’ll have to be a quick study and learn his new team’s systems of play. Blacklock said he’s familiar with some of the strategies, while others are brand-new. “You can watch other guys on the shifts before,” he said. “I was able to pick them up. I’ve still got some stuff to learn.” Blacklock has good size at 6-foot-1, 192 pounds, and good speed, too. He says he has offensive touch as a goal scorer or a playmaker, but to start, he’ll keep things simple. “They’re just looking for me to work hard, all-around.” sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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A HUGE BOUQUET to Dr. Cobus Smith. I greatly appreciate the patience and determination that you have displayed over the past year. Even though my knee isn’t quite there yet, I know it will be. Your support has lightened what could have been a very depressing situation. A BOUQUET OF PUMPKIN PIES to the VIEX Pumpkin Festival for supporting Wellington Band. A SWEET SMELLING BOUQUET OF GRATITUDE to Jason and the service department at Nanaimo Honda. They, by far, provide the best in customer service. I always drive away feeling that my business is appreciated and knowing that my car is safe. A BIG THANK YOU to the Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store for the suet feeder from the Georgia Basin Ecological Assessment and Restoration Society’s raffle. Now I’ll be feeding the birds, too. A 25-ROSE BOUQUET to all the past and present volunteers at Tourism Nanaimo. For the last 25 years you’ve helped make Nanaimo what it is today and your duties have not gone unnoticed. Thank you for all you have done for this community and this organization. KENNELS OF KUDOS to Dr. Brett Hayward – one of the best veterinarians we’ve ever met. Thank you so much for taking such good care of our little Maddie during her dental surgery. We have a brand new little dog with renewed energy and a great big smile. Your work ethic is beyond reproach.

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A BIG BOUQUET OF GRATITUDE to the father/daughter team at National Car Sales in Nanaimo. Thank you so much for taking the time to help us find a safe, reliable car we can depend on. We appreciate your excellent, down-toearth customer service. It made our decision to purchase very easy. We will definitely recommend you to family and friends. A BOUQUET OF MUSICAL NOTES to Janet at the Port Theatre. Thank you for the complimentary tickets. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated. A BIG BOUQUET OF KITTY KISSES AND PURRS to Dr. Langelier and staff of Island Veterinary Hospital from Allie, a Himalayan cat. Your kindness and compassion along with excellent dental care was much appreciated.

MANY THANKS to the Nanaimo News Bulletin. I was delighted to have your excellent paper delivered this week. MANY THANKS to the gentlemen at Stone Bros Auto Body Ltd. on Comox Road. They eliminated the white on a grey van. It looks great. A BEAUTIFUL BOUQUET to the lady and her daughter who stopped to help me when I fell recently.

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A WONDERFUL BOUQUET to Mike who works at Wal-Mart. He put my friend’s cart together when we were struggling with the wheels. He even went on two trips into the store for bolts. All this with a smile. A BOUQUET to the Nanaimo News Bulletin. Such great people to know and to work for. You get paid to exercise while meeting people and making friendships to last forever. From Sandy Brimacombe. TWO DOZEN YELLOW ROSES to my sisters in Beta Sigma Phi, Beta Nu Master chapter for the help they gave me with the Alzheimer’s coffee and muffin break. It was a great success. Thank you everyone for your donations ... much more than expected. A BIG BOUQUET OF FLOWERS to Laurie Gourlay as he is not afraid to show how much he loves his wife Jackie. Way to go.

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AN ITALIAN FEAST to Luke Francescutti at Home Appliance Services for fixing our fridge. The new custom-made gasket looks great. You keep our appliances working beautifully in keeping with the recycle, reduce and reuse motto. You are always friendly, knowledgeable, honest, prompt and tidy. We thank you and wish you all the success you deserve.

A BOUQUET of red roses to my husband for all the back massages, help with bike repairs and dinners. How lucky I am to have such a wonderful partner. A BOUQUET. As far as I am concerned, Steve Marshall Ford is one of the best businesses in town. I’m an older, low-income chap and if it wasn’t for this business, I would not be driving any car. A LONG OVERDUE BEEF to those who constantly find fault with the RCMP. Like all organizations involving humans, there are some officers who are more competent than others, but all of them are committed to upholding the law and the protection of the public. Members of the RCMP are the only people who stand between us and gangland tyranny. They are the people who willingly confront situations the rest of us would run away from. Recognition of this, and public appreciation of their bravery and dedication, is long past due. A BEEF to a local restaurant. My husband and I were seated one evening recently and your servers were too busy chatting to each other (three of them in our section) to serve us any food or beverages. After waiting 15 minutes, we left your establishment and will not be returning.

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A BEEF for the beefer who complained about people who thanked them for doing their job. What’s wrong with you? I work hard at my job and I am more than delighted when someone thanks me. A simple thank you can really brighten up a person’s day. A TALL BEEF to the customers in the grocery store who are constantly complaining about the height of the counters at the checkouts. Those women are standing there anywhere from five to eight hours and they need to adjust the counter to their liking to save their backs. You are there for five minutes, maybe a bit longer on a bad day. Stop badgering them. They have enough to put up from the public without people complaining about their body height. A FRUSTRATED BEEF to people who say one thing and then do another. It makes me so angry to hear someone criticize another person’s behaviour, then go and do something similar. Grow up. A BEEF. What a joke and an embarrassment to women when we hear reports that some women who have a baby are surprised, that they didn’t know they were pregnant until they gave birth. Give me a break. I can’t believe that. A BIG, JUICY T-BONE STEAK BEEF to some central Nanaimo residents. Don’t blame us for living in a bad neighbourhood. What goes around comes around. Take your anger out someplace else. And keep your mitts off our cat. A BEEF to the people “occupying” the Diana Krall Plaza in downtown Nanaimo. There may not be jobs to your liking, but there are jobs to be had (minimum wages often lead to maximum wages). Nobody owes you a living. With your mindset, you contribute nothing. A PILE OF MANURE to the people responsible for spraying sewage sludge four inches deep on the mountain bike trails off Doumont Road.

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Peter Sinclair, executive director of Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank, left, accepts a curling rock full of cash totalling $250, as well as food donations raised by Nanaimo Curling Club members from Denise Wood, club manager.

Little runners Charlotte Neufeld, left, Kimiah Jean-Louis, Rÿkr LaPointe, Cadence Knighton, Deacon Hills, Hunter Bruce, Connor Blackburn, Max Bischoff, Isaiah Kurt and Amber McLeod of Nanaimo’s Integrated Childcare Centre took part in the Little Fox Run last month, raising $50 for the Terry Fox Foundation.

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Thanks to the hard work of dedicated volunteers, the Radio Malaspina Society’s CHLY 101.7 FM continues strong after 10 years of alternative radio broadcasting. The society is now looking for listener financial support to help keep the radio station going for the next 10 years. The drive happens each spring and fall, providing most of the society’s

gram manager, said the work on the transmitter will put CHLY back at full power for the next 10 years or more. “The next 10 years will be both exciting and challenging times for radio in Canada, as digital broadcasting continues to expand,” he said. “What this means is that the possibility of having multiple signals broadcast on the same 101.7 FM frequency becomes more of a reality every day.” Anyone interested in making a pledge can call 250-7401017 or visit www.chly.ca.

funding. This fall, CHLY is aiming to raise $30,000 during its fundraising week (Oct.23-29) with volunteer programmers asking their listening audiences for a contribution. More than 100 volunteers are also hitting the streets, urging community members to support the station. The society has purchased a 350 watt back-up transmitter, allowing plans to move forward to repair its main (2,000 watt) transmitter that is only running at half power. Dylan Perry, CHLY pro-

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Musicians jam for food bank A music jam and meat draw at the Arlington Pub hopes to raise both awareness and money for the Nanoose Bay Community Cupboard food bank. The event runs Sunday (Oct. 30) from 3-7 p.m. There is no cover charge for the event, but patrons are asked bring a non-perishable food item to donate.

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Event supports Child Haven The founders of Child Haven International are visiting Nanaimo to raise money and awareness for the organization. Founders Fred and Bonnie Cappuccino, both recipients of the Order of Canada and the UNESCO prize for teaching human rights, will speak at the First Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo, 595 Townsite Rd., on Oct. 29 during the Sojourn to India event. People can purchase exotic and handmade items from India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Tibet during the fundraising bazaar held from 1-3 p.m. Fred Cappuccino speaks at 2 p.m. For more information, please call 250-758-7532.

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Hallberg WorkSafeBC, Vancouver Island is offering free educational presentations to discuss and review with employers and workers the challenges of working at heights, and to learn about health and safety best practices. The sessions will provide the participants with a clear understanding of the responsibilities and legal requirements of working at heights on Construction worksites, by touching on applicable sections of the Workers Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. We will also look at the process of accurately assessing the hazards and planning the work so that the health and safety of workers is properly addressed. The sessions are planned as follows: Tuesday, November 1st â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Port Hardy, sessions are 2:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9:00 p.m. Quarterdeck Hotel â&#x20AC;&#x201C; meeting room 6555 Hardy Bay Road, Port Hardy BC Wednesday, November 2nd â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Campbell River, sessions are 2:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9:00 p.m. The Coast Discovery Inn & Marina The Texada Room â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 975 Shoppers Row, Campbell River Thursday, November 3rd â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Courtenay/Comox, sessions are 2:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9:00 p.m. Native Sons Hall â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lower level 360 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, BC Wednesday, November 9th â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Powell River, sessions are 2:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9:00 p.m. Powell River Town Centre Hotel â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Malaspina Room 4660 Joyce Avenue, Powell River BC Tuesday, November 15th â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Ucluelet, sessions are 2:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9:00 p.m. Ucluelet Community Centre, 500 Matterson Drive Wednesday, November 16th -Port Alberni, sessions are 2:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9:00 p.m. Coast Hospitality Inn in Port Alberni, 3835 Redford St, Thursday, November 17th â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Nanaimo, sessions are 2:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9:00 p.m. Coast Bastion Inn, 11 Bastion Street, Nanaimo, BC Tuesday, November 22nd â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Duncan, sessions are 2:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9:00 p.m. Travelodge Duncan, 140 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan BC Wednesday, November 23rd â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Victoria, sessions are 2:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9:00 p.m. Comfort Hotel & Conference Centre- Topaz Room 3020 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC Reserve your space at one of these sessions, by responding to diane.heatley@worksafebc.com or by phone at 1-800-663-7382 local 8765 Mark Peebles Regional Prevention Managers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Vancouver Island, WES Division, WorkSafeBC

Kenneth Abner (Ken) December 19, 1914 ~ October 19, 2011 Ken passed away early October 19, 2011, at the age of 96, at NRGH Emergency after suffering a heart attack. He is survived by his son, Ken (Jacqui); his son, Earl; two grandchildren: Kenneth and Nicole, and great granddaughters: Kristin and Tianna Kane. He was born near Ladysmith, December 19, 1914. Youthful adventures included gold panning, trapping, hunting and logging. The depression caused moves to many locations and 13 schools in just 6 years. At the age of 14 he began a long and successful career in the logging industry, from cutting wood for steam engines to High Rigger to Superintendent, eventually retiring as Divisional Manager. In 1940 Ken married Babe, his wife of 62 years. Babe passed away December 2001. They began life together on a ďŹ&#x201A;oat house at Camp 6 (Caycuse) and later moved to a house on land, in Caycuse, where they raised two sons. After retirement he enjoyed travel, golf, bridge and living at their Nanaimo home. Ken & his bridge partner won gold medals at the 1994 BC Seniors Games in Cranbrook. He continued to play at bridge games, often 3 times a week. His golďŹ ng never achieved any medals but he had great partners and enjoyed every moment of it. Ken enjoyed good health and still drove, gardened, golfed, cooked and maintained his home. At age 94 he began writing â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ken Hallberg An Autobiography.â&#x20AC;? Since the ďŹ rst printing, April 2010, he had sold or distributed 460 books and had just ordered more. Ken will be fondly missed by family and friends. A gathering to celebrate his life is planned for October 29, 2011 at The Coast Bastion Hotel, Nanaimo, B.C. at 2:00 pm. Sands ~ Nanaimo 250.753.2032


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RDN AGRICULTURAL AREA PLAN Open Houses in Cedar and Errington Join the Conversation About Food and Agriculture in Your Community The Regional District of Nanaimo is pleased to invite residents to the Agricultural Area Plan Open Houses to be held in Cedar and Errington (details below). These events will provide farmers, food producers and consumers with the opportunity to give their input on how they see the future of agriculture and food production in the region and help identify the challenges, constraints and opportunities to strengthen local farming.

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For more information please visit the project website at www.growingourfuture.ca g g , email to agriculture@rdn.bc.ca g , or call Lainya Rowett, Seniors Planner, Regional District of Nanaimo, 250-390-6510 or Toll Free 1-877-607-4111.

VIDA MIA ~ Hair Salon & Day Spa Looking for Hairstylists and Estheticians to join our team. Resumes can be dropped at: 3396 Norwell Dr., Nanaimo or email: fanny_usanahealth @hotmail.com to make an appointment.

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. BURGER KING Nanaimo is looking for Cashiers & Sales Associates. F/T - P/T. $9 - $13 P/H depending on exp. & availability. Apply in person at 1150 Terminal Ave or Fax resume to 250-754-7134.

BARTENDERS & SERVERS, experienced, P/T or F/T, Please call 250-468-1735. EXPERIENCED LINE Cooks & Servers needed for fast paced restaurant. Food Safe required. Reply: c/o Nanaimo News Bulletin, 777 Poplar St, Nanaimo, V9S 2H7 File #360 Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following job: Heavy Duty Mechanic. Details can be seen at http://hdlogging.com/ Fax resume to 250-287-9259

LIGHTING SALES ASSOCIATE Mclaren Lighting has an immediate opening for a retail sales person. We are looking for someone with sales experience, a good work ethic and a willingness to learn. Electrical knowledge is not a prerequisite and we offer hands on training in all aspects of the business. This is a F/T position with a competitive salary and a full benefits package. Drop off resume in person at: 2520 Bowen Rd. Nanaimo

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ENSEIGNANT(E)S ET AIDES PÉDAGOGIQUES RECHERCHÉ(E)S L’école Océane à Nanaimo recherche des Enseignants et des Aides Pédagogiques. Si vous étes intéressé(e)s et possédez les qualifications nécessaires, veuillez communiquer avec Annie Bédard, Directrice, au courriel suivant: annie_bedard@csf.bc.ca Tel: (250)714-0761 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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Love where you work… …at Vancouver Island University. Consider becoming a part of our team; applications are being accepted for the following positions in the Faculty of Management:

Human Resource Management Instructor Competition #11-4048, closes Nov. 2 Recreation & Tourism and Hospitality Instructors Competition #11-4047, closes Nov. 2 Visit viu.ca/HumanResources/postings for more information on these and other employment opportunities.

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The Lemare Group is currently seeking a full time ticketed welder for the North Vancouver Island area. Union wages. Fax resume to 250-956-4888 or email: office@lemare.ca.

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VICTORIA- RESIDENT Manager couple for 70+ unit building. Minor maintenance/upkeep & rental. Competitive wage, Benefits (health etc.) Flexible start date. Locally based business. Fax 250-9205437.

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

GRANDE PRAIRIE Regional College has an exciting opportunity for a Beekeeping Instructor to teach courses in the recently announced Commercial Beekeeping program located in Fairview, Alberta. This program includes classroom study combined with a handson practicum. For more information visit our website at www.gprc.ab.ca/careers.

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TRAVEL AGENCY MANAGER Travel Agency Manager with travel consultancy experience required for our Nanaimo office. Excellent remuneration and benefits package. Email resume to: penny@aroundtheworldtravel.ca

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

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The RDN Recreation and Parks Department is requesting proposals for a summer basketball camp, focused on skill development and recreational play, for a three year period from 2012-2014. Written proposals will be accepted up to 4:00 pm, Thursday November 10, 2011. Please submit to Senior Secretary, Oceanside Place, 830 West Island Highway Parksville, BC, V9P 2X4. Please view the Full tender Document www.rdn.bc.ca under Notices, or phone 250-248-3252 and speak to Judith Koeleman. TRADES, TECHNICAL

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

SMS Equipment is now hiring Apprentice and Journeyman Off-Road Mechanics in Grande Prairie, AB!

AGILE HOME REPAIR & Improvement. Fully insured, interior/exterior repairs and upgrades. Ian 250-714-8800.

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

Vancouver Island Painting

FRIDGE, OLDER, good as 2 fridge, student, etc. 56”hx24”w $40. 250-758-1051.

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

NANAIMO RIVER Rd- 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 3 acres, pets ?, shop. $1200+ utils. (250)667-1203.

RENOVATE NOW! Expanding or renovating your home/bathroom/kitchen/basement? Roofing & finish carpentry also available. No job too small. Free estimates. Guaranteed/ Insured Richard 250-729-7809

BOXER PUPPIES- Excellent temperament/pedigree. Non registered, health tested parents available for viewing. 1250-336-8475. (Comox Valley) Serious enquiries only.

RENTALS

S. NANAIMO: 2bdrm upper house, bus route, fenced yard, $850. Refs, (604)848-5719.

Interior ~ Exterior FREE ESTIMATES.

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

MOVING & STORAGE 2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)753-6633.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

PLUMBING

RUBBISH REMOVAL FREE QUOTES, Large Truck: Rubbish Removal, yard waste etc. Same day service, starting $35.- $65/load + disposal fees. Moving, deliveries. Jason, 250-668-6851.

TELEPHONE SERVICES A PHONE Disconnected? We Can Help. Best Rates. Speedy Connections. Great Long Distance. Everyone Approved. Call Today. 1-877-852-1122. Protel Reconnect.

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ANTIQUES/VINTAGE VICTORIA TOY Show, Sunday, Oct 30. See “Coming Events” for more information.

FREE ITEMS FREE ENTERTAINMENT Cabinet for TV & VCR, shelve organizer for closet? You pick-up. 250-740-2783. FREE. WATER cooler, floor model, working well. 250-7560800.

CHEST FREEZER- 12 cubic ft, $90 obo. Call 250-7531829.

LARGE OAK desk, measures 66”x36”, 6 drawers, disassembles, $99 obo. (250)390-6861 NEW LARGE dog crate, $75. (250)758-9744. NUWAVE PRO infra-red confection oven, $50. (250)7537092. QUEEN SIZED box spring & mattress, $99. (250)754-5710. VELVET COVERED maple wood trimmed love seat, feminine appeal, in great shape $99. Call 250-751-8788.

FUEL/FIREWOOD

FRIDGE, apartment size. $88. (250)753-1075

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

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MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

COMPUTER DESK $15, pine kitchen table $25, ent. centre $15. Call (250)756-4745.

BUILDING SALE... Final clearance. “Rock bottom prices” 25 x 40 x 12 $7350. 30 x 60 x 15 $12,700. 35 x 70 x 16 $15,990. 40 x 80 x 16 $20,990. 47 x 100 x 18 $25,800. 60 x 140 x 20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. CAN’T GET Up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591.

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Kitchen Table: brown, (3.5’ wide; 5’ long) and 4, high back chairs, $75. (250)753-5328

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Healthcare is the #1 employer in n B.C.

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KING SIZED sheets, good condition, (2 mauve & 1 beige), $10 each. Call 250729-0444.

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DO-IT YOURSELF Steel Buildings priced to clear Make an offer! Ask about free delivery, most areas! Call for quick quote and free brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. GLASS DECKING, metal spacers and corners. Glass framed top and bottom. Call 250-741-9896. SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/ 400OT

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1600 DUFFERIN- 1 bdrm, $675. Ardent Properties www.ardentproperties.com (250)753-0881.

HOMES FOR RENT

COUNTRY GARDENS, Central: 2bdrm, ground Lvl in 55+ complex. $825 inclds heat, covered prkg, in suite W/D. Close to bus & shopping. To view Graham 250-714-8297. DOWNTOWN, 2 bdrm Apt, priv balcony, secure lobby & prkg, quiet bldg, strickly enforced, W/D incl’d, close to shopping and bus, N/P, N/S, no parties, refs req, 1 yr lease, $850 mo + utils, avail Nov. 4th or sooner, 250-756-0516. DOWNTOWN NANAIMO. 1bdrm. On-site laundry, parking NS/NP. $550. 250-754-1547. E11 430 STEWART- executive 1 bdrm, $900. Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com FULLY furnished condo in Parksville Resort. Full kitchen, gas fireplce, w/c d/w high speed internet n/c long term preferred $1050 month includes, hydro, phone cable. 250-954-8316 GORGEOUS DOWNTOWN Condo. Character building. 2bdrm, 5 appliances, WIFI, N/P, N/S $900. 250-754-2207

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

1728 WHITE BLOSSOM- executive 3 bdrm, $1800. Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

UVI, PRIVATE room & bath, priv ent, shared lndry & kitchen, hydro/heat incl’d, suitable for student or young working person, dam dep, ref’s, $425 mo. Call (250)754-8150.

1855 CRAIG- (Nanoose) 4 bdrms, $1375. Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

RV PADS

2071 BEL OAK- (Nanoose) 2 bdrms, $1275. Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 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.

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NANOOSE BAY- private RV pad on acreage, laundry, storage. $500 inclusive. Call (250)468-7029.

SHARED ACCOMMODATION FURNISHED HOME in quiet neighborhood. Walking distance to VIU. Inclds Hydro, W/D. $500. (250)754-2734. UNIVERSITY VILLAGE, unfurn’d room, shared kitchen & bath, lndry & utils incl’d with wi-fi, senior preferred, avail immed, $425, 250-753-4036.

AUCTIONS

COOMBS,, BC SUNDAY, OCT 30TH, 1PM

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

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

Call 250-758-1246.

CHEMAINUS MURAL Tour business. Includes all equipment and horses. Storage and horse boarding available to correct buyer. $35,000. Call (250)246-5055.

PRIVATE RENTAL, fully furnished condo in a Parksville Resort. Full kitchen, gas fireplace, w/d, d/w high speed internet free, long term preferred. $1050 month includes, hydro, phone, cable. 250-9548316

Call: 1-250-616-9053

1670 CRESCENT VIEW- 6 bdrms, $1400. Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

ROOMS FOR RENT

HOSPITAL AREA

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.

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1363 CEDARWOOD3 bdrms, $1400. Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

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

AUCTION

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

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

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S. NANAIMO, 2 bdrm, 6 appls, gas F/P, skylight, priv back yard, hydro incld. $1100 mo. Pets neg. (250)751-5851.

HOSPITAL AREA- 2 bdrm apartment, W/D. Manager on site. $800. (250)716-3305.

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CENTRAL NANAIMO, Top floor Studio Apt for Nov 1. Quiet, spotless, good bldg. $610 mo includes Heat/Hydro. Call Mark/Don 250-753-8633.

APARTMENT/CONDOS

COURTENAY - For sale or Lease 1.77 Acres - Prime Commercial Across from Costco. Serviced. 778.918.7566

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REAL ESTATE

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N. QUALICUM, 2 bdrm, bright, open, covered porch, full bath, W/D, shared 5 acres, fire pit, trails, $800 mo, 250-240-7774 after 6 PM or 604-209-3264.

430 STEWART- 1 bdrm, $650. Ardent Properties www.ardentproperties.com (250)753-0881.

NANAIMO- TOTALLY reno’d 3 bdrms. Avail immed. Nice, clean, W/D. NS/NP. 1 yr lease req’d. (250)797-2411.

WE BUY HOUSES PROGRAM STARTS NOVEMBER IN NANAIMO

APARTMENT/CONDO

HOMES FOR RENT

TERMINAL PARK area, lrg, 1bdrm, level entry, ocean view, near all amenities. Heat & hot water incl. Adult friendly; Senior discount. N/S, N/P. $675/m (250)754-2484 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 HOSPITAL AREA: 3 bdrm, full bath. $1200 utils incld’d. NS/NP, avail. Nov. 1st. Call (250)585-1186, (250)753-8341 NANAIMO- COZY 3 bdrm rancher duplex, large kitchen, private yard & patio, W/D, close to school & bus N/S. $1000+ utils. (250)758-9745.

THIS IS A PARTIAL LIST ONLY we always surprise you with our quantity and quality!!!!! OCT 30TH, 2011 - 1PM - WE SHALL AUCTION OFF APPROX. 600 ITEMS TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER Viewing- Saturday –OCT 29TH 2011– 10am to 5pm & Sunday (30TH)10am to sale time (1pm)..... 2260 ALBERNI HWY, COOMBS B.C. - PH 250-248-5354 MORE PICTURES & INFO AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB PAGE - WWW.RZENT.CO.NR

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ST. ANDREW’S Presbyterian Church, 4235 Departure Bay Rd. Fri, Oct. 28th, 1-6pm. Sat, Oct. 29th, 8-12noon.

The Lazy T Ranch at 3576 Jinglepot Rd. Fri, Oct, 28, 9am-3pm Sat, Oct, 29, 9am-3pm Sun, Oct, 30, 9am-3pm Pictures, lamps, toys, Christmas lights & tree, Halloween, kid’s books & clothes, shoes, movies & pocket books and much more! COUNTRY CLUB: 2820 Biscayne Bay, Friday Oct 28, 9am - 4pm. Hsehld items,etc. N.NANAIMO. SAT. Oct. 29, 8am-1pm. Furniture, household, sporting, decor, etc. All good cond. 6185 Clayburn Pl.

VACATION HOME CONTENTS SALE passed Home Hardware building centre end of Johnstone. Everything must go! Sat, Oct 29, 8am-4pm. Sun, Oct 30, 10am-4pm. Antique dinning set, hide-bed, furn, dishes, linens, lights, etc. VICTORIA TOY Show Sunday Oct 30, Sidney, BC. 250-3854292. www.victoriatoyshow.ca

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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.

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

870 KENTWOOD- 3 bdrms $1100. Ardent Properties. www.ardentproperties.com (250)753-0881.

HAREWOOD 2BDRM sep entry, near schools, shopping, bus. Great for students. $900 hydro incl. 250-753-6273

DEPARTURE BAY- lrg, bright, lower level walkout 1 bdrm, lrg kitchen, living room, bath, priv covered patio, fenced yrd, shared laundry, private entrance. Cable, utils, bus route. N/S, small pet? Available Now $850. Call (250)751-8698.

HAREWOOD: 3B/R Upper $1,000/mo + DD, Hydro/heat incl. Pets negotiable. (250)591-0151

FULLY FURNISHED 2 bdrm, ground floor suite. $1000./mo + utils. Departure Bay area. (250)729-7075. N. NANAIMO 1bdrm, beautiful bsmnt suite. N/S, N/P. Private entry, prkng, utils incl. No lndry. $675/M + DD. Avail immed. Ref. req.250-758-4963 N. NANAIMO. 1 bdrm bsmnt suite. Private level entry, near Woodgrove Mall. Cable/hydro incld. Lrg kitchen, living room & bdrm. Insuite W/D + storage. NS/NP. Avail. immed. $850. (250)390-2467. N.NANAIMO. 2-BDRM. Sep. entr., laundry. $900.+ 1/2 hydro. (250)585-8808, 9:30-5:30. N. NANAIMO: Brand new 1bdrm bsmt suite, on bus route, sep ent & heat, no lndry. NS/NP. $700/mo, utils & cable incl. Avail immed. Call (250)619-7097. 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. NORTH NANAIMO: 1 bdrm ground level, modern new home with separate ent., private backyard, quiet beautiful location, incld’s heat, hydro, shared laundry, NS/NP. Cable extra. Ref’s req’d, avail. Dec. 1st, $750/mo. (250)667-1551. TOWNSITE. 2-BDRM reno’d, W/D. $900. inclds utils. Priv. yard. Nov 1st. (250)616-8755. UNIVERSITY DISTRICT, newer 1 bdrm suite, avail immed, W/D, sep ent, small pet ok, bus route, prkg, N/S, $800 mo all utils incl’d, 250-591-3911.

SUITES, UPPER BRECHIN 3BDRM, close to shop/bus/ferries. Ocean views. Lrg deck, family area. N/P. $995/mo. (250)753-6681 CEDAR AREA: 2bdrm, 1bath, 1000sq.ft. On bus route. $750/mo. (250)722-2783

NORTH NANAIMO- 2 bdrm upper, lrg lot, deck, 5 appls, great location. $995 split hydro. N/S. Call (250)618-9370. OLD CITY QUARTER: Lge 2 B/R No Smokers, N/P, $850/m Util incl. (250)753-3337

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.

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

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Newspapers are living textbooks, filled with information to broaden children’s minds and horizons. You can have a positive impact on the quality of your child’s education by encouraging your child to read the newspaper. It’s an easy and powerful way to contribute to your child’s education. The time and support you invest today will be greatly rewarded in your child’s future.

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Friday ◆ SUPPORTING EMPLOYMENT Transitions hosts a free E-mail: Send Your Resume workshop – learn how to send and receive e-mail for job search activities – from 9-10 a.m. at 101-155 Skinner St. To register, contact 250-714-0085.

Saturday ◆ INDOOR SWAP and shop event from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at B.C. Old Age Pensioners Hall, 2465 Labieux Rd. Admission by donation. 250-740-5446 for details. ◆ BASTION CITY Wanderers Volkssport Club hosts a six- and 10-km Nanaimo walk. Registration at 9:45 a.m. in the parking area at Neck Point Park at the end of Morningside Dr. and the walk starts at 10 a.m. For more information call 250756-9796. ◆ SATURDAY NIGHT Dance Society hosts its Halloween Ball from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Departure Bay Acitvity Centre, 1415 Wingrove St. For tickets contact 250-8584154. ◆ NANAIMO CANOE and Kayak Club hosts a family Hallowe’en costume party and dance from 6-10 p.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 100 Chapel St. Tickets available at Valhalla Pure Outfitters, House of Indigo, and The Harbour Chandler.

Sunday ◆ NANAIMO REGIONAL General Hospital Auxiliary presents ‘A Fashion Frolic’ and high tea from 1-3 p.m. at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 256 at 1630 E. Wellington Rd. Tickets available at hospital gift shop, auxiliary thrift store, K.C.’s Boutique or by calling 250751-3706. Proceeds to benefit mental health and addiction unit.

Monday ◆ NANAIMO FAMILY Life Association conflict resolution workshop, 12:30-3 p.m., 1070 Townsite Rd. 250-7543331, ext. 716. ◆ SUPPORTING EMPLOYMENT Transitions hosts a free Power Interviews workshop from 9 a.m. to noon at 101-155 Skinner St. To register, contact 250-714-0085.

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◆ TOPS GROUP meets Mondays, Rm. B019, NRGH from 6-7:30 p.m. near the sat lab entrance. Lose weight sensibly. 250-7544334 for info.

takes place from 7-8:30 p.m. at Church of Nazarene, 2150 Departure Bay Rd. All welcome. 250-7299191 for details.

◆ TOASTMASTERS ON The Hill meets Tuesdays at 5-6:15 p.m., Vancouver Island University, Bldg. 180, Rm. 316. 250-758-3227.

Wednesday ◆ MID ISLAND Advanced Toastmasters invites past and present members to its 7 p.m. meeting at the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre.250-619-1405 for details.

Ongoing ◆ ALS SUPPORT group meets third Wednesday of the month (excluding July and August), 2-4 p.m., Brechin United Church, 1998 Estevan Rd. Patients, family, caregiver welcome. 1-800708-3228 ext 226. ◆ NANAIMO UNIT of the Canadian Cancer Society sponsors several peer support groups for the victims of cancer. For further information, contact the Unit at 777E Poplar Street or call 250741-8180. ◆ THURSDAY HIKERS meet 8 a.m., Bowen Park upper parking lot for moderate to strenuous day hikes. Bring hiking boots, rain gear and lunch. 250-7553066.

◆ NAR-ANON FAMILY Group meets Thursdays from 7:30-9 p.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian Hall, 4235 Departure Bay Road. 250-390-1216 for details. ◆ CEDAR HERITAGE Bridge Club hosts games Tuesdays from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Cedar Heritage Centre, 1644 MacMillan Rd. in Cedar. ◆ BREAST CANCER support group meets last Monday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. at Canadian Cancer Society, 777 Poplar St. 250-741-8180 for details. ◆ MID ISLAND Advanced Toastmasters meet first Wednesday of the month, 7-9 p.m., Rm. 8, Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, 250-758-3668 for more information.

◆ SUNRISERS TOASTMASTERS meet Fridays, 6:30 a.m, Hope Lutheran Church, 2174 Departure Bay Rd. 250-585-2232. ◆ ENTERPRISING TOASTMASTERS meets Thursdays, 7:30-9 p.m., Fairview Elementary School. 250-7546636.

◆ CEDAR FAMILY Playgroup, 0-5 years old, meets every Wednesday 9:30-11:30 a.m., Cedar Heritage Centre, 1644 MacMillan Rd. 250-722-7110. ◆ ALZHEIMER’S AND Dementia Caregivers’ support group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon second Thursday of month, at Alzheimer Resource Centre, 2001585 Bowen Rd. 250734-4170. ◆ ISLAND BEL Cantos Singers, an all-women’s choir, is accepting new members. Rehearsals are Tuesdays at 7 p.m. beginning Sept. 6. 250-7580530 for details. ◆ NANAIMO SUPPORT Group for people living with mood disorders

◆ YELLOW POINT Singers community meets Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Cedar Secondary School. 250-6160421. ◆ PARENT SUPPORT Circles free weekly groups for parents with children 12 and under. 1-800-665-6880 for information. ◆ HUB CITY Toastmasters meets, 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Occidental Hotel (downstairs), 432 Fitzwilliam St. ◆ KIWANIS SUNRISERS breakfast meetings, Thursdays, 7 a.m. 250755-1696 for information.

◆ HEART OF the Island Chorus of Sweet Adelines Int. meets Wednesdays 7-9:30 p.m., at the Royal Canadian Legion in Lantzville. 250-7223233. ◆ PARADISE ISLE Senior Society mixed eight-ball tournament, Fridays, 10 a.m., 201 Albert St. Cash prizes for top-three winners. 250-754-9566. ◆ CLOGGING CLASSES Mondays in the Cedar

◆ PARADISE ISLE Senior Society mixed eight-ball tournament, Fridays, 10 a.m., 201 Albert St. Cash prizes for top-three winners. 250-754-9566. ◆ NANAIMO EUCHRE Club meets for cards Tuesdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m. New members welcome, teaching available. 250-758-0739 for location.

area. Kids’ classes 3:30-5 p.m., adult classes 7-9 p.m. 250722-2953.

BBBS

◆ ISLAND COUNSELLING Women’s Wellness and Support Group for depression, anxiety, relationship loss, trauma, worries. Thursdays 6:45-8:45 p.m. 250-754-9988. ◆ CITIZENS ON Patrol (COPs) meets third Wednesday of the month, RCMP community police station on Prideaux Street. Volunteers needed to be the eyes and ears of the RCMP. 250-758-6535.


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Experience the difference that Quality makes!

CX-9 bumps up size, sophistication FULL-SIZE Mazda crossover elegant, comfortable.

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BY ROB BEINTEMA ate in the year comes an automotive changeover time when it seems natural to focus on new and upcoming cars, trucks and crossovers. But there are still year-old models worth mentioning, reviews that aren’t quite redundant yet, especially when it comes to vehicles that will see little in the way of change as they give way to replacements on the showroom floor. A case in point here is the Mazda CX-9. Still a relatively young product, the CX-9 debuted to acclaim as a 2007 crossover replacement for the MPV minivan. It received a power bump only a year later and was most recently refreshed with a facelift for 2010 and only a few minor tweaks for 2011. This CX-9 is a sibling to the CX-7 but while it seems similar in style and shape, this big brother bumps up the sophistication level along with the size increase. For 2010, the CX-9’s mid-life makeover added new headlights, new fog lamps, new taillights and new 18- and 20-inch wheels. You can love or hate the Joker-grin grille inherited from the Mazda3’s styling palette, but the new familial frontend shares common design influences that link the CX-9 to the rest of the Mazda lineup. Inside, the 2010 Mazda CX-9 raises refinement levels with improved seating material and

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The sleek and stylish Mazda CX-9, the full-size flagship of the brand features three rows of seven-passenger seating and a full suite of standard and available technologies and luxuries.

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The latest generation of CX-9 includes an upgraded interior featuring black accents and chrome.

A 3.7-litre V6 engine makes 273 horsepower translated through a six-speed automatic transmission.

with updates to the dash and console, accented by pianoblack trim and more chrome highlights. Other changes for 2010 include a longer list of standard equipment, bolstered by the addition of active head rests, heated front seats, a tire

pressure monitoring system and more. The CX-9 is a full-size crossover with three rows of seating and a seven-passenger capacity. You can flop the rear bench along with the 60/40 second row for ample luggage room,

bumping cargo space from 487 litres to a whopping maximum of 2,851L. The CX-9 is offered in two trim grades – GS and GT. The GS model comes complete with all the standard goodies you’d expect in the

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company flagship – power windows, mirrors and door locks, remote keyless entry, eight-way power driver’s seat, Bluetooth, cruise control, rain sensing windshield wipers and six-speaker stereo, to mention just a few. Moving up to GT trim makes the all-wheel drive standard and adds 20-inch aluminum wheels, leather upholstery with driver’s seat memory, a one-touch power moonroof and more. Also, standard features on the GT model include a premium 10-speaker audio system, satellite radio and a blind-spot monitoring system along with a rear-view camera. Under the hood, the Mazda CX-9 harnesses a 3.7-litre 24-valve DOHC V6 engine that delivers a total of 273 horsepower. This engine pulls like a train and leaves little to be desired when it comes to power or performance, with a 1,588-kilogram towing capacity rating delivered through a sixspeed automatic transmission with Sport manual-shift mode. This isn’t the thriftiest powertrain on the market with a best-case fuel economy rating of 13.4 litres per 100 kilometres in the city and 9.1L/100km on the highway for the GS FWD model.This is the one area where Mazda has made changes to the 2011 models, tweaking the engine, transmission and AWD gearing for fuel economy improvements. The Mazda CX-9 has always made my short list for the long haul. There’s something about the way it combines sleek luxury and smooth power, mixing those qualities with a soothing soupçon of elegance and grace.

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Drivers can avoid pitfalls of fall driving WET, SLIPPERY roads can pose crash danger.

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Fall is the picture-perfect time of year when many drivers take to the road to view the autumn colours. The leaves are beautiful to see, but when wet or in piles on the roads, they present driving hazards unique

to the season. Be Car Care Aware reminds drivers to prepare for fall driving conditions by having their vehiclesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tires, brakes and wipers checked before heading out on the road. Tires can affect the carâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ride, handling, traction and safety, and are a critical connection between the car and the road in all types of driving conditions. To maximize tire life and

safety, check the inflation pressure and the tread depth, and inspect the sidewalls for cracks or punctures. As a general rule, tires should be rotated and b a l a n c e d eve r y 1 0 , 0 0 0 kilometres. The brake system is the carâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most important safety system. Brakes are a normal wear item for any car, and brake linings, drums and rotors, as well as brake fluid,

should be checked at each oil change. To help ensure the performance and safety of wipers, blades should be replaced every six months or when cracked, cut, torn, streaking or chattering. Be Car Care Awareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s research suggests that there is $10 billion worth of vehicle maintenance and repair being neglected by Canadian motorists.

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The Infiniti FX Vettel, a special version of the FX50 crossover, was unveiled last month in Frankfurt.

Infiniti Vettel crossover can get up to 300km/h The high-performance Infiniti crossover â&#x20AC;&#x201C; designed by, and built for, Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel of Germany â&#x20AC;&#x201C; made its debut in concept form at the Frankfurt Motor Show last month. The first-ever Vettel-badged road car, the Infiniti FX version is the lightest, fastest and most aerodynamic FX yet, reflecting the champâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s desire for a 300-kilometre-per-hour crossover that he can drive on his home countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s derestricted Autobahn. Based on the already sporting V8-powered FX50S premium, the FX Vettel version features changes to engine, suspension and body, with key aerodynamic enhancements implemented with input from his race team. The one-off model also gains an interior personalized to Vettelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taste.

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Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re found nearly everywhere â&#x20AC;&#x201C; on desks and in break rooms at work, on kitchen tables and counters at home, rolling under seats in cars, on the sidelines of athletic fields and heaped in trash cans and recycling bins. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re plastic beverage bottles, and seemingly not of much use when theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re empty. But not at Ford â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the automaker is using two dozen plastic bottles to make the

carpeting in every allnew Ford Escape utility vehicle it builds. Fordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s engineers have determined that the plastic found in drink containers, when added to the carpet fibre, greatly improved durability. Also helping to mitigate wear is that the carpeting for the new Escape will be backed with cast foam to reduce road noise and fill in ridges and crevices for a smoother backing.

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Chevrolet expects new Malibu to be brand’s flagship

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The Chevrolet Malibu is highly anticipated after its recent debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

POPULAR SEDAN going for a more sporty look.

Malibu Barbie likes it. So do motorists around North America and China. Now, the Malibu is making

a road trip to Europe. After celebrating its world debut at concurrent shows in North America and China, the newest Malibu formed a cornerstone of Chevrolet’s exhibit at the recent Frankfurt Motor Show. In Europe, where Malibu was not previously available,

the all-new version will go on sale next year and be the brand’s new flagship. With a wheelbase of 2.7 metres and a track width of 1.6 m, the new Malibu has an athletic posture. Its grounded stance and an integrated spoiler combine to give the car an assertive look.

Thanks to a drag coefficient close to the Volt’s 0.28, the Malibu will be one of the most aerodynamically efficient cars in Chevrolet’s passenger vehicle lineup. The new Malibu features an all-new dual cockpit design that allows for plenty of shoulder and hip room.

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Trust the experts who know your Ford best: Ford-Trained Technicians. The National Tire Event ends December 14th, 2011, so visit your BC Ford Store or ford.ca today.

All offers expire December 14, 2011. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. See Service Advisor for complete details. Applicable taxes and provincial levies not included. Dealer may sell for less. †† In order to receive a competitor’s advertised price: (i) tires must be purchased and installed at your participating Ford Dealer; (ii) customer must present the competitor’s advertisement (containing the lower price) which must have been printed within 30 days of the sale; and (iii) the tires being purchased must be the same brand, sidewall, speed and load ratings as shown in the competitive advertisement. Offer only available at participating Ford dealerships. This offer is valid on the cost of the tire only and does not include labour costs, valve stems, mounting, balancing, disposal, and taxes. Offer does not apply to advertised prices outside of Canada, in eBay advertisements, by tire wholesalers (including Costco) and online tire retailers, or closeout, special order, discontinued and clearance/liquidation offers. Offer may be cancelled or changed at any time without prior notice. See your Service Advisor for details. ‡‡ Rebate offers are manufacturer’s mail-in rebates. Rebates available on select Goodyear, Michelin, Bridgestone (AMEX branded prepaid card), Dunlop, BFGoodrich, Continental, Pirelli, and Yokohama tires. Offers are valid on qualifying sets of four tires, purchased and installed at participating locations during the respective promotion periods for each tire brand. Offer is valid on the cost of the tire(s) only and does not include labour costs, valve stems, mounting, balancing, disposal, and taxes. Amount of rebates, start dates and expiration dates vary depending on tire manufacturer. It is the responsibility of the customer to submit the required claim forms and proof of purchase to the relevant tire manufacturer with sufficient postage by the required deadline for that rebate offer. See your Service Advisor for complete details and claim forms. °Dealer may sell for less. Additional parts and service charges may apply. Excludes installation. Valid on most vehicles, makes, and models. Wheel compatibility is dependent on vehicle model and optional accessories. Please see your Dealer for fitments and pricing. **Storage term is at the dealer’s sole discretion, up to a maximum of one year. ‡Applies to single rear wheel vehicles only. Diesel models not eligible. ▼Based on a Ford Fusion V6 automatic that has a fuel consumption rating of 10L/100 km in combined city/highway driving (properly tuned), a one-year driving distance of 24,000 km and $1.02 per litre for gasoline. Improved fuel efficiency and emission reduction levels depend on model, year and condition of vehicle. *Up to 5 litres of oil. Disposal fees may be extra. Does not apply to diesel engines. ▲Ford Protection Plan is only available for non-commercial cars and light trucks. If an eligible Ford, Motorcraft® or Ford-approved part fails due to a defect in material or workmanship, wear out or rust through, it will be replaced at no charge as long as the original purchaser of the part owns the vehicle on which the part was installed. Labour is covered for the first 12 months or 20,000 km (whichever occurs first) after the date of installation. Emergency brake pads are not eligible under this plan. See Service Advisor for complete details and limitations † Offer applies to single rear wheel vehicles. Taxes and disposal fees extra. Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) excluded. Dual rear wheel models qualify at additional cost. Up to 16 litres of oil. Disposal fees extra. ^While supplies last. Limit one (1) bottle per Diesel Works Fuel Economy Package service. “5 Shot” Anti-Gel & Performance Improver (PM-23-B) treats 473 litres of fuel. ■While supplies last. Limit of one (1) set of Motorcraft® Wiper Blades per Motorcraft® Brake Pads or Shoes service.


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Lexus makes most of hybrid technology LUXURY SPORT sedan doesn’t sacrifice power.

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Few cars on the road can deliver both performance and fuel economy. The 2011 Lexus GS 450h is one of them. But that’s not all you get with this gas-electric hybrid version of Lexus’s five-passenger upscale GS sport sedan. It also has all the luxury features that Lexus is known for – so in short, you can have performance, luxury and fuel economy all in one nice-looking package. Although it comes at a hefty starting price, environmentally conscious buyers in the market for a luxury sedan no longer have to make compromises when they jump into hybrid technology with the GS 450h. So how does this luxury sedan deliver performance and fuel economy at the same time? Well, it’s not like most other hybrids because it starts with a much larger gasoline engine than the norm, a 3.5-litre 24-valve

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The GS 450h was the world’s first luxury hybrid sport sedan when it debuted in 2007 and even today is still in a class by itself. It is one of five hybrid vehicles in the Lexus fleet for 2011.

V6 that is mated to a hightorque electric motor, high capacity storage battery and sophisticated power management system. In all, the Lexus Hybrid Drive produces 339 combined net horsepower, while at the same time achieving an impressive emissions rating. Power is sent to the rear wheels of the GS 450h through a continuously variable transmission with

sequential multi-mode shifter and snow mode feature. The GS 450h is both smooth and powerful on the road, accelerating seamlessly up to cruising speed in a quiet, efficient manner. While not in Prius territory, fuel efficiency is 8.7 litres per 100 kilometres in the city and 7.8L/100km on the highway – impressive for a luxury sport sedan, but not quite on par

with many other hybrids. Unlike some others on the market, this isn’t an “over the top” hybrid, style-wise. Outside of a couple of badges on the rocker panels, the GS 450h looks just like any other luxury sedan. Inside, the cabin is refined, luxurious and contemporary. Maple wood trim accents along with chrome and brushed aluminum add to the look of

luxury as does the leather covering the seating surfaces, steering wheel, shift knob and door trim. This is a car that comes fully loaded with dual zone automatic climate control and a classy 14-speaker audio system with satellite radio, Bluetooth and more. On the road, it doesn’t take long to realize that Lexus stresses the performance part of the equation in this vehicle. This hybrid actually has guts, thanks to the combined horsepower. It accelerates smoothly and crisply and at speed, it cruises effortlessly. Depending on your driving needs, there are four settings for the adaptive variable suspension – from comfort to sport. So while the GS 450h is a pricey piece of automotive hardware, it is one of the few hybrids on the market that really does offer performance for the serious driving enthusiast. It also has all the luxury features one would expect in a Lexus and gets the fuel economy of many fourcylinder vehicles. Lexus has been the leader in hybrid technology and the GS 450h is in a category by itself.

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Chevy Spark goes all-electric Chevrolet announced it will produce an allelectric version of the Chevrolet Spark mini-car, the Spark EV. It will be sold in limited quantities in select markets starting in 2013. “The Spark EV offers customers living in urban areas who have predictable driving patterns or short commutes an allelectric option,” said Jim Federico, global vehicle chief engineer for electrics at Chevrolet.

Nissan lauds battery power Nissan says its nextgeneration 2011 fuel cell stack is an exponential improvement in power. Through improvements to the membrane electrode assembly and the separator flow path, which make up the structure of fuel cell, Nissan improved the power density of fuel cell stack to 2.5 times greater than its 2005 model.

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