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Jamie Sabourin, 7, left, attempts to play a few notes on the flute under the careful guidance of Emily Nagelbach, while his grandmother Anneka Bain watches, during the NoteworthyKids music event, part of the Vancouver Island Symphony’s Community Days at the Port Theatre Saturday. For more information on NoteworthyKids events, please go to www.vancouverislandsymphony.com.

School hit with weekend vandalism BY CHRIS BUSH

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Uplands Park Elementary School in north Nanaimo suffered more than $5,000 damage when vandals struck on the weekend. The incident happened sometime Friday night or early Saturday when culprits broke windows

and smeared dog feces on doors, windows and walls. “There was two small door windows smashed and garbage strewn through the rear of the school,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman. The incident was reported to police by a passerby walking his

dog Saturday morning. Damage to the school is estimated at about $5,000. Uplands school was also targeted by vandals Feb. 10 and 11 when two small fires were set behind the school. photos@nanaimobulletin.com

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Janis Chung doesn’t pay a lot of attention to the Fraser Institute’s annual report card ranking elementary schools across the province. She chose to take her son, now in Grade 3, to Pauline Haarer Elementary School because it is a single-track French immersion school, which means no English option is available. “Having a second language gives you more opportunities and it’s easier to pick up other languages,” said Chung. While she’s talked to parents of children entering the school system who place some value on the Fraser Institute’s rankings – although the document is not the only thing these parents considered – she has no idea how Pauline Haarer compares to other schools in the report. “I would put more emphasis on the teachers there and their relationship with parents,” said Chung, who is an active member of the school’s parent advisory council. Pauline Haarer ranked 313 out of 860 elementary schools, but even if it scored much lower, Chung wouldn’t pull her child from the school.

I would put more emphasis on the teachers there and their relationship with parents.

“It’s showing the kids are doing well in the area they’re testing,” she said. “But it’s just a reflection of two grades of testing and that’s not what makes a school.” The Fraser Institute’s B.C. elementary school rankings, released earlier this month, compares a school’s performance over time and with other schools. The rankings are based on 10 key indicators using data from the Foundation Skills Assessment, a set of provincially mandated tests administered to Grades 4 and 7 students each year. This year, Hammond Bay was ranked highest among Nanaimo schools at 144 in B.C.; Bayview was lowest at 859. ◆ See ‘PARENTS’ /4


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Sudden death investigated Police are investigating the sudden death of a 56-year-old Nanaimo woman. RCMP P, Nanaimo Fire Rescue and paramedics were called at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday to the back parking lot of the Newport Hotel at 540 Haliburton St. where they found the woman deceased. The investigation into her death was turned over to Nanaimo RCMP’s Serious Crime Unit and the B.C. Coroner’s Service and an autopsy will be performed. Police are not saying what is considered suspicious about the death. “There are just some questions that our investigators have to look at and it should be wrapped up sometime this week,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman.

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Commercial vehicle safety inspectors and police survey the wreck of a semi tractor trailer rig that flipped on south Cedar Road in North Oyster Monday. Police at the scene said the northbound truck went out of control rounding a sharp corner at about 6:30 a.m., but were still investigating the factors leading to the crash. The driver of the rig was taken to hospital with injuries. The road was blocked for more than two hours until the wreck was cleared.

One man was injured and two men arrested following a robbery in downtown Nanaimo on the weekend. The robbery happened at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday on the street outside a billiards hall at 77 Victoria Cr. The victim, 19, and his brother, 24, were walking down the street when they were approached by two men. One of the men punched the victim in the face, tore a metal chain from his neck and took an earring. When the victim’s older brother stepped in to stop the assault, both suspects fled. The victim and witnesses gave police good descriptions of the suspects. Police caught one of the suspects 20 minutes later as he was about to go into the nearby Cambie Hotel. The second suspect was caught on Gordon Street moments after the first arrest. Police were able to retrieve some of the victim’s property. Joshua Tyler Schaeffer, 29, of Nanaimo, appeared in Nanaimo provincial court Monday charged with breaching probation, possession of a controlled substance (ecstasy) and robbery. Spencer Lee Schaeffer, 26, also appeared in Nanaimo provincial court Monday charged with robbery.

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A New Democrat forestry committee is touring the province to tackle raw log exports. Committee members – Norm McDonald, Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA and New Democrat forestry critic; Bill Routley, Cowichan Valley MLA; Harry Lali, FraserNicola MLA; and Claire Trevena, North Island MLA – started touring Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast Thursday to meet with industry, labour, local government representatives and other forest industry stakeholders. Over the next four months, the committee will also visit other

regions of the province to develop strategies to curtail raw log exports. The Western Forest Products lumber mill in Chemainus and the Coastland Wood Industries veneer mill in Nanaimo were the committee’s first stops last week. “We have proposals that we want to discuss to reduce raw log exports,” Routley said. “We want to find out other people’s views on how we can get more value from the B.C. forests and how we can stabilize this forest industry that has been clearly abandoned by the Liberal government.” B.C.’s raw log exports began in the 1990s at about 1 million cubic metres per year. In 2011, those exports rose to a record 5.5 million cubic meters or about 40 per cent of production on the B.C. coast. “Obviously we want to look at log exports in terms of whether we can add incentives or some kind

of tax on the logs that are being exported,” Routley said. “There’s already a fee in lieu of manufacturing, but clearly it’s not working because China has 82 new mills and we’ve lost 70 mills in British Columbia and 35,000 full-time forest industry jobs.” Routley, a former forestry union leader, said the government has also not paid enough attention to forest health issues or ensured forest lands are being sufficiently restocked to supply B.C.’s forest industry in the future. In January, B.C. Premier Christy Clark pledged continued support for raw log exports as part of the government’s overall employment strategy. Brian Butler, vice-president of United Steelworkers Local 1-1937, which represents logging and sawmill workers, joined the NDP MLAs Thursday to tour the mill in Chemainus.

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“The steelworkers have been lobbying government, lobbying the opposition and lobbying anybody that will listen,” Butler said. “It’s just a short-sighted policy. There may be some limited need for it in certain areas and we’re open to discussion on that, but the rampant log exports that are going out off this province right now is ridiculous.” Butler credits Western Forest Products for announcing $16 million to retrofit its Saltair mill – the company will inject $200 million into its Island sawmills over the next three years to meet growing Asian markets – but noted this is the first heavy investment by the company since the 1990s. He added that other mill operators have not followed suit and most mills are still not operating anywhere near full capacity. If B.C.’s mills do increase production, they need buyers for the

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products. And there is positive economic news on the horizon for the softwood lumber industry. A recent report from International Wood Markets Group indicates softwood lumber demand and prices will rise as U.S. housing construction ramps up in 2013 and lumber prices could skyrocket if demand outstrips supply in 2015. “As a result of that the folks who are still in the lumber business will be doing very well indeed,” Routley said. “The government knows these statistics as well and now is the time to act. We’re at a tipping point here, I think. If we don’t do something to maintain some kind of balance in B.C. to maintain our manufacturing jobs, and improve manufacturing jobs, we’ll just become an exporter of logs.” photos@nanaimobulletin.com

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◆ From /1 The Fraser Institute maintains that parents show great interest in the annual publication – last year 604,000 individual school reports and school comparisons on B.C. elementary schools were downloaded from the website www.compareschool rankings.org. Wendy Simms, with two children aged five months and two years old, said she looked at a newspaper article on the rankings with her husband recently and started comparing the Fraser Institute’s assessments of nearby schools before realizing a whole school is rated based on the performance of a portion of that school’s students – sometimes part of a class or two. “I would take it into consideration, but I think I’d probably talk to parents with children in the school,” she said.

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Wendy Simms says talking with parents is a more important consideration in choosing a school than a school ranking.

Availability of French immersion instruction is Nicole Zult’s main criteria for choosing a school for her children, aged three-and-a-half

and one, although she’s also looked at the Fraser Institute report because she believes high-ranked schools indicate a positive environment where the parents spend time helping their children with their academics. But the rankings are just one of several things she’s considering, including proximity, programs offered and the results of discussions with teachers and parents at the school, Zult added. Kari-Lyn Owen, who has two children attending Frank J. Ney Elementary School, said her choice of school had nothing to do with the report cards. She wanted her children to be able to walk to school from home and she liked the school’s positive atmosphere. One of her children has already gone through one round of FSA testing and she

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Two caught with drugs Nanaimo Mounties arrested two suspects and confiscated drugs, cash and cellphones while searching two residences on the weekend. Police conducted both searches Saturday evening at a home in the 500 block of Duke Street and an apartment at 21 Prideaux St. Police found 100 grams of cocaine, 70 grams of heroin and drug trafficking paraphernalia at the Prideaux Street location. “When they did the search on the Duke Street home they got four cellphones and almost $12,000 in cash,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman. Police also arrested David Jack Pollard, 29, and Christine Tammie Smithers, 25. Pollard and Smithers both appeared in Nanaimo provincial court Monday to face charges of two counts each of possession of a controlled substance of the purpose of trafficking.

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School Watch program set up over Cedar vandalism issues the issue and do a quick assessment to see if the police are actually required,” O’Brien said. “They can also monitor situations for us.” Woodbank Primary School and its neighbours Another benefit of School Watch, O’Brien said, are responding to recent vandalism by starting the is the school becomes the hub for information first School Watch Chapter in Cedar. between the community and police. Concerned parents and neighbours of the school “We’ve never had that kind of layering effect gathered Wednesday to learn about the program before,” O’Brien said. “It was always one person and find out how they can prevent future vandal- might get the information, or the school, but now ism at the school and deter crime in the surround- everybody is in the loop and everybody is aware of ing neighbourhood. the information as it develops.” The school, located on Woobank Road, Once it’s known who the primary instisuffered more than $3,700 worth of damgators of vandalism in an area are, police age when four youths broke in, smashed can send in school liaison officers to windows and discharged fire extinguishwork with youth, the school and parents ers New Year’s Eve. and find long-term solutions to problem The suspects also damaged an irrigasituations rather than simply sending in tion system and outdoor furniture at a patrol car to disperse teenagers. nearby homes before residents detained Christina Ansell, Woodbank principal, one of the youths and called police. is looking forward to the extra eyes and Police have since identified all four susears of parents and neighbours who frepects and charges are expected. quently drive by the school. O’BRIEN Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP “It’s to our mutual advantage,” Ansell spokesman and officer responsible for said. “The School Watch program is an School Watch, said the program was also well- offshoot of the Block Watch program, so a lot of received at Pleasant Valley Elementary School, but the people who came to the meeting decided that failed to generate much interest at John Barsby they would also begin a Block Watch. We’ll run the Community and McGirr Elementary schools. two of them in conjunction.” A suspicious fire at McGirr Elementary School She said the effectiveness of the program caused more than $50,000 in fire, smoke and water will likely become apparent as spring weather damage in May 2010. The police investigation into improves and more youth start hanging around the fire remains open. the school yard. “People’s lives are already busy,” O’Brien said. The next School Watch meeting is set for Cinna“Now if School Watch was launched at the same bar Elementary School, Wednesday (Feb. 22) at 7 time as the arson happened we would have been p.m. overflowing with people in that community, but it To learn more about this program, please call the was a year later. You have to strike when it’s hot.” Nanaimo RCMP at 250-755-3257. Topics discussed at Wednesday’s meeting ranged Anyone with information about a crime is asked from security lighting to youth gathering at to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact night. Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www. Residents also learned they can call out Foot- nanaimocrimestoppers.com. photos@nanaimobulletin.com prints Security, which is under contract to the school district, if they see or hear suspicious activity. “Often, with their marked car, they can diffuse

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Ecojustice not eager for appeal The story Ecojustice earns win for whales, published Feb. 16 in print, and online under the headline Appeals court confirms decision to protect killer whales, might have left some readers with the impression the environmental

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VIU opens campus for high school students Vancouver Island University is reaching out to parents of Grade 10 and 11 students. An information session for parents will be held at the Nanaimo campus on Thursday (Feb. 23) from 6-7 p.m. Parents will be introduced to VIU’s intellectual opportunities, campus communities and student resources. Representatives will provide information about admissions, deadlines, choosing a field of study and support services for students. The parent session is part of VIU’s three-day Spring Discovery Days event aimed at students from communities all over Vancouver Island. High schools will bring groups of students to the Nanaimo campus to learn about various programs, meet faculty and get a glimpse at university life. “This is an important time for Grade 10 and 11 students to start thinking about life after high school,” said Dale Hunt, VIU’s parent night coordinator. “We have many different sessions planned from every faculty on campus. Our goal is to connect with students so they can start making informed decisions about post-secondary education and learn what VIU has to offer. Parents play a key role in the decision-making process.” The parent information session takes place in the Royal Arbutus Room above the upper cafeteria (Building 300) . For information, please visit www.viu.ca or contact Dale.Hunt@viu.ca.

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Empty desks increasing in school district BY JENN McGARRIGLE THE NEWS BULLETIN

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ABOVE: Sink Or Swim Scuba divemaster Evan Moriarty prepares to instruct participants how to safely scuba dive in the shallow end of the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre’s pool. The instruction in diving was part of the third annual Lifesaving Showcase at the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre Saturday. LEFT: Lifeguard Emily Herle checks Shelly Ugalino’s pulse while administering oxygen. Ugalino played a swimmer in distress who had suffered a lower back injury during a lifeguard and lifesaving training demonstration. Other events included giant inflatable evacuation rafts and equipment to explore from Safer Oceans Systems, first aid training workshops, lifesaving sport competitions and more.

The number of empty desks in Nanaimo schools is expected to continue to increase in the next three years. Phil Turin, secretary-treasurer for Nanaimo school district, said enrolment will continue to slide – as it has been doing for a number of years – until the end of the decade and even then, increases are expected to be slight. The latest three-year enrolment forecast is based on December enrolment numbers, a forecast from a private planning company and consultations with principals on how many new kindergarten students they expect to get. “They’re the ones in schools,” said Turin. “Those are things we don’t have data on.” The district has 13,141 full-time equivalent students this school year. The numbers are expected to decline by 46 students next year, 134 students in 2013-14 and 163 students in 201415 for a total drop of 333 students over the next three years. But Turin said next year’s forecast is more accurate than the ones looking two or three years ahead, as the forecast merely rolls over numbers from the current year. reporter@nanaimobulletin.com

Auditor blasts provincial forest management BY TOM FLETCHER BLACK PRESS

The B.C. government doesn’t have enough information about its forest management to deal with the long-term results of widespread beetle kill and fires, B.C. Auditor General John Doyle concludes in a report released Thursday. Doyle’s report also criticizes the province’s shift of responsibility for replanting logged Crown land from the ministry to logging companies. Since 2004, logging companies have been responsible for replacement trees until they reach “free growing” height, which takes seven to 20 years depending on species. The audit found the policy

tends to reduce species diversity. “Reforestation is a cost to forest companies, not an investment,” Doyle writes. “In managing their business, forest companies tend to take the least-cost, least-risk approach to meet reforestation regulations, which means planting lower-cost, faster-growing species.” Doyle also concluded that the forests ministry has fallen behind in a long-standing commitment to reforest areas damaged by natural disturbances before 1987, when industry first became responsible for replacing harvested areas. Opposition MLAs pressed Forests Minister Steve Thomson in the legislature Thursday. “The ministry is degrading the

forest,” said NDP forests critic Norm Macdonald. Thomson replied that the government has invested $236 million in its Forests for Tomorrow program since 2005, when it was set up in response to the pine beetle epidemic in the B.C. Interior. That program calls for 14.5 million seedlings to be planted in 2012-13 and another 21.5 million in 2013-14. Speaking to reporters, Thomson rejected Doyle’s conclusion that the ministry is falling behind in reforestation. But he acknowledged that the current estimate of 733,000 hectares “not satisfactorily restocked” is likely to be revised upward once an ongoing update of B.C. forest inventory is complete. “We’re working through the

harvesting of the mountain pine beetle,” Thomson said. “What we have to do is make sure that we know where areas are being harvested or not harvested before we go in and do the reforestation work, because we don’t want to put resources into areas that still need to be available for potential salvage harvesting.” Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson said the auditor’s findings show why the government does not know whether there is sufficient timber supply in northwestern B.C. to justify the reconstruction of the Burns Lake sawmill that was destroyed by fire in January. editor@nanaimobulletin.com

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Internet bill’s merit dubious The Conservatives’ proposed online surveillance bill is one of the worst pieces of legislation ever conceived. Indeed, police need better tools for tracking crime on the Internet, but are we willing to abandon the rule of law and allow unfettered access to personal information? Currently, police must get warrants in their investigation to balance the conflicting interests of the state PROPOSED and people’s right to privacy. LAW goes According to Public too far into Safety Minister Vic Toews, personal lives to oppose the plan to do without proper away with that balance in Internet cases means we checks. are “standing with the child pornographers.” It’s just this type of fear-mongering that brands opponents of such legislation in a negative light. It’s a political strategy to stave off criticism. Toss out the words ‘child pornography’ and we all recoil in horror – reasonable people want this crime to stop. Then the government will point out child porn crimes have gone up. Statistics Canada’s outline of policereported crimes in 2010 showed there were 2,190 child porn cases, 36 per cent more than 2009. It sounds like the police are doing their job already, and finding the criminals or criminal acts. The attack on child porn in this bill is only a small part of its potential uses. The feds also want to track organized crime. This, despite an almost acrossthe-board drop in crime rates. As Internet-based crime continues to be a concern (child porn, scams, bullying etc.), it’s important for police to be able to keep up and get the information they need in a timely manner. But we shouldn’t abandon the checks and balances in place to ensure the state’s interests do not override our own.

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Legalization argument makes sense

Four former B.C. Attorneys Stop the Violence B.C., a coaliGeneral added their voices last tion of law enforcement officials, week to the group of people calllegal experts, public health offiing for legalization of marijuana. cials and academic experts calling A letter signed by Colin for marijuana to be governed by Gabelmann, Ujjal Dosanjh, a strict regulatory public health Graeme Bowbrick and Geoff Plant framework aimed at limiting use, calls on Premier Christy Clark states that such a move would and provincial NDP leader Adrian reduce gang-related violence in Dix to “encourage the federal B.C. because it removes the “cangovernment to abandon nabis cash cow” for mandatory minimum organized crime. REPORTER’S sentences for minor and A report on the VIEWPOINT non-violent marijuanagroup’s website states related offences and that although the counJenn McGarrigle instead to pursue a try has seen a 70-per Reporter taxation and regulation cent increase in the strategy to better pronumber of cannabistect community health related arrests each and safety while at the year (39,000 in 1990 to same time undermining more than 65,000 in gang profits.” 2009), this increase has The war against the not made marijuana marijuana industry was less available to teenaglost years ago and the ers and young adults in evidence is in massive profits for B.C. – the 2009 Canadian Alcohol organized crime, widespread gang and Drug Use Monitoring Survey violence, easy access to illegal can- found that 27 per cent of youth nabis for our youth, reduced comaged 15-24 admitted to using canmunity safety and significant (and nabis at least once in the previous escalating) costs to taxpayers, says year. the letter. Regulating marijuana could I agree, and coming from politiallow Ottawa to put age restriccians charged with overseeing the tions in place and develop policies province’s justice system between aimed at limiting use. 1991 to 2005, I think this issue It could also mean safer product. deserves a serious look. In my high school days, I had a A regulated cannabis market friend who smoked what was sold would allow the government to to her as marijuana only to discovtax the product and put the money er it had been laced with speed. back into programs that benefit I don’t think making it legal citizens, instead of all that money will mean a sudden bump in the lining the pockets of those selling use of the drug; people are doing the drug illegally. it anyway right now for a variety

of reasons from recreational to medicinal. Another area legalization would have a major impact is in reducing the backlog in the court systems, which is getting worse and worse. In B.C. last year, 109 youth and adult criminal cases were stayed due to unreasonable delay, compared with 56 in 2010 and 44 in 2009. As of Dec. 31, people were waiting eight months for the next available date for a half-day adult criminal case trial (from the date a trial is ordered, not from the person’s first appearance in court) and 16 months for the next available trial date for a two-day child protection or family trial (from the first appearance date). I’m not sure how much court time would be freed up by legalization of marijuana, but justice is expensive – the province estimates adding a new judge costs $1.4 million when you factor in all the other court staff needed to run a courtroom – so any reduction is welcome. Legalization will bring in another revenue stream, save us money in court time for dealing with marijuana-related crimes, and allow government to enact regulatory tools to reduce and control usage, similar to the way alcohol and tobacco are handled now. It makes more sense to me than throwing people in jail for longer periods of time for producing or possessing marijuana for the purposes of trafficking, as the Tory government wants to do. reporter@nanaimobulletin.com


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Legalization a federal matter

To the Editor, Re: Four former A-Gs add names to provincial push ffor pot legalization and Legalization’s time has come, Opinion, Feb. 16. I’m in total agreement with everything in both of these articles, but is it not a federal matter rather than provincial? Premier Christy Clark doesn’t appear to be against ending prohibition but she said she’d leave it up to the feds and I think she’s right. The people we need to convince are the prime minister and Public Safety Minister Vic Toews. It’s time the Conservatives

It’s time the Conservatives started showing some flexibility.

started showing some flexibility or they’ll just keep getting more accusations of being a dictatorship. We in Nanaimo could start by inundating the offices

of Conservative MP James Lunney and NDP MP Jean Crowder with mail and/ or calls. They are supposed to represent us and their addresses always appear in the News Bulletin. I’m not sure why a group of young protesters marched to the local courthouse to protest the Conservative tough-oncrime legislation on Thursday. They may have found agreement there, but failing a march on federal parliament, the next logical target would be Lunney’s constituency office. There are parts of the omnibus Bill C-10 that I totally agree with, but not the parts

relating to marijuana. And where is the Marijuana Party in all of this? Given the current zeitgeist they could be shedding their reputation as a fringe party and garnering a lot of votes. As an aside, I’m not a regular pot smoker, but like millions of others I’ve had occasions to try it and did not find it the least bit addictive. In fact, if I have an addiction at all, it’s my usual happy hour bottle of ale, but only at home of course. I’m sure some puritans will pick up on that, but I’m retired and deserve to relax now. Jim Corder Nanaimo

Readers respond: Feedback on news items Park protection makes city special To the Editor, Re: Protection options presented, Feb. 16. As a hiker, I am thrilled and delighted with the proposal to rezone Linley Valley West with a park and open spaces designation. Nanaimo and Area Land Trust has worked tirelessly to raise funds to buy portions of Linley Valley, but we were constantly worried that we would lose our battle to further residential building. My sincere thanks to the News Bulletin and to our councillors for their visionary view of our beloved Linley Valley. One hopes it proceeds

forthwith as it is that kind of visionary planning that makes Nanaimo an even more special place to live. Eleanor Miller Nanaimo

Bikers should buy land for their trails To the Editor, Re: Riders reach fork in the trail, Feb. 11. Trespassers who think that because they are in a growing sport, they should be allowed access without restriction to private lands must be smoking the stuff that might become legalized. Companies or individuals that own these properties could be liable if a mountain biker were to be seriously

hurt or killed while on their property. If the lands have not had restrictions on their use in the past, that was a bonus, but if the owners want to say no trespassing, then the mountain bikers will have to either find new areas to trail ride, or amass funds to purchase land for their exclusive use. J. Sharpe Nanaimo

Disposing of waste properly a difficulty To the Editor, Re: Going ‘green’ can make you see red, Reporter’s Viewpoint, Feb. 7. Chris Hamlyn wrote, “... the item usually becomes

Province’s ‘net-zero’ mandate hasn’t been implemented evenly To the Editor, The B.C. government says it has imposed a “net zero” requirement for the public sector. This means that any improvements must be matched by concessions that give up something from the collective agreement. However, the facts show only some in the public sector, including teachers, are covered by this mandate. Here are examples of what other public-sector employees in B.C. have negotiated in terms of salary increases: ◆ B.C. nurses – three per cent for 2009-11; ◆ Delta police – 8.75 per cent over 33 months as of April 1, 2010; ◆ Kamloops municipal employees (CUPE) – two per cent for 2011-13; ◆ Surrey firefighters – three per cent for 2010, 2.5 per cent for 2011; ◆ Vancouver police – 2.95 per cent for 2010, 2.95 per cent for 2011, 1.25 per cent for 2012, 1.3 per cent for 2013; ◆ B.C. paramedics – three per cent for 2010; ◆ Revelstoke municipal employees – 1.25 per cent for 2010-11, 1.5 per cent

for 2012-13; ◆ Global TV workers have negotiated increases as well (CEP) – 3.5 per cent for 2011, 2.5 per cent for 2012, two per cent for 2013. It should be noted that George Abbott recently stated that BCPSEA and the teachers are too far apart to bring in an independent mediator. That is exactly what the Saskatchewan government did last year to settle with their teachers. The teachers proposed a 16.5 per cent increase over three years and the government countered with 5.5 per cent. The mediator provided a settlement of nine per cent over three years. Abbott does not want an independent mediator because he knows he/ she will provide a fair deal. M. Simpson 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.

obsolete as a newer, more efficient model comes on the market.” If anyone took notice, CFL bulbs became obsolete the day they hit the shelves. LED has been around about as long, used in signs (check any pub) and car tail lights, why not home bulbs? So the CFL bulbs can be sold to suckers. Hamlyn wrote, “We live in a disposable world that is killing the environment...” But off the cuff, ask anyone how they dispose of a dead CFL bulb. I’ll bet the garbage can to landfill is the place most of this highly toxic waste is going. Neil Saunders Nanaimo

Federal government prying going too far To the Editor, Apparently, the long-form census was too personally intrusive. The long-gun registry was a violation of personal information. But monitoring absolutely everything you do on the Internet is perfectly fine. This is the logic of Public Safety Minister Vic Toews and the rest of the Conservative government. They want to be able to see every single connection that your computer makes. Without a warrant. In fact, it is so important to Toews that he told us we can either stand with his government on this proposed legislation, or with the child pornographers. Whatever happened to the “don’t treat ordinary Canadians like criminals” rhetoric the Tories spouted during the gun reigstry debate? A government that was so concerned about public privacy a few weeks ago is now trying to spy on everything you do online. This is esentially the definition of political hypocrisy. Should we fear more of this invasion of privacy, or some other kind of Harper hypocrisy next? Bryan Crockett Duncan

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Pension system requires major overhaul to last To the Editor, Re: OAS reforms badly needed, Opinion, Feb. 2. The intense dialogue resulting from Stephen Harper’s Davos comments seem to swirl around the baby boomers and their imminent en masse retirement. There is no doubt that Old Age Security will have to be overhauled if any kind of state pension system is to survive the next two decades; however, OAS itself is only one of the problems regarding pensions facing society in the very near future. We only have to look south a short distance to discover that many U.S. municipalities are going broke right now primarily due to the unrealistic pension programs they have put in place over the last several years. To offer any kind of employee a guaranteed pension in today’s economic climate is ludicrous, yet this is still happening and various levels of government are being forced to take what would normally be considered as unacceptable steps to combat their problems. Even the unpopular actions of reducing staff, services and outsourcing are not going to solve these problems as long as such a disproportionate amount of municipal income is earmarked for these overgenerous pension payouts and the evil day of Canadian town/ city/regional bankruptcy is merely being postponed. Perhaps municial governments should look to major surgery rather than their current Band-Aid approach and take a leaf out of the private sector’s playbook by switching their plans from defined benefit to defined contribution. Under the defined contribution system, retirees are responsible for their own investments and the resulting income. The major benefit to the employer is that while contributions remain the same as those to the existing defined benefits plan, once an employee leaves or retires the employer has no further responsibility for their income. Admittedly, while an action of this sort is not going to be remotely popular with any government empolyees it will put them on the same basis as the rest of us and while finding the money to set this up initially may be difficult for an over-leveraged municipality or even a province, it could come under the classification of shortterm pain for long term gain. Once we have started a rationalization program with regard to OAS and various other levels of governmental pension benefits, perhaps we should also take a look at the unbelievably unrealistic retirement benefits our elected politicians have voted themselves. After all, do we not enjoy a government of the people by the people? Politicians are also people, aren’t they? Garry Bradford Nanaimo


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Citizens honoured with medal Add sparkle to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebration and recommend a deserving Canadian. In honour of Her Majesty’s 60 years of service the government of Canada has created an award that will recognize 60,000 individuals. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal honours significant contributions and achievements Canadian citizens have made to our country. The award, open to all Canadian citizens and permanent residents, serves up a dual celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne and the service individual Canadians have provided to Canada.

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be established using various modes of operation, allowing members to practise the handling of radiograms. The scenario for the event was an earthquake, which caused significant damage to general infrastructure as well as communication facilities on Gabriola, such as disrupted telephone service and overwhelmed cellular networks on Vancouver Island. The exercise lasted for four hours, during which time members used radios on VHF, UHF and HF frequencies. Stations were established in emergency operations centres and reception centres, allowing the passing of more than 100 radiograms up and down the east coast of Vancouver

Discussion sheds light on homeless in Canada

The issue of homelessness is hitting the airwaves in Nanaimo to raise awareness and create a nationwide discussion. Radio Malaspina, 101.7 FM, is simulcasting Canada’s 10th annual National Homelessness Marathon Wednesday and Thursday (Feb. 22-23), from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. The event, hosted by CKUT radio, a non-profit community radio at McGill University, will be simulcast on nearly 40 stations across the country. The marathon will discuss the housing crisis in the last decade, police opression, First Nation reserve housing and more. For more information, please go to www.ckut. ca/homeless.

Island and over to the Lower Mainland, containing operational information, which expedited the reunification of families. Some information with respect to “injuries” and “evacuation plans” was conveyed along with requests for assistance from other agencies. The communications association is also looking for new members. Members must live in Nanaimo or Nanaimo Regional District, submit to a criminal record check, and volunteer two hours per month. An amateur radio licence is not needed, but the group will assist members to obtain one. Please visit www.va7eca.ca.

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alentine’s Day isn’t a happy one for Mitch Masyk. Memories of chocolate, flowers and candlelight take a backseat to blood, violence and the sound of gunshots from a robbery gone wrong on a dark morning in Gabon, Africa five years ago. It ended Masyk’s career as a pilot, led to post-traumatic stress counselling and ultimately a new career in art, which may finally allow the Nanaimo man to exorcise the ghosts of the past. ◆ The only artistic training Masyk, 39, had was in high school and he admitedly didn’t take it very seriously. His career was in aviation, training at Nanaimo Airport and Boundary Bay after taking a flight with a family member. “I went flying with my cousin once and I got hooked,” he said. “I wanted to do this.” With the help of another family member, he got a job with DHL International in Africa, where he retrained to meet the continent’s aviation requirements. Masyk describes Africa as one of the last places that pilots fly planes, rather than relying on autopilot. Even then, he said he felt like a bit of a cab driver, shuffling cargo from one city to another. He was scheduled to return to Canada on Valentine’s Day, and got up early that morning – before the crack of dawn – to prepare for his early flight. He was possibly the only person awake in the building, which housed families, soldiers and single workers, when he heard noises from downstairs. He called for his roomate but heard no answer. That’s when intruders started kicking in his bedroom door. Three men were on the attack, one armed with a machete, the other a wooden rod and the third with a handgun. As the door came down, Masyk was slashed and beaten, until the third man put a gun to his temple and pulled the trigger. The gun misfired. Disoriented, his ears ringing from the gunshot, Masyk’s elbow connected with one robber, putting him out of the fight. The others took off and Masyk followed into his flatmate’s room. “You just don’t know – you can’t specifically remember getting cut,” he said. “It all happened in, like, four minutes.” His roommate was face-down on the bed, a plastic bag over his head. Masyk pulled it off, and gave him three breaths of mouth-to-mouth before he regained consciousness. Masyk was still bleeding from extensive wounds to his back and arms – and missing the tip of his thumb. “I thought, ‘I’m feeling pretty lightheaded’,” Masyk said. “I didn’t even know I was cut. “For some reason, I thought, ‘I gotta find my thumb’.” The commotion, particularly the gunshot, woke the residents of the complex, which included an officer in the French foreign legion, who called in the trooops. The Canadian government warns travellers to Gabon, where the event happened, that “violent crime, including business and residential robberies and armed attacks, occur, particularly

Out of Africa After escaping a violent death, a Nanaimo pilot finds a career in art MELISSA FRYER/THE NEWS BULLETIN

Mitch Masyk stands before one of his geometric drawings, which will be part of a month-long exhibition of artwork and stained glass at Artfitterz Gallery on Bowen Road. Masyk took up art after a violent robbery in Africa.

in Libreville and Port-Gentil.” It also warns that resisting a robbery could lead to further violence. The French officer drove Masyk and his roommate to the hospital. Doctors reattached his thumb, stitched him up and that day he was on a cargo plane to Belgium for further surgery to reattach his thumb. From there, he flew home to Nanaimo. “I didn’t cry until I got home and saw my parents at the airport,” Masyk said. What followed was nine months of counselling for post-traumatic stress disorder, which allowed him to fill in the gaps of the night, which his mind had

nearly erased. “It allows you to forget what your mind doesn’t think it can handle,” he said. ◆ Although he can resume flying if he chooses, Masyk retrained as a welder instead. It was while metalworking that he was asked to weld a piece of stained glass and found it couldn’t be done. He developed his own process for fusing the glass with metal, which is faster and stronger. The pieces also weigh significantly more than traditional stained glass and can be bolted into window and door frames. “The wall would rip off before the

metal would break,” Masyk said. Around the same time he started experimenting with glass he picked up a pen and put ink to paper, creating a series of geometric drawings that reflect his stained glass designs. He first tried painting but found it impossible to wield the brush without sensation in his thumb. “This feels like when your foot falls asleep and it comes half awake,” he said. Geometric patterns, bright colours and solid black lines crop up in his drawings. ◆ See ‘ART’ /23


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Doors 8 p.m. Tickets $8. Call 250-7546751.

arts@nanaimobulletin.com

THEATRE IS HE DEAD? produced by Nanaimo Theatre Group at the Bailey Studio Feb. 22-25 at 8 p.m. Tickets $16-18. Call 250-758-7224. A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Malaspina Theatre March 1-3, 8-10 at 8 p.m.; March 4 at 2 p.m. and March 6 at 4 p.m. Tickets $12; $10/students. THE SOUND OF MUSIC at the Port Theatre March 3, 7:30 p.m., and March 4, 2 p.m. Tickets $30; $27/ members; $25/students.

EVENTS at

the Queen’s Tuesday (Feb. 21) benefits Nanaimo Search and Rescue and VIU Anthropology Scholarship Fund. Tickets $10 at the Queen’s or Houng Lan restaurant. Call 250-754-6751. THRILLING TALES story time for adults at Harbourfront library Sunday (Feb. 26), 1-2 p.m. WORDSTORM poetry and prose reading, with Karen Enns, Eve Joseph and Patrick Friesen, and open mike competition, Monday (Feb. 27) at Diners Rendezvous. Doors 6:30 p.m. Call 250468-7313 SCREAM FOR THE VOICELESS animal abuse fundraiser with Jonah Hicks, The Perfect Trend, Chasing Satellites and Fairweather Father at the Queen’s Feb. 29.

EDWIN BOYD Fringe Flick at Avalon Cinema March 4 at 1, 4 and 7 p.m.; March 5 at 7 p.m. Tickets $12. Call 250-754-7587.

MUSIC DIRTY HARRIET plays the Queen’s Wednesday (Feb. 22). OPEN MIKE hosted by Colin Stevenson at Front Street Grill Wednesday (Feb. 22) at 8 p.m. TURN IT TO 11 and Smells Like Seattle play the Queen’s Thursday (Feb. 23). CHRIS ANDRES and Jim Turner play accoustic night at the Cambie Thursday (Feb. 23). CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL hosted by Nanaimo Conservatory of Music at Nanaimo Centre Stage Friday to Sunday (Feb. 24-26). Passes $30; $25/

UP TO FEB. 27, 2012

Aries

Taurus

TAURUS - Apr p 21/May y 21 Taurus, a social event this week could put y p you in contact with some friends you haven’t spoken y p to in a while. The occasion will be great for your social life.

Gemini

Cancer

Leo

Virgo

GEMINI - May y 22/Jun 21 Gemini, working g closelyy with someone might g g generate some strong feelings g between the two of yyou. It could blossom into romantic attraction if you choose to go that way. CANCER R - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, love and affection surround you this week. You will also display y p y a strong g unity y with close friends and family members this week. LEO - Jul 23/Aug g 23 Feelings g of nostalgia g arise this week, Leo. Although g these feelings g are positive, theyy mayy catch yyou off g p guard. Enjoy the trip down Memory Lane.. VIRGO - Aug g 24/Sept p 22 Virgo, g you’re y getting g g signals g from a special p someone this week. This person has their eyes p y on y you, and you will want to reciprocate those y positive feelings.

NANAIMO

LIBRA A - Sept p 23/Oct 23 Libra, kindness and g good manners could p payy off for yyou this week. Someone who respects p yyou a g great deal will give you an offer you simply cannot pass on.

Libra

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, p if yyou’re attached, affection will grow g strong g this week between yyou and your y partner. p Someone special p mayy approach you if you’re unattached.

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Capricorn

Aquarius

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SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, g put p yyour knowledge g and experience p to work in a creative way this week. If yyou have been thinking g about starting g a new project, now is the time to begin. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, p yyour mind will wander, but yyour bodyy will stayy home this week. Enjoy j y the time to creativelyy daydream y and relax the days away carefree. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, q now is a veryy g good time to loosen up p and stop p worrying y g about the trivial things g that have been on yyour mind. It’s much more about the bigger picture, after all. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, p put the breaks on a big g spending p g spree p because yyou have to save for bigger g gg things. Money rules all this week.

DOMINION LENDING CENTRES

ROYCE DA 5’9” from duo Bad Meets Evil plays the Queen’s Friday (Feb. 24) at 8 p.m., followed by Baby Jane. Tickets $20-25. Call 250-754-6751.

TMTI

GARY FJELLGAARD and Friends perform benefit concert for St. Andrew’s United Church Friday (Feb. 24) at 7 p.m. Tickets $20 at West Coast Classic Floral, Lobelia’s Lair, Fascinating Rhythm and Tom Lee Music. Call 250-7531924. DOUG THRING and Marty Howe play Acme Food Co. Friday (Feb. 24). BIG BANG BABY plays Harewood Arms Pub Saturday (Feb. 25). BABY JANE plays the Queen’s Saturday (Feb. 25). FUNK VIGILANTE with Eye of Odin, The Body Politic and more play all-ages show at Headliners Saturday (Feb. 25) at 6 p.m. Tickets $15 at the door.

JAY AND THE AMERICANS play the Port Theatre Sunday (Feb. 26) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $45; $41/ members. Call 250754-8550.

VANCOUVER ISLAND – LOWER MAINLAND Ferry schedules are subject to change without notice.

• TRAVEL ADVISORY • DUKE POINT TERMINAL CLOSED. Service will operate between Departure Bay and Tsawwassen

NANAIMO (DUKE POINT) to TSAWWASSEN

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3:15 pm 5:45 pm 8:15 pm❄ 10:45 pm❄

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THE GOOD LOVELIES and the Human Statues play the Port Theatre March 9, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $36; $31/members; $15/ students. Call 250754-8550.

ONGOING SUNDAY JAM at Patricia Hotel with Nightwatch from 3:30-7:30 p.m. All styles welcome.

STEVE PALMER performs The Troubador house concert series Sunday (Feb. 26), 2-4 p.m. Tickets $15. Call 250-716-3242.

OPEN JAM at the Queen’s Monday, hosted by Kings Without. JAZZ JAM at the Diners Rendezvous Tuesdays. FEMME FATAL plays Tuesday nights at the Queen’s.

LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO perform at the Port Theatre March 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $47. Call 250754-8550.

OPEN MIKE JAM at the Cambie on Wednesday at 9 p.m.

COUNTRY LEGENDS with Big River Johnny Cash tribute and Sara Jeanne Hoosie as Patsy Cline at the Port Theatre March 8. Call 250-754-8550. BARNEY BENTALL plays Diners Rendezvous March 8. Tickets $40; $45/door. Call 250740-1133.

JAM NIGHT at 10th Street Tavern in Southgate Mall second and fourth Friday of the month, 7-11 p.m. Hosted by Tina and the House Groovers.

ART THE FIGURE SHOW display of figurative drawings by members of life-drawing class at downtown Nanaimo Art Gallery until Feb. 25. SEA AND SKY by Sharon Stone at downtown

MIA TREMBLAY and Kelly Gough sculpture and painting display at Artzi Stuff, 309 Wesley St., until Feb. 25. PLAYING WITH FIRE designed clay by Marlies Schottke and fused glass by Hollie Benoit at Art 10 Gallery in February. ILLUMINATING PEACE Seeking Peace installation by Amy Loewan and Deryk Houston at campus Nanaimo Art Gallery until April 14. DAN APPEL acrylic paintings and Miriam Dov fabric works featured at The Vault Coffee throughout February.

DANCE UNBOUND by Wen Wei Dance at the Port Theatre Saturday (Feb. 25) at 8 p.m. Tickets $35; $31/members; $15/students. Call 250-754-8550. BALLROOM DANCE at Bowen Park March 2. Rumba workshop 7:30 p.m.; dance at 8:30 p.m. Call 250-7511899. LORD OF THE DANCE at the Port Theatre March 5, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $71. Call 250754-8550.

ONGOING SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE SOCIETY at Departure Bay activity centre first and third Saturday of the month. Call 250-756-3174.

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CHEVY RAY AND THE FINS play the Well Pub Saturday (Feb. 25).

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with nine local authors at Nanaimo Museum Saturday (Feb. 25), 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission by donation.

RADIO FLYER plays Harewood Arms Pub March 3.

Fri., Sat. & Sun. only.

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DOWN WITH WEBSTER performs at the Port Theatre Wednesday (Feb. 22) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $33. Call 250-754-8550.

MARTY SHEPARD plays Acme Food Co. Saturday (Feb. 25).

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ALPACA KNITWEAR by Sylvia Gaunt at Artistans’ Studio in February.

THRIVE with Hart and Soul plays Diner’s Rendezvous March 2 at 7 p.m. Tickets $15 or two for $25.

6:30 am 8:30 am 10:30 am 12:30 pm

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LAWRENCE WALROND photography exhibit at Nanaimo Arts Council Gallery in Nanaimo North Town Centre in February.

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Online votes needed for band Nanaimo band The Steady is in the midst of a fight for indie band supremacy. The group, which was founded through two guys who answered a classified ad, performs Feb. 29 against a slate of bands from Vancouver at the city’s library square. They’ll be judged on performance as well as their ability to promote the band and the event. To support the group, please visit its YouTube channel and ‘like’ its promotional video. Fans are also encouraged to attend the event in Vancouver. Please visit www.youtube.com/thesteadymusic.

Residency applications open With the announcement of the Artist’s Haven Residency program, artists will have a chance to explore their creativity next to the ocean in one of the most artistic communities in Canada. Applications are open for a two-week residency Sept. 17 to Oct. 1 at The Haven’s Gabriola Island property. In addition to free lodging with kitchenette and wireless Internet, successful applicants will also receive dinner every day and staff discounts on all other meals in a peaceful, rural setting. The residencies are offered in partnership with the Gabriola Arts Council. Since 1983, The Haven has offered experiential programs for personal and professional growth and development, emphasizing self-responsibility, effective communication, healthy relationships, creative expression and integration of body-mindspirit. For application packages, please visit www. haven.ca/news/artist-in-residence.html.

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Royce Da 5’9”, one-half of the duo Bad Meets Evil with Eminem, performs his solo show at the Queen’s Friday (Feb. 24). Royce released a half-dozen rap albums and collaborated with dozens in the music industry. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets $2-25. Please call 250-754-6751.

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◆ From /21 Masyk is entirely self-taught and prefers to learn through experimentation than formal art classes. “My drawings now are pushing 100 hours,” he said. ◆ He no longer grinds his teeth at night and

nightmares are rarer but Africa is still in his head – he’s just not quite ready to allow those images out onto paper and glass. “I just don’t know if I’m ready to draw them,” he said. A month-long show of his work is set for March at Artfitterz

Gallery in Bowen Centre, near End of the Roll. An opening reception is set for March 8, 4-9 p.m., and

Masyk will be manning the gallery for the following week if people want to stop by and learn more about

Supercharge creative powers with awardwinning author and poet Kim Goldberg in a six-week course combining the ancient Chinese healing practice of Qigong with creative writing exercises in a Nanaimo forest. Beginning March 6, students will explore a different organ of the body each week using a simple Qigong practice, which will be followed by guided writing exercises tailored to fit that organ’s special properties. The specific location chosen each week will correspond to the properties of that week’s organ. Goldberg said each of the five principal organs of the human body is represented by its own element, colour and other properties in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and that system forms the basis for the course. As an example, the liver’s element is wood, its colour is green, its virtue is kindness, and its deficiency manifests as anger, so a cedar grove is an extension and expression of liver energy, said Goldberg. Goldberg has been studying Qigong and the related practices of Tai Chi and Liuhebafa since 1997. Her book Ride Backwards on Dragon details her own journey with these ancient healing arts. The course will run on Tuesday mornings, 10-11 a.m., from March 6-April 17 (no class March 27). The cost is $95, or $75 if paid by Thursday (Feb. 23). For more information or to register, please call 250-741-8577 or e-mail goldberg@ncf.ca.

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Nanaimo News Bulletin Tuesday, February 21, 2012 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

CLEANING SERVICES

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

FUEL/FIREWOOD

HOMES WANTED

APARTMENT/CONDO

HOMES FOR RENT

SUITES, UPPER

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

BRYAN GRIFFIN CONSTRUCTION Home & Bath Reno’s, Doors & Windows, Vinyl Siding & Soffits, and more. Insured. Free Estimates. 250-390-2601

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

WE BUY HOUSES

NANAIMO- CLEAN, quiet 1 bdrm suites. Available March. 1st. Hot water included, on bus route. $525/mo. 1 year signed lease required, ref’s & credit check req’d. Please call 250-754-8411.

UPLANDS AREA 2 B/R house w/ garage, 4 appls, family room, N/S, N/P. Avail. Mar. 1st $1200. 250-756-1074

CENTRAL LOCATION- upstairs brand new 3 bdrm, full bath, kitchen, 3 appls, parking. Available Feb 29. $1150 inclds utils. N/P, smoke outside. Call 250-740-5558, 250-667-1379.

NANAIMO- TOTALLY reno’d 3 bdrm. Available Now. Nice, clean, W/D. NS/NP. 1 yr lease req’d. $1000. (250)797-2411.

PRIVATE BDRM & bath, priv entry, share kitchen, heat/hydro incl. Walk. to VIU, Aquatic Centre, Bus & Mall. Damage/cleaning deposit. Ref’s a must. $425. 1 (250)754-8150

CLOCK/WATCH/JEWELLERY REPAIRS

FENCING, SUNDECK lumber, siding, timbers. Sold wholesale to the public. Delivery also avail. Ph: (250)754-2276 Fax: (250)754-1754 www. mikegogocedarproducts.ca

HOUSEHOLD SERVICES

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

CLEAN W/STEAM will design your space downsize 4 you/ fam/sale. Ref/Exp 758-0358

COMPUTER SERVICES

LANDSCAPING

COMPUTER PRO $30 service call for home or office. Mobile Certified Technician. Senior’s Discounts. 250-802-1187.

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

EAVESTROUGH BRAD’S HOME Detailing. Cleaning vinyl siding by brush. De-mossing roofs. Gutter cleaning/repairs. Windows. Power Washing. Insured. Free estimates. Brad 250-619-0999

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MOVING & STORAGE 2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)753-6633. HUBCITY MOVERS: 2 men in cube van. $69p/hr. (250)7530112 hubcitymovers@live.ca

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

ROB’S YARD Work. Reliable, honest. No job too small. Lawn maintenance, hedging, power washing, gutters, haul away. Insured. Free estimates. (250)729-5411

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VERY GOOD medium sized bedroom set, $300, good 6 chair dining room set + hutch, $200, 12 step chair lift, $500. Offers on all, 250-758-2102.

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

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

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FURNITURE

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RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO 1600 DUFFERIN- 1 bdrm $595. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 1695 BOUNDARY- 2 bdrms $750. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 2BDRM SPACIOUS, grnd lvl suite in senior’s oriented complex. $875 incl. heat, prkng, insuite WD. On bus route, close to University Village mall. Call Graham at 250-714-8297

NORTH NANAIMO 2 Bdrm. New appls, New Floor & Paint. Near Mall. Quiet adult bldg. Elevator. Free H/W. Avail Now. From $810 mo.

250-758-1246 TOWNSITE- 2 bdrms, 2 balconies, light & bright. Storage, shared laundry. NS/NP. $725. Avail. now. (250)758-4871. TWO 1BDRM suites, shared laundry, level entry. Quarterway area. Special Senior Rates. (250)753-0046

1 FURN’D bdrm. Spacious, quiet house w/ ocean views. Utils incl’d, wireless, internet, cable, W/D, N/P, N/S, mature female. $500. 250-751-2454.

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DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

SUITES, LOWER

1BDRM DUPLEX SxS. Close to college. Oil heat. $500. N/S, N/P. (250)753-6229

1091 SILVER MTN- 1 bdrm $695. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

LARGE VERY clean, 3-bdrm sxs duplex, 4 appl’s, large yard, VIU area, near bus stop & school. March. 1st. Ref’s $975 + utils. 1(604)318-9322. BEBAN PARK, avail now, S x S duplex, 3 bdrms, 2 bath, insuite lndry, large fenced yard, extra storage, 2 prkg spots, family friendly, N/S, N/P refs please, $1095. 250-715-6049.

DEPARTURE BAY area, 3bdrm 1/2 duplex w/garage. Near amenities. March 1. $875. (250)758-7055

MISCELLANEOUS FOR RENT

9242 COTTONWOOD (Ladysmith)- Bachelor $450. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com CENTRAL LOCATION- downstairs brand new 2 bdrm, bath, kitchen, priv entrance, parking. Available Now. $900 inclds utils. N/P, smoke outside. Call 250-740-5558, 250-667-1379. CENTRALLY Located 1 bedroom basement suite for rent $650/mo, shared utilities w/upper

suite. Approx. 800sq.ft. Private yard, seperate entrance, lots of prkg, new W/D not shared. NO SMOKING, small pet considered. Available Mar 1st/15th. 250-809-1234, 250-486-3360 CENTRAL NANAIMO 2-bdrm, large, quiet, near bus, hospital, VIU. Parking, shared W/D. $1050./mo. includes utils. Pets welcome. N/S. Available immediately. 250-797-2156. CENTRAL NANAIMO reno’d 2bdrm legal suite. Quiet, near bus & shopping, private entry, W/D, prkng. N/S, N/P. $950 + 1/2 hydro. Mar. 1st. 250-6161857 after 6pm.

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HOMES FOR RENT

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

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

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

10” RADIAL arm table saw, $75 obo. Call (250)754-5710 GE DRYER- white, clean, good working order, $75. Call (250)751-5257. LARGE AREA Rug $75. End tables $24. (250) 591-1987, (250) 816-7577.

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MATCHING WING back chairs, maroon colour, exc cond. $79. (250)758-1572.

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

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CEDAR, LRG room for rent. Beautiful views. $475 all inclusive. DD. Avail. immediately. 604-649-4606/ 250-323-0803

99 CHAPEL ST- Studio $870. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

TOWNHOUSES

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

550 BRADLEY- 1 & 2 bdrms, $595 & $695. Call Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

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YELLOWPOINT AREA: room, shared kitchen & bath. no parties, N/S. Prefer mature lady. $425. 1 (250)245-0030

NANAIMO (NEAR University) 1400sq ft, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, upper suite, hrdwood flrs & tile, natural gas F/P, inclds heat, hydro, water. NP/NS. $1095. Call (250)739-1071.

1, 2 & 3B/R TOWNHOUSE. Newly Reno’d. Close to shopping in nice area. Incl heat & h/w. $725/M, $975/M & $1195/M. (250) 619-9244.

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

RECTANGULAR PATIO table, 3’ x 5’, tempered glass top w/ umbrella stand $35. (250)245-3952.

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

NANAIMO- (close to Woodgrove Mall) 3 bdrm upper, private yard, 2 full baths, ocean view balcony, jacuzzi tub, laundry, 2 F/P, garage. Avail March 1. NP/NS. $1295+ gas & hydro. Free cable & internet. Call 250-634-3298.

2 FULLY furn. bdrms w/queen size beds, tvs, W/D. Close to VIU, shopping, bus. $500 incl. hydro. 250-754-2734

CEDAR: 2BDRM duplex rancher, older heritage bldg. Lrg yard, fruit trees, close to shopping/bus. $765/mo. Pets ok. Avail. immed. Longer lease pref. Refs Req. Robyn 1-778829-5771

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3 BED home avail. immed. in central Nanaimo. Fridge, stove, washer & dryer. $995/mo. (250) 701-3217 or 246-4495.

CHASE RIVER, 2 bdrm, 5 appls, N/S, N/P, priv entry, parking, $950 mo incls hydro, avail March. 1, 250-591-1651. CINNABAR VALLEY clean, spacious 1bdrm suite. Close to bus route. Heat, HW, hydro incl. N/S, N/P. $600 +DD. (250)591-8228 Avail. immed. DEPARTURE BAY. Bright & spacious, fully furn’d 1 bdrm. utils, hi-speed internet, digital TV, basic phone, parking, shared laundry all incl’d, on bus route, N/S, N/P. $795 mo. 250-751-3386. HOSPITAL AREA: 2-bdrm, NS/NP. $750. + 1/3 hydro. March 1st. 250-751-0586.

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Clippers’ playoff hopes fade

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TEAM SITS 11 points back of final spot.

Wildcats girls win N. Islands

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BY GREG SAKAKI THE NEWS BULLETIN

The Nanaimo Clippers had a disheartening start to a crucial road trip, but showed signs they aren’t about to give up on the season. The Clips, who sit fifth in the B.C. Hockey League’s Coastal Conference, finished a threegame road swing with a come-from-behind 3-2 win against the Prince George Spruce Kings. The Sprucies had won six games in a row before entertaining the Shipmen in front of a sold-out Prince George Coliseum, and the home team held a 2-1 edge going into the third period. “We dug deep and won a game,” said Mike Vandekamp, Clippers coach. “It was fantastic to see how clearly we showed that we weren’t giving up. I think a lot of teams would have given up in that situation.” Brenden Forbes had a goal and an assist and was chosen first star and Graeme McCormack and Mason Blacklock scored the third-period markers.

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Vernon Vipers player Michael Zalewski, left, has a scoring chance stymied by Nanaimo Clippers defenceman Josh Bryan and goalie Billy Faust during Thursday’s B.C. Hockey League game in Vernon. The Vipers won 5-1.

Billy Faust made 35 saves for the win in goal. Vandekamp praised his goaltender and said his players also blocked shots and killed penalties well. “More than anything we worked a lot harder and had a much better battle level,” he said. The two points still leave the Clippers 11

points out of the fourth and final playoff berth with only eight games remaining, but the team hasn’t given up hope. “It was obvious in the results on Saturday that we haven’t,” said Vandekamp. The trip started with a 6-3 loss Wednesday to the Coquitlam Express, the

team the Clippers are trying to track down in the standings, and Nanaimo wasn’t good in a 5-1 loss to the Vernon Vipers the next night. “It seemed like we really struggled rebounding from that [Coquitlam loss]. Going into Vernon we just didn’t play well,” said the coach. “We had

lost a lot of confidence from the night before. That mental weakness that we’ve struggled with a little bit at times this year, I think, was a factor.” GAME ON … The Clippers’ next game is against the Surrey Eagles on the road Friday (Feb. 24). sports@nanaimobulletin.com

VIU v-ball teams cruise to first-place finishes

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VIU Mariners player Alyssa Wolf bumps the ball during Friday night’s match at the VIU gym.

The Vancouver Island University Mariners women’s volleyball teams appear playoff ready after finishing the season with wins. VIU’s women’s and men’s teams swept their matches Friday and Saturday in their home gym against the Camosun Chargers. In women’s action, the M’s won Friday in convincing fashion, winning in straight sets, 25-16, 25-10, 25-21. Leanna Gildersleeve and Alyssa Wolf each had seven kills to lead the Mariners. The next day was nearly as convincing as VIU’s women defeated Camosun 25-22, 25-16, 25-15. Gildersleeve had six kills and Tamara Rosenlund made 12 digs. The victories pushed the Mariners’ record to 22-2. The women had already clinched

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first place going into the weekend. The M’s women are hosting nationals next month, but for the M’s men, Friday and Saturday were the last home games of the year and the last matches at the VIU gym for graduating seniors Brett Weninger, Milo Warren, Nigel Proch and Chris Harris. They made sure to go out on a winning note, defeating Camosun 25-13, 25-16, 23-25, 25-20 on Friday and 25-21, 23-25, 25-17, 26-24 on Saturday. In Friday’s match, Warren had 17 kills and 11 digs, and he again led the way with 17 kills on Saturday. Proch had 14 kills and 13 digs on Saturday and Joe Holder added 16 digs. The men needed the victories to pin down first place in the Pacific Western Ath-

letic Association with a 20-4 record. P a c We s t ’s p r o v i n c i a l championships will be held at Douglas College in New Westminster starting Thursday (Feb. 23). Canadian Colleges’ Athletic Association women’s nationals will be March 8-10.

Basketball squads awaiting playoffs The VIU Mariners’ basketball teams finished their PacWest re gular-season schedules on the road this past weekend. The M’s men (15-1) defeated Capilano 84-68 on Friday and beat Quest 91-67 on Saturday. The Mariner women (14-2) were edged 70-68 by Cap but finished with a 67-59 victory at Quest the next day.

TEAM HOSTS Island tourney this week.

The Wellington Wildcats won an all-Nanaimo matchup to claim the North Island championship and a favourable seeding at Islands. Wellington’s senior AA girls’ basketball team defeated the Woodlands Eagles 55-28 in the tournament final on Saturday at Kwalikum Secondary School. Vicky Brown scored a game-high 12 points to lead the ’Cats and Sara Simovic had 10. For the Eagles, Michelle Berti led the way with 11 points and Ksenia Malenica had 10. Woodlands coach Carl Macdonald said his team had a rough start in the final. “What I’m happy about is we regrouped and we focused ourselves and did not allow ourselves to be beaten by what was happening on the floor,” he said. The coach credited the North Island champions’ all-around play. “Wellington is a very strong team at every position,” Macdonald said. “They have many different weapons that can impact the game at a different time depending on what’s happening.” In Friday’s semifinals, We l l i n g t o n d e f e at e d the Kwalikum Kondors 75-23. Simovic scored 17 in that one with Brown contributing 14. Also Friday, Woodlands beat the Isfeld Ice 55-42. Margaret Edwardson scored 14 points, Malenica had 12 and Raechell Sywak scored 11. The Nanaimo District Islanders senior AA girls also made it through the tour nament, rallying after an opening-round loss to Kwalikum with wins over the Ballenas Whalers and Isfeld. In the victory over Ballenas, Leigh Richardson scored a game-high 12 points. ◆ See ‘EAGLES’ /28


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Nanaimo News Bulletin Tuesday, February 21, 2012

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Eagles boys on the brink

Shantz best in B.C.

Nanaimo Curling Centre skips went a decade between winning Team B.C. jackets. Now the club has got its second set in one year. Skip Penny Shantz and her teammates Debbie Jones-Walker, Deb Pulak and Shirley Wong won Curl B.C.’s senior women’s championship on Sunday in Kelowna, defeating Langley’s Karen Lepine 10-9 in the final. Shantz trailed 8-5 through seven ends, but scored four in the eighth to take the lead and stole one more in the ninth. The Nanaimo skip finished with an overall record of 6-1. National championships will be held in Abbotsford March 17-25.

◆ From /27 Locally, three of the city’s senior AA boys’ basketball teams competed at the North Island championships at Wellington Secondary School. The Ladysmith 49ers won, with Wellington placing fourth and Woodlands coming fifth. Wellington was led by Brad Jenks, who was the top scorer for his team in all four of its games. The Eagles’ finish means the team needed to win a play-in game against Gulf Islands on Monday in Ladysmith after press time to advance to Islands. The Cedar Spartans were eliminated from the playoffs after an eighth-place result at North Islands. The Dover Bay Dolphins senior AAA girls also competed at North Island playoffs on the weekend at a tournament at Port Alberni, placing second. Dover started Friday with a 62-32 win over Cowichan, with Emily Shires scoring 15 points. That advanced the Dolphins to Saturday’s final against host Alberni Armada. Dover fell 55-44 with McKenzie Nicks scoring 17 as the visitors trailed all game. “We got it to four in the third quarter and you could just see that the tide had turned and I thought that we were going to win,� said Dale Nicks, the team’s coach. But Alberni played tough D and Dover didn’t hit enough shots to win.

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Wellington Wildcats player Vicky Brown, front, battles for the ball with a Kwalikum Kondors opponent as Welly’s Julie Zhao is also in on the play Friday at North Islands at the Kwalikum Secondary School.

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It’s the best part of the season for most of Nanaimo’s high school basketball teams. With senior AAA boys’ playoffs starting this week, all the city’s teams that are still alive will be embroiled in post-season tournaments. Dover’s senior AAA boys will be hosting North Islands starting Thursday (Feb. 24), though the Dolphins don’t play their first game until Friday night at 7 p.m. The Nanaimo District

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â—† Feb. 24 - High school basketball, senior AAA boys. North Island championships. Dover Bay vs. TBD. Dover Bay school gym, 7 p.m. â—† Feb. 25 - B.C. Major Midget League hockey. North Island vs. Fraser Valley. Nanaimo Ice Centre, 5:15 p.m. â—† Feb. 25 - Vancouver Island Soccer League playdowns. Nanaimo United Div. 1 vs. Bays United Div. 2. Merle Logan Field, 7 p.m. â—† Feb. 26 - BCMML hockey. North Island vs. Fraser Valley. NIC, 10:30 a.m.

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Tough tubbers Todd Wilson of the Shooters, left, checks Nanaimo Senators opponent Don Acorn during the Hardy Division final of the Tubbersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cup old-timersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hockey tournament on Sunday at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.

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The Nanaimo Timbermen have sweetened the season ticket deal for the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lacrosse fans. The Timbermen senior A and junior A clubs have drastically reduced ticket prices for fans wishing to support both teams in the 2012 season. The senior A T-men will play nine home games in the Western Lacrosse Association and the junior T-men will play 11 home games in B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League play. Cost to attend all 20 of these games next season will be $60 for adults, $50 for seniors, $40 for students and $20 for children.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are committed to making sports affordable to all families in Nanaimo and re-establishing the T-men in the community,â&#x20AC;? said Bill Bestwick, director of operations for both clubs, in a press release. Both Timbermen teams start their home schedules by hosting the defending league champions. First home game for the juniors is April 28 against the Coquitlam Adanacs and the first home date for the senior A T-men is May 20 against the Langley Thunder. For tickets, please visit the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office at 2030 Boxwood Rd. or e-mail jon@eliteimage.ca. LACROSSE TALK â&#x20AC;Ś The senior A Timbermen selected Cody Bremner and 10 other players in the WLA draft earlier this month. The full story is still accessible online at www.nanaimobulletin.com.

RECEIVERSHIP AUCTION A long established wholesaler of ďŹ ne Persian: Eastern imported handmade wool and silk carpets has been seized by creditors. Their assets are ordered to be sold by auction liquidations.

Longlake Chateau provides fun and enriching activities for area seniors each month. Please call 1-800-220-5402 to RSVP today! We look forward to seeing you! Welcome to Holiday. Welcome home. Now through February 29, receive a free

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The Nanaimo Pirates baseball club is already thinking about spring training. The B.C. Premier Baseball Leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pirates, as well as the B.C. Junior Premier Baseball League Pirates, are holding joint tryouts Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Serauxmen Stadium. In the event of rainy weather that day, the tryouts will instead be held indoors at Beban Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centennial Building. Players can keep an eye on www. nanaimopirates.com for updates on the tryout process. Cost to try out is $25, which includes a T-shirt and hat. Players should wear baseball pants, spikes and a longsleeved shirt.

Jr. B Timbermen look for talent

The Nanaimo Timbermen junior B lacrosse club is looking to get a jump on the season with a player identification camp next month. The junior B T-men have booked Beban Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centennial Building March 4, 11, 18 and 25, from 4-5:30 p.m. each of those days, to hold its ID/tryout camp. Any junior-eligible players are invited to work out and showcase their game. There is no tryout fee. For more information, please call Timbermen GM Ken Morrison at 250-739-3009 or e-mail ken.mo69@hotmail.com.

Figure skaters get flapping

The Nanaimo Skating Club always get plenty of points for artistic impression. But the figure skating clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual ice show tends to raise the artistry to another level. The local club presents Birds of Rio on March 3 at 7 p.m. at Frank Crane Arena. The show will feature all levels of skaters from the club. Tickets may be purchased from the Art 10 Gallery at Nanaimo North Town Centre, or at the door at a cost of $7 for adults, $5 for children and $20 for a family of four. Children five years old and under will be admitted free.


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