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Advocates push Cedar trail link BY CHRIS HAMLYN THE NEWS BULLETIN

A group of trail enthusiasts is looking for support to link the Trans Canada Trail through Cedar and provide mid-Island communities an economic boost. The Regional District of Nanaimo opened the first section of TCT between the City of Nanaimo and the Cowichan Valley Regional District in early 2001. It begins in Colliery Dam Park, runs through the backwoods of Nanaimo and Extension to the Nanaimo River. A bridge over the river is needed to connect it with the south route along the Haslam Trail, Haslam Creek suspension bridge, Timberlands Road and into the CVRD. The proposed Cedar link would use TCT connections to the Morden-Colliery Regional Trail through either Timberlands Road, Nanaimo River at Cassidy, where there is an existing footbridge, or Cedar Road at the Nanaimo Parkway. “These are all general options,” said Laurie Gourlay, president of the Mid-Island Sustainability and Stewardship Initiative that is working with the ad-hoc trail group. “We’re flexible and want to work with all interested parties to make this work.” ◆ See ‘TRAIL’ /5

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VAN STUCK IN CHARGED SITUATION B.C. Hydro technicians study damage to an electrical box that was run over by a van in the 4300 block of Gulfview Drive at about 4 p.m. Friday. The driver, 51, from Nanaimo, was forced to wait in his vehicle for nearly an hour until technicians could isolate the box from the power grid. He walked unassisted to an ambulance. Police are still investigating the cause of the collision, but were told by witnesses the van was travelling at a high rate of speed prior to the mishap. Power was knocked out to more than 60 homes for about three hours. CHRIS BUSH/THE NEWS BULLETIN

Trustees debate record checks BY JENN McGARRIGLE THE NEWS BULLETIN

A Nanaimo school trustee is disappointed the board wouldn’t support her motion regarding trustee candidates and criminal record checks, but is glad trustees will discuss the issue again next month. Donna Allen nearly didn’t take her seat after being elected for a third term last November because she wanted to campaign for legislative changes requiring all trustee candidates to undergo criminal record checks and dis-

close the results to voters, which is not required under current legislation. She initially said she couldn’t take her seat because fellow trustee Bill Bard has a criminal record and she was worried pursuing the issue while sitting as a trustee would cause a distraction. Trustees debated a motion she put forward at last week’s business committee meeting intended to go to the B.C. School Trustees Association’s February provincial council meeting. ◆ See ‘COMMITTEE’ /4

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City, dance club back in step I COUNCIL BACKS OFF plan to replace wood floor at Beban Park. BY TOBY GORMAN THE NEWS BULLETIN

Nanaimo’s Ballroom Dance Society is back in step after learning that the parquet floor at Beban Park won’t be replaced with vinyl. In May, the city stepped on the society’s toes by advising it that the aging hardwood floors would be ripped out and replaced with a more durable vinyl, which would cater more to trade show crowds than dancing. John Maher, president of the dance society, argued then that anything but hardwood would create a dangerous surface for dancers and would also put in jeopardy the society’s annual Island Fantasy Ball, which serves as the Island’s only DanceSport B.C.-sanctioned event and attracts dancers from all over western Canada and the U.S. The Beban Park dance floor is also the only sanctioned venue on Vancouver Island. On Wednesday, Nanaimo’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission, chaired by Coun. Diana Johnstone, ended the eight-month tango by voting to keep the hardwood and repair it as needed, rather than replace it. “It was an opportunity to look at the budget again,” said Johnstone. “There are lots of other priorities within our budget, and certainly we’ve had a huge outcry from the ballroom dance community ... and city staff was sensitive to that.” Johnstone said the floor still has

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Bill and Jean Pennington of the Nanaimo Ballroom Dance Society will be on familiar footing when they compete in the Island Fantasy Ball at Beban Park Auditorium May 5-6. The city has scrapped plans to replace the auditorium’s original wood parquet flooring, favoured by ballroom dancers, with a synthetic product.

several years of life left before it needs to be replaced, but it will require some repairs. Maher said the news is great for ballroom dancing in Nanaimo. “It means we’ll be able to keep on dancing there for a few more years,” he said. “And we’ll be able to keep hosting the Island Fantasy Ball, which is great for us and the city.” In December, the society’s other big event, its annual Christmas Ball, attracted dancers from Victo-

ria to Campbell River. A 2009 consultation on the $16-million Beban Park redevelopment project recommended the floor be upgraded to a sprung hardwood and that the lighting be upgraded. Last May, the city suggested it was more interested in replacing the floor with an unwaxed vinyl that makes it easier to serve trade shows. Maher argued unwaxed vinyl has too much grip for dancing and could result in serious ankle and knee injuries.

“Our commission’s mandate is to provide a healthy lifestyle for our community and our citizens and it’s not lost on us that the Island Fantasy Ball is a good economic generator for us,” said Johnstone. With the decision, the non-profit dance society will go ahead and plan for May’s Island Fantasy Ball, which takes 60 per cent of the society’s $100,000 budget. The society incorporated in 1993 and has about 175 members. reporter2@nanaimobulletin.com

University students to stage protest over rising tuition Increasing tuition fees and student debt loads is the topic of a student-organized event at Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus Wednesday (Feb. 1). The VIU Students’ Union is joining student groups across the country organizing events for the Canadian Federation of Students’ National Day of Action. A Campus Carnival that includes

interactive booths and a soup kitchen will take place at the students’ union building. “The purpose is to bring awareness that education has become far less affordable,” said Steve Beasley, students’ union executive director. “The income of your family should not be the determining factor of whether or not you go to school. In B.C., a lot of the focus is on student

debt because we have the highest interest rates on student loans across the province.” Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., the union will serve out bowls of soup and students can participate in a number of different activities related to the topic of education affordability, including spinning the Wheel of Debt, getting a picture taken with their debt “sentence”,

and a take action booth, where people can write letters to local, provincial and federal politicians. “The goal of these types of events is to make education a vote-determining issue,” said Beasley. While the event is meant to raise awareness amongst the student body, he said anyone is welcome to come up and check out the day’s activities.

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Businesses earn Island awards nod A Nanaimo airline took top honours in the Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards Thursday. Harbour Air won Business of the Year as 17 awards in total were given to businesses across Vancouver Island. More than 450 business names were submitted or nominated in the 12th annual awards gala. Other Nanaimo businesses honoured include: ◆ Country Grocer of Duncan, Nanaimo and Victoria for Retailer of the Year; ◆ Harris Auto Group for Automotive Business of the Year; ◆ McKinnon and Associates of Nanaimo for Community Leader of the Year; ◆ Island West Coast Developments of Nanaimo for Construction/Development Company of the Year; ◆ Nurse Next Door of Nanaimo for Health Company of the Year; ◆ ABC Precast and Ready Mix Ltd. of Nanaimo for Manufacturer of the Year. It’s the second award of excellence for ABC Precast, which won a RediRock Rocky Award for its design of a retaining wall project in Mill Bay. The 39-metre long seaside retaining wall features two three-metre high tiers of locally manufactured blocks. Between the two tiers are platforms, one of which houses a putting green with an ocean view while the other boasts an outdoor kitchen. This project and the work of ABC Precast will be featured in trade magazines around the world. Nanaimo sales rep Brian Fillmore heads to Texas to receive the award Saturday (Feb. 4).


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Committee to mull criminal record issue ◆ From /1 The motion asks the BCSTA to urge the province to amend legislation to require school trustee candidates to submit a criminal record check with nomination papers, which the school district would make available to the public. Allen’s motion failed 6-2, with only Allen and trustee Kim Howland in support. Trustee Sharon Welch was absent.

Jamie Brennan, school board chairman, put forward an alternative motion to be discussed at next m o n t h ’s b u s i n e s s committee meeting. T hat motion asks for criminal record checks when a trustee is elected, with the results disclosed to the school board and senior staff, but not the public. Allen said she’s happy the issue will be discussed again, albeit

through a different motion. “It would still open t h e c o nv e r s a t i o n about criminal record checks,” she said. “At least it hasn’t been shut down.” Brennan said the majority of the board found Allen’s motion problematic because it would make public an individual’s private information. If a check were done when trustees are elected, then the board

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could restrict a trustee’s access to schools if something problematic were found, he said. “It’s not our responsibility to examine the lives of candidates,” said Brennan. “The position of the other six was simply, ‘No, we’re not going to go there.’” Candidate eligibility requirements are already outlined in the School Act, he added, and if people want change, they should lobby the province, not school trustees. Legislation states that a person is only

restricted from running for office or holding office if they are serving time in jail for an indictable offence. Bard said criminal background information is already available – people can go to the courthouse and look up candidates. “I don’t think we have any right to be publishing that information,” he said. “We all agreed that something needed to be done, but there were privacy issues and legal issues that need to be considered.”

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B.C. Conservative party optimistic about future B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins is optimistic about his party’s chances in the next provincial election. “After the next provincial election we are going to see a Conservative government in British Columbia,” he said. “Absolutely.” Between now and then though, said the leader of the upstart party, there remains a whole lot of work to do. Some of that work was on tap in Parksville Saturday, where members of the central Island constituency associations gathered to map their path forward. “We have momentum right now,” Cummins said. “What has changed is the disgust level of the people with the B.C. Liberals has risen. The latest mishandling of this whole HST boondoggle has upset British Columbians and people simply don’t know what the agenda is here and what are the steps. When are we going to get rid of this thing?” Cummins said the construction industry has put many projects on hold until it gets certainty on the HST issue, as it doesn’t want to build something prior to the reversal of the HST decision when it could be done for less at a later date. – Black Press

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Lost jobs expected from smart meters B.C. Hydro’s conversion to smart meters has led to concerns being raised about health and privacy impacts, and potential damage to appliances during the installation of the devices. Now a local union is raising a new concern: job losses. David Black, president of Local 378 of the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union, said in a letter to Burnaby city council that nearly 400 meter readers across the province, which it represents, will lose their jobs as a result. “Among all the other issues that come with smart meters – the impact on the meter readers is the most immediate and measurable,” Black wrote. “These layoffs will have a devastating impact on families and communities across B.C. “To date, the provincial government has simply ignored the issue. COPE 378 has tried several times to get an ‘anywhere, anytime’ meeting with various premiers and ministers of energy to discuss smart meters and meter readers, to no avail.”

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Deep-seated memories

Audrey Rose Johnson, 2, left, takes a seat on a memorial bench built for her father Malcolm Johnson who died in an explosion while vacationing at a Mexican resort in 2010. Audrey, her mom Heather Pynten and six-month-old little brother Benjamin Johnson helped unveil the bench Thursday, near the entrance of the Great National Land Building on Church Street. Malcolm Johnson was a well-known Nanaimo realtor and an advocate for downtown revitalization.

Esteemed historian to discuss treaties in VIU lecture

The public is invited to a free lecture at Vancouver Island University by the esteemed Jim Miller, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Miller, a professor in the Department of History at the University of Saskatchewan, has held the Canada Research

Chair in Native-Newcomer Relations since 2008. His evocative lecture on treaties takes place at VIU’s Nanaimo campus Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Malaspina Theatre. Seating is limited. For reservations, please call 250-753-3245, local 2810.

◆ From /1 The group would like to see the Cedar route eventually link to the new TCT in Tsawwassen via the Duke Point ferry terminal. “It’s a huge tourism opportunity for Cedar, Nanaimo and Duncan that needs to be cultivated,” said Gourlay. “It will bring the local people out and bring the tourists in. We should be doing everything we can to boost that.” Joan Michel, RDN parks and trails coord i n a t o r, s a i d t h e demand for trails in Cedar is legitimate, but there are a number of issues. “There’s no question a trail system through Cedar would be wonderful for residents and wonderful for tourism,” she said. “But one of the hardest things is access to land and another is dealing with water. There is no magic corridor ready to connect

the trail to Cedar.” Michel said the RDN is not playing one trail route against the other. “It’s not an either, or – it can all be done, but not all at once,” she said. “Keep in mind in 1996 we had nothing.” The Trans Canada Trail goal is to have the countrywide trail linked by 2017 for the nation’s 150th anniversary. The RDN board has OK’d a feasibility study on bridging the existing trail at the Nanaimo River, but Michel said there’s no guarantee the bridge will be built by 2017. “If we can get the bridge in place we can say we did our part for the national scheme,” she said. “But we’ve never built any major structure without significant grants from the provincial or federal governments and right now there is nothing out there.” news@nanaimobulletin.com

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A watchdog group is accusing the Island Corridor Foundation of limiting public access to its board meetings after a request by the group to attend a Jan. 19 meeting was denied. Jack Peake, spokesman for the E&N Railway Action Group, said he intended to bring concerns forward regarding how the ICF is being run, but was told his attendance was only being considered for meetings after Jan. 19, and that the ICF’s board was deciding if he would be able to attend future meetings at all. Peake said he notified ICF’s administration on Jan. 15 that he wished to attend the meeting, but received an e-mail on Jan. 17 stating his request would be placed on the agenda for the next meeting “for consideration by the directors.” Peake helped found the E&N Railway Action Group in December to monitor the actions of the ICF, which he said he feels is now “being poorly run.” Peake is also a co-founder of the ICF, a public non-profit organization, and served as co-chairman until two years ago. “The whole ICF seems to be run by one person now. I am very dis-

appointed in the way ICF continues to run since my departure,” said Peake by e-mail. He added that under his leadership, ICF policy and plans were “always to be open and transparent and include public input,” and that “the Community Advisory Committee and the Rail Operations Committee, as well as many public input meetings and updates, was the plan.” The 12-member board of directors has not changed since Peake co-chaired the ICF. Graham Bruce, ICF executive director, said the board’s policy on considering public input also has not changed since Peake was at the helm. He added the ICF continues to move forward with its work, including anticipation of a bridge and trestle report due in mid February. “It’s a key piece moving forward,” said Bruce. “There are 48 bridges and trestles between Victoria and Courtenay and the $7.5 million the province approved of the $15-million infrastructure, $500,000 of that is for bridge and trestle audit. We’re feeling very confident about it. Now we’ve got a very good handle on the state of repair and on top of that, the weight loading for each of the structures.”

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Volunteers kept their eye on the sky and spotted more than 21,000 of Nanaimo’s feathered friends during the annual Christmas Bird Count in December. Numbers declined from previous years, but Ryan Cathers, compiler for the Nanaimo

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Premiers wield collective clout B.C. was among a handful of provinces comfortable with federal plans to base health-care transfer payments more on the country’s gross domestic product starting in 2017-18. No surprise there. The stance ties right in with the B.C. Liberals’ current philosophy on labour contracts and other budgetary strategies. But at this month’s premiers conference in Victoria – since 2003 the group has been collectively known as the Council of the Federation – Premier Christy Clark expressed concern about the per-capita funding model contained in the plan. She argued rightly that the feds need to factor age trends into their calculation of transfer payments. With seniors an increasing portion of B.C.’s population, the cost of health care has the potential to rise by more than the six-per-cent annual boost in funding the feds have scheduled for the next five years. And certainly so in the years after that, when the guaranteed part of the yearly increase drops to three per cent. Having already chosen to avoid negotiating with the provinces on its health-care funding plan past 2014, when the current inter-governmental agreement expires, the Harper government will have to be given a good argument why it should change course. That will take sending a unified message. The split in opinions between provinces on the Conservatives’ health funding plan showed cracks in the Council of the Federation. Some jurisdictions are in a tougher financial position and need more help paying for health-care delivery. Clark bringing up the age factor in health-care transfer payments offered a good opportunity for the premiers to speak with a unified voice. It’s a perfect chance for the provinces to exercise the clout envisioned when the council was formed and provide taxpayers with a level of federal oversight that holds more sway than our now-toothless Senate. The Nanaimo News Bulletin is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org

Rural relation designation a puzzler

There was one small lump of ever being mentioned. He lives culture shock I couldn’t dodge in Alberta, works in the oil patch when I met my better half ’s family. and shoots entertaining videos It’s not that they’re particularly whenever he vacations in Cuba. odd. It’s just that, being from There’s a Cousin Wayne, Cousin North Oyster, they’ve evolved Cathy, Cousin Lynn and a Cousin some distinctly rural habits that Leanne. They all live around here, have little, maybe even nothing, more or less. So does Cousin Ian, to do with the well water. but nobody ever calls him Cousin What struck me was how they Ian unless I get confused and differentiate friends need to ask which Ian from relatives who they’re talking about. REPORTER’S share the same name. There are three VIEWPOINT For instance, if they grandmothers, referred know two people, both to as Grandma Next Chris Bush named Darrell, but Door, Grandma Down Photographer one’s a cousin, that the Street and Grandma one gets called Cousin Audre who lives in Darrell. So, you have Arizona. Darrell and Cousin There’s Brother Darrell. Lance and Sister Cindy, I didn’t hear terms but the in-laws, me like “Cousin Darrell” included, don’t have much when I lived in special designations cities. Then again, I because everyone never did even when I lived in the seems to know who we are most East Kootenays. of the time. When confusion arisWait, that’s not true. I know es we become Laurie’s Chris or families there who differentiate Lance’s Tammy or Cindy’s Greg. relatives from friends like that, Sorting out who the real aunts but only the families that came and uncles are can be challenging from Saskatchewan and Alberta, as well. which come to think of it is Uncle Bill and Auntie Martha where some of Laurie’s family is are actually an aunt and uncle. from. Auntie Dorothy was an aunt too, Her family has had a few genbut Auntie Shirley wasn’t. She erations to become fluent with all and Uncle Ralph were friends of the nuances of the rural relative the family. So are Uncle Jimmy, designation system, but it doesn’t Auntie Yvonne, Uncle Van, Auntie come as easily to us newcomers. Charlotte, Uncle Ron, Auntie Cousin Bob, for example, really Rhonda and Auntie Gladys, who, is a cousin, but I never figured from what I hear, nobody has seen out why he’s called “cousin” since for quite a while. I don’t recall any non-cousin Bobs Jack Spooner lived in a trailer

in Oregon and used to drive up for extended visits, but I never could get a straight story about his connection to the family. My best recollection from the general speculation that arises every time I ask pegs him as a possible cousin (but nobody calls him “Cousin Jack) who Laurie’s father ran into in Victoria one year. Nobody has seen him for a while either. Sometimes Brother Lance calls me his brother-in-law-who-reallyisn’t-his-brother-in-law because I never married his sister. Their mother, Grandma Next Door, does something similar with “sonin-law”, usually followed up by, “Well, we’re really not sure what to call him.” Sometimes a mention gets tacked on about some church in Hawaii she figures would be nice to get married in. She mentions her shotgun less these days. I don’t think she ever had one. We go to Grandma Next Door’s for dinner every Wednesday and, being aware of my cholesterol issues and that I have no willpower over food, she stuffs me with everything I’m not supposed to eat plus dessert. After all, indulging my overeating until it kills me is what I get for not marrying her daughter. Sorting out who’s who in North Oyster can be a bit tough at times and the well water might smell and taste a little funny some months of the year, but at least the food is good.

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Ferry workers have ideas on ridership

To the Editor, Re: Coastal ferry fares reaching ‘tipping point’, Jan. 26. Finally someone within the ferry system is acknowledging that the ferry ridership is down because of excessive fare rates. B.C. Ferries yet again could have saved money in bypassing B.C. Ferry Commissioner Gord Macatee and the fees he earns just to

tell us something we already have known for the past 10 years, but fell short at every turn in getting David Hahn to admit that. Any ferry worker from a captain to a galley dishwasher has seen and known the reasons behind the the slumping traffic patterns back to the days when Hahn assumed the leadership role and saviour to our floundering ferry system 10 long years ago.

Someone should have been asking the real front-line workers why the traffic has been declining so steadily and what should be done about it. Unfortunately, as is usually the case, the people who are always on the front line, wearing the aprons and dodging the irate drivers while making the least amount of money, are the most ignored and yet the most aware of what would and could save

their jobs as well as fill the ferries. Perhaps the ferries commisioner should sit down with a group of ferry workers from all ranks and ask them what needs to be done to revive the ridership. Chances are he will learn a whole lot more than he already has. That would bode well for any business. Al Strandlund Nanaimo

Readers respond: Feedback on news items Exam week not just for provincial tests To the Editor, Re: Students skip class to study for final exams, Jan. 26. First let me thank you for the continued dialogue around education in Nanaimo. For years the topic of our education system received little mention in the papers. I for one am glad to see the discussion. That said, please know that students were writing many more exams than the few remaining provincial exams. Teachers of senior academic courses like biology, chemistry, Physics, math, English, French and history, to name a few, still held exams at the end of their courses. Junior students wrote exams too, preparing them for the experience of senior courses. Post-secondary institutions might not require provincial exams for entrance, but most disciplines – academic and applied – still have students write exams at the end of a course. With no break in classes, students and teachers attempted to make the best of the situation. Students wrote finals as in-class exams. They attended classes before and after their final exams, sometimes arriving late because they legitimately needed more time to complete an exam. Teachers ran classes and exams despite interruptions, marked final projects, marked final exams and marked provincial exams and prepared for classes next semester. So in fact, exams were being written all week, and only some of them were provincial exams. Tanya Lebans Nanaimo

State-run childcare can’t replace families To the Editor, Re: Daycare must develop our children, Reporter’s Viewpoint, Jan. 24. Jenn McGarrigle says that if there were just state-run daycare facilities, which would be affordable to all, it would

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be much more beneficial for children’s development than leaving them to be supervised by a grandparent, who would probably be just watching soap operas. She quotes Paul Kershaw of The Human Early Learning Partnership, who estimates the province would save billions in crime costs alone in running state-run daycares. Those who believe toddlers would be better off in state-run daycares than with family are wrong. Humans are emotional beings and it is the close-knit bond with family members that give the definition and meaning to become emotionally stable and happier in life. Strong families means more stable individuals and thus stronger communities and a stronger nation. This whole obsession of early childhood learning is being grossly blowout of perspective and I think the traditional family unit and all traditions that strengthen it should be encouraged instead. Young tots and kids need time to become their own people and develop imagination and they have much more grace to do that around family members, rather than being forced into a group of strangers too young. The wisdom of our elders is foolishly being overlooked and frowned upon because of

lack of providence, arrogance and misguided political correctness and no daycare can ever do better than a caring grandparent. Some families are forced to use daycare and there is nothing wrong with financial aid, but I believe daycare must never be overly controlled by the government or seen as superior to the traditional family. Leave them kids alone. Holden Southward Nanaimo

People should pay for traditional meters To the Editor, Re: Smart meter installation blocked, Jan. 19. If we agree that no one should be forced to have a smart meter, then we can agree those who refuse should pay the extra costs incurred. The meters will have to be read manually, so I suggest $1,000 annually for two years until a true cost can be determined. People can have whatever they want as long as they are willing to pay for it. Frank Stevens Nanaimo

U.S. medical board rejects smart meters To the Editor, Re: Smart meter installation blocked, Jan. 19. On Jan. 19, the Board of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine stated, “[We] oppose the installation of smart meters in homes and schools based on a scientific assessment of the current medical literature. Chronic exposure to wireless frequency radiation is a preventable environmental hazard that is sufficiently well-documented to warrant immediate preventable public health action.” This is the first major North American medical group to take this strong stance. It probably won’t be the last. While B.C. Hydro continues to install these meters in our communities, many of us have drawn a line in the sand

and continue to resist having them installed on our homes. This new medical opinion only stiffens our resolve. Any readers not wanting to be a lab rat for B.C. Hydro should not permit the installation of a smart meter on their home. Jim Stachow Ladysmith

City’s strategic plan should be a concern To the Editor, Re: Consultant hired to help city build long-term plan, Jan. 26. We are currently in Phase 2 of a similar process and I feel it puts too much distance between the concerned and those who can do something about those concerns. Your story reads as follows – elected in November, confused about why they were elected by December, and paying $121,000 for professional help to guide them in their elected duties in January. Max Salamon Bamfield

Gun registry data not reliable for cops To the Editor, Re: Gun registry is about people’s rights as well, Letters, Jan. 5. Klaus Nenn states that, “Knowing that there are weapons in the home of law-abiding citizens is an important aspect of law enforcement.” Law-abiding owners of firearms always possess a PAL or an RPAL. If the homeowner has one of these, it’s pretty safe to assume that he or she also possesses firearms regardless of what a registry says. However, police officers will always assume that there are weapons in the home. What if the residents are not law-abiding citizens at all, but merely criminals who haven’t been caught yet? A police officer who relies on an error-filled computer database is a statistic waiting to happen. Mike Charters Saskatoon

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Provincial columnist misinformed To the Editor, Re: Questioning U.S. ‘environmentalists’, B.C. Views, Jan. 26. The article written by Tom Fletcher, in regards to the environmental movement, is so full of distortions, misinformation and misrepresentations that I hardly know where to start. Perhaps the headline of the story points to its inherent bias, in that the single quotation marks surrounding the word ‘environmentalist’ obviously imply the contempt with which the author holds those of the ‘green’ movement. When one begins from this premise, it is certain that very little of value, in furthering the debate, will follow. It is unfortunate that Fletcher continues to use discredited sources for his stories, but then how else to get the desired conclusion? His use of the “research” by Vivian Krause, to validate the facts about foreign contributions to various environmental advocacy groups, may or may not contain some element of truth (though I think wildly exaggerated). Unfortunately, her position as a former director of corporate development, and public relations for the largest foreign-owned fish farm corporation in the world, Nutreco, does not fill me with confidence about her concern for my environment. As to the reference to Patrick Moore, former member of Greenpeace, but presently a shill for atomic energy, clear-cut logging, and the above mentioned fish farming, he has chosen the path of lucre over ethics long ago. This tactic, put forward by the so-called ‘EthicalOil’ group, of diverting attention to the funding issues of those who question the viability of the west coast pipeline, rather than to the substance of the issue, is being used by the prime minister and all others lined up with ‘Big Oil’. Let us hope that the forums now being conducted to discuss the pipeline and tanker issues, are more than just a sham, or an appeasement process. It is so important that we all look with a critical eye at the true cost of these massive intrusions into our backyards, and ask ourselves these questions. Who will truly gain from these incredibly risky ventures? And, who can I trust to truly represent my interests? Is it the governments of Alberta and Canada who are strong and unyielding advocates for oil? Or is it environmental groups like Greenpeace whose raison d’etre is the promotion of a clean and renewable planet for us all? J. LeGrow Nanaimo


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Cool steps aid homeless Nanaimo residents will get a small taste of what it’s like to be homeless and have to walk the streets at night this winter. The Harbour City is one of 15 communities across Canada taking part in the Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser Feb. 25. The non-competitive five- and 10-kilometre winter walk draws attention to the challenges faced by people who are homeless in Canadian communities, and raise funds to address their needs. It’s not simply a walk, but an opportunity to experience what it is like to be out on the streets in the cold. For walkers who know they have a warm place to go home to, it’s a chance to consider the challenges for those who don’t know where to turn. In 2011, the walk was piloted in Toronto and KitchenerWaterloo, with 406 walkers rais-

ing $110,000. This year’s goal is $300,000. Funds raised from the Nanaimo walk go to the Island Crisis Care Society which operates Samaritan House – Nanaimo’s only homeless shelter for women; Crescent House and Safe Harbour House, which provide crisis stabilization beds in Nanaimo; and The Bridge and Sophia House supportive recovery homes. Team captains are needed to recruit members and sponsors. Each team is asked to raise $1,000. The Nanaimo walk begins at St. Paul’s Anglican Church at 29 Church St. Registration starts at 4 p.m. and the walk begins at 5:15 p.m. The route closes at 8 p.m. For more information or to register, please go to www.coldestnightoftheyear.org or call Violet Hayes, event director at 250-816-2335.

NEW BUSINESS HOURS RDN ADMINISTRATION AND TRANSIT The Regional District of Nanaimo is pleased to announce that commencing Wednesday, February 1 the RDN Administration Building and RDN Transit Building, at 6300 Hammond Bay Road in Nanaimo, will be extending office hours to 5:30 pm every Wednesay. Business hours for the remainder of the week will remain unchanged for both buildings. During the extended hours the public will be able to access all regular services, such as building permits, utility payments and planning advice. The new business hours are as follows: RDN Administration Building Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday

8:30 am - 5:30 pm

The Regional District of Nanaimo wants to share its vision of the Moorecroft Regional Park management plan with an open house Feb. 11 from noon to 4 p.m. The public will have the opportunity to comment on three different strategies planned for managing the park as well as a draft of the management principles and goals. The plan, scheduled for completion in November, will guide operations, development, and stewardship of Moorecroft based on analysis of property values, and public and stakeholder consultation. The park is on Stewart Road in Nanoose. For more information, please go to www.rdn. bc.ca. Formerly Camp Moorecroft, the land was acquired by the RDN and The Nature Trust of B.C. from the United Church of Canada in March 2, for $4.8 million.

Dental students improve smiles Vancouver Island University hygienist and dental assistant students are looking to take a bite out of people’s teeth problems through low-cost treatments. They’re looking for individuals who haven’t had their teeth cleaned in more than five years, have bleeding or sore gums, stained teeth or tartar build up. Treatments include dental cleaning, scaling/rootplaning, fluoride treatments, X-rays and polishing. Cost is between $15-$30. Potential clients will be screened and depending on need, may require multiple appointments. Screening appointments run Feb. 20-23. To make an appointment or for more information, please call the university’s dental clinic at 250-740-6240.

RDN Transit Building Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Wednesday

8:00 am - 4:30 pm 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

For more information please contact RDN Administration at 250-390-4111, or toll-free 1-877-607-4111, or RDN Transit at 250-390-6565

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ULA’s European Shoe & Boot End of Season BLOW-OUT!

HELD OVER!!

It’s that time of the year once again when Ula’s Shoes must clear off end-of-season designs and Inventory and our DUE TO SNOW DELAY customers are the ones who benefit! Fine quality all leather European-made shoes and boots under the famous Ulas Brand label are offered at drastic price reductions. Choose from a very large selection of ladies, men and childrens at Blowout pricing. This sale is held over due to last weeks bad weather. So hurry in for best selection! NOTICE...

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99

Sirloin Tip Oven Roast

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4

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Dofino

Havarti Cheese 165-200gr

each

Crispy Proscuitto Wrapped Asparagus

375 gr

99

3

99 per lb

Mexican “Altar”

Fresh Asparagus

per lb

Made Fresh In Store!

Sushi Platter

19 42 piece

Proscuitto

See Philadelphia Cream Cheese Offer on Page 4

49

each

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99

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399,000 Q-Points

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Strip Loin Grilling Steak

5

99

Family Pack, 13.20 per kg

Family Pack, 6.59 per kg

lb

Fresh Australian

QF Platinum Angus

Family Pack, 8.80 per kg

Locally Raised BC Poultry

PER

3 7 6 99

99

99

lb

lb

lb

PER

lb

Bonus Q-Points Dempsterʼs

WholeGrains Corned Beef Brisket Bread

2$

Maple Leaf

10,000

Q

points

bonus

600gr

for

Old El Paso

5

¢

25

650ml

99

3500 UDIʼs Gluten Free Muffins 340gr

Refried Beans 398ml

5000

99

Old El Paso

Old El Paso

595-652gr

2

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Movie Offer on Special Packs!

Kit

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guaranteed

25¢ from participating Dempster’s products will go to the QF Community Health Endowment Fund in support of health care!

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Thick ‘n Chunky Salsa

35gr

323gr

Swanson Skillet Meals

PER

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Seasoning Mix

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10,000

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2$ for

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Old El Paso

Taco Shells

2$

125-133gr

for

3.78lt

3000

3 $5 for

3

99 3 $ 5 for

4

Old El Paso

Soft Flour Tortillas 8’s 311-334gr

2$ for

4

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Italissima Tomatoes

Choice Grade, 796ml

4

Rice

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2500

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15.41 per kg

99

Per Package

PER

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26.43 per kg

11

2

99

PER

Fresh Chicken Drumettes

Tenderloin Grilling Steak

Fresh Extra Lean Ground Sirloin


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Fresh Whole Grade A

Fresh Pork Butt Steak

Frying Chicken

Family Pack, 5.93 per kg

2 Pack, 4.83 per kg Locally Raised BC Pork

2 2$ 7

69

Boar’s Head

Bacon 500gr

PER

lb

Heritage

Olymel 450gr

FREE

Fresh Gourmet Sausages 6.59 per kg

370-400gr

4

2$ for

Bush’s Best

Cheezies

210gr A

$2.19 Value

FREE!

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5

4$ for

Primo

Thick & Zesty Pasta Sauce

for

Sliced Bacon Per Package

10,000

Q

points

2$ for

Primo

Tomatoes 796ml

4 Primo

Beans 540ml

680ml

Woodmanʼs Horseradish Original, 250ml

3500 Bickʼs Relish Selected, 375ml

2000 Heinz White Vinegar 2.5lt

3000 Mr. Clean All Purpose Cleaner

Green Giant

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5

Hertel’s Deli Style

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525-540ml

for

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99 lb

Ready To Serve Soup

3$

lb

PER

Primo

Pizza Minis or Pops

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Hertel’s

Offer is in effect Monday, January 30th - Sunday, February 5th

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& Receive A

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19 Each

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852gr

FREE

Reedʼs or Virgilʼs

Canned Vegetables

Angus Beef Burgers

1 BUYT 1 GE

Wieners

for

4x355ml

2

Locally Raised BC Poultry

4 $5 for

2$ for

3

1.2lt

4 $5 for

3000 Sensodyne Toothpaste Selected, 75-100ml

3000


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Game Day decisions made easy with these specials! Armstrong

7

MacLaren’s

Imperial Cold Pack Cheese Sharp Cheddar, 250gr

99

5

Babybel

Swiss Knight

120-132gr

170gr

Cheese

3

3

99

Gold Seal

for

99

for

Plus Applicable Fees

Movie Offer on Special Packs!

Smoked Oysters

99

2$ for

5

3$ for

Bick’s

Stagg

1lt

425gr

for

Gluten Free

Chili

Oatmeal Crisp Cereal

2$ for

for

2$ for

2$ for

Pepsi Max

Crackers

4

5

1 Salsa

400-600gr

2$

Granola Bars

7 For

4

5 5

Kraft

Christie

250 gr

Selected 225-454gr

Philadelphia Soft Cream Cheese

2$ for

7

Pizza

170-200gr

General Mills or Nestle

2 $5

99 3

for

Mott’s

Orangina

Molson

Clamato Juice

Sparkling Orange Beverage

4

99

Exel Non Alcoholic Beer

1.89lt

with Natural Pulp, 1.75lt

Cereal

12x355ml

4

99

330-380gr

for

General Mills

Fibre 1 Granola

2 $4

99

4

2 $4

for

1.75lt

2$ for

Plus Applicable Fees

5

840-931gr

7

2 $5

Plus Applicable Fees

99 2

for

Planters

Peanuts in A Bag

Plus Applicable Fees

Planters

Planters

600gr

275gr

Dry Roasted Peanuts in a Jar

275-300gr

General Mills

Fibre 1 Cereal

4

99

for

3

Dole

Juice or Punch 1.89lt

7 5 3$ for

Plus Applicable Fees

99

99 3

3 $5 for

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1 Salsa

Pepsi Max

Redenbacher’s

Doritos

Lay’s

Nalley

6’s

260-280gr

220gr

225gr

Microwave Popcorn Tortillas Win a Reebok Football Jersey!

2$ for

5

2$ for

2lt

Classic Dip

Potato Chips

See store for details

99 3

Plus Applicable Fees

Cashews in A Tin

410-490gr

100% Pure & Natural Orange Juice

Crackers

for

907gr

for

160-230gr

Tropicana

2$

Delissio

Shredded Cheese

130-175gr

3

2lt

5

99

Kraft

Perogies

4$

6

425-505gr

Christie Ritz or Stoned Wheat Thins

200-225gr

Nature Valley

Frozen Lasagna

2lt

99 2 $

4 2$ 7

Meat & 3 Cheese, 1.5kg

Cheemo

Dr. Pepper, Mug Root Beer, Crush or Lipton Brisk

Movie Offer on Special Packs!

For

Tortilla Chips or Salsa

for

Classic Roast Ground Coffee

General Mills

99

Plus Applicable Fees

Plus Applicable Fees

920gr

Dill Pickles

Bits & Bites

for

Bassili’s Best

2$

12x355ml

Folgers

General Mills 345-500gr

1lt

Christie

3$

5

Cheerios

Premium Pickles

Purchase a Tostitos Chips

213- 227gr

So are these great prices!

Tostitos

Assorted Sizes

85gr

106-120gr

890ml

2

Chex Mix or Bugles

Thirst Quencher Sport Bottle

Pepsi or 7-Up

99

General Mills

Gatorade

4$

Clover Leaf

Cocktail Shrimp or Crabmeat

9

3

12x355ml

710ml

4 3

Ginger Ale, Club Soda or Tonic Water

2$ for

Mini Cheese

Miracle Whip or Mayo

Bick’s

Rosenborg Danish Cheese 125gr

99

Kraft

Schweppes

Castello

Cheddar or Mozzarella Cheese 600gr

“And It’s Good!

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Freybe

Lilydale

European Smoked or Pepper Ham

Fat Free Turkey Breast Oven Roasted or Sundried Tomato

Lilydale

Kentucky Chicken Breast

1

2

Bonus Q-Points Large

Seven Layer Dip

PER gr

100

Lilydale

10,000

points

bonus

So Nice Soyganic Beverage 1.89lt

3000 Lactantia Salted Butter Stick 125gr

2000 Kraft Cheese Slices Selected, 250gr

2000

Burt始s Bees Shampoo or Conditioner 340-354ml

5000

100

Monterey Jack Grated

1

Parmesan Style

PER gr

100

Previously Frozen

3500 Jacob始s Cream Crackers

94-126始s

2000

100gr

Feta

Per 100gr ............................... Imported French

Brie

Per 100gr .............................

Vegetable Chop Suey Medium

Szechuan Beef ....... Medium

Chicken with Black Bean Sauce...... 8 Piece

95

850 495

Deep Fried Prawns..

Available at Select Stores

Serving Suggestions

Boneless Skinless

Basa Fillets

3

Frozen or Previously Frozen

69 PER gr

100

16/20 Large Size

White Tiger Prawns Previously Frozen

Machine Peeled Shrimp Frozen or Previously Frozen

1

49 PER gr

100

Wild Sockeye Salmon Fillets Frozen or Previously Frozen

99

1

PER

100gr

99 PER

100gr

1

99 PER

100gr

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Scotties Facial Tissue

Macedonien Style

Halibut Fillets

400gr

5000

PER

100

199 169 299

Per 100gr ...............................

1 50 6 8 79

Medium

Carriage Trade Puffed Wheat

18x25ft

Heat & Enjoy!

PER gr

Plain or Jalapeno

5000

Reynolds Aluminum Foil

1

PER gr

99

PER

100gr

BBQ Pork Back Ribs

49

Family Pack

59

Cooked Instore

49

15ml

3000

100

Greek Salad

Dristan Nasal Spray

200gr

PER gr

Made Fresh Instore

Turkey Farmers Sausage

1 Q Minimum 600gr, Each

1

69

79


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Dinner Buns or Crusty Rolls

Alpine Bread

4

2$ for

Cookies

3 Korn Bread

2

99

Decadent Chocolate Cake

5

99

24 Pack

Cream Puffs ............

10

Cream Filled

2for$5

Apple Strudel .......... Original Cakerie

Bar Cakes........................... Ryvita

Selected 175-250gr

Kettle

Potato Chips 220gr

Muffins

¢ PER gr

100

200gr

Silver Hills Macks Flax Bread

2$

5

2$ for

for

Cascades

5

Double Roll Bathroom Tissue Enviro, 12’s

2 $4

99 5

for

Pacific Foods

Seventh Generation

Organic Soup

99 4 for

points Q

Dempsterʼs Sesame Bagels

Natural Laundry Detergent 1.47lt

2 $4

5000

6ʼs

1lt

Quality Fresh

6 Pack e

5000

2 $5

Organic Cheese

Mini Danish

bonus

6’s

946ml-1lt

200gr

Sweet Treats Gummi Worms

2

675gr

Organic Broth

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revor Gear’s steps into the circus world were solitary. The Gabriola juggler and clown started more than a decade ago with a book and a trio of balls. “I stood on the lawn and juggled three balls until I could do it,” he said. Living in Qualicum Beach at the time, he hooked up with a few people from up Island and formed a juggling troupe and performed at his first juggling festival in Seattle about 12 years ago. An old-time street performer liked his style and gave Gear a set of balls, clubs, rings and torches to use in his act. “This is kind of a cool

community, these juggling folk,” Gear said. Now he wants to give some of that support and goodwill back to his community by organizing the inaugural Winterfest Circus and Juggling Arts Festival on Gabriola Feb. 10-12 at Gabriola community hall. “It’s part of building interest in circus, building interest in juggling on Gabriola,” he said. “I’m really interested in nurturing that.” Gear juggles just about everything, but specializes in top hats and clubs. He and Cosmo the Clown – who will also lead workshops at the festival – had a street show in which they tossed items back and forth. “Our finale was knives and fire,” he said. ◆ See ‘CIRCUS’ /22

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ing an alternative to competitive sports, he said. “It’s pretty accessible and easy,� Gear said. “It feels pretty good to learn something new.� Gear leads workshops in hat and ball juggling, while Cosmo the Clown offers clown lessons. Pachiel Smith, band leader of the Bolting Brassicas and mastermind behind Lasquirkus teaches beginners club juggling. Missy Nobles leads stilt walking, Vancouver’s David Yates teaches poi spinning and the Mud Bay Jugglers will slow it all down with their unique juggling skills. An informal meetand-greet begins at 6 p.m. on Friday at the community hall. The workshops take place Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 10 a.m., with the showcase of circus skills from the visiting performers is set for Saturday at 7:30 p.m. A weekend pass is $35, with drop-in daily for $10. The evening showcase is $10. For more information, please visit www.wintercircusfest.wordpress.com.

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BRIGINSHAW, Ernest Reginald December 3, 1916 – January 19, 2012 Reg passed away peacefully in Nanaimo at the age of 95 in the loving care of his family. He will be sadly missed by Mary, his wife of 64 years, his daughters, Susan, Anne, Karen and Teri and their husbands, seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, sisters- and brothers-in-law, nephews and nieces and lifelong friends. The family is grateful to the staff on the second oor of the residential care unit of Nanaimo Seniors Village for making his last days as comfortable as possible. There will be no public service at his request. The family will gather privately in Nanaimo for his interment and to celebrate his life. You are no longer where you were, but you are wherever we are.

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Joyce Isobel Bulger (neeSutherland) It is with heavy hearts and much sadness that Brenda, Gordon, and Kelly announce the sudden passing of their dear mother, Joyce Isobel Bulger on Jan. 22, 2012. Joyce was born on Oct. 20, 1925 at Watrous, Sask. and grew up in Watrous, North Regina, and Biggar, Sask. She attended Normal School in Saskatoon and there received her teaching certiďŹ cate. Joyce taught grades 1-8 in a one room school house near Perdue, Sask. She married George Bulger on July 24, 1946. They moved to Springwater, Sask. where they owned and operated Bulger’s Garage for 17 years. The family then moved to Nanaimo in 1965. In later years, after George’s passing in 2003, Joyce moved to Nanaimo Senior’s Village. There she made many wonderful friends including her special friend, Nigel Hall. Joyce is survived by her son, Gordon Bulger (Yvonne) of Nipawin, Sask; and two daughters, Brenda Lindsay (Ron) of Cowichan Bay, BC; and Kelly Perraton (Joe) of Lantzville, BC; one grandson, Jacob Perraton; four granddaughters, Jaimie Perraton, Janine Layseca, Jill Lindsay, and Anuschka Rousseau, as well as one great-granddaughter, Kayla Layseca Lindsay. Joyce was predeceased by her husband, George Bulger; her brother, John Sutherland; and her sister, Jane Sutherland. Special thanks to the staff at Nanaimo Senior’s Village. No service at Joyce’s request. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Lung Association. First Memorial Funeral Services 250-755-8333

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Busy veterinary hospital requires a Kennel Assistant to help deliver quality care to clients & patients. Applicants must be flexible, hard working, willing to take direction and be team oriented. Weekend work will be required. Fax resume with references to 250-758-0539

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Must be Flexible. Call 250-751-8633 Ask for Troy. HELP WANTED EXP’D COOK needed. Apply with resume between 2-7pm: Granary Restaurant, Terminal Park Mall, Nanaimo, BC.

PORT HARDY-Available immediately, working Bodyshop Manager. Painter/Bodyman. Competitive pay, benefits and bonuses. Also looking for a Journeyman GM Technician. Send resumes to Attention Cory, klassengm@gmail.com or fax 250-949-7440.

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INLAND KENWORTH THE LEMARE GROUP is seeking Forestry Engineers to assist in road and cutback design. For those that display the qualities we desire we will provide remuneration that is above industry standard. Send resumes to the Planning Manager at (250)956-4888 or email vstavrakor@lemare.ca.

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INLAND KENWORTH Inland Kenworth in Nanaimo Requires a Licensed Technician

Experience on Case/Linkbelt/Tigercat equipment an asset. Clean new shop with yearly tool allowance.

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Certified Electrician

Western Forest Products Inc. is currently seeking a Journeyman Electrician Certified for the Province of British Columbia to join the Duke Point Sawmill, located south of Nanaimo, BC. Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, the Certified Electrician will perform a full range of journeyman level Electrician duties utilizing considerable initiative and judgment and in accordance with blueprints, diagrams, electrical and building codes, regulations and company policy. A detailed job posting can be viewed at http://www.westernforest.com/careers/current_openings.php This is an USW hourly union position with a Certified Rate of $33.47 per hour and a comprehensive benefit package. Details of the collective agreement can be viewed at http://www.westernforest.com/careers/collective_agreements.php The successful candidate will be team orientated with an ability to deliver results that are aligned with the strategic objectives of the business. He/she will have the ability to adopt and encourage innovative thinking that contributes to achieving practical solutions to complex problems. Western Forest Products Inc. is an integrated Canadian forest products company located on Vancouver Island that is committed to the safety of our employees, the culture of performance and the discipline to achieve results. If you believe that you have the skills and qualifications that we are looking for, please reply in confidence: Human Resource Department Facsimile: 866.840.9611 Email: resumes@westernforest.com Application Deadline: Fri., Feb.10/12 Reference Code: Electrician, DP

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WFP is currently seeking a fully qualified Hooktender to join our Holberg Forest Operation. This is a perm. USW hourly union position required on a full time basis. If you believe that you have the skills and qualifications that we are looking for, please reply in confidence: Marty Gage - General Foreman Facsimile: 250.288.2764 Email: mgage@ westernforest.com For more info. Visit: www.western forest.com

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

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

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

ELECTRICIAN: HOME or BUSINESS. No job too small. Renovations, Additions. Senior and Single Parent discount. Licensed, Bonded. Call George (250)619-1384

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OLD FASHIONED HANDYMAN Drywall, tile, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting. Quality work. No HST. Reasonable prices. 250-616-9095.

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

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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

27” JVC TV, Shaw digital box, DVD player and a mixture of DVD movies, $99 obo (all). Call 250-758-4786.

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

2 UPHOLSTERED light blue tub type chairs approx 3 ft wide. Very good cond. $30 for pair. 250-751-2410

BLUE OX Home Services. Expert Handyman & Renovation Services: plumbing, electrical, carpentry, drywall, tiling, painting, lawn & garden. Refs avail. Insured. 250-713-4409.

CLOSET DOORS, sliding mirrored (2 sets), 5’w x 80”h each. Hardware included, like new, $50 (all). 250-390-7773.

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

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MASONRY & BRICKWORK PETER’S MASONRY: 40yrs experience specializing in all types of stonework, brickwork, fireplaces & more. Call Peter (250)756-8569 or 250-4682706 for your free estimate.

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.

HOUSES FOR SALE

FREE ITEMS PLUSH CHAIR (chair and 1/2) ivory colour. $75. Call (250)245-4386.

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

GRAND HERITAGE HomeCraftmans style, original stain glass, fir flrs, excellent wood detailing, claw ft tub, electrical upgrades, oil heat, 1350sq ft on main flr, 3 stories. $389,900. (250)716-9340.

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TERMINAL PARK area, ocean view, all amenities, heat & hot water. Adult friendly; Senior discount. N/S, N/P. lrg 1bdrm $675/mo. & 2bdrm, $850/mo. (250)754-2484

NANOOSE (near Petro) 1bdrm, 1bath w/shower, priv, grnd floor suite. F/S, W/D, internet/cable incl, phone/hydro not incl. $600 +$300 DD. Avail. Feb 1st. (250)468-1634

ACREAGE

COLLEGE/BOWEN PARK: Clean 1 bdrm suite in 4-plex, fridge/stove, private entr., heat & hydro incld, $650. NS/NP. Ref’s. Call 250-753-7363.

LANGLEY, BC, 31.24 acres In ALR, flat land, good drainage, creek. 10 acres in cottonwood trees balance in mixture of pasture & bush. Qualifies for farm taxes. Older barn. Lovely building site for dream home. Drilled well, plentiful excellent water, designated septic field. 5 Mins to hospital, shopping complex, and indoor pool. $1,800,000. (604)534-2748

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HOLLY HILL- 3 bdrm, 2 bath, F/S, W/D hook-up. Clean, new paint & carpet. Close to amenities. $875. NP/NS. Avail now. (250)758-4871. NORTH NANAIMO. 3 bdrm 2 bath. Clean, bright, new carpet, family home. W/D hookup. Close to amenities. $895. Avail. Feb 1, (250)758-4871

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APARTMENT/CONDO

PARK WEST APTS 55 Bay Street Stes avail. - some immed. 1 Bdrms from $875; 2 bdrms from $1125. Close to Victoria downtown, Save-On, Starbucks & transportation. Please Call Wendy 250-590-7505 Email: pw@ramco.ca WETHERBY APTS FOR SENIORS ONLY 55+ Spacious stes Avail. - some immed. Bach $750; 1 bdrm $890; 2 bdrms $1075 & up. Close to buses, Hillside Mall, doctors, dentists all within walking distance. Seniors lifestyle of convenience & comfort. On site laundry, social room. Staff available. Please call Bonny 250-598-1650 Email: weth@ramco.ca SEAGATE APTS 707 Esquimalt Road Stes avail. - some immed. 1 bdrm $875 & up; 2 bdrms $1010 & up. Indoor pool, exercise rm and many other fitness amenities. Full view of Strait of Juan de Fuca. Please call Sylvia 250-383-1731 Email: sea@ramco.ca

LONG LAKE MANOR, 3108 Barons Rd. 1 & 2 bdrm, close to all amenities. 250-751-1341 LONG LAKE: waterfront 2bdrm in 5plex. $900 +hydro/cable. March 1st. 1 acre landscaped. (250)758-2158. LONG LAKE: waterfront 2bdrm in 5plex. Completely reno’d. $1,250 +hydro/cable. Feb 15th. (250)758-2158 NANAIMO. 1 Bdrm, $675, 5 min to ferry, seawalk, parks. Spotless, sauna, nice views, N/S, N/P. Free Hot Water. Elevator. Intercom 250-753-8633 NANAIMO- CLEAN, quiet 1 bdrm suites. Available January and Febuary. Hot water included, on bus route. $525/mo. 1 year signed lease required, ref’s & credit check req’d. Please call 250-754-8411. NANAIMO DOWNTOWN 3 bdrm,1.5 bath, on-site laundry. NS/NP. $900. 250-754-1547.

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The Nanaimo Clippers’ momentum got stalled on the tracks on Sunday. The B.C. Hockey League team’s four-game win streak ended with a 3-2 loss to the Coquitlam Express in a matinee tilt at Frank Crane Arena. “We didn’t come out with a 60-effort. We had spurts where we were outplaying them,” said Mason Blacklock, Clippers forward. “Especially in the second period and most of the third they were outplaying us and forced us to take some penalties and capitalized. We just weren’t focused and ready to play.” The Clips led the game 1-0 and 2-1 on goals from Brenden Forbes and Blacklock, but the Express snapped a 2-2 tie with five minutes to go in the third period. “Definitely we could’ve been more focused going into the third,” said Josh Phillips, Clippers defenceman. “We were losing battles to loose pucks, just all around we could’ve competed a little harder.” Coach Mike Vandekamp said there were defensive lapses and too many turnovers against a fast, tenacious opponent.

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Nanaimo Clippers goalie Billy Faust gives up a rebound but defenceman Josh Phillips clears the puck away from danger during Sunday’s B.C. Hockey League game against the Coquitlam Express on Sunday at Frank Crane Arena.

“I’m not going to overanalyze a 3-2 game; it is what it is,” Vandekamp said. “We had lots of chances but it didn’t go our way.” Billy Faust made 35 saves in defeat. The loss came against the team directly ahead of the Clippers in the standings. “It’s tough, but we can’t let that bother us. We’re 4-1 in our last five. We’re still five points back but we’re making strides,”

Blacklock said. “Today it kind of got away from us but we’re going in the right direction and we’ve just got to keep looking forward.” The Clippers had earned a point in five of their last six games before Sunday, so they’re generally feeling positive about their play and their playoff push. “We took an amazing amount of steps forward in the past 10 days as a team,” said Vandekamp.

Nanaimo’s other game this past weekend saw the Clips shut out the Cowichan Valley Capitals 3-0 on Friday at Frank Crane Arena. Clayton Chessa scored the gamewinning goal against his former team and Trevor Fitzgerald and Dan Correale had Nanaimo’s other markers. Faust stopped 31 pucks that night for his fourth shutout of the season; he is now tied for the league lead in that category.

GAME ON … The Clippers have home games on Friday (Feb. 3) and Saturday at Frank Crane Arena against the Powell River Kings and Surrey Eagles, respectively. Both games are 7 p.m. start times and tickets will be available at the door or by calling 250-751-0593 … This article was first published Sunday at the Bulletin’s Clippers Central website at www.nanaimobulletin. com/sports/clippers. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

VIU hoops teams hit triple digits

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VIU Mariners player Brandon Jones, left, gets a Columbia Bible College opponent turned the wrong way on Friday night.

The Vancouver Island University Mariners have high expectations of themselves. Even hitting triple digits isn’t always enough. The men’s basketball team won both its weekend games at the VIU gym, defeating the Columbia Bible College Bearcats 105-83 on Friday and then beating the Douglas Royals 87-73 on Saturday. After Friday’s triple-digit outburst, the M’s were lamenting the fact that they got outscored 59-57 in the second half of the game. “We definitely shared

the ball well tonight but it wasn’t a good game overall. They put up 59 points in the second half and that’s unacceptable,” said Harrison Stupich, who scored 11 points. He said playing with a big lead shouldn’t be an excuse. “I guess we’re struggling with it,” Stupich said. “We should come out every single half with the same intensity.” Brandon Jones led the Mariners with 20 points in that game. The next day against

the Royals, it was Richard Townsend Gant leading the M’s with 25 points. Patrick McCarthy scored 15 points and Jacob Thom had 10 rebounds and eight assists. In women’s action, the VIU Mariners defeated CBC 107-34 on Friday and handled Douglas 78-42 on Saturday. Shayna Wor thington scored 21 points Friday with Sarah Fraser adding 16 and Jocelyn Jones scoring 14 points. On Saturday Worthington and Brittany Knievel scored 14 points apiece.

Nanaimo’s Van Osch sisters will be among the most stylish teams at junior women’s nationals, which start Saturday (Feb. 4) in Napanee, Ont. Kesa, Kalia and Marika Van Osch and their teammate Brooklyn Leitch modelled their brand-new B.C. jackets at a special event Thursday at the Nanaimo Curling Centre. Kalia said the sisters weren’t allowed to open the parcel of jackets until Leitch arrived from the mainland to share in the moment. “We were pretty excited, we all threw them on and ran to the bathroom so we could look at them. It was really exciting.” Look for more on the Van Osch sisters later this week in the Bulletin.

Senior curlers play for skins

The Mid-Island Co-op Senior Cash League will come down to the last rocks to determine a champion. The curling league will wrap up play Wednesday (Feb. 1) with skins action at the Nanaimo Curling Centre. The standings are close enough that a title is within reach for a number of teams. In last Wednesday’s action, Graeme Cave edged Tom Renton 7-6 and Archie McIntosh beat Bob Hungar, also by a 7-6 score.

Curling women finish strong

Nanaimo curlers missed the playoff brackets, but finished strong at Curl B.C.’s Scotties Women’s Curling Championships in North Vancouver. Locals Nicole Backe and Darah Provencal, both teamed with mainland rinks for the event and both finished with 5-4 records. Kelly Scott of Kelowna won the championship and advances to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.


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Silvertips chasing playoffs

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Ice dance duo Kelly Hwang and Ryan Comisky of the Saanich Skating Club perform a routine in their pre-preliminary dance division Sunday at the Lynn Hetherington Memorial figure skating competition in Nanaimo. The three-day event attracted 350 skaters.

The North Island Silvertips were only able to pick up a point against a tough opponent, but at this time of year, every point helps. Nanaimo’s B.C. Major Midget League hockey team tied the Cariboo Cougars 2-2 on Saturday at the Nanaimo Ice Centre, then lost the next day’s rematch 5-3. “I thought we had some ups and downs,” said Michael Herringer, the ’Tips goalie who backstopped his team to the tie. “[Saturday] we were great the whole game at taking the body and we came out just flying. “[Sunday] we maybe took a little bit for granted at the start.” Coach Dan Lemmon didn’t think his team did enough to slow down the speedy Cougars. “We didn’t come out physical in the first period; it gave their defencemen confidence

◆ NORTH ISLAND Silvertips play the South Island Thunderbirds on Saturday (Feb. 4) at 5:15 p.m. at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.

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in their own zone to take that extra second to make that breakout pass,” Lemmon said. “Our team’s successful chipping pucks, getting in races and being physical and we just didn’t do a good enough job of that.” In the tie, Curtis McCarrick and Chase Lang scored the goals. The next day Jordan Levesque had two goals and Lang had a goal and an assist. The Silvertips sit only three points back of the final playoff position in the BCMML with two games in hand on some teams.

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Eclectic mix of artistry at Port Theatre the senses with intricate rhythms, raw energy, athletic choreography and the greenest – and most inventive – reuse of materials on stage today. With instruments fashioned from industrial scrap and offbeat materials, ScrapArtsMusic’s original music is as visually striking as it is sonically riveting. Tickets $40; $34/members; $15/students; $5/EyeGo. Jamie Adkins is always seeking new ways to develop his artistry and presents his newest creation Circus Incognitus on Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. He takes his performance far beyond the bounds of a single role to create this unforgettable one-man circus comedy. A veteran of both Cirque de Soleil and Cirque Eloize, Adkins began his career at the age of 13 in San Diego, where he delighted passers-by as a street performer. With his numerous talents and years of experience, this multidisci-

plinary acrobat was soon an integral g member of the Cirque Éloize family of artists. Adkins distinguished himself with his unique style that faithfully and humorously conveyed the essence of the ordinary man. Tickets are $36; $31/members; $15/students; $5/ EyeGo. The Port Theatre combined these two gifted musical groups in The Good Lovelies and Human Statues to create an evening of fun, charm, humour and a pinch of sass on March 9 at 7:30 p.m. The Good Lovelies’ constant instrument swapping and witty on-stage banter along with their light-hearted songwriting and irresistibly buoyant dispositions have enlivened Canada’s folk music landscape. Folk/pop duo The Human Statues are on a mission to spread “jubilation across the nation”. Originally from Vancouver Island, Zachary Stevenson and

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Friday ROYAL GEMS Performing arts, artist talk, childrens' games, tea ceremony and Chinese food treats. Nanaimo Museum: 5 to 7 PM Saturday UNBOUND Dance performance by Wen Wei Dance Company. Visit Chinatown in the Port Theatre Lobby Pre-Show: 7 PM, Performance: 8PM

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A handful of shows remain in the Port Theatre’s annual Spotlight series, showcasing classical ballet, circus arts and music. Fiery Latin passion and spectacular Russian technique meets Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m., when 35 members from the critically acclaimed National Ballet of Cuba present The Magic of Dance. The specially-created mixed program consists of pas de deux and highlights from world famous ballet repertoire, including great classic ballets, such as Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and Don Quixote. Tickets $60; $56/members. Canadian-based ScrapArtsMusic creates music from recycled materials, ranging from artillery shells and planks of wood right through to rubber tubes and balloons. The result? Pure magic on Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. ScrapArtsMusic excites

Sunday DANCE CLASSES Modern, Hip Hop, Chinese Traditional taught by Wen Wei Wang and the China Art Union Tickets at Port Theatre Ticket Centre Information and Class Registration: 250.716.3230 crimsoncoastdance.org


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