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Nanaimo educators hope a new regulation system will increase public confidence in teachers, but they have concerns about opening disciplinary hearings to the public. The province introduced legislation last week that dissolves the B.C. College of Teachers and sets up a new system to certify, regulate and discipline teachers. The 20-member council consisting of 12 elected teachers and eight appointees will be replaced with a 15-member council – three teachers from the B.C. Teachers’ Federation, five teachers elected on a regional basis and seven members nominated by partner groups such as the B.C. Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils. The B.C. Teachers’ Council will also include one non-voting government representative appointed by the Education Ministry. A key part of the new regulatory system is a nine-member Disciplinary and Professional Conduct Board, of which only four members are teachers. An appointed commissioner will receive complaints and reports about alleged teacher misconduct and conduct preliminary investigations. Each disciplinary hearing will be held by three members of the board, only one of whom will be a BCTF member. ◆ See ‘CONCERNS’ /6

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Mourners remember Campbell BY ERIN CARDONE BLACK PRESS

As the dramatic voice of Ken Lavigne flooded the hall, an emotional Jo Campbell stood and embraced her children and grandchildren. Lavigne sang “Time to Say Goodbye” to conclude a celebration of the life of Thrifty Foods co-founder Alex Campbell Sr. on Sunday afternoon, evoking tears from not only Campbell’s f amily, including his wife, Jo, but a vast number of the 1,200-plus people who attended. The crowd mourned a man described as an intelligent entrepreneur, an avid boater and a father with a sense of humour by speakers at the event – friends and business associates who got to know Campbell over many years. Campbell died Oct. 11. He was 70. C T V Va n c o u v e r Island news anchor Hudson Mack hosted the celebration at the Victoria Conference Centre. Before the hall filled for the 1 p.m. event, people stood and talked, many hugged each other and made introductions to new acquaintances. The celebration was just as Campbell would have wanted it, Mack said, with laughs along the way. Friends remembered failed fishing feats with Campbell, who was nicknamed “the smile in the aisle” for his presence at his stores. Mack said Campbell’s three children were “proud of his honesty, integrity and confidence.”

BY CHRIS HAMLYN THE NEWS BULLETIN

Residents will have a chance to voice concerns over land-use jurisdiction at the Nanaimo Airport. City Spaces, a Victoria consulting firm hired by the Regional District of Nanaimo to gather information on airport land use, is hosting public meetings Nov. 10 at the Cedar Heritage Centre, 1644 MacMillan Rd. at 7 p.m., and Nov. 15 at the Parksville Community Centre at 7 p.m. The consultant, hired last spring at a cost of $50,000, spent the summer meeting with different airport interest groups, going over jurisdiction issues at Nanaimo and other B.C. airports. Paul Thompson, RDN manager of long-range planning, said the meetings will give the consultant an idea of what people want to see happen on the airport land. “Based on that feedback and conversations with airport stakeholders, [City Spaces] is to come up with some recommendations for

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the RDN board on how to proceed in working with the Nanaimo Airport Commission in reaching some kind of agreement on who would be involved and how landuse would be determined in the future,” he said. Confusion over airport land use and jurisdiction slowed the Area A (Cedar, Yellow Point, Cassidy and South Wellington) Official Community Plan review and the RDN board decided to look at airport land use separately. The Area A OCP was approved in July. “Because it was taking so long and instead of holding up the whole OCP plan, the RDN board decided to do this as a separate process,” said Thompson. “The consultation will provide information or some kind of agreement between NAC and the regional district, and then there can be a change or amendment to the OCP.” The timeline for City Spaces to provide recommendations to the RDN is early 2012. news@nanaimobulletin.com

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2011-28119/28523 On Oct. 18 and Oct. 22, The Green Store, 256 Wallace St., was broken into. In the first incident, thieves gained entry between 7-8 a.m. by smashing open the front door. An undisclosed amount of cash from the register was stolen. The second break-in occurred between 9:30 p.m. Oct. 21 and 8 a.m. Oct. 22. The front door was again smashed in, a computer was knocked over and a wooden drawer pried open. 2011-28150 On Oct. 18, gold chains were stolen from

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2011-28574 On Oct. 22, a break and enter was reported at 3214 Departure Bay Rd. The incident is believed to have occurred between 6:15-7:15 p.m. as the homeowner was out at that time. When the owner returned, he found the front door unlocked and a big screen TV stolen. It appears the suspects entered through an ensuite bathroom window. A witness told police a silver sport car was seen in the driveway of the home at approximately 7 p.m. 2011-28808 On Oct. 25, a break and enter was reported at 2146 Bowen Rd. Taken from the home were some antique copper plates and foreign money. Suspects gained entry by climbing through the bathroom window.

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2011-28788 On Oct. 25, a break and enter was reported at Smokin’ Georges BBQ Restaurant at 10-4131 Mostar Rd. The front door to the restaurant was smashed, but thieves did not take anything from inside the building.

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2011-28991 On Oct. 27, a theft from a pickup truck and utility trailer was reported. The truck and trailer were parked at 632 Sarum Rise Way. Thieves gained entry by prying open the door to the trailer. An iPod and knife were stolen from the truck and tools from the trailer. ◆ Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person responsible for these crimes.

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Unwieldy committees slow school trustees’ workflow CONSULTANT RECOMMENDS two committees of the whole to replace current structure.

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Nanaimo school officials are spending too much time attending committee meetings and trustees sometimes repeat the same discussions at different meetings. Mike McAvoy, a consultant hired to review the district’s governance structure, found that trustees spend on average 15-20 hours per month attending board, standing committee and sub-committee meetings. T he time senior staff spend preparing, attending and following up meetings equals about two months per person, much of that time at the expense of their regular management duties.

The board has three standing committees, 13 sub-committees and representation on nine other committees involving outside organizations. McAvoy talked to all trustees, most senior staff and administrators, and representatives from stakeholder groups. “There was an overwh e l m i n g p e rc e p tion that there were too many committees taking an inordinate amount of time,” he said, as he presented his findings at a school board meeting last week. M a ny p e o p l e h e i n t e r v i e we d c o m plained that the same debates were happening at both the committee and board meeting levels and sometimes

the discussions went through both levels more than once. T he review also found that many people felt the board was investing an increasing amount of time and energy dealing with managerial tasks, that some trustees were suspicious of other trustees’ motives and senior staff sometimes felt that their advice was not believed or valued. McAvoy recommends the board try adopting two committees of the whole to replace the education, business and human resources standing committees, as well as several of the sub-committees, and to make sure those meetings are more streamlined. All trustees would attend the committees of the whole as voting members, rather than a few voting board members appointed to each standing committee.

The board should also ensure it focuses on creating policy and less on operational management and it should meet informally with senior staff to help develop a mutually supportive professional working relationship, reads McAvoy’s report. “I think you have a real opportunity,” he said. “You’ve got new people in positions. You’re willing to go ahead.” The $12,704 report was referred to the board development process, which will get underway after a new school board is elected Nov. 19. Sharon Welch, school board chairwoman, said nothing in the report surprised her. “I’m disappointed at where we’re at, but I’m really hopeful through this review we’re going to change the face of what we do in this district,” she

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MLA in hospital for heart attack Parksville-Qualicum MLA Ron Cantelon suffered a heart attack last week. The news was released Friday by government caucus chairman Gordon Hogg. In a brief statement, Hogg said Cantelon suffered a heart attack in Victoria earlier in the week and was taken to hospital for treatment. Hogg said Cantelon was receiving care at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, where he was listed in stable condition. “It’s too early to speculate about when Ron will be able to resume his full schedule,” Hogg said in the statement.

Poppy peddlers George and Linda Hazzard are among volunteers peddling handfuls of poppies to passersby in Nanaimo North Town Centre. Linda volunteers with Royal Canadian Legion Branch 256 in honour of her father, who served with the Royal Canadian Navy. The Royal Canadian Legion’s annual poppy campaign runs until Nov. 11. Donations for poppies support legion charity and bursary programs. CHRIS BUSH/THE NEWS BULLETIN

Linley Valley park expansion too rich for city BY TOBY GORMAN and CHRIS HAMLYN THE NEWS BULLETIN

A group of citizens concerned about the fate of a parcel of privately owned land in Linley Valley must come up with the money to buy it themselves if they want it preserved, prompting them to make it a municipal election campaign issue. Team Save Linley Valley West, which launched an information campaign last month to educate Nanaimo residents on the development pressures facing the area, approached council last week with more than 1,200 signatures asking to have the land preserved as a nature park. The land in question is assessed at around $6.6 million, an amount Joanne Jonas said is well beyond the team’s fundraising capabilities. Council decided Tuesday that while additional park-

Joanne Jonas is leading a public effort to protect additional land in Linley Valley from development. The city announced Friday it cannot commit any funding to the effort, as it is not included in the parks master plan. NEWS BULLETIN FILE

land in west Linley Valley would have positive values, such a purchase is not on the city’s priority list. “It’s a gorgeous piece of land and in my dreams I would love to secure all the greenspace we can for people in the future because once it’s gone, it’s gone,” said Mayor John Ruttan. “But the age-old battle we as politicians go through on

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As the land is developed, the city will work with the property owners to maximize protection of the environment and acquire public access and trailways. “I think a lot of the councillors are onside with preserving all of the trails and ponds and forest, but who has that kind of money right now?” said Jonas. “But it’s not an outrageous amount.

It’s certainly doable.” Jonas first got involved in pursuing protection for the vulnerable parkland after witnessing the current 24-hectare housing development off Rutherford Road. She became concerned when she saw wildlife being negatively affected by development, as well as the destruction of wetlands and forest along her favourite hiking trails, even though the development met provincial standards. Buoyed by Nanaimo and Area Land Trust’s efforts to protect 101 hectares along the east park boundary, which the province placed under a new land-use order protecting it from development, Jonas said Team Save Linley Valley West will be making the proposal to preserve the park’s western edge a campaign issue for the upcoming municipal election. About half of the valley remains unprotected and vulnerable to development.

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“When I first started this, I never thought it would turn into a campaign to save this land,” said Jonas. “I wasn’t sure it was even possible and I still don’t. I mean, you have to just go with it because what do we have to lose?” Linley Valley is considered a secret gem in Nanaimo. It includes about 325 hectares of still undeveloped parkland that home to a wide variety of birds, deer, beavers, fish and two cougars that are known to reside there. Jonas said support for the issue continues to grow. “I think if someone wanted to develop it, they’d have to tread more carefully now because they know somebody is watching,” she said. “There was nobody watching when the development that is happening now began and if development begins again, we’ll be there when the bulldozers move in.” reporter2@nanaimobulletin.com

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Civic elections require voters If you don’t vote, why? In the last civic election in Nanaimo, in 2008, about one-third of eligible voters bothered to set aside a few moments on a Saturday to fill out a ballot. It’s not as if the process is difficult. In fact, the way it is organized makes it easy as pie to exercise the franchise on a municipal election. Voters simply need to find a nearby school and mark the ballot. Pick eight councillors – CASTING or pick one, or three, or A BALLOT five, or none – from the 22 only takes names on the ballot. It’s up a few minutes, to you. yet few take Pick one of the four names on the mayoral opportunity. ticket. Pick from 13 names on the board of education list. It might take you a half-hour – an hour tops – to leave home, vote and return in plenty of time to catch Hockey Night in Canada. For whatever reason, the majority of Nanaimo residents don’t vote at the one level of government that most affects them. Property taxes, garbage fees, recreation costs, those potholes on the street in front of your house and, yes, that proposed social housing project in the north end – they are all issues controlled by city hall. By filling out a ballot, you have some say on who at city hall will control the issues that most affect you, financially and socially. It would be interesting to know why most of us don’t vote. If you happen to be a voter who doesn’t cast a ballot in civic elections, tell us why. Maybe there are explanations we hadn’t considered. If we receive some responses, we will publish them in a future edition.

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Trust a huge casualty in cyberspace BY STEVE KIDD

For more than a decade, we’ve been on the front lines of an invisible war, an escalating war of terror going on behind our computer screens as “black hat” hackers and manufacturers of security software battle for control of our computers and our minds. It used to be we only had to worry about hackers getting into mainframe computers – “the big iron” as it used to be referred to – belonging to banks or governments and having some innocent fun poking around, perhaps indulging in the odd innocent prank, like making an ATM spit out $20,000 onto the street or starting a Third World War. Well, those hackers grew up and innocent fun turned into organized crime. Computers themselves left the tech geekonly world and became everyday home appliances. That’s when the viruses and worms – the whole range of malware – became an issue for the rest of us, with hackers using e-mail and other nefarious means to sneak little bundles of code onto your computer that might do anything from simply wiping your hard drive to stealing your personal information or turning your computer into a zombie for the hacker’s spam e-mail network. It was also when the makers of

anti-virus and security software came to our rescue with programs to combat the hackers’ little bundles of joy. The hackers, in turn, upped the ante by creating code that was increasingly harder to detect and eradicate. And so, the war has raged on to this very day. That was OK, when the battle was contained on our computers. But then we all decided to get smart phones, and the hackers started to move in on all these new sub-computer devices – well, at least that’s what some companies say; the companies that profit by selling you software to prevent attacks. Sure, I can see there might be some interest from the criminal element in hacking smart phones, but the dire predictions of antivirus software makers have yet to materialize. And no, I am not complacently ignoring the problem of malware, even if I am a Mac user (20 years of owning Macs, one virus infection; smiling smugly). Sure, you need an antivirus program on your computer, but people are the most common way computers get viruses – like when you say yes when a virus asks for permission to install itself, open mysterious e-mail attachments, etc. So you won’t be surprised that I was incensed when I received a ‘study’ from a prominent antivirus maker warning of the

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dangers of computer systems in cars becoming smart enough to be infected by computer viruses or open to other hacks. My eyes must be going. It wasn’t there when I looked at the report a second time, but I could have sworn that the report’s title was “new ways to drive software sales with fear.” Computers in cars have gone far beyond computer chips monitoring engine efficiency. Some new cars have the ability to be remotely started by a mobile phone, using a WiFi connection from the car. Other conveniences like the ability to open doors remotely date back even farther, and cars in the future are likely to have many more embedded electronic systems. That leads to a dire warning contained in the report. “As the popularity of these personalized connected systems increases, so does the need for security.” OK, with parts of your car sending messages to other parts of the car, those connections need to be secure. But the likelihood of a hack that would penetrate the systems? Only if my car starts opening “A happy birthday message for you” e-mails or cruising shady porn sites when I lock it up alone in the garage at night. ◆ Steve Kidd is a reporter with the Penticton Western News, a Black Press newspaper.

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LETTERS

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Occupy movement is new beginning To the Editor, Re: Mixed message worth hearing, Opinion, Oct. 29. Now that the media and the politicians have finally noticed the many encampments in cities across North America, the predictable reaction has surfaced: the tents must come down, space is being usurped and the campers are unfocussed in their demands so have no relevance. My opinion is that our politicians are getting nervous. Homeless people they can deal with – drag them away, find a few a place to live in and then go back to ignoring them. These protesters are of a different breed. They

are very focused. They are there to remind us that the game is fixed, that a small percentage of citizens own almost everything, including the politicians, and are beyond the reach of the justice system. The campers know that despite the propaganda of the powerful that states that everyone has an equal chance to be rich, it isn’t so. We brag about how wonderful Canada is, yet tolerate a high rate of child poverty, an educational system that is being starved for resources, and Third World conditions on reserves. Our shrinking middle class hasn’t gained an inch in 40 years. So we work more hours, take less vaca-

tions and act like mice on treadmills. Somehow we have been duped into believing that the good are rich and that being rich means you are good. How long the encampments last will depend on various factors. After seeing how honest protesters and bystanders were treated at the G20 in Toronto, it is likely that the authorities will turn the police loose sooner than later. This won’t resolve anything but will simply reinforce to our young people that democracy as practiced in North America is just a word, an illusion and that the powers-that-be will not stand for any actions which

highlight the realities of our corrupted system. The Arab Spring has taught us that change will come only when we stop being compliant in allowing the rich to make the rules. When we see the money manipulaters get huge bonuses instead of jail terms for wrecking the economy, we know there is no real justice. Those new penitentiaries are not being built for the moneyed class. What we may well be seeing is the beginning of a sea change and it will take great courage and endurance by many to make democracy work for the 99 per cent. Dave Cutts Nanaimo

To the Editor, Re: Workers worry about jobs at seniors’ home, Oct. 13. As family of two former residents of Malaspina Gardens, we were shocked to read in both local papers about the laying off of staff. You could not find a more dedicated, loyal staff in every department. They treat the residents as if they were their own family and they are given love and understanding no matter what the circumstances. The long-term staff must indeed be wonderful to stay as long as they have, many for 10, 20 and 30 years. How degrading after all those years to have to reapply for your job and take a pay cut as well. The owners are doing this community a great disservice by making Malaspina Gardens less than it is and putting the staff in jeopardy. Familiar faces and voices are very important to Alzheimer patients – changes of any kind are very disturbing to them. Staff is the most important part of any business. Why would you want to change what obviously is working so well? Doris Hodgson and Ruth Hunter Nanaimo

To the Editor, Re: B.C. puts heat on teachers, Oct. 29. For the BCPSEA to request a fine of 15 per cent of gross salary and benefits for work ‘not done’ when ‘the work not done’ was part of an arbitrated agreeement by the Labour Relations Board is ludicrous. If this is accepted by the LRB, would any future negotiated LRB rulings for any group be ‘worth the paper’ they are printed on? After all, one side can just go back and say this is too ‘disruptive.’ In regards to the work not done, I arrive at my school at 8 a.m. or earlier every morning and I often do not get home until 6 p.m. or later. I then do a minimum of one hour of work every evening that is directly related to my job as a teacher. On the weekends I go into school, where I often see other teachers, and spend hours more time preparing for the upcoming week or doing long-term planning. I choose to do this because I am not given adequate time during my work day to complete these tasks. This year has been no different. Is the BCPSEA seriously suggesting that the recess duty and staff meetings that I am not participating in are worth 15 per cent of my wage? I find that difficult to believe. The Minister of Education suggests that it is the lack of assessment that is the problem. The assessments are still happening and the discussion of progress of my students with their parents is also happening. If the LRB awards this

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fine, they need to put the onus on the employer to fine the individual teachers who are not doing this work. I don’t think they exist. Wendy deGroot Nanaimo

Supportive housing needs to go ahead To the Editor, Recently, I attended a gathering hosted by Concerned Citizens of Nanaimo to discuss proposed supportive housing on Uplands Drive. Although the majority present did not like the choice of the Uplands location, they were respectful when several of us spoke in favour of this project. Since results of my earlier research on supportive housing differed from that presented by some Uplands opponents, I feel compelled to elaborate. My research included Duncan’s Warmland House,

The Balmoral in Nanaimo, and housing in Kelowna, Vancouver and Seattle. In each case, initial fear and concern about the housing was dispelled as the facilities opened and neighbours saw the benefits to all. Attitudes changed. Residents came to embrace both the concept and the reality. Some of the most vocal initial opponents became actively involved in the housing. Residents reported their neighbourhoods had improved with the opening of the housing facilities. Duncan elementary school children even work in food gardens at Warmland alongside Warmland residents. While volunteering with the Extreme Weather Shelter, I’ve seen how grateful, respectful and considerate the clients are. They are eager to help one another and enjoy the sense of community experienced there. What a difference a permanent home with support and guidance would make in their lives. Douglas Hardie, chairman of the South End Community Association, spoke about the success of the Balmoral Hotel project. To confirm for yourself, visit www.nanaimosouthend.ca or speak with southend residents and business owners. Perhaps there could have been more public input in choosing project locations. Perhaps city council will choose to do things differently in future. Obviously, we can’t go back in time, so let’s move forward and work together to eradicate fear and homelessness in Nanaimo. Lynn Burrows Nanaimo

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Valuables, collectibles appraised at antique fair Inbrief It’s time to take that family heirloom down from the attic as the Mid-Island Antique Fair and Road Show comes to town. The event runs Friday to Sunday (Nov. 4-6) at Nanaimo North Town Centre, hosted by Luis Porretta,

owner of Luis Porretta Fine Arts. More than 50 tables of antiques, collectibles, jewelry and more will be on display. An antiques and collectibles road show takes place Saturday, (Nov. 5) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with four

accredited appraisers on site to gauge the value of items. The cost is $10 for the first appraisal and $5 for each additional item to a maximum of three items per person. All proceeds go to the Nanaimo

Community Hospice Society. Any vendors interested in renting a table can contact Porretta at 250-760-0501. For more information, please call Nanaimo North Town Centre at 250-758-8111.

MUNICIPAL ELECTION 2011 NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING PUBLIC NOTICE is given to the electors of the City of Nanaimo that an election by voting is necessary to elect a Mayor and eight Councillors for a three-year term commencing December 2011. Persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are:

DIDIO, Dan MCKINNON, Roger g ROUTLEDGE, Jim RUTTAN, John

CANDIDATES FOR MAYOR ((one to be elected)) JURISDICTION OF RESIDENCE Nanaimo, BC Nanaimo, BC Nanaimo, BC Lantzville, BC

CANDIDATES FOR COUNCILLOR ((eight g to be elected)) JURISDICTION OF RESIDENCE ANDERSON, George g Nanaimo, BC BESTWICK, Bill Nanaimo, BC BLUNDELL, Arlene Nanaimo, BC BRENNAN, Diane Nanaimo, BC BRUNIE, Brunie Nanaimo, BC CATHERS, Chris Nanaimo, BC FILLMORE, Brian Nanaimo, BC FULLER, Gordon Nanaimo, BC GREVES, Ted Nanaimo, BC JOHNSTONE, Diana Nanaimo, BC KIPP, Jim Nanaimo, BC KORPAN, Garyy Richard Nanaimo, BC LOMAS, Rod Nanaimo, BC MAARTMAN, Zeni Nanaimo, BC MANHAS, Jeet Nanaimo, BC MCKAY, Bill Nanaimo, BC OLSEN, Darcyy Nanaimo, BC OUELLETTE-CROUCHER, Christopher p James Nanaimo, BC PATTJE, Fred Nanaimo, BC RAMSAY, Peter Quinn Nanaimo, BC SNIKKERS, Trent Nanaimo, BC ZVER, Rob Nanaimo, BC

GENERAL VOTING DAY will be open to qualified electors of the City of Nanaimo on Saturday, November 19, 2011 between the hours of 8 am and 8 pm at the following locations: Chase River School Departure p Bayy Activityy Centre Dodd Narrows Room, Vancouver Island Conference Centre Frank J. Neyy School Georgia g Avenue School McGirr School Nanaimo Alliance Church Nanaimo Aquatic q Centre Oliver Woods Community Centre Protection Island Fire Hall* Quarterway Elementary School g Communityy Hall Wellington

1503 Cranberryy Avenue 1415 Wingrove g Street 80 Commercial Street

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5301 Williamson Road 625 Georgia g Avenue 6199 McGirr Road 1609 Meredith Road 741 Third Street 6000 Oliver Road

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ADVANCE VOTING DAY OPPORTUNITIES The City is offering Advance Voting Opportunities in the Bowen Park Auditorium, Bowen Park, 500 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC on: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 and Wednesday, November 16, 2011 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.) NOTE:

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SPECIAL VOTING OPPORTUNITY A Special Voting Opportunity (Mobile Poll) will be available to qualified electors who are residents, patients, visitors or staff of the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital at the time of voting, as follows: Saturday, November 19, 2011 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Nanaimo Regional General Hospital 1200 Dufferin Crescent, Nanaimo, BC QUALIFICATIONS FOR VOTING Resident Electors If you are not on the list of electors and you live within the City of Nanaimo, you may register at the time of voting by completing the required application form available at the Voting Place. You will be required to produce two (2) pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity. To register as a resident elector, you must meet the following qualifications: ➣ ➣ ➣ ➣

age 18 years or older on general voting day; a Canadian citizen; a resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding Voting Day; a resident of the City of Nanaimo for at least 30 days immediately preceding Voting Day; and, ➣ not otherwise disqualified by law from voting. ID Required q to Register g for Municipal p Elections Acceptable forms of Identification include the following: ➣ ➣ ➣ ➣ ➣ ➣ ➣ ➣ ➣ ➣

BC Driver’s Licence BC ID Card from Motor Vehicle Branch ICBC Owner’s Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle Licence BC Care Card Ministry of Social Development – Request for Continued Assistance Form (cheque stub) Social Insurance Card issued by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada Citizenship Card issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada Property Tax Notice issued by the City of Nanaimo Credit card or Debit card Utility bill for electricity, natural gas, water, telephone or cable services

Non-Resident Property p y Electors If you own property in the City of Nanaimo but reside elsewhere, you may be eligible to vote as a Non-Resident Property Elector. In order to qualify to vote as a Non-Resident Property Elector you must meet the following criteria: ➣ age 18 or older on general voting day; ➣ a Canadian citizen; ➣ a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; ➣ a registered owner of real property in the City of Nanaimo for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; ➣ not entitled to register as a resident elector in the City of Nanaimo; ➣ the only persons who are registered owners of the real property, either as joint tenants or tenants in common are individuals who are not holding the property in trust for a corporation or another trust; ➣ not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law; ➣ if there is more than one registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of the owners, register as a non-resident property elector; and, ➣ a person may only register as a non-resident property elector in relation to one parcel of real property in a jurisdiction. Acceptable proof of ownership includes the following: ➣ ➣ ➣ ➣

Title Search for a property within the City of Nanaimo Property Tax Notice issued by the City of Nanaimo State of Title Certificate for a property within the City of Nanaimo Assessment Notice for a property within the City of Nanaimo.

NOTE: No corporation is entitled to be registered as an elector or have a representative registered as an elector and no corporation is entitled to vote. For further information on the 2011 Municipal Election, please contact: Joan Harrison, Chief Election Officer, or Kris King, Deputy Chief Election Officer at (250) 755-4405 or visit our website at www.nanaimo.ca

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Quality Foods store gets gold Quality Foods walked away with an armful of hardware at the Independent Grocer of the Year Awards in Toronto last month. The Bowen Road Quality Foods’ entry into the master merchandiser category was the judge’s favourite in the Canadian medium store category, winning gold. The store also received the Canadian Independent Grocer Platinum Award for 10 years of excellence. The QF in Courtenay was named top grocer in all of B.C. and the Yukon in the large store category, and won bronze at the national level. Quality Foods in Nanoose Bay received a platinum award for 10 consecutive years of national recognition in the awards of merit program. All eleven QF stores received an award of merit from judges who visited all applicants across all Canadian provinces andterritories. For more information on the awards, please go to www.cfig.ca.

Award helps with education A Nanaimo woman is among 72 recipients awarded B.C. Housing Education Awards to help them further there education. Lisa Smith received $750 to assist her earning a diploma as a community support worker. Anyone in British Columbia living in subsidized housing or receiving rent subsidies through B.C. Housing’s Rental Assistance Program is eligible to apply for the awards. The funds can be put toward tuition or other educational expenses such as supplies. For more information, please go to www. bchousing.org.

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Locally Raised B.C. Poultry

2

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Family Pack, 6.59 per kg

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10,000

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Canned Fruit 398ml

650-750gr

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99 San Remo

Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1lt

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Liberte

500gr

Tre Stelle

Cheese Shaker

2$

200gr

284ml

for

800-990gr

3000

99 4

4$ for

3

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99 4

Greek Yogourt 500gr

99 3

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Redenbacher’s Microwave Popping Corn

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3000

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750ml

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Singer-songwriter Wil performs with C.R. Avery at the Queen’s Sunday (Nov. 6). SHAUN ROBINSON PHOTO

From the heart Singer-songwriter Si i Wil shares h muchh more personal music from his new album during concert

BY MELISSA FRYER THE NEWS BULLETIN

Wil used to think that for something to be good, it had to be hard. The easy songs, the ones about love and happiness, flowed out the songwriter’s pen. But he put those in a box and forgot about them, turning his attention to heartbreak and world turmoil. Those songs were hard and took way more effort.

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THEATRE THE DISHWASHERS by Western Edge Theatre Nov. 4-5 at 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. at Acme Food Co. basement. Tickets $20; $17/seniors; $10/ students. Call 250668-0991. ALL THE GREAT BOOKS, ABRIDGED 86 of the world’s greatest books in 90 minutes by Schmooze Productions at Nanaimo Centre Stage Nov. 10-12, 17-19, 25-26, Dec. 1-3 at 7 p.m. Tickets $18. THE TABLESAW SHOW first in the Apartment Series of site-specific theatre Nov. 16-18, 23-25 at 8 p.m. Tickets by donation ($18 recommended). jer@ fringetastic.com to reserve.

YOUR WEEKLY HOROSCOPE:

UP TO OCT. 31, 2011

Aries

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr p 20 Aries,, once something g is in yyour head,, it is hard to g get rid of it. A stubborn nature can be an asset at times,, especially p when getting ahead in business.

Taurus

TAURUS - Apr p 21/Mayy 21 It’s a love of life that will move yyou through g the next few days, y , Taurus. Otherwise yyou can become bored with the mundane responsibilities of day to day.

Gemini

Cancer

Leo

Virgo

GEMINI - Mayy 22/Jun 21 Gemini,, once the wheels are in motion,, it can be veryy difficult to turn back. That is whyy it is best to think things through before you take any action. CANCER R - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer,, it is difficult to g get others to hear what yyou are saying y g when theyy refuse to listen. You will jjust have to be more diligent in your efforts. LEO - Jul 23/Aug g 23 Leo,, manyy p people p will be following g yyour lead this week. Be on yyour best behavior,, so you y will be a role model and set a p positive example for those who follow. VIRGO - Aug g 24/Sept p 22 Virgo, g , when someone chooses to offer advice,, listen to that advice even if yyou don’t agree g with it. Things g will have a funny way of working out.

NANAIMO

Libra

Scorpio

Sagittarius

Capricorn

Aquarius

Pisces

LIBRA A - Sept p 23/Oct 23 Make an effort to spend p some time with someone whom yyou have not seen in awhile,, Libra. You won’t regret g the decision because soon you will part ways again. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, p , tryy to find a balance between the time yyou spend p with others and the moments yyou secure for yyourself. While not secretive, you do relish in your privacy. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, g , you y will quickly q y become “persona p non g grata” if yyou don’t mend your y ways. y Taking g advantage g of others will cause them to rescind their generosity. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Personal matters take p precedence once again, g , Capricorn. p Just when it seems yyou can never conquer q the challenges g that arise, you are met with a welcome surprise. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, q , bide yyour time because the stars indicate a changing g g of times that will move in yyour favor. This will be an opportunity for wrongs to be righted. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, don’t devote too much attention to recreational activities this week because then it could distract you from work that needs doing.

DOMINION LENDING

EVENTS NANAIMO POTTERY CO-OP sale at Beban Park Friday (Nov. 4), noon to 8 p.m., Saturday (Nov. 5), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday (Nov. 6), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission free. THE DANIEL PROJECT

documentary examining ancient prophecies screened at Nanoose Library hall Friday (Nov. 4) at 7 p.m. LIFE ABOVE ALL Fringe Flick at Avalon Cinema Sunday (Nov. 6), at 1, 4 and 7 p.m., and Monday (Nov. 7), at 7 p.m. Tickets $12. Call 250-754-7587. MYSTERY WRITERS with Bruce Barrows, Sandy Frances Duncan and George Szanto at Harbourfront library Nov. 14, 4-6 p.m.

IF YOU’RE IRISH with Tidesmen Chorus at the Port Theatre Saturday (Nov. 5) at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets $20-25; $10/ students. Call 250754-8550. NANAIMO CONCERT BAND annual fall concert at the Port Theatre Sunday (Nov. 6) at 2:30 p.m. Tickets $15. Call 250-7548550. C.R. AVERY and Wil perform at the Queen’s Sunday (Nov. 6) at 8:30 p.m. Tickets $10/advance from Headliners and the Queen’s; $12/door. Call 250-754-6751. HOWIE JAMES BAND plays Lantzville Legion Nov. 11, 3-8 p.m.

MUSIC DAVID FRANCEY performs at Nanaimo Centre Stage on Wednesday (Nov. 2). INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT with Brian Gore, Lulo Reinhardt, Adrian Legg and Marco Pereira at the Port Theatre Thursday (Nov. 3) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $36; $31/members; $15/students. Call 250-754-8550. REMEMBERING with Nanaimo Youth Choir and Vancouver Orpheus Men’s Chorus at St. Andrew’s United Church Friday (Nov. 4) at 8 p.m. Tickets $18 at Nanaimo Conserva-

MATT WEBB from Marianas Trench plays allages show with Carly Rae Jepsen at Headliners Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. Tickets $15/advance from Lucid and Headliners; $20/door. ALEX CUBA performs at the Queen’s Nov. 12 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets $18/advance from Headliners and the Queen’s; $20/door. Call 250-754-6751. SWEET CELLO, SWEET MUSIC by Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra at Brechin United Church Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20; $10/students; free/under 12 years at Port Theatre

ticket centre. Call 250754-8550. FAURE REQUIEM by Malaspina Choir, with guests Cantablie Chamber Choir and Vancouver Island Symphony, at the Port Theatre Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. Tickets $25; $15/students. Call 250-754-8550. NORMAN FOOTE and friends perform at the Port Theatre Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. Tickets $12. Call 250-754-8550.

ART DAN OSTLER featured artist at downtown Nanaimo Art Gallery until Nov. 30. Opening reception Nov. 10, 3-5 p.m. CARLA STEIN featured artist at Nanaimo Arts Council gallery throughout November. Opening reception Nov. 11, 7-9 p.m. FLORAL MOSAIC by Donna Wilk at Art with Blooms Gallery, 2520 Myles Lake Rd., Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 250-591-5190.

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Musician records happier album â&#x2014;&#x2020; From /23 He released his first album in 2004, called In Both Hands, and earned a tour spot with Colin James. He since released three more albums, including the latest. But Heart of Mine is a departure for Wil â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an album made with his own self-interest in mind. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought, I gotta make a record truly for me,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I needed to do it.â&#x20AC;? He and producer Adam Sutherland, from the Victoria-based band Armchair Cynics, focused on the business of recording, forgoing the pranks and beers at four in the afternoon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We got it all done in 15 days,â&#x20AC;? Wil said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just grabbed stuff and went forward.â&#x20AC;? Wil said part of it stems from being comfortable in his own skin and C.R. AVERY and Wil confident in his perform at the songwriting. He let Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nov. 6 at go of expectations 8:30 p.m. Tickets â&#x20AC;&#x201C; put on by himself $10/advance from and others â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and let Headliners and the the music happen. Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; $12/door. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just stopped Call 250-754-6751. trying so hard to make something work,â&#x20AC;? Wil said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just kept doing and not paying attention to what other people think.â&#x20AC;? Wil performs at the Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sunday (Nov. 6) with C. R. Avery, a beat-box, hip-hop harmonica player who recorded 15 albums. The two artists, who havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t met, were put together by their agents, who thought the pair might benefit from the otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s talents. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to be there and see what he does,â&#x20AC;? Wil said. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets $10/ advance from Headliners and the Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; $12/door. Please call 250-754-6751. For more information, please visit www. ibreakstrings.com.

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Short films sought for annual festival The Vancouver Island Short Film Festival is now accepting submissions for the 2012 show. The festival, which celebrates its seventh anniversary next year, is an annual event that brings filmmakers and audiences together and continues to be the only short film festival on Vancouver Island that focuses on local talent. The festival is set for April 13-14, 7 p.m., at Malaspina Theatre at Vancouver Island University. Between 12 and 20 films will be screened during the festival. The 2012 festival sees the return of the Shorter Pitch for a Short Film Competition, where prospective filmmakers compete to win the audienceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favour,

pitching their concept for a short film for a chance for cash toward the production of their project. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s festival will also include a Filmmakers Q&A, where audiences can hear filmmakers talk about their passion for their work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our main goal is to turn the spotlight on our talented local filmmakers,â&#x20AC;? said festival director Johnny Blakeborough. â&#x20AC;&#x153;More than anything, this festival is for them. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an opportunity to show their films in front of a large audience.â&#x20AC;? The festival is open to all genres of films that are 12 minutes in length or less, including credits, which is up from the festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s traditional 10-minute maximum.

Entry deadline is Feb. 1. Films should be submitted on MiniDV, DVD or VHS tape. Filmmakers may submit multiple entries, but each film requires a separate entry form and fee. Each film must be submitted separately (on a separate DVD, etc.) and no filmmaker shall have more than two films selected for the festival. The VISFF is a juried event with films receiving the distinction of official selection entitled to artist fees. Please drop off entries at the Nanaimo Arts Council in Nanaimo North Town Centre or mail to 259-4750 Rutherford Rd., V9T 4K6. Entry forms and festival guidelines are available at www.visff.com. For more information, please e-mail admin@visff.com or call 250-729-3947.

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Nanaimo News Bulletin Tuesday, November 1, 2011

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HELP WANTED Casual Housekeepers needed for Western Student Housing for the day shift during peak times and covering leaves. Candidates must be available mid-December to early January and late April – Sept. Pay rate: $15.09 per hour (as per collective agreement) For job description and requirements drop by: Western Student Housing 4 University Crescent, Nanaimo BC, or email Dawna.Copeland@viu.ca Deadline: Nov. 7, 2011 CITY OF YELLOWKNIFE Lifeguard/Instructor. Come join the adventure in the Diamond Capital of North America! The City of Yellowknife is currently seeking an enthusiastic and qualified individual to assume the position of Lifeguard/Instructor at the Ruth Inch Memorial Pool in Yellowknife. The City offers an attractive salary of $54,270-$63,652 plus housing allowance, comprehensive benefits package and relocation assistance. For more information on this position and the qualifications required, please refer to the City of Yellowknife’s web page at: www.yellowknife.ca or contact Human Resources at (867) 920-5603. Submit resumes in confidence no later than November 11, 2011, quoting competition #602138U to: Human Resources Division, City of Yellowknife, P.O. Box 580, YK, NT, X1A 2N4; Fax: 867-669-3471 or Email: hr@yellowknife.ca

DETAILER, F/T Looking for 2 fulltime Detialers for a fast paced shop. Must have minimum 2 years experience & have a valid BC Driver’s License. Great wage for right candidates. Full time position, good benefits, fun place to work. Come join our team. Apply in person with resume at Nanaimo Toyota, Steve Barr, Detail Paint Manager From 9am to 1pm only No phone calls please! FULL TIME OPPORTUNITY Nanaimo Honda is looking for a motivated individual to join our Parts and Service team. This entry level position would include: - Handling parts and service requirements of customers. - Shipping/receiving orders and assist in parts area. - Maintain customer goodwill. - Able to follow directions from a supervisor. - Able to interact effectively with co-workers. Submit resume, including a drivers abstract to Nanaimo Honda 2535 Bowen Road

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

INCOME OPPORTUNITY

FINANCIAL SERVICES

GET PAID Daily! Now accepting: Simple P/T & F/T Online Computer Related Work. No experience is needed. No fees or charges to participate. Start Today, www.BCWOC.com

VICTORIA- RESIDENT Manager couple for 70+ unit building. Minor maintenance/upkeep & rental. Competitive wage, Benefits. Flexible start date. Locally based business. Fax 250-920-5437.

RV TECH - certified, professional & have Gas Ticket. Fax resumes & ref to CountrySide RV at (250)746-1604, email to bestrvdeals@telus.net, phone (250)746-1699 SERVICE MANAGER - Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta). Opportunity in a perfect family environment. Strong team, competitive wages, benefits, growth potential. Fax resume: 403-854-2845. Email: chrysler@telusplanet.net WELDERS WANTED. Journeyman 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. Located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20km West of Lloydminster is looking for 15 individuals that want long term employment and a secure paycheque. Journey wages $33. $37.50/hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualifications. Benefits, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, savings plan for retirement, profit sharing bonus. Join a winning team. Send resume to: cindy@autotanks.ca or fax 780-846-2241. Phone interview will be set up after receiving resume.

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

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

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

FRIENDLY FRANK

APARTMENT/CONDO

WHITE CHEST drawers $10 7 drawer desk $10 Hoop shower frame $20 2 teak coffee tables $10ea 250-758-8651

CENTRAL NANAIMO, Top floor Studio Apt for Nov 1. Quiet, spotless, good bldg. $595 mo includes Heat/Hydro. Call Mark/Don 250-753-8633.

FUEL/FIREWOOD

COUNTRY GARDENS, Central: 2bdrm, ground Lvl in 55+ complex. $825 inclds heat, covered prkg, in suite W/D. Close to bus & shopping. To view Graham 250-714-8297.

BRYAN GRIFFIN CONSTRUCTION experienced in new home construction, home renos, doors & windows , vinyl siding & soffits and more. Free estimates. 250-390-2601. RENOVATE NOW! Expanding or renovating your home/bathroom/kitchen/basement? Roofing & finish carpentry also available. No job too small. Free estimates. Guaranteed/ Insured Richard 250-729-7809

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

GARDENING

M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

FALL CLEAN UP - Yard and garden work. Hedges, pruning, fences, decks and more. 10% seniors discount. Call Naturescapes (250)585-7667.

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

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CLEANING SERVICES 20/20 Home Detail Cleaning Services: Since 1990 Gutter cleaning system. Interior/Exterior frames & windows. for Results call us first for Estimates Call Glynn 760-2020 cell: 729-6924 DUTCH TOUCH Cleaning. Construction, move-outs, residential. Bonded, reliable, ecofriendly products. Call Nel 250591-1619 or 250-802-2140. KAT’S CLEANING Service. Professional Housekeeping. Environmental, allergy friendly products. 250-753-7379

MR. SPARKLE CLEANING SERVICES “Since 1992” Roof Demossing, Vinyl Siding, Gutter & Window Cleaning www.mrsparkle.net 250-714-6739

Call Jonathan

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

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

PAINTING

TREE PRUNING HEDGE/SHRUB MAINTENANCE

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

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

Ivan 250-758-0371

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

RUBBISH REMOVAL DYNAMITE DEAN’S Rubbish Removal. Prompt, professional service. “No Messing Around!” 250-616-0625, 250-754-6664.

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

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

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.

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

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

CAN’T GET Up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591.

SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & Save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT

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

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

WE BUY HOUSES

SINGLE PANE windows in aluminum frame, assorted sizes. Call (250)390-1833.

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3 SETS of icicles lights, all working, $10. Black TV stand, $60. (250)753-4130.

MORTGAGES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE FREE ITEMS

DOWNTOWN, 2 bdrm Apt, balcony, secure prkg, quiet bldg, W/D, close to shopping and bus, NP/NS, no parties, refs, 1 yr lease, $850 + utils, avail Nov. 2. 250-756-0516 DOWNTOWN NANAIMO. 1bdrm. On-site laundry, parking NS/NP. $550. 250-754-1547. GORGEOUS DOWNTOWN Condo. Character building. 2bdrm, 5 appliances, WIFI, N/P, N/S $900. 250-754-2207 HOSPITAL AREA- 2 bdrm apartment, W/D. Manager on site. $800. (250)716-3305.

HOSPITAL AREA $700 & up 1 Bdrm, Nov. 1st. Quiet, facing forest, HT & H/W incl’d. Extra large balcony. New lino, carpet, paint. Free early move in. Security cameras. Small pet ok. 250-753-6656. NANAIMO DOWNTOWN 3 bdrm,1.5 bath, on-site laundry. NS/NP. $900. 250-754-1547. NANAIMO- TOTALLY reno’d 3 bdrms. Avail immed. Nice, clean, W/D. NS/NP. 1 yr lease req’d. (250)797-2411.

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

Call 250-758-1246. TERMINAL PARK area, lrg, 1bdrm, level entry, ocean view, near all amenities. Heat & hot water incl. Adult friendly; Senior discount. N/S, N/P. $675/m (250)754-2484 TOWNSITE- ADULT bldg, 2 bdrms, 2 balconies, clean & fresh. NS/NP. Available now. $750. 1/2 month free rent with lease. (250)758-4871

APARTMENTS FURNISHED NORTH VANCOUVER. NEWLY renovated/Fully Furnished 1bd/1ba located on Lonsdale Avenue, Lower Lonsdale, close to schools and metro stations, short/long term stay. Utilities includes Electric, Gas, Heat, Water, On-site laundry, Parking. $575/mo utilities inclusive. accurateted@yahoo.com for pics and arrangement.

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

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

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE BUILDING SALE... Final clearance. “Rock Bottom Prices” 25 x 40 x 12 $7350. 30 x 60 x 15 $12,700. 35 x 70 x 16 $15,990. 40 x 80 x 16 $20,990. 47 x 100 x 18 $25,800. 60 x 140 x 20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.

GLASS DECKING, metal spacers and corners. Glass framed top and bottom. Call 250-741-9896.

MY HANDYMAN! Home, Marine, general repairs, carpentry. Fair, reliable, responsible. Insured. Ref’s. Cowichan to Nanaimo. Norm 250-714-6654

GARY FORTIN’S HAULING. One call does it all. Clean-up and disposal. (250) 618-1413.

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

DO-IT-YOURSELF Steel Buildings, priced to clear, make an Offer! Ask about Free Delivery, most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure,1-800-668-5111 ext 170

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

HANDYPERSONS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

RENTALS

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

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

IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

COMPUTER SERVICES

EAVESTROUGH

TRADES, TECHNICAL

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

COMPUTER PRO $25 service call for home or office. Mobile Certified Technician. Senior’s Discounts. 250-802-1187. U-NEED-A-NERD Friendly onsite professional computer, website and design services. Jason is BACK! 250-585-8160 or visit: jasonseale.com

PROFESSIONAL/ MANAGEMENT

BANNISTER GM Requires Journeyman Automotive and Collision Technicians. Situated at the foothills of the Rockies, 1.5 hours to Edmonton or Jasper, Edson offers outdoor enthusiasts a great living opportunity. Signing bonuses, moving allowances and top pay for the right candidate. Contact dean@bannisteredson.com

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES (DEPARTURE BAY) 4 bdrms, 2 bath, 1800sq ft, sxs, 5 appls. RV parking, pets ok. $1350. Nov 1. 1-250-598-6034

Call: 1-250-616-9053

NANAIMO- COZY 3 bdrm rancher duplex, large kitchen, private yard & patio, W/D, close to school & bus N/S. $1000+ utils. (250)758-9745.

SMALL ADS GET BIG RESULTS! Call 310.3535

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

KELVINATOR Electric range, coil element, clean. Good cond. $99. (250)751-5257.

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

MOFFAT Washer/Dryer, Hidebed, black leather chair, $50./all. (250)390-9589.

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CLOCK/WATCH/JEWELLERY REPAIRS

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

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

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

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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

DISCOVERY TOYS- 57 piece marble run, excellent toy for Christmas, $30 250-729-7088.

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RENTALS

RENTALS

MISCELLANEOUS FOR RENT

SUITES, LOWER N.NANAIMO. 2-BDRM. Sep. entr., laundry. $900.+ 1/2 hydro. (250)585-8808, 9:30-5:30. N. NANAIMO: Brand new 1bdrm bsmt suite, on bus route, sep ent & heat, no lndry. NS/NP. $700/mo, utils & cable incl. Avail immed. Call (250)619-7097.

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

or call 753-8200 #100-319 Selby Street

HOMES FOR RENT HAMMOND BAY- 1 bdrm sxs duplex, private, clean, F/S, W/D, quiet area. NS,NP. Avail immed. $595. 250-758-4871. NANAIMO- (near VIU) 3 bdrm upper w/1 bdrm lower suite. F/P, 7 appls, security system, fenced yrd, deck, new bath & recent upgrades. $1575/whole house. 778-686-8526. NANAIMO- Downtown character bright 1 bdrm, ocean view, W/D,fenced yrd/prking. ns/np. $760+utils. 250-753-9365. NANAIMO RIVER Rd- 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 3 acres, pets ?, shop. $1200+ utils. (250)667-1203. N. QUALICUM, 2 bdrm, bright, open, covered porch, full bath, W/D, shared 5 acres, fire pit, trails, $800 mo, 250-240-7774 after 6 PM or 604-209-3264. S. NANAIMO: 2bdrm upper house, bus route, fenced yard, $850. Refs, (604)848-5719. S. NANAIMO, 2 bdrm, 6 appls, gas F/P, skylight, priv back yard, hydro incld. $1100 mo. Pets neg. (250)751-5851.

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

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

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

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

SUITES, LOWER 1 BDRM + den, full bath, priv ent/patio + W/D, newer home, Diver Lake, N/S, N/P, quiet, $850 mo incls utils & internet. Avail Nov. 1. 250-585-5270. DEPARTURE BAY- lrg, bright, lower level walkout 1 bdrm, lrg kitchen, living room, bath, priv covered patio, fenced yrd, shared laundry, private entrance. Cable, utils, bus route. N/S, small pet? Available Now $800. Call (250)751-8698.

N. NANAIMO- furn’d lower suite, cable, laundry. NS/NP. Sep entrance. $750. Call 250390-9113 or 250-246-8115. N. NANAIMO- (Norasea Rd) 1 bdrm, separate entrance, close to shops, $750. utils incld. NS/NP. 250-713-0861. NORTH NANAIMO: 1 bdrm ground level, modern new home with separate ent., private backyard, quiet beautiful location, incld’s heat, hydro, shared laundry, NS/NP. Cable extra. Ref’s req’d, avail. Dec. 1st, $750/mo. (250)667-1551. SOUTH Nanaimo Bsmt Suite, Includes W/D, F/S, WiFi, cable. N/S, N/P, $700/m + part hydro Please call after 5 P.M. Avail. immediately 753-8284 TOWNSITE. 2-BDRM reno’d, W/D. $900. inclds utils. Priv. yard. Nov 1st. (250)616-8755.

SUITES, UPPER BRECHIN 3BDRM, close to shop/bus/ferries. Ocean views. Lrg deck, family area. N/P. $995/mo. (250)753-6681 CEDAR AREA: 2bdrm, 1bath, 1000sq.ft. On bus route. $750/mo. (250)722-2783 CINNABAR 2-BDRM, private entry, hydro, W/D incld. N/S, no partiers. $950. Avail now. 250-741-1049, 250-667-0886.

N. NANAIMO- 2 bdrm. Close to Woodgrove Mall. NS/NP. Refs req. $900. utils/cable/hydro included. 250-390-4692.

✔ Call 310.3535 or bcclassified.com

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CARS

CASH BUYER of junk cars and trucks. Over the phone price quotes. 1-250-954-7843.

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2325 East Wellington Rd. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Energy healing, massage, Reiki, tarot, craniosacral treatments, clairvoyant energy/chakra readings. 250-753-7857, 250-753-5971 or www.unitynanaimo.org.

All Candidates Forum

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

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

◆ BASTION CITY Wanderers Volkssport Club’s six or 10 km Nanaimo walk. Registration at 9:45 a.m., back gravel parking lot at Westwood Lake. Walk starts at 10 a.m. 250-756-9796.

◆ KIDNEY FOUNDATION of Canada - Nanaimo hosts a lunch meeting at Oliver Woods Community Centre at 6000 Oliver Rd. RSVP at 250-758-4561.

WANTED TO RENT

NANAIMO- (close to VIU, Schools) 2 bdrm suite. NS/NP. $775 incls util (250)754-3769.

Friday

Thursday

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

WANT A Vehicle but stressed about your credit? Christmas in November, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-593-6095.

◆ SUPPORTING EMPLOYMENT Transitions (SET) hosts a free The Cover Letter Advantage workshop from 9 a.m. to noon at 101-155 Skinner St. To register, contact 250-714-0085.

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

TOWNHOUSES

AUTO FINANCING

◆ NATURAL ABUNDANCE Native Plant Nursery, 3145 Frost Rd, Cassidy. Nursery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. 250714-1990 or check www.nalt.bc.ca for an updated inventory.

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Wednesday

NORTH NANAIMO- 2 bdrm upper, lrg lot, deck, 5 appls, great location. $995 split hydro. N/S. Call (250)618-9370.

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

N. NANAIMO. 1 bdrm bsmnt suite. Private level entry, near Woodgrove Mall. Cable/hydro incld. Lrg kitchen, living room & bdrm. Insuite W/D + storage. NS/NP. Avail. immed. $850. (250)390-2467.

◆ SUPPORTING EMPLOYMENT Transitions (SET) hosts a free Resumé Foundations workshop from 1-4 p.m. at 101-155 Skinner St. To register, contact 250-7140085.

NANAIMO LAKES. Large Bach loft NS/NP. VIU - 15min drive $750. incl. 250-753-9365

FREE CASH Back with $0 down at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or bad credit call Stephanie 1-877792-0599 DLN 30309. Free delivery www.autocreditfast.ca

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Tuesday

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The Hilltops were just too high a mountain to climb. The Vancouver Island Raiders were defeated 38-28 on Saturday by the Saskatoon Hilltops in the Canadian Junior Football League’s Jostens Cup national semifinal at Caledonia Park. The Raiders had a chance to win, as they took possession of the ball trailing 31-28 with two and a half minutes left. But the Hilltops didn’t let the Raiders drive; in fact the V.I. team was pushed backward and had to punt the ball out of its own endzone. By the time the Raiders got the ball back, they were down two scores with time dwindling. “When you play good teams in football, you fight all game to give yourself a chance to try to win,” said Matthew “Snoop” Blokker, Raiders coach. “We had that chance. We had the ball, final drive and we didn’t get it.” The game lived up to the hype. The crowd of 2,000 – including a contingent of blue-and-gold-clad Hilltops fans – saw the teams trade touchdowns and momentum all afternoon.

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V.I. Raiders running back Jordan Botel races down the field during the fourth quarter of Saturday’s Canadian Junior Football League playoff game against the Saskatoon Hilltops. The Toppers won 38-28, eliminating the Raiders.

Both teams had success with the ground game and both had their troubles completing passes, but the Hilltops came up with more timely completions. “It was the battle everyone said it was going to be,” said Ranji Atwall, Raiders linebacker. “At the end of the day, they made a couple more plays

than we did and when that happens, you’re going to fall short.” Regan Schuler, Toppers tailback, scored three touchdowns and said his team executed well, played disciplined football and won one-on-one battles in the trenches. “We couldn’ t have asked for a tougher test,” Schuler said. “They

played us tough and it came down to the very end.” The Hilltops opened the scoring midway through the first quarter on a two-yard run from Schuler, but the Raiders responded, driving the field and getting 10-yard TD run from Jordan Botel. ◆ See ‘GAME’ /30

It was the battle everyone said it was going to be.

VIU soccer defends its B.C. crown The Vancouver Island University Mariners went into provincial championships as the team to beat, and they couldn’t be beaten. The VIU men’s soccer team won its second straight B.C. title, winning the Pacific Western Athletic Association championship Sunday in Kelowna with a 2-1 win over the Capilano Blues. “They showed a lot of character,” said Bill Merriman, coach of the VIU men. “It was the type of game that finals are supposed to be; it was a big battle back and forth.” The defending champs built a 2-0 first-half lead, getting some huge saves from keeper Dan Mercer when the game was scoreless, then getting goals from Ben Leggett and Brad Archibald. Cap had nothing to lose in the second half and they played that way, said Merriman. “It was huge intensity,” he said. “They played a totally different style, they just kept knocking long balls into the box and kept attacking that way.” There were a few dangerous balls, but the coach said his defence held strong down the stretch. After the tourney, Jared Stephens was chosen MVP, Stephen Ewashko was named best midfielder and Leggett was best defender. ◆ See ‘M’S’ /30


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Victoria Grizzlies player Mike Moran, back, shoots the puck wide during Friday’s game against the Nanaimo Clippers at Frank Crane Arena. Clips goalie Billy Faust and defenceman Graeme McCormack didn’t give the opponent much to shoot at on the play and the Clippers went on to win 3-2.

Clippers win back-to-back-to-back with the pack and keep pace, or we stay back at the bottom,” said Michael Olson, Clippers assistant coach. A strong defensive effort against the usually high-scoring Grizzlies on Friday set a tone. Goalie Billy Faust made 34 saves in a first-star performance and Brett Hartskamp, Luke Gordon and Kyle Kramer scored power-play goals. Saturday’s win was a more inconsistent effort, but the Clips were better than the Rivermen on special teams as Kramer had a short-handed goal and a power-play goal, Graeme McCormack also tallied on the PP and Hartskamp salted away the win into the empty net. Faust made 22 saves. On Sunday the Clippers got just the sort of start they needed in their third game of the weekend as Hartskamp, Josh Bryan and Andrew Gladiuk posted the

JUNIOR A hockey team one win away from first place.

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The Nanaimo Clippers used this past weekend’s challenge to decide what kind of team they want to be. The city’s B.C. Hockey League club won three games in three days, edging the Victoria Grizzlies 3-2 on Friday at Frank Crane Arena, then going to the mainland and defeating the Langley Rivermen 4-1 Saturday and the Surrey Eagles 6-3 on Sunday. “You look at the standings and how tight it is, it was kind of a make-or-break weekend, the kind of weekend where we could either go up and be right

team to a 3-0 first-period lead. Nanaimo ran into penalty trouble in the second and surrendered a couple of power-play goals to the Eagles, but won the third period with Gladiuk completing a hat trick and Colton Cyr also scoring. Faust again was the winning goalie with 29 stops. “Our guys were resilient and we found a way and it was a great team-building weekend,” said Olson. “We showed a lot of good signs. We feel comfortable with our game right now.” GAME ON … The Clippers (7-3-0-3) play the Victoria Grizzlies tonight (Nov. 1) at 7:15 p.m. at Bear Mountain Arena. If Nanaimo wins, the team will be tied for first place in the Coastal Conference … The next home game for the Clippers is Friday (Nov. 4) when the Alberni Valley Bulldogs visit Frank Crane. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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M’s going to nationals ◆ From /28 Even though the Mariners are defending national champions, another provincial title is definitely a good feeling, said the coach. “That was our goal, was to win the provincial championship and not just look at it as a stepping stone for the nationals,” Bill Merriman said. “It was more, ‘let’s get this done and be the best we can.’ Now we look at the next step.” Nationals are in Quebec City in two weeks’ time.

SOCCER TALK … The Mariner men qualified for Sunday’s final thanks to a 3-0 win over UBC-Okanagan the day before, a victory Merriman called his team’s “best game of the year.” Ben Leggett, Davis Stupich and Jared Stephens scored goals in that one and Dan Mercer recorded the shutout … The VIU Mariners women’s team was eliminated in the quarterfinals at provincials Friday, losing 3-0 to the Kwantlen Eagles.

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Game goes down to wire ◆ From /28 A Cole Bishop interception late in the first quarter set up a 20-yard field goal from Mark Mueller to start the second quarter, and Mueller then hit from 18 yards out. A fouryard TD from Schuler in the dying seconds of the half made it 14-13 Hilltops at recess. The Raiders got the lead right back to start the third, as Glenn Boyce’s interception led to a 34-yard touchdown catch by Andrew Smith. The Toppers punched back with a passing TD of their own, then extended their lead when their quarterback Chase Bradshaw plunged in from a yard out late in the third quarter. A Saskatoon field goal early in the fourth quarter made it a twoscore football game for the first time, but Botel rushed the Raiders down the field and scored from eight yards out. V.I. quarterback Jordan Yantz made the two-point convert, then the Raiders got the defensive stop they needed, giving their offence one last chance. “They made less mistakes, we made more,” said Botel. “They add up after awhile, and then you end up on your own five-yard line and you’ve got to try and punt the ball away.” The Raiders know the game could have gone either way, but

said there’s no point dwelling on what-ifs. “You fight like hell and all you can do is learn from this,” said Blokker. “This team’s full of pride and there’s no quit … We battled, we fought and that’s all you can ask for.” GRID BITS … Schuler was chosen Offensive Player of the Game, gaining 152 yards on 35 carries. The Hilltops’ Donovan Dale was Defensive Player of the Game with five tackles and two sacks and Saskatoon kicker Zach Schmidt was Special Teams Player of the Game … Yantz was 10-for-21 passing for 125 yards with one TD and one interception; Bradshaw was 11-for-24 for 209 yards, one TD and two INTs. Andrew Smith was V.I.’s top receiver with four catches for 58 yards. Botel ended up with 121 yards on 13 carries. Defensively, Dylan Chapdelaine led the Raiders with nine tackles and Boyce and Bishop had five each. For the Hilltops, Graig Newman made seven tackles and Braxton L aw re n c e h a d a n interception … Injuries were a factor for the Raiders, as V.I. receiver Dustin Pedersen and defensive end Ash Gayat were both hurt in the third quarter. Atwall broke his hand early in the first quarter, though he played the rest of the game. sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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