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he city of Parksville is once gain facing an application to remove portions of some 90 acres of sensitive wetlands from the Agricultural Land Reserve. Ermineskin Tribal Enterprises Ltd. (ETEL), based in Hobbema, Alta., has four times previously applied to have portions of the land, at Renz Road and Hirst Avenue, excluded from the ALR. ETEL has developed the land across from the wetlands in the area of Lodgepole Drive into single-family homes. A report on ETEL’s latest application from Keeva Kehler, the city’s manager of current planning, was to be presented to council Wednesday evening. ETEL isn’t saying what its plans are but it’s proposing to exclude 27.7 acres (11.2 hectares) from the ALR, to keep 9.5 acres

Parksville Mayor Chris Burger at the edge of the Ermineskin lands at Renz Road and Hirst Avenue. A nearby sign posted by the Ermineskin Cree Nation says ‘No Trespassing’ and the Mayor didn’t. [BRIAN WILFORD PHOTO] (3.85 hectares) in the ALR, and to deed 60 acres (24.2 hectares) to the city for community use, according to Kehler’s report. There is no evidence the land, zoned Agricultural-1, has ever been farmed, the report says. Fahim Haque, ETEL’s director

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Arrest made in murder Mexican police say they’ve arrested a 26-year-old man in the murder of former Parksville resident Ron Mackintosh (at right). Mackintosh, 64, went missing from his home in the Mexican Pacific seaside resort town of Melaque last Oct. 21. His body was later found tied to a tree. He’d been strangled. Mackintosh, formerly chief inspector for Koers and Associates Engineering, worked on the expansion of the Qualicum Beach Airport and the Fairwinds golf course and residential development in Nanoose Bay. He moved to Melaque in 2010.

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major expansion is planned for Kingsley Manor. The six-unit residential complex at 312 Hirst Ave. was built in 1967 by the Kingsley Low Rental Housing Society on land donated for a dollar by Arthur Bartlett. Now the Society is proposing to replace it with a three-storey, 2630-unit building similar to Hustwick Place, built by the Parksville Lions Housing Society and opened in January 2012 at Jensen Avenue and Weld Street. “It’s getting old,” Duane Round, the Society’s vice-president and building chair, says of Kingsley Manor, “and it needs a lot of work. We’re looking to do something similar to what was done on Hustwick.” Round, who owns Parkwest Construction Ltd., was building chair of the Parksville Lions Housing Society when it built the $4.6-million Hustwick Place as affordable housing for seniors and those with disabilities. Round got contributions from

every level of government for the Lions project, which came in ontime and $600,000 under budget. Once it was done, he left the Lions Housing Society and signed on with the Kingsley Society, which is affiliated with the Branch 49 Parksville Legion and is named for former Legion member Jim Kingsley. “We got Hustwick finished and these people needed some help,” he said. Now Round is beginning the same process of “putting all the governments together and getting them to say yes at the same time.” He started Wednesday with Parksville council, where he was seeking a rezoning from single-family to multi-family residential. It should have been rezoned 50 years ago but it just never got done. Most of the neighbouring buildings are multi-family. “We have to have the right zoning,” Round said. “If we don’t, no one will talk to us.” He’s also asking the city to waive its development cost char-

ges and he’ll ask the Regional District of Nanaimo to waive its sewer development cost charges, as both governments did for Hustwick Place. Combined with the value of the land, Round said, that adds up to a $1-million contribution from local government which can then be matched by such entities as BC Housing and a federal-provincial “action plan.” “This way the Society starts to accumulate a million-dollar contribution on a $4.5-million project,” Round said, “so we’re looking for another $3.5 million.” However, the Society doesn’t need to raise all of that for the project to proceed, he said, as it can take out a mortgage to cover any remainder. The Kingsley Society currently has 42 units of affordable housing for seniors and people with disabilities, including the FortyNiner Manor on Moilliet Street. Though Round has left the Lions Housing Society, he has not left the Parksville Lions. He became their president on Canada Day.

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benefit for everybody,� Haque said, with some development and most of the wetlands preserved. He said “I do respect� that Burger and others in the city “may have different opinions� but, “honestly, I don’t know what their reasoning is. “I don’t know why he would want to buy it when he’s getting it for free,� Haque said. “I’m a businessman and it’s 24.2 hectares for free.� ETEL’s proposal, he said, “can save the taxpayers some money.� The Agricultural Land Commission has given municipalities virtually a veto over such applications, Burger said. “Council has complete say. It’s entirely up to council on behalf of the community.� Further, he said, the land is outside the city’s urban containment boundary, so the application would also require an amendment to the Regional Growth Strategy and a vote by the board of the Regional District of Nanaimo. “I’m hard-pressed to think of another property in the city that would have more hurdles to development,� Burger said. “It should never be developed. It’s the wrong thing to do. “The city sees it as a significant property and wants to acquire it,� he said. “We don’t mind buying property for environment-protection reasons even if it means we have to raise taxes a little bit.� Nonetheless, Burger said, ETEL has “a right to a process and they have a right to a fair process.� He’s encouraging people to make their views known to the ALC (ALCBurnaby@Victoria1.gov. bc.ca or 1-800-663-7867), as well as the city. “People should definitely pay attention to this one,� Burger said. “Don’t feel shy about letting council know how you feel.�

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Parksville proposing significant increases in development charges Without grants, water projects alone may hike utility rate 5.41% BRIAN WILFORD OCEANSIDE STAR

Developers in Parksville may soon start to pay interest on the planned $37.5-million water intake and treatment plant even before it’s built. In a report to council Wednesday, Pamela Lovegrove, the city’s manager of budgets and special projects, said that the province’s Inspector of Municipalities will consider “in exceptional circumstances” allowing interest on “fixed capacity infrastructure,” such as water and sewage treatment plants, to be added to development cost charges. It may also apply to aquifer storage and recovery, estimated to cost another $5 million. The rationale, the report says, is that, “these facilities may need to be constructed before growth can occur and before adequate

development cost charges can be collected.” Not collecting such “allowable interest,” the report says, would mean that the city’s utility rate payers “would be responsible for all the interest costs on the borrowing amount.” If the city borrowed $15 million amortized over 25 years, the report says, the interest of $697,500 per year would increase water fees by 21.64%. With allowable interest, the rate payers’ share is reduced to $174,375 per year, increasing water fees by 5.41%. Also on Wednesday, council was to give first reading to a bylaw which substantially increases development cost charges starting next year. Given the 20-year financial plan passed by council in May, a second report from Lovegrove said, the city will need DCCs to generate $46,245,104: $26,840,615 for water, $14,539,027 for roads, $2,509,824 for parks and $1,643,319 for storm sewer. Total DCCs for a single-family residential unit would go from $14,473.44 to $20,895.53, an increase of 44% ($6,422.09). For multi-residential, the

charge per square metre would go from $106.40 to $151.12, an increase of 42% ($44.72). For commercial, the charge per square metre would go from $96.40 to $153.26, an increase of 59% ($56.86). For industrial, the charge per square metre would go from $58.53 to $94.45, an increase of 59% ($35.92). For institutional, the charge per square metre would go from $93.30 to $156.58, an increase of (69%) $63.28. Council was to give first reading to the DCC bylaw Wednesday. It’s planning on holding a public information meeting before further readings and the bylaw must be approved by the Inspector of Municipalities.

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Almost all of this stuff has been cleaned up, except for maybe two or three pickup-truck loads, but the tenants, who say they didn’t create the mess, are being evicted anyway.

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Five young people are being evicted from a property deemed unsightly on Turner Road — just when they’d almost finished cleaning it up. The back yard of the property at 657 Turner Road in Parksville was piled with stuff, some of it having value and some of it just garbage. Last month the city issued an order to the landlord to clean it up or the city would do it for him, bill him on his property taxes, fine him and charge him a $500 administrative fee. The landlord then issued an eviction notice. It sounds all neat and tidy except the young people being evicted say: wait a minute. The photos the city has of the unsightly back yard are three months old, dating back to just about when they moved into a home they say had been trashed with a yard piled with junk. “There was paint thrown on the carpet, there was

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Taekema said, “it was embarrassing to us to have it in the paper. My parents called and wanted to know what was going on.” She and her boyfriend had contacted the Residential Tenancy office to appeal their eviction but as of last week were struggling with various barriers: $50 to file an appeal, lack of money for their phones, one tenant is on welfare so the appeal has to

be referred through that office, the Residential Tenancy office is in Nanaimo, the Canada Day long weekend, and they couldn’t afford the gas. Nonetheless, they’ll do what they can to stay, she said, because it’s really hard to find affordable accommodation in the area. She and her boyfriend, she said, “don’t have anywhere to go really.”

Frustration growing as fast as the weeds Parksville council Wednesday considered dealing with an overgrown, unsightly property at 505 Belson St. A report from Debbie Comis, the city’s director of administrative services, says this is the sixth year in which the property has been the subject of complaints. “Frustration is growing from the complainants that they must continually call and complain as the absent property owner does

nothing to maintain the vacant lot until receiving a letter from the city,” the report said. It says the company which owns the property owns other vacant lots in the city which “have also been before council for consideration.” The report proposed that the city do the clean-up work and apply the cost and a $500 processing fee to the owner’s property taxes and further fine the owner $100.

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Ermineskin application a bit of posturing A t first glance, it’s difficult to understand the position of the economicdevelopment arm of the Ermineskin Cree Nation in relation to what we’ll call, for politically poignant purposes, the Parksville wetlands. The Ermineskin have held the land now for decades, developing one side of the corner of Renz Road and Hirst Avenue into what has been a successful single-family subdivision. However, the remaining 97

acres (40 hectares) have just sat there, home to more than 80 species of birds, among other creatures. It’s possible that Ermineskin Tribal Enterprises Ltd. could undertake to farm some of the land, which is in the Agricultural Land Reserve and zoned Agriculture-1, creating a threat of animal feces and other fertilizers to the city’s water supply. Taking that path, however, would start a fight that would cost everyone a lot of money and

generate little but ill will for the Ermineskin going forward. Most puzzling is that the Ermineskin Cree Nation is hardly desperate for money. Located 70 kilometres (50 miles) south of Edmonton, not far from the Leduc No. 1 oil well, the first gusher in Canada, the approximately 3,000 members are swimming in oil and gas money on one of the richest reserves in the land. So perhaps we can take this latest application to exclude

some land from the ALR, keep a bit in the ALR and give the city the rest to be a bit of posturing. It doesn’t cost a lot to fill out a form, bang in a sign and hire a consultant but doing so creates pressure on the city to offer a little more, with a range of options on the table, including money and land swaps. In this respect, any level of public indignation suits the Ermineskin’s purposes. It’s just business.

companies pay land taxes for use of rail or pay the rail owner. VIA Rail employees just had their contract negotiations wrapped up, with raises, so VIA will have even less money than a few months ago to run its passenger rail network. The VIA rail pension fund is now severely underfunded as well. Cuts already took place on major cross-country routes last year. Let’s hope that Dave Willie lobbies his fellow regional directors to have the Regional District of Nanaimo funding reversed or put to alternative creative uses for the rail line. Graeme Lamson, Qualicum Beach

You are probably the type of person who would break into our houses at Christmas time and steal our grandchildren’s presents. I doubt you will read this letter because you are more than likely unable to read. However, we do hope your parents are proud of you. Maybe they will read it to you as a bedtime story. By the way, did you notice the “protected by ADT security” sign right beside where we had the flag mounted? Interesting video – watch for it soon on Youtube, and remember how the Stanley Cup rioters got caught. James MacDonald, Coombs

miles away to play her paralympic games was more important to our new part-time MLA. I wonder if she is giving up her overly generous salary for the time spent on this junket? I wonder if any of the costs incurred will somehow get into her expense claim on government (our!) funds? I wonder who is doing her extra job as boss-lady to the party caucus? I wonder if anyone is delegated to attend to the questions and calls for help that are part of an MLA’s responsibility? It sure is a wonderful life. F.H. Horner, Qualicum Beach

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To (the person) who came onto our property on a certain cul-desac in Coombs sometime during the night of June 30-July 1 and stole our Canadian flag.

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>>Your Letters // email: letters@oceansidestar.com Wetlands providing valuable services I am a concerned citizen in the City of Parksville asking (the city) to turn down the application to have Parksville Wetlands removed from the Agricultural Land Reserve. It is unconscionable to even consider ignoring the services we as a whole community receive from this ecologically valuable wetland. Wetlands naturally filter and recharge the water that later comes out of our taps downstream. The wetland ecosystem is also providing flood control and water filtration, removing human contaminants, suspended particles and excessive nutrients, improving water quality and renewing water supply. Please think about the significance of securing this land for water conservation. I cannot think of a more important legacy that this city council could provide the people of today and tomorrow. Ronda Murdock, Parksville

VIA has less money now for passenger service Thank-you for the article bringing to our attention the monthly payments to and land tax exemptions for the Island Corridor Foundation (‘Continued railway subsidies questioned,’ June 27). The sooner that a review is done looking at other options for the tract of land, the better. The current ICF board is fixated on passenger and freight rail despite studies in 2010 showing passenger rail being uneconomical and freight rail has far from the volume required. Freight rail would require replacement of bridges like the Chemainus and Tsable River bridges in a few years. Southern Rail is looking for continued subsidies by taxpayers, as most rail

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OPINION Parade could’ve used more Canada What should a parade be about? It may just be my rose-coloured glasses but, when I was a kid, organizations and businesses built floats in celebration of the parade’s purpose, let’s say Canada Day, for instance. The floats celebrated, well, ‘Canada’ and that’s it. On Monday it felt like a 90-minute infomercial on every business possible. Maybe we should rename it ‘The Canada Day Business Advertising Parade.’ To me, all it felt like was, ‘buy my product, come to my store, join my group or church.’ Maybe I’m being overly negative… but I miss the Canada part. Dallas Collis, Parksville

All our major cities are on waterways Re. your editorial ‘Some places do something about flooding’ (June 27). The city of Calgary is over 100 years old. In early times, everyone built close to the river for fresh water and transportation. All the great cities of Europe that have been built on rivers are such examples. All major cities in Canada are built on waterways. Expropriating deeded land is not an easy task and becomes a political issue. Many of the homes flooded in Calgary were 90-100 years old and lie in the oldest part of the city. While I agree flooding needs to be mitigated, many solutions have been put in place in Calgary and surrounding areas after the severe flood of 2005. It was impossible to anticipate the greatest flood ever known to Alberta. The Insurance Bureau of Canada has been very clear stating “overland water” or property damaged from flooding is not covered. Only disaster funds are available for assistance. To say “why should the rest of us reward such behaviour” is not only mean-spirited but an uncivilized response to the second-worst disaster in Canada. Perhaps Alberta should refuse to send the $15 billion in annual transfer payments to the other provinces. Sandra Newhouse, Nanoose Bay

Wetlands providing valuable services Thank-you for your great critical reminder (‘It’s crunch time,’ June 20) for us all to get prepared for the earthquake (EQ) that could happen in the next 20 minutes, weeks or years.

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Just watching the recent tornado devastation, flooding, explosions, wildfires around the world drives the message home that maybe our idyllic existence here could also be vulnerable. Stock up on supplies, take a first-aid course, make a family evacuation plan and practise it together. Doing these things will lessen your stress level, prevent panic and afford you an advantage for survival. Engage your neighbours in discussion about EQ readiness as you may end up sharing resources and know-how. For more information, look in your phone book and go to these websites: pep.bc.ca, canada. gc.ca, rdn.ca plus phone for brochures (eg. 1-800-ocanada). Ask your local municipality for their disaster-planning material and when their next public presentation will be. Gord Byers, Parksville

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|| OCEANSIDE STAR || 15 Mayor Chris Burger and daughter Alyssa near the end of Parksville’s Canada Day parade Monday. The Mayor had a busy Canada Day. He’s in the lawn bowling photo on Page 14, as well, as is CHAMPS ambassador Julian TelferWan.

At left: Hayden Heap, 4-1/2, of Qualicum Beach, works the controls on an automated robotic hose mounted on top of a Qualicum Beach fire truck during Canada Day festivities at Qualicum Beach Legion Branch 76 Monday. With him are his brother Davis, 17 months, his mom Amanda and Fire Chief Darryl Kohse. [BRIAN WILFORD PHOTOS]

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Oceanside baseball scholarships awarded Oceanside Minor Baseball has awarded its annual Oceanside Minor Baseball scholarships and Stanley Chong Senior Umpire scholarships to qualifying players and umpires who will be con-

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Veterinary Dr. Malcolm McAdie X-rays and examines the White fronted goose recently admitted from the Tofino area. northern Great Plains. Its population has fluctuated dramatically since the early 1950s, with declines resulting from loss of habitat and hunting. There were over a million in North America in autumn 1994.

Enjoy the Centre’s raptor presentations Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 1:30 p.m. You’ll be greeted by Oliver and Bardo the Barred Owls, Emily the Saker Falcon or Sandor the bald eagle. For more, see www.niwra.org.

Sp-Arts Youth Summer Camp running July 15-19 The Sp-Arts (Sports and Arts) Youth Summer Camp for ages 9-15 is running July 15-19 at the Coombs Fairgrounds 1-4 p.m. daily.

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ome to the MAC this Friday, July 5 to meet the artists participating in the July exhibitions. The reception is 7-9 p.m. and includes live music and light refreshments. Everyone is welcome. Admission is free. George Harm is a well-known local graphic designer who produces CD covers, business cards, rack cards, brochures and, especially, posters. His flamboyant, idiosyncratic designs and rich colours are eye-catching and his posters are sought after to promote concerts, special occasions, and community events. He has designed many posters for the arts council and its members. In the Concert Gallery, DeCosmos Fine Arts Society proudly presents a Celebration of Colour, sure to be a vibrant offering. The DeCosmos Fine Arts Society has been an influential member of the local art scene for over 40 years. Started by a few passionate artists wishing to share ideas and their love of art, the group is still going strong with an active membership of over 100. They meet once a month to learn, network and advocate a continued interest in the arts. At these monthly meetings,

demonstrations and lectures by professional artists from across the Island contribute to the learning experience of this local group. The second Artful Kids camp instructor being profiled at the MAC is Kerri Coombs. She says she began writing songs as soon as she could speak, and has a cassette tape to prove it. This debut was followed by a decade of Royal Conservatory training in piano and voice and a lot of choral music. As a teenager, she again took up writing her own songs about teen angst on her dad’s old guitar. After amassing a prodigious repertoire of over 60 original songs, most best forgotten, she

spent the next decade collecting and performing traditional songs from a wide variety of genres and cultures. These days, in addition to composing and performing her original songs, she is currently in two bands and supports other artists on the stage and in the recording studio. Musician in residence at the MAC, Coombs teaches five instruments, produces music for indie video games, and organizes and promotes local concerts, including the highly successful MACoustic Folk Club on the third Tuesday of each month (except in the summer). Among her instruments of choice are guitar, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, harp and ukulele. For her Music Box class, Coombs looks forward to sharing her love of music with kids ages 8 to 12. As well as learning to play keyboards, ukulele, and percussion, the young musicians will explore skills like rhythm and making music together. Coomb’s class runs from 9 a.m. to noon July 15-19. To register for the morning or to sign up for the afternoon crafts sessions with the irresistible theme Bugs, call 250-248-8185.

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e are familiar with the knowledge that the quality of nutrition and exposure to pollutants, drugs and infections during gestation affect fetal development and influence child and adult health. However, how does the psychological and emotional prenatal environment affect the fetus? Increasing evidence suggests that intrauterine experience has persisting influences on health and development across the lifespan, causing epigenetic changes – genes are affected without altering the DNA. Although we may think that we are born whole, born believing we are good enough and trusting the world, our thoughts and feelings may have been already altered before we leave the womb. Catherine Monk, professor at Columbia University, proposed that a pregnant woman’s mental state can shape her offspring’s psyche. She stated, “Research indicates that even before birth, mothers’ moods may affect child development.” A mother can play Mozart to the fetus all she wants, yet it is her psycho-emotional wellbeing that is more critical to the fetus’ well-being. Will it be born into a world of abundance or scarcity? Will it feel protected or threatened? Will it feel wanted or unwanted?

One study found that early pregnancy elevations in cortisol (the stress hormone) were associated with a failure of fetuses to respond (measured by increased heart rate and movement) to later (week 25) cortisol increases. Thus, the fetus has learned to numb out or dissociate from stress. However, later elevations in maternal cortisol predicted a larger response among fetuses when assessed closer to full term. In these cases, the fetus became over-aroused when later stressed. The fetus is not skilled at tolerating stress (e.g., distress, hurt, fear, shame and anger) and often responds by dissociating and repressing these toxic feelings. Studies show that the levels of fetal stress hormones and serotonin, the painkilling molecule (both used for the purpose of dissociation), increase during periods of stress. When the mother is stressed, the fetus learns that the world is unsafe and will cope by withdrawing or by hyperactivity. Besides obvious stress, maternal negative thoughts and feelings also impact the fetus. If the mother has a thought that, “You are the wrong gender,” “We can’t afford you,” or “You are causing me pain,” any of these emotionally charged messages are also communicated to the fetus. Because the fetus is literally engulfed in the maternal physical and emotional environment, it integrates these maternal messages as its own. It is born with this imprinting which generally does not fade with time. Thus, the child becomes fixated by this initial and familiar emotional condition and acts upon these messages, re-enacting similar scenarios, in some cases in a repetition compulsive manner, throughout its life. Fortunately, we can free ourselves of these false messages by becoming aware of any unhealthy default messaging throughout the day. By discovering these fallacies, we can literally rewire our brains by creating more benevolent emotional, behavioral, perceptual, and cognitive messages, ones we did not receive enough of (or at all) during our fetal time (and in many cases, the rest of our formative years). Diane Hancox is a counsellor and presenter based in Parksville. She is the author of ‘Soul Reflections: Living a More Conscious & Meaningful Life,’ available for $15. Visit www.corecounselling.ca for workshop and counselling information. To reach her, call 250-586-7380 or diane@corecounselling.ca.

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AREA PLANNER 70TH ANNIVERSARY Dery’s 70th Wedding Anniversary. Lynda, Donna and Judy are very pleased to announce their parents’ 70th anniversary. Win and Art married June 30th, 1943, in Calgary, Alberta. Win and Art moved to British Columbia after the wedding and retired in Nanaimo, B.C in the mid 80’s. Win and Art will celebrate their wedding anniversary with family and friends on the 29th of June 2013 in Nanaimo B.C.

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Western Forest Products Inc. is currently seeking an Area Planner to join the Holberg Forest Operation, 45 minutes west of Port Hardy. Nestled at the head of Holberg Inlet and neighbouring Winter Harbour and Quatsino, the Holberg Forest Operation is located 45 minutes west of Port Hardy on the north end of beautiful Vancouver Island. Cape Scott and Raft Cove provincial parks are popular destinations in the area, along with a lifetime’s worth of known coves and beaches. The north Island is brimming with recreational opportunities such as surfing, skiing, boating, diving, hunting and, of course, fresh or saltwater fishing.

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Reporting to the Operations Planners, this full time position will be a great opportunity for someone who enjoys working closely with production crews and their supervisors, is interested in contract supervision and production supervision, while performing the classic roles of: • Providing leadership in safety and stewardship for peers • Leadership in both operations and silviculture planning • Managing budgets for timber development for an annual cut of up to 200,000m3 • Delivery of road construction and harvest plans to road construction, falling and logging supervisors • Block development planning following through with cutting permit and road permit submissions • Strategic, tactical and operational planning • Liaising with First Nations and provincial ministries • Supervising other WFP staff and contractors The successful candidate will be a registered forest professional with a degree or diploma. You must also possess a minimum of 5 years’ experience in coastal forestry and will be team-oriented with an ability to deliver results that are aligned with our Company’s strategic goals. You will have the ability to adopt and encourage innovative thinking that contributes to achieving practical solutions to complex problems. Being an Area Planner can be a physically demanding role at times, so you must also be able to withstand the demands of coastal field work. Experience with Genus, Forest Ops, Road Eng, Plant Wizard and Survey Wizard would be considered an asset. A detailed job posting can be viewed at http://www.westernforest.com/building-value/our-people-employment/careers Western offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit package and the potential to achieve annual performance incentives. This northern Vancouver Island location has often been referred to as the “University of Holberg” in reference to planning staff working in the heart of the operation and having access to unique opportunities to cross over into production phases, get hands-on experience managing development or silviculture projects and gaining exposure to contract management. You will have immediate access to the tenures we manage as soon as you walk out the door, which makes it very easy to interact with field or production crews. If you believe that you have the talent that we are looking for, like to get your hands dirty, and would like to be a part of our well-supported team, please submit your resume and cover letter, citing the Reference Code, in confidence to: Human Resource Department Facsimile: 1.866.840.9611 • Email: resumes@westernforest.com Application Deadline: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 Reference Code: Area Planner, HFO

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CARE MANAGER Arrowsmith Health Care (2011) Society is a non-profit organization operating a 75 bed Complex Care facility, a 30 suite Assisted Living building and an Adult Day Care Program located in Parksville, British Columbia on Vancouver Island. Arrowsmith Lodge operates as an Affiliate of Vancouver Island Health Authority. We are recruiting a Care Manager to be responsible to provide leadership in the delivery of day-to-day clinical operations in Arrowsmith Lodge that will facilitate the effective use of financial and human resources.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE ■ Demonstrated successful clinical and supervisory competence related to Long Term Care ■ Knowledge of current Ministry of Health Long Term Care standards and relevant legislation/regulations governing BC ■ Experience working in a Union environment and managing a collective agreement ■ Previous experience in a Non-Profit organization would be an asset ■ Two (2) years supervisory experience in a healthcare setting ■ Three (3) years recent related clinical practice experience within the last five (5) years where relevant nursing skill and management principles have been utilized

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JULY 4 ■ Mind over Matter with hypnotherapist Detlef ‘Joe’ Friede, 7 p.m., Parksville Community Centre. By donation. Info: Shift in Action 954-1002. ■ Yoga on the Beach, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Qualicum Beach, on the grass beside the Visitor Information Centre at high tides and on the beach in front of The Beach Hut restaurant at low tides. $1 donations accepted for the local SPCA and the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation. Info: barbara_j_low@yahoo.ca and charlottecrowley@shaw.ca. ■ Oceanside Breast Cancer Support Group meets 7 p.m., The Gardens, 650 Berwick North, Qualicum Beach. Contact 250752-8066 or amen@shaw.ca.

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JULY 5 ■ Yoga on the Beach, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Parksville, near the boat ramp at the Sunrise RV end of the beach. $1 donations accepted for the local SPCA and the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation. Info: barbara_j_low@yahoo.ca and charlottecrowley@shaw.ca. ■ The DeCosmos Fine Arts Society Annual Show runs until Saturday July 27 at the MAC in Parksville. This year’s theme is Celebration of Colour. Subjects vary from florals, landscapes, portraits to abstracts. The opening reception

JULY 7 ■ Box Social Centennial Celebration at the Coombs Fair, 4-10 p.m. Donated meals, goods and services auction 5 p.m., concession, live music, square dancing and games for kids. Info: 250-2488724 or www.coombsfair.com. ■ Parksville Tai Chi 3 free Tai Chi sets every Sunday, 9 a.m., rain or shine, Parksville Community Park. Info: Eva 954 1002.

JULY 6 ■ Oceanside Skim BC Parksville Pro/Am, 11 a.m., in front of The Beach Club. Spectators welcome. Info: Julia or John Mountain, 250-240-4546; oceansideskimbc@ gmail.com. ■ Oceanside Grandmothers Summer Garden Party, 820 Terrien Way, San Pariel. Light lunch (two sittings 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.), musical entertainment and shopping at the Garden Boutique. Tickets $20 at Cranky Dog Music (PV), Arbutus Emporium and The Shoe Inn (QB). All proceeds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers Campaign.

JULY 8 ■ Arbutus Toastmasters meets every Monday night at the Parks-

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JULY 17 ■ Grief Support Group Wednesdays. For those alone/lonely or who have experienced a loss. 4-5 p.m., Knox United Church, Parksville. Info: 250-248-3927.

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Andrea Gullickson (above) on oboe and Karen Enns on piano present an evening of chamber music at Music On Sunday July 7. Gullickson has quickly become one of America’s most successful oboe soloists. She has three CDs: The Poetic Oboe; Down A River of Time; and Oboe Celebrations. Pianist Karen Enns has performed in chamber music recitals and festivals in Canada and the U.S. She recorded with Gullickson on Crystal Records. Their program at The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach, 7-9 p.m. will include works by Poulenc, Saint-Saens and Gustav Shreck. Admission is $16.

JULY 16 ■ PQ Linux/Android Users Group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at A&W Restaurant, 540 Island Hwy. East, Parksville. Bring your laptop or Android device.

JULY ■ Mid Island Floral Art Club meets 2 p.m., St. Stephens Church Hall, 150 Village Way, Qualicum Beach. Demonstration by Shirley

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JULY 15-19 ■ The Sp-Arts (Sports and Arts) Youth Summer Camp for ages 9-15 runs at the Coombs Fairgrounds 1-4 p.m. daily. Info: 250248-8515 or ranlong@telus.net.

JULY 10 ■ Beat the Heat Skate, Wednesdays until Aug. 21, 6:30-8 p.m., Oceanside Place. Regular admission. ■ Grief Support Group Wednesdays. For those alone/lonely or who have experienced a loss. Small group, safe, confidential. 4-5 p.m., Knox United Church, Parksville. Info: 250-248-3927.

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ARROWSMITH

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Nanaimo Golf Club www.nanaimogolfclub.ca “Oh darn, do I have to?” That was my response to my general managDIAMOND BILL ers request for me to go play Nanaimo Golf Club on the weekend and then put together a course review for this weeks issue. Oh well I guess I could drag myself down there to play was my thought. Ya right, what a treat. Perfect weather, a great playing partner and I hit it to 3 feet and knock it in for birdie on the first hole and finish with a 30 foot downhiller on 18 for a sand saving par. I like to use the word “established” when I write about a course that embodies traditional values for its members and time-honored course design features like Nanaimo Golf Club. Everything about this beautiful course breathes maturity and wisdom like a dear old grandparent telling you a story about the old days; it cradles you in its arms and says, “Enjoy the moment”. Incredible tree lined lush fairways; smooth greens and a very challenging layout await all who play this gem.

2013 FULL PLAY MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS Couple $9000 Entrance Fee, $50 Per Month/Person Single $6000 Entrance Fee, $50 Per Month/Person Annual Playing Dues $183.77 Per Month/Person

2013 Intermediate I Membership Option 19 yrs. - 25 yrs. Old - No Entrance Fee Commitment Playing Dues - $70.96 Per Month/Person (Plus Tax)

2013 Intermediate II Membership Option 26 yrs. - 32 yrs. Old - No Entrance Fee Commitment Playing Dues - $120.58 per Month/Person All of the above offer full playing privileges, discounts in the pro shop, driving range and halfway house as well as golf cart discounts and of course the advantage of playing a golf course that drains faster than John Daly’s bank account. GM Ash Chadha encourages non member green fee play and also invites non golfing groups looking to host weddings, business banquets, large functions and the like to please give them a call and arrange a meeting to discuss the many exciting changes coming to the “New” Nanaimo Golf Club Clubhouse.

With the newly designed clubhouse opening in August of this year and grandly built to 23,000 Sq. Ft. I wonder if they could name it the “Diamond Cenand featuring over 300 wooden lockers, 2 lounges/ tre”? Ok one can still dream can’t they. bars with patios over looking the golf course and a Until then “Good golfing”, large banquet hall plus many other features, now is Sincerely, the time to take advantage of their many member“Diamond Bill” ship options.

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Trivia Question The lucky winners of the 2 Rounds of golf at Eaglecrest Golf Club is Dave and Sonya Miller, who knew as long as the amount of clubs didn’t exceed 14 partners could share clubs. Now go out and enjoy those magnificent greens!

This weeks question is: How many players comprise a “side” in golf? Up for grabs is an awesome prize package donated by Vancouver Islands number 1 golf cart company, Isle Golf Cars located at Suite 6-969 Fairdowne Rd, Parksville, BC V9P 2T4 Phone: (250) 248-8111. www.islegolfcars.com A big thank you to Ron, Mark and the team for the donation and all their excellent work. Send trivia answers, more comments, lots of feedback and great suggestions to oceansidegolfcolumn@gmail.com

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THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2013

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CLUES ACROSS 1. Br. University town river 4. Wasting of a bodily organ 9. London radio station 12. Olive family plants 14. 24th Greek letter 15. A bottle that contains a drug 16. A fused explosive device 17. Polish air show city 18. Swedish rock group 19. Next to 21. Spiny pasture wire 23. Apulian capital city 25. Oahu lookout Nuuanu ____ 26. Cathode-ray tube 29. Woodbine vine 34. Bigger than rabbits 36. Sailor 37. Equalled 15 rupees 38. Object worshipped as a god 39. Point midway between E and SE 40. Indonesian islands 41. Afflicted 43. A way to soak 44. Stitch closed a falcon’s eyes 45. Capacity to resolve a riddle 48. The Science Guy Bill

49. Polite interruption sound 50. Visual receptor cell sensitive to color 52. Armed fighting 55. Member of U.S. Navy 59. Dull sustained pain 60. Gives birth to horse 64. Coke or Pepsi 65. Its ancient name was Araxes 66. Former US gold coin worth $10 67. UC Berkeley School of Business 68. 3rd largest whale 69. Negligible amounts 70. Explosive

CLUES DOWN 1. Ty, “The Georgia Peach” 2. Am. century plant 3. Microelectromechanical systems (abbr.) 4. Matador 5. Doctors’ group 6. Supporting a road 7. Consciousness of your identity 8. Brazilian ballroom dance 9. Supports trestletree 10. Baseball’s Ruth 11. Sheathed or covered 13. First month of ancient Hebrew calendar

15. Swollen or knotty veins 20. Dashes 22. Styptic 24. Performing services temporarily 25. Affected by fever 26. Sprouting figurine pets 27. NY’s ____ City Music Hall 28. Trail a bait line 30. Tripod 31. Best-known Kadai language 32. Louis XIV court composer Jean Baptiste 33. Wipe out information 35. Moves to a higher place 42. Author Roald 44. Auld lang __, good old days 46. Made stronger: ___ up 47. Throws lightly 51. Components considered individually 52. Bleats 53. A unit of area 54. Citizen of Bangkok 56. Water travel vessel 57. Ardor 58. Earth’s rotation direction 61. Paddle 62. Honorable title (Turkish) 63. Bachelor of Laws

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Bi-weekly payments can be made by making payments equivalent to the sum of 12 monthly payments divided by 26 bi-weekly periods every two weeks commencing on the contract date. Dealer may sell for less. Offers vary by model and not all combinations will apply. ††Until September 30, 2013, lease a new 2013 F-150 Super Cab XLT 4x4 with 5.0L engine/2013 F-150 Super Crew XLT 4x4 with 5.0L engine and get 0.99% annual percentage rate (APR) financing for up to 24 months on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Lease a vehicle with a value of $29,226/$31,720 at 0.99% APR for up to 24 months with $1,500 down or equivalent trade in, monthly payment is $374/$389, total lease obligation is $10,476/$10,836 and optional buyout is $19,223/$21,400. Offers include Delivery Allowance of $7,250. Taxes payable on full amount of lease financing price after any price adjustment is deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,700 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Additional payments required for PPSA, registration, security deposit, NSF fees (where applicable), excess wear and tear, and late fees. Some conditions and mileage restrictions apply. Excess kilometrage charges are 12¢per km for Fiesta, Focus, C-Max, Fusion and Escape; 16¢per km for E-Series, Mustang, Taurus, Taurus-X, Edge, Flex, Explorer, F-Series, MKS, MKX, MKZ, MKT and Transit Connect; 20¢per km for Expedition and Navigator, plus applicable taxes. Excess kilometrage charges subject to change, see your local dealer for details. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. ***Estimated fuel consumption ratings for 2013 Focus 2.0L I4 5-speed manual transmission: [7.8L/100km (36MPG) City, 5.5L/100km (51MPG) Hwy]/2013 Escape FWD 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic transmission: [9.5L/100km (30MPG) City, 6.3L/100km (45MPG) Hwy]/2013 F-150 4X4 5.0L V8 6-speed automatic transmission: [15.0L/100km (19MPG) City, 10.6L/100km (27MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading, vehicle equipment, vehicle condition, and driving habits. ‡When properly equipped. Max. towing of 11,300 lbs with 3.5L EcoBoost 4x2 and 4x4 and 6.2L 2 valve V8 4x2 engines. Max. payloads of 3,120 lbs/3,100 lbs with 5.0L Ti-VCT V8/3.5L V6 EcoBoost 4x2 engines. Max. horsepower of 411 and max. torque of 434 on F-150 6.2L V8 engine. Class is Full–Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs GVWR. ‡‡F-Series is the best-selling pickup truck in Canada for 47 years in a row based on Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association statistical sales report, December 2012. ©2013 Sirius Canada Inc. “SiriusXM”, the SiriusXM logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc. and are used under licence. ©2013 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.

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