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New lights, fewer jams City of Parksville will spend $500,000 on lights at Temple Store With work on the school district’s Family Place project beginning, the City of Parksville will begin interim traffic improvements along Highway 19A at Bay Street. City council voted this week to hire a consultant to design two new traffic signals and related road improvements on the highway. The Family Place, a joint project of three provincial ministries — education, health, and children and family development — made traffic a more urgent issue.

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Gas war here unlikely A gas war in Courtenay has some drivers in the mid-Island wondering if it’s going to spread and affect prices in Parksville and Qualicum Beach, but at least one company says that’s not likely to happen. Deidre Reid, a

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Family Place spurs city road upgrades Parksville has plans for new traffic lights, turning lanes at Bay Street and the old Island Highway

With work on the school district’s Family Place project beginning, the City of Parksville will begin interim traffic improvements along Highway 19A. “We’ve known for a long time it’s a problem traffic area,” acting mayor Chris Burger told THE NEWS about the area between Moilliet and Pym streets, as detailed in a recent report from staff. Council voted to hire a consultant to design two new traffic signals and related road improvements on the highway as recommended in the report by director of engineering and operations Robert Harary, which was based on a traffic study by the Boulevard Transportation Group. “It’s important to realize we have to do something to manage the traffic in the short term, but no one is saying that’s the end game,” Burger said.

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ProPacific Restorations during demolition work on the school district site to make way for the coming Family Place project. They were removing asbestos and lead paint from the old buildings. He stressed the council’s motion also directs staff to hire a consultant to develop a phased improvement plan toward the ultimate goal of widening the highway in the 20-Year Capital Expenditure Plan. The Boulevard study looked at the current situation adjacent to the School District 69 (Qualicum) property at the corner

of Bay Avenue, and the impact of the imminent $7 million Family Place development. The city has intended to address the traffic issues at least since their 2002 Transportation Master Plan, but the preferred method is to fund road work with the development cost charges (DCCs) collected from adjacent

projects, giving the city little influence over the timing. The Family Place, a joint project of three provincial ministries — education, health, and children and family development — made traffic a more urgent issue, though the report projects it will only add 27 trips per peak hour. Because the project doesn’t need

re-zoning, has paid the DCCs, received the building permits and is being done by senior government on their own land, the city has minimal leverage. The city’s 2010 Transportation Master Plan gives the current operating level of service on that stretch of road an “F” rating on a scale of A to F — F being the worst.

While traffic planners try to avoid “T” intersections without signals, the recent traffic report points out there are five in the space of 500 metres on the two-lane segment of the main road through town, which is otherwise at least four-lanes. The troubled stretch also lacks turning lanes, sidewalks, crosswalks, bike lanes, or space for transit stops. While the experts agree, as the report puts it, “The ultimate and best solution is to widen Highway 19A in this area with new traffic signals at appropriate intersections with proper provisions for pedestrians, bicyclists and transit stops,” the funds are not available so they reviewed interim options. They briefly considered the options of roundabouts on the highway, upgrading the signal at Moilliet Street and extending Dogwood Street through two private properties to a new intersection at Moilliet. SEE

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Courtenay gas war not likely to spread to Parksville By STEVEN HEYWOOD NEWS EDITOR A gas war in Courtenay has some drivers in the mid-Island wondering if it’s going to spread and affect prices in Parksville and Qualicum Beach, but at least one company says that’s not likely to happen. Deidre Reid, a spokesperson for Chevron Canada out of Vancouver, said a

new seller of fuel in Courtenay (Cosco) entered the market with low, introductory gas prices. As of earlier this week, the price per litre there was 107.2 to 107.4 cents. Reid said those prices are well below the normal rate elsewhere in Vancouver Island — such as the 127.1 cents per litre in Parksville and similar pricing in Nanaimo. She added

she doesn’t expect the lower prices in Courtenay to last long. “Due to the new entrant, sales are at low prices,” she said, “so we have to keep up with those for our customers there.” Gas in the range of 125.9 cents per litre and up is in the range of normal, she said, taking into consideration crude oil costs and government taxes — in-

cluding the recently increased carbon tax in B.C. that adds another 1.11 cents to the price if one litre of regular gasoline. That hike on July 1, means the carbon taxes on a litre of gas in B.C. amount to 5.56 cents. On July 1, 2012, it will go up again, to 6.67 cents per litre. Reid said in the short term, gas prices will stay

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News Briefs RE-AUDITION SET FOR ECHO PLAYERS QUALICUM BEACH — ECHO Players is re-opening its auditions for their upcoming play, Laura. The local theatre company is seeking men and woman, age 17 and up, who would enjoy the chance to act in an American detective story. New actors are always welcome. Auditions will be held Thursday, July 14 and Friday, July 15 at 7:30 p.m. both nights, at ECHO’s rehearsal facility, 3125 Van Horne Road in Hilliers. Laura is set to run Oct. 13 to 30. For details, contact Werner Koch at 250-954-0079 or Linda Attley at 250-752-2536. — NEWS Staff

CORRECTIONS • The Coast Guard wanted to be clear they did not send a lone individual to a boating incident near Ballenas Island last Sunday in which a 54-year-old man died. A total of three Coast Guard boats attended the scene and there were pleasure craft there ahead of them. THE NEWS regrets any confusion. • In the last edition we referred to Dave Wright as the president of the Oceanside Arts Council. He is actually the office administrator now.

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PDQ Flyers president Steve Hughes shows off his R-1 Super Sport model. favourites — for one very good reason. “It was very fast for its day,” he said. “It went 252 miles per hour.” Club vice-president Don Varnadore also has a couple of favourites, one of which — a replica of a Delta Airlines DC-3

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left wings and couldn’t find a colour match wing, so it came in camouflage and we had to colour match. Then it came without the flap. As well, the rear area has a rough looking edge because we had to build wedges on each side in order to make it line up properly. It was one thing after

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Meals program needs drivers SOS always in need of additional volunteers By AUREN RUVINSKY NEWS REPORTER Some popular Society of Organized Services’ programs are looking for volunteer drivers. Among the many services the non-profit organization runs, the SOS offers a Meals on Wheels program which delivers directly to people that need them, and a Medical Appointment Transportation Service in which volunteers deliver people directly

to local appointments. Andy Telfer, SOS co-ordinator of volunteer resources, explained they have a large dedicated group of volunteer drivers, around 30 per program, but the programs are growing faster than their capacity and they’re desperate for new drivers. “It’s a great way to meet nice people,” he said of why people volunteer. “People get a real feeling of fulfillment, some just want to keep busy and

TOSH quartet to play Beatles favourites By LISSA ALEXANDER NEWS REPORTER Beatles fans will want to make their way to The Old School House (TOSH) this Sunday for some old time favorites arranged for a jazz quartet. Beatlemania will feature tunes by the Fab Four played by accomplished musicians Liam Hockley on clarinet, Ron Hadley on piano, Sean Drabbit on bass and Don Hardy on drums. This show runs from 7 to 9 p.m., July 10. Admission is $16. For more information visit www. theoldschoolhouse.org or call 250-752-6133.

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his month, the Canadian Forces withdraws from the combat mission in Afghanistan after nearly 10 years with NATO, trying to bring some form of better governance and stability to that region — and perhaps even curtailing terrorist activity that was tolerated under the former regime. There will be plenty of questions surrounding Canada’s presence there, not the least of which will be: was the whole enterprise worth it? As combat troops from NATO slowly withdraw from Afghanistan, it is expected that country could very well fall back into chaos. That is, unless those who fought there do not abandon the people and maintain a presence — if not militarily, then through aid, To abandon training programs and more. Should the worst occur — as has happened Afghanistan throughout Afghanistan’s history — then yes, completely Canada’s efforts there will be deemed futile and would be a the region will be as stable at is was before NATO arrived. mistake But what would Canada be if it didn’t at least try to make a positive difference in the lives of others? As a society, we’ve agreed to have a military and to use it in as best a manner as possible. And then follow their lead with support to ensure chaos does not return. As always, these are best-laid plans. Afghanistan proved Canadian soldiers are some of the best in the world. It’s a testament to this that Canada did not lose more than the 158 soldiers over that 10-year mission. The sacrifice of those soldiers is a price Canada was willing to pay — and that will not be forgotten. Nor should Afghanistan be forgotten. The end of missions and even economic realities might see soldiers leave there, but to abandon Afghanistan completely would be a mistake.

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Confessions of a stick in the mud “The only time a woman succeeds in changing a man, is when he’s a baby.” — Natalie Wood

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hate change. There, my deep dark secret is out in the open. But, in my defense, I come by it honestly. My father hated it too. Dad was the veritable embodiment of resistance to change. And that stick-in-themud attitude was never more evident than by his reaction to the Beatles. He hated everything about them. So when my friends starting getting stylish Beatle cuts, I was the odd boy out. “Why can’t I grow my hair, Dad? Sir John A. MacDonald had long hair.” “You make a good point, son.” “I do?” I replied optimistically. “Yes. And just as soon as you get elected prime minister you The Parksville Qualicum Beach News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to: B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

can have long hair too.” Eventually Mom convinced him to relent and I was allowed to grow my hair to a fashionable length. Naturally, Dad hated it. He wasn’t alone. One of our neighbours had four sons all of whom were quintessential long-haired hippies. One day he showed us a picture of them and remarked, “Here’s a photo of my four girls.” In some ways I’m a lot like my dad. I like tradition. Take hockey, for instance. I’m old school. Back in the day every NHL team had a name ending with an ‘s.’ The Montreal Canadiens, the Detroit Red Wings, the Toronto Maple Leafs. Unfortunately, modern marketing executives think it’s

cooler to use the singular noun form. Monikers like Blizzard, Storm and Ice are all the rage. Half the time I don’t know if I’m listening to a hockey game or the By Ray weather forecast. Smit I’m glad the Canucks got their logo before this trend started. Otherwise we’d probably be cheering for the Vancouver Drizzle. “Go, Drizzle, Go!” The mind reels. My reluctance to change has influenced many parts of my life. For example, I’ve become a genuine technophobe. To me an iPad is something you put on a sore shoulder. X-Boxes are tattered cardboard containers meant for the recycling bin. And a blue tooth is punishment for

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eating too many popsicles. It’s the same with TV. Was there ever a better show than One Day At A Time? Or a better actress than my teenage crush, Valerie Bertinelli? Someone had the nerve to tell me she just turned 50. Nonsense! I still watch her show on my old VCR and she hasn’t changed a bit! I recently heard she has a new program. But apparently it’s only available in Cleveland when it’s hot. Must be a summer replacement. Speaking of crushes, my resistance to change has affected my romantic life too. I met my dream girl in my 20s. I thought I was a prince. She thought I was a project. There wasn’t anything about me she didn’t want to change — especially my outdated Beatle cut. Naturally, like any selfrespecting Luddite, I dug in my

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heels. And like any self-respecting woman she called me on it. I whined a little — okay a lot — but eventually made a visit to Fantastic Sam’s. So I guess we can add a corollary to Natalie Wood’s adage: The only time a woman succeeds in changing a man is when he’s a baby — or acting like one. Although change is still hard for me, I’m finally come to terms with it. I’m not a ‘60s stick in the mud anymore. So if you happen to be at Rathtrevor, groovin’ on a Sunday afternoon, I’ll be the guy wearing parachute pants, listening to a Walkman and sporting an achy breaky mullet. But if you recognize me, please don’t point. Modesty forbids. After all, it’s reward enough to know I’m finally current, contemporary and cool. Groovy!

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LETTERS Pesticide use debate is not inert Contrary to Mr. Hepworthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s conviction that pesticides are safe and sufficiently regulated in Canada (THE NEWS, July 1, page A11), the Canadian Cancer Society believes municipal and provincial governments should take further precautions. There is a growing body of evidence that links pesticide exposure to cancer, including childhood and adult leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, prostate, brain and lung cancers. Studies also show that children may be at a higher risk due to their rapidly developing bodies. Numerous criticisms have been made about the pesticide regulatory system in Canada. For instance, some argue that data used to evaluate new pesticides comes from the industry and is mainly based on short-term toxicology tests on rats. In addition, some experts caution that inert ingredients are not tested, and interactions between pesticides or with other chemicals in the environment are not studied. It is important to remember over 160 municipalities have banned the cosmetic use of pesticides across Canada. Viable alternatives are available to the average homeowner and municipalities are achieving great success at maintaining parks, playgrounds and sports fields without chemical pesticides. The Canadian Cancer Society hopes that the province of B.C. will soon enact strong legislation banning the use and sale of pesticides used for cosmetic purposes so that all British Columbians will be protected.

Nancy Falconer Health Promotion Co-ordinator Canadian Cancer Society, Vancouver Island Region

Pesticides? I smell a rat Re: Noble idea of pesticide ban means lots of labour ahead, by Harvey Dorval, THE NEWS, June 24, page A10. I am an old-fashioned kind of gal that likes to be breathing clean air and it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take much for me

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agree with Mr. Hepworth Re: Pesticides have a very real job to do (THE NEWS, July 1, page A11) that homeowners need to be equipped with the necessary tools to maintain their lawns and gardens. However, I would argue that these tools do not have to include the use of chemical pesticides, especially for cosmetic purposes. Going pesticide free certainly does require a considerable shift, but it is more about the way we approach the maintenance of our green spaces, than how we treat pests. There are many techniques that lower our lawn and gardenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s susceptibility to weeds and pests such as overseeding our lawns, not overwatering, and using approaches such as selective planting. There are endless resources online, and in garden shops to help with the prevention of unwanted weeds and insects. It is also important to remember that according to the Canadian Cancer Society, there is a growing body of evidence that links exposure to pesticides with an increased risk of cancer, especially among children. As a grandparent I prefer that governments take precautions, especially since these chemicals are being used for cosmetic purposes. I congratulate the Town of Qualicum Beach for banning cosmetic pesticides and I encourage the City of Parksville and the B.C. government to follow suit. I want my grandchildren to be able to enjoy the beautiful green spaces of Parksville without the risk of being exposed to potentially hazardous pesticides.

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upscale homes are now empty during weekdays was that their female occupants have interesting careers and like to work outside their homes? Finally, there are more acceptable remedies than DDT for use against ants and earwigs. DDT was never banned in the Third World, but as I already indicated this chemical gradually lost its effectiveness.

K. Jean Cottam Nepean, ON

Almost convulsed with laughter Re: Basic Black, â&#x20AC;&#x153;revolting animals,â&#x20AC;? THE NEWS, June 28. I adore all non-human creatures (except maybe the brown recluse spider who recently injected my friend with a toxic cocktail) so was

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to smell a rat. Somehow the scenario of a nice Quebec town overtaken by weeds doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ring true. It is not an exaggeration that here in Nepean, Ontario, a suburb of Ottawa, dandelions keep a low profile. I seldom have a single dandelion or two on my lawn. True, I am now retired and have more time to devote to lawn care. But even prior to my retirement the time I devoted to keeping my lawn attractive without the use of pesticides was negligible. By the way, why strive to eliminate pretty flowers such as buttercups? Somehow I am dubious as to whether those â&#x20AC;&#x153;who have laboured all day in offices and showrooms will not be motivated to get on their knees with a weeder after a hard day.â&#x20AC;? Has it ever occurred to Mr. Dorval that the reason so many

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Jean Allenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s letter (THE NEWS, June 17) on the effect of 35 years of total privatization of government debt is â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to coin a phrase â&#x20AC;&#x201D; right on the money. It is salutary to note the steady reduction of these debts over the long and turbulent post-war period â&#x20AC;&#x201D; when for 30 years, governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needs were largely met by the Bank of Canada at very low cost â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and the dramatic and sustained leap in debts over the 35 years since that practice was abruptly abandoned, with no explanation and little publicity. A calm assessment is that our current debt situation is not sustainable: a view confirmed by Ms. Allenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s use of the word â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;usuryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is exact and proper. It exposes the payment of interest on the interest, over and over in an ever-mounting spiral since the mis-begotten ideology of debt privatization swept through governments, an economic madness that Shakespeare wrote about over 400 years ago but which every federal government in the last 40 years has stuck grimly to, and not even attempted to rectify. Our leaders should study events in the U.S., where 12 separate legislatures are now examining how to set up their own State Banks, following the extraordinary exposure of little old North Dakotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long experience in having had no deficits in 50 years. The astounding total of entirely unproductive interest paid by Canadian governments since privatization is a true measure of the Liberal and Conservative achievement. It far exceeds our national debt, and not one of them will even discuss the matter or answer queries about the process.

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Badda bing, Two local badda broom Champs Driving up to Qualicum recently, I was amazed at proliferation of the Scotch broom. It is an environmental disaster of an inconceivable magnitude, delivered by Captain Walter Grant (the gentleman who brought three seeds to the Island in 1850.) Then I noticed the signs: broombusters. org — you can help. Suddenly I had a thought — maybe I can help. Why not put a bounty on the plant? Raise money to subsidize a massive broom buy on Vancouver Island. Grind it and compost it and badda-bing-baddabroom, it no longer will be.

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Coincidence? Does it not seem more than a coincidence when, after selling out B.C. to Ottawa by signing on to the HST, our (now former) Premier Gordon Campbell receives a plum political appointment as Canada’s representative to the Court of St. James in London? “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me!”

Bernice Hathaway Parksville

Too many flowers I must say that I endorse the opinion (THE NEWS, June 24) from Maureen Anderson that the town has gone over the top in its proliferation of flower beds about town. I support making the town attractive, but it is getting silly. The large display of beds around the railway crossing on Memorial (Avenue) is excessive, and the beds on the railway bank are scarcely visible to anyone anyway — especially if drivers are keeping their eyes on the road! And on the subject of water conservation, residents are being urged to conserve water, but the golf courses are free to water away at a much lower cost per litre than the rest of us. What is the sense of this?

A. Sharp Qualicum Beach

Happy with the mayor I am writing regarding the letter by April McKenna of June 28. Fist of all, I wish to welcome April to our beautiful town. Many of us who have moved here did so because of the beauty but also because of the proper and orderly development. This is partly due to the commitment of the current and previous mayors to make Qualicum Beach a place where we are proud to live. Mayor (Teunis) Westbroek is in his third term of office as mayor, and at the last election he received over 75 per cent of the vote. Obviously, the majority of citizens are very happy with his governance. Rather than insulting him in the paper, it would be reasonable to personally contact him and have a discussion regarding your concerns. He is very open to meeting with people.

Duane Quily Qualicum Beach

Touched by dog walker Coming home from the village a few weeks ago on my scooter along Dorset, I saw a lady carrying a dog. So I said to her “who’s taking who for a walk?” She told me her dog was old and blind. I must confess, I’d have got a little wagon and pulled him along. But she chose to carry him in her arms on what was his daily walk. I was touched.

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wimming lengths is one of my favourite forms of exercise so I’m a regular attender at Ravensong Aquatic Center in Qualicum Beach. The pool serves all the surrounding communities providing a wide variety of programs to people young and old. Every winter, one of the programs is established for lane swimmers to keep us motivated. A nearby island is picked, and then a map of it is enlarged, mounted, laminated and displayed. Through the dark months of winter, swimmers are invited to record the distance we swim and ‘swim around’ the island displayed. We sign up for free, receive a numbered pushpin on the mounted map, and a page in a binder on which we record our progress each time we swim. This year’s island was Salt Spring, and I really just signed up for the fun of it. Each week, I went for my regular swim, only now I recorded my progress. To my surprise, it actually did work to push me to swim a bit further each time. I only made it a quarter of the way around the Island but the point is I now swim 30 per cent further than I used to. Goal of the program achieved, right? Wait, it gets better, and hence, my reason for writing. Although most of us never knew about or anticipated the prizes when we signed up, I understand wonderful donations were received from both local and Salt Spring Island businesses to use as prizes when the Swim around the Island program ended. This year’s Swim around Salt Spring par-

ticipants won passes, gift bags, and coffees, from local businesses Hot n Cold Yoga, Body Sculptors, The Medicine Centre and Café Brie, respectively, and from two Salt Spring Island establishments, the Salt Spring Inn and Hastings House. In fact, it was I, who was totally surprised to win the grand prize: By two nights at the famed Salt Spring Miriam Shell Island Hastings House, replete with breakfast and tea included. For each one of us Ravensong lane swimmers, as grand prize draw winner for the Swim around Salt Spring Island Program this year, I want to thank both our local generous business owners and those of Salt Spring Island for supporting and partnering with our community programs. Your generosity has been greatly appreciated and will surely draw us to your establishments. Also, a huge thank you goes to our Ravensong Aquatic Centre staff, especially Darlene Humpherville, who co-ordinated the Swim around Salt Spring Program this year. We so missed our pool when it closed last year and loved being back in the fall. Your terrific programs and happy staff keep us all swimming.

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sent for me. I arrived in Halifax in 1947 and he was waiting on the dock. I had come out alone, hadn’t seen my love for two years so at 19 years old, I got married the next day. My husband was following in his father’s footsteps. He was in the Canadian Army in the First World War and brought back to Canada an English war bride. We all appreciate a love story and that is what we see in Will and Kate.

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every year! Come view the great art and live music. Contact Dee Aguilar at 250–752–9332 for more information. July 2011 • The Old School House Music on Sunday presents “Beatlemania”– July 10. An intriguing evening of your favourites by the Fab Four arranged for a delightful jazz quartet. Concert is from 7 to 9 pm and the $16 admission cost includes complimentary refreshments. Call 250–752–6133 or go to www. theoldschoolhouse.org for more information. • Music in the Garden at Milner Gardens, July 10th – August 28th. This year’s Music in the Garden is a series of four evening concerts on the grand lawn. Music runs from 6:30 to 8:30 pm with gates open at 6:00 pm. One concert is $20 for Non Members or $15 for Members or Youth. Concert Series are $90 for Non Members or $70 for Members or Youth. Tickets are available in Parksville, Qualicum Beach & Nanoose Bay Coastal Community Credit Union Branches and Milner Gardens & Woodland. Concert details at www.viu.ca/milnergardens/events.asp#mitg or call 250–752–8573 for more information. • Parksville Beach Festival – July 16 to August 14 at the Parksville Community Park. Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition & Exhibit was voted one of the Top 100 events in North America with over 20 sculptures on display. Beach volleyball and croquet tournaments, Music in the Park and the Quality Foods Fireworks Display are just a few of the events. For more information call 250–951–2678 or www. parksvillebeachfest.ca. • Oceanside Hospice Society presents the 14th Annual Golf Tournament & Dinner – July 16th at Fairwinds Golf Course. Scramble best ball format, Putting Contest, Live & Silent Auctions. $150 Per Player for Golf & Dinner (includes cart). All Proceeds Stay in Oceanside and Help Fund Oceanside Hospice Programs & Services. Call 250–752–6227 or email oceansidehospice@shaw.ca for more information. • Milner Gardens Art & Photography in the Garden July 16 & 17 from 10 am to 5 pm. Meet, mingle and be inspired by local artists at work, painting, sketching, carving and photographing the beauty of this Artist’s Garden. Bonsai artists, potters, and live music. Artwork silent auction in support of the Gardens. Tearoom is open from 11 am to 4 pm serving homemade soups and scones. Call 250– Leading edge instruction at the BRENT MORRISON GOLF ACADEMY

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throughout the Summer of 2011 Sunday 8 am to 5 pm. For more information phone 250–752–9757, email info@coombsfair.com or www. oceansidegardenshow.com. • Kidfest and QF Children’s Sandcastle Competition – August 14 10 am to 3 pm. An entire day for the kids. Have their face painted, hair sprayed, get a tattoo, play games, create crafts, learn about nature and be entertained by a host of entertainers. They can also enter their team of up to four participants in the QB Children’s Sandcastle Competition. Excellent prizes for the best creations and all participants receive a goody bag! All events are free so bring the whole family! Phone 250–248– 3252, recparks@rdn.bc.ca or www.kidfest.ca for information. • The Old School House Music on Sunday presents the Silk Road Duo of Qiu Xia He and Andre Thibault – August 28. For over twenty years, the internationally acclaimed, Vancouver–based Silk Road Duo has been smashing stereotypes about Chinese music and taking Chinese instruments in new artistic directions. Its pioneering musical fusions have merged Chinese folk and classical music with Brazilian, jazz, Celtic, Spanish, Arabic, Aboriginal and blues music. Concert is from 7 to 9 pm and the $16 admission cost includes complimentary refreshments. Call 250–752–6133 or go to www. theoldschoolhouse.org for more information. September 2011 • Nine & Dine – September 9. The Chamber will be swinging into fall again in 2011! Mark your calendars for Friday, September 9th when you can do a “Nine & Dine” with your fellow Chamber members at Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club. This is not a golf tournament... it is an afternoon of fun on the golf course followed by a networking reception and dinner! Not a golfer? Not a problem! You can come after work for the networking and dinner. Call the chamber office to reserve for this event at 250– 752–0960. Golf and dinner – $38.00. Dinner only – $18.00. All taxes and gratuities are included. • Milner Gardens & Woodland Fall Plant Sale – September 25 & 26 from 10 am to 4 pm. Great discounts on heritage trees, shrubs and perennials propagated on site. Afternoon tea in the Tearoom, outdoor refreshments & hot dogs. Admission by donation with all proceeds going towards the support of the gardens. Contact 250–752–6153 or www. milnergardens.org for more information.

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Commerce. Our Chamber is now here to promote tourism, arts & cultural, commerce, industrial and agricultural progress of our community. We believe that a strong foundation, which places emphasis on long term payoffs such as sustained community well being with our success being measured in terms of social, cultural, political and economic impact is the key to true community development. For more information on the Chamber drop in at 124 West 2nd Avenue or call 250-752-0960.

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Our Board of Directors plays an important role in promoting the visibility and value of our Chamber. Many of you may have heard that Chambers of Commerce are the “voice of business” in the community. We embrace our role as advocates and are committed to forming positive relationships with all levels of government while advocating on behalf of our members. Our staff and volunteers work well with our community stakeholders, building partnerships, while developing marketing and membership strategies to serve our members. Our management team possess over 30 years of business experience, 10 working with Chambers of Commerce. We believe that economic development should be more than fund development - it should be and must be about sustainable community development. We invite you to explore what the Qualicum Beach Chamber and our surrounding communities have to offer to you and your business. Discover why our Chamber has been the voice of business since 1927.

Message From Our Chair, Dianna Rivard Board of Directors Dianna Rivard, Chair Quality Foods Case Co Moira Hauk, 1st Vice Chair Coastal Community Credit Union Geoff Ball, 2nd Vice Chair Milner Gardens & Woodlands Jason Moore, Treasurer McIntosh Norton Williams Pat Weber, Past Chair RE/MAX Anchor Realty Rusty Joerin Woodsgift Enterprises Jim Lynch NR Insurance Services Sheri Waters 2 Maids A’ttendin Jean Young Arbutus Emporium Julie Chambers The Gardens at Qualicum Beach

I am so fortunate to be part of a business culture that recognizes the value of relationship building while focusing on community betterment. I am proud of the more than 250 members of our organization who not only contribute to our strength, but leverage the opportunities and take advantage of the many exclusive programs and services that come from their membership. We are so privileged to have a membership that represents a broad cross section of the businesses in our community. Representatives are from retail, tourism and professional sectors and reflect the needs of small, medium and large sized businesses.

the Village Commission. On November 8th, 1949 the members voted to change the name to the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce. On January 23rd 1979 the members allowed an application for the change of boundaries of the Board to exclude the Town of Parksville, allowing Parksville to form its own Chamber of Commerce. The Qualicum Beach and Parksville Chambers of Commerce still work closely together and along with the respective municipal governments were instrumental in forming the Oceanside Tourism Association incorporated March 17th 1993. Today, the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce represents all sectors of business in the community. It represents its members at all levels of government as “The Voice of Business” through its affiliation with the British Columbia Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Chamber of

About the Chamber The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce was founded as the Qualicum Beach Board of Trade on December 8th, 1926 and included the villages of Qualicum Beach, Dashwood, Hilliers, Coombs, Errington and Parksville. The thirty original members included a baker, two butchers, four merchants, a clerk, a real estate agent, a physician, seven farmers, three hoteliers, a contractor and two carpenters, a plumber, a mill owner, an ice manufacturer, a garage owner, a transporter, a retired gentleman and a settler. The Chamber received official Ministerial approval on January 27th, 1927 For 16 years, until the incorporation of the village, the Board of Trade functioned as the voice and, in many cases, the decision maker of the village. The Board of Trade took the initiative leading to the incorporation of the village and the President, H.J Welch was also the first Chairman of

Welcoming Visitors to Qualicum Beach The Chamber of Commerce is the organization in our community that operates the Qualicum Beach Visitor Centre on the beach. Year after year up to 35,000 people come into our centre looking for a place to stay, where to shop or dine and what activities they can do. We operate with up to 30 volunteers throughout the year welcoming people to our community. In the summer months the Centre is open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm seven days a week and three local summer students are added to our staff component. Our Tourism/Visitor Counsellors are the first point of contact for most visitors. Each Counsellor undergoes a Tourism BC Training program and is certified to act as a community Ambassador. These dedicated staff and volunteers are here to maximize

our community. It’s this knowledge of the area that allows visitors to truly understand and participate in the many attractions our community has to offer. Our volunteers share the “hidden gems” and unique characteristics of our community and it’s this personal service that consistently exceeds the visitors’ needs and expectations. We know our volunteers ensure that all visitors have a positive, memorable experience. And we know that this is one of the main reasons visitors extend their stay. If you haven’t been to the Centre, stop in and say hello and meet the staff and volunteers who give our community’s great first impression. For more information on the Centre drop in at 2711 West Island Highway or call 250-752-9532.

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Stay connected to neighbours Many people did follow the water conservation suggestions, Mohan said, and the area did not run out of water. She said getting to know your neighbours is a good idea, as they can be helpful in emergencies both

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doing the work it takes to “just get along.” The Bible identifies this is to happen by having established authorities (parental By and governmenCraig tal) that are to Tufts punish evil and reward good. The Bible also says, as necessary as restraint is, hostility being destroyed by good news is far better. It has a special good news that is all about this, but you don’t have to know that good news, to have experienced good news destroying hostility. You can be having an everything-going-wrong morning, anger building and building inside, and you show up at work and your boss calls you into his office and tells you how much he appreciates all the extra effort you put in last week. You feel instant relief in your heart, and thanks on your lips. Or, the phone rings at supper time, interrupting your dinner. You grab the phone to blast whoever is calling and this little voice says “Hi Grandma.” And the sound of your grandson’s voice is such good news, you don’t even remember you were eating, let alone that you were angry about being interrupted. I know it doesn’t always work this way. Sometimes, instead of

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als are digging in for the stretch run. Winners of seven of their last 10 games, the Quality Foods crew was 22-15 on the year after the weekend split, and have climbed into a tie with the Victoria Mariners for third overall in the 12-team league. They are six games back of the first place Langley Blaze, fourand-a-half back of the second place Pirates, and a half game up on the fourth place Coquitlam Reds. GAME ON The Royals were in Victoria on Thursday to take on the Eagles for one game, and return to Inouye/Wallace Field for a four game home stand this weekend with double headers against the Abbotsford Cardinals on Saturday and Vancouver Cannons on Sunday. The pinstripes close out the BCPBL regular season the following weekend with five games on the Mainland. sports@pqbnews.com

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Qualicum Beach Mayor Teunis Westbroek was one of the many Howie and Leah Meeker well-wishers queueing up on July 1. JAMES CLARKE PHOTO ceiving line. “We were so,” Howie said when asked if they were bushed by the end of the day, adding “we were on such a roll though, having so much fun it didn’t matter (about

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t was a superb combination of great acting, a hilarious script and keen directing that had audiences consistently laughing out loud during a sold-out opening night of Bard to Broadway's Murdered to Death on Monday. The finely detailed set creates a cozy 1930s lounge set in an English country manor, where all the events in this comedy, murder-mystery By Lissa spoof take place. Alexander One would think Marilyn Holt, who plays the owner of the manor Mildred Bagshot, was a seasoned professional with her impeccable, haughty English accent and ease on stage. This, however, marks her second theatre performance ever. Douglas J. Fisher plays her butler, Bunting, and also does a phenomenal job capturing a crotchety old Scottish servant, and cracks up audience members throughout the night. Guests come to stay, among them a snooty, privileged English girl called Elizabeth Hartley, given great verve by actress Kyla Mitrovic, and an arrogant French painter, brought to life brilliantly by Blaine Nosworthy. After a murder in the manor, Inspector Pratt comes on scene, a daft, obtuse man played hilariously by Rob SEE LOCAL ON B2 Atkinson.

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Both Marilyn Holt, playing Mildred Bagshot and Douglas J. Fisher, playing Bunting, give hilarious performances in Bard to Broadway’s Murdered to Death, currently playing at the Village Theatre. LISSA ALEXANDER PHOTO

Asleep at the Steel back for country music at the Shady By LISSA ALEXANDER NEWS REPORTER The Shady Rest Pub will feature local country group

Asleep at the Steel this weekend, stacked with years of professional talent from four local musicians. Mike Jarvis, Mike Vaira,

Tom Burton and Tim Griffins make up the group that plays traditional as well as modern country tunes. Patrons can look forward to

some steel guitar, dobro, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass and drums at the show. Asleep at the Steel plays at 7 p.m. at the Shady Rest Pub in

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Brian Lecky and Jennifer Hodi as Dorothy Foxton in B2B’s Murdered to Death. LISSA ALEXANDER PHOTO sant blunders, making rash accusations and fudging peoples names along with their statements. The other actors in the play were cast to perfection, with Jennifer Hodi grasping admirably a sweet but insecure Dorothy Foxton, well-known local actress Kathy Harper gives great spunk to the busybody Miss Maple character, and Brian Lecky and Dianne LeBlanc

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t’s Island Railway Days in Parksville this weekend, celebrating the 125th anniversary of the completion of the

E&N railway. The festivities kick off Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Parksville Train Station where people can tour heritage rail cars, locomotives and speeders, check out rail displays, and ride a miniature train. The Arrowsmith

Potters Guild, who maintain the station, will also hold Raku firings and hands-on clay building activities for $10. Opening ceremonies will take place Saturday from about 11:30 a.m. to noon with dignitar-

ies including MLA Ron Cantelon, Island Corridor Foundation co-chair Mary Ashely and Parksville, Qualicum Beach and Port Alberni councillors. Sunday there will be a Shriner’s Club pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m.

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Music in the Garden with Harper By LISSA ALEXANDER NEWS REPORTER Enjoy evening concerts amidst a finely manicured garden during Milner Gardens and Woodland Music in the Garden series. This Sunday, July 10, award-winning guitarist Eric Harper will be performing at the site. This Nanaimobased music artist is known for his eclectic

blend of flamenco, rock and Latin music. The concert runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with gates opening at 6 p.m. For more on Harper visit www. ericharpermusic.com. The series continues August 7 with Phil Dwyer’s Adult Jazz Intensive Ensemble, followed by Joe Chindamo and Friends Sunday August 14. This includes Chindamo on accordion, Phil Dwyer on sax, Jodi Proznick on bass and

Craig Scott on drums. Finally the season ends Sunday, Aug. 28 with the Nanaimo Tidesmen Barbershop Chorus. One concert is $20, $15 for members, youth and students. Tickets can be

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1993 and is currently based in Calgary. This is the first time he has held one in Parksville. The workshop starts with Shakespeare's sonnets and then explores soliloquies and monologues with a focus on the First Folio. “I think all actors whether professional or amateur would benefit from taking the workshop. If you can speak Shakespearian Verse well you can do anything,” Kenyon said. Kenyon said he holds the workshops because he’s passionate about Shakespeare and his First Folio (the 1623 published collection of William Shakespeare’s plays). He said the First Folio is the key to understanding the famous poet and playwright. Kenyon was the founding artistic director of The Shake-

A one-day Shakespeare acting intensive workshop is being held in Parksville next weekend. SUBMITTED PHOTO speare Company in Calgary and has been teaching Shakespeare for over 15 years. The workshop runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 17. To register for

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Organizers, from left, Linda and Bob Thorburn and Sheena McCorquodale stand proudly in front of the main stage at the first Lighthouse Bluegrass Festival last weekend in Qualicum Bay.

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Lighthouse Bluegrass a success By LISSA ALEXANDER NEWS REPORTER The first Lighthouse Bluegrass Festival went off without a hitch last weekend in Qualicum Bay and organizers said it will be even bigger next year. “I was satisfied with the turnout and I think word will travel of it being an excellent festival,” said Linda Thorburn, one of the organizers. “Word will get out next year and I think it could be double the turnout.” Thorburn said some of the highlights of the three-day festival included Pete Wernick or “Dr. Banjo” headlining the festival with his band while also putting on workshops.

Wernick puts on bluegrass jam camps for beginners throughout the United States and Thorburn said she started bugging him to come to our area a few years back, and this year he agreed. “People had the opportunity to learn from a legend,” she said. The other headlining band at the festival were the Foggy Hogtown Boys from Toronto, a group Thorburn said are “probably Canada’s very best bluegrass band.” Thorburn said all the bands were top notch and she heard nothing but compliments about everything from the food to the organizing. SEE

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PV MUSEUM & ARCHIVES My Dear Boy. July 19, 7 p.m. Guest: Brad Bird reads from his book. PV Museum. 250-248-6966. EAGLECREST GARDEN CLUB July 20, 7:30 p.m. Speakers: Rusty Joerin and Phil Kennedy. Topic: Garden photography. QB Civic Centre.

STRAWBERRY TEA AND BAKE SALE July 23, 2-4 p.m. St. Mary’s Anglican

Bingos Sundays at PV. Legion. 6 p.m. early bird; 6:45 p.m. regular games; 9 p.m., night owls. 146 Hirst Ave., PV.

LIVING WITH DEMENTIA July 26, 2-4 p.m. DVD viewings. Register: 250-752-2818. The Gardens, theatre room, QB. 250-752-2818.

STORYTIMES Wednesdays at QB library. 250-752-6121. Fridays at PV. library. 250-248-3841. Ages three and up/ages one to two. Stories, puppets, rhymes and song.

ongoing QB LAWN BOWLING CLUB Free tryouts. Tuesdays, 1-3:30 p.m. 250-7527060. ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF BC Help our team members reach their funddraising goals for the Alzheimer Society of B.C. by donating, or run or walk with us on June 26. 1-800462-2833.

PV PROBUS CLUB Meets July 18, 9 a.m. Speaker: Gerry Addy. Climate change. Quality Bayside Resort. Visitors welcome. 250-752-6809.

ST. ANNE’S FLOWER FESTIVAL & PIONEER TEA July 23, 2-4 p.m. St. Anne’s Church. 407 Wembley Rd., PV. 250-248-4549.

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ERRINGTON FARMERS’ MARKET Every Saturday to Sept. 24. HEALTH INFORMATION STATIONS FOR SENIORS Tuesdays through Fridays. Tutors to help you access credible / health-related websites. Downtown Parksville and Qualicum Beach. Appointments Joyce 250240-5914. PETER MASON Every Friday night, 5:308 p.m. No cover. Blues, rock, country, blue grass, traditional. Sandbar Cafe. Qualicum Bay. FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES

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FRANCIS, Bob

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Bob Francis on June 29th. He leaves to mourn his adoring wife Deb and beloved golden retriever Solomon. Daughters Renetta (Dave) Henderson and Regan, grandsons Tyson & Chase and granddaughter Malia. Brothers George, John, Bud, Tom and sisters Marge, Joan, Diane, Rose & Marion. Bob was precedeased by his father Alfred, his mother Teresa and his brother Gil. Bob requested that there be no service but a celebration of his life will be planned at a later date. Bob was a stand up guy, who marched to his own drummer. He was truly loved and will be missed by all who knew him.

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Irene Elenor Strugnell (Nee Pogue) Born in New Westminster on December 16, 1927. The only daughter of Samuel and Mary Beatrice Pogue. Irene passed away peacefully at home on June 20, 2011. Irene was predeceased by her husband Roger in 2007. She is survived by her son Dean; daughter Stacey (Craig); grandsons Graydon, Duncan, and Lachlan. Irene grew up in New Westminster and shortly after her marriage moved to Coquitlam where they started a family and built their ďŹ rst home. In 1969 they followed their dream of living by the ocean and moved to Bowser, Vancouver Island where they started Bowser Bills Trailer Court. Many great times and friends were enjoyed in Bowser. Irene and Roger enjoyed traveling throughout the Continental US and Alaska, Caribbean and the Panama Canal. As a Lifetime Legion member Irene devoted many hours to the Ladies Auxiliary and the Bowser community. She will be remembered for her talented crafts, beautiful sewing, knitting, crocheting and playing cards with family and friends. Irene always kept the door unlocked and the coffee pot on for friends. Especially dear to her was spending time with her grandsons.

A special Thank you to the Gardens for making her last 5 years so enjoyable.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, July 17th, 2011 at 1 p.m. at the Bowser Legion. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, donations may be made to the Ladies Auxiliary, Branch #211, Bowser Legion, 7035 W. Island Hwy., Box 115, Bowser, B. C. VOR 1G0

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DELORME, Gaye James

It is with great sadness and reverie that we, the family of Gaye James Delorme, born March 20, 1947, announce our deepest condolences to his Music Family, dearest loyal friends and fans and all his extended family of his unexpected death, June 24, 2011. This â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beautiful Guitarâ&#x20AC;? mans illustrious career began at 17 years old in Edmonton taking him to Vancouver, Toronto, New York and Los Angeles. He always considered himself an Alberta son returning to Edmonton and Calgary to further his musical genius with other Alberta sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s musical geniuses. Gaye will be remembered with the deepest and enduring love by his extended family, sisters Gail (Jim) Suttie, Janice Delorme, brothers Bruce and Howard, as well as many cherished nieces and nephews. His love, devotion and loyalty towards his family and friends, perfect strangers and children, yes, the children he taught and helped will live forever in all of our hearts. A Memorial and Celebration of his Life with you will be shared at the Polish Hall, 10960-104 Street NW Edmonton at 2 PM Sunday, July 10, 2011. His music colleagues have established memorial celebrations scheduled for a later date in Calgary, and Vancouver for August 21, 2011. Please accept our gratitude for all of the kind words of sympathy so many have conveyed. Your expressions of sympathy can be sent to, Sturgeon Memorial Funeral Chapel, Box 727, Bon Accord, AB T0A 0K0, or email fountgar@telus.net. Gayeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest love, his new CD, is complete awaiting cover art. The Gaye Delorme Memorial Music Foundation trust to his legacy will be established shortly after his memorial. However, as requested by many, an interim account has been established to receive any donations to assist in the release of the latest CD. All funds will be transferred to his Foundation account donations to ensure the music AND person of Gaye Delorme will be forever remembered. Contributions can be made to #05173994720 (Howard Delorme: hdelorme@telus.net, cell: 778-3291444), Bank of Montreal, 10802-82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2B3, or any branch in Canada. Please email notice of your contribution to be kept strictly conďŹ dential as we will respond to your email to match you to your contribution. You will then become a contributing benefactor to the Foundation and acknowledged to you. Sturgeon Memorial Funeral Chapel 780-921-3900

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Iris Dorothy Steele

passed away on Monday, July 4th, 2011. Iris will be greatly missed by her husband, Robert Gordon Steele, her children Robert Steele Jr., Timothy Steele, Deirdre Melton (husband Andrew), Erin Batting (husband Robert); her loving grandchildren Graeme Melton, Kelly Melanson (husband Shane), Kavan Melton, Caitlin Batting, Connor Batting and her great grand daughter, Brooke Melanson. She is also survived by her dear brother George Cutting of Sherwood Park, Alberta and nephews Terry McDonough of Calgary, Alberta and John Rowland of Penticton, B.C. Iris was predeceased by her son Peter in 1985. Iris was born in Regina, Saskatchewan on June 15, 1926 to Percy and Ruby Cutting. Percy was a long standing member of the NWMP and upon retirement in 1932 he moved his family to Banff, Alberta when Iris was 6 years old where she attended school and remained until she was 18 years of age. Iris met her future husband, Bob, in Calgary in 1944 where he was attending a one month survival training course prior to heading to the far east to be attached to a RAF squadron. Iris corresponded with Bob every single day while he was overseas. When he returned in 1945 he attended UBC and graduated with a degree in forestry in 1949. Iris and Bob were married on September 6, 1947 in Banff, Alberta and moved to Alberta where Bob was employed by the Alberta Government. A very special thanks to Dr. Morag Atherstone and Dr. Penny Bartlett for their wonderful care, above and beyond the call of duty. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you get there before I do, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give up on me. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll meet you when my chores are through. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how long Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not gonna let you down darling wait and see, and between now and then until I see you again, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be lovingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; you, love, meâ&#x20AC;?. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, donations can be made to the Crohns & Colitis Foundation of Canada. There will be a memorial service held in Banff, Alberta at a later date.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

LOST AND FOUND

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

IF YOU want to drink, that is your business. If you want to STOP, we can help. Alcoholics Anonymous. 1-800-883-3968

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is Hereby Given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of JAMES ALEXANDER DOWSETT, formally of 24-885 Berwick Rd. S., Qualicum Beach, BC, V9K 1N7. Deceased are hereby required to send the particulars to the undersigned Executor c/o Heather Kallos 4838 Cordova Bay Rd., Victoria, BC, V8Y 2J5 on or before July 29, 2011, after which date the estates’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Gwendolyne Heather Kallos Executor

FOUND: WRIST watch, foot of Yambury St on a bench at the beach. Call 250-752-6850.

A METAPHYSICAL retail store located on Craig St. in Parksville is looking for a reliable part time employee who has a good knowledge of crystals, prior retail experience with Point of Sales equipment use and great customer service skills. This position requires flexibility and the ability to work well with others. Send resumes to: PO Box 296 Parksville, BC, V9P 2G4 with minimum of 2 references or drop resumes off to: 124 Craig St. No phone calls please. Deadline for resume’s is July 13th.

PARKSVILLE, TYPESETTER /Layout Graphic Designer position available. Must have an understanding of Illustrator/In Design/Photoshop programs. Offset & Digital printing layout experience would be an asset. email:ruby@coastalcolour.com or call 1-800-811-7300.

CELEBRATIONS

CELEBRATIONS

Congratulations CASSANDRA KARRAS on graduating with distinction with a Bachelor of Business Administration as well as enjoying such a successful 1st year running the local Highland Dance School. The year-end show displayed your creativity and the enthusiasm of the dancers revealed your fun filled connection with them. EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

Baby Basket

Have you recently added to the family or know someone who has call Pat 250-248-7119 The most Famous Baskets in the World! www.welcomewagon.ca YOUR COMMUNITY, YOUR CLASSIFIEDS

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Pharmacy Technician!

Available ONLINE, or at our Kamloops campus

The first CCAPP accredited program in BC Online program – 10 months - Class work can be done from home - Constant instructor support - 6 weeks of on-campus labs required

Looking For Work? H2S Alive (Nanaimo) Friday, July 8 8:30 – 5:30 Safety Awareness & First Aid for Childhood Emergencies (Parksville) Saturday, July 9 8:30 – 5:30 Occupational First Aid (Parksville) Saturday, July 16 9:00 – 5:00 Basic Rescuer (CPR C) (Nanaimo) Saturday, July 23 9:00 – 4:00

Spaces are limited. Change your life. Call today!

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LOST: 2 dogs, Elsie Lake area July 1st. 1 male Great Dane cross (black with a little white) “Malpha”, tag & tattoo. 2nd black Lab female “Gracie”, tagged. Patti (250)2488107. Reward offered. LOST CALIGRAPHY pens in small box, between McDonalds & Middleton Ave last Tuesday. Sentimental value 250-248-5828 LOST: FEMALE cat, white, long haired, 6 yrs, spayed, Pym/Temple area, July. 3rd. Call 250-248-2273.

TRAVEL GETAWAYS LONG BEACH - Ucluelet Deluxe waterfront cabin, sleeps 6, BBQ. Summer rates. 2 nights $389 / 3 nights $549. Pets Okay. Rick 604-306-0891

CHILDREN DAYCARE CENTERS 2 F/T spaces available in Licensed family childcare. Call Candace, (250)954-0521.

HAIRCARE PROFESSIONALS

We also offer an Online Medical Transcription Program 9 months– starts monthly

HAIR STYLIST WANTED. F/T or P/T available. Clientele not necessary. Please apply in person Chez Sabine Hair Salon, Parksville. Ask for Corrie (owner).

Financial Aid available for qualified students P.C.T.I.A. accredited college

HELP WANTED

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

First Aid & Safety Courses

HELP WANTED

NEW to the area? Call for your FREE package of info, gifts & greetings. Bev 250-248-4720 PV Ann 250-248-3390 QB & NOW, Introducing the

Call Today For Free Info Kit

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ARROWSMITH Golf Club is looking for a Player’s Assistant/Marshal for part time seasonal employment in exchange for free golf. Please forward resumes to mike@golfarrowsmith.com or fax (250)752-6602 attn: Mike McEvay.

Director of Resident Care A Complex Care facility in the warm Cowichan Valley is seeking a Director of Resident Care. Lead our care team with your passion and expertise. As a forward thinker you will be supported in your geriatric best practice initiatives. A degree in nursing with 5 years of progressive career advancement is required. A degree in a related healthcare field will be considered. We are offering a competitive salary and benefits package. Fax your resume in confidence by July 12th, 2011 to 250-7372112

ROOM CLEANER P/T, for Casa Grande Motel. Experience preferred. (250)752-4400

MOBILE PATROL Driver Required-FT/PT. Permanent. Footprints Security’s Parksville/Qualicum operation is currently seeking experienced mobile patrol drivers for fulltime or part-time work. Must have valid security and drivers licence. Email a resume to: hr@footprintssecurity.com or by fax to 250-756-9598.

MASSAGE (REG. THERAPISTS)

MASSAGE (REG. THERAPISTS)

The Morning Star is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest private, independent newspaper company, with over 150 community, daily and urban newspapers located in BC, Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii. Black Press is seeking a proven leader with an impressive track record in newspaper management, to build on the considerable growth the Morning Star has experienced over the past 23 years. Ideally, you should have a good understanding of all facets of newspaper operations with emphasis on sales, marketing and financial management. As publisher, you will be instrumental in developing a multi platform strategy for the newspaper and its online initiatives, as it continues to serve a rapidly expanding and diverse marketplace. If you are a critical thinker, customer driven and possess strong entrepreneurial skills, Black Press wants to hear from you. Please send your resume by July 22, 2011 to: Bruce McAuliffe, President Black Press BC South c/o Kelowna Capital News 2495 Enterprise Way, Kelowna, B.C. V1X 7K2 Email: brucem@blackpress.ca

Treating our patients Mind, Body & Spirit

Do any of the following apply to you? • 55+ • Pre/postantal • Arthritis • Low back, shoulder or neck pain • Stress, tension, anxiety, depression • Headaches or TMJ (jaw issues) • Decreased mobility & ability to enjoy life • Chronic pain or conditions • Digestive disorders • Surgery or injury

Massage Therapy can assist you in returning or maintaining your body’s optimal health and function! Deep tissue, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, joint mobilization, cranio-sacral and more.... Call today to book your appointment with a registered therapist as spaces fill quickly!

Two locations in Qualicum Beach, BC with one convenient number

250-240-1008 www.blackpress.ca

OFFICE SUPPORT CLERK Admin Assistant Trainees Needed! Professionally trained Administrators needed! No Experience? Need Training? Career Training & Job Placement Available! 1-888-512-7116

TRADES, TECHNICAL DIAMOND Drillers Wanted. We are currently looking for Sr. Drillers to provide services for our Sr. Clients programs in Gold, Zinc, Coal, and Copper drilling projects. Projects will be located near towns in the South and Interior of BC. Clean Safety and Performance references are mandatory. Apply via Fax at 250-314-4865, Email at admin@scsdrilling.com or by phone at 250-572-2614. LOUISIANA-PACIFIC Canada Ltd. requires an experienced Jour- neyman Electrician for our EWP Operation in Golden B.C. Email resume to: Audra.Stanton@LPCorp.com or fax to 250-344-8859.

FINISHING CARPENTRY

The Morning Star in Vernon, B.C. has an opening for the position of Publisher.

The Morning Star is the No.1 news source in the North Okanagan and has been committed to serving its communities with in-depth local news, sports, entertainment, events and happenings since 1988.

The Lemare Group is currently seeking a heavy duty mechanic for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Email resume to office@lemare.ca or fax to: 250-956-4888.

WORK WANTED

Publisher The Morning Star, one of Canada’s leading community newspapers, is published every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and has an extensive distribution network throughout the North Okanagan. More than 33,000 homes and businesses are reached in the communities of Vernon, Coldstream, Armstrong, Enderby, Lumby, Cherryville, Oyama, Spallumcheen, Grindrod, Falkland and Silver Star.

The Lemare Group is currently seeking a hoe chucker/loader operator, and a boom man for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Fax resume to 250-956-4888 or email: office@lemare.ca.

• 720 Beach Road • 1691 Meadowood Way

*Marine woodworking *Handyman Services On contract or On call. No job is too small

Call Stephen 250-951-6660 stephenadair@shaw.ca “HANDY MAN” with truck & pressure washer. Free estimates. Call 250-248-0006

PERSONAL SERVICES MIND BODY & SPIRIT

BEAUTICONTROL Spa Quality Skin Care Products for All Ages See Joan McKean, Independent Consultant, at Craig Street Summer Street Market, Tuesdays (6-9pm) or joanmckean@shaw.ca 250-586-6479

YOGA

www.yoga4you.me REGISTER NOW July & August Yoga Classes QB Community Hall • Bender Ball Core & Restore Tues, 5pm. • Yoga Breathing, Core Strengthening & MeditationThurs, 5pm. Both classes for $98. or once a week for $80. SPOUSES COME FOR FREE More classes & locations to choose from 250-248-4168 Tracy Pike.

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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PERSONAL SERVICES

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

FINANCIAL SERVICES

CLEANING SERVICES

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

UNDER $200

MORTGAGES

8 PIECE patio set, glass top, 2 reclining chairs, 2 stools, new cond. $175. 50-951-0839.

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

EMERALD MAID Residential/ Post Construction/ Commercial. Call 250-248-3924 MATURE EXPERIENCED Lady will do housecleaning, downsizing, packing. Please call 250-752-2932.

COMPUTER SERVICES COMPUTER SERVICES Inhome. Fast, friendly, efficient. 10yrs exp. Ellen 250-248-1428

BUILD BEAUTIFUL SHELTER Capture the west coast experience with authentic timberwork! Re-model or build new, we are committed to best value and great ideas. July Design Thought: Let the light into your outside spaces with our shelterwood deck and patio system. Visit: greshampostandbeam.com Call 250-248-0717 Taping/ Texturing/ Painting. Renovation Specialist, 30 yrs of fast friendly service. Wayne 250-752-4658 QB

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MEDICAL HEALTH FOOT CARE in your home by certified foot care nurse. 35 years experience. Vets approved. Marg, 250-954-8259.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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CLEANING SERVICES DETAILED CLEANING, Senior shop/appts, N/S. Exp/Ref’s $18 hour.Cherie 250-752-5034

Friendly in home Mac/PC support and lessons. Certified tech, 15 + years experience making technology approachable and easy to understand. All my work is guaranteed. Call

Scott @ 250-821-1994.

DRYWALL PACIFIC RIM DRYWALL 21 yrs experience, reno’s & repairs, no job to small, local references. Drywall, finishing, ceiling texture & skylight repair. Guaranteed workmanship. We’re in the Parksville Telus Yellow Pages under Drywa l l . Pa r k s v i l l e - 2 5 0 - 9 5 1 2816.Nanaimo 250-327-8600.

ELECTRICAL

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GARAGE SALES

GARAGE SALES

BOWSER- 6902 West Island Hwy, Fri, July 8, & Sat, July 9, 9am-5pm. Organ, plants, TV, chair, heaters, misc items.

PARKSVILLE, 1030 Bellevue Rd. Plant Sale! Starting Tues. - ?. 10am - 2pm. 1 gal. pots. Buy 3, get 4th one free!. Pepper & Tomato Plants.

PARKSVILLE, 665 Forsyth Ave., Sat, July 9, 9am-1pm. Collectibles, books, memorabilia and much more. PARKSVILLE, 732 Humphrey Rd.. Sat. July 9th, 8:30 2pm,RV Stuff, queen size bed, Household items, etc. QUALICUM, 156 Crescent Rd. West. Sat Jul 9th (9-12). Bathroom vanity top w/taps, curtains, clothing, bedding, dishes & much more. QUALICUM, 518 Sycamore Dr. July 9 & 16 (9-1). Estate Sale. Lots of electronics, records, videos, etc. Something for everyone. QUALICUM BAY Lighthouse Community Centre. 240 Lions way, Qualicum Bay, B.C. Date: July 10th, 8am to 12 noon. Pancake Breakfast and Flea Market. Tables $8.00. Ph: 250-757-8481 or 250-7579938. Rain or shine! QUALICUM BEACH, 2665 Bradshaw Rd. (Wyldflower B&B), Sat, July 9, 9am-3pm. Good quality stuff. Air conditioner, dishwasher, furniture and much more. QUALICUM BEACH, 529 Cleek Close, Sat, July 9, 8am1pm. Antiques, collectibles and much more. SAN PAREIL, Hoarders HeyDay 875 Seashell Pl., off San Malo July 9/10 (8:30-2:30). Furniture,collectibles, hard/soft cover books, fishing gear, kitchen & camping stuff, dog gear & stuffies, odds & ends.

ERRINGTON, 1240 B Leffler Rd. Sat. July 9, 9 am - ? Older vending machines, cages, kennels,new 14” tires, freezer, microwaves, childs electric stationary ride & tons of other goodies! Rain or Shine. GARAGE Sale 233 4th Ave W, Qualicum, Sun July 10, 9am. Multifamily sale, furniture, household items, DVDs, electronics, etc!

MEADOWOOD STORE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE Saturday, July 9th, 9am-2pm Live music 10am-noon. BBQ DASHWOOD - Turn left Baylis Road, follow signs. NANOOSE BAY, 3326 Dolphin Dr., Sat, July 9, 10am2pm. Huge Yard/Moving Sale. Hundreds of items, you must see it! No early birds please. NANOOSE BAY. Garage & moving sale. Sat. July 9, 125pm. Sun. July 10, 10am-3pm. Clothes, furniture, assorted household, lamps and something for everyone! 2251 Alcott Road. No early birds please.

PARKSVILLE, 19 Jenkins Plc., Sat & Sun, July 9 & 10, 9am-3pm. Rain or shine. Downsizing Sale. Generator (1300 watts), treadmill (like new), furniture & much more. PARKSVILLE, 278 Larkspur Pl. Sat. July 9, 9am - 3pm. Shop Rider Scooter, medical home equip., beds, dressers, near new 3 pce sofa, 500 + sq/ft ceiling tiles,& much more. PARKSVILLE, 281 Chestnut St. Sat. July 9th (8-1). Two family sale. Furniture, household, clothing & misc. PARKSVILLE, 335 Rheumer Cres. Sat. July 9, 10am - 2pm, Household items, kitchen items, costume and other jewelry, luggage, patio table & chairs, hanging storage closets, etc. Something for all! PARKSVILLE, 504 Soriel Rd., Sat, July 9, 9am-1pm. Variety of great items. PARKSVILLE- 567 VINE Dr, Sat, July 9 & Sun, July 10, 8am-3. Small home-based Home decor business closed & selling designer bedding, pillows, accessories, lamps & shades. Childrens slip covered & upholstered headboards, accessories & bedding+ an incredible amount of regular household items priced to to clear.

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)951-0010.

PAINTING A STROKE ABOVE Painting. Commercial & Residential. Interior/Exterior. WCB, liability insurance. All jobs warranted. See what we can do! Dave 250-248-0335, 250-240-2310.

Answering your questions Solving your problems

Our success is your happiness!

PRESSURE WASHING

Your local electrician

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FENCING J & S DESIGNS Yard and fence design. Painting, Reno’s, Finishing Work, House Washing by hand. Seniors Discounts! Free Estimates! Call John and/or Sandy 250-586-3373 / 250-228-0147 FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

MR Sandless, The Quick, No Sanding Solution to Beautiful Wood Floors In One Day at 1/2 the Cost of Sanding. Check out our website for more info. www.mrsandless.ca or Call for a free estimate 250-7343773

GARAGE SALES

LANDSCAPING GB SERVICES. Your one stop Landscape Company. Design & installation. Decks - Fencing Walls - Pavers Water Features Irrigation. References. Senior Discounts. 250-390-3855.

POIRIER PAINTING, Residential/Commercial. Fully insured, Guaranteed Workmanship, Free Estimates. Call Dan 250-240-3528. WCB insured.

250-951-5518

Garage Sales

TODD THE BUILDER. Renos, plumbing. High end portfolio incl. dental offices; custom homes. Call 250-752-1121

GARDENING

OCEANSIDE HOUSE and home for repairs maintenance and pressure washing. Pete, (250)927-2641.

SUZYQ WEEDING- A weed here, a weed there. Do you have weeds everywhere? Let SuzyQ pull for you. 250-7295543, cell. WES-COAST YARDBIRDS Lawns, gardens, yard cleanup, large dump. Pressure washing, Irrigation. Tree Pruning, Topping, Removal. Please call 250-752-9444.

HANDYPERSONS OCEANSIDE HOUSE and home for repairs maintenance and pressure washing. Pete, (250)927-2641.

FREE!! PARKSVILLE, 365 Moilliet St. Large and medium size landscaping rocks. Dump truck load, must take entire load!Call Ken: 250-248-9915

FUEL/FIREWOOD COASTAL MOUNTAIN FIREWOOD (1999) STOCK UP NOW BEST WAY TO BURN YOUR MONEY!

Call 1-866-768-8886 (Nanoose) 250-468-9660. MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE ARROWSMITH GOLF & Country Club full membership, annual dues for 2 paid until March 31, 2012. Asking $2500 obo. 250-752-1283. FULL MEMBERSHIP Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club $1500. + transfer fee. Call evenings after 6 (Gerald) at 250-752-2760 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? QUANTITY OF brass & copper. $500. 250-752-2393

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE BY OWNER 2 BDR 2 bath Luxury Home. Open house daily 1-4 pm, 571 Vine Drive Parksville. Email tanglewood7@shaw.ca

HOUSES FOR SALE

GLASSY TOUCH Window cleaning. Committed to quality service & results. Free est. Let the Sun Shine in! Call Roger 250-468-7731

PETS PET CARE SERVICES PAWS OF PARKSVILLE High quality dog grooming of all breeds and sizes. Calm, quiet environment PH: Jesse at 250-927-3776

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE APPLIANCES

WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE $$ CASH PAID $$ for NEWER FRIDGES, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS etc.

BELLEVUE RECONDITIONED APPLIANCES Sales & Service. FULL WARRANTY. Large Showroom

1040 BELLEVUE ROAD Parksville 250-248-8251

EXQUISITE SANCTUARY Fabulous 2.26 private acres with creek in beautiful Alberni Valley. Enchanting 3600 sq.ft. 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom custom built 1995 home. Outstanding 57x40 shop with own bathroom, lots of parking. Features hardwood, tile throughout, custom cabinetry. Gas fireplaces, stove, heat and hot water; ensuite with soaker tub. Thinking of a life style change? Move to Port Alberni, the Salmon Capital of the World! Visit www.albernihomes4u.ca for more information on this “one of a kind” property. Asking $649,000 RE/MAX Mid Island Realty Port Alberni, B.C. John Stilinovic 250-724-4725 Toll Free 1-877-723-5660

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES 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!

Call: 1-250-616-9053 www.webuyhomesbc.com

HAULING AND SALVAGE ALL TYPES of hauling. Small loads, garden waste, construction debris & junk. Ron 250757-2094 or 250-228-1320

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

Rebar For Sale Residential & Commercial ENQUIRIES WELCOME Fabricating & delivery available if required. CALL NORM AT Harbor West Steel anytime

250-954-5704

APARTMENT/CONDO 255 HIRST- 2 bedrooms, $925. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 297 HIRST- 2 bdrms, 2 bath $1200. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com COOMBS: 2 bdrm, bright loft apartment, 4 appls, W/D, utils incl, avail now, N/S, N/P, $950 mo + dam dep, 250-937-9945 PARKSVILLE, 1 bdrm + den, rural main flr character home. FP/porch. NS, NP, single 55+, cable. $800./mo 250-248-9648 PARKSVILLE- EXTRA lrg, bright 2 bdrm, quiet complex. Near schools, beach, dwntwn & on bus route. Now or Aug. 1st, $825 mo. 250-248-8592. PARKSVILLE CONDO2 bdrm, d/w, free lndry, 2 car spaces, nice, $825. Avail now. Call 250-248-0786. PARKSVILLE: RENO’D 3 bdrm apt, ocean view, heat/hot water incld’d, $950/mo. Avail. immed. Call (250)248-3350. QUALICUM BEACH, 2 bdrm, walk to town, ground floor, gas f/p, 5 appli’s, adult oriented bldg. N/S, N/P, 1 year lease, $800 p/mo.+ util., dep. & ref’s. Avail Aug 1st. 250-752-5109. QUALICUM BEACH, 3 bdrm end unit, 2 level townhouse, close to village centre, quiet community, 5 appls, fireplace, 2 private patios, N/S, $1100 mo, available now. Call 250594-6799. QUALICUM,downtown 1 bdrm condo $850./mo 250-723-3011

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

PARKSVILLE, 487 E. Island Hwy. 600 s.feet. Available now. Call 250-248-6293 for more information.

BUILDING SUPPLIES SMALL JOB Specialist. Experienced Contractor. At home or business. Small jobs a Specialty. Reasonable rates. Professional workmanship. Refs. Dave: 250-954-7877.

RENTALS

INDUSTRIAL/ RETAIL bays. Overhead doors, ample parking. Immediate. (250)248-2295

WINDOW CLEANING

J & S DESIGNS Yard and fence design, General yard maintenance,Rubbish Removal. Seniors Discounts! Free Estimates! Call John and/or Sandy 250-586-3373 / 250-228-0147

FREE ITEMS

Canadian CSA Modular, Manufactured, and Park Model Homes @ US factory direct wholesale prices. Starting @ 39,824 better features + more options = best value. The Home Boys 877976-3737 or 509-481-9830 www.hbmodular.com We will beat anyone’s price. Guaranteed!

QUALICUM BEACH Pacific Rim Studios 1800 sq.ft. or 3600 sq.ft. bay in modern light industrial/commercial bldg on Alberni Hwy. Finished front office/reception area, 600 sq.ft. with 1200 sq.ft. balance in open bay area at rear. 20 ft ceilings, professional looking building. 3125 Van Horne Rd. Avail. now. $1150./mo (1800 sq.ft.) or $2300./mo (3600 sq.ft.) gross lease. Call Jamie Newsom, Tel: 403 607 5792 email: mail@newsomharps.ca

COTTAGES 2 BDRM OCEANVIEW Cottage @ Bowser Bills RV Park, basic cable & hydro incld’d. $900 p/mo. Ph: 250-757-8880

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES QUALICUM, GREAT ocean view, bright, spacious, clean quiet upper duplex, 2 bdrm & den. New paint, 5 appl’s. $900 mo. NS/NP. 250-752-0101.

MODULAR HOMES QUALICUM BEACH- 3 bdrm, 1 bath, priv location, fenced back yrd. $950/water incld. Avail immed. (250)594-4594.

HOMES FOR RENT 3 Bdrm Rancher on Hirst Ave, close to downtown Sorry no pets. $1200/m 250 248 8384 or 250 954 5234

BOWSER 1BDRM Cabin $750 + utils. Avail now. Pet on approval. N/S, (250)757-9793. COOMBS: ON private acreage, 3 bed, 2 bath dblwide home, reno’d, lrg yard, NS/NP, $1000. (250)248-0202 ERRINGTON: 3 bed plus den double-wide manufactured home on strata. Reno’d. Large yard. NS/NP. Avail. now. $1000. 250-248-0202.

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HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

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SPORTS & IMPORTS

QUALICUM BEACH 3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms house walking distance to the Pool. elementary school and downtown core. 5 appliances, freshly painted, new carpets, fireplace. N/S Available August 1 $1200.00, 250-752-8474/250-2405059

PARKSVILLE: ASSISTED living condo, bright, spacious 1 bdrm, level entry, $1200. Incld’s cleaning. Near shopping. (Immed) 250-468-5400.

QUALICUM BAY. Bachelor, fully furnished. Utils, cable, internet incld. NP/NS. $650./mo. Avail. now. (250)757-9173.

OKANAGAN’S Largest Used Car Super Store. Always open online at: www.bcmotor products.com 250-545-2206

Vernon: Lakeside Assisted Living Home, licensed, Space Available, Pictures & info by email shason@telus.net or call Steve at (250)306-0734

TOWNHOUSES

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

PARKSVILLE, 2 bdrm, 2 level, 4 appli’s., 2 sm. pets, family oriented, $800 p/mo. + util’s. Avail. Aug 15. 1st 2 weeks free! Call 1-250-667-1366

LAKEFRONT Properties, For Sale 20 minutes from Qualicum www.hornelake.bc.ca

TRANSPORTATION

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

AUTO FINANCING

MARINE

ERRINGTON - 5 bdrm, 3 bath, 3000 sq ft on shared acreage. $1500/mo + utilities. Avail Aug 1st. Call 250-927-4860 PARKSVILLE- 2 BDRM, small garage, f/s, d/w, small dog ok, no cat, N/S. Available Now. $1100/mo. 250-248-8338. PARKSVILLE: 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 1200sqft, bright, spacious, all amenities, private forest setting, fenced, N/S, avail now, $975/mo, ref’s. (250)951-0828 PARKSVILLE: 3 bdrm well maint rancher, newly painted, quiet street, gas fireplace, 5 appls, fenced yard. $1250/mo, incls water & sewer. Avail now. Call 1-604-986-3877.

HOUSES FOR SALE

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT GROUP Ron Limer, Managing Broker Valerie Lambert, Property Manager Rentals from Nanoose to Qualicum Beach For current rental properties please visit our website: www.remax-first-bc.ca 250-248-1071 tf 1-888-243-1071 propmgmt@re max-first-bc.ca #21 - 826 West Island Parksville, BC, V9P 2B7.

HOUSES FOR SALE

QUALICUM Beach on 5.2 acres Avail Aug 1, 2500’ Rancher dbl gar, 3br,3bath,w/d,d/w,(ns pls) $1700/mo Avail now Detached 3 car gar, $350/mo, Avail now 600’ shop 20wx30lx12h, $550/mo. Call Tim 1-778-867-4064

OFFICE/RETAIL

MINI STORAGE. Large 10x12 ft. units $60. Short or long term. Immed. (250)248-2295.

COMMERCIAL UNIT FOR LEASE Downtown Qualicum Beach Professional or Retail With good exposure

MORE SPACE FOR LESS Storage Containers Currently available: 8’ x 20’ $105. + taxes. Open storage for RVs, cars, boats, trailers: $40. + taxes for first 20’ $2 each additional foot.

Call 250-248-6504 OFFICE COMPLEX. 162 sq.ft. Washrooms, kitchen, parking. Immediate. (250)248-2295.

Large family home for sale $389,000.00 Four bedrooms, two bathrooms plus a legal one bedroom level entry suite rented for $750.00. Approximately 7200 sq ft lot on quiet cul-de-sac close to Springwood Park. Front facing kitchen so you can watch the kids play street hockey. New roof, windows, kitchen, two bathrooms, flooring, paint and more. Call for appointment to view: 250-927-2985

STORAGE

2 BDRM lrg newly reno’d near Wembley 250-951-3530 DASHWOOD, 2 bdrm, N/S, free cable/internet, carport. A must see! Avail immed, $800 + half utils. Call 250-752-4641.

RV PADS

PARKSVILLE- 1 bdrm suite, 2 blocks to downtown, shared W/D, priv entrance/back yrd, hydro incld. NS/NP. $750. Aug 1. Call (250)954-0227.

PARKSVILLE AREA. RV pad. Wooded site. $425/mo, includes utils. Available now. 250-228-4097. WHISKEY CREEK. RV Pad on spacious private lot. $350/mo + hydro. Available Aug 1. Call 250-752-0448.

BOATS

SUITES, LOWER

QUALICUM BEACH. Professional rooms to rent in Medical/Holistic Clinic. 702 Beach Rd.Call Tamara 250-752-3335

QUALICUM, COUNTRY living close to Qualicum Beach, 1 bdrm suite, wood stove, incl all utils, 3 appls + W/D, satellite TV incl, n/s, n/p. Avail now, refs req, $760, 250-752-3557.

TRUCKS & VANS

1999 BAYLINER 19 foot Capri Runabout and Trailer $11,775 Excellent condition 4 cyl 3.0 litre MerCruiser in/outboard. Canopy, open front seating, lifejackets, lights, full cover, fishfinder, bumpers, AMFMCD, new water pump, low hours, galvanized Escort trailer with new tires. Reliable ski or fishing boat-ready for fun this summer! 250 743 9882.

250-248-7100.

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

B15

BARGE: WOOD Camp 131’LX38’4.5”WX9’8.5” D. c/w: Atco trailer complex mounted on barge deck, 20 rooms, kitchen, pantry, dining room, head, shower facilities, laundry, small repair shop, twin Cummins 60Kw diesel gensets. Survey available. Location: Zeballos. $95,000. For more details, 250-703-3551.

IS

LOOKING for Substitute Carriers!! Gas Included with Routes! Call Becky @ 248-2545 ext: 260

•SERVICE DIRECTORY• Parksville/Qualicum Beach •SERVICE DIRECTORY• GARDENING

HANDYPERSONS

Tony’s Great Gardens

Handyman Services

•Landscaping & Design •General Maintenance •Fencing •Bark Mulch •Tree Planting •Hauling

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BARK MULCH

LANDSCAPING

BARK MULCH

Summer Services

Bark Mulch Per Yard: Fine Dark $21 Medium Light Red $18 Cedar Mulch $12 Cedar Chips & White Sand

FREE ESTIMATES

Same Day Service on all Lawn & Yard Maintenance Service, aeration, moss treatment, weed control, de-thatching, fertilizing, mowing, edging, power washing, rototilling, yard cleanup, odd jobs, etc.

WRIGHTWAY MINI-EXCAVATOR, TRACK BOBCAT, DUMPTRUCK-F650

tonysgreatgardens@hotmail.com

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250-752-9291

arbutuslawnmaintenance.ca

250.927.4730

• 1-6 yrd. deliveries of topsoil • Bark mulch • Driveway chips • Sand & gravel etc. • Stacked rock and allen block retaining walls Paving stone driveway and patio installation Hourly rate or contract!

RENOVATIONS

CUSTOM BUILDERS

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Coastal BUILDING SERVICES

Tony Toly 250•954•4224

L PRO L A RENOVATING

BLANK CANVAS

& PAINTING INC.

“You name it ... we can do it.” Professional Home & Business Renovations & Improvements

•Renovations/Repairs •Painting •Tile & Flooring •Interior/Exterior •General Contracting •Window Installations

Renovations Carpentry Services Kitchens - Bathrooms John D’Aigle

•Decks & Fences •Roofing •Colour Consulting •Hardiplank & Vinyl Siding

Journeyman Journeyma y n Carp Carpenter penter

(250)240-4400 287

Free Estimates

Dave: 250-954-8650

30 years experience Small Jobs Welcome

+ taxes

Arbutus Lawn Maintenance

$45 for Delivery

“Experienced, Insured, Reliable Competitive Rates

Cell 250-951-7675 gtredenbach@shaw.ca •Driveway Sealing •Moss Kill & Removal •Painting Specials FREE •Roofs & Gutters estimates •Fences & Decks •Power Washing •References Available

POWER WASHING YES! WE WASH SIDING BY HAND Perimeter Drain Flushing

MINI EXCAVATION

LOT GRADING, LANDSCAPING

Is ‘Your’ Price Right?

GUTTER CLEANING Yard & Garden Cleanup & Waste Removal Interior & Exterior Home Cleaning

Quality Painting & Handyman Service Glenn

250.954.8211

Free Quotes: Call Jeff or Liz

1-250-240-4824

250-927-1113

FREE ESTIMATES

INTERIOR DESIGN

STORAGE

HAULING & SALVAGE

CONTRACTORS

TOO MANY CHOICES?

Dogleg Road Self-Storage

FIRST MONTH

What About Bob’s Trucking

10ft x 10ft - $85.00 5ft x 10ft - $53.00 Includes HST

• 1-3 yards gravel & rock • 1-6 yards bark mulch • 1-4 yards top soil

I offer professional interior decorating services to help you make the best decisions. One hour in-home consultations available.

“FREE”

For Details phone EILEEN HANUSE

DESIGN CONSULTANT ehanuse@shaw.ca Tel: (250) 752-8607

250-752-0175 www.doglegstorage.ca

Junk Hauling, Yard Waste & Construction Clean Up

250-752-6854

It hasn’t left the garage since 1974. It’s time to let it go.

PAINTING

MAINTENANCE

EXCAVATING

What can you sell?

310-3535

Designs YARD & FENCE DESIGN GENERAL YARD MAINTENANCE RUBBISH REMOVAL INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PAINTING

SENIOR DISCOUNTS FREE ESTIMATES CALL JOHN OR SANDY 250

586-3373 / 250228-0147

B16 • THE NEWS, Friday, July 8, 2011

FORD EMPLOYEE PRICING

www.pqbnews.com

FACTORY AUTHORIZED USED VEHICLE

Ford Rangers

2011 Ford F150

29 to Choose From

SAVE $13,596

Starting at

$

#11178

2005 Dodge Ram SRT10 Viper

Less than 40KM

9,873

Customer Appreciation Days

FREE BBQ Hamburgers, Hot Dogs,

PRIZES!

36,895

$

#93171

Ford Focus

Steak Sandwiches & Refreshments

90-Day Warranty on All Used Vehicles 30-Day Owner Exchange Program

Ford F350 Superduty

11 to Choose From

16 to Choose From

Starting at

Starting at

3,915

$

18,392

$ #93064B

#93074A

ESV EXT

#11160A

#93165

11,995

$

F150 Raptor

$ R E M 29,783 M U S IS

HERE!

4 to choose from, call for details

2010 Dodge Challenger

HOT DEAL S ARE HERE!

Starting at

15,995

$

2011 Shelby GT 500 E

RAR

#93167

48,951

67,737

$

$

*Not exactly as shown

#93174

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Ltd.

410 EAST ISLAND HWY., PARKSVILLE DL#6754

#11177A

4 Ford Fusions

2006 Cadillac Escalade

5 Mustang Convertibles to choose from* Starting at

#11185A

MON.- SAT. 8:30am-6pm

www.joecunninghamford.com “The Difference is Worth the Drive”


Fri July 8, 2011 PQBNews