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Vancouver Island Health Authority estimates cost of new health center will be $10 to $12 million Talks with the Arrowsmith Rest Home Society and Stanford Holdings Ltd. have cleared the way for the Vancouver Island Health Authority to fast track a proposed health centre in Parksville — one they will now own and operate. Howard Waldner, president

and CEO of the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA), said they had been negotiating with Stanford Holdings — owners of the Stanford Place seniors facility in Parksville — to take over ownership and operation of the planned health centre — making it a publicly-owned building.

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Town’s pesticide bylaw working Despite sparking heated debate around the council table, the Town of Qualicum Beach’s cosmetic pesticide bylaw is causing little stir in the flower beds outside. The bylaw, passed on July 1 of

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Artists, start your engines The Old School House’s (TOSH) Grand Prix d’art will take place this weekend, where a number of artists of all skill levels will race to paint live scenes throughout Qualicum Beach. The artists will have three hours to paint from an assigned location in the town, and their work must be inspired by some thing or person visible from their spot.

There’s still lots to see at the Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Exhibition, including the upcoming Big Splash Weekend of entertainment. See page A5. STEVEN HEYWOOD PHOTO

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More doctors, nurses for health centre Vancouver Island Health Authority takes over ownership of project; will cost $10 to $12 million to build

Talks with the Arrowsmith Rest Home Society and Stanford Holdings Ltd. have cleared the way for the Vancouver Island Health Authority to fast track a proposed health centre in Parksville — one they will now own and operate. Howard Waldner, president and CEO of the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA), said they had been negotiating with Stanford Holdings — owners of the Stanford Place seniors facility in Parksville — to take over ownership and operation of the planned health centre. A previous deal had Stanford Holdings building the centre, then maintaining ownership in a private-public partnership. VIHA would have provided services and funding. Once Stanford agreed to the change, Waldner said they had to clear it with Arrowsmith — the other bidder on the construction and operation of the proposed facility. That, he said, was done on June 28, when Premier Christy Clark visited Qualicum Beach and committed

Center named • The new health centre is currently named the Oceanside Health Center. VIHA is open to other names.

STEVEN HEYWOOD PHOTO

By STEVEN HEYWOOD NEWS EDITOR

VIHA will build the Oceanside Health Centre next to Trillium Lodge seniors facility in Parksville, at a cost of between $10 and $12 million. the province to the health centre project. “I’m pleased with the premier’s support when she was here,” said Waldner in an interview in Parksville this week. “We’ll do our bit to live up to the timeline that she has set out for us.” Clark told THE NEWS on June 28 that the province hoped the construction would begin in September and be open by 2012. “It’s going to happen. We are getting on with it,” Clark said at the time. Arrowsmith’s assent, said Waldner, prevents the health

centre project from having to go back to square one. This change means the health centre will be owned and operated by the public health authority. Had it gone private, as originally planned,

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• Parksville native and VIHA employee Shiela Cruikshank will take over project management of the centre as of Aug. 1, 2011.

TOM DAVIES ... no emergency, but a good start

• Existing VIHA health services will be moved into the new center, including: home and community care; mental health and

land zoning requirements by the City of Parksville would have held up construction by a year, Waldner said. The change means the land — next to the existing Trillium Lodge on Despard Avenue in Parksville — does not need to be re-zoned and all VIHA needs now is a building permit, which is part of ongoing negotiations with the municipality. Waldner said the construction will cost between $10 and $12 million. He said VIHA has the money is its budget and support from the province. All that’s required to

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for more palliative care beds, for instance. Waldner presented the information to Parksville city council July 18 in a project update presentation. He was asked by councillor Al Grier about what primary care will be housed in the health centre. Waldner said it will be services built around people — no beds or hospitalization. It includes outpatient services like labs, pharmacy, clinics and before and after surgery consultations. There are plans for up to 10 doctors and/or nurse practitioners in the facility — over and above the estimated 36 doctors already practicing in Parksville and Qualicum Beach. Getting them here will be the next challenge. Asked by councillors about various plans for the facility — ambulance service and access to Highway 4A, for instance — Waldner said that’s part of separate negotiations and permitting processes with the city. Acting mayor Chris Burger expressed council’s support at the end of Waldner’s presentation. editor@pqbnews.com

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FEATURE A Big Splash on Parksville’s waterfront Big entertainment weekend during the sand castle exhibition

The team sand sculpture Jungle Jazz sets the tone for the Big Splash Entertainment Weekend on Parksville’s waterfront in August. STEVEN HEYWOOD PHOTO

By AUREN RUVINSKY NEWS REPORTER

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et ready for a full weekend of musical entertainment on the beach this August, with 10 acts providing something for every taste of music. With the initial competition weekend of the Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition over, organizers are focusing on the complimentary events throughout the month long viewing period. The big new event this year, organized by the beach festival society, is the Big Splash Entertainment Weekend Aug. 5 to 7. Organizers wanted a bigger, more professional stage setting than previous years’ weekly Music in the Park concerts held in the picnic shelter and decided to go all out for a music festival weekend. A stage will be set up on the kite field in Community Park this year. The music starts at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 with Nanaimo’s ska-surf party band the Kiltlifters, followed by the 1980s pop/ rock classics of Johnny Inappropriate at 5 and the headline act for the day, Time Well Wasted hitting the stage from 7 to 9 p.m. Time Well Wasted are a big 11-piece band doing a range of the classics from the Doobie Brothers and Eagles, to Aretha Franklin and James Brown soul and a mix of funky Kool & the Gang and the disco beats of Donna Summers thrown in for good measure. On Saturday things kick off at 1 p.m. with the wide ranging singer-guitarist stylings of Eric Harper, from flamenco to classical and jazz to rock. He’ll be followed by the 1960s hits of Younger Than Yesterday at 3 p.m. and four-piece country band Montgomery County at 5

contemporary/soft rock covers by Counting Time, followed by comedian Greg Kettner at 2:30. Organizers had originally thought they wouldn’t be able to afford a quality Elvis impersonator until last year’s popular Virtual Elvis (Scott MacDonald) offered to do it for a dramatically cut rate because he loves the event so much organizers said. Elvis will be on at 4 p.m. leading to The Pony Club, taking the headline spot a bit early at 6 p.m. They’ll be performing contemporary country along the lines of Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift. All of the weekend’s music is free provided by the Beach festival society. Organizers are also still accepting applications for local artisans for the Artisans at the Beach event (Sun., July 24) and buskers who’d like to perform at the gazebo on weekends. Interested people can apply online or at info@parksvillebeachfest.ca.

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Vex-rated video City council re-starts its online streaming bids BY STEVEN HEYWOOD NEWS EDITOR Councillors Carrie Powell-Davidson and Teresa Patterson admitted Monday night they didn’t understand the technical requirements in a request for proposals for the City of Parksville to broadcast their council meetings online. Yet the pair voted to quash a proposed tender that would have awarded a three-year contract to Ottawa-based iSi Global. With only four members of council at Monday’s meeting, the recommendation failed in the resulting tie vote. The awarding of the contract had been approved by city council at a committee of the whole meeting on June 20. It only required a similar vote July 18 to go ahead. The two councillors’ reasoning for voting against the contract this time, they said, was perceived ambiguity in the original request for proposals that went out to businesses in February — and the apparent lack of weighing the matter in favour of local businesses. Powell-Davidson, who admitted she didn’t read the request for proposals closely enough, led the opposition to staff ’s recommendation to hire iSi Global. “We should do our due diligence, yes, but what concerns me are local capabilities. We can get that human contact with a local provider.” She suggested council look at streaming their meetings online in a one-year pilot project, instead of in a three-year deal. She also claimed this was an openness issue for council, stating going with a local contractor would deliver better quality video and resident access. Upon trying to ask a question of Chris Raines, owner of Raines

POWELLDAVIDSON Broadcasting, who was in the audience, Powell-Davidson was shut down by acting mayor Chris Burger, stating that would fall outside of the legal parameters of the process. Doing so, he said, would be unfair to the other bidders. Raines Broadcasting had bid $12,000 for one year of online video service. iSi Global had bid $5,000/ year for $15,000 over three years. They were two of seven bidders in the project. Powell-Davidson, who works under contract for the Oceanside Star newspaper — whose editor co-hosts a video talk show with Raines Broadcasting — denied she was under outside pressure to force the bidding process back to the start. She said she was surprised by what the city was looking for in its request for proposals. “Maybe we’re not quite ready,” she said. Patterson claimed the process didn’t compare apples to apples — a claim

questioned by the city’s chief administrative officer Fred Manson, who said the request for proposals was open for anyone to bid. The city’s new director of administrative services, Debbie Comis, said in a report the process was fair, but was concerned that “certain vendors had requested opportunity to present additional information to staff and council.” Manson admitted there could have been some literary license taken, but the tender still gave service providers a wide variety of parameters on which to bid. “Can this go out to tender again?” asked Patterson. Manson said yes, as long as council gives staff their requirements. He asked council — specifically Powell-Davidson — what they were looking for. She emphasized getting quality video — something she said was being offered by Raines over iSi Global. After the recommendation was defeated and the process sent back for a re-start, Coun. Al Grier said he wanted a limit on the cost of such a service. “I’m not sure how many people watch these videos,” he said. “If no one is watching it, then it’s not worth it.”

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Full bid information on all seven proposals can be found at the City of Parksville’s website (www.city.parksville.bc.ca) by searching the June 20, 2011 committee of the whole agenda, via the interactive calendar on the home page.

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CHRIS BURGER Acting Mayor

JOE STANHOPE Chairman

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Ferry fares Attack sur vivor finds new home too high: RDs By LISSA ALEXANDER NEWS REPORTER

Regional district representatives rail against BC Ferries rate hikes By LISSA ALEXANDER NEWS REPORTER Political representatives from surrounding regions, including our own Regional District of Nanaimo chairperson Joe Stanhope, travelled to Vancouver this week to share their disapproval of ferry fare increases with the B.C. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “I know for a fact people in this area, regular visitors, aren’t as regular anymore and that’s basically because of the increases,” said Stanhope upon his return home. “This is big issue for the all of the regional districts and I’m really concerned.” Stanhope said the

cost to bring young families over is particularly worrying, and the forecasted increases on the horizon are simply not sustainable for islanders, he said. Chairs of the regional districts of Powell River, Strathcona, Sunshine Coast, Alberni-Clayoquot, Greater Vancouver and the Capital Regional District were among those present at a half an hour meeting with the minister, Blair Lekstrom, and Stanhope said the presentations were well received. “I think we made a good presentation and we’re going to meet again at the Union of B.C. Municipalities and maybe even ask for a meeting with the premier,” he said. reporter@pqbnews.com

A wild Canada Goose gosling that survived an attack at the rabbit sanctuary in Coombs last month has now been relocated to the B.C. SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild Arc) in Metchosin. Susan Vickery, founder of Earth Animal Humane Education and Rescue Society (EARS), who looks after the rabbits, said she received calls about the little goose, who survived the attack where 20 rabbits were stomped to death. “I didn’t think the goose was a centre piece but it seems that so many people were really moved by that.” Vickery acquired the goose after he was dropped off by a Port Alberni resident. The man found the goose wandering alone in his driveway, and since the SPCA was closed, he took it to the World Parrot Refuge in Coombs. President of the refuge, Wendy Huntbatch, didn’t think the goose would get along with the parrots, so asked Vickery if he could stay at the sanctuary. Vickery wasn’t sure if it

Andre the gosling has been relocated to an animal rehabilitation centre in Methcosin, after surviving a brutal attack at the Coombs rabbit sanctuary last month. SUBMITTED PHOTO would work out but she was pleasantly surprised. “It was sweet,” she said. “Just the way he curled up with these rabbits and they were grooming him and keep him warm ... it was very darling.” As the Andre the goose’s feathers came in it became clear that it was a wild Canada Goose, and the sanctuary could not legally keep him. After the attack Vickery

received an e-mail from Wild Arc asking if she’d like the goose to be raised there with other wild migratory birds, and then released. Vickery agreed. Andre has been at his new home for about a week now but has had some trouble fitting in. “There was a pack of them led by a bit of a bully goose picking on the one that came from Coombs and now they have been

released,” said Kari Marks, branch manager at Wild Arc. One smaller goose in that pack was held back, Marks explained, and is now residing with Andre. “He is now in with a lower ranked goose and he and his buddy are doing quite well actually.” For more information on the rabbit sanctuary in Coombs visit www.earthanimalrights.org.

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Despite sparking heated debate around the council table, the Town of Qualicum Beach’s cosmetic pesticide bylaw is causing little stir in the flower beds outside. The bylaw, passed on July 1 of this year, prohibits the application or use of pesticides for the purpose of maintaining outdoor turf, trees, shrubs, flowers, and other ornamental plants on public or private lands within the municipality. Bylaw officer Don Marshall said the enforcement of the bylaw is dealt

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Despite the town’s pesticide ban, transportation right of ways are exempt. cides on public or private land, except on the residential areas of farms; to buildings or inside buildings; and on land used for agriculture, forestry,

transportation, public utilities or pipelines. As well, Marshall noted there are some excluded pesticides that can be used within municipal

boundaries. These include things like vinegar, insecticidal soaps, horticultural oils, sticky traps, and diatomaceous earth. As well, insect pheremones,

pyrethrins, insecticides used on pets, insect repellents, laundry additives and pruning paints. For a full list of the excluded products, visit qualicumbeach.civicweb.net/Documents/DocumentList. aspx?ID=2091. The town passed the bylaw in response to repeated requests to do so from representatives of the Canadian Cancer Society and concerned citizens. The move came as the Regional District of Nanaimo was considering their own pesticide bylaw, along with similar deliberations by the provincial government. news@pqbnews.com

McMillan Street to get $1.9 million upgrade Parksville approves bid by Nanaimo’s Windley Contracting; work starts in a month By STEVEN HEYWOOD NEWS EDITOR It will cost the city $1.9 million to upgrade the condition of McMillan Street between Hirst Avenue and Highway 19A. That’s 22 per cent below the City of Parksville’s most recent cost estimate. Council on Monday night unanimously

approved a contract to successful bidder Windley Contracting Ltd. of Nanaimo. They were the low bidder for the project, at $1,906,155 and with the city’s assent, are expected to begin work in approximately four weeks. The construction is estimated to last 12 months. Back in February, THE NEWS reported that city hall had upped its estimate for the work from $1.5 million to $3.1 million. This was done to accommodate beautification measures and other features, such as the burying of power lines. The work had been deferred from 2010 to this year’s capital budget and subsequently estimated at only $2,437,430 after review by new engineering department staff. The work will see the widening of

The McMillan and Hirst street intersection will get new traffic lights and better pedestrian visibility. STEVEN HEYWOOD PHOTO the road to include only two lanes and a centre turning lane. It will also include bike lanes, wider sidewalks, pedestrian signals, a full traffic signal at the Hirst Street intersection and decorative streetlights. Director of Engineering and Operations Robert Harary said to reduce impact

on drivers, there will be two lanes of traffic open for much of the project. When it’s required by workers, there will be only one lane. Council was quick to note the work will be taking place during two tourist seasons in Parksville. “Why are we always building roads in the summer heat

when people are trying to have fun?” asked acting mayor Chris Burger. Harary said that’s all to do with drier weather and better work conditions. “Our intent is to start now,” Harary said, “and try to finish before the next tourist season.” editor@pqbnews.com


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omewhere between June 20 and July 18, a bid made on the City of Parksville’s proposed online broadcasting of council meetings suddenly wasn’t good enough. It wasn’t that it couldn’t do the job. It wasn’t that it was missing an essential requirement for the

work. It wasn’t that it was too expensive. In fact, the company chosen on June 20 by city council was the lowest bidder. It was, say two city councillors, that it wasn’t local enough. So, after council approved the one bid at its If no one is June 20 committee of the whole meeting, councillors Carrie Powell-Davidson and Teresa Patterson watching city used the opportunity of a depleted council (two council, we councillors were away) to force — almost a month later — a re-start of the bidding process. won’t know This time, they want more of an emphasis on if the deal is local bidders. worth it This, despite the fact the local bidder was more than double the cost of the initially-successful company. City hall should, without a doubt, seek out local contractors and suppliers at every turn. But how far should they go to maintain that policy with taxpayer dollars? Should city hall engage the services of a local business, even if that means paying a lot more money for the same service? And what if it’s an inferior service compared to that offered by another — not local — company? Obviously, Parksville councillors have some work to do on what, exactly, they want for this job. When the new tenders are released to the public, it will be interesting to see how the wording — and the priorities have changed. To twist the words of councillor Al Grier: if no one is watching city council, we won’t know if the deal is worth it. — editorial by Steven Heywood

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’m shocked at how quickly so many of my friends and neighbours are aging. One would think that living the retirement dream in a beautiful setting would tend to delay the inevitable but it seems this is just not the case. I can’t understand how some of us retain our youthful vigor and appearance yet others don’t. Can it be a beneficial result of taking vitamin D or low-dose aspirin? Surely these other elderly looking people must have seen the advertising on television promising all sorts of good things for just pennies a day? What occurs to you when listening to reports from the World Health Organization and the World Bank Group? The former tells us that by and large we are all living lonThe 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.

ger. The latter say the large number of thriving elderly pensioners is putting a strain on the capacity of governments to pay the pensions promised. Corporations are struggling to hide the fact that their pension plans are under-funded. I think I could safely speak for all people of a certain age when I say, “Gee, sorry about that.” Maybe we should all take up skateboarding to hurry things along. To be perfectly candid, I do see some minor signs of my own aging. Actually I prefer the term mellowing, like good cheese. Recently I found myself enjoying a book abut England

of old colleagues and favourite customers. Yes and I talk to my roses and swear at the weeds and rabbits. I have far less patience with politicians of all stripes in senior levels of government here and abroad. I put this particular foible down to the fact that I’ve been around long enough to have heard it all before and know that most of the stuff they spout is pure nonsense or half-truths. Yep, I’m getting older. I’m far less fussy about how I dress these days. I really don’t care if I’m wearing socks of different lengths although I still take care to wear the same colour on each foot. I’ve given up my distaste for socks and sandals. To heck with it, my feet get cold otherwise. I don’t care what Picasso

in the 15th century. There were plenty of details about clothing, medicine, housing, etc. I checked the library catalogue to see what other books By the author had Harvey written and saw a Dorval small notation that read, “Suitable for 9 to 12”. Crikey, I was reading a kid’s book. I now recognize other signs as well. For example, I simply cannot accept the fact our kids are all in their 40s. I still see them in an aura of training wheels, baby teeth, kindergarten handicrafts and scraped knees. I spend a fair amount of time trying to remember the names

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wore, I didn’t like him anyway. I still shave the first thing every day because that act signalled my emergence from adolescence and I don’t intend to regress. I hope I don’t sound like a curmudgeon. The good things in my life far outweigh the bad and I’m very conscious of that. It’s just that with age I’m realizing a lot of the things I fought against or complained about don’t really matter after all. They are trivial in the grand scheme of life and I’m not wasting precious time on them. I suspect that many of you, dear readers, are miles ahead of me. Above all, I’m beginning to see the irony in life. I came over here 20 years ago to see the sights and now I’m one of them. — Harvey Dorval lives in Parksville

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Lissa Alexander ran the brief report (THE NEWS, July 12), from Area H Director Dave Bartram, explaining that the Regional District of Nanaimo will provide their paper statement to the Agricultural Land Commission, that removes the RDN from providing any comment towards any property applications made to the ALC because the RDN directors do not have â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;agrologyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; trained backgrounds. Guess what? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing new here as the ALC members, let alone area directors, have little knowledge or experience of any kind regarding actual land use, soil, water or topography or financial conditions acceptable to sustaining agriculture. Our meetings with Director Bartram were only met with contempt when we asked for his support on our applications to date. In Area H we can only hope for the next director to have common sense and an actual understanding of acreage usage towards the real need of property owners, given the RDN wants greater continued tax collections from us.

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Private system an obvious invitation Barry Avisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s letter entitled, We were tricked, (THE NEWS, July 12), expresses the growing frustration of voters expected to swallow some prolonged political deception. The root of the interminable obfuscation surrounding an Oceanside health care facility lies in the 35-year old switch to private funding of all government needs, which is never mentioned and never explained. The system has continuously built unpayable debts for all administrations across the country, and BC is no exception; it is frightened stiff of new expenditure. Usury has been forbidden by economists for centuries for its inherent dangers; but Canada has been locked into it for 35 years now. Questions to politicians regarding a possible return to the previous 40-year-long program of funding at almost nil cost from our own Bank

uch has been said to justify the contract of David Hahn, so what is his contribution to the people of B.C. He has turned a transportation link into a tourist fleet, with expensive terminals designed to extract more funds from travelers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; paid for by our fares. This is no benefit for residents going from A to B. He has had ships built that are not to Canadian shipping standards but allowed under import regulations. He has put a muzzle on employees. He has seen fit to make large donations such as the $5,000,000 to the Olympics â&#x20AC;&#x201D; paid for by our fares â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and spent much advertising a monopoly. He has introduced hefty reservation fees as a cash grab. The worse the service the more the need for reservations. This is especially hard on people in Monday to Friday jobs. Vancouver Island is hit with a double blow as the high fares apply to all goods brought to the Island and products sold off the Island. Tourists and locals think twice before taking RVs on the ferries. Routes and schedules have been revised without consideration for commuters and some runs eliminated at off-peak hours. David Hahn may have been well suited to New York but not to B.C. Any person with a marine background would have done a better job. I am sure many readers can add to the story and question other events such a the sinking of The Queen of the North. Now is the time to voice your concerns and frustrations.

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of Canada meet with silence, broken by the sounds of shuffling feet and slamming doors. They could of course request information on their own history from their Auditor General, but may find it a little embarrassing. The almost farcical confusion in B.C. over the denial of an HST; then its introduction; then the dismay at public reaction; then the referendum with its glib offer of a modified rate â&#x20AC;&#x201D; speaks volumes about the dilemma facing any administration locked into this system. I hazard a guess that this reluctance is due to none other than the (also private) donation method of funding political parties, which to all but a die-hard privateer is an obvious invitation to the purchase of influence.

Russ Vinden Errington

Being respectful works â&#x20AC;&#x201C; really One beautiful day a week ago, I hopped out of my vehicle to give a friend a quick hug. Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed a greyhaired athletic-looking woman riding her bike towards me. She came closer and then swerved around me, saying, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;idlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Startled, I said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;pardon?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Idling,â&#x20AC;? she said, eyes wide and glaring; her tone adding, â&#x20AC;&#x153;you idiotâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; to the word. Then, flinging her hand out from her forehead, she rode off into the distance. Startled out of our good-bye hug, my friend and I shared an ah-ha moment. We realized that she was talking about my idling vehicle. For those who do not know me, I would like to explain that I am a

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conscientious person, living green in my day to day life. On that beautiful day I made a mistake, I left my vehicle idling. And now, I have something to say to that woman. Actually I have something to say to all self-chosen environmental watchdogs. Thanks for caring about our environment. Really. I appreciate your commitment. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a heads-up though. If you are truly concerned about environmental issues and sincerely want to educate the public and effect lasting social change, take a deep breath and be respectful. Involve people, encourage people, care about people. Social change movements can be fun and fulfilling, instead of shaming and mean. If I could go back in time, and if I could rewrite the script of what happened to me, that selfrighteous bike rider would have morphed into a bike rider who slowed down and smiled, who stayed out of my personal space and asked me if I wanted the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;This vehicle does not idle :)â&#x20AC;&#x2122; sticker she just happened to have with her. I would have made the connection and would have been even more careful about idling in future.

Hallie Walsh Qualicum Beach

I never got to have a say on salaries I am told over and over again that I reside in a democratic country. When I witness the remuneration such as salaries, benefits and expenses paid to, but not earned, by MPs, MLAs and senators and I have not been given the right to vote on this issue, I wonder about that democracy. The actions of these individuals, when the median wage for Canadians is about $44,000, is breathtaking, especially their attitude towards unions, minimum wages and teachers. They love to take but refuse to honour and reward the people who unfortunately put them into their positions. Does democracy still exist when people find out their assets have been conscripted by individuals that do not care about other individuals?

Don Walduck Qualicum Beach

Pages of the Past By Ruth Smith Five years ago â&#x20AC;˘ Serial killer, Clifford Olsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s federal parole hearing was a charade that should never happen again, says B.C. Solicitor General John Les. But that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t change his decision to disband B.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parole board and turn provincial inmates over to the federal parole system. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think it would be appropriate for the federal government to change the law for cases like Olson, so he would not enjoy any access to the parole board,â&#x20AC;? Les said. 10 years ago â&#x20AC;˘ In a scene some neighbours described as being out of a movie, police officers ribboned off a residence before dawn and began an investigation into Oceansideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first murder since 1995. RCMP arrested Iris Lynnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s son and charged him with manslaughter after his 87-year-old mother was murdered. 20 years ago â&#x20AC;˘ A find of high grade marble near Port McNeil had geologists and investors excited. The find, was staked by Leo Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Or Mining of Vancouver. The company was owned by Shariat Madari.

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HST not so good for you Mr. Ashworth (THE NEWS, July 19) seems very well informed as to the benefits of having the HST in place of GST and PST. Depending on your source of information, I suppose one could debate endlessly the pros and cons. My question is, if it’s such a good thing, how come the other provinces that have HST are still “have not” provinces, with higher unemployment and lower economic growth?

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The manner in which this HST vote is being conducted is ridiculous. Many citizens that reside here and have a right to vote have not yet received their ballots! In our home, mine arrived shortly after the mail strike ended but my wife’s never did. After considerable time was spent on hold waiting for what must have been a single operator, it was stated that hers had been sent to the address we had three years ago!

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for the HST? Economists and accountants serve the business community. Economists strive to find what’s best for business, not necessarily best for you and me, especially when tax is shifted from business to the consumer. They back economic theory that gives business more cash. And how about accountants? Are they not the experts at tax avoidance, especially when that tax is shifted you know where? Newspapers and radio depend upon businesses for their bread and butter — the advertising dollars For those of us paying attention, it is clear then, that these groups, assisted by their business-oriented government, have joined together in their self-rewarding task of ensuring the continuance of the HST. The public is to be commended for its yearlong resistance to the government’s brainwashing campaign. Even recently, still over 50 per cent of the public wanted out of the HST, despite $10,000,000 of government and business advertisements — most of it with taxpayers’ money!

Mr. Moore’s rambling piece on the HST for your Guest Shot (THE NEWS, July 15) ends with a plea for more information about the new tax to replace the GST/PST. Most of the information he seeks can be found in the Independent Panel’s Report on the HST as well as on the HSTinBC website. But why does he really need more information when he states in his article: “Don’t get me wrong: I’m not against the HST no matter what facts are laid before me?” And this non sequitur from someone who is mad that the title of the HST Referendum Guide was missing an apostrophe!

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The Shop to Shore shuttle bus in Qualicum Beach has suffered due to poor summer weather at the beach. NEIL HORNER PHOTO “That’s where most of the people are coming from, not necessarily from the beach.” Not all the reviews of the ridership are necessarily negative however. Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce president Peter Doukakis said feedback received at the visitors centre has been positive.

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person at the scene and followed that up with a raid on an apartment, where a man and a woman were placed under arrest. Nanaimo RCMP spokesperson Gary O’Brien reported police received a tip about people associated with the Edmonton-based aboriginal youth gang operating in the city. The gang, which has branches in Kamloops, Vancouver, Chase and Salmon

Arm, deals mainly in drugs, prostitution, weapons trafficking and theft, O’Brien said. Kamloops resident Kevin Eric John, 32, Nanaimo resident Christopher Ryan David, 22, and Terri Lynn Aleck, 21, also of Nanaimo, were charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. The arrests, Hunter said, do not mean the gang is likely to show up in Oceanside any-

time soon. “I don’t see an immediate concern at all,” he said. “That being said, whether it is across British Columbia or across the country ... criminals travel all over the place, for holidays, shopping or business. We are aware of that and as police we are in constant communication with our neighbouring detachments and subjects of concern we relate to each other and if it is a situation where we

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Planting a public orchard Community garden founder Diane Sharp on the hunt for the right kind of fruit trees

When its latest contribution to the local food production movement comes fully on stream, Qualicum Beach residents will be able to get their fill of fruit — for free. “Everything’s a go,” said Diane Sharp, a founder of the Qualicum Beach Community Garden and the spearhead for the town’s adjacent community orchard project. “The town has generously offered the land on a similar basis to how the community garden is done.” The orchard site lies between the community garden and the E&N rail line on a road right of way at the end of Village Way. “The community orchard is contiguous land and fits with the community garden mandate of getting food to the public,” Sharp said. “Right now I am on the search for the right kind of trees.” Sharp said she wants to plant a total of 12 to 15 new trees of various kinds along the strip of land, supplementing several fruit trees which are already there. “We need big trees,” she said. “If we went with dwarf or semi-dwarf, which is what most people get for their gardens, it wouldn’t work. We want a tree that gets to a good size.”

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Diane Sharp shows off some of the ripening fruit from existing fruit trees at the site of the future community orchard. Sharp said the town is going to prepare the land and remove the old, sickly Pin cherries that are on the site. “All the healthy trees that are there will remain,” she said. “Over the last three years we’ve been pruning the trees that are there and reducing them in overall height to improve bearing and so they can be more easily picked. Those fruit trees stay.” The fruit, she added, will be free for the picking. “If someone comes with a ladder and picks the whole

tree well, so be it,” she said, “although we hope people will come in and pick their grocery bag and be happy with that.” She stressed that while some people have expressed fears of increased bear activity because of the orchard, she noted the existing fruit trees have not posed a problem, noting she is working with the newly-formed Oceanside Harvest Share program to glean the ripe fruit that’s left over before it becomes a major draw for bears.

“It’s basic bear-aware stuff,” she said. “The gleaners will watch carefully and when we see the fruit is ripe, they’ll get it off before it becomes an attractant for bears. One third will go to the gleaner, while two thirds will go to the Salvation Army food bank or St. Stephen’s Church.” In order to plant, prune and otherwise look after the trees in the orchard, Sharp said she is looking for a group of volunteers to step forward. “I’m trying to get a group that will become responsible for this little community orchard and help care for the trees,” she said. “We’ll do pruning workshops and help people essentially adopt the orchard.” The fruit from the new trees won’t be harvestable for a few years, but Sharp said she’s looking farther down the road. “I’d like to see these trees stick around for the next 50 to 100 years,” she said. “It may be a little slow getting going, but we don’t need it done tomorrow. This is for the community in 20 years or 30 years. The people who planted the existing trees could do it, and so can we.” Funding for the new fruit trees came from a $600 grant from Seedy Saturday and $100 from the Town of Qualicum Beach.

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tion, getting grumpy even about the weather is a choice. Our days are full of choices, most of them make a direct impact on us personally, but our choices also impact others. I know I enjoy myself much more when I am around positive people, whereas those who always find the negative in every situation can be draining on ones soul. Yes, rain does fall during vacations, but

ebrate each day and give thanks that you and those you care about can participate together. Choose to find the positives, expect to have some fun, treat each other with kindness, and smile through the raindrops, and remember that God’s love is bountiful regardless of the weather. Wearing rosecoloured glasses all the time is not so helpful, but choosing to

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et’s start by talking about taxes on retirement income. Retirement income begins for most with CPP (Canada Pension Plan). Benefits are tied to what the pensioner contributed during his or her working years. It is not necessary for someone to have worked and contributed to CPP for the entire duration of his or her working years in order to receive the maximum benefit, however as a rule of thumb, the more a person contributed the higher the benefit will be. Assuming a person is 60 or older and has retired from the workforce, he or she is eligible to begin collecting CPP. The longer you wait (to a maximum of age 70), the more you receive. In my experience, however, most

who are eligible will choose early CPP, feeling that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Even though CPP is considered fully taxable, if it were your only source of income, chances are you would be paying no taxes. That is because your income would fall below the basic personal exemption. Then comes Old Age Security at age 65, which is payable in full to all Canadians who have spent at least 40 years in Canada. OAS is also fully taxable, and in this case there would likely be some tax payable as your basic personal exemption would be exhausted. Then for many comes pension income, as well as RRIF income (from money contributed to an RRSP over the years). Once again, both are fully taxable.

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hook for half of it, and 11 lotteries on the market, the board decided the lottery business was not a prudent one to be in. But by 2010 it appeared the appetite for one had returned. Since the foundation was on sound footing, the board felt a lottery was something it needed to do to raise funds and awareness for the hospital, said Bakker. So RCHF hired a marketing firm to do research on which way to go. What emerged was the

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SPORTS Burnin’ up the speedway Local siblings are piling up the points at Saratoga Speedway By JAMES CLARKE PQ NEWS SPORTS

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ix races into the season and the Saratoga kids — brother and sister race car drivers Kevin and Jenn Lawrenuk — are bringing home so many trophies, mom Laurie jokes she’s “gonna have to buy them some Swifter dusters.” Doing great and having a blast in their third season at Saratoga Speedway. Kevin, 15, currently holds the No. 1 position out of a field of 46 cars in the Hornet class A division.

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Bring on the Blaze. Parksville’s Quality Foods Royals will make team history this weekend when they take to the field up at Springwood Park as hosts of a first round bestof-three baseball playoff series against the Langley Blaze. Win or lose, this year’s squad has set a high water mark for the team, having gone where no other Royals team has gone before — including winning the BC’s Best Baseball Classic for the first time in the club’s 17-year history.

Langley finished the 48-game regular season at 25-23, sixth in the 13-team league and riding a seven game win streak — 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Royals went 4-1 in their final five regular season games and closed it out on the mainland Tuesday, clipping the North Delta Blue Jays 2-1, then splitting their double header against the Vancouver Cannons. They lost game one 4-1 and closed out league play with a solid 5-3 win to finish with a club-best 28-20 for third overall in the high performance league. The Royals went 11-37 in 2009,

Standout Clayton Isherwood and the Parksville Royals will make team history

and improved to 18-26 in 2010 (fewer games, one less

team in the league), but missed the playoffs for the

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By JAMES CLARKE PQ NEWS SPORTS The Parksville Royals host their first BC Premier Baseball League (BCPBL) playoff game in the club’s 17 year history this weekend, and beyond the effort of the players themselves, helping make it possible has been the dedication of coaches like skipper Dave Wallace —the only head coach the team has ever had — and pitching coach Jim Seredick. Seredick’s 37-year teaching career came to an end June 30. He spent his entire career at Alberni District Secondary School as an English teacher. He coached basketball, all four teams in fact, for 35 years at ADSS. The Seredicks are also a big baseball family and Jim’s two sons, Nicholas and Michael, both played for the PBL Royals. “Oh yeah, a lot of time,” Jim, a comedian at heart,

Royals’ pitching coach Jim Seredick, with skipper Dave Wallace (right), has put together one of the best bullpens in the league this year. chuckled that easy chuckle of his, when asked if he spends as much time at the diamond

as it sounds. This is his 10th season with the Royals. His oldest son Nicholas came up through the system and played two-and-ahalf seasons back in the Royals’ second year of existence. His youngest son Michael played three years with the team. “Yeah, I enjoy it. We’re definitely a big baseball family,” he said, adding he and his wife Vicky have been involved with minor baseball in the Alberni Valley for some 31 years and are longtime members of the executive, “He makes a huge contribution to our team and has done so for over 10 years,” said Wallace, adding, “Jim is responsible for our pitching program and that’s been the key to our success over the years. “He does a tremendous job — as a teacher he does a great job working with kids and developing them to their potential.”

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Scrabbles, owned by Tanya Hardy and ridden by Kassidy Keith out of Duncan, won the Parksville Chrysler 3’ Hunter Derby. at Arbutus Meadows and the Island Classic last Saturday.

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best teams in B.C., the Rage went 3-1 in the round robin. According to team manager Sheryl McNichol, in the Rage’s first playoff game against Ridge Meadows, the locals found themselves down 9-2, but never gave up and battled back on a twoout rally to win 14-13. Back at it later that evening under the lights against Abbotsford, the locals had to dig deep again for a thrilling 14-12 win. The Rage came up short the next morning against Langley, then saw their shot at gold slip way with a close 7-5 loss to Abbotsford. The fan support from competing teams, and the positive comments from outside coaches, said

Sheryl, “made these girls and coaches proud.” “The (Rage) girls represented Oceanside Minor Softball, and showed that Parksville girls can compete with the best in the Province,” said McNichol. “The season went really well,” confirmed Rage coach Kris McNichol, adding, “the girls worked hard. We did better then we did last year — we had the best team I’ve ever coached out there this year. We came fifth last year, so it was a step up for sure.” Beyond the bronze medal, Kris said the highlight was all the positive feedback he got about his team. “I couldn’t walk 15 feet at the tournament

without somebody stopping me and commenting on how well our girls were playing, how professional they handled themselves on and off the field.” The Rage have made the BCs every year since their inception three years ago. They finished ninth in their provincial debut as Peewees. Much of the same team will be back next year when the team moves up to Midget. Good news for the game locally is that the Rage program could be adding a third team next year. They will have a Midget (17-18 year olds) and a Bantam team (15-16), and will add a Squirt team (1112). For details on the softball program, call Kris at 25-.954.-7510.

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Grand Prix d’art starts En plein air race prepares to take over the streets of Qualicum Beach By LISSA ALEXANDER NEWS REPORTER

Elena Travanut paints a scene beside The Old School House in last year’s Grand Prix d’Art. Artists are picked by lottery and sent out to locations all around the town. PQ NEWS FILE PHOTO

The Old School House's (TOSH) Grand Prix d'art will take place this weekend, where a number of artists of all skill levels will race to paint live scenes throughout Qualicum Beach. The artists will have three hours to paint from an assigned location in the town, and their work must be inspired by some thing or person visible from their spot. Following the race the paintings will go on display outside TOSH as a panel of three judges determines the winner. First prize will receive $500, second place $250 and third $100. The paintings will then be moved inside to hang in the gallery until August 13. People are encouraged to watch the artists’ progress and maps will be available to find their locations from TOSH or from supporting local merchants. Painting begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday July 23 and stops at 2 p.m. Awards will be given out at 3 p.m. at TOSH. To register for the event or for more information call TOSH at 250-752-6133.

Get Goonied outside in Parksville next Tuesday By LISSA ALEXANDER NEWS REPORTER A free showing of the movie The Goonies will be played outdoors at the Parksville Community Park this Tuesday, July 26 as part of Coastal Community Credit Union's Sunset Cinema Series, copresented by Thrifty Foods. The outdoor movie events were cre-

ated four years ago by Douglas Smith, who was economic development officer with the City of Parksville at the time. He said it seemed like a perfect fit for the city and the local tourism organizations agreed. "We didn't have a local movie theatre and we saw a great location," said Smith. Smith now works for FreshAirCinema, which puts on over 500 outdoor

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a consistent turn-out every year. "Some of our biggest crowds anywhere are in Parksville," he said, adding numbers regularly hit the 2,500 to 3,000 mark. The movie starts at dusk on Tuesday, which Smith figured would be around 9:30 p.m. There will be popcorn and beverages at the event and some treats for kids. For details visit www.freshaircinema.ca or www.facebook.com/outdoormoviesbc.

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Summer is the busiest time of the year in Oceanside for moving. You have worked hard to accumulate your valuable possessions and if you’re not careful in choosing your mover, your move could end in heartache. 1. Make sure the company you choose does criminal record checks. You may find it surprising to learn that most moving companies do not do a criminal record check. You open your home to strangers and let them take all of your belongings and just assume the moving company has done their checks. 2. Choose a company that belongs to a National Van Line. A National Van Line ensures that each individual agency adheres to rules and regulations to protect the customer and the National trademark. If you have an issue during a move you may contact the Van line and the Van Line will help solve any problems that may arise. 3. Check with the Better Business Bureau of Vancouver Island. “The BBB advises consumers to: • Obtain a cost estimate in writing, preferably after a walk-through of your home or apartment. • Don’t select a mover based on price alone. In many cases, you get what you pay for. • If you have a bad feeling about your mover’s tactics or charges, stop the move before your household goods are loaded on the truck” It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3….. Enjoy your new home!

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SECURITY SPECIALIST DECK PROTECTORS Interactive technology

Until recently, security systems were designed to deter and detect intruders. Although this type of system is still available today, the industry has changed considerably, and now provides home and business owners with the option of connectivity to their system. Connecting the system to a cellular service provides almost endless possibilities, including the elimination of a phone line, altogether. With newer systems, you can always be in control, by remotely managing your system, from a computer or web-enabled mobile phone (Blackberry, iPhone etc,). Users can remotely arm/disarm the system, see status and event history and change user codes, through mobile apps. Wireless technology integrates security devices, thermostat controls, lighting, locks, appliances and cameras. In reality, with the press of a button, or with remote KEVIN WILLIS access, you could turn off the security system, unlock General Manager the front door, turn on the lights and set your thermostat to a pre-determined temperature. Custom notification rules can also be created. They alert the user, via email or text, when specific sensors report activity, during a designated timeframe (i.e.: “send me an email, if the Liquor Cabinet opens before 5PM”). #117, 425 East Wireless cameras may also be connected to the sysStanford Ave., tem, sending a message to the parents, advising that Parksville the kids are home safe. The parents could then access (behind Terminal Autobody) the camera(s), in the playroom, to make sure the kids are getting along. new technology is affordable and easy 250-248-4247 Surprisingly, to use.

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Did you know that you can seal the porous surfaces around your house to protect them from the elements? A protective coating can be used on porches, patios, roof decks, stairs, landings, railings, basement floors and walkways. It can be applied on concrete, planks, plywood, fiberglass. It can be used on both new and previously coated surfaces. And it’s perfect for your deck.

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If you undertook the task of building your own deck, you understand the large investment (both monetary and in time) that went into the project. Decks add beauty and value to a home, and are often the family’s favorite place on lovely afternoons. In order to protect that investment, deck sealing is nearly as important as making sure your basement is dry and safe from water damage. After the completion of your deck, you should seal it with a water-resistant coating. Waterresistant sealants are painted on the entire deck. Not only does this seal the deck but also provides wonderful preservation of the deck’s beauty. Decks are often a substantial investment and deck waterproofing is insurance for your peace of mind. For more information, visit:

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Boxercise is an exercise class based on the training concepts boxers use to keep fit. Classes can have a variety of formats but a typical one may involve shadow-boxing, skipping, hitting pads, kicking punchbags, press-ups, shuttle-runs and sit-ups. Most boxercise classes are aimed at men and women of all ages and fitness standards. As no class involves the physical hitting of an opponent, it is a fun, challenging and safe workout.

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Boxing training is for everyone, whatever your size, shape or sex. Every boxer had to start from ground level, so anyone and everyone can work their way up to higher level of fitness: attend classes two or three times a week and you’ll be fit in 3 to 6 months; Most people don’t know what to expect, so going to a real boxing gym is essential. There are some very positive effects to boxing training. Not only will you get in shape, it is a great way to release your stress, making you feel calm due to all the aggression and built up stress being channeled. Even though there is no physical contact, it enables you to feel in control of your body and more confident about protecting yourself using these techniques as self-defense if you are required to. Many people don’t appreciate that boxing training is about discipline, and a great way to increase that in other areas of your life, mentally and emotionally.

Massage can aid in pregnancy and labour support and help prevent and reduce symptoms of tendonitis, anxiety, depression, dislocations, spasms, muscular tension, sprains, whiplash, headaches, frozen shoulder, sciatica, sports related injuries, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, TMJ disorder, arthritis, and multiple sclerosis to name a few.

Kira Sanchez Registered Massage Therapist Health First Massage Therapy & Holistics 162 Harrison Avenue, Parksville 250-586-1616

Kira Sanchez is a registered massage therapist and the owner of Health First Massage Therapy & Holistics. She graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2008, returning to open an integrated modality wellness clinic in Parksville. Kira is passionate about lifestyle including natural diets, yoga, exercise, relaxation techniques, and most importantly, bringing postural and body awareness to her patients. Kira is also a Feng Shui Practitioner, does nutritional balancing, has her Reiki levels I & II, and is currently completing a Bachelor of Health Science. Health First Massage Therapy & Holistics is always

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THE NEWS, Friday, July 22, 2011 •

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STRATA MANAGEMENT MEDICAL AESTHETICS The role of a Strata Manager

A strata manager is a person who provides “strata management services” to a strata corporation; a strata corporation performs its duties under the Strata Property Act through the elected strata council. The strata council may delegate some of its duties to a strata manager by way of a contract, strata council is responsible for providing direction to the strata manager to assist in obtaining the desired result. A strata manager acts on behalf of the entire strata corporation, and not just the strata council however, the strata council gives instructions to the strata manager and is responsible for supervising his or her activities; strata management will not generally take direction from individual strata lot owners.

Typical duties of a strata manager As noted previously, the relationship between a strata manager and a strata corporation is contractual and it is recommended that the rights and obligations and/or delegated authority of the strata manager be clearly laid out in a strata management contract.

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• arranging services for the strata corporation and entering into contracts for landscaping, insurance, electrical services, maintenance, etc.; • collecting strata fees and other money owed to the strata corporation; • paying strata corporation bills; • securing adequate strata insurance; • keeping and permitting access to strata corporation records; • preparing documents on behalf of the strata corporation such as “Information Certificates” (Form B) and “Certificates of Payment” (Form F); • attending strata council meetings; • preparing the minutes of all meetings, including strata council meetings and distributing the minutes to owners; • advising the strata council in regard to the Act, the Residential Tenancy Act, and workers compensation matters; and • preparing annual operating fund budgets and financial statements.

Skin Care Technologies

Medical aesthetic services involve high-technology skin care that represents the fusion of healthcare and beauty services. It is the use of advanced technologies to provide a medically based procedure designed to result in significant cosmetic change or enhancement. These services can involve the use of lasers or other energy based devices as well as Botox® and cosmetic fillers. Treatments for a large variety of skin conditions have gone through significant improvements over the past decade or so. With the introduction of light based therapies, the treatment of a host of previously difficult skin problems have become almost routine. Light based treatments are now frequently used for the management of acne rosacea, treatment of actinic keratosis (precancerous sun induced changes), hyperpigmentation from a variety of conditions, acne, elimination of troublesome surface veins and the permanent reduction of hair, to name but a few. Modalities include laser, IPL (intense pulsed light) and PDT (photo dynamic therapy) which together provide comprehensive management for many cosmetic and skin related medical conditions. Ask questions to make certain that your provider is medical aesthetics qualified and has the experience to help you to realize all of the potential benefits of cosmetic enhancements and Dr. Andy Biro, treatments, and then get ready for the new you! BSc (Hons), MD, MSc, CCFP All clients are reviewed by a physician each and every Suite 3, 219 Fern Rd. W., time you come to our clinic. Dr. Biro performs all injection therapies including Botox®, cosmetic fillers (Juvederm®, Qualicum Beach Restylane®, Ovita®), sclerotherapy for spider and reticular 250.752.6116 veins and the fractional laser for fine lines, scars, stretch www.longevitymedical.ca marks and overall skin improvement. Come and visit us at our new location for a complementary consultation.

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Taking Care of your Oral Health is directly linked to overall Health. Maintaining regular dental hygiene & a healthy mouth has a tremendous impact on the rest of your body. Periodontal, or gum health is an accurate indicator of other events happening in the body. Inflamed tissues can indicate inflammation elsewhere & deep tissue pockets around the teeth leave a perfect breeding ground for bacteria of which our bodies need to fend off, thus increasing the immune response internally. Periodontal health is also directly linked to â&#x20AC;&#x153;heart healthâ&#x20AC;?. If you have a history of heart disease, then maintaining a healthy mouth can really help your heart. Diabetics can also greatly benefit from regular dental hygiene & for the rest of us, a healthy mouth is a preventative measure to keep our teeth clean, healthy & strong for life! Much like our vehicles, regular maintenance is a key factor. Getting into the routine of seeing a dentist & dental hygienist every 6-12 months can prevent larger problems from developing. Finding a Dentist & office that has up to date diagnostic equipment, is professional, friendly, and caring is also key. Choosing a Dentist you can trust and building a comfortable relationship with them, will ensure those return visits are enjoyable & that going to the dentist is a positive experience!

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Now Open, Oceanside Dental is welcoming new patients to our clinic. Located at 175 Corfield St, across from the new Thrifty Foods expansion, Oceanside Dental is conveniently located & wheelchair accessible. With up to date technology, including digital x-rays, comfortable clean environment & friendly caring staff, we look forward to providing dental care to the Oceanside area for years to come! Come Visit us online or in person, walk-ins welcome & insurance plans accepted. Senior & Child friendly, we look forward to meeting you!

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a fact! The wait till it brakes program costs two to three times more than a structured maintenance program. A proven preventative maintenance program will not only ensure your car is operating as safely as possible, it can also help hedge against unexpected hits to your pocket book. Any idea what a complete and comprehensive preventative maintenance program costs? Might come as a bit of a surprise to find that if you follow your manufacturers recommended schedule it will cost on average less than 4 pennies for every kilometre you drive. That includes replacing tires when they are worn out and managing a safe braking system on your car. And you better believe that a well maintained car has a 20-25% higher value at sale or trade. Our program allows you to budget for maintenance expenses and keep the surprises to a minimum. Drop by for more information or visit www.safecar.ca At Parksville Safety and Auto Centre you will experience Honesty, Integrity, Great Value and Old Fashioned Personal Service with lots of smiles.

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THE NEWS, Friday, July 22, 2011 •

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INVESTMENT ADVISOR HEARING SPECIALIST Investment worries?

Carol Plaisier, CFP®, FMA, AMP Investment Advisor

DWM Securities Inc. Ph: 250.248.2399 Fax: 250.248.2998 174 Morison Avenue West, Parksville, BC V9P 2H3

Do you ever worry about money and whether or not you should be doing something different? There are so many investment options, information sources and opinions that it can be quite overwhelming. Would you rather stay put and hope for the best, or are you willing to move forward? Years of investing & savings habits are difficult to change and seeing your portfolio decline in the recent market down-turn hasn’t been easily forgotten. Did your advisor lack concern or interest in you during these times? Maybe you’ve just been assigned a new advisor; how can you be sure that you will receive exceptional service year after year, and not just when you wish to purchase a GIC, other investment, or need a new mortgage or refinance? The recent economic crisis may have changed your investing perspective. Growth may not be as high a priority as protection of capital and a tax efficient income stream. Some concerns may always be the same such as running out of money; after all we’re living longer and the cost of living is always getting higher. Concerns that you are getting the best advice may constantly linger, therefore a second opinion will either ease your doubts or it may show you that you are missing one on one personal service and advice. It’s easier to do nothing than to make a change, isn’t it? It can also be a lot easier to move forward than you may think. Call Carol for your no cost, no obligation meeting; take that first step towards control of your financial future.

Hearing changes with age For most people, getting hard of hearing is like going slowly colorblind. Certain colours or frequencies disappear so slowly that you don’t realize that you are missing the beginning and ends of words, especially in the presence of background noise. The result is that people mumble and you unconsciously start to use other communication tools like watching people’s faces and reading their lips.

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Some people start withdrawing from social activities and others start pretending to hear, just agreeing to everything being said and facing the consequences later. After the age of 55, generally speaking, we can expect some changes in our hearing levels. A hearing test will tell your hearing instrument practitioner if there is a problem with your hearing, and make it their goal to make soft speech audible, medium speech levels comfortable, and loud speech tolerable…… for you. There has been a significant breakthrough in hearing aid technology. With the aid of new super fast computer chips sampling the sound around you at 20,000 times per second, speech is made not just louder but crisper and more distinct. Even better news is that hearing aids using this new channel free architecture are smaller and not any more expensive than present hearing aids.

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DO YOU NEED INVESTMENT ADVICE? • EXPERT ADVICE • CHOICE • 28 YEARS’ EXPERIENCE Here’s what others have said: ‘Carol has handled all of our investments most efficiently and given very good advice. Many, many thanks, to you, for taking care of us through the years.’ – W & D M, Parksville, BC ‘We are extremely satisfied with our advisor, Carol Plaisier. She consistently goes the extra mile for us and we feel she is extremely knowledgeable about investing and what is the best option(s) for us.’ – Barb & Kris B., Nanoose Bay ‘Carol has done an excellent job with my investments, I am so pleased and grateful.’ – Louella N., Nanaimo, BC

DundeeWealth 174 Morison Ave. W., Parksville, BC email: cplaisier@dundeewealth.com website: www.carolplaisier.com Call Carol Today: 250-248-2399

DID YOU KNOW...? Studies show that seniors with high levels of hearing loss are significantly more likely to develop dementia over time than those who retain their hearing. We will be giving FREE HEARING TESTS in our Parksville Clinic on Monday, July 25th and in our Qualicum Beach Clinic on Tuesday, July 26th. 26th. Locally owned and operated, DVA, and WCB providers.

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DENTURIST

COLOUR CONSULTANT

Putting colour in our lives!

Life is too good to go without a smile

Michelle Nelson, DD “The reward for me is to know that I have helped restore a person’s selfconfidence and ability to enjoy certain aspects of their life again.”

Since 2004

BPS Certified Clinic

Unit 3, 160 Corfield St

Well-fitting dentures can improve your health, overall appearance, and quality of life. A top-notch denturist will go the extra mile to make people happy, comfortable and confident in their dentures. Customer care is the top priority. While it takes manual dexterity, imagination and creativity to be a good denturist, the professional also requires attentive interpersonal skills. Many people wear dentures, but each has unique needs that must be taken into consideration. Compassion, service, quality workmanship and personal attention combine to ensure patient satisfaction. The focus of the practice is to provide all patients with the best treatment options available to them. Over the years, there has been much technological advancement to improve the quality and fit of dentures. We provide our patients with all the information needed to make an informed decision on the best denture treatment for them! • Free Consultation: No referral required • Dentist referrals • BPS™ Dentures • Precision Equilibrated Dentures • Implant Supported Dentures • Removable Partial Dentures: Titanium, Cast Metal, Acrylic and Thermoplastic • SR Ivocap™- dentures that fit! • Relines • Denture Repairs • Adjustments • Name Insertion: Ideal for patients living in a care facility • Annual Check-ups • Cleaning Solutions to keep your dentures looking like new! Michelle Nelson is a member of the Denturist Association of B.C., the College of Denturist of BC, the Denturist Association of Canada and the Parksville Chamber of Commerce.

Colour consultants must be passionate about decorating and have a keen eye for colour. These after all are the people who put colour in all of our lives.

QUEST FOR COLOUR LTD 330 East Island Hwy., Parksville, BC

250-951-0871

The number one rule in sales is know your product and all of the special feature. Colour consultants need to have an in-depth understanding of different types of paint and their characteristics. They must possess great decorating skills in order to help clients choose the perfect colour to embellish every room of their house. They must keep up-to-date with the latest trends and seasonal colours. They must also be able to advise their customers on all kinds of paint recommended for each type of finish and the advantages of using a primer. Knowledge of painting techniques and the necessary tools required for a successful paint job is also part of the job description. Colour consultants must be able to answer customers questions whether they’re concerning product costs or services offered by the Store. To succeed in this industry colour consultants must have good communication skills and must be able to control their emotions as well as being polite and diplomatic, a smile is a big asset to the colour consult! Lastly working hours are often variable and usually include weekends in order to support the needs of the clientele, flexibility is therefore an essential element in this sector.

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THE NEWS, Friday, July 22, 2011 •

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BATHROOM REMODELER PHARMACIST One-stop shopping for your bathroom

Count, pour, lick and stick! Most people think that all a pharmacist does all day is count, pour, lick and stick! In the days when pharmacists actually compounded the medications you received, this may have been true. However, the focus of your pharmacist today should be on communicating with you regarding your health, your medications and any other concerns you may have. In fact, the College of Pharmacists of B.C. (the governing body that regulates pharmacists) has specific guidelines* that a pharmacist must follow when dispensing every prescription. The minimum dialogue should include:

You may not realize it, but the bathroom is one of the most frequently used rooms in a home. So, when it comes time to renovate, it’s always a good idea to do some window shopping and discover all the different styles and types of products currently on offer.

Dan & Angela Bicknell and Dave Flooker

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For several reasons, the best way of doing this is to visit a bathroom showroom. First of all, with so many different styles on display, a showroom will give you lots of ideas which you would probably never have thought of on your own. Next, as you’ll be able to see the latest designs and many innovative layouts under the same roof, you can compare all the latest market trends without having to visit lots of different shops. This is the perfect occasion for seeing the most up-to-date products and getting some great ideas. You’ll be able to talk to a professional who can help you bring your most extravagant dreams to life by guiding you through the whole process. It makes life a lot simpler when everything you could possibly want is available under the same roof. So why waste your precious time going to lots of different shops?

• Confirm the identity of the patient • Identification and purpose of the drug being dispensed • Directions for proper use • Common adverse effects or interactions that may be encountered

Paul Gibbons B.Sc. (Pharm) R.Ph. Pharmacist/Manager The Medicine Shoppe www.ParksvilleRx.com Qualicum Beach & Parksville

• Storage requirements • Prescription refill information • Response to questions that may include: • How to monitor the response to therapy • Actions to be taken in the event of a missed dose • When to seek medical attention • Complementary measures At the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy you’ll find the right mix of personalized service and customer benefits. You’ll find a personal pharmacist who has the time to focus on you and your pharmacy needs along with the things you need to stay healthier. Stop by your Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy today and see for yourself! * Required in all British Columbia pharmacies.

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B10 • THE NEWS, Friday, July 22, 2011

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WINDOW/FLOOR EXPERT OPTOMETRIST

New Facts about Progressive Lenses

Blinds, fabric shades & custom draperies... get an expert’s opinion!

Are blinds or draperies better suited to the style of the home? What are the limitations of my window styles? What are the latest innovations in product design? Do you know? If you’re shaking your head at the moment, you can confer with a window covering consultant. These professionals will have been trained in interior design, specializing in window coverings. Among other things, they can guide you in the choice of colours and patterns depending on the furniture, colour and space available in each room. By understanding your needs, they can suggest appropriate products and give you an estimate of costs. Their ability to meet these requirements while respecting your budget and your tastes will make them real allies in the décor of your dream home.

Anita Cook

Design Consultant

#4-287 Martindale Rd., Parksville by the Orange Bridge

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So many choices... and laminate flooring is one of them

Th fastest-growing type of flooring in North America, The laminate floors, have the beauty of wood and ceramics lam without the worry. Laminate flooring is easy on the w budget as compared to the cost of wood. No need for b polish or wax, laminate is durable and best of all – easy to install. Laminate floors reflect the style of your home through an extensive range of great-looking styles with all the appeal of hardwood and tile. One of the greatest advantages to laminate flooring is that it can be installed on any grade in your home, provided the subfloor is sound, level and dry. Don’t hesitate to consult a window covering specialist and flooring expert for all of your decorating projects!

Dr. Valerie Gunn Qualicum Beach 250.752.8844 Nanaimo 250.753.4531 250.753.2480 Ladysmith 250.245.8203

The doctors at VisionArts have been caring for eyes on Vancouver Island for over 90 years and in Qualicum Beach on Fern Road for 15 years. VisionArts has been prescribing progressive lenses for presbyopia since they first became available in 1960. The latest design improvement is that of digital manufacturing. Computer software now custom designs the best lens for individual prescriptions, no longer forcing the prescription to fit the lens design. The latest technology, freeform, provides a lens that is more comfortable and more natural to use. These lenses offer a wider field of vision and far fewer distortions. Like a digital camera with high pixel count, freeform optics increase the resolution and permit more precise visual fine-tuning – like seeing in HD! Tips for getting the best freeform progressive vision: • Have a completely accurate prescription. VisionArts doctors specialize in this. • Choose a suitable frame – not all work. • Visit our doctors and staff to discuss how we can help you choose the best freeform lens customized for best fit and vision. Bring this article to VisionArts during the month of July to enter our draw for a pair of freeform lenses!

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THE NEWS, Friday, July 22, 2011 •

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HEAT PUMP SPECIALIST FUNERAL SERVICES

Chris Bisiker Owner

Why buy a heat pump?

Benefits of preplanning

It’s a proven fact that having a heat pump installed reduces a household’s energy consumption, so why suffer through the heat of summer uselessly?

In life we preplan for many events that will occur in the future, such as weddings, graduations, birthdays, vacations, even retirement. Today more than ever, many people understand the value of preplanning their own funeral arrangements.

By installing a heat pump you can cool your home all summer, while reducing your energy bills by at least 15 percent throughout the year. That represents a substantial amount of money when you consider that heating and cooling represent about 50 percent of a home’s energy requirements. And don’t forget the benefit of living more comfortably in hot weather! It’s true that the purchase of a heat pump requires an initial investment. But this money can soon be recuperated, as a heat pump produces the equivalent of three kilowatts of electricity for the cost of a single kilowatt.

When buying a heat pump, there are several factors to take into consideration, including the cost of the system, its installation, and its maintenance requirements. It may also be necessary to install new ventilation ducts in the home. But once all these Please call for your elements are in place, owners of heat pumps are sure free in-home estimate: to see a reduction in their heating bills—even more so if they have purchased an eco-energetic model. High 1-888-261-1870 performance heat pumps can even supply hot water, www.windwardhvac.com which can reduce energy bills by 25 to 50 percent. Thanks to evolutions in technology, wall-mounted heat “A proud Vancouver pumps, which are less expensive to purchase, are also Island company” efficient enough to reduce energy consumption.

Benefits of Preplanning • Decisions can be made while not under duress • Be spared making difficult decisions at a stressful and difficult time • To assure that your wishes will be carried out • Time to consider all options that are right for you and your family • The arrangements and costs are decided by you • Costs are protected from inflation • Monthly payment plans are available through insurance that is tailor made to the arrangements you chose • Relieves survivors of the financial burdens • Gives “Peace of Mind” to all concerned

BARRY D. TUCK General Manager

Yates Funeral Service & Crematorium 1000 Allsbrook Rd. Parksville, B.C. V9P 2A9 www.yatesfuneral.ca 250-248-5859

Suggestions for Preplanning • Make sure your survivors are aware and are in favor of your decisions. • Sometimes “we think less of ourselves than our loved ones do”, keep that in mind as you consider your final wishes. • Take time to reflect on what you would like done in regards to services such as a graveside service, a memorial service, a reception and a service in a church or local religious facility. • Consider detailed aspects such as, cemetery plot location (cremation or burial), flowers, pictures, video slide shows, special instrumental and/or musicians. • Discuss with your partner or spouse, each others’ wishes, and consider input from them in regards to types of service and details of service. Pre-arranging and preplanning is a decision that only you can make, however, it is a decision that will affect those who you love the most.

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PASTEL WORKSHOPS D.F. Gray. July 18-Aug. 14. The Old School House (TOSH) arts centre, Qualicum Beach (QB). FRIDAY NIGHT ART MARKET Artisans, live music. Runs to Aug. 19. TOSH. 250-752-9332. ART BY THE SEA Runs to Sept. 17. Gallery at Qualicum Art Supply. 102-206 W. First Ave. 250-752-3471.

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For the adults a beverage garden will open at noon both days. There are some great raffle prizes to be had at the event, including a James Taylor autographed guitar, and a DVD signed by Supertrampâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Roger Hodgson. There will be a number of door prizes handed out at the event a couple different food concessions. This is the fourth year the Blakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (Adrian and his wife July 24. Matinee and evening shows. Port Theatre. Nanaimo. THE ALL-AMERICAN BOYS CHORUS In the Summertime. Aug. 7, 7 p.m. Ages 9-14 years old. The Port Theatre. AFRO MUMANZI Free recital/concert. Aug. 19, 6 p.m. Bring chairs, potluck dish, etc. Errington Community Park.

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Laura-Lee) and their band Double R Barr have put on the Fanjam, usually held at the Blakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home. Last year they had over 400 people in attendance and raised $7000 for the BC Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital. Blake said although sponsorship was hard to come by this year, many bands came forward from word-of-mouth due to last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event. Blake said this is the first year the event will be made public so heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hoping they can establish themselves, and that the weather holds out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope we can leave a good enough taste for everybody that next year itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already on their calendars,â&#x20AC;? he said. Tickets for Friday only will be $10 and Saturday only will be $25. For more information visit the Facebook page: Double R Barr Annual FanJam 2011. reporter@pqbnews.com

DAL HOTHI AND THE HEADLINES Hi Neighbor Dance. 9 p.m. Errington War Memorial Hall. MS. ERRINGTON CONTEST To enter contact one of Errington Hall board members.

theatre BARD TO BROADWAY SUMMER THEATRE Anne of Green Gables, The Musical and Murdered to Death. On now. Runs to Aug. 6 at the Village Theatre, in Qualicum Beach. 250-752-4470. www.b2btheatre.com. More events can be found in THE NEWSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; online calendar at www.pqbnews.com

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Play time By LISSA ALEXANDER NEWS REPORTER A new breed of theatre productions will be taking shape in Oceanside this fall, as Karalena Walsh, of DREAMGIRL Productions prepares to hold auditions for two, one-act plays to be presented in Errington. Walsh founded DREAMGIRL Productions in 1998 in Vancouver and has written, acted, directed, produced and promoted 11 theatrical productions with the company, including performances in the Victoria and Vancouver Fringe Festivals in 2002. Monday Magazine called her production in the Victoria Festival one of their “Fringest Favs” that year. Since moving to Coombs, Walsh has taken a break from putting on productions, besides a one-woman show she put on by invitation only in 2004. But she has continued to write and said she feels it’s time to get back into the swing of the theatre world. “I just decided I’m going to bite the bullet and try it again and see how it goes,” she said, adding she hasn’t lost her adoration for theatre. “I’m passionate about it and there’s nothing like watching your writing being performed, it’s exhilarating.” Walsh is a big fan of comedies and after putting on a number of comedy skits she settled on her first love, the one-act-play. She said she likes the speed and length

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John England packs a Teddy bear, while wife Marlene (right) and Gloria Noble prepare for the big day. The money will be raised by bargain hunters on the prowl for anything from furniture to jewelry to pie. “We have upwards of 140 vendors and I would say there are thousands of pieces,” Adkins said, “everything from silver and crystal to a shower wiper, electronics, books, kitchen appliances, a foot massager, luggage and golf carts. You name it, people have donated it.” The event will also feature a wide selec-

tion of pies baked by local volunteers, who have been keeping ovens busy in preparation for the big day. “We had two huge pie baking bees with the holy rollers and turned out about 140 pies,” she said. “People had better come early if they want one, though.” This is no garage sale. The fair comes complete with both food and entertainment. “The curling club will have soup and sandwiches and we will have gourmet

hamburgers at the grill,” Adkins said. “There will be lots of entertainment this year, with a marimba band and an enhanced children’s section.” New this year, she said, will be a continual golf cart shuttle service from the parking lot at Kwalikum Secondary School to the fair site and back. “If people think there is a walking problem, there isn’t,” Adkins said. The fair, held at the Qualicum Beach Curling Club, part of Veterans’ Way and the

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Although attendance could have been better at the first Kulth Festival in Coombs, organizer David Fisher said he was pleased. “All and all I think it turned out well. It could have been better with numbers, and weather was a big factor with that.” Fisher said he and his festival partners knew it would be an investment going in but he just wanted some reassurance that people of all ages were having a good time, which he got. He said watching his son and other children enjoying the entertainment Sunday morning, and the feedback he got from people at the exits in the evenings, proved to him the festival should go on next year, rain or shine. “We had a lot of happy people,” he said. “It is an allweather festival and the people who did come out ... loved it.” Fisher said he would like to try and establish the festival over the next few years, but he would change a few things next year, such as ending a bit earlier Sunday and changing the admission for that day. He said the crowd was smaller for headliner Ron Sexsmith at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday than it was for Stars the previous evening, and this could have been due to people heading off to catch the ferry, he said. Despite some torrential downpours and a financial loss, Fisher said he and his fellow organizers are excited to do it all again next year.

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As volunteers box up the last of the donated items for transport to the site of this weekend’s St. Mark’s Fair in Qualicum Beach, Suzanne Adkins nods in satisfaction. It has been a long haul for many if not most of the church members, but she’s confident Saturday’s event will make the six months of effort worthwhile. “Almost the entire church is involved in this, from January on,” she said. “Everyone comes out.” If past years are any indication, the payoff for this, the 39th year for the event, should run in excess of $18,000 — all of which is donated to the community. “It goes back in the form of support for Eagle Park, where we have bought several important pieces of furniture and equipment, as well as the lunch program at Qualicum Beach Middle School,” Adkins said. “Also, along with St. Stephen’s Church, we fund a youth worker in the town for young people at risk.”

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vited to next year's Musicfest Nationals held in May 2012 in Ottawa and has decided to take on the challenge of raising the $55,000 it will take to get them there. Fundraising efforts will be taking place throughout the upcoming school year and currently there is an account open at the Parksville Recycling Centre to help the group's efforts. Simply drop

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MUGGERIDGE, William (Bill) June 4, 1950 - July 9, 2011 Bill passed away peacefully at Trillium Lodge, Parksville after a year long battle with cancer. He will be sadly missed by his faithful companion, Jake, his sister, Gail Paquette, 6 nieces and one nephew, many great nieces & nephews. Also a big thank you to all his many neighbours and friends for their kindness and help during his illness At Billâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request, no service.

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MURLAND, Sture Jansson December 20, 1934 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; July 17, 2011

Stu passed away at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by his parents George and Mary Murland, he is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Jean, daughter Linda (Terry), grandson Stuart (Lindsy), sisters Jessie (Les) of Campbell River and Etta (Ken) of Edmonton, brothers Jim and John (Joyce) plus a very large, extended family. After serving in the Royal Canadian Navy for 22 years (where he was known as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Moeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;), he left as a Chief Petty OfďŹ cer and went on to be an electrician for 30+ years. Stu loved to work and he enjoyed a vast array of music. He loved hockey and other sports and ran a Hockey Referee School in Victoria and Parksville. A Memorial Service will be held at Yates Chapel, 1000 Allsbrook Rd Parksville, BC on July 23, 2011 @ 1:00pm. Donations may be made to the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation, 1200 Dufferin Cres Nanaimo, BC V9S 2B7 or the SPCA, Box 1407 Parksville, BC V9P 2H3. YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

Leik, Ernest Joseph (Ernie):

With deep sadness, we make known that on Saturday July 16, 2011, Ernie Leik passed away peacefully at his home in Parksville at age 79 after a lengthy illness with cancer. Ernie was born in Southey, Saskatchewan on January 6, 1932. He was predeceased by his parents Joseph (1933) and Veronica (1983), and his sister Rita Hunt (1999). Ernie will be remembed with love by his devoted wife Vera of 47 years; three loving children, Janet (John) Wilson, Derek (Dana) Leik, and Vivian Leik; four caring grandchildren, Ashley, Jeremy, Abigail, and Isaac; his Aunt Anne Boychuk, Aunt Elsie Leik, and numerous cousins in Saskatchewan. Ernie joined the army on his 18th birthday and spent six years in the Artillery and Paratroopers; two years in Germany and one year in Korea. After returning from overseas he spent time in Kitimat before moving to Powell River for six years. He moved to Calgary in 1962 where he met his wife to be, Vera. They spent eight years in Calgary, where their three children were born. In 1972, Ernie and his family moved to Vancouver Island where they owned and operated the Riverbend Resort for 17 years. Upon retirement, Ernie and Vera moved to Nanoose Bay and enjoyed many winters in Arizona and Mexico. After 21 years, they moved to Parksville in 2010. Ernie enjoyed ďŹ shing, camping, curling, and was an avid gardener. He was a quiet, humble and reďŹ&#x201A;ective man who loved his family. We would like to thank Dr. Desai for his ongoing care and support and all the Community Care Nurses and Workers who assisted him in the last weeks of his life. There will be a celebration of Ernieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life held on Saturday July 23rd at 11am at the Church of the Ascension (877 Wembley Road). In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers donations may be made to the BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver Island Centre (2410 Lee Ave, Victoria, BC, V8R 6V5) or the charity of your choice.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Jean Elizabeth Nicholson, formerly of 266 Moilliet St., Parksville, B.C. deceased, are hereby required to send particulars thereof to the Executor, George Fraser, 1808 San Pedro Ave., Victoria, B.C. V8N 2G4, on or before August 16, 2011, after which date the assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. George Fraser Executor

ALBERNI COMMUNITY & Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Services Society is seeking a Full-time Executive Director to lead our agency as we work to achieve our vision to Break The Cycle of Abuse, through providing wrap-around services for individuals and families impacted by violence. You are a strong leader with a proven track record in areas such as Human Resource Management, Revenue Generation, Marketing and Public Relations, amongst other things. Your resume will demonstrate this clearly. You will be responsible for ensuring the ongoing operations and growth of ACAWS by planning, organizing, leading, and administering all agency activities, programs and operations, and by providing the linkage between the organization, its staff, and the Board of Directors. You will be able to ensure high-quality, ethical, efďŹ cient, accountable and effective client-centered services. We are looking for a candidate who: - Has a University Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or a related ďŹ eld, plus at least ďŹ ve yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; directly-related work experience, or an equivalent Has a clear understanding of the dynamics of abuse and violence - Has the ability to develop effective relationships with all stakeholders - Believes strongly in a social justice approach to client services. Please send a Cover Letter and CV in conďŹ dence to: ACAWS Board Chair 3082 Third Avenue Port Alberni, BC V9Y 2A5 Or by email to: ofďŹ ce@acaws.ca Or by fax to: 250.724.7113 By 4:30 p.m. August 15, 2011 A job description is available by emailing ofďŹ ce@acaws.ca.

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Creditors and all others having claims against the Estate of LESLEY ANN BARNES are hereby notiďŹ ed pursuant to s. 38 of the Trustee Act, that particulars of their claims and any security held by them, should be sent to the Executor of the said Estate, c/o the Solicitor for the Estate at the address set out below, on or before the 31st day of August, 2011, after which date the Executor will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. THOMAS & COMPANY Barristers, Solicitors & Notaries Public #6 - 162 W. Harrison Ave, PO Box 1779, Parksville, BC, V9P 2H6 File No.: 11707

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February 7, 1939 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; July 17, 2011 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kenneth Albertini, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather-to-be. He passed peacefully on July 17th at Qualicum Manor. He will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his wife of 51 years, Ann (Henderson), son Jim (Kimberly), daughter Tracy (Ian McKee), and grandchildren, Tyler, Amanda, and Kyle. He is survived by mother, Winnifred Albertini, sisters Brenda Albertini, Loretta Mikus, brother Randy Albertini (Lorna) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter Tina in 2003. He was born in Thunder Bay, (Fort William) Ontario on February 7, 1939. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy and served ďŹ ve years in Victoria, BC. He was always ready for a challenge and as a result succeeded at many and varied careers. He began an oil burner mechanic apprenticeship in 1962 with the Victoria School Board and was promoted to Supervisor of Operations. He moved on to Vancouver taking a job with the Provincial Government as a Labour Mediator, and then was recruited to the BC Industrial Labour Board as Vice Chairman and Registrar. He acted as a private arbitrator until his retirement. He and his wife moved to Qualicum Beach in 1995 where they enjoyed a leisurely life with family and good friends. He enjoyed golďŹ ng, ďŹ shing, travelling and spending the winters in Lake Havasu, Arizona. He was a member of the Elks of Canada and Royal Canadian Legion. The family would like to thank all the staff at Qualicum Manor for all the care and compassion they provided during his stay.

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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).

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

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HELP WANTED 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.

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Scope and Level Definition As part of an interdisciplinary team this position works to assist clients with mental, developmental, physical disabilities, and/or addictions to live successfully in the Oceanside/ Parksville Community by supporting the search for housing. This position must be able to work in a recovery-oriented way, focusing on strengths while considering barriers and maintain a balance between client needs and developing relationships with area landlords and service providers

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We are currently accepting applications for Heavy Duty Equipment Technicians. We have BC branches in Prince George, Penticton, Kamloops, Burnaby, Williams Lake, Quesnel, Nanaimo, Cranbrook, Vernon, Fort St John, Langley, Campbell River and a Yukon branch in Whitehorse. Parker Pacific is an industry leader in heavy equipment sales & service. Since 1949, The Inland Group has grown to over 900 employees & 20 locations in North America. We are always seeking talented people to join our service team and enjoy a great career path. Send resume & covering letter stating locations of interest to Lori Willcox at lwillcox@ inland-group.com or Fax: 604-608-3156

Heavy Duty / Commercial Mechanic or Apprentice Mechanic

P & R Truck Centre requires Full - Time Heavy Duty / Commercial Mechanic or Apprentice Mechanic for our Duncan location. Possession of an Authorized Motor Vehicle Inspection ticket would be an asset. Excellent Wage & Benefit Package. Please e-mail resume to michele@prwstar.com or fax to 250-746-8064

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The Parksville/Qualicum Beach News is looking for a responsible person to deliver in your area! Anyone who is interested in making some extra cash and getting a little exercise at the same time is asked to call The News circulation at 248-4341, ext. 260. Routes are temporarily covered. We are looking for permanent carriers for these routes. CURRENT ROUTES AVAILABLE:

Qualicum Beach Rt #642 - 51 papers 5th Ave W, 6th Ave W, Garden Rd W & Primrose St.

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CANADIAN Tire Fernie BC is seeking Red Seal Automotive Service Technicians to join our team in a very busy, positive, well equipped, growing Automotive Service Centre. Please contact Shannon Morton or Jason Hayes via phone @250-4234222 or Email shannon.morton@hotmail.com

VOLUNTEERS Oceanside Minor Hockey is looking for Competitive Coaches (Rep) in the Atom,

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OFFICE SUPPORT CLERK WE seek an Administrative clerk to join our growing team.Forward resumes to stchadm@aol.com

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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PERSONAL SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

FINANCIAL SERVICES

CLEANING SERVICES

COMPUTER SERVICES

CONTRACTORS

GARDENING

LANDSCAPING

APPLIANCES

NEED CASH TODAY?

EMERALD MAID Residential/ Post Construction/ Commercial. Call 250-248-3924

WES-COAST YARDBIRDS Lawns, gardens, yard cleanup, large dump. Pressure washing, Irrigation. Tree Pruning, Topping, Removal. Please call 250-752-9444.

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

WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE

HANDYPERSONS

MOVING & STORAGE

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

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.

✓ Do you Own a Car? ✓ Borrow up to $20000.00 ✓ No Credit Checks! ✓ Cash same day, local office www.REALCARCASH.com

“MAID IN SERVICE Cleaning” - Home/Office Cleaning,min 3 hrs please call Margit at 250240-9240.

250-244-1560 1.877.304.7344

COMPUTER SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

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

BOOKKEEPING SERVICES for small business, reasonable rates, ref avail - get organized, call 250 752 3833 today.

ALL YOU NEED IN PRINT AND ONLINE www.bcclassified.com

CRO CONTRACTING & Handy-man Services Call Ivan 250-757-2083 Free Estimates

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.

ELECTRICAL

PROVIDING RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL & GREEN ENERGY SERVICES

Your local electrician

Answering your questions Solving your problems

Garage Sales 4OxPLACExYOURxADxINxTHISxSECTIONxCALLx 

Our success is your happiness!

250-951-5518

HAULING AND SALVAGE

FENCING

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

Constant.dv@gmail.com

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

GARDENING J & S DESIGNS

GARAGE SALES

GARAGE SALES

GARAGE SALES

ABREAST OF LIFE SALE at Petro Can in Nanoose Bay. Sat July 23 (9-2). BOWSER. SATURDAY, July 23, 8-11am. Craft supplies, autograph books, kitchen ware. 5082 Longview Drive. COOMBS, 881 Shawn Rd (Virginia Estates). Sat July 23 (9-3). Tools & lots of baby stuff COOMBS, Grace United Church. Giant Yard Sale & BBQ .Sat Jul 23 (9-2) NANOOSE BAY- 1495 Madrona Dr (corner of Arbutus & Madrona Dr, Sat, July 23, 9am-? Fishing gear, household goods, golf gear, VHS childrens tapes, etc NANOOSE BAY, 2311 Mate Plc., Sat, July 23, 9am-2pm. (Moving Sale). Kings sized bed, queen sized box spring, mattress & frame, stereo speakers, coffee & end tables, large house plants, antique solid maple granddaughter clock, garden tools, table saw, Mixmaster and much more. PARKSVILLE, 909 Esslinger Rd., Sat, July 23, 9am-3pm. Moving Sale. Must downsize.

NANOOSE BAY, 2397 Arbutus Crescent (Garry Oak’s) Sat. July 23rd. 9am - 1pm. Sun. July 24th 9am - 1pm. Almost something for everyone! NEAR COOMBS, 2210 Alberni Hwy, Fri (3pm-7pm) & Sat (8am-2pm), July 22 & 23. Antiques, early 1900’s mags and books, lamps, Cafe ware, depression glass, coca-cola memorabilia, pottery, jewelry. PARKSVILLE, 120 Mills St., Sat & Sun, July 23 & 24, 9am. Moving Sale. Microwave, antique sideboard, punching bag, bird cage, area rug. Lot’s of household goods and more! PARKSVILLE, 14 Magnolia Dr. Sat July 23rd (8-12). Antiques, new lamps & home decor, exercise bike & more. PARKSVILLE, 180 McKinnon St., Sat & Sun, July 23 & 24, 8am-12pm. Moving Sale. Too many items to list. PARKSVILLE, 862 Wright Rd. Sat. July 23, 8am - 2pm. Large variety of items, something for everybody. Rain or shine. QUALICUM, 636 Spruce St. July 23rd (9-1). Multi family.

PARKSVILLE, 915 & 921 Esslinger Rd., Sat, July 23, 8:30am-1:00pm. 2 Family Moving Sale. Garden tools, household items, furniture and much, much more. QUALICUM BAY, 247 Huson Rd. July 23 (8:30-4) & 24th (9-3). HUGE sale, too many items to list, something for everyone. QUALICUM BAY 5996 W. Island Hwy.(By Henrys) Fri. & Sat. July 22 & 23 (8-2). Office & house furniture, china, kitchen appl’s, books, kids toys & much more QUALICUM BEACH383 Dorset Rd, Sun, July 24, 12noon-4pm. Moving Sale! Furniture, garden, tools & equipment & more! QUALICUM. SATURDAY July 23, 8am-1pm. Misc.household, golf, camping, RV, plumbing, etc. 112 Crescent Rd West.

SMALL ADS GET BIG RESULTS! Call 310.3535

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

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS 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

LAWN NEED Cutting? Pesky Weeds? No time? Call Leslie, (250)752-8806.

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

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

$$ CASH PAID $$

Sales & Service.

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

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

RUBBISH REMOVAL YARD CLEANING & rubbish removal plus scrap car pickup. Call Paul 250-752-3198

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

PET CARE SERVICES

Payroll Administrator

(Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.)

BELLEVUE RECONDITIONED APPLIANCES FULL WARRANTY. Large Showroom

PAINTING

PETS

Do you love numbers and ensuring accuracy with pay? Do you have previous payroll experience? If yes, Tigh-Na-Mara Resort in Parksville may be the natural choice for your next career move! With almost 300 team members, payroll is a full-time function, working M-F. Knowledge of BC employment standards and payroll regulations is required. Ideal candidates are friendly, reliable, detail-oriented, well-groomed, and have recent extensive payroll experience, preferably with an on-line system. We offer wonderful colleagues, great perks & benefits, and a fun work environment. Qualified candidates please forward resume & cover letter to laurie.sagle@tigh-na-mara.com

for NEWER FRIDGES, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS etc.

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

PETS PUREBRED Golden Retriever puppies ready to go, 1st shots, vet checked. $800. (250)954-3416

YOUR COMMUNITY, YOUR CLASSIFIEDS

Call 310.3535

1040 BELLEVUE ROAD Parksville 250-248-8251

FREE ITEMS FREE: NICE mattress, 36”x74”, iron board w/ cover. Call 250-248-8458 after 2 PM.

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

Call 1-866-768-8886 (Nanoose) 250-468-9660. SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords, fast delivery. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com or 1877-902-WOOD.

FURNITURE TREADMILL Pro Form EKG 770:$150, Office desk 59 x 29:$200, Computer desk 60 x 25:$150, Plate Collections Birds & flowers (2 sets):$40 ea., JVC 27” TV:$25, 5 Drawer dresser, 2 nite tables:$40 & 2@$20 ea., 2 single metal bed frames:$20 ea., Matching couch, chair & loveseat (beige & rose fabric):$500, several artificial flower arrangements:$25 ea.,Palliser leather matching loveseat & chair (both reclining):$700, 2 lamps with burgundy shades: $30 pr., Call 250-752-8079.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

•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

Tony Toly 250•954•4224

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BLANK CANVAS

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 + taxes

$45 for Delivery

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.

EXCAVATING

WRIGHTWAY MINI EXCAVATION

LOT GRADING, LANDSCAPING

MINI-EXCAVATOR, TRACK BOBCAT, DUMPTRUCK-F650

POWER WASHING YES! WE WASH SIDING BY HAND Perimeter Drain Flushing Yard & Garden Cleanup & Waste Removal Interior & Exterior Home Cleaning

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!

Free Quotes: Call Jeff or Liz

250-927-1113

FREE ESTIMATES

CONTRACTORS

Arbutus Lawn Maintenance “Experienced, Insured, Reliable Competitive Rates

tonysgreatgardens@hotmail.com

250-752-9291

arbutuslawnmaintenance.ca

RENOVATIONS

CUSTOM BUILDERS

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

INTERIOR DESIGN

STORAGE

HAULING & SALVAGE

Coastal BUILDING SERVICES

INTERIOR DESIGN

Dogleg Road Self-Storage

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

FIRST MONTH

“FREE”

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

& 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

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

Is ‘Your’ Price Right?

GUTTER CLEANING

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PAINTING

MAINTENANCE

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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

Quality Painting & Handyman Service Glenn

250.954.8211

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


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THE NEWS, Friday, July 22, 2011 •

St. Anne’s Church. 407 Wembley Rd., Parksville (PV). 250-248-4549.

calendar This listing is a free public service to announce upcoming, non-profit events in District 69. Drop off information including date, time, place and a contact phone number at THE NEWS office located at 154 Middleton Ave. in Parksville. Or fax 248-4655 or e-mail to editor@pqbnews.com. Include a contact number in case we need more information. Publication depends on space.

seven days JULY 22 TO 29

ST. ANNE’S FLOWER FESTIVAL & PIONEER TEA July 23, 2-4 p.m.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE SCOTTY ELECTRIC Downrigger: $300., Dishwasher, $50. Call Oscar 250-752-2292

RENTALS

HOMES WANTED

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

HOMES FOR RENT

WE BUY HOUSES

QUALICUM BEACH: Cozy clean 2bdrm suite in duplex. Mins from QB, country setting. $750/mo. Avail Aug. 1st. Call (250)752-6098, (250)954-8847

PIANO LIQUIDATION! Wholesale prices! Example: Baby Grand was $9200 -now $6200! Uprights, similar savings. Parksville Music Centre. Call 250-248-2411

TOOLS

www.webuyhomesbc.com

PARKSVILLE- 218 LODGEPOLE Drive, Sat, July 23, 10am-2pm. 1/2” drill, SDS hammer drill biscuit jointer, detail sander and misc.

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE BY OWNER NORTH QUALICUM Home, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, one level, reverse plan home. Sliding doors exit LR, DR & Mstr. bdrm to large private deck & groomed back yard. Attractive front yd. - gracious home. Nothing to do but move in! Low taxes. $419,000.00 Call 250-752-3676

HOUSES FOR SALE

Call: 1-250-616-9053 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

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!

MORTGAGES 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

RECREATIONAL PROPERTY LAKEFRONT Properties For Sale 20 Minutes from Qualicum www.hornelake.bc.ca

RENTALS 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

Urgent! Elegant 2 bdrm patio home in Qualicum. In an adult community, built-in single car garage, gas F/P, 5 appls, walk in closet off the master bdrm & private backyard. Maintenance free living, smoke free home. Occupancy immediately. Open to offers, reduced again to $299,000. Please contact Merril at 1-403-443-6028.

CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSET!

Call us today to place your classified ad Call 310.3535

TOUR OF FARMS

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

RENTALS

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!

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

STRAWBERRY TEA AND BAKE SALE July 23, 2-4 p.m. St. Mary’s Anglican church. 2600 Powder Point Rd., Nanoose Bay Proceeds benefit Tumaini orphans in Tanzania. 250-468-7273.

July 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saanich Peninsula, Cowichan, Parksville. Family-oriented/self-guided. 15 farms and winery sites. Free tour maps/info. 250-652-9100/250-7461593.

ACREAGE 82.8 ACRES, 300’ lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. www.bchomesforsale.com/ view/lonebutte/ann/

APARTMENT/CONDO 2 BEDROOM APATMENT FOR RENT IMMEDIATELY, LOCATED ON TREES PROPERTY $625.00 PER MONTH 250-954-9547

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 ERRINGTON 1 BDRM Apt, priv entrance, no pets. $575 hydro incld. 250-954-0535. PARKSVILLE- EXTRA lrg, bright 2 bdrm, D/W, W/D, quiet complex. Near schools, beach, dwntwn & on bus route. Now or Aug. 1st, $800 + mo. Call 250-248-8592. PARKSVILLERENO’D 3 bdrm apt, ocean view, heat/hot water incld, $950/mo. Avail Now. Call (250)248-3350.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL INDUSTRIAL/ RETAIL bays. Overhead doors, ample parking. Immediate. (250)248-2295 PARKSVILLE, 487 E. Island Hwy. 600 s.feet. Available now. Call 250-248-6293 for more information.

COTTAGES 2 BDRM OCEANVIEW Cottage @ Bowser Bills RV Park, basic cable & hydro incld’d. $875 p/mo. Ph: 250-757-8880

QUALICUM, GREAT ocean view, bright, spacious, clean quiet upper duplex, 2 bdrm & den. New paint, 5 appl’s. $875 mo. NS/NP. 250-752-0101.

HOMES FOR RENT 3 BDRM RANCHER ON ACREAGE, 1 BATH, WOOD STOVE, SHARED HYDRO, MINUTES FROM COW RIVER/TRIAL, 15 MINS TO DUNCAN. 250-7493188

BOWSER, 3 bdrm mobile with addition on half acre, has shop, wood heat, avail Aug 1, $1200 mo, 250-757-9286. C. ERRINGTON, 2 bdrm mobile home on private acreage, f/s, d/w, large deck, $700 mo + utils, avail immed, call 250752-3417. ERRINGTON 2BDRM $750+. NS. Pets neg. Share property, covered porch. 250-954-3750. ERRINGTON - 5 bdrm, 3 bath, 3000 sq ft on shared acreage. $1500/mo + utilities. Avail Aug 1st. Call 250-927-4860

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. QUALICUM BEACH, exceptional, beautiful, new house; big liv room, kitchen, solarium & deck w/ view, 2 bdrm 2 bath. For long term, $1600 mo, Sept. 1 or 15, 250-594-3121. QUALICUM BEACH- Modern 3 bdrm, 2 bath Rancher, attached double garage, in town, NS/NP. Lease req’d $1300. Avail Sept 1. 604-985-1563. ROYAL LEPAGE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 250-752-6926 please refer to our website: www.parksvillerealestate.com to view our rental properties

MODERN 2-BDRM Beachfront. Furnished, 5 appls, gas F/P. NS/NP. $1000./mo + hydro. Sept. 1 - June 30, 2012. (250)752-4153, Qualicum.

OFFICE/RETAIL OFFICE COMPLEX. 162 sq.ft. Washrooms, kitchen, parking. Immediate. (250)248-2295. QUALICUM BEACH. Professional rooms to rent in Medical/Holistic Clinic. 702 Beach Rd.Call Tamara 250-752-3335

RV PADS

PARKSVILLE- 2 BDRM, small garage, f/s, d/w, small dog ok, no cat, N/S. Available Now. $1100/mo. 250-248-8338.

PARKSVILLE AREA. RV pad. Wooded site. $425/mo, includes utils. Available now. 250-228-4097.

PARKSVILLE- clean & cozy 3 bdrm, 2 bath Rancher. 5 appls, fenced yrd. Close to school/shops. NS/NP. $1300+ utils. Refs. 1(250)616-1757.

WHISKEY CREEK. RV Pad on spacious private lot. $350/mo + hydro. Available immed. Call 250-752-0448.

PARKSVILLE, 1 bdrm + den, rural main flr character home. FP/porch. NS, NP, single 55+, cable. $800./mo 250-248-9648

SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING

PARKSVILLE, 3 bdrm, 1 onsuite, centrally located, 4 appls, covered front porch, rear private patio, N/S. $1200. incls all utils 250-586-6610. 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. PARKSVILLE- UPPER level of 3 bdrm home, close to all amenities. $700+ 1/2 hydro/heating. NS/NP. Avail Aug 1. 1-(604)856-0130.

upcoming QB PROBUS CLUB Meeting Aug. 2, 9 a.m. Speaker: Peter Drummond. Trip to Ecuador Amazon basin. St. Stephen’s church hall. QB. PARKSVILLE AFTER 5 CLUB Ladies invited to brunch/program. Music by Debbie Ryan. Speaker: Margaret Roller. Aug. 13, 10 a.m.—noon. Morningstar Golf Club, Pavilion. Register 250248-9578.

ongoing

HILLIERS- 2 bdrm+ bonus room, $1000. Sm pet considered. Refs Req’d. Available now. Gesse, 250-607-8886.

NANOOSE BAY: Madrona area, 2 bdrm, 2 bath + den. Incl’s. f/s, d/w, w/d. Large lot & lots of storage. No inside smokers or dogs please. Refs req’d & min. of 1 yr lease requested. Avail. Aug 1st $975/mo. + utils. Call after 5pm 250-468-9917

(QB). 250-752-2818.

EMERALD ESTATES 1 bdrm, walk in shower, hydro & housekeeping incl. Meal plan avail. $1100./mo. Call 250390-2991 EMERALD ESTATES, (Parksville), 55+ independent living, 1-bdrm spacious, bright condo. Patio, new carpet. Homemaker & laundry incl. Meals optional. N/S, N/P, $1150/mo + utils. 250-248-9249.

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

QB LAWN BOWLING CLUB Free tryouts. Tuesdays, 1-3:30 p.m. 250-7527060. Q.B. NEWCOMERS Meets second Tuesday of each month 10:15 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Church, QB. Summer has arrived. Traveling tips for caregivers, updates on advocacy and more in our summer issue of Contact. Read it online at www.alzheimerbc.org. 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 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. STORYTIMES

THE ALZHEIMER SOCIETY During Alzheimer Awareness Month, the society is asking all residents if you are turning 65 this year to take the survey.www.alzheimerbc. org. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP Every Wednesday at Knox United church in Parksville from 4-5 p.m. A safe and confidential place to share. We care and understand. Phone 250-248-3927 for info. PARKSVILLE AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY Meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Craig Heritage Park Museum. Info. Caroline 250-248-6790. Tours can be arranged by calling 250-248-6966. Speakers present area history. PEACE VIGIL Tuesdays noon-1 p.m. Old Island Hwy. at Alberni Hwy. 250-248-8809. TIMBERLINE DANCE Old time rock and country. Wednesdays 7:3010:30 p.m. PV Legion. All welcome, no cover. 146 W. Hirst, PV. 250-752-8542. MID ISLAND RADIO ASSOCIATION Classes start in October leading to a license in amateur radio. Contact Len Hooper at 250-752-9278. COOMBS COUNTRY EVERYDAY PHILOSOPHY GROUP Informal discussions on selected text and current events. Meets every Tues. at The Meadows community hall (off Morison) 10 a.m.-noon. 250-2486975. OCEANSIDE PHOTOGRAPHERS Meets first Wed. of month in Windsor Room

of QB Civic Centre at 7 p.m. New members welcome. 250-752-1627. DIST. 69 CRISIS LINE Need emotional support, we listen, 24 hours a day. Confidential, anonymous. Volunteering 250-7532495. OCEANSIDE COALITION FOR STRONG COMMUNITIES Every Thursday, 5 p.m. Trillium Lodge. 250-248-6592. NORTH ISLAND WILDLIFE RECOVERY CENTRE Public viewing 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 250-248-8534. EUCHRE PLAYERS Join us at PV Legion afternoons, 1:30 p.m. Info 250-248-6842/250248-4933. FLOOR CURLING Join us for fun afternoons of floor curling. Mon. Wed. or Fri. Call Bill: 250-248-6689. YOUNG WRITERS’ GROUP Thursdays, 3:30-6 p.m. Creative writing for youth 15-25 years. www.roughdiamonds.ca. OCEANSIDE STROKE RECOVERY BRANCH Meets Fridays, 11 a.m. at St. Columba Church Hall, 921 Wembley Road, Parksville. Exercise, speech therapy, caregiver support. Call Kathleen at 250752-9796. DIST.69 ARTHRITIS SUPPORT SOCIETY Weekly exercise classes Wednesday mornings, 11:30 a.m. Eagles Hall. 250-9479246. PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP. Meets at new location St. Columba church hall, first Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. 250-594-5955/250-9540531. ARROWSMITH NEEDLE ARTS GUILD Welcomes all embroiders. 250-468-9703.

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DASHWOOD, 2 bdrm, N/S, free cable/internet, carport. A must see! Avail immed, $750 + half utils. Call 250-752-4641.

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

PARKSVILLE, very nice 1 bdrm. suite. No pets/smoking. W/D, F/S. $575/mo. Avail Now. Call 250-746-5094.

OFF-ROAD VEHICLES

RECENTLY renovated 2 storey 2400 square foot home located in central Parksville on a cul-de-sac close to town. It has 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, family room, central air conditioning, large partially covered deck, garage, and a private backyard. Fridge, oven, range top, dishwasher, and washer/dryer included. No smoking inside permitted. Available July 1st. $1700/mth.Phone 250-248-1134

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.

QUALICUM, 1800 sq ft house located in quiet neighborhood. 3 Bedroom, 2 bath, Wood Burning Fireplace, private backyard, garage, seperate workshop. No Smoking, Pets on approval, Available July 15th, $1400.00 per month plus half of a months rent. Contact # 250752-7909

SUITES, LOWER

FRENCH CREEK, Bachelor apt. suits mature individual, N/S, N/P, off street parking, private entr. Avail. Aug. 1st. $550 p/mo, incld’s heat/hydro. Call 250-954-3835

BOWSER, NEW 1bdrm suite private entr., includes heat/ hydro/cable, NS/NP, refs req’d, Avail. immed, $600./mo., call 250-757-9669 after 4pm.

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

250-248-7100.

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.

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

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2006 Explorer Limited

2008 Ford Ranger

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2005 GMC 2500 SLE

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39,995

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2007 Lincoln Mark LT

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2009 Jeep Commander Ltd

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$

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2009 F150 Lariat

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9,995

22,848

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2008 Avalanche LTZ LT

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2005 F250 Diesel 4x4

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43,400 kms

29,740

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