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Lacking public consultation Town of Qualicum Beach sends The Gardens’ proposed unit addition back to the drawing board A proposal to add 25 residential units to The Gardens at Qualicum Beach has stalled, mostly due to the reaction from tenants. Mayor Teunis Westbroek attended an information meeting, after which he said he didn’t hear a single expression of support and took that message to Wednesday’s council meeting. “Council agreed the bylaw should be abandoned,” he told THE NEWS after the council meeting, explaining they felt the proponents needed a better consultation process. Between the two meetings he said, “unless there are significant changes to the plan, my recommendation to council would be to abandon the bylaw all together.”

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Two car shows this weekend Take your pick — or visit both Coombs and Parksville this weekend as the Ocean Idlers host the first car show on Sat., July 30 at the Coombs Fairgrounds, and, the Oceanside Overdrive car show takes place Sun., July 31 in Parksville’s Community Park.

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Cache can Sophie Hargreaves, 5, with her dad Steven, casts a wary eye about the scene of a medievalthemed wedding at Whitley House in Qualicum Beach. See page A6. STEVEN HEYWOOD PHOTO

Coombs Wooden Shoe Dutch store has an ammo can sitting outside, awaiting visitors and their GPS devices. The owners are big into geocaching — and the larger-than-life container is attracting a lot of attention, as it may be the largest of its kind in Canada.

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Town of Qualicum Beach abandons bylaw after seniors facility residents raise hell over proposed change By AUREN RUVINSKY NEWS REPORTER

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A proposal to add 25 residential units to The Gardens at Qualicum Beach has stalled, mostly due to tenants’ reaction. Mayor Teunis Westbroek attended an information meeting Monday evening where he said he didn’t hear a single expression of support from the overflow crowd and took that message to a council meeting Wednesday. “Council agreed the bylaw should be abandoned,” he told THE NEWS after the council meeting, explaining they felt the proponents needed a better consultation process. Between the two meetings he said, “unless there are significant changes to the plan, my recommendation to council would be to abandon the bylaw all together.” The bylaw to allow an internal renovation of the seniors care facility, increasing density on the property by 25 units, had passed first reading at town council without any public consultation, which Westbroek said staff had recommended the proponents do.

Qualicum Beach council rejected a proposal to add 25 units inside The Gardens. He said the original plan for the building was developed with a lot of community input from neighbours, potential residents and concerned citizens in general and he was disappointed to see none of that for this new proposal. He said it went as far as the two information meetings for residents on Monday not being advertised. Despite the lack

of notice, they were well attended, like Wednesday’s council meeting, and they didn’t hear any support for the proposal, which would shift things inside but not effect the exterior. The plan was to move staff and kitchen facilities to the basement and convert amenity space, including the large deck overlooking the garden, into new units.

The fourth floor condos wouldn’t be directly affected, but many on the first three floors would loose some public space and have to put up with the construction work. “This is already the best facility anyone can imagine, there are vacancies in other facilities because people want to be there, to the residents this is their home,” Westbroek said,

adding that, “it’s not just about bylaws and numbers, it’s about the human side of things, there’s a quality of life there that people want to maintain.” He said he understands the owners want to maximize their use of the space, including surplus parking spaces and lockers, but it became a quality of life issue. The facility was sold in January from Mancal Lifestyles Investments and Spectrum Seniors Housing to BayBridge Seniors Housing and Retirement Concepts. When the facility was sold company officials said they intended to minimize any disruptions to residents by keeping as much of the same staff as possible and not changing rates. If they still want to renovate they will have to start the bylaw process from scratch with more public consultation. Company representatives could not be reached for comment by press time.

Grandparents the target of an ongoing scam Scam attempts are constant, say police By AUREN RUVINSKY NEWS REPORTER “People just have to be diligent, if something is not confirmed by you directly don’t do it,” said Sgt. Darrell Robertson of the

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Oceanside RCMP in response to reports of a common scam. Someone reported to THE NEWS that they received a strained phone call from someone claiming to be their grandson in prison in Montreal after a car accident and he needed $3,400 for expenses which he would pay back. The woman wired

the money to Western Union and even received a thank you call back, only realizing it hadn’t been her grandson 10 days later when she talked to her real grandson, still in Vancouver where he was supposed to be. Robertson said scam artists use many different stories and can easily switch to whichever is most

likely to work. They prey on the elderly and he points out in this era of the Internet and easy communication, they can be located anywhere in the world. “These scams are common place in our society now,” he said. There doesn’t appear to be any recent spike in scam numbers, he said, just

constant attempts. He said the best advice police can give is for people to confirm stories, especially requests for money, from you own end. Don’t call a number back that they give you, look up your bank’s phone number yourself or call your relatives at phone numbers you already have for them.

MISSING WOMAN MAY BE IN ONT. PARKSVILLE — A woman who vanished from Qualicum Beach on Christmas Day may have gone to Ontario, say police. Sharon Gayle Dawson, 61, was listed as a missing person after she left her home on Dec. 25, 2010. While she was reportedly seen at the World Parrot Refuge three days later, there has since been no sign of the woman. However, RCMP are surmising she may have gone to the Port Perry area of Ontario, where they believe she has ties. Dawson has not been in contact with any family members since she left and police say bank records show she has not attempted to access cash. The RCMP is treating her disappearance as a missing person and do not suspect any foul play is involved. Dawson, who reportedly has family across Canada, lived in Port Perry in the past, as well as in the Woodstock area. — NEWS STAFF

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To correct the wrong day in Tuesday’s NEWS, the Ocean Idlers car show in Coombs is Saturday, June 30. To clarify, then, the Oceanside Overdrive car show is on Sunday, July 31.



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Visitors top 27,000 - and growing - at sand castles As the summer weather has improved, so have the fortunes of the Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Exhibition By AUREN RUVINSKY NEWS REPORTER

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ust over a week into the four week Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition in Parksville, attendance is strong, but may not break last year’s record. “The event is so much based on the weather,” said Trish Smith, event manager, but she said they are quite happy with the way things are going, especially considering the generally poor summer weather so far. As of Monday, July 25, over 27,000 had passed through the gates but she hadn’t had time yet to break the numbers down and compare them by day to previous years. “We are averaging 3,000 people a day, which is pretty good for mid-week,” she said. This year the opening Saturday of the 12th annual beach event — often one of the busiest days as the sculptors from around the world begin carving their creations — brought terrible cold, rainy weather. The next day was nicer weather, but they were still down about 5,000 visitors from last year’s opening weekend. Attendance has climbed steadily for the month long exhibition, reaching 99,000 last year with the expansion from three to four weeks. On the second weekend organizers held the first of what they hope will be an annual Artisans at the Beach event, which Smith said was a big success.

There’s a whale of a selection of sand sculptures down at the Parksville waterfront. More are on the way when the KidFest sand castle contest goes on Sun., Aug. 14 — which is also the last day of the main exhibition. STEVEN HEYWOOD PHOTO She said their greatest hope was to have 40 to 50 artisans and they had 46, so she was very pleased, especially considering it was a late addition. Now that they know it can work she said they’ll begin organizing earlier for next year and hope to have 80 to 100 artisans spread through the park demonstrating their craft and selling the results. This Sunday, July 31 the Oceanside Overdrive Carshow runs as a complementary event next door from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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lame some of it on the economy, but the proliferation of property sales signs up around the City of Parksville also has got to have a little to do with the stalled official community plan process. The city’s review of its official community plan (OCP) began last year and it’s still not done. And it probably won’t be until 2012. Not to rub it in, but the Town of Qualicum Beach got theirs done in a much shorter period of time — after starting around the same time as the city did. It might be unfair to compare the two, but in one respect, Qualicum Beach’s councillors can be judged on their OCP performance come A new November. Parksville city councillors will avoid that council after hornets’ nest by not having their OCP completed November until next spring. No chance for the electorate to might change judge them on it, if they survive the election and pass an OCP in the spring. all that In many ways, the OCP sets the tone for growth — or lack of it — in a community. Once complete, it gives residents and builders the chance to see the community’s overall vision for the future — what’s needed and what is not wanted at all. Without the OCP complete, there’s too much uncertainty afoot. The current municipal council might be working to a certain vision, but a new council after November of this year might change all that. More uncertainty, then. And a fair share of ‘for sale’ signs on both residential and commercial properties. There are two sides to this: one, the city stagnates and stays as-is, to the frustration of would-be developers. Two, the city stays as-is, much to the delight of people who fear change. To reach a balance and find compromise, the city is going to have to rely on their public OCP committees to weather the storm between the current council and the next one.

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he recent changes to the HST brought in by the provincial Liberals were obviously as well thought out as was its initial introduction. Offering $175 cheques to some seniors can at best be described as bribery to accept the HST. When the HST was introduced seniors and others on limited incomes bore the brunt of the changes because many of the exemptions from PST were eliminated under HST thereby increasing the tax payable to 12 per cent from five per cent. Seniors buy products like Tylenol or Tums from the local pharmacy because they are essential for daily comfort. As individual needs vary so much it is not possible to estimate how much that extra seven The Parksville Qualicum Beach News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to: B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

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per cent tax amounts to per year. However without the ability to purchase these products the overall health of some seniors will deteriorate and the provincial health care system will have to pick up the tab for the extra visits to GPs and emergency departments. We would all like to stay in our own home for as long as possible and it is recognized that home care is essential for some. Home care for seniors is, and must remain, a vital part of all future health care strategies. For many seniors to stay at home they have to pay privately

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for some home care as they may be unable to perform light cleaning tasks, shop for their basic needs or need a ride to the doctor’s By office. Roy This type of serSummer- vice is not available hayes through the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) within the provincial system and therefore must be paid for privately. If that payment was only $50 per week, or $2,600 per year, the additional seven per cent HST would be $182. Many need more help than this and are paying an extra $50, $100 and more per month HST compared to PST. If they were

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unable to pay for these services they would have to go ‘into care.’ The affect that the additional seven per cent HST has had on the residents of private care facilities on Vancouver Island is even worse. Don’t for one moment think that all the people in private care are independently wealthy and can afford to pay the additional tax. They are not, and they cannot. Most of them worked hard all their lives, were frugal and their reward was that they owned their own homes or they had some savings and maybe a company pension. Prior to the introduction of HST many seniors living in independent/supportive facilities

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were already being financially assisted by their families to pay their rent. The rent is unlikely to be less than $2,500 per month, or $30,000 per year. The additional seven per cent imposed on them by HST amounts to another $2,100 per year. What will happen to these seniors when they can no longer pay their rent? It may be only a matter of time until this starts to happen. The additional seven per cent HST will be devastating for many seniors on Vancouver Island. How many pieces of silver was it? Roy Summerhayes lives in Qualicum Beach

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LETTERS Optimistic HST outlook â&#x20AC;&#x201D; maybe On a positive view to the HST answer. There are some safe assumptions that thinking people can count on in the fallout and the aftermath of the HST referendum. From the campaignâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spending balance and fairness we can count on the B.C. governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s weaning its dependency on federal HST revenues. This forecast is reinforced by the many economists who have endorsed HST as being good for business. There is even one economist who is specific about this benefit, explaining how the same federal GST trust reporting system with HST, will aid many if not most firms in going underground. With the near five per cent reduced shopping dollar, people will learn to keep all sales transactions in cash, off the record. As more firms catch on, shifting growing portions of their trade under the HST radar, to have less tax remitted. Already B.C. is looking to drop the costly pension schemes at BC Ferries. With any luck the government MLAs will also follow with a pay and pension cut. Dwindling HST revenues will force that cut. Less revenues, means less will be wasted on police or home owner grants. Small government is what itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about. Another boon of a reduced economy, with much of it underground, is that under reporting firms will advertise less. Put up an advert, you get an audit. That means no or less junk mail even on the Internet. A further plus is that less newspaper space will be wasted on ads.

Dee Shoolingin Duncan, B.C.

Fletcher needs to shift Re: BC Views July 26, 2011, THE NEWS. Really, retail sales increase 5.3 in 2010? This year looks softer but not HST related is unfounded information. There is no question from the consumer that HST has impacted on the dollars available for consumerism. As for the growth of four per cent and expenditures

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f you have ever wanted or desired to own your own brand new home, then the dream has been made much more difficult. How would you like to be told that if you want to own a $400,000 to $800,000 house you will have to save an additional one to five more years for the privilege? Before you say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh, that is a rich personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s problem,â&#x20AC;? think again. Alberta home buyers and families from other provinces stimulate our local home building economy. If they do not buy, then our population shrinks and many local jobs are lost. A stimulated home buying economy is our problem! Each and every one of us will be paying substantially for this tax grab. Have you heard the ads on the radio etc. that say if you vote â&#x20AC;&#x153;Noâ&#x20AC;? we will lower taxes from 12% to 10%? Well that is like the school bully stealing your lunch money and offering you a tip back for not making any noise about it. The bully takes $1.20 of your lunch money and then that same bully has the audacity to give you 20 cents back thinking everything is OK. The second strategy employed to deceive you is to divide the different industries and play them against each other in an attempt to grab your â&#x20AC;&#x153;Noâ&#x20AC;? vote. One hears that the forestry industry benefits from the HST. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just think about that for a minute. If new housing starts are down, demand for lumber drops then where is the forestry industry going to sell its finished lumber? Forestry needs the building industry to thrive. Did you know that the residential construction industry contributes 10% to our Gross Domestic Product? Now we have to add in commercial, industrial and institutional construction, which increases our GDP to an even greater percentage. Last year the entire construction industry contributed $74 billion to the GDP. That means a large percentage of our jobs rely on construction. Overall construction materials and labour rates have jumped to compensate for HST. The distribution of goods and services through the supply chain also has a negative accumulative cost to doing business. There are unseen HST costs that accumulate and are not recovered. Many other small support services for business in this country are now being hit and costs are being passed on to varying degrees. In my opinion the fear mongering tactics of the governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campaign to generate more money to support our society is effective but off target. There will never be a government asking for less money, but always asking for more money. The bottom line is this; the HST will forever impair your ability to own a new home in B.C. You have the power with your vote to ensure this does not happen. Vote YES to extinguish the HST.

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to match, Mr. Fletcher has again confirmed the government has no control over the economy but as he says, reflects consumer spending, resource development (and as these are not green but increase

green house gas emissions, we the tax payers will be burdened with even greater taxes to purchase off set credits). The idea that B.C. will suffer a labour shortage has no relevance

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to HST unless Mr. Fletcher imagines industry will grow because of the tax breaks. If anything, documentation shows the reverse as businesses use more technology and equipment that replaces workers. To suggest that a return to the old tax system will result in a loss of revenue is nonsense. Mr. Fletcher needs to shift and understand the crisis in this world and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not HST yes or no.

Pauline Liste Errington

Let the Liberals pay for that opinion I feel a need to voice my complaint about the pro HST Tom Fletcher rant column in THE NEWS, July 26, 2011. I am not surprised that Mr. Fletchersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; opinion would support the tax given the government cronies who he likely spends most of his time with but, he should not be voicing his thoughts in a forum that he is being paid to produce. Frankly if Mr. Fletcher wishes to make his personal opinion public, he should be required to pay for that privilege by buying advertising space, not by using his paid publishing position. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure that the Liberals wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mind paying for his pro HST rhetoric â&#x20AC;&#x201D; they certainly arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t adverse to spending the peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard earned money to try and push through their greedy agenda.

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public health and preventative medicine from Ottawa in 1990, and has a master’s of science in epidemiology from the University of Ottawa. He is a clinical associate professor in the department of community health and epidemiology at UBC and an adjunct professor in the faculty of health and social development at UBC Okanagan. “I am honoured and excited to begin this position. My goal is to promote and protect health, and prevent

disease in our communities in the central Island region,” Hasselback said in a media release. “I am committed to providing effective responses to public health issues to meet the diverse needs of this area’s residents.” He has been involved at the provincial and national levels in both communicable and non-communicable challenges for public health and is currently the chair of the Health Officers Council of BC. He will commence his duties September 12, 2011.

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The Town of Qualicum Beach gives notice of its intention to close to traffic and remove the highway dedication of unimproved portions of highway located adjacent to 1157 and 1171 Pintail Drive outlined in bold, faintly labeled “CLOSED ROAD PLAN 12661” and labeled “PCL “A” and PCL “B” on the drawing below. The bylaw for this purpose, “Town of Qualicum Beach Road Closure Bylaw (Portions of Teal Road Between Butterball Drive and Pintail Drive) No. 666, 2011”, and a larger more detailed plan may be inspected at the Municipal Office, Town Hall, 201 – 660 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except statutory holidays during the period Friday, July 15 to Monday, August 8, 2011. Council will consider adoption of the bylaw closing the highway and removing its dedication, at its regular meeting to be held in the Council Chamber at Town Hall, 660 Primrose Street, on Monday, August 8, 2011 at 7:00 pm. Persons who consider they are affected by the bylaw will be provided an opportunity to make representations to Council at that meeting or by delivering a written submission to the Corporate Administrator by 1:00 pm on that date. Submissions become part of the public record. The Town of Qualicum Beach also gives notice that if Council adopts the Bylaw, Council intends to sell, in fee simple, the Closed Road as follows: • PCL “A” to George and Gladys Blackman for the purpose of consolidating PCL “A” of the Closed Road with their adjacent property at 1157 Pintail Drive, legally described as PID 002-250-802 Lot 14, Plan 12661, District Lot 108 Nanoose Land District, and who, as consideration for the transfer to them of the approximate 581 m2 portion of Closed Road, will pay the Town $100,000 • PCL “B” to William and Nancy Wilson for the purpose of consolidating PCL “B” of the Closed Road with their adjacent property at 1171 Pintail Drive, legally described as PID 004-803-701, Lot 15, Plan 12661, District Lot 108, Nanoose Land District, and who, as consideration for the transfer to them of the approximate 580 m2 portion of Closed Road, will pay the Town $100,000

The Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) has appointed Dr. Paul Hasselback as medical health officer for the central Island. “We are very pleased that Dr. Hasselback is joining our team,” said Dr. Richard Stanwick, Chief Medical Health Officer for VIHA last week. “With over 20 years of experience as a medical health officer in Alberta, Saskatch-

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The district hosts around 150 students a year from all over the world and while most are high school age, they have trouble finding families for the small number of Grade 6 to 8 students they get. Co-ordinator Sandi Wassbauer said they are particularly struggling to find a family for a student hoping to attend Springwood Middle School in Sep-

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Twelve million steps forward Parksville’s Forward House begins a virtual walk By AUREN RUVINSKY NEWS REPORTER Forward House in Parksville had a great annual summer barbecue last Friday where they introduced a unique plan to have people walk across the country. The society, which provides mental health and addictions recovery services, is looking for people to sponsor participants in the “virtual walk across the country in 80 days,” explained executive director Carol Richardson. People will wear pedometers donated by Pharmasave, which will measure their

daily progress around town as they try to cover the equivalent of the 7,314 km journey from Vancouver to St. John’s, Newfoundland. That’s estimated as an ambitious 12 million steps. People are invited to join the walk and/ or pledge a participant and watch the progress over the next couple months, finishing on Thanksgiving (October 10). Along with raising money and awareness the program is actually good exercise for those involved, Richardson said. Richardson said the barbecue was a big success, with great weather, raising

almost $1,000 toward improving their arts studio and supporting their programs on physical wellness and awareness of mental health issues. They are also continuing to invite the public to stop by and take part in their “community canvas” project with a canvas available to the public. They are observing the variables such as how many stop to look, versus actually painting, and the difference by age, gender and group size. Stop at the house at 129 E. Jensen Ave., across from city hall, or call 250-954-0785 for more information or to sponsor a walker.

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in our minds almost immediately: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Where was God in all this? How could this have been allowed to happen? Why didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t God stop it, if heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so loving and good?â&#x20AC;? The persistent suffering and evil we see in the world has caused many, many people to jettison altogether the very acceptance of Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s existence. Today, in the face of African famine and last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s slaughter in Norway â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to name just two current examples of countless others â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the souls of the dead can be heard with as much force as Abelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when God replied to Cain, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Your brotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blood cries to me out of the ground!â&#x20AC;? So many have died. And will die, seemingly mowed down by the forces of darkness. Is God in this at all? In a heartbeat we can reply, we can make a life-altering shift from an active reliance upon personal faith to a passive acceptance of lifeless fate. For there are no comfortable words on offer here. No quick relief. No easy answer. Yet there is one fact, which has allowed me to remain a Christian in the face of humanityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s malice and my desperate search to find some sense to it. It is this: I believe God accepts final responsibility for evil. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Somebodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got to pay for this!â&#x20AC;? we cry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I agree,â&#x20AC;? says God, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and I will do it. I will allow you to murder your Maker, to pay for

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â&#x20AC;? it. All of it.â&#x20AC;? And so Jesus Christ â&#x20AC;&#x201D; God, in human flesh â&#x20AC;&#x201D; was crucified, dead and buried, for the sins of the whole world. This was God ultimately accepting responsibility for the wickedness in the world. The death and (vindicating) resurrection of Jesus Christ is the greater answer to the immense question of evil. I realize not all of you are Bible believ-

ers, holding Scriptureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s point of view. The world appears dangerous, and our lives very, very fragile in the face of todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s headline. Yet the following, written by a prophet â&#x20AC;&#x153;for our instructionâ&#x20AC;? over 2,600 years ago in a time of overwhelming national suffering, speaks loud and clear to me this morning: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation.â&#x20AC;? (Habakkuk 3:17). Jesus said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Behold, I make all things new.â&#x20AC;? Christianity proclaims this to be on-going: Jesus transforms everything, every day. Perhaps what we call â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;evilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;sufferingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as well as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;mercyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;loveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x201D; arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t yet completely understood by us.

Perhaps, in the Cross of Christ, we have the beginnings of a response to the momentous question of evil. If so, there is limitless, renewing comfort offered to us, here and now. For Christ has died; Christ is risen; and Christ will come again. Guy Bellerby is Rector of Christâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church (Oceanside)

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GORMAN, FREDERICK JOHN 18 March 1940 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 24 July 2011 Fred died peacefully, after a long battle with ALS. He was a loving husband to Brenda (nee Lacosta) and wonderful father to Tim, Brett and Deborah. He was a beloved brother to Bob, Mary (Nicholas), Julie (deceased), Maureen (Irving) and Jean (Cassidy). He will be missed by his grandchildren & many nieces and nephews. We are very sad to lose him but glad that his struggle is over. A Mass to celebrate Fredâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life will be offered at the Church of the Ascension on Friday, July 29 at 11am In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, donations to the ALS Society would be appreciated.

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He leaves behind his mother Bonnie, daughter Alexis Van Ingen, sister Susan Miller and nephew Cameron, as well as his Aunt Penny (Reg) and her two daughters Krishna and Kimberly (Darrell) and her children Jessica & Travis and many friends. A Celebration of Life for Joe will be held on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 Parksville Bowling Alley at 6:30pm

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SUNDAY, JULY 31st, 6pm9pm, McMillan Art Centre 133 McMillan St., Parksville, male and female actors who are or can portray 35-45 yrs old. Locally written comedic plays, adult content and language, bring photo and resume. Stage manager needed. To be preformed Oct. 7th and 8th. For more info call Karalena at 250-752-2408.

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Mark William Lawrence WILSON

February 24, 1962 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; July 19, 2011 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mark Wilson who died peacefully in his sleep. Predeceased by grandparents, Ken & Barbara Orris, and Lydia & Sam Tinney, he is survived by loving parents, Don & Tina Wilson, sister Deb (Glen) and brothers Jim (Mel); Derral; Rick & Jerry; sister in-law Leah Wilson as well as 7 nieces and nephews and 2 great niece and nephew. He will be missed by his faithful and constant companions â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Turi, Murphy & Greystokes. Mark was born in Nanaimo, lived in Nanoose, Qualicum Beach, QB Sr. Sec, went on to graduate from Camosun College with honors in Computer Technology. He lived in Saskatoon, and Toronto where he worked. He returned to BC to live in Lantzville, BC. As Successful Businessman since 1997 with Cyber Logic Computer Service, he was well respected and always helpful to his customers. Mark was a volunteer at Lifeline in Nanaimo, was a member of PDQ Flyers Model Aviators, his passionate hobby as well as BNI Business group for many years. Fishing for halibut and salmon, with his Dad, was his greatest sport. A private family service was held on July 29th, 2011 to Celebrate his Life. Arrangements were made through Sands Funeral Chapel, Nanaimo.

Flowers are gratefully declined, but if friends wish, donations may be made to BC Heart & Stroke or a charity of their choice.

Mark will be deeply missed, forever loved but never forgotten.

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Lydia Forshner

Lydia was born March 4th, 1913 in Port Melon B.C. on the Sunshine Coast. She passed away peacefully July 7th, 2011 at The Gardens in Qualicum Beach. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, David in 1998. Lydia is survived by her son Ron Forshner (Yvette), daughter Barb Laplante ( Marcel), Grand children Brad Forshner (Janet), Lynnae Redmann (Jim), RenĂŠ Guerrier (Darrel) and Chad Laplante. Great Grandchildren Kyle, Annette, Naomi, Jared, Tyrel, Derrick, Shelby, Kailey and Gabrielle. Brother Jim Capustinsky (Florence), Sisters Anna Hrychuk and Eva Buck. One of 16 brothers and sisters, Lydia lived in Alberta where she met and married her husband Dave. They lived throughout B.C. and settled in Errington on a small hobby farm raising, showing and caring for horses until they retired and moved to French Creek. She spent the last 12 years living in her own home on her daughter and son in lawsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; farm in Coombs with her lovely dog Maggie always close by. She loved her garden, was a fabulous cook and loved talking and visiting with her friends and family. Her service was held at the Yates Chapel in Parksville, July 12th 2011.

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CASCADE Energy Services has immediate openings available for the following positions at their Grande Prairie AB, Fort St John, Hudson Hope, Dawson Creek, Tumble Ridge Divisions: Tank Truck Drivers, Hydro Vac Operators, Hot Oiler Operators, Pressure Truck Operators, Swampers. The successful candidates will be organized individuals with excellent personal skills and experience in a related field will be a definite asset. Knowledge of the industry, as well as the service area will also be taken into consideration. Current H2S and Level 1 First Aid, tickets will be required, as well as a current acceptable driver’s abstract. Pre-employment drug screening is mandatory. Competitive wages and benefits package will be offered. Please send resume complete with references and driver’s abstract to Cascade Services at 3, 9302-144 Avenue, Grande Prairie Alberta T8V 8E4, or by fax to (780)8320459, or by email to: hrgp@cascade-energy.ca We apologize but only those candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

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Medical Office Trainees Needed! Hospitals & Dr’s need Medical Office & Medical Admin staff!! No Experience? Need Training? Career Training & Job Placement Available! 1-888-778-0459

TRADES, TECHNICAL

SHIFT MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR

CONTROLLER A well established Kelowna based, underground utilities /road contractor has an immediate requirement for a controller. The successful applicant will have over five years of experience in the construction field after completion of their accounting designation, CA, CGA. They will be required to perform all aspects of accounting cycle up to and including financial statements. We are an aggressive company and require a strong aggressive person that is ready to take on new challenges and grow with the company. Remuneration complete with benefit package will be consummate with experience. Please reply to the Administrator by fax at 250-7659603, or phone 250-7659601.

Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following jobs: 1)Heavy Duty Mechanic. 2)Processor Operator. Fax resumes to 250-287-9259

Your family is very proud of you!

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HELP WANTED

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MEDICAL office assistant (MOA) required for a new specialist physician in Vernon, BC. Full time; remuneration equivalent to experience. drinkpen@gmail.com. 902-2200808

RETAIL STORE CLERK position permanent/part-time, up to 20 hours per week, $9/hr to start. Apply in person with resume to Meadowood Store, 1221 Meadowood Way, Dashwood.

TRADES, TECHNICAL • BRIDGEMAN/PILE DRIVER (bridgeman & welding exp.) • CONVENTIONAL CRANE OPERATOR (Cert.)

Required for Gadd Marine. Wages commensurate with experience. Please Fax: 1-250-754-3073 or e-mail: gadmar@telus.net

FULL-TIME CABINET BUILDER / INSTALLER Req. immediately for a busy Surrey / Port Kells location. The ideal candidate will be energetic with 5+ yrs. exp. Benefits after 3 months. Please E-mail resume: rose@continentalsfg.com or Fax: (1)604-882-3561

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

HOME CARE SUPPORT MOMMA “Z” In Home Care, private Care Aide for hire. Will take care of all your personal needs. Please call: 250-9514819 or 250-586-5513 today!

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

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

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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DISCOVERY COMMUNITY COLLEGE.com Needed in your area.

Call The News at 248-4341 ext. 260

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

PACIFIC RIM DRYWALL 21 yrs experience, reno’s & repairs, no job to small, local references. Drywall, drywall finishing, ceiling texture & skylight repair. Guaranteed workmanship. We’re in the Parksville Telus Yellow Pages under Drywall. Call Parksville at 250-586-7426.

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

HOME Renovations. Decks, House Painting, 25 yrs exp. Call Ron at 250-757-9130. TODD THE BUILDER. Renos, plumbing. High end portfolio incl. dental offices; custom homes. Call 250-752-1121

FREE MATCHING beige sofa & love seat, good condition. Pick-up only. (250)752-8640.

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 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.

“MAID IN SERVICE Cleaning” - Home/Office Cleaning,min 3 hrs please call Margit at 250240-9240. PAT’S HOME Care Service. Specializing in Personal Care And Home Cleaning. Honest, High Performance Standards Positive Attitude. Excellent Ref’s. Welcoming new Clients. Please Call 250-228-8201.

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

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PROVIDING RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL & GREEN ENERGY SERVICES

Your local electrician Answering your questions Solving your problems

Our success is your happiness!

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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

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

Scott @ 250-821-1994.

CONTRACTORS

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

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*Lawn Care. *Hedge & Shrub shaping. *Cleanups. *Untidy lots & brush cutting. *Small Haul 4x4 Dumptruck. Established 1991. Insured. Call Ken cell 250-927-4769

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

HANDYPERSONS OCEANSIDE HOUSE and home for repairs maintenance and pressure washing. Pete, (250)927-2641. SMALL JOB Specialist. Experienced Contractor. At home or business. Small jobs a Specialty. Reasonable rates. Professional workmanship. Refs. Dave: 250-954-7877.

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

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

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IRRIGATION/SPRINKLER SYSTEMS OCEANSIDE IRRIGATION DOCTOR Specializing in Repairs Spring start-ups & Fall blowouts 250-954-0551 (Parksville) 250-741-0551 (Nanaimo)

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

MOVING & STORAGE 2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)951-0010.

PAINTING A STROKE ABOVE Painting. Commercial & Residential. Interior/Exterior. WCB, liability insurance. All jobs warranted. See what we can do! Dave 250-248-0335, 250-240-2310. BC PAINTING Inside/Ext 20 years exp. no job too small 250-248-1160 / 250-240-4700 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.

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

PETS PET CARE SERVICES

GARAGE SALES

GARAGE SALES

GARAGE SALES

CHARTWELL, 788 Tribune Pl. Jul 30 (9-12).

PARKSVILLE, 1586 River Cresc. July 30 (8:00-2:00) Elliptical, Slate blue leather couch, foosball/air hockey table and lots of other great stuff.

PARKSVILLE, 689 Wedgewood Cresc. Jul 30 & 31st (8-3). Fishing reels/ rods, sewing maching and lots more.

CHARTWELL OFF Bennett Rd in Qualicum Beach: 1026 Cardinal Way., Sat & Sun, July 30 & 31, 8am-2pm. 2nd Annual Biscotti Di Notte Christmas in July garage sale. Under the big white tent in the backyard. Something for everyone.

ESTATE CLEARANCE SALE #127 Fern Road East Qualicum Beach Tues-Fri, July 26, 27, 28, & 29, 10am-3pm. Housewares, jewelry, furnishings, and much, much more! Hosted by Smart Move Services smartmoveservices.ca

GIANT CHURCH GARAGE SALE QUALICUM BEACH BAPTIST CHURCH 600 Beach Rd. (by the train station) Saturday August 6th from 8am-2pm Refreshments and More! Lots of stuff for everyone! NANOOSE SCHOONER Cove area- 3335 Blueblack Drive, Sat, July 30, 9-2. Household, home decor, bedding, antique furniture & much more. Something for everyone

PARKSVILLE: 1769 Admiral Tryon Blvd, Sat., Jul 30, 9-5. Estate Sale. Bronzes, leather jackets, dolls, collectable’s, pictures & household items. No early birds! PARKSVILLE- 191 WEST 5th Ave, Sat, July 30, 8am-4pm. Multi-family! Moving must sell many terrific items. PARKSVILLE, 355 McKinnon St. Jul 30 (8-2). Estate Sale. Lots of furniture, antiques, Shop Rider Scooter, bedding & much, much more. PARKSVILLE, #5-318 Banks Ave East. Jul 30 (9-1). Videos, books, various household items. PARKSVILLE595 Hawthorne Rise, Sat, July 30, 9am-? No Early Birds! Household, building supplies, tools. PARKSVILLE, 620 Ermineskin Jul 30 (9-1). Household items, power tools, antique stoneware, childrens item & lots more. No earlybirds. PARKSVILLE: 631 Temple St. Sat & Sun, July 30 & 31, 9:30am-2:30pm. Garage Sale and 3rd Annual ladies Clothing Sale. Designer & some new. Plus, some vintage. No early birds, rain or shine! PARKSVILLE, 657 Soriel Rd. Jul 30 (8:30-1:30). Downsizing household, playhouse, toys, clothes, lots of good stuff.

PARKSVILLE, 715 Temple St. Sat Jul 30 (9-3). Multi family. Good stuff. Rain or shine! PARKSVILLE 752 Soriel Dr (cul-de-sac) Windstar trailer hitch, fridge blk. cross top, king size matt.,love seat,3 int.doors +frames/hrdwr,crown moulding,single electric bed,2 exercize bikes, tables + 4 chairs,garden items & plants, painted wood items, hshld items & misc. Sat.&Sun.8-3. 250-951-3005.

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE APPLIANCES FREEZER, 15.75 cu ft, energy saver, $150 obo. Call (250)468-7111.

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

PARKSVILLE, 8 Joshua Tree Pl. July 30 (8-1). Moving sale. Everything must go. Kids toys, household items, xmas decos, clothes, etc.

BELLEVUE RECONDITIONED APPLIANCES

QUALICUM, 1057 Centre Cresc. Rd. Jul 30 & 31 (8:30-3). Massive moving/multi family. Toys, household, tools, garden tools, patio set, bed frame, TV’s and much more.

FULL WARRANTY. Large Showroom

QUALICUM, 518 Sycamore Dr. Sat Jul 30 (8-?). Lots of records, videos, record players, clothes, QS brass bed, bed linen etc. etc. QUALICUM, 619 Belyea Rd. Jul 30 (8-1). Vilas & mahogany furniture, Victorian chair, kitchen table & 6 chairs, freezer, lamps, 2 TV’s, maple ent. centre and more QUALICUM, 913 View Rd., Sat, July 30, 9am-3pm. Downsizing Sale. Washer & Dryer, dresser, tables, junior Murphy bed, book shelves, gazebo and much more.

Sales & Service. 1040 BELLEVUE ROAD Parksville 250-248-8251

BUILDING SUPPLIES

Rebar For Sale

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

250-954-5704 ROUGH CEDAR for sale: different sizes, big beams, make an offer. Call (250)752-5262.

FRIENDLY FRANK 14’ TUBULAR STEEL driveway/farm GATE, $99. (250)586-7266.

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.

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!

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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 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):offers, several artificial flower arrangements:$25 ea.,Palliser leather matching loveseat & chair (both reclining):offers, 2 lamps with burgundy shades: $30 pr., Call 250-752-8079.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE DOWNSIZING. EVERYTHING must go. Trampoline, garage shelves, dressers, desks, table /chairs & more. 250-586-0211 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? RED ENVELOPE - Unique & Personalized Gifts for All Your Friends & Family! Starting at $19.95. Visit: www.redenvelope.com/Jewel for an extra 20% off or Call 1888-473-5407. SALE $2000 NEW 8X10 GREENHOUSE 6 auto gas filled adj. vents 2 6’6” slide doors opt. shelf alum. heat cured powder coat box style frame system 250-210-1648

REAL ESTATE ACREAGE 20 ACRE Ranch Foreclosures Near Booming El Paso, Texas Was $16,900, Now $12,900, $0 Down, take over payments, $99/mo. Beautiful views, owner financing, FREE map/pictures 800-755-8953.

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

RENTALS 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 255 HIRST- 2 bdrms, $925. Ardent Properties. (250)7530881. www.ardent properties.com 297 HIRST- 2 bdrms, 2 bath $1200. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com ERRINGTON 1 BDRM Apt, priv entrance, no pets. $585 hydro incld. 250-954-0535. ERRINGTON 1 BDRM- private entrance. Avail Sept 1. $550/mo+ utils. Refs req’d. Call (250) 954-0191. 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. QUALICUM WATERFRONT, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 55+ condo, underground prkg, hot tub, exercise room, BBQ, F/P, 5 appls, $1100. Avail now. Call 250752-0101 or 250-951-6213.

FOR SALE BY OWNER

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

FRENCH CREEK lvl entry 3 bdrm up 1 bdrm self contained suite. Hardwood flrs, dbl garage. $420,000. 250-954-1511

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

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 PARKSVILLE: ESTATE Sale Rancher, 39 Magnolia Dr. $349,900. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, brick gas F/P in family room, kitchen center island with eating bar, living & dining rooms, 5 appl’es, dbl garage, patio with cover, central vac, RV parking with hook-up, fenced backyard with shed. Close to schools, bus. 250-954-3566.

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

COTTAGES

MOBILE HOMES & PADS ERRINGTON, 3 bdrm, freshly reno’d mobile on shared acreage. f/s,w/d, gas fireplace. Covered deck, small shop, fenced yard, pet friendly, very private & quiet. $900. 250248-8097

MODULAR HOMES ERRINGTON- 2 BDRM, 2 bath, $1000/mo inclds full statelite, 6 appls, Pets ok. Refs req’d. (250)228-2055.

HOMES FOR RENT 3 Bdrm Rancher on Hirst Ave, close to downtown Sorry no pets. $1200/m 250 248 8384 or 250 954 5234 3 BDRM RANCHER ON ACREAGE, 1 BATH, WOOD STOVE, SHARED HYDRO, MINUTES FROM COW RIVER/TRIAL, 15 MINS TO DUNCAN. 250-7493188 AVAIL. Sept. 15th - 2600 sqft - 2 sty home in Eaglecrest, on golf c. & ocean views - 4 bdr, 3 bth, fmly rm, wood stve/elect, 5 appl. Dble gar, NS. NP. Ref’s req. $1,650 /mth. util. Call Lanny 250 937 9474

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 FRENCH CREEK- waterfront, 3 bdrms, 2 bath, lovely older home. Lease available. $1700. 250-334-3126, 1-604-3291595. HILLIERS- 2 bdrm+ bonus room, $1000. Sm pet considered. Refs Req’d. Available now. Gesse, 250-607-8886 or 250-228-3352. MODERN 2-BDRM Beachfront. Furnished, 5 appls, gas F/P. NS/NP. $1000./mo + hydro. Sept. 1 - June 30, 2012. (250)752-4153, Qualicum. PARKSVILLE- 2 BDRM, small garage, f/s, d/w, small dog ok, no cat, N/S. Available Now. $1100/mo. 250-248-8338. 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. PARKSVILLE, nicely landscaped yard surrounds cute 2+ bedroom home for lease next to downtown , suitable for mature individuals, landscape maintenance included, most appliances. $1100 per month. Please call 250 738 0524

PARKSVILLE, 1 bdrm + den, rural main flr character home. FP/porch/laundry. NS,NP, 55+ single. $750 250-248-9648 PARKSVILLE, 3/4 bdrm, 1 1/2 baths, fenced back yd. Close to schools, hot tub, office/den, 5 appli’s., heat & cooled by heat pump, N/S, $1450 p/mo. Avail Sept 1st. 250-390-2325 PARKSVILLE: 3 bdrm well maint rancher, newly painted, quiet street, gas fireplace, 5 appls, fenced yard. $1200/mo, incls water & sewer. Avail now. Call 1-604-986-3877. PARKVILLE. 2-BDRM cottage on acreage, avail immediately. & 3-bdrm house, Englishman River area. (250)228-3177.

2 BDRM OCEANVIEW Cottage @ Bowser Bills RV Park, basic cable & hydro incld’d. $875 p/mo. Ph: 250-757-8880 COOMBS, 1 bdrm reno’d cottage, F/S, W/D, 9-1015 Virginia Rd., avail immed, $650 + utils, call 250-248-2285. QUALICUM BEACH, B.C. Cottage by the Sea, walking distance to town. Lovely, quaint two bedroom, 1.5 baths, fully furnished cottage close to the beach with a walking path down to Judges Row in Qualicum Beach. F/P, patio and semi-private courtyard, shared laundry & parking. $1100 p/mo incld’s internet, cable, & all util’s. N/S, N/P. Pictures & map showing location available upon request. Please call: 254-594-3739 or 604-307-1314

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.

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QUALICUM BAY- Cozy, 2 bdrm, 1500sq ft home. Hardwood & tile floors, nice garden, lrg deck, W/D, F/S. NS/NP. Avail Sept 1. $1000+ utils. 250-757-9698, 250-240-6202.

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

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.

EMERALD ESTATES 1 bdrm, walk in shower, hydro & housekeeping incl. Meal plan avail. $1100./mo. Call 250390-2991

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.

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.

ROYAL LEPAGE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 250-752-6926 please refer to our website: www.parksvillerealestate.com to view our rental properties

Wendy Hofforth, Property Manager Rental Properties Nanoose Bay/Parksville/ Qualicum Beach For current rentals please check my website: www.vanislandrealty.com 124 Craig St., P.O. Box 460 Parksville, B.C. V9P 2G6 Toll Free: 1-866-386-2735 e-mail: cbpropertymanage ment@shaw.ca

STORAGE

AUTO SERVICES

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

MOBILE MECHANIC serving the North Island. Affordable Rates. Peter, 250-895-9670.

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

SUITES, LOWER

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

COLUMBIA BEACH: Brand new level entry 1 bdrm, separate entrance, (4) new appls, $750 inclds utils. NS/NP. Avail Aug. 15. (250)752-1828.

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

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

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

PARKSVILLE (CENTRAL)$695 inclds utils/internet/cable, newly reno’d 1 bdrm grd level suite, W/D, seperate entrance, use of back yrd, parking. NS/NP. Available Sept 1. (250)954-3495.

RV PADS

SUITES, UPPER

COOMBS: LONG term RV site, avail. Sept. 1st. Small adult oriented park. Includes deck & storage shed, $375./mo includes cable. Metered hydro. (250)586-1372.

ERRINGTON, PRIVATE bach suite, incls heat/hydro, cable, N/S, N/P, $575 mo, avail Sept. 1st, call 250-248-2101.

Call 250-248-6504

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

CARS 1963 FORD GALAXY 500- 4 door, good running order, red w/white roof, everything original. $5000. (250)752-2876.

250-248-7100.

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.

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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.

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

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1990, 34’ Bounder Class A, 85,000km, rear queen bed, with separate exit & full bath, F/S + more. Well maintained, new awning, $15,000. (250)203-2018 before 8pm.

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

UTILITY TRAILERS 2006 ROYAL Heavy Duty enclosed cargo trailer, white, 13,800lb capacity 8.5wx16.5lx82”h, 16” tires, twin 7000lb axles, no rivets. Asking $7500, obo. (250)9324309.

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SPORTS By JAMES CLARKE PQ NEWS SPORTS It was medals by the dozen for the kids from Oceanside Track and Field recently, as they turned in a great showing at the provincials. A showcase for the top track and field athletes in the province, the 2011 BC Athletics Championships Jamboree was played out in Coquitlam at Percy Perry Stadium July 15 to 17. “What an outstanding facility. The track was a Mondo surface, like the tracks used in the Olympics, and it is always a fast surface,” OTFC coach Kim Longmuir said after, pointing out that despite the very wet conditions, most of the athletes competing achieved personal or seasonal best performances. “Every single race was down to the wire,” she said, with the Midget and Youth athletes competing to achieve the Legion

standard time and hoping to be selected to the BC Team to travel to Ottawa in August for the Midget (Ages 15) and Youth (Ages 16 and 17) Canadian Championships. In the end, OTFC athletes reeled in four first place finishes, four seconds, four thirds, and five fourths. “In the 25 events our kids competed in, there were 16 personal bests and three seasonal bests,” Longmuir said. While the B.C.s were the end of the road for the younger members of OTFC, three of the older athletes earned themselves a trip to the Legion Nationals in Ottawa Aug. 3 to 9. Thomas Oxland and Miryam Bassett both made Team BC on their strength of their medal performances. Oxland won gold medals in both the 800m and 1200m, and grabbed silver in the 1500m Steeplechase, all in personal

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The Oxland twins, Thomas and Peter, above getting in a run during their training session at BSS on Thursday, will be traveling to Ottawa with teammate Miryam Bassett to compete in the Nationals Aug. 9. best times. Bassett mined gold medals in the 800m and 1200m, “running strongly from the front in both races to win in excel-

lent times.” Longmuir said Oxland was in the lead going into the final steeplechase barrier, “but stumbled upon

landing allowing his competitor to edge him out at the line.” Both Oxland and Bassett ran Canadian age class times.

Outstanding perKabir Bellerose formances were also finished second in turned in by Peter the 200m, fourth in Oxland, who finished the 200m Hurdles and third in the Steepleninth in the 100m chase and 1200m, and hurdles. fourth in the 800m. PeRebecca Bassett ter just missed makwas sixth in the 3000m ing Team BC, but by and seventh in the meeting the Legion 1500m. standard, he earned Tkia King was the right to compete sixth in the 1200m and in the Nationals as a seventh in the 2000m. club member. Taylor Chestnut This marks the was 11th in the 400m first year of eligibility and 12th in the 800m, for the Nationals for both in personal best all three athletes. times. “It was pretty Kim and husband nerve-wracking up and co-coach Randy to the beginning but both had special once I got a few races props for graduating in it was really good,” member Jenn ErickThomas answered son, who competed in when asked if he felt what might be her last any pressure. track competition as The competition, an OTFC member. said his brother, “was Jenn, said Kim, a lot tougher than I has been a ‘lifer’ with thought it would be.” OTFC, starting with In other results, the club at age nine OTFC’s Brycen “and capping off 10 Dorsay was second in years of being a very the Triple Jump and talented athlete,” fourth in the 100m and finishing with a silver Long Jump. medal in the 800m and Daniel Stewart a bronze medal in the placed third in the 400m. Shot Put and fourth in the Hammer Throw. SEE ATHLETES ON A29

Young Royals squad battle Victoria to end the ball season “Great way to end the season at home,” Junior Royals head coach Kevin Biro surmised proudly Monday after the dust had settled on his baseball squad’s year-ending fourgame home stand. “The boys played the best they have all season,” said the longtime local

player and veteran Royalturned-mentor, adding, “it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish, and we finished our last home stand very strong.” Especially on Saturday. Against White Rock for their first of two BCJPBL double headers up at Springwood Park, Parksville’s Andrew Evernden gave up only two runs against the hard-hitting

Tritons and pitched the complete game (seven innings) for the 7-2 win on the hill. “White Rock banged out 10 hits, but Andrew battled back and got us out of some jams,” coach Biro said in his post-weekend recap. Evernden, he pointed out, was recently selected to play at the Western Canadian Games in Kam-

loops in August. “His composure on the mound has vastly improved since the start of the year, and his numbers have improved alongside it.” Biro also had props for his defence which “was outstanding in both games,” pointing to Liam Ballance and Justin Dieleman who were rock solid on the left side of

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Minor ball teams extend their seasons into playoffs PARKSVILLE — From Oceanside Minor Baseball president Mike Parlow comes word the local rep boys of summer will be taking to the field at their respective provincial championships this weekend. According to Parlow, the Mosquitos took the hard road to the B.C.s at their zone playdowns in

Ladysmith last weekend as they gave up a big lead late in the game and settled for a tie against Port Alberni, then had to dig deep for a crucial win over Salt Spring to grab the third and final berth to the provincials, which run this weekend in Surrey. Oceanside’s Peewee Reds were in Courtenay recently for their four-

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Athletes, coaches still in season Jenn recently graduated from Kwalikum Secondary School and is looking to travel in the near future and then pursue her education and track at Simon Fraser University. IN OTHER NEWS OTFC’s younger athletes had a great meet in Kamloops last weekend as they capped off their season at the JD Championships (junior development for ages 9-13) with still more gold medals for they

club. Makayla Hoey took gold in the girls 12 80m Hurdles (13.31), gold in the High Jump (1.45m); gold in Long Jump (4.55m) and gold in 3kg Shot Put (8.90m). The local standout also earned silver medals in the 300m Dash (44.81) and the 200m Hurdles (30.45) and in the Javelin Throw (25.12m). Serena Woolnough garnered gold in the 11 year old Girls Discuss throw (17.65 m) and silver in the Girls 11 2kg Shot Put

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Annau gave up only four hits and Parksville trimmed White Rock 1-0 in a battle royale. A pitchers duel from start to finish, the game was scoreless through to the bottom of the 10th. “Outstanding pitching by both starters. The best Annau, and all of our pitchers have pitched all year,” said the coach. Annau, he said, has been chosen to represent Team BC in the Pacific Northwest Championships in Centralia, Washington. Blake Heemskerk came on in relief in the 10th inning for P-ville and pitched himself out of a jam to keep it scoreless. “Once again, White Rock put the ball into play and Ballance and Dieleman were solid on the left side of the infield.” In the bottom of the 10th, Dieleman got on in the inning with a walk, and Eric Nigut from beautiful downtown Bowser came through in the clutch with a double to score Dieleman from first to win the game 1-0. Eric, said his coach, “also had a career day at the

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Junior Royals’ ace Nic Annau pitched nine shutout innings against the Tritons last Saturday. park with a couple of hits and played solid defense all day.” Back at it Sunday the local juniors were not as fortunate as they battled hard but came up on the short end of 10-4, 7-0 finals to the Victoria Eagles. “We didn’t play as sharp as the previous day but a very positive weekend of baseball.” Nolan Badovinac got to start his first game of the year and

went five strong innings, and Ballance, another young prospect, banged out three hits on the day for five on the weekend. “It was a great day at the ball park,” said the upbeat Biro. “We had lots of key at bats, clutch defense, role players, and team at bats. It was a team effort and team win and everyone played their part. We have come so far as a team since the

start of the year. Our record (6-42 for last in the 13-team league) does not represent the athletes we have on this team.” The junior team had two players reach 40 hits on the season; two players made select teams and five players were called up to play on the senior team and contributed in the Senior Royals’ three wins in their final four games of the regular season. “I firmly believe we have some serious athletes in the making,” said Biro. “As a coach, I could not ask for a better group of players. Their hard work, determination and commitment is the best in the league (and) although we didn’t get the record we desired or deserved, it certainly was a positive year and looks very optimistic going forward. “Some very promising athletes, some terrific up and comers and some strong guys moving into the senior team next season. The future looks very bright for the Royals organization. I am extremely happy and proud of all of my athletes.” sports@pqbnews.com

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Top Secret Bluegrass Band from Calgary, Alberta will be one of 10 bands playing at the 33rd annual Coombs Bluegrass Festival this weekend.

• No General Meetings in August • Aug. 23 - Branch 211 • Hall Rentals Call 250-752Executive Meeting 9632 • Legion is open for stat holidays

SPECIAL EVENTS • Fri. Aug 5 Karaoke 7:30pm • Sat. Aug 6 Dance to the Amigos 8 pm $5 • Fri. Aug. 19 Karaoke 7:30pm • Sat. Aug. 20 Dance “Crosstown Express” 8pm $5 • Fri. Aug. 26 Music Trivia 7pm

• Thurs. Aug. 4 British Pub Night 5:00 pm $7 • Aug. 1 - BC Day Salmon BBQ 4pm • Fri. Aug. 12 Pasta Night (after meat • Aug. 7 - No Junk Garage Sale draw) $7 10am to 3pm • Sat. Aug. 13 Golf and Dinner $55/person • Aug. 14 - Chess Tournament 9am (carts extra) 2:00 shotgun start to 5pm • Sat. Aug.20 Cluck & Pluck Dinner/Dance Welcome our Afghanistan troops home!

6:30 pm $12

• Aug. 21 - 211 Indy Lawnmower Derby (registration at 11am)

ONGOING EVENTS

By LISSA ALEXANDER NEWS REPORTER

• BINGO: Sun, Mon, Thurs. & Friday • BIRTHDAY CLUB – 2nd Tuesday each month 4pm • Cribbage 2nd Sunday of each month 12:30pm • Euchre every Monday 1:30pm • Dance to TIMBERLINE Wednesday 7:30 pm No Cover • Dominoes every Thursday 1:00pm • Men’s Pool every Saturday 11:30am • MEAT DRAWS – Every Saturday 3pm-5pm

• Meat draw Fri. & Sat. 4:00pm • Crib - Monday 7:00 pm • Ladies’ Pool - Tuesday 1-4:00pm • Texas Hold’Em - Tuesday 7:00pm • Monthly Birthday Celebration 2nd Wed. 4pm • Mexican Train - Thursday 1:30pm • FREE: HORSESHOES, DARTS AND UPSTAIRS POOL

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The 33rd Coombs Bluegrass Festival is set to take place this weekend, with a variety of popular bluegrass bands coming from Oklahoma, Illinois, Calgary, Vancouver and Vancouver Island. Music begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 29, at the Coombs Rodeo Grounds, and runs throughout the weekend until 10:30 Sunday night. There are a number of workshops that will also be held during the weekend, put on by members of Mark Phillips and IIIrd Generation and Special Consensus, both from the United States. “We’re taking advantage of the fact that we have the real traditional bluegrass bands (coming),” said organizer Linda Thorburn. There will also be a Slow Pitch workshop with local bluegrass veteran Colleen O’Brien and a clogging workshop

GENERAL

Summer Hours (July & August) Sunday: 1:00pm-7:00pm Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 11:30am6:30pm Wednesday & Friday: 11:30am-11:00pm Saturday: 11:30am-7:00pm (if no activities)

• Fri. Aug 12 Music Trivia 7pm

Bluegrass festival marks 33rd year

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The Coombs Bluegrass Festival has drawn excellent performers from across North America. by the Rainbow Stew Cloggers. A number of vendors will be at the show this weekend selling food, souvenirs and crafts and raffle draws this year include cedar folding chairs, an Art and Lutherie Guitar and a bluegrass souvenir package. A pancake breakfast will be available from 8 to 10 a.m. Sunday morning and an intermediate jam

will be held Sunday evening with Vancouver band High Rise Lonesome. Admission to the festival is $75 for the weekend, including camping, $65 for seniors and students and kids 12 and under are free. Day passes are also available. For a schedule and details about the 10 bands playing at this year’s festival visit www.coombsbluegrass.com.

This summer could be a scorcher.

Nearly half of wildfires in British Columbia are caused by human carelessness. Please prevent and report wildfires. To report a wildfire, call *5555 on your cell.

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For more information, visit www.BCforestfireinfo.gov.bc.ca

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The Old School House in Qualicum Beach will don new solid fir, heritage

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Strain & Company is pleased to announce the one year anniversary of Keith Randall joining our ofďŹ ce. We specializes in Family Law and we are currently accepting new clients. Please call ahead to book an appointment.

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doors thanks to the Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach and the Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach Sunrise. The two clubs donated $7,400 for the new doors, to be put on the sides of the building when the current renovations are complete and in time for the 100th anniversary celebrations of the building next July. The executive director of TOSH, Corinne James, said the current doors in those locations swell in the winter making them nearly impossible to open and causing a fire hazard. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have these wonderful new doors that will last for the next one hundred years,â&#x20AC;? she said. The art centre is owned by the Town of Qualicum Beach and operated by the art gallery. Town council-

Qualicum Beach Rotary Clubs hand over money for new heritage doors to be installed at TOSH. From left, Allan Gannon, president of The Rotary Club of Q.B. Sunrise, Michele Jack, president of The Rotary Club of Q.B., Vivien Sears, president of TOSH, Corinne James, executive director of TOSH, Mary Brouilette, town liaison with TOSH, and Ben Thomas, public works foreman with the town. LISSA ALEXANDER PHOTO

lor Mary Brouilette said the building has heritage status and therefore heritage doors were needed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Rotary Clubs

Town staff have been working to repair the foundation, structural framing, drainage, and other work on the heritage

building for the past few months. There is no end date set for completion of the renovations at this time.

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Rathtrevor Park near Parksville. PQ NEWS FILE PHOTO

walks. Activities are free but donations are appreciated. Activities run 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday. The Rathtrevor Nature House is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily throughout August and has ice cream, pop, stuffed animals and books for sale to help support interpretive programs in the park. For more information call RLC Parks Services at 250-248-3198.

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2011 Aerolite 288 RLSL Rear living room, outdoor kitchen, Loaded with all options!

$

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$

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$

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2011 Jazz 325 CK

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$

2011 Jazz 285 RG Large slide, arctic pkg, thermo windows. Camp in comfort pkg.

$

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2011 Jazz 265 RL

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$

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$

2012 Sonoma 26 BHS

Popular rear bunks, large fridge, air, awning, micro, black tank flush, glacier pkg.

$

$

22,900

2011 North Country 29 RKS

Large slide, separate walk around front bed, glacier pkg., exterior shower, black tank flush

18,900

2011 North Country 28 BH

24,900

2012 Tahoe 23QB

Popular rear kitchen, separate bathroom, separate bedroom, couch, rockers, dual panel windows. Loaded with features!

$

27,900

2007 Travelair Genesis 340

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$

$

Built in Alberta for Canadian winters. Full winter pkg. 3 slides, washer, dryer ready, mint.

26,900

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1998 Cardinal Double Slide

$

64,900

1996 Wilderness 25

$

34,900

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THE NEWS, Friday, July 29, 2011 •

B11

You should SEE what’s in our SHOWROOM!

Employee Pricing on ALL NEW FORDS

WOW!

$AVE

2012 FORD FOCUS HB

2008 F150 FOOSE

2006 MUSTANG GT 47,000 kms

Auto., black on black, only 52,000 kms

RED-HOT SAVINGS!

RED-HOT SAVINGS!

2 TO CHOOSE FROM

RED-HOT SAVINGS!

$ STK# 11410A

22,995

2008 AVALANCHE LTZ

$

$ STK# 93018X

38,500

STK# 92902C

19,995

2005 F250 DIESEL 4X4

2008 FORD RANGER 73,000 kms

Easy to see value!

RED-HOT SAVINGS!

RED-HOT SAVINGS!

WOW! 29,000 kms! RED-HOT SAVINGS!

$ STK# 93152

35,588

2011 RAPTOR SVT Crew, black on black, 600 kms

$

STK# 11185A

2012 FORD MUSTANG RARE SHELBY GT 500

$

64,995

2006 CADILLAC ESCAPE Black on black, luxury

STK# 93165

29,783

2009 LINCOLN MKS AWD 43,400 kms, beautiful car

STK# 92921

33,888

69,996

2011 MUSTANG ROUSH CONVERTIBLE All the car

RED-HOT SAVINGS!

$ STK# 11406A

STK# 93175

2008 MUSTANG GT CONVERTIBLE

5 speed, 63,400 kms

$ STK# 11350A

Local truck RED-HOT SAVINGS!

$

$ STK# 93133

11,995

2011 F350 SUPERCAB 4X4 LARIAT DIESEL

RED-HOT SAVINGS!

29,878

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$

63,495

22,848

2005 SEBRING CONVERTIBLE

RED-HOT SAVINGS!

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$

7 passenger, great local trade

$ STK# 93182

19,891

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RED-HOT SAVINGS!

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$

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RED-HOT SAVINGS!

STK# 93159

9,995

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55,995

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It’s that time of year again! It’s time for our annual summer sale!

20-50% OFF SPRING & SUMMER COLLECTIONS Great deals from your favorite designers!

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Off

40%

$

ALL

Horse Bridles

9.97

20%Off

(While quantities last)

Until August 15th

*No Rain Cheques!

All Nursery Stock

Cast Iron Plant Trolleys

Scotts

32-0-4

Turf Builder Pro 5.5 kg bag

$

ALL

Advantek

15%Off

Galvanized Live Animal Traps 2 pack

Dog Toys

Now Only

17.97

reg. $21.99 (While quantities last)

Until August 15th

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M E R M S U ALE DAYS S

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845 Qualicum Rd., Qualicum Beach • 250-594-1117

ALL OUTDOOR POTTERY

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$19

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Trip auction deadline extended to Aug. 12 NANAIMO — It’s not too late to take a nautical trip down memory lane aboard the SS Minnow. The vessel, made famous by the 1960s TV hit, Gilligan’s Island, is owned by Quality Foods’ Ken Schley, who has offered a chance for four lucky castaways to go on a three-hour tour of Nanaimo Harbour in a bid to raise money for the Oceanside Hospice Society. More than just a boat trip, the tour will see the

UNSURPASSED

FUEL ECONOMY**

$

14,849 *

AVAILABLE BEST-IN-CLASS

PAYLOAD AND TOWING

$

55,904

*

winning bidder of the silent auction join Capt. Schley on the adventure while sampling gourmet foods and fine wines. Bidding, which starts at $2,000, has been extended to Aug. 12. For more information, please call 250-752-6227. — Black Press

BARB T.

BRYAN V. ADEKEMI S.

Service Plan Manager Service Technician Financial Analyst

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IN PRICE ADJUSTMENTS

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Employee Price Adjustment..................$1,600* Delivery Allowance...................................$5,000*

Includes $1,450 freight.

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• 4.0L V6 ENGINE • 5-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION • FOG LAMPS • 15 INCH MACHINED-ALUMINUM WHEELS

AVAILABLE BEST IN CLASS

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NON-HYBRID MODELS

$

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Total Eligible Price Adjustment...$9,621*

Includes $1,550 freight and air tax.

8.9L/100km 32MPG HWY** 12.9L/100km 22MPG CITY**

2011 F-350 SUPER CREW LARIAT DIESEL 4X4

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Employee Price Adjustment..................$8,395* Delivery Allowance...................................$5,500*

Includes $1,550 freight and air tax.

Total Eligible Price Adjustment...$13,895*

• FOG LAMPS • HEATED/COOLED LEATHER SEATS • POWERSCOPE™ TRAILER TOW MIRRORS • REVERSE VEHICLE AID SENSOR • SYNC®‡‡ VOICE-ACTIVATED CONNECTIVITY SYSTEM • 18 INCH PREMIUM CAST-ALUMINUM WHEELS

bcford.ca

WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ^Employee Pricing (“Employee Pricing”) is available from June 16/11 to August 31/11 (the “Program Period”) on the purchase or lease of most new 2011/2012 Ford/Lincoln vehicles (excluding all chassis cab and cutaway body models, F-150 Raptor and Mustang BOSS 302). Employee Pricing refers to A-Plan pricing ordinarily available to Ford employees (excluding any CAW negotiated program or other periodic employee special offer). The new vehicle must be delivered or factory ordered during the Program Period from your participating Ford Dealer. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Employee Pricing is not combinable with, CPA, GPC, CFIP, Daily Rental Allowance, A/X/Z/D/F-Plan and A/Z-Plan Loyalty program incentives. *Purchase a new 2011 Ranger Super Cab Sport 4X2/2011 F-150 Super Cab XLT 4X2/2011 F-350 Super Crew Lariat Diesel 4X4 for 14,849/$25,328/$55,904 after Total Eligible Price Adjustments of $6,600/$9,621/$13,895 deducted (Total Eligible Price Adjustment is a combination of Employee Price adjustment of $1,600/$3,621/$8,395 and Delivery Allowance of $5,000/$6,000/$5,500). Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Employee Price Adjustments and Delivery Allowances have been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,450/$1,550/$1,550 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Delivery Allowances can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Delivery Allowances are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. ▼Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR, non-hybrid. Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2011 F-150 4X2 3.7L V6 SST: 12.8L/100km city and 8.9L/100km hwy based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading and driving habits. ◆Maximum towing capacity of 24,400 lbs. on F-450 when properly equipped with 5th wheel/goose neck. GVWR. Maximum payload capability of 7,070 lbs. on F-350 when properly equipped. Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR. **Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2011 Ranger FEL 4X2 2.3L I4 5-Speed manual transmission: [10.0L/100km (28MPG) city, 7.7/100km (37MPG) hwy] / 2011 Ranger 4X2 4.0L V6 5-speed Manual transmission (model priced): [13.5L/100km (21MPG) City, 9.8L/100km (29MPG) Hwy]/ 2011 F-150 4X2 3.7L V6 6-speed Automatic transmission: [12.9L/100km (22MPG) City, 8.9L/100km (32MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading and driving habits. ††Remember that even advanced technology cannot overcome the laws of physics. It’s always possible to lose control of a vehicle due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions. ‡‡Some mobile phones and some digital media players may not be fully compatible – check www.syncmyride.com for a listing of mobile phones, media players, and features supported. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. Ford recommends that drivers use caution when using mobile phones, even with voice commands. Only use mobile phones and other devices, even with voice commands, not essential to driving when it is safe to do so. SYNC is optional on most new Ford vehicles.

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SS Minnow embarks on yet another three-hour tour QF’s Ken Schley and his SS Minnow. PQ NEWS FILE PHOTO


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