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Tristan Devaughn enjoys a run down the big slip ‘n slide. Tristan was one of some 50 kids that turned out for Parksville Taekwondo Academy’s annual summer barbecue down at JAMES CLARKE PHOTO the Parksville Community Park on Saturday. More on page A29.

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Man says he was beaten by local police The Oceanside RCMP’s staff sergeant says he’s investigating the claims of a local man, who says he was punched

repeatedly by a police officer Saturday night near the Temple Store on Highway 19A in Parksville.

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Trying to find an affordable, decent place to live, is the base on THE NEWS’ ongoing series on affordable housing in the mid-Island area. The series continues today.

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Shannon Willey knows the heartbreaking images from Somalia are just the tip of a famine iceberg that is starting to encompass the entire Horn of Africa. For this reason, the

member of the Christian Fellowship Centre in Qualicum Beach has put her shoulder to the wheel among others in her congregation to help organize a special fundraising event to help out.

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Dean Miller knows he’s not perfect and he’s had at least one run-in with the police in the past. However, the Parksville residents said he didn’t deserve to be beaten up for driving without insurance. That’s what he said happened Saturday night after being pulled over in Parksville. “I was beat up by three cops,” he said. “I was punched in the face and I’ve got bruises and a black eye.” Miller said he was driving a friend home when he was pulled

over on Highway 19A at Forsythe Avenue. “I was very polite,” he said. “I was told I had no insurance and I said I should, but it turned out I didn’t. I told the cop, ‘you might be right.’ The next thing you know, two more cop cars pulled up and then two cops on bikes.” Miller said he phoned his father and was in the midst of an argument with him when things got out of control. “I was swearing and said something about the damned pigs or these dumb pigs or something,” he said. “The next thing I know I’m being [beaten by police].”

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Dean Miller admits to run-ins with police in the past as Oceanside RCMP vows to look into the allegation By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER

Dean Miller says he was beaten up by local police after being pulled over for driving without insurance. He said two officers grabbed him while a third pepper sprayed

him in the face. “He kept hitting me, five times in

the face,” he said. “I didn’t know what to do. I said, ‘why are you punching me?’ I grabbed them by the legs and we all went down.” Miller was placed under arrest, charged with obstruction of a police officer and taken to the RCMP station, where he was allowed to wash out his eyes and then released on a promise to appear. He was also issued with a ticket for driving without insurance. Miller conceded he has had run-ins with the police in the past, noting he was arrested seven months ago when police raided his home to take down

a marijuana growing operation. However, he said he didn’t deserve to be beaten up. “I didn’t instigate anything. Nothing,” he said. “Maybe I shouldn’t have sworn to my dad about what was going on, but they had no right to do that to me.” Oceanside RCMP Staff Sergeant Brian Hunter said he was not willing to comment on the incident until he has looked into it thoroughly. “I want to talk to him before I talk to the paper,” he said. “However, it certainly warrants an investigation from the detachment.” news@pqbnews.com

CAVE CENTRE NOW OPEN HORNE LAKE — The notion that you have to go into a cave to learn about it is getting turned inside out. Now that Horne Lake Caves is opening an interpretive centre on site, you don’t have to be a cave dweller to appreciate the underground world on Vancouver Island. The public is welcome to attend an opening of the interpretive centre scheduled for Aug. 9. A grand opening celebration is planned for the spring of 2012. — Submitted

Hilliers hiker found, cold Keep pets cool and out of hot cars high as 47 degrees within leave your pets in a hot car, Parksville SPCA but safe and sound even for a short time,” she just one hour. By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER Members of Arrowsmith Search and Rescue scrambled into action Sunday night after receiving a call about a man lost in Englishman River Park. Search and rescue spokesperson Ken Nededn said the 20-year-old Hilliers man had been swimming with friends at the park and became separated from them as they hiked up the river. Police were called and

they dispatched the 22member search team at around 7 p.m., calling in air support from an RCMP helicopter and dog team. The man, clad only in a bathing suit, was found, shivering but alive, just past midnight when a resident of Englishman River Road heard him call out. Neden said the man had ended up in the Northwest Bay logging division. “He hiked quite a ways,” he said. “He was pretty cold when we found him.”

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KidFest weekend Also your last weekend to see the sand castles By AUREN RUVINSKY NEWS REPORTER Young people across the district are gearing up for a party on the beach as part of the ongoing sand sculpting competition and exhibition in Parksville Community Park this weekend. Children and families will be drawn to the beach starting with the fireworks this Saturday night at sundown, followed by Kidfest in the park and the Quality Foods Children’s Sandcastle Competition on the beach the following morning. Sunday’s activities kick off in the big field with Claire deLune on the main stage at 10 a.m., followed by the sand sculpting at 11 a.m. sharp, for which children need to be registered by 10:30. The park will be full with more than 25 vendors and community booths, live entertainment and an array of activities for the 19th annual KidFest. There will be face

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There’s bound to be some clowning around in Parksville this weekend. painting, games, crafts, nature lore and a climbing wall. The range of community booths include the arts, culture, sports, environmental, religious and government groups providing information and activities. The live performers are on stage from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. including Jangano, Kumbana Marimba and Poco and Wowee Wanda the Clowns, Unreality Magic and Qualicum School of Dance. Children will also be encouraged to play in the sand, but must register for the free sandcastle competition, with the oldest in each group determining the age category (6 and under, 7 to 9 or 10

to 12), with up to four per team. The strict number one rule is listed as “all teams must have fun.” They will have half hour to an hour and half, depending on age, and there are many great prizes and goody bags for every participant. Organizers said they are still looking for participants and remind people they are always looking for volunteers and donation, already thinking about gearing up for next year’s big 20th anniversary. Call 250-951-2678, or check www.kidfest.ca or www.qualityfoods. com for more information. Don’t forget a hat and sun block and please leave your pets at home.

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Banks of French Creek shored up By LISSA ALEXANDER NEWS REPORTER The Friends of French Creek Conservation Society (FFCCS) were busy helping out with a project they initiated and brought to fruition last week, to restore fish habitat and bank stability on 77 metres of private land in French Creek. FFCCS raised close to $40,000 to complete the work at Claudean’s Meats/Hof Waldeck Farm, thanks to grants from a number of agencies. Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Technical Support Consultant Jack Newman was overseeing the project and said the goal was to stabilize the bank in order to stop erosion as well as sediment from covering important fish spawning grounds in the creek. Owner and operator of the farm Claudia Bruyckere said the area where the erosion was taking place was near her irrigation site. Had the project not gone forward, installing rip rap and securing large woody debris, it would have meant huge structural changes at the farm, she said. “It works in both our favors,” she said. “They want the fish habitat and I want my bank to stay still.” The work is now completed and FFCCS will return in the fall to plant trees along the bank. FFCCS have completed two other projects to improve fish habitat in French Creek at the farm since 2006. Grants for this project were provided by the Pacific Salmon Foundation, Fortis B.C., Epcor, B.C. Hydro, the Parksville Qualicum Fish and Game Association, the Coastal Credit Union, the B.C. Wildlife Federation, the Habitat Conservation and Trust Foundation and Island Timberlands. For more information on the FFCCS visit their website www.ffccs.ca or call 250-752-4720.

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Faced with steep rent, many turn to food banks By AUREN RUVINSKY NEWS REPORTER

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ocal food banks have seen a steady increase in clients in recent years, including many driven there by the cost of housing. “The high cost of rent is what forces most of the people to come to the food bank,” said Ginny Brucker with the Nanoose Community Cupboard. The Nanoose Bay food bank serves about 100 clients a month, meaning a total of 2,100 meals, she explained, pointing out that as a relatively small operation they personally know many of the people who use their service. The Salvation Army, on the other hand, helps an average of 822 people a month in the Parksville-Qualicum Beach area and Major Rolf Guenther said they don’t ask for proof of need or any explanation, so they don’t have details on who uses their services, but anecdotally many do have jobs and just need a little extra help. “Rent is $800 or $900 a month so you’d need an income of $2,500 a month to be comfortable,” he points out, based on the formula that accommodation shouldn’t cost more than a third of your income. He suggested that most people working in retail and service industry jobs in Oceanside don’t make that much, which would be about $15.50 an hour for a regular full-time position.

Nanoose Community Cupboard organizers Ginny and Charlie Brucker and Nanoose Place’s Eve Flynn help unload donations to the local food bank in Nanoose Bay. AUREN RUVINSKY PHOTO Guenther also pointed out that welfare provides $395 a month for housing, for which you’d be hard pressed to find accommodation here. He said they provided food hampers — a week’s worth of food — to an average of 367 households over the last six months, which has almost double in just the last couple years. He said most of those people,

“just need it as an extra boost, a bridge to the next paycheck,” adding that those households include 183 people under 18. Brucker said it was similar in Nanoose Bay, where they see a wide variety of people from young families to seniors, single moms and university students who just need a little extra help each month. “For a single mom, once they pay the rent and utilities there

is not enough left, they have to decide between food and new shoes when their children start school in September.” She said their clients are obviously low income, but many have jobs and may even drive nice cars and not show their financial struggle to most people, adding people make their own tough choices and may rely on their vehicle for work for example.

She echoed Guenther’s point that many of their clients just need the food bank to supplement their monthly resources, freeing up some of their food budget to put toward other priorities. While neither food bank has hard statistics on the impact, both agree the high cost of housing in the region clearly has a large impact on the people who end up needing their services.

High rents can push people to the outskirts of larger cities By STEVEN HEYWOOD NEWS EDITOR In Parksville and Qualicum Beach, the average house sales price is $387,111 (June 2011 Multiple Listing Services statistics). Average apartment rents are shown by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation to be, on average, $703 per month (as of April, 2011). A quick scan of rental ads in the

newspaper show rents of apartments to be, on average $895 per month. For houses, the listing average is $1,138 per month. Census data shows most respondents pay on average $766 each month for rent, or $469 per month on a mortgage. Selection, however, is somewhat slim. The area has a 0.9 per cent vacancy rate (the B.C. average is 3.7 per cent). In the most recent census data (2006),

the average income of families here was $55,524 — or $4,627 per month. Not bad, and those families could easily afford the local rent averages. Yet, earnings for lone-parent families and singles drop quite a bit. The former earns, on average, $36,073. The latter, $24,354. As a result, the average monthly payments eat deeper into their bank accounts. Issues such as the local unemployment rate (6.8 per cent versus the B.C.

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“It always slows down in July and August,” Gilmar said. “I was surprised how many there were in July, but we’ve got five or six vendors today, which is not bad for August.” She stressed that while activity is slow, it’s important to keep the swap going through the summer, so producers know that when they put on a hatch, there will be a market for them. The swap runs from March to November, with the next one scheduled for Labour Day.

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Organizers of a famine relief concert for the drought in the Horn of Africa in Qualicum Beach Thursday are urging everyone to come out and support the effort or donate if they can’t make it. There are people struggling everywhere, organizers point out, but not to this devastating degree, referring to the tens of thousands who have already died. According to the

UN, over 11 million people are in need of life-saving aid due to drought in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia and all proceeds from the local concert and silent auction evening will be matched by the federal government. Supported by the Town of Qualicum Beach and the Sunrise Rotary Club, among many other community groups and businesses, the evening will include performances by the Qualicum School of Dance, Phil and Ben Dwyer and others. Local restaurants

will provide appetizers and there will be wine, beer, coffee and desserts available. Admission will be by donation and people who cannot attend can still donate through the Coastal Credit Union (account Somalia Relief Fund QB – 737050). To perform, donate to the silent auction or for more information call Lynette Kershaw 250-752-1508 or Jean Young 250-9548904. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., this Thursday, August 11 at the Civic Centre for the 7 to 9:30 event.

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Shannon Willey knows the heartbreaking images from Somalia are just the tip of a famine iceberg that is starting to encompass the entire Horn of Africa. For this reason, the member of the Christian Fellowship Centre in Qualicum Beach has put her shoulder to the wheel among others in her congregation to help organize a special fundraising event to help out. “We are doing a huge famine relief open market on the church grounds on Sunday, August 28,” she said. “We have been involved in so many crises, but when we saw this situation, we felt it was different. They don’t have an army, they don’t have food, they don’t have water. These people are just not go-

ing to survive unless the globe responds.” The yard sale, she continued, is promising to be a grand event, noting early appeals for donations have proven fruitful. As well, she said, other churches are jumping on board — leading to her confident prediction that the entire grounds of the Christian Fellowship Centre will be covered with booths and tables. “It’s going to be huge. We will have music and food and a silent auction.” She said the event has a second mandate, beyond that of raising funds for relief. “We want to let the community know what is happening and to raise awareness,” she said. “Very few news outlets are covering it and I’m shocked at how few people have heard.” She said residents of this area have

Relief efforts are growing across the country PARKSVILLE — Scotiabank branches across Canada are now accepting donations to the Red Cross in support of their relief efforts in Africa. A cycle of severe droughts has led to a humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa, which includes Somalia, Kenya, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Uganda. It is estimated that nearly 11 million people have been affected, many fleeing their homes, and are now left with limited access to food, clean water and shelter. The Red Cross/Red Crescent movement has a strong presence in the Horn of Africa and is actively scaling up operations to meet the urgent needs of affected communities. Scotiabank branches will be accepting donations until Sept. 16 and the government of Canada has pledged to match individual donations. As well, B.C. liquor store customers can help support current Red Cross drought relief efforts in the Horn of Africa by making donations at any one of the 197 BC Liquor Stores located in communities across the province. Until Thursday, Sept.15, customers are able to make donations of $2 or $5 — or multiples thereof — at all provincial liquor store checkouts. All provincial donations will be matched by the Government of Canada. The liquor stores are unable to issue tax receipts for donations. Customers who require tax receipts are encouraged to donate directly to the Canadian Red Cross. — NEWS Staff

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much to be thankful for and, collectively, have much to offer. “I look at the resources of this district and then I size it down to the resources of our church and then to the resources of my family and it’s really powerful how much we can do,” she said. For more information, contact the Christian Fellowship Centre at 250-752-5513 or drop by 825 Village Way in Qualicum Beach.

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McMillan Street Upgrade – City to Host Open House on August 10

The City will host an information session for residents and businesses affected by the upgrades to McMillan Street and the public is welcome to attend. City and contracting staff will answer questions about the project to begin this month. There will be no formal presentation; residents are welcome to drop by the Parksville Community and Conference Centre on August 10 between 6pm and 8pm. A construction schedule and traffic management plan will be presented. We recognize that McMillan is a key section of City road and while it is important to maintain traffic flow and minimize traffic disruptions, maintaining access to the local businesses is a priority. Residents and businesses should let the City know about events which may be impacted by the project. The project involves reconstruction, widening and upgrading of roadway along McMillan, from Island Highway 19A West, south through the Hirst Avenue intersection. The project includes significant safety improvements for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians, as well as undergrounding of overhead utility lines and streetscape amenities. Key elements include two pedestrian signals, wide sidewalks, bike lanes, decorative street lights and a new traffic signal at the Hirst intersection.

Water Conservation Level 2 Now In Effect Even numbered addresses may water on even numbered days and odd numbered addresses may water on odd numbered days (every other day frequency). With all conservation levels, the watering times or window to water is 6am to 10am and 6pm to 10pm. Level 2 allows a total of four hours allocated watering per day.

Grant-in-Aid Applications Subject to the provisions of the City’s Grant-in-Aid applications policy, the City may provide financial assistance to community groups and organizations for events that benefit our citizens and visitors. Community non-profit organizations in the arts, cultural, recreational or social services field are eligible applicants. Deadline is 4pm, September 2. Information on this program, copies of the policy and application and instructions to apply for assistance may be obtained at City Hall or from the Public Notices page on the City‘s website.

Permissive Tax Exemptions Under the provisions of the Community Charter, City Council may exempt land and/or improvements from municipal property taxes for the next calendar year, subject to meeting certain requirements which in general, restrict exemption to non-profit organizations using the lands for specific non-profit purposes. Deadline for consideration for the 2012 taxation year is noon, August 29. Details as well as an application form and the policy may be obtained at City Hall or from the Public Notices page on the City’s website.

Election 2011 Local government elections will be held November 19. The City’s website has complete election details which includes information for candidates as well as requirements to vote in a municipal election. There’s an “Elections Info” quicklink at parksville.ca. Nomination packages for candidates will be available after August 26 from the administration department at City Hall.

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Around The City Let’s Eat Local – October 12 Come and meet the people who grow and make our food. Farmers and food producers from Oceanside will showcase their products and share what they do. The food industry event will be held from 1-4pm and the public is welcome to attend the public market from 4-7pm, all at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre. For more information contact Carrie Powell Davidson at 250 954-3758.

ShakeOut BC - October 20 The Great BC ShakeOut drill conducted in January was a huge success, with more than 470,000 registered participants, creating an understanding of earthquake awareness and emergency preparedness. The new annual date is now the third Thursday in October and BC and the Yukon will join California, Idaho, Nevada and Guam in conducting a mass earthquake drill at the same time on the same day. We’ll have much more information for you in September. In the meantime, for information and to register to participate, visit shakeoutbc.ca.

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The OCP advisory committees continue to meet over the summer to review the existing Official Community Plan which includes such areas as land use, development, housing, parks, utilities and transportation. Minutes of the advisory committee meetings are available on the City’s OCP website and residents are welcome to observe the meetings. Residents interested in reviewing the City’s current OCP may find it at parksville.ca/ocp. Feedback is welcome; contact Gayle Jackson, Director of Community Planning (parksvilleplan2020@parksville.ca).

Celebrating Beachfest Just a few more days left to celebrate Beachfest and the Quality Foods Canadian Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition. The event finishes up with Kidfest on Sunday, August 14. The City sponsored the Big Splash Entertainment event this past weekend and City crews, including our summer students, have been great ambassadors for the many thousands of visitors to the Community Park.

City Dates August 11 August 11 August 15 August 18 September 5 September 7 September 8 September 8 September 12 September 15 September 15 September 19

Advisory Design Panel OCP Community Advisory Committee Council and Committee of the Whole Advisory Planning Commission Office closed - Labour Day Council and Committee of the Whole Advisory Design Panel Coffee with Council (2-4pm) Coffee with Council (6-8pm) Advisory Planning Commission Coffee with Council (2-4pm) Council and Committee of the Whole

The public is encouraged to attend Council and Committee of the Whole meetings held during the summer months, on the third Monday of the month and throughout the year on the first and third Mondays of the month starting at 6pm. Please refer to the City’s website to confirm times, dates and for agendas. The public is welcome to observe the meetings of any advisory committee.

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Quality MLAs cost money

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t seems like a lot of money – $14 million. It’s certainly more than most of us will see in our lifetimes. But we’re not talking about an individual’s wealth. We’re talking about how much taxpayers in this province spent last year on our MLAs. There are 85 of them. That means we spent about $164,706 per representative, including salary, living allowance and travel costs. That’s certainly more than most of us will see in any given year. But we’d argue that it’s certainly reasonable, too. Think about it: MLAs haul their lives to and from Victoria for a number of years, straining family relationships and personal lives. There are perks, but there are also ponderous reports, endless research, speeches, interviews, It’s a meetings — and that’s not even including time well-paying spent in the constituency to speak with voters job that few about issues. And, of course, there’s dealing with the obligareally want tory mudslinging from other politicians, issue groups and the media. It all goes with the territory, sure, and our MLAs know all this before they put their name on a ballot — but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be compensated for their work. We’ve all heard about the politicians who aren’t accessible, who are just in it for themselves, or who don’t spend enough time in the capital, or at home. To be sure, they exist. But let’s be honest, most MLAs work their butts off trying to satisfy an audience that will never be wholly satisfied. It’s a well-paying job that few really want. To fill it with people who are qualified, and to give them the tools to do it well, it stands to reason we’re going to have to pay.

— Cowichan News Leader/Black Press editorial

Lasso a few thousand pixels and publish any B.S. you want I own 150 books, but I have no bookcase. Because nobody will lend me a bookcase. — Henny Youngman

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ell, you can’t have mine, Henny. It’s chockablock with books — fiction, non-fiction; high class, middle class, right down to no class at all. It pains me to admit that I haven’t read many of the books that fight for space on my shelves. I’ll also confess that there’s one book up there that I never intend to read — or get rid of. I keep it because the words printed on its spine never fail to make me smile. It reads: The Leadership Genius of George W. Bush. It was published back in 2003, before observers realized the full scale of the disaster that profoundly mediocre man and his posse of neocon know-nothings inflicted on the planet. Even so, 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.

the fact that there existed a publisher who actually put ‘genius’ and ‘George W.’ in the same sentence brings a whole new dimension to the concept of chutzpah. The writer, Richard Brautigan, once mused “I wonder if what we are publishing right now is worth cutting down trees to make paper for the stuff ?” Brautigan was Old School. He died before the phenomenon of EBooks came to dwell amongst us. No need to kill trees anymore — just lasso a few hundred thousand pixels and publish anything you please. Exhibit A: Jerome Corsi, who just put out a book called Where’s the Birth Certificate? — referring to Barack Obama’s supposedly missing paperwork.

Trouble is, Obama produced the certificate specifically to silence yappers like Corsi. Now, people who favour tin foil hats and believe Elvis is pumping gas By in Wyoming are the Arthur only ones who still Black think Obama wasn’t American-born. Also Mister Corsi, of course. Whose book is available at finer remainder bins everywhere. Which is where you could also find Donald Trump’s latest literary opus — if it existed. As late as last month, trade publishing magazines were a-flutter over the news that the buffoon with the orange tsunami on his forehead was hiring a ghostwriter to publish his “policy book” — outlining the positions he would take once he was elected President of the United States.

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Except that The Donald suddenly folded his circus tent and disappeared. At least the ‘short-fingered vulgarian’, as Spy magazine so memorably dubbed him, didn’t have to face the indignity of a rejection slip – which is not something Richard Wimmer can say. Never heard of Dick Wimmer? That’s odd. He was a world record-holding author. For rejection slips. Wimmer’s first novel, Irish Wine, was published in 1989 — but not until it had been rejected by publishers 169 times. Wimmer was no hack. He taught English and creative writing, held master’s degrees in English from Yale and Columbia, and wrote awardwinning screenplays for TV and the movies. And just to show you how perverse the business is, when Irish Wine was finally published) it got rave reviews

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from the critics. “A taut, finely written, exhaustingly exuberant first novel,” burbled the New York Times. Ah, well. Publishers are nothing if not adaptable. During the Second World War, somebody at Random House got the bright idea to publish an inspirational book for the U.S. forces servicemen and women called The Ten Commandments. When it came time to print, however, company bean counters predicted the page count was too high to make money for the publisher. Solution? Cut out fifty per cent of the commandments. And that’s how A Treasury of the World’s Best Commandments came to be. If I ever find a copy I’m going to add it to my bookshelf. Right beside The Leadership Genius of George. W. Bush.

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LETTERS Gardens is not an old folks home If Neil Horner’s aim was to upset and raise the bile of the residents of The Gardens at Qualicum Beach, he succeeded. Old folks home. The term in most peoples mind describes a situation of the elderly sitting in a wheelchair, asleep in front of the TV, waiting for their next meal. We are a retirement community, and we have different reasons for being here. We are certainly not sitting in God’s waiting room. There is a full program of activities, bus trips, theatre trips, lunch outings and the occasional cruise. On Saturday Night Live there is music, cards, pool, shuffleboard and darts. If Mr. Horner has not visited us we would like to invite him to come to one of our therapeutic exercise sessions in the hope that he can keep up and will learn that we still have a lot to offer to the community.

C.A. King. Qualicum Beach

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Rail line has had 50 years to make it This rail service on Vancouver Island has had since 1955 to get its act together and only succeeded in digging deeper into the taxpayer’s pockets. Isn’t 50 some years enough to show that our population is not supporting this method of public transportation in a viable manner? Now, with the support of our elected politicians, it is asking for some 30 more millions of tax dollars from our governments and 5.5 million more taxpayer dollars from ViaRail. And likely this is only a down payment of what’s to come next. It would be interesting to see a realistic cost/benefit analysis. How can such extravagance be justified in these tight economic

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urprise? I don’t think so! The Yanks are finally in big trouble. They haven’t had an “economy” for decades. Their real balance of payments is now probably in the minus trillion dollar range. Their corporations, looking no further ahead than the next quarterly statement, have destroyed their own — and our — manufacturing sector by outsourcing almost everything to cheap nongreen factories (read sweat shops) in Asia. War is almost their only healthy industry. And yes, they still make a pretty good profit from land mines. Unfortunately, because of the deeply entrenched myth that Canada has always needed foreign capital and corporations to develop our economy, we are in for a rough ride. Because foreigners have been taking excessive profits from Canada for a century or more, there has never been accumulation of real wealth within Canada. This is not to mention what the so-called Free Trade Agreement has done to destroy our economy. Our natural resources have been sold out for a nickel on the dollar. Hardly any money flows to Canadians who are the real owners of our oil, our gas, our minerals, and our electricity. Raise your hand. When is the last time you received a dividend cheque from the exploitation of your wealth by a foreign corporation? So now we are going downhill with our southern neighbours. Maybe the real plan is to have hyperinflation save the day for the super wealthy, who now hold gold, while you and I might need a back-pack of currency to buy local potatoes.

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times? There must be a confusion here over what is vital and what is discretionary. Our elected officials have so far failed to provide any answers.

Paul Snickars Parksville

Lights out at Plummer Road Well Mr. Stanhope, if you think the road in front of the resorts to the orange bridge “was designed as an 80 km highway” (THE NEWS, August 5) why are you not raising hell that there are no lights at the intersection of the Island Highway and Plummer Road?

Traffic lights service the primarily seasonal resorts, but for over 250 household living in San Pareil ... no lights ... particularly now, it’s taking your life into your own hands accessing the highway. The resorts are, as I understand it, zoned urban ... so they get lights. San Pareil is rural ... so no lights. The mental giant who ruled lights versus no lights on this basis, disregarding the actual traffic usage, needs to give his or her head a shake. I suppose the logic being advanced by the RDN and MOTI is that when a few people get killed at that intersection, then perhaps they’ll set up traffic lights ...

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typical, pathetic, bureaucratic reasoning. Get on with it and instal some lights at that intersection.

Wayne Dwernychuk Parksville

Bouquets Brickbats

Biosphere activism is not the problem I have to say I was disappointed to hear the tone of the article concerning our biosphere, Biosphere’s Future in a Fog (THE NEWS, July 21). We are going to try to generate research which will get discussion as to what’s worth saving.” I realize that most of the region has already been destroyed by logging activities, so that to experience a true climax ecosystem you have to go to the few areas way up the mountain that haven’t been logged if you can find them. But to say the goal is to determine “what’s worth saving” doesn’t sound like a mandate worthy of support. Shouldn’t the point be to hope for the reserve to return to its natural condition, by ceasing detrimental human activities including logging so that we protect our water systems and might learn to appreciate good stewardship? Isn’t the point to save all that’s left so that there’s a semblance of the ecosystem left for our children to appreciate? Our fathers have already harvested all the big trees, so we can only hope that by the time our children have grown that the forests might be healthy again. In my humble opinion, an activist attitude is likely necessary, even if it is a little disturbing to the entrenched attitudes that assume the land is there for human exploitation. I wonder what interest the members who resigned had in the biosphere, if it wasn’t to actively work to protect it from further exploitation? Does this group not have a mandate to promote preservation of the biosphere? For this group to fracture because of a couple of overzealous ‘activist’-type members sounds fishy.

C. Pahl Parksville

Since when did Qualicum Foods have reserved parking? Brickbats go to the senior who stood in the middle of a parking space on a busy Saturday afternoon saving the space for hubby who was busy in the liquor store while shoppers, aghast at her nerve, (she was not going to move), went round in circles looking for an available space. Unbelievable!

Peter Spinks Qualicum Beach

Many thanks go out to the Regional District of Nanaimo’s Recreation and Parks staff for their prompt response in widening the Dashwood Community Park perimeter trail. The joggers will be most pleased!

Frank Gibbons Qualicum Beach

A stadium full of roses to the entire staff of Parksville Animal Hospital. I will never be able to repay the kindness that this group bestowed upon myself and Charlie Pants in our greatest hour of need. Dr. Simon, you are the most compassionate and authentic vet on this island. A huge thank you.

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and the town take a new and careful look at the zoning application before allowing its second reading. Two days later, residents and concerned family members converged on the QB town hall for a special council meeting to consider the recommendation that the amendment be abandoned. The amendment was unanimously denied with a recommendation that any revised request By for zoning change be preceded by open, wellNancy Whelan publicized information and discussion among residents and the community (something particularly lacking before the first July meetings). When a company includes in its mission statement, clauses like, “… prides itself on its high ethical standards, its dedication to seniors, and its respect for customers and employers … our mission [is] to improve the quality of life for seniors … with elegant, comfortable surroundings … we are equally committed to our customers and our staff … We believe that only in serving others well, can we serve ourselves well …” how do these dedications fit in with some of the proposed changes? And some of those first proposed changes are: Move the kitchen into the basement — put the chefs down there without a window on the world; make it further from cooking to the dining tables. Take away the third floor residents’ muchused sunroom and activities area and replace it with more units, thus cutting off a huge amount of natural light, and the residents’ view of colorful outdoor happenings. Ditto a section of their dining room. Move the care aides’ staff room to the basement — again, closed in by concrete and no outside view to relieve the several pressures of their work; move them farther from their ‘carees’ and let them spend a portion of their breaks waiting for/riding elevators. Increase the number of residents in the first floor dining room, making it more crowded and necessitating more and frequent use of limited and slow elevator space. Move/ decrease some independent residents’ recreation/activity areas. Is this respect for customers and employees? Is this improving the quality of life for seniors? On Wednesday, August 17 at the Gardens, two other meetings are scheduled to present ‘new and improved’ plans to residents and the community. These are not meetings for ‘old folks’ — they will be attended by mature people with their priorities and facts at hand, and ready to voice them eloquently. As Shakespeare said, “Now ‘tis the spring, and weeds are shallow-rooted; Suffer them now and they’ll o’ergrow the garden.” On guard, Garden-ers!

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ack in the early days of the last decade, some people with a vision of what could be, cultivated some dreams and ideas, and from these carefully sown seeds sprang The Gardens in Qualicum Beach. When The Gardens finally opened its doors it became the home, long awaited, for many who chose it because of the lifestyle, care and convenience it offered. The Gardens in QB provides independent living in apartments of various sizes for renters and condo owners while for those wanting a little help with their daily routines, it provides assisted living. These residents presently enjoy roomy dining and public areas and a variety of meeting, activity and media rooms within easy reach. Gardens’ residents needing more supervision and complex care have their own floor, the third, where their needs are met by caregivers and medical staff, and their quality of life is enhanced by bright surroundings, lounges, balconies, a sunroom, and a dedicated activities staff. The Gardens was designed and built especially to provide a gracious, spacious, and convenient way of life for its residents, as well as pleasant working areas and conditions for its staff. The Gardens is a place in keeping with the town in which it’s situated. In January of this year, new owners of The Gardens assured all residents “they didn’t want to rock the boat” and it would be “business as usual.” Then came July, and scarcely advertised meetings with residents and the public at The Gardens where the new owners’ real plans were unveiled. The owners’ two speakers at those meetings may have been somewhat taken aback when they found a room packed with people who were kept waiting 25 minutes beyond the scheduled first meeting time as they casually brushed off their tardy arrival. The residents had done their homework, studied the plans, and were in full voice and in full opposition when amenities they had chosen and were paying for were seen as being cavalierly-demolished or disrupted so that 25 new living units could be squeezed into the existing structure. The residents’ and public’s repeated “Why?” of this proposal provoked a rather obvious answer from several in the audience. For these changes to take place, the owners had to apply to the Town of QB for an amendment to the existing building’s zoning. The mayor, members of town council, and the planning board were in attendance at these meetings. Late into the second meeting, after vociferous, knowledgeable, and well spoken questions and objections with nary a positive utterance, it was suggested that the meeting be closed

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Ed Fougner has a secret he wants to share. The Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach Sunrise has a plan to allow Oceanside residents to not only make some serious points with their loved one, but to help the community — and the world — at the same time. The secret? It’s the annual Sunrise Rotarian rose sale, the most important fundraising event for the group, which sees Rotary members take orders for roses, which they sell for $30 per dozen. Armed with the

funds from the sale, Rotary members contribute to Kwalikum Secondary School Trades and Tech Awards, the St. Stephens Hot Lunch Program, the Qualicum Middle School Hot Lunch Program, Arrowsmith Search and Rescue, the Rainbows Program, Oceanside Hospice, Family Day, the Fire and Ice Festival, and the Salvation Army Christmas Fund. Internationally, the club contributes to purchasing malaria nets for a community in Ghana, gives to Sleeping Children Around the World and to disaster aid for those suffering from

Rotarian Deb Martin-Cox prepares roses in advance of last year’s Rotary rose sale. SUBMITTED PHOTO natural disasters. Their most noted contribution however comes in the form of their Polio eradication program, which,

they hope, will see the crippling disease cease to exist by late 2012 or early 2013. The roses are distributed starting

in late September, but they can be ordered from any Qualicum Beach Sunrise Rotary member now. news@pqbnews.com


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2

Last chance to see the Sand Sculptures. Come down to the beach to enjoy the QF Festival of Lights this weekend! Dempster’s

Deluxe Hot Dog or Hamburger Buns 6’s or 8’s

99

2

¢

plus applicable fees

99

Fresh

Extra Lean Ground Round

Each

Family Pack, 6.59 per kg

! E S I R P R U S

each

Powerade

Sports Drink 710 ml

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Fresh Fruit Cheesecake

12

99 per lb

Melitta

Estate Whole Bean Coffee

99

9 907gr

Each

Country Harvest

Bread

99 Each

Selected, 675gr

Extra Large

California “Premium”

1

Red Flame Seedless Grapes 4.39 per kg

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2$ for

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T-Bone Grilling Steak

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Family Pack, 15.41 per kg

Fully Cooked, 568gr

6

99

1 Y U B T1 GE

PER

lb

FREE

Inside Round Marinating Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs Steak Family Pack, 11.00 per kg

Inside Round Oven Roast

Works Out To $5.00 Each!

Offer is in effect Monday August 8th - Sunday August 14th

Calgary

Stampede Burgers

Family Pack, 8.13 per kg

1.02kg

Family Pack, 7.69 per kg

3

3

49 PER

lb

Bonus Q-Points Simply Poultry

PER

lb

1 BUYT 1 GE

Frenchʼs

Chicken

Nuggets, Strips or Burgers, 907gr, Each

10,000

For

Q

points

bonus

4

Squeeze Yellow Mustard 400ml

9

99

99

69

PER

lb

FREE

Offer is in effect Monday August 8th - Sunday August 14th

Bonus Q-Points Simply Poultry

Chicken Breast Cutlets 284gr, Each

Works Out To $1.35 Each!

5000

Island Farms

Multipak Yogurt Oasis

Whistler Glacial Spring Water

Fruit Zoo Pure Juice

12x125gr

6x500ml

5x200ml

5

99

Wong Wing Dry Garlic Ribs 400gr

1

7500 Wong Wing Egg Roll or Won Ton Covers 454gr

5000 Wong Wing Won Ton Soup 426ml

Barbara’s

Cheez Puffs 155-198gr

3

77

Plus Applicable Fees

Nestle

Chocolate Bar Singles

77

Plus Applicable Fees

Island Farms

Vanilla Plus Yogurt 650gr

Leaf

2

Liquorice Allsorts

99

300gr

3500 Campbellʼs Broth Selected, 900ml

Clover Leaf Baby Clams 142gr

3500

77 1

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¢

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Sherbet, Vanilla Plus Yogurt or Ice Milk Frozen, 1.65lt

Watch for Instore Demos!

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Fresh Whole

Fresh Pork Butt Steak

Frying Chicken

Family Pack, 5.49 per kg

2 Pack, 4.83 per kg

2

2

49

Juicy Jumbos or Grill’ems 375-450gr

PER

lb

4 99 49 49 2 5 3 49

Wieners

Premium Sliced Bacon

Garlic, Kielbassa or Ham Rings

450gr

300gr

500gr

NEW!

Each

Brats & Italian Sausages

lb

499,000

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500gr

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Jam

3 Imperial

99

Brick or Soft Margarine

Hazelnut Chocolate Spread

99 2

2.63lt

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Instant Oatmeal Value Pack Maple & Brown Sugar, 774gr

Q

points

bonus

VH Rib Sauce

99

99

1.36kg

Plus Applicable Fees

341ml

5000 Taipan Chinese Noodles 397gr

3500

Welch’s

Dragon King Corn

1.36lt

3000

Grape Juice or Prune Nectar

398ml

2X Ultra Ivory Snow Liquid Laundry Detergent

Nutella

400gr

Tropicana

Cheerios

99

4 99 4 99

Gourmet Salad Utensils 129,000

General Mills

750gr-1kg

lb

Each

Kraft

Peanut Butter

PER

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Toupee Ham 1/4’s 5.49 per kg

19

99 2

3

1.18lt

99

99 2

Plus Applicable Fees

5000 Tide Washing Machine Cleaner 3x75gr

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Join Us at Parksville Beach for the Final Weekend of the Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Exhibition and The Kraft

Kraft Cracker Barrel

Singles Cheese Slices

Cheddar or Mozzrarella Cheese

9 907gr

Kraft

Cheez Whiz

99

1kg

5

6 1kg

Kraft

Kraft

380gr

250gr

Shredded Cheese

99

5

Tostitos

Tortilla Chips

99

Newman’s Own

236ml

415ml

Salad Dressing

Premium Sandwich Savers Pickles 500ml

3$ for

Lynch

5

2$ for

5

2$ for

HP

Hellmann’s

400ml

375ml

1.42lt

2$ for

5

3

220gr

10x60ml or 12x48ml

Potato Chips

75¢ goes to the QF Health Fund!

Cheezies 210gr

3$

5

for

5

Lipton

Brisk Iced Tea

12x355ml

Nestle

3

9

24x500ml

2

Perrier

12x340-355ml

4x330ml

Sparklers or Juice

99 3

Plus Applicable Fees

Plus Applicable Fees

Black Diamond

Babybel

Seasoning Mix

Refried Beans

35gr

398ml

311-334gr

125-133gr

336gr

120-132gr

99

for

4 For

2$ for

4

Rich & Creamy Frozen Dessert 1.66lt

12x60ml

99 3

3$ for

5

Selected, 126-138gr

200-225gr

600gr

Ritz Crackers

3

99

3

99

2

99

Cookies

NEW s Varietie

2 $4

2 $5

for

for

Haagen Dazs or Nestle

Del Monte

Mott’s

118-157ml

4x107-112ml

6x110-113gr

Ice Cream Cup

Fruit Bowls

3 $5

99 Plus Applicable Fees

2$ for

for

Martinelli’s

3 3 99

Dad’s

5

Mineral Water

Mini Cheese

Cheestrings

Taco Shells

for

Dole

99 3

Plus Applicable Fees

Plus Applicable Fees

Old El Paso

2$

Breyers Family Classic

Christie

400gr

99 3 $

Old El Paso

¢

Fudgsicle, Revello or Creamsicle

Christie

Thinsations

Jet-Puffed Marshmallows

12x355ml

for for

Pure Life Water

99

99

Soft Flour Tortillas

The Original

99

Kraft

Pepsi or 7-Up

Old El Paso

Old El Paso

Popsicle

for

Hawkins

4

99

220gr

For

Real Mayonnaise

Sauce

Sauce

Breyers

Plus Applicable Fees

visit DoSomeGood.ca for details.

Bick’s

Medium Salsa

99

75¢ goes to the QF Health Fund!

Lay’s

9

1.1- 1.4kg

99

Miss Vickies

for

75¢ from each 12 pack Pepsi product purchased goes to support The Quality Foods Healthcare Endowment Fund. Newman’s Own

99

Potato Chips

220-320gr

Nature Valley

Jumbo Pack Granola Bars

12x355ml

334ml or 428ml

for

5

99

4 2 2 99 2$ 2$ 5 2 5 3 2$

12-24’s

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Crush, Mountain Dew or Mug Root Beer

Sundae Syrup or Microwave Topping

Ice Cream Cups

99

Parmesan Cheese

Smucker’s

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Non Alcoholic Sparkling Juice 750ml

Snack Better

Sahale Snacks Product Blend of U.S.A.

113-142gr

99 3 Plus Applicable Fees

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Fruitsations Fruit Snack Cups

2$

5

for

R.W. Knudsen

San Pellegrino

946ml

750ml

Mineral Water

Just Juice

3

4

99 Plus Applicable Fees

3$ for

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Regular, Hot or Honey Garlic Pepperoni

1

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PER gr

100

Turkey Breast

Potato Salad

99 Q 2.75lb, Each

10,000

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bonus

Burns Pastry Lard 454gr

5000 Lactantia Butter Sticks 4x113gr

3000 Pillsbury Apple Turnovers 383gr

3500 V-8 Vegetable Cocktail 6x156ml

2000 Knorr Sidekicks Potatoes 111-148gr

2000 Old Tyme Syrup 375ml

5000 Uncle Bens Converted Rice 900gr

7500 Reynolds Aluminum Foil 18x25ft

Spongetowels Paper Towels Envirocare, 2ʼs

5000

2

¢

49

PER gr

100

Kentucky Chicken Breast

1

PER

100gr

PER gr

100

Monterey Jack Family Pack

Extra Aged

White Cheddar

199 299 269

Family Pack, Per 100gr ..........

99

Imported

French Brie

Per 100gr....................................... Canadian

Shaved Parmesan

PER

100gr

Per 100gr.......................................

79 PER

100gr

Dinner for Three

Plain or Jalapeno

1

69

31

95

Egg Roll .............................

149

Available at Select Stores

Serving Suggestions

Large 10/20 Size

Fresh Snapper Fillets

Digby Scallops

Frozen or Previously Frozen

Weather Permitting

1

29 PER gr

100

3

29 PER

100gr

1st of the Season

1

99 PER

100gr

2

79

Fresh Hand Peeled Shrimp

Wild Coho Salmon Fillets

Each

Imitation Crab

Fresh Instore Made

89

Crab Cakes

¢

PER

100gr

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100gr

3

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100gr

Instore Cooked or Fat Free Sundried Tomato

Bonus Q-Points Traditional

Salads

1

49

59

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Bakery Fresh

Bakery Fresh

Cheese Buns

100% Whole Wheat Bread

4

2$ for

Bakery Fresh

Bakery Fresh

8” Blueberry Pie

Raspberry Swirl Muffins

4

99

Black Forest Cake

Chocolate Eclairs ... Triple Layer

11

99

Olson

Dessert Cups

Bread

2for$5

Flat Rolls or Mini Baguettes 6-8’s

2

Mrs. May’s

Best Gourmet

156gr

454gr

3 $5 for

Terra

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600-615gr

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2 $7 for

Exotic Vegetable Chips

¢

99 7

Naturally Sweet Organic Agave

2 $7 for

Quality Fresh

Quality Fresh

Mango Slices, 270gr

Natural Sliced, 125gr

Family Favourites

99 3

Hold the Salt Almonds

99 2

Each e

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points Q

bonus

Deli World Light Rye Bread 900gr

5000 Olafsonʼs Pita Wraps 6ʼs

3000 3500

Silver Hills

Sprouted Whole Grains Bread

8” Apple Pie

Selected, 204-272gr

Organic Fresh Whole Bean Coffee

for

Bakery Fresh

Dempsterʼs Tortillas

Natural Slow Dry-Roasted Snack

3 $5

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2$

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946ml

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Organic Lemonade or Limeade

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Per 100gr

for

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99 6 99

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Organic Yogurt or Soyogurt

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Raspberry Truffle Cake..................................... Cupcakes

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Bakery Fresh

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Spectrum Soy Mayonnaise Organic, 473ml

3000

Arrowhead Mills All Purpose Baking Mix Gluten Free, 793gr

5000

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5000

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5000

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5000

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JOIN US AT PARKSVILLE BEACH FOR THE QF FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS B.C. “Hot House”

On the Vine Tomatoes

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Vancouver Island Grown

White Nugget Potatoes

99 2.18 per kg

per lb

U.S. Grown

for

6”

2

8

Each

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BUSINESS Garlic farm turns into a budding business By BRENDA GOUGH NEWS CONTRIBUTOR

BRENDA GOUGH PHOTO

“One must be very suspicious of anyone who does not eat garlic.” The Roman proverb is among some of the folklore concerning garlic which has been shrouded in myths, fables and superstitions throughout its history. Today garlic is used by herbalists for a wide variety of illnesses and by cooks who want to kick their food up a notch. For Al Valenti of Pacific Northwest Garlic in Coombs, producing garlic is a passion that has grown into a budding business. It has taken Valenti many years to build up his crop and now his little farm in Coombs has a big harvest of garlic and the farmer who has been

cultivating his crop over the past six years hopes his garlic bulbs will once again impress the judges at the Coombs Fall Fair August 13 and 14. Al Valenti won first prize in the garlic category at last year’s fair and the blue ribbon he received for his impressive heads of garlic hangs proudly in his kitchen. “I was surprised when I won” exclaimed Valenti who admitted it was his son’s idea to submit an entry. Valenti specializes in growing the Red Russian variety of garlic which he said grows well in our climate and has many great attributes. “It really tastes the best and it stores well because it retains its oil and moisture.”

Al Valenti, owner of Pacific Northwest Garlic in Coombs, with some of his anti-vampire wares.

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Long-term insurance can help with daily living care

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ong-term care is a living benefit. So what is a living benefit? We are all familiar with life insurance that pays a benefit to your beneficiary when you die. Living benefits insurance, on the other hand, pays a benefit to you while you are still alive. A long-term care policy provides monthly care benefits if you become functionally dependent and satisfy a waiting period. Functional dependence means that you require substantial assistance with two of six activities of daily

living or substantial supervision because of cognitive impairment, such as Alzheimer’s disease. The six activities of daily living care are: Bathing Eating Dressing Toileting Transferring Maintaining continence A long-term care policy helps you pay for long term care and services, which means you may not have to rely on your family for financial help or hands on care, or both.

It gives you and those you care about the opportunity to spend quality time together. A monthly care benefit is yours to use however you want, whether you are being cared for at home or in a long term care facility. Typically you’re monthly benefit does not depend on the actual costs of care, you don’t have to report how you’re spending the money. You simply receive your benefit and choose how you want to spend it, you can even use it to pay a family member or

Where it Counts By Stuart Kirk friend who’s helping care for you. Longterm care policies have many options at the time of purchase: Shared coverage for couples — allows either you and/ or your spouse or common-law partner to share coverage. Riders on the exist-

ing policy are also available — examples of those would be an inflation protection rider to keep benefits in line with inflation and a refund of premium on death rider. Benefits can be doubled if you are in a care facility as opposed to staying in your home. Nobody wants to get old. But, as the saying goes, it’s better than the alternative. The good news is that you have choices about how you want to age. And by making the right choice now, you can significantly improve the quality of

your later years. Have you thought about what your future will be like if you’re not able to take care of yourself ? Have you planned for long-term care such as nursing care or home care services? Putting a plan in place to deal with this possibility is a life choice that makes sense. Our government programs for long-term care are not as comprehensive as programs for healthcare. Canadians are saying that they don’t want to be a burden

on their families and, overwhelmingly, they want to do the responsible thing. Remember to always consult your advisor before taking any action. Written by Stuart Kirk, CIM. Stuart Kirk is an Investment Funds Advisor with Manulife Securities Investment Services Inc and a Retirement Planning Specialist with Hicks Financial Inc. The opinions expressed are those of the author and may not necessarily reflect those of Manulife Securities Investment Services Inc or Hicks Financial Inc. For comments or questions Stuart can be reached at stuart@ ghicks.com or 250-954-0247.

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Recycle those used oil products By LISSA ALEXANDER NEWS REPORTER One drop of oil can contaminate a million drops of water. That’s the message student ambassadors with the British Columbia Used Oil Management Association (BCUOMA) were relaying when they visited Parksville recently. Tiffany Rennick, marketing student at the University of British Columbia, and Amara Janssens, communications student at Simon Fraser University, were hired for the summer to travel the province promoting the recycling of used oil and antifreeze products in order to keep these items out of waterways and landfills. Their travels have taken them to collection facilities and events in South Eastern B.C., Northern B.C. and all over Vancouver Island to date, meeting with politicians and government officials, and they will continue their work until the first week of September. Rennick, who is

Tiffany Rennick, a summer ambassador with the British Columbia Used Oil Management Association, was in Oceanside last month promoting the recycling of used oil and antifreeze products. SUBMITTED PHOTO

focusing on sustainability within her program, said this summer co-op program is a great opportunity for her. “It’s really great,” she said. “I never would seen a lot of the province if not for this job and you definitely get to meet with a lot of interesting people.” While in Oceans-

ide the ambassadors attended the Oceanside Overdrive car show in Parksville with a booth set up to educate people on the program. The program is funded by the Environmental Handling Charges (EHC), a user-paid levy for the products. Since the program launched in 2003

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antifreeze containers in the Oceanside area, to find them and more information about BCOUMA visit www. usedoilrecycling.com. To follow Rennick and Janssens’ blog on their adventures and progress through B.C. visit www.bcusedoil. com. reporter@pqbnews.com

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Garlic takes a lot of care to grow, says Valenti “We’ve kept it for up to eight months.” He does add that if you want your garlic to keep it should be stored in a dry dark and well ventilated place. “Banana boxes with holes work really well,” suggested Valenti. The five-acre parcel at the corner of Grafton and Station Roads where Valenti tends to his crops provides just the right amount of sunshine and water for growing the Red Russian bulbs according to Valenti but he admits there’s much more to it than sun and rain. “They take a lot of care to grow. They eat a lot of soil and every year you have to add more nutrients.” While the farm is not certified organic Velenti said they are a fertilizer free farm. “We only use organic compost. We let piles of manure and compost mature and every year we add a dump truck load to each garden.” With the deadline looming for entries into this year’s fruit and vegetable competition Valenti is confident his garlic can take top honours again. He said he will let his son choose the bulbs to be judged because he selected the winners last year. “I will let my son pick … to me they are all nice.” The Nanaimo Horticultural Society will be sending two judges to evaluate this year’s entries in the horticultural competition. They will be looking for uniformity of shape, size and colour. Fair manager Janet Boley said the judges use certain standards of perfection for fruit and vegetables and only the best of the best win. “There should be no defects or signs of disease. If you put two on a plate they should be the same size and colour,” she said. The deadline for submissions into the competition is 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 10. Any entries after that will be charged a late fee. Information on the Coombs Fair can be found at www.coombsfair.com You can purchase some of Valenti’s award winning garlic at the Errington Farmers Market or right from the farm located at the corner of Grafton Road and Station Road in Coombs. — Brenda Gough is a regular News contributor. She lives in Errington.

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Alcohol: the good, the bad and the ugly

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he Good A cool drink is so refreshing and mellowing on a hot day! It melts away the busyness of the day. It’s a great relaxant after a stressful day at work. It’s the universal social lubricant when people get together for fun or celebration. It also helps you postpone having to face present realities like an unhappy marriage, a dead-end job or feelings of guilt about something you’ve done … or not done. Alcohol can help you keep past traumas in the background, rather than in-yourface. In general, alcohol helps to reduce fear, the universal emotion underlying all other negative emotions. Stats Canada estimated that drinking was responsible for saving over 2,500 lives in 2006. The Bad Drinking alcohol is an isolating activity. With drink, talking increases and listening decreases. Genuine communication and intimacy all but disappear. As time passes your drinking reduces your emotional connections to your spouse and family. Family needs are neglected. Alcohol can kill you in 60 different ways. With ongoing overuse of alcohol, there is increased risk of deteriorating health and death. My daughter enjoyed her alcohol. She worked

Hope & Happiness By Dr. Neill Neill and she stayed married, but she died suddenly at 51 when her organs gave out. Alcohol impairment begins with the first sip, and the first casualty is usually your judgment. You rapidly become less able to judge your level of impairment. This could lead to a decision to get behind the wheel. Sober, you could probably handle a difficult life situation, but impaired, you attempt suicide. Alcohol is involved in a very large proportion of suicides. Ongoing alcohol overuse, whether via daily drinking or weekend excess, can lead to becoming alcohol dependent, that is, becoming an alcoholic. Stats Canada estimated that drinking was responsible for over 9,000 deaths in 2006.

functioning alcoholic, so there’s no problem.” “I was okay, but the cop was out to get me.” “No one can help me.” “But everybody drinks.” “I work and support us, so my drinking is your problem, not mine.”

The alcoholic, from the high functioning alcoholic professional to the skid row alcoholic, has every excuse in the book for continuing to live as a victim of life, rather than taking charge. The thought

of not being a victim is loaded with fear for the alcoholic. The alcoholic who refuses to give up victimhood is saying in effect, “If I were to stop drinking and really clean up my life, I would have to

PARKSVILLE — This past weekend Parksville Lawn Bowling wound up their annual Men’s and Ladies Triples Open Tournament. The event covered three days, from Friday evening until the final games on Sunday afternoon. Competition was top notch, with participating teams coming from Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Qualicum Beach, Courtenay and Powell River. Winners of the event were the men’s team from Parksville Lawn Bowling, skipped by Dave Muir with lead Dave Cole and third Dana Atchison. In the Ladies division the honours went to the Qualicum Beach team skipped by Kay McIntyre lead, Liz Pendleton and third Marion Lee. — Submitted by the PLB

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AUDITIONS! Thurs, Aug 11, Fri, Aug 12, 6pm-9pm. McMillan Arts Centre (Oceanside Arts Council). 133 McMillan St, Parksville. Looking for men & women to portray 30 to 45 yrs (ďŹ rst timers welcome), locally written comedies with adult language. Stage manager needed. To be perform Oct 7 & 8. For info call Karalena 250-752-2408.

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION Fern Road Consulting Ltd. NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO THE COMPTROLLER OF WATER RIGHTS UNDER THE WATER UTILITY ACT AND THE UTILITIES COMMISSION ACT NOTICE is hereby given by Fern Road Consulting Ltd. that an application has been made to the Comptroller of Water Rights for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the proposed construction and operation of a waterworks distribution system to serve residents in the area of Lot B, Plan VIP88467, District Lot 29, Nanoose District: Any person wishing further information in connection with this application should apply directly to: Fern Road Consulting Ltd., Box 405 Qualicum Beach, B.C. V9K 1S9 Tel: 250-752-9121 Any objections to this application are to be forwarded to Rick Couroux, Secretary to the Deputy Comptroller of Water Rights, Ministry of Environment, PO Box 9340 PROV GOVT, Victoria, BC V8W 9M1, or by email Rick.Couroux@gov.bc.ca or by fax 250-953-5124 to be received in this office on or before: September 12, 2011 EPCOR Water Services #10-D 1343 Alberni Highway, Parksville, B.C. V9P 2B9

NOTICE OF APPLICATION Fern Road Consulting Ltd. NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO THE COMPTROLLER OF WATER RIGHTS UNDER THE WATER UTILITY ACT AND THE UTILITIES COMMISSION ACT NOTICE is hereby given by Fern Road Consulting Ltd. that an application has been made to the Comptroller of Water Rights for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the proposed construction and operation of a waterworks distribution system to serve residents in the area of Lot 4, Plan 1799, District Lot 81, Nanoose District: Any person wishing further information in connection with this application should apply directly to: Fern Road Consulting Ltd., Box 405 Qualicum Beach, B.C. V9K 1S9 Tel: 250-752-9121 Any objections to this application are to be forwarded to Rick Couroux, Secretary to the Deputy Comptroller of Water Rights, Ministry of Environment, PO Box 9340 PROV GOVT, Victoria, BC V8W 9M1, or by email Rick.Couroux@gov.bc.ca or by fax 250-953-5124 to be received in this office on or before: September 12, 2011 EPCOR Water Services #10-D 1343 Alberni Highway, Parksville, B.C. V9P 2B9

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Gone to be with the Lord on Tuesday August 2nd at the age of 83, Fern enjoyed living in Parksville, BC for the last 10 years after spending most of her life in Thunder Bay, Ontario. She was predeceased by her husband Rev. Leslie Armstrong in 1975. Fern is survived by four daughters, Joan (Elgin) Kotanen, Patricia (David) TifďŹ n, Sharon Hermanson, and Faye (Ken) Hilliard, seven grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren. There will be a Memorial Service at the Wildwood Community Church, 113 McColl Road, Bowser BC on Saturday August 13, @ 2pm. YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

HAFER, Nancy D. 1936 - 2011

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mom, Nancy Hafer, on July 21, 2011. She passed away peacefully in the Palliative Care Unit of NRGH. Nancy was predeceased by her loving husband Ding (Albert) in 2009. She leaves behind a blended family of six children, twelve grandchildren and one great-grandson. Nancy and Ding moved to Parksville in 1988 for the slower life in preparation for retirement. Together they loved to travel and enjoyed clubs such as the RV Camping Club and the Model Railroad Club. Nancy was an avid gardener, reader, painter and craftsperson. She will be greatly missed by friends and family. A celebration of Nancyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life will be held at St. Stephens United Church, 150 Village Way, Qualicum Beach on August 17, 2011 @ 2:00pm.

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A contract maintenance person is required to perform routine inspections and preventative maintenance tasks for 3 barge camps. Responsibilities include but are not limited to, painting floor boards, fixing leaking faucets, replacing oil filters and troubleshooting mechanical issues. The camps are in remote locations only accessible by air and water. Applicants must be organized, have a minimum high school diploma, and experience working with diesel engines. Preference will be given to those who have a welding certificate and electrical experience. Please email your resume or summary of qualifications to shelleyj@pallangroup.com

or fax to 250-286-3868. We appreciate all those who apply, but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. The Lemare Group is currently seeking the following positions : • Hoe Chucker/Loader Operator • Boom Man • A Frame Dump Machine Operator • Grapple Yarder Operator • Hook tender • Boom Man • Chaser • 2nd Loader/Buckerman • 980 Dryland Sort Operator for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Fax resume to 250-956-4888 or email: office@lemare.ca.

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STRUCTURAL STEEL Fitters required at Edmonton North Company. Lead Hand: $34.80/hour; 1st Class: $33.24/hour; Fitter: $31.68/hour; CWB FCAW: $31.68/hour. Fax resume: 780-939-2181 or Email: careers@garweld.com. WANT A CAREER IN THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY? Medical Office & Admin. Staff are needed now! No Experience? Need Training? Career Training & Job Placement Available! 1-888-778-0459

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

We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051.

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

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BLAIRS FENCING, 14 yrs experience. Free estimates, specializing in cedar panels, farm fence & chair link. Call 250240-4615.

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

DIAL-A-LAW: ACCESS free information on BC law. 604687-4680; 1-800-56-5297; ww.dialalaw.org (audio avail). Lawyer Referral Service: need a lawyer? Learn more by calling 604-687-3221; 1-800-6631919.

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

CLEANING SERVICES CARLEEN’S CLEAN & Green. Housecleaning with an eye for detail. Home (250)5948812 or cell (250)240-4017. CHRISTINA’S HOUSE cleaning & lawncare. No job to big or small. Trustworthy, reliable, efficient, no minimum. $15$20. per hr. References avail. 250-927-5600

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HEAVY DUTY MECHANICS NEEDED Are you looking for steady, permanent employment with top compensation and comprehensive benefits? We are now hiring Mechanics with commercial transport experience for our FORT ST JOHN operations. Successful candidates must be motivated, eager to learn, be willing to work shift work, hold valid safety tickets, and complete a clean drug test. Troyer Ventures Ltd. is a privately-owned oilfield services company serving North-East BC and Western Alberta. For more information and to apply, visit our website at www.troyer.ca/employment

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.

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

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SCHOOL DISTRICT 69 (Qualicum) has temporary vacancies for teaching positions. These temporary positions will commence September 1, 2011, and first consideration will be given to teachers on the School District 69 Recall List. The closing deadline is 12 noon on Thursday, August 18, 2011. For a complete list of qualifications and how to apply please visit Employment Opportunities on our website: www.sd69.bc.ca

FOR ALL your drywall and painting needs, reno’s and repairs. Textured ceilings, spray paint. Call a pro, no job too small. Phil 250-954-1859.

PUPPIES - WIEIMARANER - purebred CKC registered. All shots, vet checked, microchip. Excellent pedigree. Raised in our home with lots of love. $1300. http://morfitt.wordpress.com for pictures and info. 250-339-0963

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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

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

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MOVING & STORAGE

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

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.

SUMMER PRUNING Flowering shrubs & certain trees, rhododendrons. Since 1958. Peter Wams 250-752-0176.

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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.

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GARAGE SALES DEEP BAY, 4971 Thompson Clarke W., Fri (12pm-4pm), Sat (8am-4pm) & Sun (8am3pm), Aug 12, 13 & 14. Estate Sale. Lot’s of things for men. Fishing, hunting, tools, paint, collectibles and much more. QUALICUM BAY Lighthouse Community Centre. 240 Lions way, Qualicum Bay, B.C. Date: August 14th, 8am to 12 noon. Pancake Breakfast and Flea Market. Tables $8.00. Ph: 250-757-8481 or 250-7579938. Rain or shine!

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HOMES WANTED

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HOMES FOR RENT

RV PADS

SUITES, UPPER

WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE

DO-IT-YOURSELF Steel buildings. Priced to clear Make an offer! Ask about free delivery, most areas! Call for quick quote and free brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

WE BUY HOUSES

PARKSVILLE: 2 bdrm, newly reno’d apt, Avail. Aug 15. Heat, hot water included. $800/mo. Call (250)248-3350.

PARKSVILLE, 1 bdrm + den, rural main flr character home. FP/porch/laundry. NS,NP, 55+ single. $750 250-248-9648

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

PARKSVILLE- EXTRA lrg, bright 2 bdrm, D/W, W/D, quiet complex. Near schools, beach, dwntwn & on bus route. Now or Sept. 1st, $800 + mo. Call 250-248-8592.

PARKSVILLE 3BDRM newly reno’d, walk to town & schools, $1300 incls utils. NS/NP, avail now, call (250)468-2000.

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

DASHWOOD. SMALL Suite on private, quiet acreage. NS/NP. Utils & wireless internet incld. Furnished or not. Partial water view. $650./mo. (250)951-2706.

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.

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

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AUCTIONS AUCTION- Source Glacier Beverage Co. Bottling line, office, restaurant equipment, Complete 750ml bottling line, SS tanks, forklift and more. View photos at: doddsauction.com

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MOBILITY SCOOTER- Shoprider Sovereign 4. Nearly new, charger and accessories included, $1150. Call 250-6495573 or 250-563-6937.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 20% OFF all office chairs on wheels and client chairs. Over 700 in stock. Brand new 30”x94” plastic top folding tables, $45/each. Coopers Gov’t Surplus. 4767 Headquarters Rd, Courtenay. 1-250-2181665 or cooperssurplus.com A FREE Telephone service Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1-866-884-7464.

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RECREATIONAL PROPERTY

CENTRAL French Creek area, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms plus bonus room! Quiet cul-de-sac. Call 250954-5352 to view today!

RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, 0.83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake. Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good fishing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $230,000. 250-395-0599. (Please see bchomesforsale.com/70mile/frank.)

PARKSVILLE, rancher 223 Evergreen St. $269,000. Updated 3 bdrm, 1-1/2 baths located on quiet dead end st, centre of town, newer 5 appls incl. Central vac, detached shop/garage. 250-248-0603

HOUSES FOR SALE

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MEDICAL SUPPLIES

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!

RENTALS ACREAGE

THIS HOME HAS IT ALL! This 16 year old custom built 3600 sqft, 3 storey home features 4 bdrms, 4 baths, fabulous kitchen, roomy living room, natural gas fireplace, master bdrm with 4 pce ensuite. Great rec room (31x14) in finished basement. Completely finished 40x57 deluxe shop with separate bath. Property is 2.26 gorgeous, well kept acres. 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

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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 ERRINGTON 1 BDRM Apt, priv entrance, no pets. $585 hydro incld. 250-954-0535. OCEAN SANDS RESORT on Rathtrevor Beach. Fully furnished 2 bdrm condos includes utilities, cable, phone and internet. Available Sept 1. $1100/mo. (250) 954-0662 . ERRINGTON 1 BDRM- private entrance. Avail Sept 1. $550/mo+ utils. Refs req’d. Call (250) 954-0191.

QUALICUM WATERFRONT, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 55+ condo, underground prkg, hot tub, exercise room, BBQ, F/P, 5 appls, $1100. Small pet ok. Call 250752-0101 or 250-951-6213. RATHTREVOR Beachfront luxury furnished 3 bdrm condo, 2 bath, Sept 18 - May, 2012. $1300. 1-604-929-6905.

PARKSVILLE - Small rancher, 2 bdrm, 1bath, garage attached. Large yard, close to beach/mall. Small pet considered. N/S. Avail Sept. 15. $875 + utils. 250-586-6010.

COTTAGES

PARKVILLE. 1-BDRM apt. on acreage, spacious. Avail. immediately. (250)228-3177.

COOMBS, 1 bdrm reno’d cottage, F/S, W/D, 9-1015 Virginia Rd., avail immed, $650 + utils, call 250-248-2285.

PARKVILLE. 2-BDRM cottage on acreage. Avail immediately. (250)228-3177.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

PARKVILLE. 3-BDRM house, Englishman River area. Avail immediately. (250)228-3177.

PARKSVILLE- 1-BDRM 4plex unit. $600+ utils. Avail Sept 1. Call 250-468-5663.

MOBILE HOMES & PADS

QUALICUM, 2 bdrm patio home, single car garage, gas F/P, 5 appls, private backyard, N/P, N/S, avail immed, $1200 mo, 250-752-2903.

3 BDRM older Mobile, 3 min. from Parksville. $700./mo. Refs req’d. No W/D hookup or yard. Available Sept 1. Kathy 250-951-9886.

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.

MODULAR HOMES

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.

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

HOMES FOR RENT 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

EAGLECREST - 2 bdrm, 1 bath. $1100/mo. Avail Aug 6th. Call 250-248-7777 FRENCH CREEK- waterfront, 3 bdrms, 3 bath, lovely older home. Lease available. $1700. 250-334-3126, 1-604-3291595. LRG 2 bdrm, 2 bath house on shared acreage, w/office, new sundeck, f/s, w/d & wood stove. N/S, N/P. $1000./mo. Avail immed. 250-248-8107 MODERN 2-BDRM Beachfront. Furnished, 5 appls, gas F/P. NS/NP. $1000./mo + hydro. Sept. 1 - June 30, 2012. (250)752-4153, Qualicum.

QUALICUM PATIO home in quality 55+ complex, 1 bdrm, 4 appls, garage, N/S, N/P, very convenient location, $785 mo, 250-649-5573, 250-563-6937. SANDPIPER ESTATES1200sq ft split level, 3 bdrms, 1.5 baths, patio, fenced yard, N/S, small pet under 30lbs ok. Avail now $1200+ utils, 1-604574-1631 or 1-604-307-1631.

1-BDRM SUITE in “The Gardens”, Qualicum Beach. (250)752-2343. EMERALD ESTATES 1 bdrm, walk in shower, hydro & housekeeping incl. Meal plan avail. $1100./mo. Call 250390-2991 PARKSVILLE EMERALD ESTATES- 2 bdrm, 2 bath. Assisted living inclds home maker/laundry services & optional meal plan. Pets ok. $1250. (250)935-6728.

SHARED ACCOMMODATION QUALICUM CONDO, Curious? A widow perhaps? Only minimal cost to you, so save & invest. I have ample space, but really need some help (for kitchen & kitchen garden) because of impaired vision. This is an opportunity for shared partnership in the adventure for living. Call Glenn @ 250752-3327 ROOM for rent in 2 bdrm house n/s, $500/m, 250 248 8384 or 250 954 5234

STORAGE 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.

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

MODERN level entry 1 bdrm suite, walk to town, private fenced yard, separate entrance/parking. w/d, N/S, N/P, suitable for mature individual or couple. $850./mo. Ref’s a must. Avail Sept 1st. 250-9547088 or 250-228-0843.

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TRANSPORTATION AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS

NEW ALUMINUM rims (4) # F8AZ-1007-EA. for 2008 Ford Ranger 250-954-1035

AUTO FINANCING FREE CASH Back with $0 down at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877792-0599 DLN 30309. Free Delivery. www.autocreditfast.ca. WANT A Vehicle but stressed about your credit? Last week 24 out of 28 applications approved! We fund your future not your past. Any Credit. Receive a $500 Gift Card. 1-888593-6095.

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

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

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

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

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

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QUALICUM BEACH. bright, 1 bdrm, 900 sq ft, grd level suite, on acreage, 15 mins north of Village, w/d, n/s, n/p, $550/mo. Avail Sept. 1, (250)752-9776.

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The kids of PTA soaked in the sun and had a lot of fun on the big water slide set up at the local club’s annual summer barbecue. JAMES CLARKE PHOTO

Summer fun for taekwondo athletes By JAMES CLARKE PQ NEWS SPORTS It was a slippery slope for the kids of Parksville Taekwondo Academy in Parksville’s Community Park Saturday and the smiles said it all as they soaked up the sun and had a blast on the

big slip ‘n slide at the club’s annual summer barbecue. “It was a blast ...we had about 100 people turn out (and) the slide was the highlight of the afternoon for sure,” PTA Master Brett Fee said. Speaking of water, “this has definitely been

a watershed of a year,” confirmed Fee when asked about the local club’s strong season, pointing out PTA has competed in five tournaments this year thus far and hosted the Woo Kim Island Taekwondo Championships, the largest Taekwondo tournament held on Vancouver

Island in some 20 years. “As a club, we also won first place in the 2011 Canada Day Parade, and we sent two athletes to a 15-day, high-performance training camp in Korea last Month — Master Brock Fee (Senior Instructor), and Alison Kells.”

PARKSVILLE — A reminder from the diamond the Parksville Royals’ Fall Ball season gets underway Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 5:30 pm up at Springwood Park. Workouts will continue Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 28, 29) and Tuesday and Thursday (Aug. 31, Sept. 2). Royals’ head coach Dave Wallace said the team is hoping to host some exhibition games with other Island teams on the Labour Day weekend (Sept. 4-5). The practice schedule will move to mid-week with games on the weekend once school starts back up, and the program will run through to Oct. 3. The fall ball program is open to any player entering Grades 9 to 12 in 2011. Depending on the interest, Wallace said they are hoping to form two teams — one comprised of Grade 9-11 age players, and another of Gr. 11 and 12s with possibly some Gr. 10s. “The emphasis will be on fundamentals and the development of individual skills in a team concept — hit, run, throw and catch,” surmised the veteran skipper. Basic cost for Fall Ball is $100 per player for six weeks. For more information call coach Wallace at 250-248-2351or e-mail dwallace12@shaw.ca. — James Clarke

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cent of brain injuries when used properly. Ways bicyclists can improve their safety: • Wear a helmet. • Pay attention to your riding and avoid distractions. • Follow the law — it’s the safest way to ride. • Be predictable — ride in a straight line, don’t swerve over sewers or bumps in the road, this will increase your chances of a collision with a vehicle. Signal all turns and check behind you before turning or changing lanes. • Come to a complete stop at every stop sign and red light. • Ride with caution around parked cars. — Canada Safety Council

Oceanside’s Kieran Bowles, left, and Kiran Carcary celebrate a hard fought victory at the B.C.s while teammate Kyle Brandonburg joins in. SUBMITTED PHOTO BY BRIAN ATAGI

Reds redeem their season PARKSVILLE — Oceanside’s Peewee Rep Boys of Summer capped off their season at the provincials in Surrey recently, and while they may

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Swimming to silver medals at the national level By JAMES CLARKE PQ NEWS SPORTS

Group Championships, said Cheung, “was a great success. The results definitely speak for itself, there’s no doubt those kids worked hard and finished well for this season. John and I were very pleased with the results, especially with the fact that we

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ON DECK The Breakers are done for the season, but the coaches are already looking ahead to next year. For more information on the local club contact team manager Sandy Kokoszka at kokoszka@shaw.ca.

are a small team, and we had swimmers medalled in this annual big swimming event in Canada. “It was a great experience for both the kids and I, that’s for sure,” said Cheung. “We are very proud of our swimmers.”

Mining silver medals on the national stage in Montreal were the Breakers’ Maran Kokoszka, left, and Laura Romkes. over the number two spot down the stretch. In the end, Paige Kremer from Alberta finished first in 2:19.55, Maran was second in 2:23.86, and Haley Black from Prince George was third in 2:24.31. “It was definitely breathtaking to watch her swim,” said Cheung, adding, “she worked the strategy (and) she executed it well. Her silver medal was definitely wellearned.” Maran also qualified to swim in 100m Backstroke final, in which she finished fourth at 1:07.12 (a personal best time). Not to be outdone by her good friend and teammate, Laura Romkes touched the wall for a silver medal in the Girls 15 year old 200m Fly. Laura tied for second place with Olivia Feschuk from Halifax with a time of 2:22.24 — a new personal best and Breakers’ record in that category. Romkes also qualified for her very first Senior National (with the standard of 2:22.83) and as such will be able to attend the Canadian Olympic trials coming up in March 2012. It was the third time competing in the nationals for both

Maran and Laura, and the first time on the podium for both. Competing in her first national championships, the Breakers’ 11-year-old Megan Romkes turned in a personal best 2:42.26 in the 200m Fly in the preliminary round, which qualified her to swim in 12&U 200m Fly finals. In the finals, she swam 2:39.28 (once again breaking her personal record and setting a new club record), to finish eighth overall. Megan also swam her personal best time in the 50 Fly (33.40) Haley Bennett, 11,

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By AUREN RUVINSKY NEWS REPORTER A couple of the prize winners from Oceanside’s Bike to Work Week in June gathered at Qualicum Beach town hall to help wrap up the event. The Oceanside Cycling Coalition, which sponsored local events for the provincial Bike To Work Week, said they were pleasantly surprised by how well things went. “The Bike to Work Week provincial coordinator told us to expect about 25 cyclists, but we had over 120 officially participate,” said coalition chair Jim Swanson.

The official participants logged more than 1,500 kilometres that week alone, and anecdotally organizers said many other people were cycling that week who didn’t sign up. He said the local model, encouraging people to bike to their local coffee shop and restaurant, proved so successful it will likely be adopted by a number of British Columbia communities next year. The Community Ride on the Thursday of Bike to Work Week (May 30 to June 5 of this year) was a fun time that more than 30 people stuck with all the way from Parksville to Qualicum

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Orcas spotted off Deep Bay during sport fishing trip DEEP BAY — At around 12 noon on Saturday, August 6, a boatload of anglers were amazed to see a pod of Orca whales near their vessel. According to Bobbie Baldwin of Bowser, the group were sport fishing on their own boat — C.E.O. of Nothing — in Lambert Channel, between Denman and Hornby islands, when they spotted the pod. “The whales were obviously chasing the schools of salmon,” he stated in an e-mail to THE NEWS. After half-an-hour, he continued, they ran out of film and headed back to the dock at Deep Bay. “The old timers on the dock said that they hadn’t seen whales of Chrome Island in 20 to 25 years,” Baldwin wrote. The pod was of six whales and were feeding in approximately 60 feet of water in the channel. As for the sport fisherman, Baldwin stated the fishing was good as well. — NEWS Staff

A pod of Orca whales were spotted off Deep Bay, on the east coast of Vancouver Island, on Saturday. Anglers watching them say the whales were chasing salmon for a meal. SUBMITTED PHOTOS BY BOBBIE BALDWIN

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fter losing his mom to cancer at the age of 16, Campbell River’s Shawn Hall knew he wanted to do something to help others fight the disease. When the opportunity to ride in the Canadian Cancer Society’s Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock came along, he jumped at the chance. “I’ve always wanted to do something for a worthy cause, especially Special cancer,” said feature Hall, a firefighter and an auxiliary Black Press police officer newspapers on with the Vancouver Island Campbell River will publish this RCMP. “It’s special feature something I don’t page spotlighting wish on any kid. police officers I saw the tour as taking part an opportunity in this year’s to help.” Canadian Cancer Although Society his cycling Cops for Cancer experience was Tour de Rock. limited, Hall said other police officers recognized the tour as something he would enjoy and be successful at. “Working up at the detachment, a couple of officers said, ‘Hey Shawn, you’d be good at that,’” Hall said. “It was definitely something I wanted to do, but I didn’t know if I was in good enough shape. I wasn’t too sure.” Before signing up for the tour, Hall occasionally would take his road bike for a spin, but nothing too serious. He has, however, cycled competitively on two different occasions. Twice he took part in the Comox Valley’s Royal LePage Snow to Surf Adventure Relay which combines skiing, running,

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Campbell River firefighter and auxiliary RCMP officer Shawn Hall will ride the length of Vancouver Island in the Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock to raise money for pediatric cancer research. mountain biking, kayaking, road cycling and canoeing. To gear up for the much longer, 1,000-kilometre Tour de Rock, which takes cyclists from one end of the Island to the other, Hall has been cycling three days a week. He and a team of police

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officers and media personalities who represent the north half of the Island, ride together to build up their strength and endurance. On Tuesdays the group focuses on hill riding, typically 30 to 40 kilometres at a time, while Thursday night is reserved

for practising speed, again usually a 30- to 40-kilometre ride. Sundays are when the group does a more relaxing, but longer ride. Those trips tend to be around 100 kilometres. As the northern most member of the team, Hall typically has to drive down to either the Comox Valley, Parksville or Nanaimo for each ride. “It’s a lot of travel, definitely the whole summer it’s been a big commitment between training and fundraising, but it’s a good cause,” Hall said. So far, fundraisers have included a golf tournament at Storey’s Creek, bagging groceries at Thrifty Foods and cycling for about an hour on a stationary bicycle during Canada Day festivities. Hall plans to hold a few car washes and barbecues later this summer, as well as a possible wine tasting in the fall. The highlight of the journey so far for Hall was a recent trip to Camp Goodtimes on the Lower Mainland, a week-long summer camp for kids and teens battling cancer and their families. “We hung out with the kids and did a casino night with them,” Hall said. “We each took a game station and the kids went through and used fake money and they had a great time. We even had a pay-itforward booth where the kids could donate the money they had won to a charity.” Hall said thinking of those kids, and others who are battling cancer, will be what helps him push through the gruelling 14-day ride this fall. “It’s a long time to be on a bike, but then it’s not so bad when you think of why you’re riding and you just push through the pain because you know there’s kids going through worse than you.”

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Bluegrass festival draws double the fans By LISSA ALEXANDER NEWS REPORTER It was a record breaking weekend for the Coombs Bluegrass Festival last weekend, with twice as many campers as well as people through the gates as last year. “I haven’t got the total gate numbers but it’s a record,” said organizer Linda Thorburn. “I’m sure we had over double what we had last year.” Thorburn said last year there were maybe 450 campers and this year there were over 1,000. This was made possible by moving the day parking down the street and utilizing all

the space at the grounds for camping. Highlights of the festival included headliners Mark Phillips and IIIrd Generation, Thorburn said, who played over an hour past their required time because people wanted to dance. “There were people from one corner of the Rodeo Grounds all the way to the other end, dancing,” said Thorburn. “I have never seen as many people dancing in my life ever at Coombs, it was unbelievable.” Following this the group moved over to the hall where Thorburn said they entertained until the

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thinks the website helped attract many of them. The website, which was finished only a few months before last year’s festival, had 4,800 hits following last year’s event and this year there was nearly 13,000. “That’s a huge jump and that makes me understand why (there were so many more people).” Thorburn is looking forward to what next year’s event will bring, and said although organizers have a few ideas of who will be playing, they won’t say ... just yet. To share photos and learn more about the Coombs Bluegrass Festival, visit www.coombsbluegrass.com.

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Anne-Cecile Pflieger offers The French Eye Artist’s first photo exhibition By LISSA ALEXANDER NEWS REPORTER This weekend enjoy some art, design, cheese, wine and live music at BLYS Yoga Studio in Parksville, as artist Anne-Cecile Pflieger puts on her first photo exhibition called The French Eye. Anne-Cecile grew up in France and has been drawing and taking photos since she was young. She studied graphic and visual arts in Geneva, Switzerland and has 10 years experience working as a graphic designer. She has been living in Parksville for the past two years where she continues to do graphic design work, photography, drawing and painting. Photography stimulates AnneCecile and allows her to reveal the beauty

in the world to those around her, she said. “It’s like seeing beauty when sometimes people don’t see anything,” she said, “and suddenly you show them all this beauty.” The photography in this exhibition has been compiled over about four years and will include images of nature, people and city architecture. Anne-Cecile said the photos are from all over the place, from her garden in Parksville to a woman in Mexico and a cityscape in Geneva. She never plans any of her work, just carries her camera around and keeps an open mind, she said. “It’s playing with colours, nature and people and catching moments of truth.” Peter-Jack Rainbird will be playing live music at the event and there will

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Antiques road show fundraiser Oceanside Hospice Society will beneďŹ t from appraisal event By AUREN RUVINSKY NEWS REPORTER August 13 will be part history lesson, part treasure hunt and all fun for the whole family according to organizers of an antiques road show hospice fundraiser. They invite you to bring your family heirlooms to the Heritage Mall (by Serious Coffee) between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

to share stories and learn about their history and value from a team of experts. Local appraisers, many from the Canadian and Irish Antiques Road Shows, will be on hand to evaluate antiques, fine art, jewelry, books, maps, prints, military collectables, Japanese edged weapons, bottles and jars, vinyl records, coins, stamps and others. The experts

include Richard Rosewell, Luis Porretta, Jamie Netley, Clay Elmquist, Patty Pope, Roger Bird, Colin Gillis, Bill Whitten, Pat Patterson and Alison Ross. The first item will be appraised for $10 and each additional will be $5 with all proceeds going to the Oceanside Hospice Society People can also register a head of time to host an antique or

collectable sales table. There will be a dunk tank and bounce farm at Ocean Pool and Spa for the younger visitors, baking at Secrets Bake Shop and apple bobbing. Hot N Cool Yoga Club is hosting a free open house and the British Bobby Restaurant will offer English-style chips in newspaper for the event. Other local retailers are also working

on special activities for the day. Other merchants of the mall are donating proceeds from the day to Oceanside Hospice Society to ensure end of life education and services remain available free of charge. For more information on the Saturday, August 13 event, or to register contact hospice at 250-752-6227, info@oceansidehospice.com or visit www. oceansidehospice. com.

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Scooter Indy teaches skills Race-themed event helps raise awareness of scooter safety By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER When the Indy 500 came to Qualicum Beach on Thursday, there wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a winner and there was nobody travelling at 300 kilometres per hour â&#x20AC;&#x201D; or even close to it. In fact, it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t race cars, but rather scooters, the top speed reached was barely above that of a brisk walk, the course was not 500 miles, but rather, 500 feet and the overall goal wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t glory, but public safety. The event, once known as the Scooter Rodeo, was held at The Gardens in Qualicum Beach, took a NASCAR theme this Truck drivers are much higher than time around, said organizer Surjit you Jhaj. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to raise awareness of safe driving around the community and CONST. PAM BOLTON to learn the skills RCMP of driving safely around the streets.â&#x20AC;? RCMP Constable Pam Bolton stressed the need for scooter users to remember that when theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on their scooters they need to think and act like a pedestrian, which is what they are considered under the law. As well, she noted the need for riders to ensure they are highly visible, citing the flags commonly used on scooters as a good idea. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Truck drivers are much higher than you, so you need to make yourself seen,â&#x20AC;? Bolton said. The 18 participants then took their turns navigating an obstacle course, which included stops, starts and sharp curves. The event was sponsored by Vancouver Island Insurance Centres, Pharmasave, The Gardens in Qualicum Beach, the RCMP and Quality Foods.

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