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Good news for Nanoose A $2 million-plus health facility slated to be built on the Nanoose First Nation (Snaw’Naw’As) reserve in upper Lantzville could start breaking ground as early as November. The project has been in the works for about 10 years, said Chief David Bob, and is much needed in the community.

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Chambers on board Want to know more about what the local business communities think about the issues of the day? You need look no further than a new column feature that kicks off in today’s issue. The new column will include the views on the news by representatives from both the Qualicum Beach and Parksville chambers of commerce. To start things off, we present a missive from Parksville chamber head Kim Burden.

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Completing an Ironman triathlon is a pretty tough order to fill in anyone’s books, , but what about three of them in less than 72 hours? Less than a month after completing her Riding Raw bike ride across Canada, local fitness trainer Wanetta Beal is back home after having made history as the first person to ever finish back-to-back-toback Penticton Ironman triathlons.

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Roofer Terry Duperron puts the final touches to a new sheet metal roof at Ballenas High School. As soon as students got out for the summer work began to replace the old cedar shakes on the sloped roof of the school. Students in District 69 (Qualicum) head back to school today.

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Police are actively looking into an incident in which a Parksville man said he was assaulted by local RCMP officers, says the local police chief. Staff Sergeant Brian Hunter is actively investigating an incident in which Parksville resident Dean Miller alleged he was beaten up by officers on August 6. Miller said he was pulled over at Forsythe Avenue on Highway 19A for driving without insurance and was punched in the face several times, leaving him bruised and bleeding. Hunter said he has been in contact with Miller and has discussed the alleged incident with him. However, he wouldn’t go into details about what was said in that conversation. “I have spoken with him and it’s an event that the detachment is having a look at to determine what happened,” Hunter said. Despite repeated calls, Miller was unavailable for comment at press time.

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Members of the Qualicum Beach Sunrise Rotary Club took brushes and rollers in hand this week to paint the historic Leigh House, which houses the chamber of commerce office. BRENDA GOUGH PHOTO

Rotar y crew lends a brush By BRENDA GOUGH NEWS REPORTER Qualicum Beach Sunrise Rotarians are a busy bunch. With paint donated by Dolly’s Home Hardware in Qualicum Beach, some community minded members worked for several days to paint Leigh House, where the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce is located. Director of Community Services for Sunrise

Rotary Mike Haas had a painting crew of 11 Rotarians paint the heritage building over a four-day period last week. Haas said it was hard work but it was worth it to preserve the character of old building. “There were some sore muscles,” he admitted. Haas said they took on the job for a service project. He said the Town of Qualicum Beach had their staff power wash and prep the building and a group of Rotarians did the rest.

With the HST debate behind them, the provincial Liberals are focusing their attention on the economy and, more particularly, jobs. To that end, Chilliwack MLA and Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier John Les is touring the province to give his take on what is needed and to hear from residents who have ideas of their own. That jobs tour, which kicked off last week, is slated to come to the Oceanside area today (Tuesday, September 6), with Les slated to speak to representatives of the Oceanside chambers of commerce at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre, starting at 4 p.m. Parksville Chamber of Commerce president Kim Burden said Les wants to meet with local businesses regarding the defense and creation of jobs in the community. This is an opportunity to provide ideas and insights on what we need in our local economy.

MLA JOHN LES ... to speak to local business leaders at special meeting In a prepared statement, Burden said defending and creating jobs is about overall economic and fiscal fundamentals, taking decisive actions, removing barriers to investment, and supporting export opportunities in powerful markets that yield job growth in all regions of the province. Anyone who misses the Parksville visit will be able to try again in Nanaimo, where Les will be addressing that community’s chamber of commerce, starting at 6:25 p.m.

CORRECTION The date for the Parkinson’s walk was incorrectly printed in our Tuesday edition. The event is slated to be held on Sept. 10. We regret the error.

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The Labour Day long weekend in Oceanside was a time to stay as far away from labour as possible — which usually meant going to the beach. Here, (Top) Anne Wetmore practices her self-rescue techniques in her kayak. (middle) Victoria residents Brenden Jacob, 11, Ryan Jacob 9 and friend Megan Barnes, 9, get mucky at Parksville Beach. (top right) There’s few better ways to cool off than water skiiing at Cameron Lake. (bottom right) A.J. Johnston, Marshall Ney, Alex Lindsey and Kelsa Hague and (in goggles) Chasye Nicholson relax at Spider Lake and (bottom left) the Anderson family enjoy some down time at Qualicum Beach.

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Setting records for the long jump, goals scored or even pie-eating may be all very well, but there’s one record that Barb Ashmead would be happy to do without — but she’s living right in the middle of it. That record, said the spokesperson for Qualicum Cat Rescue, involves cats or, more precisely, kittens — lots and lots of them. Ashmead said after five years of dropping numbers, she is starting to look at the burgeoning kitten population in the Oceanside area with a growing sense of

alarm. “In our first five years we saw promising results, with numbers of kittens and cats decreasing and fewer cats in existing feral cat communities,” Ashmead said, noting she had another mother cat with six kittens slated to arrive on Wednesday, in addition to the over 20 cats already residing at the facility. “Unfortunately, last two years have been different.” In fact, she said, this year is shaping up to be a record year for unwanted kittens. “We’ve adopted out 116 cats so far this year and handed out 120 spay and neuter-

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Cox-Gustavson, who has worked tirelessly to bring Coombs’ past to the public, is more than happy to share her knowledge of the area. “I enjoy all of this. Our family had a dairy farm here. I grew up here and went to school in Coombs and I have a lot of memories,” she said. Cox-Gustavson moved away from Coombs for a time to pursue her teaching career, but when she retired and moved back 12 years ago she started gathering historical documents on the area in an effort to support French Creek School which the school board was planning on closing. “Marlene and I rallied hard to save the school and started collecting pictures,” she said. “That’s part of it. We were passionate because of our memories growing up here.” Now under the umbrella of the Arrowsmith Community Enhancement Society

Sharon Cox-Gustavson and Dale Donaldson have worked hard to create a sense of history at their recently-opened Coombs Museum. (Below) Cox-Gustavson shows off her facility to students. BRENDA GOUGH PHOTOS (ACES) the museum is up and running, providing a social awareness of the community’s history in preparation for the Coombs centennial celebration taking place on the May long weekend in 2012. The historic house is a perfect place to

display the photos, memorabilia and artifacts, which illustrate and chronicle the lives of the early settlers of Coombs and Cox-Gustavson is an enthusiastic guide. She has a story for many of the photos adorning the walls and is very knowledgeable about the lives of early settlers in Coombs. SEE

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Life of pioneers detailed at Coombs Museum Back in the day, Cox-Gustavson said Coombs was a real train village with lots of logging and farming. She said the land was donated for a Salvation Army settlement when the railroad was built in the early 1900 s and Bert Topliffe, one of the eldest living members from that colony of families has provided a wonderful supply of Coombs history from him and his wife Grace. Cox-Gustavson has also been a generous donor providing an antique bedroom set that once furnished

a tourist chalet at the east end of Cameron Lake. The 10-bedroom structure was built in 1910 by the CPR and Cox-Gustavson worked in the lodge as a teenager. She said when the property was sold and the building removed she used a whole month’s worth of her teaching salary to purchase a headboard and dresser. “The furniture from England came around the horn of South America because the Panama Canal wasn’t finished. When I worked at the lodge in the 1960s, there were only two

headboards left. When I was about 23 years old and I heard the lodge was being dismantled I asked if I could buy the furniture for $300,” she recalled. Have an item or photo collecting dust? The museum is requesting family stories, pictures and local historical artifacts. For further information, donations or volunteer time you can contact Cox-Gustavson at 250-248-6655. The museum is open daily from noon until 4 p.m. and is located beside the Coombs General Store.

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here’s no denying it. With the passing of the Labour Day weekend the summer of 2011 is now officially a part of history. Hopefully, that doesn’t necessarily mean all the fun has gone out of life, but it certainly indicates the need for a marked changing of gears — in adults and children alike. For the younger set, the passing of the long weekend marks the start of another year of school and, while the seemingly interminable monologues of teachers, the onerous workload of home assignments and the regimentation that is a necessary part of school life can seem like something that should be avoided at all costs, it isn’t. Rather than a chore, it truly helps to look at these aspects of school life as challenges to be School is the overcome — if not with flying colours than at crucible where least with diligence and a positive attitude. lifelong Besides, school — senior or junior — is the crucible where lifelong friendships are formed and friendships are renewed. Rather than fear it, there’s no harm that formed will come with embracing it as the very special time that — perhaps many years later — you’ll realize it was. Similarly, workers facing the daunting prospect of another nine, 10 or even 12 months without a real, meaningful break can find themselves looking wistfully out the window at this time of year. Rather than regretting the passing of the summer season, it can’t hurt to look forward to the possibility of doing a noticeably excellent job at whatever it is you do. It’s possible that nobody besides you might notice, but you will know, and that should be quite good enough. — Editorial by Neil Horner

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ad a couple visiting us from Washington last week. Make that half a couple. The guy was charming, witty, interesting and eager to explore new places. His wife was wired. Almost literally. She’s an Investment Something-or-Other back in Washington and I don’t know why she wasted money on the trip because she never really left her office. First day, she plunked her laptop on the dining room table, flipped it open, turned it on … and seldom took her eyes off it for the next three days. She was constantly ‘following the market’ or ‘wrangling e-mails’ or ‘checking eBay’. When she did manage to break free of the laptop’s hypnotic tractor beam she still wasn’t really in the room with us. Her eyes would wander and before long she’d lurch spasmodically, haul her BlackBerry out of her pocket and smile apologetically. “Getting an e-mail,” 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.

she would murmur. Then she would turn away from the table to peck out her response. She wasn’t being intentionally rude; she couldn’t help herself. There’s a viral contagion sweeping the globe and she’s got it bad. I wish Marshall McLuhan was still around — he’d encapsulate what’s going on in one gnomic epigram. What it looks like to me, is we are, all of us, being wired into one continuous, unblinking, Earth-encircling electric circuit. Consider this: in 1815 it took weeks for news of the outcome of the Battle of Waterloo to reach the ears of the citizens of Edinburgh. Last month anyone with a smart phone anywhere in the world could track the London riots in real time Or consider this: a recent Angus Reid poll found that one out

of five Canadians – twenty percent of us – would turn down a million dollars rather than lose our Internet access. When I read that in the paper I found By it so unbelievable Arthur I had to check it. Black Seems like it’s true. In a poll conducted online on May 23 and 24, 1,009 Canadians were asked the following question: “Would you rather receive one million dollars and never use the Internet again or would you prefer to keep the Internet?” Twenty percent of the respondents said they’d rather be online than be a millionaire. You don’t have to be a tech junkie to be affected by the seductive siren call of the Internet. I don’t do Facebook or Twitter (does anyone aside from hospital patients in full body casts truly have time for that?) — but I get ‘way more e-mails than I need in my life

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— and I spend ‘way too many hours dealing with them. There are only 24 hours in the day and if we’re spending more and more time online, it means we’re spending less and less time doing something else. For some people it means less sleep; others lose out on sports and recreational activities. For me, it’s books. I am not reading nearly as many books as I used to. I want to. I still buy books and start them. Then they join the teetering stacks of unread or half-read tomes beside my bed. I just can’t concentrate as well as I used to. I can no longer, as literary critic David Ulin wrote “find within myself the quiet necessary to read.” I think it’s because I’m subconsciously waiting for the book to beep or ping or buzz or transport me to a related video link. I think I’m actually waiting for — expecting — a distraction that will titillate me, divert me,

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take me away from the grunt work of reading. Oh, I still ingest reams of data — blogs, YouTube videos, favourite websites and clever stuff my friends send me. Trouble is, it’s mostly crap, or at best, entertaining minutiae that won’t mean a thing two months from now. A good book is a three-course meal; an hour on the Internet is like OD’ing on Granddad’s Bacon Rinds. A good book is the opposite of that. It’s the distillation of a premise or an idea or a flight of fancy that someone thought was worthy of preserving in a form that wouldn’t change for centuries. As Samuel Butler said, “The oldest books are just out to those who haven’t read them.” Don’t mistake me — I’m not dissing the Internet. It’s revolutionary and it’s mind-blowing. Internet Technology is the biggest thing to come along in my lifetime — so far. But when it comes to content, I’m not sure about the shelf life.

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LETTERS Taliban Jack was right all along I watched the CNN show, Global Public Square with Fareed Zakaria last Sunday, and was delighted when his guest Mr. Harper at long last acknowledged that the insurgency in Afghanistan could not be defeated. My question on Sunday morning, and now after reading the OpEd piece, Harper’s Candour in the March 5 Vancouver Sun, is simply, what took you so long to figure that out, Prime Minister? Did somebody finally give the PM a history book that detailed the failures of all occupying forces in that God-forsaken hell-hole dating back to Alexander the Great in 328 BC? Or was the in-flight movie en route to Washington an old rerun of The Man Who Would Be King? It was adapted from a novel by Rudyard Kipling; a writer who saw first hand the futility of trying to conquer the Pashtun people in that region he called the Hindu Kush. Or perhaps the PM somehow got his hands on a year-old report from the NATO Commander in Afghanistan in which U.S. General Dan McNeil stated that it would take in excess of 400,000 troops to defeat the insurgents? A couple of years ago when our mission to Afghanistan was being extended, the leader of the NDP stated in the House of Commons that the insurgency would never be defeated. He was heckled by the Harpercrites and labeled Taliban Jack. Taliban Jack has been wrong about a lot of things, but on this one he’s always been right in saying repeatedly that it’s time to bring our troops home and stop the needless slaughter.

Bernie Smith Parksville

Ferry workers the cause of high fares It has been interesting to follow the controversy over David Hann’s salary contract which appears most generous especially in comparison to his counterpart at

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his letter is in regards to F.H. Horner’s letter (THE NEWS, Aug. 26) on Qualicum Beach municipal elections contestants. It wasn’t that long ago when Horner dissected Wendy Mauer when she had made her comments known on certain happenings within the Town; now it is Mary Brouilette’s turn and we are months away from an election. I can only imagine the pace will pick up and by November a picture of Mary will develop wherein she has fangs, claws and a horn or two. It appears that Horner doesn’t appreciate someone whose view of Qualicum Beach goes beyond his narrow scope. I love living in Qualicum Beach; it is small, it is limited in growth potential and has a charm that cannot be duplicated. However, those that live here have no right to tell others they can’t come and, to the best of their ability, council and developers must accommodate them. I have met Mary but who hasn’t after all those years at the credit union and have found her to hold the same ideals of growth and development as do the majority of the citizens. The mayor holds the gavel but the council member hold the power, thus, it is not the mayor who will maintain or change the direction of the town. I think Mary has done a commendable job in her first term on council, she has a good handle on the issues, she brings many different perspectives, she is intelligent, she is diligent, dedicated and pretty to boot. Need I say more other than I think she has my vote hands-down. Now if she would only run for mayor.

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Washington Ferries. The competency of those bureaucrats awarding the contract certainly requires scrutiny. The cost of operating our ferries also seems out of line in looking at both. The Washington operation however does not have to deal with the B.C. ferry workers union and its outrageous compensation, staffing and benefit demands. These are unquestionably the most important contributing factor to our ferry operating costs. As for Adrian Dix’s recent comments endeavouring to connect the timing of the signing of Mr. Hann’s contract with the sinking of The Queen Of The North, these are at best, ill spirited and reprehensible. The two events are obviously

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unrelated. The resultant costs, including loss of life, legal fees, loss of the ferry and likely compensation will assume staggering proportions and will make Mr. Hann’s salary seem as small pocket change in comparison.

Colin Bartlett Parksville

Others will pay the price for Campbell Gordon Campbell and his stooges learned a lesson this week. However, there is an upside and a downside to this story. Campbell got himself a plum job for his decision to introduce the HST and will be cruising the cocktail circuit in London. The stooges are going to feel

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Rule change killed the B.C. HST This letter is in response to the letter by Roy Summerhayes (THE NEWS, Aug. 30). Roy, please in the future, use reality and facts before you consider commenting. The public who are reading these comments were not born yesterday. The HST referendum result is drastically short of what would have been needed to the kill the tax if former premier Campbell had not changed the threshold for success under the Recall and Initiative Act brought in under the former provincial NDP government. Under those initial rules, the Fight HST campaign would have needed 50 per cent of all eligible voters in British Columbia — or about 1.5 million people — to vote in favour of killing the tax in order for the HST to be scrapped. If the rules had been applied, the August 26, 2011 tally would have failed by more than 640,000 votes. Former premier and Fight HST head Bill Vander Zalm went so far as to thank former premier Campbell for these changes, because if they were not made, there is no way the HST would have been defeated. New Democrat leader Adrian Dix on the other hand, has chosen not to comment on this topic, as the old rules were originally initiated by the former NDP government. Dalton McGuinty, the premier of Ontario who also brought in the HST on July 1, 2010, commented after the HST vote in British Columbia that: “Steady as she goes, HST has stabilized the Ontario economy, with more new jobs this year than anywhere else in the rest of Canada.” They have the advantage.

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There were more than birds on display Sunday at the Oceanside Poultry Club monthly Show and Swap at the Parksville Buckerfields. That’s a good thing, too because a racoon ate the chickens at Soren Kristensen’s coop. While his mom Elaine was looking for some new layers, Soren, 3, had his sights set on one of the Malamute/ Pyranees cross puppies, which were also for sale at the monthly event.

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Fewer than 500 police officers found themselves dealing with a crowd of 155,000 hockey fans and troublemakers much more quickly than they expected, a review of the Stanley Cup riot has found. Police started out with 446 officers on the streets of downtown Vancouver on June 15, and had 928 on duty by the time the situation was brought under control, said a report issued Thursday by two reviewers appointed by the B.C. government. Unlike the 1994 riot, police from different cities were able to communicate, but due to a lack of practice working together, there was still confusion, the report said. Another difference

from 1994 was the expansion of SkyTrain service, which rapidly delivered many more people to the downtown core. The police “meet and greet” technique that was effective during similar downtown gatherings at the Olympics in February could not function because of the size and early arrival of the crowd, said Doug Keefe, the former Nova Scotia deputy minister who conducted the review along with former Vancouver Olympic CEO John Furlong. Premier Christy Clark said she is as frustrated as anyone that more charges haven’t been laid, but police are trying to be as thorough as possible. “It was those drunken louts who caused this problem,” Clark said. “It wasn’t police, it wasn’t other

citizens. It was them.” Only two charges were laid as of this week against rioters. Vancouver Police launched a website Tuesday with pictures to help the public identify offenders caught by the many cameras that were used the night of the riot. VPD Chief Jim Chu said he wants a full review of 1,600 hours of video and other evidence so people who committed major offences don’t get off with lesser punishment. NDP public safety critic Kathy Corrigan said the province needs to help fund the regional event security recommended by the report. Corrigan said Chu is wrong that people can’t be charged with additional offences if new evidence comes forward. Police asked City

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A $2 million-plus health facility slated to be built on the Nanoose First Nation (Snawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Nawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;As) reserve in upper Lantzville could start breaking ground as early as November. The project has been in the works for about 10 years, said Chief David Bob, and is much needed in the community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is needed,â&#x20AC;? he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;we have community members who live down here who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t access the public health services offered by VIHA (the Vancouver Island Health Authority).â&#x20AC;? Bob explained itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been years since some elders have been to the doctor because of how theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been treated in the past.

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the rest, Bob said. The new facility will see an alcohol and drug abuse councillor, community health nurse, community health representatives, an occupational therapist and an office for mental health care workers, Bob explained. The band will also be negotiating to get dentists and doctors into the facility, he said, with the ultimate goal of having an overall healthier community. Bob said tendering will happen in mid September and he hopes to break ground in November. Currently there are more than 210 members living on the Nanoose First Nation reserve and about 60 off the reserve. For more information visit www.nanoose.org.

Oceanside brain injur y fundraiser The Oceanside Brain Injury Society & Resource Network (OBISNet) is proud to announce its official designation as a not-forprofit society. Although still in its infant stages, OBISNet is two years in the making, hosting regular Breakfast Club meet â&#x20AC;&#x2122;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; greets 10 a.m. every Friday at the Wembley Mall White Spot. The organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission is to assist survivors of acquired and traumatic brain injury and their families with informational support, guidance and help with reintegration into society. Another top priorities is their campaign for Brain Injury Awareness and Prevention: striving toward eliminating the social stigma surrounding this type of injury and ways to prevent it happening to you or someone you love. A brain injury can happen to anyone at any time. The Oceanside Brain Injury Society will hold its first major fundraiser in October, watch The News for more details to come on the fall fair style event.

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drinking. The hotel room tax also went down by a point under HST. Should that be raised? These are policy decisions that still must be made, with the province still in deficit. Correction: in last week’s column I referred to a PST reduction for Toyota Prius hybrids, suggesting it would be restored. In fact this tax break had a sunset clause, and would have expired in March 2011 in any case. B.C.’s 2008 “green budget” brought in a series of PST incentives for fuel-efficient vehicles, from $1,000 to $2,000 depending on how carbon-efficient they were. PST exemptions were also extended to Energy Star appliances. The centerpiece of that budget was the carbon tax. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. You can reach him at tfletcher@blackpress.

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sions to others, the third floor got a mere sop to satisfy them while absolutely destroying their current quality of life. Medical practitioners know that the well being of people whose health is less than optimal is dependent not only on physical and mental care and stimulation, but on meaningful social care as well. In the apparent interests of adding more top-paying private rooms by taking away present space and amenities from third floor residents, the new owners seem thoughtlessly bent on lessening, even taking away, these three necessities for a reasonably pleasant life for these people. Is it in part because third floor residents are less able to stand up to the threat? Take away the sunroom/lounge — a source of natural light to the core of the building, and the one site available for quiet in-service meetings or for discussion and story time for many in wheelchairs, and their one real view on the outside world. (Oh yes – a third of it, crowded with chairs, will remain, they say.) Take away current dining spaces and TV lounge and remove two more natural light areas to plug in more paying rooms, adding small cramped “activity” lounges in their place and also take away the entertainment/activity/ celebration area and put in the displaced dining tables. Wow — great obstacle course for all those wheelchairs and for the servers with hot soup trolleys, and the care attendants who help at meals. SEE

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NOTICE OF OPEN HOUSE AND PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on Monday, September 12, 2011 at 7:00 pm in the Town Hall Council Chamber, #201 - 660 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, to receive representations from all persons who believe their interest in property to be affected by the proposed amendments to “Town of Qualicum Beach Land Use and Subdivision Bylaw No. 580, 1999”. A copy of the amendment bylaws may be inspected at the Municipal Office of the Town of Qualicum Beach, #201 – 660 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm on September 2, 2011 and between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, except statutory holidays, from September 6, 2011 to September 12, 2011. The amendment bylaws are: 1. “Town of Qualicum Beach Land Use and Subdivision Bylaw No. 580, 1999, Amendment (Downtown Commercial) Bylaw No. 580.61, 2011” 2. “Town of Qualicum Beach Land Use and Subdivision Bylaw 580, 1999 Amendment (KSS - 266 Village Way) Bylaw No. 580.63, 2011” 1. Land Use & Subdivision Bylaw No. 580, 1999, Amendment (Downtown Commercial) Bylaw No. 580.61, 2011 If the application is approved by Council, “Town of Qualicum Beach Land Use and Subdivision Bylaw No. 580, 1999” will be amended as follows: (a) “Schedule ‘6B’ Required Number of Off Street Parking Spaces”, Section 2.1 will be amended by: i. Reducing the Required Parking Spaces for “Non-residential ground floor uses” from 1 per 30 m2 to 1 per 40 m2 of floor area, and for “non-residential above ground floor uses” from 1 per 50 m2 to 1 per 60 m2 of floor area. ii. Adding Section 2.2.1, “Parking Adjustments”, which allows parking requirements to be reduced under certain conditions. iii. Reducing the required parking in the C1, C4 and C7 zones. In addition, non-residential parking spaces shall be publicly accessible and not reserved for an individual or business. (b) “Part 6 - Land Use Regulations” will be amended by: i. Adding provisions for amenity bonuses to Section 6.3 (19) “Density Bonuses”. ii. Renumbering Section 6.3 as appropriate. iii. Removing the sections titled “Required Site Area” and “Density Bonus for Amenity” from Commercial 1, Commercial 4, and Commercial 7. iv. Removing the sections titled “Required Site Area” from Residential 3, Residential 10, Residential 11, Residential 12 and Residential 13 zones. v. Amending Commercial 1, Commercial 4, Commercial 7, Industrial 1, Residential 3, Residential 10, Residential 11, Residential 12 and Residential 13 zones to include a reference to Section 6.3 (19) “Density Bonuses”. (c) “Part 2 – Interpretation” will be amended by changing the maximum size of an “accessory residential rental unit” from 55m2 to 75m2. (d) Downtown landscaping requirements changed from 25% to 20%. (e) “Schedule 6A – Zoning Map” will be amended by changing the zoning of ‘Residential 1 (R1)’ parcels within the Village Neighbourhood (as defined in the 2011 OCP update), from “Residential 1 (R1)” to “Residential 14 (R14)”. (f) “Part 2.1 – Definitions” will be amended by changing the definition of agriculture adding “farm education,” after the words “includes a farm retail sales”. (g) “Part 2.1 – Definitions” will be amended by adding the following definition: i. farm education means education and research except schools under the School Act, respecting agricultural use, as long as the area occupied by any buildings or structures necessary for the education or research does not exceed 100 m2 for each parcel and the number of students at any one time does not exceed 10 persons; 2. Land Use & Subdivision Bylaw No. 580, 1999 Amendment (KSS - 266 Village Way) Bylaw No. 580.63, 2011 This zoning amendment bylaw will change the zoning designation of the Kwalikum Secondary School (KSS) site so that “Public School” is the only permitted use. This amendment will support the long term retention of the secondary school in its current location. A housekeeping amendment has also been included in the proposed Amendment Bylaw No. 580.63. In the Institutional 1 (P1) zone, “Residential Use” has been changed to “Residential Use that is Accessory to a School or Church.” This clarifies that residential use is not permitted as a standalone use, but does not change any other details of the zone.

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Figure 1: Location of 266 Village Way For further information regarding the bylaw amendments, please contact the Planning Department at the Municipal Office of the Town of Qualicum Beach, #201 – 660 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia at 250.752.6921 or email planning@qualicumbeach.com. This Notice is published in accordance with Section 892 of the Local Government Act. Paul Butler Director of Planning Town of Qualicum Beach

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TOWN OF QUALICUM BEACH Incorporated 1942

2011 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTIONS NOTICE OF NOMINATION Public Notice is given to the electors of the Town of Qualicum Beach that nominations for the offices of: Mayor - one (1) to be elected Councillors - four (4) to be elected for a 3-year term (December 2011 to December 2014), will be received by the Chief Election Officer or a designated person, as follows: Town Hall, Town of Qualicum Beach, #201-660 Primrose Street, PO Box 130 Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1S7 Fax: 250.752.1243 during the Nomination Period, from 9:00 am Tuesday, October 4, 2011 to 4:00 pm Friday, October 14, 2011. Nomination packages, including required forms, are available for pick-up at Town Hall during regular office hours, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays).

QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE A person is qualified to be nominated, elected and to hold office as a member of Town Council if they meet the following criteria: • • • •

Canadian citizen; 18 years of age or older; resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office.

Note: You do not have to live or own property in the Town of Qualicum Beach to run for office.

ADVANCE ELECTOR REGISTRATION Are you eligible to vote at the November elections in Qualicum Beach? Is your name on the current list of electors? If you are not sure, you can find out by calling or visiting Town Hall located at #201-660 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach or telephone 250.738.2202 or 250.738.2207. Town Hall is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays). Advance elector registrations will be accepted at the Town Hall until September 27, 2011. With the exception of registrations in conjunction with voting on advance voting days or general voting day, elector registrations will not be accepted during the period September 28, 2011 to November 19, 2011. All new elector registrations must either (a) produce to the election official at least 2 documents that provide evidence of the applicant’s identity and place of residence, at least one of which must contain the applicant’s signature, or (b) produce to the election official at least 2 documents that provide evidence of the applicant’s identity, at least one of which must contain the applicant’s signature, and make a solemn declaration as to the applicant’s place of residence within the meaning of section 52 of the Local Government Act.

ELECTOR QUALIFICATIONS RESIDENT ELECTORS: • • • • •

age 18 or older; a Canadian citizen (landed immigrants and corporations are not eligible); a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; a resident of the Town of Qualicum Beach for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualified by law.

NON-RESIDENT PROPERTY ELECTORS: • • • • • • • •

age 18 or older; a Canadian citizen (landed immigrants and corporations are not eligible); a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; a registered owner of real property in the Town of Qualicum Beach for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; not entitled to register as a resident elector; not holding the property in trust for a corporation or another trust; not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law; and if more than one person owns the property, only one of the owners may register and that person must have the written consent of the majority of the other owners. (Note: Registration and Consent forms are available at Town Hall. Nonresident property electors may only vote once in Qualicum Beach, regardless of the number of properties they own.)

LIST OF REGISTERED ELECTORS Beginning Tuesday, October 4, 2011 until the close of general voting for the election on November 19, 2011, a copy of the list of registered electors will, upon signature, be available for public inspection, at Town Hall, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays). If requested by an elector, the list of registered electors may be amended in order to protect the privacy or security of the elector. This means the address or other information of the elector will be omitted or obscured on the list that is made available for public inspection or provided to candidates. Requests to omit or obscure information may be made in writing to the Chief Election Officer, Town of Qualicum Beach, 201-660 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach, BC, V9K 1S7 and must be received before September 27, 2011.

OBJECTION TO REGISTRATION OF AN ELECTOR Any objection to the registration of a person on the list of registered electors must be made in writing by a person eligible to be registered as an elector, no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, October 14, 2011. Objections can only be made on the basis that the person whose name appears has died or is not qualified to be registered as an elector of the Town of Qualicum Beach.

VOTING OPPORTUNITIES General Voting Day November 19, 2011 and Advance Voting opportunities on November 9 & 16, 2011 will be held at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, 747 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach, BC between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm. Mail ballot voting will also be available for registered electors with a physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting opportunity or who expect to be out of Town on general voting day and at the times of all advance voting opportunities. MORE INFORMATION Visit www.qualicumbeach.com or contact: Trudy Coates, Chief Election Officer, 250.738.2202, tcoates@qualicumbeach.com Heather Svensen, Deputy Chief Election Officer, 250.738.2207, hsvensen@qualicumbeach.com

Nancy Whelan and residents of The Gardens in Qualicum Beach listen to presentation about proposal. NEWS FILE PHOTO CONTINUED FROM A25

Lounge looks crowded It’s also great and the nurses with their medication carts. Take away the open area and comfortable furniture where residents enjoy weekly musical or other entertainment, collect for seasonal celebrations, or Friday happy hours, or relax to read or visit with friends and family. (See — makes room for dining tables?) “Oh, and we’re going to put electric heaters in the ceilings of the two outdoor balconies so third floor residents can use

them all year round.” Sure, and where are the care attendants … between getting people up, washing and dressing them, making beds, feeding, helping, and stopping for an instant cheery hello, putting them down for naps, collecting them for activities, going to find the time to bundle up these frail people in outdoor clothing to put them outside where their heads will be warmed while their feet freeze? Won’t the residents

just love being out there in the cold of January? I quote Professor Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs and Steel “… infectious diseases which [arise] as a consequence of the intermingling of many people … in fixed locations.” (Plenty of room for more, here.) And I take the liberty of paraphrasing a friend’s comment on factory chickens — “The modern way of looking at [people] is like looking at a commodity.”

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Dealing with alcoholic children

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n my last column I talked about how addiction and codependency can be two sides of the same coin. That generated yet another request for a column about dealing with alcoholic children. It’s a difficult assignment for me because the psychologist who helps others with relationships tainted by any of a myriad of issues, including addiction, codependency and dealing with adult children and parents who abuse alcohol, has himself fallen into many of the same traps. It seems that objectivity goes out the window when it’s your own son or daughter. Dealing with a son’s drug and alcohol abuse has been the most difficult and divisive challenge my wife and I have had to face in our decades together. He was charming, generous and creative. But like all addicts, he lied easily and took advantage of other

of all was accepting the reality of his addiction with all it entails and the reality of his probable early demise. As parents we fought hard to deny this, but we could not change the reality. We had to learn to refrain from rescuing him. Each rescue let him off the hook for taking responsibility. When we stopped rescuing him, he became more responsible. We withdrew direct financial support: no more enabling him with money handouts, no matter how small. However, he was always well fed when he visited and we always took food with us when we visited him. We stopped letting him stay with us other than for a weekend visit. We stopped enabling him in avoiding responsibility for his life. We had always listened to him talk about his struggles, but we had to learn to accept our own feelings of helplessness. This was very difficult

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By Dr. Neill Neill people’s generosity. This led to conflicts between my wife and me, especially in those extended periods when he had returned home to live with us. My wife and I each got professional help, and over time we mended the rift. Our son went into various treatment programs. However, after the years of substance abuse and general neglect, he became disabled through failing health and died at age 40. This multi-decade experience taught us things we may have already known intellectually, but had never really understood. Here are a few of them. The hardest lesson

for two people who seem to be hardwired to jump in and fix things. We attempted to restrict our advice to those times he asked for it. As we got the lessons and our son came to understand the new reality, our relationships with him became more lovebased again. Communication opened up. We had a beautiful mutually-supportive relationship with our son, especially during his last year. It meant a lot to us. It meant a lot to him. Had we continued to deny reality, to rescue and to enable, we might never have made peace. His early death would have been even more tragic. Having to deal with adult addicted children is something I could never wish on any parent. You can reach Registered Psychologist Dr. Neill Neill for an appointment at 250752-8684 or through www.neillneill.com/ contact.

Mayor [1] and Councillors [6] will be received by the Chief Election Officer or a designated person at the City of Parksville offices, 100 Jensen Avenue East, Parksville, BC from 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 4, 2011 to 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 14, 2011 (excluding statutory holidays and weekends).

2011 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTIONS

QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE

SCHOOL DISTRICT TRUSTEE Voting Areas of SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 69 (QUALICUM) (Electoral Areas of the Regional District of Nanaimo, the regional District of Powell River and the Municipalities of City of Parksville and Town of Qualicum Beach and the District of Lantzville)

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A person is qualified to be nominated, elected and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria: • Canadian citizen; • 18 years of age or older; • resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; • not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office.

District of Lantzville

Note: There is no requirement for a candidate to be a resident or own property in the municipality.

City of Parksville, Town of Qualicum Beach, Electoral Area E, Regional District of Powell River

LIST OF REGISTERED ELECTORS

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will be received by the Chief Election Officer or a designated person at the Board Office of School District No. 69 (Qualicum), 100 E. Jensen Avenue, Parksville, BC from 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 4, 2011 to 4:00 p.m. Friday, October 14, 2011 (excluding statutory holidays and weekends). Should anyone wish to file nomination documents in other than office hours, arrangements may be made by phoning the Secretary Treasurer, Mrs. Bernice Hannam, or the Assistant Secretary Treasurer, Ms. Tracee Carey, at 250-248- 4241 or the Chief Election Officer at 250-245-9918. Nomination documents are available at the Board Office of School District No. 69 (Qualicum) during the office hours of 9:00 am to 4:00 pm., Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays).

QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE A person is qualified to be nominated, elected and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria: • • • •

Public Notice is given to the electors of the City of Parksville that nominations for the offices of:

School District 69 (Qualicum)

Public Notice is given to the electors of the School District No. 69 (Qualicum) that nominations for the offices of:

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Nomination documents are available now from the Chief Election Officer or a designated person at the City of Parksville, Civic & Technology Centre, 100 Jensen Avenue East, Parksville, BC during regular office hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday excluding weekends and statutory holidays.

NOTICE OF NOMINATION

No. of Trustees to be Elected

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Canadian citizen; 18 years of age or older; resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office.

FURTHER INFORMATION on the foregoing may be obtained by contacting Dennis J. A. Brown, Chief Election Officer (250-245-9918). Dennis J.A. Brown Chief Election Officer for School District 69 (Qualicum)

Beginning October 4, 2011 until the close of general voting for the election on November 19, 2011, a copy of the list of registered electors will, upon signature, be available for public inspection at the City’s Administration Department, Civic & Technology Centre, 100 Jensen Avenue East, Parksville, BC during regular office hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday excluding weekends and statutory holidays. An elector may request that their address or other information about them be omitted from or obscured on the list of electors.

OBJECTION TO REGISTRATION OF AN ELECTOR An objection to the registration of a person whose name appears on the list of registered electors may be made in accordance with the Local Government Act until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2011. An objection must be in writing and may only be made by a person entitled to be registered as an elector of the City of Parksville and can only be made on the basis that the person whose name appears has died or is not qualified to be registered as an elector of the City of Parksville. Objections must be submitted to the Chief Election Officer. FURTHER INFORMATION may be obtained by contacting Lynn Kitchen, Chief Election Officer [250 954-3060] or Amanda Haywood, Deputy Chief Election Officer [250 954-3070]. Lynn Kitchen CHIEF ELECTION OFFICER


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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

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For the love of the dance Dancers lacing up their ballet shoes for fall

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or the past 25 years, Dancestreams Youth Dance Company has been enriching the training of career-minded dancers on Vancouver Island, and seeing the successes year by year — and they’re not done yet. The award-winning company will hold its annual master classes and auditions on Sunday, September 11 at Vibrant Studios in Nanaimo. This past season the dancers, who hail from Qualicum Beach, Campbell River, Port Alberni, Nanaimo and Duncan, were fortunate to have new works set on them by Canadian dance icon Serge Bennathan, Karissa Barry, Amber Funk and Sara Coffin. The group meets every Sunday throughout the season in Parksville for six hours, where company members are treated to master classes with guest teachers and choreographers, workshops on nutrition, career planning, pilates A hallmark of the non-profit program is the access to some of Canada’s most sought after choreographers and teachers, with the opportunity to perform in the annual regional tour and periodic foreign tours which have included China in 1994, Los Angeles in 1998 and 2001; Belgium in 2003 and Germany in 2003 and 2008. The repertoire includes works by Clifford E. Lee Choreography Award win-

ners Wen-Wei Wang, Joe Laughlin, Bengt Jorgen as well as Bev Aitchison, Shay Kuebler, LouisMartin Charest, Hannah Stilwell and a host of others. Dancestreams alumni have gone on to professional training and careers around the world, including Ballet BC, Ballet Kelowna, Ballet Victoria, Cirque du Soleil, London Studio Centre, Julliard, English National Ballet. Last season’s graduate, Elizabeth Elwood from Qualicum Beach School of Dance, has been accepted to the National Ballet School of Canada Teacher Training Program in Toronto beginning this fall. As an emerging artist, she was featured in the May edition of The Dance Current magazine, and was winner of the A-Channel’s Amazing Kid scholarship. Dancestreams also awarded Elwood with the coveted Aitchison Award and scholarship for outstanding professionalism and contributions to the company. Bursaries were also awarded at the annual Dancestreams Dance Odyssey to dancers from 15 Island dance schools. On September 11, Island dancers will have

the chance to take classes with Monica Proenca, the co-director of Lamondance of North Vancouver, for ballet and Claire

visit www.dancestreams. ca. — Submitted by Dancestreams

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ern. Brazilian-born Proenca has performed and choreographed with many International companies and continues her collaboration with Science Friction Productions, directed by Shannon Moreno and Farley Johansson. Dancers don’t have to be auditioning to take advantage of these classes for dancers, aged 13 to 18, but those wishing to audition must take both. Advanced dancers age 11 and up are welcome to attend. If there is sufficient interest, a junior company will be considered. Pre-registration is appreciated by email: dancestreams@shaw.ca. For more information

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GRANTS-IN-AID 2011 GRANTS-IN-AID APPLICATIONS The general Grants-in-Aid Committee will be meeting in October to award the remainder of the 2011 grant funds to eligible organizations. For complete application and criteria information please visit our website at www.rdn.bc.ca or obtain a copy of this information from the Regional District of Nanaimo ofďŹ ces. Regional District of Nanaimo Grant-in-Aid programs are available through the Administrative Services Department and through the Recreation Services Department. Interested community organizations are requested to review the criteria information for these programs to determine which program is most appropriate for their application. The Beach Club played host to about 100 guests Saturday night as they presented their third annual Bubbles on the Beach event. Here, executive chef Michael Sproul carves up a suckling pig to go with the seafood feast, which was complemented by sparkling wine. BRENDA GOUGH PHOTO

Completed applications for the Administrative Services general Grants-inAid program will be accepted until 4:00 p.m., Friday, September 30, 2011. Submit to Linda Burgoyne, Administrative Services Department, Regional District of Nanaimo, 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 6N2. Phone 250-390-4111 or 1-877-607-4111 (Fax 250-390-4163).

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the Response and the Realityâ&#x20AC;? (October 22) and Randy Alex offers reflections on adventure travel in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Zoomers on the Move: Hiking, Trekking and Climbing around the Worldâ&#x20AC;? (October 29). Two speakers will focus on local travel opportunities: Graham Bruce in the opening session addresses the future of rail travel on the Island, and Jim Swansonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s October 15 talk is called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oceanside Cycling Coalition and You.â&#x20AC;? In the final session a well-known local travel agent, Helen Dyck of Marlin Travel, will offer travel tips in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Know Before You Go.â&#x20AC;? The series runs from September 24 to November 5 (no class October 8) in the Parksville Council Chamber in the Civic

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hank you first of all to the PQB NEWS for the opportunity to bring the news and opinions of the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce from the street corners to your doorstep. The Chamber is “The Voice of Business” and provides that perspective to various debates in our community. We will strive to use this space to be newsworthy and to generate honest, respectful debate on the issues of the day and their affect on the businesscommunity. We are an Island and our major

By Kim Burden economic driver (at this point and a good topic for the future) is tourism. We have seen an increase in visitors this summer at the Visitor Centre although that has not been the case everywhere. General reports indicate that tourism is down somewhat on Vancouver Island. We have seen an increase in visitors coming for the day from other parts of the Island and who wouldn’t if you don’t want to

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spend the BC Ferries fare to get off the Island, then you may as well come to the best spot on the Island. Are these changes a direct result of BC Ferries fare increases? Like any business, when your revenues decrease you need to look at the other side of the ledger and balance the decrease with a trimming of costs. Either that or you can also do what BC Ferries contemplated and increase your fees, fares, prices in hopes that your product is so essential that people who must use the service will pay the bill. I would prefer an examination of the whole ferry system. SEE

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Karen Laity’s birdhouses are made with more than just driftwood. They are also made with love. The Parksville resident began constructing her unique creations just over a month ago after seeing a similar design in a local store that only included a few pieces of driftwood. Laity’s however are all driftwood, all the time. You can check out her driftwood designs at the Errington Farmer’s Market. NEIL HORNER PHOTO

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long term debt by Standard and Poors from its former AAA rating to AA+. 2) The Eurozone rescue package that some commentators feel will not go far enough to solve the problems and, 3) A general slowing of the developed markets economies. I would like to emphasize that what is taking place right now is not a financial or liquidity crises like we experienced in late 2008. Valuations are

good, corporate earnings remain in the high teens, markets are functioning, governments are borrowing and corporations can borrow cheaply. The latest pullback in crude oil prices to near US$85 will help as consumers and companies alike will find it more palatable to meet their energy needs. The strong rally in bond yields will also assure that interest rates will remain low for the time being and continue to encourage

Where it Counts By Stuart Kirk borrowing and hopefully spending. As sentiment shifts from growth slowdown to one of improving, albeit uneven growth, equities should resume their leadership position in

time. Economies are slowing, not falling. This is essentially a crisis of confidence, and not a crisis of liquidity. So how do you deal with all the volatility? Firstly remember that these types of market upheavals are not new to the market place. We have experienced them in the past and will likely experience them in the future. Many investment managers benefit

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Those are some of the problems that Scarlett Luke, of Pack Leader Fitness in Parksville, wants to help address during a special Save Your Dog safety seminar, slated to be held Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Arrowsmith Hall in Coombs. The hour-long event, from 2 to 3 p.m., will teach dog owners tips how to keep their pets safe from the many hazards they can face in today’s modern world. “We’ll deal with

poison-proofing and other issues,” she said. “We’ll be telling owners how to protect their dogs from common things that might happen, such as eating mystery food on a walk and preventing them from taking food from strangers or food that’s been left on the ground.” The event will also cover parking lot safety and how to get dogs to wait at the gate, instead of bolting through every time they find it open.

Part of the focus, she added, is to avoid losing your pet to less scrupulous dog fans who might want to just pick up your pal and make off with it. “Thankfully there haven’t been a whole lot of incidents in Parksville, but it can happen,” she said. “For instance, there were two dogs that were taken to Courtenay and one died, while the other one was found, wandering and starving.” Those incidents are

clearly the exception, but she stressed a few simple precautions can make all the difference between reading about it happening to someone else and have it happen to you. “We’ll talk about all kinds of safety things, how not to leave them unattended in the yard, and why it’s important to make sure you know your neighbours, and how, if you do have a barking problem, to do something about

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it, so the neighbours don’t take action of their own.” Luke is a certified master dog trainer who recently opened her business in the Parksville area to teach dog obedience, with a mandate to create a healthy, happy bond between dog and owner. One of the key points she makes involves the need to cut back on treats. “One of the principles is that dogs need exercise, discipline and affection — in that order,” she said. “I stress the importance of taking them for a walk instead of giving them treats all the time. A walk is a

reward, but a different kind of reward instead of just treats” Luke also runs puppy classes along with regular obedience school and is a certified personal trainer. Not only the dogs get a workout, she added. “I have a boot camp where you warm up and then do stations while dog must stay in a sit or down,” Luke said. “You get exercise and your dog gets exercise, too.” For more information about the Save Your Dog seminar or to sign up, visit packleaderfitness.com. news@pqbnews.com

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The routes and riders served by the BC Ferry fleet are all unique and different; one size does not fit all so the system must adapt to customer needs to be effective and economically viable. It is our lifeline for so many things so until some brave soul builds a bridge we need to keep looking for improvements and opportunities.


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LOST AND FOUND FOUND: GOLD ladies watch, Parksville retail store. Call to identify at 250-248-2662. FOUND: MENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S 10spd bike, around Parksville Elementary. Call to identify (250)248-8167.

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Maxwell, John Charles 1944 - 2011

John passed away August 29, 2011. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Judy; his daughters, Penny and Jennifer and granddaughter, Tejana, and sister Shirley. He leaves many friends, especially Lloyd and Eileen, and numerous family members to mourn his passing. John retired from Algonguin College in Ottawa in 1999 and he and Judy retired to Parksville. John worked at the Write Place (Building Learning Together) in the computer lab until the spring of this year. He was an avid photographer, loved his cat Simon and long walks on Parksville Beach. A Celebration of Life was held Monday, Sept. 5th Anyone wishing to make a donation to the Write Place (BLT) in Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory, may contact Erin Slawson at 250-248-4041 or P.O. Box 27, Parksville, BC, V9P 2G3

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Colleen Anne Hatch (nee Crysler) With great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Colleen. Predeceased by her mother, Norma and father, Grant Crysler. Colleen will be lovingly missed by her husband and best friend, Gerald (Jerry), sons Rob (Leanna) and Greg. Grandchildren, who she cherished spending time with Tyler and Taya. Colleen was an avid animal lover and leaves behind her two yorkies, Abby and Corky, who followed her like a shadow. Colleen will be remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother, adoring grandma, and a dear friend to all that knew her. Most recently she enjoyed her time with Jerry at their home in Desert Hot Springs making new friends and memories. While at home in Parksville, Colleen kept busy with the Red Hat Society living life to the fullest and will be greatly missed. A celebration of Colleenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life was held at Yates Funeral Service on Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 2pm.

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The Town of Qualicum Beach gives notice, pursuant to Section 26 of the Community Charter, that the Town intends to sell land, located in Hermitage Park, at the intersection of Savary Drive and Valdez Drive, legally described as PID 000-006-661, Lot 4, District Lot 78, Newcastle District, Plan 39855, with a civic address of 849 Savary Drive, to Klobchar Construction Inc. for a sale price of $180,000. The Town has retained an approximate 3 metre wide statutory right of way along the southern boundary of Lot 4, for the passage of the public and for maintaining utilities between Valdez Drive and Jones Street. Trudy Coates Corporate Administrator

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HELP WANTED CLEAR ENVIRONMENTAL is seeking individuals to join our team. Responsibilities: Water and soil sample collection and field analysis, drilling waste sampling, analysis, disposal supervision. Pre and post site assessments. Qualifications: Post secondary degree or diploma. Oilfield experience is an asset. Required equipment is a reliable 4X4, lap top computer, GPS, camera. Send resume to: hr@ceslp.ca referencing contract Environmental Field Technicians in the subject line. COOMBS Veterinary Hospital is seeking a full time receptionist with occasional vet assistant responsibilities. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with experience in the veterinary or medical field. Drop off resume to CVH at 2450 Alberni Hwy or email to: dr.rhettmortenson@shaw.ca DAY & EVENING mobile patrol drivers required. FT/PT. Permanent. Must have valid security and drivers licence. Email resume to: hr@footprintssecurity.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.

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PHONE BOOKS Mature persons with car or truck to deliver Canpages Telephone Directories to Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum, Ladysmith and Chemainus.

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RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, (70 Mile House) .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. 250-3950599. (Please see bchomesforsale.com/70mile/frank.)

COOMBS: 1 bdrm cottage, F/S, W/D, deck, Sept. 1, 9-1027 Virginia Rd., $640/mo + util’s. Call (250)248-2285.

PARKSVILLE. NEWLY renovated, fully furnished, beautiful sea view home. 2-bdrm, 1.5 baths. Private & quiet. 5 appl’s, wrap-around deck, beach access, stone fireplace, ample parking. NS/NP, Year lease. $1200./mo. Ref’s req’d (250)586-8844, (250)240-9575

Downtown Qualicum Beach Professional or Retail COMMERCIAL UNIT FOR LEASE 544 sq. ft Good exposure

PARKSVILLE/ERRINGTON, 1 bdrm lower, on 1 half acre, Sept. 1, $750 mo, hydro incl, view Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm, call 250-947-9666.

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PARKSVILLE- LOWER duplex, 2 bdrms, clean, near City Hall. F/S, W/D, ample parking, back yard. Absolutely no pets & no smoking. $750. (250)954-0193.

APARTMENT/CONDO 255 HIRST 2 bdrm $925. Ardent Properties w w w. a r d e n t p r o p e r t i e s. c o m (250) 753-0881. 297 HIRST 2 bdrm 2 bath $1295. Ardent Properties w w w. a r d e n t p r o p e r t i e s. c o m (250) 753-0881 COOMBS: 2 bdrm, bright loft apartment, 4 appls, W/D, utils incl, avail now, N/S, N/P, $950 mo + dam dep, 250-937-9945 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 . PARKSVILLE CONDO2 bdrm, d/w, free lndry, 2 car spaces, nice, $890. Avail immed. Call 250-248-0786. QUALICUM 1-BDRM apt w/ocean view, parking at the door. F/S. $700 inclds utils. Avail now. 250-752-3333. Qualicum Beach 1 Bdrm & garage, D/W, W/D, balc, priv. fenced yard, one pet, storage, near beach/golf. $800/mo, n/s, Sept 1st. Call 250-240-8755. QUALICUM MANOR Apts, 1 block to all amenities. 2 bdrms (896 sq ft), excellent cond, balcony, in quiet civilized environment, patio, parking, storage locker, NS/NP. Available Oct 1. $895/mo. Please call Bill (250)752-6997.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL QUALICUM BEACH: Commercial space. Approx. 1200 sqft at 123 W 2nd Ave. Perfect business space location in downtown QB. Avail. Oct 1. For more info please contact steve.lisawatson@shaw.ca

COTTAGES PARKVILLE. 2-BDRM cottage on acreage, 504 Church Rd. $850. (250)228-3177.

QUALICUM Beach: 1 & 2 bdrm fully furnished cabins / townhouses for rent $800$950/mo incl ALL util. @ Riverside Resort. 400 yrds to beach. No smoking. Pets OK. 1/2 mo. deposit required. 250752-9544; drop in to view daily at 3506 West Island Hwy. www.MyRiversideResort.com

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MODULAR HOMES ERRINGTON, MODULAR home, clean 2 bdrm, 2 bath, F/S, W/D, pets ok, $800 mo, avail immed, 250-954-2283.

HOMES FOR RENT DOWNTOWN PARKSVILLE, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appl’s, close t beach and shopping, n/s, $1100 mo, avail. Oct. 1. Call 250-757-9696. ERRINGTON: 2-BDRM clean house w/yard, in quiet managed mobile home park. Avail Oct. 1, $900/mo. Call Manager at 250-240-7008. ERRINGTON- LRG 2 bdrm, 2 bath house on shared acreage, with office, new sun deck, F/S, W/D & wood stove. NS/NP. $1000./mo. Avail Now. 250-248-8107. ERRINGTON. PRIVATE, fully furnished 1100 sq.ft 2 bdrm cottage on 5 acres. W/D, dishwasher, loaded kitchen & highend beds, full bath, etc. $1100 + hydro. NS/NP please. Refs req’d. 250-248-4992 NORTH QUALICUM, 2 bdrm, $900/mo. + hydro 250-7578518 PARKSVILLE 3BRM house, sorry no dogs N/S, $1200/m 250 248 8384 or 250 954 5234

PARKSVILLE, 2 bdrm, rancher, all appls. $800/mo. Prefer 55+. 250-586-5735 PARKSVILLE 3BDRM main floor of house. Walk to school. $1250. inclds utils. (250)4682000. PARKSVILLE, LARGE 3 bd, 2 bath, W/D, D/W, F/S, with separate 2 bd, 1 bath basement suite, W/D, F/S. Large lot with garage. Pets considered, N/S. $1850. Avail Oct. 1st. Call Wayne @ 250-954-8503.

PARKSVILLE: NEWLY upgraded 3 bdrm rancher, quiet street, gas fireplace, 5 appls, fenced yard. $1200/mo, incls water & sewer. Avail now. Call 1-604-986-3877. PARKVILLE. 1-BDRM luxury suite on acreage. $950./mo inclds hydro. (250)228-3177. PARKVILLE. 3-BDRM house, 657 Turner Rd. $1000./mo. (250) 228-3177 QUALICUM BAY: 2 yr old 2 bdrm home in quiet neighborhood. 6 appl’s. NS/NP, ref’s req’d. Avail Oct. 1st. $1000/mo. Call (250)248-7700 QUALICUM BAY- Cozy, 2 bdrm, 1500sq ft home. Hardwood & tile floors, nice garden, lrg deck, W/D, F/S. NS/NP. Avail now. $1000+ utils. 250757-9698, 250-240-6202. QUALICUM BEACH2 bdrms+ den, 2 bath, attached garage, walking distance to beach, downtown, Heritage Forest, no yrd work or maintenance. $1200+ utils. NS/NP. (250)738-1021. QUALICUM BEACH: Furn., 4 bdrm, 3 bath beautiful 2 lvl waterfront home, $1600. Avail till June. Call for more info & photos. (604)240-1069.

WANTED TO RENT 2-3 BDRM year round rental wanted Oct 1st. Quiet, clean mature couple working in Parksville. N/S, cats, garden space preferred 250-585-7733

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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.

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

WATERFRONT 4 bd, 4 bt home for rent in Qualicum Beach, $1900 p/month + utilities available from 10/01/11 till 04/30/12. Newer, gorgeous, clean and fully furnished. Check out photos on the web site: www.georgiabeachhouse.ca and call 905335-2378. WATERFRONT, FRENCH Creek. Fabulous view, 3 bdrms, 3 bath, 6 appls, dbl garage, lease avail. $1600. 250-334-3126, 250-218-3162 WHISKEY CREEK, 1100sq. ft, 3 bdrms, lower level of house, 4 appls. NP/NS, $875 mo + utils. Call 250-752-0501.

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Pedal pushing against cancer Toby Gorman Black Press

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ith every push of the pedals, Nanaimo RCMP Const. Sandi Holman knows she is getting closer to her goal of helping kids with cancer. Prior to joining the 2011 edition of the Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock, Holman wasn’t much of a cyclist. “I could barely take one hand off the handlebar Special to wave at feature somebody without going Black Press into the ditch,” newspapers on she said. Vancouver Island Now Holman, will publish this 30, has no special feature problem riding page spotlighting wheel-to-wheel police officers at fast speeds taking part with the other in this year’s 21 members of Canadian Cancer the team, which Society is made up of Cops for Cancer members of Tour de Rock. police, military and media. “I’m feeling good. Definitely in better shape,” she said. “Training rides are really good and we’re still out there three times a week. At first I was a little apprehensive to be riding so close to everybody, but it comes naturally now. We’re riding inches away from each other and it’s a lot of fun. We probably looked like a bunch of fools when we first started, but now we’re a pretty sleek-looking team.” The team has come together to raise money for Camp Goodtimes, a place where sick children go to forget about the worries and health issues they are forced to deal with every day.

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Nanaimo RCMP officer Sandi Holman will ride the length of Vancouver Island this month in the Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock to raise money for pediatric cancer research. Holman and other members of Tour de Rock visited Camp Goodtimes in July as part of their tour duties, an experience Holman said motivated her further to keep focused on completing her mission. “After going to Camp Goodtimes … and putting

COPS FOR CANCER

faces to what we’re actually doing, seeing these kids and the facilities and talking to the (camp director), and seeing where all the money we’re raising is going to, it made it a lot more real. It was something tangible that we could see and meeting the kids was a huge

motivator.” Holman said visiting Camp Goodtimes was an upbeat and positive experience, as the team was there to “pump them up and get them excited.” “They were running around and screaming and having a great time and at the end of the day, that’s what you want to see,” she said. Though the riders continue to work hard training three times a week – the team trains for hills, speed and endurance to be able to tackle everything Island roads can throw at them – fundraising is becoming critical with just weeks to go before the official start of the journey. “The fundraising is going well, but it can be exhausting with so many events to attend. It makes the riding look like the easy part,” she said. “I’m just really looking forward to starting the Tour, visiting all of the communities and the people, and holding those big cheques in our hands. I want to get there and start the ride.” Tour de Rock starts on Sept. 24, when it begins the 1,000kilometre journey in Port Alice before swinging north to visit Port Hardy on Sept. 25. The riders will visit communities along the east coast of northern Vancouver Island before cutting across and visiting Tofino and Ucluelet on Oct. 1. They arrive in Nanaimo Oct. 2 and finish in Victoria on Oct. 7. Last year the effort raised $1.4 million. Visit www.tourderock.ca to find an event to attend to donate to Holman’s or the team’s efforts, or simply donate online. The Tour de Rock began in 1998, started by Const. Martin Pepper of Saanich police. Since then, the Tour has raised more than $13 million to help support children with cancer. editor@nanaimobulletin.com

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Nanaimo Mountie gears up to embark on the 1,000-kilometre Tour de Rock journey

ON TOUR: This year’s Tour de Rock begins in Port Alice on Saturday, Sept. 24 and ends Friday, Oct. 7 in Victoria. Tour de Rock raises funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research and programs. HELP OUT: Donations to Tour de Rock can be made at www.copsforcancer.ca. FIND OUT: To catch up on all the Tour de Rock news, including rider profiles, please go online to:

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SPORTS Oceanside’s Ironwoman In three days she swam 43.2 km, cycled 1,620 km and ran 379.8 km By James Clarke PQ NEWS SPORTS Three Ironman triathlons in less than 72 hours. Less than a month after completing her Riding Raw bike ride across Canada, local fitness trainer Wanetta Beal is back home having made history as the first person to ever finish back-to-back-to-back Penticton Ironmans. When the big annual Ironman race was held in Penticton last Sunday Beal completed the course on the Saturday then did it again on Sunday. The Ironman is comprised of an 11.4 km swim, a 540 km bike, and a 126.6 km run. A quick tally shows that all told Wanetta swam 43.2 km, biked 1,620 kms and ran 379.8 km in three days. Global News videographer Travis Lowe drove two hours to interview Wanetta on the side of the road on day three. “It’s a pretty big deal, but there was nobody around except her and her support crew. She was out there on her own basically... it was pretty insane. “She’s one persistent Ironwoman,” he chuckled, adding Wanetta didn’t strike him as a typical triathlete, “she seems to be more of an endurance athlete. “Very nice lady,” he said, paused, then made the point “an absolutely huge human accomplishment to do something like that.” Registrered massage therapist Pierre Patenaude worked on Wanetta for about four hours all told and was astonished by what he saw. “What happened is she called me about two weeks ago for some massage therapy treatments saying she wanted to do (the Ironman) twice. That really quite stunned me I mean I’ve done the race as a competitor and you really can’t move the next day.” No stranger to the sport and to the people that peruse it, Patenaude is a consultant for Ironman Canada and runs the massage tent in Penticton, and made the point that after the race “it’s like Michael Jackson’s Thriller around there; most everyone is like a zombie after finishing an Ironman, but not her, she’s like a 50s housewife all fresh and smiling from ear to ear. Everyone else had only done the one (race) and she she’d done it twice, but she looked like she hadn’t done a thing. “I told a lot of the pros that I work with (about Wanetta) and they were absolutely stunned,” he said. “They were speechless. Me, I was utterly astounded — dealing with her I would say was certainly the high point of this year’s Ironman for me.” And it was shortly after finishing Sunday’s race he says that Wanetta informed him she was thinking about taking a third run at the Ironman the following day. “I said I think you’re fine,” I think you’re doing it, so she went and did it, and I was so proud of her. My hat’s off to her that’s for sure,” he said, adding “for anyone willing to go so far outside the safety zone and do something so remarkable that benefits so many... what she’s doing is so far outside the comfort zone it’s astounding, and she’s not doing it for herself, she’s doing it for everyone else. She’s altruistic to the point of being able to suffer thorough something that’s inhuman for the betterment of everyone

Local fitness trainer Wanetta Beal during her three Penticton Ironman feats last weekend. PHOTOS SUBMITTED else, and that’s the true meaning of altruism. “You don’t come across people like that very often,” he said. When Wanetta crossed the finish line Sunday longtime race announcer Steve King announced she had just finished back-to-back Ironmans and those within earshot all started applauding. “It was epic... it was unreal,” Wanetta said when The News caught up with her. “I couldn’t believe what I was capable of, really, I felt so good even after doing three I felt like I could have done a fourth, and that’s when someone on my support team said ‘throw her in the van and drug her we’re going home.” Asked what now and Wanetta laughed and said her husband Grai and her support crew “want to do an intervention and send me to a 10 day silent mediation retreat,” she laughed. “They weren’t kidding.” Once again she credits her diet of 100 per cent raw vegan food as the fuel that made it all possible. Part of her motivation was an agreement that if completed, she would be able to offer the Pursuit of Excellence self improvement course to 100 people who don’t have the resources to pay for this “life changing course in personal development.” Open to anyone ages 18 and up, the course is slated for Oct. 20-23. To that end Wanetta will be holding an information session for anyone interested in applying on Sept.7 at One on One Fitness at 7 p.m. (2701 Alberni Hwy.) WANETTA’S IRONMAN TIMES IN PENTICTON First Ironman: 14:33 hrs (swim 1:33, bike 8:34, run 4:26) Second: 15:44 hrs (swim 1:26, bike 8:05, run 5:58) Third: 15:18 hrs (swim 1:24, bike 8:01, run 5:53)

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By James Clarke PQ NEWS SPORTS OCEANSIDE — From the desk of Irene Creally comes word Eaglecrest Golf Course held its annual Club Championship Aug. 20/21. On the Women’s side of the draw, a field of 26 turned out, and in the end Jacque Bater bagged honors as the Ladies Low Gross winner and Barb Parry the Ladies Low Net. There were 44 entries in the Men’s Championship — Jordan Fraser was the Men’s Low Gross champion, and Ted Whanstall the Men’s Low Net. It was, said Creally, “a perfect summer day ...before heading for the tee-box, the players enjoyed muffins and fruit provided by the Eaglecrest Niners Ladies.” According to Irene, the first day of the Ladies championship saw Hiebert with a comfortable 4-stroke lead at 82, followed by Bater, Diane Johnston, and Tammy Moilliet, each one stroke behind the other. In the front nine of Sunday’s round the two leaders each scored 41, but over the back nine Bater gradually caught up, and as they started the 18th hole the two were tied making for an exciting finish. Creally said Bater holed

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out in five to finish the round at 81, while Hiebert took a double bogey for a round of 86 which meant Bater emerged as the 2011 Eaglecrest Ladies Club Champion, reversing last year’s result when she was narrowly defeated by Hiebert. Her total score this year was 167, while Hiebert recorded 168 for the two days. Parry won the Low Net

trophy for the second year in a row at 145. In Flight A, for handicaps 21 or less, the gross winner was Kathy Hiebert (gross 168), while Liz Gillies took low net at 149; Flight B (handicap 22 and over) was won by Nancy Neil, a new member this year, with a two-round gross of 195, and Lorna Carswell was low net winner at 148.

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