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Island residents get all shook up The earthquake that was felt Friday by many Island residents should serve as a wakeup call, says a geoscience expert with Simon Fraser University. The quake, now classified as a 6.4 magnitude event, was centred off the coast of Vancouver Island, just over 80 kilometres offshore from Port Alice. Simon Fraser University geologist Brent Ward said while the event didn’t appear to cause

any significant damage to buildings or infrastructure, it stands as an example of what can happen to communities situated on the so-called ring of fire on the Pacific Rim — and he warned it’s time the people who live there to take the threat seriously. “This is a great wake up call,” he said in an interview Friday. “It’s something that should make everyone realize we live in a tectonically active area.”

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The struggle commences One down, 22 to go. Week one of the VIJHL regular season may not have gone exactly as planned for Oceanside’s Save on Foods Generals, losing their regular season opener 9-0 in Victoria to the Cougars last Thursday, then dropping their home opener 4-2 to the Saanich Braves Saturday night, but the season is long and the young charges are willing to do what it takes to keep improving. Throw the final score of Saturday’s game out the window and the game-day package was amped as promised. With this team at the helm there’s only one thing to say: Go Gens, go!

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THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 13, 2011 •

NEWS All shook up: Inside THE NEWS

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The earthquake that was felt Friday by many Island residents should serve as a wakeup call, says a geoscience expert with Simon Fraser University. The quake, now classified as a 6.4 magnitude event, was centred off the coast of Vancouver Island, just over 80 kilometres offshore from Port Alice. Simon Fraser University geologist Brent Ward said while the event didn’t appear to cause any significant damage, it stands as an example of what can happen to communities situated on the so-called ring of fire on the Pacific Rim — and he warned it’s time the people who live there take the threat seriously. “This is a great wake up call,” he said in an interview Friday. “It’s something that should make everyone realize we live in a tectonically active area.” To this end, he

Oceanside residents got a brief taste of what it would be like to be in a major earthquake Friday. Rather than run outside, experts say seeking close cover to protect your head from falling objects is likely the best survival strategy. Here, Peggy Sidbeck shows how it’s done. said, people should make sure they have an earthquake kit, containing everything they would need to survive on their own for at least 72 hours. “You’re going to be on your own for several days after a large quake,” he said. “You’ll need water,

food, flashlights and warm clothes.” Friday’s quake was originally classified as a 6.7-magnitude event and three tremblors, a 6.7, a 6.4 and a 6.6 were reported in the same area at the same time, preceded by a much smaller, magnitude 2.1 quake about four

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The earth moved Friday for many people on Vancouver Island, and one geoscientist says the experience should serve as a wake up call

By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER

hours earlier, also in the same area. However, Ward said this could be the result of initial confusion as the data rolled in from different parts of the globe. “When I first looked at the U.S. Geological Survey site it had it as 80 kilometres

deep and a magnitude of 6.7, and now it has changed to 6.4 and shallower. When it first happens, it is picked up by a bunch of seismometers and the initial calculation of its size and where it is, gets better as more and more stations report. In the

first few minutes or hour or so, it kind of moves around a bit.” Ward said there’s currently no way to tell if the shaker was a precursor to something larger, noting that, with the scientific knowledge available to date, this can only be determined in hindsight. “You don’t really know it’s a precursor until you get a bigger one later,” he said. “That’s the problem. Because so much work was done on the Japanese quake, they noticed there were a couple of small earthquakes that were precursors, but we get little ones all the time, so whether it’s a precursor or just a small earthquake remains to be seen.” The quake, he said, was a relatively minor event, noting the largest one measured in the area — the 1946 earthquake centred under Buttle Lake, had a magnitude of 7.4 and caused extensive damage in Courtenay and Comox. SEE

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There’s a whole lot of shaking going on By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER The earthquake that rattled many nerves on Vancouver Island Friday was by no means an isolated event. In fact, the earth’s

crust is constantly in motion, with tremblors large and small taking place virtually all the time. Most of these earthquakes are very small, noticeable only with sensitive scientific equipment, but

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News Briefs ELDERLY DRIVER FINED FOR CRASH The driver of an SUV involved in a collision with a motorcyclist on Highway 19A at Corfield Street in Parksville Sept. 8 has been ticketed for the mishap. Oceanside RCMP Sergeant Darrell Robertson reported the driver of the 2008 Nissan SUV made a left turn in front of a 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle being driven by a 62-year-old man visiting from Germany. The motorcyclist was not injured in the resulting crash. The driver of the Nissan, a 78-year-old Parksville man, was issued with a traffic ticket for failing to yield while making a left turn.

ERRINGTON DRIVER HURT IN CRASH An 18-year-old Errington woman was airlifted to hospital in Victoria after her car left the road and slammed into a ditch near Cathedral Grove Saturday. RCMP Sergeant Darrell Robertson said witnesss were unclear why the Ford Focus left the road half a kilometre east of the park. The woman, the lone occupant of the vehicle, regained consciousness upon arriving in Victoria.

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Quake shows Island area is very much active “There were a lot of chimneys that broke off and fell into or beside the houses,” he said. “A lot of brick buildings were damaged and there were numerous landslides and liquifaction as well.” Liquifaction occurs when loose, sandy soil takes on the properties of a liquid during prolonged shaking, causing buildings and other structures to tilt or sink. He noted as well that scientific evidence gathered about an earthquake on Vancouver Island in 1700

indicates it was a whopping 9.0 event. It may have been relatively small, but the quake was disturbing enough to many people who felt the ground move at The tremblor, struck at 12:40 p.m. and lasted for 15 to 20 seconds, was felt strongly by Bowser resident Gail Carr. “I was sitting at my computer and the whole house shook — the floor, the roof, everything,” she said. “even the hanging plant was moving in the kitchen.”

Carr ran outside and remained there as she waited to see if more quakes would come. Qualicum Woods resident Myrett Drummond also felt the shaking. “The desk and chair were going in a small circle,” she said. “I’ve got a fan with hanging controls and they were swinging a bit, too, but not wildly.” Ward said the shaking was caused by a crustal quake. “That is a quake that occurs in the North American

crust,” he said. “That’s because the Juan de Fuca and Explorer plates are being pushed underneath the edge of North America and the contact between those plates is kind of stuck, so pressure starts to build up. It’s not sliding freely, so every so often you get a rupture in the rock.” Friday’s quake did not result in any sort of tsunami activity and, once people’s nerves calmed down, life in the Central Island returned to normal. news@pqbnews.com

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Notice of Nomination Availability of List of Electors Objection to Registration of an Elector NOTICE OF NOMINATION PERIOD PUBLIC NOTICE is given to the electors of the Regional District of Nanaimo that a general local election will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2011 to elect one Director from each of the following Electoral Areas - ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘E’, ‘F’, ‘G’ and ‘H’, for a three year term commencing December 2011 and terminating in December 2014. Candidates shall be nominated in writing by two duly qualified electors of the Regional District of Nanaimo. At the time of filing the nomination documents, the candidate shall also file a written disclosure as required under the Financial Disclosure Act. 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 on general voting day; • resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; and • 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. Nominations for qualified candidates will be received by the Chief or Deputy Chief Election Officer at the offices of the Regional District of Nanaimo, 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, B.C. between the hours of 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, the fourth (4th) day of October 2011 and 4:00 p.m. on Friday, the fourteenth (14th) day of October 2011 and during that period the nomination documents shall only be received on regular office days and hours. Nomination documents may be obtained at the Regional District of Nanaimo Administration Office during regular business hours.

AVAILABILITY OF LIST OF ELECTORS Beginning Tuesday, October 4, 2011 until the close of general voting for the Elections, a copy of the list of registered electors will, upon signature, be available for public inspection at the offices of the Regional District of Nanaimo between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding holidays.

PERSONAL INFORMATION An elector may request that personal information respecting the elector be omitted from or obscured on the list in accordance with Section 63 of the Local Government Act until 4:00 pm, Friday, October 14, 2011.

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 Section 64 of the Local Government Act until 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 14, 2011. An objection may only be made by a person entitled to be registered as an elector of the Regional District 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 Regional District of Nanaimo. Copies of all nomination forms and other required documents are available at the offices of the Regional District of Nanaimo, 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 6N2. Further information on the foregoing may be obtained by contacting the Chief Election Officer, Maureen Pearse, or the Deputy Chief Election Officer, Linda Burgoyne at 250-390-4111 or toll free at 1-877-607-4111 (Fax 250-390-4163) or visit our Website at www.rdn.bc.ca. (s.62, 63, 64 & 70 Local Government Act)

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you can call and leave messages with, so you can tell them where you want everyone to meet.” British Columbia’s Provincial Emergency Program (PEP) suggests any family plan take a number of factors into consideration, including where to find safe exits from both your home and neighbourhood, a pre-arranged meeting place to reunite family, designating a person to pick up your children, should you be unavailable, contact people close by and out of town, health insurance information and places for your pet to stay. All adult family members should also be sure to know the location of fire extinguishers, water valves, electrical panels, gas valves and floor drains. Each family should also make an emergency kit, which includes items such as water, food, flashlights, a can opener, cash, keys and a first aid kit. For more information visit www. getprepared.gc.ca.

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Animal antics When the World Wildlife Refuge in Errington held a family day on Saturday, there was no shortage of critters to enjoy. Here (clockwise from top left) While many were fascinated with the larger animals, Cody Whittaker 6, was enthralled by this small caterpillar. Volunteer Jim Walker dressed as a bear while Rosemary Davenport was a raven and German student Martina Buhrmester was an eagle. Alex Weir and daughter Lyv, 18 months, were able to take a bear home with them — although it was a stuffed one they won. Ducks take a cooling shower at the pond. Jason Jensen with Jewel, 7, Troy, 3 and Anika, 2, watch the ducks and turtles in a pond at the Wildlife Centre. Terri Lowden and son Jeremiah, 16 months, check out some of the pond life. NEIL HORNER PHOTOS

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OCP hits new snag Process set back by change in consultants By AUREN RUVINSKY NEWS REPORTER The City of Parksville is looking for a new official community plan consultant and is now hoping to complete the year and half-old process by the end of 2012. After a key member of the HB Lanarc Consultants’ team that was working on the Parksville project left, the city cancelled the contract by mutual agreement. Coincidentally, the city recently received approval for a Federation of Canadian Municipalities grant for $81,400, but receiving the full value is contingent on a consultant being in the lead roll. If staff take the lead they could only claim 10 per cent of it. That grant, and the fact that, as chief administrative officer Fred Manson put it, “We simply do not have the capacity to

FRED MANSON ... Process should go ahead with a new consultant on board do this with staff,” led council to vote unanimously to begin an expedited process to hire a new consultant. The new consultant will have access to the work that Lanarc has done since the long talked-about process officially began in May 2010, as well as continuing the planned work. The new grant will be added to the existing budget of $135,000 and the OCP update — which the city has always stressed didn’t have a deadline and would take as long as it needed to take — is now expected to be completed around the end of 2012. Most councillors expressed support

Health hurdle falls The slow creep towards completion for the much-anticipated Oceanside health centre just picked up the pace, says MLA Ron Cantelon. The Parksville-Qualicum representative said a capital committee meeting of the Regional District of Nanaimo gave approval last week to a multi-million dollar funding request for the project. “They asked for $14.4 million, more or less,” Cantelon said. “It was unanimously approved.” The measure still has to go to

the committee of the whole and then the regional board as a whole, but Cantelon said he’s confident it will go through. “It has been a long time coming,” Cantelon said. “Assuming a positive result (at the RDN) we hope we will have the province’s go-ahead at about the same time.” After that, he said, the bricks and mortar work begins. “It will be hammering nails and digging holes and building things,” he said. — by Neil Horner

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for the process and said they were happy things are still moving ahead, if slower than expected. Coun. Al Greir pointed out that it was because of these kind of unforeseen delays that he was originally against the OCP update, but he did support continuing, since the process is well underway. He also said he’d heard from some members of the two public committees working on the update that they feel other members’ focus is too narrow. Director of Community Planning Gayle Jackson, who works with the committees, countered that they are quite polarized but fairly balanced, leading to a lot of lively and productive debate. Nobody at HB Lanarc was available for comment but principal planner Mark Holland who was heading the project, is no longer listed on the company website. For more, visit the city’s website at www. parksville.ca.

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Terr y Fox run slated Longstanding fundraiser has raised millions of dollars for cancer research By BRENDA GOUGH NEWS REPORTER On Sunday Sept. 18 hundreds of thousands of Terry Fox supporters will participate in the annual fundraising event that has raised millions for cancer research over the past 31 years. Terry Fox inspired millions upon millions of people, not only when he attempted to run across Canada with an amputated leg to raise money for cancer research, but in the decades following his death as yearly runs are held across the country to keep his Marathon of Hope alive. Locally there will be a Terry Fox Run at Rathtrevor Park in Parksville starting at 10 a.m. Cathie MacKenzie with the Regional District of Nanaimo’s Parks and Recreation program said last year the event brought out

350 people and raised almost $10,000. In 2010 Canadians donated $28 million to cancer research by participating in 800 Terry Fox Runs and 9,000 school events. MacKenzie said she’s been involved with organizing the Parksville Terry Fox Run for the past six years and continues to be impressed with how Terry has inspired so many people to raise money for research into the disease. “Year to year everyone has been touched by cancer in some way. It’s tough… but Terry’s message is one of hope,” said MacKenzie. The Terry Fox run in Parksville is geared towards all ages and abilities and has a 10 a.m. start. You can run or walk a 3.3, five or 10K route. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at picnic shelter number two at Ratht-

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2011 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTIONS NOTICE OF NOMINATION Public Notice is given to the electors of the City of Parksville that nominations for the offices of: 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). 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.

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

LIST OF REGISTERED ELECTORS 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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SPCA volunteer Pamela McCready helps Jean Forbes and pet Nevin paint some paw prints at Paws for a Cause Sunday. (right) Honorary parade marshall Phil St. Luke gets a high five while walking a friend’s bloodhound. Janice Booth’s yellow lab, Maxie (bottom), shows winning form in the ever-popular bobbing for wieners contest. NEIL HORNER PHOTOS

Paws cause draws dogs By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER Community Park in Parksville went to the dogs Sunday as the SPCA held their annual Paws for a Cause fundraiser. The event, the biggest fundraiser for the shelter, which receives no government funding, was well-attended, both by two-legged and fourlegged participants. Walkers were given

words of encouragement by Parksville acting mayor Chris Burger and Qualicum Beach councillor Mary Brouilette before honorary parade marshal Phil St. Luke led a parade of dog owners on a tour along the beach and through town. “In Qualicum Beach and area we are all dog-lovers,” Brouilette said. SEE

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Back to School They Go!

Over the past few months, the City was fortunate to employ five enthusiastic post-secondary students. Annie Syrotuck, David Ross, James Karras, Kris Taekema and Melany Wright (left to right in photo) spent their summer working in the Community Park, keeping the grounds and facilities clean and safe for the enjoyment of residents and visitors. When asked what they liked the most about summer employment with the City, they mentioned learning new skills (such as irrigation), working with the permanent City crew and the opportunity to speak with visitors to the park, especially during summer events. Annie, David, James, Kris and Melany are now all at VIU for studies in music, business, computer, science and wildlife conservation. Thanks for the great job and all the best in your future studies.

City Services LED Lighting - Your Comments Welcome Light emitting diodes (LED) technology is a relatively new lighting system for municipal applications and is currently being reviewed by many municipalities as a means to reduce energy consumption as well as future maintenance requirements. LED lighting technology presents possible savings as it uses less energy to produce the same amount of light as well as longer bulb life. There are other criteria to review when considering changing streetscape lighting, such as personal preference. The City borrowed an LED luminaire (light) from Phillips Lumec for a trial and for a limited time, the LED luminaire is installed on Jensen Avenue East, in front of the main entrance to the Parksville Civic and Technology Center. Please have a look and compare the LED luminaire to the other existing high pressure sodium luminaires on Jensen Street. We are interested in your comments which can be provided through the general contact form on the City’s website. As well, additional information will soon be provided on the lamp standard.

Coffee with Council The coffee pot is on again - sessions resumed this month on Thursdays from 2 to 4pm. Please check the City’s website to confirm dates. If you are not able to make a Coffee with Council session, please call Acting Mayor Burger directly at 250 954-4661.

City Services City Venues for Hire The City has three great venues for small functions such as weddings, birthdays and picnics - two gazebos (in the Community Park and at the foot of McMillan Street by the Beach Club end of the boardwalk) and the newly constructed picnic shelter in the park. Facilities can be booked free of charge by calling 250 954-3070.

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City Services Dedication of New Fire Hall Renovations to the Parksville Fire Hall are coming along quite nicely. Parksville Volunteer Fire Department members will host a celebration in October to dedicate the new fire hall and provide an opportunity for residents to tour their new digs. We’ll let you know as soon as the date is confirmed.

2010 Annual Report The City’s 2010 annual report is now on the website under the quicklink Financial Reports. The report highlights the goals and accomplishments of the City and includes reports from the mayor and chief administrative officer as well as financial statements and auditor’s report.

Election 2011 Local government elections will be held November 19. The City’s website (Elections Info quicklink at parksville.ca) has complete election details that include information for candidates as well as requirements to vote in a municipal election. Nomination packages are now available from the Administration Department. Beginning October 4, nominations that have been filed will be available for public inspection. As well, beginning October 4 until the close of general voting for the election on November 19, a copy of the list of registered electors will be available for public inspection at the City’s Administration Department.

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October 20 at 10.20am Mark your calendars and don’t forget to register for the second annual Shakeout drill. The Great BC ShakeOut drill conducted in January 2011 was a huge achievement, with more than 470,000 registered participants and a positive understanding of the importance of earthquake awareness and emergency preparedness. Now scheduled for the third Thursday in October, BC and the Yukon join California, Idaho, Nevada and Guam in conducting a mass earthquake drill at the same time on the same day. For information updates, resources and to register to participate on October 20, go to www.shakeoutbc.ca.

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McMillan Street Project Reminder to motorists/pedestrians that work on the McMillan Street upgrade is now underway. Traffic delays during construction may require some patience and traffic control persons will be onsite to assist. The businesses accessed from the McMillan corridor along Morison, Harrison and Memorial are open and will be accessible throughout the project. Information presented at an open house in August is on the City’s website at http://www.parksville.ca/cms.asp?wpID=388

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

Water Conservation Level 1 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). As with all conservation levels, the watering times or window to water is 6am to 10am and 6pm to 10pm. Level 1 allows a total of six hours allocated watering per day.

Fall Wood Chipping Service Here’s the pickup schedule for the City’s wood chipping program. Full information is on the City’s website and if you have questions, please call 250 248-5412. • Oct 12-14 - north of Hwy19A; north side of highway between Dogwood and Wright • Oct 17-19 - south of Hwy 19A; south side of highway between Moilliet and Church; both sides of Moilliet. • Oct 20-21 - east of Moilliet to Corfield; north and south of Hwy 19A; both sides of Corfield • Oct 24-26 - east of Corfield; north and south of Hwy 19A; resort area to City’s eastern boundary

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Advisory Planning Commission Coffee with Council Council and Committee of the Whole Coffee with Council Council and Committee of the Whole Coffee with Council Thanksgiving - office closed Advisory Design Panel Coffee with Council Council and Committee of the Whole Advisory Planning Commission Coffee with Council

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ometimes, just a small amount of effort can make a big, big difference in the life of you and your family, although that fact is not always obvious until the chickens come home to roost and you realize you didn’t do what was needed to be done. That isn’t — or at least shouldn’t be — the case with the need for Oceanside residents to make some very basic preparations for the eventuality that the earth moves, the water rises, the woods burn, the wind howls or some other form of natural disaster makes its presence felt. Unlike the case in so many situations, we have been warned, and not just once, that we need to ensure our families are as prepared as they can be for any surprise. Certainly, Friday’s earthquake off the coast of Vancouver Island should Nobody was make it clear — if it isn’t clear already — that yes, expecting we do live in an active earthquake zone and yes, Friday’s we really ought to make sure we’re ready, should the big one occur. earthquake That’s not to say people should go about their business in fear and trembling, or even make a proactive dash for the hills before it can happen. However, making sure everyone in your family knows where to meet in the event of a disaster and collecting the items necessary for an emergency earthquake kit doesn’t take a lot of work, really, and the benefits, should things go south all of a sudden, are huge. If you haven’t done it, put down the newspaper for a few minutes and do it now. Nobody was expecting Friday’s earthquake but it came. The wise will see that as a word of warning and take heed. — editorial by Neil Horner

Time to bid a fond bon voyage to our friend Buncy Obituaries can turn out to be quite a fascinating read

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o you read the obits in the paper every day? I do — and not just to see who I’ve outlived by twenty-four hours. I read them because … well, because you just never know. Obituaries are inherently fascinating info-nuggets when you think about it. An obituary is a soul’s farewell note to everybody and everything he or she has ever known. It’s accompanied usually by a photo of the deceased — a photo which the deceased probably didn’t choose and wouldn’t have approved of. You’d think it would be a cultural tradition to spend a great deal of time and thought composing one’s personal obituary, but in fact very few of us ever write our own. We’re too busy or we’re

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uncomfortable with the morbidity of the idea — or perhaps we secretly believe that we’ll never die. When we do shove off, the job of penning that farewell note falls to a mate, or next of kin. Or worse of all, to some anonymous cub reporter whose duties include the Joe job of spinning a few coherent lines about the stiff under the sheet in the morgue. Still, newspaper obituaries can be utterly charming in their artlessness. Often they’re trite; occasionally they’re sublime and every once in a while they can evoke a distinct thrumming pang in the cardiac region of the thoracic cavity. Which brings us to Buncy Johl. Odd name, that. East Indian, I’m guessing, since the newspaper tells me his second name is

Singh. The photo that accompanied his obituary in the newspaper last week shows a pleasantlooking, middleaged man, balding, By with an easy smile, Arthur wearing what looks Black like a track suit. And right under the photo, about four and a half inches of 10-point agate type summing up Buncy’s 50 years on the planet. About an inch and a half into the obit you learn that Buncy was, among other things, a musician. He played in the B.C. rock band Soul Addiction. I’m guessing that he and the boys spent more than a little time entertaining at the Strathcona Hotel because the obit salutes the hotel owner and “the Strathcona family” for special thanks. I’m also guessing that Buncy’s final number was not an easy listening tune because his

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death notice especially praises the staff at the Intensive Care Unit at Royal Jubilee Hospital. What struck me was the way the obituary unconsciously reflects the giant cultural tossed salad that is Canada. It mentions Buncy’s parents, aunts and uncles, most with Asian names like Gurmit and Ajit and Joginder — but also a sister Rita, nieces Erin and Robyn and brother-in-law Wayne — names that could have come straight from a three-storey mansion in Forest Hill or a clapboard farmhouse near Primrose, Alberta. If Buncy’s forebears hadn’t emigrated to Canada a couple of generations ago, his smiling face would probably never have appeared in a Canadian newspaper and you and I would almost certainly never have heard of him. But his forebears did come here. And became Canadians. And cross-pollinated with the rest of us mongrels. And gave us Buncy. He touched a lot of people,

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this Buncy Singh Johl. In fact, the obituary says “There was no one who crossed Buncy’s path and was not touched by his magnetic personality, unwitting smile, and loving, compassionate and forgivable nature.” And that includes Brad, the hospital parking attendant who is thanked in the obituary for his loving support. Curious, how much you can infer from simple newspaper death notices. They’d never qualify as ‘light’ reading, even when the subject is a warm and lovely guy like Buncy. But they can be illuminating. Even, on very rare occasions, funny. When a newspaper to which Rudyard Kipling subscribed mistakenly published an announcement of the writer’s death, Kipling (who was also born in India) dashed off a note to the editor. It said: “I just read that I am dead. Don’t forget to delete me from your list of subscribers.” Buncy would have loved that.

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LETTERS Lots of homes available in QB I am responding to D. Gardner’s letter (THE NEWS, Sept. 6) only because of the tone of his letter and of the attack on Frank Horner. I support Frank Horner’s views regarding development in the town of Qualicum Beach. D. Gardner is obviously in favour of the developers. There are plenty of homes on the market in the town of Qualicum Beach for people who wish to move here without the development of more homes and adding to the problems of sewers and water by expanding the town’s limits. Teunis Wesbroek has been a conscientious mayor and has kept the boundaries within the existing capabilities of the town’s utilities. Qualicum Beach is unique, a wonderful place to live and is a well run municipality but it does have its limitations. When you go to a professional sporting event or to a live concert the doors close when the tickets are sold out. The same principle applies in this situation. Either purchase an existing household or find another location.

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ollowing the recent editorial in this paper regarding upcoming vacancies on the Qualicum Council, I asked myself, “what should we be looking for in prospective council members?” Here are my suggestions: • A commitment to a totally open decision-making process that builds trust among members of the community, since trust is the primary social capital and the essential component of community well-being. • Commitment to development that respect nature, demonstrates sustainable planning and building practices, and builds a town with a living center surrounded by compact and accessible neighborhoods. • A vision of the new economy, one that stresses local goods and services, energy efficiency, meaningful employment for young people, and, above all, an emphasis on quality of life, not on expanding our material consumption. • Last but not least, a commitment to the beautiful: high quality building design, street-scapes with character and human scale, the absence of visual pollution, and, everywhere, a recognition of the splendid natural setting. Liberal, Conservative, New Democrat — it doesn’t matter to me. What matters is the commitment to make decisions based on community values inherent in the points above. Lets make sure we listen carefully and make our voices heard.

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Actually, NDP should change This letter is in regards to the letter entitled, The NDP doesn’t have to change (The News, Sept. 9). C. Pahl writes some notable and biased misinformation on federal government mismanagement. While Canada does have debt, this debt is proportionally much less than that of other G8 countries. We can thank the former Liberal government with Paul Martin as Finance Minister for this beneficial state. However, the recent increase of debt is not entirely caused by the current Conservative government. It was the NDP and the Liberals who insisted that the minority Conservative government go into greater debt to bail out Chrysler and General Motors and to spend

billions more on make-work infrastructure projects. The NDP need only look into the mirror to see who is responsible for the latest increase in debt.

Anthonie den Boef Nanoose Bay

Fletcher sings the same old song The rather vitriolic comments on the HST outcome by Parliamentary reporter Tom Fletcher in (THE NEWS, Aug. 30) and his obvious dislike of the NDP or anything socialist in nature, indicate an attitude more suited to Tea Party North than to objective reporting. Adrian Dix had good cause to “crow” about the reversal of this misbegotten scheme, since it was poorly prepared, and rammed through with lies and casual dis-

dain for the electorate; any Leader of the Opposition would have failed his job had he not worked hard to defeat it. Fletcher’s complaints about the problem of funding pensions — and his hinted criticism of the growing sense of entitlement — actually ran into bad luck with the same-day reporting of huge pay increases awarded to senior management figures in a whole raft of government jobs. Unfortunately he had nothing to say on the core problem bedevilling all government programs today — the privatization of public debt, which is steadily driving into default every nation which ever adopted it. Corruption and bad luck aside, from tiny Iceland to the mighty U.S.A., whole economies are now collapsing from the un-payable interest on their accumulated, un-

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payable, excessive interest-induced debts. Why did Canada abandon debt funding from its own bank? It is the best-kept secret in politics. Perhaps Mr Fletcher could be induced to research and report on this disastrous process. It may be more enlightening than his perpetual griping about socialist attitudes, since the world is suffering far more from rampant capitalism.

Russ Vinden Errington

Falcon overlooked some key points Listening to Minister Kevin Falcon on the evening news about how the “rejection of the HST will cause huge unexpected deficits,” I found it interesting to note that here we go with the spin again. The inferred guilt should be on those that cast the HST out in the streets. I suggest, however, that the guilt should be placed on the spin doctors and the Liberal government, who wanted to improve their poorly projected budget for an upcoming election by getting a $1.5 billion handout from the federal government. The Liberal government knew the risk and yet took it, hoping it would fly as without the added dollars the true budget deficit would have to be revealed. Kevin Falcon should run the tapes back and see what his government said in what timeline and what was done. This government thought it could pull the HST off and they would have, if Bill Vander Zalm had not come forward and said enough is enough. Mister Falcon shouldn’t dare pass on the responsibility to those that rejected the HST. The current deficit is his government’s fault, not theirs. By the way, I voted to keep the HST in the recent referendum, as it was then at least a known quanitity. Man up, Mr. Minister, and do what you have to do.

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A big bucket of Shame on you’s to the senior I witnessed pulling into the Qualicum Foods parking spot, and then proceeding to hit the car beside you! I watched you get out of your car and walk away and proceed to shop, like nothing even happened. Bad, bad, bad!

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I would like to extend a huge thank you to the Staff of Coastal Community Credit Union in Qualicum Beach. This wonderful group held a bake sale and donated the proceeds of over $200 to help me raise money in support of my commitment to grandmothers in Africa who are raising their orphaned grandchildren due to HIV/AIDS. Thanks also to everyone who donated to my ride.

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Bouquets of roses to Dr. Hugh Fletcher for allowing Oceanside Communities for Quality Education to have an information booth at the Show & Shine in Qualicum Beach at the Beach Cottage.

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LETTERS The reason for the rush Give me a break! This smart meter fiasco is as bad as the stupid ferries that the NDP brought to us years back. I learned from a meter reader that Hydro is bringing teams of workers from the U.S.A. to begin installing en masse this October. And I found out why there is such a rush to get these things installed. Ask Hydro and see if they will tell you the truth. Each and every one of the new meters that have been purchased, if not installed by Jan. 1, 2012, will be illegal in Canada! Reason why? Because we have a new law coming into effect and it is to protect the public from mercury. Every smart meter contains a tilt switch which is operated by mercury. So Hydro messed up buying all those almost obsolete meters and has to get them hooked up to our houses before the new law takes effect. This is the way the public is really treated by those who have power over us.

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Thanks to all the people from our neighbourhood over the years and especially when we had to move into The Gardens. So many dear souls put themselves out to help us. Thanks to my dear friends who were always there for us and who now have our beautiful border collie. She is too big for The Gardens. Thanks also to our wonderful handyman and his wife team who still come to our rescue when needed. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget a marvellous â&#x20AC;&#x153;do any jobâ&#x20AC;? Filipino friend who takes on everything from gardening, car cleaning, housekeeping. And the list goes on ... About two weeks ago I had another fall, this time near the Royal Bank in Qualicum Beach. A very kind young man jumped out of his truck or SUV and, along with the help of other bystanders, helped me to get back onto my feet. Another friend saw what had happened and took me back to my car. We are now settled into our new home, a comfortable suite on the fourth floor of The Gardens in Qualicum Beach. The staff and residents alike have been very kind and welcoming. So hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a huge bouquet of thanks to you all from both of us. Qualicum Beach is truly a lovely place to be, with so many beautiful people who live here.

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At last the wonderful maple tree on the bank below the old boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; school and various buildings that replaced it is no longer at risk. Wild clematis, a deadly parasite growing on the tree and strangling it, has been removed â&#x20AC;&#x201D; at least for now. That tree is a unique maple, in that its roots mimic the branches on the tree that we see. The downside is that the branches that die cause the matching root below to put the tree at risk, particularly the branches at the top of the hill that are only in sand and clay. My two hefty sons and their friends yanked all this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clematus off this week. The townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s staff brought a tarp and dragged the debris through my gate and to the dump. Now the top-ofthe-hillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roots are no longer at risk â&#x20AC;&#x201D; for now. More sky light shows through than has through the many years Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been here. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a picture of perfect health.

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B.C. Views By Tom Fletcher was the biggest melt since satellite records became available in 1979. The five greatest ice retreats have been in the past five years. The U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Centre reported Sept. 6 that both the Northwest Passage through Canada’s Arctic and the sea route north of Russia “appear to be open.” Another supporter is Judith Sayers, a former chief from Nuu-Chah-Nulth territory on Vancouver Island, who now teaches aboriginal law at the University of Victoria. She talked about how a small hydro power project near Port Alberni allowed her people to learn business, with a light footprint on land recovering from a century of industrial logging. And she said that more than half of the First Nations in B.C. now have some interest in a power project.

Association president Paul Kariya explained how critics, notably the NDP’s John Horgan, manipulate rate figures to create an impression that independent power is hugely overpriced. One out of three proposals never makes it to production. B.C.’s second wind farm, the Dokie project near Chetwynd, went broke, then was taken over and completed by Plutonic Power Corp and General Electric. Here’s an indication of how quickly the clean energy field is evolving: This year Plutonic merged with Magma Energy Corp., which has geothermal assets in Iceland and Nevada. The merged company, Alterra Power Corp., has backed away from the vast Bute Inlet run-of-river proposal on the B.C. coast, but its nearby East Toba and Montrose river generators and the Dokie wind farm have performed better than expected. The Bute project won’t go anywhere until the North American power market changes dramatically. Currently the market is low, due mainly to an abundance of cheap natural gas and government-subsi-

dized wind power in the U.S. Horgan claims private investment is a nefarious scheme to create a “parallel generating system” for private profit. That seems to be his key criterion for acceptable small hydro: as long as nobody makes a profit. Professional environmentalists claim rivers have been destroyed. Their favourite villain, Ashlu Creek near Squamish, has been running smoothly for nearly two years, its critics silenced. A new run-of-river cluster around Harrison Lake has energized two remote native villages. I’ve seen these things, from construction stage to mature operation. If that’s your idea of devastation, you should get out more, and acquaint yourself with the history of logging in particular. And if you’re going to insinuate that this is political corruption, as Horgan does, you need a better case than the flimsy one he has presented so far. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com.

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Tour riders aren’t doing it alone

Cancers detected early are not death sentences.

Words can’t describe the journey riders on the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock experience. The emotion, the physical endurance and fatigue is often only understood by the people who lived through it. When former riders want or need to talk about their journey, they often turn to their former teammates for a sympathetic and understanding ear. Or, like Oceanside RCMP Const. Dave Kokesch, they turn to the people they met on the Tour, specifically for him a tiny tot not yet old enough to speak but who could still say volumes. Kokesch joined the Tour in 2009, initially inspired by his grandchildren, but the two-week event’s cause – raising money for childhod cancer research – became ap-

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Oceanside RCMP Const. Dave Kokesch has had a wealth of advice for this year’s riders. parent after meeting Callum Brown. Callum, who was less than two years old when he met Kokesch, had a rare and aggressive form of cancer and was undergoing chemotherapy treatment at B.C. Children’s Hospital. “I learned more from him than anyone,” Kokesch said. The 14-year police veteran often visited Callum and his family, playing video games with the youngster and introducing Callum at fundraising

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events. “It was that family that I got my passion from,” he said. “There was a real strong brong with them.” For Saanich police Const. Rob McDonald, he leaned on his teammates when fatigue from the ride and emotion from the events got the better of him. “If someone was to put us all in a room, it would be like we’re still on tour,” he said. “It’s a life-changing event.” McDonald’s year in

2007 was the 10th anniversary of the tour and included 10 members of the public who made a significant contribution to the event over its history. Traditionally the team includes police officers and two media riders. “The camaraderie was incredible,” McDonald said. “The large, non-police presence made us bond better.” That camaraderie helped McDonald weather the emotional strain of meeting children with cancer and sharing their stories with others. Money raised from the Tour de Rock also supports Camp Goodtimes, a summer camp with medical support that allows children suffering from cancer to attend. Riders meet children of all ages in various stages of the disease — from fully recovered and cancer free to palliative — in all communities the

tour visits. But McDonald was dealing with a more personal story – his baby daughter was born with Costello syndrome, with the nasty side effect of making her more suseptible to childhood cancer. McDonald was close to former tour training co-ordinator Penny Durrant, whose duties he took over as training director. In his leadership role, McDonald sees his job to prepare new riders for the physical challenge of the ride so that they can focus and prepare for the mental one. Kokesch, who is also a trainer with the Tour, is proud that research, with support from fundraisers like the Tour de Rock, increased survival odds for childhood cancers to four-out-of-five. “The money is saving children,” Kokesch said. For more info visit www.tourderock.ca.

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

SCHOOL DISTRICT TRUSTEE No. of Trustees to be Elected

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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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).

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n response to comments made by retired doctor Warren Bailey about my article, The HCG Diet: Fat or Fiction, I would first like to say that it is good to see you are continuing your education by never missing an article of Medicine 101. Impressive! For someone who claims to have no training or experience in weight loss management, he is pretty familiar with the 500 cal/day menu. By the detail he provided, it sounds like you know a lot about the outdated Dr. Simeons’ HCG diet. Regardless, thanks to Dr. Bailey for raising his concerns about the HCG diet. I couldn’t agree with him more. I too believe that a 500 calorie a day diet is unnecessarily extreme. I hesitated over incorporating the HCG diet protocol as laid out by Dr. Simeons because it did not seem to fit with my principles. I do not promote virtual starvation as a remedy for obesity. Without divulging every detail, you may recall that I am using a modified protocol with my patients. Other physicians who are using the HCG diet protocol are discovering that 500 calories a day is not a requirement for successful outcomes.

more,” and leave these patients with a guilt complex and an oversized sense of failure. Medical weight management is complex. When it comes to weighing the risks of health complications associated with obesity against the possible benefits of the modified HCG diet protocol under a physician’s supervision, choosing the program looks pretty good. So far my patient’s are not disappointed. Diet plans can be good, but the addition of the HCG hormone has given my patients even better weight loss. They report satiation, good energy levels and smaller clothes sizes. The weigh-ins and waist circumference measurements speak for themselves. Where is the science to support that HCG is a valuable addition to a diet plan? The only answer I have is “they are in process” and I would be happy to accept any funding and proposal to conduct a scientific study that definitively clarifies the question. With enough time and resources, we just might come up with something.

Medicine 101 By Dr. Tara Macart Dr. Alex Martin of Hollywood, CA, is more in favour of 1000-1200 calories per day. Current understanding suggests the HCG hormone triggers the hypothalamus to help the body access stores of energy. So, the patient is surviving on the food from a low calorie diet (though not as low as 500 calories per day) along with the energy produced from what is in storage. One wants to feel good while getting the fat cells to shrink. In the book, The Best Diet You’ve Never Heard Of, by Dr. Connie Odom, she explains how the modified HCG diet protocol is working for people and tries to alleviate any safety concerns doctors may have in using this strategy. If losing weight was so easy, everybody would be doing it. The fact is that thousands of Canadians struggle with weight management and some are at their wits end. Most allopaths tend to fall back on “eat less, exercise

— Dr. Tara Macart owns Opti-Balance Naturopathic Medicine in Qualicum Beach with her husband Jonathan.

Breastfeeding challenge In celebration of National Breastfeeding Week, mothers and babies are invited to a breastfeeding challenge at the Parksville library on October 1. They will join hundreds of women in Canada for this fun challenge to see which community has the most breastfed babies. Mothers, babies and other family members are invited to a half-hour

story time at 10:30 a.m. to 11, and the official breastfeeding count starts at 11 a.m. at the library. Women who are pregnant are also invited to attend this community event. Last year, Toronto tied for first place in Canada and second place in the world out of 272 participating sites for the most children breastfeeding at one time.

DR. ERNEST RIVAIT PH.D., RCC, RSW The Professional’s f Choice

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Church duo spread musical word Retired no more, pianist puts skill to use By BRENDA GOUGH NEWS REPORTER

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Just one more gig before school It is back to school for local singer song writer Bonnie Fontaine, but before she immerses herself in her music studies, she is going to take to the stage at the Errington Farmers Market on Saturday, Sept. 17. Fontaine said she will perform some cover tunes as well as some of her original songs. The Errington resident describes her musical style as a combination of everything. “I love a lot of different styles…jazz, blues, folk, alternative and Celtic. That is pretty much me in a nutshell,” she said. Fontaine, who plays guitar, has asked violinist Falon Smith to join her on stage and admits it will be very impromptu performance. “We’ve performed together at the market before. We will throw something together and it will be fun. Having her on stage with me will make it a little more colourful,” Fontaine said. Fontaine has collaborated with many different musical artists over the years and speaks fondly of the time she was in an all women’s band called Clayoquot Sound. SEE

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he pastor of St. Anne and St. Edmund’s Anglican Parish in Parksville and the former music director at Knox United Church have spent the summer making music together and the two have put together a musical program for the fall that is sure to have the angels singing. Whether you are Anglican or not, the ministry’s new music program is a great opportunity for all people in the community who love to sing and the partnership between Reverend Andrew Twiddy and local musician Dr. Ron Klusmeier is a collaboration the duo hopes will renew spirituality in the community. Klusmeier made an attempt at retirement two years ago after 13 years with the Music Ministry at Knox United Church in Parksville and more than 50 years as a church musician, but somehow Twiddy convinced him there was an opportunity to do something new in the community — and the partnership was formed. “After retirement I missed the congregational connection. While I find working alone at composing and arranging in my studio very fulfilling, there is just nothing like gathering together with singers and musicians to bring the music to life and Andrew was a very convincing friend,” admitted Klusmeier when asked how the Reverend brought him

Pianist Ron Klusmeier has come out of retirement to help spread musical community, in conjunction with Rev. Andrew Twiddy at St. Anne’s and St. Edmund’s Church. on board. Twiddy said they met for coffee and a connection was made. “I had a vacancy in our music position and I asked Ron if he could give me any pointers about finding or training local musicians,” Twiddy said. “The more we talked we both realized there was an opportunity to make something new. Ron is a real luminary in the world of church music and has an international reputation. We are blessed to have him and I think

we have a partnership that we are both excited about.” Exuberance abounds as the pair discuss their musical vision for the parish and when accused of having way too much fun on their project the two didn’t disagree. “We are having fun. We wrote our first piece together just a couple of weeks ago. I put some lyrics and Ron put some music together and we sang it on a Sunday morning. I have never

worked so hard in the summer, but I have never felt so rejuvenated by my summer’s work. It’s all good,” admitted Twiddy. He said they are especially interested in reaching out to those who may feel in need of musical and spiritual community and may be interested in exploring or reconnecting to a spiritual tradition. “Our goal is to be accessible to the spiritually and musically inquisitive as well as working with those

who are used to being part of a faith community,” Twiddy said. There are three music programs at the parish they want the community to know about. The Sunday morning Drop-in-Choir program under the direction of Klusmeier at St. Edmund’s goes from 9 to 9:40 a.m. It is an open invitation to those who are spiritually and or musically inquisitive to join the parish on a drop-in basis to form the choir for the 10

a.m. service. “All they have to do is show up Sunday for the 9 a.m. rehearsal. We are hoping people who maybe don’t have a current Sunday morning connection will be interested. It’s a delightfully informal gathering of singers,” said Klusmeier. An eight-week program facilitated by Klusmeier, Twiddy and David Young, called Heritage Hymns and Stories, will be held on Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. starting in October. It is aimed at reaching people who love the old classic hymns as well as those who are adventurous for new material. “My career has been based on contemporary music and words but we also recognize the traditions that have brought us to where we are and we try to honour that in these special sessions,” Klusmeier said. Those who join the group can listen or sing along to the classic hymns of the past and learn the stories of how they came to be written. “David and I do organ and piano. We love playing together. Andrew jumps in there too with guitar, penny whistle and keyboard.” Twiddy said he feels that this program may be able to reach people who love the old classic hymns as well as those who are adventurous for new material. “We want to try out something that hasn’t been done perhaps in their experience before. I feel what Ron and I can do together is offer both of these ways of approaching music,” Twiddy added. SEE

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Dance to the sound of the Highlands By BRENDA GOUGH NEWS REPORTER You don’t have to be Scottish to enjoy Scottish Country Dancing and on Wednesday, Sept. 14 you may just find your foot tapping to the irresistible rhythms of the music if you attend the Oceanside Scottish Country

Dancers open house. Beginners and experienced dancers are encouraged to join the fun annual event from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall. Dorothy Young who is president of the dance club is inviting people to bring some soft soled shoes and have a good time.

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You don’t need a drop of Celtic blood to enjoy Scottish music and dance. She said Scottish Country Dancing is enjoyed the world over, from Japan to New Zealand and its steps and movements strike a chord in the hearts of young and old alike. A Scottish country dance is a form of social dance involving groups of mixed couples of dancers tracing progressive patterns according to a predetermined choreography. While the dance is steeped

in tradition with its roots in the courtly dances of the Renaissance, most modern day participants are not Scottish, just lovers of dance. “It’s a great way to get a bit of exercise, both physical and mental, but most importantly it is about having lots of fun and meeting new friends,” said Young. Dance instructor Rita Gibson concurs. “It is energetic dancing. You get a good cardiovascular workout and a very good workout for your brain as well,” Gibson said. “We do a lot of laughing,” said Gibson “usually when you mess up.” And Young wholeheartedly agrees saying, “You laugh or you cry and we choose to laugh.”

Young and Gibson explain that you are switching partners and counting all the time. “You may lose your partner in the beginning and find him at the end. It is a progressive dance. Everybody is moving all the time, up and down the set, you are continually moving, said Young. Gibson said some dances have their own music and for other dances they choose the music but it has to fit the dance. She added there are over 10,000 dances in existence and a lot of them have been around for centuries. “Some have been handed down by word of mouth. The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS) was started in 1923 to promote the dance as the Scottish do it so the old dances wouldn’t be lost,” said Gibson. If you like to dance and want to give it a try you can come alone or with a partner to learn some jigs, reels and strathspeys. Jigs and reels are in quick time while the strathspey is more slow and graceful. SEE

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Choir rejuvenating Sunday at Three which starts Sept. 18 is an informal ecumenical gathering led by Klusmeier and some of his musical friends. It features music composed by Klusmeier with words by his writing partners from around the globe including Walter Farquharson, Fred Kaan, Shirley Erena Murray, John Oldham, Ruth Duck, and Brian Wren. “It is a mix of singing and stories that focuses on making music. There are a number of musicians that join me on organ, piano, guitar and bass. It has been a very popular gathering for people who are interested particularly in new songs for worship. It is all material that I have written and Andrew is an active participant,” Klusmeier explained. The music is drawn from the nearly 800 hymns and songs Klusmeier has composed. He has hundreds of selections published by over 75 denominations and publishing companies worldwide. Planning is also underway for the Dec. 20 Christmas Cantata which Klusmeier wrote with Walter Farquharson and it will be combining the musical resources of St. Edmunds with other churches. Klusmeier said they are inviting a number of others and they will have one presentation in Nanaimo at Trinity United, and one in Parksville but it will draw on singers from all of the churches. He said they want to be open to collaborative projects with other churches in the area in a way that is somewhat new for our community. “I think too many churches become isolated and a bit stifled and by sharing their resources by doing collaborative projects I think we open ourselves up to a healthier sense of community,” Klusmeier said.

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Gig to see off the fading summertime “We did a recording at Ocean Studios of original music and all the proceeds went to the protection of Meares Island. We toured Vancouver Island during our years together. What was neat about that was we practiced in Tofino and people lived on little islands and we would take boats out to them and work on our songs and harmonies while our kids played,” she recalled. She said when they played at Expo 86 she got to walk past James Brown every day. In 1999 she performed with a local group called Expresssoul and began recording a CD of original songs entitled Stirring.

“I tried to incorporate some of my musical diversity in the CD Expresssoul which really was about expressing one’s soul. It was wonderful to work with a collaboration of many great artists,” she said. Back in June, Fontaine performed at Nanoose Bay Art in the Garden and over the summer she has been busy teaching voice at the music centre. Fontaine who has been attending VIU where she is majoring in voice in the Bachelor of Arts program said finding a balance between her family life and her studies can be crazy at times but there is no turning back now.

“I am trying to take things in stride. I am going to learn as much as I can about music because I love music. It has always been my passion and I keep going back to it,” she said. Currently Fontaine teaches voice lessons because as one of her instructors told her, “if you practice what you learn you stay fresh.” After Fontaine gets her degree she will teach music full time and she said for those people who think they can’t sing, she doesn’t agree. “I think that everybody has a voice. If you can talk you can sing. It is just a matter of learning how to use your voice. It is

a matter of learning what your range and pitch is. Articulation is important as well as breathing control and learning how to use your diaphragm. “The more you become aware of these things you can learn how to sing. It is really not impossible for anybody… it is just a matter if they want to,” she said. The bandshell at the Errington Farmers Market will also feature performances by David Malek and John Hamel Saturday, Sept. 17. The last day for the market, which runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. will be Saturday, Sept. 24. reporter@pqbnews.com

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Jigs and reels aren’t all that’s on tap Members of the club will lead you through some easy Scottish country dances but if you are unsure there is no pressure to join in. “If they want to try it they are welcome. We will do simple dances with wonderful music,” said Gibson who has been teaching the basic class for 10 years. She adds they will also do two demos so they can observe what they can aspire to. She said no partner is required so you certainly won’t be left sitting on the sidelines and no experience is necessary. “It’s not regulated. That is why it is so much fun. You have a good time and try your best but if you flub it is not the end of the world.” Gibson said. In fact she said it’s hard not to dance to the music of the stirring reels and haunting strathspeys. The traditional soft soled shoes required for the dance are called Ghillies but Young said all you really need to begin with are any soft soled

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he Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce is pleased to have this opportunity to better communicate our role. Through this new series of articles chamber staff and board members will share their positions and commitment to an approach that fosters community building. We believe in the fundamental philosophy that a strong community creates and supports a strong local economy. In order for the chamber to be successful we believe three things must happen. First, we must communicate our role so that you can better understand our commitment and capacity to support and address

Voice of Business By Peter Dukakis community building needs. Secondly, we will engage key stakeholders and actively listen to their positions so that we can truly support the community’s agenda as a whole. And lastly, we will strive to strengthen relationships with these key stakeholders, including community groups, local and regional governments, as we recognize each groups abilities and view limitations as opportunities for future collaboration.

To gain a better understanding of the chamber’s role and commitment, please take a few minutes to review our guiding values and approaches to community building. This approach is not new, it is however something that we believe is appropriate for the community and includes the following principles: Respond to the community’s agenda based on an inclusive strategic plan, as opposed to any one specific groups agenda. Emphasize creating an environment in which business can last, as opposed to starting businesses alone. Next, emphasize long term payoffs. SEE

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LOSING SOME BEST FRIENDS

After spending the last 26 years as a fixture in the Parksville pet scene, Erna Grant is calling it quits. The owner of Best Friends Pets in Parksville is retiring and closing the store. Anyone who wants to bid a fond farewell to Grant, dogs Bentley and Rudy or Tango, the talking parrot, should make a point of heading down to Best Friends Pets on McCarter Street before the end of the month. NEIL HORNER PHOTO

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ome clients have asked me what it means when the Fed prints money, does it mean that the Fed will just start producing more dollar bills? Not exactly. The Federal Reserve usually decides a couple of months ahead of the new fiscal year how much cash it needs to print for the next 12 months — much of it simply to retire old bills from circulation. Once it makes that estimate, it sends its annual order over to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Those bills enter circulation through a pretty simple process.

Banks are required to keep money in a reserve account with the Fed. When people cash cheques or take money from the ATM, those banks replenish their cash supply by getting currency from a Federal Reserve branch, with the amount debited electronically from the bank’s reserves. The amount of currency in circulation can vary from day to day and season to season. More people want cash during the holidays, for example, or on the weekends. Although the stock of currency in circulation has increased

dramatically over the years, there is no immediate evidence that the bureau is working its printing presses overtime or has any plans to do so. So what do economic commentators mean when they say the Fed might choose to “print money” After all, even Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke has used similar language before, explaining in a 2002 speech — when he was a governor on the Federal Reserve Board — that “the U.S. government has a technology, called a printing press (or, today, its electronic equivalent), that allows it to produce as

Where it Counts By Stuart Kirk many U.S. dollars as it wishes at essentially no cost.” Bernanke also noted that John Maynard Keynes once semiseriously proposed, as an anti-deflationary measure, that the government fill bottles with currency and bury them in mine shafts to be dug up by the public. In practice, the

term “printing money” is often used as shorthand for what economists call quantitative easing. Typically, major monetary-policy decisions by the Fed are made by setting a target for the federal funds rate — the interest rate at which banks lend to other banks — and then buying or selling government securities to achieve that goal. But as the targeted federal funds rate nears zero the Fed may be forced to look at other options to fight off possible deflation. Japan has found itself facing similar problems in recent

years. Quantitative easing is an attempt to increase the money supply by buying more and more assets from banks without regard to an interestrate target. The Fed doesn’t need to print more currency to do that; it can simply happen electronically, as the banks are credited with more money in the accounts they keep with the Federal Reserve. The Fed can do this as much as it wants, but it could face two potential problems. For one, it’s possible that those reserve accounts will keep growing with-

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The Mid-Island Sustainability and Stewardship Initiative has scheduled a public forum on Conservation, Sustainability and Vancouver Island’s Green Gateway on Thursday, Sept. 22 at VIU’s

lecture theatre in Nanaimo, starting at 7 p.m. The event will feature a keynote address by Neil Dawe, the president of the Qualicum Institute, who will give

a talk on, Our Sustainability Dilemma: why the harder we work the behinder we get. The event is free, with admission by donation.

Lunch and Learn Preserving Wealth and Making Money in a Crazy World Join Jim Grant for a complimentary lunchtime presentation entitled “Corporate Class Investing – Avoid Claw-Back, Lower Taxes.” Featuring a guest speaker, Tracy Francis, Vice President, Business Development of Dynamic Funds. Date: Friday, September 23, 2011 Time: 11:45am - 1pm (presentation to begin at noon) Location: Qualicum Beach Civic Centre To RSVP or for information on upcoming dates please phone 250-594-1100 or email paige.renouf@raymondjames.ca. Presented by: Raymond James Ltd., Member-Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

NOTICE OF NOMINATION PERIOD 2011 Local Elections PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given to the electors of Electoral Area E (Lasqueti Island) of the Powell River Regional District that nominations for the offices of: 1

Director for Electoral Area E (Lasqueti Island) of the Regional Board

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for a 3-year term commencing December 2011 and continuing until the general local elections in 2014, will be received by the Chief Election Officer or Deputy Chief Election Officer during the following period:

9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2011 The nomination documents shall be delivered to: • Deputy Chief Election Officer, Melinda Auerbach, Main Road, Lasqueti Island, (250-333-8898) or: • Chief Election Officer, Pat Christie, Powell River Regional District, 5776 Marine Avenue, Powell River, B.C. (604-483-3231, collect), fax (604-483-2229) 8:30 am - 4:30 p., Monday – Friday, excluding 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: • Canadian citizen, 18 years of age or older; • resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nominations papers are filed; and • 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. NOMINATION PROCESS Nominators: Candidates shall be nominated in writing by two duly qualified electors of the jurisdiction which the candidate is being nominated to represent. Nominators must be eligible to vote in the jurisdiction that the candidate is being nominated to represent. Nomination Documents are available from Melinda Auerbach or the Powell River Regional District (addresses above) or from the Regional District website at www.powellriverrd.bc.ca. The nomination documents shall state the name and residence of the person nominated in such a manner as to sufficiently identify the candidate. The nomination documents shall be signed by the candidate. At the time of filing the nomination documents, the candidates shall also file with the Chief Election Officer or designate, a written disclosure, as required under the Financial Disclosure Act. The Regional District does not charge a nomination deposit fee. Nominations Close at 4:00 p.m. on Friday October 14, 2011 and Candidates will be declared at that time. In the event that there are fewer candidates declared than there are to be elected for any office, the nomination period for any such office(s) will be extended to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 18, 2011. Delivery of Nomination Documents Delivery of Nomination Documents may be by hand, mail, facsimile or other delivery service. Nominations cannot be submitted electronically. Originals of faxed nomination documents must be received by the Chief or Deputy Chief Election Officer by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 21, 2011 or the nomination is deemed to be withdrawn. ***** IN THE EVENT OF AN ELECTION BY VOTING BEING NECESSARY, general voting day will be Saturday, November 19, 2011. Registration of all electors will take place at the time of voting. FURTHER INFORMATION on the foregoing maybe obtained by contacting the Chief Election Officer at 604-483-3231 (collect). Patricia Christie, Chief Election Office

The crowds turned out in force for the weekly Craig Street market this summer, leading to its steady expansion into the downtown core. NEIL HORNER PHOTO

Craig Street event a hit Weekly market grew as word got around By AUREN RUVINSKY NEWS REPORTER The successful Craig Street Market in Parksville has wrapped up for the year and is already looking forward to another big season next summer. “It went very well,

everything I heard from the vendors and the businesses was positive,” said Kim Burden, executive director of the Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce which runs the weekly Tuesday evening markets. He said that not only does he get a lot of positive feedback directly from people who attend or work at the market, but at a recent Vancouver

Island-wide chamber meeting he was hearing a lot of compliments from other communities. “People really appreciate the vibrancy,” he said pointing out that they expanded over the summer reaching a maximum of about 140 vendors. He said they hoped for the increase in vendors — topping out at about 100 last year — so when they applied for permis-

sion from the city in the spring they asked to include the possible expansion onto Middleton Avenue, leaving it open-ended. While it’s too early for exact details Burden said the market, known as the “Summer by the Sea Street Market,” will definitely go ahead again next summer much as it was this summer. news@pqbnews.com

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Long-term thinking needed locally This means sustained community well-being, as opposed to short term payoffs such as temporary jobs and income. Development is the job of community leadership (they set vision, guidelines, policy – others implement), as opposed to a single Economic Development Officer; Treat development as first and foremost a political problem (address governance due to multiple jurisdictions and encourage the creation of linkage and proactive policy making), as opposed to an economic problem; Understand that success is measured by social, cultural, political and economic impacts, as opposed to economic impacts alone; and The solution is an inclusive

sound institutional foundation, strategic direction, and informed action, as opposed to spending money and increasing debt. We hope this provides you with a better understanding of the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce and, more importantly, how we view our role within the northern part of the regional district. The chamber is currently in the process of preparing for our strategic planning as we set goals and positions for 2012 and beyond. We recently attended a meeting with 15 other island chambers of commerce and have committed to being part of a working group that will, through the BC Chamber of Commerce, advocate on behalf

of Vancouver Island in order to voice the Island’s needs to government. We encourage all businesses and area groups to share their visions and strategies, so that collectively, we can ensure our goals are in support of, and in alignment with, the long term sustainable development needs of this amazing region. Our staff and board welcome your feedback and encourage all stakeholders to work together as we develop an inclusive and comprehensive community building strategy. Peter Dukakis is the president of the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce and is a regular contributor to this column.


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One week job event set Youths urged to discover their passion PARKSVILLE — Mark your calendars! The Career Centre, with sponsorship from Coastal Community Credit Union (CCCU), will host a free screening of the documentary “One Week Job” with attending author and project founder Sean Aiken at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28 at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre. An open question period and book signing opportunity with Aiken will follow. This exciting evening session is a must see for anyone who is interested in discovering their passion or still doesn’t know what they want to do when they grow up. Youth counsellors, employment consultants and families are encouraged to take part in the event. “We are excited about the opportunity to bring this special event to the community and work with the event sponsor Coastal Community Credit Union,” said executive director of the Career Centre, Cyndy Ireland Bresden. “We often see individuals in career transition and this movie may inspire them.” The Career Centre is a project of The Central Vancouver Island Job Opportunities Building Society

(CVIJOBS), a nonprofit society that provides work and career-related services to residents of the Parksville/Qualicum Beach area. To add your name to the guest list and reserve your spot at this popular event, call the Career Centre at 250-248-3205 or email marcene@ careercentre.org. Limited general seating will be available on a first come, first serve basis after 6:45 p.m. Those who attend will be entered into a draw for an opportunity to win either Sean Aiken’s One Week Job book or a DVD copy of the movie on the evening of the event. The screening of Aiken’s documentary, One-Week Job, is the highlight of the Career Centre’s Career Week, which runs from from September 26 to 30. This year’s theme is “Discover Your Passion.” Take advantage of the workshops and activities offered this week to start the journey to discover your passion and the possible careers that await you. It is never too late to take action. More information on Career Week is posted in the workshop section on The Career Centre’s website www.careercentre.org.

HOOP HELP Not all the booths at this year’s Coombs Fair involved agriculture or produce. Some of them, such as Sally Whibley’s Smart Fit Wholistic Fitness booth, had a more light-hearted and colourful theme. Whibley offers hoop dance classes as well as yoga and nutrition plans at her Errington outlet. NEIL HORNER PHOTO

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It is with great sadness that we announce Alâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death after a brief illness following surgery. Surrounded by his family and favorite music he died peacefully under the wonderful care of ICU, Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, BC. He is survived by his wife Teresa, his children, Sheree (David), Shawn (Cathy), Scott and his four grandchildren. We raise a glass in his honour to a life lived with courage & passion. Alâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spirit lives on in those that knew and loved him.

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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.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES PETRO-CANADA - Coastal Mountain Fuels is a wholesale fuel Company specializing in home heating oil deliveries, commercial fuel and lubricant sales. We have several branches located throughout Vancouver Island and currently have one opening based out of our Campbell River location. CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP/OPERATIONS The responsibilities of this position include: Managing new and existing customer relationships including: follow-up on sales leads and generating new leads. Dispatching our ďŹ&#x201A;eet of fuel and lubricant trucks on North Vancouver Island as well as coordinating our truck maintenance program. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in sales and customer service. A minimum Class 3 driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license and a general knowledge of commercial truck maintenance. Applicants with the following would be preferred: Class 1 Drivers License, Experience with dangerous goods, and familiarity with Microsoft OfďŹ ce Suite. Salary range: TBD depending on experience. Please send your resume, including references to: Stephen Gabrysh 1720 Maple Street Campbell River, BC V9W 3G2 Or by email: sgabrysh@cmfuels.ca Fax: 250287-7880 Closing Date: September 23, 2011

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Surrounded by her children, Patricia passed peacefully at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. She was 82 years old. Pat was born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan to parents Frank & Anne Dicker. Pat was very industrious in the world of business and was very creative & passionate about whatever she took on. She loved nature and animals, especially the ocean, whales, and elephants! Pat was an avid reader and loved to cook & was excellent at it! Most of all Patricia loved her family, and a get together. She will be truly missed by all! Patricia is predeceased by Fred Dicker(brother), Betty Short(sister), and Sharon Brown(daughter).Her brother Bill Dicker(Peggy) lives in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Fred Dickerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife Shirley Dicker lives in Edmonton. Betty Shortâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s husband Hal Short lives in Toronto, Ontario.Patricia is survived by her children who loved her very much, Craig Willey(Eileen), Kevin Willey, Shannon Willey, Shawn Dearin, Tricia Willey.Patricia had nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren whom she adored! A â&#x20AC;&#x153;Celebration of Lifeâ&#x20AC;? will be held on Saturday, September 17 at Christian Fellowship Centre, 825 Village Way, Qualicum Beach (1:30 - 3 pm) In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, any donations can be made in Patriciaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name to the Palliative Care Ward at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

NANAIMO & DISTRICT HOSPITAL FOUNDATION

Gunter & Hildegard Buschhaus Diamond (60) Wedding Anniversary

A Celebration with Dinner & Good Times are planned for September 17th, 5pm at the

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Annual General Meeting Thursday, October 6th, 2011 6:00 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6:30 p.m. The Grand Hotel Nanaimo â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Emerald Room 4898 Rutherford Road, Nanaimo Please RSVP by Friday September 30th, 2011 (Space is limited) Phone: 250-755-7950 or 1-250-947-8212 Email: nancy@nanaimohospitalfoundation.com â&#x20AC;&#x153;Changes to the By Laws will be presented. Members can obtain copies of proposed changes from the Foundation ofďŹ ce at 1021801 Bowen Road, prior to the meeting. All members are authorized to vote.â&#x20AC;?


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PARKSVILLE New 1 BDRM Parksville new 1 bdrm suite on private acreage in Forever Green Estates, W/D, F/S, N/P, N/S, hardwood floors, $750/ mo includes hydro & cable. Available immediatley 250 954-9588

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

PARKSVILLE, 4-5 bdrm, 2 bath, almost 3000 sq ft, all appls, big dbl garage + RV prkng, huge fully fenced yard, lrg garden area, many fruit trees, great location on water side of hwy, borders Foster Prk & blocks from Wembley Mall. Pets OK on approval. N/S. $1550 + utils. Avail immed. 250-954-2254

WATERFRONT COLUMBIA beach area. Fabulous view 3 bdrm, 2-1/2 bath, 6 appls, dbl garage. Lease avail. $1600/mo. 250-334-3126 or 250-218-3162

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PARKSVILLE, Downtown upgraded 2 bdrm home. Suitable for mature individuals. Close to beach w/garage & fenced yard. Avail immed. $900 + util. N/S, N/P. 250-247-8704

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

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

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WAYNE’S SMALL ENGINES 2 and 4 cycle and other motorized things. Servicing S. Qualicum & Hilliers. Some mobile service avail. 250-752-1639

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

PAINTING A STROKE ABOVE Painting. Commercial & Residential. Interior/Exterior. WCB, liability insurance. All jobs warranted. See what we can do! Dave 250-248-0335, 250-240-2310. POIRIER PAINTING, Residential/Commercial. Fully insured, Guaranteed Workmanship, Free Estimates. Call Dan 250-240-3528. WCB insured.

PLUMBING LEAKY PIPES? Dripping taps? Call Hudley Plumbing for all your plumbing needs Big or Small. Call 250-2486678 ask about our fall hot water tank specials.

TELEPHONE SERVICES 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.

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

PETS PET CARE SERVICES CAT SITTING: I’ll care for your cherished feline(s) in my clean, quiet, loving home (no cages). Now accepting bookings. 7 day minimum stay. Long term rates available. 250-740-5554

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ESTATE CLEARANCE SALE #1397 Gabriola Drive Craig Bay, Parksville • Mon, Tues, Wed. Aug 12, 13, 14 10am-3pm. Fine quality furniture and household items, carpets, lamps, pictures & much more. Hosted by Smart Move Services smartmoveservices.ca QUALICUM. 187 Valdez Ave. Sat. Sept. 17, 9:30am-3pm. Tools, Toys & Trinkets.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE BUILDING SALE... “Rock bottom prices” 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 47x100x18 $25,800. 60x140x20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers Direct 1-800-668-5422. CAN’T GET up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591. 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. DOLLS, collectables, also folding adult wheel chair $75. 250-954-0204

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

Start your own Bridal Shop approx 130 dresses below replacement costs. Free Bride maids samples + flower girl & boys tuxedos. Asking $45,000. Will consider offers on Grad dresses. Phone 250-7579733 evenings & lv msg.

PARKSVILLE – BRIGHT & spacious 2 bdrm. D/W, W/D option. Near schools, beach. downtown & on bus route. $825. Oct. 1st. 250-248-8592.

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PARKSVILLE CONDO2 bdrm, d/w, free lndry, 2 car spaces, nice, $890. Avail immed. Call 250-248-0786.

1250 sq.ft. commercial service bldg for rent. Office and reception area + shop. New modern industrial site. $1250 per mo. Lease available. Call 250-248-3850

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RECREATIONAL PROPERTY RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, .83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake (70 Mile House). 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.)

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO 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 furn condo, w/d internet, full kitchen, gas f/p, phone, 2 TV’s NS/NP, clse to town $1050/mo incl all utils. avail Oct 1. 250-954-8316

QUALICUM BEACH: Downtown, 1000sf, 2bdrm, 1 bath, lrg living room & deck, $1000. Avail. Oct. 1st, 1 year lease, NS/NP. 2 refs. 250-240-0549, 250-752-3241, 250-752-7904. 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.

APARTMENTS FURNISHED FURNISHED ONE and two bedroom units available. All utilities. Phone 250-248-6532.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL PARKSVILLE, 800 sq ft shop w/ attached office, great location, easy access to Island Hwy and (surrounding roads), suitable for small business or personal use. Avail immed, $600 mo + utils, 250-937-9379

COTTAGES 2 bedroom, furnished, beach front cottage, downtown Parksville, Available until June 1/2012. Suit quiet people. $850 utilities included. N/S N/ P. References required. 250- 248-3171.

COTTAGE, LIKE new 2 bdrm, f/s, n/s, n/p. Propane f/p. $850 Also avail. 10 x 20 storage unit After 6pm 250-752-4773 PARKVILLE. 2-BDRM cottage on acreage, 504 Church Rd. $850. (250)228-3177.

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HOMES FOR RENT 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. NICE 2-bdrm rancher. Garage, woodland acre, pets considered. Electric & wood heat, excellent spring water. N/S. Ref’s please. $1100./mo. 1(604)462-8239. 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 OCEANFRONT Beachcomber Nanoose- 2 bdrms partially furnished, fabulous views, walk on beach, 5 appls, wood F/P, laminate flrs. Kayak, fish, golf. $1500. 250-468-1608. PARKSVILLE: 2-BDRM loft home, large yard, 5 appl’s, long term lease option. New paint, great home. $1145 + utils. Call (250)248-6629. 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.

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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 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. Parksville, Nice 3BRM, good location, sorry no dogs, N/S. Long term tenant preferred. $1150/m 250-248-8384 or 250-954-5234 PARKSVILLE, SHARED acreage, country living yet close to beach, schools, shopping. Spacious 4 bdrm, 3.5 bath, all appls, fenced yard, $1800 mo + utils, avail Oct. 1, 250-937-9379. 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 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 large 2bdrm townhouse, 1200sqft 2bath, 3appls, lrg private deck & patio, sm pet ok. $850 + strata. Oct. 1. 250-752-4258. QUALICUM BEACH spacious bright 4Bdrm duplex. Walk to all schools, shops, pool & beach, great neighbourhood, 2.5baths, 3appls, back deck, front balcony, carport, private fully fenced yard, pets negotiable, avail. Sept. 15 or 30 $1150. Call (250)752-7404, 250-951-1290. QUALICUM VILLAGE: 2 bdrm. $1050/mo. Available now. Call (250)752-1111.

WHISKEY CREEK. 4-Bdrm fenced yard, nice deck, $1200 mo + utils, N/S, N/P, avail Oct. 1, call 1-250-753-7834.

ROOMS FOR RENT NANOOSE BAY: waterfront family oriented home. 3 furnished bedrooms, whole house privileges, ns, np, utils & cleaning incl. $550, $650 or $750. Call 916-747-3198 cell.

RV PADS QUALICUM Beach. Long term, $375/mo. (excl. hydro, cable). 250-752-9544. Riverside Resort. PARKSVILLE AREA- RV pad. Wooded site. $425/mo, includes utils. Available now. 250-228-4097.

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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SUITES, LOWER 1 BDRM bachelor, French Creek. Single occupancy only. N/S, N/P, private ent. Inlc Util. & TV. $600/mo. 250-752-1259 ERRINGTON- BRIGHT comfortable 1 bdrm, F/S, W/D, all utils incl, Non-smokers only! $750 mo. Avail Oct. 1. (250)248-7050 before 8pm. LOWER LANTZVILLE. Detached cottage/suite on waterfront property, all utils included. $750/mo. Avail Oct. 1. Call 250-390-4897, 250-713-4897. PARKSVILLE, 1 bdrm, 1 bath, private entrance, basement suite, huge fully fenced yard, lrg garden area, many fruit trees, great location on water side of hwy, borders Foster Park & blocks from Wembley Mall. Pets OK on approval, N/S. $675/mo. Avail immed. 250-954-2254 PARKSVILLE - (WHISKEY Creek) Self contained bachelor, $550. NS/NP. All incld’d, wireless internet and satellite TV as well. (250)752-9793.

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SHOPRIDER PATHFINDER scooter, canopy, grocery tote. Used twice. New $5400. asking $4200. 250-248-8886

GUNS WANTED: I want to buy your guns. Call (250)4687533.

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.

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VIU welcomes new masters degree students Students from Mexico, India and across Canada started the new Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management program at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I heard about this on the Internet,â&#x20AC;? said Erin Heeney from New Brunswick. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just completed a degree in sports studies and was thrilled to find a Canadian university offering this kind of program. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one step closer to my PhD.â&#x20AC;? Plans to establish VIUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program evolved two years ago when VIU was designated as a World Leisure Centre of Excellence by the World Leisure Organization (WLO), a UN affiliated nongovernmental agency. Only the second site with this designation â&#x20AC;&#x201D; after one in the Netherlands â&#x20AC;&#x201D; it is in recognition of VIUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dedication to the advancement of international scholarship, graduate education, research and service focused on innovation and sustainability in leisure, recreation and tourism. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The designation as World Leisure Centre of Excellence and now the start-up of the

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SPORTS Generals struggle in opening week One down, 22 to go. Week one of the VIJHL regular season may not have gone exactly as planned for Oceanside’s Save on Foods Generals, losing their regular season opener 9-0 in Victoria to the Cougars last Thursday, then dropping their home opener 4-2 to the Saanich Braves Saturday night, but the season is long and the young charges are willing to do what it takes to keep improving. Throw the final score of Saturday’s game out the window and the game-day package was amped as promised. Local band Leadfoot set the stage when they laid down some high octane beats at the Generals’ tailgate party that afternoon, braving the heat for the cause. In keeping with the community-owned junior hockey club’s commitment to its grass roots, a dozen or so wide-eyed young players with Oceanside Minor Hockey were part of the big opening night ceremonies, marking the spot where the players emerged, banging their sticks on the ice with much gusto as each player on this year’s Generals’ team was introduced via spotlight in a blacked out arena. Those same youngsters took centre ice in the first intermission for a shoot-out. Jessie Kelly, 7, served up a soulful version of Amazing Grace then belted out the national anthem and marked the start of another season with the team. Local Save On Foods manager Bruce Brown dropped the opening puck. At home against the

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Gens’ forward Dylan Haugen (above) and the rest of the team played hard but came up short against Saanich on Saturday. Rookie forward Conor Enright (right) and his linemates created plenty of scoring opportunities with their speed. Braves in front of over 700 fans, the Generals played hard but came up short. Saanich took the crowd out early when they scored 86 seconds into the game. The Generals responded by going to the Saanich net in waves, but Braves’ ‘tender Tanner McGaw was tough to beat. Oceanside out-shot Saanich 11-5 in the opening frame and 30-29 on the night. The two teams played to a scoreless tie in the second period until 19:39 when Taylor Gray knotted it up 1-1 off a Luke Tully feed. The Braves scored at 3:37 and again at 5:55 of the 3rd to go up 3-1, the games’ second star, returning spark-plug Kyle Yamasaki, cut it to 3-2 at 14:04, but that would be as close as they’d get. Kolding Larson took the loss in net both nights for Oceanside, but Dubyna wasn’t about to throw his returning starter under the bus.

“Not at all. I thought he was good in both games... he wasn’t the reason we lost either of them. He responded after the big loss against Victoria and he bounced back with a strong game — he gave us a chance to win Saturday.” DOWN ISLAND on Thursday for game one of the regular season, Victoria scored two unanswered goals in the first period, three in the 2nd and four in the 4th. The hosts outshot Oceanside 38-21. The Generals were 0-for-6 with the man advantage in their first meaningful game of the campaign, and the ‘Cougs 6-for-11. “Overall I was really happy with the work ethic and competitiveness that the team showed,” said Dubyna. Asked if nerves might have played a part in some of the play Dubyna conceded that with eight rookies playing their first two regular season games it’s bound to happen, “but

I think too even the vets, I mean they’re playing with different players on their line.” Returning forward Luciano Somerville from Port Alberni led by example both games said Dubyna. “He played hard with a lot of energy,” he said, adding the line of new Generals Connor Enright, Riel Gibson and Joel Issigonis were also consistent. As for the big opening night presentation, Dubyna said from where they were standing it was great fuel for sure. “Overall it was an amazing night. Minus the loss everything went perfectly,” Generals’ GM and head of

hockey operations Dave Johnston said Monday. “There was definitely an event at Oceanside Place Saturday night, and that’s exactly our goal, to create that environment on a weekly basis.” “I think it created an exciting atmosphere for sure,” agreed Dubyna, “And unveiling the new jerseys in front of the community... the guys were proud to be part of it and are looking forward to continuing to create an atmosphere like that.” “It feels good,” Dubyna said easily when asked how it felt to get his first regular season games under his belt as head coach. “It’s

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High school football marked its return to these parts Saturday as the hometown Ballenas Whalers battled the visiting Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers from Surrey in pre-season junior varsity action. The AA Whalers are a young team this year, and it was trial by fire in a 21-7 loss to a strong AAA team that has been together for years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That group of kids (from LT) were back-to-back Gr. 8 provincial champions... I was very impressed with our boys,â&#x20AC;? said Whalersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; skip-

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Ramblin’ back OCEANSIDE — From the desk of Kebble Sheaff a reminder ‘the Ramble’ is back. Slated to start and finish at Hugh Fletcher’s spread in Errington Sept. 18, the eighth annual cross country mountain bike race that winds its way through the backcountry between Errington and Mt. Arrowsmith is always changing, and this year is no different. Sheaff said this year’s course is 50 km in length — 30 km less than last year’s race, one of the most gruelling on record. Also, for the first time, “we are introducing a less than a full lap category. There is a climb that we used last year that the less than full-lap people will not ride up... (that) climb took me one hour last

year.” The ‘easy lappers’ will ride a flatter route past the climb. “It will be one of the shorter Rambles, but one of the best courses with lots of fun single track,” said the longtime local MTB booster. “We try to have a different course every year... we expect the winning times to be under four hours, which is fast for a Ramble.” Registration gets underway at 8 a.m. and the race starts at 9. The cost to enter is $40 and all riders must have a club membership. If they don’t have one, they can buy a one-day licence for $10. As always, “we could use a few volunteers as well.” Anyone able to help out can email Liz at liz_dyck@yahoo.com.

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Whalers looking for ward to season Newest JV Whalers’ head coach Mike Di Giacomo, who takes over this year from longtime coach Anthony Wall who has moved to the Mainland, said he’s thrilled with the team he’s inherited and is looking forward to the upcoming campaign. “It felt good to get that fist game under our belts,” he confirmed, adding “we’re a younger team with a number of kids that were playing their first game so that’s kind of cool... beyond that it

gives us a chance to put players here and there and see what we have. For an exhibition game I thought we did pretty darn good actually. I’m excited, we have a really good bunch of young men.” Mike, retired, moved here from the Mainland in the summer of 2010 “for the lifestyle basically.” Asked how he came to sign on with the Whalers, Mike said “actually Jeremy (Conn) and Sean (Hines) come highly recommended

by Patrick Waslin the president of football BC, who is a very good friend of mine. Sean and Jeremy are great guys; they’re devoted to the program and to the kids.” No stranger to the game and a great addition to Whaler football, this is Mike’s 19th consecutive season coaching youth football. He joined the JV Whalers last year as an assistant coach, and spent the previous 17 years coaching at the community level — 12 of those

were with the Nanaimo Redmen, and a couple years each in Cloverdale, Langley, and Abbotsford where he was an assistant when the Falcons won a provincial title. That was 2008, and the following year he led the team back to the championship game as head coach, a heartbreaking 7-3 loss to the Coquitlam Chargers. “Controversial loss,” he chuckled. “I have it, but I still haven’t watched the game film.”

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Hildegard does it again By JAMES CLARKE PQ NEWS SPORTS She never stops it seems, and at 83, it’s a safe bet Hildegard Buschhaus would still give the energizer bunny a run for his money. Oceanside’s most decorated elderly athlete added 10 more medals to her collection after capturing six gold, one silver and three bronze in Track & Field at the recent 2011 BC Seniors Games. The Kootenay’s marked Hildy’s 17th consecutive Sr.’s Games — she started her assault on the big annual competition back in 1995 in Osoyoos when she powered her way to gold medals in the 5K and 10K Speed Walking event as well as the 800m run and a

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silver in 1500m. “I was 67,” she chuckled when The News caught up with her this week. “I’m not as strong,” she said easily when asked how she feels now physically compared to back then. “I have a little bit less air...” Hildegard, who is part of two world record relay teams for Women’s 80-plus — one in the 4x100m and the other the 4x200m — was one of 75 Dist. 69 standouts recognized at a reception at Oceanside Place this year as part of the first annual RDN Performance Recognition Program open to athletes and dancers of all ages. In Trail at the Seniors Games Aug. 16-20, Hildy said “there were not too many ladies in track and field from Zone 2, only three, but I was the only one that got medals.” The BC Seniors Games is an annual, multi-sport event hosted by a different BC community each year. They are one of they largest games organized within B.C. with approximately 3,500 participants aged 55+ from all over the province. Hildegard, who moved to Oceanside from Germany with her husband Gunter in 1974, competed in 10 track and field events at the games, from Triple Jump and the running events

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through to Hammer Throw. Making her results even more impressive is that she came down with bronchitis the end of May “so I only had 10 days to train... can you imagine that,” she laughed. The mother of three, grandmother of 12 and three time great grandma said the conditions in Trail were hot (28, 29) and dry “but there was a slight breeze.” What keeps you going back, we asked.

“When you rest, you rust,” she said with a smile. “This is a woman in her eighties,” marvelled longtime Oceanside track and field coach Kim Longmuir, adding that over the years Hildegard has come out to the track behind BSS and worked out with an OTFC coach. “What an incredible role model for the youth in our track and field club,” said Longmuir. “And an ambassador for our community.”

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