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Caden Morrison, 4, gets a hand from dad Bruce as he helps create a giant scarecrow at Tigerlily Farm’s Harvest Festival event on Sunday.

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If British Columbia ever gets bombed back to the Stone Age or otherwise gets pushed back a few thousand years, you’re going to want Ken Porteous to be among your tattered band of dazed survivors. That’s because the Nanoose Bay resident has a skill set that could prove to be the difference between life or death. In the meantime, he just has a serious hobby, although an interesting one.

The upcoming electoral race in Qualicum Beach just got a whole lot more interesting, after the announcement this week that former councillor Mike Wansink has thrown his hat into the ring to vie for the mayor’s chair. Wansink stressed that, in a changing, difficult world, new leadership is needed at town hall. He also said he has no interest in big box stores or unfettered development in the town. It’s time, he said, for a change.

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NEWS CANTELON When B.C. Premier Christy Clark announced a cabinet shuffle this week, there was some good news for the local MLA. Ron Cantelon was named as the Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors in the Ministry of Health.

CLUES SOUGHT IN BOWSER BREAK IN Police in Oceanside have been so far unable to solve the case of a break and enter into the Georgia Park Store in Bowser, so they’re looking to the public to provide some clues. The incident took place on the afternoon of Aug. 26 when an unidentified culprit broke into the store and took money and other items from an office inside. Police say they believe whoever was responsible for the theft was familiar with the operation of the store. Despite efforts to solve this crime, police have been unsuccessful in making arrests. The Oceanside RCMP are seeking public assistance in identifying the person or persons responsible for this crime. Anyone with information is requested to call the RCMP at 250-248-6111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-222-8477. — News staff

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By BRENDA GOUGH NEWS REPORTER There will be some extra law enforcement officials in Qualicum Beach and Parksville on Sept. 29 but their mission isn’t to crack down on crime, but rather, to help battle childhood cancer. A total of 22 bike riders, comprised of police officers and three members of the media, left Port Alice on Saturday, Sept. 24 and when they roll into the Oceanside area members of the 2011 Tour de Rock team will continue

their campaign to raise money for pediatric cancer research. The first Tour de Rock started in September 1998 and since then the annual campaign that has raised tens of millions of dollars province-wide to help support kids with cancer. This year’s event will see this year’s riders hit almost every community from one end of Vancouver Island to the other. Port Alice was the starting point for the team, which will be on the road for 14 days, covering a distance of 1,000 kilometres. Police officers from CFB Esquimalt, Comox, Nanaimo, Campbell River, Oceanside, Port Alberni and Westshore RCMP de-

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Constable Rochelle Carr and Auxiliary officer Bill Peppy are on the road with the Tour de Rock. tachments and Saanich, Victoria and Oak Bay municipal police departments make

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PRESS and KOOL FM. When the team arrives in this area there will likely be some extra cheers for two of the riders: Oceanside Constable Rochelle Carr and Auxilary Officer Bill Peppy. Peppy and his and wife Debbie have long been part of the Cops for Cancer campaign. The couple took on responsibility for the annual charity golf tournament in 2006, moving it from Arbutus Ridge to Parksville’s Morningstar course. They also got to cook for the 2010 team, helping their friends from the Rocky Mountain Food Group when the Tour hit Tofino. SEE

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Wansink set to take on Westbroek Former council member wants change in QB By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER The upcoming municipal election in November is now going to be a race for the mayor’s chair, after former councillor Mike Wansink this week announced his intention to run for council’s top spot. Wansink said he made the decision to run because he sees a need for a different style of leadership on council. Wansink praised incumbent mayor Teunis Westbroek for the job he has done over the past nine

years, but stressed that, in light of the new global economic environment, Qualicum Beach needs a new kind of leadership. “Qualicum Beach has enjoyed improvements to its infrastructure and amenities during the time of regional and national prosperity, however it is time to take a very close look at the town’s capital programs and operations, with a view to freezing or reducing the tax burden on its citizens,” Wansink said. Wansink said that with a large portion of the town’s population over age 60 and many residents reliant on fixed incomes

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Mike Wansink and Teunis Westbroek met and shook hands at Rivers Day event Sunday. or investments that are declining in value, continued tax increases in the order of three per cent per year over the past 10 years are not sustainable. This, he added, is not a time for expensive promises. Sustainability will be the centre of Wan-

sink’s electoral platform and he stressed that sustainability encompasses social, economic, cultural and environmental realms and the need to balance all four of them within the town’s programs. He said he feels he can provide the leadership, in collaboration

with various internal and external entities in town, to ensure that the municipality’s citizens can continue to enjoy the benefits of living in Qualicum Beach. Wansink said his leadership will not be a threat to the desires of a majority of the town’s residents. His aim, he said, is to retain the small town atmosphere which attracted people to the town in the first place. To this end he noted he is not in favour of big box stores, fast food joints or urban sprawl. Rather, he wants to chart a prudent course through uncertain times. SEE

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Town freemen named By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER The council chamber in Qualicum Beach is seldom empty during a council meeting and is often full to bursting. The doors to the chamber will be shut and locked for the October 9 council meeting and the lights will be off. That’s because the councillors, staff, media and audience will be at the Civic Centre for the daytime meeting as council officially designates a record four people with the honour of being Freemen of the Town. Former mayor Art Skipsey, Leo and Anne Cleese and former mayor Jack Collins will receive the honour at the meeting, slated for 10 a.m. The event will feature a reception and formalities to recognize the contributions the four have made to the town and the quality of the community. “These folks have done a yeoman’s job,” said Mayor Teunis Westbroek. “We chose all four because they all worked together. Jack Collins was on council for 18 years with Art Skipsey. Art who was a wonderful leader, working on the town’s behalf. But he couldn’t do it on his own. He needed staff support, and that staff was Leo Cleese, while Anne was working diligently on the Brown property.”

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Caught knapping Nanoose Bay resident carries on a traditional skill that goes back hundreds of thousands of years

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If British Columbia ever were to be bombed back to the Stone Age or was otherwise set back by hundreds of thousands of years, you would probably want to have Ken Porteous amongst your band of dazed survivors. In a situation like that, his skills as a knapper could well prove to be the difference between life and death. The Nanoose Bay resident knaps stone, obsidian mostly, to create replicas of ancient stone tools and

weapons that would have been at home in any Neolithic household or cave. Porteous said he began knapping stone about eight years ago when he was doing research on a university paper. “I was doing a senior paper on experimental archaeology,” he said as he tapped away with a piece of antler at a chunk of the black, volcanic glass. “This is a field where an archeologist will try to reproduce what they see in the kinds of shapes they find and the way the flakes break off the rock. When they find

Ken Porteous explains how he determines the correct angle to strike the stone.

stone tools, they want to find out how they were made, so they experiment with different things to see how it was done.” Porteous went one step farther with his paper however, examining what he called flake attribute analysis — trying to figure out what kind of tool was made from looking at the leftover flakes of stone. “They may find a whole bunch of flakes left over from someone flint knapping and you can learn something about what kind of tools the knapper was using to remove the flakes and what they may have been making.” That research project led Porteous to stone knapping websites and fostered a lifelong passion for stone tool making that continues to this day. Porteous was on hand at the Qualicum Beach Museum for Sunday’s Children’s Day event, demonstrating how ancient humans — and other humanoid species — may have gone about making the tools they needed to make it in a very different world. “There are basically two styles of knapping,” he said. “The first is called

Ken Porteous demonstrates the ancient art of knapping at the Qualicum Beach Museum’s Children’s Day event. NEIL HORNER PHOTO direct percussion, where you remove a flake by actually hitting a blank,” he said. “You are directly hitting the stone you are working on. The other method, which I use, is indirect percussion, where you put a punch on the rock, usually a piece of antler, and you hit the punch, not the rock.” This type of knapping, he said, is more advanced, although the historical record remains unclear on exactly when each method was developed and used — or who it was that first used them. “My interest in knapping has to do

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Some of the blades Porteous has made are sharper than steel with human origins and the evolution of intelligence,” he said. “Understanding how to knap flint or obsidian is understanding the mind of ancient humans. It’s the only evidence we have of what level of cogni-

tive ability they have. You can’t get that out of bones, and there is nothing else left, except the stone they worked.” Although the technique for striking sharp flakes off a larger chunk of stone — knapping — is a truly ancient technique, it produces tools and weapons that are sharper than the finest modern surgical steel. “Obsidian can get very sharp, as much as 20 times sharper than surgical steel,” he said. “It’s essentially glass, with no grain to it, so it can get incredibly fine. You can split it down to an

edge that is only about four microns wide, while surgical steel can only be sharpened to about 80 microns. If you were to look at the edge of a scalpel with a microscope, beside a piece of obsidian, the edge of the scalpel would look rather blunt in comparison.” What makes knapping possible, Porteous said, is a regular and predictable shatter pattern — something he calls a hertzian cone. “It’s predictable,” he said. A knapper understands the angle where the rock will split, compared to the angle you’re hitting. Knowing the direction the fracture will go allows you control the fracture you’re hitting. You learn how the stone reacts when you hit it.” It could take as long as a decade or more, he said, of study and practice to become a master flint knapper, although Porteous stressed the learning curve is an ongoing process and there is always something more to learn. “Some people say a master never really stops learning,” he said. “You never stop getting better. I am not a master. I’m more like sort of a middle of the road knapper, but I’m getting better.” One thing Porteous stresses in his work is the need to rely only on the same kinds of tools the ancients used to create their arrowheads and other items. “I’m not a copper bopper,” he said, referring to knappers who use modern tools. “I use the traditional methods.”



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Two people were rushed to hospital with non life-threatening injuries Monday morning after a head-on collision on Highway 19 near exit 51 in Parksville. Witnesses said a northbound Volkswagen Jetta crossed the center median into opposing traffic. It hit a Chevrolet Cobalt heading south. Charges of driving too fast for road conditions have been laid against a 46-year old Nanaimo woman. The driver of the second vehicle was a 19-year-old Parksville man. NEIL HORNER PHOTO

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hotel job, Donald fills her days and nights as the choir director at St. Stephens United church in Qualicum Beach, singing in a choir group in Nanaimo, raising Alpacas at her farm in Errington and spinning and selling wool at the Errington Farmers Market. She admits her resume doesn’t include a business background or local politics but she said she thinks she can bring a different perspective to the position. “I don’t want to be branded as the opera singing alpaca farmer who is running for office, but that is basically what I am,” she said. “I think it brings a practical advantage to it and a completely different perspective and I am eager to learn and listen to people and talk to people. “Sometimes when people are so passionate about something they can’t come across clearly and I am not sure as a result of that how well we are perceived at the RDN.” Donald has been thinking of running for a year.

By BRENDA GOUGH NEWS REPORTER Skye Donald wears many hats in the community of Oceanside and after the municipal election on November 11 this year she would like to add one more title to her repertoire. The 34-year-old Errington resident who celebrated her birthday on September 24 also used the occasion to announce that she is going to run in the campaign for regional district electoral area director in area F. Lou Biggemann currently holds the title of Area F Director for the Regional District of Nanaimo but the politician who represents Coombs, Hilliers and Errington so far has not announced his intention to seek re-election. Donald is the first to declare her candidacy for Area F director and admits that although she hasn’t been involved in the political arena before, she believes

SKYE DONALD ... uses birthday bash as backdrop to her announcement she can offer a fresh new approach to solving the issues in the community. It’s a job that will last until December 2014, but Donald said she is ready to commit and she is serious about running for office even if she has little experience in the field. “Nobody else has declared yet and I know there are other candidates that are just getting ready,” she said. “I thought why not me? I am ready to make a commitment to this and I am excited about the possibilities. I told my manager at the hotel so that she is aware of what I am doing so if I do get elected I will be leaving. I am serious about it.” Aside from her

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Upgrade road near Crystal Terraces: Wilson By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER Jack Wilson knows he won’t be sitting at the Qualicum Beach council table for long, but there’s one or two details he says he would like to deal with before November’s vote sees him take his leave. One of them, he said at Wednesday’s special council meeting, is the need to improve the paving on Highway 19A near the

Shady Rest and the moribund Crystal Terraces development. “I won’t be around much longer, so is there anything scheduled for the reconstruction of Highway 19A around the beach area by the Shady?” he asked. “We’ve been talking about that for eight years and it never seems to come forward as a project. That’s the place that needs the most work in the whole town.” In response, town

engineer Bob Weir said there have been pavement overlays along the highway right up to where the proposed major development was to have become involved. Mark Brown jumped in, noting the town is currently in the process of taking care of some of the drainage in the area, which is not routed properly from the bank side onto the ocean side of the highway.

“We are looking at drainage crossings as well, before we do overlay and reconstruction,” he said. Mayor Teunis Westbroek said he shares Wilson’s concern. “That stretch is particularly bad,” he said. “We were waiting for Crystal Terraces.” Westbroek said the town is constrained with what they can do because of private property concerns, but suggested having

it repaved, with wider shoulders, as was done on Bennett Road. “You made the lanes a little narrower, with a wider shoulder, to allow bikes and scooters and golf carts,” he said, urging staff to add the area to their list of priorities. “In the future, that would be the way to go.” Staff agreed to look more closely at the needs of the site. news@pqbnews.com

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RDN needs an advocate from Errington, says Area F candidate She got interested when the whole building permit issue started. “I am ready for a change in my life and the community is definitely ready for a change too. A lot of how the community feels really resonates with me and the core values in our official community plan we

really value.” She said as a young family person she has the energy to represent the community. “I think what Errington needs is a community advocate at the RDN and I think our incumbent has done a lot of work in the past but maybe he has just got tired.” As an example, she

points to the Errington Community Park. “We have had a bathroom constructed and finished for over a year now and we are still dealing with the red tape to get it open. The hall board and farmers market should have had an advocate to go to and say, help us.”

She admitted she doesn’t know whether or not the RDN director can actually do to anything to get through red tape but agreed the community needs somebody to be on their side to do that. She said the issue with the building permits is a very significant challenge

for the community but unfortunately it has been passed. “It would have been great if it had been left to be an election issue and it really should have. It would be nice if there is any possibility that it could be modified to make it easier for farmers to deal with the impacts of it. It is

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Tour de Rock has made a difference But only Bill, as an auxiliary with the Oceanside RCMP since 2006, is actually riding this year. (He’s grateful to Debbie, who was left to do the lion’s share of the organizational work for this September’s golf tournament.) Peppy, 44, is the bakery operations manager for Country Grocer when not in uniform. He is also head instructor of the Oceanside Martial Arts School in Parksville. He wasn’t sure that it would be physically possible at one point to take on the challenging ride after a childhood injury left him with pins and plates in his hip. But he’s been handling the bike just fine, albeit with one knee that sticks out. Carr is also up to the challenge and said she’s eager to contribute to a cause that benefits kids. Last year’s Tour de Rock raised $1.4 million which the Oceanside community played an important role in. Fundraising events for the tour on Thursday include a gala dinner and auction from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Parksville Conference and Community Centre and some cheque presentations during the day in Qualicum Beach and Parksville. The public will have a chance to meet the riders when they arrive in Qualicum Square at approximately 12:10 p.m. The town crier will be on hand to greet them and some heads will be shaved. After some cheque presentations

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Peggie Jones is a volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society who is organizing the silent auction for the Tour de Rock Gala. at the square the riders will lunch at Baileys then proceed into Parksville with stops at four schools including: Arrowview Elementary, Oceanside Middle, Winchelsea Elementary and Ballenas Secondary. The riders will arrive at Thrifty Foods in Parksville at around 3 p.m. and while there, they will participate in some head shaving events and some cheque presentations. For those who want to make a donation there will be a fundraising BBQ at Thrifty Foods in Parksville beginning at 9 a.m. with breakfast sandwiches then lunch beginning at 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., with all proceeds going to Tour de Rock. Tickets are also available for the Gala dinner and can be purchased at Thrifty Foods in Parksville

or at the Canadian Cancer Society office in Qualicum Beach. Individual tickets are $50 but organizers are hoping people will purchase a table of 10 for $500 that will include eight guests and sponsor two riders. Karen Little, who is the Smile Team coordinator at Thrifty Foods in Parksville, has been organizing the dinner event and said they need to sell more sponsored tables. “I am encouraging people to come and if they wish to purchase a ticket for one or two riders that would be great.” There will be two riders at each table providing an opportunity for guests to chat with the participants one on one. The three course dinner is being catered by the Galloping Gourmet with table wine provided by the

TD Bank. Little said there is a silent and live auction, balloon pop and wall of wine courtesy of RE/MAX Realty. Volunteers with the local chapter of the Canadian Cancer Society are organizing the silent auction and Peggie Jones admits they’ve had a lot of work to do but she’s happy to help out for such a good cause. “It is for childhood cancer and we are making an impact. I feel privileged I can be involved in the Tour de Rock,” she said Jones, who has volunteered with the cancer society for five years, said she got involved after a good friend died of the disease and she said the inspirational stories that are told at the dinner drives the message home that cancer hits everybody in some way. She said not only does the event provide an opportunity to meet all 22 riders, it is also a great fundraiser. “The community has been generous and it should be a good silent auction,” she said. “It is working out well.” On Friday the tour heads to Port Alberni and after that it is westward bound to Tofino and Ucluelet. On Sunday, Oct. 2 Nanaimo residents will welcome the riders and eventually they will wind up in Saanich on Oct. 7 For more information on Cops for Cancer, visit www. tourderock.ca. reporter@pqbnews.com

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Oh, and about that hump ... By ERIN HALUSCHAK BLAC PRESS

Former Tour de Rock rider Phil Hochu has not only a new perspective, but a new appreciation of the Port Alberni hump. Hochu, a corporal with the military police at 19 Wing Comox who participated in the 2010 Tour de Rock ride, recalled one of the most difficult parts of the route across Vancouver Island â&#x20AC;&#x201D; heading west. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We did a lot of preparation for the race; hill nights every Tuesday in Nanaimo, sprint and chase Thursdays in Coombs and long distance Sundays from the Comox Valley to Campbell River and back. There are a lot of difficult spots all over the Island, but one of the hardest was the Port Alberni hump and Hydro Hill (towards Tofino) was short but super steep,â&#x20AC;? explained Hochu. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We always went up (the hills) at our own pace, and going as fast as our slowest rider,â&#x20AC;? he added. Hochu added in addition to the major challenge of the elevation change heading west, the weather added another twist to the hills. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heading from Port Alberni to Ucluelet, we were the first team to be actually taken off the road because the rain and wind became too much to handle. There was so much water everywhere that our brakes actually stopped working,â&#x20AC;? he noted. Following a Tour de Rock tradition, the group of riders jumped into Kennedy Lake for a quick swim.

Above: route of the Tour de Rock ride. Below, Phil Honchu gets a hug from an appreciative supporter at last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were completely soaked (from the rain), so it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter at that point. We wanted to keep the tradition going.â&#x20AC;? Despite the challenge of riding uphill, Hochu said coasting back down upon return to the east side of the Island provided some of the more enjoyable, relaxing moments of the ride. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a fun time coming off the hump. (The riders) would space ourselves coming out of Port Alberni and we coasted down. It was a good time, because we could relax a bit to balance the other times that would be intense.â&#x20AC;? Hochu explained Mount Washington in the Comox Valley provided an excellent

location for additional hill training, and also prepared him for some of the sights he would end up seeing along the trek. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was a bear as we were going up the mountain, and we saw a million deer along the way,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Driving the Island by car is nothing compared to doing it by cycling. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re able to look around and see the wilderness,â&#x20AC;? he said. Another set of major hills was coming out of Woss into Sayward, explained Hochu, although he said cycling into the small towns on the north part of the Island provided him with some of his favourite memories. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When the Tour rolls into the towns,

they make you feel like a rock star. At the events, it seems like half the town shows up. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s such an essence of community in those places,â&#x20AC;? he added. Heading south, Hochu admitted the Malahat was not quite as difficult of a challenge as he had expected. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Of course itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard, but we were pretty strong as a team; the training definitely helped,â&#x20AC;? he said. Hochu explained the hardest part about the Malahat stretch was not the actual ride itself, but a meet-and-greet event in Mill Bay just prior to the climb. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was talking to a woman, just about five minutes before we were supposed to take off. She introduced us to her 16-day-old daughter who was born with cancer. That just gave us all a shot of intensity and inspiration to push on. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are always moments of soreness, and everyone complains from time to time, but then you meet a kid or talk to someone â&#x20AC;&#x201D; especially at Camp Goodtimes â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and you just all put it into perspective,â&#x20AC;? he said.

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Encouraging change It’s good to see Premier Christy Clark shuffle the deck this week in cabinet — and not just because our own MLA, Ron Cantelon got some of the legislative lolly. Ever since she was annointed as the premier of this province, Clark has flitted from one photo opportunity to another, without making much in the way of substantive changes to the way things are done in Victoria. Now, with this change — for good or ill — she He certainly is starting to put her own stamp on a provincial won’t be government that has too often seemed to have coming up nobody holding the tiller. Apart from the fact that the change has been short in raw made, it’s also encouraging to see one of the material changes that came as part of the package. Ron Cantelon lives in the area of this province that has two communities with the highest average age in the entire country. How fitting then that the person who represents this area should be given the posting of parliamentary secretary for seniors? Cantelon is a competent man and we’re confident he will do a great job in looking after the interests of the people in his portfolio and in his riding, as they are, in many cases, one and the same. He certainly won’t be coming up short in raw material for his ideas at least. — editorial by Neil Horner

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ot to get too intimate or anything but … I have a tattoo. It’s okay though — I’m totally ashamed of it. Not because it’s garish or off-colour or says anything stupid like TIFFANY FOREVER or GO, LEAFS! I’m ashamed of it because … because … Well, we’ll get to that; first a little background. Number one, my tattoo is more than a halfcentury old. I got it when John Diefenbaker was PM, Alaska and Hawaii were brand new states, Johnny Horton was warbling about The Battle of New Orleans, draft beer was 10 cents a glass and Toronto had a team in the NHL. It was also a time when the only human beings who actually sported tattoos were circus freaks, Maori warriors, deep sea sailors, Japanese gangsters and guys doing five to 10 for B and E. Oh, and a skinny teenager from rural Ontario who spent one summer as a deckhand on a Liberian oil tanker. My ship dry-docked in New

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York for five days and I wanted to purchase something ‘commemorative’ of my brief career on the open seas. Commemorative. That’s French for ‘stupid’. I went to Coney Island, found a tattoo parlour, laid my money down (a Canadian fiver, three singles). “WHADDYA GOT HEAH? COLORED MONEY??? FUGGEDDABOUDDIT!” I convinced the guy in the sweat shirt and three-day stubble that my money was good and I then underwent 20 minutes of intense unpleasantness and came away with my tattoo — a three-inch-high anchor with a stylized ribbon winding around it. I couldn’t wait to show it off to my folks. When I got home I flashed my tat. My father rolled his eyes. My mother crossed herself (and we weren’t even Catholic).

“You’ll never get a decent job in your life,” she predicted. She was wrong about that — but only because my tattoo was on my upper arm which was hidden, even in a By short-sleeve shirt. Arthur Black I could choose to whom I wanted to expose my tattoo and I did — often (see ‘stupid’ above). I was the only student in the entire school who had one and I think it garnered me some street cred among the hoods and layabouts who smoked out behind the portables, but that was about it, advantage-wise. Until the Tattoo Revolution hit. At some point in the ‘70’s or ‘80’s tattoos became fashionable. Suddenly they were everywhere. Bank tellers had them and so did teeny boppers lollygagging on their way to school. Professional basketball games became exercises in

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watching lofty, out-of-focus blueprints with arms and legs drift up and down the court. What’s more, the new tattoos were beautiful. They came in vibrant, striking colours and designs that boggled the mind. The best of them were unquestionably works of art. My tattoo looked like a Smartcar at a Ferrari convention. Gradually I came to dread public occasions like going to the beach or changing in a locker room — anything that involved taking off my shirt in front of strangers. Other guys — women too — would be adorned with flaming starbursts, sleek panthers or whimsical tiger lilies undulating up and down their torsos … And there I’d be, with my dinky little anchor rusting away on my arm. “Is that a birthmark?” someone asked me. Sheesh. Tattoos are now so commonplace they’re creeping out of shirt collars and below hem-

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lines. Ankle tattoos are very chic, as are permanent Celtic armbands. I shared an elevator with a young businessman who had what looked like a jungle vine crawling up his neck and around his ear. “The visible tattoo has emerged as a new status symbol,” says fashion writer Amanda Hess. “It’s a stamp for those rebellious (and privileged) enough to pull it off.” Aye, there’s the rub — a visible tattoo used to mean that you were either on shore leave or a Person of Interest to law enforcement authorities. Nowadays, a visible tattoo means you’re so good at what you do you don’t have to worry about other people’s approval of your appearance. What used to be an outlaw gesture of defiance to society has become a trendy statement of ‘with-it ness’. The story of my life: a fashion plate just slightly ahead of my time.

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LETTERS Prohibition just does not work This letter is in regards to your editorial in the last paper (THE NEWS, Sept. 23). When it comes to drugs, mandatory minimum prison sentences are proven failures. If harsh penalties deterred illicit drug use, Canada’s southern neighbor would be a drug-free America. That’s not the case. The U.S. drug war has done little other than give the land of the free the highest incarceration rate in the world. If the goal is to discourage unhealthy choices, there are costeffective alternatives to neverending drug war. Thanks to public education, legal tobacco use has declined considerably, without any need to criminalize smokers or further enrich drug cartels through tobacco prohibition.

Robert Sharpe Washington, D.C.

Foxes guarding the hen house I wonder how many people are, like me, weary of all the wailing and gnashing of teeth over what has become the core of our 21st century way of life, the global economy? The historic, secretive influence on world affairs exerted by big business and international finance has now come out into the open and shamelessly infects the policies and actions of all governments in their materialistic search for the latest mantra, economic growth. As a result of this singleminded concentration on “more things, now “all other considerations — social justice, ecology, future sustainability and so on, are swamped with rhetoric designed to confuse and mislead the masses while enhancing the lot of the favoured few. We can expect more and more economic crises as those in control continue to not only run the show but are given the job of correcting the problem when it arises (the fox

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am writing in reference to Eve Flynn’s statement in Friday’s paper (THE NEWS, Sept. 23) and wondering who the squeaky wheels are? Could they be the concerned parents and students who reacted to news of their school potentially closing? Or maybe those squeakers are the business community of Qualicum Beach who recognized a serious impact to their livelihoods if the only high school in town were to close. Could it be our senior citizens, who enjoy the youth and appreciate the interaction with them in our community? Is it the Town Council of Qualicum Beach who actually listened to its constituents and enacted a report (that was for the most part ignored by Ms. Flynn and the Board) and passed rezoning in order to protect public education in Qualicum Beach? Maybe the Squeaky Wheels are OCQE, an open community group that has worked tirelessly to host many information sessions and a public forum and then sent those community views to Minister Abbott? Perhaps the thousands of people in Oceanside who expressed dismay over the Matrix Report and the School Board’s acceptance of that report are also squeakers? Working under the parameters (set out by the prior Superintendent and accepted by the present school board) the community dialogue group is working hard to get everyone’s involvement in these important sessions. So please plan to attend and speak out … whether you are a squeaky wheel or not.

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and chicken coop game). I think that Economics 101 must have been dropped from the universities’ programs. As for the continuing problem of high unemployment I suggest that the solution can only be found by bringing back the many jobs that have been moved to countries on the other side of the Pacific Ocean. This current situation is only one of the many disasters on the horizon at present. Are we prepared to face facts and pull our heads out of the sand?

F.H. Horner Qualicum Beach

Things unlikely to get better soon There has been a lot of negative press lately regarding unleashed dogs at the beach. As a dog owner myself, I heartily agree that education and etiquette are very high on the list of responsible dog ownership. However, I absolutely do not agree with a total ban of off leash dogs on the beach. Yes, you may have the entire park and boardwalk as “on leash” zones and I believe that makes sense as these are high traffic areas for both pedestrians and vehicles in the park.

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Responsible owners would want to leash their pets there as a matter of safety for the dog — not to disregard all others! What I take issue with is the enforcement of dogs-off-lease on the big beach, especially at low tide! My friends and I like to take our dogs to the beach and let them run free. I own a young Labrador and she loves the water. I could walk all day with her on leash and it wouldn’t be enough exercise. When I take her to the beach I stay way over to the left and don’t let her off of her leash until I am well away from shore. She runs and runs and swims and swims and it is an absolute joy to see. People constantly smile and say how beautiful it is! For the most part we have pleasant encounters with other dog owners on the beach. They understand! Ironically, and almost funny, is the fact that most negative encounters happen when a small dog races up to and yips at my dog. This has even happened when my dog is on the leash! I get that big dogs can look scary — but remember the saying, don’t judge a book by its cover? Of course the other big argument against dogs in public places (leashed or otherwise) is the “doo doo” factor! Yes, by all means pick it up! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve filled my extra bag with someone else’s mess. It’s gross, but it’s the right thing to do. Regarding the off leash dog parks: they are wonderful. Both Parksville and Qualicum have lovely facilities and I frequently take my dog to both — especially appreciating the off-leash trails behind the QB conference centre. What great resources! However, they can’t match a really great free run and swim! One of the very pleasant and most positive things we appreciated, when my family moved here a few years ago, was that Parksville was understanding enough to allow dogs on the beach. What a refreshing and mature attitude! Who doesn’t love to take their dog with them when enjoying nature?

Lee Anne Hockin-Grant Parksville

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At least a dozen roses to Arlene at 440 Schley in QB for her caring and ingenuity and expertise in the rescue of our cat, Jeni, who decided to go AWOL. We are so appreciative and happy to have her back!

Norm and Judy Southern Qualicum Beach

To the two ladies (who call themselves “The Black Mambas”), who went through the Tim Horton’s drive through on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 10:15ish — you’ re “paying it forward” started a chain of five customers paying for the order behind them. We, the staff at Tim Hortons, get the pure pleasure of informing an unsuspecting guest that their order has been paid, as a random act of kindness.

Lillian Mayne Parksville

A big bouquet of lovely autumn mums to the kind gentleman who picked up my purse in Thrifty’s parking lot on the evening of Sept. 22 and turned it in. Everything was intact, and it’s proof that honesty and chivalry still exist.

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Clark Jobs plan bumps into reality Here’s my B.C. Card!

VICTORIA – Premier Christy Clark’s “B.C. Jobs Plan” took some hits as she was finishing her weeklong publicity tour to roll it out. The serious damage wasn’t from her political opponents on the left and right. The body blows came from Europe, the United States and China, where the storm clouds of a second recession continued to gather. As world leaders offered up a chorus of warning about debt and falling consumer demand, commodity markets for metals, coal and petroleum tumbled along with stocks. One of the few firm targets Clark offered was that eight new mines should be up and running in B.C. by 2015, with expansions or upgrades to nine more existing mines. That is the total arrived at after detailed meetings with the industry. But if China’s factories slow down

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By Tom Fletcher because fewer Americans and Europeans buy their goods, those projects can fade as quickly as the price of copper. Total provincial spending for the B.C. jobs plan comes out around $300 million. The big-ticket items were contributions to port and rail facilities at Prince Rupert and Tsawwassen. Another $24 million goes to staff up natural resource permit offices, which are backlogged after amalgamation of various ministry functions. NDP leader Adrian Dix leapt on that announcement, saying it proves that the B.C. Liberals starved the regional offices.

and Chetwynd in early September, looking for hundreds of truck drivers, heavy equipment operators, drillers, blasters, mechanics, surveyors and labourers for the Willow Creek coal mine in Tumbler Ridge. Another job fair was held in Fort St. James around the same time, looking for equipment operators for the Mount Milligan copper-gold mine. I had a chat a couple of weeks ago with a grader operator in Dawson Creek, working in the gas patch. Most of the pickups he sees on job sites have Alberta licence plates. So let’s say you’re an able-bodied unemployed guy sitting in Nanaimo, waiting for a job to come to you. If that’s how you think the economy works, it’s no surprise if your preferred political message is Dix’s 1960s socialist blather about the government forcibly sharing the wealth.

He’s right on that. For example, the resource ministry’s regional director for Skeena told the Bulkley-Nechako regional district board this spring that he has 30 per cent less staff than five years ago. Some of that is a result of ending duplication of forest, energy and other ministries, but by this spring there were 65 independent power projects waiting for approval in Skeena alone. Of course the NDP would fix that backlog by killing off the projects, and presumably break up the natural resources ministry again, to ramp up their beloved government jobs. The NDP also jumped on B.C. Liberal MLA John Les for going to high-unemployment Nanaimo and suggesting people should look north where jobs are going begging. Construction company Ledcor had job fairs in Prince George

And it’s no surprise that you’re unemployed. B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins trashed the Prince Rupert port announcement as a payoff to local aboriginal people for a potash facility. “The usual Liberal policy of giving natives a veto on new projects has got to end,” Cummins said, demonstrating once again that he understands nothing about the evolution of this issue in the past 20 years. In summary, Clark’s jobs plan is to continue Gordon Campbell’s Pacific gateway strategy. The opposition parties are reheating decades-old failed options they hope will smell better than a stale threeterm government. And B.C. is, as always, at the mercy of world events. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com.

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Sirloin Tip Oven Roast

Top Sirloin Grilling Steak Family Pack, 11.00 per kg

Family Pack, 7.69 per kg

3

49

4

99

PER

lb

Fresh Boneless Skinless

Fresh Canadian Family Pack, 8.13 per kg

lb

Fresh Pork Back Ribs

Simmering Chuck Short Chicken Thighs Family Pack, 11.00 per kg Ribs

Sirloin Tip Steak

PER

11.00 per kg

Family Pack, 7.69 per kg

3

3

69 PER

lb

Bonus Q-Points Maple Leaf

Corned Beef Brisket Each

10,000

For

Q

points

bonus

PER

lb

& Receive A

FREE

Asian Family

1 BUY

4

Thai Sweet Chili Sauce 280ml

4

99

99

49

PER

lb

Asian Family

Thai Spring Roll Sauce

Offer is in effect Monday Sept. 26th - Sunday Oct. 2nd

A

$2.50 Value

Deli Style Bacon

280ml

FREE!

Asian Family

Japanese Style Breading, 150gr

12x125gr

5

227ml

99

Snowcrest Raspberries In Light Syrup, 425gr

5000

10,000

Simply 2% or Vanilla Plus Multipak Yogurt

Panko

Water Chestnuts or Bamboo Shoots

7500

300gr

Sliced, Per Package

Island Farms

237-283gr

Tenderflake Patty Shells

Patak’s

Authentic Naan Bread

¢

3$ for

VH

Steamers 283-291gr

5

Island Farms

650gr

VH

Indian or Thai Market Cooking Sauce

2$

341-355ml

250gr

99

Simply 2% Yogurt

for

Kikkoman Soy or Teriyaki Sauce 296ml

3500 170gr

2000

2 $5 for

2

99 2 $ 5 for

5

Sun-Maid

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2

99

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Farkay Steam Fried or Chow Mein Noodles

lb

Bonus Q-Points

Lean Cuisine Spa Cuisine

5000

PER


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Fresh

Family Pack, 8.80 per kg

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Whole Frying Chicken

Fresh Pork Loin Chops

3

2

99 PER

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4 99 99 99 4 4 3 99

Grimm’s

Smokies

450gr

Mitchell’s

Harvest Meats

Schneiders

500gr

Regular or All Beef, 450gr

400gr

Wieners

Sliced Bacon

Classic Rings 375gr

Each

Each

Pork or Dinner Sausages Family Pack, 5.49 per kg

Each

Offer is in effect Monday Sept. 26th - Thursday Oct. 6th

Chunk or Flaked Light Tuna

99

¢

118-157ml

4x99gr

lb

Q

Italissima Sparkling Beverage

3$ for

Pacific Red, 213gr

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PER

5

Nestle

Carnation Hot Chocolate

5

4$ for

Del Monte

Fruit Bowls 4x107-112ml

5

Redenbacher’s

Microwave Popcorn 6’s 480-594gr

225-500gr

Aranciata or Pomegranate, 1lt

2000

Frankʼs Hot Sauce 148ml

3000 Old El Paso Chili Jalapeno Peppers Pickled, 250ml

3000 Echoclean Natural Fabric Softener Sheets 40ʼs

Kraft

99 3

points

Pudding or Kool Aid Snack Pack

Ice Cream Cup

Sockeye Salmon

890ml

2

49

bonus

Jell-O

Haagen Dazs or Nestle

In Water 170gr

Mayo

6

1 Prize per QF STore. See store for details

Gold Seal

for

lb

THANKSGIVING Fresh Turkey Voucher & a $100 QF Gift Card for all the trimmings!

Use your Q-Card when you purchase any item from the Unilever family of products and you are automatically entered to..

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Meat Pies

Each

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2$ for

5

99 3 for

5000 2X Ultra Ivory Snow Liquid Laundry Detergent 1.18lt

5000


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See instore for dozens of British specials direct from the UK! Kraft Cracker Barrel

9 907gr

Campbell’s

Chunky Soup

4

99

540ml

740-800gr

99

Christie

Campbell’s

Premium Plus Crackers

Chunky Chili 425gr

900gr

3$ for

Weight Watchers

5

3$ for

241-283gr

for

Saputo

5

320gr

4

Beans, Chick Peas or Lentils

Natural Dishwashing Liquid 650ml

for

for

4

4

for

All Purpose Flour

4

150-200gr

For

Golden Yellow, Best Brown or Demerara Sugar

Raisins 750gr

Green Works

Green Works

Cleaner

4

2

99

for

5 For

2$ for

for

5

Charmin

Liquid Laundry Detergent 1.33lt

709-828ml

2$

2$

5 5

99

Extra Strong Bathroom Tissue Plus 4 Bonus Rolls, 16’s

4

3$ for

99 2

3

Adams

Jam, Jelly or Marmalade

4

99

Hershey

200-350gr

1kg

4

99

2

99

SunRype

Funbites, Minibites or Squiggles

Golden Boy

2$ for

7

SunRype

SunRype

1.36lt

1.89lt

100% Juice

100% Pure Apple Juice

Assorted Sizes

Baking Pitted Dates

2$

1kg

2$ for

2 $5

5 2

99

Puffs

Facial Tissue Basic

5 4

99

Plus Applicable Fees

500ml

400gr

Chipits Baking Chips

99

Natural Peanut Butter

Walnuts

99

99

Selected, 1.75lt

99 3 Smucker’s

Parkay

Golden Boy

6x132’s

99

100% Juice

Maple & Brown Sugar, 774gr

1kg

Green Works

Bathroom, Toilet Bowl or Dilutable Cleaner

for

Rogers

Golden Boy

4

9 10kg

99

Kraft Dinner

for

1.35kg

Selected, 796ml

Tropicana

Instant Oatmeal Value Pack

1.28kg

Rogers

99

3$

Quaker

Oats

Tomatoes

9 454gr

99

Soft Margarine

Macaroni & Cheese

99

5

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Unico

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2$

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Go ‘Green, Works’ with all your cleaning supplies! Green Works

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Pasta

Granulated White Sugar

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141-215gr

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99

170-226gr

Melts Cheese Slices

Shredded Cheese

5

Organic Whole Bean Coffee

Family Size Cheerios

Potatoes

Gourmet or Express Smart Ones

255-311gr

2$

for

Weight Watchers

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Signature Smart Ones

3$

540ml

5 3

Weight Watchers

158-220gr

Kicking Horse

General Mills

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for

2$

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5

for

Plus Applicable Fees

4

QF is ‘Glad’ to bring you these extra special prices!

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90m

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Zipper or Lock Bags

Cling Wrap

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4

99

2

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2$ for

4

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Black Forest, Honey or Old Fashioned Ham

Instore Cooked

Roast Beef

Oktoberfest Potato, Red Potato with Dijon or Sweet Bean Salad

Regular or With Garlic

NEW!

99 2

49

¢

PER gr

100

Bonus Q-Points Homous Dip Crispy

Chicken Drumsticks

10,000

Q

points

bonus

Fluffo Shortening 454gr

2000

PER

100gr

Garlic Sausage Link

6

49 100

Monterey Jack

2

Becel Soft Margarine

3000

Pillsbury Cookies 428-468gr

3000

Canadian

Shredded Parmesan

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

Blue Cheese

PER gr

100

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

3000

Weather Permitting

5000 Carnation Skim Milk Powder 100gr

1000 Crown Corn Syrup 500ml

Thompson Seedless, 375gr

Club House Rice or Potato Flour 227gr

3000

149

Egg Roll

Each ....................................... Available at Select Stores

U 10 Size Colossal

East Coast Scallops

1

Frozen or Previously Frozen

29 PER gr

100

1 49 99 PER

100gr

Machine Peeled Shrimp

1

Frozen or Previously Frozen

Frozen or Previously Frozen

3

49 PER gr

100

Fresh

Imitation Crab Meat

Prepared Instore

89

¢ PER gr

100

Each

PER

100gr

Pink Salmon Stuffed with Seafood

1

29 PER

100gr

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3000

31

95

Black Tiger Prawns

Fresh Snapper Fillets

24ml

Golden Boy Raisins

Dinner for 3

16/20 Large Size

Airwick Freshmatic Refill

3500

Each

Serving Suggestions

Palmolive Dish Soap 591-850ml

199 299 299

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

99

Twin Pack, 2x227gr

7

Each

Damafro

Plain or Jalapeno

PER

100gr

49

99

PER gr

Single Cream Brie

1

29

Whole BBQ Chicken

2 Pack

Locally Vancouver Island Made!

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10 Pack, Each

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Bakery Fresh

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Multigrain Buns

Multigrain Bread

4

2$ for

Bakery Fresh

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Baguette

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Harvest Grain, French or 100% Whole Wheat

69

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for

Bakery Fresh

Mini Strudel

Original Cakerie

5 2

6 99 for

Chocolate or Vanilla Cake

2 $5

Chocolate Eclairs............................ for

9

99

1599 499

Triple Layer

Chocolate Hedgehog Cake.......

Coffee Cake...................... Dempster’s

Crustini or Sausage Buns

Thick Sliced or Seeded Bread 675gr

5

2$

2

99

for

Snack Better

Sahale Snacks Blend

12 Grain or Flax, 600gr

113-142gr

Manitoba Harvest

Hemp Bliss Organic Hemp Beverage 946ml

Olympic

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2 $6

2lt

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99

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PER gr

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for

Manitoba Harvest

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Hemp Pro 70

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Now available at all Quality Foods Stores!

3 $5 for

Quality Foods is proud to introduce over 100 new

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Organic Roasted Pistachios Salted, 200gr

99 4

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Dempsterʼs WholeGrains 12 Grain Bagels

5000 Silver Hills The Big 16 Bread 615gr

5000 McGavinʼs Winnipeg Rye Bread 500gr

3500 Organicville Organic Vinaigrette 236ml

3000 Spectrum Eggless Mayonnaise 473ml

5000 355ml

500gr

99 3

10,000

Marukan Rice Vinegar

Water Soluble, 454gr

Quality Fresh

¢

2 $5

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for

Each e

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6-8’s

WholeGrains Bread

1/4 Slab Squares

bonus

D’Italiano

Double Layer

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2$ for

2

6 49

D’Italiano

Cranberry Cocktail Mix

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3500 Kleenex Facial Tissue 68-90ʼs

2000 Whiskas Dry Cat Food

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1.5- 2kg

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WIN A THANKSGIVING FRESH TURKEY AND ALL THE TRIMMINGS SEE STORE FOR DETAILS

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87 1.92 per kg

¢

First of the Season

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Red Seedless Grapes 4.14 per kg

Per lb

Extra Large

88 per lb

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Fresh Cantaloupe 1.70 per kg

99

Washington Grown

Bartlett Pears 2.18 per kg

77

¢ per lb

2$

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Murcott Mandarins

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2.18 per kg

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Western Canada Wilderness Committee representative Annette Tanner shows a map of the E&N land grant lands at B.C. Rivers Day celebration. NEIL HORNER PHOTOS

B.C. Rivers Day celebrated Annual event used to make a call for action on Vancouver Island By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER Rivers Day in Qualicum Beach was more than a celebration of the importance of B.C. rivers this year. It was also a call to action to protect them. The Western Canada Wilderness Committee’s mid-Island chapter is celebrating the federal and provincial government’s recognition of International and National Forest Week by launching a petition to incrase the protected areas on East Vancouver Island at Sunday’s annual B.C. Rivers Day celebration at the Little Qualicum River. “The east coast of Vancouver Island is the front door to international and

local visitors traveling to see the world famous Cathedral Grove,” said Annette Tanner, the group’s spokesperson. “We are in incredible danger of losing one fifth of Vancouver Island to logging and development, as little protected areas exist here in the E&N lands, due to the federal government’s giving away of one fifth of the Island to build the railroad for Confederation in the late 1800s.” Tanner said the petition is calling on the federal nad provincial governments to immediately assist the East Vancouver Island municipal and regional governments in increasing the present two per cent protected areas on the E&N lands to

match the 13 per cent protected areas in the rest of the province. “Ecosystems such as the Coastal Douglas-fir forests along east Vancouver Island are already identified by government as being on the brink of extinction,” Tanner said. “Creating, protecting and restoring wildlife corridors

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NANOOSE — COMMUNITY PROFILE

Making Nanoose truly edible

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Barbara Ebell runs Nanoose Edibles with husband Lorne and a team of mainly student workers. By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER When Barbara Ebell looks on her Nanoose Bay farm, there’s an undeniable twinkle of pride in her eyes. That’s not surprising, considering she and her husband Lorne have built Nanoose Edibles from a scraggly patch of poor pasture land on Stewart Road into a verdant oasis. “When we bought the farm over 20 years ago it was a degraded pasture and there were no buildings, except a little cow barn,” she said. “That was about all, along with a pond that was just a slough. You could wade around in it and get leeches all over your feet. Now it’s 25 feet deep and we stock it with rainbow trout.” Like the pond, much of the rest of the property has undergone a transformation over the years, with greenhouses going up, houses, sheds and a produce store to sell the wide variety of products grown at the farm. The transformation of the 23-acre property didn’t happen by itself however. The Ebells bring in a new crop of workers every year to help them weed, plant and harvest everything from beans to squash. “It’s a real family farm,” she said.

“We also bring in workers, some from university and some from around the area. We are very careful about hiring. We take a lot of trouble in choosing and they are really, really good. They are very motivated and they are given a lot of responsibility.” Nanoose Edibles has been certified organic since 1997 and grows an assortment of year-round fruits and vegetables. Ebell said that while they began using whatever product was legal in the stores, they soon began to cut back as their knowledge base grew. “I read in a few oldtimers books that eventually nature will take care of itself and the predators will be there along with the damaging insects,” she said. “That’s what we have found. We do have some certified organic-approved pesticides, but we’ve probably had them for four, five or six years because we haven’t used them up.” The Ebells started their farming careers late in life, purchasing the property for their retirement. as it turned out however, the farm has kept them busy with new challenges and opportunities pretty much every day. “We bought this farm with our income just a few years before we retired,” Ebell said. “Our children had just left home and so, for a small time, we had some

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surplus money, so we bought the farm with it. Then, little by little, we made a bit of money here and there and we’ve added the greenhouses and the sales area and places to live.” Lorne had a farming background before he began farming Nanoose Edibles — growing up on the prairies in the 1930s, but Barbara did not. “Back then, if you didn’t plant your own food, you would starve,” she said, laughing. “He’s a good farmer.” Barbara had some experience, but not much. It was a steep learning curve, not only in the techniques of planting, weeding and harvesting, but also marketing. As it turns out however, she seems to have a knack for it, arranging contracts with restaurants on the west coast of Vancouver Island and instituting a boxa-week program. It’s a good life, she said, but when she says that her eyes cloud with worry. Although her son is interested in the farm, the Ebell’s are getting old and tired. “Lorne is 86 and I am 79,” she said. “We are looking for some farmers to come forward to purchase and run it as a co-operative,” she said. “People could actually have their own part of the farm and farm it.” news@pqbnews.com

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Test plot to test nematodes Organic plot not a bid to ban fertilizers By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER Staff at the Town of Qualicum Beach always keep a sharp eye on the local flower beds. They take great pride in them, after all. However, they’ll be keeping an extra close watch on the flower bed at Beach Road by the railway station over the next

growing season. That’s because the flower garden is going to be a test plot to see if the municipality’s gardens can be maintained in their award-winning form without the use of chemical fertilizers. The test plot will be administered by Cultivating Soil Solutions, who will tend to the bed using only natural soil amendments. Town staff will shadow the work and document everything that takes place. “We will see a

process where we don’t use the fertilizers we are using today,” said public works superintendent Al Cameron. “This is organic and we need to assess it, compared to the commerciallyavailable fertilizer we are using today.” While the town passed a resolution to allow the experiment to take place, not all its members were equally thrilled with the prospect. Coun. Jack Wilson, who has called the

plan the “happy nematodes” method, questioned the move, wondering out loud if it would follow the pattern of the municipality’s cosmetic pesticide bylaw. “Is there a plan to ban chemical fertilizers?” he asked. Not so, said the mayor. “There is no plan for a ban,” he said. “There is no other agenda. We just want to try it out.” news@pqbnews.com

This flower bed will be the site of an experiment in organic gardening in Qualicum Beach. NEIL HORNER PHOTO

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teens, offered their distributors a chance to donate 700 clothing items to the nonprofit charity of their choice. “Part of the contest entry was to describe your charity,” Hutchison said. “I told them that SOS was so entrenched within the local communities that just about everyone I know has either volunteered, donated, or used one of their services! I can’t think of a more worthy recipient of this prize.” And she won! But really, the teens of families needing the SOS Christmas program won. For info on SOS programs call 250248-2093 or visit www. sosd69.com. — Submitted

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Our beloved Lloyd, husband of 42 years to Vivian, father to Betty-Lou Faa (Allon) of Maple Ridge, BC, David Johnson (Lisa) of Vernon, BC, Debi Lyons (Robin) of Kamloops, BC and Laurie Proudfoot of Trail, BC, grandfather of 11 and great-grandfather of 11, all of whom adored him. He is also survived by his brothers Vern Johnson (Virginia) of Kelowna, BC and Gary Johnson (Marilyn) of Cassidy, BC. Lloyd was predeceased by his parents Casper and Lila Johnson. A big man with a love for any person or furry creature that needed help, he would pick a baby robin from the ground and carry it so gentlyâ&#x20AC;Ś. He was one of those people that would give his shirtâ&#x20AC;Ś. if only to help. Lloyd began his working career as a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers as a heavy equipment operator. It was his entrepreneur spirit and love of business that led him on a journey to own and operate Paving Companies, Hotels, Restaurant Franchises, and Night Clubs. He loved his work and it drove his passion to never quit. He was also successful in his journey of the heart with his adoring children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and Vivian, whose dedication kept it all ok. Lloyd loved the ocean, travelling to foreign countries, making smoked salmon in his great big smoker, Football, Hockey, Golf , Live Theatre, entertaining and having fun. A Memorial Service will be held at Yates Chapel, 1000 Allsbrook Rd Parksville, BC on Saturday, October 1, 2011 @ 2:00pm. Donations in Lloydâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory may be made to the North Island Wildlife Recovery Association, PO Box 364, Errington, BC V0R 1V0. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;You left us too soon and will be sadly missed alwaysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

Euclid Lodge #158 will be hosting a Daylight Lodge Meeting on Saturday, October 1 at the Euclid Lodge Hall 4470 Gertrude Street in Port Alberni (Yates Building). There will be a no-charge soup & sandwich luncheon at 11:30 am followed by an EA Degree commencing at 1:00 pm. All Masonic Brethren in good standing are invited to attend. For more information or to conďŹ rm your attendance please contact the secretary Art Berry at 250-738-0061

LEGALS NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: THE ESTATE OF ANNA HIRSCH Deceased, who died on JANUARY 29, 2011 formerly of PARKSVILLE,B.C. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of ANNA HIRSCH, are hereby notiďŹ ed under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that the particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executors, Patricia Anne Perkins and Donna Lee Ferguson, c/o SOLOWAY & COMPANY Barristers and Solicitors 145 E. Hirst Ave., PO Box 1867, Parksville, BC V9P 2H6 on or before October 21st., 2011 after which date, the Executors will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executors then have notice. SOLOWAY & COMPANY Barristers and Solicitors NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS THE ESTATE OF EDNA MARY ROBERTSON, DECEASED All persons having claims against the above estate are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executor, at 700 West Georgia Street, 18th Floor , P.O. Box 10083, Vancouver, British Columbia, V7Y 1B6, Canada on or before the 28th day of October, 2011, after which date the estateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assets will be distributed, having regard only to claims that have then been received. The Canada Trust Company, Executor CLARK WILSON LLP Solicitors

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We are looking for caregivers to provide a home environment for youth in need of withdrawal management and stabilization related to substance use. Situated in the Nanaimo, Ladysmith, or Parksville areas, caregivers will provide non-medical care and support to youth between the ages of 12 -19 years in a private, safe, alcohol and drug free home. A reliable vehicle, criminal record check, references, and participation in a care home study are required. If you are interested, have good people skills, a calm approach, and enjoy working with youth, please contact the Transitions Care Home Coordinator 250754-2773 ext 222 or visit www.narsf.org - employment tab.

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

reception@profabmanufacturing.net

fax (250-416-0232) or deliver resume to Profab Manufacturing Ltd. 3128 Hope Place, Chemainus BC. May consider 3rd year apprentice. TORRAC OILFIELD Services, Grande Prairie - Specializing in Drilling Fluid Recovery. Seeking motivated individuals for Trackhoe Operator, Grande Prairie & BC area. Applicants must possess: Valid drivers licence; 4-5 years operator experience (2000 hours); drilling fluid recovery equipment experience an asset; work unsupervised in a drilling rig environment; safety tickets (First Aid, H2S, WHMIS & TDG, Confined Space, Ground Disturbance); work 3 week in & 1 week out rotation. Competitive salary & benefit package available. Resume to Leroy, fax: 780-814-7506 or email: l.locke@torrac.ca. WELDERS WANTED. Journeyman 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20 km West of Lloydminster, is looking for 15 individuals that want long term employment and a secure paycheque. Journeyman wages $33-$37.50/hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualifications. Benefits, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, savings plan for retirement, profit sharing bonus, join a winning team. Call for appointment or send resume to: Joe Bowser 780846-2231 office; joe@autotanks.ca or Jamie Flicek 780-846-2241 fax; jamie@autotanks.ca.

PERSONAL SERVICES ART/MUSIC/DANCING ORGAN & KEYBOARD LESSONS: In your own home - on your own instrument! Call Keith Clarke, 250-743-9669

FINANCIAL SERVICES NEED CASH TODAY? ✓ Do you Own a Car? ✓ Borrow up to $20000.00 ✓ No Credit Checks! ✓ Cash same day, local office www.REALCARCASH.com 250-244-1560 1.877.304.7344

IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: it’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161. MoneyProvider.com. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

HOME CARE SUPPORT ANGELS HOME CARE CERTIFIED, INSURED MARCIA 250.594.7777 EARN $1200./monthly. Free accommodation w/privacy in a Qualicum condo w/private garden for assisting a senior gentleman with housekeeping, shopping. Has common AMD (eyesight decline). Plan winter holidays,passport needed; Cuba? USA? Curious? Call (250)752-3327.

LEGAL SERVICES CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com DIAL-A-LAW: access free information on BC law. 604-6874680; 1-800-565-5297; www.dialalaw.org (audio available). Lawyer Referral Service: need a lawyer? Learn more by calling 604-687-3221; 1-800-663-1919.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

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

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

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

CLEANING SERVICES

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

Carleen’s Clean & Green Housecleaning with an eye for detail. Home (250)594-8812 or Cell (250)240-4017. GRANDMA TRAINED cleaning service taking new clients. Efficient, friendly & fair. Call Heidi today 250-228-3637.

HAULING AND SALVAGE

THE ANSWER. Housecleaning, laundry, ironing, mending, shopping, errands, cooking & baking 250-248-4283

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

CONTRACTORS

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

J & S DESIGNS Yard and fence design, General yard maintenance, Painting, Reno’s, Finishing Work, House Washing by hand,Rubbish removal,and all aspects of snow removal including salting Seniors Discounts! Free Estimates! Call John and/or Sandy 250-586-3373 / 250-228-0147

TODD THE BUILDER. Renos, plumbing. Commercial offices; Custom homes. 250-752-1121

DRYWALL FOR ALL your drywall and painting needs, reno’s and repairs. Textured ceilings, spray paint. Call a pro, no job too small. Phil 250-954-1859. PACIFIC RIM DRYWALL 21 yrs

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

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

HOME REPAIRS By The Bay Home Repairs and Sheet Metal Eavestrough repairs and cleaning, custom copper and repairs, aluminum and siding repairs. Roof repairs. 25 yrs exp. Seniors discount - free est

Call 250-650-6253

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.

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

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

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PETS AND LIVESTOCK

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

EQUESTRIAN

FUEL/FIREWOOD

ACREAGE

APARTMENT/CONDO

MODULAR HOMES

TOWN OF QUALICUM, various horses for free lease. Just pay board fees of $350 p/mo. Have your own horse without risk or investment! Board includes use of facility with indoor & outdoor arenas plus round pen! 250-752-3458.

SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords, fast delivery. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com or 1877-902-WOOD.

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

AVAIL IMMED. Parksville 1bdrm patio home 50+ senior’s complex. $1050/mo incl. light housekeeping. Optional dining program avail. Long term tenancy preferred. 250-752-1583.

RENT OR Rent to Own RV’s in Coombs or Errington. Starting at $400. RV pads, $375 includes wi-fi & cable. (250)954-1355.

PET CARE SERVICES

WOOD PELLET fuel for sale. We deliver. 250-757-9232

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

PETS SHIH TZU female, home raised $650. Next litter due at Christmas. Deposits accepted. 250-204-4047

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE APPLIANCES

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

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

1040 BELLEVUE ROAD Parksville 250-248-8251

FREE ITEMS FREE DROP OFF: Oil, batteries, scrap metal. We pay $Cash$ for unwanted Cars & Trucks. Call anytime. Norm & Sons Towing, Salvage & Recycling. 250-757-8911 or 250954-7543 RCA COLOUR track TV, with remote. Call (250)248-8458.

FRIENDLY FRANK WINE MAKING equipment. Everything needed for making wine, incl. Filter & Corker. $60 takes all! Call 250-954-3738

FUEL/FIREWOOD MAN WITH Chainsaw for hire hydraulic wood splitter & truck. 250-752-8624 / 250-240-0505

FURNITURE BRAND New LUXURY Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set (in original Package) left over from LARGE hotel order. 800 coils. MSRP$1299.00 Liquidation Price $490.00. (11 available) Kings $790.00. Includes both boxspring/ mattress.. Delivery available. text or call 1 250 334 7527 to reserve a set.

HOUSEHOLD- SMALL Freezer, Garden Furn., Some Teak, Misc. Call: 250-927-0372

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

APARTMENT/CONDOS

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

QUALICUM BEACH, Apt. for sale in Hawthorne Place, 750 Memorial Ave. 1 bdrm, 24 hr on site management. Contact Val or Pete @ 250-248-8366

2- BDRM Apt, Hilliers area. N/S, small pet neg, laundry, deck. Avail Nov. 1st. Ref’s. $750 mo + utils, discount for long term. Call 250-752-3032.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

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 .

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

FOR SALE BY OWNER

ARROWSMITH GOLF Membership for sale $2000. obo. Call 250-228-7270 for details. BUILDING SALE... “Rock Bottom Prices” 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 47x100x18 $25,800. 60x140x 20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers Direct. 1800-668-5422. 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 brochure1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

LITTLE QUALICUM Beautiful ocean view prop., on .56 acre. 3 bdrm + sunroom mobile home w/fruit trees & out bldgs. $235,000. 250-752-2543.

MORTGAGES Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

RECREATIONAL PROPERTY

SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/ 400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

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.)

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED

RENTALS

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

APARTMENT/CONDO

RICCAR VACUUM, 2 years old, Call 250-954-1110.

SLATE ROCK needed to build a crevice garden at Eswyn’s Alpine & Rock Garden, Nanoose Place. Perhaps you have some leftovers? Any size, thickness or amounts would be appreciated. Please call 250-248-9568.

255 HIRST- 2 bdrms, $925. Ardent Properties www.ardentproperties.com (250)753-0881. 297 HIRST- 2 bdrms, 2 bath, $1295. Ardent Properties www.ardentproperties.com (250)753-0881.

•SERVICE DIRECTORY• Parksville/Qualicum Beach •SERVICE DIRECTORY• LANDSCAPING

Cam Coss CONTRACTING

LANDSCAPING

GRAVEL MART • Blue & Multi Driveway Chips • Construction Aggregates • Top Soil • Bark Mulch • Lawn Sand • Compost • River Rock

Bobcat, Excavator, Dumping Services & Gravel Deliveries up to 5 yds. General Contracting, Construction, Concrete. Driveways, Drainage, Irrigation. WCB INSURED

Landscaping ~ Fall Clean Up Tree & Hedge Trimming Power Washing ~ Yard Maintenance ~ Fence Installations ~ Painting Window Cleaning

Trucks for Hire • Pick-up or Delivery

FREE ESTIMATES

QUALITY WORKMANSHIP GUARANTEED

FREE SCRAP METAL DROP OFF INCL. APPLIANCES

Guaranteed Workmanship

Bob Todsen

Call 250-951-0504 Cell 250-951-1423

250-752-6194

CONTRACTORS

STORAGE

• ADDITIONS • SUN ROOMS • BATHROOMS • KITCHENS • COMMERCIAL • DECKS/PATIOS • WINDOWS/DOORS • CUSTOM MILLWORK FREE ESTIMATES

Construction - Remodeling Toll Free: 1-800-841-3766

250-752-8403

bobtodsen@gmail.com

Dogleg Road Self-Storage

FIRST MONTH

“FREE”

10ft x 10ft - $85.00 5ft x 10ft - $53.00 Includes HST

For Details phone

250-752-0175 www.doglegstorage.ca

LICENSED DISPOSAL SITE FOR Yard, Garden & Wood Waste

911 Church Rd., Parksville Tel: 250-248-3693 Cell: 250-616-3876

GET READY FOR YOUR OCTOBER SERVICE DIRECTORY Delivered to over 16,000 homes Call 250-248-4341 TODAY!

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

RENOVATIONS

L PRO L A RENOVATING & PAINTING INC.

“You name it ... we can do it.” Professional Home & Business Renovations & Improvements

•Renovations/Repairs •Painting •Tile & Flooring •Interior/Exterior •General Contracting •Window Installations

•Decks & Fences •Roofing •Colour Consulting •Hardiplank & Vinyl Siding

Free Estimates

Dave: 250-954-8650

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CONTRACTORS

TREE SERVICES

W.E.

•Top •Fall •Trim •Chip •Remove

WILSON ENTERPRISES THE TREE PEOPLE

TREE SERVICE Free Estimates. Insured.

752-6154

Serving our area since 1972.

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

The Affordable

Gardener IS A CERTIFIED ARBORIST • Pruning / Hedges • Tree Trimming • Property Maintenance • Lawn Renovations • Waterwise Landscaping • Irrigation Repairs • Yard Cleanups • Lawn Cutting • And More

Seniors Discounts

250-468-1544

PARKSVILLE: 2 bdrm, newly reno’d apt, Avail. immed. Heat, hot water included. $800/mo. Call (250)248-3350. PARKSVILLE – BRIGHT & spacious 2 bdrm. D/W, W/D option. Near schools, beach. downtown & on bus route. $825. Oct. 1st. 250-248-8592. PARKSVILLE CONDO2 bdrms, 1 bath, shared laundry, close to downtown. Avail Oct 1. $1000./mo inclds water & cable. Call 250-951-3989. PARKSVILLE CONDO2 bdrm, d/w, free lndry, 2 car spaces, $825. Avail immed or Oct. 1st. Call 250-927-0287. 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. RETIREMENT living condo on Parksville Beach: Awesome east facing view, 2 bdrms, 2 bath, newly renovated, in-suite laundry, level entry, detached garage, extra storage, quiet, adult oriented environment. Non smoking, no pets, references please. $1375.00 month. 250-248-3544.

APARTMENTS FURNISHED FURNISHED ONE and two bedroom units available. All utilities. Phone 250-248-6532. WATERFRONT CONDO, NANOOSE BAY: Fabulous ocean view, large 1 bdrm, top floor end unit, furnished, secure building & UG parking, recently updated, 4 appl, NS, $850 incl cable, avail Oct 1. (250) 469-7959.

COTTAGES PARKVILLE. 2-BDRM cottage on acreage, 504 Church Rd. $850. (250)228-3177. QUALICUM Beach: 1 & 2 bdrm fully furnished cabins / townhouses for rent $800$950/mo incl ALL util. @ Riverside Resort. 400 yrds to beach. No smoking. Pets OK. 1/2 mo. deposit required. 250752-9544; drop in to view daily at 3506 West Island Hwy. www.MyRiversideResort.com QUALICUM BEACH, Cute 1 bdrm cottage/suite. S/F, Walk to town, $550 p/mo + hydro. N/P, N/S, 250-752-2215 QUALICUM BEACH, Newly reno’d, 1 bdrm cottage close to town. $ 800 p/mo Avail. Oct. 1st. Call 250-248-1061

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES 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. RENOVATED 2 bdrm suite in Parksville. Close to town & beach. Avail. end of Sept. $850/mo. Call 250-954-7088

MOBILE HOMES & PADS 2 bedroom mobile for rent with large deck, located at 1400 Alberni hwy, available Oct 1st for $850.00 per month 250-927-2900

2 BDRM MOBILE on shared property in Hilliers for rent. $700/month. call250-954-8415 WHISKEY CREEK- completely renovated inside/out mobile, 2 bdrm wood stove on shared acreage, long term. No dogs. $800 Available now. Call (250)954-1355.

MODULAR HOMES ERRINGTON, MODULAR home, clean 2 bdrm, 2 bath, F/S, W/D, pets ok, $800 mo, Avail Oct. 1, 250-954-2283.

HOMES FOR RENT

1 BD Condo at the Beach Club, $950/mo 3 BD home in Parksville, $1350/mo Check it out at www.remax-anchor.ca Call Sharon Edgell for more information 752-2466 or 1-800-668-3622 2 Bdrm house, 6 appliances. Close to beach. $1000. References. Available Oct 15. 421 Allwood Road, Parksville. 248-6778, leave message.

DASHWOOD. 800sq.ft. + storage. 3-bdrm, 1 bath, covered deck, lrg lot, quiet area. Water & garbage incl. N/S. Pets upon approval. Ref’s req’d. Avail Oct. 1st. $950./mo. (250)951-2906. DEEP BAY (Kopina Estates), immaculate rancher, 2 bdrm + den, 1.5 bath, 5 appls, forced air furnace (elec), F/P insert, fenced yard, N/S, pet neg, single attached garage, $1200 + utils, Oct. 1, 250-757-9248. DOWNTOWN PARKSVILLE, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appl’s, close t beach and shopping, n/s, $1100 mo, avail. Oct. 1. Call 250-757-9696. FANNY Bay OCEANFRONT immaculate home. $1300 per month. Remodeled, hardwood and heated tile floors. 2 bdrm., 2 full baths, garage, 5 appliances. No pets, non smoking. References required. Available Sept. 15. Ph. (250) 7021620.

HILLIERS - 2 bdrm, country home, suitable for retired independent person. N/S, pets OK, $750/mo. 250-752-8505 NANOOSE: ROCKING horse area, reno’d, 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath rancher, $1565. Avail immed N/S, pets neg. (250)947-5629. NORTH QUALICUM- 2 bdrm, 2 storey on acreage, quiet Road, wood stove & electric. Available Oct 1. No dogs. $800. (250)757-9510. OCEANFRONT Beachcomber Nanoose- 2 bdrm, 3 bath, furn’d or unfurn’d, plus optional 1 bdrm cottage avail to same tenant, fabulous views, walk on beach, 5 appls, wood F/P, laminate flrs. Kayak, fish, golf. $1500 mo. Please call 250468-1608. ONE bedroom furnished garden suite for rent weekly or monthly in Qualicum Beach. 5 mins to the downtown and 2 mins to the beach. Includes utilities and appliances (f/s/w/d) No pets and No smoking. For viewing and rates call 250-752-8474 PARKSVILLE- 2 BDRM, sm garage, W/D, F/S, D/W, sm dog ok, no cat, N/S. Avail Now. $1050. 250-248-8338. PARKSVILLE: 2-BDRM loft home, large yard, 5 appl’s, long term lease option. New paint, great home. $1000 + utils. Call (250)248-6629. PARKSVILLE 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 baths, lrg family rm,2 f/p,close to downtown N/P, N/S, + util. 250-468-5451 PARKSVILLE: 3 bdrm, 2 bath, lrg garage, air exchanger, sprinkler system, close to town. $1150. (250)752-2182. 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 Beach Rancher - Lovely 2 bdrm+den, 2 baths, wood stove/insert, new blinds & back windows. 5 appl. single attach. garage, mtn. view. $1100+SD+Util. NS/NP Oct. 1 250-752-7087.

QUALICUM, 3 bdrm rancher w/attached garage, 1.5 bath, fenced yard. $1100/mo. Avail. Oct 1st. 250-738-0275 QUALICUM BAY- Cozy, 2 bdrm, 1500sq ft home. Hardwood & tile floors, nice garden, lrg deck, W/D, F/S. NS/NP. Avail now. $1000+ utils. 250757-9698, 250-240-6202. QUALICUM BEACH, Little Qualicum River Estates, 3 bdrms, 3 bath brand new house w/ loft, propane F/P, N/S, small pet ok, $1050 mo + utils, Oct. 1, 250-752-5505.


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RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

HOMES FOR RENT

SEASONAL ACCOMMODATION

AUTO FINANCING

QUALICUM BAY: Main floor of house. Gorgeous Ocean Views, 15 mins from Qualicum Beach village, fully furn’d, stainless appls, hrdwd flrs, open plan, 3 bdrms, 2 bath. Utils, cable, internet incl’d, avail Nov.1, $1300 mo. Call (250)757-8587.

PARKSVILLE, BC, furnished home (nice area), Nov-Apr (flexible), 2 bdrm, 2 bath, N/S, N/P, close to all amens, call 250-248-2920.

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QUALICUM BEACH- 2 bdrm, 2 bath patio home, attached garage. $1100+ utils. NS/NP. 55+ community. Avail Now. Refs req’d (250)339-7726. 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: Bright 2 bdrm rancher, vaulted ceilings, 1 blk off beach/trails, detached shop, priv backyard, refs, avail Oct. 1, $1150. 250-752-4778.

EMERALD ESTATES- (Parksville). 55+ independent living, 1 bdrm spacious, bright condo. Patio, new carpet. Homemaker & laundry included. Meals optional. NS/NP. $1075/mo + utils. Call 250-248-9249.

SHARED ACCOMMODATION PARKSVILLE, CLOSE to town. Semi basement furnished studio, shared bathroom & laundry, $550 incls utils. Call 250-468-2000.

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.

RIVERS EDGE Parksville 3 bdrm, 2 bath with bonus room and triple garage on 1 acre. No Pets, Avail immed. $1600/mo 250-738-0595

250-248-7100.

SANDPIPER ESTATES1200sq ft split level, 3 bdrms, 1.5 baths, patio, fenced yard, N/S, small pet under 30lbs ok. Avail now $1200+ utils, 1-604574-1631 or 1-604-307-1631. WHISKEY CREEK 2 bdrm quiet country home, private well, pond, shop, avail now, $1200 mo. 250-754-4403. WHISKEY CREEK- 3 bdrm, 1 bath, lrg yard. N/S, N/P. Damage deposit & refs. $1000./mo. Avail Nov. 1. 250-752-4556. WHISKEY CREEK. 4-Bdrm fenced yard, nice deck, on 1/2 acre, $1200 mo + utils, N/S, N/P, Oct. 1, 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.

SUITES, LOWER

WANT A Vehicle but stressed about your credit? Christmas in September, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. 1-888-593-6095. www.creditdrivers.ca

CARS 2006 DODGE Magnum RT, white. 32,000 km, warranty until Jan, 2013. $19,900, offers. 250-468-1410. TOP DOLLAR Paid! Want To Buy Junk Cars & Trucks for cash. 1-250-954-7843.

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL SCRAP BATTERIES Wanted! We BUY Scrap Batteries from Cars, Trucks etc. $4.00/ea. & up! Free pick-up Island Wide. Min. 10 (1)250.510.4340 Ask for Brad

TRUCKS & VANS

ERRINGTON- BRIGHT comfortable 1 bdrm, F/S, W/D, all utils incl, Non-smokers only! $725 mo. Avail Oct. 1. (250)248-7050 before 8pm.

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

NORTH QUALICUM- bsmt suite, semi-furnished. No pets. Private entrance. $600. (250)757-9510.

Your Community

QUALICUM BEACH furn 1bdrm, 2bath, priv ent, W/D, linens, wireless, cable, utils incl, NS/NP, avail mid Oct-May 31, 2012. $750, 250-752-0084

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SPORTS Generals grab first win on busy weekend Oceanside’s Save on Foods Generals take four of possible six games in Island play By JAMES CLARKE PQ NEWS SPORTS Oceanside’s Save On Foods Generals are feeling better about their game this week after bagging four of a possible six points in a busy, and most certainly bruising, VIJHL weekend. “Three games in three days?... I’m getting tired and I’m not even playing,” Generals’ head coach Jason Dubyna cracked with a grin as he blew past in the tunnel moments before the start of Sunday’s matinee game, a physical 6-3 win over the Campbell River Storm that lifted the local Jr. B team into second in the North division at 2-5 with an overtime loss. The Gen’s shook the monkey off their backs and earned their first win of the young campaign last Friday in game one of their three-game set — a hard-fought 7-6 final over the Braves in Saanich that took overtime to decide. Back in action Saturday evening for the front end of a weekend double header at Oceanside Place, the Generals showed plenty of grit but dropped a 6-3 final to the league’s first place (and still undefeated at 6-0), Victoria Cougars.

“We did show a lot of grit, even when we were behind we still played hard,” said Dubyna. “They just had more firepower that night, but overall I was happy with our effort.” The Generals bounced back with a big effort Sunday against the Storm, who dropped to 1-5. “Today I thought we were a lot better at protecting the puck and taking advantage of the turnovers, attacking their net,” said Dunyna, and agreed that the team was “definitely more committed to being physical.” For a team coming off backto-back games, it was the Generals that had the better jump on Sunday. “I was surprised at how much energy we had for the whole game today, which is good, it means the guys are in great shape,” said Dubyna. As for Friday and his first win as a head coach, “oh yeah, it was a relief to get it,” he chuckled easily, and agreed the fresh recruits brought in also changed the complexion of the team for the better. Homegrown D-man Nick Bell, who made his return to the team on Friday and was awarded the C, was one of three new faces in

Homegrown captain Nick Bell, above blowing by a Campbell River defender Sunday, was one of three new faces in the Generals’ lineup for their three-game VIJHL weekend. JAMES CLARKE PHOTO the lineup starting Friday. “He did real good,” Dubyna said of Bell’s contributions his first weekend back. “Nick stepped in and made an immedi-

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Oceanside’s new soccer team starts with win By JAMES CLARKE PQ NEWS SPORTS Oceanside unveiled its’ high

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Axel Cash scored the winner midway through the second half when he finished a three-way passing play that included a great feed from Connel Spencer, and Austin Phye finished it off with a tremendous leaping header on a cross from ‘Sugar’ Shane Gayton. Earning props from his coach was the outstanding play of Gr. 12 centre mid Connel Spencer. “He was dominant today,” said Gayton. “He was the engine out there (and) that was his fifth game in three days.” Spencer is one of six players on the local house team that opened their high school senior boys soccer season at a tournament in Campbell River last Friday/ Saturday. “They all play the KSS system so they’re very familiar with that, but a lot of these kids have never played together before,” Gayton said when asked about the

Oceanside’s standout centre-midfilder Connel Spencer, above, “was the engine” on Sunday despite playing his fifth game in three days. JAMES CLARKE PHOTO team’s strong play so early in the season who had possession

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Oceanside tied their league opener the week prior on the road against Nanaimo #4 with a disappointing 2-2 tie. “Same idea,” said Gayton, “we dominated the game, it was one we easily could have won, but we had two gaols go in against the flow.” NEXT UP Oceanside is in Nanaimo on Sunday.

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Whalers loss like a win against big school By JAMES CLARKE PQ NEWS SPORTS “We lost 34-33 on the last play of the game... it was a shootout,” varsity co-head coach Jeremy Conn said Sunday. Ballenas Secondary School’s varsity football team made the trip to Coquitlam Saturday where they battled the AAA powerhouse Centennial Centars to the wire. The Whalers, who trailed 20-13 at the half, drove the ball down field in the dying minutes of the fourth quarter and scored a touchdown. They could have tied the game with the convert, but chose to go for the two point convert and outright win, in which they came up empty. Either way, Conn confirms it felt very much like a win. The Centars for those following along at home are the No. 5 ranked AAA team in B.C. and come from the second largest school with a football program in the province. “Even though it was a loss it was like a win to us, for sure — the kids competed very well,” Conn said of the teams third of four exhibition games, adding “it was a shootout. We couldn’t stop their running game, and they couldn’t stop our passing game. “Our kids were a bit nervous going in because Centennial has some unbelievable athletes that are getting looks from univer-

sities in the States,” said Conn, “but they more than held their own. We could have won that game, so it was a real confidence builder. It was good for our guys to realize they can play with anyone.” Starting quarterback Liam O’Brien threw for 374 yards and three touchdown passes Saturday and also rushed for two TDs. “Liam was under pressure all day and was sacked several times while throwing two interceptions, but he was able to keep plugging away and made several great plays using his legs and his arms to help rally the team back,” said coach Conn. Leading the way on the receiving end was Dallas Towle with three catches for 133 yards. Dustin Rodriguez had six catches on the day for 107 yards and a TD, and he also ran for 54 yards on four carries. Sean Rae had five catches for 76 yards and two TDs, and Justin Holland had three grabs for 34 yards. Dennis Adams led the defence with four tackles and two sacks. GAME ON Both Ballenas teams are home Saturday for a double header against the AAA West Van Highlanders. The Jr.’s take to the field first for an exhibition game, with the seniors to follow in their final pre-season test.

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Gray (Tully) hooked up at 9:39 to make it 5-1 Oceanside. The Storm scored on the power play with 44 seconds left in the period to make it 5-2 Gens at the second ice clean. The Storm scored 5:56 into the third on the power play to cut it to 5-3, but Tully, the little engine that could and the games’ first star, closed it out with his second of the season. Taylor Gray earned third star honours. IN SAANICH on Friday, the Bravces opened the scoring 17 seconds in, Taylor Grabowski tied it up at 6:10 with a shorthanded marker and Saanich made it 2-1 at 9:07 which is how it stood after 20 minutes. Yamasaki (Briggs) scored 1:26 into the second to make it 2-2, Sannich went up 3-2 at 7:10; Grabowski (Briggs, Yamasaki) made it 3-3 at 12:03, and Saanich scored with 41 seconds left in the frame for a 4-3 lead after 40 minutes. The Braves went up 6-3 4:14 into the third, and the Generals rallied for three goals down the stretch. Dylan Haugen and Riel Gibson scored back to back shorthanded markers in the span of three minutes, and Tully (Luciano Somerville) tied it up at 6’s with 22 seconds left in regulation. Briggs salted the win 26 seconds into the four on four overtime when he banged home a Grabowski rebound from in close on the second shot of the period. Oceanside outshot Saanich 56-46 includ-

ing 27-10 in the third. The Gens were 0-for-4 on the PP the Braves 1-for-6. Gens’ starter Kolding Larson stopped 31 of 36 shots and was replaced at the start of the third with Tighearnan ‘Tigger’ Marsh. Larson bounced back Sunday with a solid 32 save performance. “Winning the game today will do a lot of his confidence he had a rough couple games this weekend but he made some big timely saves for us today (Sunday),” said Dubyna, “especially in the first period, and he fought hard on some strong second efforts to keep the puck from going over the line.” Standouts on Sunday included mighty-mite Tully, small in stature but a buzzsaw on the ice, who Dubyna says “has definitely brought his game up since the beginning of the season — he’s starting to get the puck more, forcing the play.” Also earring props for his play was Briggs, who’s like a locomotive when he gets going, and the Generals’ leading scorer. “He’s strong on his skates,” chuckled his coach, “he’s a thick kid and hard to push off pucks.” First year junior Joel Issigonis from North Van continues to play hard “and contribute with his offence and with his physical play.” Dubyna also pointed to the penalty killing pair of Haugen and Somerville who are not only killing

penalties, but have also scored a short handed marker each so far. The Generals for those following along at home have scored six short-handed goals so far this season in seven games including two in the one game. HE SCORES Briggs, 19, currently leads the Generals with nine points in seven games, good for two goals and seven assists. Oceanside has three players with six points — Yamasaki is the leading goal-getter with five and a helper in six games played; Grabowski has 4g, 2a, in three games, and Tully 2g, 4a in seven games. GAME ON The Generals have only one game this weekend in Comox on Saturday against the Kings in a 7:30 p.m. start. Their next home game is the following Saturday (Oct.8) against the two-time defending playoff champion and reigning Cyclone Taylor Cup champion Peninsula Panthers. “It’s good — we have like eight practices and one game in between, so we have lots of time to sort it out and get ready for them,” Dubyna said of the challenge. ICE CHIPS Portland centre Conner Allison, who was with the Generals all of last year, has been released by the Jr. A North Battleford Stars on the weekend and will be back in the linuep with the Generals soon.


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Junior Whalers win By James Clarke PQ NEWS SPORTS Parksville’s Jr. Varsity Whalers kickstarted their double-A season on home field last Thursday with a 56-0 thrashing of the NDSS Islanders. “We played very well, but they were short manned — they came to the park missing 10 guys to injury, but our guys played excellent,” BSS first year JV head coach Mike Di Giacomo said of the Island conference showdown. Thursday’s game marked one of their six regular season games. The Whalers scored five unanswered touchdowns in the opening half and rolled to the win, led on offence by tailback Thomas Franks who ran for four touchdowns. “I think we only threw three passes all day,” said Mike, who had props for Elijah Hertel who was platooned at left tackle and at fullback for the first time on offence, where he ran two in for TDs, and for Adam Droog “who was an emergency replacement at centre, and he did very well — he’s also a linebacker and was stellar on defence as well.” Quarterback Josh Bouchard was strong behind centre as usual and continues to be a force on defence as well. First year player, Gr. 10 lineman Rory Knapton, “played very well... actually a lot of guys played very well.” Defensive end Kaleb Magnasson had a strong game, and Gr. 9 fullback/linebacker Colton La Plante was flying around tackling people on defence “and making some nice rushes on offense.” THE JR WHALERS next league game is scheduled for Oct. 6 against the Mark Isfeld Ice, who have now folded, which means the

next time they take to the filled for conference play will be Oct. 12 at home against the John Barsby Bulldogs. “Get ready for Barsby,” coach Mike

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The JV Whalers’ defence pitched a shutout last Thursday as the blue and white beat the shortbenched NDSS Islanders 56-zip in their regular season home opener. JAMES CLARKE PHOTO

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No shortage of entertainment Weekend was a musical one as season ends By BRENDA GOUGH NEWS REPORTER Oceanside residents were treated to a musical cornucopia on the first weekend of fall as stages throughout the community were filled with sounds to please just about anyone’s musical taste. The Errington Farmers Market bandshell had several performers entertain the folks who came out for the last market of the year — and a pair of local sisters was a definite crowd favourite. It was an inaugural gig for 16-year-old Chloe Elston and 13-year-old Sydney Elston of Parksville, whose covers of current pop songs created some instant fans. “It was amazing” said Chloe, adding “We really felt their energy.” Sydney agreed and said they had fun at their first official gig on Saturday. The duo got the performing bug after hitting the stage at the coffee house at the Errington Hall last November. They have been regulars at that open stage event ever since, performing their

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Sisters Chloe and Sydney Elston took to the stage and wowed the crowd at the final Errington Farmers’ Market of the season. A regular fixture at the Errington Coffee House, the pair are looking to expand their horizons. BRENDA GOUGH PHOTO country pop covers. “We like to make pop into a more country feel by adding acoustic guitar. I think it does that,” admitted Chole. “When the coffee house started up it was the perfect place to showcase that. From the first time we really liked it so we went to most of them,” said Sydney. However, the pair have decided that maybe it’s time to expand their horizons beyond the War Memorial Hall. The two admit they would eventually like to write and perform their own songs,

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but for now they are happy doing covers and are anxious to be booked for another gig after the positive feedback they received from their market performance. Chloe has been playing guitar since she was eight years old and Sydney has benefited from singing lessons. The two said no one else in their family has musical talent and their inspiration has come from the enjoyment of listening to music. Also on the market stage for this final event of the season were Angie Harriet,

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Milner Gardens magic taken home in a bag Annual plant sale allows some of the area’s greener thumbs to enjoy Milner Gardens at home By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER Not everybody has a green thumb and even those who do have varying shades of skill and technique. For those who know enough to be able to grow a crop on bare pavement, as well as those of lesser degree of horticultural skill, the Milner Gardens and Woodland plant sale on the weekend had the raw materials and the advice to make home gardens bloom. That necessary knowledge base was significantly bolstered by the presence of master gardener Bev Ford, who was on

hand to answer a wide variety of gardening questions from the many gardening fans who turned out for Saturday’s big event. The sale is one of many fundraisers for Milner Gardens and Woodland, which is administered by Vancouver Island University. The event drew gardeners from far and wide, who are hearing about the top-quality plants on offer and the equally top-notch advice to help them make sure they thrive. Karen and Don Wilshere of Qualicum Beach are just two of the horticultural shoppers who have

made the annual plant sale a must-do on their yearly calendar. This year, they said, they purchased a cushion flower, a fire glow, a Russian sage and a dianthus. The next event at the popular facility on Highway 19A is the monthly Grill the Gardener event. Held on the first Thursday of every month from May until October, this event allows gardeners to spend some quality time with top horticulturalist Kim Hammond, who walks the grounds with Milnerites adn talks about what people should do in their gardens over the coming month. This will be the final Grill the Gardener event for the summer season.

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Don’t miss out on Har vest By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER Councillor Mary Brouilette is hoping for a big turnout when the Harvest of Music kicks off this week. Speaking at council, Brouilette said the event is unique to Qualicum Beach. “Probably nowhere but Qualicum Beach can you get such quality performances for such low prices,” she said. “The highest ticket price is $16, and these are worldrenowned people.” The Harrvest of Music, sponsored by The Old School House arts centre, starts on September 29 and runs to October 2. “We are very fortunate to have this in our town,” Brouilette said. news@pqbnews.com


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Horne Lake gears up for Halloween By AUREN RUVINSKY NEWS REPORTER Horne Lake Caves is offering some spooky weekends all through October in anticipation of Halloween. What they’re calling their “Halloweekends” will run Saturday and Sunday on each of the four weekends leading up to and including the actual Halloween holiday weekend.

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say organizers, a very special haunted cave. They invite “anyone with a video camera and a good sense of fun” to create their own five minute horror film. The best and scariest of these will win a Vancouver Island Adventure Getaway for two, including a stay at Tigh-Na Mara. All entries will be presented at the park’s new Cave Theatre for the public to vote on. The 90-minute

guided Ghost Story Cave Tours, $24 for adults, $20 for children, will offer a truly chilling experience, with visits to special places in the caves and even ghosts in the darkness. Anyone who brings a carved pumpkin gets free admission to most Halloweekend events. Call Horne Lake Caves at 250-248-7829 for more information. writer@pqbnews.com

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Heritage quilt marks 100th French Creek Community School set to pass the century mark with special quilt project By AUREN RUVINSKY NEWS REPORTER Gearing up for their 100th anniversary celebration next spring, friends of French Creek Community School are putting together a special heritage quilt. While the school and community prepare to host the big weekend celebration May 18-21, 2012, a group is calling on students, parents and staff, past and present to contribute one of 100 quilt squares that will be sewn together

into a memory quilt. Co-organizer Diane Duncan said they are already receiving some completed squares and added there will be three work sessions, slated for November 15 to 17, to help those who need a helping hand in order to finish their squares. When the pieces are returned by January, along with a few sentences describing the memories, a quilting team will put them together and compile a booklet for all participants. Drop by the school to pick up the required square and instructions for $5 from the secretary, Rose Ellen Graham or call her at 250-2489921 for more information. writer@pqbnews.com

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Although market season is winding down, you wouldn’t know it from the continuing crowd of shoppers who call in at the Qualicum Beach Farmers’ Market, which runs on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Veterans Way. NEIL HORNER PHOTO

QB market going strong There are still a couple of outdoor markets before the whole operation moves indoors By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER The farmer’s market in Errington may have bid adieu for the season, but the market in Qualicum Beach is still going strong. The market, locat-

ed on Veterans’ Way in Qualicum Beach, continues in its current outdoors form until the Thanksgiving weekend, Oct. 10. After that, said market manager Ruth Stratham, it carries on, albeit in new digs. The winter market

kicks off on Saturday, Oct. 15 in the community hall, right next door to its current location. Because of scheduling considerations, she said, the market will relocate once again, this time to the civic centre for a three-day market, from November 25 to 27. Once that major undertaking is over

and done with, the market will once again move into the community hall, until the final market, slated to be held on Dec. 10. Those who look forward to the weekly Saturday market won’t have to wait long, as the first of the indoor spring markets starts on March 3. news@pqbnews.com

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Nanaimo musician Roddy Davis was on hand outside the Qualicum Beach liquor store this week, playing selections from his CD, Faith. Davis, who said he was once friends with country music legend John Denver, makes sure he has copies of his album for sale wherever he finds himself performing.

Shave team Kim Burden, Bill McKinney and Joan LeMoine will be shaving their heads in the Parksville Thrifty’s parking lot this Thursday, Sept. 29 to raise money for the Cops for Cancer, Tour de Rock ride. The local supporters of the Vancouver Island wide fundraising event committed to their own small sacrifice if they raised over $1,000. More than a week ahead of time LeMoine was approaching $2,000 and didn’t show any signs of slowing down. LeMoine laughed off questions about the choice, “It’s just hair, it’ll grow back.” She said when the idea came up she said thought, “I’m just a little old lady, but maybe I can help some kids.” The shaving will take place at Thrifty Foods in Parksville this Thursday at 3 p.m. Donations are still being accepted through the participants, the Canadian Cancer Society or www. tourderock.ca.

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It’s been 75 years of aiding Island readers By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER As part of its 75th anniversary celebrations, the Parksville and Qualicum Beach branches of the Vancouver Island Regional Library will be hosting a customer appreciation day this week. The event, slated to be held on two separate days at the two facilities, will kick off on September 28 and 29. “We wish to invite our customers to come and share

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BUSINESS The Qualicum Beach chamber is there for you

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ommunity: (noun) a group of people living in the same area and/or with shared interests. Oceanside is a community of communities. We have our municipalities and surrounding regional areas, each with their distinct identity. We also are fortunate to have many residents participate in numerous organizations with particular interests and with the common goal of improving some aspect of our community. There are many linkages between organizations as, is often the case, a person will volunteer for multiple organizations. We need each other. Qualicum Beach needs to have Parksville nearby just as both municipalities

Voice of Business By Rusty Joerin need to have each other and the surrounding more rural areas. We interact every day. We work, shop, learn, worship and recreate around our region. We participate in organizations of common interest that transcend geographical boundaries. The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce is but one of many organizations each doing things that make life better for all who live here.

Chamber members proudly or quietly contribute time, money and effort to other organizations and community events that enhance the quality of our lives and to similarly help others. Qualicum Beach chamber members support scholarships awarded to students graduating from KSS. The chamber also partners with the Rotary to stage the annual gala each November, an event that raises funds which are disbursed via grants to many community organizations. While serving as a director on the board of the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce, I have learned of the many other things that the chamber does to serve its members and our community. Of all the things

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the chamber does, I consider its advocacy for the economic sustainability of our community to be most important to our members and by extension our community. Doing things that enhance the economic sustainability of our community is the core of the chamber’s strategic plan. We are so fortunate to have so many communities of interest supporting the environmental and social sustainability of our community. These are two of the three legs that support the quality of life tripod. Economic sustainability is the third, and the one the chamber is working to strengthen.

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Fund your charity, rather than the tax man Where it “ W hat happens to your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) or Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF) when you pass away? When you have a surviving spouse named as beneficiary these registered assets are transferred to him/her without tax liability. Where there is no surviving spouse, up to half of your registered assets could go to income tax. By making a

charitable gift of your RRSP or RRIF, the full amount goes to the cause and your estate receives tax credits. There are two ways to gift your registered plan: through your Will or by naming the charity as beneficiary. Bequest by your Will Name your estate as the beneficiary on your RRSP or RRIF and make a bequest to the charity in your Will. The biggest advantage of this method is

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By making a charitable gift of your RRSP or RRIF, the full amount goes to the cause and your estate receives the tax credits.

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Direct designation Name your favourite charity as beneficiary on your RRSP or RRIF. Advantages of this method are that the assets bypass your estate and are paid directly to your named charities, avoiding probate. Using this method, charities have no involvement in your estate and receive their gift in a timely fashion. With the recent government rule

changes the tax credit is now available for gifts of RRSP and RRIF proceeds to charities that are made under a direct designation under an RRSP or RRIF. As a result, the credit in these circumstances will be available in the year of death or in the preceding year. A good general rule is to leave non-taxable assets to your family members and leave your taxable assets to charities. Remember to always consult your

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If municipalities have to shell out for their carbon footprint, the money should stay in the area and be used to help those same municipalities make that footprint shrink. That was the message Qualicum Beach Mayor Teunis Westbroek put forward at Wednesday’s special council meeting, noting that sending carbon money elsewhere provides no incentive to change, while requiring the town to pay and having that money available to retrofit and improve the town’s emission standards provides both carrot and stick. “We as a town have agreed to go with this charter for clean air and carbon footprint,” he said. “It was always thought it wasn’t right that we send money to offset our carbon footprint overseas in some kind of account to basically buy pollution rights in other countries.” Westbroek said he made an issue out of it at the Regional District of Nanaimo and they have begun looking into what kind of fund would keep the money in the area. “It’s called the carbon corporate climate change fund,” he said. “It’s a reserve fund where you would put your tonnage of carbon you emit, at $25 per ton, and when you want to improve a building to make them more energy efficient, it would come out of that fund. To me, that makes sense.” Westbroek instructed town staff to look into whether the fund should be set up locally or in conjunction with the regional district. “We should examine whether we should be part of it, or have a stand alone fund ourselves,” he said. Other issues he expects to be front and centre at the UBCM, he said, include the pricing system with BCFerries and the concern about the installation of BC Hydro smart meters. As well, he said, the need for a health care facility will be at the top of the agenda, as will be the need to keep Kwalikum Secondary School open into the future. Westbroek will be joined at the UBCM by councillors Jack Wilson and Barry Avis, as well as chief administrative officer Mark Brown. “We will meet with several MLAs and ministers to bring our concerns forward,” Westbroek said. The UBCM runs this week and will include municipal officials from around the province.

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We would like to bolster it to the same degree as our social and environmental support systems. The chamber is working hard and with others to improve our local and regional economy. Our goal is to attract job creating investment that supports and enhances our social and environmental assets that we are so proud of. If you do business, any business in this area and are not a chamber member, I encourage you to join and participate in the Chamber’s activities. The investment is small, the reward — huge.

Rusty Joerin is a director of the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce. He provides independent supply management services and is a photographer.


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The PARKSVILLE, QUALICUM BEACH & DISTRICT

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Please support our Local SPCA Shelter The Animals Depend on YOU!

Just old time kidding around The grounds were packed when the Qualicum Beach Museum held their annual Children’s Day event Saturday. Graham Beard (top) shows how to do fossil rubbings, (below) Art Skipsey talks shake-cutting with a couple of dads. Bottom: children learn how to make toy boats and youngsters (left) get a taste of what daily life used to be like for women on washing day. BRENDA GOUGH PHOTOS

WOOD CHIPPING PROGRAM The City’s Wood Chipping Program will take place this fall from October 12 to October 28, 2011, between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. A schedule for pickup is printed below. Only the following items are to be placed on the boulevard before 8:00 am, prior to the first date the chipper truck will be in your neighbourhood: • Branches with a maximum diameter of 6 inches (15 cm), stacked with the larger end of the branch or trunk facing the roadway; • Woody shrub material, piled for ease of access by the chipping crew. Rocks, stumps and construction waste may cause injury to the chipper operators and must NOT be included in the piles. Please note that due to safety issues, materials such as pampas grass and clematis and wisteria vines cannot be chipped. These, along with other compostable vegetation, garden debris, leaves, and grass clippings may be taken to the Church Road Transfer Station. Piles containing the aforementioned items will not be removed by the chipping crew. Piles must be limited to a size of 5 feet wide by 3 feet high, and only one pile per residence will be removed by the chipping crew. Please do not combine piles from multiple households as it is more difficult and time consuming for the chipping crew to take apart large piles for chipping than it is for them to handle smaller piles. When placing your chipping pile, please be sure not to obstruct your property’s City water connection box in the event access is required for maintenance. Wednesday, October 12 through Friday, October 14

north of Highway 19A (ocean side of highway), including the north side of the highway, between Dogwood Street and Wright Road

Monday, October 17 through Wednesday, October 19 Thursday, October 20 through Friday, October 21

south of Highway 19A, including the south side of the highway, between Moilliet Street and Church Road, including both sides of Moilliet Street east of Moilliet Street to Corfield Street, north and south of Highway 19A, including both sides of Corfield Street

Monday, October 24 through east of Corfield Street, north and south of Highway 19A, including the Wednesday, October 26 resort area, to the eastern boundary of the City If you have any questions about the Wood Chipping Program, please call the Engineering & Operations Department at 250-248-5412.


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TM The Hyundai names, logos, product names, feature names, images and slogans are trademarks owned by Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. †Finance offers available O.A.C. from Hyundai Financial Services based on a new 2012 Sonata GL 6-Speed/2012 Genesis Coupe 2.0T 6-Speed/2012 Accent L 5Dr 6-Speed/2012 Elantra L 6-Speed/2012 Santa Fe 2.4L GL Auto with an annual finance rate of 0%/0%/2.90%/2.90%/0% for 60/60/72/60/60 months. Bi-weekly payment is $187/$204/$106/$144/$218. No down payment is required. Cost of Borrowing is $0/$0/$1,442/$1,309/$0. Finance offers include Delivery and Destination of $1,565/$1,565/$1,495/$1,495/$1,760. Registration, insurance, PPSA, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. Financing example: 2012 Genesis Coupe 2.0T 6-Speed for $26,464 at 0% per annum equals $203.57 bi-weekly for 60 months for a total obligation of $26,464. Cash price is $26,464. Example price includes Delivery and Destination of $1,565. Registration, insurance, license fees, PPSA and all applicable taxes are excluded. ΩFuel economy comparison based on combined fuel consumption rating for the 2012 Accent 5Dr 6-Speed Manual (4.9L/100km), manufacturer’s testing and 2011 AIAMC combined fuel consumption ratings for the sub-compact vehicle class. ‡AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Award for Best Compact Car awarded to the 2011 Elantra Sedan. ʈFuel consumption for 2012 Sonata GL 6-Speed (HWY 5.7L/100KM; City 8.7L/100KM)/2012 Genesis Coupe 2.0T 6-Speed (HWY 6.6L/100KM; City 10.0L/100KM)/ 2012 Accent L 5Dr 6-Speed (HWY 4.9L/100KM; City 6.7L/100KM)/2012 Elantra L 6-speed manual (HWY 4.9L/100KM; City 6.8L/100KM)/2012 Santa Fe 2.4L 6-Speed Automatic FWD (City 10.4L/100KM, HWY 7.2L/100KM) are based on Manufacturer’s testing. Actual fuel efficiency may vary based on driving conditions and the addition of certain vehicle accessories. Fuel economy figures are used for comparison purposes only. †ʕOffers available for a limited time and subject to change or cancellation without notice. See dealer for complete details. Dealer may sell for less. Inventory is limited, dealer order may be required. πBased on the July 2011 AIAMC report. ʆGovernment 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov). ∆See your dealer for eligible vehicles and full details of the Graduate Rebate Program. ††Hyundai’s Comprehensive Limited Warranty coverage covers most vehicle components against defects in workmanship under normal use and maintenance conditions.

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