PARKSVILLE QUALICUM BEACH
Tour de Rock A3
TheNews News Serving District 69 Since 1982
Market wrapup B1
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
LOOK OUT CROWS!
NEIL HORNER PHOTO
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.
NEWS PAGE A3
No copper bopper
Wansink to seek top spot
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.
It’s a food ﬁght Recent calls to close down all of Canada’s food banks doesn’t sit well with the Salvation Army’s Major Rolf Guenther, who says such a move would result in more people — children and adults both, going to bed hungry at night. His assertion seems to be backed up by the recipients of food bank largesse, who recently ﬁlled out a survey and said what they think of the service — and its continuing need, both in Oceanside and elsewhere.
Last week to Stop by the Store & y Draws! Enter our 30th Anniversary A trip for 2 to Middle Beach Lodge, Toﬁno BC
Jim’s Gym Passes
iPad’s Ends Sept.30
Gift Certiﬁcates & Everything in our front window display!
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK WEEKDAYS UNTIL 9PM • WEEKENDS UNTIL 6PM Locally Owned, Proudly Canadian!
281 E. ISLAND HWY. PARKSVILLE, BC 250-951-0243
A2 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011
DODGE JOURNEY EXPRESS
IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK
JEEP WRANGLER 4X4 SAVE
NOW $ ONLY
Quad Cab 4x4, SXT
Crew Cab 4x4, SLT
NOW $ ONLY
* Prices net of factory incentives. payments based on taxes down. ﬁnancing available 1.99% to 5.99% depending on term.
N/C CUMMINS DIESEL
NOW $ ONLY
NOW $ ONLY
NOW $ ONLY
GRAND CARAVAN SXT
JEEP PATRIOT T 4X4 SAVE WAS
NOW $ ONLY
ISLAND HIGHWAY AT SHELLY ROAD
Visit us online @ www.parksvillechrysler.com Dealer may charge administrative or other fees depending on the services provided to the customers
THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011 •
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
Classifieds .... A30 Contacts .... A6 Letters .... A11
Opinion .... A10 Sports .... A35 Weather .... A6
They’re just down the road Tour de Rock riders set to make a splash in Oceanside
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-
NEW JOB FOR MLA
Arts & Entertainment .... B1 Basic Black .... A10 Business .... B9
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
up the team which, is complimented by three media riders from A News, BLACK
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
TOUR ON A8
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
NEIL HORNER PHOTO
Inside THE NEWS
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
RACE ON A4
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.”
Being wealthy is different; you should demand a different level of service. Experience the difference at Knight Advisory Group. Be part of an exclusive number of families that have joined the Knight 100. Call us at 250-738-2022. TD Waterhouse Private Investment Advice is a division of TD Waterhouse Canada Inc. (Member CIPF), a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank. TD Waterhouse is a trade-mark of The Toronto-Dominion Bank, used under license. Trade name consists of Gregor Knight, Investment Advisor. Trade name is part of TD Waterhouse Private Investment Advice.
Knight Advisory Group 222 2nd Avenue West, Suite 103 Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 0A4 T: 250 738 2022
A4 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011
FUTURE SHOP - CORRECTION NOTICE Please note that the Bosch TASSIMO T45 Single Serve Coffee Maker (WebID: 10132901) advertised on page 25 of the September 23 flyer is a FINAL CLEARANCE product, with a minimum quantity of 2 units per store in Quebec. Stores may have limited quantities of this product at the beginning of the flyer week; additional stock is expected to arrive starting Monday, September 26. Please see a Product Expert in-store for details. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our valued customers.
CONTINUED FROM A3
Mike Wansink says he wants the mayor’s chair He plans to do this, he said, through
Get Rid of Rosacea! Clear the redness from your face with quick and easy pulsed light treatments! Pulsed light restores healthy skin tone by wiping out:
collaboration with various community groups, regional and provincial governments, non-profit organizations, academic institutions, the business commu-
nity and members of the community on the whole. In this way, he suggested, Qualicum Beach can achieve sustainability. “We can achieve more together than
00 5 Off Any Spa treatment
Rosacea Spider Veins Broken Capillaries SAFE U MEDICALLY SUPERVISED AND EFFECTIVE
(Offer not valid with other discounts/offers)
Registered Massage Therapy, Organic Facials, Waxing, Tinting, Yoga Classes & More!
#6-183 W Island Hwy, Parksville
Unit #3 - 219 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach
in front of the Beach Club
STOREWIDE SALE on
Enter to win A $100 GAS CARD! Name: ________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________ Phone: _______________________________________________ Email: ________________________________________________
*Selling price will be reduced the equivalent to include tax
“Quality y Furniture At Affordable Prices”
UNCLE SAM’S FURNITURE LTD.
MIKE WANSINK ... tough times require a different approach in Qualicum Beach a new perspective on the leadership of the town’s future. He pledged to continue to use the recently-passed official community plan as a guide to the improvements he sees as needed. firstname.lastname@example.org
*Sofa Sets •Bedroom Suites *Dining Sets *Mattresses Mattresses *Coffee/End Tables *Electric Fireplaces
! s u ST l P H ! e O n N o Z
apart,” he said. “I would like to see some new vitality in the town.” Wansink has little time, he added, for what he sees as divisive and parochial positions that he sees as having been impediments to co-operation between various elements within the community. Although Wansink conceded it will be a challenge to unseat the incumbent mayor, he believes many in the electorate will welcome some positive change. “Change need not be threatening to the town, but can make it even better,” he said. “It is healthy to have
NOPlu s! Zo HS ne T ! *
Walking is a big activity in Qualicum Beach and Jack Wilson, as head of the recreation and parks commission, knows that pretty well. He also knows that, with an aged demographic, those walkers appreciate a good spot to sit down and enjoy the view here and there along the route. Thanks to Wilson, they’ll have one more opportunity to enjoy the vista after council passed a recommendation from the commission to install a bench at the corner of Poplar Avenue and Alder Street. “It’s an ideal location for a bench,” Wilson said. “The question the commission had was who will pay for it. I go along with the commission recommendation that the town pays for it. It’s a fabulous place for a bench to sit and admire the view.” The motion passed. — by Neil Horner
8FIBWFPlenty PG Deals UPCF Thankful GPS!
Complimentary Design Consultation! See Us For Details 6421 APPLECROSS RD., NANAIMO (Behind Ricky’s Grill)
Proud supporter of the Tour de Rock Cops For Cancer.
STORES s FLYERS s DEALS COUPONS s BROCHURES s CATALOGUES CONTESTS s PRODUCTS
Save time, save money.
Visit our other Black Press sites
THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011 •
Caught knapping Nanoose Bay resident carries on a traditional skill that goes back hundreds of thousands of years
NEIL HORNER PHOTO
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
By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER
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.”
L^i]6XXZhhid'.nZVghd[idegVc`ZYgZhZVgX] # LZXVc]ZaeWj^aYVc^ckZhibZcihigViZ\ni]ViÉhg^\]i[dgndj#
Anderson Wea l t h A d v i s o r y G r o u p
7BDCZhW^ii7jgchq&"''%LZhi>haVcY=^\]lVn!EVg`hk^aaZ!78K.E'E( IZa/'*%#')-#')-.q;Vm/'*%#')-#'(-. Idaa";gZZ/&#-%%#((%#&+))qlll#`Z^i]VcYZghdc#XV
Æ7BDB"WVggdjcYZahnbWdaÇ^hVgZ\^hiZgZYigVYZ"bVg`d[7Vc`d[BdcigZVa!jhZYjcYZga^XZcXZ#ÆCZhW^ii7jgchÇ^hVgZ\^hiZgZYigVYZ"bVg`d[7BDCZhW^ii7jgch8dgedgVi^dcA^b^iZY!jhZYjcYZga^XZcXZ#7BDCZhW^ii7jgch>cX#VcY7BDCZhW^ii7jgchAiZVgZ ^cY^gZXihjWh^Y^Vg^Zhd[7Vc`d[BdcigZVa#>[ndjVgZVagZVYnVXa^Zcid[7BDCZhW^ii7jgch!eaZVhZXdciVXindjg>ckZhibZci6Yk^hdg[dgbdgZ^c[dgbVi^dc#IB$IgVYZ"bVg`h$gZ\^hiZgZYigVYZ"bVg`hd[7Vc`d[BdcigZVa!jhZYjcYZga^XZchZ#7gZcYVcLddY>ciZgcV" i^dcVaHjgkZn#>chi^iji^dcVa:fj^inGZhZVgX]!HVaZhVcYIgVY^c\EZg[dgbVcXZ^c8VcVYV!'%%.GZedgi#
Member-Canadian Investor Protection Fund
A6 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011
DEMXX SALES YARD
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Lots of
NEW METAL ROOFING
IN STOCK! We can order your choice of 20 colours!
GLULAM BEAMS AVAILABLE Various Sizes THOUSANDS OF NEW & RECLAIMED WINDOWS & DOORS
NEW and Used ed Building Material 1688 Alberni erni Hwy., Coombs Tel. 250-954-0296 96 www.demxx.com MON-SAT 8AM-5PM, SUN 9AM-5PM
Oceanside’s Weather Corner TUESDAY
High 15° Low 12°
High 14° Low 9°
Variable Cloudiness High 13° Low 12°
Cloudy with Showers High 13° Low 12°
Sponsored db by:
512 Island Hwy., Parksville
Mike Harris Dealer Principal
GRIEF SUPPORT WALKING GROUP
In a safe, comfortable and non-judgmental setting, walk and talk along side others who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The group, accompanied by a Hospice volunteer meets rain or shine at Oceanside Hospice in Qualicum Beach every Thursday at 10:00am. If you are interested in joining this group, please call the ofﬁce to schedule an appointment with the Program Coordinator at 250-752-6227 Soloway & Co. is proud to support Building Learning Together
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
Donald seeks RDN seat Announces bid to run for Area F directorship
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
RDN ON A7
SCOTT FRASER MLA
RON CANTELON MLA
JAMES LUNNEY MP
Parksville: 250-951-6018 e-mail: email@example.com
1-866-390-7550 e-mail: nanaimo@ jameslunneymp. ca
1-866-8704190. e-mail: scott.fraser.mla@ leg.bc.ca
TEUNIS WESTBROEK Mayor Town of Qualicum Beach
CHRIS BURGER Acting Mayor
JOE STANHOPE Chairman
City of Parksville
Regional District of Nanaimo
Town office: 250752-6921. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
City Hall office: 250-954-4661 e-mail: chrisburger@ parksville.ca
250-390-4111 e-mail: corpsrv@ rdn.bc.ca
Who we are: THE PARKSVILLE QUALICUM BEACH NEWS (THE NEWS) is published every Tuesday and Friday by Black Press. THE NEWS is distributed to more than 16,000 households in District 69. THE NEWS is 100 per cent B.C. owned and operated. THE PARKSVILLE QUALICUM BEACH NEWS #4 - 154 Middleton Avenue, P.O. Box 1180 Parksville, British Columbia, Canada, V9P 2H2 Ofﬁce hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.pqbnews.com Canadian Publications Mail Sales Product Agreement #0087106
How to reach us: General: Phone 250-248-4341; Fax 250-248-4655 Publisher: Peter McCully email@example.com Editor: Steven Heywood firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising: Peter McCully email@example.com Production manager: Peggy Sidbeck firstname.lastname@example.org Circulation manager: Becky Merrick email@example.com Classified display: Sandi Wells firstname.lastname@example.org CLASSIFIED AND DISPLAY ADVERTISING DEADLINES: Tuesday 10:30 a.m. for the Friday edition Thursday 5 p.m. for the Tuesday edition Classiﬁeds: 310-3535
DR. ERNEST RIVAIT PH.D., RCC, RSW The Professional’s f Choice
A Family Practice for all your Family’s Needs
Commitment To Excellence C
Private & Conﬁdential
Anxiety & Depression
25 Years Experience
Fr Free Telephone Consultation
250-248-2226 145 E. Hirst Ave., Parksville www.soloway.ca
Paula A. Murphy
www.ernestrivait.com ww.ern nes esttr triv tri ivait.com ivai
Getting it straight If you have a concern about the accuracy, fairness or thoroughness of an item in THE NEWS, please call editor Steven Heywood at 250-248-2545, ext. 215, or the B.C. Press Council at 1-888-687-2213.
THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011 •
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. email@example.com
This area of Highway 19A is considered one of the worst roads in town. NEIL HORNER PHOTO
CONTINUED FROM A6
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
ridiculous for someone like me. If my chicken house burns down I would have to apply for a building permit for that and the profit that we make on selling our eggs doesn’t allow for a $150 building permit.” She said if someone wants to build greenhouses to
provide food for the community the building permit process should be made easier for farmers. “If you are building structures for livestock, greenhouses, and housing equipment, we should come up with reasonable options. Those are the things I am interested in,” she said.
HOME SHOW SPECIALS
Try the Ironman T3 Recovery Mattress at 2011 Qualicum Beach 16th Annual Home Expo th Sept. 23, 24 & 25 CONTINUE IN-STORE UNTIL THURSDAY FRIDAY 6pm – 9pm • SATURDAY 9:30am – 5:30pm • SUNDAY 10am – 4pm
Qualicum Beach Civic Centre 747 Jones St. www.homeshowtime.com
“Mark (Nagra from M&N Mattress Shop in Parksville) was telling me about the ‘Ironman T3 Recovery Mattress and I told him that I wanted one.” The Ironman T3 Recovery Mattress has special materials called, ‘Celiant’, which promote higher levels of oxygenated blood levels to your tissues and it regulates body temperature. The ‘Ironman’ also contains Latex, which is naturally antimicrobial and the best material for pressure point relief. In short, this reduces tossing and turning. Wanetta says that not only was Mark able to be the ﬁrst to bring these mattresses onto Vancouver Island, he also came on board as one of her sponsors. “I just love my new bed and my husband loves it. It’s the best mattress I’ve ever owned and the best sleep I’ve ever had.”
Pillow Top Mattresses
BC-MADE by (Non-latex)
Twin Mattress Double Mattress Queen Mattress King Mattress
........ 77 .. $ 168 ... $ 198 ...... $ 388 $
Twin Mattress Double Mattress Queen Mattress King Mattress
ALSO ON SPECIAL! Latex Foam
sizes “No springs attached” All on sale
....... $ 198 ... $ 288 .... $ 298 ....... $ 488
Adjustable Beds With Memory $ Foam Mattress Plus No HST & Free Delivery
1020 Pocket Coil
Eurotop Sets with Latex & Bamboo Covers Firm or Soft
$ Twin Set 1799 .......$ 1188 $ Double Set 2299 ...$ 1488 $ Queen Set 2399 ....$ 1598 $ King Set 3099 .......$ 2188
Locally owned & operated • Home of Mattresses “Made in BC” www.mnmattressshop.com
291 E. Island Hwy., PARKSVILLE (across Since 2000
from Thrifty Foods)
† A discount equal to the amount of taxes will be deducted at the time of purchase.
A8 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011
SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING IT’S FREE!
See It and Try It! at the Ravensong Pool in Qualicum Beach
Thursday, Sept. 29 • 5:30-6:30 p.m. Registration Sept. 29 6:30-7:30pm in the lobby RECREATION PROGRAM (Aqua 5 required)
Oct. 4th - Dec. 15th $40.00 per month. Tues. & Thurs. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Information pamphlets available at Ravensong Pool Call for all the details:
Lori Murphy (250) 248-0320
Fashionable and stylish, these great boots are comfortable with an up-to-date look. Moisture-absorbent system keeps air circulating and feet fresh.
678 B Memorial Avenue Qualicum Beach, BC
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
O NG S N E V A R ERDANCERS
CONTINUED FROM A3
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Announcing New ecoEnergy Grants for Homeowners in British Columbia Reliable, Energy-Efﬁcient, Clean Air for your Home Energy Savings up to 40% Furnaces LiveSmart ecoEnergy Combined Grant
$600 $790 $1,390
Furnace/Heat Pump Combo LiveSmart $1,600 ecoEnergy $1,290 Combined Grant $2,890 FREE IN-HOME CONSULTATION
1-888-954-3594 Serving Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum & Port Alberni
THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011 â€˘
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€” heading west. â€œWe 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€? explained Hochu. â€œWe always went up (the hills) at our own pace, and going as fast as our slowest rider,â€? 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€œHeading 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€? 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€™s event.
â€œWe were completely soaked (from the rain), so it didnâ€™t matter at that point. We wanted to keep the tradition going.â€? 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€œWe 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€? 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€œThere was a bear as we were going up the mountain, and we saw a million deer along the way,â€? he said. â€œDriving the Island by car is nothing compared to doing it by cycling. Youâ€™re able to look around and see the wilderness,â€? 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€œWhen 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€™s such an essence of community in those places,â€? he added. Heading south, Hochu admitted the Malahat was not quite as difficult of a challenge as he had expected. â€œOf course itâ€™s hard, but we were pretty strong as a team; the training definitely helped,â€? 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€œI 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€œThere are always moments of soreness, and everyone complains from time to time, but then you meet a kid or talk to someone â€” especially at Camp Goodtimes â€” and you just all put it into perspective,â€? he said.
Simplifying the process for you. Ä‘ĆŤ Ä‘ĆŤ Ä‘ĆŤ Ä‘ĆŤ
Side Stripe Shrimp $
The seafood is so FRESH, the ocean hasnâ€™t m issed it yet!
FRESH Sockeye ockey ockeye ye Fillets $
$ 04 /100gr.
White Spring Salmon Fillets 7.95/lb.
//100gr /100gr. 100g 00gr
Specials valid from September mber 27th to October 3rd
While Supplies Last
French Creek Seafood
(Please present coupon BEFO
NEW STORE HOURS Monday M on - Sunday 9am-6pm 9
CHECK OUT OUR NEW W WEB PAGE: www.frenchcreekseafoods.com www.frenchcreeks
!.)*!*0ĆŤ!/% !*0ĆŤ,,(%0%+*/ +.'ĆŤ!.)%0/ )%(5ĆŤ(//ĆŤ,+*/+./$%,ĆŤ,,(%0%+*/ .+2%*%(ĆŤ+)%*!!ĆŤ.+#.)ĆŤ,,(%0%+*/
Our immigration legal services include: Catherine A. Sas, Q.C. 604.687.2242 email@example.com
BRING IN THIS AD FOR AN ADDITIONAL
1097 Lee ee Rd. Parksville Store: 250-248-2888
Located in French Creek Harbour
A10 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Quote of the day
I’m not a copper-bopper
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
This tattoo came just a little bit before its time to shine
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
The Parksville Qualicum Beach News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to: B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.
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
THE NEWS is published every Tuesday and Friday by Black Press Ltd. #4 - 154 Middleton Ave. Parksville, B.C. V9P 2H2 250-248-4341
Question OF THE
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-
This week’s question:
Are you prepared for an earthquake? 35 Yes
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.
Has your town council done a good job of representing your interests? Vote at: www.pqbnews.com
E-MAIL ADDRESSES: News Tips: firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising: email@example.com
Publisher Peter McCully
Editor Steven Heywood
Accounts Pauline Stead
Production Peggy Sidbeck
Circulation Becky Merrick
THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011 •
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
Rules to write by
All letters to the editor must be signed and include your full name, home town and contact phone number. Those without these requirements will not be published. Letters must be 300 words or less and are subject to editing. THE NEWS retains the right not to publish any submissions.
Who is the squeaker?
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.
Lynette Kershaw Qualicum Beach
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.
Send them in
Mail: Box 1180, Parksville, B.C., V9P 2H2.. Fax: 250-248-4655 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Online: www.pqbnews.com
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
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.
Joan Gould Parksville
A12 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Despite every technological advance, business cards remain an essential business tool.
Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty Independently Owned & Operated
Ofﬁce 250-752-6926 Cell 250-228-6700 Toll Free 1-800-224-5906
He’s an awesome Realtor M. Luisa Loberiza
250-248-3260 Wembley Mall, Parksville BC saveonfoods.com
Healthy Home – Healthy You
Ken Bentkowski Carpet Upholstery & Area Rug Cleaning Tile & Grout Cleaning & Sealing Water Damage Restoration
FREE Tile & Grout Sealer With A SaniTECH Tile & Grout Clean Shop:118 Fern Road East, Qualicum Beach
A-1 Boat & RV Storage H/D Truck, Auto & Machinery
Just $50/mo. & up 925 Fairdowne Rd., Parksville
Pay for 6 months, get the 7th FREE!
250.716.6797 or 250.716.6796
Safe, Secure, Convenient • 24-Hr On-Site Caretaker
Be a part of this popular feature .... 8 weeks of display advertising and your business card on heavy stock, perforated for easy separation, delivered as an insert to over 16,000 readers of the PQB News.
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
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.
Premier shufﬂes the cabinet deck VICTORIA – Premier Christy Clark has shuffled her cabinet lineup before the legislature reopens next week, replacing Burnaby-Lougheed MLA Harry Bloy with Surrey-Panorama MLA Stephanie Cadieux as social development minister. Bloy has struggled to defend the social development ministry’s restructuring since being appointed to cabinet this spring, following the closure and restructuring of group homes for developmentally disabled people. Most recently, Community Living B.C., the agency responsible
Here’s my Card!
Premier Christy Clark shufﬂes her cabinet. for adult disability programs, delayed for a year a decision to end funding that employs 29 people at the recycling depot in Maple Ridge. Clark said Bloy will continue as minister of state responsible
for multiculturalism, remaining in cabinet. Replacing Cadieux as labour minister is Vancouver-Fairview MLA Margaret MacDiarmid, who was dropped from cabinet when Clark took over as premier in March.
Clark said Monday ued on with that for that MacDiarmid’s some time,” Dix said. experience as a physi“The people who have cian and president paid the price are peoof the B.C. Medical ple with developmenAssociation, as well tal disabilities and as a stint as educaother people served by tion minister, make the ministry.” her well suited to Clark did not name take over the labour a new attorney-genministry as negotiaeral after Chilliwacktions with doctors and Hope MLA Barry teachers continue. Penner resigned from NDP leader Adrian cabinet in August. Dix said Clark’s deciSolicitor General sion to appoint Bloy Shirley Bond continto cabinet had more to SALES serve in both CONTACT ONE OFues OUR to do with his support roles, but Clark said a for her REPRESENTATIVES leadership bid AND LEARN MORE. new attorney genthan his ability to deeral will be appointed fend the government’s later. policies. “It’s obviously an Tom Fletcher works admission that she as legislative reporter made a very serious for Black Press mistake, and contin-
Here’s my Card!
This Space is available
CONTACT ONE OF OUR SALES REPRESENTATIVES AND LEARN MORE.
Leigh Ann Cameron
B.A., LLB., LLM.
Karen E. Stewart
Fabulous Jewelry, Scarves & Wallets
Summer Sale continues ... All 60%OFF 250-248-2841 Hours: 9:30–5:00pm - 6 days a week
131 Alberni Highway, Parksville
y a all taxes included
Barrister, Solicitor & Notary Public • Real Estate & Mortgages • Divorce & Separation Agreements • Wills & Estates • Corporate & Commercial Law • Civil Litigation
JOHN BARNUM JOH UM
phone: 954-1445 fax: 954-1430 • email@example.com
#101-191 Jensen Avenue East, Parksville BC
THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011 •
Food bank Here’s my called crucial to many Call to close Card! nation’s food banks slammed
BETSY DAVIES BET
Don’t tell Major Rolf Guenther that it’s time Canada shut down its food banks. To say he doesn’t agree would be an understatement. Guenther, a familiar face in Oceanside, is responsible for the food bank in the area and he took exception to a recent article in the Globe and Mail, by Elaine Power, called, It’s time to close Canada’s food banks. In her article, Power argued that food banks can never end hunger and only one in four people who could be classified as hungry actually use the food banks. As well, she said, food banks can never meet the need and must ration how much they can give to clients. She said food banks let governments off the hook from their obligation to ensure income security for all Canadians. Rather than food banks, she argued, government must be held to account to ensure citizens have an adequate standard of living. Guenther argued that while it’s true the social security system often falls short of the need, that need must be filled somehow, as much as possible. “The people we meet are not in affluent situations,” he said. For them, the funds received from employment, social assistance, disability assistance and so on, provides them with enough food for about three weeks. Food banks are the bridge to fill the gap.” Guenther said food
NEIL HORNER PHOTO
By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER
The Salvation Army’s Major Rolf Guenther peruses some of the responses he received to recent survey about the food bank. banks are a response to a growing gap between the haves and the have-nots. “Rent goes up, everything goes up, except the income,” he said. “These are the people on the lower end of the income scale, making $11 or $12 an hour and many make less. On that, there’s no way to survive here, paying $850 or $900 in rent. No way. These people stretch their dollars
as much as they can, but after three weeks, the shelves are bare and, particularly if you have children, that’s a sad situation.” Guenther said the food banks allow local people to help local people in a very real, tangible and important way. “While food banks cannot eliminate all financial problems, they provide the people who are able to give the opportu-
nity to express their concern and care for the less fortunate, without hoping that the government will do the right thing on their behalf,” he said. He said he knows, first hand, how well that kind of system can work. “We were refugees in East Germany,” he said. “We had barely anything, just bread and water. There were people in the village who knew about that
Tech revolution blamed The Salvation Army, says Major Rolf Guenther, was formed in the 1850s, when the Industrial Revolution made many people’s skills redundant and poverty spiked sharply.
Now, he said, he’s seeing a similar scenario, as the information revolution has made many workers’s skills redundant. “During the Industrial Revolution in the 1850s, many people
became impoverished and charities, including The Salvation Army, came into being,” he said. “Cottage industries by and large disappeared.” SEE
MANY ON A15
MOUNTAIN BIKE HYBRID BMX NEW & USED
PLEASE RECYCLE YOUR NEWSPAPER PLASTIC BAGS
Must not be cut on the ends, have no holes, and intact. We will reuse them for our next paper delivery. THANK YOU! Return to the News: #4-154 Middleton Ave., Parksville
Here’s my Card!
and they brought us Despite every technological food baskets, anonyadvance, business cards remain an essential business tool. mously. We didn’t see them do it. They * Delivery/ would just show up on Courier Services our door step in the * Vehicle morning.” Jump Guenther said Starts being hungry makes * Wheel Serving the Parksville Qualicum Beach Region it difficult, if not imChair Sunday - Thursday 6am-3am Accessible possible, for people to Friday & Saturday 24hrs reach their potential, whatever that may be. “When you have very little, you wake up every morning and Home Check Service the world looks grey,” Call Simon today to discuss your home he said. “Especially checks by security professionals – with children, their licensed & insured. learning capabilities • Serving the Oceanside area since 1980. Peace of mind • Mail pick-up, plant watering & more! are less if they are while you’re away! hungry. You can’ learn on an empty stomach.” SECURITY SECU SECUR SEC SE EC CU UR UR RITY ITY IT TY Y To fight this, Guenther said the 250 248 250-248-9117 250 48 911 9117 www.footprintssecurity.com Simon Collery food bank makes up 700 food packs every month for schools. Our Team will Build If food banks disapYour Dream peared, he said, the result would be simple and it would manifest itself quickly. “Many people Renovations • Design • Staging & Colour Analysis simply would not have enough food for Ofﬁce 250-468-5733 Rick & Susan Child them and their famCell (Susan) 250-607-7291 1689 Northwest Bay Road Rick 250-607-7991 ily,” he said. “Health Nanoose Bay, B.C. V9P9C4 firstname.lastname@example.org costs would increase, because if you don’t get enough food, you get all kinds of prob6-1009 Allsbrook Rd., Parksville lems and it costs the .. .New Age Te taxpayer even more chnology rvice... in the end. Everyone ioned Se Old Fash suffers.” Comments on a recent survey given to food bank recipients, showed, he said, how important the service Servicing Oceanside Community Since 1999 is to the people who use it. “It keeps me alive,” said one respondent. “It helps me so I have food all month,” said another. “I wouldn’t be able to survive without the Salvation Army’s help,” said a third. “It takes a lot CONTACT ONE OF OUR SALES of stress off me to be REPRESENTATIVES AND LEARN MORE. able to feed my children healthy meals.” Be a part of this popular feature .... 8 weeks of .. And the help is ...New Age ervice d Son Technologand display advertising Fashionecard clearly appreciated. Old business y your heavy stock, perforated for easy separation, “You’re all beautiful,” wrote one delivered as an insert to over 16,000 readers respondent. of the PQB News.
S.R.D. Projects Inc.
Here’s my Here’s my Card! Card! This Space is available
GET THE BEST BIKE FOR YOUR BUCK! 250-248-0647
114 Hirst Avenue, Parksville
TIRES • TUBES TOOL • LOCKS LIGHTS & MORE Repairs to all makes & models.
CONTACT ONE OF OUR SALES REPRESENTATIVES AND LEARN MORE.
Brenda248-1133 Tom ServicingBoyd Oceanside Community Alexander Since 1999 250-248-2545
Leigh Ann Cameron
A14 â€˘ THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Dine Out & Win
Every other week, one winner will receive FOUR $10 Gift CertiďŹ cates to 4 different restaurants!
Local chef Tony Szeles has created a winner in Bistro 694 Global Flavours, Local Ingredients Qualicum Beachâ€™s newest restaurant is an intimate, casual ďŹ ne dining venue, with a sophisticated, urban ďŹ‚air. Bistro 694â€™s global menu is based on Chef Tonyâ€™s favourite recipes from his travels around the world, re-created with a strong focus on local ingredients. Some of his signature dishes include Balinese Prawn Curry, Linguine with Slow-Braised Beef Ragu, Seafood CrĂŞpes, and Kashmiri Butter Chicken. Everything is made in-house, including the fabulous desserts. Tony is passionate about using local ingredients, and is proud to support Vancouver Islandâ€™s many wonderful food producers. Open for lunch and dinner, Bistro 694 is a family affair, run by Tony and his wife Nancy. Together they welcome you to experience a world of exciting ďŹ‚avours at Bistro 694! Bistro 694 is located at 694 Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach. They are open WednesdaySunday 11:30am-3:00pm, and 5:00pm-8:00pm. (Closed Monday and Tuesday). They can be reached at 250-752-0301.
s Kitchen Henryâ€™ Licensed Ocean View Dining Authentic Cantonese & Szechuan Dishes
5968 West Island Highway, Qualicum Bay Tues.-Fri. & Sun. 11am-8pm, Saturday 8am-8:30pm
Burritos â€˘ Tacos EEnchilades â€˘ Chimichangas Fajitas â€˘ Burgers/Appies
491 EE. Island Hwy
Wing Wednesday 35Â˘/ea 250-586-7782 1/2 L. Margarita $5.95
Across from Tim Hortons
NO MINORS AFTER 4PM
MUNCHY BUSINESS California Roll
WIN $40 in Restaurant Gift CertiďŹ cates!
ADDRESS: _________________________________________________________ PHONE: ___________________________________________________________
RULES: Attach a recent receipt from one of the participating restaurants on this page to your entry form and deliver it to The News at #4-154 Middleton Avenue, Parksville, BC V9P 2H2 within 10 days of publication. Weâ€™ll draw one lucky winner of four $10 Gift CertiďŹ cates every two weeks. Employees of The News are not eligible to win.
Open Daily for
Sept. 23rd winner of:
Leigh Craig photo
4 ~ $10 Gift CertiďŹ cates!
Chicken To Go
Sushi To Go
Unit B, 156 W. 1st Ave., Qualicum Beach (across from the Library) 10:00am-7:00pm Mon. to Sat.
Store: 250-752-0016 â€˘ Deli: 250-752-0023
N w ip Me ew ch & Dinner W Neersh n u L r o edn nu n esd en f Ow ay Op -S
Breakfast, Brea Break Breakfa B Breakfas rreakfas reakfast, akfas kfast kkfast, fasst,, LLu Lunch Lun Lunc uunnc & Dinner unc
STEAK & LOBSTER $ 2895 3353 W. Island Hwy, Every Saturday
Qualicum Beach Childrenâ€™s Menu â€˘ Seniorsâ€™ Menu â€˘ Daily Specials
Open Early for Breakfast Mon.-Thurs. starting at 10am Fri., Sat. & Sun. starting at 11am
Edgar vs Maynard Sat., October 8th Great Food, Service & Fun with a View.
French Creek Marine Pub 1025 Lee Road, Parksville
The Natural Choice...for Food Enthu siasts!
THAI Food Coming Mid-October
We are Licenced
Traditional English Brunch with Thai Specialties ~ 11- 2pm. Buffet every Wednesday & Saturday from 5:30 - 8:30pm.
14-221 West 2nd Ave., Qualicum Beach
With over 32,000 combinations, design the pasta thatâ€™s right for you. September 14 - November 10, 2011 Excludes October 9 & 10, 2011
Â‡6XQGD\3ULPH5LE Â‡:HHNHQG%UXQFK0HQX Â‡'DLO\$IWHUQRRQ+LJK7HD
THIS SPOT COULD BE
Sunday through Thursday
Reservations: 694 Memorial Ave. Qualicum Beach
Call The News 250.248.4655
Historical & Charming...
Now Fully Licensed!
Lunch & Dinner Wed.-Sun. 11am-2pm & 5pm-8pm & Sunday Brunch
Fabulous Food, Excellent Service & Amazing Ambiance
292 Crescent Rd E, Qualicum Beach
THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011 •
Locals pitching in
selected items the store LOWEST PRICES OF THE SEASON onthroughout
Support strong for the food bank here Although there are some who have been calling for the elimination of food banks across the country of late, you won’t find a lot of them in Oceanside. Major Rolf Guenther said that sentiment is evidently not shared by a variety of local groups, who rolled up their sleeves and got to work recently to help the French Creek-based facility in Oceanside. Guenther reports that the Pheasant Glen Golf Club held a special tournament for the food bank on Sept. 10, spearheaded by Chris Martin. The event also aided the Loaves and Fishes Food Bank in Nanaimo. The Parksville Food Bank received $3,289 as a result of the event.
SALE PRICES END SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2011, unless otherwise stated, while quantities last
LOWEST PRICES OF THE SEASON
Leah La Vallee waits for golfers to arrive at the Pheasant Glen Golf Club during their fundraiser for the Food Bank. SUBMITTED PHOTO “This helps us to buy food items we are short of,’ Guenther said. “We are very thankful for their initiative.” Last Saturday, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Qualicum Beach held a food drive which brought in a whopping 1,591 pounds of valuable food items. “It is so wonderful that different organizations are coming
together to help the needy,” Guenther said, noting the multiple food drives come at a time when the food supply traditionally starts to run low. “These food drives are coming at the right time, as the shelves are becoming slowly depleted,” Guenther said. “There is definitely a community spirit of lending a helping hand in this area.” — News staff
Posties to the rescue Neither snow nor rain nor sleet nor hail will stop local postal workers from helping Oceanside residents who find themselves in need this week. Spokesperson Carolyn Hunter says the event, running September 23 to October 1, is the fourth annual People Helping People food drive for the Salvation Army Food Bank. With the help of Quality Foods, who are providing bags
for donations, Canada Post employees are accepting donations at the main Canada Post office on Corfield Avenue during the week of Sept. 26 to 30. Meanwhile, flyers and bags are being mailed out to customers and, on Oct. 1, postal workers will be driving the streets to collect the bags of donations from 9 a.m. to noon. Hunter is asking residents to have their donations out in a location visible to the
55% OFF after mail-in rebate
*ALL reg. priced WonderBra® & Playtex® boxed bras, briefs and shapewear.
LOWEST PRICES OF THE SEASON
50% OFF Women’s & men’s reg. priced* wool outerwear.
Sears reg. 179.99- 249.99. Each 8999-12499
*ALL reg. priced Jessica®/MD and Jessica WeekendTM/MC sweaters and cardigans.
Plus, 30% OFF *ALL other women’s & men’s reg. priced outerwear from the Outerwear Shop.
Also at great savings, 30% OFF *ALL other Jessica and Jessica Weekend fashions.
% 30 OFF Men’s reg priced* casual fashions. Choose from: Point Zero®, Claiborne®, Chaps® & Kenneth Cole Unlisted® brands and more.
street by 9 a.m. The annual campaign is a successful one, with past campaigns raising in excess of 14,000 pounds of food and almost 2,000 in cash donations to the Salvation Army Food Bank. Currently, the food bank is particularly in need of peanut butter, pasta, pasta sauce, canned salmon and tuna, Hamburger Helper and canned fruit.
ALL SMALL APPLIANCES ON SALE!
% 20-25 OFF ALL KitchenAid ®
% 20 OFF ALL Cuisinart ®
LOWEST PRICE OF THE SEASON
Sears reg. 2199.98.
Many just can’t keep up learn these techniques. There is a need to constantly upgrade one’s skills.” While there still exist some labour-intensive jobs, he said many of these are either seasonal or temporary and often do not pay well and not enough of them are available for everyone. “The auto mechanic who learned his trade 30 or 40 years ago will not be able to repair a car today if he or she has not kept pace with computer technology,” Guenther said. “During the change in economic requirements, there are always people who cannot keep up with the requirements.”
Simmons® Beautyrest® ‘Napa Valley Special Edition’ pocket-coil hi-loft pillow-top Queen size sleep set.
— News staff
CONTINUED FROM A13
These, he said, were replaced by machines, which could produce goods much faster and cheaper than the individual production before. “In the 1980s another industrial revolution took place, the information technology one,” he said. “Many labour intensive jobs disappeared, replaced by computerdirected machines.” When he entered the workforce in 1956, Guenther said, there was a job for anyone who wanted it and much work was done by hand. “Now in many jobs there is a need for specialized computer skills,” he said. “Not everyone can
RERE F Y DELIVE
98 1499 Kenmore front-load laundry pair with VCS. ®/MD
4.2 cu. ft. washer with 13 cycles. #48059. 7.0 cu. ft. dryer with 10 cycles. #88059.
Sears reg. 1699.98 for the pair. Pedestals shown also available. Silver also on sale R2684 VE094V1 E 9
CRAFTSMAN®/MD 28" dual-stage snowblower with EZ SteerTM/MC power steering. CRAFTSMAN 357cc engine. Lights. Hand warmers. Sears reg. 1499.99. 718 452 106
Look for the ENERGY STAR® logo. It shows that the product meets ENERGY STAR speciﬁcations for energy efﬁciency. *These savings offers exclude items with prices ending in .88 & .97, Special Purchases, ‘2 for’ offers, Liz Claiborne® wool outerwear and Columbia® outerwear, manufacturer’s clearance items, twin packs and currently advertised items. **45% off in store, Plus 10% off with manufacturers’ mail-in rebate. Details in store. ***Receive FREE delivery when you purchase a sleep set over $500, before taxes, on your Sears FinancialTM Credit Card. On approved credit. Some restrictions apply. Ask in store for details. Excludes sears.ca outlet purchases. KitchenAid: Registered Trademark of KitchenAid USA. KitchenAid Canada licensee in Canada †When you buy both the washer & dryer. Dryer must accompany any returns.
Shop by phone 1-800-267-3277
Shop online at sears.ca
NE095G311 © 2011. Sears Canada Inc.
A16 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011
THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011 •
Quality Foods brings you .... a BRITISH INVASION of the tasty kind We have arranged a special shipment for you straight from the United Kingdom to your local Quality Foods Store!
ly n O s y a D 7 Kipling
Battenberg, Mini Battenberg Cakes
French Fancies or Manor House Cake
Hob Nobs Chocolate Flapjack or Home Bake Chocolate Cake
with Fiery Jamaican Root Ginger, 330ml
Apple Blackcurrant or Lemon No Sugar Added
Thin Cut, 850gr
5 2 1lt
Fine Porrage Oats
Heinz or Aunty’s
Caramel Wafer Biscuits
Real Milk Chocolate, 8’s
Coconut Covered Marshmallows 4’s
Orginal, 250gr Tunnock’s
Milk Chocolate Tea Cakes 6’s
Some quantities are limited. Shop early for best selection. Photos for Presentation Purposes Only. Sorry No Rainchecks!
Porage Oats Original Scottish Milled Oats Orginal, 500gr
Custard Creams or Each Garibaldi for Biscuits 100-150gr
Sherbet Lemons, Mint Favourites or Jelly Babies
Flake Cake 6’s
Fruit Gums & Pastilles
Special Toffee Original
Indian Tonic Water
Chocolate Lovers, 300gr
Chocolate Cream, Orange or Peppermint
Digestive Cookies Milk Chocolate 400gr
Stem Ginger Cake
Regular or Diet, 2lt
Original Bitter Lemon
Malt Loaf Twin Pak
Last! While Supplies
Bigga or Mushy Peas
2$ Old Jamaica
Traditional, Strong or Silverskin,454gr
Branston Original Pickle
Crosse & Blackwell
In Tomato Sauce, 410gr
Red Cabbage Crosse & Blackwell
Sage & Onion Stuffing 170gr
7 Days On
Classic Rich Tea Big Value Pack, 2x300gr
Traditional Oatcakes 300gr
Lees’ of England
5 3 4$ for
Turkish, Whole Nut or Milk, 230gr
Prices in effect Sept 26 - Oct 2, 2011. Selection Varies By Quality Foods Stores! Email Address: email@example.com www.qualityfoods.com Heritage
THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011 •
BRITISH SALE ON NOW!
Extra Special Prices Hot House Tomatoes
2.84 per kg
Organic Power meal Salads
for your Extra Lean Budget!
B.C. Grown “No 1.”
Extra lean Ground Sirloin
Family Pack, 6.59 per kg
3 New Varieties
Cranberry Wheat Boost
Tomato Black Bean Energy
• 5gr protein • 7gr ﬁbre Vinaigrette Dressing
Grated Parmesan Style Cheese
• 8gr protein • 6gr ﬁbre Vinaigrette Dressing
Blueberry Quinoa Ballance
99 per lb
per 100 gr
Look for the new Eco Green 7up Bottles made from other bottles!
Potato Chips 220gr
SWISS NATURAL PRODUCTS
Experience the difference
Pepsi or 7up 2lt
plus applicable fees
All EMMA % BRIDGEWATER OFF*
that Quality makes! Prices in effect September 26 - October 2, 2011 For Store Locations & Hours, Please Visit www.qualityfoods.com
A18 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Sirloin Tip Oven Roast
Top Sirloin Grilling Steak Family Pack, 11.00 per kg
Family Pack, 7.69 per kg
Fresh Boneless Skinless
Fresh Canadian Family Pack, 8.13 per kg
Fresh Pork Back Ribs
Simmering Chuck Short Chicken Thighs Family Pack, 11.00 per kg Ribs
Sirloin Tip Steak
11.00 per kg
Family Pack, 7.69 per kg
Bonus Q-Points Maple Leaf
Corned Beef Brisket Each
& Receive A
Thai Sweet Chili Sauce 280ml
Thai Spring Roll Sauce
Offer is in effect Monday Sept. 26th - Sunday Oct. 2nd
Deli Style Bacon
Japanese Style Breading, 150gr
Snowcrest Raspberries In Light Syrup, 425gr
Simply 2% or Vanilla Plus Multipak Yogurt
Water Chestnuts or Bamboo Shoots
Sliced, Per Package
Tenderflake Patty Shells
Authentic Naan Bread
Indian or Thai Market Cooking Sauce
Simply 2% Yogurt
Kikkoman Soy or Teriyaki Sauce 296ml
2 $5 for
99 2 $ 5 for
Raisin Cinnamon Swirl Bread 450gr
PAGE 2 09.26.2011
Farkay Steam Fried or Chow Mein Noodles
Lean Cuisine Spa Cuisine
THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011 •
Center Cut Boneless
Family Pack, 8.80 per kg
2 Pack, 4.83 per kg
Whole Frying Chicken
Fresh Pork Loin Chops
4 99 99 99 4 4 3 99
Regular or All Beef, 450gr
Classic Rings 375gr
Pork or Dinner Sausages Family Pack, 5.49 per kg
Offer is in effect Monday Sept. 26th - Thursday Oct. 6th
Chunk or Flaked Light Tuna
Italissima Sparkling Beverage
Pacific Red, 213gr
PAGE 3 09.26.2011
Carnation Hot Chocolate
Fruit Bowls 4x107-112ml
Microwave Popcorn 6’s 480-594gr
Aranciata or Pomegranate, 1lt
Frankʼs Hot Sauce 148ml
3000 Old El Paso Chili Jalapeno Peppers Pickled, 250ml
3000 Echoclean Natural Fabric Softener Sheets 40ʼs
Pudding or Kool Aid Snack Pack
Ice Cream Cup
Haagen Dazs or Nestle
In Water 170gr
1 Prize per QF STore. See store for details
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..
99 3 for
5000 2X Ultra Ivory Snow Liquid Laundry Detergent 1.18lt
A20 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011
See instore for dozens of British specials direct from the UK! Kraft Cracker Barrel
Premium Plus Crackers
Chunky Chili 425gr
Beans, Chick Peas or Lentils
Natural Dishwashing Liquid 650ml
All Purpose Flour
Golden Yellow, Best Brown or Demerara Sugar
Liquid Laundry Detergent 1.33lt
Extra Strong Bathroom Tissue Plus 4 Bonus Rolls, 16’s
Jam, Jelly or Marmalade
Funbites, Minibites or Squiggles
100% Pure Apple Juice
Baking Pitted Dates
Facial Tissue Basic
Plus Applicable Fees
Chipits Baking Chips
Natural Peanut Butter
99 3 Smucker’s
Maple & Brown Sugar, 774gr
Bathroom, Toilet Bowl or Dilutable Cleaner
Instant Oatmeal Value Pack
Macaroni & Cheese
5 4 525-685gr
Go ‘Green, Works’ with all your cleaning supplies! Green Works
Granulated White Sugar
Melts Cheese Slices
Organic Whole Bean Coffee
Family Size Cheerios
Gourmet or Express Smart Ones
Gourmet Smart Ones
Signature Smart Ones
Pizza Minis or Pop’s
Start your day the Quality Foods way with these eye opening specials!
Cheddar or Mozzarella Cheese
THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011 •
Plus Applicable Fees
Plus Applicable Fees
QF is ‘Glad’ to bring you these extra special prices!
Easy-Tie Kitchen Catchers
Zipper or Lock Bags
Large, 40’s or 48’s
A22 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Black Forest, Honey or Old Fashioned Ham
Oktoberfest Potato, Red Potato with Dijon or Sweet Bean Salad
Regular or With Garlic
Bonus Q-Points Homous Dip Crispy
Fluffo Shortening 454gr
Garlic Sausage Link
Becel Soft Margarine
Pillsbury Cookies 428-468gr
Per 100gr....................................... Rosenborg
5000 Carnation Skim Milk Powder 100gr
1000 Crown Corn Syrup 500ml
Thompson Seedless, 375gr
Club House Rice or Potato Flour 227gr
Each ....................................... Available at Select Stores
U 10 Size Colossal
East Coast Scallops
Frozen or Previously Frozen
29 PER gr
1 49 99 PER
Machine Peeled Shrimp
Frozen or Previously Frozen
Frozen or Previously Frozen
49 PER gr
Imitation Crab Meat
¢ PER gr
Pink Salmon Stuffed with Seafood
PAGE 6 09.26.2011
Black Tiger Prawns
Fresh Snapper Fillets
Golden Boy Raisins
Dinner for 3
16/20 Large Size
Airwick Freshmatic Refill
Palmolive Dish Soap 591-850ml
199 299 299
Family Pack, Per 100gr ..........
Twin Pack, 2x227gr
Plain or Jalapeno
Single Cream Brie
Whole BBQ Chicken
Locally Vancouver Island Made!
10 Pack, Each
• Local B.C. Pork • Lactose & Gluten Free • No Added MSG • No Growth Promotants
THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011 •
Harvest Grain, French or 100% Whole Wheat
6 99 for
Chocolate or Vanilla Cake
Chocolate Eclairs............................ for
Chocolate Hedgehog Cake.......
Coffee Cake...................... Dempster’s
Crustini or Sausage Buns
Thick Sliced or Seeded Bread 675gr
Sahale Snacks Blend
12 Grain or Flax, 600gr
Hemp Bliss Organic Hemp Beverage 946ml
Nuts To You
Organic Peanut Butter
Hemp Pro 70
Now available at all Quality Foods Stores!
3 $5 for
Quality Foods is proud to introduce over 100 new
Quality Fresh Bulk Packs! ...a food safe alternative to bulk food bins with no cross contamination!
Organic Roasted Pistachios Salted, 200gr
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
Marukan Rice Vinegar
Water Soluble, 454gr
1/4 Slab Squares
PAGE 7 09.26.2011
Apple or Cherry
Cranberry Cocktail Mix
99 14 SAVE $10.00!
3500 Kleenex Facial Tissue 68-90ʼs
2000 Whiskas Dry Cat Food
Organic Cranberries 200gr
5000 Purina Puppy or Dog Chow 2kg
A24 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011
WIN A THANKSGIVING FRESH TURKEY AND ALL THE TRIMMINGS SEE STORE FOR DETAILS
87 1.92 per kg
First of the Season
California “Sweet Scarlet”
Red Seedless Grapes 4.14 per kg
88 per lb
B.C. Grown “Ready To Eat”
Fresh Cantaloupe 1.70 per kg
Bartlett Pears 2.18 per kg
¢ per lb
B.C. Hot House
Long English Cucumbers
2.18 per kg
6 oz Clamshell
“Photos for presentation purposes only” Qualicum Foods - 705 Memorial 752-9281 Port Alberni - 2943 10th Ave. 723-3397 Nanoose Bay - 2443 Collins Cr. 468-7131 Parksville - 319 E. Island Hwy. 954-2262 Campbell River - 465 Merecroft Rd. 287-2820 Powell River – 4871 Joyce Ave. (604) 485-5481
Begonia Fall Tones
Organic Kiwi Fruit
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Nanaimo – Beban Plaza – 2220 Bowen Rd. 758-3733 Nanaimo – Harewood Mall – 530 5th St. 754-6012 Nanaimo – Northridge Village – 5800 Turner Rd. 756-3929 Comox Valley – 2275 Guthrie Rd. 890-1005 Courtenay - 1002 -2751 Cliffe Avenue 331-9328
New Zealand Grown
Organic On The Vine Tomatoes
1 lb Bag
n ic rga
Organic Green Bell Peppers
4.39 per kg
B.C. Hot House
4.12 per kg
New Moon Bouquet
Potted Mum Fall Tones
ic an g r
87 per lb
99 per lb
Organic Royal Gala Apples
3.73 per kg
69 per lb
7 DAYS OF SAVINGS – SEPTEMBER 26 - OCTOBER 2 TUES.In Store WED. THUR. FRI. SAT. SUN.
26 Use your
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES
A26 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Call these fine businesses and find out why they are the...
Island Patricia Kew Reﬂexology
Patricia is on the Board of Directors for RAC BC
An Amazing September Special!! REFLEXOLOGY & LOWER LEG MASSAGE ONE FULL HOUR Plus! Herbal foot soak & hot towel wrap
Personal & Corporate Income Tax
REFLEXOLOGY 45 MINUTES
• Daily, Monthly & Annual Bookkeeping • Financial Statements • Payroll Services • GST, PST, WCB Reporting (wheelchair accessible)
1573 Sharon’s Place, Parksville
Plus! Herbal foot soak & hot towel wrap
AQUA DETOX PLUS ONE FULL HOUR REFLEXOLOGY
Plus! Herbal foot soak & hot towel wrap
Visit our showroom or website: 250.248.3411
INE ENCELLTD. FPRODUCTS Yourr Complete Comple One Stop Fencing Store! • Ga Garden arden & D Deer Fencing • Ga Gates ates & Ke Kennels • Fence Hardware • Ca Cage age Wire • Chain Link • Farm • Wood Posts Post • Wire sold by roll or foot
FFREE R ESTIMATES! RESIDENTIAL RESIDENT E E T • COMMERCIAL • REPAIRS
929 2299 C Ch Church Road, Parksville
Reach New Heights! By Advertising in this space!
MON-FRI 8:00-4:30 (Hours Flexible) - I can work around your schedule
104 Middleton Ave., Parksville
UÊÌiÀÀÊEÊ-ÌÀÕVÌÕÀ>Ê,i«>ÀÃ UÊ*>ÀÌÃ]ÊÌV iÃÊEÊ7À} UÊ,vÃ]Ê6iÌÃÊEÊ-Þ} ÌÃ UÊÃÕÀ>ViÊ >Ã UÊViÃi`Ê,6Ê>ÃÊÌÌiÀ UÊ À>iÊ-iÀÛVi
FULLY EQUIPPED MOBILE UNIT
“Everything under the sun on a bun”
Becoming famous for our GUNPOWDER SOUP and our Home style loaded bacon cheese Car Burger.
Open Daily: Sunday - Thursday 9am to 3:30pm Friday & Saturday 9am - 5pm
3027 Van Horne Rd. Hilliers
1093-B, Smithers Rd, Parksville
Business of the Week
www.georgiastraitkb.com • #1-1003 Herring Gull Way, Parksville
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY PLEASE
A Division Of Lantzville Woodworking Inc.
Designing Functional Dream Kitchens
(Not combined with any other offer) No HST
GEORGIA G EORGIA STRAIT STRAIT K
Gift Certiﬁcates Are Available Also By Appointment
SALES & SERVICE LTD.
Seal the Deal!
With a great ad Here!
SALES & SERVICE LTD. The owner/operator, Chris Deaves, is a gas certiÀed RV Technician who bears over 20 years of experience in the RV sales and service industry. Chris and his staff have the expertise to do your annual maintenance or your major insurance repair and Áood recovery.
To advertise here call:
We can accommodate any RV, from the smallest camper to the largest holiday trailer, Àfth wheel and motorhome units, with ample inside service area and a wide range of parts and accessories in stock.
Oceanside’s only Sleep Apnea Treatment Centre
tss • Hitches & Wiring • Interior & Structural Repairs • Parts • Roofs • Vents & Skylights • Licensed RV Gas Fitter Brake Service • Propane, Water and Plumbing Systems
Insurance Claims • Flood Damage • Collision Repair Including Fiberglass Repair • Structural Repair • Aluminum Exterior Replacement, Flooring And Re-Sheeting
FACT 50% of diabetes sufferers may have sleep apnea.(Einhorn 2007) FREE Overnight Testing • FREE CPAP Trials 250-594-1111 • 664 Beach Rd. Q.B. www.sleeptech.ca
Reach New Heights! By Advertising in this space!
Mobile Service from Nanaimo to Deep Bay and West to Port Alberni
The Amazing Hair Studio
Located at French Creek C Marina
1025 Lee Rd., Parksville
Grooming • Healthy Treats • Outdoor Jackets & Sweaters Drop In Nail Trim • Pet Pickup & Drop Off Service • We Also Groom Cats
#107-200 First Avenue West, Qualicum Beach
SAW . Garden Gates M R
Bevel Siding Decking • Board & Batten Fencing & Fence Post • Beams Tongue & Groove • Planing Channel Siding • Docks
To advertise here call:
House: use: 250-248-6675 Cell: ell: 250-951-8327
Seal the Deal!
With a great ad Here!
the Little Dog Shop
“Your Pet Has Never Had It So Good.”
Barber & Stylist Services Introducing
To advertise here call:
at io n
1093-B, Smithers Rd, Parksville
To advertise here call:
C.W.B. Certiﬁed c ri We b a lding & F
THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011 •
LIVE WELL Vivienne Livingstone
Natural Health Consultant
Natural Health Consultant
Cough and cold season is just around the corner... and in our Natural Health Department we offer many solutions to boost your immune system. Boiron’s Oscillococcinum is a homeopathic remedy that can be used by both children and adults to help you cope with the symptoms of the ﬂu. A Vogel’s Echinaforce Forte will give you the relief you need from the common cold.
Visit us to discuss your options.
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
requires immediate action.” Petitions are available online at www. wildernesscommittee. org. Also speaking at the event was Qualicum Beach Mayor Teunis Westbroek, who praised the committee for all their hard work to protect local rivers.
Q ualicum B each S eniors’ C entre
◆ Yoga, Ukulele players, Movie, Scrabble Tuesdays ◆ Bridge, Art Group, Needlework Needlewo rk Group, Cards Wednesdays ◆ Tai Chi, Bridge, Dominoes Thursdays ◆ Songbirds Choir, Whist, Partners Bridge, Chess Exercise Class Fridays ◆ Darts, Yoga, Mahjong, Wii Mondays
Lunch Served from 11:30am-1:00pm - Very Reasonable Prices Drop in for camaraderie in the tea room Baked goodies and coffee or tea all day til 3pm Choose a book from the library. Check out Sheila’s “Out ‘n About” corner for the best trips available
Open 9am - 3:30pm Mon - Fri (closed holiday Mondays) Membership just $15 per year
703 Memorial Ave., Qualicum Beach (bottom ﬂoor Qualicum Foods Grocery Store)
Check us out at: www.qbseniors.shawbiz.ca PROUDLY SPONSORED BY
720 MEMORIAL AVE
MON.-FRI. 8-6 SAT. 9-5:30 SUN. 10-5
Qualicum Beach, BC
Locally owned & operated for 30 years. Proudly Canadian.
SENIORS’ DAY Sale Event
This Thursday, Sept. 29th
on ALL your purchases, for ALL ages!!
STEDMAN’S DEPARTMENT STORE
Despite less than ideal weather, a good crowd turned out for Rivers Day event at the Little Qualicum River.
ofﬁce 250-752-0067 www.sandifordhomes.com
tf 1-800-570-0067 fx 250-752-0097 e email@example.com
169 Craig St. • Parksville • 250-248-5213 Mon. – Sat. 9:30am – 5:30pm • Sundays 11am – 4pm
A28 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011
NANOOSE — COMMUNITY PROFILE
Making Nanoose truly edible
CONTACT ONE OF OUR SALES REPRESENTATIVES AND LEARN MORE.
250-248-2545 ext. 226
MLA Parksville - Qualicum
100 E. Jensen Ave. Parksville
250-248-2545 ext. 217
(250) 951-6018 firstname.lastname@example.org roncantelonmla.bc.ca
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
NEIL HORNER PHOTO
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.” email@example.com
Our Trained Hospice Volunteers will assist you with Respite Care including: • Emotional support with companionship and listening • Running errands, reading aloud and writing letters • Provision of free time to the caregiver
(250) 752-6227 www.oceansidehospice.com
Up Cozywith w
Ne New ew Fall a Arrivals A riv EARTH FRIENDLY PRODUCTS & CLOTHING
Open Monday - Saturday 10-5 117 Craig St, Parksville • 250-248-2501 www.shadesofgreenmindbodyhome.com
We provide the highest level of service in a professional & affordable manner, without compromising our commitment to reliable & respective service to our families.
Ron & Jo-Anne Yates
Funeral Provider for Members of the Memorial Society of B.C.
1000 Allsbrook Rd, Parksville 250-248-5859 & Crematorium www.yatesfuneral.ca
*Delivery/Courier Services *Vehicle Jump Starts *Wheel Chair Accessible Serving Nanoose, Parksville & Qualicum Beach Region Sunday - Thursday 6am-3am • Friday & Saturday 24hrs
THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011 •
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.” firstname.lastname@example.org
This ﬂower bed will be the site of an experiment in organic gardening in Qualicum Beach. NEIL HORNER PHOTO
FLOORWIDE SALE FROM FROM
Workers at the SOS deal with donations. SUBMITTED PHOTO
SOS gets an X-mas boost
For some, planning for the upcoming Christmas begins right about now The Society of Organized Services has received an early boost for one of its largest and dearest programs. Every year, the SOS Caring for Kids at Christmas campaign faces the challenge of supplying gifts for teens. Most of us think of small children when donating gifts, which Cindy Hutchison of Pacific Spirit Wear in Qualicum knew. An active community member, when Hutchison saw a contest by one of her suppliers, she immediately thought of the SOS. In celebration of ‘Bring Comfort to Your Community Day’ the Atlanta-based Boxercraft, makers of trendy lounge wear popular with
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
4890 Rutherford Road Nanaimo (beside Taco Time)
FLOOR COVERING jordans.ca
HOURS: Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
A30 â€˘ THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011
0ARKSVILLE 1UALICUMĂ–.EWS $EADLINES 4UESDAYĂĽ%DITIONĂĽ 8PSE"ET4HURSDAYxxPM %JTQMBZ"ET4HURSDAYxxPM &RIDAYĂĽ%DITIONĂĽ 8PSE"ET4UESDAYxxPM %JTQMBZ"ETx4UESDAYxxAM -!*/2ĂĽ#!4%'/2)%3ĂĽ ).ĂĽ/2$%2ĂĽ/&ĂĽ !00%!2!.#% &!-),9x!../5.#%-%.43 #/--5.)49x !../5.#%-%.43 42!6%, #(),$2%. %-0,/9-%.4 0%23/.!,x3%26)#%3 "53).%33x3%26)#%3x 0%43xx,)6%34/#+ -%2#(!.$)3%x&/2x3!,% 2%!,x%34!4% 2%.4!,3 !54/-/4)6% -!2).%
)Tx ISx AGREEDx BYx ANYx $ISPLAYx ORx #LASSIĂ™EDx !DVERTISERx REQUESTINGx SPACEx THATx THEx LIABILITYx OFx THEx PAPERx INx THEx EVENTx OFx FAILUREx TOx PUBLISHx ANx ADVERTISEMENTx SHALLx BExLIMITEDxTOxTHExAMOUNTxPAIDxBYx THEx ADVERTISERx FORx THATx PORTIONx OFx THEx ADVERTISINGx OCCUPIEDx BYx THEx INCORRECTxITEMxONLYxANDxTHATxTHEREx SHALLx BEx NOx LIABILITYx INx ANYx EVENTx BEYONDxTHExAMOUNTxPAIDxFORxSUCHx ADVERTISEMENTx 4HEx PUBLISHERx SHALLx NOTx BEx LIABLEx FORx SLIGHTx CHANGESx ORx TYPOGRAPHICALx ERRORSx THATxDOxNOTxLESSENxTHExVALUExOFxANx ADVERTISEMENT BCCLASSIĂ™EDCOMx CANNOTx BEx RESPONSIBLEx FORx ERRORSx AFTERx THEx Ă™RSTx DAYx OFx PUBLICATIONx OFx ANYx ADVERTISEMENTx.OTICExOFxERRORSxONx THEx Ă™RSTx DAYx SHOULDx IMMEDIATELYx BEx CALLEDx TOx THEx ATTENTIONx OFx THEx #LASSIĂ™EDx $EPARTMENTx TOx BEx CORRECTEDx FORx THEx FOLLOWINGx EDITIONBCCLASSIĂ™EDCOMxRESERVESx THExRIGHTxTOxREVISE xEDIT xCLASSIFYxORx REJECTx ANYx ADVERTISEMENTx ANDx TOx RETAINx ANYx ANSWERSx DIRECTEDx TOx THEx BCCLASSIĂ™EDCOMx "OXx 2EPLYx 3ERVICEx ANDx TOx REPAYx THEx CUSTOMERxFORxTHExSUMxPAIDxFORxTHEx ADVERTISEMENTxANDxBOXxRENTAL
!DVERTISERSx AREx REMINDEDx THATx 0ROVINCIALx LEGISLATIONx FORBIDSx THEx PUBLICATIONxOFxANYxADVERTISEMENTx WHICHx DISCRIMINATESx AGAINSTx ANYx PERSONxBECAUSExOFxRACE xRELIGION x SEX x COLOUR x NATIONALITY x ANCESTRYx ORxPLACExOFxORIGIN xORxAGE xUNLESSx THEx CONDITIONx ISx JUSTIĂ™EDx BYx Ax BONAx Ă™DEx REQUIREMENTx FORx THEx WORKxINVOLVED
#OPYRIGHTx ANDORx PROPERTIESx SUBSISTx INx ALLx ADVERTISEMENTx ANDx INx ALLx OTHERx MATERIALx APPEARINGx INx THISx EDITIONx OFx BCCLASSIĂ™ED COMx 0ERMISSIONx TOx REPRODUCEx WHOLLYxORxINxPARTxANDxINxANYxFORMx WHATSOEVER x PARTICULARLYx BYx Ax PHOTOGRAPHICx ORx OFFSETx PROCESSx INxAxPUBLICATIONxMUSTxBExOBTAINEDx INxWRITINGxFROMxTHExxPUBLISHERx!NYx UNAUTHORIZEDxREPRODUCTIONxWILLxBEx SUBJECTxTOxRECOURSExINxLAW
!DVERTISEĂĽACROSSĂĽ 6ANCOUVERĂĽ)SLANDĂĽ INĂĽTHEĂĽĂĽBEST READĂĽCOMMUNITYĂĽ NEWSPAPERS /.ĂĽ4(%ĂĽ7%"
LOST AND FOUND
IF YOU want to drink, that is your business. If you want to STOP, we can help. Alcoholics Anonymous. 1-800-883-3968
BRADLEY CENTRE Members and guests Luncheon September 30th/11 @ 12:00 Noon
Masonic Daylight Lodge Meeting
NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE ESTATE OF RAYMOND BERTRAM ALFRED OLAN also known as RAYMOND BERTRUM OLAN, also known as RAYMOND OLAN, DECEASED LATE OF PARKSVILLE, BC WHO
Judy Jones, October 1953 â€“ September 2011,
passed away suddenly last week surrounded by loved ones. Judy was born in Victoria, BC, where she lived until she was 12, when her family moved to Powell River, BC. She graduated from the University of Victoria, taught brieďŹ‚y in Kelowna, BC before settling in Parksville. Judy was a passionate educator, who taught in many of the districtâ€™s schools. Judy was predeceased by her Dad, Alan Jones and survived by her mother, Jessie Jones. She will be forever remembered by: her loving partner Roelof Elzinga, children of Jim Powell, Graham Powell (Ashley), Jeanette Martin (Mike) and Ian Powell, treasured grandchild Isabella Martin, sisters, Lynne Broekhuizen (Jack) and Alma Vanâ€™t Schip (Brian), brother, Wayne Jones (Suzy) and countless other friends, family, co-workers and students. She will be fondly remembered by all who were fortunate to know her. Judy loved the outdoors, traveling, playing and listening to music, spending time with friends and teaching elementary school. You are invited to join in a Celebration of Judyâ€™s Life on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 1:30pm at the Winchelsea Elementary School gym, 140 Renz Road, Parksville, B.C.
JOHNSON, Lloyd Charles 1938 â€“ 2011
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€Ś. He was one of those people that would give his shirtâ€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€™s memory may be made to the North Island Wildlife Recovery Association, PO Box 364, Errington, BC V0R 1V0. â€˜You left us too soon and will be sadly missed alwaysâ€™ 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€™s assets will be distributed, having regard only to claims that have then been received. The Canada Trust Company, Executor CLARK WILSON LLP Solicitors
Farrington Sept. 7,1980 Sept. 27, 2008
DIED JULY 6TH, 2010.
Creditors and all others having claims against the Estate of RAYMOND BERTRAM ALFRED OLAN, also known as RAYMOND BERTRUM OLAN, also known as RAYMOND OLAN are hereby notiďŹ ed pursuant to s. 38 of the Trustee Act, that particulars of their claims and any security held by them, should be sent to the Administer of the said Estate, c/o the Solicitor for the Estate at the address set out below, on or before the 30th day of November,2011, after which date the Administrator will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Administrator then has notice. THOMAS & COMPANY Barristers, Solicitors & Notaries Public #6 - 162 W. Harrison Ave, PO Box 1779, Parksville, BC, V9P 2H6
LOST. TOYOTA CAR keys. Reward. at Parksville Curling Centre. (250)927-0627.
TRAVEL GETAWAYS LONG BEACH - Ucluelet Deluxe waterfront cabin, sleeps 6, BBQ. Fall special. 2 nights $239 / 3 nights $299. Pets Okay. Rick 604-306-0891
CHILDREN CHILDCARE AVAILABLE FARRAHâ€™S Friends Playcare F/T & P/T for 2 yrs+ Call Erin at 250-248-6112.
SPACES AVAILABLE 452 E. Island Hwy (Next to Boston Pizza) Tel: (250) 248-8128 Preschool/Group Child Care Before & After School Care Pickupâ€™s / Drop offâ€™s Parksville/Qualicum
School District 69 (Qualicum)
DATING SERVICE. Longterm/short-term relationships, Free to try!!! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call: #4011 or 1-888-5346984. Live adult 1on1 Call: 1866-311-9640 or #4010. Meet Local Single Ladies. 1-877804-5381. (18+).
School District 69 (Qualicum) is accepting applications for the following temporary vacancies: School OfďŹ ce Assistant This unionized position will be 25 hours per week commencing as soon as possible until July 6, 2012. School Secretary This unionized position will be 25 hours per week commencing as soon as possible until December 16, 2011. Closing date for applications is noon, Tuesday, October 11, 2011. For a complete list of qualiďŹ cations and how to apply please visit Employment Opportunities on our website: www.sd69.bc.ca
LOST AND FOUND FOUND EARRING Silver on Black Drop with Turquoise Bead. Call Mike at Seniors Centre, 250-752-6037. (wrong phone number in previous lost ad). LOST: HUB cap for a (Toyota Matrix), 5 spoke. Call 250-7529272.
IN MEMORIAM A thousand times we needed you, a thousand times we cried. If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died. A heart of gold stopped beating, two twinkling eyes closed to rest. God broke our hearts to prove, He only took the best. Never a day goes by, that youâ€™re not in our hearts & souls. Love always; Mom, Dad, Charlene, Courtney, Brittaney, Tommy & Tristan xoxoxoxoxoxo
School District 69 (Qualicum) is accepting applications for Spare Bus Drivers to work on an â€œon-callâ€? basis. Closing date for applications is noon, Tuesday, October 11, 2011. For a complete list of qualiďŹ cations and how to apply please visit Employment Opportunities on our website: www.sd69.bc.ca
File No.: 10760
IS THERE an agent for Mary Kay Cosmetics in the PV or QB area? Phone 250-7523938.
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES NETWORKING, Gold & Silver investors wanted. A global network marketing experience like no other. Contact Tom @ 250-607-9991.
YOUR COMMUNITY, YOUR CLASSIFIEDS Call 310-3535
Courses Starting Now!
Get certiďŹ ed in 13 weeks 12160 - 88th Ave Sry. BC
1.888.546.2886 Visit: www.lovecars.ca ONLINE, COLLEGE Accredited, Web Design Training, Administered by the Canadian Society for Social Development. Learn from the comfort of home! Starts October 24. Apply today: www.ibde.ca PHARMACY TECH trainees needed! Retail Pharmacies & hospitals need certiďŹ ed techs & assistants! No experience? Need training? Local training & job placement is available! 1888-778-0461. TRAIN TO Be an Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 31 years of success! Government certiďŹ ed. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456.
Bodyworks Fitness for women will be starting classes soon. Now accepting resumes for instructors 162 Morison Ave., Parksville 250-248-3346 COMOX VALLEY RV requires a Sales Manager, Finance Manager and 2 Sales Representatives. Automotive sales experience an asset. Please email your resume to: email@example.com DELIVERY POSITION, parttime for farm operation. Must have Class 3 with air. Fax resume to: 250-752-6277. F/T POSITIONS open for Landscape Maint & Construction Co. Only persons with valid DL & exp need apply. Please reply with resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org KODIAK WIRELINE Services Partnership is hiring experienced operators/drivers for Slave Lake, Edson, Morinville branches with a signing bonus up to $5000. (dependent on experience). Apply to: email@example.com or fax to 780-418-0834. LOG TRUCK mechanic for Kurt Leroy Trucking LTD. Welding an asset. Ben. inc. To start immed. Campbell River. Fax resume to 250-287-9914.
Looking for a NEW job? www.bcjobnetwork.com
THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011 •
PERSONAL SERVICES HELP WANTED
PART-TIME EXPERIENCED maintenance person with mechanical background. Knowledge of equipment maintenance and equipment operation required. This is a seasonal position for busy farm operation. Wages negotiated upon experience. Please fax resume to: 250752-6277.
The Lemare Group is currently seeking a heavy duty mechanic for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Email resume to ofﬁce@lemare.ca or fax to: 250-956-4888.
www.bcjobnetwork.com HELP WANTED
We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilﬁeld construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilﬁeld roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051.
CARE Aide required for a young woman with physical challenges. Must have care aide ceritﬁcation, valid driver’s licence, be physically ﬁt and enthusiastic. Please contact Program Coordinator at 250 752 0896 for information and interview schedule.
ALBERTA BASED Company looking to hire experienced mulcher, feller buncher and processor operators. Requires drivers licence, work in Northern Alberta including camp jobs. Please email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 780-488-3002.
HEAVY DUTY or Commercial Transport Mechanic required. Competitive wages and beneﬁts. Please email:
NARSF Programs Ltd.
Care Providers Needed Up to $ 3000 monthly
Value Village NOW HIRING
If you’re friendly, innovative, hard-working and interested in retail . . . we want you to be a part of our NEW team! Value Village offers professional working environment, in-house training, unlimited advancement opportunities, Àexible hours and full bene¿ts package.
FULL&&PART PARTTIME TIME POSITIONS FULL POSITIONS NOWAVAILABLE AVAILABLE OUR NOW ATAT OUR YORKTON LOCATION OPENING SOON! COURTNEY LOCATION OPENING SOON!
Best Western Plus Westerly Convention Centre PLEASE APPLYHotel IN &PERSON Ramada 1590 Cliffe Hotel Avenue 100 Broadway St. E. Courtney, BC, V9N 2K4 Yorkton, SK th Sept 27 ~ 10 am 6 pm th Sept 13 th ~ 10 am - 6 pm Sept 28 th~ 10 am - 6 pm Sept 14 ~ 10 am - 6 pm Sept. 2915thth~~ 10 10am am- 6-pm 6 pm Sept EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS
Healthcare is the #1 employer in B.C. Become a HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT • Job Security • Great Wages • Career Opportunities Small class sizes with a hands-on approach to learning.
GET PAID Daily! Now accepting: Simple P/T & F/T Online computer related work. No experience is needed. No fees or charges to participate. Start today, www.BCWOC.com START TODAY From home, Company needs workers, P/T & F/T, No experience needed. Your approval is instant and guaranteed. Get Details at: www.BasicOnlineWork.com
Looking for a NEW job?
Employment Opportunity for
(Permanent Full Time Position) Competition No. 2011-66
The Regional District of Nanaimo has a permanent full time employment opportunity for an Operator II in the Wastewater Services area of the Regional and Community Utilities Department. This position will be of interest to individuals who are looking for an opportunity to positively contribute to a dynamic and innovative work environment. We offer a competitive salary and beneﬁts package. Visit our website at www.rdn.bc.ca for a complete job posting and job description.
CARRIERS Needed in
Needed in your area.
Call The News at 248-4341 ext. 260
The Parksville/Qualicum Beach News is
looking for a responsible person to deliver in your area! Anyone who is interested in making some extra cash and getting a little exercise at the same time is asked to call The News circulation at 248-4341, ext. 260. Routes are temporarily covered. We are looking for permanent carriers for these routes.
Call The News at 248-4341 ext. 260
The Parksville/Qualicum Beach News is
CURRENT ROUTES AVAILABLE:
Chartwell Rt #618 papers looking for a responsible person- to138 deliver in your area! Cantebury, Cardinal, Sunrise, Windsor, Aquarius, Anyone who is interested in making some extra cash and Lancaster, Kensington getting a little exercise at the same- time is asked to call Qualicum Route #622 64 papers Aldous, Cottonwood, Hemsworth Rd. & Village Way The News circulation at 248-4341, ext. 260. Qualicum Route #658 - 85 papers Routes are temporarily covered. We are looking for 1st Ave W, Alder, Harlech, Mill, Moresby & Sangster permanent carriers these routes. Qualicum Route #642 - 60forpapers 5th&6th Ave w., Garden Rd w., & Primrose St.
CURRENT ROUTES AVAILABLE: Qualicum Woods Rt #604 - 82 papers Dogwood, Linden, Qualicum, Quatna & Tyee
Chartwell Rt #618 - 138 papers
Qualicum Woods Rt #606 - 46 papers
Cantebury, Cardinal, Sunrise, Windsor,Illiqua Aquarius, Lancaster, Kensington Hall, Hemsworth, & Namqua Qualicum Woods #609 15 papers, Qualicum RouteRt#622 - 64- papers Timberlane Place Aldous, Cottonwood, Hemsworth Rd. & Village Way
Qualicum Woods Rt #610 - 58 papers
Qualicum Route #658 - 85 papers
Juniper, Nootka, Sumac & Tamarack
1st Ave W,Woods Alder, Harlech,RtMill,#615 Moresby- &73 Sangster Qualicum papers Hazelwood, Hollywood, Juniper & Redwood
Qualicum Route #642 - 60 papers
MS UNIFOOR FREE ed ~ er ff e Tim ~ Limit
PROGRAM STARTS OCTOBER & NOVEMBER IN PARKSVILLE
CALL NOW! Funding may be available.
Your Career Starts Here
ALTERNATIVE FOREST Operations is a dynamic growing BC Forestry business, providing extraordinary performance for our customers and crew. We have immediate openings for the following positions. . Skyline Hooktender . Rigging Slingers . Chokermen . Certiﬁed Fallers If you are a safe high level performer, experienced and work well with others contact us! Mail resume to AFO, 3818 Cowichan Lake Rd, Duncan, BC, V9L 6K2. Email: email@example.com. Website: www.heli-log.com
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.
HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVERS / BARTENDERS needed. Must have “Serving it Right”, a positive attitude and must be able to work night shifts & weekends. Apply to: The French Creek Marine Pub, #1-1025 Lee Rd, Parksville.
Qualicum Woods Rt #608 - 85 papers
5th&6th Ave w., Garden Rd w., & Primrose St.
Aspen, Chester, Hawthorne, Sycamore & Tamarack
Qualicum Woods Rt #604- 54- 82papers papers Parksville Rt #314 Baldwin Paciﬁ c Cres., Sunrise Dogwood,Rd., Linden, Qualicum, Quatna & TyeeDr.
Parksville Rt #112 - 58 papers
Qualicum Woods Rt #606 - 46 papers
Levirs, Martindale, Stanford Ave E. & Wain Rd.
Hall, Hemsworth, Illiqua-& Namqua Parksville Rt #176 47 papers
Blenkin, Brice, Pym & Rylands Qualicum Woods Rt #609 - 15 papers,Timberlane Place Parksville Rt #187 - 83 papers Qualicum WoodsHumphrey Rt #610 -&58Rheumer papersCres. Church rd., Clarkson,
Juniper, Nootka, Sumac -& Tamarack Parksville Rt #190 17 papers 310 Pym St. N.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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; email@example.com or Jamie Flicek 780-846-2241 fax; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
ALL YOU NEED IN PRINT AND ONLINE www.bcclassiﬁed.com
Consider Dental Implants.
Participate in a metal-free, all CERAMIC dental implant study and save up to 50%. Call for FREE consultation:
A32 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011 HOME/BUSINESS 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
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
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.
Find an expert in your community bcclassiﬁed.com
PETS AND LIVESTOCK
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
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
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.
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
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.)
GUNS WANTED: I want to buy your guns. Call (250)4687533.
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
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
QUALITY WORKMANSHIP GUARANTEED
FREE SCRAP METAL DROP OFF INCL. APPLIANCES
Call 250-951-0504 Cell 250-951-1423
• ADDITIONS • SUN ROOMS • BATHROOMS • KITCHENS • COMMERCIAL • DECKS/PATIOS • WINDOWS/DOORS • CUSTOM MILLWORK FREE ESTIMATES
Construction - Remodeling Toll Free: 1-800-841-3766
Dogleg Road Self-Storage
10ft x 10ft - $85.00 5ft x 10ft - $53.00 Includes HST
For Details phone
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!
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
•Top •Fall •Trim •Chip •Remove
WILSON ENTERPRISES THE TREE PEOPLE
TREE SERVICE Free Estimates. Insured.
Serving our area since 1972.
Coastal BUILDING SERVICES Cell 250-951-7675 email@example.com •Driveway Sealing •Moss Kill & Removal •Painting Specials FREE •Roofs & Gutters estimates •Fences & Decks •Power Washing •References Available GARDENING
Gardener IS A CERTIFIED ARBORIST • Pruning / Hedges • Tree Trimming • Property Maintenance • Lawn Renovations • Waterwise Landscaping • Irrigation Repairs • Yard Cleanups • Lawn Cutting • And More
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.
THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011 •
HOMES FOR RENT
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.
FREE CASH Back with $0 down at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877792-0599. DLN 30309. Free delivery www.autocreditfast.ca
SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING
INSTANT AUTO Credit. We can ﬁnance your auto loan in minutes, you Drive Home Now or we deliver to BC & Alberta www.DriveHomeNow.com
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
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.
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.
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
Classiﬁeds can rev you up!
(WHISKEY CREEK) Self contained bachelor, $550. NS/NP. All incld’d, wireless internet and satellite TV as well. Call (250)752-9793.
SUITES, UPPER NORTH QUALICUM- 600 sq ft 1 bdrm, separate entry suite. W/D, N/S, pets neg. $600+ utils. Oct, 1. 250-951-9327. PARKSVILLE 2bdrm, newly reno’d, large yard, quiet culde-sac, deck, storage, 5 appls, NS/NP. $775 1-250-654-0713
BUYING - RENTING- SELLING
Call us today • 310-3535 •
Garage Sales 4OxPLACExYOURxADxINxTHISxSECTIONxCALLx
Parksville trees crowned By AUREN RUVINSKY NEWS REPORTER Continuing work they did in June, the City of Parksville is crowning 25 trees in Community Park this week. The city removed the crowns or tops of eleven trees in the park in June. The work is the result of an assessment by an independent International Society of Arboriculture arborist that found many dead and structurally failing portions of otherwise healthy trees. The work is being done in the area bordered by the children’s playground (Lions Venture Land), the chain link fence to the west, the open area field to the south and the ball field and will complete the project. Many of the trees in the park were topped about 35 years ago, which caused them to decay and they are dying from the top down. The park has mature species which have been subject to stresses such as heavy winds, previous poor pruning practices, including topping, as well as from age and soil compaction which is caused by vehicle and pedestrian traffic in the area. Aware they would eventually need to be replaced, the city has been underplanting the older trees and is monitoring and will continue to replant trees to maintain the urban forest environment. firstname.lastname@example.org
Workers are not cutting trees down in the park, just crowning them. NEWS FILE PHOTO
B.C. leads countr y in puff decline British Columbia has the lowest smoking rate in Canada for the 12th year in a row at 14.3 per cent, says the 2010 Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey (CTUMS). B.C.’s overall smoking rate fell to 14.3 per cent in 2010 from 14.9 per cent in 2009, while the national average is 17 per cent. Ontario has the second-lowest rate at 15 per cent, with Saskatchewan the highest at 21 per cent. Most positively, B.C.’s smoking rate for ages 15 to 19 decreased from 13
per cent in 2009 to 8.9 per cent in 2010. This is the lowest rate achieved since 1999. The national rate is 12 per cent. “This further fall in smoking prevalence in B.C. provides additional support for the broad-based and comprehensive health-promotion strategies that we have invested in here in B.C.” said provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall in a media release. “I am especially pleased to see that the youth smoking rate continues to decline.
By reaching youth now, we are literally saving lives down the road.” Despite having the lowest rate in the country, more than 6,000 British Columbians die from tobacco use every year. The cost to the B.C. economy is approximately $2.3 billion annually, including more than $605 million for direct health-care costs. To help further reduce smoking the provincial government is adding smoking cessation drugs and 100 per cent coverage of eligible nicotine
gum or patches for smokers who wish to quit, to the PharmaCare coverage as of Sept. 30. The province, through Healthy Families BC, is also providing advice and assistance through things like the ongoing QuitNow Services. QuitNow provides support to British Columbians who want to quit smoking 24 hours a day, free-of-charge by phone or online. For more info, call 1-877-455-2233 or visit: www.QuitNow.ca. — News staff
Stay Safe TOWN OF QUALICUM BEACH Incorporated 1942
ESTATE SALE 127 FERN ROAD, EAST QUALICUM BEACH Wednesday, Sept 28 Thursday, Sept 29 Friday, Sept 30 10am-3pm. Many interesting items, come & see what we have! Hosted by Smart Move Services smartmoveservices.ca
Sorry Sale Canceled
NANOOSE 2439 Cross Rd. (Red Gap Area) Sept 29 (10-5), 30 (10-5), Oct 1 (9-5). Clothes, vintage childs bed, lots of plants, dishes, misc. furniture, books. Lots of misc. too much to mention. Hosted by Remember That Island Picker. Call 250-9270500
PARKSVILLE - Wembley Mall Flea Market & Book Sale to support the SPCA. Books, collectibles, pet supplies, household items, bedding, puzzles & toys. DVD’s, Xmas items & much more. Fri Sept 30 (9-7) & Sat. Oct 1st (9-4)
INVITE THE WHOLE NEIGHBOURHOOD
PARKSVILLE, Oceanside Community Church (Opposite Co-op on Alberni Hwy). Sat, Oct 1st (9-1). Huge INDOOR Sale
to your garage sale with a classiﬁed ad
WHERE BUYERS AND SELLERS MEET
NOTICE OF PROVISION OF ASSISTANCE Community Charter s. 24
The Town of Qualicum Beach intends to provide assistance to Environment Canada by issuing a Licence of Occupation to use Town-owned land at the Qualicum Beach Airport, 1000 Ravensbourne Lane, for the purpose of continuing the installation, operation and maintenance of the Federal Surface Weather Network Station. The Licence of Occupation permits occupying an approximate 10 m2 for equipment plus 1 m2 for a 10 m wind sensor tower, and a cable route area, for a licence fee for the term of $1.00, including Ground Maintenance, which is less than its market value, during a 5-year term, ending December 31, 2016, with the option to renew the Licence for a further ﬁve-year term. The Town also receives the public beneﬁt of access to community weather data. Trudy Coates Corporate Administrator Town of Qualicum Beach
Your independence may increase with home medical equipment that helps provide safety in your bathroom.
the home equipment specialists
2517 Bowen Rd. Unit 106 Nanaimo BC V9T 3L2 Phone:(250) 756-9875 Toll-free: 1-800-667-1406
A34 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011
meet the PROFESSIONALS FOR THE BEST IN QUALITY, SERVICE & PRODUCTS CALL OR VISIT THESE FINE BUSINESSES! RACCOON, RABBIT & DEER PROBLEMS?
Our Systems Work!
Grand Entrance or
Large or Small they are Never Less than Grand
1st Month FREE!
Call C ll Roger Call R g f for a free f E Estimate ti t
TRADE IN - JUST ARRIVED!
• Fully Qualiﬁed Mechanic • Brake Service • Tires • Batteries • Accessories • Tune-Ups • Cooling System Flush • Fuel Injection • Gov’t Testing Station
GAS BAR OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
431 E., Island Hwy., Parksville
FERRIS FENCING 430 Grovehill
250-248-2313 250 248 2313 for Details.
Two locations in Parksville
www.ferrisfencing.com * email@example.com Wildlife, Horse, Farm and Electric Fencing
HEATED STORAGE AVAILABLE
Automobile Repairs & Service PARKSVILLE PETROCAN SERVICE
1996 Mallard 19N Travel Trailer Nice condition ... Hunter’s Special SPECIAL $6,990
Now w you can repaint instead of replacing your ur cabinetry for a fabulous make over withh a huge return on investment. Whether your ur cabinets are wood, melamine, MDF or thermoplastic. Beauti-tone Cabinet and Furniture rniture paint will adhere to the substrate withh no primer required.
Get the Card
MURPHY BEDS® by #9 - 140 Terminal Avenue (in the City Centre Plaza)
COLON HYDROTHERAPY INC. • Constipation • Detoxiﬁcation • Weight Loss • And so much more!
Reversal of autointoxication is an essential strategy for any lasting healing process and vital to the prevention of disease.
For appointment, more information, or just curious?
Call TAMARA today • 250-752-3335 702 Beach Rd, Qualicum Beach
“The road to health is paved with good intestines.”
248-9221 • 142 Morison Ave. UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP
WITH THIS COUPON
BUY 1 GET 1 HALF PRICE
ON BEAUTI-TONE PAINT.
Available A il bl at: t
702A Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach
Now open in Nanaimo!
ask for details
An increase in conﬁdence & improved body image Greater ability to perform daily activities Improves strength & posture Weight loss/weight management Call Scarlett Luke, Certiﬁed Personal Trainer
“Come see the difference”
1421 East Island Hwy., Nanoose Bay www.bigboystoys.ca
CLIP & SAVE
You can have a mobile trainer for as little as $16.80 a day! The beneﬁts of exercise include:
Open 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 Tuesday-Saturday 250-753-BEDS (2337)
Technically chnically advanced waterborne alkyd urethane ethane emulsion that cleans up with water, ter, and dries to a melamine-tough enamel. amel.
(on approved credit) Stk#3010A All 2011’s n ale
Thee latest technically advanced innovation from m Beauti-Tone is our eco-friendly, bio-based o-based Cabinet and Furniture paint.
Thee excellent paint ﬂow makes roller and brush ush marks disappear for a factory-like pearl, arl, scrub and stain resistant ﬁnish.
~ Psychic sychic Readings Available ~ ~ Handmade Jewellery ~ ~ Handmade Gifts ~ ~ Re-purposed Furniture ~
From $233 monthly $0 money down
142 Morison Avenue, Parksville
CEDAR ROOF RES
Restore Your Cedar Roof and Save $$$ Low Pressure High Volume Wash #1 Oil Base Preservative in N. America
Free Quote: 250-740-5357 www.FlowCedarRoofRestoration.ca
This space is the best way to get your message across. Call today! cpi p Pumps p & Irrigation g Irrigation g Sales and Service • agricultural • pumps • water treatment • residential • commercial • drip
250.954.0023 250 954 0023
1080 Industrial Way. Parksville www.cpipumpsandirrigation.com
ALL DENTAL PLANS WELCOME DISABILITY PLANS WELCOME (no cost to patients)
THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011 •
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-
ate impact in the dressing room and on the ice.” Seeing their first action on the weekend as Generals was hard-charging forward Taylor
Grabowski, and Garett Kemmler, a shifty offensive minded blueliner picked up last week in a trade for Jaden Schmeisser. SEE
STORM ON A38
Oceanside’s new soccer team starts with win By JAMES CLARKE PQ NEWS SPORTS Oceanside unveiled its’ high
octane U16-U18 Boys house team down at QB Rec Fields on Sunday, as ‘the Q-crew’ rolled over the Ladysmith Lightening 4-2 in
their home opener. Comprised primarily of KSS players, both juniors and seniors, the team is coached by Butch Gayton and Chris Knox and competes in the 10-team mid-Isalnd league. There is another Oceanside team in the league which is made up primarily of Parksville players.
As for Sunday’s match, Ladysmith opened the scoring early, about 10 minutes in on their first foray into the offensive zone, and Oceanside’s Will Beckingham tied it up at one’s, which is how it stood at the half, when he beat two defenders the blasted one low corner from just inside the 18 yard box.
2011 RANGER SUPER CAB SPORT 4X2 Share our Employee Price
Purchase Finance For Only
14,849 199 5.49%
Total Price Adjustment
per month ﬁnanced over 72 months with $2,650 down
Offers include $1,450 freight.
9.8L/100km 29 MPG HWY ** 13.5L/100km 21 MPG CITY **
Get your employee price today, only at your BC Ford store.
“Great individual effort,” said Gayton. Ladysmith scored early to start the second half “on a botched defensive clearing” to go up 2-1, then returned the favour when they scored an owngoal off a Brett Binnersly cross to even it 2-2. SEE
MOST ON A36
WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ^Employee Pricing (“Employee Pricing”) is available from June 16/11 to August 31/11 (the “Program Period”) on the purchase or lease of most new 2011/2012 Ford/Lincoln vehicles (excluding all chassis cab and cutaway body models, F-150 Raptor and Mustang BOSS 302). Employee Pricing refers to A-Plan pricing ordinarily available to Ford employees (excluding any CAW negotiated program or other periodic employee special offer). The new vehicle must be delivered or factory ordered during the Program Period from your participating Ford Dealer. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Employee Pricing is not combinable with, CPA, GPC, CFIP, Daily Rental Allowance, A/X/Z/D/F-Plan and A/Z-Plan Loyalty program incentives. *Purchase a new 2011 Ranger Super Cab Sport 4x2 for $14,849 after Total Eligible Price Adjustments of $6,600 deducted (Total Eligible Price Adjustment is a combination of Employee Price adjustment of $1,600 and Delivery Allowance of $5,000). Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Employee Price Adjustments and Delivery Allowances have been deducted. Offer includes freight of $1,450 but excludes variable charges of license, fuel ﬁll charge, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Delivery Allowances can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Delivery Allowances are not combinable with any ﬂeet consumer incentives. †Choose 5.49% annual percentage rate (APR) purchase ﬁnancing on a new 2011 Ranger Super Cab Sport 4x2 for a maximum of 72 months to qualiﬁed retail customers, OAC from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Purchase ﬁnancing monthly payment is $199 with a down payment of $2,650 or equivalent trade-in. Cost of borrowing is $2,146.91 or APR of 5.49% and total to be repaid is $14,345.91. Purchase ﬁnance offer includes freight of $1,450 but excludes variable charges of license, fuel ﬁll charge, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Taxes are payable on the full amount of the purchase price. Dealer may sell for less. Offers vary by model and not all combinations will apply. Offers are available to customers taking retail incentives and may only be available on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. **Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2011 Ranger FEL 4X2 2.3L I4 5-Speed manual transmission: [10.0L/100km (28MPG) city, 7.7/100km (37MPG) hwy] / 2011 Ranger 4X2 4.0L V6 5-speed Manual transmission (model priced): [13.5L/100km (21MPG) City, 9.8L/100km (29MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading and driving habits.
New U16-U18 team includes juniors and seniors from all over the region, but many are from Kwalikum Seconday School
A36 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011
CONTINUED FROM A35
Most of the team not used to playing together
Blowout! $ 95 34
Oil Change, Lube L & Filter Service $ 95 Tire Rotation tion with oil Change
Brake ake Inspection
Parksville Service Petro Canada 431 E. Island Hwy.
CONOR ENRIGHT Age: 18 North Vancouver, BC
6’4” - 195 lbs. Fav NHL player TJ Oshie Fav NHL team Canucks Pre-game rituals:
Western Hockey League
NEXT HOME GAME: Peninsula Panthers • Sat., Oct. 8, 7:30pm BROUGHT TO YOU BY
Sales 250-951-9957 • Service 250-951-9888 WWW.BLUENOSEMOTOR.COM
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
at least 80 per cent of the time Sunday and would have scored
“WE WANT TO MAKE YOU SMILE!” NEW PATIENTS ALWAYS WELCOME. OPEN SOME EVENINGS. Dr. Chris Gill
Dr. Vic Kooner
At Bayview Dental we deliver the highest quality family dentistry and offer a full range of general dental and cosmetic procedures.
Phone for an appointment today!
202 - 661 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach
more gaols had it not been for Ladysmith’s keeper and numerous cross bars and goal posts. KSS Gr. 12 keeper Kevin Frampton was away on Sunday but is also on the team and will be used for one half only per game for the house team “because he’s also great out (so) beyond that it’s keeper by committee right now.”
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.
TOUR IN TOWN ~ Thursday, Sept. 29th, Qualicum Beach Come welcome the riders to Oceanside in Qualicum Townsquare ~ Festivities kick off at 11:30am Music, Town Crier, meet & greet and photo ops
OCEANSIDE COMMUNITY DINNER & AUCTION ~ Thurs, Sept. 29th, 5:30-10pm, Parksville Dinner at Parksville Community and Conference Centre Tickets $50 each, available at the Canadian Cancer Society office in Qualicum and Thrifty Foods in Parksville
SERIOUS COFFEE BEAN DRIVE ~ Happening now until October 7th Look for your favourite rider’s picture on bags of coffee beans at all 26 locations on Vancouver Island $2 from each 1lb bag will be donated to Tour de Rock
Contact Mid Vancouver Island Community Fundraising Co-ordinator, Jennifer Sears Cell: 250.713.5880 ~ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org visit us on: www.facebook.com/CopsforCancerBC OR follow us on twitter: @cancersocietybc and mention #CopsforCancerBC www.tourderock.ca OR text FIGHT to 45678 to make a $5 donation* *terms at mobilegiving.ca
THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011 •
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.
The varsity Whalers’ defence will be a key component to this year’s team. JAMES CLARKE PHOTO
HOW CAN WE KEEP AMONG THE LOWEST POWER RATES IN NORTH AMERICA? SMART METERS. BC Hydro is replacing the existing power
power loss. In fact, upgrading to smart
meters serving our homes. It’s an
meters will save customers money —
investment in the future of our province.
about $70 million in savings*. It’s all part
Right now BC has among the lowest
of the plan to renew BC’s electrical
electricity rates in North America.
systems, to ensure clean, reliable power
Upgrading to smart meters will help
for generations to come. Learn more at
keep rates low by creating a more
efﬁcient power system and reducing
*As included in BC Hydro’s most recent three year rate ﬁling to the British Columbia Utilities Commission.
A38 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011
K.P.K. – Goldsmith Inc. –
IN % EVERYTHING OUR WINDOW
Princess Cut Diamond Ring
.71 Ca Canadian Diamond set inot Diamo 18Kt. yellow gold
Ladies Pearl Ring set in 14Kt yellow gold with .82tw diamonds Reg. $4,600
Emerald Cut Diamond over 1ct. centre stone in 18Kt White setting with 2.3tw of diamonds.
Citrine and Diamond pendant set in 18K white gold. Citrine it 46.67tw
18K Rose Gold Pendant with chain with 1.44tw of Diamonds
Custom Made Jewellry - All A Wo Work Done Onsite nsite
Big Gen Josiah Habighorst gives a Storm a face wash during Sunday’s VIJHL game at Oceanside Place.
Storm no match for Generals
On Sunday against the Storm, Kyle Yamasaki (Travis Briggs, Ethan Larson) staked the Gens to a 1-0 lead 6:30 in with his team-leadingh fifth goal of the season; Taylor Gray (Luke Tully) made it 2-zip at 13:50, and the Storm cut it to 2-1 at 14:53. Joel Issigonis (Riel Gibson) scored 2:04 into the second driving hard to the net. Taylor Grabowski (Briggs, Nathan Deyell) scored in similar fashion at 8:14 and
We’d like to know you better. At the PQB News we always put our readers ﬁrst. That way we keep you informed and connected with your community. We’d like you to assist our efforts by answering 9 simple questions about what’s important to you. — Peter McCully, Publisher
Please take our 5-minute survey and we’ll enter you for a chance to win…
A $600 00 Food, Fashion & Fitness Prize Package!
JAMES CLARKE PHOTO
CONTINUED FROM A35
Food, Fashion and Fitness Shopping Spree worth $600. You’ll enjoy a $200 dinner for two at the Pacific Prime Steak & Chop Restaurant & Lounge at the Beach Club Resort, a $200 shopping spree at Outsider, The Outdoor Store in Qualicum Beach as well as a $200 gift certificate from Genesis Boxing. Your feedback is important to us, so go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/B9WC38W and fill out the survey, or go to www.pqbnews.com and look for the “Survey and Win” link under “Community Links”. You can also fill out the survey on your smartphone by scanning the logo in this ad.
One survey and entry per person. Must be 19 years or older to participate. Shopping spree accepted as awarded. Winner will be a random draw of all survey entries.
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.
THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011 •
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
said quickly when asked what they’ll be doing on the off week. The JV’s are home this Saturday for an exhibition game against the West Van Highlanders.
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
guess who’s turning 30? if you said woodgrove, you just got yourself a birthday treat. Come celebrate with us on Friday, September 30 at 6 pm. Check in at one of our cupcake kiosks for a chance to win $30,000. Spend $30* on our birthday and show your receipts to Guest Services, from 6 –9 pm, and you’ll get a free $30 gift card.** Enjoy 30% off sales at participating retailers from 6 –9 pm. *Before taxes **First 300 customers. Offer valid for September 30 from 6 – 9 pm only.
Like us. woodgrovecentre.com/30
A40 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011
at y l l a c o L p o Sh
Felina Prima Donna Chantelle Triumph Van Elle Freya
DISCOVER US TODAY!
& So much more...
• Over 5 million titles at our ﬁngertips special orders welcome! • A “real bookstore” atmosphere • Knowledgeable, book-savvy staff to help you
• Certiﬁed Fitters • No appointments necessary • Very likely the largest independent lingerie selection on the island
We’re your local bookstores in Oceanside
MULBERRY BUSH BOOKSTORES 752-9722 248-1193 Thrifty Foods Centre Parksville
W. 2nd Ave. Heard Centre Qualicum Beach
174 C ORFIELD S TREET , P ARKSVILLE T HRIFTYS C ENTRE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
Pizza Fresh now delivering! Located in the Thrifty Foods Centre in Parksville, Pizza Fresh was started by Lefty’s Restaurants to bring a uniquely fresh product and approach to their customers. Artisan thin crust, unique fresh toppings and bold ﬂavours that are sure to become your favourites. Pizza Fresh also offers gluten free and ‘U’ Bake pizzas, a selection of heat and eat pastas and their famous salads and desserts.
Pizza Fresh embodies the same principles of quality food, service and satisfaction that you have come to expect from their existing restaurants over the years.
4-160 Corﬁeld Street, Parksville • 248-2585
Now 7 days a week to the Parksville and Quaicum Beach area, you can experience these fresh creations delivered straight to your door.
View their menu and order online at www.pizzafresh.ca or by phone at 250-586-2013.
15-90 up to
A SPECTACULAR SPECTACULA AFRICA PRESENTATION Presented by: Tom Maclean of
on clearance items
NOVEMBER 3, 2011
5 10 15
Space is Limited Call for Details
Judy M. Constable, CTC
Moira L’Huillier, CTC Marie Phillips
PARKSVILLE DOLPHIN TRAVEL 2008, INC.
160 Corﬁeld Street
Thrifty Foods Centre Parksville
Earn in-store rewards. Visit www.thriftyfoods.com or see in-store for more details. 280 E. Island HighwaY s Open daily from 7am to 10pM s .248.8823
Arts & Life
PARKSVILLE QUALICUM BEACH
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
THE NEWS’ Second Section
Tanga brings a slice of Cuba to hall
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
Latin rhythms bring crowd to their feet
By BRENDA GOUGH NEWS REPORTER
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,
Be creative with
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,
the Lazy Silver Backs, Susanne & Guy and Bob Herbison. The dance floor at the Errington War Memorial Hall was on fire as the crowd salsa danced the night away to Vancouver’s premier Afro-Latin dance band TANGA. The high-energy and charismatic group sizzled with infectious dance rhythms bringing a taste of Cuba to Oceanside on Saturday night. At the Coombs Rodeo Grounds indoor stage the ever popular Maloomba Boogie Band pulled in a big crowd once again
at Saturday’s Big Coombs Dance. The crowd boogied to good old-fashioned rock’n’ roll from one of the hardest working bands on Vancouver Island. On Sunday at The Old School House (TOSH) in Qualicum Beach, pianist Paolo Vairo was back by popular demand for the Music On Sunday concert series. The internationally esteemed virtuoso from Italy who now resides in Pennsylvania delivered another inspiring program of piano masterpieces. email@example.com
On Sale Now!
$ 89 sq. ft.
3 great styles to choose from
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY
For the warm look of wood, and ﬂoor that is extra hard, scratch resistant and easy care, laminate is a great choice.
Soft to the touch and simple to maintain. Choose from a range of eye catching designs in traditional and trendy patterns and colours.
BRENDA GOUGH PHOTO
% $ 69
Toto Berriel sings at the Errington Hall Saturday.
ON from September 15 to to March October12, 8, 2011 2011 11 ON NOW NOW from February 24
The Errington War Memorial Hall sprang to life on the weekend as dancers couldn’t help themselves from taking to the floor and even those who remained firmly rooted to their chairs bobbed, swayed and moved to the Latin rhythms of the Cuban style group, TANGA. Grammy-winning percussionist and
vocalist, “Toto” Berriel didn’t have to work too hard to get the crowd up Saturday night, not only entertaining with his music, but also teaching a word and phrase or two of Cuban lingo. The crowd lapped it up. Berreil has toured worldwide, singing, playing and teaching classes. His easy charm, curious mind and characteristic Cuban warmth were much in evidence on stage and were appreciated by those who attended the TANGA concert.
#4-287 MARTINDALE ROAD, PARKSVILLE #4BY THE ORANGE BRIDGE
SEE OUR FLYER FOR MORE SAVINGS!
www.parksvilleﬂoors.com Serving you for OVER 35 YEARS! You can use your
SEARS CREDIT CARD Financing Options Available.
B2 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011
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.
With files from Brenda Gough
Master gardener Bev Ford was on hand to give crucial advice to Oceanside gardeners at the Milner plant sale on Saturday. BRENDA GOUGH PHOTO
BLACK & WHITE AD
Come Join Us! ENTER TO WIN A 16GB iPAD OR ONE OF THREE $1000 BURSARIES!
ENTER TO WIN
OPEN HOUSE Discovery Community College Tuesday, September 27th 3:00 - 7:00pm Unit 201-160 Corﬁeld Street, Parksville Light refreshments served, ribbon cutting at 5:00pm.
HEALTH SERVICES Health Care Assistant Community Support Worker Dental Assistant Practical Nurse Access Practical Nurse Diploma (Generic)
TRADES ITA Carpentry Apprenticeship • Skills/Safety • Forming/Framing • Work Based Training Finishing/Renovations
BUSINESS Business Management Medical and Dental Ofﬁce Management Ofﬁce Administration Business Administration Medical Dental Ofﬁce Administration Computer Business Applications Accounting and Finance
WEB CODING & DESIGN Web Developer-Integrated Architecture and Media Art • Core Web Technologies • Advanced Web Architecture (Programming and Scripting) • Interactive Media and Art (Graphic Design and Media)
Visit our ‘State of the Art’ Dental Lab and learn more about our innovative and exciting programs!
BIKE PACKAGE • Tour de Rock Bike (Trek) • Team Helmet • Pedals & Shoes • Signed Tour de Rock Jersey FROM BICYCLE STORE VICTORIA
Chris Bush 2011 Black Press Tour de Rock Rider
ENTER ONLINE by Oct. 7th at:
bclocalnews.com/tour-de-rock OR AT:
Parksville Campus 250-468-7777 Your Career Starts Here
154 Middleton Ave., Parksville, B.C.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011 •
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.
Horne Lake Caves will be even spookier this coming Halloween. SUBMITTED PHOTO Starting October 8 and 9 and including Oct. 15-16, Oct. 22-23 and Oct. 29-30, visitors
can take part in a Five Minutes of Fear video contest, ghost story cave tours and,
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. email@example.com
RBC DOMINION SECURITIES
Royal Bank ...................... $46.09 Tim Hortons .....................$48.62 BCE ............................... $38.59 Stock Markets TSX ............................ 11,462.87 Dow Jones ..................10,771.48 Canadian Dollar ..... 0.9726 USD Gold ...........................$1,689.00 Oil ...................................$79.85 Natural Gas......................$3.734 Rate(s) as of Friday, Sept. 23, 2011. Prices and rates subject to change and availability.
TransCanada ................... $41.52 RIM .................................$21.98 Suncor ........................... $26.32 GIC’s 1 Year .............................. 1.75% 2 Year .............................. 1.85% 3 Year .............................. 2.11% 4 Year .............................. 2.36% 5 Year .............................. 2.61% Cashable.......................... 1.10% High Interest Account ....... 1.20% *minimum $20,000
Boost your returns with tax-efﬁcient investment strategies.
For more information, call Oliver Sayah & Associates Wealth Management Team at 250-248-2104 or 1-800-675-7240 Professional Wealth Management Since 1901 RBC Dominion Securities Inc.* and Royal Bank of Canada are separate corporate entities which are afﬁliated. *Member-Canadian Investor Protection Fund. ®Registered trademark of Royal Bank of Canada. Used under licence. RBC Dominion Securities is a registered trademark of Royal Bank of Canada. Used under licence. ©Copyright 2011. All rights reserved.
Losing Your Grip? Take this test: Colleen Lucas and Diane Duncan show off a quilt at French Creek Community School last spring, where they are looking for help creating a special memory quilt for the school to help celebrate its 100th anniversary of educating young people NEWS FILE PHOTO
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
❑ Missing teeth? ❑ Dentures loose? ❑ Sore gums? ❑ Dentures cracked or worn? ❑ Can’t chew properly? ❑ Dentures over 5 years old?
Unit 3, 160 Corﬁeld St., (Thrifty Foods Centre) Parksville
If you have checked any or all of these concerns, you should book an appointment as soon as possible to have your mouth and dentures examined.
Michelle Nelson, DD BPS Certiﬁed Clinic
250-951-2151 ABSOLUTELY AMADEUS A marvelous Mozart mixture performed by four of British Columbia's finest classical musicians: Gwen Thompson- violin, David Harding - viola, Eric Wilson - cello, Michelle Mares- piano
B4 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011
“JUST US” DANCE ORCHESTRA Mary Nelson “Swinging Into Fall”
Tickets $ 10.00
No Minors Please
Friday, Sept. 30th ~ 8:00pm Bradley Centre, Coombs
Yes! You Can! The News is printed using Canola Oil Based Ink. Safe for use in the bunny cage.
Your favourite newspaper at the click of a mouse... www.pqbnews.com
PUBLIC HEARING Bylaw No. 1615, 2011 - Regional Growth Strategy Pursuant to Section 855(2.1) of the Local Government Act, Notice is hereby given that two Public Hearings will be held with regard to the following proposed Bylaw: “Regional District of Nanaimo Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 1615, 2011” Public Hearing #1:
Location: on: time:
Public Hearing #2:
Location: on: time:
Beban Park Recreation Centre Lounge 2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo Wednesday, October 5, 2011 7:00 pm Qualicum Beach Civic Centre 747 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach Thursday, October 6, 2011 7:00 pm
Bylaw No. 1615 This bylaw if adopted would replace ‘Regional District of Nanaimo Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 1309, 2003’ and establish a new Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) for the Regional District of Nanaimo excluding Electoral Area ‘B’ (Gabriola Island) and First Nations Reserve lands (as shown on Figure 1). The proposed Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 1615 will establish a regional vision for sustainable growth and represent a commitment made by the RDN and the affected municipalities of the City of Nanaimo, City of Parksville, Town of Qualicum Beach and the District of Lantzville to a course of action involving shared social, economic and environmental goals. The RGS aims to establish a more sustainable pattern of development in the region over a twenty-ﬁve year period by encouraging and directing most new development in the region within designated Growth Containment Boundaries, thereby keeping urban settlement compact, protecting the integrity of rural and resource areas, protecting the environment, increasing servicing efﬁciency and retaining mobility within the region. Bylaw No. 1615 builds upon the current RGS emphasis on growth management to include a broader range of sustainability goals that address climate change, economic development, food security, and affordable housing.
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. email@example.com
Cancer champions sought for award The BC Cancer Agency is looking for exceptional individuals whose efforts help improve the lives of those living with cancer for their 2011 Community Caregiver Award. Anyone who provides care to cancer patients in B.C. is eligible, including all members of the community from nurses to pharmacists to
A copy of the proposed bylaw and related information are available for public inspection at the Regional District of Nanaimo ofﬁces located at 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (holidays excluded) until Thursday, October 6, 2011 or at the RGS web site at www.shapingourfuture.ca. At the Public Hearing, all persons who believe their interests are affected by the proposed bylaw shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard in person, by their representative, or by written submission on all matters contained in the proposed Bylaw. If you cannot attend the public hearing, written submissions must be received by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), in writing to the Regional District of Nanaimo, 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 6N2, or by fax at (250) 390-7511 by 4:30 pm on Thursday, October 6, 2011. For more information or to submit written submissions prior to the Public Hearing, please contact the RDN Planning Department at: Phone (250) 390-6510 or (250) 954-3798 in District 69 or 1-877-607-4111 toll free in BC Fax: (250) 390-7511 email: email@example.com web: www.shapingourfuture.ca 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC V9T 6N2
Chez Sabine Hair Salon 2011
Pioneer Plaza, 291 E. Island Hwy.
volunteers. The recipient will receive a plaque, public recognition and $300 cash. The winner will be announced at the BC Cancer Agency’s annual conference Dec. 2 in Vancouver. Nomination forms can be done online at www.bccancer. bc.ca/communitycareaward. — The News
THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011 •
One-Week job showing
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.
NEIL HORNER PHOTO
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
OCTOBER SATURDAY 1 Italian Wine Steam Train TUESDAY 18 Wood & Wine Steam Train THURSDAY 20 Fall Wine Steam Train e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Go to pqbnews.com
10 years healing Oceanside.
and perseverance,” said Janet Delgatty, library manager for Qualicum Beach. The Vancouver Island Regional Library system is the fourth largest library system in British Columbia and has 38 branch locations on Vancouver Island (except Victoria), and also has branches on Haida Gwaii and in Bella Coola on the B.C. central coast. The Parksville library branch is located at 100 Jensen Ave. East, while the Qualicum Beach branch is located at 660 Primrose Street, in the bottom of town hall.
Dr. Tara Macart
WHOLE PERSON, WHOLE FAMILY MEDICINE
Opti-Balance Naturopathic Medicine #4-161 Fern Road West, QB • 752-2711 www.opti-balance.com
PUBLIC NOTICE YEAR END SAL LE LIQUIDATION of ALL John Deer tractors. All stock to move before the end of October.
CHECK OUT OUR USED LAWN TRACTORS BEST PRICES ON VANCOUVER ISLAND. NO EXTRA CHARGES.
AJAC’S EQUIPMENT 160 Cliff St. Nanaimo • 250-754-1931 Web site: www.ajacsequip.com
GICs Can Earn?
Financial institutions use deposit brokers to offer their best rates to investors completely free of fees or charges.
* Rates subject to change * Minimums may apply
250-954-0247 172 Weld St., Parksville, BC www.precisionwealth.ca
“An incredible variety of genres and performers all in one festival”
September 29 - October 2 The Old School House Arts Centre and QB Civic Centre
Tickets Available Now 250-752-6133
This ad is sponsored by Vivien Sears
Reservations always Recommended For more info check out www.alberniheritage.com
Phone: 250.723-1376 Port Alberni BC
Join us on Facebook!
SEE What your Precision Wealth Management GIC Centre is a registered deposit broker representing over 40 institutions.
Don’t Miss these Events SSummer Season S Calendar C l d
Oxygen diminishes disease.
Library open house their early library memories with us as we recognize our 75th year of providing library services,” said Jamie Anderson, Library Manager for Parksville at Vancouver Island Regional Library. The Parksville event starts at 2 p.m. on Sept. 28, while the Qualicum Beach event starts at 10 a.m. on the following day. “Our regional library system was started under challenging circumstances during the Depression era, and many Vancouver Island citizens deserve our recognition and thanks for their pioneering efforts
HE HAS FAITH
Young people who are looking for work — or are looking to ﬁnd their passion — are invited There is just one day left before the Central Vancouver Island Job Opportunities Building Society offers a free screening of the One-Week Job documentary, with project founder Sean Aiken. This exciting and free evening session is a must-see for anyone who is interested in discovering their passion or still doesn’t know what they want to do when they grow up. Youth counsellors, employment consultants and families are being encouraged to take part in the event, which kicks off at 7 p.m. on Sept. 28 at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre. Before the film begins however, participants will be able to take advantage of networking and sponsor tables, starting at 6:30 p.m. Following the movie, One Week Job founder Sean Aiken will take questions from the crowd about their employment challenges and opportunities. The project is put on by the Career Centre, a project of CVIJOBS, a non-profit society that provides work and career related services to residents of the Parksville and Qualicum Beach area. — News staff
Formerly Hicks Financial Inc.
B6 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011
THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011 •
FALL FARM SALE
Cash, debit and credit cards accepted.
COTONEASTER CRYPTOMERIA - GOLD THREAD CYPRESS
SHRUB SPECIAL Large 1 gallon
Compare to $12.99
The deer proof hedge. Grows 3 feet a year. Large 1 gallon,, 3 ft. 99 Reg. $9.99 SALE Large 5 gallon, on 6-8 on, 6 ft. ft. Reg. g $34.99 $
SALE 2 gal. Reg. eg. $ $19.99 9
99 9 9
Compare Comp paree to $79 pare $$79.99 99
OFF Vib. Davidii Reg.$34.99 SALE $14.99 Escallonia Reg.$34.99 SALE $19.99 California Lilac Reg.$34.99 SALE $9.99 Cedrus Deodara, Sequoia, Weeping Nootka - Reg.$59.99 SALE $29.99 Blue Atlas Reg.$59.99 SALE $14.99
BLUEBERRIES BLUEB BLUE L EB BERRIES BERRIES R
WINTER HEATHER WINTER
Com Comp CCo Compare ompar pa e ttoo $$12 $12.99 12. 2.99 99
Huge uge 2 gallon. gallo Reg. $24.99
Several varieti varieties. variet ies. es. Large Large 1 gallon. g gallo o
HEATHER SPECTACULAR Winter,, Blooms all winter
OVERSTOCKED CLEARANCE Topiary Pine - 20 Gal. Reg.$399.99
Topiary Pine - 5 Gal. Reg.$129.99
SUPER SALE ~ 4 SIZES
1 Gal., Reg. $14.99 -
5 Gal., Reg. $49.99 -
C pare to $12.99 Compare Co Comp $ $12 12 9 99 9
Assorted Spiral - Topiary & Bonsai
Summer S Summe er - In n bloom
Compare from $39.99-$49.99
Compare Comp Com mp p to $12.99 $
Viburnum burnum Sp Spring S
ORNAMENTAL FLOWERING TREES
LLarge ar a 5 gallon
Euonymus H EuonymusHebe, Abel - A Abelia Aucuba, Auc
1 gal. Reg. eg. $ $12.99 9
BROADLEAF FLOWERING SHRUBS
Pieriss (Forest Forest orest Flame -
5 Gal. TO CLEAR UP
Large 1 gallon Several Varieties Reg. $12.99
Viburnum burnum Davidii id Boxwood wood d - Euonymus
Compare CCo om o to $$12.99
Please feel free to bring your own wagons or wheelbarrows
SALE $24.99 15 Gal., Reg. $129.99 -
SALE $74.99 Wooden Boxes, Reg. $499.99 -
SAVE UP TO
A wide assortment of small sizes too mat mature m boxed sizes.
O r lo Our low ow w prices price es
ICUM CUM RD. QUALICUM
Saturday, Oct. 1 & Sunday, Oct. 2 • 8am to 5pm
Large 1 gallon.
Super 2-Day-Only Sale
K #1 ALL STOCITY! IN QUAL
Locally owned & operated
845 Qualicum Road RUPERT RD. E.
GARDEN RD. E.
MATURE CONIFERS & SHRUBS
Wisteria, Winter Jasmine, Virginia Creeper, Boston Ivy Virgini
POTTED, GROBAG or BALL & BURLAP
Blue spruce, Blue Atlas, Vanderwulf Pine, Golden Ryder & Many Others Compare to $14.99
Fantastic Savings & Sale Prices!
Spectacular Field Grown S Very large & full
Emerald Cedar 4 ½ -7 ft. Thuja Plicata 6-7 ft.
Compare to $59.99
New In Stock - Great Savings
*OVERSTOCKED* Grobags Blue Atlas Cedar - 7 ft. Select Green Pine - 5 ft. Weeping Sequoia & Upright Sequoia - 7-9 ft. Compare at $199.99
THUJA PYRIMIDALIS YR R I M I D A L IS (for hedging) 5 Gallon Gaallon on Reg. Reg Re . $19.99 $19 99
SEE OUR TWO DISCOUNT UNTT AREAS SAVINGS UP TO
B8 â€˘ THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011
THE BLACK GOOSE INN
Barbecue and Beef-a-Rama Contest WIN $500 WORTH OF BEEF FROM PETEâ€™S MOUNTAIN MEATS Oceanside
UK Pub Style Restaurant OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 11:30am- 10pm
CLEANING CENTRE â€˘ DRY CLEANING â€˘ LAUNDROMAT â€˘ DROP OFF LAUNDRY â€˘ GARMENT REPAIRS â€˘ ALTERATIONS â€˘ EMBROIDERY â€˘ MONOGRAMMING â€˘ WEDDING GOWNS Too busy to do your own laundry? Let Oceanside do it for you! Heritage Plaza â€˘ 250-954-2251 10A-1209 Island Hwy. East
GORGEOUS GRASSED PATIO WITH OCEAN VIEWS
Home Cooked English Food 13 UK & LOCAL DRAFT BEERS
BLACK GOOSE INN
Call us: 250-586-1001 Beach Acres Resort, Resort Drive, Parksville www.blackgooseinn.com
EVERY VISIT INSPIRES.
20 OFF %
â€˘ Free Design Service â€˘ Custom Homes â€˘ Additions & Renovations â€˘ Competitive Rates â€˘ Free Estimates
- GRAND PRIZES SUPPLIED BY PETEâ€™S MOUNTAIN MEATS 1-250-723-7383 Port Alberni
Quality Built Homes by Dan Chase 240-1872
Gillian Falk, AMP Mortgage Expert
Boxercise membership when you join with a friend!
NEW RATES: General memberships $38/month
We Are More Than A Boxing Gym.
Unit 112 - 425 Stanford Avenue, Parksville
Each week we will scramble four of the business names on this feature. Simply read through all the ads carefully, unscramble the letters and identify the businesses. Clip out the appropriate ads and mail them along with your name and phone number to BEEF A RAMA contest, c/o The News #4-154 Middleton, P.O. Box 1180, Parksville BC, V9P 2H2 to arrive no later than the Friday noon following the appearance of this feature. The ďŹ rst correct answer drawn each week will win a portable propane barbecue (Value $50). All entries will be kept till the end of the contest for our two grand prizes from PETEâ€™S MOUNTAIN MEATS. You may enter as often as you like. ENTER NOW! You could be a lucky winner. All staff of this newspaper and their families and anyone under the age of 19 are expressly forbidden to enter this contest. The judgeâ€™s decision is ďŹ nal. No cash surrender value. GOOD LUCK! Name: ___________________________________________ WEEKLY PRIZE
Amber is taking New Clients!
gel nails; lots of colours, custom nail art & traditional french manicures Walk-ins Welcome
250-951-9989 â€˘ 7-162 Harrison Ave. Events â€˘ Weddings
12,000 BTUâ€™s Push button ignition Built in lid thermometer
Ph # ______________________
THIS WEEKâ€™S SCRAMBLE! 1.____________________________________ aedoeisnc nlgeniac nertec 2.____________________________________ erggaa orod nxcmeahi 3.____________________________________ msocob rayrnievet platisoh 4.____________________________________ esgesin ognbxi nda sefstni
Don Gamble LAST WEEKâ€™S WINNER: _________________________________
Business of the Week
Your Home is the Biggest Investment Youâ€™re Going to Make... Get it Right!
Open 6 Days a week Dr. Rhett Mortenson BvSC 250-947-9DOG (364) 2450 Alberni Highway Coombs
POWER WEST POWER WASHING Fall Cleanup Specials!
12500 5050% OFF OFF $
Any Size ...................... DRIVEWAYS $80 SIDING...............Call for Free Estimate % SIDING Receive
7>Â?ÂŽĂœ>ĂžĂƒĂŠUĂŠ*>ĂŒÂˆÂœĂƒĂŠUĂŠ iVÂŽĂƒĂŠUĂŠ/iÂ˜Â˜ÂˆĂƒĂŠ ÂœĂ•Ă€ĂŒĂƒĂŠUĂŠ Âœ>ĂŒĂƒĂŠEĂŠ,6Ăƒ Driveways, Walkways, Siding and Decks ii`Ăƒt ...forÂ°Â°Â°vÂœĂ€ĂŠ>Â?Â?ĂŠĂžÂœĂ•Ă€ĂŠ*ÂœĂœiĂ€ĂŠ7>ĂƒÂ…ÂˆÂ˜}ĂŠ all your Power Washing Needs!
Office: (250)752-5279 Cell: (250)228-WASH (9274)
Introducing Our New â€˘ Ultra Sound â€˘ Laser Surgery â€˘ Laser therapy â€˘ Digital / Portable X-Ray
Your Home is the Biggest Investment Youâ€™re Going to Make... Get it Right!
Gillian Falk, AMP Mortgage Expert, The Mortgage Team
Toll Free 1-877-716-1930
250-716-1930 â€˘ email@example.com www.gillianmortgageexpert.ca
Sunday Oct. 9th & Monday Oct. 10th 5:00pm to 8:00pm
3 Course Meal with All the Trimmings
469 Memorial Ave. QB
PRO-CARE GLASS DONE RIGHT! GUARANTEED! Parksville 250-248-2220 716 E. Island Hwy.
Qualicum 250-752-5312 148 Fern Rd. East
Serving Oceanside since 1980
CARPET CLEANING Your Oceanside Carpet & Upholstery Professionals
Residential â€˘ Repaint Specialist â€˘ Painting - Interior/Exterior â€˘ Wallpapering Carpets â€˘ Area Rugs â€˘ Upholstery Call 250-248-6900
â€˘ GARAGE DOORS â€˘ AUTOMATIC OPENERS â€˘ GATE OPENERS â€˘ SALES â€˘ SERVICE â€˘ REPAIRS â€˘ INSTALLATIONS
Ph 250-248-8894 â€˘ Cell 250-927-2277
Garage door problems? Call the professionals
THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011 •
BUSINESS The Qualicum Beach chamber is there for you
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
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.
LOCAL ON B10
Reporter Brenda Gough gets a thermographic face lift from Laser Light and sound Aesthetic Contouring at the Home Show event in Qualicum Beach. SUBMITTED PHOTO
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
By Stuart Kirk that it helps to ensure that the assets are distributed according to your wishes. However, it also inflates the value of your estate, which may increase executor and probate fees.
By making a charitable gift of your RRSP or RRIF, the full amount goes to the cause and your estate receives the tax credits.
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
Structuring Retirement Income • Life Annuities • GICs • Term Certain Annuities • ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) • Dividends • REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts) Robert Willis, CFP® Investment Advisor DWM Securities Inc.
Call Robert Willis, CFP® today 250-752-5100 Your Retirement Income Specialist
Member of the Scotiabank Group™
(250) 752-5100 • #2 - 668 Beach Road, Qualicum Beach, B.C.
*Insurance Products provided through Dundee Insurance Agency Ltd.
1 2 3 4 5
YEAR YEAR YEAR YEAR YEAR
advisor before taking any action. Stuart Kirk is a Retirement Planning Specialist with Precision Wealth Management Inc. The opinions expressed are those of the author and may not necessarily reflect those of Precision Wealth Management Ltd. For comments or questions Stuart can be reached at stuart@ precisionwealth.ca or 250-954-0247.
2.10% 2.40% 2.50% 2.75% 2.95%
As at September 26, 2011. All rates are subject to change without notice.
(All companies represented are members of CDIC, CUDIC or ASSURIS, minimums may apply.)
B10 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Local carbon tax pushed
SANDY HELPERS The Parksville Beach Festival Society divvied up $36,000 in gate receipts from this summer’s Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition to representatives of the 12 local organizations that provided volunteers to help run it. The money all gets redistributed through the work of the local groups.
Town will push the need to keep money in the community at this week’s UBCM convention By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER
AUREN RUVINSKY PHOTO
Top Realtors Top Results
The Best In Local Real Estate
FEATURED LISTING 5154 Island W Hwy, North Qualicum
‘Your Guide to Oceanside’
Celia Myers www.celiamyers.com
248-8371 Qualicum Beach
www.houseandduplex.needstosell.com Text ‘house136795 ‘ to 32075
Coast Realty Group Parksville Ltd.
• House + Duplex • 1.9 Acres • 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms • Let your tenants pay your mortgage • 3300 Square Feet Total • 10 Minutes to Qualicum
r e l y T l y r e h S
Toll free 1-888-954-4433
Committed ... Competent ... Connected ... 250-248-8371
Personal Real Estate Corporation
Coast Realty Group (Parksville) Ltd.
“Providing Knowledge, Service and Dedication” 689 Memorial Ave Qualicum Beach
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.
314 East Island Highway, Parksville Toll Free: 1-888-954-4433 Fax: 250-248-5841 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.josellsoceanside.com
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.
THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011 •
The PARKSVILLE, QUALICUM BEACH & DISTRICT
BOOK SALE & FLEA MARKET Sept. 30th 9:00am - 7:00pm
9:00am - 4:00pm
Excellent selection of gently used books plus tools, household items, collectibles, pet supplies, xmas decorations & all the great buys you expect!!
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.
5-year/100,000 km Comprehensive Limited Warranty 5-year/100,000 km Powertrain Warranty 5-year/100,000 km Emission Warranty
HIGHWAY 4.9L/100 KM 58 MPGʈ
ELANTRA L 6-SPEED. DELIVERY & DESTINATION INCLUDED. FINANCING FOR 60 MONTHS BI-WEEKLY PAYMENT
4123 Wellington Road, Nanaimo, BC
5 REASONS WHY HYUNDAI IS THE BEST-SELLING CAR BRAND IN CANADA.
NO DOWN PAYMENT T
Limited model shown
SONATA GL 6-SPEED. DED. DELIVERY & DESTINATION INCLUD
4 DESIGN 2012 ELANTRA SEDAN
NO DOWN PA AYM YMEN EN NT T
B WEE BIEEKLY EE KLY Y PA PAY AYMEN AYMEN MENTT ME
2012 ACCENT BEST-IN-CLASS FUEL ECONOMY
HIG HIGHWAY IGHWA IG W Y 7.2 .2L/100 KM KM 39 M MPG PGʈ
SANTA FE 2.44L GL AUTO S SA U . DELIV VER ERY Y & DESTINA ATION TIO ON INCLUDED D. D. FIN FINANC INANCING ANC NCIING NG G FO F R 600 MON MONTHS THS H
OWN ITT OW
HIGHWAY 4.9L/100 KM 58 MPGΩ
FINANCING FOR 72 MONTHS
BI-WEEKLY PAYMENT GLS model shown
NO DOWN PAYMENT
ACCENT L 5DR 6-SPEED. DELIVERY & DESTINATION INCLUDED.
106 2.90% WITH
MODELS ARE HERE THE
PAPER TO INSERT DEALER TAG HERE 1-888-561-0778
LOCAL OR LONG DISTANCE
NO DOWN PAYMENT
144 2.90% WITH
HIGHWAY 6.6L/100 KM 43 MPGʈ
GENESIS COUPE 2.0T 6-SPEED. DELIVERY & DESTINATION INCLUDED. FINANCING FOR 60 MONTHS
FINANCING FOR UP TO
5-STAR SAFETY RATINGʆ
AWARDED THE HIGHEST GOVERNMENT CRASH SAFETY RATINGʆ U.S. NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION
2 PERFORMANCE 2012 GENESIS COUPE A NEW CALIBRE OF SMART T PERFORMANCE
3 FUEL EFFICIENCY
Limited model shown
SANTA FE 2.4L 5 UTILITY 2012 GL AUTO
2011 20 11 BES STT SE SELL L IN ING G IMPO ORT SUV IN CANADA A∏
Limited Limi ted mode d l sh show h own
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.
FINANCING FOR 60 MONTHS
HIGHWAY 5.77L/100 KM 50 MPGʈ
NO DOWN PAYMENT WITH
B12 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, September 27, 2011
THE BEST-SELLING PASSENGER CAR BRAND IN CANADA.∏
Published on Sep 27, 2011
Local news, sports and entertainment from the Oceanside area of Vancouver Island, British Columbia