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Three people killed in crash Three people are dead following a head-on collision on Highway 19 near the Alberni Highway exit Sunday. Central Island Trafﬁc Services Sgt. Rick Schoﬁeld said the two-vehicle crash happened at 4:30 p.m. at Exit 51, when a vehicle heading north left the highway, crossed the grass median and onto the southbound lane. The vehicle slammed head-on into a southbound vehicle occupied by a driver and a passenger, both of whom were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the northbound vehicle was rushed to hospital in Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, but succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash.
Municipal candidates declared Starting on page A5, THE NEWS continues the introductions of the candidates in this November’s local government elections. The deadline to ﬁle nomination papers has come and gone and the list of those running in Parksville, Qualicum Beach, the regional district and the school district is impressive. Check out all of the name in the ofﬁcial lists. Also, ﬁnd out where and when the local candidates forums are being held.
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Three killed in weekend highway crash PARKSVILLE — Three people are dead following a head-on collision on Highway 19 near the Alberni Highway exit Sunday. Central Island Traffic Services Sgt. Rick Schofield said the twovehicle crash happened at 4:30 p.m. at Exit 51, when a vehicle heading north left the highway, crossed the
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grass median and onto the southbound lane. The vehicle slammed head-on into a southbound vehicle occupied by a driver and a passenger, both of whom were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the northbound vehicle was rushed to hospital in Nanaimo Regional General Hos-
pital, but succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash. Schofield said the names of the deceased have not been released, pending family notification. He added that family members contacted so far have requested that the names not be released. Traffic was temporarily de-
toured off the highway, while collision investigators worked at the scene late into the evening. Schofield said police as yet have no theory to explain why the vehicle crossed the median and said Central Vancouver Island Traffic Services (CVITS) will lead this in— NEIL HORNER vestigation.
Porteous chosen to train in China Local programmer will train water safety instructors By BRENDA GOUGH NEWS REPORTER Regional District of Nanaimo recreation programmer Anne Porteous is in China this week, assisting with the China Water Safety Project, a pilot project to improve water safety for children in that country. Porteous, who works at Ravensong Aquatic Centre, is a Red Cross Master Instructor Trainer, is in Xiamen, China Oct. 20 to help train 20 water safety instructors by adapting the Canadian Red Cross Learn to Swim Program to fit the Chinese cultural context. Porteous and another volunteer were chosen to be part of a team of Master Instructor Trainers that will spend 10 days sharing water safety knowledge. “This is wonderful professional recognition for Anne, and it underlines the quality of our aquatic programming,” said Frank Van Eynde, Chair of the District 69 Recreation Commission. “Anne is an excellent
News Briefs SMART METER RECALL EYED NANAIMO — Smart meter opponents are hoping to create a movement similar to the HST recall to force the government to scrap the program. Walter McGinnis, spokesman for the Coalition to Stop Smart Meters, spoke recently about a plan under the B.C. Recall and Initiative Act to stop the meters. The group launched the website www.stopsmartmetersbc.ca. Ted Olynyk, B.C. Hydro manager of community relations for Vancouver Island, said smart meter installations will continue. — Black Press
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Anne Porteous on deck at Ravensong Aquaitic Centre. She is in China, helping train water safety instructors in that country. SUBMITTED PHOTO trainer and I know that she is going to be a tremendous asset to this initiative.” According to a Canadian Red Cross report on the project, drowning ranks top among unnatural deaths of youth in China.
In Xiamen, the cases of children drowning in the sea and in swimming pools also ranks top among unnatural deaths. It is hoped that adaptation of the Canadian Red Cross swimming certification levels will ultimately
reduce drowning incidents in Xiamen. If the Xiamen pilot is successful, the Red Cross hopes to expand the project throughout China.
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Sally Ann food bank drive Oct. 22 By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER Can they do it? That’s the question the folks at Save on Foods are asking themselves as they gear up for their latest effort to help the local food bank. Save On Foods operations manager Maurie Robinson said
the store is planning to facilitate an attempt to fill up the Salvation Army truck with donated food. The event is slated for Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “The Salvation Army is bringing their truck up to the front of the store and we will have a table at the south exit,”
Robinson said. “They will be trying to fill the truck with donations.” Besides offering a venue for the food drive, Save On Foods will also help shoppers fill the truck, offering donation bags of food for purchase inside the store. “This is no contest and we are not trying
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Porteous, who has been a volunteer for the Red Cross for close to 25 years, said she has a passion for the society and the values that it portrays and she admitted she is excited and a bit overwhelmed by her mission. “To be honest I am very honored to be able to do this. It is pretty exciting. They believe in me as a volunteer and us as a group to be committed to go over and basically change people’s lives. “To think that we are going to China to possibly change a nation is exciting.” Porteous said the project to implement their model in China which is prepare; stay safe and survive began two years ago. She said when a
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Civic Election Nov.19, 2011
In the next few editions, THE NEWS briefly introduces the local candidates in the 2011 B.C. civic election. From now until Nov. 19, THE NEWS will cover the issues and debates in Parksville, Qualicum Beach, School Distirct 69 (Qualicum) and the four local areas in the Regional District of Nanaimo.
The Parksville race
Honaizer makes it four for mayor’s chair
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By AUREN RUVINSKY NEWS REPORTER The race for mayor of Parksville is officially off and running with the addition of Rick Honaizer as the fourth and final candidate on closing day last Friday. Honaizer has lived in Parksville since 1988 and said he has been active in the community for much of the last couple decades, especially around high school football which he helped bring to the area. The ticketed wall and ceiling installer has owned his own business, been an active volunteer firefighter and has been involved with provincial NDP as a volunteer over the years but has never run for office himself. He said he’s running for mayor instead of council because that would give him a better chance to give his overall vision for the city and shape its direction. As for that vision, he said a key is to complete the city’s waterfront, including the boardwalk along the bay as well as resort developments. He said while he accepts waterfront
Rick Honaizer wants to see the eventual completion of the city’s waterfront include new resort areas. existing developments, he wouldn’t want to any new ones to block any views of the water. He suggested that should be easy enough with the hill rising above potential beach front projects where he’d like to see “something that fits more with the landscape, we could do it in a way
NAMING NAMES IN THE CITY OF PARKSVILLE Here is the official list of the candidates declared in the City of Parksville. For Mayor: Chris Burger (incumbent) Antonio Farihna Rick Honaizer
to not lose any views,” he said adding “there could be a plaza on top.” He said completion would be marked by “all the fences being taken down and all of the temporary accommodation like RV parks,” being replaced with permanent resorts. His priorities as mayor would be a freeze on taxes and building a proper football field. He said the city set aside $100,000 for the Ballenas sports field when football first came to the area, but they still don’t have a proper facility. He would like to see a running track, permanent stands and announcer’s box, he said pointing out they might be able to get a track donated as has happened elsewhere. He would also like to bringing in a big event like the BC Summer Games like Port Alberni did in the early 1990s. He would also eliminate the consumption tax on water, since he said there is no shortage of water in the area it’s just an additional tax burden. Honaizer is running in the Nov. 19 municipal election against acting mayor Chris Burger, former MLA Paul Reitsma and Antonio Farinha.
- THE OFFICIAL LIST
Paul Reitsma For Council: Bill Neufeld Sue Powell (incumbent) Teresa Patterson (inc) Carrie Powell-Davidson (inc) Alicia Vanin Marc Lefebvre (inc)
Peter Simkin Al Greir (inc) Peter Morrison Jim Banks Jesse Schroeder Patricia Sibley Caroline Waters Charlie Stone
Time is right for Vanin to be involved in the city By AUREN RUVINSKY NEWS REPORTER
and old, rich and poor. Involved in environmental and leadership work throughout high school, she said there are “fantastic” young people contributing to the comAlicia Vanin has always been involved in the munity in all kinds of ways. community, and with city council making some The 19-year-old Vancouver Island University good moves in the right direction, she hopes the student was born and raised in the area and time is right to get involved. graduated from Ballenas Secondary. The outgoing co-chair of The Hand, the Parks“I admit I’m not some seasoned business man ville-Qualicum Foundation’s youth wing, Vanin or woman, but I offer my generation’s youth and has been involved in community endeavours and vitality,” she said of her contribution, adding her said it is time the city live up to its talk about infresh perspective would benefit older residents as cluding youth in the community and allow them a ALICIA VANIN much as young voters. seat at the table. ... not just a young She stresses she isn’t running as a “youth “There’s been a lot of great work and talk candidate candidate” and wants to end stereotypes about about collaborating between youth and older old fashioned politicians not listening to anyone people,” she said, adding it’s time to work past the or youth being inarticulate and only self-concerned. “them and us,” mentality that divides many groups, young
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Voting Information Advance Polls Parksville: Wednesday, November 9 and Wednesday, November 16, 2011 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre, 132 Jensen Avenue East, located next door to the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre building. There will also be special voting opportunities at Arrowsmith Lodge, Trillium Lodge, Halliday House and Stanford Place for their residents and workers only. Qualicum Beach: Advance voting is held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. November 9 and 16 at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, 747 Jones Street. School District: As above. General Election Day, Nov. 19, 2011 Parksville: Saturday, Nov. 19, vote from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at either the Parksville Community and Conference Centre (as above) or at the Parksville Fellowship Baptist Church (550 Pym St.) Qualicum Beach: Vote between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. at the Civic Centre. School District: As above Regional District of Nanaimo: To be announced.
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The Qualicum Beach race
Willie back for more By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER Longtime Qualicum Beach resident Dave Willie announced his intention to seek a seat on the Qualicum Beach town council. Willie, who ran six years ago for the mayor’s chair in Qualicum Beach, said taxes are high on his list of priorities for his campaign, but they are not alone. “I will work hard to ensure that property taxes and the cost of services are kept down,” he said. “We need to make sure that Qualicum Beach is an affordable community for all age groups.” Willie said he also knows that water and health care are among the many important issues that the town council must continue to deal with in the next term. “First and foremost however, we need to be absolutely sure that the high school stays
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NAMES IN QB These are the candidates declared in the Town of Qualicum Beach. For Mayor: Mike Wansink Teunis Westbroek (incumbent) For Council: Suzanne Adkins Mary Brouilette (incumbent) Tom Davies Bill Luchtmeijer Rich Mennie Carol Nicol Dowe Scott Tanner Dave Willie Ed Woloshyn
DAVE WILLIE ... council needs to work together in Qualicum Beach. That is my first priority,” said Willie. That, he said, was the impetus that pushed him over the edge to run in November’s civic vote. “What was really the big thing for me was to see the risk of losing the high school, which I consider to be a vital organ in Qualicum Beach,” Willie said. “That’s what really stirred me to say maybe I can add something to the table that would help.” Should the community lose KSS, he said, it’s likely never to return — and the consequences for
Qualicum Beach would be dire. Although specific issues are important, Willie said his bottom line is that council needs to work together. “What’s really important is to get five people at the table with varied backgrounds who can use their history in the community and their expertise to look at issues and try to find ways to improve our quality of life in Qualicum Beach,” he said. Willie’s roots in the community run deep. He and his wife Jayne moved to Qualicum Beach over 20 years ago and have raised three children in the community. “The small town atmosphere and progressive attitude attracted us to Qualicum Beach,” he said. Willie and wife Jayne live in Qualicum Beach’s village core and are co-owners of Black & White Special Event Rentals.
Adkins in race By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER She has a long history of volunteering to help make Qualicum Beach a better place, and now Suzanne Adkins wants to add a term on Qualicum Beach council to SUZANNE ADKINS that list. ... town needs The retired improved school teacher this transportation system week announced her plan to run for a council position on Thursday, stressing the need for an improved transportation system for her decision. SEE
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Civic Election Nov. 19, 2011
In Friday’s NEWS: A roundup of the candidates continues with a focus on those running in the Regional District of Nanaimo areas E, F, G, and H.
The Qualicum Beach race
Carol Dowe seeks balance between seniors, youth By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER After living in Qualicum Beach for a quarter of a century, Carol Nicol Dowe feels she knows the community. Not only that, said the latest candidate for Qualicum Beach council, the community knows her. “I’ve lived in the Qualicum Beach area for 25 years. I was in real estate with my late husband. We were a husband and wife team, Bob and Carol Nicol.” She decided to throw her hat in the ring, she said, because she sees a need for more seniors’
have a passion facilities within easy to see it come to walking distance of completion,” she the uptown core. “We need more said. “When I was facilities like The working on the petition and calling Gardens, more clinareas like Qualiics, more doctors cum Woods, I found and the Oceanside health centre.” many people in She knows what their 80s — or even 90s — trying to stay she’s talking about, in their homes as having spearheaded CAROL NICOL long as they could a petition campaign DOWE because there are for the health centre ... hears and cares and traveling to waiting lists to get about your needs into many faciliVictoria as a part of a delegation with ties here. That’s the reason we need to have more.” MLA Ron Cantelon. “That’s one area where I There are other issues on her
agenda, however. “I feel we need to be approachable as a council. Our door has to be open and we need to hear the needs of the people.” The redevelopment of the old George Inn site on Memorial Avenue is another area in which she wants to be involved, stressing the need for whatever takes its place to fit into the rest of the community’s architecture. “Whatever happens, we need to maintain the integrity of the building style and architecture of our town,” she said. “We need to ensure that this doesn’t go up as a monster.” The other end of the de-
mographic doesn’t escape her notice however. “I was talking with a young family this evening and they were saying we need more family weekend events,” she said. “In many families, both parents are working, so when it comes to a weekend with the little ones, they want to be able to do things together.” Although she has no prior political experience, she’s eager to jump into the race. “I would say if you want someone who is going to hear your needs and cares about you, vote for Carol Nicol Dowe and we will finish the race together.”
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Adkins hoping to shape a well-rounded Qualicum Beach while on council “I love Qualicum Beach, but I see that in order to keep it the way it is, we are going to have to accept some changes,” she said. “We need to improve our transportation system. There are a lot of seniors living outside the core area who can’t get in. We also need a bus service for stu-
dents and young people.” Those same young people are on Adkins’ mind in another area as well. “I’m concerned about the possible loss of the school,” she said. “That’s a primary concern of mine. We need to facilitate
young families coming into town.” Another issue Adkins would like to push, she said, is the need to have some form of small business centre in Qualicum Beach. “We need it to promote local businesses and facilitate people who work at home and who need
to meet or interview clients,” she said. Adkins feels she, too, would be a good fit for council, as she has spent many, hours working with local community groups on a variety of issues. She said she wants to see a well-rounded community, with a
broad mix of ages and interests. “I think the mandate is to keep Qualicum Beach as welcoming as possible,” she said, “but also to encourage young people, because with out them, we won’t be able to maintain the lifestyle we have come to love in Qualicum Beach.”
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EVE FLYNN ... optimistic about community dialogue (BCP-SEA) board this year, which is busy in negotiations with the
BC Teacher’s Federation (BCTF). She has admitted in the past the district didn’t start the facilities review well, with the controversial meeting last October, but is optimistic about the new community dialogue process, which she said, “will not provide quick answers, I just hope it can be resolved within the next three year term.” The chair is elected
by the rest of the board, which she has had the honour to serve as for the last two terms. With two trustees not running again, Flynn said it is nice when there are some new trustees to bring in a “fresh perspective,” but it’s a balance, “minimal change also helps keep stability.” She is running against Martin Stewart in Nanoose Bay.
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wasn’t really paying attention to the whole school system,” until the possibility of school closures came up at a public meeting last October. He said that has been the positive impact of the notorious meeting, that it presented the community with a crisis to come together and address. He wants to leverage the “incredible
MARTIN STEWART ... school closures led to his involvement wealth of the highly educated people in
this region. People over 55 have so much experience to offer.” He said the closure of Kwalikum Secondary would be detrimental to the community, including losing $3.5 million a year in benefits from the international student program. He said the current staff and board are not transparent and accountable enough with their budgeting pro-
cesses which becomes a problem with issues like closing a school because the public can’t go back and look at the decisions and they don’t know if all the funds have been used properly. Stewart is running as a member of the informal Oceanside Communities for Quality Education team running independently in most school board areas.
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continuity,” but it will give the opportunity to have some fresh voices. The past chair of the Oceanside School District 69 (Qualicum) Development and Construction incumbent trustee Bruce Cownden Association and a Parksville and is running again in Area E (ParksDistrict Chamber of Commerce ville and Qualicum Beach) because director, Cownden has been in he wants to see through some of the Parksville since 1997. big, current issues. He said it takes a lot to get used “Boy when they say it takes one to the huge amounts of money the term to learn what you’re doing, they were right,” he said. BRUCE COWNDEN district deals with, pointing out they spend $225,000 a day, which He said he was surprised how ... always looking for puts a recent $300,000 surplus in much time and energy the job takes, efficiencies perspective. but he still feels he has something Coming from a business backto offer. He said the board will ground he said he always wants to see greater lose a “wealth of experience with two current efficiencies. trustees not running again, “you do want some
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Having worked in risk management and holding an MBA, he would like to review school board expenses with an eye to “dramatic Ross Milligan is running to be reductions” and keep all grades a trustee for the Parksville/Qualiavailable in both Parksville and cum Beach area of District 69. Qualicum Beach. He is part of informal group “The community should develop of candidates from the Oceanside a strategic plan that the trustees Communities for Quality Educawould refer to in making decition (OCQE) running as a “team” sions,” he said. of like minded parents. For him the job of trustee is all He said the group can help develROSS MILLIGAN about making the board accountop the best solutions in the difficult ... board must be able to the community and bringing decisions the district is facing if accountable the community stakeholders into they approach them with creativmajor decisions. ity, fairness and what he called real He is running in a busy area against inengagement with the community. cumbent Bruce Cownden, Willow Bloomquist, He is the retired father of a Grade 9 student, Lynette Kershaw and Jill Pinkerton for one of which he points out gives him the time and motwo positions. tivation to fully commit to the job of trustee.
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ey fellers! Knock back a couple of Viagra tabs and shuffle down to the newsstand just as fast as your walker will roll — they’re selling the October issue of Playboy magazine for only 60 cents! The fire sale price for the monthly mag is a promotional gimmick thought up by the head of the operation — old Priapus himself— Hugh Hefner. Not only has Hef downshifted the price to its original 1960s level, the October issue itself has a ‘60s retro vibe to it. The cover features a — yes! — Playboy Bunny with fluffy ears on her head, unlikely boobs spilling out of a too-tight satin bathing suit, a smile as wide as a Steinway keyboard and a tray of cocktails in her hand clearly intended for the Lord of the Manor and guest. Hef says the whole idea is to celebrate the ‘60s when Playboy magazine took off and the first 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.
Playboy Club was opened. “It’s hard for me to put into words the fact that, obviously, everything changed for me in that time frame,” says Hef. Yep. And then for Hef it never changed again. For 50 years Hugh Hefner has been living the wet dream of a college frat boy, circa 1960. He rises about noon out of his circular revolving bed, not bothering to change out of his silk pyjamas, greets his covey of Playboy bunnies and assorted Hollywood hangers-on, drinks gallons of Diet Pepsi (up to 30 cans a night) and … parties on. Hefner’s been living in a cartoon time bubble, periodically diving into the bunny pool. Playboy Clubs, which back in the heyday, twinkled in major
cities around the globe, were created to replicate the goings-on in the Playboy mansion in Chicago. Lots of booze, expensive food and, if you By didn’t squint too Arthur hard, waitresses Black that looked exactly like the signature Playboy magazine playmates — doe-eyed girls with big smiles and amped-up cleavage tricked out as make believe bunny wabbits, from the perky little rabbit ears on their heads right down to the oversized cotton puffballs sewed on to their cabooses. I went into a Playboy Club once, about 20 years ago. I happened to be in New York to tape a radio show, saw the iconic Playboy rabbit head logo on a bronze plaque outside of a club in downtown Manhattan and
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thought: why not? Inside, it was dark and smoky, there was some lounge lizard-y music percolating out of the sound system and a motley collection of male customers scattered singly at tables, most of them wearing cheap, ill-fitting suits. They looked like extras from an off-Broadway production of Death of a Salesman. Talk about losers. These were guys whose idea of a good time was paying to be served drinks by a rabbit with big jugs. For all Hefner’s philosophical gushings about sexual revolution and hip sophistication, these boys looked an awful lot like a gaggle of Johns caught in a back-alley Rub ‘n Tug. Ah, well, Hefner is nothing if not resilient. Just last year, the octogenarian copped some more headlines by announcing his forthcoming wedding to … Crystal, I believe
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it was. Aged 24. The wedding didn’t work out (Hef was dumped at the altar) but it provided fodder for more late night one-liners. David Letterman: “Hugh Hefner, 84, is marrying his fiancé, aged 24. This guy has Viagra prescriptions older than that.” But who knows? Hefner’s nobody’s fool and a wily old cuss to boot. Chances are he’ll still get the last laugh, much like another octogenarian of note. After Winston Churchill finished posing for photographs on the occasion of his 80th birthday, the photographer thanked him obsequiously and, while packing up his equipment, told the British statesman that he “hoped he’d be able to photograph him on his hundredth”. Churchill gazed at the photographer balefully and replied: “I don’t see why not, young man. You look reasonably fit to me.”
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Having lived in various parts of Oceanside for more than 30 years, I find that, while Parksville has long outgrown its small town character, it has yet to develop a real small city atmosphere. I would encourage Parksville voters to carefully consider the candidates for mayor and council to achieve this goal and would also recommend that Paul Reitsma for mayor and council to achieve this goal and would also recommend that Paul Reitsma has both the business acumen and political experience to lead the way.
n response to Neil Horner’s coverage — Smart meters or population control? (THE NEWS, Oct. 11) I need to address the issue of smart meters and “shadow government” in terms which will better reflect my point of view. I strongly believe that we have the right to be consulted about decisions that may affect our lives therefore; the installation of smart meters should be part of the public debate. Do I think that large corporations and international banking cartels control our political arena through well financed lobbying campaigns and integration of key personnel within our political bureaucracy? Yes! Do I think corporate and banking infusion into the political arena has lead to a financial crisis that serves the purposes of the elite to the detriment of Canadian society? Yes! Do I think a global agenda is infused in most of the policies and regulations that govern our country? Yes! Do I believe global interests continue to usurp their authority within Canadian life through nefarious trade agreements that will bankrupt our wealth and sovereignty and undermine our ability to secure economic wealth and jobs? Yes! As a candidate for Area F, I am running to represent communitydriven solutions. Being informed is the basis for grassroots involvement in government decision making. I am committed to bringing local issues to the surface, where they can be discussed at public meetings. As your representative, I will take your collective wisdom forward and advance solutions that address our unique identity. I applaud freedom of speech and do not negate the voice of anyone who wants to speak at a meeting, stand on the street with signs or write a letter to the editor. This is part of a healthy and free society as guaranteed under our constitution.
Margaret Kortas Nanoose Bay
Time for a new captain on bridge Mike Wansink’s platform is a refreshing change, as it embodies an acutely educated awareness of the realistic challenges that must be accommodated in order for any community or city to survive and thrive within the economic realities of today’s world. To sustain the incredible quality of life that Qualicum Beach has enjoyed over the past 50 years, one must accept that the currents upon which she exists have changed course, and a new set to her sails is necessary to ensure smooth sailing into the future. Wansink brings to the table a unique and remarkable professional background combined with a personal drive and determination that I believe would ensure Qualicum’s ability to sustain both it’s lifestyle and economic viability well into the future. In today’s world of politicians we are often left to choose from a small group of candidates whose mandates are founded more in interests of personal gain or satisfaction of egocentric issues. Wansink’s motivates are a rarer commodity in today’s world, for they are born of a personal commitment and dedication to the ideal of selfless contribution to country and community simply for
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Liz J. Kyle Qualicum Beach
Occupation a sign of missing hope I am encouraged by the “occupy” movement spreading around our world. Finally we are talking about capitalism and thinking
critically about the kinds of worlds we are currently co-creating due to the massive structural adjustments done to our modes of developments beginning in the 1970’s. Most of these adjustments were done by stealth, prompted in part by the likes of the Fraser Institute, the CD Howe Institute, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Council of Corporate Executives. Their mantras dominated every media outlet: smaller government means more freedom and choice;
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less taxes on rich and corporations means more wealth and jobs for us; less regulation means competition and lower prices for us ... and on and on. What was not repeated in dominant media but is the logic underpinning these mantras and only occasionally expressed by some business leaders: “the greatest threat to (global) corporate profit are governments who responded to the needs of their people.” I kind of thought that was the purpose of democracies … didn’t you? The way to get rid of governments which might respond to the needs of their populations? According to Maggie Thatcher, then PM of the UK, and the folks at the Institute of Economic Affairs (the grandpappy of the Fraser Institute) was to use the economy. Consequently we have the introduction of structural debts and deficits through reduction of taxes on the rich and corporations coupled with increased public spending in ways that enrich them such as bank bailouts, imposition of smart meters, massive public support for private energy projects that produce energy for export, weaponry and increases in security systems and wars. Meantime, the poor, low and middle income earners experience an increase in their taxes through user fees and consumption taxes such as the GST/HST while experiencing a decrease in public services for which they actually do pay. It is a brilliant strategy, as the middle class rightfully screams for tax relief as they shoulder disproportionately the tax shift from the rich and global corporations. Yet, repeatedly, the tax relief benefits disproportionately the rich and global corporations — not the low and middle income earners. Finally, some people are joining with others and saying: enough! If we want a future for our grandchildren, there is no going back. A mode of development that requires infinite growth on a finite planet is not sustainable on any level. We need a new model.
Y.A. Zarowny Qualicum Beach
Correction A Bouquet published in our Oct. 11 edition for Roxy Wallhanger should have been submitted by Lorna Szpradowski, not Luke Arnold, as printed. On behalf of Canada Post Corporation we would like to thank everyone who made our fourth annual food drive a success. The advertising support helped make this the most successful food drive to date with approximately 7,000 lbs collected. A huge thank you to the residents of Parksville for their donations; the staff and friends of the Parksville and area Canada Post, and to Dominos Pizza for feeding our volunteers.
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Deserving recognition to the many volunteers who put on the Panters 11th Hockey Classic Hockey Tournament in the Parksville area this month. We had over 400 new faces in town. They were impressed in attending the salmon dinner at the Civic Centre and the Pancake breakfast at Oceanside Place.
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Is this sensible problem-solving and progress? Will ASR meet the demand? ASR has been tried/used in India and Ausn Tuesday evening, October 25, 7 tralia, but are these parts of the world with p.m., at the Parksville Community problems and topography similar to Oceanside? and Conference Centre, there will It would seem that our seasonal supply of water be a public meeting to explain the and the ‘slant’ we have in our favour needs to be intricacies, the advantages, the seriously considered. By problems, and the possible actions (and their How about a helping hand to Nature to let her Nancy costs) to be taken to ensure a safe and adequate Whelan do what she does best — supply our necessary water supply for communities and their various needs as she has always done? (Maybe some of uses within the Arrowsmith Water Service area. these ideas would get the U.S. off our back, too, This meeting will feature practical — i.e. sensible, doabout letting all our rain run into the sea instead of shipable, and cost-effective measures, which can answer the ping it to them!) system’s needs now and in the future. Our watersheds’ wetlands, those super re-chargers of It will also explain a plan that seems to be getting serious aquifers, can be strenuously protected; manmade wetlands consideration, though it may not be the most suitable plan or other simple storage facilities at higher elevations could for this water system from a practical standpoint. help store excess runoff and provide gravity fed water to One such plan under consideration is ASR — Aquifer current systems for use in dry seasons; re-charged groundStorage and Recovery. water and surface water could be used toIn the most simple, and probably old-fashgether and allow extra adaptability at times. ioned sense, before the days of the ubiquitous What of a kind of two-tier system where short forms, ASR was a natural, ongoing treated water is used only for uses where process: water fell from the sky, it eventually such is required? Untreated or even grey waIt would seem that seeped through the ground in porous areas, ter can work safely for multiple other uses. our seasonal it filled up available spaces underground Moving from the formal AWS to the indi(aquifer) below the vegetation level, and more supply of water and vidual people dependent on its decisions and or less stayed there (storage) until a ‘beexpertise, each person, each community, can the ‘slant’ we have witching’ human came along and sunk a well to the sensible use of the world’s in our favour needs contribute to retrieve it (recovery) with a bucket. most precious resource. to be seriously Because of today’s ever-expanding popuUse rain barrels for garden-watering or lation and industry, and their prodigal use/ car-washing. considered waste of water, many of our dependable Raise good old fashioned water towers/ sources of water, our aquifers, are being tanks in the neighbourhood. depleted more rapidly than they can be natuStudy any new system being put forward, rally recharged. be critical, ask questions. Are there less exEnter the modern day ASR. With miles pensive ways to do the same job? of pipe, heavy equipment, power consumpWhen it comes to water rights, let’s get it tion, and sanitary treatment (all of which will cost a lot of right! money), man can take water from one source where it’s plenLook up www.inovationbc.com. Click on “Local Water” tiful, treat it once, pump it into a tired and depleted aquifer and get a really good illustrated explanation on AWS/ASR. for awhile, pump it out again, treat it again, and deliver it to — Nancy Whelan is a regular NEWS columnist. thirsty taps, sprinklers, and toilet tanks around the AWS.
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Estimating low-ﬂush savings By AUREN RUVINSKY NEWS REPORTER At the last Parksville council meeting, councillor Marc Lefebvre asked staff to estimate the amount of water saved as a result of the 534 low-flush toilet rebates issued since the city program began in 2008. At the meeting council voted to extend the program which gives $75 rebates to residents that install low-flush toilets and there was some debate about the amount of water that would save. Robert Harary, director of engineering and operations, did some calcula-
tions. He said a precise number would be impossible to calculate, and it is easier to estimate the quantity that will be saved in next calendar year. Assuming no additional rebates are issued, rather than basing it on the past installation dates for all If the total number of new low-flush toilets stayed at 534 for the next year, based on the industry standard average flushes and the amount saved per flush, the program would save the city 23.3 million liters a year. That’s 23,300 cubic meters, Harary pointed out, enough to fill nine or 10 olympic swimming pools.
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after considerable debate. â€œI will not be supporting this motion, it seems weâ€™re spending money on a weekly or monthly basis,â€? said coun. Al Greir, clearly frustrated by the motion to add $3,000 to this yearâ€™s $11,000 budget for the program. â€œWe canâ€™t keep giving out money, Iâ€™m going to be asking our finance manager for some severe cuts this year,â€? he added, pointing to the anti-corporate protests on Wall Street as a reason to cut spending. Chief administrative officer Fred Manson said he didnâ€™t have the number handy, but was sure there was plenty of
money left in councilâ€™s $25,000 contingency fund that could be used to top up the toilet rebate fund. Coun. Marc Lefebvre who introduced the motion and frequently promotes it, said there have been 137 rebates paid out this year alone, totaling $10,275 and while council will look at a new budget for the program next year, this yearâ€™s budget is depleted. Acting mayor Chris Burger pointed out that the more water the city conserves, the longer they can delay expensive water upgrades, and senior governments will require the city to have conservation
measures like this program when they apply for grants for the water intake and treatment facility projects. With only Greir voting against, the rest of council passed the motion to extend the program by $3,000. The program grants one $75 rebate per residence for replacing toilets using 13 litres or more per flush with a new CSAapproved low flush toilet of six litres or less. People can apply through the cityâ€™s website at www.city. parksville.bc.ca, at the Parksville Civic & Technology Centre, or by call 250-248-6144 for more information.
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There are as many styles of photography as there are photographers and an exhibition showcasing the work of shutterbugs in the area has begun at the Gallery at Qualicum Art Supply in Qualicum Beach. There are stark black and white images, as well as bursts of colour and the 75 pieces of digital art that were captured by 22 members of the Oceanside Photographers Club will be on display until November 11. The show not only allows people to appreciate the remarkable images, it also gives the photographers a forum to exhibit and sell their work. The last time there was a photography exhibition at the gallery, Randy Hall was so inspired by what he saw, he decided to join the club and he is now the president of the group of over 70 photographers of all levels. He said while he has dabbled in photography for 30 years it has only been the last few years he has taken it more seriously. He said scenics are his favourite thing to photograph and he has four prints on canvas wrap hanging at the gallery, all of them taken on Vancouver Island. Capturing the world through photography is what inspires Lynn BieberWeis who has been with club for about five years now. She said she will photograph just about anything but for this show she is
From left, Sue Mohan, Ed Dunnett, Lynn Bieber-Weis and Randy Hall are among those who will are displaying their photographic art in Qualicum Beach. exhibiting three scenic pieces. Sue Mohan also enjoys the educational component of the local photography club. She has been doing photography for several years and jumps at the opportunity to learn new techniques. “I really enjoy being with the group because we are constantly learning. We have an educational meeting once a month,” said Mohan. Her work is mostly macro. She does close ups of insects and flowers and said her favourite winged subject is the bumble bee. Ed Dunnett is relatively new to photography and is drawn to the vast range and creativity that photography allows. Although he has been with club for five years he has never exhibited his work before. “It’s a first for me. You never know
what the reaction is going to be but I think you have to try and see what happens,” he admitted. He enjoys shooting landscapes in really nice lighting conditions which he said are usually late in the evening or early in the morning. “I don’t mind getting up before daylight and shooting the nice light in the morning.” His submission in the exhibition is of Brice Canyon in the United States. He said it was shot right at dawn and he admitted the secret to a good photo is quality of light. If you would like to check out the work presented by some very talented photographers, the Gallery is located at 206 First Avenue West in Qualicum Beach and the Fall Show runs until November 11.
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odernization of the 20th Century has changed how people live. While we are grateful for the radio, television, telephone, motorized vehicles and computers, just to name a few, we are flung into an uncertain future of untested waters. Modern day technology has made our world faster, and our people fatter. Recently, I came across some signage that said “Eat Or-
ganic Food, or as your grandparents called it, Food.” Though this may elicit a slight chuckle, it saddens me that real, wholesome, naturally organic food is considered a luxury. And now, to make things more confusing, some things can be listed as organic but are in fact significantly altered genetically from nature’s original model. Wheat is an example of this. Many people are
savvy enough now to understand that GMO foods are essentially untested products, have the potential to alter the organism consuming it, and are likely to carry chemical residues from their exposure to pesticides and herbicides. While technically not GMO, what about hybridized crops? Hybridization is a technique used to crossbreed plant strains in order to select certain traits.
Medicine 101 By Dr. Tara Macart Even though hybridization does not qualify as “genetic modification” (where genes are either inserted or deleted), it is still a form of genetic alteration.
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like sodium azide. Yum! Dr. William Davis, preventative cardiologist and author of Wheat Belly, argues that readily available wheat is not good for your health. Wheat contains a substance called amylopectin A. He says this molecule is easily converted into blood sugar, perhaps even better than table sugar. Simple carbohydrate consumption is notorious for a “roller coaster” pattern of blood sugar levels, which drives hunger and energy storage (aka weight gain). Heavy simple carbohydrate consumption is associated with elevated LDL formation (the bad cholesterol), and glycation, the process of making proteins sticky with sugars. The more glycation: the more atherosclerosis. Promoting obesity and cardiovascular disease, regular wheat consumption seems to be a recipe for disaster. So what is the attraction? Wheat is yummy and addictive! The National Institute of Health “showed that glutenderived polypeptides can cross into the brain and bind to the brain’s opiate receptors.” (Macleans.ca, 2011). Anything that binds to opioid receptors is reinforcing. The pleasurable feelings associated with eating wheat drive us
to do it again. The Canadian Food Guide recommends six to eight servings of whole grains per day for a healthy diet. Even though the Canadian Food Guide has been recently modified, it might not be right for everyone. In particular, those who struggle with weight problems. Glucose control and weight management tend to improve on a low simple carbohydrate diet. Some even go simple carb free, at least for a while. A naturopathic dietary assessment can really be instrumental in clarifying misperceptions about food, especially when it comes to finding new ways of eating given new found wheat awareness. Wheat might not be such a health obstacle if it were an old heritage form. Old fashioned (naturally organic) wheat might just be the perfect hearty whole grain we need. Look for Red Fife, grown in Canada in the 1800s. Alas, the agricultural industry has virtually left this seed in the dust. If you find old heritage wheat in the health food store or at a farmer’s market, grab it. It is a rare commodity. — Dr. Tara Macart owns Opti-Balance Naturopathic Medicine in Qualicum Beach with her husband Jonathan.
Bob ﬁnally retired PARKSVILLE — A party was held Oct. 15 at The Beach Club in honour of Bob Bater who, after 36 years of installing floors, finally retired. In attendence was the family of Bob and his wife of 34 years, Jacque, and their sons Bob and Troy, their spouses and all the staff at United Carpet in Parksville. Of his 36 working years, Bob said 19 of those was for Dan Neubauer and his wife Cathy, owners of United Carpet. Bob, Dale Rogers,and Rod Tillapaugh started out together in 1992, all three moving here from Victoria and becoming a team at United Carpet doing the installation of carpet and lino. “Dan and Cathy are the reasons why our communities continue to grow, they put their trust in there employees who in turn give great customer service,” said Bob. “I’d like to thank all the staff and sub trades past and present for making it a special 19 years.” — Submitted
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ill (not his real name) came to me about a relationship problem, but went on to tell me he compulsively drinks because he is an alcoholic. He continued with, “I get it honestly: my dad and all my uncles are alcoholics. I can’t help it. I’m a victim.” The active alcoholic almost always sees himself as a victim. The most pervasive sign of this is his blaming other people and situations for his life. He blames his wife for making him drink. He blames his ex-wives and girlfriends for robbing him blind. He blames the economy for his underemployment. He blames his childhood for his chronic unhappiness. Nothing about his life is of his doing. It is interesting that there are a lot of other people with none of the usual types of addiction — alcohol, drugs, pre-
scription medications, gambling, sex — that portray themselves as victims just as the alcoholic does. They blame the external world for their chronic unhappiness: “How could I be happy while the world is in such bad shape?” “My girlfriend got pregnant at 19 and in the last 40 years she has never apologized for getting pregnant and that makes me unhappy.” Bizarre? Yes, but real. Victims do blame their condition on the economy, their families, their genetics, bad luck and a host of other external things. They seem to compulsively hold on to the notion that other people and things control their well-being. It’s a given that the addict is a victim: he does not have control of his pursuit of his drug of choice. I invite you to the curious about whether the corollary is
Happiness By Dr. Neill Neill true: is the victim an addict, that is, is the victim addicted to not being in control? Walks like a duck, swims like a duck… So how does anyone get out of being addicted to a lack of control? How does anyone get out of being so stuck? The first step in getting out of any addiction is to become aware of it. This is often difficult because the addiction becomes interwoven with the victim’s identity. Next, the victim decides his life has become intolerable and will do whatever it takes to get out of that stuck
place. For the alcoholic, quitting drinking is only a beginning. If nothing else is allowed to change, relapse is almost inevitable. True full recovery for the alcoholic involves a shift in personal identity from being a victim to taking responsibility for his/her life. In the process, everything is on the table. I suggest that for the victim, the person addicted to a lack of control, the process is exactly the same. And the end result for the former victim is the freedom to be in charge of his/her sense of well-being and purpose. None of this lets us escape from the vicissitudes of life. Objectively, companies downsize putting people out of work, and others die in car accidents or through diseases. Cancer recently took Jack Layton. You could think of Jack as
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Understanding obsession ECHO Players’ Laura features some strong actors in this murder-mystery
f you want to spend the evening enjoying a classic mystery just before Halloween check out the first production of ECHO Players 2011/12 season and see if you can figure out who killed Laura. Directed by Werner Koch the play Laura is billed as a classic American detective story against the dawning of the modern jazz age. Written in 1943 the play centres around Laura Hunt, the ideal modern woman: beautiful, elegant, highly ambitious, and utterly mysterious. No man could resist her charms ... not even the tough NYPD detective sent to find out who turned her into By a faceless corpse. Brenda As this tough cop probes Gough the mystery of Laura’s death, he becomes obsessed with her strange power. Soon he realizes he’s been seduced by a dead woman ... or has he? In mounting the production, effects are used to make the era come to life. During the 1940s, smoking cigarettes was common, so fake cigarettes that only give off a harmless vapor are smoked. As the love story and murder mystery collide on the stylish set that catches the era, some darkly complex characters including a woman who stands as the ultimate femme fatale are what make the production come alive. The play has two great strengths. The first is Samantha Bau an ECHO alumni who plays the title role. Bau is not only strong in her role, her presence on stage is what brings all the characters she has dialogue with to life. It is hard not to take your eyes off her, particularly with her marvelous costumes that depict the era to a T. The play’s second strength is Brian Lecky as the villainous Waldo Lydecker. Waldo is Laura Hunt’s mentor and Lecky convincingly portrays the vain, deliciously nasty, newspaper columnist who narrates an ingenious plot twist throughout the three act SEE UNDERSTAND ON A27 play.
A NEWS Review
Kenny Shaw left, and Brian Temple perform at the Lighthouse Community Centre Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m.
High-calibre musical comedy By BRENDA GOUGH NEWS REPORTER
f you are looking for a unique twist of musical parodies and hilarious oneliners for your entertainment this weekend, then you should check out a show described as country comedy and 60s music tributes for baby boomers. Wacky musical cowboy comedians Kenny Shaw and Brian Temple are performing at the Light-
house Community Centre on Saturday, Oct. 22. The pair have merged their unpredictable and zany antics to form a high-powered comedy duo aimed directly at the funny bone of baby boomer audiences. Their musical tributes are not only funny, but delivered with a high calibre of musicality. Shaw has received the BC Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award for four
Though he is billed as a consecutive years. Well-loved by audicountry comedian, Shaw ences for his high-energy said you don’t have to be a country music fan to apantics, animated story telling, and very large hat, preciate the show. “We cross over into pop Shaw calls Comox home and said he is looking music and do the Beatles, forward to the gig at the the Rolling Stones, Neil Sedaka and Elvis.” Lighthouse Community Centre, admitting it has Shaw also has a repertoire of about two been a while since he has performed in the area. dozen voices. They include “It’s my first time on famous actors such as Christopher Lloyd and that stage and it has been at least 10 years since I Jack Nicholson. have performed in the area,” he said. SEE UNEXPECTED ON A29
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Errington volunteer ﬁreﬁghter Brad Knorr shows six-year-old Brendan Glendale of Errington, left, and eight-year-old Paul Bagi ,who came all the way from Nanaimo, how to operate a ﬁre hose. in danger. The open house also stressed the importance of earthquake awareness and included a table of items that people should consider putting into an
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Understand the obsessions to unravel the mystery Without revealing too much, the play opens with detective Mark McPherson falling in love with Laura. He knows he’s in love with a phantom — for Laura is dead, and he’s in charge of her murder investigation. As this tough cop probes the mystery of Laura’s death, he becomes obsessed with her strange power. Colin Partridge brings a cool charm to the role of detective McPherson but could be a bit more convincing portraying the character as a hardboiled NYPD investigator. Laura’s parasitic playboy
fiancé, Shelby Carpenter is played by Scott Murray, who adopted a southern drawl for the part. The role of Shelby is Murray’s first attempt at a non-musical/non-comedy character and his portrayal as a southern gentlemen occasionally was lost when his accent slipped. Margaret Jenkins shines in the small role of Bessie Clary, Laura’s loyal housekeeper. As Mrs. Dorgan, Laura Aitken gives as strong performance a the bitter landlady of the swanky Upper East Side third floor
apartment she leases to the elegant Laura Hunt who is a bad influence on her young son Danny. Brayden Osborn plays his role as Danny Dorgan with an innocent charm. It is the first production with ECHO Players for the Grade 10 student from Kwalikum Secondary School and his charismatic performance points to a promising acting career. An endless string of men were obsessed with Laura and the audience must try to understand the obsessions to unravel the mystery of what happened to her.
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Emma Beaton returns to local stage Multi-talented local musician Emma Beaton has been one busy lady, touring with her stringboard band Joy Kills Sorrow but she is back home for a bit of R and R and to perform with Nic Gareiss Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Oceanside Community Baptist Church. The two, who were nominated for the Canadian Folk Music Award Traditional Singer of the Year with their self-titled CD, have both been so busy they have only now found time to tour with their CD. They will be in Qualicum Beach, Seattle, Vancouver and Campbell River this month. Beaton said this is only the second time they have toured together and she is looking forward to their five shows
By BRENDA GOUGH NEWS REPORTER
Emma Beaton and Nic Gareiss to play Oct. 20 at the Oceanside Community Baptist Church. where they will perform traditional ballads, folk songs and originals. The folk duo first met at several music camps and began playing together
late at night after square dances and evening-long fiddle tunes sessions. The songs they sang became the last music of the night. Their music to date is inventive and diverse and grounded in Celtic and Americana traditions. Beaton, lead singer of the criticallyacclaimed ensemble Joy Kills Sorrow, is coming off a three-month tour. As a singer Gareiss has soft subtle tones and paired with Beaton’s clear voice their sound has been called delicate and broken and perfectly sweet. The audience on hand for the Thursday night show will get to enjoy some of his fancy footwork and Beaton said she will leave the dancing to him. Tickets for the Oct. 20 show are $20 and can be purchased at the Vintage Candy Shop in Qualicum Beach. Doors open at 7 with the show at 7:30 p.m.
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Unexpected compatibility became a great ﬂoor show He said some of the impersonations are easier to learn than others and admits it is hard to find new cartoon characters. “I am working on a Family Guy voice but the older generation doesn’t relate to it much.” He adds the baby boomers don’t relate much to rap music either but it is a musical genre that is included in their musical parodies.
“We poke fun at countryrap. Shorten it down and it spells CRAP,” he confessed. Shaw’s comedic partner on stage, Temple has been busy engaging audiences in the club circuit and gaining the reputation as a sought after session player. He is a multi-instrumentalist equally at home playing percussion, bass, or guitar. Temple’s high-energy comedy, sterling vocals,
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BUSINESS ‘Negligible’ progress to protect farm land ALC’s budget has been cut 30 per cent since 2002 The staff and owners of Parksville’s Cha Ch’a Java will introduce smoothies. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Café makes smooth move PARKSVILLE — Cha Ch’a Java is adding a new, natural line of healthy, great tasting smoothies, juices and boosters to better serve the community and visitors of Parksville. Cha Ch’a Java is raising the bar by introducing completely all-natural whole-food smoothies to their existing line of vegan and vegetarian options. Cha Ch’a Java, is a locally-owned organic café. Owners Melody and Campbell Evans, bought the establishment in 2009. Since they took over, they have taken the café to new heights, serving healthy lunch options, becoming a solid lunch spot for the community and visitors alike. “The next step for us is a smoothie and juice bar,” said Melo-
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By JEFF NAGEL BLACK PRESS VANCOUVER — Little to no action has been taken in the year since B.C.’s Auditor General red-flagged a series of big holes in the Agricultural Land Commission’s ability to protect farmland. Auditor General John Doyle’s original report in the fall of 2010 contained nine recommendations, some of them urging the ALC to fix inaccurate maps of Agricultural Land Reserve boundaries and tighten enforcement against those who degrade farmland. The commission’s budget has been cut 30 per cent since 2002 and the audit had found the agency is underfunded and understaffed to carry out much of its duties. But in a new followup report, Doyle sees inaction over the past year.
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Nothing has been done with five recommendations and the rest are only partly implemented. “I am disappointed that the ALC has made negligible progress,” he said in the report. The ALC tabled a new strategic vision for the future last November but the proposed new directions are stalled in
Victoria because the provincial government has yet to make any decisions. On all nine of the original recommendations, Doyle’s report says the ALC is “awaiting direction from government.” The commission is seeking increased funding for several initiatives. The future food-growing productivity of the ALR continues to be damaged by illegal activity such as the dumping of construction material and tainted fill on farmland. Doyle previously found the ALC too often gives violators written or verbal warnings instead of issuing orders or fines because it can’t afford to defend tougher measures if they’re challenged in court. The Lower Mainland has lost eight per cent of its ALR land since the reserve was created in 1973.
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Darleen MacDonald It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the passing of our mother, grandmother, Sister, sister, Mother, Grandmother, niece Niece and and friend, Friend,Darleen DarleenBetty BetMacDonald ty MacDonald(nee (neeOlfert). Olfert). She was born December 6th, 1944 in Swiftcurrent, SK and passed away peacefully on the morning of October 11th, 2011 in Nanaimo, BC. She is survived by her daughters, Tracy (Dale), andand Darcy; her brother Har(Dale),Kim Kim(Kevin), (Kevin), Darcy; her brother old (Celina), Aunt Florence; Harold (Celina), Aunt Forence;and and six six grandchildren, Amanda (Lon), Jordan, Braedan, Shane, Cheyenne and Mason. She leaves behind a void in the hearts and lives of everyone who knew her. She will be especially missed by her long time friend, conďŹ dante and traveling buddy Bonnie Franks of Campbell River, and by Gerry Poole of Parksville who shared many special memories with Darleen. Please join us to celebrate the life of Darleen on Friday October 21st at 2:00 pm at Sunrise Ridge Resort, Dr. Parksville, Parksville, BC. BC. Resort, 1175 1175 Resort resort Dr.
In lieu of ďŹ‚owers a donation to the Canadian Lung Association or The Heart & Stroke Foundation in memory of Darleen would be appreciated.
LAURIN, INA BAIRD Born Montreal February 1924, Died Vancouver October 7, 2011
Laurin, Ina Baird (Boo) (nee Walker) peacefully on October 7, 2011 in Vancouver at the age of 87. Daughter of the late William Walker and Gertrude Baird. Pre-deceased by beloved husband on October 9, 2009, Duncan Laurin. Cherished Mother of Darryl Laurin, (Marjukka Laurin, deceased), Suzanne (Ray Gavin, deceased) and Andrew (Nazy) Devoted grandmother to Duncan Gavin, Bryce Cayer (Laurin) and Robert Gavin. Boo was a life full of family, friends, love and laughter. She will be greatly missed. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Point Grey Care Home, Qualicum Manor and Vancouver General Hospital for their extraordinary care and compassion. A service will be held for Boo, at St. Stephenâ€™s Church, 150 Villiage Way, Qualicum, BC on October 24, 2011 at 2pm. In lieu of ďŹ‚owers donations may be made to a charity of choice.
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LEGALS NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The estate of Marion Amy Allison, also known as Marion Allison, Deceased, formerly of 201 Cypress Street, Parksville, B.C. Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Marion Amy Allison, also known as Marion Allison, Deceased, are hereby notiďŹ ed under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to Richard Milton Crossley, the Executor of the Estate, c/o Rodway & Perry, at #1 699 Beach Road, Qualicum Beach, B.C. V9K 1S4 on or before November 21st, 2011 after which date the Executor will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. Richard Milton Crossley, Executor. NOTICE TO Your Community LEAH GIRARD
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NOTICE TO Dawn Bradshaw MISCELLANEOUS GOODS The above-mentioned goods stored at Eagle Mini Warehouse at 281 Fern Rd. East in Qualicum Beach will be advertised for sale and sold by Public Auction under The Warehousemanâ€™s Lien Act if outstanding charges are not paid in full by noon on November 1st, 2011
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LOST AND FOUND
Born August 26, 1925 passed away September 24, 2011
FOUND: RING at Sanderson mailboxes, call to identify at 250-752-7338.
In Arrowsmith Lodge, Parksville after a lengthily illness. Survived by his loving wife Alexandrea of 20 years. We wish to extend sincere thanks to all the wonderful staff for their extra ordinary care and attention during his illness. No Service by request
FOUND, SET of keys at Hirst & McCarter, 1 green key cover & 1 black key cover & Green Alcan Tag on them. Call the News to claim 250-248-4341.
THURLBORN, â€˜Bettyâ€™ Elizabeth Marion
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1927 - 2011
Betty passed away at Malaspina Gardens in Nanaimo on October 10, 2011. Predeceased by her husband Robert of 60 years, she is survived by her daughter Shannon Helgesen, grandchildren; Lars, Shawn and Kim, great-granddaughter Kylana-Leigh and sister Caroline Lamming. Betty started work in her teens during WWII in the wire rope industry. She was an accomplished painter of oils, singer of opera and yodeling and did quite a lot of missionary work in Mexico. A service will be held at the Arbutus Grove Church, 170 Hirst Ave Parksville, BC on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 @ 2:00pm with a light luncheon to follow. Donations in Bettyâ€™s memory may be made to the Arbutus Grove Mission Work Fund, PO Box 1295 Stn Main, Parksville, BC V9P 2H3. YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.
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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIANSenior, Licensed required. Flat rate. Long term employment. Resume to Comox Valley Automotive Services, 734 Knight Road, Comox, BC, V9M 3T3.
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SUB - CONTRACTORS Emcon Services Inc., Road & Bridge Maintenance contractor is looking for sub-contractors with snow removal equipment available for the 2011/2012-winter season to operate from Nanaimo, Parksville, Port Alberni and Ucluelet. Expressions of Interest should be submitted no later than October 21, 2011 and include type of equipment, hourly rates, and WCB number to: Emcon Services Inc. 1435 Springhill Road Parksville, BC V9P 2T2 Fax: 250-248-5574
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AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS Emcon Services Inc., Road & Bridge Maintenance contractor is looking for Auxiliary Equipment Operators for the current winter season, preferably with experience operating snowplows and sanding trucks. Operators are needed for Parksville, Nanaimo, Port Alberni and Ucluelet. QualiďŹ cations include: Valid BC Driverâ€™s Licence (minimum Class 3 /air). Proven highway trucking experience. Experience driving tandem axle vehicles and operating a variety of transmissions. Pre-employment drug screening. QualiďŹ ed applicants are invited to submit rĂŠsumĂŠs, along with photocopy of drivers licence, an up-to-date drivers abstract and references to substantiate driving experience to: Emcon Services Inc. 1435 Springhill Road Parksville, BC V9P 2T2 Fax: 250-248-5574 *Please specify the area that you would be able to work*
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MEDICAL/DENTAL CDA Family dental practice in Parksville is searching for a CertiďŹ ed Dental Assistant to help with chair side & reception duties. The successful candidate must be enthusiastic, positive work well in a team environment.
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ATTENTION MACHINISTS: Metaltek Machining in Lloydminster, AB is expanding!Hiring: Machinists, CNC Operators, Programmers. State-ofthe-Art Facility, Fantastic Team, BeneďŹ ts. Fax 780-8725239 email@example.com www.metaltekmachining.com EXPERIENCED HDD Directional Drillers, Steering Hands, and Class 1 drivers required immediately. QualiďŹ ed candidates should have horizontal directional drilling exp., a positive work ethic and must possess a valid driverâ€™s license. Travel and living allowance supplied Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax 780-9602927. We offer competitive wages and are committed to maintaining a positive and safe work environment.
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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS TENDERS
Notice of a PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING 702 & 714 Wembley Road; and 916 Island Highway West Electoral Area â€˜Gâ€™ A Public Information Meeting is being held concerning the provision of park land as part of a subdivision application (No. PL2011-130) for the parcels located at 702 and 714 Wembley Road, and 916 Island Highway West in Electoral Area â€˜Gâ€™ and legally described as: Lot 2, DL 81, Nanoose District, Plan 30553; That Part of Lot 1, DL 81, Nanoose District, Plan 6179 Lying to the West of the Westerly Boundary of Plan 814 RW; and Lot 1, DL 81, Nanoose District, Plan 14626 (as shown on the map). The Public Information Meeting will be held at: Oceanside Place, Multi-Purpose Room 2nd Floor, 830 Island Highway West Thursday, October 20, 2011, Parksville BC, 6:30 pm Additional information about the applicantâ€™s proposal will be presented at this Public Information Meeting and may be viewed at the RDN Administration ofďŹ ce located at 6300 Hammond Bay Road in Nanaimo. Comments received at this Public Information Meeting will be included in the staff report prepared for the Electoral Area Planning Committee. For more information on this proposal please contact the RDN Planning Department during regular business hours (8:30 am â€“ 4:30 pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays). 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.rdn.bc.ca Mail: 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, B.C. V9T 6N2
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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.
Ladysmith Chronicle The award-winning Ladysmith Chronicle has an opening for an editor commencing as soon as possible. The successful candidate will possess an attention to detail as well as the ability to work under pressure in a deadline-driven environment. As well as editing copy and paginating pages, the successful candidate can expect to produce some news copy and editorials, take photographs, and generate story ideas. Knowledge of Canadian Press style is vital. The ability to organize copy and supervise the production of special supplements is also required. The editor will also be expected to work closely with the publisher and staff in production and advertising. You have a passion for, and are comfortable with, all aspects of multimedia journalism. You have a track record of turning around well-written, fact-based, concise, well-produced content quickly, for posting online that day â€“ with collateral (text, photos and video). You have demonstrable skills in all aspects of web journalism: s3EARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION OF ALL CONTENT s#ONTENT CURATION s3OCIAL MEDIA &ACEBOOK 4WITTER AS BOTH RESEARCH TOOLS and trafďŹ c generators â€“ listening and participating in the CONVERSATION s"LOGGING s7EB MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 4HE ,ADYSMITH #HRONICLE A "LACK 0RESS PUBLICATION covers the vibrant and growing communities of Ladysmith and Chemainus on the east coast of Vancouver Island. 0LEASE FORWARD YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUMĂ? BY &RIDAY October 21, 2011 to : Publisher, Ladysmith Chronicle Attention: Teresa McKinley 341- 1st Avenue, PO Box 400 Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A3 Fax. 250-245-2260 email@example.com
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HAULING AND SALVAGE
for NEWER FRIDGES, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS etc.
ALL TYPES of hauling. Small loads, garden waste, construction debris & junk. Ron 250757-2094 or 250-228-1320
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FULL WARRANTY. Large Showroom
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HOT TUB spa cover, 76”x88”. Like new $200. (250)752-3559
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
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.
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MISCELLANEOUS WANTED GUNS WANTED: I want to buy your guns. Call (250)4687533.
MISC SERVICES DYNAMIC SHED & small building moving. Across your yard, across town. Free estimates. Parksville, Qualicum & Nanaimo. Can haul unwanted sheds. Dean 250-927-1968.
GARAGE SALES PARKSVILLE, 106 Stanford Ave. W, Oct. 22/23, 10am 4pm daily, Giant indoor sale with lots of raw/strands amber, rock & gems, cut rock, cabs, fossils, beads, ﬁndings, semiprecious stones, ammonites, pottery masks, jewelry, and much more! Will sell retail or wholesale (bulk). Located in our garage off Craig St. for more info call 250-954-0227
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Qualicum Beach Condo beautiful ocean view, 2 bdrm + den, 2 bath, fully updated, new laminate ﬂoors, 6 appls, covered parking, avail Nov. 1. 55+ building, N/S, N/P. $1400 mo. Call 250-586-1100. DOWNTOWN QUALICUM- 1 bdrm + den condo, completely reno’d, covered parking, large patio, granite counters, stainless appls, avail immed, $1100 mo. Call (250)752-3419. QUALICUM BEACH: Downtown, 1000sf, 2bdrm, 1 bath, lrg living room & deck, $1000. Avail. immed, 1 year lease, NS/NP. 2 refs. 250-240-0549, 250-752-3241, 250-752-7904.
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ONE bedroom, unfurnished cottage, downtown Parksville. Yearround rental. $750/month, utilities included. Suit quiet person(s). Small pet considered. References required. 250-248-3171.
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BOWSER- NEWLY renovated 1/2 duplex, bright 2 bdrm, 4 appls, on 1 acre. Refs req’d. NS/NP. $800 mo. Call 250927-1234. Available Nov. 1. RENOVATED 2 bdrm suite in Parksville, insuite lndry. Close to town & beach. Avail immed. $850/mo. Call 250-954-7088. RENOVATED 3 bdrm duplex in Parksville. Close to town & beach. Avail end of Oct. $1300/mo. Call 250-954-7088.
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QUALICUM BEACH. Spacious 3 Bdrm duplex. Walk to all schools, shops, pool & beach, great neighbourhood, 1.5 baths, 3appls, back deck, front balcony, carport, private fully fenced yard, very large storage space/workshop included. Pets neg. N/S. W/D hook-up. Nov 1st. $1000. Call (250)752-7404, (250)951-1290 QUALICUM RANCHERSnow birds welcome! On crawl space, dbl garage, sunroom, hardwood ﬂoors, 2 bdrm+ den 2 bath, W/D, F/S, D/W. Gorgeous mountain view. NS/NP. $1250. Call 250-752-1693 or 250-228-9891. SAN PARIEL, Parksville. 2-3 bdrm, 2 bath rancher. 5 appls, fenced yard, quiet cul-de-sac. NS/NP. $1300./mo. Avail. Nov. 15th. (250)954-3474. WATERFRONT HOME Nanoose- furnished, 6 appls, hot tub, F/P, NP/NS. Now to April 30th, 2012. $1400.+ oil & hydro. Phone, cable, internet incld. Refs req’d. Call 604985-2420 or 604-626-5626. WATERFRONT COLUMBIA beach area. Fabulous view 3 bdrm, 2-1/2 bath, 6 appls, dbl garage. Lease avail. $1500. 250-334-3126, 250-218-3162. WHISKEY CREEK- 3 bdrm, 1 bath, lrg yard. N/S, N/P. Damage deposit & refs. $900./mo. Avail Oct. 15. 250-752-4556.
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WATERFRONT HOME Nanoose- furnished, 6 appls, hot tub, F/P, NP/NS. Now to April 30th, 2012. $1400.+ oil & hydro. Phone, cable, internet incld. Refs req’d. Call 604985-2420 or 604-626-5626.
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The Ballenas Whalers took control of their home ďŹ eld over the weekend. See page A41.
Generals retooling Junior B hockey team looks to rebound with new goalies By JAMES CLARKE PQ NEWS SPORTS
Storm striker Hunter Banting drives for the net Sunday in VIPL U14 Boys soccer action. JAMES CLARKE PHOTO
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â€œWeâ€™ve got a lot of work ahead of us.â€? Itâ€™s back to the drawing board for Oceansideâ€™s Save On Foods Generals, as head coach and GM Dave Johnston continues to try and find the formula for what ails his young team. Back in action a few short days after Johnston released his head coach, assistant coach and both goalies, the Generals were thumped 7-3 on Friday in Sidney against the Peninsula Panthers, then gave up two unanswered goals in the third period at home on Saturday to go down 3-1 to the Campbell River Storm. â€œBrutal,â€? Johnston grumbled Saturday afternoon when asked how it went against the Panthers. â€œAn unacceptable effort level ... I mean we have a big job ahead of us, thereâ€™s no doubt about it. We need to re-instill the culture of hard work first.â€? That evening the Generals got caught on their heals against a surly Storm squad that came out flying. It was trial by fire for Dylan Quinn, one of three new goalies Johnston brought in last week.
Puckstopper Dylan Quinn came up with some big stops against the Storm in his debut with the Oceanside Generals on Saturday. JAMES CLARKE PHOTO Quinn had to make a quick pad save in traffic 17 seconds into the game, and was tested five more times in the first five minutes. Campbell River carried the play early, but the Generals regrouped and turned the tables through hard work, but as has been the script so far this season, came up short on finish. There was a fight 6:08 into the game when Generalsâ€™ captain Nick Bell stepped in and landed a couple bombs on CRâ€™s
Brendan Enns for his vicious two-handed slash on an Oceanside player. Bellâ€™s early departure from the game left the Generals with only four defensemen. The two teams played to a scoreless first period tie, and Taylor Gray (Dylan Haugen, Keenan McConnell) scored 50 seconds into the second for a 1-0 Oceanside lead. CR countered at 12:35 for a 1-1 tie after 40 minutes. SEE
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The Whalers beat the Sun Devils for the first time in the teamâ€™s 11-year history, and Ballenas Secondary Schoolâ€™s boys of AA varsity football reeled in its first conference win of the season on home field with a physical 27-13 decision over South Delta Saturday. Played out under fabulous fall conditions and the sidelines loud with the cheers of fans of both teams, the game started with the graduating Whalers â€” 14 in all â€” taking time to present their moms with blue roses as part of the teamâ€™s annual Motherâ€™s Day â€œin appreciation for everything they doâ€? event. Jake Edkins led the team out onto the field and through the banner in explosive fashion, brandishing a harpoon. Offensively, Ballenasâ€™ passing game was back on track as quarterback Liam Oâ€™Brien found senior receivers Matt Vandervelde, Dustin Rodriguez, and Justin Holland for touchdowns in the first half. Ballenas took a 21-7 lead into the break. One of three fulltime captains on the team, Vandervelde is constantly talking to his teammates on the field and scored his touchdown when he took a swing pass from seven yards out, lowered his shoulder and blew through two defenders. â€œHeâ€™s one of our main leaders, and a real physical presence,â€? said coach Jeremy Conn. Oâ€™Brien heads into week three of the regular season as the second leading Double-A passer in the province, while his favourite targets, Holland and Rodriguez, are the seventh and eighth ranked receivers in B.C. The Whalers, wearing their black and blues, played
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The Whalersâ€™ Chance Kougan makes something out of what looked to be nothing much to the chagrin of a Sun Devil coach on Saturday. ball-control in the second half and were chewing up the clock when tailback Tysen Hunt scampered 59 yards for the Whalersâ€™ last major. Hunt finished with a game-high 143 yards rushing on the day. Holland also led the stifling Whaler D with eight tackles. Dennis Adams had six tackles and an interception which he returned for 21 yards. Chance Kougan also had six tackles. Defensive end Scott McDonald had three sacks and four tackles on the day, and Jake Adams, who has been playing very well of late, broke through for a sack as well. â€œThat poor quarterback â€” he took a beating today,â€? one Whalersâ€™ fan chuckled. The hit of the game came in the second quarter when Dallas Towell delivered a
Whalerâ€™s captain Matt Vandervelde calls a play in the red zone. crushing peel-back block that launched a Sun Devil defender into the stratosphere and sprung Holland
for extra yards around the left side, much to the delight of the Ballenas bench. â€œOverall we were very happy as our defense played physical, our offence is getting to be more balanced as needed, and our special teams continues to improve,â€? said Conn, adding, â€œthis is a big monkey off our back as we have never beaten South Delta (and) it feels really good right now.â€? The win lifts the Whalers to 1-1 and tied with their longtime Mainland rivals the Handsworth Royals for second in the five-team AA Western Conference behind the unbeaten No. 1 ranked Barsby Bulldogs. GAME ON The Sr. Whalers are back home this Friday (3:15 p.m. kickoff) for a big game against said Royals.
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Minor baseball awards handed out nate to have a number of excellent coaches working with our players.” To see the coaches who where named to this year’s honour roll along with passages from each of their nominations go to www.ballcharts.com/Oceanside. Earning Umpires of the Year honours were Chloe Elston and Jacob Barker. Key to OMBA’s success every season, said Parlow, “is our umpire group. These individuals, ages 13 and up, are indispensable to the league and our players’ enjoyment of the game. Jacob, in his first year umpiring,
PARKSVILLE — From the desk of Oceanside Minor Baseball president Mike Parlow comes word the names are out and the honours well-earned, for the local association’s annual Achievement Awards. Longtime dedicated minor baseball booster Lyle Lamont picked up the Coaching Award. “Lyle is a past OMBA president and founding member of Oceanside Baseball and continues to contribute to the development of youth in our community,” said Parlow, adding, “Oceanside Baseball is very fortu-
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Decent effort by Gens The Storm scored the winner at 18:09, then adding an empty-netter with 14 seconds left. Quinn made 32 saves in a losing cause. Dylan Haugen was the game’s third star. “It was obviously disappointing not to be on the winning side of it but our guys gave a good effort in what was a really good hockey game,” Johnston assessed Sunday night. “I thought we had good goaltending both games. Obviously Friday we left our (goalie) all alone ... and then Saturday, I thought Dylan Quinn was spectacular.” The weekend losses drop the Generals to 3-8-1 and one point up on the 3-8 Storm for second in the North. Hayden Smith, 19, from Spruce Grove AB. was picked up from the Kamloops Storm of the KIJHL. He got the start against the Panthers Friday night. Saturday’s starter Quinn, 18, from Prince George, was just released from the Flin Flon Bombers of the MJHL. Backing him up was Michael Gudmandson, 18, from Sherwood Park. Gudmandson was just released from the Jr. A Dawson Creek Rage of the USHL and will get his first start this week.
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family. “We had some really positive results this year. Building on the foundation we had put in place in years prior, the association grew by about 12 per cent this past season. “This was pretty significant growth and our volunteers worked that much harder to put a good season together,” Parlow assessed on the season that was. “Without Save-On’s involvement, we simply couldn’t afford to put a quality program like that together.”
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did a great job in bringing enthusiasm and a strong focus to the role. Chloe, our Senior Award winner, brings tremendous skill, professionalism and commitment to her efforts behind the plate.”
It’s meant to give players on VI the chance to compete at a higher level than house without FROM leaving the rock. Also helping out on the sidelines Sunday was coach Claude Bolton. “He’s a professional coach that came out and helped a lot. It was great for the kids ... that’s the top team in the league, so that was definitely a good result for us.” Victoria came into the game 2-0 while the Storm, who pencil in local players Andy Reynolds and Aaron Paetkau, are still looking for their first win. FROM “We really came around today,” sad coach Reynolds, adding, “this is our first season together as a group — a lot of these teams have been together for years, and you can really see the improvement since our first game.” IN OTHER VIPL action, the U14 Girls Storm, which has seven local players in the lineup, lost 2-1 to first-place Victoria on Saturday at QB Rec fields, missing two starters. FROM “A real good effort,” said Reynolds, whose daughter Kate scored the opening goal in that one. The Storm lost the game off a penalty shot in extra time. GAME ON The U14 Boys Storm host Victoria Bays on Sunday at Nanaimo turf fields. The U14 Girls Storm team is in Victoria on Saturday.
A43 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Kondors outlast the Scorpions The Scorpions came to play, but it was the Kondors carving out a well-earned 3-2 win on home field in BC High School AA Sr. Boys soccer action last Thursday. A fiercely contested match between to good sides, both with a win and a loss in Mid-Island league play, this one, said Kwalikum coach Butch Gayton, “was a huge win for us,” adding it could very well be “the turning point of our season.” Senior striker Owen Mathison staked KSS to a 1-0 lead 15 minutes in. The Scorpions replied 15 minutes later off a botched clearing attempt. Mathison, who has been a force this season, “is playing the best soccer he’s ever played as a Kondor, ever,” said Gayton. Ben Robson upped it to 2-1 for KSS early in the second half off a beautiful throughball from call-up Darien Atkinson. The two players hooked up again a few minutes later when Atkinson cleaned up a Robson rebound for a 3-1 Kondor lead. The Scorpions scored with about 10
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Owen Mathison watches his shot on net during his team’s win over the Gulf Islands Scorpions. minutes remaining to cut to within one, but KSS closed the door. Kwalikum’s keeper, converted center-mid Kevin Frampton “has been solid all year for us.” With the win over Gulf Islands under their belts, the Kondors travelled to Campbell River on the weekend for the Carihi Invitational. KSS opened with a 3-nil loss to the Glenlyon Norfolk
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OU draws with NU QUALICUM BEACH — Oceanside’s ladies of soccer were in though at Qualicum Beach Rec Fields recently, battling a seasoned Nanaimo United side to a 1-1 draw. “They’re a very athletic team — very fast,” said Oceanside coach Dan Mahony. He added they were able to secure the point due to the play of their veteran keeper Pam Richer, who made four spectacular saves in the first half alone. Sunday marked Oceanside’s third game of the season and puts them at 1-1-1 in the Mid Island Women’s Soccer League (MIWSL). OU was slated to play on Oct. 16.
ton off goals from Mathison and Cole Stanhope. Saturday morning, the Kondors dominated the SMU Blue Devils 3-0 in what Gayton said was his side’s best start to any game so far this season. Stanhope, Andreas Zahrer and Brett Binnersly bulged the twine in that one. KSS closed out the tourney with a 3-1 win over the Highlands Raiders. Connall Spencer struck for two goals and Stanhope salted the win which earned the Kondors third place. Worth noting is that nine of the Kondors were back in action at QB Rec Fields on Sunday for house league action — their sixth game in four days. BIG GAME ON The Kondors are home Thursday (3:30 p.m.) for a big league game against Brentwood College.
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