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Care workers face pay cut Members of the Hospital Employees Union working at Standford Place seniors care facility in Parksville have been handed a wage rollback in an Oct. 7 arbitrator’s decision, which outlines the troubled state of business at the

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seniors facility. Arbitrator Vincent Ready stated in his decision that the financials of Standford Place were such that a collective agreement should not “place the survival of an employer’s business in jeopardy.”

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House burns to the ground in Nanoose Bay Fire razed a home in the Fairwinds community of Nanoose Bay Tuesday night. According to witnesses, two residents of the house escaped the flames, just before the fire claimed the building.

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Municipal candidate intros Starting on page A5, THE NEWS continues the introductions of the candidates in this November’s local government elections.

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Whalers win two tourneys The Ballenas Whalers junior girls volleyball team have been nearly perfect in their last two big tournaments of the season.

They are positioning themselves well for good finishes in upcoming district and Island championship events.

Art Skipsey takes a closer look at his Freeman of the Municipality medallion. Read more on page A12. NEIL HORNER PHOTO

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Fire was so intense there may be nothing left to investigate, says Nanoose Bay fire chief Doug Penny By STEVEN HEYWOOD NEWS EDITOR Fire razed a home in the Fairwinds community of Nanoose Bay Tuesday night. According to witnesses, two residents of the house escaped the flames, just before the fire claimed the building. Nanoose Bay Volunteer Fire Department chief Doug Penny said they received the homeowners’ 9-1-1 call at 8:59 p.m. and the first responder from the hall was on scene eight minutes later. However, the house was fully engulfed in fire. “(The owners) were getting a new roof and there were other renovations going on,” Penny said, noting without shingles on the roof — only strapping and tar paper — and with rooms lacking drywall and other finishing, the bare wood went up like matchsticks. “It was just like a torch. Poof, it was gone.” Twenty volunteer firefighters from Nanoose Bay attended the blaze, as did around 10 from the Parksville fire hall and an ambulance. No firefighters were injured that night. The owners — Al and Judy Abbott, according to neighbours

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Neighbours took this image of the burning building before it was razed Tuesday night. — got out of the house safely, wth only the clothes on their backs. Penny confirmed this, noting that the owners’ insurance company has already been in touch with his department for followup. An investigation into the cause of the fire isn’t likely, Penny added. “There’s just nothing left,” he

explained. “There’s nothing to look through (due to the extent of the damage).” Neighbour Garnet Hunt said the whole house was ablaze when it came to his attention and chunks of debris were landing on neighbouring properties, including his own, which is 274 metres away.

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The fire engulfed the house so quickly that the occupants didn’t even have time to get their shoes on, he added. “They were very calm,” said Hunt. “I suspect they were in shock.” — with files from the Nanaimo News Bulletin/Black Press

Stanford Place workers hit with cuts BY STEVEN HEYWOOD NEWS EDITOR Members of the Hospital Employees Union working at Standford Place seniors care facility in Parksville have been handed a wage rollback in an Oct. 7 arbitrator’s decision, which outlines the troubled state of business at the facility. Arbitrator Vincent Ready stated in his decision that the financials of Standford Place were such that a collective agreement should not “place the survival of an employer’s business in jeopardy.” His decision reports that Stanford Place is in financial peril

— caused by an error in estimatwell as a 25 per cent reduction in vacation time accrual and 33 per ing the cost of wages and benefits in its original bid, the delay in cent reduction in sick leave, all funding from the Vancouver Island from last year. In January of 2011, the employees gave the union a Health Authority (VIHA) for an additional 20 beds, and strike mandate, which This story was led the company a lower demand for private beds. to seek arbitration [online first through the Labour According to the Relations Board. HEU, the rollbacks www.pqbnews.com take more than $1.25 “It seems incredible,” said Mike Old, million out of wages and benefits of some 200 staff over HEU spokesperson, referring to the company’s position on wage the next two years — meaning some care workers at Standford and benefit cost estimates — as well as VIHA’s acceptance of that Place face wage cuts as deep as $3 business plan back in 2006. per hour. This is on top of a five per cent “The workers are being forced the bear the brunt of this.” wage reduction in Jan., 2010, as

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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 District 69 (Qualicum) and the four local areas in the Regional District of Nanaimo.

The Regional District of Nanaimo race

Pope brings fresh perspective to race Lance Pope grew up in the Oceanside area and, following the earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan, he fled back here with his wife in seek of refuge. Now, Pope wants to give back to the community that welcomed him home by running as a candidate for a position as Director of Area G for the Regional District of Nanaimo. A Canadian citizen, Pope moved from England to Parksville in 1974, when he was just 18 months old. Now, the French Creek resident wants the opportunity to represent the people whom he has called neighbour for so long. “I’ve never run for political office before. However, I felt it was the right time to serve the community and voice local concerns.” Those concerns, he said, include the need for affordable housing, the need for

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Lance Pope grew up in Area G and wants to represent it at the regional district. a 24-hour emergency clinic in Oceanside, the need to upgrade water service in the area and to protect the local environment. Transit tops his list of concerns, with the need to make the system more userfriendly a key component to his campaign. “I would like to see an online scheduler that includes ferry times and all points

of destination in B.C. The current online version is not user-friendly. I would also like to see adequate protection at the bus stops, so if an elderly lady is waiting for a bus, she can be sitting in an area that is protected from the weather.” Pope said the current regional growth strategy has the potential of increasing land values, which, in turn, could put further stress on longtime local residents, who are already feeling under financial pressure because of the cost of living here. “I feel that people who were born and raised here are feeling priced out of the market,” he said. “I would like to review this. It needs a fresh perspective.” Pope said he’s not content with the current plans for a community health centre and he wants something more comprehensive. “People would like to see an emergency centre operating 24 hours a day,” he said. “In the long run, we need

Round runs in Area G By BRENDA GOUGH NEWS REPORTER

ent governments and organizations together for a common good,” he said. Duane Round has an“My ability to listen nounced he is a candito a variety of opinions date for RDN Director in and find solutions will Electoral Area G. be put to work repreHe said he is running senting all residents of because he believes in Area G.” participating in his comHe is running on a munity and he enjoys platform of fair taxes, helping to improve the DUANE ROUND spending restraint and lives of people and gets ... wants to see fair accountability which he great satisfaction from taxation and said is needed espedoing a good job. spending restraint cially at this time to “Having been ensure that citizens can involved with many continue to enjoy their lives without volunteer groups as a worker and undue interference by government. board member, including the latest He stated that more advocacy to as Building Chair of the Lions Affordable Housing on Jensen Avenue, provincial and federal governments is needed. I have shown that I can bring differSEE RESPECT ON A6

HIGH LIVING EXPENSES AND LOW WAGES MEAN THAT TENS OF THOUSANDS OF WORKING FAMILIES ARE LIVING IN POVERTY IN B.C. For seven years running, our province has had the highest child poverty rate in Canada. Child poverty in BC is very much a low-wage story; the vast majority of BC’s poor children live in families with working parents.

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a hospital in Oceanside. It would create jobs and support local businesses. “It’s a large undertaking to do this, but if we start with a 24-hour emergency centre, as the city grows and time progresses, it can grow as well. As it is, if someone who is elderly does have a problem, it’s a long way to go for emergency care.” Pope said he agrees with much of what incumbent director Joe Stanhope has done, but stressed he brings fresh ideas and a new perspective to the area. “I’m new to politics and don’t have the experience some directors have, but I have passion and a desire to learn and serve the community,” he said. “I will do my best and work hard to keep the area’s interests my top priority, always. “Change is inevitable but we must make sure these changes are for the better, for our lifetime and for generations to come.”

Ken Dawson in three-way race By BRENDA GOUGH NEWS REPORTER When Ken Dawson decided to run for the position of Director in Electoral Area E it was because he believed the incumbent George Holme would be acclaimed. KEN DAWSON Turns out Bob ... making a race in Rogers also dropped Area E his hat into the ring so now he is in a three way race for the seat. The 76-year-old is a retired manufacturers representative. SEE WILL DONATE ON A6

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No Luck for the regional district BOWSER — Rodney Luck has had a change of heart and will not be running for Director in Electoral Area H. Bill Veenhof is the only other candidate for the RDN seat in Area H which includes Shaw Hill, Deep Bay and Bowser. — NEWS STAFF

Local candidate forums - 2011 Here’s the list of upcoming candidates forums in the District 69 area. Qualicum Beach town candidates • Qualicum Beach Residents’ Association meeting: Tuesday, November 1, 7 p.m. at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. All candidates for council meeting. Open to the public. • Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce and THE NEWS present the All Candidates for Council forum on Wednesday, November 2, 6:30 p.m. Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. Open to the public. • The Gardens care facility: Thursday, November 3, 10 a.m. in the main lounge. All candidates for council. Open to the public. Parksville city candidates • Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce and THE NEWS present the all candidates forum on Tuesday, November 8 at 7 p.m. Open to the public. School District 69 (Qualicum) candidates • A forum was held Thursday, Oct. 20. Visit THE NEWS online at www.pqbnews. com and pick up the Tuesday, Oct. 25 print edition for coverage.

Mayoral candidates online THE NEWS will be interviewing all of the area’s candidates for mayor and posting the video online at www.pqbnews. com. Check our ‘Elections’ tab on the main page for all of the videos.

PARENTS IN LOW-WAGE JOBS ARE TRYING TO BRING UP CHILDREN WITH ONE HAND TIED BEHIND THEIR BACK Families who work for low wages face impossible choices — buy food or heat the house, feed the children or pay the rent. The result can be spiraling debt, constant anxiety & long-term health problems.

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Preston tries for third term By AUREN RUVINSKY NEWS REPORTER Incumbent Bill Preston is running to keep his school board seat for Area F, Errington-Coombs, known as Arrowsmith, he pointed out. The two-time trustee is running again because there are a number of ongoing issues including the introduction of personalized learning

BILL PRESTON ... ongoing issues to complete for the 21st Century, which he described as “helping kids become

aware of their interests and abilities and help them design their own learning plan.” He said there are what he called PL21 programs being developed on a provincial level that will help deepen children’s learning. He said many teachers are already doing those kinds of things and programs are being designed at a provincial level. SEE

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He said ideally he would like to see more young people run municipally but that doesn’t seem to be the case. “We need younger candidates to enter the race but it seems that older people are the only ones to throw their hats into the ring.” Dawson said if he is elected he will donate the first $10,000 of his renumeration to the Canadian Cancer Society and he

challenges all candidates to do likewise. “A lot of municipal politicians have other sources of income and don’t really needy he money,” he said. He said he did the math and if everyone donated their pay cheque they could raise over three million dollars for charity. He said he hopes his plan isn’t interpreted as a gimmick because he is serious about his pledge to donate the money.

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Respect for politicians needed “The current Area G Director Joe Stanhope is a nice person and I appreciate all his effort as regional director these last 18 years. I have the energy and time to move forward to continue this work, while introducing new ideas to improve our quality of life and make a difference,” he said. One of his ideas includes changing the title of the electoral area to a name like Waterton. “I really don’t like saying I am from Area G. It is too generic and doesn’t bring the community together.” He said the area houses most of the water sheds for the regional

district and the name should reflect that. He added he would like to see more interaction between residents and elected representatives. He would also like to see more accountability at the administrative level. “A lot of people can’t make itto Nanaimo to get information. There needs to be more information available on line and people should be able to contact people at the RDN who are directly involved,” he stated. He said people have lost a lot of respect for politicians and that is why we have a low voter turnout.

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“I feel bad that so many people got caught up in that fear,” he said and stressed, “the board has never suggested we were going to go that way, that was one report the board accepted for information.

“I personally, as a trustee, am not interested in closing any schools,” he said but added there will be tough decisions to make. The good news, he said, is that it sparked a lot more local interest in education and

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community. She believes there needs to be a lot more work done educating the community about what they do. Looking at tough decisions ahead she said nobody has a crystal ball and there could be a child boom or Bowser could become more of a bedroom community. She points out that Bowser Elementary enrolment was up last year and more people are living in the area and commuting not just to neighbouring cities, but places like Fort McMurray. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People are jumping the gun on the fears of school closures, without all the information and alternatives being explored.â&#x20AC;? She said she is very optimistic that all the schools can be saved through unique programs like more trades or international students or other uses in the schools.

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Jim Banks running in his return to city By AUREN RUVINSKY NEWS REPORTER Jim Banks was a Parksville councillor for 12 years to 2002, a District of Sparwood councillor for the last six years and now heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offering his depth of experience to Parksville again. He lived in Parksville for 23 years and it became home before moving to Sparwood in the East Kootenays for family reasons. During his 10 years there, he and his wife missed home and wanted to come back to the Island. Parksvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s relative lack of snow helped the decision, he quipped. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I believe in Parksville,â&#x20AC;? he said, adding he has talked to people, including senior city staff, about the current issues and many of them are the

Jim Banks was a city councillor in Parksville from 1990 to 2002. same as in the 1990s â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including needing to secure the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s water supply. He was part of the group that initiated the Arrowsmith Water Service and he believes he has expertise to contribute, but he suggests council is mostly pretty basic stuff. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Municipal politics are not glamorous, its about making sure

you have roads without potholes, that the sidewalks go where theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re supposed to, the sewers go where theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re supposed to.â&#x20AC;? Banks spent 15 years as a medic in the regular army before getting a diploma in hospital administration in the mid 1960s and embarking on a career in that field. He initially came to Parksville to build Trillium Lodge, which he called an â&#x20AC;&#x153;18 year love affair.â&#x20AC;? While heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not up to date on the planned Oceanside health centre details, he said in general they are a good use of resources. He said a community health centre in Sparwood in a closed hospital has been very successful and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s generally happy with staged medical care like that. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not gung-ho

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Waters for open communication Waters said her love of the community boarders on obsession. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Parksville is the jewel in the Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crown.â&#x20AC;? Waters, who has four daughters in university, said she is very lucky to live downtown and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amazed at the dramatic changes in the city over the decades. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Alberni Highway didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even have trees along it 10 years ago,â&#x20AC;? she said. As president of the Parksville and District Historical Society she is concerned about a referendum during the upcoming

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sounds like the city is closing a park, when they are just switching legal titles and will actually gain some legal parkland. She said that since there arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t factories in the area, â&#x20AC;&#x153;human resources are the new resource,â&#x20AC;? and as a councillor she would be a cheerleader for the city and help keep open communication between council and the residents. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter how the election turns out, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about having the conversation,â&#x20AC;? she said encouraging everyone to get involved.

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remier Christy Clark’s first throne speech promised money for B.C.’s education system, but the province must do a whole lot more to ensure the next generation of British Columbians won’t be at a disadvantage on the world stage. Times are changing at breakneck speed and new skills and forms of literacy are quickly superseding traditions that have been ingrained in our classrooms for decades. The real trouble is many of these changes — the role of technology and need for independent learning, for example — do not seem to be any part of the laborious labour discussions ongoing between teachers and the provincial governIt’s time for ment. the province to If we’re not careful, we will lose an opportunity to take advantage of our current strengths do more than as a stable, progressive corner of the planet. merely patch There is no easy answer. holes in the Taxpayers can’t afford to hand a brand new iPad to every student enrolled in the school system system. But neither can we ignore the need to incorporate new technology when it can clearly assist and perhaps even improve the education system and make it more efficient, nor continue injecting more and more money into the existing system. Teachers know classrooms of 2011 are not the same as they were 10 years ago, never mind when the current template was established. It’s time for the province to do more than merely patch holes in the system. We need to look at what the best educators in the province and around the world are doing and find a way to improve the experience for all students. Doing so can only help the long-term fortunes of everyone in B.C. and ensure we maintain our position as a leader on the world stage.

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he race is on and candidate signs are sprouting around Oceanside like mushrooms after a good, hard rain. Eye clutter? An expensive waste of money, time and effort? Hardly, although I know there are those who might try to make the point. They might have an arguable point on some levels of the electoral process, but not on this one. Municipal politics is probably the purest form of democracy available to us. There are no political parties, no huge, secret blocks of corporate funding, no handlers, flacks or other hangers on. The candidates are not flitting in for a photo op before jetting off to the next 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.

destination. They’re right here, in the community, in the lineup at the grocery store, at the bank or just walking along the street. During an election, you know the politicians have to at least pretend to listen to your concerns or ideas and give some accounting of themselves. That’s pretty much the only time when people — the 99 per cent of us who don’t own their own politicians anyway — have some real power. An election is also one of the few times when people really think and talk about issues, whether they concern mun-

dane details about things like watering restrictions or tax rates or more meaty topics. It’s early days yet, but there have already been one or two ideas that By Neil piqued my interest. Horner The first was about development. Is the enormous number of people moving to Vancouver Island from other parts of the country causing the locals, those with deep roots in the Central Island, to be priced out of the housing market — to the point where they have to leave? Island residents have not always had to be hugely success-

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ful in order to live on this rock, but that’s changing. Albertans, Ontarians, Saskatchewaners and others are swarming here, sending housing prices through the roof and threatening to turn the whole island into the sort of ticky-tacky, cookie-cutter housing development that blights once beautiful spots like Craig Bay and Qualicum Landing. There are many other issues, too. How can we keep Kwalikum Secondary open? What is the right demographic mix for a healthy community and how can that be maintained, if we have it, or achieved if we don’t? Yes, there’s the actual names you make your mark beside, but that’s just the final result of this wonderful process.

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What really interests me is not the arrival, but the journey — and the ideas, hopes and dreams expressed by those who really want to make a difference for the community. Of course, the candidates matter, too and I would like to take this opportunity to take my hat off to them. I would say pretty much everyone involved put their names in because they want to do some good in the area where they live, so here’s to the candidates, the men and women who are willing to put themselves on the line, stand up in front of their peers and give their views about the important issues of the day. You’re in the ring, the bell has rung, so come out thinking!

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I watched my good old Hydro meter this afternoon. The wheel was spinning away and I just know that it was spilling harmful EMF (electro-magnetic frequencies) out at me at an alarming rate. At least, I am assuming it was; if I looked it up on the Internet I am sure I could get confirmation, especially if I had posted my hypothesis there a couple of days ago. Why are we so keen to be alarmed, conspired against and harmed by unknown boogiepersons, giant corporations and governments? Is it because we can become an instant authority on anything we want to espouse? Perhaps it makes us feel important? Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lighten up, people, not everyone is out to get us. Re Smart Meters: hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a simple solution. Have your power disconnected. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll teach the beggars. You can do without power and all those harmful chip-containing radiation-emitting gadgets like computers, IPads, cell phones, TV, radio, microwaves, coffee makers and garage door remotes. Ranges and fridges could be done away with too; after all, we are told that they are scheming to send our dirty little secrets to Hydro. Or â&#x20AC;&#x201D; maybe progress should be allowed to happen, along with care and attention by those who just might know what they are doing. I, for one, am enjoying most of our modern conveniences. Bring on that smart meter.

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hy did our current school board drop the bombshell of closing Qualicumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high school as the only solution to lack of funding? This short-sighted option was presented without prior consultation with the principals, teachers, and parents of all children living in School District 69. Such a drastic decision would affect the entire community as well as threaten the very sustainability of the Town of Qualicum Beach. Parksvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ballenas (secondary school) would become the only secondary school for these two separate communities and large geographic region; Qualicum Beach would lose its vital youth in a community of predominately retirees; Ballenas would be overcapacity; Grade 9 students held back to middle schools and the invaluable international student program lost. Can we afford all that? Oceanside Communities for Quality Education is a grassroots movement of parents and citizens who are challenging the school boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actions and were instrumental in delaying this decision. OCQE reminds voters that there is hope and optimism for SD69 with the opportunity to elect new trustees â&#x20AC;&#x201D; trustees who have children in the school system and are committed to creative and inclusive problem solving with innovative options to meet the funding crisis. This election, more than ever is crucial for the future of education in Oceanside. Vote for change!

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I am to be frugal with their electricity, but they do not seem very frugal with the money I have to pay them. BC Hydro could save money on: unsolicited magazines and fridge magnets, training and wages for guys to install smart meters, the staff and office space and energy for the website that will continually tell me my usage. And how will they ensure that no one will hack into the website and see my personal information, especially when my usage drops for a few days? What a convenient way to find houses to break into! I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need any more education or information or meters that use more energy. I just want a power company that makes cheap, clean power and sends me my bill unanalyzed by their smart meters.

Camlet Gilbert Qualicum Beach

Turn me off and turn me on In your Oct. 11 edition, Joanne Sales implies that BC Hydro is planning to secretly manipulate our energy use once so-called smart meters are installed. In quoting snippets from an article in an MIT publication, an impression is left that Hydro will surreptitiously manage the electricity we buy from the utility. A reading of the article leaves me with the impression that it is Ms. Sales who is in error. The article does make it clear that an appliance with a smart chip in a home to which a smart meter is attached can be managed by the utility company. What was not included in the letter is the explanation for doing so; to have a fridge defrosted or a

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We need a new model â&#x20AC;&#x201D; quickly I am encouraged by the â&#x20AC;&#x153;occupyâ&#x20AC;? movements. The form of capitalism imposed on us by stealth, beginning in the 1970s, has delivered the lived realities its critics predicted and tried to stop: broken democracies, broken economies; civil unrest; resource wars and trashed ecosystems. 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 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; even if we took the corporate greed, crony capitalism and corruption out of the dynamic â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is not sustainable on any level, politically, socially, fiscally, economically or ecologically. We need new models of development. Fortunately, we are incredibly creative creatures. We have everything we need to break out of the unnecessarily narrow, boxed in and blinkered thinking of current economists, politicians and business leaders â&#x20AC;&#x201D; all of whom seem to think doing more of the same is going to bear different results! Steps to tapping into our creativity to birth new authentically sustainable models include deep reflection and dialogue about what kind of lived realities (not ideologies) we want to be part of co-creating. This is not utopian. It is being very pragmatic. These dialogues need to reinclude the very real limits of our ecological systems â&#x20AC;&#x201D; without which we have neither life nor an economy.

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Quartet honoured for their lifelong dedication to the community of Qualicum Beach By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER Qualicum Beach honoured four of its own Wednesday, naming them as Freemen of the Municipality for their many years of service to the community. John (Jack) Collins, Art Skipsey and Leo and Ann Klees were celebrated. The meeting was kicked of by a performance by town crier Len Mustard and wife Marie. Mayor Teunis Westbroek said the decision to honour the four was unanimous. “In recognition and appreciation of their dedication to the Town of Qualicum Beach, council is honoured to concur Freedom of the Municipality to these individuals,” he said. The first to accept her medal and framed plaque was Ann Klees, who was praised for making the first flower basket for the town, serving as a school board trustee, opening Outreach 69, starting senior games and serving as chair for six years and working with the Brown Property Society for eight years to raise money to buy the Heritage Forest. Klees received high praise for starting a petition campaign that eventually resulted in the construction of The Gardens in Qualicum Beach. Her husband, Leo Klees was next, receiving recognition for his work as the town’s clerk, the equivalent of the current chief administrative officer role. Klees started with the town in 1966 and continued until 1990, working with four different mayors, Charlie Darkis, Bruce Brown, Orlan Rye and Art Skipsey. During that time he helped prepare the town’s first official community plan and provided more sewer and water services and paving roads. “Leo was instrumental in the acquisition of the golf

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Jack Collins was honoured for the many accomplishments he had as mayor of the community. course and helped negotiate a deal with the Brown family that is of enormous benefit to the community,” Westbroek said. “Leo also had a very innovative approach to acquire town lots as development occurred.” Klees also worked as a councillor for three years and helped council and staff with the creation of a new town hall and library complex. Klees was clearly pleased to be recognized, but he stressed he didn’t do anything in isolation. “We did our best, but we had some good councils in the years I was there,” Klees said. “It’s very nice to be recognized. Very nice.” John Collins — known to most of the community as Jack — was called up to accept his award for all the work he did in Qualicum Beach since arriving in 1969. Collins’ first involvement with the community was with the curling club, which was also used as a skating rink in off weekends. He spent many hours there with local kids, sticks and pucks.

Ann and Leo Klees were honoured for their many and varied contributions. Collins was first elected to town council in 1979 and stayed with council for the next 18 years, 12 as a councillor under mayor Art Skipsey and then two terms as mayor himself. Collins was involved in many of the projects that have come to be integral

to the nature of Qualicum Beach, including the purchase of The Old School House, the purchase of the golf course, the building of the Civic Centre, construction of the Eagle Park care facility, the addition of a runway and office at the airport, creating the BMX bike park, extending Memorial Avenue to connect with the Inland Island Highway, and more. “Is it ever a special day,” he said. “I can’t say enough about the staff and I can’t say enough about the councils. I thoroughly enjoyed my 18 years. Qualicum Beach to me is God’s country.” Finally, former mayor and museum sparkplug Art Skipsey was called up. Skipsey moved to Qualicum Beach in 1966 and became president of the Moorecroft Society. He was elected as mayor in 1975, a position he held for 13 years. It was under Skipsey’s leadership that the first OCP was drawn up. Skipsey contributed money to all the new facilities that were started by community groups during his tenure, including Echo Players, the lawn bowling club, TOSH and the Civic Centre. A longtime Rotarian, Skipsey was instrumental in starting the ParksvilleQualicum Foundation. Since his retirement, Skipsey has been anything but idle, serving as president of the Qualicum Beach Historical Society for the past eight years. Although pleased at the recognition, Skipsey took the honour somewhat in stride. “I don’t crave recognition because I’ve had so much,” Skipsey said. “It doesn’t really matter to me one way or the other. But when somebody else gets recognition for the work you did, sometimes the fur goes up a little bit.” news@pqbnews.com

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Area joins economic partnership Communities pool their resources By AUREN RUVINSKY NEWS REPORTER Parksville is joining with Qualicum Beach and the four Oceanside electoral areas (E, F, G, H) to create a Northern Community Economic Development Service. Parksville shut down its economic development office a couple years ago

because council felt “it wasn’t getting good value on the money it was spending,” explained acting mayor Chris Burger. It reduced its economic development budget to a $20,000 contingency fund, which they haven’t used yet this year, chief administrative officer Fred Manson told council at their last regular meeting.

a total $50,000 regional budget, of which Parksville will pay just over $13,000 out of its existing budget. Burger said it is a function more appropriate for the regional level and it will be more efficient for the local communities to pool their resources. The funds will then be available for various local organizations like chambers of commerce to apply for specific projects

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cally identifying what a family of four with two working parents needs to earn to have an adequate, no frills living in District 69. “I think the public will be shocked at just how difficult it is for working families,” she said. “We are seeking the support of the community for this important initiative because we believe that work should lift families out of poverty, not keep them there.”

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isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just good news for Vancouver, says Parksville-Qualicum MLA Ron Cantelon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There will be a lot of work for Vancouver Island,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These things are built in component style and assembled in Vancouver in many cases, so there will be lots of By work spread around â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and these Neil are high-paying jobs. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great Horner news.â&#x20AC;? Cantelon, who played an active role in the lobbying campaign to get the contract for B.C., said there is also an opportunity for a $2 billion contract to build other vessels. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve established our credentials and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m hoping local shipyards will get a piece of that,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve shown that Canada has more than one coast.â&#x20AC;? Although B.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Seaspan received the smaller portion of the $33 billion in ship building contracts, with $25 billion going to Halifaxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Irving Shipyards, Cantelon said it was the right decision. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is perfect for us,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The other side is warships that involve armament and guns that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t relate to our capabilities. But supply ships and support vessels are right up our alley.â&#x20AC;?

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o why are people occupying Wall Street anyway? Why not Main Street? Or why not East Island Highway, or Memorial Avenue for that matter? Not to pick on any particular street, but my point is: greed is everywhere. We have all fallen victim to it on occasion, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m willing to bet that many of us have been perpetrators of it as well. We may not want to admit it or realize it, but at times it gets the better of us. It is human nature. So what is the difference? In my opinion, it goes back to the 1989 movie entitled Wall Street, and the words of Gordon Gheko as played by Michael Douglas. This may sound harsh, but in my opinion many on Wall Street still believe that â&#x20AC;&#x153;Greed is good.â&#x20AC;? Why else would they, after bringing the global financial system to its knees in 2008, seemingly feel no remorse? Why else would they, after being bailed out by governments and avoiding what should have amounted to bankruptcy, unemployment, and possibly poverty, be paying themselves big bonuses again. Why are they back to their old tricks? The suits on Wall Street are quick to point out that they are not entirely to blame for the financial crisis of 2008. Governments, for example, should share in the blame, because they introduced policies aimed at increasing home ownership so that more Americans could achieve the dream of owning their own homes. And it is true that these policies, which encouraged easy credit, were contributing factors. But â&#x20AC;&#x201D; there is a major difference. While ill-conceived, at least these policies were enacted with good intentions, and not out of greed. And more importantly, these actions were not criminal. Unfortunately though, many on Wall Street feel that because everyone was doing it, that it

wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really that bad. But it has gotten to the point where practically everyone believes that there has to be some serious change. People have had enough. Hopefully this wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just fade away, and politicians will get the message and actually do someBy Jim thing. Grant If the movement continues to strengthen, some day they may act, if for no better reason than out of their own greed for power. But even so, we would be naĂŻve to believe that we can eradicate greed, and that someday soon weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll all be able to freely seek advice and conduct business with others without having to worry about ulterior motives. We can, as individuals, find ways of structuring our business relationships in ways that alleviate the need to worry about the motivations of those we are doing business with. This approach, by the way, can work very well when dealing with a financial advisor. So much has been written about â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;finding an advisor you can trust.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; But really, while trust is important in any business relationship, maybe you would be better off structuring a relationship with your financial advisor whereby you would not have any reason not to trust him or her. Please feel free to call or e-mail if you would like to know more.

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Fire and Ice event needs more volunteers If ever there was a need for leadership, experience, decisiveness and transparency because of an unprecedented number of candidates seeking Council positions, which could very well translate into a new but relatively inexperienced Council, IT IS NOW. You will have a choice to either continue the path of out of control spending or return to the basics with ďŹ scal restraint. I purpose for the two years, if elected as Mayor, that Council adopts the following: 1. Freeze on studies and hiring of consultants (no more 1 million of your tax dollars spent on unďŹ nished or unnecessary studies or reports). 2. Freeze on hiring new staff 3. Reconsider the 23% wage increase Council gave themselves. 4. Limit any tax increases to 0-2% for each of the three years. 5. Return to governing with you â&#x20AC;˘ The 2003 Council disregarded the desires and wishes of the vase majority of our citizens by unanimously changing the OCP and By-Laws to allow waterfront development higher than permitted under the OCP. (In favour were current Councilors Burger & Lefevbre.) Source: City Hall â&#x20AC;˘ In 2008 Council tried to force the $10-$11 million Fire Hall expansion ($5.7 million amortized) without seeking approval from the taxpayer). Although rarely successful a petition signed by over 10% of the voters forced Council to go to referendum. Resulting in a 61% No vote. In favour were most current Council Members (Source: City Hall). Happily $3 million was found (EUREKA)!! Eliminating costly borrowing for the much needed Fire Hall upgrading. â&#x20AC;˘ My record of governing with the citizens is straight forward, I have always consulted with the citizens which was manifested in 1990 when I cast the deciding vote against changing the existing OCP and Bylaws to accommodate a signiďŹ cant waterfront development proposal on the Flats (known now as Surfside), as the vast majority of citizens were against it. And consistently keeping tax increases low. 6. Return decision making to Council and not leave it up to Staff and Consultants. Council is expected to provide basic services to its citizens/taxpayers. Services such as: clean water, sewer, paved roads, parks, snow removal, garbage pick up, etc. But a functioning infrastructure is more than that, it is people, customers (taxpayers and citizens), employees, managers, business owners, tourists, investors, seniors, young people and families then basic desires are to be heard and respected. Potential investment and business is discouraged when, after crossing the Orange Bridge, they see the number of vacant lots. It is a huge negative.

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held a meeting Tuesday and only five people showed up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were short on numbers, but we plan to meet again on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. at The Gardens. We need three or four more people.â&#x20AC;? Anyone who would like to

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City joins regional watershed protection ser vice By AUREN RUVINSKY NEWS REPORTER The City of Parksville is joining the Regional District of Nanaimo Drinking Water and Watershed Protection Service. The service currently only includes the RDN rural districts, Parksville is the first of what they hope will be all the local municipalities to join. The idea is to create an overall umbrella structure to oversee all the watersheds in the region. “There is some confusion about the AWS (Arrowsmith Water Service) which is a supplemental water supply only for those who join,” explained Parksville acting mayor Chris Burger. The AWS, a partnership between Parksville, Qualicum Beach and the RDN, built the Arrowsmith Dam and provides some water though an Englishman River intake. Most of the local water supply comes from ground wells. Burger said the goal of the regional protection service “is to tie land-use to water availability and eventually establish a water budgeting process.” The idea would be to know exactly how much water is available in each area and that would dictate future land-use decisions, like how many houses can be built. Though the regional service is in the early stages, it looks at the overall health of all the local watersheds and will continue to gather a lot more information and bring in addition-

Clarification A headline in the Tuesday, Oct. 18 edition of THE NEWS — in regards to a water forum in the city —may have led some readers to believe that the forum is a City of Parksville initiative. It is not. It is an independent effort by advocate Trevor Wicks. — Editor

al protection, Burger said. “Those concerned with the overall state of the watershed should be really excited about this.”

To join the service, city residents will pay a parcel tax starting at $6 per property in 2012 and going up to $8 in 2014. Every property will

pay the same flat rate. Burger points out that the service is already in the process of establishing observation wells that will provide beneficial

information. “You can’t manage a resource unless you can measure it accurately,” he said. “This is a really good long term investment as a

city and it gives us a greater influence on what happens in the watersheds.” The service is run by a large committee of all stakeholders

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Jolene Aarbo: experienced and enthusiastic Realtor

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wning your own business is a completely different experience than working for an employer. Jolene Aarbo is one of four owners of Aarbo Real Estate Group which is the owner of Sutton Whitecap Realty in Parksville. Jolene knows that this industry is one that is all encompassing. She says it’s necessary to have a very strong vision of what you want and have the determination to make it through the tough times. “There are many challenges that seem insurmountable but with some persistence, hard work and dedication they can all be conquered. Your business is no longer a job to you. It’s your passion! Jolene is also the owner of Island Times Magazine and Aarbo Design which means she has to be the organizer, manager and take responsibility for all the different elements of her business. One of her main challenges is getting the word out that she is a Realtor, magazine publisher and graphic designer. She wears a lot of different hats! Each business works hand in hand with the other giving her clients the best possible advantage in all areas. Using her unique combination of skills provides her real estate clients with free professional quality brochures, websites, e-mail marketing, magazine ads, newspaper ads and personalized design services. “I’ve invested a lot of time trying new things and communicating with all the clients to meet with their aspirations and approvals” she explains. “Finding great people that are dedicated, educated and passionate about what they do to work with me. It’s been great to have some very experienced real estate profession-

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or Debbie Ryan, owning her own business â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and the products she sells there â&#x20AC;&#x201D; just felt right. Debbie owns The Shoe Inn, a Qualicum Beach institution for the last 10 years. Located on Memorial Avenue in the downtown core, The Shoe Inn has an excellent reputation â&#x20AC;&#x201D; built by Debbie herself. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I enjoy working with people,â&#x20AC;? she explains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With an understanding of the footwear business, that experience helps me understand my customer base.â&#x20AC;? Debbie was in the wholesale business for 15 years as well. She knows the buying process â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which helps her score the best finds in stylish footwear and accessories. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I enjoy finding the right product,â&#x20AC;? she says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;something that my customers love and really works for them.â&#x20AC;? Over the last decade, Debbie has worked hard to establish The Shoe Inn in Qualicum Beach as the place to go for footwear. She faced challenges early on â&#x20AC;&#x201D; committing to being self-employed and finding the perfect combination between fashion, style & comfort, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Couture Comfort.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have been fortunate to find great staff that consistently deliver the best in customer service.â&#x20AC;? Keeping them on staff â&#x20AC;&#x201D; one (Dee) for three years and another (Karlyn) for the whole 10 years â&#x20AC;&#x201D; means treating them well, she says. Having enough time and freedom to do what she wants is still a challenge â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but not uncommon when you own your own business. She says she

works hard to get the best for her customers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I provide high quality products with a warm, comfortable atmosphere,â&#x20AC;? Debbie says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are attentive to the needs of the customer and we remain involved in the community.â&#x20AC;? Those aspects ensure The Shoe Inn sets itself apart in the community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We offer a pleasant shopping experience,â&#x20AC;? she continues, â&#x20AC;&#x153;A customer once said â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always a nice experience to come into the store ... and she has nice shoes, too!â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Debbie enjoys working with other people, networking among her peers and drawing on the expertise and assistance of good friends. And she has a lot of friends in the mid-Island, as her extra time outside of work keeps her active in the community. She is a musician in her spare time, and performs at many local and Island events and shows. Debbie has even made the foray into local live theatre and is involved with the annual Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce fundraising gala, and has made many donations to various local causes. The Shoe Inn itself is also a ticket outlet for local events. Debbie would advise others looking to get into their own business to make sure they research well their chosen area of expertise. As well, she urges people to do their homework and know the local demographics. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I sincerely want the best for my customers,â&#x20AC;? she concludes.

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Luisa Loberiza is pharmacy manager at Save On Foods in Parksville.

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hawna Broekhuizen has had the opportunity to work with many wonderful people in the hospitality industry, as she herself worked her way up to general manager of The Beach Club Resort in Parksville. One of those mentors who stands out the most for her, is Ken Cretney, who currently runs the Vancouver Convention Centre. “He wasn’t afraid to take a chance,” Shawna says. That learning experience gave Shawna the grounding she needed to embark on what would become a 25-year career in the service industry. She started in the food and beverage sector and moved into hotels within resort destinations. For the last four years, she has been general manager of The Beach Club. A graduate of Vancouver Island University’s hospitality program in 2002 — and currently working on her master’s degree in tourism at Royal Roads University — Shawna found she had a knack for the business. “As time would tell through the numerous jobs and various places of employment, I seemed to have a knack for managing people and understanding a guest’s experience, not only within the restaurants I worked in, but in whatever city or town they might be visiting. I was, in fact, an ‘experience manager’.” Hospitality is, by definition, people business, Shawna explains. “I get to work with others who share my pas-

sion for service as well as meet other industry leaders to share and collaborate with.” In collecting that information — as well as learning of each guest’s stay — Shawna says they’re always exploring new ideas. “Our motto is to never say no without offering an alternative,” she says. “Anything is possible ... we aren’t afraid to give it a try.” Being one of the newer resorts in the area, Shawna says they strive to bring guests that luxury experience — offering an urban vibe, but with a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere that the region is known for. Maintaining the level of excellence is important to Shawna, who says they work with an external human resource company — Oculus Business Solutions — to provide motivation and training for their up to 139 employees as well as the managers. It helps the entire staff meet the day-to-day challenges. “This industry is very much affected by the economy,” she said. “When times are good we reap the rewards and when they aren’t we have to shift gears and reinvent ourselves.” A great example is Parksville Uncorked — in its third year, the event has become a popular draw outside the traditional tourist season. “We run our resort as a family and we all share the same passion to provide excellent customer service so our guests and clients think of us first for their vacation, meetings and special occasions.”

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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&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church, 150 Villiage Way, Qualicum, BC on October 24, 2011 at 2pm. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers donations may be made to a charity of choice. DEATHS

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CHRISTOPHERSON, Dorothy Frances April 19, 1924 - October 15, 2011

Dottie passed away peacefully at Arrowsmith Lodge in Parksville, BC at the age of 87 years. She leaves to mourn, her husband of 66 years, Howard and her daughters Bonnie Christopherson and Jill (Jim) Chapman. Grandma â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dodieâ&#x20AC;? also leaves four grandchildren; Lisa (Jason) Coulman, Julie (Jason) Harrison, Christie and Jake Chapman, ďŹ ve great-grandchildren; Jaden and Rachel Harrison, Anna and Michael Coulman and Cali Chapman, as well as her sister Jackie (Don) Twitchell. Dottie was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Dottie loved to curl and was very active in the Vancouver and Nanaimo Curling Clubs. Dottie also loved to draw and paint and was an excellent seamstress. She was known for her gentle spirit and beautiful smile. The family would like to thank the staff at Arrowsmith Lodge for the loving and compassionate care they gave Dottie for the past three years. A special thanks to Dr. Sulz.

A Funeral Service was held at Yates Funeral Home, 1000 Allsbrook Rd Parksville, BC on October 20, 2011 with interment following at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, Cedar, BC. YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

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Henderson, Howard (Howie) July 6, 1925 - October 8, 2011

Howard passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family. He will be missed and remembered by his brother Scott, sister Dorothy and children Wendy, Bruce (Sharon) and Brad (Marola), grandchildren Raymond, Nolan, Lindsey, Derek and Kelsie and great grandchildren Nathan, Brandon and Carson. Born in Vancouver and raised in Whonnock, BC. Howard lived a full life. He trained as a paratrooper while still in his teens and served his country as a member of the 1st Parachute Battalion in the European Theater during World War II. His working years were spent logging on Vancouver Island, starting in Ucluelet and retiring as Woods Foreman at Mcmillan Bloedel, North West Bay Division. He spent his retirement years enjoying his hobby farm in Coombs. Howard with his many stories and experiences will be dearly remembered by family and friends. A farewell to Howard will be held at Yates Funeral Home in Parksville on October 29th, at 1:30 pm.

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Passed away peacefully in Westbank, BC. with her children by her side. Moreen was born in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan and was a long time resident of Qualicum Beach. She was pre-deceased by her husband Stewart in 1991. She will be missed by her son Dan (Liz), daughter Penny (Earl), grandchildren Tracy (Brian), Greg, Lorna (Dion), and Daryll, great grandchildren Logan, Rachael and Chance. Also numerous nieces and nephews. No service or ďŹ&#x201A;owers by request. Donations to the Parksville/Qualicum SPCA, Box 1407, Parksville, BC. V9P 2H3 would be Mumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wish.

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PERSONALS SINGLE MALE looking to meet single white female in late 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to early 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Reply to File # 24. Box 1180 Parksville, BC V9P 2H2

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

SELL YOUR CAR FAST! Call 310.3535

HOME BASED BUSINESS. We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training. www.project4wellness.com

PLACES OF WORSHIP

PLACES OF WORSHIP

Not religious but would like to know God? Join us on Sundays

Harford, Moreen Alfreda

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

6:30pm

At the Salvation Army Church

on the Alberni Highway, near the Rod & Gun.

All welcome! More info at:

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QUALICUM BAPTIST CHURCH 600 Beach Road Qualicum Beach

WORSHIP SUNDAYS 10:30

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

HELP WANTED

ESSO AGENCY in Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, & Fort Nelson CLASS 1 DRIVERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY Starting wage $30/hr - Overtime hours available - Seasonal work available (winter) FAX RESUMES WITH REFERENCES TO (250)782-5884 ATTENTION: CHRISTIAN or email cravlic@peacecountrypetroleum.com

CHILDCARE

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualiďŹ ed- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783.

Courses Starting Now!

Get certiďŹ ed in 13 weeks 12160 - 88th Ave Sry. BC

1.888.546.2886 Visit: www.lovecars.ca INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. Locations in Alberta & BC. Hands on real world training. Full sized equipment. Job placement assist. Funding Avail. www.iheschool.com 1-866-399-3853

HELP WANTED AUTOBODY REPAIR tech required for busy North Island ICBC shop. Top wages & beneďŹ ts package to the suitable candidate. Call Don Lawrence at 250-949-6042 or email to: lct@cablerocket.com. AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIANSenior, Licensed required. Flat rate. Long term employment. Resume to Comox Valley Automotive Services, 734 Knight Road, Comox, BC, V9M 3T3. We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilďŹ eld construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilďŹ eld 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.

COMING EVENTS

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES at: STANFORD PLACE CARE CAMPUS: Licensed Practical Nurses: Casual positions (must have current registration & First Aid/CPR certiďŹ cate.) Care Aides: Casual positions available (must have current registration) Cooks: casual positions (cooking certiďŹ cate required) Please forward resume to:Human Resources, 250 Craig St., Parksville, BC, V9P 0A7

HELP WANTED

The Lemare Group is currently seeking a heavy duty mechanic for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Email resume to ofďŹ ce@lemare.ca or fax to: 250-956-4888.

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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

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CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION HALL 887 Wembley Rd, Parksville

Saturday, October 29th

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy the variety of tables: Baking, sewing & knitting, deli table, meat pies, soups, perogies, silent auction, & crafts.

Scones, Tea & Coffee

Come and do some early Christmas shopping

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll give you something to smile about!

Casual OfďŹ ce Employment STANFORD PLACE CARE CAMPUS We are looking for an experienced Receptionist/OfďŹ ce Clerk to join our team. If you are ďŹ&#x201A;exible and have superior communication and organizational skills, as well as 3 years recent related experience, forward your resume by Oct. 25th to: Stanford Place Care Campus Attn: Bev Black, OfďŹ ce Manager 250 Craig Street Parksville, BC V9P 0A7

Career Training that gets you

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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

1-877-741-1527 if outside Nanaimo

COMING EVENTS

Thursday, October 27, 2011

HELP WANTED

We Currently have the Following Vacancies:

PARTS COUNTER PERSON Experienced parts counter person required for North Island Ford Store. We pay competitive wages and offer beneďŹ ts package. Email resume to: dlsales@telus.net

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ECE NEEDED. We are looking for a loving & enthusiastic Early Childhood Educator to join our busy team. Full time position to start Dec. 5th. Wage based on experience. Email resume to: littlestar@shaw.ca or drop off in person to Little Star Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centre, 600 Beach Rd., Qualicum Beach.

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&#x20AC;&#x2122;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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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&#x20AC;&#x201C; with collateral (text, photos and video). You have demonstrable skills in all aspects of web journalism: s3EARCH ENGINEOPTIMIZATIONOFALLCONTENT s#ONTENTCURATION s3OCIALMEDIA&ACEBOOK 4WITTER ASBOTHRESEARCHTOOLS and trafďŹ c generators â&#x20AC;&#x201C; listening and participating in the CONVERSATION s"LOGGING s7EBMANAGEMENTSYSTEMS 4HE,ADYSMITH#HRONICLE A"LACK0RESSPUBLICATION covers the vibrant and growing communities of Ladysmith and Chemainus on the east coast of Vancouver Island. 0LEASEFORWARDYOURCOVERLETTERANDRESUMĂ?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 publisher@ladysmithchronicle.com

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HELP WANTED

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

The Lemare Group is currently seeking a full time ticketed welder for the North Vancouver Island area. Union wages. Fax resume to 250-956-4888 or email: office@lemare.ca. T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. Position comes with a competitive benefit package and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. Contact Tyson Lambert. Mail: 5791 Duncan Bay Road, Campbell River BC V9H 1N6 Fax: 250-286-9502 Email: tysonlambert@t-mar.com

MEDICAL/DENTAL RECEPTIONIST wanted for approx 9 hrs/week- Tues, Wed, Thurs. Must like working with the public. Understand computers, be detailed orientated. If interested please email for further details: monica@sleeptech.ca

PERSONAL SERVICES ART/MUSIC/DANCING

ORGAN & KEYBOARD LESSONS In your own home on your own instrument KEITH CLARKE 1-250-743-9669 FINANCIAL SERVICES

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PERSONAL SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

FINANCIAL SERVICES

PAINTING

FRIENDLY FRANK

APARTMENT/CONDO

APARTMENT/CONDO

MOBILE HOMES & PADS

NEED CASH TODAY?

POIRIER PAINTING, Residential/Commercial. Fully insured, Guaranteed Workmanship, Free Estimates. Call Dan 250-240-3528. WCB insured.

COUCH, BEIGE, $20. Sofa bed, $20. TV & stand, $30. 2 chairs, $10. (250)752-6540. WOMAN’S COAT red XL, winter w/ hood, fully lined, worn once, $70 obo. (250)2482688.

CENTRAL QUALICUM Beach1 block to all amenities, 1 bdrm, grd flr (831 sq ft), patio, in quiet civilized environment, parking, storage locker, NS/NP. $795/mo. Call Bill (250)752-6997.

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.

HILLIERS. 2-BR modern mobile, $750 month, V9K 2L2, can be part furn, lrg. covered deck, cat ok, no dogs, 5 appl(s). RV parking, ref req, Nov 1st, Call 250-752-6339.

CENTRAL QUALICUM Beach1 block to all amenities, 2 bdrm, (896 sq ft), balcony, in quiet civilized environment, parking, storage locker, NS/NP. $930/mo. Call Bill (250)752-6997.

VILLAGE GREEN ESTATES

✓ 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

LEGAL SERVICES

RECYCLING IN-N-OUT Recycling. #1 cash buyer for unwanted vehicles. Free towing 250-937-7691

PETS

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES CLEANING SERVICES DETAILED CLEANING, Senior shop/appts, N/S. Exp/Ref’s $18 hour.Cherie 250-752-5034 PAT’S HOME Care Service. Specializing in Personal Care And Home Cleaning. Honest, High Performance Standards Positive Attitude. Excellent Ref’s. Welcoming new Clients. Please Call 250-228-8201.

KENNELS AVONLEA KENNELS Where work is play all day! Dog Boarding Booking For Christmas 250-752-4556

PET CARE SERVICES PAWS OF PARKSVILLE High quality dog grooming of all breeds and sizes. Calm, quiet environment PH: Jesse at 250-927-3776

SHAGGY’S K-9 COMPANY Company Exercise, Socialize Dog Daycare & Bath 250-752-K999

COMPUTER SERVICES

PETS

BUYDENS COMPUTER Services.Parksville, Qualicum & areas. Kevin @ 250-240-7372

FREE MALE & FEMALE Budgies with cage looking for a great home & tender loving care! Pls. Call 250-586-4002

CONTRACTORS 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

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. TAPING & FILLING; textured ceilings; interior painting. All jobs considered. Commercial & residential. Many references Free estimates. Call Squim @ 250-954-8220.

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

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS LOBO97 Creations asks = Are you in need of some Renovating Help? From Framing to Laminating. Very reasonable rates! We Will Show Up! 250228-1339. lobo97@shaw.ca

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. 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

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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.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

FUEL/FIREWOOD 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.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad & get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-981-5990. COMPUTER TOWER, XP, Monitor, keyboard, speakers & mouse. Asking $150; Desk 40 x 16, $20 250-248-2893 !!!! FIREWORKS !!!! Best Prices & Selection in town! Vulcan, Mystical, BEM, etc. Catacomb Video, 11-899 W. Isl. Hwy. Call: 250-248-4961 GRANITE FLOORING Tiles, 12 x 12, Black & White, 130 s/ft & 16 x 16 Beige, 230 s/ft, all $6 p/sq.ft. obo. Call 250240-8755. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? QUONSET. NEW 35 x 40 galvanized pipe frame, canvas cover.

Call 250-738-0060

ANTIQUES/VINTAGE 2 TWIN beds w/antique style metal head boards, beautiful cond. c/w Sealy Matresses, comforters, all linen. Ready to assemble & use. $1600. obo. New ceiling fan w/light. Never been used $120. firm. Maple kitchen table w/leaf $95. w/4 chairs add $100. Black consol sofa table $100. obo 250-7525887.

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

EMERALD ESTATES PARKSVILLE, BC 55 + Independant, supportive living. 2 bd, 2 bath Quiet, clean, bright & sunny end unit. Avail. Nov. 15th.- Dec. 1st. Walking distance to all local amenities. Rent includes wkly housekeeping & on site manager. (Dining program optional) 1 small, clean pet allowed. To view please call: 250-586-6703 or 250-927-1899 ERRINGTON 1 BDRM Apt, priv entrance, no pets. $585 hydro incld. 250-954-0535. OCEAN SANDS RESORT on Rathtrevor Beach. Fully furnished 2 bdrm condos includes utilities, cable, phone and internet. Available Now. $1100/mo. (250) 954-0662 . PARKSVILLE – BRIGHT & spacious 2 bdrm. D/W, W/D option. Near schools, beach. dwntwn, bus route. From $810 mo. Avail now & Nov 1. Call 250-248-8592. PARKSVILLE. LARGE 2bdrm. Newly reno’d, ocean view. $850 mo incls hot water. NP/NS. Avail Nov. 1. (250)752-6585 (250)240-0070.

UNDER $200 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

FRIENDLY FRANK CHEST FREEZER 19 cu.ft., 1 divider, 2 baskets, older model like new, $99. (250)248-8829. COMFEE CHESTERFIELD, Good condition $25. Call 250248-4348

ERRINGTON, 1 bdrm, wood flrs, 4 appli’s, new windows, 600 s/f shop, 15 mins. to Parksville, N/P, N/S. $750 p/mo + utils. 250-248-6554 ONE bedroom, unfurnished cottage, downtown Parksville. Yearround rental. $750/month, utilities included. Suit quiet person(s). Small pet considered. References required. 250-248-3171.

QUALICUM BEACH, newly reno’d 1 bdrm garden cottage, 1 block to beach and walk to town, $800 mo which incls utils, cable, wifi, secure location, N/S, N/P, 250-752-1924 or email: wilde68@gmail.com

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES RENOVATED 3 bdrm duplex in Parksville. Close to town & beach. Avail end of Oct. $1300/mo. Call 250-954-7088.

MOBILE HOMES & PADS

HOMES FOR RENT 2 Bdrm near Parks. shed appliances wood stove As new N/S no dogs avail now 925/mo 248-5108

BOWSER- 2 bdrm house, garage, yard, close to beach, 5 appls, quiet tenant(s). Refs req’d. NP/NS. $1050 inclds water, garbage. Available Now. 1(604)698-5779. COOMBS, BRIGHT 2 bdrm, gas f/p, 5 appli’s, fenced yd, RV parking, N/S, Pets neg., 10 mins. from town, $850 + utils, refs. req’d. 250-248-6584 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 immed. $900./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, (Immed.), 250-757-9937.

PARKSVILLE OCEAN view 2 bdrm Apt, quiet bldg, pets ok, heat/hot water incl’d, Nov. 1, $800/mo.(250)248-3350.

HILLIERS- 2 BDRM Mobile. NS/NP. Refs req’d. $700+ utils Avail Nov. 1, (250)468-2742.

REAL ESTATE

PARKSVILLE APT- 2 bdrms, grd flr, patio, quiet 4-plex, F/S, D/W, free laundry. 1 yr lease. $825. 250-927-0287.

FUEL/FIREWOOD

FUEL/FIREWOOD

FOR SALE BY OWNER CAYCUSE: WELL maintained Recreational Property/Home. 1500 sq.ft, 3 bdrm 2 bath, 5 acres, garage. A stone throw from pristine Cowichan Lake. $399,900. Furnished. Ready to move in! Call 250-478-2648 250-745-3387.

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We will Buy your House Quick Cash & Private. Mortgage Too High and House won’t sell? Can’t make payments? We will Lease Your House, Make your Payments and Buy it Later!

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.

U-CUT FIREWOOD SALE

Kwalicum Secondary School Grad Fundraiser Every Sat. & Sun. in October & November

Gates Open 8:00am- Gates Close 4:00pm $40 per pickup load. Permits on Site.

LOCATION: Qualicum Beach

DIRECTION: On Memorial Ave. between round-about and the Hwy. 19 turnoff (underneath the powerlines) Safety equipment must be worn. Bucking pants or chaps, safety glasses, safe footwear. Firewood and access for this event is possible through consideration by Island Timberlands.

Garage Sales

Call: 1-250-616-9053 MORTGAGES

250-954-5704

COTTAGES COOMBS- (9-1027 Virginia) Rd 1 bdrm cottage, F/S, W/D, deck, fenced yard. $640/mo + utils. Call (250)248-2285.

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

BUILDING SUPPLIES

Residential & Commercial ENQUIRIES WELCOME Fabricating & delivery available if required. CALL NORM AT Harbor West Steel anytime

250-752-5233.

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

OCEANFRONT home in Qualicum Beach. 4 beds & 4 bath fully furnished available Nov. 1st, 2011 till April 30th, 2012. Visit www.georgiabeachhouse.ca and call 905-3352378

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED

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Rebar For Sale

317 Village Way, QB 1, 2 & 3 bdrm units. 5 appls, F/P, patio. Starting at $750. Quiet adult community. Close to town.

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.

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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

OTHER AREAS ARIZONA RANCH Lots! 50% OFF! 15, AAA+ View Lots. $0 Down! Starting $99/MO! Guaranteed Financing! Near Tucson’s Int’l Airport www.sunsiteslandrush.com Call 1-800-659-9957 Mention Code 7.

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO 255 HIRST- 1 & 2 bdrms, $725 & $925. Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 297 HIRST- 2 bdrm, 2 bath $1295. Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 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

GARAGE SALES

GARAGE SALES

GARAGE SALES

FRENCH CREEK, Columbia Beach. MOVING SALE. Sat. Oct. 22, 9-2. 580 Viking Way.

PARKSVILLE- 180 McKinnon St, Sat, Oct 22, 8am-12pm. Furniture, CD’s, books, dishes, hair products & miscellaneous.

PARKSVILLE, 751 Newcastle Ave. Sat. & Sun. Oct. 22 & 23rd, 8am - 12 noon. Lot of tools, some furniture.

PARKSVILLE19 Jenkins Place, Sat, Oct 22, 9am-3pm. Rain or shine. Wide assortment of stuff, glass ware, linens, dishes, bedding, dolls, shoes, purses, miscellaneous.

PARKSVILLE 995 Sabine Rd (San Pariel) Oct 22 (9-2). Tools, fishing gear & more.

NANOOSE BAY, 1425 Marina Way, Sat, Oct. 22, 9am-1pm. Household items, frames, albums, books, some furniture and much, much more. 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 PARKSVILLE 287 Pioneer Cresc. (behind Pharmasave) Oct 22 (9-2). Eagles Hall.

PARKSVILLE 344 Davis Ave. Oct 22 (8-2). Moving Sale. Ruttan furn., elect. adjustable bed, computer desk, recliner chair, chairs, coffee table, & household items. PARKSVILLE 400 block of Young St. Oct 22 (10-2). Mini garage sale. Horror movie toys, assorted books, furniture & household. No earlybirds

Qualicum: Sat, Oct 22nd One Day Only... 9-3pm. Retro and Vintage Clothing Sale Inside, Rain or Shine 3 rooms, worth the drive+ Halloween costumes. Bring a Friend and Have Some Fun! 330 First Ave West, Qualicum Beach, V9K 1H6

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DOWNTOWN Qualicum Beach, Totally renovated 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, Rancher, F/P, Carport, walking dist. to pool & shopping.Prefer 55+, $1200+ utils. Call (250)752-5987. ERRINGTON FARM- barn w/ executive house - $2500./mo Available Now. 250 248-1717. ERRINGTON: MODULAR home, 3 bdrm + den, large yard. close to Englishman River Falls. N/S no dog, $1000. Call 250-248-0202.

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.

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WHISKEY CREEK. RV Pad on spacious private lot. $300./mo + hydro. Available immed. Call 250-752-0448.

WHISKEY CREEK. Self contained bachelor, newly reno’d, $550. NS/NP. All inclusive. Wireless internet and satellite TV as well. (250)752-9793.

2007, FOUR WINDS, 23ft. Trailer. Must sell due to illness. DC converter, A/C., Sleeps 6. Too much to list! $11,000 obo. 250-752-3966

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.

2419 Island Hwy East 2 bdrm, Lower unit, $800/mo incl hydro

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FARMHOUSE, GENOA Bay, $1100/mth, 3 bedroom, 2 baths, N/S, wood/elec heat, 5 appl. carport, small pets ok, Nov 1st, murraymccarten@yahoo.ca

FRENCH CREEK, 2 bdrm + office, 1150 sq ft, 1 bath, fenced yard, dogs permitted, absolutely No Cats, W/D, F/S, $1080 mo, avail Nov. 1, long term preferred, 250-230-1267. HEART OF Qualicum, 2 bdrm 2 bath Rancher on crawl space, vaulted ceilings, cozy woodstove, jacuzzi, completely furn’d, N/P, N/S. $1250 mo. Email bcnicol44@yahoo.ca or Carol 250-751-8511. (Immed) NEW, 2200 s/ft. house in Errington, 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, Garage, heat pump, 3 appli’s, $1200 p/mo. N/P, N/S. Call 250-248-0868. Avail. Nov. 1st N. QUALICUM, 2 bdrm, bright, open, covered porch, full bath, W/D, shared 5 acres, fire pit, trails, $800 mo, 250-240-7774 after 6 PM or 604-209-3264. PARKSVILLE- (Allsbrook Rd) 2 bdrm, sm garage, 5 appls, sm dog ok, no cat, N/S. Avail Now. $950. 250-248-8338. PARKSVILLE, (171 Corfield) 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appl’s, close to beach & shopping, N/S, $1100 mo + utils, avail immed. Call 250-757-9696. PARKSVILLE, 1 bdrm home. Available Nov. 1st. $750/mo Call 250-248-3281. 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, furn., 3 bdrm, 2 bath condo. Util incl. NovMay 30/12 or portion thereof. N/S, N/P. Close to beach $1200./mo 250-752-1783 PARKSVILLE: UPGRADED 3 bdrm rancher, gas F/P, 5 appl’s. $1200 incls util’s. N/S avail Nov. 1. 1-604-929-1345. QUALICUM- 3 bdrms, 2 bath, double garage, 5 appls, hardwood floors, big private back yard. N/S, pets ? $1550. Avail Nov 1. Call 250-752-5361.

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 now, $1000. 250-752-4778. 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, Nov. 1st. 250-752-5505. 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. $1100. Call 250-752-1693 or 250-228-9891.

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PARKSVILLE 848 Lakes Blvd. 2 bdrm, 2bath patio home with in-floor heat, $1200/mo 611 Ermineskin Rd. 4 bdrm + bonus room, $1700/mo 207 Chestnut Dr. 3 bdrm, + bonus room, RV parking $1400/mo

ERRINGTON/COOMBS 1425 Winchester Rd. 2 bdrm,2 bath home on acreage $1000/mo

QUALICUM 306-130 Sunningdale Rd. E. 2 bdrm, 1 bath apart. +55 complex $950/mo #10-322 Village Way Very nice 1 bdrm apt, walking distance to village, $725/mo 433 Trio Lane Very nice 2 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath rancher, located on cul-de-sac, $1250/mo #202-3132 Island Hwy. W. Ocean View, 2 bdrm, 2 bath apt. with secured parking, $1000/mo 218 W. 5th. Ave. Brand new 1 bdrm. Cabin, $800/mo

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.

View current rentals On our website: www.remax-first-bc.ca 250-248-1071 1-888-243-1071 propmgmt@remax-firstbc.ca Ron Limer Managing Broker Val Lambert Property Manager 21 - 826 W. Island Hwy Parksville, B.C., V9P 2B7

ROYAL LEPAGE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 250-752-6926 please refer to our website: www.parksvillerealestate.com to view our rental properties 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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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.

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.

SUITES, UPPER ERRINGTON- 1 bdrm bach, new, F/S, horse friendly, wifi, $600+ utils. (250)248-1717. NORTH QUALICUM- 600 sq ft 1 bdrm, separate entry suite. W/D, N/S, pets neg. $600 inclds internet, hydro, cable. Avail now. 250-951-9327. PARKSVILLE, LEVEL entry, 1255 sq ft, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appls, blocks from schools/library/beach, garage, priv fenced yard, utils incl’d, N/S, ref’s, avail Nov. 1 possibly sooner, $1100. 778-424-3035.

TOWNHOUSES QUALICUM 2 b/r, 2 storey, 1 1/2 bath, 5 appl. recently updated , small yard. N/S, N/P, $825.00/ + utilities, discount for long term lease. Available Nov 1st. Call 250752-1123

RV PADS COOMBS: RV site, avail Nov. 1st. Small adult park, $375 + hydro (year round), incls cable & storage. (250)586-1372. PARKSVILLE AREA- RV pad. Wooded site. $425/mo, includes utils. Available now. 250-228-4097.

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Wendy Hofforth, Property Manager Rental Properties Nanoose Bay/Parksville/ Qualicum Beach For current rentals please check my website: www.vanislandrealty.com 124 Craig St., P.O. Box 460 Parksville, B.C. V9P 2G6 Toll Free: 1-866-386-2735 e-mail: cbpropertymanage ment@shaw.ca

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By JAMES CLARKE PQ NEWS SPORTS The Oceanside Titans regrouped at the half and wrangled themselves a single point up at Springwood Park on Sunday, as they duelled the Fairview Cowboys to a 25-25 draw in junior Bantam football action. In tough under clear crisp conditions, the local squad of 12 and 13-yearolds were fortunate to only be trailing 19-12 at the half. Earning props for their play was quarterback Liviano Canil on offence, and defensively, Callum Jasinski, who had a huge game. “He’s not the biggest (player) on the field but he was making tons of tackles out there,” Titans’ head coach Brad Burns chuckled after, agreeing none bigger than the one he made on the final play of the opening half when he popped through the defensive line and tracked down the ball carrier for a five yard loss, and more importantly stop the Cowboys from adding another score before heading into the break. “It was a great team effort — they battled back for the tie and it felt like a win,” said Burns. The win ups the Titans record to 2-2-1 for third place in the Vancouver Island Co-Operative Football League’s four-team Bantam division with three

Oceanside’s Callum Jasinski wraps up a Cowboy ball carrier. regular season games remaining. The Titans have already secured a spot in the playoffs. GAME ON The Titans are back home up at

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A short-benched side of Oceanside Stormers took on Cedar in U14/U15 Girls soccer action last Sunday. Sydney Layman, left, fights through a defender. JAMES CLARKE PHOTO

Whalers volleyball team rolls through Victoria It’s shaping up to be a banner year for Ballenas Secondary School’s junior girls volleyball team. Currently 11-1 and sitting second in their 13-team league, the Whaler girls are 29-4 overall with four tournaments under their belts. In recent tournament play, the Whalers finished seventh out of 20 teams at the VIU Invitational. They only lost one set and finished first at the Ballenas Invitational, then finished fourth out of eight teams at the Belmont Open. The big news was their showing in Victoria last weekend. A huge mid-season litmus test, the tournament featured the top three teams from Victoria (Lambrick Park, Belmont, and Claremont) and the two top teams from the North (NDSS and Ballenas), all in the same tournament. The Whalers went undefeated without

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by beating the Claremont Spartans 25-12, 25-23. A busy day on the courts, the Whalers followed that up with wins over Aspen-

grove (25-12, 25-9), and Spectrum (25-18, 25-20). Against Victoria’s top seeded Lambrick Park Lions in a battle of unbeatens for pool dominance, the Whalers took the first set 25-17, but the win came at a cost as starting middle blocker Shae Peachey was injured. Not to worry, said Whalers’ coach Daryl Britz, “our Grade 9 rookie Mariah St. Pierre comes in and does a great job and we win 28-26.” Securing first in their pool earned the Whalers a bye and into Saturday’s semifinals against No. 2 from the south Belmont. The blue and white rolled to another straight set win (25-18, 26-24), and advanced to the final against Lambrick Park. “Our girls came to play,” said Britz, as the Whalers swept the best of three 25-16, 25-22 for their second tournament win of the year. SEE ISAND ON A33

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Flying Changes riders jump high By JAMES CLARKE PQ NEWS SPORTS From the stables comes word that the girls from Flying Changes Riding School in Coombs had a summer to remember and did Oceanside proud. From April through September, the locals were competing monthly in Victoria at different venues alongside over 70 other riders at the Vancouver Island Hunter Jumper Association’s six-stop Summer Series. The group capped off their summer season with a stellar showing at the Saanich Shows In the Sun Sept. 30 — Oct. 2, and collected their hardware at the awards banquet at Bear Mountain Resort on Oct. 15. Randi Joyce, 14, and her horse Mariachi won overall champion honours in the Jr./Am 2’9” Jumper, and garnered third in the GreenHawk Final. Breanna Marinus, 15, and her horse Juno won Reserve Champion Overall in the Low 2’9” Jumpers. Kelsey Seimens, 18, on Canadian Spice, took top honours in the 3’3” Coastal Equestrian final.

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Adult Amateur 3’ and the Low 3’ champion overall. “These girls have all worked very hard all season for their achievements,” said Flying Changes founder, head coach and driving force Gina Kararrigas, who makes it clear she’s “super proud” of her girls.

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Island volleyball finals set for Ballenas next month Earning extra props from their coach were middle blockers, Nicole Lublinkhof, who had five blocks in the first set alone, and Shaelyn Peachey, who had five kills and the biggest block of the day, “and turned the second set around in game two.” Power hitters Celine Tardif and Aly Gould had six kills apiece in the match and kept the Lions on their heels. Ballenas’ two right side players, Allanah Jimmo and

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Mariah St. Pierre, shared the duties and both had timely kills and big blocks against Lambrick’s two best players. Brittany Britz ran the offence to perfection at the setter position, “using all available weapons and keeping the Lambrick blockers confused and guessing.” “Britzy” was selected as one of six Tournament AllStars for her great play. Rock solid coming off the bench all weekend and

cheering their hearts out and keeping the team loose when not playing were middle blocker Breanne Harvey, power hitter Tyra McNichol, and the injured Kaila Parhar who is expected back early next week. GAME ON Next up for the Jr. Whalers is league play at Barsby. The Whalers return home to BSS for a leaguer, then have an exhibition match on Friday Oct. 28 at Ballenas

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The bonspiel, says Elly, also drives the point home “that you can have fun, friendships, and friendly competition at any age.” — James Clarke

OU posts 5-nil Sunday win over Courtenay COURTENAY — Natasha Collins cleared the way with a hat trick, and Oceanside United upped its Mid-Island Women’s Soccer League (MIWSL) record to 2-2-1 last Sunday when they clobbered the Kickers 5-nil in Courtenay. Taylor Mang and Rebecca Collins rounded out the scoring. Pam Richer earned the shutout in net. GAME ON Oceanside United returns home to Qualicum Beach Rec Fields Sunday to host the Courtenay Masters. — James Clarke

Golf pro Brett Standerwick tees off on Vancouver Island’s tallest peak.

Taking golf to new heights NANOOSE BAY — Local golf pro Brett Standerwick has been taking part in the PGA’s B.C. Golf-aThon for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) for several years, but this year, he decided to ramp up his involvement to new heights.

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Rather than play golf on the level, manicured greens of local golf courses, the Nanoose Bay resident opted to take his game right up to just under 2,196 metres, or 7,207 feet. He did this by teeing off at the base of Mount Golden Hinde on Sept. 16, playing golf as he hiked up to the summit of Vancouver Island’s tallest peak. Supported by his father, Ken and friend

Derek Kilbourn, Standerwick, associate professional at Fairwinds Golf Academy in Nanoose Bay, has participated in the PGA of BC Golf-A-thon for ALS presented by uniPharm and Medicine Centre Pharmacies Charitable Foundation for the past four years. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a fatal neurodegen-

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0 down with 5.79% APR over 84 months OAC. 182 payments bi-weekly.

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194

BI-WEEKLY

$

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139

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22,998

BI-WEEKLY

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$

128

$ BI-WEEKLY

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28,995

OR BUY FOR ONLY

$

199

BI-WEEKLY

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