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All candidates, all the time Woe to events competing with the political forums these days. The words are flying fast as Nov. 19 approaches Page A5

Qualicum Beach mayoral and council candidates share a laugh and some stern looks as they prepare for Wednesday night’s forum at the Civic Centre.

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What does it take to be the mayor? With all of the focus on the mayor’s role in our communities, THE NEWS asked some of the area’s former leaders about their time in the big chair. Former mayors in Parksville and Qualicum Beach offer their advice to the candidates seeking the job in this municipal election campaign.

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Parksville-Qualicum MLA Ron Cantelon is out of hospital and resting at home. Cantelon is the BC Liberal MLA for ParksvilleQualicum. He suffered a heart attack at the B.C. legislature last Thursday and had been receiving treatment in Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, where he underwent two separate procedures, with two stents inserted to assist in his recovery.

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Local motorsport pioneer honoured Parskville resident and longtime rally car driver Tom Burgess was honoured by the Greater Vancouver Motorsport Pioneers Society at its 11th annual induction ceremony in Vancouver on Oct. 9, and THE NEWS finally caught up with the 70-year-old spark plug.

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A day in the life The Old School House arts centre hosts A Day in the Life of Qualicum Beach — an exhibition of photography that celebrates the town’s 70th anniversary.

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Transit under review

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By BRENDA GOUGH NEWS REPORTER Concern over huge increases from BC Transit being dumped onto local municipalities and regional districts is one of the reasons Regional District of Nanaimo Chairperson Joe Stanhope has pursued an independent review of BC Transit. On Wednesday, he announced his lobbying efforts paid off. Local government representatives across British Columbia have been successful in their request for an independent review of BC Transit, due to a strong lobby effort led by Stanhope. “I have received a letter from Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Blair Lekstrom,” he said. SEE

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Qualicum Beach firefighters survey the crashed vehicle in the ditch by Highway 19.

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Icy road blamed in truck crash By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER Black ice is being blamed for a motor vehicle crash on Highway 19 Thursday morning. Qualicum Beach fire Chief Darryl

Kohse said the driver of a silver pickup truck lost control of the vehicle after skidding on black ice on the bridge over Morningstar Creek. The vehicle slammed into a concrete barrier before coming to rest in the grassy ditch beside the highway.

Kohse said the driver suffered a possible fractured wrist in the crash. Motorists are warned to beware of black ice, particularly on bridge decks, as the cold winter weather begins to settle in over Oceanside. news@pqbnews.com

Water service goes to the public to refute claims By AUREN RUVINSKY NEWS REPORTER The inaugural meeting of the Englishman River Water Service November 9 will be an important one for people concerned about local water issues. “There is a lot of misinformation out there,” said city director of engineering and operations Robert Harary, pointing out things like the $50 million cost of proposed projects is the upper estimate for all of the projects over several decades. He explained the treat-

ment facility, estimated in the $25 million range, is required by 2017 by the health authority, the new river intake is already necessary to meet current needs and the aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) system is only an optional component that could save a fortune. Program manager Mike Squire said there are estimates that it would cost $600 million to store the same amount of water in tanks above ground as the $5 million ASR estimate. He explained that they haven’t announced specific

things like exact costs and potential tax increases because they are still in the early planning stages and don’t have exact populations, water volumes or designs. They will continue to refine the region’s water needs as they get closer to having to go to the population to decide how to fund the project. The treatment facility, and as many components as possible, will be built as small as possible and designed to be easily scaleable for increased needs. Squire pointed out that

some parts, like the river intake, will be built to a 50 year horizon because they don’t want to do heavy construction in the river more often than they have to. The meeting is the first for the ERWS board, which was established as a separate entity from the Arrowsmith Water Service after Qualicum Beach pulled out of the treatment facility project. Parksville and surrounding regional district communities currently depend on the river for about half their annual water supply and have reached

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MLA RECOVERING AT HOME NANAIMO — Parksville-Qualicum MLA Ron Cantelon is out of hospital and resting at home. Cantelon, who suffered a heart attack at the B.C. legislature last Thursday, had been receiving treatment in Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, where he underwent two procedures, with two stents inserted to assist in his recovery. Liberal caucus communications spokesperson Craig Heinz said Cantelon is resting comfortably at home in Nanaimo. “Ron continues to recuperate and no definite date has been set for his return to a full work schedule,” Heinz said. “Ron thanks all those who have sent well-wishes and extends his sincere gratitude to the doctors and nurses.” — NEWS staff

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Transit costs escalating for regional municipality “(Lekstrom) confirmed that the independent review we requested will occur,” Stanhope said. “Local governments have numerous concerns with regard to our relationship with BC Transit, particularly involving rising costs, funding,

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review came from elected representatives and senior staff from local governments across B.C. Stanhope was instrumental in organizing the meetings and follow-up letters that eventually led to a Sept. 14, 2011 meeting where local government representatives shared their concerns regarding BC Transit directly with Minister Lekstrom. Stanhope said his concerns started last year when the RDN received an 83 per cent increase from BC Transit after they had already done their budget. He said in order to pay for that, the RDN had no choice but to raise fares or increase property taxes and while the RDN has to be accountable to its electorate, BC Transit doesn’t. “These guys are making decisions without representation.” Stanhope said the goal of the BC government is to double transit service by 2018 but it is hard for local governments to promote transit use when they have to foot the bill and pass it on to users and taxpayers. The minister’s letter to Stanhope confirms that the

Stop the bus! General manager of transportation services in the regional district, Dennis Trudeau, said the RDN is looking at changing bus stop locations in Parksville. He said the industry standard is to have 400 metres between bus stops. Recently bus stop locations in Qualicum Beach were assessed and no changes were made but in Nanaimo they made changes to 50 stops. Trudeau said they took into consideration feedback from riders and out of the 50 bus stop changes they considered the public input resulted in six of their proposed bus stop changes being altered. He said in the case of Parksville, they will also take into consideration suggestions from the public as well as input from local government staff. He said they may relocate stops, take away some or potentially add new ones but added notices will be put on any bus stops that are changed. — Brenda Gough independent review will examine all of the areas of concern brought forward by the local governments. Dennis Trudeau, General Manager of Transportation and Solid Waste Services for the RDN confirmed that their costs for operating BC Transit buses in the region are escalating. He said currently BC Transit pays 47 per cent of the operational cost of transit service in their service area and the RDN picks up the rest. But he added there are other costs involved

with providing transit service to the area so the percentage BC Transit pays is more like 35 per cent. He added with the government pushing to increase ridership it will mean more buses and that will cost more and currently funding comes from fares and local taxes. He said the RDN needs other options to pay for transit expansion and one option could be a tax similar to the one in the Lower Mainland that has motorists paying for their transit service with a tax at the fuel pumps.

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THE NEWS continues covering all of 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.

Residents quiz new, incumbent councillors Health centre debate leads the way in Wednesday night all candidates forum, followed by business growth, pub By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER The proposed health centre for Oceanside came under fire at Wednesday night’s Qualicum Beach election forum, with some candidates calling it inadequate and others calling it a good first step. But while some candidates still called for a hospital to be built in Oceanside, others stressed the need to upgrade the local ambulance service. The forum, sponsored by THE NEWS and the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce, saw the Civic Centre packed for the second night in a row with voters eager to assess the positions of the nine council and two mayoral candidates. Mayoral candidate Teunis Westbroek praised the current plan, stressing that it represents the first portion of a possibly larger project. “This is long overdue,” he said, “We should make the health centre a beginning and pursue as many services as we can in this town.” His rival, mayoral candidate Mike Wansink, also supported the centre, noting he has been fully engaged in the process from early days. Candidate Dave Willie was a strong proponent of improving the ambulance service, noting the proposed health centre is already experiencing difficulty in attracting physicians to staff it. “They are having difficulties finding doctors to work in the new facility,” Willie said. “I hate to think of the challenges to fully equip and staff a

A full crowd was on hand Wednesday night at the second Qualicum Beach all candidates forum in a row. hospital. I want to get to a hospital. That’s the biggest issue. I need to get to where they have the equipment to keep me alive.” Scott Tanner said while there should be a focus on improved ambulance service, he stressed the need to keep pressure on the province once the health centre is built, in order to expand the services it offers. Carol Nicol Dowe said she sees the health centre as a start. “I think of it as a beginning, and from there we can expand to give more provisions for us here,” she said. “However, having an ambulance well out fitted for us here is essential, either to get us to Nanaimo or to the health centre.”

‘We want a pub’: crowd agrees By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER There was no shortage of disagreement at Wednesday night’s all candidates forum in Qualicum Beach, but there was at least one issue on which pretty much everyone agreed. The packed audience at the Civic Centre evidently agreed as well, applauding loudly when council candidate Mary Brouilette mentioned her preference for a neighbourhood pub to be situated in any development at the newly-acquired bus garage site. SEE

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Bill Luchtmeijer agreed with Willie, arguing Qualicum Beach would be better served by improved ambulance service than by a hospital that can’t be

staffed, or a health centre that’s an intermediate stop on the way to hospital. “Ambulance care for Qualicum Beach is the

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only answer at this time.” Tom Davies gave a passionate defence of the current proposal for a health centre. “Our association is

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made up of 10 groups and they have been working their butts off for three years to get where we are now,” he said. “Make no mistake, there is no hospital coming here any time soon, but we will get an urgent care facility that will serve our needs. It will be a foundation to build in the future. You have to have something in place so you can build on it. To those who say it’s not good enough, what’s your solution? What have you done?” Mary Brouilette sided with the centre, stressing the need to support the proposal. “The decision has been made,” she said. “It’s important we support this. It’s not everything, but it’s a start.”

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Is Qualicum Beach unfriendly to business? That was one question that came up repeatedly at Wednesday night’s all candidates meeting. The answer, it seems, depends on which candidates you talk to. “That’s a perception that is confronting the business community,” mayoral candidate Mike Wansink said. “We have to eliminate that. For instance, right now, builders can’t build downtown because the development cost charges are just too high and the town policy for creating new buildings requires commercial space on the bottom floor. We have to create policies and adjust

Qualicum Beach mayoral candidates Mike Wansink, left, and Teunis Westbroek. STEVEN HEYWOOD PHOTO

DCCs and make them more friendly to the business community.” Incumbent mayoral candidate Teunis Westbroek disagreed, citing the newlyopened Dolly’s Home Hardware building on Second Avenue as an example of development done right. “Sometimes there is that perception, but look at what Home Hardware looks like,” he said. “People said we made it too dif-

ficult, but we made them put the ramp in the back and the delivery drivers love it. Sometimes it looks like we’re difficult, but we make longterm plans and we have the nicest town in British Columbia.” Rich Mennie called on council to improve its relations with the business community. “We benefit from a healthy business community,” he said. SEE

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During discussion about night life — or lack of it — Brouilette brought up the pub idea, which was warmly received. “I’m making a pitch for a downtown pub,” she said, to the loudest applause and cheers of the night. Later, all the candidates were quizzed on their stance on the pub idea, which appeared as popular on the podium as it did in

the audience. Incumbent mayoral candidate Teunis Westbroek was lukewarm to the idea, but he supported it. “I’m not a big pub fan, but if it’s part of the package that provides economic opportunities and increases the town’s social life, then council’s direction is what we will proceed with,” he said. His rival, Mike

Wansink, was succinct. “Yes,” he said. Tom Davies said he would support it, if it was in the right location, while Rich Mennie said he would support it as long as there was no public money involved — a position shared by Scott Tanner. Carol Nicol Dowe also supported the idea with a simple yes, as did Ed Wolyshyn.

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High school closure top of mind this election By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER A stranger attending Tuesday night’s all candidates debate for Qualicum Beach council could be forgiven if they thought they were at a school board debate, as the issue of keeping Kwalikum Secondary School open was front and centre for much of the night. The forum, sponsored by the Qualicum Beach Residents Association and moderated by David Roach, saw the two candidates for mayor and nine councillor candidates take to the microphone to give their vision of the future. The charge to save KSS was kicked off by mayoral contender Mike Wansink, who called it the most urgent issue facing the town. “The closure of KSS would change the demographic diversity of the town and, if we are unsuccessful in our scramble, the outcome will be an irreversible impact on our demographic and economic sustainability,” he said. “I’m determined it won’t happen on my watch.” Westbroek, like Wansink, said the impact of the school closing would be devastating for the com-

Residents pour into the QBRA candidates forum in Qualicum Beach on Tuesday night. NEIL HORNER PHOTO munity and stressed if people really want to save the school, they need to vote for school board trustees who have pledged not to close it, as it is the board that makes the decision, not council. He added the school is valued by all sectors of the town, including seniors. “The first reaction we got was from The Gardens,” he said. “They said how important it is to have the school here,” he said. “It is for all of us. We want to see the kids stay here and play here and be educated here.” The issue of the school was closely interwoven with economic development issues, as several candidates argued that young families with school-age chil-

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Inn is boarded up and the Sunset Inn is gone.” Willie said the town has to start working to bring opportunities for younger people so the steadily aging demographic can at least steady, if not reverse. “The first 10 years we lived here were all about opportunity,” he said. “That’s what we need to be looking at today. We are missing those opportunities and those chances. The lifestyle we all en-

joy comes because of those opportunities.” Candidate Carol Nicol Dowe stressed that if KSS closes, the town will only contain retired people. She suggested the town look into attracting low-impact industries to provide the jobs to attract young families. “We need to find innovative ways to find quiet businesses, like computer tech or film industries and international students.” SEE

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Residents have the opportunity to ask the candidates a lot of questions between now and Sat., Nov. 19. to our future wellbeing,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some impacts are already being felt. Some families have already moved out of Qualicum Beach. If that school closes, this will become a town of retired seniors.â&#x20AC;? Bill Luchtmeijer also called for the new council to repair the disconnect between the town and the school board and called for affordable housing so

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Mom answered. The paramedics thought that was pretty funny, and began laughing at the nurse. The nurse got so upset she started yelling at mom. That got mom so upset her labour stopped. Which got the doctor so upset that he started yelling at the nurse. Who, in turn, got so upset she started yelling at mom again. And me? I was so upset, I refused to come out and meet the world until the noisy nurse had finished her shift. I mentioned that story to my brother the other day while we were having coffee. “I’m looking forward to Sunday,” I smiled. “I’m grateful for the extra hour of sleep.” “I’m not grateful. They owe it to me!” Jay replied with righteous furor. “But you were raised in Ontario,” I replied, “With the

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three-hour time difference, aren’t you actually two hours ahead, anyway?” “Doesn’t matter. It’s the principle,” Jay sniffed. “And come to think of it, every time you’ve moved, it’s been west. So whenever you passed a time zone marker you got an extra hour of sleep!” “That was the plan.” “So what’s next? You’re already at mile zero.” “Honolulu!” Jay smiled. I shook my head. “It’s a good thing mom and dad didn’t settle in Newfoundland or you’d have to get up four-and-a-half hours sooner.” “That’s why they call it, ‘The Rock.’ It must be like prison having to get up that early!” Perhaps my brother is right. Maybe time changes are just a regulatory rip-off. But I’ll take the extra hour of sleep. Principles or not.

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LETTERS One buckled and one did not Never before has there been a need for stability on the top. We have endured three mayors in four years, creating uncertainty and costly indecisiveness. In 1990, then mayor Paul Reitsma listened to the majority of the citizens opposing the massive development of the Flats on the beach so he broke the tie vote and said no, thus forever saving the estuary and a clear skyline. He opposes other such developments. In 2003, then councillor Chris Burger lead the way voting for the high rise waterfront development we have now, totally ignoring the wishes of the citizens. His actions forever changed the character and identity of Parksville. One buckled under the pressure, the other stood tall and did not waver. We need not followers.

Bill Richmond Parksville

History need not repeat itself I am very surprised to see so few people commenting on Paul Reitsmaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s desire to step back into politics. I thought there might be a law against running again, after the Warren Betanko fiasco. However, I am writing in reference to Mr. Reitsmaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comments about being accountable to the public â&#x20AC;&#x201D; something he has criticized the current council of neglecting. From 1987 to 1991, I was Recreation Commissioner for Area F and ran the site committee for the long dreamed of community pool. Several sites were identified, both in Parksville and Qualicum Beach, and a meeting was held for all the local politicians to decide on the location. Then-mayor Reitsma did not support the pool in his city. Parksville residents were angry that the pool was to be built in Qualicum Beach. Knowing the discontent with the south end of District 69, the pool committee decided to take Nanoose Bay out of the referendum. Despite the best efforts of the pool committee, the majority of Parksville residents voted the pool referendum down but there were enough voters elsewhere who voted

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joined about 150 others at the all candidates forum hosted by the Parksville Residents Association on Nov. 2 I was not overly impressed by the format that was adopted, but the candidates provided some good entertainment on a cold night. They ranged from 19 to near-90 in age; from very smooth to pretty abrasive; from boastful to humble; from well-informed to admitting a few times that they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have an answer. Of course, once elected, politicians rarely say they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have an answer; they simply make one up, as the legend goes. I looked through the brochures that were offered, and incumbent Al Greirâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seemed the slickest by far. He listed nine items in his â&#x20AC;&#x153;Three Years Of Accomplishments,â&#x20AC;? and near the top was â&#x20AC;&#x153;Getting the fire hall completed for $3 million â&#x20AC;&#x201D; when the previous Council wanted to spend $5.7 million.â&#x20AC;? That sounds great, except thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that little matter about the Councillor being excused from all future debate on the fire hall extension since September 21, 2009, when he was deemed to be in conflict of interest because he lived next door to the fire Chief. Taking credit for something that he was unable to play any part in, casts doubt on his other claimed accomplishments; is he simply a legend in his own mind?

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yes. Because of Reitsmaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision, the community pool came very close to being defeated. The residents of Parksville wanted a pool in their city but despite their wishes, Reitsma turned his back on his constituents. So much for listening to the public.

Mikey Stephenson Qualicum Beach

A man of his word I have lived in Parksville since 1984 and seen many changes in the city councils. I tried to follow their activities and feel that although they make many promises at election time, they seldom achieve results. I read Paul Reitsmaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s election platform, and I appreciate the history of Parksville write up, and was struck by the quality of testimonials he received from so many people. I was one of the originals with

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enjoys. Teunis Westbroek certainly has been part of the 50 great years to which she refers. Without his solid foresight would we have attained what we have. His proven leadership has placed our town in an enviable economic position. We have controlled our indebtedness with thoughtful decisions and at the same time looked after improving our infrastructure. Unfortunately there are some factions that would change our economic realities with huge debentures in the name of development. What do we desire as a town? Realistic challenges means balancing budgets. Our present leader, the mayor, has accomplished this. His personal commitment and selfless dedication is his proven track record. The captain is alive and well with his steady hand on the tiller.

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Poor example, dad I was out with my dogs the other day, having enjoyed a beautiful walk along the boardwalk. As we were returning to my car, that was parked near the childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s playground, I happened to notice what looked to be a father riding an adult tricycle with a child seated at the front and accompanying him were two young boys, riding their own bicycles. I was thinking at the time that it was a perfect day for a family outing. That thought was soon replaced by shock and disgust as I then watched this group cross the road to the small park adjacent to the playground where geese usually gather and start to shout and holler with apparent delight as they recklessly weaved in and out through a rather large gaggle of geese, who were scattering in every direction to avoid being hit. The cyclists then quickly left the scene riding in the direction of the main road above the park. I am still dumbfounded as to the obvious and blatant disregard for our wildlife, not to mention the behaviour of the so-called adult in this group. Câ&#x20AC;&#x2122;mon dad â&#x20AC;&#x201D; you owe it to your kids to provide them with a much better role model!

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LETTERS Leave it to the experts Here we go again, another misinformed Liberal biased rant from the man affectionately known as Fletcher. Back on Oct. 25 he wrote about developmentally disabled people in B.C.’s care system. Of course since “his Grandfather worked in an institution” this has now made Fletcher an expert. I was surprised that it took him 10 paragraphs before he came to his always predictable conclusion, that it’s all the NDP’s fault. Perhaps Mr. F will be enlightened to know that a new report obtained through Freedom of Information found the government’s recent push to place developmentally disabled adults in family homes has gone off the rails in at least at one private agency in Vancouver. Community Living B.C. has closed 65 group homes because there were only 200 residents. CLBC have been pushing for adult adoptions rather than institutions with shift workers. The NDP have called for a moratorium on group home closures as well as an advocate for developmentally disabled people. Fletcher and his Liberal party plan to

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Rick Senft Errington

Naysayers have no clue So … some people in San Pareil figure the water situation is not as bad as it is being made out, do they? I suppose they’ve done all the due diligence on supply and demand, the engineering regarding present infrastructure life span, the necessary infrastructural engineering studies that would allow the other 40 or so lots to be brought into RDN service … of course not. These nay sayers haven’t the slightest clue of what the status quo specifications are and what is in fact needed to provide adequate water service to all in the area. Well, if they wish to put out fires through use of their kidneys, go right ahead, I’ll put my faith in functional hydrants. It’s a no brainer as far as I’m concerned.

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However, as we all know, often the simplest and strategically clear approaches are often the most confusing and bewildering to some. How unfortunate. We need additional water for fire service and we need repairs to a crumbling infrastructure. San Pareil will definitely see these improvements eventually and, of course, at greater cost to us tax payers if the referendum fails. That’s human nature … silly and moronic as it is.

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“You have to listen to everybody and get everybody listening to everybody else,” he said. “You are a referee in those cases.” Mayne’s one piece of advice to incoming mayors is simple. “Make your decisions for the right reasons,” he said. “Don’t make them for political reasons.” Having a clear vision is also important to former Parksville mayor Randy Longmuir. “You need the ability to have a vision and the foresight and ability to put that into practice,” he said. “I also think that as mayor you need to have a very thick skin, which was my undoing.” Longmuir said a good mayor is able to listen. “I think the ability to listen to all sides of a volatile issue and still be able to come up with a sound and correct decision is important,” he said. When asked if he had one piece of advice for incoming mayors, Longmuir demurred, but did offer his sincere best wishes. “I wish them the best of luck in making the correct decisions that are going to benefit the community,” he said. news@pqbnews.com

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“You should be running for what you think you can do to help the town,” he said. “Don’t run for the money.” Collins said co-operation is key on council, regardless of which position one holds. “You need to co-operate on council. That’s the main issue,” he said. “Everybody needs to co-operate and listen. Sometimes there will be one or two people who are not along with the others, but you can’t keep having the same 3-2 split all the time, because that shows some are sticking together regardless of what the concern is.” Collins’ advice to mayors is to follow the community plan. “Carry on with what the town has laid out and let the public tell you what they want — but make sure it’s the majority of the public.” For former Parksville mayor Ed Mayne, what’s crucial is simple integrity. “I think the most important thing is integrity. I really do,” he said. “As well, you need to have a vision of where you are going. You have to know what you think is right for the city and work towards that constantly.” Mayne said getting some form of consensus around the council table is key to getting things done.

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s Parksville and Qualicum Beach residents prepare to vote in new mayors and councils, one question likely on many of their minds is: what makes a good mayor? If you ask a former mayor of either community, you’ll get quite different answers, but there are some broad common themes. Former Qualicum Beach mayor Art Skipsey sees the key to a successful mandate as having a vision and being able to work with other people. “You have to bring people together,” Skipsey said. “Somehow, you have to engage people. There was a time in this community when everything that was built or done in the community was done by grassroots effort, not by the government.” Skipsey stressed that a good mayor facilitates the voting process, but rarely takes part, voting on an issue only when absolutely necessary. “When I was on council, in 13 years I only voted four times,” he said. “I let the council decide. It was only when there was a tie that I voted.” If there was one piece of advice Skipsey could give the incoming mayor of the community, it would be to “sit down over dinner and say, ‘what can we do as a council for the community,’ Skipsey said. “Get them discussing things on a personal level and keep politics out of it.” Former Parksville mayor Sandra Herle said a good mayor is someone who cares about all the residents in the community and who does their homework. “If you meet those qualities you also need to be forthright with your council and look to the betterment of your community,” Herle said. “We had some challenging times when I was mayor and I was fortunate in that, with discussion and hard work we had a type of consensus — not all the time, but I don’t think anyone had any selfish benefit out of it.” Herle’s advice for the incoming mayor is, above all, to listen. “You have to listen, but not only to the loudest speakers,” she said. “There are always loud speakers, but there are far more people than those who are writing letters to the editor or speaking up at meetings. The good mayors are the ones who listen to everyone.” Former Qualicum Beach mayor Jack Collins said the first thing to keep in mind is that a mayor shouldn’t run for money.

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By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER John Kirk got a taste for the jagged, underwater canyons on the bottom of Cameron Lake, and he wants to take a closer look. In a perfect world, he would also like to see what many people believe is swimming amongst them. The head of the BC Cryptozoology Club said his team of researchers has made two expeditions to Cameron Lake in search of the fabled Cameron Lake creature and while they have yet to find concrete evidence of a large creature lurking in the depths, they have come across some intriguing clues, such as large sonar hits in the waters off Angel Rock. Kirk said he would like to make another expedition to Cameron Lake, possibly in the spring. “We would love to come some time if we had some sponsorship,” Kirk said. “It wouldn’t be until the spring, because this is the middle of Sasquatch season. Winter

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eager to enjoy a taste of the exotic and help orphaned children at the same time. “It was packed to the gunnels,” she said. “We had greater numbers this year, 320, compared to 270 last year. It was a big jump and we still had a waiting list. We could have sold 500 tickets.” There are a number of reasons for the ever-growing popularity of the event. “We obviously have a following now,” she said. “It was virtually sold out

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excited to see the whales in the lake,” Kirk said. “Then they realized it was a lake and there are no whales in lakes. They said it was black in colour and about the size of a whale. Between six and eight people saw it, so it’s starting to kill my theory of it being a very large sturgeon.” Ideally, Kirk said, he would like to tour the lake bottom in a submersible, but concedes such an adventure is far beyond his group’s financial capabilities. “We want to get something from somebody, at least on a loan basis, that would give us more definition,” he said. “The really expensive option would be to get a submersible — and there are a couple in B.C. that could do the job. Failing that, we would love to get our hands on a more sophisticated sonar unit.” Kirk stressed his group is going to need a sponsor in order to mount another expedition to the lake, regardless of the technology involved.Kirk can be reached at bcscc.ca.

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The power of hymns to change the world O God, our help in ages past Our hope for years to come Our shelter from the stormy blast, And our eternal home

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hese words purport to have a lineage of 2,5003,000 years, originating from a prayer and lament of Moses in the book of Psalms (Ps 90), and transmuted through the genius of Isaac Watts (1674-1748) to a proclamation of a larger hope and note of sure protection. This hymn has functioned as a virtual second national anthem in commonwealth countries, used for civic occasions, and evoking powerful memories ranging from school assemblies, poppies and cenotaphs, to services held in the face of aerial bombings in a war-torn city. Extremely low on the news horizon this week was a notable anniversary for a volume that includes Watts’ paraphrase, and one of the unlikely best sellers of all time: the publishers of Hymns Ancient and Modern claim the sale of 150 million copies over as many years, cherished in the hearts of worshippers around the world. Perhaps one of the more colourful side stories to the anniversary event may in fact turn out to be the real substance of the event. The celebration hymn-sing was moved from its original location at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London across the water to Southwark Cathedral due to the closure of St. Paul’s. For the first time since the Second World War, St. Paul’s closed its doors, ostensibly on grounds of public health and safety, in the light of the occupation of its grounds by protesters in the Occupy movement. This prompted the resignation of the Chancellor of St. Paul’s, the Rev. Dr. Giles Fraser. Fraser was concerned that the cathedral had

crossed the line from its natural position in solidarity with the poor, and was cosying up to the City of London in its bid to remove the protestors by legal action and physical force. There is a widening gap between the top end of the now seven billion of us on this planet and the 20 per cent at the bottom of that number who will go to sleep tonight hungry, thirsty, or inadequately sheltered. Perhaps it is fitting that the preacher at the 150th celebration, Tim DudleySmith, wrote a new hymn for the occasion with the timely title “How shall we sing the Lord’s song when justice stands denied?” When we look at the grandeur of By our tradition, with Andrew impressive cathedral Twiddy buildings, a 400-year tradition of the King James Version of the Bible and 150 years of Hymns Ancient and Modern, it is too easy to lose sight of the fact that the Bible was written from the perspective and experience of the oppressed most of the time — the minorities and the losers, rather than the establishment. The Canadian impulse to regulate banking activities in the past may have served us well, but it does not free us from the weaknesses of unregulated activity in financial sectors around the world, and we need to hear those voices of protest and respond at the highest international levels to the questions they are raising. And as long as there is injustice swirling around us, poetry and melody will join hands in words of faith, hope, and love. Don’t underestimate the power of hymns to bring change to birth in the world!

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Family-owned Home Hardware opens new store

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olly’s Home Hardware in Qualicum Beach has marked another milestone in its long history in the community by moving into a brand new store that boasts over 10,000 square feet, providing a huge retail space to offer customers an even greater selection of the products they have come to rely on for over 30 years. Store owners Liz and Bryan Virgin said it is great to be in the brand new location, which is not only spacious — providing customers with a positive shopping experience — but is also much more comfortable for their employees.

The building has office space upstairs as well as a kitchen, a shower and a lovely deck. “It’s one of the few Home Hardware locations in Canada with an ocean view,” declared Bryan. Customers will no doubt appreciate the huge selection of products now available in the spacious indoor showroom, and come spring they will be able to shop for patio furniture, barbecues and gardening products on the outdoor deck. The Home Expressions centre, which opened in 2005, is attached to the giant store and continues to offer ladies hardware — giftware and garden treasures.

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With so much space the store is now carrying more products and the toy section has really expanded. Liz said they just received 89 boxes of kids toys. The location at 169 West Second Ave. in Qualicum Beach is in the heart of town and although the area is bustling with shoppers throughout the day, there are now plenty of parking spaces. The sidewalk has been re-configured and now there are eight new spots directly in front of the store. The new store opened for business on Mon., Oct. 31. Over the years, the family-owned

business has made many friends in the community and on moving day they rallied together to help. On Sun., Oct. 30, about 40 people rolled up their sleeves to help move stock from the old Dolly’s Home hardware store into the new building. “We started at 8 a.m. and finished at 8 p.m. and then opened our new doors the next day,” said Bryan, adding they could not have done it without that help. The Virgins admit they are still tweaking things in the store and in the spring they will invite the public for a grand opening celebration. — by Brenda Gough

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olly’s Home Hardware was named after Bryan’s mother Dolores Virgin who played a leading role in establishing the iconic store. Dolly’s started out as a second-hand store out of the basement of a house at 701 Primrose Street operating as The Economy Centre with Charles Ackerman and Ernest Virgin in charge. A year later Ackerman sold his shares to Dolores Virgin making the company family owned. Tragedy struck in 1978 when Dolores and two of her daughters died in a car accident. Ernest’s son Bryan then became involved with The Economy Centre, acting as the secretary/treasurer. In 1981 the store expanded and grew to 4,500 square feet and was operated as a new and used furniture shop. But Bryan knew at the time he was in the wrong business. He was much more interested in nuts and bolts than couches and chairs and he admitted the store carried much more hardware than furniture. In 1991, the existing Home Hardware in town closed its doors so the Virgins decided to pick up where it left off. He said they applied for a franchise from Home Hardware and in 1992 The Economy Centre was liquidated and Dolly’s Home Hardware opened in February of 1992. Bryan said they even hired one of the former employees of the old Home Hardware. “Her name was Francis Marshall. I saw her walking down the street after she had been laid off and asked her to work for me,” Bryan recalled. Marshall recently passed away, but it is people like her and the current staff of Dolly’s who have given the store the excellent reputation it has today. The community has continued to embrace the local hardware store a and Virgin’s commitment to excellent customer service earned the sstore the title of Top Canadian Hardware Store of the Year (under 5,000 ssq. ft.) in 2002. Working in cramped quarters in an old building that was too hot in th the summer and drafty in the winter Dolly’s staff have not only served th their customers with a smile but have gone above and beyond to prov vide excellent service which they will continue to do in their brand new h home at 169 West Second Ave. in Qualicum Beach.

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Crissinger plays the Frontiersman By BRENDA GOUGH NEWS REPORTER A Vancouver Island musician who is trying to do as many shows as he possibly can on the Island will bring his one man show to The Frontiersman Pub in Coombs on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 2 to 7 p.m. Singer-songwriter-guitarist Mark Crissinger has played 100 shows this year, mostly on Vancouver Island, and said he wants to break his personal record. “You can do it. It is possible. When I lived in Ontario I did 200 shows one year,” he admitted. His one man show combines acoustic and electric guitars with soulful vocals and the occasional harmonica solo. Crissinger performs originals songs from two decades of songwriting plus lots of folk, blues and pub favorites. “I can play for 450 minutes without repeating a song. I play originals and covers … Dylan, Van Morrison, Muddy Waters, all the classics.” He ties it all together with a few road stories and 25 years of showmanship making for a fun, intimate, upbeat, and interactive performance. Crissinger said he has a loop station so he can record while he is playing and to date he has recorded six albums. He said incorporating recorded audio loops into his act enables him to put on a good live show without other musicians. He said he is looking forward to the afternoon gig at the Frontiersman. “I love playing matinees. It feels more like a house party in a living room.” Join the house party from 2 to 7 p.m. this Saturday at the Frontiersman Pub at 2484 Alberni Hwy. in Coombs.

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Christmas home tour on Dec. 3 QUALICUM BEACH — An estimated eight homes in the Qualicum Beach area will be throwing open their doors to revellers in the second annual Christmas home tour and lunch next month. Tickets are now on sale for the Qualicum Beach Rotary Club event on Sat., Dec. 3, which brings people on a self-guided tour to some of the area’s most brightlydecorated holidays homes. As visiting the best-decorated homes of the season is always popular, the tour was started to meet that need — and as a fundraiser for the local Rotarians. Their

Homes decorated for Christmas are always a popular draw. annual fundraising efforts in the community are used to help local charities and other programs. The club states this year’s proceeds from the home tour and lunch will stay within

Oceanside communities. There are two types of ticket for this year’s tour: a $40 ticket included the self-guided tour and lunch, and; $20 a ticket for the selfguided tour only.

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products are being introduced all the time. “We provide a fun, friendly atmosphere, great service and the genuine desire to find the perfect item,” Julia says. As well, the store and the owners give back to the community in many forms. It ranges from school groups and activities, to local skimboarding events and athletes, rugby, swimming and horseback riding events. Julia herself is a riding instructor, in addition to her vast experience as a sales representative, production manager, personnel consultant and past owner of many other businesses. One of the most important things she wants people to know about Smithford’s, is their selection of exceptional, solid wood, hand-crafted furniture. It’s made in Canada in a variety of styles, from country to contemporary, to suit anyone’s lifestyle. “Our boutique offers the luxurious, unique New Zealand knitwear, designer labels from France, Israel, U.S.A. and Canada.” Their scope of coverage includes healthy footwear, designed to help you feel great on your feet. Smithford’s also has a range of accessories to compliment any wardrobe. “We also offer great gift and fun ideas, card and toys to suit all ages,” she says. “It’s great, random and yours to enjoy. “Come and experience the joy of shopping at Smithford’s.”

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fortunate enough to have an amazing support system. Abbott admitted owning her own business is a lot of work but her renewed health and strong belief in the products she provides makes coming to work everyday a joy. She said people are sexual beings and sex is a huge part of a relationship and they offer products to enhance that relationship. The store carries novelties, lubricants, sexual enhancement devices, Kama Sutra products, DVDs, books, games, greeting cards, lingerie, costumes, wigs and more. She also does home parties and has done so for 15 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love to do home parties. Sometimes the combination of martinis and toys make the atmosphere a little chaotic, but as long as the guests are having a great time I consider the party a success.â&#x20AC;? Abbott carries products to assist seniors who have health challenges that affect their sex lives. She works with pharmacists, therapists and doctors who refer clients to her, including women who have lost their sex drive due to menopause and men who want to improve their libido. Abbott said because there is such a diverse population in the community everybodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s idea of pleasure and intimacy is different so her line of products is extensive. This year she invested in moving signage on her vehicle. She said it has brought in business but it has also been a source of opening up communication. She admitted the slogan on the back of her truck which states â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our business doing pleasure with youâ&#x20AC;? is a bit cheeky but she has had nothing but positive feedback from it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I am driving I have people waving to me at stop lights asking me where I am located.â&#x20AC;? Sexessories is open seven days a week and is located at 255B East Island Hwy in Parksville.

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ira Sanchez says she has always been an entrepreneur â&#x20AC;&#x201D; from the age of 11 when she started a pet care business for the summer, to becoming a cleaning subcontractor in order to finance massage therapy school. Through her experience, energy, vision and purpose, she followed her heart and made the decision to undertake the intensive three-year massage therapy program. Compassion for others is at the centre of everything she has done. Concurrently, Kira became the owner of the cleaning business, began doing mobile massage, and then opened Health First Massage Therapy & Holistics plus Nutritional Health Coaching in Parksville. Health First Massage Therapy & Holistics is an integrated wellness center, primarily featuring massage therapy along with various holistic therapies. In order to increase her ability to help people with their health, Kira expanded the clinic to include a number of important modalities using the expertise of a group of health practitioners. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We work as an integrated team addressing the total health of our patientsâ&#x20AC;?. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The first 5 years of business are the most challenging; being patient and enjoying the learning experience have helped me overcome those challenges. Recognizing that life is about balance, and integrating all that is important to

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me has worked best,â&#x20AC;? Kira explains. She adds that she is also lucky to have been able to work in her chosen career in a clinic prior to setting out on her own. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I learned what worked and what didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m young, energetic, passionate and excited to help people along their healing journey by learning about the body and health,â&#x20AC;? she explains. A student at heart, Kira is continually reading and learning via workshops and courses while maintaining her own personal health. She goes over and above, and also has her Reiki levels I & II, is a Feng Shui practitioner, has her Intro to Osteopathic techniques and prep for major games, to name a few. Kira believes massage is key for maintaining great health â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the only answer, which is why she happily makes referrals to complete the circle. A regular contributor to community groups, Kira has designated a certain amount of her business profits to go to various charities. Always learning â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and working on a bachelor of health sciences degree â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Kira and her seven staff love to help people learn about themselves and feel better. Discover more about Health First Massage Therapy at the clinic on Memorial Avenue across from the medical clinic in Parksville. Choose Health First!

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Quality Resort Bayside — a great destination

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verlooking Parksville’s beautiful bay, the Quality Resort Bayside and Bayside Bistro restaurant offer guests an experience — and a view — that’s quite unique. Helping guests make the most of it, is conference and restaurant manager Helen Corcoran. Helen has taken her extensive background in the food and beverage industry, and focussed it on the strengths that the Quality Resort has to offer. “We have a spectacular view,” she says, adding there are plenty of other strengths at the Bayside as well. There’s the Upper Deck sports pub, a full fitness centre with racquet sports facility, conference room and the Bayside Wine and Spirits store. Helen says working in a market that has seen increased competition, coupled with a changing economy, has presented its challenges. Having knowledgeable, well trained staff that are focused on meeting clients’ needs and accommodating special requests, has allowed them to continue to attract repeat customers and conferences. Helen has been in the food and beverage industry since 1976. That experience and knowledge helps her — and helps her to train her staff to deliver the best customer service. In-house, the Bayside, as it’s known, offers employees incentives, excellent benefits, fitness

memberships and pub and restaurant discounts — all on top of ongoing training with senior staff members, one-on-one or in training seminars. “We are a small, boutique-style resort that makes a personal connection with our customers,” she says. “We are a self-contained resort, all under one roof.” Helen also understands the importance of community and giving back. “I am a longtime member of the Parksville Rotary Club,” she says, “a member of the Parksville and Qualicum Beach chambers of commerce and the Oceanside Tourism Association.” She is also involved with local organizations such as Forward House, the Salvation Army and with events like the Canadian Open Sand Sculpting competition and many others. “I enjoy meeting and interacting with new people,” says Helen. Part of her job is to determine those people’s needs and desires, and then work with the staff at the Quality Resort Bayside to create new menus, wine lists and more. “I enjoy a challenge,” she continues, “and the end result pays off in the conferences and the many special events we host.” To find out more about Parksville’s Quality Resort Bayside, the Bayside Bistro, and Upper Deck Sports Bar, visit www.qualityresortparksville .com, call 250-248-8333 or drop by 240 Dogwood Street, off of Highway 19A in Parksville.

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“In Alberta, municipalities are requisitioned (not unlike B.C.’s school district taxes) to pay for seniors housing in their communities,” Laurie explains. In B.C., seniors housing boards are all volunteer and the province funds units in a different way —providing rent subsidies, not so much the capital costs of seniors housing facilities. That said, her 10-plus years of experience in Alberta prepared her well for working with seniors housing on the Island. Today, she works with people to find them the affordable housing they need. She adds that BC Housing sets the criteria for who gets into affordable units. It’s a points system, she explains, based on need, not on a first-come, first-served basis. “Everybody who calls is in need,” she says, adding the list of people wanting into affordable housing is long. Hustwick Place does have affordable units, yet Laurie says the Lions Housing Society changed its criteria and income threshold in order to be able to pay their bills. That’s why the facility today is for people with low to moderate income. She adds one individual form their former facility is living at Hustwick Place. One other found a place outside of the Lions’ system, and the other four have actually passed away. For details on the Lions housing units in Parksville — how to apply and what is available — call Laurie at 250-248-9154.

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Kenneth William Curl, 78, died October 30, 2011, in Nanaimo Hospital with his loving family by his side. He was born February 16, 1933, in Ponoka, Alberta and moved to Vancouver Island in 1941. Ken worked for Eatonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Victoria, where he met is wife Bonnie and was later transferred to Duncan where they started their family. In 1961 they moved to North Vancouver where he was active in his community, including coaching little league baseball. Following a 45-year career with Eatonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in the footwear industry, Ken and Bonnie eventually retired to Nanoose Bay in 1996 where he became an active member of the Schooner Cove Yacht Club. Ken was the ultimate outdoorsman with a passion for ďŹ shing, hunting and gardening. He was also a loving husband, brother, father and grandfather and cherished the time he spent with his family. He also loved his many friends and created special memories with all who knew him. All will remember his terriďŹ c sense of humour, his mischievous smile and his enthusiasm for sports. Ken is survived by his wife of 55 years, Bonnie, his children Don (Helen Mary), Gordon (Carolyn), Sharon and Darlene (Mike); his grandchildren Alexander, Christopher, Olivia, Lindsay, Marla, Nevada and Tanner; and his sisters Marilyn (Peter) and Joan (Doug). He was preceded in death by his brother Grant and his parents Thurman and Helen. A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday November 14. St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anglican Church, 2600 Powder Point Road, Nanoose Bay, BC Donations may be sent to the BC Cancer Foundation, Vancouver Island, 2410 Lee Ave Victoria, BC V8R 6V5.

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BALDWIN, Eleanor Dora Mary Aug. 9, 1918-Sept. 17, 2011

Mom passed away peacefully at Stanford Place Care Campus, in Parksville, B.C. She was predeceased by her loving husband Norman in 200l. Eleanor is survived by her daughter Doreen (Lorne) Anderson of Qualicum Beach and son Rick (Susan) Baldwin of Courtenay, her 5 grand-daughters: Angela, Dianna, Lauren, Lesley and Christina, and her 5 great-grandchildren: Brendan, Mathew, Georgina, Jordan and Kira. Mom was devoted to her family and friends, always offering a warm welcome with plenty of good homecooking. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nanâ&#x20AC;? was happiest preparing and cooking a big meal for her guests with time to listen to their stories or play games after the feast. She was the most caring and kind person we have known. We will truly miss her.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Stanford Place Care Campus for the kindness and care shown to Mom. A celebration of life will take place at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, November 12, 2011 at St. Stephenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s United Church, 150 Village Way, Qualicum Beach, B.C. V9K 1L1

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NEW WASHER, Stainless steel tub, paid $650, asking $225. Call 250-228-4272

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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.

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

PETS 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

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

PAINTING A STROKE ABOVE Painting. Commercial & Residential. Interior/Exterior. WCB, liability insurance. All jobs warranted. See what we can do! Dave 250-248-0335, 250-240-2310.

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1040 BELLEVUE ROAD Parksville 250-248-8251

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250-954-5704 ESTATE SALES FINE POINT ANTIQUES ESTATE SALE PORT ALBERNI, BC THREE DAY (executive water front) 8806 Stirling Arm Dr. (Sprout Lake) Fri. Nov. 4th:11:00 to 8:00 pm Sat. Nov. 5th:9:00 to 6:00 pm Sun. Nov.6th:9:00 to 5:00 pm Check our website for Directions & pictures of items available at: www.finepointantiques.com Follow the directional signs & please park in the designated area. FEATURED ITEMS: Classic 1960 “Uniflite” 24 ft. Cabin Cruiser, high quality (circa 1950’s) “Vilas” maple furniture, “Georgian” stemware, “Waterford” crystal, original 18th century oil painting, hand crafted model boats, designer evening gowns, lawn movers, power washer, garden tools, small appliances, garden ornaments & furniture, barbecue, fishing gear, gazebo, beds... Contents of house (everything goes!) too many other items to list!

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PARKSVILLE- 781 Gaetjen St. Moving Sale. Sat, Nov 5, 8:30am-2pm. Household, tools, garden items, books, furniture and much more.

QUALICUM BEACH, 144 Fourth Ave. Nov. 5 & 6, 8am 4pm,Our garage is a Christmas stocking, a Santa warehouse of useful, interesting and unusual gifts ready to wrap: antiques, collectibles, furniture, one-of-a-kind items and everyday things for home, shop & garden. Vintage chiming clocks; fishing gear, hockey, sports collectibles; modern and vintage tools, native art; good-read and collectible books; vintage original paintings and prints; 1930s-1940s Koloman Bokross violin; military; dolls, toys; quilter’s featherweight; china; a rare Thomas Walker Cherub III Log; camera, lenses; as-new Evolution walker. HALF PRICE SUNDAY!!! Rain, shine, or snow...HO!HO!HO!!!

PARKSVILLE- 225 Stanford Ave West, Sat, Nov 5, 8:30am-12:30pm. Moving Sale! Everything must go! Furniture, clothing, baby & kid’s clothing+ toys, appls, tools, yard stuff. 1984 Ford F150. PARKSVILLE, 752 Soriel Rd. Nov 5 (8:30-4). Light laminate oak flooring, 5 drawer desk & chair, lrg xmas outdoor blowups, 2 kitchen table & chair sets, dressers, 19 cubic black fridge, trailer hitch (Windstar Van), love seat & much more. QUALICUM, 350 Garrett Rd., Sat Nov 5. (9-2). Dining chairs, closet shelving, linens, etc.

PARKSVILLE, (Craig Bay) 1236 Gabriola Dr. Nov 5 (1-5). Quality & designer label womans clothing. Size 14 & 16 Medium Classical Top Coats. All like new. Must sell. PARKSVILLE MOVING SALE- 180 McKinnon St, Sat, Nov 5, 8am-12pm. Furniture, CD’s, books, dishes, hair products & miscellaneous. QUALICUM BEACH, 265 Hoylake Rd. W. Sat. Nov. 5th & Sun. Nov. 6th., 9am - 3pm. Moving Sale, Furniture, electronics, antiques, pictures, music boxes, xmas deco’s, & bicycles. Rain or Shine!!

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

250-752-5233.

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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.

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

ERRINGTON- 2 bdrm modular home. Horses & pets welcome. $700/mo. 250-248-4809 RENT OR Rent to Own RV’s in Coombs or Errington. Starting at $400. RV pads, $375 includes wi-fi & cable. Possible P/T handyman work. Call (250)954-1355.

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

NORTH VANCOUVER. NEWLY renovated/Fully Furnished 1bd/1ba located on Lonsdale Avenue, Lower Lonsdale, close to schools and metro stations, short/long term stay. Utilities includes Electric, Gas, Heat, Water, On-site laundry, Parking. $575/mo utilities inclusive. accurateted@yahoo.com for pics and arrangement.

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DOWNTOWN QUALICUM, beautiful 1 bdrm. Steps to all amenities. F/P, balcony, insuite W/D. Extra storage area. N/S, small pet OK. $785. + util. Call 250-937-7765

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

HILLIERS 2-BDRM apt. NS/NP. Refs req’d. $650. + utils. Avail now (250)468-2742

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OCEAN SANDS RESORT on Rathtrevor Beach. Fully furnished 2 bdrm condos includes utilities, cable, phone and internet. Available Now. $1100/mo. (250) 954-0662 .

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

4-BDRM. QUALICUM Beach. Close to town & park. Freshly renovated throughout. Fenced backyard. NS/NP. Excellent ref’s req’d. $1300./mo. Home (250)931-7207 or cell (250)927-7774.

PARKSVILLE. LARGE 2bdrm. Newly reno’d, ocean view. $800 mo incls hot water. NP/NS. Avail Nov. 1. (250)752-6585 (250)240-0070.

BOWSER- NEWLY renovated 1/2 duplex, bright 2 bdrm, 4 appls, on 1 acre. Refs req’d. NS/NP. $800/mo. Call 250927-1234. Available Nov. 1.

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

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PARKSVILLE APT- 2 bdrms, grd flr, patio, quiet 4-plex, F/S, D/W, free laundry. 1 yr lease. $825. 250-927-0287. QUALICUM 1 BDRM apt w/ocean view, parking at the door. F/S. $700 inclds utils. Avail Dec 1. 250-752-3333.

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. $1250 mo. Call 250-586-1100. QUALICUM BEACH (Downtown)- 1000sf, 2bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appls, lrg living rm & deck, $900. Avail now. 1 year lease. N/S. 2 refs. 250-240-0549, 250-752-3241, 250-752-7904. QUALICUM BEACH- (downtown) 1 bdrm condo, top flr, 5 appls. Long term preferred. Available Dec 1. $700.+ utils. NS/NS. 250-752-1583.

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MOBILE HOMES & PADS 1200 SQ.FT. 3 bdrm, sunken family room, dining rm, wood stove, W/D, D/W, priv. patio, peaceful setting. Minutes to QB Parksville in Coombs, $950./mo. (250)951-9962. CENTRALLY LOCATED- 2 bdrm, 2 bath mobile home, 5 appls, lrg deck, storage shed, on acreage. Avail Dec 1. NS/NP. $850. (250)240-4175. COOMBS RV for rent- private pad on private property. $500 hydro/cable incld. Pet? Avail Immed. (250)248-9212. HILLIERS: 2-BR mobile, $750/mo, can be part furn, covered deck, pets nego., 5 appl’s. RV parking, ref req. Call 250-752-6339. WHISKEY CREEK- completely reno’d inside/out mobile, 2 bdrm wood stove. Shared acreage, long term. No dogs. $800 Avail. now. Possible P/T handyman work. (250)9541355.

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2 BDRM near Parks. shed appliances wood stove As new N/S, no dogs. Avail now. $925/mo 248-5108 BOWSER 1BDRM Cabin $700. + utils. Nov. 1st. Pet on approval. N/S, (250)228-4145. COUNTRY CHARMER North Qualicum 1 bdrm new, spotless, detached 800 sq. ft., Deck, 5 appl. N/S N/P ref’s.req’d. Sat. TV $700/mo Shared property 250-752-6041 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. $850./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. ERRINGTON- $650/mo, RV style home. 28’ 5th wheel trailer, full hook-up, hydro, propane, TV & laundry included Pool & hot tub in season. Call (250)954-5626. FRENCH CREEK/QUALICUM Great location on quiet street next to Chartwell, 3-4 bdrm, 2 bath, all appls incl. laundry, fully fenced yard, grdn areas, storage shed, pets ok on approval. N/S $1500 + utils.One year renewable lease, avail immed. 250-954-2254 MORNINGSTAR Golf course, 5 bdrm, 4 bath, 5 appli’s, close to schools, N/S, small pets ok, Avail now, $1650 p/m. + utils. Call 250-248-8966 NANOOSE: 2 bdrm cottage, Beachcomber. $975/mo, avail Dec. 1st. Dave (250)468-9811 NANOOSE BAY (Beachcomber), 3 bdrm house, 2 bath, carport, large deck, F/P, all appls, pets neg, avail immed, $1150 mo. Call 250-821-0778. RENOVATED 3 bdrm home in Parksville. Close to town. $1300./mo Call 250-954-7088.

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OCEANFRONT Beachcomber Nanoose- Furnished or Unfurnished 1 bdrm cottage walk on beach, wood F/P, laminate floors. Kayak, fish, golf. $800/mo. Please call 1(604)929-6905. PARKSVILLE: 2 bdrm +den, 1.5 bath, 6 appl’s, lrg garage, fenced, N/S, small dog ok. $1300+ elec. 250-821-6912. PARKSVILLE: 3 bdrm rancher, 1.5 bath, gas fp, 3 appl’s, $1200 util’s incld’d. Avail. Dec. 1st. Call 1 (604)929-1345. PARKSVILLE: GROUND lvl basement suite, 2 bdrm, open space, bright kitchen & living room. Walking distance to all ammens., NS/NP. $700 + 1/2 util’s. Kevin 250-248-7683 or Ed or Jen at 604-856-0130. 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 immed, $1050 mo. 778-424-3035. QUALICUM BEACH. OCEANFRONT home. 4 beds & 4 bath fully furnished available Nov. 1st, 2011 till April 30th, 2012. Visit www.georgiabeachhouse.ca and call 905335-2378 QUALICUM BEACH, Ocean view home, Walking distance to town, Avail. Dec. 1st, $1500/mo. 250-954-7088. QUALICUM, OCEANVIEW 3 bdrm, 3bath home. Available Feb. 1/12 to Mar 15/12. N/S, N/P. Call 250-752-3559 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.

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

SAN PARIEL, Parksville. 2-3 bdrm, 2 bath rancher. 5 appls, fenced yard, quiet cul-de-sac. NS/NP. $1300./mo. Avail. Nov. 15th. (250)954-3474. WATERFRONT HOME Nanoose- furnished, 6 appls, hot tub, F/P, NP/NS. Now to April 30th, 2012. $1400.+ oil & hydro. Phone, cable, internet incld. Refs req’d. Call 604985-2420 or 604-626-5626. WATERFRONT COLUMBIA beach area. Fabulous view 3 bdrm, 2-1/2 bath, 6 appls, dbl garage. Lease avail. $1500. 250-334-3126, 250-218-3162.

OFFICE/RETAIL 868 SQ.FT. Retail space for lease at great location on Craig St., downtown Parksville. $800./mo. + triple nets and hst. Call (250)248-8778 or (250)248-3655 to view, or (250)248-3142 for further queries. OFFICE COMPLEX. 162 sq.ft. Washrooms, kitchen, parking. Immediate. (250)248-2295.

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

SHOP & OFFICE Space for rent. 1272 sq.ft. plus bonus storage area of 400 sq.ft. Behind Qualicum Pharmasave on separate property with compound and parking. Available Feb. 2012. $1150. per month + utils. Call (250)752-9892.

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COOMBS: RV site. Small adult park, $375 + hydro (year round), incls cable & storage. (250)586-1372.

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STORAGE MINI STORAGE. Large 10x12 ft. units $60. Short or long term. Immed. (250)248-2295.

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.

DASHWOOD, 2 bdrm, N/S, free cable/internet, carport, new appls, woodstove, on 2 acres. Very clean, a must see! Avail Now, $900 + shared hydro. Call 250-752-4641. PARKSVILLE/ERRINGTON: 1 bdrm lower, on 1 half acre, Avail now, $750/mo, hydro incl, view Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm, call 250-947-9666. PARKSVILLE, FURN’D level entry, 1329 sq ft, lrg, bright 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appls, blocks from schools/library/beach, private fenced yard, utils incl’d, N/S, ref’s. Avail immed, $975 mo. Call 778-424-3035.

QUALICUM. 1-BR furnished, self-contained suite. Very nice, quiet. $750 incl. hydro. Small pet ok, n/s. 250-752-5971.

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SPORTS Kondors soccer team nearly grounded KSS survives North Islands to play in wildcard match By JAMES CLARKE PQ NEWS SPORTS Home field wasn’t much of an advantage for the Kondors this week as the local lads of AA senior boys soccer almost had their wings clipped down at Qualicum Beach Rec Fields. In action and hosts of the AA boys North Island finals and looking for a top four finish and berth in the Island championships, Kwalikum Secondary School lost their opener 1-0 to the Carihi Tyees Tuesday. They bounced back that afternoon with a 7-1 rout of the John Barsby Bulldogs of Nanaimo. It was a listless KSS side that lost 6-nil Wednesday morning to a fast and tenacious Highland Raiders’ team, “but they upped their game when it counted,” pointed out one fan, to close out the tour-

ney with a 3-nil win and secure a spot in the wildcard game. In the morning game, the Raiders, ranked No. 1 from the North, came out flying and jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead, and when KSS suffered an unfortunate own-goal to go down 3-nil you could see their shoulders drop. Down but not out and needing a win against a surly squad of Shawnigan Lake Stags that afternoon to keep their season alive, the Kondors came through, 3-0. Will Beckingham staked KSS to a 1-nil lead in the opening minutes which is how it stood at the break. Ben Robson upped it to 2-0 early in the second half when he steamed in with a defender on his back and beat the charging keeper, and Connal Spencer nailed down the win with time winding down. SEE

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OMB meeting this weekend Tom Burgess of Parksville shows off the award he recently received from the Greater Vancouver Motorsport Pioneers Society. JAMES CLARKE PHOTO

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remember it like it was yesterday,” he chuckled when asked how it felt taking his first checkered flag. The year was 1963 and he finished first out of a field of 30 at Vancouver’s Thunderbird Rally. “I was ecstatic, you sort of don’t believe you did it,” he

said smiling from ear to ear. He did it all right, and he would go on to do it again (and again, and again ...). Parksville resident and longtime rally car driver Tom Burgess was honoured by the Greater Vancouver Motorsport Pioneers Society at its 11th annual induction ceremony in Vancouver on Oct. 9, and last week THE NEWS finally caught up with the 70-year-old spark plug. “It’s kind of a long story,”

Tom laughed when asked how he got his start in rally racing, then explained he’d always been interested in cars from an early age, “and somehow I managed to convince my dad to buy me an MG to go to university with.” He says he was barely into his freshman year when he joined the UBC sports car club. That was 1959 and the club was active in rally racing. SEE

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There are, he explained, two types of rallies — there is the high profile Stage Rally’s where they close off sections of forestry roads of varying lengths and the fastest car through wins — each car has to have a driver and a co-driver/navigator. And with speeds reaching over 120 MPH, no wonder “we call it Formula 1 in the forest.” The last stage rally in B.C. was the Pacific Forest Rally out of Merritt held three weeks ago with a field of 30 cars. Tom was there as the senior steward representing the sanctioning body to make sure the rally “is safe and run by the rules.” That rally will be televised on TSN Nov. 8 at 10:30 a.m. “These things are run all over the world — there’s actually a World Rally Championships,” Tom explained, then confirmed. “I’ve been to several.” The other form of rally driving is Time Speed Distance, which he says “is more of a navigational exercise where you try to follow a specified route at a specified average speed.” The car closest to the pre-set target time

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Tom ran his last serious national event in 1997. He tops the list of over 100 names on page B-80 in the official Rally Rule Book of Canada for most points accumulated over a career. Wife Ann of 38 years was away for her job on the cruise ships and couldn’t attend the latest induction, but knows the sport well. “We met at a rally,” she smiled, and Tom points out she used to do publicity work for his teams, “in fact she got us on Canada AM when we were at our peak. Born and raised in Chilliwack, Tom moved to the Island when he retired in 2002 after a long career as a chemical engineer. In 1998 he was inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame.

The way the story goes is the couple was living in Atlanta at the time where Ann had a travel-related talk show on one of the radio stations, and it was there, while driving to work one morning, that Tom first heard about his induction. “He was so steamed, ‘why didn’t you tell me before,’ he said later,” laughed Ann. “He was a very good driver and very enthusiastic about what he did, and very accurate,” Taisto (pronounced Tysto), who moved to Canada from Finland with his family in 1970, said from his home in Hope Thursday, pointing out the two of them logged a lot of road trips together. “He’s good guy — good jokes ... we had a lot of really good laughs.”

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Kondors trying the back door route The Kondors travel to Victoria today (Friday) for a wildcard game against the Esquimalt Dockers with the winner securing the final berth in the eight-team Island finals slated for Nov. 8-9 at St. Michaels University School in Victoria. “It didn’t got according to plan, but we’re still alive ... that’s the optimistic way of looking at things,” KSS coach Butch Gayton said Thursday. Gayton and the KSS junior boys soccer team are in Campbell River Thursday and Friday for the eight-team Island championships.

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Tribute to love of her life VIO’s Tatiana Vasilieva recently lost her husband, but the show must go on By BRENDA GOUGH NEWS REPORTER

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anadian opera legend Tatiana Vasilieva will be presenting The Elixir of Love this weekend despite a deep personal loss. The woman who is the driving force behind the Vancouver Island Opera has announced that her beloved husband died on Saturday, Oct. 29. Nicholas Maloff had been in palliative care at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for five days before he died from a massive stroke. The 74-year-old retired professor had suffered a stroke three years earlier and Vasilieva said he was quite well physically but it affected his optic nerve. She said he was too young to go and their son Nikolai and daughter Natasha were at his bedside in the hospital. “We shared our grief. Thank God he did not suffer too long.” The death has been devastating for Vasilieva and came just one week before she was to present L’Elisir d’Amore at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. Vasilieva is the producer of The Elixir of Love and despite her grief and sadness she said the show this weekend will go on. “It is what he would have wanted. He loved the music so much. He said the music was so beautiful and please do it … so I will present the opera in his memory.”

VIO has put on some excellent performances, including Carmen (pictured) in 2008. Despite personal tragedy, this month’s L’Elistir d’Amore will still go on. The producer admitted she is devastated but there are good people helping her with the production of the opera and keeping busy will help keep her mind off the empty feeling she has of missing someone so close to her. Vasilieva has enjoyed a long and renowned opera career. When she was about 18 years old she and her family left their homeland of Yugoslavia and moved to Italy and by age 20 she started her opera career and spent 10 years in Italy studying the very difficult and demanding art form. Those 10 years were very

exciting for Vasilieva but with her parents and brother living in Canada, she was swayed into leaving Italy. She moved to Canada which had little to offer in the way of opera at the time and she struggled to learn English and find a venue for her talent. Then she met Nicholas Maloff at a Russian Church in Toronto and the romantic tale of their life together could easily be the script for the operas she has not only performed in but directed as well. “He was the love of my life.” She said she met him

when he was a conductor and he needed a soloist. “I auditioned and the rest is history.” Her husband, who taught Russian literature and music, was Vasilieva’s biggest fan. “I went to rehearsal on Sunday. Nicholas gave me the strength. It went beautiful and I want to do the show for him.” The comic opera composed by the Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti, is a tale of romance, larceny, war and love potions. Vasilieva said the opera has glorious music and singing and should appeal to a wide audience. It is the eighth full length feature production of the opera and Vasilieva, who founded the VIO 11 years ago to provide opportunities for local talent to participate in operatic productions, said the community has shown its appreciation for what they do and she hopes they will come out this weekend and continue to support the art form. There are two performances at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2:30 p.m. that will include a full orchestra. Tickets are available at Cranky Dog Music in Parksville, Chocolates Plus in Qualicum Beach and at Tom Lee Music in Nanaimo. Vasilieva said there will be a celebration of life for her husband in the near future.

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Band has seven CDs under their belt He said in St. John’s they are home town heroes and for good reason. “They are as authentic as you can get. I take personal interest in the group because of the calibre of the people,” stated Ditrich. The band formed 15 years ago when Mark Hiscock and Chris Andrews were double booked at a small pub in St. John’s. Rather than cancel one performer, the owner suggested they play together and so was born Shanneyganock. Joined by long-time bassist Bob Pike, and Billy Sutton on drums, the group has since charmed many through their stirring ballads, powerful shanties, and rib-rattling jigs and reels. In St. John’s musical circles Hiscock has been recognized as a master of the button accordion and a professional folk singer and folk musician since he was in elementary school. Andrews started his first band while still wearing a uniform too, and his burly voice and muscular guitar playing have anchored many a stage ever since. Their seven CDs have been featured on Home Brew compilations, Warner Record’s Atlantic Standard’s compilation and “Ed’s Up” on OLN Network with The Barenaked Ladies. 2007 marked four Music New-

foundland and Labrador award wins for the group including Entertainers of the Year. Their newest album, Vol. VII, again won the boys the prestigious, Entertainers of the Year at the 2009 Music NL awards. The band just released their eighth album, Live on George Street, with a DVD to be released around Christmas. Ditrich said a show like this one will be very intimate, extremely rare and a lot of fun. Andrews said it has been a while since they have been to the Island and he noted that Vancouver Island often gets ignored when talking about cross Canada tours much like Newfoundland. “They always say Vancouver to Halifax … cross Canada. What they should be saying is Vancouver Island to Newfoundland.” Ditrich said their folk songs with traditional button accordion, mandolin and banjo are delivered with a joyful charm that has got to be seen to be fully appreciated. “We write and play what we know. It comes from our lives and from our experiences,” said Andrews. Tickets for the November 5 show are $12.50 in advance and can be purchased at Cranky Dog Music in Parksville. Tickets are $15 at the door.

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Area photogs capture a day in the life of QB By BRENDA GOUGH NEWS REPORTER

they will have an opportunity to meet the photographers as well as members of the town council. TOSH is located at 122 Fern

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CORRINE JAMES ... marking the town’s anniversary with exhibit Bieber-Weir, members of the Oceanside Photographers Club, members of the Probus Club, student Geoffrey Campbell as well as all of the members of TOSH. Some of the photos the participants snapped are of local icons that are well known to visitors and others are of the citizens who live and

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work in the town. James said the images include a little bit of everything. There are animals, artists and ordinary people just going about their business in Qualicum Beach from the beach to the hills. “This exhibition is based on the coffee table books we see about Canada, Australia, Hawaii, Japan, etc., that offer multiple photographic impressions recorded on a single day,” she added. “What makes it interesting is that everybody has a different photograph and when you put them together it gives a great profile of Qualicum Beach.” She stated 2012 is a year of special celebration for the

community and the work will celebrate 25 years of bringing the best of the arts to the mid-island region and the school house building that is home to the Arts Centre will be 100 years old. Most of the images submitted have been used for a 2012 calendar, which is being sold for $10 a copy as fundraiser for TOSH. All of the photographs are for sale and will be on display

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The public is invited to an exhibition of images on display at The Old School House Arts Centre (TOSH) that portray the folks who live and work in Qualicum Beach going about their day to day business. A Day in the Life of Qualicum Beach is an exhibition of photography by professionals and amateurs that celebrates the town’s 70 years of incorporation. TOSH executive director Corrine James said they decided to commemorate the town’s anniversary with a special Qualicum Beach calendar and exhibition of photographs taken in the area. She said they chose the Summer Solstice, June 21, 2011 for the day on which the photographs would be taken. “As the first day of summer it was a significant day, and, yet, as another Tuesday in Qualicum Beach it was not a particularly significant day.” She said they asked a wide range of photographers — from well-known artists to hobbyists — to submit their top photos of Qualicum Beach and invitations were sent to Chris Carter, Paul Kyba, Don Emerson, Rick Marotz, Wayne Buhr, Dave Graham, Brian Argyle, Lynn

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Fall Fair Acknowledgements 2011 Knox United Church, Parksville, wishes to thank the following individuals and companies for the generous support which they extended toward the recent very successful 7th Annual Fall Fair.

Ballenas High School BFI Waste & Recycling Services Body Works Buckshot Books Budget Rental Trucks - Jake Traber Chemainus Theatre City of Parksville Close To You Ladies’ Wear Complements Home Décor Cormie’s Market, Parksville Costco Nanaimo Courtyard Café & Patio Crafts by Design Dairy Queen, Parksville – Brent Hook Dave Graham – “The Beach” Radio Donna Budd Photographer Eagle Landing B&B Echo Valley Farms Englishman River Gallery - Don Cameron Expressions Hair Salon Fair Entertainers – Gerry Barnum, Judith Walker, Rainbow Stew Cloggers, Second Wind Trio, Les Wheaton Fairwinds Golf Course French Creek Marine Pub French Creek Seafood Gemini Farm Ltd. Home Hardware, Parksville KenDor Nursery Kingsley Trucking Kit & Kaboodle Trading Co

Kiwanis Club PV/QB Lordco Auto Supplies on Looking Good Hair Salon Louise’s Hair Studio My Girlfriend’s Closet Pacific Framing Parksville Beauty Salon Parksville Chrysler Parksville Community Centre Parksville Jewelers – Rob Liddicoat Parksville Museum Patrick Nicholson – “The Lounge” Radio Petal & Kettle Pharmasave, Parksville PQB News – Barb Giles, Brenda Gough Remax - Parksville & Qualicum Beach Rotary Club, Parksville Saheli Boutique Save-On-Foods, Parksville - Produce Dept. Save-On-Foods, Parksville – Maurice, Rick, Cheryl & Richard Silver Meadow Farms Ltd. Smithfords St. Stephen’s United Church, QB Ted Jolda Glass Blower Thrifty Foods Touchless Car Wash, Nanaimo Trudi Hodges What’s Cooking Wheelhouse Café Winchelsea Elementary School

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THE SILENT KILLER INFORMATION SESSION November 15, 2011 • PARKSVILLE LEGION BRANCH 49 1:30 - 3 pm, doors open at 1 pm THE CANADIAN SOCIETY FOR ASBESTOS VICTIMS (CanSAV.ca) a non-profit society committed to providing support, advocacy and outreach presents AN INFORMATION SESSION FOR FAMILIES IMPACTED BY ASBESTOS RELATED DISEASES.

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Island Arts Expo is in Qualicum Bay By BRENDA GOUGH NEWS REPORTER Budding artists and those who appreciate art will be inspired this weekend as the Island Arts Expo welcomes some world renowned artists to exhibit and to teach. This is the third year for the Island Arts Expo, conceived and sponsored by Susan Schaefer owner of Young at Art Studios and publisher of the Island Arts Magazine. This year’s event is being held Nov. 5 and 6 at the Lighthouse Community Centre in Qualicum Bay and there is an impressive line-up of presenters.

Schaefer said 27 artists will have their work on display and 11 workshops are being offered to the public. Some of the workshops include Grant Leier and Nixie Barton of Barton Leier Galleries demonstrating stamping, gold leafing, encaustic on wood and more. Their workshop on Saturday from noon to 1:30 p.m. is called Mixed Media and a brief Introduction to Encaustics, and while the dynamic demonstration will showcase their artistic techniques, the pair said it will also be fun. Leier and Barton have been educating

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A painting from the Leier Gallery. and entertaining artists of all abilities in workshops at Painters Lodge for 17 years and this will be the first workshop at the Island Arts Expo. Barton and Leier have two totally different approaches and said people really enjoy their classes and should find this weekend’s workshop very interesting. Leier will demo the build up of borders and layering of colour with acrylic and gold leaf embellishments and said his students will see how simple gold leaf can be. Barton will get people excited about working in wax by

demonstrating the ancient technique of encaustic on wood. She said it is a 4,000 yearold ancient technique that is becoming more and more popular. “People really seem to like it. It’s a long process but I will show them how to get started,” said Barton, who added they take turns showing all aspects of their art form. “I will show them everything I know. We are an open book. We share everything. No trade secrets are withheld,” admitted Barton. Award winning painter Brian Buckrell will show how he

starts his paintings and Grant Fuller will discuss some of the tools used to make money with your art. Entrance to the expo is by donation to the Bowser Food Bank. Last year the EXPO raised 39 bags of groceries and just under $1,300 for the Bowser Food Bank. Raffle draws will be held throughout the weekend with $3,500 in prizes donated by local businesses and artists. Grand prizes of original paintings by Brian Buckrell and Grant Leier will be drawn at 3:30 pm Saturday and Sunday respectively. The Island Arts Expo goes Nov. 5 and 6 at the Lighthouse Community Centre, 240 Lions Way, Qualicum Bay, BC. Hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. For a complete list of exhibitors, sponsors and workshops visit the website at http:// islandartsexpo.ca.

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758 ARROWSMITH WAY MORNINGSTAR • Entertainer’s Delight at an Amazing Price • 2006 built Great Room concept with Gourmet Kitchen Visit www.johnmilroy.com for more info

#121-730 BARCLAY CRESCENT S.

791 FLETCHER AVENUE, PARKSVILLE

• Quail’s Landing patio home • Excellent floor plan and finishes • Heat pump; oversized double garage

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$425,000

Gary Neufeld

Energy efficient, 2007 built, deluxe rancher. Hardwood & Ceramic tile floors, spacious 9 ft ceilings. Hardi-plank siding, fibreglass shingle roof, fully irrigated RV parking w/sani-dump & short 5 min. stroll to the beach

John Milroy

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365 CLARKSON PLACE, PARKSVILLE • 8 yr old, 3 bed/2 bath rancher on crawl • 1621 sqft, beautiful move-in condition • Triple garage, RV parking w/sani-dump • Fully sprinklered lawns/gardens, great location

$369,000

John Milroy

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1702 BRENTWOOD STREET • 2bed/2bath with bonus loft den/office • Classy California shutters on all windows • Popular Texada model on quiet no-thru access • Lifestyle premiere at the Bay!

$429,000

Jill Tuggle

ENGLISHMAN RIVER ESTATES 6 Bedroom home with all the luxury finishing you seek, this premier equestrian property includes new 4-stall barn with artist’s loft, pond, vineyard, paddocks and is fully fenced.

PATIO HOME PERFECT

• Walk to Wembley Mall • Two bedroom two bathrooms • Eating area in kitchen plus formal dining • Sunny fenced patio

Sue Tompkins/John Barnum $242,900

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Jim/Margo Hoffman

• over 5200 sq. ft. of custom construction • 5 bedrooms, 4 baths plus separate suite • steel beams, concrete counters and more • 2.64 acres, one of a kind luxury

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6569 PELICAN WAY

• Great house - Great location! • 3 beds, 2 baths up, 1600 sq. ft. • Full 1 bedroom inlaw suite down + rec room • Private back yards & garden off rear sundeck • Shopping at Woodgrove only minutes away

Call Betsy/Fran

2890 OLYMPIC ROAD

• 1750sft home with 5 bedrooms • Separate in law suite • Huge detached workshop • Versatile 2.68 acres

$599,000

Joanne Ferreiro

$989,000

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$549,000

$1,149,000

Aaron Nicklen

$379,900

Betsy/Fran

This .35 acre lot has lovely ocean and coastal mountain views. Quiet no thru street. Easy build, septic plan available. Close to Fairwinds Golf and Marina.

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$318,500

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Net $759,000 (InclHST) Aaron Nicklen

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PRIVACY YET CLOSE TO TOWN & BEACH! • Half acre fenced and landscaped • Beautifully kept crawlspace home with new kitchen • Double garage with room for shop • Walk to waterfront park and spa!

$279,000

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QUIET CUL-DE-SAC LOCATION

• Three bedroom two bathroom home • Beautiful hardwood floors • Party size exposed aggregate patio • RV parking with sani dump - hot tub stays!

NEW LISTING OCEAN VIEW LOT IN NANOOSE

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Aaron Nicklen

call kevin clayton

$441,900

Betsy/Fran

ESTATE SALE REDUCTION! • Exceptional value for almost 1500 sq. ft. • Bright and clean in gated community • 5 appliances, fireplace • Immediate possession

$225,000

Jill Tuggle

878 JONES STREET • 2,156 sqft, 3 beds, 4 baths • Separate studio/suite • In the heart of Qualicum Village • Private lot, close to all amenities

$489,000

Louise Roy

PARKSVILLE PATIO HOME-NOW $173,000

907 MCFEELY DRIVE • Walk-on waterfront • Ocean & mountain views • Contemporary interior upgrades • Close to all amenities

$1,050,000

Ian Mackay

275 JENSEN W AVE. PARKSVILLE • • • •

1411 sqft professionally renovated rancher New siding, roof, wiring, insulation & drywall New flooring, kitchen, bathroom and granite countertops New stove, fridge, dishwasher, washer & dryer

New Price $314,900

#9-219 BAGSHAW STREET

In sparkling , move in condition and quick occupancy for the 2 bedroom, 890 sq. ft end unit. New dishwasher and new laminate floors in master. Quiet complex, 55+ no pets, no rentals.

• 1095 sqft, 2 bed 2 bath, recently renovated patio home • Newer hardwood floors, carpets, window coverings, stove & toilet • Corner unit, communal gardens and guest accommodations • Easy walk to shopping, services and beach

John Milroy $169,000

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See www.carolefulton.com for #50-120 Finholm Street • Carole Fulton


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BRIAN WEIGHTMAN In the Journey of life There is no place like home

COUNTRY LIVING QUALICUM Parksville 250-248-4321 1-800-224-5838 grm98@shaw.ca

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OPEN HOUSE • SAT NOV 5 • 1-4PM SURROUNDED BY NATURAL BEAUTY

$489,000

-Updated 2204 sqft 3 bedroom/3 bath on .27 acres in a quiet cul-de-sac -New hardwood floors, ocean viewpoint, plenty of storage, security syst -Updated kitchen w/ granite counter tops, family room w/2-sided gas FP -Fenced garden area, new roof, near rec cntr, walking trails, golf course PERFECT HOME, PERFECT LOCATION

$539,000

PARKSVILLE PATIO HOME

PARKSVILLE TOWNHOME

-Light & bright 1420 sqft one level home in popular Shoreline complex -The open plan living room /dining area /kitchen features gas fireplace -2 large bedrooms and 2 large baths, spacious kitchen w/oak cabinets -SW facing patio with views to pond, beach access /amenities closeby

-Cute and cozy 934 sqft 2 bedrm /1 bath home in Cedar Lane complex -Open plan living /dining room with doors to a nice covered back patio -Affordability for first time buyers, young families, or for empty nesters -Exterior freshly painted, pets OK, rentable, walk to amenities & beach

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875 Fishermans Circle, French Creek $369,000 • Detached 480 sq ft fully finished studio • Super private fully landscaped back yard • Property backs onto Morningstar Creek

#5-1700 Alberni Hwy, Errington $199,900 • Unsurpassed first class finishings, dream Kitchen & baths • Detached insulated, wired 10x20 workshop • New home warranty (built in 2009) RV parking • 250 square foot covered deck

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12-3100 Rinvold Road, Whiskey Creek $44,900

Rupert Road, Qualicum Beach $999,000

• Significant Energy savings built into the home construction • State -of-the-art ecological design features utilized • “Power Smart” with a 2-5-10 warranty. Nothing compares!

• 2 bdrm open floor plan with vaulted ceilings • 1996 modular with natural gas forced air furnace • No age or rental restrictions

• 35.5 acre property • Great private acreage • 2 minutes to Downtown Qualicum Beach

#17-460 Schley Place, Qualicum Beach $324,900

Claymore Road, Qualicum Beach $1,087,500

585 Forsyth Avenue, Parksville $289,900

• Elegant living in lovely patio home • Bright and open living areas • Maintenance free living

• 10.5 acre property - 5 & 5.5 acre lots • Recently adopted into the Official Community Plan for a primarily residential development

• Completely updated kitchen, floors, bathroom and windows. Detached workshop • Fully fenced with plenty of RV parking

T. . FOP Q S SH 28 RK 4 O 1 W 262 Fern Road East, Qualicum Beach $719,900 • 42 x 34 workshop with 12 foot ceilings and 200 amp service • Completely updated 2200 sq ft home with in-law suite • 2.65 acres in the heart of Qualicum Beach!

886 Royal Dornoch Drive, Eaglecrest $429,000

835 Kasba Circle, French Creek $169,000

• Located on quiet street with good ocean views • Large paved RV parking area • One block to Eaglecrest Golf Course

• Great retirement or first time home owners • Wonderfully updated kitchen • Paved driveway with RV parking • Spectacular yard, plum, apple & cherry trees

Gaetjen Street Building Lot, Parksville $199,900 • Ocean View lot from 2 storey • .16 Acre (7000+/- square feet) • No HST


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Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty Independently Owned & Operated

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16-120 Finholm St, Parksville

#228 –2465 Apollo Drive Upgraded with heat pump, new siding, new thermo windows & blinds. Updated bathroom, toilets, etc. Freshly painted. Covered patio facing private fenced yard with trees, shrubs & Perennials. Move in ready….adult park across from Redgap Shopping center.

• End unit, lots of windows and skylights • 2 bedrooms, wood flooring throughout, lots of storage • Quiet complex, RV parking available, close to town

If interested call Cat McA

Call Todd Starkey

$124,900

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$169,900

Lakefront Lots on Horne Lake Lot 54 - Cave Road ........................................................$248,000 Lot 410 - Cave Road........................................................$271,000 Lot 234 - Sunset Terrace ............................................... $215,000 Lot 237 - Sunset Terrace ............................................... $232,000 Lot 415 - Shady Lane ..................................................... $263,000 Lot 392 - South Lake Road ............................................$229,000 Lot 403 - Cave Road ...................................................... $272,000

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#207 - 1165 Resort Drive, Parksville • Ocean Sands resort condo • Stunning ocean front condo overlooking Rathtrevor beach • Love a spectacular ocean view then this 2 bedroom fully furnished condo is waiting for you

Call Marianne Keilty

$299,900

821 Edgeware Avenue, Parksville

1045 Matuka Drive in River’s Edge

SPACIOUS PARKSVILLE RANCHER!

IMMACULATE, BRIGHT, SPACIOUS RANCHER ON CRAWLSPACE!

Opportunity Knocks! Newly subdivided 2.5 acre lot in River’s Edge sitting high with distant ocean & mountain views. Bright, sunny, and lightly treed this lot is only just available. Two horses are allowed & reserved riding trails boarder one side. Fairly level with a new septic system already installed & approved this lot is ready to build on.

• 3 bedroom, two bath home on quiet cul-de-sac • Walk to Thrifty Foods, QF and shopping • Very nice 60’ x 110’ lot • See www.PatriciaKorbin.com for all the facts and photos

Call Patricia Korbin

$299,900

481 Balsam Street, Qualicum Beach

634 Cedar Street • Immaculate 1 1/2 storey home has no wasted space • Family room just off the kitchen & opens to very private covered deck and backyard • The bedrooms are spacious and all are located upstairs

Call Ohs & McLane

$359,900

• A most beautiful home in Adult 55+ Wembley Place • Exceptionally bright with two bedrooms and family room • Double garage, pets welcome, walk to shopping • See www.PatriciaKorbin.com for all the facts and photos

Call Patricia Korbin

$315,900

• 1800 sq ft 3 bed / 3 bath Rancher • 8 year old roof / 3 year old heat pump • 30 x 24 external shop (power / heat / water) • Private almost third of an acre on Grandon Creek

Call John Sedgwick-Hall

$390,000

If interested call Cat McA

443 Pioneer Crescent, Parksville

1029 Cardinal Way

Call Ken Caley

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$436,600

925 Fishermans Circle

757 Anson Place, Parksville • $399,900

• Beautiful 2521 sq ft • 3 bed/ 3 bath home in French Creek • Close to the Morningstar Golf Course!

Call Clinton Miller

$399,900

Windward rancher in Chartwell cul de sac, 3 bed 2 bath rancher with many upgrades, 2 heat pumps, huge covered patio and kept like new! Come to open house Sat. 1-3 @ 757 Anson Place.

Call Karen Roberts @ 250-248-7612

Call Marianne Keilty

$439,000

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3550 Hebert Road, Hilliers

354 Palm Drive, Qualicum Beach • 1904 sq.ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bath rancher on beautiful landscaped lot • Lots of upgrades: new flooring, paint, countertops, light fixtures, etc. • This home is a pleasure to show.

• This custom 3 bedroom 2 bath home sits on a beautiful 2.8 acre private treed lot • Engineered handwood floors, stainless steel appliances, fireplace, heat pump • New Home Warranty • Net HST included in purchase price

Call Marianne Keilty

Call Marianne Keilty

See pictures @ www.mariannekeilty.com

$439,000

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1701 Warn Way, Qualicum Beach www.CindyR.com to view new FLASH SLIDE SHOWS

• 2.15 acres, 2176 sq. ft., 4 bdrm/3 bth rancher • Chefs kitchen w/extras, floor to ceiling fireplace • Oversize master bdrm w/luxurious 5 pce ensuite • Overlooking waterfall and recirculating pond • Little Qualicum River Falls Park nearby!

Call Cindy Roberts

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• Beautiful estate size property in the heart of Parksville • 1370 sq. ft. 2 bedroom 2 bath home on landscaped lot • This picturesque property is one you will want to see See PICTURES@www.mariannekeilty.com

$349,900

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• 2870 sq ft walk out basement rancher • Totally redecorated with lots of new updates • Great room open floor plan with suite potential

$295,000

330 Meadowview Place, Parksville

OPEN HOUSE • Sat Nov 5 • 10-12pm

To view more photos & an interactive floor plan, visit www.ohsmclane.com

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Lot 89 Cave Road, Horne Lake • 504 sq.ft. lakefront cottage with southern exposure • Propane fridge, stove and walk heater • Level treed lot, sandy beach, large dock waiting for you More Listings - www.HorneLakeSales.com

$449,900

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702 Beach Road, Qualicum Beach

• Sought after location, 1/2 acre, beautiful grounds • 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2 rec rooms, B&B? • Well maintained, recent upgrades, detached workshop & RV parking

Call Todd Starkey

Call Todd Starkey

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992 Allenby Road Substantial Income producing property with nine rental units on three separately titled lots, this property is located very close in to Parksville. Great revenue - $5500 monthly. Cottages of Allenby.....Please, please! Do not disturb tenants! 9 Rental Units

If interested call Cat McA

$579,900

779 Canyon Crescent, Qualicum Beach

• Rarely available commercial property downtown Qualicum Beach • Commercial & residential components ( 1 bdrm renovated suite) • High visibility, 6000 sq. ft. lot, lane access, off street parking • Great tenant in place, better return than money in the bank!

$498,000

609 Beach Terrace, Qualicum Beach • Dan Galloway Design and Construction continues to build on their 30 year reputation of innovation and quality of construction • A stones throw to Qualicum Beaches sandy shore with manicured walking trails literally at your door • Elevated from the street the brand new 2600 sq ft home has an ocean view, 6’ crawlspace, granite counter tops and hardwood flooring

$524,900

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SE U 3 HO• 1N E N OP SU 781 Gaetjen Street

663 Meadow Drive • $689,900

• Spacious 3 bdrm/3 bath, 2474 Sq. Ft. home on 4.96 Acres • Dbl French door opening to deck w/panoramic OCEAN views • Top of the line stainless steel appliances in cook’s dream kitchen • Gleaming solid Maple & Birch Hardwood floors/fabulous floorplan!/Zoned for 2 homes

Your going to love this 5 year old 2734 sg ft 3 bedroom 3 bathroom with master on the main floor. Park your biggest RV behind the fence on this 11,928 sq ft lot.

Call Cindy Roberts

Call Ann McVey

Wonderful open floor plan, extensive use of hardwood and slate throughout. Chef’s kitchen w. cherry cabinets & granite counter tops. Lovely master bedroom with 5pce ensuite, 3 more bedrooms plus a TV room! Absolutely beautifully landscaped .36 acre lot has brick pizza oven, fireplace, pond and many levels of patio & entertaining areas.

1775 Warn Way, Qualicum Beach www.CindyR.com to view new FLASH SLIDE SHOWS

127 Alberni Highway Parksville 250-248-4321 • 1-800-224-5838

$579,900

679 Memorial Avenue Qualicum Beach 250-752-6926 • 1-800-224-5906

www.qualicumrealestate.com

$599,900

Call Karen Roberts @ 250-248-7612

#4-2451 Collins Crescent Red Gap Centre, Nanoose Bay 250-468-7626

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Vancouver Island Realty

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window coverings for a more a professional cleaning to modern feel. brighten up the room and clear any unwanted odors or stains. 2. Spa Sparkle If your carpet is blemished, A quick fixture change, a new try placing area rugs or large toilet seat and fresh accessories furniture over the worn spots. can be all you need to brighten up the bathroom. A fresh coat 5. Light Up Your Life of grout in the shower or maybe Breezy window coverings even a new pre-fabricated tub allow you to control how much can do wonders. natural lighting you’d like to let in, and a strategically 3. Ardent Appliances placed table lamp or a dramatic If new appliances aren’t in chandelier can add character, the budget, look to re-facing. while making your rooms Some appliance doors can just appear larger and more open. be flipped inside out for the opposite color, so all you need 6. Straighten Out Your is a screwdriver to update. You Storage can also request new fronts and Create space by utilizing closet tops from the manufacturer to organizers or wire and laminate create the streamlined look. shelving in the pantry, closet and garage. Purge some old 4. Machine Clean junk in a yard sale or donate to Spruce up neutral carpets with remove some clutter & make

the space look bigger. 7. Opportunity Knocks Choose a hearty piece of hardware for your front door that emphasizes sturdiness, and a bold color that says, “look at me!” Refinish the front door with a bright hue or faux finish for a refreshing first impression.

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School band art sale

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If you have some art work around your home and want to find it a new home, there is a group of music students looking for donations for their Art Through the Ages sale. The Springwood Middle School band is raising money to attend MusicFest Nationals in Ottawa in May 2012. The SMS Band, under the guidance of Dr. Donna Rathke, earned a gold standing at MusicFest Nationals in Richmond in May 2011. The ranking earned them an invitation to the 2012 nationals. The band now needs to raise approximately $50,000. Susan Lefeaux, on the art sale committee, said the sale will be held at Sunrise Ridge on Nov. 27 and will include music and high tea. She said they currently have about 50 pieces that have been promised or collected but they would like about 300. Lefeaux is

SMS band members are ready to sell off your donated art on Nov. 27 at Sunrise Ridge in Parksville.

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working on the art sale full time and said if someone has a donation she will gladly pick it up. All of the art work will be photographed and a catalogue will be posted on Lefeauxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Facebook page. If you would like to get a head start on your Christmas shopping check out the SMS Band art sale on Sunday, Nov. 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Sunrise Ridge. If you would like to donate some ready to place art, call Susan Lefeaux at 250-248-9171 or e-mail: lefeauxs@starhost.ca.

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QUALICUM BEACH â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Superb classical music from Vancouver is being presented at Music on Sunday at The Old School House arts centre (TOSH) Nov. 6 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. The duo of Christie Reside on flute and Terence Dawson on piano offer both a tangible on stage rapport and interpretations of repertoire recognizable as communicative, colourful and technically assured. Reside is currently the principal flute of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, a position she has held since 2004. Dawson began his formal studies in Eastern Canada with Lynn Johnson, Jamie Syer and Janet Hammock and continued graduate work at The University of British Columbia with Jane Coop. He holds a doctorate in piano Performance from UBC where he cur-

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Call local: 250-954-9694 Toll free: 1-877-954-9694

Heading South This Winter!

Ltd

Never Wax or Shave Again Hair Removal! Neverwith Wax OrLaser Shave Again BIKINI/ With Laser HairBRAZILIAN Removal! BIKINI & UNDERARM- $159/$189per treatment

Trailer

SKIN REJUVENATION GIVES A FLAWLESS COMPLEXION!

Satisfying our Clients for over 8 years!

SALES-PARTS-SERVICE

Expires: Nov. 30/11

Best prices on Vivier, Cellex-C, Laroche Posay, Celazome, Glo Mineral Makeup! www.skinlaserclinc.ca (Expires April 30/11)

For all your Denture needs Manh Nguyen R.D. Jasmine Cherry R.D. Isaa Memisevic Intern

Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00-5:30 Wembley Mall 9A-826 Island Hwy W. Parksville BC

250-248-3734 parksvilledentureclinic@yahoo.com www.parksvilledentureclinic.ca

Call Jason: 250-248-1394 1093 Smithers Rd., Parksville www.KittEquipment.com www.KittEquipment.c

We have a trailer to suit every need!

DEPENDABLE CARE FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING

• Dementia, Paralysis, & Palliative Care • Full Personal Care & Respite • Post Surgery & Rehab Assistance • Meal Prep & Housekeeping • Transportation & Errands

RECOGNIZED BY VETERAN’S AFFAIRS & ICBC 24 Hour Service Locally owned and operated

www.suesseniorcare.com i

250-951-2077 Tap Jazz Hip-Hop Modern Dance Parent & T

Parksville Ballet School

Established 1973 A Complete Dance Training Program Ages 3-Adult Beginner to Pre-Professional Professional Staff Under the Direction of Artistic Director: Linda Klassen, L.I.S.T.D. (C.B.) 425 E. Stanford Ave., Parksville To inquire, please call: 250-248-9522

ot Courses Flamenco Kinder Kombo Kinder

Parksville Denture Clinic

Equipment • Cargo • Dump • ATV / Utility & Horse Trailers

Sue’s Seniors Care

Ballet Kinder Komedy Kinder Tap Aerobics M

BOTOX - $10per unit

Canadian Tire Plaza (Nanaimo) • 250-390-1160

• Vinyl Windows • Vinyl Wood Clad • Fiberglass Wood Clad • Colours & Foil Wraps • Vinyl Folding Doors • Tilt & Turn Windows & Doors

250-248-7372

Equipment

SKIN LASER CLINIC

SCLEROTHERAPHY FOR LEG VEINS- $225per treatment

San Pareil (without parallel)

250-248-2525

Carol Plaisier, CFP ®

FMA, AMP Investment Advisor Dundee Securities Corporation 174 Morison Ave, Parksville • (250) 248-2399 cplaisier@dundeesecurities.com www.carolplaisier.com

Onsight Custom Framing

www.islandchauffeur.com

LowerOILY face $SKIN? 189perBROWN treatment ACNE? SPOTS? AGING SKIN?

The Englishman River Gallery

usical Theatre Song & Dance Modern Dance

Island Chauffeur

VILLAGE GARAGE

• Licensed Automotive Service Technician • Brake Service • Tires • Batteries • Tune-Ups • Exhaust Systems • Complete Automotive Repairs in Town • Fuel, Snacks, Beverages and More!

KIMBERLEY COONEY

(250) 248-5959 www.completewindows.ca

Open 7 Days a Week

250-752-9542

Unit 7-1176 Franklin’s Gull Road Parksville, BC V9P 2M9

665 Memorial Ave, QB

Equipment

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GREAT LIVE MUSIC The mid-island’s premier venue for live shows featuring a large variety of acts.

GREAT GRUB

Come watch the game, catch a show with friends, & enjoy the home-style cooking.

250-248-6511

161 Alberni Hwy. www.rodandgunparksville.com

classes, needlepoint, card-making, scrapbooking, card-mak yarn, pai painting & kids’ crafts Drop in Wednesday’s Knitting Group 10am-1pm Charity Knitting, Sit a minute, Knit a minute

250-951-0514

Unit 3, 162 Harrison Avenue, Parksville The mall between Harrison & Memorial www.craftsbydesign.ca

Trailer

SALES-PARTS-SERVICE

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www.KittEquipment.com


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THE NEWS, Friday, November 4, 2011 •

’09 F350 4x4

Power options, DIESEL, only 22,000 km

’07 F150 King Ranch

Loaded, only 23,000 km

29,995

$

39,995

$

’05 Nissan Titan 4x4

Ext cab, auto., great truck!

’03 Dakota 4x4

Auto, matching canopy, only 47,000 km

13,995

$

’08 Ford Mustang

4.6L V8, low kms, A/C, spoiler

23,995

$

’09 GMC 2500 Sierra

4X4, fully equipped, canopy, 23,000 kms

32,995

$

’08 Ford F150 XLT

Crew cab, 4X4, side steps, adjustable pedals

26,780

$

’08 Dodge Nitro

4.0L 6 cyl., 4X4, auto., A/C

21,995

Dealer# 6332

$

15,995

$

’07 Jeep Gr Cherokee

Diesel, auto., full power group, heated leather seats, 4X4, great fuel economy! 2 TO CHOOSE

33,888

$

’08 Toyota Tacoma

Auto., 4x4, nicely equipped

28,995

$

’09 PT Cruiser

Auto., 4 cyl., 2.4L, A/C

12,995

$

’08 Ford Mustang

NEW TRUCK?

Convertible, immaculate, only 22,000 kms

’10 Chrysler 300

22,888

’09 VW Jetta

4X4, air, tilt, power pkg., aluminum wheels, sunroof stereo upgrade, tire pkg., excellent fuel economy

20,777

$

4 dr., 5 spd., low kms, fully equipped

SAVE UP TO

18,995

’11 Mazda 3 GT

18,000 km, showroom condition

$

13,000

’06 Dodge Magnum

22,995

$

Only 65,000 km, fully equipped, auto.

GREAT RIDES UNDER $10,000

12,995

$

’98 F150 PICKUP ........................ $7,995 ’00 CHEV 3/4 TON ....................... $9,888 ’03 BUICK CENTURY ..................... $5,888 ’03 CHEV MALIBU ....................... $6,995 ’04 HYUNDAI SANTA FE ..................... $6,995 ’05 NISSAN ALTIMA ........................ $9,995 ’05 FORD TAURUS WAGON ........... $9,995

’10 Dodge Journey SXT

Like new, 6 cyl., auto., only 14,000 km

’09 Dodge Caliber

24,995

$

4 cyl., auto., great fuel economy Only 14,000km

12,995

$

’07 Dodge Durango

Low kms, heated seats, 4X4, 7 pass.

’08 Mazda 3

Auto., 4 cyl., low kms

14,995 13

$

NEW JEEP PATRIOTS Chrysler Canada gave us extra allocation, and we can pass the ssavings avings oon n tto o yyou! ou!

Excellent condition, fully equipped

$

OVER 100 TRUCKS To Choose from at Vancouver Island’s Truck Centre!

$

22,740

$

’05 Ford Excursion

Auto., 4X4, heated seats, leather

ONLY

Reg. $29,960

26,462 89

$

B15

$ OR

19,995

$

EQUITY IN YOUR TRADE?

TURN IT INTO CA

/wk k

TRADES WELCOME Financing Available O.A .C

ISLAND HIGHWAY AT SHELLY ROAD

250-248-3281

Visit us online @ www.parksvillechrysler.com

Bruce Alexander Bob Bourgeault Kevin Logeman Trevor Liddicoat

Bert Frost

Reg Boyd

Rick Hansen

Lilly Jensen

Al Foster

Brian Moran

Dealer may charge administrative or other fees depending on the services provided to the customers


B16 â&#x20AC;˘ THE NEWS, Friday, November 4, 2011

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FACTORY

INCENTIVES

SAVE $ 100 on a Sofa! SAVE $ 75 on a Loveseat! SAVE $ 50 on a Recliner/Chair! 6

MON THS NO I NTER EST*

SOFA ONLY

$

Chase Loveseat $ 1573 Chase Chair $ 1348

CHASE 100% Genuine Leather Sofa

after discount!

NOW $

3

Colours Available

1598

NOW $

577

877

SAVE $1162

NOW

SAVE $672

677

$

2

SAVE $942 VAIL Leather-Match Rocker-Recliner

GRIFFIN 100% Leather Rocker Recliner

FORTE Leather-Match Rocker-Recliner

Victoria

3501 Saanich Rd. (at Blanshard) ............... Call 250-382-5269 or Toll Free 1-877-452-5269

Colours Available

Nanaimo

3200 N. Island Hwy (Country Club Mall) ..... Call 250-756-4114 or Toll Free 1-866-756-4114

MON - THURS (9:30 - 5:30) FRI (9:30 - 7) SAT (9:30 - 5:30) SUNDAY (Nanaimo 11 - 5) (Victoria 12 - 5) *See Store For Details. Discount does not apply to previous purchases or Hot Buys. Financing On approved credit. Equivalent of taxes due at time of purchase. Event Ends Nov 14th, 2011.

RECLINERS

SOFAS

CHAIRS

TABLES

RUGS

BEDROOMS

MATTRESSES

DINING ROOMS

LAMPS

ACCESSORIES


Parksville Qualicum Beach News Friday, November 4, 2011