Issuu on Google+

PARKSVILLE QUALICUM BEACH

Community Profile B12

The News Official newspaper of the Save-On-Foods Oceanside Generals

Remembrance Day B Section

www.pqbnews.com

Tuesday November 8, 2011

STEVEN HEYWOOD PHOTO

IT’S NOT A SECRET

It looks like Dr. Dulcamara (right, played by Ed Moran) doesn’t want Nemorino (Harout Markarian) to spill the beans about Vancouver Island Opera’s L’Elisir d’Amore. See page B8.

NEWS

PAGE A3

Taking care of the homeless in Parksville Robin Campbell at Manna Ministry, an organization within the Parksville Fellowship Baptist Church that helps provide food and clothing to the local homeless, said more needs to be done to help the people in Oceanside who have no shelter. He said the extreme weather response shelter for the Oceanside region isn’t enough.

ELECTION PAGE A5

SPORTS

Grilling the candidates

Ballenas Whalers post Classic win

THE NEWS continues its civic election coverage with stories from recent candidate forums and meetings. • Former NEWS editor Jeff Vircoe has a few choice words on Paul Reitsma — to which Reitsma responds. • Recall organizer Stan Gautheir remembers the 1998 effort to have an MLA outsed.

PAGE A29

It wasn’t easy, but the Whalers persevered and won their first tournament of the season on home court last weekend, as they took top spot at the annual Ballenas Fall Classic senior girls volleyball tournament. The tournament win, conceded longtime BSS skipper John Philip, “felt really good. We certainly had to work hard for it — really hard. “I’m really pleased with the way the girls played and I’m sure they are too.”

Ladies Night ~ Nov. 30 • 6:30-9pm *Space 1395 W. Island Highway, Parksville

250-752-5565 Monday-Friday 7- 6, Saturday 8 - 6, Sunday & Holidays 9 - 5 Locally Owned & Operated

Join us for hands on projects:

is limited to • Tool Demonstrations • Create a Christmas Swag 150 ladies • Create Wooden Christmas Decorations Call Judith at • Winterize your home 752-5565 for a reservation • Applying a Tile Backsplash or e-mail judith@centralbuilders.ca Visit our NEW Winter Wonderland

Brrin Bring B Brin ing ga Friend F Fr Fri rie iend d

Door Door Do o Prizes

Goodies & Treats Christmas Decoration Department


A2 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011

www.pqbnews.com

WIN

A NEW

DODGE

RAM 4x4

enter ent ter to win onl online line at at: t:

PARKSVILLERAM4x4GIVEAWAY.COM 2012 GRAND CARAVAN

FACTORY

Canada anada Value Package

$

ONLY

20122 RAM 1500 115000 SXT, SXT XT 4x4

20,988 * AUTHORIZED

ONLY

$

26,698 *

RAM TRUCK

UPGRADE TO A

SE PLUS FOR ONLY

1,500

$

Sunscreen privacy glass, 16” aluminum wheels, 2 row pwr windows, 3rd row pwr vented windows

EVENT WIN A NEW

NO CHARGE CUMMINS TURBO DIESEL

QUAD CAB BIGHORN

VALUE

9,345

$

2012 RAM 1500

ON ALL REMAINING 2011’s

nd

2011 JEEP PATRIOT 4x4

$ STK#11406

26,462

QUAD CAB, SPORT, 4X4

*

$

2011 RAM 1500

2011 CHRYSLER 200S

$ STK#11569

CREW CAB, SLT, 4X4

28,988 *

$

$

33,473 *

STK#11472

2011 RAM 3500

2011 DODGE JOURNEY SXT STK#11488

34,998 *

STK#11264

CREW CAB, SLT, 4X4

29,400 *

$ STK#11572

49,896 *

*NET OF ALL FACTORY INCENTIVES. VEHICLES MAY NOT BE AS ILLUSTRATED.

Bruce Alexander Bob Bourgeault Kevin Logeman Trevor Liddicoat

Dealer# 6332

250-248-3281

Bert Frost

Reg Boyd

Rick Hansen

Al Foster

Brian Moran

ISLAND HIGHWAY AT SHELLY ROAD

Visit us online @ www.parksvillechrysler.com Dealer may charge administrative or other fees depending on the services provided to the customers


www.pqbnews.com

THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011 •

NEWS

Inside THE NEWS

Arts & Entertainment .... B8 Basic Black .... A10 Business .... A22

Classifieds .... A25 Contacts .... A6 Letters .... A11

Opinion .... A10 Sports .... A29 Weather .... A6

Stepping up when the weather gets cold Extreme weather shelter a start, but Manna Ministry says more needs to be done for area homeless

With black ice on the roads and the snowfall line getting lower on the mountains its a sure sign that winter is well on its way. The 2011 winter is predicted to be the coldest in 20 years and that is disconcerting for volunteers in the community who reach out to homeless people. Robin Campbell at Manna Ministry, an organization within the Parksville Fellowship Baptist Church that helps provide food and clothing to the local homeless, said more needs to be done to help the people in Oceanside who have no shelter. He said the extreme weather response shelter for the Oceanside region isn’t enough. Temperatures below two degrees celsius, snow accumulation, and rainfall makes it difficult or impossible for homeless people to remain dry. This is classed as extreme weather and results in the emergency response shelter at the Salvation Army Church being opened for the night. Campbell said that is well and good but a person feels the cold well before the mercury drops to minus two celsius and much

BRENDA GOUGH PHOTO

By BRENDA GOUGH NEWS REPORTER

Robin Campbell, a volunteer with Manna Ministry, speaks with a person in need Saturday. quicker when they are wet. “Go out at 10:30 at night with all your clothes on and try to go to sleep. It is cold at night and that is a health risk.” Campbell was in Mill Bay last week to scoop up some tents and sleeping bags. He said he gave out several sleeping bags and tents but wishes more could be done to keep the community’s homeless people safe and warm. The Manna Ministry van which is parked on

Hirst Ave near the Rod and Gun every Saturday from 10:30 to 1 p.m. was a welcome sight for many of the community’s less fortunate people on Nov. 5 which was a chilly day. Campbell along with Dawn Major not only handed out tents and tarps, they also provided people with food, warm clothing and footwear. “It is a myth that these people are alcoholics. It is only about one in four that have issues and use alcohol

to numb the pain. Some of them have been abused, some have lost their jobs and some have jobs but it is not enough to support their families,” said Campbell. He stated they are good people who are down on their luck and we shouldn’t be afraid of them. Campbell provided assistance to many homeless people on the weekend including a young family he said that has absolutely nothing but a mattress on the floor.

Debbie Tardiff, communications officer for the City of Parksville, said the extreme weather response shelter is funded by BC Housing and can only operate under the protocol of the BC Government and while the evenings are starting to get cold, they can’t open the doors to the shelter until extreme weather conditions exist. Funding for the shelter is available from Nov. 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012 and it will be open from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. but only on nights of inclement and extreme weather. Tardiff said it is her job to check to weather forecast every day and make the decision about opening the shelter, but she has to follow the protocol set out by the province. “In a perfect world we wouldn’t have to turn them out at 8 a.m.,” she said, adding if the shelter is well used this year they will have to look at something more permanent. She said the Oceanside Task Force on Homelessness was formed in May 2010 by the City of Parksville with representation from many organizations and service providers here, and she said for now the emergency shelter is better than nothing.

San Pareil residents approve expensive water upgrades By BRENDA GOUGH NEWS REPORTER Residents who live in San Pareil have agreed to costly water system improvements. The petition from the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) asking residents to favour a 1.4 million dollar plan that would see modifications to the water system to improve fire flow in the area has passed. Homeowners in the subdivision

had until November 4 to submit their petitions to the RDN and just days before the deadline it didn’t look as though the petition would get enough support to pass. Mike Donnelly, Manager of Community Water for the RDN said if less than 50 percent of the parcels liable to be charged for the water upgrades had not signed on, the project would have stalled resulting in increased costs for a new system down the road. He said he was pleased the peti-

tion made it past the 50 percent mark and it has officially passed but he admitted it wasn’t without controversy. The neighborhood appeared split on the issue and some residents even accused the RDN of trying to ram the petition process down their throats. The Shorewood San Pareil Owners and Residents Association (SSPORA) had come out in favour of the upgrades but not all members were on board and the issue

resulted in some heated exchanges between residents in the neighborhood. As it currently stands, the water system infrastructure is old and if a serious fire were to occur in the area there is the potential that there wouldn’t be adequate water flow to put it out. There was also concern that without proper fire protection residents could face an increase in their fire insurance premiums. SEE

BETTER ON A4

News Briefs

ELECTION NEWS New stories and video now online at www.pqbnews.com and our Facebook page. Check out THE NEWS’ video interviews of the mayoral candidates.

MAN ASSAULTED IN PARKSVILLE PARKSVILLE — Police are looking for the public’s help in finding out who was responsible for an assault Friday in Parksville. Oceanside RCMP Corporal Michelle LeBrun reported the incident happened some time between 7 and 8:30 p.m. when the victim, a 32-yearold Parksville man, walked on Highway 19A near the orange bridge over the Englishman River. Police said three unidentified men, all between 16 and 20 years of age, attacked and robbed the victim. The victim suffered multiple fractures. He was treated in hospital and released. Anybody who witnessed this assault, or has information is asked to call the RCMP at 250-248-6111. — NEWS staff

The average financial advisor in Canada has OVER 300 clients. Tired of average service? Experience the difference at Knight Advisory Group. Be part of an exclusive number of families that have joined the Knight 100. Call us at 250-738-2022. TD Waterhouse Private Investment Advice is a division of TD Waterhouse Canada Inc. (Member CIPF), a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank. TD Waterhouse is a trade-mark of The Toronto-Dominion Bank, used under license. Trade name consists of Gregor Knight, Investment Advisor. Trade name is part of TD Waterhouse Private Investment Advice.

tdwaterhouse.ca

A3

Knight Advisory Group 222 2nd Avenue West, Suite 103 Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 0A4 T: 250 738 2022

Gregor Knight


A4 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011

PAIN RELIEF SOLUTIONS

WALK, WORK & PLAY PAIN FREE FREE FOOT & SHOE ASSESSMENT BY APPOINTMENT

LARGEST SELECTION OF COMFORTABLE, HEALTH AND PAIN RELIEF FOOTWEAR, ORTHOTICS, SURGICAL STOCKING & MUCH MORE.

YOUR PAIN RELIEF CENTRE

ORTHO DEPOT

NANAIMO NORTH TOWN CENTRE NANAIMO, BC (250) 756-4661 • 1-877-340-4667

RE-ELECT

Sue Powell

Parksville City Council SUE WILL WORK TOWARDS

• Ensuring access to safe, clean drinking water, provided by a public utility. • Truly sustainable growth, acknowledging a duty to give priority to quality of life issues.

VOTE Sue Powell, A Progressive Voice on Council

CONTACT SUE

Forum on youth trauma coming By AUREN RUVINSKY NEWS REPORTER Ideas of trauma are shifting, according to Deborah Joyce, executive director of the Family Resource Association in Parksville, and the timing was right for a local conference on the effects — especially on youth. People used to think only the biggest events caused trauma, but today there is more of an understanding of the impact of smaller events on children’s development, she said. “What might seem insignificant to some

people, someone else might carry around with them and wonder what’s wrong with them,” she said. The conference features guest speakers Yvonne Haist, a clinical counselor from Victoria, and internationally renown speaker Dr. Martin Brokenleg. Brokenleg, author of 17 books, is director of Native Ministries and professor of First Nations Theology and Ministry at the Vancouver School of Theology among a long list of credentials. The two day conference will address complex trauma in

AUREN RUVINSKY PHOTO

PAIN

FOOT, ANKLE, KNEE, HIP, BACK, NECK

www.pqbnews.com

FRA executive director Deborah Joyce invites people who work with children to an important local conference next week. children and youth followed by a half day session on sexual abuse intervention.

NANOOSE BAY — A gas thief struck at the Beachcomber Ma-

Get Rid of Rosacea! Clear the redness from your face with quick and easy pulsed light treatments! Pulsed light restores healthy skin tone by wiping out:

Rosacea Spider Veins Broken Capillaries SAFE U MEDICALLY SUPERVISED AND EFFECTIVE

Unit #3 - 219 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach

CORRECTION! A HANDY GUIDE TO

OUV O N VA N C

D ER ISLAN

STANFORD PLACE CRAFT RAFT AFT FA FAIR AIR A IR

is Saturday, Nov.19, 11am - 3pm

250 Craig Street, Parksville Featuring Stanford Crafters and 20 local crafters. Free admission. 250-951-0811

rina in Nanoose Bay early Sunday morning, making off not only with gasoline, but also the gas tank that contained it. Oceanside RCMP Corporal Kim Graham said the incident took place at about 1:30 a.m. when police received a report of a theft in progress. Officers raced to the scene, where

they spoke to several witnesses. One witness reported seeing a suspicious man walking up and down the docks for almost 20 minutes earlier that morning. The man was seen near a docked boat, which was visibly moving in the water, suggesting he had boarded it. A short time later, the suspicious man

left the marina in a white Boston Whalerstyle boat with a four stroke motor. The local Coast Guard were contacted and they made patrols from French Creek Marina past Beachcomber Marina but they were not able to locate any boats. Graham said checks with the owner of the boat observed

moving in the water, confirmed that a gas tank had been stolen. Graham said theft of gasoline in around marinas on Vancouver Island is a common occurrence. Anyone with information on this crime, is asked to call the RCMP at 250-248-6111, or Crimestoppers at 1-888-222-8477. — NEWS staff

CONTINUED FROM PAGE A3

Better to be safe than sorry, says Banks While some residents of the San Pareil subdivision are concerned they may not have enough water pressure in their hydrants to protect them from a fire, others believe the situation is not as bad as officials are making it out to be. There is no grant money available at this time to help pay for the upgrades, so residents will be paying for the water upgrade bill in their property taxes. In a November newsletter of the Shorewood/San Pareil Owners and Residents Association there was one last call urging residents to look at all the facts clearly outlined

by RDN engineers about the state of existing water system in the area and to sign on the dotted line so the upgrades can proceed. Warren Banks, a retired fire chief living in the area, said should a fire occur on the north side of Shorewood Drive involving a home it is reasonable to say there is little to no hope of saving it or preventing damage to surrounding properties. He agreed the south side of Shorewood Drive that has fire hydrants may have a better supply of water but that remains to be seen. “Considering the time

“WE WANT TO MAKE YOU SMILE!” NEW PATIENTS ALWAYS WELCOME. OPEN SOME EVENINGS. Dr. Chris Gill

writer@pqbnews.com

Police investigating theft of gas from boat

250-951-1082 • kfsue@shaw.ca

www.bayviewdentalclinic.com bayviewdental@shaw.ca

There will also be presentations of innovative projects for children and youth.

Put together by the District 69 Family Resource Association, Victoria’s Mary Manning Centre and the Ministry of Children and Family Development, the conference costs $140 per person. Joyce said there are people who work in all aspects of children’s development coming from all over the province and she encourages locals to grab the last few seats available. Within the Circle takes place November 16 and 17 at the Beach Club Resort. Contact the FRA at 250-752-6766 or check www.D69FRA.org.

Dr. Vic Kooner

At Bayview Dental we deliver the highest quality family dentistry and offer a full range of general dental and cosmetic procedures.

Phone for an appointment today!

250-752-6968

202 - 661 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach

delays in reloading the tanker trucks and the progress of the fire you are in big trouble,” he stated. He said he is relieved the petition passed because now they have the opportunity to bring in a water system that will properly serve the community. He admitted it is frustrating for residents who don’t want to see their taxes go up by about $400 per year but when one considers the option of increased taxes compared to an annual increase in fire insurance rates the amounts are likely similar and it is better to be safe than sorry.

WALMART CORRECTION NOTICE On page 13 of our flyer distributed on October 26 – 28 and effective October 28 – November 3, the new Drake CD Take Care (#30258549) will not be available until November 15. On page 17 the following items will be available at a later date. NHL 48” Hockey Table (#30236524), NHL 72” Hockey Table with Table Tennis (#30234388), NHL 40” Rod Hockey Table (#30237142), Halex 48” Combo Table (#30237114), Halex 54” Flip Table (#30237117). We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.


www.pqbnews.com

THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011 •

NEWS

Civic Election Nov.19, 2011

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.

City residents grill candidates

W

e all make mistakes. A no-brainer statement to open for sure. But when we ask for forgiveness, usually there’s an apology involved. In the case of one of the candidates in this election, I haven’t heard it yet. Sorry I just haven’t. Unless you’ve been dead or were fixated on rumours of a Luongo for Lecavalier trade deal, you’ll know that there’s a pretty interesting wanna be in the race for the Parksville mayor’s chair. No, By Bruni’s not running Jeff again. It’s about Paul Vircoe Reitsma. See I was the editor Paul Reitsma of this newspaper in responds A8 1998. Our team of reporters helped take him down, though I respectfully salute the courage of Cam Purdy and his staff at the other paper in town who were able to initially break the story. We media types caught a break and did our job. But way more than tipping my hat to my peers, I salute the over 300 volunteers who walked in rain and wind storms in the spring of 1998 asking the fine people of Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Coombs, Hilliers, Errington, French Creek and Nanoose if they were willing to punt an MLA from public office. Over 25,000 of them said hell yeah, get him out of there! But they were victimized again. Reitsma ignored them and he ignored countless editorials urging him to step down. For over a decade he refused to speak to the media until recently when he decided to try to jump back up on the pony of the public payroll. Well 13 years is a long time, and though this is a bit of a Jurassic riding (according to the census), I believe many of those 300 volunteers are still alive and they do remember. Many of those 25,000 signees remember what it felt like to be ignored. What it felt like knowing they couldn’t fire him. What it felt like to be known as a voter who elected this guy. How it felt when he refused to do the right thing, grow a set and fall on his sword. How he made them rise to their feet and bloody well force him to leave. How he waited until the very last possible moment to resign — after the 25,000 signees were verified, after collecting tens of thousands of dollars as their MLA, even after he was booted out of Gordon Campbell’s Liberals and forced to sit collecting his salary, PQ residents’ tax dollars, as their impotent independent MLA.

Guest Shot

TURN ON A8

By AUREN RUVINSKY NEWS REPORTER A full audience of around 150 attended the Parksville Residents Association’s (PRA) all candidate forum in Parksville Wed., Nov. 2. Each of the 16 candidates introduced themselves and was asked a random question in three categories (waterfront, official community plan and water supply). Asked if he’d consider sea level rise in future decisions, acting mayor Chris Burger said yes, that the city has a bylaw in draft form looking at that since some estimates show water rising by half a meter in 50 years, he said. Asked about the need for flood plain maps, Patricia Sibley said they would be important and she believes there is one already in the works. Incumbent Teresa Patterson said Chris Burger had answered well and she agreed with him.

AUREN RUVINSKY PHOTO

Mistakes not yet paid for

SEE

A5

Parksville mayoral candidate Antonio Farihna said he’s not running for votes, but for a chance to explain his waterfront concerns. “That’s the million dollar question,” said incumbent Sue Powell when asked about enforcing the 180-day stay rule for tourist accommodation in a later question. She said she researched it when she was first elected and was told it was unenforceable. “Then why have a bylaw?” she asked rhetorically and said she was open to ideas. PRA member and council candidate Bill Neufeld was asked the same question and

said he didn’t have an easy answer, but suggested looking to legal opinions and higher levels of government to sort it out. Incumbent Carrie Powell-Davidson introduced herself by boasting she has the longest name on the ballot, and said her resume stands for itself. On the water supply questions, mayoral candidate Antonio Farinha got the laugh of the evening when asked if the city would have enough

water for increased agriculture — “how would I know that?” he asked incredulously. He’d already said he wasn’t running for votes, but for a chance to explain his waterfront concerns. Asked if the expected tax and water rate increases needed for a new water treatment facility should be made public as soon as possible, mayoral candidate Rick Honaizer said he wanted the water charge gone. He said residents have been

overcharged $2 million in water rates, which were brought in to pay for the Arrowsmith Dam. Asked about protecting the city’s well fields, former federal election candidate Jesse Schroeder pointed out most of the city’s aquifer land is not in the city and subject to runoff from things like the railway, regional district garbage transfer station and that protection requires a wider perspective. Asked if people should be granted a property tax credit if they use less than the minimum water charge, Peter Simkin said he wasn’t sure property taxes would be the best way to go about it, but he did feel people should only be charged for the water they use. On the third category about the OCP, Peter Morrison was asked what was missing from the current review process. SEE

OCP ON A6

Citizens take action: democracy needed a push BY STEVEN HEYWOOD NEWS EDITOR Whoever wins the election —in any of the available seats in Parksville, Qualicum Beach, the school district or regional district, they need to know there are people watching. If they don’t like what they see, and changes aren’t made, they can always take matters into their own hands. In 1998, local citizens

did just that in a recall campaign to force then-BC Liberal MLA Paul Reitsma out of office. The story goes, Reitsma had penned letters in assumed names, abused his ferry pass and was kicked out of caucus. Yet, he did not resign. For people like Parksville’s Stan Gauthier, that wasn’t good enough. He and many others — some 300 all told — started a recall effort to have Reitsma removed. “Parksville became the

')]djgVXXZhhidndjg edgi[da^d^c[dgbVi^dc4

leading organizing group, I suppose, because (Reitsma) was best known here,” he explained. “I felt this was a good cause. Reitsma had it coming to him,” Gauthier said. “He was thumbing his nose in people’s faces and staying on for a free ride.” Volunteers, mostly seniors, worked day in and out to gather 25,000 signatures on the recall petition and once they were verified, Reitsma became — or almost

CA, FMA, FCSI, CPCA @Z^i]6cYZghdc!86!;B6!;8H>!8H6 LZVai]6Yk^hdg

became — the first sitting MLA ever recalled in B.C. He resigned right before the process was complete. “The bigger the issue, the more people show up,” Gauthier said. “The cause was very clear, close to home and something that was important.” So important, he said he was willing to tolerate threats over the campaign and put in many hours to see it through. SEE

HIS ON A6

<^hZaaZ7gZlhiZg 8a^ZciHZgk^XZHeZX^Va^hi

<gZZg8jbb^c\h!B76!E;E 6hhdX^ViZLZVai]6Yk^hdg

;^cYdji]dl<ViZlVn`ZZehndjXdccZXiZY#

Anderson Wea l t h A d v i s o r y G r o u p

<^hZaaZ

@Z^i]

<gZZg

7BDCZhW^ii7jgchq&"''%LZhi>haVcY=^\]lVn!EVg`hk^aaZ!78K.E'E( IZa/'*%#')-#')-.q;Vm/'*%#')-#'(-. Idaa";gZZ/&#-%%#((%#&+))qlll#`Z^i]VcYZghdc#XV

œÆ7BDB"WVggdjcYZahnbWdaÇ^hVgZ\^hiZgZYigVYZ"bVg`d[7Vc`d[BdcigZVa!jhZYjcYZga^XZcXZ#œÆCZhW^ii7jgchÇ^hVgZ\^hiZgZYigVYZ"bVg`d[7BDCZhW^ii7jgch8dgedgVi^dcA^b^iZY!jhZYjcYZga^XZcXZ#7BDCZhW^ii7jgch>cX#VcY7BDCZhW^ii7jgchAi‚ZVgZ ^cY^gZXihjWh^Y^Vg^Zhd[7Vc`d[BdcigZVa#>[ndjVgZVagZVYnVXa^Zcid[7BDCZhW^ii7jgch!eaZVhZXdciVXindjg>ckZhibZci6Yk^hdg[dgbdgZ^c[dgbVi^dc#IB$œIgVYZ"bVg`h$gZ\^hiZgZYigVYZ"bVg`hd[7Vc`d[BdcigZVa!jhZYjcYZga^XZchZ#

Member-Canadian Investor Protection Fund


A6 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011

www.pqbnews.com

CONTINUED FROM PAGE A5

Karen E. Stewart His contribution to democracy

ALMANAC

B.A., LLB., LLM.

Barrister, Solicitor & Notary Public • Real Estate & Mortgages • Divorce & Separation Agreements • Wills & Estates • Corporate & Commercial Law • Civil Litigation

phone: 954-1445 fax: 954-1430 • kes@shaw.ca

#101-191 Jensen Avenue East, Parksville BC

FREE WORKSHOP

Keeping Sheep & Goat Flocks Healthy Sat. Nov. 12 Grantham Hall 9 am - 3 pm 6040 Old Island Hwy. Lunch Included! Courtenay To Register call tolll free 1-877-877-2474 or email lynette.hare@gov.bc.ca Presented by BC Ministry of Agriculture with funding by Growing Forward

Improve memory, concentration and focus with naturopathic medicine.

Dr. Tara Macart

10 years healing Oceanside.

Naturopathic Physician

WHOLE PERSON, WHOLE FAMILY MEDICINE

Opti-Balance Naturopathic Medicine #4-161 Fern Road West, QB • 752-2711 www.opti-balance.com

“We are recent arrivals to Parksville from the Okanagan and in our 80’s. I joined the gym and on the 1st day I was met by a tall man. We greeted and he welcomed me to Parksville, told me all about the City. Than he LISTENED to me for some 5 minutes without interruption. He is a very personable and approachable chap. We were pleased to be welcomed, we are pleased to support him. Mr. Mrs. Reg Murfitt. Craig Bay. Parksville

REITSMA, Paul

Oceanside’s Weather Corner TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Cloudy with Showers High 8° Low 6°

High 10° Low 7°

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Light Rain

Variable Cloudiness High 9° Low 6°

Gauthier said the group was frustrated when the recall process was usurped by Reitsma’s resignation, but overall, it was a positive exercise. “Volunteers faced gates and dogs and bites in order to get the signatures,” he remembered. “We kept a map up with colour codes, to be sure we got enough signatures.” When Reitsma resigned, Gauthier admitted the organizers had a celebration. “I found it was very rewarding. The people who volunteered for it, worked for a good community.” Now that Reitsma is back in this civic election, Gauthier said his first thought was, “how can he even be thinking of running?” “You can’t imagine how surprised I was,” Gauthier continued, adding he wondered

Provincial

Stan Gauthier was one of the organizers of the 1998 recall campaign against then-MLA Paul Reitsma. PQ NEWS FILE PHOTO why and what had drawn Reitsma back. Gauthier said he ran into Reitsma at a Parksville Residents Association meeting, where the former Parksville mayor and MLA let it be know he would run again. “I think (Chris) Burger is a shoe-in,” Gauthier said when

asked about Reitsma’s chances. “(Burger) has never been on the wrong side of the fence.” Gauthier said the 1998 recall campaign was “a hell of a job” but he enjoyed it. “I considered it my contribution to democracy.” editor@pqbnews.com

OCP a roadmap for the future question, 19-year-old Alicia Vanin said she had trouble answering because her personal opinions were getting in the way, she said the high cost of referendums is a problem but if that is the best solution, the city should swallow the cost. After an hour and a half of prepared questions, there were questions from the public, starting with one from Rick Sullivan on the pressure to lower taxes in the face of increasing responsibilities downloaded from higher levels of government. “I do not think we should lower taxes,”

said incumbent Al Greir referring to himself as “the money guy,” “but we have to be very careful about raising them.” Former mayor Paul Reitsma, who resigned as an MLA in 1998 before being recalled over writing letters to newspapers under false names, was asked the only direct personal question when an audience member asked how he would ensure he wouldn’t betray the residents’ trust again. He said after going through that humiliation he looked inward and came to terms with it and chose to move on.

* $89

89

High 9° Low 6°

Sponsored db by:

(250) 248-8383

JAMES LUNNEY MP

Alberni-Pacific Rim

Parksville-Qualicum

Nanaimo-Alberni

Parksville: 250-951-6018 e-mail: ron.cantelon.mla@leg.bc.ca

1-866-390-7550 e-mail: nanaimo@ jameslunneymp. ca

RDN

Qualicum

Parksville

TEUNIS WESTBROEK Mayor Town of Qualicum Beach

CHRIS BURGER Acting Mayor

JOE STANHOPE Chairman

City of Parksville

Regional District of Nanaimo

Town office: 250752-6921. e-mail: mayor@qualicumbeach.com

City Hall office: 250-954-4661 e-mail: chrisburger@ parksville.ca

250-390-4111 e-mail: corpsrv@ rdn.bc.ca

THE PARKSVILLE QUALICUM BEACH NEWS (THE NEWS) is published every Tuesday and Friday by Black Press. THE NEWS is distributed to more than 16,000 households in District 69. THE NEWS is 100 per cent B.C. owned and operated. THE PARKSVILLE QUALICUM BEACH NEWS #4 - 154 Middleton Avenue, P.O. Box 1180 Parksville, British Columbia, Canada, V9P 2H2 Office hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.pqbnews.com Canadian Publications Mail Sales Product Agreement #0087106

How to reach us: General: Phone 250-248-4341; Fax 250-248-4655 Publisher: Peter McCully publisher@pqbnews.com Editor: Steven Heywood editor@pqbnews.com Advertising: Peter McCully publisher@pqbnews.com Production manager: Peggy Sidbeck team@pqbnews.com Circulation manager: Becky Merrick circulation@pqbnews.com Classified display: Sandi Wells sandiwells@bcclassified.com CLASSIFIED AND DISPLAY ADVERTISING DEADLINES:

Tuesday Edition: Display & Word ads 10:30 a.m. Friday Friday Edition: Display 12:30 p.m. / Word 4 p.m. Tuesdays Classifieds: 310-3535

Reg. $169

Victoria’s Best Location Free extended continental breakfast & parking • Ideal Innerr Harbour location Beautiful studios & suites with balcony, fridge, microwave • Whirlpool, sauna, steam room and fitness room

512 Island Hwy., Parksville

RON CANTELON MLA

Who we are:

lander Specia p IsStudios l! From U$

Isolated Showers

Federal

SCOTT FRASER MLA

1-866-8704190. e-mail: scott.fraser.mla@ leg.bc.ca

CONTINUED FROM PAGE A5

“Public input,” he said, adding there will be some public meetings coming up. On the same question, Charlie Stone said he wasn’t sure, but “it would be good to have more opportunities for input from the public.” Asked if OCP changes should only be made by public referendum, incumbent Marc Lefebvre said a council resolution would suffice. He said the OCP is a roadmap for the future and once the update process is complete, with proper public input, it should be good enough. Asked the same

Government Contacts

Harlem Brooks Sales Professional

PLUS

BEST WESTERN PLUS Inner Harbour 412 Quebec St.

www.VictoriaBestWestern.com

1.888.383.2378 *Ad must be mentioned at time of booking, for a standard room, subject to space. Valid until Jan. 31/12

PQN

Getting it straight If you have a concern about the accuracy, fairness or thoroughness of an item in THE NEWS, please call editor Steven Heywood at 250-248-2545, ext. 215, or the B.C. Press Council at 1-888-687-2213.


www.pqbnews.com

THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011 •

A7

Advance polls are open this week Parksville

BRENDA GOUGH PHOTO

• Wed., Nov. 9 and Wed., Nov. 16, 2011 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre, 132 Jensen Avenue East, located next door to the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre building. There will also be special voting opportunities at Arrowsmith Lodge, Trillium Lodge, Halliday House and Stanford Place for their residents and workers only.

Area G candidate Lance Pope counts the donations from an impromptu basket-passing.

Soap boxes attract few By BRENDA GOUGH NEWS REPORTER An old fashioned soap box and megaphone were used by Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) candidates running in Area F as well as members of the public who wanted to express how they felt about the burning issues in the area on Saturday, Nov. 5. The event sponsored by the Organized Rural Communities Association (ORCA) and the Oceanside Communities for Quality Education (OCQE) took place at the Coombs Emporium between 1 and 3 p.m. While all the candidates showed up for their five minutes with the megaphone, there weren’t the numbers of local citizens organizers had hoped for. It seems the people who live in Errington, Coombs, Whiskey Creek, Hilliers, Corcan and Meadowood were too busy doing other LEANNE SALTER things on Saturday to ... Area F candidate attend Social Networkspeaks with the ing — Coombs Style, megaphone billed as an opportunity to share passions with the community and the spirit of rural independence and grassroots democracy. There were free pony rides for the kids and marimba music for all but only a handful of people showed up. The RDN came under fire on several occasions for implementing building permits in Area F. The need for a hospital was also front and centre. Electoral Area F candidates Richard de Candole, Jullian Fell, Skye Donald and Leanne Salter all showed up for the opportunity to voice their election platforms as did some of those running for school trustee. Although it wasn’t his campaign area, Lance Pope (Area G) was also given five minutes to speak. A basket was passed to raise money for his campaign. Pope said he had no knowledge there would be a collection basket and called it a nice gesture.

Qualicum Beach • Advance voting is held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Novem-

HST

ber 9 and 16 at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, 747 Jones Street.

Place, Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

School District 69 In the regional district voting areas (see below), as well as in the general voting places in Parksville and Qualicum Beach. Regional District of Nanaimo • Nov. 9 — Oceanside Place (Parksville) and the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. • Nov. 16 — Oceanside

School District 69 Vote in your respective electoral area — regional district or within local municipalities.

General Election Day, Nov. 19, 2011

Regional District of Nanaimo Area E: Nanoose Place Area F: Bradley Centre Area G: St. Columba Presbyterian Church (Wembley Road) Area H: Lighthouse Community Hall

Parksville Saturday, Nov. 19, vote from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at either the Parksville Community and Conference Centre (as above) or at the Parksville Fellowship Baptist Church (550 Pym St.) Qualicum Beach Vote between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. at the Civic Centre.

Voting times on Sat., Nov. 19: 8 a.m to 8 p.m. — NEWS Staff

DOWNTOWN PARKSVILLE DOW

HST

NO H.S.T & FREE DELIVERY

Mismatched “Memory” Twin Queen Mattress Foam Sets Mattresses

5-Drawer Chest

Wing Chair

Solid Wood Bookshelves

100 fabrics to select from! Reg. $899

from

from

87 $277 $277 $169 $388 $177

$

P LU S: N O H ST & FR EE D EL IV ER Y

PillowTops Twin Set $298 Double Set $378 Queen Set $398 King Set $588 $

P LU S: N O H ST & FR EE D EL IV ER Y

P LU S: N O H ST & FR EE D EL IV ER Y

P LU S: N O H ST & FR EE D EL IV ER Y

FREE

800 Continous Coil Tight Top Queen Set

Sofa Rocker Recliner

Sheets & Pillows Delivery/ $ Set-up P LU S: N O

With Natural Bamboo Cover. Reg. $1449

P LU S: N O H ST & FR EE D EL IV ER Y

Leather Reclining

Reg. $2199

Reg. $1199

577 888 $

P LU S: N O H ST & FR EE D EL IV ER Y

H ST & FR EE D EL IV ER Y

PLUS: NO HST & FREE DELIVERY

BETTER! Latex

P LU S: N O H ST & FR EE D EL IV ER Y

8pc Adjustable Bedroom Bed Suite Solid With “Memory Foam” Wood mattress Available in 15 stains

SOFA - LOVESEAT - CHAIR All 3 pieces!

1388

$

P LU S: N O H ST & FR EE D EL IV ER Y

Sofa & Loveseat

Sofa

Sofa-Bed

Loveseat & Chair also on sale. Reg. $1799

100 fabrics to select from! Reg. $1499

P LU S: N O H ST & FR EE D EL IV ER Y

P LU S: N O H ST & FR EE D EL IV ER Y

100 fabrics to select from!

Reg. $1199

777 $988 $1388 $988 $888 $777

$

P LU S: N O H ST & FR EE D EL IV ER Y

P LU S: N O H ST & FR EE D EL IV ER Y

P LU S: N O H ST & FR EE D EL IV ER Y

Since 2000

Specializing in B.C. Made Bedroom Furniture & Mattresses

291 E. Island Hwy. PARKSVILLE

P LU S: N O H ST & FR EE D EL IV ER Y

Mark’s (across cross from Thrifty y Foods))

FACTORY DIRECT

FURNITURE

250- 248-713 248-7133


A8 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011

www.pqbnews.com

CONTINUED FROM PAGE A5

QUALICUM BEACH

Reitsma needs to apologize to 25,000

CHRISTMAS IS COMING!

Check out some great gift ideas for the “older” parent, grandparent or friend. Pharmasave Qualicum Beach has some great suggestions such as, The Handybar a helpful tool for getting in and out of vehicles. Or how about the jar key?

We will have a table set up with a display of helpful items and ideas on November 8, 9 and 10th. Come and visit us in The Home Health Care Department.

OPEN 7 Days a Week NOW at 8 am Monday - Friday

720 MEMORIAL AVE Qualicum Beach, BC

250-752-3011 Proudly Canadian. Locally owned and operated for 30 years.

www.qualicumpharmasave.com

Our Store hours for Friday November 11 are 11:30 til 5pm

We Deliver

NEW WINTER HOURS Mon.-Thurs. 9am-5:30pm Fri.-Sat. 9am-6pm Sundays 9am-5pm The seafood is so FRESH, the ocean hasn’t m issed it yet!

Please take time to Remember Our Fallen, Lest we forget. Last of the Season FRESH Halibut (skin off) $

16.95/lb.

3

$ 74

Bring in this coupon to get 5%OFF of everything in the store this week!!! CHECK OUT OUR NEW WEB PAGE: www.frenchcreekseafoods.com Specials valid from November 8th to November 14th

While Supplies Last

French Creek Seafood

1097 Lee ee Rd. Parksville Store: 250-248-2888

Located in French Creek Harbour

In his campaign media coverage thus far, I have heard him refer to those years as dark. I believe they were for him. I ran into him several times before I left THE NEWS. He was trying to get his head unscrambled. His heart too. I saw him in church. I saw him at the flea markets. I always asked him for another interview, a chance to say sorry. He always refused. He would even walk away from me, like I was bad news and he was a victim. I make mistakes, I say sorry to those I’ve harmed and try not to repeat those actions. I understand what I’ve done and am humbled by it. But when it comes to the man who embarrassed this riding, I just haven’t heard what I need to hear yet. He doesn’t owe me an apology for his propensity to claim ferry food as an expense. He doesn’t owe me an apology for writing letters under fictitious names. He doesn’t owe me jack. In my opinion, he owes you an apology. You 25,000 who signed that recall petition. Because after being caught, he ignored you. Though

Elect...

Lance Pope For Director of Area ‘G’

“Leadership with a fresh perspective”

www.lancempope.com

Paul Reitsma responds

T

his past Sunday afternoon, I met Jeff Vircoe during my door to door campaign. We shook hands and soon we engaged in a conversation, touching on a variety of personal issues, from family to private struggles we individually endured. It didn’t take long before the conversation centered around my foolish denial of using assumed writer’s names and the ensuing recall process. I most assuredly did apologize for all the consequences of those actions in the legislature and subsequently resigned. I have no qualms apologizing again, as done before, to all those who I disappointed, let down and those involved in the recall campaign. I hope it provides the closure needed, even after 13 years, for some. The most moving example of forgiveness was given to me last week when a woman compared it with “the fragrance of the violet on the heel of the boot that crushed it.” Not once did this episode ever effect any decision-making on council whilst mayor from 1987-1996. Mr. Vircoe seemed somewhat surprised I had been quietly helping people for the last five years with their concerns/frustrations, assisted with pension it played l d outt iin media di across the world. He snubbed you. Scraped you off his shoe. And until he skulked off the day the province verified those 25,000 signatures, he took his wages, which you had to pay him. To my knowledge he has never mentioned that recall campaign in the media, and he damned well should. I don’t need to hear about his ego being the problem. I don’t need to know that his phoney letters were “in retaliation.”

applications, settled a case in which an elderly gentleman was badly injured due to poor visibility at the post office and others. I sought no publicity. I shared with him that, should I not be elected, I would offer my experience to council, if asked. As mentioned in the past, I wasn’t raised that way, didn’t raise my children this way and it ultimately changed my life for the better in a very humbling way, vowing it would never happen again. One only continues to beat oneself up for so long before accepting, dealing with it, learning from it and moving on. I also mentioned that when I was elected MLA and stayed on as mayor for some seven months, I returned the mayor’s salary (approx. $7,000) as I didn’t want to double dip. If I would have known/been told the MLA’s B.C. Ferries Pass did not include meals, I would of course never have charged meals. Not only did I refund those funds but also made a donation in the same amount. We shook hands again as we parted. He didn’t need to see I bit my lip when he generously wished me “good luck” with my campaign. Paul Reitsma is a City of Parksville mayoral candidate.

That’s Th t’ off no concern to me. But I need to know he understands those 300 canvassers and those 25,000 citizens who respected the honour of democracy should have been listened to. Me, I’m not writing much these days. I’ve fallen in love with another career which allows me to help others who are genuinely sorry for acting out in ways they couldn’t help themselves from doing. They change their lives by admitting their wrongs and

making restituki clear l tit tion. I’ve asked my boss for a day off on Nov. 8. I want to hear what Reitsma says about those “dark” months in person. No, not his dark months. I’m talking about 300 volunteers who were forced to walk and knock on doors making sure democracy was honored 13 years ago. So Mr. Reitsma. What are you sorry for? Jeff Vircoe is a former editor of THE NEWS. He lives in Parksville.

ALL

30% OFF #2-177 W 2nd Avenue Qualicum Beach

www.walkabout.ca

752-4565

Sunday, 12-4pm

Hours: Mon - Sat - 10am-5pm


www.pqbnews.com

THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011 •

Learning About AWS and ERWS The Arrowsmith Water Service joint venture agreement was formed in July 1996 to secure a bulk water supply from the Englishman River for the City of Parksville, the Regional District of Nanaimo and the Town of Qualicum Beach. The Arrowsmith Water Service water supply is intended to supplement existing supply sources owned and operated by the individual jurisdictions. Each jurisdiction in the AWS retains a portion of the total allocated bulk water. The City of Parksville has 63.9 percent, the RDN 22.4 percent (14.4 percent for Nanoose Bay and 8 percent for French Creek) and the Town of Qualicum Beach has 13.7 percent. Some time ago, the AWS partners began to look at the second phase of the AWS joint venture; construction of a new water intake, water treatment plant and water Arrowsmith Lake transmission system to develop a sustainable water supply for the future. The Town of Qualicum Beach has no immediate need for bulk water, so it opted not to retain interest in the proposed new water intake, treatment facility and aquifer storage and recovery wells. The Town retained its interest in the Arrowsmith Dam, including the annual operations and maintenance. The RDN and the City of Parksville formed the Englishman River Water Service joint venture to go forward with the proposed intake and treatment plant. The ERWS joint venture parallels and complements the AWS joint venture; it has only Parksville and the RDN as participants. The City of Parksville retains a 74 percent interest in the venture, while the RDN retains 26 percent (based on the same percentage as the AWS agreement). Under the AWS agreement, Qualicum Beach has the option to buy in to the ERWS infrastructure at a future date.

Moving Ahead It is critical to meet the Vancouver Island Health Authority water treatment conditions to have the new water treatment facility in place and operational by the end of 2016. This means the ERWS partners need to have the intake constructed and at least a portion of the water treatment plant in operation by that deadline.

New AWS/ERWS Website

The purpose of constructing the Arrowsmith Dam was to create storage by capturing winter precipitation for use during the summer months when consumer demands are greater than the supply capacities of the municipal wells. Between May and October of each year, the dam releases water down the Englishman River for the purpose of adjusting river flows for water supply and fish enhancement. The construction of the Arrowsmith Dam has not only helped to secure water storage for but it has greatly enhanced the fish habitat in the Englishman River.

Currently, water is extracted from the Englishman River at the City’s Turner Road water intake/pump station. The current intake location and extraction capabilities no longer meet our future needs. Relocating the intake further upstream will further mitigate any detrimental health risks (such as fuel spills and septic discharge) and increase extraction capacities for the future.

November 8, 2011

Election 2011 The general election for the City of Parksville will be held November 19. The City’s website (Elections Info quicklink at parksville.ca) includes candidate information, requirements to vote in a municipal election and information on the Other Voting opportunity (referendum). Call 250 954-3060 for further information. Advanced Voting Opportunities Open 8 am to 8 pm Wednesday, November 9 and November 16 Parksville Community and Conference Centre (132 Jensen Avenue East) General Voting Day Open 8 am to 8 pm Saturday, November 19 Parksville Community and Conference Centre (132 Jensen Avenue East) Parksville Fellowship Baptist Church (550 Pym Street) Proof of identity and residency is required to vote. Voters who are not on the voters list and are registering on the day of voting are required to present two pieces of identification providing evidence of identity and place of residence. At least one piece of identification presented must have a signature.

City Dates

In 2012 and 2013, work will include water treatment pilot testing, water sampling, preparation of terms of reference and expressions of interest, engaging a design consultant, Aquifer Storage Arrowsmith Dam spillway completing process selection and and Recovery completing an aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) feasibility analysis. During this time frame, the ERWS will also finalize approvals, secure permitting and senior government funding and ASR is defined as the complete a detailed design of the intake, water treatment plant and water transmission mains. storage of water in a This work will help to establish the most cost effective treatment options, refine capital suitable aquifer when costs and determine future operating costs water is available and and procedures. recovery (use) of the same water later on when it is needed. The ERWS partners are interested in this type of storage system as it will allow the treatment and storage of water from the abundant winter supply source for use in the critical summer peak demands.

A9

On November 1, a new website for the Arrowsmith Water Service and Englishman River Water Service was launched. Intended to provide the public with much more up-to-date information, the enhanced website provides copies of minutes back to 1998, a meeting calendar, all reports, studies and where possible, future activities. Please have a look at www.arrowsmithwaterservice.ca Please send comments to communications@parksville.ca

ERWS Inaugural Meeting - Nov 9 The inaugural meeting of the Englishman River Water Service management board will be held on November 9 at 6 pm in the Forum, Parksville Civic and Technology Centre. Meeting information including agenda and reports was posted to the website in October. The public is welcome to attend.

City News and Views

November 9 November 11 November 16 November 17 November 19 November 21 December 5 December 8 December 15 December 19

Advanced Voting Remembrance Day (office closed) Advanced Voting Advisory Planning Commission General Voting Day Council and Committee of the Whole Inaugural Meeting of 2011-2014 Council Advisory Design Panel Meeting Advisory Planning Commission Council and Committee of the Whole

The public is encouraged to attend Council and Committee of the Whole meetings held on the first and third Mondays of the month at 6 pm. The public is welcome to observe the meetings of any advisory committee. Please refer to the City’s website for agendas and to confirm times and dates.

How to Reach Council MAYOR Acting Mayor Chris R Burger ............................................ 250 954-4661

COUNCILLORS Al Greir.........................................................................250 248-1285 Marc Lefebvre .............................................................250 248-2292 Teresa C Patterson ......................................................250 954-9488 Susan E Powell............................................................250 951-1082 Carrie Powell-Davidson ...............................................250 954-3758

citycouncil@parksville.ca City Hall, 100 Jensen Avenue East P O Box 1390, Parksville V9P 2H3 We welcome your comments on this issue of It’s Your City 250 954-3073 l communications@parksville.ca Facebook: http://facebook.com/cityparksville Twitter: http://twitter.com/city_parksville You will find It’s Your City in the PQB News on the second Tuesday of the month with a copy provided on the City’s website. We are committed to improving communications with our residents and you can help by providing feedback, comments or suggestions.

www.parksville.ca


A10 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011

www.pqbnews.com

COMMENTARY

Quote of the day

His right wing hit the first plane and then went over the side and he ditched it. Bill Ainslie

... B5

Honour and respect

R

emembrance Day is Friday. Which means a long weekend for most British Columbians. And the temptation to take full advantage of the three-day respite from work will be great. Some may hightail it out of town. Some will get a start on their Christmas shopping. Which is all well and good, provided we pause to honour and reflect on the sacrifices others made that allow us to enjoy such luxuries as long weekends, travel, bountiful stores. The last of the First World War veterans are gone. The ranks of those who served in the Second World War dwindle every year. Soon they, and the stories they tell to enliven that conflict to current generations, will also be gone. Their sacrifice and their selfless contribution when they were in the prime of their lives to allow us our current freedoms and quality of life are unquestioned. When they went off to war, the enemy was apparent, unmistakable in its intent. Their job was to be liberators, to vanquish that enemy, banish it forever as a threat. And as we watch them shuffle by in ever smaller ranks at Remembrance Day ceremonies, it’s hard not to swell with pride at the job they did so very well. The veterans of more contemporary conflicts, like the war in Afghanistan, don’t have it so easy. The war they were sent to fight is not universally seen as our war. The freedoms they fight to uphold are more removed from our daily lives. The decision to send them there is regarded by some as more political and ideological than just. Sixty years on, their stories won’t be of heroic landings by tens of thousands on fortified beaches; they’ll be about patrols along dusty roads where death might lurk in a pothole around the next corner. The success of their missions won’t be measured in our ability to vote in free elections but in better access to education and an improved standard of living in faraway lands. For that, their sacrifice is no less deserving of our honour and re— editorial from the Burnaby News Leader/Black Press spect.

No aptitude for math? Don’t fret, even Einstein had off days

I

f memory serves, I spent just one high school year studying the subject of geometry. The experience was nauseating, terrifying and bewildering. And here is the sum total of what I remember: In a rightangled triangle, the square on the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares on the other two sides. Now ask me how many times, in the decades since, I have needed to know anything at all about squares on triangles. Or hypotenuses. I think this is probably the first time I have ever used the word ‘hypotenuse’ since those dreary, dreadful days. I also have, in the dustbin that passes for my mind, vague memories of things called sines and cosines, logarithms and quadratic equations. Today, I wouldn’t know a quadratic equation from a quadriplegic The Parksville Qualicum Beach News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to: B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

Klingon. Nevertheless, I was doomed to spend uncountable hours in geometry, algebra, trigonometry and calculus classes having higher mathematical esoterica drilled in to my skull Well, not so much ‘drilled into’ as ‘ricocheted off.’ It seems I am genetically impervious to the joys of mathematics. All those propositions and equations pinged off my brainpan like BBs off a tin roof. Trying to teach me higher math was a colossal waste of time — both the teachers’ and mine. The difference was, the teachers were getting paid. Aside from the misery, there have been two long-term detrimental effects for me. Number one, I have always felt guilty about my arithmetical

impotence. Number two, I rear and freak like a spooked horse at the merest sight of numbers I’m expected to do something with. Figure out my bank By balance? GAAAAH! Arthur Calculate my height Black in centimetres? Mercy! I’m not belittling mathematics per se. The writer Don De Lillo defines mathematics as “what the world is when we subtract our own perceptions” — and I’m okay with that. I’m also aware that one of the great scientific treatises of the renaissance was a book called ‘Ars Magna’ (The Great Art). It was subtitled The Rules of Algebra. Fine. I’m just saying that mathematics and me equals The Date from Hell. Turns out I can finally let

Basic Black

THE NEWS is published every Tuesday and Friday by Black Press Ltd. #4 - 154 Middleton Ave. Parksville, B.C. V9P 2H2 250-248-4341

Question OF THE

Week

the guilt go. An item in a recent issue of the New York Times says that algebra, trig and calculus instruction is wasted on students who have no aptitude for higher math — indeed, on anyone not heading for a career in engineering or science. What makes the article compelling is the fact that the two authors, Sol Garfunkel and David Mumford, are career mathematicians. They make the argument that society would be much better served if math duds like me are given a course in what they call ‘quantitative literacy,’ which is to say, we should have been taught the basics of handling our own finances, plus straightforward concepts such as percentages, probability and risk. In other words, mathematics that could actually be useful as opposed to, say, squares on the hypotenuses of right-angled triangles.

What is your top local election issue?

Makes sense to me. Last year, a spokeswoman for The Vanier Institute of the Family announced that when you factor in mortgages, credit cards debt and lines of credit, the average Canadian family is carrying $100,000 in debt. Perhaps with a better grounding in basic math, more folks would figure out that maxing out their cards and paying a Mafia-worthy interest rate of 20 per cent on the balance is actually kind of a crummy deal. You don’t have to be Albert Einstein to get that. Speaking of whom, can you explain what the most famous equation of all time — E=mc squared — actually means? Me neither. But don’t feel bad. Somebody once said, “Since the mathematicians have attacked the Relativity Theory, I myself no longer understand it.” The somebody who said that was Albert Einstein.

This week’s question:

Who will make the best mayor in the Town of Qualicum Beach? Vote at: www.pqbnews.com

Health Care

E-MAIL ADDRESSES:

News Tips: editor@pqbnews.com Advertising: publisher@pqbnews.com

Publisher Peter McCully

Editor Steven Heywood

Accounts Pauline Stead

Production Peggy Sidbeck

Circulation Becky Merrick


www.pqbnews.com

THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011 •

LETTERS Town needs a full service hotel We keep hearing how much we need to bring tourism to beautiful Qualicum Beach. Yes a neighborhood pub would be great, but a pub alone won’t cut it. What this town really needs is a full service hotel; with a restaurant, meeting rooms, a ballroom that seats at least 150, a nice neighborhood pub and enough underground parking for around 200 cars (serving 150 rooms). It should be a two to three-story hotel blending in with the rest of the community. Please keep in mind, a hotel this size would not only be great for tourism but would also serve the business community, as well as the Oceanside residents. Also it would employ over 100 people, something that is certainly very much needed. Furthermore, the town would have a tremendous new source for taxes. I feel a development like this would be a win-win situation all around. We also have a perfect downtown location for our hotel and neighborhood pub on the corner of Fern and Memorial Avenue, at the former school bus depot. This is one of the few towns of this size in Canada that does not have a hotel in its center.

Gary Stribny Qualicum Beach

Council not to blame for KSS I am tired of Qualicum Beach council being blamed for the closure of KSS. Its possible closure is the result of funding decisions made by the BC Liberals and acted upon by our local school board. There are schools closing down all over B.C. and the communities losing these schools have demographics very different to those here. Also, who is responsible for Qualicum and the surrounding area becoming such a retirement community ? I suspect it has more to do with decisions made by members of the chamber of commerce than anything to do with our council.

Rules to write by

All letters to the editor must be signed and include your full name, home town and contact phone number. Those without these requirements will not be published. Letters must be 300 words or less and are subject to editing. THE NEWS retains the right not to publish any submissions.

No conflict here n the November 4 issue of THE NEWS Bernie Smith wrote a letter entitled, A legend indeed. His entire letter once again misinforms the public. It is unfortunate that those who have poison pens, do little to get their facts right. During my campaign in the last election I talked to Bernie about the fire hall and told him at that time I thought I might have a conflict of interest, because I lived next door to the Fire Chief Doug Banks. However as it turned out after being elected it was deemed by council, I didn’t have a conflict of interest. Over the next several months I spent countless hours working on the fire hall issue and finally coming to the decision that we could build it for $3 million without borrowing money. When it came time to vote of course I voted in favour. I along with other council members don’t mind being criticized when it is due. We all spend countless hours working on behalf of the taxpayers — it is important if you write letters to have your facts correct.

I

Feature Letter

Al Greir Parksville

Who are the people who keep building retirement condos rather than tourist facilities or investing in green industries? Of course we need to keep KSS open, but let us get real as to who is to blame for its closure!

Y.A. Zarowny Qualicum Beach

Question telling At Tuesday night’s all candidates forum in Qualicum Beach, I noted with interest, candidates speaking to the noted lack of young families choosing the town to reside in and possible solutions. Then a question was asked by an obviously frustrated young woman about her reality of a problem for her, the infrequency of garbage pickup. My recollection was that all candidates but one were resoundingly opposed to her asking to revisit the policy due to present cost savings. The one exception who appeared to recognize the possible in-

herent problems caused by existing policy on young families and suggested that there might be a way of handling families differently than the population at large, was none other than our present mayor, Teunis Westbroek It was a classic example of the reflective and constructive leadership that we have come to know since moving here eight years ago. Perhaps it was another example of listening to and hearing rather than just listening and reacting!

John McLenahan Qualicum Beach

On guard for thee I am deeply saddened with the lack of patriotism in this area when our national anthem is considered an unnecessary item on the agenda of our all candidates meetings. It is an integral part of our Canadian heritage, our home and native land. God keep our land

Send them in

A11

Mail: Box 1180, Parksville, B.C., V9P 2H2.. Fax: 250-248-4655 E-mail: editor@pqbnews.com. Online: www.pqbnews.com

glorious and free, Oh Canada we stand on guard for thee! It is shameful that many do not know the Canadian Anthem, yet understandable when it appears to have been put out to pasture. I suppose the word ‘God’ is offensive to some. It’s now more than ever all Canadians need unity and pride for the ounce of democracy we may have left in this country. I am honored to be a Canadian citizen with true patriot love and very proud to show it. I commend our neighbors across the border, they put us to shame!

Maureen O’Hearn Qualicum Beach

First impressions Perhaps the following quote by Maya Angelou would hold all voters in good stead: “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” Come to think of it, this statement holds true for every aspect of life, doesn’t it?

Diane Esther Coombs

Eyesores accepted A recent letter concerning the ugliness of campaign signs on public lands sparked this plea for a more permanent change to our signage. Most residents support the beautification of our city and there is a simple, fast, cost free action that would help this cause. Remove all sidewalk signage and make it illegal for businesses and other organizations to place advertising anywhere other than on their own property. I am thinking primarily about sandwich boards and blow up toys that are ugly, dangerously distracting to motorists and a serious impediment to mobility impaired residents trying to navigate our sidewalks. An unfortunate injury could happen to anyone with the additional risk of legal consequences. Ask our prospective councillors for their views and vote accordingly.

Rhys Harrison Parksville

Bouquets Brickbats

Mid Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement Society (MVIHES) would like to thank all of you who came to the Groundwater presentation by Dr. Gilles Wendling on Friday evening. We had an overflow crowd in a room that accommodates 180 people so there is no doubt that there is plenty of interest in this topic in the Englishman River watershed and beyond. We have a DVD available If anyone would like to view the presentation. The report will be posted on our website www. mvihes.bc.ca.

Faye Smith Parksville

A big bouquet to the lady who let me into the lineup for the Englishman River bridge as I was exiting Husky. I felt awful when the flag girl put up her stop sign for you. Thanks for the break.

Betsy Rutter Parksville

Many thanks to Ron Schuler Landscaping for finishing our backyard. Ron and T.R. and Tanner transformed an eyesore into a thing of beauty. Thanks for your work ethics.

Barbara Hamilton Parksville


A12 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011

www.pqbnews.com

Waterfront big at Craig Bay forum

Parksville’s Future Begins Today

Marc

Lefebvre Parksville City Council

On November 19th, Re-Elect Marc to Parksville City Council

MISSING TEETH?

Consider Dental Implants. Participate in a clinical study evaluating CERAMIC dental implants and receive and honorarium of up to 50% of treatment fee. -biocompatible -natural looking -metal-free

Call for FREE consultation:

It was a casual atmosphere at Craig Bay last Thursday when a couple dozen residents turned out for the latest Parksville all-candidates forum. Each of the candidates — four running for mayor and 12 of the 13 running for council — gave an opening statement and then faced the audience for questions, which were slow in coming. Candidate Jim Banks, who was hospitalized for stomach issues last week was

Stay Safe Your independence may increase with home medical equipment that helps provide safety in your bathroom.

[bath lift]

the home equipment specialists

250-740-0027

www.drpeterbrawn.ca

2517 Bowen Rd. Unit 106 Nanaimo BC V9T 3L2 Phone:(250) 756-9875 Toll-free: 1-800-667-1406

CARRIER OF THE MONTH FOR OCTOBER

AUREN RUVINSKY PHOTO

By AUREN RUVINSKY NEWS REPORTER

Parksville city council candidates, from left, Jesse Schroeder, Patricia Sibley and Bill Neufeld. not present. After a brief pause to consider changing the format to an informal meet-and-greet, a question was asked, launching the forum. There was some discussion about the proposed health centre, but the two questions that got the most response were about big developments and housing. A Craig Bay resident explained that a fellow resident had moved to the Beach Club in town because of driving issues and the lack of transportation. She said there is a lack of high-quality housing options and asked if council was afraid to move ahead on higher end developments. Incumbent councillor Marc Lefebvre said they were not afraid, they just hadn’t received any proposals

that fit. He pointed out the Beach Club generates $300,000 a year in taxes for the city. “We haven’t had much variety to chose from,” added fellow incumbent Al Greir. Bill Neufeld said it was the uproar over the waterfront that got him involved in politics. “I am very much against residential on the beach,” he told the waterfront residents, adding there is very little hotel space in the Beach Club, that it’s mostly residential. Incumbent Teresa Patterson said she works at the Beach Club — as though admitting a dark secret. “It’s out there now, I knew it would have to come out,” she said before defending the development and pointing out it has been open nearly four years, employs over

100 people and brings a lot of people, tourists and tax revenue to the city. Candidate Jesse Schroeder turned the question around, as he often does, and pointed out that, according to the woman’s story, her friend moved downtown due to a lack of transportation. “There has been a lot of focus on that one property,” he said, suggesting that efficient public transportation would solve a lot of issues, making cheaper accommodation in the regional district accessible to downtown low income workers for example. “We actually want people to come with proposals that differ from the OCP (official community plan),” suggested Peter Morrison, who explained that’s when council

The News recognizes

LUKAS FORSGREN of Parksville for his outstanding, complaint-free service for October 2011 Thank you! Our Carrier of the Month is supported by the following advertisers and receives these tokens as a thank you gift ... Tokens are not redeemable from this advertisement.

5.00 Gift Certificate

$

Teen Burger We believe in today’s youth!

Swim or Skate Congratulations to the Carrier of the Month! Enjoy your free Swim or Skate Pass

“Active Just for the Health of It.”

Big Mac

ESCAPE THE EVERYDAY at The Westin Bear Mountain Victoria Rates from $124* per couple per night Enjoy a well-cared-for respite. Sleep late in our Heavenly® Bed, let breakfast come to you and enjoy an unrushed checkout. • Complimentary breakfast for two each morning • Newspaper delivery • 4 p.m. late checkout, based upon availability Nobody does rest and relaxation like Westin. To book, visit www.bearmountain.ca/westin or call 1-888-533-2327 and quote ‘WHN’

DQ Treat We treat you right!

and

A backpack & cap

*Plus applicable taxes and resort fee. Based on availability.

has some power to require other things from developers. Mayoral candidate Rick Honaizer had spoken of his waterfront vision in his opening and jumped on the opportunity to promote his idea of a grand plaza development, with tourist and commercial space underneath, cascading from downtown to the waterfront, opening up views and increasing the amount of public parkland. Paul Reitsma, running for mayor, said Craig Bay was a great example of what can be done when the developers, city and region all work together and stick to the OCP. He said he cast the deciding vote against a big development on the Parksville flats, where Surfside RV is now, because it went against the OCP, which council violated in allowing the Beach Club. Acting mayor Chris Burger said they didn’t violate the OCP, they granted a height variance, which they are allowed to consider. He also corrected that most of the Beach Club, except for one building, is tourist commercial.


se a e l P er b em m e R

THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011 •

www.pqbnews.com

or Watch F

All Quality Foods stores will be closed Friday November 11th

END! K E E THIS W N NOV 13 12 SAT NOV

& SU

alogue ew Cat N e h T ne! View ile Onli Availab oon! Stores S and In

PEI Potatoes

3

Family Pack, 7.69 per kg

10lb bag

10 lb bag

each

Astro

Smooth ‘n Fruity Multi Pack Yogurt 12x100gr

3 2

Outside Round Oven Roast

Canadian “Premium”

99

Bakery Fresh

Calabrese Buns

2

99 Save

4

$ 50

6$ For

Hurry In ........ Offer Ends Nov 13!

* Personal shopping only, please. Not available for commercial enterprises or charitable and non-profit organizations.

50

PRELOADED QUALITY FOODS GIFT CARD

29

$

You Pay ONLY

99*

with 250,000

Q-Points

redeemed

Per lb

WOW Astro

$

49

49

Salt Spring

Smooth ‘n Fruity Yogurt

d gif c

A13

Fair Trade Organic Coffee

99 9 650gr

400gr

99

¢

Save $

3

Save $

6

25 off %

VIETRI

Comox, Courtenay, Port Alberni, Powell River, Qualicum Foods

Prices in effect November 7 - 13, 2011 For Store Locations & Hours, Please Visit www.qualityfoods.com


A14 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011

www.pqbnews.com

Fresh Extra Lean Ground Round

Outside Round Marinating Steak

Family Pack, 6.59 per kg

Family Pack, 8.13 per kg

Chicken Thighs

7

99 PER

lb

Bonus Q-Points Maple Lodge Salsalitta

Chicken Thighs Boneless 908gr, Each

10,000

Q

points

bonus

lb

• Produced with Pride by select Canadian Ranchers • 100% Satisfaction guaranteed

Smuckerʼs

A $3.49 Value

250ml

FREE!

2

3

99

Stoned Wheat Thins Crackers 300-325gr

Plus Applicable Fees

Castello Rosenborg

Camembert or Brie Cheese

99

Kraft

2$ for

Singles Cheese Slices 500gr

Christie

3

Triscuit Crackers 225gr

125gr

5

2$ for

5

7

99

Kraft

2$ for

5

Cheese Stick Selected, 200gr

2$ for

7

PAGE 2 11.07.2011

3000

10,000

for

400gr

500ml

Ribs

600-750gr, Each

2$

Ovaltine Original

Crown Corn Syrup

Rocky Mountain

250gr

120-132gr

12x355ml

300gr

2000

Bonus Q-Points

Philadelphia Soft Cream Cheese

Mini Cheese

Crush, Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper or Mug Root Beer

Snowcrest Cranberries

3500

PER

hormones • Vegetable Grain Fed

Jam or Marmalade

Offer is in effect Monday November 7th - Sunday November 13th

lb

Kraft

5000

330gr

FREE & Receive A

Butter 1kg

3

99

lb

PER

• Canada’s #1 Angus Beef • Naturally raised without antibiotics & growth

8.80 per kg

PER

1 BUY Peanut

Assorted Sizes

Gong de Lin Veggie Samosa

Sirloin Tip Oven Roast

99

Adams

Chapmanʼs No Sugar Added Frozen Novelties

5000

lb

17.61 per kg

Family Pack, 11.00 per kg

4

2

99

PER

Top Sirloin Grilling Steak

Fresh Boneless Skinless

Locally Raised BC Poultry

3

69


THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011 •

www.pqbnews.com

Fresh Boneless Skinless

Fresh BC

Locally Raised BC Pork

Pork Leg Roast

Shank or Butt Portion, 3.72 per kg

1 99

Chicken Breast

Family Pack, 13.20 per kg

Locally Raised BC Poultry

Smokies 450gr

PER

lb

4 99 99 2$ 10 3 4 Lilydale

Mitchell’s

Daystarters Turkey Bacon

Sliced Bacon 500gr

Chicken Wings & Chunkies 700gr

HOT HOT HOT PRICE!!!

Janes

Boxed Fish

Selected, 580-615gr Frozen

375gr

Each

Olymel

5

99

69

Grimm’s

A15

for

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12th & SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13th

lb

8 99 2 99 Each

Hertel’s

Fresh Gourmet Sausages 6.59 per kg

Each

Each

PER

PER

lb

Redeem Q-Points for great items in the New Catalogue! Coming to stores soon! Can’t wait for the New Fall & Winter Q-Card Rewards Catalogue? View it online Now! @ www.qualityfoods.com

Green Giant

Simply Steam Vegetables

2$ for

5

475ml

Classico

Pasta Sauce 410-650ml

PAGE 3 11.07.2011

Valley Selections Vegetables

2 $5 for

2

99

Kraft

Kraft Dinner Macaroni & Cheese

Q

points

bonus

Casa Fiesta Chipotle Peppers 198gr

3000 Casa Fiesta Seasoning Mix 40gr

2000 Heinz

Tomato Juice 1.36lt

150-200gr

Casa Fiesta Enchilada Sauce Mild, 284ml

3000 SOS Soap Pads 4ʼs

Green Giant 300-500gr

1lt

99 299

Valley Selections Rice or Stir Fry Vegetables 400gr

Tomato Ketchup Squeezable

Salad Dressing

¢

Green Giant

Heinz

Kraft

In Butter or Cheese Sauce, 250gr

2 $5 for

3$ for

4

2 $5 for

Plus Applicable Fees

2000 Green Works Liquid Laundry Detergent 1.33lt

3000


A16 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011

www.pqbnews.com

Add some culture to your grocery shopping at Quality Foods! Kraft

9 907gr

Kraft

Parmesan Cheese

Ristorante Pizza

99

250gr

325-390gr

3

Kraft

MacLaren’s

5

Primo

3

4

99

Primo

5

99

for

Ready To Serve Soup

Robin Hood

4$ for

5

4$ for

Primo

5

for

Christie

Premium Plus Crackers

540ml

Rogers

9

5

10kg

2

For

Granulated White Sugar

4$ for

5 3

99

Hellmann’s

Clover Leaf

1.42lt

Wild Red Pacific, 213gr

Sockeye Salmon

Clover Leaf

Medium Shrimp or Chunk Crabmeat

99

for

1kg

4

2

99 For

3

99

4

Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese

Kellogg’s

Corn Pops, Froot Loops or Frosted Flakes Cereal

4

99

Betty Crocker

In Water, 170gr

158-220gr

Skipjack Light Tuna

99 2 Robertson’s

Skippy

445-675gr

3

Red Rose

Peanut Butter

2

2$ for

Hamburger Helper

5

Ground Beef Coupon on specially marked packages

2$ for

1kg

144’s

250ml

2 $5

5

99

99 3

for

Christie

Austral

Thinsations

Nature Valley, Betty Crocker or General Mills

Healthy Option Fruit

Selected, 126-138gr

Fraser Valley

Granola Bars or Fruit Snacks Value Size, 272-552gr

215ml

Butter

3

454gr

5 3

Green Giant

99

2 $4 for

Sorbet or Frozen Yogurt Plus

Selected, 341-398ml

5$ for

5

3$ for

5 99

¢

5

99

all QF Stores will be Closed Friday November 11th!

Chapman’s

Canned Vegetables

99

Orange Pekoe Tea

250gr

99

99

Mini-Wheats or Raisin Bran Cereal

99 3

Great Jamaican

Europe’s Best

Ginger Beer

Gourmet Delight Natural Fruit

6x296ml

1-2lt

for

Kellogg’s

200-350gr

Clover Leaf

4$

925gr

345-485gr

Marmalade or Lemon Curd

106-120gr

99

750gr

Kraft

Chipits Baking Chips

Oats

Corn Flakes Cereal

2$

Hershey

Robin Hood

4kg

To honour those who gave their service, futures and lives, Real Mayonnaise

All Purpose Flour

99

900gr

3$

4 99

Island Gold

Kellogg’s

for

8

99

450gr

¢

Veggie Fed White Eggs

5 2 1.36kg

Creamy Deluxe Frosting

432-461gr

12’s

Beans

525-540ml

SuperMoist Cake Mix

Original Roast Coffee

Margarine

Betty Crocker

2$

680ml

for

Betty Crocker

Thick & Zesty Pasta Sauce

796ml

3$

4

for

Maxwell House

Imperial

2$

99

Primo

Tomatoes

900gr

241gr

440-550gr

Primo

Pasta

Variety Pack, 725gr

Brownie or Cookie Mix

170-200gr

Sharp Cheddar, 250gr

99

Holiday Oreo Cookies

Betty Crocker

Shredded Cheese

Imperial Cold Pack Cheese

Christie

Superstack Potato Chips

99

A17

Wake up your taste buds at breakfast without alarming your wallet!

Pringles

Dr. Oetker

Cracker Barrel or Mozzarella Cheese

THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011 •

www.pqbnews.com

Chapman’s

Original Ice Cream 2lt

600gr

99 4

99 4

Plus Applicable Fees

99 3

2

99


A18 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011

www.pqbnews.com

Grandoro

New York Style

Proscuitto Cotto Ham

Corned Beef

Chicken Breast

Cooked, Smoked or Cajun

1

1

49

69

Bonus Q-Points Raincoast Gourmet

Cracker Crisps

PER gr

100

Lilydale

Fat Free Oven Roasted Turkey Breast

2

Q

points

bonus

3000 Sunny D Citrus Punch 2.4lt

3000 Kraft Deli Deluxe Swiss Slices 200gr

3000

Red Potato with Dijon Mustard, Beet or Vinaigrette Coleslaw

PER gr

100

3000 Melitta Basket Filters

Dubliner Cheddar or Blarney Cheese

5

Olde English

Stilton

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

99

English

Cheddar with Toffee

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

Each

Applewood

Smoked Cheddar

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

299 399 399

Sockeye Salmon

Frozen or Previously Frozen

for

2000 Delta Premium Long Grain Rice

3000

Dry Garlic Wings...

Medium

Fried Rice ....................... Spring Roll

95 575 119

Each ..........................................

Available at Select Stores

8

Basa Fillet

Frozen or Previously Frozen

99

¢

3

99 PER gr

100

Fresh

Steelhead Fillets

31/40 Size, Raw P&D

2

29 PER gr

100

1

49

Frozen or Previously Frozen

Fresh Ahi Tuna

PER

100gr

White Tiger Prawns Frozen or Previously Frozen

PER

100gr

1

69 PER

100gr

PAGE 6 11.07.2011

4ʼs

Medium

Machine Peeled Shrimp

1.81kg

Purex Ultra Bathroom Tissue

Each

Chicken with Black Bean Sauce

2$

8x14-18.5gr

3000

6 50 8 8

99

PER gr

Boneless Skinless

6 oz Portion

Nescafe Cappuccino

420ml

Crispy Chicken Drumsticks

Serving Suggestions

5000

Campbellʼs Chunky Soup

10 Pack

Medium

100ʼs

3500

PER

100gr

100

Kolik Gripe Water 150ml

29

¢

Irish

200gr

1

99

69

10,000

427gr

100

Salads

150gr, Each

Parkay Soft Margarine

PER gr


THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011 •

www.pqbnews.com

Bakery Fresh

Bakery Fresh

Multigrain Buns

Alpine Bread

4

2$ for

Bakery Fresh

Bakery Fresh

• Ranger • Chocolate Chip • Oatmeal Raisin

Cookies

8” Apple Pie

3

99

Raspberry Truffle Cake

10

99

Vanilla Slice ............... for

1999

Triple Layer

Almond or Soy Beverage 1.89lt

White or 100% Whole Wheat, 567gr

8”

Pumpkin Cream Pie...............................................

for

PAGE 7 11.07.2011

Regular

Dark Chocolate Chips

600gr

Watch for Kashi Cereal Coupon on specially marked boxes!

San Remo

946ml

3lt

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

69

¢ PER gr

100

Maison Orphee

Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Delicate, 500ml

99 14

2 $4

99 7

Danone

Bragg

Maison Orphee

8x80-93ml

946ml

454gr

DanActive or Danacol Yogurt Drink

99

4

Oat, Rice or Almond Dream

6

2$ for

All Purpose Seasoning

Now available at all Quality Foods Stores! Quality Foods is proud to introduce over 100 new

Quality Fresh Bulk Packs! ...a food safe alternative to bulk food bins with no cross contamination!

Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

99 5

99 4

99 8

Quality Fresh

Quality Fresh

Sweet Treats Wafer Delight Bar Milk Chocolate, 320gr

99 2

Sweet Treats Assorted Candies 700gr

3 Korn Bread Each e

5000

points Q

bonus

WholeGrains or Country Original 12 Grain Bread

1299 2 $ 599

Cherry or Chocolate...............

for

3

3

To Die For Chocolate Cake........ Cheesecake

Bakery Fresh

99

6 Pack

Bread

Beverage

Silk

Bonus Q-Points

Dempster’s

2 $5

Double Layer

for

Muffins

McGavin’s

2

6 49

Bakery Fresh

99

18 Pack

3

A19

99 1

Country Harvest Bread 100% Stone Milled or Seven Grain 675gr

5000

Dempsterʼs Bagels

Cinnamon Raisin, 6ʼs

5000 Dempsterʼs Pita Snackers Flax, 375gr

5000 Boost Meal Replacement 6x237ml

3000 Bobʼs Red Mill Rolled Quick Oats 907gr

5000

Spectrum Organic Soy Mayonnaise 473ml

3000 Kraft Peanut Butter 500gr

3000 Purina Dry Cat Chow 750gr

3000 Ken L Ration Kibbles ʻn Bits 6kg

10,000


www.pqbnews.com

Watch for Triple Q Points This Weekend Large

Pom Wonderful

Fresh Pomegranates

2$ for

4

New Crop

69

California “Dole Label”

Fresh Celery 1.52 per kg

1

3.28 per kg

1.52 per kg

Braeburn Apples

California “Primetime”

per lb

Floral

Floral

Fresh Green Bell Peppers 2.84 per kg

Floral

Floral

Floral

1

California Grown

Roma Tomatoes

Large

1.94 per kg

29

Floral

Or

per lb Floral

Floral

Floral

11

an ic

Zygo Cactus

99 Each

Cash n Carry

Alstromeria

2$ for

“Photos for presentation purposes only” Qualicum Foods - 705 Memorial 752-9281 Port Alberni - 2943 10th Ave. 723-3397 Nanoose Bay - 2443 Collins Cr. 468-7131 Parksville - 319 E. Island Hwy. 954-2262 Campbell River - 465 Merecroft Rd. 287-2820 Powell River – 4871 Joyce Ave. (604) 485-5481

7

Narcissus Paperwhites

7

49

Each

Email Address: customerservice@qualityfoods.com Nanaimo – Beban Plaza – 2220 Bowen Rd. 758-3733 Nanaimo – Harewood Mall – 530 5th St. 754-6012 Nanaimo – Northridge Village – 5800 Turner Rd. 756-3929 Comox Valley – 2275 Guthrie Rd. 890-1005 Courtenay - 1002 -2751 Cliffe Avenue 331-9328

www.qualityfoods.com AppyHour.ca

Org a

5”

1

BC Grown

Organic Winter Squash

1 lb bag

2$ for

Organic

Phone App

Organic

BC Grown “Fancy”

Organic Honeycrisp Apples

1

29 per lb

99 per lb

Organic Avocadoes

3 ct bag

4

2

Free Wi-Fi

Use your

per lb

Mexican “Hass Variety”

Washington Grown

Organic Baby Cut Carrots

ic

¢

4.39 per kg

2.84 per kg

nic

Each

Organ ic

12

Or g

99

per lb

Organ

anic Or g

c ni ga Assorted r O

6”

Remembrance Bouquet

nic ga

49

88

ic

Floral

¢

Per lb

an

99 2.18 per kg

¢

Or g

Washington “Extra Fancy”

Per lb

Fresh Persimmons

Fresh Cantaloupe or Honey Dew Melons

69

¢

California “Fuyu Variety”

California “Ready-To-Eat”

Organic

l ties

A20 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011

MON.

TUES.In

7

8

WED. Store

9

NOVEMBER

99 each

THUR.

FRI.

SAT.

SUN.

10

11

12

13

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES


www.pqbnews.com

THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011 •

REMEMBRANCE DAY

A21

2011

Aircrew group, others, are losing members When Frank Horner drives to Nanaimo once a month from now on, he won’t be doing it as a member of the Aircrew Association. Like so many other groups and organizations from the Second World War, the Aircrew Association is no more. “It came to an end this summer,” he said. “It’s like so many of these things. They’re just running out of membership. Even the Legions are changing their membership requirements to get younger people in. Everybody is running out of that particular generation.” The news came particularly hard in light of the news that his beloved Falcon Field Association also wound up operations this year. Horner got inolved in the Aircrew Association in 2007, when Nanaimo organizer Ned Stanley gave him a call at his home in Qualicum Beach. “The Aircrew Association was a social club, an international collection of anybody who had been on the Allied side who had a flying badge,” he said. “Just like the other groups from around the world, it was a monthly lunch meeting where we would talk about our airforce days and so on.” Like other veterans’ associations, they contacted Horner — now 86 — in a bid to attract younger members. “When I first started going in Nanaimo, there were 16 people involved,” Horner remembered.

SUBMITTED PHOTOS

By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER

Then and later. Frank Horner poses by the Harvard trainer he learned to fly in, in 1944 (left). He stikes the same pose in 1991 during Falcon Field’s 5oth anniversary.

You can regret those things, but time marches on and you have to accept that this is the way things go

FRANK HORNER

Aircrew Association

“Now there are less than half that.” The steady winnowing of membership was not confined to Nanaimo. Every year, around the globe, meeting conversation often involved reminiscences of old so and so, who had been a member but who had recently succumbed to old age. “Like so many of these organizations that rely on the wartime generation, they were just losing membership and those who were still involved were getting too old to take on the responsibility for running these things. There

OTE Nov 19th

wasn’t any future but to close it down.” Horner had always been fascinated with aviation and he began his flying career as soon as he was eligible. In 1942, still in school, he signed up as a future member of the RAF in London at age 17. The following year, he joined the PNB scheme, which was a training program for pilots, navigators and bomb aimers. In 1944, Horner crossed the Atlantic to train as a pilot at Falcon Field in Mesa, Arizona. “It was a Royal Air Force unit, with American civilians as instructors, using the RAF syllabus. I finished in seven months, from June of 1944 to January of 1945.” The top pilot in his class, Horner was sent back to the UK for active service, but he was never to pilot a plane under enemy fire. “In the UK things were slowing down because the war was coming to an end. A lot of the fellows never went anywhere and just transferred to the fleet air arm — and they didn’t neces-

sarily continue flying, either.” Horner was posted to a heavy conversion unit, where he was preparing to pilot a bomber. However, two of his crew members moved on to training duties, and his air crew was split up and given ground jobs. That wasn’t good enough for Horner, who had flying in his blood, so he requested to go back into flying. “Much to my surprise, the request went through. The plan had been to form what was to be called Tiger Force, which was going to be a bunch of RAF squadrons of heavy bombers based in Okinawa to bomb the Japanese mainland by night while the Americans with their B-29s would bomb during the day.” The dropping of the atomic bomb put paid to those plans. Over the many

years since that dramatic time, Horner traveled numerous times back to Arizona to visit Falcon Field, which contained so many memories of his youth. He kept in touch through the Falcon Field association and was on hand in 1991 for the 50th anniversary celebration, which featured an appearance by Falcon Field founder and actor Jimmy Stewart. Since then, like the Aircrew Association, membership has waned and withered. “Falcon Field had a big thing for Remembrance Day last year and that was their final thing,” he said. “You can regret those things, but time marches on and you have to accept that this is the way things go. It’s like your youth disappearing. You’re sorry about it, but you can’t do anything about it.”

ber

Novem

Blowout! $ 95 34

Oil Change, Lu Lube ube & Filter Service $ 95 Tire Rotation ion with ith oil Change

9

Brake ake Inspection

FREE

with

Tire Rotation

Parksville Service Petro Canada 431 E. Island Hwy.

PARKSVILLE

248-4745

A to Zebra

TIME TO EMPTY THE PANTRY & SHARE... Nov. 8th-15th GIVE: a full bag

A Selection of Fabulous Jeans, Vests, Sweaters & Coats

@ 25% OFF

250-248-2841

Hours: 9 9:30–5:00pm - 6 days a week a

ya all taxes included

RBC DOMINION SECURITIES

MARKET REPORT Royal Bank ...................... $45.85 Tim Hortons .....................$49.98 BCE ............................... $39.43 Stock Markets TSX ............................ 12,408.25 Dow Jones ..................11,983.24 Canadian Dollar ..... 0.9816 USD Gold ................................$1,749 Oil ...................................$94.39 Natural Gas......................$3.778 Rate(s) as of Friday, November 4, 2011. Prices and rates subject to change and availability.

TransCanada ................... $42.37 RIM .................................$19.31 Suncor ........................... $32.89 GIC’s 1 Year .............................. 1.82% 2 Year .............................. 2.05% 3 Year .............................. 2.25% 4 Year .............................. 2.48% 5 Year .............................. 2.78% Cashable.......................... 1.15% High Interest Account ....... 1.20% *minimum $20,000

Boost your returns with tax-efficient investment strategies.

For more information, call Oliver Sayah & Associates Wealth Management Team at 250-248-2104 or 1-800-675-7240 Professional Wealth Management Since 1901 RBC Dominion Securities Inc.* and Royal Bank of Canada are separate corporate entities which are affiliated. *Member-Canadian Investor Protection Fund. ®Registered trademark of Royal Bank of Canada. Used under licence. RBC Dominion Securities is a registered trademark of Royal Bank of Canada. Used under licence. ©Copyright 2011. All rights reserved.

Q ualicum B each S eniors’ C entre

◆ Yoga, Ukulele players, Movie, Scrabble Tuesdays ◆ Bridge, Art Group, Needlework Needlewo rk Group, Cards Wednesdays ◆ Tai Chi, Bridge, Dominoes Thursdays ◆ Songbirds Choir, Whist, Partners Bridge, Chess Exercise Class Fridays ◆ Darts, Yoga, Mahjong, Wii Mondays

Lunch Served from 11:30am-1:00pm - Very Reasonable Prices Drop in for camaraderie in the tea room Baked goodies and coffee or tea all day til 3pm Choose a book from the library. Check out Sheila’s “Out ‘n About” corner for the best trips available

Open 9am - 3:30pm Mon - Fri (closed holiday Mondays) Membership just $15 per year

703 Memorial Ave., Qualicum Beach (bottom floor Qualicum Foods Grocery Store)

250-752-0420

Check us out at: www.qbseniors.shawbiz.ca PROUDLY SPONSORED BY

of groceries for The Food Bank

RECEIVE: 20% OFF Everything in the Store

155 E. Jensen Avenue, Parksville Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm • 250-248-4164

office 250-752-0067 www.sandifordhomes.com

tf 1-800-570-0067 fx 250-752-0097 e info@sandifordhomes.com

Bill LUCHTMEIJER COUNCILLOR - QUALICUM BEACH

Careful and Accountable with your tax dollars


A22 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011

www.pqbnews.com

BUSINESS Resort parent under creditor protection Pacific Shores Resort owner, to file a restructure plan VICTORIA — The parent company of Nanoose Bay’s Pacific Shores Resort and Spa has been granted creditor protection by the BC Supreme Court. In an announcement made Oct. 26, AviaWest reported the court decision was made Oct. 24. Under the order, AviaWest, which also owns the Parkside in Victoria, will continue to operate and create a restructuring plan under the court-appointed monitor, Grant Thornton LLP. Grant Thornton LLP will be monitoring the claims process. Creditors will be able to submit a claim supporting the amounts owning to them, including any amounts owning as of Oct. 24, 2011. AviaWest states in a media release that the claims process will take two to three weeks. Grant Thornton LLP, stated the company, will also ensure the AviaWest Resort Group “meets all of its financial obligations for operational costs from the date of filing forward.” “We sincerely regret any hardship or challenges this situation may cause you and your business,” said the media — Submitted/AviaWest release.

Big Boys Toys is once again sending out this motorhome, asking area residents to fill it full of food bank donations. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Motorhome campaign helps feed hungr y PARKSVILLE — Big Boy’s Toys RV Center is helping to feed central Vancouver Island’s hungry with its annual campaign to fill a motorhome with food. The campaign runs until

Dec. 15, assisting the Salvation Army and mid Island food banks cope with increased demands over the holiday season. In the last three years, more than 10,400 kilograms

of food as well as cash donations have been donated. The motorhome will be making stops at most Quality Food stores, Royal Bank branches, and Mid Island Co-op locations in Nanaimo,

Parksville and Qualicum. Donations can also be dropped off at Big Boys Toys, 1421 E. Island Hwy., Nanoose Bay. For details, go to www.bigboystoys.ca. — Black Press

Giving yourself permission to spend

I

have had many discussions over the past few months with folks that are not giving themselves permission to spend their money even though they have no reason not to. This prompted me to write an article on this issue. The discussion tends to go like this: “We own our home with no mortgage, we have a pension that pays all our monthly bills and we have $200,000 in investments. We are in our

mid-60s, retired and want to do some traveling but we are not sure if we should be spending our money as we do not want to run out of it.” I have found in most cases the reason for this positioning is folks have not had the opportunity to sit down with a financial advisor and calculate how much money they could spend and not run out of cash. Once an advisor can demonstrate to you that you can go ahead

and travel without being concerned about running out of cash, at this point, you are empowered to give yourself permission to spend without guilt. We keep hearing that one needs $1,000,000 to retire today, this is clearly not the case. The reason people come up with these lofty numbers is because everyone makes that same mistake. The mistake is to think that one needs a linear amount of income during

Where it Counts By Stuart Kirk retirement, when the opposite is true. What generally happens in the early years of retirement is that your income needs might actually go up as you are active

and healthy and are traveling, as you get older your income needs will decline. Eventually one of the two spouses will have a health issue, travel insurance becomes too expensive and traveling generally becomes a pain. Remember that when you retire hopefully your kids have left home, you probably will be mortgage free, you will more than likely downsize to one vehicle. I meet too many

people with regrets about trips they did not do as they never gave themselves the permission to spend their own money. When I sit down with them and analyze their financial situation they could have done the trips. It is particularly frustrating when people are not intending on leaving a large estate but do so because of bad planning at the expense of not fulfilling their travel dreams.

Structuring Retirement Income • Life Annuities • GICs • Term Certain Annuities • ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) • Dividends • REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts) Robert Willis, CFP® Senior Investment Advisor DWM Securities Inc.

Call Robert Willis, CFP® today 250-752-5100 Your Retirement Income Specialist

Member of the Scotiabank Group™

(250) 752-5100 • #2 - 668 Beach Road, Qualicum Beach, B.C.

rwillis@dundeewealth.com

*Insurance Products provided through Dundee Insurance Agency Ltd.

1 2 3 4 5

YEAR YEAR YEAR YEAR YEAR

If you have some extra cash or even a home that is debt free and have some travel dreams, meet with a financial advisor to discuss your options. Life is too short. Written by Stuart Kirk, CIM. Stuart Kirk is a Retirement Planning Specialist with Precision Wealth Management Inc. The opinions expressed are those of the author and may not necessarily reflect those of Precision Wealth Management Ltd. For comments or questions Stuart can be reached at stuart@precisionwealth.ca or 250-954-0247.

2.00% 2.15% 2.35% 2.60% 2.80%

As at November 7, 2011. All rates are subject to change without notice.

(All companies represented are members of CDIC, CUDIC or ASSURIS, minimums may apply.)


www.pqbnews.com

THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011 •

Hydro debt grows, B.C. deficit shrinks By TOM FLETCHER BLACK PRESS VICTORIA — Energy Minister Rich Coleman is examining BC Hydro’s rapidly growing deferred expenses, part of which end up as a dividend to ease the provincial government’s deficit. Auditor General John Doyle reviewed BC Hydro’s books and found that as of March, $2.2 billion of the utility’s debt was placed in deferral accounts. Deferred expenses are expected to grow to $5 billion by 2017. In a report released last Friday, Doyle said deferral accounts for

major capital costs are an acceptable practice to smooth out rate increases, but BC Hydro’s use of it runs ahead of other Canadian utilities. The practice can “mask the true cost of doing business, creating the appearance of profitability where none actually exists, and place undue burdens on future taxpayers,” Doyle warned. Doyle added that “there does not appear to be a plan to reduce the balance of these accounts.” Coleman acknowledges that the share of declared profit BC Hydro is required to pay to government

Real estate prices up six per cent here PARKSVILLE — Home sales prices in the Parksville and Qualicum Beach area jumped six per cent for the 12-month period from the end of Oct. 2010 to Oct. 2011. The increase was reported by the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) last week. Comox Valley rose 10 per cent for the same period, easily the biggest increase in any of the six Vancouver Island Real Estate Board zones. Campbell River slipped one per cent (to $291,451), Nanaimo rose five per cent (to $356,453), Parksville/Qualicum jumped six per cent (to $366,226), Port Alberni/West Coast went up three per cent (to $219,085) and the Cowichan Valley fell one per cent (to $334,061). Statistics for October 2011 show that 301 single-family units sold throughout the VIREB coverage area (Vancouver Island north of Victoria) — an increase of 24 per cent compared to September 2010 but close to last month’s 318 units. The average price of a single family home sold in October through the VIREB MLS system was $325,308, up two per cent from the $318,609 posted in September 2010. — Vancouver Island Real Estate Board

Pet photos with Santa Nov. 19 By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER

They’ve only been in Parksville for five months, but Sue Battle and her crew at Bosley’s Pet Foods are already making a point to help out the community. Battle said Bosley’s plans to hold a pet photos with Santa event from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, with photography donated by the Oceanside Photography Club. All proceeds from the event will go to the local SPCA shelter. “We love our pets and our customers love the photography for their dogs, cats, birds and ferrets,” she said. “We need the SPCA. They do such good work and we need to support them.” All pets are welcome to get their picture taken with Santa for a $5 donation. news@pqbnews.com

has reduced the provincial deficit. BC Hydro paid $463 million to the province in March, based on a legislated formula that it provide 85 per cent of net income to its only shareholder, the B.C. government. The province’s

deficit for the current fiscal year is expected to be $2.3 billion, an estimate that tripled when the harmonized sales tax was defeated in a referendum and the government had to budget for paying back transition funds to Ottawa.

NDP leader Adrian Dix pressed Coleman in the legislature Tuesday to account for bonuses paid to BC Hydro executives. Coleman replied that profits were only one determinant of bonuses.

For

A23

“For 17 years I have served on the Parksville Advisory Planning Commission. Of the five Mayors I served under Paul Reitsma was the most dynamic, visionary, best manager and he always looked after his volunteers.” Cy O’Leary, Parksville Mayor:

REITSMA, Paul

— Black Press

Top Realtors Top Results

The Best In Local Real Estate

FEATURED LISTING #166 - 1080 Resort Drive, Parksville

OF THE

WEEK

‘Your Guide to Oceanside’

Celia Myers www.celiamyers.com

250-954-9014

Parksville

248-8371 Qualicum Beach

752-3375

1-888-954-4433

To view: www.VacationCottage.CanBYours.com Text ‘house 67336’ to 32075

$309,900

250-248-8371

• • • • •

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms Swimming Pool and Hot Tub Close to Beach & Shopping 1109 Square Feet Lots of Upgrades

coastrealty.com

Coast Realty Group (Parksville) Ltd.

314 East Island Highway, Parksville Toll Free: 1-888-954-4433 Fax: 250-248-5841 Email: joped@shaw.ca www.josellsoceanside.com

Coast Realty Group Parksville Ltd.

Jo Pedersen

r Sheryl T yle

Committed ... Competent ... Connected ...

coastrealty.com

“Providing Knowledge, Service and Dedication” 689 Memorial Ave Qualicum Beach

250-752-3375

s.tyler@shaw.ca

Toll free 1-888-954-4433

Brenda

Nicolls

Personal Real Estate Corporation

OUTSTANDING 250-248-8371

Are you a...

Top Realtor ...Looking for Top Results? Call Leigh Ann today 250-248-2545 ext. 223 to reserve your ad space!

250-752-2466 • 1-800-668-3622 Anchor Realty 113 West 2nd Ave, Qualicum Beach 113 West 2nd Ave, Qualicum Beach www.remaxanchor.ca Each Office Independently Owned & Operated


A24 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011

www.pqbnews.com

POWELL RIVER REGIONAL DISTRICT & ISLANDS TRUST

Notice of Election by Voting TRUSTEE –– LASQUETI ISLAND LOCAL TRUST AREA OF THE ISLANDS TRUST PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given to the electors of the Lasqueti Island Local Trust Area that an Election by Voting is necessary to elect two Trustees for a term of up to three years commencing December 2011 and continuing until December 2014. The persons nominated as candidates and for whom the votes will be received are:

Surname JOHNSTON WEINERTH MORRISON PETERSON

Usual Names Peter Tom Susan Timothy James

Jurisdiction of Residence Fletcher Road, Lasqueti Island Mine Road, Lasqueti Island Welsh Road, Lasqueti Island Main Road, Lasqueti Island

Voting area –Electors eligible to vote in this election are all those who meet the qualifications to vote (as outlined below) and who reside or own property in the Lasqueti Island Local Trust Area, which consists of Lasqueti Island and some surrounding small islets.

DIRECTOR - ELECTORAL AREA ‘E’ OF THE POWELL RIVER REGIONAL DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY is given to electors of Electoral Area E of the Powell River Regional District that an election by voting is necessary to elect one Director for a three-year term commencing December, 2011 and continuing until December, 2014. The persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are:

Surname PETERSON ANDERSON

Usual Names Timothy James Merrick

Jurisdiction of Residence Main Road, Lasqueti Island Teapot Road, Lasqueti Island

Voting area – electors eligible to vote in this election are all those who meet the qualifications to vote (as outlined below) and who reside or own property in Electoral Area E of the Powell River Regional District, which consists of Lasqueti Island and some surrounding small islets.

QUALIFICATIONS TO VOTE In order to vote, a person must meet the qualifications as either a Resident Elector or a Non-Resident Property Elector and the person must register at the time of voting. ELECTOR REGISTRATION At the time of voting, you must make a declaration that you meet the following requirements:  Canadian citizen who is 18 years of age or older,  resident of BC for at least 6 months,  resident OR registered owner of real property of the jurisdiction for which voting is taking place for at least 30 days immediately preceding voting day, and  not otherwise disqualified by law from voting. Non resident property electors: If you are the registered owner of real property in Electoral Area E but you do not regularly reside there, you may register and vote as a non-resident property owner, provided that at the time of voting, you meet the qualifications to vote (above). In addition you must provide proof of identity (see below), proof of property ownership and the written consent of the majority of the property owners. Consent forms are available from the Regional District website at powellriverrd.bc.ca – from the home page go to 2011 Elections, Voter Qualification & Registration and Non Resident Property Electors. You may also call the office and we will send you a copy. Sections 51, 57 and 58 of the Local Government Act govern the registration and voting of non-resident property electors. Corporations are not entitled to vote. VOTER IDENTIFICATION At the time of voting, all voters must present 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity. Examples: driver’s license, medical/care card, passport, utility bill, tax notice, letter, etc.

VOTING OPPORTUNITIES General Voting

8:00 am - 8:00 pm on Saturday November 19, 2011 at False Bay School, Lasqueti Island

Advance Voting

8:00 am to 8:00 pm on Wednesday November 9, 2011 at Lasqueti Community Hall, Lasqueti Island

Mail Ballot Voting

New and is available for qualified electors:

• who have a physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting opportunity; or • who expect to be absent from the regional district on general voting day and at the times of all advance voting opportunities; or • who regularly reside in any electoral area where the only access from their residence to a voting place is by boat or aircraft. Mail ballot packages must be requested from the Regional District office. Requests may be made in person, by mail, fax or email. Phone requests will not be accepted. Requests must be submitted to: Chief Election Officer, Powell River Regional District, 5776 Marine Avenue, Powell River, B.C. V8A 2M4, Fax: 604-483-2229 or Email: vote@powellriverrd.bc.ca. Requests must contain the following, printed information: • Your full name & mailing address; • Your residential street address ; and • How you want to receive your mail ballot package: Pick up at the Regional District office, OR Regular letter mail through Canada Post to your mailing address or to an alternate address. The last day to request a mail ballot is Friday, November 18, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. The mail ballot package contains instructions, the application for voter registration, the ballots and the necessary return envelopes that will protect the secrecy of your vote. Deadline for mail ballots: In order for your ballot to be counted in the election, it is the elector’s responsibility to return the ballot package to the Chief Election Officer at the Regional District office no later than 8 pm on Election Day - November 19, 2011.

QUESTIONS on all voting matters for the 2011 local elections in the Powell River Regional District should be directed to: • Pat Christie, Chief Election Officer, or Brenda Paquin, Deputy Chief Election Officer, Regional District Office, 5776 Marine Avenue, Powell River BC V8A 2M4 (8:30 – 4:30, Monday – Friday); Phone: 604-483-3231, email: vote@powellriverrd.bc.ca • Deputy Chief Election Officer Melinda Auerbach at 250-333-8898 or melinda@lasqueti.ca. Pat Christie, Chief Election Officer, October 24, 2011

CatSpan volunteer Jenny Papineau is currently looking after Precious on a temporary basis. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Abandoned cat cared for By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER “My Precious!” Belinda Davies has never been to the Misty Mountains and she doesn’t have a magic ring, but the Nanoose Bay resident is hoping someone in the community will step forward and say that phrase in the near future. Precious, in this case, is a cat, found on the side of a road, dragging herself along with her front paws, her hind end completely paralyzed. Picked up by a kind stranger and taken to a vet in Nanaimo, Precious, as she was later named, was clearly no feral cat — one of the reasons why the veterinarian refused to euthanized the badly damaged feline. As luck would have it, Davies, who works as a volunteer with Nanoose Bay CatSpan, was in the Nanaimo vet clinic at the time and she agreed the cat needed a second chance and pledged that her group would do what it could for Precious. It was a tall order. “Her injuries are older, maybe two or three years or older,” Davies said. “She’s in excellent condition, clean, well looked after, but she had no control of bowel or bladder, so someone was clearly taking care of her. Her initial diagnosis was complete back end paralysis, likely caused by being hit by a car.” The CatSpan team pondered why Precious had been abandoned after being cared for so well, for so long. “Our guess is that this was an older person who might have ended up in the hospital or in a home,” Davies said. “It’s like, overnight her caregiver was no longer available and someone dropped the cat off overnight.” That was in mid-August, and it appears the last-minute reprieve was the right decision to make, as the cat has made significant progress. “She has great upper torso strength,” Davies said. “She is truly an amazing cat, full of spirit and love. SEE

CATSPAN ON A28


www.pqbnews.com

0ARKSVILLE 1UALICUMĂ&#x2013;.EWS $EADLINES 4UESDAYĂĽ%DITIONĂĽ

THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011 â&#x20AC;˘

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHILDREN

DEATHS

LEGALS

PERSONALS

CHILDCARE AVAILABLE

8PSE"ET4HURSDAYxxPM %JTQMBZ"ET4HURSDAYxxPM &RIDAYĂĽ%DITIONĂĽ 8PSE"ET4UESDAYxxPM %JTQMBZ"ETx4UESDAYxxAM -!*/2ĂĽ#!4%'/2)%3ĂĽ ).ĂĽ/2$%2ĂĽ/&ĂĽ !00%!2!.#% &!-),9x!../5.#%-%.43 #/--5.)49x !../5.#%-%.43 42!6%, #(),$2%. %-0,/9-%.4 0%23/.!,x3%26)#%3 "53).%33x3%26)#%3x 0%43xx,)6%34/#+ -%2#(!.$)3%x&/2x3!,% 2%!,x%34!4% 2%.4!,3 !54/-/4)6% -!2).%

!'2%%-%.4

BCCLASSIĂ&#x2122;EDCOMx CANNOTx BEx RESPONSIBLEx FORx ERRORSx AFTERx THEx Ă&#x2122;RSTx DAYx OFx PUBLICATIONx OFx ANYx ADVERTISEMENTx.OTICExOFxERRORSxONx THEx Ă&#x2122;RSTx DAYx SHOULDx IMMEDIATELYx BEx CALLEDx TOx THEx ATTENTIONx OFx THEx #LASSIĂ&#x2122;EDx $EPARTMENTx TOx BEx CORRECTEDx FORx THEx FOLLOWINGx EDITIONBCCLASSIĂ&#x2122;EDCOMxRESERVESx THExRIGHTxTOxREVISE xEDIT xCLASSIFYxORx REJECTx ANYx ADVERTISEMENTx ANDx TOx RETAINx ANYx ANSWERSx DIRECTEDx TOx THEx BCCLASSIĂ&#x2122;EDCOMx "OXx 2EPLYx 3ERVICEx ANDx TOx REPAYx THEx CUSTOMERxFORxTHExSUMxPAIDxFORxTHEx ADVERTISEMENTxANDxBOXxRENTAL

$)3#2)-).!4/29 ,%')3,!4)/.

!DVERTISERSx AREx REMINDEDx THATx 0ROVINCIALx LEGISLATIONx FORBIDSx THEx PUBLICATIONxOFxANYxADVERTISEMENTx WHICHx DISCRIMINATESx AGAINSTx ANYx PERSONxBECAUSExOFxRACE xRELIGION x SEX x COLOUR x NATIONALITY x ANCESTRYx ORxPLACExOFxORIGIN xORxAGE xUNLESSx THEx CONDITIONx ISx JUSTIĂ&#x2122;EDx BYx Ax BONAx Ă&#x2122;DEx REQUIREMENTx FORx THEx WORKxINVOLVED

#/092)'(4

#OPYRIGHTx ANDORx PROPERTIESx SUBSISTx INx ALLx ADVERTISEMENTx ANDx INx ALLx OTHERx MATERIALx APPEARINGx INx THISx EDITIONx OFx BCCLASSIĂ&#x2122;ED COMx 0ERMISSIONx TOx REPRODUCEx WHOLLYxORxINxPARTxANDxINxANYxFORMx WHATSOEVER x PARTICULARLYx BYx Ax PHOTOGRAPHICx ORx OFFSETx PROCESSx INxAxPUBLICATIONxMUSTxBExOBTAINEDx INxWRITINGxFROMxTHExxPUBLISHERx!NYx UNAUTHORIZEDxREPRODUCTIONxWILLxBEx SUBJECTxTOxRECOURSExINxLAW

!DVERTISEĂĽACROSSĂĽ 6ANCOUVERĂĽ)SLANDĂĽ INĂĽTHEĂĽĂĽBEST READĂĽCOMMUNITYĂĽ NEWSPAPERS /.ĂĽ4(%ĂĽ7%"

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS CRAFT FAIRS SNOWFLAKE CRAFT MARKET, Sat, Nov. 12 & 13, 10am-5pm. Pleasant Valley Hall, 6100 Dumont Rd., Nanaimo. Free Admission. Door Prize. Jewelry, handbags, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clothes, South African treats, paintings, candy and much more.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The estate of Marion Foord, Deceased, formerly of 777 Jones Road, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, V9K 2L1. Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Marion Foord, Deceased, are hereby notiďŹ ed under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to Edward John Foord, the Executor of the Estate, c/o Rodway & Perry, at #1 - 699 Beach Road, Qualicum Beach, B.C. V9K 1S4 on or before December 16, 2011 after which date the Executor will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. Edward John Foord, Executor.

INFORMATION

PERSONALS

IF YOU want to drink, that is your business. If you want to STOP, we can help. Alcoholics Anonymous. 1-800-883-3968

ATTENTION RESIDENTIAL School Survivors! If you received the CEP (Common Experience Payment), you may be eligible for further Cash Compensation. To see if you qualify, phone toll free 1-877988-1145 now. Free service!

PARKSVILLE HISTORICAL Society Annual General Meeting. November 15th, 7 pm. Craig Heritage Park, 1245 E. Island Hwy. All Welcome

Your Community, Your ClassiďŹ eds. Call 310-3535

DATING SERVICE. Longterm/short-term relationships, free to try!!! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call: #4011 or 1-888-5346984. Live adult 1on1 Call: 1866-311-9640 or #4010. Meet Local Single Ladies. 1-877804-5381. (18+).

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

DEATHS

DEATHS

GET PAID - Grow Marijuana Legally. Educational seminar, Victoria. December 3 & 4 th. Legal/medical/cultivation MMj. Tickets - 250 870-1882 or greenlineacademy.com GET PAID To Lose weight. $5,000 For Your Success Story. Personal Image TV Show. Call to Qualify: 416-730-5684 ext 2243. www.mertontv.ca Joanna@mertontv.ca.

LOST AND FOUND LOST GOLD ring w/yellow topaz stone w/silver crescent & diamond chips. If found please call 250-248-9736. LOST: HEARING aid, in small box. Missing since Oct. 28. Call (250)248-7018. LOST: QUALICUM Beach week of Oct. 25, sterling silver link bracelet. Very sentimental. SigniďŹ cant Reward! (250)7526678. LOST: REWARD! Lost Samsung Galaxy 2 phone, Oct. 31 in Errington. 250-240-7434. LOST: WED., Nov 2, gold hoop earring, Parksville area. Please call (250)248-6743.

ADMINISTRATION VETERINARY RECEPTIONIST, F/T, Mon-Fri. Deliver resumes in person to Qualicum Animal Hospital or email: dougall@bcsuppernet.com

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS ACCOUNTING & Payroll Trainees needed. Large & small ďŹ rms seeking certiďŹ ed A&P staff now. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-424-9417.

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

1.888.546.2886 Visit: www.lovecars.ca MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees needed! Hospitals & Dr.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s need medical ofďŹ ce & medical admin staff. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1888-748-4126. TRAIN TO Be an Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 31 years of success! Government certiďŹ ed. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456. WORK FROM Home. Find out why over 1,285 CanScribe Career College Medical Transcription graduates, aged 18-72, canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be wrong. Free information.1-800-466-1535. www.canscribe.com. admissions@canscribe.com

Growing CGA ďŹ rm with ofďŹ ces in Qualicum Beach and Port Alberni is seeking an intermediate level accounting student to join the team in our Port Alberni ofďŹ ce. Public Practice experience is required. Auditing experience would be a deďŹ nite asset. Salary and beneďŹ t package is commensurate with experience and education. Please apply by November 25, 2011 to: McIntosh Norton Williams 4445 Gertrude Street Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 6J7 or Email us at employment@mnwcga.com

Check us out at our website â&#x20AC;&#x201C; mnwcga.com

Looking for a NEW career?

Looking for a NEW job? www.bcjobnetwork.com

WEMBLEY MALL

CRAFT FAIR

NOVEMBER 14TH THRU DECEMBER 31ST

Mon.-Thurs. & Sat. 9:30am-5:30pm Fri. 9:30am-7:00pm Sun. 11am-5pm

826 W. Island Hwy., Parksville Wembley Mall

Christmas

Woodcraft Sale

1590 Morello Rd. Nanoose Bay

Local handmade crafts, clothing, Jewelry & more. Free Admission

Fri. Nov.11 Noon-5pm Sat. Nov.12 10am-5pm Sun. Nov.13 10am-5pm

Knox

Handcrafted wood items Trays, trinket boxes, salt & pepper mills, spurtles. Also benches & Stools

Christmas Craft Sale Saturday, Nov. 12th

Doors open at 9:30am Knox United Church 345 Pym St., Parksville A wide variety of crafts to choose from with 35 vendors committed. FREE ADMISSION & LOTS OF PARKING

Fraternal Order of Eagles #3922

1st Annual

Craft Fair & Bake Sale Nov. 12th - 13th 9am-3pm

#281A Pioneer Cres. Parksville

Grundmann, Eva Eva GRUNDMANN

A resident of Parksville passed away at Nanimo Hospital by her Oct. 28, 28, 2011, 2011,age age9090yrs. yrs.Predeceased Predeceased by husband her husKurt and Corey Grundmann; by band Kurther andgrandson her grandson Corey; survived survived by son Ingo son Ingo (Joan) Grundmann; daughter Doris grandchilDettmers; (Joan) Grundmann; daughter Doris Dettmers; grandchildren Chris (Debbie), Melissa (Jeff); Great granddren Chris (Debbie), Melissa (Jeff); Great grandchildren, children,Holly, Kristyn, Holly,Kayla, Shayla, Kayla,Reid. Devyn, Reid.MothLovKristyn, Shayla, Devyn, Loving ing Mother, Grandmother Great Grandmother. er, Grandmother and Greatand Grandmother.

(behind Pharmasave)

Book Your Christmas

Craft Fairs

A special thanks to her community health workers and Dr. Bell whose care enabled her to stay in her own home.

Memorial service will be held at First Memorial Funeral Services, 1720 Bowen Rd., Nanaimo BC, on Nov. 19, 2011 at 2.00pm with reception to follow.

INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING STUDENT

Courses Starting Now! DROP-INâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S WELCOME PRO-D CARE SCHOOL BREAK CARE 452 E. Island Hwy (Next to Boston Pizza) Tel: (250) 248-8128 Preschool/Group Child Care Before & After School Care Pickupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s / Drop offâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Parksville/Qualicum

ACCOUNTING/ BOOKKEEPING

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

.com

)Tx ISx AGREEDx BYx ANYx $ISPLAYx ORx #LASSIĂ&#x2122;EDx !DVERTISERx REQUESTINGx SPACEx THATx THEx LIABILITYx OFx THEx PAPERx INx THEx EVENTx OFx FAILUREx TOx PUBLISHx ANx ADVERTISEMENTx SHALLx BExLIMITEDxTOxTHExAMOUNTxPAIDxBYx THEx ADVERTISERx FORx THATx PORTIONx OFx THEx ADVERTISINGx OCCUPIEDx BYx THEx INCORRECTxITEMxONLYxANDxTHATxTHEREx SHALLx BEx NOx LIABILITYx INx ANYx EVENTx BEYONDxTHExAMOUNTxPAIDxFORxSUCHx ADVERTISEMENTx 4HEx PUBLISHERx SHALLx NOTx BEx LIABLEx FORx SLIGHTx CHANGESx ORx TYPOGRAPHICALx ERRORSx THATxDOxNOTxLESSENxTHExVALUExOFxANx ADVERTISEMENT

PATRICIA OLIVE PARK February 25, 1927 October 31, 2011 With graceful acceptance of a recurrence of her cancer, Patricia passed away peacefully at home in the loving care of her son Anthony Carter and his partner Anne Louise Genest. Pat was a gentle teacher, a wonderful role model, and a person of great compassion and integrity. Predeceased by her husband Norm Park, Pat will be lovingly remembered by her sisterin-law Diana Lockwood and many dear friends. Many thanks to the care team of the VIHA for such gentle compassion and tender care of Pat during her last days. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, donations to the Hospice Society at Oceanside would be appreciated.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: THE ESTATE OF RUTH BERNICE MARGARETTE SMITH Deceased, who died on November 20, 2010 formerly of Parksville,B.C. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of RUTH BERNICE MARGARETTE SMITH, are hereby notiďŹ ed under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that the particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executrixes, Catherine Louisa Larner and Lianne Marie Walker c/o SOLOWAY & COMPANY Barristers and Solicitors 145 E. Hirst Ave., PO Box 1867, Parksville, BC V9P 2H6 on or before November 30th., 2011 after which date, the Executrixes will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executors then have notice. SOLOWAY & COMPANY Barristers and Solicitors

A25

Contact: Pauline Stead or Sandi Wells

T: 250.248.2545

or

F: 250.248.4655

Stop by: 4-154 Middleton Avenue, Parksville, BC Ph: 250 752752-5513 office@cfcchurch.com

office@pqbnews.com or sandiwells@bcclassified.com


A26 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011

www.pqbnews.com

PERSONAL SERVICES

PERSONAL SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

LEGAL SERVICES

COMPUTER SERVICES

GARDENING

HOME REPAIRS

CRIMINAL RECORD?

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

HELP WANTED

TRADES, TECHNICAL

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Alberta earthmoving company requires a Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. You will work in a modern shop and also have mechanics truck for field work. The job is at Edson, Alberta. We require that you have experience on Cat crawlers and or Deere excavators. Call Lloyd at (780)723-5051.

EXPERIENCED Machinist needed for a busy shop in Penticton. Must be able to weld and line bore in addition to machining. Contact us at: (250)492-2412 or ashley@bandlmachine.com

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

CONSTRUCTION COMPANY requires Dispatch Manager Central Interior. Must ensure smooth, efficient scheduling of material delivery & perform operational tasks for truck fleet. Candidates will be organized, proactive and work well under stress. Experience in trucking an asset. Forward resumes to paverswanted@yahoo.ca. JASPER CONSTRUCTORS is hiring HR/Labour Relations Advisors for Vancouver and Kelowna to oversee staff recruitment, deployment, and workforce planning of field labour. Receive full benefits! Please apply online at www.applyfirst.ca/job27830 We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051. We require processor and feller buncher operators, plus owner operators and truck drivers. Work in the Vanderhoof, Fort St. James & Prince George areas. Call or send your resume. This can be a career for the right person. Jared Gulbranson Gulbranson Logging Ltd. 250-567-4505 or 250-5675446 Cell:250-570-2261 Fax: 250-567-9232 email: jgulbranson@gulbranson.ca

INCOME OPPORTUNITY GET PAID Daily! Now accepting: Simple P/T & F/T Online Computer Related Work. No experience is needed. No fees or charges to participate. Start Today, www.BCWOC.com

LEGAL

November 17th 1:00pm to 3pm at the Beban Park Recreation Centre Opportunity to learn about 2012 Funding Application.

HEAVY DUTY / COMMERCIAL TRANSPORT MECHANIC Preferably with MVI Ticket for Cullen Diesel Power Ltd, Nanaimo BC. Detroit Diesel & Allison experience would be considered an asset.

We offer Full Benefits, Union Shop, Factory Training, Flexible Shifts. Fax resume’s to: (1)-250-758-9151 or E: fcp@cullendiesel.com

PLANNING / PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

WFP is currently seeking a Planning / Production Assistant to join our Mainland Coast Operation located approximately 20 minutes north of Campbell River. This full-time 18 month term position may include some travel to the coastal islands and inlets.Reporting to the Operation’s Planner, this role will be an integral part of all business functions at the operation, aligned to support the overall success of the organization. Critical skills and experience will include all aspects of office and data administration, reporting and analysis, accounts payables and receivables, in addition to admin. tasks necessary to support engineering,forestry, and production functions. Data management, invoicing and accounting functions will also be primary duties. A complete and detailed job posting can be viewed at: http: //www.western forest.com/careers/current _openings.php

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES CLEANING SERVICES

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

DETAILED CLEANING, Senior shop/appts, N/S. Exp/Ref’s $18 hour.Cherie 250-752-5034 HOUSE CLEANING, Openings, Monday or Tuesday, Call JoAnne 250-594-5155.

SMALL BUSINESS Grants. start or grow your small business. Free to apply. Qualify for up to 100K. www.leadershipgrants.ca.

HOME CARE SUPPORT

JESSIE’S HOUSECLEANING Service offering environmentally friendly cleaning. No harsh chemicals. Friendly, reliable & hardworking. References available. 250-752-9621 for an appointment.

MELISSA’S Compassionate Care is now accepting new clients for personal care. Call 250-752-7775.

WORK WANTED, Come home to a spotlessly clean home. Will do moving cleans. Responsible & trustworthy with excellent references. Call Ann 250-240-0119

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED Employment Opportunity for ARENA MAINTENANCE WORKER

Competition NO. 2011-75 (Casual Position)

The Regional District of Nanaimo has a casual employment opportunity for an Arena Maintenance Worker in the Recreation Services Department in Parksville. This position will be of interest to individuals who are looking for an opportunity to positively contribute to a dynamic and innovative work environment. Visit our website at www.rdn.bc.ca for a complete job posting and job description. EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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

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

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

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

Call 250-650-6253

MOVING & STORAGE

HANDYPERSONS

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

PERSONAL SERVICES

CDA

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Family dental practice in Parksville area is searching for a Certified Dental Assistant to help with chair side duties. The successful candidate must be enthusiastic, positive, work well in a team environment.

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

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

BRIGHT SMILE. BRIGHT FUTURE. Begin your exciting career as a

DENTAL ASSISTANT • • • •

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

Great Wages Great Benefits Great Hours Fantastic Teeth

CALL NOW! Funding may be available.

250-468-7777

Your Career Starts Here

VANCOUV ER ISLAND U N I V E R S I T Y

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

CARRIERS

www.discoverycommunitycollege.com

Unleash Your Creativity – Design YOUR Future Develop the design and programming skills you’ll need to thrive in today’s rapidly expanding web development world.

Needed in your area.

• • • • •

Call The News at 248-4341 ext. 260 looking for a responsible person to deliver in your area! Anyone who is interested in making some extra cash and getting a little exercise at the same time is asked to call The News circulation at 248-4341, ext. 260. Routes are temporarily covered. We are looking for permanent carriers for these routes.

Graphic Design Firms Magazines & Newspapers Web Development & New Media Consulting for Designing Websites Social Media Design & Integration

1900 BURSARY

$

FOR THE FULL DIPLOMA PROGRAM

CURRENT ROUTES AVAILABLE:

Qualicum Route #652 - 61 papers

Dental Receptionist, Part-time

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

ALL YOU NEED IN PRINT AND ONLINE www.bcclassified.com

The Parksville/Qualicum Beach News is

Send resumes to nskida@shaw.ca

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.

PROGRAM STARTS JANUARY IN PARKSVILLE

If you believe that you have the skills and qualifications that we are looking for, please reply in confidence to: Human Resource Department Facsimile: (1)866.840.9611 Email: resumes@ westernforest.com Application Deadline: Thursday, November 24, 2011 Reference Code: MCO Admin RV TECH - certified, professional & have Gas Ticket. Fax resumes & ref to CountrySide RV at (250)746-1604, email to bestrvdeals@telus.net, phone (250)746-1699

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.

RED Pillar woodworks, custom design/Installation of wood windows, doors, cabinets. All aspects of Interior/exterior finishing. All jobs considered or need a hand call Markus @ 250-228-1060.

WESTERN FOREST OFFERS COMPETITIVE COMPENSATION THAT INCLUDES CORE VACATION HEALTH BENEFITS WITH THIS POSITION.

MEDICAL/DENTAL

We are looking for a dynamic, friendly person who loves multi-tasking in a very busy dental office. Preference will be given to someone who has previous dental reception experience especially with the Exan Power Practice database. Please email your letter and resume to: comoxdentalcare @gmail.com or call Anne 250-339-2531

IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161.

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

Alder, Crescent Rd. W., Hoylake Rd W, Poplar & Yew

Qualicum Woods Rt #608 - 99 papers Aspen, Chester, Hawthorne, Sycamore & Tamarack

Parksville Rt #131 - 91 papers Corfield St. S., Hamilton & Trill

Parksville Rt #120 - 51 papers

ARY TRAVEL BURS BLE LA AI AV BE MAY

CALL NOW! Funding may be available.

Heath, Mills, Orchard, Pioneer & Sunset Blvd. GET AN Instant cash loan any time you need! Pawn or Sell your watch or jewelry at online pawn shop securely from home. Call Toll-Free 1-888435-7870, www.PawnUp.com.

PROGRAM STARTS FEBRUARY IN NANAIMO

Parksville Rt #126 - 43 papers Golden Dawn trailer park, 150 Corfield St. N. Your Career Starts Here

250-468-7777 www.discoverycommunitycollege.com


www.pqbnews.com

THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011 •

A27

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

PRESSURE WASHING

FRIENDLY FRANK

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

MORTGAGES

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

HOMES FOR RENT

SUITES, LOWER

CEDARCHEK ROOF Repair. Cedar ridge cap replacement. Tile roof washing, demossing gutter cleaning, leak repair. WCB insured. 250-947-5176.

HIDE-A-BED, IN very good condition. $95. Call (250)7522450.

GROUND floor retail space for lease Ganges, Salt Spring Island Grace Point Square. Visit our website saltspringisland.net or contact Matt Barr at mjbarr@saltspringisland.net.

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.

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

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. RENOVATED 3 bdrm home in Parksville. Close to town. $1300./mo Call 250-954-7088. 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.

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.

TELEPHONE SERVICES

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

HOME PHONE Reconnect. Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid Long Distance Specials! Feature Package Specials! Referral Program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348

PETS PET CARE SERVICES CAT SITTING - NO CAGES. I will care for your much loved cat(s) in my home. They get their own room with a home setting. Min. 7-day or long term stay. Limited space, book ahead! (250)740-5554

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE APPLIANCES

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

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

FUEL/FIREWOOD

UNDER $300 TIRES, W403 Aurora winter radial tires, on rims 205/65R15 92 T. $220 obo. 250-248-3634

FREE ITEMS FREE DROP OFF: Oil, batteries, scrap metal. We pay $Cash$ for unwanted Cars & Trucks. Call anytime. Norm & Sons Towing, Salvage & Recycling. 250-757-8911 or 250954-7543

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO

FURNITURE PRIDE RECLINER, Beige, Elec. Lift Chair. New $1000. Used 1 month, offers?? 250752-1034

GARAGE SALES

ESTATE SALE 466 Knight Terrance Qualicum Beach WED, THURS, FRI November 9,10 & 11 10am to 3pm Household furnishing and much more! smartmoveservices.ca PARKSVILLE, 426 Willow St. Fri. Nov 11 (10-4). Bicycle, white desk, patio furniture & umbrella, copper pans, dishes, lots of misc stuff. QUALICUM BAY Lighthouse Community Centre. 240 Lions way, Qualicum Bay, B.C. Date: Nov. 13th., 8am to 12 noon. Pancake Breakfast and Flea Market. Tables $8.00. Ph: 250-757-8481 or 250-7579938. Rain or shine!

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE CAN’T GET up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591.

1040 BELLEVUE ROAD Parksville 250-248-8251

HOUSES FOR SALE

DO-IT-YOURSELF Steel Buildings priced to clear make an offer! Ask about free delivery, most areas! Call for quick quote and free brochure 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. FAST RELIEF the First Night!! Restless Leg Syndrome and Leg Cramps Gone. Sleep Soundly, Safe with Medication, Proven Results. 1-800-7658660. www.allcalm.com.

HOMES WANTED

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

Call: 1-250-616-9053

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED

www.webuyhomesbc.com

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

ALL YOU NEED IN PRINT AND ONLINE www.bcclassified.com

•SERVICE DIRECTORY• Parksville/Qualicum Beach •SERVICE DIRECTORY• CONTRACTORS • ADDITIONS • SUN ROOMS • BATHROOMS • KITCHENS • COMMERCIAL • DECKS/PATIOS • WINDOWS/DOORS • CUSTOM MILLWORK FREE ESTIMATES

LANDSCAPING

TREE SERVICES

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

Trucks for Hire • Pick-up or Delivery LICENSED DISPOSAL SITE FOR Yard, Garden & Wood Waste

Construction - Remodeling

FREE SCRAP METAL DROP OFF INCL. APPLIANCES

W.E.

•Top •Fall •Trim •Chip •Remove

WILSON ENTERPRISES THE TREE PEOPLE

TREE SERVICE Free Estimates. Insured.

250-752-8403

911 Church Rd., Parksville Tel: 250-248-3693 M-Sat. Cell: 250-616-3876 8-5

Serving our area since 1972.

DRYWALL

RENOVATIONS

STORAGE

IC RIM PACIYFW ALL R D

NO JOB TOO SMALL! RENOVATIONS & REPAIRS 21 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE Insulation & Vapor Barrier, Sound Proofing, Drywall & Drywall Finishing, Paint & Ceiling Texture, Skylite Repair.

WILF @ Parksville: 250-586-7426 250-248-3337

LL

PR

O A& RENOVATING PAINTING INC.

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

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

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

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) 1 bdrm condo, top flr, 5 appls. Long term preferred. Available Dec 1. $700.+ utils. NS/NS. 250-752-1583.

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

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL INDUSTRIAL/ RETAIL bays. Overhead doors, ample parking. Immediate. (250)248-2295

COTTAGES

Dogleg Road Self-Storage

QUALICUM BEACH- Cute 450sq ft 1 bdrm cottage. F/S, Walk to town, $650/mo inclds hydro. NP/NS. 250-752-2215. WHISKEY CREEK- new 1 bdrm, detached suite on hobby farm. NS/NP. $600/mo, Refs req’d. Avail Nov. 15th. Call 250-752-4556.

FIRST MONTH

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

“FREE”

For Details phone

Free Estimates

Dave: 250-954-8650

752-6154

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

250-752-0175 287

Toll Free: 1-800-841-3766

255 HIRST- 1 & 2 bdrms, $725 & $925. Call Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 297 HIRST- 2 bdrms, 2 bath $1295. Call Ardent Properties. (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com 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. 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 HILLIERS 2-BDRM apt. NS/NP. Refs req’d. $650. + utils. Avail now (250)468-2742 LARGE 1 bdrm apt, Parksville. $700/mth, inc heat/hot water. Newly renovated. NP, NS, refs reqd. 250-248-8874 OCEAN SANDS RESORT on Rathtrevor Beach. Fully furnished 2 bdrm condos includes utilities, cable, phone and internet. Available Now. $1100/mo. (250) 954-0662 . PARKSVILLE: 2 bdrm Condo, 5 appls. Small pet ok. Ref’s. Avail Dec. 1st. $950/mo + utils. Call 250-248-6784. PARKSVILLE. LARGE 2bdrm. Newly reno’d, ocean view. $800 mo incls hot water. NP/NS. Avail Nov. 1. (250)752-6585 (250)240-0070. PARKSVILLE OCEAN view 2 bdrm Apt, quiet bldg, pets ok, heat/hot water incl’d, Nov. 1, $800/mo.(250)248-3350. 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.

www.doglegstorage.ca

Find us online: www.bcclassified.com

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. AVAIL DEC. 1st. 2 bdrm lower suite, 4-plex, downtown Parksville. NP/NS. Includes hydro, heat, laundry. $850./mo. Ref’s req’d. (250)752-3425.

BUYING - RENTING- SELLING www.bcclassified.com

PARKSVILLE: SPACIOUS and attractive 2 bdrm, 2bath, in-suite lndry. Avail now. $950. N/S, cat ok. Refs. Call 250724-1212. QUALICUM BEACH: Cozy clean 2bdrm suite in duplex. Mins from QB, country setting. $700/mo. Avail Dec 1st. No pets, ref’s req’d. Call (250)752-6098, (250)954-8847

MISCELLANEOUS FOR RENT COOMBS, QUIET 1 bdrm RV, incl. util’s., walk to Coombs. $450 p/mo, 250-240-1445.

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. 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. NORTH QUALICUM, Peaceful rural setting, New 2 bdrm. 5 appl, elec. heat, glass covered patio deck with additional ground level patio. Fenced yd. with room for a garden. Ref’s req. NS. Avail. Dec. 01st $900/mo Call David or Carrie 250-752-5211 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.

MODULAR HOMES 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.

HOMES FOR RENT 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 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. 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 PARKSVILLE: 2 bdrm +den, 1.5 bath, 6 appl’s, lrg garage, fenced, N/S, small dog ok. $1300+ elec. 250-821-6912. 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: Little Qualicum River Village. 3 bdrms, 3 bath brand new house w/ loft, propane F/P, N/S, small pet ok, $1050 mo + utils. Avail now. 250-752-5505

OFFICE/RETAIL 868 SQ.FT. Retail space for lease at great location on Craig St., downtown Parksville. $650/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. 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.

RV PADS COOMBS: RV site. Small adult park, $375 + hydro (year round), incls cable & storage. (250)586-1372. QUALICUM Beach. Long term RV sites, $375/mo. (excl. hydro, cable). 250-752-9544. Riverside Resort. PARKSVILLE AREA- RV pad. Wooded site. $425/mo, includes utils. Available now. 250-927-5623.

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.

250-248-7100.

SUITES, LOWER COOMBS, 2 bdrm basement suite. N/S. Pets considered. $600./mo. 250-248-6292 PARKSVILLE/ERRINGTON: 1 bdrm lower, on 1 half acre, Avail now, $750/mo, hydro incl, view Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm, call 250-947-9666.

Classifieds

PARKSVILLE, Fully furnished (optional)1 bdrm, 1 bath, basement suite. W/D, F/S, Wireless Int., 825 s/f. Avail. immed. $975 p/m. Util inc., N/S, N/P. Call 250-954-1500 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.

SUITES, UPPER ERRINGTON- 1 bdrm bach, new, F/S, horse friendly, wi-fi, $600.+ utils. (250)248-1717. PARKSVILLE, small but very nice 1 bdrm suite, suits 1 person $825/mo. Incl heat, hydro, 6 appls, warm private & quiet. N/S, N/P. 250-954-8326 QUALICUM. 1-BR furnished, self-contained suite. Very nice, quiet. $750 incl. hydro. Small pet ok, n/s. 250-752-5971. QUALICUM: BACHELOR suite, with mountain view on private acreage, 3 appls + W/D, heat/hydro satellite incld’d, NS/NP, refs req’d. $630/mo. Call (250)752-3557.

TOWNHOUSES PARKSVILLE, 2-BDRM, 2 ba, 2 level townhouse. In suite Laundry, carport. $975. N/S, No dogs. Dec. 250-724-1212.

TRANSPORTATION AUTO FINANCING FREE CASH Back with $0 Down at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877792-0599 DLN 30309. Free delivery www.autocreditfast.ca INSTANT AUTO Credit. We can finance your auto loan in minutes, you Drive Home Now or we deliver to BC & Alberta www.DriveHomeNow.com

CARS TOP DOLLAR Paid! Want To Buy Junk Cars & Trucks for cash. 1-250-954-7843.

SPORTS & IMPORTS 2005 Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG Kompressor AMG Sport Package, 5.5 litre V-8, 493 HP. Hardtop retractable roof, 31,000 km. Online auction now: www.bcacuction.ca. Info: 250-952-5003

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL SCRAP BATTERIES Wanted We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 & up each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Toll Free 1.877.334.2288.

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

WE’RE ON THE WEB

drive sales

310-3535


A28 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011

www.pqbnews.com

CONTINUED FROM PAGE A24

CatSpan seeking a permanent home for Precious She has managed to gain some timing, so now Precious will only express her bladder when she has a diaper on. She seems to know that, so there are no accidents. “As well, bowel movements are timed and regular and

CatSpan volunteers have made some pretty diapers for her.” That progress, said fellow CatSpan volunteer Shirley Lee, came partly as a result of free acupuncture treatments offered by a clinic in Courtenay. “She regained some feeling,

she can expand her paws, use of tail and she’s even starting to stand,” she said. “ With the cat well on the way to whatever is going to constitute a recovery, CatSpan is looking for a kind-hearted person to provide Precious with a perma-

nent home. “We would love to find a loving, caring home, but — for obvious reasons — it has to be a very special home,” Davies said. “Precious is, without a doubt, a domestic cat, not feral. She’s loving, affectionate and

stunningly beautiful, too. She touched our hearts.” Anyone who has room in their heart and home for Precious can contact Davies at 250-468-0255. news@pqbnews.com

TOTAL TIRE CARE Up to

We won’t be undersold on tires! ††

Get a grip on winter driving.

from Ford, my car is ready for winter and I didn’t even get my hands dirty.

$

99

59

(14” steel wheel)°

OR

Upgrade to aluminum wheels. Up to

%

60

For added convenience, let us store your summer tires.

**

WORKS

Fuel Economy Package

FOR ONLY

Enjoy the stops along the way. Never buy another set of Motorcraft® brake pads or shoes with our lifetime warranty!V AND RECEIVE

99

59

Help prepare for winter with select brand name tires, wheels and tire pressure monitoring system designed by Ford for your Ford.

THE ▲

DIESEL WORKS

Fuel Economy Package†

With installation

Winter preparation that can save you up to $350W a year on gas

$

WINTER SAFETY PACKAGE

OFF °

BRAKE PADS OR SHOES

ASK ABOUT OUR

Available at participating locations. Dealer may sell for less.

Motorcraft®

THE

100

in Manufacturer Mail-In Rebates.‡‡ See your Service Advisor for details.

Steel wheels starting from

With Total Tire Care

$

INCLUDES UP TO 87-POINT INSPECTION, PREMIUM OIL AND FILTER CHANGE* AND TIRE ROTATION.

NO-CHARGE Motorcraft WIPER BLADES ®

Q

WITH PURCHASE. INSTALLATION INCLUDED. $35 RETAIL VALUE.

Full service winter preparation for your diesel engine.

FREE BOTTLE

OF “5 SHOT” ANTI-GEL & PERFORMANCE IMPROVER^ WITH THIS SERVICE

SEE DEALER FOR PACKAGE PRICES.

Trust the experts who know your Ford best: Ford-Trained Technicians. The National Tire Event ends December 14th, 2011, so visit your BC Ford Store or ford.ca today.

All offers expire December 14, 2011. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. See Service Advisor for complete details. Applicable taxes and provincial levies not included. Dealer may sell for less. †† In order to receive a competitor’s advertised price: (i) tires must be purchased and installed at your participating Ford Dealer; (ii) customer must present the competitor’s advertisement (containing the lower price) which must have been printed within 30 days of the sale; and (iii) the tires being purchased must be the same brand, sidewall, speed and load ratings as shown in the competitive advertisement. Offer only available at participating Ford dealerships. This offer is valid on the cost of the tire only and does not include labour costs, valve stems, mounting, balancing, disposal, and taxes. Offer does not apply to advertised prices outside of Canada, in eBay advertisements, by tire wholesalers (including Costco) and online tire retailers, or closeout, special order, discontinued and clearance/liquidation offers. Offer may be cancelled or changed at any time without prior notice. See your Service Advisor for details. ‡‡ Rebate offers are manufacturer’s mail-in rebates. Rebates available on select Goodyear, Michelin, Bridgestone (AMEX branded prepaid card), Dunlop, BFGoodrich, Continental, Pirelli, and Yokohama tires. Offers are valid on qualifying sets of four tires, purchased and installed at participating locations during the respective promotion periods for each tire brand. Offer is valid on the cost of the tire(s) only and does not include labour costs, valve stems, mounting, balancing, disposal, and taxes. Amount of rebates, start dates and expiration dates vary depending on tire manufacturer. It is the responsibility of the customer to submit the required claim forms and proof of purchase to the relevant tire manufacturer with sufficient postage by the required deadline for that rebate offer. See your Service Advisor for complete details and claim forms. °Dealer may sell for less. Additional parts and service charges may apply. Excludes installation. Valid on most vehicles, makes, and models. Wheel compatibility is dependent on vehicle model and optional accessories. Please see your Dealer for fitments and pricing. **Storage term is at the dealer’s sole discretion, up to a maximum of one year. ‡Applies to single rear wheel vehicles only. Diesel models not eligible. ▼Based on a Ford Fusion V6 automatic that has a fuel consumption rating of 10L/100 km in combined city/highway driving (properly tuned), a one-year driving distance of 24,000 km and $1.02 per litre for gasoline. Improved fuel efficiency and emission reduction levels depend on model, year and condition of vehicle. *Up to 5 litres of oil. Disposal fees may be extra. Does not apply to diesel engines. ▲Ford Protection Plan is only available for non-commercial cars and light trucks. If an eligible Ford, Motorcraft® or Ford-approved part fails due to a defect in material or workmanship, wear out or rust through, it will be replaced at no charge as long as the original purchaser of the part owns the vehicle on which the part was installed. Labour is covered for the first 12 months or 20,000 km (whichever occurs first) after the date of installation. Emergency brake pads are not eligible under this plan. See Service Advisor for complete details and limitations † Offer applies to single rear wheel vehicles. Taxes and disposal fees extra. Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) excluded. Dual rear wheel models qualify at additional cost. Up to 16 litres of oil. Disposal fees extra. ^While supplies last. Limit one (1) bottle per Diesel Works Fuel Economy Package service. “5 Shot” Anti-Gel & Performance Improver (PM-23-B) treats 473 litres of fuel. ■While supplies last. Limit of one (1) set of Motorcraft® Wiper Blades per Motorcraft® Brake Pads or Shoes service.


www.pqbnews.com

THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011 •

SPORTS

Local field lacrosse action

A29

Bucs in tough against Pac Rim Page A31

BSS girls sweep home event Volleyball team claims Classic By JAMES CLARKE PQ NEWS SPORTS

JAMES CLARKE PHOTO

Whalers’ pivot Liam O’Brien leads his team into the playoffs as the top-ranked high school quarterback in B.C.

BSS Whalers put up 48 on the Dukes By JAMES CLARKE PQ NEWS SPORTS Ballenas Secondary School’s varsity football team closed out the regular season in North Vancouver Saturday as they rolled over longtime rivals Windsor Dukes, 48-28 in AA conference action. The Whalers were coming off a win and a bye and the latest victory secured second in their conference at 3-1. Ballenas led Windsor 28-6 at the half. According to Whalers’ co-head coach Jeremy Conn, Tyson Hunt busted a 20 yard draw up the middle for the first TD of the game on the opening series. Liam O’Brien moved the Whalers downfield with a couple deep passes on the next possession and took it in on a QB sneak from a yard out to put the

Whalers up 14-0 in the first quarter. Dallas Towle pulled down a long bomb from O’Brien and broke in for the major on a 65 yard pass and run. Dustin Rodriguez took it in from two yards out on the next series. The Dukes found the endzone just before the half for a 28-6 Whalers’ lead at the break. Windsor scored on their first drive of the second quarter. The Whalers recovered the ensuing onside kick attempt, and Hunt ran around the right side from eight yards out for the TD. Towle later returned an interception for the major and Justin Holland capped it off in the fourth quarter with a 24 yard touchdown catch in coverage. “It was a good game,” said Conn, whose squad improved to 6-2 overall. “Overall our offence is performing at a very high level — we were able to play everybody, so

it was a good team effort.” Whalers’ pivot Liam O’Brien is the top ranked AA quarterback in B.C. — the senior standout leads all quarterbacks in scoring (with 11 touchdowns), in completion percentage (76.3 per cent) and in total yards (909). “Actually if you look at the numbers I think he’s the top ranked high school quarterback in the province at any level right now ... he’s having a great year.” Also worth noting is that the Whalers boast the top three rated receivers in AA football right now in Holland, Rodriquez and Towle. GAME ON The varsity Whalers open the AA playoffs on Friday at Beban Park Turf Fields in Nanaimo when they go up against Surrey’s Holy Cross Crusaders (kickoff time not

yet determined at deadline). “We’ve never played them before,” said Conn, adding they’ve seen some film and looked at their stats and see they’re a power rush team. “They got a big O-line and a big running back ... just old school smash-mouth football,” he said, then conceded, “we’re a bit worried (going into the game), because against Windsor we had a hard time stopping the run, but we think we have the ability to score more points then they can by spreading the field. They haven’t seen a passing game like ours.” Conn added out the teams in the Crusaders’ conference are all run-heavy. The junior varsity Whalers, in the meantime, are in Burnaby on Wednesday to play Vernon in the first round of their AA playoffs.

Poppy Hockey tournament at Oceanside Place this week PARKSVILLE — From the rink comes word Oceanside Place will be some packed with young players during the upcoming long weekend as

Parksville plays host to the annual Poppy Hockey tournament which features both a Bantam and Midget division with eight teams each.

“Oh yeah, there’s going to be 270 kids, so the place will be busy,” confirmed tournament co-ordinator Cathy Van Herwaarden, pointing out there will be

teams from Vancouver, Chilliwack and all over the Island in attendance. The local Bantams open the tournament Thursday, Nov. 10 at 5 p.m. as

the Oceanside Black play Oceanside Red. Oceanside White takes to the ice against Comox at 6 p.m. SEE

MEDALS ON A30

It wasn’t easy, but the Whalers persevered and won their first tournament of the season on home court last weekend, as they took top spot at the annual Ballenas Fall Classic senior girls volleyball tournament. The tournament win, conceded longtime BSS skipper John Philip, “felt really good. We certainly had to work hard for it — really hard. I’m really pleased with the way the girls played and I’m sure they are too.” The upstart Whalers, who went into the tournament ranked fifth in the province with only one Grade 12 player in the linuep, opened Friday with straight-set wins over Vanier and Oak Bay and beat NDSS in three to finish first in Pool A. BSS opened the playoffs Saturday with a straight set win over their KSS counterparts, then dug deep to defeat the Dover Bay Dolphins 25-22, 2521 in the semifinal. “We have not beaten them this year — actually we haven’t beaten them for several years,” said coach Philip, adding ,“throughout the whole tournament our two middle blockers (Lainey Jantzi and Hannah Hay) dominated the play, and Dover Bay just couldn’t stop them.” SEE

BSS ON A30


A30 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011 MOUNTAIN BIKE HYBRID BMX NEW & USED

GET THE BEST BIKE FOR YOUR BUCK! 250-248-0647

icyclebc.com

114 Hirst Avenue, Parksville

TIRES • TUBES TOOL • LOCKS LIGHTS & MORE Repairs to all makes & models.

PLEASE RECYCLE YOUR NEWSPAPER PLASTIC BAGS Must not be cut on the ends, have no holes, and intact. We will reuse them for our next paper delivery. THANK YOU! Return to the News: #4-154 Middleton Ave., Parksville

DEMXX SALES YARD OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

PLYWOOD SALE 7/16” OSB .................... $5.00 5/8” Plywood ............. $10.00 3/8” Plywood ............... $6.00 While supplies last.

NEW and Used Building Material 1688 Alberni Hwy Hwy., Coombs Tel. 250-954-0296 www.demxx.com MON-SAT 8AM-5PM, SUN 9AM-5PM

Oceanside Hospice Society “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself ” - Joseph Campbell

In Remembrance November 11th Oceanside Hospice Society 210 W. Crescent Ave. Qualicum Beach 250-752-6227 www.oceansidehospice.com Soloway & Co. is proud to support Oceanside Hospice Society

www.pqbnews.com

Gens go 1-1 By JAMES CLARKE PQ NEWS SPORTS Taylor Grobowski led the charge with a hat trick and a helper, and Oceanside’s Save On Foods Generals rallied for an exciting 5-4 win on home ice over the Peninsula Panthers Saturday night. “It was awesome — just what the hockey doctor ordered,” Generals’ GM and head coach Dave Johnston said Sunday. The Panthers came to town with a record of 8-6-1; the Gens were 6-10-1. “Taylor played great, he was definitely an impact player,” Johnston said of his forward. The Nanaimo native was a late cut from the Clippers early in the season, and now leads the team in scoring with 13 goals and seven assists for 20 points in 13 games. Johnston also had props for Noah Russi, Dylan Haugen and Luciano Somerville “who were also really strong.” Winners of four of their last six games, the Generals showed no quit Saturday night and gives the coaching staff something to build on this week. The Generals lost, 6-2, in Saanich to the Braves on Friday. The Generals travel to Victoria on Thursday to tangle with the Cougars and return home to Oceanside Place Saturday (7:30 p.m. start) for a rematch against the Braves. CONTINUED FROM PAGE A29

Medals on the line In Midget action, Oceanside’s Black Panthers take on Cowichan Friday at 6:45 p.m, and the Oceanside Red Army plays Comox at 7:45 p.m. with Oceanside Green to play Victoria at 8:30 p.m. There are games all day Saturday, and the playoffs for both divisions go Sunday with the gold medal game for the Midgets starting at 2:30 p.m., and the Bantams at 2:45 p.m.. “We’ll have a raffle table and 50/50 draws ... it’s going to be busy,” said Cathy, pointing out admission is free and the tournament open to the public. The top three finishers in each division all get medals. —NEWS Staff

SEE What your GICs Can Earn?

Precision Wealth Management GIC Centre is a registered deposit broker representing over 40 institutions. Financial institutions use deposit brokers to offer their best rates to investors completely free of fees or charges.

1 YEAR

1.90%

2 YEAR

2.05%

3 YEAR

2.25%

4 YEAR

2.50%

5 YEAR

2.75%

The Whalers’ Hannah Hay, right, looks to the net judge for confirmation as her teammates celebrate Saturday’s tournament win. JAMES CLARKE PHOTOS CONTINUED FROM PAGE A29

BSS to play in the provincials In the tournament final that afternoon against the Highland Raiders —in the top four in AA provincial standings — the Whalers showed plenty of pluck and had to stay poised to pull it off. Ballenas was leading the first set 23-21 but surrendered four straight points to lose 25-23. The Whalers called a time out, regrouped, and took the next two sets — 25-21, 15-13. “What we did was we changed our team defence so that we were able to better defend against their best player,” Philip said when asked what the keys to victory were. “And secondly Emma McNicholl played outstanding defence for us, and the third thing was Lainey played her best match of the year — her serving, her kills and her blocking were game changers.” Indeed. The Whalers were trailing the Raiders by three points in the final set when Lainey, the only senior on the team, reeled off five straight serving points to put them in the lead. It was the third straight weekend the Whalers have faced Highlands in their final game of a tournament, and first win. GAME ON BSS will have over a week to

Standout senior player Lainey Jantzi tips one over a Raiders defender during Saturday’s tournament final. prepare for the seven-team AAA Sr. Girls Island Championships slated for Mark Isfeld in Courtenay Secondary School Nov. 18-19. Because of so few AAA teams on the Island, there is no longer a North Island playdown. As hosts of the 16-team BC Championships slated for Dec. 1-3 at BSS, the Whalers are assured a berth in the provincials.

* Rates subject to change * Minimums may apply

250-954-0247 172 Weld St., Parksville, BC www.precisionwealth.ca

We’re here for you and your community. Visit Coastal Community today and make the switch. www.cccu.ca/switch | 1-888-741-1010

A Family Practice for all your Family’s Needs

250-248-2226 145 E. Hirst Ave., Parksville www.soloway.ca

Bruce K. Soloway

Formerly Hicks Financial Inc.


www.pqbnews.com

THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011 •

A31

Bucs roughed up by Pac Rim Local field lacrosse teams going great guns

league at 4-0. “We’re doing good — I think we’ll be the team to beat,” said U14 Bucs head coach Tim Clermont. The U14s are home Nov. 20 against Pac Rim for a double header. Game one goes at 11:30 a.m. game two 2:30 p.m.

Jake Zboyovsky, gets triple-teamed on his way to the Pac Rim net. He and his teammates had their hands full at Springwood Park on Saturday in U16 Island Field Lacrosse action. U16 division is for players aged 15 and 16, and all but one of the Bucs’ are 15. “Our kids are very skilled,” said Anderson, adding their biggest problem right now is a shallow bench, and because they have such a small roster they regularly call up some of the top players on the U14 Bucs’ team. Highlights for the Bucs on Saturday included the play of their goalie Riley Kuxhaus — not the biggest player on the field, “but a big heart. He played tremendous today. He saw a lot of

shots and he kept us in the game.” GAME ON The U16 Bucs are back home at Springwood Park on Saturday for a two-game set against Vic Field looking for their first win of the season. Game one goes at 11 a.m. and game two at 2 p.m. IN OTHER NEWS All three Buccaneers teams are midway through their season. The U12 Buccaneers were in action at Springwood Park on Sunday where they

came up short against Pac Rim. Oceanside’s first-year U12 squad, coached by former ‘Buc Derek Gaughan, won their first games the weekend prior when they swept Vic Field 3 16-4, 12-5 in a two game set. The U12s are currently sitting fifth in their six-team league at 2-9-0 with four games remaining. The U12 Bucs are back home on Sunday for a game against Vic Field 2 (1 p.m. start). The U14 squad had a bye this week and are unbeaten in their five-team Tier 2 Island

Text-to-Donate

5’9” - 165 lbs. Fav NHL Player:

Pavel Datsyuk Hockey career highlight:

2nd in Provincials Pre-game rituals:

Run, Stretch, Tape Stick

#7

Hockey ambitions:

Complete post secondary and live a happy life

Keenan McConnell NEXT HOME GAME: Saanich Braves • Sat., Nov.12, 7:30pm

Al Cameron

Sales 250-951-9957 • Service 250-951-9888 WWW.BLUENOSEMOTOR.COM

250-248-8371

TOWN OF QUALICUM BEACH Incorporated 1942

NOTICE OF PROPERTY DISPOSITION AND PROVISION OF ASSISTANCE Community Charter s. 24 and 26

The Town of Qualicum Beach intends to: 1) LEASE: PID # 006-633-854 & 006-633-871, Plan 2005, Lot 3&4, Block 17, DL 58, Nanoose District, the building consisting of approximately 3,260 square feet on the main level and 1,800 square feet in the basement (total 5,600 square feet) located in a residential neighbourhood adjacent to the downtown core of Qualicum Beach. located at: 181 Sunningdale Road West to: District 69 Family Resource Association who will use it: for the purpose of a family resource centre, including any and all related activities for the purpose of generating income to operate the centre and not for any other purpose unless mutually agreed upon. during a Term ending: December 31, 2015 RENT

for an annual Rent of: FOR THE PERIOD

$166.66

January 1 - December 31, 2011

$1,300.00

January 1 - December 31, 2012

$1,350.00

January 1 - December 31, 2013

$1,400.00

January 1 - December 31, 2014

$1,450.00

January 1 - December 31, 2015

2) PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO District 69 Family Resource Association by renting 181 Sunningdale Road West to the organization for rent which is less than its market value.

For years, you’ve supported the Legion. And proudly wore your poppy.

3) LEASE: PID #000-032-239, Plan 16180, Lot A, DL 57, Nanoose District, the buildings commonly known as the Power House building and the Annex and McIntosh Buildings, and PID: #018-894-666 District Lot 57 and 58,Land District 35, located in the downtown core of Qualicum Beach.

This fall, a new generation of veterans are returning home, and your gift has never been so important.

located at: 587 and 600 Beach Road and known as: the Museum to: Qualicum Beach Historical and Museum Society who will use it: for the purpose of operating a museum and not for any other purpose.

Veterans will turn to the Legion for affordable housing, career counseling & trauma relief.

during a Term ending: December 31, 2015

And we’ll be there with your support.

RENT

Simply text the word “POPPY” to 20222 on your mobile phone and $5 will be sent directly to the Legion’s Poppy Funds.

legionbcyukon.ca

Port Alberni, BC

BROUGHT TO YOU BY

SHERYL TYLER SHE

The local lads of field lacrosse had their hands full Saturday as they battled Pac Rim in a physical two-game U16 set. Pac Rim won the opener 10-3 — a scrappy contest with plenty of rough stuff — and took game two 7-1. “The first game was pretty rough,” Buccaneers’ assistant coach Phil Anderson confirmed after the dust had settled, adding, “there was only one fight where there was expulsions, but it was a very chippy game.” The second game was a lot more controlled by the players. “It wasn’t chippy at all,” he said, explaining both teams were warned at the start of game two “that the rough stuff would not be tolerated and the consequences much more severe.” The two losses drop the first year local team to 0-5. Eleven of the players on the roster of 12 are first-year field lacrosse players. The

JAMES CLARKE PHOTO

By JAMES CLARKE PQ NEWS SPORTS

Keenan McConnell

BC/YUKON COMMAND

REMEMBER. JOIN. GIVE.

for an annual Rent of: FOR THE PERIOD

$786.00

January 1 - December 31, 2011

$809.00

January 1 - December 31, 2012

$833.00

January 1 - December 31, 2013

$859.00

January 1 - December 31, 2014

$885.00

January 1 - December 31, 2015

2) PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO Qualicum Beach Historical and Museum Society by renting 587 and 600 Beach Road to the organization for rent which is less than its market value. Trudy Coates, Corporate Administrator Town of Qualicum Beach


A32 â&#x20AC;˘ THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011

www.pqbnews.com

EnterWin a trip for two... Las Vegas Getaway The... Compliments of the participating businesses and OceanSide Travel Inc. UK Pub Style Restaurant

THINK OF THE POSSUMBILITIES!

WINTER HOURS

SUN - THURS 11:30am-9pm FRI & SAT 11:30am-10pm REAL LOG FIRES OCEAN VIEWS Home Cooked English Food

13 UK & LOCAL DRAFT BEERS

THE BLACK GOOSE INN Call us: 250-586-1001 Beach Acres Resort, Resort Drive, Parksville www.blackgooseinn.com

EVERY VISIT INSPIRES.

Genesis Boxing WEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;RE LOOKING Tom Rep has copy FOR COMPETITIVE

BOXERS

Learn Discipline, Focus & ConďŹ dence. Be a part of a dedicated boxing team.

We Are More Than A Boxing Gym.

Unit 112 - 425 Stanford Avenue, Parksville

250-248-5511

www.genesisboxingandfitness.com

Do or Dye Hair Studio Do or Dye Hair & Esthetics To come Via Email

Book a color or hi-lights UĂ&#x160;Ă&#x2022;Â?Â?Ă&#x160;-iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x203A;Â&#x2C6;ViĂ&#x160;->Â?Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160;Ă&#x2022;Â?Â?Ă&#x160; Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x152;Â&#x2C6;VĂ&#x192; and receive UĂ&#x160;iÂ?Ă&#x160;50% >Â&#x2C6;Â?Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160; off your UĂ&#x160; Ă&#x17E;iÂ?>Ă&#x192;Â&#x2026;Ă&#x160;EĂ&#x160;i>Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x160; Ă?Ă&#x152;iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x192; haircut

By Advertising in this space!

GLASS DONE RIGHT! GUARANTEED! Parksville 250-248-2220 716 E. Island Hwy.

250-586-2266

#2-1343 Alberni Hwy. (Pinetree Centre) Open Monday to Saturday

250-240-2816

Qualicum 250-752-5312 148 Fern Rd. East

Serving Oceanside since 1980

Serving the Mid-Island area

â&#x20AC;˘ Insuredhere â&#x20AC;˘ Bonded ToLicensed advertise call: Member of BBB

smart.move@shaw.ca 250-248-4341

www.smartmoveservices.ca pqbnews.com

Win every week a $25 gift certiďŹ cate certiďŹ cate to to any any Quality Quality Foods Foods Store Store

Return Flight â&#x20AC;˘ Vancouver - Las Vegas for Two (3 Nights 4 Days) ,iĂ&#x152;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Â?Â&#x2C6;}Â&#x2026;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160;6>Â&#x2DC;VÂ&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x203A;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2021;Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;6i}>Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;vÂ&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;/Ă&#x153;Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;­Ă&#x17D;Ă&#x160; Â&#x2C6;}Â&#x2026;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;{Ă&#x160; >Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x192;ÂŽ Accommodations TBA â&#x20AC;˘ Up to a maximum value of $1000.00. VVÂ&#x153;Â&#x201C;Â&#x201C;Â&#x153;`>Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;/ Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160;1ÂŤĂ&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x160;Â&#x201C;>Ă?Â&#x2C6;Â&#x201C;Ă&#x2022;Â&#x201C;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x203A;>Â?Ă&#x2022;iĂ&#x160;Â&#x153;vĂ&#x160;f£äää°ää° Terms and conditions apply. Subject to blackout dates. RULES: Each week Terms we will scramble the letters of the businesses namestoasblackout they appear dates. on this feature. Simply read and conditions apply. Subject

through the ads carefully, unscramble the letters and identify the four businesses. Clip out the ads and send them along ,1 -\Ă&#x160; >VÂ&#x2026;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x153;iiÂ&#x17D;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x153;iĂ&#x160;Ă&#x153;Â&#x2C6;Â?Â?Ă&#x160;Ă&#x192;VĂ&#x20AC;>Â&#x201C;LÂ?iĂ&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x160;Â?iĂ&#x152;Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;vĂ&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x160;LĂ&#x2022;Ă&#x192;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x192;iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2DC;>Â&#x201C;iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x17E;Ă&#x160;>ÂŤÂŤi>Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;vi>Ă&#x152;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;i°Ă&#x160; with your name, address and phone number to the News Unit 4-154 Middleton., Parksville, B.C. V9P 2H2 c/o LAS VEGAS GETAWAYâ&#x20AC;?, to arrive no later than Friday noon following this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s feature. The ďŹ rst correct answer drawn -Â&#x2C6;Â&#x201C;ÂŤÂ?Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x20AC;i>`Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;}Â&#x2026;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x160;>`Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;V>Ă&#x20AC;ivĂ&#x2022;Â?Â?Ă&#x17E;]Ă&#x160;Ă&#x2022;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x192;VĂ&#x20AC;>Â&#x201C;LÂ?iĂ&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x160;Â?iĂ&#x152;Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;>Â&#x2DC;`Ă&#x160;Â&#x2C6;`iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;vĂ&#x17E;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x160;vÂ&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;LĂ&#x2022;Ă&#x192;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x192;iĂ&#x192;°Ă&#x160; Â?Â&#x2C6;ÂŤĂ&#x160;Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x160; each week, the lucky winner receives a $25 Gift CertiďŹ cate to use any Quality Foods Store. All entries will be kept until >`Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;>Â&#x2DC;`Ă&#x160;Ă&#x192;iÂ&#x2DC;`Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;iÂ&#x201C;Ă&#x160;>Â?Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;}Ă&#x160;Ă&#x153;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x17E;Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2DC;>Â&#x201C;i]Ă&#x160;>``Ă&#x20AC;iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;>Â&#x2DC;`Ă&#x160;ÂŤÂ&#x2026;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x160;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x2022;Â&#x201C;LiĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x160; iĂ&#x153;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;1Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;{Â&#x2021;ÂŁx{Ă&#x160;Â&#x2C6;``Â?iĂ&#x152;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;°]Ă&#x160; the end of this feature and at that time a draw will take place. The ďŹ rst one drawn will receive a trip for two to Las Vegas *>Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x17D;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x203A;Â&#x2C6;Â?Â?i]Ă&#x160; ° °Ă&#x160;6Â&#x2122;*Ă&#x160;Ă&#x201C;Ă&#x201C;Ă&#x160;VĂ&#x2030;Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;-Ă&#x160;6 -Ă&#x160; /79Âť]Ă&#x160;i`Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;]Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x203A;iĂ&#x160;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;Â?>Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;>Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;`>Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x153;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;vÂ&#x153;Â?Â?Â&#x153;Ă&#x153;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160; compliments of Oceanside Travel Inc. and the businesses on this feature. All advertisers and staff of this newspaper and Ă&#x153;iiÂ&#x17D;½Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;vi>Ă&#x152;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;i°Ă&#x160;/Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x160;wĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;VÂ&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x20AC;iVĂ&#x152;Ă&#x160;>Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x153;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;`Ă&#x20AC;>Ă&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;i>VÂ&#x2026;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x153;iiÂ&#x17D;]Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x160;Â?Ă&#x2022;VÂ&#x17D;Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x153;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x20AC;iViÂ&#x2C6;Ă&#x203A;iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x160;fĂ&#x201C;xĂ&#x160;Â&#x2C6;vĂ&#x152;Ă&#x160; iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;wV>Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Ă&#x160; their families, or anyone under the age of 18 are expressly forbidden to enter this contest. The judgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision is ďŹ nal. No cash surrender value. The trip must be taken within six months of winning. Enter now and be a lucky winner! Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x192;iĂ&#x160;>Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;+Ă&#x2022;>Â?Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;Â&#x153;`Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;-Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;i°Ă&#x160;Â?Â?Ă&#x160;iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x153;Â&#x2C6;Â?Â?Ă&#x160;LiĂ&#x160;Â&#x17D;iÂŤĂ&#x152;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x2022;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â?Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x160;iÂ&#x2DC;`Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;vĂ&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;iÂ&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;vi>Ă&#x152;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;iĂ&#x160;>Â&#x2DC;`Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;>Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x201C;iĂ&#x160;>Ă&#x160;`Ă&#x20AC;>Ă&#x153;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x153;Â&#x2C6;Â?Â?Ă&#x160;

Ă&#x152;>Â&#x17D;iĂ&#x160;ÂŤÂ?>Vi°Ă&#x160;/Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x160;wĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x160;`Ă&#x20AC;>Ă&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x153;Â&#x2C6;Â?Â?Ă&#x160;Ă&#x20AC;iViÂ&#x2C6;Ă&#x203A;iĂ&#x160;>Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;ÂŤĂ&#x160;vÂ&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x153;Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;6i}>Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;VÂ&#x153;Â&#x201C;ÂŤÂ?Â&#x2C6;Â&#x201C;iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;vĂ&#x160;"Vi>Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x192;Â&#x2C6;`iĂ&#x160;/Ă&#x20AC;>Ă&#x203A;iÂ?Ă&#x160;Â&#x2DC;V°Ă&#x160; THIS WEEKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SCRAMBLE YOUR NAME: >Â&#x2DC;`Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x160;LĂ&#x2022;Ă&#x192;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x192;iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;vi>Ă&#x152;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;i°Ă&#x160;Â?Â?Ă&#x160;>`Ă&#x203A;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;>Â&#x2DC;`Ă&#x160;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;>vvĂ&#x160;Â&#x153;vĂ&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x153;Ă&#x192;ÂŤ>ÂŤiĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;>Â&#x2DC;`Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;iÂ&#x2C6;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;v>Â&#x201C;Â&#x2C6;Â?Â&#x2C6;iĂ&#x192;]Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;>Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x17E;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x160; 1. erggaa orod nxcmeahi Ă&#x2022;Â&#x2DC;`iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x160;>}iĂ&#x160;Â&#x153;vĂ&#x160;ÂŁnĂ&#x160;>Ă&#x20AC;iĂ&#x160;iĂ?ÂŤĂ&#x20AC;iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x192;Â?Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;vÂ&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;LÂ&#x2C6;``iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;VÂ&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x152;°Ă&#x160;/Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x160;Â?Ă&#x2022;`}i½Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;`iVÂ&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;wÂ&#x2DC;>Â?°Ă&#x160; Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;V>Ă&#x192;Â&#x2026;Ă&#x160; YOUR PHONE NUMBER: Ă&#x192;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x20AC;iÂ&#x2DC;`iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x203A;>Â?Ă&#x2022;i°Ă&#x160;/Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x160;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;ÂŤĂ&#x160;Â&#x201C;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;LiĂ&#x160;Ă&#x152;>Â&#x17D;iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x153;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x192;Â&#x2C6;Ă?Ă&#x160;Â&#x201C;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;vĂ&#x160;Ă&#x153;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}°Ă&#x160; Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x153;Ă&#x153;Ă&#x160;>Â&#x2DC;`Ă&#x160;LiĂ&#x160;>Ă&#x160;Â?Ă&#x2022;VÂ&#x17D;Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x153;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x20AC;t

2. tohnr iiccfpa nwdoiw

/-Ă&#x160;7 ½-Ă&#x160;- , 

Ă&#x17D;°Ă&#x160;iÂ&#x2C6;>Â?}Â?Ă&#x203A;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2DC;Â?}VÂ&#x2C6;Â&#x2026;

3. esgesin ognbxi nda sefstni £°Ă&#x160;iĂ&#x152;Â&#x2026;Ă&#x160;Â&#x17D;VÂ?L>Â&#x153;}Ă&#x192;Â&#x153;iĂ&#x160;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;

{°Ă&#x160;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x153;ÂŤĂ&#x160;iVĂ&#x20AC;>Ă&#x160;ÂŤiĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x152;V>Ă&#x160;>Â&#x2DC;Â?Â&#x2DC;i}VÂ&#x2C6;

LAST WEEKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S WINNER!

Ă&#x201C;°Ă&#x160;Â&#x2DC;`iĂ&#x192;V>Â&#x153;Â&#x2C6;iĂ&#x160;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x17E;iVÂŤĂ&#x20AC;Â&#x2026;>Â&#x2C6;L 4. otrsamhwri iotvuoaemt nda ignowt

with

Wig Specialist â&#x20AC;˘ Retail Products selected Gift CertiĂ&#x203A;cates Available stylists. Stocking Stuffers Expires Dec. 31/11 www.doordyehair.com

Do you need to move or downsize? Do you need help with an estate liquidation? Call for a FREE consultation.

E. Yaworski

Last weeks Winner:

Riviera Maya Mexico

Exclusive Group Group Departure Departure from from Comox Comox Exclusive your vacation people StarĂ&#x160;"Vi>Â&#x2DC;vĂ&#x20AC;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160;Â?Â?Ă&#x160;Â&#x2DC;VÂ?Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x192;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x203A;i 5 Sta Star O Oc Oceanfront â&#x20AC;˘ All Inclusive $1529 + taxes $320 FREE GOLF FREE GOLF Departs Feb 6, 2012 7 Nights All Inclusive - Gran Bahia Principe Akumal Royal Golden 2 weeks also available on request

OCEANSIDE INC. OCEANSIDE TRAVEL TRAVEL INC.

Nanaimo 250-585-1610 Nanaimo503-5800 503-5800Turner Turner Road â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ 250-585-1610 Qualicum Beach130 130 W. W. 2nd Ave Qualicum Beach Ave â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘250-752-6992 250-752-6992

Business of the Week â&#x20AC;&#x153;Discover the Healing Powers of Oxygenâ&#x20AC;? #10-1009 Allsbrook Rd., Allsbrook Centre, Parksville 877-954-0335 or 250-954-0335 www.oceansidehyperbaric.ca FREE CONSULTATION

"SFZPVBNBOXJUIPVUBTUPSF

MENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S & LADIES FASHIONS GREAT SELECTION OF MENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CASUAL & DRESS CLOTHING.

Bring your wife along sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll love our petite & regular fashions

8FTU4FDPOE"WF 2VBMJDVN#FBDI

250-752-0436

www.villageclothing.ca vvillageclothing@shawbiz.ca

Old Dutch in 7Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;`Ă&#x192;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2C6;iÂ?`Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160;,Â&#x153;VÂ&#x17D;Ă&#x160; Â&#x2026;Â&#x2C6;ÂŤĂ&#x160;,iÂŤ>Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x192; To come Via Email ,iÂ&#x2DC;Â&#x153;Ă&#x203A;>Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;EĂ&#x160; iĂ&#x153;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;Â&#x201C;iĂ&#x160;7Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;`Â&#x153;Ă&#x153;Ă&#x160;->Â?iĂ&#x192;

Qualicum 250-752-5312 â&#x20AC;˘ 148 Fern Rd. East

SERVING OCEANSIDE SINCE 1980

The Old Dutch Inn Reach New Heights!

Old Dutch Friday & Saturday Nights in Sharer West Coast To Seafood come Via Email FRE F FRESH RE R SH C CRAB RAB RAB B DI DIP DP King & Dungeness Crab, Warm Baguette Tortilla Shards, CruditĂŠs STEAM STE STEAM MP POT OT T Salt Spring Island Mussels & Clams in Tomato & Bacon Broth WHOLE WHO WHOLE E FRE F FRESH RE RESH L LOBSTER OBSTER OB ER R Classic Lemon Butter Dressing CHOICE O CHO CHOICE OF F DE D DESSERT ESS SSERT ER ERT RT TP PER ER RP PER PERSON ER E SON N $35 $ Based on Multiples of 2 sharing *Limited Availability, Please Book in Advance to Avoid Disappointment* PLU PLUS LUS S ALL ALL LL CO C COCKTAILS OCKTA KTAIL ILS $5 IL

2250-752-6914 50-7752-66914

2690 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach

UĂ&#x160;Ă&#x2022;iÂ?Ă&#x160;Â&#x2DC;Â?iVĂ&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;EĂ&#x160; Â?iVĂ&#x152;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;V>Â?Ă&#x160;,iÂŤ>Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x20AC; UĂ&#x160; Â&#x2C6;iĂ&#x192;iÂ?Ă&#x160;,iÂŤ>Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x20AC; UĂ&#x160;{8{Ă&#x160;/Â&#x153;Ă&#x153;Ă&#x160;/Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x2022;VÂ&#x17D;½Ă&#x192; UĂ&#x160;Â?>Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;`iVÂ&#x17D;Ă&#x160;/Â&#x153;Ă&#x153;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}Ă&#x160;/Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x2022;VÂ&#x17D;Ă&#x192; UĂ&#x160;iÂ&#x2DC;iĂ&#x20AC;>Â?Ă&#x160;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;EĂ&#x160; Â&#x2C6;iĂ&#x192;iÂ?Ă&#x160;,iÂŤ>Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x20AC;

24 HOUR TOWING

20 Hillers Rd Rd., Qualicum Be Beach

250-752-1662

PRO-CARE ocrat ristCLEANING CARPET

A

YourPlumbing Oceanside Carpet & Heating & GasĂ&#x20AC;tting Upholstery Professionals Call us for expert Clean One Area Rug at Regular help with all your Price & Get One plumbing needs!Cleaned at

25% OFF Installation (Expires December 5 / 2011)

Service â&#x20AC;˘ Renovations $BSQFUTt"SFB3VHTt6QIPMTUFSZ $BMM 250-248-6900 Call: 250-240-3872

POWER WEST

Power West Power POWER WASHING Washing Fall Cleanup Specials! Pick up from BBQ DRIVEWAYS $ A39 00 October 18 / 2011 Page Any Size ...................... DRIVEWAYS   $80 SIDING...............Call for Free Estimate % SIDING Receive

125 5050% OFF OFF

7>Â?Â&#x17D;Ă&#x153;>Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160;*>Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160; iVÂ&#x17D;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160;/iÂ&#x2DC;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160; Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160; Â&#x153;>Ă&#x152;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;EĂ&#x160;,6Ă&#x192; Driveways, Walkways, Siding and Decks ii`Ă&#x192;t ...for°°°vÂ&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;>Â?Â?Ă&#x160;Ă&#x17E;Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;*Â&#x153;Ă&#x153;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;7>Ă&#x192;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}Ă&#x160; all your Power Washing Needs!

      

Office: (250)752-5279 Cell: (250)228-WASH (9274)

Extraordinary wines @ Extraordinary prices Come in and see our knowledgeable staff and discuss our vast selection of wines Craft Winemaking

Broken Windshield? Bring Your Insurance Papers ers - We We Do Do The The he Rest! Rest!

Parksville 250-248-2220 â&#x20AC;˘ 716 E. Island Hwy.

Arrowsmith Automotive To come Via Email

By Advertising in this space!

Qualicum Wine Making 156A West 1st Ave. Qualicum, across from the Ă&#x161;re hall Mon - Fri 10am to 5pm â&#x20AC;˘ Sat 9am - 1pm

250-752-5039

Garage Door Mechanix Pick up from BBQ October 18 / 2011 Page A39

MechaniX LTD.

â&#x20AC;˘ GARAGE DOORS â&#x20AC;˘ AUTOMATIC OPENERS â&#x20AC;˘ GATE OPENERS â&#x20AC;˘ SALES â&#x20AC;˘ SERVICE â&#x20AC;˘ REPAIRS â&#x20AC;˘ INSTALLATIONS

To advertise here call:

250-248-4341 pqbnews.com

Parksville/Qualicum

250-248-7927 Garage door problems? Call the professionals


At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will

Remember them

November 8, 2011

STEVEN HEYWOOD PHOTO

A special section of the


B2 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011

www.pqbnews.com

All Quality Foods Stores will be closed Friday, November 11, 2011. We offer apologies to those who are inconvenienced by our stores closing, and hope that our decision is in line with the Royal Canadian Legion’s message to “Take time to remember”. Once again this November 11th, Canadians around the world and here at home will gather and pause in silent remembrance. Many of us will continue the tradition of attending organized services designed to ensure the families and peers of the fallen know the immeasurable value of their loved ones’ service and sacrafice. This year’s ceremonies will likely be tinged with sorrow for the loss of many good Canadians from recent conflicts, yet carry a sense of relief that many more are returning

safely home. We all owe these Canadians a debt of gratitude now and in the future. At Quality Foods, we feel it is important to take the time to honour our Veterans, past and present who gave their service, their future and their lives so that we may all live in peace. For us, Remembrance Day is more than honouring those who sacrificed their futures and their lives for all Canadians; we need to also guard wisely against the spectre of a dark history repeated, and help our young people to remember.

At the 11th hour of each November 11th, Canadians across the nation pause for two minutes of silent remembrance for those who served our country, and still serve today. “For the Fallen” They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. - Laurence Binyon, 1914


www.pqbnews.com

Oceanside Remembrance Day Ceremonies Friday, November 11, 2011 Parksville Cenotaph, behind city hall: - 10:30 a.m. muster and parade to cenotaph - 11 a.m. silence followed by speeches etc. Qualicum Beach: - 10:15 a.m. muster for parade at the Liquor Store - 11 a.m. ceremony at the Civic Centre Bowser Legion: - 10:30 a.m. ceremony

Black Watch memorial

Missing medal turns up

B3

PARKSVILLE LIONS

First World War honour returned to a soldier’s daughter Remember Our Veterans by Wearing a Poppy.

By BRENDA GOUGH NEWS REPORTER

A

First World War medal that was missing for 45 years has now been returned to the daughter of the soldier it belonged to just in time for Remembrance Day on November 11. The story behind the missing medal is fascinating and the woman who now has it in her possession said she is thrilled to have the memento of her late father. Liz Giuriato said her father’s medal was buried in the ground from 1965 to 1990 on the property in Hilliers she had lived in from 1960 to 1965. The home was sold in 1965 and it is anybody’s guess how Edward Albert Moore’s medal wound up buried in the ground. When Donna West bought the acreage on Palmer Road 1990 she got a lot more than the house and land. While clearing the property, her husband hit a small pile of what appeared to be garbage with his excavator. The blade caused the pile to be spread out across the dirt and while West was cleaning up the broken glass, lo and behold she found a First World War medal. “At first I thought it was a bottle cap. It was covered in sand,” West stated. The medal they had unearthed belonged to Private Edward Albert Moore but it wasn’t until October of this year that West was able to give the medal to its rightful family. She had been dabbling in

Hounoring our Veterans

DOLLY’S HOME HARDWARE

169 West 2nd Ave., Qualicum Beach 250-752-9833

Proud to honour those who have given their lives serving Canadians and helping people of other nations.

Lest we forget. In Honour of those Who Fought for our Freedom, Lest We Forget... The Foundation proudly supports Eagle Park Healthcare Facility, Trillium Lodge, Dufferin Place, and NRGH.

250-755-7690

BRENDA GOUGH PHOTO

11th hour

THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011 •

nanaimohospitalfoundation.com

In honour and remembrance, to all of those who have served our country.

Liz Giuriato holds her father’s First World War medal. It was uncovered during excavation work at her old home. tracing her own family tree and was familiar with the Ancestry website but her search for relatives of E. A. Moore would continually hit dead ends. For 20 years she tried to find his family. “I would give it a poke off and on. I tried the Internet and

They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.

The Management & Staff at Qualicum Pharmasave remember and honour those who fought to ensure our freedom.

I talk to neighbours. I would give up for a while and try again because it was on my ‘things to do list’ before I leave this Earth,” she admitted. West said she could have easily sold the medal but that was out of the question. SEE

MEDAL ON A4

Parksville AM Rotary “Service above Self”

With thanks to our Veterans, and in memory of those no longer with us,

“Lest W “Lest Wee F Forget” orget”

We will be closed Friday., Nov. 11th in Observance of Remembrance Day

250-752-3011

10 100% 00% %M Member e be ber er Owned Ow ed • www.midisland.coop Ow ww ww.mid miidi land d.co d. coop op

720 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Q Beach

250-951-9957

www.bluenosemotor.com

145 E. Hirst Ave., Parksville

250-248-2226


B4 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011

www.pqbnews.com

CONTINUED FROM PAGE

B3

Medal find set sisters off on a search for family OUR OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED REMEMBRANCE DAY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2011

We must remember and never forget,the sacrifices made by so many. Honour our forces by remembering.

thegardensatqualicum.com

West’s determination finally paid off when she happened upon the website of the Qualicum Beach Family History Society (QBFHS). She sent an e-mail to their president Joe Forsyth and within days they had traced the medal to the family who had for years been wondering whatever happened to it. “It was a fluke that I wound up on their website and by-golly it didn’t take them long to track the family down,” declared West. Forsyth said it just so happened that they were having a meeting and one of the new members knew that Rose Brittian who lives in Coombs had a mom who was a Moore. “I phoned Rose and asked about her father and I thought she was going to drop the phone because Liz had just been asking Rose about their dad’s war medals,” explained Forsyth. He said it is not the first time they have been involved in reuniting First World War memorabilia with families who have been searching for items but he said this case is definitely a head scratcher. He said no one really knows how the medal wound up in the ground and West believes there is a companion medal still buried on the property because Moore’s Canadian Armed Forces records indicate he was given the British War and Victory medals. Giuriato and Brittain are both grateful that West never gave up trying to find them and admitted that Forsyth was the key in putting it all together. Giuriato said the hook for the ribbon which holds the medal is broken and obviously the ribbon is gone but she said she will get a replacement ribbon and perhaps talk to the owners of

the property about letting her walk the acreage with a medal detector to find the missing Victory medal.

“My head is spinning over this. Everything has fallen into place and I am so happy to have the medal,” Giuriato admitted. She said her father died in 1978 and it wasn’t until a few years ago that she became interested in finding out about his military service. She said she was only 21 when he died, and was too young to appreciate his contribution to the war. Giuriato said her dad was a bachelor until he was 68 years old and he was 69 when she was born. “Dad never married until he was 68. He married a widow who had two daughters and a year later I was born,” she explained. “I didn’t know about the medal until a couple of years ago when we were looking through my mom’s stuff. Rose had her dad’s medals and wondered where my dad’s medals were.” She stated that as a nurse in a seniors care home she finds that most of the veterans don’t like to talk about the war and added her dad wasn’t one to talk about the time he served in France. She said now she is getting to know things about her dad by tracing her family history and she is learning many wonderful things about him. “Two years ago I went to Nova Scotia and saw the home my dad was born in.” Giuriato and Brittian admit their dad was a free spirit who really never wanted to settle down but added he was always a gentleman. The sisters agree November 11, 2011 will have special meaning to them and to those who played a role in bringing them a little piece of their father’s history to them.

Friday November 11th, Remembrance Day We honour our Veterans and Parksville Legion Members with a

LASAGNA LUNCHEON Compliments of the Management and Staff of Save On Foods Lunch for the Veterans and Parksville Legion Members will be served after the Remembrance Day Ceremony by the Parksville Legion Ladies Auxiliary and Team Members of Save On Foods.


www.pqbnews.com

THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011 •

B5

Pilot flew Cold War missions Parksville’s Bill Ainslie trained to go toe-to-toe with the Russians over the North Atlantic By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER

H

is finger hovered over the button as he waited for just the right

Remembering our troops past and present.

SUBMITTED PHOTO

moment. It was a tough job, but somebody had to do it, and in this case, it fell to Bill Ainslie. He knew that if the derelict vessel drifted into the shipping lane, there could be all sorts of trouble, possibly even fatal trouble. The moment came, Ainslie’s thumb twitched the button down and the hypersonic missile leapt towards the target. “They’re incredibly fast, the Parksville resident and former pilot remembered. “You would barely get your finger off the button and they were at the target.” The explosions were similarly gratifying. Sinking derelict shipping formed just a very small part of the naval pilot’s long career, a career that saw Ainslie playing cat and mouse with some of the Soviet Union’s most sophisticated and dangerous weaponry. Ainslie, born in Winnipeg, began his flying career early, serving in air cadets from 1957 to 1962 in Winnipeg and later in Montreal when his family moved. “I loved it,” he said. “I didn’t actually get into pilot training until I got into the military, but I did air cadet senior leaders courses, drill instructor courses and summer camps and I rose up to

PARKSVILLEQUALICUM BEACH REALTY

Lest we forget.

Parksville resident Bill Ainslie flies an Aurora and works the controls during a Cold War exercise. become the squadron warrant officer.” The transition from cadet to military pilot was an easy one, although the direction he took was unexpected. “Before I left Montreal I ran into a chap who was also an air cadet, but he had spoken to a recruiting officer and he ran into a navy recruiter who convinced him to join the navy instead of the airforce, because he could still fly, but he would be doing it from the deck of a ship, rather than from shore.” Ainslie followed his friend’s path, not realizing before he could fly he would have to become a naval officer — which required him to take an 18-month course. Ainslie earned his wings in 1964. The training wasn’t over though.

Far from it. “I had a choice of either fixed wing or rotary wings. I hadn’t flown any naval planes at that point. He chose the fixed wing option and was posted to one of Canada’s three aircraft carriers at the time, HMCS Bonaventure, or the Bonnie. Ainslie trained in the calm waters off the coast of Halifax, taking off and landing on the tiny deck, first as a co-pilot and then as the main hand on the controls. The training was thorough, but it didn’t entirely prepare him for what he was about to face in the North Atlantic. “When you started you did it in fairly benign conditions, just off Halifax in decent weather, with not a lot of cloud or rock and roll,” he said. “I got kind of used to

having a fairly stable deck to land on. The North Atlantic is not benign at all, with fog, high winds and a deck that moves up and down. That’s very different from YVR.” Landing on a ship that’s heaving and rolling is no easy task, despite the training, and while Ainslie never went over the side, he saw a few instances where others did. “One of our friends lined up incorrectly and missed the wires,” he remembered. “Because of this he didn’t slow down properly and went right into the planes parked up front. His right wing hit the first plane and then went over the side and he ditched it. It was night time — everything happens at night — but all four guys were OK.” SEE

CARRIER ON B6

Parksville

250 248-3229 146 Alberni Hwy.

Qualicum

250 752-6961 104-661 Primrose St.

AUTO • HOME • MARINE FARM • BUSINESS

They Fought for Our Freedom

Scott Fraser, MLA Alberni-Pacific Rim

3945B Johnston Road, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 5N4 Phone: 1-866-870-4190 www.ScottFraserMLA.com

Honouring Our Veterans On Remembrance Day, we remember the brave men and women who fought then, and continue to protect our country’s freedoms now, at home and overseas. 280 E. Island Highway • Open daily from 7am to 10pm • 250.248.8823 • Visit us online at www.thriftyfoods.com


B6 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011

“We will always remember”

www.pqbnews.com

He joined the Navy and saw the world Harold Ferguson saw good and bad in the world during his life and travels with the Canadian Navy By AUREN RUVINSKY NEWS REPORTER

#32-1499 Huntley Rd., Parksville

250-248-4145

FERRIS FENCING 757-9677 “We Honour and Remember Our Veterans”

CONTINUED FROM PAGE

Give Peace a Chance! You ou are welcome to join us for the

Peace Memorial at the Nanoose CFMETR Base on Fairwinds Drive, Friday, November 11, 1:00 p.m.

Inserted by the Oceanside Coalition for Strong Communities

“We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.”

AUREN RUVINSKY PHOTO

“T

o us land is considered an occupational hazard,” said Harold Ferguson of his career in the Canadian Navy. He signed up in 1953 at the age of 18, “as a way to see the world,” he said speaking to THE NEWS at the Parksville Legion, Branch 49 where people were busy preparing for the annual poppy campaign and Remembrance Day ceremonies. Ferguson signed up just in time to ship off to the conflict in Korea for his first posting after 21 weeks of boot camp at CFB Cornwallis in Nova Scotia. Modest and quiet, Ferguson has marched in Remembrance Day parades and remembers his time in Korea and friends he served with, but he brushes off questions about the

Harold Ferguson during the recent flag raising ceremony kicking off the Parksville Legion’s annual poppy campaign. darker side of his time in the service. Asked about the rough times after spending

much of his life at sea he mentioned a few high seas storms, the worst being catching the back

of a typhoon off the coast of Alaska on the HMCS Fraser. “We encountered some good storms,” he said, indicating even the rough parts can take on a romantic glow over time. “Red sky in the morning, sailor’s warning, red sky at night, sailor’s delight,” he said, pointing out there is a lot of truth in the old cliché. Other than a couple longer training exercises, the longest they were actually out at sea was a couple weeks crossing the Pacific, during which they were also busy training. Over the years he took additional courses and worked his way up to retire as a petty officer first class. Though he spent most of his time in the Pacific, he saw much of the world over the years, including a memorable trip through the Panama Canal in March 1963.

SEE

HAROLD ON B7

B5

Carrier camaraderie was through the roof, says Ainslie During his time aboard the Bonnie — as well as a later deployment in Comox — Ainslie was on the lookout for Soviet submarines, this being during the height of the Cold War. “The Bonnie was responsible for anti-submarine warfare capability,” he said. “We saw all kinds of submarines and all kinds of Russian aircraft, because they came out to monitor us — and they had every right to be there.

Anchor Realty Independently Owned & Operated

The subs would try to break through the antisubmarine screen around the carrier and then they would come up and take a peek.” When the ship got close enough to the Arctic Circle, the Soviet surface fleet would come out. “With our three carriers and their protectors — about 30 ships — along with 12 or so of theirs, it got pretty crowded out there,” he said.

Ainslie went on to greater heights in his career as a naval pilot, serving as staff officer for personnel at Esquimalt in 1973 before being posted to St. Jean, Quebec, where he taught management and leadership to all ranks. After graduating from staff college — now a colonel — in 1979, he served with NATO Air Command in Omaha, Nebraska. Later, he worked as the Canadian project officer for the cruise missile

testing program at Cold Lake, Alberta. His next posting was as the commanding officer of a squadron in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, he moved back to Ottawa as a pilot career manager, overseeing the careers of about 1,850 pilots in the Canadian Forces. In his last hitch before retirement, Ainslie was posted for five years to NATO headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia, where

April 4, June 4 & September 9, 2012 11 DAYS

‘Lest We Forget...’ Phone: 250-752-2466 Toll-Free: (800) 668-3622 Fax: 250-752-2433 113 West 2nd Avenue Qualicum Beach www.remaxanchorrealty.com

he was staff officer with Supreme Allied Command Atlantic. Out of all his adventures and postings however, it was his time on the Bonnie that he remembers with most fondness. “I look back on the carrier with the most fondness, because the camaraderie was through the roof,” he said. “That’s where you had real pals. That was a really, really fun time.”

GREAT CANADIAN WAR MEMORIAL TOUR

In honour and remembrance to all those who serve our country.

This is a Canadian tour, designed by Canadians, for Canadians, to pay tribute to all who served their country in battle and particularly to those who gave their lives.

~ John McCrae

1282 Alberni Hwy., Parksville 250-248-9261

Some of his postings where not in places you’d think of as key Navy locations, such as his two terms stationed in Saskatchewan. “Yeah I was surprised about that one myself,” said the now 73-year-old. After three years patrolling the high prairie he returned to sea, which he always preferred. When his time at sea was done in 1985, he spent the next 14 years working security in the B.C. legislature. He got a bit of a taste of some of the modern luxuries, like modern ships with air-conditioning, but during his years in the service it was a pretty sparse lifestyle. He was originally posted on the HMCS Cayuga, a Second World War era tribal class destroyer where he admitted “conditions where not great.”

Ron Cantelon

Every journey tells a story.

MLA Parksville - Qualicum

100 E. Jensen Ave. Parksville

(250) 951-6018 ron.cantelon.mla@leg.bc.ca www.roncantelonmla.bc.ca

PARKSVILLE DOLPHIN TRAVEL 2008, INC.

160 1 60 Corfi Corfi fiel eld ld Street Street Thrifty Foods Centre Parksville

248-6124


www.pqbnews.com

THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011 •

B7

SUBMITTED PHOTO

POPPY CAMPAIGN

We will Never Forget

Padre Brian Kirby pins a poppy to the lapel of Capt. (N) Marcel Halle, the Chief of Staff for Maritime Equipment Program Management at a ceremony at CFMETR.

SUBMITTED PHOTO

826 Island Hwy. W. Parksville

Qualicum Beach Legion #76 got a rousing start to their Poppy Campaign with a very generous donation of $1,000 from the Ocean Idlers Car Club.

We Remember... 250-951-0227 281 E Island Hwy, Parksville

STEVEN HEYWOOD PHOTO

CONTINUED FROM PAGE

AUREN RUVINSKY PHOTO

At 11 a..m. on Fri., Nov. 11, pause for a moment of silence and remember those who have served Canada, at home and abroad. Members of the Parksville Legion’s colour party during the Parksville branch’s poppy campaign kick off.

SUNSET LANES

B6

Harold re-enlisted every chance he got: “It was a good life” He pointed out, for example, there were no showers, but “the food was always good.” During their time in

Korea their food supplies came from the U.S. military. In Korea they were mostly conducting peace-

keeping work off the coast and his clearest memories are of R&R, or days off in places like Hong Kong. He was in the navy ini-

tially from 1953 to 1977, and was only out a few years before he returned in 1980 for another four years. “I went right back in ev-

“In Appreciation for the Sacrifices of all our Veterans”

ery chance I got,” he said, “I would go back today, it was a good life.” reporter@pqbnews.com

Wembley Mall

5 Pin Bowling Lanes

248-6411 678 E. Island Hwy., Parksville


B8 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011

www.pqbnews.com

Arts & Life PARKSVILLE QUALICUM BEACH

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

www.pqbnews.com

THE NEWS’ Second Section

Gurr to play the Hall

ABRA mania at QB gala By BRENDA GOUGH NEWS REPORTER

Babe Gurr in Errington Nov. 12

Mamma Mia it’s the 20th Anniversary of the Qualicum Beach Rotary Chamber Gala and Auction and to celebrate this years event guests will be entertained with a live performance by ABRA Cadabra, an ABBA tribute band. For fans of the Swedish superstars who were at the top of the charts back in the 1970’s and 80’s it will be the next best thing to a concert by members of the original ABBA who recently turned down a billion dollars for a 26 date tour. SEE

By BRENDA GOUGH NEWS REPORTER

GALA ON B11

Ed Moran, as Dr. Dulcamara in Vancouver Island Opera’s production of L’Elisir d’Amore, sends a card into the air during the Sunday matinee performance at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. STEVEN HEYWOOD PHOTO

An elixir of success for VIO Review KSS grad Kylee Epp is back on stage.

Once again, VIO artistic and staging director — and founder — Taniana Vasilieva found the cast, musicians and supporting players to stage an excellent opera at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre.

I

cannot recall a time when I have been disappointed by a production of the Vancouver Island Opera in the last eight years.

SUBMITTED PHOTO

Vasilieva turned again to some of her favourite performers from Vancouver to play the lead roles. By now, the leads have become familiar to local audiences — with a few new faces to mix it up. SEE CAST ON B9

The Errington Hall has been described by many musicians who have performed there as an intimate venue with an appreciative audience and Vancouver’s Babe Gurr can’t wait share her songs and stories when she performs at the hall on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. The singer-songwriter has been turning heads for years with her blend of roots, blues and pop. Gurr’s concert will have special appeal to those who appreciate finely crafted songs performed with sincerity. Her music has been compared to the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams, and Sheryl Crow and Gurr’s warm and sultry voice, intelligent lyrics, and savvy personality add up to beautiful and poignant musical experience. SEE

ROOTS ON B13

Fall Inventory SALE CASH & CARRY

CARPET From

AR E A SAVE R UGS UP TO

89

¢

t. sq. ft.

50%

SAVE BIG ON

CARPET RO C LL ENDS VINYL Loose Lay wwith built-in Underpad CARPET or

1

From

39

CASH &

sq. ft. CARRY

Hardwood & Laminate Specials too!

149

sq. ft.

You can now use your SEARS CREDIT CARD

VINYL

SAVE

UP TO

25%-40%

OFF

On Selected CARPETS $ 99 from

2

sq. ft.

Installed nstalled with Underpad

#4-287 MARTINDALE ROAD, PARKSVILLE 250-248-4664 • www.parksvillefloors.com

VINYL VINY YL • TILE • BL BLINDS NDS

CORK • CARPET • RU RUGS

• HARDWOOD • LAMINATE • CORK • VINYL • CARPET • TILE • AREA RUGS GS • DRAPERY • B BLINDS LIND LI NDS S • HA HARD HARDWOOD RDWO WO OOD O •L LAM LAMINATE AMIN INAT A E•

• HARDWOOD • LAMINATE • CORK • VINYL V • CARPET CAR CARPET • TILE • AREA RUGS • DRAPERY APERY • BLINDS • HARDWOOD • LAMINATE •


www.pqbnews.com

CONTINUED FROM PAGE

THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011 •

B8

Cast of L’Elisir d’Amore put on a great show

OCEANSIDE CONCERT BAND

PLUS

“Just Us” Dance Orchestra

Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2:30 pm

Come

Knox United Church, 345 Pym Street, Parksville early for

a good seat!

TICKETS AT THE DOOR ONLY $12 ADULTS $ 6 STUDENTS CHILDREN UNDER 12 FREE

STEVEN HEYWOOD PHOTOS

Soprano Rachel Stewart was set to perform the lead role of Adina, but a case of laryngitis kept her from singing the part in Saturday night’s opening show. Vasilieva said singer Chloe Hurst of Burnaby was available and came over to the Island Saturday morning to rehearse the part. “I had done the role before,” she said after the Sunday matinee performance. “And it’s quite common in professional opera for one perfson to sing and the other to perform.” So, it was Stewart on stage, and Hurst in the orchestra pit, singing the role of Adina. Stewart was able to recover and did the whole job Sunday afternoon — admirably, I might add. She is a veteran of VIO productions, having played the lead in 2008’s Carmen. Vasilieva said the switcheroo went over well, and some people didn’t even know about it until afterwards. Stewart’s co-star Harout Markarian stole Sunday’s show. His performance, lamenting his lost love in the second act elicited calls of ‘bravo, bravo’ from the audience. His performance of Nemorino, a poor peasant in love with Adina, was wellreceived. His grip on the love elixir made the audience root for his chances for love. First-time VIO performer Jason Cook played an arrogant sergeant, vying for Adina’s love. Cook is a great performer, whose facial expressions portrayed the characteristics of a good foil for Nemorino.

Harout Markarian and Rachel Stewart share a song.

Let Us Do The Cooking!

Adina, played by Rachel Stewart (in hat) is wood by Sergeant Belcore (Jason Cook) in the first act.

A NEWS Review By Steven Heywood While much to show is focussed on those specific performers, they are backed up by a strong ensemble cast — most of which who have been with VIO for years. Ed Moran being one of them. Another expressive actor, Moran as Dr. Dulcamara was another great match of performer and role. He is such a strong singer and paired well for an

unforgettable duet with Markarian in the first act. “It was a really good show, Vasilieva said after. “I am proud of everyone, they were a real ensemble.” The shows were emotional ones for Vasilieva, who lost her husband, Nicholas Maloff to a stroke a week prior. The shows went on, of course, and the ensemble received a standing ovation at Sunday’s conclusion. Attendance Sunday was disappointing — but the show itself was not. Here’s hoping supporters of the arts — especially opera — return to the next VIO offering.

Letters to the Editor Have your say on important issues and concerns in our community by emailing your letters to: editor@pqbnews.com

Home Delivered Meals

“I have known Paul as a good father, hardworking businessman, and community volunteer. I served on the Qualicum Beach Council for 18 years, the last 6 for Mayor. I was always impressed by his quiet and patient manner and resolve. And his tenacity - never giving up.”

For Mayor:

3 Course Dinner for only

*

to inquire or order call toll free

Jack Collins, Qualicum Beach

REITSMA, Paul

$6.00

*minimum order applies VAC Health Identification Cards accepted

1-888-838-1888

BETTER MEALS

Serving Our Communities Since 1993

www.bettermeals.com

Connecting Advertisers to Customers

“Thank you to the PQB News for helping to make our Oceania Cruise night a huge success.” (We still have some group space on three itineraries at special prices for 2012.)

Call us today for more information. 250-752-9755. Qualicum Beach Cruise & Travel (locally owned by Carin Dunlop)

editor@pqbnews.com

Carin

Fill ZPVSDBSU 8JUI 8JUIPVU I U FNQUZJOH ZPVS Wallet!

Marion Barrie

Audrey STORES s FLYERS s DEALS COUPONS s BROCHURES s CATALOGUES CONTESTS s PRODUCTS

We Have Happy Advertisers! LILLIAN JEWER LILL ER

Save time, save money.

Contact us today.

Visit our other Black Press sites

Barb Giles

Brenda Boyd

Tom Alexander

Leigh Ann Cameron

250-248-2545

250-248-2545

250-248-2545

250-248-2545

ext. 217 250-248-8371

B9

styles@pqbnews.com

ext. 224

creative@pqbnews.com

ext. 226

design@pqbnews.com

ext. 2123

realestate@pqbnews.com


B10 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011

www.pqbnews.com

Call these fine businesses and find out why they are the...

Island Patricia Kew Reflexology

Seaside RV

R.C.R.T.

Patricia is on the Board of Directors for RAC BC

SALES & SERVICE LTD.

Early Christmas Specials Nov.1-30 REFLEXOLOGY & LOWER LEG MASSAGE ONE FULL HOUR Plus! Herbal foot soak & hot towel wrap

Personal & Corporate Income Tax

REFLEXOLOGY 45 MINUTES

• Daily, Monthly & Annual Bookkeeping • Financial Statements • Payroll Services • GST, PST, WCB Reporting (wheelchair accessible)

Plus! Herbal foot soak & hot towel wrap

AQUA DETOX PLUS ONE FULL HOUR REFLEXOLOGY

Plus! Herbal foot soak & hot towel wrap

$

Special

Reg.

49.50

65.00

$

Reg.

Special

$

55.00

$

95.00

44.50

$

Special

Reg.

84.50

$

Gift Certificates Are Available. Also By Appointment

250-752-6948

MON-FRI 8:00-4:30 (Hours Flexible) - I can work around your schedule

104 Middleton Ave., Parksville www.islandreflexology.com

www.taxnstuff.com

FULLY EQUIPPED MOBILE UNIT

250-954-4274

I

T

C

H

E

N

&

B

A

T

p

“Everything under the sun on a bun”

Becoming famous for our GUNPOWDER SOUP and our Home style loaded bacon cheese Car Burger. Open Daily: Monday - Saturday 7am to 3pm CLOSED Sunday

SeasideRVService.com

3027 Van Horne Rd. Hilliers

1093-B, Smithers Rd, Parksville

GEORGIA G EORGIA STRAIT STRAIT K

Fresh

250-954-1664

(Not combined with any other offer) No HST

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY PLEASE

1573 Sharon’s Place, Parksville

UʘÌiÀˆœÀÊEÊ-ÌÀÕVÌÕÀ>Ê,i«>ˆÀà UÊ*>ÀÌÃ]ʈÌV…iÃÊEÊ7ˆÀˆ˜} UÊ,œœvÃ]Ê6i˜ÌÃÊEÊ-ŽÞˆ}…Ìà UʘÃÕÀ>˜ViÊ >ˆ“à UʈVi˜Ãi`Ê,6Ê>ÃʈÌÌiÀ UÊ À>ŽiÊ-iÀۈVi

250-752-0068

LIMORIDE CO. “HALF THE FUN IS GETTING THERE!”

H

A Division Of Lantzville Woodworking Inc.

Designing Functional Dream Kitchens

WEDDINGS, STAGETTES, BACHELOR PARTIES, SIGHTSEEING, WINE TOURS, GRADUATION, PROM, 10 PASSENGER TUXEDO LIMOUSINE

SleepTech

LEAH JONES Owner/Operator

250 741-7886

Since 1996

Sleep Apnea Treatment Centre Our Services

Your Complete One Stop Fencing Store! • Garden & Deer Fencing • Gates & Kennels • Fence Hardware • Cage Wire • Chain Link • Farm • Wood Posts • Wire sold by roll or foot

FREE ESTIMATES! RESIDENTIAL • COMMERCIAL • REPAIRS

250-248-3122

929 Church Road, Parksville

★ Free trial of CPAP…see how much better you can feel! ★ All CPAP supplies available ★ We perform all the paperwork for pre-approval of extended health benefits for new and replacement CPAP units

Qualicum Village Winery

Oceanside’s Only Sleep Apnea Treatment Centre!!

Your Very Own Hands on Winery

Stay Local!

See how easy and rewarding boutique wine making can be. New Customers – Bring in this ad, and receive 30 FREE bottles with your first on-site made wine kit.

675 Fir St. Qualicum Beach

250-752-0058

#103 - 664 Beach Road, Qualicum Beach Ph: 250-594-1111 Fax: 250-594-3001 Open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 10am - 4pm Call to book an appointment Sleeptech’s 16 years of experience will ensure you a restorative sleep very soon!

www.sleeptech.ca

Tame your Frizz! Smoothing Cream

Located at French Creek Marina

1025 Lee Rd., Parksville

Are you alone and taking care of a loved one but need a break?

hCompanionship hPersonal Care hMeal Prep hHousekeeping hAlzheimers and Dementia Care hLive-In Care and much much more Call for a free in home assessment

Parksville: 250-927-1895 Qualicum: 250.752.2597

“Your Pet Has Never Had It So Good.”

the Little Dog Shop

Grooming • Healthy Treats • Outdoor Jackets & Sweaters Drop In Nail Trim • Pet Pickup & Drop Off Service • We Also Groom Cats

www.qualicumdogshop.com

250-752-3799

#107-200 First Avenue West, Qualicum Beach

Liberate yourself from shaving and waxing Schedule your permanent hair reduction treatment today! y The Advantages of Permanent Hair Reduction

HAIR REDUCTION Are Clear MEDICAL AESTHETICS and LASER CENTER

752-6116 Dr. Andrew Biro MD, MSc, CCFP

Unit #3 - 219 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach

SAW . Garden Gates M R

Bevel Siding Decking • Board & Batten Fencing & Fence Post • Beams Tongue & Groove • Planing Channel Siding • Docks

We Deliver!

House: use: 250-248-6675 Cell: ell: 250-951-8327

m

o

250.586.4184

Set it Straight

FREE Overnight Testing • FREE CPAP Trials 250-594-1111 • 664 Beach Rd. Q.B. www.sleeptech.ca

st

While Supplies Last.

50% of diabetes sufferers may have sleep apnea.(Einhorn 2007)

Cu

Now on Sale $18.95 ea.

SILK OIL

FACT

ILL

Barber & Stylist Services

Oceanside’s only Sleep Apnea Treatment Centre

www.nursenextdoor.com

info@QualicumVillageWinery.com

The Amazing Hair Studio

website: www.limorideco.com email: limorideco@shaw.ca

at io n

INE ENCELLTD. FPRODUCTS

★ Free testing for sleep apnea; evaluated by a sleep medicine physician. No prescription required

P.E .

Visit our showroom or website: 250.248.3411

www.georgiastraitkb.com • #1-1003 Herring Gull Way, Parksville

C.W.B. Certified c ri We b a lding & F


www.pqbnews.com

THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011 â&#x20AC;˘

B11

Is the BMO Guardian Registered Disability Savings Plan right for you?

ROCKING THE HORSE

Do you know that only 10% of eligible individuals currently have an RDSP? If you or someone you know has a disability, the BMO Guardian Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) can be an important part of providing a secure ďŹ nancial future. With beneďŹ ts of up to $3,500 per year in Canada Disability Savings Grants or $1,000 per year in Canada Disability Savings Bonds, let me show you how to take advantage of this unique savings vehicle using mutual funds.

Carol Dolighan

Senior Investment Advisor

Client Service Manager

Tel: 250-821-1990 blineham@dundeewealth.com PO Box 198 1-2451 Collins Cres. Nanoose Bay, BC V9P 9J9

This communication is sponsored in part by BMO Investments Inc., a financial services firm and separate legal entity from the Bank of Montreal. Sales commissions, service fees, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. ÂŽ Registered trade-marks of Bank of Montreal, used under license.

The Rocking Horse Pub in Nanoose Bay got a little taste of Newfoundland Saturday, November 5, as award winning band Shanneyganock took to the stage for a sold out event. BRENDA GOUGH PHOTO CONTINUED FROM PAGE

B8

While it seems likely that ABBA wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be returning to the world stage anytime soon, ABRA Cadabra is keeping the music alive and will be performing the timeless and uplifting music at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre Sat., Nov. 12. Kylee Epp is one of the talented musicians in the ensemble and ifher name sounds familiar that is because Epp grew up in Qualicum Beach. She now lives in Vancouver where she is pursuing a musical career that has taken her all over the world. Epp graduated in 2003 and although she had been performing since age six, she credits her school years for starting her on her musical path. She said when she was at Qualicum Beach Middle School they needed a soloist for a production which was going to be recorded for a school

SUBMITTED PHOTO

Gala fundraiser tickets in QB are still available

ABRA Cadabra on stage in Mexico, from left to right: Aleisha Reale, Kylee Epp and Jeanette Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Keeffe. fundraiser. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was chosen and when I went into the studio for the first time it planted the seed and I have pursued music ever since,â&#x20AC;? she said. Epp began writing songs, taught herself how to play guitar, and recorded her first demo CD at age 13. This would remain the pattern for the next few years, as she continued to write, record, and hone her craft. She put her first band together at age 15 and began to play

the bar circuit. Her musical journey landed her second place for her vocal performance in the YTV Achievement Awards. Epp has also traveled the world with the Canadian Dance team and took home a silver medal at the 2001 World Dance Championships in Berlin. She also received the prestigious award for best stage performance at The Canadian National Dance Championships.

Eppâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s background in dance has served her well with ABRA Cadabra and the high-energy and captivating stage show complete with a themed-wardrobe has impressed ABBA fans around the world. Epp said even in Asia, where they toured last year, the fans would sing along to all of the songs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;ABBAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music crosses all language barriers.â&#x20AC;? She said it is an honour and a privilege to be able to bring the amazing music of ABBA to life especially in her home town of Qualicum Beach where the tribute band performed for the chamber gala back in 2006. When she isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t performing with ABRA Cadabra, Epp is busy with her other musical projects. She is currently recording a new original album, due to be released next spring. The country pop

project includes songs that she has written. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always loved the performance aspect of being a musician. Every time I get on stage I feel lucky that this is what I do for a living. There is nothing else in the world I would rather be doing.â&#x20AC;? You can dance; you can jive, having the time of your life on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. The evening starts at 5:30 p.m. with complementary wine and hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres followed by a sumptuous dinner. Throughout the evening there are silent auctions, balloons, games and finally the live auction where the winner takes it all. Dance the night away and receive a complimentary ride home. Tickets for the gala are $100 each and can be purchased by calling the chamber office at 250-752-0960.

LOUISE ROY LOU

Our immigration legal services include: Ä&#x2018;ĆŤ Ä&#x2018;ĆŤ Ä&#x2018;ĆŤ Ä&#x2018;ĆŤ

Catherine A. Sas, Q.C. 604.687.2242 csas@millerthomson.com

!.)*!*0ĆŤ!/% !*0ĆŤ,,(%0%+*/ +.'ĆŤ!.)%0/ )%(5ĆŤ(//ĆŤ,+*/+./$%,ĆŤ,,(%0%+*/ .+2%*%(ĆŤ+)%*!!ĆŤ.+#.)ĆŤ,,(%0%+*/

millerthomson.com VANCOUVER

CALGARY

EDMONTON

SASKATOON

REGINA

LONDON

KITCHENER-WATERLOO

GUELPH

TORONTO

WANTED!!

1 MALE: Age 25-35 (Major Role) 1 FEMALE: Age 25-35 (Supporting Role) 1 FEMALE: Age 40-60 (SigniďŹ cant Role)

Initial Auditions have been held, so for Special Audition arrangements please call Wendy Punter, 250-586-0192 or Mike Andrews, 250-248-5201

â&#x20AC;&#x153;You Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Get There From Hereâ&#x20AC;? A Comedy Written by Pat Cook Directed by Wendy Punter

SHOW DATES: FEBRUARY 9-26, 2012 at the Village Theatre, 110 W. 2nd Ave., Qualicum Beach For further information, please contact: Wendy Punter 250-586-0192 or Mike Andrews 250-248-5201

ASBESTOS

THE SILENT KILLER INFORMATION SESSION November 15, 2011 â&#x20AC;˘ 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.

PANEL DISCUSSION WITH GUEST SPEAKERS

We highly recommend that you attend this important event if you or a family member have been exposed, or think you have been exposed to asbestos. If you have worked in construction or industrial settings: steam engineers, electrical, plumbing, pipefitting, insulators, sheet metal, demolition, the navy or mechanics working with automotive or line breaks, YOU MAY BE AT RISK!

FOR EVENT INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT 1-877-922-6728 OR 250-248-6842

%((!.ĆŤ$+)/+*ĆŤ



250-248-8371

Echo Players

WORKSAFE BC US TRUST LAW FIRM VETERANS AFFAIRS VIHA OCEANSIDE HOSPICE CANSAV & FRIENDS

Simplifying the process for you.

MARKHAM

MONTRĂ&#x2030;AL

11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1368

Bill Lineham

Parksville Legion Branch 49 146 W. Hirst Ave. Parksville, B.C. V9P 2G8


B12 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011

www.pqbnews.com

QUALICUM BEACH — COMMUNITY PROFILE

Don Harper: life’s just a stage

• Reinvented cottage-style furniture • Home décor accessories

Ron Cantelon

MLA Parksville - Qualicum

100 E. Jensen Ave. Parksville

OPEN SAT.-WED.

Cottage Furnishings Chilham Village, QB

250-594-4999

(250) 951-6018 ron.cantelon.mla@leg.bc.ca roncantelonmla.bc.ca

LIGHTHOUSE Veterinary Hospital Inc.

Dr. Hanna Saefkow Dr. Sandie Landa Dr. Jennifer Buller

250-757-9911 A full-service veterinary facility. www.lighthousevet.ca 6030 W. Island Hwy. in Qualicum Bay

We provide the highest level of service in a professional & affordable manner, without compromising our commitment to reliable & respective service to our families.

Ron & Jo-Anne Yates

Don Harper, seen here in costume, is the president of the Bard to Broadway Society. By STEVEN HEYWOOD NEWS EDITOR trip off the makeup and pull off the costumes and you have revealed Don Harper. Yet, he is not far away from donning the gear and treading the boards again and again. Harper is the current president of the Bard to Broadway Society — the Qualicum Beach-based theatre group that has run community theatre productions in the summer for almost a decade. He is also an actor with the group — an entity he describes as a large family. “The enthusiasm and moral support, it’s like an extended family,” he says. That family has successfully put on show after show, either under a large white tent in Qualicum Beach, or in the Parksville community centre, or these days, in Qualicum Beach’s Village Theatre. It’s a major tourist draw and one of the region’s top cultural activities in the summer. Harper is quick to point out it’s the family of volunteers — from the board of directors to stage hands — that makes B2B such a success. Right now, during the winter months, B2B is bust preparing

S

for the next season of live theatre. “It’s pretty quiet in the winter, but some people are working on season planning, others make contact in the community for sponsorships and fundraising, and still more gear up for sets, costumes and casting.” Harper has been known to throw in with a cast or two during a B2B season. He retired here in 2005 from GRande Prairie, Alberta, where he had spent most of his life at the college there as dean of academic and applied studies. That’s where he met his wife, Kathy, who was a music instructor there. “My involvement in theatre is all her fault,” laughed Harper. Prior to those years, he said his only theatre experience was in Grade 5 or 6 — maybe a little more in junior high. By the time his high school years were in full swing, Harper said he was into student government. When he went to college, theatre just wasn’t on his mind. It look love, of course, to get him to make that plunge. “I had to get into theatre to be with my wife.” The couple had two children — both in their 50s now. Their son is a mechanical engineer and their daughter is a stu-

STEVEN HEYWOOD PHOTO

dent services worker at the same college where her parents worked. Don and Kathy came to Vancouver Island to be closer to Kathy’s parents. “For years, we would come here once or twice a year. We love the area and we would come to see some of the (B2B) shows here.” When they retired here themselves, Don said being able to perform in local theatre was top of mind, and they got involved with Echo Players. Then, they moved over to B2B. Since then, Don, who turned 69 in October, has been involved in many forms — from performer, board member, vice-president, president, past-president — and back to president. Kathy, too has been just as involved and now does a lot of music directing and writing for the shows. What’s the appeal? “I was a self-assured workaholic, putting in 50 to 60 hours a week, but found the best therapy in acting,” he said. “Once you are on stage, all that other stuff, it passes away.” It’s this life outside of work that he has turned to in retirement, and he said he’ll be involved with B2B into the foreseeable future. Maybe at a slower pace, but he’ll be there.

Funeral Provider for Members of the Memorial Society of B.C.

1000 Allsbrook Rd, Parksville 250-248-5859 & Crematorium www.yatesfuneral.ca

Up Cozywith w

Ne New ew Fall a A Arrivals riv EARTH FRIENDLY PRODUCTS & CLOTHING

Open Monday - Saturday 10-5 117 Craig St, Parksville • 250-248-2501 www.shadesofgreenmindbodyhome.com

Our Trained Hospice Volunteers will assist you with Respite Care including: • Emotional support with companionship and listening • Running errands, reading aloud and writing letters • Provision of free time to the caregiver

(250) 752-6227 www.oceansidehospice.com

Your Value-Priced Mover .. Big Enough to Move You, Small Enough to Care! If you’re thinking this is the place to move, call us for a free professional moving estimate. No Charge. No Obligation. Anywhere in North America. •Professional moving services •Packing and unpacking •Storage •Aeroplan points Agent for Atlas A Van Lines

Call Toll Free

Member- B Better Bureau Business B

1.888.910.1122 • 250.248.5021 • www.ArrowsmithMoving.com • arrowsmithmoving@shaw.ca


www.pqbnews.com

THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011 â&#x20AC;˘

CONTINUED FROM PAGE

B13

B8

Gurrâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s backup band for this concert includes some amazing musicians. Tom Neville is on vocals, violin, and bass, Adam Popowitz is on vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, and Elliot Polsky is on percussion. Gurr said normally she performs with six to seven musicians including a trumpet player, but for this show she is putting on a more acoustic set and she will be playing acoustic guitar and ukulele. Her song writing resulted in a win for the Sonic Bids Nashville Song Contest and achieved honourable mention for three selfpenned tunes in the acclaimed Billboard World Song Contest putting her in an elite group of songwriters internationally. She said the Errington audience will be in for a good time and she is looking forward to sharing an

SUBMITTED PHOTO

Roots fused with world beats

Babe Gurr performs in Errington Nov. 12. intimate evening with them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like performing in small towns. People are warm and not so jaded. My favourite performances have been at little venues in small towns,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like an audience to be more involved. I often tell something about the song before hand. It goes hand in hand with my style of music.â&#x20AC;? Gurrâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s style is described as roots, fused with world beats. She said she has been travelling a lot re-

cently and her music has a lot of Spanish and Middle-Eastern rhythms. Guest artists joining Gurr Saturday night are gifted Oceanside singersongwriter Sophie Cloutier together with Johan Lindstrom. Tickets for the Nov. 12 concert are $20 for adults, $10 for children under 12 and free for kids under five and can be purchased at the Errington Store, Cranky Dog Music in Parksville and Heaven on Earth in Qualicum Beach.

Environmental Assessment of the ProposedRaven Underground Coal Project Invitation to Comment Compliance Coal Corporation, doing business as Comox Joint Venture, (the Proponent) is proposing to develop the Raven Underground Coal Mine Project approximately 20 kilometres south of Courtenay on eastern Vancouver Island, in British Columbia (BC). The Proponent proposes to transport coal from the mine by truck on existing highways 80 km to the port of Port Alberni. Port upgrading work at Port Alberni is proposed by the Proponent to enable shipment of coal oďŹ&#x20AC;shore.

The Environmental Assessment OďŹ&#x192;ce will consider comments from the public and can require additional changes to the information requirements before they are issued to Compliance Coal Corporation. The information requirements specify the information that the provincial and federal governments determine must be included in Compliance Coal Corporationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Environmental Assessment submission (which is the B.C. Application for an Environmental Assessment CertiďŹ cate and the federal Environmental Impact Statement).

You can submit a comment:

From May 18, 2011 to June 27, 2011, the B.C. Environmental Assessment OďŹ&#x192;ce and Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency accepted comments from the public on the draft Application Information Requirements document, which is also the federal Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines (called â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;the information requirementsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;). The provincial and federal governments have required that the Proponent respond to the issues raised by the public that relate to the information requirements. The responses can be found in the Public Comment Tracking Table.

Electronic copies of the Public Comment Tracking Table (which contains Compliance Coal Corporationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s responses) and the Posting Policy for the Environmental Assessment of the Raven Underground Coal Project are available at www.eao.gov.bc.ca.

t *ODMVEFUIF reference number of the response in the Public Comment Tracking Table on which you are commenting (otherwise the Environmental Assessment OďŹ&#x192;ce will not know to which comment you are referring);

Hard copies of the Public Comment Tracking Table and the Posting Policy for the Environmental Assessment of the Raven Underground Coal Project are available at:

t %FTDSJCFUIFreason(s) you think Compliance Coal Corporationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s response does or does not respond to the issue;

The Environmental Assessment OďŹ&#x192;ce will be requesting comments from the public on Compliance Coal Corporationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s responses in the Public Comment Tracking Table from November 15, 2011 to November 29, 2011.

Bowser Public Library Campbell River Public Library Comox Public Library Courtenay Public Library Cumberland Public Library Hornby Island Public Library Denman Island Dora Drinkwater Library Nanaimo Harbourfront Public Library Nanaimo Wellington Public Library Parksville Public Library Port Alberni Public Library Qualicum Beach Public Library Union Bay Public Library

t #Z0OMJOF'PSNXXXFBPHPWCDDB t #Z'BY t #Z.BJM3BDIFM4IBX 1SPKFDU"TTFTTNFOU.BOBHFS Environmental Assessment OďŹ&#x192;ce 10#PY4UO1SPW(PWU 7JDUPSJB#$787 For the Environmental Assessment OďŹ&#x192;ce to post your comment on the electronic Project Information Center, your comment must:

t #FSFDFJWFE PSQPTUNBSLFE CZNJEOJHIUPO November 29, 2011; and t "EIFSFUPUIF$PNNFOU1PTUJOH1PMJDZGPSUIF3BWFO Underground Coal Projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Environmental Assessment available at www.eao.gov.bc.ca. To have your name and location posted with your comment, you must give us permission to do so at the time of submission. Otherwise, the comment will be posted using the phrase â&#x20AC;&#x153;personal information withheldâ&#x20AC;?. Public comments will be posted to the electronic Project Information Center within 7 days of receipt.

NOTE: All submissions received by the EAO during the comment period in relation to the proposed Project are considered public and will be posted to the EAO website.


B14 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011

www.pqbnews.com

meet the PROFESSIONALS FOR THE BEST IN QUALITY, SERVICE & PRODUCTS CALL OR VISIT THESE FINE BUSINESSES! THEY DON’T GO SOUTH IN THE WINTER! PROTECT YOUR CROPS & GARDEN WHILE YOU’RE AWAY

Grand Entrance or

Self Storage

Large or Small they are Never Less than Grand

1st Month FREE!

Call C ll Roger Call R g f for a free f E Estimate ti t

• Fully Qualified Mechanic • Brake Service • Tires • Batteries • Accessories • Tune-Ups • Cooling System Flush • Fuel Injection • Gov’t Testing Station

GAS BAR OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

250-248-4745

431 E., Island Hwy., Parksville

12x44’ “Making Dreams Come True” List: $85,799

MoHo Special $75,900

FERRIS FENCING

430 Grovehill

250-248-2313 250 248 2313 for Details. Two locations in Parksville

HEATED STORAGE AVAILABLE

Automobile Repairs & Service PARKSVILLE PETROCAN SERVICE

2012 Woodland Park Model Luxury Cottage

Qualicum Beach

757-9677

250-

www.ferrisfencing.com * info@ferrisfencing.com Wildlife, Horse, Farm and Electric Fencing

Dr. Dyck & Family Team

Dentistry

From $326 bi-weekly

2011’s n credit) ale $0 money down (on approved

1-800-492-2869

“Come see the difference”

1421 East Island Hwy., Nanoose Bay www.bigboystoys.ca

MURPHY BEDS® by #9-140 Terminal Avenue (across from Mrs. Riches Restaurant, Nanaimo)

• “MAXIMIZE SPACE IN YOUR HOME” • Exclusive patented Murphy Bed hardware system • Complimentary in-home consultations • Lifetime Guarantee

COLON HYDROTHERAPY INC. 9:30-5:30 Tue-Fri Showroom Hours:

10:00-4:00 Saturday 250-753-BEDS (2337)

that feels like ... family!

www.inspiredspacesandmore.com

COLON HYDROTHERAPY INC. • Constipation • Detoxification • Weight Loss • And so much more!

Get the Card ask for details

248-9221 • 142 Morison Ave. UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP

GIFT SHOP

~ Psychic sychic Readings Available ~ ~ Handmade Jewellery ~ ~ Handmade Gifts ~ ~ Re-purposed Furniture ~

250-752-7978

702A Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach

ge

n a r . l l s O ff u f e e ri n g a c i v r e NEW PATIENTS of dental s WELCOME

248-3731

250-

124 MIDDLETON, PARKSVILLE

We now offer the Ultimate Liver Detox protocol following Dr. Max Gerson’s “HEALING THE GERSON WAY” featuring coffee enemas. For appointment, more information, or just curious?

Call TAMARA today • 250-752-3335 702 Beach Rd, Qualicum Beach

“The road to health is paved with good intestines!”

www.colonhydrotherapyinc.com

Seal the Deal!

With a great ad Here!

To advertise here call:

250-248-4341 pqbnews.com

UÊRelaxation Massage UÊDeep Tissue Massage UÊPregnancy Massage U Hot Jade Stone Massage UÊWraps and Scrubs Mention this add when booking and receive

25% off the treatment of your choice (by appointment only) ~25% off not being applicable to any other promotional offers~

1080 Osprey Way Parksville (On Morningstar Golf Course)

250-927-1511

cpi p Pumps p & Irrigation g Irrigation g Sales and Service • agricultural • pumps • water treatment • residential • commercial • drip

250.954.0023 250 954 0023

1080 Industrial Way. Parksville www.cpipumpsandirrigation.com

ALL DENTAL PLANS WELCOME DISABILITY PLANS WELCOME (no cost to patients)

Beer & wine store open from 9-11 daily. Check out our VQ wines. Priced lower than liquor store. Starting in November live music every Saturday. Mark Crissinger playing on Saturday November 5th at 8pm. Also in November purchase any Vancouver Island Brewery product and get your name in our draw for a Mount Washington ski trip. Drawn at the end of the month.

250-586-0040 2484 Alberni Hwy Coombs


www.pqbnews.com

THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011 •

NOVEMBER SPECIAL!

When is a relationship over? Hope &

Happiness By Dr. Neill Neill psychological truth to the old saying, “A man never marries the woman he left his wife over.” Free-floating trust issues, blame, anger and guilt do not create a healthy environment for the creation of a new relationship. Make no mistake, no matter how bad the marriage was, there is still a grieving process. And in the process of grieving, you get a chance to really look at your life, at who you are and at what you want. A new relationship muddies the waters during the vulnerability that comes with grief. Having said all this, the reality of our

human need to be in relationships makes us particularly vulnerable as a relationship is ending. Upon self-reflection I had to break up with a woman I got involved with too soon after separation. It happened again, only this time we both understood the risks and we were both very careful to keep her involvement with my divorce to a minimum. I had a lot of time alone to reflect for a year before we moved in together. That was over 30 years ago. So how do you avoid the messes as you re-engage? If you’re going through a separation and divorce, get the work done. If a new relationship sneaks up on you, be up front about the need to clean up your life first. Easier said than done! You can reach Registered Psychologist Dr. Neill Neill at 250-

We’d like to know you better. At the PQB News we always put our readers first. That way we keep you informed and connected with your community. We’d like you to assist our efforts by answering 9 simple questions about what’s important to you. — Brenda Boyd, Sales Representative

Please take our 5-minute survey and we’ll enter you for a chance to win…

A $600 00 Food, Fashion & Fitness Prize Package!

Food, Fashion and Fitness Shopping Spree worth $600. You’ll enjoy a $200 dinner for two at the Pacific Prime Steak & Chop Restaurant & Lounge at the Beach Club Resort, a $200 shopping spree at Outsider, The Outdoor Store in Qualicum Beach as well as a $200 gift certificate from Genesis Boxing. Your feedback is important to us, so go to: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/359NVFP and fill out the survey, or go to www.pqbnews.com and look for the “Survey and Win” link under “Community Links”. You can also fill out the survey on your smartphone by scanning the logo in this ad.

One survey and entry per person. Must be 19 years or older to participate. Shopping spree accepted as awarded. Winner will be a random draw of all survey entries.

FREE

752-8684 or through his website www.neillneill. com/contact

Mini-Manicure with 90 Minute Massage! ($25 Value)

Not to be combined with any other offer.

250-586-1SPA(1772) www.synergydayspa.ca

#6-183 W Island Hwy, Parksville in front of the Beach Club

DR. ERNEST RIVAIT PH.D., RCC, RSW The Professional’s f Choice Personal Difficulties

Commitment To Excellence C

Marital Conflict

Private & Confidential

Anxiety & Depression

25 Years Experience

Deteriorating Health

Fr Free Telephone Consultation

Qualicum Beach

www.ernestrivait.com ww.ern nes esttr triv tri ivait.com ivai

250-752-8803

CLASSIFIED AD MONTHLY

FALL SPECIAL! BRING IN THIS AD AND RUN YOUR CLASSIFIED WORD AD THE FIRST TUESDAY OR FRIDAY OF THE MONTH AND RECEIVE THE SAME AD THE FOLLOWING TUESDAY OR FRIDAY FOR

HALF PRICE

ness, new involvement, break up, mediation, legal agreement, divorce, remarriage, grieving. The first is clearly the cleanest. Your former marriage has become history, details are settled and your inevitable grieving is more or less complete. Only then do you re-engage. The second, entering a new relationship before a divorce is complete, carries significant risk. It is very difficult for the new partner not to become involved in the settlement details and the emotional turmoil. There is also a real risk that with negotiation and mediation the separated couple may decide to give it another try, leaving the new partner out in the cold. The third sequence carries even more risk, because the new involvement becomes part of the reason the marriage ended. There is still some

A

s human beings we are social creatures and seem to be hard-wired to be in relationships. Previous to about a century ago, marriages lasted on average less than nine years, ending with the death of one. The survivor would remarry and stay married until one of them dies. Serial monogamy is alive and well today, the only difference being that divorce replaces death in the transition to a new relationship. Today the typical transition from one marriage to the next follows one of the following sequences. One: unhappiness, break up, mediation, legal agreement, divorce, grieving, new involvement, remarriage. Two: unhappiness, break up, new involvement, mediation, legal agreement, divorce, remarriage, grieving. Three: unhappi-

B15

Offer only applies to “walk-in” and “word ads”. This offer will run the 1st two weeks of the month starting from October 4th through December 16th, 2011.


B16 â&#x20AC;˘ THE NEWS, Tuesday, November 8, 2011

www.pqbnews.com

Dine Out & Win

Every other week, one winner will receive FOUR $10 Gift CertiďŹ cates to 4 different restaurants!

A Delicious Taste of Thailand in Qualicum Beach Owners Nigel and Rotjana invite you to experience the ďŹ&#x201A;avours of Thailand at the Authentic Takrai Thai Restaurant located in the charming Chilham Village in Qualicum Beach. Chef Rose brings many years experience from Thailand, China & Canada with both preparing and teaching Thai cuisine. With freshly cooked meals using time-tested family recipes straight from Thailand, they have created a menu to offer the ďŹ nest authentic dishes in an cozy unique atmosphere. "We strive to always use the best and freshest ingredients available." Try an entree from the extensive lunch & dinner menus or join them for the dinner buffet on Wednesdays & Saturdays nights. There are many items to choose from including dishes with a choice of meat or vegetarian options and various levels of spice to satisfy everyone's taste buds. As the dishes are prepared fresh, they can easily accommodate special requests or allergy concerns. We are here to serve our customers so they can relax and enjoy their Thai culinary adventure! Interested in learning to cook Thai food? Cooking lessons are available at the restaurant or in the comfort of your own home. They also offer catering for parties and special events or you can reserve the restaurant for your holiday celebrations. Take a moment to read their guest book and you will learn even more... â&#x20AC;&#x153;A jewel in Oceanside, such ďŹ&#x201A;avours, hospitality & relaxing music.â&#x20AC;?; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Come for the cooking class, excellent!â&#x20AC;?; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best Thai food ever!â&#x20AC;?

WIN $40 in Restaurant Gift CertiďŹ cates!

250-757-8288

5968 West Island Highway, Qualicum Bay Tues.-Fri. & Sun. 11am-8pm, Saturday 8am-8:30pm

Burritos â&#x20AC;˘ Tacos EEnchilades â&#x20AC;˘ Chimichangas Fajitas â&#x20AC;˘ Burgers/Appies

491 EE. Island Hwy

Wing Wednesday 35¢/ea 250-586-7782 1/2 L. Margarita $5.95

Authentic Takrai Thai Restaurant, #14-221 West 2nd Avenue Qualicum Beach Phone 250-752-0468

PHONE: ___________________________________________________________

RULES: Attach a recent receipt from one of the participating restaurants on this page to your entry form and deliver it to The News at #4-154 Middleton Avenue, Parksville, BC V9P 2H2 within 10 days of publication. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll draw one lucky winner of four $10 Gift CertiďŹ cates every two weeks. Employees of The News are not eligible to win.

5.50+HST

3

$ 56

Lanny Kehler

Chicken To Go

Sushi To Go

Unit B, 156 W. 1st Ave., Qualicum Beach (across from the Library) 10:00am-7:00pm Mon. to Sat.

Store: 250-752-0016 â&#x20AC;˘ Deli: 250-752-0023 VOTED #1 RESTAURANT IN QUALICUM BEACH by TripAdvisor!

We are Licensed

WINTER HOURS Lunch: Wed.-Sat. 12:00-3:00pm Dinner: Wed.-Sun. 5:30-8:30pm

WIN

An oofďŹ cial Canuckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jersey when wh you join us for the game gam Thursday, Nov. 10th Book Now for your Grey Cup Party

French Creek Marine Pub 1025 Lee Road, Parksville

4 ~ $10 Gift CertiďŹ cates!

Food

3353 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Menu â&#x20AC;˘ Seniorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Menu â&#x20AC;˘ Daily Specials

Saturday, Nov. 12th 3:00-5:00pm

California Roll

THAI

Winner to be drawn on November 20th.

BEEF ON A BUN

MUNCHY BUSINESS

Nov. 4th winner of:

Authentic

TO ENTER: Dine at Deez and bring a non-perishable food item for the food bank.

Carved-to-Order

Every Night!

NO MINORS AFTER 4PM

ADDRESS: _________________________________________________________

Win TWO GREAT SEATS plus accommodations.

Ground beef

Across from Tim Hortons

NAME: ____________________________________________________________

GREY CUP PRIZE PACKAGE

$

Licensed Ocean View Dining Authentic Cantonese & Szechuan Dishes

â&#x153;

â&#x153;&#x192;

ENTRY FORM

s Kitchen Henryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

250-248-3713

The Natural Choice...for Food Enthu siasts!

Per Person

Buffet every Wed.& Sat. 5:30-8:30pm

14-221 West 2nd Ave., Qualicum Beach

250-752-0468

www.Bistro694.com

Global ďŹ&#x201A;avours ... local ingredients.

Open for Lunch & Dinner

Reservations:

694 Memorial Ave. Qualicum Beach

Fridays are Pizza

Night!

Family

FRIDAY!

Drop in and enjoy any Large Gourmet Pizza, Regular or Multigrain, for the price of a medium!

Â&#x2021;6XQGD\3ULPH5LE Â&#x2021;:HHNHQG%UXQFK0HQX Â&#x2021;'DLO\$IWHUQRRQ+LJK7HD

4XDOLW\5HVRUW%D\VLGH ZZZTXDOLW\UHVRUWSDUNVYLOOHFRP Historical & Charming...

Sunday through Thursday

With over 32,000 combinations, design the pasta thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right for you. September 14 - November 10, 2011 Excludes October 9 & 10, 2011

Now Fully Licensed!

430 E. Island Highway, Parksville (250) 947-9400 Reservations: 250-248-2333

www.tigh-na-mara.com

250-752-0301

Cannot be used with any other offer. Dine-in only. Only valid at this location. Prices and specials can be changed without notice.

Lunch & Dinner Wed.-Sun. 11am-2pm & 5pm-8pm & Sunday Brunch

Fabulous Food, Excellent Service & Amazing Ambiance

292 Crescent Rd E, Qualicum Beach

www.crownmansion.com

Reservations Recommended

250.752.5776


Parksville Qualicum Beach News Tuesday, November 8, 2011